Zayn Khan elected FMSCI President

first_imgBangalore, Sep 22 (PTI) Zayn Khan was today unanimously elected as the new president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India at the council meeting here. Khan was elected to replace R Bharath Raj, who passed away while serving as president on August 15. The meeting was chaired by FMSCI Chairman Vijay Mallya and was attended by all councillors. Khan is a resident of Hyderabad and represents the Western India Automobile Association. He has years of hands-on experience in the sport and has contributed a lot for the technical side of the sport in India. As head of the stewards development, training and deployment, Khan has extensive knowledge about rallying. He also has experience in officiating at the international level and is hence a true administrator. “It is overwhelming. I hope to bring unity to the FMSCI. Bharath was a good friend and I would like to take forward his tenure on a high note,” Khan said. “My immediate priorities would be to visit a lot of the clubs and promote the sport. We are at the absolute peak of motorsport in the country. Promotion of motorsport, publicity, getting more eyeballs to the sport and generally pushing the sport to the forefront in India are things I would like to strive at with the help of the team,” he said in a release. “There are three rounds left in the rallying season this year. Rallying will be in focus in Chikmagalur in December since the town is hosting the Asia Cup round. If all goes well, we could see an Asia-Pacific Rally Championship round in 2016. “We would like to interact with the media at more regular intervals. We seek the support of the media in spreading the sport in the country. I would say this is the golden period for the sport in India. With the way things are in Europe and China, Indian can become the centre of motorsport if we play our cards right,” he added. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Indian, Windies stars look to rock US as ICC eyes new market

first_imgFort Lauderdale (US), Aug 26 (PTI) Cricket will seek to reach out to the untapped American market when the sports most followed practitioners, India, lock horns with the West Indies in their maiden international game in the US here tomorrow. The two Twenty20 Internationals over the weekend will be the first instance of India being involved in a competitive match in the USA. Days after India cruised to victory in the four-match Test series for their third successive triumph on the Caribbean soil, the teams seasoned campaigner Mahendra Singh Dhoni will return to lead the side in the two limited overs games at the Central Broward Regional Park, the only purpose-built cricket stadium in the US. It is the only ICC certified ODI standard stadium facility in the USA and hosted six Caribbean Premier League matches last month. The 14-member Indian team will see the return of as many as 11 regular players who were rested from the tour to Zimbabwe in May earlier this year. Dhoni, who retired from the longest format of the game in December 2014, is scheduled to play just seven more matches in 2016 — two T20Is against the West Indies in USA and 5 ODIs against New Zealand in India. Dhonis last assignment was against Zimbabwe where he led a young Indian team, sans the stars, to victory in both the ODIs and T20I series in Harare in June. The two-match series is going to be the first of what will develop into an annual event in the USA as part of efforts to reach out to new markets and audiences. Even though India won the Test series 2-0, players from the Test squad are coming with hardly any recent match practice because of the rain-affected fourth Test in Port-of-Spain where the last four days didnt see any play. Indian coach Anil Kumble was, however, still optimistic about a good performance in what will be his first assignment with Dhoni. “This is the first time that Ill be working with MS, obviously we have played together over a long period of time and we had a chat yesterday and today as well,” Kumble said. “Im really looking forward to working with him and the new set of boys like (Jasprit) Bumrah whos joined as well. Ive worked with him in the IPL so its nice to be a part of the India dressing room again,” he added. PTI AH PM AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Real Madrid a draw away from La Liga title after win over Celta Vigo

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has taken Real Madrid to the verge of its first Spanish league title in five years.Ronaldo scored early in each half as Madrid defeated 10-man Celta Vigo 4-1 on Wednesday to retake the league lead from Barcelona and move within a point of winning the title.A draw at mid-table Malaga in the final round on Sunday will allow Madrid to lift the trophy and avoid its longest title drought in La Liga since the 1980s.”One game to go,” Ronaldo said. “We have to keep going until the end.”The victory at Celta in a game postponed from February because of bad weather gave Madrid a three-point lead over Barcelona, which hosts eighth-place Eibar in its final match on Sunday. The Catalan club still has a chance of winning its third straight title because of a better head-to-head tiebreaker.”We played with a very good attitude, with a lot of determination and personality,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We knew that the three points were the most important thing, but we went out there to play, the win was only a consequence.”Madrid played with an extra man after the controversial sending off of Celta forward Iago Aspas, who picked up a second yellow in the 62nd minute for an alleged dive inside the area after a challenge by Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.Celta players loudly complained, and there were more complaints a few moments later when Ronaldo fell inside the other box in an apparent flop – but was not shown a yellow card that would have suspended him from the final round.advertisementRonaldo opened the scoring at the Balaidos Stadium after picking up the ball just outside the area and firing a firm left-foot shot into the corner. The ball went through the legs of defender Gustavo Cabral and gave goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez no chance.Ronaldo added to the lead after halftime with a well-placed shot from inside the area after receiving a perfectly timed pass by Francisco “Isco” Alarcon in a breakaway.It was Ronaldo’s 13th goal in his last eight matches, and 24th in league. The Portugal star missed the chance for a hat trick in the 75th minute, incredibly missing from close range with only the goalkeeper to beat.”I did the hardest part, which was to score the first goal and then the second,” Ronaldo said. “Obviously it’s not common for me to miss like that, but it can happen, I’m human and I also make mistakes.”Ronaldo hadn’t played an away match in the league since March, a run of four straight games.Celta, with nothing left to play for, improved after conceding the first goal and started to threaten, with Aspas creating a series of chances. But its hopes of a comeback started to sink after Ronaldo found the net for the second time, and then sank further after Aspas was dismissed.Celta’s lone goal was scored by John Guidetti with a shot from outside the area in the 69th, just a minute before Karim Benzema restored Madrid’s two-goal lead from close range after a left-flank cross by Marcelo. Toni Kroos completed the scoring in the 88th.Celta had eliminated Zidane’s team from the Copa del Rey quarterfinals this year, beating Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and drawing 2-2 at the Balaidos. It reached the semifinals of the Europa League, being eliminated by Manchester United.The game against Celta was originally scheduled to be played on Feb. 5 but was postponed because heavy winds damaged the roof of the Balaidos, making it unsafe for players and spectators.Madrid wanted to avoid Celta so late in the season, but there were no other dates available as Celta was in the Europa League and Madrid in the Champions League. Madrid will play Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3.last_img read more

