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‘I joined to play every game!’ – Leno frustrated at Arsenal

first_imgBernd Leno admits to having endured a “frustrating” start to life at Arsenal, with a man who “came to the club to play every game” spending more time on the bench that he had intended to.The Gunners invested €22 million (£19.2m/$25m) in the German goalkeeper over the summer, with Unai Emery moving to bolster his options between the sticks.Leno was expected to slot straight into the team as the new man in charge at Emirates Stadium sought to implement a system which requires his side to play out from the back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Veteran performer Petr Cech has, however, retained starting duties in the Premier League, with Leno only making his debut during a Europa League opener against Vorskla Poltava .The 26-year-old told Standard Sport on his start at Arsenal: “I came to the club to play every game.“But I think to move to a bigger club, another country, it needs maybe a little bit of time. It is a bit frustrating but I keep calm and work very hard to improve.“The coach always makes the starting XI because of the performance. I think it could change, not every week, but he will change a lot. He didn’t say the League is Petr’s competition and the Europa League is mine. I will work every day hard to play more games.“I came for the Premier League. I think it is the best. The Bundesliga is good but the Premier League is better, so I will look forward to playing any time in the Premier League.”Emery Arsenal Europa LeagueLeno believes he is suited to Arsenal’s ball-playing philosophy and claims all of those at the Emirates are starting to feel more comfortable meeting the demands of Emery.He added on the back of a 4-2 victory over Vorskla: “It is getting better and better [at the club].“The game that the coach wants is my style. I think I did a good job with the ball, with the passing. Of course, the two goals were disappointing, but they scored great goals. Maybe I need a little bit of time.“It is a little bit more of a risk to play this way because we don’t want to kick the ball up front. We want to play because we have the players to play from the back to have more space in the opposite 18-yard box. “In the first half, the opposition was very deep, so we had big problems getting chances. So, when they started to attack more, there were situations where we can create chances by playing from the back. But it needs a little bit of time for the whole team to improve and to get the confidence.”Leno is now waiting to discover who will get the nod from Emery for a Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday, with Arsenal heading that into fixture seeking to secure a fifth successive victory across all competitions.last_img read more

Moto Z Play to receive Android 7.1.1 Nougat update soon, confirms Motorola

first_imgLaunched last December, Moto Z Play was initially packed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However later, back in January this year Moto Z Play received Android 7.0 Nougat update, bringing several upgrades and improvements onboard. Well, as per the new report from Motorola itself, the smartphone is soon expected to receive the latest software update – Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This is no rumour or speculations as Motorola confirms the news.GSM arena is the first one to report about the software update. The report states that Motorola confirmed the coming of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat during a chat session, reports GSM arena. However, the company didn’t confirm on when the software update will officially roll out.Also Read: Moto E4 specs leaked, to come with Android NougatTo recall, Motorola rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to several countries including India, Brazil, Canada, and also US. This means, there are high chances that these countries will also probably be the first ones to receive the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.With the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the Moto Z Play is expected to receive several new features and upgrades. This being said, Moto Z Play will be the first Motorola device to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.Announced last year, Moto Z Play gained tremendous success soon after in a very short span. In terms of specifications, the Motorola smartphone sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED statement with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions. Further, the Moto Z Play display comes coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 and packs 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of an internal storage unit. The storage space can be further expanded up to 256GB via an external microSD card. On the camera front, the device features a 16-megapixel camera at the rear panel which comes coupled with features like – phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and auto-HDR. While on the front, the smartphone fits a 5-megapixel selfie snapper paired with LED flash.advertisementConnectivity wise, the Moto Z Play comes with several options like – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. The smartphone is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 3510 mAh battery, which comes packed with a fast charging ability. Moto Z Play was announced in several colour variants like black, silver, black slate, white, fine gold, and sugar white.Also Read: Moto Z Play review: Die another daylast_img read more

Austrian GP: Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas holds off Sebastian Vettel to win race

first_imgMercedes driver Valtteri Bottas made a great start from pole position to win the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished just behind in second to extend his championship lead over main rival Lewis Hamilton.Bottas did just enough to hold off Vettel’s late charge, as the German driver crossed the line 0.6 seconds behind.Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo showed great ability to defend third place from Hamilton, who almost passed the Australian driver on the last two laps but had to settle for fourth.Bottas clinched the second victory of his career — both have come since he joined Mercedes from Williams this season. His first career podium was on the same Spielberg track, when he finished third for Williams in 2014.Hamilton started from eighth on the grid on Sunday.The British driver had the third fastest qualifying time behind Vettel and Bottas, but was demoted five places for an unauthorized gearbox change after the last race in Azerbaijan two weeks ago, which Ricciardo won.last_img read more

