Torres knocks out Osenio, Kelly scores stunner in ONE prelims

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipJomary Torres continued her sensational ascent to the top of the women’s atomweight division as she knocked out April Osenio in the preliminary matches in ONE: Global Superheroes Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 21-year-old Zamboangueña wiggled her way out of the Team Lakay bet’s armbar on her right arm, lifted Osenio and slammed her to the mat.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Photo from ONE ChampionshipAlso, Edward Kelly hardly broke a sweat as he scored a three-hit combo knockout of Meas Meul.The Team Lakay featherweight fired a pair of solid punches and immediately nailed the high knee to the Cambodian’s jaw, stunning the challenger and prompting the referee to call for the bell at the 21-second mark of the first round.It was an emotional victory for Kelly, who finally achieved success in front of his home crowd.“Last time, I trained really well and I ended up with a loss. I was really disappointed,” he recounted. “But now, this is what happened. I’m so happy, not just for myself, but for my team and I hope my teammates will also get the win.”Kelly bounced back from his loss to Emilio Urrutia back in August to rise to 10-4, while Meul suffered his first defeat and dropped to 8-1.ADVERTISEMENT Federer reaches 7th Australian Open final after Chung retires Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises In the other preliminary fights, Rajinder Singh Meena (9-7) made quick work of Zhang Ze Hao (2-1), making his Chinese foe tap out to his guillotine at the 42-second mark of the opening round.Indonesian strawweight Adrian Matehis (4-3) submitted Eddey Kallai (0-3) with a rear-naked choke at the 4:15 mark of the first round to keep his Malaysian foe winless in the promotion. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Torres punctuated her emphatic win by pummeling Osenio with strikes to take the knockout victory 40 seconds into the match, the fastest victory in the women’s division of ONE Championship.Triumphant in the clash between the Filipinas, the undefeated Torres (4-0) now looks on to bigger things, saying she’s willing to take on all comers in her continuing journey in the promotion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m thankful to God that He gave me this win and I also am grateful for my coaches who put their trust on me,” she said in Filipino. “I’ll just accept whatever ONE gives.”Osenio, meanwhile, remains in search of her first win since returning to the cage as she fell to a 2-4 record. LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

PWD jacked up prices of Games projects

first_imgIt’s no doubt that Suresh Kalmadi is in for a tough time over allegations of corruption related to the Commonwealth Games.Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.Be it Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) is being given the royal snub ever since the Games ended.While the Prime Minister has ordered a probe over alleged financial irregularities, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has gone on record claiming the needle of suspicion is on the Kalmadi-led OC. But in her haste to blame Kalmadi and company, the chief minister perhaps failed to overlook the doings of her own departments.The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has pointed out several irregularities in the two showpiece road projects built specially for the Commonwealth Games by the Public Works Department (PWD) of the state government. In documents provided in an RTI reply to Mail Today, the CVC has expressed shock at how the cost of the prestigious elevated road over Barapullah Nullah could increase by over Rs 80 crore.The RTI query found out that while the estimated cost was Rs 352 crore, the tender was awarded for Rs 433 crore and that too within days of drawing up the estimate.”The estimate for the project was approved on July 30, 2008. Approximately 90 per cent items in the estimate were calculated on the prevailing market rate. But the work was awarded by the PWD (in August the same year) on higher rates by 23 per cent,” the CVC said in its reply.advertisementThe CVC has also indicted the PWD’s Ring Road bypass project, which provided dedicated access to the Indira Gandhi Stadium.The tender for this project was awarded by the department for Rs 214 crore to M/ S Simplex Infrastructure Ltd against an estimated cost of Rs 172 crore. The CVC documents say the tender was awarded by the PWD at “very high rates” by jacking up prices of materials and labour by as much as 36 per cent.” The amount was highly inflated by various methods. In labour rates, Rs 3.68 crore was included as transportation cost from labour camp to site of work which was not justified.Surprisingly, labour camps were allowed on site and do not involve any transportation of labour. There was another unjustified amount of Rs 25.84 crore by way of 25 per cent extra charges on labour and machinery cost,” the CVC document pointed out.With inputs from agencieslast_img read more

