CBI files 5 cases against HAL official, others

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has registered five cases against a senior manager of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and others for allegedly causing a loss of more than ₹13 crore to the public sector undertaking.The agency has alleged that Bhaben Maitra, Senior Manager (Finance) at HAL’s office in Odisha, siphoned off the funds in conspiracy with other employees by using forged documents between 2013 and 2017.The first case pertains to alleged misappropriation of ₹13.11 lakh by the accused official in 2013, in league with two contractual workers and two private contractors. Another case involves ₹1.86 crore, in which the same modus operandi was used by accused persons, while in the third case they allegedly siphoned off ₹1.71 crore.In October last year, the agency had registered a case against Mr. Maitra for alleged embezzlement of ₹5 crore using forged bills, work orders and invoices.last_img read more

EB-5 visas gaining popularity as H-1B becomes more difficult to get

first_imgThe EB-5 visa is gaining popularity as an alternative to the embattled H-1B visa, which is the most popular US visa category for the movement of Indian techies.Usually an entrepreneurial visa, with an initial investment of USD 500,000 and a promise to create at least ten full time jobs in the US, children of high net worth individuals, executives as well as middle class people are looking at the visa as a sure shot chance at a US Green Card.Read it at Money Control Related Itemslast_img

Kei Nishikori comes up aces, rolls into 3rd round in Australia Open

first_img“I rather do three sets, but today (Karlovic) was playing well, and first match, too, the guy was playing really solid,” Nishikori said. “Yeah, these two matches can go, you know, I could lose these two matches. So I just need to recover well. But, I mean, it’s only two matches, so I’m not too tired yet.”Nishikori dropped to his hands and knees after winning the last three points of the tiebreaker, relieved to secure his spot.He later joked that he’d faced more aces in one match than he himself would serve in a year.“He almost had it,” Nishikori said of how close Karlovic got to victory. “One serve and it could have gone his way.”To force a fifth, Karlovic, who is 2.11 meters (6-feet-11), had served six aces in a row — two from 30-30 in the 10th game and then another four to close after breaking Nishikori’s serve to close out the fourth set.ADVERTISEMENT After missing last year’s Australian Open because of injury, Nishikori reached the fourth round at the French Open, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the semifinals in New York, losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the last two.He reached a career-high No. 4 ranking in March, 2015 — a record for an Asian player in ATP rankings history — and his runner-up finish at the 2014 U.S. Open made him the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlready with a title in Brisbane to open 2019, he’s starting to believe he’s ready for the next step.But after twice being taken to five sets — he lost the first two sets of his opening match but won 15 of the next 17 games before Kamil Majchrzak retired while trailing 3-0 in the fifth — he’d prefer to take a direct route through the third round. He next plays Joao Sousa, who beat No. 32 Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4. Expect the ‘best version’ of Joshua Pacio in his first ONE title defense “Never easy. Kind of frustrating if you can’t get the serve like three in a row.”After trailing 4-1 in the 10-point tiebreaker — a new addition at the Australian Open this year __ and then taking a 7-6 lead thanks to a video replay review at 6-6 — Karlovic was closing in becoming the oldest man since Ken Rosewall in 1978 to reach the third round at the Australian Open.But Nishikori stepped it up, sparking chants of “Nishi-kori, Nishi-kori” from a section of Japanese fans at Margaret Court Arena.“I had to reload in the fifth,” he said. “It was really tough. Could go both ways. I really returned well — focussed well.“We both played great tennis — and he served really well. I’ll try to carry on this confidence to the next round.”Rain showers halted play on all courts soon after Nishikori’s win, forcing organizers to close the roofs of the three main show courts.The Japanese fans were still in place after the break to watch U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka advance with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Tamara Zidansek.Nishikori said having more Japanese fans in Australia than at any of the other majors always gave him a boost.“You can tell there is so many Japanese. And also many Asians. I’m sure I feel more comfortable playing this Grand Slam than other Grand Slam.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan’s Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Kei Nishikori wants to extend a Grand Slam sequence. He’s not making it easy at the Australian Open.Eighth-seeded Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic, and had to save three break points deep in the fifth, before beating the 39-year-old Croatian 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) to reach the third round.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Gareth Bale Has No Idea Who is UK’s Prime Minister, Thought Boris Johnson Was London Mayor

