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first_imgMumbai: MS Bitta and bombs are friends. He’s an Indian above being a Sikh. He’s not just a die hard patriot but is the only man in India whose body has been bombed over a 15 times protecting the sovereignty of his country India. He fell in love with India from the age of six and was first bombed when he hoisted the Indian flag at the Golden temple in 1983 taking on terrorist Bindrawale’s threat of challenging him to not put up the Indian flag failing which he would be bombed. He joined and left politics and made it his life’s mission to get terrorists punished, get families of martyrs their rights and fight the big war on ‘Political Terrorism’. It’s well known that there has been intense interest from several Bollywood Producers and Directors to acquire his life rights. But finally, well known Entertainment passionate duo of Shailendra Singh & Priya Gupta will be producing the film titled ‘Zinda Shaheed’ that will go on floors first half of 2020. They are currently in advanced talks with Celebrated Directors and Actors and the same is likely to be announced soon. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ Talking about the film Producer, Shailendra Singh said, ‘M.S. Bitta is a living legend. A true patriot. His story deserves to be told, to inspire us all in these very divisive times. His story will inspire the 600 million youth of our country. I thank MS Bitta for trusting us to tell his story. It will be a game-changer for Bollywood.’ Talking about the film Producer Priya Gupta said, ‘MS Bitta’s life is a living example of how you can serve your country without a ‘Kursi’ or a ‘Wardi. Unlike our great leaders like Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose whom we have not seen but only know through their stories, MS Bitta is a Zinda Shaheed. His life is truly inspiring and we are very proud & excited to be making this film’. Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’ Shailendra Singh is a highly respected storyteller and is an award-winning producer of 72 feature films, has conceptualized over a 2000 ad campaigns, is a bestselling author, writer, and director of feature films and award winning short films, and the father of Sunburn. India’s Entertainment Maverick has also recently acquired the rights for the life story of global dance champions Kings United. Priya Gupta is a reputed Marketing and Entertainment Professional and has worked as the National Managing Editor for the Times of India’s Entertainment supplement Bombay Times, launched India’s biggest Marketing campaigns like Lead India, Teach India and Aman Ki Asha and headed the films division of T-Series where she Co-Produced several Hindi feature films. MS Bitta, Shailendra Singh and Priya Gupta are all Ganpati Bhakts. They will seek blessings at the Sidhivinayak Temple today to kick start the making of the film.last_img read more


5 November 2009The former head of the government office that controlled the Rwandan tea industry was today sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty by a United Nations tribunal over his role in the African country’s 1994 genocide. A three-judge panel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which sits in Arusha in neighbouring Tanzania, convicted Michel Bagaragaza of one count of complicity. The defendant had pleaded guilty to the charge earlier this year.Judges Vagn Joensen (presiding), Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Gberdao Gustave Kam said the jail sentence included credit for the time Mr. Bagaragaza has spent in detention since his arrest in August 2005.The ICTR’s trial chamber found that Mr. Bagaragaza substantially contributed to the murder of more than 1,000 ethnic Tutsis who had sought refuge at Kesho Hill and at Nyundo Cathedral, both in Gisenyi prefecture and close to tea factories.Prosecutors had told the tribunal that Mr. Bagaragaza aided and abetted the planners and perpetrators of the killings at the two locations, including military and civilian leaders, members of the notorious Interahamwe militia, the Presidential Guard and staff at two tea factories.In his post as director general of OCIR/Thé, Mr. Bagaragaza controlled 11 tea factories that employed about 55,000 people. He was also the vice-president of a bank and a political leader in Gisenyi prefecture.On 8 April 1994, within days of the start of the genocide, Mr. Bagaragaza participated in a meeting with two senior officials in Giciye commune and learned that the two men had agreed that one of them, Thomas Kuradusenge, would lead attacks against the Tutsis seeking refuge at Kesho Hill and Nyundo Cathedral.“Bagaragaza authorized that vehicles and fuel from the Rubaya and Nyabihu tea factories be used to transport members of the Interahamwe for the attacks, that the attackers be provided with weapons, which he had allowed the army to conceal at the tea factories in 1993, and that personnel from the factories participate in the attacks,” according to a summary of the tribunal’s judgement.“Moreover, he met with Kuradusenge two or three times between 9 and 13 April 1994 and on Kuradusenge’s request gave him a substantial amount of money to buy alcohol for the Interahamwe in order to motivate them to continue with the killings in the Kabaya and Bugoyi areas.”The judges noted that Mr. Bagaragaza had shown “genuine remorse for his actions… [and] has provided invaluable assistance to the prosecution in its investigations,” and this warranted a substantial reduction in what would otherwise have been his sentence.Mr. Bagaragaza has “to a remarkable degree contributed to the process of truth-finding with respect to the Rwandan tragedy and to national reconciliation.”The judges also said that defence lawyers provided credible evidence that Mr. Bagaragaza showed no bias against Tutsis in his personal and professional life and was likely to have been motivated by concern for the safety of his family and himself when he took part in the organization of the killings.“However, there is no sufficient basis in the agreed facts or the evidence of character witnesses to conclude that Bagaragaza, being a very resourceful person, would have faced imminent danger had he not complied with the requests of the local political and Interahamwe leaders.”The Security Council authorized the creation of the ICTR in late 1994 in response to the genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed, often by machete, within just 100 days starting in early April that year. read more


