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first_imgA married woman has accused Assam MLA Nizamuddin Choudhury of raping her thrice in southern Assam’s Hailakandi in May.The legislator, who represents the All India United Democratic Front from the Algapur Assembly seat, said it was a “cooked-up story.” The police have lodged an FIR against Mr. Choudhury and the woman’s husband Sajan Laskar.last_img

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first_imgSachin Tendulkar on Wednesday benefited from the review system he had been consistently opposing while his opening partner Virender Sehwag, a huge admirer of the DRS, did not in the World Cup semi-final against Pakistan at Mohali on Wednesday.Tendulkar, when on 23 in the 11th over of the Indian innings, was declared out leg before to Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal by umpire Ian Gould.He called for the Decision Review System and got the reprieve as the available technology showed the ball would have missed the leg stump after striking his pad. He was eventually out for 85 after living a charmed life.In the past, Tendulkar has consistently given a thumbs down to DRS, saying he was not fully convinced with the controversial referral system, after getting the wrong end of the stick during India’s tour to Sri Lanka in 2008.On India’s next visit to the Emerald island last year, Tendulkar had said that instead of DRS, he was more in favour of the usage of new ‘Hot-Spot’ technology which is an infra-red imaging system used in cricket to determine whether the ball has struck the batsman, bat or pad.”I am not fully convinced with the referral system (DRS). When I was here last time I was not convinced with many decisions. I did not feel comfortable, it was an experiment which I felt…,” Tendulkar had said after notching up his fifth double hundred in Tests in Colombo.”I would rather go with the Hot Spot because that establishes the contact between the bat and the bowl. That it is far better system according to me. The Hot Spot is much better,” he had added.advertisementHowever, the ‘Hot Spot’ technology is not in use in the World Cup.Sehwag, on the other hand, had expressed his total support to DRS in Mumbai on November 1 last year.”I am a big fan of the UDRS. I want it to be there for the India-New Zealand series, India-South Africa series and in the World Cup,” he had remarked.DRS failed to come to his rescue after Sehwag was declared leg before to Pakistan’s left arm swing bowler Wahab Riaz by umpire Simon Taufel. A review was called for by the swashbuckling opener only for the DRS to confirm he was out.Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who too had not favoured the system in the past, called for it when given out LBW off Riaz and failed to benefit.Prior to the opening match of the three-Test series against New Zealand at Ahmedabad, Dhoni had declared he would not support a life jacket if it was not accompanied by a warranty.”I personally feel it’s not cent per cent thing. I don’t think it gives cent percent result. It’s not always correct.If I am going to buy a life jacket which does not come with a warranty, that’s a bit of a hassle for me especially with the huge amount of money you have to spend for the DRS system coming into the game,” Dhoni had said on November 3.”I would prefer some kind of warranty behind it. (The) moment it comes, I would be happy for it,” he had remarked then.It is to be seen whether the Indian stalwarts will have a change of heart after what happened at Mohali.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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first_imgAustralian Nick Kyrgios has been fined $10,000 and may face further punishment for the insulting comment he directed at Swiss Stan Wawrinka during a match at the Rogers Cup, the ATP said on Thursday.Kyrgios took to Twitter and Facebook to apologise for the incident but it did not stop the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) from issuing the maximum fine allowed for such an offence.And the matter may not be done, as the ATP has not ruled out further action against Kyrgios.”Nick Kyrgios has been fined the maximum on site amount of $10,000 for an insulting comment he made to Stan Wawrinka,” an ATP said in a statement.”The ATP … is still reviewing that matter and additional penalties may be forthcoming.”Just a couple of hours after the ATP announced it would fine Kyrgios the 20-year-old player went into damage control mode.”I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the comments I made during the match last night vs Stan… http://t.co/WfFUnSQjYx Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 13, 2015He also posted the comment on Facebook, adding: “My comments were made in the heat of the moment and were unacceptable on many levels.Aslo read: Kyrgios courts more controversy after sledging Wawrinka “In addition to the private apology I’ve made, I would like to make a public apology as well. I take full responsibility for my actions and regret what happened.”The ATP took the action against Kyrgios for a comment picked up by a courtside microphone.advertisement”Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend,” Kyrgios said, referring to his Davis Cup team mate Thanasi Kokkinakis. “Sorry to tell you that, mate.”French Open champion Wawrinka, who separated from his wife last year, has been linked with Croatian WTA Tour player Donna Vekic, as has Kokkinakis.Also read: Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal win but other seeds tumble in Montreal Wawrinka did not appear to hear the comment at the time, but he was furious afterwards, calling at his official press conference and via Twitter for the ATP to take disciplinary action against Kyrgios.”What was said I wouldn’t say to my worst enemy. To stop so low is not only unacceptable but also beyond belief,” he tweeted.Kyrgios said after he had won the second-round match 6-7(8) 6-3 4-0, following Wawrinka’s retirement due to a back injury, that he had been responding to words from the two-time grand slam champion.”He was getting a bit lippy with me,” Kyrgios said of Wawrinka. “Kind of in the heat of the moment. I don’t know. I just said it.”last_img read more

