Why the Vietnam President’s India Visit Matters for Security Ties

first_imgIn addition to the manifold story lines that have emerged in recent days, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang’s India visit, which kicked off on March 2 and will last till March 4, is a testament to the growing closeness in the bilateral security ties between Hanoi and New Delhi.Quang’s visit comes at a time when momentum for bilateral ties and India’s ties with Southeast Asia in general are at a high level. This is a trip that is coming just a few weeks of the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to India as chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in January, along with the leaders from all the other ASEAN countries.Read it at The Diplomat Related Itemslast_img read more

Centre, State finding new ways to eject foreigners: Himanta Biswa Sarma

first_imgAssam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Centre and the State governments have been discussing new ways to eject foreigners after the “disappointment” with the National Register of Citizens (NRC).The final NRC published on Friday excluded 19,06,657 people from a total of 3.29 crore applicants. The excluded people are not technically foreigners, as they have legal options to challenge their status.“I don’t think this is the final list. There are many more to come,” Mr. Sarma said, adding that efforts were on to explore ways to ferret out more foreigners from the State.Assam’s indigenous people believe there are at 40 lakh foreigners or illegal immigrants in the State. The July 2009 petition in the Supreme Court that triggered the exercise claimed the State had 41 lakh foreigners.Mr. Sarma did not specify the measures being discussed, but one of the ways is believed to push the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to let the allegedly persecuted non-Muslims from India’s neighbourhood – Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan – be absorbed as citizens.The final NRC exclusion list is believed to contain the names of many Hindu Bengali people, the BJP’s vote bank. The party has been unhappy with the final NRC. 19 lakh people left out of Assam’s NRC Final List. What next?Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:5001:50 Watch | Assam’s NRC Final List is outlast_img read more

NLEX to submit trade proposal involving Poy Erram, Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter Monday

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ “As far back as the Asian Games, the Blackwater Elite have been discussing a trade with us involving Poy Erram,” the statement read.The Road Warriors also said that the trade shipping the rookies, which eventually became Desiderio and Tratter, to the Elite for Erram had already been discussed Sunday morning.“Both teams reached an understanding this morning that a trade involving Poy for our first round picks would be a mutually beneficial move for the teams and the players themselves.”ADVERTISEMENT Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao earlier said during the PBA Draft Sunday at Robinson’s Manila that their plan for Desiderio, the No. 4 overall pick, and Tratter, the No. 7 overall pick, is to trade them for a quality big man that will help bolster the roster.“We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we received after picking Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter in the first round,” said the team in a statement Sunday night. “Paul and Abu are exceptional young men and any team would be happy to have them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAccording to the statement, Guiao took Desiderio and Tratter to dinner immediately after the draft to discuss the club’s plans.It was common knowledge that Guiao was impressed with Erram since he handled the big man during the Asian Games in Indonesia in August and the draft handed him the opportunity to bid for Blackwater’s center. MANILA, Philippines—NLEX is set to submit its trade proposal on Monday that will ship rookies Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter to Blackwater for national team center Poy Erram.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Paul Zamar headed to San Miguel Beermen Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

NBA: Channing Frye signs 1-Year $2.4 million deal with Cleveland Cavaliers

first_imgAdvertisementChanning Frye agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Cavaliers, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.Frye was traded to the Lakers just this February, along with Isaiah Thomas, after three seasons with the Cavs between 2016 and 2018. During the first season, he won a championship, the Associated Press reports. He also spent his first run with the Cavs co-hosting the Road Trippin’ podcast with his teammate Richard Jefferson, according to Cavaliers Nation. In total, he’s played for six NBA teams.Free agent Channing Frye has agreed to a one-year, $2.4M deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 14, 2018In 44 games with the Cavaliers last season, Frye put together averages of 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 49.7 percent from the field. Frye only logged 12.4 minutes per contest and only scored in double figures in four games. It seems unlikely he’ll garner a bigger role this season, as he just turned 35 years old.Frye posted a photo of himself in a Cavaliers uniform on Instagram on Saturday and captioned it, “Well I guess this is hello again.” Advertisementlast_img read more

