Tej Pratap’s tweet signals rift in RJD

first_imgTej Pratap Yadav, elder son of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, on Saturday created a flutter in political circles with a tweet indicating that all is not well in the party. Many saw it as the first open sign of rift between Mr. Prasad’s sons. Mr. Tej Pratap, however, later clarified in a series of tweets that there were no differences between them.“Mera sochna hai ki mein Arjun ko Hastinapur ki gaddi per baithayun aur khud dwarka chala jaun! Ab Kuchek chuglon ko kasht hai ki kahin mein king-maker na kahlaun (I think I should place Arjuna on the throne of Hastinapur and go to Dwarka! But some have a problem that I may be called a kingmaker),” tweeted Mr. Tej Pratap, who was Health, Environment and Forest Minister in the previous grand alliance government. He is known for his religious bent of mind. He often presents himself in posters and billboards as Lord Krishna, while projecting Tejashwi as Arjuna.Mr. Tej Pratap’s tweet triggered a flutter. A BJP leader said: “It was the first sign of family dispute and is bound to happen.” JD(U) leaders insisted they had nothing to say since it was a family issue of Mr. Lalu Prasad. RJD leaders refused to comment, while Congress leaders expressed ignorance about the tweet.Speaking to a select group of journalists, Mr. Tej Pratap indicated that he was not happy with the way the party was functioning. There were some who were trying to create a rift between him and his brother.‘Piece of heart’However, Mr. Tej Pratap soon posted a series of tweets explaining all was well in the party. “Listen you all from Sangh [RSS] … don’t try to spread rumours and do listen with your ears open that Tejashwi is a piece of my heart,” said one of his tweets. His earlier tweet said “there is no rift between me and my brother … we’ve to remove those who are trying to create a division in the party”. The next tweet said: “RJD and the alliance partners have a big responsibility to form a government in 2019, but we’ve to be careful about anti-social elements …”last_img read more

Michael Martinez gains slot to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kevin Durant says sorry for behavior toward official Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Michael Martinez competes in the men’s individual figure skating in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLFilipino figure skater Michael Martinez is set to return for his second straight Winter Games.Martinez, who competed in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, got a slot at the last minute after Sweden’s Alexander Majorov withdrew from the PyeongChang Olympics following the decision by the Swedish Olympic Committee.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 21-year-old Martinez placed 8th in the Nebelhorn Trophy Competition in September of 2017. It was not enough to secure an outright ticket to PyeongChang, but it put Martinez  first on the waiting list in case of withdrawals.Martinez placed 19th out of 24 skaters in Sochi, the first time a skater from Southeast Asia and from a tropical country competed in the Winter Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs for Majorov, there is petition at Change.org that seeks to reverse SOC’s decision and reinstate the skater back to the Olympic roster, but the Swedish skater has seemingly accepted his fate based on his tweets. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgDebunking the ruling party charge that Congress was blocking Parliament, Gandhi hit back saying “the problem is not with us, it is with the government which refuses to accept that the democratic right of the Opposition is to raise burning public issues for debate and discussion”.”It is the governments responsibility to ensure that Parliament functions,” he said.Holding the government responsible for non-functioning of Parliament in the last two sessions, Azad said the government and the ruling party have failed to take any action on the issues raised by the opposition over controversial statements made by BJP leaders.The government has prioritised 32 business items for the Budget session beginning tomorrow which include 11 bills pending in Rajya Sabha and one in the Lok Sabha.Financial business includes eight items relating to Railway and General Budgets and the Budget of Arunachal Pradesh covering Finance Bill and Appropriation Bills pertaining to 2016-17 and Supplementary Demands for Grant.Upping the ante on the JNU row, Yechury said, “There was manufactured evidence (in Germany, which led to) burning of Reichstag building, which all ended with the end of World War II. Similarly, there is manufactured row in JNU. Manufactured evidences were given.”Those, who are responsible for this are moving free. There is lot of talk about nationalism over the JNU row. It is very similar to the nationalism that Hitler used, to come to power,” Yechury said. PTI NAB AMR SPG PRMlast_img read more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran stun Germany 4-0 to enter knockout round

