Elderly Mumbai couple seek ‘active euthanasia’

first_imgA Mumbai-based elderly couple have made a heart-wrenching plea to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking permission for active euthanasia or “assisted suicide” as they feel they are of no use to society or themselves.Narayan Lavate (88) and his wife Iravati (78), who have no children and say their siblings are also no more, are of the view that keeping them alive against their wishes is a “waste of the country’s scarce resources as well as theirs”.The couple, residing at Charni Road in South Mumbai, has sought the President’s intervention as they feel it is unfair to compel them to wait to die till they are afflicted by any serious ailment, and to make theirs as an exceptional case of “active euthanasia”.“The President has the powers for showing mercy to those on death row. We are serving a life imprisonment and the President can show us mercy by allowing us to end our lives,” Mr. Lavate, who retired from the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) in 1989, told PTI.He said if he and his wife, a retired school principal, decided to commit suicide by jumping from a terrace or hanging themselves, there was no guarantee they would die.“In Switzerland, there is an organisation called Dignitas for those who wish to end their lives. Qualified doctors who assist them in the process are not charged for abetment to suicide. We became members of the organisation but cannot go there since I don’t have a passport,” Mr. Lavate said. “Our aim of writing to the President is to make us an exceptional case for active euthanasia.”In his petition dated December 21, 2017, Mr. Lavate said he and his wife were in a reasonably good health and not suffering from any serious ailment.“We have already committed to donate our bodies after death and whatever little wealth we have, to the State treasury,” he said.last_img read more

Uttarakhand madrasas to teach Sanskrit

first_imgA lower committee of the Uttarakhand Madrassa Education Board (UMEB) has given its nod to a proposal seeking inclusion of Sanskrit and Computer Science as optional subjects in madrasas all over the State from the next academic session, UMEB Deputy Registrar Akhlaq Ahmad told PTI.At present, they offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects.The proposal will now be moved to the upper committee for approval, he said.The Madrasa Welfare Society of Uttarakhand had recently approached the State government to include Sanskrit as one of the subjects.last_img read more

Mayank Agarwal breaks 71-year-old Indian record on Test debut in Australia

first_imgThe Indian team management gave Mayank Agarwal the opportunity to open the innings in the third Test against Australia and the right-hander grabbed it with both hands as he scored his maiden fifty on debut on Wednesday.The stage couldn’t have been bigger for Agarwal to shine as he brought up the milestone off 95 balls in front of a packed Boxing Day crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.After a solid knock of 76 off 161 deliveries, Mayank Agarwal fell off Pat Cummins in the last delivery before tea. Cummins used the short ball to great affect once again as Agarwal’s gloves grazed the ball on his left and captain Tim Paine took an easy catch.The repeated failures of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul meant India had to try out something new in the third match. The move to introduce Agarwal as the opener has paid off till now at least even though his partner couldn’t survive for too long.The 27-year-old looked at ease against the fast bowlers and off-spinner Nathan Lyon alike throughout the first session and continued in the same vein after the lunch break.Agarwal became the 27th Indian batsman to score a fifty on Test debut. He is also only the second Indian opener to make his debut on Australian soil. Amir Elahi, the 40th player to represent the country, had made his debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground way back in 1947-48.The Bangalore-born cricketer is also the second Indian to score a half-century on debut in Australia after Dattu Phadkar (51 vs Australia at SCG in 1947).advertisementAgarwal got to his fifty with a boundary which also took him past Phadkar’s record of the highest score by an Indian on Test debut in Australia.Bringing up a fifty on debut in style!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/GRNIQ1vlO4cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 26, 2018Agarwal was called into the side after Prithvi Shaw was ruled out with an ankle injury which he suffered in the warm-up match before the series started.Incidentally, Agarwal’s opening partner in this Test match, Hanuma Vihari, was the last Indian to achieve the feat during the Test series in England in September. Vihari had impressed on his debut with a fighting fifty in the first innings of the fifth and final Test at the Oval.While Vihari failed to get going on the first day of the Melbourne Test, Agarwal carried on and batted with positive intent to get to the milestone and would be eyeing a big score from here on.Mayank and Vihari were revealed to be openers for the Test with many pointing out the inexperience of the pair but they proved to be really good as they added 40 runs for the first wicket in the first hour of play.Agarwal was 34 not out at the break, with India 57 for 1 at lunch and had number three Chesteshwar Pujara for company on 10 under a cloudless sky.Fifty on Test debut for @mayankcricket #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/zpJijgerzTBCCI (@BCCI) December 26, 2018Kohli’s new opening pair enjoyed a solid start until Pat Cummins intervened with a rearing short ball that pinged off Vihari’s glove and was caught by Aaron Finch who jogged over from second slip to have the batsman out for eight off 66 balls.That was the sole highlight in a frustrating session for Australia, whose bowlers garnered little movement off the docile drop-in wicket that was ranked “poor” by the International Cricket Council after producing a dull, batsmen-dominated draw during the Ashes series last year.The four-Test series is evenly poised at 1-1 after Australia’s victory in the second contest in Perth. India won the opener in Adelaide.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Mayank Agarwal becomes first Indian opener to debut in MelbourneAlso Read | Hanuma Vihari looking to give his best as opener on Boxing Daylast_img read more

