After a gap of over 15 years, Madhya Pradesh is likely to witness student union polls in September-October. The Kamal Nath-led government is keen to hold the polls in around 1,300 universities across the State.State Higher Education Minister Jitu Patwari confirmed this and said the government was in favour of students directly electing their representatives.“The elections might take place in September-October and the government will ensure that the polls are conducted peacefully,” he said.Indirect elections The student union polls were discontinued in Madhya Pradesh in 2003 by the then BJP government. However, it allowed indirect ways of holding the elections till 2006. The students could chose their leaders in the class who elected the leaders for the student bodies. But this was also discontinued following the death of Professor H.S. Sabharwal during the elections in 2006. Prof. Sabharwal (59), head of the department of Political Science at Madhav College in Ujjain, was attacked by a mob of 25 to 30 students on August 26, 2006, at the college premises after he cancelled the students’ council elections. He died at the hospital the next day.
Sachin Tendulkar and former all-rounder Salim Durrani bagged top honours, while the World Cup winning Indian team led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was felicitated by the Cricket Board at it annual awards function in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.Tendulkar was bestowed with the ‘Polly Umrigar Award for India’s best cricketer of 2009-10’ and received a trophy and cheque for Rs five lakh, while Durrani was felicitated with the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for which he received a trophy, a cheque for Rs 15 lakh and a citation.Members of the World Cup winning Indian team were felicitated and presented cheques worth Rs two crore each by BCCI president Shashank Manohar and BCCI secretary N. Srinivasan.The support staff of the team too were honoured and presented cheques of Rs 50 lakh each as declared by the Cricket Board earlier.However, former coach Gary Kirsten, mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton and bowling consultant coach Eric Simmons were absent.Among those present were members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad, including then skipper Kapil Dev, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sandeep Patil and Yashpal Sharma.On the occasion, Dhoni thanked fans for supporting the team and said that winning the coveted trophy after 28 long years was a proud moment.”I thank all of you for the support we got throughout the World Cup. Hundred crore people supported us in the country as well as outside. It was a great moment for us. When you play for the country, the one thing you want to win is the World Cup. It is a proud moment for all of us. The victory was achieved thanks to the combination of experienced players and youngsters. We exploited the conditions really well. It was a great moment,” Dhoni said.advertisementWith inputs from PTI
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised for a respiratory issue, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said on Thursday.Gunnell said in a statement that Ali was in fair condition but that a brief hospital stay was expected.Ali, 74, has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than three decades and has kept a low profile in recent years. His last public appearance was in April at the ‘Celebrity Fight Night’ gala in Arizona, a charity that benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.At the height of his career, Ali was known for his dancing feet and quick fists and his ability, as he put it, to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.Ali, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, has suffered health problems in recent years and was admitted to hospital in December 2014 with what was believed to be a mild case of pneumonia.Doctors later determined he had suffered a severe urinary tract infection, for which he received further treatment in January 2015.Nicknamed “The Greatest”, he retired from boxing in 1981 with a 56-5 record. Ali’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s came about three years after he retired.Ali, born in Louisville, Kentucky, as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., changed his name in 1964 after his conversion to Islam. He is married to Yolanda Williams, who knew him when she was a child in his hometown.
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday put his weight behind fit-again pacer Mohammed Shami, saying if fit, the Bengal bowler is an automatic choice in the Indian team going into the ICC Champions Trophy.Ganguly backed his statement by underlining Shami’s performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad, saying his spell was one of the reasons behind Delhi Daredevils notching up a much-needed win on Tuesday at the Feroz Shah Kotla in the ongoing Indian Premier League.”Shami fared quite well in yesterday’s match. The ball to get rid of (David) Warner was a very good one.”If he is fit, he is well and truly an automatic choice in the Indian teama No second thoughts on that,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of the Kolkata Knight Riders-Rising Pune Supergiant game at the Eden Gardens here.Finishing with two wickets – that of Sunrisers skipper Warner and Kane Williamson, Shami conceded 36 runs off his four overs and was adjudged Man of the Match in the DareDevils’ six-wicket victory.Doubts remain over India’s participation in next month’s Champions Trophy. But if they do participate in the ICC event, it wouldn’t be unwise to select Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir as a back-up opener, said Ganguly.”Gambhir is in good form, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep him in the fray. Besides, Lokesh Rahul too is not available at the moment,” he said.About Royal Challengers Bangalore’s disappointing campaign this term, Ganguly said: “They lost momentum at the start itself and it’s really difficult to recover, considering the format of the game. You just don’t get enough time.advertisement”Also, some of their main players (Virat Kohli and A.B. de Villiers) weren’t available during the initial stages, which let them down. Moreover, having big names in the squad doesn’t always mean that you will do well all the time.”Meanwhile, it was also learnt that the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), of which Ganguly is the president, is mulling covering up the galleries that have no shades yet, like the J and D blocks.