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first_imgEngland recalled Jonny Bairstow to their One-day and Twenty20 squads on Monday following his outstanding form in the Test series win over Sri Lanka.The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 387 runs, including two centuries, and was named man of the series after the final Test at Lord’s ended in a draw .”I’m delighted to be back in the limited-overs squads. I feel like I’m striking the ball well,” Bairstow told reporters.”To be back in England and hit the ground running was the main aim. I wanted to back up the form I’ve shown for Yorkshire,” he added.”I felt like I had a few people to prove wrong. This series and in South Africa I think I’ve done that.”England coach Trevor Bayliss paid tribute to Bairstow’s contribution.”The form of Jonny Bairstow with the bat has been phenomenal. He’s really come of age and looks like he belongs here,” the Australian said.England named uncapped batsman Dawid Malan, fast bowler Tymal Mills and spinner Liam Dawson in the Twenty20 squad with test batsmen Joe Root and Alex Hales rested.The five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starts in Nottingham on June 21. The one-off T20 game is in Southampton on July 5.ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes.T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgBilled as the true story of the Champawat tiger-a prolific man-eater that Jim Corbett finally killed in 1907 after it was believed to have slain 436 people in India and Nepal-No Beast So Fierce is so devoid of content that it reads like something an Indian Administrative Service applicant might,Billed as the true story of the Champawat tiger-a prolific man-eater that Jim Corbett finally killed in 1907 after it was believed to have slain 436 people in India and Nepal-No Beast So Fierce is so devoid of content that it reads like something an Indian Administrative Service applicant might produce if commanded to vomit forth 300-odd pages.Author Dane Huckelbridge insists here and there that he trawled the many studies of tiger behaviour, colonial-era accounts of the beast he compares to a serial killer and that he travelled to India and Nepal where tigers have attacked and killed people in recent years, but it is painfully evident that he discovered next to nothing about the Champawat tiger and precious little about tigers in general.The text he has padded the book with is random, consists of uninteresting anecdotes, page-long passages borrowed from other (more interesting) books, and has employed the most flatulent, adjective-and-adverb-packed prose to stretch out his non-story.He cannot say anything without saying it a dozen times in a dozen different ways and most of what he says did not warrant mention in the first place. The simplest observations come with introductions, repetitions, explanations and recapitulations. Consider this utterly pointless and over weighted sentence as an example: “When untangling the skein of information regarding the Champawat, the unavoidable point of entry is the sheer number of its victims.” Stating the obvious is not an unusual crime, but surely here its commission is cynically premeditated-an insult to the reader. That sentence is only the introduction to several pages of similarly useless flab explicating, of all things, the size of the number 436! He actually writes, several times in rapid succession, that, in fact, 200 and 236 combine to form that sum; that it is nearly equivalent to the entire roster of America’s National Basketball Association; and why and how that number is both bigger than 400 and smaller than 500 (okay, that last bit is a minor exaggeration). And he cannot leave it without adding his inevitable fatuous recapitulation: “While comparing its statistics with modern-day professional sports teams’ numbers may border on the whimsical, the horror and trauma it would go on to cause for the inhabitants of western Nepal and the Kumaon division of northern India at the turn of the 20th century was viscerally and painfully real.”advertisementHe is not without accomplices in this crime against the English language, either. A morally bankrupt hack at HarperCollins has seen fit to describe this steaming pile of words as “equally comparable to Jaws as to Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard”-a true statement insofar as anything can be compared to things that are so much better that the comparison is laughable. And reviewers at prestigious publications including Scientific American, Nature and the Wall Street Journal purportedly called it “riveting,” “gripping” and “thrilling.”It is none of those things-unless you are thrilled to discover how far Huckelbridge is willing to go to meet his page quota.last_img read more

