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How to fully prep for an interview

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details If you’re hoping the new year is going to include a new job, make sure you’re ready. When you’ve scheduled an interview, it’s easy to get anxious in the days leading up to it. It’s hard to know exactly what to expect from an interviewer, but there are a few things you can do to be as prepared as possible.Know the basics: Make sure you’ve Googled the company’s physical address and checked out it on a map. You want to know exactly where the building is and where you should park when you get there. Confusion can lead to tardiness, and that’s the last thing you want. Also, make sure you’ve got the company’s number and your contact’s name saved in your phone, in case of emergency.Do extra homework: When you’re on your way to a job interview, you want to be ready in every way. Physically, you want to be alert (caffeinated, possibly) and energized (get a good night’s sleep). You also want to be excited about the opportunity, so make sure you fully understand the job description and don’t have any questions about the company. Do your research and find out exactly what the company does and what you’d be doing for them.Practice out loud: Look over some common interview questions and practice answering them to yourself. You don’t want to trip over any easy answers, and you’ll want to make sure you’re speaking slow and clear. And don’t just settle for the first answer that comes to mind. When preparing to answer common questions, give more than a generic answer. Take some time and come up with thoughtful and interesting responses.last_img read more

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first_imgTikTok was banned by the Government in June, along with 58 more apps including WeChat, UC Browser, and others. In its notice, the Government stated that these apps are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state, and public order.The social media platform partnered with top agencies to help gain insight from security researchers, academic scholars, and independent experts to uncover potential threats and strengthen its security defences. TikTok also partnered with third-party experts and regulators to validate its progress.In India, ByteDance has over 2,000 employees, who have been assured that best efforts are being made to resolve the situation in the country. Employees were also awarded a salary bonus to cope with the ban announcement and the unprecedented economic and social upheaval owing to the ongoing pandemic. To keep in line with the global norms, TikTok also conducted an annual performance review cycle and focused on multiple learning and development opportunities to help employees upskill themselves. “Our employees have been at the heart of our business and we place utmost importance on our employees’ personal and professional well-being,” Gupta added in his letter.- Advertisement – In September, the Government yet another round of bans on apps and games that blocked downloads of the popular battle royale, PUBG Mobile. Nearly a month later, PUBG Corporation and parent company Krafton announced that a new game titled PUBG Mobile India will be launched soon, specifically to cater to gamers in the country. The in-game content is claimed by the developers to be improved and customised to “reflect local needs.” These include fully clothed new characters, a virtual simulation training ground setting, and green hit effects instead of red. It remains to be seen if TikTok adopts a similar India-friendly approach to relaunch its services in the country.Should the government explain why Chinese apps were banned? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. In a letter to employees, TikTok India Head Nikhil Gandhi said the company has taken steps to comply with data privacy and security requirements and is optimistic about a positive outcome. PUBG Mobile’s announcement on Thursday where it talked about new security arrangements and customisation for India could point to a path back to the country for the Chinese video sharing platform as well, although in the case of PUBG it is owned by a Korean company, Krafton, and it stressed that point very clear in its announcement. In the letter, Gandhi said that the ByteDance-owned app is committed to complying with local laws, including requirements for data privacy and security. Gandhi also sees an “immense growth opportunity for TikTok in India.”“Our clarifications have been submitted to the Government and we will continue to allay any further concerns they may have. Together with our employees, we remain dedicated to our users and creators who have found not only recognition but also new avenues of livelihood through our platform,” Gandhi wrote in the letter, according to a report by Hindustan Times.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Navesink Arts Center Housed in Former Library Site

