UEFA will review away goals rule

first_imgThe European football organism believes those involved in the sport want to change this rule as it’s now obsoleteThe away goals rule might be coming to an end, at least in European tournaments.UEFA has been asked many times by different managers that this rule is now obsolete, as is not as hard to score on away ground as it was before.They also believe there should be a better way to decide a winner after two teams can’t seem to win in an European competition.“The coaches think that scoring goals away is not as difficult as it was in the past,” UEFA’s deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti confirmed to The Liverpool Echo.gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“They think the rule should be reviewed and that’s what we will do.”The rule was introduced in 1965 but saw the light in the European Cup until the 1967-1968 season.The biggest coach names in football were present during the summit to have their voices heard.Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Arsenal’s Unai Emery were both in attendance along with Napoli’s Carlo Ancelotti, and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel.They were accompanied by Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, and Arsene Wenger.last_img read more

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Gerrard slams decision over Candeias red card appeal

first_imgRangers manager Steven Gerrard says common sense must prevail following the harsh dismissal of Daniel Candeias last week.Referee Willie Collum gave Daniel Candeias a second yellow card after Rangers scored the second goal in their 2-0 win at St Mirren, but footage showed Anton Ferdinand as the aggressor seconds earlier, the incident angered Gerrard who’s preparing his team for Sunday’s visit of Motherwell.“I think he is a good referee in general, he has been picked by UEFA to be a referee,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.“It is not a personal issue at all. We all make mistakes, we are all human. It is my responsibility to support the referees and officials in this country, it is not a big talking matter.“It is just a clear mistake and we are trying to get it resurrected and we see how it pans out.“I just think we need common sense in the game and if mistakes occur we should have a panel in place to resurrect them – not just from a Rangers point of view, from a football point of view.“If clear mistakes are made you should be able to resurrect them.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.After the match last weekend, Rangers released a statement that read: “This is by no means the first time errors of judgment have been made in matches involving this official and clearly there is an underlying issue which requires to be addressed.”Gerrard called for common sense in the wake of losing their appeal against Candeias’s second yellow card.“You have seen the statement that the club have released. I haven’t got any more to add to the statement, only that I am disappointed with the outcome.“I was hoping common sense would prevail, it hasn’t so far. So we carry on pursuing it as a club.“I don’t expect anything, I will wait and see what happens.”last_img read more

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Samantha WilliamsGlinton laid to rest on Saturday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Aug 2015 – Celebrated public prosecutor Samantha Williams- Glinton was laid to rest. The young woman, who has been hailed across the length and breadth of the islands unique and ahead of her time with uncommon talent in the area of law and leadership was with funeral at Paradise Baptist Church on Saturday; she died of health complications on July 12, 2015 at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center. Four year old gunshot victim takes rest in the Bight Conrad Howell to be laid to rest this weekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:laid, samantha williams-glinton Sorrowful season at Abundant Life Church in Provo; two being mournedlast_img read more

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TCI begins loan refinancing talks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cabinet meeting, re-financing Cabinet launches consultation drives Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has already begun talks with lending institutions as the UK bail out loan nears its maturity date; this was revealed in the Cabinet minutes of last week.According to a Government press release from February, “It is the TCI’s intention to use the reserves held in its Sinking Fund to pay off approximately $100m of the bond, thus refinancing only the $70m balance.”In 2008, TCIG received a $260 million dollar loan guarantee endorsed by the UK government; the TCI owes a $170 million bond, which matures in February 2016.Meanwhile, Cabinet ministers also advised His Excellency the Governor to approve a third Supplementary Budget Appropriation for the financial year 2015/16 to meet, what were described as, “urgent transactions and unforeseen policy/regulation changes”; these will be forwarded to the UK Government for approval. These new financial needs for TCIG will eventually be brought to the House of Assembly. Bahamas to hold historic Cabinet Meeting outside of Capital PNP Administration to Meet the Press in Post Cabinet debriefinglast_img read more