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. While UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been creating quite a buzz with his Brexit deal, he is not of much interest to Gareth Bale, who in a recent interview admitted that he thought Johnson was still the Mayor of London and does not know 99 per cent of Brexit. The 30-year-old superstar footballer, who plays with Real Madrid in Spain, said he has no interest in keeping informed about what is going on back home in Britain and spends most of his life in his “own bubble.” The 30-year-old attacker hit the headlines in recent months due to the uncertainty over his future at Real Madrid. He flew to London to meet with his agent on Monday sparking more speculation that the Wales international remains unsettled in the Spanish capital. However, he says he is quite happy with that situation, just so long as he can play golf.The Wales Superstar told the Telegraph of his media blackout. He said, “I don’t have anything on my phone, so unless my friends send me something or my agents tell me something I need to know, I don’t pay attention. I don’t see the need to.”When asked about Brexit, he added, “I look in terms of stuff financially, because it affects me in a certain way for investments or money, because things change, but I don’t read most of the nonsense… I genuinely don’t know 99 per cent of Brexit. I don’t even know who the Prime Minister is anymore. I haven’t got a clue.”He went on to say, “I can’t have a say in it, so I’m not interested. I follow the golf, that’s about it. I can tell you who’s number one in the world?”The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has dominated the news since a referendum was held in 2016 and Johnson has been the leader of the country since July. Boris JohnsonBrexitGareth Balereal madrid First Published: October 30, 2019, 1:16 PM ISTlast_img read more

Virat Kohli opens up about that sensational catch to dismiss Rahul Tripathi

first_imgVirat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore might have lost to Steve Smith’s Rising Pune Supergiant by 27 runs in Bangalore but he perhaps has managed to pull off the catch of the tournament already.Kohli held onto a blinder to get rid of Rahul Tripathi of Pawan Negi’s bowling in the ninth over during Pune’s innings. (SCORECARD)Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane put on a brilliant partnership for Pune to begin the innings but the latter fell in the eighth over. It was then left to Tripathi to carry on the momentum of the good start. As Negi was introduced, Tripathi, who was batting on 31 off 22 balls, drove fiercely through covers only to get the be shock of his life a few seconds later. (RCB vs RPS highlights)The RCB captain flew to his left and caught the ball with his left hand and threw it in the air to leave the batsman completely bewildered.Talking about the screamer in the post-match interview, Kohli said that it is one of the best catches he has ever taken.”One of the best catches that I have taken ever. Just reflexes. All the training drills go into that,” said the 28-year-old. However, it couldn’t prevent RCB from losing their third match in a row. They have just one win out of four matches in this year’s Indian Premier League and are on the bottom of the table.Bangalore will next play the second last team — Gujarat Lions on April 18 in Rajkot.last_img read more

Saina Nehwal accepts Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore challenge, tells her #5MinuteAur story

