Virender Sehwag out for 2 weeks with ankle injury, may miss CLT20

first_imgVirender Sehwag is in doubt for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 after he has been advised two weeks of rest because of ligament injury he sustained during India’s last Super Eights game in the ICC World Twenty20 against South Africa here.Sehwag strained a ligament in his left ankle during South Africa’s innings on Tuesday night and according to the Indian team’s media manager Dr R N Baba, the right-hander has been advised rest for 14 days.Sehwag, who had a poor World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, scoring only 54 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 112, suffered the injury while celebrating Jacques Kallis’ dismissal off Irfan Pathan in the fourth over.He limped off the field to be replaced by Manoj Tiwary, and did not return to the field again.The injury comes as a big blow for Delhi Daredevils of whom Sehwag remains a key player despite relinquishing captaincy duties for CLT20 to be held in South Africa from October 9.The Daredevils are scheduled to open their campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 13 in Centurion.last_img read more

Basketball legend Michael Jordan receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

first_imgUS President Barack Obama awarded 21 recipients, including basketball greats Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom at the White House in Washington on Tuesday.”From scientists, philanthropists and public servants to activists, athletes and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way,” Obama said in his remarks, reports Xinhua.”The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our highest civilian honor. It’s a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have an opportunity to change this country for the better,” Obama added.Others receiving the award included philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, comedian Ellen DeGeneres, mathematician and computer scientist Margaret H. Hamilton, and actors such as Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro.The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is (along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal) the highest civilian award bestowed by the United States.last_img read more

Mike Moustakas Traded to Milwaukee Brewers

first_imgMILWAUKEE, WI – Greek-American Mike Moustakas, 29, was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Milwaukee Brewers on July 27 in exchange for outfielder Brett Phillips and right-hander Jorge Lopez. After hitting a career-best 38 homers for the Royals last year, the two-time All-Star third baseman did not get a lucrative deal in free agency and returned on a one-year deal for $6.5 million plus a mutual option for 2019. He has 19 homers and 58 RBIs but was only batting .249 for the worst team in the majors. The left-handed hitting Moustakas singled in five at-bats in his Milwaukee debut on July 28 in the Brewers 7-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.Nicknamed “Moose” by his fans, Moustakas played in 2013 alongside Greek-Canadian George Kottaras who was traded later that year from the Royals to the Chicago Cubs. They spoke about their Greek pride in an article on mlb.com which also mentioned that Moustakas had a Greek flag above his locker in the Royals’ clubhouse. “In eight years with Kansas City, Moustakas batted .251 with a .736 OPS, 139 home runs and 441 RBI,” USA Today reported.Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.Kansas City Royals’ Salvador Perez (13) celebrates with Mike Moustakas (8) after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Using my brain well in IPL this year: Hardik Pandya after MI win

