Bengal MPs, Ministers meet Rajasthan victim’s family

first_img The delegation comprised MPs Sougata Roy, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Kakuli Ghosh Dastidar, along with State Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim and Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari. The TMC delegation also held a rally in Malda condemning the murder.“Our government will stand beside the family in every possible way. Such brutality and violence is unprecedented anywhere in the country. I strongly condemn such acts of terror,” Mr. Hakim said after meeting Mohammad Afrazul’s family members in Kaliachak.Also Read Rajasthan labourer killing not a case of love jihad: Naqvi  The Minister also blamed the Bharatiya Janata Partry (BJP) for the violence, saying the party “promoted intolerance” in the country. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh accused the ruling party of “playing the communal card”.Leaders from other political parties, among them State Congress President Adhir Chowdhury and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Bhattacharya, also met the grieving family. A delegation of senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, including three Lok Sabha MPs and two Ministers in the West Bengal government, visited the house of the labourer from West Bengal’s Malda district who was brutally killed in Rajasthan two days ago.Also Read Rajasthan offers ₹5 lakh aid to slain labourer’s relativeslast_img read more

India’s Crackdown On Amazon And Walmart Likely Hurts Online Shoppers

first_imgIndia’s new rules for foreign e-commerce platforms may be designed to protect local companies from Amazon and Walmart, but consumers are likely to suffer the collateral damage.Online marketplaces must treat all vendors equally by providing the same terms, India’s trade ministry said Wednesday. In practice, this means barring e-commerce companies from forcing a seller to feature products exclusively on their platforms, and limiting ownership or control over the marketplace’s inventory. The government says the changes will promote fair trade and curb foreign companies’ influence in setting domestic prices.This could mean that platforms offered by e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart may be prohibited from offering their own goods – such as the Echo smart speaker – at heavy discounts, while allowing rivals the opportunity to sell previously proprietary products.“Consumers in India will most likely bear the brunt of these changes and be negatively impacted,” said Jennifer Bartashus, a retail industry analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence. “Prices will go up as discounts evaporate, and product options and availability may contract as e-commerce marketplaces strive to remain compliant with the new rules.”Amazon and Flipkart will make presentations before India’s finance and commerce ministries to contest the new rules, local news channel BTVI said in a Twitter post, citing unidentified people.The rules could be a blow for the U.S. companies, which are attempting to crack India’s consumer market and capture its growth potential. Amazon lost an estimated $3 billion on its international efforts last year, and analysts believe most of that was in India.Walmart in May spent $16 billion to acquire Amazon’s primary rival in India, online retailer Flipkart. China’s Alibaba Group has a stake in the country’s largest online grocer, BigBasket, and an investment in popular online retailer called Paytm E-commerce Pvt.Currently, India’s regulation means that foreign investors are prohibited from running online platforms directly, barring them from selling anything other than food directly to consumers.Foreign investors have circumnavigated this rule by investing in joint ventures with local businesses, and everything on the Amazon.in marketplace is listed by an independent seller.The new rules are an attempt to stop foreign companies using the existing loophole. Foreign investors that have an equity stake in a platform will also not be permitted to sell their products on it.The new rules, effective Feb. 1., could help Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party win support of local traders – a key voting bloc for the party that suffered defeats in provincial elections this month. The south Asian nation is key to global retailers as it has a billion plus population but only a few million of them own smartphones, offering them the opportunity of exponential growth in online consumption.“It’s a big achievement after a long struggle,” Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general of Confederation of All India Traders, said in a statement. “If it is implemented in proper spirit, malpractices and predatory pricing policy and deep discounting of e-commerce players will be a matter of past.”In response to an inquiry from Bloomberg, Walmart’s Flipkart unit said e-commerce has the potential to create millions of jobs for India and any policy changes will have “long-term implications in the evolution of the promising sector.”“It is important that a broad market-driven framework be developed through a consultative process in order to drive the industry forward,” Flipkart said in an emailed statement.The new rules will create uncertainty for Flipkart as the company evaluates any strategy changes, Bloomberg Intelligence’s Bartashus said. If foreign players’ ability to offer products at discounted prices is hindered, that could impact sales and profitability, she said.Ivan Feinseth, an analyst at Tigress Financial Partners, said that the rules are politically motivated and will create higher prices for Indian consumers. The impact will likely be less for big e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart, meanwhile, since they already offer products from local merchants and will be able to operate with little or no profits for a while in a bid to gain market share.“This is overall bad for the consumer, but it has been good for the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Feinseth said. “The local vendors cannot compete on the scale.”-With assistance from Bloomberg’s Saritha Rai, Ari Altstedter, Jonathan Roeder, Leslie Patton and Sandrine Rastello.(c) 2018, Bloomberg Related Itemslast_img read more

