Tata Eyeing Ford’s Jaguar, Land Rover?

first_imgIndia’s increasingly assertive Tata Group is reportedly eyeing an acquisition of Ford’s Jaguar and Land Rover units.The rumors, long rife in the media, were confirmed by Chairman Ratan Tata, who told an Indian TV channel, “We certainly have an interest in that.”Ford, which experienced $12 billion in losses last year, has put the two units for sale as part of its turn-around plans. The U.S. credit crunch has diminished interest in the sale and Indian suitors, which also include Mahindra and Mahindra are tipped to have an advantage in the sale likely to occur in the next few months.  Related Itemslast_img

Ellington finally gets his All-Star 3-point contest call

first_imgHe has become a true 3-point specialist, one who arrives early on practice days and stays late and has blown the Heat away with his work ethic.“He’s a supremely conditioned athlete in the National Basketball Association,” Spoelstra said. “He’s the top tier. … Wayne plays his games now, catch-and-shoot style, in the red zone all game long. That’s just a testament to the work he’s put into his body.”Ellington has become one of Miami’s most important players.That means the Heat will have some things to decide this summer.Ellington is a journeyman who doesn’t want to be on more journeys. He’s been traded four times and joined four teams as a free agent, moving to a new NBA city on almost an annual basis. And he’ll be a free agent again in July — but has made no secret of the fact that, if he got a vote, would prefer to stay in Miami for the long haul. He’s getting married this summer, he and his fiancée recently had their first child, and Miami feels like home.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH And it got Ellington to All-Star weekend.Ellington is one of the eight players picked to compete in the 3-point contest on All-Star Saturday Night, set for Feb. 18 in Los Angeles. Ellington has already set a career-high with 153 3-pointers this season, with nearly half the season still to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I wouldn’t have been mad or upset if I didn’t get the call,” Ellington said. “But it felt great to get it, for sure. I’ve put a lot of work in and it’s always been one of my individual goals.”Here’s how important Ellington’s shooting from long range has been for Miami: The Heat are 0-7 when he doesn’t make a 3-pointer, and 29-15 when he makes one or more. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has given Ellington the ultimate green light — in his parts of two seasons with Miami, 77 percent of Ellington’s field-goal attempts have come from beyond the arc. LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum “I think everybody knows that,” Ellington said. “I don’t hide it. I come in every day and I feel like I show it. This is where I want to be at the end of the day. Since I came to Miami, life’s been amazing for me. I’ve got my son, I’ve got my fiancee and my basketball life has done a complete 180. I feel so grateful just for the opportunity, and I’m so appreciative.”The uncertainty about his future hasn’t seemed to bother him.Ellington is averaging career-highs in points (11.2) and minutes (26.2) per game. And put simply, when he’s involved, the Heat win. In the 24 games where Ellington has scored more than 10 points, the Heat are 18-6.“Every year’s a contract year for me, pretty much,” Ellington said. “So I’ve learned to just play basketball. You can’t think about down the road or what’s going to happen next. You’ve just got to think about what’s going on right now. That’s really what I’ve been trying to do throughout my career. I’ve been on a lot of one-year deals and when you have to play like that, you kind of get accustomed to it.” Wayne Ellington of Miami Heat releases a shot in the second quarter during their game at Barclays Center on January 19, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Wayne Ellington’s primary role with the Miami Heat is clear: He’s supposed to attempt a 3-pointer whenever possible.That’s a winning formula for the Heat.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more


first_imgThe bruising nature of the game continued after the break,The bruising nature of the game continued after the break, with Renato Tapia lucky not to concede a penalty in the 53rd minute after a blatant barge on Bacca in the box which went unpunished. After 63 minutes, Argentinian referee Patricio Loustau had clearly seen enough and reached for his pocket, booking Tapia for a wild foul on Rodriguez.The frustration of Colombias players also began to show, with Cristian Zapata and Farid Diaz both picking up yellow cards within a few minutes of each other midway through the second half.The pattern of play continued as the minutes wore down, with neither side creating much in the way of clear-cut chances.Peru almost snatched victory deep into injury time however when Christian Ramos headed powerfully towards goal from Cuevas corner.Ospina however was equal to the challenge — pulling off his first save of the night to tip over the bar to take the game to penalties. AFP AH AHlast_img read more

