BJPs victory possible due to Advani Modi

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory in the Lok Sabha elections was possible because of the work done by party veteran L.K. Advani. “The BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people,” Modi tweeted after meeting Advani at the latter’s residence. Modi was accompanied by BJP President Amit Shah. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Later, the Prime Minister met another party veteran, Murli Manohar Joshi, whom he praised for his contribution to the Indian education system. “Murli Manohar Joshi is a scholar and intellectual par excellence. His contribution towards improving Indian education is remarkable. He has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas including me. Met him this morning and sought his blessings,” he said. Modi shared the pictures of his meetings with Advani and Joshi on Twitter. The BJP on Thursday recorded a stunning victory in the Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Taylor Swift To Rock Kensington Palace For Charity

first_imgWhat better way to support Centrepoint’s mission to end youth homelessness and build a brighter future for homeless young people? Centrepoint provides a safe place to live for more than 1,000 young people, aged 16-25, every year in London and the North East of England.Source:Centrepoint Some of the world’s biggest music stars are supporting homeless young people with a show at Kensington Palace.Seven time Grammy winning superstar Taylor Swift and rock legend Jon Bon Jovi will appear at the Centrepoint’s second Winter Whites Gala on Tuesday 26 November 2013, performing to just 200 people. The Duke of Cambridge will be in attendance.Black tie concert tickets for this glittering gala evening include:
• Headline performances by Jon Bon Jovi and Grammy winner Taylor Swift
• Speeches and awards
• Exceptional buffet 
• Auction hosted by a celebrity guest
• Carriages from 11.30pm
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Online Auction Gives Sweet Relief To Musicians In Need

first_imgHere’s your chance to help a musician in need by bidding on some incredible auction items.Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, Healing Musicians in Need. We all have received so much out of music, it’s time to give a little back!Among the items up for auction are a script from the hit TV show Castle signed by Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, a book signed by Aaron Neville, guitars signed by Joe Bonamassa and Panic! At The Disco, the chance to meet Christina Perri, Boyz II Men and Rick Springfield, and much more.To make a bid or find out more, click here.last_img read more

Agency to investigate possible freight rail problems in Vancouver

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. — The National Transportation Agency will investigate possible problems with freight train service issues in the Vancouver area including whether rail companies are fulfilling their obligations.The agency said in a news release Monday that it’s the first time it is using its new authority to launch such an investigation, which will also determine whether there was discriminatory treatment of certain commodities.Agency chairman Scott Streiner says it will hold public hearings, allowing parties to submit evidence and offer suggestions on how things could be improved.The agency says hearings will be held at the end of January and give railway companies and shipper groups an opportunity to provide evidence.The Forests Products Association of Canada says it welcomes the investigation, adding that rail delays last year cost the forest sector over $500 million.No one from Canadian Pacific Railway could immediately be reached for comment, but a Canadian National Railway statement says the company will co-operate fully and that the investigation should take into account the full supply chain and dozens of players involved late last year,“CN acted swiftly and efficiently to serve its customers during this period and played its role in moving record volumes through Vancouver’s complex and multi-commodity supply chain,” the statement said. “During this period, CN moved 10 per cent more freight through Vancouver than last year.”The agency says it concluded an investigation would be appropriate based on information received from shipper associations and other parties.It requested authorization from Transport Minister Marc Garneau and says it was given approval for the investigation by him on Friday.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Senior UN aid official visits Central African town beset by recent violence

Catherine Bragg, the UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, yesterday toured Birao, where armed rebels burned more than 600 homes and forced nearly 4,000 people out of their homes and into surrounding bush areas during two separate attacks in June.“I start my visit here in compassion and solidarity with people of this town who have suffered from the effects of recent ethnically motivated violence and to see for myself the scope of the humanitarian situation,” she said, according to a press release issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).“I am deeply concerned by the limited protection of populations that has led to the displacement of many families and the insecurity that is hampering the work of the humanitarian organizations.”Ms. Bragg, who was accompanied by Rima Salah, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for the UN Mission in the CAR and Chad (MINURCAT), met with local authorities in Birao, internally displaced persons (IDPs), aid workers and MINURCAT forces.Close to the border with both Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan, Birao is extremely isolated and difficult for aid workers to reach, especially in the annual rainy season, when the dilapidated roads become impassable.The clashes last month are part of a resurgence in violence and displacement across the north of the CAR, one of the poorest countries in the world.Ms. Bragg, who is also Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will travel to Bangui, Kabo and Paoua during the remainder of her visit, and she is slated to meet with Central African Prime Minister Faustin-Archange Touadera and other senior Government officials. 27 July 2009A senior United Nations humanitarian official has kicked off a five-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) by visiting a north-eastern town that last month was the scene of deadly inter-ethnic violence that also displaced several thousand inhabitants. read more

