Harvard also announced today that it is providing financial stabilization for the six independent nonprofit child-care centers on the University’s campuses. The support package will enable the centers to ensure employment, pay, and benefits for about 180 employees through June 30, even if closures related to COVID-19 remain in effect. Under normal conditions, these centers serve 380 families in the Boston, Cambridge, and Harvard communities.The new updates to Harvard’s human resources policies build on previous enhancements that continued pay for 30 days for employees who no longer had work available after the majority of the University’s student population left campus and allowed workers to use up to 14 days of unearned sick leave in advance.“As the situation regarding COVID-19 has evolved, the human resources community at Harvard has continued its commitment to updating our policies to best support the University’s workers,” said Vice President for Human Resources Marilyn Hausammann. “These enhancements to the pay continuation policy and to the extension of coverage to employees of our key vendors illustrate how important it is to adapt during these challenging times, and more importantly, they show the deep appreciation the University has for its staff members and the contributions they make to Harvard every day.” Managing the coronavirus exodus from campus Jeffrey Frankel cites domino effect of problems in China, huge U.S. deficit, likely decline in jobs and spending Amid the upheavals to campus life brought by the coronavirus pandemic, Harvard announced today it would guarantee pay and benefits through May 28 to its employees and contract workers who have experienced job disruptions since March 10, when the University announced the move to virtual classes.“For our workforce, who each day are so critical to the success of this institution, this unprecedented public health emergency has created innumerable challenges,” wrote Executive Vice President Katie Lapp in an email to University leaders announcing the changes to human resources policies. “The steps I share today are aimed at providing greater certainty for them in these uncertain times with regards to their pay and benefits, and greater stability for them and their families.”The extension of regular pay and benefits to Harvard employees, including administrative, professional, support staff, and service and trade workers, covers those who are well and available to work, but whose duties cannot be performed remotely, including dining and custodial services. Harvard will also expand eligibility for this guarantee to part-time contingent employees who work less than half time.“This is a positive announcement for HUCTW members that we’re very pleased to see,” said Carrie Barbash, president of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers. “We’ve been in serious ongoing conversations with University administrators about how the virus affects our members, and they have been responsive and positive. At such an incredibly challenging and unprecedented time for so many people in the U.S. and in our community, it’s heartening to see this good citizenship from the University — Harvard taking care of its committed and hard-working staff, both union and nonunion.”Contract employees from Harvard’s 14 major service suppliers working in security, dining, and custodial roles will also be eligible for extended pay and benefits. Harvard is working directly with these supplier companies to ensure continued support for those who are well and available for work, but displaced from their contract assignments by the coronavirus pandemic and therefore unable to obtain new assignments. “We applaud Harvard for doing the right thing and implementing a leave policy that will allow both contracted and directly employed workers to make ends meet during this unprecedented crisis.” — Roxana Rivera, 32BJ Service Employees International Union “UNITE HERE Local 26 commends Harvard for making the right decision for its dining hall workers and the public at large,” said the union’s president, Carlos Aramayo. “Nothing can reopen until we tackle this public health crisis head-on. Compensating workers, whether they are direct employees or subcontracted employees, who are staying at home to help solve this crisis helps ensure no one has to face unnecessary financial burdens during this already difficult time.”“We applaud Harvard for doing the right thing and implementing a leave policy that will allow both contracted and directly employed workers to make ends meet during this unprecedented crisis,” added Roxana Rivera, vice president of 32BJ Service Employees International Union. “Having access to pay and health care benefits will give the 1,000 cleaners and security officers 32BJ represents at Harvard peace of mind knowing they can stay safe and healthy while continuing to feed their families. These workers have been at the frontlines of fighting this virus, keeping the campus clean and safe for the entire Harvard community even as students go back home, and we’re glad that Harvard is acknowledging their important service.” Coronavirus likely to infect the global economy Harvard’s Lipsitch urges public to ramp up social distancing, increase coronavirus tests ‘Worry about 4 weeks from now,’ epidemiologist warns Why odds of a coronavirus recession have risen Related Campus Services VP Meredith Weenick on Harvard’s work to prevent the spread of disease and help students move out on a tight timeline Business School’s Shih expects disruptions for nations trading with China and for manufacturers dependent on it for components for electronics, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.
