Should India Be Worried About Brexit

first_imgThe clock is ticking. Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29, less than two months from now. It’ll crash out without a deal if the two sides fail to reach a fresh agreement following a new vote in the British parliament earlier this week. A no deal Brexit, which is now more likely than ever, will have catastrophic consequences for the British economy as many business leaders have warned. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

BCCI asks Manohar to give details of ICC’s financial restructuring

first_imgBCCI president Shashank Manohar, who is committed to ending the monopoly of India, Australia and England in the ICC, has been asked by the working committee to apprise them of the steps that are being taken regarding the financial restructuring of the global cricket body.As per the earlier structure, BCCI along with England and Australia were pooling in 80 per cent of the revenues, being the nations that brought the money to the body. However Manohar, as ICC chairman, had made it clear that he wanted equitable distribution.While this could lead to a revenue loss for the BCCI, it also did not go down well with the members that the matter was not brought to the table in any of the BCCI meetings before Manohar went for the ICC meeting in Dubai. Also read: BCCI set to hire full-time CEO, Chhattisgarh to play Ranji Trophy However, the working committee on Friday decided that Manohar and secretary Anurag Thakur should discuss the financial ramifications of such a move.”The members authorised the president and secretary to discuss the governance and financial restructuring of the ICC subject to such restructuring being incorporated in the constitution of the ICC for permanency,” a BCCI release stated.”There is no harm in being magnanimous. But the proper way is to inform the members what are the far-reaching consequences of such a move. We should know that if BCCI is compromising on revenue, how the state associations will get affected,” a senior BCCI official, who is also a member of one of the influential state associations, told PTI on Friday.advertisementIt was also learnt that members also authorised the president and secretary to rework the FTPs for the period 2016 to 2023 and ensure equitable distribution of the matches.last_img read more

Maria Sharapova appeals against two-year doping ban

first_imgFive-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova is seeking to have her two-year doping ban wiped out or reduced as she lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday.”In her appeal to the CAS, Ms Sharapova seeks the annulment of the Tribunal’s decision to sanction her with a two-year period of ineligibility further to an anti-doping rule violation,” sport’s highest tribunal said in a statement.”Ms Sharapova submits that the period of ineligibility should be eliminated, or in the alternative, reduced.”RULING ON JULY 18The statement added that her case had been expedited and a ruling would be made by July 18 at the latest, which means Sharapova still harbours hopes of competing at the Rio Olympics in August provided her ban is reduced to time already served.The former world number one was named in Russia’s official entry list for the Olympics tennis tournament.Sharapova had called the ITF’s ruling “unfairly harsh” as an independent tribunal had found that she had not intentionally violated anti-doping rules.Meldonium was added to WADA’s list of banned substances at the start of the year after mounting evidence that it boosted blood flow and enhanced athletic performance.About 180 athletes have tested positive for the drug, manufactured in Latvia and common throughout eastern Europe, since January.Sharapova stunned the sporting world in March when she announced that she had tested positive for meldonium, a component of a product named Mildronate which she has taken since 2006 for health issues.last_img read more

Top sports officials hope to send biggest PH delegation to Tokyo Olympics

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Becoming his own man LATEST STORIES Yulo earned the trip to Tokyo and joined pole vaulter EJ Obiena as the first two Filipino qualifiers in the Olympics.Diaz is expected to suit up in her fourth straight Olympics together with Margielyn Didal of skateboarding and Kiyomi Watanabe of judo.Also vying for Olympic spots are Petecio and fellow boxer Eumir Marcial, who pocketed a silver medal in the recent Aiba world championships, as well as golfer Yuka Saso.“We are looking at around 20 qualifiers. If we can come up with that number, that will be the biggest delegation that our country will ever have in the Olympics,” said Tolentino.The optimism is understandable now that the Olympics have added several sports where Filipinos can excel such as baseball, softball, karate, roller sport, climbing, surfing, golf and rugby union.ADVERTISEMENT “The PSC is throwing its all-out support in our Olympic quest. We are not only hoping and praying, we are expecting that our athletes will deliver,” said Ramirez.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Just three weeks ago, Pinoy athletes shone on the world stage with gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo earning the distinction as the first Filipino world champion and Nesthy Petecio duplicating Yulo’s achievement in women’s boxing.“This is a good sign that gives us more hope to finally capture the elusive Olympic gold medal,” said Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Butch Ramirez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceFor almost a century since the Philippines began competing in the Summer Games, no Filipino has ever brought home a gold medal.Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz managed to snatch a silver medal in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, ending a 20-year medal drought after boxer Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco seized a similar medal color in the 1996 Atlanta Games.center_img Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The country’s top sports officials are convinced that more Filipino athletes will wear the national colors in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.“The signs are really encouraging. I won’t be surprised if we will have more Olympic qualifiers in Tokyo,” said Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ From hated to hero: Dwight Howard’s Hollywood comeback story Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

