first_imgHaryana’s main Opposition INLD on Wednesday held a demonstration to highlight the State of farmers in the country and condemned the killing of peasants at Mandsaur in M.P..The party also resolved not to meet Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at his residence in the future to protest the alleged bad treatment of its leaders by security and other officials at the entrance of the premises on Wednesday.March to CM’s homeLed by Abhay Singh Chautala, all INLD MLAs and two party MPs — Charanjit Singh Rori and Ram Kumar Kashyap, besides its State unit chief Ashok Arora and youth leader Digvijay Chautala took part in the protest. After the party’s executive meeting, INLD members, including senior leaders Ramphal Majra and Jaswinder Sandhu started to march towards the CM’s residence, but they were stopped by the police who had set up barricades about 500 metre away.“We had prepared two memoranda on various issues. One was to be forwarded to the Prime Minister and another one had to be submitted to the CM. “However, we were stopped by the police and the Chief Minister’s principal secretary R.K. Khullar, who was present there, told us to come with a small team to meet the CM,” Mr. Arora said.last_img read more

first_imgDaisy Rockwell is the translator of Hats and Doctors, a collection of short stories by the Hindi writer Upendranath Ashk, as well as of Ashk’s famous novel, Girti Diwarein, titled Falling Walls in English. Her 2004 book, Upendranath Ashk: A Critical Biography, is an exemplary work of literary biography, locating Ashk and his writing within the history of Hindi language and literature.Read it at Scroll Related Itemslast_img

first_imgIn 2000, Singapore-based scientific researcher Lata Raman, invested in a 1300sq.ft. apartment in Chennai for her parents. Settled abroad for the last two decades, she narrowed down on the apartment for the primary reason that she had other relatives who had purchased apartments in the same complex and it was a safer bet for her ageing parents.Read it at The Hindu Related Itemslast_img

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The U.S. is ranked No. 1 in the world and will face the Czech Republic, Japan and Turkey during Group E games in Shanghai. The Americans will hold training camps in Las Vegas and Los Angeles in August, then have exhibition games in California and Australia before arriving in China.The U.S. is seeking its third consecutive World Cup gold medal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce reacts in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer, when the Americans will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China and try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Pierce is replacing Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan, who withdrew because of scheduling conflicts. Pierce, the Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr and Villanova’s Jay Wright will be the assistants under head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Suns fire Igor Igor Kokoskov after 1 losing season PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The World Cup stretches through Sept. 15. The demands of the schedule and the travel would have likely been too daunting for McMillan — whose Pacers are scheduled to open training camp not long after the World Cup gold-medal game, and will then travel to India for a pair of preseason games on Oct. 4-5.“It’s an honor to receive this opportunity to represent our country and to work with such great coaches and staff,” Pierce said. “My family and I are excited about and committed to enjoying this journey.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPierce has history with U.S. men’s national team managing director Jerry Colangelo. When Colangelo was working for Philadelphia, Pierce was an assistant coach there.“He has demonstrated the ability in particular to be an outstanding defensive coach,” Colangelo said. “Also, it was evident during our time together in Philadelphia that he was a strong leader, players respected him a great deal. I think we’re fortunate to have someone of his abilities. I think he’s really a good addition.”last_img read more

first_imgWith less than 10 days left for Survivor Series, Friday Night SmackDown saw the WWE NXT roster continue their onslaught on the Blue Brand. The evening also saw the finalising of a Universal Championship match between ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan for the upcoming WWE Survivor Series 2019.The evening saw The Miz welcome, Daniel Bryan, to appear on the Miz TV where he questioned the former WWE Champion on his mental state after the onslaught he suffered in the hands of The Fiend Bray Wyatt last week. Bryan shot back that he may be washed up but he is still passionate about what he does. The segment also saw the airing of the Firefly FunHouse with Wyatt, who went on to goad Bryan into saying a ‘yes’ for a possible match. The to-and-fro continued but Bryan refused to give in, instead challenging Wyatt to a Universal Championship match at Survivor Series, to which Wyatt responded with a yes.Here’s what else happened on SmackDown:Ali and Shorty G defeated Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler via pinfall to remain on Team SmackDown.New Day versus The Revival for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship ended in no contest when Undisputed Era attacked.Heavy Machinery defeated enhancement talent via pinfall with the Compactor.Sasha Banks, Nikki Cross, Carmella and Dana Brooke defeated Rhea Ripley, Mia Yim, Teagen Nox and Dakota Kai via pinfall. The match, which was supposed to between Bayley and Cross, got aborted when Shayna Baszler and other NXT women invaded the show, setting up the eight-woman tag team match.The evening also saw Braun Strowman beat down The B-team after getting berated by Drew Gulak. bayleydaniel bryanFirefly FunhouseShayna Baszler First Published: November 16, 2019, 10:40 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

