Ganguly, Ponting among commentators for Champions Trophy

first_imgDubai, Apr 18 (PTI) Acclaimed international captains including Indias Sourav Ganguly and Australias Ricky Ponting are a part of a stellar line-up of commentators named by the ICC for the upcoming Champions Trophy scheduled between June 1-18. Some of the other former captains in the line-up include Brendon McCullum of New Zealand, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka and Graeme Smith of South Africa — all of whom will be making their ICC TV debut. Shane Warne, Michael Slater, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Shaun Pollock, Sanjay Manjrekar, Ian Bishop, Ramiz Raja, Simon Doull and Athar Ali Khan complete the list. On his association, Ponting said: “As a player, I always looked forward to the Champions Trophy. Winning it on two occasions was a big thrill. This year, I am really looking forward to it being staged in England and being a part of the commentary team.” “I am expecting Australia and England to make the final with Pat Cummins and Jason Roy, two guys to stand out across the two weeks. I cant wait!” McCullum on his part stated: “Working with names like Ponting, Ganguly and Smith is going to be great fun and hopefully we can give the viewers a unique insight on the action unfolding out in the middle.” “The Champions Trophy is a special tournament which I loved playing in and I am honoured to have enjoyed success in. Now, as a commentator, I am very much looking forward to being part of the tournament and watching the best players in the world go head to head,” Sangakkara said “Most of the teams have a chance of lifting the trophy so it promises to be a fascinating three weeks of action,” he said. ICC TV will produce live coverage of all 15 matches, supported by production partner Sunset+Vine and equipment partner NEP Broadcast Solutions. The eight-team tournament, which kicks off with host England playing Bangladesh at The Oval on June 1, will see a state-of-the-art coverage, which will include 34 cameras at every game, including eight ultra-motion Hawk-Eye cameras, front and reverse view stump cameras and a Spidercam. In what is a first for cricket coverage, six Player Tracking cameras will be used in each match while the final at The Oval on June 18 will have additional pictures provided by a drone camera to supplement the broadcast coverage. Among other enhancements for the live coverage will be an Analysis Zone that will add depth to the coverage, bringing out details and nuances for the benefit of the audience. Regular broadcast tools such as the Hawk-Eye will be supplemented by an in-depth cricket data analytics system to be provided by analytics app Cricviz and a player tracking and real-time data visualisation system made available by leading graphics company Chyron Hego. Scores and statistics, which are an important element of any cricket coverage, will be provided by sports graphics specialists Alston Elliott in a fresh new style and feel designed by creative design agency DixonBaxi. The coverage provided by ICC TV to broadcasters will commence 30 minutes before the start of play of each match and will include live toss, pitch report, player profiles and features looking ahead to the game. Programming will be produced for the innings break to ensure continuous and engrossing content that will keep the viewers hooked. Reviews of the first half of games and a preview of run chases will be inter-woven with a segment dedicated to the history and stars of the ICC Champions Trophy. Match telecasts will culminate with a crisp post-match show. ICC TV has also made arrangements to produce engaging and informative additional content, to be distributed to its broadcast partners and other media rights partners via the ICC TV Content Delivery Service. This content will include daily player profiles, team features, match previews and other behind the scenes content, getting fans up close and personal with all the action around the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. PTI KHS SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Ronaldo: Champions League coming for Juve

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is confident Serie A giants Juventus will win the Champions League, insisting “it’s coming”.After eight successive Serie A titles, Juve are eyeing European glory following five runners-up medals since their last Champions League triumph in 1996.Most recently, Juventus have been runners-up to Barcelona in 2015 as well as Ronaldo’s own Madrid side in 2017, with the Portuguese netting a brace in the final. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Ronaldo – a five-time Champions League winner who celebrated four titles with Real Madrid – was unable to help Juve past the quarter-finals in his first season at the club last term.The Italian side fell to Ajax in the last eight after the Dutch side knocked out Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid in the Round of 16.However, while the forward admitted that he was unsure whether a triumph would come this year, Ronaldo believes Maurizio Sarri’s Juve are poised to conquer Europe and that it will happen sooner rather than later.”After winning what I won at Madrid I needed a change and new motivation,” Ronaldo told Marca.”I still have the strength to keep winning.”Juventus will win the Champions League. I don’t know if it’ll be this year or the next, but it’s coming.”     View this post on Instagram          Muy contento y honrado por ganar este premio @marca Leyenda. Gracias a todos los que me han ayudado y a los que me siguen ayudando en mi carrera. A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jul 29, 2019 at 10:54am PDT Ronaldo was speaking after receiving the prestigious Marca Leyenda award “for his successful career as a professional footballer and for the standing he has attained across the world.”The 34-year-old superstar made a seamless transition from Madrid to Juve, helping the Italian giants to their eighth successive Serie A crown in 2018-19.The veteran scored 28 goals in all competitions last season, 21 of those coming in the league.Ronaldo also revealed on Monday that he hopes to someday return to Madrid, where he scored a whopping 450 goals in just 438 games for the Spanish giants during his time in the city.Juventus are set to open the Serie A campaign against Parma on August 25 for the first match of the club’s title defence before taking on Napoli in the second week in new coach Sarri’s first match against his former club.Before that, though, Juventus are set to face Atletico Madrid on Saturday as the club look to continue pre-season preparations in Sweden at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.last_img read more

