End of the road for Ceres in AFC Cup

first_imgUAAP Wednesday games to push through Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Facing a deficit that even the strongest teams can’t overcome, the Busmen were knocked out of the competition after a 1-1 draw with Istiklol of Tajikistan in the second leg of the inter zone semifinals at Panaad Stadium here. A 0-4 loss away in Dushanbe three weeks ago meant the Busmen fell 1-5 on aggregate and sent Istiklol to the inter zone finals where it will face either Bengaluru of India or 4.25 of North Korea. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingReturning from suspension, Spanish defender Super Herrera gave Ceres a glimmer of hope with a header off a corner in the 34th minute. But Dimitri Barkov pulled a goal back for the visitors just before the break, leaving the Busmen with an even tougher climb.Still, it was an impressive run for the Busmen after they survived a tough group stage and ousted former champion Johor Darul Ta’zim in the Asean zonal semifinals. The Busmen became the ASEAN representatives in the inter zonal semifinals after stunning Home United of Singapore in the zonal finals. It also meant that the Busmen were one of the six teams remaining in the competition that initially started with 52 clubs from 29 countries. MOST READcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “Emotions are empty,” said midfielder Stephan Schrock. “We left it all there on the pitch. It was a good game from us with the 1-1 but we knew after the 4-0 in Dushanbe that it was going to be tough. We needed a miracle.”The Busmen set out with a more attack minded formation with coach Risto Vidakovic going with three at the back. The home side still enjoyed plenty of possession but hardly created a clear cut chance early on. Herrera found the breakthrough off a corner from Manny Ott, but Istiklol also looked threatening with Roland Muller needing to produce some fine saves to keep the Busmen in the tie. Barkov snuffed the life out of the comeback with an instinctive strike inside the box just before the halftime whistle. “I’m sad and disappointed,” said Schrock. “But we showed that we deserved to be in this competition.”ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BACOLOD CITY – Ceres Negros’ historic AFC Cup run came to an end last Tuesday night at the hands of a big, strong and organized side from Central Asia. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Multi-cuisine at Games Village

first_imgAthletes and delegates from all over the world will descend on the Capital for the Commonwealth Games, but they will be made to feel at home going by the variety of cuisine available at the Games Village.The dining room at the Games Village.Master chefs from India and overseas will provide delicacies for the residents and there is something to suit every palate.The dining area is divided into various sections on geographical lines. Hence, one has a ‘Western Flavour,’ ‘Asian Flavour’, ‘Indian Flavour’, ‘Vegetarian Flavour’, ‘African Flavour’ etc.Also, there is a separate section for salads, Italian pastas and pizzas, fruits and snacks as well as liquid refreshments.”We have divided the cuisine on geographical basis into six sections-Caribbean, American, Asian, Indian, continental and Oceania,” Ajay Grover, consultant for catering in the Organising Committee said.So, one encounters typical north Indian delicacies such as chhole-bhathure alongside chowmein. A little distance away, one finds African grilled fish and fried chicken next to Italian pasta.”We have been working on this for the past one year,” Grover said, adding that the menu does not include beef.”It is one of the largest dining areas in the world and we can serve nearly 2,300 people at one go. The facility is open 24 hours a day and we can serve up to 40,000 people in a day.” There are as many as 2,500 personnel operating the kitchen and the dining area at the Village, with 250 of them being chefs.”About 14-15 of the staff is from overseas with about seven or eight foreign chefs,” Grover said.advertisementThe catering contract was awarded to Australian firm Delaware North Company, which also worked at the 2006 Melbourne Games.With the nutrition and safety aspect of food being vital, samples are regularly tested in laboratories and there are nutritionists at hand to ensure that the athletes take in the right kind of food.The raw material for the food also comes from all over the world.”Certain fruits which are not available in India at this time of the year will be brought from as far as Africa. Lamb will be sourced from New Zealand,” Walter, a supervisor, said.”A total of 120 dishes will be served in a day within a six-day cycle,” he said.The number of people served will be steadily increased.”We started with food for 50 and by the time the athletes start arriving, we will be up to our optimum capacity,” Rick Aylett, director at Delaware, saidlast_img read more