Virat Kohli tied the knot with Anushka Sharma in a secret and rather intimate ceremony in Italy on Monday, becoming the latest in the Indian team to join the bandwagon of married cricketers.Kohli’s was certainly the most high-profile Indian wedding over the last decade. His wife is an accomplished Bollywood actor and producer with an identity of her own.Kohli, of course, has carved his niche in cricketing history. He is already one of India’s most successful Test captains, has as many Test double hundreds as Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, has more ODI hundreds than anyone else barring Tendulkar and has smashed double hundreds in four successive Test series – something even Don Bradman could not achieve.India’s power couple, @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma tie the knot in Tuscany, Italy. Here are exclusive visuals of the wedding ceremony. #VirushkaKiShaadi Watch more videos at https://t.co/NounxnP7mg#ITVideo pic.twitter.com/wjYXGnVet5- India Today (@IndiaToday) December 12, 2017In short, this is a power couple and not surprisingly, the Indian media were in a tizzy when news first broke of a fancy destination wedding in Italy.The wedding rituals were shrouded in secrecy but Kohli’s adoration for Anushka has never been a secret. India’s captain, outspoken, bold and gutsy, recently said Anushka made him more sensible and taught him the virtues of patience. Therefore, it was a happy moment for fans of both superstars when the holy matrimony was finally made official.So as Kohli joins the list of married Indian cricketers, it would be interesting to take a look at how the others have performed after tying the knot with their respective partners.advertisementWill Kohli peak even higher now that he is married? Anushka is a terrific influence on the Delhi boy, who has scored 36 of his 52 international hundreds since 2013 when they first met.CAREER GRAPHS POST-MARRIAGEMS Dhoni had married Sakshi (in another secret ceremony) back in July, 2010. He was of course a superstar by 2010 and one of India’s most consistent match-winners, smashing over 1000 runs each year from 2007-2009.Over the last seven years, Dhoni scored 4158 of his 9891 ODI runs and helped India clinch the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. The couple was blessed with Ziva in 2015, shortly before the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.(Instagram Photo)India, as defending champions, reached the semi-final as Dhoni once again led admirably despite a poor run in the lead-up to the tournament.Cheteshwar Pujara married Puja on February 13, 2013 and his life has never been the same. He finished the year as the highest scorer in Test cricket for India before exeriencing a dip in form in 2014. After a lean patch, Pujara was left out of the playing XI until India needed his services in Sri Lanka.Pujara smashed a hundred on his comeback to seal his place in the side. As many as 3635 of his 4396 Test runs including 11 of 14 hundreds have come since his marriage. Talk of Lady Luck in your life!Ajinkya Rahane was marked for greatness very early on in his domestic career. Therefore, his dismissal in his debut Test disappointed many. But the Mumbai run-machine showed his mettle on overseas tours and soon became an important member of Indian teams.#Breaking @Sushant_IToday reports #Live from the venue Live https://t.co/4fqxBVUizL pic.twitter.com/znGzN9KcEg- India Today (@IndiaToday) December 11, 2017However, he took his game to a completely different level after his marriage to Radhika Dhopvka on September 26, 2014. He was outstanding during India’s tour of Australia’s later that year and has since played several crucial knocks for the team. In fact, such is the management’s faith in him that Karun Nair was left out despite scoring a triple hundred so Rahane could come back into the Test side.As many as 2609 of Rahane’s 2826 Test runs have come since he tied the knot with Radhika and here’s hoping he can continue to scale new peaks in South Africa. Rohit Sharma was an enigma. For years, many wondered when the Mumbai batsman would do justice to his talents. He turned over a new leaf in 2013 and has since 2013 been a mainstay for India in limited-overs cricket.(Rohit Sharma Twitter Photo)But Rohit has been unstoppable after tying the knot with Ritika Sajdeh on December 13, 2015. He has scored 1642 ODI runs and 7 of his 15 hundreds over the last two years.Besides, he also made two successful comebacks into the Test team and did well enough to give the captain and coach pleasant headaches. Already, the vice-captain in the shorter formats, Rohit looks like he will soon be indispensable to the Test side as well.advertisementAnd a special mention for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The pace got married last month and has played only one ODI after a break.Kohli has a challenging year ahead of him starting with the tour of South Africa. India will also tour England and Australia before setting sight on the World Cup in 2019. Indian cricket’s First Lady, who ensured Kohli became more sensible and patient over time, will undoubtedly have a crucial role to play over the next few months.