Data recorder recovered from Leicester owner’s helicopter

first_imgLeicester, Oct 29 (AP) The flight data recorder recovered from the helicopter that crashed with the Leicester soccer team’s owner on board is being examined by investigators, authorities said Monday.Thai retail entrepreneur Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people were killed in Saturday’s crash outside the King Power Stadium following a Premier League match.The aircraft spiralled out of control and burst in flames.Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Vichai’s son, brought a wreath on Monday to add to a collection of flowers, jerseys and club memorabilia that was growing two days after the disaster.Inspectors are expected to remain on site until the end of the week, when the wreckage is to be transported to specialist facilities for a detailed examination, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said.Experts with specialties in engineering, operations, flight data and human factors are working on the investigation.”We recovered the digital flight data recorder (voice and data) on Sunday afternoon and one of our inspectors travelled back to Farnborough with the recorder the same evening,” the AAIB said in a statement.”Today, our inspectors in Farnborough will start working on the recorder, which was subject to intense heat as a result of the post-accident fire.”Police have not provided an update on the investigation, but wrote on Twitter its drone “was not in flight at the time the helicopter left the stadium.”Although only with Leicester for eight years, Vichai had a lasting impact on English soccer as the owner of the team that produced one of the greatest shocks in sports by winning the Premier League title at 5,000-1 odds in 2016.advertisementThrough horse racing and polo, the owner of Thailand’s King Power duty-free chain became known to members of the British royal family, playing on occasion with Princes Charles and William.He spent millions establishing his polo team, the King Power Foxes, which began in 2014 and has enjoyed success at the top levels of competition in Britain.”I was lucky to have known Vichai for several years,” said Prince William, the second-in-line to the British throne. “He was a businessman of strong values who was dedicated to his family and who supported a number of important charitable causes.He made such a big contribution to football, not least through Leicester City’s magical 2016 season that captured the imagination of the world.”Vichai’s close bond with the community in Leicester was reflected in the tributes to the owner who bankrolled the team’s return to the Premier League in 2014 and the improbable title triumph.”The outpouring of grief is a testament to how many people’s lives were touched by those on board,” Prime Minister Theresa May said.Two members of Vichai’s staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, also died along with pilot Eric Swaffer and co-pilot Izabela Roza Lechowicz.In a regular scene after matches that had become a symbol of Vichai’s ownership, the helicopter took off from the center circle on the field after Saturday’s game against West Ham.It cleared the stadium roof before it plummeted into an adjacent parking lot in flames.Leicester’s next game, which had been scheduled for Tuesday against Southampton in the League Cup, has been postponed. (AP) RUPRUPlast_img read more

