first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Security was tight at the arena as a SWAT team stood guard outside.“We’ve already undertaken a lot of preparation, and with the way the world looks today this type of incident (Monday’s attack) is the kind of thing we have to prepare for. So it has been part of our planning all along,” Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.United manager Jose Mourinho said Tuesday he and his players were finding it hard not to think about the attack, which targeted fans leaving a pop concert by the American singer Ariana Grande and left 59 people injured.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ For Mark, a 19-year-old Manchester fan living in Stockholm, this was no ordinary match. “It was very special because of the events that happened in Manchester and now they qualify for Champions League,” he said. Vijay Patel, a 29-year-old Manchester fan from the UK, said the team came out even stronger in the aftermath of the attack. “It should motivate them… they’re not just winning for the team they’re winning for the city,” he said. Team supporters were celebrating hours earlier at a fan zone in Stockholm’s leafy Kungstradgarden park where they played football and took photos.ADVERTISEMENT Heat’s Big 3 era ends as deal struck for Bosh to go—report ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO LATEST STORIES South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 athletes LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Shaun Payne, a 29-year-old United supporter, said Monday’s attack undoubtedly scarred the team, but he was optimistic that they would win.“They have nothing to lose tonight. They’ll go for it,” he told AFP.“It’ll provide extra motivation to represent the city and to hopefully bring the trophy back with us,” he says. Tight securityRob Coppen, a 28-year-old Ajax fan from Amsterdam donning the team’s kit, said the terror attack took the joy out of the final. “(The attack) has taken the spark off the game. It’s been a while since Ajax has been in a Euro final so it’s a pity.“But what can you do? Nobody asked for this, neither Manchester nor Ajax,” he said. Amy Edwards, a Manchester fan, was worried about safety at the final, but said she refused to let fear control her life. “I’m worried a little bit in case something happens tonight, but I guess it’s always a risk you take anyway and go to high profile games,” she said.“But you can’t stay inside,” she added. “Obviously the events in Manchester has put a dampener on everything but hopefully we can win and bring the trophy back tonight.” Manchester’s Wayne Rooney holds the trophy after winning 2-0 during the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)A crowd of Manchester United fans were cheering outside a Stockholm stadium on Wednesday as their team won the Europa League, a relief for the supporters after the Manchester terror attack 48 hours earlier.“It’s fantastic to see them winning. We were always confident that we would win,” said George Malloy, a 69-year-old from Dublin. ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games “I think it will be a good lift for the people of Manchester,” he added. Manchester fans were screaming and whistling in joy, while their Ajax counterparts were biting their nails as the English club won 2-0. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingOutside the entrance of the modernly decorated Friends Arena in the Stockholm suburb of Solna, fans were upbeat and cheerful under sunny summer skies, but nervous about both the outcome of the match and security issues.Ahead of Wednesday’s match, players held a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena which left 22 people dead. Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicanslast_img read more

first_imgThe opening duo of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have The opening duo of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have failed to fire of late but Katich backed them to come good. “We feel that they are very good players and good players normally respond to pressure and big match occasion. This is basically like a final and I am sure they would want to go and do as well as they can to get us off to a good start,” Katich said. “If they dont, there are other guys in batting line-up who have the opportunity to play well. Our batsmen have been in good form, they had a disappointing game the other night but that does not make them bad players. They just had a bad game. Hopefully they put that aside, come back with a positive mindset and get out there tomorrow and show theyre still in good form.” Down with a hamstring injury that ruled him out against Gujarat Lions, Russell still remains a doubtful starter in their concluding league fixture tomorrow. “Andre is getting treatment from our physio and we are unsure about where he is at. He is probably going to miss out if he is not fit enough to play tomorrow given the nature of the injury,” said Katich. Katich, however, said paceman Umesh Yadav was making good progress. “He too has been getting regular treatment and he is improving well. We wont know his availability until tomorrow,” he said. Back after a remedial action, off-spinner Sunil Narine who had bagged 74 wickets in his first four seasons with KKR and played an instrumental role in their triumphs in 2012 and 2014 too looks lacklustre with eight wickets from nine matches in 2016. But Katich refused to agree and said, “I would not say he was off colour. It is a big thing to come back from. History says many guys have found it hard to come back after remedial action. The fact that he is back and there have been no question marks on his actions is a big positive. “You got to remember too that he had a substantial amount of time out of the game. He has had to remodel his action