October 15

CBC VICEPRESIDENT HEATHER CONWAY ANNOUNCES HER DEPARTURE

first_imgTORONTO, Nov. 5, 2018 – Heather Conway, Executive Vice President of CBC, has announced her departure from the public broadcaster to pursue other opportunities. She will remain in her role until December 7, 2018. About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “Heather has been instrumental in spearheading CBC’s digital transformation on all of our platforms and across all genres, helping us meet our goal of doubling our digital reach, two years ahead of schedule,” said Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada. “She has been passionate about reflecting Canadian diversity in our content, ensuring that it is more distinctly and identifiably Canadian. Twitter “It has been a privilege to serve Canadians and Canadian creators and to lead the incredible public broadcasters who work at CBC.  The experience and the CBC will be with me always, as the CBC always has been and should always be for all of us,” said Heather Conway.“I am thinking about next steps in terms of how I will go about filling this very important position. In the meantime I look forward to continuing to work with Heather and her team over the next month to ensure a smooth transition,” concluded Tait. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

October 12

King Mohamed VI Has Given Significant Impetus To Relations Between Morocco,…

first_imgMarrakech- King Mohammed VI has given significant impetus to relations between Morocco and the African countries as part of South-South cooperation within an encompassing tripartite strategic vision that includes the Kingdom, other North African countries, and African states to achieve promising value-added projects, said Minister-delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida.The Sovereign has also developed a new concept of humanitarian diplomacy that is highly appreciated by the people of Africa, thanks to its positive impact that transcends official diplomacy, the minister said in an statement to MAP during her visit to Addis Ababa which hosts the 22th summit of the African Union (AU) on January 21-31.Recalling the Royal message of August 2013 at the first conference of ambassadors of His Majesty the King, the Minister said that the roadmap of Moroccan diplomacy emphasizes two priorities: economy and Africa. She said Morocco has invested heavily on the continent, noting that the Kingdom  has developed a multi-faceted approach based on political dialogue and strong economic cooperation.Bouaida also highlighted the partnership agreements signed, and the presence of public and private Moroccan organizations in many African countries carrying out projects benefiting the local population in the field of social housing, banking, energy and telecommunicationslast_img read more

October 8

Home Capital posts 111M loss in first earnings report since Buffett life

TORONTO — Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG), the alternative mortgage lender that was on the brink of collapse earlier this year, has reported a loss of $111.1 million in its latest quarter compared with a profit of $66.3 million a year ago.In its first earnings report since famed investor Warren Buffett came to its aid, the Toronto-based company says the loss amounted to $1.73 per share for the quarter that ended June 30 compared to earnings per share of 99 cents a year ago.Home Capital says its bottom line was weighed down by elevated expenses, including $213.6 million pre-tax from its liquidity crisis earlier this year.In April, Ontario’s securities regulator alleged the company had not satisfied its disclosure obligations in a scandal about falsified loan applications, sending its shares on a nosedive that became worse as customers pulled their deposits.The liquidity crisis at Home Capital, which uses its deposits to fund its mortgage lending for borrowers who can’t qualify for loans from the big banks, gave rise to questions about whether it represented bigger problems in Canada’s real estate market.But those concerns diminished as the company took steps to rebuild investor confidence.It secured an emergency loan from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and then an investment and line of credit from Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. The company also appointed a new CEO and settled its case with the Ontario Securities Commission.Its shares have also recovered somewhat, closing at $13.77 on Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange, up from its low this year of $5.85 on May 5.“The company’s business plan and cash flow forecast suggest that the current liquidity and credit facilities are sufficient to support ongoing business for the foreseeable future,” Home Capital said in a news release late Wednesday. “Management has concluded that there is no longer material uncertainty that casts significant doubt as to the ability of the company to continue as a going concern.” read more

October 7

Departing Competition Bureau Commissioner calls for closer look at digital industries

