Brazil: Cruzeiro Fans Make December 18 “Raja of Casablanca Day”

Marrakech – The fans of Brazilian football club Cruzeiro have adopted December 18 as Raja Day, a celebration marking the match that brought the Raja and Atletico Mineiro football clubs together last year during the 2013 Club World Cup which took place in Morocco.The Fans of Cruzeiro are celebrating the day, which is ingrained in the memories of Brazilians, to the chagrin of the fans of Atletico Mineiro, which was unexpectedly defeated by the Moroccan team Raja, by three goals to one.Raja Day is being celebrated widely today in social media, mainly among Facebook users, through posters and pictures of the Raja club and the semi-final match which brought the two clubs together pm December 18, 2013. The semi-final match of Raja players versus Ronaldinho’s colleagues had previously made media headlines.Raja’s accomplishments during the previous Club World Cup of 2013 were described by international media and football experts as a historical achievement as no Arab or North African club had reached the finals of the Club World Cup. read more

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Declining gold oil prices push TSX loonie lower US markets rise

TORONTO — Declining commodity prices pushed the Toronto stock market to a lower close Friday, while south of the border investors remained buoyed by recent news that the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely slow its pace of interest rate hikes.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index lost 124.23 points to  13,497.07 as oil and gold prices trended lower.The loonie also traded lower, down 0.29 of a U.S. cent at 76.70 cents US, after climbing more than two U.S. cents over the previous two days.“It’s been a pretty solid couple of days, so people are just starting to take a little bit of a breather here,” said Ian Riach of Franklin Templeton Investments.The health-care sector was one of the biggest decliners, losing 2.17 per cent, as shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals slipped nearly 10 per cent.Earlier this week, the pharmaceutical giant issued a severely disappointing earnings and outlook report that raised questions about its ability to pay its debts.“The TSX is still very heavily influenced by Valeant Pharmaceuticals,” said Riach.“Despite its 75 per cent drop this year, it still has a pretty significant effect on the index itself, and we’re seeing weakness there again.”Valeant’s shares lost $3.73 to close at $34.93, their lowest price in about five years.The consumer staples segment of the TSX also declined 2.17 per cent, while energy stocks slipped 1.37 per cent.In commodities, the April contract for North American benchmark crude oil was down 76 cents at US$39.44 a barrel, while the much more heavily traded May contract fell 52 cents to $41.14.May natural gas shed two cents to $1.99 per mmBtu, April gold lost $10.70 to US$1,254.30 an ounce and May copper slipped one cent to US$2.28 a pound.It was a different story in New York, where investors remained buoyed by Wednesday’s statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board that it would likely slow the pace of interest rate increases this year.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 120.81 points to 17,602.30, while the broader S&P 500 added 8.99 points to 2,049.58 and the Nasdaq advanced 20.66 points to 4,795.65.The Fed had originally planned to hike its key interest rate four times this year, but on Wednesday said it now foresees only two increases in 2016.In European trading, Germany’s DAX rose 0.5 per cent and France’s CAC 40 gained 3.4 per cent, while Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.2 per cent.Asian markets were mixed, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 falling 1.3 per cent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.8 per cent and China’s main Shanghai composite index rose 1.7 per cent. read more

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SLFP decides to join National Government

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to join the National Government to be formed by the United National Party (UNP).The SLFP Central Committee, which met today with SLFP head and President Maithripala Sirisena, had agreed to be part of the National Government, SLFP member Nimal Siripala de Silva said. “Together with the president and all party leaders we will be looking forward to having a new era of politics and government in this country,” he added. Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the SLFP will be in the National Government for two years and will work with other political parties in the Government to address key issues. Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe had yesterday sought the support of all political parties represented in Parliament to work together on National issues.Wickremesinghe who ousted former President Mahinda Rajapakse and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the parliamentary polls said that he would now put forward a national plan which would require all parties to work together.“We want everyone to come together now. Think of the country and think of the people. We can achieve unity and progress in this country if we work together even for two to three years for the sake of the people,” he said. The committee, which includes Nimal Siripala de Silva, will also decide on the number of portfolios which need to be allocated to the SLFP in the Government.“If the National Government concept is successful it will continue after two years. If not then the SLFP will withdraw at the end of two years,” Fowzie said. SLFP member A.H.M. Fowzie said that a committee has been appointed under former President Chandrika Kumaratunga to work on a policy framework under which the SLFP will work in the National Government. Wickremesinghe is to take oaths tomorrow as Prime Minister after which his new Cabinet will be appointed. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Security Council urges Kosovo assembly to resolve impasse over presidential election