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first_imgMAC, April 30, 2014 zoom Fujian Mawei Shipyard in Fuzhou, China has successfully launched the Stanford Mustang, a 50m Anchor Handling Tug (AHT).The tug, owned by Stanford Marine, is equipped with a special low air draft design, to enable the safe passage below the bridges that connect offshore installations.The Stanford Mustang pertains to a MMC 950 design. The vessel has been purpose built for a contract in Qatar scheduled to start in June once the vessel is delivered.“This vessel demonstrates Marine Assets Corporation’s (MAC) ability to take specific client requirements, tailor the design and coordinate a timely and cost effective delivery to the new owner,” the company said in a release.last_img

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first_imgNova Scotia trade executive Kelly Carter will be honoured with the 2005 International Business Plan Award. Ms. Carter achieved the top mark across Canada in the International Business Plan component of the FITTskills curriculum, and will be honoured at the Forum for International Trade Training’s (FITT) national conference this week. The Forum for International Trade Training is an organization that develops and provides programs and professional certification in international trade. Its programs and certifications are designed to prepare businesses and individuals to compete successfully in world markets. Ms. Carter, a trade development executive with Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), will receive her FITTskills diploma on Wednesday night. “I’m truly honoured to receive the International Business Plan Award,” said Ms. Carter. “The skills and knowledge I’ve developed through my FITTskills training apply directly to my everyday work.” On Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14, delegates will gather at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax for the ninth annual national conference. The event is being held for the first time in Atlantic Canada. The conference provides opportunities for delegates to network with other professionals in the industry, and to strengthen their international business skills and strategies. The conference offers a range of workshops and speakers. Keynote speakers include Colin MacDonald, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods; Albert Bohemier, CEO, Survival Systems Ltd., and; Stephen Poloz, senior vice-president and chief economist, Export Development Canada. Dinner, presentation of the FITT educational awards, FITTskills diplomas, and certification of international trade professionals will conclude the two-day event. Ms. Carter will join 41 Nova Scotians who have completed the FITTskills Diploma. “Congratulations to Kelly and to everyone involved in bringing the FITT conference to Halifax,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “With the support of talented and knowledgeable trade professionals like NSBI’s Kelly Carter, Nova Scotia companies continue to be successful in today’s truly global market.” Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps companies in Nova Scotia meet their growth potential through business advisory, export development and financial services.last_img read more