Competition Bureau Commissioner John Pecman has taken on bread price-fixing, the real estate data monopoly, and deceptive ticket practices over his fives years as chief watchdog for consumers, but hopes his successor takes a deeper dive into the digital realm.“The old bricks and mortar still matter, but if you are going to prioritize, the digital side is where one needs to keep focus,” Pecman said in an interview ahead of his last day on the job Wednesday.Earlier this month and nearing the end of his five-year tenure, Pecman announced a review of the practices of Canada’s broadband internet providers that will be left to his successor, whom he left unnamed, to oversee — but he also called for a closer look at future technologies such as wireless high-speed 5G networks.“The whole digital space is going to continue to evolve and will require a lot of attention, both at the policy level as well as at the operations and enforcement level.”His term, which began in June 2013, marked the first time a bureau staffer — he joined the organization in 1984 and rose through the ranks as an investigator, manager and executive — and non-lawyer has held the title.Pecman said that he and his team have been “extremely busy on the investigative front.” He pushed an approach that avoided going to court on every matter, instead hoping to convince corporations to settle.“My first instinct was always to resolve matters outside the courts, having spent too much time before them and knowing how unpredictable and costly that whole process is,” he said. “We can do more because all of our resources aren’t tied up fighting a case.”It was a lesson Pecman learned well, having inherited the Competition Bureau’s long-standing battle with the Toronto Real Estate Board around the board’s practice of blocking members from posting sales data online. The case was launched in 2011, and after several appeals, has yet to wrap up. TREB has said it will take its challenge to the Supreme Court of Canada, leaving the status of the current ruling in limbo.That length of time between a case starting and concluding is “troubling,” Pecman said, because when such matters stretch on for so long, they can start losing their relevance.The seven years of appeals and legal wrangling mean Canada’s online real estate market has been chilled for almost a decade while it thrives elsewhere, he said.That drawn out battle is something Pecman hopes his bureau can avoid in its latest high-profile case, the alleged industry-wide bread price-fixing scandal that was uncovered when Loblaw came forward and implicated itself as well as competitors Walmart, Sobeys, Metro and Giant Tiger. That investigation is ongoing and Loblaw’s rival grocers vehemently deny their involvement.The confessions of Loblaws and parent company George Weston Ltd, which also owns the Weston Foods bakery, gave them immunity from potential price-fixing penalties that could include fines of up to $25 million and imprisonment for up to 14 years or both.The Competition Bureau’s controversial immunity program has been instrumental in uncovering price-fixing schemes that might not otherwise come to light, but it has also been criticized for allowing offenders to get away with crimes.Pecman argues the program is necessary because price-fixing is so difficult to catch. He said Canada’s whistleblower policies are also similar to those used by over 150 competition authorities around the world and are “the number one tool to detect, investigate and prosecute cartels.”He said companies that do get immunity through the policy still suffer because their reputation and brand often take a hit, and sometimes they face legal action. In the Loblaw case, Pecman said he knows of at least eight “private actions,” or lawsuits filed against it.Another closely watched consumer issue he leaves behind is a case that alleges Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. used a deceptive practice known as drip pricing that saw customers pay sometimes more than 65 per cent above the advertised price. Ticketmaster has denied the allegations in a series of spirited letter sent to the bureau and the Competition Tribunal, a quasi-judicial body. Case hearings aren’t scheduled until October 2019.The case could be precedent-setting and could pave the way for the bureau to take on other ticket sellers, but Pecman said that decision will be left up to his successor.“That person” will, however, have to take on the bureau’s investigation into Postmedia and Torstar’s November deal to swap dozens of publications and close many of them. The bureau previously alleged that the companies engaged in “anti-competitive conduct contrary to the conspiracy provision.”Regardless of how it and the other outstanding cases end, Pecman said he believes he leaves the bureau in a state that is more open, transparent and collaborative in its work.As for his legacy, he would like to be known for changing the bureau from being perceived as “a walled-off organization that just wanted to stick to its knitting and conduct its investigations in its offices” to one that takes a community approach to working with the business and legal community to ensure the economy is effective and competitive. read more

October 6

UNICEF set to aid children trapped aboard alleged slave ship off Africa

Fred Eckhard told a press briefing that the centre had been established in Cotonou, in collaboration with the Government of Benin and local non-governmental organizations.”All UNICEF offices in the area are on alert and UNICEF has got the agreement of the Government of Equatorial Guinea to allow the boat to dock should it come ashore in that country,” the spokesman said.An unknown number of children are reported to be aboard the vessel, which left Benin two weeks ago.