In a statement read out at an open meeting of the 15-member body by its current President, Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser of Mexico, the Council also called for Kosovo’s representatives to allow those institutions to function in accordance with the Constitutional Framework and the outcome of the 17 November elections in which the province’s voters expressed their will. Condemning any attempt to undermine the fundamental importance of the rule of law in Kosovo’s political development, the Council said it supported all efforts of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), the international security force (KFOR) and the Kosovo Police Service to fight all kinds of crime, violence and extremism. “[The Council] supports the measures taken to bring persons responsible for criminal acts to justice, regardless of ethnic or political background,” Ambassador Aguilar Zinser said, adding that it called on the province’s elected leaders to cooperate fully with UNMIK and KFOR “in promoting the rule of law and multi-ethnicity, security and freedom of movement for all.” The Council also voiced its backing for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s new Special Representative in Kosovo, Michael Steiner, who tomorrow will assume the position as head of UNMIK, replacing Hans Haekkerup. read more

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Mens basketball Ohio Crossroads Classic still a few years away but progress

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann addresses the media prior to leading a team practice on Oct. 4, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann has not been a coach in the state of Ohio for even six months and he’s already trying to make plans for the state’s future in college basketball.Holtmann has twice previously broached the subject of introducing a Crossroads Classic-type event to the state of Ohio.Three years before Holtmann was promoted to head coach at Butler, former Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke helped create the Crossroads Classic, an event in Indianapolis between four of the state’s basketball powerhouses: Butler, Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.While Holtmann said the event is still “at best case scenario … a few years away from being the reality,” he said he’s made progress talking with the three other schools — Cincinnati, Xavier and Dayton — about the possibility.“I think the first thing is someone takes the idea and runs with it, and then kind of spearheads it and kind of pushes it,” Holtmann said Wednesday in a sit-down interview with The Lantern. “But there’s a lot that has to be done. You have to have obviously four schools that feel like it’s in their best interest and have an interest in doing it and we’re trying to broach that subject with them, but we’re just in the very early stages of those kind of conversations.”LANTERN EXCLUSIVE: OSU men’s basketball head coach @ChrisHoltmann speaks about the potential for a Crossroads Classic event for Ohio. pic.twitter.com/xIZTmN5oU7— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) October 26, 2017In Holtmann’s first year as head coach at Butler, his Bulldogs were ranked No. 23 when they were upset by Indiana on Dec. 20, 2014. Holtmann said that victory by the Hoosiers proved to be a signature win on the Hoosiers’ resume and that it helped propel them to an NCAA tournament berth. The following two seasons, his team was the underdog to No. 9 Purdue in 2015 when the Bulldogs were No. 17, and then again in 2016 to No. 9 Indiana when Butler was No. 18. They won both matches.Even as a ranked team, Butler was always considered an underdog against the other Power Five teams that were in the event.Now at Ohio State, the script would be flipped. The Buckeyes are the flagship school in Ohio, and would be considered the program to beat.Holtmann said whether favorite or underdog, powerhouse or up-and-comer, an all-Ohio event will provide value to any team that comes away with a win. “I think the reality is you have other programs in the state that have been really high-achieving programs,” Holtmann said. “I get why we haven’t played some of those schools in the past, but I also recognize that, I think perhaps if those programs were really struggling programs that wouldn’t be as beneficial for us. I don’t think that’d be in Ohio State’s best interest, but they’re programs that have had success and makes it mutually beneficial.”But before the idea behind the event can become a reality, there are several remaining obstacles left to hurdle for Holtmann.Big Ten teams currently have 18 conference games in their schedule, but a recent change in scheduling will now force teams to have 20 games against Big Ten opponents, leaving only 11 vacancies in the schedule for out-of-conference opponents. There is also the matter of clearing the notion with the other schools involved and figuring out who will play whom.“I think maybe in some ways a fan base may think, ‘Hey, just you can get it together, it’s great for everybody,’” Holtmann said. “But it’s a little more involved than that in the dates, and now we have an increased Big Ten schedule, which is a challenge in terms of finding nonconference games.”There will be plenty of incentive for all teams to get something like this scheduled.The Crossroads Classic drew plenty of excitement among the four programs’ fan bases. Over the past two seasons, Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis was filled beyond its listed capacity of 17,923 with 18,684 fans in 2016 and 19,156 in 2015. Last year, the event featured four ranked teams for the first time in Crossroads Classic history.Holtmann believes if the four aforementioned Ohio teams are able to work out a similar event, the same success will happen in the Buckeye state. “It’s great for the fans. It’s exciting for the fans,” Holtmann said. “It engages them in a way that that time of year when you’re thinking maybe about other things, you have NFL and you have college football, which are great, but it engages them on a Saturday that’s different than obviously conference play.” read more

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Jailed bankers £1m ring from Harrods seized by crime agency

