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Lamborghini mulling presence in Maharashtra

first_imgMumbai, Feb 15 (PTI) Iconic Italian carmaker Lamborghini is mulling an investment in Maharashtra to aid its electric vehicles plans, a senior official said today.Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation chief executive officer Sanjay Sethi said the world-famous manufacturer of luxury supercars, sports cars and SUVs is planning an investment in the state.”They (Lamborghini) have a basic interest in electric vehicles,” the senior IAS official told PTI here, when asked about the likely presence of Lamborghini chairman Tonino Lamborghini at the Magnetic Maharashtra investor summit here next week.The carmaker, which has outlined a slew of global plans on the electric vehicle front, will announce its plans for Maharashtra tomorrow, Sethi said.State Industries Minister Subhash Desai said the carmaker is keen to set up base in Maharashtra.Asked if the state government has indicated any potential location to Lamborghini, Desai replied in the negative, saying it will happen only after talks with them.The government does not know if the company is tying up with a local manufacturer, Desai said.The company sells multiple models in the country, with a base price north of Rs 2 crore. A January 20 media report said it sold 28 vehicles in the country in 2017, and is targeting to triple the same by 2019, as new models get launched.The company has sales and service presence in Mumbai and Bengaluru.In the latest Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed to increase duties on imported cars from next fiscal to 25 per cent, from the present 20 per cent, as a disincentive to imports.advertisementNo official from Lamborghini was available for comment.Maharashtra aims to attract investment commitments of over Rs 10 lakh crore at the three-day summit starting Sunday. PTI AA IAS VT VT SRElast_img read more

CWG 2018 Opening Ceremony: Indigenous Australians highlight spectacular evening in Gold Coast

