A controversial offside call to rule out Sadio Mane’s strike against Arsenal provoked the wrath of Liverpool fans during Saturday’s Premier League clash. With the game deadlocked at 0-0 during the first half, both Mane and Firmino chased a lofted ball over the top from Trent Alexander-Arnold. Firmino arrived first and chipped over the head of Bernd Leno, with the ball landing neatly for his strike partner after hitting the post on the Brazilian’s original effort. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Liverpool’s joy quickly turned to bewilderment, however, as the goal was rubbed out for an alleged offside. Mane was indeed past the last defender in the original move, but did not interfere with play; replays of Firmino’s shot, meanwhile, showed the Senegal international dead level with his team-mate. No matter what the intricacies of the offside law, one thing is for certain: the call went down very badly on the red side of Merseyside – though were a few north Londoners who were happy with the call!It’s a debatable offside. Mane was behind Firmino when he lobbed the keeper, but offside as the ball was played through.2nd phase Mane was onside, so the goal should have been given.— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) 3 de noviembre de 2018Looks like that was a perfectly goal, depending on when you judge a player being active. Mane definitely not offside from Firmino shot that hit woodwork.— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) 3 de noviembre de 2018Arsenal got away with one there. Clearly not offside.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 3 de noviembre de 2018How are the commentators AND an ex ref saying Mane was onside and the goal was good? 🤦🏻♂️ the rule is 2nd to last defender not the last defender! He is offside. These people are getting paid to commentate and don’t even know the rules 💩💩💩 pic.twitter.com/jQBDUf35cd— Sean Hansen (@Sean_Hansen) 3 de noviembre de 2018Lucky Arsenal. No way Mane is offside there— Wark Woldbridge (@markgoldbridge) 3 de noviembre de 2018Another HUGE error for referees tonight… Sadio Mane’s goal wrongfully disallowed for offside. Such a shame that the standard of English referees continues to blight the Premier League. Everyone deserves better. #LFC #ARSLIV #EPL #Emirates #Liverpool #Arsenal #SimonLong pic.twitter.com/Nyb2q3guji— LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) 3 de noviembre de 2018Shouldn’t that have been a goal? Mane offside from the TAA pass but not from the Firmino touch?— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) 3 de noviembre de 2018 Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
LG’s next flagship smartphone has been subjected to a bunch of renders over the past several weeks. We’ve also seen some live images all of which give us a pretty good understanding of what the phone will look like. Now, another render has surfaced online ahead of its launch that shows us the display of the phone and once again confirms that the G7 ThinQ will sport a notch on the display.The latest render comes by way of tipster Evan Blass and shows us the front and right side of the LG G7 ThinQ. The render keeps in line with what we have come to expect from the flagship including the notch on top of the display – something that has become increasingly common among Android OEMs off late. The notch is expected to house the front camera, earpiece and some additional sensors. In addition to the notch, the phone will sport a chin on the bottom, but overall you should expect a bigger-than-ever screen real estate. The render also shows that the frame will be made of metal and a power button will be seen on the right side, which means the volume controls will be placed on the left side of the frame.Last week, a render of the LG G7 ThinQ showed off the phone from the front and back and revealed the colours it will be offered in as well. This includes Aurora Black, Platinum Grey, Moroccan Blue, Moroccan Blue with a matte finish and Raspberry Rose. The phone is tipped to sport a 6.1-inch display and the notch could help the phone achieve around 90 per cent screen-to-body-ratio.The rear of the phone will see a vertical dual rear camera setup with a fingerprint sensor just below. A report last week claims that dual cameras will include two 16-megapixel sensors. The primary camera will come with an f/1.6 aperture, while the secondary camera will have a wide-angle lens and a 107-degree field-of-view.advertisementLG is attaching ThinQ with the name like it did with the LG V30 ThinQ because the flagship is expected to pack some AI features such as an AI Cam that will offer enhanced filter options as per a recent report. Additionally, renders last week suggested that the phone may come with a dedicated AI button on the left side similar to the Bixby button on the Galaxy S9, but we can’t confirm that just yet.The LG G7 ThinQ is expected to rock an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. A 6GB RAM variant can also be expected. Earlier this month, the phone reportedly scored 252,473 points on AnTuTu, which is almost at par with the Galaxy S9’s score of 250,201. An exact launch date has not been set, but the phone is expected to be unveiled in New York and Seoul on May 3.ALSO READ: LG G7 ThinQ to launch with dual 16MP cameras, Android Oreo, iPhone X-like notch on May 3