OTTAWA — The pace of housing starts in Canada for February picked up, boosted by a jump in multiple-unit homes such as condominiums, apartments and townhouses.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the seasonally adjusted annual pace for housing starts in February increased to 212,594 units, up from 165,071 in January.Economists had expected an annual pace of 180,000, according to Thomson Reuters.CMHC revs up hunt for flows of foreign money into Canada’s torrid housing marketMillionaire boomers decamp Vancouver pocketing housing windfalls as city becomes a ‘commodity’Luxury housing market shows no signs of slowing down in Toronto, Vancouver and MontrealThe increase came as multiple-unit urban starts increased by 46.0 per cent to 138,774 units, while single-detached urban starts increased by 6.1 per cent to 61,457 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 12,363.Regionally, the pace of urban starts in February increased in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada while they decreased in the Prairies.Data out today also showed that the value of Canadian building permits issued in January dropped by 9.8 per cent from December, the second sharp retreat in three months, Statistics Canada said on Tuesday.The fall exceeded the 2.5 per cent decline forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll. Statscan revised December’s gain down to 7.7 per cent from an initial 11.3 per cent and November’s drop to 12.1 percent from 19.9 per cent.A 21.0 per cent decrease in construction intentions for multi-family dwellings, concentrated in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, was the main reason for the weaker performance in January. Overall, the value of residential permits sank by 12.5 per cent from December. Non-residential building permits dropped by 4.8 per cent on lower construction intentions for educational institutions, nursing homes and other government buildings.The overall value of permits issued in the energy-producing province of Alberta, hit hard by slumping crude prices, fell by 5.3 percent in January after gaining 3.9 per cent in December.With files from Canadian Press and Reuters read more


The Transitional Working Group, that had been set up to transform the idea of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria into reality completed its work on Monday in Brussels. The Group, comprising nearly 40 representatives from developing countries, donor nations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and the UN system, is now prepared to hand over its recommendations to the Board, which will meet in late January to review the panel’s proposals and adopt a framework document. Over the past several months, the Group has been engaged in negotiations to design basic guidelines concerning the Fund. The Fund will be set up as an independent legal entity to ensure autonomy and flexibility. It represents a novel approach to international health issues with an intense emphasis on public-private partnership, the achievement of results, independent technical validation of proposals, together with efficient processes for utilizing resources.Approximately $1.6 billion has been committed already to the Fund from governments, corporations, foundations and private individuals. A number of these commitments are multiyear, giving the Fund approximately $700 million to disburse in 2002. The World Bank will act as a trustee of its finances, with primary responsibility for financial accountability, including collection, investment and management of funds, disbursement of funds to countries and programmes, and financial reporting to stakeholders.A small, independent secretariat will be located in Geneva to manage the Fund’s flow of work and support the Board. read more