first_imgHardik Pandya once again starred for the Mumbai Indians on Thursday night as they defeated Delhi Capitals by 40 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla to jump to the second spot in the points table.Hardik picked up a wicket and smashed 32 off 15 balls as Mumbai Indians successfully defended 168 to notch up their sixth win of the season against a strong Delhi lineup.This year Hardik has easily been at his best and is making telling contributions for Mumbai Indians. So what has the all-rounder done differently this season? He thinks it’s his brain that he is using more effectively.”Even I was telling myself that I don’t think I’ve ever hit the ball better. I have been working hard in the nets and it has been coming off well for me. I like to keep the basics straight, even in the death if you keep your shape and hope for bowlers to miss, you can hit hard.”I am using my brain well, reading the wicket well in this season. I have five more games to go and then the play-offs, and I hope to keep going like this through the season,” Hardik Pandya said after the match against Delhi Capitals.A well deserved Man of the Match award for Hardik Pandya for his overall performance #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/62e8mHj9KrIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 2019Hardik has amassed 218 runs in the season so far in 9 matches at an average of 43.60 and has picked 8 wickets in as many games. He has been one of the key reasons behind Mumbai’s consistency this season.advertisementOn Thursday, Hardik smashed three sixes and two boundaries which helped the visitors post 168 for 5 on the board. Hardik teamed up with his older brother Krunal to provide the much-needed late onslaught by hammering 51 runs off the last 18 balls to put Mumbai in a strong position.Hardik then took the wicket of Kagiso Rabada and gave away 17 runs from his two overs as Mumbai restricted Delhi to 129 for 9 in 20 overs. 19-year-old Rahul Chahar though, was the pick of the bowlers for MI as he finished with 3 for 19 off his four overs.DC suffered its first loss in the last four games and also its third loss at home out of four matches played at the Kotla this season.Mumbai, on the other hand, took another step towards the play-offs with their sixth win in nine games, taking them to 12 points, while Delhi remained on 10 points from nine matches.Also Read | Rahul Chahar joins forces with Pandyas to lift Mumbai Indians to No.2Also Read | Rahul Chahar a smart guy, love his attitude, says Rohit after MI crush DCAlso Read | DC vs MI Highlights, IPL 2019last_img read more

How much do you know about the Premier League 2017-18 season? – quiz

first_img Sam Allardyce He took the job in the end, saying: “I’m delighted that I’ve come back in to a club of this magnitude, size and history.” features Share on WhatsApp Pep, is that you? Stoke City September They were all sent off four times Manchester City Darren Moore Share on Messenger In which month did Crystal Palace score their first goal of the season? Asmir Begovic Last season he sat on the bench for Chelsea; this season he played every minute of every game for Bournemouth. Oh dear Manchester City David Wagner What did Lewis Dunk do against Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Swansea? Not great Which player scored against all of the top six clubs – Manchester City, United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal? Marko Arnautovic Darren Moore (6 games in charge) Moore won 50% of his games in charge; Pardew won 5% of his. West Bromwich Albion Mauricio Pellegrino Leicester City Everton He was sent off in the first half Share on Facebook Swansea City Tony Pulis (12 games in charge) Watford Javi Gracia had managed in Spain, Greece and Russia but not in England. Harry Redknapp Premier League Tony Pulis November Tottenham Hotspur Their only goals this season were own goals A fine score. Enjoy the World Cup He scored an own goal Dunk equalled Martin Skrtel’s record from 2013-14 for scoring four own goals in a season. They made their international debuts this season and were relegated Oh dear Craig Shakespeare Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn August Four managers took charge of West Brom this season. Which of them earned the most points? Share via Email Frank de Boer, is that you? Marco Silva Jamie Vardy Vardy, the top scorer outside of the top six clubs with 20 goals, scored against them all. Decent Southampton Frank de Boer Four games, four defeats, no goals. Who said this about the vacant managerial role at Everton: “It would have been a fabulous job, but it just didn’t feel right – it just never materialised as I thought it would”? Arsène Wenger Juande Ramos Submit answers Manchester United United, however, managed to lose against all three promoted teams. Manchester United Rafa Benítez Carlos Carvalhal “This guy is going to keep Swansea in the Premier League,” said Mourinho. “He is the manager of the season, because they were dead and he is going to save them. He changed the players.” Gary Megson (2 games in charge) Gerry Francis Spurs haven’t been the top side from London since 1994-95 season, when they finished seventh in the table (and above QPR, Wimbledon, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham). Burnley Burnley only won seven away points last season; this season they won seven away matches. Tottenham finished the season as the highest placed team from London. Who was their manager when they last achieved that feat? Martin Jol Loris Karius Riyad Mahrez Share on Twitter Arsenal Which goalkeeper made one save in the league last season and 111 this season? Manchester City defeated every side they faced in the league this season. So did which other club? Not great Alan Pardew (18 games in charge) Super. Enjoy the World Cup Super. Enjoy the World Cup Which team were not beaten on their own ground? (Spurs don’t count) Share on Twitter Crystal Palace Liverpool Their five away defeats – at The Etihad, Wembley, the Liberty, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge – let them down. Tottenham West Bromwich Albion Reuse this content Who did José Mourinho proclaim “the manager of the season” in early April? Nine clubs changed their managers during the season. Which of them brought in a permanent replacement with no previous experience of managing in England? West Ham United Not great He was booked for diving Oh dear Alan Pardew Topics Willy Caballero Marco Silva Sean Dyche Wonderful. Enjoy the World Cup Which of these managers had a 0% win percentage this season? Challenge your friends Roy Hodgson Wayne Hennessey What do Jack Cork, Harry Maguire, Lewis Dunk, Mathias Jorgensen and Alfie Mawson have they common? Liverpool Who were the only team to win the majority of their points away from home? October Palace lost their first seven games without as much as scoring a single goal. And then, on 14 October, they beat reigning champions Chelsea. Share via Email Wonderful. Enjoy the World Cup Premier League 2017-18 review of the season You got… They are the only outfielders who played every minute of every game for their club Five goalkeepers also played every minute Who declared himself the “proudest man in Proudsville”? A decent score. Enjoy the World Cup Share on Facebook Sean Dyche Dyche had an eventful season. A pub in Burnley was renamed The Royal Dyche in his honour and, in less appetising news, he also had to deny that he eats worms, saying: “It was a bit of banter I used to have – you get a nice, big juicy worm hanging out of your mouth. It wobbles, wriggling around. Look as if you’re chewing it and then spit it out.” Burnley Glenn Murray Pep Guardiola He conceded two penalties Oh dearlast_img read more

