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10 months agoEder: Suning capable of buying Messi for Inter Milan

first_imgEder: Suning capable of buying Messi for Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Inter Milan striker Eder can see Barcelona star Leo Messi moving to the Nerazzurri.Eder is now playing in China with Jiangsu Suning.He told Gazetta dello Sport: “The feeling of Suning being an empire is very clear. They have turned Inter into a family business. When they bought Inter they set goals and that is what they are doing.“They talked about growth, but without promising either the league or the Champions League. Suning can make any dream come true in football, even signing Messi.“If Suning really wanted it they could make any dream come true. The financial factor is important for Spanish footballers too… if Ronaldo came to Juventus…” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Stocks surge as US and China plan trade talks hiring climbs

first_imgNEW YORK — Global stocks are jumping Friday as investors welcomed news of trade talks between the U.S. and China next week and the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring in December. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared about 500 points.China’s Commerce Ministry said the talks will be held Monday and Tuesday in Beijing and market watchers are once again hoping for signs the world’s largest economic powers will make progress toward resolving their dispute. The trade tensions have dragged on for nearly a year and uncertainty over their outcome has dragged down stock indexes around the world.Meanwhile the Labor Department said U.S. employers added 312,000 jobs last month, a far stronger result than experts had anticipated. U.S. stocks have tumbled over the last three months as investors worried that the economy might slow down dramatically because of a variety of challenges including the trade dispute and rising interest rates. Some analysts said investors were acting as if a recession was on the horizon, despite a lack of evidence that the U.S. economy is struggling.“It’s hard to square recession worries with the strongest job growth we’ve seen in years,” said Alec Young, managing director of global markets research for FTSE Russell. “The strong December jobs report is a net positive for stocks because investors’ biggest concern has been slowing growth.”The S&P 500 index climbed 53 points, or 2.2 per cent, to 2,501 at 10:05 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow gained 498 points, or 2.2 per cent, to 23,185. The Nasdaq composite jumped 158 points, or 2.4 per cent, to 6,621.The U.S. and China have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in a fight over issues including Beijing’s technology policy, which Washington alleges is predatory. Last month, President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to 90-day ceasefire as a step toward defusing tensions.Technology companies, banks, health care and industrial companies all made strong gains. Microsoft rose 3.1 per cent to $100.41 and Deere gained 3.4 per cent to $148.96. Retailers and internet companies rose as well, with Amazon up 2.4 per cent at $1,536 and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, rising 2.3 per cent to $1,048. Most of the companies in those industries stand to do better in times of faster economic growth.Stocks in the U.S. were on track to regain most of Thursday’s losses. The S&P 500 fell 2.5 per cent after Apple said iPhone sales in China are falling and a survey suggested U.S. factories grew at a weaker pace. Technology companies took their biggest losses in seven years.Bond prices also changed course and moved sharply lower. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.65 per cent after it plunged to 2.55 per cent Thursday, its lowest in almost a year. That helps banks, as higher interest rates allow them to make bigger profits on mortgages and other loans.European shares recouped losses from a day earlier, with Germany’s DAX gaining 2.5 per cent and France’s CAC 40 rising 2 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 advanced 1.8 per cent.In Asia, Hong Kong’ss Hang Seng jumped 2.2 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.8 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 2.3 per cent on its first daty of trading in 2019 as technology and electronics makers slumped on Apple’s report that Chinese iPhone sales were slipping.Traders cheered a private survey released Friday showing that China’s services sector expanded in December at a six-month high. It came on the back of weak Chinese manufacturing data earlier in the week.U.S. crude oil surged 3.3 per cent to $48.63 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, was up 2.3 per cent to $57.83 per barrel in London.The dollar strengthened. It rose to 108.47 yen from 107.77 yen. The euro fell to $1.1352 from $1.1391. The British pound slipped to $1.2628 from $1.2630.____Associated Press Writer Annabelle Liang contributed to this story from Singapore.Marley Jay, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Foreign Secretary Gokhale to meet Pompeo