Double leg attack strongest point of Sakshi: Coach Ishwar

first_imgChandigarh, Aug 18 (PTI) Double leg attack is the strongest point of international wrestler Sakshi Malik who scripted history by winning a bronze medal at Rio Olympics, feels her coach Ishwar Singh Dahiya. Dahiya, who first trained Sakshi, today was ecstatic over the historic achievement of the Rohtak girl, saying she made Haryana and country proud by clinching a medal.He still remembers when Sakshi along with her mother came to him for training in wrestling in the year 2004 at Chhotu Ram Stadium Wrestling Academy in Rohtak despite opposition by some local people. “There were some people at that time who opposed the girls opting for wrestling,” Dahiya recalls. “But I never believed in not giving training to girls so I trained Sakshi. Today you see a local girl made the country proud by winning a medal at Rio Olympic games,” Dahiya told PTI. Saskhis mother Sudesh Malik also shared how she faced pressure from the society initially as people questioned her decision of putting Sakshi into wrestling. Though later when Sakshi started winning medals, people stopped opposing, her mother said in Rohtak. Asked about the strongest point of Sakshi in the game, 60-year-old Dahiya said, “double leg attack is the strongest point of Sakshi in wrestling to tame her opponent.” Dahyia said he still coaches Sakshi whenever she comes to Rohtak. At present, Dahiya who has retired as district sports officer, is coaching around 120 trainees — both boys and girls at Chotu Ram Stadium in Rohtak. Wrestler Sakshi Malik ended Indias painful wait for a medal at the Rio Olympics by clinching the bronze in the 58kg category, pulling off a sensational 8-5 victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova in the Play-off bout. The 23-year-old from Rohtak became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal as she earned the dramatic win after falling behind 0-5 in the do-or-die bout. PTI CHS AKA ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

Danny Welbeck hopes FA Cup win can lift Arsenal F.C. gloom

first_imgArsenal are disappointed with their fifth-placed Premier League finish but focused on winning the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, striker Danny Welbeck has said.Arsenal’s five-game winning streak at the end of the season was not enough to grab a Champions League spot as the club stuttered in the second half of the season, losing six and drawing one of the previous 11 games before the unbeaten run.”As a club, with the way the season’s panned out, it’s not a (league) position we want to be in at all,” Welbeck told the club’s official website. (www.arsenal.com)”We know that we’ve got the opportunity of playing in the FA Cup final and it’s something we really want to do our best in.”Welbeck missed the FA Cup final in 2015 through injury as Arsenal won the competition for the second time in as many years but the England international is looking ahead to Saturday’s showdown against the newly crowned Premier League champions.”With the last cup final, I wasn’t on the pitch and that was disappointing for me… ” Welbeck said.”It’s difficult but it’s now something that’s behind me and you can’t change it. I’ve got the final to look forward to this season, so it’s something that I’m going to enjoy. I’m going to play the game and try to win the final.”Welbeck has played at Wembley several times with England, Arsenal and former club Manchester United.”If you know the surroundings a bit better, it gives you that kind of familiarity,” Welbeck added.advertisement”It’s a great place to play and what better occasion than the FA Cup final. Hopefully we’ll be able to lift the cup again.”last_img read more

Samantha bowls over Wheelchair Tennis players. See pics

first_imgIndian Wheelchair Tennis Tour (IWTT), an organisation which provides a platform for the growth of Wheelchair Tennis in India, has set up a tournament in Hyderabad.The four-day tournament kickstarted on Wednesday with politician KT Rama Rao and actress Samantha presiding over the event as chief guests.At the event, Samantha enthusiastically posed for selfies with the tennis players without anyone requesting her. This gesture seems to have moved the players.IWTT took to Twitter to thank the U Turn actress and said, “Wheelchair tennis players conveyed a big thank you to you. They r thrilled by your offering selfies without even asking for. THANK YOU. Your gesture has them experience being respected and valued. Team IWTT is moved by who u r (sic).”Here’s the tweet:@Samanthaa1050 @Samanthaprabhu2Wheelchair tennis players conveyed a big thank you to you. They r thrilled by your offering selfies without even asking for. THANK YOUYour gesture has them experience being respected and valuedTeam IWTT is moved by who u r@Jussri pic.twitter.com/VDNN7rS5OOI.W.T.T (@iwtt_in) October 25, 2018IWTT is backed by many sports personalities of India like Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.Sam also shared a picture of her before the event on Instagram. SamanthaSamantha is currently basking in the success of her Tamil-Telugu bilingual U Turn. She will next be seen in Vijay Sethupathi’s Super Deluxe, in which she is playing a character named Vembu.ALSO READ: Sivakarthikeyan adopts white tiger called AnuadvertisementALSO WATCH: Jallikattu event held in Madurai amidst tight securitylast_img read more

