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NTPC denies employing Dadri accused

first_imgNational Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. on Sunday denied giving jobs to the accused in the Mohammad Akhlaq lynching case.There have been media reports that 15 of those accused of the lynching at Bisahda village of Dadri in September 2015 have got contractual jobs in the NTPC at the intervention of the local MLA.“NTPC Dadri management categorically denies the content of various media reports regarding contractual employment in NTPC Dadri to the accused of Akhlaq lynching case of Bisahda village. Such reports are false and baseless,” the NTPC’s Dadri plant said in a statement. It said no agreement had been made to give jobs and no employment had been given to them.The NTPC also said that under its corporate social responsibility policy, it is committed to the uplift and development of the nearby communities of its plant.last_img read more

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Tearful Sachin pays homage to Sathya Sai Baba

first_imgCricketer Sachin Tendulkar visited Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh on Monday to get a last glimpse of the mortal remains of Sathya Sai Baba and pay homage to the revered spiritual guru.Sachin, a devout Sathya Sai devotee, was accompanied by his wife Anjali. He was seen weeping as he sat cross-legged beside the body of Sathya Sai Baba. The cricketer sat shoulder to shoulder with hordes of the guru’s devotees.On Sunday, as news of Sathya Sai’s death reached Hyderabad, the captain of IPL’s Mumbai Indians team had confined himself to his room in the team hotel in the city. Reports said that Sachin refused to meet even his team mates and kept a ‘do not disturb’ sign on his door.He will continue to guide and inspire us: GavaskarEarlier, former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had visited Puttaparthi along with his family to pay obeisance to the departed godman on Sunday. Gavaskar, a staunch follower of Sai Baba, had visited the Sai Kulwant Hall for a darshan of his body.Gavaskar later said that Sathya Sai Baba would continue to reside in his heart for ever. “He has left his physical form but he will live in our hearts permanently. He will continue to guide and inspire us despite the fact that his physical form is no more,” he said.Another cricketer and Sachin’s team mate in the Indian Test squad, V.V.S. Laxman was also expected to visit Puttaparthi on Monday.Sai Baba will return in one form some day: YuvrajCricketer Yuvraj Singh expressed his sorrow over the demise of Sathya Sai Baba by tweeting on micro-blogging site.advertisement”Very sad to know Sai Baba has passed away. May his great soul rest in peace! I’m sure he will return in one form some day,” Yuvraj tweeted.Puttaparthi has witnessing a sea of humanity converging for the last glimpse of Sathya Sai Baba. Apart from devotees from all across the country, his followers have been pouring in from overseas as well. VVIPs, including politicians and cricketers, have been making a beeline for Puttaparthi.Sathya Sai Baba’s body will be buried close to his Yajur Mandir residence on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Four held for burglaries

first_imgMumbai, May 24 (PTI) Four suspected history-sheeters were arrested in connection with at least ten house-breaking crimes committed in eastern Mumbai in last few months, police said today.Police recovered 50 grams gold, besides various tools, including a cutter and screwdrivers, used for house-breaking from them.”During interrogation, the quartet confessed about committing 10 house-breaking thefts in Eastern suburbs in past few months,” said Bhandup police station senior inspector, Shripad Kale.The accused, identified as Vicky Pujari (27), Jay Pujari (24), Chandan Singh (21) and Sonu Jacob alias Kalia (21), were arrested from outside Nahur railway station in Eastern Mumbai.Police suspect that more such crimes might come to light during the course of investigation as the accused have several cases of housebreaking registered against them in many police stations of the city. PTI NS NSK UZM SDMlast_img read more

