“We are excited that preparations are in high gear ahead of this year’s KCB Karen Masters. We are here to finalize on the logistics for June and have confirmed the course as superbly maintained to host a world class tournament, we have changed hole 18 to be at hole no 12 to allow the spectators have a better experience,” said Todd.Todd was accompanied by his operations team that included Dornay Lombard to inspect the 18 hole Karen Country Club golf course and facilities.They focused on operational details ranging from the working plans and technical specifications.KCB Karen Masters Tournament Director Andy Watt says he is working closely with the golf superintendent to present a prodigious golf course ahead of the event.“We are working very hard to give golfers a great experience of playing at our event, during this year’s KCB Karen Masters Tournament, the last three holes are all drivable par 4’s, birdies and eagles are possible and there will be neck to neck competition towards the end”, said Andy.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Left- KCB Karen Masters Tournament Director Andy Watt with Sunshine Tour Director Garry Todd during a site visit at Karen Country Club ahead of 2019 KCB Karen Masters.NAIROBI, Kenya, June 13 – The KCB Karen Masters 2019 has been given a go ahead by the Sunshine Tour officials who inspected the course and facilities for the tournament scheduled to tee-off from June 27– 30.Sunshine Tour Tournament Director Garry Todd was delighted with the overall plans for this year’s tournament.
Technology is powering a transformation in the workplace. One area where there is significant opportunity to drive a more modern collaboration experience with technology is in meeting spaces. Even here at Intel, we found valuable time was wasted getting PCs connected to begin sharing content at the start of meetings. Different devices, finding the right dongle and a mix of conference room technologies made connecting and sharing with others difficult and frustrating. On average we were losing about 7 minutes getting a meeting started and in some more extreme cases we heard of 20 minutes being lost to get the content projected and shared. Across all businesses, employees spend a significant amount of time in meetings every year and we realized there is a costly gap in lost productivity. We set out to solve this problem and that was the genesis of Intel® Unite®, our collaboration solution.Our mission is to develop a platform that is incredibly easy to use, giving employees an instant wireless connection to meetings on any of their PCs or tablets while seamlessly working with existing conference room equipment and software solutions. That’s actually how it got its name –a technology solution that unites all platforms. The Intel® Unite® solution is a combination of an Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-powered hub running in the meeting room that communicates with a small client app running on devices like a PC, Mac, or tablet and finally a small server component which orchestrates and manages the solution across devices and hubs throughout the network.Since we first introduced Intel® Unite®Opens in a new window, we have been on a relentless path to innovate based on customer feedback. In June we talked about new features that make the collaboration experience even better like rich video playback where in-room participants can share full HD video and audio with ease from Windows-based PCs. We also introduced a new way to join your meetings from a scheduled meeting notice without having to enter the six-digit PIN. Building on this momentum, today we’re announcing new capabilities to advance the state of collaboration even further.New capabilities that extend the way we meetAdvanced Meeting Room Analytics: We want IT Pros to get more out of their technology and having the right insight on meeting room usage will help. We’ve developed a new telemetry plug-in to track usage. This uniquely gives IT pros insight into how often meeting spaces are getting utilized, for how long and analysis on the health of the technology in the meeting space. Available today, this will help IT and facilities management make better decisions based on how meeting spaces are getting used.Extending the Platform: We designed Intel® Unite® as an open platform where our goal is to enable customers to collaborate across any device. It is available on Windows (7, 8.1 and Windows 10), Apple Mac OS X and available today, customers have viewing and presenting capabilities for iPad and Android Tablets. Device support for Chromebooks is not far behind – the app will be available at the beginning of the second quarter of this year.Increased Meeting Control: The relevance of Intel® Unite® as a collaboration solution is growing across various industries like education, healthcare and retail. As a result, we’re building customized features that are important to these verticals. This includes new meeting controls so that users can choose the meeting permissions that make most sense to them. For example, in a classroom environment, this gives meeting controls to teachers to enable them to be the moderator and control who presents content. This feature will be available early in the second quarter of this year.Static PIN: In addition to the rotating PIN we offer today to more securely connect authorized devices to the client hub, we’re adding a static PIN option for customers. This is well suited for education where it creates a simple connection for teachers and students to always use the same pin to start a sharing session, or to alternatively maintain a PIN which stays the same throughout the duration of an active session.Empowering customers with better collaboration, management and securitySimilar to our own internal experience, we’re seeing a great response from our customers. Intel® Unite® is helping to solve their collaboration pain points. We have nearly 100,000 Unite hubs deployed around the world. And more than just collaboration, IT is telling us they value the Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor running on the client hub because they have a way to remotely manage the meeting room experience driving down costs and increasing meeting room uptime. IT also is able to take advantage of the security features in Intel® Core™ vPro™, so content shared in a meeting is encrypted and stays on the network. We also offer the most cost-effective solution where for less than a $1,000 per room (and no recurring monthly licensing fees), customers can take advantage of the extensive capabilities in Intel Unite, have access to future technologies features that become available over the next 3 years through a simple software update and rest assured that their investment works with their existing meeting room technology.One of our customers, Adolfo San Martin from Acciona, a leader in renewable energy, shared his experience saying: “We see tremendous opportunity with Intel® Unite®. The solution makes our meeting rooms smarter through a fast, easy wireless connection, so employees start meetings instantly removing