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3Ds of Prevention

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThere has been a significant amount of rainfall recently and residents are reminded to remember the 3 D’s to the prevention of vector borne illnesses like Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. The TCI has no reported cases of Zika let us keep It that way by eliminating all mosquito breeding sites.Drain– Mosquito problems in your neighborhood or home are likely to come from water-filled containers that you can help to eliminate. All mosquitoes require water in which to breed. Be sure to drain any standing water around your house. • Dispose of any tires. Tires can breed thousands of mosquitoes. • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers. • Clear roof gutters of debris. • Clean pet water dishes regularly. • Check and empty children’s toys. • Repair leaky outdoor faucets.  • Canoes and other boats should be turned over. • Avoid water collecting on pool covers. • Empty water collected in tarps around the yard or on woodpiles. • Even the smallest of containers that can collect water can breed hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes. They don’t need much water to lay their eggs. (Bottles, barrels, buckets, overturned garbage can lids, etc.)Dress– Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. Studies have shown that some of the 174 mosquito species in the United States are more attracted to dark clothing and most can readily bite through tight-fitting clothing of loose weave. When practical, wear long sleeves and pants.Defend– Choose a mosquito repellent that has been reviewed, approved, and pose minimal risk for human safety when used according to label directions.  Ensure that windows and doors have proper screening, use a mosquito net to cover beds when sleeping.For more information contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 3382772 Grand Turk or 3384942 Providenciales. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Man pleads guilty to shooting death of his son

first_imgMan pleads guilty to shooting death of his son Posted: February 6, 2019 February 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:14 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 92-year-old man who shot his son in the head as he slept in his father’s Old Town residence pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter and is expected to avoid prison time.Richard Landis Peck had been facing a murder charge in the death of his 51-year-old son, Robert, who defense attorneys and Peck’s friends said was abusive to his father.Defense attorney Doug Gilliland said that under the terms of the plea agreement, Peck will be sentenced March 28 to three years probation and placed under house arrest.Gilliland called the resolution “a compassionate end to an unfortunate case.”The nonagenarian was arrested the evening of Nov. 14, after going to a neighbor’s house in the 2300 block of Juan Street and telling her that he had just shot his son, according to police. Officers arrived moments later and found the victim dead in his father’s residence.Gilliland alleged in previous court hearings that his client’s son was an alcoholic who was psychologically abusive toward his father, while the elder Peck was described in letters written to the court by friends as a “kind” man and “quiet gardener” who had never been in trouble with the law.Robert “Robbie” Peck was going through a divorce and had moved in with his dad about three months earlier, Gilliland said. Within those 90 days, the defendant feared for his safety and called police twice, the attorney said.In one instance, Robert Peck was held for a mental health evaluation, and in another instance, police said it was a family matter and they didn’t want to get involved, according to Gilliland, who said the defendant’s housekeeper was also “terrified” of his client’s son and wanted to quit.A dog in the home was kicked repeatedly and was found floating in a pond, the defense attorney said.The defendant’s family had been trying to intervene for some time and were unsuccessful in trying to get Richard Peck to spend some time away from San Diego in Athens, Georgia, Gilliland said.The attorney said Richard Peck told family members that his son was trying to make changes to his will.The day of the shooting, Robert Peck smashed his father’s telephone and told him, “I’m going to see you again” as he went off to bed, Gilliland alleged. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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SIcoms Swimsuit Package Draws Sites SecondBiggest Traffic Day

first_imgOverall, SI.com said Tuesday was the site’s second-highest trafficked day (behind the February 15, 2007 Swimsuit Issue unveiling), with 3.633 million unique visitors.With all the attention SI’s Swimsuit Issue gets, the magazine’s online success isn’t overly suprising. (What is surprising is that I still haven’t made it through the whole thing yet.) What’s important here is the continued success the issue has had monetarily. The overall franchise—which I assume generates a sizable chunk of the brand’s annual revenues—this year was up 15 percent in revenues over 2009. The magazine carried 67 ads, which was roughly flat over last year.That’s pretty good considering how bad the ad market has been.For now, we can only wait and see if Decker and her bikini-clad ladies can move issues off the newsstands and on mobile in record-setting numbers. For the third straight year, Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated unveiled its highly anticipated franchise powerhouse, the Swimsuit Issue, Monday night on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. For those of you living under rocks, this year’s sultry cover model is Brooklyn Decker, wife of tennis star Andy Roddick.Wasting no time, SI posted the behemoth 2010 swimsuit package online, packed with more than 1,400 photos and 100 videos of all the scantily-clan models taken during their lush/exotic/(add suggestive adjective here) photo shoots. Sounds like a recipe for some server-testing traffic. And it was.SI.com said the package drew 42.2 million page views, an increase of 14 percent over 37 million last year. Meanwhile, the number of unique visitors during the first day soared 85 percent to 2.3 million. Video views totaled 7.1 million, a 126 percent bump from 2009.last_img read more