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Ravichandran Ashwin ready to bowl ‘boring’ spells during West Indies Tests

first_imgIndia’s ace spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin won’t mind bowling “boring spells all day” on slow West Indies tracks during the upcoming four-Test series starting July 21.Ashwin, who was rested for the first warm-up game against WICB President XI is expected to feature in the final three-day practice game starting today.”I am looking forward to the game. It will be challenging with the kind of heat and the wicket that are there. Watching the last game, I felt that the wickets were pretty slow. It was a bit of a challenge. I am sure I will have a long haul. I may have to bowl boring lines, chugging away all day long,” Ashwin told bcci.tv.Ashwin feels that one needs to be patient as there will be partnerships on these tracks. (Final chance for India to iron out flaws )”It will be the first breakthrough that will be important and results will then come faster. The West Indies team looks a pretty good side with lot of all-rounders. Even during last match, we saw Mishy (Amit Mishra) bowling 15-16 overs before getting first wicket and then went onto get a few more. The bounce is not there, so boring lines needs to be bowled.”Ashwin said that he is happy to be the leader of the bowling attack, something he relishes. (Kumble’s photography skills in West Indies will bowl you over! )”I take pride in being leader of the pack. There are lot of challenges and advantages. The team will look towards me to deliver and with that comes pressure. I have always maintained that pressure is something that I play for,” he added.advertisement(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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PAOK Snatch Draw from Benfica 1-1

first_imgPSV Eindhoven scored with a minute remaining to beat BATE Borisov 3-2 in the first leg of the Champions League qualifying playoffs on Tuesday.Also, Greek club PAOK put itself in good position to qualify for the group stage for the first time by holding host Benfica to a 1-1 draw, while Red Star Belgrade and Salzburg played to a 0-0 draw.Substitute Donyell Malen scored the winner and his first goal for Eindhoven in the 89th, two minutes after coming off the bench and a minute after Aleksandr Hleb had tied the score at 2-2 for BATE.Hirving Lozano had given PSV a 2-1 lead in the 61st with a curling shot from outside the area. The Dutch champions hope to return to the Champions League after missing out last season.Forward Jasse Tuominen gave BATE an early 1-0 lead, while Gaston Pereiro equalized from the penalty spot in the 35th.In Lisbon, Pizzi converted from the spot in first-half injury time for Benfica before substitute Amr Warda equalized for PAOK in the second half.In Belgrade, the 1991 European champions had to play behind closed doors due to a punishment by UEFA for their fans’ behavior. Salzburg had more possession in the game, but the host had better chances to score. Salzburg is looking to reach the group stage for the first time in 24 years.The second-leg games are scheduled for Aug. 29.The Champions League playoffs continue with the remaining three first-leg games on Wednesday. It’s Ajax vs. Dynamo Kiev, Hungary’s Vidi vs. AEK Athens and Young Boys vs. Dinamo Zagreb.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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2014 NSWTA State Cup Results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners at the 2014 New South Wales State Cup in Port Macquarie. Men’s Open Championship – Canterbury Bulldogs 4 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 3Bowl – Murwillumbah Mavericks 7 defeated Bankstown Jets 6Plate – Hills Hornets 5 defeated Varsity Stingers 1Shield – Northern Suburbs UTS Bears 9 defeated UNSW Bullets 3Women’s OpenChampionship – Canterbury Bulldogs 2 defeated Eastern Suburbs Roosters 1 Bowl – Newcastle City Knights 4 defeated Wallsend Wolves 2 Plate – Wests Magpies 3 defeated Campbelltown Ghosts 2 Mixed OpenMurwillumbah Mavericks 3 defeated Eastern Suburbs Roosters 2Bowl – Wallsend Wolves 10 defeated Penrith Panthers 9 Plate – LBM Rangers 7 defeated Liverpool Lightning 6Women’s 20’sManly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Murwillumbah Mavericks 3Men’s 20’sMurwillumbah Mavericks 8 defeated Bankstown Jets 2Men’s 30’sMurwillumbah Mavericks 6 defeated Wallsend Wolves 5 Women’s 30’sEastern Suburbs Roosters 5 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 2 Men’s 35’s Easts Roosters 5 defeated Penrith Panthers 4Men’s 40’sManly Sea Eagles 6 defeated Jerrabomberra Storm 5Women’s 40’sManly Sea Eagles 6 defeated Central Coast Dolphins 1Men’s 45’sManly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Newcastle City Knights 3Men’s 50’sManly Sea Eagles 5 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 3Men’s 55’sPenrith Panthers 3 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 2Senior MixedPeninsula Piranhas 3 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 2To view highlights, please visit the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksNSW State Cuplast_img read more