which has taken a fair bit of time with a lot of work. He has been fantastic in the way he has approached it. He has been positive and gone back playing without any pressure. He has bowled in Powerplays and the death whatever Gambhir has asked him to do. To me that is a huge positive,” Katich said. “It is a big expectation to think that he will do what he did in the past after just stepping back into cricket. He dominated this competition for a number of years and helped KKR to huge team success. Hopefully as each game goes on he gets more and more confidence in his new action. It is a big change for him and he is a huge talent.” More PTI TAP PDS ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgARIESYour individualistic approach brings success. You are not afraid of expressing brilliant ideas even if they arouse controversy to begin with. You can be sudden in love or anger. You work well with young people. You have the right quality of innocence and clarity. Lucky number 7. Colour red. TAURUSYou may need to rejuvenate energy, as you seem exhausted dealing with blocks, and legalities. You are generous in relationships. You need to find a healing outlet or release for your anger and frustration or you may explode at the wrong time and wrong place. Lucky number 10. Colour orange. GEMINIBe practical or you can get restless with professional and personal situations. Things are changing by themselves so allow a bit of time to give you direction. Reason is divorced from reality – look at the truth! Reflection heralds the end of a delusion. Lucky number 10. Colour rust. CANCERNine cups full of light greet you with love in relationships and success in professional ventures. Everything seems to be moving at a happy pace but you can feel the changes trickling in and transforming relationships. A shopping spree can upset your budget. Lucky number 9. Colour pink. LEOSince you are divided about choices, a quick, spontaneous decision takes you towards fulfillment and success. Mental differences are resolved with friendly consideration and a loving attitude. Your duality within draws you towards different moods and activities! Lucky number 2. Colour blue. VIRGOYou are blessed with energy and dynamism in earthy aspects, which you infuse in business affairs. Your social life at this juncture maybe considered dull and you are somewhat resentful of spiritual and emotional aspects. Relationships are stable and supportive. Lucky number 18. Colour brown.advertisement LIBRAYou tend to suffer agonies of mind unnecessarily by worrying about everything and imagining the worst. There is no need to feel oppressed but stand up for yourself and get free of limitations. Your patience in relationships brings you love and support. Lucky number 9. Colour silver grey. SCORPIOYou stand strong against stormy weather and difficult situations to face professional and personal challenges. Wealth and physical well being allow you to travel, indulge in sport and burn your candle at both ends. A valuable relationship is vulnerable. Lucky number 10. Colour reds. SAGITTARIUSLike ‘The Queen of Swords’ you are brilliant, individualistic and not ready to make compromises in any aspect. You are intensely perceptive and don’t miss any undercurrents or political games that go on around you. Tender care is needed in relationships. Lucky number 6. Colour blue. CAPRICORNAn empty canvas eagerly awaits your first brush stroke, which reveals the mood and colour of your new project. Personal relationships are rejuvenated with new feelings. The past gets wiped out, without any effort or regret, once you make a new beginning. Lucky number 8. Colour white. AQUARIUSA blend of success and pleasure leaves you with mixed feelings. You give in to what others want but would rather abandon yourself to a relaxing day. You share happy times with loved ones. You are likely to invest in a luxury that brings a temporary thrill. Lucky number 4. Colour yellow. PISCES’The Knight of Cups’ brings up friendships and connections from the past as nostalgia over whelms you. You are much in demand during family happenings and engagements. You are graceful and amiable, quick to respond to attraction and easily enthusiastic. Lucky number 5. Colour browns.last_img read more

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares LONDON – Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Athenian-born small forward on the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, affectionately dubbed the “Greek Freak” wants to see his brother, Thanasis, playing full-fledged professional basketball, too.He is currently playing for the New York Knicks’ D-League team, the Westchester Knicks, but Giannis thinks Thanasis is ready for prime time.“He’s ready,” Antetokounmpo said, the New York Post reported. . “I don’t think the Knicks have to lose anything.  They don’t have anything to lose. My brother could bring energy to the team and is hard-working, and guys from the team can see that and take something from him.’’The Knicks are having a horrendous season, and so Antetokounmpo thinks bringing Thanasis in could only be a win-win at this point, or at least, have no downside.Though Thanasis is two years older than Giannis, the younger Antetokounmpo is currently the bigger star, mostly because of his massive frame: Thanasis is 6’7, but Giannis is 6’11, hence the “Greek Freak” monicker.Giannis is the biggest Greek star in the NBA since Kurt Rambis made it big with the great Los Angeles Lakers Teams of the 1980s, which included superstars Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Rambis, whose trademark was his prominent mustache and thick glasses, was often referred to as Clark Kent. Hardly a flashy player, Rambis was lauded as the consummate workman on the court.Since retiring, Rambis has enjoyed success in coaching, and is currently an assistant coach with the Knicks, where Thanasis might be heading soon.last_img read more