October 6

Resolution expands participation of Holy See in UN

The Holy See became a Permanent Observer State at the United Nations in April 1964, and has since taken active part in all Assembly sessions. Today’s resolution institutionalizes new rights – including the “right of reply,” which allows delegates to respond to speeches made during debates – permanently.In adopting the resolution the Assembly said it is, “Desirous of contributing to the appropriate participation of the Holy See in the work of the General Assembly in the context of the revitalization of the work of the Assembly.”An annex to the resolution sets out the Holy See’s new privileges, including the right to participate in the Assembly’s general debate, which annually attracts national leaders from across the globe.”Without prejudice to the priority of Member States, the Holy See shall have the right of inscription on the list of speakers under agenda items at any plenary meeting of the General Assembly, after the last Member State inscribed on the list,” the resolution says.The Holy See, which in the past disseminated its views through press releases, will now have the right to “its communications relating to the sessions and work of all international conferences convened under the auspices of the General Assembly issued and circulated directly, and without intermediary, as official documents of those conferences.”Other technical changes include the right to raise a “point of order,” a procedural technique used during committee meetings, and the right to co-sponsor draft resolutions and decisions that make reference to the Holy See.With the adoption of the resolution, the Holy See will now be seated in conference rooms after Member States and before the other observers. read more

October 2

Ebola UN health agency requests exit screening of travellers leaving affected countries

“Doctors, nurses and other health workers must be allowed to carry out their life-saving humanitarian work free of threat of violence and insecurity,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan in a statement issued a day before World Humanitarian Day 2014.Threats and harassment of health workers in West African countries have also been a worrying element of the Ebola virus disease outbreak, WHO said. “These professionals are taking personal risks to provide critical medical care, but have been threatened, shunned and stigmatized.”Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has scheduled to meet with his Senior Coordinator on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Dr. David Nabarro arriving from Geneva. He is scheduled to speak to reporters at UN Headquarters tomorrow afternoon.As the number of cases reported by WHO as of 13 August reached 2,127 in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, with a total of 1,145 deaths, the UN health agency today issued another update on travel and transport. “Affected countries are requested to conduct exit screening of all persons at international airports, seaports and major land crossings, for unexplained febrile illness consistent with potential Ebola infection,” the update said.“Any person with an illness consistent with EVD should not be allowed to travel unless the travel is part of an appropriate medical evacuation. There should be no international travel of Ebola contacts or cases, unless the travel is part of an appropriate medical evacuation.”WHO repeated that it “does not recommend any ban on international travel or trade, in accordance with advice from the WHO Ebola Emergency Committee,” adding that the risk of a traveller becoming infected with the Ebola virus during a visit to the affected countries and developing disease after returning is very low.The health agency said in order to support the global efforts to contain the spread of the disease and provide a coordinated international response for the travel and tourism sector, the heads of WHO, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Airports Council International (ACI), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) decided to activate a Travel and Transport Task Force to monitor the situation and provide timely information to the travel and tourism sector as well as to travellers.The current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact.The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel is low. Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not spread by breathing air (and the airborne particles it contains) from an infected person. Transmission requires direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other body fluids of infected living or dead persons or animals, all unlikely exposures for the average traveller. WHO also appealed for countries to provide their citizens traveling to Ebola-affected countries with accurate and relevant information on the Ebola outbreak and measures to reduce the risk of exposure.On tomorrow’s World Humanitarian Day, celebrated every 19 August, in addition to the Ebola-affected countries, WHO will draw attention to the continued trend of attacks on health-care workers, hospitals, clinics and ambulances in Syria, Gaza, Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and other areas. read more

