Young people get a shot to work with Canadas top business people

first_imgJohn MurrayAPTN National NewsA pilot project has been launched in Manitoba that will offer 18 young people the chance to be mentored by some of the top businesses in Canada.They’re part of a project called Youth CEO – Creative Employment Opportunities.It’s a partnership between several business and sport organizations in Mantioba.“We want these young people to come back and work right here in Winnipeg’s North End,” said Kevin Chief, vice-president of the Business Council of Manitoba. “To be good role models and ambassadors  and share some of the things they’ve learned directly from CEOs.”jmurray@aptn.calast_img read more

Subsaharan Immigrant Protests Against Tramway Company in Rabat

Rabat – In the recent days, videos and pictures of a sub-saharan immigrant protesting against the low-quality service provided by the tramway company of Rabat-Sale are going viral.The immigrant, wearing a shirt with the Benin flag on it, lay down in front of a tramway wagon, saying that he would not move until his demands were met. In one of the videos, he explains the reasons behind his protest.“The tramway company did not inform us that there would be a malfunction today. A large tramway company, in a country such as Morocco, needs to notify people that there will be a malfunction of the tramway system one day before. They did not warn us,” explained the protester. The immigrant then explained his personal situation. He works for a call center in Agdal and his budget is very limited.“I came out of my place with just enough money to renew my transportation card. I don’t even have one dirham on me, not even one cent, look! I don’t have money to go to work,” he said while showing his empty wallet.The protester also shed some light on how the situation had evolved: “We arrived to Hassan bridge and they asked us to get off the tram; because of a malfunction. Why do we have to get off because of an electricity malfunction? It’s not our business. I paid for my transportation card. I don’t have money to pay for a taxi to go to work. They need to find me a solution.”Afterwards, the protester talked about what he saw as a racist comment from one of the bystanders. “I am complaining here and the man over there asked me ‘can you do this in your own country?’ This means that since it isn’t my country, I don’t have the right to talk, even if they step on me!” he exclaimed angrily.The man then expressed his demands: “I won’t move from here until they find me a solution. They need to pay a taxi for me to get to work, and give me a document to justify my late arrival to work.”Finally, the man urged everyone to defend their rights: “This happens because nobody speaks up. When this happens, everyone goes to their occupations and nobody talks about it. If everybody speaks up for their rights, this won’t continue. This needs to stop!”Moroccans expressed their support for the protester, and encouraged all fellow citizens to do the same when their rights are not respected.“If Moroccan citizens did acts like this one, our conditions would improve in many domains, especially trains, public administrations, and hospitals,” commented one Facebook user.“For those who don’t know it, transportation companies are legally bound to provide alternative transportation or a refund, along with a document to prove your late arrival to work or studies,” added another Facebook user in a comment.Tramway delays and malfunctions are not an unusual event in Rabat. Only a few days before this incident, on September 6, a tramway wagon malfunctioned near the National Library. Passengers were compelled to find other means of transportation to get to their destinations. Tramway traffic remained interrupted for more than two hours before getting back to normal. read more

Hamilton man charged with drunk driving after crash on Hwy 403

A 24-year-old man has been charged with drunk driving after a crash on Highway 403 in Brant County. Police were called to a single-vehicle collision on May 4 around 9:20 a.m. A female passenger was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. “Police determined through investigation that the driver was impaired by alcohol and was operating his vehicle while his ability was impaired,” said Ontario Provincial Police in a news release. Jesse Ore, of Hamilton, was arrested for impaired driving. He is scheduled to appear in a Brantford court at a later date. read more

Somalia Security Council reaffirms call to fight piracy armed robbery at sea

In its resolution, the Council urged Member States to work in conjunction with relevant international organizations to adopt legislation to facilitate prosecution of suspected pirates, as well as to cooperate on the issue of hostage-taking.Pirate networks “continue to rely on kidnapping and hostage-taking,” the 15-member Council today said, noting that the profits “help generate funding to purchase weapons, gain recruits, and continue their operations activities, thereby jeopardizing the safety and security of civilians and restricting the flow of free commerce.”Pirates off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa have made between $339 million and $413 million in ransom profits in the past seven years, fuelling a wide range of criminal activities on a global scale, according to ‘Pirate Trails’ – a report released earlier this month by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Bank and INTERPOL.Meanwhile, piracy is estimated to cost the global economy about $18 billion a year in increased trade costs, as well as significant decline in tourist arrivals and fishing yields since 2006. The Council, in particular, commended Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles and Tanzania for their efforts to prosecute suspected pirates in national courts.It also reiterated its calls on Member States to fight piracy by deploying naval arms, military aircraft and by supporting counter-piracy forces, as well as by seizing and disposing boats, arms and other equipment suspected in piracy.They also decided that the arms embargo, originally imposed in 1992, “does not apply to supplies of weapons and military equipment or the provisions of assistance destined for the sole use of Member States, international, regional and sub-regional organizations” working to stop the scourge.Turning to Somali authorities, the Council reiterated its calls to interdict piracy, and to investigate and bring to justice “those who are using Somali territory to plan, facilitate, or undertake criminal acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea.” read more

