Arellano gets PVL bronze, turns back Adamson

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Arellano turned to Regine Arocha and Andrea Marzan, who combined for 33 points.Arocha, the conference’s 2nd Best Outside Spiker, delivered 19 points built on 16 kills while Marzan added 14, including the game-sealing block on Bernadette Flora.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFlora was solid for the Lady Falcons with 26 points.Adamson, which lost its top player Jema Galanza to an ankle injury in the elimination round, wrapped up its campaign with a four-game losing skid after a 6-0 start. Jaja Santiago fittingly named PVL MVP LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano bucked the absence of Jovielyn Prado to claim third place with a 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 31-29 win over Adamson in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs completed a sweep of the Lady Falcons with Prado sidelined reportedly due to a sore right knee.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View commentslast_img read more

Micromax launches Canvas Nitro A310 at Rs 12,990

first_imgMicromax on Monday announced Canvas Nitro A310, a mainstream phone that is supposed to compete against the new Motorola Moto G and Asus Zenfone 5. The Nitro A310 will be exclusively available at Snapdeal.com, a e-retailer, at a price of Rs 12,990.The device is powered by an octa-core processor running at 1.7GHz. It has 2GB RAM, 8BG Internal storage, support for microSD card, 5-inch display with 720P resolution, Android KitKat 4.4, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, support for two SIM cards and 2500 mAh battery. The device sports a back cover that has leather-like finish.”Inspired by specific needs of consumers, Canvas Nitro is yet another product from the Micromax to democratize technology with amalgamation of superior technology, great design and seamless usability. Our partnership with Snapdeal further simplifies the process for millions of new-age Indian consumers who prefer to shop online to get Canvas Nitro with just a few clicks,” said Vineet Taneja, CEO of Micromax.last_img read more

From Ball Boy to Starring in ISL, Aniket Jadhav Living the Dream at Jamshedpur FC

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. It was not long ago that a 14-year-old Aniket Jadhav was passing balls to the likes of Pritam Kotal and Lenny Rodrigues in the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune. Six seasons later, Aniket is readying himself to face them in his first season of the ISL with Jamshedpur FC.On Tuesday, the Kolhapur-born youngster who shot to fame after he was selected for India’s 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup team, made his dream debut in the ISL when he started for Jamshedpur FC against Odisha FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur. “To be honest, I was very excited to join the Jamshedpur FC team for my first ISL season. I am looking forward to the season,” said the 19-year-old, who, after the U-17 World Cup, followed his development in the I-League with Indian Arrows.Opening up on why he chose Jamshedpur FC, Aniket said, “When I was young, I used to follow the likes of Subrata Paul and Steven Dias (assistant coach at Jamshedpur FC). I actually used to be a ball-boy for the Indian Super League during the first two seasons in the games at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune. I spoke to five-six senior players before signing for Jamshedpur and all spoke highly of the facilities and the team culture here.”Played a role as ball boy for @IndSuperLeague season-1,-2 2013-14, 2014-15 back then,and dreamt of playing @IndSuperLeague one day. Now here I’m playing for @jamshedpurfc . Always grateful for everything, believe in yourself and your dreams they do come true. pic.twitter.com/GcCMhCZfxb— Aniket Jadhav official (@aniketjadhav09) October 21, 2019 Aniket spent a good three months training at English club Blackburn Rovers during the close season, gaining invaluable experience, which he plans on putting to use in the upcoming season.”It was a good exposure trip for me. I learnt a lot as a professional football player. There was so much knowledge to soak in from the coaches and the players at Blackburn Rovers. Surely, I would be able to put my learnings to use in this ISL,” said Aniket, who was snapped up by Jamshedpur FC the previous season before being loaned out to Arrows once again.Finally the wait has come to an end for this tournament which commences from today onwards. i would like to thank @Rovers for sending me good wishes on this tournament. keep supporting and sending love as these prayers and wishes mean alot to me, thank you once again!! #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/KL1Mn811sk— Aniket Jadhav official (@aniketjadhav09) October 22, 2019 Aniket surely knew that the road to become the first name on the team sheet ahead of the likes of seasoned campaigner CK Vineeth and India international Farukh Choudhary is tough, he surely has worked his way up.Now, after an hour of the taste of the thrill that ISL provides, he will be baying for more.(With inputs from ISL) atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 23, 2019, 3:28 PM ISTlast_img read more