Procter & Gamble 3Q net income rises; but revenue, 4Q outlook miss expectations by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Apr 24, 2013 7:23 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Procter & Gamble’s turnaround is still a work in progress.The world’s largest consumer product maker said Wednesday that its third-quarter net income rose 6 per cent, helped by cost cuts and improvement in North America.But P&G’s fourth-quarter outlook came in short of Wall Street’s expectations thanks to a mixed response to its new product introductions and what the company called “choppy” market conditions that led to modest revenue gains.Shares of the Cincinnati-based company, which makes products ranging from Tide detergent to Crest toothpaste, fell 5 per cent on the weak outlook to trade around $77.75. The stock had been up 22 per cent since the beginning of the year.P&G is in the midst of a turnaround plan introduced in February 2012 to try to regain market share that it lost during its aggressive bid to grow in emerging markets such as China and India where P&G gets about 40 per cent of its revenue. The company’s operations suffered during the expansion, which hurt sales.The company’s plan focuses on its 20 biggest new products, such as Tide Pods liquid detergent capsules, and its 10 most-profitable emerging markets. P&G also has been implementing a major cost cutting effort aimed at saving $10 billion by 2016. Additionally, the company is focusing on introducing new productsThe moves have been paying off — in some areas. P&G said it held or gained market share in categories representing more than 50 per cent of its sales globally and two-thirds of its sales in the U.S. during the quarter.P&G’s net income for the third quarter rose to $2.57 billion, or 88 cents per share. That compares with net income of $2.41 billion, or 82 cents per share last year.Excluding restructuring charges and related to the devaluation of the Venezuelan currency, earnings totalled 99 cents per share. Analysts expected 96 cents, according to FactSet.“Strong cost savings enabled us to exceed our outlook on the bottom line,” CEO Bob McDonald said in a statement.But overall top-line growth has been modest as the company has been dealing with a down European economy, slowing growth in China and some weakness product categories, such as skin care and makeup in U.S. and laundry detergent in Russia.Revenue rose 2 per cent to $20.6 billion, falling short of analysts’ expectations of $20.72 billion.Beauty segment volume, which includes products like Pantene shampoo and Oil of Olay, fell 1 per cent, hurt by heavy competition. Grooming segment volume, including Gillette and Venus razors, fell 2 per cent as strength in blades and razors was offset by lower sales of electric shavers and other appliances.There were some bright spots, though. Health care volume grew 5 per cent as the company rolled out oral care products in emerging markets and a stronger cold and flu season compared with last year. And fabric care and home care volume rose 3 per cent, helped by growth of Tide Pods.In coming quarters, P&G said it expects to reap the benefit of the new product launches, as it overcomes prior production problems for products like Tide Pods and steps up advertising and marketing initiatives.On a call with analysts on Wednesday, CFO Jon Moeller called out five of P&G’s recent product launches that the company expects will drive growth in coming quarters. They include Tide Pods, which is expanding into Mexico, Brazil and Europe; Gillette sensitive skin razors; Braun Cool Tech dry electric razors; a relaunch of Proactive Health dry dog and cat food lines and the new Pantene Expert hair care line.Reception has been mixed so far. For instance, Tide Pods is quickly gaining share. But Pantene Expert weaker due in part to L’Oreal launching its own new hair care line at the same time.Going forward, P&G is ramping up advertising, adding in-store displays and making trial-size products to help get the word out on new products.P&G spends more on marketing than any other company, according to Kantar Media. And advertising will be key, said Morningstar analyst Erin Lash.“We think a heavy dose of reinvestment in marketing is what’s needed to reignite the business,” she said. “Even good new products can fail if consumers don’t know about them.”Going forward, the company said it expects fourth-quarter net income of 69 cents to 77 cents per share, excluding one-time items. That’s below the 82 cents per share analysts expect.For the year, P&G raised the low end of its guidance by 2 cents and now expects net income of $3.96 to $4.04 per share. Analysts expect $4.37 per share.Citi Investment Research analyst Wendy Nicholson said analyst estimates for the fourth quarter were too high and advised investors to “focus on the fact that P&G is in fact actually delivering at the higher end of its guidance, which given where we have been in recent years with this stock, is a big improvement.” She kept her “Buy” rating on the company. read more


AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Encana spinoff PrairieSky posts $23.9-million profit in first financial report CALGARY – PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. (TSX:PSK), the Encana Corp. spinoff that made its trading debut this spring, posted a $23.9-million profit in its first financial report.The net earnings and comprehensive income for the period between PrairieSky’s May 27 inception and June 30 amounted to one dollar per diluted share, or 18 cents on an adjusted basis.Revenues were $37.2 million while funds from operations were $31 million.Production averaged 15,664 barrels of oil equivalent per day, with 44 per cent crude oil, 10 per cent natural gas liquids and 46 per cent natural gas.At the end of June, PrairieSky had working capital of $57.4 million.“The first several weeks of active operations have been very busy and productive and I would like to thank all of our employees and directors for their contributions and hard work in ensuring a successful start for PrairieSky” CEO Andrew Phillips said in a release.As part of a sweeping new strategy unveiled last fall, Calgary-based energy producer Encana (TSX:ECA) decided to separate a big chunk of its royalty lands into a new publicly traded company, PrairieSky.PrairieSky aims to bring in revenues by allowing other energy companies to develop oil and gas on its land, which spans 5.2 million acres in southern and central Alberta.Encana, which reports its second-quarter results on Thursday, raised about $1.67 billion from the spinoff and retains a 54-per-cent stake in PrairieSky.PrairieSky had a high-profile initial public offering on May 29. Since then, its stock price has been well above the IPO price of $28, closing at $38.18 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 21, 2014 3:54 pm MDT read more


