On the day when NCP chief Sharad Pawar asked people of Maharashtra not to cooperate with the government, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Maharashtra police registered four offences over the alleged irregularities in the auction of irrigation works during the previous Congress-NCP regime in the state.“Four offenses have been registered in Sadar police station of Nagpur on Tuesday over the irregularities in the auctioning of irrigation works related to Gosekhurd irrigation project under Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation,” Mr. P. R. Patil, the Superintendent of Police (SP), ACB Nagpur said in a press statement.Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare held the irrigation portfolio during the Congress-NCP’s 15-year regime in Maharashtra until 2014.The four FIRs are related to Mokhabardi irrigation scheme in Metepar village, Gosikhurd left side pond construction, Mokhabardi irrigation scheme in Vadala and Gosikhurd right side pond construction project.“The home department of Maharashtra government had ordered the ACB to investigate irregularities in irrigation projects under the VIDC. During the investigation, it was found that there were wrongdoings in the way the work was auctioned. It was also found that the then engineers, other officials of irrigation department and associates of the contractors were involved in those wrongdoings,” the ACB SP informed.There was no mention of former irrigation ministers in the FIR and only irrigation officials and contractors were named in it. However, the registration of the FIRs is being seen as an attempt by the Devendra Fandavis government to put pressure on the NCP.The Cchief Minister had warned during a press conference on Sunday that he would expose the “dallamar” (theft) of Opposition leaders during the previous government’s tenure after the Opposition had attacked his government over farmers’ issues.
Panaji: The All India Hindu Convention on Thursday accused the BJP government of insulting the Constitution by banning the entry of Sri Ram Sene founder Pramod Muthalik to Goa.“The Constitution guarantees everyone the right to freedom of movement. The State’s decision to ban Mr. Muthalik’s entry is an insult to the Constitution,” Chetan Rajhauns, national spokes- person of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, one of the organisers of the convention, said.The convention’s statement comes even before the controversy sparked by Goa and Daman Archbishop’s pastoral letter claiming the Constitution is in danger, has died down. Mr. Rajhauns hit out at Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, saying he instead should have commented on the perils of international tourism in the state.He said, “The Archbishop has asked the Christian community to take active part in the politics by claiming that the Constitution is in danger, while the truth is the Archbishop will never speak up against the Nigerian, Russian and European tourists, whose activities are the real danger to Goan people and culture.” Mr. Muthalik, who used to be one of the speakers at the Hindu Convention till he was barred in Goa, has challenged the ban in the Supreme Court.
For example, Coates says IOC data from previous games shows that Olympic family lounges operate at only 40 percent capacity, meaning Tokyo organizers could save money on staffing such facilities.Coates also says that a water quality report from organizers at Odaiba in Tokyo Bay, site of the marathon swimming and triathlon events, turned up “readings that were not what they should be.”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 shutout LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 La Salle sends UE to 0-6, spoils Pasaol’s 49-point explosion TOKYO — The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo organizing committee have wrapped up a two-day project review vowing to cut costs for the 2020 Games.IOC vice president John Coates says the IOC needs to see cuts of $1 billion from the $12 billion budget. Coates says he sees potential for cost reduction in 11 of the 14 areas that were discussed during the meetings.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president
2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next PBA IMAGESFormer Meralco players Kelly Nabong and Jonathan Grey led the GlobalPort Batang Pier to a 107-88 rout of the Bolts Sunday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Nabong triggered the early pullaway as he unleashed eight of his 17 points in the first quarter, where the Batang Pier jumped to a 29-16 lead, before Grey put the Bolts to sleep, dropping 19 of his career-high 24 markers in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Nabong also hauled down 17 rebounds and had three blocks, eviscerating the Meralco frontline as GlobalPort grabbed a share of the fourth spot with Phoenix, Ran or Shine and TNT at 3-3 card.“He is really motivated this season. Since we got him, his full potential showed and he’s matured since that incident in Meralco. He’s now one of the best big men in the league,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio of his volatile center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSean Anthony added 18 points, five boards, and three assists, while Stanley Pringle shot 5-of-8 from downtown to wind up with 17 markers on top of five rebounds, and four dimes for the Batang Pier.Going 8-of-15 from threes in the first half, GlobalPort continued its attack in the succeeding quarters and at one point, even took a 29-point lead, 94-65, after a jumper by Anthony with 7:19 remaining. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Eeynel Hugnatan and Chris Newsome both finished with an identical 17-point and six-rebound statline in the loss, that sent the Bolts sprawling to a 2-4 record.The scores:GLOBALPORT 107 — Grey 24, Anthony 18, Nabong 17, Pringle 17, Gabayni 9, Araña 5, Guinto 5, Juico 4, Sargent 4, Elorde 2, Taha 2, Flores 0.MERALCO 88 — Hugnatan 17, Newsome 17, Tolomia 15, Baracael 12, Hodge 7, Bono 5, Caram 5, Amer 4, Cañaleta 4, Dillinger 2, Ballesteros 0, Faundo 0, Lanete 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 29-16, 48-37, 82-60, 107-88.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Young Lasquety wins in coaching debut for JRU Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding
Mike Tyson has branded the Amateur International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) decision to let professional fighters take part in the 2016 Rio Olympics as “ridiculous” and “foolish”.Professional boxers would feature at the Olympic games as long as a constitutional change went through in June, AIBA said earlier this year.AMATEUR FIGHTERS TOO FAST FOR PRO’SFormer world heavyweight champion Tyson, who as an amateur won gold at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games, said on Wednesday that professional boxers would be stunned by the fast-paced fighting style of the amateur fighters.”It’s ridiculous, it’s foolish, and some of the pro fighters are going to get beat by the amateurs. It’s just going to happen, I really believe that,” the 49-year-old told Reuters TV in China, where he is attending the 33rd IBF convention.”If they are like the amateur fighters that I was fighting in the 80s… they are going to beat some of the champions. It’s just going to happen. These guys will be fast for three or four rounds, and these guys are not going to be accustomed to that.”TYSON A FAN OF FURYTyson, who is the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles, also revealed he was a fan of his namesake, Tyson Fury, and was impressed by the Briton’s victory over Wladimir Klitschko last year.Fury caused a huge boxing upset in beating Klitschko by unanimous decision in November and inflicted the 40-year-old Ukrainian with his first loss in 11 years.Fury is set to defend his WBA Super and WBO heavyweight crowns in a rematch with Klitschko in Manchester in July but has courted controversy with his comments outside the ring.advertisementTyson, who is no stranger to controversy himself, sees nothing wrong with Fury’s actions.”One guy, Tyson Fury, I like to watch him because he has my name and stuff,” Tyson said. “Everybody says ‘ah, he’s a bum’, but I like him.””He (beat Klitschko), so what are you going to say? That this guy is still a bum but he beat the greatest fighter in the last 15 years?”
Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 14:56 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung will announce new Galaxy A devices on April 10.The Galaxy A90 is expected to headline the event with a pop-up camera.The Galaxy A40 and A20e may also go official on April 10.Samsung is planning to announce a few new smartphones under the Galaxy A-series in April. The company has scheduled “A Galaxy Event” on April 10 with simultaneous launches in Bangkok, Milan and Sao Paolo. Based on all the rumours so far, we expect the Galaxy A90 will headline the event. There have been reports on the Galaxy A40 and A20e as well in recent times that could debut on April 10. Samsung recently launched the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 (Review) in India.The event on April 10 will be live streamed on Samsung’s official website, but the exact timing is still unknown. The Galaxy A90 is the most likely candidate as it has been in the news for a while. The Galaxy A90 is tipped to be Samsung’s premium mid-range offering so you can expect close to flagship-grade design and hardware on offer. The media invite seems to tease an all-screen display with no notch or punch-hole, suggesting the Galaxy A90 may indeed come with a pop-up camera as previously rumoured.The Galaxy A90 is said to come with an optical fingerprint sensor like the Galaxy A50. As a premium mid-range device that will likely take on the OnePlus 6T and the upcoming OnePlus 7, the Galaxy A90 is expected to pack some powerful hardware that could include a high-end Snapdragon or Exynos chipset. We say this because the Galaxy A90 was recently listed in Samsung’s US website as an “Ultimate Gaming Device” along the lines of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 9.advertisementWhat’s being said about the camera is that the Galaxy A90 will come with a pop-up, rotating camera. This means that there might be just a single camera sensor that can rotate to either shoot from the back or take a selfie. If true, it will be interesting to see how the mechanism works. The Galaxy A90 is also tipped to come in silver, black and gold colours. The phone might be offered in 6GB and 8GB RAM options with 128GB of internal storage.Meanwhile, the Galaxy A20e and Galaxy A40 have also been spotted in a UK website recently, so there is a good chance Samsung might announce them on April 10. The Galaxy A20e is said to be a region-specific variant of the newly launched Galaxy A20. The Galaxy A40 is tipped to sport an Infinity-U display along with an in-display fingerprint sensor like the Galaxy A50.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 review: Premium features now come at an affordable priceGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A20Follow Galaxy A40Follow Galaxy A90 Samsung announces Galaxy A-series event for April 10, could launch Galaxy A90Samsung is sending out invites for “A Galaxy Event” on April 10 where the company could announce the Galaxy A90 and a few more Galaxy A devices.advertisement
ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S) has signed an agreement with China’s Wanhua Petrochemical to form a joint venture which would own and operate LPG tankers.The parties said they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the creation of the JV “to pave the way for the transport of greater gas volumes in line with market demand.”Wanhua Petrochemical is an existing customer of ADNOC L&S’ parent firm, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, having signed 10-year LPG purchase contract for 1 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) in November 2018.H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan updated on #ADNOC Logistics & Services’ growth strategy; inaugurates its latest vessel, and witnesses the signing of an MoU with China’s Wanhua Petrochemical to explore the creation of a gas transportation joint venture pic.twitter.com/KosaTbkELS— ADNOC Group (@AdnocGroup) February 20, 2019Additionally, ADNOC revealed its ambitious growth plan to create a more competitive and diverse offering, leverage market expansion and strengthen its role by transforming into a fully integrated marketer and trader of its products. ADNOC L&S plans to acquire its first crude oil tankers, while expanding its gas and dry bulk fleet, by adding more than 25 vessels within the next five years.Furthermore, the company revealed that H.H. Sheikh Theyab, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, has inaugurated the latest addition to ADNOC L&S’s shipping fleet during his visit to Port Khalifa. The acquisition of the 2,850 TEU feeder vessel, Al Reem 1, brings ADNOC L&S’s fleet to 123 vessels.ADNOC said that its marine and logistics subsidiary “will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of ADNOC’s 2030 smart growth strategy.” Through this strategy, ADNOC would increase its oil production capacity to 4 million barrels per day (mmbpd) by the end of 2020 and 5mmbpd by 2030.Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan reaffirms #ADNOC has the unwavering support of the #UAE’s leadership and praises its contribution to the country’s economy and prosperity pic.twitter.com/3R1ahZIBx6— ADNOC Group (@AdnocGroup) February 20, 2019
CLARENVILLE, N.L. – Police in Newfoundland say they’re waiting on autopsy results but it appears a female inmate who collapsed alone in a jail cell choked on food.RCMP Staff Sgt. Larry Turner says officers were called around 3:30 p.m. Friday to the Correctional Centre for Women in Clarenville.He says foul play isn’t suspected at this time in the death of a 27-year-old inmate, whose name has not been officially released.Turner says the woman was served a meal for lunch and it appears her windpipe was obstructed.A Justice spokeswoman says the death is under investigation and would not confirm whether the inmate was in segregation or under special watch.Turner says the inmate died at a local hospital around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday.Results of an autopsy won’t likely be released before the end of the week.
WINNIPEG – Court documents show a former Winnipeg television news director accused of robbing two banks in Alberta was battling depression, facing crippling debt and was the subject of a protection order earlier this year.Stephen Vogelsang, 53, has been charged with two counts of robbery stemming from heists in Medicine Hat last week. Investigators said in both instances, the same man entered the bank and demanded money, leaving each scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.Medicine Hat police say they’ve been in contact with police in Regina, who are investigating similar offences in that city.Vogelsand made his first appearance in Medicine Hat court Tuesday and has another court date on Thursday.Vogelsang was a journalism instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg from 2002 until 2011. Before that, he worked as a sports anchor at CKY — now CTV Winnipeg — before becoming news director.Court documents in Winnipeg show Vogelsang and his then-wife lost $85,000 on the sale of three properties in Vernon, B.C., where they lived between 2011 and 2014. They purchased a $540,000 home when they returned to Winnipeg.After the couple divorced in December 2016, payments were being missed on the house and they argued over whether to sell it at a loss.Vogelsang rejected the idea and said he could not afford any more debt.“I have been staying in my truck regularly,” Vogelsang wrote in a Sept. 17 email to his ex-wife. “I can not afford groceries so whatever food I have left … will have to tide me over until I get to (friends’), then I’ll steal food from them until I get an EI payment on Tuesday.”The court documents show Vogelsang had struggled to find steady work in recent years. In one email to his ex-wife last year, he talked of being on disability for chronic depression twice in a five-year period.His ex-wife said in an affidavit that Vogelsang had forged her signature on a mortgage-renewal, and that foreclosure on the Winnipeg home was looming.Vogelsang also had an ex-girlfriend who was granted a protection order in March. She said Vogelsang had become emotionally and verbally abusive and would not leave her alone after their relationship ended in August 2016.One time, she said Vogelsang left notes for her in a plastic bag in the parking lot of her apartment building.“I made it very clear to Steve to stop talking to me, stop communicating and (I) didn’t want a relationship,” said the woman — a former student of Vogelsang’s — in court transcripts of the March hearing.“He continued — whether it was through work, whether it was at home — to try to get a hold of me.”Vogelsang filed an affidavit after the protection order was issued that said his ex-girlfriend “has repeatedly misled police in an attempt to discredit me.”Medicine Hat police say they’ve been in contact with police in Regina, who are investigating similar offences in that city.