Late game blunder puts damper on Thirdy Ravena’s stellar shooting night

first_imgView comments With Ateneo leading Adamson 75-68 with less than half a minute left, Ravena made the mistake of putting some help defense on Lenda Douanga on the baseline and thus leaving Jerrick Ahanmisi wide open for the late three that cut the Blue Eagles’ lead to four, 75-71, with around 21 seconds left.For some, defending a person underneath is the more sensible option but what Ravena did was directly against what Baldwin instructed the Blue Eagles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“Ahanmisi’s play at the end was, honestly, what kept them alive in the game,” said Ravena in Filipino after Ateneo’s 80-74 win over the Soaring Falcons Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Coach Tab actually communicated that to us, the exact same play, yet I didn’t follow it because I thought he [Simon Camacho] was going to pass it to Douanga in the baseline so I helped and left Jerrick open.” MOST READ Becoming his own man Ravena finished the game with 23 points, his highest this season, four rebounds, and five assists but that defensive breakdown in the final moments earned him bench time.Just a few seconds after Ahanmisi’s field goal, Ravena was subbed out for Mike Nieto and he received some verbal lashing from Baldwin.“The game should’ve been over, but he made the shot and that gave them a chance to take the win,” said Ravena. “Personally this is a terrible feeling because I let my team down.”“I let my team down, I didn’t listen to coach and it’s my fault. It’s something to improve on.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Thirdy Ravena had his best offensive game of the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament but a late-game blunder completely erased what he had done in the eyes of head coach Tab Baldwin.ADVERTISEMENT Controversy-hit Rockets beat Raptors in Japan NBA preseason game Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerslast_img read more

Neymar to miss PSG opener after registration delay: Report

first_imgWorld record signing Neymar will not be able to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain in Saturday’s Ligue 1 opener after the French club failed to register the Brazilian’s transfer in time.PSG missed a midnight deadline for a transfer certificate to be submitted to France’s professional football league (LFP) from Spain’s football authorities, sports daily L’Equipe and other local media reported.Neither PSG nor the LFP were immediately available to comment.PSG doubled the world record for a transfer fee this week when they agreed to pay 222 million euros ($261.32 million) to lure the 25-year-old forward from Barcelona on a five-year contract.Neymar said on Friday he hoped to take part in Saturday’s opening league match against newly-promoted Amiens at Parc des Princes stadium in the French capital.The paperwork delay means Neymar’s first game in PSG colours is now likely to be in next weekend’s fixture away at Guingamp in Brittany, followed by a possible home debut against Toulouse a week later.last_img read more

Australia way behind India now: Brad Hogg to India Today

first_imgIndia are on their quest to become the No. 1 side in the world in all three formats and will step onto pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad to take a step forward towards that.The three-match T20I series is locked at 1-1 at the moment and Australian spinner Brad Hogg has been impressed  by the show on display so far.”It is turning out to be great series, especially the T20Is. Australia weren’t that flash early on in the series especially in the one-dayers,” he said in an exclusive chat with India Today’s Boria Majumdar.But he isn’t yet ready to compare this Indian team to the one he played for in the early 2000s.”I am not going to compare the Australian team of the past to the Indian team now or the Australian team now. I think that is very unfair”, he said.He feels the current Australian side is way behind their Indian counterpart. India, he says, has set the bar at the current moment and he credits India’s captain, Virat Kohli for the rise.”What I like about this team is that they have a captain who leads from the front. He has got standards that he expects all of his players to uphold. And if he doesn’t uphold his standards  he is letting his team down. He is leading from the front in that aspect. they want to set the bar at a very high level like the Australian wanted to raise the bar,” he said.advertisementWATCH VIDEOSomeone else who has impressed the Chinaman is Kuldeep Yadav, who he mentored whilst at Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.He decoded Kuldeep’s art, as he himself knows a thing or two about it.”To put it simply, he bowls a ball and spins it both ways.  That is where his strength is. Where his weakness is been quickening the ball up when he is under pressure. When he needs to speed it up, his action sort of deteriorates, ie. he blocks himself off,” he explained.  “He needs to straighten himself slightly, he needs to get a bit stronger in the hips, moving forward. he is only 22, he has a great foundation, so his variation is strength, but being able to change his pace is probably his weakness. That is what Australia have found  out in the particular tournament  and they exposed that in the last game,” he added.last_img read more

