Ahead of Modi’s visit, Maoists go on rampage

first_imgTwo security force personnel were killed and six others were injured as Maoists went on the rampage in various parts of Bijapur district of south Chhattisgarh on Monday.The increased Maoist activities in Bijapur have exacerbated the problems of the security establishment in the State even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the district on April 14 for a function. Immediate impactThe Maoists triggered an IED (Improvised Explosives Device) blast near Tumla village on Kutaru road of Bijapur, targeting a bus in which some District Reserve Guard (Chhattisgarh police’s special anti-Maoist unit) jawans were travelling.Constable Lakhan Gawade, who was driving the bus, and head constable Anand Rao, were killed in this blast. ASI Bhojraj Morya and four DRG constables — Monaj Wacham, Sukhram Mandavi, Masaram Madiyam, Payaku Alam — suffered injuries in the blast.In a separate incident, the Maoists triggered two disparate IED blasts in Mahadev Ghat area of Bijapur when a team of the Central Reserve Police Force was carrying out a search operation in the area.last_img read more

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah seeks Shane Warne’s advice ahead of England tour

first_imgPakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who is making a return to international cricket after a three-month doping ban, seems to be geared up for the upcoming four-Test series against England.In an attempt to leave no stones unturned, Shah had spoken to Australian spin legend Shane Warne seeking advice on how to succeed in English conditions. Warne, more often than not, troubled the English batsmen at their home. He played 22 Tests in England and took 129 wickets at an average 21.94. (Also read: Hope England tour helps revive cricket series in Pakistan, says Misbah) “I have watched his (Warne’s) videos and also had a chat with him on telephone because he has an excellent track record in English conditions,” Shah told. (Also read: Pakistan Cricket Board fumes as Mohammad Amir appears on TV show) PTI before the team’s departure for London on Saturday.”There would be no better place to make a successful comeback to Test cricket than England and I am looking forward to the first Test at Lords,” he said.LUCKY ESCAPE The leg-spinner who was lucky to escape with a three-month ban after pleading he took his wife’s medicines for blood pressure by mistake said he was looking forward to the upcoming four-Test series.”Not only the Tests, I also want to cement my place in the limited-over sides,” he added.’BIG FAN OF WARNE’ Shah said he had always been a big fan of Shane Warne and met him in the UAE, as well as in Australia when Pakistan went there for the World Cup last year.advertisement”I know Pakistan has produced some great leg-spinners but Warne has impressed me with his excellent record in England.”The 30-year old said he had spent hours watching videos of Warne bowling in England and also chatted with the Australian to pick up some tips.However, the 30-year-old has left behind the bitter memory and now looks to spin a web around the English batsmen at their home.Shah said Warne had told him the importance of varying the pace in English conditions.”I am looking forward to meeting him again in England. And I am looking forward to bowling to the English batsmen in their own backyard it will be a big challenge but I love challenges,” he said.Shah missed the first Test last year against England in the UAE due to a back injury but came back strongly in the next two Tests.The leg-spinner, who missed the boot camp in Kakul due to a knee problem, said he was delighted that Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq had shown a lot of faith in his abilities to win matches for Pakistan.last_img read more

UST wins UAAP beach volley double for 2nd straight year

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? In the men’s side, the Tiger Spikers swept last season’s runner-up Far Eastern University in the two championship matches.Rancel Varga and Jaron Requinton took a quick 21-11, 21-11 win in the finals opener against the partnership of Jude Garcia and Doy Barrica and followed that up with 21-15, 21-19 smasher in the closing match.“Jaron and I played consistently throughout the tournament and we offered this victory to UST, to God, and to our families and coaches who’ve supported us throughout,” said Varga, who claimed the MVP plum, in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES LeBron James, Anthony Davis shine in Lakers preseason opener Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Photo from UAAPMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas completed its second straight double in the sand courts after the Golden Tigresses and Tiger Spikers reigned supreme in the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament Sunday at Sands SM by the Bay.The Golden Tigresses stretched their championship streak to four titles after Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor turned back De La Salle’s Tin Tiamzon and Justine Nazareno.ADVERTISEMENT Barbon, who claimed the MVP plum, and Eslapor dropped their lone set in the tournament in the first match, 21-14, 20-22, 15-12 but came out stronger in the closer 28-26, 21-18.“It’s euphoric because we defended our crown,” said Barbon in Filipino who paired up with four-time beach volleyball MVP Cherry Rondina in her rookie year. “We offered this title to UST, to the people who believed in us, and of course to Ate Sisi.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“She’s been a champion for so many years, she graduated a champion, so we have to continue that streak,” added Barbon.The Golden Tigresses’ triumph in Season 82 was their seventh title. Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuelast_img read more