the burden of connecting to dongles and wires, which often results in a significant meeting delay. Using Intel® Unite® software on the Intel® Core™ vPro™ platform not only increases employee productivity, but delivers security and manageability features to drive peace of mind for my IT team deploying the solution. We’re finding that Intel Unite is easy to use, manage and has saved us significant time.”Advancing Intel® Unite® through our ecosystemWorking with our ecosystem of partners is also an important component to our strategy. We want to make sure customers can use existing tools like Skype for Business and Zoom with Intel® Unite®. We’re also working across a broad ecosystem to make Intel Unite available and are now joined by Actiontec. Actiontec just announced their smart meeting and collaboration appliance, the ScreenBeam 1200 with Intel® Unite®. Learn more about Actiontec and their networking and conference room solutions here: screenbeam.com/products/screenbeam-1200/Opens in a new windowWe’re highlighting our new capabilities at the Integrated Systems Europe event in Amsterdam this week. If you’re attending, we’d love for you to come see us at our booth in the Unified Communications area: 11-B140. Our partner Logitech will also be participating. Check out their booth at: 11-D111To learn more about Intel® Unite®, go to: intel.com/uniteOpens in a new windowRead more about Intel’s mission with Intel® Unite® in the Intel NewsroomOpens in a new window.
After two successive losses, India came back well to earn a consolation win as they defeated Kazakhstan 2-0 in the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I fifth-sixth place play-off match at the True Arena Hua Hin here.In the opening singles match, India’s 399th-ranked Prerna Bhambri defeated Galina Voskoboeva 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday.Next up, World No.307 Ankita Raina outclassed Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6(2), 6-0 for India’s win.The third and doubles match between Ankita Raina-Prarthana G. Thombare of India and Yaroslava Shvedova-Galina Voskoboeva was not played as the tie was already decided.Earlier India lost 1-2 to Japan and 0-3 to Thailand.In the 3rd-4th place play-off, China defeated Thailand 2-1
AdvertisementKedar Jadhav injuring his shoulder while trying to save a boundary while representing Chennai Superkings in this year’s IPL raised speculations regarding the all-rounder’s spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup that is scheduled for later this month.However, Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has dropped a positive hint on Jadhav’s status for the mega event. Shastri is optimistic of Jadhav to be fit in time to join the World Cup campaign.The all-rounder from Maharashtra was ruled out for the remained of the IPl post the injury, however, it was reported that the nature of the injury is not severe and now Shastri too has given an affirmation regarding the same.Shastri shared that luckily there is no fracture in Kedar Jhadav’s case and he still has time to get cleared and it should be okay.The all-rounder had a very forgettable IPL as he did not click for his side this season. He ended up scoring 162 runs in the 12 innings he placed. However, he is a very integral part of the Indian team for the World Cup as Kohli would rely on him in both the bowling and batting department.Advertisement
Image Courtesy: The MetroAdvertisementPlaying only his eighth test and his first-ever Ashes test, England opener Rory Burns endured a tough test by the Aussies on Day 2 at Edgbaston. Burns, however, defied odds to record his maiden hundred. Playing their first home test without stalwart Alaistair Cook in over 12 years, England found a dependable figure in Rory Burns. The English have had a hard time replacing their openers with options like Sam Robson, Nick Compton, Keaton Jennings, Mark Stoneman, and Haseeb Hameed already been used over the course of this decade.Image Courtesy: The MetroResuming their innings at 10-0, world cup hero and debutant Jason Roy got out early to James Pattinson. The skipper, who has promoted to No.3, saw out the session along with Burns. Lady luck stayed with Root as he survived a close call with the bails staying on despite the ball hitting the stump.Root brought upon his fifty before departing soon after courtesy of Peter Siddle. The departure of the skipper triggered a mini-collapse where the hosts lost the wickets of Joe Denly and Jos Buttler.Ben Stokes and centurion Burns managed to see out the rest of the overs after stitching an unbeaten partnership of 73 runs. With this Burns became the first player apart from Cook to see out an entire day’s play unbeaten since Root in 2013.Read Also:Class identifies class: Virat Kohli rates Cristiano Ronaldo’s career as the bestSanjay Bangar passes the baton: MS at number 7 management’s decision Advertisement
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has urged the club to strengthen in defence ahead of the new season if the club want to return to the Champions League.The club have signed a centre-back this summer, but have loaned 18-year-old William Saliba back to St. Etienne in France for the 2019-20 season.Winterburn, who won three league titles in north London during a 13-year Gunners’ career, acknowledged that central defenders currently on the books might have to be moved on before his former club can find a combination that will return them to Europe’s elite. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “My worry is that if you look over the last couple of seasons the away form has been poor and the goals conceded has been 51 against both times in the league alone,” the retired left-back told 888sports.“That tells you that something isn’t working.“The problem they have now is that [Rob] Holding, [Callum] Chambers, [Sokratis] Papastathopoulos, [Laurent] Koscielny, [Shkodran] Mustafi and Konstantinos [Mavropanos] are all centre-halves and that is making it difficult to bring in another one because the squad in top-heavy with them.“That makes it especially frustrating that we can’t find a partnership consistent enough to at least propel us towards a top four position.”One of the defenders Winterburn names seems to be headed for the exit door at the Emirates.Koscielny refused to travel with their team for the pre-season tour of the U.S., a decision which angered and confused the 55-year-old.“I had a couple of run-ins with [former Arsenal manager] George Graham during his time there, but I never, ever refused to play in a game of football or refused to travel,” Winterburn, who now works as a pundit, added.“[Koscielny] should have sought out a chat with the manager while they were away on tour and got that message back to the board as to why he was so unhappy with the situation.“I think we’re all guessing why he was so upset. He may have thought there was a deal on the table and with the injuries he’s had maybe he feels like he’s put his body on the line for the club.“It’s such a shame that it looks like ending on a sour note for Koscielny and it really shouldn’t be like that.”
