Former India cricketer Arun Lal on Monday said an India-Pakistan bilateral series can help strengthening the ties between the two countries.”Politics should not come in the way of sports, I welcome any bilateral series with any country,” Lal said. “I am a sports lover and I would love to see a series with Pakistan.”You can improve the relation only if there is sports and people to people contact,” he said.Lal looked optimistic about the India-Pakistan series happening in the near future even though there has been no positive response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yet.”Even if it does not happen now, it will happen sometime very soon, in the future,” he said.Lal had scored 729 runs from 16 Test matches for India.
“The issue is sorted and his first wife took the body to Bengaluru after Antoinette relented,” South Dum Dum councillor Sanjoy Das told PTI. Kannan’s Kolkata-based wife Antoinette said she has given a no-objection letter. “I’ve given a no-objection letter and handed over the body to them. I’ve all the documents. I took care of him when he was alive and needed me. There’s no point fighting over a dead body. It’s just a log. As a wife, I have done my duty. I gave him everything that he needed,” Antoinette told PTI. “I’ve married to him since 1975. It’s been a long time. And when he was hospitalised, I was with him. There’s no point running for the dead body. He may have 10 wives but they have not done anything for him when he was alive. I didnt know about his marriage,” she added. For about a decade, the former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal forward was diagnosed with “severe osteoarthritis” that compounded his misery as he was a heart patient and had stent-implantation. Kannan was one of the few players of extraordinary calibre to have come to Bengal as he plied his trade both in Mohun Bagan (eight years) and East Bengal (two) and represented India at the 1966 Bangkok Asian Games and 1968 Meredeka Cup before leaving the pitch in 1982. He also won Santosh Trophy for Bengal twice in a row (1971-73) and was the top-scorer. It was legendary German coach Dettmar Cramer who had given him the best appreciation by calling him ‘Pele of Asia’ in 1968 when he was invited by the AIFF to conduct a two-week coaching in Mumbai. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Mid-day hosts first-of-its-kind girls football tournament | Ranis of Rink 2019 Former India footballer P Kannan’s body was left in the morgue for three days and was finally sent to Bengaluru for cremation, following a bitter feud between one of his two former wives and the current wife. The former forward, who played 14 matches for India, died following a prolonged illness on Sunday as his family said he’s survived by wife Antoinette and two daughters. But at the time of the body’s release, Kannan’s first wife Vijay Laxmi flew down from Bengaluru to claim possession, producing marriage certificate. During the controversy, it also came to light that Kannan also had a third wife, who is not traceable as Antoinette and Vijay Laxmi washed dirty linen in public as the dead body remained at the Gora Bazar morgue in Dum Dum for three days.Related News Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City have to put in hard work to retain EPL crown ‘Starstruck’ David Beckham shares photo with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke
New Delhi, Aug 5 (PTI) As many as 13 Private Members Bill, including one to consolidate and clarify the law relating to dissolution of marriage by men and women married according to Muslim law, were introduced in the Rajya Sabha today.Another bill that provides the right to privacy of personal data to all individuals in the country, establishing the liability of the organisations as well as the appropriate government in case of misuse of such data of individuals was also introduced.The Bill moved by Vivek Gupta also sought creation of a National Do-Not-Disturb Registry to ensure that individuals are not harassed by organisations and creates awareness among individuals for protection of their personal data and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.Congress MP Husain Dalwai moved a Bill to provide for the protection of patients and medical practitioners from liability in the context of withholding or withdrawing medical treatment including life support systems from terminally-ill patients and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.He also introduced a Bill to consolidate and clarify the law relating to dissolution of marriage by men and women married according to Muslim law.T Subbarami Reddy moved a Bill to provide for the segregation and recycling of municipal solid waste, use of recyclable waste in waste-energy plants for generation of energy and transportation of non-recyclable waste into landfills. PTI SAP SMJ
Yaya Toure made a sensational return to the Manchester City ranks, scoring twice on his comeback to inspire the title contenders to a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.The Ivorian powerhouse was in the City line-up for his first league appearance of the season, back in the fold after recently making a public apology following comments the player’s agent had made about the club and manager Pep Guardiola. (Also read: Olivier Giroud snatches point for Arsenal in 1-1 draw against Manchester United)Injury-prone City captain Vincent Kompany had to go off with injury after a collision with his own keeper Claudio Bravo but Toure was soon back in business when his 39th minute shot, via a deflection, flew past Wayne Hennessey.After Palace equalised in the 66th minute with a Connor Wickham strike, Toure struck seven minutes from time to consign the home side to their fifth consecutive defeat, slotting home from a low corner delivered expertly by Kevin de Bruyne.SOUTHAMPTON 0 – 0 LIVERPOOLLiverpool missed a chance to go clear at the top of the Premier League after squandering a string of chances in a dull 0-0 draw against Southampton in driving rain at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.Liverpool have 27 points from 12 games, ahead of Manchester City on goal difference. Third-placed Chelsea, on 25, can leapfrog both of them when they visit struggling Middlesbrough on Sunday.The visitors dominated the first half and came close when former Southampton forward Sadio Mane, who moved to Liverpool in the close season, forced a good save from goalkeeper Fraser Forster.advertisementGeorginio Wijnaldum drove a long-range effort over the bar for Liverpool before the leaders wasted their best chance when Roberto Firmino shotwide with the goal at his mercy after a defence-splitting pass by fellow Brazilian Philippe Coutinho.STOKE CITY 0 – 1 BOURNEMOUTHBournemouth won their first Premier League match on the road this season thanks to Nathan Ake’s second league goal and a penalty miss from Stoke’s Bojan Krkic on Saturday.Dutchman Ake proved the Cherries’ courageous first-half hero, picking himself off the ground after a tough challenge from Wilfried Bony and heading home straight away