This year’s Independence Day, Akshay Kumar is back with another film high on patriotic pride. Ever since Baby hit the screens on Republic Day 2015, Akshay Kumar has not let the patriot in him take a backseat. It is common knowledge that the Republic Day and Independence Day weekends are earmarked for the release of his films.Directed by Reema Kagti, Gold revolves around independent India’s first Olympic gold win – a feat achieved by the Indian men’s hockey team in 1948 at the 14th London Olympiad.Gold, which releases today in 2500 screens across the country, has opened to a phenomenal response from the audience. The advance booking trends suggest that the film will earn somewhere between Rs 18-20 crore on its first day.The sports drama has already raced ahead of the other Independence Day release this year, John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate, which portrays the fight against corruption and social injustice.Akshay Kumar has a solid track record when it comes to Independence Day. His last Independence Day release, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, which promoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, earned Rs 13.10 crore on its first day.In 2016, Akshay Kumar’s fans were treated to Rustom on Independence Day. Like Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Rustom released a few days before the holiday. The film kickstarted its run at the box office with Rs 14.11 crore and demolished its competition, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo Daro.Apart from the Akshay Kumar and patriotism factor, fans are also super-excited to watch the Bollywood debut of popular television actress Mouni Roy. Having ruled over the small screen for years, Mouni has a sizeable fan following, which has translated into footfall at the theatres.advertisementALSO READ | Gold vs Satyameva Jayate: Which film will win box office battle?ALSO WATCH | Akshay Kumar is the real ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood
Eoin Morgan hit “rock bottom” when his England team was demolished by New Zealand at the last Cricket World Cup.Four years later, a win over the Black Caps at the tournament would leave the England captain within touching distance of the ultimate career high.England will secure a spot in the semifinals by beating New Zealand in the northeast town of Chester-le-Street on Wednesday, ending a group-stage campaign in which the World Cup host has found itself in a perilous position.A defeat would leave the English at the mercy of Pakistan, which would then guarantee a playoff spot with a win over Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday.England was back playing the positive brand of cricket – as Morgan put it on Tuesday – the team has been known for in this World Cup cycle, during which it climbed to No. 1 in the rankings largely on the back of a destructive batting lineup.And that attacking mindset was largely inspired by New Zealand’s style of play in the 2015 tournament which really hit the heights in an eight-wicket win over England that Morgan took a while to get over. Bowled out for 123, England was overhauled in 12.2 overs by the Kiwis that led to an embarrassing group-stage exit.EXPECTED WEATHER IN DURHAM TODAY Accuweather screengrabMore than 650 runs were scored at Chester-le-Street in the game between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Monday. With a different, fresh pitch being used on Wednesday and on the back of some decent weather in northern England, another run-fest could be on the cards.advertisementThat would suit England, which has struggled with its management of tighter, low-scoring matches in this tournament. Accuweather screengrabNew Zealand meanwhile, reached the final in 2015 and is on track to get back in the last four. A win against England seals a semifinal berth, while avoiding a big defeat should also mean fifth-placed Pakistan cannot overhaul the Black Caps. Pakistan is two points behind New Zealand going into the final group matches but has a much inferior net run-rate.Such is the ebb and flow of a long group-stage campaign that England suddenly appears to be on the up after beating India, while New Zealand, which won its first five matches, might be lacking some belief after losing to Pakistan and Australia back to back.
