5 talented IPL debutants to watch out for this yearSam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Shimron Hetmyer, Varun Chakravarthy and Ashton Turner will the debutants watch out for in the 2019 Indian Premier Leagueadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 17:29 IST Sam Curran will be making his debut in the Indian Premier League (Reuters Photo)The Indian Premier League (IPL) that features a host of top stars has thrown up several promising youngsters.Let us take a look at some of the emerging youngsters, scheduled to make their IPL debut this season.Sam CurranAt Rs 7.2 crore, England all-rounder Sam Curran is one of the most expensive foreigners in this IPL. The 20-year-old was in a good form during India’s tour of England, scoring 272 runs. Beside being handy with the bat, Curran also has the ability to strike with the ball.He was pocketed by Kings XI Punjab and the bowling all-rounder is expected to play a key role for the Ravichandran Ashwin-led side.Mitchell SantnerNew Zealand’s Santner is another foreigner who is expected to perform well in the IPL. The Kiwi star will make his debut for Chennai Super Kings this year.The left-arm spinner, retained by the defending champions for Rs 50 lakh, missed the 2018 season due to an injury. Santner could play a crucial role for Chennai if skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to utilise his services.Shimron HetmyerRoyal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) have a promising foreigner in West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer. Picked up by the Virat Kohli-led side for Rs 4.20 crore following a good show during West Indies’ 1-3 series loss to India, the left-hander is expected to add to his team’s explosive batting line-up, which also includes Kohli and AB de Villiers.Hetmyer had a good outing in India. He accumulated 259 runs from five games with a terrific strike rate of 140.advertisementVarun ChakravarthyKings XI Punjab leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy grabbed attenton at the IPL auction this year by becaming the joint-most expensive buy along with left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat at Rs 8.40 crore.The 27-year-old Karnataka spinner has claimed 22 wickets in nine List A matches. It remains to be seen how he fares in the IPL.Termed as mystery spinner, Chakravarthy shot into limelight in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2018, scalping nine wickets from 10 matches, with an economy rate of 4.7. Looking at his record, he is expected to give batsmen a difficult time.Ashton TurnerLast but not the least, hard-hitter Ashton Turner is also be one of the cricketers to watch out for in his debut IPL season. Turner was bagged by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakh. In the Australian Big-Bash League (BBL), Turner amassed 378 runs from 14 games for Perth Scorchers.Royal’s skipper Ajinkya Rahane will certainly expect him to replicate his BBL show in India.Also Read | IPL 2019 full schedules for 56 league matches from March 23 to May 5Also Read | Indian Premier League: List of winners from 2008-2018Also Read | 2019 Indian Premier League squads: Full listFor 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow IPL debutantsFollow Sam CurranFollow Mitchell SantnerFollow Shimron HetmyerFollow Varun ChakravarthyFollow Ashton Turner
Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Plush terry cloth robes, Nespresso makers, flat-screen TVs, wireless charging pads…High-end hotel rooms are brimming with luxury goodies. While some hotels encourage guests to take home vacation souvenirs, they invest considerable resources to ensure most of these items never leave the property. Here’s the low-down on what you can and cannot get away with stealing from your hotel room.ToiletriesNot surprisingly, eyedropper-sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel are the lowest-hanging fruit for hotel room thieves. Hotel owners expect — and sometimes even encourage — guests to swipe these as a way to further their brand outside of their own properties. In Jacob Tomsky’s book Heads in Beds, the hotel industry veteran notes that housekeepers’ carts are a treasure trove of toiletries. Take what you want — or ask permission if you feel that guilty — because no one’s going to question you.Light BulbsIt may seem obvious that light bulbs are not provided as take-home gifts. But, according to a survey of 8,000 hotels by LateRooms.com, they are the second most pilfered hotel room item. To be clear: hotels frown on this, so head to the hardware store if your house is suffering from a light shortage.The BibleCan we all agree that stealing bibles is bad? Well, it turns out the Gideons themselves are perfectly fine with guests swiping the good book, according to a write-up on Mental Floss. They even agree to replace them if/when they go missing. Evidently, “thou shalt not steal,” unless thou needeth a new Bible badly enough. BathrobesThe hotel bathrobe has long been a staple of theft. But, are they OK to steal? The short answer is: Probably not. Mid-range hotels typically include them as part of their soft goods inventory, like