Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team dropped a 79-73 decision to the Western Mustangs on Friday, November 23 at the Athletic Centre Sports Gym.TORONTO STATS: Nikola Paradina led the Blues with 15 points, while adding seven boards, two steals and one assist. Fellow fourth-year veteran Daniel Johansson tallied a double-double of 14 points and 13 boards, while rookie guard Inaki Alvarez had 14 points and four rebounds.Sophomore guard Evan Shadkami added 12 points and three assists in the loss.UP NEXT: The Blues host the Windsor Lancers tomorrow night (Nov. 24) at the Athletic Centre Sports Gym. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Matchup History Next Game: University of Windsor 11/24/2018 | 8:00 p.m. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster
A HUGE crowd is expected in the warm summer sunshine this Sunday for a family fun day in Dungloe.St. Cróna’s National School is inviting everyone locally and across the county for its 2nd annual Family Fun Day in memory of former principal the late Bríd Pa Sonny Gallagher.In addition to the 5k Road Race, this year organisers have added a 20k and 40k cycle! There will also have bouncy castles, novelty games and live bands throughout the day.Registration begins at 12.30 with the races beginning at 2pm.There is €5 entry fee, with all proceeds go to St. Cróna’s N.S and the Donegal Hospice.Please join them for a great day out for all the family! ST CRÓNA’S NATIONAL SCHOOL’S FAMILY FUN DAY ON SUNDAY IN MEMORY OF BRÍD was last modified: June 8th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ST CRÓNA’S NATIONAL SCHOOL’S FAMILY FUN DAY ON SUNDAY IN MEMORY OF BRÍD
“What it’s doing, unmistakably and for the first time in recent memory, is showing immigrants on the pavement, not simply having activists speak for them,” said Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at California State University, Los Angeles. “The question remains: What happens next? Have they changed minds?” Those who rallied downtown told similar stories of coming to the U.S. in search of a better life. Daniel Cordero, a 19-year-old student from Pasadena who arrived from Mexico two years ago, showed up with a quartet of friends. Cheering in Spanish, he grinned as City Hall came into sight. “We want to get papers so we can work, so we can be here legally, so we can drive,” he said in Spanish. “We don’t want to break the law, we just want to work here.” Sebastian Martinez of Calabasas called in sick from his job as a merchandising director for a retail chain so he could demonstrate in honor of his family, who came from Mexico. “It’s time to stand up and say something,” said Martinez, 31. “It’s a very delicate issue – we should find a way to embrace these people who make a daily contribution to our society. Without them the economy would be nothing. “We need to help the people who contribute and treat them positively. We need to treat them like honest parts of society, not criminals.” The heated immigration debate was sparked by a bill introduced in December by Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wis., that would crack down on the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally. In response, advocates for illegal immigrants have called for the passage of legislation that would grant guest-worker status – if not outright citizenship – to illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria. Anger over Sensenbrenner’s bill, which was approved by the House, sparked a rally March 25 in Los Angeles that drew some 500,000 demonstrators. While hundreds of thousands also gathered for the demonstration at MacArthur Park, Monday’s event was more organized than the protest a month earlier, with water stations for marchers and staging areas for the media. Demonstrators waited anxiously for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who delayed a trip to Dallas to meet with National Football League owners in order to participate in the historic event. Speaking in both English and Spanish, Villaraigosa touted the diversity of Los Angeles, where 46 percent of the population is foreign-born. “We come to work. We come for a better life. We come to participate in the American dream,” Villaraigosa told the cheering crowd. Nicolas Ramos, 38, arrived at MacArthur Park from his Fillmore home carrying a sign reading, “I’m not a criminal … hunger and misery know no borders.” “You can’t put a value on giving undocumented workers a chance at the American dream,” said Ramos, a native of Mexico. “I’m here to support my people. They’re fighting for a just cause.” Braving