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USYNT star Reyna signs with Dortmund

first_imgUnited States youth international Giovanni Reyna has signed with Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga club have announced.Reyna had been with New York City FC’s academy, but the 16-year-old departs the MLS club’s youth side to join the Bundesliga outfit.Goal had previously reported Reyna was to join Dortmund’s academy, though the teenager’s move is still subject to FIFA approval given his age. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare The midfielder, son of former U.S. international, Claudio Reyna, who currently serves as NYCFC’s sporting director, was announced along with Switzerland youth international Bradley Fink.”Giovanni Reyna is the son of former Bundesliga player Claudio Reyna. He plays in central midfield and is without doubt a huge talent,” Dortmund academy director Lars Ricken said in a statement.”We’re delighted that they’ve opted for Borussia Dortmund. Everyone at BVB is convinced that these two transfers show great promise.”Reyna is set to begin in the Dortmund youth sides, where he will look to follow in the footsteps of current USMNT star Christian Pulisic.Pulisic joined the club at age 16 and received his first-term Dortmund debut as a 17-year-old.Giovanni Reyna 🇺🇸 (16) and Bradley Fink 🇨🇭 (16) have joined the Borussia Dortmund U19 and U17 squads, respectively! 📝Welcome to the club, lads 🐝 pic.twitter.com/rFasUbhS0i— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) July 1, 2019He went onto become a key player for the Bundesliga club, culminating in a €64 million (£57m/$72m) sale to Chelsea this past January.Like Pulisic, Reyna was eligible to join Dortmund prior to the age of 18 due to holding a European passport. In Reyna’s case, it was through his mother’s Portuguese ancestry.Reyna has featured at the U.S. youth international levels, starring at times for the under-17 side, after guiding NYCFC’s youth team to Development Academy title.He would then depart the MLS side’s academy for Dortmund at the start of 2019, though the move was not made official until Monday.His father Claudio, was among the starring members of the 2002 USMNT squad that made it to the quarterfinals of that year’s World Cup, narrowly falling to Germany.Claudio Reyna featured in four World Cups for the U.S., receiving 112 caps between 1994-2006.He featured in the Bundesliga in the early part of his career with Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg, before spells with Rangers, Sunderland and Manchester City in England, finishing out his career with the New York Red Bulls in MLS.Claudio has since gone onto management and has been the sporting director of NYCFC since the team’s arrival in MLS.last_img read more

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Arcadia Shipmanagement Disposes of Aframax Oldie

first_imgzoom Greek shipping company Arcadia Shipmanagement has sold Aegean Pride, its oldest Aframax tanker, to an unnamed buyer from China, VesselsValue’s data shows. The 105,300 dwt Aegean Pride was sold for USD 10.5 million, while the market value of the ship currently stands at USD 8.01 million.Aegean Pride was built by South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in 1999.The 16,896 gross ton tanker features a length of 243.8 meters and a width of 42 meters.Arcadia Shipmanagement’s fleet is currently comprised of 16 vessels. In 2016, the company took delivery of three Suezmax newbuildings, Aegean Marathon, Aegean Dream and Aegean Unity, each of them built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), according to VesselsValue’s data.The fourth tanker, Aegean Fighter, is slated for delivery in 2016. Additionally, two more Suezmaxes, Aegean Miracle and Aegean Vision, will join the company’s fleet in 2017, VesselsValue’s data suggests.Earlier this year, the company’s first of six oil tanker newbuildings was submitted for Green Award certification following its delivery in May.Arcadia Shipmanagement revealed its plans to have all of the six newbuildings certified by Green Award.Green Award assesses the quality, safety and environmental protection standards of a ship manager and its ships.last_img read more