first_imgpoll plankMathura, Apr 17 (PTI) “Lord Ram is in our soul” but UP Assembly elections will be fought on the issue of development and corruption, the newly elected state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said today, giving a call for an “SP-BSP free” Uttar Pradesh.”We worship Lord Ram and he is in our soul, however, the party would contest the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha election in UP on the point of development and elimination of corruption and casteism along with family rule,” Maurya told reporters while replying to question on Ram temple issue.Addressing party workers, he attacked the Akhilesh Yadav government and asserted that people will again put their faith in BJP as they did in 2014 general election when the party and its allies won 71 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats.”People are fed up of prevailing casteism, family rule, corruption in the state and deteriorating law and order situation,” he said.”Akhilesh government has miserably failed. It could not do even ten percent what was expected of it. The law and order situation in UP is horrible,” he said, adding, the party would cross 265-seat mark given by the party President.Maurya, however, evaded queries on who would be the partys Chief Ministerial candidate.”The decision about Chief Ministerial candidate, if any, would be taken by party leadership and not by me. Party workers will unitedly contest the election of achieving the goal,” he added.Claiming BJP to be the only democratic party in the state, he said, “2014 was contested for Congress-free India while UP election would be contested for SP-BSP free state.”advertisementHe advised workers to take the different schemes of the current government to people and ensure that the benefits reach them.”Prime Minister Modi has done in two years what Congress could not do in 60 years,” he claimed.Lauding the Prime Minister for celebrating 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, Maurya said, “Congress had neglected him for 60 years while his contribution cannot be overlooked since he does not belong to a particular caste.” PTI CORR MNG RT MNGlast_img read more

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — At the beginning of spring training, when manager Terry Collins and members of the New York Mets’ front office were going over the schedule, one matchup stood out:A three-game Subway Series in late September.“One of the things we said is, ‘Je-sus! We hope that thing is not going to be both teams fighting for something,’” Collins said Wednesday. “And sure enough it is.”A Yankees-Mets matchup always excites fans in New York City. But when the teams take the field Friday night in Queens this late in the regular season for the first time, a whole lot more than bragging rights will be at stake in the most meaningful games they’ve played against each other since the all-New York World Series in 2000.The Mets are closing in on their first playoff appearance in nine years, sitting atop the NL East by eight games over Washington with 16 to play. A fan base frustrated by September collapses in 2007 and ’08, the Madoff financial scandal and six straight losing seasons has been rejuvenated by a cadre of young aces and a “Cespedes for the rest of us,” as Jerry Seinfeld tweeted about the arrival of slugger Yoenis Cespedes.The Yankees lead the AL wild-card race and trail first-place Toronto by 3 1/2 games in the AL East with 17 remaining. They missed the playoffs the past two seasons, and home attendance will likely be the lowest it’s been in 15 years.“It means everything,” Alex Rodriguez said in St. Petersburg, Florida. “New York’s the capital of the baseball world and to have both teams playing so well, it’s an especially important series, probably more so for us than for them.”A series that in June or July turns friends — and even families — against one another will rise to new levels of hype and hyperbole.“I think that the entertainment value is more for the fans and the city,” Mets captain David Wright said. “As players you try to treat it like another game, and it’s difficult to do that because of the energy the fans try to bring.”Back in April, the Yankees won two of three in the first Subway Series this year in the Bronx. But the lineups will look much different when Long Island-raised rookie Steven Matz throws the first pitch Friday night for the Mets.Here’s a look at the main factors that could determine the outcome this weekend:REVAMPED OFFENSE: The Mets have been on a tear since acquiring Cespedes at the July 31 trade deadline, going 30-13 beginning Aug. 1. The Cuban star has put himself in the NL MVP conversation with 17 homers and 42 RBIs in only 183 at-bats with the Mets. Wright, who missed the first series with an injury, has nine multihit games in 18 appearances since coming off the disabled list.MISSING PIECES: The Yankees have been slowed by the loss of first baseman Mark Teixeira, who was leading the team with 31 homers before breaking his leg on Aug. 17. A-Rod played only a handful of early games in the field this season, and with no designated hitter available in the National League ballpark, manager Joe Girardi has no plans to use his No. 3 hitter — and current home run and RBI leader — except as a pinch hitter.YOUNG ARMS: The Mets have been hoarding elite young pitchers since former general manager Omar Minaya drafted Matz in 2009 and then Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom a year later. Current GM Sandy Alderson traded 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey for Noah Syndergaard and catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Matz, Syndergaard and Harvey are scheduled to face the Bronx Bombers this weekend. Matz will be making his fifth big league start, Syndergaard his 22nd. Harvey might be held to five or six innings to limit his season workload. “I think it’s going to be beneficial for some of our young players to understand the focus and the concentration you’ve got to have to play under those circumstances,” Collins said. “If we do get in the postseason, they’re going to face it again.”ON THE MOUND: The Yankees are without one of their best starters, Nathan Eovaldi, who is sidelined with elbow inflammation. Masahiro Tanaka has been stellar lately but Michael Pineda has been inconsistent since returning from a month on the DL. But the biggest question mark is CC Sabathia, who is 4-9 with a 4.93 ERA. He did have his best start of the season Monday, tossing 6 2-3 scoreless innings at Tampa Bay.HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer___AP Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick and AP freelancer Mark Didtler in St. Petersburg, Florida, contributed to this report.last_img read more

first_imgNICOSIA (AP) — Costakis Koutsokoumnis, the president of the Cyprus Football Association for the last 17 years, has died at 61.The Cyprus FA said on its website that Koutsokoumnis died on Monday after a months-long battle with cancer.From 2001, Koutsokoumnis won seven consecutive elections uncontested after first becoming involved with the association in 1994.Some of his most significant achievements included bringing the association in line with UEFA’s financial criteria, streamlining judicial bodies, and helping clubs with their bottom line through proceeds from television broadcast rights. He also unified soccer on the island by bringing the rural football league within the association’s fold.In April, Koutsokoumnis gained a seat on the executive board of FIFA as a UEFA representative.FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini, left, walks with Cyprus Football Association President Costakis Koutsokoumnis, during a UEFA summit in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus. Koutsokoumnis, the president of the Cyprus Football Association for the last 17 years, has died at 61. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgKAZAN, Russia (AP) — Technology twice helped France at the World Cup on Saturday in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C.The French team was given a penalty kick, eventually converted by Antoine Griezmann in the 58th minute, after the referee watched the replay of a foul on the sideline.Paul Pogba later scored the winning goal in the 81st minute, and goal-line technology was used to confirm the ball had crossed the line after bouncing down off the crossbar.Australia captain Mile Jedinak had briefly equalized for Australia from the penalty spot in the 62nd after Samuel Umtiti handled the ball in the area.—By SAMUEL PETREQUIN , AP Sports WriterADDS THAT HE SCORES THE SECOND GOAL France’s Paul Pogba, second left, scores his side’s second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)France player celebrate after scoring their side’s second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan looks to the ball as France’s Paul Pogba scores his side second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgCommittee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai on Friday revealed that the Indian Premier League opening ceremony won’t be as extravagant as it had been over the last 11 seasons and part of the money allocated for the event will be donated to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack last week.Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the ghastly attack in which 40 paramilitary soldiers lost their lives on February 14.”We’ll not have a regular IPL opening ceremony and the amount of the budget for the opening ceremony will be given to families of the victims of this terror attack,” Vinod Rai said.CoA member Vinod Rai: We’ll not have a regular IPL opening ceremony and the amount of the budget for the opening ceremony will be given to families of the victims of this terror attack. #PulwamaAttack pic.twitter.com/WVe8txWx7zANI (@ANI) February 22, 2019The COA and the Board of Control for Cricket in India also decided to write to the International Cricket Council to express their concerns about Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup following the Pulwama attack.”We’ll write to ICC expressing our concerns about attacks that took place & that security of players, officials & everybody else must be taken care of. We’re telling cricketing community that in future we must sever ties with nations from where terror emanates,” Rai said.Calls have been growing louder with each passing day for India to boycott the June 16 World Cup match against Pakistan. But the BCCI got to know from the ICC that if they put their proposal of throwing Pakistan out of the World Cup, they will lose it hands down, India Today also learnt from sources.advertisement”16th June (India vs Pakistan match in World Cup) is very far away. We will take a call on that much later and in consultations with the government,” Rai added.The BCCI and COA members – Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji – met in New Delhi on Friday where they discussed the matter along with the new CoA member Lt General Ravi Thodge.The board would be staring at a huge financial loss and even a hefty fine from the International Cricket Council (ICC) if they indeed decide to forfeit the June 16 group match against Pakistan in the World Cup.last_img read more