first_imgWashington: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale will call on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and meet other senior officials of the Trump administration here on Monday and exchange views on major foreign policy and security-related issues, officials said, amidst tensions between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack.Gokhale arrived in the US on Sunday for the bilateral Foreign Office Consultation and Strategic Security Dialogue with his American counterparts, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson. While his 3-day US trip was scheduled much before the February 14 Pulwama terrorist attack, Gokhale’s meetings with Pompeo and his counterparts here this week are considered significant in view of the escalated tension between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of India’s preemptive air strike on the largest terrorist training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakot in Pakistan and the subsequent developments. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a suicide bomber of the Pakistan-based JeM terror group killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. India has provided a dossier to Pakistan, detailing the role of JeM in the Pulwama terror attack. India has also said that Pakistan has failed to take any credible action against JeM and other terrorist organizations, which continue to operate with impunity from Pakistan. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedState Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino, during his bi-weekly news conference last Tuesday, said Secretary of State Pompeo played an “essential role” in de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. “Secretary Pompeo led diplomatic engagement directly, and that played an essential role in de-escalating the tensions between the two sides,” he had said. According to Pompeo’s schedule for Monday released to the media, the State Department said the meeting between the US Secretary of State and Gokhale is scheduled on Monday morning. “Secretary Pompeo meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Shri Vijay Gokhale at the Department of State,” the State Department said. Protocol-wise, it is quite unusual for Pompeo to meet Gokhale, but over the last few years, the US Secretary of State has met the Foreign Secretary, including his predecessor S Jaishankar. The foreign office consultation and strategic security dialogue with the US are regular high-level dialogue mechanisms to review bilateral relations, exchange views on major foreign policy and security-related developments and coordinate respective positions on issues of common interest, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.last_img read more

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Moroccos Proposed AntiIsraeli Law causes concern in Israel

first_imgCasablanca- The Moroccan government has shown interest in considering legislations that would incriminate any contact with Israel. The proposed legislations caused concern in Israel, mainly manifested in Israeli local press. The online edition of Haaretz, an Israeli, English-language news outlet, devoted, on Saturday an article to this issue. So did The Jewish Daily Forward and Timeforisrael.com. Although it is not yet time to panic in Tel Aviv, signs of acute concern about the implications of implementing such laws in Morocco have already surfaced.  Comments on one of the articles it had previously published on the same topic are evidence of the current controversy the postposition of law has stirred.  According to Jacky Kadoch, president of the Jewish community in Marrakech-Essaouira, this initiative, taken by 5 influential Moroccan parties from the majority as well as the opposition—PJD, USFP, PPS, WFP and Istialql–does not have the slightest chance of being passed in the House of Representatives.“The king will never approve of this law,” Kadosh said. Daily Haaretz’s article stressed the fact that the kingdom is considered “one of the friendliest nations towards Israel in the Arab world.”Kadoch further argued that 45,000 Israeli tourists annually visit Morocco. This was his way to remind the five parliamentary groups behind this project, which he labels as “irrational”, of the detrimental repercussions adopting these legislations would have on the kingdom’s economy.According to the same source, Joel Rubinfeld, co-chairman of the European Jewish Parliament condemns the said bill because it “threatens the opening of Morocco to Israel,” adding that “we must not allow radicalism to take over us. This wave of concern that sprawled Israeli media has already attained Jewish News One, an English news channel which does not hesitate to describe the proposed bill as “anti-Semitic”.The proposed legislations aim to strengthen the legal arsenal against “trade”, “financial”, “banking” and “insurance operations” with Israel. A restriction would also be placed on “the participation of Moroccans, both those residing in the Kingdom or in Israel, in activities held in the Jewish state. Furthermore, this would also affect any sort of meetings held in Morocco by Israeli people. The presence of Israelis, according to the proposed law, would be strictly prohibited, and would be deemed an “offense” punishable by “two to five years of imprisonment and a fine between MAD 100,000 and MAD 1 million.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistributedlast_img read more