bedding. They’re meant to be functional — washed and reused by the next guest. More upscale hotels often offer them for sale at a substantial markup. Only the most valued guests are provided complimentary robes. When in doubt, it’s best to call the concierge and ask. At the very least, make sure you’re a member of the brand’s loyalty club and, if you’re persuasive enough, they may allow you to take one home.Towels and Other LinensEvery hotel brand agrees: soft goods are most definitely not free for guests to take home. Given the prevalence of pool towel cards, even at high-end hotels, it’s clear that many try. Some clever hotel brands now install tiny electronic RFID tracking devices in their sheets and towels to protect their assets.SlippersTake ’em without shame! No one wants to put their feet where someone else’s have already been.Beds, Pet Dogs, and … Everything ElseAccording to the LateRoom.com survey, one hotelier noted a guest who swiped a minibar and flat-screen TV from their suite. A manager of Starwood Hotels reporting to the U.K.’s Telegraph revealed that, in one especially brazen case, thieves dressed in service overalls made off with a grand piano from the hotel lobby. The newspaper details a list of other bizarre thefts that includes sinks, marble fireplaces, and even a hotel owner’s dog!It’s safe to assume that just about everything not on this list, including beds, televisions, and appliances is not ripe for the taking. It may sound like common sense but, when in doubt, just ask.
MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police say the body of a young pilot whose Cessna 172 aircraft was reported missing early Thursday has been found in the Eastern Townships region.A Royal Canadian Air Force Griffon helicopter spotted the wreckage in a wooded area near Racine, Que., about 130 kilometres east of Montreal.Police say they’re launching a joint investigation with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.The young pilot, a woman in her early 20s, was alone aboard the small plane owned by Cargair, a flight training school.It had left the airport in Mirabel, Que., in the Laurentians, headed for Sherbrooke, Que., on Wednesday evening.The plane disappeared from radar about 37 kilometres northwest of the city.The Canadian Press
Rabat – Moroccan activist and champion of single mothers’ rights, Aïcha Ech-Chenna, was made on Monday “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” a prestigious French distinction for 52 years of services to the cause of single mothers.The reward, that adds to numerous ones won by Ech-Chenna worldwide, is a tribute to “a brave, tenacious and bold woman” for her “constant, resolved, known and recognized” fight to “find a job to (single) women while securing that they will keep their children custody”, said French ambassador in Morocco, Charles Fries, who added that the recipient is also rewarded for her contribution to enriching relations between Morocco and France.Ech-Chenna said the distinction is another international recognition to “the daily work” of her association “feminine solidarity” and to the humane values for which it has been militating for 50 years now.It is time we joined our efforts to settle the real problems facing Moroccan women, she called before underscoring the total support of HM King Mohammed VI to the association and the care that the Sovereign grants to most vulnerable social groups. Other co-recipients of the Easter 2013 class of the French legion d’honneur include the French ambassador in Morocco, the medicine Nobel winner François Barré-Sinoussi, former French soccer star Lillian Thuram and other French and foreign figures.Ecchenna had been awarded in November 2009 in Minneapolis (USA) the USD 1 million Opus prize which is granted annually to recognize unsung heroes anywhere in the world, solving today’s most persistent social problems.She is also the laureate of the 1995 French Republic human rights prize.
Fez – The mental illness advocacy association UNAHM organized a sit-in in front of parliament in Rabat to ask for an urgent intervention from the authorities to guarantee rights for the mentally challenged that follow universal United Nations conventions.UNAHM was formed two years ago to defend and improve the rights of mentally ill persons, aiming at decreasing their hardships in Morocco.Approximately one thousand people, including different national associations, supported the sit-in’s participants. They called for the betterment of 347,000 people with mental disabilities. “I do not want charity or compassion, I want my rights,” said a sign held by a child with Down syndrome in the crowd.The participant called for urgent practical and viable solutions to the problems that mentally ill children suffer.At a weeklong conference held in Casablanca, UNAHM insisted on the need to put the issue of mental disability among “national priorities.”UNAHM had already urged the government to devote a special budget to educate mentally challenged children and increase the number of beneficiaries from special services. It also called for an action plan and a strategy consistent with the Constitution and United Nations conventions.