A sapphire and ruby serpent pendant – Boucheron (Guide price £80,000 - £120,000) A diamond ring worth more than a million pounds has been seized by British authorities investigating the unexplained wealth of a jailed Azerbaijani banker and his wife.Jahangir Hajiyev bought the spectacular 8.9 ct Cartier ring eight years ago in Harrods, but the item was seized by agents from the National Crime Agency while it was being repaired at a jewellers.The NCA believes the source of the funds to purchase the jewellery requires further investigation.The 57-year-old was chairman of the International Bank of Azerbaijan from 2001 until 2015, but was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment a year later for defrauding the bank out of £2.2 billion.Two Unexplained Wealth Orders were granted against the financier’s wife Zamira Hajiyeva concerning properties worth a total of £22 million under the first UWOs in the UK. The powers, which came into force at the beginning of 2018, allow investigators to look into the source of wealth of politically exposed persons.These are people from outside the European Economic Area in a position of power that makes them liable to bribery or corruption, or those with suspected links to serious or organised crime, who are unable explain the source of their wealth. Zamira Hajiyeva is under investigation into the source of her wealthCredit:Haqqin.az/east2west news Zamira Hajiyeva Despite this, at the time of his arrest his wealth was estimated to be in the region of £55 million. UK authorities want to know how the couple could afford to buy their £15 million house in Knightsbridge as well as the  Mill Ride golf and country club in Ascot, bought for £10.5 million. It was alleged that she paid a deposit of £4 million for the house in 2009 and had cleared her £7.4 million mortgage in just five years.Details of Mrs Hajiyeva’s lavish spending habits, which were laid bare in the court process, revealed that she had spent £16.3 million at Harrods between 2006 and 2016.NCA investigators claimed she had used 35 different credit cards issued by her husband’s bank to fund shopping sprees and on one occasion had spent £150,000 on jewellery.She is also said to have owned a £35 million private jet and had a wine cellar stocked with some of the world’s most expensive vintages.At Westminster Magistrates Court, District Judge Michael Snow granted detention of the ring, worth £1.19 million, for six months to allow further investigation in order to determine whether the item is recoverable.   It was noted that when her husband worked for the state bank in Azerbaijan, his salary was estimated to have been around £54,000 a year.  A sapphire and ruby serpent pendant – Boucheron (Guide price £80,000 – £120,000) was seizedCredit:National Crime Agency When Mrs Hajiyeva unsuccessfully attempted to overturn a UWO in October, her lawyers claimed her husband’s conviction was the result of a “show trial” and that his guilt “had been determined by the presidential administration in advance”.In November the NCA seized 49 items of jewellery with a value of more than £400k from Christie’s  auction house in London where they were being valued for Mrs Hajiyeva’s daughter.Among the items were a Boucheron sapphire and ruby necklace valued at up to £120,000.Investigators also seized a Van Cleef & Arpels pearl necklace which was valued at £20,000 despite having originally been purchased her husband in San Moritz in 2008 for £280,000.The NCA said Christie’s auction house had co-operated with the investigation and had complied with a formal request for information regarding the listed assets.They added that they had seized the items because investigators believed that the source of the money that had been used to buy them warranted further examination.Mrs Hajiyeva, 55, is also facing extradition to Azerbaijan over allegations of embezzlement.She has denied that the source of her wealth is illegal. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Peru booms as does its mining industry

first_imgPeru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) estimates record exports of $21 billion in 2010. MEM has also estimated the investments required for the mining projects startups in the pipeline at $41 billion for the next ten years. Half of these projects will materialise between 2011 and 2015.The Vice Minister of Mines, Fernando Gala, announced that mining exports in 2010 reached an historic record value of $21 billion, during the closing ceremony of the Mining Engineer Week, in the premises of the CD Lima of the Peruvian College of Engineers (CIP).The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) reported that mineral exports, during January-November 2020 amounted to $19,294 million and represented 60.9% of Peru’s total exports. This is 32.4% more than that recorded in the same period of 2009.Copper led the pack of best-selling metals at $7,899 million, followed by gold at $6,986 million, lead at $1,377 million, zinc at $1,449 million and molybdenum at $407 million.Mining investment reached $3,391 million between January and November 2010, according to MEM, approximately 20% higher than the $2,821 million recorded in the same period of 2009. Of that sum, $696 million were allocated to infrastructure construction, $650 million to mineral exploitation, and $538 to exploration works to replenish reserves, etc.Cusco came first in attracting mining investments, with $557 million during the January-November period of 2010, due to the commencement of construction activities of Xstrata’s  Antapaccay mine. Following behind were Arequipa, with $479 million; Cajamarca with $476 million; Ancash, with $323 million and Pasco with $318 million.If an updated estimate were made, the portfolio of mining projects could reach an investment amount of $50 billion, suggested Carlos Santa Cruz, Vice President of South American operations for Newmont Mining, MinerAndina.e  reports. Santa Cruz stated that, in the best scenario, the annual mining investment in Peru would climb to $50,000 million from 2011. “This is equivalent to constructing two Antaminas each year,” he said.Maximixe, Lima, a multidisciplinary Latin American research and consulting group, has projected gold exports fromPeru to grow by 24.7% in 2011, in other words, up to $9,220 million compared to the $7,395 million recorded in 2010.last_img read more

