4 days agoLiverpool goalscorer Lallana: This can be my season

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool goalscorer Lallana: This can be my seasonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdam Lallana feels he’s back after scoring Liverpool’s equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Manchester United.The midfielder has endured a bleak period in his career in recent years, with injuries and strong competition in the Anfield squad reducing him to the role of bit part player.”I’m delighted. It’s obviously nice to contribute to a top team like this – and I feel that’s the first of big moments me for this season,” he said.”Just because I’ve not started any of the first nine games, I don’t think that means I am not going to play a big part in this team.“Can this be my season? Of course, yeah. It’s a long old season. We’ve got the World Club Cup to come. The Champions League this week, the Premier League at the weekend, the Carabao Cup next week.“So it’s important to stay strong and be ready. That’s where my focus will be and I’m delighted I can make an impact when I get the chance.” Lallana added: “Listen, obviously I feel like I’ve been fit for a good year now, especially since coming back from pre-season. But we’re European champions, we’ve got a top squad, so I’ve had to be patient for my chance.“I’ve done that, and I am delighted to come on and make an impact like that. We are a top team, so to be able to contribute to it is important.” last_img read more

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Shahid Afridi says he did not blow whistle on spot-fixing scandal of 2010

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 19:45 IST File photo of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAfridi said he did not reveal the information about spot-fixing to the tabloid that broke the newsAfridi said he was not able to sleep for a few days when he 1st saw the spot-fixing messagesAsif, Amir and Butt were found guilty of involvement in spot-fixing in 2010Former captain Shahid Afridi Sunday said that he did not blow the whistle on the spot-fixing scandal that rocked world cricket during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.Having discussed in detail about the spot-fixing scandal in his autobiography ‘Game Changer’, Afridi insisted he did not pass on the information or messages to the tabloid ‘News of the World’ which eventually broke the story.”These players (Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir) still think that Lala (Afridi) blew the whistle about them to the newspaper that is not true. It was one of my friends in England who passed on the information without informing me and even after that the newspaper carried out its own investigation and sting operation to confirm and trap the players,” Afridi said on a news channel.Afridi said his former team-mate Abdul Razzaq had first talked about the involvement of some players with fixers when the team was playing the World T20 in West Indies in 2010.”Razzaq kept on telling me after one match against Sri Lanka that he had doubts about Salman Butt but I did not believe him at that time. I said they are like our younger brothers. Later on, as fate would have it a damaged mobile which went to a repair shop and whose owner knew my friend in England revealed messages that surprised me and made me suspect that these players were indeed spot-fixing matches,” he said.Afridi, who retired from international cricket in 2016, said he was hurt and disappointed when Butt’s involvement in the scandal was confirmed as he liked him a lot.advertisementHe also maintained when he first saw the messages about Butt, Asif and Aamir, he could not sleep for few days and did not have the courage to share it with Razzaq who realised something was wrong.Asked why he did not confront Butt and the other players about the messages, Afridi said he was let down by the reaction of the team management including Waqar Younis and Yawar Saeed when he first showed them the messages.”It was disappointing for me. My first job was to inform the management, I did that they said ‘beta kya karsakta hai ab (son, what we can do now)’. That is also why I gave up Test cricket and the captaincy and returned home.”He conceded that the management did try to warn the players not to meet or mix up with suspicious characters like Mazhar Majeed who was also eventually jailed for his role in the spot-fixing scandal.Afridi also revealed why he had supported the comeback of Aamir to the Pakistan team after he completed his ban.”When the ‘News of the World’ broke the story and I had returned to England for the limited over matches, I confronted the three players and told them to admit if they had done it as we could help them. Butt kept on denying and even took oath he had done nothing wrong. In contrast, the first time I confronted Aamir he came to me and admitted he had made a big mistake. He also confessed in court,” Afridi said.Afridi also repeated his comments about Javed Miandad and Waqar Younis which he made in his book.”I still have a lot of respect for both as players. But it is not necessary that a big player can be a good coach and it applied to both. Waqar changed after becoming captain and he had a different personality for the worst after becoming a coach.”He used to interfere in everything and tried to dictate terms. He even used to give me pieces of paper before we went onto the field as who to bowl, when and where to set fielding. As captain, this was annoying for me.”He also said that Waqar tried to spread rumours about him in the team and there was a lot of backbiting. Afridi said Miandad had a habit of getting involved in a tussle with players.”The reason we rate Bob Woolmer highly is he gave us space and never got involved in any tussle with the players.”Also Read | Yuvraj Singh considering retirement, may seek BCCI permission to play private T20 leaguesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni invaluable to Team India, says Brendon McCullumAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shahid AfridiFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Mohammad AmirFollow Pakistan spot-fixing] Shahid Afridi says he did not blow whistle on spot-fixing scandal of 2010Shahid Afridi said his former team-mate Abdul Razzaq had first talked about the involvement of some players with fixers when the team was playing the World T20 in West Indies in 2010.advertisementlast_img read more

