Jan 1, Handed the captaincy in controversial circumstances, McCullum confirmed on Tuesday that he will also open the batting in the absence of the injured Peter Fulton. His stats have been phenomenal but from our point of view we're playing against a very good cricket team so we expect them to have very good cricketers in their side.
New Zealand's three leading batsmen will fill the first three positions in the order. He praised Williamson, who scored a century in the final Test in Wellington last year, as one of New Zealand's up and coming stars.NWC15 I Australia v New Zealand I M18
He's popular in the team and he works hard on his game. He ticks a lot of boxes and we're hopeful that he's going to have a big series. McCullum acknowledged that his team had a difficult task with a side weakened by injuries to several players and the absence of former captain Ross Taylor, who withdrew from the tour. The New Zealand captain said his players could take heart from their performances in a three-match home series in which they were beaten by South Africa in New Zealand last year.
We've just got to make sure we get better and compete for longer in this series. Sport Cricket International.In ITER, ordinary objects and features often take on an awesome dimension. Take the doors that seal off the port cells around the Tokamak for instance. Doors th [ One of the essential 'building blocks' of the ITER Tokamak is the pre-assembly of two toroidal field coils, one vacuum vessel sector and corresponding panels of [ ITER is made possible through the work of thousands of scientists, engineers, workers of all trades and industries across the globe.
It is also made possible by [ Read more. Toroidal field coils Two make a pair One of the essential 'building blocks' of the ITER Tokamak is the pre-assembly of two toroidal field coils, one vacuum vessel sector and corresponding panels of [ Local partners A celebration for ITER's "vital artery" ITER is made possible through the work of thousands of scientists, engineers, workers of all trades and industries across the globe. Interested in a two-minute summary of what fusion is and how it can change our future?
See the video here. Synthetic diamond windows will play a double function in the ITER machine—allowing the microwaves of the electron cyclotron heating system to pass through to reach the plasma while providing an effective leak-proof vacuum barrier.
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The sunrise of fusion startups has also reached Japan. A team from Kyoto University founded its fusion startup in October Kyoto Fusioneering Co. Today, there are already many fusion startups around the world, mainly in North America and Europe. Fusion is no longer public-sector-only science; it is a business bringing excitement to the private sector as well.Let me begin by explaining why this question doesn't have a completely clear answer The Scrabble rules have been modified several times over the years, so that what you'll see inside the box-lid will depend on the age of your Scrabble set.
Scrabble is owned by two companies Hasbro in North America, and Mattel throughout the rest of the worldand the rules differ regionally. Official Scrabble bodies set up throughout the world to manage clubs and tournaments have their own variations and clarifications of the rules which, in some cases, will differ from those you'll see in the rules distributed with Scrabble sets.
All sound a bit complicated? I guess it is, but that doesn't mean I'll leave you all messed up. The two main points I'd like to get across on this page are that Many of the commonly debated rules do indeed have satisfactory, widely accepted, answers that we can safely call 'official', and. When it comes to the more ambiguous rules, the important thing is that you agree on a clear statement of these rules before you start your game.
On this page I'll help you clarify the rules that are widely accepted as 'official', and provide you with enough information to make a good decision about the more 'debatable' rules. Also, just like the law, it is impossible to write a set of Scrabble Rules that will cater for every possible eventuality. So later, I'll show you some of the detail required in the official rules for international Scrabble tournaments so you can see why.
The exact wording of the rules determining which words are permitted in Scrabble varies slightly from source to source, but is always something very similar to the following from my own very old Scrabble set This is close to the initial wording first used by Alfred Butts, and all modern phrasings of this rule are intended to agree with its intent.
The problem of course, is that there is so much ambiguity in this rule. What do we mean by a 'standard dictionary' for example? And what do we do about inflections of words, which are not usually explicitly listed in dictionaries? That reference to 'foreign words' is also a can of worms. English was built up from foreign languages, and it isn't clear just how foreign a word has to be before it should be disallowed in Scrabble. The easiest solution is this: get yourself a Scrabble Dictionary. A Scrabble dictionary lists every single word allowed in Scrabble, including inflections and other derivations, and therefore enables you to declare immediately whether a word is in or out without arguments provided you both agree on one prior to playing!Just catching up Sue after a week away.
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Loving both of these Sue especially the Fox, cruel as they are with our hens, I always have a soft spot for them. Super cards Sue, fabulous images - you can't go wrong with Pollyanna for masculine cards. Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob x. Two lovely cards, such lovely images. Thank you for sharing with us. Two beautiful cards, beautiful images of wildlife. The wildlife images were a perfect choice, Sue, and I love your designs to showcase them! The boys will love them!!