first_imgThe Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opened to a glittering ceremony on Wednesday. Indigenous Australians, hip-hop artists, pop stars and local dancers lit up a spectacular evening.The fireworks drew loud applause while the Indian and Australian contingents drew the loudest cheers. There was a general feeling of goodwill and joy around the Carrara Oval as Australia displayed its spirit of inclusiveness.The colour, dancing and fireworks marked a happy opening ceremony. At the end of the night, Gold Coast and Australia could be proud of their efforts.Here are the highlights from the evening:18.10 IST: That concludes the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia. Australian singer Delta Goodrem performs at the CWG 2018 opening ceremony (Reuters Photo)17.58 IST: Delta Goodrem is singing Welcome to Earth.17.55 IST: Prince Charles: It gives me great pleasure to declare the 2018 Commonwealth Games open.17.52 IST: Sally Pearson receives the Queen’s Baton from Brent Livermore. She takes the baton to the stage where the Queen’s message is removed and handed to Prince Charles.17.51 IST: Kurt Fearnley hand it over to Netballer Liz Ellis who gives it to hockey star Brent Livermore.17.50 IST: Susie O’Nielle hands the baton over to cyclist Brad McGee, who takes it to Paralympic legend Kurt Fearnley.17.46 IST: Susie O’Nielle is an 11-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist. Susie O’Neill arrives with the Queen’s Baton (Reuters Photo)17.43 IST: Queen’s Baton arrives at the Carrara Stadium. Former Australian swimmer Susie O’Neill is the surprise baton bearer.17.36 IST: Peter Beattie, Chairman of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation: Beautiful one day, perfect the next. Welcome to Australia, welcome to Queensland, and welcome to the Gold Coast.advertisement17.32 IST: The Oath: We come to this place from many lands. To demonstrate the spirit of true sportsmanship that we all share. And to stand up for the values and ideals that live at the heart of these Games:Our shared humanity the respect we give each other, finding lasting friendships and common ground in our diversity.Our shared equality the level playing field on which we compete, providing fairness and opportunity for all.And our shared destiny to do our best here, so we inspire individuals and communities around the world to realise their own aspirations. This is our oath.17.27 IST: Ceremonial Flag arrives at the arena. 6 Athletes carrying the flag: Brendan Williams (Dominica, high jump), Natalie Du Toit (South Africa, Para swimming), Alison Shanks (New Zealand, track cycling), Nicole Forrester (Canada, high jump), Colin Gregor (Scotland, rugby sevens), Rhona Toft (Scotland, hockey)17.21 IST: Smoking Ceremony underway: Luther Cora, a Gold Coast artist, explains its meaning — The Smoking Ceremony cleanses us, blesses us and connects us to the land, and to the country. It is very special, not only for my family and the Yugambeh mob, but for all Indigenous people around Australia. Fire-making remains significant to Indigenous people. It represents the continuous practice and passing on of cultural knowledge to the next generation. We are still here. We are still living in harmony with the land, practising our culture through song and dance, hunting and gathering in a modern world.17.16 IST: Katie Noonan and the Gold Coast Choir are performing You’re Welcome Here.17.15 IST: The Carrara Stadium is looking absolutely spectacular at the moment. 4500 athletes from 71 nations to compete at the Gold Coast Games.17.06 IST: Hosts Australia last team to enter the arena and with that the Parade of Nations concludes. Australian athletes march into Carrara Stadium (AP Photo)17.01 IST: Oceania to conclude the Parade of Nations. Cook Islands to come out first. Other countries will be Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.16.57 IST: Fourteen Caribbean nations walk out now. Anguilla start the Parade of Nations. Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands follow.16.47 IST: And there’s the Pakistan contingent walking in now16.46 IST: Malaysia followed India in the Parade.#Proud moment for us to see our pride #NationalFlag flying high in the hands of @Pvsindhu1 at #GC2018@afiindia @BAI_Media @BFI_basketball @BFI_official @OfficialCFI @TheHockeyIndia @OfficialNRAI @indiasquash @ttfitweet @WeightliftingIN @FederationWrest @ParalympicIndia pic.twitter.com/6I63YG74p0IOA – Team India (@ioaindia) April 4, 201816.46 IST: Flag-bearer PV Sindhu leads a strong Indian contingent out in the Parade of Nations. And a loud, loud applause for the Indian athletes. They have had to endure some unpleasant moments with the syringe controversy and Saina Nehwal’s blackmail.advertisementIndia had won 64 medals at the Glasgow Games including 15 Gold medals.16.45 IST: Next up: Asia –Bangladesh lead.16.42 IST: Next up: The Americas are coming out now. Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Falkland Islands, Guyana, St Helena, and The Bahamas.16.40 IST: That concludes the African nations.16.38 IST: Seychelles hold the record for the most Commonwealth Games medals (6) without securing gold16.27 IST: Parade of Nations: Next up — Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, The Gambia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia.16.23 IST: European nations done.16.20 IST: Parade of Nations: Following Team England will be Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Malta, Northern Ireland and Wales.16.15 IST: Parade of Nations gets underway: 2014 CWG hosts Scotland start the parade. CWG 2018: Dancers perform at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony (AP Photo)16.10 IST: Ricki-Lee Coulter is singing Technicolour Love after Damien Rider arrives with the Queen’s Baton Relay. Rickie-Lee Coulter performs at the opening ceremony (Reuters Photo)16.04 IST: Australian Defence Force hoists the Australian flag and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.Our #Champion @Pvsindhu1 is #AllSet to lead #TeamIndia in the ‘Parade of the Nations’ at the grand #OpeningCeremony of the @GC2018 #CommonwealthGamesVoice your support and wish us luck in our biggest #GoldQuest at the #GC2018 in #GoldCoast ! pic.twitter.com/E7Q2h3qAS2IOA – Team India (@ioaindia) April 4, 201816.01: It’s time for the Australian National Anthem — Advance Australia Fair. CWG 2018 Opening Ceremony: Dignitaries at the stage (Reuters Photo)15.58 IST: Ted Williams’ welcome speech: The Welcome to Country is a customary way to begin an event or gathering, and is performed by Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the event or gathering happens. This is usually done by an Elder, and takes the form of their choosing, be it a ceremony, a dance, a song or a speech. A Welcome to Country honours the customs of Traditional Custodians, allowing them to formally welcome visitors to their Traditional Lands and give their blessing to an activity, event or visit. The inclusion of these welcomes is a way in which valuing and respecting appropriate Indigenous ceremonies lead to an increase in the understanding and mutual respect for the cultural practices of Indigenous Australians through observation of protocols and a sharing in cultural practice. The resonance of these traditional welcomes is that they place great value in such things as the recognition of Indigenous people as the First Australians, the promotion of awareness of the history and the cultures of Indigenous Australians and their contributions to our nation, and formal acknowledgement of their ongoing connection to the land. A Welcome to Country is a meaningful occurrence that allows everyone to be part of Australia’s Reconciliation journey.15.55: Dignitaries are on the stage now: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), The Honourable Peter Beattie AC, the Chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and Sam Coffa AM, President of Commonwealth Games Australia, Prince of Wales Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker.advertisement15.48 IST: After music, totem ceremony takes centrestage. Reuters Photo15.43 IST: Christine had also performed at the 2000 Olympics. Mau Power is the first rapper from Torres Strait.15.40 IST: Hip hop artist Mau Power and pop star Christine Anaud rock the stage after William Barton played didgeridoo from the peak of the Q1 skyscraper.Its here! Were so excited to #SHARETHEDREAM with you all! pic.twitter.com/yT9tLWkiIJGold Coast 2018 (@GC2018) April 4, 201815.29 IST: The youngest competitor at the CWG 2018 is an 11-year-old competing in Table Tennis.15.15 IST: ROYALTY AT CWG: Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, and his wife Camilla touched down in Brisbane on Wednesday for the start of their official visit, which will include opening the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Charles will officially open the competition on behalf of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today arrived in Brisbane for the start of a tour of Australia and to officially open the 2018 Commonwealth Games on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.@GC2018 #GC2018 #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/s8I7JlBOR6Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) April 4, 201815.05 IST: GAMES PROGRAM BLUNDER: In an accidental case of the old empire striking back, Commonwealth Games organizers have listed England as part of Africa in the official program. The colorful souvenir edition lists the English capital as Banjul (instead of London), locates it in the Africa region and notes its population as slightly more than 2 million.The Commonwealth crowds are arriving for the @GC2018 Opening Ceremony at the Gold Coast’s Carrara stadium. Thanks for joining us and enjoy the show! pic.twitter.com/TmE4tr1rc7Commonwealth Games Federation (@thecgf) April 4, 2018CWG 2018 Preview:The biggest event in Commonwealth Games history will run through 11 days. More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will be vying for 275 gold medals at the multi-sport event.Moreover, for the first time ever, there will be the same number of men’s and women’s medal events at the Games.The Indian contingent at the ceremony, which consists of over 200 athletes, will be led by flag-bearer P V Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist.Not jst track, those legs can set on fire d dance floor too Party at @GC2018 has begun & our new 400m champ Hima Das leads d #ATHIND team at #AthletesVillage #ShareTheDream #GC2018 #goldcoast2018 Hv gr8 time team! @ioaindia @SPN_Action @SonyTenSports @tandfn @TejaswinShankar pic.twitter.com/A2YwArMeEAAthletics Federation of India (@afiindia) April 2, 2018The squad also includes double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, and London Olympic bronze medallists Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Gagan Narang.The first gold medal of the event will be contested in the women’s triathlon on Thursday.Australia is hosting the Commonwealth Games for the fifth time.With a massive 222-member contingent, India will aim to showcase its status as a rising sports power with an expected rich medal haul when the 21st Commonwealth Games begin here on Wednesday.India had collected 64 medals (15 gold, 30 silver, 19 bronze) in the previous CWG held in Glasgow and the country will expect to better that performance at Gold Coast. Getting 101 medals in the New Delhi remains a tipping point for India in the CWG but since that took place at home, that mark will be lofty for the Indian contingent.The bulk of India’s medals in the past editions of the CWG have come from shooters, wrestlers, weightlifters and boxers and this time competitors under these four disciplines will look to continue their impressive record.last_img read more

