Indian-American Women Break Through

first_imgThey have soared above the heavens into space; they advise a president and lead the nation on international affairs. For their beliefs, they also stand up to a president. They lead a multi-billion dollar iconic U.S. company. They work for the rights of the exploited and the discriminated.They are the Indian-American women who have shattered glass ceilings, all within a generation, and as the world celebrates the International Women’s Day on March 8 they show the power and capabilities of women in a nation where #MeToo highlights anew the struggles women face daily.Read it at News India Times Related Itemslast_img read more

Indian hockey needs a big clean-up, feels Qaiser Mohammad Ali

first_imgFirst, the vastly popular Indian Premier League cast its huge shadow on a preparatory camp of the Indian national hockey team. And then the build-up to the football World Cup, which is set to start on Thursday, further pushed the ongoing hockey World Cup into the background.The point here is not the significance of the hockey World Cup or the negligible media coverage it received this time around. It’s the abysmal performance of the Indian team that once again brought disappointment to the receding hockey fan base in the country.The Indian men’s team, which is currently ranked a lowly ninth in the world, began as usual on the wrong foot, with a defeat, and then failed to make it to the semi-finals. Now, the team is even struggling to play for pride.Why has hockey, which fetched India eight Olympic gold medals when selfishness among administrators and players is believed to have been much less, slipped into a quagmire? The reasons are many, and it doesn’t require rocket science to uncover them.Honesty and selflessness are the most important aspect for any project or blueprint to succeed. Things like focus, hard work and determination follow automatically when you are honest and unselfish. If these two ingredients are there, scientific planning, use of technology, and infrastructure etc. would also be beneficial.We have lived far too long in the past. It has suited successive administrative set-ups to easily make a fool of fans for many years by invoking the era that fetched eight Olympic gold medals whenever the team didn’t perform up to expectations. They don’t mention the fact that India hasn’t won a World Cup in 39 years and an Olympic gold in the 34 years.advertisementSo, let’s live in the present. Sentiments will take Indian hockey only backwards, as it has done all these years. But it suits the administrators perfectly if fans continue to live in the past and don’t question the current failures.Distributing one-time benefit purses to the great players, strategically just before a World Cup, would not improve the performance of the present team. Make no mistake, this doesn’t mean that that the greats don’t deserve the honour.Or a few minutes of pep talk by a Sachin Tendulkar wouldn’t alter the fortunes of a team. Honesty in every sphere of the game – administration, selection, policy implementation, appointment of coaches etc. – is the dire need of today, perhaps more than ever in the annals of Indian hockey. Let’s run a reality check on all these issues – and above all accountability. But it won’t happen because many people who run the game fear it might expose them, and therefore successive dispensations have got away with murder, so to say. Unfortunately, the media scrutiny of hockey administrators has proportionally lessened over the years, and this suits them perfectly.Few seem to be worried or bothered about the performance of the team. Same would happen this time. When the defeated team returns in a few days from the Netherlands, sports fans would already be drowned in World Cup football fever. Few – including the Sports Authority of India, which provides all the infrastructure and fat salaries of coaches employed by Hockey India – would make an effort to ask tough questions of the people in responsible positions, the coaches, and the players. “Today, hardly anything is done in a proper manner. For example, the selection of selectors is not fair while players are virtually elected these days, not selected,” a top coach told Mail Today. “Although the Hockey India website claims it has drawn out a Long-Term Development Programme, we’ve not been given any.”Both good work and rot start at the top. What we need are clean administrators who quit if teams fail, honest selection of players, accountability and, above all, transparency in all spheres. Selflessness, did someone say that?last_img read more

