9 months ago​AC Milan name price for Newcastle target Laxalt

first_img​AC Milan name price for Newcastle target Laxaltby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United can have Diego Laxalt – provided they can fork over £10.7 million.Calciomercato believes that Milan are happy to sell the player, even though he only signed from Genoa six months ago.The 25-year-old left back has played just four games in Serie A from the start, coming off the bench nine times.Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is desperate to add an experienced defender, but even ten million seems like a sum that is out of their reach.The club is known for its limited transfer kitty, with owner Mike Ashley unable or unwilling to provide the manager with more financial backing. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Lost items found at the local FSJ Movie Theatre

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP received numerous found items from a local movie theatre located in Fort St John on July 8th, 2019.The found items had been left at the theatre from as long as 4 years ago before they were turned into the RCMP.Some of the articles turned over to the RCMP were: cell phones,a power bar,car keys,car fobs,house keys,wallets and purses.Anyone wishing to claim any property must provide a full description of the item to Cst Joe McDONALD who can be reached at the Fort St John RCMP Detachment located at 10648 100 St or reached by phone at 250-263-6393.last_img read more

UN rights office condemns Libya violence

first_imgGENEVA – The UN’s human rights office Tuesday condemned violence involving militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli and urged the country’s government to bring the perpetrators to justice.“We condemn the use of violence against peaceful demonstrators,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the UN high commissioner for human rights.The unrest erupted Friday when former rebels from the city of Misrata fired on protesters angry at the continued presence of militias in the capital. That triggered clashes that killed 43 people and wounded 450, marking the bloodiest violence in Tripoli since 2011.“We urge all sides to exercise the utmost restraint to avoid the escalation of violence and engage in peaceful dialogue,” said Shamdasani.The former rebels helped topple and kill veteran dictator Moamar Kadhafi in 2011, but have since banded into militias carving their own fiefdoms.Shamdasani said the UN was deeply concerned that several individuals were reportedly taken prisoner by the militias during the clashes, calling for their immediate release or, if appropriate, their transfer to the justice authorities.“We call upon the Libyan authorities to launch a prompt, impartial and independent investigation into the violent incidents and to ensure that those found responsible for unlawful killings and other human rights abuses are brought to justice,” she added.On Monday, Libyan troops deployed in Tripoli and militias were ordered out of the capital in an effort to defuse tensions.last_img read more

Marcus Baugh looks to lead an offensive resurgence back to the tight

Tight end Marcus Baugh checks in at the team hotel before camp. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Lantern PhotographerRedshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh has some big shoes to fill.The last two starting tight ends for Ohio State, Jeff Heuerman and Nick Vannett, were picked in the third round of the 2015 and 2016 NFL Drafts, respectively. Now in 2016, Baugh has a chance to make an impression as the next starting tight end for the Buckeye offense.Even though both Heuerman and Vannett were drafted fairly high in their respective drafts, the tight end position has not been a prominent role in the Buckeye offensive scheme for the past couple of seasons. Heuerman, in 2013, was the last OSU tight end to record over 20 receptions in a season.Despite tight ends combining for only 194 yards and one touchdown on 21 receptions last season, Baugh is confident that his group will play a bigger role in 2016.“Right now I have a pretty good role on offense,” Baugh said. “We changed some reads to where I’ll be the first read or on some, if the first read is covered, I’ll be the second read.”Offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Ed Warinner made it clear that the reads Baugh was referring to are just quicker options for redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett to get the ball to the tight end on plays. Warinner is making sure that his offense, especially Baugh, are ready to contribute at a high level.“We have certain segments where we emphasize the tempo,” Warinner said. “We’re trying to find out who the consistent playmakers are. Marcus has shown that he can be one.”Baugh, a four-star recruit in 2013 from John W. North High School in Riverside, California, saw his first significant action in the passing game in the 2016 spring game. Barrett found Baugh over the middle numerous times adding up to seven receptions and 64 yards.It was a quiet but distinct performance in an objectively insignificant game. But that’s who Baugh is as a football player. “Marcus is quiet by nature,” Warinner said. “But in our small group with the tight ends, he does a great job … talking to them, leading them and trying to have them understand the Buckeye way and the right way to do things.”He leads a room of young, highly touted tight end recruits who could serve big roles in future OSU offenses, as well as this one. Redshirt freshman A.J. Alexander has been taking reps with the second-string, and freshman Jake Hausmann is close behind him.Warinner said that Baugh is taking steps toward ensuring the success of younger players below him on the depth chart.“They actually do know a lot,” Baugh said about Alexander and Hausman. “I don’t really have to tell them anything. I just got to get them to the point where if something happens and they go in, they’ll be ready.”With statistical expectations low, Baugh has the chance to surpass expectations for a historically underwhelming yet highly touted tight end position. read more

