Virat Kohli and Co. unwind after Team India’s historic win in Colombo

first_imgIndia demolished Sri Lanka in the Colombo Test to take an unbeatable lead in the three-match series on Sunday. And like in Galle, they did it with more than a day to spare.And when the boys have time on their hands, what do they do? They chill by the pool! On Monday, which would have been day five of the second Test had Sri Lanka shown more spunk and fight.India had piled on a massive 622/9 in the first innings and R Ashwin’s 26th five-for had given the world number one tourists a 439-run lead. Virat Kohli enforced the follow-on but Sri Lanka put up a strong resistance in their second gig, thanks to hundreds from Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis.Both men scored hundreds and gave Sri Lanka a bit of respectability against the most dominant Test team in the world. However, the pitch still offered plenty of turn and bounce and it was only a matter of time before Ravindra Jadeja turned on the magic and completed a well-deserved five-wicket haul to give India their first innings win in Sri Lanka.Soon after the demolition job, the Indian cricketers were seen chilling.While Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli posed for a “Friendship Day” picture, the Indian skipper additionally posted an image of him with the Great Khali – not often do you see the world’s most consistent batsman towered by someone – on this occassion he certainly was.And Team India finally hit the pool again to recuperate from the grinds of a Test match.advertisementJadeja has been suspended for the third and final Test for breaching the ICC code of conduct but that did not hamper the mood of a team which is on a high.It was Great to meet The Great Khali, what a guy!  pic.twitter.com/FoUhHMWFcX- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 6, 2017Teda hai par mera hai.. Wish you all a very happy friendship day.. Have great fun and full masti @imVkohli @cheteshwar1 pic.twitter.com/krqtM3E4t8- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 6, 20172-0 #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/10V1xaOEig- BCCI (@BCCI) August 6, 2017last_img read more

Schneiderlin denies walking out of Everton training

first_imgEverton Schneiderlin denies storming out of Everton training Goal Last updated 2 years ago 01:41 11/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Schneiderlin Getty Everton Everton v Watford Watford Premier League The Toffees midfielder has taken to Twitter to address rumours that he was left out of the matchday squad against Watford due to a lack of effort Morgan Schneiderlin has denied reports claiming he stormed out of training 24 hours before Everton’s Premier League clash against Watford on Sunday.Toffees 10/1 for the dropThe midfielder, 27, was a surprise absentee from the Toffees’s matchday squad for their crucial fixture at Goodison Park. 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 Widespread reports have since claimed Schneiderlin, alongside Kevin Mirallas – who was also absent from the matchday squad – were banished from training by caretaker boss David Unsworth after falling out with coach Duncan Ferguson.It has been reported that both players were told to head back inside the club’s training base, Finch Farm, if they were not willing to train properly, to which the duo decided to take Ferguson up on his offer.However, Schneiderlin has since taken to Twitter to reiterate his commitment to Everton, slamming the reports as “not true.”The Frenchman uploaded a picture with the text: “I have seen press stories today about me ‘being sent away from training.’ The stories are not true.pic.twitter.com/j3fxPzf1VP— Morgan Schneiderlin (@SchneiderlinMo4) November 6, 2017“I am fully committed to Everton and will continue to work hard for the club and the fans in training and on the pitch.”Mirallas, 30, had already addressed the situation on Sunday, writing on Instagram: “Thank you for all your messages. It’s a difficult situation for me, but in life there are things much more serious than my personal situation.”HD MirallasEverton managed to fight back from two goals down to defeat Watford 3-2 and lift themselves out of the relegation zone without Mirallas and Schneiderlin.The Merseysiders fell behind to goals from Richarlison and Christian Kabasele but Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin levelled the tie.Leighton Baines soon converted the all-important penalty which sealed the victory for strugglers Everton, with Tom Cleverley passing up the chance to rescue a point for Watford by missing a spot-kick late on.last_img read more

Flamengo boss confirms Milan deal for Duarte

first_imgLeo Duarte is set to join Serie A side AC Milan after Flamengo head coach Jorge Jesus confirmed “it’s all done”.Flamengo defender Duarte has been linked to Milan and Italian rivals Roma in recent weeks after impressing for the Brazilian club.AC Milan looked to have won the race with reports they are poised to complete a €11 million (£9.9m/$12.2m) deal for Duarte on a five-year contract. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “I’m sure Duarte will become a Milan player, it’s all done,” Jesus told Radio Brasil following Sunday’s 3-2 win over Botafogo.”He’s preparing for his move to Europe. I wish him all the best.”Duarte has racked up almost 100 appearances for Flamengo since making his debut in 2016, with the 23-year-old centre-back scoring two goals.He is set to become the latest player to swap Flamengo for Milan following Lucas Paqueta’s €35m (£31.5m/$39m) transfer in January.It has been a busy off-season for Milan as they look to bounce back from a disappointing 2018-19 campaign in which the club finished fifth in Serie A, missing out on a place in the Champions League.It started with the appointment of Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo as head coach after Gennaro Gattuso’s departure in May.Milan legends Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban were then given key backroom roles at San Siro.Former Rossoneri captain Maldini was appointed technical director while Boban, who won four Serie A titles and the Champions League during his spell at Milan, is now their chief football officer.On the transfer front, Milan have signed defender Theo Hernandez from Real Madrid and midfielder Rade Krunic from Empoli, while the likes of Ignazio Abate, Cristian Zapata and Riccardo Montolivo all departed at the end of their contracts.Milan are expected to bring in another forward with Patrick Cutrone reportedly on the verge of joining Wolves.The Rossoneri are close to signing Lille forward Rafael Leao and Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa.Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar also revealed earlier this month that he had spoken to Milan and city rivals Inter over a possible move to Serie A from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.last_img read more

Ice Ice Baby: The “World’s Oldest Startup” Redefines Cool

first_img Luxury $1,500 Ice Maker Promises Perfectly Clear Spheres Editors’ Recommendations Are Whiskey Stones Better Than Ice? Breaking Down the Best Ways to Chill Whiskey The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less The weather outside may be starting to get closer to frightful, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to stop drinking cocktails. Hardly. What better time to belly up to a bar is there than when, if you go outside, you lose all feeling in your fingers and toes? When you go to a bar, though, what could be worse than having a craft cocktail ruined by bad ice?Started by and named after the original “Ice King,” Frederic Tudor, the Tudor Ice Company (established in 1806) through their new Kickstarter campaign, is ready to bring top-quality ice cubes to restaurants, bars, and homes across the world.Related: Anthony Bourdain on Craftspeople, Whisky, and The Beauty of Classic PubsUsing a 9-stage water filtration process developed in-house, Tudor ice cubes are almost pure water (less than 10 parts per million of dissolved solids and less than 1ppm dissolved oxygen for the science-oriented readers out there), which means that as they melt they do not change the flavor of what you’re drinking.In short, these cubes are all chill, no dil(ution).Not only is the ice made with water so clean you could eat off it(you know, if it were frozen), but the cubes are also designed to melt slower, keeping your drink cooler longer. The blocks are 2.25” squared, giving them a larger surface area than the comparable amount of ice in smaller cubes.In short, these cubes are better than cool. They’re ice cold. Get in on the Tudor Ice Company’s Kickstarter here and be the chillest cocktail connoisseur on the block. 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Masterlast_img read more