It’s not just Montenegro – there’s still racism in English football

first_imgI have got a friend called Bernie. Like me, he is a supporter of West Bromwich Albion. He runs gyms in prisons; he can look after himself. He is black, and remembers that our club was something of a pioneer in the British game in the 70s, with three magnificent black players: Brendon Batson, Laurie Cunningham and Cyrille Regis.Like Raheem Sterling and other England players in Montenegro this week, Batson, Cunningham and Regis endured racist abuse. Back then, fans made monkey noises, used unspeakable words, threw bananas and other associated horrors. Bernie was in the crowd in those days. The players were outnumbered 10 or 20 to one on the pitch, but for black fans such as Bernie, it was thousands to one. “That must have been awful,” I said to him.“No, actually I preferred it.”“What?”“Because, back then, you knew who the racists were, by what they were shouting or throwing. Now people don’t do that. But I look around and know there are some people thinking the same things. I just don’t know which ones they are.”As John Barnes and others have said this week, racism in football is about a lot more than language. Shamefully, there is still racist behaviour at our football grounds. When it is identified, it makes national news. Yet, as Barnes says, what is less spoken about is that while at least a quarter of professional footballers are black, there is barely a handful of black managers, and even fewer black football executives.Regis had a view on why this is. A year before he died, still angry to his boots, he told me: “The truth is that white men – and, to be honest, some black men – don’t like being bossed around by black men. It’s OK for players to be black, because, at the end of the day, they’re shop-floor workers, but the management seems to have to be white.”Plainly, outside football, the numbers are just as stark. Black and minority ethnic (BAME) people are significantly underrepresented in parliament and in our boardrooms. Look, too, at the Windrush scandal. And look at the unconscious bias found against BAME people across Britain by this paper in December: 38% have been wrongly suspected of shoplifting in the past five years, compared with 14% of white people. As many as 12% had racist language thrown at them in a month before the study, which rose to 43% in the previous five years.Back in 1964, one Birmingham-based man got, I suspect, to the hideous nub of it. Go on iPlayer and find Colony, a brilliant documentary about West Indian immigrants. At 34 minutes in, you will see a black man, in devastating close-up, tell a white man: “You can be walking with me, talking with me, having a drink with me, or invite me to your house. But the fact still remains you have a little complex – that you’re better than me.”Bernie gets the final word. He texted me to say that while there are obvious problems in Montenegro, we shouldn’t be so complacent that it doesn’t happen in this country. “We’re going backwards over here,” he wrote. I’ll buy Bernie a drink at West Brom tomorrow night. I’m dreading hearing all about it. Support The Guardian comment Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Race Reuse this content West Bromwich Albioncenter_img Share on Facebook Topics Share on Twitter Opinion Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Uefa president decries racist abuse ‘disaster’ during England game Read more Englandlast_img read more

Ancelotti: Hamsik wants to leave Napoli

first_imgMarek Hamsik is on the verge of leaving Napoli, head coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed, with a move to China seemingly on the horizon.Napoli captain Hamsik, who is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer and appearance maker, has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League for some time, with Dalian Yifang reportedly favourites to secure his signature.And a move now looks to be edging closer, with Ancelotti confirming that Hamsik – who played 74 minutes of Napoli’s 3-0 win over Sampdoria in Serie A on Saturday – wants to leave Stadio San Paolo. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “There are negotiations ongoing, we have to evaluate along with the player,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport.”The club has huge respect for this player, as he wrote history with Napoli, but if he wants to have another experience, we tend to want to make him happy.”There are talks. We are not hiding anything. As far as I and the club are concerned, if the player wants to try this new experience, we are inclined to give him what he wants.”17 – Napoli are unbeaten in their last 17 home games in Serie A: a record among teams currently in the competition. Home.#NAPSAM #SerieA pic.twitter.com/RkbdmdlJNc— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 2, 2019 Hamsik, 31, has been at Napoli for over a decade, having moved to San Paolo at the age of 20 from fellow Italians Brescia in 2007.Since then the Slovakia international has gone on to make over 500 appearances for the club, scoring 121 goals – both marks historic bests for the southern Italians.With Hamsik on the pitch Napoli have also lifted three trophies, with the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana adding to Coppa victories in 2011-12 and 2013-14, while he has also helped them to several second-place finishes in the club’s most successful period since the heyday of Diego Maradona and Careca in the late 1980s and early 1990s.last_img read more