India’s Test pacers bound for South Africa tour set to play Ranji Trophy semi-finals

first_imgVirat Kohli has been rested for India’s limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka while Hardik Pandya opted out of the Test series against Sri Lanka. However, there was no such break for India’s Test specialists bound for South Africa later this month.Kohli and Pandya, have of course, shared far greater workload than the Test specialists. The India captain has been the busiest cricketer in the world while Pandya, who debuted in 2016, has been a constant for Indian teams in all three formats in 2017.In what could be a wise move, BCCI decided to keep India’s Test players match-ready for the first Test against South Africa which begins in Cape Town on January 5.The Indian board decided to allow the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav to turn up for their respective states in the Ranji Trophy semi-final from December 17-21. Bengal will be playing Delhi in Pune in the first semi-final while Karnataka will take on Vidarbha in the second semi-final.”Shami and Wriddhiman Saha will turn up for Bengal while Ishant Sharma might turn up for Delhi. Umesh Yadav will get to play for Vidarbha against Karnataka which will have KL Rahul in their ranks. Since there aren’t any practice games in South Africa, it is only fair that they play Ranji Trophy,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Wednesday.It is learnt that the national selectors also wanted the Test specialists to play the semi-final.When asked CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said: “Yes, Shami and Wriddhi will be playing for Bengal. It has been a good move by BCCI to allow the top stars take part in a marquee match. Ranji Trophy is the premier tournament and at a stage like semi-final, it will be a boost for the Bengal team to get two of its senior most players,” Dalmiya said.advertisementHowever when contacted, a senior DDCA official said that there is still no clarity whether Ishant will be available for the match.Ishant, who has captained the side impressively at the group league stage also bowled brilliantly taking 20 wickets in four games.The final is set to be played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore from December 29.  (With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Cubs Blank Mets Again, 2-0

first_imgNEW YORK — Starlin Castro and the Chicago Cubs aren’t scoring much lately. No need to against the New York Mets.Castro legged out a run-scoring infield single in the 11th inning, and the Cubs blanked the punchless Mets 2-0 June 30 for their second consecutive shutout at Citi Field.“We’re a little bit challenged offensively right now,” Chicago Manager Joe Maddon said. “A lot of times teams will sink because of that. We have not and I really appreciate that a lot.”Jon Lester threw seven sharp innings and the Cubs overcame a major base-running blunder to score twice in the 11th. Miguel Montero added an RBI single as Chicago won its eighth straight against the Mets, including the first six meetings this season.“Obviously we left some guys on base, but in the end we ended up getting the hits and that’s why it’s a good win. Our pitching’s been fantastic,” Cubs outfielder Mike Baxter said.The staggering Mets botched a suicide squeeze in the eighth and a double-play ball in the 11th during their latest flop at the plate.New York was held under two runs for the 20th time this season, tied for most in the majors.“It’s tough. Essentially it’s centered around me,” said No. 3 hitter Lucas Duda, who went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts. “I’m not doing my job, not getting the job done, not driving runs in, not moving runners over.”Dexter Fowler drew a leadoff walk from Carlos Torres (2-4) in the 11th. Four batters later, Anthony Rizzo scored as Castro beat out a slow bouncer to third baseman Daniel Murphy.Montero made it 2-0 with a single off Sean Gilmartin — all that prevented the Mets from losing 1-0 in consecutive home games for the second time since early May.Jason Motte (6-1) fanned two in a hitless inning and Justin Grimm threw a called third strike past Kevin Plawecki with runners at the corners for his first major league save, bringing a final round of boos from the crowd of 23,906.“I just love when your team wins an extra-inning game on the road,” Maddon said after his club improved to 9-4 in extra innings overall.Lester and Bartolo Colon took advantage of the feeble lineups they were facing. Colon allowed only three hits in seven innings and retired 14 straight following a leadoff double in the third.With his own team slumping at the plate, the colorful Maddon brought in an illusionist from Las Vegas to entertain his team before the June 30 game.Chicago won 1-0 to stop a five-game slide, and counterpart Terry Collins was asked about Maddon’s magic touch.“I brought in a witch doctor to clean out the clubhouse, get all the bad spirits out of there,” Collins said, drawing laughs. “We need to send a magician down to St. Lucie where all the rehab guys are.”Aside from mixing potions, Collins tried almost any trick he could think up in a desperate attempt to help the Mets push across a run.He let Colon swing away with a runner on second and none out, then called for a suicide squeeze in the eighth with two men in scoring position.Pinch-hitter Darrell Ceciliani bunted through an outside pitch, and Ruben Tejada was hung out to dry. “You have to start thinking outside the box, because inside the box isn’t working,” Collins said.New York nearly had two runners tagged out on the play, but umpires kept Murphy at third base following a long huddle and discussion with Maddon.“I think they saw it properly,” Maddon said. “There was nothing for me to argue about. I was just, like, messing with them a little bit.”Ceciliani struck out against Pedro Strop to end the inning.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Olympiacos Signs Da Costa, Seba

