Maharashtra placed under President’s Rule

first_imgPresident Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday approved a proclamation imposing President’s Rule in Maharashtra, following a recommendation from Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.The Assembly will be kept under suspended animation.Mr. Koshyari’s decision comes a day after he invited the third largest party in the Assembly, the NCP, to explore the possibility of forming a government in the State.Cabinet meetsSoon after the Governor’s report was sent, the Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met and approved a recommendation to the President to issue a proclamation under Article 356(1) of the Constitution, a senior Home Ministry official said.The Cabinet assembled at the Prime Minister’s residence minutes before he was to fly to Brazil to attend the BRICS summit.In his report to the President, Mr. Koshyari said a situation had arisen in which it was impossible to constitute or form a stable government in the State, and the government could not be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.There was no mention of horse-trading or unfair practices in the report.Also Read Shiv Sena’s petition in SC calls Governor’s actions arbitrary and malafide  “The Governor has, therefore, recommended that the present Assembly be kept in suspended animation for the present and the President of India is requested to take such action/decision as appropriate,” the MHA official said.The Union Cabinet considered the report of the Governor and has approved making a recommendation to President to issue a Proclamation under article 356(1) of the Constitution imposing President’s rule in relation to the State of Maharashtra and keeping the State Legislative Assembly under suspended animation,” the official said. Maharashtra | Governor’s decision followed NCP’s letter Maharashtra | BJP decides to keep doors open for Sena  The official added that the Governor was satisfied that the “Government of the State of Maharashtra cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution” and “left with no other alternatives, he is constrained to send his report under the provisions of Article 356 of the constitution.”Article 356 pertains to provisions in case of failure of constitutional machinery in State under which the President may by a proclamation “assume to himself all or any of the functions of the Government of the State and all or any of the powers vested in or exercisable by the Governor or any body or authority in the State other than the legislature of the State.” The proclamation is issued for a maximum period of six months and can be revoked anytime,” said the official.Mr. Kovind was attending a function in Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab when the Governor sent in his report. He signed the proclamation upon his return from Punjab on later in the afternoon.Also Read   “The Governor of Maharashtra made a recommendation to the President that he made attempts to explore the possibility of formation of government by having appropriate communications with all the political parties who could have formed the government in alliance with other political parties. Unfortunately his attempts to do so have failed so far. Keeping in view the situation, circumstances and ground realities, the Governor is satisfied that the situation has arisen in the State of Maharashtra in which it is impossible to constitute and/or form a stable government in the State,” the official said quoting Mr Koshyari’s report.The Assembly election results were announced on October 25. After the BJP-Shiv Sena declined to form a government in alliance and the Shiv Sena could not get letters of support from the NCP and the Congress, Mr. Koshyari asked the National Congress Party (NCP) to stake claim to form government in by 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday. However, hours before the deadline was to end, Mr. Koshyari sent in the report recommending Central rule. An official said the report was sent as the NCP sought time till 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday.Also Readlast_img read more

IT’S A REPEAT Facebook to add topicality to the newsfeed

first_imgFacebook, the popular social media site is reportedly updating its newsfeed feature to ensure that users do not miss the desirable stories of their friends. The update aims to display the right content at the right time thereby adding more topicality to the service being offered.As per the report the news was confirmed in Facebook’s blog post which noted “We have heard feedback that there are some instances where a post from a friend or a Page you are connected to is only interesting at a specific moment, for example when you are both watching the same sports game, or talking about the season premiere of a popular TV show. This means that posts that receive likes, comments and shares faster will be posted higher in the news feed.”So far Facebook has been keeping a track n the number of likes or comments on a particular post but as a part of update it will also monitor the time of the activity and trending topics to make the news feed more interesting.last_img read more