Kontron: KISS Rackmount PC in compact 1U format for compute-intensive automation applications

first_imgKontron presents the KISS 1U Short V3 CFL Rackmount PC, a particularly compact member of the KISS product family for demanding industrial applications. The robust and space-saving 1U industrial computer features a powerful configuration and almost noiseless operation. This makes it particularly suitable for use in industrial automation, process control, high-end image processing and for SCADA/MES applications as well as in operator-related areas such as process control and the medical environment.Its powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor with Intel C246 Express chipset, as well as the modular design in a 44-millimeter-high and 350-millimeter-deep 1U chassis, make the new, space-saving short version of the KISS (“Kontron Industrial Silent Server”) a reliable, scalable solution. Thanks to removable drives and various expansion slots, the system can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. The innovative thermal concept enables 24/7 operation in a temperature range of up to 50°C.The KISS product family meets the high requirements in extreme environments: Thanks to the effective cooling concept, the rackmount system can operate in a temperature range from 0°C to plus 50°C during continuous operation. The storage elements can even withstand temperatures from – 20 to plus 70°C. Even a humidity of 10 to 93 percent does not affect function. Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is over 50,000 hours, which corresponds to almost six years of continuous operation.The new KISS 1U Short V3 CFL runs Windows 10 LTSB or Ubuntu Linux and has two USB 2.0 interfaces on the front, four USB 3.0 interfaces on the rear, two Gigabit LAN ports and a DVI-D port. Thanks to RAID support, 3.5-inch SATA removable drives and various expansion slots such as M.2 2280 or a PCIe x16 low profile, the system can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements.Kontron offers 19-inch-computer chassis developed and manufactured in-house that allow KISS systems to be easily integrated into existing rack environments. This clearly demonstrates an advantage in quality when compared to standard housings from Asia: higher sheet thickness prevents distortion and improves stability. The material used is long-term EMC stable, preserving the guaranteed EMC properties even in high humidity and high temperatures during continuous operation.The system allows tool-free access for expansions, eliminating the need for time-consuming screwing, making maintenance easier and faster. Customer-specific adaptations such as individual front covers can also be implemented quickly and cost-effectively for small and medium quantities thanks to the modular concept, usually without additional non-recurring engineering costs (NRE).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous MEMXPRO: PCIe PT33 SSD series to upgrade industrial control systemsNext DATA MODUL: new digital signage concept for Eastern Europelast_img read more

Manuel Neuer goes on holiday after Germany crash out of World Cup 2018

first_imgJune 27, 2018 will go down as a ‘dark day’ in Germany’s footballing history. They lost their last group game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup 2-0 against South Korea. They subsequently crashed out of the World Cup for the first time of the group stage of the tournament for the first time in their history.”It’s a dark day for German football,” Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had said after the match.A week has passed since, the World has moved on and Neuer is trying too. He is currently on a holiday, trying to get over the loss in the World Cup.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”Ups and downs are normal in sports. Hard to believe that our holidays have already started…Missing the FIFA World Cup,” he posted on Instagram with photos of him on a holiday.There had been some worrying signs, though, in the buildup to the tournament. Germany failed to keep clean sheets in its last five friendly games before the tournament, even losing to Austria 2-1 in early June.Fans, media slam biggest disgrace in German World Cup historyIn Russia, the Germans got off to a terrible start with a 1-0 loss to Mexico, and their campaign ended on an even more bitter note after a stoppage-time winner from Toni Kroos against Sweden gave the false impression they had finally kick-started their tournament.German coach shocked after World Cup 2018 eliminationWhatever the reasons, the truth is that Germany never played as a team in Russia and the loss to South Korea marked the end of a glorious era. Aside from Kroos’ flash of brilliance, Loew’s players lacked team spirit and intensity.advertisementMissed opportunities will haunt me, says German star HummelsThey looked sluggish and most of the time deprived of ideas. Even worse, they were incapable of a strong reaction when they were told Sweden had taken the lead against Mexico in the group other match, meaning they needed to score a goal to qualify.”You have to say we do not deserve (to progress),” goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said. “In the second round everybody would have liked to play against us. How are we going to be dangerous to an opponent if we do not get our performance right? We gave a bad picture in the three games. I cannot answer why that happened. We have to take responsibility. We screwed up, we screwed up together.”All that Germany have is to look forward to the next time. Qatar 2022 will again give then them the opportunity to right the wrongs of Russia 2018.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

