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first_imgThe British government joined in calls for media baron Rupert Murdoch to shelve his ambition of taking full control of British Sky Broadcasting as his newspapers are embroiled in unethical news gathering practices. The decision capped a day in which former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused Murdoch’s UK newspapers of employing criminals to obtain confidential information about his family. Police officers came under sharp criticism for failing to turn up evidence of some of the most serious spying allegations. In a rare show of cross-party consensus, the David Cameron government signalled its willingness to support the opposition Labour Party’s mission in the House of Commons. In other developments, Murdoch has been asked to appear before the Culture, Media Sports committee of the House of Commons. He will give evidence in the imbroglio that involves the press, politicians and the police. Allegations of hacking, deception and privacy violations are being levelled against two of his British newspapers – The Sun and The Sunday Times. According to British media, Brown was one of thousands whose privacy was breached by News International papers. Journalists from News International repeatedly targeted the former prime minister. They attempted to access his voicemail and bank account details. They didn’t stop at that. In what has come as a complete shock to Britain, his family’s medical records, specifically of his seriously ill son, too were also targeted. Murdoch’s News International on Thursday had announced the closure of Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid, News of the World, following a ruckus over its news gathering practices that involved the illegal hacking of phones. The final edition of the 168-year-old tabloid, which put Murdoch on the world stage, came on July 10. He unexpectedly decided to close down the weekly following a public backlash over the tactics used by it to expose the rich, famous and the royal to become Britain’s best-selling weekly newspaper. Meanwhile, London’s Metropolitan Police has been heavily criticised over its response to the scandal. Senior officials of London’s Metropolitan Police regretted that an investigation of the News of the World newspaper in 2006 had not uncovered the extent of the alleged phone hacking. They blamed the News of the World and parent company News International for not cooperating with the investigations. They pleaded that the force was preoccupied with terrorism investigations, saying that resources were stretched. Serving and former senior officers faced hostile questions from a parliamentary committee about allegations that police sold information to journalists and may have been bribed or pressured to prevent investigations.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgMercedes won the Formula One constructors’ title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton was made to wait despite cruising to a U.S. Grand Prix victory at one of his favourite circuits.Hamilton, presented with the winner’s trophy by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, now looks sure to finish off the job and become Britain’s first four times world champion in Mexico next weekend.The Mercedes driver’s fifth victory in six years at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas extended his lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished second, to 66 points.There are a maximum of 75 points still to be won from the three races remaining.Win the Constructors’ Championship… Celebrate!!! pic.twitter.com/n9D7PKDg0u- Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 23, 2017″I love this track, I think this track is now my favourite to be honest,” said Hamilton, interviewed by Usain Bolt on the podium and joining the Olympic sprint champion’s signature victory pose.”A big congratulations to the team. They work so hard back at the factory and here.”The victory was the 62nd of Hamilton’s career and his ninth of the season.4 years in a row!! I’m so proud of our Teams achievement today!#4TheTeam #Champions #StillWeRise #USGP @MercedesAMGF1 pic.twitter.com/AuYpHqs7GL- Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 23, 2017Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took third, despite finishing fourth at the flag, after Red Bull’s Max Verstappen — who had passed the Finn with a great overtaking move — was hit with a five second post-race penalty that dropped him to fourth.advertisementAP Photo”It is an appalling decision. They have robbed all of the fans here,” raged Red Bull principal Christian Horner as Verstappen left the pre-podium room.”It was a great grand prix and they have screwed it up.”???!!! #USGP ??º?? #F1 pic.twitter.com/f3YH8OETC1- Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 22, 2017Hamilton had started on pole position, waved away for the formation lap by Bolt after an extended pre-race presentation reflecting the sport’s new U.S. ownership and desire to jazz things up.Celebrity boxing title fight announcer Michael Buffer gave his long and resonant call of ‘Let’s get ready to rumble’, after announcing the drivers to the crowd one by one, and the battle was on.But it was Vettel who struck the first blow from second place on the grid, beating Hamilton into the first corner as the Briton moved across and squeezed him as tight as he could without making contact.Six laps later and Hamilton was back in front and this time he stayed there.”At the start it was looking good, we got past Lewis, but we had to realise we couldn’t go at his pace,” said Vettel.HAM: “I know a lot of you would like to drive an F1 car. I can tell you that it’s the best feeling in the world” #USGP ??º?? pic.twitter.com/qHzyde6lAa- Formula 1 (@F1) October 22, 2017″We were then in no-man’s land and were not quite sure. We decided to pit again, with a fresh set of tyres, and it was a bit more exciting but overall it was not the result we needed.”The German dropped down to fourth after his second stop but passed Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas with five laps to go and team mate Raikkonen obligingly let him pass.HAM: “Since 2012 this crowd has been growing year-on-year. I think this track is now my favourite” #USGP ??º?? pic.twitter.com/83qxZKD6DW- Formula 1 (@F1) October 22, 2017Bottas finished fifth with French driver Esteban Ocon sixth for Force India and Carlos Sainz, on his Renault debut after leaving Toro Rosso, seventh.Mexican Sergio Perez was eighth for Force India with Brazilian Felipe Massa ninth in a Williams and Russian Daniil Kvyat taking a point for Toro Rosso.last_img read more

