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BJP blames SKM for backing out of pre-poll alliance in Sikkim

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit out at the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha for backing out of the alliance between the two parties for inexplicable reasons a few days after making a firm commitment on the issue.“We were ready to accommodate most of the demands by the SKM leadership to sew up an alliance for the Sikkim Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, but the P.S. Golay-led party chickened out at the last minute without giving any reasons,” a senior BJP leader, who was involved in talks with the SKM leadership, said.He added that the withdrawal has embarrassed the BJP as it had gone public about it on a commitment given by Mr. Golay himself following a meeting with BJP’s Northeast and Sikkim in-charge Ram Madhav in Delhi in the first week of March this year. Ruing at the missed opportunity to oust the 25-year-old Sikkim Democratic Front government from power, he said that the SKM will be held “squarely responsible” if Pawan Kumar Chamling returns to power for a sixth term in the State. The BJP leader said that his party was undaunted by the setback. He said that the BJP has put candidates on 12 Assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat with an aim to open its account at the hustings. Elections to the 32-Assembly seat as well as the Lok Sabha constituency in Sikkim will be held simultaneously on April 11. The SKM and the SDF are contesting on all the 32 Assembly seats.last_img read more

Title race ‘definitely’ not over, Pep tells Mourinho

first_imgManchester City Premier League title race ‘definitely’ not over, Guardiola tells Mourinho Dom Farrell 23:07 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) PepGuardiola - cropped Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Burnley v Manchester City Manchester United v Huddersfield Town Burnley Manchester United Guardiola José Mourinho The Manchester United boss claimed his side are simply fighting for second now, but his old rival disagrees Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refuted Jose Mourinho’s claim that the rest of the Premier League are playing for second place this season.Guardiola’s men cruised to a 3-0 win over West Brom on Wednesday, while Manchester United’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham left City with a dominant 15-point advantage at the summit.Mourinho told a news conference ahead of United’s game versus Huddersfield Town that, with 13 games remaining, his team must now aim to be “the first of the last, we have to try to finish second”. 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 City travel to Burnley in Saturday’s early kick off and, not for the first time in his career, Guardiola disagreed with his old Clasico rival.”There are 13 games, 39 points to play for. We have 15 more, so it is not over,” he told reporters.”We have amazing tough games left to play. For example, tomorrow. You cannot deny and everyone knows here in England how complicated it is playing at Burnley.”After that we have to go to Stoke City, Goodison Park. We have to play United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea. Definitely, it is not over.”And Guardiola thinks there are few tougher assignments in English football than a trip to Turf Moor, despite having put seven goals past Sean Dyche’s team over the course of meetings in the Premier League and FA Cup this season.”We made a good performance against them in the Premier League and the FA Cup but it is completely different to play them at the Etihad Stadium,” he said.”Last season we won [at Burnley] but it was one of the toughest games we played last season.”It will be tough. We have to avoid fouls, control the second balls and long balls to [Ashley] Barnes and [Sam] Vokes.”They are masters, maybe one of the best teams in the Premier League in this style. The way they play in that system they create a lot of problems and put on a lot of pressure.”From free-kicks and the corners they are so good. We have to avoid this kind of game as much as possible and do our game to make another step in the title race.”#PEP: @benmendy23 is much, much better. Today he is in NY. I think in two months, maybe March, he will be available and start to train with us.Yesterday @21LVA could not train – he was recovering. He has a painful kick in the side. We will see today how he feels.— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 2, 2018Guardiola will assess the fitness of David Silva after he hobbled out of the West Brom game with a blow to the hip.Long-term absentee Benjamin Mendy could return to training with his team-mates in March following cruciate knee ligament surgery and was retained in City’s Champions League squad on Friday.Record signing Aymeric Laporte was added to the 21-man list along with youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has deputised effectively for Mendy and fellow knee injury absentee Fabian Delph at left-back over recent weeks. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Parineeti Chopra flaunts toned abs in sheer athleisure outfit on night out. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Parineeti Chopra was spotted in Bandra recently.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Going for the comfy vibe, the diva slayed her night out look in an athleisure ensemble.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: Flaunting her toned abs, the kesari actor opted for a sheer jacket over red sports bra and black tights.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She styled her ensemble with her hair tied in top knot, no-makeup look and nude lips.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: She paired the athleisure outfit with white sneakers and opted for no accessories to go with the look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Parineeti ChopraSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Parineeti Chopra was spotted in Bandra recently. Going for the comfy vibe, the diva slayed her night out look in an athleisure ensemble. The kesari actor opted for a sheer jacket over red sports bra and black tights.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cc296a1527661556256417_1510551_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, April 26, 2019 – 10:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Parineeti Chopra flaunts toned abs in sheer athleisure outfit on night out. See picsApp headline: Parineeti Chopra flaunts toned abs in sheer athleisure outfit on night out. See picslast_img read more