first_imgLYON, France — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U.S. team that celebrated and savored each triumph at the Women’s World Cup.Rapinoe won the Golden Ball as top player and the Golden Boot as top scorer, and the United States backed up its brashness by winning while simultaneously making a strong statement for gender equity.“We’ve done exactly what we set out to do, done exactly what we wanted to do, said what we feel,” Rapinoe said. “All of us, really. I know sometimes my voice is louder, but everybody is in this together. We’re such a proud and strong and defiant group of women.”United States’ Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)The U.S. won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Rapinoe converted a tie-breaking penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.Rapinoe scored in the 61st minute after a video review determined Stefanie van der Gragt had fouled Alex Morgan with a kick to the shoulder while competing for a deflected pass in the penalty area.Two days past her 34th birthday, Rapinoe slotted the ball past Sari van Veenendaal for her sixth goal of the tournament. She became the oldest player to score in a Women’s World Cup final.“Getting to play at the highest level of the World Cup with the team we have is just ridiculous. But to be able to couple that with everything on the field and to back up all of those words with performances and to back up all of those performances with words, it’s just incredible,” Rapinoe said. “I feel like this team is in the midst of changing the world around us as we live, and it’s just an incredible feeling.”Lavelle, at 24 the team’s up-and-coming star, added her third goal of the tournament on an 18-yard left-footed shot in the 69th after a solo run from the center circle.“It’s been a long journey. It doesn’t seem real yet. I hasn’t hit me, it’s so surreal, to be part of this group and to play with these players,” Lavelle said.US players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. US won 2:0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)The monthlong journey isn’t over quite yet for players who captured the hearts of a nation. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio needed just a few seconds after the match to invite the team to a ticker-tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes in Manhattan on Wednesday.Fans, many dressed in red, white and blue, chanted “Equal Pay!” at the final whistle , a reminder players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March claiming gender discrimination. The sides have agreed to mediate the lawsuit.Rapinoe drew the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump by saying she would refuse to visit the White House. Trump called out Rapinoe on Twitter, saying she should never “disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team.” He said he would invite the team win or lose.But shortly after the title game, Trump tweeted: “Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!”Rapinoe also called out FIFA on the eve of the championship, suggesting soccer’s governing body was not doing enough to grow the women’s game, pointing to unequal prize money and the scheduling of the final on the same day as the championships of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Chicago and the Copa America final in Brazil.Whether unequal treatment from soccer officials will change is uncertain. The Americans’ dominance in France is unquestioned.They never trailed at the tournament and set records with 26 goals and a 12-game World Cup winning streak dating to 2015. Jill Ellis became the first coach to lead a team to two Women’s World Cup titles, and the U.S. joined Germany in 2003 and 2007 as the only repeat champions. While the U.S. has four titles, Germany is the only other nation with even two.“It’s just chemistry. They put their hearts and soul into this journey,” Ellis said. “They made history.”FIFA President Gianni Infantino handed over the trophy, a stark contrast to four years ago in Canada, when then-president Sepp Blatter was a no-show as U.S. prosecutors investigated corruption in soccer’s governing body.With confidence that some called arrogance — triggering a backlash that the angry response was sexist — this American team established a standard that exceeded the U.S. champions of 1991, 1999 and 2015, becoming a goal for all others to match. Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain were among the former American players who joined the current generation for the postgame celebration. Tobin Heath made angels in the fallen confetti.Alyssa Naeher, the 31-year-old who succeeded Hope Solo in goal, faced repeated questions entering the tournament but allowed just three goals and finished with her fourth shutout.The U.S. had scored within the first 12 minutes of its previous six matches but the European champions sat back to keep their defensive shape and kept the score 0-0 through the first half.Video review, adopted by FIFA for the men’s World Cup last year, showed its impact when Stephanie Frappart, the first woman to referee a men’s Ligue 1 match, initially did not call the foul on Morgan, then went to the screen at the side of the field, watched replays and signaled toward the spot.United States players celebrate their victory in the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. US won 2:0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)Rapinoe, who missed Tuesday’s semifinal win over England with a hamstring injury, became the first woman to score on a penalty kick during a Women’s World Cup final, her 50th goal in 158 international appearances. She ended the Netherlands’ 317-minute scoreless streak and matched Morgan and England’s Ellen White for most goals in the tournament, winning the Golden Ball based on fewer minutes.Rapinoe was given a standing ovation when she was substituted in the 79th minute. The crowd of 57,900 at Stade de Lyon for Le Grand Finale included France President Emmanuel Macron.Rebounding from a loss to Sweden on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics, the Americans opened the World Cup with a record 13-0 rout of lowly Thailand, triggering debate over whether the celebrations after each goal were excessive. Carli Lloyd responded the next match by following a goal with a polite golf clap. Then Morgan stirred it up again when she scored against England and celebrated as if sipping tea, pinkie outstretched.Now, after all the memorable drama, they will have a fourth star above the crest on the team’s jerseys and a higher platform to advance their cause.