first_imgATHENS – Greek soccer power Olympiacos has signed Portuguese defender Manuel Da Costa and Brazilian forward Seba from the Portuguese team Estoril with another season set to start.Da Costa, 29, previously of Fiorentina and West Ham, joined the Piraeus club from Turkish side Sivasspor. They will come under the direction of the team’s new coach – also from Portugal – Marco Silva, who took over this summer.Seba, 23, has played twice for Brazil’s Under-20 team.Earlier this month, the Reds signed Argentinean midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, who played for the English Premier League team Leicester last season.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Mexico Beats Defending Champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday.Hirving Lozano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez’s pass inside the penalty area and beating Mesut Ozil before shooting past Manuel Neuer from 10 yards.France in 2002 and Spain in 2014 were the other defending champions to lose their opening matches.After Lozano’s goal, Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa pulled off a spectacular save to keep the score even, palming Toni Kroos’ shot onto the crossbar.Mexico pulled back into a more defensive formation midway through the second half as players tired and Germany attacked.The Germans are bidding to become the first team to retain the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962.—By JAMES ELLINGWORTH , AP Sports WriterMexico’s Hirving Lozano, celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Mexico players celebrate a goal by Mexico’s Hirving Lozano, center right, during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

New Website to be Launched for PEP

first_img Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination.Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal meeting on Monday (September 24) at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in St. Andrew, the Minister said the website will have PEP material for everybody – teachers, parents and students.He noted that hard copies of the online PEP material will also be made available, given that children have different learning styles and some prefer hard-copy documents.The Minister also reiterated that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) textbooks can still be used in preparation for PEP.“We have said that the GSAT textbooks are quite fine for the content. I’m saying for clarity, yes, the items have changed, but you can use the workbook for reinforcement of the knowledge, but understand that we are asking for more, not just to be able to indicate and say the answer is A, B, C, D… but to write out your answers, show your working and explain the reason for your answer,” Senator Reid said.“What PEP is going to do is provide the prism to get all our people to be trained at a high level. There is really no magic to it. It is a fundamental shift, and it’s not a shift that Jamaicans cannot manage,” he argued.PEP is the series of tests which has replaced GSAT as the national secondary-school entrance examination. It is intended to provide a better and more complete profile of students’ academic and critical-thinking capabilities at the end of primary-level education. It comprises a Performance Task Test, Ability Task Test and a Curriculum-Based Test.After his presentation, the Minister handed out bursaries on behalf of the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal to eight students.They are Vanessa Blissett from the Girls’ Brigade, Tajay Bailey from the Boys’ Brigade, Shanari Cameron from the Caribbean Maritime University, Jamoy Gordon from Port Royal Primary School, Alycia Rowe from Alpha Interact Club; Toni-Ann Marsden from Windward Road Primary School; Jevaughn Wint from the Scouts Association of Jamaica, and Sharick Smythe from Harbour View Primary School. He noted that hard copies of the online PEP material will also be made available, given that children have different learning styles and some prefer hard-copy documents. Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal meeting on Monday (September 24) at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in St. Andrew, the Minister said the website will have PEP material for everybody – teachers, parents and students. Story Highlightslast_img read more