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King Mohammed VI Calls for Radical Rethinking of EuroArab Relations

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has called for the necessity of rethinking Euro-Arab relations, stressing “shared visions” for the future and urging European countries to accompany their “Arab neighbors” in their quest for economic prosperity and human development.In a written message read by Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani on Sunday at the Euro-Arab summit, the Moroccan monarch said Europe and the Arab world need to be clear on what they want to build together, what challenges they are facing, and how they are discharging their “shared responsibilities.”Towards a new era for Euro-Arab relations As the Mediterranean region is home to some of the most daunting global challenges but also heralds some of the most promising prospects for “a shared future,” the King argued, there is more than ever the need for “a profound and responsible rethinking of Euro-Arab relations.”The “necessary reevaluation,” the message stressed, should entail an “objective and level-headed reevaluation of current results, reconsideration of axes, defining current and future goals, and improving existing working methods.”The new era of necessary connections and interdependence between states calls for bolder actions to improve multilateral platforms to meet common challenges, especially security and human development.For the Moroccan monarch, however, more than the necessary appeal of multilateralism to “face challenges together,” the brand new Euro-Arab cooperation would involve a more radical vision of collaboration.The radical “collaborative and responsible framework,” he argued, would have more to do with a deep-seated belief in shared interests than the usual—and unreliable—geopolitics of win-win.While the oft-cited win-win rhetoric is bound to change as interests shift and new geopolitical patterns emerge, “a genuine Euro-Arab cooperation” takes into account shared historical trajectories, as well as a common present and future, according to the King.The goal of such an endeavor, he said, is to “elaborate an integrated and coherent project for the kind of future we want for our space [the Mediterranean].”Neighborliness and Arab sovereigntyAlso essential in the Moroccan monarch’s guidelines is “neighborliness,” with an insistence on peaceful cohabitation and the respect of regional commitments and treaties.“The security and stability of the Arab world are threatened by perilous policies and behaviors of some [Arab countries] vis-à-vis others,” he said. King Mohammed VI hinted at the lack of unity and coordinated efforts barring substantial improvement in solving a number of lingering regional crises.But Arab countries are not the sole culprits, the Moroccan monarch suggested.Beneath what is often presented as “Arab conflicts” lie complexities that can extend to diverging interests and ideologies pursued by a host of actors in the region, including non-Arab countries. But such complexities should not dampen the prospects for renewal and peace, argued the King’s optimistic message.“In this regard,” the text continued, addressing the way forward in confronting regional complexities, “there is a need to promote concrete development projects that redefine free movement for persons and investments, while striking a productive balance in responding to common social, economic, and security concerns.”The message added that securing common interests will have positive repercussions far above security and development concerns. It will pave the way for a “prejudice-free shared future” and discredit short-sighted political calculations, according to the King.Most notably, perhaps, the message ended in a tone that suggested that King Mohammed VI, the current chair of the Al-Quds committee, embodies Morocco’s role and significance in pushing towards the brand new Euro-Arab order.“In Morocco, we believe that common management of questions of the immigration and anti-terrorism fight, in whatever forms they take, should be approached with a global and integrated vision based on shared responsibility and the imperative of common development.” read more

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Wind farm behind massive blackout awarded £100000 in compensation day after powercut

Nearly one million homes and businesses were left without electricity last Friday when Hornsea Wind Farm and Little Barford gas-fired station went off grid within minutes of each other. The wind farm which contributed to a massive blackout was awarded nearly £100,000 in compensation after being ordered to reduce its output the day immediately after the power cut, the Telegraph can reveal. After getting back online, National Grid ordered Hornsea to reduce the electricity it supplied the network on Saturday night and Sunday morning entitling its owners, Orsted, to compensation. Although National Grid, a private FTSE 100 company, insisted the decision to cut Hornsea’s supply was not related to any… read more

