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ICC appoints Indra Nooyi as first independent female director

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL February 09, 2018 Published on PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been appointed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board as the governing body’s first independent female director. Nooyi will join the Board in June 2018 to align with the term of the ICC Independent Chairman, following the unanimous confirmation of her appointment at today’s meeting, an ICC release said.“I am thrilled to join the ICC as the first person to be appointed to this role. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board, ICC’s partners, and cricketers around the world to grow our sport responsibly and give our fans a new reason to follow every ball and shot,” Nooyi said.ICC Chairman, Shashank Manohar, said, ” Adding another independent director — particularly a female — is such an important step forward in improving our governance. To have someone of Indra’s calibre is fantastic news for the global game.”The introduction of an Independent Director, who must be female, was approved by the ICC Full Council in June last year as part of wide ranging constitutional change aimed at improving the governance of the sport. The Independent Director will be appointed for a two-year term although she may be re-appointed for two further terms with a maximum six-year consecutive period of service. 0 SHARE × The introduction of an Independent Director, who must be female, was approved by the ICC Full Council in June 2017center_img COMMENT cricket COMMENTS File Photo of PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi.   –  BusinessLine File Photo of PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi.   –  BusinessLine board of directors (appointment and change)last_img read more

Rotterdam Port Tariffs to Rise by Half the Rate of Inflation

first_imgzoom The port tariffs paid by sea-going vessels in Rotterdam will increase by 0.3 percent next year, according to the Port of Rotterdam, equivalent to half the rate of inflation over the past year. “The adjustment is in line with the three-year agreement made by Deltalinqs, VRC, VNPI and the Port of Rotterdam Authority regarding the development of Rotterdam’s port tariffs,” the port said.Two years ago, when the deal was signed, the parties agreed to let tariffs increase at a moderate pace for a period of three years, by half the rate of inflation, to a maximum of 1% per year.Additionally, the port said that it has taken a number of targeted measures intended to stimulate specific segments.In the containers sector, the Port Authority is focusing its attention on increasing the number of transshipment containers handled at the port. After entering the port on board a sea-going vessel, these containers are immediately relayed at the terminal to a different vessel, which will take them by sea to another European port.The aim of these measures is to “lure companies in this sector to substantially increase the volume of transshipment cargo relayed via Rotterdam.”Furthermore, the Port Authority will be maintaining the existing incentive for container vessels to call on Rotterdam twice during the European leg of their itinerary.The port tariff that is charged to deepsea container vessels for a second call on Rotterdam is 25 percent of the normal tariff.In accordance with the three-year agreement made with VNPI two years ago, the 2017 tariff for tankers transporting crude oil will once again be 1.5 percent lower than the adjusted ‘general’ sea port tariffs. In concrete terms, this means that in 2017, the tariff for crude oil tankers will be lowered by 1.2 percent.The port said that 2017 will be the third consecutive year that the tariff for crude oil tankers decreases compared to the previous year.“Rotterdam will maintain its existing discount for clean vessels based on the Environmental Ship Index (ESI). Vessels that score at least 31 points on this index will receive a 10 percent discount on the ship’s portion of the port tariff. Moreover, this discount will be multiplied by two if the vessel releases relatively low nitrogen emissions,” the port said.last_img read more