Dangerous day on the roads

Friday started with a deadly crash on the 403 — and ended with a head on collision in the east end. It was a dangerous day on the roads in and around Hamilton.Congestion. Closures. And chaos. Those were the conditions on Hamilton roads.Just after 7 o’clock, police were called to Mountain Brow near Limeridge Road East after reports of a head on collision. One man was arrested for impaired driving, while another man was treated for minor injuries.And a 32-year-old man was taken to hospital after being hit by a car just after 6 o’clock. The victim was unconscious when paramedics arrived. Police closed off the intersection while officers continued there investigation. The female driver was also looked at by paramedics after going into shock.Just before the rush hour began. Motorists on Centennial Parkway were at a stand still after a van slammed into a hydro pole knocking it down. Hydro crews showed up on the scene along with police. The scene was cleared just before six o’clock.And all lanes on the 403 were closed for much of the day after a fatal car crash. The accident happened around 10 in the morning. A 59-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene after her pickup truck rear ended a tractor trailer. In this particular accident, drivers of both the pickup and semi were not hurt. The male pickup driver however was taken in for questioning. Police say the investigation is ongoing and there is no word yet one whether any charges will be laid. read more

Haiti plays UNorganized national reconciliation soccer match against Brazil

“That’s the spirit of soccer! And it is this spirit that we will need if we want to build a new Haiti,” he said in a videotaped message to a standing room-only crowd of some 15,000 that included President Lula da Silva of Brazil.The match in the Sylvio Cantor Stadium in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, was organized by the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Last week the MINUSTAH Force Commander, Gen. Augusto Heleno Rebeiro Pereira of Brazil, appealed to Haitians to support the “peace and reconciliation” game.Mr. Annan said: “Haiti knows it can count on Brazil’s friendship, its football stars, its UN peacekeepers, and above all, of its President Lula da Silva.”The Secretary-General voiced appreciation to them “for giving of their time and talent so generously and for helping Haiti in this difficult moment in its history.”He ended with a Haitian thank-you: “Mesi ampil.” read more

Ford to invest £70 million in Bridgend engine plant

Ford is investing £70 million at its Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce next generation low CO2 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engines. The additional investment, which includes £13.4m of support from the Welsh Assembly government, will boost the plant’s production capacity to 1,000,000 units a year. This year employment rose to over 2,000 for the first time in the plant’s 28-year history. The new 1.6-litre engines will go into production within two years and will be among the first of a new generation of global petrol engines, known as EcoBoost. EcoBoost engines will join the existing Ford Econetic range of diesel-engined vehicles. The new engines are expected to provide up to 20% better fuel economy and 15% lower CO2 emissions. “The continued investment in UK manufacturing by vehicle and engine manufacturers is good news for the local economy,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The UK produced over three million engines in 2007 and is an important contributor to the economy.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Carmelo Anthony Shocks Fans With Acting Job

Carmelo Anthony has been awarded the honor of having his image in wax at famed Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York. On his visit to see the piece, the New York Knicks’ star forward posed as himself and “came to life,” stunning passersby.The wax likeness  bears an uncanny resemblance to Anthony – from its tattoos, headband and sleeves and facial features.Anthony decided to put on his Knicks uniform and pose, stiff as a board before shocking visitors by addressing them.“Hey! Hey!’ he yelled at a man who came in trying to block wax Anthony’s shot. He scared t a young couple just as they get close to him.“I do some acting but that was probably one of the toughest acting jobs to do,” Anthony said,  “cause it is right on the spot.”Anthony’s acting roes nclude spots on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, and Sesame Street with teammate Amar’e StoudemireMelo joins New York sports stars Derek Jeter, David Wright and Eli Manning in the museum’s “Sports Zone” which also includes Michael Jordan and Serena Williams among others.Watch the video: read more

