Doley inspects Sarusajai sports complex ahead of FIFA under-17

first_imgworld cupGuwahati, Jun 2 (PTI) Assam Minister of State and Youth Welfare Naba Kumar Doley has visited the Sarusajai sports complex here and inspected the ongoing work at the stadium, which will be hosting FIFA Under-17 World Cup.The minister was accompanied by a team of sports and youth welfare department and public works (building) department, an official release said.The minister inspected all the sites yesterday and instructed the PWD officials to expedite and complete the work within the stipulated time.Doley said that holding matches of FIFA Under-17 World Cup is a matter of pride not only for the state but for the entire north east region. PTI DG AYPlast_img read more

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Serena Williams fined USD 17000 for rule violations in US Open final

first_imgSerena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the US Open final.On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referees office docked Williams $10,000 for verbal abuse of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket.The money comes out of her prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up to Osaka, whose 6-2, 6-4 victory on Saturday made her the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles titleIn the second sets second game, Ramos warned Williams for getting coaching, which is against the rules in Grand Slam matches. She briefly disputed that ruling, saying cheating is the one thing Ive never done, ever although afterward, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, acknowledged he was trying to send Williams a signal.Naomi Osaka stuns Serena Williams in controversial final to lift maiden US Open titleA few games later, Williams received another warning, this time for smashing her racket, and that second violation automatically cost her a point, leading to more arguing. Eventually, Williams called Ramos a thief, drawing the third violation for verbal abuse and costing her a game, putting Osaka ahead 5-3.”I have never cheated in my life! Williams told Ramos. You owe me an apology.”Is Serena Williams a bad loser? Opinions after Naomi Osaka wins US OpenUnder Article III, Section P of the Grand Slam Rule Book, verbal abuse is defined as a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise abusive. The section says a player is subject to a fine up to $20,000 for each violation.advertisementThere are separate categories for coaching (Communications of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach may be construed as coaching) and for abuse of rackets or equipment.last_img read more

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Protecting Your Business Documents

first_imgOctober 14, 2005 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Businesses in the United States make more than 1 billion photocopies every day and spend more than $25 billion a year to file, store and retrieve their paper documents. In many cases, records and information systems often represent as much as 50 percent of the total cost of doing business.With the technologies that are available today, however, it doesn’t make good business sense to spend large amounts of capital to store and maintain hard copy information. As with all aspects of a company’s business, using technologies that will increase productivity and reduce costs is vital to your profitability and success.Because of the cost-savings available, many companies are changing their attitudes toward data storage and are looking at innovative ways to handle the flow of data. Today, there are several inventive and cost-effective technologies available that can streamline the processing and storing of hard-copy data, which, in turn, will save you money–money that you can use to improve systems and invest in the future of your business. Let’s take a look at one of these new systems.Defining the SolutionDigital archiving, also known as scan-to-file, is one of the best methods around for processing and storing documents. Simply put, digital archiving is the process of converting paper information to a digital representation of the original document. These highly cost-effective conversions allow information to be stored and accessed easily, enabling companies to save time, storage space, money and resources, and increase their productivity and security.Over time, digitally storing information will reduce the costs of document storage. It will reduce employee workload associated with filing, retrieving and re-filing paper documents. Additionally, it provides easy access to search, retrieve, read, print and e-mail imaged files.Digital archiving also allows for expedient file transmission over the internet or an internal network. And it creates a flexible, electronic database of corporate documents, such as financial statements, required regulatory documentation, client and patient files, tax and legal documents–all of which can be password-protected to restrict printing and content extraction.And there’s more good news: The process is simple. Information is scanned and stored on one of a number of forms of media, most often on CD-ROMs, but also on hard disks or other file formats. You then store the digital data in a secure location, either onsite or away from your business. The digitally stored information can easily be retrieved by simply loading a CD-ROM or disk onto any computer. The document appears just as it did in its original hard copy form and can be saved to the computer, e-mailed or printed.Digital archiving enables companies to put unlimited amounts of information onto CDs. Imagine taking 35,000 pages of paper and converting it to three CDs.If you think digital archiving may be right for your company, here are a few questions to ask your visual communications partner:How is information scanned? Who does it and how long does it take?Information can either be hand-scanned or fed into a scanner based on the type of data being scanned. Scanning should be done by a team of professionally trained and certified digital specialists, who know how to scan and archive your important documents. Scanning times will vary based on the amount of information being converted. For example, 1,200 pages can take up to four hours to complete.Is the information secure while it’s being scanned for digital archiving?Most likely it is, but you need to ensure that the vendor has a dedicated and secure digital archiving imaging area designed with your sensitive documents in mind. Additionally, you need to verify that the information won’t be shared with any outside source, and your vendor should return all documents upon completion. In some cases, you and the vendor may determine that the scanning should be done at your location.Where is the information stored? Will the CDs be given to me to store or will I need to have the vendor to store them in a secure location?Typically, your vendor should store the information on CDs that will be returned to you for storage.What format will the digitized documents be in?At a minimum, documents should be converted to PDF because that’s the widely accepted format for digitized information. Additionally, PDF formatting is approved and in use by a host of local, state and federal agencies. However, based on your needs, files can also be created in Word and other industry-specific software.Kevin Cushing is the CEO of Salt Lake City-based AlphaGraphics Inc., a franchise network that works with people to plan, produce and manage their visual communications. AlphaGraphics offers digital archiving to clients at its nearly 300 business centers throughout the world. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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