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first_imgStars set to join Ed Asner at the 4th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament and Celebrity Casino Night will include Rosie O’Donnell, Dylan McDermott, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean and Johnny Dowers.Asner will lead a long list of celebrities, sponsors and top movie studio execs who have teamed up on behalf of Autism Speaks. More than 300 guests are expected at this year’s event, sponsored by Steelcase.“The Annual Texas Hold ’Em Tournament is always a memorable and rewarding opportunity for us to bring friends and members of the industry together to raise funds for Autism Speaks,” said Asner, who has a son and grandson on the spectrum. “Our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.”In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will also enjoy a casino night including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette; a dinner buffet by Patina Catering; cocktails and silent/live auctions. Casino night prizes will be awarded as well as poker prizes for the top three winners.The poker tournament is expecting to raise over $100,000 to support Autism Speaks mission to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism, and to advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families, which now affects 1 out of every 68 people in the United States. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org. Follow #ChipIn4Autism on Facebook and Twitter to get event updates.To purchase tickets, go to autismspeaks.print2d.com. Entry deadline is August 1.Find out more here.last_img read more

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A Mexican reporter who has been a target of death threats, sabotage and police harassment because of her work uncovering prostitution and child pornography networks was today designated the laureate of a press freedom prize by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will award the Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to Lydia Cacho Ribeiro in a ceremony to be held on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, in Maputo, Mozambique. A freelance reporter based in Cancun, Mexico Ms. Cacho is a contributor to the daily newspaper La Voz del Caribe, frequently covering organized crime and corruption. In 2006, she reported on the violent death of hundreds of young women in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez. The jury of 14 professional journalists and editors from all over the world was impressed by Ms. Cacho’s courage and persistence, according to Joe Thloloe, jury president and Press Ombudsman of the Press Council of South Africa. “For me, a journalist who knows the antagonistic environment in which he or she operates and continues to do the right thing by keeping readers, listeners or viewers informed about their society deserves recognition for their contribution to freedom of expression around the world,” Mr. Thloloe said. “Lydia Cacho is such a laureate.” The $25,000 prize, financed by the Cano and Ottaway family foundations, is named after Guillermo Cano, the Colombian newspaper publisher assassinated in 1987 for denouncing the activities of powerful drug barons in his country. The prize has previously been received by the following laureates: Anna Politkovskaya (Russian Federation, 2007), May Chidiac (Lebanon, 2006), Cheng Yizhong, (China, 2005), Raúl Rivero (Cuba, 2004), Amira Hass (Israel, 2003), Geoffrey Nyarota (Zimbabwe, 2002), U Win Tin (Myanmar, 2001), Nizar Nayyouf (Syria, 2000), Jesus Blancornelas (Mexico, 1999), Christina Anyanwu (Nigeria, 1998), and Gao Yu (China, 1997). 9 April 2008A Mexican reporter who has been a target of death threats, sabotage and police harassment because of her work uncovering prostitution and child pornography networks was today designated the laureate of a press freedom prize by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). read more

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26 October 2009As just over one month remains before nations converge in Copenhagen to ‘seal the deal’ on a new climate change agreement, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has laid out his four benchmarks for success at the negotiations in the Danish capital. Firstly, he wrote in an opinion piece in the New York Times published yesterday, every country – developed and developing – must do all it can to slash emissions from all sources, including deforestation and shipping.“A successful deal must strengthen the world’s ability to cope with an already changing climate,” Mr. Ban added, stressing that “support for adaptation is not only an ethical imperative; it is a smart investment in a more stable, secure world.”Thirdly, any deal must be backed by funding to allow poorer countries to transition to a low-carbon economy.Lastly, the Secretary-General wrote, nations must agree on an equitable global governance structure. “All countries must have a voice in how resources are deployed and managed. That is how trust will be built.”Despite the gridlock at the last round of climate change negotiations held in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month, “the elements of a deal are on the table,” he underscored.All that is needed to put them in place is political will, Mr. Ban said. “We need to step back from narrow national interest and engage in frank and constructive discussion in a spirit of global common cause.”The leadership of the United States in this endeavour, he said, is vital, noting that he is encouraged by last week’s bipartisan initiative in the US Senate.“We cannot afford another period where the United States stands on the sidelines,” Mr. Ban emphasized, adding that an “indecisive or insufficiently engaged” US will result in unnecessary and unaffordable delays in tackling global warming.With the last round of negotiations before the start of the Copenhagen conference kicking off next week in Barcelona, Spain, “we are now at a rather critical juncture,” Janos Pasztor, Director of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, told reporters today in New York.There is a flurry of activity in the world’s capitals, with this uptick in activity expected to continue during the final stretch before the December summit, he said. “This is a good development as it is only governments who can make the deal and bring us success in Copenhagen.”When leaders assemble in Denmark, they have the ability to “deliver an agreement on a range of fast-track implementation measures for which credible resources are needed and which governments need to make available,” Mr. Pasztor stated.The Secretary-General, he said, is serving as a “neutral broker” among all 192 UN Member States, pressing for an ambitious multilateral deal to ensure that global temperature increases remain within safe levels. read more