Racist tirade caught on video at Lethbridge Dennys restaurant goes viral

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Monir Omerzai was still stewing weeks after a fellow diner at a Denny’s spewed a racist tirade at him and his friends.So on Tuesday, he decided to post on Facebook a video that he had filmed of the heated exchange at the restaurant in Lethbridge, Alta.The video shows a woman turning toward a group in the next booth and unleashing a profanity-laden rant, telling them to go back to where they came from and saying they don’t pay taxes.“Go back to your f—ing country,” she is heard saying. “We don’t need you here.”The people at the table try to interject.“We’re all the same,” says a man’s voice off camera. “You’re a human being. I’m a human being. There’s nothing special about you.”As the exchange escalates, the woman gets up to kneel on her seat overlooking the group’s booth.“You’re not dealing with one of your Syrian bitches right now,” she says. “You’re dealing with a Canadian woman and I’m not going to be talked down to by you.”At one point, she appears to lunge at the table as a man beside her holds her back.By Wednesday afternoon, the video had been viewed more than 350,000 times and been shared 7,300 times.Omerzai said he’s never experienced anything like it since arriving in Canada from Afghanistan 13 years ago and thought others should know what happened.“It’s sad to see people like this and it makes me upset deep inside,” he said Wednesday.“The hate that we get from people for no reason, just to have a dinner there. It shouldn’t turn out to be like that.”Omerzai said he was out with three friends and they were laughing at a joke and chatting in Dari, their native language. A woman at the next booth turned around. They asked her if everything was OK. That’s when things got heated.Police were called, but Omerzai said officers told him there was nothing they could do. He said the restaurant asked them to leave just as their food arrived.When Omerzai and his friends left, the woman and her companion were still there, he saidHe has not heard from police or the restaurant since, he added.Lethbridge police said they continue to investigate a report of two groups having a verbal dispute, including one person using “racial slurs.”Police said restaurant staff refused to serve both groups and asked them to leave.“Both groups eventually complied and left the restaurant without further incident,” police said in a release.“There had been no further outreach or reports to police by any of the involved parties or witnesses prior to … when the video garnered attention on social media.”Dencan Restaurants said the manager followed proper protocol, but was unable to de-escalate the situation and called police.“At Denny’s, we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind and do not in any way condone or accept this type of behaviour and language.” the company said in a statement.“We do apologize and regret that our guests had to endure this customer’s terrible behaviour and continue to work with local officials on their investigation of this incident.”Kelly Pocha of Cranbrook, B.C., confirmed to Lethbridge News Now that she was the woman in the video.She told the news outlet she had been drinking during a visit three weeks ago and went to Denny’s with her husband for a late-night bite.Pocha said the men were looking at her and laughing, while saying things in a language she didn’t understand.“I got extremely heated and that’s basically when they hit record,” Pocha said. “It’s gotten way out of hand. People aren’t seeing the whole story.”Pocha, who described herself as a hard-working mother of three, admitted that what she said was racist and said it doesn’t reflect who she is.“If I could rewind and take it back I would. But I can’t.”The video cost Pocha her job as controller at Cranbrook Dodge.“We have recently become aware of a disturbing video that involves one of our employees,” dealership owner Dave Girling said in a statement.“The employee in question has been terminated and we deeply apologize for her actions.”Stephanie McLean, Alberta’s minister for the status of women, was criticized for offering a qualified defence of the woman on social media.“She was definitely not right and was saying horrible bigoted things. That being said — (am) I hearing right? At the beginning of the video does the man on the left say to her, ‘You ask to speak.’ Then says something about her mother?” McLean tweeted.She later deleted the post and apologized.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley denounced the “racist, bigoted comments” on Twitter.— By Lauren Krugel in Calgarylast_img read more

McCallum fired because he didnt toe government comms line on China Freeland

first_imgOTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says John McCallum was fired as Canada’s ambassador to China because he didn’t toe the government’s line on the arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive.McCallum apologized last week for misspeaking about the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested on Dec. 1 in Vancouver at the request of the United States, which wants to extradite her on fraud charges.He was then fired after telling a Vancouver newspaper it would be “great for Canada” if the United States dropped its extradition request for Meng.Freeland says McCallum’s comments were inconsistent with the position of the government, which is that Meng is the subject of a legal proceeding that is not politically motivated.She says that made it untenable for McCallum to continue in the job.She says the government remains focused on gaining the release of former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor, who have been arrested on vague suspicions of violating Chinese national security.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Homeless Hero dies in same Winnipeg river he saved two people from

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe body of a First Nation man dubbed “Homeless Hero” by the media was pulled from the same river Sunday where he twice saved drowning people.Police haven’t confirmed the identity of the body but members of Winnipeg’s indigenous community say it’s Faron Hall, 49.An off-duty police officer had spotted a man in the Red River in distress on Friday but was unable to save him.Foul play is not suspected.Hall’s body was pulled from the river just hours after the body Tina Fontaine, 15, was found in the same waters.In 2009, Hall first made headlines when he dove into the icy waters of the Red River to save a drowning teenager.“I just couldn’t see that little guy die.” Hall said.He became known as the “Homeless Hero” in the days after the rescue and was given a bravery award by the city. Word of his heroic act even reached Parliament and MP Rod Bruinooge honored Hall in the House of Commons in 2009.“He downplayed his actions saying, ‘I don’t think I’m a hero, I’m a human being.’” Bruinooge said at the time. “Faron, you certainly are a hero.  You showed a rare example of selflessness risking your life to save another.”Incredibly, just months later he saved one of two friends who were drowning in the same river once again thrusting him into the spotlight.Hall had lived on the streets for seven years and struggled with alcohol addiction before first jumping into the river to save the drowning teenager. He told APTN National News that he hoped the incident was a turning point.“I believe I gave that little guy his life back and I got to give my life back and that’s what I plan to do,” he said.But over the years, Hall’s struggles continued and he was once hospitalized after being assaulted by people who supposedly recognized him as a celebrity. Just days before he disappeared, Hall had been released from jail for assault.Still, many in Winnipeg are remembering Hall for his act of courage. Winnipeg’s mayor Sam Katz issued a press release calling the death of Hall a tragedy.“He (Hall) was a humble individual who put himself last and gave the best of himself to others even while battling his own immense challenges. Most heartbreaking is that he seemed to miss seeing in himself what we saw in him: that he was a true and selfless hero deserving of honours and a good life,” said Katz.Tributes are pouring in on social media, with some saying Hall performed one last rescue by leading searchers to the body of Tina Fontaine. People are saying the body of Fontaine was only found during the search for Hall’s body.Police confirmed they found Fontaine while divers were searching for Hall.A member of the Dakota Tipi First Nation, Hall grew up mainly in Winnipeg but also spent time on the Sagkeeng First Nation as a child. He was the father of four children.A gathering to honour Faron Hall and Tina Fontaine is scheduled today in Winnipeg. People will gather at the Alexander Docks at 7 p.m. before walking to the Forks for a vigil.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triples to 191 million in fourth quarter

