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Dr Shamir AllyDr Shamir Ally, the fraud accused Guyana Ambassador to Kuwait, has been confirmed again as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest).The information has since been officially gazetted.According to the Government notice, Cabinet considered the memorandum submitted by the Business Minister and have since approved the appointment of the Board of Directors for a period of two years, effective January 1, 2016.The other approved Board members are Patricia Bacchus as Chairperson, Basil Blackman and Durwin Humphrey, along with representatives from the Private Sector Commission, the Guyana Revenue Authority, two Government Ministries and a representative of the political Opposition.Dr Ally is a key member of the Alliance For Change (AFC), who recently came to prominence when it was discovered that he was charged for financial crimes by the United States Securities Exchange Council (SEC) and had instead opted for a plea arrangement in an out of court settlement.The Foreign Affairs Ministry had launched an investigation into the veracity and gravity of the charges against Guyana’s Ambassador to Kuwait, but there has been no formal pronouncement on the matter by Government.The AFC came out in support of its key supporter and had issued a missive in his defence, saying while he was charged and required to pay a penalty by the SEC, he was not convicted of a crime.Dr Ally and his co-accused copped an out-of-court plea deal with the SEC to pay fines ranging from US$10,000 to US$50,000.He was charged in 2002 by the Commission for “the dissemination of false financial information” using his company, Acrodyne.The Guyana diplomat and others were said to be “aware of numerous and significant problems with Acrodyne’s accounting controls, but failed to assure that Acrodyne’s financial transactions were accurately recorded.”According to the AFC’s statement, Dr Ally was charged jointly with two other senior executives of Acrodyne, but “instead of proceeding with a long and costly trial, the three professionals were strongly advised by that company’s Attorney-at-Law, Mr Steven Thomas, to make a deal with the SEC to pay fines without admission of guilt.”This was done, but Dr Ally, in denying culpability, said the financial practices for which he was charged were in place when he started working at the company.Dr Ally was fired from Acrodyne in July 2000, circumstances he blamed on a “power struggle, falling revenue/income and a depleting labour force” in the company.He was later charged along with two other Acrodyne executives, including its President in May 2002, by the SEC with civil action.Dr Ally, in seeking to provide an explanation, said Acrodyne used to prepare quarterly financial reports “based on some actual and some estimated figures”.He said the company would at the end of the year do an annual stock taking and these reports would be audited and sent to the SEC.He maintains that this system of preparing records based in part on estimates “was Standard Operating Procedure at Acrodyne”.In March 2003, the SEC had ordered Acrodyne to cease and desist from future violations of the anti-fraud, periodic reporting, and books and records provisions of the exchange.
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The Arcata girls took advantage of an off-day from St. Bernard’s in prep softball Tuesday afternoon to pull out an 11-1 win.The Tigers scored four times in the top of the third and added six more runs in the fourth, ending the game after five innings and improving to 3-1-1.At the plate for the Tigers, senior Dakota Small was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, while sophomore Makayla Bernald finished 2-for-2 with an RBI.Bernald also got the win in the pitcher’s circle, tossing all five …
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Lucknow, Jul 11 (PTI) The Yogi Adityanath government today presented its first Rs 3,84,659.71 crore budget for 2017-18, making a special provision of Rs 36,000 crore to honour its poll promise of farm loan waiver through debt redemption. Presenting the budget in the Assembly, Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal said the budget is 10.9 per cent higher than last fiscals and earmarks Rs 55,781.96 crore for new schemes. The farm loan waiver was a major promise in the BJPs election manifesto and the fulfilment of the commitment was a big challenge before the Adityanath government, which has just completed 100 days in office. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath described the budget as “progress” and asserted that his government is determined to fulfilling the pre-poll commitments made by his party. Starting his speech eulogising the massive mandate for his party in the last Assembly elections with a triumph over “pseudo-secular and vested coalitions”, Agarwal mentioned the challenges of the government in the form of a dismal state of affairs it inherited from the previous regimes. Making a mention of the Lok Sankalp Patra 2017, he said the chief minister has set the target of achieving 10 per cent growth rate in coming five years. On the projected growth rate, the chief minister later told reporters that Uttar Pradesh would be among the most developed states. Stressing on the governments aim towards a balanced growth of the state, the finance minister spoke about the resolve to make Uttar Pradesh open-defecation