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) Russia as leader of the medal table with 59, Argentina which impressed with the organisation and also garnered 26 medals, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which innovated with new sports, were the top winners of the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games.The competition began on October 6 with a novel opening ceremony at the Obelisk, on 9th of July Avenue. Thursday’s closing ceremony took almost two hours and was attended by some 200,000 people, according to the organisers, reports Efe news agency.”These games exceeded all our expectations, we did not even expect to be so successful. We managed to make it more urban, with more female participation. The environment, the quality of the village and the audience have far exceeded our expectations,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.”With the overwhelming success of these Olympic Youth Games no one can have any doubt that Buenos Aires would be a great host city for the Olympic Games,” Bach added.The sports introduced for the first time in the programme caught the public’s attention.Sport climbing, Breakdancing (urban dance) and Incline speed skating debuted with full bleachers.In addition, these Games had for the first time gender parity, a subject the IOC had been striving for.Another innovation was to bring sports closer to people by promoting them in parks. According to the Organising Committee, Buenos Aires 2018 had almost one million spectators.Russia leads the medal table with 29 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze medals.Japan followed with 39 (15-12-12), China with 36 (18-9-9), Italy with 34 (11-10-13), France with 27 (5-15-7), Argentina with 26 (11 -6-9) and Hungary with 24 (12-7-5).The United States finished in ninth place with 18 medals: 6 gold, 5 silver, and 7 bronze. And the second South American country was Brazil with 13 (2-4-7).–IANSajb/bgadvertisement
Transfers PSG to face UEFA FFP investigation following Neymar and Mbappe transfers Last updated 2 years ago 00:46 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(21) Getty Images Transfers PSG Ligue 1 Neymar PSG rocked the football world with their mega-money moves for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and UEFA will investigate them under FFP guidelines UEFA has opened a formal investigation into Paris Saint-Germain as part of its monitoring of clubs under Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, European football’s governing body has announced.It follows a world record €222 million transfer of Neymar from Barcelona and a reported €180m deal for Kylian Mbappe, star striker for Ligue 1 rivals Monaco, following his season-long loan deal this season.Reports in Spain had suggested that both Barcelona and Real Madrid – whom were long considered the frontrunners to sign Mbappe – had complained to UEFA about PSG’s conduct this summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Following the closure of the transfer window in France on Thursday and confirmation of Mbappe’s switch to Parc des Princes, it took less than 24 hours for UEFA to announce it would be launching an investigation into the French club.”The Investigatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body has opened a formal investigation into Paris Saint-Germain as part of its ongoing monitoring of clubs under Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations'” UEFA stated on Friday in a press release.”The investigation will focus on the compliance of the club with the break-even requirement, particularly in light of its recent transfer activity. “In the coming months, the Investigatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body will regularly meet in order to carefully evaluate all documentation pertaining to this case. “UEFA considers Financial Fair Play to be a crucial governance mechanism which aims to ensure the financial sustainability of European club football. “UEFA will make no further comments on this matter while the investigation is ongoing.”While Mbappe and Neymar arrived, Serge Aurier and Blaise Matuidi were among the departures, but eyebrows were raised across Europe at whether PSG were following FFP rules with their unprecedented player expenditure.While the investigation gets under way behind closed doors at UEFA, PSG will compete in the 2017-18 Champions League group stage against Bayern Munich, Anderlecht and Celtic.