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational hat-trick to help Portugal secure a thrilling draw against Spain in Sochi in their 2018 World Cup opener on Friday.Ronaldo’s 87th minute strike from a free-kick brought Portugal level with Spain at 3-3 and that is how the match ended after four minutes were added on in the Group B blockbuster.In by far the best game of the tournament so far, Spain forward Diego Costa notched a double before Nacho put them 3-2 ahead with a brilliant third only for Ronaldo to snatch a point in the dying minutes.This was his career’s 51st hat-trick and also the the 51st overall in World Cup finals.You’ll never guess who was @Budweiser #ManoftheMatch…Congrats, @Cristiano! pic.twitter.com/ARVnftAvrDFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018Spain were still reeling from the remarkable decision to fire coach Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday, after the federation said he had negotiated a contract to take over at Real Madrid without their knowledge and replaced him with Fernando Hierro.(HIGHLIGHTS)The match got off to an explosive start when Ronaldo beat Nacho on the left of the box with a stepover, was tripped and converted the penalty himself in emphatic style after four minutes.Costa equalised in the 24th as he latched onto a long ball forward by Sergio Busquets, bundled off a challenge from Pepe, slipped through two defenders and slotted his shot past Rui Patricio.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe goal was confirmed after a review by the video assistant referee (VAR), being used at the World Cup for the first time, for a possible foul on Pepe.advertisementSpain appeared to be on top as Isco rifled a shot against the bar, only for Ronaldo to strike again one minute before halftime with a low shot which hit goalkeeper David De Gea’s hand and slipped agonisingly into the net.Costa levelled from close range 10 minutes after the break and Spain went ahead for the first time with a remarkable strike from Nacho, who met the ball on the volley at an awkward height and sent an inswinging shot in off the post.Incredibly, there was more drama to come as Portugal won a free kick about 20 metres out in the 88th minute.Ronaldo rolled up his shorts, stepped forward and curled the ball around the wall into the top corner to set off delirious celebrations amongst the Portugal players and fansIRAN STUN MOROCCO WITH STOPPAGE-TIME OWN GOALThat was FUN. #PORESP pic.twitter.com/yhmrCcv7KuFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018A heartbreaking stoppage-time own goal from substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz gave Iran a dramatic 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B opener on Friday.In a group where Spain and Portugal are strong favourites to qualify for the knockout stage, the result gives Iran an outside chance of an upset but was a bitter blow for an enterprising Moroccan side.They top the group for the time being as Portugal and Spain played out a draw.URUGUAY EARN HARD FOUGHT VICTORYThe 89th minute header from Jose Gimenez helped Uruguay beat Egypt a 1-0 in their World Cup opener on Friday.Gimenez rose perfectly to meet a Carlos Sanchez free kick and score the goal that broke a 48-year Uruguayan ‘curse’ of failing to win in the opening game of the World Cup finals.(With inputs from Reuters)
57 teams took to the fields at Bob Dowling Oval in Dubbo over the weekend to compete in the 2013 New South Wales Country Championships. Congratulations to the teams who won their respective divisions:Men’s OpenWollongong Devils 4 defeated Central Coast Dolphins 3Women’s OpenWagga Wagga 8 defeated Tuggeranong Vikings 2Women’s 20’sTamworth Thunder 4 defeated Wagga Wagga 3Mixed Open Port Macquarie 8 defeated Taree Flames 3Men’s 40’s – Final OneWallsend Wolves 5 defeated Doyalson Devils 0Men’s 40’s – Final TwoNelson Bay Neptunes 4 defeated Jerrabomberra Storm 3Women’s 40’sCentral Coast Dolphins 3 defeated Woden Eagles 2Men’s 50’sNewcastle City 8 defeated Beresfield 0Senior MixedPeninsula Piranhas 5 defeated Forster Tuncurry 2For all of the results from the weekend, please visit the NSWTA events website – www.nswtaevents.sportingpulse.net. Related LinksCountry Champs results
5 off-beat career options to break the monotony of 9 to 5 jobs 9 to 5 jobs are no more the ‘normal’ setup for jobs. With changing thought patterns of young people, they are looking more for jobs that make a positive impact or are simply fun to be working on. Here are 5 off-beat career choices to make work fun!advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 17, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 16:59 IST Regular 9 to 5 jobs area big no-no now! Check out these 5 off-beat career options to make work fun.If Millennials have their way, 9 to 5 jobs will be a concept of the past. The new normal’ today is looking for in-demand career skills and opportunities so that they can break the monotony of 9 am to 5 pm jobs. A desk job one which is tied by working hours and results in slow progress through the hierarchy of a corporate structure is not the career definition that Millennials are aspiring for.There are two important factors which are impacting career choices. Firstly, it is the trend of choosing work and workplace flexibility over salary packages. Secondly, it is the trend of seeking work which has a greater purpose work which can make a positive impact on society.Here we discuss the qualifications required, job responsibilities, topmost courses and institutes, and the average salary packages that one can expect with respect to a few very interesting career options.Read: 6 popular career options which don’t need you to be topperHere