first_imgIran stunned Germany 4-0 in the biggest upset of the tournament so far to qualify for the knock-out round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Guwahati on Tuesday.Iran, who controlled the proceedings throughout the Group C match, scored through Younes Delfi (6th and 42th), Allahyar Sayyad (49th) and Vahid Namdari (75th) at the Nehru Stadium here.Nothing went right for the Germans who were disorganised in the midfield and could not trouble the rival defence. Their defence also kept a lot of space which the Iranians exploited with repeated forays.Iran, who beat Guinea in their opening match, now sit on top of the group with six points and have qualified for the round of 16.Germany, who beat Costa Rica 2-1 in their opening match, now need to win against Guinea in their final group match in order to qualify for the knock-out round. Guinea and Costa Rica, who played out a 2-2 draw today, have one point each.Iran play their last match here against Costa Rica on October 13 while Germany travel to Kochi to play against Guinea.Photo Credit: FIFA Iran, who adopted a defensive approach in their last match, today preferred to play an attacking game and the move paid off as they took the lead in the sixth minute when Younes Delfi took a shot which deflected from rival defender Jan Bollers leg and found the net.The early goal put the Germans in complete shambles. The Iranians attacked the German citadel regularly and could have increased the lead but keeper Luca twice denied Mohammed Ghobeishavi from scoring.advertisementLuca Plogmann once again had to dive to bring a save from llahyar Sayyad in the 25th minute.The pressure on the Germans was so much that they conceded another goal in the 42nd minute as Younes Delfi once again scored with a glancing header from a free kick taken by Mohammed Sharifi. The Iranians were 2-0 up at half time.The Iranian defence gave a good account of themselves and did not allow the Germans any space to operate inside the danger zone.The Germans had only one chance to score in the dying minutes of the first half when John Yeboahs try went over the bar from close.After the change of ends, Younes Delfi could have scored a hat-trick but German keeper Luca once again came off to his sides rescue and denied him in the 48th minute when he blocked his shot.But a minute latter, Delfi made a good move on the right and send a cross into the box which Allahyar Sayyed headed the ball into the net to kill the contest in favour of Iran.Substitute Saeid Karimi then played a one-to-one pass with Vahid Namdari who shot home from close to complete the rout.last_img read more

Wenger praises ‘not afraid’ Nketiah

first_imgArsenal ‘He smells the right movements’ – Wenger praises Arsenal’s Nketiah for decisive double Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 14:39 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) EddieNketiah - Cropped Getty Images Arsenal Arsenal v Norwich City Norwich City League Cup Arsène Wenger The Frenchman was confident the teenage forward would deliver in the EFL Cup when he threw him on in the final minutes against Norwich Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised Eddie Nketiah for his character and movement after the teenage forward’s match-winning performance in the Carabao Cup.Nketiah, 18, came off the bench and scored twice to lead Arsenal past Norwich City 2-1 after extra time at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.Arsenal 6/10 to beat Swans & O2.5 goals Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It was the England Under 19 international’s second appearance for the first-team as he came off the bench in the final minute of the Europa League win over BATWenger said he knew the teenager was capable of delivering off the bench against Norwich and was repaid with Nketiah equalising immediately after coming on in the 85th minute.”I know he has character and is not afraid,” Wenger told a news conference.”He smells the combination movements, he can give and go and once a player has that in his game, they have always a chance.”The guys who can understand that if they give the ball somewhere and they can get it back and know where to get it back, the quality of reception is a very important quality.”I would say the quality of the reception, he has that.”84: AFC 0-1 NCFC85: @EddieNketiah9 comes on to chants of “Who?”FT: AFC 2-1 NCFCEddie who? pic.twitter.com/4vkxgrx5Fy— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 24, 2017Wenger admitted he probably would not have introduced Nketiah if he had more senior options on the bench.The Frenchman said his change was purely to make Arsenal more dangerous, with Nketiah finding the winner in the 96th minute.”We lacked ideas, we lacked a little bit to create clear-cut chances,” Wenger said.”I was impressed by the defensive performance of Norwich and so you sit there on the bench and think, ‘What can we do to be a bit more dangerous?'”It was the occasion where we had to take a big gamble because there was not much time to go and I know that Eddie can score a goal.”last_img read more

Barry Geraghty fights to return to saddle after ‘worst fracture I’ve had’