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first_imgPakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has been given a leave of 10 days due to ‘a domestic issue’. Malik, who was in England with the Pakistan cricket team will now miss the one-off T20I and the 1st ODI against the hosts.It should be noted that Pakistan are set to play one T20I on May 5 and 5 ODIs from May 8 versus England as part of their preparations for the upcoming 2019 World Cup.The Pakistan cricket team management has given leave to Shoaib Malik so that he can return home to deal with a personal issue. He is expected to rejoin the team in 10 days’ time. Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 29, 2019The PCB will not be making any further comments and fully expects all concerned to respect Shoaib’s privacy. Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 29, 2019″The Pakistan cricket team management has given leave to Shoaib Malik so that he can return home to deal with a domestic issue. He is expected to rejoin the team in 10 days’ time.,” read a release from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).”The PCB will not be making any further comments and fully expects all concerned to respect Shoaib’s privacy.”What this means is that Malik who was part of squads for both the series will now only be able to join the team on May 11 for the 2nd ODI to be played in Edgbaston.Also Read | India vs Pakistan at 2019 World Cup is not ‘war’ but just another game: Shoaib MalikAlso Read | BCCI removes Pakistan cricket related memorabilia from its headquartersadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgUruguay v Argentina Messi, Dybala & Icardi have the firepower to make Sampaoli’s Argentina revolution a success Daniel Edwards @DanEdwardsGoal Last updated 2 years ago 23:12 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(11) Dybala - Messi - Icardi Getty Uruguay v Argentina Argentina Uruguay WC Qualification South America Transfers The exciting trio are set to play together for the first time on Thursday as the Albiceleste face a vital World Cup qualifier away to Uruguay Where Jorge Sampaoli sets foot, however briefly, a revolution tends to follow. The diminutive coach from Casilda, Santa Fe turned Universidad de Chile into the most formidable team in South America in the space of a season, delivered Chile’s first-ever Copa America title and had most of the football world talking about his spectacular Sevilla side, all within the space of two or fewer years work.Now he begins his toughest challenge yet, at the helm of the Argentina national team as the Albiceleste restart their quest to make the cut for Russia 2018. All indications suggest he is preparing a similar shockwave built around three of the most promising forwards on the planet.Argentina 13-2 to beat Uruguay 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The Argentina training base in Ezeiza has been a hive of activity this week. And while Sampaoli has chopped and changed his preferred XI in preparation for every eventuality when the nation step out in Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario for a crunch qualifier against Uruguay on Thursday, one thing seems certain: responsibility for breaking the famously mean Celeste backline will fall on Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, a new trident for a new generation.It is a gutsy call from Sampaoli. In placing his faith in Dybala and Icardi, who between them boast just nine caps and not a single international goal, the coach has ignored the claims and experience of Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero. Icardi in particular had been frozen out of the set-up since 2013, a single cameo at the same Centenario in a qualifying dead rubber his only taste of the national team to date. But it is also a choice rooted in common sense.As the trio showed at the weekend, smashing eight goals combined for Barcelona, Juventus and Inter, Messi, Dybala and Icardi are the most exciting forwards he has to hand, and have all the talent necessary to grab a famous victory and put Argentina’s stuttering qualifying campaign back on track.Jorge Sampaoli Lionel Messi ArgentinaAs the man himself says, however, the choice is about more than goals. Icardi is likely to start as the sole centre-forward on Thursday, with Messi and Dybala supporting him through the centre and drifting out wide as the situation demands. What really gives the Inter captain the edge is his dynamic play, his ability to interchange with the two left-footed wizards in a way the more static Higuain and Aguero cannot. “It’s to do with the analysis of what happened with the national team last time.” Sampaoli explained to reporters this week.”We need a striker who, as well as goals, has the characteristics of an assist-maker. That’s we why called [Icardi] up.”We’re facing a reality in which we are left outside of Russia and, with little time left, we have to take advantage of every virtue in this squad. When we talked with Gonzalo, we told him why we didn’t call him up. We told him that we’re hopeful of there being an argument that he can be with us again.”ARG XIMost eyes, meanwhile, will be on the two playmakers behind him. Messi and Dybala have played precious few minutes together, and the question remains over whether the two will complement each other’s talents, as Sampaoli hopes, or bump heads in a football pastiche of a Three Stooges sketch. Their similarities perhaps go a long way to explaining why a Barcelona move never materialised for Dybala, without a doubt the most talented young No. 10 in world football, but Sampaoli’s tactical hunches have a habit of paying off and there is no reason to believe the pair cannot form a terrifying creative tandem in the final third.The first glance of the Sampaoli era was a positive one. Seemingly invincible Brazil were dispatched 1-0 in June’s friendly, the first blemish on Tite’s otherwise flawless record with the Selecao, before Singapore were blown away 6-0 by a team that fielded five forwards and just two defenders, in a callback to the old W-M formation in days gone by. Now, however, the real work starts, and it does not get much harder than in a packed Centenario baying for blood against its old Rioplatense rivals.Messi, Dybala and Icardi will have to gel fast, aided by a team that by fielding three centre-backs tasked with keeping the newly available Luis Suarez under wraps and using the electrifying pace of Angel Di Maria out wide has one overriding goal: get the ball quickly and cleanly to those who can do the most damage. It will be a tense, nerve-wracking 90 minutes for Argentina – but then who said that revolutions were supposed to be easy?last_img read more