UKM boss reveals secret behind success

first_imgUKM v Sime Darby UKM boss reveals secret behind Varsity Boys’ success this season Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 17:52 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Juzaili Samion, Badrul Afzan Razali, Sime Darby, Sulaiman Hussin, Hafizuddin Sulaiman, UKM FC, FAM Cup, 14102017 Zulhilmi Zainal UKM v Sime Darby UKM Sime Darby Liga M3 University club UKM FC will take on one-time FA Cup finalists Sime Darby in the 2017 FAM Cup final this coming week. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter When asked by the press before their first leg FAM Cup final against Sime Darby, UKM FC head coach Sulaiman Hussin said that he wants his players to continue playing for him in the encounter.According to him, that has been the recipe of his success this season, in taking the university club to the final and winning promotion to the Premier League.”What I want my players to do is simple; to develop their bond with each other. When there is no distance between a coach and his players, the players will feel close to their boss and they will love him and play for him. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. “I prefer to keep my boys near me, so that everywhere I turn I see them. I don’t want them to be far from me, I don’t want them to form cliques,” said Sulaiman in the pre-match press conference on Saturday.When asked about his line-up in the first leg; which will be held on Sunday with the Varsity Boys as the hosts, he responded that they will be without two key players who are injured.”We need to win at home, regardless of the scoreline. At the same time we must not concede to Sime Darby.”We will be without two key midfielders; Nurzaidi Bunari who just underwent an operation for ACL three days ago, and Asnan Ahmad who broke his toe.”I have to think of their replacements, but I’ve told the boys that whoever is picked must give their best,” he remarked.When asked about his thoughts on their opponents, Sulaiman responded that Sime Darby have an edge in terms of experience, as compared to UKM who are composed of undergraduates and semi-professional footballers.”Sime Darby are experienced, they’ve played in the Super League and the Premier League before. It’s an honour for us to face such a good side.”They have a slight advantage over us as most of their squad members are experienced and fully-professional footballers”We respect them, but although most of my boys are students, we will match them on the pitch. My team are very motivated to play in the final.The first leg final match will be held this Sunday, 8.45pm at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi with UKM as the hosts, while the return leg will take place at the Petaling Jaya City Council Stadium next Sunday. The match will determine the third-tier champions, but as finalists both sides have confirmed their promotion to the Premier League next season.last_img read more

Explosion Kills Three on Board Petrobras FPSO

first_imgzoom  Three offshore workers have died in an explosion that occurred on board the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit Cidade de São Mateus on Wednesday, February 11th, operator of the vessel BW Offshore said.“Based on information we have at present, three fatalities have been confirmed. Ten others sustained injuries,” BW Offwhore said in a statement.According to Petrobras, there were 74 workers on board when the blast occurred. The injured workers have been transferred by helicopter to receive medical care in the city of Vitória, Petrobras said, adding that six people are still missing.“BW Offshore is providing all the necessary assistance to its employees and family members with Petrobras support. The accident was controlled by the immediate deployment of the Contingency Plan, mobilizing all the necessary recourses,” Petrobras added.Petrobras said that it has notified the Brazilian Navy as well as ANP (Brazil’s national petroleum, natural gas and biofuels agency) of the incident.Brazilian oil regulator ANP said that the explosion was caused by a gas leak in one of the machinery spaces. The fire caused by the blast has been contained and the platform is under control, ANP said. No oil leak was reported.The agency added that it had sent two teams on board the FPSO to supervise the investigation into the blast.The FPSO, chartered by Brazil’s Petrobras, is operating on the Camarupim and Camarupim Norte fields in Espirito Santo littoral approximately 120 km from the coast.The unit has been operating since June 2009.The Brazilian oil major said that the production has been stopped and the unit has been shut down. Production at the platform was around 2.2 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.The Camarupim concession is operated by Petrobras (100%), and the Camarupim Norte concession is a partnership between Petrobras (75%) and Ouro Preto Energia (25%).World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