are 5 off-beat career options to break the monotony of 9 to 5 jobs!1. Career in the Social Sector Off-beat career in social dectorThe Social Sector has emerged as a professional space providing opportunities to build an off-beat career that can make a difference in the real world. Breaking all myths around it, the Social Sector has evolved beyond just volunteering’ and working with small, local NGOs’.It provides enormous spaces for meaningful, challenging, complex and financially viable careers through working on real issues affecting society today.Passion combined with professionalism (understanding of society, development, visualisation of sustainable change at scale through world-class social purpose organisations) is needed to create an impact in the challenging environment of the Social Sector.advertisementJobs: One can opt for varied job roles that allow you to make a positive impact on society at large. Job profiles such as strategy and planning, behaviour change communication, collaborative partnerships, government advocacy, value-based fundraising, systems thinking based programme design and management, mission first social entrepreneurship, holistic decision making, corporate social responsibility, ethical and pragmatic M&E etc can be opted for.Qualifications: From fresh graduates to people already pursuing a career (in any field) can opt for a post-graduate programme or fellowship to get a head-start in Social Sector.Financial comfort: The average fresher salary ranges from INR 2.5 lakh to 6 lakh. Students from better colleges can also earn packages of INR 12 to 13 lakhs.Learn the discipline: Fellowships and post-graduation programmes are the most important routes one can take, the prominent ones being Gandhi Fellowship, LAMP, Fellowship, SBI Youth for India etc. The Indian School of Development Management (ISDM in Delhi NCR) has specially designed 1-year full-time post graduate programme in Development Management.2. Career as a Political Campaign Manager Off-beat career as political campaign managerPolitical campaign management is an extremely critical, dynamic and interesting field to work in. One needs to exercise the analytical part of the brain for this off-beat career option and adapt to the fast pace of stressful working conditions.Jobs: Working at the core they provide services like political consultation, marketing, fundraising, crisis management, and public relations.Qualifications: A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in political science and campaign management is a requisite. One can also go for PhD. Excellent communication skills are also necessary.Financial comfort: The average fresher salary ranges from INR 3-4 lakh onwards. Growth prospects are good and salary packages can become more and more handsome.Learn the discipline: Jawaharlal Nehru University offers MA and MPhil. Delhi University offers BA (Hons) Political Science, MA in Political Science, MPhil in Political Science and PhD in Political Science. Jamia Millia Islamia offers BA (Hons), MA and PhD.3. Career in Sports Management Off-beat career option as a sports managerYou don’t need to be a sportsperson to have a career in sports. If you have a passion for sports and an aptitude for management then an off-beat career option in sports management might interest you.Jobs: You can explore from professional opportunities like Sports Agents, Sports Information Directors, Sports Marketing Manager, Sports Event Manager etc.Qualifications: Pursue a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Sports Management.Financial comfort: Average fresher salary ranges from INR 3-4 lakh onwards. Salary packages become more handsome with experience and growth.Learn the discipline: A BBA in Sports Management at National Academy of Sports (Mumbai); BA in Sports Management at George College (Kolkata); BA in Sports Management at Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad University of Technology (WB), and BA in Sports Management at International Institute of Sports Management are a few options to get qualified from top institutes. Sports Proficiency is given extra weightage during admissions.advertisementRead: 5 unconventional courses expected to become very popular in 20194. Career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Off-beat career in aircraft maintenanceWhile core engineering jobs are shrinking in number, Aircraft Engineering is a booming segment. Airlines are using an increased number of aircraft and require skilled people to support its operations. The field is for the highly skilled and the perks of the job are excellent, especially if you are bitten by the travel bug.Jobs: The scope of an offbeat-career option in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is very good in Indian as well as foreign airlines.Qualifications: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) is a four-year license programme regulated by Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Government of India. Out of the four years, there is an academic course of two years and a two-year training program.Financial comfort: Average salary ranges from INR 7 to 8 lakh onwards.Learn the discipline: The Indian Institute of Aircraft Engineering offers an AME programme.5. Career as a Food Taster Off beat career as food tasterYes, being a food taster can be a rather rewarding off-beat career option. Being a foodie might not suffice as the qualification for becoming a professional food taster, along with sensory acuity one needs to have a proper degree and