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December 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAs a team, the Bulldogs shot a season-high 55.2 percent from the field, dished out 26 assists on 32 field goals and made 16-of-17 from the free throw line. Drake, which ranked fourth in the nation in teams assists per game going into the game, as had five different players set their individual career-highs in assists this season. Story Links Following Sunday’s game, Drake welcomes in-state rival UNI on Jan. 19. Tipoff with the Panthers is set for 7 p.m. and will be the MVC’s Game of the Week on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Live Stats Buy Tickets Drake Game Notes Live Audio ESPN3 Evansville (3-12, 0-4 MVC) lost at UNI, 65-41, Friday night. The Purple Aces were led by junior transfer Kelsi Scott, who nearly recorded a double with 11 points and nine rebounds in just 11 minutes. The Purple Aces struggled shooting and protecting the basketball finishing at 24.5 percent from the floor and committing 21 turnovers as the Panthers scored 20 points off of the miscues. Senior graduate transfer Hannah Noe is Evansville’s top scorer at 14.3 points per game. Noe transferred from SEMO prior to this season. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team hosts Evansville in Missouri Valley Conference play Sunday afternoon at the Knapp Center with tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m. Drake (10-7, 5-0 MVC) never trailed in its 85-64 win over Indiana State Friday evening. Redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) recorded her fourth double-double of the year with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. Redshirt junior Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) went 7-of-7 from the floor and finished with a season-high 16 points in just 16 minutes. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) once again recorded an impressive all-around effort with nine points, nine rebounds and a career-tying seven assists. last_img read more

December 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLetterkenny athlete Mark English has recorded another impressive chapter in his athletics career by setting a new Irish indoor record.Mark English ran another super race today.English, running with UCD, set a new 800m record at the AAI Open Games.The Letterkenny man set a record of 1.46.82. He finished in second place to Kupers Holland.Within the last few minutes Mark English running with UCD and of course from Letterkenny set a new irish indoor record in the 800 m at Aai open Games returning 1.46.82 finishing 2nd to Kupers Holland the mark also is a world Q standard for world indoors Sopot Poland next monthENGLISH SMASHES IRISH 800M INDOOR RECORD WITH SUPERB RUN was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:800 metresIrish recordmark englishlast_img read more

December 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMauricio Pochettino refused to blame his Tottenham players for conceding two second-half goals to crash out of the Champions League against Juventus.Spurs looked to be heading into the quarter-finals after Heung-Min Son’s first-half strike put them 3-2 up on aggregate, but Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala delivered a hammer blow within three devastating minutes.“I am disappointed because we missed a lot of chances, and the team deserved more,” Pochettino said. “The way we conceded we feel disappointed but not only me, the players in the changing room as well.“It was a little bit unfair. To concede these goals is tough because until this moment we were much better. I feel very proud. We dominated. Overall in the two games we were much better.Embed from Getty Images“When you compete at the same level against a team that played two finals in this competition, only you can feel proud and understand that, in football, sometimes you cannot win for different circumstances.“It was no lack off experience, no lack of concentration. How many chances did we concede in first and second leg? We conceded three (tonight) and they scored twice. We created a lot and scored one.“We can talk about different situations. (But) all we are going to talk now is all rubbish because in the end you win or lose. Sometimes you need some luck. We were unlucky because if Harry (Kane) scores at the end, or the chances in the first half go in…that is football.“Only I can say again I am happy with my players. We tried everything to win. Now we have to be positive and try to help the team to improve.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