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first_imgTransfers Aubameyang eager to punish Spurs for failed transfer Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 17:14 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Getty Images Transfers Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang The Borussia Dortmund striker is still a little bitter about how a potential move to the Premier League did not go through five years ago Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be fuelled by the idea of revenge when Borussia Dortmund face Tottenham on Wednesday after failed transfer talks with Spurs in 2012.The Gabon striker has previously revealed that the Premier League side approached him five years ago when he was playing for Saint-Etienne before a move failed to materialise, criticising them for things getting “weird”.Spurs 13/10 to beat Dortmund Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Now, Aubameyang has claimed that talks were so advanced that he visited White Hart Lane and Spurs’ training ground.A year after the deal broke down the striker moved to Borussia Dortmund and has been a huge success – including 40 goals across all competitions last season – but he was happy to admit that the idea of getting one over Spurs was an appealing one.”Of course, this is once again an extra motivation,” he told Bild ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash.”In 2016 we progressed past Spurs in the Europa League and I scored three goals in the tie. Of course I want to meet them again.”[Back in 2012] I was in Tottenham at the time, looked at the stadium and the training ground and we talked. But after that, no one stepped forward to see me.”last_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Newcastle boss Benitez: Gerrard wanted Longstaff at Rangersby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has confirmed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard tried to sign Sean Longstaff.Benitez revealed he has kept in touch with his former Liverpool midfielder, who attempted to sign the talented midfielder.”We have kept in touch. Both of our lives are very busy and it isn’t about giving advice but we have had contact to talk football and to talk about players,” Benitez told The Athletic.”In fact, in the summer of last year, Stevie called me about Sean Longstaff.”Rangers were interested and he asked whether they could sign him on loan, but I told him “no” — he’d be staying at Newcastle United.”Some people have said, ‘Oh, Rafa was lucky because of Longstaff’ but we’d been watching him and we were happy with him, we played him in the first-team, supported him and gave him confidence.”Turning Rangers down is proof of what we thought of Sean.” last_img read more