Ancelotti measured on CL – Ballack

first_imgBayern München Under-fire Ancelotti’s Bayern tenure will be judged on Champions League results – Ballack Iain Strachan Last updated 2 years ago 16:55 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlo Ancelotti Bayern 2017 Getty Images Bayern München Carlo Ancelotti PSG v Bayern München UEFA Champions League The Italian must deliver success in Europe’s elite club competition if he is to secure his legacy at the club, says the former midfielder Former Bayern Munich star Michael Ballack feels the tenure of Carlo Ancelotti will ultimately be judged on the team’s exploits in the Champions League.After winning the Bundesliga in his first campaign in charge, Ancelotti has endured a difficult start to 2017-18.Bayern 6/1 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Bayern floundered in pre-season and then dropped early points in the league, losing 2-0 at Hoffenheim and drawing 2-2 at home to Wolfsburg last time out.They exited the Champions League at the hands of eventual winners Real Madrid in the quarter-finals last term, having not won the competition since 2012-13.And, speaking ahead of Bayern’s crunch Group B clash with fellow heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain, Ballack offered a reminder that the success or failure of the Italian coach’s tenure will be determined in Europe. “Bayern are looking [to win] the Champions League. Ancelotti has to be measured by this,” he was quoted as saying by Die Welt .According to Ballack, a further challenge for Ancelotti and Bayern will be managing the impending departure or retirement of long-serving forwards Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, who are 34 and 33 respectively.”It’s very important how the club and the coach communicate with them in this matter,” he said.”Franck and Arjen are absolute world class players in the autumn of their career. And dealing with such things can be difficult, the past has shown.”last_img read more

Pogba: Man Utd want to catch City

first_img Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries. Premier League Pogba warns City that Man Utd will not give up the chase Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 07:43 1/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) PaulPogba - cropped Getty Images Premier League Manchester United Paul Pogba Romelu Lukaku Stoke City Manchester City Manchester United v Stoke City The Red Devils are motivated in their pursuit of the league leaders after cutting the gap to 12 points Paul Pogba insists Manchester United have not given up hope of hauling in Manchester City in the Premier League title race.Jose Mourinho’s team trimmed the gap at the summit to 12 points with a 3-0 win over Stoke City on Monday night after their rivals suffered a first top-flight loss of the season at Liverpool over the weekend.Pogba was influential throughout, laying on fine first-half goals for Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial against the struggling Potters, before Romelu Lukaku put the destination of the points beyond doubt 18 minutes from full-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Obviously you see Manchester City are in front of us and they lost their first game,” Pogba said after being named man of the match on Sky Sports.”We always want to catch them so it was good for them to lose”But we have to think about ourselves and think about winning because we have lost a lot of points.”We’re not looking to the past, we’re looking to the next games. We just want to catch City, win the points that we lost and that’s it.”We need to focus on ourselves, keep winning and I think we will be okay.”13 – Romelu Lukaku has had a hand in 13 goals in 16 appearances in all competitions for @ManUtd at Old Trafford this season (10 goals, 3 assists). Stage.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 15, 2018 United are reportedly favourites to secure the services of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, with neighbours City out of the race and Chelsea rumoured to be launching a late interest, but Pogba hailed the contribution of incumbent centre-forward Lukaku against struggling Stoke.”Playing with Romelu, I can find him,” he said. “Someone who can hold the ball when I pass it to him, then I can make my run — someone to score goals and make assists.”last_img read more