Ohio States Aaron Craft set to duel with Syracuses back court

BOSTON – Aaron Craft, meet Syracuse men’s basketball’s back court. Craft, the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s sophomore guard, could face the toughest challenge of his career Saturday when the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes (30-7) face No. 1-seeded Syracuse (34-2) at TD Garden in Boston with a berth to the Final Four on the line. Craft, the Big Ten’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year, has long been hailed as the best on-ball defender in the country, but Saturday’s game will see him go up against a trio of Syracuse guards that Orange coach Jim Boeheim calls the best in the country. Heading the Orange’s offensive attack is senior Scoop Jardine, a second-team All-Big East selection who is averages nearly nine points and five assists per game. Fellow starter, junior Brandon Triche, averages nine points per game as well. Former Duke guard and current OSU video coordinator Greg Paulus said that Jardine and Triche would be hard for Craft to handle. “I think those guys are really good players,” Paulus said. “Offensively, they’re strong – shifty with the basketball. The can do it inside with the mid-range game. They can go out and hit the three from behind the ball screen – it’s going to be a very difficult matchup.” When either Jardine or Triche need a break, sophomore guard Dion Waiters – recipient of the Big East’s 6th Man of the Year award – comes off the bench for the Orange. Waiters averages nearly 13 points per game for Syracuse. After OSU’s Thursday win against No. 6-seeded Cincinnati, Craft sighed at the mention of Syracuse’s guards. Craft said he’s well aware of the threat his opposition poses in Saturday game. “It’s going to be tough, you know. It’s definitely not going to be just me,” Craft said. “I mean, those guys are great players, and they bring great players off the bench. So, it’s going to be a big personnel game. Just understanding what they like to do, what they don’t like to do and try to stay as connected as possible.” In the Syracuse camp, Craft is held in high regard as well, and with good reason – he contributed 11 second-half points against the Bearcats to go along with five assists and six steals to help lead OSU to its 81-66 win Thursday. Triche said Craft, who averages nearly nine points, five assists and three rebounds per game for OSU, is a guy that’s “always up on you.” “He pretty much just makes it tough,” Triche said. “He’s one of those guys that never gives up. He’s one of those guys who helps others, dives on the floor.” So, how will this collision of talent at the guard position shake out Saturday? OSU assistant coach Jeff Boals said he is confident in Craft. “Aaron is a huge force on both ends of the court,” Boals said. “It’ll be a good challenge for him.” Craft said he’ll need to rely on his teammates for help in the game to guard Syracuse’s guards, which totaled 39 points in the Orange’s 64-63 win against No. 4-seeded Wisconsin to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s round of eight teams. While he isn’t going to emphasize the one-on-one match ups, Craft also said he would need to keep the Syracuse guards in front of him. “All three of them have shown that they can take over a game when they need to,” Craft said. “It’s going to be all five of us trying to stop all five of them, and hopefully we can do something.” Paulus agreed with Boals and said he is confident in OSU’s guard. “I know (Craft) is the best defender in college basketball,” he said. “I know he’ll be up to the challenge.” OSU’s game against Syracuse at TD Garden in Boston will tip at 7:05 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS. read more

World Cup referee did not ask Ronaldo for shirt – FIFA

first_imgFifa claims World Cup referee Mark Geiger did not ask Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt during Portugal’s win over Morocco.The governing body cleared Geiger of any wrongdoing after Watford’s Moroccan midfielder Nordin Amrabat said one of Ronaldo’s team-mates had told him the official had sought a memento from the striker who on Wednesday became the highest scoring European in the history of international football.Fifa said in a statement via the Telegraph:“It has been claimed that Mr Geiger asked for the shirt of the captain of Portugal during the half-time interval. Mr Geiger strongly refutes these claims and categorically states that such a request was not made.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“Fifa unequivocally condemns the allegations supposedly made by a member of the Moroccan team.“Fifa referees are under clear instructions with regard to their behaviour and relationship with the teams at the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia and it can be confirmed that Mr Geiger has acted in an exemplary and professional manner as an appointed match official.“Fifa would like to remind teams of their duty to respect all principles of fair play.”last_img read more