The Angels Want Ohtani On The Field This Year Will That Cost

2018Recovering0.70.7 20201.61.61.6 July 20182018-19 OFFSEASONDOESN’T HAVE SURGERY Returning to the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup following a monthlong injury layoff, Shohei Ohtani finally reminded everyone last Sunday night why he ranks among baseball’s most electrifying players. Pinch-hitting against the crosstown rival Dodgers in the seventh inning, Ohtani blasted a 2-2 fastball from JT Chargois 443 feet to center field, giving the Angels what eventually proved to be a decisive lead in the game. Batting WARSurgery in … Pitching WARSurgery in … 20191.5*0.4*1.1 2018RecoveringRecoveringRecovering SeasonJuly 20182018-19 OFFSEASONDOESN’T HAVE SURGERY SeasonJuly 20182018-19 OFFSEASONDOESN’T HAVE SURGERY Total WARSurgery in … 2019RecoveringRecovering2.0 20201.21.21.2 Ohtani’s ability to crush those towering homers while also slinging nasty splitters is what makes him unprecedented in the modern game. At the time of the arm injury that shut him down in early June, he ranked among the American League’s best dozen or so hitters and pitchers on the season. However, that injury — a ligament strain to Ohtani’s pitching elbow — has limited him to “just” hitting for the foreseeable future. Since Ohtani throws right-handed but hits lefty, he can swing the bat without putting much strain on his damaged elbow.Ohtani has since slid back into LA’s lineup as its regular designated hitter, batting in seven straight games for the first time all season.1When Ohtani was pitching roughly every seven days, he would be held out of the lineup in those games plus usually two or three others per week. And that appears to be how the Angels are handling Ohtani’s recovery for now, using him only as a hitter and hoping that a combination of rest and platelet-rich plasma therapy can heal his arm and help him avoid the dreaded Tommy John surgery, which could take him out of action as a pitcher for years.The hitting half of Ohtani is still pretty valuable by itself, and there’s some chance he could return to the mound without needing surgery. But Los Angeles may also just be delaying the inevitable, as injections like the ones Ohtani is getting don’t always successfully stave off Tommy John in the end. (Indeed, Ohtani already underwent the same treatment for a less severe UCL sprain last fall, only to have the injury re-emerge.) With the Angels’ playoff chances all but dried up this year, is it worth it to run him out at half strength for the rest of his rookie campaign? Or should they just call it a season and schedule the operation to fully repair his damaged elbow? Ohtani’s unprecedented ability has given Los Angeles an unprecedented front-office dilemma.Having Ohtani back certainly improves the Angels’ short-term outlook, since the team looked lost without him for most of June. On June 6, the day of Ohtani’s last start, Los Angeles was 35-28 with a 39 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to The Baseball Gauge. By the time he returned, they’d fallen to 43-42 with a 7 percent playoff probability. It wasn’t all due to Ohtani’s absence — teammates like Andrelton Simmons and Andrew Heaney also fell off pace after hot starts — but losing a player with his unique production abilities didn’t help. According to an average of the metrics found at Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs, Ohtani has been worth 2.0 combined wins above replacement as a hitter and pitcher in 50 games of action this season, which is roughly what we’d expect from one solid starter over the course of an entire season.By now, though, Ohtani’s contributions may be too little, too late to save the Angels’ season. As of Tuesday afternoon, they sat fourth in the AL West, 14 games behind the division-leading Astros and 10 games back in the wild-card race. Most likely, any playing time Ohtani gets from here on out this season will be to get him more reps against MLB pitching (no small consideration) and improve his Rookie of the Year candidacy, not to power an epic playoff push. Because of this, the Angels have come under some criticism on social media for putting off Ohtani’s Tommy John surgery for the sake of batting him during what’s likely a lost season.We can do some rough math to map out the options for Ohtani and the Angels. According to this database of Tommy John surgeries collected by Jon Roegele, the median time for a hitter to return to his previous level of competition after the procedure is 11 months, and the median for pitchers is 15 months. That means that, looking at the regular season only, if Ohtani had surgery now, he could expect to return as a batter in June 2019 and as a two-way player for the start of the 2020 season. If he delays surgery to the offseason, though, he’d miss all but the final month of 2019 as a hitter, though he’d still return as a pitcher in time for the start of the 2020 season.