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Paul and Lori Renick have been working hard to make sure the building that was home to the public library branch – and continues to be for the Monmouth Players – gets a second act.“Our goal is to see this as a performing arts/visual arts center,” said Paul Renick of the former Navesink branch library at 149 Monmouth Ave.Since March, when the township’s library system closed all three of its branches, the Renicks have been working with the not-for-profit foundation that owns and maintains the structure to establish the Navesink Arts Center.Paul and Lori Renick beneath the recently cleaned portrait of Herman Duryea. It was Duryea’s foundation that built the Navesink building where the couple is establishing the Navesink Arts Center. The Highlands couple, who operate a carpentry business and have been long active with the Monmouth Players community theater group, have been working and overseeing the work at the site. The work includes new carpets – the first since 1989; a new paint job, the first in more than 20 years; refurbishing the existing tin ceiling; and general cleanup work to get the building in shape for the Monmouth Players community theater troupe’s season. That’s all happening as they move forward with plans to formally establish the arts center.The site is now hosting the Monmouth Players production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs (running Oct. 18-20 and 26-27 and Nov. 2). It’s the first of four shows the company is producing this season. The Navesink Arts Center will also feature performances by local singer/songwriters on Nov. 16; and an art exhibit/sale being presented by the Beauregard Fine Art gallery, Rumson.In the future, the Renicks and the arts center will be working with the Navesink School, the K-3 grade school next door, and its parent-teacher organization to establish an art program for the students.“I don’t want just arts and crafts,” Lori Renick said. “I want real art classes … There are some real talented kids out there.”She hopes the arts center will be able to nurture that talent.The building was completed by the Duryea Foundation in 1917 in memory of its founder, Herman B. Duryea, a sportsman and thoroughbred racehorse breeder. The foundation operated the site as a cultural and community center that had a lending library – the first in Middle­town and one of the first in the state – and had tennis courts which still exist, plus a gymnasium and auditorium and even a bowling alley in its lower level, according to Michael Winchell, president of the board of directors for the Duryea-Navesink Library Association.The Duryea Foundation merged with the Navesink Library Association in 1994, establishing the new 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization.The purpose of the foundation and its building was to be available for “social, literary, artistic and educational activities,” Winchell said.The foundation allowed the township to operate the branch library at the building, starting in 1959 with the township paying $1 a year until closing the branch in March. The township’s parks and recreation department also used the site’s tennis courts until about 10 years ago, Winchell said.Lori and Paul Renick have been involved with the Mon­mouth Players since 1993, with Paul serving as its president since 1997. The group has been putting on productions for 60 years, initially at Rumson’s Bingham Hall, then Red Bank Catholic High School and the Leonardo grammar school, before settling in at the Duryea house 57 years ago, Paul Renick said.Neither of the Renicks had a background – or even an interest – in theater when asked if they would like to help the Monmouth Players mount a production. They started by assisting with set building, then did some acting and now Paul directs some shows. “I’m a frustrated artist,” he said. “It’s my way to paint a picture.”Other than an endowment that is used for the building’s upkeep, the Monmouth Players is the only way the site generates revenue at this time – at least until a fuller slate of programs can be developed, Winchell said. The Duryea-Navesink Library Association and theater group are now discussing a merger to establish the long-term financial health of the site, he said.On the financial front, Paul Renick said he hasn’t and doesn’t plan to seek any government assistance for what he and his wife hope to do, believing the arts center can be self-sustaining. “I don’t want to be encumbered by their rules or politics,” he stressed.The site will eventually be available to the public with the former library space being dedicated as a community reading room with books available and a children’s area that will host storytime and other programs. The area also could be used as an alternative performance space that will hopefully generate some additional revenue, Lori Renick said.Further plans look toward removing the two rear tennis courts and developing a community art garden, consisting of sculptures and a winding path leading to a tranquil garden area, Lori Renick said. Those plans, however, are “crazy ambitious,” and will have to wait for a couple of years, she conceded.For now the work at the Navesink Arts Center is about continuing with the cleaning and hosting the show, they said.last_img read more

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Karran scores late lifting Leafs into 3-3 tie against Rockies