David Moyes appointment a leap of faith by West Ham United owners

first_imgDavid Moyes begins his new job as West Ham United manager intent on reviving his floundering career by resuscitating a club mired in relegation trouble.Many observers view the 54-year-old former Everton manager as fortunate to get another chance to prove himself after being sacked from his past three jobs at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland, who were relegated from the Premier League last season after losing 26 of his 38 games in charge.It was his demeanour and his record that was held against him and Moyes appeared to get his excuses in early by predicting Sunderland faced a difficult season after their second game.I would like to welcome David to West Ham United” – Joint-Chairman David Sullivan West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 7, 2017But the Black Cats’ current plight — they are bottom of the second-tier Championship — suggests their problems are more structural and West Ham’s owners have looked beyond that unhappy spell in charge to appoint a highly experienced coach who knows he may not get another chance if West Ham fail to stay up.British newspapers reported that Moyes’ case has been pushed by West Ham’s director of player recruitment, Tony Henry, who worked with the Scot at Everton where he forged his reputation as a manager capable enough in his 11 years in charge to attract Manchester United when Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.A banner declaring Moyes “The Chosen One” did him no favours during an insipid season in charge at Old Trafford and his subsequent spell at Real Sociedad also ended in disappointment, with the Spanish Liga club flirting with relegation.advertisementNow he faces a similar fight at West Ham, with little in Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool – Slaven Bilic’s final game in charge – to offer immediate hope of a revival.West Ham United can confirm the appointment of David Moyes as the Clubs manager. West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 7, 2017RELEGATION ZONEEverton’s 3-2 comeback win over Watford on Sunday dropped West Ham into 18th place, with nine points from 11 games.But the malaise goes deeper than results, with the Hammers appearing an unhappy club struggling with the legacy of leaving Upton Park for the London Stadium at the start of last season, a move that many supporters blame for their present troubles.While Bilic lost one of his 17 games in charge at the old ground, West Ham have been beaten 11 times in 24 matches in their new home.West Ham striker Andy Carroll criticised fans for leaving early on Saturday and Moyes will face a major job galvanising the club’s traditionally raucous support if they are to avoid their first releagation since 2011.Like Crystal Palace, who earlier this term turned to another seasoned manager in 70-year-old Roy Hodgson, the Hammers believe Moyes has the Premier League nous to turn their fortunes around.The Scot, who has also been touted as a possible manager of his national team, signalled his intention to return to the Premier League at the weekend when he first became linked with the West Ham post.”For me to get back in it means another manager is going to have to lose their job and I wouldn’t wish that on anybody,” he said on beIN Sports.”He (Bilic) must be hating it and wanting to get a result as soon as he can. So if it becomes available, yes, but at the moment it’s not available.””I would like to say how proud I am to have been given the opportunity to manage West Ham United Football Club.” West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 6, 2017Asked if he might be managing again after the forthcoming international break, he added: “I really don’t know. I hope so.”Now he has his chance with a team who have underperformed, with many observers questioning the wisdom of their close season transfer dealings as they paid top prices for ageing players, the 24 million pounds ($31.48 million) paid to Stoke City for 28-year-old Marko Arnautovic being a prime example.No more transfer dealings can be done until the window opens in January so Moyes must work with what he has until then. Both manager and team need to learn how to win again, which makes his appointment an intriguing leap of faith by the owners.last_img read more

9 months ago​Leicester linked with Bristol City midfielder Brownhill

first_img​Leicester linked with Bristol City midfielder Brownhillby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are being linked with Josh Brownhill from Bristol City.The 23-year-old midfielder is wanted by two other Premier League clubs – Bournemouth and Brighton.According to the Mercury, he is seen as someone who could add a bit of energy and quality to the Leicester midfield.And he has been the standout player for Bristol in the Championship, netting three goals and laying off two assists for the team who are in seventh place.He does have a deal until 2021, which means Bristol will ask for a sizeable fee, especially if they have to lose him midseason. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