Manish Pandey has added strength at No.3 for SRH: Mohammad Nabi

first_imgIn the absence of big-hitting David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, the number three batting slot is best suited for Manish Pandey says his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Mohammed Nabi.Batting at number three, Pandey scored an unbeaten 71 off 47 balls as he hit a last-ball six to help SRH tie the match with Mumbai Indians on Thursday, though the visitors lost the game in Super Over.”I think No. 3 is a good position for him. Over the last few games, he has consistently performed. It’s very good for the team as well because Bairstow and Warner have gone back home. Pandey has come and added strength,” said Nabi at the post match press conference.Brilliant game of cricket this has been.Onto the Super Over now . Second of the season (@IPL) May 2, 2019Nabi said in spite of their best efforts Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga were difficult to score off with their yorker-length deliveries. Nabi and Pandey added 49 runs in SRH chase.”We tried to hit big ones, but they bowled brilliantly. The ball was reversing with Malinga and Bumrah. And they bowled brilliant yorkers as well. I thought we’ll go for the big hits but it’s not possible to hit yorkers for six. That’s why we took singles.”The thinking was hit one or two big shots, because the wicket was easy to play. Everyone knows Bumrah is the best in death overs, he bowled brilliantly in the last overs as well as the Super Over, said Nabi who scored 31 in 20 balls.advertisement@im_manishpandey #SRH (@IPL) May 2, 2019Rashid Khan could not stop Mumbai Indians in the Super Over but Nabi defended the decision of handing the ball to his Afghanistan compatriot, saying he was the best option for the job.Needing 9 for victory in the Super Over, Hardik Pandya carted Khan over the straight field in the first ball for a six to virtually seal the contest and Mumbai Indian’s place in the play-offs.”Everyone knows Rashid is a brilliant bowler and he bowled brilliantly in the four overs. That’s why we decided to bowl Rashid. It happens in cricket,” said Nabi.”In front of a quality player as well, it’s tough. But if you assess the conditions and variations and also read the mind of the batsman, then it will be easy for the bowler,” he added.”It is disappointing because if we can’t win on such pitches and lose after coming so close, then it is bad luck for our team. The whole tournament we have come close and lost matches. In the last match (against RCB) we will give 110 per cent and hope that we qualify for Play-offs,” he ended on an optimistic note.Also Read | Shame we ended up on wrong side: Kane Williamson after SRH’s Super Over loss vs MIAlso Read | Feels good: Rohit Sharma elated as Mumbai Indians seal IPL 2019 playoffs berthAlso Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians overcome SRH in Super Over to reach playoffsAlso Read | IPL 2019 Playoff Scenarios: 4 teams in race for the final berthlast_img read more

Atlanta’s Barco deal next step in MLS evolution

first_imgTransfers ‘Liga MX will be running scared’ – Atlanta United’s Barco signing the next step in MLS evolution Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 22:29 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ezequiel Barco Independiente Buda Mendes Transfers Atlanta United MLS Having signed the 18-year-old in a record-breaking transfer, the second-year club has embraced the idea of nurturing and reselling young talent PHILADELPHIA — Ezequiel Barco isn’t exactly a household name.The 18-year-old playmaker doesn’t bring the transcendent star power that the likes of David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Kaka offered MLS. Even calling him a known commodity would be a stretch.Yet Barco required the most expensive transfer fee in MLS history. After Atlanta United announced the Argentina youth international’s arrival from Independiente on Friday, club president Darren Eales confirmed the reported fee of $15 million is “in the ballpark.” Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player While Barco will carry high expectations on the field, his impact is expected to spread beyond goals, assists and points in the standings. If it doesn’t, then Atlanta owner Arthur Blank won’t be getting his money’s worth.”For the bigger picture, I think this is a huge signing for the league,” Eales said at Friday’s MLS SuperDraft. “This is a kid who is 18 years old, who is one of the top teenagers in the world, who is being approached by European clubs, had the offer to go, but he was sold on the vision of Atlanta United. He dug his heels and he was determined to move. I think that says a lot for where MLS is going now that we can attract these type of players.”While Barco has just 57 first-team appearances under his belt, the 5-foot-6 attacker has already earned plaudits for his control on the ball and creative prowess. Confidence seems readily available as well: Facing Flamengo last month at the Maracana, Barco converted a penalty for the goal that clinched the Copa Sudamericana title.Having built last year’s expansion side around Paraguayan playmaker Miguel Almiron, 23, and Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez, 24, Atlanta went even younger and pricier as the club banked on the South American pipeline once more this offseason. A former Tottenham executive, Eales called it the “hardest deal I’ve done.””Credit to the kid — he gave up stuff to come here, he really wanted to be a part of this league,” Atlanta technical director Carlos Bocanegra said. “It makes me feel good about our club and about our league, a league of choice, that he knows this is another steppingstone in his career that’s going to help his development and improve him as he goes on and on.”Darren Eales quote GFXAlthough MLS has long been derided as a “retirement league,” Atlanta has played its part in shedding that perception. Rather than pay big money for a star on the brink of calling it quits, Eales has directed resources to young players looking for a bridge to Europe. While he argued the cash spent on an aging star becomes “dead money,” a talented prospect can produce for a couple of years before rewarding that investment with a transfer fee.”Every club is a part of that pipeline and that sort of supply chain,” Eales said. “So my view was you could attract top talent, and if you could then move them on then that’s good for everybody because you can reinvest those funds and get that next young player.”It’s easier for us to go to other players in South America or around the world and say, ‘Look, this league, MLS, is a league that’s going places. You can come here, be a superstar for a while and then still get that move to a top club.’ Hopefully, ultimately, what we want to do is be able to retain that talent when the league goes from strength to strength and becomes one of the top three or four in the world.”Game changer. @EzeBarco10.— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) January 21, 2018A signing like Barco isn’t just about long-term sustainability and brand building. Almiron and Martinez paid immediate dividends for Atlanta, posting Best XI campaigns as United became the first expansion team since 2009 to make the playoffs. Eschewing the notion of a short-term stay, both players are returning for a second season under coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.The undoubted pinnacle of CONCACAF, Liga MX has long embraced its status as an appealing destination for South American talent. Now Atlanta has positioned itself as a formidable player in that market, and laid a blueprint for other MLS clubs to potentially follow.”MLS has to be a league that can attract that young talent,” Eales said. “The Liga MX will be running scared, and even the big European clubs now can’t assume they can just take and cherry pick that talent from South America. We’ve shown [MLS] is a valuable league to develop the player. They can learn English, they can do all of those things that help de-risk a move to a European club. That’s where I see MLS’ place at the moment, but I think it’s great for us now. We’re getting talented players who excite our crowd that drives the league.”It’s all theoretically quite enticing — but contingent on a player like Barco panning out. If Barco hasn’t made a name for himself by the time his multi-year deal ends, that carefully crafted philosophy collapses.”He needs to produce,” Bocanegra said. “And we need to make sure he lives up to his potential.”last_img read more