Jacksonville Port Welcomes Its First ZIM Boxship

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Jacksonville Port Authority The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) recently welcomed the 10,070 TEU containership Tianjin, operated by ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM).The boxship made its maiden call to the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal as part of ZIM’s new Asia to North America service, offered through an agreement with the 2M alliance.The shipping line now offers direct service from Jacksonville to Kingston, Jamaica; Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai and Ningbo in China; and Busan, South Korea.“The arrival of ZIM is a result of the successful investment of local, federal and state dollars for the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project and other port growth projects, plus our reputation for operational excellence,” Kristen DeMarco, JAXPORT’s Chief Commercial Officer, said.“This is a monumental occasion for JAXPORT and a milestone in the overall evolution of the port. Ocean carriers are not waiting for the deepening project to be complete, they are investing in Jacksonville now and Northeast Florida’s economy will benefit.”JAXPORT informed that the deepening of Jacksonville’s shipping channel to 47 feet to accommodate even more cargo aboard the largest ships calling the U.S. East Coast is well underway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded the contract for the second phase of the project as contractors continue to make progress on phase one.last_img read more

Monsoon delayed heatwave to last for another week

first_imgNew Delhi: Large parts of the country will continue to be gripped by a heat wave for another week as the monsoon’s arrival has been delayed, an expert said on Thursday. Although the monsoon is expected to hit Kerala in the next 48 hours, it would take at least seven days to reach the central and western regions of the country that are witnessing severe heat wave conditions now. Several people have reportedly died in the past few days in the country due to heat stroke as the maximum temperatures ranged between 45 and 50 degrees Celsius. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat waves were expected in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region, Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh. The heat wave in the national capital and some northern cities were expected to become severe in the next few days, with the mercury likely to cross 45 degrees Celsius. There will be relief from the sweltering heat in the National Capital Region (NCR), Haryana and Punjab only after June 11 when a western disturbance may lead to thunderstorm and rains. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations “Usually monsoon arrives in Delhi on June 29. However, this time it is expected to be delayed by a week. It may come in the first week of July,” said Mahesh Palawat, Director at the private forecaster Skymet. Light rains had been expected on Thursday evening in the NCR region due to pre-monsoon activities. However, the possibility has died down now, he said. Delhi on Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average. On Thursday, the maximum temperature was expected to be little over 44 degrees Celsius. As per the IMD, light to heavy rainfall was expected in southern, eastern and north-eastern states on Thursday evening.last_img read more

UBS to pay states 68M to settle rate manipulation charges

first_imgHARTFORD, Conn. — Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay $68 million to settle a multistate investigation into the bank’s role in manipulating an interest rate used to price everything from credit cards to mortgages.The investigation involved attorneys general of 40 states.It is the latest of several bank settlements of charges related to the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, better known as Libor. UBS has paid more than $1.5 billion in fines and penalties to U.S. and European authorities for its manipulation of Libor.The states previously reached Libor-related settlements with Barclays, Deutsche Bank and CitiBank.Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said Friday the investigation will continue to hold other banks accountable.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Western Sahara UN refugee agency announces resumption of family visit flights

The flights, under the agency’s Confidence Building Measures programme, resumed yesterday with a total of 192 people gathered from Tindouf and other nearby refugee camps taking part in the visits.“I am pleased that these flights have now resumed, enabling separated families to see each other again,” said Athar Sultan Khan, chief of staff of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “I urge all the concerned parties to remain committed to this humanitarian process and UNHCR stands ready to provide support,” he added.UNHCR’s Confidence Building Measures programme for the Western Sahara refugee situation is an important humanitarian activity under its mandate. It includes cultural seminars, a programme of family visits and coordination meetings in Geneva with the two parties, Morocco and Frente Polisario, and two neighbouring countries, Algeria and Mauritania.Nearly 20,000 people have taken part in family visits since the programme began in 2004, and more than 150 people have participated in five seminars supported by the Portuguese Government. The fifth Confidence Building Measures seminar took place in the Azores, Portugal, in March 2014 and the next coordination meeting will be held in Geneva in June.According to UNHCR, refugee families in the camps originating from the territory of Western Sahara have been separated for nearly four decades because of the absence of a political solution that might end their plight. Refugees started arriving in Algeria in 1975 after Spain withdrew from Western Sahara and fighting broke out over its control.The UN has been involved in mediation efforts to find a settlement to the Western Sahara dispute, led in recent years by the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, Christopher Ross, who has called on both parties to demonstrate flexibility and creativity in working towards a solution.Meanwhile in New York today, the Security Council held a closed-door meeting to hear a briefing on the latest developments regarding Western Sahara. read more