Liverpool v Bournemouth: match preview

first_img 8 Keita (s 80′) 5 Wijnaldum 13 Alisson 9 Firmino (s 90′) Match previews 25 Simpson Saturday 3pmVenue AnfieldLast season Liverpool 3 Bournemouth 0Referee Anthony TaylorThis season G21 Y68 R0 3.24 cards/gameOdds H 2-9 A 15-1 D 6-1LIVERPOOLSubs from Mignolet, Keïta, Shaqiri, Milner, Lallana, Sturridge, Moreno, Origi, Jones, Camacho, HoeverDoubtful Alexander-Arnold (knee), Henderson (knock), Wijnaldum (knee)Injured Lovren (hamstring, 19 Feb), Gomez (leg, Mar), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee, Mar)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y23 R2Form WLWWDDLeading scorer Salah 16BOURNEMOUTHSubs from Boruc, Simpson, Mousset, Pugh, Taylor, Ibe, Rico, Daniels, LermaDoubtful Lerma (ankle)Injured Brooks (ankle, Mar), Wilson (knee, Mar), L Cook (knee, unknown), Francis (knee, unknown)Suspended NoneUnavailable Clyne (loan terms)Discipline Y36 R1Form LDLWWLLeading scorer Wilson 10 64 Camacho Substitutes 29 Solanke 6 Surman 8 5 15 Smith Lineups 8 Lerma 10 Ibe 7 Milner Share on WhatsApp 4 Gosling 20 Lallana 21 Rico 3 Fabinho BOU LIV Match stats Share on Pinterest 27 Origi Read more 15 Sturridge 4 van Dijk Liverpool Bournemouth 13 6 10 Mane (s 87′) Fouls Corners (s 77′)center_img 11 Salah 22 Mignolet (s 73′) Share on Facebook 5 Ake Share on LinkedIn AFC Bournemouth 14 Henderson 44 Surridge The onus is on Jürgen Klopp’s team to respond to Manchester City usurping them at the top of the Premier League and to increase pressure on the champions before they face Chelsea on Sunday. There is also a requirement on Liverpool to improve their own form. Liverpool have averaged three goals per game in the last six meetings with Bournemouth, who have never won at Anfield. Mohamed Salah, who scored a hat-trick against Eddie Howe’s team in December, needs one more goal to become the first Liverpool player since Luis Suárez in 2013-14 to hit the 20-goal mark in successive seasons. Andy Hunter 66 Alexander-Arnold 17 King The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football 9 Mousset 11 Liverpool Off target 10 AFC Bournemouth 9 Liverpool On target 2 AFC Bournemouth 34 66 32 Matip 28 Taylor Premier League 27 Begovic Reuse this content 33 Mepham Substitutes 26 Robertson 3 Cook Topics Possession (s 59′) 1 Boruc BOU34LIV66% resources 24 Fraser Liverpool Share on Twitter Goal attempts Share on Messenger Share via Emaillast_img read more