Ambassador Vascianne Expresses Concern Over Number of Deportations

first_imgStory Highlights Persons are sent back to Jamaica with no means of economic survival Each month about 75 Jamaicans are deported Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vascianne has expressed concern over the large number of Jamaicans being deported from the United States back to Jamaica on a monthly basis.“Far too many Jamaicans are stepping on to the deportation train.”  Each month about 75 Jamaicans are sent home for indulging in unlawful activities,” he stated.He told the over 800 Jamaicans and Friends of Jamaica who attended the Jamaica Independence Celebration Foundation (JICF), Jamaica 51 Independence Ball at the Hylton Hotel, Manhattan, NY, on Saturday August 17 “that Jamaica believes that there are some problem with the deportation system as in certain instances, persons are sent to Jamaica when in fact they have no earthly ties to the country”.“They may have come to the United States as children, live their lives there and now they are required to fend for themselves in unfamiliar territory,” he said.Ambassador Vascianne argued that the deportation system may actually be counter-productive to both Jamaica and the United States because it sets in place a loop for criminality.He pointed out that persons are sent back to Jamaica with no means of economic survival and so they become more entrenched in criminality, which creates instability at home and they sometimes this is exported back to the United States.Ambassador Vascianne expressed the hope that the United States will continue to give thought to more humane and sympathetic consideration for persons who are to the deported for minor offenses.The Ambassador urged Jamaicans in the Diaspora to guide those Jamaicans inclined to become deviant, to live and work within the law.He said as Jamaica marks its 51st anniversary of Independence,  “we must redouble our efforts to maintain good relations with the United States of America even as we also ensure that Jamaicans in the Diaspora continue to share their lives and retain their links with family and friends at home”.In his message read by chairperson of the JICF, Mrs. Paulette Willoughby, United States President Barack Obama lauded the Jamaican community for the outstanding contribution made to the growth of the United States.“Since America’s early days, men and women have come to our shores from every corner of the globe bringing their vibrant culture and important historical prospective by uniting those who trace their roots to Jamaica and celebrating Jamaica’s Independence, evens like this reminds us of our countries legacy as a nation of immigrants and help ensure the diversity of our people remains one of the greatest strength.Two distinguished Jamaicans, Ms, Heather Foster, Office of Public Engagement at the White House, Mr. Raymond Goldbourne, and Executive Vice President of Broadcast Media along with CEO, Irie Jam Media, Robert Bobby Clark, were this year’s honorees.Among those in attendance were, Jamaica’s Consul General to NY, Mr. Herman G. Lamont and Mrs. Lamont; Jamaica’s former Consul General to NY, Mr. Basil Bryan, and Mrs. Bryan; New Jersey Council member Bill Mackain; New York Council Member Lonycomrie; Judge Sam Walker, US Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke; and former NY Council woman Una Clarke, and husband Leslie Clarke.Jamaican Born actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph served compered the event, while patrons danced to the music provided by the Fab Five Band. Jamaica believes that there are some problem with the deportation systemlast_img read more