the throng, Justin Sloggatt, 33, of Los Angeles stood alone and chanted “No se puede” – “It can’t be done” – triggering an argument with nearby demonstrators. “Many Americans feel underrepresented here,” he said. “Just because you see all these people here doesn’t mean they express the opinion of the rest of the nation.” Although there were no demonstrations in the San Fernando Valley, residents’ daily routines were interrupted because of the rallies over the hill. Liz Spero, 63, had planned to get her car washed, but the carwash was closed. Christina Glanzbergh, 37, who works at Warner Center Optometry, tried to get a sandwich at a nearby Ralphs supermarket and found that the deli counter was closed. Diana Chaves, 24, wanted to eat at a Subway restaurant, but found the lights out and the doors locked. “It’s wrong what they’re doing,” said Chaves, of Burbank, whose mother emigrated legally from Colombia. “They are here illegally. We got them amnesty once before. We can’t do this again. I can’t go to Mexico and become a citizen. I can’t buy a house in Cancun. This is the best country in the world, but you can’t let everyone in.” Connie Achieng, 43, who immigrated to Northridge from Kenya last year, has mixed feelings about the immigration debate. She waited more than four years to receive a visa, so is frustrated by people who slip across the border from Mexico. “I don’t understand why they can’t wait for a visa like the rest of the world,” she said. “You sympathize with them – they don’t have work, and they’re trying to come here to work. But there are rules, there are laws. Maybe they need to have more visas for people coming from Mexico.” But Rosanna Polizzotto, the daughter of an Italian immigrant, said the boycott underscores that Latinos – even those here illegally – are part of the community. “The people work very hard, and their culture is interesting,” she said. “The boycott is their way of speaking out. This country is based on immigration. The criminalization of illegal immigrants is horrible.” Staff Writers Susan Abram, Brad A. Greenberg and Rachel Uranga contributed to this report. email@example.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hundreds of thousands of chanting, flag-waving demonstrators flooded downtown Los Angeles and poured down Wilshire Boulevard on Monday in two well-organized protests in support of legislation that would give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. Billed as the “Day Without Immigrants,” rallies across the country drew crowds totaling more than a million people with the largest demonstrations in Los Angeles and Chicago. The boycott effort prompted many restaurants, ethnic markets, farms and other businesses that rely on undocumented workers to close. About a quarter of Los Angeles Unified secondary school students skipped classes, more than double the normal number. In downtown Los Angeles, an estimated 250,000 people filled the streets around City Hall for a peaceful, noontime rally. The crowd topped 400,000 during the afternoon march that started at MacArthur Park and stretched for blocks as demonstrators paraded down Wilshire Boulevard at the height of rush hour. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“I owe a lot to this country,” said Edson Trujillo, 42, of North Hollywood, who fled El Salvador during that country’s civil war in the 1980s. “But the United States would not be what it is today without the sweat, tears and sacrifice of immigrants. And I’m here to remind people of that.” Protesters wearing white and waving American flags sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” in English as traditional Mexican dancers wove through the crowd. Many marchers carried signs in Spanish that translated to “We are America” and “Today we march, tomorrow we vote.” In Oxnard, the center of Ventura County’s billion-dollar agriculture industry, more than 1,000 people marched in support of the farmworkers. Authorities estimated that 400,000 people marched in Chicago, 75,000 in Denver and tens of thousands more in New York. Smaller rallies in cities from Pennsylvania and Connecticut to Arizona and South Dakota attracted hundreds.