More ULCVs to Hurt Chances of Supply Demand Balance

first_imgzoom Following a recent spate of ultra large container vessel (ULCV) orders, the addition of any further boxship giants to the orderbook would damage carriers’ chance of reaching a supply and demand balance, shipping consultancy Drewry said.The current containership orderbook is very top-heavy with ships of 18,000 TEU and above, with almost 50% of all ships scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2020. Based on the current demand outlook that is arguably already more than what is required in the short and medium term.CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) ordered ULCVs of over 18,000 TEU earlier this year. In its container market outlook webinar last month, Drewry informed that it was unlikely, but not impossible, that other carriers will follow CMA CGM and MSC’s ordering spree.Since then, China’s Cosco Shipping Holdings announced plans to raise a huge USD 1.9 billion war chest through the issuance of new shares to part fund the purchase of 20 new ships. Under the plan, unveiled in late October 2017, the purchase would include 11 units of over 20,000 TEU and nine in the more modest 13,800-14,500 TEU range.Furthermore, Korean line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has denied various reports that it is planning to splurge on as many as 14 vessels of up to 22,000 TEU.Drewry said that adding the Cosco and possible HMM orders into the current orderbook mix “will only damage carriers’ chance of attaining supply and demand equilibrium.”Due to the uneven distribution of 18,000 TEU ships by operators and alliance, CMA CGM’s order “made some sense because it helped them play catch up with its nearest rivals,” Drewry said, adding that the any future ULCV orders were expected to come from an operator within an alliance with the fewest of them.The obvious candidate using those parameters was THE Alliance, comprising of Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming and the three Japanese lines (NYK, MOL, and K Line) that will next year merge container operations into the Ocean Network Express (ONE) brand. However, ULCV orders from this group are unlikely because of more limited financial resources, and because nothing in their public utterances suggested any of them would make the splash, Drewry said.Outside of the Top 20, two carriers to watch out for as potential ULCV buyers because of past expansionist rhetoric are IRISL of Iran and newcomer SM Line from South Korea.“Companies with the most logical reasons to order ULCVs probably won’t, whereas companies that already have plenty are the most interested in adding to their fleets. The supposed prestige of being the biggest carrier appears to be outweighing economic sense at the moment,” the shipping consultancy concluded.last_img read more

Timely Medical Certificates Act Will Help Grieving Families

first_imgThe Timely Medical Certificates Act, announced today, Nov. 1, will allow grieving families to make arrangements more quickly after a death. The change, which was originally announced last month, would allow nurse practitioners and others authorized, to sign medical certificates of death in certain circumstances. “It is never easy dealing with the death of a loved one and the days following are difficult,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “This change will help families make the necessary arrangements more quickly.” Currently, only doctors and medical examiners are allowed to sign medical certificates of death, and funeral directors cannot remove a body until the certificate is signed. This can cause hardship for families in remote and rural areas, in some long-term residential facilities and deaths at home. Early consultations indicate strong support for the proposed amendments. More consultation is needed to determine when nurse practitioners and other authorized people can sign the certificate. “Nurse practitioners, particularly those in long-term and palliative care settings, will now have one more means by which to help grieving families cope with the loss of loved ones in a dignified and respectful manner,” said Donna Denney, executive director of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. There are more than 100 licensed nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

Director Tim Miller quits Deadpool 2 over issues with Ryan Reynolds

first_img Twitter Director Tim Miller has left Deadpool 2 after creative differences with the movie’s star, Ryan Reynolds.Miller, who directed Deadpool, has parted ways with film studio Fox after butting heads with Reynolds over certain issues relating to the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The 39-year-old, who plays the Marvel anti-superhero, was a producer on the original movie along with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, but sources told the publication his influence on the sequel has increased “exponentially”. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Miller hadn’t signed a formal deal for the sequel, but he was reportedly working on the script. Facebooklast_img read more

Time for Iraqis to make political progress UN political chief says

Briefing the Council on the latest report on the work of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), B. Lynn Pascoe, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, warned that the security situation remains fragile and any recent gains could be lost unless they are consolidated with political progress. “Efforts must now focus on achieving the political gains necessary to build trust and confidence across community lines, and to improve the quality of life for all Iraqis, including the delivery of basic services and generating employment,” he said. Mr. Pascoe said the UN believed the best way to build trust was to tackle the issues “at the heart of each community’s competing visions for the future of Iraq,” such as the federal framework of the country, the handling of the status of the northern city of Kirkuk and other disputed areas and revenue-sharing agreements. “The potential is there, and it is ultimately up to the Iraqi people to make sound choices that will allow them to build a sustainable and lasting peace.” The Under-Secretary-General noted that discussions within the Iraqi parliament about the adoption of new electoral laws remains unresolved, although the UN was doing all it could to promote practical compromises. “A failure to come to agreement on a law at this time would be a major setback – not only for the prospects of elections this year but for the larger process of national reconciliation in Iraq.” The situation in Kirkuk has also become more tense and violent in the past week, in part because of the discord over the proposed electoral laws, and Mr. Pascoe stressed that the bloodshed illustrated “how the lack of dialogue and compromise could easily lead to renewed violence.” Strengthening the Iraqi economy must also be a top priority, the Under-Secretary-General added, observing that the spike in oil prices this year has not yet translated into improvements in the lives of ordinary citizens. “Unemployment rates remain stubbornly high, and the same governorates rate consistently low on key socio-economic indicators, such as unemployment, malnutrition and illiteracy. It is estimated that 60 per cent of Iraqis do not have access to one or more essential social services and 15 per cent lack food security.” Ambassador Alejandro Wolff of the United States, speaking on behalf of the Multinational Force (MNF) operating in Iraq, informed the Council that for the past three months the total number of security incidents had reached their lowest level in four years. Since June last year, overall attacks had decreased by 84 per cent and the number of civilian deaths from violence had dropped by 65 per cent. He attributed the gains to the work of both Iraqi and coalition security forces. 6 August 2008Iraqis must focus on political dialogue, reconciliation and bread-and-butter economic issues now that they are seeing improved security, the top United Nations political official told the Security Council today. read more

