The BJP MP from Asansol had on Thursday expressed outrage over “the behaviour” of the agitating students describing it “absolutely deplorable”. Bengal Governor ‘rescues’ Union Minister Babul Supriyo from Jadavpur University Union Minister Babul Supriyo on September 21 assured the mother of a student, who allegedly pulled the hair of the BJP leader at Jadavpur University on Thursday, that he will not harm the career of her son.The ailing mother of the student, Debanjan Ballav, had urged Mr. Supriyo to pardon her son as handing him over to the police would ruin his career.Newspaper report“Dear auntie, don’t worry. I will not take any action that will harm the career of your son,” the Minister said in a tweet on Saturday, and attached to it a newspaper clipping about the request of the woman who lives in Barddhaman town.“I wish he learns from his mistake. Neither had I lodged any FIR against anybody, nor allowed anyone to do the same. Get well soon,” Mr. Supriyo said on the micro-blogging site. The newspaper clipping attached to the tweet carried a photograph of a teary-eyed Rupali Ballav. In a video, her son Debanjan was seen arguing angrily with the Minister and pulling his hair on the university campus.Also Read
Vargas, one of the league’s potent scorers when she made her debut in Season 73, is set to make her return to FEU after a four-season absence.She was a key member for the Creamline Cool Smashers in the Premier Volleyball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt’s a huge blow to the Lady Tamaraws, who are looking to make another Final Four appearance.FEU clinched the fourth seed last season with an 8-6 record before losing to Ateneo in the Final Four. Rose Vargas in her Creamline gear. Photo from The Volleyball ReporterFar Eastern University will be missing a veteran presence to start its campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Graduating spiker Rose Vargas will miss the entire first round of eliminations due to muscle strain according to FEU coach George Pascua, as per Inquirer’s The Volleyball Reporter.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next The Lady Tamaraws open their bid in Season 80 on Feb. 4 against the Lady Eagles at Mall of Asia Arena. LATEST STORIES View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding D-League: Perpetual roasts Mila’s Lechon for breakthrough win MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City
Everton have been banned from signing academy players who have been registered with another Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months for two years after breaching recruitment rules.The suspension comes after Everton admitted to the Premier League that academy staff had offered inducements to a player and his family to encourage him to register with the club, with a subsequent inquiry revealing similar breaches had taken place in relation to six other academy players.A statement from the Premier League read: “The Premier League has sanctioned Everton FC for breaching Academy player recruitment rules. “The Premier League received evidence alleging that Everton Academy staff offered inducements to a player and his family to encourage the player to register with the club. When presented with this information, Everton immediately admitted the allegations and set up its own internal inquiry which established that similar misconduct had occurred in relation to six other Academy players. “In certain cases, it was found that the club provided false information to the League when questions had previously been raised about the circumstances in which Academy players registered with the club. “The club will pay a fine of £500,000 and will be banned for two years from registering any Academy player who has been registered with another Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months. The club will also pay additional compensation payments to the former clubs of two Academy players.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In response Everton said in a statement: “Everton has worked alongside the Premier League over recent weeks to conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations relating to our Academy’s operational methods in some areas of player recruitment.”In short, we are extremely disappointed with some of the practices we have found which are not in line with our values and not acceptable to Everton Football Club. Accordingly, we have accepted the penalties imposed on us by the Premier League and have given them our strongest apologies.”We have already commenced a full review of our Academy operations and are committed to ensuring that issues like this do not happen again at Everton.”