Sachin lauds Rio winners, hopes journey doesnt stop here

first_imgHyderabad, Aug 28 (PTI) Lauding PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik for winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today said it is the beginning of a wonderful journey for the duo.”This is a wonderful moment for Indian sport. Journey begins here, I am sure this doesnt stop here, we all will be joining that journey and are there to support you. You will keep us giving number of occasions to celebrate,” he said.”The entire nation is happy at this moment and jumping with joy, there are greater things to come,” he further said.He was speaking at a function here where Rio Olympics silver medallist, shuttler PV Sindhu and bronze winner grappler Sakshi Malik along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand were presented BMW cars.Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at the Rio Olympics, handed over the keys at a function at the Gopichand Badminton Academy.”Gopichand you have been a wonderful role model, you have gone a notch higher. We all admire you. You are a real hero. We need your guidance in getting more medals. I thank various other coaches also,” the batting maestro said.”On behalf of the entire nation, I can say that all these sportspersons standing beside me have brought laurels to our nation. I thank everyone for supporting and praying (for sportspersons) that is what an athlete looks out for,” he said.”Your preparation…sacrificed so many things…you are not allowed to eat certain things and phones were kept aside, to enable you to focus. I knew, during Rio I saw such was the focus,” Tendulkar said.advertisement”We are extremely proud of you, we all are praying for you, we all support you now that you have said you want to convert bronze into gold and silver into gold (in the next Tokyo Olympic games),” he said referring to the medals won by Sakshi and Sindhu. PTI VVK GK PM PM RDSlast_img read more

Virat Kohli to AB de Villiers: Being your neighbour in the team hotel a lovely experience

first_imgVirat Kohli and AB de Villiers batted with steely resolve during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s must-win match against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday in Mohali. Despite the presence of two of the biggest names in world cricket, RCB failed to get a single point on board after their first six matches in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.However, on Saturday, it seems both Kohli and de Villiers were determined to help RCB end their winless drought. Skipper Kohli smashed a 53-ball 67 and de Villiers, much to the delight of the Bengaluru fans, showed glimpses of his vintage self.AB de Villiers not only hit form with a 38-ball 59 but also made sure he was there till the end as RCB clinched their first points and kept their hopes of making the IPL 2019 playoffs.Emotions were running high when the winning run was hit at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Kohli was more relieved than elated. So was head coach Gary Kirsten. AB de Villiers and his batting partner Marcus Stoinis were pumped as well. RCB had been through a lot over the last few weeks but the win in Punjab seems to have given the camp fresh hopes.Following their first win of the season, both Kohli and de Villiers faced the camera and came up with a candid chat for IPLT20.com. From work-life balance to being neighbours in their team hotel back in Bengaluru, the two superstar cricketers came up with a lot of interesting tidbits.AB de Villiers opened the conversation revealing Virat Kohli has been his neighbour in the team hotel. When the former South Africa batsman quizzed his captain about the experience, Kohli had some wonderful things to say.advertisement”It’s been lovely. Being your neighbour this time in the hotel back home, it’s been a lovely experience. The thing we look forward to the most is his [de Villiers’] kids waking up in the morning and knocking our door to say ‘Good morning’ every morning,” Kohli said.He added: “Tonight is special. We know what we have been through in the first six games. We kept discussing how we are going to get the team across the line.”Stability, balance & good wives’ secrets to @imVkohli & @ABdeVilliers17′ successThe celebrated batting duo, the men who share 2 double century stands for @RCBTweets – chat after a welcome win at Mohali! By @tanmoym. #KXIPvRCBWATCH: https://t.co/2Ki9ZdQ8vQ pic.twitter.com/41HVJDuAAdIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 14, 2019It’s always special batting with you: Kohli to de VilliersRCB’s success mantra is simple. When Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers get going, they are more often than not going to end up on the winning side.The Bengaluru team was missing a combined effort from Kohli and de Villiers in their first six matches but the duo got back to business after enjoying a brief five-day break between matches.Notably, Saturday’s win over Kings XI was the 10th time Kohli and de Villiers have scored fifty-plus scores for RCB in the same innings. No prizes for guessing. RCB have won seven of those matches.The 3 men who batted @RCBTweets to their first win – @imVkohli, @ABdeVilliers17 and @MStoinis are ecstatic while taking the #IPLSelfie!#KXIPvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/7hWqlaSZYIIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 13, 2019Speaking about their ability to combine well on the field, Kohli said both de Villiers and him intimidate opposition teams with their positive body language right from the word go.”Both of us… the way we approach the game initially with our body language and the intensity we bring onto the field… we immediately want to tell our opposition that we want to take you on. Not just by boundaries and sixes, by pure awareness of the game. That’s why we have been able to have so many partnerships together,” Kohli said.”We think alike. We play in a manner which is very understandable to each other. We run hard between the wickets. It’s always special to bat with you. The game awareness which we both have works beautifully.”Also Read | Anushka Sharma keeps me positive, says Virat Kohli after RCB’s 1st winAlso Read | Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma chill with AB de Villiers and family in BengaluruAlso See:last_img read more

IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals appoint Sourav Ganguly as advisor

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 21:49 IST Sourav Ganguly said he is looking forward to working with the players and the support staff (Reuters Photo)Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was Thursday appointed advisor of Delhi Capitals for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).In his new role, Ganguly will work closely with the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting.”I am very pleased to come on board with the Delhi Capitals,” Ganguly said, on his association.”Having known the Jindals and the JSW Group for years, I am now excited to be a part of their latest sports venture. I am really looking forward to working with the players and the support staff.”BREAKING: Tigers, say hello to our Royal Bengal Tiger!We’re delighted to welcome @SGanguly99 to Delhi Capitals, in the role of an Advisor. #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/TUt0Aom5MRDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 14, 2019Delhi Capitals have never won the IPL.”Sourav is one of the most astute minds in world cricket. A lot of what we see in Indian cricket today was born because of Sourav. His aggression, positivity and never say die attitude are traits we want the Delhi Capitals team to imbibe. It is truly an honour that Sourav has chosen Delhi as his IPL team.”I have no doubt that our team will benefit immensely from his experience, guidance and advice. Sourav has been like family to me and I am deeply humbled to have him as an advisor,” said Delhi Capitals chairman Parth Jindal.The Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals will kick-start their season against Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium. They will play their first home match on March 26, when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Advisor IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals appoint Sourav Ganguly as advisorDelhi Capitals will kick-start their 2019 IPL season against Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadiumadvertisementlast_img read more

AAJ Renovating Ian Fleming Airport and Island’s Four Aerodromes

first_img The aerodromes being upgraded are Tinson Pen, Kingston; Ken Jones, Portland; Lionel Densham, St. Elizabeth; and Negril, Westmoreland. Story Highlights Mr. Montague said the undertaking, which incorporates wide-ranging activities, is in keeping with the Government’s recognition of the civil aviation industry’s importance to Jamaica’s economy, and the need to boost operations in keeping with global standards. Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, has announced the commencement of multimillion-dollar renovations by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) at the Ian Fleming International Airport in St. Mary and the island’s four domestic aerodromes.The aerodromes being upgraded are Tinson Pen, Kingston; Ken Jones, Portland; Lionel Densham, St. Elizabeth; and Negril, Westmoreland.Mr. Montague said the undertaking, which incorporates wide-ranging activities, is in keeping with the Government’s recognition of the civil aviation industry’s importance to Jamaica’s economy, and the need to boost operations in keeping with global standards.“We are starting with the low-hanging fruits [by renovating Ian Fleming Airport and the aerodromes]… and I am pleased that the Airports Authority of Jamaica has taken on the challenge. I congratulate the President and his team for the swiftness with which you have moved and how the work has been progressing,” Mr. Montague said.He was speaking at the opening ceremony for the second annual two-day aviation seminar, jointly hosted by the AAJ, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) and Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited (AEROTEL), at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Thursday (December 6).AAJ President, Audley Deidrick, who outlined details of the projects to JIS News, indicated that approximately $100 million will be spent at Ian Fleming Airport to widen the runway and install turning bulbs along the strip to facilitate safe flight operations, and expand the terminal building to accommodate international commercial/aviation activities.He pointed out that the latter engagement will entail reconfigurations to the building to enable a separation of arriving and departing travellers, and establishment of screening and border control facilities and features.“Because Ian Fleming is an international airport, the standards, of necessity, have to be higher. Work is proceeding apace [and] we expect this to be completed sometime around March or April next year,’ Mr. Deidrick indicated.The AAJ President said work at the Ken Jones Aerodrome will entail resurfacing of the runway and installing lights along the strip, as well as refurbishing the buildings, and installing perimeter fencing, at a cost of approximately $50 million.Mr. Deidrick advised of plans to raise a section of the Negril Aerodrome runway, and construct a fire hall on the compound to facilitate the availability of firefighting services.Other earmarked activities across all facilities include establishing pilots’ lounges; upgrading of bathroom facilities; landscaping; and general repainting.The AAJ President indicated that work at some of the facilities is expected to be completed by year end, with all engagements scheduled to conclude by mid-2019.Mr. Deidrick expressed satisfaction with the progress of the works, which are being funded by the AAJ.He noted that “while these aerodromes are not heavy movers of traffic, they represent the face of our country in terms of basic aviation [and] airlift in the event of disaster… hence the reason we are doing the face-lifting projects”.The renovated facilities are expected to significantly complement the Norman Manley and Sangster International Airports in Kingston and Montego Bay, respectively, where two new air traffic control towers have been installed.Mr. Deidrick indicated that additional expansion works are scheduled at both airports.The two-day seminar, under the theme ‘Air Transport as an Engine of Economic Development in Jamaica and the Caribbean’, forms part of Jamaica’s observance of International Civil Aviation Day on December 7.The day commemorates the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) establishment in 1944. Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, has announced the commencement of multimillion-dollar renovations by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) at the Ian Fleming International Airport in St. Mary and the island’s four domestic aerodromes.last_img read more

