Ramlal returns to RSS from BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: In a major change, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday re-appointed BJP national General Secretary (Org) Ramlal as Akhil Bharatiya Sahsampark Pramukh (national co-communications head) and deputy of Aniruddha Deshpande.After the appointment of J P Nadda as working president last month, there was a buzz in the power corridors of the BJP of an organizational reshuffle. The job of national general secretary (org) is coordination between BJP and its parent RSS. It is a practice in Sangh to send its representatives to all associate organisations for coordination.last_img read more

Sheryl Crow Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Ringing Nasdaq Opening

first_imgHologic, Inc. has announced that breast cancer survivor and Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow will join Steve MacMillan, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell on October 3, in conjunction with the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Hologic’s participation in the bell ringing marks the start of a month-long series of national events and media appearances to increase awareness of the Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam, the only mammogram clinically proven to detect cancer 15 months earlier than traditional 2D screenings. The Genius exam also has been shown to reduce unnecessary callbacks by up to 40 percent, and detect 41 percent more invasive cancers than conventional mammography alone.“We are honored to ring in Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our spokeswoman, Sheryl Crow, who shares Hologic’s steadfast commitment to educating women on the importance of early detection,” said MacMillan. “Early detection saves lives, and our hope is that by the end of this month every woman across the country knows that a more accurate mammogram, the Genius exam, finds more invasive cancers, faster, than traditional mammography.”Crow, a breast cancer survivor marking 10 years since her diagnosis, will participate in a series of national and regional media interviews throughout the month. In addition, Hologic teams will educate women at a variety of events in 10 cities across the nation, including Dallas, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Birmingham, AL, and Pittsburgh, PA. The Company also will sponsor American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure walks in multiple markets where Hologic sites are located. Hologic will support these efforts with a national advertising campaign featuring Crow via print, billboard and online ad placements. All campaign materials will drive consumers to a microsite where women can learn more about the technology and find imaging sites offering the Genius exam.“Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram,” said Crow. “Fortunately, it was caught early and I’m now cancer-free. I’m proud to be working with Hologic during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to urge women to take advantage of the best, and most accurate, screening technologies available.”Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams have been available in the U.S. since 2011, and are only available on the Hologic Selenia Dimensions mammography system. More than 100 clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of this exam and in 2015, an estimated 10 million women in the U.S. benefited from a Genius exam. Additional information, as well as a locator to find imaging sites offering the exams, can be found here.last_img read more

Oil and Gas Commission issues BCs first geothermal resource well permit

first_imgVALEMOUNT, B.C. – The BC Oil and Gas Commission says it has issued authorization the province’s first-ever permit for a geothermal energy project.The OGC has granted the permits to Calagary-based Borealis Geopower Inc. to build four thermal gradient wells on its Canoe Reach Geothermal Project, which is located south of Valemount. The company plans to drill geothermal wells to produce renewable power and heat, and the well authorizations allow the company to begin drilling to collect geotechnical and temperature gradient information.The OGC issued the well authorizations on May 29th, marking the first time the Commission has issued a well authorization under the Geothermal Resource Act. The provincial government made the Oil and Gas Commission the provincial regulator of geothermal resources on March 31, 2017. The Geothermal Resources Act governs the development and use of geothermal resources that have a temperature of 80 degrees Celsius or higher, and the Commission has jurisdiction over operational requirements.last_img read more

Relief at last: Thundershowers to lower mercury in city after Tuesday

first_imgKolkata: The temperature in various South Bengal districts will start sliding down from Monday, as there is an expected change to happen in the weather system.The people in South Bengal will get much awaited relief from the scorching summer heat next week, as the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted thundershower in a couple of days from Tuesday. It may be mentioned that entire South Bengal has been under an intense heat spell for the past few days, with the mercury touching 42 degree Celsius in the Western districts. A heat wave has also been sweeping through the districts like Purulia, Bankura, West Burdwan, Birbhum, West Midnapore, Jhargram and East Midnapore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPeople in all the poll-bound districts felt intense discomfort due to the hot and humid weather. Eight constituencies went to poll on Sunday. A senior official of the MeT office said: “The Nor’wester is likely to hit various South Bengal districts on Tuesday, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied with gusty wind. The rain and thundershower are likely to take place in various South Bengal districts, including the city, during the afternoon hours of Tuesday and Wednesday. Rains will push the mercury down by a few notches. People will have some respite from the excessive heat in the later half of the week.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe temperature continued to shoot up to 40-43 degree Celsius in Western districts including Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram and some parts of West Burdwan and Birbhum. In other South Bengal districts, the highest temperature remained between 36 and 38 degree Celsius in the past few days. The average maximum temperature in the region remained high due to the inflow of northwesterly wind into the state from the neighbouring states. There has been little moisture incursion into Gangetic Bengal since, preventing the formation of a storm-triggering system.last_img read more