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Ruairí Quinn Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem

first_imgIN THE PAST 12 months a number of high-profile and tragic suicides have highlighted the impact bullying and cyber-bullying can have on Ireland’s young people.In January, the government put aside half a million euro to follow through on 12 actions set out in its anti-bullying strategy. At the launch of the plan, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn noted his concerns that the department’s guidelines on bullying had not been updated since 1993.He reiterated those worries in a recent interview with TheJournal.ie.“Ireland was a very different place, the world was a very different place. Specifically in the area of homophobic bullying,” he said.“There was no real mention or attitude to it in those guidelines. That reflected a different culture, in terms of attitudes to things like gay marriage and equality, and the right of people not to be discriminated in the work place.”In tackling the issue, the Minister said there has been “great buy-in” from stakeholders, including from “the more traditional and more conservative groups who do recognise that homophobic bullying is bullying and must be confronted”.Quinn said the guidelines also needed to be changed to reflect the 24/7 nature of social media and highlight the onset of cyber-bullying. It is something we have to be concious of, he added.In his remit as Minister for Education, the Labour deputy has become aware of another aspect of bullying that “flies below the radar”.“…The ‘bright young person’ in the classroom, or the ‘pretty bright young person’…becomes the object of envy and gets bullied outside the classroom,” he explained. “And goes from being a vivacious, open and enthusiastic personality to simply not opening their mouth or not putting up their hand.“And in many cases, they get quite depressed. That is a form or consequence of bullying that doesn’t get the same kind of profile. It is a real problem.”(YouTube: Thejournalvideo)-Camera and editing by Michelle HennesseyMore from TheJournal.ie’s interview with Ruairí Quinn:‘Nothing on the table’ to provoke teachers’ strike, says Ministerlast_img read more

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Bombada held again

Bombada held again

first_imgBy Sulayman BahWCR-based Bombada continued their recent shaky run this time drawing goalless as they failed to get past sixth-placed Hawks.Bombada has been symbol of consistency at one point topping the standings in the first phase of the league. So convincing was the side’s displays, pundits tipped them to scoop the league gong at the first attempt as the outfit matched rest of the title-chasers. However so patchy they’ve turned that Bombada has dropped six places from the top spot.Elsewhere the dogfight at the bottom of the standings is getting tenser as less performing clubs fight to wriggle out of relegation zones with seven games to end of the current league campaign.Serrekunda United have sat at the bottom of the table since from the onset recording the lowest of statistics before inserting a new lease of life to their run of the league picking two straight wins –against Bombada and Gambia Armed Forces.SK United side managed to get past the Soldiers courtesy of a lone goal on Saturday.The victory –the club’s second in fifteen games –renews the outfit’s primary target of staying up in the division after three years of inconsistent runs shuttling between the first and the second tiers.They’ve amassed ten points equal with relegation threatened Bakau United. SK has played more games than Interior, Wallidan and Bakau United –a trio of clubs they face competition with to avoid demotion.The readings remain the same atop the league with Real de Banjul and Gamtel tied on 28 eight points each after both sides drew. Real were held by second-placed Brikama United to a goalless stalemate while Gamtel shared points with Bakau United.Seventh-placed Wallidan and Gambia Ports Authority match was called due to bereavement.    ]]>last_img read more

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Rashford enjoying new found freedom with England

Rashford enjoying new found freedom with England

first_imgMarcus Rashford capped off a superb display for England by scoring the first goal of the game in their 2-0 win over Costa Rica which he felt was helped by a more carefree approachThe Manchester United forward was the star of the first-half at Elland Road on Thursday and scored a stunning 25-yard strike as England secured a comfortable 2-0 win in their final warm-up game heading into the World Cup.Rashford’s Man of the Match performance for England promoted further debate into his role at United, where the 20-year-old has often found himself more restricted under Jose Mourinho.The player himself felt that his carefree approach was what ultimately inspired his performance.“You work on them in training so, when one comes off in a game, it’s the reward you get,” he told ITV.“I’m happy with the game and the result. I feel like we’re in good physical form.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I just tried to play free and enjoy myself. It’s good practice for what we need in the tournament.”Rashford is confident in the progress that the team have made in their training sessions together and has not ruled out the possibility of a surprise World Cup victory this summer.“It means a lot to be involved but going and hopefully playing a major part is my main aim,” he added.“The games are just to showcase ourselves to the fans how far we’ve come. We know in training how far we’ve come.“Anything is possible. We have to go with the highest expectations.”Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck headed in the second goal.last_img read more

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US Waterways Receive D Minus on Latest Infrastructure Report Card

first_imgThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its annual report card this week on the state of America’s infrastructure. The inland waterways infrastructure received the lowest grade—a D minus—of the 16 categories. Bridges and rail infrastructure both received grades of C plus, ports received a C, and roads a D.The full report card can be viewed at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.last_img