New Riff Distilling Announces Brand-New Bourbon Is on Its Way

first_img Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level New Riff DistillingNew Riff Distilling, the distillery just over the river from Cincinnati in Newport, Kentucky (and located next to the largest liquor store in the country, The Party Source), has announced that the brand-new Bottled in Bond Bourbon will be available for purchase starting this fall.This is not New Riff’s first whiskey, but it will be the release distilled by the company. The previous whiskey project, an homage to Cincinnati’s distilling history named OKI (short for Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana), is a sourced bourbon that distillery ages and bottles.New Riff DistillingNew Riff Bourbon is made from a mash bill of non-GMO corn (65 percent), rye (30 percent), and malted barley (5 percent). The water used for the bourbon comes from 100 feet below the distillery in the Ohio River Alluvial Aquifer, a source that is naturally filtered and cool (it maintains a constant temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit), which eliminates the need for artificial (and energy-consuming) chilling processes. It is bottled in bond, which means the bourbon was made in a single distillation season by a single distillery, aged for four years (at least) in a bonded warehouse, and bottled at 50 percent ABV without anything added, such as colors or flavors.One of the keys to New Riff’s approach to distilling is the fact that lead distiller, Brian Sprance, did not come originally from distillation, but instead emerged from the brewing sector (having worked formerly at Boston Brewing Company). The idea behind this, according to consulting master distiller Larry Ebersold, is that a brewer would intimately know how flavors are created during one of the first stages of whiskey-making: fermentation. Ebersold wasn’t wrong.New Riff DistillingOn the nose, the bourbon has butterscotch and oak notes, with some vanilla and rye spice playing second fiddle. On the palate, you’ll find sweet vanilla, cinnamon, clove, and dark berries. A long, spicy finish of mainly white pepper and clove finishes things out.New Riff Bourbon will be available starting this fall and will retail for around $40.For those heading to the Cincinnati area, it’s important to know, too, that New Riff is a founding partner of The B-Line, which promotes Northern Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries, local bars, and restaurants. In other words, if you’re in the area, The B-Line will show you where you can get your whiskey fix. All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Editors’ Recommendations WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskeylast_img read more

Christmas Message 2017 – Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness

first_img This is a time for family, and for us in Jamaica it’s also a time for friends, food and festivities. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Story Highlights Christmas is the time when we relieve ourselves of worldly trappings, of the millstones of our earthly desires, of the grip of our vices, and we give of ourselves as human beings, with charity, love, and peace. It is a time when we recommit to follow the examples of Jesus Christ and strive to be better human beings. As a Government we value all our people and will continue to build partnerships. Throughout 2017 I have been deeply humbled by the outpouring of love and support that Jamaica, has given me, my family and this administration. I am honoured to serve you as your Prime Minister. Merry Christmas!This is a time for family, and for us in Jamaica it’s also a time for friends, food and festivities. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.For many Jamaicans, Christmas is not merely a holiday; it is a holy and sacred celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the saviour and redeemer of the world. The spiritual meaning of the season sometimes gets lost in the festivities.We must always remember that God gave us the gift of his only Son to guide us and illuminate the path to peace and eternal life.The circumstances of His birth are a lesson in itself of the meaning of the season.Christmas is not about wealth, it is not about possessions, it is not about status. We don’t have to be rich to celebrate the true meaning of the season. If the Saviour of the World, the Messiah, can be born in a barn, then:– in the midst of hardship and despair, there can be hope,– our humanity doesn’t depend on our material possessions or status in life,– whatever little we have, we can share with others in need,– our peace, prosperity and redemption, is not a function of the wealth we amass, but on how we treat the least among us.Christmas is the time when we relieve ourselves of worldly trappings, of the millstones of our earthly desires, of the grip of our vices, and we give of ourselves as human beings, with charity, love, and peace. It is a time when we recommit to follow the examples of Jesus Christ and strive to be better human beings.Let us pray this Christmas to become instruments of peace and seek to build a kinder, gentler society.This year was filled with its fair share of challenges, but equally there have been events that give us hope for the future. Our island was built on the spirit of community, togetherness, charitableness, sharing, love and hopefulness.These values have made us resilient in overcoming numerous obstacles.That’s really what Jamaica is all about. That is why people across the world love Jamaica and Jamaicans. Let us never lose sight of the core values of the Jamaican personage.With the spirit of the season, and our Jamaican sense of community, I ask you to remember the poor, the sick, the disabled, the forgotten and marginalized. Make it a point of duty to give to them, to reach out to them, to take care of them. And let it become a routine, not just for the season.Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”Take a moment to remember those who are at work even while others are able to spend time with families. Members of our essential services, our security guards, soldiers, police, doctors, nurses. They are making a sacrifice for us.As a Government we value all our people and will continue to build partnerships. Throughout 2017 I have been deeply humbled by the outpouring of love and support that Jamaica, has given me, my family and this administration. I am honoured to serve you as your Prime Minister.We have engaged in real partnerships, we have had some success on some key issues. We have achieved much together in 2017 but we have much more to do in 2018. From Juliet, the boys, the entire Government and me Merry Christmas and all the very best.last_img read more

Spring Road Weight Restrictions On Horizon For Truckers

first_imgWarmer temperatures will soon bring spring weight restrictions to protect provincial roads. Restrictions could begin near the end of February. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department staff work closely with the trucking industry and Environment Canada to determine the date that will best protect the province’s road surfaces without catching truckers by surprise. “We invest a lot of money in our road surfaces and protecting them is one of our top priorities,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Brooke Taylor. “By the same token, we understand how necessary it is to give truckers as much warning as possible about upcoming restrictions.” The date for spring weight restrictions will depend on weather conditions. When weight restrictions are imposed, a list of roads that are exempt will be published in a number of newspapers across the province. The weight restrictions on heavy trucks are necessary during the spring thaw to help protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather.last_img read more