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A group from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) gathered outside DeBartolo Hall dressed formally in red and black Friday to hand out flyers titled “10 Reasons why Homosexual ‘Marriage’ is Harmful and Must be Opposed” and talked to students about opposition to gay marriage.A counter-demonstration of students gathered next to the TFP group with a sign taped on a recycle bin reading “ND students support equal rights for all people.”Around 12:30 p.m., Notre Dame Security Police officers asked the TFP group to leave because their assembly violated Notre Dame policy on outside groups distributing information, as well as its video and photography policy, University spokesperson Dennis Brown said. Lesley Stevenson | The Observer Members of the Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property hand out flyers outside DeBartolo Hall on Friday, as freshman Nick Lindstrom takes part in a counter-demonstration nearby.“The Orestes Brownson Council student group received permission to distribute information on campus this week. Our policies explicitly state that only members of the University community may organize or lead such events on campus,” Brown said. “When University officials learned that, contrary to our policies, the student group made this request on behalf of an outside organization, we asked that they leave.”Brown said the group also failed to get permission to shoot video footage on campus and recorded videos and took photos of people without their permission.TFP, based in Pennsylvania, has more than 120,000 members nationwide, according to the group’s website. John Ritchie, TFP’s student action director, said their visit to Notre Dame fit within a larger tour.“We fight for moral values in society, and our student outreach decided to visit Notre Dame because we’re doing a tour through the whole state of Indiana defending the traditional marriage definition, which is the union of one man and one woman,” Ritchie said. He said he had no comment on the student counter-protest. Freshman Nick Lindstrom said he brought out a trash can with the sign on it because he wanted to show the protestors that not all students at a Catholic university “conform to that traditional stereotype.” “I’m not affiliated with any group, I just saw [the TFP protestors], and I figured something needed to be done,” Lindstrom said. “I brought a couple friends with me, and a bunch of people just joined in. … It was just so great to see that other Notre Dame students are willing to hold this position with me.” Sophomore Caroline Clark said she spoke to the TFP group on campus Thursday, but returned Friday to learn more about what they were doing.“I initially came out because I saw their signs [Thursday], and I was personally offended,” she said. “I came back here today just to chat with them a bit, learn more about their message.“I was just very curious about their message and wanted to learn more about their goals and objectives and why Notre Dame was a place that needed to hear what they are teaching [and] spreading. So we were both very calm, collected.” Sophomore Chris Rhyne said he talked to the group to question their stance and then posted on Facebook inviting other students to join him in the counter-protest. Sophomores Nora Williamson and Emer Middleton arrived as the TFP group was leaving, with a handmade sign reading “equality” in capital letters.Lindstrom said he was concerned about the prospective student groups in the area who witnessed “this unfortunate protest” while passing on a tour and wanted to demonstrate to them and to the TFP group that not all students on campus oppose gay marriage. News Editor Lesley Stevenson contributed to this report.Tags: gay marriage, protest, TFP
Chairman of the Donegal Hospice Dr James McDaid has said Highland Radio will now only get a fixed fee from a new fundraising venture between the two parties.Chairman of the Donegal Hospice, Dr James McDaid.Chairman of the Hospice, Dr McDaid, today gave evidence in court as he applied for a license for a new bingo game.Dr McDaid revealed that the local radio station will now get a fixed fee for the game which will not exceed 40%. The well-known local GP said there had been previous controversy when Highland had an agreement with Rehab.He said local people were concerned that money being raised locally was not being spent locally.He said the Hospice committee had met with Highland and had come to an agreement.Under the new agreement Highland will get a fixed fee which will not exceed 40% of the first 1,600 bingo books sold. However, he said the Donegal Hospice now hoped to increase the sale of bingo books from 1,600 to 2,500.Dr McDaid also referred to the fact that the Hospice was in “dire need” of financial assistance.Highland ended their association with Rehab on May 2nd.The radio station had applied to the Letterkenny District Court for a bingo license