first_imgEDMONTON – Aurora Cannabis Inc. capped a busy year by seeing its revenues more than triple to $19.1 million in the fourth quarter.The Edmonton company says revenues for the three months ended June 30 were up from $5.9 million a year earlier.The company said the gross margin on medical cannabis was 74 per cent, up from 58 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase was mainly due to higher average selling price per gram of dried cannabis and a higher proportion of cannabis oil sales.The cash cost for dried cannabis sold was $1.87 per gram, down from $2.09 a year earlier. The cash cost to produce dried cannabis also decreased 11 per cent, to $1.70 per gram, from $1.91. The decrease was primarily due to efficiencies from automation and yield expertise.The company sold 1,617 kilograms of dried cannabis and cannabis oils in the quarter, up from 755 kilograms a year earlier.The number of active registered patients increased to 43,308, up from 16,400.Net income attributable to shareholders was nearly $80 million, up from a $4.82 million loss a year ago.The increase was primarily attributable to the unrealized non-cash gain on derivatives and marketable securities, which was partially offset by increased finance costs, share-based payments, acquisition and project evaluation costs.For the full year, revenues increased to $55.2 million from $18.1 million in 2017.Net income attributable to shareholders was $71.9 million, up from a $13-million loss a year ago.Aurora Cannabis has completed 11 strategic acquisitions in the past year, while another is in progress.The number of employees increased to 1,400 from 300 at the end of the last fiscal year.The company says it intends to list its shares on a senior U.S. stock exchange.“Listing our shares on a senior U.S. exchange reflects the level of corporate and business maturity and our high-paced execution,” stated CEO Terry Booth. “This listing provides access to a broader investor audience who gain the opportunity to participate in our continued success.”Analyzing the performance of marijuana companies is tough because of accounting rules used in the agriculture industry that require companies to put a value on their pot plants before they are harvested, and approaches differ between producers on how to apply these guidelines.(Companies in this story: TSX:ACB)last_img read more

Cisco Takes Aim at Collaboration Friction

RobbinsatCiscoLive.jpg Microsoft Teams Roars with 13 Million Daily Active Users! Kevin Kieller July 11, 2019 Ahead of next week’s Inspire event, Microsoft touts Teams usage and showcases new features. Microsoft Teams’ Superpowers Get More Super Kevin Kieller May 13, 2019 During last week’s Build conference, Microsoft announced new development capabilities for Teams. At Cisco Live this week, Cisco made several announcements aimed at reducing friction in collaboration. Users are no longer impressed with HD video and audio or mobile apps; today there is more interest in updates and enhancements that drive experience and engagement. For Cisco, that means making the Webex suite more unified, intuitive, and cognitive for employees, administrators, and more. The integrated calling strikes directly at a common complaint with collaboration apps: app switching… having too many apps, or app fatigue. Team collaboration apps feel burdensome when conversations are scattered across too many services. Webex Teams can now be used for messaging, meetings, and calling. Webex Teams clients are available for desktop computers, mobile devices, and some IP phones. See All in Team Collaboration » What a Restaurant Can Teach You About Collaboration Jon Arnold May 28, 2019 When you’ve got a 3-Star Michelin rating, your collaboration tools better be great, too. People Insights is also getting a management portal, so users and administrators have more control over what is seen internally and externally. This was necessary as the application was designed for public information, but has since been bolstered with private organizational information such as telephone numbers, titles, and email addresses. Cisco last fall announced Webex Calling for service providers and last spring made it available for its VAR channel. The service stems from what was previously known as BroadCloud, a wholesale service from BroadSoft, which Cisco acquired in February 2018. Cisco has given it a new name, an expanded channel, and a native integration with a team chat app. Webex Calling is now available in 41 global markets and through a global network of 89 active channel partners. Jabber customers will soon have the option of a new user interface (UI). New may not be the right word as the UI looks familiar — in fact, it looks a lot like the Webex Teams UI. The change gives Cisco’s team chat users a consistent experience across premises-based or cloud-delivered implementations. A consistent UI has numerous benefits, including reduced friction and training if/when an organization moves to the cloud. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins kicks off Cisco Live 2019 Cisco Live has been an announcement-filled event. Here are some of the additional announcements related to collaboration: People Insights is the relationship intelligence application Cisco announced in March from the keynote stage at Enterprise Connect 2019; it provides people and company profiles for colleagues and meeting participants. Cisco this week announced expanded support for People Insights across Webex — calling, meeting, and messaging. I’ve been using the service and it does indeed find common bonds. It’s a personalized, wiki-CRM of sorts. People Insights is now accessible from the Webex Meetings mobile clients as well as the Webex Teams desktop and Web clients. And consistent with how Cisco is extending its unified experience strategy, People Insights is coming to Jabber in August. In addition, Cisco announced that searchable transcriptions are coming to Webex Meetings this month. Transcription is part of Cisco’s ongoing umbrella effort to be a leader in cognitive collaboration. Other aspects of cognitive collaboration include in-room analytics, diagnostics, Webex Assistant, proximity pairing, and People Insights. 6 Steps for Successful Collaboration Paul McMillan August 16, 2019 When implementing collaboration technology, be sure to place a premium on user experience. Log in or register to post comments Dave Michels is a Contributing Editor and Analyst at TalkingPointz.Tags:News & ViewsCiscoWebex TeamsWebex MeetingsAmy ChangCisco LiveTeam CollaborationAI & AutomationAPIs & Embedded CommunicationsDigital WorkplaceEmployee ExperienceNews & Views Articles You Might Like Team Collaboration: Integration or Standardization? Beth Schultz May 01, 2019 Enterprise IT execs weigh in on the best approach to take when “tribal fires” flare up around team collaboration tools. Deeper integrations with enterprise workflow apps and productivity tools, including new contact center integrations with Salesforce, Dynamics, Zendesk, and ServiceNow; new administrative controls with Webex Control Hub Pro Pack for granular security controls; improved integrations with Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365Expanded geographic reach and options, including coverage for dial-in meetings in 24 additional countries; new GDPR-compliant data centers in London, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam for Webex Teams; and improvements to Webex Edge audioNew advanced meeting diagnostics capabilities, including more than 20 new data points for quality diagnostics, such as one-minute intervals for trending information, and expanded visibility into connection details and endpoint componentsWebex Device enhancements, including a new re-redirect feature that allows a Webex Board to be a touchscreen for a Windows 10 PC; Webex Board also now supports facial recognition and Webex Assistant, expanded room and desktop device APIs, and improved noise mitigation capabilities for all room systemsThe rebranding of the Customer Journey Platform (CJP) CCaas offer to Cisco Webex Contact Center as Webex becomes Cisco’s brand for cloud collaboration worldwideCisco has been offering conferencing, telephony, UC, and contact center solutions for some time now, but never before has the portfolio been so aligned. The industry as a whole has transitioned from connectivity (VoIP, Internet, mobile, etc.) to collaboration. It’s a nuanced difference, but collaboration is more about what occurs after connection. These updates reduce friction through increased unification, consistency, and contextual services. Of course, not all of Cisco’s collaboration customers are on Webex Teams. Jabber remains a very popular and growing option for customers that prefer premises-based messaging services. Jabber continues to grow, with more than 45 million users. While Webex Meetings received several updates a few months ago, this time around Webex Teams (formerly Cisco Spark) got the most attention — starting with enterprise-class telephony. Webex Teams can now be used as a calling client with premises-based (UCM) or cloud-delivered (HCS or Webex Calling) services. read more