first_imgReuse this content Read more Barry Geraghty out of Grand National after breaking leg in fall Support The Guardian Facebook Topics Share on WhatsApp Horse racing “I saw the surgeon last week and he’s very happy with it. I’ll see him again in a couple of weeks. It’s progressing well. I was originally hoping to make it back for Galway and that’s still a possibility,” he says, alluding to the week-long meeting that starts on 29 July. “I haven’t pressed him for an answer about timing. You can only really know two weeks before.”In the meantime, he keeps himself busy by attending to the three children and 10 horses that share a home with him. For most of his career, Geraghty has made an enjoyable sideline out of buying and selling young horses, the Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth being the most notable example, and at least he has time to put into that this summer.“That’s always something I’ve been into, it’s a good distraction. And I’ve some nice ones to look forward to.”With his fellow injured jockey Mark Enright, who has a fractured shoulder, Geraghty recently loaded some ponies into a trailer and took them to his child’s play school, where they gave a group of youngsters their first chance to sit in a saddle. Weren’t the poor kids scared by the sight of two battered old jump jockeys? He laughs and acknowledges that the pair of them may not, at that point, have been looking their best.“That was one of my initial worries about getting the frame, this’ll be desperate for our own kids to have to look at this. But kids adjust and within two days it’s become second nature.” Since you’re here… Quick guide Chris Cook’s tips for Sunday Share on Pinterest Twitter Barry Geraghty This time last year, Barry Geraghty was fit, but, according to the rumour mill, ripe for retirement and poised to make that announcement the next time he rode a big winner. It is a testament to how wrong such rumours can be that the veteran jump jockey is now battling to get back from what he describes as the worst bone break he has ever suffered and yet he still cannot contemplate the idea of quitting the saddle.“I enjoy it so much, I really do,” he says, an external frame still holding together the bits of his lower right leg, shattered by an Aintree fall in April. “For me, there’s nothing better than turning in with two to jump and ‘race on’. I’d miss that too much.” Goodwood 2.00 Mubhij 2.30 War Brigade (nap) 3.05 Paper Star 3.40 Orin Swift (nb) 4.10 Fantasy Keeper 4.45 Shrewdness 5.15 ConspiritorPerth 2.15 Lilys Gem 2.45 Voix D’Eau 3.20 Green Zone 3.55 Caius Marcius 4.25 Get Out The Gate 5.00 Darling Miss 5.30 Keen On Talking Horses: mud-loving Safe Voyage can land Haydock prize … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Pinterest Thanks to his job riding for JP McManus, there is a stack of equine talent to keep in mind if he needs motivating during the long, tedious hours of rehab that lie ahead. Before that, there is the small matter of getting his bones to heal.“I’d say it’s the worst fracture I’ve had. I broke the other leg, I’ve broken both arms but yeah … it was a straightforward break, a clean break, but it had to be realigned, there was a bit of work had to go into it.”With his 40th birthday on the horizon, it is no surprise that Geraghty’s body takes a bit longer to repair itself than it might have done a couple of decades ago. “I would have denied that for years. But our now four-year-old son broke his leg off the trampoline two years ago and he took the exact same fracture as I’d done the year before that. He was running round in the cast 12 days later. I wasn’t running round in the cast 12 weeks later. As much as you want to deny it, the body slows down, I suppose. Geraghty’s weighing room colleagues have been setting a clear example for him this spring, Noel Fehily having retired in March and Ruby Walsh in May. Walsh is four months older than Geraghty, so possibly there is an element of denial when the younger man says how surprised he was at the other’s decision to call a halt, right after winning the Punchestown Gold Cup.“Like, there was a little bit of chat,” Geraghty says. “But I was at home, watching it that day, and I was shocked. Having ridden so brilliantly, all the way through his career, but on that day in particular, he gave Kemboy an unbelievable ride, and then just to sign off … It was alien to me, to see him do that. I couldn’t, I couldn’t get my head round it. But he obviously had his head round it.“I was there at Punchestown on the Thursday and the Friday after it and he was still going round with a smile and happy. You can’t fake that. He had made the right decision, he signed off on the top note.”For jockeys of their standing, there will never be a perfect time to retire because there will always be a promising young horse that might give them several big days the next winter. Even so, Geraghty is still stunned that Walsh would quit just as the enormous talent of Chacun Pour Soi (“that good horse of Ricci’s that beat Defi Du Seuil”) was beginning to reveal itself.“That was a head-scratcher to me,” he says. “And AP [McCoy] was a bit the same, we were both saying, ‘Jeez …’ But that’s Ruby, it’s black and white and he called it.”Geraghty is not ready to call it. Now that Walsh has gone, he has more Cheltenham Festival wins to his name than any jockey who still holds a licence and hopes to add to his tally of 38 next year. The skill, insight and sheer effort that went into getting Sire Du Berlais to win the Pertemps Final in March amounted to one of the finest rides seen at the home of jump racing or anywhere else. features Read more Barry Geraghty in action at Newcastle Racecourse. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Share on LinkedIn Horse racing tips The Observer Share on Twitter Was this helpful? Share via Email Show Hide Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Thank you for your feedback.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd hero Patrice Evra: Forget syle – just win

first_imgMan Utd hero Patrice Evra: Forget syle – just winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Patrice Evra says they need to forget about style and just win.Evra is convinced that things will change in this respect, particularly when United’s injured players are available again for action.“We need to win, no matter,” he declared. “Actually, I want to win games until everyone is ready as we’ve got a lot of injuries but we need to win games, no matter what. I know some people complained we didn’t play great against Leicester but we got the three points last weekend.”It’s what we have to do. Going on that pitch, we have to get three points. Trust me, when the full squad is back, we’re going to have some better days for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: Ohio State Fans Spell Out O-H-I-O Using Column From Temple Of Olympian Zeus

first_imgfamily spells out O-H-I-O with arms and the Olympian Temple of Zeus.O-H-I-O TempleIt seems that Ohio State fans, wherever they are in the world, always try to find ways to take photos of themselves spelling out O-H-I-O in creative ways. A group of Buckeyes supporters who are traveling in Greece made great use of one of the country’s most historic landmarks Wednesday. An OSU fan named Robert Patton posted a photo of he and his friends using a column from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, located in Athens near the Parthenon, as the “I” in their gesture. Check it out:O-H-I-O #GoBucks #Greece #Athens pic.twitter.com/WBTWVT3Vbi— pattonroberta (@pattonroberta) June 10, 2015Do you think that this now means the country of Greece doesn’t give a damn for the whole state of Michigan?last_img read more