Most Provincial Parks Opening Friday

first_imgNearly all provincial day-use parks and several camping parks are set to open Friday, May 18. “Nova Scotians and visitors can explore nature and spend quality time with their friends and families when they visit a provincial park,” said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. “We invite everyone to enjoy camping, swimming, paddling, geocaching or other activities this season.” The rest of the camping parks, as well as their day-use areas, will open in early June. Park users can check the provincial parks’ website for opening dates. Reservations for camping sites can be made by phone, toll free, at 1-888-544-3434 or online at, http://parks.novascotia.ca . Camping parks had a successful 2017 season with a 13 per cent increase in bookings over the previous year. This season will offer innovative programming to help Nova Scotians explore parks and discover camping, including the return of the Grade 4s Outdoors and the Learn to Camp programs. More recreational and interpretive park events set for the 2018 season can be found at, http://parks.novascotia.ca . More than a million people visit Nova Scotia’s provincial beaches and parks each year.last_img read more

Singapore makes largest ever illegal ivory seizure

first_imgSingapore: Singapore has made its largest ever seizure of smuggled ivory, impounding a haul of nearly nine tonnes of contraband tusks from an estimated 300 elephants, authorities said Tuesday. The illegal cargo, discovered Monday in a container from the Democratic Republic of the Congo being shipped to Vietnam via Singapore, also included a huge stash of pangolin scales — the third such seizure in as many months. Officials said both the ivory and pangolin scales were in a container declared to be loaded with timber destined for Vietnam and passing through Singapore, a major transhipment hub for global trade. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USOn inspection, authorities found 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, the National Parks Board, Customs and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said in a joint statement. The ivory haul was valued at 12.9 million and is “the largest seizure of elephant ivory in Singapore to date”, it said, and was estimated to have come from 300 African elephants. Also found in the container were 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales and estimated to be worth about 35.7 million. The scales were estimated to have come from 2,000 of the mammals.last_img read more

Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attacks Against Prophet’s Mosque in Medina

Rabat – Morocco firmly condemned the despicable terrorist attacks that targeted the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, and the cities of Qatif and Jeddah in sister country of Saudi Arabia, claiming the lives of several victims and injuring many.The Kingdom of Morocco expresses “its firm condemnation of these despicable terrorist acts which seek to terrorize citizens and peaceful believers and undermine holy sites,” said on Tuesday a statement by the foreign affairs ministry.“While extending its heartfelt condolences and compassion to the bereaved families and the brotherly Saudi people, the Kingdom of Morocco reaffirms its unwavering and effective solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its efforts to fight the vile plague of terrorism, as well as its continuous support for this country to defend the holy sites and preserve Saudi Arabia’s security and stability,” said the statement. A suicide bomber killed four people and injured five others after he detonated his explosives outside of the Prophet’s mosque, Islam’s second holiest site after Mecca.With MAP read more

UN relief chief meets with civilians caught up in DR Congo conflict

7 February 2009The top United Nations relief official today urged all parties to the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to ensure the protection of civilians, as he met with authorities and displaced people in the volatile North Kivu province. “All who have been involved in the conflict must do much more to demonstrate that they are taking their responsibilities to protect civilians seriously,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said, as he began a visit to the strife-torn nation.Eastern DRC has been the scene of fierce fighting in recent months between the Congolese army and various rebel militia groups that has displaced some 250,000 civilians since August, on top of 800,000 uprooted in earlier outbreaks of violence.While in the eastern North Kivu province, Mr. Holmes met with internally displaced families at the Kibati IDP camp near the regional capital Goma, who had been living on the frontlines of recent clashes between the national army and the Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP) rebel group. Mr. Holmes was presented with a letter detailing the concerns of the IDPs relating to living conditions and insufficient food rations, and heard about the risks they faced if they were to return to their homes. He noted that IDPs will only go home “when they are sure that they and their families will be safe.” Recent returns were “a sign for cautious optimism after the horrific violence of recent months, and indeed years but the risks to civilians still remain high, including from the current operations against the FDLR,” Mr. Holmes stated, referring to the joint Congolese/Rwandan military offensive against another rebel group, the Forces Democratiques de la Libération du Rwanda. “Many more displaced people in North Kivu desperately want to return to their homes, but are understandably worried that their security cannot yet be assured. They also need help to re-establish their lives which we can help provide as soon as the conditions for return are there,” added Mr. Holmes, who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. He will have a chance to meet some of the civilians uprooted by the joint Congolese/Rwandan operation when he travels to Masisi tomorrow. He will then fly on to Bunia in the district of Ituri where he will meet humanitarian actors and representatives of the UN peacekeeping operation in DRC (MONUC) in preparation for his visit to the areas in Haut Uélé in Orientale province affected by the activities of the Ugandan rebel Lord”s Resistance Army (LRA). read more