Altobelli urges to stop Italy experiments

first_imgThe former Italy national team footballer has asked Roberto Mancini to stop after the Azzurri coach changed nine of his ten outfield playersAfter Italy drew 1-1 with Poland, in the inaugural fixture of the UEFA Nations League, coach Roberto Mancini made lots of changes.He changed nine of his ten outfield players for the match against Portugal.And in Lisbon, the Azzurri lost 1-0 to the Portuguese.The 1982 World Cup winner Alessandro ‘Spillo’ Altobelli asked Mancini to stop with this experiments in an open letter on Instagram.“Ciao Roberto. It’s tougher than you thought. Others had passed up on the job because they wanted to find it all organized, but you turned down more money elsewhere,” he wrote.“However, in these two games with Poland and Portugal, you changed, even transformed, the systems and players, giving off the impression you are struggling and wanted to just see everyone.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I remind you of Enzo Bearzot, Azeglio Vicini, who knew the Nazionale had to be a target for everyone, not a chance to make experiments,” Altobelli added.“You asked for clubs to play more Italians, so you set the example! Good luck and always Forza Azzurri!!!”last_img read more

Allegri supports Dybala talks about Ronaldo Khedira Emre and Boatang

first_imgMax Allegri has thrown his support to Paulo Dybala to become ‘truly great’, he also urges Emre Can to use the ball quicker.He also suggested AC Milan did not adequately utilize the services of Gonzalo Higuain.“The team had a good game, but it wasn’t easy because we came into it from two challenging matches,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia after Juventus’ 3-0 win against Chievo on Monday via Football Italia.“There could’ve been a bit of carelessness, but the lads showed quality and maturity. We risked conceding just once.“It’s a nice win and now we move on. Dybala? Seeing him play like he did is a pleasure. Maybe he’ll be disappointed because he didn’t score, but he’ll become a truly great player.“He can’t be as clear-headed if he plays deeper and gets a bit disheartened, so he must stay on this path.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusReport: Mario Mandzukic set for swift Juventus exit Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Mario Mandzukic is reportedly set to make a hasty exit from Juventus after failing to make the Champions League squad last week.“Ronaldo? I never watch penalties, although he missed one in the morning too. Khedira? He took a blow to the knee and we’ll assess him in the next few hours.“Emre Can? He had a good game, but he must use the ball quicker. Alex Sandro? He’s playing like a real player this season.“It’s not that he didn’t last season, but he showed what he could do in his first season. On the other side we have Cancelo and De Sciglio with different characteristics.“Boateng at Barcelona? I played him as a No 10 at Milan, but in practice it was he who played as our striker.“Higuain at Chelsea? I don’t know yet. I had him for two years and it went well but if you don’t find the right chemistry, unfortunately you can’t give your best.”last_img read more

Snapchat unleashes lenses for your pup

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Snapchat’s new dog lenses YouTube/Snap/Screenshot by CNET img-0168Riley tests out one of Snapchat’s new lenses made specially for dogs.  Lindsay Taggart/Snapchat Think of it as our belated Christmas present to you… the latest in Snapchat filter news for your pets.This week the popular social network introduced lenses specifically for your pooch. Dog Lenses come on the heels of October’s release of Cat Lenses. They launched just ahead of Christmas with some reindeer filters, among others like a pizza face and glasses. People have long used Snapchat lenses, which add animations to selfies, on their dogs, but the human-oriented filters haven’t always worked right, algorithmically speaking.  Now, when you see “try it with a pet,” the lens should work perfectly, ie, that animated butterfly should land exactly on Fido’s nose.Tapping pet lovers is probably a smart move for Snapchat, which has a shrinking user base. In October, Snapchat owner Snap said 186 million users logged into the ephemeral messaging app daily in the third quarter, down from 188 million users in the previous quarter. It was the second quarter in a row that Snapchat had seen a drop in the number of daily active users.Snap didn’t immediately respond to a request for more information and comment about Dog Lenses.  Mobile Apps Culture Tags 0 Snapchatlast_img read more

