Excelsior set for Grace Shield honours

first_imgEltham High are mounting a spirited challenge heading into today’s third and final day of the urban area ISSA/GraceKennedy Shield cricket competition at Melbourne Oval.However, it is still Excelsior High’s match to lose.Resuming on 70 for five, 158 runs in arrears of Excelsior High’s first innings score of 228, Eltham were dismissed for 96 in their first innings.Part-time left-arm spinner, Raewin Senior, with six for 26, was the chief wicket-taker for the boys from the Mountain View Avenue-based institution, with captain Orande Pearson, a part-time off-spinner, claiming three for 23.Enjoying a comfortable lead of 132, Excelsior were then bowled out for 178 in their second innings. Pearson, 74, Raymond Hall, 28, and Okachie Brown, 24, scored most runs against the part-time off-spin of Eltham captain, Ramone Francis, who took four for 53. Javion Brown and Leshawn Heslop, picked up two wickets each.Set 311 for an outright win, Eltham closed the day on 58 for three, 253 runs adrift.last_img read more

Ecobank Launches OMNI for Corporate Customers

first_imgEcobank Liberia, the Pan-African Bank, has introduced ‘Ecobank Omni Electronic Banking Platform,’ a new internet based cash management product to the Liberian market, which will ease money transactions from different parts of the world. Ecobank Omni is a portal for the bank’s customers to manage corporate banking transactions and information online. It is a multi-geography, multi-language and multi-currency platform that offers comprehensive set of electronic banking services to enhance service delivery.At the Ecobank 2016 customer’s forum event last Friday in Monrovia, the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Steve Saah Howard, said the new product would offer customers an integrated cash management system that is flexible enough to accommodate varying business practices locally and across the globe. “This is an exciting new solution from the Ecobank Group that will enhance their services to customers and was developed as a result of feedback on the poor performance the bank received from its clients,” he added.He said Ecobank Omni is essentially a resource for multinationals, public corporations, international organizations and financial institutions that do business in or with Africa that will help them maximize their local and regional opportunities.According to him, Ecobank differentiates itself by offering unique, customer-focused products and services, adding that the Ecobank Omni is one such well-thought-out product based on an in-depth understanding and anticipation of the needs of their customers.“This is a manifestation of Ecobank’s vision to continually automate, develop and improve on our products and services, while taking full advantage of every opportunity that exists in our markets to grow,” Howard said.He stated that Ecobank Omni is a secure electronic banking channel providing corporate clients with single access for transaction and reporting needs.“This product offers a comprehensive suite of flexible online cash management solutions – all designed to help their corporate clients increase productivity,” he added.“With real-time global account access and customizable setup features, you gain control over your critical financials at every level of your organization,” he said, “stressing that irrespective of where you are in the world you are able to securely keep track of your payments, receivables and liquidity.”He added that the product would also allow every possible payment scenario such as bank transfers, interbank and offshore payments, and cheque insurance in local and foreign currencies; and the platform also allows for bulk file upload of salary and supplier payments.Mr. Howard indicated that they built the required security features to ensure that transactions are fully covered and protected.“User access can be restricted to accounts and functions. We are able to replicate your approval limits on this platform based on your internal signing matrix. The platform also allows multiple payment authorizations based on account, amount and payment type,” he noted.Going through the securities, he said, the Omni security has multiple tiers of firewall to prevent unauthorized access to your servers including role-based security implementation with each user configured to access particular accounts or perform specific tasks as per their designation within the company; and secure deployment of Trust Gate device provided by Identity Trust.In several recommendations and other feedback, he said, customers called on the bank to improve on its manager’s checks, transferring of large sums of money to another bank and refusing students’ school fees, among others.Giving the vote of thanks, acting Managing Director of Ecobank Liberia, Mr. David Thompson, promised customers that the bank will improve its customer service to meet their demands. He said the ‘Ecobank Omni Electronic Banking Platform’ is meant to make life easier for corporate clients, since it would enable them to handle multiple financial transactions electronically.The forum was graced by different stakeholders, government officials, NGOs, and other individual business operators.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NBA Star Joins Artist To Inspire Kids