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first_img Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Editors’ Recommendations The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Super Bowl XLVIII is finally here next Sunday, and this year, the Seattle Seahawks are taking on the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and we’re getting ready to indulge in wings, nachos and more. Here’s our guide on what you should wear, eat, drink and if you’re in New York, where you should shop. What to Wear: Your Team’s SweatshirtDenver Broncos Mitchell & Ness NFL Training Room Crew, $59.99 at eastbay.com; Seattle Seahawks Mitchell & Ness NFL Training Room Crew, $59.99 at eastbay.com. What to Eat: Crown Royal Wings·         ⅓ cup honey, SueBee·         ¼ cup soy sauce, Kikkoman·         2 tablespoons Thai chili sauce·         1 packet (0.75-ounce) stir-fry seasoning, Sun Bird·         2 teaspoons crushed garlic, Gourmet Garden·         4 pounds chicken wing drumettes·         3 scallions (green onions), finely chopped (optional)·         ¼ cup chopped peanuts, Planters® (optional)Preparation: In a large bowl, combine whisky, honey, soy sauce, chili sauce, stir-fry seasoning, and garlic. Add drumettes, tossing to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.Set up grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking. Let drumettes stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Place on hot, oiled grill. Cook for 12 to 18 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken to a platter. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and peanuts (optional).What to Drink: BLT (Bulleit Lemon Tonic)BLTIngredients1.3 oz Bulleit® Bourbon2 lemon wedges3 oz. tonicPreparation: Build in a highball glass, serve over iceWhat to Play Your Own Football Game With: Leather Shinola FootballShinola Leather FootballLeather Shinola Football, $135 at shinola.com. Where to Shop: Freemans Sporting Club Super Bowl Sample SaleIf you’re close to or in New York and more into dressing nice than watching the Pro Bowl, head over to Freemans Sporting Club, where it’s the last day of the Freemans Sporting Club Super Bowl Sample Sale, where you’ll find 50 to 75 percent off suiting, outerwear and more. Freemans Sporting Club Super Bowl Sample Sale, through January 26 at 6 p.m., Freemans Sporting Club, 8 Rivington Street between Chrystie and Bowery.  Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racinglast_img read more

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first_imgzoom Croatian ship management company Uljanik Plovidba has disposed of Levan, a 2006-built bulk carrier.The 53,688 dwt ship was delivered to an undisclosed buyer at the Port of Zhoushan in China on February 26.Back in November 2017, Uljanik Plovidba agreed the sale for USD 8.3 million, VesselsValue’s data show.As informed, the disposal is in line with Uljanik Plovidba’s 2030 Development Strategy.Built at China’s New Century Shipbuilding, the Supramax bulker was the oldest vessel in the company’s fleet.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: “Students who are our ambassadors, are capable to spread the awareness about the prevention and control of Vector-Borne Diseases in a positive manner to the people at large. And most importantly they can play a vital role in convincing their parents and even their nearest and dearest for adopting preventive measures to check the water-borne diseases”. This was observed by the Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Preeti Sudan while interacting with the students of Atal Adarsh Vidyalay at New Moti Bagh in New Delhi on Friday. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticShe said that with the aim to sensitize people of all walks of life about the preventive measures for prevention and control of Dengue, Malaria & Chikungunya, the Health Ministry of Government of India had launched a 3-Day intensive drive in the capital city. And added that all possible assistance would be extended by the Ministry to the local civic bodies for combating the water-borne diseases in the city. Stressing upon the need for adopting the preventive and control measures of vector-borne diseases, Preeti Sudan called upon the Delhiites to come forward for extending their active participation and support to the local bodies and make it a mass movement for transforming the capital city into a hygienic, livable and healthy environment. Rashmi Singh, Secretary, NDMC, said that a team consisting of 5 -10 people had been formulated in all 14 zones of New Delhi area, with the aim to check the mosquito breeding in the houses, government, non-government buildings, school, colleges, ministries and embassies.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Aegon Life Insurance, a joint venture between the Netherlands-based Aegon and India’s Times Group, on Friday said its website possibly exposed data of 10,000 customers. The company, however, said it is investigating the matter. This incident was not the result of a hack or malicious activity and Aegon Life does not have evidence that customer information was taken, it said further. Aegon Life Insurance, India announces that a vulnerability on their website exposed information of some Indian customers who had used web forms to get in touch with Aegon Life, it said in a release.last_img read more