first_imgIndian golfer Shiv Kapur is relishing the opportunity to play alongside close friend and New Zealand’s former cricket captain Stephen Fleming as he aims to establish himself as one of the genuine contenders for the 100th New Zealand Open starting Thursday.The spirited 37-year-old will spearhead the Asian Tour challenge in the talented field when he makes his debut appearance at the approximately USD 850,000 event, which is slated to take place at the scenic Millbrook Resort and The Hills.Kapur, a four-time Asian Tour winner, is known for his love for cricket and he took time off to participate in a cricket match at the Millbrook Cricket Ground on Monday.”Stephen and I have known each other for a few years now. We have been talking about playing together for a couple of years now and it’s great that it’s happening this time,” he said.”We played in a cricket match at the Millbrook Cricket Ground earlier this week and we have been paired together in the tournament as well. He is one of my childhood heroes on the cricket field and to be able to partner with him is a real honour for me.”Ahead of the event, Kapur also made an unforgettable trip to the beautiful Milford Sound with his family.Kapur said is looking forward to his “favourite tournament of the year”.”I had a lot of high expectations of New Zealand after all that I had heard and it has definitely lived up to the hype and so much more now that I am here. I think it’s by far the prettiest place in the world to play golf,” he said.advertisement”The tournament format and all that goes on around the event, it definitely gets my vote as my favourite tournament of the year.”Among others, Thailand’s Panuphol Pittayarat is looking to better his tied-55th place result from last year as he gears up for a second attempt at the New Zealand Open. He sang praises of the event’s Pro-Am format, which he deemed will help him stay relaxed and bring out his ‘A’ game.Coming off the back of a victory, Australian Daniel Nisbet is hoping to kick start his title defence with a bang at the prestigious event, where he closed with a superb nine-under-par 62 to win by two shots for his maiden Asian Tour title at the Millbrook Resort 12 months ago.A total of 152 professionals from 17 countries will play the first two rounds alternately at Millbrook Resort and The Hills before the second round cut of top 60 and ties.The final two rounds will be played at The Hills and the New Zealand Open Champion will be the leading player after 72 holes of stroke play.The tournament also hosts 152 amateur players, each partnering with a Professional in a two-man best-ball event, competing for the NZ Pro-Am Championship.Notable Pro-Am celebrities to look out for include Black Caps legend Stephen Fleming, former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, Tom Walsh, the world indoor and outdoor champion shot putter and newly-crowned New Zealand Sportsman of The Year, as well as Hayden Paddon, a former World Rally Championship driver.Also Watch:last_img read more

first_imgThe 34-year-old woman, who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape and extortion, was attacked last week (Saturday) by two people riding a sports bike, while she was taking a morning walk. It has emerged that the attack was masterminded by her lawyer Ali Kaashif Khan, the police told The Times of India.A case was registered against two unidentified people under section 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and other relevant sections. According to the complaint, the pillion rider on the sports bike slashed the victim’s hand with a sharp object. He also threatened her of an acid attack, following which he threw a sheet of paper on the road and asked the victim to read it.The attackers all of whom are students were identified as brothers Zishan Ansari (23) and Altamash (22), Jithin Santosh Kurian (22) and Arafat Ahmed Ali (21). The police told the publication that Ali is a distant relative of the victim’s lawyer and during the interrogation confessed that he had “assigned them the task of threatening his client for money.”The police is looking for the lawyer Ali Kaashif Khan and an accomplice.A police officer told The Times of India, “The motive behind the attack will be clear only after the lawyer is arrested. The lawyer’s name cropped up after one of the four arrested men said that it was the lawyer who had discussed the attack with them and paid them some money. The planning was done four-five days before the attack. The attackers were given a proper daily schedule of the victim’s morning walk. Accordingly, Zishan, who is doing his BCom, and his brother Altamash, who is pursuing BMM, planned the attack while Ali rode the two-wheeler belonging to Zishan and Kurian slashed at the victim’s arm before he threw the paper scribbled with the words Take The Case Back’. He also showed her a bottle threatening to attack her with acid.”advertisementOberoi was arrested on May 6 and was sent to 14 days of judicial custody by an Andheri court. An FIR was registered against him under sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code. According to the FIR, the actor allegedly raped the woman on the pretext of marrying her.The FIR also stated that Oberoi not only raped the woman and filmed the act but also demanded money from the victim and threatened to release the video if she did not pay the requisite sum.Also read | Karan Oberoi rape case: Victim attacked in Mumbailast_img read more

