Mourinho pays tribute to Zlatan

first_imgTransfers It’s sad when big players near the end – Mourinho pays tribute to Ibrahimovic Ryan Benson 22:11 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Getty Images Transfers Manchester United José Mourinho Zlatan Ibrahimović LA Galaxy v Los Angeles LA Galaxy MLS Manchester United v Swansea City Swansea City Premier League The Swede is closing in on his LA Galaxy debut and his former manager at Manchester United has issued a tribute to the striker Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of his presentation as an LA Galaxy player on Friday, saying it makes him “sad” when he sees the best players head towards the end of their careers.United confirmed Ibrahimovic had been released last Thursday amid speculation linking him with a move to Major League Soccer, ending his 20-month association with the club.The player and Galaxy announced their agreement a day later, with Ibrahimovic to attend his first training session on Friday before a media conference. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ibrahimovic was a leading star at Old Trafford last season, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances, helping United to an EFL Cup and Europa League double, but in the quarter-final of the latter against Anderlecht the Swede suffered ligament damage to his right knee and saw his campaign ended early.Although he was handed a new deal in August, Ibrahimovic only went on to play another seven games and Mourinho finds it upsetting when the best players enter their twilight years.”For me, it’s always sad when the big players go in the direction of the end,” said Mourinho.”I remember, for example, Luis Figo’s last match with me and Inter, and I always remember it as one of my saddest moments.”I feel sorry when the big ones finish or go to the last period of their careers. So, for me, Zlatan’s goodbye moment was more in this direction.”He was a top player that Europe loses forever now, because he won’t be back to this level, but it’s fantastic for him, a fantastic way to go.”He won’t be going from a player to an ex-player. It’ll be very good for him, this period with Galaxy, these couple of years will be very good for him and American football.”What he can do, teach, attract, his personality, passion for football. His professionalism, too, he’s always had since his recovery. It was an example of what a professional should be.”That’s what MLS and US as a football country is going to get. What’s more, what Zlatan is going to get will be just a way for him to enjoy the last couple of years of his football.”United host Swansea City on Saturday in a match that will be their first following the international break which, aside from an injury to Sergio Romero, Mourinho is grateful for.”Romero is injured and I think he will be for a few weeks,” he added. “In the end he was lucky because it was strong contact and will take a little while to recover from.The boss also confirms Sergio Romero and Daley Blind are the only members of the first-team squad unavailable for Saturday’s clash with Swansea. #MUFC — Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 30, 2018 “Ashley Young had a problem in the last part of the game against Italy, but we think there is a chance for him to recover and Daley Blind has come back from his treatment in the Netherlands.”He started training with us in the last few days and he’s the only one not available.”We’ve recovered all the other problems we had, like Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, who of course played with Argentina. The picture improved a lot in that aspect.”last_img read more

New Lincoln Riley Contract Details Have Been Revealed

first_img Riley will earn $6 million in 2019. The amount increases by $150,000 over the next four years and includes a $1 million bonus if he remains as the Sooners head coach on April 1, 2021 (which would fall before the third season of the contract).Riley’s annual base salary is $325,000, and the majority of his multi-million dollar salary is paid from unrestricted private funds and/or outside athletics-related income.Obviously, one of the most important factors from OU and the Sooners fans’ perspective, is how this impacts the program’s ability to retain Riley if and when the NFL comes calling. Just a few years into his head coaching career, and Riley has already been floated as a major target of the league.If he were to leave after this season, it would come with a hefty price tag for his new employer.The contract specifies the coach would be responsible to pay OU 22.5 percent (about $4.6 million) of the remaining guaranteed compensation. The amount drops about $1 million each year. On March 16, 2022, the amount will be waived by OU.Other notes:Oklahoma retains royalty-free rights to use Riley’s name and likeness, in perpetuity.Riley receives a $700,000 bonus every June 1, as long as he remains Sooners head coach.He will receive $50,000 per Big 12 Championship appearance, and $100,000 per win.He will receive $400,000 for a national title, $200,000 for a national championship game appearance, $150,000 for a CFP berth, $100,000 for a New Year’s Six Bowl appearance, and $50,000 for a top five finish in the CFP rankings.If Oklahoma graduates 100-percent of its players, Riley receives $125,000. That scales down to $30,000 for a 65-percent graduation rate.More details from this lucrative contract are available at the Tulsa World. Lincoln Riley watching his players warm up before an Oklahoma football game.NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 27: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners watches warm ups before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Kansas State 51-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)After another run to the College Football Playoff, Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma came to an agreement on yet another contract extension. The details of that January move are now public.The new deal bumps Riley’s total salary up to $6 million, an OU record $1.2 million raise from 2018. Riley was the 16th highest paid coach in FBS football last year. This year’s salary would be the ninth highest in the country, based on 2018 numbers.The raise also puts him ahead of the highest salary that his predecessor ever receiver. Bob Stoops topped out at $5.55 million in his final year with the Sooners.Via an open records request, the Tulsa World received the 15-page contract agreement between Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma.The full deal runs through 2023, and is worth $32.5 million.last_img read more