Reus display uplifting for BVB – Stoger

first_imgMarco Reus Reus’ uplifting Borussia Dortmund return impresses coach Stoger Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 18:23 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Borussia Dortmund Michy Batshuayi Borussia Dortmund v Hamburger SV Bundesliga Th attacker made his first appearance of the season after overcoming a cruciate ligament injury and his coach was delighted to see him in action Marco Reus’ performance on his first Borussia Dortmund outing since May was “uplifting” for head coach Peter Stoger.Germany international Reus did not look like a player who had been out of action for nine months due to anterior cruciate ligament damage as he buzzed around the pitch and showed a delicate touch from the opening minute.The 28-year-old was replaced by Mario Gotze with 19 minutes remaining and the substitute scored in stoppage time to clinch a 2-0 win over Hamburg on Saturday. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It was the first time the attacker has featured for the new boss, having been out for all of Peter Bosz’s spell in charge, and Stoger was delighted to see him on the field.”Reus’ performance was uplifting but that’s not surprising,” Stoger said. “He could have played the full 90 minutes today.”It was a tough match against well-organised opposition. We’re glad we won. It gives us bit of a rest and takes us a step further.”Reus wore the captain’s armband with Marcel Schmelzer still absent due to an ankle injury and was pleased to return to the squad with a victory.”We didn’t show our best performance but at this stage it’s just important to score and get the three points,” he told Sky.”We created chances and if we put on a bit more pressure the second goal would probably have come sooner.”We know we still have a lot of work to do.”Michy Batshuayi scored Dortmund’s opener – his third goal in two appearances since joining on loan from Chelsea on transfer deadline day – and he is targeting another strong showing in the first leg of the Europa League last-32 tie against Atalanta.”I am very happy with the goal and the win. It is extremely important that we have two wins and stay near the top in the table,” Batshuayi said.”The link-up with my team-mates is getting better and better. But still, I’ll be watching the game back tonight to see what I did well and bad so I can play better on Thursday.”last_img read more

Take to the Streets in the Reef Spiniker Mid

first_img 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations A classy pair of leather mid-tops is easily the most versatile shoe. It can take you from work, to happy hour, all the way through a fancy dinner.Normally nice leather shoes can run you hundreds of dollars, and unless you find the perfect pair, there’s no way you’ll find them as comfortable as Reef’s Spiniker.You might recognize Reef from that pair of flip-flops that haven’t fallen apart even though you’ve taken them to the beach a thousand times. That same essence flows through the Spiniker Mids as well.Reef’s own Swellular outsole helps provide plenty of cushion while gripping the ground. Inside, you’ll find a pair of injection molded cushions for an extra layer of comfort, and quilted sides that won’t rub or scratch even if you decide to wear shorter socks.The distressed leathers, on the other hand, are decidedly less beach-bound. They come out of the box bearing some light marks and discoloration, for a worn look that isn’t trying too hard. Ours had a lovely orange gradient near the toebox, and a little scratching. Just enough to make them look lived in. It’s also nice to not have to worry about scuffing or scratching a pair of leather shoes.While waxed brown laces will probably be the most common, there’s a set of lighter laces in the box for a more summer-focused look. That said, the Spinikers are a solid shoe for any easy-going occasion, from beers and board-shorts to evenings over a nice bottle of wine. It’s hard to find a pair of shoes you can say that about, especially for just $110.The Spiniker Mid is available from Reef’s store in both light brown — the color pictured above — and a darker brown leather. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men 8 Pairs of Sneakers to Keep Clean and Crispy for Special Occasions What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul last_img read more