10 months agoWolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulhamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says keeping Aleksandar Mitrovic quiet is key to defeating Fulham.Nuno knows that stopping the 24-year-old, who has netted 13 times for club and country this season, will be key to Wolves’ hopes on Boxing Day.“Last season in that moment he was a player who really helped them to get promoted,” Nuno said. “Their performance was fantastic and he is a very good player. I think he is one of the strikers who plays better with his back against the goal and we have to work on that.”Last season he created a lot of problems, especially because he was man to man with our last reference of defence. We have to balance better.” last_img read more

13 days agoMourinho names Ronaldo Nazario as greatest player of all-time

first_imgMourinho names Ronaldo Nazario as greatest player of all-timeby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has named Ronaldo Nazario as the greatest player of all-time.Having enjoyed a glittering managerial career, which has seen him take charge of Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Mourinho knows a thing or two about talented footballers. “Ronaldo, El Fenomeno, Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi have had longer careers, they have remained at the top every day for 15 years,” Mourinho told LiveScore.“However, if we are talking strictly about talent and skill, nobody surpasses Ronaldo [Nazario]. When he was at Barcelona with Bobby Robson, I realised that he was the best player I’d ever seen take to the field.“Injuries killed a career that could have been even more incredible, but the talent that that 19-year-old boy had was something incredible.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Softball Player Pulls Off Ridiculously Impressive Bat Trick

first_imgGirl does bat tricks in her backyard.Bat Tricks GirlSoftball, as we all know, is a game of statistics. Here’s an impressive number for you. The below Vine, posted one day ago, has nearly 8 million loops. Why? Because it features an incredible softball bat trick.The girl’s name is Marisa Arriaga, and she hails from Cedar Hill, Texas. She posted the original video back in June, but it’s gone viral the past 24 hours. In the clip, she lifts a bat off of the ground with her foot, bounces it behind her back, kicks the ball off of the tee, juggles it, and then crushes it into the woods. It’s awesome.Bat tricks? pic.twitter.com/M2JqHXR08l— marisa (@marisa_arriaga) June 24, 2015Yeah, I can’t do that. Impressive, to say the least.last_img read more