G-G Says Priority Must be Placed on Rescuing Misguided Males

first_imgAccording to the Governor-General, boys are consistently sliding into a state of underachievement and underperformance, which he believes has led to the chronic problem of at-risk young men in society.In that regard, he called for more Jamaicans to join the fight to rescue “our boys” through mentorship.“Our boys need mentoring to stand and take their rightful place in society. There is so much attention focused on helping our young ladies, and you see that it is paying off vastly with the number graduating from high school, with the number graduating from university, taking their places in society. We see on the other hand, some of our young men falling back into the gutter, and so I ask that all of us together, bring all our young people forward to take their place, as we mentor them to be successful leaders in the future,” the Governor-General emphasised.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), presents an award to Justice of the Peace and Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Gordfrey Dyer, at the Inaugural Custos Awards banquet, hosted by Custos of St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in St. James, on Saturday (April 27). Speaking at the inaugural Custos Awards banquet, hosted by Custos of St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in St. James, on April 27, the Governor-General said for a long time now, “we have allowed so called boy behaviour to enjoy a level of adult permissiveness, which for a number of reasons, contributes to male adolescent indiscipline and a sense of entitlement.” Story Highlights “Many times, such adolescent males, without helpful guided intelligent restraint, grow into men with a deficient sense of responsibility in important areas of their lives,” he said. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says priority must be given to rescuing misguided males in the Jamaican society. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says priority must be given to rescuing misguided males in the Jamaican society.Speaking at the inaugural Custos Awards banquet, hosted by Custos of St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in St. James, on April 27, the Governor-General said for a long time now, “we have allowed so called boy behaviour to enjoy a level of adult permissiveness, which for a number of reasons, contributes to male adolescent indiscipline and a sense of entitlement.”“Many times, such adolescent males, without helpful guided intelligent restraint, grow into men with a deficient sense of responsibility in important areas of their lives,” he said.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen speaks at the Inaugural Custos Awards banquet, hosted by Custos of St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in St. James, on Saturday (April 27). He added that keen focus should be placed on how children, in particular boys, are nurtured, and called on Justices of the Peace to play a critical role in positively influencing the lives of the nation’s youth.Thirty one Justices of the Peace were honoured for their excellence in service at the ceremony.last_img read more

Government Supports Sustainable Transportation in Yarmouth

first_imgGovernment will help fund an extension of the Maud Lewis Trail and the installation of a crossing light to promote active living in Yarmouth. Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced today, Aug. 22, that the project will receive funding from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2. “The Maud Lewis trail is an important part of our community,” said Mr. Churchill. “The extension of the trail, along with the installation of a pedestrian crossing light on Parade Street, will help create more accessible connection points for our residents.” The project will be cost-shared with the Town of Yarmouth, with $60,000 from the province and $121,000 from the town. “The existing trail will extend to the Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School and the Broad Brook Wetland Park,” said Mayor Pam Mood. “This trail is used by residents to access key areas in the community. We are looking forward to enhancing this busy trail.” Connect2 aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometers or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province. More projects will be announced in the coming weeks and all will be completed by March 10, 2017. For more information, visit read more

Former Pak president Zardaris daughter alleges manhandling on her visit to meet

first_imgIslamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari’s daughter has alleged manhandling by police when she went to meet him in hospital, saying that she was not allowed to meet her father who was sent back to jail despite being seriously ill, according to a media report. Zardari, 64, was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from Adiala Jail for medical checkup on Thursday after his son Bilawal Bhutto blamed the Imran Khan government of denying him medical facilities in the prison. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US However, Zardari, who is also the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman, was shifted back to the jail. Aseefa, during a press conference on Friday, said that the health condition of her father required him to stay in hospital for further tests and treatment, the Dawn newspaper reported. Three of his arteries are completely blocked. He is suffering from severe spinal issues and other ailments, she said. “Denial of medical right is denial of human rights and justice. It is political victimisation, she said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Aseefa later tweeted that she went to see her father with a court order but hospital doors were locked and no patients were allowed in or out, the report said. Finally managed to enter only to find police blocking stairs and elevators. Waited for my father at the elevators when police decided to form a chain to stop me for seeing him. Stopped, Pushed, manhandled by police, she tweeted. Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who accompanied Aseefa to the hospital, said “If something happened to Mr. Zardari, then we will hold the selected government accountable. Zardari’s son Bilawal Bhutto, who visited his father and paternal aunt Faryal Talpur earlier this week in the jail, accused the government of “attempting to kill” Zardari by denying him medical facilities in the prison. Zardari, husband of the country’s first woman prime minister Benazir Bhutto, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a corruption case on July 1. He was shifted to Adiala jail earlier this month. According to NAB, Zardari is being investigated for his alleged involvement in extending loans and other misappropriation by Parthenon Private Limited, Park Lane Estate Private Limited and others. The 11th president of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013 has denied any link with the fake accounts. He has said the allegation was part of a vilification campaign by Imran Khan-led ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party to malign the Opposition leaders.last_img read more