Rights group to release Sri Lanka report

It said that journalists, the judiciary, human rights activists and opposition politicians are among those who have been targeted in a disturbing pattern of government-sanctioned abuse, often involving the security forces or their proxies. The report documents dozens of cases where government critics have been subjected to verbal and physical harassment, attacks and even killings. Amnesty International will launch a new report next week documenting how the Sri Lankan government has allegedly stepped up its crackdown on dissenting views over the past years through threats, harassment, imprisonment and violent attacks.The document, “Assault on Dissent”, reveals how the government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa is increasingly equating criticism with treason in a bid to tighten its grip on power, Amnesty International said in a media note today. Amnesty International is a leading international human rights organisation which has been pushing for an international investigation in Sri Lanka into alleged human rights abuses. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Torontonians plan to rally against Presidentelect Donald Trump

Hundreds of Torontonians are expected to turn out for a protest against US President-elected Donald Trump.The Facebook event titled Rally Against Trump, shows over 1,000 people attending, over 4,000 interested and more than 6,000 have been invited as of Saturday afternoon.“We will be gathering to peacefully protest Donald Trump’s legitimacy as US President and to demonstrate how his, and any hateful rhetoric is unacceptable today,” was written on the event page.“We as Canadians will help our neighbors by showing that misogyny, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, sexual assault, ableism, transphobia and violence are absolutely intolerable,” wrote the page.The event will start at Toronto City Hall at noon on Nov 19. Protestors plan to march to the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Bay and Adelaide streets.“Trump’s campaign and victory points to a frightening and problematic cultural landscape, and this is something that we don’t need a US citizenship to help effect change on,” added the site. read more

New UN AIDS Awareness stamps makes history

An extra six cents added onto each special commemorative stamp will be contributed to the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria championed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The stamps will be issued in three denominations – the Swiss franc, United States dollar and euro. The new stamp, which depicts the UN Secretariat building with a large red AIDS ribbon on its façade, was adapted from a photograph taken by UN photographer Evan Schneider. In addition to the special fundraising stamps, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) also issued a set of three regular commemorative stamps under the AIDS awareness theme. Also today, UNPA issued a stamp in honour of Switzerland’s joining the UN. This follows the historic Swiss referendum in March, which paved the way for Switzerland to become the UN’s 190th. The stamp, a graphic interpretation of a cross and a dove with a Swiss flag in orange and blue tones, was designed by Thierry Clauson. It portrays “vitality, mobility, sensibility,” said the UNPA in its announcement today. read more