training.Jobs: Global FMCG companies are looking for more and more people for this role as they constantly revamp their existing products or launch new ones.Qualifications: A degree in food sciences/technology and or culinary arts would be required. A degree in nutrition or experience of working in product development at an F&B company can give you an added advantage.Financial comfort: The average salary ranges from INR 2 to 3 lakh onwards.Learn the discipline: The top institutes in India offering Food Technology courses are Central Food Technological Research Institute, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, National Institute of Nutrition etc.Your career will be a major part of your life; so make sure you choose wisely!Read: Bored of conventional jobs? Try these offbeat career optionsRead: 5 offbeat career options that pay wellGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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Ashes: David Warner empties pockets to win Edgbaston crowdThe Ashes, England vs Australia 1st Test: When the Edgbaston crowd started shouting: “He’s got sandpaper in his hands”, David Warner emptied his pockets to show he was carrying nothing.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamAugust 4, 2019UPDATED: August 4, 2019 16:38 IST David Warner hasn’t been impressive with the bat in the first Ashes Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner is playing is first Test after serving the one-year banWarner, along with Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, received hostile reception from the crowdWarner has scored just 2 and 8 runs in the two Ashes inningsAustralia opener David Warner has won the Edgbaston crowd during the first Ashes Test against England. After he was booed by the spectators, Warner replied with a smile and in an entertaining manner.Warner was playing his first Test after serving a one-year ban following the infamous ‘sandpapergate’ in Cape Town last year. The opener was fielding in front of the Hollies Stand on Saturday when the crowd started shouting: “He’s got sandpaper in his hands!”Warner also acknowledged the crowd by opening both his palms to show that there was nothing in his hands before emptying his pockets too, following which the crowd gave him a loud and heartfelt round of applause.The first Ashes Test hasn’t gone well for Warner as he could only manage scores of 2 and 8 in the two innings.Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft are playing their first Test after serving their respective bans. All the two times when opener Warner and Bancroft came out in the middle to open the innings for Australia, they recieved a hostile reception from the crowd.The Edgbaston crowd waved sandpapers at them and also carried a poster which read, ‘Aussies Cheats’.Also Read | Absolute load of rubbish: Ricky Ponting backs ex-captain Steve Smith to advise Tim PaineAlso Read | Ashes 1st Test: England need to find a way to get ‘world class’ Steve Smith out, says Chris WoakesAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow David WarnerFollow ball-tampering ban
By Garfield Angus, JIS Reporter Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has announced the setting up of an Advisory Body on Diaspora affairs, to work on the streamlining of medical missions to Jamaica; and the appointment of Liaison Officers at all public hospitals.Speaking at a session on Health at the just concluded 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James, the Minister pointed out that a terms of reference has already been drafted and the Liaison Officers will be appointed to perform.“This is to ensure that Jamaica continues to receive the support for the health sector without the many usual delays. These liaison officers, if they fail to perform, they will be removed. It is not just to satisfy a theoretical arrangement, it is to get the work done,” the Minister emphasized.Dr. Ferguson said the Diaspora represents the greatest possibility for Jamaica, relative to its health care delivery system, “once we can synergize and put the structures in place.”“For the many who would have been disappointed, who would have called and wanted to help, but just got the block…We want to apologize profusely, because we know what you have gone through,” Minister Ferguson told the audience.The Advisory Body will be chaired by Mr. Victor Cummings, with the other members being: Professor Neville Ying, Dr. Kevin Harvey, Henry Batson, Dr. Thelma Nelson, Miss Antoinette Patterson, Mrs. Stephanie Shaw-Smith, Ava Gaye Timberlake, and Leslie James.They will be working with the Ministry and its agencies to facilitate and increase the responsiveness to the work of volunteers as well as health missions, and the work of the Diaspora.The recently established International Co-operation Unit in the Ministry will provide guidance and work out the type of gifts that are suited for Jamaica. In 2012, Jamaica hosted 172 medical missions, which saved the Government approximately US$393,000 in the areas of pharmaceuticals and equipment to the public health sector.“It is for us to look at the gaps, financially, and human resource, and to see how we can close those gaps. We will not be getting any more funding, relative to the budget. This is why, in the last three weeks, I have been on the road consulting about health financing. We feel that it is not just about use fees, or no user fees. It is about how we finance health going forward, and for us to recognize health as a development issue,” the Minister said.