from a Junior Stanislas cross.Bournemouth were denied an obvious first-half penalty when Ryan Shawcross upended Callum Wilson but Stoke missed their chance to strike back after the interval when Bojan, fouled in the area by Simon Francis, struck the resulting spot kick against the bar.Stoke could hardly credit that their six-match unbeaten record was ended as they squandered numerous chances for a late equaliser and Bournemouth celebrated their first away league win since April.TOTTENHAM 3 – 2 WEST HAM Tottenham was the only unbeaten team in all four leagues in England thanks to Kane’s late scoring exploits.Kane, the league’s top scorer last season, netted in the 89th minute and again in the first minute of stoppage time from the penalty spot as West Ham unraveled at White Hart Lane. There was still time for Winston Reid to be sent off after collecting his second yellow card for pushing Kane in the final seconds.Michail Antonio put West Ham ahead with a 24th-minute goal that was canceled out six minutes after halftime by Harry Winks on his first Premier League start. West Ham went back in front thanks to Manuel Lanzini’s penalty, after Reid was fouled by Vincent Janssen.EVERTON 1 – 1 SWANSEAJust when Bob Bradley thought Swansea had secured their first win under his management, Seamus Coleman produced an 89th-minute header to give Everton a deserved 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.Bradley made eight changes in a bid to kickstart his side’s spluttering season and when Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the penalty spot, after having been brought down by Phil Jagielka in the 41st minute, it was the first time they had even led under the American.The goal stunned Everton, still smarting from their 5-0 drubbing by Chelsea before the international break, and Yannick Bolasie went close after the interval as Everton went all out for the equaliser.After spending almost the entire second period in their own half, Swansea eventually buckled when Coleman headed home in the 89th minute, although the draw means Everton have only won one of their past seven league games.SUNDERLAND 3 – 0 HULL CITYTwo goals from Victor Anichebe and another from Jermain Defoe gave Sunderland a deserved 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Hull City as David Moyes’ side registered back-to-back wins for only the third time in 2016.Anichebe, who netted his first goal in 546 days against Bournemouth last time out, grabbed two more in 22 minutes after Defoe had opened the scoring from a Duncan Watmore knockdown with his 150th Premier League strike.advertisementA power failure led to a delay of several minutes at the start of the second half but there was no stopping Anichebe who produced a sharp left-foot shot after 62 minutes before thumping his third goal in two games to seal the win on 84.The only sour note for Sunderland, who moved off the bottom of the table, was the late sending-off of defender Papy Djilobodji for a needless second yellow card.
Transfers Furious Alexis Sanchez ‘does not want to play for Arsenal’ again as Man City promise cut-price January bid Sam Lee & Chris Wheatley Last updated 2 years ago 17:57 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(61) Getty Transfers Manchester City Guardiola A. Sánchez Arsène Wenger Premier League Arsenal The Chilean has made his anger clear after a deadline day move to the Etihad Stadium fell through, though the Blues have promised to try again Alexis Sanchez does not want to play for Arsenal again and Manchester City are already drawing up plans to sign the Chile international in January, Goal can reveal.Sources close to the player have indicated that Alexis had already made his feelings known to the Gunners before a £60 million deadline day move to City fell through.Gunners 13/2 to lose to Bournemouth 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 Though it appears unlikely that he will carry out his threat and go on strike, his employers now face a delicate few months of trying to appease their wantaway star man who is now more determined than ever to quit the club.And it can also be revealed that City will look to capitalise on the situation by making another move to sign the 28-year-old permanently in the winter transfer window.City chased Alexis all summer and eventually struck a £60m deal with Arsenal on deadline day, only for the move to collapse when the Gunners failed to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco.Not for the first time this summer, Alexis had told Arsene Wenger that he wanted to leave following Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, and after his hopes of joining City were dashed he is now said to be both furious and devastated.Though both City and Arsenal have attempted to blame each other for Thursday’s shambles, both Alexis and his agent, Fernando Felicevich, believe the Londoners are in the wrong.Members of the forward’s inner circle have told Goal that he does not believe Arsenal have what it takes to compete at the top level, that he feels they have “messed around” with his future, and that he has no motivation to play for them.And City staff witnessed first-hand the anger of agent Felicevich on Thursday evening when he colourfully told both clubs that he would “not forget” Arsenal’s role in the day’s events.It was during those late-night conference calls that City officials made it clear that they will make another attempt to sign Alexis at the start of January.Despite the current mood within the Alexis camp, those City officials are wary that he could yet perform a U-turn and sign a short-term contract with the Gunners in the coming months, enabling him to increase his wages for the remainder of the campaign and move in the summer anyway.City are also aware that he can speak to foreign clubs about a Bosman move from January onwards.They do not want either of those things to happen and are willing to pay the forward and his advisors substantial signing-on fees to ensure they finally wrap up the deal.The Manchester side also believe they will be able to offer Arsenal half of the £60m transfer fee agreed on Thursday, if not less, as long as Alexis continues to kick up a fuss.City agreed a contract worth roughly £300,000 per week with the forward several months ago and club insiders hope they will not have to work too hard to reach a new agreement.City CEO Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain have struck up a good relationship with Felicevich in recent months and that could prove crucial in deciding the Chilean’s fate.Blues boss Pep Guardiola was desperate to bring in a new forward this summer and will now admit privately that his squad is short of options.The Catalan is now fully aware of the demands of English football, especially at the turn of the year, and City hope to bring Alexis long before the transfer deadline at the end of January.There is also recognition that rivals Manchester United will strengthen their squad around the same time by bringing in Zlatan Ibrahimovic once he recovers from a serious knee injury.