In the news today Aug 9

first_imgSeven stories in the news for Thursday, Aug. 9———PM TRUDEAU STANDING FIRM ON SAUDI ARABIAPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says diplomatic talks with Saudi Arabia will continue but he’s not backing down on Canada’s criticism of the kingdom over the arrest of several social activists last week. Trudeau says Canada is engaging directly with the Saudi government in a bid to restore diplomatic ties between the two countries. But an apology from Canada or a withdrawal of the human rights concerns Canada raised, is not on the table.———SINGH TO RUN IN B.C. BYELECTIONFederal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh took aim at the Liberal government’s investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline while announcing he’ll run for a seat in Parliament in Burnaby, B.C. Singh announced Wednesday he’ll run in Burnaby South, which former New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart recently gave up to run for mayor in Vancouver. Singh also said he’s running because he wants the government to invest in housing and universal coverage of prescription medications.———WORKER DIES AT SITE OF B.C. WILDFIREA logging company employee has died while working at a wildfire in the Nanaimo Lakes area on Vancouver Island. The province’s workplace safety authority say the TimberWest employee was found dead in a vehicle south of Nanaimo late Monday. “The worker was not a firefighter. Early information indicates the worker was making a delivery to forest wildfire fighters,” WorkSafeBC spokeswoman Trish Knight Chernecki said. The person’s name, age and gender have not been released.———BLAIR CALLS GUN VIOLENCE “SIGNIFICANT CONCERN”Border Security Minister Bill Blair says Canada’s handgun laws are effective, but the federal government will consider additional restrictions in certain parts of the country. Blair says it’ll also look at other measures to help reduce gun violence. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked the former Toronto police chief with conducting a “deep analysis” across government to examine what additional steps could be taken to tackle gun violence.———VICTORIA TO REMOVE STATUE OF JOHN A. MACDONALDA statue of former prime minister John A. Macdonald will be removed from the front entrance of Victoria City Hall as a gesture of reconciliation with First Nations, says Mayor Lisa Helps. Macdonald may have been Canada’s first prime minister, but Helps says he was also a “key architect” of the residential school system. The statue will be placed in storage.———POT-BASED MEDICAL PET PRODUCTS CLOSER TO FRUITIONCanadian pets are a few steps closer to getting their paws on pot-based medical treatments in Canada as more cannabis companies research marijuana’s efficacy for companion animals. Canopy Growth Corp. is the latest medical marijuana company to enter the potentially lucrative pet market. This week, it said it would embark on a Health Canada-approved clinical trial to research the use of cannabis-based products to treat animal anxiety.———FOREIGNER’S MUSICAL READY TO ROLLIt really was “Feels Like The First Time” for Foreigner founder Mick Jones as he watched a rehearsal for “Jukebox Hero” — a musical based on the group’s songs. “Jukebox Hero” tells the story of a hard-hit Pennsylvania town that is saved with the help of a local rock star who stages a benefit concert. Jones said it is set in the Rust Belt where communities that once produced of steel are struggling. “JukeBox Hero” is to run for three days in Calgary, four in Edmonton and then five days in Toronto in February.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— A funeral will be held in Montreal for former Quebec education minister Paul Gerin-Lajoie. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend.— The Nova Scotia PC Party will hold a leadership debate in Halifax.— A hearing will be held in Halifax on a motion by a former taxi driver to quash a sexual assault charge from 2012.— Statistics Canada will release the new housing price index for June and a cannabis survey.— B.C. Attorney General David Eby and ICBC chairwoman Joy MacPhail announce proposed changes premium calculations.— A court hearing will be held in Ottawa for ex-NHL player Dave (Tiger) Williams in relation to sexual assault charges on a military flight.last_img read more


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This year’s ceremony was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. Notable nominees include Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk”, which scored its first Emmy nom for Outstanding Informative Talk Show this year, and “Entertainment Tonight”, which is up for its fifth Emmy in the Outstanding Entertainment News Program category.See the full list of winner below: Advertisementcenter_img 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Moroccan Woman Arrested for Trying to Smuggle 2300g of Cocaine

first_imgCasablanca- Customs officers in Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport arrested on Saturday a Moroccan citizen coming from São Paulo (Brazil) after she had attempted smuggling 2300 grams of cocaine.According to news website Le360, a Moroccan citizen coming from São Paulo attempted to smuggle 2300 grams of cocaine in Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca, before her attempt was thwarted by custom officers.According to the same source, the police found that the suspect, a 39-year-old woman, tried to smuggle the 2300 grams of cocaine in three separate jam jars. The suspect used to travel frequently between Morocco and Brazil, where her husband lives.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is changing its name to Bausch Health Companies

MONTREAL — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. says it’s changing its name to Bausch Health Companies Inc.The company, which has been working to turn itself around in recent years, says the switch will come in July and also involves changing its stock market ticker symbol to BHC.In the past two years, the company says it has completed more than a dozen divestitures and reduced its debt by more than 20 per cent.The announcement came as Valeant reported a loss in its latest quarter as it took a $2.2-billion goodwill impairment charge related to its Salix and Ortho Dermatologics businesses.Valeant says it lost $2.69 billion or $7.68 per diluted share in the quarter compared with a profit of $628 million or $1.79 per diluted share in the same quarter last year. Revenue totalled nearly $2 billion, down from nearly $2.11 billion a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Valeant says it earned $312 million in the quarter, up from $273 million in the same quarter last year.Valeant also raised its outlook for the year.It now expects full-year revenues in the range of $8.15 billion to $8.35 billion, up from earlier expectations for $8.10 billion to $8.30 billion.Full-year adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciatation and amoritzation are expected to be in the range of $3.15 billion to $3.30 billion, up from $3.05 billion to $3.20 billion read more