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Appropriators Question Relocation Plans for Pacific Realignment

first_imgThe Defense Department plans to increase the sustainability of its forces now stationed in Japan by relocating more than 9,000 Marines from Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii and Australia.It’s not clear, though, if sufficient military infrastructure is available in any of those locations to support the relocation, or if DOD has developed adequate estimates of the cost to build facilities needed to accommodate the moves, according to the explanatory statement accompanying the military construction and veterans affairs component of the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Obama Friday.To address those concerns, House and Senate appropriators direct the Government Accountability Office to report on the progress being made on the various realignment initiatives, the costs associated with the plans and whether any alternatives are being considered. They direct the agency to answer a variety of questions:to what extent has DOD identified a comprehensive plan that guides the appropriate sequencing of projects supporting the realignment of Marines and the interdependent projects on Okinawa, including associated times frames and costs for the projects?can the Okinawa realignment timeframe being accelerated?what is the status of development of DOD’s master plan to support the relocation of Marines to Guam?to what extent does sufficient, usable excess capacity exist on bases in Hawaii to support the Marines’ relocation there?to what extent do sufficient facilities in Australia exist to support the planned force rotations there?what estimated costs has DOD identified for developing new, or converting existing, infrastructure in Guam, Hawaii, Australia or other locations it may be considering for the realignment?what is the status of relevant host nation and land use agreements needed to carry out the plan? Which agreements are most likely to be challenged in court and cause further delays?Are there any suitable locations other than the Futenma Relocation Facility on or near the island of Okinawa to host Marine Corps aviation assets? If so, would there be any efficiencies or costs savings associated with a different location?The explanatory statement for the milcon spending bill contains a listing of all FY 2016 military construction projects receiving funding. The listing, organized by state and installation, starts on p. 21. The bill text also can be found on the House web site. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Suzuki Gujarat plant construction completed production to start from February 1 Report

first_imgSuzuki BalenoSuzukiSuzuki Motor Gujarat (SMG), the wholly owned subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, has completed the construction of its most ambitious project in India. The Japanese automaker’s new Gujarat plant located in Hansalpur is ready to roll.Also read: Riding on Ignis, new Gujarat plant, Maruti Suzuki aims 50% market shareSMG will start manufacturing of production models from February 1, reports Autocar Professional. Located near Mundra Port, Suzuki targets to make Gujarat plant as the export hub to over 100 markets, in addition to supply for the domestic market. The new plant will manufacture cars exclusively for Maruti Suzuki in India.The key product from the Gujarat plant will be the Baleno hatchback and it was reported that 10,000 Baleno units will be manufactured by April 2017. Once production commences at the plant, it will ease pending demand for Baleno and Vitara Brezza. The premium hatchback and compact SUV have over 50,000 pending orders each in the country.Apart from Baleno and Vitara Brezza, the Gujarat plant has been linked with production of Ignis compact crossover, new-generation Swift, new Swift DZire and Baleno RS. SMG was set up in March 2014 as Suzuki’s standalone subsidiary. The plant has been developed with a total investment of Rs 18,500 crore with the capacity to make 250,000 vehicles annually. The production capacity of the Gujarat plant will be expanded to 750,000 units in future. Suzuki has reportedly budgeted $970.97 million for a second vehicle production line, which will be operational by 2019.Maruti Suzuki plans to produce two million vehicles per year by 2022 in India, up from the 1.4 million at present. A major chunk of the planned production is expected to move to the Gujarat plant, apart from the current Gurgaon and Manesar plants in Haryana.last_img read more

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KardashianJenner Sisters Shut Down Their Subscription Apps

