28 10 19

first_imgEx-Watford, Espanyol coach Sanchez Flores named coach of Shanghai Shenhuaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Watford and Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores has been named coach of Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.The Spaniard replaces Wu Jingui, who takes over as sporting director after steering Shenhua to victory in the Chinese FA Cup in 2017 Sanchez Flores has not worked since April, when he was dismissed by Spanish side Espanyol after almost two years at the helm.The former Real Madrid and Spain defender makes the move to China having also previously coached Watford in the Premier League, Benfica in Portugal and clubs in the United Arab Emirates. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

27 10 19

first_imgCoach K gestures as he coaches a game.INDIANAPOLIS – APRIL 03: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils gestures as he coaches in the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the National Semifinal game of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)No. 4 Duke defeated Georgia Tech 72-66 at home last night. The victory gave Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski his 423rd career ACC victory, surpassing Dean Smith for the most all-time. After the game, Krzyzewski addressed the crowd as part of a ceremony honoring his 1,000th-career win, which came against St. John’s on Jan. 25. As part of the tribute, the Duke players all wore “Coach 1K” shirts, with the number 1 embedded as part of the letter K. Krzyzewski touched on both milestones during his time on the mic, and thanked the Cameron crowd for its support. There might not be any more coach in American more synonymous with his program than Krzyzewski is with Duke basketball. Pretty cool moment.last_img read more

23 10 19

first_imgzoom Shipping confidence, notably on the part of charterers and managers, improved for the second successive quarter in the three months to end-August 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.In August 2016, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.4 on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high). This is an improvement on the 5.1 recorded in May 2016, and the highest rating for the past nine months of the survey, which was launched in May 2008 with a confidence rating of 6.8.Although confidence on the part of owners was down this time from 5.7 to 5.3, charterers (up from 4.0 to 4.8), managers (up from 5.1 to 6.0) and brokers (up from 4.3 to 4.5) were all more optimistic than in May 2016. Geographically, confidence was up in Asia, from 5.2 to 5.5, and in North America from 5.0 to 5.8, with sentiment in Europe unchanged at 5.2.Overcapacity was the dominant theme of comments from respondents to the survey. “Scrapping is still not sufficient to cope with newbuilding deliveries and the general supply-side overhang. Every new order will prolong the crisis,” said a respondent.Conditions in the dry bulk market also occupied the thoughts of large numbers of respondents, as the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention “will most likely solve overcapacity,” according to another respondent, “but it will also cause a bloodbath among owners.”Concerns about the global economy were uppermost in the minds of a number of respondents, one of whom neatly encapsulated a number of the main issues currently impacting the shipping industry by noting, “Brexit, Trump, supply overhang, consolidation, demolition, bankruptcies, and the low risk appetite of banks for shipping and shipping stocks seem to be the main topics to follow for the next 12 months or so. We would be pleasantly surprised if this were to change.”The likelihood of respondents making a major investment or significant development over the next 12 months was unchanged on the previous survey, with a rating of 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 10. The confidence of charterers in this respect was up significantly, from 4.1 to 5.0, while brokers also recorded a small increase, from 3.5 to 4.1.Owners and managers, however, were less confident in this regard than they were three months ago, dropping from 5.7 to 4.8 and from 5.4 to 5.3 respectively.Demand trends, competition and tonnage supply featured again as the top three factors cited by respondents as those likely to influence performance most significantly over the coming 12 months.“Given the challenges currently facing the industry, the continuing uncertainty surrounding the worldwide economy, and the ongoing level of global geopolitical instability, it is encouraging to see an increase in shipping confidence for the second successive quarter. Confidence is now at its highest level for nine months, which says much for the resilience of the shipping industry,” Richard Greiner, Moore Stephens Partner, Shipping & Transport, said.last_img read more