Endurance Technologies IPO Rs 1160 crorepublic issue opens on Wednesday

first_imgEndurance Technologies, an auto ancillary company, raised Rs. 348.52 crore by issuing 73.84 lakh (7.38 million) shares to anchor investors at the upper end of the price band of Rs. 467-472 per equity share. The investors included HDFC MF, Nomura, Singapore government, DSP Blackrock, Goldman Sachs and HSBC.The Aurangabad-based company’s Rs. 1,160-crore initial public offering (IPO) opened on Wednesday (Oct.5); it will close on Friday(Oct. 7). The non-anchor portion comprises 17.23 million shares. The issue saw 2 percent subscription, or applications for 3,70,410 shares by 11.30 a.m.The company’s public issue comprises 24.61 million shares being offloaded via the offer-for-sale route by its promoter Anurag Jain (5.32 million shares) and existing investor Actis Components and System Investments (19.29 million shares).The price-earnings ratio at the lower and upper end of the price band works out to 22.80 and 32.28, respectively, while the issue size is in the range of Rs.1,149 crore to Rs. 1,161 crore.Post-IPO, the promoter shareholding will come down to 82.50 percent from the current 86.28 percent, according to brokerage Angel Broking’s analysis of the IPO.Anurag Jain’s current holding of 42.1 percent will come down to 38.4 percent after the issue.Endurance Technologies earned net profit of Rs. 290 crore on total sales of Rs. 5,241 crore in 2015-16. A business risk for the company is that less than five clients contribute to more than half of its revenues.”Endurance has high client concentration with top three clients contributing 58% of its revenues. In FY2010, Bajaj Auto contributed 51.5% of its total revenues which has come down to 38 percentin FY2016 due to the de-risking measures taken by the company. Endurance continues to add more clients in India and Europe and this strategy is expected to decline its client concentration significantly,” Angel Broking said in its note.last_img read more

Polls held were fair claims PM Hasina

first_imgCommonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland calls on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government is working for strengthening democracy in the country and accelerating its development.She made the remarks when visiting Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland met her at her office in the city, reports UNB.PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed newsmen after the meeting.The country’s GDP growth is now 7.78 per cent, while the inflation rate 5.5 per cent, she said adding that her government is working for women empowerment at the grassroots level and now a large number of women is participating in socio-economic development, he said.“We’re encouraging young entrepreneurs – both men and women,” Ihsanul Karim quoted the prime minister as saying.About the Rohingya issue, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is having discussions with Myanmar. The biggest worry for the government is safety of the displaced Rohingyas who took shelter in Bangladesh.She said the influx of 1.1 million Rohingyas has created problems for Bangladesh and local people are also suffering as the Rohingyas occupied their lands in Cox’s Bazar.Turning to terrorism, Sheikh Hasina said her government has successfully combated terrorism and involved the people from all walks of life in the movement against the social menace. “It almost turned into a social movement. We don’t want to allow our children to indulge in terrorism.”Talking about the election, she said more than 6,000 elections – local body polls and parliamentary by-polls – were held during the tenure of incumbent government and all the elections were free and fair.About sports, the prime minister said Bangladesh women’s cricket team have recently clinched the Asian Championship, while the Bangladesh national cricket team are also doing well. The government is promoting sports as a whole, she added.Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland stressed the need for trade facilitation among the Commonwealth countries.She said it will have to reduce trade barriers among the Commonwealth countries and enhance the connectivity for the SMEs network.Patricia said the Commonwealth is ready to extend cooperation in upholding the democratic process in Bangladesh.Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland hands over Charter of the Commonwealth to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at thelatter’s office in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: PIDTalking about cricket, the Commonwealth secretary general stressed the need for creating Commonwealth Cricket Club and introduction of Commonwealth Cricket League with the participation of both male and female teams.“We should create Commonwealth Cricket Club…and introduce Commonwealth Cricket League,” the PM’s press secretary quoted Patricia Scotland as saying.She said the participation of women in the Commonwealth League will enhance their confidence and determination.Patricia Scotland highly appreciated the women empowerment in Bangladesh and said women should be involved in trade. She also suggested engaging women and girls in the SMEs.Mentioning that the displaced Rohingyas are burden on Bangladesh, she praised the prime minister for hosting 1.1 million Rohingyas calling it a ‘great compassion’.Scotland also appreciated the role of Bangladesh in combating terrorism and presented a copy of the Commonwealth Charter to the Sheikh Hasina.Principal secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office Md Nojibur Rahman was present during the meeting.last_img read more

