ECB, Cricket Australia reject fresh claims of spot-fixing by their players

first_imgAllegations of spot-fixing by English cricketers have been dismissed by the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) Integrity Team and Cricket Australia.The Al Jazeera television network said it had uncovered evidence of corruption in international cricket, including “a small group” of England players in seven matches between 2010 and 2012.Unnamed Australia and Pakistan players were also accused by the broadcaster in a documentary broadcast on Sunday.”Whilst the limited information we have been given by Al Jazeera is poorly prepared and lacks clarity and corroboration, it has been properly assessed,” the ECB said in a statement.”Analysis of this by the ECB Integrity Team has cast no doubt on the integrity or behaviour of any England player, current or former.”The ECB takes its responsibilities on anti-corruption and preserving the integrity of cricket very seriously.”The materials we have been given have been referred to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption unit and we will continue to work with them, as is the correct procedure for protecting the game.”Spot-fixing occurs when players agree to manipulate part of a match by, for example, bowling a wide on a particular delivery or ensuring a particular run rate.The corruption does not usually affect the overall outcome of the match but gamblers in the know can use the information to beat the betting market.Cricket Australia’s outgoing chief executive James Sutherland said it took “a zero-tolerance approach” to any attempts to compromise the integrity of the game.The CA integrity unit had reviewed the claims, he added in a statement.advertisement”Our team have not identified any issues of corruption by any current or former player,” he said.”The materials we have been given have been referred to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption unit and we will continue to work with them in order to ensure the integrity of the game.”We urge Al Jazeera to provide all un-edited materials and any other evidence to the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit.”The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) were even more forthright, with their chief executive Alistair Nicholson saying players had had enough of “unsupported accusations”.”The players are sick and tired of being subject to accusations without the proper evidence to substantiate it,” he added.The International Cricket Council has previously hit out at Al Jazeera for failing to share unedited footage from their investigations into corruption in cricket.”We will again take the contents of the programme and any allegations it may make seriously and will investigate fully,” said Alex Marshall, the general manager of the global governing body’s anti-corruption unit.”The investigation into these allegations has already commenced and will run alongside a number of other live unrelated investigations. When considering the claims, we will work with professional independent betting analysts.”As with the first programme we have, and will continue to ask for the cooperation of the broadcaster.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

LG Q9 inches closer to launch after NRRA certification

first_imgEarlier this month, fresh image leaks of the LG Q9 suggested that LG’s upcoming smartphone would sport a 6.1-inch display with a notch top. And now, just days after the report first came out, the phone has been certified by South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (NRRA). This could indicate that the company is planning to launch the phone, which it said to be the rebranded version of the LG G7 Fit, in its home country soon.The upcoming LG Q9, as listed on the NRRA website, carries the model number LM-Q925K, 91 Mobiles reported. And the name of the device, as mentioned on the web page of the certification agency reveals that the phone would be LTE enabled. However, the listing does not give out any further details about the device.Notably, days before getting the NRRA certification, the LG Q9 was spotted on the website of Google Play Console. The listing on the platform confirmed that the phone would have Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 in its core. Previous reports suggested that the phone would run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 system-on-chip.In addition to this, the Google Play Console listing revealed that the phone would feature a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. Besides this, the listing indicates that the phone would come with 4GB RAM and it would run on Android 8.1 Oreo- all of which is in line with the previous leaks.The LG Q9 has already received certification from Bluetooth SIG and with the recent certification, it seems things are moving swiftly for the company.advertisementNotably, while the listing on the certification agency might not have divulged any details, previous leaks have given out ample details to keep us hooked. In terms of design, the LG Q7, just like the company’s recent launches, would sport three buttons on the sides- two for controlling volume and one for turning the device off. The phone would sport thin bezels on the sides and on the top and bottom.Word has it that the phone will be available in two memory variants- one with 32GB space and the other with 64GB storage space. Additionally, it would have a battery measuring 3,550mAh and come with support for NFC.ALSO READ: | LG Q9 leaked press render shows a 6.1-inch screen with a notched displaylast_img read more

Meet Manish Dixit who popularised Guru Randhawa Badshah Neha Kakkar and many

first_imgManish Dixit with celebsPR HandoutManish Dixit, who is director of YS Events, has worked hard to popularise Guru Randhawa, Badshah, Neha Kakkar and many other celebs from Bollywood and International artists.Manish Dixit founded YS Events, an Artist Management Company in 2004. He has been on this journey for about 15 years down the road and doing impeccable. His company has a notable reputation built over the period of five years in serving the national and international clients with the quality of work and total commitment to satisfying each and every client.Manish has worked day and night to reach such heights, to establish this brand at such a remarkable place. His company has done enormous events with almost all artists from Bollywood and Punjabi Music Industry including Guru Randhawa, Sukh-E Muzical Doctorz, Kamal Khan, Badshah, Neha Kakkar, Hardy Sandhu, Ayushmaan Khurana etc.He has also worked with International artists like Alan Walker,Jay Sean,Silento, Sean Kingston and many more.The company also does shows with Bollywood actors as well, they have done more than 4,500 events in and around India.They have worked with big music labels like Sony Music, T-Series, Speed Records. Manish Dixit has proven everyone that he is a very skilled individual who has the capacity to do great things with life and he continues to make us proud as he faces new challenges and adventures everyday!last_img read more