28 09 19

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrates after defeating No. 4 Penn State in four sets on Sept. 23. Credit: Miranda Lipton | Lantern ReporterAfter recovering from a 2-0 deficit, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team (10-6, 1-3 Big Ten) fell to Maryland (11-5, 2-2 Big Ten) in five sets (25-22, 25-22, 15-25, 22-25, 17-15) on Saturday night. Freshman opposite hitter Vanja Bukilić topped both teams with a career-high 19 kills and 19.5 points. Junior middle blocker Madison Smeathers contributed 13 kills and redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jordan Fry struck nine. Sophomore middle blocker Lauren Witte had eight kills, seven blocks and two aces and Junior outside hitter Ana Beatriz Franklin nailed three aces.Sophomore setter Becca Mauer clocked 48 assists, 13 digs and five blocks for her third straight double-double. Sophomore defensive specialize Hannah Gruensfelder had a team-best 20 digs.The Buckeyes had an initial lead in the first set and were up 12-11. The score remained tight throughout the set but Maryland closed the set at 25-22. Ohio State also started the second set off strong, managing a lead throughout the set until the Terrapins tied the score at 17-all and continued to win the set 25-22. Ohio State came back strong in the following two sets, leading with a wide gap throughout the set before a 25-15 win.  They continued this trend into the fourth set with a steady lead and while the Terps nearly caught up at the end, the Buckeyes clinched the set with a 25-22 final score. Ohio State still got ahead in the fifth set and were up 13-12 before the Terps tied the score, eventually winning the set and the match at 17-15. The Buckeyes get back on the road to visit Rutgers on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. read more

17 09 19

first_imgRetired Marine Completes Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Eight Months After Losing Leg Anjalie Tandon June 3, 2019 Anjalie Tandon, Posted: June 3, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Retired Marine Peter Keating had his leg amputated eight months ago. This past weekend he finished the full Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon.KUSI’s Logan Byrnes interviews him for the full story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

14 09 19

first_imgAfter emerging from Chapter 11 on May 20, Summit Business Media has added four new executives to its board of directors roster. Charles McCurdy, CEO of Apprise Media and former CEO of Canon Communications, is now chairman of the board for Summit; he serves on the Cygnus Business Media Board as well. McCurdy is a former chairman of American Business Media.David Nussbaum, chairman and CEO of F + W Media, also joins Summit’s board. Nussbaum will continue to his work with the Thomas Nelson board, and is a member of Metamorphic Ventures’ advisory board. Nussbaum is a former CEO of Penton Media.Another new director on the Summit board is Jason Young, founder of Smart Device Media. Before beginning Smart Device, Young was CEO of Ziff Davis Media; he was with the company for 20 years. Jean Clifton rounds out the additions to Summit’s board of directors. Clifton has acted as EVP and CFO of Penton Media, and SVP and CFO at Reader’s Digest Association. She currently serves on the board of Dainik Bhaskar.Andy Goodenough, president and CEO of Summit (pictured), says of the new board members, “We will work closely with them to implement Summit’s growth strategy as we move beyond our restructuring with a new capital structure that provides financial flexibility and cash flow for supporting the new stage of growth for Summit.”Summit Business Media filed for Chapter 11 in January 2011, after a series of seven deals in 2006 and 2007 contributed to its debt pool. The reorganization plan, which had to go through the courts because only 83 percent of Summit lenders approved it, proposed using Summit’s bank balances and cashflow from current operations to meet working capital needs.The plan was officially approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 5, and has wiped $140 million of debt from Summit’s balance sheet.last_img read more