The US Is Almost Definitely Going To Next Years Womens World Cup

Monday and Tuesday mark the end of group play in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout rounds this weekend — all vying for three spots (possibly four) at next summer’s World Cup. After the first two games, we calculated the expected wins and advancement chances for each team in the tournament, but the standings have changed since last week’s opening matches.After a slow start against Trinidad and Tobago, a more organized U.S. team routed Guatemala 5-0 in its second game, with four of its five goals coming late in the second half. The addition of Tobin Heath up top in the 4-3-3 formation proved lucrative, with Heath tallying two goals — including this sweet little flick into the back of the net:Even though the U.S.’s chances of winning the tournament nominally decreased, from 95.5 percent to 95.1 percent, the No.1-ranked FIFA team in the world is still heavily, heavily favored to win. The U.S. is also a heavy favorite against Haiti on Monday night. Haiti, meanwhile, has only an 8 percent chance of making it to the knockout rounds after losing to a 10-player Trinidad team on Friday.The more interesting matchup on Monday night is Trinidad vs. Guatemala. Trinidad, the tournament’s underfunded Cinderella, currently has an 84 percent chance of advancing to the knockout rounds. If Trinidad wins or ties against Guatemala and Haiti loses to the U.S., the Trinidadians will likely face Costa Rica in the semifinals (where even a loss would leave fourth-place Trinidad with a shot at attending its first World Cup).Below are the updated expected group points and win probabilities for every CONCACAF tournament team:Costa Rica’s upset over Mexico last week moves it to the top of Group B, despite Mexico still having a greater chance of winning the tournament — 3.1 percent compared to Costa Rica’s 1.2 percent. This is a function of the FIFA ratings (which we’re using to calculate the expected wins and advancement probabilities, and which have not been updated to reflect Costa Rica’s recent performances). FIFA currently ranks Mexico at No. 25 and Costa Rica at No. 40. Both Costa Rica and Mexico are locks for the knockout round, but Mexico’s higher rating and record against the U.S. (they’ve beaten the U.S. once and tied them once, while Costa Rica has never won against the Americans) are part of why the Mexican team has a marginally better chance of upsetting the U.S. and winning the tournament.Costa Rica will face last-place Martinique and Mexico will play against Jamaica on Tuesday in the final Group B matches. As the tournament currently stands, the most likely knockout scenarios are the U.S. vs. Mexico in one semifinal and Costa Rica vs. Trinidad in the other. The semifinal matches will be played on Friday and the championship on Sunday, and we’ll update the advancement table again before those games.CORRECTION (Oct. 24, 4:37 p.m.): A previous version of this post included a table with an incorrect column header. The table lists the chances of placing third, not reaching the third-place game. read more

Construction activity continues to fall as decline in unemployment eases

first_imgIRISH CONSTRUCTION FIRMS continued to record falling business activity in February, with the rate of decline little-changed from that seen in January.Figures released by Ulster Bank in the latest Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index show that, despite the continued fall in activity, new orders and employment declined at slower rates.The index posted a reading of 45.3 in February, slightly lower than the 45.8 posted in January. This signaled a marked, and slightly quicker reduction in construction activity during the month. According to respondents, lower new work was a key factor behind the decline as inflows failed to compensate for the completion of projects.The weakest fall in activity was seen on housing projects, with this sector also the only one monitored to post a slower decline than at the start of the year. Commercial and civil engineering each saw a slightly quicker reduction in activity, with the sharper overall fall for work on civil engineering projects.While activity is still falling sharply, the pace of reduction in employment in construction slowed during February and was the weakest in 68 months. Panellists in the index that lowered staffing levels mainly linked this to reduced workloads.Construction firms recorded a sharp and accelerated decline in purchasing activity during February, with the latest fall the fastest since August last year, mainly linked to lower levels of new orders.Firms are expecting an improvement in the wider economic conditions in the next 12 months with business sentiment strengthening for the fourth successive month.Read: Building costs up 3 per cent as material and energy prices rise>More: Planning applications down 17 per cent as construction remains in doldrums>last_img read more