OTTAWA – A new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation says Canadian women are “unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease” because of a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them.“Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada, yet women’s hearts are still vastly misunderstood,” said foundation CEO Yves Savoie in a report released Thursday.“It’s shocking that we are so far behind in our understanding of women’s hearts, and that new knowledge is so slow to reach the bedside.”The report says a woman dies of heart disease in Canada every 20 minutes and are five times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer yet two-thirds of heart disease clinical research still focuses on men.“Women are under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated, under-supported and under-aware,” said Savoie. “It’s unacceptable, and the situation has got to change — we need to smash this glass ceiling.”The foundation said women are more likely than men to die or have a second heart attack within the first six months of a cardiac event and women are less likely to get bypass surgery and stents to restore blood flow.Savoie said there is a need to “educate and equip health care systems and providers to think about, investigate and treat women’s heart disease differently than they do men’s.”On the positive side, Savoie said more organizations that fund research are requiring sex and gender to be considered in research proposals and that Canadian researchers are at the forefront of new studies into heart conditions that predominantly affect women.“Progress has been made recently, but not nearly fast enough to equitably protect women’s hearts,” said Savoie.“The challenge is to accelerate the pace of change, to gather new knowledge and translate it into better and safer heart healthcare for women.”
Ahead of World AIDS Day, December 1, the second annual (SHOPATHON)RED launches this week, jam-packed with winnable celebrity experiences and hundreds of products that fight AIDS with (RED).Video: (SHOPATHON)RED 2016 InfomercialIt all kicked off on a special ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (RED) Show, (11.35ET|10.35CT), with surprise guests and special performances from Bono, The Killers, Channing Tatum, Kristen Bell, Julia Roberts, DJ Khaled, Neil Patrick Harris, Halsey, Herbie Hancock and more.Bono, co-founder, (RED), said; “In the three decades since AIDS started its march across our planet, the world has lost 35 million people to this treatable, preventable disease. Heartbreak and loss to the power of 35 million is unthinkable, as is the fact that 400 babies are still born every day with HIV because their mothers can’t get access to a 30 cent pill. So, (RED) is making it easy for everyone this holiday season to be an activist. And by giving (RED) to your friends and family, you’re making them activists too.”He added: “As you celebrate Thanksgiving this week in America, I want to say thank you to the American people for all your country has done in the fight against HIV/AIDS. You may not know it, but there are 18 million men, women and children around the world whose lives have been saved because they got the medication they needed, largely thanks to America. Your leadership on AIDS has been heroic and it has always been bipartisan. That is a reason for you to be proud and for all of us to be grateful.”“Thanks to the kindness of some of the biggest stars in the world, we have a great show for a great cause. World AIDS Day is December 1 and I’m honored to be a part of this very special night to benefit (RED),” said Jimmy Kimmel.In partnership with online giving platform Omaze, (SHOPATHON)RED is the only place where fans can enter to win – or gift chances to win – a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences with big stars for as little as a $10 donation to fight AIDS. Experiences include: • Win a chance to have U2 play for just you during a full dress rehearsal! • Join Channing Tatum in Las Vegas for ‘Magic Mike Live’ and be his personal guest at the exclusive after-party • Have tea with Julia Roberts and Bono… You can even bring your problems and they’ll attempt to give you advice! • Hit New York City, have dinner and see a show with Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, with (COCA-COLA)RED