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Canada wants 80 of our hairdressers

first_imgSuccessful hairstylist applicants will get flexible working hours and excellent industry standard pay the equal of their Canadian colleagues, which is guaranteed by law.“We are looking for stylists with a total of 36 months salon experience and you can continue to develop as a professional hair stylist with continuous on-the-job training”.Read: Over 10,000 visas for Canada are out tomorrow>Read: Canada could outstrip Australia as top destination for Irish emigrants> ONE OF CANADA’S hair salons is recruiting and they’re looking for Irish workers.Diamond Global Recruitment needs to find 80 “outstanding, creative hair stylists to work in both men’s only and unisex salons”, mainly in Alberta.Interviews will take place in Dublin on the 22nd and 23rd of this month, when candidates will get to show off their cutting and styling talents.Diamond Global Recruitment are accepting applications now which can be posted directly on their website.If you get the gigIf you manage to impress and land the job, you’ll be starting in August or September this year.As the jobs are skilled positions, the hairdressers will be eligible to apply for permanent residency after one year of their two year contract.They can then bring over their families as spouses will be eligible to work as well.Managing Director of Diamond Global’s international operations based in Dublin, Alan Daly said,last_img read more

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3DMark 11 launches its time to put your PC through its paces

first_img3DMark have released their latest benchmark software which will bring tech lovers to tears of joy or to tears of sorrow as they find out just how powerful or as the case may be with my PC, just how slow it is! The benchmark from Futuremark is designed to test the latest DirectX 11 enabled hardware with a series of FULL HD tests across six all new benchmark tests. In terms of getting hold of the software there are plenty of options available from the free edition to the top of the line pro edition. Here is a breakdown of all the versions, note you will need at least the following spec to run them:OS: Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7 Processor: 1.8GHz dual-core Intel or AMD CPU Memory: 1 GB of system memory Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card Hard drive space:  1.5 GB Audio: Windows Vista / Windows 7 compatible sound card3DMark 11 Basic EditionThe free edition offers an unlimited number of benchmark runs using the performance preset without expiry or registration.3DMark 11 Advanced EditionThe Advanced Edition offers all presets, custom settings, benchmark looping, unlimited online results storage, offline results management and more for $19.95.3DMark 11 Professional EditionThis is the only edition licensed for commercial use, the Professional Edition unlocks all features including command line automation, the image quality tool, logo-free demo looping and priority support. $995.00Futuremark has released several new trailers recorded at FULL HD to showcase all the tests and the audio visuals from 3DMark 11. Ironically I don’t hold much hope for my PC as even the FULL HD trailer below won’t run on my system! But the vids sure do look nice! Additionally Futuremark have an overclocking compo on the cards which runs until January 4, 2011. It offers $2000 in cash and heaps of hot tech as prizes for highest scores, best overclock, best performance for the price. With a weekly lucky draw there are lots of ways to take part and win.Read more at Futuremarklast_img read more

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Dragon Ball Super May Not Be Coming Back After All According to

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu With Dragon Ball Super going on “indefinite hiatus” in a few days, fans are scrambling to try and figure out if the show will ever return. While a Dragon Ball Super film is coming to Japan these December, Toei Animation hasn’t given any word whether or not the show will return to the air after to movie or ever.A new development has Dragon Ball Super fans more confused and depressed about what’s in store for the show. A recent report confirmed that Dragon Ball Super’s current timeslot will be taken by a new Gegege no Kitaro anime which will run 50+ episodes. Typically, a 50+ episode show consists of big shows that don’t follow traditional seasons. This means that the new Gegege anime might air year-round, instead of part of the year. This leaves doubts as to whether Dragon Ball Super will return to its timeslot or any timeslot at all.Toei Animation refuses to comment whether or not Dragon Ball Super’s story will continue on after the movie. This means that the movie could very well mark the ending of the series on screen. However, Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball, says that the movie will cover the next arc of Dragon Ball Super and that the manga would continue on.Given that none of the Dragon Ball manga hasn’t been made into anime, we’ll more than likely see a continuation of Dragon Ball Super, or maybe even a completely new anime series. With how obscenely powerful Goku and the antagonists are getting, it might be a good thing to take a step back and focus on some of the weaker members of the Dragon Ball universe.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Pellegrini confirms Arnautovic injury