Odisha govt signs MoU with AIFF to host national camps, become home of Indian Arrows

first_imgBhubaneswar, Nov 13 (PTI) Odisha will host national team camps while also becoming the home of the I-League side Indian Arrows, according a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the All India Football Federation and the state government. The AIFF and the state government signed the MoU on Monday at the Kalinga Stadium complex here in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “As per the MoU, the Government of Odisha will act as the host of the AIFF national team camps as well as of the home of Indian Arrows. The training and connected infrastructure like gymnasiums, swimming pool, etc, will be housed at the Kalinga Stadium Complex,” the AIFF said in a statement. “I need to thank the Odisha Government and Shri Naveen Patnaik-ji for wholeheartedly supporting Indian Football as part of their overall support for development of sports. It is a very encouraging sign that more and more State Governments are coming up to support Indian Football,” AIFF President Praful Patel said. The Indian U-15 national team as well as the AIFF’s development side Indian Arrows, consisting of a bulk of Indian U-17 World Cup players, have been utilising the infrastructure here. PTI PDS PDSPDSlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni sports Balidaan Badge, insignia of Indian Para Special Forces

first_imgIndia’s opening game in the ongoing World Cup saw former skipper M.S. Dhoni once again profess his love for the security forces after he was spotted with regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on his wicket-keeping gloves.During the course of India’s six-wicket win over South Africa at The Rose Bowl, Dhoni displayed the best of his game while stumping Andile Phehlukwayo and scoring 34 runs. The “Balidaan Badge” or the Army insignia was spotted on his gloves as television replays showed him stumping Phehlukwayo in the 40th over of the innings bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal.The pictures of Dhoni’s gloves went viral on social media within no time and fans poured in love and respect for the 37-year-old.That’s the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on Dhoni’s gloves: pic.twitter.com/YKoA5Az54oShiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) June 5, 2019Balidaan is a distinct insignia of the special forces, which form part of the Parachute Regiment. It has a commando dagger pointed downwards, with upward-extending wings extending from the blade and a scroll superimposed on the blade with “Balidaan” inscribed in Devanagari. Only Paramilitary Commandos are allowed to wear the Balidaan Badge.It was not the first instance when Dhoni was seen making his support for the Indian forces public on the cricket field. After the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF troopers lost their lives, Dhoni had come out with an idea of wearing camouflage caps during an ODI against Australia in March. The entire team, along with Dhoni, was seen sporting camouflage caps in their bid to pay tribute to the security personnel who lost their lives in the terror attack on February 14.advertisementThe Indian Territorial Army had in November 2011 conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment to Dhoni. However, he did his training under the Para Brigade in 2015. In 2018, Dhoni had appeared in his Lieutenant Colonel uniform to receive the Padma Bhushan award at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on April 3.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Ziva Dhoni in the house as MS Dhoni joins forces with Rohit to beat South AfricaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India have the ammunition to tackle Australia at The Oval, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Seelast_img read more

Pump it up (and protect) with Heimplanet’s inflatable tents

first_img Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 1. Heimplanet 2. Heimplanet 3. Heimplanet 4. Heimplanetcenter_img 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know 9 Best Backpacking Tents for Your Next Adventure, from Budget to Ultralight Whether talking Japanese bullet trains or Velcro, there’s no doubt nature inspires us to think beyond what we once deemed possible. Likewise, German-bred company Heimplanet’s lined of geodesic-inspired tents take a cue from one of the most stable natural structures in existence: the diamond.Each of the company’s three tents was designed based on the specific molecular and crystal structure of the diamond. They’re conveniently build around the aforementioned Inflatable Diamond Grid, and equipped with a slew of inflatable airbeams touting resistant double-layer construction and further reinforced with high-tenacity polyester fabric. Although each tent consists of a varying number of modular beams, a patented multi-chamber system allows each frame to be inflated within minutes, while the ability to divvy the air frame into separate chambers ensures the tents maintain emergency stability in the event that part of the structure becomes damages.Each airbeam features double-layer construction akin to a bicycle, sporting a stiff outer casing and inner, thermoplastic urethane bladder — rendering repairs as easy as simple patchwork or replacement. Furthermore, each tent is constructed of breathable, water-resistant nylon and includes a waterproof ground sheet, offering ample protection and stability easily on par with the inflatable frame.Currently, Heimplanet offers three tent models: the Wedge ($625), the Cave ($760), and Mavericks ($6,940). Though the latter can withstand winds clocking more than 100 mph, we prefer two-person Wedge or 3-person Cave given their accessibility and lightweight design. If it’s a basecamp-worthy offering you’re looking for, however, there’s no doubting the Mavericks’ keen sense of protection.last_img read more