22 May 2009The Security Council today expressed its concern over the political impact in Myanmar of the detention of opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. In a press statement, the 15-member body reiterated “the importance of the release of all political prisoners,” repeating the need for Myanmar’s Government to “create the necessary conditions for a genuine dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all concerned parties and ethnic groups in order to achieve an inclusive national reconciliation with the support of the United Nations.”Security forces arrested Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the National League for Democracy (NLD), and two aides on 14 May and took them to Insein Prison, where they were charged by a special court. They are said to have been charged with violating the terms of her house arrest, after an uninvited United States citizen gained access to their home, and her trial is currently under way.Last week, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that “her continued detention, and now this latest trial, breach international standards of due process and fair trial.”It had been hoped that she would be released when her current detention order, which has already continued for one year longer than the maximum of five years permitted under Myanmar’s laws, expires at the end of this month.“The Myanmar authorities might claim Aung San Suu Kyi has breached the conditions of her detention, but they have broken both their own laws and their international human rights obligations,” Ms. Pillay said. “She should not be detained in the first place.” She has spent over 12 years under house arrest. On 30 May 2003, she was re-arrested under a law which states that a person “suspected of having committed or believed to be about to commit, any act which endangers the sovereignty and security of the state” can be detained. In May 2007, the Government extended her arrest for another year, bringing her detention to the five-year limit, and her detention was prolonged for sixth year last May.
6 December 2011The United Nations envoy for Iraq today voiced concern over the situation in a camp housing several thousand Iranian exiles and urged the Iraqi Government to extend the deadline for closing down the settlement as efforts continue o 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 Iraqi Government has repeatedly stated its intention to close down the camp by 31 December and to transfer residents to another location until countries willing to accept them for resettlement are found. Residents want to remain in the camp until a resettlement solution is found.Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), told the Security Council in a briefing on the situation in the country that the UN is making efforts to facilitate a peaceful and durable solution.“Lives are at stake and must be protected,” said Mr. Kobler. “The Government has a responsibility to ensure the safety, security and welfare of the residents. Any forced action that results in bloodshed or loss of life would be both ill-advised and unacceptable.”Mr. Kobler noted that any workable solution must be acceptable to both the Iraqi Government and residents of Camp Ashraf. A solution must respect Iraqi sovereignty, on the one hand, and be in line with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee laws, on the other.Progress has been made in recent discussions, but there are still major obstacles on arriving at a plan that would meet the concerns and requirements of all, he said.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is ready to begin a process of refugee status determination in the camp, but the exercise will require more time, he added, stressing that the principle of non-refoulement must apply.Mr. Kobler urged the camp’s leadership, and well as all residents, to engage “constructively and open-mindedly” in the process of finding a solution, appealing to them to give serious consideration to all proposals under discussion. He warned them against any provocative acts or violence.Mr. Kobler also urged the international community to do more to help find a peaceful solution to the problem, stressing that a lasting settlement cannot be found unless governments are willing to accept Camp Ashraf residents who wish to be resettled in other countries.“The situation of Camp Ashraf is a complex problem, but not an insurmountable one. A process is underway, and if all concerned act responsibly at this time it is possible to arrive at a peaceful, durable solution that respects both the safety and welfare of the residents and Iraq’s understandable desire to assert its sovereignty,” he added.Meanwhile, Mr. Kobler strongly condemned yesterday’s terrorist attacks targeting pilgrims marking the festival of Ashura in central Iraq. Dozens of people died in the attacks.“I am deeply saddened by the horrific attacks that continue to shatter the lives of Iraqis across the country,” he said.“Yesterday’s attack of pilgrims who gather on Ashura to practice their religious rights is particularly appalling. The Iraqi religious and ethnic diversity is the ultimate strength of this country. This diversity is at the heart of the country’s efforts to establish a peaceful, prosperous and all inclusive society.”He extended his condolences to the bereaved families and his wishes for the full and speedy recovery of those wounded.