first_imgThe West Ham United player will be out for around a month after he had a hamstring injury midweek in the game against Cardiff CityWest Ham United’s lucky charm Marko Arnautovic was injured after the 3-1 victory over Cardiff City this week.And for the Hammers’ boss Manuel Pellegrini, this is a massive blow to the squad.“We have many different players injured in many different positions, not only the professional players but also the young players [can step in] like Diangana did some months ago,” he told reporters as published by Football London.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“We have other young players who are able to play in this moment.”“We know how important Marko is for our team. We have too many players injured in a month that we have to play seven games and then in January, six more games,” he explained.“But I always have the same answer, we have a squad and it is a chance for another layer to demonstrate why they are here. I was very happy with Lucas Perez the other day that he took his chance and scored two goals.”“So we must continue working with the players that are able to in this moment and that the others can recover as soon as they can,” he concluded about the topic.last_img read more

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Vinicius didnt expect a quick adaptation at Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid youngster Vinicius Junior, gave his very first long interview after Santiago Solari took control of the Spanish squad.Life in Real Madrid for Vinicius Junior has been nothing but frenetic, the young Brazilian star has been given a unique opportunity to showcase his skills at a very early age and he hasn’t disappointed so far.When he first arrived at Real Madrid, ‘Vinny’ was regarded as a player who had discipline problems and didn’t really like following rules due to some behavioral characteristics that he showed inside the pitch while playing for Castilla.During the time when manager Julen Lopetegui was still the boss for the first squad, Vinicius wasn’t given the minutes that the people wanted him to play and some may have thought that he didn’t like the decision-making process from the manager.But the player never complained about anything, he actually proved that he was always happy to just be a part of Real Madrid and he understood that he was maybe too young for a major responsibility within the club.Fortunately for him, Lopetegui left and Santiago Solari took control of the squad soon after. The Argentine manager already knew the type of talent that Vinicius had, which is why it wasn’t difficult for him to grant him a bigger role in the squad.”Prefiero jugar con el Castilla que quedarme en casa”@vini11Oficial lo dejó claro: “Va a seguir siendo así un tiempo”#BeSoccer #vinicius #RealMadrid #Castilla👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽https://t.co/AhKyikuXVC pic.twitter.com/UO0LjUYo9a— BeSoccer ES (@besoccer_ES) November 20, 2018Even though he is still considered a substitute, there is no question that Solari has granted Vinicius with a lot more to do with the major squad and he hasn’t been left out of any list now that the new manager is in the squad on a permanent basis.“I’m having a beginning that neither I, my family, or the people at Real Madrid ever imagined,” said Vinicius on TV Globo. “Everybody knew that we came to Spain with the goal to adapt during this first year, but we managed to do it very quickly. I got to adapt faster thanks to Casemiro and Marcelo.”“I began at Castilla and now I’m having more space in the first squad. I am happy that I started this well and I’m trying to cease all the opportunities that Real Madrid has given me so far.”“Playing for Castilla has helped adapt to the weather faster, it has also helped me adapt to the Spanish style of play because football is very different in Europe. The Castilla players always tried to help me so I could move quickly to the first squad and stay there,” he added.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Vinicius Jr. – Real Madrid pic.twitter.com/LfQydT8wqG— raul guaraná // PINNED (@chancesblessing) November 14, 2018“Since Santiago Solari started coaching the first squad, he has always included me on the list. I have played more minutes and I have even scored a goal with the first team already,” he continued.“But things with Lopetegui were very similar to everything that’s happening right now with Solari. He also gave me a lot of freedom.”“Plus, the club is forming exceptional people who are always taking care of everything that helps me focus exclusively on playing football.”“My family is also taking care of everything that doesn’t have to do with football so I can get to the pitch and not have to worry about anything else that happens on the outside.”“All I have to care now, is about providing entertainment to all the fans that come see me play. I will always try to evolve as a player, but I will never lose my characteristics which are mainly to go on the attack.”“Marcelo and Casemiro are always giving me that freedom so I can do exactly what I did back in Flamengo.”“Not too long from now, I’m sure that I will give Real Madrid the same level of performance that the club deserves and the people expect from me,” he concluded.Real Madrid attacker Vinícius Júnior’s elástico vs Colombia. pic.twitter.com/7nJKaoYd4i— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) November 16, 2018How long do you think it will take Vinicius Junior to completely adapt to Real Madrid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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FBI Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