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Greek Port to Open the Regions First Shore Power Facility

first_imgImage Courtesy: Lloyd’s RegisterGreece is scheduled to inaugurate the first shore-to-ship electrical supply connection in Eastern Mediterranean on December 20, 2018.The inauguration ceremony at the country’s port of Killini would see the ro-pax Fior Di Levante plug into the first shore power facility in the region.Developed within the European co-funded programme elemed, the cold-ironing project in the port of Killini is expected to achieve a decline in air pollution, upgrade port facilities while paving the way for other Greek ports to become emissions-free hubs in the Eastern Mediterranean region.Along with the opening ceremony, Killini Port Authority and elemed partners would host an event entitled ‘Eastern Mediterranean achieves reduced environmental footprint at the port of Killini’.last_img read more

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dAmico Widens Loss Maintains Very Positive Outlook

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Italian tanker shipping company d’Amico International Shipping (DIS) has widened its net loss in the second quarter of 2019, noting that both the product and crude tanker markets suffered from prolonged refinery maintenances during the period.For the period ended June 30, 2019, the company reported a net loss of USD 18.8 million, compared to a net loss of USD 16.6 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier.Time charter equivalent earnings (TCE) reached USD 62.4 million, rising from USD 59.3 million from the second quarter of 2018, while EBITDA stood at USD 25.5 million.For the first half of 2019, the company’s net loss was at USD 24.3 million, compared to a net loss of USD 20.2 million posted in the same period of last year, while EBITDA increased to USD 47.9 million from USD 10.1 million in the first half of 2018.“The spot market in the first-half of the year suffered from the prolonged refinery maintenance season in anticipation of IMO 2020, which resulted in very low growth in refining volumes of only 0.55 million b/d year-on-year. Despite the subdued freight market, period rates as well as asset values have been gradually improving,” Paolo d’Amico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico International Shipping said.“Looking at the prospects for our industry, we maintain a very positive outlook. In fact, fundamentals are strong, with a favourable supply-demand balance for product tankers. Demand for seaborne transportation of refined products is expected to be strong in the second half of the year, thanks to a rebound in oil demand growth and an acceleration in refined volumes growth, driven by the new IMO regulations.”last_img read more

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Former astronaut Julie Payette sworn in as Canadas 29th Governor General