October 2

Ohio State mens hockey set for home series against NebraskaOmaha

OSU senior forward Darik Angell (10) advances the puck during a game against Miami (OH) on Oct. 17. at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 5-1.Credit: Michael Griggs / For The LanternFitting with the nature of their position, defensemen on the Ohio State men’s hockey team don’t have much margin for error. The Buckeyes have six spots in the lineup for defensemen and eight healthy blue liners vying to claim them.This weekend, the Buckeyes (2-3-1) will play the winners of their weekly position battle during their home series against the University of Nebraska-Omaha.But while the depth on the blue line has been a blessing for the OSU coaching staff, it’s posed a challenge for those working to crack the lineup.OSU senior defenseman Al McLean was the latest to realize that when he was made a healthy scratch for last Saturday’s game against Canisius College.McLean, who would have played his 100th collegiate game on Saturday, was replaced by freshman defenseman Victor Björkung, who, at the time, had played only two collegiate games.The swap made clear that while the Buckeyes return seven defensemen, nobody’s spot in the lineup is guaranteed.“At this level, everybody’s competitive,” McLean said. “Nobody takes a backseat knowing they’re going to play each weekend no matter what happens in practice.”The decision to scratch McLean was performance-based, but also an indication of the team’s positional depth, OSU associate coach Brett Larson said.“There’s a lot of competition back there,” Larson said. “You’re always trying to balance playing your (veterans) with developing your young guys.”On-ice infractions have complicated OSU’s search for a balance through the first three series of the season.The team issued one-game sanctions to senior defenseman Justin DaSilva and junior defenseman Sam Jardine after their game misconducts during the Buckeyes’ loss to Miami University on Oct. 17. Sophomore defenseman Josh Healey, however, was not benched following his ejection from OSU’s loss to Providence on Oct. 11.“Obviously every hit is reviewable because sometimes you agree with the (referee) and sometimes you don’t,” Larson said.Through the early part of the season, sophomore forward Nick Schilkey said he’s noticed a slight increase in the stringency of officiating.“It’s kind of weird,” Schilkey said of the increase in match penalties. “Beforehand we thought it was just us … then you watch other games and it’s happening there, too.”An NCAA official visited OSU during the preseason to clarify the legality of hits, but it’s a concept that’s often situational, Schilkey said.McLean said he believes the frequency of misconducts will diminish over time. “Usually you’ll see more calls like that at the beginning of the year,” McLean said. “Everybody on our team’s a smart hockey player, they’ll all adjust as they have to.”Making that adjustment may be a tough task against the University of Nebraska-Omaha (4-1-1, 2-0-0). The Mavericks, under the direction of coach Dean Blais, operate on a foundation of physicality and competitiveness, Larson said.“They’re not an extremely detailed team as far as their systems, but they play with a lot of heart and a lot of energy,” Larson said. “We’re going to have to be the same way.”The University of Nebraska-Omaha is coming off a win and tie against Cornell University last weekend.Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Schottenstein Center.Loose Pucks-Junior defensemen Craig Dalrymple and Blake Doerring participated in Wednesday’s practice and are day-to-day with upper-body injuries, Larson said.-OSU coach Steve Rohlik was on recruiting assignment during Wednesday’s practice and media availability.-Rohlik spent three years as a coach with the Mavericks. read more

September 22

FA Goppingen win in Granollers – Benfica beat MT Melsungen

← Previous Story THIRD MANDATE: Sead Hasanefendic interim coach of VfL Gummersbach Next Story → Amanda Kurtovic and Marit Malm Frafjord to CSM Bucharest! The German team Frisch Auf Goppingen qualified directly for the EHF Cup Final 4 as the first team of Group B and host of the event. Team coached by Swedish Magnus Andersson won easily in Spanish Granollers 35:27 to secure fifth win and top spot.The second German team who qualified for the quarter-final – Fuchse Berlin had no troubles to outplay Slovenian Ribnica 38:30.Group A:Fuchse Berlin – Ribnica 38:30GOG – Saint Raphael 28:32STANDINGS:Fuchse Berlin 10Saint Raphael 6GOG 4Ribnica 0Group B:FC Porto – Midtjylland 33:25Fraikin BM Granollers – FA Goppingen 27:35STANDINGS:FA Goppingen 10Fraikin BM Granollers 4FC Porto 4Midtjylland 2Group C:Maccabi – Tatabanya 20:24SC Magdeburg – KIF Kolding Kobenhavn 36:24STANDINGS:SC Magdeburg 9Tatabanya 8KIF Kolding Kobenhavn 3Maccabi 0Group D:Benfica – MT Melsungen 26:24Cocks – Helvetia Anaitasuna 28:33STANDINGS:Benfica 8MT Melsungen 6Helvetia Anaitasuna 6Cocks 0 read more