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thinking outside the box lunch: The Los Angeles City Council reversed itself on the $2.7 million settlement it had agreed to pay a black firefighter whose “buddies” served him dog food as a joke. “When we realized that all we had to do was pass a retroactive legislation making dog food an acceptable human staple, it made perfect sense,” Councilman Greg Smith said. “As a bonus, it will give those senior citizens, already forced to eat dog food to survive, a sorely needed self-esteem boost.” Much better: Hoping to put an end to the debate about his comedy-club heckler attack, Michael Richards issued a statement saying he wasn’t being racist but was just “nervous” and “forgot the joke” he meant to tell about the penny-pinching Jewish man and the mustached Italian woman who walk into a bar where a Chinese guy is taking pictures of the dumb blonde bartender waiting on a drunk Indian squaw. “It’s a Polish joke,” Richards said. “So in reality, it doesn’t offend anyone.” And in such small portions: Russian President Vladimir Putin had blamed bad sushi for the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. “Sometimes they leave the uncooked fish out too long, and it can really do a number on your stomach,” Putin said. As far as the radioactive material that slowly ate away Litvinenko’s organs until he died in excruciating pain, Putin explained in his best Woody Allen inflection, “Too much salt.” Get out: Jenna and Barbara Bush, the president’s twin daughters, on a 25th birthday vacation in Argentina, have resisted demands that they leave. “We will not leave until our mission is accomplished,” Jenna said. Barbara added: “When Argentinians can party up, we will stand down.” What would Jesus do? Rev. Joel Hunter, president-elect of the Christian Coalition of America, was forced to resign his post because he wanted to “include compassion issues such as poverty, justice and creation care” into the Christian Coalition agenda. Founder Pat Robertson backed the organization’s decision to ask Hunter to leave. “We’d like to think we only support the issues Jesus would want us to.” Over the line: Magician/illusionist David Blaine’s latest insufferable “look at me” event fell short of success as he fell from the gyroscope he was spinning in above Times Square, bringing a threat of legal action from the locals. “We’re sick and tired of self-centered showoffs cheapening the XXX theaters and drug-dealing neighborhood,” one Times Square crack-addicted hooker said. Uncivil War: On NBC’s “Today” show, which gets its biggest rating when it holds a free wedding in between offering ideas for recipes of the season, Matt Lauer announced that NBC News has decided that the conflict in Iraq can now be categorized as a “civil war.” The White House objected to NBC’s analysis, adding that America’s so-called Civil War over slavery was “just a simple misunderstanding over the help’s room and board.” Bigger not better: Former major league baseball slugger and suspected steroid user Mark McGwire, first-time eligible for the Hall of Fame this year, is facing resistance from the voters. The problem, the Hall’s public relations director said, isn’t McGwire’s suspected steroid use, but a matter of room. “If we vote in McGwire, we’d have to vote in his biceps, too, and we can’t afford another wing.” Unexpected: Soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who said the first thing Democrats would do upon taking power would be to implement the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission, announced they will not be reorganizing Congress to improve oversight and funding of the nation’s intelligence agencies, as the commission had recommended. Pelosi apologized for what seems like a lie. “Nothing could be further from the truth, whatever that is. But when I said that we would implement their suggestions, I never thought we’d win. Sorry.” Wait till Bill finds out: It’s December, and once again it’s time to defend Christmas from Satan’s “Happy Holiday” salutations. While businesses such as Wal-Mart will allow their personnel to wish customers “Merry Christmas,” some others, such as Murray’s Kosher Catering and Chanukah Emporium, announced they will continue to not carry Christmas merchandise. Thoughtful gals: Britney Spears and Paris Hilton have teamed up to become BFFs. “It’s not that we really like hanging around together,” . “But “With the rising price of gas, we thought it would be nice to save the paparazzi time and money traveling between skanks,” Britney said. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com).
Share This!My first time visiting Toy Story Land was at night and it was the best! Seeing the oversized Christmas lights illuminating the land enhanced the carnival theme, and not having the sun beating down was a very welcome relief.If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the evening, enjoy today’s narrated tour.What is your favorite park to experience at night? Let me know in the comments!