Over 4500 complaints made to Irish Water in three months over poor

first_imgOver 4,500 complaints made to Irish Water in three months over poor service Some of the main issues concerned water quality and customer service. Friday 20 Jan 2017, 3:27 PM Jan 20th 2017, 3:27 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 48 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Short URL 10,553 Views center_img Image: Niall Carson Image: Niall Carson He needs to butt-out and stop meddling its a democratic process. He needs to remain silent.A statement from Irish Water this evening read: “The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) has acknowledged that Irish water are continuing to improve our commitment to good customer service. Over 90% of Irish Water’s  Customer Handbook requirements, which have been agreed with the CER, have now been implemented. This progress is reflected in the decrease in number of customer complaints received by Irish Water.”Earlier this week. Michael McNicholas has defended Irish Water’s €70 million spend on consultants, insisting they were “international experts”.Speaking before the Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services, he said there is “a perception out there” that money was squandered on consultants, adding: “That is absolutely not the case.”McNicholas said the “international experts” were integral to the establishment of Irish Water. The Ervia boss said the money was spent on software and computer system experts needed to set up the national utility.He said the setup of Irish Water cost €100 million less than any other utility in other countries.With reporting by Christina FinnRead: Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps >Read: Man arrested in connection to murder of Irene White in 2005 > THERE WERE OVER 4,500 complaints made to Irish water by customers in the last three months of the year, a new report has revealed.In its latest publication, the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) said most of the issues related to people not getting water or that there were leaks in their system.According to the CER, Irish Water is required to respond to a customer complaint within five working days with a resolution or a plan outlining the steps required to achieve a resolution. The top five issues included:No waterLeaking from boundary boxTimeliness of responseLow pressureWater qualityComplaints to the contentious utility have decreased over time, however.In the preceding six months, there were 15,000 issues.And this afternoon. Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has warned the EU to “butt-out” of Irish affairs until Environment Minister Simon Coveney submits the Government’s water plan to Brussels.She said: “What the commissioner has to do if he is to fulfill his role is he has to wait until Ireland submits its plan. It won’t be ready, according to Simon Coveney, until late 2017.“Until that point, the commissioner should not be making any point about the Irish situation, just like he shouldn’t make a comment about any other member states. http://jrnl.ie/3196704 Share68 Tweet Email last_img read more

Digicel pulls out of Bahamas race

first_img Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Related Items:bahamas, digicel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 April 2015 – Digicel pulls out of pursuit of second mobile license as Bahamas moves to market liberalisation in telecoms industry.A $250-$300 million investment is now lost along with a potential 1300 direct and indirect jobs because of the Digicel decision which came last night.Digicel had advanced to the spectrum licence auction round scheduled for May but said the Bahamas market is too small for the plan of URCA to dish out three licenses in all. Reports are Cable Bahamas is now the clear frontrunner. Virgin Mobile is also in the running. Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Ancelotti praises Napolis character after victory over Bologna

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti was impressed with the character of his side Napoli in their 3-2 victory over Bologna after the recent setback in Milan.Arkadiusz Milik’s double were levelled up by two headers from set pieces until Dries Mertens netted the winner to seal three points for his side.“It’s a rather unusual period of the season and we haven’t seen any great performances this weekend,” the Coach told Football Italia.“I thought we above all didn’t keep our game under control, as we allowed Bologna to equalise twice from set plays. It should also be noted that Bologna played well and made life difficult, so we had to show character to win this.“Bologna look very motivated and caused us a lot more problems than other teams who faced us at the San Paolo this season.”At the midway stage, Napoli are nine points adrift of leaders Juventus.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“We’re on track, I’d say, with expectations. We had some good results that have only been watered down by an extraordinary Juventus run.“We should be optimistic, as we are closer to the top than we are fifth place. We did everything we could in the Champions League, but this team has not yet expressed its full potential. We can do more and we will improve.“It’s a healthy group with real professionals, so that makes my job easier. We changed a few things from last season and they adapted very well.“There are players like Simone Verdi, Piotr Zielinski, Arkadiusz Milik and Fabian Ruiz who still have more to prove and I expect them to reach another level.“Squad rotation is complicated if you have more than 20 outfield players. Right now, we have 21 and Vlad Chiriches is also coming back from injury.”last_img read more

DOT Details Shutdown Impact on Transportation

first_imgAs detailed by the Soy Transportation Coalition in the STC’s Washington Report this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation has detailed the impact of the federal government shutdown on its agencies. Among the potential impacts of the shutdown on the soybean supply chain are a 53 percent furlough in the staff of the Federal Railroad Administration, a 54 percent furlough in staff at the Maritime Administration, and a 98 percent furlough in staff at the Surface Transportation Board.last_img read more