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LG has launched its high-end flagship phone, the V30+, in India at a fairly aggressive price of Rs 44,990. Successor to the V20, the V30+, comes with a premium design and premium hardware specs. Broadly, however, the LG V30+ focuses on three aspects: audio, video and photography. The V30+, as a result, is a phone that comes with a big bezel-less display, a Hi-Fi Quad DAC, and dual rear cameras. But there’s even more to it than what meets the eye.The V30+, if you look at it closely, leaves no hardware spec unchecked and has the potential to stand toe to toe with the best in-class like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Apple iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 and others. Here’s a closer look at LG’s new V30+.Specifications:Processor: The LG V30+ is powered by a 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU.RAM: It comes with 4GB of RAM.Internal storage: The LG V30+ comes with 128GB of internal storage which is expandable by up to 2TB via a micro-SD card.Screen: The V30+ comes with what LG calls as a Full Vision display. The phone boasts of an edge-to-edge screen and an unusual 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio instead of a regular 16:9. It comes with a 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display with a 2880×1440 pixel resolution. The phone, in addition, also supports always-on functionality.Rear camera: the LG V30+ comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of one 16-megapixel standard angle (f/1.6 aperture) and one 13-megapixel 120 degrees wide angle (f/1.9 aperture) lens.advertisementFront camera: On the front, the V30+ sports a 5-megapixel camera with a “wide” 90-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture.Software: The LG V30+ runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based UX 6.0 out-of-the-box.Battery: The V30+ is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and supports both fast and wireless charging.Special features:– The V30+ is a souped up version of the V30 which differs from the latter in only internal storage while rest of the specifications remain the same. It’s still successor to last year’s audio-centric phone, the V20, and comes with an unusual 18:9 Full Vision display – instead of a regular 16:9. This means that the V30+ is not just an audio-centric phone, it is video-centric as well.– The USP of the V30+, according to LG, is its big bezel-less display. The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side: a concept also seen in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone X. LG has so far stayed clear of using an OLED panel (not strictly though as the forgettable G Flex 2 did house one) but all this changes with the V30+. The V30+ is LG’s first true flagship phone, in a long time, to come with a curved OLED — called Full Vision by the company — display which is also HDR 10-ready. The V30+ is also compatible with Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform.– The 6-inch P-OLED display of the LG V30+ also supports HDR 10.Also Read: LG V30+ with 6-inch FullVision display, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC & dual cameras launched at Rs 44,990– LG is touting the V30+’ rear camera system as the world’s first camera system to ship with an aperture of f/1.6 which should technically entail in outstanding low light photography. In addition, the dual camera system on-board the V30+ uses crystal clear glass lens instead of plastic and that should also aid in better photos, according to LG.– The V30+ dual camera system has been built not only to take outstanding still photos, it has also been designed to shoot pro-level videos. The V30+, to begin with, can shoot 4K videos at 30fps in log format. The V30+, in addition, comes with as many as 15 different color grading presets to add a cinematic look to videos, and a specialized mode called Point Zoom that allows zooming into any selected area within the frame while recording.– Unlike its predecessor, the V30+ dumps LG’s trademark secondary ticker screen for a floating bar feature that can be customized to fit up to five apps for easy access. There’s an always-on display feature and a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for immersive audio. The V30+ also supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming.– The LG V30+ is launching with Android 7.1.2 Nougat but it’s in line to get Android Oreo in the days to come although there’s still no definite time-line.– On the outside, the V30+ comes with a ‘minimalist’ design consisting of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on camera) and metal, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Additionally, the V30+ is also dust and water resistant — IP68-certified — as also MIL-STD-810G certified so it can technically survive harsh environment. The V30+, in addition to a fingerprint scanner, also includes facial and voice recognition technology for added security.advertisementPrice and availabilityThe LG V30+ has been launched in India at a price of Rs 44,990 and will be available for buying in as many as four colours from December 18 exclusively from Amazon India. Pre-booking is now live on the e-retail website. LG will be offering one-time screen replacement, and a wireless charger and in-app content (worth Rs 6,400) for free with the V30+, the company has announced.