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first_imgFREDERICTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $11.4-million in new funding to help protect Fredericton and surrounding communities from future flooding.The federal money is meant to help the New Brunswick capital better protect key transportation systems and municipal infrastructure so essential services can continue during floods.It will also be used to create and expand wetland areas to improve local resilience to flooding.The federal government says in the coming weeks, further spending totalling $120-million will be announced to help other flood-prone regions across Canada and to support climate resiliency and disaster mitigation projects.The funds will come from a $2-billion disaster mitigation and adaptation fund launched in 2017.Fredericton has battled three major floods over the past 11 years, including record flooding in 2018. “In Fredericton, people have seen first-hand the damage and uncertainty caused by extreme weather events,” Trudeau said in a written statement.“That’s why our government is stepping up. By investing in the infrastructure our towns and cities need, we are building safer, more resilient communities, and helping to protect the businesses and services that Canadians rely on.”The government says once complete, the Fredericton project will help protect over 27,500 residents within a 12 square kilometre area.The City of Fredericton says the measures will reduce by 83 per cent the number of people directly affected by flooding. It is also expected to provide long-term savings in recovery and replacement costs.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgOn Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd, for a period of just 24 hours, a new U2 song titled “Invisible” will be globally available via iTunes as a free download to benefit (RED).U2 Announces New Song Invisible Free For 24 HoursFor every download, the Global Fund – via (RED) – will receive a $1 donation from Bank of America with the total donation dependent on how many people worldwide download the track. This new partnership sees Bank of America committing $10m to (RED), and has resulted in a $10 million match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as $1 million each from both SAP and South Africa’s Motsepe Family – bringing the total commitment to $22 million.

“Invisible” is produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Tom Elmhirst. The video for the track is directed by Mark Romanek (Jay Z – 99 Problems; Johnny Cash – Hurt; Nine Inch Nails – Closer), 60 seconds of which will be shown during a Super Bowl ad break on February 2nd, and on YouTube from 8:00pm GMT the same day.(RED) was set up to channel funds to the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria and has already generated more than $240 million since being founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver. 100% of the funds raised by (RED) go to the Global Fund as no overheads are removed.(RED) funds are fighting AIDS in 8 African countries — Rwanda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa – where they pay for AIDS treatment, testing and prevention services, with a focus on ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV and achieving an AIDS free generation. (RED) and its partners – from Bank of America, to Starbucks, Apple and more – are united in a global push to end mother-to-child transmission of the deadly HIV virus by 2015, in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals.last_img read more

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Canteen owners have decided to boycott halal products from April, the All Ceylon Canteen Owners Association said.President of the Association, Asela Sampath, said that the decision was reached as most consumers refuse to purchase halal products. Sampath said that repeated requests to the authorities to address the issue fell on deaf ears and the canteen owners were facing a loss by purchasing halal products and being unable to sell them. ACJU President Rizvi Mufthi said that the halal certification was issued as a service to the Muslims and was not compulsory. The move to boycott halal products comes days after the Bodu Bala Sena called for a complete ban on halal products instead of just removing the logo from products sold locally.The Bodu Bala Sena had said that Sinhalese Buddhists must completely boycott halal products. As a result he said canteens operating on rent in schools and at other public places will stop purchasing and selling halal products from next month. Click here for All Ceylon Canteen Owners Association audio The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said it did not expect the withdrawing of the logo for products sold locally to have an impact on businesses.Susantha Ratnayake, Chairman of the Chamber had said that the halal logo will be imprinted on products sent to some countries like in the Middle East and the Maldives where it is compulsory for the logo to be on food products.The Bodu Bala Sena had meanwhile said that the sales of halal products at Muslim enterprises had dropped by 50 percent as a result of the debate on the issue created by the monks. (Colombo Gazette) The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) had this week said it had decided to withdraw the halal logo from local food products as a result of the tensions which arose in the country recently.Addressing a joint media briefing in Colombo between the ACJU, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and a group of senior Buddhist monks, the ACJU said that the halal logo will not be issued in future for products sold locally.However the logo will be made available as an option for products to be exported to some countries, the ACJU said. read more