Fruits And Veggies Go Big With More Than 85 Celebrities

first_imgFNV, a first of its kind national brand, has signed on major celebrities like Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Cam Newton, Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, and Victor Cruz as the brand continues to build a fresh and bold movement behind fruits and veggies.Julianne Hough gives oranges a perfect 10 in the celebrity packed FNV campaignOf the $2 billion per year spent on advertising food & beverages to youth, less than one percent is spent on healthier foods. Now, celebrities are gracing billboards, infiltrating internet radio and dominating newsfeeds to give fruits and veggies some skin in the game.Launched in 2015 by the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), of which former First Lady Michelle Obama is an honorary chair, the FNV campaign has been flooded with support from new celebrities, partners and fans who want to support the work that Mrs. Obama began during her years in the White House. Committed to building a healthier America, read in the former First Lady’s own words how proud she is to be on Team FNV alongside so many celebrities using their star-power to get America to eat more fruits and vegetables.“I hear from my fans and blog readers constantly about their frustrations with making healthier choices and the challenges of incorporating fruits and vegetables into their everyday routines.” Said dancer, singer and actress Julianne Hough. “When I think about the overwhelming amount of marketing power behind less healthy options, I’m proud to support the FNV brand’s effort to spark a movement behind fruits and veggies.”Fruits and veggies need a campaign as bold, bright and colorful as they are. FNV has already seen the power in using out of the box marketing as a tool to inspire young people to eat more fruits and veggies. Research conducted by PHA in pilot markets shows that seven out of 10 survey respondents reported eating more fruits and vegetables after seeing or hearing about the campaign while grocery retailers who brought the campaign in-store saw an a measurable rise in produce sales.“When I make a decision to put my support behind an effort, I look for brands and causes that I can feel proud of as a mom,” says actress Kristen Bell. “FNV is exactly that. I think about all of the ads I see for less-than healthy products and how my kids watch what I put on my own plate. So I jumped at the opportunity to endorse fruits and veggies and join this one of a kind campaign.”Now in major cities nationwide, FNV is making waves with headlines like Kristen Bell Likes Her Veggies Frozen, through viral content like Michelle Obama and the Final Five powering up with fruits and veggies that has garnered over one million views to date, and at events like iHeart Radio’s Fiesta Latina giving away peach better have my money swag.The national FNV campaign is powered by partners such as powerhouse brand Ocean Spray Cranberries, leading healthcare providers BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Trinity Health, and influencer engagement leaders Whistle Sports, which brings their over 213 million social followers to the campaign. Fueled by their nationwide expansion, FNV is now launching innovative public private partnerships at the state level aimed at addressing public health challenges through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) initiatives reaching low-income individuals and families in communities that lack access to affordable and diverse produce options.Celebrating their two-year anniversary this month, FNV is just getting started in the effort to inspire people to eat more fruits and vegetables – or as best said by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, “Eat Your Effin Vees.”last_img read more

Saplletti wants an immediate reaction from Inter

first_imgInter coach Luciano Spalletti wants to have “an immediate reaction” from Inter as well as support from the fans.Inter was defeated on Friday by Serie A champions Juventus and has only won one match out of the seven matches played so far in all competition.“It’s essential that we see an immediate reaction,” Spalletti said in his Press conference ahead of the Udinese game as was quoted by Football Italia.“I must say that I think these lads deserve the support of the fans. They showed their displeasure about what happened, and the desire to immediately re-start in a match like tomorrow’s.“They know very well that this is the first step, it won’t take you to your destination but it’ll move you from where you are.”When asked about last winter when the Beneamata went on a run of one win in 10 games and the fear of a repeat?“I think it’s different. You just look at the result, I have to look at the incidents which determined the outcome and to me it seems very different.”“The players are working in the right way, we lost a game and it hurts, it created difficulties in the reaction of our fans.“That said, we went out of the competition on goal difference [away goals] in the last 10 minutes.Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie ASerie A Season Preview 2019-20 Boro Tanchev – August 23, 2019 The 2019-20 Serie A campaign starts this weekend with the clash between Parma and defending champions Juventus.“In my opinion the team did very well, beyond a bit of a nervous reaction after going 1-0 down. We did very well and deserved to win, we created a lot of chances.“Clearly a result like this makes a big difference, but when the draw was made no-one gave us a chance of getting through and instead we were 10 minutes away.“We should have done more, but I don’t think it’s right to knock down what this team has done over the past year-and-a-half.“It seems to me, given the way our result was treated, that there’s a desire to go and demolish what we’ve created, but it remains.“You need to look at where we started. Right now we’re 14 points behind Juventus, we started 29 points behind in seventh place.“We don’t have to throw away anything we’ve done so far, we’ve built something and we need to continue the journey, that’s what we’re working on now.“I don’t see games we’ve lost, or in which we didn’t win, as meaning we have to completely upend what we’ve done.“After that it’s clear that I should be the one in the crosshairs, not the players, because the players are doing what they need to do and they’ve shown they want to work in the right direction.“We’ll be sure to examine what happened, and keep working toward our objectives.last_img read more