Sri Lankan health officials have evacuated a ward at a government-run hospital near the capital after four staffers were infected with swine flu.Dr. Jayan Mendis, director of the Mental Health Institute in Angoda says tests have confirmed that four staff members there were infected with the H1N1 virus. He says they are being treated and that their condition is improving. Mendis says 40 patients were transferred from the ward, which was then shut down.Health Ministry spokesman Dharma Wanninayake says no patients have been infected. (AP)
“PIA is in negotiations with Sri Lankan Airlines for the wet lease of four A-330 aircraft,” the airline’s spokesperson Danyal Gilani said in a statement. After plans for the UK route were approved by its board of directors, the PIA management has been busy preparing for the flights. In this regard, talks were held with Sri Lanka to acquire four Airbus A330 aircraft in a phased manner, a PIA spokesperson said. “The aircraft will be operated for PIA by Sri Lankan crew and it will be based in London,” State Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim had said earlier.He added that Sri Lankan Airlines was about to conclude the deal with PIA. The first of the three planes are expected to arrive in Pakistan in August while the remaining two planes will be inducted in the PIA fleet by February 2017, the official said. (Colombo Gazette) “It [the planes] will fly to Islamabad and Lahore and we are also in talks to give them three more Airbus A330 planes,” he added.Gillani said that PIA’s Chief Operating Officer Bernd Hildenbrand had led a high-level team to Sri Lanka recently to negotiate contracts for acquiring the planes. Hildenbrand returned to Lahore Thursday afternoon.“These planes would primarily be used for PIA’s premier service which is being launched from August 14, 2016,” Gilani said confirming the premium flights. Another official of PIA told The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity that the premium flights will fly from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and land at Heathrow in London. PIA, he said, aims to operate 10 premium flights a week on these routes. Pakistan’s national air carrier, PIA, confirmed it is in talks with Sri Lanka to take four wide-bodied planes on rent which it will use for its premium flights to London that PIA intends to start from August 14, officials told The Express Tribune.In addition to the planes, PIA will also get the services of its accompanying crew.
TORONTO – The Ontario and federal governments are hoping that a recently retired, well-connected auto industry executive can help attract more global investment into Canada’s beleaguered automotive sector.Ray Tanguay, the former head of Toyota’s Canadian operations, has been chosen to chair a new auto investment committee at the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council. His role will involve serving as an adviser to the provincial and federal governments as well as the automotive industry.At a news conference in Toronto on Tuesday, Ontario’s minister of economic development highlighted Tanguay’s 24 years of industry experience and deep connections in the global auto sector.“If he makes a call, people are going to pick up the phone,” Brad Duguid said. “There’s no question — Ray can open some doors for us internationally.”Canada, once an automotive manufacturing powerhouse, has been steadily losing its share of production to Mexico and the southern United States, where labour is cheaper.“There’s no denying that low-cost, low-standard jurisdictions have been getting the lion’s share of new (investments),” Duguid said.Toyota announced earlier this year that it will be moving production of its compact Corolla cars from Cambridge, Ont., to Mexico, and General Motors Canada will be shifting production of the Camaro from Oshawa, Ont., to Lansing, Mich., this year.“In the old days, Ontario and Canada could allow potential auto investments to come to us without a great deal of marketing or a great deal of solicitation,” Duguid said.“Those days, unfortunately, are gone, which means we’re going to have to up our game.”Federal Industry Minister James Moore said Canada’s auto industry has a number of competitive advantages, including tariff-free access to other markets, low corporate taxes, high levels of government funding and a talented workforce.Duguid said Ontario, the hub of the country’s auto-manufacturing sector, has simply not been proactive enough in seeking global investments.“We’ve often found that by the time we get into the running, the decisions have been made long ago, and we’re almost coming from behind,” Duguid said.“We need a better sense of intelligence within the auto sector, both domestically and internationally, so that we get out ahead of some of these mandates. There are opportunities for expansion in the auto sector in North America, but sometimes you need to start working on those leads two, three, four, five years in advance.”Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. Former head of Toyota Canada will chair new auto investment committee by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 9, 2015 12:56 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Endeavour Mining reaches deal to acquire True Gold and new African gold mine VANCOUVER – Endeavour Mining Corp. (TSX:EDV) has a friendly deal to acquire Vancouver-based True Gold Mining Inc. and control of a new mine that’s preparing to pour its first gold within a matter of weeks.Through True Gold, Endeavour would acquire a 90 per cent interest in the Karma mine in Burkina Faso.Endeavour says the acquisition would increase its gold production by about 110,000 to 120,000 ounces a year in the first five years.The company is offering to exchange 0.044 of a common share for each True Gold share (TSXV:TGM). In a separate but related deal, it would provide US$15 million to True Gold through a loan.Based on Thursday closing prices, the offer was worth about 57 cents per share and values True Gold at about $240 million.Endeavour’s offer is supported by La Mancha Holding, which owns about 30 per cent of its equity.The deal is conditional on support from at least two-thirds of the votes cast at a True Gold meeting expected to be held in April as well as a simple majority of shareholders at an Endeavour special meeting to be held the same day.Endeavour says the Karma mine is expected to pour its first gold at the end of March or early April. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 4, 2016 8:23 am MDT Last Updated Mar 4, 2016 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
OH DEAR.Fox News 9 committed an unfortunate blunder yesterday during a story about American football player Ray Rice, who apologised for hitting his wife at a casino in February.Instead of airing his apology, they showed a clip of the now-infamous Dublin ‘Spiderman’, who went incredibly viral after a video of him fighting off an attacker found its way online earlier this week. Source: Zach Halverson/YouTubeOops.(h/t Broadsheet.ie)Previously: ‘Spiderman of South Anne Street’ fights off determined attacker at Gotham Café>
Claire Blackman, the wife of Alexander Blackman, with supporters, outside the High Court in London today. Source: Lauren Hurley/PA ImagesA LONDON COURT today reduced the conviction of a British soldier found guilty of killing an injured Taliban fighter to manslaughter from murder, in a high-profile case that has divided the country.Alexander Blackman is currently in jail for shooting the fighter at close range in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province on 15 September 2011, after the Afghan was seriously injured by fire from an Apache helicopter.“There you are. Shuffle off this mortal coil… It’s nothing you wouldn’t do to us,” Blackman was heard saying, paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in footage captured by a camera on a soldier’s helmet.“Obviously this doesn’t go anywhere, fellas. I just broke the Geneva Convention,” he said to his fellow Royal Marines, a reference to international laws governing the treatment of prisoners of war. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesBlackman was convicted by a court martial in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison with a 10-year minimum.The sentence was later reduced to eight years to take into account the fact that he was suffering from combat stress disorder – the same reason given by the judges today for downgrading his conviction.A further hearing, whose date has not been set, will decide what sentence he still has to serve.His wife, Claire, who has spearheaded a public campaign involving best-selling author Frederick Forsyth and many veterans, said she was “delighted” by the ruling.“This is a crucial decision and one which better reflects the circumstances my husband found himself in during that terrible tour in Afghanistan,” she told reporters outside the court.She said she hoped for “a significant reduction” in Blackman’s sentence. Source: Lauren Hurley/PA ImagesThe case marked the first time since World War II that a British soldier was convicted of a murder carried out on the battlefield.“You treated that Afghan man with contempt and murdered him in cold blood,” judge Jeff Blackett told Blackman at his court martial in 2013.“By doing so you have betrayed your corps and all British service personnel who have served in Afghanistan, and you have tarnished their reputation,” Blackett said.The conviction was supported by Britain’s chief of the defence staff at the time, Nicholas Houghton, who said: “Murder is murder, this is a heinous crime.”But on Wednesday the judges said that Blackman was suffering from a “combination of stressors” that impaired his ability to make rational judgments.They said it was “clear that a consequence was that he had developed a hatred for the Taliban and a desire for revenge”.© – AFP 2017Read: Murder investigation launched after child found dead near OxfordRead: The Northeast US is a slippery mess thanks to Storm Stella http://jrnl.ie/3288749 Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 12:47 PM Share Tweet Email Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced Blackman was filmed murdering the injured fighter (and paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet) in footage captured by a camera on a soldier’s helmet. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP 14,572 Views Short URL Mar 15th 2017, 12:47 PM 61 Comments
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The frequency of non-cash payments increased by eight per cent last year, according to the Bankwest Cash Report. The fastest growth of any transaction type was the use of debit cards for small transactions, up 14 per cent in 2011. Cash accounted for 62 per cent of household payments. Over the past 12 months, cash in circulation rose by seven per cent and the number of credit card transactions increased by six per cent partly as a result of more online purchasing. Credit cards are the most popular payment type for online purchases, accounting for 61 per cent of online purchases.Online payments now account for 17 per cent of non-cash retail payments.Source: Banking Day