STX Plans Jobs Cull to Stave Off Collapse

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is planning to cut 800 jobs and focus entirely on the construction of tankers in an attempt to recover from financial troubles, the Korea Herald reports.Quoting STX chief executive Lee Byung-mo, the Korea Herald writes that this makes a total of 30 percent of the company’s current workforce of around 2,600. The remaining 1,800 workers can expect a 10% cut in their salaries, Lee said in a leaked internal email.The CEO said that STX also wants to revamp the organizational structure, adding that if the company continues with the current management system it “will lead to the firm’s collapse within the first half of 2016.”STX aims at abandoning its offshore and special ship business, which will turn the company, currently one of the world’s top five shipbuilders, into a medium-sized enterprise.The staff cuts and the operational streamlining are a response to the demands of the company’s largest creditor, the Korea Development Bank, for a 50% reduction in the company’s fixed expenses.The shipbuilder recorded KRW 26.5 billion (USD 20.3 million) net loss in the first six months of its current financial year.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Orenda Canoe Club to Expand Facility and Increase Accessibility

first_imgWith a significant investment from the province, Orenda Canoe Club in Lake Echo will be able to expand its facility and provide year-round recreation and sport experiences for Nova Scotians, especially youth. Keith Colwell, Minister of Fisheries and Aquiculture, on behalf of Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, announced $608,500 in funding today, April 7. “Sport and recreation facilities are vital to keeping our communities strong and vibrant,” said Mr. Colwell. “Government is proud to invest in facilities like Orenda Canoe Club, which give Nova Scotians opportunities to maintain social connections and lead healthy lifestyles.” Orenda Canoe Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that provides recreation and sport activities for youth, as well as programs to develop athletes in the sport of paddling. The funding will allow the club to expand its training space, increase accessibility, purchase modern equipment and make necessary on-site upgrades. “We are excited to partner with the province to finally bring this project to life,” said Shelley Leverman-Peddle, commodore, Orenda Canoe Club. “This investment will help the club expand and improve as a sport and recreation hub for youth, competitive athletes and our community.” The canoe club has provided an athletic foundation for five Olympians: Steve Giles, Leslie-Anne Young, Glen Girard, Peter Giles and Genevieve Orton, as well as many other athletes who have represented Nova Scotia and Canada at national and international paddling events. For more information about Orenda Canoe Club, visit http://www.orendacanoeclub.ca. Investment in community organizations and increasing inclusion and access to recreation for Nova Scotians are vital parts of the province’s recently unveiled culture strategy, Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan. You can read the full plan at https://novascotia.ca/culture/.last_img read more