Special Needs Group celebrates Travel Advisors with 20% commission

first_imgFort Lauderdale, FL – January 31, 2019 – Special Needs Group (SNG) will be commemorating the company’s 12th Anniversary on Valentine’s Day, February 14t.h. “Professional Travel Advisors and our Industry Partners have been at the center of our growth, expanded footprint and services since SNG’s inception,” observed Andrew J Garnett, President and CEO. “We are saying thank you with a month-long commission promotion as a way of showing our true affection and commitment to the Distribution System. All bookings made during the month of February by registered SNG Travel Professionals using our “White Glove Service” qualify for 20% commission. All tracking is automatic with no additional effort on the part of our Partners required” Garnett emphasized. Promotion details can be found at SNG White Glove Service is a personalized ‘meet and greet” that delivers elevated guest experiences. Guests are met curbside, at the cruise terminal by an SNG Guest Experience Ambassador. All equipment is personally delivered, demonstrated and any Guest questions are addressed. Guests return equipment in the same location upon debarkation. Expedited boarding/disembarking, provide greater convenience while SNG Ambassadors provide peace of mind and alleviate any Guest concerns. Additional information on SNG White Glove Service may be found at “SNG has long recognized the value and worth Travel Advisors deliver. We pay commission not only on the rental. Our “one price policy” includes commission on inclusive of loss/damage coverage and taxes. Simply stated: “SNG loves our Professional Travel Advisor Partners,” Garnett concluded.  About Special Needs Group, Inc.Special Needs Group, Inc. is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. It also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. Special Needs Group is the Travel Industry’s total special needs equipment and services solution and is the Official Mobility and Special Needs Partner of ASTA and ASTA SBN. They are located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit or call 1-800-513-4515.last_img read more