Iraqi refugees learn the value of laughter at UNbacked workshops

1 August 2008Dozens of Iraqi refugee women living in Syria are learning how to build their self-confidence, develop relaxation techniques and hone their communication skills thanks to innovative workshops organized by the United Nations refugee agency and the group Clowns Without Borders. So far, more than 50 Iraqis have participated in workshops in Damascus, the Syrian capital, that involve theatre, humour and communications, according to a press release issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday. The workshops, part of a UNHCR pilot project, have been conducted by three Spanish members of the international organization Clowns Without Borders and aimed at some of the most vulnerable and neediest refugees from Iraq. The group has also trained three Iraqi clowns who offer daily shows for children at the agency centres in Damascus. Within a few weeks, UNHCR reported, results are already being noticed: many participants say the workshops have allowed them to laugh again for the first time since the war in Iraq began in 2003. One participant said she used to come home from work each day so angry and wound up that she would ask her family to leave her in peace. “But this course has really affected me,” she said. “When I go back home after the workshop my children say, ‘Wow, you have really changed, you smile at us, you play with us.’ Even my young son is saying, ‘Please, I want to join this course with you.’ ” Some participants have been recruited as outreach workers, going house to house in the refugee areas of Damascus to seek out other women to attend the workshops or receive intervention from UNHCR staff for their problems. More than 215,000 Iraqi refugees are registered with the agency in Syria, and about a fifth of them suffer from severe medical conditions. Many others are unregistered, often turning to prostitution or child labour to support themselves. Cristina Aguirre, the team leader of Clowns Without Borders for the project, said many participants had told the clowns that the class is not a “normal” situation. “Normally they are surrounded by noises, screams and people,” she said. “But we want to give them the opportunity to listen to themselves, to feel themselves, in a relaxed environment. By doing this they can gain self-confidence and spread it to others around them.” read more

As newest UN member Montenegro voices hope in multilateralism

President Filip Vujanović said that statehood “represents political freedom, but also a responsibility,” qualities that can be found in the UN and its Charter which promulgate mutual equality and respect among all nations.“Multilateralism as the core of the international system inspires strong motivation and commitment,” the President said, adding that the UN provides a dependable structure to promote peace and security, human rights, democracy, respect for international law and development.Mr. Vujanović also called for a pragmatic reform process at the United Nations. “As a small State, we are particularly interested in strengthening authority of the General Assembly and other main UN bodies.”He added that at the heart of the overall reform process should be transforming the Security Council, taking into account “equitable regional representation, transparency and improvement in working methods.”Regarding the country’s security policy, which is “centered around multilateral cooperation, Montenegro is making a step forward with the aim to create a legislative framework for deployment of our police, military and civilian personnel to the UN peacekeeping missions,” he said. 26 September 2008As the newest United Nations Member State, Montenegro is imbued with a strong sense of political responsibility and committed to multilateralism, the South-East European nation’s leader told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today. read more

Korean Premier to visit Lanka

The Prime Minister of Korea Chung Hong-won, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka and the end of this month, the External Affairs Ministry said.A Ministry statement said that the South Korean Premier is scheduled to be in the country between 28 – 30 August. The Ministry said that the Korean authorities commended on the ability by the Sri Lankan labour force to be integrated into the Korean working culture expeditiously.  Both sides acknowledged that the expat labour community of Sri Lanka is a strong base of enhancing people to people inter-actions between the two countries.Sri Lanka ha also encouraged further the investment opportunities for Korean entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka and invited the participation of top business leaders of the Republic of Korea at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Business Forum which would create a platform for the visiting business community to interact in a regional context as well as seeking more bilateral investment opportunities.  (Colombo Gazette) The Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs, Karunatilaka Amunugama made the request to the 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Korea Kim Kyou-hyun, the External Affairs Ministry said. Meanwhile the Ministry also said that Sri Lanka has requested Korea to extend the quota for Sri Lankan migrant workers in Korea noting the dual advantages generated by the expat labour community of Sri Lanka in stimulating the capacity of both economies. read more