NYNJ Port Reaches 7 Mn TEU Milestone

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pxhere under Creative Commons CC0. The Port of New York and New Jersey witnessed a record-breaking year as it handled over 7 million TEU in 2018 for the first time in its history.The record-setting amount of cargo, totalling over 7.17 million TEUs, exceeded the previous year’s numbers by almost 7 percent, allowing the port to maintain its position as the busiest on the East Coast and the third busiest in the nation following Los Angeles and Long Beach.The boost was fueled by an 8.2 percent increase in imported goods, over the previous record for imports set in 2017. The port also handled one third of all containers on the East Coast of North America, representing an increase in market share of 2.8 percent over last year.The growth was in part attributed to the completion of the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project in June 2017, which raised the clearance under the bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet, allowing the world’s largest container ships to pass under it and serve port terminals in New York and New Jersey.Since the bridge project was completed, the port has seen a surge in the size of vessels calling on the port, with nearly 30 percent of all containerized cargo at the port now carried on vessels with the capacity to handle 9,000 or more TEUs.At the passenger ship terminals, more than 856,000 travelers used port facilities in both Brooklyn and at the Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne. Passenger volume was up more than 17 percent when compared to 2017.The port’s bulk cargoes including commodities such as road salt, scrap metal and edible oils, also realized strong growth of more than 16 percent as compared to 2017 with a total of 3.68 million metric tons handled in 2018.last_img read more

Corporate tax for large companies to be gradually cut to 25 FM

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said corporate tax rate for companies with over Rs 400 crore turnover will be gradually cut to 25 per cent and the government will support wealth creators. In her maiden Budget last month, she had cut corporate tax for companies with annual turnover of up to Rs 400 crore to 25 per cent from 30 per cent earlier. In 2018, the then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had cut the corporate income tax rate to 25 per cent for companies with a turnover of up to Rs 250 crore. Speaking at an event here, Sitharaman said the theme of this year Budget Ease of Living and every policy and scheme have been designed with that guiding principal in the mind. “I would like to underline the fact that we are conscious of that the Indian entrepreneurs are the ones who have been the wealth creators, job creators of this country…we are proud of them and we shall keep supporting them. Every attempt of the government will be towards promoting them, to understand them and also to facilitate them,” she said. That is the spirit with which many of the things have been announced and that is why the corporate tax was brought down, she added. In a bid to align corporate tax with the global standard, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced reduction in tax from 30 per cent to 25 per cent in phased manner. “Only 0.7 per cent are left… Even for them gradually, hopefully in the long run, we will be able to bring down the tax to the level of 25 per cent,” she added. She did not give a timeframe for the reduction. Echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, she said Indian wealth creators, entrepreneurs will be given all kind of support. Modi had in his Independence Day address to the nation on August 15 had extolled the role of wealth creators and said they must not be viewed with suspicion. “Indian wealth creators, entrepreneurs should be extended all kinds of support and tax is one of the foundations … we should have more facilitating rates rather than suffocating rates of taxation. We are doing many such things,” Sitharaman said. With regard to tax administration, the Finance Minister said tax administrators become facilitators and people who pay tax are treated with a lot of understanding. To achieve this objective, she said the ministry has decided to hold meetings of tax administrators across various Tier II cities in the country.last_img read more

RiderGrandpa asks if photo will go viral but doesnt know what viral

first_imgREGINA – Alex Taylor says her grandfather, whom she affectionately calls poppa, looked so cute wearing his Saskatchewan Roughriders gear that she had to take his picture.That’s when he asked if the photo would go viral — not really knowing what that meant.“I didn’t know it at the time, but he was just talking about viral in the literal definition, like, ‘Do you think it’ll spread?’ He didn’t realize that viral is a pop culture term now with the internet,” Taylor said Tuesday.“He had no idea, and I thought he knew exactly what it meant because he knows what Twitter is.”Taylor’s grandfather, Bob White, wore a long-sleeve Rider shirt and a green hat with a big “S” on the front when he was at her house on Saturday to watch his beloved Canadian Football League team play.White, 86, has been a fan since quarterback Glenn Dobbs played in the early 1950s.Taylor tweeted the picture and wrote: “My grandpa asked if I thought this picture of him in his Rider gear would go viral. Kinda want to try make it happen @sskroughriders.”After that, she said, “it just blew up.”“All of a sudden so many people were sharing it,” she said.“That’s Rider nation for you.”As of Tuesday morning, the photo had been retweeted more than 9,000 times and liked nearly 13,000 times.White was surprised, too, said Taylor.“He was like, ‘That’s amazing,’ but he just couldn’t really wrap his head around the idea — the fact that 13,000 people had seen him. He was, like, ‘Just me, a grandpa?’”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Monday.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI No Social Class Exempt from Mandatory Military Service