What, them worry? Warriors confident despite NBA Finals hole

first_imgView comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Serena Williams bids early adieu at French Open, like Naomi Osaka before her Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too No problem, they figure.“It’s first to four, not first to one,” Klay Thompson said. “So, still a lot of basketball to be played.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Warriors’ 1-0 deficit may be unusual, but they certainly don’t seem uncomfortable. Golden State had won 12 straight Game 1s before falling 118-109 on Thursday, and the two-time defending champions hadn’t been behind in the NBA Finals since Cleveland had a 2-1 lead in 2015.Golden State coach Steve Kerr has pointed to his team’s poor transition defense in the opener after Toronto used its quickness to score 24 fast-break points and turn the Warriors’ 17 turnovers into 17 points. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The Warriors started Jordan Bell at center in Game 1 and Kerr thought he did well, but Golden State has other options. DeMarcus Cousins and Andrew Bogut are also in the center rotation along with Kevon Looney.“Every game is going to be different,” Kerr said. “Pretty much every game this postseason has been different at the center position, based on what we have needed. The one constant is Looney, who is going to play his 28, 30 minutes one way or the other. What we’re always trying to do is mix and match, and find matchups and fill in those gaps with the right combinations that can help us win.”WATCH YOUR MOUTHThe Los Angeles Clippers were fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for comments coach Doc Rivers made about Leonard during a TV appearance. Kerr won’t fall into the same predicament, having gotten in trouble before.“I got fined when I was the GM of Phoenix for making a joke on ‘The Dan Patrick Show.’” Kerr said. “I think he asked me if we were interested in LeBron when LeBron was a free agent back in whatever it was that he went to Miami. I said if he’s willing to take the minimum, we would take him. Dan laughed. And I wrote a $10,000 check the next day. So I learned my lesson. I don’t comment about any other players”.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “They were getting the ball off the rim and just pushing it. Instead of crashing as hard as we did, we’ll have to make the adjustment in Game 2 and try to send more guys back,” Thompson said Saturday. “But 10 days off as well, we might have had a little cobwebs. It was just a mixture of things. But I know this: I know we’ll be better tomorrow.”Kerr said the Raptors reminded him of the Warriors, with Pascal Siakam pushing the ball in transition the way Draymond Green does. Siakam was the far more effective player in the opener, with 32 points while Green struggled to a 2-for-9 night.But the Warriors aren’t worried, relying on the confidence from facing just about every possible situation while making it to five straight NBA Finals.“They got rings and they can be confident,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “We can’t really necessarily worry about them. We have to continue to worry about us. They’re going to be them and they’re going to do their thing, but for us we have to concentrate on us and focus on what we have to do.”Things to know going into Game 2:ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr listens during a basketball press conference at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors are rugged and relentless, capable of punishing teams in transition any time they make a mistake.The Golden State Warriors felt like they were seeing a version of themselves in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and now they have to stop it.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH 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 Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue BETTER LEONARD?Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in the opener but shot just 5 for 14 after averaging 31.2 points in the first three rounds. Coach Nick Nurse doesn’t think the All-Star forward was bothered by a leg injury that appeared to hamper him somewhat in the Eastern Conference finals.“I don’t think the leg trouble is much of an issue,” Nurse said, “and I’m expecting him to play a lot better tomorrow.”TALKING TRASHIf the Warriors want to rattle Leonard, it will require actions rather than words. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP always appears to be calm, and he was asked if he responds when players try to trash talk him.“It really doesn’t happen too much,” Leonard said. “I really can’t say it happens.”KD’s OKThough Kevin Durant remains out at least one more game with a strained right calf, he traveled to Toronto with the Warriors to work with the training staff. Stephen Curry said his presence around the locker room is helpful until the two-time NBA Finals MVP can get back on the floor.“Anybody who goes through an injury like that, you kind of feel alienated because your schedule is a little different. Most of the time you’re on kind of (isolation) with our athletic training staff, putting extra hours in. Stuff starts to feel monotonous, especially with the big stage of the finals here and now,” Curry said. “So I think he’s handled that well, understanding his time is coming sooner than later and he’s doing whatever he can on a daily basis to get healthy.”MAN IN THE MIDDLElast_img read more