Hugs, Darnell. Two beauties cannot fail with an image from Pollyanna Pickering, thank you for joining in at CD Sunday. Two beautiful cards Sue. I love Polyanna Pickering's artwork and you've used it beautifully here.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sundays. Lovely to see you at CDSunday again. Two beautiful cards. I have thus CD too Sue and there are some great images on it. Love both the cards especially like the badger image. Hi Sue Male cards always seem more of a challenge for some reason. Who couldn't love those wonderful nature scenes. When making cards for someone else to give it is almost like a double challenge because you end up catering for not only the recipient but the taste of the person who is giving the card too.
Have a good day. Love Jules xx. Post a comment. Today I have two cards that I made for my Father-in-law to give to his two grandsons that had birthdays this last week.
I always seem to get stuck with male themed cards and end up reaching for my tried and tested favourite, Pollyanna Pickering's collection of CD's. These two were made using the latest of her CD's British Wildlife vol 3. Posted by Sue's Crafty Corner at Newer Post Older Post Home.
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As dictated by the Government Rs. However, according to me demonetization was a move that not only failed to achieve its objective but was also a reflection of how one economic move can have adverse and far reaching consequences for any economy. This post however will primarily focus on the aftermath of the move and its impact and how it all was a big failure of a public policy. As demonetization was announced without any prior warning, in a country like India which is still a cash dependent economy, chaos ensued.
The immediate repercussions of the move were shortage of cash and most citizens had to stand in long queues to exchange the old banknotes. Further, because the new notes had different dimensions and specifications compared to the old notes, even the ATMs across India had to be re-calibrated.
To further complicate the matters, Government had put restrictions on daily amount of cash that could be withdrawn. Of the Rs. Further, agriculture and industrial production took a hit as they are heavily dependent on cash and the purchase of raw materials was delayed due to cash shortage.
Another thing that further puts a blip on the whole scheme of things is that the country lacked the infrastructure required to truly go for a cashless economy.
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For schemes that are going to be implemented without any prior information dissemination to the public, like demonetization in India, it is essential that proper infrastructure be put in place to ensure its successful execution. A country like India cannot transfer to a cashless economy overnight and corruption can also not be avoided just by implementing one scheme. Further, for the digitization of transactions to become the norm it essential that the citizens be gradually pushed to move towards it.
Therefore, demonetization in India was a failed Government attempt at bringing a change in the economy in fact it only brought a slowdown in the economy. Aparna Kansal. When a group of countries agree on integrating fiscal policies they are joining in a Fiscal Union. This implies that most of the decisions about the collection of taxes and public expenditures are taken by common supranational institutions instead of the national governments.
Every economist knows that monetary policy has limitations. During the last years of the big recession, the European Central Bank was impotent in dealing with the financial crisis using conventional instruments.
It had to escape from the liquidity trap through Quantitative Easing. Creating a Fiscal Union with a fiscal authority coordinating it, like a European Ministry of Finance would be an easier way to impose fiscal measures at a European level.
This would increase the responsiveness of economic policies to the economic needs, as for example, in fighting unemployment or smoothing the economic cycle. This can be particularly important in a time of higher economic and financial integration between countries, where a shock in one country can spill over to other countries. These countries are typically the net contributors to the European Union budget and by taking a further step in the European Project, they are afraid of having one more burden to take care of.
Despite that, when one takes a deeper look and accounts for all the gains and losses from being part of the EU, the two countries that benefited most of being in the single market are precisely Germany and Denmark. Nevertheless, the creation of the Fiscal Union would have as one of the consequences the uniformization of taxes across all countries, including corporate tax.
Some countries in the EU have a low corporate tax rate to incentivize multinational companies establishing their European headquarters in their countries. Some argued that the Fiscal Union because it would uniformize taxes across the Union would damage the countries with lower corporate tax rate.
To these specific countries, almost for sure the corporate tax rate would be larger if compared with what it is now, which would damage its Investment less companies will choose that country to establish themselves and consequently the GDP. Yet, firms will not ignore the opportunities of the European market. So, it is perfectly plausible to assume that firms will always be established in the EU. The only difference it may arise is the location chosen.
Since the countries are in a Fiscal Union it is possible to redistribute money in an easier way. Of course, for that a new treaty should be signed and the European budget would have to be allowed to have a deficit or a superavit.Some people living on the estate have expressed concerns that without parked cars on the route drivers will go even faster.
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