first_imgSaina Nehwal became a part of Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s #5MinuteAur campaign alongside Khelo India as she accepted his challenge of telling a #5MinuteAur story. Saina, in a video she posted on Twitter, thanked Rathore for nominating her for the challenge and remembered the time she used to crave to play for five more minutes.”I would like to thank Rajyavardhan sir for nominating me for #5MinuteAur. This is a wonderful initiative because in India where sports is getting better and moving ahead and that we have so much talent, I want to tell my story,” Saina said in a video on Twitter.”In my childhood when I started playing badminton during the summer camp, I always used to tell my parents that I want to play for five more minutes. I think because of that I have been able to reach this level today, because of their support and because of my will to play for five more minutes and get better and win more tournaments.”We cannot really gauge the amount of difference five minutes can make in somebody’s life because like I said, I am here because of it and I have been able to achieve so much, only because I wanted to play for five more minutes,” Saina concluded.I would like to thank @Ra_THORe sir for this initiative #5MinuteAur #KheloIndia2019 .. Further I nominate @SDhawan25 @parupallik and @MirzaSania for this initiative pic.twitter.com/Weq3PY8HucSaina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 9, 2019Saina further nominated Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, her husband and fellow badminton player Parupalli Kashyap and new mom and India’s tennis star Sania Mirza.advertisementEarlier on Wednesday, Rathore started off the new #5MinuteAur challenge for the Khelo India campaign with a video that went viral. Rathore, an Olympic medallist in shooting, played table tennis with both hands to encourage people to talk about their childhood memories of sports when they would ask their parents to give them five more minutes to play.Rathore posted the message on his social media handles to promote the Khelo India Youth Games which start Wednesday in Pune, Maharshtra. The 12-days sports carnival, beginning from January 9 to 20, will witness over 10000 participants from 29 states and 7 union territories.Rathore, one of the fittest ministers in India, tagged Virat Kohli, Saina, Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan to share their stories.”Remember when we used to play in our childhood, that was the exact time when our parents would remind us of our homework. What would did we say then, ‘just five minutes more’. There was no one to speak for us then but now we have a voice. So why don’t we all speak up for all the kids in the country and say ‘let them play’, five minutes more, play India. Use #5MinuteAur and #KheloIndia and share you five minutes more story,” Rathaore said in the video.Bas #5MinuteAur-haven’t v all asked fr it-in playgrounds,exam halls or on the phone?Let’s b the voice of our young athletes & say it loud-#5MinuteAur #KheloIndiaAur Khelenge Toh Aur Jitenge!Share ur story of #5MinuteAur @imVkohli @NSaina @deepikapadukone @BeingSalmanKhan pic.twitter.com/dg91JfzN7zRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 9, 2019Also Read | India will be among top medal winners at the 2028 Olympics: Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreAlso Read | IOA secretary requests Sports Minister to consider business class journeys for athletesAlso Watch | Mary Kom in a friendly bout with sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathorelast_img read more

Emraan Hashmi buys sexy yellow Lamborghini Huracan worth Rs 4 crore. Watch video

first_imgEmraan Hashmi has bought a luxury sports car for himself, Lamborghini Huracan , and was spotted driving down the streets of Mumbai. A video of the actor driving the vehicle has surfaced online.The car costs around Rs 4 crore. The mid-rear engine V12-powered sports car can reach a speed limit of 100kmph in 3 seconds. The car is a two-seater and is expected to have a mileage of 7.69 kmphOn the work front, Emraan will make his digital debut with the Netflix original, Bard of Blood, which is co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan. It based on debutant author Bilal Siddiqi’s book by the same name.In the show, Emraan plays the role of an expelled spy named Kabir Anand who has to leave his life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani behind, to save his country and long-lost love.Emraan has just wrapped up shooting Chehre, which stars Amitabh Bachchan.Emraan was last seen in Why Cheat India this year, which failed to perform at the box office. The film revolved around the murky realities of Indian education system.advertisementAlso read | Emraan Hashmi on Netlfix show: It’s like shooting three films, pretty toughlast_img read more

Minister of State for Home has become a joke KCR

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said that Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy has become a joke by stating that Hyderabad is a “safe zone for terrorists”. “People are laughing at him. He has become a joke,” Rao said at a news conference on Tuesday night. KCR, as Rao is popularly known, said there was not a single incident of communal violence in Telangana during last five years and the Union Home Ministry also went on record to state that the crime rate in the state had come down. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana “There was no terrorist attack. We are an active government. This is a neat and clean state. In fact there is no other state like this in India,” he said. Kishan Reddy, who is a member of Parliament from Secunderabad, had said after taking oath as the Minister of State on May 30 that Hyderabad had become safe zone for terrorists as any terror incident in the country would have a link to the city. KCR said since the Andhra Pradesh government had handed back the buildings at the secretariat to Telangana, a new secretariat complex would be built at the existing premises. He said the foundation stone for the new secretariat building will be laid on June 27. The complex with 5-6 lakh square feet space will be built at a cost of Rs 400 crore. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah The Chief Minister also announced that the existing Assembly building will be preserved as heritage structure and a new legislature complex comprising legislative Assembly and legislative Council will be built at Yerrum Manzil at a cost of Rs 100 crore. He said Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments had agreed to hold talks to solve all outstanding issues with regard to distribution of waters of Godavari and Krishna rivers. KCR said a delegation of top irrigation officials of Andhra will visit Hyderabad on June 27 or 28 for first round of talks.last_img read more