Press ReleaseOne of the fringe benefits of having USU Eastern in our community is the alliance we have with other USU Departments and Faculty. Next week, this fringe benefit becomes a great privilege as we have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Craig Jessop, Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at USU. Dr. Jessop is stepping down as dean this summer, but before he does so he wants to strengthen the Arts in all USU schools and communities. On Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Geary Event Center, Dr. Jessop will share a multimedia lecture titled “The Power of Music.” Many know Dr. Jessop for his years as director and as assistant director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. However, before this position, he earned the prestigious rank of lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and was director of the US Air Force Singing Sergeants for almost a decade. During this time and throughout his life, Dr. Jessop has witnessed the profound changes that music can have on the human heart and mind, from enriching and elucidating to healing. We look forward to hearing from his half-century of full-time engagement with music at the highest levels to help reveal to us the true power of music. In addition, Dr. Jessop will be directing a USU Eastern and Community Choir and Orchestra event called “Let There Be Music.” The concert will also include numbers from the Logan Canyon Winds Ensemble and a piano solo on USU Eastern’s new Steinway concert grand piano. This event will also take place at the Geary Event Center on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Although both events are free, seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. read more


first_imgEnglish National Opera's London home Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, stars of the musical The singers, he said, would be using three octaves and “massive operatic energy”, saying it is “the perfect venue for the work”.“I understand and respect very deeply the point of view of traditionalists,” he said, when asked about possible complaints.“In many regards I wish there were more in the United States because we’ve all but lost our repertory theatre tradition.“But I don’t think that a production of a musical is going to threaten the classical repertory.” If a lifelong opera fan went along to the musical expecting to see an opera, he added, saying “they would not be particularly disappointed because they’re not that far away from each other”.“I can totally imagine individuals coming to see Bat Out of Hell who have never been to the Coliseum and discovering the history and richness of that theatre,” Scheib said.“Maybe they’ll notice an image for this or that opera, think it looks interesting and check it out.“That would be a real dream. 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. Traditionalists are likely to raise eyebrows at the new style of production, already complaining at the reduced opera repertoire of the company in the wake of cuts to its finances.But Jay Scheib, the show’s director, argues Bat Out of Hell is the “perfect extension” of Tristan and Isolde and its classical bedfellows, insisting they are “not that far away from each other in terms of scope and scale”.The new musical was launched last night, as Meat Loaf himself appeared on stage flanked by dozens of Harley Davidsons to introduce it to the masses outside the Coliseum.Jay Scheib, the award-winning director, said he hoped the musical – a  “futuristic Peter Pan” – would introduce new audiences to the venue, who would then return to see more traditional operas. It comes after years of financial turmoil at ENO, designed to bring in much needed box office money to allow the company to continue.Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is described as a “a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland”.It began life in the 1970s as a musical based on Peter Pan, written by Steinman, but was instead transformed into the bestselling Meat Loaf album before coming full circle to the stage next year.Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox, Tony Smith, and produced in association with Bat Out of Hell Holding Limited.  Tickets for Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, which begins previews in Manchester in February before moving to London in June, are on sale now.  To book, visit tickets.telegraph.co.uk or call 0844 871 2118. The musical launched live outside the Coliseum, complete with motorbikes Meat Loaf in action in 1982Credit:Rex The English National Opera’s London home may well be used to high drama, with sex, scandal and a semi-regular murder infusing its performances.But it has not seen anything quite like this before.The London Coliseum is to be taken over by a hoard of motorbike-riding rockers, as the ENO lends it stage to a Meat Loaf musical to help steady its finances.Bat Out of Hell, a new musical based around the album of the same name, will take to the stage at the venue next summer, as part of a long-term plan to help the opera company out of financial crisis. Meat Loaf has offered his backing to the musical Meat Loaf has offered his backing to the musical Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, stars of the musical The musical launched live outside the Coliseum, complete with motorbikes “As an opera-lover myself, I know opera houses around the world are struggling to maintain relevance sometimes and to keep continuing to develop audiences.“So if this works and Bat Out of Hell means someone will check out Tristan and Isolde then all the better.”Bat Out of Hell, written by Jim Steinman, is the second musical to hit the ENO’s summer season following a sell-out run of Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close last year. Meat Loaf in action in 1982 English National Opera’s London homelast_img read more