(Obviously, these are just the median outcomes — a quarter of position players recover in under 10 months, while 25 percent of pitchers take more than 20 months to return. But these numbers do help give a sense of the recovery times involved for most players who undergo Tommy John surgery.)If we combine those time frames with a simple age progression on Ohtani’s projected regular-season hitting and pitching WAR,2An admitted simplification of things, since it assumes the injury can only affect his performance by keeping him off the field entirely, not by reducing his effectiveness when he does play. we can come up with an estimate of how much value Ohtani figures to add over the next three seasons, depending on when (or if) he elects to go under the knife: What should Ohtani and the Angels do?Shohei Ohtani’s expected wins above replacement by when or if he has Tommy John surgery, based on median recovery periods for pitchers and hitters 3-year total4.33.96.6 * Partial season.Estimates are based on Tom Tango’s WARcel projection method and use the median recovery periods for Tommy John surgery patients who were hitters (11 months) and pitchers (15 months).Sources:, FanGraphs, Jon Roegele, At a first glance, the difference between the two Tommy John-related strategies is small (just 0.4 WAR), and that’s assuming that Ohtani does eventually need surgery. The ideal scenario, of course, is one where Ohtani the pitcher comes back without needing surgery and the Angels reap the benefits of Ohtani the hitter in the meantime. This outcome would have an expected value of 6.6 total WAR over the next three seasons, dwarfing the expectation if they shelved him right now. It’s a gamble with considerable upside.Research shows that the plasma injections can keep a player out from under the knife between about 40 and 65 percent of the time. For simplicity’s sake, let’s treat that as a 50-50 shot. Baking in that estimated 50 percent chance of Ohtani’s elbow recovering without surgery, we’d expect the non-surgery choice to deliver an overall expected value of 5.2 WAR — that’s just the average of the delayed-surgery and no-surgery scenarios.Of course, the calculations change a bit if we lower the odds of not needing surgery (dropping them to 40 percent would mean weighting the average toward the delayed-surgery numbers, which would bring his expected value down to 5.0 WAR), or if we account for the fact that LA’s wins over the rest of this season come with lower championship leverage than they might in future seasons, due to the Angels’ poor chances of making the playoff at the moment. The last time the Angels had a comparable playoff probability at this stage of a season, their average play was only 35 percent as impactful as the typical opening-day play.But even if we reduce Ohtani’s hitting WAR over the rest of 2018 by that factor and assign a mere 40 percent chance he won’t need surgery, the expected three-year value of LA’s wait-and-see approach comes out to 4.5 WAR, essentially the same as the expected value of his having surgery right now (4.3 WAR). And again, that’s assuming the least-favorable rate of success for the non-surgical approach, which might be underselling its effectiveness.In other words, the Angels are probably making the right call with Ohtani at the moment. It feels strange to only use half of Ohtani’s incredible skill set, particularly with LA’s playoff chances on life support, and it certainly isn’t exactly what the Angels were envisioning when they paid a $20 million posting fee for Ohtani last December. But it’s a good quandary to have — if he was an ordinary pitcher, this wouldn’t even be a debate. By putting off surgery for now, they’ve given Ohtani’s arm a chance to heal without necessarily losing his services for a year (or more) while also giving his bat a chance to develop further (remember, he just turned 24).And if nothing else, it also gives us a chance to see more weird, puppet-based depictions of his home runs: read more