Energy shares depress Toronto stock market ahead of OPEC meeting later this

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 24, 2014 6:13 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market snapped a six-session run of gains Monday, with energy stocks a major weight ahead of a key meeting of the OPEC oil cartel later this week.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 95.72 points to 15,015.41.The Canadian dollar lost 0.4 of a cent to 88.58 cents US.New York’s Dow industrials gained 7.84 points to 17,817.9, the Nasdaq rose 41.92 points to 4,754.89 and the S&P advanced 5.91 points to 2,069.41.The TSX energy sector fell two per cent as the January crude contract in New York dropped 73 cents to US$75.78 a barrel ahead of Thursday’s meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The major question on markets is whether OPEC will respond to sharply lower prices by cutting production.“In the Canadian market, it’s such a large element, it’s such a large weighting (and) it’s going to significantly influence our market here,” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at 3MACS, adding that current prices around $75 seem at the low end.“I find it hard to believe we’re going to settle in at $60 for example. I would say $75 to $85 to me is comfortable for the economy.”Oil prices have tumbled about 30 per cent from mid-summer amid rising supplies, lower demand and a strengthening U.S. dollar that has pressured all commodities priced in that currency.Aside from energy and mining stocks, the mood was fairly positive thanks in part to a surprise interest rate cut by China’s central bank on Friday, its first such move in more than two years. It was seen as a sign of increasing official concern after economic growth tumbled to a five-year low of 7.3 per cent in the latest quarter.Confidence about Europe also improved Monday after a survey showed German business confidence rose in November after six consecutive months of declines. The Ifo institute said that its confidence index rose to 104.7 points in November from 103.2 points in October.Elsewhere on the TSX, the base metals sector shed 1.7 per cent while the December copper contract was three cents lower at US$3 a pound.The gold sector fell one per cent as the December bullion contract lost $2 to US$1,195.70 an ounce.Advancers were led by a 0.66 per cent rise in industrial stocks and a 0.5 per cent pop in the consumer discretionary sector.On the corporate front, Toronto-based private equity firm Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX) is buying Swiss food packaging company SIG Combibloc Group AG for as much as $4.66 billion. Onex will pay $4.44 billion at the close of the transaction for SIG and up to an additional $217 million if the company meets financial targets in 2015 and 2016. Onex shares gained 94 cents to $65.10.Shares in Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX:HBC) ran ahead $1.62 or eight per cent to $21.82 after it announced it was taking out a US$1.25 billion, 20-year mortgage for the ground floor of its Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Energy shares depress Toronto stock market ahead of OPEC meeting later this week read more

More than a pamphlet businesses encouraged to buoyup for crisis

More than a pamphlet: businesses encouraged to buoy-up for crisis by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jul 14, 2015 12:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Courtesy of The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) is visiting local businesses by the hundreds to share best practices for preparedness in the event of a disruption caused by something unforeseen.The new Business Continuity Plan is about understanding the risks a businesses could face and knowing what steps to take to continue operating. The campaign was born of the 2013 flood that shut down operations and dogged many downtown businesses for weeks and even months. Tom Sampson, director of CEMA, said even a power outage can take a toll. “Those kinds of things affect businesses. Your air conditioning doesn’t work so people don’t want to be inside. You don’t have power so you can’t run your cash register. There are a host of things that you can do that minimize business loss.”CEMA staff are distributing a workbook-like brochure to businesses and have also set up an online continuity tool for both businesses and families caught up in an emergency management situation. read more

Womens World Cup Preview The US And Sweden Have A Score To

Check out FiveThirtyEight’s Women’s World Cup predictions.“Dancing Swedes Shock USA” is how FIFA described the last World Cup result between the U.S. and Sweden in 2011. FIFA, the U.S. and the rest of the world were understandably shocked — the U.S. had never lost a group-stage game at the World Cup before. Four years and one head coach swap later, the teams meet again tonight in their second Group D games. Can Sweden shock the world again?According to FiveThirtyEight’s forecast, the chances that Sweden beats the U.S. aren’t great. The USWNT has a 58 percent chance of winning and a 22 percent chance of drawing — pregame odds not dissimilar to the team’s first game against Australia. The U.S. won its World Cup opener 3-1, but the final score doesn’t reflect its early struggle to settle the ball and connect in the final third, two things that will be important against a better Swedish team, and for the rest of the tournament (solo runs by Megan Rapinoe will take the U.S. only so far).On the other side of Group D, Sweden was also favored to win its opening match — 59 percent to Nigeria’s 20 percent — but the Swedes were outpaced and out-hustled by the Super Falcons. In that game, Sweden was shocked, drawing 3-3. Sweden coasted on an early lead, but looked flat in the second half as Asisat Oshoala came flying down the flanks and Ngozi Okobi threaded balls between the seams. Nigeria scored three times in the second half against a shaky Swedish defense. Sweden is still likely to advance from Group D (67 percent), but its mediocre result against Nigeria means it’s far from safe.Tonight’s match is huge for both teams, with Sweden looking to solidify a spot in the knockout rounds and the U.S. women looking for redemption after the last World Cup and against their former coach (who hasn’t hesitated to say how she feels about her former players). There’s a lot at stake in this game, so we’ve made another in-game cheat sheet — a guide to when U.S. fans should start to worry and when it’s safe to relax. (You can read more about the in-game win probability model we made for women’s soccer.)If the game is tied, the USWNT’s chances of defeat hold steady around 20 percent for most of the match. Like we said before, loss probability is largely fixed, so the U.S. is trading win probability for draw probability the longer the game remains tied. If the U.S. hasn’t taken the lead by about 55 minutes, a U.S. win and a draw become about equally likely, and after that a draw becomes the most likely outcome.In the event that the U.S. trails Sweden by one goal, the stress should start to kick in around 73 minutes. With that score, the probability of a U.S. loss is just slightly greater than that of a draw for most of the first half. But at about 73 minutes, the loss probability shoots up above 60 percent. If the Americans are still down by a goal then, they might need another hail-Abby. read more