first_imgYouTube: ClipCompilation Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa which went green for St Patrick’s Day. Picture: Tourism Ireland/Twitter HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…THINGS WE LEARNED Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin plans to ask Taoiseach Enda Kenny to reopen a module of the Moriarty Tribunal next week in light of new allegations about a payment made by Michael Lowry but Kenny, speaking in New York today, has already ruled this out.Three men have been arrested following the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in Westport, Co Mayo last night. The boy is seriously injured in hospital.St Patrick’s Day celebrations brought thousands out onto the streets of Dublin and towns and cities across the country today. Here are the best pictures from the day’s events.Cyprus may go as far as calling an extra bank holiday to stop people from taking their money out of the banks in the wake of a controversial bailout deal which will see some savers lose a tenth of their money.The weather was rubbish all week and it will continue to be rubbish and cold next week unfortunately.While Ireland’s rugby men failed miserably the women triumphed gloriously sealing a Six Nations Grand Slam with a 6-3 win over Italy today. The President was among those to send his congratulations to the Irish women.THINGS WE LOVEDOur favourite astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, wearing a green bowtie and playing Danny Boy in space.These 13 things we didn’t know about St Patrick’s Day.Paddy’s Day in Lego form: ‘Pot of Gold!’ Pic: Debbie Hickey/StudioTenTHINGS WE SHAREDThis brilliant collection from Buzzfeed of famous gun scenes from movies replaced with thumbs-up.This fascinating revelation that Ireland’s national colour isn’t really green.This lovely bit of milk bottle nostalgia.And finally we’re a bit late to this but Beyoncé performing her hit song ‘Single Ladies’ with Justin Timberlake is worth a watch:center_img Watching The Voice of Ireland? Follow events as they happen with DailyEdge.ie’s livebloglast_img read more


first_imgIf you’re one of the many who experience the first generation Furby toys in your childhood, you can stop cringing now. Supertoy Teddy is an attempt at Siri-style natural language communication inside a WiFi-enabled teddy bear.Smartphones are trying really hard to feel more like personal assistants in some really basic ways right now. Siri and Google Now serve different purposes for some people, but they both rely on offsite processing of natural language for commands. You speak into your phone, and the command happens quite quickly in most cases, but the actual processing of that information happens elsewhere. As a result, it is difficult to put this kind of technology in what would otherwise seem like really obvious places.In order to make it work seamlessly, whatever you want to interact with using natural language would have to be connected to the Internet, and it would have to be backed by a system that could process that language. Supertoy Robotics thinks they have what it takes, and they are going to stuff the technology inside a teddy bear to try it out.Using a robotic mouth with a voice box that will sync with the words being said, Supertoy Teddy will act autonomously once you turn it on. You won’t have any control over the bear, save for the control you gain by speaking to it.The teddy bear is designed to learn from your conversations and adapt to become a more personalized companion experience. This means you can teach the bear to be nice and polite, or dark and sarcastic. You can issue basic commands to acquire the time, weather, or a horoscope for example. Much in the same way Siri searches for the correct information, the teddy bear will as well.Supertoy Teddy sounds like it could be a really great idea on paper, but in order to make this bear a reality for the masses a Kickstarter project has been created to help finish the hardware and the underlying technologies for search and language.One thing is absolutely certain, these bears will be nothing like those first generation Furby toys.last_img read more