World Cup 2018, England vs Belgium: Tricky battle awaits Group G top dogs

first_imgOn the outset, England vs Belgium looks like a big-team stalemate that bears no consequence on the World Cup as much but in reality it is far from it.Gareth Southgate has to choose between giving Harry Kane a chance at the Golden Boot and resting him for the knockout. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez faces a similar decision with Romelu Lukaku.Harry Kane, after his hat-trick against Panama, is now the leading scorer of the World Cup with five goals while Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo are just behind him with four goals.With the battle from the knockouts expected to get much tougher and more and more uncertainty creeping in, England vs Belgium might actually be the chance for both of them to tighten their stranglehold on the top prize.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGETwo of the #WorldCup top scorers could face each other tonight in Kaliningrad…Who has impressed you more at this tournament so far? #ENGBEL pic.twitter.com/IJRscY8f2JFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018″He’s sitting really proudly at the top. He’s gone ahead of some major, major names in English football history in terms of World Cup goals,” Southgate said. “That should make him incredibly proud, but he also knows the team is the most important thing and we have to make decisions that are right for the team.”Lukaku, meanwhile, did not train with Belgium on Tuesday and looks likely to be rested. Lukaku, playmaker Eden Hazard and winger Dries Mertens are all nursing injuries after Belgium’s 5-2 victory over Panama.advertisementWORLD CUP 2018 – FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE FIFA World Cup 2018: Eden Hazard (left) and Romelu Lukaku have been at the heart of Belgium’s success so far. (Reuters Photo)While this is one side of the story, the other is that they have both qualified and with Colombia, Japan and Senegal battling it out in Group H, it does not really matter who out of England and Belgium top Group G.Topping the group would hardly make a difference for either of England or Belgium and give them any advantage, considering all the contesting teams of Group H are at more or less the same level.That is exactly why it is widely believed that both teams will rest their key players for their final group game at Kaliningrad and they may give a chance to the underused squad members.”For our country, that would be a very difficult mindset to have,” Southgate said of the possibility of taking it easy. “We want to win every game of football we go into. I don’t know how we would go into a game not wanting to win and not wanting to play well.”Also read – World Cup 2018: Why England and Belgium might want to lose on ThursdayBelgium defender Toby Alderweireld echoed that sentiment.”We are going to try to win the game, because as a footballer you want to win every game,” he said.England knows from bitter experience that there is no such thing as an easy draw at major tournaments after its embarrassing defeat by Iceland at the 2016 European Championship in France.That said, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has already signaled he will be shuffling his team on Thursday.Also read – Jesse Lingard perfects shoot dance after scoring against Panama”The reality is that we are qualified and in a tournament like the World Cup, you’re only as good as the 23 players (in the squad). There will be opportunities for other players,” he said.Alderweireld, for one, doesn’t feel like sitting out a match.”Rest? I think footballers always want to play. Everybody wants to play,” he said. “I feel good. There are enough days between matches. I feel ready if the trainer needs me.”Who will top the group?Marouane Fellaini expects an even contest when Belgium meet England in #ENGBELWho do you think will take top spot in Group G? #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/ekH576qfhKFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018England and Belgium have identical records and goal tallies heading into their group decider, so a draw in Kaliningrad would have FIFA consulting its tiebreaker rules to determine the group winner. That means it could come down to the teams’ disciplinary records and if that doesn’t separate them, drawing lots.The Group G winner next plays the runner-up from Group H, where three teams are still in contention Japan, Senegal and Colombia. The Group G runner-up plays the winner of Group H.Also read – Harry Kane first Englishman to score World Cup hat-trick since 1986advertisementFamiliar foesEngland and Belgium players will encounter plenty of familiar faces. Assuming they play, the match will pit Manchester City teammates Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones against one another, while Kane could have to beat Tottenham defenders Jan Vertonghen and Alderweireld if he is to add to his tournament-leading goal tally. Stones also used to play with Lukaku at Everton.Also read – World Cup 2018: Lukaku demands more from Belgium after Tunisia winReturn from injury for Vincent Kompany?Another Manchester City star, Belgium center back Vincent Kompany, looks to be returning to fitness. He trained with the team Monday and Tuesday, although it remains unclear if he is ready to take on England in a match Belgium doesn’t have to win.Also read – World Cup 2018: Harry Kane wants England to believe after reaching last 16Kompany has not played since injuring his groin on June 2 in a pre-tournament friendly against Portugal in Brussels.PANAMA, TUNISIA EYE CHANCES TO IMPROVE WORLD CUP LEGACIESPanama defender Felipe Baloy has one more goal before his international career ends this year at age 37.After scoring his country’s first goal at its first World Cup , Baloy now would like to experience Panama’s first victory on international soccer’s greatest stage. Standing in the way is Tunisia, which will be seeking its first World Cup victory since 1978 when the sides meet to close out Group G play on Thursday night.”When we came to this World Cup, we knew we were going to have three really hard matches against Belgium, England and Tunisia,” Baloy said before training Tuesday. “We knew the first two were difficult. The last match against England, we couldn’t achieve a victory, but we achieved our first goal.Also read – Watch: Panama commentators in tears after World Cup debut”That’s not to say we’re going to beat Tunisia, but we hope to have a victory to give as a gift to our people in Panama so they can celebrate and be proud of us.”Baloy also would like as many fans as possible to watch Panama’s pursuit of history, rather than the other Group G finale between England and Belgium at the same time.”It’s difficult to ask fans to watch our match instead of England and Belgium because they have players who are world class,” Baloy said.Panama and Tunisia are both eliminated, while England and Belgium have advanced to the round of 16.Still, Baloy invited soccer fans worldwide “to watch our game, because it will be a beautiful game and we are very proud to play our last game at the World Cup.”Indeed, low-stakes group finales between teams who’ve failed to qualify for the knockout stage have a way of producing plenty of highlights. The pressure is off to defend robustly. Rather, players can feel relaxed to explore the bounds of their abilities in an effort to make their mark on the tournament.There hasn’t been a draw in such a game since the tournament expanded to 32 teams in 1998, a trend extended when Saudi Arabia pulled out a 2-1 victory over Egypt with an injury-time goal Monday.advertisement(With AP inputs)last_img read more