Sri Lankas greater involvement sought within ASEAN processes

Pointing to  the important processes within ASEAN on confidence building measures and Preventive Diplomacy, Ambassador Perera said that these are important pillars which has sustained peace and stability in the region.On Sri Lanka’s partnership with ASEAN, the Ambassador reiterated Sri Lanka’s intention to further elevate, progressively, Sri Lanka’s engagement as a Sectoral Dialogue Partner, while sustaining the dialogue within the ARF framework with emphasis on regional security issues including terrorism, violent extremism, illegal migration and human smuggling, and non-traditional security issues such as environmental and climate-related challenges.Ambassador Perera commended the manner in which ASEAN has emerged as a successful regional initiative and expressed satisfaction at the opportunity to deepen Sri Lanka’s engagement with the region with this accreditation. In this regard, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to ASEAN emphasized the need to progressively create wider economic opportunities for ASEAN’s partners following the landmark formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on 31 December 2015. Whilst noting the good relations which Sri Lanka has nurtured bilaterally in the region, Secretary General Minh appreciated the contribution made by Sri Lanka as a partner in the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). The Secretary-General looked forward to Sri Lanka’s greater involvement within relevant ASEAN processes and invited Sri Lanka for its involved engagement with the Secretariat. ASEAN’s External Relations Division Officials including Assistant Director Phanthaly Chantharathip, Senior Officer Div III Mr. Akbar and Second Secretary Mrs. Dilini Lenagala of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, in Jakarta were associated with the talks. (Colombo Gazette) Ambassador Dharshana Perera whilst appreciating the warmth with which the accreditation has been received by the ASEAN countries, briefed on the important developments, which have taken place in the country, including the critical reconciliation processes currently underway following the re-establishment of peace in Sri Lanka after over 30 years of conflict.He also highlighted changes the Unity Government in Sri Lanka has brought about including: strong political stability; strengthened democracy, rule of law, and, the establishment of effective mechanism for good governance. The changed scenario has given the opportunity for Sri Lanka to recalibrate its engagement globally including with the Southeast Asian region and ASEAN in particular, he said. Sri Lanka’s greater involvement has been sought within the relevant ASEAN processes, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Indonesia said.Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Dharshana M. Perera presented credentials as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to ASEAN to Secretary General Le Luong Minh at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. During the discussion which followed, the ASEAN Secretary General welcomed the accreditation of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka and described it as an important conduit to deepen engagement with ASEAN. He also commended Secretary-General Le Luong Minh’s leadership as Secretary General at the important juncture in the history of the organization. He conveyed the greetings of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera which were warmly reciprocated.  He also pledged the commitment to contribute to strengthen relations between ASEAN and Sri Lanka. read more

Toronto man charged in 2009 shooting death of 18yearold

Toronto police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old man in connection to a fatal shooting that happened seven years ago.Christopher Reauz Shaw, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Tevon Mitchell (pictured below).In 2009, Mitchell was at a birthday party in the area of Rouge Hills Dr. and Lawrence Ave. East when he was fatally shot. Police say a vehicle fled after shots were fired.Shaw is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court today.

American Airlines to add 400 jobs in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — American Airlines says it’s adding 400 jobs at its Tulsa maintenance facility, marking what an airline official calls the largest workforce addition to that base in over a decade.Airline officials told The Associated Press that about 330 of the new positions will be filled by mechanics who have the potential to earn six figures as they accrue seniority. The remaining positions will be offered at a lower salary.The Tech Ops Tulsa facility already employs 5,200 people.The new mechanics will focus on aircraft overhaul, landing gear overhaul for some Boeing planes and engine maintenance for select aircraft.Erik Olund is the managing director of base maintenance. Olund says hiring will take place over the next four months.American Airlines is based in Fort Worth, Texas.The Associated Press read more