UN continues to help meet Haitis postquake health needs

Seven weeks after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, health needs remain great, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, emphasizing the need for stepped-up disaster risk reduction and early recovery efforts to help the devastated nation.The scale and complexity of the crisis in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake means the emergency response phase will continue for months to come, according to the latest health bulletin.“Many lives have been saved by the speed and generosity the world showed in its first response in the first days and weeks after the earthquake,” it said. “Nonetheless, there is still a tremendous amount to be done.”Of the $1.4 billion called for in the revised humanitarian appeal launched last month, $134 million is earmarked for health-related needs.One of the biggest challenges foreseen in the coming weeks is moving patients in hospitals to external locations where they can still receive the care they need.Needs are continuing to be assessed as the reconstruction process continues, ahead of a meeting later this month bringing together all major partners, including the UN, the Haitian Government, the World Bank and the European Commission.Dozens of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have set up 160 sites – both fixed and mobile clinics – across Haiti.There have been no indications of an increase in infectious diseases, and respiratory infections are the main cause of illness, followed by trauma/injury, diarrhoea and suspected cases of malaria.In response to an assessment made by Haiti’s national blood programme, the American Red Cross, Bolivia, Ireland and the Dominican Republic have made blood donations.The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today reported that the top priority now is to provide people with waterproof shelter materials, as the rainy season approaches.To date, over 500,000 people – or 40 per cent of those in need – have received emergency shelter materials. An additional 232,000 tarpaulins and 22,000 tents are on their way to Haiti for immediate distribution.For its part, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have helped more than 4.3 people in the hardest-hit city, the capital, Port-au-Prince, as well as the rest of the country.The agency is assisting the Government plan a more targeted food distribution to provide 300,000 families, or 1.5 million people, with rice, beans, oil, salt and other supplies. 2 March 2010Seven weeks after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, health needs remain great, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, emphasizing the need for stepped-up disaster risk reduction and early recovery efforts to help the devastated nation. read more

Energy strategy sparks disappointment among some environmentalists

Energy strategy sparks disappointment among some environmentalists CALGARY – Some environmental groups panned the energy strategy Canada’s premiers signed on Friday, but at least one saw some reason for optimism.Dale Marshall of Environmental Defence was disappointed in the document’s vague language around climate change and said it’s likely to encourage more of the status quo.“This energy strategy could have had a much more ambitious framework that would have allowed most provinces, if not all provinces, to move forward with greater commitments,” he said.“And we’re still at the point where generally the strategy does not acknowledge that there is a trade-off between building tarsands projects, building pipelines and addressing climate change.”The Council of Canadians’ Andrea Harden-Donahue said while mention of renewable energy and efficiency were welcome, the agreement “falls short.”“The strategy allows for more oil pipelines. Current proposals on the table threaten to allow enough tarsands expansion to make meaningful climate pollution cuts nearly impossible.”Erin Flanagan, an oilsands analyst with the Pembina Institute, an environmental think-tank, had a more positive take.The mention of carbon pricing and “market-based” mechanisms to deal with emissions was “a step in the right direction,” as not all provinces have adopted those policies.Flanagan said she was also pleased to see the premiers pushing for a greater voice in international climate negotiations, like the UN talks coming up later this year in Paris.Still, Flanagan cautioned that “the jury’s out” as to whether any tangible progress may come from the strategy.“My instinct is that much of the work is yet to come and so we’ll see over the next year whether or not this strategy is actually going to be successful,” she said.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers was a fan of the strategy, which stresses the importance of energy exports, a more streamlined regulatory process and the role technology can play in reducing emissions.“Ultimately this is a document that is going to enable us as a country to move important projects forward,” said association president Tim McMillan.The document makes few specific mentions of pipelines and oil and gas.Alan Ross, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais who works on behalf of energy clients, said that makes sense, as the strategy is meant to encompass all energy types, whether that be oilsands or run-of-river hydro.“I think that it presents an elegant opportunity to try to develop our energy infrastructure broadly,” said Ross, who worked on an earlier iteration of the strategy spearheaded by former Alberta premier Alison Redford when he was the provincial envoy in Ottawa.Follow @Lauren Krugel on Twitter. by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2015 3:00 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 4:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Fiat Chrysler recalling 121603 Dodge Darts worldwide for brake issue

DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 121,600 Dodge Dart small cars worldwide — including nearly 12,000 in Canada — because of a defect that could affect their brake systems.The recall affects 2013 and 2014 model year Darts with 2-litre and 2.4-litre engines.FCA says it’s aware of two minor injuries and seven accidents possibly related to the defect.It says it will contact owners and dealers will fix the cars for free.FCA says oil can get on parts of the braking system and if the oil degrades those parts, the brakes could be more difficult to use.It could also take drivers longer to stop their cars.The recall affects 105,458 Darts in the U.S., 11,996 in Canada and 4,149 in Mexico and elsewhere. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2015 3:38 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fiat Chrysler recalling 121,603 Dodge Darts worldwide for brake issue read more

Security Council condemns Boko Haram violence backs regional efforts to counter ongoing

Adopting a Presidential Statement during a formal meeting, the Security Council expressed its concern at the continued threat posed to international peace and security by Boko Haram “and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with A1-Qaida,” and reaffirmed Member States’ determination to continue doing all “they can to resolve conflict and to deny terrorist groups the ability to put down roots and establish safe havens.”The Council went on to reiterate its strong condemnation of all the terrorist attacks, abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, and recognized that women and girls are particularly targeted by Boko Haram. Council members expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the peoples and Governments of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.Acknowledging a series of steps taken by the African Union (AU), the Security Council in its statement took note of the letter sent to the UN Secretary-General on 6 March 2015, forwarding the Communiques adopted by the AU Peace and Security Council on 29 January and 3 March 2015, as well as the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Strategic Concept of Operations (CONOPS) to fight against Boko Haram. In this regard, the Council commended the Lake Chad Basin Member States and Benin for their continued efforts to fully operationalize the MNJTF in order to collectively enhance regional military cooperation and coordination to more effectively combat the threat posed by the Boko Haram. The Council also encouraged the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in coordination with the AU Commission, to accelerate joint efforts to adopt a comprehensive strategy to more effectively and urgently combat the threat posed by Boko Haram, and, in this regard welcomes plans to convene a summit in August and urges the two subregional organizations to adopt a common strategy and develop active cooperation and coordination.Acknowledging the economic burden borne by the Boko Haram-affected countries and welcoming the continuing commitment of Member States and international partners participating in support of the MNJTF, the Council called upon the international community and donors to support the Force, particularly its operational capability and welcomes in this regard, the AUC plans to organize a donors’ conference in support of the efforts of the Lake Chad Basin Member States and Benin.The Council statement also spotlights the “deteriorating humanitarian situation” in the Lake Chad Basin countries, with close to 1.9 million people forcibly displaced in the region. It reaffirmed the need for all parties to armed conflict to respect the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence in order to ensure the provision of humanitarian assistance, and encouraged all actors involved in the response to support recovery programmes and, among others, to pay particular attention to the release and reintegration of children abducted by Boko Haram or formerly associated with this terrorist group. read more

Recent floods deal devastating blow to agricultural livelihoods and food security in

A press release on the findings, compiled by the Government alongside the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), reveals rice to have been the most-affected crop, with an expected slash in production of up to 89 per cent in damaged paddy fields, compared to the same time last year.Some parts of the country lost entire paddy plantations. Seeds, fertilizers and tools were also lost in the disaster, says the report, underscoring that many farmers risk missing the start of the upcoming winter and summer agriculture seasons.More than 250 thousand livestock have been lost in the six worst-affected regions/states assessed, which hit women especially hard as they are generally in charge of these animals. For restocking of small livestock FAO and WFP highlight the provision of animal feed and vaccines for preventing the spread of disease and supporting the survival of animals.Flooding was also devastating for the aquaculture and fishing industries in Myanmar have also been affected based on FAO’s and WFP’s observation in worst-affected regions, with almost 30,000 hectares of fish and shrimp ponds gone, as well as fishing equipment, such as nets, traps, boats and engines. FAO and WFP stressed that the states and regions of Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Magway, Rakhine and Sagaing were among the worst-affected by the floods, and most families in those areas are heavily dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods.Cyclone Komen struck Myanmar in late July and early August this year, bringing strong winds and additional heavy rains to Myanmar, resulting in floods and landslides. According to the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, 122 people lost their lives and up to 1.6 million people were displaced. FAO and WFP called for more international support to replace livestock, seeds, fertilizer, tools and equipment for affected farmers. In addition, the affected communities need assistance to rehabilitate land, irrigation systems and access roads. “Half of all losses were in agriculture, in regions where people rely on crop production and livestock to feed their families,” said Bui Thi Lan, FAO Representative in Myanmar. “We must urgently meet the immediate needs of these families, support agricultural recovery and help them rebuild resilient livelihoods to cope better with future crises.”WFP Resident Representative and Country Director Dom Scalpelli highlighted the need for urgent asset creation programmes to benefit the most vulnerable and food-insecure communities. “These activities will provide the necessary cash to cope with the immediate emergency needs as well as help rehabilitate productive assets for early recovery after the shock,” he said.WFP and FAO also warned that the flooding could have other consequences for poverty and economic development. Additional findings of the assessment show that affected populations have begun to engage in “distress coping mechanisms such as borrowing money and selling productive assets in order to access food.” The report concludes that rehabilitation of infrastructure, such as irrigation schemes, has been identified as a priority by affected populations assessed. read more