NEW YORK — Fresh off its World Cup championship, the U.S. women’s soccer team got a hero’s welcome on Friday with a ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan mobbed by young girls and other flag-waving fans, followed by a City Hall ceremony where each player was given a key to the city.“All of this for us started when we were little and we had a dream,” star forward Abby Wambach told a crowd of 3,500 at City Hall Plaza. “In my opinion, all the women up on this stage believed in that dream, kept believing in that dream. ”Head coach Jill Ellis called the celebration “mind-blowing.” And midfielder Carli Lloyd, named the World Cup’s most valuable player after scoring three goals in the final, told the crowd, “Well I’m a Jersey girl … but New York City, you guys are awesome.”Parade-goers — many wearing red, white and blue — started gathering at 3:30 a.m. along the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway where the nation’s largest city has honored its legends. When the parade got underway at 11 a.m., the crowd was as much as 10 deep along the route. Chants of “USA! USA!” were distinctly high-pitched.It was the first-ever ticker-tape parade in New York for a women’s sports team — a fact not lost on the crowd. A 4th floor window on a building near the route was decorated with a homemade sign that reads “Girl Power” with four American flags.“I’m glad to see girls getting a parade,” said 9-year-old Christinah Delesine, who wore a blue soccer shirt. “There should be more.”Robert Sanfiz, who brought his three children — Julia, 8, Chris, 7 and Tommy, 2 — had a similar take.“It’s great for her to see women finally be represented,” Sanfiz said. “It’s great for her self-esteem.”Ireland Giaquinto, 13, held a sign reading, “Thank you for letting me dream.”All 23 players from the team — none of whom are from New York City, though four hail from nearby New Jersey — were riding on four of 12 floats. One of the floats was carrying the World Cup trophy, along Lloyd and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on a separate float.The players could be seen taking selfies and shooting photos of the crowd. As the paradestarted, goalkeeper Hope Solo tweeted: “We couldn’t be more excited be here!” with a photo of herself and five teammates.The southern end of Broadway is the traditional spot for New York City for the paradeswhere workers in tall officer buildings once tossed ticker tape — strips of paper with stock price information — onto celebrants below. The tape has been replaced by shredded paper.The New York Yankees have gotten parades when they’ve won the World Series, and the New York Giants have been celebrated when they’ve won the Super Bowl, most recently in 2012. Among the famous people honored: Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Albert Einstein.Even though the women’s soccer team is a national team instead of local, the push to honor the players with a parade had been fervent. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer had written to de Blasio, saying it was a good opportunity to showcase female athletes.“When they brought back that trophy, they also brought back the message of the power of women,” de Blasio said at City Hall.The United States has returned to the top of the FIFA women’s rankings after winning the World Cup. The U.S. toppled Germany after beating Japan 5-2 in Sunday’s final in Vancouver to collect the top prize in women’s soccer for the first time in 16 years.JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press___Associated Press Writer Colleen Long contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Two-goal Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial starred as Manchester United crushed Chelsea 4-0 in Frank Lampard’s first Premier League match as the Blues’ head coach.Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had suggested in pre-season Rashford and Martial were set to share striker responsibilities this term and they were the inspiration as United clinched an emphatic opening-day win, albeit one that somewhat flattered them.Chelsea certainly edged a first half that was arguably more entertaining for its seemingly constant stream of errors than anything else, but United led 1-0 at the break thanks to Rashford’s penalty, despite Tammy Abraham and Emerson Palmieri hitting the post for the visitors. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! 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Quality initially remained at a premium in the second half, but two fine goals – one apiece for Rashford and Martial – in the space of 95 seconds after the hour turned United’s nervy lead into a comfortable one, with debutant Daniel James completing the scoring late on.An emphatic win for @ManUtd!Rashford (x2), Martial and debutant James all find the net#MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/T5oqISFNes— Premier League (@premierleague) August 11, 2019It took Abraham – the scorer of 26 Championship goals with Aston Villa last season – just four minutes to try his luck, striking the left-hand post from 18 yards.A United team featuring new signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka took the lead against the run of play 14 minutes later, Rashford coolly finding the top-left corner with a penalty after being clumsily felled by the hapless Kurt Zouma.While