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs needed some late-game heroics to steal a point from the Columbia Valley Rockies in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Jack Karran scored with 11 seconds remaining in the third period to pull the Leafs into a 3-3 tie with the Eddie Mountain Division squad.The single-point allows the Leafs to complete an early-season home stand with a 2-1-1 record.After netting a dozen Friday against Fernie, the Leafs fell behind early against the Rockies as Brennan Nelson and Joshua Antunes scored less than four minutes into the game to give the visitors a quick 2-0 advantage.Jackson Zimmermann, with his first of two on the night, cut the margin in half, with a goal on the power play late in the opening frame. Despite out shooting the Rockies 18-5 in the second period, Nelson failed to solve goalie Ben Kelsch. The former Leaf continually frustrated the home side shooters with some amazing saves.In the third it appeared Columbia Valley would have just enough offence to steal the road victory when Robert Butterwick put the puck past Quinn Yeager in the Leaf nets to give the visitors a 3-1 lead.However, Zimmermann scored with seven minutes remaining to set the stage for Karran to pot the equalizer.Nelson dominated the Rockies during the final 50 minutes of the game, out shooting the visitors 42-12 for a 52-21 game advantage.Kelsch was the obvious game star for Columbia Valley, which earned its first point of the season in four games.Karran took the player-of-the-game honour for the Leafs.Nelson, third in the Murdoch Division, now sets out on a three-game road trip with stops Friday in Spokane and Saturday in Creston.The Leafs travel to Grand Forks Friday, September 29th before returning home Saturday, September 30th to face the Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

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SAN CARLOS STAKES QUOTES (SATURDAY MARCH 12, 2016)

first_imgTRAINER QUOTES PETER EURTON, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: Did you see how he came out of the gate? He broke too fresh, and that was good. He’s just good right now. He’s the best he’s been in so long. Gary hustled him a little bit and then he kind of let him fall back.”“He’ll probably run next at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (May 7 in the Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs).” TYLER BAZE, COASTLINE, SECOND: “I had a beautiful trip. I didn’t really know how much he would eat the dirt, but I watched the replays from his dirt races and it looked like he had handled dirt in the face just fine. I really kind of let him run his race. I wanted to be patient with him going from six and a half down the hill to seven eighths, I think the distance is never a question with him, but I wanted to make sure I timed it right – especially when I had to thread the needle through a haystack. He ran really good.” JOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, CALCULATOR, THIRD: “I had a good race, he [Calculator] had his shot and he was a little bit aggressive on the back side. That’s my only regret but overall, we had a good trip. He’s a good horse and he’s going to improve anyway so I’m happy with that race.” GARY STEVENS, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: “It was the best he’s ever broken. I’ve been aboard him in a couple of workouts in the mornings, before his last race and again last week and there have been a few times that he’s wanted to go after horses in front of him and I’ve let him. What I found out is that he’s not only a great stretch runner but he’s a good turn runner. And that wasn’t the case last year. With a little time off and the addition of blinkers he seems a lot more focused.“He’s running on the turn so he’s gaining ground and doesn’t have to work so hard in the stretch. It gives me a lot of confidence. I knew at the half-mile pole that they were all in deep water and that’s a pretty good feeling.”“Pete’s got him figured out.” NOTES: The winning owners Lee and Susan Searing of Rancho Cucamonga who race as C R K Stable.last_img read more

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Solar Particles Survive Genesis Crash