BCCI ethics officer gives clean chit to Sachin Tendulkar in conflict of interest issue

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain has given a clean chit to Sachin Tendulkar following a complaint of conflict of interest. However, the Ethics officer has found that VVS Laxman, who is a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee, a team official in the Sunrisers Hyderabad and a commentator, has a conflict of interest.Justice Jain, in his ruling, has said that Laxman’s conflict of interest is tractable and has directed BCCI to ensure that Laxman relinquishes his interests, which give rise of conflict of interest and does not occupy more than one post at any given point of time, within two weeks.Justice Jain had last month dismissed the ‘conflict of interest’ allegations against Tendulkar after the cricket icon refused to be part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) unless he is provided with agreeable ‘terms of reference’.It effectively means that Tendulkar won’t be a part of the new coach selection process after the World Cup unless CoA gives proper terms of reference.It was Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta, who had alleged that both Tendulkar and VVS Laxman are conflicted for performing dual roles as CAC member as well as mentor/icon with their franchises Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.However, Tendulkar in his affidavit had categorically denied that he has any financial agreement in both his roles and hence doesn’t come under tractable ‘conflict of interest’.It has been learned that CoA is ready with terms of reference and will be handed over to him now that the case is over.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Loss against India was turning point for Australia, feels Mitchell StarcAlso Read | India vs England Live Cricket Match Streaming: Watch ENG vs IND Live Match on Star Sports and DD SportsAlso Seelast_img read more

Spurs set Premier League attendance record

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Spurs set Premier League attendance record in Liverpool thrashing Goal Last updated 2 years ago 01:00 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dele Alli Tottenham 102217 Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Liverpool A record number of spectators took in a thorough dismantling of the Reds at Tottenham’s temporary home, with 80,827 people packing the stadium Premier League history was made Sunday as Tottenham took on Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.The usual home of the English national team is serving as the temporary place of residence for Spurs as they wait for their new replacement for White Hart Lane to be completed.Spurs or Draw 8/13 at Old Trafford 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 And Sunday, it housed 80,827 for the showdown between the Spurs and Reds, a new attendance record for the Premier League.It surpassed the previous record of 76,098, set in a contest between Manchester United and Blackburn in 2007.It’s likely there were far fewer fans at the finish than the start, however, as Spurs waltzed to a convincing 4-1 victory over Liverpool thanks to a Harry Kane brace and goals from Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli, leading Reds supporters to head for the exits early.But it’s likely the majority of the fans went home happy as Spurs went level with second-placed Manchester United on points, though they remain n third due to inferior goal difference. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Position Vacant – Business Operations Coordinator

first_imgTouch Football Australia Incorporated (TFA) is the governing body for the sport across the nation. On June 25th 2005, the structure of the organisation changed to a Unitary Model, where the Affiliates are the members and the State Bodies became branches of TFA .The Business Operations Coordinator will oversee complete operations of all Touch Football Victoria run competitions. Key duties include providing a high level of strategic and operational support to competitions as well as looking at avenues for growth and increasing revenue streams. Developing new competitions in a variety of formats will also be a focus.Sound business and financial processes and accountability are also required.A Job Description including selection criteria is attached. Applications close on Monday, 1 September 2008 at 5pm.Email applications with cover letter addressing position description and CV to nick.mooney@victouch.com.au Further information: Nick Mooney – Operations Manager VIC – (03) 9206 6755For more details, visit the Touch Football Victoria website – www.victouch.com.auRelated Filesbusiness_operations_coordinator_position_descrip-pdflast_img read more

17 days agoFive to go: Spurs to sell stars – including Dier

first_imgFive to go: Spurs to sell stars – including Dierby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEric Dier is to be transfer-listed by Tottenham in January, it has been revealed.The Times says Dier will be joined by Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier and Victor Wanyama on the list with a mid-season shake-up seemingly on the agenda. Tottenham went into the international break in miserable circumstances after conceding 10 goals in two games with the 3-0 defeat by Brighton following the 7-2 demolition by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Dier has struggled for minutes this season following the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele and has featured just three times. England team-mate Harry Winks appears to be the preferred option alongside Ndombele and so Dier has been forced to take a peripheral role so far. With a lack of involvement the report details how Pochettino is willing to sell Dier and some of his misfiring team-mates in a bid to freshen up the ailing squad. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Kangana Ranaut goes khaki for Mental Hai Kya. See leaked photos from film set