Experience a perfect beach holiday at these 3 coastal getaways

first_imgDespite some 7,500 kilometres of coastline, India’s beaches have not yet attracted the legions of foreign tourists drawn to its Southeast Asian neighbours. But steady improvements in infrastructure and the new focus on cleanliness brought about by the creation of the National Green Tribunal and the prime minister’s Swachh Bharat project should pay dividends over the next decade. Meanwhile, the new Indian tourist’s greater interest in sports and other activities has already made beach vacations popular with locals from Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal, with everything from opulent five-star hotels to surfside shacks on offer. Not surprisingly, respondents ranked safety-in the water and on the sand-the most important factor in choosing a place to frolic by the seaMandrem, North Goa (Goa)This has been named the Best Beach and Coastal Destination as per India Today Tourism Awards. Known as one of the quieter beaches in bustling North Goa, Mandrem beach is a strip of white sand separated from the roadside bars and hotels by a narrow river inlet. Popular with foreign tourists, the area boasts around 60 yoga and meditation centres-which made the recent introduction of motorised paragliders buzzing around the skies controversial. Like its neighbours, Mandrem has the usual complement of beach shacks serving seafood, burgers and the cheap booze for which Goa is famous-all excellent reasons for nearly two-thirds of survey respondents to rate it their top beach destination. In all, 92 per cent cited its location, accommodations, restaurants, service and cleanliness as reasons for making Mandrem number one.Gopalpur-on-Sea (Odisha)advertisement This bagged the second position in the category. Another less-crowded option, Gopalpur-on-Sea is quieter than Odisha’s famous Puri beach-which attracts throngs in part due to its proximity to the Konark sun temple and the annual Juggernaut festival. A favourite of British travellers during the Raj, Gopalpur is enjoying a renaissance of sorts in recent years. The sea is pretty rough for swimming, but that makes it a good spot for surfing, windsurfing and sailing.Rushikonda Beach (Andhra Pradesh) One of the the short-listed nominees was Rushikonda Beach in Andhra Pradesh. Surrounded by a necklace of mountains, Rushikonda Beach, near Visakahapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, is known for its scenic beauty. The stiff east coast breeze makes it popular with windsurfers and jet skiers. Swimming is forbidden due to strong currents, but that means it’s less crowded than nearby rivals.last_img read more

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid off to winning start under Solari, Barcelona scrape past Leonesa

first_imgSantiago Solari got off to the perfect start as Real Madrid’s interim coach when his side thrashed Melilla 4-0 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.Holders Barcelona scraped a 1-0 win at third-tier Cultural Leonesa thanks to Clement Lenglet’s late header, while Girona earned a 2-2 draw at Alaves.Getafe won 2-1 at Cordoba and Valladolid earned a 2-1 away win over Mallorca in other round of 32, first-leg clashes.In Madrid’s first match since Julen Lopetegui was sacked after a dire run capped by a 5-1 loss to Barcelona on Sunday which left the European champions ninth in La Liga, Solari’s side flexed their muscles against Melilla.Solari saved the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos the trip to the north coast of Africa and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, but did start with captain Sergio Ramos and striker Karim Benzema against the third division minnows.Frenchman Benzema, who has struggled for form this season, broke the deadlock from close range after being teed up by Alvaro Odriozola, with Vinicius Junior setting up Marco Asensio for the second.Brazilian striker Vinicius, largely ignored by Lopetegui, struck the crossbar in search of the third, which was eventually bundled in by Odriozola, another player who struggled to get minutes under Lopetegui.Substitute Cristo Gonzalez added a fourth in stoppage time to give Solari a convincing debut win.”The team played with smiles on their faces, they were keen and committed. The final score is a result of that,” Solari told reporters.advertisement”It wasn’t easy, but we worked hard and played with those characteristics. The pitch was heavy and they pressed very high.”We have to be happy. The players are committed to the shirt and to the fans who are with them. I’m now a part of this group.”Record 30-times cup winners Barcelona were on the back foot against Cultural Leonesa, with goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen making some smart saves to keep Ernesto Valverde’s heavily rotated side level.Lenglet headed Ousmane Dembele’s free kick home at the near post in stoppage time to earn the Catalans a narrow advantage heading into the second leg, with matches taking place between Dec. 4-6.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard gives positive update on Rohit Sharma’s injury