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People on the Move 061010

first_imgLongtime Mediaweek editor-in-chief Michael Burgi is reportedly leaving the magazine after 17 years, and is expected to be succeeded by executive editor Jim Cooper. Burgi is leaving to become vice president of communications at cable consortium Canoe Ventures.The Economist Group-owned CQ-Roll Call Group appointed Mark Walters senior vice president of advertising. Walters joins the CQ-Roll Call Group from Dun & Bradstreet, where he served as vice president of advertising at its D & B Digital division.Time Inc.’s Real Simple announced a pair of staffing changes: Didi Gluck was named beauty and health director and Abbey Kuster-Prokell was appointed art director.Kim Kelleher was appointed vice president global sales for Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group, becoming the franchise’s first woman ad sales leader in its 55-year history. Previously, Kelleher served as vice president and publisher of Self magazine.Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. named former Real Simple president and publisher Robin Domeniconi senior vice president and chief brand officer for the Elle Group, replacing Carol Smith, who in April was named vice president and publishing director of Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit and the Gourmet brand. Most recently, Domeniconi served as vice president of U.S. advertising sales, marketing and publishing for Microsoft. Hachette says Domeniconi will hire a vice president and brand publisher for Elle in the coming weeks.Paige Rense Noland will retire from Architectural Digest magazine in August after serving 35 years as editor-in-chief. A successor has not been named. Noland will remain on the magazine’s masthead as editor emeritus. The Council on Foreign Relations has appointed Gideon Rose editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, replacing James F. Hodge Jr., who is stepping down. Previously, Rose served as managing editor. Event management and registration software company etouches named Jim Alkon as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently, Alkon served as group publisher of FOLIO: parent Red 7 Media’s events group. Laura McEwen has been named vice president and publisher of Self. Most recently, McEwen served as vice president and publisher of Teen Vogue, a position she held since February 2008.Active Interest Media appointed Gary DeSanctis vice president of sales for the company’s marine group, as well as co-publisher of Yachts International. Previously, DeSanctis served as president and publisher of ShowBoats International. Before that, he served as vice president and publisher of Yachting and Motor Boating under Time Inc.’s former Time4 Media division.Hanya Yangihara was named executive editor of Hearst’s Town&Country, succeeding deputy editor John Cantrell, who is leaving the company next month. Most recently, Yangihara served as deputy editor of Condé Nast Traveler.last_img read more

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Congressman Seth Moulton Seeking Spring Interns

first_imgSALEM, MA — Congressman Moulton offers internships throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters in both his Washington, D.C. and Salem offices.Internships in the Washington, D.C. office are intended for current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and students currently enrolled in graduate school. Internships in the Salem district office are intended for current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and students currently enrolled in graduate school. In some circumstances, high school students intern at the Salem office contingent upon their scheduling availability, and they are highly encouraged to apply.These internships are a great opportunity for interested students to gain hands-on experience in the legislative process. To apply, please fill out this form and attach a cover letter and resume. A staff member will be in touch within a few weeks. Feel free to call the office with any questions you may have.The deadline to submit an application for a Spring 2019 internship in Congressman Moulton’s office is November 9, 2018.(NOTE: The above information is from Congressman Seth Moulton’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCongressman Seth Moulton Seeking Spring InternsIn “Government”Congressman Seth Moulton Seeking Fall InternsIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill To Help Student Loan Borrowers Avoid DefaultIn “Government”last_img read more

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WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between May 26, 2019 to June 3, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierKane taught English for 35 years by Cassia BurnsSupt. Brand offers staffing updates by Lizzie McDermottDispatcher job is more than customer service by Lizzy HillSelectmen choose Town Accountant by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunOlin remediation plan ready by fall by Emma MurphyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