Ohio State Vice President Gene Smith In Columbus to stay

Newly promoted vice president and current athletic director of OSU Gene Smith in an interview with The Lantern.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThis is the last card Gene Smith is looking to play.The newly promoted vice president and current athletic director of Ohio State told The Lantern Wednesday Columbus is the final destination for both he and his family — cemented with his recently announced advancement in the school’s line of control.Staying put at OSU, though, wasn’t entirely his decision, Smith said.“I know I’ve been doing this for a long time and my wife and I decided that this is our last stop,” Smith said. “I actually say that tongue-in-cheek because I didn’t make that decision, she actually did.”Regardless of who actually decided Smith would stay in Columbus until his college administration days come to an end, the vice president and athletic director is slated to be working at OSU until at least June 30, 2020, after his four year contract extension and a nearly 12 percent pay raise was announced Tuesday.Smith sat down with The Lantern to talk Buckeye football and basketball, the recent additions to coach Urban Meyer’s staff and his goals for his new job. OSU hoops OSU’s other major revenue sport, the men’s basketball program, began this season on a 15-game winning streak, but lost four straight over the span of two weeks. The Buckeyes seemed getting back on track, winning their last game, but fell to Penn State, 71-70, Wednesday. Smith had a bit of simple advice for the team down the road: stop thinking and just play. That could help the team stack up with the nation’s best.“I think we have it in us,” Smith said. “I think we have to get away from thinkin’ when we’re playing, and just go play. Just go play. We have to relax and shoot the ball.” Buckeye footballFollowing a 6-7 season in 2011, Smith pursued and hired Urban Meyer to bring the program back to the nation’s elite. OSU is 24-2 since Meyer took over the reigns of the program in 2012, including winning 24 straight games as part of back-to-back undefeated regular seasons. But the Buckeyes faltered in their biggest games of this past season, losing, 34-24, to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 7 and then to Clemson, 40-35, in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3.Aside from the two losses, Smith said he is pleased with the job Meyer is doing.“I know Urban and his staff have done a great job transitioning in, in the first year and obviously going undefeated. But they’ve created the right culture,” Smith said. “We have young men who understand what their primary objectives are … Every game we have a chance to win, and ultimately we’ve won a lot of them. Even the games we lost, we were in the position to win.”OSU’s football team is set to start its 2014 campaign Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium. New football assistant coachesMeyer added two high-profile assistant coaches in the last month in former Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson and former Arkansas defensive coordinator and secondary coach Chris Ash.Both men are expected to bring stability to a defensive unit that finished 112th in the nation in passing defense, giving up 268 yards per game. Smith said Meyer had a “short list” of candidates he wished to go after to fill the open positions, and Smith is looking forward to seeing what each coach can bring to the table.“When Chris Ash’s named popped up, I was excited because he was with me at Iowa State,” Smith said, referring to when he was athletic director at Iowa State and Ash was a defensive graduate assistant. “Then Larry Johnson … here’s a guy with multiple years of experience at the age of 60 or 61 and will bring a lot to the table for us.” On being ‘Vice President and Athletic Director Gene Smith’OSU Interim President Joseph Alutto announced Smith’s new title and updated contract Tuesday, giving him almost a 12 percent raise in salary — to $940,484 from about $840,484 — effective July 1, 2013. Smith said he is “excited” about the future and what he wants to accomplish in his new position.“I wanted to have an opportunity to see the vision that all of us have in the athletic department come to fruition, and that takes stability,” Smith said. “Joe was kind enough to listen and forward me that opportunity.”Smith said he has been involved in the business side of the vice presidency “for little over a year now.”“Really the vice president and that is formalizing those responsibilities I already have,” Smith said. read more