United’s nerves settled a little with the goal, Chelsea continued to look the better side and went close twice towards the end of the first half – Ross Barkley forcing David de Gea into a vital save, before Emerson struck the post from close range.Solskjaer’s men took control just past the hour, though, as Chelsea were caught on the break and Martial bundled in Andreas Pereira’s sublime cross.It was three shortly after, Paul Pogba providing an excellent assist after an underwhelming first-half display, clipping a ball over Cesar Azpilicueta for Rashford to bring down and nonchalantly slot past Kepa Arrizabalaga.Substitute James got in on the act nine minutes from time – his deflected effort, following a super run from Pogba, beating Kepa to round off what ultimately turned into a great day for a United side that started shakily. What does it mean? Solskjaer building United in his ‘baby-faced’ imageUnited’s starting XI was the youngest named by any manager on the opening weekend of this Premier League season, with an average age of 24 years and 227 days. Solskjaer has insisted he will look to blood as much youth as possible, and he certainly appears to be living up to that.Another pledge was to play quick, attacking football. They did not do that for the entire match, but with Rashford and Martial generally among their better players, it seems Solskjaer’s plan has legs.Our new (old) no.! @AnthonyMartial #MUFC #MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/N5SPWfvPla— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 11, 2019Rashford steps upMuch has recently been said regarding Rashford’s ability to lead the line for United, particularly after Romelu Lukaku’s departure left him as the club’s senior striker. He did well on Sunday, running the channels effectively and grabbing two goals.Azpilicueta fails to lead by exampleUsually Chelsea’s most dependable defender, Azpilicueta did not meet that criteria at Old Trafford. He allowed Martial to get ahead of him for the second goal and was then caught out badly for the third.Key Opta Facts- United registered their fifth consecutive opening-day victory, their longest such run since winning six in a row between 1905-06 and 1910-11, while this was Chelsea’s heaviest opening-day defeat in what is their 104th league season.- United’s 4-0 victory was their biggest over Chelsea in a top-flight match since they won 4-0 in March 1965 under Matt Busby.- Chelsea will end the day in the Premier League relegation zone for the first time since September 30, 2000.- Since his debut, Martial has scored 49 goals in all competitions for Manchester United – more than any other player.- Lampard suffered the heaviest defeat by a Chelsea manager in his first match in charge since Danny Blanchflower oversaw a 7-2 loss to Middlesbrough in December 1978.- The last manager before Lampard to lose by four or more goals in his first Premier League match in charge was Gustavo Poyet in October 2013 (Swansea City 4-0 Sunderland). What’s next?United travel to Wolves a week on Monday for their second Premier League outing of the campaign. Chelsea play their first match at Stamford Bridge this season a day earlier against Leicester City, though they first have the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool to contest on Wednesday. read more
Next Reuters BrasiliaJune 6, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 09:49 IST Neymar limps off after 17 minutes. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNeymar suffered the injury just nine days ahead of Copa America opener against BoliviaNeymar lost the captaincy and was accused of rape last week, the injury caps the list of bad daysBrazil will face Bolivia in their Copa America opener on June 14 in Sao PauloBrazil lost Neymar to an early ankle injury but was still too strong for Asian champions Qatar on Wednesday in a comfortable 2-0 friendly win in Brasilia.Striker Neymar limped off in the 17th minute after he appeared to twist his ankle and was carried to the dressing room with his right ankle wrapped in ice.Brazilian TV said he was taken to hospital for a scan and the gravity of the injury just nine days ahead of Brazil’s Copa America opener against Bolivia was not clear.”Ney is a great guy,” said his teammate Philippe Coutinho, who was voted man of the match.”I hope the injury isn’t anything serious so he can get back training as soon as possible. He’s a very important player for our squad.”The injury capped a horrible few days for the Paris St-Germain striker, who was stripped of the captaincy last month and was last weekend accused of rape in a case that has dominated the headlines in his homeland.Brazil was already leading 1-0 when Neymar departed, courtesy of Richarlison’s 16th-minute header, and Gabriel Jesus added the second eight minutes later from close range.The five-times world champions were rarely troubled by a limited Qatar side, who missed a VAR-assisted penalty in injury time.”We won and the feeling is that we won well,” Coutinho added. “We pressured them and we did what we wanted to do.”Once again, though, all attention was focused on Neymar, the world’s most expensive player and a polarising figure in the football world.advertisementThe controversial striker has suffered several serious injuries dating back to 2014 when a brutal knee in the back from Colombian Juan Camilo