first_imgTransfers Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Gunners pull out of Malcom race Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:59 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Arsenal Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up Arsenal pull out of Malcom raceArsenal have pulled out of the race to sign Malcom from Bordeaux in January.The Gunners are not willing to pay the French club’s asking price of £44 million, though they remain confident that they can sign the 20-year-old in the summer.Tottenham have also been linked with the exciting forward. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Read the full story on Goal! Dortmund adamant no Auba deal donePierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia DortmundPierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be being strongly linked with Arsenal, but Borussia Dortmund consider the rumours to be “rubbish”.The Gabon international has emerged as a top target for the Gunners during the January transfer window, with Arsene Wenger eager to find another proven threat in the final third as Alexis Sanchez edges towards the exits.Read what Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has had to say on the rumours here.Mourinho confirms Man Utd ‘are there’ in Alexis chaseAlexisJose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United “are there” in regards to their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, but says the deal is not yet done.The United boss also revealed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be in the squad to face Burnley, but that he is in good condition ahead of his proposed switch to Arsenal.Read the full story on Goal! No Man Utd debut for Alexis v BurnleyEMBED ONLY Alexis Sanchez Manchester UnitedAlexis Sanchez will not make his Manchester United debut against Burnley this weekend.Jose Mourinho’s men are set to sign the Chile international in a £35 million deal, and were hopeful of playing him against Sean Dyche’s men.However, Alexis has not been registered in time to play against the Clarets.Read the full story on Goal! Merson endorses move for MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan Man UtdPaul Merson believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be a “sensation” at Arsenal as the out-of-favour Manchester United playmaker closes in on a move to London.Premier League rivals Arsenal and United are reportedly close to completing a deal which will see Alexis Sanchez and Mkhitaryan swap places.Read what he had to say about Mkhitaryan on Goal! Alexis frozen out of Arsenal trainingAlexis Sanchez ArsenalAlexis Sanchez trained away from the Arsenal first team on Thursday as his move to Manchester United draws nearer, reports the Mirror .Having trained as recently as the previous day, the Chilean cut a lone figure in practice at the Colney ground. A deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan plus a cash payment could be completed as soon as Friday.Giroud bound for Dortmund in Auba dealOlivier Giroud, ArsenalOlivier Giroud is set to move to Borussia Dortmund as part of the deal that takes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal, claims the Mirror .Already relegated by the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, Giroud would slip further down the pecking order should Auba land at the Emirates. But Dortmund could offer a way out in a cash plus player deal for their Gabon striker, having already shown interest in the Frenchman over the summer. Parlour: Giroud the answer for ChelseaOlivier Giroud ArsenalFormer Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour said Olivier Giroud would be the “perfect” signing for London rivals Chelsea, who are looking to provide support to Alvaro Morata.Chelsea have been linked with surprising moves for West Ham’s Andy Carroll and Stoke City veteran Peter Crouch as the Premier League champions attempt to bolster their forward stocks.Read his full comments on Goal! Wenger: Alexis loss won’t hurt like RVPRobin van Persie, ArsenalArsene Wenger is resigned to losing Alexis Sanchez and believes that Arsenal fans have made their peace with him leaving as well, claiming that the loss of former forward Robin van Persie to the same Manchester United side in 2012 was much more painful. Arsenal and Manchester United are thought to be nearing a conclusion on negotiations of a swap deal that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to London as Sanchez moves the other way. Read his full comments right here on Goal! Ozil & Wilshere deals closeMesut Ozil ArsenalMesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere are set to hand Arsenal a welcome boost by committing to new contracts, reports The Sun .The Gunners duo are among those heading towards free agency at Emirates Stadium, with no fresh terms agreed as yet.Both are, however, locked in talks and are ready to bring the uncertainty surrounding their respective futures to a close by putting pen to paper.Arsenal’s Auba comments irk DortmundPierre-Emerick AubameyangArsene Wenger’s willingness to discuss Arsenal’s links to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “disrespectful”, says Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.The Gunners boss was quizzed once again on Thursday about his reported interest in the prolific Gabon international .Zorc has hit back by saying: “We consider it disrespectful to speak about players from other clubs. We assume that Wenger has enough to do dealing with his own players.”Read the full story on Goal. Welbeck on Besiktas’ shopping listDanny Welbeck ArsenalArsenal striker Danny Welbeck is on Besiktas’ shopping list, according to Bleacher Report .The Turkish outfit recently sold leading forward Cenk Tosun to Everton, and they are also monitoring Islam Slimani, Javier Hernandez and Kelechi Iheanacho.last_img read more