Bundesliga Bayern Munich complete €13m Wagner signing from Hoffenheim Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 17:12 12/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(20) Getty Bundesliga Bayern München Hoffenheim The forward will arrive at Bayern in January after the Bundesliga champions announced a two-and-a-half-year deal on Thursday Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Sandro Wagner from Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim on a two-and-a-half-year deal.Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed on Wednesday that an agreement was close, with Wagner to complete his switch to the Allianz Arena on January 1 after putting pen to paper on a contract until June 2020.Bayern have reportedly agreed a fee worth in the region of €13 million for the forward, who progressed through the youth academy and made his senior debut for the club in 2007. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “With Sandro Wagner we add another Germany international to Bayern,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.Welcome back, Sandro! #ServusSandro #FCBayern #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/Duu8dxURhL — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 21, 2017 “We are confident that Sandro Wagner will further enhance the quality of our team through his class and experience.”Wagner, who won the Confederations Cup with Germany this year, has scored four goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances this season.After leaving Bayern in 2008 he enjoyed spells with Duisburg, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern, Hertha Berlin and Darmstadt before joining Hoffenheim in 2016.He will wear the number two shirt and could make his debut when Bayern resume their season on January 12 at Bayer Leverkusen.
Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Fit in my 40s: anyone for a walk-meeting? Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Back in January when I slogged up the inclines in St James’s Park in London wondering how they could be so vicious and yet so invisible, the celebrity trainer Matt Roberts told me that you had to find your motivation in running. Not many people enjoy it for its own sake. “Is there a charity you really care about, something you could support for a sponsored 5K?” he asked. Hard to know how to answer this. It made me think of David Cameron (Roberts was his trainer, remember), a feckless, unpatriotic man, indolently spoiling everything for everyone, then taking a break to puff his way round civic spaces and congratulate himself on his life choices, self-love cloaked in self-righteousness. “Sponsored runs make me feel sick,” I said, but Roberts could see I felt sick anyway with the exertion and discreetly looked away.I solved this – did I solve it? You decide – by doing a run for a charity I didn’t care about and not registering, just paying 20 quid on the day. It was the wrong choice, in many ways, because it was a 5K, 10K and 15K run all setting off from the same place, and I felt intimidated by the 10Kers and 15Kers, by everyone in matching T-shirts, by the apparatus of the “fun run” (loads of tape, like a crime scene), and the fact that I was the only person who didn’t have water. Oh, and also, I never got beyond week five in the eight-week Couch To 5K programme. I had an injury, then there was the snow, then there was more snow, and I ended up doing week five again and again.However, that topped out at a 20-minute solid run, and a 5K, unless you’re pretend-run-walking, shouldn’t take more than 32 minutes. It is a great misconception (of mine) that exhaustion moves in a linear way, so at 17 minutes you’re 8.5 times more exhausted than at two minutes. In real life, I have a point at three minutes when I think I can’t go on, and another two minutes before the end. It’s like needing a wee or missing your kids: you can cope fine until it’s almost over, then you can’t cope at all. Read more Share on Pinterest Fit in my 40s … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger The first kilometre was much shorter than you think. When you’re accustomed to measuring by time, the switch to measuring by distance is cognitively liberating, like counting calories and suddenly switching to counting carbs. The second km is challenging, as it dawns on you that there are three more to come: concentrate on scenery. Never fixate on getting to a point, and how many times you need to get to a similarly distant point again. The third km tips you over into nearly there territory, especially if you’re no good at maths. The fourth km is where you register unfamiliar thoughts, such as “I could probably go a bit farther than 5K”. The fifth km you realise you couldn’t.I did it in 32.46, an average of 6 mins 24 secs a kilometre: not impressive, but running not walking. In short: under-prepared, under-motivated, under-buddied, ill-equipped. That’s how I started. And I ended on top of the world, ladies and gentlemen.What I learned this weekMake a friend, to run with. The people with friends had a lot more “fun”.Zoe wears top, Bellum Active Endurance Run Top. Leggings: My Gym wardrobe. Trainers: Saucony Triumph ISO 4. Hair & makeup: Sarah Cherry Share on Twitter Topics Fitness Share via Email features Health & wellbeing Reuse this content
LEXINGTON, KY – SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Jared Lorenzen #22 of Kentucky looks for the open receiver against Florida on September 27, 2003 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Florida won 24-21. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Days after the public first learned that he was battling a serious illness, beloved former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen tragically passed away on Wednesday. He was just 38 years old.Lorenzen battled serious renal and cardiac issues, which placed him in intensive care up until his death. It was followed by an outpouring of love and support from Kentucky fans, and football fans as a whole, who fondly remember the “Hefty Lefty.”Last fall, Kentucky football saw a serious resurgence, going 10-3 and upsetting Penn State in the Citrus Bowl, 27-24. It was UK’s first 10 win season since 1977.Dual-threat quarterback Terry Wilson led the way for the ‘Cats in 2018. While there may be challengers, he’s the presumptive starter in 2019.Terry Wilson took to Twitter to hint that he may wear Jared Lorenzen’s famous No. 22 for Kentucky’s season opener.Kentucky opens the season on August 31 with Toledo.Rock the deuce deuce for the first game ?— Terry Wilson (@TerryTouchdown3) July 4, 2019I’d imagine there will be some sort of tribute to Lorenzen during that first game. Having Wilson wear his number would be a cool addition for sure.Lorenzen was a local hero, winning Kentucky Mr. Football as a high schooler, and moving up to the Wildcats, where he threw for 10,354 yards and 79 touchdowns in 41 games as starter.He went on to a four-year NFL career with the New York Giants, serving as Eli Manning’s backup. He won a Super Bowl with the team in 2007.