SPORT-MCGRATH 2 LAST

first_imgMcGrath said the ability to adapt to different playing McGrath said the ability to adapt to different playing conditions and consistent hard work is key to a fast bowlers success. “To be a good fast bowler, you have to bowl well in your own conditions, to be a great fast bowler, you have to be able to adjust and adapt to all different conditions throughout the world, quick wickets, bouncy wickets, slow, dry wickets,” the 46-year-old said as he gave tips to 25 fast bowlers along with M Senthilnathan, Chief Coach of the MRF Pace Foundation. “We are here to see the young crop of fast bowlers. They can pick up one or two things how they can become better bowlers. We (at MRF Pace Foundation) never change actions, we always fine-tune them.” “To be a fast bowler is the toughest part of the game. Youve got to be prepared to work harder than anyone else, you got to be prepared to go through more pain than anyone else.” Asked about how budding bowlers can generate more pace, he said, “I think pace is something which is natural. We can extract a little bit more pace by getting more out of the action. But we cant teach someone to bowl express pace.” McGrath also took questions on how shorter version of the game was throwing up different challenge for the fast bowlers. “When I played I set a goal of (giving away) 4 runs or less in ODI and 6 runs or less in a T20 game. Now if you say if I keep it to 5 runs in ODI and 7-8 runs in T20, I have done my job,” he said. “The biggest issue I have with being a fast bowler in this day and age is one there is no real off season. For a bowler because its so tough, throughout the season your strength and fitness deplete, you need to back up, if there is no real off season its hard to do that.” The Aussie stressed on the need for bowlers to adapt to different conditions. “When spinners first came in T20s they thought they are going to be hit out of the park and now they are opening the attack and doing well. Bowlers need to adapt. One thing a fast bowler can control is where he bowls at more. Control combined with pace can be a dangerous combination.” Touching upon the budding Indian pacers, McGrath said there is plenty of talent coming through. “Couple of guys that stand out, Veer Pratap Singh is probably the best I have seen, he is bowling exceptionally well, he has got good pace, he swings the ball. He had little taste of IPL cricket. Anikeet Chaudhary, Ankit Rajput, Nathu Singh, they are good young upcoming bowlers.” PTI SUN AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Handle Saurabh Chaudhary with great care

first_imgSuccess has many fathers and failure none. Cliched as it may sound, this applies to Indian sport quite often.On Sunday, when Saurabh Chaudhary shot the air pistol gold with a world record score to boot in the ISSF World Cup in the Capital and earned India a quota place for the Tokyo Olympics, there were celebrations all around.Today, what stands out like a sore thumb is how so many coaches have come forward to take credit for his and nation’s success.The shy boy from a village near Meerut has been in the news for almost a year. His performances have been sublime abroad in various international competitions and winning on Sunday was icing on the cake.Before the success could be savoured, various coaches are trying to take credit, except those who have really slogged with him! Saurabh is making the transition from junior to the senior rank and obviously will need good guidance from here on.To be sure, most of the junior pistol shooters were training under Jaspal Rana till recently. Many of them still follow the schedule he has designed though in all fairness, now if one man deserves to take credit, it is the foreign pistol coach hired by India – Pavel Smirnov.Pavel does not go about seeking publicity, and that’s good. What has come as a big surprise is someone who is more in the role of a manager from Saurabh’s village is making tall claims about being the coach.At a time when someone like Jitu Rai has suffered a big burnout and gives an impression as if he loathes shooting, it is very important the National Rifle Association of India takes care of Saurabh. The rustic lad who skipped his Class 10 board exams to prepare for the World Cup needs mentoring.advertisementThe first concern is that Saurabh is now flogged at every competition and needs to pace himself out. Now that he has won the quota place, he needs to be assigned a specific foreign coach who can work exclusively with him.To be part of the national camp is one thing and then be included for competitions ideally meant for juniors another. There is no dearth of funds and how Saurabh is nurtured becomes imperative.Unlike Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil, who were the first to clinch quota places for the Tokyo Olympics, Saurabh is still not that experienced. Hopefully, under the leadership of NRAI president Raninder Singh, himself a shooter, Saurabh will be protected well as he has already peaked in one cycle.last_img read more