The African Leadership Academy aims to identify and nurture tomorrow’s leaders. (Image: African Leadership Academy) Fred Swaniker, left, from Ghana, and American Chris Bradford, the co-founders of the African Leadership Academy. (Image: Echoing Green)Janine ErasmusAn elite new high school about to open near Johannesburg is to groom a remarkable group of youngsters from across Africa to be the continent’s future leaders, with a strong emphasis on understanding African issues.The non-profit African Leadership Academy (ALA), situated in Honeydew, opens its doors on 3 September 2008. With a stringent admissions policy, the school will offer an education focused on leadership development and entrepreneurial training from a strongly African perspective.The academy selects its students solely on merit, looking for youngsters from 16 to 19 years old with the potential to rise to the top of their chosen careers. Out of 1 700 applicants from students in 36 African countries, 106 were selected for the two-year programme – an admission rate of 6.2%.“The number of applicants exceeded our expectations,” says ALA co-founder and COO Chris Bradford. “This clearly showed us that there is a great need for a school like this in Africa.” By comparison, Harvard has an admission rate of 7.1% and Stanford 9.5%.The school has 53 girls and 53 boys from 27 African countries, from Morocco to South Africa, as well as from Germany and the US. The group includes 13 South Africans, 12 Kenyans, nine students from Nigeria, eight each from Senegal and Tanzania, and six from Morocco.“We believe that Africa’s future lies in the quality of the leaders of tomorrow,” Bradford says. “By combining their academic knowledge with contextual knowledge of Africa and the skills they gain through community service projects, our graduates will be superbly equipped to put their ideas into practice.”The inaugural group of students were strictly selected according to ALA’s merit-based criteria: academic achievement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, passion for Africa, and commitment to service. Some are from wealthy families, others refugees from troubled regions or for various reasons have been unable to complete their schooling. Many have won recognition through academic achievement, or have demonstrated fierce entrepreneurial spirit. All possess the qualities of a leader.Teachers were selected according to even more rigorous standards. Of the hundreds who applied, a mere 2% were selected. ALA now boasts 20 teachers from top schools around the globe, headed by Dean Christopher Khaemba, formerly principal of Alliance Boys’ High School in Kikuyu, Nairobi – the school that consistently performs best in Kenya’s secondary school exams.Only 10% of the initial intake can afford the US$20 000 (R155 000) tuition fee; the remaining 90% are attending on scholarships although, says Bradford, they are asked to make a contribution, however small, according to their means.ALA’s unique method of teaching is based on discussion groups, much like the Socratic method, to stimulate thinking and unlock creativity. “Our teachers will challenge their students,” says Bradford, “and the students themselves can learn a great deal from each other as they share their personal perspectives on different issues.”Built on experienceALA’s founding team comprises Ghanaian Fred Swaniker, American Chris Bradford, German Peter Mombaur and Cameroonian Acha Leke.CEO Swaniker, just 31 years old, comes from a family of educators. Having lived and worked in a number of African countries, he was continually struck by the continent’s need for ethical leadership. He played an important role in the launch of Mount Pleasant English Medium School, one of Botswana’s top private elementary schools. He is also a founder of Global Leadership Adventures, a programme for high-school students that gives them the chance to serve in communities in other countries.A graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Swaniker also completed a BA in economics at Macalester College in Minnesota, US.Bradford is a teacher with a BA from Yale University, an MA in Education Administration from Stanford University, and an MBA from Stanford University. He taught for two years at Oundle School in the UK, in classes filled with students from all over the world, including Africa.Non-executive founders Peter Mombaur and Acha Leke bring with them a wealth of experience in management and investment consulting, telecommunications and engineering.Leading Africa towards a prosperous futureThe ALA experience does not end at graduation, says Bradford, but aims to support former students throughout their lives, playing an integral role in the formation of a powerful network of African leaders who will be able to turn to their peers for mentoring, career advice, and business opportunities.One is sixteen-year-old Miranda Nyathi from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, who took on the role of her class’s maths teacher after the regular teacher failed to show up during the weeks-long teachers’ strike in 2007. After ALA she plans to work to place effective teachers in schools across the continent.William Kamkwamba, 20, from Malawi, dropped out of school at 14 because of financial constraints but taught himself the principles of energy from two library books, and