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Verizon 5G map Network now live in Chicago and Minneapolis

first_img We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Share your voice Mobile Tags 8:24 Motorola Moto Z3 $480 Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7 Review • Moto Z3 review: First 5G upgradable phone is a solid midrange choice Mentioned Above Motorola Moto Z3 Verizon’s 5G network is live in Chicago and Minneapolis.  Verizon A week ahead of schedule, Verizon on Wednesday turned on its 5G network in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. CNET went to Chicago to test it with the Moto Z3. To experience 5G, Verizon customers need to have a Motorola Moto Z3 phone with a 5G Moto Mod. The addition, available now, costs about $200 and attaches magnetically to the phone. Customers on Verizon’s postpaid or unlimited plans get unlimited 5G for an extra $10 per month. The first three months of 5G are free.Verizon said customers on its 5G Ultra Wideband network in Chicago and Minneapolis could see speeds between 450 Mbps to 1Gbps and latency connecting to the network less than 30 milliseconds. “Verizon customers will be the first in the world to have the power of 5G in their hands,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon’s chairman and chief executive officer, in the release.Read: Testing Verizon’s 5G network almost made we weep real tears For Chicago, the 5G service is concentrated in the West and South Loop areas near landmarks like Union Station, Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and The Chicago Theatre. Minneapolis customers’ service is concentrated in the downtown area, like Downtown East and West. The service is available near landmarks like the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Central Library, the Mill City Museum, Target Center and First Avenue venues, The Commons, areas of Elliot Park and in the Verizon store in The Mall of America.Read: Verizon defends its 5G network’s rocky start, throws shade at AT&T and T-MobileBelow is a map showing cities that currently have some 5G coverage:5G, the next generation of cellular tech, has been touted as the life-changing foundation for tech trends like augmented reality and telemedicine. Virtually every major Android handset maker has talked up plans to launch a 5G device this year. However, coverage will be limited at the start, and those 5G phones likely won’t be cheap.AT&T’s 5G network went live in December in a dozen cities. But until 5G phones arrive later this year, it’ll only be useful with Netgear’s Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, a portable device that creates its own Wi-Fi network so you can link phones, laptops and tablets to the 5G network.Sprint has said its 5G network will launch in May, and T-Mobile says its full 5G launch will happen in the second half of the year.Verizon plans to expand its 5G coverage to 30 cities by the end of 2019. Originally published April 3, 8:54 a.m. PT.Update, 10:30 a.m. PT: Adds more background on 5G networks. See it Now playing: Watch this: 5G Verizonlast_img read more

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Facebooks Zuckerberg called Pelosi after altered video but she hasnt responded

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Politics Tech Industry 0 Tags Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Would you take a call from this man? Nancy Pelosi apparently didn’t. James Martin/CNET Silence might speak louder than words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has criticized Facebook for not removing a video that was altered to make her seem drunk. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Pelosi to talk about how the company deals with misinformation but that she wasn’t “eager” to hear his explanation and didn’t call back. Their staff members have been in touch, though, according to the Post, which cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. Tensions between the California Democrat and the world’s largest social network have escalated after Facebook decided to leave up the doctored Pelosi clip. Facebook doesn’t label the video itself as manipulated, but on desktop computers it shows articles from fact-checkers alongside the clip, and it reduced the video’s reach on NewsFeed. Twitter also left up the video. Google-owned YouTube took it down. One version of the video, posted by the group Politics WatchDog, got nearly 3 million views, but it’s no longer available. The group claimed last week that Facebook took it down, but the social network said it didn’t. Pelosi said in May that Facebook’s refusal to remove the altered video showed that the company’s leaders were “willing enablers” of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.Pelosi didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook declined to comment or confirm the Post’s report. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on manipulated media and “deepfakes,” a technique that uses AI to create videos of people doing or saying something they didn’t. last_img read more

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Airbus EFan becomes first electric plane to cross Channel

first_imgClose The Airbus E-Fan took off from Lydd airfield in Kent and became the first twin engine electric flight to cross the English Channel on 10 July, landing in Calais, France.Professor Simon Bradley, head of the Airbus Global Innovation Network, said it was a historic day in the companys history, more than 100 years after Frenchman Louis Bleriot completed the first flight across the English Channel in 1909.Were obviously always pushing the boundaries. This is the very first time we have flown an all-electric aircraft over the water, across the Channel, he said.Airbus test pilot Didier Esteyne completed the flight in 37 minutes and said that piloting an electric flight felt different from traditionally powered aircraft.Its closer than a glider. Of course, there is a little bit of noise, but less than any other aeroplane first and also, there is no vibration at all. Its smooth and its very quiet. Thats very important. Its a pleasure to fly this plane, he said.The E-Fan is a light two-seater aircraft, weighing 600kg; it can reach a maximum speed of 220km per hour.Professor Bradley said that people shouldnt have safety concerns over electric powered flights.These days, people use batteries in all the devices they have at home. They have batteries in their mobile phones; the batteries we are using today are standard lithium batteries. They are not anything strange. I think people will take it when it has been certified and when it has been proven to be safe. This is one step on that journey, he said.Its hoped that electric powered planes would help to cut carbon emissions significantly from flying.last_img read more