Rain & strong winds lash city, S Bengal districts

first_imgKolkata: Rain accompanied with strong wind lashed several parts of South Bengal districts, including the city, on Tuesday evening.The traffic in some areas of the city was affected due to the strong wind and rainfall. The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore predicted thundershower along with strong wind in various North Bengal districts in the next 48 hours. According to the weather office prediction, various South Bengal districts are also likely to receive light to moderate rainfall in the next two days. Gusty wind accompanied with rainfall may lash some South Bengal districts during the evening on Wednesday and Thursday because of the cyclonic circulation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSanjib Bandyopadhyay, the deputy director general of Regional Meteorological Centre, said there would be occasional thunderstorm and lightning in various parts of the state in April and May because of the Nor’wester. The temperature in South Bengal districts is expected to remain normal in the two months. The temperatures may fluctuate due to rain particularly in the evening. There is a possibility of rainfall in some Western districts of Bengal in the next 48 hours. Strong wind with a speed of 45-55 km per hour may hit the South Bengal. The intensity of the wind may be slight higher in the Western districts such Purulia, Bankura, Birbhum and West Midnapore. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to a weather expert, the thunderstorm will occur due to impact of the Nor’wester, which is blowing in north-west direction. Similar weather conditions will prevail in North Bengal districts, which may get more rainfall than the South Bengal districts. A cyclonic circulation is witnessed over Bengal, Jharkhand and parts of Odisha. The districts such as Nadia, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Hooghly, Howrah, East Midnapore and the city may also receive light rainfall and experience breeze. While, the districts such as Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Malda, North and South Dinajpur will receive heavy rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm. It may be mentioned here that a gusty wind accompanied by rain swept many parts of the city, including districts in South Bengal in the evening of April 5 and 6. Trees were uprooted at many places in the city because of strong winds. Six full-grown trees toppled in Southern Avenue, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Baroj Road, Fairlie Place, Kalighat Road and AJC Bose Road areas. Train services in various sections of Howrah Division were delayed due to heavy storm and rain.last_img read more

UNs Iraq envoy warns against danger of further conflicts in region

15 March 2007The senior United Nations envoy to Iraq today pledged the world body’s continued support for the war-torn country, especially through dialogue with its neighbours, while warning of the danger that would be posed by any additional conflicts in the already volatile region. “The United Nations is determined to encourage the neighbouring States to develop a sustained and constructive dialogue to minimize the prospect of Iraq’s tragedy being exacerbated by the wider problems of the region,” Ashraf Qazi told the Security Council in an open meeting that saw the participation of over a dozen speakers.“This needs to be encouraged by the wider international community,” he added. “All concerned should do their utmost to ensure that further conflict in the region is avoided lest this sets up a dynamic that spirals out of control.”Mr. Qazi, who has been in talks with leaders across the region, said he had been “repeatedly struck” by calls from them and Iraqi officials for greater UN involvement. “The Government and people of Iraq deserve the best the UN can offer in terms of facilitating reconciliation, as well as refugee, human rights and humanitarian protection processes,” he said.Reporting on recent developments, the envoy said the new security plan for Baghdad had produced mixed results; the number of violent incidents and unidentified tortured bodies had decreased, but “there is a widespread belief that the problems posed by militias are in temporary abeyance” while mass casualty attacks continue.Mr. Qazi noted that re-establishing security requires political progress, and called for the Government “to accord the highest priority to bringing about genuine political reconciliation among the diverse peoples of Iraq without which no security, political or economic process will bring lasting stability to the country.”Looking to the meeting scheduled for tomorrow in New York on the International Compact for Iraq (ICI), a five-year plan for the country’s advancement, Mr. Qazi voiced hope that participants would “agree on tangible steps that would result in the official launch of the initiative, thereby setting in motion a national, regional and international process to assist the Government of Iraq in fulfilling its obligations to its people.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking to reporters earlier today, also said the meeting should spur progress. “By holding this Compact tomorrow morning, we hope that this will give, first of all, a substantially and politically important message to the Iraqi people, so that they will be encouraged to do their own to bring peace and security to their country, and also to give a strong message that the international community is behind them to support their noble efforts,” he said.Also addressing the Council today, Iraq’s Vice President, Adel Abd Al-Mahdi, said the Baghdad security plan was “based on respect for legality” and envisaged having Iraqi security forces to take over the security dossier by the end of this year.“However we do not wish to be overly optimistic; at the same time, we believe that a number of positive results have already been achieved,” he said. read more