built a windmill that supplies his home with electricity. His ambition is to set up a windmill company to help people all over Africa.Kenyan student Tabitha Tongoi, 17, established an educational project to help supply much-needed textbooks to her school in Nairobi. So far she has facilitated the donation of more than 3 000 books. She plans to become a human rights lawyer.Zimbabwean Belinda Munemo, 17, built up an agricultural business that included egg-laying and a vegetable garden to create sustainable income for an orphaned family, teaching the eldest child to manage the income. She wants to open a network of hospitals that will focus on research and treatment for cancer and Aids.These and other remarkable youngsters will use their knowledge and experience to work in communities around the ALA campus, gaining practical experience that they will take with them out into the world. As part of their curriculum each student is required to complete a service project before graduation.The ALA plans to share its vision and resources beyond its physical boundaries through a series of open lectures, free training seminars that will equip teachers from other schools with innovative teaching methods, and school holiday camps to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in younger pupils.ALA supportersALA has been a work in progress since 2003, when Swaniker became inspired to address the issue of leadership.“We want to move the continent forward,” says Swaniker, “and so we look for teachers and students who have that abiding passion for Africa. There are so many opportunities across the continent, but the barrier to peace and prosperity has always been leadership. And we need to inculcate these values while our students are still young – Richard Branson was 16 when he began his business career; Bill Gates started Microsoft at 19.”The school currently occupies a tranquil 20 acres of land once used by a printing plant and training school. Most facilities were already in place, including an auditorium, except for the two science labs which have just been completed.“We couldn’t have reached this stage without the help of the national Department of Home Affairs,” says Director of Operations Anabel Argyle. “They assisted us with a lot of the paperwork, especially where there were major problems. Many of our pupils don’t come from well-off families and therefore have no passport because they don’t travel with their parents. Some have illiterate parents and didn’t even have birth certificates or identity documents. Fortunately Home Affairs was sympathetic to our cause and waived certain conditions or gave us extensions on others.”The national and provincial education departments have also been tremendously helpful, says Swaniker, as have major businesses such as Absa, Cisco, the Industrial Development Corporation, and Kenya Airways, which is keen to become the official ALA carrier. “They have the widest footprint of all the African airlines we studied,” he says.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at firstname.lastname@example.org.Related storiesEducation in South AfricaUseful linksAfrican Leadership AcademyGlobal Leadership AdventuresWilliam Kamkwamba on AfrigadgetAfrican Leadership FoundationIndustrial Development CorporationDepartment of Education
4 May 2011Intelsat New Dawn, Africa’s new communications satellite, blasted into orbit from Arianespace’s rocket station in Kourou, French Guiana on 22 April. The satellite has 90% African, including South African, funding, and promises to boost communications on the continent.Intelsat New Dawn blasted into space via the Ariane 5 rocket, which to date has lifted off almost 60 times with satellite payloads.The satellite took off successfully from commercial space transport company Arianespace’s rocket complex in Kourou, after its initial launch on 29 March was aborted.Ariane 5, one of the world’s most successful launch vehicles, also took the Yahsat 1A satellite to space on the same day. This communications satellite will serve the Middle East primarily, and will also offer services to customers in Africa and Southwest Asia.Intelsat New Dawn is specifically designed to improve communications within the African continent. According to its owners, because it operates from a geostationary orbital slot at 32.8° east, it’s well placed to bolster Africa’s telecommunications capacity.Its 28 C-band and 24 Ku-band 36 MHz transponder units are tailor-made to provide critical communications infrastructure for African customers, Intelsat said.“Intelsat New Dawn will be ideally positioned to serve Africa through a payload optimised to deliver new capacity for voice, wireless backhaul, fixed line and wireless infrastructure, broadband and media,” read Intelsat’s statement.New Dawn will be part of Intelsat’s well-established satellite fleet that caters for almost the entire world.“Intelsat New Dawn will be integrated with the resilient Intelsat fleet, allowing us to expand and enhance the vital communications services that are provided by our customers to business consumers throughout Africa,” Intelsat CEO Dave McGlade said in the statement.With a life span of at least 17 years, Intelsat New Dawn comes at a time when the continent’s telecoms sector needs to take full advantage of upcoming long-haul submarine and terrestrial broadband cables, following the recent launch of others like Seacom and Eassy.Intelsat owns a 10% stake at New Dawn after it provided the bulk of the 15% equity investments. African investors hold a combined 90% majority.The local funders, which include financial provider Nedbank, the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, the African Development Bank and investment management firm Convergence Partners, provided both equity and debt funding.