first_imgIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma missed out the IPL match against Kings XI Punjab due to a leg injury but his Mumbai Indians team-mate Kieron Pollard said it was just a “precautionary measure” and he should be back in the next game.In an injury scare five days before the World Cup team selection, Rohit sat out of Mumbai Indians’ IPL match last night after sustaining a leg spasm during Tuesday’s training session. It was the first time that he had missed an IPL game in 11 seasons.”Obviously, Rohit is the captain of the team and it was only a precautionary measure for the team. He should be back in the next game,” stand-in skipper Pollard said after leading MI to a last-ball three-wicket win over KXIP.”I would gladly give it back to him and field at the boundary, while also thinking of what to contribute to the team.”Pollard smashed a whirlwind 83 off 31 balls that contained 10 sixes and three fours to take Mumbai on the doorsteps of victory and Hardik Pandya described the big-hitting West Indian as a legend.”Heart is pumping pretty fast. Pollard is a legend! One guy who could do this, it was Kieron Pollard.. That time and situation needed, both of us had to go for it but I could not connect much,” Pandya said.”Pollard was backing himself and for the first time in my life while sitting outside I thought 17 per over is a par score. It was still better from the situation we started off from. If Polly was there, he could have finished it off one ball and obviously we didn’t have any set batsman. Four runs, four balls I thought we got this game.”advertisementAfter Pollard was dismissed in the second ball of the last over, it was Alzarri Joseph (15 not out), who took MI home, chasing down Kings XI’s target of 198 off the last ball.Also Read | Pollard was unstoppable: KXIP batting coach Sriram in awe of MI stand-in captainAlso Read | IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard 83 trumps KL Rahul 100 as MI gun down 198 vs KXIPAlso Read | Major injury scare for India ahead of World Cup as Rohit Sharma limps off MI trainingAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL Rahullast_img read more

Health Minister Endorses CARICOM Wellness Initiative

first_img Its implementation is being spearheaded by the University of the West Indies (UWI) in collaboration with several key local, regional and international stakeholders. Story Highlights Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has endorsed a CARICOM-led initiative aimed at reducing lifestyle diseases across the Caribbean through improved diets. Speaking during a project workshop at The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites, New Kingston, on March 21, Dr. Tufton said the initiative is critical in engendering an appreciation among Caribbean residents of the need for and factors underpinning good health and wellness. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has endorsed a CARICOM-led initiative aimed at reducing lifestyle diseases across the Caribbean through improved diets.The four-year project, dubbed ‘Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in CARICOM’, will feature coordinated interventions within national food systems that promote sustainable livelihoods of vulnerable groups, in order to combat obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Its implementation is being spearheaded by the University of the West Indies (UWI) in collaboration with several key local, regional and international stakeholders.The initiative is intended to build shared understanding from research undertaken about the frameworks and systems driving food production and consumption throughout the region.Speaking during a project workshop at The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites, New Kingston, on March 21, Dr. Tufton said the initiative is critical in engendering an appreciation among Caribbean residents of the need for and factors underpinning good health and wellness.“What we are setting out to do is fundamental and critical,” he said, adding that the information provided by the researchers should be used to develop a strategy that will have the “most meaningful impact on behavioural change”.In this regard, the Minister emphasised the importance of utilising marketing and the requisite resources that can and will greatly influence the initiative’s resonance among individuals.Dr. Tufton said the project is also timely in light of the fact that policymakers have been using and will continue to use data to advocate for regulatory frameworks for anticipated changes to provisions addressing preventable diseases.The initiative, which runs from 2018 to 2022, will see Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre and Deputy Dean for Research and Graduate Programmes, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, Professor Alafia Samuels, serving as Principal Investigator.Professor Samuels will be supported by researchers from the UWI’s three campuses – Mona, St. Andrew; St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago; and Cave Hill.Inputs and support will also be provided by representatives of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech); the United Kingdom-based Cambridge University; McGill University in Canada; and several other regional organisations.last_img read more