The top 10 books on Apple BooksUS

Apple Book charts for week ending September 15, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher)1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – 9780385543798 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)2. The Institute by Stephen King – 9781982110598 – (Scribner)3. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell – 9780316535625 – (Little, Brown and Company)4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)5. The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler & Jack Du Brul – 9780735217270 – (Penguin Publishing Group)6. The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff – 9781501182228 – (Avid Reader Press Simon & Schuster)7. Killer Instinct by Howard Roughan & James Patterson – 9780316422345 – (Little, Brown and Company)8. Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah – 9780345459503 – (Random House Publishing Group)9. If It’s Only Love by Lexi Ryan – No ISBN Available – (Ever After, LLC)10. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – 9780316248679 – (Little, Brown and Company)____The Associated Press read more

Nucléaire Areva renonce à ses exportations duranium en Russie

first_imgNucléaire : Areva renonce à ses exportations d’uranium en RussieFrance – Après les nombreuses actions organisées par Greenpeace pour dénoncer l’envoi de déchets nucléaires en Russie, Areva a annoncé avoir décidé de mettre un terme à ces exportations. Le groupe nucléaire assure toutefois que les pressions de l’association écologiste n’ont en aucun cas motivé cette décision.Depuis des années, Areva envoie plusieurs tonnes d’uranium appauvri vers la Russie, où le groupe affirme qu’il est réenrichi dans des usines utilisant des technologies dont la France ne dispose pas. À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéSi Greenpeace a tenté de bloquer de nombreux convois et mène depuis des mois une campagne dénonçant l’exportation de déchets nucléaires en Russie, Areva dément tout lien entre les actions de l’association et sa décision. “Malgré les explications fournies par le  groupe Areva, la presse du week-end rapporte une affirmation de Greenpeaceselon laquelle Areva aurait décidé de mettre fin aux transports d’uranium appauvri vers l’enrichisseur russe Tenex cette année, suggérant que cette décision serait prise sous la pression de cette organisation anti-nucléaire. Cette affirmation est dénuée de tout fondement” assure le groupe nucléaire dans un communiqué. Et d’expliquer avoir prévu depuis 2006 le non renouvellement de son contrat avec le consortium nucléaire Rosatom dont Tenex est une filiale.Le dernier convoi d’uranium appauvri devrait être envoyé dans les semaines à venir. D’après Greenpeace, au courant de cette échéance depuis des mois selon Areva, ce sont 32.200 tonnes de déchets qui ont été exportées en Russie entre 2006 et fin 2009. Si le groupe nucléaire assure que l’uranium avait pour vocation d’être rapatrié en France pour alimenter les centrales nucléaires du pays, Greenpeace affirme que seules 3.090 tonnes de matières ont effectivement été renvoyées en France après avoir été enrichies en Russie.”La polémique internationale créée ces derniers temps autour de ces exportations a enfin eu raison de ce scandale” s’est félicité Yannick Rousselet, en charge de la campagne nucléaire de Greenpeace.Le 1 juin 2010 à 12:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Former WWE star Vader collapses following match in Japan on Thursday

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest Those articles said he was given 2 years live. It’s only been 5 months since then. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I’m confused. Wasn’t there an article not very long ago that Vader was dying? Former WWE and WCW star Vader (Leon White) is said to have collapsed after wrestling a match at Koruaken Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday. Vader was wrestling in a 6-Man Tag, alongside Keiji Muto and AKIRA against WWE Hall of Famer Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu and Shiro Koshinaka to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Fujinami’s pro wrestling debut. Vader was said to have collapsed immediately following the match when Antonio Inoki came down for a ceremony honoring Fujinami. Vader was able to leave on his own power to the back and attended a party held by Fujinami in the hours following the event. Vader posted the following on Twitter on Thursday night, revealing that the cause for the collapse came due to being dropped on his head early on in the match and downplayed that it had to do with his heart issues he has mentioned that he has been dealing with over the last several months. last night the first match for Fujinamis 45th anneversary show in Tokyo Sold out Did the opening spot with Fujinami I dropped on my head— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) April 20, 2017 April 21, 2017 at 10:30 am Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Kurt Angle Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Videos Articles April 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm Get well soon, Vader. We’ve already lost enough wrestlers & various other personalities this year and it’s not even half over yet. It would be a tragedy to read about another tragic early death. Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Facebookcenter_img Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next 3 COMMENTS Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems April 21, 2017 at 7:58 am TheCyberZon It had absolutely nothing to do with my heart but rather my head&Yes i did collapse in fact I was out cold thank uforld jap Wrest i love it— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) April 20, 2017Vader is scheduled to wrestle on two more shows in Japan this weekend, but it is unclear if he will be wrestling on those shows due to this occurrence. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Michael MacCallum Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Cesaro JFJ Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Pochettino loves House of Cards