UN publication to help countries ensure quality of medicines

Poor quality medicines, besides having no therapeutic effect, can cause death or serious harm to health, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “The consequences of substandard or counterfeit medicines are extremely serious and detrimental to all efforts to control disease and save lives,” Director-General Gro Brundtland stressed. “This is a critical aspect of the struggle for access to medicines, and a fundamental feature of WHO’s work on this issue.”The fifth edition of the International Pharmacopoeia (IntPh) contains specifications for the content, purity and quality of active ingredients in pharmaceutical products as defined by international standards. The publication is part of a comprehensive programme to help regulatory authorities, health services and manufacturers to guarantee the quality of medicines, considering that an average of 10 to 20 per cent of medicines in developing country markets are substandard, WHO said.The IntPh gives priority to drugs neglected by conventional pharmaceutical markets and those for illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries. read more

Snapchat parent rockets higher in Wall Street debut

Snapchat parent rockets higher in Wall Street debut by The Associated Press Posted Mar 2, 2017 9:30 am MDT Last Updated Mar 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The company behind Snapchat is trading sharply higher in its Wall Street debut.Snap Inc. jumped $7, or 41 per cent, to $24 a share.It had priced its initial public offering of 200 million non-voting shares at $17 each on Wednesday. That’s above the expected range of $14 to $16.Snap’s IPO is one of the most anticipated for a technology company since Twitter’s in 2013. That, in turn, had created the biggest stir since Facebook took its first bow on Wall Street in 2012. Twitter is now valued at $11 billion, while Facebook is $395 billion. Snap’s pricing valued the Los Angeles company at $24 billion.Snapchat is best known for disappearing messages. It’s popular with young people, but growth has slowed down in recent months. read more

Spain Must Beat Chile If It Hopes to Advance in the World

I’ve arrived here in Rio de Janeiro for a few days. I know how lucky I am — especially since the match I’ll see later on Wednesday, between Spain and Chile at the Maracana stadium, might be the most important of the group stage. (For more on Wednesday’s other matches, see our Crib Notes.)ESPN’s Soccer Power Index doesn’t have much in the way of a prediction for this game — it sees a Chilean win and a Spanish win as about equally likely, with a draw also a decent possibility. But of course, the match matters greatly for Spain’s chances of advancing.Let’s follow the format we used for breaking down the United States’ chances and consider the rest of the group stage from Spain’s perspective. The nine scenarios I’ll cover detail the possible results of the two games Wednesday in Group B — before Spain kicks off with Chile, the Netherlands and Australia will have completed their match in Porto Alegre (the Netherlands is heavily favored). I’ll list what the group standings will look like at the end of the day after each result — assuming that Spain remains behind on any goal differential tiebreaker because it lost by four goals to the Netherlands earlier in the group stage. (That goal differential tiebreaker makes Spain’s path much more difficult than it otherwise would be and is a big part of why our simulations give the La Furia Roja only about a 25 percent chance of advancing.) I’ll then consider how the final two matches (between Spain and Australia, and