Transfers Bailly plays down Man Utd exit rumours Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 22:51 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Manchester United Premier League African All Stars The Ivorian defender saw his 2017-18 campaign disrupted by injury and tactical tinkering but has suggested that he will be back for more in 2018-19 Eric Bailly has seemingly ruled out any chance of leaving Manchester United this summer by declaring a desire to “come back even stronger” after a season of “ups and downs”.The 2017-18 campaign proved to be a particularly frustrating one for the Ivory Coast international.He helped to get United off to a bright start, but an untimely injury picked in November kept him sidelined for three months. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Once he did return, Jose Mourinho began to tinker with his approach as he sought to manage a hectic schedule and offer more minutes to those heading to World Cup 2018.Bailly, as a result, often found himself out of favour, with just one start and two outings taken in following a thrilling 3-2 derby victory over Manchester City on April 7.A lack of action sparked talk that the 24-year-old could be moved on this summer, potentially as part of a deal to land Tottenham centre-half Toby Alderweireld.Bailly has, however, curbed the transfer rumours with a social media post which suggests that he will remain on the Red Devils’ books for 2018-19.He wrote on Instagram: “We would have liked to have finished the season by winning the FA Cup. Unfortunately, it was not to be.“Nevertheless, we’ve wrapped up a season in which there were ups and downs. Now it’s time to stop, to learn from this season, to rest, and to enjoy our families and friends so we can come back next season even stronger.“We’re eager to set new goals and to see lots of smiles in the stands at Old Trafford next year.“Thanks for the support you have given the entire team throughout the season. And especially, thank you very much for the love you have always shown me. Let’s go United!“And good luck to my teammates who are playing in the World Cup!”Bailly, who was an unused substitute in United’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea, ended the season with just 18 appearances to his name.He was, however, able to record his first goal for the club, with his account opened in a 4-0 Premier League victory over Swansea in August.
Ex-Arsenal striker Smith: Cahill not the signing Emery needsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal striker Alan Smith says they should ignore the chance of signing Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.Cahill was heavily linked with the Gunners before he signed for Chelsea from Bolton in January 2012.“Arsenal should have signed Gary Cahill before he went to Chelsea,” Smith told the Daily Express.“He spoke and had a meeting with Arsene Wenger and it didn’t happen.“But he went on to become a fine, fine defender.“Now you’d be signing somebody who’s in his latter years and is not at his peak.“I don’t see that as a goer.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Traore thinks Wolves have advantage over Bragaby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Adama Traore says the club have the edge over Braga ahead of their Europa League clash on Thursday.The Premier League club have a massive Portuguese contingent, including coach Nuno Espirito Santo.And Traore thinks the knowledge of Portuguese football will work in Wolves’ favour.He said: “The coach comes from Portuguese football and so do many of our players.”We know about Portuguese football, we know the Portuguese culture.”They know the players and the league, and they have played teams like Braga many times before.”We will accept any help we can as we attempt to keep moving forward to become a better team.”It has to help that we know so much about them and they don’t know so much about us.”It’s the same for me if I play a Spanish team – I come from there and I know their mentality.”That has to help if you know the mentality of your opponent, and how he wants to play.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class is currently ranked No. 2 in the country by 247Sports.While Ohio State currently trails Alabama in 247Sports’ team rankings for 2017, the Buckeyes are likely to take over the top spot eventually.That’s what Tate Martell, a four-star QB in the class committed to OSU, thinks, anyway.Today, Ohio State added a commitment from a four-star linebacker who was previously committed to Notre Dame, pushing the Buckeyes’ commitment total to 17. Of those 17 commits, six are five-star prospects.Martell tweeted out a prediction for the class following Werner’s commitment. His prediction: we’re going to add at least two – and probably three, and maybe even four – more five-star recruits.Let me just tell #BuckeyeNation…We are getting at least 2 but likely 3 more 5 star recruits!#SELECT17 is going to be unreal!— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) December 11, 2016also… we are in a 50/50 race for a 4th ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ guy!There is about 4 maybe 5 more guys we want in this class and it’ll be legendary!— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) December 11, 2016Per 247Sports, Ohio State remains in contention with the following five-stars:5-star DT Marvin Wilson5-star RB Cam Akers5-star DE Jeffrey Okudah5-star WR Donovan Peoples-Jones5-star CB Darnay HolmesYou can view Ohio State’s full 2017 recruiting class here.