first_imgGarner on target as Man Utd beat Lincoln in EFL Trophyby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Garner helped Manchester United to victory over Lincoln City in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.It was United’s second consecutive win in the competition after beating Rotherham in the opening game.Neil Wood fielded a back four with the average age of 17.5 years, but it didn’t matter as Garner’s first-half strike was enough to seal victory.United also struck the woodwork on two occasions against the League One Club. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgA general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at on October 24, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the 2018 class has announced a new commitment. It’s a big one.Ale Kaho, a five-star linebacker in the 2018 class, had been committed to Washington, however, he’s gotten out of his pledge to the Huskies and chosen a new program.The five-star recruit was released from his national letter of intent earlier this week. According to 247Sports, he’s decided on a commitment.Kaho has committed to Alabama.From 247Sports:The former five-star linebacker from Reno, Nev., was released from his national letter of intent with Washington on Monday and a source close to the situation has informed 247Sports that Alabama will be the landing spot. It is expected that Kaho, the No. 1-rated inside linebacker in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports rankings, will depart for Tuscaloosa as early as Wednesday night.The 6-foot-1, 218-pound prospect was a longtime commit to Brigham Young during the recruiting process before flipping his commitment to the Huskies just prior to the early signing period last December. He signed with Washington last year and arrived in Seattle this summer, but never enrolled while wrapping up required coursework. Huskies head coach Chris Petersen cited “personal reasons” for the release of the program’s highest-rated incoming freshman.The 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker is ranked the No. 21 overall recruit in the 2018 class by 247Sports.last_img read more

first_img “…when a vessel like Disney calls at any port, it adds to the credibility of that port, and the credibility of the people and the service that it offers,” Story Highlights In an interview with JIS News, Minister McNeill said that the Disney brand is an incredibly strong one and the visit of the vessel is a plus for Jamaica and Falmouth. The 2,700-passenger vessel, docked at the Falmouth pier, attracted the interest of hundreds of curious onlookers. The Disney Wonder cruise ship, part of the Disney Cruise Line, called at the Port of Falmouth on Tuesday, October 8, on the first of five calls to the port for the year.The 2,700-passenger vessel, which docked at the Falmouth pier early in the morning, attracted the interest of hundreds of curious onlookers, craft vendors, tour operators, and members of the Falmouth business community.Several local officials, including the Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill and Mayor of Falmouth, Garth Wilkinson, were invited onboard to participate in a maritime tradition of a plaque exchange, which serves the dual purpose of welcoming the ship, and for the captain and crew to celebrate the vessel’s first call in Jamaica.In an interview with JIS News, Minister McNeill said that the Disney brand is an incredibly strong one and the visit of the vessel is a plus for Jamaica and Falmouth.“People know that the company (Disney) is one that tries to have the highest standards and is very discerning about who they do business with and where they do business.  So, Disney coming to Jamaica is a tremendous endorsement of Jamaica,” he stated.The Tourism Minister said that the visit is an opportunity for both brands to learn something from each other, adding that he hopes that the relationship will be a lasting one. “I think that them having come to Jamaica to work with us, and showing confidence in us, and the excitement they have to be here is a great thing,” he stated.Dr. McNeill, in underscoring the economic benefits of cruise shipping, said that both the government and the private sector have to jointly ensure that systems are in place for the country to fully benefit from the cruise shipping.“We have to move with the market trends and ensure that what is available to the visitors is what they want,” he stated.Mayor of Falmouth, Garth Wilkinson, told JIS News that the visit of the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship “is a dream come true for the people of Trelawny”.While accepting that there are still a number of issues that need to be ironed out within the town, he said he is thankful that another cruise ship has decided to call at the Falmouth pier and especially one as notable as Disney Wonder.He said that the fact that the cruise is promoted as a family affair, with a number of children on-board, “speaks volumes for how we are viewed internationally as a safe place, which is what we need in Jamaica, that people know that Jamaica is safe to come and really enjoy themselves and do business.”Meanwhile, former President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Lee Bailey, also underscored the importance of the Disney Brand visiting Jamaica and more so the Port of Falmouth.“Disney is a very successful company, and a well known company throughout the world.  Their standards are extremely high, and so when a vessel like Disney calls at any port, it adds to the credibility of that port, and the credibility of the people and the service that it offers,” he stated.The vessel is expected to return to Falmouth later this month, twice in November and once in December.last_img read more