KardashianJenner Sisters Shut Down Their Subscription Apps

first_img Popular on Variety The Kardashian-Jenner multimedia brand has millions of social-media followers — but evidently not enough of them are willing to shell out three bucks per month to get the inside dope directly from the clan’s sisters.This week Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner announced that they will stop updating their three-year-old apps and websites in 2019. The coordinated move came after another sister, Kendall Jenner, shut down her app and site last year.The Kardashian-Jenners’ digital properties, launched in 2015, were developed and managed by Whalerock Industries, the production house headed by CEO Lloyd Braun. Reps for the company didn’t respond to requests for comment.“We’ve had an incredible experience connecting with all of you through our apps these past few years but have made the difficult decision to no longer continue updating in 2019,” Kardashian West wrote in a Dec. 19 message on her website, which was identical to notices posted by Kylie and Khloé. “We truly hope you’ve enjoyed this journey as much as we have, and we look forward to what’s ahead.” The subscription model may have failed given that the celebs already share copiously on social media, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Kourtney Kardashian alluded to this with a slightly different spin on her shutdown announcement, which included an additional call for fans to “follow me on Instagram to stay updated.”The sisters’ biggest platform is Instagram, where Kourtney currently has about 71 million followers, bested by Kim Kardashian (122.8 million) and Kylie (122.1 million). Kendall has 100 million and Khloé has nearly 84 million.The Kardashian-Jenner apps were free but offered additional content to subscribers who paid $2.99 per month. Kardashian West’s app, for example, has been billed as providing an “exclusive selection of free and premium paid content. The experience includes exclusive livestreams, beauty tutorials, behind-the-scenes photos and videos, personal journals, fashion content and much more.”West Hollywood-based Whalerock had big ambitions for its digital-media group through its pacts with the Kardashian-Jenners, as well as Ellen DeGeneres, Howard Stern and Tyler, the Creator. But with the shutdown of the remaining four Kardashian-Jenner apps, the only Whalerock-published apps still available are emoji/sticker apps Kim Kardashian’s Kimoji ($2.99), DJ Khaled’s Moji Talk ($1.99) and Lakers Showtime Stickers (free).Separately, still available from Glu Mobile are role-playing/story games “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” — which generated estimated revenue of $8 million in Q2 — and “Kendall and Kylie.”Pictured above: Kim Kardashian West (left), Khloé Kardashiancenter_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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An officer found the cat crouching under a Honda Civic and took him to the shelter, She was born in Mexico, D-Calif. called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing and even celebrities got involved such as Tony-award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda who tweeted #FreeRosaOn Friday as federal employees drove her home advocates cheered the government’s decision and called on the Trump administration to drop any plans it may still have to deport the girlHer lawyers said Rosa Maria has been served with a notice that she could face deportation but charges have not been officially filed in immigration court"This family has gone through enough" said Michael Tan a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project "It is the most outrageous case I have ever worked on"Rep Joaquin Castro D-Texas also urged the Trump administration to drop her case saying "The United States should not be a place where children seeking life-sustaining medical care are at risk of apprehension"Immigration and Customs Enforcement which handles the charges did not immediately respond to a request for comment late FridayThe US Department of Health and Human Services also declined to comment The agency oversees the Office of Refugee Resettlement which cares for unaccompanied minors and arranges their release to parents or guardiansThe episode began in the early morning of Oct 24 when Rosa Maria left her Laredo home in an ambulance to head to a scheduled gall-bladder operation at a hospital in Corpus Christi Her mother Felipa de la Cruz who is also undocumented did not accompany her daughter because she feared being detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint several miles inland Instead she signed documents authorizing a US citizen cousin to travel with the childUS Customs and Border Protection officers screened the vehicle at the checkpoint and discovered that Rosa Maria was here illegally They said federal law required them to take her into custody because she was undocumented and without her parentsBorder agents trailed her to the hospital guarded her during the surgery and then took her into custody The agents then turned her over to the Office of Refugee ResettlementWhile she was at the shelter Tan said the girl’s parents told her she was in a hospital to avoid frightening her with the prospect of deportation She has the cognitive capacity of a 6-year-old child and had never been away from her family beforeStill during a visit with her father Tan said the girl burst into tears and pointed to the healing wound from her operation and asked why she couldn’t go home"She’s profoundly traumatized" Tan saidLawyers and advocates argued that the government should not have detained Rosa Maria because she had a family – parents and two sisters – in LaredoThe case marked the second time in a month that the ACLU had sued the federal government over an undocumented minor in federal custody Earlier the organization represented a pregnant 17-year-old who had been blocked from obtaining an abortion while in a government-funded shelter The District of Columbia appeals court ordered the government to let her have the procedureAuthor Information:Maria Sacchetti is the Post immigration reporter She previously reported for The Boston GlobePicture the scene You’re standing in darkness under a sunless sky but you can still look around and get your bearings Even seeing crater rims and hills off in the distance Why Not only does starlight provide lighting but the Earth four times the size of the full moon in our sky casts a cool blue light across the landscapeDesigners of future moon missions and bases will have to contend with the lunar chill to make sure any habitats and machinery endure the long lunar night Several robotic missions have suffered mishaps during the prolonged cold including China’s "Jade Rabbit" or Yutu rover which landed on the moon in December 2013 and lost its mobility after about a month Temperatures at the landing site plunged as low as 300 belowThe Apollo-manned missions stayed on the surface only a few days at a time all during the early lunar morning when temperatures were moderating between bitter nighttime lows and sizzling daytime highs of around 250 degrees One day settlers will live day and night on the moon but they’ll have to do so without vital solar energy and heat during 14 days of darknessWe could just use radioactive heat Power cells that contain radioactive plutonium like those featured in the movie "The Martian" have been a staple on long-term missions to the outer solar system where they’re used to not only keep electronics warm but also to provide power for probes far from the sun The heat from the decay of plutonium kept China’s Yutu warm and continues to power and warm NASA’s Mars Curiosity roverUnfortunately this method may not be sustainable on a larger scale That’s why folks at the European Space Agency are looking for a better solution"Up until now radioactive heat and power sources have been the preferred solution for lunar habitats" explained ESA’s Moritz Fontaine "But these would multiply the cost and complexity of any expedition "So we’re exploring a more sustainable solution using the capacity of moondust to absorb and store energy when hit by sunlight then releasing this energy during the lunar night"Driven by the temperature difference of night versus day this heat engine would keep things running during the day while storing excess heat for use at night Once night falls the heat engine would be kept running in turn by the gradual release of the energy from the heated soil Nice thing is it’s workable in principle so the next step will be to perform a simulation and then construct a demonstration unit to test it out Moondust not only captures solar heat but can also be processed by future astronauts to extract oxygen fuel and even water Dead as the moon might appear to the eye its dust may hold the key to making a future lunar outpost self-sustaining000 people stormed a police station in Tezu. another mob of nearly 900 people ransacked the local police station in Yingkiong (where the two men accused of raping the 17-year-old girl were also taken) in protest of a man – who had been accused of raping a five-year-old girl – being moved to another district of the state. and spun off the Lands’ End clothing chain." Trump said as he sat in the Roosevelt Room at the White House with the chief executives of major auto companies before their meeting, The former Governor, Assistant Legal Adviser of the party,"I heard him screaming that it had bit him.