11 09 19

first_imgDear Residents of Wilmington,You might be asking yourself: “There are so many candidates to pick for selectmen, who do I choose?”For me the choice is clear. I have known this man for 8 years. During that time I have watched him dedicate his life to service.As a teacher he helps mentor students to excel in their vocation of choice.As a coach he has united teams to play together as ONE to win.As a father/husband I have seen him love unconditionally.As a neighbor I have always been greeted with a smile and time to chat as him and his family were walking around the block.As a community member I have seen him give back by volunteering with Special Olympics.And over the last three years I have watched him maintain integrity, compassion, and leadership as a selectmen.We need a candidate that seeks service over status! Observing Greg Bendels service to our community leaves me and hopefully you with one clear choice at the polls.Vote BENDEL for community!See you at the polls,Amanda MunsieLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedA VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Greg BendelIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Selectwoman Judy O’Connell Endorses Greg Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgDomestic sales of commercial vehicle makers grew substantially in March 2016 as compared to vehicles sold in March 2015. Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Eicher Motors and Mahindra reported growth in the range of 20 to 44 percent, according to regulatory filings to the stock exchanges Friday.Ashok LeylandThe Chennai-based heavy vehicle maker sold 16,702 units in March 2016, up 31 percent from 12,754 units in the corresponding period last year. Medium and heavy commercial vehicle (M&HCV) segment sales rose 32 percent to 13,240 units as compared to 10,027 units in March 2015. Tata MotorsThe company’s domestic commercial vehicle sales stood at 38,247 units, an increase of about 20 percent on a year-on-year basis. M&HCV sales stood at 18,538 units, higher by 24 percent, YoY, according to the company.Eicher Motors Eicher Motors Limited’s subsidiary VE Commercial Vehicles Limited sold 6,064 vehicles last month, up 44 percent from 4,186 units the company sold in March 2015.Mahindra & MahindraThe Mumbai-based Anand Mahindra Group company sold 17,438 units last month, up 24 percent from 14,114 units sold in the corresponding month last year.Full-year salesAshok Leyland sold 1,40,457 units in financial year 2015-2016, an increase of 34 percent from 1,04,902 vehicles the company sold in the preceding financial year. Tata Motors saw its volumes go up to 3,27,142 units, a growth of three percent on a year-on-year basis. Mahindra & Mahindra sold 1,66,783 units, marking a growth of eight percent over 1,53,836 vehicles sold in the preceding financial year.Ashok Leyland stock hit a new 52-week high Friday at Rs 110.90. Tata Motors closed with a loss of 1.75 percent at Rs 379.55, while Eicher Motors gained marginally to close at Rs 19,238.50. Eicher Motors also makes Royal Enfield two wheelers.Most of the car-makers, such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Renault and Mahindra, reported growth in domestic car sales in March 2016.Honda Cars and Tata Motors, however, saw their domestic sales declining. Tata Motors reported 44 percent fall in passenger vehicle sales to 8,454 units in March 2016 compared to 15,039 vehicles sold in March 2015.last_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgU.S. president Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin shook hands at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit dinner in Vietnam on Friday, even though the White House said there would be no formal meeting.Trump and Putin smiled and stood next to each other for the traditional group photograph. Then they parted to sit at different parts of the table.The White House said earlier that no formal meeting was planned because of scheduling conflicts on both sides, though it was possible they would bump into each other.”In terms of a scheduled, formal meeting, there’s not one on the calendar and we don’t anticipate that there will be one,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters minutes before landing in Danang.The main meeting of leaders from APEC countries is on Saturday in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang. Trump is on the fourth leg of a 12-day tour of Asia.last_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgVitamin ‘A’ plus campaign begins. File PhotoThe national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign, which was earlier postponed, is being observed across the country today (Saturday), aiming to feed vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six and 59 months, reports UNB.Under the campaign, about 2.53 million children aged between six and 11 months will be fed blue coloured vitamin ‘A’ capsules while 19.5 million children aged between 12 and 59 months will be given red coloured high-power capsules.They will be given Vitamin A capsule at some 120,000 permanent and 20,000 mobile health centres across the country.Mobile health centres has been set up at bus stands, railway stations, launch terminals, airports, ferry terminals, bridge toll centres and kheyaghats which will remain open from 8:00am to 4:00pm to make sure that all children are fed the capsules.The children of the remote areas of 240 unions in 42 upazilas of 12 districts will be fed the capsules in the next four days of the campaign day through conducting a search programme.last_img read more

2 09 19

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:08 X Al OrtizHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner is tentatively reversing course on his plans for the City’s revenue cap and now says it is not likely that a proposition to repeal the cap will be included on the November ballot.Sylvester Turner is tentatively reversing course on his plans for the City’s revenue cap and now says it is not likely that a proposition to repeal the cap will be included on the November ballot, as he intended.The November ballot will already include a proposition on the City’s pension obligation bonds, which amount to $1 billion.The approval of that proposition, which was included in the final version of the bill that the Texas Legislature approved this year regarding the Mayor’s pension reform plan, is the last step for the pension reform to become a reality.“Do I want to run the risk of losing the reforms that we’ve made to our pension system that have been hurting this city for seventeen years? No,” Turner said during the customary press conference held after the City Council’s meeting.The November ballot will also include bonds for general improvements in Houston which would be in the hundreds of millions.Bob Stein, a Political Science professor at Rice University, says Turner’s change of mind is wise because “…you put that in front of voters and they’re gonna have a hard time swallowing it and, if you added to that the revenue cap repeal, I think you would get people voting against all three.”Houstonians approved the revenue cap in 2005 and eliminating it could mean a property tax increase.Turner has supported repealing the cap, or at least changing it, since he was campaigning for Mayor back in 2015 because he contends it holds down the City’s budget and limits the ability to provide services. Sharelast_img read more