Redpath launches dedicated coal division with major project announcement

first_imgRedpath, one of the world’s leading mining contractors, has launched its dedicated Australian coal mining division as it aims to position itself as one of the country’s leading mining contractors. This coincides with Redpath Australia’s first dedicated coal mining contract, a major coal drivage operation based in central Queensland. This project was won on the back of Redpath’s innovative work on the Kestrel Mine Extension (KME) project which is located near Emerald in Queensland.According to Rob Nichols, CEO of Redpath Australia, Redpath aims to use its extensive metalliferous, raiseboring and civil mining experience to apply new concepts and innovations to its coal service offering, with the aim of making serious inroads into the sector.“Developing a dedicated coal mining operation has been a long term goal for Redpath as we look to establish ourselves as a full turnkey service mining contractor,” said Nichols. “We have already trialled some exciting innovations at the KME project to great success, and we look forward to driving new thoughts and ideas into the coal sector.”An example of Redpath’s innovative approach to coal mining includes the unique sliding floor technology it developed for the KME project. By using hydraulic rams to move the floor in a caterpillar like sequence to allow it to act as a base for the bridge conveyor and ventilation duct installation and extension systems, the system reduces the potential risks for accidents and ensured that Redpath’s contribution to the KME project was without incident.“We developed the sliding floor specifically for the KME project and it is just one example of the innovative new direction we are looking to take the company,” said Nichols. “We took an innovative approach to the KME project, which was the key to us securing our first contract in coal, which we expect to be part of even further growth for Redpath over the coming months.”The new contract requires 12.5 km of coal drivage mining to be completed over two years, equating to 180 m/week with 77 personnel operating the site.According to Gavin Ramage, the newly appointed General Manager for Coal at Redpath Australia, while ambitious, the new project’s targets are achievable as he looks to raise the bar for Australian contract mining performance and safety.“We are more than confident that we can deliver as promised within two years thanks to our strong internal structure and safety management systems,” said Ramage.“This is the first of a number of new projects that we are looking to secure and despite only just launching, our coal division is already looking to drive some serious growth for the company in 2012 and beyond,” he added.Redpath is working on a number of potential coal projects which will be announced in the coming months.last_img read more

Worlds Longest 3DPrinted Bridge Unveiled in China

first_imgStay on target China’s First Cloned Kitten Created By Beijing-Based CompanyWatch: Monkey Uses Rock to Shatter Glass Enclosure at China Zoo Don’t let the humble appearance of this new pedestrian bridge fool you. It’s actually kind of a big deal. This is now the world’s longest 3D-printed bridge.The 86-foot long pedestrian bridge, located in Shanghai, was created by a team from the Tsinghua University School of Architecture in Beijing. Its design was inspired by China’s longest-standing bridge, the 1,400-year-old Anji Bridge in Hebei Province.Thanks to the marvel of 3D-printed concrete, this new structure took just 450 hours to complete. The bridge wasn’t printed a single, continuous mass. It was assembled from 112 separate sections: 44 that make up the deck and 34 for each of the undulating sides.Building the bridge from pre-printed sections didn’t just save time. It also saved money. According to its designers, building the bridge from 3d-printed sections reduced construction costs by more than 30 percent.A 1/4 scale model was created first to test the strength of the design. It passed with flying colors, with a yield strength of 9,425psi.In the past few years, China has completed several other significant bridges.One, of course, is the glass-bottomed marvel that spans two peaks in the Avatar mountains. The 300-meter bridge hangs 180 meters above the ground.Its laminated glass deck is sturdy enough to support a car full of people and can withstand multiple blows from a sledgehammer, but authorities have enforced a daily limit of 8,000 visitors. You know, just to be safe.Then there’s the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in China’s Greater Bay Area. Planning for the Bridge began way back in 2003. Fifteen years later, the bridge was finally completed at a total construction cost of just over $7.5 billion.At 34 miles long, it’s the world’s sixth longest bridge (trailing four others in China and one in Taiwan). And one interesting note about the bridge is that vehicles drive on the right while traveling through the Chinese portion of the bridge and on left when driving in Hong Kong and Macau.More on Company Debuts ‘World’s Cheapest Electric Car’World’s First Underground Luxury Hotel Opens in ChinaChina Preps 5G Coverage for World’s Longest Sea Bridgelast_img read more