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has reiterated his unwavering support for the Moroccan government’s decision to introduce mandatory military service.On Friday, the military service bill was part of the King’s agenda at the opening of Parliament’s fall session.The King chaired the opening of the first session of the third legislative year, marking the gathering of the tenth legislature. Representatives of both Parliament houses, the House of Councilors and the House of Representatives, were in attendance. Responding to one of the main concerns voiced by some youth, the King said that no one will be exempt from military service irrespective of social status or level of education.“With regard to performing military service, it must be emphasized that all the Moroccan citizens concerned–without exception–are equal, regardless of social background, diploma or education,” said the King.Read Also: Mandatory Military Service: To Some It’s Patriotic, To Others It’s PunishmentThe draft’s approval in August sparked confusion among the public, as the only indication that mandatory service would be reintroduced came just two days prior. Bill 44.18 on mandatory military service says that all Moroccan youth between the ages of 19 and 25 will spend 12 months participating in military service unless they are exempted for extenuating circumstances, such as physical or mental illnesses and those who support their families financially.After the bill was approved, the King issued a statement in support of military service; the statement emphasized that the obligatory service would aim to promote patriotism in youth.In today’s speech, the King reiterated elements of the royal statement, saying that mandatory service will enhance “the sense of belonging to the homeland.”Amid the increasing rate of unemployment, the King believes that military service will help curb the crisis, as it gives access to training “which opens up opportunities for the professional and social integration of qualified conscripts who demonstrate a sense of responsibility and commitment.”Read Also: Mandatory Military Service Might Not Include Moroccan BinationalsArticle 6 of Bill 44.18 on mandatory military service says that conscripts will be awarded grades according to the Royal Armed Forces’ current hierarchy standards. Conscripts will also receive MAD 2,000 each month, but they will not be able to collect the reward until the conclusion of the 12-month period.Glimpse into Moroccan mandatory military service historyMorocco first introduced an 18-month military service on June 9, 1966, in accordance with Royal Decree 137-66. According to the decree, the national military training aimed to enable youth to “contribute effectively and in all circumstances to the defense of their homeland.”At the time, every 18-year-old Moroccan man had to visit the qaid (governor) of his region, who evaluated whether he was qualified for the military. Men with physical illnesses were exempted from participating in the national military training.The measure aimed to increase conscripts’ skills and aid in their contributions “to the development of their country.” Morocco reduced the length of service to 12 months in 1999 and abolished military service completely in 2006.One out of manyReinstating mandatory military service is part of a long list of reforms the King has implemented in search of a solution to the ongoing unemployment crisis in the country.Other reforms focus on education and vocational training, which are “meant to benefit citizens, especially young people, and to enable them to help serve their country.”Vocational training and education have been the main priorities in most recent speeches of King Mohammed VI. He has said that vocational training aims to integrate youth into a new technical sector,  and practical applications of the skills they learn will enable them to find employment.“Vocational training is a powerful lever for employment, provided it receives the attention it deserves and so long as it is given a new status as well as a broader scope,” said the King.Read Also: Unemployment: King Urges Government to Create New Vocational Training ProgramsSince it was established in 1974, the Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) has welcomed hundreds of students annually for training in several fields.There are several specializations available through OFPPT, including communications, business, IT, administration, and automotive mechanics. There are public training institutions that offer vocational training throughout the year across the country. According to the King, there should be a balance between theoretical training and practical and workplace training: “It is necessary to work on creating more bridges and links between vocational training programs and general education courses within a unified, integrated system.” read more

Algerias Constitutional Council Meets to Declare Presidency Vacant

Rabat – After the embattled Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down late Tuesday, April 2, the Constitutional Council convened a meeting to declare the presidency vacant.The Constitutional Council invoked Article 102 of the Algerian Constitution. The two houses of Parliament, the People’s National Assembly and the Council of the Nation, will have to approve the decision. Under the Algerian Constitution, Bouteflika’s long-standing ally Abdelkader Bensalah, 77, the current head of Algeria’s upper house of Parliament, will become interim leader for 90 days. Last week, army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah demanded that the president step down and called for the Constitutional Council to invoke Article 102 of the Constitution. The article gives the council power to remove the incumbent if judged unfit for office.Read also:Abdelaziz Bouteflika Resigns Before End of MandateSalah also called for the application of Articles 7 and 8 of the Constitution. Article 7 lays down that “the people are the source of power.”Since February 22, Algeria has witnessed hundreds of thousands of citizens flooding its streets calling for Bouteflika not to run for a fifth term in office. The 82-year-old  had been president since 1999.On March 8, after some of the biggest protests since February 22, Bouteflika caved in to popular demands and declared that he would not run for another term. read more