Découvrez lunivers fascinant des motos sur mesure dans Chopper Québec sur Historia

first_imgÀ propos de Corus MédiaCorus Média exploite au Québec les marques de télévision spécialisée francophone Historia, Séries+, Télétoon et La chaîne Disney. Corus Média est une filiale de Corus Entertainment (TSX: CRJ.B), une compagnie leader de médias et de contenus qui diffuse et distribue des marques et des contenus de haute qualité sur une variété de plateformes pour des publics à travers le monde. Son portefeuille de services multimédias englobe 45 chaînes de télévision spécialisée, 39 stations de radio, 15 stations de télévision conventionnelle, la distribution internationale, des propriétés numériques, des événements, l’édition de livre pour enfants, des logiciels d’animation et des services de technologies et médias. Les marques de choix de Corus incluent entre autres Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV et Nickelodeon Canada. Visitez Corus au www.corusent.com. Facebook Advertisement Montréal – Dès le 26 avril sur Historia, Chopper Québec vous ouvre les portes de l’atelier Speed Trix, à Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, afin de vous donner un accès privilégié à l’univers captivant des motos modifiées et de vous faire vivre la passion des mordus de choppers.Un mode de vieLes propriétaires de Speed Trix créent de véritables œuvres d’art pour une clientèle exigeante. Mike est l’artiste qui sculpte les formes, Steve est l’expert en mécanique et Mélanie fait rouler la place. Ces trois adeptes ne comptent pas les heures passées à travailler, fignoler, modifier, chercher des pièces… Ils s’entourent aussi des meilleurs artistes, notamment du peintre de renommée mondiale Fitto, gagnant de nombreux prix prestigieux. Pour ces passionnés, la moto, ce n’est rien de moins qu’un mode de vie!Produite par Groupe Fair-Play Inc et réalisée par Sylvain Roy, l’émission Chopper Québec compte 10 épisodes de 30 minutes et sera diffusée à coups de deux épisodes consécutifs, le jeudi à 19 h et à 19 h 30, dès le 26 avril sur Historia. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Neeraj Sindhu picked for ESPN India MultiSport Awards