Seguin scores controversial overtime goal as Stars down Flames 43

CALGARY — Tyler Seguin scored in overtime and added an assist as the Dallas Stars survived blowing a third-period lead to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Wednesday night.Twenty-four seconds into extra time, Jamie Benn knocked the puck into the slot where Seguin was wide open and he put a perfect shot inside the goal post on David Rittich.Rittich argued he had been interfered with by Benn but after video review the referees allowed the goal.Jason Spezza, Benn and Gavin Bayreuther also scored for Dallas (13-10-3), which snaps a four-game winless skid on the road.Garnet Hathaway, with his first in 16 games, Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano scored for Calgary (14-9-2). The Flames are 4-1-1 in their last six.Trailing 2-1, the Flames took their first lead midway through the third period on goals 1:10 apart.Gaudreau tied it, firing a shot top corner for a power-play goal at 9:41. Giordano made it 3-2 with a similar-looking shot from a similar spot, again beating Anton Khudobin with a rising shot over his glove.But the Stars got it back to even less than three minutes later, Matthew Tkachuk’s clearing attempt went on to the stick of Bayreuther and the rookie defenceman fired his second of the season past Rittich.Khudobin got the start once again in the absence of Ben Bishop (lower body), who is expected back on Saturday after missing the last five games. The 32-year-old Russian also started in Edmonton on Monday, making 30 stops in a 1-0 overtime loss.He made 30 saves once again to improve to 5-5-2.Getting the start over veteran Mike Smith, Rittich finished with 24 saves. He falls to 8-2-1.The Stars re-took the lead at 18:02 of the second period, needing just 23 seconds to strike on a power play.TJ Brodie was not able to tie up Benn, stationed in front and he neatly steered in a pass from Seguin.Dallas struck first, opening the scoring 41 seconds into the game on their first shot.Spezza slipped into the slot undetected and one-timed a Radek Faksa pass behind Rittich.Down 1-0 in the first period, Calgary received three consecutive power plays in the first period, but were unable to generate any dangerous chances on goaltender Anton Khudobin.The Flames tied it shortly after though, with the fourth line coming through. Mark Jankowski set up Hathaway whose one-timer was partially stopped by trickled through Khudobin.Notes: The Stars improve to 6-1-1 in their last eight games at the Saddledome… Calgary LW Michael Frolik (lower body) is back skating. He’s missed four games… Defenceman Dalton Prout rejoined the Flames after an AHL conditioning stint.Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press read more

Wrestling No 2 Ohio State returns home for matchup against No 14

Ohio State redshirt senior wrestler Bo Jordan battles Arizona State sophomore Zahid Valencia during a dual meet on Nov. 12. The Buckeyes won 31-12, but Jordan lost the match. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorComing off victories against Maryland and Rutgers, No. 2 Ohio State (8-0, 3-0 Big Ten) faces off against No. 14 Minnesota (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) at 7 p.m. Friday at the Schottenstein Center.Minnesota defeated Michigan State Sunday, and has seven wrestlers on InterMat’s top 20 individual class rankings. One potential matchup that would highlight the night involves No. 4 Ethan Lizak of Minnesota, who will likely wrestle against Ohio State’s No. 1 Nathan Tomasello at 125 pounds.  “That’s probably the premier matchup of the night,” Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said.Tomasello made his season debut against Maryland, winning 18-2 by technical fall, but sat out the Buckeyes’ next meet against Rutgers. He missed the first couple months of the season with a right knee injury.Ohio State junior Te’Shan Campbell and Minnesota senior Nick Wanzek will square off at 165 pounds. They come in ranked 13th and 9th, respectively. Campbell lost to Rutgers’ No. 12 Richie Lewis by decision 5-2 in his last matchup.Redshirt sophomore Ke-Shawn Hayes also lost by decision against Rutgers, when No. 12 Eleazar DeLuca got the best of him in a 12-7 decision. Hayes is No. 6 in the 149-pound division, and will likely face redshirt junior Steve Bleise Friday.  At 174 pounds, redshirt senior Bo Jordan looks to build off of his 3-0 win vs. Rutgers’ Joseph Grello. Friday’s meet marks the first of two meets at the Schottenstein Center. Usually the team’s home matches are at St. John Arena. “I haven’t wrestled in the Schott a whole lot since I’ve been in college, but a few times, and did a lot in high school, so it’s good to get back in that venue,” Jordan said.His brother, No. 6 Micah Jordan, will take on Minnesota’s No. 18 Jake Short at 157 pounds. “[Short’s] like a veteran, he’s been in the sport a while, so I’ll be pumped up for that match,” Micah Jordan said. Ohio State junior Joey McKenna will compete against Minnesota junior Tommy Thorn at 141 pounds. McKenna is coming off a win by major decision against Rutgers, and is a perfect 6-0 on the season. Both McKenna and Thorn are inside the top 11. “Every single week I’ve seen his progression, and Joey McKenna with energy? Watch out,” Ryan said.Ohio State sophomore Luke Pletcher will likely wrestle Minnesota sophomore Mitchell McKee at 133 pounds. The matchup between the two second-year wrestlers will be a chance for a pair of young up-and-comers to showcase their talents. Pletcher is already up to No. 2 and has yet to lose this season.  “They’ve seen each other before in high school. I don’t believe they’ve wrestled yet in college, but that will be a real big one for us at 133,” Ryan said.Ohio State completes its lineup with junior Myles Martin at 184 pounds, redshirt sophomore Kollin Moore at 197 pounds and senior heavyweight Kyle Snyder.Ohio State men’s wrestling team will finally be at full health, and is getting into the meat of its schedule, with dual meets coming up against No. 7 Iowa on Jan. 21 and No. 22 Purdue on Jan. 28 at the Jordan brothers’ former high school, St. Paris Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio. read more