India Ban deplores recent string of bomb attacks against civilians

27 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep concern over recent bombings in Indian cities that target civilian areas, after a blast today at a market in the capital, Delhi, killed a 13-year-old boy and injured many others. Mr. Ban “strongly condemns these reprehensible acts that have caused the death and injury of many civilians and calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson. Further, he “reiterates his consistent position that no cause or grievance can justify the resort to terrorism.” In the statement, the Secretary-General also extended his sympathies to the families of those killed and injured, as well as to the Government and people of India.

SEC Companies can use social media to put out information so long

WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission will allow public companies to make significant announcements on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites provided they alert investors which sites they intend to use.The decision allows companies to use social media in place of more formal websites. An SEC rule requires that all investors receive significant company information at the same time.Companies should alert investors in press releases or regulatory filings that they are going to use specific social media to disseminate information that could potentially affect the price of the company’s stock, the SEC said.The question arose after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said on his Facebook page that monthly online viewing by customers had exceeded one billion for the first time, the agency said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SEC: Companies can use social media to put out information so long as they give advance alert by The Associated Press Posted Apr 2, 2013 4:17 pm MDT read more

Police say officers fatally shoot man pointing gun at them

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police in Kentucky say officers fatally shot a man when he pointed a gun at them.News outlets report Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad says officers were called to a domestic dispute at a home Tuesday evening and a man raised a gun toward two officers, both of whom fired. Conrad says the man, identified as 49-year-old Anthony Wayne French Sr., was taken to a hospital, where he died.- Advertisement – He says two other people inside the home were taken to the hospital due to injuries suffered in the domestic dispute.Officers Lenert Elzy and Carlyn Alexander were placed on administrative reassignment per police department policy. They weren’t injured.