December 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#How To#start#startups Related Posts dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… If you’re a mobile app developer, one of your biggest concerns is getting noticed. Companies like Smule and Tapulous already have recognized brands; however, for the independent app designer, the promotion process requires a fair amount of strategy. One proven method of increasing downloads is becoming listed as one of the App Store’s top selling services. We spoke to faberNovel‘s Baptiste Benezet to find out how indie developers can hack the App Store ranking algorithm. How to market your appView more presentations from Ouriel Ohayon.Benezet explains that although Apple offers a variety of featured content within the web-based App Store interface, 80% of sales are made via the mobile ecosystem. While sales are driven by Apple editorial content, category browsing and rankings, because there are no opportunities to advertise in the mobile app store, it’s more important than ever to promote your app using the right marketing mix. The company collected data from the Regie Autonome Transports Parisiens (RATP) French commuter app to create a good formula for product, pricing, placement and promotion. Product & Pricing: faberNovel found that a differentiated pricing strategy was a good way to earn revenue. While the company hit a few hiccups with its initial pricing of 1,59€, after cutting the premium service cost by 50% and building a phenomenal free experience, the new pricing strategy generated 3 times more sales. Says Benezet, “A good free version is crucial in pushing users towards the premium service, especially when the cost of the paid app is high.” In addition to monetizing via app sales, the company earned a good chunk of revenue through in-app advertising in the free version. Promotion: Buying impressions on major websites was abysmal in drawing new users. From 500,000 impressions purchased on major French networks, the site was only able to generate 4 app sales. Benezet suggests that cross-application advertising is a better solution as relevant users are targeted via the devices they’ll use to download the new apps. Place: Benezet argues that in the world of iPhone applications, size matters. Once the RATP application download was reduced below 10Mb, the company saw its largest sales peak ever as users were able to access the service via their 3G networks (rather than via the web-based App store). In addition to this consideration, Benezet’s most groundbreaking finding was in the App Store’s ranking algorithm. Explains Benezet, “The formula for App rankings only accounts for your last 4 days of sales.” The formula is 8 times the sales of the current day + 5 times the sales on the 2 proceeding days + 2 times the sales on initial date. Benezet suggests that a promotional campaign of 4 consecutive days is more likely to pay off with a top ranking rather than a staggered date campaign. Furthermore, because app sales tend to increase by about 20% on Saturday and Sunday (even with a commuter app), it is most advantageous to be one of the top ranking category apps at the start of the weekend. As your sales increase over the weekend, your app’s daily ranking increases and the next four days revenue generation becomes a self-fulfilling cycle. While the rankings remain relative to other application sales, faberNovel believes this model will help you increase the success of app downloads. After testing the theory, the company welcomes feedback to faberNovel.com. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

November 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKorean managers of the Rs 16,000-crore LG Electronics, based in Greater Noida, routinely play nukkad cricket, baseball style, with their colleagues on the company’s premises. They do not understand the game but know that cricket is religion in India. That’s a fact that the company, one of the 10 on-ground sponsors of the 2011 World Cup, has come to realise. No wonder, it will spend close to Rs 100 crore on cricket-related activities this year.Rs 150 crore will come from ticket sales in the World Cup, Rs 700 crore from TV ads.The company’s association with the sport has not only boosted tv sales-at least 50-60 per cent during the cricket season-but also built stronger brand equity for India’s largest consumer durables manufacturer. LG isn’t alone. Any marketer, wanting a strong toehold in the subcontinent is targeting cricket, be it Reliance Communications, Hero Honda Motors, PepsiCo or even those companies which have earlier invested in the Indian Premier League (IPL). “When we up the ante on cricket, our brand scores show an upward swing,” says Anil Dua, senior vice-president (marketing and sales), Hero Honda Motors.And the stakes are just going up. Around Rs 1,500 crore will be spent on cricket-related activities on tv alone during the World Cup and IPL 4. Of this, Rs 700 crore will be spent on the World Cup, while Rs 800-900 crore will be riding on the IPL. Only half of this amount was spent during the last World Cup in 2007, when India crashed out ignominiously in the first round. Comparatively, advertisement volumes for IPL 2 grew 17 per cent over IPL1. IPL 3 saw a rise of 35 per cent since the inaugural IPL in 2007. Sponsors Hero Honda, LG and PepsiCo would be spending Rs 70-80 crore each, estimate agencies.advertisementHyundai, the official car partner of the 2011 World Cup, will spend Rs 200 crore on ICC-related events till 2015. Sony India is planning to spend Rs 100 crore this year. Reebok India is planning to hike its advertising spending by 25 per cent. Sixty per cent of its total marketing budget will be consumed by the cricketing season.Around 70 million Indian households will be watching the ICC World Cup 2011.Is IPL bigger than the World Cup when it comes to advertising revenue on tv? Samir Kale, managing director of CMCG, a sports marketing consultancy, thinks so. “It has three times the playing time of the World Cup and primetime viewership which makes it more attractive for advertisers.” While average tv advertising rates would be around Rs 1-1.5 lakh for a 10-second commercial, it could go up to Rs 3.5 lakh on broadcaster ESPN Star Sports during the World Cup. Compare that to Rs 5.5 lakh during IPL on Set Max. “IPL’s tv viewership could be much more than the World Cup that has only six guaranteed India matches in the first round of 42 matches, making advertising spend riskier,” says Hiren Pandit, managing partner, GroupM.That’s the reason why LG, despite being a ground sponsor, is not buying airtime on ESPN Star Sports. “If India doesn’t do well, or doesn’t make it to the quarter-finals, public interest will drop,” says L.K. Gupta, marketing head, LG India. IPL guarantees more bang for the buck. According to tam Media, the IPL has been generating average television ratings (TVR) of 4.2-4.7, with finals shooting up to as high as 10.5, while the 2007 World Cup had average TVRs of 2.1 with the finale touching only 4.5.For some sponsors, however, both are important. While the World Cup is all about nationalistic fervour, IPL is about being with it. So Hero Honda, which was one of the ground sponsors of IPL 3 and also sponsor of the Delhi Daredevils, is ICC’s global sponsor for World Cup too.last_img read more