Kinew to respect chiefs process before final decision on AFN national chief

first_imgAPTN National NewsWab Kinew says he’s contemplating a run for the role of national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.With the AFN in limbo after Shawn Atleo’s resignation, he says he still wants to “respect the process” the chiefs must go through before he makes a final confirmation on running.last_img

Tow truck operators rally in Niagara to shed light on mental

Jeff Mckillop was 31years old when he took his own life last week. His friends say he had struggled with depression for years.On Wednesday more than 200 tow truck drivers came out to show support for Jeff and to raise awareness about the dangers of mental health issues. They travelled down the QEW from Hamilton to Vineland.His friends say that you’d never know Jeff was struggling. He always had a smile on his face, and was quick to help anyone in need. Jeff’s friends know he would have loved this show of support. read more

UN refugee agency closes its office in Uzbekistan after Government ultimatum

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Tashkent, the capital, has agreed and will be allowed under an alternative arrangement to continue providing basic care and assistance to some 1,800 refugees, most of whom are Afghans, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva today.In March the government said UNHCR, which last year helped to relocate more than 400 Uzbeks fleeing violence in their homeland, had fully implemented its tasks and there were no evident reasons for its further presence in Uzbekistan. “UNHCR expressed regret over the decision as our work in the country was ongoing and many refugees continued to depend on assistance from us,” Ms Pagonis said. “But we only work in a country by invitation and in support of the government. So in those exceptional situations where we are asked to leave, we leave.”UNDP will now assist with voluntary repatriation and resettlement for those refugees in Uzbekistan for whom alternative solutions have already been arranged and for those who still need solutions.UNHCR opened its office in Uzbekistan in 1993 to support its operations during the 1992-93 civil war in neighbouring Tajikistan and in northern Afghanistan. Last July, it assisted in the evacuation to Romania of 439 Uzbeks who had fled to neighbouring Kyrgyzstan after violence in the eastern city of Andijan may have claimed hundreds of lives. At the time the agency said it was very concerned that other Uzbeks detained by the Kyrgyz authorities not be returned to their homeland, where UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has said returnees “may face an imminent risk of grave human rights violations, including torture and extra-judicial and summary executions.” read more

TSX up New York stock markets end mixed as investors digest corporate

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rose slightly Monday, as gold stocks provided some lift to offset declines in the energy sector.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up by 11.53 points at 14,596.52, while the Canadian dollar saw an uptick of 0.09 of a cent to 76.16 cents US.Oil prices finished below US$50 a barrel for the first time in a week as the November crude contract lost 41 cents at US$49.94 per barrel.Canadian markets strategist Craig Fehr said he expects volatility to continue in the oil market as global supply continues to sway back and forth.“We can see oil prices bounce around the mid US$40 to US$50 range for a while longer,” said Fehr, who works at Edward Jones in St. Louis.Prices will likely see some stabilization after the 14-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets officially in November.Last month, OPEC informally agreed to a preliminary accord to limit oil production as a way to deal with a global supply glut.In corporate news, telecom giant Rogers Communications unexpectedly announced the departure of its president and chief executive, Guy Laurence. He will be replaced by former Telus CEO Joe Natale after less than three years on the job. Shares in Rogers dipped slightly, down 13 cents, or 0.24 per cent, to $54.21 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.In the U.S., investors also took in the beginning of a heavy corporate earnings week, as the Dow Jones industrial average lost 51.98 points at 18,086.40 and the S&P 500 faded 6.48 points to 2,126.50. The Nasdaq composite dipped 14.34 points to 5,199.82.About 80 of the companies in the S&P 500 are due to report their quarterly earnings this week from a variety of sectors including retail and banking.As has become the pattern in recent quarters, financial analysts have forecast earnings to be down overall from a year ago, largely due to the downbeat energy sector.“Attention is being turned to the corporate earnings landscape,” said Fehr. “It can provide a little bit of optimism. There’s been encouraging signs with the early results from U.S. banks.”Bank of America said its third-quarter profits rose nearly 6 per cent from a year earlier, helped by strong results in investment banking and trading. The stock gained four cents, or 0.25 per cent, to US$16.05.In other commodities, the December gold contract added $1.10 to US$1,256.60 an ounce, November natural gas fell four cents to US$3.24 per mmBTU and December copper contracts were unchanged at US$2.11 a pound.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. TSX up, New York stock markets end mixed as investors digest corporate earnings by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 17, 2016 9:22 am MDT Last Updated Oct 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Rhein Neckar Lowen defeated in Zagreb