Excited to lead India in Olympic Test event: Harmanpreet

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service BengaluruAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 14:36 IST Harmanpreet Singh said Indian team will be leaving for Japan with an intent to win the tournament. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSOn being named the captain of the team, Harmanpreet feels he is ready for the new challengeHarmanpreet said the team will be leaving for Japan with an intent to win the tournament Harmanpreet Singh debuted for the Indian team in May 2015 against Japan during a Test Series in BhubaneswarHaving debuted for the Indian team in May 2015 against Japan during a Test Series in Bhubaneswar, Harmanpreet Singh has come a long way in the Indian men’s hockey team and has gained a repute of being a reliable drag-flicker, defender in the current squad.On being named the captain of the team for the Olympic Test Event in Japan where India will take on nemesis Malaysia, New Zealand and hosts Japan starting August 17, Harmanpreet, 23, feels he is ready for the new challenge.”When I was told that I would be leading the team, it was a pleasant surprise. It is an honour and a big responsibility. I am excited and looking forward to the challenge,” said the ace Indian drag-flicker who was part of the India colts that won the FIH Junior Men’s World Cup in 2016.Harmanpreet said the team will be leaving for Japan with an intent to win the tournament. “Malaysia, Japan and New Zealand are good teams to play against and see where we stand as a unit ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers. Malaysia recently beat Germany in a match and Japan too are doing well while New Zealand is coming into the event with good exposure from the FIH Pro League.””In the absence of senior players who are rested, it is important we step-up our game. We are well-prepared, having attended a special goalkeepers camp and defenders camp. We will be playing every match with the intent to win,” he stated.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Indian hockey captainFollow Harmanpreet Singh Excited to lead India in Olympic Test event: HarmanpreetOn being named the captain of the team for the Olympic Test Event in Japan where India will take on nemesis Malaysia, New Zealand and hosts Japan starting August 17, Harmanpreet, 23, feels he is ready for the new challengeadvertisementlast_img read more

Progress Continues on 10year Plan

first_img university presidents are working to improve the role of post-secondary institutions as incubators for innovation and entrepreneurship more sandboxes, places where entrepreneurs can experiment with new ideas and access mentors, investors and other support, are helping entrepreneurs hone their skills several sectors are working together to expand capacity to incubate startups private-sector business leaders are advocating for Nova Scotia immigration priorities at the national level industries like the fishery are working to expand into Asia innovations in tidal power and forestry are being sought, and planning for an Ocean Innovation Centre is taking place partnerships and programs are helping youth and newcomers transition into 21st century workplaces and feel more included groups such as think-tanks, students, business networks and community groups are discussing issues and generating ideas new investment funds, including a new $50-million private equity fund, are available for Nova Scotia small and media-sized businesses seeking opportunities in Asia One year after The Report on Building our New Economy was released to Nova Scotians, the One Nova Scotia Coalition is making headway on the 10-year plan it was tasked to create by this December. It is also identifying, endorsing and supporting opportunities for sectors to come together and begin taking action. Some examples are: “As we travel around the province and speak with people, I see how deeply Nova Scotians care about our province and I am optimistic,” said Rankin MacSween, coalition member and president, New Dawn Enterprises Ltd. “We have never been better positioned to undertake the kind of transformation that will give our kids a real chance at staying here. Now is the time to embrace the role we each play in building a better future.” In addition to supplying ideas, skills, networks and funding, groups are also coming together to take action and encourage change. “Pictou County 2020 was born because we wanted someone to do something,” said Jaime Smith, who co-founded the group with Janice Fraser, Nancy MacConnell-Maxner, Sally O’Neill and Susan MacConnell. “It didn’t take long before we realized that we were that someone, so we started looking for ways to create meaningful change.” Pictou 2020 has hosted community discussions to encourage new leaders and projects. In the private sector, businesses are accelerating plans, and looking for ways to expand their markets or increase innovation or diversity. “We want to create an environment where entrepreneurs and access to global markets can grow because we believe One Nova Scotia is us,” said Jim Lutes, managing partner, Ernst and Young. “We’re locating one of only two of our Centres for Advanced Analytics here because the quality of our people is a world-class resource.” Nova Scotia’s economic and demographic challenges require a broad, collective and sustained effort. “Since 1934, there have been at least 10 reports identifying similar problems. We need to try something different this time,” said Henry Demone, coalition member and CEO, High Liner Foods Inc. “More communities and sectors need to galvanize. But more than that, we need to continue to examine any attitudes and behaviours that may be holding us back.” The coalition meets Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Millbrook to discuss workforce participation. Chief Bob Gloade of Millbrook First Nation, Mike Wyse, CEO of the Black Business Initiative, and Bob Bennett, executive director of Summer Street Industries, will share thoughts on how to assess and remove barriers and achieve One Nova Scotia workforce participation goals. An update to Nova Scotians and fact sheets are available at .last_img read more