first_imgScientists are relieved that they have been able to recover enough pieces from the crashed Genesis spacecraft to pursue the science objectives.  JPL Director Charles Elachi said they have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and are bouncing back from a hard landing.  The highest-priority science goals may still be attainable, at least partially, despite Wednesday’s 192-mph crash in Utah when the craft’s parachute did not deploy.    The mission had been touted as a search for our origins: where we come from, where stars and planets come from, and how the earth got here.Why the name Genesis?  Mission designers must surely have been keenly aware of the Biblical connotation when they selected the name.  Either to stave off speculations or to answer concerns, the mission FAQ page addressed the concern as follows:Since this mission is named Genesis and will tell us about the beginning of the solar system, will it try to prove or disprove the Bible?The Genesis mission will collect samples of the solar wind, material flowing outward from the Sun, and return these samples to Earth.  Scientists will be able to compare the compositions of these samples with known compositions of the planets and help in the effort to understand how our solar system and its planets formed.  It is not NASA’s role to address theological questions or interpretations, and Genesis’ investigation will be studied as a scientific question, not a theological one.Yet to suggest that the formation of earth can be approached strictly through natural science without reference to a Creator is not a theologically neutral position.  It is clearly an alternative philosophy to the famous declaration of Genesis 1:1, “in the beginning God.”  To NASA, the religious text is, “in the beginning were the particles.”    Please understand that we are all in favor of collecting data.  We love data.  We love solar wind particles and eagerly await what they might tell us about what the sun is doing now.  But to suggest that a mission like this can speak to origins is to embrace a theological or philosophical position.  The “origins” spin on this and other missions assumes an either-or dichotomy, the belief that there are strictly theological positions as opposed to scientific ones, as if these are non-overlapping, watertight classes of explanation, with the clear implication that scientific explanations are better: they are more objective, neutral, unbiased and true.  But it is naive to assume that science has no philosophical baggage, or that a “theological” explanation like Genesis 1 could never have any observable effects accessible to natural science.    Some scientists treat words like Genesis flippantly because, to them, the Biblical texts are ancient myths no different than those of Greek accounts of warring gods and goddesses.  They ignore or don’t care that millions of Jews and Christians still believe the Bible and the Creator of which it speaks.  Dodging this concern with statements that the Genesis investigation “will be studied as a scientific question, not a theological one,” does nothing to assuage the insensitivity of usurping the Biblical name: first, because (as just stated) treating the Biblical account as a myth is a slap in the face to the sincerely-held beliefs of many people (including many scientists), and secondly, they suggest that “science” can offer a strictly naturalistic, unguided, purposeless explanation in the place of the teleological, purposeful, personal explanation in the Biblical account.    Imagine the furor if NASA absconded with a name from some other religious persuasion – Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, native American – with the implication that their goal was to investigate a scientific alternative to those beliefs.  Such an act would be denounced for its insensitivity.  The ACLU and other groups would demand an apology, and the NASA director would be called before a Congressional hearing to explain.  Would those groups be appeased by a response like “we’re only looking for scientific explanations, not theological ones”?  This is another example of how the sensitivity and tolerance of “political correctness” (an oxymoron) is asymmetrically applied when it comes to Jews and Christians.    Despite all that, we offer best wishes to the mission and science teams.  Exploration and discovery are important values of the Judeo-Christian worldview.  We hope many solar wind particles survived intact.  They might shed light on many current solar and interplanetary processes, and that is very worthwhile.  Incidentally, many Jews, Christians and creationists work on missions such as Genesis, some of them in high places.  Most of them do their work quietly with excellence, professionalism and teamwork.  The hype in the press releases is written by a politically-correct few who don’t have to actually build and fly these amazing spacecraft.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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NAFTA debate continues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As a new round of NAFTA talks begins, public support for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is growing. According to a Pew Research poll, a majority of Americans (56%) now support the NAFTA, an increase from 33% based on previous surveys.A bipartisan group of 76 House members challenged a Trump administration proposal to create a new U.S. content requirement for automobiles to qualify for tariff cuts. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the members said the proposal would “eliminate the competitive advantages provided to the U.S. auto industry under the current NAFTA rules” and hamper the sector’s ability to compete globally.There were 150 food and agriculture organizations that signed a letter to U.S. governors, urging them to express their support for NAFTA to President Trump. The letter detailed the economic benefits of NAFTA realized by livestock agriculture, crops, dairy, spirits, beverages and a wide range of other products. Ag groups also joined a letter to Lighthizer encouraging him to maintain current trucking provisions that facilitate agriculture trade between the United States and Mexico.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a public speaking appearance made comments reflecting the administration’s stance on the NAFTA renegotiation. He characterized the president’s position by saying, “His general point of view is no deal is better than a terrible deal.” Ross also asserted that aggressive public advocacy from industry sectors, such as agriculture, is complicating the renegotiation discussions.Mexico’s Economy Minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, said that Mexico will propose a review of NAFTA every five years. Unlike the Trump administration “sunset” proposal, the five-year review proposed by Mexico would not lead to an automatic withdrawal of the agreement if the countries don’t explicitly agree to extend it. He cited the importance of providing more investor certainty as the rationale for Mexico’s proposal.last_img read more