Further support needed to consolidate peace reconciliation in Angola UN envoy

In an open briefing to the Council, Ibrahim Gambari said that in the four months since the UN Mission in Angola (UNMA) began, it has “successfully initiated activity in nearly all the areas mandated to it,” including the conclusion of the work of the Joint Commission, participating as an observer in the military commission, assisting in the coordination of the provision of humanitarian assistance, promoting human rights and working directly with the Angolan government on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) issues.However, the overall humanitarian situation in Angola remains extremely difficult, Mr. Gambari cautioned, although there has been progress in food delivery, health care and water and sanitation. He reiterated that the international community needs to “redouble its efforts” to address resettlement, demobilization and electoral assistance issues. The Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for 2003 requesting some $384 million in assistance was most likely the last such appeal for Angola, he added.A tentative date for a donor conference had been set for the first quarter of 2003 and would take place in Brussels, Mr. Gambari noted. The meeting should be properly prepared and the pre-requisites for a successful outcome should be met. That would include an effort on the part of the Government in order to allay any concerns the donor community might have on the allocation and spending of national revenues.In a report to the Security Council released yesterday, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that humanitarian activities have been expanding dramatically in the country – with the UN now helping 1.8 million Angolans, a larger number than at any time during the 27-year war – but the overall situation remains “extremely difficult.”Earlier this year, Angola recorded a drop in the percentage of people suffering from life-threatening shortfalls of food and medicine, but since the influx of more than 700,000 internally displaced people, malnutrition levels have since increased.The Secretary-General also warned that efforts to help some 80,000 ex-combatants and their 300,000 dependants, as well as about 4 million internally displaced people, constitutes an “unprecedented challenge” for Angola. read more

Greek government concedes early elections likely bank stocks smashed for second day

Greek government concedes early elections likely, bank stocks smashed for second day ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while bank shares plummeted again on the stock market, which reopened this week after a long closure.The left-wing government is relying on opposition party support for approval in parliament of new austerity measures demanded by bailout lenders, following a revolt by nearly one fourth of its own lawmakers.Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said the government would not form a national unity government and described early elections as “likely.”“A solution will be found, since the country needs a strong government,” Gerovasili told private Skai television. “(Early) elections are likely but that doesn’t mean we will be dealing today with when they will take place.”Amid the uncertainty, the main stock index lost another 1.2 per cent Tuesday, the second day the market has been open following a five-week shutdown. Most shares traded higher but banks tumbled, once again hitting the 30 per cent lower trading limit. The overall index on Monday plummeted 16.2 per cent, its worst drop in decades.Greece’s economy is reeling from the impact of limits on money withdrawals and transfers that the government imposed on June 29 to avoid a collapse of the banking sector. Uncertainty over Greece’s negotiations for a new bailout and over the stability of the government have heightened concerns.European markets were unaffected by the Greek market nosedive, however, which Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan described as “normal market behaviour in exceptional circumstances.”“Frankly I am not concerned. Looking at the figures, I thought this was more or less what one should expect after weeks of stocks being closed in a country which is indeed in deep recession,” he told reporters in Rome.The political outlook appears tenuous, with Panagiotis Lafazanis, a prominent dissenter and lawmaker of the ruling Syriza party, urging colleagues to join him in voting against the government when the bailout deal is brought to parliament.“I personally will not vote for a new bailout that will continue to destroy the country and hurt its people,” Lafazanis told Real FM radio. “Syriza lawmakers must fight to the last minute to stop the government signing a third bailout.”Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos was holding new meetings Tuesday with bailout negotiators from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.Gerovasili said the government remained committed to concluding the talks by Aug. 18 and that work on drawing up the text of a draft agreement would start this week.Greece faces a loan repayment on Aug. 20 worth more than 3 billion euros to the ECB. To avoid defaulting on it, Greece would need money from the bailout program it is negotiating or, short of that, an interim loan from its creditors.___Colleen Barry and Frances D’Emilio in Rome contributed. by Derek Gatopoulos, The Associated Press Posted Aug 4, 2015 9:44 am MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan smiles as he meets the journalists during a press conference at the Foreign Press club, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) read more