first_imgDécès suspect d’un ado : réouverture du Quick d’AvignonLa préfecture du Vauclause a annoncé que le Quick d’Avignon ouvrait de nouveau ses portes. Le fast-food avait été fermé suite à la mort mystérieuse d’un adolescent de 14 ans. Benjamin serait-il mort suite à une intoxication alimentaire ? La probabilité est “forte” avait établi le parquet d’Avignon le 28 janvier, après le décès une semaine auparavant de l’adolescent, qui avait dîné la veille en famille dans un Quick d’Avignon. Catherine Champrenault, le procureur de la République d’Avignon, citée par Le Figaro, avait alors déclaré : “Il peut y avoir un lien avec ce qu’il a mangé la veille, mais on ne peut pas exclure totalement un lien avec des absorptions plus anciennes”.Afin de procéder à des enquêtes et analyses, et de s’assurer qu’aucune autre personne ayant mangé dans ce restaurant ne soit tombée malade, le Quick d’Avignon était resté fermé. La préfecture précise dans un communiqué que l’établissement pourra “ré-ouvrir ses portes au public dans les jours qui viennent”, avant d’ajouter que “la direction de Quick continue de coopérer en toute transparence avec les autorités administratives et judiciaires afin que soient expliquées les causes du décès de l’adolescent de 14 ans”. Le 11 février 2011 à 09:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is reportedly close to signing a new long-term contract at the clubThe Wales international has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium.Ramsey’s uncertain future at Arsenal has allegedly attracted the interest of both Chelsea and Manchester United.Just last month, Ramsey’s contract talks with Arsenal had reportedly stalled due to the Welshman demanding £200,000 a week in wages.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.But now Football London claims that there has been a breakthrough in discussions.Apparently, Ramsey is now close to agreeing on a new contract with the Gunners.After arriving from Cardiff City in 2008, Ramsey has managed 59 goals and 57 assists in 335 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.last_img read more


first_img Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom April 2, 2018 FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Vandals defaced a Planned Parenthood office in Pacific Beach with red paint in the second such incident at the clinic in less than two months, police said Monday.San Diego police were alerted to the damage just before 2:50 a.m. today at the Planned Parenthood Mission Bay Mimi Brien Health Center in the 4500 block of Mission Bay Drive, Officer Robert Heims said. A substance believed to be red paint was splashed across the front glass doors and windows of the clinic, which is in a three-story business complex at Mission Bay Drive and Bunker Hill Street.The same clinic was splattered with red paint in a nearly identical incident in mid-February.Police did not immediately have any suspects in the case, Heims said. Officers told dispatchers they were taking samples of the substance for testing, and 10News reported that police were seeking footage from two nearby surveillance cameras.Planned Parenthood clinics offer reproductive health care services such as sex education, birth control, emergency contraceptives, cancer screenings, abortions and pregnancy health. But the organization has come under attack — both verbal and physical — from abortion opponents.The most notable attack happened on Nov. 27, 2015, when a gunman entered a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people, including a police officer, during a five-hour standoff. Robert Lewis Dear Jr., 59, has repeatedly confessed to the shooting in court and in interviews, though he’s been found incompetent for his prosecution to move forward.Dear has called himself a “warrior” for unborn children and said he was prompted in part by secretly recorded videos that appeared to show a high-level Planned Parenthood official detailing how the organization profits from aborted fetuses by selling the human tissue for medical testing.The unedited video showed a clearer picture of the conversation and showed Planned Parenthood offsets some costs by selling the tissue but does not make a profit. The two anti-abortion activists who secretly made the videos and others with Planned Parenthood employees have been charged by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra with 15 felony counts related to illegal recordings. Updated: 10:18 PM Posted: April 2, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Planned Parenthood clinic vandalizedlast_img read more


first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (WSVN) – Police arrested two people after they were caught having sex on the ground near a busy intersection.According to Fox 25, an Oklahoma City Police Department’s report states that police were called to a tire shop near the intersection. A witness said she observed two people under a tree and that the man, 48-year-old Tony Willis, had his pants “halfway down” while on top of another woman, 42-year-old Verna LeClair.When officers arrived, Willis reportedly rolled off LeClair before both were arrested.Police said the intersection experienced heavy traffic at the time and that the two were in full view of both northbound and southbound lanes.Fox 25 reports that both Willis and LeClair were booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of indecent exposure and public drunkenness. LeClair was previously arrested after being caught while having sex in a liquor store’s parking lot. That charge was later dismissed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