Womens hockey Buckeyes end regular season with a split series at North

The Ohio State women’s hockey team huddles together before its game against Minnesota State on Feb. 11 at the OSU Ice Rink. Credit: Kevin Harrish | Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s hockey team finished out the regular season with a split series at North Dakota (14-14-6, 11-12-5-3 WCHA) Friday and Saturday. The Buckeyes won the first game 4-2 and lost the second 3-2. Sophomore forward Maddy Field had two goals in the victory.The Buckeyes ended the regular season 13-16-5 overall and 6-16-5-2 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Buckeye redshirt sophomore goalie Kassidy Sauve, the current NCAA saves leader, had 58 saves for the weekend which was more than enough to put her in the Top 20 of the NCAA all-time single-season saves list. Sauve has 1,031 total saves so far this season, just 54 away from the current OSU single-season record holder. Field led the Buckeyes in scoring with three goals for the weekend, followed by sophomore defenseman Lauren Boyle with two, and freshman forward Samantha Bouley with one. On Friday night, Field scored an unassisted goal, the first of the game, at 3:53 in the first period.North Dakota answered with a shorthanded goal from sophomore forward Rebekah Kolstad just 42 seconds in the second period. Not a minute later, at 1:20, sophomore Lauren Boyle scored a power-play goal for the Buckeyes off of a pass from senior forward Katie Matheny.At 14:14 in the second, Bouley put one in the net thanks to an assist from redshirt freshman defenseman Jincy Dunne to put Ohio State up 3-1. Freshman forward Ryleigh Houston scored the final Fighting Hawks goal of the game at 3:38 in the third period to cut the OSU lead to 3-2.At 8:21 in the third, Field netted another off of a pass from junior defenseman Dani Sadek on the power play to seal the victory for the Buckeyes, 4-2. In the second game, North Dakota opened up scoring at 3:03 in the first with a goal from freshman forward Emma Nuutinen. The Buckeyes were shutout of the net in the first period, but scored three minutes into the second thanks to a goal from Field, her third of the weekend and 12th of the season. At 5:03, North Dakota’s senior forward Kayla Gardner scored to take the lead 2-1.Sophomore forward Charly Dahlquist of the Fighting Hawks put one in the net at 6:02 in the third.At 14:04 Boyle scored an unassisted goal on the power play to make the final score 3-2.  Next weekend OSU will head back to Grand Forks, North Dakota, for the first round of the WCHA tournament. The Hawks and Buckeyes will play a best-of-three series. The winner moves on to play for a conference championship in the WCHA Final Face-Off. read more

Conservatives at war over Theresa Mays leather trousers

first_img 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. My barometer is always, ‘How am I going to explain this in Loughborough market’.Nicky Morgan MP It wasn’t so much the cut of Mrs May’s leather strides that upset her former Cabinet colleague. Or the material or even the shimmering khaki finish. It was what the Amanda Wakeley designed trousers symbolised.And at £995 a pair what they symbolise for Mrs Morgan is a PM who is out of touch and, frankly, sending the wrong signals to a country that has spent the past eight years struggling through austerity.The trousers, says the MP – who lost her ministerial position after falling out with Mrs May over the question of schools being required to report on the migration status of pupils – would not go down well with her voters.“My barometer is always, ‘How am I going to explain this in Loughborough market,” said Mrs Morgan, adding that the trousers had “been noticed and discussed” in party circles.She boasts that she doesn’t have a similar item in her wardrobe, never mind spending as much as Mrs May did on them.“I don’t have leather trousers. I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much on anything apart from my wedding dress,” she said.Those of a less charitable disposition may point out that Mrs Morgan’s reputation is not built on her choice of tailoring.Her appearance in Downing Street for last year’s Cabinet reshuffle was characterized by the rather shapeless black trouser suit she wore. Nicky Morgan arriving at No 10 for the Cabinet reshuffle in May 2015 Nicky Morgan arriving at No 10 for the Cabinet reshuffle in May 2015Credit:Julian Simmonds/The Telegraph Now these are problems only female politicians have to contend with. After all, who comments on the fact that the male half of the Cabinet wear the same dull suits, day after day?But in truth Mrs May can be said to have invited comment on her wardrobe choices.After all, she has never hidden the fact she enjoys dressing up and being photographed in her latest outfits.When she appeared on Desert Island Discs in November 2014, the then home secretary was happy to confess that she “enjoys” clothes and she even chose a lifetime’s subscription to Vogue as her luxury item to take to the desert island.She told Radio 4 listeners she manages without a personal shopper, but said her favourite shop rings her up when “there’s something really nice” for her in stock.During the recent photo shoot, for which she also wore a £495 coffee-coloured cashmere jumper by Wakeley – one of Kate Middleton’s favourite designers – along with a pair of £295 Burberry trainers, Mrs May talked about her fashion sense and revealed that she often takes her husband Philip along when clothes shopping.She said that he has a good eye for accessories adding: “(He’s) particularly good at choosing handbags and bracelets for presents and good at flowers”.Mrs May admitted that although her focus is of course on the job at hand she does take her appearance seriously.She said: “At night I’ll think through my outfit for the next day and I go into certain shops where they know me.”Mrs Morgan appears to be suggesting the Prime Minister ought to start visiting shops where they don’t know her and where the price tags are a little more within reach of ordinary voters.It can, she said, be hard for a senior politician to keep a “connection with the outside world” and perhaps a more simple pair of trousers might be a good place to start. The bitter splits at the heart of the Conservative Party were laid bare yesterday, when the former education secretary Nicky Morgan launched an outspoken attack on the Prime Minister.Was it over Brexit, migration or schools – just three of the deep seated issues currently dividing the party?Yes, Mrs Morgan has plenty to say on those topics. But less predictably she has also taken issue with the expensive leather designer trousers worn by Theresa May for a Downing Street photo shoot last week.last_img read more

