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first_imgThe Gujarat CID on Monday detained Amreli Superintendent of Police (SP) Jagdish Patel to question him regarding his role in the alleged extortion of 200 bitcoins worth ₹12 crore from a Surat-based builder. Jagdish Patel was taken into custody from his residence in Amreli district last night and brought to Gandhinagar by CID-Crime, which is probing the case.“Amreli SP Jagdish Patel has been detained by us for questioning. He has not been arrested yet,” Gujarat CID-Crime DGP Ashish Bhatia said.However, sources in the agency added that Mr. Patel’s arrest was just a matter of time. Though his name does not figure in the FIR lodged by the agency, sources stressed that his name is likely to be added at the time of arrest. His detention came after arrest of police inspector Anant Patel, who was the key accused in the case. Anant Patel was Police Inspector in the Local Crime Branch (LCB) in Amreli under Jagdish Patel.Besides Anant Patel, nine other policemen and a middleman from Amreli had been made accused in the case. Before Anant Patel, two constables and the middleman were also arrested by the probe agency.Notably, Jagdish Patel’s name does not figure in the FIR.On April 8, the CID-Crime registered a case against Anant Patel and others for allegedly kidnapping Bhatt and extorting bitcoins, a popular crypto-currency, and some cash from him.They were booked under IPC sections related to kidnapping, extortion, illegal detention as well as under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.Bhatt, in his compliant, had alleged he was kidnapped from near a hotel in Gandhinagar by the accused policemen on February 9.The realtor had claimed he was taken to a farmhouse near the state capital where Anant Patel beat him and forced him to digitally transfer 200 bitcoins worth crores of rupees.Police had earlier said they were verifying Bhatt’s claim of digitally transferring 200 bitcoins to Anant Patel. The exchange rate of one bitcoin is over Rs 5 lakh at present, as per the websites which track the prices of crypto- currencies. Bitcoin is a type of digital money that is issued and normally controlled by its developers and used and accepted among the members of the virtual community. The Centre has said it does not recognise bitcoin or any other crypto-currency as legal tender in India. PTI PJT PD RSY DV DV 04231137last_img read more

first_imgCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday demanded that the inquiry into the ‘missing’ Rafale files begin with Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Addressing a meeting of the party’s booth committee workers near here on Friday evening, Mr. Gandhi said like the “missing” Rafale files, the Goa government, headed by the ailing Mr. Parrikar was also “missing”. “If you want to start an inquiry, start it with Mr. Parrikar. He said clearly before his Cabinet, and it is taped, that Rafale files are with him and Narendra Modi cannot remove him as Goa Chief Minister because the day he did that he(Parrikar) will bring out the Rafale files in the open,” Mr. Gandhi said. Mr. Gandhi in a sustained attack on the Prime Minister also questioned the need for the Union government to hurriedly get rid of the director of Central Bureau of Investigation.He attacked the Modi government for problems created by demonetisation to common people, and also said that the present rate of unemployment was the highest for the last 40 years in the country. Mr. Gandhi said that after destroying the tourism industry in Goa with demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax, Mr. Modi wants to help a “crony capitalist” friend, and turn Goa into a coal hub. “First, Goa was a tourism centre, now Narendra Modi has started making Goa a coal centre for his crony capitalist friend,” Mr. Gandhi said, in reference to protests at Vasco in South Goa against pollution caused by coal handling in Mormugao Port berths. Exuding confidence that Congress would form a government in Goa and other States soon, Mr. Gandhi said his party would work towards resuming mining industry with a roadmap of sustainability.last_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants The Bulldogs had used their superior size to control the paint on both ends and had broken open a tight game before the Flames responded. Homesley was fouled on a 3-pointer and made all three foul shots. He then hit two from long range to cut it to 67-64.Homesley also had a backdoor dunk on a feed from Cabbil to make it a one-point game before hitting a long 3-pointer late in the shot clock to put Liberty back on top 69-67 with 2:34 to play.After three free throws from the Bulldogs, Cabbil’s 3 provided the final lead change of the night.“We just have an incredible belief throughout this entire team,” Cabbil said. “Even when we got down by 10, everyone was still yelling, ‘We can get back into this.’ Down the end we were able to get some critical stops, a couple of charges, some big-time 3s.”Cabbil finished with 18 points and Myo Baxter-Bell added 13.BIG PICTURELiberty: The Flames showed early that they were poised to match up with a Power 5 team. They made seven 3-pointers in the first half and led by four points before Mississippi State scored the final six to lead 37-35 at the break.Mississippi State: Howland’s first recruiting class for the Bulldogs finished on a down note but had an impressive run building the program. Mississippi State went to the semifinals of the NIT last year and made the tournament for the first time since 2009 this year.ICE WATERLiberty ranked 12th in the nation this season in foul shooting, making 77.1 percent. So it was no surprise the Flames were able to ice the game at the line, making 8 of 10 in the final minute. Google Philippines names new country director For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Chris