FSL in Talks to Extend USD 479 Mn Loan

first_imgzoom Singapore-based FSL Trust Management has launched negotiations with lenders to extend the maturity of its USD 479.5 million loan by one year.A total of USD 165.6 million remains to be repaid under the facility, which dates back to December 2011.“A majority of the lenders under the syndicated loan facility have indicated their support for the extension to the trustee-manager,” FSL said.However, as the extension needs to be supported by all lenders under the facility, FSL has applied to the High Court of Singapore to propose a scheme of arrangement.“The trust remains in a substantial net equity position and the business and operations of the trust will continue in the normal course,” the trust said.The trust registered positive cash generation for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.FSL Trust has a portfolio of 22 oceangoing vessels, of which 12 vessels are leased to international shipping companies on long-term bareboat charters. The remaining 10 vessels are employed on short-term time charters or in pools.last_img read more

Budget Bulletin Investing More in Public Health and Safety Expertise

first_imgFINANCE–Budget Bulletin: Investing More in Public Health andSafety Expertise The Naylor Report on SARS, a report commissioned last year by thefederal government, highlighted the need for a steady investmentover time in the training of both new and existing public healthstaff. Nova Scotia is acting on Naylor’s short-term recommendationsresponse for provinces and territories. The report also calls forincreased federal public health investment. More money is also being made available for additional vaccinesfor children: we will continue to expand the chicken pox vaccineprogram and introduce a new vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria andwhooping cough for 14- to 16-year-olds. Nova Scotians have the best ambulance services in the country,thanks to our highly trained paramedics. Additional investmentsin training and equipment for first responders and wage increasesfor paramedics will maintain this excellent service. PROTECTING NOVA SCOTIA FROM TODAY’S NEW THREATSThe Department of Health has begun an emergency planning,preparedness and response initiative for the province’s health-care system. This will be a response plan for hazards rangingfrom SARS, West Nile Virus, pandemic flu, through toterrorist-associated chemical, radiation or biological events. The plan will be consistent with the National Health EmergencyManagement Framework, and include such components as publichealth measures, health and emergency services, surveillance andcommunication activities. Participants in this initiative includethe district health authorities, the Department of CommunityServices and several elements of the Department of Health. When combined with the additional public health officials beingrecruited by the department, the plan will make Nova Scotiabetter prepared to deal with threats to our public health. -30- a second medical officer of health for the Capital Health district; a medical officer of health, to monitor environmental health issues; an epidemiologist, to monitor and respond to outbreaks of infections or diseases; a public health nurse consultant, communicable disease; a senior public health inspector; a part-time disaster-planning specialist; one additional administrative support.center_img In 2004-05, an additional $550,000 will be invested in infectiousdisease control, environmental health and other public healthissues by hiring more public health experts. The additionalresources will enable the department to manage the growing rangeof public health issues surrounding new and emerging diseases,while continuing to handle other duties such as immunizationprograms and safe drinking water. The funding is earmarked for seven new positions: last_img read more

NATURAL RESOURCES–Death of Moose to be Investigated

first_imgThe death of a mainland moose near Pictou on Thursday, Oct. 2, is being investigated by the Department of Natural Resources. Department conservation officers were attempting to relocate a young bull moose from a residential area where it had been spotted during several days. It was determined that the moose should be moved for the safety of the public and moose. Conservation officers tranquilized the moose and began an airlift to Shubenacadie, however, it died about 15 minutes after being shot with a tranquilizer. Department officials that spoke to media Thursday were not aware that the moose had fallen from the sling as the helicopter took off. The moose may have been ill, and may have died from a combination of stress, the tranquilizer, and the fall. The moose carcass is at Atlantic Veterinary College in P.E.I. for a necropsy to determine the cause of death. “Our wildlife officers take every precaution when it comes to protecting endangered species,” said Natural Resources Minister David Morse. “It’s possible that an equipment malfunction may have been a factor in the moose’s death and, if so, we want to ensure that it won’t happen again.” Mainland moose in Nova Scotia are an endangered species threatened by disease and parasites. “Nova Scotia’s mainland moose are a species at risk,” said Mr. Morse. “Though the death of this young moose is unfortunate, it’s possible that the necropsy will provide clues to the reasons for the population decrease.”last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

first_imgHALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103, Exit 5 Traffic signals at the end of the westbound off ramp of Exit 5 on Highway 103 are flashing red. The intersection should be treated as a four-way stop. Delays are possible. Please travel with extra caution in the area. The signals were damaged by lightning and are being repaired. Local Area Office: 902-424-4164 -30-last_img