President honours talent at Bollywood-heavy National Awards

first_imgNew Delhi, May 3 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee today presented the 63rd National Awards, including best actor trophy to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, best actress to Kangana Ranaut and Dadasaheb Phalke award to Hindi film veteran Manoj Kumar.78-year-old Kumar, best known for his patriotic films “Purab Aur Paschim”, “Upkar” and “Kranti”, became the 47th recipient of the award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema, which consists of a golden lotus, a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl.The wheelchair-bound actor, who was sporting an orange bandana of Sai Baba, also presented the President with a crystal statue of the deity as he received the honour.Bachchan, accompanied by son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai, wife Jaya and daughter Shweta Nanda to the ceremony, won the award for his delightful performance as a hypochondriac father in Shoojit Sircars family drama “Piku”.He received the Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000. This is the 73-year-old actors fourth National award. He previously won in 1990 (“Agneepath”), 2005 (“Black”) and 2009 (“Paa”).Ranaut, 29, currently engaged in a bitter legal fued with actor Hrithik Roshan, won the award for her double role in Anand L Rais romantic comedy drama “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” of a troublesome wife Tanu and Haryanvi sportsperson Datto.She also received Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000.It is her third trophy at the National Awards, having earlier won best supporting actress for “Fashion” and best actress for “Queen” last year.SS Rajamouli and producers Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni received Swarna Kamal, cash prize and a certificate for their magnum opus “Baahubali”, which was the best feature film this year.advertisementSanjay Leela Bhansalis historical romance “Bajirao Mastani”, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, earned him the best director honour besides the film bagging five more awards.”It is so special. It is the acknowledgment of the government. You are being compared with the best of the nation. And there is a great jury comrpsing of talented people. It means a lot. It is a very proud moment for me. It is a reward for the twenty years of my hard work,” Bhansali told PTI.The award comprises a Swarna Kamal medallion, a cash prize of Rs 2,50,000 and a certificate.Superstar Salman Khan-starrer cross-border drama “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” won the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment.”The film is very special to me. The kind of love that the film has got has made the journey so special. And on top of that to get a National Award is amazing. It makes it all more sweeter,” director Kabir Khan said. PTI JCH PSH BK ZMNlast_img read more

Auto industry leaders meet PMO officials over diesel ban

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) Auto industry leaders today took up the issue of ban on big diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi-NCR with the PMO while seeking a solution on how to replace old polluting vehicles.Representatives of Society of Indian Automobile Industry (SIAM) and heads of automobile companies, including Maruti Suzuki India, Ford India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor met PMO officials, including Principal Secretary to PM,Nripendra Misra. “The primary agenda of the meeting was the ban on diesel cars and SUVs with engine capacity of 2,000cc and above in Delhi-NCR by the Supreme Court and to find a way forward,” an industry source said. When contacted, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R C Bhargava, who was present at the meeting declined to comment. SIAM Secretary General Vishnu Mathur, also present in the meeting, was not available for comments.Another source said while the diesel ban was the top of the agenda, the meeting also discussed as to how government and the auto industry must work together to address pollution due to ageing vehicles.”Fleet replacement and scrapping of old vehicles were also discussed,” the source added.In December last year, the Supreme Court had banned sale of diesel cars and sport utility vehicles with engines of 2,000 cc and above in the wake of rising pollution in the city. It is likely to take up the matter next month.The National Green Tribunal had also imposed a similar ban in Kerala but has been stayed by the state high court.advertisementThe developments led to some automakers reworking their plans and introducing models with petrol options or smaller diesel engines.Earlier this month Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had said the ban on diesel cars and SUVs with engines above 2,000 cc in Delhi-NCR by courts “is not the right way”.Calling it “unfortunate”, he said the government is already taking measures to curb pollution, and the ban has resulted in vehicles with latest technologies not being allowed while old polluting vehicles continue plying on the roads.Earlier, Bhargava had termed the ban as “totally arbitrary”. Stating that cars are universally targeted for causing pollution as they represent “the well-off section of society”, he had reasoned that cars contributed to only around 2 per cent of pollution in the capital.Toyota, which is one of the companies hit hard by the ban, had termed restrictions as the “worst advertisement of India”. Mercedes Benz India had stated that it has put on hold its investments in India in the wake of the diesel ban. PTI MSS RKL BAL MRlast_img read more