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Jon Snow to betray Daenerys Targaryen in her fight against Cersei Lannister

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 3 leakGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last War” will feature how Daenerys Targaryen will come to terms with Jon Snow (Aegon Targaryen) and will march her army to invade King’s Landing.Now that Night King and his army of White Walkers are no more present in the Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen will be headed to the King’s Landing to fight the one battle that matters to her the most — kill Cersei Lannister and become the Queen of all the Seven Kingdoms. Daenerys still has several of her trusted allies including Tyrion Lannister, Grey Worm, Lord Varys, her two dragons, and possibly Jon Snow.We all know that Jon Snow does not wish to rule. In all the released episodes, we saw him fighting for the right but at the same time, he never demanded to become a King. In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1, Jon Snow learned that his real name is Aegon Targaryen which makes him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. That said, Daenerys did not come to terms with him when he told her the same.Even in the recently released episode, we saw that there was still some friction between these two characters. It looks like Daenerys still thinks that Jon will overthrow her and rule the Seven Kingdoms. However, this is probably not going to happen. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1 review Daenerys TargaryenGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)There are chances that along with Sansa Stark, Jon Snow will decide to stay in the North and keep it safe from any future terrors. The North is still recovering from the great battle and they will be needing Jon to stay there to help everyone.Jon may accompany Daenerys in her fight against Cersei but given the fact that Dany is not happy with him, she may ask him to stay back in the North, where he truly belongs. At the same time, it should be noted that he has kneeled in front of her and has called her his queen. So, to fulfill his promise, he may walk beside her when she will invade Cersei’s golden palace.If Daenerys brings Jon Snow along with her then she will be very powerful as he will be bringing the rest of the North with him. But if Jon decides to abandon her in the time of her need, then there will be some dire consequences for the character.last_img read more

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Tata Motors shares fall 10 over disappointing Q3 results weakness to persist

first_imgGuenter Butschek, Tata Motors’ CEO and Managing Director, poses with a Hexa car during its launch in Mumbai, India, January 18 2017.Reuters fileTata Motors reported a huge dip in its consolidated net profit for the third quarter (Q3) on Tuesday, resulting in its share price crashing almost 10 percent on Wednesday. The stock hit an intraday low of Rs 441 before recovering to trade 7.70 percent lower at Rs 450 on the BSE at around 10.15 am even as a brokerage warned of sustained weakness for a longer duration.Read: Confused on what is TAMO? All you need to know about Tata Motors new sub-brandThe company’s consolidated net profit for the third quarter had fallen 96 percent to Rs 112 crore as against Rs 2,953 crore in the corresponding period last financial year. Consolidated revenues also dropped 4.3 percent YoY to Rs 67,484 crore in comparison to Rs 70,567 crore in the year-ago period.Its overseas business, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) were hit by operational weakness and huge foreign exchange losses, according to the company.”The operating performance in the quarter reflects  lower wholesale volumes and less favourable product mix partially offset by favourable market mix (including the runout of Discovery); unfavourable variable marketing expense including the extended 16MY runout expenses in the US; higher new model launch costs and Biennial pay negotiation settlement and unfavourable unrealized FX and commodity hedge revaluation as well as USD debt revaluation,” Tata Motors said in a regulatory filing.Weakness to persist, says Motilal Oswal SecuritiesIn a note, brokerage Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. (MOSL) said the company’s foreign exchange losses would continue for another nine to 12 months. “Fx hedge losses would remain at similar levels (assuming stable GBP) for next 3-4 quarters. As a result, near term EBITDA margins are expected to be 10-11 percent, though management guided for sustainable margins at 14-15 percent,” MOSL analysts said.Brexit, Trump and Tata MotorsSlashing its earnings per share (EPS) for Tata Motors, the brokerage said the double whammy of weak domestic commercial vehicle sales and political uncertainty in Britain triggered by Brexit need to be watched out for, besides developments in the US.”In near term, two political events pose risk to our estimates, further GBP (Great Britain Pound) depreciation if Article 50 is triggered resulting in formalizing Brexit, and further development on import taxes in US.” The reference is to protectionist policies being contemplated by the Trump administration that implies encouragement to domestic production and tariff barriers on goods produced outside the country. Motilal Oswal Securities Limitedlast_img read more