4 injured as stones pelted at doctors in Bengal hospital

first_imgKolkata: Amid protests by doctors in several districts of West Bengal, four junior doctors were injured when stones were pelted at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, an official said. “The doctors were peacefully holding a dharna when some hooligans pelted stones from outside around 11 a.m. One intern Mayank Agarwal, 22, was seriously hurt on the forehead, while three others received minor injuries,” Amitava Saha, Deputy Superintendent of the hospital, told IANS. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga He said the outpatient departments (OPDs) was shut as the junior doctors were protesting against an attack on interns at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata, but the emergency services also got disrupted after the stone pelting. “The emergency services were kept open. Admitted patients are being treated. But as the situation went out of control, outsiders are not being allowed anymore,” Saha said. The police brought the situation under control and all senior officers are at the spot as the doctors are continuing their sit-in, he added. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers Similar scenes of cease-work were witnessed in districts such as Bankura, Birbhum and Coochbehar. In Kolkata, family members of patients at the state-run SSKM Hospital started a simultaneous protest by occupying the streets outside and blocking traffic on the AJC Bose Road crossing demanding treatment of their ailing kin. Services at some private hospitals were also disrupted as they showed solidarity with the doctors. “We want some sort of assurance because whenever any incident occurs, the security and administrative staff becomes untraceable. It is us (junior doctors) who are beaten up or manhandled,” said one of the protesting doctors at NRS Hospital. Protests erupted at the state-run NRS Hospital on Tuesday morning bringing the regular services to a standstill, after a junior doctor was allegedly beaten up by the relatives of a 75-year-old patient who died there late on Monday night. The family members of the deceased patient alleged medical negligence. The intern named Paribaha Mukherjee sustained a serious skull injury in the attack and has been admitted in the intensive care unit of the Institute of Neurosciences in Kolkata’s Park Circus area. His condition is reportedly stable.last_img read more

TMC demands statue of Bankim Chandra in Parliament

first_imgNew Delhi: All India Trinamool Congress on Friday demanded for installation of a statue of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in Parliament – the first great Indian novelist, who is credited with playing the most important role in the revolution of Bengali language from ancient to the modern form.He is the writer of Vande Mataram – that National hymn of India. While speaking during Zero Hours, TMC senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien said, “…. a statue of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay be installed in Parliament and we prepare from today to ensure that we pay tribute to this writer, poet, journalist, pioneer and nationalist.” Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahO’Brien further mentioned with dismay and attack the government saying, “We failed to pay tribute to the writer…. on his birth anniversary on Thursday, June 27 in Parliament.” He also urged the House to pay tribute with respect to Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay from next year. Vande Mataram is a part of his novel Anandamath- published in 1882. This also inspired thousands of freedom fighters to rise against the British Government. O’Brien also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, accusing him of not addressing any of the questions raised by the opposition parties, and attacked for concentrating only on praising about the previous government’s work.last_img read more

Congress names Selja Haryana unit chief Hooda to head poll management panel

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to end factionalism in the party ahead of assembly polls in Haryana, the Congress on Wednesday named Kumari Selja chief of its state unit and appointed former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda chairperson of the election management committee.Congress president Sonia Gandhi also appointed Hooda the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader, and by virtue of that leader of opposition in the state assembly, Congress general secretary in-charge of Haryana Ghulam Nabi Azad announced. He was addressing a press conference here with general secretary organisation K C Venugopal by his side. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Selja, 56, is a former Union minister and known for being close to Sonia Gandhi. While she takes Ashok Tanwar’s place as Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Hooda will replace CLP leader Kiran Choudhary. Tanwar, who finds himself out of favour, is known to be close to Rahul Gandhi. He had been state unit chief since 2014. The Hooda faction had been demanding a change in the Haryana Congress leadership ahead of the assembly polls in October this year. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHis supporters wanted 71-year-old Hooda to be installed as the new Congress chief in Haryana. However, the party leadership was not inclined to do so and wanted to replace Tanwar, a Dalit, with a Dalit. Therefore, according to sources, the decision to finalise Rajya Sabha MP Selja. The party’s decision to give Hooda the responsibility of leading the election charge follows his August 18 ‘Maha Parivartan Rally’ in Rohtak when he declared that the Congress had “lost direction”. Asked about Hooda’s remarks and the factionalism plaguing the Haryana unit of the party, Azad said all that was in the past and a new beginning had been made with the appointments. Pressed further, Azad said Hooda had been given the responsibility now. If the party had lost direction, he can bring it on the right path, he said. On the delay in appointments, Azad said, “Better late than never.” “This (post of election management committee chief) is very important as in the next few days Haryana elections are likely to be announced,” Azad said. Azad also listed the various development works carried out in Haryana under Hooda’s tenure from 2005-2014. A lot of work was done for Dalits and farmers, he said. In terms of per capita income and investment, Haryana was number 1 under Hooda’s tenure, Azad said, adding that the state had became a hub of health, education and sports. “Considering all this, he (Hooda) has been given the job during elections. All senior leaders of the states will fight the BJP together,” he asserted. Azad hit out at the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, alleging that the state lagged behind on all counts, including law and order. “There have been various atrocities against Dalits in Haryana. I have full confidence that the entire team will fight together to defeat the BJP,” he said. During his rally in Rohtak, Hooda had given a warning to the Congress party for a leadership change, while supporting the Modi government’s move to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. It was also being speculated that Hooda could quit the party.last_img read more

