Get Lara involved, advises Warne

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne believes an intervention from Brian Lara is warranted in order to save West Indies’ troubled tour Down Under from becoming a full blown crisis.Speaking after witnessing the Windies innings and 212-run defeat inside three days in the opening Test in Hobart, Warne said Lara could play a role in reviving team morale.”Lara is in the country. They need to get him involved, spend some time with the team in Melbourne,” said Warne, who snared 708 wickets from 145 Tests.Lara is the highest run-getter for West Indies in Tests with 11 953 runs in 131 matches and remains the world record holder for the highest scores in Tests and first class cricket.He is currently in Australia after featuring in a Festival of Cricket Twenty20 match in Western Australia last week.Warne, one of Lara’s main nemeses during his playing days, said it was important West Indies bounced back as world cricket needed a strong Caribbean side.”I think world cricket needs the West Indies to be strong. What they bring to the table is so exciting,” said Warne. “They play with emotion, passion and flair. The Windies are passionate people and they will be hurting from that loss.”West Indies were hammered in Hobart, dismissed twice for 223 and 148, in response to Australia’s massive first innings score of 583 for four declared.They face Australia in the second Test in Melbourne starting Boxing Day.last_img read more

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Alexandria OcasioCortez drops in on Twitch stream says Nintendo 64 is the

first_img There are 2 things that people really like about @AOC: she has bold, uncompromising political ideas; and she tries to meet people wherever they are (Twitter, Instagram, protests, community meetings, Twitch streams) to talk to people about those ideas.— Peter Sterne (@petersterne) January 20, 2019 Folks, In the same way that you don’t tell anorexic kids they need liposuction, you don’t tell vulnerable kids with feelings of dysphoria that they need surgery and drugs. You certainly don’t tell them fairy stories about being “born in the wrong body”.— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) January 20, 2019 Mentioned Above Nintendo GameCube (Indigo) Personally, I’m interested in where Ocasio-Cortez stands on the Nintendo GameCube. Updated Jan. 21 12:56 p.m. PT: Added the final amount raised in the charity livestream. And that tweet in itself came about after Aaron Sorkin openly criticised newly elected democrats for focusing on issues like “transgender bathrooms”, an issue which Sorkin called a “a Republican talking point they’re trying to distract you with”. But then Ocasio-Cortez took things one step further and called into the livestream. Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further. Review • Nintendo GameCube See it The online response was instantaneous. aaron sorkin blathering about gravitas while aoc joins a twitch stream for trans rights is… pic.twitter.com/HakeuRqngy— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) January 20, 2019 Here’s @aoc talking about how Nintendo 64 was the best system. She’s on @twitch helping to raise money for trans kids. pic.twitter.com/cJIfUif1mv— New Super Blood Wolf Moon Bros. U Deluxe (@GenePark) January 20, 2019 Bloody hell @AOC is a genius. Supporting trans rights on a video game livestream is something that will hit bang on with young voters while her boomer critics won’t even be able to understand what’s happening, much less know how to criticise it. https://t.co/Spi0xkvjKU— David Rayfield (@RaygunBrown) January 20, 2019 Regardless of where you sit, it’s interesting to watch this play out. Ocasio-Cortez has essentially used controversy around her online persona to raise money for children in need. She’s literally turned a negative into a positive and helped support an oppressed minority in the process. Share your voice Nintendo GameCube aoc saying “donkey kong 64 is outside of my wheelhouse” is exactly how elected officials should engage with any sort of Hip New Thing they don’t know about— Colin Spacetwinks (@spacetwinks) January 20, 2019 64 Culture 29 Photos Comments dude, @AOC called into a Twitch stream tonight pic.twitter.com/KNxSWt2kzB— Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) January 20, 2019 H.Bomberguy chose the Mermaids specifically, he says, because Linehan began a campaign against the charity, after it received a £500,000 (around $643,000) donation from the UK National Lottery.The charity has raised a huge amount of attention online and a lot of money in the process.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the newly elected U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district who’s been hitting headlines for her politics and her dancing. At some point today, she caught wind of the livestream and put it out on her Twitter account. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. And then began waxing lyrical about her love of the Nintendo 64 and name checked games like Super Mario 64 and Pokemon Snap. Lemons into lemonade 🍋🤗 https://t.co/fzi4knRPxV— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019 $349 The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch Livestream Nintendo Twitch Tags If you’d like to use this as a good moment to support the queer community, there’s a charity twitch stream going on for @Mermaids_Gender: https://t.co/vCvvqRhAwb— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019 First she was dancing, now she’s on a livestream talking about the N64. Julian Jensen/Howard Thurman Center/Screenshot by CNET On a day where Aaron Sorkin encouraged newly elected Democrats to “stop acting like young people”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a different plan: She jumped onto a Donkey Kong Twitch livestream and talked about how much she loved the Nintendo 64.Where do we start with this?First off some background on the livestream itself.On Sunday Harry Brewis — better known as H.Bomberguy, a YouTuber and Twitch streamer — put together a livestream to raise money for Mermaids, a charity that provides support for gender diverse and transgender children. At time of writing he’s raised over $255,000 by playing Donkey Kong 64. (Update: the livestream is now finished and H.Bomberguy raised over #340,000.) Part of the reason for the livestream was in response to Graham Linehan, the creator of Black Books and The IT Crowd. Recently Linehan has become extremely outspoken on transgender issues.last_img read more