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A European Union court has overturned a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks amounted to illegal state support for the coffee giant.In 2015, the Commission ruled that the Netherlands gave tax advantages to Starbucks. That led to Dutch authorities recovering 25.7 million euros from the coffee giant.Both the Netherlands and Starbucks appealed the decision.In a ruling Tuesday, the General Court of the European Union says the EU’s executive commission “was unable to demonstrate the existence of an advantage in favour of Starbucks.”The Commission can appeal against Tuesday’s judgment.The Associated Press read more

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by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 20, 2014 2:00 am MDT Investors hope markets can build on the respectable gains chalked up last week after getting reassurance about the Chinese and U.S. economies.Traders will again focus on corporate earnings as big Canadian companies start to release quarterly reports.North American markets racked up solid gains last week, with the TSX ahead 1.7 per cent while the Dow industrials ran ahead 2.4 per cent, partly because Chinese economic growth in the first quarter came in better than expected. Also, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest regional survey showed that the American economy picked up over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.It was a positive change from the previous week when U.S. indexes sustained sharp losses as traders rotated out of expensive biotechs and technology stocks.The major Canadian reports this week will come from Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP).Teck’s share price has suffered over the last 52 weeks, coming down from a high of $31.25 to a close on Thursday of $24.31, near its 52-week low of $21.11. Copper prices have tumbled 11 per cent this year and coal prices have fared even worse, falling from US$300 a tonne in 2011 to about $120 a tonne.“The base metals remain challenged by the fact that we’re still dealing with a slower global growth environment than we were, which is not great news for base metals,” said Andrew Pyle, senior wealth adviser, portfolio manager at ScotiaMcLeod in Peterborough, Ont.“At the same time, Teck has a relation to coal and there have been indications that we’re dealing with pretty substantial coal supplies around the world, depressing coal prices.”Meanwhile, shareholders in Canadian Pacific will be looking to see if the railway’s results justify the 36 per cent run-up in the stock price over the last 52 weeks.“The results have to be really amazing to validate the trajectory we have seen in these stocks,” said Pyle.“Even if the results are OK, we could still see these stock prices come down simply because of the valuations of this group. The group as a whole is vulnerable to a pullback.”Traders will look to see how severe winter weather impacted the railway in the quarter and how increased petroleum shipments have lifted the bottom line.Other prominent earnings reports this week include telcom Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) on Monday and electronics manufacturer Celestica (TSX:CLS) on Wednesday.It’s a light week for economic data.The primary economic news for the week comes out Wednesday when Statistics Canada is expected to report that retail sales in February rose 0.4 per cent from January, when sales posted a big 1.3 per cent bounce from the poor performance registered in December because of severe ice storms.Economists expect a good chunk of the gain will be driven by higher gasoline prices.The big news the U.S. is March durable goods data coming out Thursday. Economists looked for goods orders to have risen by 1.9 per cent following a 2.2 per cent gain in February. Excluding the volatile transportation segment, orders are expected to have risen by 0.5 per cent. Traders look to another heavy slate of earnings news following solid gain AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUG’s Tain, Turkeyen campuses now digitally connected with teleconferencing platformJune 6, 2017In “Business”Alleged Assassination Plot not properly investigated- RamnarineJuly 29, 2017In “Crime”$956M local Bank fraud: Fingered Manager in custody, assisting investigationsApril 5, 2017In “Business” The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has been called in to probe allegations of theft at the institution’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) department.UG’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith said on Tuesday that he has asked the Police Force to launch an investigation into the operations of the Center for Information Technology (CIT), following the levelling of serious allegations of theft of equipment and misconduct of staff members.According to a release coming out of the VC’s office, the Manager of the Centre and several employees have been sent on leave as an interim measure to allow the investigation to proceed without disruption of evidence, and to preserve a safe, orderly, and professional work environment.  The release said a temporary manager has been identified to oversee the operations of the Centre during the conduct of the investigation. In meeting with the relevant CIT staff and CID officials yesterday, Vice-Chancellor Griffith voiced his commitment to having the appropriate action taken by the Police after the investigation ends.Additionally, the Ministry of Public Telecommunication has been asked to conduct a forensic audit of the CIT operations at the Turkeyen and Berbice campuses and the four centers of the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education located at Anna Regina, Georgetown, Linden and New Amsterdam. The audit begins today.The Vice-Chancellor also briefed the presidents of the two university unions and the students’ society, as well as relevant university leaders on the development. He also wishes to assure the university community that the Centre’s service to students and staff will be normal while the CID conducts its comprehensive investigation and the Ministry of Public Telecommunications undertakes an institution-wide audit of the CIT, which has been plagued with multiple challenges for some time. read more