Lionel Messi Messi and Ronaldo make UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year, but Neymar misses out again Jamie Smith 21:08 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images/AFP Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos Marcelo Kevin De Bruyne Eden Hazard Neymar Real Madrid v Barcelona Juventus v Genoa Manchester City v Chelsea Dijon v PSG Real Madrid Barcelona PSG Juventus Manchester City Chelsea Primera División Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Talismanic figures at Barcelona and Real Madrid make the cut, but for the second year in a row the selection has no place for PSG’s Brazilian star Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the 2017 UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year, but Neymar has been left out for the second time in succession.Despite becoming the world’s most expensive player when he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million and thriving in Ligue 1, Neymar did not make the cut.Instead, Eden Hazard of Chelsea is the third member of an attacking trident in a team dominated by Real Madrid stars after Zinedine Zidane’s men retained the Champions League and beat Barca to winning La Liga last year. 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 Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric join Ronaldo in the team, while Messi is the only Barcelona player to feature.Although Neymar did not receive enough votes to make the team, his Brazil and PSG team-mate Dani Alves is in, with veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon – included for the fifth time – joined by his Juventus colleague Giorgio Chiellini.Hazard is one of just two Premier League representatives included – both of whom are in the team for the first time – with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne earning a place for his dazzling form.The total number of 8,779,639 votes for the 2017 UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year is a record, with 798,149 unique users taking part.#TeamOfTheYear Introducing your 2017 all-star XI after a record 8.8m votes! pic.twitter.com/MTpF7U37Yz — Team of the Year 2017 (@ChampionsLeague) January 11, 2018 UEFA.com Fans’ Team of the Year 2017 in full: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy); Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus & Italy), Marcelo (Real Madrid & Brazil); Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium, Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany), Luka Modric (Real Madrid & Croatia); Eden Hazard (Chelsea & Belgium), Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal).
Lalit Upadhyay, Rupinder Pal Singh return to men’s hockey team for Belgium tourHockey India has announced the 20-member squad in which Manpreet Singh will lead the team. Rupinder Pal Singh and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay are back in the squad.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 16:31 IST Team India in action (File Photo: IANS)Midfielder Manpreet Singh will lead the Indian men’s hockey team in their upcoming tour of Belgium from September 26 to October 3.Hockey India on Friday announced the 20-member squad in which it named defender Harmanpreet Singh as vice-captain for the tour in which India will play three matches against Belgium and two matches against Spain.Lalit Kumar Upadhyay will be making a comeback to the side after last year’s World Cup in Odisha, while Rupinder Pal Singh, who missed out on the Olympic Test Event, also makes a return to the team.Goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh joins the side after being rested for the Olympic Test Event while Krishan B Pathak is the other goalkeeper in the team.”All the players in the squad complement each other very well and we are hoping that the team continues its good form,” said chief coach Graham Reid.”We are still looking to fine-tune a few aspects of our game before we leave for Belgium.The Australian said that the tour of Belgium will be the perfect preparation for the Olympic Qualifiers match against Russia in Odisha.”Belgium are a strong team and if we perform well against them in their own backyard then the team will gain a lot of confidence ahead of the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers match against Russia. This tour of Belgium will serve as the perfect preparation before the all-important FIH Olympic Qualifiers. We are expecting a tough challenge from Spain as well.”Indian team:Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan B PathakadvertisementDefenders: Harmanpreet Singh (vice-captain), Surender Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Gurinder Singh, Khadangbam Kothajit Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh.Midfielders: Manpreet Singh (captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta SharmaForwards: Mandeep Singh, SV Sunil, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Ramandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Akashdeep Singh.Also Read | Rani Rampal to captain Indian women’s hockey team on tour of EnglandAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Manpreet SinghFollow India hockey captain
Mumbai: Their play-off chances hung, Kolkata Knight Riders will keep no stone unturned as they take on Mumbai Indians with a prayer on their lips in a must-win Indian Premier League game on Sunday. KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab to keep their play-off hopes alive till the last leage game but if Sunrisers Hyderabad manage to sneak past RCB on Saturday, it might take a Herculean effort in terms of improving the net run-rate. Placed fourth, SRH have a net run-rate of +0.653, which is comparatively better than fifth placed KKR’s +0.173. In case, SRH lose to RCB, it will be like a quarter-final for KKR as a win will do the job. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju However MI would like to carry on the winning momentum as 18 points and a better net run-rate than both first placed Chennai Super Kings and third placed Delhi Capitals will give them two shots at qualifying for the final. With Chris Lynn and Shubhman Gill coming good and the marauding Andre Russell to follow at No 4, skipper Dinesh Karthik would fancy his chances at the batting-friendly Wankhede. Gill’s confidence would have boosted after his back-to-back half-centuries against Mumbai Indians (at home) and Kings Xi Punjab. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters His unbeaten 65 off 49 balls steered KKR to a seven-wicket victory against KXIP in Mohali on Friday. If the likes of seasoned Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya and leggie Rahul Chahar have to be taken to task, then KKR batsman will have to put up a special show. Russell, who has been consistently delivering for his team, will have to showcase his prowess and mettle once again. For KKR, their bowling has been the biggest concern as their bowlers have been ripped apart by their opponents both in the Powerplay as well as at the death. Pacers Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier, Narine and Piyush Chawla will have to bowl a tight line and length to restrict the famed Mumbai batters. With the Wankhede track aiding slow bowlers, KKR may also be tempted to play chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who has been dumped because of poor form. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians, who have already qualified for the playoffs will eye revenge after KKR after they had suffered a 34-run defeat in Kolkata in a high-scoring thriller despite Hardik Pandya’s breath-taking 91 off 34 balls. Also the result of the match which finalize on which position Mumbai finish and who will be their opponent in the play-off. For the hosts, apart from Hardik (380 runs from 13 matches), South African Quinton De Kock (462 from 13) has been among the runs. But others including Rohit Sharma (331 runs from 12), Suryakumar Yadav (292 runs from 13), Krunal Pandya ( 176 runs from 13) and Kieron Pollard (240 runs from 13) need to shoulder responsibility. However an area of concern for head-coach Mahela Jayawardene would be the frequent middle-order collapse and he would like to strengthen before the knockouts. Teams (From): Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks and Lasith Malinga. Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (C), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj. Match starts at 8 PM.
Rabat- The Christian committee of the Moroccan Association for Religious Rights and Freedoms is allegedly organizing a press conference to present a report on the situation of Moroccan Christians upon the Pope’s arrival.The association seeks to take Pope Francis’ visit as an opportunity to draw attention to the situation of Christians in Morocco.Moroccan Christians are a religious minority in Morocco. According to US State Department, Christian leaders in Morocco estimate there are 2,000 to 6,000 Christian converts in Morocco who try to keep a low profile, fearing social judgement. Read Also: Pope Francis to Visit Morocco in March 2019 The Vatican announced on Tuesday, November 13, that the pope will visit Morocco on March 30-31, 2019. Morocco’s King Mohammed VI made the request, according to Vatican’s statement.“At the request of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and bishops, his holiness Pope Francis will visit Morocco for an Apostolic trip from March 30-31 2019. He will visit Rabat and Casablanca.”Read Also: Rabat Archbishop: Pope’s Visit to Morocco Inspires ‘Islam-Christian Dialogue’The pope’s visit will be the first time a Vatican Pope has come to Morocco in 33 years, after John Paul II visited the country during the late King Hassan II’s rule.Rumors about the Pope’s visit started to spread in May. At the time, some media reports relayed that a group of Moroccan Christian converts had even pondered to organize protests before the Parliament upon the Pope’s arrival.Though Article 3 of the kingdom’s 2011 constitution dictates the freedom to practice religious rituals, Moroccan converts to religions other than Islam fear social persecution.
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:PepsiCo Inc., up $4.60 to $127.01Strong sales of its namesake drink helped the beverage company beat first quarter profit and revenue forecasts.Qualcomm Inc., $8.63 to $79.08The mobile chip maker added to its gains after settling a bitter financial dispute with Apple.Intel Corp., up $1.85 to $58.56The chipmaker said it would exit the market for 5G smartphone modems and will focus on opportunities in computer modems and other devices.T-Mobile US Inc., down $1.64 to $72.46Media reports cast doubt on regulatory approval for the telecommunications company’s $26.5 billion merger with Sprint.CSX Corp., up $3.05 to $78.94The freight railroad’s first quarter profit beat analysts’ forecasts on a mix of volume growth and lower costs.International Business Machines Corp., $6.03 to $139.11The technology company’s first quarter revenue fell short of forecasts on lower sales throughout its businesses.United Continental Holdings Inc., up $4.07 to $89.24The airline’s first quarter profit doubled and beat forecasts as it carried more passengers and limited costs.PolyOne Corp., down $2.01 to $28.86The maker of resins for plastic products reported weak first quarter profit and revenue results because of lower demand.The Associated Press
“In some countries it has been apparent that corruption has hindered development of the State, leaving as victims in its wake the citizens, institutions and democratic processes in those countries,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Timor-Leste, Kamalesh Sharma, told the opening session of a two-day conference on transparency and accountability in Dili, the capital.On the other hand, “good, clean governance and adherence to the rule of law can play an important role in promoting stable economic, social and political environments,” Mr. Sharma added.He acknowledged the progress already made in Timor-Leste in this area but also recognized that “sustained attention against corruption and the continuing encouragement for transparency and accountability within public administration are inevitable for ongoing development in Timor-Leste.”Mr. Sharma also called for a broad-based approach for international cooperation, which in today’s increasingly interdependent world could be a powerful tool in taking effective measures to curb corruption.The Timorese Government is organizing the conference with support from the UN Mission of Support in the country (UNMISET) and from the UN Development Programme.