first_imgMumbai: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra were Friday named as female and male sportsperson of the year in the ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards for their achievements in 2018. Sindhu got the nod for the top women’s award for her season-ending BWF World Tour Finals tournament in China and her impressive performance at the 2018 World Championships. Neeraj was picked for the top men’s award for his gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, setting the national record of 88.06m. 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal won the award for the ‘Comeback of the Year’ after bagging the bronze at the 2018 Asian Games. Jaspal Rana, coach of the Indian shooting team, claimed the ‘Coach of the Year’ award after India picked up 16 medals in shooting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Indian women’s table tennis team took home the award for ‘Team of the Year’ after it clinched its first ever gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ‘Moment of the Year’ award was decided through public poll and has been awarded to the Indian women’s 4x400m relay team for winning the gold at the Asian Games. ESPN Multi-Sport awards recognised achievements across 11 categories, of which winners across 10 categories were selected by an independent 14-member jury. Eminent people in the jury include Abhinav Bindra, Rahul Bose, Chetan Baboor, Ashish Ballal, Manisha Malhotra, Nisha Millet, Ashwini Nachappa, Aparna Popat, Renedy Singh, Devarajan Venkatesan and Rohit Brijnath. The Award Winners: Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (athletics) Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (badminton) Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (badminton) Coach of the Year – Jaspal Rana (shooting) Emerging Sportperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (shooting) Team of the Year – Women’s team (table tennis) Match of the Year – Amit Panghal vs Hasanboy Dusmatov (boxing) Differently-abled athlete of the Year – Ekta Bhyan (para-athletics) Moment of the Year – Women’s 4x400m relay Lifetime Achievement Award – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (football).last_img read more

16 pregnant Nigerian teenagers rescued from baby factory

first_imgLAGOS – Sixteen pregnant teenagers, between the ages of 14 and 19, have been rescued from what the Nigeria police described as a “baby factory” operated by a fake medical doctor in Southeast Imo State.“Following investigations triggered by a tip off, our men launched a clampdown on a so-called nongovernmental orphanage where teenagers are enticed with money to get pregnant and deliver same for sale into human trafficking or rituals,” Police Commissioner Mohamed Katsina told Anadolu Agency in a telephone interview on Wednesday.He said the arrest was made at Ezuma Women and Children Rights Protection Initiative (EWCRPI), a registered nonprofit group. “The NGO is a baby factory where teenage girls are encouraged to get pregnant and deliver baby for use in child trafficking and rituals,” insisted the police chief.He asserted that for years that orphanage existed and its registration status has shielded its nefarious activities from the security operatives.The police chief said the rescued girls are between the ages of 14 and 19.The girls, he added, were recruited by one James Ezuma, a fake medical doctor already standing trial over allegations of owning a gun-running business.Katsina said the teenage mothers were paid between N100, 000 and N150, 000 (roughly between $640 and $960) to abandon their newborn babies.Nigeria’s southeast region is particularly notorious for kidnapping aimed at extracting ransom from relatives of the victim.Incidents of “baby factories” are also not new in the region.last_img read more

Seychelles hails Lankan ties

Bilateral discussions between the leaders of Sri Lanka and Seychelles were held at the State House in Seychelles. Sri Lanka and Seychelles signed three agreements today (30) following bilateral discussions between President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently on a two-day state visit to Seychelles and his Seychelles counterpart James Alix Michel.The agreements signed were bilateral air-service agreement, MOU on vocational training and youth development and MOU on defense cooperation between the two countries. “May the cooperation between our two countries be an example to the world. Both our countries are island nations. “Therefore we must make sure our voice is heard. We have already set an example in the area of climate change. We can be a role model to the world,” President of Seychelles James Alix Michel said during the discussion. When President Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka awaits to welcome Seychelles to CHOGM 2013, President Michel said “Sri Lanka is a true and sincere friend. We will continue to support you at international fora.”Vice President of Seychelles Danny Faure and several other ministers, and Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Public Relations & Public Affairs Mervyn Silva, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin Vaas De Gunawardena, Members of Parliament Lohan Ratwatte and Lakshman Wasantha Perera, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal were also present at the discussion. The President, while noting a positive growth in trade between the two countries, announced that a branch of Bank of Ceylon will be open in Seychelles. Commencing direct flights between Sri Lanka and Seychelles is especially important because it paves the way to consolidate the friendship between peoples of two the countries.President Rajapaksa said “now the 30-year long war is over. Sri Lanka now enjoys durable peace and stability.” He explained the activities relating to resettlement of the Internally Displaces Persons in the North of Sri Lanka, restoration of infrastructure facilities destroyed by terrorists, rehabilitation and reintegration of combatants, releasing child soldiers just after a month with the end of the conflict and various ongoing development projects after the end of the conflict.President Rajapaksa also elaborated on the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. The government had so far spent USD 300 million only for the development of North. “Elections to the Northern Provincial Councils will be held this year. I have made the promise to the people of my country, not to the international community,” he added. President Rajapaksa’s visit laid a solid foundation to the bilateral relation between Sri Lanka and Seychelles; President Michel said adding that President Rajapaksa is an exemplary leader. While commending Sri Lanka for progressing on the path of reconciliation under the leadership of President Rajapaksa, the Seychelles President said there is an immense opportunity for economic and trade relations between the two countries at a time Africa is opening up.The visit to Sri Lanka by President Michel was a landmark in bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Seychelles, President Rajapaksa said. It is a great honor to be the first Sri Lankan leader to visit Seychelles, he added. President Rajapaksa was of the view that visits of this nature will further enhance south-south cooperation. The discussion also focused on several other areas of mutual interest including fisheries, education, culture, tourism, health and renewable energy. President Michel commended the assistance of Sri Lanka in recruiting teachers and said Sri Lanka provides “best teachers.” read more