free by Gandhi Jayanti next year. Elaborating on the budgetary provisions for farmers and villages, he said the government has brought in a package for potato growers and ensured payment of cane dues worth Rs 22,682 crore in the first 100 days of coming to power.advertisementReferring to the ongoing metro project in Lucknow and the proposed ones in Kanpur, Varanasi, Agra and Gorakhpur, the budget made a provision of Rs 288 crore and another Rs 598 crore for broadening and strengthening of roads to augment infrastructure in the state. There is a provision of Rs 300 crore for Deendayal Upadhyaya Nagar Vikas Yojna, Rs 3,000 crore for Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojna and also a plan to connect the backward Bundelkhand region with Delhi through an expressway. A sum of Rs 100 crore has been provided for supply of free school bags to students in schools run by the UP Basic Shiksha Parishad and Rs 300 crore for shoes and sweaters, he said. The budget proposes Rs 692 crore for CM Kisan Ayam Sarvhit Bima Yojna and Rs 250 crore for performing marriages of poor girls belonging to general, SC/ST backward communities and minorities. The budget also makes provisions for upkeep of cultural heritage and reiterates the governments resolve to organise Lok Malhar and Sawan Jhoola in Gorakhpur and Ayodhya, respectively, and holding of monthly programmes under the Deendayal Upadhyaya centenary year celebrations, besides setting up the Gita research institute and Krishan museum. A budgetary provision of Rs 1,240 crore has been laid out for Swadesh Darshan Yojna comprising Ramayan, Krisha and Baudh circuits and Rs 800 crore for Prasad Yojna. An amount of Rs 200 crore have been earmarked for setting up a cultural centre in Varanasi and Rs 500 crore for Ardhkumbh in Allahabad in 2019. Emphasising on connecting villages with roads, a provision of Rs 451 crore has been made in the budget while Rs 251 crore have been earmarked for roads in seven districts on the Indo- Nepal border. A budgetary amount of Rs 1,000 crore was announced for Swachh Bharat mission for Uttar Pradesh cities. The budget also has a provision of Rs 394 crore for madrassas and Rs 791 crore for scholarship scheme for students of minorities. Besides, 712 more 108 ambulances will be introduced in state and Rs 50 crore for wi-fi in degree colleges and universities. An allocation of Rs 40 crore has been made for abandoned and stray animals under Besahara Pashu Yojna, Rs 25 crore for helicopter services at tourist places and Rs 10 crore for development of tourism in the Vindhyanchal region. The budget also provides for Rs 2,800 crore for safe drinking water in the Bundelkhand, Poorvanchal and Vindhya region and Rs 25 crore to develop water sports in Ramgarh Taal in Adityanaths Gorakhpur district. A provision of Rs 200 crore has gone into special schemes for Bundelkhand, Rs 300 crore for special ones for Poorvanchal, Rs 10 crore for Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Kisan Samriddhi Yojna. The finance minister also announced launch of groundwater conservation mission in his Budget speech. The priority of the government, Agarwal said, is rural development as well as ensuring overall development of the state. He said the backward Bundelkhand region will get special attention of the government. Agarwal highlighted single window system, power-for-all and Make-in-UP as some of the key initiatives taken by the state. The finance minister also announced that a new textile policy is in the works. He apprised the House of the GST implementation. PTI SAB SMI ARDadvertisement
Photo Attribution: Icon SMIIn a season filled with gaudy numbers and “any stat you can tweet I can tweet better” fights between fans via social media, OSU rarely fails to disappoint on a weekly basis. This Saturday was no different. Here’s a collection of some of the better stats that resulted from Saturday’s win.38 points are the most OSU has ever scored on Texas in Austin. That blows my mind, especially considering they put up 35 in one half in 2004. That’s the first time Texas has been beaten in Austin in consecutive years since OU did it in 1910-1911. That was the William Howard Taft presidential era, for those wondering.Quinn Sharp’s yards per punt averaged dropped to 48.38 which would be an OSU and Big 12 record if he qualified with the necessary 3.6 punts per game (currently sitting at 3.5).Jeremy Smith has scored a TD in ten consecutive games. That’s especially crazy considering he’s never gotten more than 13 carries in that timespan and only four times even received double digit carries.Texas is 1-7 in its last 8 conference games. OSU is 15-4 since the beginning of 2009, both pretty incredible figures when you think about where each program was, say, in 2004-2005.Brandon Weeden now has thrown a TD in 19 straight games, I wouldn’t bet $1 against that streak ending before the end of the season.The highest OSU has ever been ranked in the BCS is #6. Today they will likely open at #4.Justin Gilbert is 11th in the nation in yards per kick return with 29.7 and tied for first with 2 return TDs.With his second kick return TD of the season, Justin Gilbert ties the all-time OSU record of 4 (held by Perrish Cox) just 19 games into his college career. Next up? The Big 12 record of 5 held by Brandon Banks of Kansas State and the NCAA record of 7 held by CJ Spiller. He has 33 games to get there.Jeremy Smith is now averaging the same number