matching every donation-to-win, up to two million dollars • Hold on tight as you take the jet ski ride of your life and Snapchat with DJ Khaled • Go backstage VIP at The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Carpool Karaoke! • Hangout at the recording studio and have lunch with Liam Payne • See ‘Hamilton’ and go backstage with Alexander Hamilton himself, Javier Munoz • Be Richard Branson’s VIP guest at a mystery Virgin event • Fly to Korea for a VIP experience with K-Pop superstar, G-DragonThese experiences and others are available only on Omaze.com/RED, with proceeds going to the fight against AIDS with (RED). Donors can get 1000 chances to win and an exclusive (RED) T-shirt for a $100 donation, or a notebook and 500 chances to win for a $50 donation. All campaigns will also have exclusive merchandise available for purchase, including autographed items. Entries close on January 18, 2017.From today through December, RED.org is stocked with hundreds of stylish products, all of which help fight AIDS. To ease the strain of holiday shopping, Hollywood actress Robin Wright appears in a special (SHOPATHON)RED infomercial, sharing tips on how to fight AIDS… while lying down. Whether its sipping a refreshing (BELVEDERE)RED cocktail on a fake bearskin rug, listening to music on (BEATS)RED headphones, or simply luxuriating in a Pour les Femmes nightgown, Robin brings her unique take on how to shop, recline and fight AIDS all at the same time! The infomercial was produced by Vice and directed by Martin Granger.From stylish (APPLE)RED accessories to the new LOKAI x (RED) bracelet and even the launch of a striking new (VESPA 946)RED scooter, there are gift ideas for everyone at all price points, with (BANK OF AMERICA)RED as the official payment provider for (SHOPATHON)RED.Brands featured in (SHOPATHON)RED include aden + anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Apple, Beats by Dr. Dre, BedHead, Belvedere Vodka, Billecart-Salmon, Bombas, Bucketfeet, Deborah Lippmann, Dyson Inc., Ergo Depot, Fatboy USA, FEED, Fresh, GAP, Girl Skateboards, Global Goods, HEAD, Indego Africa, Kano, Jonathan Adler, Le Creuset, Moleskine, Mophie, Paperless Post, Pour Les Femmes, S’Well, Solange Azagury Partridge, Starbucks, Stephen Webster Ltd., The Giving Keys, Theory11, Tictail, Ubuntu Made, Vespa, Wolfnoir and WTRMLN WTR.Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED), said; “It’s really extraordinary to see so many brands and talented people come together to fight AIDS this holiday. As (RED) marks a decade in the fight, it seems fitting that this year’s (SHOPATHON)RED gives people more ways than ever to shop (RED) and save lives. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every dollar spent is at least doubled, meaning more impact on the ground in Africa where it’s needed most.”“(RED) consistently displays innovative ways to support the fight against AIDS, bringing people and products together, and raising millions to combat this disease. Thank you (RED)!” said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of The Global Fund.
CALGARY – A major merger could be in the works in Canada’s oil patch.Husky Energy Inc. is making a hostile bid to acquire MEG Energy Corp. in a transaction valued at $6.4 billion.In a statement issued Sunday afternoon, Husky says the proposed merger “will create a stronger Canadian energy company.”The new, Calgary-based operation would have the capacity to produce more than 400,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.The proposal has been unanimously approved by Husky’s board of directors, and will be open for acceptance by MEG shareholders until Jan. 16.Husky says MEG’s board refuses to discuss the deal, which led to the takeover bid.“Husky is confident the proposed transaction is in the best interests of Husky and MEG shareholders, employees and stakeholders,” Husky CEO Rob Peabody said in a statement.“However, to date, the MEG Board of Directors has refused to engage in a discussion on the merits of a transaction, giving us no option but to bring this offer directly to MEG shareholders.”Husky says the combined company “will have an improved opportunity to accelerate new projects in Canada compared to two separate entities.”It says it expects the deal to close in the first quarter of 2019, subject to regulator approval.