first_imgDENVER — The FBI in Denver says it is investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area were trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after FBI agents stopped them in Germany. Spokeswoman Suzie Payne says they are safe and reunited with their families.She didn’t give the identity of the girls or any other details.The announcement comes one month after 19-year-old Shannon Conley of Denver pleaded guilty to charges that she conspired to help militants in Syria.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver declined to comment on the latest cases.last_img read more

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India vs Pakistan A great cricket rivalry What a joke

first_imgIndia-Pakistan matches have been rather boring in recent times.ReutersEvery time India and Pakistan face each other in a cricket match, the media starts talking about the ‘great rivarly’ between two teams. The same thing happened before the two teams faced off in the ICC 2019 World Cup. This match was described as the biggest game of the entire event, a ‘final before the final’ and everything else that can be used to denote its superior value compared to every other match.But a serious if somewhat provocative question needs to be asked: Is India vs Pakistan really a great rivalry? Some may say that it has been a great rivalry but has lost its sheen due to the growing gulf between the two sides. But was it ever a great rivalry? Did it ever produce the kind of thrilling encounters that Ashes has done? Has it created the kind of excitement India vs Australia series did?The blunt answer to this is: a big fat NO. India vs Pakistan is not an exciting prospect any more than an India vs Sri Lanka game. In fact, the only Asian team which looks likely to challenge India is Bangladesh. An India vs Bangladesh match is a far more exciting prospect than a game between the supposed arch-rivals. The quality of cricket in India vs Pakistan matches doesn’t justify the hypeReutersReality checkThe fact is that India vs Pakistan rivalry was never that good. It has never really produced the kind of great matches which all the hype would suggest. The Test series in the past between these two teams were notorious for producing boring draws. The reasons are not hard to understand.It is not a rivalry grounded in sports. The reason games between the two teams have evoked such strong emotions is because of the political tensions existing between the two nations since their independence. Unlike Ashes, this rivalry wasn’t born out of a sporting contest. India vs Pakistan was a big occasion simply because the fans on both sides saw these matches as a proxy war between two countries. They saw national pride at stake, in a way similar to, but much more evocative than, the contests between USA and USSR in various sports during the Cold War.But this had a huge negative impact. It meant that the fear of losing was way bigger than the desire to win in both teams. Since losing would be seen as a national embarrassment, the teams and the players were desperate to avoid being guilty of bringing shame on the nation. The fans too, saw it this way. Nari Contractor, former India captain, mentioned in an interview that when he was about to lead his team into a Test series against Pakistan, he received a letter from an Indian fan saying that his team shouldn’t lose, otherwise he would be killed.So, the team playing host used to demand flat wickets where they can bat themselves into safety and avoid losing. The results were highly boring draws where batsmen from both sides used to fill their boots. India’s victory over Pakistan in the World Cup was comprehensiveTwitter/Cricket World CupNot the real contestThis is the difference between Ashes and India vs Pakistan contests. The former involves two teams – Australia and England – trying to win, trying to ‘gain’ the Ashes. Whereas in India against Pakistan, the focus was always on not losing. But over the last few years, India has emerged as one of the fastest growing nations in the world while Pakistan has suffered the ignominy of being seen as a terror state which is surviving on Chinese largesse. This means that Indians no longer think of an India vs Pakistan game as a matter of national pride. Perhaps this relaxed attitude has made Indian teams play with confidence and not fear.If one looks at these matches over the last few years, they have been completely one-sided and devoid of any excitement. The last time these two teams played an exciting game was at the 2014 Asia Cup where Shahid Afridi’s big sixes in the last over against Ravichandran Ashwin sealed a memorable victory for his team. Since then, it has been one lop-sided contest after another.So, let’s end this nonsensical hype of India vs Pakistan. It was never a sporting rivalry and never an exciting one. With India being way ahead of Pakistan in every parameter of growth and being the cynosure of all eyes, a victory on the cricket field is no longer necessary for national self-confidence. Let’s instead focus on teams like England, Australia and Bangladesh. It’s against them that the real fight takes place.last_img read more