“It’s something that we’ve worked so hard for. All of us, individually, have just faced so much adversity through this whole journey,” Morgan said. “We’ve been tested individually and collectively so much. So to see, four years ago, us go from two to three, and now three to four, it’s really a dream come true.”By: Anne M. Peterson, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgLondon, Aug 13 (PTI) It is “men against boys” at the moment, says former England captain Nasser Hussain, criticising the lack of fight from India in the second Test while urging the beleaguered visitors to dig deep. India were embarrassed by an innings and 159 runs in four days in a rain-interrupted Test at the Lord’s, days after going down by 31 runs in the series opener. “England are arguably the best in the world in these conditions but the real eye has to be on India – they have to be wary of the wheels completely falling off,” Hussain told Sky Sports Cricket looking ahead to Saturday’s third Test at Trent Bridge. “India are No 1 in the world and it was meant to be a gun, tight series but at the moment it is men against boys. Their curve is going in the wrong direction.” India have been bundled out for 162, 107 and 130 in their last three innings. “They were in the game for a long time last Test (at Edgbaston) but the back injury to Kohli is a concern, the fingers of (Ravichandran) Ashwin took a blow, the rest of their batting line-up continues to fail and there are no practice games in between.” Hussain warned that there will be no let-up from the English side at Trent Bridge, venue for the third Test. “They have got to dig really deep – there are some really good cricketers in that dressing room and they have to come out fighting. “I don’t think it will be as tough as this – they can draw on the fact it’s been as hard as it can be – but Trent Bridge does a bit. (James) Anderson will be a threat, (Stuart) Broad got 8-15 there against Australia – these England players have fond memories, so it won’t get that much easier.”advertisement He said England will be keen to give it back after being whitewashed 4-0 in 2016. “This is payback time a little bit for England after losing 4-0 in India and I don’t see them letting up. I have seen that they are a hungry team. They won’t rest on their laurels, they want to get better and better.” PTI AH KHSKHSlast_img read more

first_imgMinister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says she is seeking to have more of the nation’s heritage sites become recognised locally and internationally, as this will accrue to the benefit of the communities in which they are situated. “We currently have 250 National Heritage sites. I want to see more designations and greater development in the areas where the sites are located, so that our people may benefit economically and our contribution to national development may be duly recognised,” she said.The Minister was speaking at the National Heritage Week Thanksgiving Church Service, held at the Fellowship Apostolic Church, Camp Road in Kingston on Sunday (October 14).Ms. Grange pointed out that the country is grateful that the world “shows so much interest in us and that our places of interest can attract international accreditation,” noting that Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains were inscribed to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in July 2015.“The inscription represents a first World Heritage Site for Jamaica and the first mixed cultural and natural site for the Caribbean sub-region, being one of only 32 mixed sites in the world,” she reminded.Ms. Grange further informed that experts have visited the historical city of Port Royal, which is currently under review for inscription as a World Heritage site, and are due to make their recommendation shortly.World Heritage status is given to natural and cultural sites across the globe considered to be of outstanding universal value, meaning sites which possess cultural and natural significance which is so exceptional, as to transcend national boundaries and are of common importance to present and future generations.During the service, first and second scripture readings were done by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson who represented Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness; and Member of Parliament for South East St. Andrew, Julian Robinson, who represented the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips.Custos of St. Andrew, Hon. Dr. Patricia Dunwell, brought greetings on behalf of Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.The church service is among a series of activities being staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) in celebration of National Heritage Week, which runs from October 8 to 15. Other religious services were held simultaneously in various parishes.The Week is being commemorated under the theme: ‘One Love…One Family…One Heritage’.