Bringing his ancestors voices back to life – a conversation with Jeremy

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN News SaturdayImagine listening to recordings of your ancestors that are more than 100 years old.They’re hauntingly, beautiful traditional songs saved on scratchy wax cylinders.When Jeremy Dutcher found his ancestors’ recordings stored as artifacts at the Canadian Museum of History he knew they had to be shared.“For me the whole point was to take it back and not ask for permission and just say, ‘This belongs with the people’,” Dutcher says.Dutcher’s debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa ‘the songs of the people of the beautiful river’ is a medley of his operatic voice and the original recordings of his ancestors.It is recorded entirely in the Wolastoq language, which only has about one hundred fluent speakers left.The album is getting noticed for its musical and historical significance. He was awarded the prestigious Polaris Prize in September.He is grateful for the recognition, and says it is recognition for the work already done.A bonus was he was able to meet his idol Buffy Sainte Marie.“She tweeted about me today,” he says. “She was like go listen to this album.“It was so beautiful just because she’s somebody like I’ve really idolized.”Buffy Sainte Marie has been the trailblazer for Indigenous artists for decades, and Dutcher says he is following her lead.This album is opening doors for conversations about reconciliation and he is working to keep it going.“Is Canada still ready to be engaging in these conversations or have we moved on to talking about trade deals? Are our allies still going to show up?”Dutcher spoke to APTN News at Cape Breton University before he gave a talk at the Mi’kmaq Basque Cultural Exchange conference.“I am a regular person, so it is personal. Being here is to enter the conversation of global indigeneity – there are people all around the world dealing with cultural and linguistic resurgence,” he says.Dutcher believes it is the artist’s job to challenge, provoke and push boundaries.  And two- spirited and queer people have always been at the centre of pushing their culture forward and carrying on important messages in the community.“I’m hoping that being, you know, a big queer, Indigenous body on stage is going to show something and push those conversations forward,” he says.That evening, Dutcher gave a performance in a small church in Sydney, N.S. About 200 people attended, including the Basque delegates.Stephen Augustine, hereditary grand chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, smudges on stage. He says he forgot his speech and introduces Dutcher. They embrace as old friends. The setting is intimate, you forget there is a crowd, and you are visiting friends.(Dutcher, left, and Hereditary Grand Chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council  Stephane Augustine. Photo: Angel Moore/APTN)Dutcher refers to Augustine as the “spirit of the trickster” and he plays a few notes on the piano. He has the crowd’s attention.“Think about people my age in communities who have never had water from a tap. In this country, so loan me your heart to me this evening and I’ll give it back,” he says.The church fills with his ancestors songs and suddenly the 100 years is gone and it is like they are in the room.Idoia Arana-Beobide says she has not seen anything this original in Canada for a long time.“He brought the language alive in such a contemporary yet such a respectful traditional way; I’ve never seen anything as magnificent,” she says.She says Dutcher was not just singing, he was praying and the performance was powerful, original and inspiring.Dutcher plans to continue to inspire people.Next year, he is travelling across Canada to perform with symphonies.“For me, injecting this message and what I’m doing in this space and doing it in beauty and love that hopefully has potential to be transformative,” he says.One might say Dutcher is a messenger touched by his ancestors – his wisdom seems beyond his 27 years.“This is the story of human progression, it’s the story of time travel, it’s the story of us,” he says.amoore@aptn.ca@angelharksenlast_img read more

Spill at Trans Mountain station larger than BC government first reported

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – A spill from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline late last month was 48 times larger than initially reported, officials said.The spill volume reported from the company’s Darfield station north of Kamloops on May 27 was revised to 4,800 litres from 100 litres, the B.C. Ministry of Environment said Sunday.It said 100 litres is the minimum threshold under the company’s spill reporting obligations, so that’s why the ministry estimated 100 litres at the time.Trans Mountain spokeswoman Ali Hounsell said the company didn’t tell regulators how much medium crude oil escaped at the time of the spill.“Trans Mountain had not provided an estimate of the volume spilled, other than to confirm with regulators that it was over the reportable threshold, until cleanup had sufficiently progressed to a stage where an accurate estimation could be provided,” she said in an email.Following an onsite investigation, she said Trans Mountain has provided the updated volume estimate to regulators.Trans Mountain is in the final stages of completing the cleanup, she said.Under British Columbia’s spill reporting regulation, Trans Mountain was required to report the spill immediately. The regulation says the quantity spilled should be among the information included in that report, “to the extent practical.”The company turned off the pipeline for several hours the day of the spill, which the ministry said came from a leaking flow metre.The spill was contained to the station property and no waterways were affected, the ministry said.Two days later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government will spend $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain expansion and Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets.Kinder Morgan had ceased all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion in April, vowing to cancel it unless it received assurances it can proceed without delays and without undue risk to shareholders by a deadline of May 31.After the federal government’s announcement, the company said work would be restarted soon, with the government funding construction. The sale is expected to close in the second half of the year.last_img read more

Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.A Santa Barbara County jury found Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline guilty of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanour charges, including killing marine mammals and protected sea birds.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement that Plains’ actions were not only reckless and irresponsible but also criminal.“Today’s verdict should send a message: if you endanger our environment and wildlife, we will hold you accountable,” he said.Plains said in a statement that the jury didn’t find any knowing misconduct by the company and “accepts full responsibility for the impact of the accident.”“We are committed to doing the right thing,” the company said.The company said its operation of the pipeline met or exceeded legal and industry standards, and believes the jury erred in its verdict on one count where California law allowed a conviction under a standard of negligence.“We intend to fully evaluate and consider all of our legal options with respect to the trial and resulting jury decision,” Plains said.The company is set to be sentenced on Dec. 13. Because it’s a company, and not a person, Plains only faces fines, though it’s unclear how steep the penalties could be.Plains had faced a total of 15 charges for the rupture of a corroded pipeline that sent at least 123,000 gallons (465,000 litres) of crude oil gushing onto Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles.Plains pleaded not guilty to the charges and accused prosecutors of criminalizing an unfortunate accident.But federal inspectors found that Plains had made several preventable errors, failed to quickly detect the pipeline rupture and responded too slowly as oil flowed toward the ocean.Plains operators working from a Texas control room more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometres) away had turned off an alarm that would have signalled a leak and, unaware a spill had occurred, restarted the hemorrhaging line after it had shut down, which only made matters worse, inspectors found.The spill, two weeks shy of Memorial Day, closed beaches with popular campgrounds for two months and put a crimp in the local tourist economy and fishing industry.It also crippled the local oil business because the pipeline was used to transport crude to refineries from seven offshore rigs, including three owned by Exxon Mobil, that have been idle since the spill.Last year, Denver-based Venoco, declared bankruptcy, in part because it wasn’t able to operate its platform. The state is now responsible for plugging and decommissioning Veneco’s wells at an estimated cost of $58 million. That doesn’t include the eventual cost to remove the enormous structure.Plains apologized for the spill and paid for the cleanup. The company’s 2017 annual report estimated costs from the spill at $335 million, not including lost revenues.It is seeking approval to repair or rebuild its corroded pipelines.The company still faces possible fines from the U.S. government and also faces a federal class-action lawsuit by owners of beachfront properties, fishing boat operators, the petroleum industry and oil workers who lost jobs because of the spill.The pipeline that spilled has been shuttered but Plains has applied to build a new one in the same location.Kristen Monsell, oceans legal director with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement that Plains can’t be given “a second chance to spill again.”“It’s time to get dirty, dangerous drilling out of our oceans, out of our coastal areas and out of our state,” she said.___Associated Press writer Brian Melley contributed to this report.last_img read more