Coffee Exports to China Being Explored

first_img Mrs. Holness said the Chinese Government has already expressed an interest in assisting to improve critical infrastructure, such as farm roads, which, she noted, are in a poor state and present a “serious barrier” to the coffee sector’s growth. Member of Parliament for St. Andrew East Rural, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, says discussions are under way between the Governments of Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China to export local coffee to the Asian country. “The Chinese… have expressed a desire to assist with a lot of our farm roads. This will help to drive the productivity we need to be able to provide (coffee) at a more competitive price and ensure that our farmers are absolutely profitable,” Mrs. Holness contended. Story Highlights Member of Parliament for St. Andrew East Rural, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, says discussions are under way between the Governments of Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China to export local coffee to the Asian country.Mrs. Holness told JIS News that this is a strategic move by the Jamaican Government to further diversify the country’s coffee export market.Noting that there is growing demand for coffee in the Asian market, Mrs. Holness said the Government is seeking to position Jamaica to take advantage of this opportunity.“We have been in discussions individually, as Members of Parliament, and the Chinese have approached us in respect of the vast potential that market holds, primarily, I would say, based on the large volume of persons who are there,” she said.She added that the growing demand for the beverage makes the exploration of this market as an ideal trading partner at this time, a feasible undertaking.“We want to make sure if such a vast market starts to develop the taste for coffee, that Blue Mountain coffee is what fills that particular gap,” Mrs. Holness further said.She was speaking at the inaugural Coffee Industry Symposium held at the Chinese Benevolent Association in Kingston on November 19.Mrs. Holness said the Chinese Government has already expressed an interest in assisting to improve critical infrastructure, such as farm roads, which, she noted, are in a poor state and present a “serious barrier” to the coffee sector’s growth.She argued that against the background of significant road improvements that have been undertaken by firms such as China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), Jamaica must seize the opportunity to expand on this partnership, to the benefit of the agricultural sector.“The Chinese… have expressed a desire to assist with a lot of our farm roads. This will help to drive the productivity we need to be able to provide (coffee) at a more competitive price and ensure that our farmers are absolutely profitable,” Mrs. Holness contended.Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Niu Quingbao, said China’s coffee consumption is expanding rapidly, noting that this increased by 46 per cent between 2011 and 2016.He pointed that for between January and September this year, China imported almost 50 per cent more than in the same period last year, “so the market is very big”.Despite the growing demand for the beverage, the Ambassador noted that import of Jamaican coffee is minimal, totalling 26 per cent per annum from 2011 to 2016.With Chinese coffee bean consumption projected to reach US$50 billion by 2025, Mr. Niu urged all stakeholders to aggressively promote the Jamaica Blue Mountain brand in order to cash in on this opportunity.“I know that the Jamaican Government is very serious about promoting Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. I have exchanged views with several Ministers on how to expand coffee importation. I have been told that the export market is one obstacle; supply and production is another,” he said.Mr. Niu said the Chinese Government stands ready to provide assistance to enable greater efficiency in the sector.“To expand production, you probably need an improved infrastructure, such as roads, side roads, equipment and fertilisers. With improved roads and more equipment, I’m sure that production will be raised. I encourage you to go directly to the Chinese market. If you export all your coffee to China, the market will be big enough; so coffee farmers will have to work very hard to supply this market,” he said.The symposium was hosted by Mrs. Holness in collaboration with the Members of Parliament for the adjoining coffee-producing constituencies of Western Portland, Hon. Daryl Vaz; and Western St. Thomas, James Robertson.It was attended by Industry, Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda; and Jamaica Agricultural Society President and Chairman-elect for the Jamaica Coffee Exporters’ Association, Norman Grant.last_img read more

Expansion of Court of Appeal Building to be Completed by the End of November

first_imgMinister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says expansion of the Court of Appeal building on King Street in downtown Kingston is on track for completion by the end of November.He made the announcement at a Justices of the Peace training seminar held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on November 3.In April, the Minister signed an $846-million contract to undertake the project, which will see the addition of three new courtrooms, 13 judges’ chambers and two lounges.The building, now owned by the Ministry of Justice, formerly housed the Administrator General’s Department, which has been relocated to the former Oceana Hotel building on Ocean Boulevard, downtown. Mr. Chuck said the expansion project is part of an aggressive government mandate to create a “first class” justice system.“The Government is going to give this justice system 110 per cent support. From the Ministry’s position, we intend that all of our courts should have not only first-class facilities but they must also be five-star facilities,” he stated.“The contractor is going to deliver the Court of Appeal at the end of this month and it will be first class facilities when it is opened and Jamaica sees it,” he added.The Justice Minister said the expansion of the building will facilitate the appointment of more judges.Jamaica received €4 million in budgetary support through the European Union’s 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme during fiscal year 2017/18. This allowed for increased budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Justice to fund the project.last_img read more

Working Group to Build on Energy Action Plan

first_img -30- A working group, led by Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, will work with provincial and territorial energy ministers to build on an energy plan developed by the Council of the Federation. The announcement was made today, July 27, at the council meeting in Halifax. For more information go to