I just want to be happy Rossi

first_imgThe Italian player remembers how he grew up loving football and the way he made it part of his day to day life.Giuseppe Rossi started playing professionally in 2004 with Manchester United. He then moved onto play with Newcastle United, Parma, Villarreal, Fiorentina, Levante, and Celta.He retired in the 2017-2018 season after just nine games with Genoa in the Italian Lega Serie A.But former Italy forward has explained how football came into his life.“I remember after a game when I was 16 [and playing for Parma’s youth team] a person approached me with a pin in his hands and he gave it to me and he says: ‘Look down. This is the team that I work for and we are very interested in you,’” he told ESPN.“I looked down and it was the Manchester United pin and inside of me I was like: ‘Oh my gosh this is something crazy.’ So I went home. I talked to my father and it all started from there.”“I am here today loving the game as much as I did as when I was a kid,” he says.“The passion I have for the game came from my father.”“One hundred percent. He was born in Italy. He was a huge Milan fan and I grew up being a Milan fan also,” he explained.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We used to wake up at 9 o’clock in the morning every Sunday, catch the games, go out in the backyard every day, kick the ball around.”“He used to come back from work for lunch, put a couple of cones around and I would always be dribbling in between them, I was two years old, so it was in my blood since I was that young,” Rossi continued.“I love this game too much. I have sacrificed too much for this game. Not just me, my whole family, and I don’t want to let anybody down. I don’t want to let them down.”“I don’t want to let myself down. This is what I love to do. This is what I love to do,” he explained.“You get knocked down, once, twice, three, four times, whatever it was during my career but I’ve always had that mentality to come back, to continue competing at a high level and that’s what I’m here to do today.”🇬🇧 1 Coppa di Lega🏅 Miglior Giovane dell’Anno di Premier del 2005⚽ Capocannoniere Olimpiadi 2008🎂 @GiuseppeRossi22 compie 32 anni. Auguri Pepito!#SkySport— Sky Sport (@SkySport) February 1, 2019last_img read more

Britany Missick is the New Junior Tourism Minister for the Turks and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBritany Missick is the New Junior Tourism Minister for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Missick came out on top after competing among other youths from different high schools across the island at last Friday’s Youth Conference held at the Regent Palms on Provo, where they presented their speeches on the role of social media in promoting the TCI. The winner of the competition was automatically declared Junior Tourism Minister. Misick who is a student of TCIPS Comprehensive High School on Provo, will succeed Willandra Elliot and will ultimately represent the TCI at next year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO’s) Regional Youth Conference. The Premier who was present at the conference congratulated the new Junior Minister and says he looks forward to working closely with her. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

CWC18 Al Ain wants to be a great host

first_imgThe Emirati club is playing for the first time in the FIFA Club World Cup and they hope to get far in the tournamentUnited Arab Emirates’ club Al Ain is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and they want to do it with style.The team will take part in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup which starts on Wednesday, December 12.Known as The Boss, this team is based in the city of Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.The club was founded in 1968 and is celebrating its 50 anniversary this year.With 34 official championships, Al-Ain is one of the biggest clubs in the Emirates, having won the local tournament 13 times.videoOFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.They have only won the AFC Champions League once.Being the local team, they will surely be well-supported during their 2018 FIFA Club World Cup participation.Like all hosts, they will battle for a ticket to the Quarter-Finals in the Playoff match against New Zealand’s Team Wellington on December 12th.#CWC18: Get to know @alainfcae_en – The Emirati club is playing for the first time in the @ClubWorldCups and they hope to get far in the tournament.— (@ronaldocomint) December 8, 2018last_img read more

The Press Association reports a 08 mean gender pay gap

first_imgThe Press Association has reported a 0.8% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017.The media organisation has reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.The Press Association’s median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017 is 0.5%.Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid in the year to 5 April 2017 is 28.5%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus payments is 0. Over this period, 69.9% of female employees received a bonus payment compared to 70.5% of male employees.More than a third (34.3%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at The Press Association are female, compared to 37.5% in the second quartile, 39.4% in the third quartile and 33.3% in the lowest pay quartile.The Press Association’s workforce comprises 36% female employees and 64% male employees.last_img read more