TNG Lands Lucrative Gig for Tanker Newbuild

first_imgzoom Croatian tanker owner and operator Tankerska Next Generation (TNG) is planning to take delivery of the first out of two MR2 tankers under construction at South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard today, upon which this vessel will start a three year time charter at approximately USD 17,250 per day, the company said in a release.TNG says this fixture outperforms the model presumptions the company presented earlier this year in the rundown to the company’s IPO in February, and is further solidified by the fact the vessel value is now estimated above its purchase price of USD 36.5 million.“The company is proud of the fact that it has managed to aquire two newbuildings, arrange financing and delivery of the first ship while succeeding to employ her on superior market terms all within a time span of under 3 months from the IPO,” said John Karavanic, Tankerska’s CEO. ”Tankerska Next Generation Inc. will start generating revenues with the new ships ahead of what was laid out in our business plan. The new vessels are recognized as higher quality and have a lower acquisition value than we’d initially planned. This all together can be viewed as a strong tail wind for the business prospect of our young company.”To date, TNG’s fleet consists of five product tankers, three eco designed MR2 tankers, including the one to be delivered today, which are under construction in Korea, and two ice class MR2 tankers at sea, totaling over 250,000 dwt. All the vessels are expected to be fully operational in 2015.last_img read more

Consumer confidence drops in August Report

first_imgNew Delhi: Consumer confidence in India has declined by 3.1 percentage points in August compared to last month, according to the latest India Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI). The index prepared by Thomson Reuters in partnership with Ipsos said that the downward movement in PCSI has been continuous since May 2019, barring a marginal (0.6 percentage point) improvement in July 2019. “Notably, the mood is downbeat across all parameters of PCSI which is driven by the aggregation of the four, weighted, sub-indices,” the report said on Thursday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe sub-indices include jobs, economic expectations, investment and current personal finance conditions, which were down 1.7 percentage points, 3 percentage points, 4.1 percentage points and 3.7 percentage points, respectively. “Urban Indians are feeling less confident about the economy and jobs and further, there is bit of a tightening in personal spending and investments for the future; macro-economic factors (both, global and local) are definitely impacting the mood, making the indicators drop, month on month,” said Parijat Chakraborty, Country Service Line Leader, Public Affairs and Corporate Reputation, Ipsos India. The report said that the survey was carried out through an Ipsos online poll during July 26-August 9 with a sample size of 500 adults.last_img read more

Bill, Melinda Gates unfazed by criticism of wealthy giving

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good.The couple says they’re not fazed by recent blowback against wealthy giving. It’s come in high-profile moments at the World Economic Forum and the shifting political conversation about taxes and socialism.Melinda Gates told The Associated Press that the attacks are about wealth, not philanthropy.The latest criticisms challenge whether their level of wealth is good for society and whether it’s functional to rely on the generosity of the very rich to fix its problems. The couple’s non-profit work relies on the tax-exempt fortune they hand to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.The Gateses have released their annual letter Tuesday reviewing their work and vision.Sally Ho, The Associated Press read more