Bosh ready to see his jersey retired by Miami Heat Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte BLOCK PARTYThe Bulldogs had seven blocked shots in the second half as Aric Holman and Abdul Ado made things difficult for the Flames on the interior, forcing them to rely on outside shots.UP NEXTLiberty advances to play the winner of the game between Virginia Tech and Saint Louis. MOST READ “Everybody on the team believed we were going to come back,” Homesley said. “It was just a matter of time that we were going to make a run.”The Flames (29-6) were making their fourth tournament trip in school history, but lost twice as a No. 16 seed and once in a play-in game. This year’s team had more respect, a higher seeding and capitalized on the opportunity. Liberty advanced to the second round of the East Region to play the winner of the game between Saint Louis and Virginia Tech.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHomesley helped rally Liberty from a 10-point deficit in the second half by scoring 14 points in a span of less than five minutes.“He took over. He’s done that on occasion for us. He’s had spurts,” coach Ritchie McKay said. “When he starts to feel good about his shot, he’s such a dangerous offensive player.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Cabbil then hit from long range to make it 72-70 and celebrated with an enthusiastic fan section that made the cross-country trip from Virginia for the game.Liberty did the rest at the foul line to spoil the first tournament trip for Mississippi State (23-11) in a decade.Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 27 points to lead the Bulldogs and Reggie Perry added 21.“It’s just a tough, tough pill, tough one to swallow, especially the way we had that lead late in the game,” coach Ben Howland said.Mississippi State appeared poised to take control when Peters started a 10-0 run with a 3-pointer and ended it with a layup that made it 63-53 midway through the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Liberty guard Caleb Homesley celebrates after scoring against Mississippi State during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN JOSE, Calif. — Down by 10 points with less than seven minutes to play against a more accomplished opponent, Liberty didn’t give in a bit. Instead, the Flames just kept getting the ball to Caleb Homesley.Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half, and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:16 to play to send 12th-seeded Liberty to its first NCAA Tournament win, 80-76 over fifth-seeded Mississippi State on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgCollege Football Playoff bracket.College Football Playoff BracketThe top quartet from last week’s College Football Playoff rankings — Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa — all won over the weekend, so not much change was expected at the top of this week’s list. However, with No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Baylor and No. 10 Michigan losing to No. 9 Stanford, No. 19 TCU and No. 8 Ohio State respectively, some shake-up beyond the top group was inevitable. The major story line of tonight’s rankings unveiling? Which teams sitting outside of the top four are most likely to benefit from any chaos this coming Saturday. The selection committee just debuted its fifth rankings of the year on ESPN. Here’s the full Top 25:1. Clemson pic.twitter.com/5LQ4iAUHNo— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20152. Alabama pic.twitter.com/nrAx2olvmY— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20153. Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/a2jlICQE3s— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20154. Iowa pic.twitter.com/Pprt4q3w7w— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20155. Michigan State 6. Ohio State— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20157. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Florida State 10. North Carolina— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201511. TCU 12. Baylor 13. Mississippi 14. Northwestern 15. Michigan— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201516. Oregon 17. Oklahoma State 18. Florida 19. Houston 20. Southern California— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201521. LSU 22. Temple 23. Navy 24. Utah 25. Tennessee— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 2015What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal Liberals aren’t living up to a promise to legislate a right to housing, a group of housing and homelessness advocates say, and that’s threatening the objectives of their own $40-billion housing strategy.“The right to housing means that every Canadian should have access to safe, decent, appropriate and affordable housing. It doesn’t mean that the government is going to buy everyone a house,” said Tim Richter, CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. “(But) often what we find is policy or government systems will get in the way of a person’s ability to access housing.”The Liberals’ decade-long strategy, released a year ago, promised to progressively implement a right of every Canadian to have adequate housing and remove government roadblocks to getting it. Richter welcomed the plan, which also included major promises to build and repair affordable units, as “a very big deal.”But after a year of consultations, groups such as Richter’s say the Liberals have gone quiet about the idea of a right to housing.The latest talk behind closed doors has raised concerns the government will walk back plans for a watchdog to oversee federal housing efforts and to create an adjudication process for anyone who has had their right violated by public policy.Individual claims, like a dispute between a landlord and tenant, wouldn’t be captured by the system the government has talked about, but a dedicated public advocate could flag systemic, policy or legislative hurdles for people looking to get into social housing, for example, or cause people to be homeless, such as discharging children from welfare who don’t have anywhere to go.On Thursday, federal officials released a summary of consultations on the strategy. The report talks about general support to help people access housing, differing views on how to define housing as a right, and concerns that federal efforts would only create expensive bureaucracy.An adjudication system received passing mention late in the report.Internal debate about the wording of a law on the right to housing has taken so long that advocates worry the Liberals have lost a chance to pass a bill before MPs leave Parliament in June for an election campaign in the fall.