-30- The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation announced an initiative today, April 7, to reduce waste by eliminating plastic bags. The NSLC plans to stop using plastic shopping bags in all stores in the fall as part of a broader environmental strategy. The NSLC has introduced a new reusable bag and will expand the program over the next few months. A detailed news release on the initiative can be found by following the News Releases link on the NSLC website at www.thenslc.com
Nova Scotians have an opportunity to learn more about responsible gambling at programs and events throughout the province as part of the 10th Annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, Oct. 2–8. “Responsible Gambling Awareness Week provides us with the opportunity to promote responsible gambling awareness throughout the province in a concentrated period of time,” Stephen MacDonald, acting president and CEO of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation. “The week is a terrific complement to the responsible gambling programming that runs all year long.” This year, the week will focus on six communities: Halifax Regional Municipality, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Amherst, Antigonish, New Minas and Yarmouth. Some highlights of planned events including: — Community education on responsible gambling will include responsible gambling ambassadors handing out information to people who can complete an online responsible gambling quiz for a chance to win a prize. — A two-day Responsible Gambling Conference, Oct. 3-4 in Halifax, will let delegates hear from world-class experts on emergent technologies, research and industry trends. — A problem gambling awareness program for post-secondary students, kts2, builds on the success of the Responsible Gambling Council’s Know the Score program. kts2 will visit Dalhousie University and NSCC examine the real chances of winning and losing, highlight signs of problem gambling and suggest ways to keep gambling safer. Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation is the Crown corporation that manages the gaming industry in the province and is the host of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. For more information on how to make responsible gambling second nature, visit yourbestbet.ca.
NEW DELHI: After the Election Commission announced the schedule for the 2019 parliamentary election on Sunday, AAP head and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it was time to throw out the Narendra Modi dispensation, “the most dictatorial and anti-federal” government in the history of India, with the help of the people.”Ultimately back to ‘We the people’ –the real power of our democracy. Time to throw out the most dictatorial and anti-federal govt in the history of India. Time to seek answers on demonetisation, jobs, destruction of traders and destroying brotherhood amongst different communities,” Kejriwal said in a tweet. Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 11 and polling would be held over seven phases till May 19, followed by counting of all votes on May 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. The elections to seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will be held on May 12. The Election Commission has fixed the date for removal of the “autocratic” government in the country, said Delhi AAP convener Gopal Rai. “People of Delhi and the country were waiting for this day. The Modi government by violating all constitutional and democratic norms humiliated and paralysed the Delhi government,” he charged.
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,396.15, up 84.54 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 33 cents, or 2.76 per cent, to $12.28 on 10 million shares.Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Down three cents, or 14.63 per cent, to 17.5 cents on 7.3 million shares.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Energy. Up 27 cents, or 5.16 per cent, to $5.50 on seven million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 30 cents, or 3.23 per cent, to $9.59 on 6.8 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Up 29 cents, or 6.99 per cent, to $4.44 on 5.8 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTX). Up 17 cents, or 7.66 per cent, to $2.39 on 5.4 million shares.Companies reporting:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Down 56 cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $33.92 on 1.4 million shares. The company has signed a deal to sell the bulk of its stake in Ontario’s 407 toll highway operator for $3.25 billion, some of which will go toward a loan from Quebec’s pension fund. The OMERS pension plan will buy a 10.01 per cent stake in 407 International Inc., reducing SNC-Lavalin’s interest to 6.76 per cent, according to an agreement announced Friday.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B) Up 39 cents, or 6.06 per cent, to $6.83 on 2.3 million shares. The company said its television business is regaining popularity with advertisers, chief executive Doug Murphy said Friday after the company’s revenue growth beat analyst estimates in the second quarter. The Toronto-based owner of the Global television network, specialty TV channels such as HGTV Canada, local radio stations and content production studios, said its overall revenue for the quarter totalled $384.1 million.The Canadian Press