Radhika Apte shows off her B tattoo in a bold thighhigh slit

first_imgRadhika ApteVarinder ChawlaActress Radhika Apte, on Tuesday (April 30) night, grabbed many eyeballs with her bold red carpet appearance at the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2019 in Mumbai.Wearing a sheer thigh-high slit silver gown by ace designer Manish Malhotra, Radhika turned many heads when she walked down the red carpet to pose for the photographs. But what caught the attention of many, was her ‘B’ letter tattoo on her left thigh, which could be scribbled after the initials of her husband Benedict Taylor.Radhika and Benedict, who is a London-based musician, married in 2012 and the couple had been balancing their long-distance marriage by taking out some time to meet each other.In her earlier interview, Radhika had said that either she flies off to London or her husband comes to India to meet her. She said that they are committed to being together for a few days every month and sometimes they cancel their other plans to make that happen.””There have been times when it turns into a month-and-a-half due to our schedules, but we don’t ever stretch it beyond that. If you really want to be with somebody, you make that effort; it automatically becomes a priority. And it’s very intuitive, it’s what we need, and what we want to do,” Radhika had told the fashion magazine.Not many people would know about Radhika’s relationship status and many feel that the actress is still single. For the uninitiated, Radhika had tied the knot with Benedict one year right after the release of her debut film Shor In My City.Radhika and Benedict had met through common friends eight years ago. They hit it off and soon culminated their relationship into marriage. It was a registered marriage.last_img read more

Trans woman shot while grappling gun from man in Detroit gas station

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Police released a statement to local Michigan news station, MLive, stating that the suspect fled after the shot was fired. The injury is not fatal and the woman is being treated at a local hospital. But police are looking for help on identifying the suspect. They are also investigating whether this is classified as a hate crime. [embedded content]Violence across the countryViolence against trans people – and trans women of color in particular – is an epidemic in the US. In 2017, at least 28 transgender people died due to fatal violence against them, and at least 16 people having died so far in 2018 (27 July 2018). This violence comes in the same week as police in Portland arrested 38-year-old Timothy Emmett Walsh for attacking a transgender woman. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A trans woman was shot after wrestling with a man over a gun in a gas station in Detroit, USA. CCTV from the station shows the terrifying scenes as the victim – whose name has not been released by police – attempts to grapple the weapon away. Moments after the footage, she is shot and wounded. The victim, 25, said she was walking down the road with friends as the man rode past on a bicycle. He then stopped to make offensive comments, referring to her as ‘a man in women’s clothing’, as well as ones about her sexual orientation. The woman responded, before she was punched in the face multiple times by Walsh, who then rode away. Sergeant Peter Simpson of the Portland police confirmed that the victim identified as a trans woman to the Police Bureau.Walsh has now been charged of Assault in the Fourth Degree and Intimidation in the Second Degree.More from Gay Star News:Two men charged in cruel armed robbery for shooting a trans womanThousands of trans people turned away from voting in Pakistan’s electionsTrans woman who works as a scavenger has dream wedding in BrazilGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Shocking CCTV footage shows trans woman shot in the back during robbery11th trans woman murdered in US this year after fatal shootingTrans killings are at an all time high in the US in 2017Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Upsurge in flu cases

first_imgHealth authorities have seen an increase in cases of flu this past week, it emerged on Monday.According to Maria Koliou, assistant director of the Makarios hospital paediatric clinic, eight out of ten cases going through medical centres concern the subtype H1N1.Koliou said there has been one serious case, which required treatment at Nicosia general hospital.She said there was a possibility for an upsurge of seasonal flu in coming days but there was no cause for concern.Koliou, however, urged vulnerable groups to get their flu shots, stressing that it was the best protection.Also referred to as swine flu, H1N1 caused a global pandemic in 2009. It is currently a regular flu virus that circulates worldwide.Meanwhile, the ‘health minister’ in northern Cyprus Omer Gur announced that the north has seen five incidents thus far.“There is nothing to cause alarm,” he was reported by Turkish Cypriot media as saying.“The H1N1 virus can now be considered a seasonal flu.”Still, he urged parents whose children are sick not to send them to school, and people who feel sick themselves to not go to work or wear a mask.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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