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Hapag-Lloyd Bolsters East Mediterranean Links

first_imgzoom German container carrier Hapag-Lloyd is launching a new Turkey Israel Express Service (TIX) to boost its port coverage in the eastern Mediterranean, with the first ship in this weekly service leaving Turkey’s port of Mersin on May 5.The TIX will initially link five ports in Egypt, Israel and Turkey, including the hub ports of Damietta, Port Said, Mersin and Haifa. From the end of June, Hapag will add Turkey’s port of Iskenderun to the service.The weekly service will be operated with one vessel with an operational capacity of 810 TEU including 150 reefer plugs. The port rotation will be Damietta – Port Said (East) – Mersin -Iskenderun (from end of June) – Haifa – Damietta.The launch of TIX will also change the port rotation of Hapag’s  two existing services in the Mediterranean.The new port rotation of the Levante Express Service (LEX) will be: Cagliari – Genoa – Leghorn -Naples – Salerno – Cagliari – Alexandria – Damietta – Mersin – Izmir – Cagliari; while the new port rotation of the Adriatic Express Service (ADX) will be: Damietta – Rijeka – Koper -Venice – Ancona – Bari (from June) – Port Said (East) – Damietta.last_img read more

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CMA CGM’s Profit Edges Down in 2015

first_imgzoom French container shipping major CMA CGM has reported a volume growth of 6.3% year-on-year in 2015, reaching 13 million TEUs, a major factor that helped curb further decline of the company’s consolidated revenue that went down 6.4% year-on-year reaching USD 15.7 billion.The group’s consolidated net profit had a pretty stable run, totaling in USD 567 million, somewhat lower than in 2014 when the company recorded USD 584 million in profit benefiting from a positive exchange rate impact.The company attributed the volume growth to the new Ocean Three Alliance in place since January 2015 with China Shipping and UASC along with the company’s expansion in the United States.“Our operating performance once again illustrates the strength of our business model and our capacity to adapt. In a challenging market environment, we continued to roll out our strategy while adjusting our cost and financing structure to best effect,” says Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group Vice-Chairman.With respect to the outlook for 2016,  the company said that the very start of 2016 is tough and marked by freight rates under pressures which will impact industry profitability.Against this backdrop, CMA CGM said it would continue working on optimising its lines and cost reduction program combining “rigorous operational practices, optimal fleet utilization, reduction of energy consumption, and strict control of all its spending.”The french liner also plans to resume its acquisition of Singapore-based NOL, the world’s 12th-largest shipping company. The USD 2.4 billion acquisition, which is pending clearance from the various competent authorities, is said to be “progressing in line with the initially announced timeline” and should be closed by the end of the year.“At the same time, we entered a decisive new stage in our development with the project to acquire NOL. The project is progressing in line with expectations. Combined with our intrinsic capacity to deliver solid operating results, this project will make us more competitive going forward,” Saadé went on to say.CMA CGM’s acquisition of shares in proposed takeover of NOL is about to reach 5% mark with the latest share acquisition.The combination of APL’s vessels (0.54 Mteu) with ships of the CMA CGM Group (1.79 Mteu) would create a combined fleet of 2.33 Mteu with an 11.5% global capacity share, based on Alphaliner figures.This year will also see CMA CGM deploy its flagship fleet of six 18,000-TEU vessels in the Transpacific, starting at the end of May.last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Cumberland County

first_imgCUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 Closed to Empty High-Sided Vehicle Due to high winds on the Tantramar Marshes, Highway 104 is closed to empty, high-sided vehicles between the New Brunswick border and Exit 3 at Amherst. -30-last_img