first_imgOn Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 NBA Star Amaré Stoudemire and Acclaimed Contemporary Artist and LA Native, RETNA joined together for a live art installation for community children at Pan Pacific Park to inspire kids to engage in the arts.Amar’e Stoudemire and RETNACredit/Copyright: Michael Bezjian / WireImageAmaré and RETNA painted several paintings along with the children and throughout the evening Amaré took breaks to shoot hoops with the children. This park is the same park that RETNA grew up at, and is brought his peer Amaré Stoudemire to create an interactive experience for local youth to engage in arts and sports activities.This is the first “In The Paint” Series launched by Amar’e Stoudemire through his Melech Collection, a platform he created to provide access between emerging artists and burgeoning art enthusiasts. Through the “In the Paint” Series which reflects both his love for art and basketball, he will collaborate with leading and emerging artists in local communities throughout the country to create interactive events to expose youth to art in their community.At the close of the evening Amaré, alongside RETNA, presented a $20,000 check, the largest single donation by an NBA player to date to Pan Pacific Park.Amaré and RETNA were also honored by the city of Los Angeles with certificates of recognition for their charitable work.last_img read more

Star Wars director Jon Favreau teases Mandalorian role for Taika Waititi

first_img Target Game of Thrones Thor Star Wars 0 Tags In addition to Waititi, other guest directors for the series will include Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow.The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, alongside Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The new Star Wars series will be exclusive to the direct-to-consumer streaming service Disney+, which is set to launch in the US in late 2019. Share your voice Skeptics could argue that Waititi isn’t voicing IG-88, but merely directing the episode that has IG-88 in it. But with the presence of microphones, it seems more likely that Waititi could be lending his voice to the familiar robot character.Lucasfilm, Favreau and Waititi did not immediately respond to a request to comment.The new Star Wars series will be set seven years after Return of the Jedi (so six years after the Empire’s final defeat at the Battle of Jakku and 23 years before The Force Awakens) and will focus on all-new characters.But judging by that new Instagram photo, perhaps we’ll get a few other older characters along with IG-88, who fans first saw in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back. 17 Photos Post a comment More Star Wars Mark Hamill reveals his Star Wars Episode 9 trailer Disney renews Star Wars Resistance animated series for season 2 Black Panther composer to score Star Wars series The Mandalorian See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years TV and Movies StarWars.com A new clue might just indicate that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is not only slated to guest direct an episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian series, but may also be voicing the robot bounty hunter IG-88.On Thursday, The Mandalorian director and producer Jon Favreau posted a new photo on Instagram without a caption showing Waititi behind a microphone while looking at a screen with IG-88 prominently displayed, during a post-production recording session.last_img read more

George RR Martins next Game of Thrones book to release in July

first_img‘The Winds of Winter’ release date might come as a surprise to the fansReutersHBO’s Game of Thrones season 8 has aired it’s culminating episode and now fans are desperately waiting to read George RR Martin’s next book, The Winds of Winter. The acclaimed writer has been teasing about the book from a very long time but now the author states that it should be finished by July 2020.Earlier this week, the airline company, Air New Zealand, offered George RR Martin a free trip to the country down south so that he can finish his mammoth novel. In a thoughtfully astounding video, the airline talked about the wonders of New Zealand and how George will be able to wrap up the story in the land which inspired The Lords of the Rings writer, JRR Tolkien.George RR Martin, who is been saying from a long time that Winter is Coming, has responded to the video and stated that he was indeed tempted by the offer presented to him by the airline. In his blog, Martin wrote in his blog that he is in love with New Zealand and he fears that the country’s beauty would distract him to finish the most-awaited novel.As we all know, the last book in the series, A Dance of Dragons, was published eight years ago and Martin has regularly missed his publishers’ deadline. As reported, George RR Martin will head to New Zealand in 2020 for the World Science Fiction Convention in Wellington. For this, Martin added that he expects to have finished The Winds of Winter by the time he attends the event in July 2020.”If I don’t have The Winds of Winter in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for world-con, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done,” Martin said. “Just so long as the acrid fumes do not screw up my old DOS word processor, I’ll be fine.”The author of A Song of Ice and Fire recently wrote in his blog that the show’s ending will differ in a lot of ways with his upcoming two books. In his other blog, Martin wrote that these last two books in the series will have more than 3000 manuscript pages between them. More pages or chapters could be added by the time he is finished writing the story.As of now, we can simply wait for July 2020 to get our hands on The Winds of Winter. There are chances that by that time, we might get to see Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon on HBO.last_img read more