Marburg virus has killed 244 but fatalities are decreasing UN health agency

Speaking to reporters from Angola – the epicentre of the current outbreak – as well as Geneva, experts at a teleconference on Saturday cautioned against complacency.“In the last week we have seen the average number of cases drop from about 35 per week to 15,” said Dr. Fatoumata Binta T. Diallo, WHO’s representative in Angola. “This is good news, but it doesn’t mean that the outbreak is over.”She warned that the apparent progress could foster careless behaviour. “In past outbreaks, we knew that the perception that the battle has been won had led to people lowering their guard,” she said. “As long as there remains one single case of Marburg virus in Angola, we will not be able to say that the situation is completely under control.”Dr. Diallo credited the regional and international response mobilized by WHO with slowing down the spread of the virus. Experts from Brazil, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Kosovo, have travelled to Uige, the main region hit by the epidemic, while lab work has been done in Canada.At the same time, she praised Angolan health professionals for their ever-increasing role in battling the virus. Dr. Nestor Ndayimiridje, the team leader for Marburg epidemic response in Uige province, said the main difficulty had been trepidation among the local population. “The community is in fear, they have a lot of questions, and we’ve been trying to work with them,” he said.There is currently only one neighbourhood where there remains “some hostility vis-a-vis the technical teams,” he said. Others have come to understand the importance of responding to the outbreak thanks to community groups, provincial authorities, and traditional leaders who have joined forces to help the population better understand the outbreak. Dr. Pierre Formenty, who is also working in Angola, said experts had been able to draw on experience gained during the Ebola outbreak in the DRC a few years ago. One critical lesson involved the behaviour of medical teams in handling dead bodies in front of the relatives concerned. “Within the team, we have sessions in which we are shown how to be more friendly and compassionate with the families and with the patients,” he said.Experts also learned that plastic sheeting is associated with death, so they are using fences in the isolation wards instead. “These fences are 1.50 metres high so that people can come and see what we are doing and see that we are not killing the people,” Dr. Formenty said. “Also we give protective gear and we allow one person per family to come with us in the isolation ward where we have Marburg cases to visit them, talk to them, like any visit.”This “humanizing approach” has prompted a positive response among the local population, he said. He said he had a “a gut feeling that maybe things are going to be better.” read more

Gruelling lean season ahead for areas of Sahel impacted by Boko Haram

“Women displaced by conflict have lost their husbands, walked for days to safety and rely on the support of already-vulnerable communities,” said Denise Brown, WFP Regional Director for West Africa, stressing that “the lean season is upon us, and as local granaries are emptying, women tell of their families going hungry.” The current lean season – when food needs among the most vulnerable are typically at their highest – which coincides with the rainy season and greatest hunger needs, is also sparking extra health risks.According to WFP, the new displacement is being fueled by Boko Haram violence. In the past few days, thousands of people in Niger and Chad have been forced to flee their homes for safety. In Cameroon, the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) has tripled in the past four months, while the number of IDPs in all three countries is nearly equal to that of Nigerian refugees.“No one is untouched by the Boko Haram violence,” said Ms. Brown, adding that “crises involving refugees, displaced people, food and nutrition are converging on the poorest parts of West Africa.”In the first quarter of 2015, WFP provided food to more than 100,000 refugees, returnees, internally displaced and vulnerable people, and treatment to more than 30,000 children. It is also assisting nursing mothers suffering from malnutrition in Cameroon, Niger and Chad. However, due to a lack of funding, less than half the people WFP planned to support have received life-saving assistance. In Cameroon, displaced people and host communities were without food assistance for four months. Only in April was WFP able to provide food assistance, but only to some displaced and with reduced rations.“WFP is ready to scale up its response rapidly to meet growing needs if we have sufficient funding to do so,” said Ms. Brown, warning that “vulnerable communities in dire need of help in these three countries cannot afford to have less than half the support that they so urgently need.” Meanwhile, WFP is concerned about the precarious nutrition situation of new arrivals in countries bordering on northern Nigeria, especially as malnutrition rate has surpassed the 15 percent emergency threshold among children under five and nursing mothers. read more