of yards per carry (6.9) as Trent Richardson.Only 8 different receivers caught passes against Texas. It was the first time (!) fewer than 10 had caught at least one pass in a game. Is that a deep unit?After they lit Baylor up for 55, OSU is the only team to hold Texas A&M under 30 this year.Sources: CBS Sports, ESPN, okstate.comIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Next India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli joins MS Dhoni as India’s most successful Test captainVirat Kohli led India to a 318-run victory over West Indies which saw him equal MS Dhoni’s record as the most successful Test captain of the country.advertisement Rohan Sen North SoundAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 15:08 IST Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap but this time as the captain of India. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKohli has become the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket along with DhoniIndia beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match seriesSourav Ganguly is third on the list with 21 wins from 49 matches as skipper with 13 losses and 15 drawsVirat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap on Sunday but this time as the captain of India after leading his team to a 318-run win over the West Indies in the first Test in Antigua. This was India’s biggest margin of victory in away Tests in terms of runs.India beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series and begin their ICC World Test Championship campaign in style. It was also India’s fourth biggest win (in terms of runs) in Test cricket overall.The victory saw Virat Kohli equal MS Dhoni’s record of 27 Test wins, making him the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket.Kohli took over as captain of the Indian Test team when Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game during the tour of Australia in 2014. He has since led India to victories over Australia, England and New Zealand at home and 2-1 and 4-1 losses in South Africa and England respectively.In 2018, Kohli led India to their first ever series win in Australia. A dominant Indian team beat Australia 3-1 to seal a historic win in the Border-Gavaskar series Down Under.India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 4: Highlights | ReportDhoni had led India in 60 Test matches and had a win percentage of 45. He won 27 matches, lost 18 and drew 15. Kohli has now led India in 47 matches and already has a win percentage of 55.31, which is the best among all other Indian captains in the longest format. He has 27 wins, 10 losses and 10 draws.advertisementSourav Ganguly is third on the list with 21 wins from 49 matches as skipper with 13 losses and 15 draws. Dada had a win percentage of 42.85.Kohli also went past Ganguly with the most Test wins in overseas matches for India as captain. Kohli now has 12 away wins as India’s Test skipper in 26 matches, Ganguly had 11 victories in 28 games.Windies on Sunday were bowled out for 100 in the final innings of the Antigua Test which is also their lowest total against India in the longest format. Their previous lowest total against India was 103 in Kingston in 2006.India rode on Jasprit Bumrah’s fourth 5-wicket haul in Test cricket to bundle out the Windies in the final session on Day 4. Ishant Sharma bagged three wickets and Mohammed Shami accounted for two wickets.Earlier, India declared their second innings at 343 for 7 with Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari top-scoring for the visitors.Rahane scored 102 off 242 balls while Vihari made 93 off 128 balls with the duo stitching a 135-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take the game away from the hosts.Rahane’s hundred was his 10th in Test cricket and the first in the longest format in more than 2 years in international cricket. India’s vice-captain in Tests had gone hundred-less for 29 innings before this century.Also Read | Captaincy just a responsibility I am fulfilling: Virat Kohli on equalling MS Dhoni’s record in Antigua TestAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah sets Asian record with 5-wicket haul in West IndiesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat KohliFollow MS Dhoni
zoom Port of Värtahamnen and Värta Terminal have been inaugurated by Sweden’s Ports of Stockholm as the port built a new pier and passenger terminal at the site.Under reconstruction since 2013, Värtahamnen will now see its ferry operations moved to the new pier and passenger terminal, freeing up to 85,000 square meters of land for urban development.“Eleven million passengers pass through Ports of Stockholm every year,” Karin Wanngård (S), Mayor of Stockholm, said, adding that the ferry industry is important for Stockholm.It has taken three years to build the new Värtahamnen port. The work has been carried out while the port continued to operate and has had high work environment and environmental targets.Port of Stockholm said that only a few tasks remain to be undertaken in the harbour basin before the entire project is completed at the turn of the year 2016/2017.“The Värtahamnen project is one of several current projects that are transforming our ports. We are experiencing a historic era. We are adapting Stockholm’s ports to equip them for the coming century, with the integrated development of port and city,” Johan Castwall, Ports of Stockholm Managing Director, said.