1 09 19

first_img Live Stats With 33 points at Western Kentucky, 24 at Chattanooga, 20 at Boise State and 20 vs. Hartford, Durr has nine career 30-point games and 41 career 20-point games. Kylee Shook is tied for third on the team with 8.5 points per game, while shooting 6-12 (.500) from downtown and pulling down 4.0 rebounds. She also leads the team with six blocks. She scored a season-high and team-high 17 points, 6-9 from the floor and 1-3 from 3-pt range, while adding a season-high six rebounds, including five offensive boards, in the win over Miami (Ohio).Head coach Jeff Walz was an assistant at Nebraska from 1997 to 2001. This will mark the second time that he has faced his former team. The Cards downed the Cornhuskers 65-51 on Dec. 20, 2010 in Las Vegas. Tickets Media Center Watch Last season, the ACC went 10-4 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The ACC is 8-0-3 in the challenge. UofL is 3-1 in the ACC/B1G Challenge. 2017 – Louisville 72, Indiana 59 (at IU); 2016 – Maryland 78, Louisville 72 (at UL); 2015 – Louisville 85, Michigan State 78 (at MSU); 2014 – Louisville 86, Iowa 52 (at UL) The Cardinals are off to a 6-0 start, which marks the third straight season that they have started at least 6-0. They started off 6-0 in 2016-17 and a school-record 20-0 in 2017-18. Dana Evans is tied for third on the team with 8.5 points per game and is averaging a team-high 5.5 assists. After starting the first two games, she has come off the bench the last four. In the last three games, she is averaging 12.0 points and has 18 assists to just four turnovers. She has led the team in assists in four of six games. She had a season-high 14 points and a team-high six assists vs. Miami. She had 11 points and six assists, including the game-winning dish to Sam Fuehring with 2.5 seconds to go vs. ASU. She scored eight of her 11 points in the fourth quarter. She then had 11 points and a team-high six assists and three steals vs. Hartford. She recorded nine assists at UTC, which was one shy of her career-high of 10 at Kentucky (12/17/17).center_img Louisville recorded a season-high 16 steals in the 95-73 win over Miami (Ohio). It marked the most steals in a game since they had 16 vs. Bowling Green (W, 83-58) and Lafayette (W, 92-48) in back-to-back games on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 2016. Last year, they had a season-high 15 steals vs. Murray State (W, 115-51) on Nov. 24, 2017. The Cards are averaging 10 steals per game and have had at least seven in every game. Asia Durr had two 3-pointers (2-6) in the win over Miami, giving her an even 300 3-pointers for her career. She is only the second player in program history with 300 3-pointers. She ranks second behind Shoni Schimmel, who has 387 career 3-pointers. As a sophomore, she connected on 119 3-pointers, which ranked second nationally and set school record. She had 115 3-pointers last season. Story Links Listen Bionca Dunham has started the last four games after getting her first career start vs. Boise State on 11/19. On the season, she is averaging 7.8 points, while shooting 19-29 (.655) from the floor, and pulling down 3.2 rebounds. Against Miami (Ohio), she finished with a season-high 15 points on 7-10 shooting, while adding a team-high and career-high four steals. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After downing Miami (Ohio) in the home opener, University of Louisville women’s basketball continues its six-game homestand when they host Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET. Prior to the game, Louisville’s 2018 NCAA Final Four Banner will be unveiled.ABOUT THE CORNHUSKERSLast season, Nebraska finished the season with a 22-11 overall record, 11-5 in the Big Ten, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, falling to No. 7  seed Arizona State, 73-62 in the first round. They return four starters from that team and have opened the season with a 2-3 record. Their three losses are to Drake, 83-77, at Washington State in double overtime, 87-84, and at No. 21 Miami, 82-68. Their wins have come against USC Upstate, 87-64, and Radford, 77-39. They have eight players averaging more than 7.2 points per game. Freshman guard Sam Haiby leads them in scoring with 11.4 points per game, while sophomore guard Taylor Kissinger is second with 9.6 points per game and ranks second in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage at 66.7 (12-18). Series History – Louisville is 2-1 all-time against the Cornhuskers and 1-0 at home. This will mark the first matchup between the two teams since that matchup in Las Vegas. They met twice in non-conference play in 1998-99 when Walz was an assistant at Nebraska. The Huskers defeated Louisville 62-61 at the Rainbow Wahine Classic on Nov. 29, 1998. Louisville then knocked off the Huskers 77-66 at the Seelbach Holiday Classic at Freedom Hall on Dec. 29, 1998.Date: Thursday, Nov. 29Time: 7:00 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center   Louisville, Ky. (22,000)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ACCNE, Don Russell, play-by-play; Sara White, analystLast Meeting: W, 65-51 (Dec. 20, 2010 in Las Vegas)Series History: 2-1 (1-0 Home, 0-2 Away, 1-1 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 5th Associated Press, 4th USA TodayOfficials: Dee Kantner, Eric Brewton, Mark ReschFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