September 21

Will Steve Ballmer show off a Windows 8 tablet at CES 2011

first_imgAt last year’s CES, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer‘s keynote was pretty smug as he unveiled HP‘s Slate tablet: he seemed to think that the Windows 7 boasting tablet was going to pull the rug out of the still unannounced iPad.In hindsight, what a LOL. Windows 7 simply isn’t a touch-based OS, while iOS is. Windows 7 is a no-go as a tablet OS from the get-go, let alone the basis for an iPad-killer.Time for take two. According to the New York Times, Microsoft intends to headline this year’s CES with yet another showcase of slate PCs… all of which will debut during Steve Ballmer’s CES keynote. There will be at least two tablets. One is a Samsung tablet which is described as “similar in size and shape to the Apple iPad, although it is not as thin. It also includes a unique and slick keyboard that slides out from below for easy typing.” This sounds like the Gloria.As for the Dell, nothing is known, short of Windows 7. My guess is it’s a variation of their Streak line of tablets.Either way, yes, tablets can run Windows 7, but even that might be up in the air… according to the NYT, it’s possible Ballmer will debut these tablets running not Windows 7, but Windows 8. Now that would be something that might turn attention away from the iPad for a change.Read more at New York Timeslast_img read more

September 20

Microsoft classé parmi les 110 entreprises les plus éthiques

first_imgMicrosoft classé parmi les 110 entreprises les plus éthiquesLe géant américain figure pour la première fois dans le classement des 110 entreprises les plus éthiques au monde, réalisé par l’Ethisphere Institute. Microsoft devance enfin Apple et Google, mais pas vraiment au classement du nombre de smartphones vendus avec son système d’exploitation. La firme de Bill Gates apparaît pour la première fois dans la liste des 110 entreprises les plus éthiques de la planète établie par l’Ethisphere Institute. Microsoft rejoint ainsi Adobe, Cisco, eBay ou Salesforce.com dans ce classement, où on ne trouve au contraire pas la trace de Google, Facebook ou Apple. Ethisphere Institute a ainsi examiné plus de 3.000 candidatures d’entreprises en se basant sur l’examen de leur code éthique, l’historique des litiges et infractions réglementaires, les investissements dans l’innovation et des pratiques commerciales durables ou encore les évaluations faites par les cadres, les fournisseurs, les clients et les pairs. Microsoft avait fait d’énormes efforts après les procès antitrusts dont il avait fait l’objet, avec notamment la mise en place de dons aux associations et d’investissements dans les programmes de développement économique. Une politique qui a donc bien payé et séduit l’Ethisphere Institute.  Le 17 mars 2011 à 14:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 19

Sunday thankyou tea at Covington House

first_imgVANCOUVER – A new chapter in the history of a Vancouver landmark that dates back to 1848 will be noted Sunday at the Historic Covington House, 4201 Main St.The renovated pioneer cabin will be the site of a 4 p.m. thank-you tea to mark a new digital resource as well as a new organizational identity.As part of a Clark College project, four women have created a website (CovingtonHouse.org) that provides an online link for the facility. Allison Powell, Heather Dias, Jennifer Avens and Erika Schmidt will be special guests at the event.The facility is being operated by a new group, the Covington House Heritage Society. Previously, it was operated and maintained by the Vancouver Women’s Club. The name was changed earlier this year to reflect the group’s sole mission of preserving the structure and to draw wider participation, from men as well as women.Richard and Anne Covington originally built the cabin in what now is the Orchards area of Vancouver. It was disassembled and moved to its present location next to Kiggins Bowl about 90 years ago.last_img read more

September 19

Seattle lawsuit Realtor developer conspired to inflate home prices

first_imgSEATTLE — A lawsuit filed in Seattle contends that a local developer and prominent real estate agency conspired to prey on Chinese nationals and inflate luxury home prices.The Seattle Times reported Thursday that two plaintiffs who bought adjacent newly built homes in Kirkland allege that their broker at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty was actually working on behalf of the builder selling the homes.Jie “Gabby” Jiao and couple Maoqi Zhang and Wei Fan hired Realogics Sotheby’s broker Connie Blumenthal to buy their first homes in the United States in spring 2015.The suit says the buyers were told multiple offers had been made for the houses and were told to bid over $2 million each. The lawsuit claims Jiao was so dissatisfied with the home’s condition that she sold it for a loss. The other buyer’s home is assessed at about $745,000 less than they paid.Realogics and Blumenthal call the claims “baseless.”last_img read more