9 trains diverted due to flood

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian railways diverted at least nine trains due to flood on the Samastipur-Darbhanga section on Samastipur Division, officials said on Tuesday. The 12562 New Delhi-Jayanagar S. Senani express train commencing on July 30 will be diverted to run via Varanasi-Gorakhpur-Paniahwa-Narkatiaganj-Sikta-Raxaul-Sitamarhi-Darbhanga. Likewise the 15211 Darbhanga-Amritsar Jan Nayak express train commencing on July 31 will be diverted to run via Sitamarhi-Raxaul-Sagauli. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’They further said that the 15212 Amritsar-Darbhanga Jan Nayak Express train commencing on July 30 will be diverted to run via Sagauli-Raxaul-Sitamarhi-Darbhanga. The 14674 Amritsar-Jayanagar Shaheed Express train Journey commencing on July 30 will be diverted to run via Gorakhpur-Paniahwa-Narkatiaganj-Sikta-Sitamarhi-Darbhanga. The 14673 Jayanagar-Amritsar Shaheed Express train journey commencing on July 31 will be diverted to run via Sitamarhi-Sikta-Nakatiaganj-Paniahwa-Gorakhpur. The 19166 Darbhanga-Ahmedabad Sabarmati Express train commencing on July 31 will be diverted to run via Sitamarhi-Sikta-Nakatiaganj-Paniahwa-Gorakhpur-Barabanki. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe official said the 12566 New Delhi-Darbhanga Bihar Sampark Kranti Express train commencing on July 30 will be diverted to run via Gorakhpur-Paniahwa-Narkatiaganj-Sikta-Sitamarhi. The 12565 Darbhanga-New Delhi Bihar Sampark Kranti Express train Journey commencing on 31.07.2019 will be diverted to run via Sitamarhi-Sikta-Narkatiaganj-Paniahwa-Gorakhpur. Likewise, the 12561 Jayanagar-New Delhi S.Senani Express train Journey Commencing on 31.07.2019 will be diverted to run via Darbhanga-Sitamarhi-Sikta-Narkatiaganj-Paniahwa-Gorakhpur-Varanasi.last_img read more

Shambhala Buddhist leader drops teaching in wake of report on sexual misconduct

first_imgHALIFAX — The Halifax-based spiritual leader of the Shambhala International Buddhist organization is stepping back from teaching and administrative duties several weeks after a report found allegations of sexual misconduct to be credible.Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche said in an email to his students today that he is sorry for “all that has happened,” and that he understands he is the main source of suffering and confusion in the community.He also said that he’s been requested to step back from teaching by senior members of the Shambhala community for the “foreseeable future.”However, Sakyong says he will still be available “for contact” with students who want to maintain a relationship with him and he will stay connected to the community by writing occasional messages.He wrote that he hopes that this allows community members to use the Buddhist teachings as “a way of healing and inspiration.”In a report released on Feb. 3, an investigator with the Halifax law firm Wickwire Holm hired by the organization found Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche made inappropriate sexual advances towards two female students.Lawyer Selina Bath noted a “significant power imbalance” in the relationships given the Sakyong’s position of authority as both the spiritual leader and lineage holder of Shambhala — one of the western world’s largest Buddhist organizations.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Mazda recalls nearly 190K cars due to failing wipers

DETROIT — Mazda is recalling nearly 190,000 Mazda 3 compact cars in the U.S. because the windshield wipers can fail.The company says in documents posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the recall covers cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.The Japanese automaker traced the problem to metal deposits that can cause a wiper relay to stick, knocking out the wipers and limiting driver visibility. The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries due to the problem.Dealers will replace the front wiper control module at no cost to owners starting June 3.The Associated Press read more

Retail sales down 05 per cent in April offsetting March gain StatsCan

Retail sales down 0.5 per cent in April, offsetting March gain: StatsCan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2012 9:20 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says retail sales slipped 0.5 per cent in April to $38.9 billion, more than offsetting the gain in March.It says lower sales were reported in eight of 11 subsectors, representing 78 per cent of retail sales.In volume terms, retail sales were down 0.8 per cent, the third decline in four months.The agency says lower sales in certain store types in April largely reflected the fact that warm weather in March pushed people to make spring purchases early.The federal agency says sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers fell 1.2 per cent in April, with both new and used car dealers reporting declines.Meanwhile, sales were down 2.8 per cent at clothing and clothing accessories stores following six straight monthly gains. read more