31 08 19

first_imgDoesn’t matter how much it rains, the heat and the humidity in the Capital always returns with a vengeance. After a relatively cool Saturday, Sunday was just that as we headed over to Shangri-La Eros Hotel’s Cafe Uno for a lazy brunch. The one adjective every one can easily associate with brunches is – laziness. The whole process of reaching the venue, choosing your dishes and your drinks must be done with complete disregard for time and haste. Otherwise, be rest assured, all a lavish lunch will be is a hurried lunch. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’We took a walk around guided by sous chef Abhinandan Singh as we started off with smoked salmon, prawns, lobster, blackforest ham, salami and yes some very good sushi. All of this to go with the champagne. The coolest thing on offer, besides the cold cuts of course, is a live chaat counter right inside the cafe. So take your pick of gol gappas, raj kachoris and papri chaats if that is what you are craving on a weekend afternoon. And since gol gappas were on offer, could we possibly say no!? The cafe also has various flavours of lassi and chaanch, besides juice, to go with the Indian dishes. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIf you the kinds to steer clear off such quirks for a brunch, there is a pasta station and a pizza oven ready for you to customize the dishes to your taste. Cafe Uno offers an interesting mix of continental dishes along with Indian dishes when it comes to the heavier meals. Right from the Hungarian Goulash to the garlic mashed potatoes (topped off with bacon bits -heaven!), jacket potatoes, butter steamed vegetables and a grill where you can pick from prawns, fish and your meats to be cooked to your taste with your choice of sauce. The Indian spread has your papads, dal, paneer, mutton kofta, mutton raan, Hyderabadi fish kebabs and a lot more – clearly they intend to spoil you with options! For dessert they had a wonderful spread of ice creams and some exquisite pastries and you could also get pancakes or waffles made if you want. And yes – the fruits. Somehow for us fresh fruits trump most desserts so we were more than happy with our colourful plates. Rounding it all off with a cup of Darjeeling tea, office work was the last thing on our minds but well then! The cafe serves their brunch from noon to 3:30 pm and here are the rates – Rs 3, 200 plus taxes per person with unlimited champagne, Rs 2, 500 plus taxes per person with unlimited soft beverages and Rs1, 500 plus taxes for the kids buffet. Book your table soon!last_img read more