Duchess of Cambridge reveals studying psychology at university inspired her charity work

She was particularly keen to discuss how the research could be translated into practical help for families and the wider community.“It’s trying to translate the amazing research you are doing here into something that parents can understand,” she remarked. “What do you feel is going to make the difference in this field? Is it increased funding? Is it awareness about the importance of early years intervention?” She added: ‘You hear a lot from people who have addiction in the family: have they any chance at all in being able to change the outcome? When you have got addiction stretching across three generations, can you change what will happen?” Prof McCrory said afterwards: “The Duchess is fantastic. Her level of interest is extraordinary and she has a genuine interest and hunger to understand the science and really think about how the science can help us re-frame our approach to early years and help parents and families, and society to understand the critical importance of the first few years of life.” She added, laughing: “It was a bit full on, but it was really interesting.” At most Scottish universities students will take three subjects in first and second years before specialising in their final subject.The Duchess said her experience in the MRI suite had been “fascinating”. The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she studied psychology at university, as she discussed the importance of early intervention with vulnerable young children.The Duchess, 36, visited the developmental risk and resilience unit in the Psychology and Language Sciences Division at University College London (UCL) to learn more about their work.As well as talking to researchers, led by Prof Eamon McCrory, co-director of the unit, she was shown its MRI scanning facility and was told about the university’s ground-breaking research on how early experiences can shape brain function and development, both socially and emotionally.She asked: “Is the idea as well that you follow the child you are looking at into adulthood? It would be really fascinating. The research in general, have they [the children and their families] got much understanding of the bigger picture?”–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Earlier this year, the Duchess set up a steering group of practitioners and academics, including neuroscientists, mental health workers, nurses, perinatal care staff and teachers, to research and develop an action plan to make a positive difference to the lives of children by focusing on their early years.The Duchess said yesterday: “I started off doing psychology at St Andrews, with History of Art.” read more

Engineered solutions powered by GIW Industries and Hagler Systems

first_imgGIW has announced a new working partnership with Hagler Systems. Hagler Systems develops custom-engineered designs for dredging and mining equipment and technical services for the industry. The company is especially known for its booster designs, cleanouts, and automated control systems. Hagler Systems also represents GIW pumps, among other dredge and slurry products. GIW’s partnership with Hagler Systems combines Hagler Systems’ engineering expertise with GIW’s pumping skill to develop custom-engineered products to meet the needs of GIW customers. The initial project will be a pump house for the oil sands market.A solution that marries the expertise of the two companies is a natural fit. Nikki Rebernak, GIW Product Manager, explains the goal behind this new relationship. “Hagler Systems has already developed some fabulous products that are companions to GIW pumps: special spool pieces for the suction ends and special drive, skid, and maintenance equipment — things that make it easier to use or package the equipment. So the goal of our relationship is to address whatever our customers need — to provide new solutions to real-world applications.”Hagler Systems brings its engineering resources, a proven track record of engineered equipment, and existing knowledge of GIW equipment to the partnership. GIW brings market penetration, customer knowledge, and top-tier pumps. The resulting solutions might be something as complicated as the current pump-house project or as simple as a pump on a movable metal skid.“No one has focused on providing this type of engineered product before,” Rebernak says. “Until now, solutions would be cobbled together; accessories around the pumps were not standard and were often developed by people who didn’t understand the pumps. The equipment either inhibited how the pump works or was just ‘good enough.’”Hagler Systems, of course, understands GIW systems and pumps. The companies will begin with custom-engineered products and solutions but plan to eventually develop some standard catalog items.The motto of the new relationship, says Rebernak, is simple: “We’re the Engineers. Tell us what you need.”last_img read more