first_imgOTTAWA – “Through hardship to the stars” is the motto that will guide Julie Payette, the former astronaut who was sworn in Monday as Canada’s newest Governor General.Those words are in the Latin “Per Aspera Ad Astra” on a new coat of arms designed to capture Payette’s essence as a scientist, mother and music lover.Payette, 53, urged Canadians to discover their own strength to help others as she spoke without written notes after being installed as the 29th person to represent the Queen in Canada.Payette, the first Canadian to work aboard the International Space Station and the the second Canadian woman to go into outer space, told an audience of dignitaries and invited guests that Canadians can “truly move mountains” to tackle serious issues such as climate change, poverty, migration and nuclear threats.She also issued a tongue-in-cheek apology as she briefly relied on space references in making her point that Canadians can achieve miracles if they work together, because they are all connected in one way or another.“We are inextricably bound by the same space-time continuum,” Payette said as she stood in front of the Senate’s red throne.“And, sorry, but we’re all on board the same planetary spaceship.”Surrounded by dignitaries including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his cabinet colleagues, Indigenous leaders and about 400 invited guests, Payette was sworn into the mainly ceremonial position by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada.Payette swore the oaths of allegiance of the Governor General and commander-in-chief of Canada and of the Keeper of the Great Seal of Canada.After the oaths, cannons outside the Parliament Building crashed out a 21-gun salute, which could be heard inside.The audience included justices of the Supreme Court in their fur-trimmed red robes, former governors general, several provincial premiers and Payette’s friends and family, including her 14-year-old son Laurier.Payette spoke directly to Indigenous leaders in the chamber in praising their generosity and courage through history and heralding the government’s attempts at reconciliation with the people who taught Canada’s ancestors how to survive the cold and appreciate the gifts of nature.“It is a good thing that we finally decided again to listen to their wisdom,” she said.“We have to achieve reconciliation for the well-being of our communities and for our children,” she added, speaking in Algonquin.Payette was also formally presented with the ceremonial collars marking her as chancellor of the Order of Canada, the Order of Military Merit and the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, as well as head of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.The Montreal-born space explorer credited her parents for supporting her lofty goals, and urged young Canadians to follow their own dreams and work to make them a reality.“There is no magical solution other than working hard and moving forward,” she said.While much of the ceremony was dictated by protocol, Payette herself chose the music, which included a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” sung by Joannie Benoit and Melissa Bedard.The Juno Award-winning Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Choir, of which Payette was a member, also performed.Trudeau spoke of Payette’s flights into space as inspiring moments, calling her a two-time extraterrestrial Canadian.He praised her as a mother, an athlete, a pilot, a scientist and someone who “went where very few others had dared to go.”“Your journey through space and through life may be unique, but the qualities which underpin every one of your successes are not,” he said.The prime minister also took time to thank Payette’s predecessor, David Johnston.“You have made Canada a stronger and a better country.”In his parting statement, issued Friday, Johnston thanked Canadians for the privilege of serving them.“It has been a great honour to serve as Canada’s 28th Governor General, to represent Her Majesty The Queen in this important role within our constitutional monarchy and to give back to this country I love so much,” the former academic said.Payette followed her investiture with a visit to the National War Memorial where the new Governor General laid flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.The new viceregal Coat of Arms, which includes a depiction of an astronaut’s helmet and stars, can be found online at: http://bit.ly/2ySarfA.— Follow @tpedwell on Twitterlast_img read more

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Sugar Ray Leonard Honored At Habitat For Humanity Of Greater Los Angeles

first_imgHabitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Builders Ball took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California last week.Sugar Ray Leonard at the Habitat LA 2017 Los Angeles Builders BallCredit/Copyright: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Habitat for HumanityThis annual event celebrates Habitat LA’s counterparts in the building and real estate industry, as well as partners and donors, who are helping transform the landscape of Los Angeles. It is also an evening to raise awareness and funds to help them reach their goal of empowering families and building strength and stability in communities through homeownership.AWARD RECEPIENTS: • Legendary boxing icon and philanthropist, Sugar Ray Leonard, was honored with the Dream Builder Award for his devotion to the local community and helping those in need build a stronger and healthier future through his namesake foundation.• Hockey Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Kings President, Luc Robitaille, was honored with the Foundation Builder Award for his significant contribution and leadership in creating intentional change in the Los Angeles community with the Kings Care and Echoes of Hope foundations.• Morley Builders, one of the preeminent leaders in the construction industry, received the Builder of The Year Award for their commitment to building innovative, high-quality residential and commercial projects with integrity, pride and dignity.Celebrity attendees such as Tina Knowles, Cookie Johnson, Apryl Jones, Tom Schwartz, Trevor Jackson and many others enjoyed a VIP reception, followed by dinner, a live fund-a-need and special musical performance by Grammy nominated and platinum-selling R&B group, En Vogue.last_img read more

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Report calls proposed air passenger rules inhumane as consultations wrap up

A new report states that proposed rules around air passenger rights are “inhumane” and will deprive travellers of proper compensation.Advocacy group Air Passenger Rights says would-be regulations that allow airlines to keep passengers on the tarmac for up to three hours and 45 minutes are “unacceptable” and grant more than twice the time permitted under European Union legislation.The rules would impose no obligation on airlines to pay customers for delays or cancellations if they were caused by mechanical problems discovered in a pre-flight check, rather than during scheduled maintenance.Group founder Gabor Lukacs also argues the criteria for monetary compensation can be virtually impossible to meet, in some cases requiring passengers to present evidence that is in the airlines’ control.The report, which cites more than 8,000 emails protesting the proposed rules, comes on the final day of consultations on air passenger protection regulations under the Canadian Transportation Act, which passed last May.The Canadian Transportation Agency and an airline lobby group did not respond immediately to requests for comment.The Canadian Press read more

