India gives RIM more time to provide access to BlackBerry services.

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 March 3, 2021 Find out more ——————————————————————————————-08.13.2010India gives Research In Motion deadline of 31 AugustThe Indian authorities yesterday told Research In Motion (RIM), the Canadian company that makes the BlackBerry smartphone, that it has until 31 August to provide India’s intelligence agencies with access to BlackBerry’s encrypted email and messaging services or else those services will be shut down in India.Although the demand is being made in the name of national security, it reflects a desire to monitor and even filter communications. But India is taking advantage of the pressure being put on RIM by other countries to blackmail the company itself.The Indian authorities are using the fact that Islamist militants employed mobile phones and satellite phones to carry out the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people. This kind of technology can be put to harmful use, the authorities argue.The Financial Times speculated today that the Indian authorities could also demand access to other encrypted networks such as Google and Skype.RIM tried to reassure users in a statement yesterday, saying it was doing its best to cooperate with governments and satisfy national security concerns while protecting the rights of consumers and corporate clients. It reaffirmed its intention not to reach any specific agreements with individual governments.Saudi Arabia is meanwhile still allowing BlackBerry’s instant messaging service to operate. The Saudi authorities had decided to suspend it on 6 August, but the blocking lasted only a few hours. Talks aimed at finding a compromise are apparently continuing.RIM is nonetheless already cooperating with certain countries. It agreed at the start of the month to block access in Kuwait to more than 3,000 porn sites. to go further In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival IndiaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media IndiaAsia – Pacific The Indian authorities have again extended the deadline for Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry smartphone’s Canadian manufacturer, to provide them with real-time access to its instant messaging and email services. The original 31 August deadline was extended to 31 October. It has now been extended to 31 January 2011.But aside from giving RIM more time, New Delhi’s demands have remained the same. Without underestimating the importance of national security, Reporters Without Borders thinks it is exaggerated for the Indian security services to want to extend their surveillance to the personal data of smartphone users. The press freedom organisation plans to write to the Indian authorities about this in the next few days. News News News June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en News October 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 India gives RIM more time to provide access to BlackBerry services.last_img read more

CFPB Releases LIBOR Transition Rules

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Seth Welborn CFPB Releases LIBOR Transition Rules Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB LIBOR Sign up for DS News Daily Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 4, 2020 1,089 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Gaps in Mortgage Payment Ability Next: Is Your Mortgage Servicing Program CARES Act-Compliant?center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CFPB LIBOR 2020-06-04 Seth Welborn Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Releases LIBOR Transition Rules The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the Bureau) has issued three items related to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) Transition for the sunset of LIBOR which is expected to be discontinued after 2021.First, the Bureau has issued a proposed rule to amend Regulation Z generally to address the sunset of LIBOR, and to facilitate creditors’ transition away from using LIBOR as an index for variable-rate consumer products. The Bureau is proposing changes to certain open-end and closed-end provisions to provide examples of replacement indices for LIBOR indices that meet certain Regulation Z standards. The Bureau is also proposing changes to certain open-end provisions restricting index changes, requiring change-in-terms notices, and addressing how credit card rate reevaluation requirements apply. To assist understanding of the proposed revisions, the Bureau is releasing a Fast Facts high-level summary and an unofficial redline. Comments on the proposed rule are due August 4, 2020.Second, the Bureau has released additional companion FAQ guidance to address other LIBOR transition topics and regulatory questions under the existing rule. This guidance deals with issues related to general implementation considerations, and requirements for adjustable-rate mortgage servicing notices, adjustable-rate mortgage and HELOC origination disclosures, and requirements under AMTPA.Third, the Bureau has revised the CHARM Booklet to provide updates based on consumer testing and remove LIBOR-based rate examples.Additionally, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) have announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) have launched new websites that provide key resources for lenders and investors as the Enterprises transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). LIBOR is expected to stop being published at the end of 2021. The Enterprises’ websites contain information about resources and products, including the Enterprises’ jointly published LIBOR Transition Playbook and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).“To protect our nation’s housing finance markets, FHFA has directed the entities we regulate to transition away from LIBOR. These resources will help market participants to likewise move away from LIBOR in a safe and sound manner,” said FHFA Director Mark Calabria. Subscribelast_img read more

