Conte wants Blues fans to recreate Wembley noise

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesAntonio Conte has urged Chelsea fans to recreate the atmosphere from Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham when Southampton visit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.A Blues win over the Saints would stretch their Premier League lead to seven points and put the pressure back on second-placed Spurs, who are away to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.“On Tuesday I want our supporters to help the players on the pitch,” Conte said.“I want this a lot because it is a really important for us. We need our fans in the same way like against Tottenham when they pushed a lot.”See also:Pochettino insists Spurs will ‘move on’Chelsea v Tottenham player ratingsExperience will help Ake and Batshuayi – ConteChelsea’s Wembley triumph over Spurs – in picturesChelsea must ‘exploit’ their win over Tottenham, says ConteFixtures give Spurs an advantage – ConteCahill in line for Chelsea return’No sign’ of new Hazard deal   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Boost Your Website’s Performance with Yottaa

first_imgTags:#biz#Software Guides After several days of recent downtime with Amazon Web Services, the promise to optimize websites via the cloud may seem both promising and daunting to small businesses. But that’s what the Cambridge-based Yottaa is offering with the launch today of a new Web performance optimization service. Yotta knows its way around the cloud, as it was one of the finalists in Amazon’s recent Startup Challenge.Designed to be easy to implement and requiring no code change or software purchases, Yotta’s new service aims to improve website speed and development through a variety of techniques including domain sharding, CSS spriting, and CDN balancing.“Web-based businesses understand that visitors to their sites have a ‘need for speed,’ but many are held back by the complexity and expense of manual optimization,” said Coach Wei, Yottaa’s CEO and co-founder. “Yottaa Optimizer empowers businesses of all sizes with a simple but powerful solution that instantly accelerates website performance, and unlocks business value for Web teams.” Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The new feature from Yottaa complements its existing Web monitoring solution. It identifies places where your website isn’t performing well – third party widgets, DNS errors, latency, for example – and the Optimizer will implement the suggestions. The new service is only available in private beta but ReadWriteWeb readers can get access here. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watterslast_img read more

Fadnavis heckled at Bal Thackeray’s death anniversary function

first_imgFormer Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday subjected to sloganeering by a section of Shiv Sena workers as he left Shivaji Park in the metropolis after paying tribute to Bal Thackeray on his ninth death anniversary. Some Sena workers in close proximity to the former CM’s convoy were seen shouting in Marathi Fadnavis’ assembly poll campaign slogan: ‘I will be back (as CM)’ along with the Sena’s traditional ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki jai’ war cry.Mr. Fadnavis and his entourage, which included several senior BJP leaders, moved on without reacting to the jibes. There were no Shiv Sena leaders, except Uddhav Thackeray’s PA Milind Narvekar, when Mr. Fadnavis arrived at Shivaji Park to pay tribute to the founder of the Maharashtrian party. Earlier in the day, Mr. Fadnavis had tweeted a video containing some of the late Sena patriarch’s rousing speeches, and had added his voice-over as a tribute. The Sena and the BJP contested the October Assembly polls together and won 161 seats between them, before the Uddhav Thackeray-led party’s insistence on equal sharing of the chief ministerial tenure led to acrimony and stalemate in government formation. Following weeks of bitter political drama, the Sena is currently in the process of forming a non-BJP government with support from Congress and Nationalist Congress Party.last_img read more