Tens of millions hit by Indonesia power blackout

first_imgJakarta: Tens of millions of people on Indonesia’s heavily populated Java island were affected by a widespread electricity outage Sunday after disruptions at several power plants, the state utility PLN said. The shutdown hit parts of the sprawling capital Jakarta — home to some 30 million people — and forced the temporary closure of its new mass rapid transit system. Passengers were safely evacuated from several MRT carriages when the power went out, according to the system’s operator, while the city’s commuter trains were also impacted. The blackout — which began around noon local time (0500 GMT) and was expected to last until later Sunday — caused sporadic disruptions in mobile phone services and cash machines, while some apartment buildings were left in the dark.last_img read more

Mushtaq Ali Trophy Ktaka Maha set up title clash Mumbai bow out

first_imgIndore: Maharashtra and Karnataka set up the title clash in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after posting win in their last respective Super League matches Tuesday, while Mumbai bowed out of the premier domestic T20 tournament despite trouncing Uttar Pradesh. Mumbai defeated Uttar Pradesh by 46 runs in their last Super League Group B game, but that was not enough for them to find a place in the finals. From Group B, it was Karnataka, who made it to the summit clash after defeating Vidarbha by six wickets. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherWith this win, Karnataka remained unbeaten in the Super League stage and topped the table with 16 points. From the Super League Group A, Maharashtra stormed into the finals after winning all their four games. They topped the table with 16 points. The final of the domestic T20 championship will be played at the Holkar Stadium here on March 14. With the two finalists decided now, the Gujarat versus Bengal final Group A Super League match has been reduced to a ‘dead rubber’. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenAs per the format this time, the final is to be played between the two teams who top their respective group in terms of points at the Super League stage. Karnataka restricted Vidarbha to a modest 138/7 with pacer R Vinay Kumar (2-27) leading from the front. Later, skipper Manish Pandey struck a fluent unbeaten 49 to guide his side home. Pandey hammered three fours and two sixes in his 35-ball knock. Opener Rohan Kadam (39) and Karun Nair (24) also chipped in with valueable knocks. On the other hand, Maharashtra dished out a clinical show to beat Railways by 21 runs. Maharashtra, coached by Surendra Bhave, posted a competitive 177/5 with wicketkeeper Nikhil Naik scoring an unbeaten 95. Naushad Shaikh also played his part to perfection with a gritty 59. Maharashtra bowlers, led by left-arm medium pacer Samad Fallah (3-37), then shot out Railways for 156 to maintain their unbeaten run in the Super League stage. Earlier in the day, put into bat, Mumbai posted a massive 183/7 with Siddhesh Lad top scoring with 62 off just 44 balls. After losing opener Jay Bista (0) on the first ball, Lad and Eknath Kerkar (46 off 36 balls) stitched a 96-run stand for the second wicket to lay the foundation for a big total. Then skipper Shreyas Iyer (43 off 27 balls) played his usual attacking game and when he departed Mumbai had crossed the 175-run mark. For UP, who were out of the reckoning for a berth in the finals before the match, captain Ankit Rajpoot (3-47) was the pick of the bowlers.last_img read more

Mentally Disturbed Knifeman Stabs Worshipper in Casablanca Mosque

Rabat- Strangely similar to the May 4 incident at Rabat’s Hassan Mosque, a man who displayed signs of mental disorder attacked a random worshipper at a Casablanca mosque on Wednesday.  The National Criminal Police Brigade in Ain Chok, Casablanca, arrested a mentally disturbed individual who had stabbed a man at “Al Hamd” Mosque, as reported by the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN). The same source explained that the disturbed attacker stabbed his victim in the abdomen with a kitchen knife “for no obvious reason.” The victim was immediately taken to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile the aggressor was taken into custody, undergoing investigation.The incident is similar to an earlier attack this month, when a confirmed mentally deranged man attacked an imam in the middle of Friday prayer inside Hassan Mosque in Rabat. The attacker was later revealed to be 29 years old and was verified as mentally ill following a hospital examination, as DGSN concluded.Although no injuries were recorded in the Rabat attack, the incident sparked nationwide shock and outrage since it took place within a sacred space.Today’s attack also coincided with the day prior to the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Morocco and in several other Muslim countries, Thursday, May 17. read more