Prithvi Shaw backs ‘balanced’ India to bring World Cup home

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 15:43 IST India are considered firm favourites at the 2019 World Cup (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrithvi Shaw said India are favourites to win the 2019 World CupShaw said he is keen on giving his best in Mumbai T20 LeagueIndia will head to England on May 22 ahead of their World Cup warm-up matchesTeenage opener Prithvi Shaw has said Virat Kohli has a balanced squad at his disposal and that India are favourites to win the 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.Prithvi Shaw lauded the senior selection committee for picking a well-rounded squad while expressing confidence that the World Cup trophy will return to India.India had won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011. MS Dhoni’s men reached the semi-final in their title defence in 2015 but lost to Australia. India will be led by Virat Kohli, who will be captaining the senior national team for the first time in a World Cup.”We have a wonderful team, arguably the best ODI side going around. I personally feel that the World Cup be ours this year. The selectors have named a balanced team. I wish the team all the best. I will pray for the team to bring the World Cup back home,” Prithvi Shaw told Sports Tak.Prithvi Shaw, who has made a strong start to his nascent international career, also recalled his memories of watching the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka from the Wankhede Stadium stands.Shaw said he was awestruck by the atmosphere and the support Team India had received on the big day and the happiness in the fans’ faces after MS Dhoni helped India gun down a 275-run target.”During the 2011 World Cup, I was sitting at the Wankhede Stadium when India won. How can I tell you about my experience! I had never been to such a big match before. I went there for the first time for the final. The crowd and the response Sachin Tendulkar was receiving, the entire team, including MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. The support helped the team a lot. To see people so happy after our win, it was a memorable experience for me,” Prithvi Shaw added.advertisementPravin Tambe’s work ethics a great inspiration: PrithviPrithvi Shaw is leading the North Mumbai Panthers in the ongoing edition of Mumbai T20 League. Insisting that he tries to give his best, regardless of the level of competition, the 19-year-old India opener said T20 Mumbai League is a great platform for young cricketers in the city to prove their mettle.”I look to play the same way wherever I play. It’s not that I will play quite freely in Mumbai T20 League unlike how I used to play in the IPL. This is also a great platform for me. North Mumbai Panthers. I want to thank Mumbai Cricket Association for giving us a big opportunity. It’s a big opportunity for everyone,” Prithvi added.He added: “I have learnt a lot from the legends. I have to accept challenges wherever I play. Be it, India, U-19, state of T20 Leagues, I have to accept the challenges the same way I do when I play for India.”I look to gain experience wherever I play. In our team, we have Pravin Tambe sir. He is 47 and he is still looking to give his 100 percent. He is still this fit, so I am looking to give 200 percent when I am 19.”Also Read | 2019 World Cup: A test of Virat Kohli’s tactical acumen as series of challenges awaitAlso Read | Kedar Jadhav declared fit for 2019 World Cup, to travel to England with Team India on May 22Also See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India national cricket teamFollow 2019 World CupFollow Prithvi ShawFollow Virat KohliFollow T20 Mumbai League Prithvi Shaw backs ‘balanced’ India to bring World Cup homePrithvi Shaw said he is confident that Virat Kohli-led Team India will be able to win the World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales. India begin their campaign against South Africa in Southampton on June 5.advertisementlast_img read more

The Gift of Life When the Telephone Rings Organ and Tissue Donation

first_imgAnd just then the phone rang, and I heard someone ask, “Do you have a son named Brad Howell?” It was the police. I was told there had been an accident and I should go to the hospital immediately. I gathered my things and quickly told my other children that Brad had been in an accident, and I was going to the hospital. I assured them that it was probably nothing; maybe a broken arm or leg, and we would both be home soon. I didn’t yet know that my precious 18-year-old son was dying. At the hospital, I was greeted by a nurse and she started walking me to the family room. My heart stopped. I knew something was very wrong. Everything slowed down and out of the corner of my eye I saw a priest. In those brief moments, my world completely imploded. The devastation was total. Brad was dead. I couldn’t speak. I sat in the family room in stunned silence with the doctor. I remember staring blankly at the doctor’s shoes, and how well they matched the pattern of the floor tiles. Then his kind voice punctured the silence, he asked if Brad would have wanted to be an organ or tissue donor. It was a courageous question, and Brad had already made this courageous decision. My son’s words quickly came back to me. When we discussed being organ and tissue donors, Brad flashed me his easy smile, gestured to his body and said, “Mom, this is just a rental.” In the hours and days following Brad’s death, I had to make dozens of decisions. I felt ill equipped to answer many, and there were so many choices I thought I’d never have to make. What would you like him to wear? Cremation or burial? Which cemetery? What church? The decisions were endless and difficult. Yet, the decision to donate was easy and simple. Yes, most definitely yes. Organ donors can save the lives of up to eight people. Tissue donation can help over 40 more who are waiting for gifts of health, sight or mobility. When you choose to be a donor, upon your death, your gifts can change disease to health, blindness to sight, despair to hope. This is most certainly a legacy of love, a legacy of grace and a wonderful way to honour life, and the lives of those we love. Brad enriched our lives with his kindness, humour and love. I believe that these traits live on in those who received his gifts of donation. And when they laugh, I am sure there is an echo of Brad’s spirit. And he, too, is smiling. Please discuss donation with your family, and register as an organ and tissue donor. For more information, visit www.legacyoflife.ns.ca . -30-last_img read more