LR Joins Project to Build Worlds Biggest Sailing Cargo Ship

first_imgzoom UK-based maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project, an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship.The project outlines a plan to build a 170-meter car carrier, capable of carrying between 1,700 and 2,000 cars, which will be equipped with four DynaRig masts and will operate on hybrid propulsion with sails and diesel-electric engines, and an optional battery system for peak loads. The vessel will be capable of sailing at 10-12 knots with the aim of reaching 14-16 knots in the next few years through combined expertise.“Wind-assisted propulsion offers one of the few realistic options for introducing renewable power into shipping,” LR said. The IMO target for CO2 emissions requires a 50% reduction in global ship-sourced CO2 emissions by 2020, this means significant changes in the industry are required.“The big question is whether the technology will be available on the scale needed to achieve the level of reduction required. The consensus is that engineering advances alone and the associated efficiency gains will simply not be enough to meet the IMO target. Fuels will have to change and the Quadriga project provides one of the potential viable alternative solutions.”Through consultancy during the design and specification stage followed by onsite new construction supervision, LR will help to ensure compliance with technical, safety and environmental standards upon realisation of the project. LR will also verify whether the predicted performance parameters have been achieved.last_img read more

Inside Quebec for Spring 2017 Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Xavier Dolan

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment (June 1, 2017 – Montréal, Québec) Back in 2006, the action comedy Bon Cop Bad Cop was one of the biggest success stories in the history of Canadian moviemaking. The Quebec-made picture, co-written by actor Patrick Huard and producer Kevin Tierney, grossed $12.7 million, most of it in Quebec with pretty strong box-office elsewhere.Directed by genre film loving Érik Canuel, the project transposed a 48 Hrs-ish premise from L.A. to Montreal. David Bouchard (Huard) is a rule-busting wildman of a cop on a case with buttoned-up, prissy detective Martin Ward (Colm Feore). Apart from their personality differences, Bouchard is a Quebecois who machine guns Tabarnaks in practically every sentence, and Ward is an Ontarian. Nuff said.Much of the comedy derived from language short circuits in perhaps the first totally bilingual movie ever made in a bilingual country. Bon Cop Bad Cop had novelty and speed as Bouchard and Ward solved an ultimately absurd mystery while getting to know and love each other. The team of Huard and Tierney came up with an amiable fantasy of reconciliation between Canada and Quebec. A fantasy rooted in a Montreal reality where there have always been plenty of good vibes between the “two solitudes,” and people code-shift from one language to another in mid-sentence. Audiences loved it.READ MORE Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

TSO PICKS SPANISH MAESTRO GUSTAVO GIMENO AS NEXT MUSIC DIRECTOR

first_imgSpanish maestro Gustavo Gimeno, centre, seen conducting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in February, will take over as TSO music director for the 2020-21 season. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TSO) Advertisement Twitter Facebook Gimeno has been working professionally as a conductor for only six years, but his trajectory upward has been swift.In a way, he began at the top after being called in at the last minute to conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam in 2014. Just a few years earlier, he had been a member of the prestigious orchestra’s percussion section. It has taken the Toronto Symphony Orchestra less than three months after Peter Oundjian stepped down as music director to announce a replacement.Starting with the 2020-21 season — the orchestra’s 99th — the new music director will be Gustavo Gimeno, a 42-year-old native of Valencia, Spain, who has been serving as music director of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015.His TSO contract will be for five years. Sir Andrew Davis, who was music director from 1975 to 1988, is acting as interim artistic director.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Gerald Butts full testimony on SNCLavalin case

first_imgGerald Butts, the friend and close advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is testifying before the parliamentary Justice committee in Ottawa.Butts resigned from his position after the SNC-Lavalin affair broke.He is accused by former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould of putting pressure on her to intervene in Quebec company’s criminal trial.last_img

