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PREMIUMFertilizer firm makes successful debut in bear stock market

first_imgLinkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Fertilizer company PT Saraswanti Anugerah Makmur Tbk received a warm welcome from investors during the company’s debut on the Indonesian stock exchange on Tuesday as most share prices gained ground after a significant fall on the previous day.The shares of Saraswanti Anugerah, listed by Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) under the code SAMF, rose by 35 percent to Rp 162 per share from Rp 120 just a minute after trading opened, showing that there is still appetite for newcomers.The company’s share performance in the local bourse was helped by a slight recovery on large stocks on the exchange in the morning session. The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), the main gauge on the IDX, had gained 1.7 percent before the afternoon break after losing 2.8 percent on Monday. Despite the increase, the index has lost about 28 percent of its value so far this year.Saraswanti Anuger… Google Indonesia stock-market Saraswanti-Anugerah fertilizer IPO listing revenue prospect Forgot Password ? Topics : Facebooklast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Recipients

first_img May 16, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Recipients Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 13 Pennsylvania County Departments of Veterans Affairs Offices will receive $150,000 in grants and 18 charitable organizations and veterans’ service organizations will receive $400,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). The VTF is administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).“Those who have served and those families who have sacrificed to aid our country deserve our deepest gratitude and we must ensure we serve them after they did so much for us,” Governor Wolf said. “These organizations are on the front-lines of ensuring Pennsylvania veterans are getting the support that they have earned.”These grants are funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily made a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or photo ID and renewing a motor vehicle registration, as well as proceeds from the sale of the Honoring Our Veterans license plate. This is the third year that grants have been awarded from the Veterans’ Trust Fund.DMVA received 18 County Director of Veterans Affairs grant applications totaling $249,199.35 and 87 charitable organizations and veterans’ service organizations grant applications totaling $3,068,517.39. Grant applicants slated to receive funding identified $578,586 in matching funds to be used in conjunction with their grant request. Combined with the VTF grant funding, this will result in veterans’ initiatives totaling $1,128,586.00 over a period of up to 24 months.“By awarding these grants we are able to fund a variety of worthwhile programs that assist and support Pennsylvania’s approximately 916,000 veterans and their families thanks to the general public’s support of the Veterans’ Trust Fund,” said Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, acting adjutant general for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.Grants of up to $150,000 were available for new, innovative and expanded programs operated by County Directors of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs. The two areas of emphasis for these entities were veteran outreach initiatives and veterans’ court initiatives within Pennsylvania at the community, county, regional or statewide level. Grants were awarded to:Bradford County Department of Veterans Affairs: $15,000 to expand existing outreach  services for veteransBucks County Department of Veterans Affairs: $10,000 to expand existing outreach and veterans treatment court services for veteransCambria County Department of Veterans Affairs: $15,000 to expand existing outreach services for veteransCentre County Department of Veterans Affairs: $4,500 to expand existing outreach services for veteransErie County Department of Veterans Affairs: $4,900 to expand existing treatment court services for veteransFayette County Department of Veterans Affairs: $6,600 to expand existing outreach services for veteransFranklin County Department of Veterans Affairs: $15,500 to expand their newly implemented outreach program to assist veteransHuntingdon County Department of Veterans Affairs: $12,000 to expand existing outreach services for veteransJuniata/Mifflin (joint county application) Department of Veterans Affairs: $24,300 to provide mobile outreach for veteransMontgomery County Department of Veterans Affairs: $15,000 to continue their transportation services for veteransNorthumberland County Department of Veterans Affairs: $15,600 to provide additional  outreach services to veterans Venango County Department of Veterans Affairs: $3,700 to provide an all-inclusive small business entrepreneur program for veteransWarren County Department of Veterans Affairs: $7,900 to purchase computer equipment to expand their existing outreach services for veteransThe grant announcement identified up to $400,000 in VTF funding available to veteran service organizations and 501(c)3 charitable organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans. Funding priorities for this grant round included veterans’ initiatives focused on homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, employment and workforce development initiatives and other programs that addressed newly identified, unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families.Grants are being awarded to:Community Hope, dba Hope for Veterans, Allentown (Lehigh County): $25,000 to help veterans and  their families overcome mental illness, addiction, homelessness and povertyDavid’s Drive 831, Coatesville (Chester County): $10,000 to improve the life of hospitalized and/or homeless veteransDog T.A.G.S., Mechanicsburg (Cumberland County): $25,000 to expand existing service dog training program for veteransFamily Services of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh (Allegheny County): $19,000 to provide support to homeless veteransFresh Start Foundation, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County): $25,000 to continue and expand its mobile care coordination team to provide outreach services to veteransHuman Engineering Research Laboratories University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (Allegheny County): $30,000 to assist wounded, injured and ill veterans into college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programsLehigh Valley Center for Independent Living, Allentown (Lehigh County): $25,000 to provide assistance to veterans in need of housing stabilityNorthwest PA Eminent Community Institute, Oil City (Venango County): $20,000 to match veterans with employment opportunities across the northwest region of PennsylvaniaOperation Homefront PA/DE/NJ, Doylestown (Bucks County): $10,000 to provide emergency financial assistance to Pennsylvania veterans in needOperation Troop Appreciation, McKeesport (Allegheny County): $25,000 to provide emergency assistance to veteransPennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Camp Hill (Cumberland County): $25,000 to provide emergency financial assistance to veterans in needProject New Hope at Beacon Lodge Camp, Mount Union (Huntingdon County): $20,000 to provide assistance to disabled veterans and their familiesSyracuse University/Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Pittsburgh (Allegheny County): $25,000 to provide veterans with streamlined access to needed services through PAServesVeteran Community Initiatives, Johnstown (Cambria County): $30,000 to provide veterans with job search assistance and other outreach servicesVeterans Helping Hand, York (York County): $16,000 to support their existing outreach services and emergency funds for veterans in needVeterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh (Allegheny): $25,000 to partner with Allegheny County to provide treatment court services to veteransVeterans Multi-Service Center, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County): $25,000 to provide outreach and awareness support to women veteransVeterans Multi-Service Center, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County): $20,000 to provide services to homeless veteransAll grants are contingent upon the completion of a fully executed grant agreement.The VTF was established in 2012 and the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is authorized to solicit and accept donations to the VTF on behalf of the commonwealth. 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Dutch drinks sector scheme to merge with €20bn retail fund