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LeBron James has ‘nothing but respect’ for Kyrie Irving

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES The four-time NBA MVP reacted to a video posted by Twitter user @tony_hartmann, who instead of burning Irving’s jersey—like what other fans had done in the past when players jump ship—left a note thanking the four-time NBA All-star for his years with the Cavaliers.“That’s the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together Young Gode #Filayy,” James said in the tweet.Kyrie Irving #2 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after a play in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPContrary to the past few weeks since the news broke that Irving wanted out of Cleveland, James and Irving’s partnership didn’t seem in disarray on the surface in the  three years since James returned to his hometown.Together, they steered the Cavaliers to three straight finals appearances–all against the Golden State Warriors—and helped the city of Cleveland put an end to more than five decades of championship drought in major league sports.READ: Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests tradeADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Last 3 Filipino boxers standing vow all-out finals stand SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension But after the loss to the Warriors last July in the finals, Irving reportedly wanted to play out of James’ shadow and requested for a trade. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC That’s the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together Young Gode #Filayy https://t.co/wKYmYsmdgG— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2017It may have seemed from reports that their relationship was in turmoil but Cleveland Cavaliers’ star LeBron James said he has “nothing but respect” for former teammate Kyrie Irving, who had just been shipped to the Boston Celtics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames finally spoke about Irving directly shorty after the star guard got his wish to be traded and was sent to the Cavaliers’ Eastern conference rival Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and a 2018 first round pick.ADVERTISEMENT READ: On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade  Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Nothing wrong with raids on offices of progressive groups—Palace PLAY LIST 01:07Nothing wrong with raids on offices of progressive groups—Palace00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gameslast_img read more

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‘There is not a single umpire in the world who does not make mistakes’