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 20:39 IST Tied with harness, Kangana Ranaut is seen in action mode in the behind the scene pictures from the sets of Mental Hai Kya.After portraying the role of Jhansi ki Rani Laxmi Bai in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut is ready to play a cop in the film Mental Hai Kya. A number of behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot of the film have been leaked where the actress is seen donning a police uniform and performing stunts on a bike.In the pictures, Kangana is seen tied to a harness, in the middle of an action scene. Donning aviator glasses and riding a bike, Kangana looks quite hot and sexy in khaki. After Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut will again be seen doing her own stunts in Mental Hai KyaWhile nothing much is known about the film’s storyline, going by the leaked pictures, it seems that Mental Hai Kya will be an out-and-out entertainer. Mental Hai Kya deals with hallucinations and mental disorders. The film also stars Rajkummar Rao, who will be pairing up with Kangana for the second time. They have worked in Queen earlier.Apart from Mental Hai Kya, the Queen actress has quite a few interesting films in her kitty. Kangana has also signed her next film, a biopic on Tamil actor-politician J Jayalalithaa, and will also be seen in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next, Panga.Mental Hai Kya, which also stars Amyra Dastur and Jimmy Shergill, among others, is being helmed by Prakash Kovelamudi.Kangana Ranaut has committed herself to two back-to-back schedules of Panga, a sports drama being helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, in Delhi and Kolkata from April.advertisementRecently, Kangana created a stir when she accused big names in the industry of not supporting her film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. At the India Today Conclave 2019 in Delhi, Kangana explained why she lashed out at the industry for not backing her. “I used to get a lot of calls from my actor friends and people from the industry who would have tears in their eyes and say that this is so amazing. I told them that the film is in theatres, why don’t you tweet about it or say something about it? Some of them would just vanish and not reply, some told me that they don’t want to be targeted,” she said.ALSO READ: Aamir Khan responds to Kangana Ranaut accusing him of not supporting ManikarnikaALSO READ| Panga: Kangana Ranaut turns kabaddi player for next filmALSO READ| Alia Bhatt on Kangana Ranaut: Can’t speak candid like her but I do have an opinionALSO WATCH: Kangana Ranaut on being called witch, whore and psychopathGet 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 byJyoti Kanyal Tags :Follow Kangana RanautFollow Mental Hai Kya Kangana Ranaut goes khaki for Mental Hai Kya. See leaked photos from film setPictures of Kangana Ranaut in police uniform from the sets her upcoming film Mental Hai Kya have leaked. The actress is seen riding a bike and performing her stunts in the BTS pictures.advertisementlast_img read more

CAIS Program Enrolment Deadline Extended

first_imgNova Scotia farmers will have more time to enrol in the CanadianAgricultural Income Stabilization (CAIS) program, Chrisd’Entremont, Minister of the Nova Scotia Department ofAgriculture and Fisheries, said today, Feb. 24. Two deadlines for the program have been extended. The firstdeadline, for responding to the program’s options notices andchoosing a level of income protection for 2003 and 2004, has beenmoved to April 30. The deadline for making deposits, for 2003 and2004 program years has also been extended to Dec. 31. The deadline to file farming income information for the 2003 CAISprogram will remain the same. Farmers must report their 2003farming income for tax purposes and submit the 2003 CAISsupplementary forms reporting inventory and expense informationby June 15 for individuals and June 30 for corporations “With all the hardships producers have experienced this past yearit is great that these deadlines are being extended,” said theminister. “The new deadlines will give producers an increasedopportunity to participate in the CAIS program as well as toaddress any transitional challenges that may arise.” Producers who would like to participate, but have not yetreceived an options notice, should contact the CAIS programadministration office as soon as possible. For more informationcall toll-free 1 866 367-8506 or visit the website atwww.agr.gc.ca/caisprogram .last_img read more

24 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

first_imgTokyo: A suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan killed 24 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, with flames gutting the building in the city of Kyoto. Police said the fierce blaze appeared to have been started deliberately but there was no immediate information on a possible motive. The toll continued to climb hours after the fire began, with fire department officials saying bodies were being discovered as they searched the ravaged building. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang A fire department official told AFP that at least 11 more people had been found “in cardio-respiratory arrest,” a term used in Japan to signify a victim’s death before it is officially certified. The discoveries, on the building’s second floor and a stairwell leading to the roof, raised the toll to at least 24 dead. Officials said 35 people had also been injured in the fire, 10 of whom were in serious condition, and local media said around 70 people were believed to have been in the building when the fire started. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: Trump Footage of the blaze showed thick white smoke pouring from the windows of the three-storey building. Its facade was charred black on much of one side where the flames had shot out of the windows. The fire department said it began receiving calls around 10:35 am (0135 GMT) about the fire at the studio belonging to Kyoto Animation. “Callers reported having heard a loud explosion from the first floor of Kyoto Animation and seeing smoke,” a fire department spokesman said. Police said they were still investigating the cause of the fire but it was a suspected arson attack. “A man threw a liquid and set fire to it,” a Kyoto prefectural police spokesman told AFP. Public broadcaster NHK reported that a man had been detained in connection with the blaze and was later taken to hospital for treatment. It reported that the suspect had poured a gasoline-like substance around the building and said “drop dead” as he set fire to it. “I heard two loud bangs, they sounded like explosions,” a man told NHK. “The fire was raging hard. I saw red flames flaring.” A woman living nearby told Kyodo news agency she had seen at least one injured person outside the building. “A person with singed hair was lying down and there were bloody footprints,” the 59-year-old told the local news outlet. There was no immediate statement from the studio, which produced several well-known television anime series, including “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” and “K-ON!” “We are in the process of learning what happened,” said a woman who answered the phone at the firm’s headquarters in Uji City in the Kyoto region. “We cannot tell you anything more,” she added. The blaze prompted an outpouring of support from those in Japan’s anime industry, one of the country’s best known cultural exports. “No, I don’t know what I should be thinking now,” tweeted Yutaka Yamamoto, an animation director who once worked at Kyoto Animation. “Why, why, why?” Japan has a famously low crime rate, with violent crime very rare. Arson is considered a serious crime and people convicted of deliberately setting fires in a country where many people still live in wooden houses can face the death penalty. A man convicted of setting a fire that killed 16 people in Osaka in 2008 is currently on death row.last_img read more