Breaking Down Houstons Two Open Congressional Races

first_img 00:00 /03:52 Martin JacobsenU.S. Capitol’s South side (House of Representatives)Seven members of Congress from Texas are retiring this year, more than from any other state. Two of those about to leave represent Greater Houston – Republican Rep. Ted Poe of District 2 and Democratic Rep. Gene Green of District 29. Both districts are considered safe for their respective parties. That means whoever wins those primaries in each is all but certain to win in November.First, let’s look at District 2, where nine Republicans are on the ballot.“It’s a massive district,” said Republican political consultant Joe Brettell. “Stretches out from essentially North Houston into some of the western suburbs, rings the city all the way out to Kingwood, with issues that face both rural and urban voters, certainly [an] area that was affected by Harvey.”Running in a district so spread out is expensive. That’s one reason Kathaleen Wall is favored to win. Wall’s a long-time Republican donor and put close to $6 million into her own campaign, more than triple the rest of the GOP field combined, according to the Federal Election Commission.“Kathaleen has also been very active as a volunteer at the grassroots level for many, many years,” said David Sawyer, the former Houston director for Senator Ted Cruz. “A lot of the hardcore activists know her as a fellow volunteer and a person who’s pounded the pavement, so to speak.”Wall’s opponents include State Representative Kevin Roberts, businessman Rick Walker, and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw. If Tuesday’s winner gets less than 50 percent of the vote, the primary goes to a runoff.“The second place candidate could have maybe 20 percent,” said Sawyer, “But then where do those other candidates go? Who do they endorse between the two candidates in a runoff with their 8 percent, 10 percent, 6 percent? That could end up being what makes the difference between someone winning and losing.”That situation came up our other district, TX-29, which stretches across East Harris County. Back in 1992, Gene Green came in second in a large field, then went on to beat City Council member Ben Reyes in the runoff. That was despite the fact that the 29th was designed to help Latino residents elect one of their own.“A lot of people asked then and they’re still asking is [why] a district that was created to be held by a Latino is not held by a Latino,” said Maria Gonzalez, a University of Houston English professor and a progressive activist. “Why is that? Well, a big chunk of that is because the Latino population doesn’t vote in the numbers it should.”Heavy Democratic turnout in early voting suggests this year may be different. And the most likely beneficiary is State Senator Sylvia Garcia who actually came in third in that ’92 primary.“The difference between Sylvia Garcia and everyone else is that her name really does stand out greatly within the population she’s targeting,” said Gonzalez. Garcia’s state senate district covers much of the same territory as TX-29.Seven Democrats are running to succeed Gene Green. But Senator Garcia’s main rival is Tahir Javed, a businessman and prolific Democratic fundraiser. Democratic political consultant Marc Campos is skeptical Javed can win. Campos helped draw up the original map of District 29.“Voters are smart,” said Campos. “You know, they have these discussions in their living rooms. They have them at work. They have them after church. And they say, hey, you know, this guy is from Beaumont and, you know, that’s a factor.”That outsider label could hurt. But Javed has one major advantage. He has plenty of money to put into his own campaign. He’s outraised Garcia by more than two to one, and he’s pledged to spend as much as it takes to win. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Sharelast_img read more

World Cup 2018 How To Watch The Matches Online And On TV

first_imgMaxim Shemetov/Reuters/Via NPRPeople watch as the FIFA World Cup trophy is displayed in central Moscow. Russia is hosting soccer’s mega-event for the next month — and people around the world will be watching matches live, online and on TV.The World Cup starts on June 14 and runs through July 15. The games are in Russia, which is seven hours ahead of Eastern Time — meaning many of the matches will be held around midday in the U.S. So, how can you watch? We run down the options, online and broadcast:On TV, the games will be on either Fox or Fox Sports 1 – on many days, the channels divide the matches. In Spanish, you can watch on both Telemundo and NBC Universo.Online, you can stream the games live via FoxSports.com and TelemundoDeportes.com.There are also streaming services like Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Fubo or Sony’s PlayStation Vue service – all of which include some or all of the World Cup’s U.S. carriers.If you’re watching on a mobile device, you can use iPhone and Android apps for Fox Sports, Fox Soccer Match Pass, or Telemundo Deportes en Vivo.For international and other online options, you can also review the Reddit page for Soccer Streams – and there are also other sites that list video streams, such as Best Sports Streaming.By tradition, the first match features the host country: Russia plays Saudi Arabia on Thursday, June 14, at 11 a.m. ET. The tournament then switches to a higher gear, holding three matches daily for the first 10 days. Then it ramps up to four matches daily from June 25-28 – the final days of the group phase.The knockout phase begins on June 30, with the Round of 16. The semifinals are set for July 10 and 11 – both games are at 2 p.m. ET — with the finals scheduled for July 15, at 11 a.m. ET.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