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Infosys net up 58 in first quarter investors to be rewarded

first_imgInfosysReutersGlobal software major Infosys on Friday reported Rs 3,613 crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering a 3.7 percent annual growth from Rs 3,483 crore in the same period year ago. Sequentially, however, net profit declined 2.1 percent from Rs 3,690 crore a quarter ago.”Consolidated revenue for the quarter (Q1) under review grew 12 percent annually to Rs 19,128 crore from Rs 17,078 crore in the like period a year ago and 5.8 percent sequentially from Rs 18,083 crore quarter ago,” said the city-based IT major in a regulatory filing on the BSE.Digital revenues contributed $803 million, accounting for 28.4 percent of the total income from operations, with 8 percent sequential growth and 25.6 percent annual growth in constant currency.Here is what Infosys Chief Executive Salil Parekh said:The strong revenue and margin performance in the quarter shows our dual emphasis on agile digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven core services are resonating with our clients.”Operating margin at 23.7 percent is in line with the guidance given at the beginning of the quarter in April.The company clarified that profit decreased Rs 270 crore for the quarter following re-measurement of its assets for sale, including consideration of progress in negotiations on offers from prospective buyers for its US-based Panaya software subsidiary.”A reduction of Rs 270 crore has been recorded in the fair value of Panaya for disposal,” pointed out a statement. A general view shows workers at a cafeteria inside a building at the Infosys campus at the Electronic City area in Bangalore. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File PhotoWith 8 percent sequential growth in agile digital business and increase in large deal wins to over $1 billion, Parikh said the company was seeing good traction in the market. “Large deal wins have crossed $1billion, with financial services accounting for 40 percent of them,” said the outsourcing firm in the statement.The number of $100-million clients increased by four to 24 during the quarter. “Our emphasis on deepening client relationships resulted in strong client metrics, including an increase in $100-million+ clients to 24,” said Chief Operating Officer U.B. Pravin Rao.The company has retained the 6-8 percent annual revenue guidance it gave in April for the fiscal (FY 2019), with the operating margin guidance at 22-24 percent. Utilization (excluding trainees) touched an all-time high of 85.7 percent during the quarter.”We had broad-based financial performance on multiple fronts, including return on investment crossing 25 percent, free cash flow up 32 percent quarterly and operating margins at the upper quartile of the guidance”, said Chief Financial Officer M.D. Ranganath. The Infosys stock as of 14 July 2018 9:22 AMIBTThe Board has recommended the issue of 1 bonus share for every equity share held to celebrate the 25th year of the company’s public listing in India and further increase liquidity of its shares,” said the statement.The company has also decided to give a stock dividend of one American Depository Share (ADS) for every ADS held to mark the occasion.This is the eighth time Infosys rewarded its investors, including promoters, co-founders, institutional and retail investors, worldwide, with the first being on August 19, 1997, and the last one on June 15, 2015. The company, however, gave 3:1 bonus share on July 2, 2004, while it has been 1:1 on six times in 2015, 2014, 2006, 1999 (twice) and 1997.The company’s blue-chip scrip of Rs 5 face value gained Rs 14.50 at the end of Friday’s trading on the BSE to close at Rs 1,309.10 per share as against Thursday’s closing rate of Rs 1,294.50 and opening price of Rs 1,310. The scrip also touched a high of Rs 1,331.15 and a low of Rs 1,300.15 during the intra-day trading sessions.last_img read more

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Panama cuts ties with Taiwan switches to China