Chretien Romanow McMurtry condemn Fords use of notwithstanding clause

first_imgTORONTO – Three prominent former politicians who negotiated the inclusion of the notwithstanding clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are condemning the Ontario government’s use of the rare provision to push through legislation that was deemed unconstitutional by the courts.Former prime minister Jean Chretien, former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow and former Ontario attorney general Roy McMurtry issued a statement Friday saying the clause wasn’t meant to be used in this way.“The clause was designed to be invoked by legislatures in exceptional situations, and only as a last resort after careful consideration,” they said. “It was not designed to be used by governments as a convenience or as a means to circumvent proper process.”The three men urged Ontario’s Progressive Conservative legislators to break ranks with Premier Doug Ford, who announced Monday he would invoke the notwithstanding clause to override a judge’s ruling on legislation concerning the size of Toronto’s city council.“We condemn his actions and call on those in his cabinet and caucus to stand up to him,” they said. “History will judge them by their silence.”When asked about the comments, a spokeswoman for Ford said the Ontario government was using the part of Constitution “designed specifically to ensure that the will of an elected legislature is respected.”“Section 33 makes it clear that the elected legislature, not the judiciary, should have the final say over certain laws,” Laryssa Waler said in a statement.A Toronto judge this week struck down legislation to slash the size of Toronto city council in the middle of an election, saying it infringed on voters’ and candidates’ right to free expression.Ford justified using the notwithstanding clause when he reintroduced the legislation, saying that “politically appointed” judges shouldn’t interfere with democratically elected governments.The premier also touted Chretien as a supporter of the clause when pressed on the issue during question period Thursday.Former Tory premier Bill Davis has also spoken out against Ford’s decision, as have Canada’s big city mayors and all 25 Liberal MPs from Toronto.Toronto city council, meanwhile, has asked the federal government to intervene. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that while he is disappointed by the Ontario government’s decision, he will not wade into the debate.Ford’s invoking of the notwithstanding clause marks the first time it is being used in Ontario.last_img read more

Bid On Manchester United Packages For Charity

first_imgAs the Official Vehicle of Manchester United, Chevrolet is proud to offer 6 exclusive fan packages when Manchester United comes to America to face off against Real Madrid FC on August 2.All proceeds from the auctions go to support the United Way. Founded in 1887, United Way Worldwide is advancing the common good and mobilizing the caring power in nearly 1,800 communities around the world.As well as VIP ticket packages, you can also bid on the chance to have your child escort a player onto the field, and the chance to walk the pitch before the game.To make a bid or find out more, click here.last_img

Returning Canadian Hits DARK MATTER WYNONNA EARP and Original Series KILLJOYS Ignite