FarRight Social Network Gab Suspends Operation Following Backlash Over Hosting Synagogue Shooter

first_imgGab.com, the Twitter-like service used by members of the fringe right, suspended operations Sunday night after both its hosting provider and domain name host cancelled their business relationships with the company.The backlash against Gab comes after news broke that the service was frequented by Robert Bowers, who allegedly shot and killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday morning. Bowers had an active account on Gab, which he used to post anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, with some posts claiming that the migrant caravan across Mexico was the work of a Jewish conspiracy.Gab took down Bowers’ account following the shooting, but the company has spent much of the weekend defending posts like those made by Bowers as free speech. As a result, Gab was dropped by cloud hosting provider Joyent as well as payment processing providers PayPal and Stripe. Gab’s attempts to restore its service seem to be complicated by the fact that the company doesn’t own its domain name outright, but instead is under a payment plan — something that’s not uncommon for high-value domain names, including any domains consisting of just three letters.Gab isn’t the only company under scrutiny over not banning extremist views. Last week, news broke that the Florida man suspected of mailing over a dozen pipe bombs to senior Democrats had previously threatened critics of President Trump on Twitter.Twitter responded to this by saying that it had erred to leave the tweets in question available on its service. “We want Twitter to be a place where people feel safe, and we know we have a lot of work to do,” the company said in a tweet. Popular on Variety When domain name provider GoDaddy gave the company 24 hours to move its service elsewhere, Gab pulled the plug, telling followers on Twitter that it would be inaccessible for “a period of time.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Security guard dies after pipe falls on head at Hiland Park

first_imgKolkata: A chaos broke out in Hiland Park area on the Southern fringes of the city on Thursday morning after a security staff of a residential apartment died after a pipe fell on his head. Some locals and other security staff members staged a demonstration outside the residential apartment triggering tension amongst the residents of the flats. Senior police officers rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The demonstration was also lifted later. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPolice said the victim, Umesh Kumar Thakur, a security person was standing in front of the building when a pipe of the apartment broke and fell on his head. The victim died on spot after he suffered serious injuries in his head. Other security men and the staff members of the residential apartment alleged that accident occurred due to lack of proper maintenance. They staged a protest demonstration in front of the building.According to police, the incident took place at around 8 am on Thursday when Thakur was on standing at the courtyard. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedFollowing the incident, other security men of the apartment started agitation with the dead body. They refused to hand over the body to the police. The normalcy was restored two hours after the incident happened due to the intervention of the senior police officers.When policemen from Survey Park reached the spot, the security men staged protests in front of the police officers. Deputy Commissioner (East) also rushed to the spot to pacify the mob. Two hours after the incident, police finally removed the body and sent it for the postmortem examination.Police are examining if there was any negligence on the part of the apartment authorities. Action will be taken against those who will be found guilty, a senior police officer said.last_img read more