first_imgLast year, Dranken reported asset management costs of 0.25% and administration costs of €207 per participant, which compared to 0.17% and €76, respectively, at Detailhandel.Pension contributions amounted to 27% of salary at Dranken, and 21.6% at the larger scheme.Dranken indicated that, given the difference in funding, there was a reasonable chance of a one-off pensions increase for its participants as a result of the merger.At July-end, its funding stood at 115.4%, whereas Detailhandel’s coverage was 111.4%. The €738m Dutch pension fund for the drinks sector – Dranken – plans to merge with the €20bn fund for the retail industry next year.On its website, the scheme explained that pensions accrual could be more effective and cheaper as part of Detailhandel.Dranken has more than 21,000 members affiliated with 300 employers, whereas Detailhandel has 1.1m participants in total.Last year, the industry-wide schemes for furnishing (Wonen), shoemakers (Schoenmakerij) and the textile wholesale sector (Textielgroothandel) all joined Detailhandel. The €329m sector scheme for the leather industry also plans to join next year.last_img read more

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LOC Bags New Offshore Wind Gig in Korea

first_imgKorea Offshore Wind Power (KOWP) and Swiss Re have awarded LOC Group a contract for marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on the 60MW test phase of Korea’s Southwest Offshore Windfarm Project.LOC’s contract for services will run from the second quarter of 2017 until early 2019.The project, which will include twenty 3MW wind turbines from Korean manufacturer Doosan, and an offshore high voltage substation, is being built by KOWP, a subsidiary of Korean utility KEPCO.The project will provide an R&D opportunity for the construction team, with the installation of two different foundation types for comparison. A combination of suction bucket type foundations (developed by KEPRI) and a Warren Truss type four-legged jacket (developed by POSCO) will be used on the site.Zhoongkeun Kim, Country Manager at LOC Korea, said: “The Southwest Offshore Windfarm Project shows Korea’s strong commitment to engineering and technical expertise in offshore wind development.”“Our marine warranty survey on behalf of Swiss Re will ensure the construction of the its test phase meets the highest technical and international standards for offshore engineering.”LOC Korea has also provided MWS to Korea’s first offshore wind farm, the 30MW Tamra project off the southern island of Jeju, which began producing power in September 2016.last_img read more

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Indianapolis man arrested for attempted theft