Whatever happened to A billioneuro park in the sky on OConnell Street

first_img Share18 Tweet Email OVER THE PAST few weeks,‘s sister site Fora has taken a look at some of the more notable big-ticket projects that were floated during the Celtic Tiger period – or in the aftermath of its demise.Most recently, we detailed the story behind the infamous ‘Bertie Bowl’, a 65,000-seat stadium backed by former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern that never quite got off the ground.In this installment, we’re going at a proposal that was unveiled a few years after the Bertie Bowl but was no less outlandish.There were plans to build a ‘park in the sky’ that would soar above Henry Street and be at the centre of a renewal of Dublin city’s main thoroughfare. Here’s what has stopped that dream becoming reality.What is it?The ‘Dublin Central’ scheme was a proposal by developer Joe O’Reilly to transform Dublin’s O’Connell Street, which has been dominated by fast-food outlets and casinos for the last number of years.The huge project was to be located on a 5.5-acre site bounded by Parnell Street, O’Connell Street, Henry Street and Moore Street. As many as 100 shops were to be created, and it was envisaged that it would attract high-end retailers, like Prada and Armani, to Dublin’s main thoroughfare in the north.It would also have seen the creation of 100 apartments, the first to be built in more than 250 years built on O’Connell Street, an art gallery, a restaurant quarter and 1,000-odd underground car parking spaces. A render of the proposed development Source: Chartered LandThe centrepiece of the project was to be a ‘park in the sky’. A 12-storey, triangular building that housed 40 apartments would include the feature on its sloped roof, from which punters could gaze across the city at a height of 50m through glassed walls.Over 3,000 permanent jobs were expected to be created during the project, which was initially set to cost more than €1 billion.When was it first suggested?The concept was discussed for years and O’Reilly was said to have spent well over a decade assembling the land for the project, but it was only in 2008 that concrete plans were put forward.What happened?Chartered Land, one of O’Reilly’s companies, which also developed major shopping centres like the Dundrum Town Centre and the Pavilions in Swords, announced in April 2008 that it was going to apply for planning permission.The plan soon faced objections and was revised several times. At first, the changes looked like they would be relatively minor. The height of some of the buildings was reduced, the direction the garden faced was switched, and so on.However, by the time the project eventually received planning permission in 2010, the adjustments were much more drastic. Most prominently, the ‘sky garden’ was out after An Bord Pleanála advised the developers to drop the feature. Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Feb 4th 2017, 8:00 AM Property developer Joe O’Reilly Source: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ieThe number of retail units and car parking spaces was also cut down, while the height of most of the buildings was to be limited to six storeys. Plans were also revised to try not to encroach on the historic Moore Street site, a key battleground during the 1916 Easter Rising.However, it seemed like things were still moving along as Chartered Land announced British department store John Lewis was to be the anchor tenant for the development, which was due for completion in 2016.The project ran into further trouble during the recession when O’Reilly’s loans were transferred into Nama, in 2010. Like many developers, O’Reilly had spent big during the boom, and he and his businesses were among the state agency’s biggest debtors.He spent the next few years selling assets, such as the Dundrum Town Centre, in an effort to repay his debts, and work on Dublin Central stalled.What’s the latest?Nama organised the loans under its control into different portfolios, which were then sold off.The loans connected to most of O’Reilly’s best developments – Dundrum Town Centre, a 50% stake in the Ilac Centre in Dublin, a 50% stake in the Pavilions – were put into a bundle called Project Jewel. Dundrum town centre Source: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ieIn 2015, UK property group Hammerson announced that it planned to buy Jewel, which included the Dublin Central site, from Nama for about €1.85 billion – the bad bank’s largest-ever deal at the time. It eventually got control of the properties, including Dublin Central, in July 2016.The Sunday Business Post reported last year that O’Reilly retained an option to buy back 50% of the Dublin Central site by a deadline of June of this year, and that he is likely to do so.Chartered Land remains the development manager at the site, so it is probable that the veteran builder will have some say on the future of the project.However, work on Dublin Central is further complicated by a High Court ruling. In 2015 the government stepped in to buy the site at 14-17 Moore Street, the building where the Rising’s leaders met and decided to surrender. Protesters occupy Moore Street buildings Source: RollingNews.ieThe government had argued that other buildings on the street, such as 13, 18 and 19, “are not historically significant”.Relatives of some involved in the Rising went to the High Court to argue against the decision – and the court agreed. It ruled that nearly all of the buildings on the east side of Moore Street collectively constitute a national monument. The government signalled that it would appeal that decision.Hammerson had the planning permission for the Dublin Central site extended until 2020, but any significant development at the site is hampered until the results of the appeal become known.The provisional date for the appeal is set in December, and the future of the Moore Street site, and Dublin Central, will become a lot clearer then.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Image: Chartered Land 31 Comments Whatever happened to… A billion-euro ‘park in the sky’ on O’Connell Street? Developer Joe O’Reilly had grand plans to revitalise Dublin’s main street. Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 8:00 AMcenter_img Image: Chartered Land 23,306 Views Short URL Take me to Fora By Fora Staff Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Del Bosque backs De Gea as the complete goalkeeper