Nepal UN calls for murderers of media owner to be brought to

Jamim Shah, head of satellite TV station Channel Nepal and cable TV company Space Time Network, was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle on a major thoroughfare in Katmandu, the capital, on 7 February, and his driver Mathuraman Malakar was seriously injured.The largest privately-owned media organization in Nepal, the Kantipur Group, said its managing director and the editors of its two dailies, Kantipur and the Kathmandu Post, have received threats by telephone and email to stop coverage of the killing. Similar threats are reported to have been received by the group that publishes the daily Himalayan Times and a sister publication in Nepali, the Annapurna Post.“I condemn the murder of Jamim Shah,” UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova said. “Mr. Shah was a key player in the development of television in Nepal which, like every country, relies on media pluralism to foster free and informed debate.“I am also deeply concerned about threats to journalists reporting on his death. I trust that the Nepalese authorities’ investigation into this crime will be successful and that those seeking to intimidate the media will be brought to justice.”Similar concern was voiced yesterday by the Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Richard Bennett.The independent Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports that at least 13 journalists have been murdered in Nepal over the past decade.Throughout the years UNESCO has repeatedly drawn world attention to the murder of journalists and other media workers, warning of the serious consequences such crimes entail for democracy and the fight against crime and other abuses. 16 February 2010The murderers of a Nepalese media operator and those issuing death threats against journalists covering his death must be brought to justice in the interests of the media pluralism essential for free and informed debate, the United Nations agency entrusted with defending press freedom said today. read more

Quebecor buys back stake from Caisse in 15billion deal

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc. says it is taking advantage of low interest rates to buy back a substantial interest in its operating arm from the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec in a transaction valued at $1.5 billion.Under the deal, which involves the buyback of some 30.5 million shares, the Caisse’s interest in Quebecor Media Inc. is being reduced to 24.6% from 45.3%.Quebecor Inc. will increase its holdings in QMI to more than 75% from less than 55%.[np-related /]Under the deal, Quebecor Inc. will buy back some 20.3 million shares of QMI held by the Caisse for an aggregate purchase price of $1 billion, payable in cash.It intends to access financial markets to pay for the shares.Quebecor will buy back an additional 10.2 million shares by issuing to the Caisse $500 million in subordinated convertible debentures, which are convertible into Quebecor Inc. class B subordinate shares.“Our intention was to take advantage of the window of opportunity created by the favourable conditions on the debt markets to increase our interest in Quebecor Media,” president and CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau said in a statement.“We believe in the company’s future. Repurchasing a portion of the Caisse’s investment, while we continue our partnership, will allow us to benefit from the company’s expected growth over the next few years.”Caisse president and CEO Michael Sabia said the Caisse is also “convinced of Quebecor Media’s potential to create value.”“For this reason, we are retaining a substantial stake in the company. In our view, the conditions are right to rebalance our portfolio by divesting a part of the major position we held in the media and telecom sector.”Quebecor Media, the company behind Sun Media Corp, Videotron and others, is today one of Quebec’s top five private employers. It has more than 12,000 employees in the province and an annual payroll in excess of $600 million. read more

State Christmas festival to be held in Trincomalee

The State Christmas festival will be held in Trincomalee this year, the Government information department said.A Proposal made by the Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunge to hold the State Christmas festival under the theme “Christmas is the origin of love” within the area of Roman Catholic Diocese of Trincomalee, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Asda pulls diet ready meals from shelves after Slimming World dispute

first_imgThe spokesperson said: “Although we repeatedly asked Asda to give us a more detailed breakdown of the ingredients used so that we could make an accurate assessment, they would not supply those details. “[So] we were unable to confirm whether or not the meals would be designated as Free Food on Slimming World’s healthy eating plan.”It’s always been our view that Asda were misusing our trademarks to promote the range, trading on the back of our much-loved and respected name and reputation, regardless of whether the meals count as Free Food on our healthy eating plan.”The spokesperson added: “It’s never been our intention to prevent Asda from selling healthy meals that help people lose weight – our concern has been about our trademarks, and we hope that Asda will be able to relaunch the range without relying on Slimming World’s trademarks or name.A chicken tikka masala, a cottage pie and a Thai green curry were just some of the meals pulled from the shelves on Sunday morning.An Asda spokesperson said the meal packs included a statement informing customers that the range was not endorsed by Slimming World.The spokesperson added: “We take great pride in the integrity of the claims we make about our products. “Recent information has come to light indicating that the method used by Slimming World to assess whether a ready-meal is free or not, surprisingly, is partly subjective and involves more than simply making food with free ingredients.“Slimzone was always intended to bring more choice and lower prices to customers shopping for healthy frozen ready meals but because of this new information, we have chosen to remove the range while we consider the best option for our customers.” Supermarket giant Asda has pulled a range of diet ready meals from its shelves after facing legal action from Slimming World.The supermarket chain launched their own-brand Slimzone meals in January, stating on packaging the meals were “free to enjoy following the Slimming World Extra Easy plan”.But Slimming World sought an injunction over the use of their trademark on the 12 meals, claiming the company had not supplied enough information on ingredients used.At £2.50 each, the meals were 50p cheaper than Slimming World’s own brand meals in Iceland.The weight loss company had not endorsed or tested the product and it is understood Asda did not communicate with Slimming World before the range was brought to the shelves.Slimming World, which boasts of over one million members, uses values called Syns to help its members lose weight.Asda said Slimzone ready meals included ingredients which were classed as “Syn free” in the Slimming World diet plan. 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. But the weight loss giant claimed they could not given an accurate value for the Slimzone meals, because the supermarket had not provided enough details on their ingredients.In February Slimming World announced they had taken legal action against the supermarket to remove their trademarks from the range.They claimed the supermarket was “trading on the back” of Slimming World’s reputation and using their name “unlawfully”.On Sunday Asda announced they had pulled all twelve meals from their 600 stores.A Slimming World spokesperson said the products were withdrawn shortly before a court hearing was due to take place.last_img read more