An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer Editors’ Recommendations Ably Apparel Clothing Is Almost Impossible to Get Wet or Dirty The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men Turo Skin passed the “four immediate questions” test I typically give a new skincare brand before spending the time to test it out. First, is it teeming with junky chemicals? Answer: No. Aside from some of the UV sunscreen ingredients in the daily moisturizer, it’s made from all plant or sea based, naturally derived substances and is free of chemical preservatives (read: no parabens or sulfates, lots of algea extracts) Next, does it reek? Answer: No. It’s a combo of green tea and citrus. Then, does the packaging remind me of my mom? Answer: Not at all. Rather sporty, slick and sophisticated. And, finally—does the name start off with “man-this” or “dude-that.” Answer: No. (Do we really need our shave foam to remind us what chromosomes we were born with?)That was a little more than a month ago and since then, I’ve added all six of the Turo Skin products to the front lines of the product calvary I have occupying every open space in my room/bathroom. The new men’s skincare brand was created by board certified plastic surgeon John Renucci MD, FACS (don’t let the plastic thing turn you off, he’s not just filling in Botox), who gets the intimate issues guys face when it comes to skin—we’re redder, itchier, flakier, oilier and larger pored than those in the fairer sex.He’s been working on the Turo formulations for ten years (!!), starting because he couldn’t find the kinds of salubrious products he could recommend to his male patients. Ok, so ten years ago things were a little different in the world of men’s grooming (there’s plenty of very good brands that’ve emerged since then), but it really is a hard-copy statement of the doctor’s commitment to finding the perfect solution for men. And his good work has paid off with a line of products that I have no doubt stand out with the best of them, and will be sticking around (though, after 5 weeks, I need some refills).So, a little rundown for you…The 3-in-1 Shower Cleanser (shampoo, body and face wash) would be for those of you often in a rush—it won’t dry your hair or clog the pores in your face and is made with anti-aging and moisturizing algae extracts, green tea and abyssinian oil.The Multi-Active Foaming Shave Cream also exfoliates and is made with anti-inflammatory (licorice extract) to ward off annoying razor burn (also other nourishing nutrients like sea moss and yeast extract).The Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Sunscreen (SPF 15) is non-comedogenic (its broad-spectrum formula doesn’t use pore clogging sun blockers) and lightweight but uses the magic of licorice and sea mayweed extracts to calm irritations, making it good to use, post-shave.The Regenerating Night Cream, contains retinol (a prescription vitamin A that’s really good at fighting the signs of aging and sun damage) and a cabal of other anti-agers and skin soothers. (This one’s my favorite)The Protective Lip Balm (SPF 15) goes on matte and doesn’t taste like your girlfriend (actually, more like shea butter, which you’ll find inside).The Acne Spot Treatment, I was shocked, actually works (great for ingrown hairs). To get to the roof of the problem, it uses lilac cell culture extract and salicylic acid, which sounds scary, but really comes from the bark of the willow tree. And avocado extract to keep your sebum in check.The line just launched and as of now, only available via their website at turoskin.com. The Best Wetsuits to Keep You in the Water All Year Long The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About
zoom The Bank of China and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday, October 28th aimed at strengthening relations between China and the Netherlands.The two parties intend to work together on identifying, attracting and developing business opportunities in, among other areas, logistics, containers, shipping and rail infrastructure, within the framework of the Chinese government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy.The strategy was launched at the end of 2013 and focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia. It has two main components, namely the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the ocean-going “Maritime Silk Road.”The Port of Rotterdam said that it sees a role for itself in this network as a key logistics hub.The announcement follows recently signed deal between Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation ING Group with The Export-Import Bank of China, worth USD 1 billion.As agreed in the MoU, ING and Eximbank expressed interests in cooperating on future Chinese ship financing transactions, including Chinese built vessels and offshore transactions.The deal was signed within the framework of one of the largest Dutch trade missions to China which is part of the state visit by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.Almost 150 Dutch companies went to China to either start new relationships and explore opportunities or to expand their current business in what has become the second largest economy in the world. Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is also taking part in the Dutch state visit to China.