During an interview with Diario Sport, Luis Suarez opened up about his desire of Neymar possibly going back to FC Barcelona in the near future.Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was one of the most devastated players after Neymar’s exit from Barcelona, the Brazilian forward developed a very close relationship with both him and Leo Messi.During their time together at the Catalan club, the world got to know them as one of the best attacking-trios in football history and nobody wanted that society to end.When the news about Neymar’s decision to leave the club broke, both Messi and Suarez were stunned because they really didn’t expect it and they both have confessed that they miss their friend.Luis Suarez recently revealed more details about the time they spent time together at the Catalan club, he talked about the joy that Neymar brought to all his teammates inside the dressing room and also about how hard they took the player’s absence once he left.The striker was always one of the main people for Neymar, who addressed him as “Fatty” as a term of endearment and was always joking around him or Leo Messi.Now that the Brazilian seems to struggle at PSG, the constant noise about his return to Barcelona doesn’t stop and Neymar becomes part of a headline whenever he visits Barcelona.#PortadaSPORT 📰 | “Lo queremos todo” https://t.co/DScIBkyWln— Diario SPORT (@sport) February 1, 2019“Neymar was obviously a player who transmitted a lot of joy inside the dressing room,” said Luis during the interview.“He was one of those teammates who was always smiling and happy around everybody, as Brazilians do in general.”“We all obviously miss that from him, but when the time came we made the decision to change the chip and understood that he wasn’t going to be with us anymore and we needed to change that emptiness that he left when he moved to PSG.”“I always say that you never know what can happen in football. I know for a fact that he is having a lot of fun in Paris right now, his objectives are clear there.”“But obviously as a teammate, friend, and a football fan, I would always want to have the best players in the world by my side.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“But Neymar coming back to Barcelona is nothing more than a hypothesis at the moment, you never know what can happen.”“It would obviously excite me having him back with us because he is an incredible player who can always make a difference.”“But we also have to be aware that the decision he made was very complicated, and making the decision to come back would be just as difficult,” he concluded.After hearing what Luis Suarez had to say about his friend Neymar’s possible return, it’s clear that the Barcelona dressing room is divided on this issue because we have the ones who would like him back at the club like him.But we also have the other part of the club, the players and fans who are still very hurt by the Brazilian choosing to leave the institution and leave them out to dry.You can see these angrier individuals just by hearing what Jordi Alba had to say about Neymar’s possible return, the Catalan player chose to not believe the information and decided to reject the possibility.In his statement, the Barcelona left-back sounded hurt by the idea of Neymar coming back because he clearly thinks that the whole chapter is past the club.But the information about the player’s possible return cannot all be a coincidence from various sources, clearly someone from Neymar’s side is pushing this narrative and they want him to have the option for the future in case he decided to return.One can understand both sides of the coin, Suarez longing for his friend to come back and Alba simply not interested anymore.#EntrevistaSPORT 🔵🔴 | Luis Suárez: “¿Neymar? Es complicada la decisión que tendría que tomar” https://t.co/myunb05PJT📰 @didacpeyret 🎥 @RMoreno_94 pic.twitter.com/08S3Ii0IEF— Diario SPORT (@sport) February 1, 2019Would you like Neymar to return to Barcelona or remain at PSG? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
I’m no Warren Buffett, but maybe it’s not enough to look at the bottom line JUST when the economy is in the crapper. Perhaps big publishers need to observe some of the small publishing houses that are managing to maintain successful companies even in lean times. Meanwhile, I’ll keep multi-tasking at Southern Breeze along with the numerous other publications and Web sites we produce.All while sitting on my $50 Office Depot chair. To say that the news about our industry is depressing is an understatement. Massive cuts. Layoffs. Shutterings. I can’t help but think back to the many years I worked in the b-to-b world. Looking back, it certainly seemed like nothing was ever too expensive to be prohibited from expense reports. One example: Herman Miller Aeron Chairs. At two of the b-to-b publishers where I worked, every single office and cubicle had an Aeron. I’ll admit, they are comfortable and I even have one at home. Floor after floor was filled with Aerons. At $1,200 a pop, that’s a lot of cash that could’ve been used to—oh I don’t know—save a magazine! Now, the Aerons sit empty in darkened offices and cubicles, a reminder of what once was.Then there are the travel expenses. I remember the first time I traveled on the company dime at another b-to-b and I turned in my expense report. This particular trip saw me traveling from NYC to Atlanta then to Tampa and back to NYC. My boss laughed when I turned in receipts from Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Ruby Tuesday and Krystal. “Mark, I always try to treat myself to a really nice meal when I travel on the company dime,” he told me. And by “really nice meal” he wasn’t talking Olive Garden—he meant restaurants of the Smith & Wollensky or The Palm variety. Unfortunately that “company dime” has lost its shine as the magazines I worked for at back then have gone the way of job security, Christmas bonuses and U.S. banks.