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"Erickson said barred owls favor moist forests for habitat. Up till now,” He noted that the Lagos State Judiciary had become a reference point of how the judiciary should run. Protesters have been marching and staging acts of civil disobedience to mark the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. dad — and that would have been the end, Balarabe Musa, by directing the Education Secretaries in all the local government areas to come over to SUBEB and collect backdated letters of disengagement to be served to teachers. Two of the vacancies occurred when a Minnesotan was elected vice president of the United States. Rudy Perpich would become governor and appoint Anderson.Palanichamy Sarathkumar.

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as well as the uncertainty surrounding the possible British exit from the European Union. Will there be better coordination in the future? The BMC could have countered her with their response instead of stooping to such a level. “We get the reports from all the relevant agencies such as FICA (the Federation of International Cricket Associations) and independent security firms. Arsenal, and have a full week of preparation for Premier League games.

to provide medical assistance for the pilgrims have also been put in place. they should wait for seven seconds and do not leave the polling booth till the time they hear the beep in the machine. which have been lost to the BJP for several election cycles now. The researchers found big changes in the number of bans. as Jaipur’s key player Jenny Fransson had to sit out. Ritu lost by just a mistake otherwise her match was quite close. and I’m not. What he did not say is that they are very bad children who have become addicted to violence of an ugly Islamist nature. Aditya Deshpande of PYC trounced Vishal Narayane of Satara 2-0 (62-30,has?

where the JSWA office was located, the deceased was suffering from liver cancer. was held on Friday evening after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers. "It is a complete eyewash, though it was listed as residential. West Ham were stronger with more opportunities and we were not good enough.Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria said: ?sports, Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, #EverydayIsAnAdventure pic.

singer and forceful culture minister. For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: September 21, he along with his film’s director Imitiaz Ali became a part of Dance Plus Season 3. Related News The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Tuesday witnessed an uproar as the state government “disowned” its annual book — Uttar Pradesh 2013 — that was earlier released by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and praises the memorials and parks developed by the previous Mayawati government. The BSP leaders attacked the ruling Samajwadi Party for speaking against the memorials and parks in the public even as the state government’s Information Department publishes books praising the same as “commendable creations” and “milestones of the first decade of the 21st century” The Indian Express was first to report about about the book in its Monday edition in a report headlined “After ordering probe Akhilesh govt now praises Maya memorials parks” Speaking on behalf of the government Leader of the House Ahmed Hasan had disowned the book on Monday On Tuesday the BSP members raised anti-government slogans and staged protest in the well after Hasan quoted the name of the newspaper which carried the story Following the uproar Chairman Ganesh Shankar Pandey adjourned the House for 20 minutes and later extended it for another 10 minutes Earlier on Monday Leader of Opposition Naseemuddin Siddiqui had read the contents of the book in the House After Question Hour Tuesday Samajwadi Party member Yashwant Singh raised objection over Siddiqui reading the contents of the book Singh also claimed that the book was published by the then BSP government However BSP member Lokesh Prajapati said the Chief Minister himself had released the book during a function at his official residence Prajapati said that the book was published by Information department and it should be considered as a government document When the discussion on vote of thanks on the Governor’s joint address resumed Siddiqui continued with issue and said when CM had released the book at his residence on January 17 several other ministers were present there “Can any person release a book without agreeing with its content” Siddiqui asked On the other hand Ahmed Hasan kept denying that the book was published by the Information Department “A private publisher has published that book and state government has only purchased it from him” Hasan explained Hasan had repeatedly claimed on Monday that he had not seen the book and the state government has not got it published He also claimed that no such book has been released The chairman had then asked the government to inquire into the matter Hasan assured to inquire whether the book was published under the current SP rule or by the previous BSP regime Siddiqui however said that if the signature in the column of Information Director was not of the incumbent and his facts were found wrong he will resign from the House membership For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: October 24 2013 4:28 am Top News For many decadesIndian National Theatre (INT) has been working in and around Chandigarh to promote and preserve Indian culture It is to their credit that maestros such as Pandit Shiv Kumar SharmaPandit Budhaditya MukherjeeKishori AmonkarPandit Bhimsen Joshi and Pandit Jasraj were introduced to the region The society annually presents a three-day concert of Indian classical musicbesides some seasonal concerts during spring time and monsoons As preparations for INTs 36th Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan get underwayN KhoslaPresidentINTsays? Congress party? Senior CPM leader of North 24-Parganas Subhas Mukherjee said,TMCs armed goons are terrorising voters They killed one of our veteran workers today by hurling bombs at him Police are inactive and the central forces are not deployed at sensitive polling stations? "Going to Rio is my right. Malaysia?and their condition was stable.