N.S. SECURITIES COMMISSION–New Venture Financing ProgramAvailable to Nova Scotia Companies Companies in Nova Scotia have a new way to access venture capitaland become listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The new CapitalPool Company Program was announced today, March 23, by the NovaScotia Securities Commission and the TSX Venture. It becomeseffective on Thursday, March 24. “We believe the introduction of the Capital Pool Company Programin Nova Scotia will help encourage small- and medium-sizebusinesses to investigate the public venture capital route,” saidLes O’Brien, chair of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. “Itshould translate into exciting new opportunities for our localentrepreneurs.” The program will be of interest to entrepreneurs, angelinvestors, businesses, directors and officers who haveconsiderable experience with junior public companies. It allowsexperienced directors and officers to work with junior publiccompanies to form a capital pool company. The group wouldtypically raise between $200,000 and $1.9 million in an initialpublic offering. This amount is used to seek out an investmentopportunity in assets or a business with growth potential. Capital pool companies were the most popular method for joiningTSX Venture in 2004, with 87 having been launched. Linda Hohol, president of TSX Venture Exchange, said it is anexciting alternative for emerging companies. “The Capital PoolCompany Program enables private entrepreneurs to access thepublic venture market and provides local investors theopportunity to invest in early stage companies.” Since its inception, the program has helped more than 1,500companies across Canada raise money to build and enhance theirgrowth strategy. The program had its start in Western Canada inthe mid-1980s and moved to Ontario and Quebec in 2002. With the approval in Nova Scotia, the program now has roots fromcoast to coast. “This approval helps TSX Venture become a truenational venture capital marketplace. We certainly hope thatinvestors in Nova Scotia and across Atlantic Canada embraceemerging companies as they grow to be future large, nationalCanadian companies,” said Ms. Hohol. There are currently 17 Nova Scotia-based companies on the TSXVenture Exchange (one per cent of the total). These companieshave a combined market cap of $297.2 million.
Mumbai: Extending losses for the fifth consecutive session, equity benchmark BSE Sensex lost 135 points while the NSE Nifty fell below the 11,300 mark on Wednesday after the IMF cut India’s growth outlook. After swinging 394 points, the 30-share Sensex ended 135.09 points or 0.36 per cent lower at 37,847.65. It hit an intra-day low of 37,708.41 and a high of 38,102.84. The broader NSE Nifty slipped 59.75 points or 0.53 per cent to close at 11,271.30. During the day, the index hit a low of 11,229.80 and a high of 11,359.75. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Top losers in the Sensex pack included IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Hero MotoCorp, Axis Bank, M&M, Vedanta and Maruti, falling up to 3.50 per cent. On the other hand, Asian Paints was the biggest gainer, rallying 3.42 per cent, after the company reported an 18 per cent increase in consolidated net profit for the June quarter. HUL, HDFC twins, HCL Tech and ITC too ended in the green, spurting up to 2.06 per cent. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Besides unabated foreign fund outflows and tepid corporate earnings, IMF’s downward revision of India’s economic outlook further hit domestic investor sentiment, traders said. The IMF on Tuesday projected a slower growth rate for India in 2019 and 2020, a downward revision of 0.3 per cent for both the years, saying its GDP will now grow at 7 per cent and 7.2 per cent respectively, reflecting a weaker-than expected outlook for domestic demand. On a net basis, foreign institutional investors sold equities worth Rs 2,607.97 crore on Tuesday, while domestic institutional investors purchased shares to the tune of Rs 2,625.10 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. Elsewhere in Asia, Shanghai Composite Index, Hang Seng and Nikkei ended higher, while Kospi settled in the red. Bourses in Europe were also trading on a mixed note in their early sessions. On the currency front, the Indian rupee depreciated marginally to 68.99 against the US dollar (intra-day). Meanwhile, the global oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.22 per cent to USD 63.97 per barrel.