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first_imgThings like multiple profile support and reduced memory usage are nice and all, but what people really want from their web browser is free booty. No, not that kind — though the Internet is certainly happy to supply it. I mean freebies from some of your favorite web apps.From now until Christmas, Internet Explorer 9 users can score some nice goodies over on The Beauty of the Web Holiday Offers site. Right now, for example, you can take an extended trial of Slacker — three whole months as opposed to the usual one.Upcoming offers are pretty similar, with extended-play free trials of AOL Radio, Pandora, Grooveshark, Flixster, and Hulu Plus on the schedule. Zynga’s tossing in some free virtual horseshoes for the Pioneer Trail fans, and TicketMaster and Fandango will both offer up five bucks towards any ticket purchase.To take advantage of one of the offers, just click it on the main page and then follow the instructions. You’ll need to drag the site’s icon to your taskbar and pin it and then jump through the required hoop when it loads in IE9.It’s actually a great way to familiarize yourself with IE9’s taskbar pinning abilities, which are pretty slick. For example, when you pin Slacker Radio, you can hover over its taskbar icon and use the integrated controls to pause and restart the tunes, skip and ban tracks you don’t like, and hear the ones you do.There  are a couple caveats here, of course. For one, the Holiday Offers are “limited availability” — though specific numbers aren’t given. They’re also U.S. only, and you’ve got to have Internet Explorer 9 installed (obviously) to take home the prizes.More at Beauty of the Weblast_img read more

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first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Annise Parker, County Supervisor Ron Roberts, San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward FacebookTwitter Posted: March 5, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Elected leaders from San Diego and nearly half a dozen cities across San Diego County are being challenged to work together to reduce homelessness.On Monday, in a meeting convened by County Supervisor Ron Roberts and San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward, the group heard from Annise Parker, who was mayor of the Texas city from 2010 to 2016.Like San Diego, Houston also favors a “Housing First” concept, which focuses on moving people into permanent housing, with added services for those who are mentally ill or need extra support.Parker touted the “Housing First” approach and other efforts as key to reducing the number of unsheltered men and women in Houston by 60 percent over a third year period. March 5, 2018 Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, Former Houston mayor shares strategies to reduce homelessness in San Diegolast_img read more

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first_imgOLYMPIA — Higher education financial aid programs may suffer with or without state cuts, leaving college students with fewer options.“They’re not decisions any of us would say we want to do. But in the scope of bad decisions, it has the least impact, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue, said at Tuesday’s meting of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.The purpose of the meeting was to review the State Need Grant and State Work Study program, which is in danger of being suspended under the governor’s budget proposal.Rachelle Sharpe, director of student financial assistance for the Higher Education Coordinating Board, showed legislators the increasing need for financial assistance across the state as enrollment rises along with tuition.According to Sharpe, the number of students requiring financial aid increased significantly during the economic downturn, with a 61 percent increase in the number of students filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid since 2007-2008.Additional strain is placed on these financial aid programs as university enrollment and tuition increase.Washington State University Vancouver has seen an increase in both areas. The branch campus saw a 1.5 percent enrollment surge this year — to 3,143 full-time students — as well as a 16 percent tuition hike.last_img read more

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first_imgVancouver — The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has given the Parks Foundation of Clark County $25,000 through its Community Giving Fund.The grant will restore the Teen Late Night Program on Friday evenings at both Marshall and Firstenburg Community Centers for the 2012-2013 school year. Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation plans for the program to be back up and running by mid-October.Marshall Center’s “SPOT” and the Firstenburg “Zone” provide teens safe places to hang out and make friends. They offer board and video games, pool tables, ping-pong, movies, open gym and more.Teen Late Night is free to all middle and high school age students. Identification is required. Visit http://cityofvancouver.us/parks-recreation after Monday for updated information.The Parks Foundation raises and administers funds through public and private partnerships for parks, trails, and recreational programs throughout Clark County. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and all gifts are tax-deductible. Learn more at http://parksfoundation.us.last_img read more

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