Teen found hanged after mistakenly confessing to cheating on boyfriend in Snapchat

first_imgToxicology reports showed Miss Guy had taken cocaine while under the influence of alcohol. The hearing was told that the previous night she had been out with friends.Earlier, Miss Guy’s parents Martin and Deborah Guy told the inquest their daughter had previously self harmed and had been referred to healthcare professionals. Mr Hurst had previously told them their daughter had made comments to him about ending her life.Recording a narrative conclusion, coroner Alan Walsh said: “It is important to note that there was no evidence that Charlotte used cocaine in the past and no evidence that she was a regular user. On the balance of the evidence it is likely that she used cocaine in what I have described as the chaotic last 48 hours of her life. A girl of 17 was found hanged after she accidentally sent a Snapchat message to her boyfriend revealing she had cheated on him, an inquest heard.College student Charlotte Guy had intended her confession that she had slept with someone else to go to a friend, but she mistakenly sent it to 20-year-old Jack Hurst, who was away at university.After realising what she had done, Miss Guy sent a message to Mr Hurst saying: “Goodbye. Please forgive me”. In a final message, she wrote: “I love you – knowing that you hate me is enough.”Mr Hurst called police after reading the messages from his on-off girlfriend. He used Miss Guy’s Snapchat account to pinpoint her location, but her body was found near St John Rigby College in Wigan, Greater Manchester, where she had been studying healthcare.The Bolton hearing was told Miss Guy, who also worked poolside at a Total Fitness gym, was discovered dead on September 24 last year after she had been dating Mr Hurst for two years.In a statement, Mr Hurst – who is sitting exams at Newcastle University – said: “She text me to say that she wanted to talk. I said I was busy doing something and I would speak to her later. After this she sent me a Snapchat message that was meant for her friend but that she had sent to me instead. “The Snapchat referenced her sleeping with someone on the Saturday night. She told me that it wasn’t for me, and apologised and said she was a horrible person. She said that she wanted to talk and explain but I said that I didn’t feel like talking and to message me to say what she wanted to say.”At 17:11 I got a long text massage for her starting with ‘OK I think I get the point’. This message concerned me and I tried to call her but she didn’t answer. I got another message at 17:13 saying ‘it doesn’t matter. Goodbye. Please forgive me.’ The last message I got from her at 17:14 said: ‘I love you, knowing that you hate me is enough’.” He added: “I believed it had the usual ups and downs of young people both aged between 17 to 20. It is usual for these relationships to have its ups and downs – on one minute and off the next.”I know that it is typical of young people in a relationship. I accept that she was the one who ended the relationship, but it still would have had an effect on her.”I believed that I would have had an effect on Jack at the time and certainly affected him after finding out she died. I accept at the time she may have been under the influence of cocaine and some of the effects of that may have changed her behaviour and may have changed her state of mind. I believed she was a troubled young lady. The effect it will have on her family and friends is beyond imagination.” “But particularly important in the chaos what her mental state of mind in that period. As a non-regular user, it may have had a greater impact on her mind at that time.”Charlotte was 17 years of age when she died. She was at college, and her trigger points were work related stress of both college and work and domestic life with her boyfriend. That may well have been a factor to affect her state of mind. She was in a relationship with Jack Hurst for the best part of two years.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Charlotte Guy Charlotte Guy had taken cocaine under the influence of alcohol, tests revealedCredit:Cavendish Press last_img read more

Ausdrill bids for Barminco to potentially create new global mining contractor giant

first_img2,000 m. On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, Ausdrill announced it had entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100% of the equity and equity-like instruments in Barminco. Barminco is one of Australia’s leading underground hard-rock mining contractors and is Ausdrill’s existing joint venture partner in AUMS.If implemented, the acquisition will create Australia’s second largest mining services company, transforming the Ausdrill Group. The bid values Barminco’s equity at A$271.5 million, together with $425.5m of net debt, implying an enterprise value of A$697 million. At acquisition completion, Barminco vendors will own approximately 22.1% of New Ausdrill.The acquisition is subject to customary conditions precedent including Ausdrill shareholder approval, no material adverse change to Barminco or Ausdrill, a favourable independent expert’s report, continuation of material contracts and required change of control consents.Executive Chairman, Ian Cochrane, said: “Ausdrill is pleased to present its shareholders with this transformational opportunity. We have delivered operationally in FY18 and the Barminco transaction would broaden our strategic footprint to be Australia’s clear #2 mining services company and set in place a balance sheet with the capacity to achieve sustainable and profitable growth.”Underground, Barminco operates as a contractor across Australia, Egypt and India with the capability and fleet to provide customised solutions for longhole, specialist and production drilling applications. Production mining services include drilling, charging and blasting, load and hauling to the surface. It also offers a complete suite of underground diamond drilling services including grade control and orebody definition in all standard core sizes tolast_img read more