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Rolls-Royce is showcasing MTU’s latest propulsion technology and service solutions for sailing and motor yachts at the 2016 yacht shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco. One of the highlights will be the new 10-cylinder version of the MTU Series 2000 M96 engine. At the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, taking place from September 6 to 11, the new yacht engine will be unveiled for the first time on MTU’s JETEE173 stand.The engine will also be presented in Genoa at the Salone Nautico on Stand D3. From September 28 to October 1, the MTU propulsion solutions for megayachts will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show.IMO Tier III compatible Series 4000 engines will be exhibited on the MTU stand in addition to a model of MTU’s 20V Series 4000 M93 engine. Centre stage at all three shows will be the company’s Premium Yacht Service.New 10-cylinder for yachtsThe focus at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes and the Salone Nautico in Genoa will be on the new cylinder version of the MTU Series 2000 M96 engine.“With the launch of MTU’s s 10V Series 2000 M96 engine, the company is continuing a long tradition of building reliable and efficient high-performance engines for yachts. Our sales expectations for the 12V and 16V versions of this engine type in the 1,268 to 1,939 kW power range this year were significantly exceeded – we are now offering a 10 cylinder version with outputs above 1,015 kW,” Knut Müller, Head of the Marine and Government Business Division at MTU, said.The MTU engine meets US EPA Marine Tier 3 Recreational standards in addition to EU Directive RCD II for leisure craft, which becomes mandatory from January 2017.MTU propulsion systems for megayachtsAt the Monaco Yacht Show MTU will also be showing the latest generation of the MTU Series 4000 engines, which meet IMO Tier III emission standards, in addition to a model of the 20V Series 4000 M93 engine.The first IMO Tier III compatible yacht propulsion system, consisting of two MTU 16V Series 4000 M73R engines, is to be installed in a new 80.1 metre long megayacht, which is currently being built by the Bilgin Yachts shipyard in Istanbul. Its delivery is scheduled for 2019.MTU supplies propulsion systems for yachts and complete system engineering solutions from a single source. Shipyards are frequently supplied with an MTU system consisting of an engine and transmission unit with optimally synchronised interfaces that is monitored and controlled completely by the MTU automation system.For yachts, in addition to the main propulsion engines and transmission systems in the power range extending from 261 to 4,300 kW, MTU also offers gensets for the yacht’s on-board power supply with rated outputs of up to 280, in addition to gensets for the emergency power supply.last_img read more

first_imgThe province is taking another critical step towards renewing Nova Scotia’s public health system today, Aug. 23, announcing Dr. Robert Strang as Nova Scotia’s first chief public health officer. Creating the position was one of the fundamental recommendations in the 2006 report called The Renewal of Public Health in Nova Scotia: Building a Public Health System to Meet the Needs of Nova Scotians. The province has already implemented one of the main recommendations in the report by establishing the Department of Health Promotion and Protection in February 2006. “Dr. Strang is the right person to lead the renewal of the public health system,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection. “He has the passion, skills and leadership necessary to take on this exciting opportunity.” The chief public health officer will provide leadership in the planning, design, development, co-ordination and ongoing management of Nova Scotia’s public health system. This includes health promotion, health protection, surveillance, population health assessment and disease and injury prevention. Mr. Barnet also regrets to announce that Dr. Jeff Scott has decided to leave, effective Sept. 4, as chief medical officer of health. Dr. Strang will then be acting chief medical officer of health in the interim. “I would like to thank Dr. Scott for his years of dedicated service to the people of Nova Scotia and to our province’s public health system,” Mr. Barnet said. Dr. Strang, a community medicine specialist, received his medical training at the University of British Columbia, where he also received a bachelor of science and bachelor of physical education. From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Strang was the medical officer of health for Capital Health in Halifax. Since January, he has been the acting deputy chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia.last_img read more

first_imgThe Sureka Group is a well-diversified entity with entrenched positions in Manufacturing and Real Estate. This well-balanced portfolio not only straddles multiple mutually-exclusive businesses (without shared infrastructure or resources) but also improves agility, strengthens revenue streams and de-risks the group from excessive dependence on a particular business.The Sureka brand today has come to stand for trust, credibility, quality and customer centricity. While its real estate projects (both independent and in the consortium) are home to over 5000 families. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe group with over four decades of experience in creating landmark buildings and adherence to quality systems has lived up to its reputation of ‘building with a difference’. The company has been instrumental in infusing a vibrant energy-driven design trend in construction, which has set the benchmark for developing landmark buildings that have completely transformed the Kolkata skyline like South City, Urbana, IT workspace like Globsyn Crystals, malls like South City Mall, affordable housing like Sunrise Junction Many other well-known residential projects like Sunrise Greens, Sunrise Symphony ,Sunrise Points, Sunrise towers, Sunrise Heights etc. and commercial developments like JK Millennium Center, Central Plaza, Duck back House, Park Plaza, etc. Sureka Group is currently developing a 25-acre project Elita Garden Vista in New Town and It has launched a new brand Springville with two new residential projects in Odisha. It is also building a 68-storey twin towers Altair designed by architect Moshe Safdie in the center of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe group is passionate about community services. It runs a foundation and trust through which it supports the needy, underprivileged and less able. Manovikas Kendra is a school for children with cerebral palsy which also conducts genetic and neurological research into the causes of the disease. LV Prasad Eye Institute is a premiere eye hospital conducting cutting edge research on various ocular ailments. EkTara – meaning ‘a star’, is a registered trust dedicated to improving the living conditions of women and children in the Eastern fringes of urban Kolkata through educational opportunities and livelihood training. In addition, we support various causes in the areas of health, education, art, culture, charity, and other social work. To many, the group is a respected Indian conglomerate engaged in diverse and multiple businesses. To some, it is an economy driver, helping vast swathes of individuals live and work. For others, it is a source of livelihood.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – A nursing student who took a bullet to the spine while rushing to help a wounded victim of the Toronto Greektown shooting is gradually coming out of a medically induced coma, but the full extent of her injuries is not yet known, her boyfriend said Tuesday.Danielle Kane, 31, was shot as she and her partner, nurse Jerry Pinksen, rushed out of a Danforth Avenue restaurant on July 22, hoping to put their life-saving training to use.“Doctors said that worst-case scenario, she’s in a wheelchair with the use of her arms and torso, and best-case scenario she’s going to be walking with an aid or a walker of some sort,” said Pinksen, 35, who has been with Kane for nearly two years.“I’ve been through some emotional distress but Danielle right now is suffering from potentially a lifelong deficit, so I want to make sure that people recognize how selfless she was, trying to race out there and help someone, not knowing what we were going to meet outside the door.”Kane, who studies nursing at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, had immediately wanted to help, Pinksen said.“Those compassionate, selfless tendencies, they’re why we fell in love, and that’s why we’re together right now.”The shooting left 10-year-old Julianna Kozis and 18-year-old Reese Fallon dead, and 13 others injured.Shooter Faisal Hussain, 29, who walked down the street spraying bullets into shops and restaurants, was found dead steps away from where Kane and Pinksen had been dining. Hussain’s parents later released a statement saying their son had suffered from “severe mental health challenges” and struggled with psychosis and depression.Kane and Pinksen were celebrating a friend’s birthday on a restaurant patio that Sunday evening when they heard 10 or 12 shots ring out. Servers called them back into the building for safety, but when a woman ran in saying she had just seen someone get shot outside the restaurant, Pinksen said he and Kane knew they had to act.“I just had this overwhelming feeling that I have the training, I have the knowledge, I can help this victim,” said Pinksen, who works at Michael Garron Hospital, not far from the site of the shooting.Pinksen said he left the restaurant through a side door, thinking it would be safe.“I looked across the street and I made eye contact with the shooter,” he said. “I kept walking, he was so calm I didn’t even think about it. Then I heard a clicking sound and I looked back again and that’s when he raised his hands very quickly and opened fire.”Pinksen said he ducked out of the way, but heard a scream behind him, followed by his friend saying Kane had been shot. He said he found his girlfriend lying by the restaurant and began performing first aid.“She said it was the most pain she had ever experienced and she couldn’t feel her legs,” Pinksen said.A bullet had entered the left side of Kane’s chest, passed through her stomach and ricocheted off her spine before exiting through the right side of her chest, Pinksen said.“(Doctors said) she had quite extensive internal damage with a spinal cord injury,” he said. “We won’t know exactly what the severity is until she starts her rehabilitation and recovery.”Kane was conscious until she went into surgery the morning after the shooting, and has been under sedation and on a ventilator since then, Pinksen said.Over the past three to four days, doctors have been trying to ease Kane off the breathing machine, slowly reducing her sedation so she can breathe on her own and follow commands, he said.“She’s still very agitated and we don’t know what she’s thinking or what she is working through,” Pinksen said.Once she is well enough, Kane will begin rehabilitation, and Pinksen said he plans to be by her side the whole way.