November 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni (right)The ongoing political thaw between India and Pakistan seems to be paving the way for the resumption of the bilateral cricket series too. One off-shoot of Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif attending the oath-taking ceremony of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi is that the cricket boards of the two countries have got talking in positive tone about resuming the mouthwatering bilateral encounter.It is reliably learnt that the boards have been discussing on playing a short series of One-day Internationals/Twenty20 Internationals this year itself or at the beginning of the next year, despite the teams’ cramped international schedule. Interestingly, this news comes just 20 days before the foreign secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad – a sign of the two neighbouring countries’ willingness to maintain friendly relations. Cricket is expected to be discussed during the meeting.It’s also gathered that the series, if it materialises, could be played either in India or in the UAE. A source in the Board of Control for India (BCCI) also indicated that if the series is staged in India, one of the matches would surely be played in New Delhi. And if that happens it is likely to be attended by the top politicians of the two countries – and, who knows, maybe even the two prime ministers.Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas, who till a few days ago was part of Pakistan Cricket Board’s management committee, and sources in the BCCI confirmed that talks have been going on for some time. “I also heard a talk within the PCB that a (short) series could be played with India. I heard that when I was a member of the PCB management committee till 10-15 days ago,” Abbas said.advertisementAbbas, whose wife is from Kanpur, welcomed the likely resumption of series. “It’s always good when India and Pakistan play cricket with each other. The bilateral series between them must start as soon as possible. It is the duty of both countries to play with each other,” Abbas, known as the ‘Asian Bradman’ for his prolific scoring, said. The BCCI source told Mail Today : “Yes, there have been discussions between officials of the two boards since Sharif accepted Modi’s invite to attend his oathtaking ceremony in New Delhi.Talks about resumption of a series are on at the government level.” A source in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said cricket could help bring peace. “There’s no decision on revival of sports ties but an issue like this could come up when foreign secretaries meet,” the source said. The last time the two countries played a match was on January 6 last year when Pakistan played a ODI in Delhi during their short tour. And the last Test match between the two teams was played six-and-a-half years ago, in Bangalore in 2007.Former Pakistan opening batsman Mohsin Khan also welcomed the move to play a short series. “The demand for the India-Pakistan series has gone so high that it has left behind Ashes series between England and Australia in terms of popularity. India is one of the best teams of the world and so is Pakistan, and they should play each other, but with a gap to maintain the series’ primacy,” Khan, who acted in Bollywood films in 1980s and early 1990s and married Indian actresses Reena Roy, told Mail Today from Pakistan.Both teams have a busy schedule this year. The Indian team will return from England on September 8 and the some of the players will get into Champions League T20 from September 13. After the Champions League T20 ends on October 4, India’s home series against the West Indies will begin a few days later and go on till November 18.Pakistan, on the other hand, is schedule to play back-to-back series – against Sri Lanka (ongoing), Australia and New Zealand – and will be free only on December 19. So a short India-Pakistan series can only take place after December 19 or maybe in January.last_img read more