BC announces agreement with legal aid lawyers

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – A one-time grant of $7.9 million to support the development of a new framework for legal aid funding was announced by the Province and the Legal Services Society (LSS).$4 million from the government and $3.9 million from LSS will be used to increase payments to legal aid lawyers from April 28, 2019, until Oct. 31, 2019. To ensure lawyers continue to provide legal aid services to those most in need, while the government, LSS and the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) negotiate an agreement for long-term, sustainable legal aid funding.“We recognize there is work to be done to improve the legal aid system both for British Columbians and the counsel that represent them in court,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “Legal aid lawyers provide services to some of the most vulnerable members of the province, and we will continue to work with LSS to address the historical underfunding of legal aid.” The foundation will receive the grant and work with government, LSS and ALL to allocate the funding. The Law Foundation of BC is a non-profit foundation with a mandate to fund legal aid and other law-related initiatives.The ALL negotiating team has issued this statement: “We appreciate the recognition by government of the important work our members do for vulnerable British Columbians and look forward to negotiations that will provide a solution to a very much neglected legal aid system.”According to the government, LSS and ALL have also committed to designing a long-term legal aid negotiation framework, paving the way for a smoother negotiating process in the future.This grant is in addition to the $26 million over three years (2018-19 through 2020-21) in increased funding to LSS already announced by the government to support the provision of criminal, family and civil legal aid services shared the government.last_img read more

Govt preparing list of profit-making arms of CPSEs for listing

first_imgNew Delhi: The Finance Ministry is in the process of shortlisting profit making subsidiaries of CPSEs having a minimum stipulated net-worth, which can be listed on the stock exchanges, an official said. Currently, profit making CPSEs with a minimum net-worth of Rs 500 crore are listed on the exchanges. The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) will be consulting administrative ministries and central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) before finalising the names of the subsidiaries for the stock exchange debut. “We are drafting a list of subsidiaries of CPSEs which can go in for listing through initial public offer. The net-worth threshold for such listing too would be decided after deliberation,” an official said. In 2017-18, there were 257 operational CPSEs, of which 184 were profit making. Most of the profit-making subsidiaries of CPSEs are in coal, power and oil and gas sector. The official said, CPSE arms having a track record of making profit for at least three years are likely to be picked up for listing. The DIPAM, the official said, is preparing the pipeline of state-owned companies which can be listed on the stock exchanges in the current financial year or subsequent fiscals. The pipeline is necessary as the government holding in most of the bluechip CPSEs is close to 51 per cent. Though the listing of CPSE subsidiaries will not fetch any money to the government directly but it will get money in the form of dividend from the parent company. In 2016, the DIPAM came out with capital restructuring guidelines for CPSEs, which mandates that they must pay a minimum annual dividend of 30 per cent of profit after tax or 5 per cent of the net worth, whichever is higher.last_img read more

Realme aims to sell 15 mn units in India in 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: China-based smartphone maker Realme, that clocked seven per cent market share in India in the first quarter of 2019, is aiming to sell at least 15 million handsets in the country by the end of year, the company’s India CEO said on Monday. The online-focused device maker that came into existence in 2018, was also among the top five smartphone brands in the fourth quarter of 2018 with eight per cent market share. “We are targeting to sell at least 15 million handsets this year and I believe in sales numbers,” Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, told IANS. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “The sales and shipments won’t have such a huge gap,” Sheth replied when asked if the company was aiming only at the shipment numbers. Realme, which started as an online-only brand, now gets the majority of its sales from offline channels, according to Counterpoint Research. The handset maker will set up six exclusive stores in metros by the end of the year. The first such store will be opened in July. However, the company said it will also focus on the tier-2 and tier-3 cities. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “We’ll explore going into places like Nashik, Nagpur and Pune. We’ll also look to set up pop-up stores in the northeast,” noted Sheth. The company is targeting 50 pop-up and six exclusive stores this year. The retail outlets would house Realme’s portfolio of smartphones, Realme “Buds” and backpacks. “We already have our own earbuds and before Diwali, we will also have our own range of accessories. We will come up with our own power bank, Bluetooth headset, apart from few more smartphones,” the executive said. Currently, the brand has a retail presence in 50 cities, including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Surat, Ludhiana and Chandigarh, and is expanding footprint to meet the growing demands of customers. “We’ve already set up multi-brand retail outlets in 39-40 cities and we’ll reach 20,000 multi-brand retail outlets across 150 cities before 2019 ends,” said the company executive. The firm unveiled its first exclusive kiosk at the pop-up sale in New Delhi on Saturday. The kiosk lets customers experience and purchase from the Realme portfolio. The Chinese handset maker currently has one of its research and development (R&D) bases in Hyderabad and another in China, while its manufacturing factory is located in Greater Noida, which has a production capacity of almost 60-80 million handsets a year. The firm introduced the Realme 1 model in May 2018, marking its foray into the entry-level smartphone segment. According to CyberMedia Research (CMR)’s mobile handset report, the firm’s smartphone shipments grew by over 600 per cent in the September-October period in comparison to the July-August period in 2018, thus, making it the top emerging brand in India. Born as OPPO’s sub-brand, Realme is now an independent brand targeting the global youth.last_img read more