by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 7, 2016 9:31 am MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dow Jones, S&P 500 rallies to record highs; TSX racks up 100 points TORONTO – Major North American stock markets pushed higher Wednesday, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hitting all-time records, as anticipation continued to build over the corporate policies of incoming U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average surged 297.84 points at 19,549.62, while the S&P 500 added 29.12 points at 2,241.35. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite gained 60.76 points at 5,393.76.The broad-based rally was driven by consumer and technology stocks, which tend to do well in a growing economy, as well as stocks that traditionally pay high dividends such as telephone and real estate companies.The gains were the biggest for the markets since early November.Steve Belisle, a senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management, says investors continued to be overly positive over what type of policies Trump will bring to the White House in the New Year. But questions remain as to whether he will stick to his promises of deregulating the banking and health sectors, as well as embarking on massive spending for infrastructure projects.Belisle cautioned that if those predictions do not hold true, the markets could be in for a dramatic pullback.“It’s a possibility because a lot of good things are getting priced in at this point,” he said from Montreal. “There could be some disappointment.”On Wednesday, shares in health-care companies softened after Trump told Time magazine that he wants to reduce drug prices. He did not say how his administration plans to do that.Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton campaigned on reducing drug prices, and drug company stocks had rallied since the election as investors felt that was less likely to happen under Trump.On Bay Street, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index advanced 111.95 points at 15,237.75, with 11 of the 13 TSX sectors finishing positive.In economic news, the Bank of Canada announced it was holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent, due to an “undiminished” uncertainty in the global economy.The move had been expected.Belisle said the bank is still in the position where rates are so low, and there is such a large increase in household debt, that they don’t want to lower rates further to drive what some consider a bubble.“It’s an equilibrium that the bank is currently in. I don’t think they have a lot of flexibility to do anything up or down at this stage,” he said.The Canadian dollar added 0.27 of a U.S. cent at 75.55 cents US.On the commodity markets, the January crude oil contract fell $1.16 to US$49.77 per barrel, while the January contract for natural gas pulled back three cents at US$3.60 per mmBTU.The February gold contract climbed $7.40 at US$1,177.50 and the March copper contract lost four cents at US$2.64 per pound.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.
Jeff Tedford wrapped up Fresno State’s regular-season finale last weekend and the second-year coach flipped on the television to see where the Bulldogs would be headed for the Mountain West Conference championship game.To little surprise, the Bulldogs had to book a trip back to Boise, Idaho.“It’s not a surprise they are where they are. I think everybody understands they are an excellent program,” Tedford said. “And it’s a great opportunity for us to go and compete against what has for a long time been one of the elite teams in this conference.”The two teams know each other well and will be getting even more familiar with one another — if that is even possible — when No. 25 Fresno State faces No. 19 Boise State in the conference title game Saturday night. It will be the fourth time in barely a calendar year that the Bulldogs (10-2, 7-1) and Broncos (10-2, 7-1) will meet and the second straight year they will play for the conference title on Boise’s home turf.The teams faced off in the 2017 regular-season finale, and then a week later in the conference title game. They played each other again three weeks ago in the regular season.“It goes for both teams so I’m not sure it’s much of an advantage. … Going there is not new to us so you know what to expect and we know what the challenge is,” Tedford said.There could be a lot riding on the outcome depending on what happens earlier Saturday. The winner would be in line for the Group of Five bid to a major New Year’s bowl game if UCF stumbles in the American championship game against Memphis. It likely would mean a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. If UCF wins, the likely destination for the winner is a bowl game in Las Vegas.It’s not quite as awkward a situation as last year, when the Broncos travelled to Fresno for the regular-season finale only to turn around and have a rematch a week later back in Boise. The Bulldogs won the regular-season meeting 28-17; it was the Broncos celebrating the conference title 17-14.Fresno State lost its chance to host the conference title game this year when it stumbled in a 24-17 loss to the Broncos three weeks ago in Boise. Fresno State led 17-3 early in the third quarter, only to watch Boise State score the final 21 points.Despite the teams’ familiarity with one another, don’t expect major changes in the game plans for either.“I think if you go too far out of what you’ve been doing, you’re probably overthinking it a little bit,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said.Here are other things to watch for:ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Boise State running back Alexander Mattison had a major surge to close the regular season and it began with his performance against Fresno State. Mattison rushed for 144 yards against the Bulldogs. He followed up with 145 against New Mexico and capped the three-game run with 200 yards and three touchdowns last week against Utah State. Mattison is the sixth running back at Boise State since 2001 to post consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons.“Saying you’re going to stop Mattison is a lot easier said than done,” Tedford said. “He’s a big physical guy and they do a nice job with it. It’s a challenge, no doubt about it.”STRENGTH VS. STRENGTH: The Bulldogs finished the regular season with the No. 1 scoring defence and total defence in the Mountain West, led by MWC defensive player of the year Jeff Allison. But the 24 points by to the Broncos were the second-most allowed all season by the Bulldogs. Boise State also finished with 448 total yards, a season-high allowed by Fresno State. During their seven-game win streak, the Broncos have gained less than 448 yards of offensive only once.BETTER MARCUS: Fresno State QB Marcus McMaryion struggled in the conference title game last year, but played well when the teams met three weeks ago. McMaryion was 16 of 34 and threw an interception in the 2017 title game, but in the regular-season meeting this year he passed for 283 yards and a touchdown. The problem earlier this season was Fresno State’s inability to sustain drives, especially in the second half. Fresno State’s offence failed to convert a third-down attempt in the second half and was shut out after scoring on the opening drive of the third quarter. That’s not all on McMaryion but he must be even better this time around.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Tim Booth, The Associated Press
Facebook Videos Articles When Does WrestleMania 35 Start? Pinterest Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Charlotte Flair Now Playing Up Next New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Another championship match is official for WrestleMania 35.Tony Nese defeated Cedric Alexander in the finals of a 205 Live tournament last night to become the new No. 1 contender. Nese will now face current champion Buddy Murphy for the Cruiserweight Championship in three weeks at WrestleMania.Also added to the card last night is Samoa Joe defending the United States Championship against Rey Mysterio, along with Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin in what will be Angle’s retirement match from pro wrestling.As of now, the official card features nine matches.Here is the updated card for WrestleMania 35 on April 7 in three weeks:WWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth RollinsRAW Women’s Championship – Triple Threat MatchRonda Rousey (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky LynchNo Holds Barred MatchTriple H vs. BatistaWWE United States ChampionshipSamoa Joe (c) vs. Rey MysterioRetirement MatchKurt Angle vs. Baron CorbinShane McMahon vs. The MizRandy Orton vs. AJ StylesAndre the Giant Memorial Battle RoyalConfirmed so far: Braun StrowmanWWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipBuddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony NesePlus, Alexa Bliss will act as the official host of WrestleManiaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey To Make WWE Debut At WrestleMania Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+ First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down
On Monday Night Football the ex-Manchester United footballer continue throwing “punches” to the Red Devil’s CEOAfter a not very successful summer transfer window for Manchester United.And after a bad start of the 2018-2019 Premier League season.Football Legend Gary Neville has been attacking the Red Devils’ CEO, Ed Woodward, all day.Tonight on Monday Night Football he still had many things to say.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Woodward trying to justify to the media why he’s not backed the manager, it undermines Jose [Mourinho]… it’s been messy…,” Neville said as reported by Give Me Sport.“The CEO of the football club sat in his spot for two minutes after the game and I don’t want to see him do that.”“At the end of the game, stand up, shake the hands of the opposition, tell him well done, smile and be bigger than that,” he added.“The Club need serious footballing people who know how to make decisions about football. Moyes was sacked in the middle of the season, LvG was sacked after winning the FA Cup, Mourinho isn’t a typical United manager.”“The clubs structure has gone out the window,” he explained.
The forthcoming changes to salary sacrifice rules, in particular, the effect on health screening and other medical benefits, reflect a carelessly fragmented attitude towards the nation’s wellbeing and fitness. As the NHS struggles to meet the needs of an ageing, increasingly long-living but unfit population, the Treasury is withdrawing its support for a simple way to relieve at least some of the NHS’s burden.Salary sacrifice created, in the Treasury’s view, “an uneven playing field between employers and employees who use such arrangements and benefit from the tax advantages, and those that don’t”. Choosing, wrongly in my view, to see inconsistent take-up among employers as evidence of unfairness, it has instituted a change that may instead increase unfairness, particularly for those on lower salaries for whom the unsubsidised cost of arranging insurance is often prohibitive.While health and wellbeing-related benefits, including things such as medical screening and group income protection, will be provided as standard to higher-paid staff, they will often be offered to other staff to buy via a salary sacrifice arrangement. These are valuable but expensive benefits that, in the case of many lower-paid or just about managing workers, risk becoming luxuries that will have to be done without when the tax incentive is removed. This regressive step is bad for these employees and their families, bad for their employers and, over the longer term, bad for the social welfare of the country.While it is feasible that some of what the Treasury will save might help meet increased NHS costs, would it not be more sensible to reduce those costs by financially incentivising tax-payers to take greater personal responsibility for their health?Our years of austerity seem to have taught us little about the social benefits of shared responsibility and only about the short-term fiscal gains of robbing Peter to pay Paul.Kevin Gude is director at law firm Gowling WLG