“I want to make sure I am going to provide the life for her that she has the least amount of barriers so that she can keep her autonomy and be an independent woman like she was before this tragic event,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters, like an inmate in “Orange Is the New Black” and a scientist battling a prehistoric shark in “The Meg.” But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday crowned Rose the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.Reality TV star, Kristin Cavallari finished behind Rose at No. 2, followed by actress Marion Cotillard (No. 3), the original “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter (No. 4), actress Rose Byrne (No. 5), Debra Messing (No. 6), reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian (No. 7), actress Amber Heard (No. 8), morning TV show host Kelly Ripa (No. 9), and actor Brad William Henke as No 10.Rose is a model and MTV VJ who may have gotten a burst of online interest when she was named to play Batwoman on an upcoming CW series.The survey is meant to highlight the danger of clicking on suspicious links. McAfee urges internet users to consider risks associated with searching for downloadable content and always apply updated security fixes. The company used its own site ratings to compile the celebrity list and used searches on Google, Bing and Yahoo.“In our hyper-connected world, it’s important for consumers to think before they click to be sure that they are landing on safe digital content and protecting themselves from cybersecurity threats that may be used to infect their devices or steal their identity,” writes Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee. “So whether you’re looking up what Ruby did on the latest ‘Orange is the New Black’ episode, or what Kristin Cavallari wore the latest awards show, make sure you’re searching the internet safely.”Rose deposes last year’s most dangerous celeb, Avril Lavigne. That top 10 also included Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Zayn Malik, Celine Dion, Calvin Harris, Justin Bieber, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Katy Perry and Beyonce.Musicians on the latest list took a hit. Adele was the highest ranked musician at No. 21 followed by Shakira at No. 27. Diddy, who finished at No. 9 in 2017, fell to No. 76.___Mark Kennedy is at read more

TORONTO — CI Financial Corp. says it earned a fourth-quarter profit of $140.4 million as its revenue fell compared with the same period a year earlier.The investment manager says the profit amounted to 57 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $139.5 million or 51 cents per diluted share a year earlier.Revenue totalled $529.2 million, down from $594.4 million.On an adjusted basis, CI says it earned 57 cents per share for the quarter, down from an adjusted profit of 63 cents per share a year earlier.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 57 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Average assets under management amounted to $129.3 billion for the last three months of 2018, down from $142.5 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2017. Companies in this story: (TSX:CIX)The Canadian Press read more

TORONTO — Another chapter in the Conrad Black story begins Friday in Toronto.Canadian authorities are scheduled to begin proceedings against the former media tycoon, who has already spent time in a Florida jail following U.S. convictions on related matters, which occurred more than a decade ago.Thursday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement with Black that ends a long-standing lawsuit over Black’s dealings as the head of the Hollinger media empire. Black agreed to pay US$4.1 million in restitution and is banned from acting as a director of a U.S. company.The SEC deal clears the way for the Ontario Securities Commission, Canada’s major securities regulator, to proceed with a similar case against Black and two other former Hollinger executives, alleging that the then-directors of the company created a scheme to use the sale of several newspapers to divert proceeds from Hollinger to themselves.The OSC alleges directors and officers of Hollinger Inc. and Hollinger International — including Black — engaged in “a scheme” to line their pockets with company proceeds through a complicated system of “non-competition”’ payments.The regulator wants to ban Black from buying or trading in securities and from becoming a director of a public company in Ontario.A source close to the well-known businessman and author — who has been the subject of a television movie and numerous books — says Black isn’t expected to attend Friday’s hearing.James Morton, a Toronto lawyer who has followed Black’s case, has said his lawyers will likely argue that the matters before the Ontario Securities Commission have already been covered by the American authorities.Black has tenaciously battled against the multitude of allegations brought against him, frequently obtaining at least partial victories.Of the many criminal charges levelled against him by the U.S. Justice Department, a jury convicted him of only four after a lengthy trial in Chicago. Eventually, only two of those convictions survived years of appeals — one count of fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.Black ended up serving 37 months out of a 42-month sentence in a Florida prison, and was fined US$125,000. read more

A 46-year-old and 48-year-old were arrested by a Brantford beat officer around noon on Tuesday.Some of the stolen property was recovered.Police say their investigation continues. Brantford Police have arrested two men wanted for a slew of car break-ins Monday morning.Police say four vehicles parked at the Helen Ave. garage near Queen St. and Darling St. were broken into around 5:30 a.m.Several items were stolen including a phone, tablet and running shoes.Two vehicles had their windows smashed.Police released security footage from the garage in the hopes of identifying the suspects. read more