Stronger legal protection of World Heritage sites needed

first_imgThe International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has called on governments to increase the protection given to World Heritage sites. Speaking at the Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), ICMM’s CEO, Tom Butler said: “The congress theme Planet at the crossroads stresses that business as usual is not an option and ICMM agrees.“Our members voluntarily decided in 2003, not to mine or explore in World Heritage sites. Yet 13 years later, other companies and industries are still operating in these precious sites. The conservation of World Heritage sites is a collective responsibility we all share and ICMM wants to see more movement from governments to protect them.”Since the first World Heritage sites were listed in 1978, only two of the 192 countries that have ratified the World Heritage convention1 have enshrined this protection in domestic legislation – South Africa and Australia. This is against a backdrop of a rapid decline in the world’s fauna. WWF’s Living Planet Report found that wildlife populations have halved since 19702.While 23 leading mining companies have voluntarily made a commitment not to mine or explore in World Heritage sites, their voluntary action alone is not enough to safeguard these sites. ICMM and IUCN commissioned an independent report by Dr Stephen Turner on world heritage. It recommended that countries incorporate their commitments under the World Heritage Convention in their national legislation3.The picture (by Clive Finlayson) shows the Gorham’s Cave Complex in the UK.The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972. Since then, 192 states parties have ratified the convention.WWF Living Planet Report, 2014 Stephen Turner’s report: World Heritage sites and the extractive industries is available at: read more

Greek continues to protest over job loss

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Forty Civil Pacific workers who lost their contract with construction giant John Holland have been replaced by workers who have agreed to work for cheaper wages, according to Chris Kyriakou. Last week Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE) reported on the sacking of twenty-two year old Chris Kyriakou, one of the workers promised a two year contract by Civil Pacific (sub-contractor for John Holland) to work on the West Gate Bridge Strengthening Project. Kyriakou was promised  standard industry rates, as agreed to with the unions, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) and the Construction Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).“We are still protesting outside the John Holland Office in hope that we will get our jobs back,” says Kyriakou. “It is very disappointing that John Holland is prepared to undermine this industry and rip workers off, and disappointing that the new workers they’ve hired are willing to take other people’s jobs for less money and less entitlements.”Yet spokesperson for John Holland, Stephen Sass denies that John Holland sacked the workers, and that new workers have been hired for the project.“These people were fired by their employer Civil Pacific not John Holland. The pay agreement was muscled by the unions without talking to us, and when we said we were not going to increase the cost of the project, they walked out and then fired people”.According to AMWU Victorian Secretary, Steve Dargavel, the CFMEU and the AMWU wrote a letter on Friday to John Holland seeking to negotiate an agreement and have brought the dispute before the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner. However Sass denies any requests have been received from the unions or Civil Pacific asking for their contracts back. John Holland is part of an alliance of four groups including VIC Roads asked by the State Government to complete the West Gate Bridge Strengthening Project. Neither the Brumby Government, nor other groups in the alliance will intervene in the dispute.“This is a private dispute. We hope that it is resolved as soon as possible but can’t comment further due to matter being before the courts,” says spokesperson for the Brumby Government, Bill Kyriakopoulos. Shadow Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder says that it is, “simply not good enough”.“There has to be a go to person in Government to be able to sit down with contractors and union leaders to resolve the dispute. We saw a similar situation with the meltdown of the rail network and the Government refused to intervene then also”. However Kyriakou fears that, “If they (John Holland) get away with this the whole industry is going to go downhill and every other company will do the same- get rid of award rates and get people to work for a lesser rate. I am hoping for a resolution within the next few weeks – hopefully John Holland will realise what they are doing is wrong and take us back at the industry rate”.Spokesperson for the alliance, Anne Learmonth says that the West Gate Project is proceeding despite the dispute. “We are leaving the industrial relations for John Holland to manage,” she says. “At this stage the dispute has not delayed the installation and temporary public safety barriers will start appearing on the bridge at the beginning of April.” The protests continue.last_img read more

Our work will pay off Skorupski

first_imgThe team is at the bottom of the Lega Serie A standings after not winning a single match yet in the 2018-2019 seasonBologna, together with Frosinone, has yet to score after four matches in the Italian Lega Serie A.But for goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski, their hard work will surely pay off soon.Bologna F.C. 1090 will host Roma tomorrow at Renato Dall’Ara Stadium.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I know we’ll get out of this, we have quality players. Take Destro with whom I played at Roma, he knew how to score goals back then and hasn’t gotten worse,” Skorupski was echoed by Gianluca Di Marzio.“Pippo Inzaghi is right, the work we are doing will pay off, he hasn’t given up, we need to spit blood”“When I played in Poland I wasn’t very serious, I always went out at night with friends, how could I say no?”“Then something changed, us Polish players realized we are a strong team. We’ll beat Italy next October, I’m certain of this,” he concluded.last_img read more