first_imgThe Tottenham Hotspur manager loves the Netflix TV series and compares what happens in the show to what happens in footballTalking just before Tuesday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven, Spurs’ manager Mauricio Pochettino believes football is sometimes like House of Cards.The Netflix TV series is famously known for its crude shown of politics.“It’s a weird season but I look so happy now because the new season of House of Cards has started,” Pochettino told ESPN.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Yesterday I watched three episodes.”“I learn a lot from this series. I recommend it. I think it represents very well sometimes how we are. Sometimes football is so political, and it’s going in this direction,” he added.“Which character am I? I don’t know, it’s difficult to say. It’s dangerous to say this or this one. It’s fiction but it can translate to many businesses.”last_img read more

San Diego rockers Switchfoot touring Europe with Bon Jovi this summer

first_imgSan Diego rockers “Switchfoot” touring Europe with Bon Jovi this summer June 11, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – This summer, local San Diego band “Switchfoot” will be going on tour in Europe with artist Bon Jovi.Switchfoot performed a cover of Bon Jovi’s famous “Living on a Prayer” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s91WsxlOUXA Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 11, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 11:31 PMlast_img read more

Ryanair Is now a good time to invest in budget airlines

first_img Close On October 18, Ryanair (UK Code: RYA) bowed to the inevitable and admitted that the weakness of sterling would hurt profits this year.The airline cut its profit guidance by 5% to between €1.30bn (£1.16bn, $1.42bn) and €1.35bn in the year to March 2017.This announcement follows an 18% drop in sterling against the euro since 23 June (see Chart 1), and a similar profit warning less than two weeks earlier from chief competitor easyJet (code: EZJ), which warned of a £90m hit to profits from the fall in the British currency.Why should a fall in the value of sterling have such a negative effect on these airlines? Because the pound now buys a lot fewer euros, we are all thinking twice about our tourist forays abroad in Europe, where these two budget carriers make their money.Lets not exaggerate, Ryanair is still very impressiveDespite this recent disappointment, lets not forget that Ryanair has still seen profits boom since 2014, on the back of a stellar record of growth in sales. Over this period, Ryanair has overtaken all Europes flag-carrying airlines to become the biggest air passenger carrier by far in Europe, now carrying more than100 million passengers annually (see Chart 2).At the companys guided €1.30-€1.35bn for the year ending March 2017, Ryanairs net profits will still be way ahead of every previous year bar 2016 (see Chart 2).But lets face it, people will still go on holiday in 2017While the currency is certainly off-putting for those of us thinking about arranging our holidays for next year, I honestly dont think that it will stop us going abroad. For one thing, holidaying in the UK isnt exactly cheap either, and the weather is certainly anything but guaranteed to be good.But it does present a challenge to all airlines and tour operators right now, with the risk that a further fall in the pound could trigger further profit warnings in the next few months.According to the Office for National Statistics, we made 67.8 million visits abroad in the 12 months to July 2016, a rise of 7% on a year earlier. And we spent a massive £40.8bn on these visits, a rise of 9% on the previous year.So while we might tighten our holiday budgets and seek out cheaper destinations, we will still mostly fly abroad for our holidays. So, I dont think that this presents a huge ongoing problem for the budget airlines, but rather more of a temporary setback.Also dont forget that there should be an offset from more foreign tourists wanting to take advantage of the cheaper pound to come to visit the UK. The past couple of years has seen a steady increase in the number of overseas visitors to the UK to more than three million per month (see Chart 4), and this could increase markedly in the months ahead.Brexit could have a much larger effect in the medium-term on flag-carrying airlines such as International Consolidated Airlines Group (UK code: IAG), the parent company for British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus. Flag carriers depend much more on business travel for their profits, and so if big businesses relocate out of the UK on the back of Brexit, this would be a more permanent dent in their business.Should we buy Ryanair and eayJet today?Both Ryanair and easyJet present cheap value shares today, post-profit warnings and share price falls. But is it sensible to buy their shares? I personally would wait a little, to see how the pound moves in the short term, as any further fall in the pound could trigger a further fall in airline profits.Instead, think of those exporting companies that can benefit from a cheaper pound to sell more UK-produced goods abroad such as British Aerospace (code BA) in aerospace and defence, Diageo (code DGE) in wine and spirits and Burberry (BRBY) in luxury goods. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Ryanair: Is now a good time to invest in budget airlines?last_img read more