Shilpa Shetty looks amused to see so many paps Just happy Ive

first_imgShilpa ShettyInstagramShilpa Shetty is fit as a fiddle at 44. She recently appeared on a magazine cover wherein she was seen donning a skimpy bikini and looked hotter than ever. And yet again, the dazzling diva floored her fans with her fit body when she was recently spotted outside a salon in Juhu by the paparazzi.Flaunting her toned midriff, Shilpa stepped out of the salon and walked towards her car through a sea of shutterbugs. She was wearing black jeggings and a white shirt which was tied in a knot over a red bralette. Even Shilpa was amazed to see so many paps waiting to click her photos after she had a blow-dried hair.Shilpa took to her Instagram stories to criticize her own looks while she got papped in the city. Shilpa ShettyInstagramShilpa recently turned 44 on Saturday (June 8) and her businessman-husband Raj Kundra penned a heart-warming note, calling the her a “blessing”.”When I look back at our journey I just thank god for putting his favourite angel in my life. You are a blessing and I cant express how much I love you @theshilpashetty wishing you a very happy happy birthday. May all your dreams and wishes come true my darling! You have proven that with a healthy and happy lifestyle age is just a number!! Thank you for inspiring us all,” Raj Kundra wrote on Instagram sharing a picture wherein he was seen holding Shilpa’s hand while walking on a beach.last_img read more

Dhrumil Soni an influencer who is changing the game of Age and

first_imgIndia has witnessed tremendous progress over the years. The youth of the nation can be credited as one of the main factors. One such 20 years young boy named Dhrumil Soni, Influencer from Panchmahal district of Gujarat state has marked his presence in the nation. Most of the area of his district is tribal but his achievements have proved his worth more than those in metro cities. He did not limit his education to academic learning.He explored around him and was always curious about how things worked. At the tender age of 17, he stepped into the world of entrepreneurship. He discontinued his college studies and launched his first start-up Pixatronix in 2016. The first project itself was India’s biggest dance workshop UIDC [United Indian Dance Camp]. He also managed social media platforms for the government’s mega-events like ‘Panchmahotsav’ through his firm. He has been Digital Marketing Manager of many political personalities. He has also been Marketing Representative of many celebrities. His tender shoulders have lifted really heavy responsibilities.His dedicated hard work and never-ending thrive to succeed led him to be one of the few influencers who have accomplished so much in a short period of time. From borrowing ₹1,200/- from his parents for building an online platform of his first start-up to earning projects worth lacs, he has glowed up really well. With all his determination and consistent inputs he managed to be ‘one of the youngest social media managers of the country’. His efforts are very well recognized and rewarded. He is highly in demand for his services. His journey is an inspiration for many and his life is a fantasy for the ones of his age. He has proved that every little input towards development leads to greater achievement.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

2 workers killed in Naogaon wall collapse

first_imgMap of NaogaonTwo workers were killed as an old wall collapsed on them during renovation work at Sagorpur Goalpara village in Badalgachhi upazila in Naogaon on Wednesday, says UNB.When Nazmul Haque, 35 and Liton Hossain, 22, were repairing an old wall of Zillur Rahman’s house the wall collapsed on them, leaving the two dead on the spot, said Md Shahinur Rahman, inspector of Badalgachhi police station.The bodies were sent to Naogaon Sadar Hospital for autopsy.last_img

15km tailback on DhakaTangail highway

first_imgA 15-kilometre long tailback was created on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to slow vehicular movement caused by potholes in Elenga area of Tangail.A 15-kilometre long tailback was created on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to slow vehicular movement caused by potholes in Elenga area of Tangail since Friday midnight, reports news agency UNB.Tariqul Islam, a sub-inspector at Elenga Highway police station, said potholes were created as construction works have been going on the highway at Elenga in Kalihati upazila, making the journey difficult mainly for north-bound passengers.As a result of slow vehicular movement, hundreds of vehicles remained stuck on the highway around a 15-kilometre stretch from Elenga to Korotia in Tangail, causing sufferings to passengers amid cold weather.However, traffic police were trying to ease the congestion, the SI added.last_img read more