first_imgIn a entrepreneurial move so synergistic it may make your head explode, the Young and the Restless—yes, that Young and the Restless—is launching a real “online fashion and lifestyle magazine” to coincide with the fake launch of a print magazine on the show. Follow that?RestlessStyle.com will “offer the latest runway trends, fresh beauty tips and red carpet coverage” as well as video, polls, photo galleries and horoscopes.Hold on, there’s more.The digital content “will run concurrently with the upcoming ‘Y&R’ storylines relating to Restless Style—the print magazine run by Nicholas and Phyllis Newman (Joshua Morrow and Michelle Stafford) and Jack and Sharon Abbott (Peter Bergman and Sharon Case).” To do this, Y&R has hired a real magazine employees: George Kotsiopoulos—former fashion associate at the New York Times Magazine and current style director at C magazine—to oversee the site’s fashion and style direction (Kotsiopoulos will also appear on the CBS daytime drama); and Peter McQuaid, a contributor for InStyle and the Los Angeles Times, to serve as the site’s editor.Says Josh Griffin, the show’s executive producer: “We love being able to offer this innovative extension of the show not only to our loyal viewers but to anyone who loves to follow fashion.”Go ahead. Laugh now, but who knows? Maybe this is the future of magazines.last_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between July 12, 2018 and July 18, 2018:Thursday, July 12NoneFriday, July 13Robert W. Canning (56, Wilmington) — OUI Liquor (2nd Offense); Negligent Operation Of A Motor Vehicle; Marked Lanes Violations; and Possession Of Open Container Of Alcohol In Motor Vehicle. (Arrest)Saturday, July 14James Bernard Kelly (26, Somerville) — OUI Liquor. (Arrest)Jillian A. Francis (31, Gloucester) — Warrant. (Arrest)Sunday, July 15NoneMonday, July 16NoneTuesday, July 17NoneWednesday, July 18George Hugh Ferdinand (57, Tewksbury) — Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended or Revoked License and No Or Expired Inspection Sticker. (Summons)Andrew Roger Dalio-Foley (18, Wilmington) — Walk/Ride On Railroad Tracks. (Arrest)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issues 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issue 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more


first_img See It This is the SwitchLok Car Mount and the iPhone version of the case. But you can get a SwitchLok adapter that works with just about any phone. SwitchLok As a general rule, I don’t care for modular products, which are often disproportionately expensive and/or more hassle than they’re worth. But the SwitchLok phone-mount system is an exception; I didn’t expect to like it, but it won me over by deftly solving three key problems: protecting my phone, mounting my phone in my car and mounting my phone on my arm.I’ll explain all that, but, first, here’s the deal: Cheapskate readers can save 25% on all SwitchLok products with promo code CHEAPSKATE25. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at SwitchLokRight now SwitchLok has just four products in the lineup, but there are more to come. The two mounts are the Car Mount and Armband Mount, each $30 after discount. The former is nothing too revolutionary; there are plenty of magnetic mounts out there, though this one is nice because you barely have to look where you’re sticking the phone. The tongue-in-groove design and strong magnets mean you can practically throw it on your dash and it’ll lock in place.switchlok-armbandJoggers, rejoice! With the armband, your phone pops on and off — securely — with the greatest of ease. SwitchLok But I’m most enamored with the armband, because most phone armbands suffer from an annoying problem: You can’t easily use your phone while it’s in there. Either you have to take the armband off (huge hassle) or take the phone out (equally huge hassle). With the magnet mount, you just pop the phone off and switch podcasts, check your email or whatever, then pop it back on. I’ve used this for both running and biking, and it’s fantastic. Oh, and even with all that bouncing, the phone never budged.If you have an iPhone X or XS, you can get the SwitchLok case ($30 after discount), which has a built-in magnetic backing (but still manages to work with wireless chargers). The SwitchLok Case Adapter ($15 after discount) lets you add that “plate” to just about any phone or case. Take note, however, that the adapter may get in the way of wireless charging, depending on the thickness of your case.SwitchLok may do more cases in the future, but for now the company is working on additional mount options, including a wireless charger (one that would let you continue to use your phone while it’s charging) and a wallet add-on.Pricing and availability on those are TBD, but for now I’m definitely enjoying the case (I happen to have an iPhone X), armband and car mount — though obviously you don’t need to buy everything. Runners, for example, could get just the armband and case adapter. I think the discount makes the pricing a lot more palatable.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See It Best Buy $899 See It Boost Mobile $949 See it Amazon $899 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $611center_img Share your voice Review • iPhone X review: This iPhone XS predecessor is still a contender Mobile Accessories Comments 4 Preview • iPhone X: We’ve already got one. Here’s what it’s like. Apple iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone X (64GB, Space Gray) Tags The Cheapskate CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img read more


first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday, allowed Sahara group to raise $1.05 bn in its bid to secure bail for its chief Subrata Roy and two directors of the group, if the transaction wins approval from the central bank.The bail terms were set at Rs 10,000 crore, with Rs 5,000 crore in cash and Rs 5,000 crore in bank guarantees.A three-judge Bench consisting of T.S. Thakur, Anil R. Dave and A.K. Sikri allowed Sahara to raise a junior loan of $650 mn and $400 mn in investments from Mirage Capital, with the funds transferrable to a Sahara subsidiary company, Aamby Valley Ltd – Aamby Valley Mauritius Ltd. ReutersThe Bench asked the Sahara group to approach the Reserve Bank of India to seek clarification on the validity of the planned move to raise overseas funds. Sahara informed the Bench that the funds raised would cover the Rs 5,000 crore cash requirement and also a bank guarantee for the same amount.Earlier, the group was unable to sell or mortgage its international hotel properties, for multiple reasons.Subrata Roy and his fellow directors were sent to Tihar jail in March 2014. Sahara group has been alleged to have collected almost Rs 20,000 crore from 3 crore investors in contravention of SEBI rules, reports Live Mint.last_img read more