Zuniga kept him out of Brazil’s World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany.He injured a metatarsal in his right foot that sidelined him in the months leading up to the 2018 World Cup and an injury to the same foot in January forced him to miss the business end of this season with Paris St-Germain.Brazil face Bolivia in their Copa America opener on June 14 in Sao Paulo.Also Read | King’s Cup: India lose 3-1 to Curacao in Igor Stimac’s first testAlso Read | Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President until 2023Also SeeFor 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 NeymarFollow Copa AmericaFollow Philippe CoutinhoFollow Paris St-Germain Neymar limps off injured in friendly win over QatarNeymar limped off with an ankle injury after 17 minutes into the match but Brazil managed a 2-0 win over Qatar. The PSG star was carried to the dressing room with his right ankle wrapped in ice.advertisement
In honor of International Women’s Day, the nominees for the first WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD SHOW were announced yesterday, proving that the future is female!The Women’s Choice Award Show will honor fierce women who passionately advocate for the empowerment of girls and women.The Women’s Choice Award Show is an important opportunity to let the voices of girls and women be heard in a big way with a show dedicated to honoring and celebrating trailblazing women. The show will also serve to inspire girls to step into their power and pursue their dreams.“Now is the time to celebrate the power of ‘She’ and all that girls and women contribute to the human experience. We are so humbled to have an exceptional group of fierce female community activists, everyday Sheroes, powerful female storytellers and celebrities who use their platform for good, as part of the first Women’s Choice Award Show. We’re excited to honor the incredible accomplishments of boundary-breaking women and inspire girls to live up to their potential. We look forward to raising funds and awareness through the Women’s Choice Award Show to support our cause partner I Am That Girl, and all of the wonderful work they do to foster self confidence in young women,” said Delia Passi, CEO of Women’s Choice Award.Starting today, voting is open to determine winners in three categories, including the “Shero,” “Spotlight,” and “Voice of Women” awards. The Shero Award will be given to a passionate activist doing incredible work that benefits girls and women. The Voice of Women Award will be given to a leader who has helped shape the positive portrayal of girls and women in entertainment and media. The Spotlight Award will be given to a celebrity using her platform to shine a spotlight on issues affecting girls and women. Fans can vote by clicking [here. Voting ends on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.The Shero, Spotlight and Voice of Women award winners will be announced live at the star-studded Women’s Choice Awards at the legendary Avalon Hollywood ballroom on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The Women’s Choice Award Show will also present the Visionary Award to a fierce female humanitarian who has dedicated her life to the empowerment of girls and women.The Women’s Choice Award Show is proud to include the non-profit I Am That Girl as the cause partner for this very special event. I Am That Girl is shifting girl culture. They are raising the standards for how girls treat themselves, each other, and the world. By building a community for girls to be seen, be heard, and belong, I Am That Girl is giving them something bigger than themselves to stand for and creating a healthier, more powerful world.I Am That Girl Founder Alexis Jones will speak at the event and girls from the global I Am That Girl community will be on hand to present awards to Women’s Choice Award Show winners. Girls from local I Am That Girl chapters will enjoy an inspiring and empowering night as VIP guests at the celebration.Guests at the Women’s Choice Award Show will have the opportunity to make a donation to help send high school girls to I Am That Girl’s transformational Leadership Summit. Fans can support I Am That Girl by making a donation to the organization when voting on the WWW.WOMENSCHOICEAWARDSHOW.COM site.The Women’s Choice Award Show would like to invite everyone to click here and rock their vote for their favorite extraordinary women. Bios for all of the Women’s Choice Award Show nominees are available on the Women’s Choice Award Show website. Below includes the complete list of nominees. WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARDS SHOW 2017 Nominees:SHERO AWARD:Alicia Garza Brittany Packnett Carmen Perez Dr. Knatokie Ford Dr. Yvonne Cagle Georgie Smith Miki Agrawal Reshma SaujaniSPOTLIGHT AWARD:Alyssa Milano Amy Purdy Deondra Brown Elizabeth Falkner Emma Watson Keke Palmer Maggie Q Meryl Davis Nura Afia Priyanka ChopraVOICE OF WOMEN AWARD:Ana Navarro Elaine Welteroth Jennie Urman Jennifer Pozner Julie Taymor Kara Holden Maria Menounos Tery Lopez
APTN National NewsThe Northwest Territories is experiencing one of its worst forest fire seasons in decades.Right now, there are over 200 fires burning throughout the region and crews have been called in from across the country to help battle the blazes.APTN’s Cullen Crozier has an update on the situation.