Tottenham team news & injuries

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Tottenham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Arsenal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:10 11/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Tottenham celebrate Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday lunchtime Despite a series of injury problems, Tottenham head into the first North London derby of the season in confident mood.Victories over Real Madrid and Crystal Palace ahead of the international break have left Mauricio Pochettino’s side in a good position in both the Premier League and Champions League as they look to push on from their encouraging finishes to the past two campaigns.Spurs 15/8 to win at Arsenal 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 Arsenal, meanwhile, lost to Manchester City last time out and are in danger of falling further behind in the race for a place in the top four.SPURS INJURIES Tottenham have a series of injury doubts ahead of the crucial clash, with a host of big-name players having sat out the international break.Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks all withdrew from the England squad with injuries while Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld were also missing for France and Belgium respectively.Michel Vorm also pulled out of the Netherlands squad, and with long-term absentees Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela still on the sidelines, Mauricio Pochettino’s will be hopeful some of his star men pull through.He did receive a boost as Jan Vertonghen recovered from an ankle injury to play for Belgium against Japan while Mousa Dembele has now returned to full fitness after a series of minor knocks.Dele Alli TottenhamSPURS SUSPENSIONS Neither side has any suspensions to worry about heading into the match.SPURS POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP With so many injury doubts it is difficult to predict exactly how Spurs will line up at the Emirates Stadium, but goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga could again be called upon if Lloris and Vorm do not pull through.Dembele’s return to fitness could see him start for the first time since September while Eric Dier could deputise in the back three if Alderweireld is not fit.Danny Rose could also start ahead of Ben Davies having played in both England matches over the break.Tottenham XIARSENAL TEAM NEWS Alexandre Lacazette is likely to return to the starting XI having been left on the bench against Manchester City, but Olivier Giroud is set to miss out with a thigh injury.Shkodran Mustafi and Danny Welbeck could return, having both been out since October, while Alex Iwobi will be checked after having to fly back from Russia via Nigeria having starred for the Super Eagles in their win over Argentina.Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee while it remains unlikely Jack Wilshere will earn himself a first league start of the season in such a big match.Alexandre Lacazette ArsenalOPTA MATCH FACTS Arsenal haven’t won any of their last six Premier League meetings with Spurs (D4 L2) – their longest ever winless run against their rivals in league competition. Tottenham have won only two of their last 32 away league visits to face Arsenal (W2 D13 L17), winning 3-1 at Highbury in May 1993 and 3-2 at the Emirates in November 2010. In the last seven Premier League meetings between these sides at the Emirates, the side scoring first has only gone on to win once – with Arsenal securing a 1-0 win in September 2013 thanks to Olivier Giroud’s goal. Indeed, Tottenham have dropped 37 points from leading positions in Premier League games against Arsenal, more than any other side has against another in the competition’s history. Harry Kane has scored in all five of his Premier League north London derbies, netting six goals in total. Only Emmanuel Adebayor (8) and Robert Pires (7) have scored more goals in this fixture in the Premier League. TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME The match, which kicks off at 12:30 GMT in England, will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 22:20 on BBC One Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

WA State Championships Results

first_imgThree days of intense Touch Football have been completed over the weekend at the 2008 Be Active State Championships.In the Men’s Open division, Southern Stars claimed the Super League / State Champs double with victory of rivals Perth Brothers.In the Women’s Open, joint MVP Zoe Dacey lead her Northern Spirit team to a win over the Southern Stars. Hosts Rosalie were triumphant over the the Perth Brothers in the Mixed competition.TouchWest would like to thank their sponsors and supporters for assisting with the event and hope that all enjoyed the weekend.For full results visit the Touch West websitelast_img

PKL 2019 highlights: UP Yoddha thrash second string Dabang Delhi 50-33

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service Greater NoidaOctober 6, 2019UPDATED: October 6, 2019 00:33 IST PKL 2019: UP Yoddha vs Dabang Delhi (Twitter: @ProKabaddi)HIGHLIGHTSThe first half ended 22-12 with UP Yoddha clearly in control of the gameMonu Goyat starred from Yoddha with 11 raid points to help the UP side seal a place in the playoffsNitesh Kumar picked up a High 5 as Yoddha continued to dominate the proceedingsUP Yoddha thrashed a second string Dabang Delhi 50-33 in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 contest in front of their home crowd at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here on Saturday.Monu Goyat starred from Yoddha with 11 raid points to help the UP side seal a place in the playoffs.The Delhi team, with no Naveen Kumar, Ravinder Pahal and other experienced stars in their starting seven, offered very little resistance to a charged up Yoddha who were eyeing a victory to seal their playoff berth in front of their home crowd.Monu Goyat picked up valuable raid points from the start as the UP side went on to secure their first All-Out in the sixth minute to move to a 5-point lead.The story continued to be the same till the half time with Delhi’s Meraj Sheykh being the only bright light in what was otherwise a toothless performance from the league’s pace-setters. The first half ended 22-12 with Yoddha clearly in control of the game.The home side picked up their second All-Out of the match two minutes after the restart as Monu Goyat picked up his Super 10.The All-Out saw Yoddha open up a 13-point gap and there was no coming back for Delhi as the hosts piled up the pressure.Nitesh Kumar picked up a High 5 as Yoddha continued to dominate the proceedings. They picked up another All-Out with under four minutes remaining to move to a 17-point lead which they comfortably defended.The only positive for Delhi was the performance of Neeraj Narwal who secured a Super 10 in the closing stages to cap off a rare start.advertisementAlso 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 UP YoddhaFollow Dabang Delhi PKL 2019 highlights: UP Yoddha thrash second string Dabang Delhi 50-33In a Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 contest, Monu Goyat starred from UP Yoddha with 11 raid points to help the UP side seal a place in the playoffs.advertisementlast_img read more