September 18

Hierro reveals he was offered a Spain contract extension

first_imgFormer Spain manager Fernando Hierro, revealed that he was offered a contract extension until Qatar 2022 but he ended up rejecting it.The whole deal with Spain and Fernando Hierro during the 2018 World Cup in Russia was nothing short of surreal, he took the hot seat right after Julen Lopetegui got sacked and attempted to right the ship during the competition with little luck.Despite the evident poor performance by the Spanish national team during the competition after getting eliminated by the tournament hosts, Fernando Hierro revealed that he even got offered a contract extension to continue managing the squad until the next World Cup.The former manager recently offered an interview to ‘O11CE Metros’ magazine, where he revealed several details of his whole experience and also how the whole new contract offer took place.“I just turned 50 years old and I have never seen anything like it in my life, to live a situation of such magnitude just three days before the start of a World Cup,” said Hierro in a fragment of the interview picked up by Mundo Derpotivo.“My commitment and honesty took me to take the job as the manager. I understood that I had to do it then, my conscience is clear.”“I actually had a contract until the Qatar World Cup and I still think that the best solution was to step aside, for me and everyone else.”“I decided that I needed to give a chance to the younger generation. We have amazing players and manager, which is the case of Luis Enrique, who is a wonderful national team manager.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I knew that the level of commitment was as high as anyone could imagine, but I needed to step up in a situation as complex as that one.”“I would like to thank the commitment from all the players and everything else, is just football, something you can’t really control,” he added.🇪🇸 Fernando Hierro, en la revista oficial de @afefutbol:➡️ “En mi vida había visto una situación parecida a la del Mundial, pero lo volvería a intentar”👇🏽 La entrevista íntegra https://t.co/hctDAuZgkI— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) December 24, 2018last_img read more

September 18

Solskjaer confident De Gea Martial will sign new deals at

first_imgCaretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that both David de Gea and Anthony Martial will commit their futures to Manchester UnitedThe Red Devils received a welcome boost this week after 22-year-old midfield star Scott McTominay signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford until June 2023.Now United will undoubtedly be hoping for similar success with De Gea and Martial shortly after activating clauses in their existing deals that will keep them at the club until the end of next season.De Gea has developed into one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers at United following his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011, but talks over a new deal haven’t progressed since the start of this season.Meanwhile, French striker Martial is in a similar situation to that of De Gea’s and has given very little away in the last few months over his contract situation.Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Ashley Young also face uncertain futures at United with their contracts to expire this summer.“I think the club’s making progress,” said Solskjaer, according to FourFourTwo.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But I leave that to the right people to do that.“I don’t really know how far we are [from agreements], I’m away from it, but hopefully we can have some good news in the coming weeks.”Another player who’s United future is in doubt is centre-back Eric Bailly, who has been restricted to just 10 appearances this season.The Ivory Coast international’s struggles for regular game time at Old Trafford has seen being linked with a shock move to Arsenal, who United will take on this Friday in a FA Cup fourth-round match.“I’m not surprised if they do [want him], to put it that way, but that’s just one of those things,” said Solskjaer of Arsenal’s alleged interest in Bailly.“There’s always speculation and it’s not a big surprise.”last_img read more

September 17

Iago Aspas out for the next 4 to 5 weeks at

first_imgCelta Vigo have announced that Iago Aspas will be sidelined for the next month with a leg injuryThe Spanish forward was withdrawn in Celta’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona last week in the second half at Camp Nou.Now Celta have announced Aspas has suffered a breakage of the fibers in the internal calf of his right leg after tests were undertaken.“The ultrasound completed by the medical services of Celta on forward Iago Aspas confirm the initial diagnosis and revealed he suffered a breakage of fibers in the inner calf of his right leg,” read a statement on the club website.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“The withdrawal period will be four to five weeks.”Aspas will definitely miss Celta’s first three games of 2019 against Athletic Bilbao, Rayo Vallecano and Valencia.Although the 31-year-old could be available for the game against Real Valladolid on January 27 depending on his recovery.Aspas is the fourth highest scorer in La Liga this season with 10 goals in 17 games.last_img read more

September 15

2 in custody after SUV slams into NW MiamiDade Family Dollar

first_imgPolice apprehended the driver and passenger of an SUV after the vehicle crashed into a store in Northwest Miami-Dade.The crash took place Sunday morning at the Family Dollar on Northwest 46th Street and 27th Avenue, Sunday morning.7News cameras captured Miami-Dade Police officers taking the driver and passenger of the GMC Envoy into custody and putting them in a cruiser.The SUV was later towed from the scene.It remains unclear what caused the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 6