zoom Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, announced plans yesterday to significantly expand its market leadership in Australia, one of the fastest growing markets in the cruise industry.PACIFIC JEWELWith Australian cruise passenger numbers having increased 130 percent in the past five years and projections of 800,000 cruise passengers in 2013 growing to one million by 2016, P&O Cruises (Australia), one of Carnival Corporation’s 10 brands, will add two ships to its fleet in 2015.With a total of five ships, P&O Cruises will establish Australia’s largest year-round fleet and be well-positioned to continue meeting Australians’ surging demand for cruise vacations.Carnival Corporation will transfer the two ships from the company’s Holland America Line brand to become part of the P&O Cruises fleet.In the meantime, Holland America Line is building its latest and largest ship, to be delivered in February 2016. The new Pinnacle Class ship will be 99,500 tons and carry 2,660 passengers. This new ship will replace the capacity of the two vessels moving to P&O Cruises in Australia.“Australians know a good thing when they discover it, and that speaks to why taking a cruise has become the most popular vacation experience in the Australian tourism industry,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “By any measure, Australia is one of the top performing cruise markets in the world, with an eye-popping average annual passenger growth rate of 20 percent over the past decade.”Carnival Corporation is the largest cruise operator in Australia and the only cruise company to have ships based full-time in Australian waters. Over the past 10 years Carnival Corporation has grown rapidly with its local fleet increasing from two full-time ships, both with P&O Cruises, to six full-time ships from three of the company’s brands – three P&O Cruises ships, two Princess Cruises ships and one Carnival Cruise Lines ship. In 2015, with P&O Cruises adding its two ships and the return of Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess full-time, that number will increase to nine.PACIFIC DAWNThe company’s ships sail from five Australian cities as well as Auckland in New Zealand. During the past summer cruise season in Australia, the company had a record 20 ships from across seven of its brands sailing in Australian waters.The two ships being added to P&O Cruises, currently sailing as ms Ryndam and ms Statendam in the Holland America Line fleet, are mid-range in size, similar to the three existing P&O ships in Australia — the Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl. The ships will be completely refurbished to offer a new level of comfort and style and will include onboard features tailored for Australian and New Zealand passengers.Having a five-ship fleet will give P&O Cruises greater flexibility in its increased offering of short-break cruises, traditional cruises to the South Pacific and cruises to new destinations such as Papua New Guinea and Asia.The ships will join the P&O Cruises fleet in November 2015 and itineraries are being developed for the expanded fleet.Carnival, May 20, 2014
Parents and children may well call a truce at dinner tables across the province, as kids learn it’s fun to eat your vegetables when you grow them yourself. The Edible Schoolyard, a new DVD produced by Slow Food Nova Scotia, explores this journey. It is now available at public libraries across the province. “We’re very pleased to make this DVD available for borrowing from our public libraries,” said Education Minister Marilyn More. “It’s a great example of our public libraries and schools working together.” A Hants Shore Health Centre initiative, The Edible Schoolyard shares the inspirational story of the students, staff and friends of Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary School and their community garden. It documents the school yard’s transition from pavement to green space, and the gradual change from bagged lunches to healthier, freshly-picked options. “The documentary illustrates the real-world connections between our environment and economy and is a wonderful example of project-based learning,” said Ms. More. Slow Food Nova is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food. Led by chef Michael Howell, it teaches the importance of eating healthy food that’s grown close to home. “Food that’s good for you, that’s produced with no harm to the environment and that farmers are paid a fair price for, helps make dining a celebratory event,” said Mr. Howell. Each fall, Mr. Howell travels to Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary to help students prepare a meal from the crops they harvest. With the chef’s assistance, they host a feast for the community, with food travelling from field to plate in less than three hours. “When students grow their own vegetables and see where they come from, they’re not afraid to eat them,” said Mr. Howell. “The garden project has helped to make the healthy choice the more popular choice.” Copies of The Edible Schoolyard are on loan in all 77 public library locations and the documentary can also be viewed during the Slow Motion Film Festival running Nov. 6-8 in Wolfville. To learn more about Slow Food Nova Scotia and the Slow Motion Film Festival visit www.slowfoodns.ca or www.slowmotionfilmfest.ca .