Poland or Serbia at the Olympics Valero Rivera We always play to

After the game with Algeria where Spain is assured to travel to the Olympic Games in London 2012, Valero Rivera was asked more about the upcoming game against Poland, as it will decide whether Poland or Serbia are going to the Olympic Games.“We always play to win, and we will 100% tomorrow as well” – said Rivera. Serbia needs to beat Algeria with at least 4 goals, and hope Spain beats Poland if they want to have games in summer. Otherwise, Poland will be going to the Olympics. ← Previous Story Hungary, Sweden, Croatia, Iceland, Spain at the Olympic Games!!! Next Story → Serbia at the Olympics! Spain easily beats Poland

LiPad 3 est sorti

first_imgL’iPad 3 est sorti !La troisième version de la fameuse tablette Apple est en vente en France depuis ce matin. L’évémenent médiatique ne se borne pas à l’hexagone puisque la sortie est simultanée en Australie, au Japon, à Singapour, en France, en Allemagne, en Suisse, au Royaume-Uni, aux États-Unis, au Canada, et à Hong Kong. À peine une semaine après son annonce à San Francisco le 7 mars, l’iPad  3, son écran haute résolution et son appareil photo 5 mégapixels sont en ventes. Les approvisionnements sont limités et des ruptures de stock rapides sont à prévoir. Les réservations étaient possibles depuis le 7 mars, mais le délai de livraison affiché était de 2 à 3 semaines ! Les fans préféreront donc se ruer sur leur revendeur le plus proche.Le prix reste le même, les coloris aussi (blanc ou noir) ainsi que les versions (16, 32 et 64 GB pour des prix entre 489 et 814 euros.)Pour les versions 3G, orange et SFR proposent déjà une version 16 GB entre 249 (SFR) et 299 euros (Orange), assortie d’un forfait à 30 euros sur 24 mois chez l’opérateur historique (1 Go de data et wifi orange illimité, ou deux offres principales chez son concurrent : une à 30 euros (1Go de data) et l’autre à 42 euros (3 Go de données).Pour les Français, les deux principales améliorations sont l’écran Rétina, avec une résolution démente, une nouvelle puce surpuissante (A5X à quatre coeurs), une caméra également fortement améliorée, et une capacité d’enregistrement en vraie HD.  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les américains ont un autre gros plus : l’iPad 3 peut fonctionner en 4G. Ce réseau fournit une connexion à internet beaucoup plus rapide que la 3G utilisée actuellement en France… Malheureusement, notre pays n’est pas encore équipé de cette technologie. Et même si ce sera le cas à partir de l’année prochaine, des normes différentes empêcheront les iPad 3 de capter la 4G française…L’action Apple a bondi  (lien non disponible)au-dessus de la barre des 600 dollars pour la première fois. Le titre a gagné 73 % sur un an et des analystes de Morgan Stanley ont estimé mardi qu’il pourrait grimper à court terme à 720 dollars, voire 960 dollars dans le meilleur des cas. D’après une étude publiée de Strategy Analytics, Apple détenait encore 58 % du marché des tablettes en volume au quatrième trimestre 2011.Le 16 mars 2012 à 13:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Trafic divoire la Thaïlande veut mettre fin au commerce illégal