Mens Hockey No 15 Ohio State gets two wins against No 17

The Ohio State men’s hockey team celebrates a goal from Freddy Gerard in a game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Credit: Ric Kruszynski | Ohio State AthleticsNo. 15 Ohio State (8-3-3, 3-3-0-0 Big Ten) took two crucial conference victories on the road against rival No. 17 Michigan (6-6-2, 2-4-2-1 Big Ten), winning a narrow 3-2 game Friday, then opening up the floodgates with a 5-1 victory Saturday.Major scoring came from some unlikely faces for the Buckeyes. Junior forward Freddy Gerard scored two goals, including the game-winner, in the first matchup. Senior forward Christian Lampasso matched his teammate with a pair of goals in the second game.Game OneThe Wolverines started the game with some early momentum, and found the back of the net first on a shot by senior defenseman Tony Piazza. The shot came from the blue line, but a deflection off an Ohio State player allowed the puck to find its way past redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo.Michigan held its one-goal advantage through the end of the first period, and led 14-9 in shots. But the Buckeyes took only a minute in the second period to even up the score on a shot in front of the goal by Gerard. Sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski found Gerard right in front of sophomore goalie Hayden Lavigne, and Gerard buried the chance, knotting the score at one.Ohio State increased the pressure immediately in the third period, and was rewarded with a power-play goal by junior forward John Wiitala less than 8 minutes into the final frame. Wiitala fired the shot from the point and beat Lavigne top shelf to give the Buckeyes their first lead of the game.Less than a minute later, Gerard scored his second of the night, picking the pocket of sophomore forward Nick Pastujov right in front of Lavigne, and burying the easy chance. The two-goal performance was Gerard’s first career multi-goal game.From there, the Buckeyes played solid defensive hockey and were boosted by great goaltending from Romeo, who had 31 saves on the night. Lavigne had 33 saves for the Wolverines. Michigan freshman forward Josh Norris scored a goal to pad the stats with under 15 seconds to go, but the Buckeyes held on for the victory and grabbed the crucial three points in the standings.Game TwoOhio State won the second game in a more dominant fashion, but the game began relatively even. Lampasso gave the Buckeyes the lead on a slap shot from an off-angle that found its way past sophomore goalie Jack Lafontaine on an assist by junior forward Brendon Kearney.Michigan tied the scoring in the second period on a wrist shot by junior defenseman Joseph Cecconi. Junior forward Cooper Marody and junior forward Brendan Warren earned the assists on the play.From there, Ohio State piled on four unanswered goals, smothering any chance Michigan had to even the series. Laczynski started the trend with a goal less than a minute after Cecconi’s on a pass from behind the net by senior forward Matthew Weis.Weis added another assist, this time on a one-timer by junior forward Mason Jobst on the power play that doubled the lead. Laczynski added the other assist on the play.Laczynski returned the favor, assisting Weis’ goal off the faceoff, giving Ohio State a commanding 4-1 lead. Lampasso added another power play goal right at the end to secure the Buckeyes a massive 5-1 victory over their rivals up north.Romeo played lights out in Game Two, giving up only one goal while making 34 saves, including all 21 Wolverine shots in the third period.Ohio State returns to Columbus for a series against Penn State. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. Friday and 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Pink Star diamond sells for world record €61 million

first_imgA PLUM-SIZED diamond known as the “Pink Star” was auctioned in Geneva Wednesday for €61 million, a world record for a gemstone.David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby’s jewellery division in Europe and the Middle East, brought down the hammer in a Geneva hotel after an intense, five-minute bidding race.Set on a ring, the 59.60-carat pink internally flawless diamond is measures 2.69 by 2.06 centimetres and weighs 11.92 grammes. Pic: Sean Dempsey/PA WireThe winning bidder, a bearded man apparently in his sixties sporting a Jewish skullcap, was pitted in a one-on-race against a telephone competitor.The bidding in Geneva was conducted in Swiss francs, starting at 48 million and working its way upwards million-by-million.There was a long silence as the price reached 67 million Swiss francs, before the in-room bidder came back with the winning 68 million.Commission included, the final price was 76 million francs — the equivalent of €61 million euros. There were up to 150 people in the auction room who erupted into applause as the theme tune from the “Pink Panther” was played as a tongue-in-cheek gesture.The winning bidder declined to identify himself to AFP but confirmed that he had been representing another individual, whose name and location he refused to reveal.The diamond had been estimated at €40 million.© – AFPRead: Sold! Francis Bacon painting sells for $142 million – the most expensive ever >Read: Getting engaged? This pink diamond ring is being auctioned at over €40m >last_img read more