KMC looks to bring up electric charging stations across city

first_imgKolkata: As a major stride in its effort to turn Kolkata into a Green City, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is planning to come up with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, in collaboration with CESC. The effort will encourage the use of more electric vehicles, which will contribute significantly in bringing down air pollution.”We are holding talks with CESC and will soon come up with electric vehicle charging stations in spaces under flyovers or parking lots, wherever there will be availability of space. Our aim is to encourage the citizens to use electric vehicles. The vehicular pollution is on the rise in the city and if people use electric vehicles, pollution will be reduced,” said Mayor Firhad Hakim, adding that he will be constantly striving towards promotion of e-vehicles. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHakim has instructed the officials of the civic body to collaborate with CESC and identify places in the city where there is possibility of setting up such charging stations. Immediately after taking oath as the Mayor of Kolkata on December 3, Hakim had announced waiving of property tax by upto 90 percent, if somebody takes to urban forestry by planting big trees on his/her land. It may be mentioned that CESC is already evaluating the business model for the e-charging station network in its distribution area. If found viable, then a project of about 150 e-charging stations could be executed by the power utility, based on the 567 km license area of CESC, covering Kolkata and part of Howrah district. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that the Union Ministry of Power had written to utilities to consider setting up electric vehicle charging stations. A meeting in this regard was held in Delhi in September, where all states including Bengal had mentioned their plans about e-charging stations as a step to reduce carbon emission. It may be mentioned that New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA), has come up with as many as 10 charging points at strategic locations in New Town, with the aim to reduce carbon emissions and move towards a cleaner, greener sustainable environment. The charging stations have been installed mostly near parking zones, so that the e-vehicles can get charged while waiting. Stations have been put up at parking lots near Rabindra Tirtha, Tata Medical Centre, Nazrul Tirtha, Gates 1/4/6 of Eco Park, Café Ekante, Axis Mall, Eco Urban Village and Central Mall.last_img read more

Hawkers cant encroach pavements use plastics says Sujit Bose

first_imgKolkata: State Fire minister Sujit Bose said on Monday that under no circumstances the state government will allow any encroachment on city’s pavements by the hawkers. He also mentioned that necessary steps will be taken to stop the use of polythene sheets at the roadside shops across the city to prevent any untoward incident of fire.At a press conference in Salt Lake on Monday, he stated that the fire department will soon set up 24 joint teams comprising personnel from police, municipalities, corporations, CESC, WBSEDCL and Fire and Emergency Services department with Officer-in-Charge of different fire stations leading them. These teams will conduct fire audits in the markets across Kolkata and its suburban areas. He further said the hawkers will have to use trolley-based stalls so that they can be shifted place in case of an emergency. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”We will start with the audit in the markets in Kolkata from January 28. The situation about the existing fire fighting mechanism will reflect in the fire audit reports. It will also contain details of the No Objection Certificates (NOCs) of the markets and whether there was any violation regarding the same. Based on that we will act according to the law,” Bose maintained. Bose further said the government is not against the hawkers but the business must be done by maintaining certain rules and regulations. “The hawkers will be given trolley-based stalls and after getting such stalls, no one will be allowed to use plastics for their stalls and use polythene as curtains,” Bose added. The minister also informed that the Fire department will take steps against the Traders Assembly building authority as they had no fire fighting mechanism in the building. The department will soon float a tender to buy 100 bikes for the firefighters to access narrow lanes in the city. Awareness campaigns will be conducted in the near future about the do’s and don’ts to prevent fire and be safe if fire breaks out.last_img read more

Pugliese takes over from Howlett with Air Canada appointment

first_img Share Tags: Air Canada, Promotions Posted by Monday, August 27, 2018 MONTREAL — Ferio Pugliese is succeeding Kevin C. Howlett, Air Canada’s Senior Vice-President, Government Relations and Regional Markets, who will be retiring in November after 45 years.Pugliese will be based in Toronto, and will report directly to President and CEO Calin Rovinescu. His appointment to the post was effective Aug. 20.“As a global carrier connecting 64 Canadian cities and communities to more than 220 worldwide markets on six continents, one of Air Canada’s key priorities is continuing to outreach and strengthen the partnerships we have in the cities and communities we fly to, and our relationships with all levels of government in Canada,” said Rovinescu. “Ferio’s solid, diverse experience from several Canadian organizations is well-suited to oversee these important relationships, and to also lead the strategic direction of Air Canada’s regional operations including our relationships with our regional carriers operating on Air Canada’s behalf.”Rovinescu also congratulated Howlett on his upcoming retirement this fall, and thanked him “for his valuable and tireless work.”More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthPrior to joining Air Canada, Pugliese was previously Executive VP, Customer and Corporate Affairs at Hydro One Inc.He has also held senior leadership positions at other Canadian companies including WestJet and WestJet Encore.center_img Pugliese takes over from Howlett with Air Canada appointment << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more