first_imgTrafic d’ivoire : la Thaïlande veut mettre fin au commerce illégalDimanche, la Thaïlande a promis qu’elle ferait en sorte de lutter plus intensément contre le trafic d’ivoire, notamment en protégeant davantage les éléphants.Alors qu’a débuté la réunion de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces menacées (Cites), la Thaïlande a déjà fait part d’un engagement de taille. Dimanche, elle a promis qu’elle allait faire plus pour protéger les éléphants et lutter contre le trafic d’ivoire. La conférence accorde en effet une grande importance aux éléphants, aux rhinocéros ainsi qu’aux requins, des animaux qui sont aujourd’hui décimés en raison de l’attrait pour certaines parties de leurs corps.Dans sa déclaration, la Première ministre thaïlandaise Yingluck Shinawatra a insisté sur son attachement aux éléphants, des animaux très importants pour la culture de son pays : “Personne ne s’inquiète plus des éléphants que les Thaïlandais”, a-t-elle souligné citée par l’AFP. “Malheureusement, beaucoup utilisent la Thaïlande comme pays de transit dans le trafic international d’ivoire”, a reconnu Yingluck. En effet, la Thaïlande est accusée d’être une plaque tournante du trafic d’espèces protégées en tous genres, d’autant que le commerce de l’ivoire de ses éléphants domestiques y a été autorisé. Cette autorisation met à mal l’ensemble de la lutte mondiale contre le trafic puisqu’elle permet aux trafiquants d’écouler leur marchandise africaine, illégale celle-là. Du blanchiment d’ivoire sale en quelque sorte. Pour faire face, la Première ministre a donc annoncé que le gouvernement thaïlandais allait “amender la législation nationale dans l’objectif de mettre un terme au commerce d’ivoire et être en accord avec les normes internationales”. Un inventaire des magasins vendeurs d’ivoire À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette déclaration a aussitôt été saluée par le Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF), qui s’est dit ravi de cette promesse. Néanmoins, la Fondation a réclamé un calendrier pour cette interdiction.Cette déclaration a été tempérée quelques heures plus tard par un porte-parole du gouvernement qui a assuré que la ministre ne parlait pas du commerce légal. “Yingluck voulait dire que la Thaïlande prendra encore plus au sérieux le commerce illégal de l’ivoire”, a ainsi déclaré Tosaporn Sereerak à l’AFP. Le ministre de l’Environnement a pour sa part indiqué que les autorités feraient un inventaire des magasins vendant de l’ivoire.Le 4 mars 2013 à 13:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Woman who accused BJP MLA of rape hit by truck critical

first_imgKanpur: The Unnao woman who accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of raping her, was critically injured on Sunday when her car was hit by a truck in Rae Bareli. The victim was accompanied by her aunt and lawyer Mahendra Singh, both of whom died in the accident. The woman has been rushed to a Lucknow hospital. The woman was on her way to meet her uncle Mahesh Singh, who is lodged in Rae Bareli jail. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us The woman has alleged that she was raped by the BJP MLA at his residence in June 2017. Her father was booked by the police for illegal possession of firearms and put in jail in April 2018 after her family filed a case against the BJP MLA. The woman, who was a teenager then, attempted self-immolation in front of the chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence on April 8 alleging inaction on the part of police in filing a case against the BJP member. Her father died the day after, hours after he collapsed in prison, where he had been detained, of injuries he allegedly sustained after being beaten up by the MLA’s men. BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar, along with his brother Atul Singh, is in jail since 2018.last_img read more

Weather man warns of heavy rains

first_imgSangareddy: In a warning to Telangana, the Met department said on Monday that heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur on August 6 and 7 at isolated pIaces across Telangana, as a low pressure area has formed over north Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over the Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining north Bay and Bangladesh. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us The department bulletin said the associated cyclonic circulation is likely to become more marked during next 48 hours. The trough from south Gujarat runs up to the cyclonic circulation associated with the low pressure area over north Bay and its neighbourhood across north Maharashtra, South Chhattisgarh and south Odisha. Meanwhile, with the Southwest Monsoon turning weak over Telangana during the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Monday, rain occurred at a few places, according to the Met department. The chief amounts of rainfall (in cm) were: Peddemul (Vikarabad district) 3, Narayankhed, Kohir, Munipalli (all in Sangareddy), Papannapet (Medak), and Vikarabad 2 each. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us There was one cm rain each in Mominpet, Bomraspeta, Medak, Nawabpet, Regode, Raikode, Tandur, Marpalle, Dindigul, Narsapur, Tekmal, Alladurg and Gajwel. According to the forecast, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are very likely to occur at most places across Telangana from August 6 to 9. No large change during the period August 10-12 is the weather outlook.last_img read more