Road deaths have increased by 30 so far this year

first_img Share217 Tweet Email Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 4:39 PM Image: Eamonn Farrell Image: Eamonn Farrell 13,464 Views AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA has issued an appeal to the public to be safe on the roads after initial figures for the year indicate that there’s been a 30% increase in the number of road deaths.Of the 34 people who have lost their lives in fatal road traffic collisions so far this year, 25 have either been a driver or passenger. There’s also been an increase in detections of intoxicated drivers, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their mobile phones.Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau, said today’s figures “affect all parts of the country”.“I call on every road user to play their part to make the roads safer. Think road safety every journey, and do everything you can to make the roads safer for all road users.”Analysis from 2018 reveals that nearly 1 in 3 of vehicular fatalities had no safety belt on at the time of the collision. Early investigations indicate this trend is continuing into 2019.Other factors such as speeding (or inappropriate speed due to weather or road conditions) and intoxicated driving are also significant factors in fatal road collisions, the Gardaí said.An Garda Síochána said that “non-compliance creates risk on the road to all road users”. Short URL Mistakes on the road cause collisions, preventing mistakes prevents collisions. Please note this significant increase in road deaths and Think and be safe every journey.center_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha 77 Comments Mar 7th 2019, 4:39 PM Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year There’s been an increase in detections of drink driving, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their phones. https://jrnl.ie/4528991 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

John Cena set for LIVE with Kelly Michael on July 14th

first_img Google+ John Cena Is Done With The WWE John Cena Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talks about missing wrestling, his childhood, Hobbs and Shaw Now Playing Up Next Cesaro announces that he will make an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Vin Diesel Videos Articles Charlize Theron The Bella Twins to appear on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” airing August 18 Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scenecenter_img Facebook Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded ABC’s “LIVE with Kelly & Michael” passed this along:Just wanted to give you a heads up that WWE’s JOHN CENA stops by tomorrow’s “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” to chat about the film “Trainwreck.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -1:01 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

TCIG completes PreAssessment Training in preparation for its Mutual Evaluation Assessment by

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 24, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Islands has undertaken Pre-Assessment Training in preparation for its Mutual Evaluation Assessment by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in line with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) procedures that requires each country’s money laundering and terrorist financing risks to be assessed.    The mutual evaluations process is the mechanism used to conduct assessments.  The Pre-Assessment Training is a requirement in the mutual evaluation process.The assessment of the effectiveness of the legislative and regulatory infrastructure of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ financial sector has started by the delivery of a Technical Compliance Questionnaire which was received July 20, 2017 and to which the TCI responded on October 17, 2017.    Another desk-based assessment whereby the TCI will have to provide to CFTAF Secretariat responses on the effectiveness of the anti-money laundering and combating of terrorism framework (AML/CFT) will have to be submitted.   This will be followed by a two-week On-site evaluation by a CFATF assessment team early next year which will be followed by the publication of the Mutual Evaluation Report.Around fifty stakeholders and representatives from both the public and private sectors convened for a three-day workshop at the Sands Resort in Providenciales on 18-20th of October 2017.    The workshop facilitated provision of comprehensive information needed for the country to prepare for all the stages of the assessment process.   The training was divided into two sections with the first two days being geared towards the public sector and the last day for the private sector.Announcing the completion of the Pre-Assessment Training, Chair of the lead agency, the Anti-money laundering Committee (AMLC), Attorney General Hon. Rhondalee Braithwaite Knowles OBE said: “National cooperation and coordination are the keys to a successful outcome.   This is major step in the preparation process here in the Turks and Caicos Islands which provides stakeholders with the necessary understanding of the Mutual Evaluation process, particularly the On-site visit.   It will assist the country in being prepared to receive the Assessment Team and create awareness of the demands of the process.”The Hon. Attorney  General also expressed special thanks to CFATF Deputy Executive Director Mr. Carlos Acosta and Legal Advisor Mr. Rommel St. Hill who led the training sessions.   The TCI is also very grateful to the Government of Canada that facilitated the CFATF’s attendance and conduct of this training.For more information on the Mutual Evaluation Assessment process, please contact the TCI Attorney General’s Chamber.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Legislative Assembly passes bill banning Macau casino workers from gaming floors