Inviting Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain is a no

first_img6:51PMShort – not sweet Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Crispin Blunt, the honourable member for Reigate, is speaking now and says the petition is about avoiding embarrassment for Her Majesty.But, he notes, as the Trump invitation is in the name of Her Majesty the surest way of embarrassing her would be to withdraw the invitation.”We are dealing with a president who is the first non politician and non serviceman to be elected … He is definitively different,” Mr Blunt adds.”It is incredibly important that our Prime Minister has secured the first voice into the White House of a foreign leader.”Now the truth is we need to calm this debate and we need to take the hype out of it … The invitation has been issued, I don’t think it could or should be properly rescinded, so there is the possibility that the invitation will be taken up during the course of this year, I think that would be a mistake.”I think we need to point out that in 2020 we are going to have the 400th anniversary of one of the most remarkable events in British American history, which is the Pilgrim Fathers – incredibly important in the United States – and it will be an utterly appropriate moment to be marked by a state visit.” Mr Flynn is not holding back.He accuses Donald Trump of complaining about his own election result, lying about just about everything and acting “like a petulant child”.He also attacks Trump be for being “almost unique” in his belief in nuclear proliferation.The Labour veteran added:”I believe for that reason alone that we should consider this, and the Government should consider this with a bit of humility… and change the invitation to one for a visit, not a state visit.” ‘Say no to Trump’ projected on Parliament by Global Justice Now and Feral XCredit:Jess Hurd/Global Justice Now Liam Byrne, LabourCredit:BBC Debate triggered by a petition, signed by 1.8m peopleLabour’s Paul Flynn compares president to a ‘petulant child’Several Tory MPs defend the decision to invite TrumpHundreds of protesters gather outside in Parliament SquareProtests taking place in Birmingham, Manchester, SheffieldPM has already made clear the state visit is going aheadInviting Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain is a “no brainer” and in the UK’s “national interest”, according to a former Conservative minister and Hillary Clinton supporter.Sir Simon Burns said allowing the visit was “infinitely the right thing to do” if it strengthened the special relationship between Britain and America.The comments from Sir Simon are notable because he campaigned for Mrs Clinton against Mr Trump in last year’s presidential election. Mr Salmond, in his speech, says:”As an example of fawning subservience… the Prime Minister’s holding hands across the ocean visit would be difficult to match.”To do it in the name of shared values was stomach churning.”What exactly are the shared values that this House, this country, would hope to have with President Trump?”The former Scottish first minister said the US president is “not a stupid man”, adding it is a “recipe for total and utter disaster” for the UK to advertise its weak position to Mr Trump.”From my experience of negotiating with Donald Trump, let me tell the honourable member, never ever do it from a weak position because the result will be total disaster.”Meanwhile, the MPs can’t hear much from the protesters outside yet, but they are there: They came as MPs were debating a petition signed by more than 1.85 million people, calling for the visit to be stripped of the trappings of a state occasion in order to avoid causing “embarrassment” to the Queen.They were also considering an alternative petition, backed by almost 312,000 signatories, demanding the state visit goes ahead.Anti-Trump chants were heard from more than 2,000 protesters gathered in Parliament Square a few hundred yards from where the MPs were sitting in a committee room off Westminster Hall. The Green Party’s Caroline Lucas, who has made her views on Trump clear many times before, is in early to get a good seat: The SNP’s Carol Monaghan is asked to project her voice because she can’t be heard over the sound of protesters outside. She agrees.A little louder, the Glasgow North West MP says “showing an example to young people” is in the national interest, not granting a state visit to Donald Trump.She also asks why the debate is not being held in the main chamber. Outside Labour’s Diane Abbott is addressing protesters in Parliament Square.The Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott says:”We live in an area where there is a dark shadow of racism and anti-immigrant sentiment internationally.”It’s hard to stand up to it and I have always tried to stand up to racism and anti-immigrant sentiment all my political life.”We know the vales that Donald Trump represents – with Donald Trump you don’t have to look in a crystal ball, you can read the book.”He was supported in his presidential campaign by white supremacists.”Even in the first weeks of his presidency, he had had a visceral anti-immigrant line.”We hear that he has been invited for state visit. Whatever you think, a state visit is meant to be an honour.”I would say that Donald Trump has done nothing to be honoured for.”As for Donald Trump addressing MPs in Parliament, that was an honour reserved for people like Nelson Mandela.”How can anybody think that would be appropriate for Donald Trump? “So we live in a very difficult and dark era.”We have to support each other, we have to fight on and we have to say here in the UK, here in London – no place for racism, no place for anti-Semitism, no place for Islamophobia and no place for stirring up hatred against immigrants.” 5:10PMDonald Trump saviour of Nato MPs have warned Donald Trump will be able to detect Theresa May’s desperation for a US-UK trade deal by the hasty offer of a state visit.Labour’s Paul Flynn also compared the US president’s behaviour to a “petulant child” as he encouraged ministers to avoid making the mistakes of the past when “very unsavoury characters” have received invitations for state visits.The Newport West MP led a parliamentary debate on two petitions about the Prime Minister’s decision to extend an invitation to Mr Trump. Sir Simon BurnsCredit:BBC Sir Simon told MPs in the Commons that it was a “no brainer” that the invite to Mr Trump should be kept as post-Brexit Britain will need to keep America close. He said: “What we have got to do is look at what is going to be most helpful for Britain, for its future policy and development, and I think it is a no brainer that working closer with the United States is far more important for this country, particularly as we begin negotiations and the exit from the EU in two, two and a half years’ time. We cannot afford to be isolated and to ignore our friends.” 6:21PMDiane Abbott: There is a dark shadow of racism Thousands of protesters holding placards take part in a rally in Parliament Square against US president Donald Trump’s state visitCredit:Getty Images Europe Labour MP Paul FlynnCredit:BBC Liam Byrne, Labour “I believe it is in our national interest to ensure that we can continue to be a candid friend to the US, he says.”We cannot do that if we totally ignore the US … we would become isolated and less influential.”What we have got to do is look at what is going to be most helpful for Britain, for its future policy and development, and I think it is a no brainer that working closer with the United States is far more important for this country, particularly as we begin negotiations and the exit from the EU in two, two and a half years’ time.”We cannot afford to be isolated and to ignore our friends.” 5:41PMFor and against Labour’s Naz Shah, who spoke against the state visit earlier, has also popped out to address the crowd:  5:31PM’It is in our national interest’ Naz Shah MP speaks at the #stoptrump rally pic.twitter.com/bCivOUOejw— Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) February 20, 2017 Westminster Hall just before debate on Trump state visit – hope message will be loud & clear – he’s not welcome here pic.twitter.com/vNvILBLOkW— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) February 20, 2017  Meanwhile, protesters are gathering outside on Parliament Square: A few pictures from outside:  Conservative Julian Lewis, chairman of the defence select committee, warnsagainst berating Mr Trump given the importance of the US to preventing World War Three via its Nato links.He described the alliance as “our best guarantee” of another world war not breaking out in the 21st century, adding:”If you knew that it’d make a significant difference to bringing him on side to continue with the policies that prevented a conflagration on that scale, do you really think it is more important to berate him, castigate him and encourage him to retreat into some sort of bunker rather than to do what the Prime Minister did, perhaps more literally than any of us expected, which is to take him by the hand and try and lead him down the paths of righteousness?”Because I have no doubt at all about this matter. What really matters to the future of Europe is that transatlantic alliance continues and should prosper.”There’s every prospect of that happening providing we reach out to this inexperienced individual and try and persuade him – and there’s every chance of persuading him that he should continue with the policy pursued by his predecessors.” #stoptrump protest at Parliament Square pic.twitter.com/uSBjUWbtww— Lily Massoud (@LilyWMassoud) February 20, 2017 A Tory former minister faced an angry backlash after apparently defending Donald Trump over his remarks – recorded by a US television station – that he would grab a woman “by the p***y”. Sir Edward Leigh said the comments were “horrible and ridiculous” but that many politicians will have made “some ridiculous sexual comment” in private. The remarks were met with groans of outrage by several MPs in Westminster Hall for the debate.  6:30PMSpeak up, please Sir Edward Leigh causes a bit of a stir by defending some of Mr Trump’s more controversial behaviour with the admission that he has made the odd sexist comment in the past.He says we all have at some point, in private at least.”Which one of us has not made some ridiculous sexual comment some time in our pasts?”Sir Edward also says he does not think the travel ban is racist, citing Indonesia as the world’s largest Muslim country upon which there is “no question” of a US travel ban. 5:46PM’He is definitively different’ Donald Trump and Theresa May  As MPs debate the #Trump petition in the Commons anti Trump protestors beginning to assemble in Parliament Square: pic.twitter.com/I8tN4svRXC— Vincent McAviney (@Vinny_LBC) February 20, 2017 Mr Flynn highlighted the fact that Mr Trump is only the third US president to be given the honour of a state visit and said he was invited too soon in his already highly controversial presidency.Barack Obama only received an invitation after 758 days, while it took 978 days before his predecessor, George W Bush, was offered a state visit, compared with seven days for Mr Trump.Mr Flynn repeated comments made by former Foreign Office permanent secretary Lord Ricketts, who said the Queen has now been put in a “very difficult position”. 