130 kg of soaked dried Afghan heroin seized

first_imgNew Delhi: Special Cell of Delhi Police on Friday said that they recovered about 130 kilograms of soaked and dried heroin being imported under the cover of a basil seed consignment from a container in Navi Mumbai.The consignment originated from Islam Qila, Herat, Afghanistan and took the sea-route to Mumbai via Bandar Abbas in Iran. Two people, a Delhi-based man and a Kandahari Afghan national were arrested during the raids. Total recoveries in ongoing operation now exceed 330 kilograms with a street value of about Rs 1,320 crores. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice identified the accused as Tifal Nau Khez who is believed to be the kingpin of the drug cartel and Ahmad Shah Alokozai a native of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) Manishi Chandra said that after the arrest of one Ahmad Shah, based upon his revelations, a team was dispatched to Mumbai to search for a suspected cargo which was lying somewhere in the vast JNPT Nhava Sheva area of Navi Mumbai. “The team conducted a thorough search at the Customs Bonded area in Maharashtra. A container which was imported by the arrested accused through his contacts in Mumbai from the Bandar Abbas port of Iran was found containing about 260 Jute Bags with Basil seeds,” said DCP Chandra. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsDCP special cell further said that on opening the jute bags, it was found to contain another jute bag covered with thin white colour polythene layering. The inner jute bag covered with thin white colour polythene was found containing soaked and dried Afghan Heroin. Each bag has approximately 500 gms of pure raw heroin. On the directions of his handlers based in Afghanistan, Tifal Nau Khez had setup a reconstitution factory at a flat in Zakir Nagar. He was the one who oversaw all the operations from reconstitution to delivery of processed Heroin in Punjab on the directions of Afghan-based drug lord Haji. Alokozai is living in Delhi for the past few years under the cover of wholesale dry fruits dealer. “This time he was given the of handling the consignment of Basil seeds from Mumbai port. This consignment was also sent by druglord Haji, this time through sea route,” said DCP Cell.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI and Nigerian Pres Launch Strategic Partnership Sign Bilateral

Rabat – King Mohammed VI and president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, chaired, on Friday at the Abuja presidential palace, the ceremony to launch a strategic partnership to develop the fertilizer industry in Nigeria. The two leaders also chaired the signing ceremony of several bilateral agreements on the fields of agriculture, fisheries, air services and renewable energy.The strategic partnership to develop the fertilizer industry in Nigeria is part of a shared vision by Morocco and Nigeria for the development of Africa and a strong will to reinforce economic ties between the two countries. This south-south partnership touches on all the agricultural value chain, based on fertilizing solutions that are adapted to the Nigerian soil and cultivation, to the availability of fertilizers on the Nigerian market and to the setting up of support measures for local farmers. It also provides for developing a platform for fertilizer production in Nigeria, and reinforcing the fertilizer market in this country.This collaboration seeks to secure fertilizer supply for the Nigerian market at competitive prices, share a real know-how in terms of developing local blending facilities, promote innovation, research and development, reinforce local distribution channels, and extend the existing agricultural systems.The final goal is to develop a sustainable agriculture in Nigeria while helping with the amelioration of farmers’ daily life in a spirit of south-south partnership.Afterwards, King Mohammed VI and the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria chaired the signing ceremony of two agreements related to this partnership.The first is an agreement between OCP-Ltd and Dangote Industries Limited for the development of a platform for fertilizer production in Nigeria, inked by Mostafa Terrab, CEO of OCP-Ltd, and Aliko Dangote, CEO of Dangote Industries Limited.The second is a draft agreement between the OCP-Ltd and the association of fertilizer producers and suppliers in Nigeria for the development of the fertilizer market in Nigeria, inked by Mostafa Terrab and Thomas Etuh, chairman of the said association.The two leaders also chaired the signing of five cooperation agreements:– An agreement on visa exemption for official diplomatic and service passports, inked by foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar and Geofrey Onyeama, Nigerian foreign minister.– A bilateral agreement on air services, signed by Salaheddine Mezouar and Geofrey Onyeama.– A cooperation agreement on fisheries, inked by agriculture and fisheries minister Aziz Akhannouch and Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development.– A memorandum of understanding on the agricultural field, inked, on the Moroccan side, by Aziz Akhannouch, Hicham Belmrah, chairman of the board of the “Mutuelle Agricole Marocaine d’Assurance,” and Tariq Sijilmassi, president of the board of the “Crédit Agricole du Maroc,” and on the Nigerian side by Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development.A cooperation agreement on the renewable energy field between MASEN and the Nigerian ministry of energy, civil engineering and housing, inked by Mustapha Bakkoury, chairman of MASEN board and Babatunde Raji Fashola, minister of energy, civil engineering and housing. read more