“The satellite will not only deliver crucial services specifically tailored for Africa, it will also herald the dawn of a new era where Africans enjoy far greater involvement in the space communications industry,” said Convergence Partners chairman Andile Ngcaba.Terrestrial fibre cable partnershipConvergence Partners is also a partner in Johannesburg-based FibreCo Telecommunications, a venture that plans to implement a new long-haul terrestrial fibre-optic broadband network in South Africa. Local companies Cell C and Internet Solutions are the other investors in the 12 000km open-access cable.The first phase of construction will see a 4 500km redundant core ring, which will link Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban, being completed by the end of 2012. The entire project will be finished off in two more subsequent phases.“The project is on track, with good progress being made on the key activities supporting the development of FibreCo’s network, including negotiations with local and international network implementation partners, government authorities and various other market players,” said Arif Hussain, the consortium’s CEO.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.
While Pingdom really only looked at data and bandwidth (and forgot to adjust prices for inflation), a quick visit to most shared hosts today confirms what Matt said. In general, hosts haven’t changed much. Certainly there have been improvements in server architecture, control panels, and newer versions of scripting languages, libraries, and databases are running on faster servers, but in general, things are the same as they were 10 years ago at most shared hosts.Matt is right that hosts have squandered an opportunity to innovate. I’m not exactly sure what he meant by “hosted applications” — I don’t think it would have made much sense for hosts to try to get into offering web-based consumer applications. That’s a completely different business that is leagues away from hosting and it is doubtful that expanding into that space ever even crossed the minds of execs at most web hosting companies.Hosts are, however, starting to innovate to create the environments necessary to power the new breed of web-based applications. The advent of cloud computing has resulted in hosting options that didn’t exist 10 years ago. Amazon’s Web Services stack, Rackspace’s Mosso (which we just wrote about), Media Temple’s Grid Service, and Joyent’s Accelerators all offer new innovations in the web hosting space.What do you think? Did web hosts let themselves stagnate for ten years and miss out on opportunities for innovation?Photo credit: Ronnie Garcia Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts On their blog today, web site monitoring service Pingdom took a look at web hosting services ten years ago and compared them to today’s hosting services to see what has changed. The answer — prices have gone down while included storage space and bandwidth have increased. Or, in other words, hosting hasn’t changed much, but it has become a commodity service. Did many hosts miss a golden opportunity?Probably the most interesting part of Pingdom’s post was the comment it received from a reader named “Matt,” who wrote that hosting has become a commodity service and web hosts have not done much to innovate in the space over the past ten years.“How I read this comparison is that web hosts haven’t really done much in ten years but drive up some core specs. Most hosts are still hosting in the same manner and architecture that they did 10 years ago. Web hosting is a drive towards commodity. What really happened is that the web hosts, who could have been at the forefront of the hosted application space, squandered the decade offering the same old thing with little to no innovation.” — Matt josh catone 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
A day after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) denied that there was any rift between captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virender Sehwag calling it a media speculation, it has now emerged that its top brass has opened a backroom channel to engage Team India’s seniors and resolve the issue. Sources said that the BCCI chief, N. Srinivasan, spoke to team’s media manager G.S Walia and asked him for the sequence of events leading to the war of words between the two senior players. It was communicated back to him that the event was a result of lack of communication between the seniors and they made a mistake of taking their issues in the public domain. Srinivasan has asked the players to resolve their differences before the next game. They could meet on Thursday and seek closure of issues hurting them. It is learnt that one of the seniors would address the media on Friday and say there was no major difference of opinion and even if there was any, it has been discussed and resolved.