A harmony meal for Bangladeshi migrants indeed

first_imgMarlene Chua, 28 (extreme right) and her sister with their guests on 17 June. Photo source: CNA InsiderAt least eight families of Singapore hosted Iftar or dinner for the Bangladeshi migrant workers, showing a gesture that is considered unprecedented.The hosts prepared the meal and invited the workers who are building Singapore’s roads and high-rises, reports CNA.The Singapore families were said to have been inspired by a video posted by Singapore-based Television channel CNA Insider about life of a Muslim Bangladeshi worker during Ramadan or the month of fasting.The hosts ranged from Singaporeans of Bangladeshi descent to non-Muslims who catered especially for their guests’ halal diet, said the report.“When we saw the video feature by CNA insider, it really struck a chord with us,” Tayef Quader, 30, was quoted to have said.Bangladeshi decent Tayef and his wife Farhana Hossain – who work at a local university — cooked dishes such as chicken biryani and beef tripe curry and invited two guests.“We have never had the opportunity to show them our appreciation and host them at our own home, so we jumped at it. Sharing our meal during this holy month is an even greater blessing,” Tayef told the media outlet.Among the Singaporean hosts were Marlene Chua, 28, a civil servant and Nicholas Yeo, 31, who made sure their guests were received with utmost cordiality, the report said.“My wife, friends and I just set out to treat them like we would anyone else, and it was a great chance to get to know them better,” Nicholas was quoted to have said.Overwhelmed by the friendly gestures from the Singaporean hosts, 32-year-old Shariful Islam was said to have been emotional. A father of an eight-year-old daughter named Fatimah, he was reminiscent of his days she spent with his family back homemany times that night.“I’m missing my mother, my wife, and my daughter Fatimah, I so miss, so miss,” he told CNA Insider, eyes welling up.The hosts said they learnt more about the struggles that migrant workers face in Singapore – but also found admiration for the volunteer work the men did, and “their dedication to improve themselves in spite of the limited free time they have”.To facilitate the home visits at short notice, CNA Insider tied up with two organisations named SDI Academy and the IYC, the latter aims to involve different groups – like migrant workers and non-Muslims – in the Eid celebrations to shatter the people’s negative stereotypes of each other.IYC co-founder Noor Mastura said she hopes participants would become ambassadors to their own communities by this kind of interactions.Amazed by the experience, one of the hosts, Yeo said, she would be glad to do this “on an annual or even more regular basis” and urged more Singaporeans to reach out and invite migrant workers to a meal.last_img read more

Startups Rally for Net Neutrality as Democrats Gear Up for Vote

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The vote is largely a way to get lawmakers on the record about net neutrality in advance of the midterm elections. Even if it passes, it will have to also secure approval from the House, as well as the signature of President Trump, who has given all indications of favoring the FCC’s repeal.But those uncertain prospects didn’t stop net neutrality advocates from once again engaging their supporters. The latest online action, dubbed the “Red Alert,” was organized by Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and Free Press Action, a coalition that had also organized previous online campaigns against the repeal of net neutrality. It was joined by non-profits like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Common Cause and Firefox maker Mozilla, as well as a range of tech startups and media companies including Vimeo, Funny Or Die, Sonos and Pornhub.The action is one of a number of last-ditch efforts to reinstate net neutrality after the current FCC repealed the Open Internet Order in December. Democrats are using the Congressional Review Act, which is designed to give lawmakers a chance to review federal regulations, to force a floor vote to restore net neutrality.Separately, net neutrality supporters are looking to fight the repeal in the courts. Attorneys general from 21 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit in January, and some tech companies filed their own lawsuit in March.The Open Internet order was passed by the FCC in 2015, and barred internet and wireless service providers from slowing down or otherwise discriminating against online services. The goal of these rules was to make sure that service providers wouldn’t give preferred access to their own streaming services, or charge competing streaming services extra for faster access to consumers’ homes. The FCC rescinded that order in December under new Republican leadership.center_img Visitors of sites like Reddit, Etsy, Tumblr, Tinder and Match.com were greeted by a bright red splash page Wednesday that implored them to take action and contact their lawmakers to speak out for net neutrality. This latest day of action coincided with a renewed push by congressional Democrats to reinstate the FCC’s Open Internet Rules.On Wednesday, Senate Democrats filed paperwork to trigger a vote on a resolution to restore the FCC’s net neutrality rules. So far, all 49 members of the Democratic caucus are in favor of the resolution, along with one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, and the Senate’s GOP leadership will have until June 12 to bring a vote to the floor.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), appearing at a press conference with Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and a number of other Democrats, said that he believed passage of the resolution in the Senate would “supercharge the effort in the House.” He acknowledged that the vote would “allow senators to show once and for all where everyone stands.”last_img read more