Mens volleyball Ohio State rolls over Saint Francis in straight sets

Then-junior setter Christy Blough (5) sets the ball during a match against Ball State on Feb. 6, 2016.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe momentum kept rolling Friday night as the No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team added another win to its current 29-game streak, this time at Saint Francis University. The Buckeyes won in straight sets 25-23, 25-18, 25-18.The win puts OSU at 6-0 on the season while Saint Francis falls to an even 3-3. The game marks the 30th win for the Buckeyes over the Red Flash in the teams’ 31-game history.OSU has now won 87 of the last 105 sets with a sweep over Saint Francis. The Buckeyes are within striking distance of matching the school record 32-game win streak that was set during OSU’s 24-0 run to end the 1969 season and the first eight games of the 1970 season.Senior opposite Miles Johnson led the Buckeyes in kills with 11, while junior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir had eight kills on 12 errorless attempts, notching a .667 hitting percentage.Senior opposite Jeff Hogan was the Red Flash’s team leader in kills with 13, but had 6 attacking on the night. Redshirt junior outside hitter Stephen Braswell followed Hogan in kills with seven of his own.Neith team in the first set accumulated much of a lead with a total of 15 ties. Eventually, OSU pulled away with kills from redshirt sophomore middle blocker Blake Lesson and junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, as well as a combined block by Hervoir and Lesson, to seal the deal for the Buckeyes to win 25-23.The Buckeyes thoroughly dominated the second set with a couple timely runs. Five straight points put OSU up 10-5, then a six-point run built the lead to 24-15. Lesson’s kill closed the set at 25-18.After a seven-all start, OSU went on another six-point streak in the third set. The Buckeyes were nearly perfect in their attacking with only one hitting error, swinging at .560 percent. OSU’s offensive efforts were complimented by senior libero Gabriel Domecus’ match high six digs to help the Buckeyes win 25-18.Ohio State plays again Tuesday night in St. John Arena in a Big Ten clash against No. 15 Penn State at 7 p.m. read more

Spalletti admitted that he wants to get Vrsaljko

first_imgSime Vrsaljko made it to the World Cup final against France and he has been nearing a move away from his current club, Atletico Madrid – Luciano Spalletti admitted that Inter Milan want to get him.The Croatia international was one of the brightest spots of the World Cup in Russia and it is understandable that he has become the transfer target of many clubs – and the Italian giants are working on signing him.Spalletti spoke about this possible move as he said that the situation remains unclear for him, according to Goal:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We like Vrsaljko. The directors are working, certain things will be defined once our preparations begin when our squad is more settled.”“As more days pass and we approach the deadline, the situations change.”“We’re working on the pitch, so [Piero] Ausilio [sporting director] and [Giovanni] Gardini [chief administrator] are thinking about it. You also know the positions we need covering.”last_img read more