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New Brunswick industrialists James, Arthur and the late Jack Irving came in at No. 3 with a combined net worth of $8.07-billion, while the media barons in the Rogers family sat in fourth place at an estimated $6.41-billion.Vancouver’s Jimmy Pattison came in fifth with wealth of $6.14-billion, while Montreal eBay founder Jeff Skoll jumped up the list to No. 6 from No. 8 last year as his worth grew 21.3% to $4.55-billion.Paul Desmarais Sr., owner of Power Corp. of Canada sat at No. 7 with a net worth of $4.4-billion, while Montreal’s Saputo family, owners of the cheese empire, came in eighth with $4.23-billion.Carlo Fidani, owner of Toronto-area construction  and development company Orlando Corp., shot into the Top 10, ranking ninth at $3.6-billion, growing 13.5% from a year ago when he ranked twelfth.Rounding out the top 10 was Vancouver’s Chip Wilson, founder of trendy yoga wear maker Lululemon Athletica Inc., who jumped up in the rankings from No. 15 last year as his wealth shot up 23% to $3.51-billion. [np_storybar title=”Top 10 richest Canadians” link=””] 1. Thomson family – $20.1B 2. Galen Weston, 72 – $8.2B 3. J.K., Arthur and estate of John Irving, 84, 81 – $8.07B 4. Rogers family – $6.14B 5. Jimmy Pattison, 84 – $6.14B 6. Jeff Skoll, 47 – $4.55B 7. Paul Desmarais Sr., 85 – $4.4B 8. Saputo family – $4.23B 9. Carlo Fidani, 58 – $3.6B 10. Chip Wilson, 57 – $3.51BSource: Canadian Business [/np_storybar]TORONTO — The influential Thomson family is still atop the list of richest Canadians, though their wealth dropped from a year ago, while most other members of the Top 10 made gains.The family that owns media conglomerate Thomson Reuters as well as Woodbridge Co. Ltd., which has a majority stake in the Globe and Mail newspaper, is worth about $20.1-billion, according to Canadian Business magazine’s annual ranking of Canada’s wealthiest.However, the family’s worth fell about 5.7% as some of its media-focused properties struggled in trying economic times.Meanwhile, retail mogul Galen Weston, 72 — the highest ranking individual — saw his wealth improve by three per cent to an estimated $8.2-billion, remaining in the No. 2 position.Weston is the main power behind food processor George Weston Ltd., Canada’s largest grocery chain, Loblaw Cos. Ltd., and luxury retailer Holt Renfrew.Mark Blinch/Reuters files read more