between the Netherlands and Chile) might play out.Netherlands wins, Spain wins: Netherlands 6 points, Chile 3, Spain 3, Australia 0. Obviously, this is one result Spain would be happy with. A follow-up win against Australia would probably get Spain to the knockout stage — and there are some cases in which a draw against Australia could, too. Even two wins wouldn’t leave Spain 100 percent safe, however. If Spain beats Australia but Chile beats the Netherlands, three teams would be tied atop the group with six points, and Spain would probably have the worst goal differential.Netherlands draws, Spain wins: Netherlands 4 points, Chile 3, Spain 3, Australia 1. This is more promising for Spain as there’d then be some chance it could leapfrog the Netherlands. Spain would control its own destiny without having to worry about goal differential: Win against Australia by any margin and Spain would make it to the knockout stage. Spanish fans should be rooting for the Socceroos to grab at least one point today.Netherlands loses, Spain wins: Netherlands 3 points, Chile 3, Australia 3, Spain 3. A heck of a mess in the short run as all teams would be tied at three points. However, Spain would still control its own destiny and a win against Australia by any margin would put Spain in the knockout stage.Netherlands wins, Spain draws: Netherlands 6 points, Chile 4, Spain 1, Australia 0. Spain is very probably out. The only exception is if it beats Australia and the Netherlands beats Chile — and the margins are wide enough to swing the goal differential back in Spain’s favor.Netherlands draws, Spain draws: Netherlands 4 points, Chile 4, Australia 1, Spain 1. This scenario is extremely problematic for Spain and probably means its elimination. The best Spain could hope after these results is a tie for second, which it would probably lose on goal differential. Another problem is that even if Spain were to beat Australia, the Netherlands and Chile could guarantee their entry into the knockout stage by drawing with each other. FIFA and fans hate it, but soccer teams have a way of playing for the draw when such incentives are in place.Netherlands loses, Spain draws: Chile 4 points, Netherlands 3, Australia 3, Spain 1. Only marginally better. In this case, Spain can finish in sole possession of second place if it then beats Australia and Chile beats the Netherlands. If Spain beats Australia but the Netherlands draws or beats Chile, Spain finishes in a tie for second and is likely out based on goal differential.Netherlands wins, Spain loses: Netherlands 6 points, Chile 6, Australia 0, Spain 0. Spain is mathematically eliminated.Netherlands draws, Spain loses: Chile 6 points, Netherlands 4, Australia 1, Spain 0. Spain is mathematically eliminated.Netherlands loses, Spain loses: Chile 6 points, Netherlands 3, Australia 3, Spain 0. Spain is eliminated for all intents and purposes. It would have to beat Australia, have Chile beat the Netherlands, and then beat both the Netherlands and Australia on goal differential — not very likely.The short version: Lose to Chile on Wednesday and Spain is almost certainly out of the tournament. A draw and La Furia Roja is in grave trouble: Spain would need a win against Australia by an overwhelming margin and very probably some help on top of that. A win keeps Spain alive, but it remains vulnerable, especially if the Netherlands beats Australia (a 74 percent chance, according to our model).CORRECTION (June 18, 11:56 a.m.): A previous version of this post incorrectly listed Australia as having three points if the Netherlands beats Australia and Spain loses to Chile. In that scenario, Australia would have zero points. read more