National Honor

first_imgMason McClintock, 17, of Alma, Georgia, is the winner of the 2019 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Civic Engagement, according to the National 4-H Council. McClintock will be recognized nationally for his resilience and leadership of his program, the Alma Entrepreneur Tour. From his retro sense of style to his effervescent personality, McClintock always felt different from others his age. When 4-H came into his life, everything changed. He found a place of belonging, somewhere he could be himself and feel encouraged by adults and his peers.“The accepting environment I’ve found in 4-H has been incredibly impactful,” McClintock said. “My 4-H leaders and peers have demonstrated empathy, humble service and a commitment to ensuring everyone feels they have a place to belong.”As a 4-H’er, McClintock developed strong leadership and communication skills, ultimately serving as the Georgia 4-H state president. He’s now using those skills to make a difference in his small, rural hometown of Alma, where he saw an opportunity to help youth explore new careers and expand their goals for the future.McClintock’s program, the Alma Entrepreneur Tour, focuses on rural entrepreneurship, identifying local entrepreneurs and connecting them with the community’s youth. The program raises awareness about innovation in business and demonstrates how overcoming obstacles can transform passions into possibilities. McClintock’s program teaches youth entrepreneurial principles while exposing them to new fields. From financial institutions and inns to department stores and agricultural operations, he has introduced more than 50 youth to a variety of new career pathways. McClintock hopes that these experiences will encourage his peers to pursue the fields they find interesting.“I hoped that if I could find a way to expose rural students to new businesses and workforces started by entrepreneurs in Alma, maybe that would be the spark they needed to realize it just takes perseverance to use your passions to create the life you want for yourself,” he said.McClintock will receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education and will serve as an advocate and spokesperson for 4-H Civic Engagement programming. He will be recognized as the 2019 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Winner for Civic Engagement at the 10th Annual 4-H Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 12. Three other 2019 Youth in Action Pillar winners, Addy Battel of Michigan (Agriculture Pillar winner); Elisabeth Watkins of California (Healthy Living Pillar winner); and Clyde Van Dyke of New York (STEM Pillar winner), also will be recognized.  The 4-H Youth in Action Awards were established in 2010 to recognize 4-H’ers who have overcome challenges and used the knowledge they gained in 4-H to create a lasting impact in their community.Amelia Day of Fort Valley, Georgia, won the 2017 National 4-H Youth in Action Citizenship award for creating the nonprofit organization Operation: Veteran Smiles to provide care packages to veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. Sophia Rodriguez of Hinesville, Georgia, was awarded the 2018 National 4-H Youth in Action Healthy Living Pillar Award for her program promoting the emotional well-being of children in military families through her Tie-Dye for Troops program.To learn more about the 4-H Youth in Action program and to view pillar winners from around the country, visit To learn more about Georgia 4-H, go to read more

Does field of membership definition matter to a financial cooperative?