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Sailor testifies superior sexually assaulted him aboard Canadian destroyer

first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax sailor has told a military court he woke up in his bunk to a superior performing oral sex on him while a navy destroyer was visiting Spain in 2015.The leading seaman was testifying Wednesday in Halifax at the standing court martial for Master Seaman Daniel Cooper, who is accused of sexual assault and ill treatment of a subordinate.The man, whose name is protected by a publication ban, said he left HMCS Athabaskan around 10 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2015, to have some drinks with other crew members in Rota, Spain. He said he drank a number of beer throughout the day at a hotel and restaurant and later in the evening he and Cooper returned to the ship in a taxi.He said the men had a few more drinks in the mess and eventually went to bed around 1 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2015 — but he woke up about three hours later as someone was performing oral sex on him.“I’m trying to figure out what’s going on. I’m in shock. I’m frozen stiff,” he told the court. “I’m not sure what to do.”The man said it was dark and he couldn’t really see, but the person performing the act was repeating a sexual phrase to him, and he recognized the voice to be that of Cooper, a naval communicator at Canadian Forces Base Halifax.He became emotional in the courtroom as he spoke about fearing for his safety and attempting to alert a crew member in the bunk below him — but he said his pleas for help went unanswered.“I said, ‘I think I’m getting raped’ … But he didn’t believe me. His response was, ‘You’re drunk and I have duty in a few hours. Go back to bed’,” he said.The junior sailor eventually told his alleged assaulter, “I’m not gay,” to which he replied, “Oh, sorry,” and left.The alleged victim said once Cooper left, the sailor in the bunk below him realized he had been telling the truth. He said that sailor convinced him to report the sexual assault, and his superiors were notified of the alleged incident shortly after it happened.He told the court he never invited Cooper into his bunk or consented to oral sex.Cooper has pleaded not guilty to both charges.During cross-examination, defence lawyer Maj. Philippe-Luc Boutin appeared to suggest the oral sex was consensual.He asked the leading seaman if he remembered becoming aroused while speaking with Cooper near the bunks after they left the mess, and a discussion about sexual activity.“I’m going to suggest to you … that your account of that night is not the truth,” said Boutin. “You made up a story because it was more convenient for you.”But the man flatly denied the suggestions in the defence’s line of questioning.“I was raped,” he said, speaking louder than previously.Boutin also pointed to inconsistencies in his testimony. He noted that he told the court Wednesday that he was “very drunk” when he went to bed early that morning, but told police days after the incident that he wasn’t that drunk.Before dismissing the alleged victim, Military Judge Cmdr. Sandra Sukstorf said: “Thank you for coming forward to tell your story.”The court martial continues Wednesday.Military commanders have promised to crack down on sexual misconduct in the ranks since retired Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps reported April 2015 that she had found an “underlying sexual culture” in the military.Military police received 193 reports of sexual assault in 2017, more than twice the 93 reported in 2014. There have also been more charges, with 44 in 2016 compared to 24 in 2014.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

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Plans to expand Detroits Motown Museum get 500000 boost

first_imgDETROIT — The Motown Museum’s expansion plans are getting a $500,000 boost.The grant from the DTE Energy Foundation was announced Monday by Robin Terry, CEO and chairwoman of the museum . The money will help support the development of an education and community engagement space at the museum for young artists that also will house the museum’s summer camp programs.The $50 million expansion will be built around the existing museum, which includes the original studio and famed “Hitsville U.S.A.” sign.The museum is located where company founder Berry Gordy — a former auto plant worker — launched his music empire. The label started in 1959 and scores of stars and hits were created before Motown relocated to California in 1972. The label marks its 60th anniversary early next year .The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Chief of Japan technology giant Toshiba resigns over doctored accounts