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook About Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About SpaceSpace is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and the popular after show AFTER THE BLACK. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK and KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series DOCTOR WHO, THE EXPANSE, DARK MATTER, and AFTERMATH. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Based on the graphic novel created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, DARK MATTER centres on an intergalactic crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Following Season 2’s explosive finale, the scattered survivors of EOS-7 battle to regroup amidst the backdrop of corporate war. Ryo Ishida, now emperor of Zairon, makes an enemy of his former allies while the past comes back to haunt the crew of the Raza. Melissa O’Neil as Two; Anthony Lemke as Three; Alex Mallari Jr. as Four; Jodelle Ferland as Five; Roger Cross as Six; and Zoie Palmer as The Android. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and developed and  produced by Prodigy Pictures, DARK MATTER is executive produced by Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.With an average of 390,000 viewers each week, Season 2 of DARK MATTER was the second-most watched series on Space behind DOCTOR WHO. In its timeslot at 10 p.m. ET, DARK MATTER made Space the most-watched specialty network.In the Season 3 premiere “Being Better is So Much Harder” (Friday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET) the survivors of the EOS 7 bombing fight to stay alive and find the rest of their crew. Then at 9 p.m. ET the thrill continues with Episode 2, “It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This” as the crew of the Raza targets an Ishida research station in an attempt to take back the Blink Drive. WYNONNA EARP Season 2Fridays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning June 9Based on IDW Publishing’s comic book series by Beau Smith, WYNONNA EARP is a fast-paced, gun-slinging thriller that follows Wyatt Earp’s great-great-granddaughter Wynonna, as she battles demons and other supernatural beings.Currently airing back-to-back episodes Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET – midnight, Season 1 of WYNONNA EARP reaches an average of 675,000 viewers each week. During its timeslot, Space is the most-watched entertainment specialty station.In the Season 2 premiere, Wynonna and the gang must face a whole new level of evil when more paranormal beings enter the Ghost River Triangle. In the premiere episode “Steel Bars and Stone Walls” (Friday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET), the consequences of Waverly’s (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) actions affect the whole team.KILLJOYS Season 3Fridays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning June 30Created by showrunner Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL), this intergalactic thriller continues to be Space’s most-watched original series and a critical darling. Season 3 sees the return of the heroic trio: Hannah John-Kamen as fierce and fearless leader Dutch, Aaron Ashmore as the determined and tech-savvy John Jaqobis and Luke MacFarlane as the steadfast and tactical D’avin Jaqobis. After sustaining serious personal losses, the trio of interplanetary bounty hunters must come together and prepare themselves for what lies ahead. Tension and tragedy loom over the J Star System, as they struggle to assemble an army and prepare for battle.In the season opener (Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET) “Boondoggie”, Dutch and D’avin, with the help of an obnoxious black market dealer, are on the hunt for a weapon that will draw out the Hullen; and Johnny receives an SOS from Clara leading him into the underground world of Hackmods.Social Media links TORONTO (May 30, 2017) – Space fans can buckle up for an action-packed thrill ride when a killer trifecta of Space’s biggest homegrown hits DARK MATTER, WYNONNA EARP and KILLJOYS jump-start Friday nights beginning June 9, on Space. Kicking things off is Season 3 of Canadian smash-hit series DARK MATTER when it returns with a special premiere event airing two back-to-back episodes at 8 and 9 p.m. ET, before returning to its regular timeslot of Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 16. Following the Season 3 debut of DARK MATTER, on June 9 at 10 p.m. ET, Space has the exclusive Canadian premiere of supernatural sensation WYNONNA EARP, starring Canadian Melanie Scrofano (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, LETTERKENNY), as the titular demon hunter. Finally, the stars align on June 30 when Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS returns for a third season of intergalactic bounty hunting, Fridays at 8 p.m. ET. Space viewers can catch-up on new seasons of DARK MATTER, WYNONNA EARP and KILLJOYS on Space.ca, Space GO, and via On Demand partners. Season 1 and 2 of KILLJOYS are also available on CraveTV. KILLJOYS, DARK MATTER and WYNONNA EARP air the same day and time on Syfy in the U.S.DARK MATTER Season 3Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, after two-episode premiere on June 9 at 8 p.m. Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Space on Facebook Space on Twitter Space on Instagram Killjoys on Twitter Dark Matter on Twitter Wynonna Earp on Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

BJP renominates sitting MPs in 4 Delhi LS seats

first_imgNEW DELHI: Putting a full stop to all speculation, the BJP on Sunday released names of candidates in four Lok Sabha seats in Delhi and all the four are sitting MPs — Dr Harsh Vardhan from Chandni Chowk, Manoj Tiwari from North-East, Pravesh Verma from West Delhi and Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi. Sources in the party said that the other seats will be out soon and the party is waiting for the list of Congress candidates, after which it will take the final call. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDr Harsh Vardhan is the incumbent Union science & technology and environment minister. Last time he got 44.58 per cent votes followed by AAP’s Ashutosh (30.71 per cent) and Congress party’s Kapil Sibal (17.94 per cent). AAP has nominated Pankaj Gupta this time and according to sources, Congress may field Delhi unit chief and former CM Shiela Dikshit. From North-East Delhi the BJP has announed the name of its Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari, a star campaigner of the party. Last time Tiwari got 45.25 per cent vote followed by AAP’s Anand Kumar (34.31 per cent). This time AAP leader Dilip Pandey is fighting from this seat. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayIn the last election, BJP South Delhi candidate Ramesh Bidhuri got 45.17 per cent vote followed by AAP’s Col Devinder Sehrawat with 35.46 per cent and Congress party’s Ramesh Kumar who got 11 per cent vote. This time AAP’s young face Raghav Chadha is fighting from this seat. The BJP’s West Delhi candidate Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma is the son of late BJP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma. In the last election he got 48.30 per cent vote followed by AAP’s Jarnail Singh with 28 per cent and Congress party’s Mahabal Mishra with 14 per cent vote. This time AAP’s candidate from the seat is Balbir Singh Jakhar.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Arrives in New Delhi For IndiaAfrica Forum Summit