“We know that rights-based housing approaches are the most effective approach to resolving homelessness and housing need,” Richter said. “Without these rights-based approaches, I think, the national housing strategy will not be as effective as it could be and may not meet its objectives.”Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, who is in charge of the Liberal housing plan, said in an interview last week that it became apparent a few weeks after the big launch that advocates “wanted us to engage more fully with them so that we get that rights-based approach right.”Rather than seeking a whole new system to handle hearings, the advocates are calling on the Liberals to consider setting up the housing advocate in the Canadian Human Rights Commission to handle cases so as not to involve courts, lawyers or binding orders on government.The group is also providing proposed wording for legislation, hoping to prod federal efforts.Duclos didn’t say when legislation would be introduced.“We have all the ingredients to make the right introduction of this important rights-based approach to the national housing strategy,” Duclos said. “We will be moving relatively speedily on that because the (time left in the Liberals’) mandate is obviously short.”— Follow @jpress on Twitter.Jordan Press, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgRussell Wilson, Pete Carroll and Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks, Lily Collins, Allen Stone, Grace VanderWaal, Buzz Aldrin, Jordan Fisher, Yara Shahidi and more lit up the WE Day stage over the weekend.Russell Wilson at WE DayCredit/Copyright: Suzi Pratt Getty for WE DayYouth from across Seattle shared empowering stories and the KeyArena at the Seattle Center was packed with 15,000 young change-makers who earned their WE Day tickets by taking action in their local and global communities.“Speaking on the WE Day stage and hearing the brave and inspiring stories of youth across America who are making a difference, has given me strength to speak publicly about my own story in my new book Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me” said Golden Globe nominated actress and author, Lily Collins. “I’m so excited to be back at WE Day Seattle surrounded by thousands of young people who encourage and support one another, embrace diversity and stand up for what they believe in with the goal of working together to make the world a better place.”“The youth at WE Day Seattle inspire us to continue to make an impact in the community — together we can change the world,” Russell Wilson and Ciara said. “They are truly leading the way towards positive changes by teaching us to support each other and to strive to make a difference every day. We are overjoyed to play an even bigger role in supporting WE Day Seattle and elevating today’s youth.”“Every year, more than 200,000 students from over 10,000 schools around the globe earn their tickets to WE Day through the yearlong WE Schools program, creating positive impacts in their communities,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “WE Day Seattle will unite and celebrate thousands of young leaders who are working passionately for the causes they care about most, creating sustainable change in their own backyards and around the world.”“We’re so proud of these students and educators who continue to be dedicated to creating positive change in our world,” said Pete Carroll, Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks and WE Day Seattle Co-Chair. “It fires us up to see the WE movement that started here in Seattle continue to spread across the country.”last_img read more

“I am optimistic that not only will the ICT sector recover quickly, but it will also act as a catalyst in stimulating investment and growth in other sectors,” Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), said as the World Telecommunications Policy Forum (WTPF) opened in Lisbon, Portugal.“WTPF presents a timely opportunity to forge global strategies that underpin the development and growth of future ICT networks and services,” he added.ITU’s concerns have grown rapidly in recent years to go beyond fixed and mobile telephones to issues concerning internet bandwidth and the increased convergence of devices, applications and services that “facilitate seamless communications in a multi-protocol, multi-vendor environment,” according to the Union, which is sponsoring the three-day Forum.This phenomenal growth of the sector, highlighted by mobile subscriptions reaching the 4 billion mark at the beginning of this year, prompted ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference in 2006 to convene the WTPF to review emerging directions. WTPF-09 focuses on key policy issues that will guide future regulatory and standardization efforts worldwide in the areas of new technologies and networks, communications security and regulations to bolster interconnection between different networks and types of communications, the Union said.A Strategic Dialogue on ‘Confronting the Crisis’ opening