first_imgOn Tuesday, I read an opinion piece from CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle suggesting that we eliminate field of membership (FOM) requirements. This was based upon the Supreme Court upholding the NCUA’s 2016 field of membership rule.Nussle goes on to point out that the Federal Credit Union Act focuses more on our overall mission “to promote thrift and provide access to credit for provident purposes” than field of membership.  He also suggests that FOM definitions were directly tied to credit-worthiness, at a time when we didn’t have the tools we have today. When I was explaining what a credit union really is to a marketing friend of mine that knew nothing about our structure he summed it up pretty nicely “It’s like borrowing from your friends, co-workers, family or neighbors, only in a less awkward way.” Precisely! That is what field of membership did for us. I started my career in credit unions 40 years ago, and I can tell you that “common bond” matters when it comes to the success of a credit union, especially in the early stages. Early on I worked for United Grocers Credit Union, $4 million in assets. It was really a co-op for co-ops. United Grocers was designed to help independent grocers (mom and pop shops) compete with the big chains by pooling resources and leveraging buying power with volume. When a new employee started at UG they were instructed to open an account at their credit union so they could deposit their paycheck automatically. You can’t get better marketing than that. We promoted thrift by encouraging new members to “pay themselves first” before dumping their entire paycheck into checking. We had a credit committee (a kind of jury of their peers) that reviewed loans outside of our guidelines and decisions were indeed made based on their employment history, their probability of future employment, what they were purchasing (was it a provident purpose?), what is their history with the credit union? By his argument FOM definitions have become obsolete because we have this great tool called the credit score now so we can manage risk another way. Let me first say that I’ve always admired Mr. Nussle and don’t envy his position today as the leader of the trade association that is charged with representing all credit unions in the United States. However, I was really taken aback at the notion that we should eliminate completely one of the few differentiators left to help define our unique cooperative structure. There are two points of contention in my view. First is the notion-the credit scoring system we use today is sufficient. Under the old system (clearly defined common bond) we would make a 20-year-old a loan to buy their first car in a heartbeat. We knew them, we knew where they worked, the likelihood they would be able to pay off the car based on that information. They had no credit, they were just starting out. We also knew that by taking a chance on this young kid starting out, we were likely building lifetime loyalty. Today we won’t touch that loan because everyone is born with a credit score of zero. If you look at most credit unions’ balance sheets, their loan yields are woefully low because they are primarily loaning to A and A+ paper (older people with established credit history). The average age of a credit union borrower is 3 – 5 years OLDER than the average age of the credit union member (which nationally is still 47, or too old). Credit scores, in my opinion, are flawed and have hurt us more than helped us. They were originally intended to help “price” the risk, but were used to judge and deny, especially by the banks who did not have the type of relationship with a customer that a credit union has with a member. I have argued that the loosening of common bond has interfered with the true definition of a target audience (from a strategic marketing perspective). When it was teachers, that was pretty specific and easy to market. When you have a FOM description that states “Anyone who lives, works or worships in a five county area”….well, not so much. Thus the proliferation of “shiny happy people stock art” on most credit union’s websites. They all pretty much look the same. The second notion I’m not a fan of is eliminating our history. In other words, many times I’ll go to a credit union’s website and click on the “About Us” page only to read this rhetoric “We are a not-for-profit financial institution owned and operated by our members with a volunteer board of directors.” What I love to read is “In 1936, five school teachers deposited 6 dollars each to charter the credit union.” This was field of membership, the founders, our history. Let’s not erase it. Also, we need to START new credit unions and the timing couldn’t be better. History is repeating itself and we are dangerously close to mirroring the Great Depression in terms of overall unemployment rates. Credit unions BOOMED after the Great Depression. Why? Common bond. People really needed to help other people. I do see a great opportunity with the looser common bond definition but still see it is a critical piece to defining the market, or the cause if you will.Consider this…one of the hardest hit industries in America right now is hospitality. Restaurants, hotels, transportation. They are bonded in this crisis. And credit unions in their purest form can be summed up in this way: those that are able to deposit money in the credit union will get a reasonable rate of return so that those members that need to borrow money can get a loan (regardless of their score) also at a reasonable rate. If a new credit union were to start today, say the National Restaurant Association CU, I would imagine with our financial cooperative structure that it could be very successful and a wonderful way to tell the REAL story of the financial cooperative movement. All tied to a common bond and people helping people in a time of financial crisis. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Cheerful masks help battle coronavirus in Bulgaria

first_imgCheerful facemasks are helping to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in Bulgaria thanks to a small company in the capital Sofia.The masks are printed with owls, dinosaurs, llamas and monkeys and will soon find their way to hundreds of doctors and policemen who are struggling to get their hands on the protective gear. They’re being made by the Angel Baby company, which normally produces sleeping bags for infants and is known for its social responsibility campaigns. “The idea came to us spontaneously as we got calls from friends asking us to sew them masks,” co-owner Desislava Yankova told AFP.”We stopped our usual production of baby sleeping bags for a week and we hope to be able to make about 3,000 masks to send to hospitals and police stations around the country,” she added.Angel Baby’s previous campaigns have included the “Sleeping bag on a mission” — for every baby sleeping bag sold they donated one to a maternity ward, with more than 6,000 bags given away so far.They are also giving away the masks for free but warning users that they have not been medically certified, so must be washed daily and ironed at high temperatures.The company says that the masks given to police and doctors are not intended for use by those in direct contact with coronavirus patients but for others who deal with large numbers of people on a daily basis. Topics :last_img read more