Rabat – King Mohammed VI of Morocco arrived this Sunday in New Delhi to participate in the third India-Africa Forum Summit, scheduled for October 26 to 29.Spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup announced in a tweet that King Mohammed VI is the first head of state to arrive in New Delhi, adding that he “was received by Minister [of State for Agriculture] Sanjeev Balyan”.#IAFS The first Head of State arrives. King of Morocco Mohammed VI in Delhi, received by Minister Sanjeev Balyan pic.twitter.com/ZIX2jEVkCV— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) October 25, 2015The India-Africa Summit begins on Monday but the main summit, attended by heads of state and government, including nearly 40 kings, presidents and prime ministers, is on October 29. The Summit will provide a high-level political platform for African Heads of State and government and the Indian government to debate their common problems, including food, health and environment, as well as expand cooperation on maritime security and counterterrorism.This is the second trip of King Mohammed VI to India, since he came to power in 1999. Multiple local media reports said the visit translates the importance Morocco attaches to strengthening its relations with the Asian country.Moroccan-Indian trade relations have scored a steady growth recently. In 2014, trade between the two countries stood at $1.36 billion, with India’s exports to Morocco amounting to $500.5 million, while imports were valued at $855.8 million.Indian exports to Morocco in 2014 decreased by 21.6 percent compared to the previous year, while Moroccan exports to India registered an increase of 10.2 percent. The trade balance is almost always in favor of Morocco due to exports of phosphoric acid and rock phosphate to India. read more

Celtics Deny Nets Chance to Interview Doc Rivers

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied the Brooklyn Nets permission to speak to Doc Rivers about their vacant coaching position, team and league sources confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.Rivers has three years and $21 million remaining on his contract. The Nets did not retain interim coach P.J. Carlesimo after getting knocked out of the playoffs earlier this month.Reached late Thursday, Ainge refused to comment on the Nets’ interest in Rivers and reiterated that he expects him back on the Celtics’ bench next season.“Doc has told me he’s coming back,” Ainge said bluntly. “I talk to him almost every day about our team and what we are going to do moving forward.”The Celtics’ unwillingness to allow a competing team to talk to Rivers suggests they expect him to honor the extension he signed on May 11, 2011, which made him among the highest-paid coaches in professional sports and one of the top two in the NBA, along with the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich.When Rivers signed that deal, he was asked about the lean years that inevitably would surface as Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen grew older, moved on or retired.“Well, I don’t think anyone is looking forward to [rebuilding],” Rivers said, “but I’m willing to do that. I’ve had a group that has been very loyal to me, and I think it would have been very easy to just run and go somewhere else and chase something else. … I just don’t think that’s the right thing to do. Coaches talk about loyalty and team, and I just thought it was time to show it.”That will not stop the offers from coming. Last season, the Orlando Magic offered Rivers the job of team president, which would have entailed everything from schmoozing with corporate sponsors to running the front office. Though he had previously insisted he had “little to no interest” in running a franchise, the financial windfall and unilateral power that would come with such a position (not to mention the proximity to his home base) gave him some brief pause. Ultimately, Rivers rebuffed the Magic and determined he wasn’t done coaching.Ainge acknowledged late Thursday afternoon that Rivers remains a coveted asset among NBA circles.“We know people want Doc,” Ainge said. “We know people want (Rajon Rondo) and KG and Paul Pierce. They are the Celtics. They’ve all had great success.”If Rivers decided to go back to the broadcast booth, where he received rave reviews for his work on TNT, the Celtics still would hold his coaching rights for the life of his contract, preventing him from hopping to another team without some negotiated compensation.Rivers is expected to sit down with his coaching staff, each of whom has an expiring contract, this weekend. read more

2011 was a year of major achievements for Shenhua Shendong Coal Group

first_imgShenhua Shendong Coal Group Corp produced 202 Mt of saleable coal in 2011, becoming the first 200-Mt commercial coal production base in China. The company says it set several new records in coal output and sales in 2011. Raw coal output reached 219 Mt in 2011, up nearly 11.2 Mt from the previous year. Meanwhile, its commercial coal output at 202 Mt was up nearly 9.3 Mt from the previous year. The company’s Shendong coalfield covers a total area of 31,200 km2 km, and is partly located in northern Yulin in Shaanxi province and partly in southern Ordos in Inner Mongolia. International Mining reported on the company in 2010.The coalfield has 223,600 Mt of Proven coal reserves, the largest in China. At present, there are seven 10-Mt coal mines and three 20-Mt coal mines in the coalfield.Also last year, in October, the Zhunneng Heidaigou opencast coal mine, which is the largest opencast coal mine in China with a design annual output of 20 Mt/y, achieved safe production of 2,000 days with “zero death and type-B & non-casualty incidents,” the company reported. During this period, the mine produced a raw coal output of 139 Mt and a total exploitation volume of 601 million m3, “setting two new records in the annual exploitation volume and raw coal output efficiency in opencast coal mines of China.last_img read more