Rabat – The coach of the national team Hervé Renard, said he is a “happy and satisfied man” after the qualification of the National Eleven at the World Cup-2018, and hailed the combativeness and selflessness of his players.“The combativeness and selflessness of the players have been key to qualifying and winning today against Ivory Coast,” said the national technician at the post-match press conference.“We maintained our philosophy of play. We did not want to change anything compared to our last games. It was necessary to continue to press and force the opposing team to lose the ball,” Hervé Renard said. “Thanks to our solidarity and our pressing, we managed to disrupt the Ivorian players,” he added, noting that the players have managed to play an “exceptional” match to win many duels.“In the pre-match talk, I told them (the players) that there was the 1980 generation (1986 World Cup), the 1990 generation (with the 1994 and 1998 World Cups), and that now it was up to them to enter history. They did it brilliantly, “he said.He also expressed his pride, as well as that of his players, that “the Moroccan flag returns to the World Cup”. “This is the fifth qualification, so Morocco is not a small football country”.“I am certainly a fulfilled man. The return will be exceptional. These are unforgettable moments. I am lucky to live them. I certainly have a good star. But I’m especially happy for the fans who made the trip, “he said.“Imagine for a moment that they made the trip for nothing. There are those who made sacrifices. They came with all their heart, from very far, “said Renard.Noting that this is the culmination of a long-term work, the national coach said that “when I took office, I had to change the state of mind of the Moroccan fans” since Morocco did not manage to “qualify for the CAN and the World Cup”.The Moroccan national team has secured its ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, beating in Abidjan its Ivorian counterpart by 2 goals to 0, Saturday at Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.
Niagara Regional Police say they have charged a Fort Erie man in connection with a stabbing that led to a police shooting.Last month, Niagara Police responded to reports that a man had been stabbed at the urgent care centre of Douglas Memorial Hospital.Police say 29 year-old Brandon Stewart has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon. He is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing.The Special Investigations Unit says that when officers arrived at the hospital last month they saw a 61 year-old man with knife wounds and were quickly approached by a 29 year-old, who police are identifying as Brandon Stewart. There was some sort of interaction between police and Stewart when an officer shot him.Niagara Police can’t release any other information as the SIU investigation is ongoing.
Ohio State junior guard Aaron Craft was chosen as the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for Division I men’s basketball by Capital One Thursday. Craft, a native of Findlay, Ohio, is a nutrition major who has plans to go on to medical school. He holds a 3.92 GPA. He was named to the Capital One Academic All-America for the second consecutive year, and also received the NCAA Elite 89 Award for highest GPA at the 2012 NCAA Tournament Final Four. The award is given to student-athletes who are either varsity starters or key reserves with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA. The athletes must also be at least a sophomore in both athletic and academic standings and be nominated by their sports information director. The athlete is then selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, a 2,800 member national organization made up of public and media relations and communications professionals in all levels of U.S. and Canadian college athletics. Craft leads the Buckeyes in steals with 51 this season. He also holds OSU records for steals in a season with 98 and for assists in a game with 15. This season, he averages 9.2 points, 4.6 assists and two steals per game. Craft has played an average of 33 minutes per game, second only to the Buckeyes’ lead scorer, junior forward Deshaun Thomas. Craft has also been named to the Big Ten’s All-Freshman Team (2011), a third-team All-Big Ten selection (2012), the Big Ten All-Defensive Team twice (2011, 2012) and was Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for 2012. He also earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for 2012. OSU currently holds a 19-7 record and is ranked No. 18 by the AP poll. The Buckeyes are set to play Michigan State Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.