Neymar renews war of words with PSG hailing Barcelona remontada

first_imgParis: Neymar fired another shot in his battle with Paris Saint-Germain after saying his favourite football memory is Barcelona’s incredible 2017 comeback win over PSG, which Neymar helped inflict on his current club. Asked by online sports channel Oh My Goal about his best changing room memory, the world’s most expensive player chose the aftermath of that win. “We all went crazy afterwards. I think it was the best possible feeling for all of us,” the Brazilian star said in the interview, which was posted on Saturday. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherNeymar was speaking in Sao Paulo ahead of his belated return to the club on Monday, after insisting last week that he had prior agreement from PSG to stay in Brazil to help his foundation, the Neymar Institute. His comments are set to further strain his relationship with the club. He wants out of the Parc des Princes and would prefer a return to Barca, but is struggling to find suitors due to the 222 million euros ( 252 million) the capital splashed out to take him away from Barcelona two years ago. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenThe chances of him rejoining the Catalan giants are further complicated by Antoine Griezmann’s arrival from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros. When Neymar missed last Monday’s first training session PSG issued a statement declaring they would take “appropriate action” against the star. Sporting director Leonardo has nevertheless said that “Neymar can leave PSG if there is an offer that suits everybody”. Later Saturday, Neymar added fuel to the fire over a possible return to the Camp Nou, with an Instagram post. It was a 10-second video of himself in a Barcelona shirt, his father, and a quote from the Bible: “No weapon turned against you will prosper.” (Isaiah Chapter 54, Verse 17). Barcelona’s famous rout of Paris Saint-Germain took place in the final 16 stage of the 2017 Champions League. PSG had won the first leg of that Champions League last 16 tie 4-0 and were seconds away from the quarter-finals. Neymar scored in the 88th and 91st minutes of the famous match before setting up Sergi Roberto for a winner five minutes into stoppage time. That sealed their 6-1 win over PSG, who then shelled out the world-record fee to bag the Brazilian the following summer. “What we felt when we scored the sixth goal I’ve never felt anything like that, it was incredible,” Neymar told Oh My Goal on Saturday.last_img read more

More human remains found at Toronto property linked to alleged serial killer

first_imgTORONTO – Investigators clung to the steep edge of a ravine on Thursday, some on their hands and knees, as they scraped through heaps of dirt and brush searching for more human remains near a home in mid-town Toronto where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper.Some remains were discovered at the property Wednesday afternoon, just hours after police resumed digging in the area for the first time in about five months, said Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga.“We have work to do … linking them to the McArthur investigation, but I think geographically, where the remains were found, we’re not going to have much of an issue doing that,” Idsinga told reporters near the site where the remains were found.Just a few metres away, about 20 police and forensic workers used spades and trowels to scoop compost found in the ravine into large plastic buckets, hauling it down the hill to sieve-like tables where a pair of anthropologists sifted through the detritus.Investigators have previously found the remains of seven men hidden in large planters at the home. Idsinga said the remains recovered Wednesday could be from one or more of those men.McArthur, 66, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay village. The remains of only one of those men — Majeed Kayhan — have yet to be found.McArthur is alleged to have killed Kayhan, Selim Esen, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.A handful of neighbours gathered in the parkette across from the property Thursday morning, watching police come and go.Song lyrics by U.S. band The Alternate Routes had been stencilled onto the home’s garage door.“We are one, we are how we treat each other when the day is done,” they read.Police have searched about 100 properties with links to McArthur’s landscaping business and cadaver dogs found few spots of interest but, after some “minor excavations,” nothing was found, he said.Several weeks ago, the dogs searched the ravine and found “multiple spots” of interest, Idsinga said.Some trees had to be cleared from the area and it took weeks to co-ordinate with the City of Toronto, which is responsible for the ravine, to “take environmental issues into consideration.”The search of the ravine is expected to continue for another week, Idsinga said.The remains have been sent to the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service for further examination, he added.The identification process could involved fingerprints, dental records or DNA analysis, he said, which would take “days, weeks or months.”News of more remains being found left one woman “gutted” as she continues the years-long search for her missing brother.Jonathan Riley left Meaford, Ont., to find short-term work in Toronto in 2013 and his family hasn’t heard from him since, his sister Judi Riley said.“When you have a missing person, there’s no closure, but you hang on to hope,” she said Thursday.“If he is a victim of McArthur…we don’t want closure in this way,” she said. “You’re suspended in disbelief because you don’t want this to be the ending for your sibling.”McArthur’s case is scheduled to return to court on July 23.— With a file from Olivia Bowden.last_img read more

