ICC World Cup Aaron Finch hits 100th six of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in clash vs Pakistan

first_imgAustralia suffered a 36-run loss against India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at The Oval. Shikhar Dhawan blasted a century and Virat Kohli notched up his 50th fifty as India made 352, which was the highest score ever conceded by Australia in the history of the World Cups. Despite fifties from Warner and Smith, Australia put up a fight but still fell short.The weather has been playing havoc in England, with three matches getting abandoned. The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka clash was abandoned while Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh game was also abandoned without a ball bowled. South Africa vs West Indies clash was also affected by rain in Southampton. There are chances of rain in Taunton while India vs New Zealand clash in Trent Bridge is also under a threat from rain. New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia and Pakistan at Taunton witnessed a huge century. In the 17th over bowled by offspinner and Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, Finch slog-swept a full and flatter delivery to the deep midwicket fence for a six. The six by Finch off Hafeez was the 100th six in the tournament as Australia got off to a great start against Pakistan. Both Finch and Warner strung a brilliant 100-plus partnership for the opening wicket, with the Australian skipper notching up his 23rd fifty. Finch has been in great form against Pakistan, hammering two consecutive fifties, including his highest individual score of 153 in the series in which Australia whitewashed them 5-0.Finch and Warner were in great form on a green pitch and overcast conditions but they were helped by some inconsistent bowling from Pakistan and poor fielding. Finch was dropped on 26 by Asif Ali at slip off Wahab Riaz and both the openers took full toll. With Finch also reaching his 23rd fifty, Warner also slammed his third fifty in four games but Mohammad Amir got the breakthrough when Finch fell for 82 and the 142-run stand was broken. highlights Aaron Finch blasted his 23rd fifty in ODIs.Finch and Warner notched up a 142-run opening stand.Australia has a 5-4 head-to-head record in World Cups against Pakistan. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Italian nightmare continues as MPs approve new turnover tax

first_img Share Related Articles Submit New ADM chief: Italy to keep strictest monitoring on gambling incumbents July 6, 2020 Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 StumbleUpon To the dismay of licensed incumbents, Italy’s parliament has approved the introduction of an emergency ‘turnover tax’ on betting and virtual sports wagers.The publishing of last week’s state gazette confirmed that MPs had backed amendments introducing a new ‘temporary’ 0.5% turnover tax across all betting-related verticals – online, retail and virtual sports content.The turnover tax is introduced as a series of first measures forming the government’s ‘Revival Decree’, a mandate which seeks to raise funds supporting the post-coronavirus recovery of Italian business and society.First drafts saw Italian MPs call for a 0.75% betting turnover tax to be sanctioned securing funds for Italian sports and its associated development programmes.Settling on final amendments, the Italian government will establish a new 0.50% betting turnover tax, which will be ‘temporarily applied’ until 31 December 2021.The temporary tax charge will allow PM Giuseppe Conte to establish a new ‘sports relief fund’ which aims to raise €90m by 2021, directly financed by Italy’s licensed betting incumbents.Reacting to further tax burdens, betting leadership has questioned the logic of the Conte government’s action plan in taxing an industry that has been in full complete lockdown since March and faces a tough reopening of retail venues from 14 June.The dire consequences of lockdown saw Italian sports betting (retail and online) record a 72% revenue decrease during March and April, with new ADM Director-General Marcello Minenna emphasising that it would take ‘at least a year’ for the sector to recover.Applying its new temporary charge, Italy becomes one of  Europe’s highest-taxed regulated sports betting markets, in which incumbents already pay GGR betting duties of 20% for retail, 22% for virtual games and 24% for online betting.Retail betting trade body’s Acadi and Sistema Gioco warned the government against enforcing an unworkable tax framework which would impose a likely +30% GGR tax burden across its licensed verticals.Meanwhile, Moreno Marasco – Director of Italian online gambling trade association LOGiCO – stated that the government had ‘gifted the underworld’ with its new tax plan.Marasco underlined Italian betting’s disbelief that a turnover tax had been sanctioned to save Italian sports. As governing bodies had urged the government to follow European counterparts in establishing a ‘guaranteed loan framework’ to safeguard funding for Italian sports clubs.Revival Decree measures face their final readings by the Senate before being federally ratified. Betting leadership hangs on the hopes that the Senate will review amendments to enforce the turnover tax as a further GGR charge… slim pickings for an exhausted industry. Share Italian betting begs for mercy on final Revival Decree conditions June 18, 2020last_img read more

Readers Award Korean Air

first_imgclass=”articletext”> Korean Air has been awarded Best Business Class Seat Design and Best Airport Staff/Gate Agent by Global Traveler magazine in its 6th annual GT Tested Awards survey. The results of the Awards are published in the magazine’s December issue and the airline will receive its award at Global Traveler’s awards dinner in New York on January 21, 2010. “Korean Air is the largest Asian Airline in North America,” said John Jackson, Korean Air’s marketing director. “We’ve been making significant enhancements to our fleet and service, and it’s great when our progress is recognized by such an important audience.” Korean Air’s new Prestige Class seat, named Prestige Sleeper, features 180 degree full-flat recline and 188cm (74 inch) pitch, offering customers the level of comfort normally reserved for First Class on other carriers. The AVOD monitors are an industry-leading 15.4 inches to take advantage of the 50 movies, 60 short features, 1000 songs, 40 games  and other entertainment options available.  The new seats are part of the airline’s second phase cabin refurbishment plan for aircraft such as B777-300ERs, A380s, and 787s.  In addition to the comfort and service onboard, Korean Air’s seamless service is also available on the ground.  Korean Air operates a Quality Assurance (QA) program for all ground service staff to ensure an industry-leading quality of service.  Korean Air’s service has been recognized repeatedly worldwide.  This year, it was ranked among the top five carriers by National Geographic Traveler China and as Best North Asian Airline by TTG Asia. The carrier was recently named this year’s winner of the Global Travel Catering Distinction Award by Pax International, the Canadian-based group that conducts the “Oscars for the travel catering industry.” Source = Korean Airlast_img read more