Struggling Korean Duo Drags Navios Partners to Loss

first_imgzoom Greek owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels Navios Maritime Partners L.P. saw a net loss of USD 33.86 million due to struggles of two top South Korean container shipping companies. The company’s net income for the three months ended September 2016 was affected by a USD 19.4 million loss on the disposal of the Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) shares and a USD 20.5 million loss from the non-cash accelerated amortization of the intangible assets relating to the two vessels chartered out to bankrupt Hanjin Shipping.Following Hanjin Shipping’s filing for receivership in August 2016, Navios Partners had two Capesize vessels chartered to Hanjin at a net rate of USD 29,356 per day until December 2020. In September, both vessels were redelivered to Navios Partners’ commercial management and were rechartered to third parties. Navios is closely monitoring the developments and is proceeding with claims for the lost revenues, the company said.Navios Partners’ profit in the third quarter of 2015 amounted to USD 11.76 million.In addition, the company recorded an 11.8 percent decrease in its revenue for the third quarter of 2016, which went down to USD 50.3 million from USD 57.1 million seen in the same period last year. Navios Partners’ revenue dropped mainly due to decrease in Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) rate.In October 2016, Navios Partners agreed to acquire a 2004 built Capesize vessel for a total cash consideration of USD 15.1 million, paying a deposit of 10 percent in November 2016. The vessel is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2016, Navios Partners said.Looking at the nine-month results, Navios Partners’ net loss was USD 50.46 million, compared to a net income of USD 33.99 million recorded in the first three quarters of 2015.The company said that net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, was negatively affected by the accounting effect of USD 17.2 million impairment loss on the sale of the vessel MSC Cristina, the loss on the disposal of HMM shares and the loss related to two vessels.Additionally, the company’s revenue for the first nine months of this year amounted to USD 140.85 million, against USD 170.36 million seen in the same period last year.“Since the beginning of 2016, we have repaid almost USD 107 million of debt and have net debt to book capitalization of 42.9 percent. In addition, we have no significant debt maturities until 2018. Under our current cost structure and with current spot market rates, we expect to generate about USD 21 million in free cash flow for the remainder of 2016 and about USD 84 million in free cash flow for 2017,” Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, said.last_img read more

Delhi Police plans to extern 800 criminals from city boundaries

first_imgNew Delhi: Soon there is a possibility that more than 800 criminals can be externed from the city boundaries. Sources said that Delhi Police had identified the people with criminal records and initiated the externment process.According to a senior official, they have initiated externment proceedings to ensure that criminals are out of the area and are unable to create trouble. “Police keep a record of people with criminal activities. Police are taking stern action against those who are habitual offender and continuously breaking the law, said the official. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice sources told Millennium Post that as many as 697 externment proceedings were initiated against bad characters (BCs). Adding further, police sources disclosed that 107 externment proposals were initiated against bootleggers and drug traffickers. Sources told Millennium Post that recently a meeting was held at Delhi Police headquarters (PHQ), headed by Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The police chief reviewed the action taken by districts and units against habitual bootleggers, drug traffickers and bad characters. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe data further revealed that the Outer district initiated 228 externment proceedings. As many as 215 externment proposals were from Outer North district against BCs. “Taking strict action against liquior trafficking, North East district initiated 17 externment proposals against bootleggers whereas Rohini-14 and West-14 proposals were initiated,” sources said. The city police started their preparations for the security arrangement of upcoming Independence Day. Close surveillance is being kept on the movements of criminals and habitual offenders. Sources said that in one of the crime review meetings, the CP told senior officers that they should make meaningful preventive strategies for better results. Special CP (law and order) and Joint CP (ranges) should review their preventive strategies as well as the efforts for crime detection at their own levels and a distinct improvement should be brought about. Sources added that in the meeting, senior officers were further told that whenever a BC comes out from the jail, proper track should be kept on his activities. In the case of a repeat offence by jail release criminal, robber, snatcher, BC, an accountability analysis of division/beat staff and SHO must be done by district DCPs.last_img read more