OMAHA, Neb. — The economy appears to be going strong for the major freight railroads that haul the products and raw materials companies rely on, but the lingering trade disputes could derail business.Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and CSX railroads all sounded optimistic about the economy when they reported hauling 3 per cent more carloads of freight in the fourth quarter.“Our customers in discreet markets are in large part doing OK,” Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz said Thursday. Shipments of steel, construction products, intermodal containers and a few other categories look particularly strong. “We think there is still opportunity for modest growth in the United States.”Edward Jones analyst Dan Sherman said the railroads’ results won’t add much to fears that the economy is slowing down.“There hasn’t been any indication at all that the economy is slowing even slightly,” Sherman said.Union Pacific said its fourth-quarter net income jumped 29 per cent to $1.55 billion, or $2.12 per share, and topped Wall Street expectations. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad benefited from strong demand and efforts effort to streamline its operations that began in October. It has already stored 1,200 locomotives as it works to haul freight more efficiently.The ongoing trade disputes create some uncertainty about certain products, but Union Pacific still expects volume will continue growing at a low-single-digit rate.Nearly all the major U.S. railroads are implementing some of the operating principles that have led to dramatic improvements in the profitability of rival CSX over the last two years.CSX reported $843 million in net income, or $1.01 per share, last week and promised to continue working to reduce costs and find ways to deliver more freight with fewer locomotives.The number of carloads railroads carry is considered an indicator of the health of the overall economy because of the variety of goods rails deliver.Norfolk Southern’s fourth-quarter profit surged 44 per cent higher to $702 million, or $2.57 per share. The results topped the $2.30 per share that analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected.Norfolk Southern is also planning to reform its operations, but railroad officials didn’t discuss many details Thursday. Instead, investors will have to wait until next month to hear what changes the railroad plans.Josh Funk, The Associated Press
Rabat – French car company Peugeot Societe Anonyme (PSA) is set to open a factory in Kenitra, a city near Rabat, valued at MAD 6 billion ($620 million).PSA manufactures major car brands including Citroen, Peugeot and DS Automobiles.The exact opening date of the factory is not yet confirmed, but according to Moroccan newspaper L’Economiste, Carlos Tavares, the director of PSA will be coming to Morocco soon for the inauguration. PSA is currently recruiting for the factory to ensure it is 100% operational on opening day.PSA has been present in Morocco since 2017, when it opened a pilot import center in Casablanca for Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opal cars, as well as a research and development center. PSA will now also build its cars in Morocco. The first car is due to be assembled in July.Read also: Renault Manufactures over 400,000 ‘Made in Morocco’ CarsThe Kenitra factory will produce smaller vehicles like the latest Peugeot 208. The company is aiming to produce 20 000 cars in 2019. Next year, it will produce 100 000 cars, and in the long run, it has a target production of up to 200 000 cars per year.PSA factory in Kenitra.The cars are mainly destined for export, to Africa but also to the Middle East and Turkey. Morocco is already the largest automobile producer in Africa. Between 2012 and 2018, it increased its production from 50 000 cars to 400 000 cars per year, after Renault opened a factory in Tangier. Chinese company BYD also has planned to open a factory in Morocco.Morocco aims to produce 1 millions cars a year by 2022. Once the new Kenitra factory is up and running Morocco’s production capacity will already reach 700 000 cars a year (500 000 by Renault and 200 000 by PSA).
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that members of the Peuhl, Tuareg and Arab ethnic groups were being targeted. “The situation has been exacerbated by the propagation of inflammatory messages, including through the media, stigmatizing members of these communities, thousands of whom have reportedly fled out of fear of reprisal by the Malian army,” she stated.“Those who remain in the country are afraid of being targeted not for what they have done, but for who they are,” Ms. Kang added, as she presented the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights in Mali. The report is based on the findings of two missions deployed by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to the region late last year, and covers the period from 17 January to 20 November 2012. It highlights the human rights violations committed primarily by the various armed groups that controlled the three main regions of northern Mali – Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu – but also raises some issues of concern in the south.Northern Mali was occupied by radical Islamists after fighting broke out in January 2012 between Government forces and Tuareg rebels. The conflict uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and prompted the Malian Government to request assistance from France to stop the military advance of extremist groups.According to the report, reprisal attacks and inter-ethnic conflicts appear to have materialized since January, when the French intervention took place. While the violations by the extremist groups have largely been stopped, there have been widely reported allegations of serious human rights violations taking place in the recovered territories. Among the human rights issues that require the most urgent attention are the displacement of populations from northern Mali; the increase in incidences of ethnically motivated human rights violations, including violence; and the continuing insufficiency of the Government’s response to human rights violations, including to the challenges in the administration of justice. Ms. Kang acknowledged the public commitments made by the Government of Mali to fulfil its obligations under international human rights law and to fight impunity, as well as statements by senior government and military officials condemning human rights violations and retaliatory violence. “These commitments are, however, not yet sufficiently translated into concrete actions to ensure that prompt and independent investigations are carried out in order to identify and prosecute perpetrators and provide effective remedies to victims,” she stated.“We call on the Malian authorities to protect the communities at risk and to ensure that their troops act in accordance with human rights law and international humanitarian law. The civilian population should be protected and the suspected rebels who have been arrested should be treated humanely and their due process rights respected,” Ms. Kang added.“Allegations of involvement of the elements of the Malian army in acts of reprisals against civilians should be investigated and those responsible should be brought to justice.”