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India sends relief for Rohingyas

first_imgIndia sent 53 tonnes of emergency relief supplies for the Rohingya people. File PhotoIndia has sent 53 tonnes of emergency relief supplies for the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh fleeing atrocities unleashed on them by the Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State.An Indian Air Force flight with the relief materials arrived at Shah Amanat International Airport around 1:30 pm on Thursday.Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader received the aid from the Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka, Harsh Vardhan Shringla.Shringla said India will send a total of 7,000 tonnes of relief materials for the Rohingya refugees and 53 tonnes were delivered today. “The rest will come through ships and aircraft.”The relief materials include rice, lentils, salt, biscuits, powdered milk, nodules, soaps and mosquito nets.Each Rohingya will get a 15-kg packet, the Indian envoy said.Chittagong divisional commissioner, Abdul Mannan who was also present here said the relief items will soon be sent to the Rohingya camps in Teknaf and Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar, and Bandarban.Meanwhile, two more cargo flights with relief supplies from Indonesia are scheduled to land at Chittagong airport at 7:00pm, additional district magistrate Habibur Rahman told UNB.“Two more flights carrying aid from Indonesia and one from India will reach the port city tomorrow (Friday),” he added.Meanwhile, three Rohingyas, including an elderly man, who sustained several bullet wounds reportedly during violence in Myanmar were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.The injured are as Abul Quasem, 80, Taslima, 30, and Md Abdullah, 22.last_img read more

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3 vehicles involved in crash in busy Ladysmith street

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Three vehicles were involved in a crash earlier today (July 11) in Main Road.The cause of the crash is unknown at this stage.A Kia bakkie, a truck and a Corsa were involved in the rear-end collision.Public Safety and a towing service responded to the scene.Also read: Woman killed in horror crash at Limit Hill robotsAlso read: Well-known Ladysmith biker dies in crash on Bergville roadAlso read: Update: Tragic death of well-known Ladysmith biker in crash Also read: 2 injured as vehicle rolls near Ladysmith’s Indoor Sports ComplexNo one was injured in the crash.Public Safety conducted traffic control, as traffic flow was obstructed until the vehicles were moved away from the scene.Many motorists and bystanders stopped to see what was going on.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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Costa Rica tourism minister sees no threat from Cuba Nicaragua