Gallese denies Suarez as Peru beat Uruguay on penalties to reach Copa

first_imgRio de Janeiro: Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese saved Luis Suarez’s spot-kick as Peru beat Uruguay on penalties on Saturday to reach the Copa America semi-finals, where they will face Chile. Edison Flores scored the decisive penalty as Peru, who were thrashed 5-0 by Brazil in their previous match, qualified for the semi-finals for the third time in the last four editions of the Copa. It was a remarkable turnaround for Gallese, who was the villain of that thumping by the hosts, gifting Brazil their second goal by clearing the ball straight to Roberto Firmino, while he was also partially at fault for the first and third scores. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherBut in Salvador he guessed the right way for the first shoot-out penalty to deny Barcelona forward Suarez, after which Peru’s own penalty-takers were faultless. “I’m very proud of our team, I can’t really put it into words,” said Peru captain Paolo Guerrero. “A lot of people said we don’t have the fortitude and guts. But we showed today on the pitch that we could take them on head-on. “Peru has hunger, Peru is a warrior, Peru has guts.” It was the third Copa quarter-final to finish goalless and head to penalties after Uruguay had three goals ruled out for offside during normal time. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenGiorgian de Arrascaeta, Edinson Cavani and Suarez had all put the ball in the net, only to be denied by a linesman’s flag. “It’s a bitter and sad feeling. We had high hopes to qualify, but simply couldn’t,” said Uruguay’s captain Diego Godin. “We lacked a goal. We tried, we looked for it… (But) three were disallowed.” Brazil beat Paraguay on spot-kicks on Thursday and champions Chile did likewise to knock-out Colombia on Friday. In the only match to feature any goals, Argentina defeated Venezuela 2-0 on Friday. Peru will face Chile in the second semi-final in Porto Alegre on Wednesday, a day after hosts Brazil take on Argentina in Belo Horizonte. After a slow opening, Uruguay burst into life on 15 minutes when Federico Valverde surged onto a loose Peru pass in their own half and picked out an unmarked Luis Suarez on the penalty spot, but the Barcelona forward couldn’t keep down his header. Two minutes later Nahitan Nandez broke into the box from the flank but his shot was blocked by a sliding defender. In pouring rain, Uruguay looked set to take the lead on 24 minutes with a rapier counter-attack, but Cavani ballooned the ball into the sky from six yards after Gallese parried Suarez’s shot, although it wouldn’t have counted as the Barcelona forward was retroactively deemed offside when he received the ball. Moments later Nandez headed over from six yards. De Arrascaeta had the ball in the net on 28 minutes but that was chalked off for an offside against Nandez. Peru finally created a worthy chance late in the first half but Jose Gimenez made a stunning recovery tackle to deny Guerrero a goalscoring chance. Up the other end, Gallese made himself big to block Cavani’s shot on the turn. Gallese was called into action early in the second period to punch out a dipping Valverde free-kick. Center-back Godin, up for a throw-in deep in Peruvian territory, emulated Cavani’s first-half howler, spooning over from seven yards after he was picked out by Suarez. Cavani appeared to have broken the deadlock just before the hour mark as he latched onto a Suarez through ball and chipped Gallese, but he was pulled up for offside. Copa winners in 1939 and 1975, Peru lost to Chile in the semi-finals four years ago. Suarez poked home a Martin Caceres cross inside the six yard box on 73 minutes, but that too was ruled offside. Uruguay pushed hard late on but Peru held out as Suarez failed to make contact with the ball when trying to lob Gallese in the clearest chance.last_img read more