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A new special human rights report released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has concluded that the 23 July attack on a large, peaceful demonstration in the country’s capital, Kabul, not only deliberately targeted civilians but also was a serious violation of international humanitarian law, which may amount to a war crime.“The attack appears, disturbingly, to have deliberately targeted persons belonging to a specific ethnic and religious community,” said UNAMA in a news release today, announcing the release of the report Attack on a Peaceful Demonstration in Kabul, 23 July 2016. “The fundamental human rights of all Afghans must be respected, including the rights of religious and ethnic communities,” it added. The UNAMA report reviews the context of the 23 July demonstration, organized by a body known as the “Enlightening Movement,” the planning and preparedness of Afghan Security Forces, their behaviour during the demonstration and immediate response to the attack and its aftermath. It also raises, where relevant, human rights concerns for authorities. The attack was the deadliest single civilian casualty incident in the country since UNAMA started its civilian casualties documentation in 2009. 85 civilians were killed and more than four hundred were injured when two suicide bombers detonated their explosives’ belts at the end of the demonstration. The second explosive belt misfired and the attacker was shot and killed by security forces. Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) had claimed responsibility for the attack, employing language that advocated religious hatred and violence. Almost all of the casualties in the attack were male and from the Hazara community which is predominantly Shia Muslim, the Mission said. In the news release today, UNAMA also noted that the report has been released amid mounting concern at an emerging pattern of sectarian violence attributed to ISIL. On 11 and 12 October, two separate attacks against Shia congregations commemorating Ashura in Kabul and in the northern province of Balkh killed at least 35 civilians and injured more than 100. ISIL issued an online statement claiming responsibility for the attack in Kabul using language similar to that used in the claim for the 23 July attack. The Mission further said that its new report also offered recommendations on the respect for fundamental human rights of all Afghans, including the rights of religious and ethnic communities, as well as the need for the completion and implement of a strategy to prevent violent extremism. read more

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first_imgLORD HENRY MOUNT Charles says that Slane Castle will not be used to stage the cancelled Garth Brooks gigs.Speaking on Newstalk Lunchtime today, Mount Charles said that “unequivocally, there will not be a show at Slane this year”.Mount Charles told the programme that he was “a little surprised that five consecutive shows were announced” and was “a little surprised” that two gigs were cancelled.“I personally felt that three concerts in a row was a lot. I felt that asking for five was probably pushing the boat out a little too far.”Mount Charles said that the shows have an impact on the local community and “one has to be balanced about these things”.Asked whether he would come to the rescue of the 160,000 fans now left without tickets to see the country superstar, he was quick to rule out any gigs at the castle.“I made a strategic decision that there will not be a show this year.“The only time we’ve ever done back-to-back was for U2, but that was with a week break. When I make a decision of the type that I made, I stick by it.“Unequivocally, there will be no show at Slane this year. That decision will not change. ”Read: Permission granted for just THREE of the scheduled five Garth Brooks concertslast_img read more

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first_imgApple CEO Tim Cook is apparently open to letting his company sell everything but the kitchen sink. Heck, he might even be open to making kitchen sinks, just as long as they aren’t “crappy.” That is really the only prevailing guideline on Apple’s course for the future.That is in fact a direct quotation . In a presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, Cook said the only thing Apple won’t make is “a crappy product”. As long as there is an idea that is bold and ambitious, Cook says it’s fair game.Okay, so what? Sounds like typical CEO gobbledy-gook, right? Normally that would be the case, but this is an interesting time for Apple. The apparent openness to expand into completely different markets might be a result of a changing dynamic over at the company.Apple has, of course, been caught up in a strange news cycle over the last several months. It skyrocketed to become the most valuable company in the world, tipping the scales of record stock prices, and then suddenly began to fall off a cliff. This of course brought up piles and piles of negative headlines about how terrible Apple was doing. But then everyone had to be reminded that being the world’s second most valuable company is still a pretty enviable thing.So no one is quite sure what to make of Apple at this moment, which is probably why the question of where the company is headed — and what is fair game for future Apple products — is so relevant right now.Other companies try to stick to one specific niche and be the best at that niche; it looks like Apple is not keen on being one of those companies.last_img read more