DR of Congo Annan very concerned by rapidly increasing tensions in Ituri

Concerned by the worsening situation in Ituri – particularly the dangerous rise in the tensions between Rwanda and Uganda – the Secretary-General in a statement issued by a UN spokesman, said “Everything must be done to ensure that further military confrontations do not erupt in this region, as they would undermine the recent hard-won gains in the peace process.” The Secretary-General called on all concerned to immediately establish the Ituri Pacification Commission and to work within that framework towards a peaceful solution to the situation in Ituri, spokesman Fred Eckhard said in New York. “It is essential that all parties, including neighbouring States, cooperate in this process,” he added.The spokesman said Mr. Annan again called on all foreign forces to withdraw from the territory of the DRC, in accordance with their previous commitments, in order to pave the way for a lasting peace. “He is committed to working closely with all parties to ensure their concerns are met through peaceful means,” Mr. Eckhard said. read more

Helping Anglo American grow its metallurgical coal output

first_imgAnglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business aims to triple its coal production by 2020, primarily from its assets in Australia’s Bowen Basin, with additional contributions from Canada’s Peace River region. While each major growth project could be developed in isolation, Anglo American and Hatch have developed a new program management approach to align all projects as elements of a planned strategy that takes advantage of the experience and design commonalities of past successful projects. Designed to improve cost and scheduling efficiencies, project ramp-up operability, and risk management, the strategy will include a standard longwall design and a common coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) design. Hatch is currently involved in several projects in the portfolio, including a range of conceptual study work, feasibility studies, and full EPCM services – in particular for the $1.7 billion greenfield Grosvenor project. Construction of the 5 Mt/y underground longwall operation is expected to begin in 2012, with full commissioning planned for 2016.last_img read more

Womans body recovered from house fire in Newry

first_imgTHE POLICE IN Northern Ireland are in attendance at the scene of a fatal fire that occurred yesterday evening in the Georges Lane area of Newry.The fire at a house was reported to police just after 11.05pm.It is believed that the body of a woman was found in the house.SuspiciousAt this stage, police are treating the fire as suspicious.The police said there are no further details at this time, however anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked to contact Ardmore Police Station on 0845 600 8000.Read: Fire destroys 1,000-year-old Tibetan town>Read: Bus set on fire outside Quinn Group property>last_img