Iraq UN stresses that exiled camp residents must not be deported

29 August 2011The United Nations today stressed that residents of a camp in Iraq housing Iranian exiles must be protected from deportation or expulsion, and pledged to continue helping the country’s Government to find a peaceful solution that conforms with international law. Situated in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, Camp Ashraf houses members of a group known as the People’s Mojahedeen of Iran. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have sought the protection of the camp’s residents, while exploring ways of assisting the Iraqi Government to find a resolution that is consistent with the country’s sovereignty rights and international humanitarian and human rights law. An Iraqi military operation in the camp in April left more than 30 people dead and dozens of others injured. “The UN continues to advocate that Camp Ashraf residents be protected from forcible deportation, expulsion or repatriation, expulsion or repatriation contrary to the non-refoulement principle,” UNAMI said in statement. “UNAMI’s mandate includes the promotion of human rights in Iraq and the mission’s human rights office regularly assesses the situation in and around Camp Ashraf from a purely human rights and humanitarian perspective,” it added. That position has been consistently reiterated by UNAMI’s leadership, including during yesterday’s meeting between Ad Melkert, the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki as part of the UN envoy’s farewell calls on Government officials at the end of his assignment, the mission’s statement said. read more

Bahrain UN voices concern at sentences given to medical staff activists

The sentences range from three years’ imprisonment to the death penalty, Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told a news conference in Geneva. The Court of National Safety, effectively a military court, also upheld the sentences of 21 others. “For such harsh sentences to be handed down to civilians in a military court with serious due process irregularities raises severe concerns,” said Mr. Colville, who noted that the court is headed by three judges, all of whom are appointed by the chief of the Bahrain Defence Force, and cases are prosecuted by military public prosecutors. Mr. Ban voiced concerns about due process irregularities in a statement issued by his spokesperson. “The Secretary-General calls for the release of all political detainees and reiterates his appeal to the Bahraini authorities at the highest level to ensure the application of due process and respect for international human rights norms,” the statement said. “This will contribute to conditions for national dialogue, reconciliation and reform as sought by all the Bahraini people.” The World Health Organization (WHO) also spoke out today, with a spokesperson stressing that health-care workers must be able to carry out their duty to treat injured people, regardless of their political affiliation, and even in times of conflict.Fadéla Chaib told reporters that health-care workers should never be punished for doing what is morally and ethically required, and that medical facilities must also be protected. OHCHR understood that defendants have had limited access to lawyers and that lawyers had insufficient time to properly prepare the defence of their clients in most cases. Also, the court has not been investigating torture allegations and does not permit recording of the proceedings, all of which caused serious concern.“We call on the Government to ensure that every detained person is charged with a recognizable criminal offence and has enough time to prepare a defence case,” said Mr. Colville.The Government, which has been has engaged in a violent crackdown against protesters calling for greater democracy, has announced that all cases will be referred to civilian courts in October. While OHCHR welcomes this announcement, it said that it is unclear how appeals by those who have been convicted in military courts will be handled in the civilian courts.The Office has spoken out repeatedly in recent months over harsh sentences issued by the court against protesters with charges ranging from participating in an illegal gathering, or expressing hatred of the Government, to actual crimes such as murder and destruction of property. 30 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office today voiced concern at the harsh sentences handed down this week by a court in Bahrain to medical professionals, teachers and others as a result of pro-democracy protests earlier this year. read more