An NHS hospital in Greater Manchester has become England’s first to ban all sugary food and drinks for both patients and staff.Obesity campaigners have welcomed the “trailblazing” announcement by Tameside Hospital and predicted it will prompt others to follow suit.The new policy goes significantly further than a ban on just fizzy drinks which comes into force across the health service in July.It followed a successful staff weight-loss scheme at Tameside last year initiated to battle obesity among clinicians who graze on unhealthy snacks to keep going over long shifts.One nurse lost two stone over 12 weeks after snacks were removed from the menu for a trial period, while others lost 20 lbs over the same period.As part of the “Slimpod” weight-loss programme, some of the participants underwent hypnotherpay telling them to avoid sugary food. Karen James, Chief Executive of the hospital, said: “My staff work very hard.”Long hours and shift patterns often make it very difficult for people to make healthy choices, so they opt for the instant sweet fixes, which until now have been readily available. “These are dedicated healthcare professionals who believe they should be role models for their patients but the food environment has been working against them.”A recent report revealed one in four NHS nurses is obese, which is exacerbating staff sickness levels.Last week NHS England released an updated contract for hospitals, which for the first time included a clause prohibiting the sale of sugar sweetened beverages.Retailers including Marks & Spencer, WH Smiths and Subway had already agreed to cut sales of sweet drinks to a maximum of 10 per cent of their output.Tam Fry, Chair of the National Obesity Forum, said: “Tameside’s initiative should be rolled out to every UK hospital forthwith.” 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.
Players from Balkans are more than welcome in TOP Polish teams in last few years. After Nikola Eklemovic, Bostjan Kavas and Muhamed Toromanovic, Polish champion, Orlen Wisla Plock will be even stronger for the next season with Serbian “Eagles”, Petar Nenadic and Ivan Nikcevic, Croatian goalkeeper, Marin Sego and Romanian wing, Valentin Ghionea. About his motivation to change Denmark (TVIS HOLSTEBRO) with Poland for Handball-Planet.com talks playmaker, Petar Nenadic:– A team who played in EHF CL TOP 16 is among the TOP teams in Europe and that was one of the biggest reason, why I decided to come to Wisla. Also, for me is very important that I will work with Danish coach. I have a few good offers, but from Plock was the best in every sense. Wisla and I have same ambitions. I think that this is good step in my career. We will have strong team for the next season with all the players who are coming with me. Wisla is good team with quality players squad and coach. I hope for a good season.You probably heard a lot about big rivality between Wisla and Vive Kielce? That easily becomes one of the biggest European handball derby matches…– Of course that I heard about special matches and rivality between Wisla and Kielce. This is clash of two important European teams and as in every derby match, better team can’t win always.Denmark becomes very important in your career, where you came from Pick Szeged…– Danish experience was the best in my life. Denmark is the best country for handball. People, fans, players, halls, everything is fantastic.Zika Bogdanovicphoto: Dragan Zabunovicplease link to www.krosrts.rs/handball/PLAYING CAREER:199. – 2007 HC Crvena zvezda Belgrade (3 Serbian Championships titles)2007-2007 Algeciras (Spain)2008-2008 F.C Barcelona (Spain)2008-2010 Pick Szeged (Hungary)2010 – 2012 TVIS Team Holstebro (Denmark) ← Previous Story Saturday (20:15 CET): Barcelona – Atletico Madrid (Match for the title) Next Story → Darko Stanic stays in Skopje – FA Goppingen gets 200.000 EUR? balkan handballDenmarkOrlen Wisla PlockPetar NenadicPlockSerbian handball
Une cause commune découverte à toutes les formes de sclérose latérale amyotrophiqueSelon une équipe de chercheurs, ce serait une défaillance de recyclage de protéines dans certaines cellules du système nerveux central (SNC) qui serait à l’origine de toutes les formes de la maladie neurodégénérative qu’est la sclérose latérale amyotrophique (SLA).La sclérose latérale amyotrophique (SLA) ou maladie de Charcot est une maladie neurodégénérative découverte en 1869 et qui affecte aujourd’hui 350.000 personnes à travers le monde. Elle touche les motoneurones, qui sont à l’origine du contrôle musculaire volontaire, et entraîne la paralysie progressive des malades. Ils deviennent peu à peu incapables de se mouvoir, de parler, d’avaler et de respirer. La mort intervient généralement par l’incapacité de fonctionnement des muscles respiratoires, le plus fréquemment dans les trois ou quatre années suivant le diagnostic. Toutefois, lorsque les fonctions vitales ne sont pas atteintes, les malades peuvent parfois