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Annan steps in to boost negotiations on antiterror conventions

Speaking to reporters at a press conference in New York today, Legal Counsel Hans Corell said negotiations were largely complete but agreement was still outstanding on several key issues, including a definition of terrorism. “The Secretary-General will follow this personally now, and the hope is of course that there might be a solution,” said Mr. Corell, emphasizing that negotiations had so far been conducted in a “very positive atmosphere.”The Legal Counsel said Mr. Annan would hold discussions aimed at furthering the efforts of the working group which has been drafting the text. “The Secretary-General has decided to maintain the momentum before the [Assembly’s] general debate here, so he will see some ambassadors this afternoon who represent countries who had key roles in the discussions in the working group,” Mr. Corell said.The need for a definition of terrorism has long been on the international agenda, according to Mr. Corell, who said the issue centres on “how to make clear the distinction between criminal acts under the heading of terrorism and criminal acts that belong to another regime of the law.” “All Member States will have to agree to have as precise a definition as possible so we can settle this matter, put it behind us, and agree that everybody now – all Member States – should join the fight against this scourge,” he said.The draft comprehensive convention, he explained, aims to “prohibit terrorist activities in all their forms and manifestations, and in particular to cover those offences which are outside the scope of the specialized conventions.” The United Nations has already negotiated 12 anti-terrorism binding texts dealing with specific issues, such as hijackings or terrorist bombings. “Ultimately, an important legislative act of this nature is a political matter,” said Mr. Corell. “The lawyers, I think, have done as much as they can, so basically it has to be discussed at the political level.” read more

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SMMT highlights vitality of UKs automotive industry

The UK built more cars in the last five years, than were registered in total across France, Germany and Spain in 2010.Over 50 models of car, bus, truck and van are manufactured in the UK by more than 30 automotive companies.The growing UK automotive components industry is capable of supplying around 80% of UK-based OEM demand.UK car buyers will save £330 million annually thanks to fuel efficiency improvements for 2010 versus 2005 vehicles.UK automotive has an unprecedented level of government support and a renewed focus on automotive careers.The UK automotive is one of the world’s strongest markets with some of the brightest prospects, a fact proven by detailed figures set out by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).In 2010 alone, the UK produced 1.4 million cars and commercial vehicles, representing over 50 different models from across over 30 different UK-based manufacturing sites.“The UK has a dynamic and diverse automotive industry, demonstrating excellence across car, van, engine, bus, truck and coach manufacturing,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The UK exports over 75% of the 1.4million cars and commercial vehicles it manufactures each year and has the capability to supply around 80% of UK-based OEM component demand. The UK has demonstrated its global competitiveness and is winning investment in engineering and design, along with low carbon R&D and manufacturing. This trend should encourage young people to choose careers in the automotive sector.”Underpinned by government’s strong commitment to long-term automotive sustainability, UK automotive continues to deliver safer, cleaner and more fuel-efficient vehicles. Demonstrating efficiency advances, the average new car bought in 2010 averages over 7mpg more than a car bought just five years ago, equating to a £330million saving for last year’s two million new car buyers.UK automotive is helping to create thousands of new apprenticeships in manufacturing through collaboration between industry, the Automotive Council and the See Inside Manufacturing initiative. The Council’s work and the development of skills is crucial to maintain economic growth and to develop the UK’s prominent status in automotive design, engineering and manufacturing.To find out all the latest UK automotive industry facts, download Motor Industry Facts 2011.Automotive industry performanceThe UK built 1,393,463 vehicles in 2010.In 2010, UK car and commercial vehicle manufacturing grew more than 20% compared to 2009.The UK is the fourth largest automotive producer in Europe, building over one million cars and commercial vehicles and over two million engines in 2010.The automotive industry employs over 700,000 people from manufacturing to retailing and contributes £8.5bn added value to the economy annually.Average new car CO2 emissions have fallen 20.3% since 2000 to 144.2g/km CO2. Rolls-RoyceGhost and PhantomGoodwood Leyland TrucksThe DAF, CF, LF and XF truck rangeLeyland ToyotaAuris and AvensisBurnaston, Derby OptareSolo, Temp and Versa bus rangeLeeds Total number of buses and coaches on UK roads90,700 HondaCivic CR-V and JazzSwindon JaguarXF, XJ and XKCastle Bromwich Alexander DennisEnviro bus rangeGuildford Land RoverFreelanderHalewood FordTransit van and minibus rangeSouthampton MG Motor UKMG TFLongbridge Manufacturer Model Factory Vauxhall/OpelAstraEllesmere Port Total number of CVs on UK roads4,129,755 CV PRODUCTION Land RoverDefenderSolihull Vauxhall/OpelAstraEllesmere Port CaterhamSuper 7Dartford Aston MartinVantage and DB9Gaydon VauxhallTrafic, Vivaro van and minibus rangeLuton Morgan4/4, Aero, Plus4 and RoadsterMalvern MINIMINICowley, Oxford Dennis EagleN and W truck rangeWarwick VEHICLES IN USE NissanJuke, Qashqai and Note/ToneSunderland CAR PRODUCTION Land RoverDefender, Discovery, Evoque and Range RoverSolihull McLarenMP4-12CWoking Manufacturer Model Factory LotusElise, Europa, Evora and ExigeHethel Total number of cars on UK roads31,258,197 BentleyContinental and MulsanneCrewe LTITXCoventry Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Jerks boredom ruin OSU football game