Opposition braces for Chalo Assembly protest on July 25

first_imgHyderabad: Stepping up their opposition to the construction of new Secretariat and Assembly buildings, the opposition parties have given a call for Chalo Assembly protest on July 25 to press the government to withdraw its decision. According to opposition leaders, since the State is in huge debts, it cannot afford to waste thousands of crores public money for new constructions of new Secretriat and Assembly while the present structures are in good condition. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Former MP G Vivek, who is trying to muster the support of all parties and sections under “Prajaswamika Telangana” banner held a press meet here on Monday in which leaders from various political parties took part. Speaking on the occasion, Vivek stated that the Telangana government’s fresh decision was not only attracting criticism from within the State, but even in other States like Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra and people are expressing shock over the decision to demolish present constructions to build a new one. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us “What is the need to construct a new Secretariat and Assembly when you already have them. A new State which does not have such infrastructure can go for new constructions, but what is the need for our State,” he asked. Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Telangana is already in Rs 65,000 crore debts, then what is the need to construct new Secretariat and Assembly plunging the State into more debts, the former MP asked. He also asked the government to release a white paper on debts. Advertise With Us TJS chief Prof Kodandaram appealed to the people, irrespective of their political affiliations, to take part in the July 25 protest. “There is money to pay for government schemes or fill new posts in the government. Even loan waiver and farmers insurance is getting affected. At this juncture what is the need to construct a new Secretariat,” he asked. Congress working president Ponnam Prabhakar stated that Congress would support the protest call. Our party is already waging a legal fight on this issue, he said, lamenting that Telangana is witnessing an autocratic rule. T TDP and Telangana Forward Bloc also pledged their support to the Chalo Assembly call.last_img read more

DTAA with Mauritius Indian firms with high FII holding at risk says

first_imgThe amendment to the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with Mauritius that paves the way for gradually taxing long-term gains on investments routed through the African country does not augur well for 22 companies that have a high foreign institutional investor (FII) exposure.A report in the Economic Times said that 19 of the 22 BSE500 stocks in which FII holding is above 33 percent saw their prices decline by up to 4 percent during trading on Wednesday, though there was later-day recovery.The report added that investors based out of Mauritius had an exposure worth Rs. 3,78,460 crore to Indian equities at the end of March this year and accounted for about 20 percent of the overall FII exposure to Indian stocks.Some of the stocks with FII holding in excess of 33 percent include Just Dial, Strides, SKS Microfinance, ICICI Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, IndusInd Bank, IDFC and Info Edge, said ET.Tax implication between April 2017 and March 2019Mauritius-based entities will be subject to tax on long-term capital gains on investments made from April 1, 2017. For two financial years, they will be levied at half the rate currently applicable to Indian investors.The current rates for Indian investors are 15 percent on short-term capital gains (assets held for one year or less) of listed companies on payment of security transaction tax. Long-term capital gains are exempt from tax.On unlisted entities, the short-term capital gains are taxed at the Indian marginal tax rate while it is 20 percent on long-term capital gains (assets held for more than three years).The levy at half the current rate can be availed of by Mauritius-based entities only if they qualify the “main purpose test and bonafide business test.”Further, interest earned by Mauritian resident banks will be subject to withholding tax at the rate of 7.5 percent on debt claims or loans made after March 31, 2017. Income on claims in place prior to March 31, 2017 is explicitly exempted from tax, according to an update by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.Tax implication from April 1, 2019Long-term capital gains will be exempt while short-term capital gains will be subject to 15 percent tax. [1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Khaleda complains of govt attempt to manipulate her trial

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday told the court that the prime minister and her party leaders are trying to influence the judge by making comments on her under-trial cases.“Honourable court, where should I go then? I want to keep my confidence in the court,” she said placing her arguments in self-defence for about an hour.The former prime minister appeared in the court seeking bail in two in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases after the court had issued warrant for her arrest when she was in London.In her contention, Khaleda Zia cited an example and said, “A judge acquitted Tarique Rahman of a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Later, the judge, along with his family, had to flee the country.”In the make-shift court in Bakshibazar, the BNP chairperson also pointed out that it is not court premises “where you are sitting and disposing of the cases.”She recalled that during the caretaker government led by Fakhruddin Ahmed, backed by  army chief Moeen U Ahmed, a special court was set up in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban premises where trials of politicians and members of parliament were being conducted.Read More: Khaleda secures bail in two graft casesKhaleda mentioned that the current prime minister, Sheikh Hasina was accused of bribery in a case. However, she added, all cases were quashed once she formed the government.“(Despite such records), the prime minister, ministers and leaders of the ruling party are making reckless comments about sub-judice matters to influence the judge,” she observed.Khaleda Zia was granted bail by the special court, Dhaka, in the two cases. She returned home on Wednesday.last_img read more