first_imgPanama’s Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi drink a toast after signing a joint communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations, in Beijing. Photo: AFPPanama and China announced Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world’s second-largest economy.The move prompted an angry response from Taiwan and will likely further strain ties between Taipei and Beijing, which considers the self-ruled island a renegade province awaiting reunification with the mainland.Taiwan is recognised by around 20 countries worldwide and its status is one of the most politically sensitive issues for Chinese leaders who pressure trade partners to accept its “one China” principle.Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said in a nationally televised message “to the country and the world” that “Panama and China establish diplomatic relations today”.The two countries issued a joint statement saying: “In light of the interests and wishes of both peoples, the Republic of Panama and People’s Republic of China have decided to grant each other, from the date of this document’s signing, mutual recognition, establishment of diplomatic ties at the ambassadorial level.”After decades of siding with Taiwan in the disagreement over its status, Panama now “recognises that there is only one China in the world” and that Taiwan is part of Chinese territory.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Panamanian counterpart Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado signed the communique in Beijing.“This is a historic moment, China-Panama relations have opened a new chapter,” Wang said, adding that Panama’s decision was in “complete accordance” with its people’s interests and “in keeping with the times”.Saint Malo said Panama and China had made an “important step” and started a “new page in our strategic relations”The announcement comes after Beijing began construction last week of a container port, with natural gas facilities, in Panama’s northern province of Colon.Panama had long stressed it had diplomatic ties with Taipei and commercial ones with Beijing.Chinese ships, after those from the United States, are the number two users of the Panama Canal, the Central American country’s main source of budget revenue.Taiwan’s angerPanama is the latest country to cut ties with Taiwan.In December China signed an agreement to restore diplomatic relations with Sao Tome and Principe after the African nation ditched the island.Taiwan reacted furiously to the latest move.“We strongly condemn Beijing for manipulating the so-called ‘one China’ policy to continue to suppress Taiwan’s international space through various means,” the presidential office said.“This kind of action is not only an open threat to Taiwanese people’s survival and welfare but also an open provocation to peace and stability in the Taiwan strait and the region.”Diplomatic tussles between Taiwan and Beijing eased under the island’s previous Beijing-friendly government.But relations have deteriorated since President Tsai Ing-wen’s China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party was swept to power in a landslide election victory last year.Tsai has refused to acknowledge the concept that Taiwan is part of “one China”, unlike her predecessor Ma Ying-jeou.Cross-strait tensions have been further exacerbated by a highly unusual call from Tsai to congratulate then US President-elect Donald Trump, who questioned Washington’s policy towards the island, including its decision to not formally recognise its government.last_img read more

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EC getting instructions from PMO alleges BNP

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday alleged that various instructions are being given to the election commission regularly ‘from the Prime Minister’s Office’ to implement the government agenda.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also questioned the neutrality of three election commissioners.”Election commissioners M Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Shahdat Hossain have been playing important roles in holding the upcoming election, but there is a hearsay that they’re working in favour of the ruling party,” he said.The BNP leader also alleged that prime minister’s adviser HT Imam regularly discuss various issues with the three commissioners.Of the three, he said, the senior most one was given the main charge for implementing the government’s agenda.”HT imam gives his all directives through the Commissioner. Various instructions are being sent from the prime minister’s office to the chief election commissioner through messengers, and it has been confirmed from the CEC’s office,” Rizvi claimed.He alleged that a cell has been set up at the PMO to control the returning officers.”The nominations of the BNP candidates and Awami League’s rebel independent ones were scrapped during scrutiny on 2 December as per the suggestion of the cell.”The BNP leader alleged that there was a strong instruction from the cell about the ruling party’s rebel candidates.”The election commission during the appeal hearing is also following the same direction regarding the independent candidates.”He said they came to know that former election commissioner Mobarak Hossain has been made the legal adviser to the ruling party’s election steering cell.Besides, the BNP leader said, 12 police officials have been given the charge to help the ruling party rig votes in different regions.Rizvi said they have also got information that the National Security Intelligence (NSI) officials have been asked to prepare a list of the election observers.”The agency has already formed an alliance titled ‘Election Working Forum’ with 20 organisations registered with the election commission.”He said a list of 20,000 local election observers under the alliance has been made and they will be there at polling stations to work in favour of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League.last_img read more

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Trump sets up abortion obstacles barring clinic referrals