With IFK Kristianstad win over PICK Szeged and RK PPD Zagreb first season triumph in EHF Champions League Preliminary Round, against Rhein Neckar Lowen 30:26 (17:13) last night at Arena Zagreb, the race for the last TOP 16 ticket became more interesting.The Croatian champions showed the best performance in current season to easily beat German champions.PPD ZAGREB – RHEIN NECKAR LÖWEN 30:26 (17:13)PPD ZAGREB: Skok 4 saves, Kastelic 5 saves; Ž. Marković 2, Mrakovčić, Lučin, Kontrec 1, Vori, D. Marković, Horvat 8 (5), Šušnja 3, J. Valčić 3, T. Valčić, Ravnić 1, Hrstić 3, Vuglač 4, Bičanić 5. Trener Zlatko Saračević.RHEIN NECKAR LÖWEN: Appelgren 1 save, Palicka 6 saves; Schmid 4, Sigurdsson 9 (3), Radivojević, Baena 1, Tollbring, Mensah 2, Pekeler 4, Groetzki 1, Trost, Reinkind 3, Taleski 2, Guardiola , Petersson. Trener Nikolaj Jacobsen. ← Previous Story DRAW WITH RUSSIA: Norway win Mobelringen Cup 2017 Next Story → Men’s EHF Cup 2017/2018 Groups decided read more

Tetris theme played on the Ocarina of Time

first_imgSome things just go great together; like peanut butter and jelly for example, or brats and mustard, or how about and Tetris and the Legend of Zelda?Wait a moment. Let’s review that last pairing again.YouTube contributor Oliver Taylor recently spent his holiday becoming very proficient at playing the ocarina, the mystical musical instrument from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, on the Nintendo 64. In one of his latest video offerings, Oliver showed off his mad ocarina skills that he picked up during vacation by playing the easily recognizable theme to Tetris.AdChoices广告Sure the whole Tetris/Zelda crossover may not exactly make sense, but there is something definitely pleasing about Oliver’s performance while also being eerie and haunting at the same time.Might I suggest for you next tune Oliver something a little more upbeat. How about the theme to Metal Gear Solid?via The Daily What.last_img read more

Fujitsu teases Tegra 3 quadcore phone with ICS and 46inch display

first_imgFujitsu’s gearing up for MWC 2012, and they’re offering up a brief glimpse of what they’ll have on display in Barcelona. The as-yet-unnamed phone is a Tegra 3 beast, packing four 1.5GHz cores and a few other Fujitsu hallmarks.When Fujitsu announced their Western smartphone and tablet market ambitions, they said that only premium devices would make the cut. This anonymous handset seems to qualify, with that Tegra 3 chip complimented nicely by a 4.6-inch display and a 13.1 megapixel rear camera. Like a number of their other phones, this new model features water and dust resistance and a biometric sensor for added security.And in contrast to the latest offerings from OEMs with an established Western presence like Motorola, Samsung, HTC, and Sony, Fujitsu is actually pre-loading Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s also mention of a “long-life battery,” but its actual capacity isn’t mentioned. LTE and WiMAX capabilities are also noted. That’s all the specifics they’re giving for now, and the tiny image to the right is the only one that Fujitsu has put on display.On a related note, the manufacturers that will be showing off their latest and greatest at MWC 2012 continue to have trouble “keeping it in their pants.” Fujitsu is the latest offender, but they’re certainly not alone — Acer, HTC, and LG have all been posting images and specs in the recent weeks. Building anticipation by letting users see your new hardware is one way to go about things, but what’s wrong with a little mystery, fellas? I’m starting to get the feeling that by the time the show opens on the 27th there won’t be many surprises left.More at Akihabara Newslast_img read more