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Flipkart Snapdeal Amazon Other Etailers Likely to Offer 500 Jobs With Rs

first_imgIt’s achche din (good days) for senior executives eager to switch jobs, as e-commerce companies are likely to recruit about 500 executives with an annual pay package in excess of Rs 1 crore.Flush with funds from institutional investors, firms such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and other e-commerce players are keen to hire talent to keep pace with the boom in the sector and get high valuations for their companies when they go for initial public offerings (IPOs).The hiring projections have been made by five head hunters including RGF Executive Search, Longhouse Consulting and ABC Consultants, according to a report in The Economic Times.Most of the hiring is likely to take place in Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal.Ola, Uber, Quikr, CommonFloor, Yepme, OLX, Junglee, FashionAndYou, Hungama, BookMyShow, Jabong, Cleartrip and Lenskart are the other companies that are expected to roll out such lucrative offers. In the past six months, Delhi-based ABC Consultants has been hunting for about 100 senior-level executives for online retailing firms, according to its director Siddharth Raisurana.Longhouse Consulting is witnessing similar demand for top executives. “We have 70-80% of our business coming from ecommerce and expect to handle 180-200 mandates this year, up from 75-85 last year,” Anshuman Das, managing partner, Longhouse Consulting, told the daily. “We are filling in at least one position a day at the leadership level,” said GC Jayaprakash, executive director at RGF Executive Search.The e-commerce firms see such executives as wealth creators who will enable the firms get better valuations during IPOs and therefore willing to ‘pay a premium’ to them, according to Jayaprakash.  The hiring spree is also an outcome of funding these companies have been getting in the recent past.”Investors are bringing hundreds of millions of dollars. We can spend it either on infrastructure or people. And that’s what they are doing – investing in people,” the daily quoted a HR head of one of the top online retailers as saying.The crore-plus package is the total cost to company (CTC), of which 30 percent would be in the form of stocks and employee stock options (ESOPs).Leadership hiring at India’s second largest e-commerce firm Snapdeal has increased due to fast growth in business, according to Saurabh Nigam, VP, HR at Snapdeal.”We’re a 5,000 people strong team now, and need to beef up our leadership hiring,” he added.Recently, Snapdeal granted stock options to 1,200 employees to recognize their contribution to its success and retain them. Overall, online retailers are likely to roll out nearly 1,000 offers for senior level posts this year compared to 250-300 last year, with half of them getting paid Rs 1 crore or above.”Senior-level hiring has definitely seen an uptick. We would have hired about 7 positions six months ago. In this quarter alone, we are looking at closing 7-8 positions. The business is growing and we need senior talent for roles like sales, products and technology,” said Anupama Beri, HR head, MagicBricks, who was former HR head at Snapdeal.last_img read more