I would strive to save traders suffering from ill effects of sealing

first_imgFormer Union minister and Congress party’s New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken said that had the alliance between AAP and Congress taken place, then it could have defeated BJP in all the seven seats in Delhi for sure. From the issue of traders to the AAP-Congress alliance, Maken talked exclusively to Sayantan Ghosh about the Lok Sabha election 2019.As the candidate from the New Delhi constituency, what are the key issues you are focusing on? If you look at the demography of this constituency, you will find two major group one is the trader community and the second one is the government employees. Therefore my first focus would be on the traders who are suffering from the ill effects of the sealing. When UPA government was in power, we brought a special act to stop sealing in Delhi and made nearly 170 amendments in the Delhi Master Plan 2021. The target was to save commercial establishments from the sealing which was directed by the Supreme Court of India and executed by the monitoring committee formed by the apex court. The government also notified 3,000 roads for the commercial land use and declared more than 70 per cent places as industrial areas. Secondly, I want to reach out to the government employees to tell them about the draconian provisions of the Seventh Pay Commission. There is a lot of anomaly in the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations by this government as this even observed there will be no more pay commission. We increased the salaries by 40 per cent in the Sixth Pay Commission but the Seventh Commission increased only 14 per cent hence when we come to power we will remove all such anomalies. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesYou were one of the most prominent voices behind the AAP-Congress alliance but it could not become a reality. What stopped the alliance and how difficult it would be to win in this triangular election? In this coming Lok Sabha election, I think that our key political rival is BJP and in Delhi, both AAP and Congress are against the BJP hence I wanted an alliance in Delhi between these two parties. But the alliance talks failed because the AAP wanted alliance in Haryana and Chandigarh too. This was a very peculiar condition for an alliance because in the history of India alliances always happen state wise and even constituency wise. We wanted in Delhi and by that, we both could have defeated BJP in huge margins but now also we will defeat BJP but we have to work harder. We have an alliance with NCP in Maharashtra but in other states, they are fighting against us and this happens. We could have easily made the alliance in Delhi and fight but it did not happen. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIn the last elections in Delhi Congress party did not perform satisfactorily and the voter base shifted to the AAP, how will you get back that voter base? If you look at the last Vidhan Sabha and the Lok Sabha election, the Congress party’s vote share has gone down which is true but in the 2017 municipal election the vote percentage of the party increased whereas the AAP’s vote share decreased. This shows that Congress is gaining its power in the Capital and this time we will perform even better. The 13 per cent Muslim vote and 4 per cent Sikh votes were with Congress earlier but now the minority vote has shifted to AAP, do you think this time you will get their support? Historically, Delhi never votes on the basis of religion or caste. Earlier, Congress won all the 7 seats then BJP won and in the last Vidhan Sabha AAP got 67 out of 70 seats, which means people from across the spectrum voted for these parties. So this year also in Delhi voting will not happen on the basis of religion or caste.last_img read more

Nov 28 event will be a discussion on blackfacing

The Brock community is invited to attend an event and discussion this Friday Nov 28 about why “blackfacing” is offensive. It is part of a discussion that has been taking place on campus following an incident last month at a Halloween costume party.Friday’s event starts at 5 pm and takes place in AS 201.Speakers will include Tamari Kitossa, an associate professor from the Sociology department, as well as a Skype conversation with Ismaël Traoré. There will also be an open discussion with students.The event is supported by a number of Brock units and organizations including the Roots: African Caribbean Society, Student Justice Centre, Brock Office of Human Rights and Equity Services, Brock OPIRG, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Labour Studies, the Social Justice Research Institute and CUPE 4207. read more