Sarah Tew/CNET The Palm may be little, but it’s ready to venture out on its own. In November, the $350 Palm debuted as a diminutive device that could handle calls and texts, plus a few other tasks — but only as an accessory to another Verizon phone. Palm has now announced a new version that’s capable of serving as a standalone Android phone. Verizon is currently offering the new Palm for $199 with a two-year plan; that deal ends on May 1, after which it returns to its original $350 price. Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy Apple Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) Wacky Palm device is a 3.3-inch ‘phone’ for your phone 57 Photos See It Palm specs3.3-inch, 445ppi, 720p resolution12-megapixel rear camera and flash8-megapixel front-facing camera32GB local storage, 3GB RAMNo expandable storage800mAh batteryQualcomm Snapdragon 435 processorProprietary optical sensor to unlock the phone, but not 3D (not secure enough for mobile payments)One speaker on frontUSB-C portOne button power-lockGesture controlsAndroid 8.1No NFCWater resistance: IP68 $349 See it Apple Watch Series 4 Walmart Phones 2:57 Share your voice $413 $399 Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements 0 How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app $349 Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) See It Post a comment News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? Tags See It According to Palm, the first version of the phone, the “Palm companion,” can not be changed over to support standalone cell service. If you own the older version, however, you can trade it in and receive $199 in credit toward the new “Palm smartphone.” Preview: Palm’s quasi-phone turns heads, but we’re still not sure what it’s forIn addition to its expanded service capabilities, Palm says the new model has improved cameras and a software update that will extend battery life. The new software will become available to first-generation Palm devices later in April.Previously, the Palm companion used a primary Verizon cellphone’s call forwarding to get calls and texts — similar to how the LTE-connected Apple Watch works. Though too small for watching video, playing games or extensive typing, we found the Palm good for playing music, recording workouts and other at-a-glance tasks. Read: Why a tiny Palm phone comeback makes sense in a Note 9 world Palm is back! But this 3.3-inch device isn’t a phone… CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Verizon
Two days after Gov. Bill Walker filed a bill to create a marijuana control board and a day after the drug became legal in the state, state senators are offering legislation setting terms for that board.Download AudioThe 25-page bill was offered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It would require marijuana retailers and growers to be licensed by the state, instead of just getting business registrations. They would have to be an Alaska resident for at least one year before they can apply, and would need to go through fingerprinting and background checks. The legislation also addresses the packaging and advertising of marijuana products. It requires retailers to keep the drug in child-safe containers, and limits them from marketing marijuana in a way that would be “enticing to minors” but without defining what that means. It also requires edible marijuana products to be sold in serving sizes that have a maximum of 10 milligrams of THC — the active chemical in the drug.
A relative of Yogesh Raj, a Hindu activist, cries after Raj got arrested for leading the protests in which two people died on Monday, in Nayabans village in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India, on 5 December 2018. — Photo: ReutersNayabans isn’t remarkable as northern Indian villages go. Sugar cane grows in surrounding fields, women carry animal feed in bullock carts through narrow lanes, people chatter outside a store, and cows loiter.But this week, the village in Uttar Pradesh state became a symbol of the deepening communal divide in India as some Hindu men from the area complained they had seen a group of Muslims slaughtering cows in a mango orchard a couple of miles away.That infuriated Hindus, who regard the cow as a sacred animal. Anger against Muslims turned into outrage that police had not stopped an illegal practice, and a Hindu mob blocked a highway, threw stones, burned vehicles and eventually two people were shot and killed – including a police officer.The events throw a spotlight on the religious strains in places like Nayabans since prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power at the national level in 2014 and in Uttar Pradesh in 2017. Tensions are ratcheting up ahead of the next general election, due to be held by May.The BJP said it was “bizarre” to assume the party would benefit from any religious disharmony, dismissing suggestions that its supporters were largely responsible for the tensions.“In a large country like India nobody can ensure that nothing will go wrong, but it’s our responsibility to maintain law and order and we understand that,” party spokesman Gopal Krishna Agarwal said. “But people are trying to politicise these issues.”Nayabans, just about three hour’s drive from Delhi, has about 400 Muslims out of a population of 4,000, the rest are Hindu. Relations between the communities began deteriorating around the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last year when Hindus in the village demanded that loudspeakers used to call for prayer at a makeshift mosque be removed, local Muslims said.“For 40 years mikes were used in the mosque, calls for prayer were made five times a day, but no one objected,” said Waseem Khan, a 28-year-old Muslim community leader in Nayabans.“We resisted initially but then we thought it’s better to live in peace then create a dispute over a mike,” he said. “We don’t want to give them a chance to fan communal tensions.”Reuters spoke with more than a dozen Muslims from the village but except for Khan, no one else wanted to be named for fear of angering the Hindu population.Several among a group of Muslim women and girls standing outside the mosque said they have been living in fear since the BJP came to power in the state in 2017.They said that Hindu groups now hold provocative processions through the village during every Hindu festival, loudspeakers blaring, something that used to happen rarely before. They said they felt “terrorised” by Hindu activists.