Algiers attacks will not deter UN from its vital work vows Ban

“This was a despicable strike against individuals serving humanity’s highest ideals under the UN banner,” Mr. Ban told the General Assembly via satellite from Bali, Indonesia, where he is attending the UN Climate Change Conference. “We must all condemn this deed, just as we must work, together, to bring its vile perpetrators to justice.” (Click here to view webcast of address) Mr. Ban said the UN is still counting the dead, tending to the wounded, and looking for the missing after a car bomb exploded near the world body’s offices in the Algerian capital. Another car bomb detonated near the country’s Constitutional Court. The Secretary-General said he spoke to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika this evening to express his condolences, as well as to ask the President to take all necessary measures to ensure the security of the UN personnel. Immediately following the attacks, Mr. Ban dispatched several of his top aides to Algiers, including the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Kemal Dervis, to determine how best to aid those injured in the attack and their families. “The security and welfare of UN staff is paramount,” Mr. Ban stressed. “We will take every measure to ensure their safety, in Algeria and elsewhere, beginning with an immediate review of our security precautions and policies.” Mr. Ban noted that the UN has taken many measures since the 2003 bombing of its headquarters in Baghdad to enhance the security of its staff and premises around the world. “Meanwhile, our brave men and women continue their difficult and dangerous work,” he said. “Our mission has been, and will always be, to help those most in need. The Baghdad attack will not deter us. Neither will this most recent attack. Our colleagues in Algiers would ask no less.” 12 December 2007Calling the terrorist bombing against the United Nations premises in Algiers “an attack on us all and our highest ideals,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today vowed not to let the tragedy deter the world body from carrying out its mission to help those most in need. read more

UN Human Rights Council mission on flotilla incident concludes visit to Turkey

27 August 2010The United Nations Human Rights Council’s international, independent fact-finding mission of high-level experts inquiring into the Gaza flotilla incident on 31 May has wrapped up a week-long visit to Turkey. The three experts interviewed Government officials and witnesses who provided first-hand information on the incident, according to a press statement issued today by the Council in Geneva.Technical and legal experts accompanying the mission also held meetings with forensic and judiciary officials and inspected the ship Mavi Marmara, which was part of the flotilla.The team now heads to Jordan on Sunday for a seven-day visit in which they will interview witnesses based in Jordan and neighbouring countries.The 47-member Council voted in early June to dispatch the mission to inquire into the incident regarding the flotilla, which had departed Turkey and was bound for the Gaza Strip. It is slated to present its report at the Council’s next session in September.Judge Karl Hudson-Phillips, a former judge with the International Criminal Court (ICC), chairs the mission, and the other members are Sir Desmond de Silva, a former chief prosecutor at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), and Shanthi Dairiam, a former member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.Also expected to deliver a report in September is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s panel of inquiry into the incident.That four-member panel, which started discussions earlier this month on how to carry out its work, is not designed to determine individual criminal responsibility, but to examine and identify the facts, circumstances and the context of the flotilla incident.As part of that, the panel will receive and review the reports of national investigations into the incident and request clarifications and information as it needs from national authorities. read more

Bell wants to sell Astral assets that must be sold as quickly

Bell wants to sell Astral assets that must be sold as quickly as possible AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2013 9:04 am MDT MONTREAL – BCE Inc. is in the process of selling off a number of Astral Media’s radio and TV specialty stations as part of the regulatory approval for the $3.4-billion acquisition, but says it won’t delay the closing of the deal.The takeover of Astral Media by BCE Inc. is expected to close on July 5, the companies said Friday following the final approval by the CRTC.The broadcast regulator signed off a revised version of the deal on Thursday on the condition Bell sell a number of Astral’s English and French specialty TV channels, including the Cartoon Network, Disney DX and Teletoon, along with some of its English-language radio stations.BCE spokesman Mark Langton said the telecom giant was holding an auction to sell off the stations.“The proceeds will offset total financing requirements for the Astral acquisition,” Langton said.“The unsold assets are in trust until approved by the regulator so the process won’t delay closing of the deal.”When the takeover of Astral is finalized, Bell’s share of the English-language market will grow to 35.8 per cent, while its share of the French-language market will be 22.6 per cent.Under the regulatory approval, Bell must adhere to the CRTC’s code of conduct for commercial arrangements that limit anti-competitive behaviour and treat independent programmers and distributors fairly.Bell must also give its competitors “reasonable access” to advertising opportunities on its radio stations, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled.The CRTC is also requiring Bell to spend $246.9 million on “tangible benefits” over the next seven years — $72 million more than the company proposed.Some of those tangible benefits include paying for initiatives in the radio and television sectors that are meant to create more Canadian programming, and spending on Canadian films and festivals to promote them.BCE said the combined company will be led by a team of senior Astral and Bell Media executives. Astral president and CEO Ian Greenberg will also join the BCE board of directors. read more