Central excise slaps Rs 1.15 cr service tax notice on Yuvraj

first_imgCentral excise department has slapped a notice on cricketer Yuvraj Singh of Kings XI Punjab franchise seeking payment of service tax to the tune of Rs 1.15 crore raised on his income from two seasons of IPL and endorsements.Yuvraj’s tax consultant, while refuting the claims of tax authorities, put the onus on IPL franchise KPH Dream, which owns Kings XI Punjab, for the payment of service tax for availing the cricketer’s services in promotional activities during the IPL matches.”We have served notice on Yuvraj Singh asking him to pay service tax amounting to Rs 1.15 crore on money he earned from two IPL seasons and doing endorsements,” a senior official of the Central excise department, Chandigarh region, said.Serving the notice by including the income of Yuvraj under ‘Business Auxiliary Services’ head, the department has assessed the service tax amounting to Rs 96.44 lakh from playing two seasons of IPL and Rs 19.53 lakh from participating in TV show Dus Ka Dum and engaging in promotional activities for two agencies – Cornerstone Sports and Rhiti Sports.Central excise department has calculated an income of Rs 8.51 crore from IPL matches, Rs 99.99 lakh from winning Dus Ka Dum show last year and Rs 65.30 lakh from promotional activities for two agencies, as per the notice.The department had already served notices on three other IPL players VRV Singh, Sunny Sohal and Uday Kaul, asking them to pay tax of Rs 11.33 lakh, Rs 4.79 lakh and Rs 4.53 lakh, respectively.The decision to demand tax from cricket players follows the non-disclosure of break-up of earnings by them from IPL matches.advertisement”Players were asked to give the break-up of their earnings from cricket matches and endorsements but they failed to provide us separate figures. Therefore, we have been forced to levy tax on their income, whether it is match fee earned by players from IPL-1 and IPL-II season, after assessing their income on individual basis,” the official said.Terming as unjustified the notice served by tax authorities, Yuvraj’s tax consultant Raman Aggarwal said that the cricketer could not be held responsible for paying service tax for IPL matches.”It was IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab which asked Yuvraj to participate in promotional activities and it was part of the agreement signed between both the parties. The department should ask Kings XI Punjab for payment of service tax,” he said.He said he would be filing a reply to the notice within 10-15 days.Aggarwal asserted that since playing cricket was the core activity for a player while endorsements and promotional activities were incidental or ancillary, there could not be any segregation of money which a player earned from IPL event.He said that according to an agreement between player and franchise, if a player could not participate in promotional activities then his 10 per cent of total fee could be retained by the franchise. “At the most, tax can be calculated on 10 per cent of income rather than on the whole income.”On tax calculated on participating in Dus Ka Dum, Aggarwal said that the department could not hold the money which Yuvraj won from the show as service and, therefore, it can not levy service tax on it.He further said that the two firms were agents of Yuvraj for which he engaged in promotional activities. “Therefore, agents or companies will be paying service tax on it,” he said.In February, the department had asked these players details regarding total payment and a break-up of the money received for playing cricket matches and sponsorships.It also demanded copy of agreements signed by players with their franchise owner, total payment received from franchise owner, service tax registration number, if obtained, details of service tax of paid, copies of service tax returns, if filed, and complete books of accounts and balance sheet.last_img read more

Three Kidnapped Crew Rescued in the Philippines

first_imgzoom Three crew members of the bulk carrier Giang Hai have been rescued by the Philippine government troops during a military operation in Kang Tipayan Island, Tawi-Tawi.Apart from the three seafarers, who were freed on November 10, the troops recovered the body of the fourth crewmember. The men were taken from the bulker on February 19, 2017, while the vessel was sailing some 35 nautical miles west of Doc Can Island in Sulu, Philippines.An unknown number of armed men boarded the Vietnam-registered ship at the time and abducted six of its crew, all of whom were of Vietnamese nationality.ReCAAP Information Sharing Center earlier informed that one seafarer was killed as he tried to escape his captors, while the Philippine troops discovered the body of another crewmember in July 2017.The crew were reportedly taken by Abu Sayyaf, an affiliate to the ISIS Islamic terror group, which turned to kidnappings for ransom last year. The group is known to be extremely violent both in the hostile takeover of vessels and the treatment of the hostages.“Tawi Tawi and the surrounding region is widely known to be the hunting grounds and area of operation for the terrorist group,” Gerry Northwood, COO at MAST, maritime risk management consultancy, earlier told World Maritime News.last_img read more

US giant IFF to buy Israels Frutarom for 7 bn

Explore further © 2018 AFP International Flavors & Fragrances said Monday it agreed to buy Israel’s Frutarom for more than seven billion dollars (5.9 billion euros) in a deal the US giant said would create a world leader. Citation: US giant IFF to buy Israel’s Frutarom for $7 bn (2018, May 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Spotify warns of slower sales growth as New York listing nears “IFF will acquire Frutarom in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion, including the assumption of Frutarom’s net debt,” the New York-based corporation said in a statement.The purchase of Frutarom—whose products are used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries—creates “a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition,” it added.The Times of Israel newspaper said that it would be the second-largest foreign acquisition of an Israeli company, after last year’s $15-billion purchase of Israeli firm Mobileye by Intel.A Frutarom statement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange said that the company expected its 2018 sales to rise to at least $1.6 billion, from $1.36 billion last year.The combined company is expected to have revenue of around $5.3 billion in 2018, according to IFF, which had sales of $3.4 billion in 2017.IFF said the deal represented a premium of 11.6 percent over the last Frutarom share price. read more