several weeks ago, with the station saying it wanted to earn €52,000-a-year profits from “running costs” and giving the rest to the Donegal Hospice.Judge Paul Kelly had asked radio station director Hazel Russell at a previous hearing to provide a break-down of its proposed figures. He also told her that no more than 40 per cent of cash generated could be spent on administration.Ms Russell revealed the station would charge €25 every time bingo numbers were read out, and this happened eight times per day. This would amount to €1,000 per week – or €52,000 per annum – as bingo was played five times per week.But Ms Russell later returned to the same court to say the license application was being withdrawn.At today’s court sitting, Judge Paul Kelly granted the new license and wished Dr McDaid and the Donegal Hospice the best of luck with the new venture. HIGHLAND AGREE TO ‘FIXED FEE’ FOR NEW BINGO GAME WITH DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: June 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charitydonegaldonegal hospiceHighland RadioLetterkenny District Court
The Raiders used a flurry of signings Tuesday to nearly get their entire draft class under team control by securing deals with No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell from Clemson and fellow first-round pick Johnathan Abram of Mississippi State.Alabama’s former star running back Josh Jacobs, the second of Oakland’s three first-round picks, is the only one of the Raiders’ eight draftees yet to sign.Trayvon Mullen, the Raiders’ second-round pick and a former Clemson teammate of Ferrell’s, also …
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Linux#Nokia#smartphones Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Meet Jolla, the smartphone that almost never came to be.When Nokia decided to jump off its burning platform a few years ago and go with Windows Phone, there were no people more disappointed with the decision than the hundreds of engineers that had been working on the company’s own mobile operating system, MeeGo.These were developers that had put in countless hours to make MeeGo the platform of the future and the initial results were intriguing. The Nokia N9 was a beautiful phone (its core design would eventually be the basis of the first Nokia Windows Phone, the Lumia 800) with interesting functionality that, at the time, bested Android in utility. When Nokia scrapped MeeGo, these developers were out of a job and, worse, had the rug pulled out from under a beloved project.So, they banded together to keep the project going. And the result is Jolla, a smartphone from Finland running an operating system called Sailfish, born on the legacy of MeeGo.What Is Jolla?Pronounced “yo-la,” Jolla as a company is the continuation of the “Mer” project. The Mer project was initially a fork from the Linux-based MeeGo designed to bring as much of the old Maemo operating system (MeeGo was formed as a conglomeration between two operating systems, Maemo and Moblin) to Nokia’s hardware as possible. Mer was eventually suspended when most of the development resources started going to MeeGo.When Nokia dropped support for MeeGo, the Mer project was resurrected. It was intended to provide a new environment for the many developers and engineers who had worked on the open-source project, from Nokia or elsewhere. MeeGo itself morphed when it was began being supported by the likes of the Linux Foundation (backed by Intel and Samsung among others) and became Tizen. These old Maemo engineers just won’t admit defeat to their original dream and just realize that MeeGo/Maemo is, for all intents and purposes, dead. So now we have Jolla and a prototype smartphone searching for an audience.The Jolla SmartphoneThe first Jolla smartphone is a 4.5-inch, dual-core, 4G LTE enabled device with 16GB of internal storage and a replaceable battery. It runs the gesture-based Sailfish OS which, presumably, will operate a lot like the old Nokia N9 based on MeeGo Harmattan. Jolla is now available for pre-order and will be shipped first to European countries. The price tag is a reasonable €399 and Jolla expects to begin shipping by the end of 2013. Basically, Jolla is now asking people to support the project through pre-orders in a very Kickstarter-like fashion, imploring the community to get behind the project, or “The Tribe,” as Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon describes it. Based on Linux, Sailfish OS will be compliant with Android apps. This will allow Sailfish OS developers (the very small handful that currently exist) to port Android apps to Jolla, much in the same way that BlackBerry developers can port Android package files (APKs) to BlackBerry 10. The Drawback Of Open Source DemocratizationDevelopers often complain that Android is a fragmented ecosystem. Too many different CPUs on different screen sizes from different manufacturers to make sense of it all. Yet, if you compare Android to what happened to the MeeGo community, Google’s mobile operating system seems tame.Android always had a champion in Google to keep it on point. This contrasts with the Maemo/Moblin/MeeGo/Tizen/Jolla community that has had so many competing interests and egos that development has never really produced anything tangible other than a few interesting prototypes (like the Nokia N9 and now Jolla).The Jolla group is essentially the most disillusioned of them all. Some have also called them the most creative and innovative while also being the most stubborn and arrogant. And now this team, finally, has what it wants – its own company and smartphone. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