31 08 19

first_imgKolkata: Political clashes continue across Bengal even after three days since the results of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were announced. In several districts, Trinamool workers and supporters were allegedly attacked by BJP workers. In some cases, BJP alleged that Trinamool workers had attacked them instead. Leaders of both the parties have denied the allegations.On Saturday evening, state Forest minister Binoy Krishna Barman was allegedly attacked by some BJP workers while he was holding a meeting in Mathabhanga. According to Barman, he was holding a review meeting at Solmari under Mathabhanga block 2, when a huge mob gathered near the place. After a few minutes, the mob started pelting stones and bricks at the Trinamool party office. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBarman subsequently called up the police. Upon receiving the information, forces from Ghokshadanga police station reached the spot and tried to create a safe passage for the minister. When he was leaving the place on his car, BJP workers allegedly blocked his way and vandalised the vehicle. Later, police managed to control the situation and arranged for Barman’s safe passage. On the other hand, North Bengal Development minister Rabindranath Ghosh was obstructed while he was coming back from Dinhata after meeting his party workers who were reportedly attacked in a political clash. BJP workers reportedly agitated in the middle of the road, via which Ghosh was returning. On Sunday in Tufangunj, few BJP supporters allegedly attacked some Trinamool supporter’s houses and stabbed some of them. Several Trinamool workers and their family members got injured. BJP has denied the allegations. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn South Bengal, a Trinamool party office was allegedly set on fire by BJP workers at Ghatal in West Midnapore on Saturday night. According to Trinamool leadership, after the election results were declared, BJP workers have been continuously attacking their workers and supporters. On Saturday night, at Madhusudan Bad area in Ghatal, a party office was reportedly set on fire. It has been alleged that after the election results it was found that BJP candidate in Ghatal Bharati Ghosh had got lead from the area. Following that, BJP workers became violent and several houses of Trinamool workers were also vandalised. In Burdwan, a Trinamool polling agent identified as Sanat Kumar Goal was attacked on the middle of the road on Sunday night, while he was returning home. On Saturday night, when he was going home, some BJP workers allegedly attacked him near Tinkonia. A shop owned by him was also vandalised. In each incident, Trinamool alleged that BJP is doing all this to create terror in the areas. Several complaints have been lodged against BJP workers in this regard, but BJP leadership has denied the allegations and stated that Trinamool is behind the incidents.last_img read more

30 08 19

first_imgSeptember 29, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Deep down, it seems every device maker thought Microsoft’s Surface tablet was a good idea.During an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google announced the Pixel C, a new 10.2-inch convertible tablet with an optional keyboard.The device is reminiscent of Google’s Chromebook Pixel; however, it uses Android as its operating system. Under the hood, the tablet is powered by an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor and has 3GB of RAM – enough power, the company says, to make it a contender in both work and entrainment pursuits.Like the Chromebook Pixel, the device has a high-resolution screen, specifically, a 2560 x 1800 resolution at 308 pixels per inch (ppi).The keyboard attaches to the device via magnets (there’s no kickstand) and can be adjusted from 100 to 135 degrees. It charges using the tablet’s power, so you don’t have to worry about charging it separately, like most tablet keyboards. It’s a 18.8mm pitch keyboard, slightly smaller than your standard 19mm laptop keyboard, but close enough that you should still be able to type as normal on the device. Four built-in microphones allow you to do things like video chat from across the room and still be heard.Google says the Pixel C will be available “in time for the holidays” with pricing starting at $499 for the tablet, and $149 for the keyboard.Apple announced a somewhat similar tablet, the iPad Pro, earlier this month.  2 min readlast_img read more

19 08 19

first_img Michael Smith Friday, June 9, 2017 Share TravelBound promotes its best sellers and agent incentive in new video series Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — TravelBound’s Business Development Manager Jennifer Bond is the star of Travelweek’s latest video series.TravelBound, the F.I.T. Specialist, is proudly 100% agent exclusive and is incentivizing bookings with its Amazon Rewards campaign. The incentive gives agents a chance to win Amazon gift cards for booking key destinations and products throughout the year. These include Iceland, USA, Canada 150 and Wave Season. Agents can go to gotravelbound.com to register and learn more.In the series’ Tips video, Bond details how the company’s support team is always available via phone to assist agents, but she also wants agents to know that TravelBound has invested heavily into its website to make bookings easier. The company has added plenty of comprehensive content to the site to ensure clients’ questions are answered quickly. She also encourages agents to follow TravelBound’s Facebook page t0 view updates: facebook.com/TravelBoundforTravelAgents.The last video in the series highlights the company’s top five selling destinations and the products it sells in each.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyFor more information on TravelBound, go to gotravelbound.com.To see more videos from Travelweek, go to youtube.com/travelweek. Tags: Agent Incentives, Travelbound, Video << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

