IPL 2021 by Vijay Tagore • Last updated on Share Tweet Mumbai Indians are sending all their overseas players by their own charter flights. © BCCI/IPL Organising travel for the overseas players of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been nothing short of an ordeal for those involved, with a few franchises confessing to have been having a torrid time since the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the suspension of the league on Tuesday (May 4). Having decided that the overseas players need to be sent back by charter flights, the CEOs and logistics managers of the teams, and of the BCCI as well, have been working overtime in organising flights and obtaining permissions for the take-offs. Complicating the whole exercise has been the fact that four of the eight franchises have players who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Covid-free franchise players understandably cannot travel with the players from … [Read more...] about BCCI face logistical conundrum after IPL cancellation
May 31, 2017 - 13:58 BST Emmy Griffiths ITV announce Britain's Got Talent will be rescheduled to avoid clashing with Ariana Grande's tribute concert honouring the Manchester attack victims ITV has announced that the Bridget's Got Talent finale and the British Soap Awards have been rescheduled so that they don't conflict with the Ariana Grande benefit concert, which is being held on Sunday in honour of the Manchester attack victims. The concert, which will include performances from Katy Perry , Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus , will air on BBC at 6pm, and ITV confirmed that they had "no desire" to distract from the tribute show. Dad-of-three pens moving open letter to Ariana Grande An ITV spokesperson said: "Ariana Grande's 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert is bringing artists and the public together, and will raise funds for the Red Cross's Manchester Emergency Fund. ITV and Britain's Got Talent have no … [Read more...] about Britain’s Got Talent finale rescheduled in honour of Ariana Grande benefit concert
From today, everyone in England is being urged to take two rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests a week, to help keep track of the virus. Only people in England will be able to get the tests, with devolved governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales making their own decisions on mass-testing. Sky News looks at how the frequent testing will work. What are lateral flow tests? The government wants lateral flow tests to be used to identify asymptomatic people, as one in three people with COVID-19 has no symptoms. Advertisement They use similar technology to a pregnancy test and can produce a result within about 30 minutes. Lateral flow tests are a type of antigen testing. They look for antigens - proteins on the surface of the virus to detect if a person has COVID-19 . More on Covid-19 COVID-19: Last two rounds of Premier League fixtures only open to home fans COVID-19: Depression in adults has more than doubled since … [Read more...] about COVID-19: How do lateral flow tests work and how will England’s twice-weekly programme be operating?
Uber announced that it was teaming up with delivery startup Gopuff to expand its delivery business. Gopuff, which acquired liquor store chain BevMo last year, will make its inventory of convenience and grocery store items available to Uber as part of this new deal. The companies plan to roll out their new offerings to customers in 95 cities starting this June and nationwide later in the year. Gopuff specializes in delivering “essential” or “instant need” items, which is defines as “liquor, local favorites, beauty and pet products, snacks and [over-the-counter] medication.” The company will handle the logistics and delivery of the items, with Uber taking a cut of the transaction through its app, essentially white-labeling Gopuff’s service. Gopuff, which was founded in 2013, operates in 650 cities in the US, with over 250 “micro-fulfillment centers.” The news follows months of Uber slowly transforming into a delivery company after suffering steep financial losses as a result of … [Read more...] about Uber’s grocery delivery is getting a boost from new partnership with Gopuff
Startups are raising far more funds than in previous years. Photo: BBVA The first-quarter report of South Korean venture fund Nextrans showed that investment in startups jumped by 34 per cent on-year to $100 million, with foreign investors being dominant. However, the number of deals fell 20 per cent to 16. This decrease is quite small compared to the 20 deals in 2020 and 30 deals in 2019. Despite the reduction, the total deal value has increased remarkably by 34 per cent on-year, excluding unannounced deals. Foreign investors outperformed their local counterparts with nine deals, the report said. The total investment by local actors was under $10 million, while it was $100 million for foreign investors. Seed funding and Series A investment, the first two stages, remained dominant, accounting for 70 per cent of deals, much higher than in 2020 and 2019. Fintech once again led with four of the 16 deals, followed by logistics, hospitality, real estate, education, and … [Read more...] about Investment into startups up 34 per cent in first quarter