How to Develop Greater Influence in the Sales Process by Being a Go Giver Influencer, with Bob Burg – Episode #107
Tweets you can use to share this episodeGreat #influencers #attract people, to themselves first and their ideas second. Find out why @BobBurg stresses that #influence is about personal character, on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetGreater #influence comes from stepping into the other person’s shoes. @BobBurg explains why #compassion exerts the most influence in a #sales negotiation on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:25 — 30.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat sales professional in their right mind would NOT like to have greater influence over buyers during the sales process? It’s an ability we all need to have. But greater influence comes at a cost, and it’s a cost that’s not typically about sales techniques or approaches. It’s one you pay by doing the hard work to become a better person yourself. In this conversation, Anthony and his good friend, Bob Burg chat about why the characteristics Bob outlines in his book, “The Go-Giver Influencer” are really character traits and have to be genuinely birthed in the heart of a person before they can be capable of having greater influence in any area of life. It’s a great conversation between two sales professionals who are great friends. Be sure to listen to this episode of In The Arena.How to develop greater #influence in the #sales process by being a go-giver #influencer, with @BobBurg, on Episode 108 of #InTheArena with @iannarinoClick To TweetGreat influencers attract people, to themselves first and their ideas secondGreater influence comes from becoming a better version of yourself. Bob Burg explains that people are first attracted to you, the person they are involved with before they ever become interested in your ideas or solutions. The real power of influence comes when you are thinking about how you can benefit the other person, and that’s a mindset we have to develop as part of our character. You have to care about their needs and be genuinely focused on building everyone who is involved in the process, not just your sales accounts. Bob’s insights into these kinds of things are one of the reasons he’s made 4 appearances on this podcast, so take the time to find out why he’s considered to be a leader in the industry.Great negotiation requires collaboration that brings about better options for everyoneWhen you think about a sales negotiation you likely think of the need to come to a place of compromise that everyone involved can live with. But Bob Burg says that compromise means everyone gives up something and nobody winds up happy. Instead, he believes the salesperson needs to become a master at collaboration, coming into the situation with a view toward everyone receiving something even greater than they have in mind. When you can approach a sales negotiation with that kind of optimism and a commitment to making it a win for everyone, you’ll be the one everyone involved remembers when it comes time for another deal.Great #sales #negotiation requires #collaboration that brings about better options for everyone. Don’t resign yourself to the losing scenario of compromise. @BobBurg explains how to win at sales on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetGreater influence comes from stepping into the other person’s shoesIt’s a tired old phrase but nevertheless true, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” When you as a salesperson are able to step into another person’s shoes in a way that enables you to understand their true needs, you have the opportunity to influence them in a way nobody else can. Compassion goes a long way in establishing the trust necessary to consummate a sales relationship. In this episode, Bob Burg explains what it means to have compassion as a sales professional and how learning to listen “with the back of your neck” enables you to truly care for your buyers and close more deals.Your expectations about an interaction change you and influence the interaction as a resultIf you walk into a meeting expecting others to be disagreeable, contentious, or rude you will have set your own attitude in a negative direction and will influence the meeting