Father and son sentenced to death in Oregon bank bombing

first_imgA jury Wednesday sentenced a father and son to death for planting a bomb that exploded inside an Oregon bank two years ago, killing two police officers and maiming a third.In a trial that spanned three months, prosecutors portrayed Bruce and Joshua Turnidge as bigoted men who hated authorities, were desperate for money and feared that newly elected President Barack Obama would take away their guns.Both defendants stood with their lawyers and stared straight forward, showing no emotion as Marion County Circuit Judge Tom Hart read the jury’s verdict. Sheriff’s deputies handcuffed them with their hands in front of their bodies.The same jury convicted the men Dec. 8 on 18 counts each of aggravated murder and other charges in the December 2008 bombing at a bank in Woodburn.“This is a murderer with no remorse,” prosecutor Matt Kemmy said in his closing argument of the penalty phase Tuesday.Both men have maintained their innocence. Father and son turned on each other in trial, each pointing the finger at the other for building and planting the bomb.last_img read more

China urges Donald Trump to keep his word on Huawei

first_imgBeijing: China on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to keep his word and allow companies in America to do business with Chinese tech giant Huawei, which was banned under trade restrictions put in place by Washington in May. The development comes after Trump on Sunday cast doubt on the possibility of conducting any kind of business with Huawei right before his administration was set to announce whether it was extending a temporary reprieve, set to expire on Monday, of the ban on American companies from buying the tech giant’s components, Efe news reported. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “Huawei is a company we may not do business with at all,” Trump told mediapersons before departing from Morristown, New Jersey. The President insisted that the Chinese company was a threat to national security and said he would take a decision on the matter later. “So at this moment it looks like we are not going to do business, I don’t want to do business at all because it is a national security threat,” he added. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Reacting to Trump’s remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said here on Monday: “During the Chinese and US presidents’ meeting in Osaka, the US said it will allow US companies to supply Huawei. When and how will it honour its commitments? Concerns the US’ own reputation and credibility. “The world is watching, we hope the US can keep its words and stop the unreasonable oppression and sanctions on Chinese companies including Huawei.” Advertise With Us The commitments Geng referred to were made when Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to a new truce in the ongoing trade war between their countries during the recent G20 summit in June. Following the truce, Washington delayed the imposition of new tariffs on China and agreed to temporarily allow Huawei to sell small components, such as computer chips, to US companies. In May, Washington banned Huawei from selling its telecommunications equipment to American companies, alleging that the Chinese giant could use those systems for espionage. On July 22, executives of seven tech giants asked Trump to take a decision on Huawei’s trading activity in the US, the White House said in a statement at the time. That day, the US President met executives from Google, Intel, Cisco, Qualcomm, Micron, Broadcom and Western Digital at the White House to discuss the ban on Huawei. During the meeting, the tech companies’ executives requested that the Department of Commerce take “timely licensing decisions” regarding the restrictions on Huawei. US media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, had revealed earlier that the Department of Commerce was considering extending the reprieve given to Huawei for another 90 days.last_img read more

Gold Tumbles 4 to 5year Low Platinum Weakest Since 2009

first_imgGold plunged 4 percent to its lowest in more than five years on Monday with platinum also sinking 5 percent to its weakest since 2009 as investors sold off precious metals.It was a sudden, massive drop for gold and platinum prices which had breached critical support levels since Friday as the dollar strengthened on growing expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this year.Spot gold was down 2.8 percent at $1,102.40 an ounce by 0150 GMT after falling as far as $1,088.05, the lowest since March 2010.Platinum lost as much as 5 percent to $942.49 an ounce, its weakest since February 2009last_img read more