Orange gagnera plus dun milliard deuros grâce à laccord avec Free mobile

first_imgOrange gagnera plus d’un milliard d’euros grâce à l’accord avec Free mobileStéphane Richard, PDG d’Orange, a fait ses comptes et estime récupérer plus d’argent que prévu de la part de Free mobile, à qui il loue son réseau mobile.Les opérateurs téléphoniques sont malmenés depuis quelques mois suite à l’arrivée tonitruante de Free mobile sur le marché. Orange n’est pas une exception, l’entreprise expliquant même avoir perdu en quelques semaines plus de 200.000 clients, partis chez le nouvel entrant avec ses offres illimitées.Pourtant Orange est l’acteur qui s’en sort le mieux dans cette nouvelle carte des opérateurs mobiles. En effet, le géant historique loue son réseau mobile à Free, qui ne dispose pas assez d’antennes relais pour couvrir l’intégralité du territoire. Actuellement 28% du pays est couvert en nom propre par Free mobile, le reste des communications et des échanges de données transitant par la couverture 3G d’Orange.Dans les Echos, Stéphane Richard revient sur cet accord d’itinérance et a depuis janvier, et le lancement des offres Free mobile, refait ses comptes. “Nous attendons des recettes significativement plus élevées que le milliard d’euros originel”, déclare le directeur du groupe, ajoutant que cela devrait “compenser une partie des effets négatifs” dus au départ des clients et de l’utilisation intensive des antennesÀ lire aussiForfait Free Mobile : heure d’appels doublée et SMS illimités pour 2 eurosMalgré cette bonne entente commerciale, Stéphane Richard sait être critique et vise principalement l’Arcep accusé de ne pas distinguer, comme il devrait le faire, “le respect des obligations de déploiement de la question de la qualité de service”. “Je suis assez scandalisé d’entendre le président de l’Arcep, appeler ouvertement les opérateurs à tirer les conséquences de l’arrivée du nouvel entrant, en allégeant massivement leurs structures de coûts”, poursuit le patron d’Orange.Enfin, Orange répond aux critiques acerbes de ses concurrents, remettant en cause les dispositions financières de l’accord d’itinérance, d’un laconique: “Ce contrat a fait l’objet d’une présentation il y a plusieurs mois à l’Arcep. Le régulateur en connaît donc parfaitement le contenu.” Don’t acte.Le 5 mars 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Walsh joins the BBC

first_imgSteve Walsh has joined media organisation the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as senior HR and reward business partner.In this interim position, Walsh will have responsibility for projects centred on career paths and job levelling.Walsh, who has worked across a variety of business sectors, has international reward experience, with expertise in benefits, including pensions and insured benefits, incentive bonuses, and executive reward.Previously, Walsh has worked as group reward manager at VPS, reward management consultant at Embrace Reward Management and interim reward manager at Virgin Atlantic Airways.last_img

PM students to watch Chandrayaan2 landing

first_imgNew Delhi/Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday took to micro-blogging platform Twitter to share the first pictures of Earth captured by the LI4 camera installed in Chandrayaan-2. The Indian space agency also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will watch the moon landing of the lander Vikram carried by the spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 along with selected students Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us Two students studying in classes 8 to 10 from each state scoring the highest in a quiz contest organised by ISRO in coordination with MyGov.in can watch Vikram”s landing along with Modi at the ISRO”s Bengaluru centre, it said. The lander ”Vikram” is expected to land on the moon on September 7, as per ISRO. In a series of tweets on Sunday along with the images of Earth from space, ISRO said: “#ISRO First set of beautiful images of the Earth captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander. Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019 17:28 UT.” Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us As regards the online quiz contest to be held between August 10-20, ISRO said it is holding it for students to create awareness about space programmes. Earlier on Friday, the fourth orbit raising activity for India”s moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 was performed successfully at 3.27 p.m., the ISRO said. The orbit of the Chandrayaan-2 was raised to 277×89,472 km by firing the onboard motors for 646 seconds, it said, adding that all spacecraft parameters are normal. Advertise With Us The fifth orbit raising manoeuvre is scheduled between 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on August 6. On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit of 170×45,475 km by India”s heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a text book style. The spacecraft comprises three segments — the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander ”Vikram” (1,471 kg, four payloads) and rover ”Pragyan” (27 kg, two payloads).last_img read more