BUNDESLIGA RNL on 4 – Another bad night for Kiel and Flensburg

12.Hannover-Burgdorf6213153:1645 8.HSG Wetzlar6312157:1617 18.N-Lübbecke6006156:1830 5.Fuchse Berlin6411183:1559 13.Bergischer7205171:1914 17.Eisenach6105154:2002 3.Kiel7502207:18410 16.TVB Stuttgart6105148:1722 7.Hamburg6312169:1527 6.Flensburg-H.7412196:1779 11.Leipzig6303159:1716 Three EHC Champions League competitors from Germany played their DKB Bundesliga matches on Wednesday. The final score 1 – 1 -1! Frisch Auf Goppingen smashed THW Kiel 29:21 in front of 5.200 loud fans. Zebras showed once again, how difficult will be to defend the Championship title with this roster and in current form.FRISCH AUF!: Rutschmann, Prost; Kraus 4, Kneule 2, Späth 4, Lobedank 1, Barud, Sesum 6, Fontaine 1, Kaufmann 1, Kristensen 1, Berg 1, Schiller 5/2, Halen 3.THW: Landin, Katsigiannis (n.e.); Duvnjak 1, Toft Hansen, Mamelund 1, Sprenger 5, Weinhold 4, Dissinger 2, Wiencek 1, Ekberg, Canellas 4/3, Dahmke 2, Vujin 1, Oprea (n.e.).Spielfilm: 0:1 (3.), 6:1 (14.), 8:4 (18.), 13:6 (27.), 13:9 (Hz.) – 13:12 (34.), 17:12 (39.), 22:16 (47.), 24:20 (54.).), 29:20 (59.), 29:21.Only 44 seconds before the final buzzer, Flensburg have been on -2 at FLENS Arena against Fuchse Berlin (28:30), but with two goals in the last two attacks by Lasse Svan and Toft Hansen, Ljubomir Vranjes could say at the end of story “We won a point tonight”.SG Flensburg-Handewitt – Füchse Berlin  30:30 (14:18)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (9 saves), Møller (1 saves) – Karlsson, Eggert (4/3), Glandorf (6), Mogensen (2), Svan (9/1),Wanne, Djordjic (2), Toft Hansen (2), Gottfridsson (1), Lauge (4)Füchse Berlin: Heinevetter (12/1 saves) – Nielsen (2), Wiede (4), Nenadic (8), Weyhrauch (2), Elisson, Petersen (5/2), Jimenez (2), Vukovic (4), Tönnesen (3), Gojun, VrazalicMuch easier job at SAP Arena in front of 4.412 fans had Rhein Neckar Lowen against Stutgart 31:20 (9:8).Rhein-Neckar Löwen – TBV 1898 Stuttgart 31:20 (19:8)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Stanic, Appelgren (n.e.) –  Schmid (1), Gensheimer (5/2), Kneer (1), Sigurmannsson (2/1), Banea Gonzalez (3), Larsen (4), Reinkind (2), Guardiola (3), Steinhauser (n.e.), Groetzki (4/2), Ekdahl du Rietz (3), Petersson (2), Pekeler (1)TBV 1898 Stuttgart: Özmusul, Arnold (ab 16.) – Schimmelbauer (1), Kienzle (1), Weiß (3), Schweikardt (1), Friedrich, Kisum (2), M’Bengue (1), Coric (1), Baumgarten (3), Kretschmer (2), Esteki (3), Spatz (2/2)STANDINGS: 9.Gummersbach5302134:1346 2.Goppingen7502185:15510 14.Lemgo6114155:1803 ← Previous Story NEW CONTRACT FOR “NEW GENSHEIMER”: Rune Dahmke to stay longer in Kiel Next Story → LNH: PSG and Montpellier win by 7 goals 4.MT Melsungen6501171:15310 10.SC Magdeburg6303157:1636 1.Rhein-Neckar7700205:14714 dkb bundesliga 15.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten6105157:1752 read more