The Undertaker defeats Goldberg at WWE SuperShowDown but fans term it the

first_imgUndertaker and Goldberg had a forgettable matchIf The Undertaker and Goldberg had a match 15 years ago, it would have been the most keenly anticipated contest in the wrestling world. But now, with both wrestlers on the wrong side of 50 and out of action for a long time, their first-ever contest in WWE turned out to be a fest of botches and barely-executed manoeuvres.This painful display of these two legends trying to extract the very last few drops of wrestling left in them left the fans watching around the world feel a great deal of anguish. Many vented their disappointment on social media while some outrightly ridiculed the contest.Highlights from The Undertaker vs Goldberg #WWESSD #WWE— Mordis Gooner ? (@maldivesgooner) June 7, 2019Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter TwitterOne term that came to be used very commonly on Twitter was ‘worst match.’ For some, it was the worst match of the year while some thought it was the worst match the two had competed in during the course of their entire career.To be fair to the two performers, they did try their best. Goldberg, whose previous run with the company produced only very short matches, did much more in this contest and used moves other than the ‘Spear’ and ‘Jackhammer.’ Undertaker too, tried his absolute best in living up to the expectations. But the fact that they are beyond the age where they can produce great matches was clearly visible. Pulling off their signature moves seemed much too hard for them. Goldberg even came dangerously close to suffering a serious neck injury when Undertaker performed his finisher, Tombstone Piledriver. The fact that the contest ended with a chokeslam from the Deadman where he could barely raise his opponent was rather apt.Hopefully, WWE and its boss Vince McMahon would have enough respect and concern for these two legends to not put them through another such contest. If they still compete, it should be against a younger wrestler who can work a good match against these legends. But the best option would be to let these wrestlers remain in retirement and let their aura remain undiminished.last_img read more

Baltimore Choral Arts presents a Free Community Sing

first_imgBaltimore Choral Arts and the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore, under the direction of Dr. Marco Merrick, in collaboration with Northside Baptist Church are hosting a free Community Sing of spirituals and gospel music on October 13 at 7pm.  All attendees are welcome to participate in the music-making. Tickets are not required for the event, and seating will be first-come, first-served. Visit for more information.last_img

Students Rally Support for Next Phase of HBCU Lawsuit

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROThe Maryland HBCU Matters Coalition teamed up with Morgan State University student leaders a week before the midterm elections, to send a message to candidates running in Maryland.“We can actually affect change if we  go out and vote for candidates who express support for our HBCU’s, so we can obtain what we deserve,” said  Morgan Student Government Association (SGA) president Kenold E. Pierre.   Pierre spoke to  scores of student leaders, faculty and staff gathered on the plaza outside of the Earl Richardson School of Business this week to hear an update on the HBCU lawsuit and appeal.Maryland HBCU’s (Courtesy Images/Logos)The groups held a rally protesting the State’s decision to appeal of the Maryland HBCU Equity case,  a US District Court ruling (2017) that would benefit the state’s four HBCU’s.  Oral arguments for the appeal are scheduled to be heard before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth District in Richmond, Va., the week of December 10.Zanyjah Riche,  student representative from the Political Science Association and Black Girls vote, who spoke at the rally, said she is dedicated to delivering the message.“We must have these conversations in the dormitories; in the cafeteria,” Riche said. “We have to light a fire under students with a knowledge of this court case, Riche emphasized.”“Through my involvement with the Political Science Association and Black Girls Vote, we will definitely make the connection between what is happening with the HBCU court case and next week’s vote. We have to vote for candidates who understand and are dedicated to supporting HBCU’s,” Riche said.HBCU Matters Coalition member and Morgan alumni Sharon Blake is working on the next event to  inform the Morgan community about the status of the Maryland HBCU trial and appeal.“I’m going to do what I can to move the agenda around HBCU’s.   Our goal is for all four campuses to hold an event to inform and update our HBCU’s about the trial and appeal,” Blake said.Blake said the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will hold an HBCU Matters rally on November 17 and Morgan State will host an additional activity before the appeal hearing and dates for campus activities at Coppin State and Bowie State are still pending, Blake said.HBCU Matters Chairman, Marvin “Doc” Cheatham said he is looking for students, alumni and friends of Maryland’s HBCU’s to pack the 4th Circuit US Court of Appeals the week of December 10. “We don’t know the exact date, but we are reaching out and calling on at least 200 HBCU supporters to join us in Richmond,” Cheatham told the AFRO. Pierre said he and other Morgan classmates who live in the region are ready to travel to the be present at the appeal, even though it is scheduled at the end of the semester, a time when many students are preparing to head home.“I live in PG County so it’s not a long distance for me. I am willing to travel to Virginia and I encourage my classmates who can to make the sacrifice and join me,” said Pierre.last_img read more