Labatt Breweries of Canada plans 460M investment for competitive edge

first_imgTORONTO – Labatt Breweries of Canada says it is investing $460 million between 2017 and 2020 to enhance its operations and help boost growth.The maker of popular brands such as Labatt Blue, Budweiser and Alexander Keith’s says the figure includes $62.2 million towards brewery operations this year.Each of Labatt’s six breweries has already received at least $19 million in recent years, as it invested $546 million in capital improvements between 2011 and 2016.The company says this investment in new technology and equipment should help it increase production of new and innovative products, as consumer tastes develop and demand is rising for different kinds of beverages.The investments are not expected to result in new jobs or layoffs.Labatt employs more than 3,500 people in Canada and will celebrate its 170th year this fall.“We’ve been steadfast in our commitment to brewing great tasting high quality beer, so with these investments we are enhancing our operations to support further growth for the next 170 years,” said Charlie Angelakos, the company’s vice president of legal and corporate affairs.Labatt — once an independent giant in Canada’s beer industry — was bought in 1995 by a Belgian group that has continued to grow by buying and merging with other companies around the world. The group, now called Anheuser-Busch InBev, last year bought the world’s second-biggest beermaker SABMiller for a combined one-third of the global beer market.AB InBev and SABMiller own hundreds of brands, including Budweiser, Corona, Grolsch, Stella Artois and Labatt.In Canada, the beer market has long been dominated by Molson Coors and AB InBev, through its ownership of Labatt, although the two beer giants have increasingly been challenged by the popularity of smaller local craft brewers.Earlier this summer, beer rival Molson Coors announced plans to spend up to $500 million to build a new brewery in the city, instead of at its original location, which opened in 1786.Labatt has been moving to buy up craft beers, including Shock Top and the 2015 purchase of Toronto’s Mill Street Brewery, its sixth acquisition of a North American craft brewer since 2011. The company now operates three stand-alone craft brewers.Labatt announced a US$350-million deal with the Mark Anthony Group to buy the Canadian rights to Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Okanagan Cider and ownership of the Turning Point Brewery in British Columbia, which brews Stanley Park beers, giving the company a bigger stake in both the growing pre-mixed drinks and ciders markets, which have been growing in popularity.last_img read more

NBC has best ratings week for a network in 2 months

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago.NBC was led, as is typical during the summer months, by “America’s Got Talent.” The competition show was seen by 11.8 million people last week, more than four million more than anything else on television, the Nielsen company said.Joining favourites like “American Ninja Warrior” and “World of Dance,” NBC added a new competition series in “Making It,” a crafting show co-hosted by former “Parks and Recreation” co-stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. Its audience of 5.2 million people made it the most-watched new series of the summer, Nielsen said.Football, which will be a mainstay of broadcast network schedules through January, started its preseason with the Hall of Fame game, seen by 6.8 million people on NBC.NBC averaged 4.7 million viewers for the week, CBS had 3.8 million, ABC had 3.1 million, Fox had 1.9 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo has 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million and the CW had 840,000.Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.34 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.58 million, USA had 1.38 million, HGTV had 1.36 million and Hallmark had 1.1 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.8 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.4 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.5 million.For the week of July 30-Aug. 5, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 11.83 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.54 million; NFL Exhibition Football: Chicago vs. Baltimore, NBC, 6.77 million; “NFL Preseason Kickoff,” NBC, 6.57 million; “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 5.96 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 5.86 million; “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 5.62 million; “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 5.57 million; “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.55 million; “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 5.5 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.comlast_img read more