Chief of Japan technology giant Toshiba resigns over doctored accounts by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Jul 21, 2015 2:05 am MDT Last Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TOKYO – Toshiba’s CEO and eight other executives resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years.Toshiba Corp. acknowledged a systematic coverup, which began in 2008. Various parts of the Japanese company’s sprawling business including computer chips and personal computers were struggling financially, but top managers set unrealistic earnings targets under the banner of “challenge,” and subordinates faked results.On top of its struggles in electronics, Tokyo-based Toshiba’s prospects in nuclear power, one of its core businesses, were shaken after the 2011 Fukushima disaster set off public fears about reactor safety, making new nuclear plants unlikely in Japan. All 48 of the nation’s working reactors are now offline.Bowing deeply before flashing cameras at a news conference, CEO Hisao Tanaka kept his head lowered for nearly half a minute in a gesture meant to convey deep shame and contrition. Tanaka’s predecessors, Norio Sasaki, now a vice chairman, and Atsutoshi Nishida, an adviser, also gave up their posts along with six other executives.“We have a serious responsibility,” Tanaka told reporters. The company will need to “build a new structure” to reform itself, he said.The company said that the fraud continued through the fiscal year that ended in March, and work on revising the accounts to show the complete and true financial picture is not yet finished. It promised an emergency stockholder meeting for September, where it plans to deliver a genuine financial report.The scandal highlights how Japan is still struggling to improve corporate governance despite recent steps to increase independent oversight of companies.In 2011, Olympus Corp., which makes medical equipment and cameras, was embroiled in a scandal after its president Michael Woodford, a Briton, blew the whistle on a long-running coverup of losses at the company.Loizos Heracleous, Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School in Britain, said corporate Japan is still lacking in areas such as transparency and board independence compared with the global standard.“The Toshiba scandal will be seen in the context of the Olympus event, with investors wondering whether there is a pattern of account manipulation in corporate behaviour,” he said in a commentary. “Japanese regulatory authorities will need to reassure the markets that they are casting a watchful eye over Japanese corporations.”Toshiba has repeatedly apologized to shareholders and customers. It has set up an outside investigation group to analyze why the scandal happened and propose what needs to be done to prevent a recurrence.The inflation of profits to meet targets was carried out not only on one or two projects, but across the board, sometimes because the projects weren’t even breaking even, according to the report of an investigation.“There was intense pressure to produce results under the challenge initiative,” the report said. “So employees felt cornered into resorting to inappropriate measures.”Tanaka will be replaced by Masashi Muromachi, chairman of the board.In the Olympus case, the company eventually acknowledged it hid 117.7 billion yen ($1.5 billion) in investment losses dating back to the 1990s. Woodford, the CEO, won some praise in Japan for his courage in bringing dubious old-guard company practices to light.Japanese society is conformist and prizes team work so much it tends to frown upon whistleblowers, and their legal protection lags compared to those in the West.Long-established companies such as Toshiba tend to have a highly hierarchical structure, making it difficult for employees to challenge top-down decrees.Other systematic coverups at big-name companies have surfaced in Japan over the years. Unlike some Western accounting scandals, those in Japan, including Toshiba’s, did not result in any enrichment of individual employees.Instead, workers collaborated to “save face” for the company, such as hiding defect reports at automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp., which surfaced in 2000 but had been going on for decades. Another example of questionable accounting was at electronics maker Sanyo Electric Co., which surfaced in 2007.Toshiba shares were up 6 per cent, recovering recent losses, as investors took the resignations as a sign the company might right itself.___Follow Yuri Kageyama: twitter.com/yurikageyama read more

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Ohio State mens lacrosse looks to break losing streak at Johns Hopkins