Verizon sees few changes to US wireless business as it buys back

Verizon’s $130 billion deal with Vodafone is huge for both companies, although Verizon customers in the U.S. are unlikely to see any big changes to their bills or their service.Verizon is buying the 45 per cent of its wireless business owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone. That will let Verizon keep all of the profits from that business, and gives Vodafone a large pile of cash that will fund its expansion ambitions in Europe. It’s the second-biggest buyout on record.Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said on a conference call Tuesday that the company’s U.S. wireless businesses are working well now, and that he would move slowly on any changes to its structure.Verizon has already run that business on its own, so taking Vodafone out of the picture is not new territory.Verizon’s network has a good reputation after 13 years of focusing on performance, and McAdam said the goal is to maintain that level of quality.“That does not change,” he said.The company will remain involved in future auctions for the frequencies that handle cellphone traffic.And the company is seeking new growth.The U.S. has a strong economy and there are many potential customers who have yet to make the transition to smartphones, McAdam said.“We’re very bullish on the growth outlook for the U.S. wireless marketplace,” he said.In the most recent quarter, Verizon Wireless added 941,000 devices to its contract-based plans, exceeding expectations and extended a strong run. But almost all of Verizon’s wireless gains were customers upgrading to higher-priced plans or adding more devices, rather than an influx of new customers.The outside advantage of the deal to acquire the U.S. stake is more flexibility for Verizon in expanding abroad. Vodafone has previously had authority to nix expansion under the terms of joint wireless venture.Verizon said it expects regulators to approve the deal since it already controls its U.S. wireless business. It also needs shareholder approval. It expects the deal to close during the first quarter of next year.Besides the wireless business, Verizon Communications Inc. sells home Internet service and traditional, landline phone service in some markets, along with business-to-business services. The company is angling increasingly to market those services together, McAdam said.The New York company has long wanted to buy out its partner, but the two companies hadn’t agreed on a price. Analysts said Verizon wanted to pay around $100 billion, while reports suggested Vodafone held firm for the final sale price of $130 billion.McAdam said the deal will basically pay for itself as the profits from the wireless business covers expenses from interest and dividends on the stock Verizon will issue. He said the deal will boost Verizon’s earnings per share by 10 per cent right away.Verizon needs to borrow some $61 billion to make the deal happen. Executives said they expect the company’s debt rating to fall one notch, but that it will return to current levels over the next four to five years.Company shares slid 4 per cent, or $1.88, to $45.50 in early trading. Shares are still trading near a 12-year high.To pay for most of the rest of the deal, Verizon is issuing shares to Vodafone shareholders. That stock was valued at about $60 billion before the deal was announced, and the agreement sets a floor at $47 per share and a ceiling of $51. In Tuesday morning trading, Verizon shares slid almost 5 per cent to $45.23.The cellphone business has seen several large deals this year. No. 3 wireless company Sprint Corp. received a $21.6 billion investment from SoftBank Corp. in July, giving the Japanese investment firm a 78 per cent stake. T-Mobile grew larger through a merger with smaller rival MetroPCS on April 30.Late Monday, Microsoft Corp. said that it would buy Nokia’s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents as it tries to vault into the lucrative mobile computing market and gear up for a fight with Apple Inc.The largest deal on record is Vodafone’s $172 billion acquisition of Mannesmann AG in 2000, according to research firm Dealogic. by Joshua Freed, The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2013 8:52 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Verizon sees few changes to US wireless business as it buys back minority stake from Vodafone read more

Traces of horsemeat DNA found in Polish beef

first_imgONE OF POLAND’S top veterinarians said today that traces of horse-meat DNA have been found in beef samples taken from three meat processors — the first acknowledgement that the country could be a source of the horse meat that fraudulently ended up in processed meat products sold as beef across Europe.Deputy National Veterinarian Janusz Zwiazek said the DNA was found in three samples out of 121 tested. They came from cold storage at processing plants in central Poland. The meat arrived there from various suppliers in Poland and abroad, including from the Netherlands, Zwiazek told The Associated Press.Dutch authorities also announced today that their large-scale testing program has uncovered horse meat in two samples out of 370 tests it has carried out since Europe’s horse meat scandal erupted.The country’s Food and Wares Authority said it found horse DNA in a batch of beef cuttings and in a meatball labeled as containing only beef and pork at a meat processor and a frozen storage center.The authority did not release the names of the companies where it found the horse meat traces.In Greece, authorities said they detected traces of horse meat in salami labeled as containing beef that was imported from the Netherlands, and in frozen kebabs packaged locally. It was unclear whether the kebab meat was locally produced or imported, and food safety authorities were not available for comment.Greece first detected horse DNA in meat labeled as beef on Wednesday, in frozen meat from Romania.Polish authorities said some 80 more samples are to be tested, and separate tests are needed to determine the proportion of horse meat.All three contamination cases have been reported to the prosecutors, Zwiazek said.“I want to find the culprit, or culprits,” he said.Read: Ikea withdraws Wiener sausages as they await horsemeat DNA tests>last_img read more