Thailands 2018 Tourism Forecast – Baht 31 trillion US

first_imgThailand’s 2018 Tourism Forecast – Baht 3.1 trillion (US$ 9.1b) in RevenueThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecasts revenue of 3.1 trillion baht in tourism revenue in 2018 by attracting tourists from second-tier Chinese and European cities and focusing on tourist quality, says governor Yuthasak Supasorn.The industry has remained sluggish during the last two quarters, but the plans are expected to lay the groundwork for continued growth in 2017 and 2018, Mr Yuthasak said.“Moving forward, the TAT will draw focus on increasing the number of quality tourists,” he said. “We project the tourism industry will bring in 3.1 trillion baht in revenue in 2018 — up from 2.7 trillion baht this year.”While the TAT’s forecasts are strong, a number of economic and political factors can lower the estimates, Mr Yuthasak told the Bangkok Post.Starting this year, Thailand will see a decrease in average tourism growth rates.Regional competitors are part of the issue. Vietnam and Laos, for example, are stiffening their competition with Thailand by offering discounted travel packages.Hat Yai’s economy has been strongly hit by the decrease in Malaysian and Singaporean tourists.“During the first six months of this year, tourism grew by only 4.3%, due to global and domestic economic slowdown in markets,” Mr Yuthasak said.While growth has slowed down, international arrivals to Thailand are still growing. Close to 35 million people are expected to make their way to Thailand — up from 34 million in 2016 and 32.6 million in 2015, Mr Yuthasak said.Local tourists are expected to make 154 million trips in 2017, up from 145 million trips in 2016. The number is projected to increase further to 162 million trips next year.The TAT is focusing on attracting first-time visitors from second-tier cities in Europe and China.China will remain the biggest source of arrivals this year, with 9 million visitors in 2017 or 27% of the total.Mr Yuthasak said the government allocated a budget of 7.08 billion baht to TAT this year, an increase of 2.4% from last year’s budget.The TAT is fine-tuning its marketing plan to bolster tourism during its meeting in Ratchaburi province.Source = Andrew J Woodlast_img read more

Orlovsky Murray one of the great alltime QB prospects if not for

first_imgBut it’s not just Murray that Orlovsky believes in.“It starts with Kliff [Kingsbury] and his offensive success,” he said.“Kliff has been incredibly productive as an offensive mind at the college level and I expect that to transfer over.”The combination of the two has a chance to be special, according to Orlovsky.“You take a guy that understands offensive football, understands how to put players in position to do what they do really well. And put him with a player that’s really special? I have no reason to think that that offense isn’t going to be clicking.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Murray’s skillset is all the quarterback needs to succeed, according to the former NFL QB. The first step is his mental makeup.“Look at the things he can do to beat you,” Orlovsky explained. “Can he beat you with his brain? Absolutely. Watch the tape. [Oklahoma head coach] Lincoln Riley himself said that the most underrated thing of his game is how well he sees the game of football.”Second is the physical tools.Related LinksVance Joseph: Cardinals defense ‘compliant’; Murphy coming alongArizona Cardinals to induct QB Carson Palmer into Ring of HonorSpeedy WR Damiere Byrd hopes to earn spot with Cardinals“Can he beat you with his arm?” Orlovsky said. “Watch him throw the ball. Sometimes you can watch a guy and go ‘Wow, that’s different.’ The production in college was outrageous. Can he beat you with his legs? Everyone knows the incredible athlete he is.”The third part of Orvlosky’s prospective success for Murray comes from not what Murray can do, but what defenses are going to be able to do (or lack there of) against him.“You’re also going to have defensive coordinators that are going to be a little hesitant to do some complex stuff defensively because of the different tempos that Kingsbury is going to use,” Orlovsky explained. “You’re going to have defensive coordinators not be willing to dial up a bunch of different kind of complex defenses because they don’t want to get caught being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky has been a fan of Arizona Cardinals rookie Kyler Murray for awhile now.“I expect Kyler Murray to rip up the NFL starting Week 1,” he said on an appearance of ESPN’s Get Up last week.And as mandatory minicamp nears, Orlovsky has taken his praise a step forward.“If Kyler Murray was three or four inches taller, we would have been talking about him in the, man, one of the great all-time quarterback prospects ever,” Orlosvky said Tuesday on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf.center_img Top Stories Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray (1), Drew Anderson (3) and Damiere Byrd (14) stretch during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) 8 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more