November 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNew Delhi, May 23 (PTI) Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi University (DU) to apprise it about the procedure followed by the varsity in the admission process of students applying under sports quota.A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said this while hearing a petition seeking a direction to DU to centralise the admission process in sports quota and also for devising a mechanism for coordination between colleges in this regard.”You (DU) file an affidavit and tell us about the procedure followed by DU as on today. We will consider it,” the bench told the lawyer appearing for the university.The counsel sought time to file an affidavit after which the bench posted the matter for hearing on August 17.The petition, filed by NGO Child Health Organisation, sought a direction to the DU to “make the admission through sports quota more streamlined and centralised so that all the applicant get equal opportunity” of getting admission.It alleged that rules regarding admission process of students applying under sports quota were “flawed” and there was no coordination between the colleges about the trials.”An individual seeking admission cannot attend two trials at the same time and on same date at different colleges. This plays a pivotal role in jeopardising the future plan of the meritorious students/players,” the plea claimed adding that tests for various colleges for same sports were scheduled for same day and almost same time.It sought a direction to the DU to amend the guidelines for students seeking admission under sports quota.advertisementThe plea also sought a direction to the DU “to devise a mechanism for coordination between colleges to have coordinated trial procedure among themselves so that every student is able to try for every college.” PTI ABA HMP DVlast_img read more

November 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMumbai, Jun 21 (PTI) Softening its stand against the BJP after censuring it over a host of issues, the Shiv Sena today said criticism over policies should not be taken personally and that those who want to improve, take comments with an open heart and bring about necessary changes.”Criticism done on policies should not be taken personally. Doing so increases stress. Governments keep committing mistakes. But, in a democracy, it is necessary these mistakes are pointed out,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said today.”Criticism is not only done to change or remove governments, but to improve its functioning. Those who want to improve take criticism sportingly and with an open heart. A good ruler needs to place his feet on the ground, keep his mind calm and respect criticism,” the ruling ally said.On Sunday, addressing Shiv Sena workers at the partys golden jubilee year celebration, Uddhav Thackeray had said he would not have any “twisted” alliance with the ruling partner BJP for BMC polls, and asked the cadres to be ready to contest the polls without alliance.Notably, a senior BJP minister had yesterday said despite Uddhav Thackerays assertion that he would not accept a “twisted” alliance deal with BJP for the next years civic polls in Mumbai, he was keen to sew up an alliance.Meanwhile, reacting to the Senas change in stand, the opposition Congress and NCP said these comments were expected.”We had expected the Sena to soften its stand against the BJP. The Sena knows the corruption that it has allowed in the BMC running into thousands of crores, will ensure that it does not retain power. Thus, they now want to use the BJP to fulfil its agenda,” Congress spokesperson Al-Nasser Zakaria alleged.advertisementNCP legislator Kiran Pawaskar alleged, “BJP has a policy of teaching a lesson to anybody who revolts against it. It feared Eknath Khadse, so his PA was found involved in corruption and subsequently the minister had to resign.””Now, the Sena is a thorn in BJPs throat. We wonder if the BJP wanted to play a similar tactic with Deepak Sawant, through his PS Sunil Mali and this made the Sena go soft against the BJP,” he further claimed. PTI MM GK RCJlast_img read more