Syracuse offers little reason to think it can turn its season around

first_img Published on January 22, 2017 at 11:31 pm SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The scene inside Syracuse’s locker room was one that’s played out many times already this season.Team managers zipped up equipment bags as players quietly shuffled in and out, providing the only steady noise in a silent room. Eventually players spoke to reporters in hushed tones, trying to conjure reasons for another convincing loss in a season checkered with them.Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim lamented SU’s defense, while his team praised Notre Dame’s talent and acknowledged they played a step behind in the 18-point loss on Saturday. But really, these explanations have threaded their way through the entire season. Against North Carolina. Against Boston College. Against St. John’s.The same reasons continue to surface, and so does the same result.“We know (this season is) a disappointment,” point guard Frank Howard said. “We’re not going to sit here and act like it’s something that it’s not.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith a winless record outside the Carrier Dome and a bruising 8-5 non-conference record, pretending would be difficult. Syracuse’s (11-9, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) season has been marred by inconsistency, and the outlook is grim near the midway point of conference play. SU is more than one marquee win away from the NCAA Tournament conversation, but it had two shots at one this week against No. 9 UNC and No. 15 Notre Dame.The results can be summed up in one number: 49. That’s how many combined seconds the Orange led against the Tar Heels and Fighting Irish. For the remaining 79 minutes and 11 seconds, Syracuse exhibited the clumsy and inconsistent traits that have left little hope for change in the remaining 11 regular season games.“There’s still time to turn it around,” freshman Tyus Battle said. “We know what we’re capable of.”In both the UNC and UND games, SU scored on its first possession and never held an advantage on the scoreboard afterward. Both games featured brief runs where SU cut the deficit to single digits, or even one possession, but then faded away just as quickly. Both games illustrated that the Orange is far from matching up evenly with the ACC’s best, let alone pulling off an upset.For 41 years, Boeheim’s teams have all finished with winning records and qualified for the NCAA Tournament or NIT (when allowed). This season could very well be one of firsts.If Syracuse does fail to make a postseason tournament, it won’t be for lack of opportunity. Six ACC teams currently rank in the Top 25 and SU still has five games remaining against that bunch. Two already flew by in the past week. Then there’s Clemson and Wake Forest, ranked as the 34th and 36th best teams, per That offers the Orange two more chances for quality wins, rounding out a list of games against No. 10 Florida State, No. 12 Louisville (home and away), No. 16 Virginia and No. 18 Duke.“We’ve still got a lot of big games,” freshman Taurean Thompson said, “so I’m just looking forward. What’s in the past is in the past.”But the conversation about upcoming chances has to ground itself on what we know about the opportunities Syracuse has already had. In addition to Notre Dame and North Carolina, SU’s already lost handily to presently ranked Wisconsin and South Carolina, not to mention losses against less heralded teams like St. John’s and Connecticut.Weaknesses have appeared in nearly every facet of SU’s game. Each contest seems to highlight a different need of improvement, including overall defense, point guard turnovers, offensive and defensive rebounding, 3-point defense, reliance on Tyler Lydon and more.It seems nothing can click at the same time, and the Orange is getting consistently burned for it. Every team has its weaknesses, but it’s increasingly apparent that Syracuse has too many.“Look at last year,” Thompson said when asked if Syracuse could turn its season around. “I think they were 9-9 in conference. So that’s my motivation.“…Last year they did it. So why can’t we?”Thompson’s sentiment is likely one shared by the optimistic slice of SU’s fan base. Last year’s team endured its fair bit of criticism and doubt, only to parade through March and land in the Final Four. But the comparison isn’t completely right.Last year SU featured a reliable nucleus of Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije, Malachi Richardson and Lydon coming off the bench. This year it’s been Lydon paired with a revolving door of cast members, most of which have proven to be one-way players.Thompson and Tyler Roberson provide the ideal example. The 6-foot-11 freshman likes to shoot and has been an offensive boost in the post, but poor defense has plagued him all year. Conversely, Roberson was removed from the starting lineup largely because of his offensive inefficiencies while still providing steady defense.Then there’s White, who’s scored more than anyone on the team but has become too one-dimensional at times with his 3-point shooting. Topping it off is a tug-of-war between Howard and John Gillon at point guard, each appearing frustrated at times with Boeheim’s short leash. As a group, the mixed and matched lineups have struggled to play together.“You want to win, and you don’t take losing lightly,” White said, “but I use the word disappointed lightly.“Because usually when you’re disappointed (and it’s) within your control, you go out and do something about it.”So far, Syracuse hasn’t. There are few indications, if any, that it will.Connor Grossman is a senior staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or followed on Twitter @connorgrossman. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Presque Isle Electric & Gas construction crews prepare for transition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –Presque Isle Electric & Gas construction crews have begun preparing to move operations from their old building to a new state–of–the–art facility.Crews have almost completed laying the underground water main as well as sanitary and storm utilities.According to the organization’s CEO Tom Sobeck, the approximate 22-million-dollar project will generate a significant tax revenue for Onaway.Sobeck also said their mission is to provide reliable and affordable energy, other services and improve quality of life for its members.It is not confirmed when the project will be completed but Sobeck is confident it will help accomplish their mission.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Northern Strike gears up for fire exerciseNext Michigan Attorney General says Secretary DeVos is rerouting relief money to private schoolslast_img read more