I went to my first Ohio State football game Saturday.My friends and fellow editors convinced me that going to a football game would be an invaluable experience, and that as a Buckeye, it was my duty to go to a game. Grudgingly, I accepted.Don’t get me wrong. I love OSU more than anything. It’s just that…I don’t like football that much.I know, it doesn’t make sense; a Buckeye with no love of football. I only get excited about the sport when my baby brother (and when I say baby I mean 6 foot and 180 pound) plays safety.Oh, and I like reading football stories. Sometimes.But I’ve spent the last three years sleeping during football games. I wake up when I hear drunken fans pre-gaming at 9 a.m., and then sleep when they go to the game and campus becomes silent. Or, I run errands because there are no lines. If I’m feeling responsible, I do homework until the game is over, and then party with my friends when they get back, high off the game.This Saturday was different. Sort of.I did not sleep during the game. I convinced my boyfriend (who also is bored by football) to drive here from Cincinnati to come with me.After stealthily infiltrating the C section of the stadium (we had tickets in different sections), we sat down and watched the kickoff.Five minutes later, I was having trouble keeping my eyes open. Walking to the stadium is exhausting.Five more minutes and we scored on an 89 yard return. It was exciting. I stood up for like two minutes.Twenty minutes in, and I was distracted by people who are literally the shame of the University. They are the biggest assholes I’ve ever seen. After kicking people out of their rightful seats to sneak in their friends from another section, they proceeded to take a Wisconsin fan’s hat and slice it into pieces with a pocket knife, all the while implying that he was a homosexual pedophile. They also drove two female Wisconsin fans nearly to tears by calling them sluts, crazy bitches and telling people around them that they have sexually transmitted infections.Go Bucks.Late in the second quarter, my boyfriend was playing with my scarf. I was trying to ignore the world’s largest d-bags and was also extremely thirsty. I dare to say I have never been thirstier in my life. I felt as if I had sprinted an 800-meter dash in Death Valley. Also, drinks are $4.At halftime it appeared as though everyone around me had had something to drink. I became more consumed by my thirst than by the game, marching band or worst damned fans in the land in front of us.Come third quarter, I was snuggled on the couch in my apartment with the game on television, eating popcorn (free!) and drinking an ice cold Coca-Cola ($1!). I also was watching funny Youtube videos of innocent civilians being pwned at various athletic events.Basically, I am the world’s worst football fan. I tried, but I just don’t understand the appeal of sitting through three hours for maybe four definitive plays.Please don’t misunderstand. OSU is my world. Football just isn’t my thing. read more