Hazard tips Luka Modric for Ballon dOr award

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is the best candidate to lift this year’s Ballon d’Or award, according to Chelsea winger Eden Hazard.Modric is enjoying a clean sweep of personal accolades having already won FIFA’s The Best award for 2018 and Best player in the Champions League.And Chelsea forward Hazard believes his World Cup performance and the contribution in Madrid’s Champions League campaign gives him the edge to win the accolade.“I do not think it will be me, I believe Luka Modric deserves it,” Hazard told reporters.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“There are three or four players who have had elite years, you could say that Raphael Varane deserves it because he has won the two most important trophies, nobody else did.“I would not be lying by saying that I have a case for winning the award too but I seriously believe that Modric will win it.“It would be a deserving reward for his wonderful season in the Champions League and in the World Cup, where he was magnificent.”last_img read more

Mourinho Neymar must win with Brazil to match Pele

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Neymar will have to win big with Brazil before he can start being compared to the likes of Pele.The 26-year-old is widely regarded among the top players in the world on the back of impressive spells at Barcelona and now Paris Saint-Germain.Aside from regularly finding the net for both clubs, Neymar has also won league titles in Spain and France along with winning the Champions League in 2015.The Brazilian superstar’s clever little tricks along with his dribbling and playmaking skills have won plenty of admirers and seen him being compared to Pele.The duo both started out their respective playing careers at Santos in Brazil with Neymar even confessing once that he views Pele as a role model.Unlike the three-time World Cup winner, however, Neymar’s sole success on the international stage has come at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.The PSG forward has come up short in Brazil’s last two World Cup campaigns, which saw them lose 7-1 to Germany at home in the semi-final stage in 2014 before being knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals at Russia last summer.Therefore, Mourinho reckons that the talented Neymar still has a long way to go before he can be put on a similar level to other Selecao greats.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…The former Manchester United boss made these comments after Brazilian football magazine, Placar, declared Neymar as Brazil’s best player since Pele.“Neymar is a fantastic talent and nobody can doubt that,” said Mourinho, according to Goal.“He came to Europe and won immediately.“But I think they forgot players that were the best of the world at some point, such as Ronaldo and Rivaldo, just citing two, and I could remember more.“They also came to Europe and were fantastic, but beyond that, they passed through this special situation in a country’s life that is succeeding on the international level.“Neymar will keep fighting to be on Europe’s elite, where he already is, and this [winning with Brazil] will continue to be a dream for him”Neymar is currently recovering from a foot injury that he sustained in PSG’s  2-0 Coupe de France win over RC Strasbourg last month.KAZAN, RUSSIA – JULY 06: Neymar Jr of Brazil goes down injured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)last_img read more

FLOW celebrates Education Week 2017 giving back to over 500 kids

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Turks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – In honor of Education Week 2017, FLOW TCI has partnered with the largest public school in the TCI, Oseta Jolly Primary, to provide lunch packaged in FLOW branded lunch kits for the lower grade students and drawstring backpacks for the higher grade students.Present at the school was Mrs. Delleriece Hall, Country Manager for FLOW TCI, Mr. Darron Hilaire, Marketing Communications Executive and other excited and enthused team members.  “In order to ensure success, you have to be equipped with the right tools. We as a team, therefore, thought it necessary to celebrate with the little learners at Oseta Jolly during EW17 to equip them be successful in their learning process,” says Hall.The students and teachers were thrilled for their presence and partnership as the team is always a source of motivation to the school family.   Hilaire added, “It is a joy to be able to see the humility and appreciation from students when we do our part in giving back. We were delighted to able to bring such an experience to the students at Oseta Jolly to kick of EW17.”Principal Mrs. Rachel Handfield, thanked Flow for their continous support of the school and their support of Education Week 2017.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all students and teachers throughout the TCI, a joy filled and encouraging week.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Ancelotti tips PSG for Champions League success