Mahbubnagar Projects brimming with water lift Independence Day

first_imgMahbubnagar: The 73rd Independence Day celebrations have been held on a grand note across the erstwhile Mahbubnagar district on Thursday. In Mahbubnagar district, District Collector Ronald Rose and Superintendent of Police Rema Rajeswari hoisted the flag at the Police Parade Ground and extended their greetings to people on the occasion. Mahbubnagar MLA and Minister Srinivas Goud, MP Manne Srinivas Reddy and others participated in the programme. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Later, the Minister distributed commendation certificates to police officers and meritorious staff of various departments who had exhibited exemplary performance and served the people. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said, “After the formation of Telangana this is the 6th Independence Day is celebrated and in the last six years, we have observed drastic changes with regard to development in all fields like education, health, agriculture, irrigation, welfare, employment and infrastructure across the State. Particularly in Mahbubnagar, we have witnessed the greatest success of completion of pending projects and the launching of Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation project. Once this is completed, the face of Mahbubnagar will be completely changed.” Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us SP Rema Rajeshwari also hoisted the tricolour and greeted the people and informed that the police were working round-the-clock to ensure peace and law and order in the district. In Wanaparthy, Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy hoisted the national flag at the Polytechnic College Grounds and later, distributed certificates to officials who had rendered exemplary services. On the occasion, the Minister also distributed cheques and vehicles to beneficiaries under the State government’s self-employment scheme. Wanaparthy Collector Swetha Mohanty and SP Apoorva Rao also attended the programme. In Gadwal district, Collector Shashank hoisted the flag and greeted the people. Later, he visited the exhibition organised by schoolchildren and took part in the cultural programme. Earlier, the Collector hoisted the flag upside down. However, after realising the mistake, the flag was retrieved and hoisted properly again. Advertise With Us In Nagarkurnool, District Collector E Sridhar hoisted the national flag and greeted the people of the district on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Collector enumerated various developmental activities taken up in the district and said that in a short span of three years of the formation of the district, Nagarkurnool district has been a growth track in all sectors. In Narayanpet, District Collector S Venkat Rao after hoisting the national flag recollected the sacrifices of great leaders who had fought for the country’s independence. However, he said that even after 73 years of Independence, the country was still behind in eradicating poverty and illiteracy. Narayanpet SP Chetana and other local leaders participated in the programme.last_img read more

September 5

7yearold Kerala students made to stand in scorching heat for 3 hours

first_img[Representational image]Creative Commons.Two 7-year-old students in a school in Ernakulam, Kerala were made to stand in the scorching heat for three hours as a punishment for not paying their monthly fees. In addition to this, they were not allowed to write their examinations.The incident occurred in the Settlement School in Aluva, Ernakulam on Wednesday, March 27, reports The News Minute. The students did not pay Rs 990 for the month of March.Unfortunately, the school did not take the soaring temperatures into account, nor did they pay any heed to the medical condition of the one student who suffered from a nervous condition and had problems in his eye as well. Their punishment ended at 12 noon. Sariga, the mother of the boys who was punished, said that the school did warn them of dire consequences if the fees weren’t paid. She went on to tell TNM that she did not expect the authorities to take such an action against 7-year-old children.The distraught mother said that she initially thought the only punishment meted out to her son was not being allowed to write the exam. She said that only later on, her son went on to reveal what exactly happened. She contacted the school teacher and was told that the punishment was ordered by the principal of the institution.”We could not meet the principal on Wednesday. By the time we came with the panchayat representatives to the school, she had left. We then talked to management authorities, but they talked very rudely to us,” Sariga was quoted as saying by TNM.The Kerala State Human Resources Commission issued a suo motu case against the school on Thursday. In addition to this, the Commission’s Chairman, Justice Antony Dominic, asked the District Collector and Deputy Director of Education for a full report on the issue within three weeks.A case has been filed by parents at the Aluva West police station against the school principal under Section 75 (punishment for cruelty to child) of Juvenile Justice Act. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/1:14Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Dozens Of Indian Schoolgirls Beaten After Fighting Off Sexual Harasserslast_img read more