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first_imgWoman who told specialist she couldn’t move her leg loses €60k claim after being videoed jogging Lamidi said she had been driving on a provisional licence for the past 17 years. https://jrnl.ie/3267191 Short URL File image. File image. Image: Shutterstock/PongMoji Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 2:52 PM By Ray Managh Share330 Tweet Email2 center_img Image: Shutterstock/PongMoji 79 Comments Mar 2nd 2017, 2:52 PM ON THE DAY a mother of two told a consultant she could not move her right leg and ankle and had serious back pain, a private investigator videoed her jogging across a Dublin street, the Circuit Civil court has been told.Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Raymond Groarke, said that Stephen Bothma, of Core Group Investigations, had also videod Esther Lamidi getting into her car without “any bother or restriction of movement.”Barrister Lisa Kelly, counsel for Zurich Insurance and motorist John Lowry in a personal injuries claim against them for €60,000, said Lamidi had told defence medical consultant Aidan Gleeson, on the day of the video recording, that she was “unable to function in any way.”“You told him that you struggled to move about and that pain was restricting your movements,” Kelly told Lamidi, of North Strand Road, North Strand, Dublin 3.Lamidi, 33, had claimed in evidence that Lowry, a bus driver travelling home after a night shift, had driven across a stop line at Mountjoy Square traffic junction and crashed into her car.BeepingKelly, who appeared with Collins Crowley Solicitors, told Lamidi, an unaccompanied provisional licence holder, that she had ignored Mr Lowry twice beeping the horn at her and that she had failed to yield while his vehicle was in control of the junction.“With regard to your injuries you have at the very least exaggerated your evidence,” Kelly said.She told Lamidi, who said she could not remember if she had failed four, five or six driving tests, that her evidence had been totally inconsistent with what she had said to the insurer’s medical expert and the court.Lamidi said she had been driving on a provisional licence for the past 17 years.Judge Groarke, throwing out Lamidi’s claim with costs against her, said impact damage was not consistent with her evidence that Mr Lowry had driven into the junction at speed. He said Lamidi, who wept almost continuously throughout her evidence, had not complained to her GP of back pain until almost 18 months after the accident.“When I read the account of her medical examination, which took place only a fortnight ago, and see the video by the private investigator, it is perfectly obvious that this lady has not just exaggerated her complaints but was telling blatant lies to Mr Gleeson,” Judge Groarke said.He said the video showed her jogging across the street and bending over and demonstrating entirely supple movements as she got into her car without any bother.“I am sure that whatever you told Mr Gleeson that day was an utter fabrication,” Judge Groarke said. He said the evidence of an independent witness, Mr Hao She, had resolved any difficulty in the case. Lamidi had neither looked right nor left and had not seen Mr Lowry’s car which had been in possession of the junction at all times.Read: Teen who revealed scoliosis pain on Late Late Show has surgery delayed AGAIN 54,575 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgUnibet, the sponsor of Aston Villa’s kit last season, will continue in their partnership with Villa only that this time their logo will be emblazoned on the training kit.An exact date is yet to be revealed for the launch of the new kit, designed by Villa fan Luke Roper, of Luke 1977, but the club have explained it will be in ‘early July’. New Principal Partner: We’re delighted to welcome back @32Red for the 2018/19 season! #PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/Wst5jQY7IW— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) June 13, 2018Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.Aston Villa’s chief commercial officer, Luke Organ, according to Birmingham Mail said:“We are thrilled to be partnered with Kindred Group once again this season in a wider and more targeted partnership.“This season we will welcome back 32Red (a subsidiary of Kindred Group), a previous partner of the club, whilst we see a continuation of the great work with Unibet.“Throughout the first year of our relationship, Unibet successfully delivered multiple ‘bettor experiences’ for Aston Villa’s loyal supporters, ensuring at every opportunity they provided a unique and exciting engagement for our fans. The last 12 months has seen a fruitful relationship develop and we very much look forward to building on that for the seasons ahead.”last_img read more