9 08 19

first_img Categories: News State Rep. Earl Poleski, R-Jackson, invites residents of the 64th House District to join him during local office hours during the last three Fridays of March.“I always look forward to meeting personally with residents and hearing what they have to say about our state government,” said Rep. Poleski. “I encourage everyone with questions and concerns to join me at my office hours this month.”All March office hours will take place at the Jackson County Tower Building located at 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson from 3 to 5 p.m. on March 13, 20 and 27th.Anyone unable to attend is encouraged to contact Rep. Poleski by phone at (517) 373-1795, or by email EarlPoleski@house.mi.gov.### 03Mar Rep. Poleski invites residents to local office hourslast_img read more

7 08 19

first_imgTeliaSonera saw respectable growth in its pay TV numbers across its domestic Swedish market and most other European markets in the quarter to September, but the group’s overall performance was dragged down by its Eurasian operations, and in particular by price pressure on its operation in Kazakhstan.In Sweden, TeliaSonera added a net 4,000 TV subscribers in the quarter to end at 713,000, while in the rest of Europe it saw TV numbers rise from 877,000 to 890,000. Finland remained flat at 491,000 customers, while its Danish operation added 3,000 homes to take its small base to 26,000. In Estonia, Elion added 3,000 subscribers to take its total to 171,000, while Teo in Lithuania added 7,000 IPTV subscribers, taking its total to 202,000. TV ARPU held steady in most markets, but dropped precipitately in Denmark from DKK407 (€55) to DKK357.Overall, TeliaSonera reported revenues of SEK27 billion (€2.88 billion) for the quarter, up 6.3%, and EBITDA in reported currency grew by 3.1% to SEK9.7 billion. The company said it expected EBITDA excluding non-recurring items to be slightly down in local currency terms due to the Eurasian operations.last_img read more