yesterday ahead of the WTPF, moderated by TV anchors Stephen Cole and Vasco Trigo, and focused on how investment and financing in ICT can make a critical difference in the current recession.At the session, repeated calls were made for a digital Marshall Plan, which had been proposed earlier by ITU at the Connect Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2007. Dr. Touré pointed out that Australia, the United States and several European countries are investing in stimulus packages based on the development of ICT infrastructure such as high-speed broadband.Over 880 participants, representing 126 Member States and including 40 ministers, are expected to attend WTPF-09 along with representatives of the private sector, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 22 April 2009Now is the time to guide the future of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as it recovers from the effects of the economic crisis, the head of a United Nations technology unit said today. read more

In a message to the Summit of leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Secretary-General said the international community, particularly the countries of the region, are right to condemn coups d’état “which bring immense suffering to so many countries in Africa.”At the same time, we should not be silent when faced with poor standards of governance, which are sometimes the principal cause of those coups d’état,” said the statement, which was delivered to the gathering in Accra by Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Chief of the UN Office for West Africa. “Good governance is essential not just for political stability in the region, but also for development, economic growth and investment.”The Secretary-General also stressed that the regional approach to crises such as those in Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau is particularly important because of their increasing interconnectedness. “They are all fuelled by arms trafficking and are characterized by the use and recruitment of mercenaries and child soldiers and by cross-border movements of armed groups,” he said.Mr. Annan noted that at the request of the UN Security Council, his Special Representative for West Africa is preparing a report on the measures to be taken to boost ECOWAS’s abilities through increased cooperation with the international community. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PERTH, Australia – Woodside Petroleum’s chief executive said he is confident that a major gas field off the northwest Australian coast will be exploited despite the energy company on Friday shelving plans for a 45 billion Australian dollar ($47 billion) plant to process the gas for export.Woodside said in a statement that it scratched plans to build a processing plant at James Price Point in the wild West Kimberley region of Western Australia state because “the proposed concept doesn’t provide the economic return required to proceed.”Woodside will now begin talks with its joint venture partners, which include Shell Australia, about alternatives for the Browse gas field.Options include building a floating liquefied natural gas plant or piping the gas to existing LNG facilities to the southwest.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the decision to dump the plan for James Price Point was the result of rising costs. Australia’s mining and natural gas boom has increased wages and pushed up the Australian dollar.“We do believe that Browse will get developed,” he told reporters.Woodside had been looking at alternatives to a processing plant at James Price Point, but said they were not nearly as far developed as the original plan for the facility there.“We’ve already come out and said things like floating technology, for example, is a technology that Woodside supports,” Coleman said. “Whether that’s appropriate for a Browse development will need to be determined by the joint venture over time.”Coleman said it could be another four or five years before an alternative for the Browse gas field was ready for final approval. The James Price Point plant, which would have been among the world’s biggest, had been on the drawing board since 2009.Shell’s Australian boss Ann Pickard reiterated that it believed its floating technology would be the fastest, most economic and best technical solution for processing gas from the Browse field.“Floating LNG can bring significant long term, sustainable jobs to Western Australia, Australia, and the Kimberley, as well as providing employment and business opportunities for Kimberley indigenous people,” Pickard said in a statement.Woodside received conditional planning approval from the Western Australia state government last week to build an AU$120 million camp to house more than 850 workers at the gas plant.News that the massive plant would not go ahead was welcomed by environmental groups concerned by potential damage to wilderness and Aboriginal heritage sites.“Woodside and its joint venture partners have avoided possibly the biggest environmental battle in Australia’s history by walking away,” Wilderness Society Inc. said in a statement.“The social cost and the reputational cost to their company of building this development outside Broome was going to far outweigh any long-term economy benefit,” Wilderness Society national director Lyndon Schneider told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.Coleman said environmental and administrative compliance requirements for the project had increased and cost increases for Browse had been consistent with other resource extraction projects in Australia.“Unfortunately the cost escalation has been such that the total cost for Browse would have resulted in the current development concept not being commercial,” he said.Shareholders also applauded Woodside’s decision to dump the costly project. Woodside shares rose 2.5 per cent to AU$36.18 after the announcement. Woodside Petroleum shelves plans for $47 billion LNG plant on Australia’s northwest coast by The Associated Press Posted Apr 12, 2013 1:42 am MDT read more