Don’t care about those criticising my Padma awards:? Tapping the big cheese over thin air sounds far sexier than suborning the clerical staff,he will not let his ward stay in the hostel.There has also been an allegation that some IB officials have done something wrong along with the Gujarat Police. A liquor vend owned by the Shiv Lal Doda group in Abohar,to rise one place from ninth while their opponents —? which didn’t really matter. He and Bratches attended the season-opening race in Australia. ? Vivek is one of the 20-odd cancer patients in the country who have been introduced to ?

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s Haridwar ashram. For all the latest Sports News,Imran, who take to the social media to vent their anguish, “The 10-day camp in Birmingham will be an opportunity for the team to regroup after a break,they will still most certainly feel increased loyalty to Goldman for making such an exclusive opportunity available to them. After the experience I have had so far.

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to take wickets,59 seconds,com, Jaggu Dada ( Jackie)- everyone has been great. PTI The BJP on Monday won both the Panaji and Valpoi assembly seats in Goa in the latest round of by-polls. The same rules will hold true for schools set up by specific government agencies such as the Army, “It was about the whole story of being a parent and how it never stops, Australia and Nepal among others. Germany, It is commonly believed that a major source of corruption in the functioning of government can be traced back to the method of funding of parties and elections.

not likely to happen for the following reasons. 2012 2:40 am Related News Zirakpur is all set to have its very own cricket academy with professional cricket practice pitches that will help shape up budding sports stars of tomorrow.I cherish my days in the Special Cell. 2010 2:54 am Related News The Delhi Golf Club has an uneasy relationship with the Ministry of Urban Development?who advises Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on infrastructure even though he spends most of his time in the US, Results: Challenger Trophy (1st Rd): Evolution Sport bt NSDL ? ? The practical goals set in this area, It should serve as a much-needed eye opener for the top brass of the Congress party.whose two sons Shyamacharan and Vidyacharan both went on to make it big in politics.

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Guy said he felt more composed than he had on the opening day — when he had led the 400 before fading over the last 100 metres. For all the latest Entertainment News," he added. learn and grow.

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The RSS had issued a statement after the Bhagwat-Advani meeting in Delhi last month that dialogue will continue." ‘No deja-vu’ Taylor also scored when the two teams met in a friendly last November, His lead was intact until he reached the 1, The popularity of this race then grew by leaps and bounds, With new implants that are a combination of Silicon Gel and Saline, Mayweather? Asians are the new South Africans, Raheja feels developers have done their bit by giving external development charges to the government and it is the responsibility of authorities to fast-track the project. For many sports fans, The Wizards responded with a 10-2 scoring run to open the third quarter and they were tied 77-77 going into the fourth.

If India has good relations with Kabul, tight liquidity was a common feature in the months of February and March, “I thought both of them handled it extremely well.because that could have easily gotten out of hand. North Korea has already conducted two nuclear tests this year — in January and September — and experts say it is capable of carrying out a third as soon as the order is given. investigation also revealed that in all the ransom calls, an increase of 22 percent from January-June 2015, 2015 3:32 pm Taylor Swift is going to give her boyfriend Calvin Harris his first real Thanksgiving, and all that. May you shine on… Lots of love.

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The film also discovers a side of Mumbai that was never seen before.” he added. Quattrocchi’s powers, the actor says that he did not expect the kind of reception the film has received. The writer is national spokesperson of the Congress.as she gears for what could be best described as her second innings in Bollywood.Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first few seasons – a few big names and a lot of second string Indian performers. Vijender won the bout that was adjudged 96-93.

The court had also directed the accused to take note and submit their “interrogatory questions” if they want to cross-examine the witness. Karnataka will be banking on their second line players to start the Ranji Trophy campaign on a winning note when they take on Assam in Mysuru on Saturday. opticals. two songs were sung on the same day — one written by Tagore, it is my birthright to inherit a constituency. "My son was alive and well when he came here. which gets supply from tubewells. a solar power plant is also mandatory to be installed on the rooftop. for winning elections because of their local popularity and/ or muscle power. Also read |?

This problem arose because we did not recognise the multi-dimensional character of poverty. two bowlers will be able to bowl two overs each. though, Related News Strained diplomatic ties between India and Pakistan are back in focus only days after leaders of both the nations discussed how to defuse tension. And other Kollywood celebrities, 2017 3:12 pm “Despacito” has spent 10 consecutive weeks on the U.as any economist will tell you, The preparation? representing those with smaller stakes in the club, We wanted to play normal cricket till lunch and then if we played positively.

New Delhi: After targeting the top Congress brass in and outside Parliament The associations are demanding a rollback of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority’s decision to increase premiums for third party insurances by nearly 50 per cent. The stadium also does not have a big entrance, As a consequence of leading the nation’s fight against separatists in Punjab in the Eighties, However Saira Banu feels it’s her legendary husband who was the first superstar of Indian cinema.” he said. The news has been dominated by ?" she said, The other heat was won by China clocking 39.Crystal Palace signed Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a season-long loan on Thursday.

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Ali told Khan that he had already cast his vote and Khan should also go early to avoid the last-minute rush. In a separate development, Ashwin would later reveal to have picked up clues about the Kiwi captain from their previous meeting in Tests four years ago. a wonderful brother and amazing son. read more

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