negatively as a result, without ever meaning to do it. But if you set your expectations differently, on purpose, and go into the room with a broad smile and a belief that the people on the other side of the conversation really do want the help you provide and are eager to receive it, you’ll similarly influence the situation, but this time for good. Bob Burg explains how this is not a mystical, magical formula but a very logical and natural impact that your expectations have on you first, and the situation second. Don’t miss it. These are powerful insights from one of the greatest living business coaches of our time.Your #expectations about a #sales negotiation change you and influence the interaction as a result. Let @BobBurg help you adjust your #mindset and close more deals, on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Bob Burg’s 4th appearance on the show and why he’s here When is influence “pull” instead of “push.” Why does negotiation require collaboration? It’s important that a person master their emotions to have influence What does it mean to listen with the back of your neck? Why it’s important to smile with all of you The vital importance of walking into rooms with the right energy How “the frame” can change the entire context of a conversationResources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.TheGoGiver.com – Bob’s website, grab the first two chapters for freeAnthony’s new planner – www.B2BToolkit.comAnthony’s new training: Sales AcceleratorBob Burg on episode 7Bog on episode 28Bob on episode 54BOOK: The Go GiverBOOK: The Go Giver InfluencerBOOK: Winning Without IntimidationBOOK: Winning Through IntimidationBOOK: InfluenceBOOK: The No Complaining RuleBOOK: How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleBOOK: Emotional IntelligenceThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. 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Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “Our last four wins were just grind out wins and this is no exception. Good thing Kevin Alas saved the day for us. He made fantastic shots and even I was surprised,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.It turned out to be a career night for Alas, who finished with a career-best 25 points, while also hauling down eight rebounds and dishing out five assists as NLEX rose to fourth place with a 6-4 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGuiao bared that he has been urging the fourth-year guard to rely on his three-point shooting more.“I’ve been getting on Kevin’s outside shooting past games. But I did not expect that it will pay dividends this early,” he said. “Today, he showed us that he’s an outside threat. That’s just incredible shooting, the best I’ve seen him shoot from the outside this past one and a half years.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Rondina powers UST past Adamson in 3 sets for 2nd win Read Next The scores:NLEX 93 — Alas 25, Ravena 23, Tiongson 9, Quiñahan 8, Al-Hussaini 6, Baguio 5, Mallari 5, Soyud 4, Ighalo 3, Miranda 3, Fonacier 2, Gotladera 0, Taulava 0.BLACKWATER 90 — DiGregorio 16, Erram 14, Jose 14, Maliksi 13, Sena 12, Belo 10, Palma 6, Marcelo 5, Pinto 0.Quarters: 23-20, 41-46, 65-74, 93-90. PBA IMAGESBOCAUE — Kevin Alas caught fire in the payoff period to propel NLEX past Blackwater, 93-90, and into the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Sunday at Philippine Arena here.Alas, the former Letran hotshot, pumped in 16 points built on four treys in the fourth quarter as he led the Road Warriors’ comeback en route to their fourth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Alas’ hot-shooting allowed NLEX to overturn a 65-74 deficit to start the fourth canto to build an 84-78 lead with 7:04 remaining.Blackwater rallied with Allein Maliksi cutting the deficit down to three, 93-90, with a split from the free throw line with 7.4 ticks left, but Mac Belo missed a potential game-tying triple as time ran out.Kiefer Ravena continued his stellar play inside, this time, uncorking 23 markers on top of three boards, and three steals, while Juami Tiongson got nine points, four rebounds, and three assists.Mike DiGregorio led Blackwater in scoring with 16 points, while JP Erram had a double-double of 14 markers and 17 rebounds.The defeat brought the erstwhile-streaking Elite back to earth as they drop to 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based,” she wrote.“I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”Williams, 35, won this year’s Australian Open for her seventh Melbourne crown and her 23rd Slam singles title, setting an Open Era record and moving one shy of Margaret Court’s all-time Slam singles title record.In April, Williams announced that she was pregnant and would not compete for the remainder of the season.Williams has won Wimbledon and the Australian Open seven times, the US Open six times and the French Open three times.