Handson with Grand Theft Auto III for iOS Android

first_imgWith all of the hub-bub over the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, it’s easy to forget about another big release. Rockstar Games has released its mobile port of  Grand Theft Auto III for iOS and Android. The groundbreaking open world title costs $4.99 in the App Store and Android Market.GTA III is only compatible with select devices. iOS users can play it on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 2, original iPad, and iPod touch 4th generation. On Android, the HTC Rezound, Optimus 2x, Atrix 4G, Droid X2, Photon 4G, Galaxy R, and G2x are fair game. Among Android tablets, the Iconia, Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, Optimus Pad, Xoom, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, and Toshiba Thrive are in the clear. There are significant omissions here (Galaxy Nexus, Droid Razr, Droid Bionic, and many more), so it’s possible Rockstar will update that list.If you’re familiar with GTA III from consoles and on PC, then you won’t be surprised by the mobile version. The biggest difference is the addition of touchscreen controls: be prepared for a display with many semi-transparent buttons. The game does, however, make the transition from controller or mouse/keyboard to touch well. If you’ve played GTA: Chinatown Wars on iOS, you’re looking at a similar experience here.The graphics are sharper than the old PS2 and Xbox editions, and are closest to the PC and Mac versions played on maximum settings. Nothing has been redrawn from the original release (hello, lobster hands), but colors are vivid, shading and textures are solid, and the frame rate is excellent.The game’s characters, driving mechanics, and soundtrack hold up well. The weakest spot is the shooting: the game lacks a cover system, and this is from long before the precision aiming that was added in GTA IV. Fortunately, GTA III doesn’t ask you to be any better of a sharpshooter than the simple firing mechanics allow you to be.Few ten-year-old PC/console games would be landmark releases for today’s mobile devices, but GTA III is just that. There have been mobile 3D sandbox games before, but they were from Gameloft, who lacks Rockstar’s originality, tight gameplay, and clever satire. There has already been a GTA game for iOS, but Chinatown Wars — impressive as it is — has simpler graphics and gameplay that was designed for portables.The bottom line is that GTA III is unquestionably the best open world console game on iOS and Android. That is, until Rockstar gives us Vice City and San Andreas. We can hope, right?Note that the above video is using an iPad 2. Performance on other devices may vary.You can pick up GTA III from the App Store or Android Marketlast_img read more

HBO is serving take down notices for Game of Thrones prediction videos

first_imgIt’s one thing to publish an entire episode of a TV series on your YouTube channel and be served a DMCA, but simply talking about it? That’ll get you a take down.Seems like HBO is on the warpath when it comes to all things Game of Thrones. One Spanish YouTuber who is known for his eerily accurate predictions of upcoming plot points in the series, has had several videos taken down by the cable network. Frikidoctor’s Lord of Light offering must have been pretty grand, because a video he posted talking about what was to come in “Oathbreaker” was removed in less than two hours.Is this a case of the King’s Hand cracking down on law abiding citizens, just making an honest guess at what’s to come? Or does Frikidoctor have little birds in high places?The Spoiler King himself says he has a source close to the production, and that is how he gets his intelligence. So it’s not really predictions at all. He’s actually sharing spoilers, or at least potential ones. But that still isn’t a call to be silenced in this realm.In the world of entertainment news, one of the most coveted things to report on is what’s going on in a film or TV show from the inside. And the only way you can do that is by having a source somewhere along the production line. Sometimes those stories pan out, and other times you end up with a dud – be it from a script change, or because the production team is good enough at hiding all the parts that fit together, or maybe just bad intel.It happens. It’s a relationship many entertainment reporters try to build, and very few people involved in the production world are willing to take. When it works out, it’s a gold mine for fans looking to know every last detail about what’s going on behind the scenes.And in the world of pop culture films, this currency is greater than gold. Geeks love their media, and unlike most of the average TV viewing audience, they want to know what’s going to happen before the rest of the world does. However Frikidoctor magics his information up, unless he has worked on Game of Thrones and signed an NDA, he isn’t violating any rights or terms of service. There is nothing that says, at least in the US YouTube Terms of Service Agreement, that you cannot talk about upcoming plot points, or spoilers, or even if you walked past a movie set and saw Jon Snow alive and well and fighting against a horde of White Walkers attacking Kingslanding.To prove this point, Frikidoctor did a video without any clips form the show – the same clips in the past had included previews and scenes that are available online, and are commonly used by news and blog sites to talk about Game of Thrones in general. This time he just dressed up as a luchadore, and simply spoke about what would happen in Episode 3 of Season 6.The video was gone two hours later.So what gives? Is this just another case of over zealous copyright claims, or just bots on a rampage with some bad keyword encoding? For now, Frikidoctor has sent an appeal to YouTube and reached out to a lawyer to see what steps should be taken next.last_img read more

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