PPD Zagreb have a new left wing – Dobrivoje Marković

Dobrivoje Markovicppd zagreb Croatian champions PPD Zagreb have a new left wing – Dobrivoje Marković. The 29 years-old righthander signed contract with the Croatian best side until end of the season. PPD Zagreb coach Veselin Vujović is obviosly dissatisfied with performance of left wing trio Šprem, Mihić and Kovačević, decided to take off mark of “Croatian product” from recent vision of Zagreb’s roster.-I couldn’t say no to Vujovic with whom I worked in Vardar and Serbian national team. He is a very good coach – stated Marković for Balkan-Handball.com.Marković played for RK Jugović Kać, Spanish Quenca and Macedonian RK Vardar. He was free agent since June, when he ended contract with Macedonian best team.PHOTO: Mandatory Credit ©SEHA/ Zsolt Melczer ← Previous Story HUNGARY: First defeat for PICK Szeged in Tatabanya! Next Story → African Champions League: Zamalek and African for trophy! read more

Prototype battery case charges in just ten minutes

first_imgA cool new battery case from NTT DoCoMo can charge in just ten minutes. The case then passes on its power to the phone at regular-charge speed whilst on the move.The prototype case, debuted at Ceatec 2011 in Japan, employs lithium-tintanate battery technology – a modified form of the more standard lithium-ion battery – to achieve super-fast recharge speeds.The case itself seems a bit bulky and is designed to fit over a regular phone as a sort of backup power system for those times when you forget to charge it. The fact that NTT DoCoMo is not simply incorporating the lithium-tintanate technology directly into the regular phone battery suggests that it is not ready for mainstream adoption, possibly due to the bulky nature of the current batteries compare to their lithium-ion counterparts.There is no indication from NTT DoCoMo about pricing, or when the super-charge case might see a release; something not uncommon for trade-show previews of next-gen technology. we don’t even know yet what phones will be supported as every handset is different. Surely some modular battery and casing will be required for cater for lots of phones?The battery in the case has some similarities to the Super-Charge Battery from Toshiba, which can charge to 90 percent capacity in five minutes and is touted as a ‘super safe’ battery, capable of withstanding ruptures and functioning in extremely low temperatures (though there is no evidence that the same applies to the NTT DoCoMo version).Backup batteries that allow users to charge their phone when not near a power outlet are nothing new; solutions exist for the iPhone and most other mobile devices. What sets the NTT DoCoMo solution apart is the combination of a charging case and the super-fast re-charge speeds promised.Read more at CNETlast_img read more

Property tax headaches

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australians have to face new headaches after the introduction of the new real estate property tax ENFIA. The new tax has replaced a previous tax widely known as ‘haratsi’, which was collected through the electricity bills. Every person who owns real estate property in Greece, regardless of where they reside, is subject to this new law. “Property includes the full ownership, the life estate (epikarpia), the remainder (psili kyriotita), the inheritance rights etc, in full title or in undivided interest (joint ownership), on houses, units, lots, rural properties, parking rights and others, owned on the 1st of January of each year, irrespective of whether any income in generated/collected or not,” Greek lawyer John Tripidakis told Neos Kosmos. “This new taxation is over and above the already applying and collected yearly council rates.ENFIA’s calculation is a very complex procedure based on various factors, including the property’s location, dimensions, age, face on the street(s) and other considerations.Properties of substantial value (more than 300.000 euros) incur an additional tax,” states Mr Tripidakis.The data base used by the Greek Taxation Office for the calculation of this new tax is the www.gsis.gr (known in the past as taxisnet), created through the Ε9 tax returns, where tax payers in Greece state all the properties that they own. “If the E9 statement has missing information, then this is to the detriment of the tax payer, since the Tax Authority will employ the most severe factors. For example, if the E9 statement, does not mention the floor on which a unit is located, then the highest factor of the 6th floor will be used (which is the maximum ratio),” goes on to clarify Mr Tripidakis.It is worth highlighting that in Greece all property heirs are taxed, irrespective of whether or not they have probated the Will/Estate. “Even if an heir is not interested in inheriting the Greek property, he will still be taxed if he does not denounce the Estate promptly. This is of great interest to Greek Australians that have not proceeded with the required legal actions for their inherited property in Greece. Non-action, might create a tax obligation,” stresses Mr Tripidakis. A tax reduction for En.F.I.A. is provided to low income earners (less than 9.500 euros per annum), to those in a poor financial situation, or to those owning property of less than 150 square meters, who, at the same time, do not have any debts to the Taxation Office.John Tripidakis also draws attention to the fact that there is a need for the prompt payment of the installments. “A two months delay may create an additional raise of 12.73 per cent. Property owners may modify/correct their ownership status without any penalties by the end of November 2014,” he concludes.The Greek government announced last week that taxpayers will be able to pay off the newly introduced property tax in six installments. Properties on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, which was struck by a major earthquake in February this year, have been exempted from the new property tax for a year. The same will also apply to properties in other parts of the country if affected by other earthquakes and consequently are put out of use.It is expected that Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will announce tonight in Thessaloniki at the opening of the 78th Thessaloniki International Fair changes to the new property tax En.F.I.A. The revised provisions for the new tax are expected to be submitted in the Greek Parliament next week.last_img read more