first_imgVicente del Bosque has backed David de Gea as the “complete goalkeeper” after he made a rare mistake in Spain’s friendly with Switzerland on SundayThe Manchester United star had another outstanding season at Old Trafford and became the first player to ever win the Player of the Year award four times, as well as collecting his first ever Premier League Golden Glove award with 18 clean sheets.However, the 27-year-old made an uncharacteristic blunder by spilling Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross which allowed Ricardo Rodriguez a tap-in and cancel out Alvaro Odriozola scoring a stunning 20-yard volley that had given Spain the lead.But Del Bosque, who won the World Cup and European Championship with Spain, remains a huge admirer of his.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“David is a really complete keeper,” he told Omnisport, via FourFourTwo.“He plays well with his feet, which is important. He is improving and will be better.“He’s been playing for five or six years in Manchester, that’s a huge learning experience, same with the national squad.”Spain will next play Tunisia on Saturday as they continue their preparations for a second World Cup title.last_img read more

Luis Suarez impressed with Coutinhos effort

first_imgLuis Suarez hailed the impact of Philippe Coutinho for changing the game in their narrow win against Real Sociedad.“The atmosphere was very hot, but we have to adapt to everything,” said the No 9 after his side’s 2-1 victory at the new-look Anoeta.“We were able to overcome it and we have to remember that in matches like these, Leagues are won.“We came back last season too and this win gives all of us confidence. The intention was always to have the ball and create space.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“In the second half, Coutinho did very well when he came on and he was decisive in the match. He changed it.“We came back out with plenty of desire. We’re all here to help the team and to return from the international break with a win is very good.“At the end of the first half I talked to the referee about a controversial incident. It’s good that you can talk to them.“Ter Stegen is the best goalkeeper in the world and shows it with the saves he makes.”last_img read more

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith insists Villa must improve

first_imgAston Villa manager Dean Smith insists the team must improve despite their 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers on Friday night.Jack Grealish and James Chester were both on target as Villa recorded just their fifth victory in the Sky Bet Championship this season.Villa boss, Dean Smith was pleased with the result but felt his team’s performance was arguably one of the poorest of his four games in charge to date.He said, according to Express&Star: “I thought we deserved it but I didn’t think we were anywhere near our best.“We were OK until we scored the second goal. Then we had a 15 to 20-minute spell when we were excellent and could have scored more.Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“There is still an awful lot to work on and work with. That spell showed me the levels this group can get to. We need to see more of it.”Grealish netted for the first time since last season to give Villa a fourth-minute lead.Smith said:“Jack should have scored against Swansea. He had a couple of chances against Norwich and he should have scored against QPR. So he’s owed me one and I have told him that!”“It was something we had worked on in the training ground, a pattern of play.”“He is a player who can play more advanced for us. When he does not see a lot of the ball he tends to come a bit too deep. it is something we are working on.”last_img read more

Skateboarder Magazine Goes DigitalFirst

first_imgSkateboarder Magazine isn’t abandoning print altogether, but–not surprisingly for a young, male enthusiast title–it’s going to concentrate a lot more on digital from now on.The 49-year-old GrindMedia brand is replacing its subscription-based print magazine with a free digital edition and a bimonthly print replica of the digital issue beginning with its current April/May issue.”We’ve learned that we need to change our focus with this particular audience and start with the notion of quick-hit videos,” says Norb Garrett, senior vice president and group publisher for GrindMedia, an action and adventure sports division of Source Interlink. “From there we build other ancillary products. The magazine becomes almost a promotional device rather than the central focus. We’ve had to shift where the starting point is and where the delivery point is.” The changes began early this year as Skateboarder Magazine saw several of its print-focused editorial staff replaced with web and video experts. Those moves came in response to growing web traffic–up 186 percent since they increased investment in video last year, Garrett says–and traditionally poor penetration into the audience. He estimates skateboard print media reaches less than 250,000 subscibers out of a potential audience of 22 million.”There has to be a better way of reaching that group,” he says. The ease of sharing a free digital magazine will immediately help the brand reach more of that target audience, Garrett says. Skateboarder Magazine’s social following–171,000 Facebook “likes,” 47,000 Instagram followers, 34,000 Twitter followers and 15,000 YouTube channel subscribers–exceeds their former print circulation–about 30,000–considerably.Print isn’t going away completely though. Five thousand copies of the collectible replica edition will be made available at select industry retailers across the country for $5.99. Along with the last issue, existing subscribers could choose to switch their sub to another GrindMedia brand or receive a refund.There is still value in the print product, Garrett insists. Photographically, especially in action sports photography, ink on the page is better than pixels on a screen. Moreover, there’s a permanence to print that athletes and brands still ask for.”It’s a validator for them,” Garrett says. “Not only that, but it continues to live beyond that morning’s click. There’s a credibility that comes with being in print.”*Editor’s Note: The subhead of the original version of this article incorrectly stated that the magazine would be available at newsstands.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