Brock University’s String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will bring captivating melodies from legendary composers to the stage in their first performances of the season.As part of the Brock University Music Department’s instrumental series, the Orchestra’s Simply Strings concert will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre’s Cairns Recital Hall. The Ensemble will perform its Tribute to the Legends recital on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Partridge Hall.The String Orchestra brings musicians from the University together with members of the community to perform standard masterworks and lesser-known gems of the string repertoire. It was added to the ensemble roster of the Brock University Choirs and Brock University Wind Ensemble in September 2017 to provide a place for university and community string players to perform together and share their talents.Led by conductor George Cleland, the String Orchestra will perform Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue, Warlock’s Capriol Suite, Sibelius’ Canzonetta, Op. 62a and Britten’s Simple Symphony at the Nov. 28 concert.Under the baton of conductor Zoltan Kalman, the University Wind Ensemble features the talents of 64 musicians drawn from Brock University, community members and Niagara region high schools. Musicians from the Hamilton Symphony on the Bay and Niagara Symphony will also join in the concert on Dec. 4.The program will feature works of the past and present, including Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes, Gillingham: Galactic Empires, Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy, Bourgeois: Trombone Concerto, Barker: Cole Porter on Broadway, Bennett: Symphonic Songs and Bourgeois: Trombone Concerto.Kalman said the ensemble is thrilled to pay tribute to some of the world’s most influential composers in the state-of-the-art Partridge Hall.“We’re going to perform a diverse repertoire of timeless classics and easy-listening charts that will surely leave our audience breathless,” he said. “The evening also includes a brilliant trombone concerto, featuring our very own, supremely talented Alyssa Shanghavi.”Such performances from the Department of Music are a key part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts’ mandate of building connections between the community and the breadth of talent and creativity at Brock.The conductors said their ensembles serve as cultural ambassadors of the Niagara region and encouraged, “faithful audience members and other music lovers to come out and experience these concerts.”Tickets are on sale now for both performances.Simply Strings takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Cairns Recital Hall. Tickets are $12 general admission and $5 for children 14 and under, as well as high school students through the eyeGo program. Complimentary tickets are available to current Brock students with valid student ID.Tribute to the Legends takes place Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Partridge Hall. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $5 for high school students through the eyeGo program. Complimentary tickets are available to current Brock students with valid student ID.All tickets can be purchased through the FirstOntario PAC Box Office.
CRICKET IRELAND HAVE today confirmed that they will host One Day Internationals against England and Australia in 2015.With the Cricket World Cup taking place in February and March, the addition of two full Test nations to Ireland’s fixture list promised another year of growth in the sport’s popularity.Having played in Malahide last year, England will return to the north Dublin venue on Friday May 8.Australia will also tread on familiar turf, facing Ireland at the Stormont ground in Belfast on August 27 – just over two years after their last visit to the Belfast ground.“There’s a real buzz around the squad with everyone really looking forward to next year, captain William Porterfield said with today’s announcement.“The fact that we’ve these ODI’s too has given everyone a real boost – I’m sure that there will be huge crowds at both games, and given the fact that it’s an Ashes year next summer, I’d expect a large number of travelling supporters too, giving the games an incredible atmosphere in both Dublin and Belfast.”Ireland coach Phil Simmons said: “It’s a fantastic boost for Irish cricket to have these two high profile clashes. We’re always looking to test ourselves against top quality opposition, and they don’t come much bigger than England and Australia.“Next year is shaping up to be the most exciting in Irish cricketing history. We’ve got the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, these high profile ODI’s and we’re also co-hosting the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers along with Scotland. That’s a fantastic line-up of cricketing action, and I’m sure there will be a lot of support for these games,”‘I took it to the limit’, but Tony Browne wants to keep hurling until he’s 45*Craig Kieswetter nailed the ‘Cricket is a Tough Game’ Selfie