New Delhi: Debt-laden Jaypee Infratech’s financial creditors, which include bankers and homebuyers, will meet on May 30 to discuss state-owned NBCC’s bid to acquire the realty firm and complete stuck housing projects. A meeting of Committee of Creditors (CoC) has been called on May 30, sources said. As many as 13 banks and 23,000 homebuyers have voting rights in the committee. Earlier this month, creditors rejected a bid by Mumbai-based Suraksha Realty through a voting process. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsLater, the CoC decided to put on vote the NBCC’s offer even as bankers were opposed to this move citing certain conditions in the resolution plan submitted by the public sector firm. On the bankers’ plea, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) had on May 17 annulled voting by homebuyers and lenders on NBCC’s bid and allowed renegotiation on the offer by May 30. Voting process could start from May 31. At present, bankers and NBCC are negotiating on the latter’s bid to acquire Jaypee Infratech. Sources had earlier said that NBCC was unlikely to dilute certain conditions, including exemption from future tax liability, mentioned in its bid but the public sector firm was open to negotiating on the offer related to unsold flats. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefLenders have shown reluctance to acquire up to 2,207 unsold flats worth Rs 1,756 crore as proposed by NBCC in its revised offer. In its latest offer, NBCC has proposed infusion of Rs 200 crore equity capital, transfer of 950 acres of land worth Rs 5,000 crore as well as Yamuna Expressway to banks and completion of flats by July 2023 in order to settle an outstanding claim of Rs 23,723 crore of financial creditors. On this bid, lenders had reservations on certain concessions sought by NBCC and had sought clarifications from the firm. However, NBCC decided not to dilute the conditions of exemption from future income tax liability as well as from taking consent of development authorities for transfer of businesses, including land parcels and Yamuna Expressway. Clarifications from the NBCC were sought in the wake of Jaypee Infratech’s Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) Anuj Jain flagging to the lenders that the state-owned firm’s bid was conditional and non-binding. The IRP had written to the CoC that NBCC’s revised bid was conditional as the plan would not be binding unless key relief measures such as extinguishing of income tax liability and exemption from seeking consent of YEIDA (Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority) for any business transfer, were taken. In 2017, Jaypee Infratech went into insolvency process after the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) admitted an application by an IDBI Bank-led consortium seeking revival of the realty firm.
Two longtime supporters of a Pennsylvania animal shelter have successfully bid $100,000 for four tickets to Madonna’s Philadelphia concert on August 28.The tickets were donated by jewelry designer Susan Rosen and were part of a special auction to benefit Main Line Animal Rescue’s anti-puppy mill campaigns and the shelter’s new training center in Chester County, PA.Nick Adams and Dee Silvers’ winning bid is believed to be the highest paid for concert tickets.“To me Madonna has always symbolized freedom and strength,” Silvers said. “But when I think of puppy mill dogs, I think of confinement, and dogs weak from over-breeding and lack of veterinary care.”The proceeds will support MLAR’s campaigns focusing on the USDA’s failure to protect dogs in many federally licensed breeding kennels and programs designed to rehabilitate dogs rescued from Pennsylvania’s puppy mills.“By supporting Main Line Animal Rescue, these wonderful people have provided a ray of light to the thousands of puppy mill dogs we help every year. And that’s something to celebrate!” said MLAR volunteer Linda Forbes.The non-profit is well-known for campaigning against puppy mill abuse appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s “puppy mill show” in 2008.Source:PR Newswire
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles will honor its first-ever CASA of LA Ambassador: actress, philanthropist, entrepreneur and designer Kathy Hilton, at the 6th Annual “Evening to Foster Dreams Gala”, April 18th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Mrs. Hilton, the notable matriarch of the Hilton Family, will join CASA/LA at the glamorous event, which features the comedy of host Al Madrigal (The Daily Show), a silent auction and gourmet fare all to support the thousands of children in foster care served by the organization.The million-dollar fundraising event brings together volunteers and dedicated community members to honor Los Angeles leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to children, including children who have been abused or neglected and are living in foster care. Previous honorees include actor Mario Lopez, the Honorable Judge Michael Nash and Freeform Network’s “The Fosters.”This year’s event will honor Kathy Hilton with the Robert Morrison Community Service Award for her role as CASA of LA’s first official Ambassador. In the role of Ambassador, Mrs. Hilton will speak out as a voice for the organization and its children, as well as for her ongoing dedication to children in need around the world. Mrs. Hilton’s passion for philanthropy is widespread amongst many worthy causes including The Make a Wish Foundation, and The Starlight Children’s Foundation for which she received an award in 2011. Kathy is married to Rick Hilton the Chairman of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate and together they are parents to four children: Paris, Barron and Conrad Hilton, and Nicky Hilton Rothschild. Mrs. Hilton began her early career as an actress, and in the 1980’s opened an antique store on Sunset Plaza. In 2002 she debuted a line of home décor items on QVC and later a beauty line on HSN. Mrs. Hilton hosted the NBC show, I Want To Be a Hilton, and also appeared on The World According to Paris. In 2012, she designed a line of evening dresses.“I’m honored to join CASA/LA as its first Ambassador and to support the mission of this vital organization,” said Kathy Hilton. “Helping the literally tens-of-thousands of children in Los Angeles foster care is a massive task. CASA volunteers are our best hope for changing tragic outcomes, letting children know they aren’t forgotten, and delivering a voice to the voiceless.”“Kathy Hilton will act as a powerful voice for our organization and inspire others to do the same,” said CASA of Los Angeles CEO Wende Nichols-Julien. “I want to thank and commend Mrs. Hilton for taking on a mantle of leadership in helping CASA broaden its presence in the minds of Angelenos, and in the courtrooms where our volunteers change, and save, the lives of future generations every day.”CASA of LA will also fete longtime volunteer and philanthropist Judy Beckmen with the Bob Frandzel Memorial for her decades of service to CASA of Los Angeles as a CASA volunteer, Board Member, donor and Court Assistant. Judy has fiercely advocated for children in foster care and humbly led the organization with her philanthropic vision and generosity. “It is my great pleasure to be able to put the spotlight on Judy this year to thank her for her extraordinary service over many decades to CASA and the children we serve,” said Wende Nichols-Julien.The April 18th Evening to Foster Dreams Gala includes a red carpet cocktail reception and silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefit CASA’s advocacy programs that support children in Los Angeles County’s foster care system who have experienced abuse and neglect. The event’s red carpet reception begins at 5:30pm.Additional information, tickets and sponsorship packages for the Evening to Foster Dreams Gala are available through CASA of LA’s website at casala.org.