eBay And Nate Berkus Partner For Charity

first_imgeBay has teamed up with famed interior designer and author Nate Berkus, to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring and encourage consumers to clear out, spring clean and sell on eBay.To inspire shoppers to rejuvenate and refresh to make room for the new, Berkus has spring cleaned his own home and will be hosting an exclusive auction to benefit The American Brain Tumor Association. Beginning on March 31, eBay will release close to 60 of his sought-after pieces. The auction will also include a video design chat in which the lucky enthusiast will get to ask Nate design questions, giving them access to his best advice to jump start their spring cleaning and home refresh this season.Discover hidden dollars in the homeOn average, the American consumer has thousands of dollars’ worth of goods sitting unused around the home. With a global community of 162 million active buyers, there is always an eBay shopper in search of the household items you no longer need from tech, to clothes to home decor and everything in between.“No one knows more about transforming the home than Nate Berkus. We’re excited to have him show consumers just how simple it is to spring clean and sell on the marketplace,” said Vincent Payen, head of consumer selling for eBay North America. “As people start de-cluttering their home, eBay offers simple and convenient ways to sell, whether it is listing yourself or letting eBay Valet, eBay’s professional selling service, do it for you in three simple steps.”Browse & bid for charityBeginning March 31 at 7pm EDT through April 10, shoppers can browse and bid on a range of decorative accessories, art, furniture and fashion items from Nate Berkus’ home. Coveted pieces will include Lanvin Parfums prints, Prada gloves, and rare antique textiles. The auction will also feature a video design chat, giving one lucky enthusiast the chance to receive home design and style advice from Berkus, just in time for the spring season. Through eBay for Charity, all sale proceeds will benefit The American Brain Tumor Association, an organization that advances the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by one.eBay for Charity makes it easy for buyers to shop with purpose. Sellers can choose from 35,000 charities, enabling them to donate a portion of their sales to various philanthropic causes. To shop Nate Berkus’ charity auction, visit www.ebay.com/nate-berkus.“As a designer, I’m constantly refreshing my space, and looking for new inspiration for myself and my clients,” said Berkus. “Whether you’re in the process of moving or looking for a design reset, I hope to inspire others to spring clean their homes and show them how easy it is to make extra money by selling what they no longer need, or use on eBay. Once you’ve cleared that space, you’ll be able to add in things that you really love. People can shop my personal auction page which has a wide selection of decorative accessories, art, furniture and fashion from my own home, and the best part, it’s all for a good cause.”last_img read more

Deutsche Bank United Rentals and Twitter surge

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:Deutsche Bank AG, up 70 cents to $9.03Bloomberg News reported that the German government might make it easier for the bank to combine with rival Commerzbank.Verizon Communications Inc., down $1.60 to $57.25The company said it will take a $4.6 billion charge to cover weak results from its Oath media business.United Rentals Inc., up $6.44 to $108.30The equipment rental company gave a strong 2019 forecast and said it will resume buying back its own stock.Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc., down $4.02 to $47.01The arcade and restaurant chain’s sales were weaker than analysts expected.Twitter Inc., up $1.80 to $36.25Technology and internet companies made some of the largest gains on the U.S. market Wednesday.Under Armour Inc., down $2.31 to $19.81The athletic gear retailer gave up some of its recent gains following its annual investor day.WEC Energy Group Inc., down $1.02 to $73.87Investors bought high-growth stocks, and utilities and other high-dividend stocks didn’t do as well as the rest of the market.Occidental Petroleum Corp., up 71 cents to $65.41Energy companies rallied along with crude oil prices.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Opinion One and done rule bad for college basketball programs fans