UK central bank drawn into market manipulation scandal by The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2017 3:41 am MDT Last Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 4:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – British politicians are seeking an investigation into allegations that the Bank of England was also involved in manipulating a key market interest rate during the financial crisis.The BBC says it has a recording from 2008 between officials at Barclays bank that indicates the Bank of England was trying to influence the interest rate, called Libor.Several banks have been fined billions for tampering with the interest rate, which is used to price services like loans globally.Labour party lawmaker John McDonnell says “this is an extremely serious revelation that contradicts past assurances about the role of the Bank of England in the Libor scandal.”The central bank told the BBC that Libor was not regulated at the time and that it has been helping in past investigations. read more

Thad Matta addresses the media for the final time as head coach at Ohio State on June 5, 2017. Credit: Courtesy of 97.1 The FanMy junior year of high school, I had just wrapped up a day tour at Ohio State and was literally about to pass out on a couch in the Union. My dad shook me awake and loudly whispered “Brian, that’s Thad Matta!” as Matta walked past with Bobby Knight. I had no idea that 18 months later I’d be starting a four-year term working under him as a student manager from the 2013-14 season through his final season in 2016-17. A phrase that I remember being thrown around a lot as an underclassman in the program was “great player, better person.” Substituting “player” for “coach,” the phrase couldn’t be more true for Coach Matta. He always wanted not just what was best for the team, but what was best for the individuals, as both players and men, and during some of the tougher stretches, the pain he felt from having let his team down as a coach was both visible and genuine. It’s rare to see anyone as invested in their profession as Coach Matta was in his teams and the state of the program. Everyone saw, and unfortunately quickly forgot, the huge success Coach Matta brought to the Ohio State men’s basketball program. Most people don’t get to see what he’s like off the court. Contrary to the occasional beet-red face sometimes seen on the sidelines, he’s actually one of the most laid-back individuals I’ve been with in a work environment. From addressing me by Brian about ten times per day the last week of my senior season after realizing my real name wasn’t “Chops,” which is what my nickname within the program was, to seamlessly transitioning from a regular conversation with me to a Chris Farley Saturday Night Live sketch dialogue, I’ll always appreciate Coach Matta’s wit. I don’t know if he will be back out on the hardwood again, but if not, I know, as he has told me on several occasions, he’s looking forward to living where “It’s never colder than 70 degrees, (he) never has to wear long pants and doesn’t have to put a shirt on before 5 o’clock.”Thanks, Coach.Brian Lamb, former Ohio State men’s basketball manager read more

first_imgAlloy Steel International says it “has developed the worlds best wear solutions for iron-ore processing. Arcoplate’s world patented manufacturing process guarantees hardness, micro-structure and surface finish of a far superior quality than any welded wear plate of similar composition. Field trials in iron ore processing show that in some cases Arcoplate will out perform welded wear plate of a similar metallurgical composition in terms of wear life up by up to eight times.“Arcoplate is used successfully and extensively in installations including apron feeders, pan feeders, crusher liners, conveyor skirt liners, transfer chutes, cyclones, reclaimer buckets, train load out chutes, and loader liners.Ore processing equipment that is subject to continuous sliding abrasion requires a product that will have the ability to withstand fine particle abrasion and gouging. QT steels are generally being used due to the low initial cost. However, those initial low cost savings with QT steels and weld type overlays are soon eroded through the high cost of down time and productivity losses.Arcoplate says it “has demonstrated over and over that 1 mm of Arcoplate thermal bonded high chromium super alloy will generally out perform conventional weld overlay by two times and quench and tempered steels by six times.last_img read more

← Previous Story MKB Veszprem punish Pick Szeged Next Story → Marta Bon leaves Krim at the end of season Fans of THW Kiel expected that HSV Hamburg can lose points in away match against Fuchse Berlin 35:22 (19:9), but that didn’t happened. In derby of Round 23 at the Toyota Handball Bundesliga in Berlin was seen domination of North Germans, who are now, very close to their first ever championship title.Füchse Berlin : Hamburg 22:35 (9:19)Füchse Berlin: Heinevetter (4 saves, 1.-14., 30.-60.); Stochl (1 P., 14.-30.);  Christophersen 5, Richwien 4, Kubisztal 3/1, Löffler 2, Laen 2, Sellin 2, Petersson 2, Wilczynski 1, Bult 1/1, Spoljaric, Jaszka, NincevicHSV Handball: Bitter (14/3 saves., 1.-60.); Sandström n.e.; Kraus 8, Lindberg 6/3, Jansen 4, Hens 4, Duvnjak 3, M. Lijewski 3, Schröder 2, Vori 2, K. Lijewski 2, B. Gille 1, Lackovic, FlohWetzlar : Balingen-Weilstetten 27:22 (14:12)TuS N-Lübbecke : Gummersbach 26:27 (13:13)Ahlen-Hamm : Göppingen 22:29 (9:18)Magdeburg : Lemgo 37:30 (15:12)Hannover : TSG Lu.-Friesenheim 31:29 (15:15)Kiel : Flensburg-Handewitt 38:26 (16:14)Melsungen : Grosswallstadt 33:28 (17:16)Rheinland : Rhein-Neckar Löwen 24:27 (10:15)Standing:1. Hamburg 25 – 472. Kiel 25 – 433. Füchse Berlin 25 – 394. Frisch Auf Göppingen 26 – 375. Rhein-Neckar Löwen 24 – 376. SG Flensburg-Handewitt 25 – 337. Magdeburg 25 – 308. VfL Gummersbach 25 – 289. Lemgo 24 – 2510. TV Grosswallstadt 25 – 2411. Wetzlar 25 – 2012. Balingen-Weilstetten 25 – 1613. TuS N-Lübbecke 24 – 1514. Melsungen 26 – 1515. TSG Lu.-Friesenheim 25 – 1116. Ahlen-Hamm 26 – 1117. Hannover-Burgdorf 25 – 1118. Rheinland 25 – 8 read more