The next step Braxton Miller shows off development

CINCINNATI – The new-and-improved version of Braxton Miller has been on display inside the concrete walls of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for roughly the past month and a half. With a recently dyed, bleach blond hairdo, the junior quarterback has impressed his coaches, his teammates, media members and others with his progression this March and April at the Buckeyes’ training facility. Miller’s passing has been more precise, footwork more efficient and decision-making more to coach Urban Meyer’s liking during Ohio State’s 15 spring practices. On a bigger stage Saturday, Miller showcased his enhanced array of talents to a few thousand more people, leading his Scarlet squad to a 31-14 win against the Gray team in the Spring Game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati in front of a crowd of 37,643. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native finished the 2013 edition of the annual intra-squad scrimmage, moved from the homely confines of Ohio Stadium due to construction, with 217 yards passing on 16-of-25 attempts and two touchdowns. Miller’s stat line isn’t overly impressive. It pales in comparison to the numbers the then-sophomore put up in 2012, when the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder electrified OSU crowds on his way to breaking the Buckeyes’ record for total yards in a season. Wearing a black, no-contact jersey, Miller’s normally thrilling style of play highlighted by long scrambles that routinely ended past the goal line was hindered Saturday. So Miller had to rely on what he’s been working on all offseason: his fundamentals. Nearly all of the dual-threat quarterback’s throws came inside the pocket on a three- or five-step drop, as Miller is trying to better both his throwing technique and his footwork. “(It was) pretty good. I still have some things to work on and I made some mistakes,” Miller said. The 20-year-old is still far from a finished product, and he’ll be the first to downplay any recognition or praise given to him. There are chinks in the Heisman candidate’s armor, and Miller’s faults – while minor – were evident at times Saturday. Most of the ill tendencies in Miller’s game showed up outside of the pocket. He continues to drop his shoulder a little too much when making a throw on the run and will sporadically force passes in to heavy coverage. “If you see, fundamentally, he’s pretty good,” Meyer said. “But when it breaks down, that’s when it starts to go. And I thought today that was pretty good. He had a couple situations where it didn’t look very good, he went back to the old days and started running instead of keeping your eyes downfield. But he’s much improved.” The raw talent, and more importantly, the work Miller did over the winter and in to the spring to improve his game, overshadowed any mistakes the junior quarterback made. On the first play of the contest, Miller hit junior wide receiver Evan Spencer, in stride, for a 49-yard completion. He found junior wide out Devin Smith on a back-shoulder throw to the corner of the end zone for a touchdown a few plays later. Miller’s second touchdown pass of the day was a 3-yard slant to his favorite target from last season, senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown. “It was a pass-heavy game, an area that we weren’t very good at last year, an area that have we to get better in. I thought at times that Braxton Miller and a couple of the wide outs, Philly Brown in particular, did very well,” Meyer said. Being a more accurate thrower is the biggest stride Miller has admittedly made from the end of last season to now. “Placing the ball where it needed to be placed, especially hitting receivers in stride and back-shoulder throws,” Miller said, noting where he has made improvements. The athleticism showed up in spurts, too, as Miller ran five yards for a score in the third quarter and even caught a five-yard pass off a trick play late in the second half. “It’s always good to see him (being) very mobile. When he comes out of the pocket, he keeps drives alive and that’s what’s so good about Braxton,” said redshirt senior wide receiver Chris Fields. Miller’s evolving fundamentals, and his growing knowledge of OSU’s playbook, are what captivated his teammates and coaches most. Once the 2012 season ended, Meyer challenged Miller to become the most fundamentally-sound quarterback in the country. Miller obliged as best he could, traveling to California to work with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. in December and over spring break, and watching film as much as possible. In terms of fulfilling his coach’s wishes, Miller might not be all the way there yet, but it’s clear that the junior is a smarter, more well-rounded football player than he was a season ago. “He’s working on his technique on throwing, being more accurate. I see the accuracy, it’s paying off from the offseason,” Fields said. Of all the players on OSU’s 2013 roster, possibly none spent more time in the film room and studying the playbook than Miller. “I know the plays better, how they’ll develop and where the guys are going to be. It allows me to move around the pocket more confidently,” Miller said. Miller’s increased knowledge is something that has his wide receivers excited for the fall. “All the athletic ability, that’s always going to be there, but him knowing the game way more than any other year and him studying way more than I’ve ever seen him, it’s showing up on the field,” Brown said. Miller’s teammates and coaches hope the steady development of their quarterback continues to show up on the field, especially come fall, when OSU will look to improve on its 12-0 record from a year prior. As for the golden locks, Miller said his blond hair is starting to grow out and will soon be completely gone. Miller, admittedly, has enough flashiness in his game, which will come back to life in August after being harnessed this spring. Meyer said he’s satisfied with where his quarterback, and his team, is right now. “I think we’re on track,” he said. OSU opens up its 2013 campaign Aug. 31 against Buffalo in Columbus. read more

Property millionaires exwife labelled an inconsistent witness as her friend is acquitted