The Best Sunscreens for Winter Because, Yes, You Still Need Some SPF

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Keep Your Face Fresh and Protected Using the Best Face Moisturizers with SPF The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? Ah, winter. It’s the time of year when you can binge-watch all weekend and not feel bad (or as bad ) about it. It’s the time of year when the days get shorter and layers get heavier. It’s the time of year you think you can skip your sunscreen routine — but you’re wrong. No matter the time of year, the sun’s rays still have the same harmful effects. With winter’s canned heat and brisk winds, your face is in need of some serious hydration. This means you will need to protect against UV damage while also moisturizing every day.The best way to combine moisture and SPF is to use a hydrating face lotion with an SPF of 30 and, ideally, a combination of both mineral and chemical sunscreens to protect as thoroughly as possible. Mineral sunscreens (most commonly zinc oxide, but also titanium dioxide) block the sun’s rays from penetrating the skin. Chemical sunscreens absorb and diffuse the rays, rendering them powerless. You should try to avoid oxybenzone, as it’s been found to be very harmful to coral reefs and other marine wildlife when washed off into the water supply, but you probably won’t have that problem during winter in the Northern Hemisphere.Below is a selection the five best sunscreens for winter. These provide superior moisture, an SPF of at least 30, and they won’t make your face shiny or chalky.La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer UV – $20One of our absolute favorite wintertime sunscreens, the Double Repair Moisturizer from La Roche-Posay Toleriane utilizes prebiotic thermal water to actively hydrate the skin. An added dash of glycerin helps to draw even more moisture from the air to the skin’s surface, ensuring a warm, healthy glow even as the frigid winds blow.See ItMDSolar Sciences Miracle Cream – $29Billed as a “barely there” broad spectrum sunscreen (meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB rays), this miracle cream from MDSolar Sciences goes on smooth and blends quickly, leaving behind a subtle matte finish. Apply to skin 15 minutes before heading out into the sun and reapply every two hours for best results. Shop NowNeutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry Touch – $9Made with naturally-sourced zinc oxide and special Dry-Touch technology, this sunscreen from Neutrogena is built to defend against the winter sun’s harshest UV rays. Paraben and fragrance free, it makes a great everyday lotion that’s gentle on your skin and won’t leave behind any goopy white residue. Shop NowKiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Defense – $38The Super Fluid Daily Defense sunscreen from Kiehl’s is formulated with advanced UVA/UVB technology and pollution protection, helping to safeguard your precious epidermis from any and all irritants. Simply apply the lightweight concoction in the morning before you head off to work and you’ll be good to go for the rest of the day. Shop NowLab Series Day Rescue Defense Lotion – $34Designed specifically to counteract wintertime dryness, the Day Rescue Defense lotion from Sephora really packs a punch. Composed of natural plant extracts and the brand’s Hydra-Endure technology, the cream goes on easy and dissipates almost instantaneously, working to moisturize skin without leaving a noticeable trace.Shop NowArticle updated by Cody Gohl on November 26, 2018. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

Avance Gas on Track to Raise New Capital

first_imgMarch 12, 2014 zoom Avance Gas Holding Ltd. (Avance Gas) today confirmed its intention to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) and listing of the company on the Oslo Stock Exchange.Subject to receiving the relevant corporate and regulatory approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange as well as prevailing market conditions, the IPO is expected to price in April 2014.“The board of Avance Gas sees strong opportunities within the LPG shipping segment and we believe the Company will benefit from a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange as a platform for further growth. As part of the IPO, Avance Gas will raise new capital to pursue consolidation opportunities, and in addition, the three major shareholders are considering selling shares in order to facilitate sufficient share liquidity“, says Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, chairman of Avance Gas Holding Ltd.Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) has been retained as Global Coordinator. DNB Markets, Pareto Securities and SEB have been appointed as Joint Bookrunners. Danske Bank, Nordea Markets and Swedbank have been retained as Co-Managers.Avance Gas was established in 2007 by Stolt-Nielsen Limited to participate in the fast growing LPG market. Since incorporation, the company has grown its fleet through partnerships with Sungas Holdings Ltd. and Frontline 2012 Ltd., and through purchases of second-hand ships.Today, the fleet consists of six VLGC, with eight further newbuildings on order.last_img read more

Ive never been better says Archer ahead of Ashes debut

first_imgLONDON: England fast bowler Jofra Archer says he has fully recovered from a side strain and is raring to go as he looks poised to make his test debut in the second Ashes test against Australia at Lord’s on Wednesday. Archer, who missed the first test after picking up his injury during England’s World Cup triumph last month, proved his fitness when he took six wickets and scored a century for county side Sussex’s second XI last week. The 24-year-old was included in England’s 12 in the absence of record wicket taker James Anderson, who bowled only four overs in the first test at Edgbaston before injuring his calf again. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I’m probably more ready than I have ever been. I bowled 50 overs in one game for Sussex which I think was past the overs they told me to bowl, it was good practice,” Archer told reporters. “(My fitness) has never been better. (The side strain) just needed to settle and we couldn’t get that gap in the World Cup. After that, it settled in a matter of days. “Don’t expect any miracles, I can only come in and do what I can and give my best. I can’t work miracles but I will try to.” Australia coach Justin Langer had said the key to dealing with Archer, England’s leading wicket-taker at the World Cup with 20 victims, was to “keep wearing him down” and make him bowl more spells. “I think Justin Langer has another think coming,” Barbados-born Archer added.last_img read more

Mikmaq author says Halifax on the right road to reconciliation

first_imgAnna Cormier APTN National NewsA respected Mi’kmaq author says Halifax is on the right road to reconciliation after the council voted to form a committee to review how it honours a controversial figure around the city.Edward Cornwallis is the former governor of the city – but maybe best known for putting a bounty on Mi’kmaq scalps.last_img

16yearold drowns in Yamuna river

first_imgNew Delhi: A 16-year-old boy drowned in Yamuna river near Kalindi Kunj in South East Delhi while he was taking a bath, police said on Sunday.The law enforcement agency found that two other boys were safely rescued by locals. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said that an information from PCR was received at 2.27 PM hrs in Shaheen Bagh police station that one of two boys has drowned in Yamuna river near Thokar no 8 in Kalindi Kunj while taking bath. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe city police reached the spot and found that one boy aged around 16 resident of Shaheen Bagh drowned and his body has been fished out with the help of NDRF rescue team called on the spot. The body has been kept in the hospital. “Inquest proceedings u/s 174 CrPC have been initiated and two other boys namely Sameer age 17 yrs and Usman age 16 yrs, who also drown, were rescued by locals,” said DCP South East. This incident was not the first case, in 2018 two youths died after they were drowned in Yamuna river in North Delhi’s Timarpur. In another case, three teenagers drowned in the Yamuna river in Wazirabad area. In another incident, two brothers aged 14 and 16 died due to drowning in outer Delhi’s Alipur area. They had gone there for a picnic with their family members when one of the boys slipped in the river.last_img read more

French Brand Tati Expected to Open at Morocco Mall in September

Rabat – French textile and bazaar brand, Tati, renowned for its affordable prices, will open its doors next month at Morocco Mall in Casablanca.The brand will welcome Moroccan customers to its new store in September, announced the Aksal group in a statement to carried by Yabiladi.The store will be occupying an area of 1500 m2 on the first floor of the mall. The brand’s mini-boutiques offer clothes and accessories for women, men, and children, lingerie, decorative items, and small furniture. The opening comes after the departure of Galleries Lafayette in March earlier this year.