first_imgNova Scotia companies will soon see a reduction of about 30,000 hours of paperwork every year and simplified procedures for doing business. Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Jamie Muir introduced amendments to the Companies Act, today, April 12, that will improve how companies are registered in Nova Scotia. “These amendments will not only reduce paperwork for businesses, they will also help us retain Nova Scotia’s advantage as a province of choice for unlimited liability companies,” said Mr. Muir. “We will be able to remain competitive with Alberta and British Columbia, the only other provinces that allow unlimited liability companies.” The amendments were developed as a result of a multi-year consultations with corporate law specialists and department officials. Changes include a simpler process for companies thatare amalgamating, changing to an unlimited company or changing share structure. The changes will allow companies to better carry out reasonable business decisions with simpler and less expensive procedures, while continuing to protect creditors and minority stakeholders.last_img read more

first_imgTravel and Tourism Fair (TTF), oldest and one of the biggest travel trade show networks in India kick started the 30th edition of TTF Kolkata on July 12.TTF Kolkata will be held until July 14, 2019 at the Netaji Indoor Stadium and Khudiram Anushilan Kendra with 440 exhibitors, including pavilions of various national tourism boards and state tourism boards. Participants from 14 countries and 25 Indian states are joining the show this year. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal are taking part as Partner Countries while Thailand and Bahrain have joined as Feature Countries. Other countries being represented in TTF Kolkata include Bhutan, China, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa and UAE. India Tourism will also have a prominent presence at the show. Among Indian states, West Bengal and Uttarakhand have the largest pavilions, followed by Odisha, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan who have set up extensive state pavilions with their private operators. Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Tripura, Nagaland, Jammu & Kashmir and Karnataka have also set up state pavilions, to attract tourists. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThis year, TTF Kolkata will be for the first time hosting the TTF Forum. A knowledge-sharing platform, TTF Forum at Kolkata will witness a panel discussion on Exploring Travel and Tourism Opportunities Beyond Eastern India: How Bangladeshi Tourists Outnumbered European Travellers to India. The panel will have speakers from prominent destination management companies from Bangladesh. TTF Kolkata has always been a must-visit event not only for the travel trade and tourists from Kolkata but also the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh topped Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in 2017, with a footfall of 2156557 tourists. On the other hand, it also receives a majority of international tourists from India. TTF Kolkata has also received consistent support from the Ministry of Tourism, State Tourism Boards, National Tourist Offices, thousands of private exhibitors and trade associations and continues to be a unique platform providing opportunities for buyers and sellers from across the country to showcase their latest offerings and build long term business ties. “TTF Kolkata is India’s oldest and one of the busiest travel trade shows in India. With the increasing importance of outbound and inbound potential in the East and Southeast Asia, it serves as a strategically important gateway for the industry. That is the reason it is a full house show every year since the last 29 years – a legacy that we are proud of,” remarked Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman and CEO of Fairfest Media Ltd. TTF is supported by Incredible India, TAAI, OTOAI, ATOAI, ADTOI, IATO, IAAI, SKAL International, NEHATO and ETAA. Travel News Digest is the official publication of TTF. After Kolkata, West India edition of TTF will take place in Ahmedabad (August 30, 31, September 1), Surat (September 6-8), Mumbai (September 13-15) and Pune (September 20-22). In 2020, TTF Bengaluru is scheduled from January 17-19 and TTF Chennai on January 24-26.last_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: TORONTO – Corus Entertainment announced on Friday, an extensive three-year partnership between Royal Bank of Canada and HGTV Canada‘s Bryan and Sarah Baeumler. The partnership aims to bring Canadians closer to their goals by sharing expert financial and practical advice on everything from budgeting for home renovations to tips on growing a business. The collaboration is the first of its kind for Corus Tempo, a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment, and was facilitated with the help of RBC media planning agency, Initiative.“We are proud to create and support this landmark partnership between HGTV Canada’s Bryan and Sarah Baeumler and RBC,” said Lynn Chambers, Vice President, Corus Tempo. “This partnership reflects the power of Corus in bolstering unique opportunities for clients and fusing them with our influential roster of talent.”“We’re thrilled to launch this partnership with the help of Corus Entertainment,” said Alan Depencier, Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “The Baeumlers are loyal clients of RBC and they share the same common values around providing expertise and advice to help make dreams come true and Somedays happen. It’s a natural fit for us.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement The multi-platform partnership launches Sunday, January 14 with the RBC Home Someday Contest in tandem with the Season 2 premiere of Bryan Inc. at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada. Canadians can enter the RBC Home Someday Contest by visiting hgtv.ca/rbchome and sharing their home story – whether it be buying a first property, renovating an existing home, or paying off a mortgage. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000 and a personal home consultation with Bryan and Sarah Baeumler. In addition to the grand prize, the contest will also award two secondary prizes of $10,000. The contest is open until February 28 and the winners will be selected by RBC and the Baeumlers.“Corus and RBC have always supported our family and the growth of our business,” said Bryan Baeumler. “This organic partnership allows us to offer our expertise alongside RBC to help Canadians reach their goals.”Promotional elements of the partnership will be featured on multiple Corus networks including HGTV Canada, Global Television, DIY, and DejaView in broadcast and online. This spring HGTV.ca will host branded webisodes, while HGTV Canada’s Facebook page will promote additional content with the Baeumlers.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About RBCRoyal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 80,000 employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com. We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-sustainability/.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPR  Watch full episodes and see exclusive content at hgtv.caFollow HGTV Canada on Twitter @hgtvcanada and Facebook at Facebook.com/hgtv.ca | #BryanIncFollow @RBC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – A Canada-U.S. women-in-business group created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump released its first set of recommendations Wednesday, proposing more affordable child care and a new binational procurement initiative.It’s the first of five anticipated reports from the Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, created during Trudeau’s first meeting with Trump last February.It is delivering its findings to the two leaders. This first report is on supporting women-owned businesses, and subsequent ones due through July will look at science education, attracting entrepreneurs, and improving access to capital.This first report makes four recommendations: affordable child care, getting startup-funding groups to measure and encourage women’s access to investment, diversity programs in private-sector supply chains and a new public-sector procurement initiative.The procurement idea calls on Canada to create a program like one in the U.S. where five per cent of public contracts are set aside for women-owned businesses in sectors where women are under-represented.It says the countries’ programs should be linked, with women able to qualify for the contracts in either country.The report notes the differences between existing child-care policies in Canada and the U.S.: Canada has a national system allowing paid parental leave, unlike the U.S. But the report says access to day care remains a challenge in both countries.”We recognize that Canada and the United States have taken different approaches to family policy and unpaid care work and do not suggest there is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution,” said the report.”In the United States, we heard women say that the high cost of childcare or in-home support prevented them from scaling their companies to their full potential. In Canada, we heard the need for more affordable quality child care programs… (Solutions) could include things such as maternity leave policies and tax incentives. It could also include measures to level the playing field between caregivers — for example, paternity leave policies.”The 20-page report lays out numerous gender disparities in the business world.It points to the minuscule percentage of major companies owned by women. The percentage is even smaller in Canada than the U.S. Citing federal data from both countries, it notes that a mere 14 per cent of companies in the U.S. with 100-500 employees are female-owned, and just seven per cent in Canada. The numbers for smaller businesses are only slightly higher.There’s a similar disparity in startup funding: 19 per cent of startups that get seed funding have a female founder, according to figures it cites from CrunchBase. The ratio drops for companies getting subsequent funding — for later-stage funding, 13 per cent or less of it goes to companies with a female founder.The paper urges funding groups to keep these statistics, and track them, quoting one CEO: ”You cannot improve what you don’t measure.” It also encourages companies to establish more networking opportunities.The challenge of networking is laid out in another part of the paper that cites survey stats showing there’s no clear consensus among men and women when asked whether it’s appropriate to have dinner, have lunch, drive in a car, or have a drink with a women who’s not their spouse.”It is worth noting that business relations between men and women are receiving greater scrutiny in the wake of recent sexual harassment scandals,” says the paper.”It is critical that women be encouraged and supported as they come forward about these instances. At the same time, some men have described heightened caution when interacting with women, especially in professional settings. A big takeaway is the need to challenge harmful social attitudes and biases, but also to be mindful of overcompensating behaviours that can further isolate women in business.”The paper released Wednesday was part of the project led by GE Canada President Elyse Allan, and NRStor Inc. CEO Annette Verschuren.The U.S. president’s daughter Ivanka, who participated in the launch of the project, saluted the arrival of the first report: ”Thanks … for your recommendations on growing women-owned businesses,” she tweeted.”We value private sector input in advancing the success of women entrepreneurs in US & Canada.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the council was created by Trudeau and Ivanka Trump and that it was expected to produce just four reports.last_img read more