Image: RollingNews.ie Mar 2nd 2017, 5:47 PM A SERIAL OFFENDER with 160 previous convictions claimed to be an undercover garda before taking part in handcuffing and robbing a man, a court has heard.Gary Kearney (25) and an accomplice quoted sections of law before “searching” the man and removing his belongings on Millennium Bridge, Dublin in the early hours of the morning. The robbers were aggressive and the victim feared he would be pushed into the Liffey while handcuffed.Kearney’s previous convictions include assault, animal cruelty, robbery, theft, burglary, criminal damage and public order offences.Defence counsel, Luigi Rea BL, told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that drink and tablets had been a feature of Kearney’s life and there was a place available for him in a 12-week residential treatment program.GuiltyKearney of Poddle Close, Crumlin, Dublin pleaded guilty to robbery, false imprisonment and theft in Dublin city centre on September 11, 2016.Judge Melanie Greally said Kearney had an “appalling record of offending” and that if the cycle was to be broken he would have to address his addiction issues. She adjourned sentencing until May to allow Kearney attend for residential treatment at Cuan Mhuire.Garda Brian McLoughlin told Elva Duffy BL, prosecuting, that at around 1.30am Kearney and his accomplice approached a man crossing the Millennium Bridge.One of the men had a radio and the second had handcuffs. They told the victim he was under arrest.This was witnessed by another man who the pair had just previously approached claiming to be undercover plain clothes gardaí and quoting a section of law. This first man had become suspicious that they were not gardaí and backed away from them.HandcuffedKearney and his accomplice quoted law again to the second man. They put handcuffs on him and told him he was being taken to Pearse Street Garda Station.They held the man up against the bridge and the victim feared he would be pushed into the Liffey while wearing the handcuffs. They searched him and took his phone, travel and bank cards.Garda McLoughlin said due to the aggression of the men the victim began to suspect they were not gardaí and asked for his belongings back. They returned his travel and bank cards and removed his handcuffs.They said he would get his phone back at the garda station but when he continued to ask for it the men began to handcuff him again. The man defended himself and was assisted by the witness. A woman filmed part of the incident on her mobile phone.Garda McLoughlin said he and a colleague arrived at this point and arrested Kearney. His accomplice fled the scene and has not been charged.Garda McLoughlin said the handcuffs were “quite realistic” and the victim believed they were real. He agreed with Rea that they were not of the same standard as garda handcuffs.Rea said Kearney had written a letter of apology to the victim in which he said he was ashamed of his actions and realised it was entirely inappropriate.The court will hear a full plea in mitigation on Kearney’s behalf from Rea on the next date.Read: Grandmother with 31 previous convictions admits role in credit card fraud gang By Nadya Labi Short URL Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 5:47 PM No Comments Man with 160 convictions accused of claiming to be undercover Garda to rob man on Dublin bridge Kearney’s previous convictions include assault, animal cruelty, robbery, theft, burglary, criminal damage and public order offences. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 21,810 Views Image: RollingNews.ie Share10 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3267572
An 18-year-old Battle Ground driver was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run driving after a multiple car collision on Highway 14 at the Columbia Shores exit one mile east of downtown Vancouver.The Washington State Patrol identified the suspect as David A. Fabyanchuk, 18. He was reported to be in custody at the Clark County Jail on Monday morning.Troopers said he was driving an older yellow BMW coupe too fast when he rear-ended another vehicle at the eastbound offramp, and the force pushed it into another vehicle.The other drivers were identified as Richard A. Gales, 59, of Vancouver, and Milissa S. Ormiston, 51, of Vancouver.Gales and a passenger, Emmanuel Gales, 20, were reported injured, as was a passenger in Fabyanchuk’s BMW, Daniel Belash, 19, of Vancouver. All were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of injuries.The crash was reported at 5:30 p.m.
In 2011, Washington’s 61 cardrooms employed 5,413 people and paid $22.8 million in local taxes, according to the Washington State Gambling Commission.Two months after the Oak Tree Casino opened, rumors continue to swirl about as many as three more cardrooms going live in Woodland this year, city officials said.Such developments, if they occurred, would give Woodland as many cardrooms as La Center — four.The prospect of eight cardrooms less than 10 miles apart — not to mention a proposed tribal casino off Interstate 5 in La Center — has some observers asking when more gambling outlets would result in dwindling returns for the cities they call home. “At some point, you reach a saturation point,” said Mark Stephan, a political science professor at Washington State University Vancouver.Cardroom officials are not worried about a saturation point. Not yet, at least. There are enough pieces of the multimillion-dollar pie to go around, they said.“(I)n general economic terms, I don’t think gaming is any different than any other industry,” said John Bockmier, a Vancouver-based consultant for La Center’s four cardrooms, which brought in $31.3 million in gross receipts in the fiscal year ending in June 2011. “There is competition between other like businesses for discretionary dollars.”Talks of more cardrooms in and around Clark County run contrary to the statewide trend.In 2011, Washington’s 61 cardrooms employed 5,413 employees and paid $22.8 million in local taxes, according to the Washington State Gambling Commission. Those numbers were far below the 2005 peak, when 97 cardrooms employed 6,972 workers and paid $32 million in local taxes.