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Atlantic Media Sells Quartz for Up to 110 Million to Japans Uzabase

first_imgQuartz’s two co-presidents — editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney and and publisher Jay Lauf — will become co-CEOs of Quartz, reporting to Uzabase and NewsPicks founder and CEO Yusuke Umeda. Quartz will retain its name and brand and continue operating from its New York City headquarters. Currently, Quartz has 215 employees, including 100 journalists based around the world.No layoffs are planned as part of the acquisition, and Quartz employee benefits will remain unchanged, according to a memo to staff from Delaney and Lauf. An unnamed “senior Uzabase executive” will join Quartz as CFO following the close of the deal, they said.Privately held Atlantic Media doesn’t disclose financial results. In a presentation for investors, Uzabase disclosed that Quartz revenue rose from $18.6 million in 2015 to $30 million in 2016 — but fell 8% last year, to $27.6 million.“While high-quality advertising will continue to represent the lion’s share of Quartz’s revenue in the coming years, we expect that the biggest source of growth in Quartz’s next chapter will come from reader revenue,” Lauf and Delaney wrote in the memo.Launched in Japan in 2013, NewsPicks has 3.3 million registered users and 64,000 paying subscribers for its $15-per-month product in Japan. Quartz says its average audience is about 20 million unique visitors per month, spanning its website (qz.com), app, email newsletters, and video.Atlantic Media said it will continue to provide corporate support to Quartz for at least 12 months following the acquisition. Atlantic Media chairman-owner David Bradley will continue to work with the company as a senior adviser and shareholder. Bradley, with Atlantic Media president Michael Finnegan, will continue to own and operate the privately held holding company’s other businesses, National Journal Group, Government Executive Media Group, and The Atlantic.Separately, a year ago Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective bought a majority stake in The Atlantic.In his own note to Atlantic Media staff, Bradley wrote, “After selling the majority of The Atlantic to Emerson Collective, I had thought it would be a few years before we launched the search for a Quartz buyer.” But Bradley was impressed with Uzabase co-founder and CEO Yusuke Umeda’s vision and track record. “[T]he first reason for proceeding was the sense that I would be passing Quartz on to an individual and a leadership team… of exceptionally high character,” Bradley wrote. “The second reason is that Yusuke is a pure entrepreneur, an original creator of huge — and global — ambition.” Popular on Variety Atlantic Media has sold Quartz, its six-year-old business news startup, to Japanese financial publisher Uzabase in a deal valuing Quartz at between $75 million to $110 million.Under the terms of the pact announced Monday, Quartz will take over the English-language version of NewsPicks, Uzabase’s subscription-news service. NewsPicks launched in the U.S. in mid-2017 as a joint venture with Dow Jones & Co., and Tokyo-based Uzabase sees the Quartz acquisition as fueling its expansion into the U.S. and Europe.Atlantic Media and Uzabase said they’ve been in talks about a deal for Quartz since last fall and began hammering out the terms in March 2018. The companies expect the acquisition to close in the next 30 days. The value of the deal is contingent on Quartz’s financial performance in 2018. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Uzabase was founded in 2008 by former investment bankers Umeda and Ryosuke Niino, along with former IT consultant Yusuke Inagaki. The company’s primary products are NewsPicks and SPEEDA, a business-to-business financial information and corporate intelligence platform. Uzabase went public in 2016 and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Google Unveils 2018 TopTrending Searches Black Panther Stan Lee Roseanne Among Most