Somalia Ban UN envoy condemn attack near Mogadishu airport

A vehicle exploded close to a UN convoy near the airport at about 12:30 local time, according to a statement issued by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay.The Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, which media reports say killed at least six people.“The UN in Somalia strongly condemns the attack and expresses deep sorrow at the reported deaths and injuries of Somali bystanders,” said Mr. Kay, who is head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).He added that a UN car was damaged but no UN staff were injured. Four security escorts were slightly injured.In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, the Secretary-General condemned the attack and expressed his deep condolences to the families of the Somali citizens that have been killed and wishes a swift recovery to those injured. “The Secretary-General remains determined to support the Somali Government in preventing such attacks and holding the perpetrators accountable,” the statement said, expressing his appreciation for the UN staff in Somalia for their continued dedication under difficult circumstances. “The Secretary-General reaffirms the undeterred resolve of the United Nations to support the people and Federal Government of Somalia,” the statement added. read more

Brock rowing wins double gold at major regatta competition in US

Brock’s women’s pair and men’s freshman/novice lightweight eight rowing teams both won their divisions at the largest collegiate regatta in the U.S.Brock’s rowing team captured two gold medals at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in Pennsylvania. The women’s pair and men’s freshman/novice lightweight eight both won their divisions at the largest collegiate regatta in the U.S.Jen Beaudette and Katie Klassen battled a strong headwind to defeat Wheaton by five seconds in the women’s pair final. The duo advanced after posting the fastest times in their preliminary and semifinal races. It also marked a successful debut for coach Vince Amodeo.The men’s lightweight eight led for most of the final race to win by 18 seconds over Delaware. The team, which is coxed by Earl Cabaluna, includes James Potts, Scott Klassen, Taylor Ashwood, Matt Druken, Connor Pepper, Evan Bull, Can Kilic and Eric Buchanan and is coached by Mike Purcer.Men’s freshman/novice lightweight eight (final)1. Brock 8 (J. Potts) 5 06:48.7102. Delaware 27 (W. Grant) 3 07:06.4443. Purdue 86 (D. Bergquist) 4 07:18.2044. Georgia Tech 44 (L. Page) 2 07:38.5205. Georgia 43 (M. Lynn) 1 07:59.878Women’s pair (final)1. Brock (K. Klassen) 4 09:40.8362. Wheaton (K. Brewer) 2 09:45.1833. Calhoun (B. Hamann) 3 09:51.6324. Sacred Heart (J. Smith) 1 09:53.3815. Georgia Tech (C. Merrigan) 5 10:41.7226. Massachusetts (Julia Deane, Leanne Ondreicka) 6 10:54.322 read more