Kansas Freshman guard Andrew Wiggins dunks the ball during a game against Eastern Kentucky March 21 at the Scottrade Center. Kansas won, 80-69.Courtesy of MCTIt’s almost that time of year again, to say so long to college basketball season until next year … but wait, there’s a few things you won’t exactly be seeing next year. You won’t be seeing some of the country’s top players return for another season.Many, allowed by the “one and done” NBA draft rule, will enter their names into the 2014 NBA Draft. Players like forward Aaron Gordon of Arizona, guard Andrew Wiggins of Kansas, and forward Jabari Parker of Duke are likely to take their opportunity to abandon the arenas filled with young, hopeful-hearted and spirited university fans to strive toward a game where their wins and successes are no longer a form of mere satisfaction with praise from loyal fans but come in the form of dollar signs and endorsement deals.This rule requiring players to only attend school one year before entering the draft not only lets down fans, but also allows young athletes into the big leagues a few years before their time.While there are many requirements for a player to be eligible for the NBA draft, the specific rule being debated here is this “one and done” rule, implemented in 2006. This rule states that any basketball player — at least 19 years old — is eligible for the draft if he has allowed one year to lapse since his high school graduation. This was set forth to encourage high school basketball stars to not follow in the steps of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett and skip straight to the pros.Many NBA spokesmen have argued against these criteria. Those men only look at the game from a business standpoint and how that rule poses a threat of lost income to them, as the influx of young talent could help boost ticket and apparel sales by helping their teams improve. However, many others feel that requiring players to attend school for at least one year is not nearly enough.Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, suggested that players ought to stay in school for at least three years.I’m going to have to go with Cuban on this one.Speaking from a fan’s perspective, having players leave their beloved sports team after one year is not only upsetting but a let down. It completely discredits the phrase “we’ll get ‘em next year.” Not only will the team not ‘get ‘em next year’ when some of the best players leave and the team has to start back at square one every year to build team chemistry. Fans fall in love with these players. Children develop role models out of these athletes, but are broken-hearted when they can no longer sport the jersey of their favorite player because the player has moved on to bigger and better things.Speaking from a human-interest perspective, one year does not allow these athletes time to fully equip themselves for the real world. With having only one year of college under their belt, this won’t give these players anything to fall back on pending a career-ending injury. College is a self-exploration time that gives adolescents the freedom and time to truly discover who they are and learn life skills. These players won’t develop these characteristics when they skip ahead four years.Call me crazy or an NBA-hater, but imagine what the college ball game would look like if players were required to stay at least three or four years. There would no longer be fear that the best players would not return. These players would have more time to develop their skills, build team chemistry that would lead them to a possible national championship and would establish a stronger and supportive fan base. Not only would these players become better athletically but would be better prepared to handle the professional league and professional world.While Kansas is not as lucky, with many freshmen entering the draft, Ohio State fans are much more fortunate only losing one, likely two, players that stayed for more than one year, sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle and junior forward LaQuinton Ross. So while we are saddened to see Ross likely forgo his senior year eligibility, thanks for sticking with the Buckeyes for three years. An even bigger appreciation goes out to Aaron Craft for leading the Buckeyes for four solid years and for truly modeling, in my opinion, what college basketball should look like. read more

Metso to supply grinding equipment to Newcrest gold mine in Australia

first_imgMetso will supply two complete grinding mills and related equipment to Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley gold mine, near Orange in New South Wales, Australia. The value of these two orders is over EUR16 million, and the delivery will be completed by June 2010. The orders comprise two grinding mills. The first is a ball mill that will be the most powerful ball mill supplied into Australia. The second is a vertical stirred mill and it is the first of this size to be installed in the world. The ball mill will be installed in the Newcrest Cadia concentrator and the vertical mill to the company’s adjacent Ridgeway concentrator.Newcrest is Australia’s largest gold producer and a global top 10 gold mining company. The company has seven operating mines – five in Australia, one in Indonesia and one in Papua New Guinea.Cadia Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Newcrest, received notice last month that planning approval had been granted for its proposed Cadia East project. The estimated capital cost of the project is expected to be nearly A$2 billion. Newcrest General Manager Cadia Valley Operations, Tony McPaul, said that receipt of planning approval was a critical next step in the project which was now expected to be considered by the Newcrest Board around the end of the first quarter in 2010 after remaining regulatory approvals have been finalised.“If approved by the Board, the Cadia East project will be the largest underground mine in Australia and will secure our future in the region for at least the next 20 years. It will be Newcrest’s first panel cave, building on our expertise in underground mining.”last_img read more

Lino Červar Vori deserved to be voted as the best

← Previous Story Brothers Gilles refused a new contracts with HSV! Next Story → EHF EURO 2010 (Round 2): Denmark beat Romania Igor VoriLino Cervar IHF voting process for the best players of 2010 is on track and it is interesting to read, what handball expert as former national coach of Croatia and today, coach of Metalurg Skopje, Lino Červar, thinks about:– I can everything explain in a few sentences.Igor Vori is product of work ethic. Work is his spiritus movens, as mine also. That why, I am glad that he made something in the world of handball, because I know the time, when he was in category of “untalented” young players.I am proud that I took all the best from his potential. He deserved this title,to people worldwide understand that only hard work can produce sucess in life and sports. read more