first_imgGoogle released its 2018 “year in search” lists of what internet users sought out this year, with “Black Panther” scoring as the top-trending entertainment search.Disney-Marvel Studios’ superhero blockbuster “Black Panther” was the only movie or TV show in the top 10 trending overall searches on Google this year (both in the U.S. and worldwide). High-profile deaths — Marvel’s Stan Lee, Mac Miller, Avicii, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade — also ranked in the top 10 Google trending searches of 2018 globally.Top movies that trended on Google this year in the U.S. were “Black Panther,” followed by Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” The top-trending TV show searches were for ABC’s now-canceled “Roseanne,” ABC’s “American Idol,” and three Netflix series: “Altered Carbon,” “The Haunting of Hill House” and “Lost in Space.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 DEATHS1. Mac Miller2. Kate Spade3. Anthony Bourdain4. Stan Lee5. Aretha Franklin6. XXXTentacion7. Mollie Tibbetts8. Avicii9. Burt Reynolds10. John McCainNEWS1. World Cup2. Hurricane Florence3. Mega Millions4. Election Results5. Hurricane Michael6. Kavanaugh Confirmation7. Florida Shooting8. Royal Wedding9. Olympic Medal Count10. Government ShutdownMUSICIANS AND BANDS1. Demi Lovato2. Eminem3. Ariana Grande4. Rick Ross5. Cardi B6. Travis Scott7. Childish Gambino8. Machine Gun Kelly9. Meek Mill10. QueenSONGS1. Bohemian Rhapsody2. This Is America3. Baby Shark4. God’s Plan5. Killshot6. In My Feelings7. Electric Slide8. thank u, next9. Mo Bamba10. Lucid DreamsVIDEO GAMES1. Fortnite2. Red Dead Redemption3. Fallout 764. Far Cry 55. God of War6. Monster Hunter: World7. Sea of Thieves8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 49. Kingdom Come: Deliverance10. Zombs RoyaleATHLETES1. Tristan Thompson2. Shaun White3. Lindsey Vonn4. Le’Veon Bell5. Kawhi Leonard6. Dez Bryant7. Nick Foles8. Chloe Kim9. Naomi Osaka10. Johnny WeirPOLITICIANS1. Stacey Abrams2. Beto O’Rourke3. Ted Cruz4. Andrew Gillum5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez6. Nikki Haley7. Lindsey Graham8. Kyrsten Sinema9. Nancy Pelosi10. Susan CollinsWEDDINGS1. Royal Wedding [Prince Harry and Meghan Markle]2. Priyanka Chopra Wedding3. Princess Eugenie Wedding4. Kat Von D Wedding5. Deepika Padukone Wedding6. Joe Scarborough and Mika Wedding7. Kit Harrington Wedding8. Jordan Spieth Wedding9. Emily Ratajkowski Wedding10. Kane Brown WeddingGIFs1. Fortnite GIF2. Default Dance GIF3. Dilly Dilly GIF4. Orange Justice GIF5. Black Panther GIF6. Cat Curling GIF7. Ugandan Knuckles GIF8. Draymond Green GIF9. Cardi B GIF10. Floss Dance GIF Popular on Variety The top-trending 10 actors searched for on Google this year in the U.S. were: Logan Paul, controversial YouTube creator; Bill Cosby, sentenced to three to 10 years in prison after being convicted of sexual assault; Sylvester Stallone (“Creed II”); “SNL”‘s Pete Davidson, who had a short-lived engagement with Ariana Grande; Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther”); Allison Mack, former “Smallville” actress who was charged with sex trafficking; Noah Centineo (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”); Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”); Roseanne Barr, who lost her namesake show revival over an offensive tweet; and Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”).To compile the annual rankings, Google analyzes trillions of searches using algorithms to filter out repeat queries and to compare percentage increase in searches for specific terms over the course of the year. Note that Google is reporting trending searches — they’re not ranked by search volume, but by a measure of how much they spiked in 2018 compared to 2017. (For example, top searches often include terms like “weather” that don’t change drastically year to year, according to Google.)Google has more info on the year in search trends at google.com/2018. The lists below are based on data for U.S. users.OVERALL SEARCHES1. World Cup2. Hurricane Florence3. Mac Miller4. Kate Spade5. Anthony Bourdain6. Black Panther7. Mega Millions Results8. Stan Lee9. Demi Lovato10. Election ResultsMOVIES1. Black Panther2. Incredibles 23. Deadpool 24. Avengers: Infinity War5. A Quiet Place6. A Star Is Born7. Bohemian Rhapsody8. Venom9. Hereditary10. The NunTV SHOWS1. Roseanne2. Altered Carbon3. The Haunting of Hill House4. American Idol5. Lost in Space6. Cobra Kai7. Castle Rock8. Westworld9. Insatiable10. On My BlockACTORS1. Logan Paul2. Bill Cosby3. Sylvester Stallone4. Pete Davidson5. Michael B. Jordan6. Allison Mack7. Noah Centineo8. Bradley Cooper9. Roseanne Barr10. Chadwick BosemanPEOPLE1. Demi Lovato2. Meghan Markle3. Brett Kavanaugh4. Logan Paul5. Khloe Kardashian6. Eminem7. Urban Meyer8. Ariana Grande9. Rick Ross10. Cardi Blast_img read more

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