Feds innovation strategy inspired by economist who argues for bigger state role

Feds’ innovation strategy inspired by economist who argues for bigger state role by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 20, 2017 2:49 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – A U.K.-based economist known for advocating a prominent role for the state in fostering modern, high-tech growth is expected to leave her mark on Wednesday’s federal budget.Mariana Mazzucato’s 2013 book, “The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths,” is required reading in the office of Navdeep Bains, and offers a glimpse at some of the ideas behind Ottawa’s so-called innovation strategy.On Wednesday, the Trudeau government’s second budget will provide additional details of its plan to foster an innovation economy across all industries as a means of recharging Canada’s long-term economic growth.Bains, who as economic development minister has been overseeing Canada’s innovation agenda, has had discussions with Mazzucato. Her concepts have significantly influenced both him and his policy team, insiders say.Mazzucato, an economics professor at University College London, seeks to dispel the belief that innovation only happens in a free-market setting, with the public sector staying well out of the way.She says risk-wary private-sector investors are often ill at ease with unfamiliar new technology, and points to success stories like Apple’s iPhone as evidence of what can happen when governments make bold, early investments.Indeed, when it comes to Mazzucato’s book, Bains’s office has paid particular attention to Chapter 5: “The State Behind the iPhone.”In it, she writes that U.S. government support was at the root of many of the technologies found in Apple’s popular iPod, iPhone and iPad devices.The early development behind what eventually became known as Apple’s virtual personal assistant, Siri, was a direct result of support from government investment and research, she argues.Enabling companies to take risks with emerging technologies is “much easier in a country in which the state plays the pivotal serious role of taking on the development of high-risk investments” until the private sector gets involved, Mazzucato writes.“Thus, while ‘free market’ pundits continue to warn of the danger of government ‘picking winners,’ it can be said that various U.S. government policies laid the foundation that provided Apple with the tools to become a major industry player in one of the most dynamic high-tech industries of the 21st century so far.”Those who argue against “picking winners” often overlook an important fact, Mazzucato adds: States that are seen to “fail” are usually aiming at a goal far more difficult than those attempted by private firms — launching a new technology like the Internet, for instance.“While the role of the private sector has typically been hyped up,” she writes, “the public sector’s role has been hyped down.”When it comes to industrial policy, some of Ottawa’s most influential economic advisers have recommended it take more of a hands-on approach in order to boost growth.Last month, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s economic advisory council called on the government to identify between six and eight key sectors “where Canada has a strong endowment, untapped potential, and significant global growth prospects.”From there, the report suggested Ottawa focus on carefully designed policy actions, such as deregulation and boosting skilled labour, for each industry to make the most of their opportunities.The report listed several industries: agriculture and food, energy and renewables, mining and metals, health care and life sciences, advanced manufacturing, financial services, tourism and education.It remains to seen if the government will specifically target policies and funding to what it considers as key sectors.The council, chaired by Dominic Barton, managing director of global consulting giant McKinsey & Co., has helped guide the Trudeau government’s policy direction in the past.The advisers also recommended Ottawa take on a bigger role by assembling “innovation marketplaces” that unite entrepreneurs and researchers with public and private customers. They said the marketplaces should be centres of technology and industrial activity that are driven by the private sector.The Liberal government is expected to hold a competition when it follows through on its $800-million commitment in last year’s budget to support “innovation networks and clusters.”The plan is part of Ottawa’s central goal to help budding firms scale up into global players. The funding will support researchers, post-secondary institutions and companies that can persuade Ottawa they’re best positioned to help young, high-potential firms prosper.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

John Lewis cancels backtoschool make up masterclass aimed at 12yearolds after backlash

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A John Lewis spokesperson said: “This was an isolated event organised at a local M·A·C counter.  As a brand M·A·C does not market to anyone under 16 so this event should not have been arranged.  It has been cancelled and we are very sorry for any upset caused. “We’re looking into how it happened to make sure that this type of event doesn’t take place again. ” John Lewis has cancelled a ‘back-to-school’ make-up masterclass aimed at 12-year-olds after charities and parents called it “wrong and worrying”.The event advertised itself as being aimed at girls aged 12 and up and said they could “learn how to make the best of [their] skin and brows before the new term.A parent, Clare Harvey, said the event was “encouraging girls to break school rules as most have no make-up policy”, and another customer, Hayley Webb, added that “12-year-olds shouldn’t be encouraged to wear make-up”.Charities were also concerned. Young Women’s Trust media manager Bex Bailey said: “At school and work young women and girls are too often judged on appearance not ability. “Young Women’s Trust research shows that 30 per cent of young women – nearly a third – say they have been treated differently at work or when looking for work because of their appearance. “If we are ever going to achieve gender equality we have to focus on the talents and skills young women can contribute, not on a prescriptive beauty ideal.”Ella Smilie,  Head of Policy and Campaigns at Fawcett Society added : “It’s what’s in girls’ heads that counts, not what’s on their faces. As our kids go back to school, John Lewis and MAC are sending a wrong and worrying message.  Like Fawcett, parents will be justifiably angry that companies are adding to the pressure their children are under to conform to gender-stereotypes around appearances, instead of focusing on their education.” read more