Game for pain Heres how to benefit from it

If getting inked is on your mind, the India International Tattoo convention [IITC] is just the right place for you. In its second year now, the show puts up the latest trends, fashion and techniques in tattoo art. Seminars, training as well as demonstrations are scheduled combined with lots of music, get togethers, parties, food and fun for the participants and tattoo families. It provides a platform for all tattoo professionals across the country. ‘There are around 40 to 50 tattoo artistes who have come together to learn at this convention. The inter-country participation at the event is a great learning experience. One of the major advantages is that the skills and techniques of the art gets upgraded,’ said Aditi Naithani, a participant and a tattoo artiste.‘Tattooing as an art is interesting. It requires physical labour coupled with mental concentration. Once you indulge in it, you are transfered beyond the tangible and the audible. The more exposure you have, the more your artistic skills grow and conventions like these help to achieve that,’ added the 28-year-old.DETAILAt: Surajkund, FaridabadOn Till: 7 OctoberTimings: 11am- 7.30 pm read more

Oyo plans centre of excellence for training capacity building in city

first_imgKolkata: In a significant stride to extend its footprint further in Bengal, Oyo Hotels and Rooms is planning to come up with a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in Kolkata. The hotel chain also offered to help the state in maintaining a real-time digital data repository for ‘Digital Arrival & Departure Register’.”We are looking to come up with an OYO Centre of Excellence (OYO Skill Institute) by the end of this year as a part of our effort to increase our business further in Bengal. The state government has expressed to lend its support regarding the space needed,” Aditya Ghosh, Oyo CEO India and South Asia said on Monday on the sidelines of Destination East 2019, organised by the CII in association with the state Tourism department. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalWhile addressing the event, West Bengal Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) chairman Debashis Sen welcomed Ghosh’s ideas and said if Ghosh plans to come up with such a facility in New Town then space can be provided on rent. Ghosh maintained that the size of the Oyo training institute would depend on the space. As per officials in Oyo, they currently train about 3,500 people per month from around 26 institutes globally. “West Bengal has been one of the leading markets for us and we approximately have around 7,500 room capacities in this state,” Ghosh added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOyo currently has 1.64 lakh rooms across the country and 4.5 lakh in the world. Expressing his desire to provide assistance to the state government with regard to a real-time digital data repository, he said inflow and outflow of tourists can be managed more efficiently and transparently in comparison to the manual process. State Tourism minister Goutam Deb said the state is joining hands with private companies to come up with new projects at Jharkhali in South 24-Parganas and Sabuj Deep in Hooghly. He also announced of developing an app so that tourists can submit their feedback through it. State Principal Secretary, Tourism, Atri Bhattacharya said the government is emphasising on developing heritage tourism in the state.last_img read more

Lighting That Adjusts as You Watch TV Its Happening

first_imgDecember 29, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When 12 Monkeys premiers as a television show on the SyFy network on Jan. 16, viewers will notice some key differences from the film: the screen will be smaller, the story will be drawn out over months and neither Brad Pitt nor Bruce Willis — the stars of the original 1995 flick — will be involved. But the most interesting change is that viewers have the option of syncing the lights in their living rooms to the action on screen .Related: Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verison’s Vision of a Smart CityThe SyFy channel has teamed up with Philips Hue light bulbs to create lighting schemes that correspond to the show. Through the Syfy Sync mobile app, available for Apple products, each of the 13 episodes will have a “light track” triggered by cues in the soundtrack of the show. Viewers with the Philips Hue smart bulbs and the app will see their lights dim, brighten, or change color at specific times, according to TechDigest.  The two companies have tried this combination before with Sharknado 2. More shows are expected to have light tracks in the future.Related: What Customers Want — and Don’t Want — From the Internet of Things (Infographic)   Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more