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first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he ready to make changes after his team labour to a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.The Reds boss bemoans his side’s struggle to maintain their level of intensity during the second half. Klopp named unchanged starting XI for the third consecutive game but has told his fringe players to be primed for action as he prepares to test Liverpool’s squad strength.And he has hinted there could be changes for Saturday’s trip to Leicester City, the last game before the forthcoming international break.“I know how it looks at the moment – we played three times now with the same line-up,” said Klopp, according to Liverpool Echo.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Leicester we will see what we can do and then hopefully they all come back healthy (from the international break).”“But we have to use all of them and we will do. Then the games are really coming, it is an intense time and it looks like ‘How can you leave out him or him or him?”“Don’t forget Divock Origi and Dom Solanke trained really, really good and are not in the squad (on Saturday). That is really hard but they will be used as well and they will have a part to play.”last_img read more

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first_imgASA is currently offering a $5,000 scholarship to one high school senior who wishes to pursue agriculture as a degree at any accredited college or university. The Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) scholarship is for the 2014-15 school year, and applicants must be the child or grandchild of a current ASA member, as well as meet other GPA and academic requirements.Click here to read more.last_img

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first_img RelatedPosts Jan Jones Blackhurst to leave executive role, join Caesars Board of Directors Inside Asian Gaming named Lead Media Partner of G2E Asia @ the Philippines “As a former greyhound owner I was very saddened to hear of the plight of these over 500 greyhounds at Macau’s Canidrome,” Scott said. “It hasn’t been good publicity for Macau but to see the community pull together to help these dogs in this way is great. We at O MEDIA are happy to help in whatever way we can and we hope other companies also encourage their staff to volunteer.”O MEDIA is encouraging other Macau companies to offer the same incentive for staff to help these former racing dogs as they look for new homes.MASDAW, with the support of Macau’s Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), is seeking volunteers until 31 July to spend time with the greyhounds during one of two shifts each day – from 09:00 to 12:00 each morning and from 15:00 to 18:00 each afternoon.The dogs’ cages will be thoroughly cleaned and meals prepared while the dogs are being walked.MASDAW describes the opportunity to walk the Canidrome greyhounds as a “truly heartwarming experience” with the dogs possessing a “sweet and friendly personality.”“It’s a unique experience,” MASDAW said. “This is an historical victory. Be part of history. You’ll feel very proud and rewarded!”Volunteers can contact MASDAW by sending a WhatsApp message to +853 6288 1228 including ID documentation, phone number and availability. IACM will provide all volunteers with sunscreen, water, towels and raincoats if required.As reported by IAG earlier this week, Macau’s Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), which took control of the Canidrome site on Saturday, has announced that the former owners will be fined between MOP$20,000 (US$2,475) and MOP$100,000 (US$12,370) for each of the 533 greyhounds abandoned under the Animal Protection Law. That could equate to a fine of more than MOP$53 million (US$6.56 million). JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Inside Asian Gaming’s parent company, O MEDIA, will announce Wednesday morning that it is offering a full day off for any O MEDIA staff member volunteering to walk abandoned dogs at the Canidrome.O MEDIA Chief Executive Officer Andrew W Scott revealed the incentive following a public call from Macau organization MASDAW – the Macau Association for Stray Dogs and Animal Welfare – for volunteers to walk some of the 533 greyhounds left abandoned when the former owners of the dog racing track, Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd, vacated the premises on Saturday. Load Morelast_img read more

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first_imgMelco Resorts Finance Limited, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited that develops and operates its Macau integrated resorts, has proposed to conduct an international offering of senior notes in order to partially repay debt.Specifically, the offering would see Melco Resorts Finance pay the principal amount outstanding under a revolving credit facility entered into in 2015. The credit facility totaled HK$13.65 billion at the time, comprising a HK$3.90 billion term loan facility and a HK$9.75 billion revolving credit facility; Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Load More Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options IGT announces offering of €500,000,000 senior secured notes The company said the new notes are proposed to be senior obligations of Melco Resorts Finance, ranking equally with all of Melco Resorts Finance’s existing and future senior indebtedness.The interest rate and other terms of the new notes will be determined at the time of pricing of the offering, assuming it goes ahead. RelatedPostslast_img read more

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