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — An Indianapolis man was arrested in Decatur County after police say he tried to return an unpurchased item.John Deel, 34, was arrested on charges of attempted theft and resisting law enforcement.According to police, they were called to Walmart regarding a theft.An officer saw the suspect running away from the store and pursued on foot, and returned him to the store’s asset protection officer, where he was identified.Police say Deel entered the store without anything, went to the home goods department, picked up a blender, and took it to the customer service desk to try to return it.An associate questioned Deel about the return, and he ran away.At the jail, it was discovered that Deel had an outstanding warrant in Warrick County.last_img

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 10

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 708; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 571; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 527; 4. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 524; 5. Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif., 516; 6. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 448; 7. Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif., 445; 8. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 398; 9. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 393; 10. Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif., 384; 11. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 382; 12. Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif., and Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., both 376; 14. Glen Hibbard, Eu­less, Texas, 373; 15. Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 369; 16. Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas, 362; 17. Chad Melton, Springtown, Texas, Chris Olexiewicz, Chandler, Ariz., and Nate Warren, Phoenix, Ariz., each 347; 20. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 346. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 222; 2. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 205; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 202; 4. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 189; 5. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 172; 6. Marcus Thomas, Cor­sicana, Texas, 168; 7. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 164; 8. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 143; 9. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 137; 10. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 132; 11. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, both 115; 13. Justin Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 111; 14. Claud Estes III, Godley, Texas, Shawn Mize, Crowley, Texas, and Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, each 100; 17. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, 99; 18. Charlie McDon­ald, Jefferson, Texas, 97; 19. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 87; 20. Bobby Ruffin, Cran­dall, Texas, 71. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 423; 2. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, 415; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 375; 4. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 371; 5. Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 367; 6. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 333; 7. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 323; 8. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 293; 9. Cary White, Lamesa, Texas, 280; 10. Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas, 266; 11. Jeff Bauser, Belton, Texas, 264; 12. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 261; 13. Adam Schwarz, Woodway, Texas, 251; 14. Dustin White, Lamesa, Texas, 246; 15. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 240; 16. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 234; 17. J.C. Howell, Mabank, Texas, 232; 18. Keith Cagle, Odonnell, Texas, 229; 19. Hunter Russell, Midland, Texas, 228; 20. Michael Therwhanger, Seminole, Texas, 226. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 384; 2. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 355; 3. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 297; 4. Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D., 290; 5. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 281; 6. Jerrad Steele, Andrews, Texas, 271; 7. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 270; 8. Craig Ebers, Yuma, Ariz., 267; 9. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 255; 10. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 248; 11. Jamie Herring, Killeen, Texas, 221; 12. Daniel Van Haitsma, Boyd, Texas, 214; 13. Brandon Gaddis, Snyder, Texas, 210; 14. Lee Riley, Lubbock, Texas, 205; 15. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 204; 16. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 194; 17. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 187; 18. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 186; 19. Jonathan Beard, Waco, Texas, 176; 20. Cody Stone, Lovington, N.M., 173. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 461; 2. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 443; 3. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 320; 4. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 296; 5. Josh Wood, Yuma, Ariz., 294; 6. Timmy Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 290; 7. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., and Cody Daffern, Brawley, Calif., both 273; 9. Kyle Griffith, Taft, Calif., 255; 10. Keith Smith, Imperial, Calif., 251; 11. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 249; 12. Ben Kates, Tongan­oxie, Kan., 248; 13. Lee Jensen, Bakersfield, Calif., 233; 14. Schannon Mohamed, Braw­ley, Calif., 228; 15. Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif., 220; 16. Robert Gallaher, San Jose, Calif., 213; 17. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 200; 18. Al Sotomayor, Morgan Hill, Calif., 198; 19. Levi Kiefer, Bakersfield, Calif., 195; 20. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 192.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 424; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, and Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, both 406; 4. Allen Montgom­ery, Fort Worth, Texas, 399; 5. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 376; 6. Chad Hertel, Abi­lene, Texas, 370; 7. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 341; 8. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 297; 9. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 274; 10. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 273; 11. Alex Hickham, Conroe, Texas, 253; 12. Jeff Reynolds, Joshua, Texas, 251; 13. Kevin Green, Robin­son, Texas, 247; 14. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, and John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, each 244; 17. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 240; 18. Jay Coone, Burleson, Texas, 230; 19. Justin Cass, Abilene, Texas, 223; 20. Gene Burnett, Lean­der, Texas, 216. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brant Bachman, Weatherford, Texas, 190; 2. Julia Childs, Weather­ford, Texas, 176; 3. Willard Van Haitsma, Springtown, Texas, and Danny Jack Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, both 175; 5. Aubra Parker, Paradise, Texas, 171; 6. Michael Burnside, Mineral Wells, Texas, 162; 7. James Morehead, Joshua, Texas, 156; 8. Art Herzog, Hays, Kan., 152; 9. Judy Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 150; 10. Michael Smith, Stockton, Kan., 149; 11. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, Kan., 141; 12. Kirk Pfannenstiel, Hays, Kan., 140; 13. Richard Tegethoff, Kirwin, Kan., 139; 14. Madison Reed, Stockton, Kan., 138; 15. Stephen Covey, Midlothian, Texas, 125; 16. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 119; 17. Steve Beaver, Decatur, Texas, 117; 18. Andrew Soderland, Hays, Kan., 100; 19. David Bachman, Azle, Texas, 99; 20. Brandon Lobdell, Solomon, Kan., 98. West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 99; 2. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif., 77; 3. Brady Bell, Bakersfield, Calif., 75; 4. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., and Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., both 74; 6. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 70; 7. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Ca­lif., 67; 8. William A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 66; 9. Johnny Bedingfield, Bakersfield, Calif., 65; 10. George Bradburry, Pahrump, Nev., 63; 11. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 62; 12. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 36; 13. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 35; 14. Jim McCoy, Pahrump,last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Split Battle With Lady Cats