Me Too Tanushree Dutta questions Ajay Devgn for not removing Alok Nath

first_imgTanushree DuttaANIActress Tanushree Dutta, who gave a huge push to the Me Too Movement in India when she complained about being sexually harassed by actor Nana Patekar on the sets of the 2008 film Horn Ok Pleassss, had been silent for a while after the huge controversy created out of her confession. The actress has resurfaced and has now questioned actor-producer Ajay Devgn for not removing rape accused actor Alok Nath from his film De De Pyar De. Tanushree Dutta, in a detailed statement where she seems very angry, has questioned Ajay Devgn for not replacing Alok Nath. She wonders why “Bollywood not only love to support such creepy individuals” but also give weird answers when questioned. She calls these Bollywood actors and actresses as “fake heroes” and “even faker rag doll heroines”.It may be recalled that Nana Patekar was removed from the film Housefull 4 after Tanushree Dutta’s accusation. In fact, more skeletons tumbled out of the Bollywood closet after Tanushree’s honest confession, as women got the courage to speak up. Writer-producer Vinta Nanda accused Alok Nath of raping her when they were working together on the popular television show Tara. She later filed a police complaint.Alok Nath had been sent a legal notic by Cine And TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) and Indian Film And Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), but the actor ended up getting work in a small film. Now, eyebrows are being raised for him being hired for Ajay Devgn’s film De De Pyar De.Read Tanushree Dutta’s full statement against Ajay Devgn and Alok Nath here:Tinsel town is full of liars,showoffs and spineless hypocrites. And it seems by a large public consensus that the sign post is pointing currently at Ajay Devgan. During the #metoo movement in India the actor had tweeted and sworn never to work with those accused and now in a surprising and convenient turn of events is Working with rape and harrassment accused Alok Nath and supporting him make a comeback to Bollywood. Doesn’t this prove yet again that your big Bollywood heroes are truly zeroes! Overrated actors and human beings who have created a clout by clever PR machinery and carefull manipulation of public sentiments,old stuffy morons who cant tell the difference between what’s right and wrong and what is the need of the hour!So would it be so difficult to just edit out Alok Naths portions in the film and hire someone else and reshoot those bits even before the film promotions started?? Nobody even knew before the posters and trailers that Alok Nath is in the film so if Ajay Devgan and the makers wanted they could have just quietly replaced him and re-shot his portions (which is barely 10-15 days for character actors in bollywood)and given Vinta Nanda the respect she deserves as well as several other women who were troubled by this guy but No! they had to keep the alleged rapist in their film and rub it on not only Vinta’s but on all our faces as a show of solidarity with all rapists,molesters and harassers of Bollywood and an even greater show of arrogance and defiance against all things morally and conscientiously right.It’s time India wakes up and stops worshiping these morally bankrupt actors,directors,producers and others who clearly put on a facade of being family men just to promote their careers that they build on the tears of women like Vinta and others whom they silence using their muscle power.If you dig deep you will find skeletons in their closets so horrendous that it will totally makes sense why they would stand supporting the accused rapists, harassers and abusers and why their conscience doesn’t prick them while doing so and why they give evasive answers when questioned.Birds of a feather always flock together and that’s why perhaps it doesn’t bother some of these people to work with a guy who has been accused by several women of horrendous behaviour and that’s why there’s always an excuse.The law and order in India has always been skewed against the victims of sexual crimes and that’s why the criminals have always been out on bail,the burden of proof always on the poor woman and hence justice in court has been a far fetched dream mostly apart from very few exceptions that too after years perhaps. But now we know that even the bigwigs of Bollywood not only love to support such creepy individuals but when u question them they give wierd answers!The disgrace is not in the question or the topic but in your own conscience and soul!!You are the disgrace!I hope and pray that someday Bollywood can be free of such lowlifes enjoying the adulation of millions but socially so irresponsible.We need to have real heroes and heroines in Bollywood,real men and women who stand up for the dignity of helpless folks,be living examples of compassion,goodwill and heroism and make a real impact in the nation by using their power and position to help rather than derail movements such as #metoo and other causes and lead by example.Till then no option but to put up with these fake heroes and their even faker rag doll heroines!! -Tanushree Dutta.Housefull 4 director Sajid Khan was also removed from his position after being accused of sexual harassment by an assistant director, while director Vikas Bahl’s involvement in a sex abuse case led to the dissolution of Phantom Films. Many more people from the television and film industry, as also the stand-up comedy industry, had to step down from their positions in an unprecedented movement in India, which seems to have slowed down now.Tanushree Dutta had filed a police complaint against Nana Patekar and had also got support from Maneka Gandhi. Police had taken a written complaint from Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui, director Rakesh Sarang and the party workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for creating a ruckus on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleassss. Nana Patekar had in turn filed a legal case against Tanushree Dutta, denying all allegations of misbehaviour.last_img read more

WATCH Hubli cop wields his lathi as a flute video goes viral

first_imgTwitter screenshotIn a first-of-its-kind feat, a head constable from Hubli-Dharwad Police transformed his fiber lathi into a flute. A video shared on Twitter has now gone viral.Bhaskar Rao, IPS, the Additional Director General of Police (KSRP), had shared the video of Chandrakant Hutgi playing his ‘lathi-flute’, appreciating him on Tuesday. Chandrakant Hutgi, Head Constable from Hubli Rural Police station has converted his Deadly Fiber Lathi into a Musical Instrument… we are proud of him…— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) May 28, 2019 Chandrakant Hutgi is currently deployed to execute court warrants.While music produced out of waste materials, like Dharavi’s rag-picking children producing melodies out of the trash they collect and vegetables, like an eight-foot-long bottle gourd that can produce music, had earlier gained traction, Hutgi’s use of his lathi is a perfect example for frugal innovation in India. The move of haring Hutgi’s work by ADG Bhaskar Rao, IPS was praised by many, as not many senior police officers show interest in promoting and appreciating the non-police work of the hidden stars in the force.last_img read more