FCPPL Preview: Kotoko, Ashantigold to clash in Ashanti regional derby

first_imgAshanti Region’s two most successful sides meet for their most pivotal clash in several years on Sunday with one competing for the league and the other battling relegation.Kumasi Asante Kotoko have failed woefully to defend their league title with abysmal performances all season recording only seven wins in twenty three matches but there will be no margin for error when they encounter their regional rivals.The Obuasi side themselves have seen their fantastic start to the season gone down the drain by an awful week which has seen them gain a single point out of a possible six cutting their once unassailable lead to only two points.The corresponding fixture ended 2-1 in favor of the Miners with the result proving to be the final in the coffin of Didi Dramani. Between the 11th of February and now, a lot has changed for both sides including the appointment of David Duncan as Kotoko coach, Kotoko defeating Ashantigold in the F.A cup and subsequently reaching the final as well as Ashantigold relinquishing a huge gap at the top of the league.But on Sunday, these events will count for nothing as the stage will be set for ninety minutes of intriguing soccer. Despite this, Kotoko’s shaky form cannot be disregarded in the build up to this game. Two games, two defeats, four goals conceded, none scored is simply unacceptable by Kotoko’s standard. This form has led to recently appointed deputy operations manager of Kotoko admitting Kotoko have problems in an interview with Asempa F.M.“There is something fighting against Kotoko in the league. If Kotoko play Asempa in the league, it is likely Kotoko will lose to Asempa,” Maradona said.“If we are playing in cup competitions, the situation is different. Something is really fighting Kotoko in the league.”Ali Maradona’s claims can be attested to the fact that Kotoko’s once feared home ground has now become a waterloo winning four out of a possible eleven matches.  Notwithstanding, dependable defener Amos Frimpong is hopeful Kotoko can right the wrongs this Sunday especially given the home advantage.“If you look at AshGold they have a very good side but remember we are playing in Kumasi and we will do everything to carry the three points at the end of 90 minutes. We have no problems at Baba Yara, any and everything can happen in football but we are hopeful for good things for our side,” Frimpong said.Ashantigold on the other hand have gone a little off the boil in the second round of the league. The Miners have amassed only eleven points in the second round of the season as compared to twenty-one in their first eight games of the first round.The pressure on Coach Bashir Hayford may have eased after Chelsea’s slip up in Bechem on Friday meant they will end matchday 24 still on top of the standings but he will be the first to admit a win will surely prove doubters wrong. After their barren game against New Edubiase in midweek, Coach Bash called for calm and tagged the doubters as having little faith.The Miners last visit to the Baba Yara Stadium ended with in defeat with playmaker Atta Kusi sent off. Ashantigold and Coach Bash will surely be looking to avoid any such happenings tomorrow.Kotoko Team News:Defenders Abeiku Ainooson, Small Boy Korbah and Ohene Brenya are out of this game with injury. Amos Frimpong and Ahmed Adams are expected to be the center back pairing while Ivorian topscorer Ahnmed Toure is expected to partner Dauda Mohammed up top. The pair have contributed 14 of Kotoko’s 26 goals in the season representing 53.8% of Kotoko’s goals.Ashantigold Team News:Bernard Morrison is a major doubt for this game after limping out of the Edubiase game in midweek. Leading striker Yakubu Mohammed is expected to lead the line ably supported by Ivorian Didier Kore. Captain Eric Opoku will be in midfield to provide the much needed energy and drive from midfield while center backs Awudu Nafiu and Mohammed Kadri marshall the backline.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @ nana_odum. Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Wenger fumes over ‘scandalous’ penalty as Arsenal crash