Twitter Celine Dion is expanding her venture in the clothing business.The Canadian icon, 50, just debuted the first ad for her new gender-neutral children’s clothing line Celinununu.In a clip posted to her Instagram page Dion gets wrestled to the ground and handcuffed, but after a struggle, she looks at the camera and says, “It’s OK, it’s OK, I’m Celiné Dion! I’m Celiné Dion!” while a Celinununu flashes across the screen. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The newly-launched Célinununu site features a number of products for both boys and girls.Last year, Dion launched the Celine Dion Collection at Nordstrom.As of now, Célinununu is only available online.By AYNSLEE DARMON | ET CANADA Advertisement Facebook Celine Dion – Getty Images Login/Register With:
Nation to NationThe Commissioner of the National Inquiry examining the staggering rates of Indigenous women who have either gone missing or murdered says public hearings will start in the new year.Marion Buller, appearing on APTN’s political show, Nation to Nation says this won’t be like other public firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghaziabad: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he should tell the country what he did in the last five years instead of seeking an account of the work done by former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Priyanka, who was speaking after holding a road show in support of party candidate Dolly Sharma, alleged that the prime minister was serving lies to the masses and is unable to list a single achievement of his five-year tenure. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”He has an obsession with our family. He says Nehru did this, Indira Gandhi did this, but Modiji what did you do, you must say what you did in five years,” she said addressing party workers at Maiwara after her roadshow covered 2.5 km stretch starting from GT Road Ghantaghar where she garlanded the statue of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. “He came out to campaign after five years in office but could not list a single achievement,” she claimed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe Congress general secretary said that people of Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi told her that the Prime Minister “never visited any village”and only “comes and gives speeches”. “The prime minister did not get five minutes during his five-year rule to met even one family in his own constituency. You have seen he has travelled the whole world. He hugged people in Japan, in the US also he hugged…but have you seen him hugging any poor family of Varanasi”.
Looking for ideas for how to spend your lunch hour? The Brock Wellness Committee has a suggestion.In the latest issue of its newsletter, the committee interviews Brendan Barrett, an academic advisor in the Office of the Registrar, who spends his lunch hours playing squash.Squash, Barrett says, makes him feel more energized in the afternoons.Other newsletter highlights include a look at social wellness, eight ways that social activity can boost your health and a recipe for fresh tomato basil pasta.The committee is having a Brock Wellness Fair on Oct. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Pond Inlet to introduce its newly created interest groups. To date, the interest groups include:A walking group that explores Brock’s natural surroundingsA book clubA group interested in nutritional information encouraging weight lossA knitting group (the Needle Knockers)Movie reviewersQuilting, smocking, tatting and fine embroideryIf you have an interest group you’d like to introduce to the Brock community at the Wellness Fair, contact email@example.comClick here to download the September issue of the newsletter.
The city of Burlington is celebrating the legacy of the city’s original settler. The Joseph Brant Day Festival is taking place today, and Nicole Martin was there to check out the fun.