Melbourne heritage architect Arthur Andronas has won a top architecture award for the second year running.Mr Andronas’ firm Andronas Conservation Architecture took out the Australian Institute of Architects Victoria Heritage Architecture Award for their work on Newman College at the University of Melbourne.Ecstatic at the surprise win, Mr Andronas said he appreciated the recognition.“It’s acknowledgement that our pursuit of excellence, across everything we do, is recognized by our peers,” he told Neos Kosmos.In their citation, the Institute’s judges praised Mr Andronas’ groundbreaking approach to the work.“In developing their restoration program … the architects have demonstrated admirable quality assurance practices,» the judges said.«Their methodical approach provides innovation in conservation of Victoria’s most important sandstone, which will be applicable to other buildings.»Newman College was designed and built in the early 1900s by Walter Burley Griffin, who also designed the layout of Canberra.As a result Newman has become one of the top ten most important 20th century buildings in Australia.Mr Andronas was tasked with restoring the facade of the building and says he drew inspiration from Burley Griffin’s own controversial techniques, including the use of repair mortars, which had to be imported from Germany.«Because he was a fairly controversial architect in the methods he used, we were allowed to use this sort of approach, given the complexity and the delicacy of the stone,» Mr Andronas said.It’s the second year straight that Andronas Conservation Architecture’s work has been recognized among the best in the country, after they won both the AIA Victoria Heritage Architecture Award and the AIA Lachlan Macquarie National Award for Heritage in 2009, for their work on St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne.Mr Andronas says that winning the awards has taken his four-person practice to a new level.«We’ve been invited and have been successful in getting a job with Port Arthur and the restoration of the ruins of the early penitentiary, so that’s a real coup and a real honour,» he said.«They only select people who have won national awards to do their work, and given that Port Arthur is about to go on the World Heritage list, the job has international ramifications as well.» Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Greece has won the INSP trophy at this year’s Homeless World Cup with a 6-2 victory over Switzerland.The final of this year’s competition took place at a temporary stadium in Amsterdam’s Museumplein (Museum Square), in the Netherlands.“I still can’t believe it, it doesn’t seem real,” Greek captain Nikolaos Petropoulos said after the match, according to the website of the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) which sponsored the event.“I’m so happy for myself and the whole team. This is a once-in-a-lifetime feeling,” Petropoulos was quoted as saying.It was only the second time that Greece, coached by editor of Shedia street paper Chris Alefantis, took part in the event.Meanwhile, Mexico won both the Women’s and the Men’s Homeless World Cup trophies this year. This year’s event, which was first held in 2003, brought together 500 players from 48 countries.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Former Miami Dolphins player Kim Bokamper celebrated the opening of his new restaurant in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Saturday night.Celebrities joined NFL players at the invitation-only masquerade party at the new upscale restaurant The Balcony, located on East Las Olas Boulevard and Southeast 13th Avenue.The two-story hot spot will feature New Orleans-inspired cuisine.It is scheduled to open to the public May 4.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Close A polling agent was arrested from the city of Faridabad in Haryana after a video of him allegedly trying to influence voters during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections went viral on social media.In the video, a man in a blue t-shirt can be seen walking towards the voting area, where a woman is preparing to cast her vote. The man then presses the button or points towards a specific party symbol before the woman could exercise her vote. He repeats the same with two other women.The incident took place at a polling booth in Prithla assembly constituency of Asawati village as Faridabad went on polls on Sunday, May 12. The Election Commissioner of India, Ashok Lavasa has confirmed that the polling agent was arrested on Sunday afternoon and an FIR has been filed against him. Polling agent arrested in Haryana’s Faridabad for influencing voterstwitterThe District Election Office (DEO) of Faridabad tweeted from their official handle saying, “The person in the video is the polling agent who has been arrested in the afternoon itself. FIR lodged. He was trying to effect at least 3 lady voters. Observer & ARO with teams visited the booth at Asawati in Prithala constituency. He is satisfied that voting was never vitiated.”The district DEO said that the matter was taken very seriously by the district administration. The Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) Bharat Bhushan Gogia HCS rushed to the spot and he was soon joined by the observer SH Sanjay Kumar who investigated the entire matter.Even after the Election Commission admitted that the man was trying to influence voters, it said that the polling process was not violated in the booth. However, this has raised many questions to the election body’s claim that the voting process was not vitiated.ECI Ashok Lavasa responded to this citing that the agent influenced only three voters, “The scrutiny of this polling station will be comprehensive,” he said. He also said that a report on the issue will be examined by the Election Commission to take further actions against the violator.However, the arrested polling agent’s political party has not yet been made known by the authorities. Watch | Polling agent from Faridabad arrested for influencing voters IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:12Loaded: 0%0:03Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:10?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …