Saina Nehwal gets rousing welcome as she returns home with her Olympic bronze medal

first_imgAce shuttler Saina Nehwal returned to rousing receptions first at Delhi airport and later at Hyderabad airport as she arrived here from London on Tuesday after winning a historic bronze medal at the ongoing Olympic Games. At Delhi airport, the Hyderabadi was greeted by a large number of fans and well-wishers who had gathered to get a glimpse of her. The 20-year-old was flanked by father Harvir Singh, coach Pullela Gopichand and scores of security personnel on her arrival in the national capital early in the morning. She later took a flight to Hyderabad where a huge felicitation ceremony was planned at Gopichand Academy, where Saina trains. She headed straight to the academy from the airport. Open bus parade goes awryOn her arrival at the Hyderabad airport, an open bus parade was lined up for the Indian badminton queen. However, the bus broke down even before leaving the airport as it was overloaded. The major glitch in the bus for an elaborate victory parade saw Saina being shifted to a car in which she left for Gopichand Academy. Saina’s featSaina had bagged the bronze medal when her opponent — world No 2 Xin Wang — conceded midway despite winning the first game and take initial lead in the second because of her knee problem. Saina thus became only the second Indian woman after weightlifter Karnam Malleswari, who won a bronze in Sydney Games in 2000, to clinch an Olympic medal. She was also the first Indian shuttler to make it to the last four stage of Olympics.advertisementlast_img read more

Spurs make season-high 19 3-pointers, rout Wolves

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points to lead the Timberwolves, and Karl-Anthony Towns and Robert Covington had 13 each.The Spurs’ run of blowout losses began Nov. 28 at Minnesota with a 128-89 defeat. San Antonio has since adjusted its schemes to help the team defensively and the changes have made an impact.“Honestly, I’m enjoying it more, its making things lot easier (since the changes),” Forbes said. “Especially playing a lot more as a team now. Everybody is in the right positions, and I think we’re going the right way. We struggled for a bit, and I think we’re finally kind of figuring it out.”The defensive energy is also helping the team offensively.San Antonio was 19 for 33 on 3-pointers and shot 53 percent from the field.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Spurs: San Antonio, which plays Houston on Saturday, is 4-7 in back-to-backs. The Spurs are 0-5 on the second night of a back-to-back. … Aldridge made his second 3-pointer of the season at the close of the third quarter. Aldridge is 2 for 12 on 3s this season. … San Antonio’s previous high for 3-pointers made was 15 against the Lakers on Oct. 22. … The Spurs made 10 3s in the first half for the second straight game. Their season high for a half is 11 against New Orleans.LIGHTING IT UPBelinelli doesn’t have any aspirations of competing in the 3-point contest at the All-Star Game on Feb. 17 in Charlotte.“Nah, I don’t know. I just want to win (games),” Belinelli said. “I already won one (3-point contest) in New Orleans. I’m OK with that. I would like to win a championship, I think that’s more important.”HAVE A SEATThe Spurs’ blowouts have afforded DeRozan the luxury of sitting for most of the fourth quarter, which he is enjoying.“It’s great to sit out the fourth quarters, be able to rest, especially for me,” DeRozan said. “At one point I think I was leading the league in minutes. Being able to sit out some fourth quarters and just to be out there and cheer them guys on is always the fun part.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Oklahoma City on Sunday night.Spurs: At Houston on Saturday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments San Antonio Spurs’ Marco Belinelli (18) runs upcourt after scoring a three-point basket as the team’s bench and fans celebrate during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — There truly is no place like home lately for the San Antonio Spurs, especially after some struggles at the start of the month.Bryn Forbes scored 22 points and the Spurs set season highs with 19 3-pointers and 36 assists in a 124-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Marco Belinelli had 17 points and Davis Bertans added 15 while combining to shoot 10 for 16 on 3s.″(The Timberwolves) were really, really helping and shifting on defense,” Bertans said. “We had some good looks already after the first pass but then driving and kicking we could find pretty anything wide open.”Minnesota also gave up 14 3s to Sacramento on Monday and 20 to Detroit on Wednesday.“We’ve got to close out with high hands and run them off the 3-point line and stay to the scouting report,” Wiggins said. “We say some people shouldn’t get 3s and run them off the line. We’ve just got to keep running them off the line and not short step it.”Minnesota only led for 22 seconds off a 3-foot hook by Taj Gibson with 6:55 remaining in the first quarter for an 11-10 advantage.Rudy Gay scored 14 points, DeMar DeRozan added 12 and LaMarcus Aldridge 10 as the Spurs were able to rest their starters for much of the fourth quarter.Timberwolves starting point guard Derrick Rose did not play in the second half due to a sore left ankle. Rose had four points, two rebounds and an assist in 16 minutes. Rose, who is unsure if he will be available for Sunday’s game at Oklahoma City, said his ankle hurt prior to the game.“Just sore, really sore,” Rose said. “I’ll take it as a case of me not really listening to my body.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: Jeff Teague missed his third straight game due to left foot soreness. Teague was averaging 9.3 points and 10.1 assists in December prior to the injury. … Minnesota did not have a single player score in double figures in the first half. Tyus Jones was the team’s leading scorer at the time with eight points. … The Timberwolves are 0-6 when scoring fewer than 100 points. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion San Antonio won for the seventh time in eight games, and held an opponent under 100 points for the seventh straight time. It’s a needed change for the Spurs, who opened the month by losing three of four by 30-plus points.“We had a lot of ups and downs at the beginning of the season, which was expected,” San Antonio guard DeMar DeRozan said. “We just stayed patient, continued to chip away at it. We had a great opportunity to come back home in December and having a home stand to try to get our rhythm going and that’s where we are at.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Spurs have led by at least 20 points in each of its last eight games, and joined the 1972 Milwaukee Bucks as the only teams in league history to have five straight wins by 25-plus points.Minnesota, which has lost 11 straight in San Antonio, has dropped six of seven games overall. Rene Catalan makes case for ONE title shot PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

Chievo docked three points for false accounts

first_imgSerie A club Chievo have been docked three points and fined €200,000 by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) after being found guilty of false accounting.The charges were made against Chievo president Luca Campedelli and several of his directors for deliberately inflating figures in relation to transfer dealings with Cesena.Campedelli has been handed a three-month ban, although the FIGC prosecutor had requested a three-year suspension and 15-point deduction for Chievo. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The penalty means the Flying Donkeys sit on minus-two points in Serie A, having taken one from their opening three games this season.Last season, Chievo finished 13th in Serie A but were only five points clear of the relegation zone, meaning they have little margin for error if they perform similarly this time around.Currently, they are three points behind their nearest rivals, with Frosinone, Bologna and Parma all having taken just a single point so far this term.Lorenzo D’Anna’s side travel to Roma on Sunday.last_img read more

Sri Lanka to set up crisis panel to arrest cricket slide

first_imgColombo, Aug 23 (PTI) Alarmed by the Sri Lankan cricket teams rapid decline in recent times, the government is setting up a crisis panel to address the concerns plaguing the former world champions. Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said today he is to set up a special four-member panel consisting of senior officials who would convene a seminar within the next fortnight to look into the poor performance. Sri Lankas national team is having a bad run since 2014, with the retirement of greats such as Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan. They have lost their number one ranking in T20 while sliding badly in the Test and ODI tables. This panel would involve former players, captains, former selectors, coaches, international experts, provincial cricket organisations and media. They would discuss the poor showing by the national team and look to identify the problem areas, Jayasekera told reporters. Since 2014, Sri Lanka lost home series twice to India, including the recent 0-3 Test whitewash in addition to defeats against Pakistan, Zimbabwe in the ODIs and the first-ever Test loss to Bangladesh. Most recently, a section of the crowd unleashed its anger on the players after the teams nine-wicket thrashing by India in the first ODI, chanting no to politics, give us our cricket back. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) management has come under fire for interference in team selections. PTI Cor AH AHlast_img read more

Rooney, Ibhahimovic, Martinez Top MLS Best XI

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Wayne Rooney made Major League Soccer’s Best XI despite playing just a half-season after joining D.C. United.The English forward, who turned 33 last month, made his debut July 14 after leaving Everton and scored 12 goals in 20 games. He has 53 goals in 119 international appearances and is scheduled to make his England finale on Thursday in an exhibition against the United States at Wembley,He is joined by Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the LA Galaxy and Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez of Atlanta on the Best XI. Martinez set a league record with 31 goals and Martinez was second with 22.Also on the Best XI announced Sunday are Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen; defenders Kemar Lawrence and Aaron Long of the New York Red Bulls and Chad Marshall of Seattle, and midfielders Luciano Acosta (D.C.), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC),Marshall is on the Best XI for the fourth time, and Almiron, Martinez and Piatt for the second, joined by seven newcomers.Long, Marshall and Steffen are the only Americans.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Don’t need to answer Kagiso Rabada in a press conference: Virat Kohli on immature comment

first_imgDon’t need to answer Kagiso Rabada in a press conference: Virat Kohli on immature commentWorld Cup 2019: Kagiso Rabada had called Virat Kohli immature and said that the Indian captain likes to get into verbal spats but doesn’t like it when somebody gives it back to him.advertisement Rohan Sen SouthamptonJune 4, 2019UPDATED: June 4, 2019 22:41 IST Virat Kohli broke his silence on the jibe that Kagiso Rabada took at him during a press conference last week (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKagiso Rabada called Virat Kohli immature in a press conference last weekIndia will take on South Africa in their first match of World Cup 2019 on June 5 in SouthamptonSouth Africa were dealt a huge blow on Tuesday as Dale Steyn got ruled out of CWC19 with a shoulder injuryVirat Kohli has finally responded to Kagiso Rabada’s jibe but also praised the South African fast bowler ahead of India’s opening match of the World Cup 2019 against the Proteas on June 5.Kagiso Rabada had recently called Virat Kohli immature and said that the Indian captain likes to get into verbal spats with opposition team players but doesn’t like it when somebody gives it back to him on the field.Rabada was referring to an incident between him and Kohli during the Indian Premier League this season when they had a heated exchange of words when Royal Challengers Bangalore were playing an away match against Delhi Capitals.”I was just thinking about the game plan, really, but Virat, he hit me for a boundary and then he had a word. And then when you give it back to him, he gets angry. I don’t get the guy. Maybe he does it because it gets him going, but that comes across as very immature for me. He is a phenomenal player but he can’t take the abuse. But those things can’t distract you”, Rabada told ESPNCricinfo.Replying to Rabada’s comments, Kohli said he doesn’t want to respond to any player through a press conference before going on to say that the Indian batsmen need to be vary of the threat that Rabada possesses when they take the field in Southampton on Wednesday.”I’ve played against Kagiso (Rabada) many times and I think we can discuss anything that needs to be discussed man-to-man (on Kagiso calling him immature). I don’t need a press conference to answer anything on what he said. Rabada is a world class bowler. He has the kind of skill set to go through any batting order on his day.advertisementVirat Kohli described South Africa bowler @KagisoRabada25 as ‘world class’ ahead of the two sides @cricketworldcup meeting tomorrow. (@ICC) June 4, 2019″Whether he plays with Dale (Steyn) or (Lungi) Ngidi doesn’t matter, he is always going to be a threat. We need to respect that and find ways of scoring against him,” Kohli told the media ahead on the eve of India’s first match of World Cup 2019 in Southampton.#TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli addresses the media on the eve of our first game against South Africa at Southampton #CWC19 (@BCCI) June 4, 2019South Africa meanwhile, were dealt with a massive blow on Tuesday as veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn was ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. Steyn had already missed the first two games which South Africa lost against England and Bangladesh due to his injury.Steyn was injured during IPL 2019 and missed the World Cup opener against the host nation. He will be replaced by left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks in South Africa’s squad for the rest of the tournament.Also Read | Not colour, but merit should be the basis for selection: Kagiso RabadaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: German football star Thomas Muller cheers for Team IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Steyn, Amla in intense training session ahead of India clashFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Kagiso RabadaFollow World Cup 2019Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Ind vs SAlast_img read more

India notifies tax info exchange pact with Marshall Islands

first_imgNew Delhi: India has notified a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with the Marshall Islands, enabling bilateral sharing of banking information and allowing officials of one country to undertake tax examinations in the other, the finance ministry said on Thursday.The TIEA for exchange of information with respect to taxes was signed on March 18, 2016 at Majuro, the Capital of the Marshall Islands. India notified the TIEA on May 21, 2019. “The agreement enables exchange of information, including banking and ownership information, between the two countries for tax purposes,” a finance ministry statement said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThe TIEA is based on international standards of tax transparency and exchange of information and enables sharing of information on request. “The agreement also provides for representatives of one country to undertake tax examinations in the other country,” it added. The agreement will enhance mutual cooperation between India and the Marshall Islands by providing an effective framework for exchange of information on tax matters which will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance. The Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines.last_img read more

Court rules BC will have intervener status in Trans Mountain pipeline case

first_imgOTTAWA – The Federal Court of Appeal is allowing British Columbia to be an intervener in a legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but with some conditions.Several First Nations and municipalities filed legal challenges against Ottawa’s approval of the $7.4-billion project that would triple the capacity of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline and increase tanker traffic from the Vancouver area to the south portion of Vancouver Island.B.C.’s new NDP government, which has been opposed to the project, applied to be an intervener on Aug. 22, missing the initial deadline of April 13 that fell before the May provincial election.Justice David Stratas said in the ruling that while B.C.’s involvement in the case comes late, the hearings set for Oct. 2 to 13 will go ahead as scheduled.That means the province must meet the same Sept. 1 deadline to submit a 15-page document of facts that the Alberta government, which is also an intervener, has had months to prepare.B.C.’s Environment Minister George Heyman says the government welcomes the decision that will allow officials to represent the province’s interests in court.“We will continue to defend B.C.’s coast and the economic and environmental interests that are so important to British Columbians,” he says in a news release.The court has prohibited B.C. from introducing new issues or evidence at the hearing and ruled the province must pay $7,500 to Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada, for having to prepare a late response to the arguments.last_img read more

Senator wants to discuss Cape Breton autonomy suggests First Nation as model

first_imgA Mi’kmaq senator says Cape Breton could follow the lead of a First Nation that transformed itself economically through self-sufficiency, and discuss separating from Nova Scotia.Sen. Daniel Christmas said the Nova Scotia island is “dying” and he predicts depopulation and high unemployment rates will continue unless drastic action is taken.Christmas said Cape Breton should start discussing its independence and could borrow from the self-reliant economic model he helped craft for Membertou First Nation two decades ago.Membertou is just outside Sydney, Cape Breton’s largest community, and has become one of the most prosperous Indigenous communities in the country.“The question I wanted to ask is, would Cape Breton be better off as the 11th province of Canada, not only for Cape Breton, but also for Nova Scotia and Canada?” Christmas said in a phone interview from Ottawa on Tuesday.“When I think of Cape Breton as a whole, I think of my own community some 20 years ago. We started relying on ourselves. We wanted to (change) the status quo, and it was dramatic and a lot of hard work … but I’ve been thinking Cape Breton needs to do the same thing.”Christmas — named to the Senate last fall by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — first made the proposal last Thursday during the inaugural Father Greg MacLeod lecture at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.He conceded the proposal is a complex one, and examining it will take some time — but said the purpose of his speech was merely to inspire the discussion.Premier Stephen McNeil said Tuesday it’s vital for the government to listen to frustrations voiced from different parts of the province, but made it clear that he thought Cape Breton’s future is brightest inside Nova Scotia.“Cape Breton’s economic future is Nova Scotia’s economic future and I think staying together is the only way to continue to chart the path we are on,” he said.Christmas cited bleak statistics, including that Cape Breton’s population has declined by nearly 30,000 since 1991. About 132,000 people lived on the island in 2016.“What I was trying to do was to inspire people to think different,” said Christmas. “Maybe if we took care of ourselves — if we relied on just ourselves — perhaps these numbers can turn around.”Christmas was instrumental in the development of Membertou, which during the late 1990s was on the brink of bankruptcy and grappling with a 95-per-cent unemployment rate.He and other leaders revamped the First Nation, now a thriving community of roughly 1,400 people with its own schools, daycares, convention centre, market and ice rink.In 1995, Membertou had 37 employees and a $4-million budget with a $1-million deficit, the band’s website said. Its workforce has grown to about 550 during peak seasons and its operating budget is around $112 million, it said.In his lecture, Christmas said that while Membertou is succeeding, the rest of the island languishes.“The hard and fundamentally tragic reality is that Cape Breton is dying,” Christmas said in a written copy of his speech provided to The Canadian Press. “We are slowly bleeding to death.”Christmas asked: “Is it now time for us to take full political responsibility for ourselves as an island, and take complete charge of our own future? Is it time to think about Cape Breton Island, once again, becoming its own political body or its own province within Canada?”Lachlan MacKinnon, a post-doctoral fellow at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, said Christmas’s comments are reflective of an “impulse that comes up every 20 years or so,” during moments of crisis.He said the sentiment had a voice in the late 1960s when private industry vacated the island’s coal mines and steel plant.MacKinnon said that led to the creation of Crown corporations such as the Cape Breton Development Corporation, which administered the coal sector, and the Sydney Steel Corporation.“Largely as a response to community based activism that’s rooted in that sense of cultural unity surrounding the island itself,” said MacKinnon.MacKinnon said it would be very difficult, constitutionally, to make Cape Breton a province.“Senator Christmas admittedly says this is a project that would be 15 or 20 years in the making, so it’s certainly not a solution that’s going to be solving those problems tomorrow. I think as it is today that would be a very uphill battle.”Cape Breton has been independent in the past, including during the 18th century when it was a British colony.Christmas said he has received a great deal of reaction since his lecture, with some supporting independence and others dismissing it as unreasonable.“I guess when you propose something that’s somewhat radical, you can expect a whole range of reactions,” he said.last_img read more

Quebecs youth protection agencies need help managers say after girls death

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec youth protection managers say the province has a shortage of qualified case workers, and the system must change to meet the realities of 2019.They have issued an open letter amid widespread criticism after a seven-year-old Quebec girl who was on the radar of youth protection officials was found badly injured in her family home in Granby, about 80 kilometres east of Montreal.She died in hospital on April 30 and the girl’s father and stepmother are charged with unlawful confinement, while the woman was also charged with aggravated assault before the girl’s death was confirmed.Their identities are under a publication ban to protect the girl’s identity.In the open letter, issued today, the province’s 20 youth protection directors say they and their staff are affected and upset by the girl’s death.The heads of the regional youth protection agencies add the Quebec government must make an renewed commitment to prioritize youth protection, 40 years after the Youth Protection Act came into effect in 1979.They say such a commitment means ensuring agencies devoted to protecting children have the means to intervene quickly.The directors say every child must have the chance to grow up in a safe environment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ikea Canada names 13year company veteran from UK to take over as

by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 10, 2017 9:19 am MDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ikea Canada names 13-year company veteran from U.K. to take over as president BURLINGTON, Ont. – Ikea Canada has named a new president who will take over next month.Marsha Smith will assume the position Feb. 6 after a 13-year career with the company, where she started as a customer service manager in Birmingham, England.In 2014, she became store manager of Ikea Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.The Swedish company operates in 50 countries and has 12 stores in Canada.

BMW invites girls to get involved in manufacturing

BMW has announced a new opportunity for girls to get behind the scenes of its UK production operation, in a bit to attract more females to the automotive manufacturing industry.Forming part of the joint government-industry led See Inside Manufacturing scheme, thirty places are open for girls to take part in activities at BMW Group’s three UK manufacturing hubs. The programme will take place across the October half-term, and will be based at its sites in Oxford, Hams Hall and Swindon.Those taking part will have a tour around the three sites, before garnering more in-depth experience at the location closest to their home.“Our 2013 See Inside Manufacturing events will focus on increasing awareness among young females to consider engineering and manufacturing as a career,” said Lucy Healey, Training Advisor at Plant Hams Hall.“Apprenticeships at our plant are much sought-after, but traditionally, far more of our applicants for technical training schemes are male than female. We want to address that balance and inspire more girls to get excited about a technical career in the automotive industry, and think about applying for our 2014 apprenticeships.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Man perishes in house fire at Timehri

An alleged alcoholic perished in an early morning blaze at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, shortly after threatening to set his property alight.According to Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle, the fire occurred around 03:00hrs this morning at a home located near to the Timehri Masjid. The dead man was identified as Adam Shaw, who is said to be in his early 50s. Neighbours in the village told INews that the man is known to be an alcoholic and was last seen trying to escape the burning building. However, because of the fire’s intensity, no one could assist him.Fire fighters arrived shortly after, and managed to contain the blaze. However, Shaw was already dead.This online publication was also informed that prior to this incident, Shaw had attempted to burn his house down some years back. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan who set house on fire on Valentine’s Day dies after consuming poisonous substanceApril 20, 2017In “latest news”64-yr-old man perishes in Adelphi fireSeptember 8, 2016In “latest news”Man perishes as home goes up in flamesJuly 29, 2018In “latest news” read more

Petkovic to replace Richardsson in Fuchse Berlin

← Previous Story NEW LOOK: Croatia without Kopljar, Cupic, Karacic and Brozovic in France Next Story → Piotr Chrapkowski to join SC Magdeburg! Erlingur Richardsson broke his contract with Fuchse Berlin, despite good start of the season which means fourth place in DKB Bundeslga, IHF Super Globe title and place at EHF Cup Group Stage. An era of Icelanders in German capital is officialy over after seven years.His replacement is experienced Bosnian coach Velimir Petkovic. Petkovic led HSG Wetzlar, FA Goppingen and Eisenach in his German part of coaching career.He signed contract until summer 2018.

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88 of employees regularly experience stress

88 of employees regularly experience stress

first_imgMore than two-fifths (88%) of UK respondents regularly experience stress at work, according to research by human capital management firm ADP.Its The workforce view in Europe 2015/16 report, which surveyed 11,257 working adults across Europe, including 1,500 employees in the UK, also found that over three-quarters (79%) of UK respondents feel that their employer is trying to help them manage stress levels.The research also found:43% of UK respondents say that stress is a constant factor in their roles and that they feel stressed often or very often.Just 12% of UK respondents have never experienced workplace stress.Almost a third (31%) cite a good work-life balance as the most motivating factor at work, followed by the ability to work when and where they want (29%)Around a quarter (24%) name employee benefits that focus on long-term financial welfare as the top motivating factor at work.36% of UK respondents would like a mixture of flexible and fixed hours, and 37% would like to adopt a totally flexible working pattern.Leon Vergnes, senior vice president Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at ADP, said: “Over the past few years, we have seen employee attitudes toward work-life balance and the quality of life shift dramatically. We believe this is more than just a passing trend, and employee desires are really affecting how organisations operate.“The appetite for flexible working opportunities is on the rise, and we also expect to see an increasing demand for employee benefits that support health and wellbeing. Employers must ensure that they can respond to these demands and have the support and technology in place to make the change possible.”last_img read more

Video shows dog helping shovel snow in Massachusetts

Video shows dog helping shovel snow in Massachusetts

first_imgBOSTON (WSVN) — A Massachusetts dog is proving that he is more than just man’s best friend; he is also man’s best helper.Cellphone video shows Rossi shoveling snow after a storm swept through Boston.Rossi seemed to enjoy the task and was seen clearing a parking lot with the shovel in his mouth.His owner, Emily Marschok, shared the clip to social media, and Rossi has since gone viral and proven that humans do not deserve dogs.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

TRS leaders offer Palabhishekam to KCRs portrait

TRS leaders offer Palabhishekam to KCRs portrait

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders including Chairman of State Corporation for Disabled K Vasudeva Reddy and others poured milk over the portrait of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for enhancing the monetary benefit under Kalyana Lakshmi scheme by 25 per cent to the differently abled. Vasudeva Reddy along with the TRS activists poured milk on the portrait of the Chief Minister near Telangana Talli statue at Telangana Bhavan on Sunday. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Vasudeva Reddy appreciated the move by the Chief Minister to increase the money from Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 1,25,145 for differently abled women. He said all the families of disabled were happy with the decision of the Chief Minister. He recalled that the Chief Minister increased the pension of disabled from Rs 500 to Rs 1,500 after formation of Telangana and now from July onwards the over 5 lakh eligible disabled persons would be getting Rs 3,016. The disabled are provided 5 per cent reservation in the double bedroom houses and also increased the incentive for marriage of disabled from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000. He said the disabled would be with the government.last_img read more

Police arrest 13 in Magura special drive

Police arrest 13 in Magura special drive

first_imgPolice, in a special drive, arrested 13 people from different places of the district in the last 24 hours from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. District police control room said the law enforcers conducted a 24-hour long special drive in four upazilas of the district and arrested them. Among the arrestees, eight were arrested from Magura Sadar upazila, one from Sreepur, three from Shalikha and one from Mohammadpur upazilas. The arrestees were absconding accused in different cases, said police.last_img

Chemical drums found in Wahed Mansion basement

Chemical drums found in Wahed Mansion basement
first_imgDrums and packets of chemical products found in the basement of Haji Wahed Mansion in Old Dhaka`s Chawkbazar on 22 February, 2019. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasMass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Chawkbazar — fuelled by illegally stored chemicals — that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided.Hundreds of chemical drums were found in the basement of Haji Wahed Mansion, the building where the fire reportedly broke out first.”A huge bomb” would have gone off had the fire spread to the basement, according to Mehedi Hasan Ansary, a professor at an engineering university who is a member of an official probe committee.”The impact would have been devastating,” he told AFP.City authorities said 46 bodies from a disaster that saw victims burned alive by fireballs in the street have been identified and handed over to families for burial.Many were from Noakhali district in southwest Bangladesh, where funerals were quickly organised.Special prayers were also said at Friday prayers in mosques across the country.Police forensic experts were brought in to carry out DNA tests on at least 21 other bodies burned beyond recognition.The discovery of the huge consignment of drums raised new fears about the extent of the deadly danger in storerooms across the labyrinthine Chawkbazar.”We were just lucky,” said national fire chief Ali Ahmed.”The whole neighbourhood would have been engulfed if the fire had reached the chemicals in the basement. It would have been like a bomb and the building would have collapsed,” Ahmed told AFP.- Hidden danger -The fire is believed to have been started late Wednesday by a gas cylinder explosion which quickly spread to at least five buildings.Victims were burned alive by exploding canisters that sent fireballs into the streets, smothering people in flames as they walked, rode in rickshaws or ate in local restaurants. Dozens were injured, including nine listed in critical condition.The disaster was a repeat of a June 2010 fire in the nearby neighbourhood of Nimtoli in which 123 people were killed. Again a blaze ripped through residential buildings that doubled as chemical warehouses.While a criminal inquiry has been launched, authorities faced difficult questions over why action promised after the Nimtoli disaster was not carried out.Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon vowed to launch a new crackdown and move chemical warehouses from residential buildings to an industrial area outside the capital.”We will sit with law enforcement agencies, do our homework and then launch the drive,” he told AFP, promising to start the crackdown by next month.A building would be sealed off if one of 29 types of highly inflammable chemicals were found, he added.Ansary, however, said city authorities faced a near-impossible task as a 2015 survey found that most of the residential buildings in Old Dhaka were being used as warehouses.”We conducted the survey in 1,300 buildings in one ward and found that 70 per cent are used as godowns (storage warehouses). Of these, 80 per cent are chemical warehouses,” he said.Residents said chemical storage is a lucrative business in Old Dhaka where building owners allegedly bribe authorities to turn a blind eye to the stores.”We have sent letters of warning many times. But nothing happened. If these buildings continued to be used as chemical warehouses, there will be repeat of this tragedy,” said Zulfiker Rahman, a fire department director.Rahman also said the five buildings devastated this time did not have basic fire safety protection.”They did not have fire extinguishers, the exit and entry passages of the buildings are very narrow,” he said.last_img