Time running out for DHFL as the lender needs Rs 3000 crore

first_imgThe crisis in the Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) is threatening to draw in the whole mutual fund industry as about 160 MFs have exposure to the tainted DHFL papers, reports say.The deposit-taking housing finance company, Dewan Housing Finance Corp. Ltd (DHFL), needs immediate equity funds between ₹2,500 crore and ₹3,000 crore to continue its operation, financial daily Mint has reported. Last week, in its quarterly result announcement, the mortgage lender declared a quarterly loss of ₹2,224 crore. DHFL said that the National Housing Bank, which is currently the regulating authority of housing finance sector, had partially reaffirmed its capital adequacy ratio (CAR) for the financial year 2018-19 at 10.24%. But shockingly, this value is lower than its own assessment of 15.29% and even the regulatory minimum of 12%. However, DHFL argued that the housing finance regulator’s observation is not accurate.It is to be noted that CAR is a measurement of a bank’s available capital expressed as a percentage of a bank’s risk-weighted credit exposures. CAR is used to protect depositors and promote the stability and efficiency of financial systems around the world.DHFL’s survival is hanging on a thin thread and it desperately needs additional capital inflows. Lenders, especially banks, are showing their reluctance to give fresh loans unless DHLF secure fresh funds. “According to assessments by potential investors, DHFL will need anywhere between ₹2,500 crore and ₹3,000 crore in fresh equity immediately to meet capital adequacy requirements,” said one of the sources. Amid the crisis in the non-banking sector, DHFL has been worst hit by cash crunch triggered by defaults at Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS). A woman walks past a signboard of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. (DHFL) outside its office on the outskirts of Mumbai, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File PhotoThe beleaguered company is looking for a strategic investor to buy stakes. PE firms Oaktree Capital, Cerberus Capital and AION Capital have already submitted non-binding offers. “Many investors have sought assurances from DHFL’s lenders that they would infuse fresh loans into the company after the infusion of equity,” the source added.The shares of DHFL reacted sharply to a quarterly announcement made by the company on Saturday. After hovering at around ₹61.65 on BSE during the initial hours of trade, DHFL shares tanked 32% to their lowest in a decade. The price corrected marginally later on and ended at ₹48.50. Assuring all possible cooperation to all the stakeholders, DHFL, in its stock exchange filing, said that it was “closely working with the stakeholders/creditors to ensure that there is a comprehensive resolution, without any haircut to the lenders, as has been speculated by few sections of the media”.last_img read more

Meeting for Team India head coach begins Ravi Shastri holds massive advantage

first_imgAs the newly appointed Cricket Advisory Committee gets all set to pick the new head coach of Team India, the incumbent Ravi Shastri is the favourite to continue in the role. As per reports, the CAC may find it very difficult to ignore Ravi Shastri’s credentials and also the fact that he got the endorsement of captain Virat Kohli.As far as the CV is concerned, the Indian team had mixed results under his tenure, but the team has been largely successful and this should tip the scales in his favour. Yes, the side did falter in England and South Africa, but they were largely consistent and now, with the players at their disposal, there is no reason why the side should not be a formidable force in the upcoming season.Some points to be discussed File photo of India head coach Ravi Shastri (R) with captain Kohli (L).BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty ImagesHowever, there are a few points which will be up for discussion: First, India’s struggles in the overseas conditions where the Indian batting struggled and also, the fact that despite the constant vacuum in the number 4 position, there was not a permanent solution for the role and this was one of the reasons why India were knocked out of the World Cup in the semi-finals. What goes in Shastri’s favour is that the bowlers have been fantastic under his tenure and with the World Test Championship on and with the T20 World Cup slated to be held next year, the CAC would be keen to hear and pay attention to Ravi Shastri’s roadmap for the same.We now take a look at the bare numbers and these are quite interesting – as head coach of the current team, the tenure of which started in July 2017, India have won 13 out of the 21 Tests under his watch. Also, they have won 25 out of 36 matches in T20Is and in One Day Internationals, the side has won 43 out of 60 matches. File photo: Ravi Shastri (left) and Vira Kohli during a training session.Reuters”The CAC hasn’t contacted me yet. If they want my opinion, I’ll go and speak to them. With Ravi Bhai, we share a great camaraderie, and will definitely be very happy if he continues. But I haven’t been contacted so far,” Indian captain Virat Kohli said before the team departed for the West Indies tour.The other big names shortlisted include former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody and former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson. Also in the fray are Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh – two people who were part of India’s management when they won the 2007 World T20. Also, former West Indies and Afghanistan head coach Phil Simmons is one of the candidates shortlisted for the job.last_img read more