first_img Melco Resorts launches latest Cyprus recruitment drive The bill will target employees working in a range of positions in Macau casinos including dealers and EGM workers, cleaners, security personnel, cashiers and even some public relations staff. Those workers found to be in a casino outside of work hours would face fines of between MOP$1,000 and MOP$10,000.However, employees would be allowed to enter casinos on the first three days of the Lunar New Year and for work-related activities such as training.One issue yet to be resolved in regards to the bill is how the ban on workers entering casinos outside of work hours will be enforced. There are also some concerns over the bill infringing on the rights of workers, including accessing non-gaming facilities that happen to be located on or alongside a casino floor, such as restaurants or bars. SkyCity sees 900 New Zealand casino workers strike for second straight weekend Load More Macau’s Legislative Assembly has approved a draft bill banning local casino workers from entering Macau casinos outside of working hours.The bill, which will now head to committee for further deliberations and refining of policy details, is aimed at curbing problem gambling among casino employees. It was revealed by the Deputy Director of Macau’s Social Affairs Bureau, Hoi Wa Pou, earlier this year that around 30% of all individuals who ask for assistance in dealing with a gambling problem work in the casino industry. MGM China, Melco Resorts become latest to offer special award to Macau workforce RelatedPostslast_img read more

Exclusive Jessie Reyez Says She Is A Singer First Songwriter Second

first_img Twitter Facebook Jessie Reyez Shares Her Artistic Priorities exclusive-jessie-reyez-says-she-singer-first-songwriter-second Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 10, 2018 – 4:59 pm Jessie Reyez Shares Her Artistic Priorities Exclusive: Jessie Reyez Says She Is A Singer First, Songwriter Second Reyez’s most recent collaboration is represented by two tracks on Eminem’s Aug. 31 album release Kamikaze, duetting on the songs “Nice Guy” and “Good Guy” with a co-write on both. Back in Chicago for Lolla, she has fond memories for the city’s Chance The Rapper and King Louie, both of who helped her rise from unknown status. Nostalgic reflections go back to the multi-cultural streets of Toronto, Canada where she spent most of her childhood, as well as the sense she had growing up of her parents’ native Colombia.”Canada has this really cool way — specifically Toronto —  of encouraging you to wave both flags, if you’ve been born there, like wave your flag and then wave your parent’s flag too and be proud of it,” she reflected. “Some people’s parents listened to the Beatles … but my family is Alquimia, Celia Cruz and Carlos Vives, this old, rich Colombian music. I loved hearing that while I was growing up.” Her expressiveness brings unusual passionate stylings to a blend of R&B and hip-hop that’s distinctively her own and still evolving.”It wasn’t perfect, but it was cool,” was Reyez’s description of her Lolla set, emphasizing that she is “Hella meticulous.” That focus on detail has her questioning the 50-50 balance of being a songwriter as well as a performer, because from her point-of-view, her many successes from songwriting and collaborating have been “like this beautiful byproduct, because it’s not even like I’m focusing on that, but it’s just a default of having so many songs written.” Her desire for even greater focus is leading her toward giving 100 percent to everything she does, but as a rising star she is still growing in experience while transforming. Her 2017 EP Kiddo has given fans a taste of what’s to come under the Jessie Reyez banner, but with so much going for her and going on with her creatively, it seems likely surprises are in store.What So Not’s Round-The-World Journey To His Debut AlbumRead more With heavy-hitter collaborations that include two tracks on Eminem’s album ‘Kamikaze,’ the creative powerhouse with Colombian roots by way of Toronto says her primary focus is as a performer Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 10, 2018 – 4:58 pm The Recording Academy spoke with Jessie Reyez about what’s on her mind, backstage after her performance at Lollapalooza 2018. With many influences and a bicultural background, she insisted on the primacy of performing as a singer, in spite of her growing success and reputation as a songwriter. News last_img read more

