Los Angeles Sparks star Nneda Ogwumike pulled off a series of good plays and her teammate Candace Parker rewarded her with a bloody eye.Ogwumike hit a clutch shot in the final minute of the first overtime against the Tulsa Shock and in a wild celebration Parker tackled her against the goalpost. Parker’s head caught Ogwumike in the left eye, and the blood started flowing.Ogwumike took it like a champ and returned to the game. She hit six straight shots to keep the Sparks in the lead. Parker redeemed herself by hitting the game-winning shot with 5.7 seconds for a 90-88 victory over the Shock.Let’s watch the headbutting encounter in the video below.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 May 2015 – Rejoice but don’t relax because the demands on the industry will increase; a caution coming from the Governor, His Excellency Peter Beckingham. It seems H.E. is back in action and according to a report reaching our newsroom yesterday he is praising the recent accolades for the tourism industry while warning that there is still room for improvement. He said, and I quote: “I am constantly struck by how seldom visitors get beyond Grace Bay. I can understand that the typical 3-4 day American visitor may not have the urge to travel after arriving in Providenciales. But Grand Turk and the other family islands need to receive a higher profile, and as a result get more visitors than the tiny proportion they receive of stay-over tourists.” The governor revealed that he is also watching to see how Tourism will spend its boosted budget and how the country’s gateway will enhance guest services. “I also would like to see an even more welcoming approach to visitors at Providenciales airport. They are literally the lifeblood of the prosperity or otherwise of everyone in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The heads of the public service and government departments, as well as the management of the Airport Authority, need to be constantly asking themselves whether there are ways to make the TCI welcome better than it is. There is still some way to go.” A candid presentation by the Governor to the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association yesterday which is about a week away from a seven city tour or fam trip to North America. Related Items:peter beckingham, tourism, tourism leaders Baha Mar deal should not be secret Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks & Caicos drops to #4 Island in the World; Hotel owner sounds off
Reuters FileNet neutrality is the most debated policy issue in past two years. Finally the regulatory, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is all set to send its recommendations on net neutrality to the government in a month time.The regulator has completed the open house discussions held in three cities including Delhi on Wednesday, and has received views from various stakeholders since January after the consultation paper was issued, reported the Economic Times.”All stakeholders are actively participating in this debate. I think TRAI should be able to give appropriate recommendation to the government which they have asked for,” TRAI Chairman RS Sharma was quoted as saying by ET after the closing of the open-house discussions.Speaking on timeline for the recommendations, the chairman said: “It should not take more than a month.”On Wednesday’s event, content providers and pro-net-neutrality members said the regulator should to take a non-discriminatory approach to ensure neutral access for all, and telecom companies should focus on improving speed and services.Proponent of net neutrality and the co-founder of Internet Freedom Foundation, Nikhil Pahwa, said: “The (permission-based) approach that telcos are suggesting is pure and simple extortion.”On the other hand, companies such as Airtel, Idea and Telenor said TRAI should take a principle-based approach rather than a narrow approach on the concept, according to the ET report.”Economic opportunity should be given to telcos to monetise their investment into networks without violating principles,” said Rajan Mathews, director general of Cellular Operators Association of India.Before issuing the consultation paper, the authority had presented a pre-consultation paper in May 2016, in which it discussed issues like definition of net neutrality, scope of traffic management practices, importance of unrestricted access and transparency, need for preserving customer privacy and national security.Earlier, the telecom watchdog had favoured net neutrality and said no internet service provider should charge differential pricing and that they would not be allowed to launch prohibited packs or plans or vouchers.