first_imgThe ex-wife of a millionaire property tycoon was on Monday described as an “inconsistent” and not credible witness after a former friend was  acquitted in 15 minutes of charges she damaged a £30,000 oil painting. Caroline de Havillande claimed her former friend Gillian Kings deliberately  scratched the painting after the pair had fallen out in a row over the loan of a handbag. Ms de Havillande had previously lived in a £10 million home overlooking Hyde Park with her estranged husband Guy de Havillande, a property tycoon dubbed  the King of Belgravia. The Harry Bilson oil painting was being stored at Ms Kings’ address because Ms de Havillande’s current home is not big enough to hold it. But when Ms de Havillande’s mother Mary Quinlan arrived to pick up the  painting and return the handbag she claimed Ms Kings attacked it “like a  demon” deliberately scratching it three or four times.  Prosecutor Stuart Sampson told Hammersmith Magistrates court: “At about 7pm  on November 6 Ms Quinlan attended her home address in a taxi to collect the  painting. “Kings said it wasn’t a good time. She became angry and aggressive when the painting was going to be exchanged and, I should say, a handbag was being  returned. “The handbag was returned. The painting was brought down and the allegation  is Kings scratched it with her right hand and scratched it three or four times.”Giving evidence in the trial, Mary Quinlin told the court when she tried to  exchange the handbag for the painting Ms Kings “lunged at it and attacked the painting”. Ms Quinlan said: “She was something mad, like a demon, just grabbing at it  and trying to pull it back. She was drawing her hand down the painting. Then we came out and the driver saw the damage.” Ms de Havillande said she had bought the piece directly from the artist in  1993 and it was worth £25,000 to £30,000.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Gillian Kingscenter_img She said: “She (Ms Kings) had hacked at the painting and attacked it. She had damaged it. I heard the scuffle at the front door, but I didn’t see it happen.” She said she had seen the painting hanging in the front room of the  property from the street a couple of days before and it was in “immaculate” condition. Ms de Havillande claimed the damage was assessed by the artist himself who said repairs would cost £7,500 plus expenses to have it flown to Iceland  where he lived. In court Kings denied damaging the picture, and that she had made an  arrangement with Ms Ms de Havillande to pick up the picture the following  morning, November 7. She said: “I was very surprised to see her [Quinlan] there. Then she tried to agree some sort of barter arrangement that she would give me the handbag  for the painting. “I found this odd because there was no issue about giving the painting  back, I didn’t want the painting.” She also claimed there was already damage to the painting, which Ms de  Havillande believed was done by the auctioneers. Kings said she got the painting down from the wall and took it to the front  door after carefully carrying it though her home. She said: “I saw the taxi driver and Ms Quinlan at the door. It was quite windy and the painting was wobbling around and she took the painting and  threw me the handbag.” She said she had “no idea” why Ms de Havillande’s mother claims she clawed at  the painting and she doesn’t know how the artwork got damaged. The defendant also said she had looked into the value of the painting and said: “There is no way the painting is worth £30,000.” Acquitting Kings, of Fulham, West London, of criminal damage, chair of the magistrate panel. Janette Dalgliesh. said: “We didn’t find either  prosecution witnesses consistent or credible and there was no independent  evidence.”In Ms Kings evidence she said the damage could have been caused by  carrying it through the apartment, up the stairs or by putting it in the  taxi. “Therefore we cannot be satisfied so that we are sure that she caused the  damage recklessly or intentionally.”  Gillian Kings was acquittedCredit:Joe Newman /SWNSlast_img read more

New joint venture sees RPM operations expand to India

first_imgRungePincockMinarco (RPM) has expanded its operations to India through the establishment of a joint venture agreement with its new strategic partner, Deepak Mining Services. The new joint venture company will form a base of operations to deliver RPM’s leading software solutions, advisory expertise and professional development solutions to the growing natural resources sector of India. The April isue of International Mining will include a major article on India, its potential amd its failings, and how efforts are being made to correct these so that India can realise its great potential.Speaking from RPM’s Brisbane global head office, RPM Chief Executive Officer Richard Mathews said, “This transaction ends over two years of searching to find a partner who has both a significant footprint in the Indian mining industry and shares our customer-focussed approach towards business. Working with our new partner Deepak Mining Services, the new JV will service the Indian marketplace which is gearing up for massive growth. There’s enormous demand for efficient planning, development and operations by India’s large mining enterprises to secure the raw materials needed to fuel India’s rapid growth.“To meet this demand, we’re eager to introduce our advisory services, leading technology products and long-term relationships with global investment houses to India through this new partnership.”A Deepak Mining Services spokesperson said, “With the need for improved productivity in India’s energy sector, there is a dire need for worldclass mining services which can only be met by the application of best practice advisory and technology products for which RPM is respected globally.” RPM and Deepak Mining Services’ joint venture will also service the nearby mining industries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.last_img read more

SWISS FINAL Kadetten lead 20

← Previous Story THE END: French Ivry relegated after 57 years in elite! Next Story → RK VOJVODINA DEPARTURES: Mirkovic to Baia Mare, Kocic signs for Metalurg! Kadetten Schafhausen is on the right way to take back the trophy for the best Swiss team! Team coached by Markus Baur won the second match of the Play-Off Final over Pfadi Winterthur 27:26 in front of 2.000 home fans  and now lead 2:0 in the final series.The third match will be played in Winterthur next Sunday.Playoff Final: Kadetten Schaffhausen – Pfadi Winterthur 27:26 (15:14)Kadetten: Vaskevicius(1.-21. Uns 31.-60. Minute /11 saves), Maier(one save), Kukucka(2), Emrich(4), Graubner(2),  Pendic, Mamic(2), Starczan(3), Stojanovic(4), Heer, Jurca(6/6), Muggli(1),  Tominec(3), Geisser; Bemerkungen: Schelbert; Cvijetic, Küttel, Goepfert  kadettenSchaffhausenSwiss handball read more