Morocco Spains Largest NonEU Fruit and Vegetables Supplier

Rabat – Morocco represents 36 percent of the total fresh vegetables and fruit Spain purchases from non EU countries and 25 percent of the total Spanish imports, the Spanish federation of fruit and vegetable exporters (Fepex) reported on December 4.Morocco’s fruit and vegetables exports to Spain amounted to a total of €507 million in terms of financial revenues. The North African country is followed by Peru, with €196 million, and Argentina, with  108 million.Up to September this year, Spain’s fresh fruits and vegetables imports from Morocco totaled 321,189 tons, an increase of 7 percent from January to September compared to the same period last year.  The Imports were worth a value of €507 million, up from 15 percent from January to September compared to the same period last year. Read also: Morocco World’s 4th Largest Tomato ExporterOver the past five years, Morocco’s fresh fruit and vegetables exports to Spain, in the January-September period of each year, have grown from 153,530 tons to 321,188 tons, an increase of  109 percent. Meanwhile, the imports value increased from €185 million to €507 million, up 174 percent over the same period.Morocco exports of vegetables amounted to 173,564 tons at a value of €209 million. The vegetables exported included green beans (63,856 tons, pepper (40,562 tonnes), tomatoes (37,375 tons), and zucchini (11,927 tons). Spain’s fruit imports totaled 147,625 tons worth €297 million. The imported products included 74,529 tons of watermelons,17,735 tons of oranges, 14,575 tons of raspberries, 12,420 tons of blueberries, and 9,025 tons of avocados. The Spanish import of fresh fruits and vegetables from third countries accounted for 70 percent of the total Spanish purchases from January to September, at total value of €2,09 million.Read also: Moroccan Eggplant Exports to EU Maintain 2016’s Bumper Crop Level read more

Ban calls Sri Lankas president as humanitarian crisis worsens in conflict zone

6 February 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the president of Sri Lanka by telephone yesterday about the worsening humanitarian crisis in the northern area of the country where some 250,000 civilians are trapped by fighting between Government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). In his conversation with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mr. Ban also conveyed his strong concern about the heavy casualties being inflicted on civilians, including children.“The Secretary-General reiterates the responsibility of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to allow people to move to wherever they feel safe and the obligation of the Government to conduct its military operations with due regard to the need to safeguard civilian lives,” his spokesperson Michele Montas said.The UN Children Fund (UNICEF) said today that children had been utterly traumatized during the conflict, as families hid in underground shelters with very few resources.According to the World Food Programme (WFP), the entire population of the Vanni region where fighting is taking place is facing a food crisis due to displacement of the population as well as crop failure and recent floods.Livelihoods have been almost completely lost, coping mechanisms have been exhausted and people are dependent on humanitarian food aid for survival, WFP reports.The agency said that it has sent 11 convoys into the region since September 2008, to keep some 230,000 people alive. The last UN convoy was sent in on 16 January, carrying only enough food for about one week, and WFP has not, to date, been able to get clearance to send in others despite promises from authorities. read more

UNICEF backs measles vaccination campaign in Bangladesh

An estimated 50,000 health-care workers and 600,000 volunteers and non-governmental organization (NGO) staff have been recruited for the immunization project, which began yesterday and is slated to run until 28 February.All Bangladeshi children aged between nine months and five years will be given the measles vaccine while all children under the age of five will also be given two drops of the polio vaccine, UNICEF said in a press release issued on Saturday.This will be the first major nationwide campaign against measles in Bangladesh since 2005-06, when about 35 million children were vaccinated.The number of measles outbreaks in the South Asian nation has fallen sharply since then, with only one occurring in each of the last two years, compared with 27 in the first two months of 2006.But UNICEF officials said that about 25 per cent to a third of young children remain at risk, especially those born since the last immunization campaign. Children who already received a vaccine will receive a second dose, which is recommended to ensure full immunization.Carol de Rooy, the agency’s representative in Bangladesh, said these kinds of mass vaccination campaigns can produce significant reductions in death and disease rates.“It is unfortunate that measles continues to kill children when such avoidable deaths can easily be prevented through immunization,” she said. “I call on all the parents to bring their children to the immunization sites so they will be protected against this child-killer disease.”Duangvadee Sungkhobol, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Bangladesh, said measles remains the leading cause of vaccine-preventable childhood death and disability.“Maintaining good immunization coverage and conducting periodic follow-up campaigns reduces measles cases and deaths considerably,” Dr. Sungkhobol said.UNICEF and WHO adopted a joint global plan in 2001 for reducing the number of deaths from measles and the objective for Bangladesh is to cut measles mortality by 90 per cent by this year in comparison with 2000.Caused by a virus, measles is highly contagious and produces high fever and a rash among sufferers, who are most likely to be young children. People who recover from measles are immune for the rest of their lives, but in 2008 an estimated 164,000 people – nearly all children under the age of five – died from the disease. 15 February 2010More than 20 million Bangladeshi children will be vaccinated against measles over the next two weeks as part of a campaign backed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to try to eradicate the deadly disease in the South Asian nation. read more