Thomson Reuters cutting 2000 jobs

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday it would cut about 2,000 jobs worldwide, about four per cent of its workforce, and take a fourth-quarter charge of $200 million to $250 million to streamline its business.The restructuring across 39 countries and 150 locations would mainly affect the company’s financial and risk business and its enterprise, technology and operations group, the news and information company said.The company employs about 48,000 people globally, a spokesman said. Thomson Reuters shares gained about four per cent in early trading in both New York and Toronto.The changes come as part of its multi-year effort to streamline its businesses, said Jim Smith, chief executive, in an interview Tuesday.last_img read more

Algerias Judiciary Puts Former PM Ahmed Ouyahia in Provisional Custody

Rabat – The investigation judge at the Supreme Court in Algeria ordered the provisional detention of Algeria’s former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia. Ouyahia is suspected of involvement in many corruption cases. Dozens of people were waiting for Ouyahia’s arrival at the Supreme Court, throwing yogurts on the van transporting him to the prison. Algeria’s former minister of transportation, Abdelghani Zaalane, is also expected to appear before the court.Read also: Algeria’s Hostility to Morocco Expands Into its Education SystemOn Sunday, June 9, Ouyahia, along with other senior officials, were summoned by an investigating judge of the Algiers court for ‘granting privileges’ to the owner of a car assembly plant.It is the second time in two months that the former prime minister has appeared in court in connection with corruption investigations. Ouyahia was previously summoned on April 30 for ‘squandering public funds and undue advantages.” Since the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, several wealthy businessmen have been held in custody for benefiting from government contracts through their links with senior Algerian officials. read more

UN force in Côte dIvoire extended for one month as talks on

27 May 2010The Security Council today voted to extend for one month the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), and the French forces supporting it, while the 15-member body continues to consider possible revisions to the mission’s mandate. The Security Council today voted to extend for one month the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), and the French forces supporting it, while the 15-member body continues to consider possible revisions to the mission’s mandate. The Council took this decision “considering the need to examine thoroughly” the recommendations for a revised mandate set out by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his latest report, according to the unanimously adopted resolution.UNOCI was established in 2004 by the Council to facilitate the peace process in the West African nation, which became split by civil war in 2002 into a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south.The mission has been providing logistical and technical assistance for the preparations for the country’s presidential elections, which were supposed to have been held as far back as 2005 but have been repeatedly postponed, most recently from March.While preparations for the polls were on track up until late last year, they were interrupted in January. Political tensions began to mount after voter registration was suspended due to violence and President Laurent Gbagbo dissolved the Government and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in February. A new Government and Electoral Commission have since been established, but the electoral process remains stalled as differences persist on how to tackle the issue of fraud and resume the interrupted appeals process on the provisional voters list.In his report, Mr. Ban recommended maintaining UNOCI until the end of the year – with the same current total strength of its military and police components – “in order to give Côte d’Ivoire a chance to walk the final mile to the elections with the full support of the United Nations.” He also recommended an adjustment of the mission’s mandate to allow it to focus on helping the parties to implement the remaining priority tasks in the peace process, including those related to elections, disarmament and all aspects of the reunification of the country. read more

Belarus Sri Lanka discuss legal framework for bilateral relations

Belarus and Sri Lanka have had talks on the devolopment of the legal framework for bilateral relations between both countries, the Belarus Foreign Ministry said.Belarus hosted the third round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Sri Lanka yesterday (August 22). During the meeting the parties discussed the whole range of topical issues of bilateral relations such as regional cooperation, cooperation in the field of culture and the education, health, science and technology. Special attention was paid to the development of the legal framework of bilateral relations, as well as cooperation within international organizations. (Colombo Gazette) The Belarusian side was headed by Valentin Rybakov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. Sri Lankan delegation was headed by G. Asirvatham, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. read more