EHF CL Dinamo Minsk and Flensburg won

In two openning matches of the VELUX EHF Champions League Round 2 Dinamo Minsk and SG Flensburg celebrated victories. Tight match has been seen in Minsk, where Belarusian champion Dinamo beat Macedonian top side, RK Vardar 26:24 (13:13). “Red-black” from Skopje had attack for 25:25 at the beginning of the last minute, but Minsk’s goalkeeper Dimitrije Pejanovic saved shot of Igor Karacic. Dean Bombac scored the winning goal (26:24) from the 7-meter in the last ten seconds…DINAMO – VARDAR 26:24 (11:11)DINAMO: Rutenka 4, Bombač 4, Šelmenko 6, Nikulenkov 2, Doborac 4, Agirezabalaga 1, Ninčević 2, Bundalo 3VARDAR: Stoilov 1, Toskić 2, Petrić 2, Karačić 2, Dušebajev 5, Rastvorcev 1, Dibirov 6, Brumen 4, Čipurin 1German SG Flensburg had no problem with Drott 37:27 in Sweden. Team of Ljubomir Vranjes had three best scorer – Heinl, Mogensen and Svan Hansen who scored 6 goals each. Belarus handballDinamo Minsk handballEHF Champions LeaguehandballRK VardarSG Flensburg ← Previous Story HOSPITAL IN MAGDEBURG: Haas and Rojewski out for a while! Next Story → “Lions” storm in Hannover – Kiel beat Melsungen read more

Australie BP autorisé à procéder à des travaux dexploration

first_imgAustralie : BP autorisé à procéder à des travaux d’explorationBP est l’une des compagnies pétrolières ayant reçu, hier, plusieurs permis d’exploration pour le pétrole et le gaz au large du sud et de l’ouest de l’Australie. Le géant britannique assure avoir tiré des leçons de la marée noire d’avril 2010 qui a souillé le golfe du Mexique. BP Exploration Alpha a gagné quatre permis d’exploration au large du sud de l’Australie, rapporte Sciences et Avenir. Le pétrolier a prévu une étude sismique en 3D de 11.400 kilomètres carrés au cours des deux premières années, puis le forage de quatre puits d’exploration en 2013 ou 2014.BP a ainsi accepté de “prendre pleinement en compte les leçons apprises lors de l’accident de Deepwater Horizon dans ses sytèmes et ses procédures”, à en croire le ministre de l’Energie australien, Martin Ferguson, cité par la même source. En avril 2010, cette catastrophe – l’explosion de la plateforme en question – avait fait onze morts et causé la pire marée noire de l’histoire des Etats-Unis. Ces opérations d’exploration sont essentielles “pour détecter les prochains champs pétroliers offshore d’Australie” et répondre à la demande croissante de consommation d’énergie du pays, a-t-il, par ailleurs, estimé. A ce jour, d’après le ministre, le pays “a une balance pétrolière (brut, produits raffinés et gaz de pétrole liquéfié) déficitaire de 16 milliards de dollars australiens (11,9 milliards d’euros) qui devrait croître à 30 milliards de dollars d’ici 2015”.L’Australie est le seul grand pays occidental à avoir échappé à la récession grâce à la demande en matières premières et en minerais des pays émergents. Les plus importants sont la Chine et l’Inde. Le 18 janvier 2011 à 09:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Woodland to put tax levy to vote in February special election

first_imgVoters in the Woodland school district will have a chance to approve a replacement tax levy to fund educational programs, maintenance and operations.The district’s board of directors voted to officially put the levy to a vote in a special election on Feb. 14.The new levy would replace one expiring in 2017.In the recommended three-year levy presented to the board at a Sept. 26 meeting, the levy rate will be $2.70 in 2018 and 2019, and $2.69 in 2020. That would bring in an estimated $4.5 million to the district in 2018, $4.75 million in 2019 and $5 million in 2020, according to the presentation.The expiring current levy amount is $2.62 per $1,000 of assessed value, which is down from 2015’s levy rate of $2.76.The money will be used for course curriculum, classroom technology, additional teaching and support staff, utilities, school safety and emergency preparedness, student health, transportation, facilities maintenance and repairs and extracurricular activities, according to a release from the district.“We plan to maintain Woodland Public Schools’ reputation for providing an excellent education for our students while maintaining strict fiscal responsibility,” Woodland Superintendent Michael Green said in the same release.“We believe Woodland’s citizens recognize the high quality of student learning taking place in the communities, and will continue their tradition of commitment to the ongoing success of Woodland’s schools by approving this levy,” Green said.last_img read more