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs lost an exciting and hard-fought game to Franklin County 27-23 in double overtime.The Bulldogs played aggressive basketball on both sides of the floor.  However, the difference in the game was free throws with the Wildcats going 9 for 14 while the Bulldogs went 0-5.   Hinners led the team in scoring with 8 points; followed by Rachel Lamping with 7 points; Billie Puente with 4 points; and Alyssa Nobbe and Elaney McGuire with 2 points each.The Lady Bulldogs finish the regular season with a 5-8 record and will start tournament play Monday night vs. South Ripley at home 5:30 pm.  Come out and support the Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs increased their record to 10 wins against 3 loses with a 46 – 34 win over the Lady Wildcats of Franklin County.  The Lady Bulldogs used an aggressive defense to create turnovers that lead to easy points.  Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Emma Weiler, who lead all scorers, with 25.  Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Ava Hanson with 6, Megan Meyer added 5, Makayla Granger scored 4, Tiffany Hawker and Madelyn Pohlman each tallied 2, and Jadyn Harrington and Cora Deputy each added 1 point.  The Lady Wildcats were lead by Josie Rolfes with 16.  Other scoring for the Lady Wildcats were Kiersten Schell with 10, Kassidy Schell added 5, Maegan Pearson scored 2 and Allison Andrè had 1 point.The Lady Bulldogs open the SEI Tournament on Monday night by hosting the South Ripley Lady Raiders.  The 7th grade game will tipoff at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

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Spieth wants McIlroy at Open

first_img But Spieth, who learned of the Northern Irishman’s injury through social media, would prefer his rival to be in action at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. “For me, it doesn’t change anything,” he told the Golf Channel. “It’s still just as challenging. It’s still a major championship and there is a lot of unbelievable talent. I obviously wish he was there. “It kind of dampens it. You want the defending champion, much less the best player in the world at the event. “You want all fields to be full strength no matter who it is. Losing the number one player in the world for a major championship would be tough.” Recalling the moment he first saw the Instagram picture which featured McIlroy on crutches following a footballing mishap, Spieth added: “I thought it was really unfortunate. “Accidents happen, and I just wish for a speedy recovery. We all want him back as soon as possible.” The 21-year-old Texan arrives in Scotland on the back of victory at both the Masters and the US Open, and now keen to unseat Open champion McIlroy. That task looked a little easier on Monday when McIlroy revealed he had suffered a serious ankle injury that has certainly ruled him out of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and threatens to sideline him for at least three months. Press Associationcenter_img Double major winner Jordan Spieth does not believe Rory McIlroy’s anticipated absence from the Open Championship will make his life at St Andrews any easier.last_img read more

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Manuel sees gold as boost for black community