Apple to purchase Intels 5G modem business for 1B

Apple Inc. has confirmed its plans to buy Intel Corp.’s modem business for a reported US$1 billion.It’s a major move for Apple, which has been trying to sever its reliance on Qualcomm, its current provider for mobile modems, for nearly a decade.Apple’s senior vice-president of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, confirmed the news July 25, and said the acquisition will “help expedite our development on future products and allow Apple to further differentiate moving forward.”Dimitri Mavrakis, the research director at tech market advisory firm ABI Research, said this will help Apple to differentiate itself from all the other companies scrambling to find their footing in the world of 5G.“Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s 5G modem business will not only allow the iPhone manufacturer to gain world-class expertise in cellular modems, which is one of the most challenging areas in R&D, but also allow it to strike better deals with other major 5G patent holders. Apple will also potentially be able to negotiate better terms with its current 5G suppliers as well as integrate parts of the 5G modem into its existing processors,” Mavrakis wrote in a statement. “It is important to note that by inheriting some of the key 5G patents developed by Intel, Apple will be able to differentiate its 5G offering in what will soon be a very highly competitive 5G landscape.”This acquisition does not mean that Intel is getting out of the modem business completely. The company has stated it will remain committed to developing modems for computers, IoT devices, and self-driving cars.“This agreement enables us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology that our team has created,” said Intel’s chief executive officer, Bob Swan.According to the press release, Apple will absorb about 2,200 employees from Intel.The deal is expected to close in Q4 of 2019, if approved by regulators. This section is powered by IT World Canada. ITWC covers the enterprise IT spectrum, providing news and information for IT professionals aiming to succeed in the Canadian market. read more

Hot hatch titans on show at SMMT

Ford, Renault and VW show hot hatches at SMMTSMMT will play host to three legendary hot hatch manufacturers as Ford, Renault and Volkswagen exhibit from 27 May to 5 July at the organisation’s Westminster showroom. The manufacturers will be showing the latest Ford Focus ST, Renault Clio Renaultsport 200 and Volkswagen Golf GTI.The history of the fast Ford is a long and rich one. It begins with the Lotus-engineered Cortina in 1963, which enjoyed success on track and in the showrooms, and the Escort Mexico in 1970, which celebrated Ford’s rallying success of the time. Later generation Escorts came to hot hatch fame in the 1980s and ‘90s in XR3 trim, while more recently, Ford’s best-selling Fiesta and Focus have received the hot hatch treatment, badged as STs.The Ford Focus ST on display at SMMT boasts a 247bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which propels it to 62mph in 6.5 seconds and on to 154mph. It also features variable ratio steering and three-stage ESP to tailor to the driver’s preference. Despite this, it still delivers respectable fuel consumption and emits 169g/km CO2.For more than 20 years the Clio name has been synonymous with exciting and affordable hot hatches. Starting with the Clio Williams in 1993 and followed by a number of Renaultsport models, the manufacturer’s B-segment hot hatch has historically used a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine.The latest Clio Renaultsport shows a departure from previous models, featuring a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine and a twin-clutch gearbox. The smaller engine develops 200bhp, making this the most powerful Clio to date, while the quick-shifting gearbox helps it reach 62mph in just 6.7 seconds.Arguably the creator of the hot hatch segment, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has seen seven iterations since 1976. The current version continues the theme of the original, creating a perfect combination of performance, refinement and practicality.The Golf GTI’s power output has more than doubled since its launch, from the Mk1’s 110bhp to 230bhp in the current model. Similarly, fuel consumption has improved 70% in the last 38 years. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

SMMT response to Brexit extension

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief ExecutiveWhile we’ve avoided a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Friday, it is utterly unacceptable that, more than two years since negotiations started, industry still does not know what the UK’s relationship with the EU will be in the coming weeks and months. Uncertainty has already caused serious damage – car plants are on enforced shutdown, investment has been cut and jobs lost.This cannot go on. Government and Parliament must use this extension  purposefully to take ‘no deal’ off the table for good, and guarantee a positive long-term resolution that delivers frictionless trade. If they fail, we face yet another devastating ‘no deal’ precipice on 31 October.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Gov Scott plans public address on Miami Beachs final Zika zone

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to deliver some good news to Miami Beach residents about the Zika hot zone on Friday.It has been more than 45 days since a Zika transmission was reported in the South Beach area, and now the governor will reportedly speak at 10 a.m. on clearing the southern Zika hot zone of Miami Beach.Scott is set speak at The Betsy South Beach hotel to make the official announcement.Last Friday, he was in South Florida to give the all clear in the Little River area of Miami.The zone in Miami Beach is the last remaining hot spot in South Florida.“It’s great news, it’s great news for everybody ’cause I think pretty much Miami could be the first major community to ever contain this virus,” Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine told 7News via phone, “and I think we did it together, all working together.”South Florida originally had two hot zones on in Miami: one in the Little River Area and the original hot zone in the Wynwood Arts District. Art Basel Miami Beach recently spurred a bounce back for businesses in Miami that experienced a decline in tourism because of Zika. The news of an “all-clear” is just what many of those businesses wanted to hear.“No one can win individually or lose. We all win or lose together, and I think it was a good demonstration of teamwork,” Levine said.Follow the governor’s address live on 7News and streaming live on WSVN.com.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Nalgonda Barricades set up to avert mishaps near Mahatma Gandhi

first_imgNalgonda: Komatireddy Pratheek Foundation has arranged eight barricades at the Mahatma Gandhi University for the safety of students, staff and visitors who come to the varsity every day.On Thursday, on the request of university authorities and the Police department, Bhongir MP Komatireddy has donated eight barricades which were handed over to the Police department by chief executive officer of the foundation MV Gona Reddy and Vamshi in the presence of the Registrar Professor M Yadagiri. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, Gona Reddy informed that the Foundation has been taking up a lot of work on the premises of university such as constructing rainwater harvesting pits, cleaning the ground for plantation and developing greenery. Students, staff and the Registrar thanked the Foundation chairman Komatireddy Venkat Reddy for the help.last_img read more

Army Headquarters reorganization 206 officers sent to field

first_imgNew Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved the relocation of 206 Army officers from here to their original field units as part of reorganization of the Army headquarters. The approval to relocate the officers, apart from the creation of a separate vigilance cell under the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), were among the decisions approved by Singh on the basis of an internal study conducted by the Army Headquarters. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us Besides, a unit will be formed under the Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) to focus entirely on issues of human rights. The Army officers who will be relocated to their field units include three Major Generals, eight Brigadiers, nine Colonels and 186 Lt Colonels. The vigilance cell under the COAS will have tri-services representation. At present, the vigilance function for the COAS has multiple agencies and there is no single point interface. An independent vigilance cell will be made functional under COAS. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us The Additional Director General (Vigilance) will be placed directly under the COAS and the cell will have three officers not below the rank of a Colonel, drawn from each of the services. The cell to be formed under the VCOAS will focus on human rights convention and values. It will be headed by an officer not below the rank of Major General and will examine reports of human rights abuses. A police officer of the rank of Superintendent or Senior Superintendent will be deputed to this agency for investigative work.last_img read more

Ambulancetruck collision kills 2

first_imgTwo killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between an ambulance and a truck in Bogura on Friday. Photo: Prothom AloTwo persons were killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between an ambulance and a truck on Dhaka-Bogura highway in Sherpur upazila on Friday, reports UNB.The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately.Witnesses said the Naogaon-bound truck collided with the ambulance carrying the dead body of a person from Dhaka around 12:00pm, leaving two ambulance passengers dead on spot and three others injured.The bodies were sent to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital for autopsy, said Aziz Mandol, in-charge of the hospital’s police camp.last_img