first_img Share This! Share This! Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar,Load Comments,At Vatican summit, talk of destroyed files riles bishops’ critics By: David Crary Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals.The new policy is certain to be challenged in court.The final rule released Friday (Feb. 22) by the Health and Human Services Department also prohibits federally funded family planning clinics from being housed in the same locations as abortion providers and requires stricter financial separation. Clinic staff will still be permitted to discuss abortion with clients.The move was decried by women’s groups and praised by religious conservatives, but it could be some time before women served by the federal family program feel the full impact.Women’s groups, organizations representing the clinics and Democrat-led states are expected to sue to block the policy from going into effect. Administration officials told abortion opponents on a call Friday that they expect legal action, according to a participant.Planned Parenthood, whose affiliates are major providers of family planning services as well as abortions, said the administration is trying to impose a “gag rule,” and the organization launched a full campaign to block it.“We’re going to fight this rule through every possible avenue,” said Emily Stewart, the organization’s vice president for policy.Planned Parenthood and other groups representing the clinics say the new requirements for physical separation of facilities would be all but impossible to fulfill. Planned Parenthood said the administration action is another attempt to drive it out of business, after efforts to deny it funding failed in Congress.Religious conservatives said the administration’s policy is a major step toward breaking down what they see as an indirect taxpayer subsidy of abortion providers.Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, called it “a major step toward the ultimate goal of ending taxpayers’ forced partnership with the abortion industry.”The regulation was published Friday on an HHS website. It’s not official until it appears in the Federal Register and the department said there could be “minor editorial changes.” A department official confirmed it was the final version.Known as Title X, the family-planning program serves about 4 million women annually through independent clinics, many operated by Planned Parenthood affiliates, which serve about 40 percent of all clients. The grant program costs taxpayers about $260 million a year.Abortion is a legal medical procedure, but federal laws prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman.An umbrella group representing family planning clinics also decried the administration’s decision.“This rule intentionally strikes at the heart of the patient-provider relationship, inserting political ideology into a family planning visit, which will frustrate and ultimately discourage patients from seeking the health care they need,” Clare Coleman, head of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, said in a statement.Although abortion remains politically divisive, the U.S. abortion rate has dropped significantly, from about 29 per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 1980 to about 15 in 2014. Better contraception, fewer unintended pregnancies and state restrictions may have played a role, according to a recent scientific report. Polls show most Americans do not want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion.(Crary reported from New York.) Tagsabortion Donald Trump family planning homepage featured,You may also like Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar About the authorView All Posts Share This! Catholicism Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts By: David Crary Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 David Crary By: David Crary Share This! By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar David Crary By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email last_img read more

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As More Texas Women Seek SecondTrimester Abortions State Bans Most Common Type

first_imgMartin Do Nascimento/KUTPlanned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights are suing over Texas’ new ban on dilation and extraction abortions.The state’s new ban on dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedures leaves doctors and patients with few options, says one of the state’s few full-time abortion providers.“We know that about 95 percent of abortions in the second trimester are performed using the D&E procedures,” Dr. Bhavik Kumar with Whole Woman’s Health says. “So, the alternatives are not really real alternatives.”State lawmakers outlawed D&Es during the regular legislative session. Two weeks ago, abortion providers filed a lawsuit – landing the state back in court over an abortion restriction.“Ultimately what this is doing is really restricting us to options that are less safe and options that a lot of doctors aren’t trained in,” Kumar says.He says all the second-trimester abortions he performs are done using D&Es. The ban, which hasn’t been enforced yet, will leave his patients in a tough spot.“Obviously, it would be a conversation that I would need to have with my patients,” he says. “We’d have to assess what the options are, be real about what we know and don’t know, and help my patients make the best decisions for them.”Another concern for Kumar is what this means for him as a medical provider, having to perform less common and safe procedures.“It would be difficult to practice substandard medicine out of fear from persecution from the state,” he says.Kumar says if the ban goes into effect there could be a spike in medical complications.The ban comes as women in Texas are having more second-trimester abortions.“What we know in terms of second-trimester abortions in Texas is that there was a big jump … in procedures between 2013 and 2014,” says Dr. Daniel Grossman, an investigator with the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.He says there was a roughly 27 percent increase in second-trimester abortions in 2014. That was the first full year House Bill 2 was in effect. The Supreme Court struck down parts of the sweeping abortion bill last year.When the law went into effect, though, many abortion providers were forced to close in Texas.Grossman says it’s hard to prove a causal link, but the women he spoke to about the clinic closures did provide some insight.“We heard from them about how it took time to even find which clinics were open,” he says. “It took time to get money together to pay for transportation, to find someone who could drive them, to get time off from work, to arrange childcare. And all of those things ended up creating delays. And some women then were pushed even into the second trimester.”Grossman says wait times at the clinics that were still open also got longer. In some cases, he says, wait times were weeks long, which could also push a woman into a second-trimester abortion.The number of second trimester abortions aren’t steadily climbing anymore, but Grossman says the numbers have stayed pretty high.The ban has been a longtime priority for anti-abortion groups in Texas who say the method of abortion is gruesome. Courts have overturned similar attempts by other states to outlaw D&Es. Sharelast_img read more

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