Harish Rao offers prayers at Tirumala

first_imgSiddipet MLA T Harish Rao offered special prayers at Lord Venkateshwara Swamy temple through VIP darshan in Tirumala on Monday. Later, he sought blessings from the priests at Ranganayakula mandapam who offered the lord sacred clothes and prasadam to the MLA. Rao said that he visited the temple for the welfare of the Telugu people. On December 18, 2018, Harish Rao visited Tirumala along with KCR after a thumping victory of TRS party in assembly elections.last_img

Relief for taxpayer Government wont set up bad bank to flush your

first_imgFinance Minister Arun Jaitley (L) gestures as India’s Junior Finance Minister Jayant Sinha watches during a news conference in New Delhi, India, August 14, 2015. [ File photo]REUTERS/Adnan AbidiThe NDA government has dissolved the idea of a “Bad Bank” and is reportedly creating an asset reconstruction company (ARC) that will take over the Public sector banks’ (PSBs) toxic loans. The government decided against the initial plan of creating a bad bank as it’s not keen on infusing more taxpayers’ money towards resolution of loss-making banks.A top government official informed The Economic Times that the resolution process under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has enough power and expertise to tackle bigger bad loans. He added that creating another “bad bank” would not be a value-driven step.The idea of a bad bank re-emerged after state-run banks suggested the creation of an ARC to tackle the bad loans. The PSBs even wanted to rope in the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) toward this end.The bad bank is a government-funded vehicle that manages bad loans of all the PSBs, but the ministry has been showing reluctance to back the idea.The idea is that such a move would allow the lenders to start on a clean slate, thus boosting credit growth amid an economic revival.The Economic Survey for 2016-17 had recommended a Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA), highlighting the fact that the private sector ARCs had not been successful in resolving bad debts.Meanwhile credit rating agency on June 7 published a report where it highlighted that due to low paced recoveries and upgrades, gross nonperforming assets (NPAs) spiked to Rs 10.2 lakh crore (11.8% of total loans) on March 31 from Rs 7.65 lakh crore (9.5% of total loans) in the year earlier.The report also said the government’s plan of recapitalisation will still broadly resolve the regulatory capital needs of the country’s 21 public sector banks (PSBs) and help augment their loan-loss buffers but will be insufficient to support credit growth.Weak financials due to mounting provisioning and bad loans have already forced 11 state-run banks out of 21 into the Reserve Bank of India’s Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework, which restricts their business activities until their financials improve.last_img read more

Muhith now says no heist probe report until case settled in Manila

first_imgFinance minister AMA MuhithAfter failing to make public the Bangladesh Bank cyber heist probe report, finance minister AMA Muhith on Saturday ruled out possibility of publishing the report in the near future.This time, he said, the investigation report on BB reserve heist is not being made public as a case is pending with a court in the Philippines, reports UNB.The minister said this while talking to the reporters after attending a seminar on “Medical Waste Management”, organised by Sylhet City Corporation at a hotel in Sylhet in the morning.International cyber hackers heisted a total of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s treasury account with the New York’s US Federal Reserve Bank on 5 February in 2016.Following the incident, the government formed a 3-member investigation committee, headed by central bank’s former governor Mohammad Farashuddin, on 19 March of that year.The probe body submitted its preliminary report to Muhith in April while the final report on 30 May.Muhith gave timeframe a few times for disclosing the report but backed out for reasons unknown.last_img read more