4:30PMProtesters gather outside Parliament 'Say no to Trump' projected on Parliament by Global Justice Now and Feral X Demonstrators attend a rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Flynn is told to wind up as he was only meant to speak for 15 minutes and finishes with this warning: “There are great dangers in attempting to give him [Trump] the best accolade we can.”Tory MP Nigel Evans then steps up, for a maximum of five minutes he is told, and tells those who are finding it difficult to accept Trump as US President should “get over it”. center_img One petition, with more than 1.85 millions signatures, calls for the visit to be stripped of the trappings of a state occasion in order to avoid causing “embarrassment” to the Queen.The other, supported by around 312,000 signatories, insists the state visit goes ahead.The Government, in its official response to the petitions, stressed ministers believed “the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a state visit”.Speaking in Westminster Hall, Mr Flynn said only two US presidents have been offered a state visit since 1952.SNP MP Alex Salmond, intervening, noted: “The question of the seven-day invitation – would you interpret desperation as the reason?”And if you’re able to see desperation for a trade deal, do you think that President Trump might be able to detect it as well?”Mr Flynn replied: “The word comes to mind when we think of the circumstances of our beleaguered Prime Minister.”Labour MP Paula Sherriff (Dewsbury) also said of Mr Trump: “To use the expression ‘Grab them by the pussy’ describes a sexual assault, and therefore suggests he should not be afforded a visit to our Queen.”Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset) recalled previous invitations, asking Mr Flynn: “What complaint did you make when Emperor Hirohito came here, who was responsible for the rape of Nanking?”Mr Flynn replied: “There have been many people here who were less welcome than others. That’s absolutely true.”But we’ve had people here, very unsavoury characters and not from the United States as it happens.”But certainly we can’t try to imitate the errors of the past. We should set an example of making sure we don’t make those mistakes again.” The voices in favour of Donald Trump’s state visit seem to have disappeared.Labour’s Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill, is speaking now.He says it would be hard now to withdraw the offer and “our best hope is we keep it short” because, he says, “my fear is it will not be sweet”. There is no sign so far of the debate kicking off – MPs are currently discussing the Vauxhall takeover bid.But here’s a quick guide to what is in store.Tonight’s Trump state visit debate is due to take place in Westminster Hall, which is the House of Commons second debating chamber.It could take up to three hours and, it must be noted, has no legal force. 5:14PM’Total disaster for this country’ Alex Salmond is up and talking about his experience of Donald Trump, having met him in his constituency.The former SNP leader says it would be “total disaster for this country” to negotiate with Donald Trump from a weak position. 6:06PMSir Edward causes a stir The SNP’s Alex SalmondCredit:BBC Labour MP Paul Flynn Thousands of protesters holding placards take part in a rally in Parliament Square against US president Donald Trump's state visit Demonstrators attend a rally in Westminster protesting against Donald TrumpCredit:Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire Labour’s Rushanara Ali MPCredit:BBC Demonstrators in Westminster Tory MP Nigel Evans Labour's Rushanara Ali MP Sir Simon Burns 4:33PMAnd we’re off Tory MP Nigel EvansCredit:BBC Fellow Tory MP Crispin Blunt, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, also backed the visit but said it should be delayed until 2020. “The truth is we need to calm this debate and we need to take the hype out of it,” he said, adding that it would be a “mistake” to allow the visit to go ahead this year.He told MPs: “I think we need to point out that in 2020 we are going to have the 400th anniversary of one of the most remarkable events in British American history, which is the Pilgrim Fathers – incredibly important in the United States – and it will be an utterly appropriate moment to be marked by a state visit.” The SNP's Alex Salmond 4:54PMEvans defends state visit David Lammy MPCredit:BBC David Lammy MP 6:44PMMeanwhile on Parliament Square 4:15PMThe Trump debate: What to expect David Lammy MP is up. He questions why it took only seven days for Trump to be offered the full state visit.”We didn’t due this for Kennedy, we didn’t do the for Truman, we didn’t do this for Reagan,” he says.”I think this country is greater than that … I’m ashamed, frankly, that it has come to this.” ​ A succession of Labour MPs have now spoken against the visit, including Paul Flynn, Paula Sherriff, David Lammy, Stephen Doughty, Rushanara Ali, Naz Shah.While those for include Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nigel Evans, Julian Lewis, James Cartlidge and Sir Simon Burns.Labour MP Rushanari Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow) says:”It is deeply saddening and shameful that colleagues who are defending this visit are not recognising the serious concern that people have, particularly Muslims, but many others, about the dangers of Donald Trump.”And it’s time they spoke out against that kind of hostility, it is deeply divisive and it’s time they addressed this issue instead of making excuses and being apologists for his hatred.” The debate is, however, being seen as a type of anti-Trump protest and will give MPs a chance to vent their opinions on the new US President.Outside there will also be a protest which – if as expected it is well attended – will probably be audible to MPs in the hall.Speakers in Parliament Square including Owen Jones and Green MP Caroline Lucas.Other protests are taking place in Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.The historic city of Ely is hosting a postcard-writing session at a tea house.And activists in Reading will be creating a candlelit “circle of light”. Earlier veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn highlighted the fact that Mr Trump is only the third US president to be given the honour of a state visit and said he was invited too soon in his already highly controversial presidency. Barack Obama only received an invitation after 758 days, while it took 978 days before his predecessor, George W Bush, was offered a state visit, compared with seven days for Mr Trump. Repeating comments made by former Foreign Office permanent secretary Lord Ricketts, that the Queen has now been put in a “very difficult position”, Mr Flynn said: “I believe for that reason alone that we should consider this, and the Government should consider this with a bit of humility… and change the invitation to one for a visit, not a state visit.”In its official response to the petitions, the Government stressed ministers believe “the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit”. “We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised,” the response said.  Paul Flynn, the 82-year-old Labour MP for Newport, starts the debate on Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK.”There was a great feeling of concern that welled up in this petition,” he says, before following up with a zinger.”The intellectual capacity of the president is protozoan,” Mr Flynn says. 4:43PMTrump is ‘like a petulant child’ Mr Evans also defends Donald Trumps saying: “I do respect that he stood on a platform on which he is now delivering.”He added: “He is going to go down in history as being roundly condemned as the only politician to deliver on his promises.”Mr Evans adds that he has seen “no evidence that he is racist” and makes the point that the Chinese were given a state visit 10 years after Tienanmen Square massacre and yet “where were the protest?”.”It’s double standards,” he says.”We have to ask ourselves why is it that people felt so left behind that they made the democratic decisions that they have which we think we can’t understand – how could you possibly vote for Brexit? How could you possibly vote for Donald Trump?”The fact is that the people have. These were the forgotten people. Just like we had the forgotten people in the United Kingdom, there are the forgotten people in the United States of America.” Parliament Sq filling up already to say #stoptrump pic.twitter.com/L3qRahGmzy— Nick Dearden (@nickdearden75) February 20, 2017 Nearly two million people have signed a petition objecting to Mr Trump’s state visit Credit:Andrew Harre/Bloomberg A few minutes ago, Conservative James Cartlidge said there would be “smiles all round in the Kremlin” if the UK withdrew its offer of a state visit to Mr Trump.He added he would also make a similar invite to Russian president Vladimir Putin despite aggression from his forces.Mr Cartlidge said:”Foreign policy for this country is best served by following the national interest, not through gestures or knee-jerk reactions.”Through calm effective diplomacy in the old-fashioned way, often behind the scenes, and through working towards a long-term strategy rather than something which frankly is redolent of student politics and would be a gesture that would get us nowhere.”Mr Cartlidge said the UK needs to be as close as possible to the US administration so it can raise concerns, adding if the state visit offer is rescinded then the UK will gain nothing.”I’ll tell you who will win – there’s one man, and that’s Vladimir Putin.”There will be smiles all round in the Kremlin if we follow this petition because the one thing they want in the Kremlin above all else is to divide the West.”They want the UK and US divided, they do not want a strong transatlantic partnership – that’s not just in our interests but in the global interest.”We would be crackers to do so.”Indeed, having said all that, I would offer a state visit to Vladimir Putin – as was done by Tony Blair.” 7:00PMSummary at 7pm: MPs attack Trump offer Demonstrators in WestminsterCredit:Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire 5:01PMDavid Lammy: ‘This country is greater than that’ Another Tory MP is up speaking in favour of the visit.Sir Simon Burns says the UK should be very careful to maintain the “special relationship” with the US.last_img read more