Graphic designer wins Nitsopoulos Award

Tiffany Howes is the winner of this year’s Nitsopoulos Family Entrepreneurship Award. The young graphic designer is seen here with the decal she created for the bar at the downtown nightclub, Stella’s.Tiffany Howes won’t find it difficult to spend $10,000.As the winner of this year’s Nitsopoulos Family Entrepreneurship Award, Howes will use the cash infusion that comes with the honour to pay off loans and other start-up costs incurred when she founded Electric Jam, her graphic and web design business, in January.Brushing up on web code, search engine optimization, advertising and marketing Electric Jam will also get a bit more attention now.“I need a lot more exposure in Niagara,” said Howes, who graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2011. “Just because I’m here doing work doesn’t mean people know I exist.”The Nitsopoulos Award, named after prominent local hotelier Angelo Nitsopoulos, is meant to boost fledgling businesses started by Brock graduates in Niagara and encourage the young entrepreneurs to stay in the region after graduation.Nitsopoulos sits on the awards selection committee and said Howes’s application stood out from the other four candidates this year because she made it very clear where she wants to live and work.“She was very committed to building her business and staying in Niagara,” Nitsopoulos said. “She had some skin in the game and we felt she would be the one to survive and stay in Niagara.”This is the sixth year the awards have been handed out and Nitsolpoulos noted that all of the past recipients are still in business and in the region.“They’re all successful,” he said. “Keeping young people here in Niagara is important.”Howes began making her mark in graphic design while attending Brock, doing design work for the Brock Press and the University’s radio station, CFBU. She also donated her talents to create promotional materials for local art shows in which she was often an exhibitor.“That was the neat thing about going to Brock,” Howes said. “Even though I was learning and practising fine arts, I was doing graphic design for the Brock Press and the radio station.”But it was the process of applying for the Nitsopoulos award that really cemented what Howes wants to do with Electric Jam.Contenders have to present their case for candidacy in writing and in person to a review committee.“It was a lot of work and I appreciate that because it makes you re-think your direction and re-think what you thought you knew,” Howes said. “Coming from the creative side, I don’t have as much of a business background. I need to make up for this side that I’ve never been trained in and (the committee members) are all professionals.” read more

Boue toxique lécosystème de la rivière Marcal détruit retour en images

first_imgBoue toxique : l’écosystème de la rivière Marcal détruit, retour en imagesHongrie – Malgré les barrages mis en place par les pompiers, la coulée de boue toxique libérée par une usine d’aluminium hongroise a atteint la rivière Marcal qui se déverse dans la Raba, un affluent direct du Danube. Cette rivière est aujourd’hui considérée comme “morte”.Les boues rouges toxiques se sont déversées directement dans la Marcal, détruisant totalement son écosystème. La rivière est morte après que le taux alcalin très élevé a tout tué. “Tous les poissons sont morts et nous n’avons pas pu sauver la végétation non plus (…) La Marcal a reçu sa peine de mort quand la boue rouge y a déferlé par le ruisseau Torna”, a annoncé ce jeudi 7 octobre le chef régional des services anticatastrophes, Tibor Dobson. “Nous avons essayé de diminuer le taux alcalin de la Marcal sur plusieurs points avec du plâtre et de l’acide, mais en vain” a-t-il déploré avant de souligner que l’objectif majeur était désormais de ramener le taux alcalin sous 9% dans la Raba et le Danube pour tenter de sauver les écosystèmes qu’ils abritent.Au vu de la rapidité à laquelle la boue toxique a anéanti la rivière Marcal, c’est une menace de terrible catastrophe écologique qui pèse sur la faune et la flore du deuxième plus long fleuve d’Europe.L’accident s’est produit lundi après la rupture d’un réservoir d’une usine de fabrication de bauxite-aluminium à Ajka. Plus d’un million de mètres cubes de boue rouge mélangée à de l’eau ont déferlé sur les villages voisins dont les centaines d’habitants ont été évacués, pour ne sans doute jamais revenir.Retour sur la catastrophe en images : 7 octobre 2010 à 15:55 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more