first_imgA lottery winning rapist told police “I’m a multi-millionaire, I’m not going anywhere” as they tried to arrest him, a court heard.Iorworth Hoare, 64, now known as Edward Thomas claimed the police were jealous of his lifestyle after he was convicted of resisting arrest.He became aggressive after four police officers arrived at his house following an allegation of flashing, telling them: “I’m a multi-millionaire, I’m not going anywhere.”Hoare, who was convicted of attempted rape in 1989, hit the headlines in 2004 after winning £7.2 million on the Lotto while on weekend leave. He was released from prison in 2005 but remained on life licence. I explained the reason why I was there, and his words were: ‘I’m a multi-millionaire, I’m not going anywhere.’Pc Sam Maughan The charges of flashing were previously dropped, but Bedlington Magistrates’ Court in Northumberland heard Hoare’s demeanour was “very aggressive” when officers arrived to take him into custody following the allegation.After entering his house, a converted chapel in Broomley, Northumberland, he demanded to use the phone to contact his solicitor.Pc Sam Maughan told the court after they handcuffed one of his hands, Hoaremoved across the room and had “clenched his right fist and was extremely tense”.A scuffle ensued and another officer, Pc David Chadwick, was forced to deliver a “knee strike” and force him down onto a sofa, resulting in Pc Chadwick suffering cut fingers and a grazed wrist. Pc Maughan said during the incident that Hoare refused to look her in the eye and only addressed the male officers.”I asked if we could go inside and he took us into the living room area,” she said. “I explained the reason why I was there, and his words were: ‘I’m a multi-millionaire, I’m not going anywhere.'”He started going towards the telephone, stomping around saying: ‘I’m not going anywhere, I want a solicitor.'” Hoare, who lives with his partner as well as ten cats and two tortoises, claimed “the police were jealous, I have a very good lifestyle”.He also told the court that if he had wanted to fight then the outcome would have been different, saying: “I have been in prison a long time, I know how to fight. I would know what to go for first.”Chairman of the bench Richard Smith said they were satisfied that the offence of resisting had been committed as they found the evidence of the police compelling.”We believe their behaviour was proportionate and you became aggressive and were shouting after being arrested,” he said. Hoare was sentenced to one day in detention and ordered to pay £650 costs. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgWith the widespread availability of devices capable of handling VR and AR, there’s a lot of innovation happening in these virtual worlds. So if you’re ready to try developing some cool new apps or games of your own, this Humble Book Bundle by Springer Nature is a very affordable entry point. • Humble Book Bundle: Virtual Reality by Springer NatureUnsure if VR is right for you? Spend a buck, and four multi-format ebooks will be yours to keep. For as little as a dollar, you can learn about web VR, mobile programming, and even some philosophical quandaries.Pay a minimum of $1Learning Webbased Virtual RealityProcessing for AndroidDevelop Microsoft HoloLens Apps NowHumanity 2.0At the $8 tier, an extra five DRM-free digital books are added to your haul. At this bargain price, you’ll learn about virtual presence, the underpinnings of mixed reality, and using specific tools to make great apps.Pay a minimum of $8Human Factors in Augmented Reality EnvironmentsVirtual Reality and Animation for MATLAB and Simulink UsersFeeling Present in the Physical World and ComputerMediated EnvironmentsBeginning Windows Mixed Reality ProgrammingPro Processing for Images and Computer Vision with Open CVOpt for the $15 level, and $1,072 of digital books are unlocked. Not only are all of the other books included, but you’ll also cover topics like mobile game dev, AR art, and so much more.Pay a minimum of $15Echoes of Other Worlds: Sound in Virtual RealityAugments Reality ArtBeing Really VirtualAugmented RealityLearn Unity for Android Game DevelopmentEnvisioning HologramsThe Covenant House, recognized as a three-star charity on Charity Navigator, is currently featured as the beneficiary of a portion of your purchase. But if you’d prefer to help another organization, you can pick from thousands from the Humble database.Sale Ends: July 16th, 2018 at 11AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

first_imgWhile they may have failed to complete their aim of going the entire league campaign unbeaten, Barcelona’s record of 43 games unbeaten in La Liga will undoubtedly stand for many years to come with the club recording some impressive stats during their 394 days undefeatedThe Spanish champions began their legendary streak on April 15 at the Nou Camp, where they defeated Real Sociedad 3-2.They remained unbeaten for the rest of their six league games in the 2016/17 season and in the process set the following stats up to May 13:34 victories and nine draws111 points122 goals scored33 concededPlayer StatsIn that 13 month period, goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen played in all but one of those 43 games and recorded 3,780 minutes on the pitch.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Lionel Messi also featured in 42 of those 43 matches and in that time the five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored a club-best of both 44 goals and made 14 assists.His nearest rival was his strike partner Luis Suarez, who ranked in 29 goals and made 12 assists.Ivan Rakitic, who played in 40 of those games, topped the charts for most passes made at 2,732 passes with 2,453 completed (89.78%).(Obtained by club website)last_img read more