Football Ohio State plays most complete game when most needed

Ohio State players celebrate after Sevyn Banks scored a touchdown in the second half of the game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Ohio State won 62-39. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State senior right tackle Isaiah Prince did not want to look at the scoreboard. He said, before the game, the offense made that deal, that it would not look at the scoreboard, at how many points the unit was putting up against Michigan.“We said we were going to stick together and play the best we can together,” Prince said. As the fans flooded onto the sidelines as the clock hit zeros, Prince saw what the scoreboard read: No. 10 Ohio State 62, No. 4 Michigan 39. The scoreboard showed the most complete performance that Ohio State has had this season in the game it needed to happen in most. For redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones, he knew what the expectation was. He said the coaching staff gave the players a blueprint to succeed against the Wolverines. This blueprint led to 567 yards of offense against the No. 1 total defense in the country, limiting a defensive line of redshirt senior Chase Winovich and junior Rashan Gary to zero sacks, recording only two tackles for loss. This blueprint led to Ohio State disrupting Michigan junior quarterback Shea Patterson, recording three sacks and five tackles for loss. But this is the same blueprint that Ohio State has had in games like this in the past. In the first time the Buckeyes have been the underdog since the 2015 National Championship against Oregon, Jones admitted something his team has lived by this season. “We play down or play up to our competition and we definitely played above and beyond today,” Jones said. Head coach Urban Meyer said there is never such a thing as a “bad win.” No matter the opponent, whether it is Michigan, Indiana or Maryland, he said “it’s really hard to win a college football game. And, just like any other game, the Buckeyes came into the game knowing which areas the offense and defense alike could exploit, areas of weakness. Redshirt senior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said he saw that Michigan played a lot of press-man coverages, allowing for receivers to find space to run from the slot. The Buckeyes mercilessly attacked the Wolverines with the mesh route, which led to redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins completing 19 of 30 passes for 318 yards, throwing five touchdowns and breaking single-season conference records in the process. Jones said he saw a zone blocking scheme that gave Ohio State a unique ability to get into the backfield, keeping Michigan to 3.4 yards per rush in the first half along with getting Patterson and Michigan senior running back Karan Higdon on the ground consistently. “That gave us an advantage because we knew their game plan and we just sacked them,” Jones said. All in all, this was the game that brought everything together, encapsulated the potential, the level Ohio State wanted to be playing at for the entire season. “That was a love game,” Meyer said. “That was one of those things that you hear the word ’brotherhood,’ and why do you really play? Why does a true soldier fight? It’s not for the hatred of those in front of you; it’s for the love of those behind you. And that’s a great quote that we live by, and they proved it today.” But Ohio State had something to prove too. It had to prove that it was still in the conversation of being worthy for playoff contention.Because that’s all Jones had been hearing about. It’s something he said can be ignored, but he knows it’s there and he uses it as fuel. “Hearing the outside noise talking about how we can’t do this, we can’t stop that, that definitely fueled us 10 times more than what you guys even know,” Jones said. “We all carried the burden of people saying that we are not good.”  The playoff conversation returned Saturday afternoon after the Buckeyes put up 62 points, the most points it had scored in the history of the rivalry and the most points Michigan has allowed in a regulation game in its history. Even with the success, Dixon still believes the offense has not peaked. “For us, we always think we can do better,” Dixon said. “We always think we can be better, so I still don’t think we are at the best level we can be, but it’s better. We are moving in the right direction.” Prince did not expect any huge numbers offensively, any stifling numbers from the Ohio State defense. He came in praying, simply, just for a win. “I prayed before the game and I said ‘I don’t really care what happens here in this game as long as we come out with a win for my senior day, it would make me the most happiest person,’” Prince said. When Prince looked at the scoreboard, he saw a win, but he said he also still saw a possibility to achieve every goal Ohio State had prior to the start of the 2018 season. read more