4 08 19

first_img Nick Giambruno: Getting back to the crisis in Europe… It’s well known that the gigantic bureaucracy in Brussels produces ridiculous regulations and dictates. The EU has reduced the standard of living of the average European. Of course this is related to the migrant issue too. The EU has a quota system which is supposed to distribute migrants across the union. Not all EU countries are happy with this. For example, Hungary doesn’t believe it should have to accept any migrants if it doesn’t want to. Brussels disagrees and says Hungary is obligated to take in its “fair share” of migrants. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban recently said: “Hungary does not need a single migrant for the economy to work, or the population to sustain itself, or for the country to have a future… …This is why there is no need for a common European migration policy – whoever needs migrants can take them, but don’t force them on us, we don’t need them… …For us migration is not a solution but a problem… not medicine but a poison, we don’t need it and won’t swallow it.” The Eurocrats are furious with Orban. Luxembourg has called for Hungary to be expelled from the EU. It’s clear the migrant issue is fueling resentment to the EU. It was a major factor in the Brexit vote. The unprecedented inflow of migrants has also helped anti-EU political parties grow in popularity. This whole mess looks to me to be a self-inflicted wound. What do you think? Doug Casey: The EU is a huge aggravating factor with the migrant problem. Brussels is full of globalists and doctrinaire socialists who not only promote bad policies, but make the whole continent pay for the mistakes of its most misguided members. All Western European governments are massive welfare states that provide free food, housing, medical care, schooling, and living expenses for citizens. And even for residents who aren’t citizens. Benefits like these will naturally draw in poor people from poor countries. Millions of Africans will want to emigrate, especially to the homelands of their ex-colonial masters in Europe. The colonizers are now themselves being colonized. If I was an African from south of the Sahara, I’d absolutely try to get to Italy or Greece or France or Spain or on my way to Sweden to cash in on the largesse of these stupid Europeans. I’m a fan of what’s left of Western Civilization. I hate to see it washed away. But that’s what will happen if the floodgate is opened. Nick Giambruno: I really don’t feel that sorry for the Europeans either. They largely brought this mess upon themselves. It’s no coincidence that migrants are flowing to the countries with the most generous welfare benefits. If there weren’t so many freebies in these countries, there wouldn’t be so many migrants showing up to collect them. It’s obvious the welfare state plays a major role in this crisis. It’s also obvious that idiotic military interventions are a major factor. The Europeans were and are enthusiastic supporters of the U.S. military interventions in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan—and perhaps most consequentially for them—Libya. Before his overthrow by NATO, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had an agreement with Italy, which is directly to Libya’s north, across the Mediterranean Sea. Gaddafi agreed to prevent migrants heading for Europe from using Libya’s 1,100 miles of coastline as a transit point. It was an arrangement that worked. So it’s no shocker that when NATO helped overthrow the Gaddafi government in 2011, the migrant floodgates opened. Doug Casey: Unless the Europeans get in front of this situation, it’s not just some refugees from the Near East they’ll have to deal with. Especially with the economic chaos of The Greater Depression, it’s going to be millions from Africa, and then perhaps millions more from Central Asia, and even India and Bangladesh. The world is becoming a very small place. What will happen when scores of thousands of migrants set up a squatter camp someplace—with no food, shelter, or sanitary facilities. The situation is likely to be most stressful… Some will say, “But you have to be charitable, you can’t just let them starve because they’ve had some bad luck.” To that I’d say an individual, or a family, can have some bad luck. But the places these people come from have had “bad luck” for centuries. Their bad luck is the consequence of their political, economic, and social systems. It makes no sense, it’s idiotic, to import—at huge expense—masses of people that have a culture of “bad luck.” At the most, if someone wants to help them, they should help them with their own money. Editor’s note: On December 4, a monumental event is poised to take place that could lead to the total destruction of the European Union. This crisis threatens to be more than five times bigger than Brexit, and—if you play it right—it promises to be the biggest profit opportunity of your lifetime… But you need to strategically position yourself in one specific way. Click on this video to learn how. – — Your 61% discount expires tonight at midnight Hurry up, because your huge early bird discount for Crisis Investing expires tonight at midnight. So make sure you take advantage before it’s over. ALSO: Doug Casey has just recorded an urgent video update on the economic catastrophe about to hit Europe. You can see that here, along with the details on your discount…​​ Mysterious Document Could Add $1.2 Million to Your Retirement… in 15 Minutes Since 1905, a small group of Wall Street insiders has been using this document to avoid stock market crashes and bank windfall profits. Now it’s your turn. Click here for full details. Recommended Links Editor’s note: What’s going on in Europe right now is a mess… Yesterday, Casey Research founder Doug Casey and Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno talked about why the European Union is quickly collapsing. Today and tomorrow, the guys will break down another huge problem going on in Europe today: the migrant crisis. Nick Giambruno: The migrant crisis is tearing Europe apart. What’s your take, Doug? Doug Casey: I’m all for immigration and completely open borders to enable opportunity seekers from anyplace to move anyplace else. With two big, critically important, caveats: 1) there can be no welfare or free government services, so everyone has to pay his own way, and no freeloaders are attracted 2) all property is privately owned, to minimize the possibility of squatter camps full of beggars. In the absence of welfare benefits, immigrants are usually the best of people because you get mobile, aggressive, and opportunity-seeking people that want to leave a dead old culture for a vibrant new one. The millions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had zero in the way of state support. But what is going on in Europe today is entirely different. The migrants coming to Europe aren’t being attracted by opportunity in the new land so much as the welfare benefits and the soft life. For the most part they are unskilled and poorly educated. What we’re talking about here is the migration of millions of people of different language, different race, different religion, different culture, different mode of living. If you’re an alien and you’re 1 out of 10,000, or 1000, or 100, you’re a curiosity, an interesting outsider. But an influx of millions of migrants is only going to destroy the old culture, and guarantee antagonism—especially when the locals have to pay for it. In many ways, what’s happening now isn’t just comparable to what happened 2,000 years ago with the migration of the Germanic northern barbarians into the Roman Empire. It’s potentially much more serious. Nick Giambruno: I think pretty much anywhere in the world, whenever there’s an influx of foreigners to the degree that it changes the demographics or upsets the local economic applecart, it’s obviously going to cause problems. For example, the Chinese are wearing out their welcome in many parts of Africa. We saw this ourselves when we went to Zimbabwe earlier this year. Their numbers have grown so much that there are numerous Chinese mini cities within Zim. Many people in Zim aren’t too happy with the Chinese dumping cheap products and upsetting the local economy. When we asked our driver to take us through a rough neighborhood, all we saw was a seemingly endless market, as far as I can tell, completely filled with Chinese products. Doug Casey: Incidentally, it’s supposed to be official Chinese policy to migrate about 300 million Chinese to Africa in the years to come. They’re employed in building roads, mines, railroads, and other infrastructure. The Africans like the goodies, but don’t like the Chinese. It has the makings of a race war a generation or so in the future.last_img read more