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Serena Williams . AP File PhotoNEW YORK—Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, fired back Monday at John McEnroe’s remark that she would only rank about 700th on the men’s tennis circuit.McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam singles winner, called Williams “best female player ever — no question,” in comments to National Public Radio aired Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire But asked why she should not be considered the best of all time, McEnroe added: “If she had to just play the circuit — the men’s circuit — that would be an entirely different story.”McEnroe, speaking on a tour to promote his new book “But Seriously,” said he would place Williams “like 700 in the world” on the ATP Tour.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Tennis: McEnroe ranks Serena 700th on men’s tourOn Monday (Tuesday, Manila), Williams responded in two Twitter postings. McEnroe, 58, is a former world number one like Williams. He won four US Open and three Wimbledon singles titles.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Brother of boxer Julio Cesar Chavez slain in home in Mexico Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments
India squandered the lead twice as Great Britain rallied to earn a 2-2 draw in the rain-delayed opening match at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Saturday.Akashdeep Singh (19th minute) and Mandeep Singh (48th minute) scored field goals to give India the lead two times in the match but only to see the Britons hit back through Tom Carson (25th) and Alan Forsyth (52nd).India survived a last-minute penalty corner that was awarded against them for an obstruction outside the circle.The penalty corner was confirmed after the video referral by India, but British captain Phil Roper sent his drag flick wide to the right.In the last encounter between these two teams, India had defeated Great Britain 2-1 in the Champions Trophy in London last year.The match started two hours behind schedule after the teams, who were warming up, had to scurry off the turf when lightening and heavy showers arrived in the afternoon.Heavy showers and lightening have been a feature of the tropical weather this season.Since the introduction of artificial pitches, hockey is no longer affected by normal rains, but matches are stopped midway at the slightest sign on lightening to avert any threat to players and officials on the pitch.As the Indian and British players ran off the pitch and the start of the game was deferred, organisers were bracing for frequent disruptions during the week-long tournament.India are scheduled to play four of their five round- robin league matches in the afternoon, exactly when dark clouds tend to drench the pitch at the Ipoh hockey stadium.advertisementGreat Britain launched the first raid in the ninth minute and Henry Weir took a reverse shot at the goal from top of the circle, only to see goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh pad the ball away.Three minute later, India could have posed a danger to the British citadel when Akashdeep beat a defender guarding the circle with a shot that went straight to S.V. Sunil inside the scoring zone.But Sunil failed to trap the ball and British goalkeeper Harry Gibson was not tested.India were awarded their first penalty corner when Pradeep Mor’s diagonal ball landed on a defender’s foot in the circle.The penalty corner shot could not be taken as the push was not stopped, but Manpreet Singh, captain for this match, picked up the ball on the 25-metre line and sent a firm drive into the circle.Manpreet’s shot was padded by the British goalkeeper and the rebound went straight to Akashdeep, who capitalised on the chance by beating the custodian with his flick that put India in the lead in the 19th minute.The British team mounted an attack in the next minute, forcing India to pack the circle to thwart any danger. Great Britain were not to be denied the equaliser in the 25th minute when a fine foray by Ollie Willars split open the Indian defence.Dribbling parallel to the goal-line from the right flank, Willars sent a pass to Carlson, who made the most of his fine positioning by shooting into the goal.India had their second penalty corner cancelled on a video referral by Great Britain, who challenged the umpire’s view of a defender carrying the ball.When several replays could not conclusively establish if the ball had touched a defender’s foot, the video umpire reversed the decision.India reclaimed the lead in the 48th minute when Sunil relayed a narrow-angle pass from Manpreet on the left flank for Mandeep Singh, who deflected the ball past goalkeeper Gibson.India’s lead was short-lived as the determined British made the most of their 52nd minute attack even in a crowded circle.The Indian defenders were not able to clear the ball, which was switched around four Britons before Alan Forsyth’s flick beat Indian custodian Sreejesh.