AirAsia Indias Q2 loss reduces to Rs 2036 crore

first_imgLow cost carrier AirAsia India has reduced its net loss to Rs. 20.36 crore for the June quarter of the financial year. It was Rs. 44.15 crore during the same time in the previous fiscal. The airline’s revenues have increased to Rs. 188.92 crore.”India is progressing very well in the past few quarters. Load factor has again posted a record high which demonstrates our guests’ preference for flying with us,” Tony Fernandes, AirAsia’s group chief executive officer said in a statement.”This is also reflected in the total passengers carried which increased by 76 per cent YoY to 0.53 million passengers. Despite being a new airline, it is worth AAI’s CASK (cost per available seat-kilometre) is much lower as compared to its peers in that market,” he added.Chennai-based AirAsia India’s current domestic market share is 2.2 per cent.Earlier in the month, AirAsia India had announced induction of the seventh Airbus A-320 to its fleet. The airline is also working on new routes to expand its network. AirAsia India, which is a tie-up between Malaysian carrier AirAsia Berhad and Tata Sons, had recently added Hyderabad in its network of destinations.The airline’s new plane will operate on the routes of Bangalore-Guwahati, Bangalore-Hyderabad and Hyderabad-Goa. The 180-seater capacity plane will begin operations from September 22, the company said.AirAsia India also plans to expand its fleet size over the next few months so that it can begin flying overseas. At a press conference in Bengaluru, chief executive Amar Abrol also said that the airline will receive a new round of funding from its two parent firms AirAsia Berhad and Tata Sons.last_img read more

Asian shares dollar ride high as Clinton looks more likely to win

first_imgAsian shares rose in early Asian trade on Tuesday ahead of the U.S. presidential election, with investor sentiment buoyed by improving prospects for Democrat Hillary Clinton to win.The Mexican peso, which has moved in opposite step to perceived chances of Republican Donald Trump winning the election, retained its strong gains from Monday, while the dollar also held steady.Boosting Clinton’s chances of winning, and markets globally, was the FBI’s statement on Sunday standing by its July finding that Clinton was not guilty of criminal wrongdoing in her use of a private email server. That came after the Bureau announced on Oct. 28 it was reviewing additional emails relating to the server while Clinton was secretary of state, sending markets around the world tumbling.Clinton is seen by investors as offering greater certainty and stability, and, until last week’s stumble, had been seen as the likely victor in Tuesday’s presidential vote.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent.Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.3 percent, aided both by the positive sentiment and a weaker yen.The MSCI World index added 0.1 percent, building on Monday’s 1.6 percent surge, its biggest single-day jump in almost 19 weeks.”As markets head into the U.S. election, a final recalibration of risk is in train,” Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney, wrote in a note. “Asia-Pacific markets were the first to adjust to the political shift, and may trade more modestly today after roaring back to life yesterday.”Overnight, Wall Street shares soared between 2.1 and 2.4 percent, recording their biggest one-day percentage gain since March 1, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average recovering all their losses from the previous week.While polls last week showed Trump closing in on Clinton’s lead, at least five major polls on Monday showed Clinton still ahead.The dollar, which recorded its biggest one-day increase against the yen in almost four months on Monday, extended that gain to climb 0.1 percent to 104.43 yen on Tuesday.The U.S. currency was little changed versus the Mexican peso at 18.5665, after dropping 2.3 percent on Monday, its biggest one-day drop in six weeks.The Mexican currency is seen as a proxy for bets on the U.S. election because Mexico is considered most vulnerable to Trump’s trade policies as 80 percent of its exports go to the United States.The euro was steady at $1.10425 on Tuesday, after sliding 0.9 percent on Monday.Crude oil futures, which rose on the revival of risk appetite on Monday, retained their gains.U.S. crude CLc1 was flat at $44.87 a barrel, after advancing 1.9 percent on Monday, but concerns about the stronger dollar and doubts over OPEC’s planned production cuts still weighed on sentiment.Gold, which plunged 1.7 percent as demand for the safe haven ebbed, was flat at $1,281.65 an ounce early on Tuesday.last_img read more