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – As an African-American swimmer, Simone Manuel has carried a weight on her shoulders every time she steps onto the starting blocks.The gold medal placed around her neck on Thursday could help to lift it.Making history as the first black woman swimmer to win an individual Olympic title for the United States, Manuel spoke of her desire to change attitudes and addressed some of the issues head-on.“This medal is not just for me, it’s for some of the African-Americans that have come before me and have been inspirations and mentors to me,” she said after a dead-heat in the 100 metres freestyle final resulted in two gold being awarded. The other went to 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak.“I think it means a lot, especially what’s going on in the world today with some of the issues with police brutality,” she added, without going into detail.“I think that this win kind of helps bring hope and change to some of the issues that are going on.”A string of fatal shootings of black men and women by white police officers has triggered protests, some violent, across the United States in recent weeks.Manuel, 20, who comes from Houston and attends Stanford University, is one of two African-American women who qualified for the U.S. swim team – the other being Lia Neal who won a 4×100 freestyle relay bronze in Rio.Thursday’s final was only the third time two gold medals have been awarded as a result of a dead heat and it was fitting that the other recipient was another youngster breaking down the doors and redefining perceptions.Oleksiak, the first Olympic champion born in the 21st century, has now won four medals in Rio.Manuel said she hoped her first gold would bring change.“Just coming into this race tonight I kind of tried to take the weight of the black community off my shoulders, which is something I carry with me just being in this position,” said Manuel.“I do hope that it kind of goes away. I’m super glad with the fact that I can be an inspiration to others and hopefully diversify the sport.“But at the same time I would like there to be a day where there are more of us and it’s not ‘Simone the black swimmer’ because the title ‘black swimmer’ makes it seem like I’m not supposed to be able to win a gold medal, not supposed to be able to break records.”“I work just as hard as anyone else and I love this sport and I want to win just like everyone else.”last_img read more

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Cricket News Dinesh Karthik little better than Rishabh Pant who is liability in field, says Sanjay Manjrekar

first_img“He has done well in the opportunities he has got, but he has been around for a long time and the selectors are thinking just like me – World Cup, big stage, big match, 50-overs cricket, Dinesh Karthik. Ambati Rayudu by playing that innings in New Zealand when he put India on the track of recovery and got the team to get a big score. Dinesh Karthik hasn’t played that kind of an innings. He has mostly played the role of a finisher. So this is where the numbers are disregarded by the selectors, the captain, the management and they are thinking temperamentally so far what we have seen of Karthik, is he someone who will excite us a 50-overs cricket at World Cup and they have said no and I don’t grudge them for that,” Manjrekar explained. Sanjay Manjrekar also compared Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, and eventually went on saying that Karthik is little better than Pant as Pant is a liability in the field.”Both have got distinct weaknesses in the field with Dhoni keeping wickets. Karthik is actually little better than Pant who is a liability in the field. But because of Pant’s recent exploits, he has given a sort of hope. But I am not a big supporter of Pant as a batsman because he still hasn’t set the stage on fire in 50-overs cricket and so you play him no matter what,” Manjrekar concluded. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Dinesh Karthik has seen a T20 specialist believes Manjrekar.Dinesh Karthik is little better than Rishabh Pant. India will be up against Australia for a limited-overs series starting on 24th February. New Delhi: After the series Down Under, Australia will be up against India in their own backyard. In the meantime, BCCI has named a few interesting names and dropped a few surprising ones. While the likes of KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant have been called back into the squad, the wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik didn’t make it to the fifty overs team. Karthik’s exclusion from the ODI squad came as a big shock for the cricket fraternity as they eventually raised their voices. Karthik, from the time he is back in the colored jersey, has done extensively well and played a few heroics. One of them is still in the fresh memory – the last ball six in the Nidahas Trophy final.After the announcement, the cricket pundits opined their thoughts and one of them turned out to be former Indian cricketer and flamboyant commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. Speaking to Espncricinfo, Manjrekar went on saying that exclusion of Karthik is probably the end of the road for him in the 50-over format. He believes that the decision by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made one thing clear that the team management is looking at him as a T20 specialist only.”His fans will feel sorry because with the opportunity he has got, he has done as well as he could but I feel with this selection or non-selection of Karthik, India have told everyone that we look at Karthik as a T20 batsman and his 50-over future is over as far as we are concerned.”Manjrekar feels that despite some match-winning knocks he has not played an innings like Ambati Rayudu, who scored a match-defining 90 to revive India’s innings. And with most of his knocks coming as a finisher, the numbers have been overlooked.  highlightslast_img read more