Late Louisville goal upends OSU mens soccer

Rainy conditions at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium weren’t the only downside to the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s loss Wednesday. The No. 5-ranked Louisville Cardinals, which ended OSU’s season a year ago in the NCAA tournament, snapped the Buckeyes’ 12-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win. An 82nd minute goal from Louisville redshirt senior midfielder Kenney Walker gave the Cardinals the score they needed to come out on top. Louisville entered the game averaging 2.33 goals per game, but the first half of the game was a defensive battle. Louisville controlled the ball for most of the first half, but OSU junior goalie Matt Lampson was up to the task, making five saves in the half. The Cardinals attempted nine shots to OSU’s four in the first half. “(Matt) had a lot to do tonight,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “He handled everything that was thrown at him very well.” Junior midfielder Chris Hegngi stopped the Cardinal’s shooting streak, putting a shot slightly outside of the net with just under 11 minutes left in the first half. It was the only Buckeye shot-on-goal of the first half. At the 40-minute mark in the second half, Hegngi found OSU freshman forward Kenny Cuningham just feet from the net. Cunningham’s header brought the crowd to its feet, but his effort glanced off the crossbar and the game remained scoreless. “I saw it in the air and put my head on it,” Cunningham said. “I thought it was going in, but it was about six inches, maybe a foot from the line.” Inside the 37-minute mark of the second half, Cardinals senior forward Colin Rolfe put a shot on goal that appeared to be destined for the back of the net. But Lampson came up big, diving to ground just far enough to make a one handed stop and leaving the game tied. With 8:24 left in the contest, a Louisville throw-in was kicked around OSU’s penalty area and eventually made its way to Walker. Walker cracked a shot through the crowd of Buckeyes and Cardinals and the ball rolled by Lampson, giving the Cardinals the 1-0 lead. Hegngi got a wide open shot with under a minute left, but the ball sailed wide left. “It was really close… I just tried to get it to the post,” Hegngi said. “It was like an inch away. I’m really sorry I couldn’t score there.” The Cardinals went on to win, 1-0. “We know how we can play,” Cunningham said after the game. “We know we can go against anyone in the country.” Bluem said it was unfortunate that his team couldn’t score in the contest, saying, “If Cunningham scores five minutes into the second half on the header that hits the crossbar and we go up 1-0, then we make life very difficult for them.” On Sunday, the Buckeyes open Big Ten conference play at Michigan. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. read more

EUPHORIA Metalurg soldout tickets for KIF in 17 minutes

EHF Champions Leaguehandballhandball ticketsRK Metalurgsold out handballtickets What a handball weekend is ahead of us in Macedonian capital city of Skopje. Firstly, RK Vardar will host HSV Handball in their first match at EHF CL TOP 16 on Saturday, but only day after RK Metalurg will meet KIF Kolding Kobenhavn, at the same place “Boris Trajkovski” hall with 7.000 fans. RK Metalurg have announced that they sold-out 2.500 tickets in only 17 minutes! All tickets-office was occupied by the fans across whole Macedonia and online selling system collapsed in the first minutes of the process.Previously, Metalurg sold about 3.500 season tickets and keep rest of the capacity for “free buy” option during the season… ← Previous Story EHF Cup (Road to Berlin): Montpellier and Szeged to 1/4 finals! Next Story → Nikola Eklemovic (Wisla Plock): “Pressure is on Veszprem” read more

Appeal for witnesses after man is stabbed in Carlow

first_imgAppeal for witnesses after man is stabbed in Carlow Gardaí were called to the scene of a suspected aggravated burglary in an apartment yesterday. Jun 9th 2017, 1:40 PM Friday 9 Jun 2017, 1:40 PM Share10 Tweet Email3 13,591 Views Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3435525 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img GARDAÍ IN CARLOW are appealing for witnesses and information following a stabbing incident in Carlow town yesterday.Gardaí were called to the scene of a suspected aggravated burglary and serious assault incident in an apartment at the Riverdell apartment complex in the town at about 2.45pm.A 22-year-old man was receiving treatment at the scene from paramedics for suspected stab wounds. He was taken by ambulance to St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.A forensic examination of the scene has been carried out and investigations are ongoing.Speaking at Carlow Garda Station, Superintendent Gerard Redmond said: “I am appealing for information from any potential witness who may have heard or seen anything in the vicinity of Riverdell apartments – which are located at Haymarket, Carlow – between the hours of 1pm and 3pm on Thursday, 8 June.”Anyone with information is asked to contact Carlow Garda Station on 059 913 6620 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Read: Theresa May says she’ll form minority government with ‘friends and allies’ in the DUPRead: Another rainfall warning issued but sunny spells expected tomorrow Image: RollingNews.ie 5 Comments File photo Image: RollingNews.ie By Órla Ryan File photolast_img read more