University staff members begin strike action

first_imgGreek Academics have called a two day strike for today and tomorrow in support of administrative employees of Greek universities, as the administrative staff members entered their fourth week of mobilization with a new five-day strike. The unrest in Greek tertiary institutions is due to the implementation of the controversial mobility scheme, which will affect more than 1,300 administrative staff members in tertiary institutions by temporarily losing their jobs before possible relocation or sacking.The Chairperson of the Chancellors Council of Greece and Chancellor of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Yiannis Milopoulos requested the Ministry of Education to suspend the Common Ministerial Decision application in relation to the layoffs of administrative staff members, in order for both parties to find an acceptable and consistent methodology regarding administrative employees evaluation process, otherwise, “This will be a tough winter for education,” he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Erythrée des traces dun nouvel Homo ergaster

first_imgErythrée : des traces d’un nouvel Homo ergasterDes restes fossiles d’un Homo ergaster, un hominidé vieux d’un million d’années, viennent d’être retrouvés en Erythrée.Des fossiles du crâne d’un Homo ergaster ont été retrouvés dans la vallée de l’Afar, en Erythrée. Les paléontologues d’une équipe composée d’Italiens, de Français et d’Erythréens indiquent que ces restes fossilisés sont vieux d’environ un million d’années. L’Homo ergaster est probablement l’ancêtre de l’Homo erectus et en serait donc sa branche d’origine africaine.Sciences et Avenir rapporte que c’est dans la même région qu’en 1995, des fouilles avaient déjà permis de trouver des restes d’Homo ergaster. Elles avaient aussi dévoilé des fossiles d’éléphants, de rhinocéros, d’antilopes, de buffles et d’hippopotames, ce qui avait permis d’affirmer avec certitude que cette zone était autrefois d’un climat tropical et humide.Le 17 janvier 2011 à 15:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Van Dijk eyeing legendary status at Anfield

first_imgVirgil van Dijk feels Liverpool have the quality to achieve great things on the pitch and further suggested he aims to be a club legend.The Dutch skipper has racked up 54 appearances and two goals for the Reds since he joined from Southampton in January 2018.Van Dijk has helped stabilise the Reds defence with the club boasting the best defensive record with 14 clean sheets and the least number of goals conceded so far this season.Asked by BBC’s Football Daily podcast how he’d like to be remembered by those fans in the future, Van Dijk replied: “That’s a difficult question, but maybe as a legend of Liverpool.“At the moment, that’s something that comes to my mind. I want to achieve great things, amazing things, here. We have a fantastic squad, we have everything, we have all the tools, but obviously, we have to do it.“For us, we have a team in the league that is pretty good as well [Manchester City] that are doing fantastic. We’re matching them at the moment and we will see what happens.“I just want to give everything for this club. They went all out to get me and I want to give everything for them and hopefully make sure we achieve great things.Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.“Before I started training [with the club], I went to the game against Leicester [in December 2017]. I was in the boardroom and met so many legends, great players who played for a beautiful club.”Before I signed my contract, I was 15 or 16 and working as a dishwasher in a Breda restaurant.”An in-depth interview on the life of Virgil van Dijk:— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 21, 2019“When you play for this club, you’ll always be welcome as you’ve been part of the family. It’s one of the reasons I definitely wanted to play for the club.”The Reds will send out a message to Man City if they beat arch-rivals Manchester United to secure the top spot on Sunday.last_img read more