first_imgTottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has brushed off concerns over his mental and physical fitness ahead of England’s UEFA Nations League tie against Spain.The England captain who finished as top scorer at this summer’s World Cup is expected to be honored for his achievements in Russia by wearing a specially commissioned pair of golden boots against Spain, reads little into those figures beyond the fact that he may simply have become more efficient in front of goal.“People are looking as if I’ve changed my game but I’ve scored the same number as after four games last season. Maybe I’ve become a better finisher,” Kane said, according to London Football News.“Whether it’s 10 shots or 28 shots, I’ve scored the same number. And I’ve scored in two games rather than one.”“There are always little things that people pick out of your game but I feel good, I feel sharp. That’s what important.”“It was great, I scored some good goals and important goals but there was stuff I could have done better as well…certain finishes, certain movements.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“To win the Golden Boot at the World Cup and feel like I could have done better is exciting. There’s a lot of improvement (to go) and I’m at a high level already.”Meanwhile, Kane has not ruled out the possibility of a mid-season rest at some stage, though, and feels Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is open to the prospect.“The manager is very good at managing that throughout the season,” he said.“I feel fine now, everyone’s fresh, but there might be stages in the season where you have a dip.“That’s where the manager comes in and you might get a few days’ break, or rested for a game.”last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#Investturks, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, November 9th, 2016 – Invest Turks and Caicos today launched its “Empowering MSMEs” campaign with the goal of empowering small business owners to fulfil their entrepreneurial ambitions by ensuring financial and technical support through the Government’s Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) programme.April 2016 saw the commencement of the Government’s Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) programme which is managed by Invest Turks and Caicos with support from the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and Ministry of Finance, Investment and Trade.  Governed by the MSME Development Ordinance 2015, the programme makes provision for the Government to provide Concession Orders to qualifying locally-owned businesses operating in any of the identified priority business sectors. The Concession Orders permit the company or start-up to specific benefits, namely: Cash Grant, Customs Duty Reduction and/or Technical Assistance depending on the size of the business.Invest Turks and Caicos is encouraging locally owned small businesses and start-ups to take advantage of the opportunity and apply for financial or technical assistance or customs duty reduction. “Local business owners can now feel a sense of empowerment with access to various assistance” says, Alexa Cooper-Grant, Vice President of Small Medium Enterprise Development. Additionally, there is complete guidance and support through Invest TCI and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). Business owners who are interested in applying receive one on one consultation with representatives of the CED and Invest TCI who offer support with formulating a business plan and completing the application process.Donna Gardiner, Owner of Caicos Tea Company and recent recipient of $10,000 cash grant, up to $10,000 in technical assistance and $10,000 customs duty exemption, stated, “Working with Invest TCI and the CED has been an awesome experience”.  Ms. Gardiner, further stated, “I would encourage small business owners to take advantage of the opportunity and apply for the MSME assistance. The process has been very easy and it was a great help to get my business off the ground”.As part of the Empowering MSMEs campaign and to coincide with Global Entrepreneurs Week, the Vice President of Small Medium Enterprise Development will visit the various islands to provide one on one consultation to small business owners interested in applying for MSME assistance. The dates are as follows:November 14, Salt Cay – 9:00 am- 4:00 pm – Salt Cay LibraryNovember 15, Grand Turk – 8:30 am -4:30 pm – CED Office, Windmills PlazaNovember 16, South Caicos – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm – District Commissioner’s OfficeNovember 17, Middle Caicos– 10:30 am- 1:30 pm – District Commissioner’s OfficeNovember 17, North Caicos – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – District Commissioner’s OfficePersons interested in applying are advised to call our office at 338 4779 to make an appointment and to visit Invest TCI’s social media pages @investtci on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for updates. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img For more information on the MSME Programme, visit our website at www.investturksandcaicos.tc/msme or call our office at 338 4779.last_img read more