Its like theyre treated like slaves Exploitation in the hospitality sector

first_img‘It’s like they’re treated like slaves’: Exploitation in the hospitality sector Over 400 respond to workplace survey highlighting exploitation within the industry. Share Tweet Email2 23,537 Views Image: Shutterstock/Sergei Domashenko http://jrnl.ie/3256455 70 Comments Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 10:00 PM Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Sergei Domashenko AN INVESTIGATION INTO how hospitality workers are being treated in the west has led to over 400 people coming forward to share their experiences.Last month, TheJournal.ie ran an investigative piece which dealt with a number of abuses being suffered by staff in hotels and bars across the west with a particular focus on Galway.Sinn Féín senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh launched a survey which attempted to highlight the difficulties facing workers in the sector. The results are expected to be revealed at the start of next month.However, early indications have shown how the feedback was “bigger than expected” and a number of serious incidents like sexual assault and sexual harassment have been reported.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Ó Clochartaigh said: “We’ve had over 400 respondents all from the Galway area. The reaction has been much bigger than we anticipated and it appears there are issues across the board.“There are some fairly serious allegations being made against a number of employers. There are accusations of sexual assault and harassment in the findings. There is also a huge underreporting of incidents. That seems to be a big problem,” he added.Last month, employee advocate Eva Mitchell told TheJournal.ie how she had been gathering statements from workers in the hospitality industry who feel they have been unfairly treated.SurveyÓ Clochartaigh, with the help of Mitchell and SIPTU, has sent out a survey to workers in the region asking them to share their experiences. SIPTU is supporting the initiative and will look to reorganise workers in the sector in the coming months.“It’s come to the point where enough is enough. The hours are illegal under EU law a lot of the time, payslips and tips are being retained and the casual sexual harassment is now bordering on assault for some of the women working,” Mitchell told TheJournal.ie.“I know everyone can have a bad experience with a boss or a personality clash. But it’s now got to the stage where most people I have spoken to have an issue with some aspect of their employment.“If it’s not getting their tips, it’s something else like not getting a payslip. Then there are people who leave and who don’t get their holiday pay. There comes a point where you hear these horror stories and you just have to say no.“I’m out of the industry now, so I won’t have to deal with situations like these. But frankly, a lot of people are being forced to work for free. It’s like they’re treated like slaves. It’s disgusting how some people are being treated.”The public meeting which intends to reveal the results of the survey is to take place on 6 March at the Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit, Galway at 8pm.TheJournal.ie will this week start looking at the problems which affect workers across a myriad of industries nationwide. It is our intention to highlight exploitation within industries which traditionally are not well-represented by unions. If you have been abused or mistreated at work and wish to get in touch, you can do so by emailing workersrights@thejournal.ieRead: Over 300k belonging to criminal gang discovered in woman’s home following search >Read: 5,600 enquiries, 20,000 hours of CCTV footage – Garda Adrian Donohoe’s murder is still unsolved > Feb 25th 2017, 10:00 PM By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

David Davis says Mays Brexit deal is dreadful but if UK could

first_imgDavid Davis says May’s Brexit deal is ‘dreadful’ but if UK could pull out of backstop it’s ‘rescuable’ Davis also said that in a way, Theresa May’s deal is worse than the UK’s current membership of the EU. Short URL Sunday 10 Mar 2019, 5:33 PM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: “It’s a dreadful deal… on many, many counts” but it is “rescuable” former #Brexit Secretary David Davis tells #Marrhttps://t.co/8jqpWmsOz0 pic.twitter.com/Yr3g6KvvgO— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 10, 2019 THE FORMER BREXIT secretary David Davis has said Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal is “dreadful” and, in a way, worse than the UK’s current EU membership.“Frankly this deal is worse than current membership in one sense because we can’t get out of it,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. He said that it was “a dreadful deal on many many counts”, but added that if the UK could leave the backstop whenever it chooses, that it might be “rescuable”. “I would love to be able to vote for it, if she gets the ability to pull out,” he said. 58 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha 30,067 Views center_img The issue here is the negotiation strategy has gone wrong and it’s gone wrong because the government has abandoned the one thing you can do and it’s to walk away if you don’t like the deal. We’ve given that away. Mar 10th 2019, 5:33 PM Source: BBC Politics/Twitter Throughout this whole process, I’ve been trying to get the Prime Minister to keep the thing rescuable, and at one point in July decided it wasn’t. Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by the House of Commons by 230 votes in January this year – the largest defeat for a modern British government. After this defeat, which MPs said was based on an opposition to the backstop, May pledged that she would return to the European Union and ask for the changes needed to get her deal passed. Among the suggestions requested by the British side was a time limit on the backstop, or the power to withdraw from the backstop without the EU’s approval.The backstop locks the UK, including Northern Ireland, into a customs deal and other regulations in order to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. It’s been a bone of contention in the Brexit debate.Speaking on the Marr Show, Davis said that EU leaders were “shocked” after the deal was rejected, and “that the language changed”:“The tenor of the language changed. Mr Varadkar’s language changed, Mr Juncker’s language changed, Mr Tusk’s… and then all of a sudden, three Cabinet ministers said ‘You’ve got to take no-deal off the table’, ‘You’ve got to have an extension’, and then it went back to being hard again.”Davis also said that he’s not hoping for a no-deal Brexit, but that it needs to be kept as a viable option “because it’s what keeps bringing the European Union back”. Share146 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4533648 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more