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti has tipped former side Paris Saint-Germain for Champions League glory but Napoli can end those ambitions early.The first tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes, where PSG fought back twice to scrape a point.“It’s an important game and can be decisive for both teams,” Ancelotti told Telefoot via Football Italia.“We ended up in a very difficult group with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The result can be decisive for the future of our side in the competition, but the same goes for Paris.“We need an extraordinary performance in order to get the victory because we don’t have the kind of exceptional players they do throughout the squad.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Ancelotti effectively started Paris Saint-Germain’s domination of French football, but they have never been able to match it with Champions League results.“They’ve lacked experience in the important moments of the Champions League, but the team is stronger this season and the players have more belief in themselves. They know that they can win the Champions League this term.“This is a game that can decide the destinies of these two teams,” continued Ancelotti.“I think Kylian Mbappé and Neymar can succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the global football landscape. If Kylian doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or this year, he certainly will over the next few seasons.“Neymar has a new position and is at the heart of the team now. His new placement allows him to be more dangerous and effective for his team.”last_img read more

JaPa decides to join AL govt

first_imgJatiya Party Parliamentary Party on Thursday decided to join the Awami League-led Grand Alliance government to ‘contribute’ to the country’s further development under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB.Party co-chairman GM Quader came up with the announcement after its parliamentary party’s meeting in parliament.”All of our MPs wanted us to join the AL-led Grand Alliance to form its government, and we also carried out our electioneering in that way,” he said.GM Quader further said, “We didn’t think BNP’s election results would be so poor. Now we all agreed to remain in the Grand Alliance government. We would like to keep contributing to building the country and taking it forward under the leadership of Grand Alliance leader Sheikh Hasina.”He said their party delegation will soon meet the prime minister to discuss the issue with her.Asked which party will be there in the opposition if they join the government, the Jatiya Party co-chairman said it is not their concern. “The way people cast their votes there is no situation for making any party the opposition.”He said their leaders and activists worked together with Awami League to ensure the victory of the Grand Alliance and form a government together. “So, people may not accept it if we now play the role of the opposition. It’s a practical problem.”last_img read more

First Anniversary Of Mass Shooting In Sutherland Springs

first_img Share Eric Gay/APMemorials and messages hang on a fence at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.Monday November 5, 2018, marks the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church, which left 25 people dead. Authorities put the official death toll at 26 because one of the victims was pregnant. More than half those killed were children.About 400 people attended a service and remembrance event on Sunday, November 4. The sanctuary where the shooting occurred still stands as a memorial.The sanctuary was full and people in a overflow tent watched and prayed along as Sunday’s sermon was delivered.David Colbath, a member of the church who was hit multiple times in the shooting, said that over the last 12 months the people of Sutherland Springs and First Baptist chose not to hate with the help of God.“We have looked death in the eye,” Colbath noted while adding that the community chose “to get up, carry on, build god’s word, build god’s church, and be a part of that in our community.”Office of the Texas GovernorGovernor Greg Abbott attended the service and remembrance event in Sutherland Springs.Governor Greg Abbott attended the service and remembrance event and praised the Sutherland Springs community for coming together. “Together, we will work every day to honor the memory of those who died,” said Abbott.U.S. Senator John Cornyn released a statement saying “Texans have poured their love and support into the First Baptist community, but the lives tragically taken that day can never be brought back.” “As we remember that solemn day,”, Cornyn’s statement added, “please join me once again in prayer for First Baptist Church, the victims of this senseless violence, and the entire Sutherland Springs community.”In response to the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Cornyn authored the Fix NICS Act to strengthen the criminal background check system and ensure convicted felons and domestic abusers cannot lawfully purchase a firearm.  The bill was signed into law on March 23, 2018.U.S. Senator Ted Cruz also released a statement in which he highlighted that “the memorial tower of the new First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will be a lasting home for the bell of the old church.”“When it rings out for future generations,” Cruz said in his statement, “it will make a joyful noise: one of remembrance, of victory, and of trust that a joy deeper than our understanding blooms in the midst of sorrow. It will be heard across Texas, across the world, and wherever people are gathered in worship.”A new church is being built on the grounds and is expected to be open by April.Sutherland Springs is about 200 miles west of Houston.last_img read more