Short bursts of intensive exercise better than lengthy gym sessions for shedding

Bursts of intense exercise for just 23 minutes are better for weight loss than spending twice as long in the gym, research suggests.Interval training – which involves alternating high and low-intensity effort – sheds more pounds than a workout that is of the same moderate intensity throughout, experts found.The study, published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, looked at 36 studies involving more than 1,000 people.It found that those using high-intensity interval training (HIIT) lost substantially more weight than those sticking with traditional gym routines.The best results of all were achieved by those adopting short but extreme bursts of exercise – known as sprint training.The method, used in running and cycling, typically means going “all out” for 30 seconds before a four minute recovery period of slower exercise.Participants in such regimes lost 6 per cent of body fat, compared with loss of 3.4 per cent among those doing a standard gym session of 41 minutes. Overall, those taking part in all types of HIIT training lost 29 per cent more weight than those taking part in conventional workouts, losing an average of 3.5 pounds, compared with 2.5 pounds among other gym-goers.People wanting to lose weight are often advised to spend an hour or more exercising each day. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. But the researchers said few people find the time, while shorter workouts could be easier to achieve.The results showed that both interval training and a continuous workout reduced overall weight and percentage body fat.While both approaches helped reduce percentage body fat to the same extent, interval training was better for shedding pounds.The experts, from universities in Brazil and the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences in Hampshire, said: “Interval training is an attractive alternative to address overweight and obesity given its potential to offer benefits similar to moderate-intensity continuous training while requiring less time.”But they said people should take care as interval training “might increase the risk of injury and impose higher cardiovascular stress”.Steven Ward, chief executive of fitness body Ukactive said: “These figures clearly show the positive health impacts of HIIT on reducing weight, and with Britain battling a grave obesity crisis, this research should be welcomed.”But he said the most important aspect of exercise was finding something that was enjoyable enough to stick with.“For some that may mean squeezing in a high-intensity spin class, for others it might mean a lunchtime jog in the park or a walk with the family on the weekend,” he said. read more

Is this you TheJournalie is hiring a copywriter

first_imgWork as part of a commercial and editorial team dedicated to bringing the best user experience to audiences.Liaise with brands to understand their needs and how we can meet them.Generate creative, unique angles and pitches for advertising campaigns.Produce clean, smart, sharp copy that reflects the tone of TheJournal.ie’s publications.Explore innovation in online copywriting and digital ad solutions.Requirements:Fantastic writing skills, with the capability to produce persuasive, original copy in a variety of styles.Impeccable grammar and spelling skills and excellent attention to detail.Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.Keen insights into online consumer behaviour.Interest in popular culture, trends, topical issues.Passion and knowledge for all things sports-related an advantage.Ability to meet tight deadlines, work under pressure without sacrificing accuracy.Experience in writing commercial copy, preferably with online experience.A graduate qualification in copywriting or related degree.About us:In just over three years, TheJournal.ie has become one of Ireland’s leading news and entertainment platforms. With more than 160,000 daily app users, TheJournal.ie is a market leader in Irish news across social media and mobile.How to apply:Please submit a cover letter and CV to sinead.casey@thejournal.ieInclude any links to past work where possible.Applications should be received no later than close of business on 4 July 2014. ARE YOU A  pun-slinging, creative copywriter who loves online media and is excited by new possibilities to get a message across to a digital-savvy audience?Then Journal Media Ltd wants to have you on board.As part of our growing commercial team, we are offering opportunities in generating, pitching and producing unique copy ideas for our ad clients.As part of the role, you will be expected to:last_img read more