first_img“We had many situations when we could have scored the second and didn’t.“After that we were unlucky because the decision on the penalty is a bit ridiculous.“Then we panicked a bit in the last seconds. We didn’t need to give the ball away.” Iwobi dribble pass Watford playersWatford, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger claimed Arsenal were the victims of a “scandalous” penalty decision in their shock 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.Wenger’s side were leading through Per Mertesacker’s first half goal when referee Neil Swarbrick ruled that a challenge from Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin on Richarlison was worthy of a penalty.Television replays suggested Richarlison made the most of minimal contact, but Watford’s Troy Deeney stepped up to convert the spot-kick. Arsenal trail Premier League leaders Manchester City by nine points and Wenger admitted his side had paid the price for a sloppy second half display.“We dropped our level in the second half. We lost our fluency, despite that we had the chances to score two or three,” he said.Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Tom Cleverley struck Watford’s winner in stoppage-time to hand Arsenal their first defeat in eight games in all competitions.Gunners boss Wenger was furious with the penalty, saying: “It was a scandalous decision, but what can we do? Nothing.“You can talk and talk but at the end of the day they scored.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar seeks out hotel staffer who helped him make a key change in…

first_imgAdvertisement jNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs168swcjgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8tk0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c1hltWould you ever consider trying this?😱1Can your students do this? 🌚0j06Roller skating! Powered by Firework Sachin Tendulkar recalls his encounter with a hotel staffer at Taj Coromandal whose advice helped him improve upon his batting technique. Sachin recently tweeted a video about him where he is talking about a fan he met just before he was going to play a match against Australia. The batting ace asked the netizens to help him find the man, who helped him score 200 in the match against South Africa next. It was Virender Sehwag who was the undisputed king until Sachin dethroned him.Advertisement He tweeted the video with the caption. “A chance encounter can be memorable! I had met a staffer at Taj Coromandel, Chennai during a Test series with whom I had a discussion about my elbow guard, after which I redesigned it. I wonder where he is now & wish to catch up with him. Hey netizens, can you help me find him?”Advertisement The netizens did not disappoint, as the man was found in his home in Perambur. Guruprasad was working at the Taj Coromandel as a security agent when he met his idol, Sachin Tendulkar. After 19 years, Sachin still remembers him as he talks fondly about the memory in the video. Since Guruprasad was in his uniform, Sachin had mistaken him for a hotel staffer. While he did get his idol’s autograph, his observation and his piece of advice regarding his elbow guard left Sachin stunned. He was having problems with his elbow guard which was restricting his wrist movement, which was making it easier for opponents to bowl him out, but he had not discussed this with anyone.“He (Guruprasad) said I want to discuss something with you about cricket. Whenever I see you wear an arm guard, your bat swing changes. And I don’t think I had spoken about this to anyone in the world. I was the only person who was aware of that. And I said yes, you are the only person in the world who has figured out that.”As soon as the game was over, Sachin got his elbow guard redesigned and the rest is history.“But you won’t believe, after that I came back to the room from the ground, I got my elbow guard and redesigned it according to the correct size and padding required.”BCCI announces Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s replacement for the ODI series against West IndiesRavi Shastri reveals which superstar he wanted at number 4 for India in the World Cup  Advertisementlast_img read more