Pakistan’s triumph in the Champions Trophy has pushed them to sixth in the ICC ODI rankings, and closer to direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England.Pakistan, who began the tournament placed eighth, gained four points to move past Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, who are now ranked seventh and eighth respectively. Hosts England and the seven highest ranked teams at the cut-off date of September 30, 2017, receive direct qualification for the next World Cup.“We’ve got two years until the 2019 World Cup,” Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said after beating India in the Champions Trophy final. “We’ve got the monkey off our back in terms of qualifying. We now have two years to identify a squad we want to take forward and give them enough game time.”In the ODI bowlers rankings, Pakistan’s Hasan Ali, who took 13 wickets in five games to be named Player of the Champions Trophy, broke into the top 10, leapfrogging 12 of his peers to claim the seventh spot.Batsman Babar Azam moved up three positions to reach a career-high fifth spot in the batting rankings. Babar scored 133 runs in five Champions Trophy games, without a fifty. Fakhar Zaman, who scored two fifties and a hundred in the tournament, was among the top 100 despite playing just four ODIs.The top four spots in both the batting and bowling rankings – with Virat Kohli and Josh Hazlewood in the lead – remained unchanged. (ESPNCricinfo) ODI team rankingsSouth Africa (119)Australia (117)India (116)England (113)New Zealand (111)Pakistan (95)Bangladesh (94)Sri Lanka (93)West Indies (77) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related
Kenny said in response: “I saw some of the cases mentioned in the media. These were cases that the system should have been able to deal with, but because of the process of change here something was missed.” He admitted that “we shouldn’t have a situation like this” and said that there was a “systems failure that didn’t know about the information involved here” either because letters from the HSE were not replied to or people “get scared” when they receive letters.Kenny insisted: “I hope that out of all of this difficulty for these parents and their children that this matter will be sorted out.”He said he has spoken to parents in recent days who have “some exceptional cases” where medical cards have been refused, adding: “These will all be sorted out.”‘A cheek’Kenny also hit out at Martin accused him of having “a cheek to come in here and presume now to use your opportunistic political opportunity to say these things”, slamming the opposition party leader’s record in government.He said that Health Minister James Reilly has managed to make “serious changes” to the structure of the Irish health system and pointed out that 43 per cent of population has access to free GP care with nearly 1.9 million medical cards in circulation.Kenny said a new communications strategy has been put in place by the HSE to allay the fears of people over their medical cards.“The challenges facing the health area are challenging but they’re achievable,” he said. TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has admitted that there should not be a situation where seriously ill children have lost their discretionary medical cards and blamed “systems failure” and “the process of change” for a number of cases that have been highlighted recently.Kenny also faced calls to resign today from the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a heated and lengthy Leaders’ Questions.Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin again raised the issue of medical cards being taken from chronically ill children and adults blaming a “consistent” policy to withdraw cards cards and claiming “thousands of cards across the country have been taken from people”. Adams said that Kenny should resign and go to the people on his policies, but Kenny responded: “We’re not in the business here, Deputy Adams, of shirking responsibility.”Independent TD Clare Daly, speaking for the Technical Group, called on the Taoiseach to admit that he and his government are pursuing a “neo-liberal agenda”.During a rowdy and lengthy Leaders’ Questions, independent TD Michael Healy-Rae called on the government benches to meet the elderly people protesting outside Leinster House today.“Ye ran from them today,” he shouted across the Dáil chamber.Howlin: ‘I wish this government hadn’t come in when our economy was broken’Read: “It’s time to shout stop.” – Elderly people to protest outside Dáil‘The most vulnerable people in our society’: Dáil hears medical card horror stories
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram European skepticism over Greece’s ability to weather a debt crisis that is threatening the eurozone appeared to peak on Wednesday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and others gave downbeat assessments of the country’s prospects.In an interview with six European newspapers, Merkel expressed doubts about the outlook for Greece, which she called “a special case.” “Despite all the efforts that have been made, neither the Greeks themselves nor the international community have yet managed to stabilize the situation,” she said.Lagarde, in comments to French radio station Europe 1, said the EU must build a fire wall to contain Greece’s crisis. “In case of contagion, one needs to be able to stop it. Greece, for example is in an extremely difficult situation, let’s be realistic,” she saidBrussels, European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn and EC President Jose Manuel Barroso joined the chorus, insisting that more rescue funding would not be released unless the leader of the two main parties in Greece’s coalition – socialist PASOK and conservative New Democracy – clearly commit to reforms.Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is expected to seek such guarantees from party leaders ahead of Monday’s EU summit. The leader of ND, Antonis Samaras, was on Wednesday in Moscow where he met with senior Kremlin officials who reportedly expressed discontent over a “deterioration” in bilateral ties.The failure of Greece to move ahead with the Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline was one objection raised by officials, who, however, conveyed the interest of Russian firms to invest in Greece.Samaras, whose party is leading in the polls, is to meet Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday.Source: Kathimerini