OSU sophomore defender Brendan Barger (45) during a game against Notre Dame on March 26 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Cameron Carr | Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is looking to put an end to its five-game losing streak as it travels to Baltimore to go up against No. 16 Johns Hopkins (5-4, 0-1) on Saturday.OSU (5-6, 0-1) has not won since March 6. All five of the games that the Buckeyes have come out on the losing side of during their streak came against teams ranked in the nation’s top 20. OSU coach Nick Myers emphasized the need to not look in the past, however, and instead gear up for what’s next.“We play an incredible schedule, and now we’re in conference play,” Myers said. “The focus is on Hopkins.”OSU junior attacker Austin Shanks said the focus in the midst of the losing streak and upcoming matchup against the Blue Jays is internal improvement.“We’re talking about ourselves. We really need to come together as a group,” he said. “It’s about us — it’s not about Hopkins.”Johns Hopkins comes into the game after losing to Rutgers 16-9 on Saturday. Still, the Blue Jays will likely present a tough test for the Buckeye defense. They rank 13th in the nation in scoring offense, registering 12.56 goals per game.The offense is led by sophomore attacker Shack Stanwick and senior attacker Ryan Brown. Stanwick leads the team in points (42) and assists (28), and Brown leads the team in goals (25) and is ranked 14th in the nation in goals per game.One of the thorns in the Buckeyes’ side this season has been playing away from the friendly confines of Columbus. They are just 1-3 on the road this year. Myers said extra concentration is needed whenever a team goes on the road for an away game, which OSU has lacked so far.“You’ve got to be able to come out in an environment that maybe is uncomfortable and really focus on you,” Myers said. “It brings you together, and I think we’re preparing hard and understand what it’s going to take to … compete for a Big Ten win.”Finding offenseOSU’s offense has struggled as of late. The Buckeyes have failed to score in the double digits the last six games, something Myers said is because of a number of factors.“There’s some youth, there’s some inexperience. We’ve had some injuries. We’ve had to move guys around,” Myers said. “But there’s been no excuses. We’ve just got to do a better job of generating offense.”One player the offense has missed is sophomore attacker Colin Chell, who returned from injury on Sunday against Penn State and provided a goal and two assists in the loss.“He adds another dynamic piece that really helps us offensively. That’s not just scoring goals, that’s ground balls (and) toughness plays,” Shanks said of Chell. “He’s an all-over-the-field kind of guy, and he really brings up the team overall.”OSU is still without junior midfielder John Kelly, who Myers said will again be out of Saturday’s game.What’s nextAfter making their way back from Baltimore, the Scarlet and Gray are scheduled to face off against Michigan on April 16 in the Showdown in the Shoe.The annual event is played in Ohio Stadium prior to the football team’s intrasquad spring game. The game is slated to begin at 11 a.m. Correction 4/12: An earlier version of the story said OSU will be playing Michigan for the first time at the Showdown in the Shoe, when in fact the teams have met before. read more

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Under fire Southern Rail shortlisted for Passengers Matter award

first_imgSouthern Railway is also up for gongs for ‘Involving Young People’ and ‘Involving Diverse Groups’.Passengers have been left furious in recent months, as the operator cancelled around 341 trains a day since July, and have been left battling against numerous days of strike action, which included a five-day walkout in August.Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates the company, cancelled one in every 20 trains (5 per cent) last year, earning the company the worst cancellation record of any train operator over the past six years.Phil Carrington, a Southern commuter from Brighton, East Sussex, said: “If they had any sense they would have said they did not want to be shortlisted.”Regardless of the merits of the award, you would have thought they would realise this is a PR disaster waiting to happen and avoided it like the plague.” Andy Harrowell, community investment manager at Southern, said: “We are focused on putting our stations at the heart of the communities they serve.”Together with Southern Community Rail Partnership (SCRP), we have really been able to make a difference to local communities.”Southern and SCRP are committed to encouraging use of the railway, especially in young people.”The statement came the morning after a protest at Lewes Station, in East Sussex, over the level of service and its effect on commuters getting home. MP for Hove, East Sussex, Peter Kyle has also revealed that rail bosses from both Southern Railway and Network Rail are unable to work out who is responsible for delays amid ‘dysfunction’ on the network.Labour MP Mr Kyle said the dispute was discovered yesterday at a cross-party group he set up and co-chairs to try and solve the problems.He said: “When you look at all the delays on the Southern track at the moment, we know that a third of them are caused by Southern.”We also know that a third are caused by Network Rail, but what we did not know is that there a third of those delays for which there is no explanation.”This is because Southern and Network Rail cannot agree or identify the cause of the delay.”The operator was accused of having the ‘worst train service in Britain’ last year, after it was announced that the 07.29 Brighton to London Victoria service had failed to arrive on time for any of its 240 journeys in 2014.The winners of each category in the ACORP Awards will be announced on September 29 at a ceremony in Southport. 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. #TUC16 delegates leaving Brighton hit by Southern Rail delays, hours after calling for railways to be renationalised.— Alan Jones (@AlanJonesPA) September 14, 2016center_img We’ve all spent 2 hours in hot sardine can conditions on a broken down train. Hundreds of standing passengers at wits end @SouthernRailUK— Valerie Shawcross (@ValShawcross) September 12, 2016 Train operator Southern Railway has been shortlisted for a ‘Passengers Matter’ award – despite an on-going union dispute which saw up to a third of trains a day cancelled.The company is embroiled in the long-running disagreement with the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) over plans to change the role of guards on their trains.But, the Association of Community Rail (ACORP) Awards say they will celebrate the operator’s hard work and community dedication, as finalists in three categories which includes ‘Passengers Matter’. Another disgruntled passenger, Lucy Ashton, also from Brighton, added: “Maybe they should ask the people who use their trains what they think.”The awards celebrate unsung heroes and heroines of the community rail world, alongside the hard work and dedication of community projects.Southern said that since last August it has revamped and reinvigorated the process for adopting stations across its wide network, to form station partnerships, “having a huge impact on our communities”.last_img read more