“While passing through our areas during their religious rallies, they chant ‘Pakistan murdabad’ (down with Pakistan) as if we have some connection to Pakistan just because we are Muslims,” Khan said.HINDU PRIEST CHIEF MINISTERThe subcontinent was divided into Muslim Pakistan and Hindu-majority India at the time of independence from British colonial rule in 1947.During the violence on Monday, many Muslims in Nayabans locked themselves in their homes fearing attacks. Some who had attended a three-day Muslim religious congregation some miles away stayed outside the area that night to avoid making themselves targets for the mob.Muslim villagers say they are particularly fearful of the top elected official in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who is a Hindu priest and senior BJP figure. Hindu hardliners started asserting themselves more in the village after he was elected, they say.Uttar Pradesh sends 80 lawmakers to the lower house of parliament, the largest of any state in the country.Considered the county’s political crucible, it has also been the scene for spiraling Hindu-Muslim tensions.Adityanath said the lead up to the rioting in Nayabans was a “big conspiracy”, but did not elaborate.In the only statement from his office on the incident, Adityanath ordered police to arrest those directly or indirectly involved in the slaughter of cows and made no mention of the death of the police inspector. He announced 1 million rupees ($14,110) as compensation for the family of the other dead man, a local who is among those accused by police for the violence.Both men were Hindus and died of bullet wounds, although police said it was not yet clear who shot whom.Police say they have arrested up to five people for the cow slaughter but have not given their religion. Locals say all the arrested people are Muslims. Four Hindu men have been arrested for the violence leading to the deaths.“All invidious elements who may have conspired to vitiate the situation will be exposed through a fair and transparent investigation,” Anand Kumar, the second highest police official in Uttar Pradesh, told Reuters.Asked if there was any bias against Muslims, Uttar Pradesh government spokesman Sidharth Nath Singh – who is also the state’s health minister – told Reuters: “We believe in equality and our motto is sabka saath, sabka vikas”, using a Hindi phrase often used by Modi that means “collective effort, inclusive growth”.RELATIVE HARMONYThe two communities in Nayabans have lived in relative harmony for years, residents from both groups said.But now Hindus in the village, who mostly say they support Yogi, accuse the Muslims of trying to turn themselves into the victims when they weren’t.“Can’t believe they are raising our processions with journalists!” said Daulat, a Hindu daily wage laborer who goes by one name. “They are making it a Hindu-Muslim issue, we are not. Their people have been accused of killing cows, so they are playing the victim.”At a middle school, meters from the police outpost near where the two men got killed, two women teachers, sitting on a veranda soaking in the winter sun, said its 66 students stopped coming for classes in the first few days after the violence.“We worship cows and their slaughter can’t be accepted,” said one of the teachers, Uma Rani. “Two Hindus died here but nothing happened to the cow killers.”Both teachers were Hindus.Political analysts say relations between the two communities are likely to stay tense ahead of the national vote, particularly in polarized states such as Uttar Pradesh.The BJP made a near-clean sweep in Uttar Pradesh in 2014, helping Modi win the country’s biggest parliamentary mandate in three decades, but pollsters predict a tighter contest next year because of a lack of jobs and low farm prices.“Facing economic headwinds and lackluster job growth, Modi will rally his conservative base by selectively resorting to Hindu nationalism,” global security consultancy Stratfor said last month.Muslims say they increasingly feel like second-class citizens in their own country.“The BJP will definitely benefit from such incidents,” said Tahir Saifi, a Muslim community leader a few miles from the area of violence who supports a regional opposition party in Uttar Pradesh. “They want all Hindus to unite, and when religion comes into the picture, other issues like development take a back seat.”
The Cat’s Out of the Bag, Neko Atsume is Getting a Live-Action MovieNeko Atsume Launches Even More Kitty Goods to Feed Your Feline Obsession If you’re an ardent mobile gamer or even a casual one who likes to troll Tumblr or Twitter, you’ve likely heard of Neko Atsume, one of the most adorable mobile games that ever existed. You basically collect a menagerie of cats and photos of said cats by attracting them to your humble abode with different houses, treats, and toys.There’s a live-action movie in the works thanks to Japan (of course) and the latest trailer gives us a glimpse at more of who and what we can expect to see from the film. The cast will include Tomoro Taguchi from the live-action version of Gantz as the heroine Michiru’s senior editor, Tae Kimura from the Densha Otoko TV series as pet shopkeeper Yoko, Kayoko Okubo as an odd real estate agent, as well as various other actors making appearances.The storyline’s pretty different from the actual game, however. The original game didn’t really have a story, but one had to be penned to make sure this could come to fruition. It follows novelist Sakumoto, who’s just won a new writer award and has transformed into a best-selling author. But after coming down with a bad case of writer’s block, he moves to a new home. At his new home, a cat shows up but keeps coming back each day after Sakumoto starts putting out food for the cat, much like you do in the mobile app Neko Atsume. Adorable.The movie is planned for release on April 8, 2017, and will screen in select theaters in Japan. There’s yet to be any news of a worldwide release just yet, but given the popularity of the app itself, it just might make a splash overseas somehow. It’ll be interesting to see how this actually shakes out since you wouldn’t think of this property as anything that would move ticket sales, but hey — stranger things have happened.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Stay on target