US Open Forecast Serena Williams Has a 55 Percent Chance To Win

We’re forecasting every match of the 2016 men’s and women’s U.S. Open tournaments. See our predictions here » Less is at stake in the men’s draw, because of a series of near misses.Had Novak Djokovic won at Wimbledon, he’d be going for his sixth straight major title and trying to become the first man to sweep all four in one year since Rod Laver did it in 1969. But American Sam Querrey upset Djokovic in the third round.If Querrey’s win had sparked a great run, Americans might hope to see the first win at the U.S. Open — or any major — by an American man since Andy Roddick in 2003. But Querrey has lost more matches than he has won since that upset, and we don’t give him or any other American man even a 1 percent chance of reaching the final.If Andy Murray had won in Cincinnati a week ago, he’d be entering the Open on a 23-match winning streak, with the potential to make it 30 by winning his second major in a row. But he lost in the final to Marin Cilic.And if Roger Federer were playing the Open, we’d give him a decent shot at winning a record 18th major title and the first major title by a man 35 or older since Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open in 1972; our rating system thinks Federer is better than every active male player besides Djokovic and Murray. But Federer isn’t playing any more this year; he’s rehabbing a knee injury.1Though Federer came to New York last week to promote a new tennis event with Laver; Federer promises to play doubles with Rafael Nadal next year at the competition.There are still plenty of open questions to answer at the Open. Can Rafael Nadal win his first big event on hard courts in three years and pass Pete Sampras to rank second in career major titles? (We give him a 6 percent chance of doing so.) Will Djokovic overcome the wrist injury that caused him to skip Cincinnati and win his 13th major title, resuming his dominance of the tour? (57 percent) Will Murray win his fourth major title, tying Rosewall, Jim Courier and Guillermo Vilas on the Open-era list and giving him two in the same season for the first time? (17 percent) Can Stan Wawrinka win his third after an inconsistent start to the year? (2 percent) Can Milos Raonic become the first Canadian man to win a major in singles, or can Kei Nishikori become the first man representing an Asian country to do so? (3 percent and 7 percent) If either one does, it’d be the first big title won by a man born in 1989 or later and the first real sign of a crack in the dominance of the old guard of men’s tennis. It could happen, but our model suggests a triumph by Djokovic or Murray is almost three times more likely than a victory by anyone else.Check out our U.S. Open predictions. It took Serena Williams a year to get her 22nd major title, the one she needed to tie Steffi Graf for the most in the Open era. She got it at Wimbledon last month, after tough losses late in the previous three majors. We think Williams has a 55 percent chance to get her 23rd title much faster, at the U.S. Open in New York two months after her Wimbledon triumph.For the first time, FiveThirtyEight is forecasting a tennis tournament. (Read more about our methodology.) And it’s potentially a historic one: Williams is the favorite to win her seventh U.S. Open, which would complete her remarkable run at Graf’s record after turning 30. Williams has younger rivals, including two who beat her in Grand Slam finals this year, but we aren’t giving any of them better than a 9 percent chance at the title. Also looming: Roberta Vinci, the Italian who upset Williams in the U.S. Open semifinals last year but who has beaten only one top 10 player since then. Williams could face Vinci in the final — a round that we think Vinci has a 1 percent chance of reaching.Aiding Williams’s chances is the absence of the two women who have been the most consistent among her rivals over the past five years: Maria Sharapova, the five-time major champion who is serving a suspension for using a banned substance, and Victoria Azarenka, the two-time major champ who announced last month that she is pregnant and will resume playing after her baby is born. Sure, neither woman has beaten Williams at a major in the past 12 years, but you have to stretch to find a big threat to the dominant No. 1. Her toughest competition at this event might be her older sister, Venus, who is the No. 6 seed at age 36 and took a set off her younger sister in a quarterfinal meeting at last year’s Open. Or it could be her tricky first-round match against Ekaterina Makarova, who ousted Serena Williams from the 2012 Australian Open and has beaten top 10 players eight times at majors; we give Makarova a 6 percent chance to win the match. Williams’s other obstacle might be her right shoulder. Inflammation caused her to skip a pre-Open tournament in Cincinnati (our forecast doesn’t directly account for injuries). read more

Ivano Balic not going to Metalurg

baliccervarmeshkovmetalurg Rumours have went out few days ago regarding a possible transfer of Ivano Balic to Macedonian champion Metalurg. However, unnamed sources have spoken that such transfer is impossible, especially since Ivano Balic does not want to play in Metalurg and is not in great personal relationship with Lino Cerver, sources say. On the other hand, Brest Meshkov have had their say. According to the club, money would not be a problem when hiring Ivano Balic, but the problem was that the club is not playing in the Champions League this season.source: vecernji.hr ← Previous Story Kim Andersson joining HSV Hamburg? Next Story → HSV Hamburg signing Fredrik Peterssen? read more

The 7th gala handball summer for goalkeepers in Croatia

← Previous Story Pots for Men’s EHF EURO 2018: Denmark in Pot 2, Norway host in Porec Next Story → Positive debuts for Uruguay and Puerto Rico The seventh summer for goalkeepers all around the globe linked with International Handball Goalkeepers’ Camp in Omis, Croatia, will start in less than two weeks. Beautiful summer’s resort Galeb will host the event, which became world famous by its quality and TOP names in goalkeeping world which attending Camp every summer.Organizers led by  Camp chairman Mario Caljkusic announced that Camp is sold-out with more than 200 participants. Young boys and girls will have chance to work with famous names like Roland Mikler, Mirko Alilovic, Marin Sego, Filip Ivic, Benjamin Buric, Borko Ristovski, but also some well-known coaches specialized in work with goalkeepers like Haris Porobic, Mirko Basic, etc…GOALKEEPERS FACEBOOK PAGE read more