Cork City take the seasons first silverware with 3goal triumph over Dundalk

first_img Share Tweet Email1 17,769 Views Cork City 3Dundalk 0Paul Dollery reports from Turner’s CrossTHE DOMESTIC FOOTBALL season for 2017 has begun just as its predecessor ended, with Cork City capturing silverware at Dundalk’s expense.Sean Maguire, who struck late in extra-time to give City a 1-0 win over the Lilywhites in last November’s FAI Cup final, did the damage much earlier on this occasion, before Kevin O’Connor and Karl Sheppard put some gloss on the win. Kevin O’Connor celebrates after scoring Cork City’s second goal. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOMaguire found the net in the 16th minute tonight as John Caulfield’s side retained the President’s Cup in front of a 3,140 crowd at a rainy Turner’s Cross. O’Connor punished Dundalk with a spectacular free-kick in the 69th minute after Paddy Barrett had cynically brought down Stephen Dooley on the edge of the box. Sheppard added a third in added time.The result is unlikely to have much of an impact on what’s to come this year, but ahead of next weekend’s Premier Division kick-off, a fifth win and clean sheet in six games against Dundalk will only serve to boost Cork City’s confidence as they look to deny Stephen Kenny’s side a fourth consecutive title.The home side managed to keep Dundalk out despite the absence of last year’s reliable central defensive pairing. With Alan Bennett injured and Kenny Browne rumoured to be on his way to Waterford, Ryan Delaney (on loan from Burton Albion) made his debut at the heart of the defence alongside fellow newcomer Conor McCormack, who was acting as a makeshift centre-half. Caulfield also handed a debut to winger Jimmy Keohane.Michael Duffy was the only debutant for the visitors. Kenny opted to keep new signings Jamie McGrath, Sean Hoare, Niclas Vemmelund, Conor Clifford and Steve Kinsella on the bench. Dundalk travelled south without Gary Rogers, Shane Grimes, Chris Shields and David McMillan, while the game came too soon for new arrival Thomas Stewart.Dundalk looked set to open the scoring in the eighth minute of this game. After Patrick McEleney capitalised on a mistake by McCormack, he played Ciaran Kilduff through on goal. However, City goalkeeper Mark McNulty made an excellent save to deny the Lilywhites’ striker.Kevin O’Connor then tested Dundalk goalkeeper Gabriel Sava with a free-kick, but the hosts did take the lead in the 16th minute. After Kilduff was dispossessed on the edge of the City box, Garry Buckley looked for Sean Maguire with a long pass over the top. Paddy Barrett struggled to deal with the bouncing ball, Maguire turned him on his left before firing through the legs of Sava with an excellent finish from a tricky angle. Source: Twitter/FAIrelandJohn Caulfield’s side appeared to have doubled their lead 11 minutes later. When Dundalk cleared the danger from a corner, McCormack sent the ball back into the box and it ended up in the Dundalk net, again travelling through the legs of Sava. However, referee Anthony Buttimer ruled the effort out as Jimmy Keohane was deemed to have interfered with play by attempting to get his head on the ball.Dundalk began to see more of the ball after the half-hour mark as they sought to get back on level terms. Duffy threatened with a long-range effort, but their best chance of the half fell to John Mountney in the 34th minute. He got his head on a McEleney cross from the left but McNulty produced a superb save to keep his side in front.Maguire almost had his second goal four minutes before the interval. Following a nice interchange of passes with Buckley, the former West Ham striker rounded Sava but he could only find the side netting, once again from a difficult angle on the left.Maguire continued to pose problems for Dundalk after the restart. First he saw a shot from the edge of the box deflected over the crossbar, then the 22-year-old forced Sava to stop a header from a corner by Stephen Dooley.Dundalk’s best chance of a goal in the second half came in the 57th minute when Duffy broke down the left but fired his effort across the face of goal. That was as good as it got for the Louth side in a second half that lacked the intensity of the opening period. Greg Bolger and Stephen O’Donnell. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOWhen Barrett brought down Dooley, O’Connor stepped up and the Irish U21 international curled the resultant free-kick into the top corner, although Sava did manage to get a hand on it. Source: Twitter/FAIrelandSheppard wrapped up the win with a fine goal in the sixth minute of added time, beating Dane Massey and Barrett down the right before cutting inside and finishing emphatically. Source: Twitter/FAIrelandA disappointing night for Dundalk was compounded by what looked like a serious injury for Kilduff, who was stretchered off after a clash with McNulty as the game entered added time.Dundalk start the defence of their Premier Division title at home to Shamrock Rovers in seven days’ time. Cork City travel to Ballybofey to play Finn Harps on the same night.Cork City: Mark McNulty; Steven Beattie (Shane Griffin, 83), Conor McCormack, Ryan Delaney, Kevin O’Connor; Greg Bolger (Karl Sheppard, 65); Jimmy Keohane, Gearoid Morrissey (Connor Ellis, 87), Garry Buckley; Stephen Dooley (Conor McCarthy, 90); Sean Maguire.Dundalk: Gabriel Sava; Sean Gannon (Niclas Vemmelund, 79), Paddy Barrett, Brian Gartland, Dane Massey; John Mountney (Steve Kinsella, 74), Robbie Benson, Stephen O’Donnell (Conor Clifford, 78), Michael Duffy (Jamie McGrath, 79); Patrick McEleney; Ciaran Kilduff (Carlton Ubaezuonu, 90).Referee: Anthony ButtimerFormer Shamrock Rovers striker returns from Canada to join DundalkEx-Ireland boss Trapattoni aiming to make international football return Short URL http://the42.ie/3246287 19 Comments Feb 17th 2017, 9:50 PM Cork City take the season’s first silverware with 3-goal triumph over Dundalk Goals from Maguire, O’Connor and Sheppard saw the Leesiders retain the President’s Cup. 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The Undertaker being advertised for 900th episode of Smackdown on November 15