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Olafur Stefansson will miss EHF EURO 2012

← Previous Story Handball-Planet.com wish you a Happy New Year Next Story → Kjelling tips Denmark for Gold One of the best Handball Player in a new Millenium, Icelandic legend, Olafur Stefansson (38) will miss the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia. Icelandic team will play without right back of AG Copenhagen in Preliminary Group D with Croatia, Slovenia and Norway. He has problem with his knee, same as Polish goalkeeper, Slawomir Szmal.Iceland is already in Olympic Games qualification tournament and that can be interesting opportunity for Olafur to finish fantastic career in NT.

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Dinamo Minsk to find a new coach – Bebesko goes to Motor

handball coacheshandball transferssergei bebeshko ← Previous Story Francisco Blazquez elected new President of the Handball Federation Next Story → VIDEO: Macedonian NT line-player Stojance Stoilov body-checks referee! Belarus champion HC Dinamo Minsk will have to find a new coach for the next season. Belarus giant and Ukrainian coach Sergei Bebeshko will go in separate way by mutual agreement writes “Pressball”. Bebeshko, who made the biggest club’s success this season by reaching EHF CL TOP 16, from the next season will lead domestic Motor from Zaporozhye, EHF Cup team.New coach of Dinamo will be considered among several candidates – eminent domestic names and foreign coaches…

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Welsh Police apologise after naming dog poo talks Operation Irish

first_imgPOLICE IN SOUTH Wales have been forced to apologise after naming a dog poo education programme “Operation Irish”.South Wales Police told WalesOnline that it was “regrettable” if any offence had been caused by the name, which was used to educate children in the Llanedeyrn district of Cardiff. Children were being told of the dangers of not cleaning up after their pets.A local councillor told the website that the choice of the name was “an act of Olympian stupidity”.A spokesperson for South Wales Police confirmed that the initiative by the Llanedeyrn neighbourhood police team had been named Operation Irish. However, she said that the name was not meant to cause offence.“This is an educational operation aimed as encouraging dog owners to be responsible. Operational names are randomly assigned to policing operations for administrative purposes. They do not in any way reflect the nature of the police activity or subject matter.“It would never be our intention to offend and it is regrettable if that is the case.”Read: Americans have a higher opinion of toenail fungus and dog poop than of Congresslast_img read more

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Samsung confirms it wont buy HPs personal computer business

first_imgOver the past few days there has been a lot of speculation as to who will purchase HP’s personal computer division, the Personal Systems Group (PSG), after the company decided it was taking a step back. The frontrunner, as least as far as rumors go, for the purchase? Samsung.Evidence the Korean electronics company was interested in taking over HP’s PC business comes from the fact it is  currently talking to Taiwan manufacturers about outsourcing some of its laptop production. It was assumed that this was being done to make way for the HP purchase and the new manufacturing that would come with it.Samsung has been quick to react and quash such rumors with a simple two-sentence post on the Samsung official global blog, Samsung Tomorrow. In the post, entitled, “Regarding Recent Rumors about Samsung’s PC Business,” the company states that the rumors of a HP PSG purchase are in no way true, and it hopes that the statement, “clarifies any confusion.”Although HP’s specific plans aren’t known, this does make it clear Samsung is in no way interested in a purchase and won’t be doing any bidding. The question is, who does that leave with enough cash on hand to buy the group? Or is a spinoff into a separate, stand-alone entity more likely than ever? On its own, HP PSG would be a very large company, even by Fortune 500 standards.Read more at Samsung Tomorrowlast_img read more