135 million have filed property tax returns so far

first_imgBY MIDNIGHT LAST night, 1.35 million people had filed returns online for the property tax.The deadline for filing returns on the internet is looming, being set at midnight tonight. The helpline will remain open until 10pm this evening, with Revenue having extended the hours as the peak period for filing approaches.The number of people having filed returns jumped from 1.1 million to 1.35 million in less than a day.Revenue has said the onus is on property owners to file their return in time. Those who do not pay face being pursued for a charge.If people do not pay the tax by 1 July, Revenue will deduct it from source, by mandatory deduction from employment income, pensions, certain government payment or even from bank accounts if people do not comply.More than 30,000 homeowners a day were returning their property tax forms up to mid-May, Revenue said.A survey released by MyHome.ie in early May showed that over half of property owners told them they were unhappy with Revenue’s assessment for the local property tax, and that two in five were going to opt for a lower property tax figure than recommended by the Revenue.Last week, anti-Property Tax protesters chained themselves to chairs and a radiator in a public Revenue office.For more details on the property tax, here’s our questions and answers guide.Read: Property tax protesters chain themselves to chairs, radiator in Revenue office >Read: WATCH: Irish MEP rips up property tax form in European Parliament>last_img read more

Duo steals boat trailer from Palmetto Bay home

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two men were recorded on a home surveillance stealing a boat and a trailer from a Palmetto Bay home.Surveillance cameras rolled, Feb. 15, as two men approached a house located near Southwest 74th Court and 144th Street. They then pushed the boat, and then the trailer out onto the street and took off with it.Police said the items are both valued at over $10,000.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Biloxi Looks to Raise Millions for New Gate at Keesler AFB

first_imgThe mayor of Biloxi, Miss., has launched an initiative to finance a new gate at Keesler Air Force Base, an attempt to boost community development as well as shield the installation from a future BRAC round. A new entrance on Division Street would improve access to Keesler, and provide a more secure and attractive gateway, Mayor FoFo Gilich told WLOX.A recent meeting of the committee Gilich formed to advance the initiative was attended by 22 individuals, including state lawmakers and officials. “So we’ve covered all the grounds that we think identify what are the obstacles and each person was truly excited about this thing coming back alive,” he said.Key tasks facing the committee include identifying funding for the project expected to cost between $28 million and $30 million, and detailing the steps needed to move forward.“Keesler’s well situated right now because we have the medical outfit out there. We’ve got the flying mission with the Hurricane Hunters and the Flying Jennies and we’re the headquarters for the Air Force’s electronics training,” city spokesperson Vincent Creel told the television station.“But even with all of those things we have to do everything we can to make sure Keesler is a viable base,” Creel said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Sony eyes Rs 1300 crore in advertisement revenues from IPL 2017

first_imgVisitors at the viewing gallery watching the IPL auction in Bengaluru on Feb. 20, 2017IANSThe 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2017) is likely to rake in more revenues in advertisements, according to Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) that holds television broadcast rights for the cricket carnival that starts from April 5. It has estimated ad income to rise to Rs 1,300 crore from Rs 1,200 crore earned last year (IPL 2016).Read: Ben Stokes is the 2 million dollar man as franchises go crazy over the EnglishmanFor the event, the channel has roped in nine sponsors, including Ceat Tyres, Yamaha Motors and Vimal Paan Masala, while Parle Agro’s Frooti, Yes Bank and Polycab could also come on board.”We are looking at a 10–12% revenue growth. We should touch Rs 1,300 crore. IPL has become a very big property,” the Television Post quoted SPNI president Rohit Gupta, as saying.The title sponsor of IPL 2017 is Chinese smartphone maker Vivo. There are eight teams for this year’s edition of IPL comprising Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians.This will be the first edition of IPL after demonetisation that hit the ad industry in a big way in calendar year (CY) 2016, especially in the last two months. As against a projection of Rs 51,365 crore, the industry ended up with Rs 49,480 crore.The adex (advertisement expenditure) projection for CY 2017 is Rs 56,152 crore, marking a growth of 13.5 percent over CY2016 actual business, according to the Pitch Madison Advertising Report 2017.Apart from IPL 2017, advertisements by political parties contesting elections in the five states is also expected to contribute to an increase in ad business. The biggest story of the IPL auction, which took place in Bengaluru on Monday, February 20, was that star Indian bowler Ishant Sharma remained unsold. Having a base price of Rs 2 crore, it was initially thought that the lanky bowler, who got married last year, would be the reason for a bidding war among the IPL franchisees.The 28-year-old’s name was put forward twice by IPL auctioneer Richard Madley, but rejected. Sanjeev Goenka, owner of IPL team Rising Pune Supergiants during the players auction at the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bengaluru on Feb. 20, 2017IANSlast_img read more