Statewide—Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Indiana will receive $19.5 million under a settlement reached with Equifax following Indiana’s lawsuit against the company over its massive 2017 data breach.Indiana was one of two states that opted not to participate in a multistate settlement in July 2019 — choosing instead to file its own lawsuit and ultimately negotiate its own settlement with Equifax, one of the world’s largest credit-reporting bureaus.Hoosiers who may be eligible for restitution payments through Indiana’s specific case should watch for further announcements and follow a claims process to be outlined at a later date. The Equifax data breach, which occurred from May 2017 through July 2017, affected approximately 147 million Americans, including 3.9 million Indiana residents. It compromised Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card information. Indiana’s lawsuit notably contained allegations about Equifax’s failure to adequately secure consumers’ information; misrepresentations related to Payment Card Industry security standards; misrepresentations about the status of Equifax’s information security; failure to notify Indiana consumers in compliance with Indiana law; and failure to maintain reasonable security procedures.
“I had a talk with Newcastle’s coach and we found an agreement,” Gomis told Canal Plus. “Then there were talks with Lyon. There was a first offer, which was refused, and then a second one, which was accepted. “Newcastle then came back to me and asked me to make an effort on wages – but I never asked anything as it was my club which wanted to transfer me, so the effort had to be made by Newcastle or Lyon.” The 28-year-old will become a free agent next summer and admits he is unlikely to agree a new deal with Lyon, clearing the way for Newcastle once more. “Now I think after what has been said and done, it is not conceivable to talk about any extension,” he added. Even so, Gomis’ revelations may increase the pressure on Pardew and beleaguered director of football Joe Kinnear, who made just one addition to Newcastle’s squad and has been under fire from supporters ever since his controversial appointment at St James’ Park over the summer. Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has revealed his proposed move to Newcastle fell through due to his reluctance to take a drop in wages. Press Association The former St Etienne man was constantly linked with Alan Pardew’s side throughout the summer transfer window yet deadline day came and went with Gomis remaining in eastern France. He claims a deal was initially agreed before the Magpies then asked him to lower his wage demands after having a second transfer bid accepted by Lyon.
– Golden Jaguars focused on getting a ‘W’ against Jamaica tonight AFTER edging Aruba 1 – 0 on Friday last, the Golden Jaguars will host Jamaica tonight at the National Track and Field Centre, in their first home game in the CONCACAF Nations League.The game, which kicks off from 7:00pm, will see Guyana facing the Reggae Boyz for the first time since their infamous defeat, when the Jamaicans came from 2 – 0 down at half time to thump Guyana 4 – 2 in a game that saw the Golden Jaguars missing out on a Gold Cup spot, while Jamaica went on to reach the final of CONCACAF’s pinnacle event.Though both sides started their Nations League campaign on a winning note, Jamaica sits on top of Group C in League B with a ‘+5’ superior goal difference, having won 6 – 0 against Antigua and Barbuda.“I do feel going into this game we are the underdog,” team Captain Samuel Cox told reporters yesterday at the pre-match press conference.The UK-based defender, however, stated that “we just had a really good results and performance away against Aruba (where) the boys applied themselves really well and that gives us the confidence going into the game at Leonora. It’s 90 minutes of football we’re going to give everything we can to get the results.”Despite accepting that Guyana might have their backs against the wall facing a well-rounded Jamaica side that will feature Bundesliga star Leon Baily, Assistant Coach Charles ‘Lilly’ Pollard pointed out that the Golden Jaguars still hold an “equal chance” of coming out on top or securing a draw.According to Pollard, “the ball is round and the team we have now is a blend of experience and some new guys, a good balance of overseas and local (players) and we have some young guys. I think it will be a competitive game and as I stated, our chances are equal.”Speaking specially to the result, Pollard said given the fact that both teams started the group stage by picking up three points, “a draw wouldn’t be a bad result in this game.”Managing expectationsMuch has changed since Guyana qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and made their first appearance at a major CONCACAF tournament.Guyana is now playing under newly-appointed coach, Brazilian Márcio Máximo, who made some adjustments to the team representing the ‘592’ in the USA this year.Cox is of the view that while he welcomes the fans wanting to hold the team to high expectations, it should be clear that the team is going through a transition at the moment and that it’s only right that those beliefs be managed.“This is an entirely different squad composition; it’s a good blend of local and overseas players and we have to manage expectations of players and fans alike because it’s a transition period from the summer where [we] had Coach (Michael) Johnson and now we have Coach (Márcio) Máximo in charge where there’s a different team dynamic. He’s had just about a week work with the boys…it’s going to take time and we know we’re coming up a really strong side in Jamaica, but on any given day we can beat anybody,” Cox said.Guyana will bank on the experience of Cox, Neil Danns, Sheldon Holder, Matthew Briggs, Keanu Marsh-Brown and Goalkeeper Akel Clarke.Terrel Ondaan, who plays with Grenoble Foot 38 in the French Ligue 2 league, will have a major role to play ‘up front’ for Guyana, with the 25-year-old forward holding the Golden Jaguars’ best chances, along with Holder and Danns to give the home side a chance against a tough Jamaican defence.For Jamaica, apart from Bailey, their side will feature defender Adrian Mariappa who plays in the English Premier League with Watford FC, Fulham FC’s Bobby Reid and MLS side Philadelphia Union’s goalkeeper Andre Blake.