Numericable débouté en justice contre France Télécom

first_imgNumericable débouté en justice contre France TélécomNumericable, qui accusait France Télécom d’avoir gêné la concurrence dans le déploiement de la fibre optique, a été débouté par la cour d’appel de Paris.La cour d’appel de Paris n’a pas entendu les arguments de Numericable et a donné raison à l’Arcep, l’autorité de régulation des télécommunications, et à France Télécom. En novembre 2010, l’Arcep avait été saisie par le FAI pour un litige portant sur l’installation de fibre optique, qui permet l’Internet à très haut débit, dans des fourreaux de France Télécom utilisés par Numericable dans le cadre de “plans câble” agréés dans deux contrats datant de 1999 et 2001, explique L’Expansion. Mais l’autorité avait rendu un avis défavorable à Numericable, qui s’est alors tourné vers la justice.La justice a donc penché en faveur de l’opérateur historique. Numericable est en outre condamné à verser 10.000 euros à France Télécom pour cette procédure. Quant à l’Arcep, légitimée dans cette affaire, la justice lui donne désormais “le pouvoir d’imposer aux opérateurs relevant de son autorité des prescriptions et des injonctions”. L’affaire ne devrait néanmoins pas s’arrêter-là puisque Numericable a également porté plainte en octobre 2010 contre France Télécom devant le tribunal de commerce de Paris et devant la Chambre de commerce de Paris. Le câblo-opérateur réclame un total de 3,1 milliards d’euros dans le cadre de ces deux procédures.   Le 28 juin 2011 à 16:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

5 millions de programmes télé regardés chaque jour sur Internet

first_img5 millions de programmes télé regardés chaque jour sur InternetUne étude révèle que 5 millions de programmes audiovisuels sont regardés quotidiennement en France sur le Web.Une étude réalisée avec les régies des groupes Canal Plus, France Télévisions, M6 et TF1, associées à NPA Conseil et GfK Retail & Technology, révèle que quelque 715 millions de programmes audiovisuels ont été “consommés en ligne” de janvier à mai 2011, relaye l’AFP. Soit 5 millions par jour…À lire aussi”Choc Climatique” : les propositions du Sénat pour que la France agisseL’étude porte sur les programmes diffusés par Canal Plus, iTélé, 1ère (ex-RFO), France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, France Ô, M6, W9, Paris Première, Teva, TF1 et LCI. Surtout, durant la période de l’étude, la consommation mensuelle a augmenté de 10% chaque mois, ce qui montre la vraie pénétration de ces habitudes chez le téléspectateur. L’étude a également analysé la répartition de ces vidéos en ligne. Il s’agit d’abord de rattrapage (88% des programmes visionnés), de Simulcast en ligne (en direct, 6%) ou de vidéos bonus (6%).  Le 2 juillet 2011 à 13:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Body of missing 6yearold boy found in trash bin

first_imgLYNNWOOD — The body of a missing 6-year-old boy was found in a trash bin after an overnight search.The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, searchers found Dayvid Pakko’s body inside a trash bin at the apartment complex where he lived.Shari Ireton of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says there’s evidence the boy was the victim of homicide.Detectives are investigating and a 19-year-old male relative of the boy has been taken into custody. Ireton says the relative not considered to be under arrest and hasn’t been charged.The search for the boy began Monday. Pakko’s mother said he stayed home from school and another adult was taking care of him.It’s not clear if that adult was the 19-year-old relative who is now in custody.last_img read more

Driver arrested after South Beach police chase ends in crash

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a driver in Miami Beach after, officials said, he led officers on a chase that ended in a crash, Sunday evening.According to Miami Beach Police, the motorist was behind the wheel of a stolen car when officers conducted a felony traffic stop at Fifth Street and Ocean Drive, at around 5:20 p.m. He then fled northbound on Ocean Drive, toward Sixth Street, and turned westbound.Shortly after, investigators said, the driver struck a transit bus and another car near Seventh Street and Washington Avenue. Police said the suspect took off on foot but was quickly caught and taken into custody.Two people were taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center with minor injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Hair Cuttery To Donate Haircuts To Domestic Violence Victims

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence are teaming up to raise awareness about domestic violence through the Share-A-Haircut program on April 30 and May 1.For every haircut purchased at one of the Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a survivor of domestic violence through a network of state coalitions and local programs nationwide.Participating locations include the salon in Wilmington, 206 Ballardvale St., Unit 3.“Hair Cuttery is committed to reaching those in our local communities, who are among the millions across the country, that have fallen victim to domestic violence,” said Dennis Ratner, co-founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “Our goal through this continuing partnership with NNEDV is to support survivors of domestic violence in a very real way and help spread awareness about this pertinent societal issue.”Through the partnership, Hair Cuttery and NNEDV will work closely to distribute thousands of free haircut certificates to individuals affected by domestic violence, including women, children and men.“With 99 percent of domestic violence victims experiencing financial abuse, the gift of a fresh haircut can make a world of difference. A haircut is not only a gift that supports economic empowerment, but also gives survivors a moment to practice self-care,” said Kim Gandy, NNEDV president and CEO. “Hair Cuttery’s continued support is the kind of commitment that creates change.”This year marks the 19th year of Share-A-Haircut, with the program already having donated more than 46,000 certificates to the homeless in February. Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving that has supported a range of local and national causes including: St. Baldrick’s Foundation, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and Girls on the Run.(NOTE: The above press release is from Hair Cuttery.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Hair Cuttery To Hold Share-A-Haircut Campaign To Support Victims Of Domestic ViolenceIn “Business”Wilmington’s Hair Cuttery To Donate Haircuts To Victims of Domestic ViolenceIn “Business”Hair Cuttery Donates 55,000 Haircuts to Victims of Domestic Violence NationwideIn “Business”last_img read more

Parth and Erica are inseparable Not just on Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2

first_imgErica Fernandes and Parth SamthaaninstagramFor quite some time now, Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actors Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes, who play the lead roles of Anurag Basu and Prerna respectively, are rumoured to be dating in real life.While the duo continues to deny dating reports, their fondness for each other seems to be getting  evident with each passing day. Apparently, the spark between Erica and Parth is not limited to the show, but on the ground of Box Cricket League 4(BCL 4) as well.According to a TellyChakkar report, despite being in rival teams, Parth and Erica seem to be inseparable on the BCL ground. Reportedly, the two alleged lovebirds wanted to be in the same team but Erica landed up in Bengaluru Warriors while Parth in Kolkata Babu Moshayes.Both Anurag and Prerna of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 were seen supporting and cheering for each other while representing rival teams. Their cute moments didn’t go unnoticed by the commentators as well who highlighted these acts between the two.Speaking about Parth and Erica, a source from the set told the portal: “Parth and Erica’s team were playing against each other and when he was batting and hitting sixes, Erica was really happy and seen dancing instead of getting upset”.Parth and Erica are currently one of the hottest alleged couples in the telly town. Recently, rumour had it that the two were spending more time together when not shooting. In fact, reports also claimed that they often arrive together on sets and also wait for one another to have afternoon and evening meals together. Not just that, they often leave the sets together as well.last_img read more