first_imgRelated posts:Tourism season kicks off in Costa Rica despite high costs for travelers Central America hopes to draw more European tourists during regional travel fair in Costa Rica Lonely Planet guide documents a changing Central America Travelers in Costa Rica can pay departure tax at airports for 3 more months See also: US to ease travel, trade with Cuba starting FridayThe U.S. Treasury Department posted a detailed fact sheet Thursday on the new travel rules for U.S. passport holders planning a trip to Cuba that go in effect Friday. Fun-in-the-sun vacations are not covered in the eased travel sanctions, but that hasn’t kept Cuba off many U.S. publications’ top destinations for 2015, including The New York Times (Costa Rica didn’t make the Gray Lady’s list this year).Despite what some see as a threat to Costa Rica’s preferred status with U.S. tourists between new offerings in Cuba and Nicaragua, Tourism Minister Wilhelm von Breymann said the land of “pura vida” does’t have anything to worry about, during a press conference Wednesday announcing Southwest Airline’s new routes to Costa Rica.“I think this is still far off,” von Breymann said when asked about up-and-coming destinations siphoning off U.S. tourists from Costa Rica’s $2.2 billion tourism industry. Gringo travelers are the single most important market for Costa Rica’s tourism sector, bringing in an average $2,200 each per visit.“Cuba needs to go through quite a bit of work first, and the same for our neighbors to the north,” the minister said, referring to Nicaragua.Von Breymann brushed off concerns about Costa Rica’s relatively high prices for travelers: “There is a wide market out there. Backpackers continue to visit Costa Rica, and thank goodness they do, because they play an important role in rural and community tourism. And we also have other people who come and spend lots of money for special rooms, exclusive hotels. Each product has its client. We need to continue innovating and improving our service.”The Solís administration said that it has a strategy to continue attracting flights to the country to ease business and tourist travel, including one between Costa Rica and China. Von Breymann said that Costa Rica has seen six new or expanded routes announced in the last two months. On Thursday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry added one more to that list, announcing that a memorandum of understanding had been signed to open new flights between Costa Rica and Singapore.The tourism minister added that Costa Rica boasts a very strong rate of return visitors, with four trips on average.“We need to be innovative and continue professionalizing ourselves if we’re going to continue raising our level of service and products and make it a once in a lifetime experience when people visit Costa Rica. That’s while Costa Rica has always been at the top of lists for returning traveling,” von Breyman said. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Chase Claims 868M in Consumer Relief Credit

first_img Consumer Relief JPMorgan Chase Settlements 2014-10-02 Tory Barringer JPMorgan Chase reports it has completed nearly a quarter of its consumer relief obligations required under a landmark mortgage-backed securities (MBS) settlement last year.According to a report issued Wednesday by the settlement’s monitor, Joseph Smith Jr., the megabank expects to be credited for more than $862 million it provided through various borrower relief measures in the second quarter. Adding in an initial sampling of loans Chase submitted to review its credited relief calculations, the bank claims it has doled out more than $868 million in relief through various means.While the 100-loan sample was validated in July, the second-quarter addition has yet to be approved by Smith’s team, the monitor said.”Chase will not receive credit under the settlement until I am satisfied it has met its obligations,” Smith said. “Therefore, it would be premature to apply the $862 million in new relief.”Under the terms of last year’s $13 billion settlement, Chase is required to provide $4 billion in credited relief through loan modifications, rate reductions, low- to moderate-income lending, and other programs by the end of 2017.The settlement stemmed from accusations that Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual, both of which were acquired by Chase in 2008, misled investors to sell faulty MBS before the financial crisis. Chase is one of a small number of banks that have struck multibillion dollar agreements to resolve residential MBS claims, having been joined recently by Citi and Bank of America.Going by gross calculations, the bank’s internal review group says it has aided more than 46,400 borrowers in initiatives totaling a principal amount of $7.6 billion. Just in the second quarter, that figure includes loan modifications granted to nearly 7,000 borrowers and 39,500 loans granted to low- and moderate-income consumers.Under the terms of the settlement, Chase receives credit in varying amounts based on how it focuses its consumer relief efforts. For example, for principal forgiveness granted on first- and second-lien loans, the bank receives $1 of credit for each dollar forgiven on loans held for investment. For each dollar forgiven on loans serviced for others, only 50 cents of credit is given. October 2, 2014 475 Views Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Secondary Market, Servicing Chase Claims $868M in Consumer Relief Creditlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jan 9, 2019 11:44 am PDT FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Lasseter, the ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief, will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Media. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File) Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation NEW YORK — The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Media.Skydance on Wednesday announced that it has hired Lasseter, who stepped down from Disney last year after acknowledging “missteps” in his behaviour with staff members. In a statement, Lasseter says he has spent the last year away from the industry in “deep reflection, learning how my actions unintentionally made colleagues uncomfortable.”Chief Executive Officer of Skydance David Ellison says he didn’t take the decision lightly. He credited Lasseter with attempting to address and reform.Lasseter had been one of the most illustrious and powerful figures in animation. He was a creative force behind every Pixar release as well as Disney hits like “Frozen” and “Moana.”Jake Coyle, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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