first_imgA unique feature of the last Indian tour of the West Indies early this year was that unlike most tours in Test cricket, it was wholly free of rows and recriminations over the umpiring. Not so with the current tour.It is no secret that the West Indies were grossly dissatisfied,A unique feature of the last Indian tour of the West Indies early this year was that unlike most tours in Test cricket, it was wholly free of rows and recriminations over the umpiring. Not so with the current tour. It is no secret that the West Indies were grossly dissatisfied with the umpiring in the second test at Delhi, a match in which an Indian batsman Dilip Vengsarkar also expressed dissent after being given out caught behind.Yet, when asked for a comment on the quality of umpiring at their post-match press conference, Clive Lloyd spoke in terms sympathetic to the umpires. “When two men stand out there for five days,” he said, “they are bound to make mistakes.”However, in Ahmedabad, after only two days’ play, Lloyd, in an article published under his name in a Calcutta daily, attacked the umpires in the most scathing manner. “Rao (Hanumanta) and Ramaswamy are the worst umpires I have seen. I am fed up with all this nonsense. I hope this is the last I have seen of them,” he stormed and in his article went on to say that in his report to the Indian Board he was strongly recommending that the two umpires never be allowed to depute against the West Indies. “Rao and Ramaswamy are the worst umpires I have seen. I am fed up with all this nonsense. I hope this is the last I have seen of them.”Clive Lloyd It is impossible to condone the physical assaults on umpires by Richard Hadlee and Colin Croft – Hadlee flung a bail at an umpire in 1976 in Madras, and Croft shoulder-charged New Zealand’s leading umpire, Fred Goodall a few seasons later – and the Gavaskar walk-off for which he at least has had the good grace to apologise, or Lloyd’s criticism of the umpires in print. But that is not to say that there was no cause for grievance.advertisementStrong Steps: Cricket authorities the world over have taken every step to either improve the standard of umpiring or ensure that the best available umpires stand in Test matches.In the West Indies in 1971, the Indians expressed the view that Douglas Sang Hue and Ralph Gosein were umpires of outstanding ability and the West Indies Board appointed them for as many Tests as they could without causing friction between themselves and the various territorial umpires associations.Similarly, in 1983, manager Hanumant Singh told the West Indies Board that his team had great faith in David Archer and they in turn were happy to provide Archer’s services in four of the five Tests.Now, the West Indies have equal respect for Swaroop Kishen who stood in the first Test at Kanpur. “The big fella”, as the West Indies players call him, is rated by them as one of the “best umpires in the world”.If indeed the West Indies have so much confidence in him why does not the Board appoint him for all the remaining Test matches, specially when on more than one tour the West Indies Board has accommodated us as best they could? I posed this question to S. Sriraman, senior vice-president of the Board and chairman of the umpires subcommittee.He replied that “while the playing conditions make provisions for captains to object to umpires backed by specific instances of incompetence, they cannot specify which umpire should stand. We feel we have other umpires who are equally competent and must also get their chances.”Sriraman is no doubt sincere in his belief but if Swaroop Kishen’s burly presence at all the Test matches is to make for more efficient umpiring and more congenial cricket then Sriraman should put greater premium on negotiation and cooperation than on the rule book. He denies that there were official complaints against any Indian umpire by the England team that toured here two years ago or that the West Indies have taken exception to the umpiring in any match of the current tour. He did add, however, that he was still awaiting their report on the Ahmedabad Test.Different Era: There is not a cricket journalist in India or elsewhere who does not hold Sriraman in esteem and affection. Efficient men are usually cold but SS as we got to call him in Australia is a dear man, friendly, helpful and possessing a sense of humour.It was painful, therefore, that during our conversation on the latest umpiring furore he should blame the press and no one else for all the controversies that have cropped up over the last few years.advertisementThose of us who came into the trade in an era of better taste and writing that was less brash, operated for years on the premise that the “umpire’s decision was final” and that being placed where we were, we could not comment in any way.Indeed, we still do not pass judgement on controversial decisions but we cannot ignore mentioning them when 50,000 pairs of eyes in the stands have been witness to a player indicating disapproval or when the incident has been relayed around the world by television followed by a re-examination in slow motion.The fault lies firstly with the system that appoints umpires who are incompetent and therefore so lacking in self-assurance that they are overwhelmed by reputations and deceived by forceful unscrupulous appeals and undermined by gestures of dissatisfaction that follows their decisions. In other words, they crack in circumstances which modern sportsmen describe as “pressure”.There is not a single umpire in the world who does not make mistakes, not even the celebrated Dickie Bird of England, Archer of the West Indies or our own Swaroop Kishen. They know it and so do the players. What then is the definition of a good umpire? He is one who makes the fewest errors and who controls the game with firmness and yet in a cordial manner.To anyone who aspires to esteem as a Test umpire I hold up two Englishmen as examples. They are John Langridge and Lloyd Budd. They are both over 70 and have hung up their white coats. But more than once these venerable gentlemen were brought out of retirement at the insistence of the cricketers who respected their judgement and at the same time regarded them as benevolent uncles.last_img read more

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first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Tottenham boss Pochettino backs Arsenal over bottle throwing incidentby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he did not think Arsenal should be punished over the Dele Alli incident in which a bottle was thrown from the crowd and hit the England international on the head.”It’s not fair for Arsenal, the club, the fans to pay for one…what word can I use? I don’t want to be wrong but I think everyone realises! You cannot pay (the price) for one.”One person cannot create a mess in a club like Arsenal. Arsenal is going to take a big decision, with responsibility to fix. People have to behave and celebrate, and support your team but in the right way.”It’s such a dangerous thing, if the bottle hit him on his head or his eyes we’re then talking about a very bad thing. There’s no point when you go to enjoy a game and that happens.” last_img read more

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