Mays cabinet in chaos as Brexit minister quits

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 31 August, 2018 Britain`s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab gives a joint press conference with EU chief Brexit Negotiator at the European Commission in Brussels. British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow on 15 November, 2018 as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary. Photo: AFPBritish prime minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary over a proposed EU withdrawal agreement.May was preparing to start selling her Brexit deal to parliament, boosted by news that Europe is preparing a rapid summit to sign off on the agreement.But the ground began to shift beneath her when Raab said he could not back the draft deal.”I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto,” he said.”You deserve a Brexit secretary who can make the case for the deal you are pursuing with conviction.”I must resign.”Raab, who had been in place since July, resigned less than an hour after Shailesh Vara quit as a junior Northern Ireland minister over the draft accord.The pound sterling lost nearly one percent of its value against the dollar following Raab’s resignation, wiping out gains since Tuesday as the draft agreement emerged.At 0900 GMT, the pound stood at around $1.2870, compared to $1.2992 at 2200 GMT on Wednesday.May had secured her cabinet’s collective approval for the agreement during a five-hour meeting on Wednesday, an important step that helped allay growing fears in the business community of a disorderly divorce.She was due to set out the terms of the draft withdrawal agreement with the European Union to parliament’s lower House of Commons, which must approve the deal before Brexit day on 29 March.European Council president Donald Tusk said in Brussels that unless problems emerge as EU member states examine the deal, he will host a summit to sign the accord in Brussels on 25 November.May’s governing centre-right Conservative Party — which does not command a Commons majority — was already split between Brexiteers and those who wanted to remain in the union, and now many on both sides of that divide oppose her deal.Raab had backed Britain leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum, while Vara wanted the UK to stay in the bloc.- ‘Threat’ to UK unity -In quitting the cabinet, Raab said he believed the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presented a “very real threat” to the United Kingdom’s integrity.Raab added that he was opposed to “an indefinite backstop arrangement” to guarantee the Irish border remains free-flowing, saying the EU would hold “a veto over our ability to exit”.Vara said the withdrawal agreement fails to leave Britain as a “sovereign, independent country”.The outraged response by many MPs to the deal has heightened concerns that even when finalised, it will not pass parliament.Hardline Brexit supporters have cried betrayal over the agreement’s vision of a close future relationship between Britain and the EU.May insisted it “brings back control of our money, laws and borders, ends free movement (of people), protects jobs, security and our union”.But she conceded there were “difficult days ahead” as she seeks to woo MPs.Speaking in Brussels, Tusk said EU member states would have until Tuesday next week to examine the deal and to agree the wording of a parallel political statement setting out goals for the bloc’s future relations with London.Ater that, preparations will begin for an EU summit on the following Sunday to sign the deal.”As much as I am sad to see you leave, I will do everything to make this farewell the least painful possible, both for you and for us,” said Tusk.The deal covers citizens’ rights, Britain’s financial settlement and plans for a post-Brexit transition period during which both sides hope to agree a new trade deal.The most controversial element is the “backstop” plan to keep Britain in a customs union with the EU until a trade deal is agreed that avoids the need for border checks with Ireland.Many Brexiteers fear this would leave Britain a “vassal state”, tied to the bloc indefinitely.- ‘No Brexit?’ -In a statement outside Downing Street late Wednesday, May said her deal was “the best that could be negotiated”.She said if MPs rejected it they faced Britain leaving without agreement, which experts says could lead to potentially catastrophic economic and legal disruption.She also raised the risk of “no Brexit at all”, a warning likely intended for her eurosceptic MPs but which was seized upon with enthusiasm by campaigners for a second referendum.A small but growing number of Conservative MPs back a second vote with the option to stay in the EU, although May has rejected the idea.last_img

Legal notice served to DSCC for failure to control Aedes mosquito

first_imgFemale aedes mosquitoA legal notice has been served to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor and its chief executive officer asking them to provide Tk 5 million as compensation for their failure to take any effective measure to destroy Aedes mosquito, reports UNB.Supreme Court lawyer Tanjim Al Islam served the notice.According to the notice, Tanjim’s wife was hospitalised with dengue fever and recovered partially after treatment for five days. The family of the lawyer suffered much for this.The DSCC will have to take responsibility for its failure to destroy Aedes mosquito, it said.The writ also sought effective measures within three days to destroy mosquito in Khilgaon Ward No 1.last_img read more

HC bans producing selling of pasteurised milk of 14 companies

first_imgFile photoThe High Court (HC) on Sunday banned producing, marketing, selling and consumption of pasteurised milk produced by 14 companies approved by Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) as traces of harmful substances were found in those.A High Court division bench comprising justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order after scrutinising reports on testing milk samples in four different laboratories.The High Court on 14 July had ordered authorities concerned to test pasteurised milk samples in laboratories of National Food Safety Laboratory, laboratories of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), and Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute within a week to detect contamination including presence of antibiotics.“The High Court has ordered to stop producing, selling, marketing, buying and consumption of pasteurized milk produced by 14 BSTI-approved companies for five weeks. After this order, there is no scope of selling pasteurized milk in the country for five weeks. The court also issued a rule on suo moto in this regard,” said lawyer Anik R Haque, who moved a writ in this regard, told newspersons.last_img read more