first_imgDAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that his country “will defend itself against any aggression,” signaling defiance to mounting Western warnings of a possible punitive strike over a suspected poison gas attack blamed on his regime.U.N. chemical weapons inspectors toured stricken rebel-held areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus for a third day Thursday.Amateur video posted online showed U.N. inspectors wearing gas masks walking through a damaged building. One inspector scooped pulverized debris from the ground, placed it in a glass container and wrapped the container in a plastic bag.The inspectors’ departure from Syria on Saturday could clear the path for possible military action against the Assad regime.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged Western powers to hold off on any decisions until his experts can present their findings to U.N. member states and the Security Council.The suspected chemical weapons attacks took place Aug. 21 in suburbs east and west of Damascus. The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders has said the strikes killed 355 people.President Barack Obama said he has not decided how the U.S. will respond. However, he signaled Wednesday that the U.S. is moving toward a punitive strike, saying he has “concluded” that Assad’s regime is behind the attacks and that there “need to be international consequences.”last_img read more

first_img Popular on Variety Redbox On Demand, the DVD kiosk operator’s digital video store, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month with a new development: Redbox apps are now featured on all Vizio SmartCast TVs.Redbox apps are already on TVs made by Samsung and LG, as well as the web, iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast and Roku. The addition of Vizio – also a top 10 brand – is significant, said Chris Yates, general manager of Redbox On Demand, who joined the company this fall.“Our expansion to Vizio SmartCast TVs brings Redbox On Demand to millions of families directly from their couches,” Yates said. “As we head into 2019, we’ll continue to focus on the importance of device expansion to make our app available on as many devices as possible.”Redbox is best known for its nationwide fleet of more than 40,000 red kiosks where consumers can rent DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays for about two bucks a night. In December 2017, seeking a new revenue stream, it launched a digital movie and TV store called Redbox On Demand. Like other digital retailers, Redbox On Demand charges customers significantly more to stream a movie online ($3.99 to $4.99 for new releases, $1.99 for older films) than to rent a disc at a kiosk (starting at $1.75).“The kiosk will always be the best value,” he said, “but if you want to watch it without leaving your home the value comes in the form of convenience, the ability to press a button on the remote and get the movie directly from the app.”Thomas K. Arnold is editorial director of Media Play News. Redbox On Demand lets customers buy or rent digital copies of films and shows over the internet, putting the company in the same digital retail space as Amazon Prime Video, Apple iTunes, FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and a handful of others.The service launched with more than 7,000 movie and TV show titles available for on-demand streaming or purchase and digital distribution deals with all major studios except the Walt Disney Co. (which successfully sued Redbox to block the sale of digital-download codes for Disney’s new releases).A year later, Redbox On Demand has “surpassed major milestones to become a real player in the competitive digital home entertainment space,” said Redbox CEO Galen Smith. “We’re seeing hundreds of thousands of customers, including bringing back folks we haven’t seen in a while.”More than 50% of Redbox On Demand transactions are from people who have either stopped renting discs at Redbox kiosks or never patronized Redbox before, according to Smith.To maintain the momentum, Smith said, Redbox is aggressively seeking out partnerships with consumer electronics companies to install Redbox On Demand apps on new TVs.Redbox also is expanding its library of content “to include more titles we know our customers want to watch,” Smith said. Since launch, the service has added about 5,000 titles, and Redbox On Demand now offers a selection of about 12,000.Redbox also is prepping its first-ever national ad campaign, which will promote both kiosk rentals and Redbox On Demand. Two national spots are in the works, bowing at the 2018 Redbox Bowl, a college football game between the Michigan State Spartans and the University of Oregon Ducks that will be held on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) at Levin’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., the home of the San Francisco 49ers.Smith sees Redbox On Demand as a way to transition consumers to the concept of bringing entertainment into their homes digitally. “We have a whole set of customers who might not have tried TVOD [transactional video on demand] or EST [electronic sell-through], and we think we can transition them to this new form of content delivery that they’re not yet using,” he said. “It’s a big opportunity for us to get them to stay within the Redbox ecosystem and serve their needs — and it helps the studios, as well, by getting consumers interested in doing a higher transaction.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite TODAY, October 16 is World Food Day. As the 20th World Food Day since the establishment of democracy in South Africa, a grim shadow of hunger and malnutrition hangs over the gains of the democratic era.A growing body of research on access to sufficient and nutritious food shows that this most basic of rights remains far from being fulfilled for millions of South Africans.Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) has developed a set of indicators to monitor and track progressive realisation of the right to food since the Constitution came into force in 1996. The 22 indicators cover multiple dimensions of the right to food and draw upon a range of South African and international data sources.The indicators provide a picture of food security in our country today, while showing how this picture has evolved (or regressed) over the past two decades.The good news is that there are fewer food insecure households today than in 1999 or 2005. Moreover, at a national level, there is a sufficient and growing supply of food for all in South Africa. The average supply of food available for individual consumption rose by 6% to 3007 kilocalories per person per day between 1999 and 2011.The bad news is that, despite this availability of food, over a quarter of the population still live in food insecure households, which regularly experience hunger. A further quarter of the population live in households, which are at risk of hunger. That’s over 26 million people who are either experiencing or at risk of experiencing hunger.This awful statistic is mainly due not to a lack of food availability, but to limited economic access to food among the poor. For example, annual inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages has been higher than CPI inflation in all but one year since 2002. Between 2008 and 2014, the cost of a basic food basket rose from R336 to R480 per month.  Households in the bottom three income deciles spend on average over a quarter of their consumption expenditure on food, making them highly vulnerable to these price hikes.In relation to nutrition, over half of rural households and almost half of urban informal households have a poor dietary diversity score. As a result of this lack of access to nutritious food, South Africa is experiencing a double crisis of both underweight and overweight adults. In 2012, 4.2% of women and 12.8% of men were found to be underweight, while 24.8% of women and 20.1% of men were overweight. These figures have changed very little since 1998.Some of the most alarming statistics relate to children. While more children are benefitting from school feeding and vitamin supplementation programmes than ever before, the percentage of children stunted by age 4 has increased from 21.6% in 1999 to 26.5% in 2012. The percentage of children with severe stunting by age 4 has also increased.Stunting is caused by prolonged inadequacy of food intake, repeated episodes of infections and/or repeated episodes of acute undernutrition, and has serious impacts on both physical and cognitive health and development. In other words, the full potential of over one in four children born in South Africa today is being limited and denied by a lack of access to sufficient and nutritious food.On this World Food Day, we urge the government to urgently reflect on its responsibility – and constitutional obligations – to the most vulnerable members of our society. Hunger and malnutrition must be consigned to the dustbin of history. The fruits of democracy must be enjoyed by all. * Article supplied by  SACSIS – the South African Civil Society Information Service. SACSIS is a nonprofit news agency that promotes social justice commentary.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Lincoln Riley is in the midst of preparing for Saturday night’s Orange Bowl against No. 1 Alabama, his second College Football Playoff semifinal in as many years as a head coach. Should his Oklahoma team stun the Tide, the focus would then (obviously) move toward the national championship game against either Clemson or Notre Dame.But once OU’s season ends, whether it be midnight on Saturday night or not until after the title game on Jan. 8, Riley’s focus will move toward the most pivotal decision in his young career as a head coach — hiring a new defensive coordinator.When we first wrote about Riley’s defensive coordinator search earlier this month, the focus was centered on two candidates in Alabama co-defensive coordinator Pete Golding and Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.Since then, sources have indicated that Golding will not be the hire, turning the focus toward Grinch. Golding publicly stated Thursday he has had no contact with Oklahoma.Alabama co-DC Pete Golding says he has had no communication with Oklahoma. Just looking forward to the game. #Sooners— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) December 27, 2018To reiterate: nothing is imminent at this time. Oklahoma plays Saturday, and Ohio State doesn’t play until Jan. 1. Oklahoma could play again a week after that if the Sooners win the Orange Bowl.But if a meeting between he and Riley goes well, the job could be Grinch’s if he wants it.Update: Bruce Feldman of the Athletic is now reporting Grinch is indeed the hire.BREAKING: #OhioState’s Alex Grinch is expected to become the next defensive coordinator at #OU, per source. He was a semifinalist for the 2017 Broyles Award. Grinch worked wonders at WAZZU turning a defense ranked outside the top 100 into one ranked No. 34 by the time he left WSU— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 4, 2019As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.last_img read more

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 27, 2018 5:40 pm PDT Forest Whitaker files for divorce from Keisha Nash-Whitaker AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LOS ANGELES — Forest Whitaker has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Keisha Nash-Whitaker.The 57-year-old “Black Panther” actor cites irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The brief document says the exact value of the couple’s assets and debts are unclear and will be determined later.The couple has two daughters together, and each has a child from a previous relationship. All four are adults.Whitaker’s other credits include “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” ”The Crying Game” and “The Last King of Scotland,” for which he won an Academy Award for best actor in 2007.The 46-year-old Nash-Whitaker has had a few minor credits as an actress and producer.The two met on the set of the 1994 film “Blown Away,” and they married in 1996.The Associated Presslast_img read more