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Football Former Buckeyes Ryan Shazier and Malcolm Jenkins named honorary coaches for

Then-junior linebacker Ryan Shazier (2) and then-redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby (1) make a tackle during the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 7, 2013, in Indianapolis. OSU lost to Michigan State, 34-24. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAn emotional return of a former player awaits Ohio State fans attending the 2018 Spring Game on April 14.Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who has been recovering from a drastic spinal surgery after having a major injury in a game Dec. 4, will return to Columbus with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins to serve as honor coaches for the scrimmage.“I’m thrilled and I can’t wait to see these two heroes back in Ohio Stadium,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. “The respect and admiration I have for each of these young men is off the charts, and I am so proud for our program and for the Ohio State fans that these players want to come back and be a part of our spring game.”Shazier was injured in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and the injury left him unsure if he could continue his professional career. It also had been reported that he was unable to walk on his own and that he lost feeling in his legs for a time. The No. 15 overall pick in the 2014 draft, Shazier said he is expecting to return to the NFL.Before his injury, Shazier started 42 NFL games and totalled 299 tackles, including seven sacks and seven forced fumbles in four seasons. He also has picked off seven passes and recovered three fumbles. At Ohio State, he was a first-team All-American in his junior season — his final collegiate campaign — and finished with 315 total tackles, 15th-most in program history.Joining Shazier will be Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion who won his second Super Bowl as a Philadelphia Eagle in February. Jenkins has played in the NFL for nine seasons after he was drafted 14th overall out of Ohio State in 2009 by New Orleans. He has made the Pro Bowl twice, and has become known for his social activism. Between his five seasons with the Saints and four with the Eagles, he has appeared in 135 games — started in 127 — with 695 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 16 interceptions, 12 forced fumbles and eight recovered.Jenkins was well recognized during his time at Ohio State, winning the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s top defensive back as a senior in 2008. He was a consensus first-team All-American in 2008 and was first-team All-Big Ten every year from 2006 to 2008. read more

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Barber who gave boy humiliating haircut is sent to jail

first_img“He knows there is no excuse and knows what he has done is fundamentally wrong. The actions were a one off.”Jailing him, Judge Richard Foster said: “This offence was the premeditated humiliation of a 10 year old. It was despicable conduct to treat a child in that way.”He told him: “There is no excuse for what you did. It was a most disgusting piece of humiliation.” The case was heard at Luton Crown Court A barber who gave a ten-year-old boy a “humiliating haircut” and then made him sweep up the hairs from the floor has been jailed for eight months.The youngster, who was said to be “proud” of his hairstyle, was given a number one all over as punishment for trying to use a razor himself.But after being laughed at by others who were sat around him, he felt so humiliated he called the police.When the police arrested Abdulrahim Omar, he accepted what happened saying he had done it to teach the boy a lesson. He said the boy had been using a razor himself and he wanted to teach him that they are dangerous.Omar, 21, of Bedford, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm and was jailed for eight months. He had no previous convictions.Luton Crown Court was told the boy was also made to sweep up his cut hair.  The case was heard at Luton Crown CourtCredit:Nick Ansell/PA Archivecenter_img Prosecutor Alex Radley said: “The young man was proud of his hairstyle and felt that it was important to him. He suffered psychological and physical harm.”Ahtiq Raja, mitigating, said: “Mr Omar recognises he made a grave mistake. He fully understands it now. He is of previous good character and pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and is very, very sorry for his actions. 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.last_img read more

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