Mainda supported giving Sirisena SLFP leadership

The Minister says there is an attempt to split the SLFP and so SLFP members have a responsibility to protect the party and ensure it wins at the next election.Nimal Siripala de Silva said that if President Sirisena steps down as party leader he will support the new party leader. (Colombo Gazette) “After it was handed over to President Sirisena we cannot join any other group and try to remove him,” he said. Nimal Siripala de Silva says after handing over the party leadership to Sirisena it is not right for any SLFP member to work against him now. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa supported handing over the leadership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to President Maithripala Sirisena, SLFP member and Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva said.He said that Rajapaksa had urged the SLFP to back and work with Sirisena after the last Presidential election. read more

California boy 13 builds Braille printer with Lego kit starts company with

Shubham Banerjee works on a Braigo 2.0 braille printer prototype at home Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. Banerjee launched a company to develop a low-cost machine to print Braille materials for the blind. It’s based on a prototype he built with his Lego robotics kit for a school science fair project. Last month, tech giant Intel Corp. invested in his startup, Braigo Labs, making the 8th grader the youngest entrepreneur to receive venture capital funding. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) by Terence Chea, The Associated Press Posted Jan 20, 2015 9:49 am MDT SANTA CLARA, Calif. – In Silicon Valley, it’s never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee.The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the tactile writing system for the visually impaired. Tech giant Intel Corp. recently invested in his startup, Braigo Labs.Shubham built a Braille printer with a Lego robotics kit as a school science fair project last year after he asked his parents a simple question: How do blind people read? “Google it,” they told him.Shubham then did some online research and was shocked to learn that Braille printers, also called embossers, cost at least $2,000 — too expensive for most blind readers, especially in developing countries.“I just thought that price should not be there. I know that there is a simpler way to do this,” said Shubham, who demonstrated how his printer works at the kitchen table where he spent many late nights building it with a Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit.Shubham wants to develop a desktop Braille printer that costs around $350 and weighs just a few pounds, compared with current models that can weigh more than 20 pounds. The machine could be used to print Braille reading materials on paper, using raised dots instead of ink, from a personal computer or electronic device.“My end goal would probably be having most of the blind people … using my Braille printer,” said Shubham, who lives in the Silicon Valley suburb of Santa Clara, just minutes away from Intel headquarters.After the “Braigo” — a name that combines Braille and Lego — won numerous awards and enthusiastic support from the blind community, Banerjee started Braigo Labs last summer with an initial $35,000 investment from his dad.“We as parents started to get involved more, thinking that he’s on to something and this innovation process has to continue,” said his father, Niloy Banerjee, an engineer who works for Intel.Shubham used the money to build a more sophisticated version of his Lego-based printer using an off-the-shelf desktop printer and a newly released Intel computer chip. The new model, Braigo 2.0, can translate electronic text into Braille before printing.Intel executives were so impressed with Shubham’s printer that in November they invested an undisclosed sum in his startup. Intel officials believe he’s the youngest entrepreneur to receive venture capital, money invested in exchange for a financial stake in the company.“He’s solving a real problem, and he wants to go off and disrupt an existing industry. And that’s really what it’s all about,” said Edward Ross, director of Inventor Platforms at Intel.Braigo Labs is using the money to hire professional engineers and advisers to help design and build Braille printers based on Shubham’s ideas.The company aims to have a prototype ready for blind organizations to test this summer and have a Braigo printer on the market later this year, Niloy Banerjee said.“This Braille printer is a great way for people around the world who really don’t have many resources at all to learn Braille and to use it practically,” said Henry Wedler, who is blind and working on a doctorate in chemistry at the University of California, Davis. Wedler has become an adviser to Braigo Labs.An affordable printer would allow the visually impaired readers to print out letters, household labels, shopping lists and short reading materials on paper in Braille, said Lisamaria Martinez, community services director at the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profitcentre that serves the visually impaired and prints Braille materials for public agencies.“I love the fact that a young person is thinking about a community that is often not thought about,” said Martinez, who is visually impaired.Shubham is too young to be CEO of his own company, so his mother has taken the job, though she admits she wasn’t too supportive when he started the project.“I’m really proud of Shubham. What he has thought, I think most adults should have thought about it,” Malini Banerjee said. “And coming out of my 13-year-old, I do feel very proud.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email California boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Lego kit, starts company with Intel funding read more