ASA Lists Benchmarks in Comments on NAFTA Renegotiation

first_imgIn comments submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) underscored the importance of maintaining and building on the extensive agricultural trade relationships have developed between the United States and Canada and Mexico through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). ASA’s comments came following announcement by President Donald Trump last month that the U.S. would move to renegotiate the 24-year-old pact.ASA included in its comments a list of benchmarks that reflect the gains already achieved in increasing U.S. agricultural exports to its NAFTA trading partners, and called on USTR to preserve if not exceed them in the renegotiation. These include maintaining a comprehensive, rules-based approach, and ensuring no backsliding by any party on agriculture or non-agriculture market access commitments.With regard to biotechnology, ASA urged USTR to pursue stronger language on sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) geared toward enhancing cooperation between regulatory agencies and avoiding trade disruptions related to agricultural production technologies. ASA included suggestions to adopt trade-facilitative residue levels and adventitious presence mechanisms, and to establish in the renegotiation a long-term and formal low-level presence policy (LLP) for biotech trait shipments between the three countries. Looking to support the animal agriculture sector that represents the largest buyer of U.S. soybean meal, ASA included benchmarks to maintain the successful elements of the agreement with regard to dairy entry into Mexico, while targeting greater market access for poultry, egg, and dairy product exports into Canada.Beyond its specific recommendations, ASA cited the dramatic growth of the Canadian and Mexican markets for U.S. soybeans, and for American agricultural products overall, since the implementation of NAFTA in 1993. In 2015, the U.S. exported $438 million in soy products to Canada, a 220 percent increase from the $199 million sold in 1987. Soy exports to Mexico in 2015 totaled $2.44 billion, nearly 500 percent greater than the $489 million sold in 1993.A full copy of ASA’s comments is available here.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of December 2 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, December 2, 2018:Auction — Burlington Self Storage181516 — Wilmington Recreation — RFP Costa Rica Trip181467 — Quinton — 2 Summer St Wilmington(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

TREIRB Junior Lecturers 2019 final results released

first_imgThe Telangana Residential Educational Institutions Recruitment Board (TREIB) has released the final result of Junior lecturers. The Board has conducted the exam for 281 posts in 12 different subjects. It has declared the result of 260 posts deferring the result of remaining posts. The final list of the candidates has been uploaded on the official website of TREIB — treirb.telangana.gov.in. The TREIRB had issued the notification on July 31 for 281 posts which include 40 posts in junior colleges in Tribal Residential Society, three in gurukul under the educational department, 149 in junior colleges (social welfare) and 89 in minority junior colleges.last_img read more

Will Etihad buy Jet cheap under insolvency process leaving lenders high and

first_imgWorkers cover the cockpit window of a Jet Airways aircraft parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, on March 26. The airline’s last flight was on April 17.ReutersThe bankruptcy proceedings the State Bank of India (SBI)-led consortium of lenders plans against Jet Airways may strengthen the position of United Arab Emirates (UAE) national carrier Etihad Airways, which is a strategic partner owning 12 percent stake in the private airline. The foreign strategic partner of the Naresh Goyal-founded Jet may get the opportunity to buy the airline’s assets at a much lower rate and without having to meet the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) norms, reports suggest.Jet Airways shares plunged on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) about 30 percent by noon to Rs 47 on Tuesday following reports about the lenders’ decision on Monday to invoke the IBC proceedings.India’s first private airline that began flying in mid-1993 and reigned the national skies as its biggest carrier by market share for a while touched down for the last time on April 17 under the weight of mounting debt and missed payments to suppliers and operational creditors. Jet owes lenders including overseas banks Rs 8,000 crore, reports say. The other outstanding payments total more than Rs 4,000 crore. Jet Airways market capitalization has plummeted and nearly 20,000 employees have been rendered jobless. Goyal, who stepped down in March as executive chairman of the airline under pressure from the creditors, still owns 24 percent stake in the company but faces an exit ban along with his spouse. Though the lenders invited global bids to buy a controlling stake in the airline under a debt resolution plan that the consortium formed, no worthwhile proposals were presented, according to reports. Etihad, meanwhile, held talks with the UK-based Hinduja group for picking up a substantial stake in the airline, but the talks soon floundered, forcing the lenders to seek proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). A Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Etihad Airways. Courtesy: etihad.comA statement from the SBI said, “Lenders have decided to seek resolution under IBC since only a conditional bid was received and requirement of the investor for Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) exemptions and resolution of all creditors is possible under IBC.” The statement added that while the lenders were making efforts to find a resolution for Jet outside the insolvency process, a decision has been taken now to seek a resolution within the IBC process due to investor requirements, a report in the Business Standard said. Two operational creditors — Shaman Wheels and Gaggar Enterprises — have already moved the NCLT over outstanding payments and their pleas have been posted for admission on June 20. The Jet lenders’ application also might get heard on the same day.Etihad’s offer during the bidding process was conditional demanding an exemption from having to meet the Sebi stipulation of a mandatory open offer for acquiring a majority stake once its shareholding crossed 25 percent. “Etihad Airways has worked consistently to find a solution which would enable Jet Airways to be reactivated as a viable entity. We will continue to constructively evaluate participation in potential solutions,” the report quoted a spokesperson of Etihad as saying.”It’s over to the legal process from now on,” a Jet official said. A Dutch court had declared Jet Airways bankrupt last month and had seized a Boeing 777 aircraft, the report said. According to lawyer Sumant Batra, this could complicate the insolvency process in India and NCLT will have to consider if a resolution professional can be appointed in view of the proceedings in the Netherlands.last_img read more