Notorious inmate Charles Bronson asks Coronation Street actress girlfriend to marry him

first_imgHe has taken up art and now goes by the name Charles Salvador, in a nod to his favourite artist Salvador Dali.Miss Williamson, who has also appeared in Hollyoaks and Fred and Rose West drama Appropriate Adult, said they had been in a relationship for five months.She said: “I know he has a public image of being a violent prisoner, but in reality he is so different. He can never change the things he has done in the past, but he is working so hard to put that behind him.”There are obviously difficulties him being in prison cause our relationship, but we feel so strongly about each other we’re determined to make it work.”Miss Williamson, of Stoke-on-Trent, wore a necklace spelling out Salvador and a revealing red dress for Monday’s visit. Actress Paula Williamson Charles Bronson spent 37 of his years in jail in solitary confinementCredit:Cherri Gilham/REX/Shutterstock Charles Bronson, the notorious life inmate, has asked his actress girlfriend to marry him, it was reported on Tuesday.Bronson, 64, often called Britain’s most violent prisoner, went down on one knee when Paula Williamson visited him in HMP Wakefield.The twice-married armed robber, who had been in jail for 40 years, had planned to make the proposal of Valentine’s Day by having a ring delivered to her house and serenading her by phone. Charles Bronsoncenter_img Miss Williamson, 36, who has been in Coronation Street and played a stripper in Emmerdale, told The Sun: “We are so in love.”I’ve had relationships with both men and women in the past but none of them come close to my love for Charlie.”He’s so eccentric, but so am I. It’s a perfect match.”Bronson spent 37 of his years in jail in solitary confinement, after repeatedly having his sentence increased for attacking prison staff and taking them hostage. Actress Paula WilliamsonCredit:Brides of Comedy/Youtube 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

Guidelines for helping save money on health technologies are updated

first_imgHIQA IS LOOKING for the thoughts of healthcare decision-makers on its updated guidelines on the financial impact of health technologies.With the HSE projecting a year-end deficit of €105 million in its most recent report, healthcare spending is being scrutinised.Now HIQA has revised the national guidelines on the economic evaluation and budget impact analysis of health technologies, and has put them out for consultation.It says that the guidelines outline the appropriate methods for evaluating the cost-effectiveness and budget impact of health technologies. This is to help healthcare decision makers to improve the accuracy of technology assessments and help to support decision making around allocation of funding for technologies.Máirín Ryan, Director of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) at HIQA, explained to that the guidelines are for decision makers at all levels in the healthcare arena.She said they will help them look at the financial implications of bringing in a new health technology – be it a new drug, new screening programme or device, for example. They can use the guidelines to assess the budget impacts and if it is good value compared to other interventions.These national guidelines have been used since they were originally published in 2010 and are now being updated to reflect changes in methodology that have occurred in the last three years.“In an era of austerity, it is of key importance that decisions to invest or disinvest in technologies and services are underpinned by evidence generated by solid methods,” said Ryan.Crucially, these guidelines can help ensure the best outcome for the people using these services by examining the cost-effectiveness and financial impact of drugs, medical equipment, diagnostic techniques and health promotion activities.The Authority is making the guidelines available for consultation, with organisations and individuals being asked to comment on them.The closing date for comments is 13 December 2013 and more information can be found at GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on ‘brink of collapse’>Read: Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety>last_img read more

Leo Messi scores 2 Leo Messi goals as Barcelona march on

first_imgDavid Villa added a third after half-time to put the home side ahead for the first time.YouTube: Limpa UruyeaBefore Jordi ALba sealed a 4-0 win (4-2 on agg) with this strike in added time:YouTube: Limpa Uruyea, via Balls.ieIn other news, Roy Keane is wearing brown shoes and Lee Dixon has new glasses.‘The comeback is possible’ – Front page of Barcelona paper backs Messi and Co LEO MESSI PUT Barcelona two goals up against AC Milan at the Nou Camp this evening. Here’s the first:GIF: Business InsiderAnd the second which came moments after AC Milan hit the post:last_img

Budget deficit at 19161 billion euros

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek state budget deficit totalled 19.161 billion euros in the January-September period, down from a revised budget target of 19.242bn euros, but sharply up from a deficit of 16.650bn euros in the corresponding period in 2010, a finance ministry announcement showed this week. Budget revenues surpassed a revised target by 5.0 million euros, while spending fell by 76m euros. Net budget revenues totalled 34.980bn euros in the nine-month period, for a decline of 4.2 per cent compared with the same period last year, down from 5.3 per cent decline in the January-August period, reflecting higher than expected economic recession and lower tax receipts.The Public Investment Program’s revenues grew 39.2 per cent, or 529m euros, compared with the same period in 2010. The ministry said a current shortfall in revenues was expected to be covered in the last quarter of the year with the yielding of new tax measures. The nine-month revenues are cash based. Regular budget spending grew 7.0 per cent in the January-September period, from the corresponding period last year, reflecting higher interest payments, higher subsidies to pension funds and unemployment benefits and higher financial support to state hospitals. Primary spending grew 2.9 per cent, or 1.05bn euros. The Public Investment Program’s spending fell 35.1 per cent, or 1.9bn euros in the nine-month period.last_img read more