Queen Tina Turner Neil Diamond Among GRAMMY Salute TV Special Honorees

first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 13, 2017 – 6:34 pm Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award News Emmylou Harris, the Meters, John Williams, and more will also be honored at the third annual awards and tribute concert to air as part of the “Great Performances” series on PBSNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 12, 2018 – 7:22 am The Recording Academy has unveiled plans to honor its 2018 class of Special Merit Awards recipients with the upcoming “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” television special. The third annual awards ceremony and tribute concert will take place in Los Angeles at Dolby Theatre on July 14, and is set to be broadcast as part of the “Great Performances” series on PBS. Twitter Facebook The Academy’s Special Merit Awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical GRAMMY Award, all of which recognize music’s most impactful creators and innovators. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. Trustees Award recipients include Bill Graham, Seymour Stein and John Williams.The Technical GRAMMY Award is being presented to Tony Agnello and Richard Factor while the 2018 Music Educator Award recipient is Melissa Salguero.”GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” will feature rare performances by select honorees and never-seen renditions of their discographies performed by those they’ve inspired. GRAMMY-nominated industry icon Greg Phillinganes will serve as musical director, and scheduled appearances include GRAMMY winner Herb Alpert, who will honor Blaine, and GRAMMY nominee Micky Dolenz, who will be honoring Diamond. GRAMMY winner Sammy Hagar will pay tribute to Graham, while GRAMMY nominee Ledisi who will salute Jordan. GRAMMY winner Trisha Yearwood will pay tribute to Harris.Presenters for the evening include actress Angela Bassett and GRAMMY winner Henry Rollins.The special will be produced by the Recording Academy in partnership with Thirteen Productions and is set to air on PBS later this year. In addition to the tribute concert, guests will enjoy never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the honorees’ contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage.”We are thrilled to once again partner with Thirteen Productions and PBS to bring our ‘GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends’ awards show and tribute concert to life at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We look forward to celebrating the tremendous contributions of our Special Merit Awards recipients and honoring their outstanding accomplishments.”Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. Tickets for the event will be on sale via Ticketmaster beginning June 12.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Queen, Tina Turner, Neil Diamond Among “GRAMMY Salute …” TV Special Honorees Email Inside “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” TV Special queen-tina-turner-neil-diamond-among-grammy-salute-tv-special-honoreeslast_img read more

House Speaker questions administrations analysis of oil gas tax changes

first_imgDownload AudioAs Alaska’s Legislature digs through Governor Bill Walker’s budget proposal, a prime focus is the overhaul Walker put forward for oil and gas taxes.  By reducing tax credits and increasing minimum production taxes, Walker aims to shave $500 million  off the state’s massive budget shortfall.House members question whether Walker’s administration has done enough analysis of the oil and gas tax changes – as well as other tax increases Walker has proposed.Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, a Nikiski Republican, says it’s important for legislators to study economic models showing how the changes will affect the state.“They were told basically they have no modeling – or that they were working on modelling” Chenault said. “Well, it’s hard to, it’s hard to put together a tax bill if you don’t have modeling.”The state didn’t conduct statistical modeling before Walker proposed the tax changes.State Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck says officials focused on the fact that the state is committed to paying oil and gas companies more in tax credits than it has to spend.But state officials did talk with oil and gas company executives about which tax credits were most effective.“We’re really looking at kind of a multilevel process. One is, you know, which credits didn’t necessarily work the way they were intended. Either they didn’t get used or really the return on the credits weren’t all that we had hoped that they would be. And secondly, you know, which credits worked really well, and may have accomplished their purpose. And then, of course, the remaining is the credits that are still seen as critical moving forward.”Speaker Chenault is not convinced. He says the fate of Walker’s proposed tax increases depend on the information that the House receives.“How those come out – which ones pass or not I can’t tell you until we at least hear them, understand them, make sure the administration understands the consequences of the actions that we take as far as public policy for the state of Alaska — and that’s going to take time.”More information will be available next week on the economic effects of the tax changes, Hoffbeck said.last_img read more

PCJSS activist gunned down

first_imgAn activist of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (JSS) was shot to death by miscreants at Biharpara in Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati on Wednesday evening, reports UNB.The deceased is Shanta Chakma.Naniarchar police station officer-in-charge Abdul Latif said a gang of miscreants opened fire on Shanta around 7:15pm while he was going to a local bazaar from his house, leaving him critically injured.He was taken to Naniarchar upazila health complex where physicians declared him dead.Shanta might have been killed over political conflict, said locals.last_img read more