survivre plus de 20 ans. A noter que, le plus souvent, les fonctions intellectuelles restent intactes, sauf dans le cas particulier de SLA avec démenceSelon les travaux publiés dimanche dans la revue britannique Nature, l’origine de la SLA résiderait en fait dans l’incapacité des neurones à recycler les protéines. Cela empêcherait ces cellules du système nerveux central de se réparer ou de s’entretenir correctement. D’après les chercheurs, cette défaillance concernerait alors toutes les formes de la maladie, héréditaires (comme 5 à 10 % des cas seulement) ou pas, mais également certaines formes associées à une démence fronto-temporale (DFT).Une protéine défaillanteÀ lire aussiSclérose en plaques : vers une régénération des nerfs atteints ?Plus précisément, l’étude met en cause une substance particulière, l’ubiquiline 2 (UBQLN2), normalement chargée d’aider au recyclage des protéines endommagées ou mal repliées. Un processus essentiel dans le fonctionnement cellulaire. Or, les chercheurs ont identifié des mutations génétiques du gène UBQLN2, dans les formes familiales de SLA et dans d’autres cas associés à une démence. Des modifications qui expliqueraient la défaillance de la protéine et son manque d’efficacité dans le recyclage protéinique. Le Dr Teepu Siddique, professeur de neurologie de la Northwestern University à Chicago et principal auteur de l’étude, indique ainsi dans un communiqué que cette découverte ouvre un nouveau champ pour trouver un traitement efficace pour la SLA, mais pas seulement. Les problèmes de recyclage protéinique pourraient également avoir un rôle plus large dans d’autres maladies neurodégénératives telles que la maladie d’Alzheimer ou de Parkinson qui se manifeste justement par une accumulation anormale de protéines. Le 24 août 2011 à 12:26 • Maxime Lambert
Cristiano Ronaldo will score at least 40 goals this season and will ensure Juventus’ continued domination of the Serie A until 2022, says Antonio CassanoIt took just eight minutes for Ronaldo to score in his first appearance in a Juventus shirt in an annual friendly against the Juventus B team over the weekend.And Cassano, who won the Serie A in 2011 with AC Milan, feels that Ronaldo is ready-made for Juventus and will fire them to further dominance in Italian football with the club having already won the league crown for the past seven seasons in succession.“It goes without saying now, Juventus have the Scudetto sewn up until 2022,” said Cassano, according to Football-Italia.“CR7 will score at least 40 goals, while I only see Inter behind the Bianconeri.“Juventus did a great deal by signing the second best player in the world. Of course, I still consider Lionel Messi to be the best, as I even named my son after him. Ronaldo will repay Juve not just in goals and results, but also in economic terms.“I know Real Madrid well and all that counts, even for Florentino Perez, is the club. When the time came, they dumped the Brazilian Ronaldo and David Beckham, so I’m not surprised they treated Cristiano like that too.“CR7 is made for Juve. He’s like an extra-terrestrial in terms of fitness, as he loves hard work and never takes his foot off the gas. I’m sure he’ll get along well with Allegri, as Max is extraordinary when dealing with champions.”Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Ronaldo will finish as the Serie A’s top scorer this season, although he may have benefitted from Gonzalo Higuain had Juventus decided to retain him.“Ronaldo will be Capocannoniere, with Gonzalo Higuain and Edin Dzeko on the podium. I’d put Mauro Icardi fourth in the list,” said Cassano.“I do believe Gonzalo could’ve played with Ronaldo, because he is effectively a copy of Karim Benzema and it won’t be easy to find a role for Paulo Dybala now.While the Turin supporters are hoping that Ronaldo will help end their 22-year wait for Champions League glory, Cassano doesn’t seem to think that will be the case.“Having said that, I don’t think Juve are the favourites to win the Champions League, as I’d give that to Barcelona,” he said.
Three Hough neighborhood women have organized a paper-crane event at Pop Culture, in downtown Vancouver, on March 27 to raise awareness and money for the Japan earthquake tragedy.“In Japanese tradition, making one thousand paper origami cranes grants a wish,” write Eileen Cowen, Sunrise O’Mahoney and Jamie Lutz Carroll. “Join us to make paper cranes in the wish for health and recovery for Japan and the people after the massive earthquake, tsunami, and impending nuclear disasters have taken their toll.”Money raised at the event will go to Mercy Corps, a Portland relief agency now working in Japan. Learn more at https://mercycorps.org/donate/japan.From 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Pop Culture, 1929 Main Street, people will be making, and learning to make, 1,000 paper cranes. The cranes will be displayed throughout town to remind people about Japan’s emergency and need.