ExGermany star warns Luka Jovic against La Liga move

first_imgFormer winger Mario Basler has advised Luka Jovic against pursuing a transfer to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.The 21-year-old forward has enjoyed a sensational second stint on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt this season and leads the Bundesliga scoring charts with 14 goals in 20 appearances.Jovic’s eye-catching progress in Germany has reportedly captured the interest of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, while Premier League side Chelsea and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have also been linked.It’s understood that Frankfurt plan to take up their buy option on Jovic this summer for just €6m and will then allegedly make him available for sale with an asking price of €60m.Although reports indicate that bids in the region of €35m are more likely to be offered instead for Jovic’s signature, who is “honoured” by the strong interest in him.But Basler, who won two Bundesliga titles at Bayern between 1996 to 1999, has advised the young Serbian that staying at Frankfurt may be the best option for his career.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“What good does it do me if I wear the Barcelona jersey, but sit on the bench?,” Basler told Der Hessische Rundfunk.Former Frankfurt coach Dragoslav Stepanovic has also advised his compatriot to think twice about leaving the Commerzbank-Arena at the end of the season.“He’s now showing that he can become a really good player,” said Stepanovic.“But if he makes a switch now, two or three people will be in front of him again. It could ruin his career.”After graduating through the youth ranks at Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, who famously defeated Liverpool 2-0 in the Champions League earlier this season, Jovic joined Benfica in February 2016 but struggled to make his mark in Portugal.The Serbia international has since spent the last two years over at Frankfurt and has found the net 22 times in 42 Bundesliga matches.Luka Jovic becomes youngest player to score five goals in one matchFRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 19: Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt (8) celebrates as he scores his team’s seventh goal and his fifth during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Duesseldorf at Commerzbank-Arena on October 19, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)last_img read more

Creating time crystals with a rotating ion ring

first_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters More information: Related publications:physics.aps.org/articles/v5/116prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v109/i16/e163001prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v109/i10/e103001via SimonsFoundation (Phys.org) —There has been a lot of talk recently about the possibility of building what has come to be known as a time crystal. In February 2012, Frank Wilczek originally proposed the idea that under certain conditions, physical structures can move in a repeating pattern without expending any energy. Last June, a group of researchers at Berkeley proposed a time crystal could be realized as a persistently rotating ring of charged atoms. Unfortunately a problem with that approach was pointed out by Patrick Bruno, who noted that to be a time crystal, an object must exhibit perpetual motion in its lowest energy state—the ground state. Commenting in Physical Review Letters in March, Bruno showed that the particular example described by Wilczek was actually one of a system in an excited state, and therefore not a time crystal. Taking advantage of recent breakthroughs in the construction of low noise ion traps, Berkeley researchers now plan to build an ion trap that will satisfy the critics. Citation: Creating time crystals with a rotating ion ring (2013, May 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-crystals-rotating-ion.html © 2013 Phys.org Physics team proposes a way to create an actual space-time crystalcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Berkeley team, led by Xiang Zhang and Hartmut Häffner, will attempt to build a time crystal by introducing 100 calcium ions into a 100-micron wide ion trap. The calcium ions will be confined by electric fields to form a crystalline ring, which will then be induced to rotate under the influence of a static magnetic field. According to the group’s calculations, this ring should settle into the ground state when the atoms are pre-cooled with lasers to around one-billionth of a degree above absolute zero.There are several different kinds of laser cooling, but the basic principle is to set up conditions where photons from the laser hit the atoms, and cause them to emit photons of a higher average energy than the one initially absorbed. The extra energy comes from the thermal excitations of the atoms (heat), and this energy is converted into the photon that leaves the atom. The lower bound on the temperature that could be obtained in this fashion had previously been limited by background heat emanating from impurities in the electrodes used in the trap. The new technique, which may now allow a time crystal to be made, involves cleaning the electrodes with an argon-ion beam that is integral to the trap. Experiments have shown that this cleaning permits up to 100-fold reduction electric-field noise in the trap.The experimental plan is to properly cool the chamber and then apply the proper magnetic fields. At this point, the ions should begin to cycle around their starting point at regular intervals, forming the repeating lattice of the time crystal. To observe this ion rotation, one of the 100 calcium ions will then be toggled into a new electronic state using a laser. If the scientists observe that ion rotating at steady state, they will have in effect, “broken the translational symmetry of time.” Atoms within a crystal are said to break translational symmetry in space because they once confined by the discrete symmetry of the crystal, they are no longer free to take up any position along the spatial continuum. Wilczek got to thinking about the idea of a time crystal by imagining a system that would have time-periodic ground states that would break translational time symmetry. He previously considered both classical and quantum systems that are both spatially ordered, and move perpetually in the ground state in an oscillatory or rotational way. The new Berkeley experiments to test these ideas may take a while to get underway. A few physicists, including Bruno, are still skeptical. His main objection is that it may not be possible to detect motion in the ground state. In other words, it may be feasible to set up the rotating ring of ions inside the trap, but not possible to ever observe it. It does not, however, appear that time crystals would violate any principle of thermodynamics. If they are ever made, potential applications could include ultra-precise clocks, or simulation of ground states in quantum computing schemes. It is probably too early to draw any definitive conclusions on building time crystals, and the new Berkeley experiment is probably not the last we will hear about. Ion Ring for Time Crystal Experiment. Credit: Simonsfoundation.org Explore furtherlast_img read more