November 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIndia A coach and Indian stalwart Rahul Dravid feels Yuzvendra Chahal should play more red-ball cricket to gain experience in the longest format of the game and focus on developing his skills for Test cricket.Leg-spinner Chahal has formed a lethal combination with chinaman Kuldeep Yadav in white-ball cricket but while Kuldeep found a place in India’s Test squad, Chahal is yet to prove himself in that arena.Dravid feels that Chahal has the skills to excel in red-ball cricket and he is getting the chance to prove himself and play the longest format in the ongoing ‘A’ series against South Africa.Dravid said that Chahal had a lot of success in white-ball cricket when he toured for ‘A’ series in Australia and he sees no reason that the same can translate into red-ball cricket.Also read – Mohammed Siraj stars in India A’s resounding victory over South Africa A”Chahal is someone the Indian selectors are keen on and they want to see how he does in red-ball cricket because he has not played much. So, it is nice that we gave him a couple of chances and it has worked out nicely. So, the more Chahal plays red-ball cricket, the more experience he will gain. There is no doubt, as we see, that he has got skills, but he needs to play a lot more,” Dravid said after India A beat South Africa A by an innings and 30 runs.Dravid was also pleased with the development shown by players like Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw and Mohammad Siraj. Siraj, who took 10 wickets against South Africa to help India ‘A’ received special praise.advertisement”I think they have shown over the last year or so with their performances that they are playing very good cricket. It’s nice to see them developing and growing as players. Whether there is an opportunity or not is not for me to decide. But they have played really well. Mayank Agarwal was quite exceptional in this game and Prithvi has shown continuous improvement in every level he has played,” he told reporters at post-match session.”I think maturity is one thing. Definitely, the way he [Siraj] has bowled in last three to four games for us in England and here has been absolutely terrific. He has taken 26 wickets in last three to four games. Also 10 here. He is maturing and bowling good, and also he is becoming stronger physically,” Dravid said.”For someone, who has not even played a lot of junior cricket coming up. He has not been really a part of the system. He has played 17 or 18 first class games. So, he is learning.”Dravid asserted that Siraj was still on a learning curve and said he would not judge him too quickly or harshly.”He has played a little bit of IPL and has been in and out. He has not had that much opportunities. The more he plays, the better he will get. I think, this is great and good step,” Dravid told.Dravid said that the organisers are trying to create conditions where fast bowlers can develop their skillset.”We are trying to create conditions – have more grass on the wicket so that it is bit more challenging for our batsmen while our seamers come into play. This hones their skills and gives them a chance to develop their skills,” Dravid said.Dravid said that planning and scheduling of the A series is very critical, which requires to be done in advance in reciprocal way between various boards just to create opportunities for players.”I see this A series a good bridge between domestic cricket, national and international cricket. It gives boards chance to give exposure to players. So, we work on planning and scheduling to make this happen. It opens up more options for selectors.Dravid said the focus on the ‘A’ series is not just on “winning games” but to keep a constant flow of players for the national team.”Our role is to develop young talents and give opportunities to them. Another role we play is to see what are the requirements of the national team and how we can help them,” he said.”Whether it is Murali Vijay or Ajinkya Rahane or Yuzuvendra Chahal, we try to see who can fit the bill of the national selectors.”There are times when he has to give opportunities to Indian players who are looking for a recall, he added. From his perspective, Dravid said they organise A series so that the players get more opportunities to play against quality Australian and South African players.advertisement”We have organised a triangluar series – there will be 30 players on display when we play one day series and Test matches in Australia and South Africa. So, more of our guys get opportunities to showcase their talents against some of the really talented players of the world, the better,” he said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

November 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Support The Guardian Topics Nick Tedeschi Share on Twitter Castleford “For me, it’s the biggest prize without a doubt,” Powell said. “Winning the championship and finishing top is the truest test of being consistent over a whole season in my opinion.“Warrington [last year’s League Leaders’ Shield winners] were the best team last year, regardless of what happened in the Challenge Cup and the Grand Final [they lost both finals] – they were the best team and they finished top to prove it.“There’s now more prize money being given to it and I agree with [the Leeds chief executive] Gary Hetherington. When we first started with the Grand Final concept in 1998, a lot had to be put that way in terms of building it up – but for me, the best team finishes top. Although of course, we want to win both.”Powell, a former Great Britain international and now widely-regarded as one of the best coaches in the world, also insists helping Castleford to a first-ever first-placed finish would rank as his greatest achievement in the sport.“There’s little doubting it would be right at the top,” he said. “There have been so many people who have been on this journey with us and to get this club to being the number one side in Super League – which is what we will be if we win this – would have to make it the biggest.”Powell has transformed Castleford from relegation candidates upon his arrival in 2012 to the undoubted favourites to win the Super League title at Old Trafford come October: but he dismissed any talk of their first piece of major silverware in over 30 years this weekend being the pinnacle of his side’s evolution.“I’ve made the point to people so many times that this is a long-term journey we are on,” he said. “We’re on a mission to be an outstanding team in this sport for a number of years; we’ve been building and in recent years we’ve finished fourth and fifth, but now, with this squad, we’ve got a real opportunity to go on and do something special.”Confirmation of top spot on Thursday night would bring with it £100,000 in prize money and, perhaps more importantly, a place in next year’s World Club Series. The Super League boss, Roger Draper, confirmed last month that a two-game series between Super League and the NRL’s leading sides is “more or less” in place. Share on Messenger Since you’re here… The Castleford coach, Daryl Powell, has insisted the League Leaders’ Shield is the biggest prize available in rugby league as his side close in on winning it for the first time.Castleford have never finished top of rugby league’s first division in their 91-year history, a record they will lay to rest on Thursday night should they avoid defeat against local rivals Wakefield.The general belief in Super League is that the competition’s season-ending showpiece, the Grand Final, is the biggest accolade: but Powell, who played in the first-ever Old Trafford final in 1998 for Leeds, disagrees. news UK Sport Super League XXII Share on Facebook Super League Share via Email Read more Reuse this content Clash of the Titans: Jarryd Hayne and Neil Henry on collision course from outset Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Rugby league … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.last_img read more