first_imgCrude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub, appearing to run out of space to contain a historic supply glut that has hammered prices, in Cushing, Oklahoma, March 24, 2016.Reuters file [Representational Image]Fluctuation in crude oil prices coupled with the direction of foreign fund flows are likely to chart the course of major domestic equity indices next week.According to market observers, other factors such as rupee’s movement against the US dollar and expectations of measures from the Reserve Bank of India’s board meet to resolve the liquidity crisis will also influence investor sentiments.However, state elections-related anxiety could ignite volatility, they felt.”Investors will continue to watch the movement of rupee, crude oil prices and foreign fund flows,” said SMC Investments & Advisors Chairman and Managing Director D.K. Aggarwal.”Next week, Nifty is expected to trade between 10,500-10,900 points, while bank Nifty is expected to move in the range of 25,800-26,600 points.”Over the recent past, fears of a global slowdown and excess stockpile subdued the benchmark Brent crude price. It closed last week’s trade at $67.74 from $86 a barrel level which was touched in early October.The fall in crude oil prices assumes significance as it eases India’s concerns over inflation, fiscal and current account deficit. The country is the third-largest importer of crude oil in the world.Apart from crude oil prices, the direction of foreign fund flows will set the course of the key indices.Last week’s provisional investment figures from the stock exchanges showed that foreign institutional investors bought scrips worth Rs 3,502.46 crore which was 22 times more than the previous week.Over the last month, uncertain domestic and global economic growth outlook as well as a sharp decline in rupee value had triggered a massive fund outflow.Another key area for investor’s interest will be the rupee’s price movement against the US dollar. Lately, lower crude oil prices and healthy macro-data have aided the rupee to recover.On a weekly basis, the Indian rupee strengthened by 57 paise to 71.92 per US dollar from its previous week’s close of Rs 72.49 per greenback.”Market has largely factored a gradual downgrade in earnings in the second half of FY19,” said Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services.”While investors are looking for major triggers for a decisive up move above 10,700 points level, stability in INR and oil prices will provide direction to the market despite election-led uncertainty.”On technical charts, NSE Nifty50’s northward trajectory will face resistance at 10,755 points level.”Technically, Nifty seems to have resumed the northward movement this week after breaching the 10,645 points level,” said Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research for HDFC Securities.”The next resistance for Nifty is at 10,755 points and 10,843 points, while 10,440 points could provide support.”Last week, a slide in global crude oil prices, along with a healthy influx of foreign funds and a strengthened rupee buoyed the Indian equity market indices.Accordingly, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 298.61 points, or 0.8 per cent, to close at 35,457.16 points.Similarly, the 50-share Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) advanced 97 points, or 0.91 per cent, to settle at 10,682.20 points.last_img read more


first_imgMetro’s nine-month maintenance surge will soon affect riders on the heavily traveled red line for the first time.Starting on August 1, trains will be sharing a single track in both directions between the Silver Spring and Takoma stations, disrupting the commute for thousands of Maryland residents. The single-tracking will last for one week.On July 27, Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld will join officials from Montgomery County, the District of Columbia and Takoma Park at a news conference to discuss what riders should expect. Commuters are being strongly encouraged to find other ways to get to work.So far, Virginia commuters have been more broadly affected by the shutdowns and single-tracking involved in Metro’s maintenance surge, which started in June.Because of the maintenances surges, Metro has been closing earlier on the weekends.Metro’s general manager is proposing that the Washington-area subway system should close at midnight on a permanent basis to allow for ongoing maintenance.Metro suspended late-night service in May before it launched its ongoing nine-month maintenance surge. The system had been open until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings. It’s now closing at midnight every night.General manager Paul Wiedefeld is also proposing that Metro close even earlier on Sunday nights — at 10 p.m. Metro said in a statement July 26 that Wiedefeld consulted with other transit agencies and rail engineering consultants before proposing the new schedule.Metro’s board of directors will have to approve the proposal, which Wiedefeld will present at a board meeting on July 28.last_img read more