“Brands want to access social and bloggers want ad revenue. We’re in the middle joining the two,” says Clever Girls president Stefania Pomponi. “Brands also want smart ways for outreach and right now they can be inefficient and clumsy and we want to make that process as painless as possible.”A third element joining Clever Girls’ network and technology models is a creative agency that helps brands build specific content marketing campaigns. Clever Girls both recruits and accepts applications from bloggers to join the network. The company also partners with publishers to amplify a particular campaign—Federated Media is a sometime competitor and partner—particularly when brands running a mass-market campaign want to supplement it with mid- to smaller-market bloggers. Clever Girls tracks about 2.5 million page views per day across close to 60 million monthly uniques.Using Fanny, bloggers can track and sign up for the campaigns currently being run across the network—between five and eight are run per day, says Lindsay Silver, vice president of technology. Between 800 and 1,200 bloggers usually apply to be part of any given campaign—50 to 500, depending on the campaign, are selected.A recent campaign for Calphalon cookware in a partnership with Publishing Group of America’s Relish magazine, for example, used a slice of Clever Girl bloggers to post stories and videos about using the pans to cook recipes. “Relish used that content on their site, used the promotion to point to their site and the bloggers used the content on their own sites and through their social networking. It was a huge firehose of content going in all directions,” says Pomponi. Campaigns range from blogger-based programs to visual social network projects and Twitter-based programs. Bloggers who are accepted for a particular campaign can be paid an average of $100 for a 300 to 500-word post, or as much as $500 for a video post. Silver says bloggers are not told what to write. “It’s up to them to create what they want,” he says. Project managers track the content progress of bloggers assigned to a specific campaign and once it’s over, the agency team uses Fanny to produce reports from the data generated from the campaign. Except for the breakout stars, an independent blogger’s influence is tough to quantify, and reach may not be at the scale a brand is looking for. This is why so many publishers and other organizations have been busy rounding up bloggers to create a networked market vertical—achieving instant scale and a potent social outlet for brand marketers. Complex, Federated Media, Forbes, Glam and a host of others touch on this model in one form or another. Clever Girls Collective, a four-year-old, San Francisco-based blog network, recently launched a new measurement platform to support campaigns across its collection of about 8,000 women bloggers. Called Fanny, the platform underpins the company’s network and allows blogger members to manage their profiles and sign up for specific branding campaigns. It also logs the data associated with a branding campaign which might utilize hundreds of bloggers through specific content postings and social shares. More on this topic Hearst Digital Media Expands ELLE Partnership with Style Coalition Glam Tinkers with Monetizing Social Media IDG Launches Social Media Marketing Service in CommunityWorks Allure Launches Best Beauty Blogger Awards Stefania Pomponi The Convergence of Print and Digital BrandsJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQPowered by
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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest software services exporter, reported a 14.19% rise in its net profit for the third quarter ended 31 December, 2015, at Rs 6,083 crore, and a 11.68% increase in revenues at Rs 27,364 crore.The Mumbai-based company had reported net profit of Rs 5,327 crore and revenues of Rs 24,501 crore for the corresponding period ended 31 December, 2014.In dollar terms, the revenues were $4.145 billion, a growth of 5.5% year on year, while net profit was $926 million, up 6% year on year.However, on a sequential basis, there was a marginal decline of 0.3% in revenues, from $4.156 billion in the July-September quarter. Net profit remained flat at $926 million.The company’s operating margin for the third quarter was at 26.6%, down 47 basis points from 27.07% in the preceding quarter.Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director N Chandrasekaran acknowledged the impact of the Chennai floods on the company’s earnings.”All our industry segments have exhibited growth in a traditionally weak quarter additionally accentuated by the impact of the Chennai floods,” he said.TCS has about 65,000 employees in Chennai.”In a challenging quarter with significant cross currency and other headwinds, we have operated with rigor and discipline to deliver credible margin performance and generated excellent cash flows,” Chief Financial Officer Rajesh Gopinathan said.The company declared an interim dividend of Rs 5.50 per share.TCS added 34 clients in the $100-million category, while the number of clients in the $20-million category rose by two to 173. There were nine key wins for the company â€” three in North America, three in Europe, two in Latin America and one in the UK. The company added 9,071 employees on a net basis during the quarter, taking the employee strength to 3.44 lakh. The attrition rate was 15.9%. The utilsation was 84.9% excluding trainees and 80.9% including trainees.Ahead of the declaration of results, shares of TCS remained volatile in trade on Tuesday, with the stock hitting an 18-month low of Rs 2,313 intraday and then plunging further to Rs 2,301. It managed to close at Rs 2,324, down 1.65% from its previous close on the BSE.Infosys will declare its results on 14 January.