Despite just two wins so far this season, Legon Cities have certainly captured the attention of football fans in the country with their exploits off the field.Having already had ‘Dancehall King’ Shatta Wale thrill fans at the Accra Sports Stadium in their match against Asante Kotoko a fortnight ago and rapper, Kwesi Arthur last week against Ashgold, Legon Cities aren’t letting up one bit.With the club forced to use the Accra Sports Stadium as their new home ground for the new season, Legon Cities are taking full advantage of the increased seating space.Shatta Wale thrilled fans at the Accra Sports Stadium. Photo: Yaw Antwi OwusuFor their third home game of the season the side, which until the start of the current season, used to be Wa All Stars, has booked another major act to perform for fans mid-game.The match against Bechem Utd will be played tonight at 6pm under the floodlights at the Accra Sports Stadium.According to the home side, entry will be free for “all the ladies” and persons with disabilities.Given the massive success of Shatta Wale’s performance and the massive excitement generated by the Kwesi Arthur, it appears that Legon Cities have found a gold mine that they won’t be dropping any time soon.Popular Stand tickets for the match are selling for GH₵10, Center Line tickets for GH₵15 with Upper and Lower VIP tickets being sold at GH₵25. VIP tickets for the game will cost GH₵30.
Improving Indonesia’s creaking infrastructure has been Jokowi’s signature policy — the Asian Games indirectly highlighted some of the progress — and he enters the campaign the clear but not unbeatable front-runner.If it’s any consolation for Prabowo, who was narrowly defeated by Jokowi in 2014, the games afterglow will fade and is unlikely to be a decisive factor when the world’s third largest democracy votes in April, analysts said.“I think Jokowi’s and Indonesia’s performance in the Asian Games will give the president a bit of a bump in the polls but I’m not sure it significantly changes his odds of re-election,” said Eurasia Group analyst Peter Mumford.“Any benefit from the Asian Games may have dissipated by then. But certainly doesn’t do him any harm,” he said.Jokowi, however, appears intent on extending its shelf life, announcing alongside the president of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday that because of the success of the Asian Games, Indonesia will bid for the 2032 Olympics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In another moment that riveted Indonesians, Jokowi was shown enthusiastically grooving to music blasting across the stadium, a stark contrast to the morbid formality of most Southeast Asian leaders.Haris said the games also positively highlighted ethnic and religious differences in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation with more than 260 million people, making it harder to exploit those divisions during the election campaign, he said.“The Indonesian people saw how the athletes are fighting for victory, for gold medals, and the winners are not only Muslim, but also of Chinese descent, Christian, Hindu and Buddhist,” Haris said. “This will certainly dampen the sectarian and ethnic issues used in the 2014 presidential elections.”Despite Jokowi’s prominence, Subianto wasn’t totally deprived of oxygen.As chairman of the Pencak Silat association— a local martial art included in these games — he was shown on national television presenting some of the 14 gold medals that Indonesia won in the discipline, and in a group hug with Jokowi and one of the winners.But he was also mocked online with a mercilessly effective meme that juxtaposed a recent image of a shirtless and flabby Subianto against the washboard abs of an Indonesian heartthrob who jubilantly tore off his shirt after winning gold in the men’s badminton singles.Young Indonesians make up 35-40 percent of voters and will play a “decisive” role in the 2019 presidential race, said Hugo Brennan, Asia analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, a business and political risk consultancy.“Jokowi’s motorcycle stunt during the opening ceremony was widely shared on social media and will have burnished his ‘cool credentials’ among this important constituency,” he said.The PR win comes less than a month after Jokowi unexpectedly chose a conservative cleric, Ma’ruf Amin, as his running mate, dismaying moderate and liberal supporters but likely neutralizing damaging criticism that he isn’t sufficiently Islamic.Most of his five-year term has been spent balancing the demands of his moderate base, powerful Islamic conservatives, a complicated parliamentary coalition and the military, which has never completely accepted its diminished role following the end of the Suharto dictatorship two decades ago. Jokowi was compared to Barack Obama when first elected in 2014, and he and his advisers have cultivated a “cool cred” around his presidency.That was evident two weeks ago in his cameo at the opening ceremony before a crowd of 40,000 and a national television audience.A slickly choreographed video showed Jokowi stuck in traffic — a humorous nod to one of Jakarta’s major challenges in hosting the games. He donned a black helmet and raced through the city’s backstreets on a motorbike to reach the stadium on time.Then the motorbike shown in the video sped into the stadium and its helmeted driver disappeared into a tunnel moments before the real Jokowi appeared in the VIP area to thunderous applause.It resembled part of the opening of the 2012 London Olympics, where Queen Elizabeth II and James Bond appeared to skydive into the stadium.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, center, joins the crowd as he watches the men’s team badminton game between Indonesia and China at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia’s hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals has swelled national pride, providing a boost to the re-election campaign of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals has swelled national pride, providing a boost to the re-election campaign of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.The 2-week-long games ended Saturday with Indonesia fourth on the medal table behind China, Japan and South Korea. 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But for Indonesia, which has won only seven Olympic gold medals — all in badminton — it was a landmark haul that outdid its modest ambition of sneaking into the top 10.A well-received opening ceremony, an absence of major organizational problems, and Jokowi’s surprise announcement Saturday that Indonesia would bid for the 2032 Olympics have fueled feel-good nationalism that analysts say is likely to give Jokowi a lift in the polls heading to an April election.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’That would widen his already substantial lead over former general and ultranationalist politician Prabowo Subianto, Jokowi’s challenger for a second time.The games will “certainly have a positive impact on Jokowi’s electability,” said Syamsuddin Haris, a political analyst from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. “The spectacular opening ceremony became a successful campaign for the incumbent, especially to attract swing voters and millennials whose numbers are very significant.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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