first_imgFacebook Roman Reigns is in Remission Do his entrance. DO a ramble on his career on smackdown. Wyatts interupt. KANE comes in. BROTHERS of destruction squash Wyatts. Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. The official Facebook page of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania is advertising The Undertaker for the upcoming Smackdown Live taping on November 15 in what will be the 900th episode of Smackdown.WWE.com is also listing The Undertaker for the taping as well. It isn’t known what he will be doing as part of the taping. This would be his first WWE appearance since wrestling Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 32 in a Hell in a Cell match. WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Twitter Videos Articles LOL like i said in that other page hes on crutches now whats he gonna do? TheCyberZon Is WWE Losing Its Audience? 6 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Vince McMahon: “Goddamnit! Who leaked the script!? It was you wasn’t it Foley? Now I’ll REALLY make your GM character look pathetic! GODDAMNIT!” Ronda Rousey Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Now Playing Up Next Mayurnath Reve Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:49/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 89.02%0:02Remaining Time -0:47 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list November 2, 2016 at 10:12 pm CenaLife No we wont know until tuesday when he comes out November 3, 2016 at 1:58 am Google+ He will walk to the ring with no crutches. Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions delos56 CenaLife Richie Queen WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Does this mean that Undertaker is drafted to Smackdown? November 3, 2016 at 9:59 pm November 3, 2016 at 9:59 pm November 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR November 3, 2016 at 8:03 amlast_img read more

RFS Waivers Questioned at Wheeler Confirmation Hearing

first_imgOn Wednesday the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a hearing on the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Wheeler has been serving as the acting EPA Administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned. While many of the questions and most of the media reporting on the hearing have focused on climate change issues, Wheeler was asked about the granting of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers under the “small refinery exemptions” category.Some Senators raised concerns with the increasing number of waivers that were granted and questioned the eligibility of large oil and gas companies for small refinery waivers.Wheeler indicated the agency could not deny a waiver to a small refinery based on its parent company owner. In response to questions about whether EPA intends to reallocate the waived gallons, Wheeler stated that he does not see a lot of leeway and reallocating waived volumes would adversely impact other refiners and potentially lead to more requests for economic hardship waivers.ASA and our biodiesel industry partners are concerned with the issuance of waivers, the lack of transparency around the waiver requests and determinations, and the EPA’s reluctance to reallocate waived volumes.last_img read more

Body found in car parked in NW MiamiDade rental facility

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, a man’s body was found inside a car parked in a Northwest Miami-Dade business, Tuesday.The body was found in the parking lot of a car rental facility, on Northwest 42nd Avenue and 26th Street.Police have identified the deceased as 48-year-old Juan Alberto Miraldo. They are investigating his death as a homicide.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img