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Doorstep Robbery in Kew Town

first_img#MagneticMediaNews #Doorsteprobbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – The front porch of a home in Kew Town was the scene of the crime for a family returning home and it was a frightening experience.  A report to Magnetic Media of another family being traumatized at their home; an unmasked and unarmed man, approached them on Saturday night on their doorstep in Kew Town.  Neatly dressed and seemingly nonthreatening at first, the man violently grabbed the purse off of the shoulder of the older woman; so forcefully that the woman fell to the floor and hit her face.That lady is bruised but thankful that no real physical harm was done to her or her granddaughter.  The woman sharing the story says her mother is shaken, her daughter, who was with her grandmother, is terrified. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:#Doorsteprobbery, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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Galaxys Philippines partner denies it is looking for new IR location

first_img PAGCOR revenue to hit Php75 billion in 2020 RelatedPosts Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch Galaxy Entertainment Group’s Philippines partner, Leisure and Resorts World Corp (LRWC), has denied reports the two companies are looking for a new location for their planned US$500 million Boracay integrated resort, despite the government declaring last week that it would not allow any new casinos to be built on the island.In a statement, LRWC said, “Both parties have not reached any final decision regarding its planned Boracay resort project. Following protocol, no change in plans or project location would be made without prior consultation and agreement with PAGCOR.” Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner It added that, “Contrary to claims that Galaxy has abandoned its planned Boracay project, no such announcement has been made nor communicated with PAGCOR.”LRWC’s denial followed comments made earlier on Tuesday by Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre in a press briefing in Boracay in which he claimed, “Galaxy has said that they are now looking for another venue and that’s very much welcome.”“When they find it, then they just have to go through the process of accreditation and securing again a new PAGCOR temporary or provisional [license],” Alegre said. “The whole process will have to repeat. But that’s welcome news that they’re looking for another venue.”last_img read more

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PFD lawsuit moves to Alaska Supreme Court

first_imgThe state Supreme Court will decide if Alaskans’ Permanent Fund dividends this year were the right amount.Listen NowThat’s after Senator Bill Wielechowski and two former lawmakers filed an appeal on Dec. 20, asking the court to overrule a Superior Court judge.Wielechowski, Rick Halford and Clem Tillion argued that the Permanent Fund Corporation should have transferred the full amount for dividends — which would have yielded checks worth more than two thousand dollars.But the corporation only enough money to cover about half that amount, after Governor Bill Walker vetoed the other half. The dividend in October was $1,022.Anchorage Superior Court Judge William Morse ruled in November that Walker had the authority to veto the money.last_img

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Ford Launches MadeinIndia EcoSport in Nepal for 2850 lakh NPR

first_imgAfter the grant unveiling of EcoSport in India, Ford’s all new compact SUV made its debut in Nepal with a price tag of 28.50 lakh NPR (around ₹17.9 lakh).The made-in-India EcoSport will be brought to Nepal as completely-built-units by Ford’s Nepal partner GO Automobiles. The Nepal-specific EcoSport SUV is not much different from the Indian model .The car will be available in four trims -include Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium Plus and in seven colours – mars red, moondust silver, kinetic blue, sea grey, panther black, diamond white and chill, in Nepal. The vehicle is priced high in Nepal as it is imported. The car is available with three engines – 1-liter EcoBoost, 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol and the 1.5-liter TDCI diesel engine.”EcoSport will change the share of segments in the market. It will not only challenge other SUVs but also taken on other segments like sedan and premium hatchbacks,” Go Ford’s director Akash Golcha as quoted by CarDekho.Ford EcoSport Prices in Nepal:EcoSport 1.5 Ti-VCT Petrol Models Ford EcoSport Ambiente petrol – NPR 28.50 lakh (₹17.9 lakh)Ford EcoSport Trend petrol – NPR 30.90 lakh (₹19.4 lakh)Ford EcoSport Titanium petrol – NPR 35.90 lakh (₹22.54 lakh)Ford EcoSport Titanium petrol AT – NPR 39.90 lakh (₹25.05 lakh)EcoSport 1.5 Diesel Models Ford EcoSport Ambiente diesel – NPR 34.50 lakh (₹21.66 lakh)Ford EcoSport Trend diesel – NPR 36.90 lakh (₹23.17 lakh)Ford EcoSport Titanium diesel – NPR 40.90 lakh (₹25.68 lakh)Ford EcoSport Titanium (+) diesel – NPR 42.90 lakh (₹26.94 lakh)EcoSport 1.0 EcoBoost Models Ford EcoSport Titanium Ecoboost petrol – NPR 37.90 lakh (₹23.8 lakh)Ford EcoSport Titanium (+) Ecoboost petrol – NPR 39.90 lakh (₹25.05 lakh)last_img read more

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SpiceJet Denies Being Put on CashandCarry Mode by AAI

first_imgReutersSpiceJet, the budget airline, refuted allegations of its credit facility being revoked by the Airports Authority of India on Friday, pushing the airline in to cash-and-carry mode.SpiceJet’s shares tanked 13% on the news, early Friday.The chief operating officer of the airline, Sanjiv Kapoor, took to Twitter to clarify that the airline was not put on the cash-and-carry mode.The airline is in the middle of a restructuring and has cut back on its fleet and operations. It plans to operate 22-24 Boeing planes until the middle of next year.The Airports Authority of India (AAI) reportedly withdrew its credit facility relating to airport user fees from Thursday, 4 December 2014, midnight, leaving the financially-embattled low-cost carrier stranded.Airlines are put on a cash and carry mode if their unpaid dues exceed an acceptable limit or they are unable to clear dues within the specified time limit.The recent week has seen last-minute cancellation of SpiceJet flights, leading to much aggravation for regular flyers.Travel agents have started booking clients with other airlines. A recent price war has added to the airline’s woes.Controlled by southern media baron, Kalanithi Maran’s Sun Networks, the airline reported a loss of Rs. 310 crore in the second quarter ended 30 September, 2014.On Thursday, the Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju termed the current business environment tough for doing aviation business in India and said the present regulations were not helping the sector.He spoke of removing bottlenecks to make the industry sustainable; adding that the losses incurred by SpiceJet came as a ‘heart attack’.The airline is India’s second largest by domestic passenger share.last_img read more

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I wanted to become sanyasi or join Army PM Modi reveals in

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi during a conversation with actor Akshay Kumar, in New Delhi, on April 24, 2019.IANSAkshay Kumar recently conducted an interview with Narendra Modi. As it was a completely non-political interaction, the PM revealed a lot of unknown facts about his life.Akshay started the interaction with a very casual question asking if Modi likes mangoes or not. He replied in affirmative and spoke about relishing on the fruit directly from trees during his childhood.The chat session went for more than an hour, during which Modi revealed some interesting aspects of his personal life. Here are the top five most interesting things Modi said during the interview with Akshay:Modi’s fashion senseThe PM said that he used to wash his clothes himself until he became CM, and used to carry a jholi wherever he used to go. Since full-sleeved kurtas used to take longer time to wash and more space in his bag, he started wearing half-sleeved kurtas, and that is how he changed his dressing preference. Speaking about wearing his wristwatch upside down, Modi said that he does that in order to show respect to people he meets. Sporting it upside down relieves him from the habit of looking at watch too often, which in turn, does not make the other person feel that he is in a hurry.Did Modi ever had the ambition to become PM?Modi said that he never envisioned himself to become the Prime Minister of India. He said that with his non-political and poor background, he never thought of leading the country. Instead, he was willing to become a ‘sanyasi’ or join the Army to serve the nation.PM’s rapport with the opposition leadersWhile Modi and his opposition leaders are always seen criticising each other, he seems to be sharing a good relationship with most of them outside the political sphere. He said that West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee often sends him sweets, and also sends him kurtas of her own choice once a year. He added that he always had friendly bonds with Ghulam Nabi Azad.Reaction to numerous social media memesThe PM said that he is very active on social media as it helps him to remain updated about the happenings around the world. He also appreciated the memes saying that it reflects on the creativity of people. He also pulled Akshay’s legs by saying that he follows his wife Twinkle Khanna’s Twitter handle, and sees her angry comments on him.Does Modi help his mother financially?Modi said that he never sends money to his mother, and instead she gives him ‘sawa rupaiya’ whenever he visits her. He further added that he considers the nation as his family ever since he became a CM.Watch the full interview below:#WATCH: PM Narendra Modi and Akshay Kumar’s interaction at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (LKM) in Delhi. https://t.co/5FodYsR4ZN— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2019last_img read more

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