Following earthquake significant road damage around Southcentral

first_imgConstruction began immediately to repair the ramp at the intersection of International Airport Road and Minnesota Drive after it collapsed during a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Friday, November 30, 3018 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)For the latest information on road conditions, visit the Department of Transportation’s website. Significant road damage remains following the 7.0 earthquake that struck Southcentral Alaska on Friday.As of Saturday morning, the state Department of Transportation had documented over 40 damaged sites. DOT reports that many aftershocks have continued to cause cracking and settling.DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says there are two areas in particular drivers should be aware of. She points to one area on the Glenn Highway.Cracks in a ramp by Minnesota and International (Photo: Nathaniel Herz – Alaska Public Media, Anchorage)“Because we are having these continuing aftershocks, the Mirror Lake and Thunderbird Falls area, damage is continuing to spread and it’s moving into the driving lanes,” McCarthy said. “We have two detours set up, people can get through, but it is awfully slow.”McCarthy advised drivers to add significant time to their commute if they plan on traveling through those areas.The other area drivers should be especially aware of is the Seward Highway, south of Anchorage. McCarthy said the road is open, but aftershocks are causing rockfall and they are not recommending travel unless it is an absolute necessity.The interchange in Palmer remained shut down as of Saturday morning. There is also a detour in Eagle River to get around the northbound Eagle River bridge.To make matters more complicated, McCarthy said the weather service alerted DOT that poor weather conditions are on the way.“We’re going to get snow, we’re going to get rain, we’re going to get high winds,” McCarthy said. “So this might be a time… just plan on extra time, no matter what.”McCarthy says DOT workers and contractors are working on repairs around the clock, but at this time she did not have a good estimate on when that work will be finished.She also didn’t have an estimate of how much repairs will ultimately cost, but she said it’s safe to say it will be in the millions of dollars.last_img read more

Market week Key factors likely to increase postbudget volatility

first_imgTraders are likely to be risk-averse in the first market session on Monday, February 4, as the stand-in finance minister Piyush Goyal presented feel-good interim budget 2019 provoked some edge-of-the-seat tension because of extreme market volatility.The markets should trade range bound, now that traders have priced in the feel-good factor the budget provided.The corporate world is right in the thick of an earnings season with some key market movers expected to announce their December quarter results during the week.The week is also expecting a key Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy meeting giving the markets cause to be cautious.The benchmark indices ended up on the day of the budget on Friday, after Goyal announced steps to boost consumer spending. However, the indices sharply slid off the day’s highs amid concerns over the confusing fiscal math.After rising 521 points (1.44 per cent) in intra-day trade, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex ended just 213 points or 0.6 per cent higher at 36,778. The index’s upward momentum was helped by stocks in the automobile, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and realty sectors.National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty 50 swung wildly on Friday, February 1, as parliament’s budget session progressed. It hit a high of 10,983 and slumped to the red to touch a low of 10,813 points. Nifty 50 recovered marginally to end in the green closing at 10,893, marking a change of 63 points or 0.58 per cent.Banking stocks that account for a fourth of the index weightage fell sharply amid a spike in government bond yields that hit investor sentiment.Market observers attributed the early rally to the initial euphoria from the slew of announcements. Motilal Oswal, chairman and managing director of Motilal Oswal Financial Services, said that announcements such as the cut in income tax should help corporate earnings growth.Friday’s gainers like Hero Moto Corp and Maruti Suzuki India that rose 7.5 per cent and 5 per cent respectively could consolidate their gains during the week, but traders could expect some profit-taking.The badly battered banking stocks including YES Bank, State Bank of India, and ICICI Bank may remain under further pressure, according to observers.Concerns over extra borrowing could haunt the market through the week as the massive election-year sops begin to weigh on the fiscal balance. However, the market could find traction in the hope of increased consumer spending from the Rs 75,000-crore outlay for farm sector relief and the rebate declared for middle-income earners by freeing incomes up to Rs 5 lakh from the income-tax.Central bank meetingThe RBI Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting later in the week assumes significance after the interim budget contains steps to boost consumption demand. If the central bank cuts repo rates and CRR to ease pressure on banks the market will react positively.EarningsCoal India (Buy Back), IDBI Bank, IRB Infrastructure, Indian Overseas Bank and Exide Industries will be announcing quarterly results on Monday (February 4).Tech Mahindra, GAIL, HPCL, ACC, BHEL, Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, IDFC First Bank, DLF, Apollo Tyres, Tata Global and Dish TV will be announcing their results on February 5.Lupin, Cipla, Siemens, Adani Ports, Adani Power, JSW Steel, and Allahabad Bank, will come out with quarterly results statements on February 6.February 7 will see the December quarter results of Tata Motors, Aurobindo Pharma, Britannia, Adani Enterprises, Coffee Day, Cadila Healthcare, and Arvind and Grasim.Mahindra & Mahindra, NHPC, BPCL, and Engineers India will come out with their results on February 8.FII activityForeign investors have turned net buyers and this will augur well for the market. FIIs have bought about Rs 1,300-crore worth of shares so far, according to reports.last_img read more