Suraksha Diagnostic introduces AI Enabled Smart Lab

first_imgSuraksha Diagnostic Pvt Ltd (SDPL), a centre of innovation, is one of the trusted names in the healthcare industry with its unmatched international standards. Serving for almost three decades through its 41 centres all over the country is now proud to possess almost every possible diagnostic technology.Suraksha recently partnered with Clugenix – a San Francisco based biotech company focused on making translational genomics technologies accessible globally to the Indian population. Led by Dr Joydeep Mukherjee, a globally recognised, multiple award-winning researcher in oncology and infectious diseases genomics in Toronto and UCSF, Cluegenix will make available to Suraksha the latest developments in Molecular Biology. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMore importantly, together they will work to set up the protocols for the Indian population in genomics. A lot of this research being done in the house will help to reduce the cost of these expensive tests considerably. They will be launching to design the Next-Gen Sequencing panel for Breast Cancer for Indian women as their first research project out of this JV. Suraksha has come up with ‘Aptio’ automation, the robotic track, as a unified and complete solution to its expanding need. The track is completely AI enabled and runs without human interference. It provides the best therapeutic turnaround time in the industry. In an emergency, it can churn out a report in less than a minute. The entire system is One flow One Touch. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey have laid a track that can do Biochemistry and Haematology at the same time. ‘Aptio’ connects numbers of diagnostic analysers even of different principles or discipline. Its automated sample loading and handling (tube sorting, offloading) feature helps lab staffs to from time-consuming, low-value tasks. Staffs are also spared from segregating different types of samples (EDTA whole blood, serum, urine), one from each other. The track reduces pre-analytical errors by detecting any mismatch between test request and tube type, identifies problem samples and draws the attention of the operator. Simultaneous STAT and routine testing on a single track with optional front-loading for urgent or low volume samples to instruments enable lab supervisors to deal with critical deadlines in a very user-friendly way. With the vision of becoming the first-choice diagnostic among people in Eastern India for both routine and specialised tests, Suraksha has not only focused on the best technology but simultaneously on affordability.last_img read more

Dont Let Fear Keep You From Building That App

first_img Register Now » 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Look around you: Everyone is on their phone. All day long. This is a symptom of the times. Some call it the information age, or the digital era. I call it the age of the mobile phone.It probably won’t last forever, and I have no idea what’s going to come next. But with more and more of the internet access coming from mobile, it’s a fact we have to accept.This is the mobile age.So, as an entrepreneur, what’s your mobile presence like? Are you an app CEO? Or, do you only have a physical store? Are you web only? Are apps something you’ve always talked about getting into, but you didn’t know how to get started?Related: Apple Wants to Teach You How to Make AppsIf so, that’s fine — you’re not alone. I bet you’re still killing it. But you could probably do more. Remember: This is the mobile age.This is your app idea.I’ll make an assumption and say you’re already sold on how bad you need an app. I’ll take it you’ve already got a big app idea. So the next logical step is learning to code it out. DIY, right? No. Absolutely, 100 percent wrong. That’s like building your own house with your own two hands.I mean, why not? You have the idea, the vision of what your perfect house looks like. Supplies are readily available at a big-box store. Wood, nails, tools, go buy some! Hell, you can even find a ton of books and courses on home building. There are entire websites and YouTube channels dedicated to this!So, can you build your own house from scratch? Sure, it will simply take ten times as long to move in. Oh, and don’t ask me to step foot in that death trap.This is how to do it.Seriously, if you’re not a pro already, hire one. There are tons and tons of people who want to build your app. People that know what they’re doing, and can do it pretty damn good too. The bonus is that if you know what you’re looking for, it won’t even cost you close to the $50,000 you probably think it costs to build out your idea!Related: 8 Steps to Hire Best Freelance App DeveloperIf you don’t hire a someone that knows what they’re doing, if you don’t delegate this out to a true professional, congrats! You’ve just taken on a new hobby.Not a business. A hobby. Learning to code takes years to master. Yes, I’ll admit: You can get a prototype out by learning a few things and using some cool tools that you find, but I still think that’s a hobby. So if “learning to code” is your one reason why you’re not in the app game right now, you need to admit that you’re just afraid. This is your obstacle.That’s because learning to code is a roadblock invented by fear. Fear of success (imposter syndrome), fear of delegation (control freak, like me) or fear of something else. It’s all just fear.My favorite pro tip for dealing with fear in your business is simply to examine it. Is it a reasonable fear? Meaning, should you be afraid? If so, you can fix that. There’s something that is wrong with the plan or idea, so fix it. If not, ignore it. Find a mentor to guide you through the process, get a pro to build it out for you and just ignore your fear. You probably have no good reason to be afraid anyway, so why not build your app without learning to code it yourself?Related: 4 Reasons to Leverage DIY Website BuildersThere are millions of apps earning billions of dollars in the app stores of the world, and as an entrepreneur, you should be staking your own claim in the gold rush of our generation. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global October 2, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more