Myanmar must take back its nationals PM

first_imgA Rohingya woman breaks down in tears when prime minister Sheikh Hasina visits a refugee camp in Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday. Photo: BSSDescribing the atrocities by the Myanmar military as ‘acts against humanity and violation of human rights’, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Rohingya refugees are Myanmar nationals and it must take its citizens back.She also said Bangladesh wants to maintain peace and good relations with its neighbouring countries, but it cannot accept ‘unjust acts’ the Myanmar government are committing.The prime minister was speaking while visiting a Rohingya-registered camp and distributing relief materials among the Rohingya refugees at Kutupalong Bazar in Ukhia.”Still, the fire is burning there… people can’t find out their family members… the bodies of infants and women are floating on the Naf river, these go completely against humanity and are violation of human rights. What sin and crimes these innocent children, women and people have committed… we can’t tolerate such activities,” the Prime Minister bemoaned.Rohingya women break down in tears when prime minister Sheikh Hasina visits a refugee camp in Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday. Photo: BSSShe further said, “We want peace, we want good relations with our neighbouring countries, but we can’t tolerate and accept any injustice.”Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh protests at these injustice and inhumane attitude towards the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, and renewed her call to the international community to mount pressure on the Myanmar government to take back their nationals.”Myanmar has to take back their nationals, give them a safe place to live in their homeland. The international community should put pressure on the Myanmar as they’re committing such atrocities on Rohingya people… this has to be stopped,” she added.Denouncing the terror attack on the Myanmar border police and military base, the prime minister said her government will never allow any insurgent to use its land against the neighbours. “I’ll ask the Myanmar government to find out the real culprits and as the neighbouring country, we’ll help them in this connection,” she said.She, however, said her government cannot accept the intimidation of women and children in the name of a clampdown on terrorists in Rakhine state.Hasina urged all concerned to refrain from carrying out terror attacks in the future which could mount miseries and sufferings on tens of thousands of innocent people, including women and children, time and again there.Expressing her profound grief at the sufferings of the Rohingya people, she said the reason for which they were compelled to take refuge in Bangladesh is very unfortunate.The prime minister called for creating a ‘safe zone’, if necessary, inside Myanmar under the supervision of the United Nations to protect the innocent people. “The full implementation of recommendations of the Kofi Annan Commission may help in this regard,” she said.Earlier, on her arrival at the Katupalong refugee camp, the prime minister saw for herself the condition of the Myanmar nationals staying there.She talked to the Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh following inhuman torture on them and burning of their houses by Myanmar government forces over the last two weeks.The Myanmar refugees burst into tears before the prime minister while narrating their sufferings and how they were tortured.According to the United Nations, over three hundred thousand Myanmar nationals belonging to the Rohingya minority group entered Bangladesh in the last two weeks after eruption of the latest spate of violence in Rakhine state.last_img read more

State provides new limb to 8yearold of Halderpara

first_imgKolkata: The state government has made arrangements to provide an artificial left limb to eight-year-old Poulami Halder of Halderpara in Harao, North 24 Parganas, who lost her hand in a bomb explosion on April 20. “The government has borne the entire expense of her treatment at RG Kar Medical College hospital and an artificial limb has been fitted. The government has given full support to the girl’s family. Her mother Deepali Halder has been provided with a job in a Integrated Child Development Scheme centre,” said state Food minister Jyotipriya Mallick, who is also the North 24-Parganas district president of Trinamool Congress. The government will also bear the entire expense for her future education. On April 20, during her daily task of plucking flower, assuming it to be a toy, Poulami picked up a bomb that exploded when it fell on the ground.last_img read more

RCB wins best bank award

first_imgRCB Bank has been awarded the prestigious Best Bank in Cyprus distinction at the 2015 Global Banking & Finance Awards, it was announced on Thursday.Organized by The European, one of Europe’s most prominent publications, the Global Banking & Finance Awards are an institution in recognizing the best banks on the world’s banking scene.Presenting the award during a special event at the Presidential Palace to mark RCB Bank’s 20th anniversary, the Business Editor in Chief of The European Mercedes Amezola said the aim of the Global Banking & Finance Awards was to recognise the leading financial institutions from around the world, those that excel not only regionally but also globally.“And RCB Bank is among them, by fulfilling all the criteria that our awards team look for: leadership, excellence, innovation, trust, responsibility, transparency and corporate social responsibility,” she said.RCB CEO Kirill Zimarin underlined the Bank’s prudent model that led to it becoming one of the largest banks in Cyprus with branches across the country and offices in Luxembourg, Moscow and London.“Twenty years since our founding, we stand here tonight proud of our sound and profitable results but also for securing our client’s best interests, for our expansion in the Cyprus market and for servicing clients from more than 50 countries.” You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more