1:17 Chat platform Slack has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. Getty Images Slack’s stock price ended up at $38.62 a share on its first day on the market after reaching a high of $41.95 on a busy Thursday. Shares of the company began trading shortly after 9 a.m. PT on the New York Stock Exchange for $38.50 and saw an immediate jump in price to more than $40. Its reference price was $26 under the ticker symbol WORK in a direct listing.A direct listing is different from an IPO in that only existing shares owned by employees and investors are sold, without the involvement of underwriters. The reference price doesn’t reflect the shares’ offering price or opening public price but instead is a point of reference for investors. A designated market maker determines the price based on comparing the ranges of buy and sell orders.Slack was reportedly valued at $7 billion in 2018, according to CNBC, and has more than 10 million daily active users. The chat platform, which filed confidential plans to go public with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in February, expects its annual revenue for this year to be between $590 million and $600 million.Slack declined to comment. Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 0 Tags Computers Mobile Apps Post a comment Originally published June 19, 3:34 p.m. PT.Update, June 20: Adds opening and closing price of Slack shares. Slack’s IPO, Tesla Model 3 price cut
Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a bill which calls for amendment to the debt recovery laws with an aim to improve the ease of doing business, reported PTI. “Cabinet approves ex-facto ‘The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2016,” an official statement said, according to PTI. The bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha by the finance ministry last month, seeks to change provisions in four laws â€” the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFESI), the Recovery of Debt due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 (RDDBFI), the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, and the Depositories Act, 1996.PTI quoted Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as saying that the bill will aid in faster recovery of bad loans.Under the amendment to the SARFESI Act mooted by the bill, secured creditors can seize collaterals upon a default in loan repayment without the intervention of courts or tribunals.The bill also provides the Reserve Bank of India the power to audit Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARC) and penalise them if they fail to comply with directives issued by it. It stipulates that there will be no stamp duty on financial transactions carried out by the ARCs.A Parliamentary Committee has invited comments on the bill from stakeholders and the public by June 22.The bill is approved at a time when the stressed assets in banks are estimated to be worth Rs. 8 lakh crore and the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) has around 70,000 cases to dispose, says the PTI report.
.Police arrested the mayor of Nowhata municipality in Poba upazila from the city on Saturday night in a sabotage case.The arrestee Sheikh Makbul Hossain is a BNP leader and the main election agent of BNP candidate Shafiqul Haque Milon for Rajshahi-3 constituency.Abul Hossain, officer-in-charge of Mohonpur police station, said a team of police arrested Makbul as he was wanted in several sabotage cases.
At least 21 people have been killed in two days of fighting between ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia, the state-affiliated Fana radio reported Friday.The violence broke out near the town of Moyale, on the border with Kenya, in a region claimed by both the Oromo, the largest ethnic group in the country, and the Somali ethnic group.On top of the fatalities, 61 people were injured in the fighting, Fana reported, citing the Oromia regional state communication office.Many more were displaced by the fighting in the region which has regularly been the scene of intercommunal violence.Last year fighting between members of the two ethnic groups left more than a million people displaced.While Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has received international praise for his reformist agenda, since coming to power in April, a wave of intercommunal violence in several parts of the country — mostly over land issues — has marred the first few months of his rule.Three Ethiopian students were also killed and 34 others injured after a fight on a campus escalated into deadly ethnic clashes in the west of the Horn of Africa country, the government said on Wednesday.