PSG Handball in Flensburg Veszprem in Brest Kielce to Celje

← Previous Story VIDEO: SEHA BEST 7 for September 2017 Next Story → “LOST IN ROAMING”: PGE Vive Kielce lose in Celje Round 2 of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/2018 will be concluded with the matches on Saturday and Sunday.  It will be very interesting to see what will happen in Brest, Flensburg, Celje…Saturday scheduleChekhovskie Mededi – Besiktas Mogaz 15.00Meskov Barest – Telekom Veszprem 16RK Metalurg – Sporting CP 17.30SG Flensburg Handewitt – Paris Saint Germain Handball 17.30RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko – PGE Vive Kielce 19BM Ademar Leon – Elverum Handball 19.30PHOTO: Slavko Kolar, RK CPL

Council says Garth Brooks decision cannot be amended or appealed

first_imgUpdated 22.50pmIN A STATEMENT this evening, Dublin City Council said that the decision to reduce Garth Brooks concerts “cannot be amended or appealed”.They said they did raise their concerns regarding the number of concerts with the promoters.Earlier today, the Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar has said he sees no reason why the three Garth Brooks concerts scheduled for Croke Park later this month shouldn’t go ahead as planned.It follows comments from Fianna Fáil’s tourism spokesperson Timmy Dooley earlier calling on Varadkar to intervene in the row involving Dublin City Council and local residents on one side — and promoters Aiken and the GAA on the other.In what’s being perceived as an act of brinkmanship (no doubt arranged in co-ordination with the promoters) Brooks himself last night put out a statement on the council’s decision to give permission for just three of the scheduled five gigs to go ahead.“To choose which shows to do and which shows not to do, would be like asking to choose one child over another,” the statement said.For us, it’s five shows or none at all.Promoter Peter Aiken also said last night that he “doesn’t know” if the remaining nights will go ahead.‘Explore all options’Dooley said earlier that Varadkar and Environment Minister Phil Hogan should meet to discuss the issue, because of the risk to Ireland’s reputation as a tourist destination.Though he didn’t specifically say what steps should be taken, he urged the two ministers to immediately “explore all the options open to them”.However, in a statement this evening, Varadkar said:The decision on the licence was made by Dublin City Council and there is no provision in law for it to be appealed or overturned other than by the courts.Acknowledging that the way the situation had been handled was a blow to fans, he said “the way this happened at the very last minute is clearly unsatisfactory from everyone’s point of view and highlights the need to review the major events licencing laws”.“Nonetheless residents have legitimate concerns about five concerts in a row which the GAA has conceded was a mistake,” Varadkar said.He added:“There were only supposed to be three concerts when the tour was first advertised and I see no reason why these should not now proceed.The onus is on the promoters to ensure that two other concerts are rescheduled or relocated.Speaking this evening, the junior minister in Varadkar’s department, Alan Kelly, said it was an issue to be addressed by Dublin City Council.“From a planning point of view I don’t think it’s appropriate that politicians get involved in that from a history point of view. We’ve learned our lessons there. Politicians shouldn’t get involved in planning.”Other solutionsMeanwhile, Fianna Fáil have this evening published a new piece of legislation which would create an appeals process where local authorities have refused an event licence.Sinn Féin have also weighed in on the issue — with the party’s group leader on Dublin City Council, Seamus McGrattan, calling for the city manager to reverse the decision not to allow two of the gigs to go ahead.The party’s exploring whether Section 140 of the Local Government Act might offer a way forward.“If the manager does not reverse his decision Sinn Féin will explore the option of using section 140 of the Local Government Act to overturn the decision with the support of two thirds of the City Councillors,” McGrattan said in a statement.A party spokesperson said they weren’t sure as yet whether that might provide a possible solution, but that councillors were examining the possibility.Read: Some Croke Park residents are signing a petition to reinstate all five concerts>Read: Garth Brooks: ‘For us, it is five shows or none at all’>last_img read more