Sécheresse les Français se disent prêts à accepter des coupures deau

first_imgSécheresse : les Français se disent prêts à accepter des coupures d’eauLa sécheresse a imposé à 42 départements des restrictions d’eau. Parallèlement, cinq Français sur six se disent prêts à accepter des coupures d’eau dans la journée afin de limiter son utilisation, indique un sondage Ifop.Le site Internet du ministère de l’Environnement indique que 15 départements français restent concernés par les mesures les plus fortes liées aux restrictions d’eau. Parmi eux on compte ceux de la région Poitou-Charentes, la Dordogne, le Lot et le Rhône. En tout 42 départements sont touchés à divers degrés. Quatre départements restent placés en situation de vigilance.À lire aussiAdBlock, crème solaire et l’hydratation, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 3 juinUn sondage Ifop réalisé pour Sud-Ouest Dimanche montre que cinq Français sur six se disent prêts à limiter leur consommation d’eau potable si cela devient nécessaire. Près de la moitié d’entre eux (48%) se disent même “tout-à-fait” disposés à accepter des coupures d’eau. Pour le moment, les restrictions concernent les usages jugés non-prioritaires (arrosage et remplissage des piscines) mais encadrent également certaines irrigations d’ordre agricole. Les prévisions de Météo France ne sont pas rassurantes. Aucune pluie “étendue et significative” n’est à espérer dans la semaine, rapporte le JDD.Pour la ministre de l’Ecologie, NathalieKosciusko-Morizet, il n’est pas encore temps de mettre en place un impôt sécheresse qui permettrait de venir en aide aux agriculteurs comme en 1976 (deux milliards de francs avaient, à l’époque, été générés par cet impôt). En revanche, elle a dit lors d’une intervention radiophonique, hier, qu’elle estimait “normal” que “des mesures d’accompagnement du monde agricole” soient engagées, indiquant que c’était d’ailleurs déjà le cas. Le 23 mai 2011 à 13:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les dinosaures étaientils des hyperactifs à sang chaud

first_imgLes dinosaures étaient-ils des hyperactifs à sang chaud ? Publiée dans Proceedings of the Royal Society B, une étude anatomique australienne, avec contribution de chercheurs canadiens et allemands, suggère que les dinosaures étaient bien plus actifs que les reptiles actuels, peut-être même davantage que les mammifères.Le Pr Roger Seymour, de l’Université d’Adélaïde, a utilisé les dernières théories de l’anatomie et de la physiologie pour tenter de répondre à une question ancienne : les dinosaures étaient-ils, comme les reptiles actuels, des animaux à sang froid et au métabolisme lent, ou, comme les mammifères, des animaux à sang chaud, très actifs ?Chez l’humain, des trous minuscules dans le fémur, appelés foramens nutritifs, permettent le passage de vaisseaux alimentant les cellules osseuses en sang et donc en oxygène. Et la taille de ces trous est proportionnelle au taux d’activité de la personne : plus l’activité physique est importante, plus le besoin en oxygène augmente pour alimenter les processus d’autoréparation des micro-fractures. Mais qu’en est-il chez les animaux, et qu’en était-il chez les dinosaures ?Utilisant les collections de musées australiens, l’équipe du Pr Seymour a d’abord comparé la taille de ces foramens fémoraux chez des mammifères – de l’éléphant à la souris – et chez divers reptiles actuels, ainsi que leur taux métabolique. “Les résultats sont sans équivoque. La taille des trous est étroitement liée au taux métabolique maximal, correspondant aux ‘pics’ d’activité. Les trous chez les mammifères sont environ 10 fois plus grands que ceux des reptiles”, explique le professeur Seymour.Des créatures à sang chaud très actives À lire aussiCette vidéo retrace l’évolution de nos ancêtres en moins de 2 minutesMettant à contribution ses collègues du Royal Tyrrell Museum, au Canada, et du Museum für Naturkunde, en Allemagne, il a ensuite examiné les trous fémoraux de 10 espèces de dinosaures de 5 groupes différents (carnivores bipèdes et herbivores quadrupèdes, pesant de 50 kg à 20 tonnes) : “selon une comparaison relative (de façon à éliminer les différences de taille des corps), tous les dinosaures [étudiés] ont dans leur fémurs des trous plus grands que ceux des mammifères”.”Les dinosaures sont apparus encore plus actifs que les mammifères. Nous ne nous attendions certainement pas à voir ça. Ces résultats fournissent un poids supplémentaire aux théories selon lesquelles les dinosaures étaient des créatures à sang chaud très actives, plutôt qu’à sang-froid et lentes”, conclut le Pr Seymour.Le 16 juillet 2011 à 15:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more