The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty Previous While combing through famed timepiece brand Timex’s design archives, Todd Snyder (the designer himself, not the brand) came upon a late-1960s racing watch. Not your average chrono, the archival inspiration featured a curlicue tachymeter complication — an engineering asset that allowed for the watch to gauge the speed of passing objects. Snyder took that original Timex design, modernized it (as he has done through several amazing collaborations with the brand in the past) and dubbed the new racing watch the Beekman.The Timex X Todd Snyder Beekman Watch is built within a 40mm stainless steel case with an acrylic domed crystal to protect the face, an Indiglo night-light to tell time in the dark, and attaches to your wrist with a supple and handsome crocodile-patterned, genuine leather strap. Next The New Todd Snyder x Timex Welton Bi-Metal Watch is Nostalgia on a Wrist Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men 1 of 3 But Snyder didn’t design the watch to veer too far from the original. The Beekman Watch’s tachymeter complication is, as Todd Snyder brand puts it in a release, “a pleasingly analog way to measure speed … The graphic swirl on the watch dial is a tachymeter scale that allows the wearer to calculate the time it takes for a moving object … to travel a predetermined one-mile course.”The brand also explains how the watch works: “To prepare the watch for the speed measurement, the wearer must pull out the watch crown when the second hand is at the 12 position … As the car passes its starting point, the crown is pushed in to begin the timing process; when the car reaches the end of the course, quickly pull the crown out again.” The wearer then compares the position of the second hand against the tachymeter to determine how many miles per house the car is moving.“The Beekman brings together two things I really love: classic cars and classic timepieces,” said Todd Snyder in a release. “I’m proud to continue the Timex X Todd Snyder partnership with the launch of our first co-created tachymeter watch, and to celebrate the values we both share: iconic design, impeccable craftsmanship, and a commitment to innovation and functionality at a great value.”It’s also handsome as hell and can be worn with just about anything, from a basic gray crewneck sweatshirt to a heather green, plaid suit as shown above. With the addition of the tachymeter, the Beekman Watch is both a statement piece and a fun toy for all those classic car lovers out there.Retailing for the ridiculously low price of $158 in classic cream or black colorways, the Beekman Watch is available exclusively at ToddSnyder.com and at the brand’s flagship store in New York.Get It 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now
Les conducteurs en Nouvelle-Écosse ont maintenant un accès rapide et simple aux renseignements sur les conditions routières grâce au nouveau système d’information 511. Toute personne qui compose le 511 à partir d’un téléphone en Nouvelle-Écosse pourra accéder à la ligne d’information bilingue sur les conditions routières du ministère des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. Il suffit d’entrer un numéro d’autoroute pour connaître les renseignements à jour sur les conditions de cette route. « La Nouvelle-Écosse continue d’être un chef de file dans l’utilisation de la technologie pour améliorer la sécurité sur les autoroutes, » a dit Murray Scott, ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. « Nous somme la première province au Canada à mettre en oeuvre le système 511. » M. Scott dit que tous les fournisseurs de service téléphonique ont collaboré avec le programme, offrant le numéro 511 sans frais. « Puisque la province a déjà un système informatisé de rapport sur les conditions routières, nous avons pu mettre en place ce système très rapidement, » dit-il. « Nos caméras routières en ligne sont consultées par un demi-million de visiteurs par semaine, et je suis certain que le numéro 511 constituera une innovation aussi populaire. » De nouvelles affiches 511 sont installées aux points d’entrée de la province et le long des autoroutes de la série 100.
Les installations de loisirs de la région de la Côte-Sud recevront 357 600 $ grâce à neuf subventions annoncées aujourd’hui 18 juin dans le cadre du programme de développement des installations de loisirs. « Nous offrons 2,94 millions de dollars en subventions à l’échelle de la province, a dit le député Gary Ramey, au nom de la ministre de la Promotion et de la Protection de la santé, Maureen MacDonald. Les investissements que nous effectuons dans nos organismes et nos installations de loisirs aujourd’hui aideront les gens à adopter un style de vie plus sain et plus actif dans le futur. Il s’agit de la bonne décision pour les familles néo-écossaises. » Dans le cadre du programme de développement des installations de loisirs, les subventions serviront à rénover les installations, à construire et entretenir des sentiers pédestres et à construire et mettre à niveau plusieurs terrains et édifices utilisés pour les sports et les loisirs. Le programme aide les groupes communautaires, les municipalités et autres organismes à but non lucratif à développer des installations visant à augmenter la participation du public aux sports et activités physiques. M. Ramey a fait l’annonce au YMCA de Yarmouth, qui a reçu 150 000 $ pour une mise à niveau de l’installation. « Le YMCA de Yarmouth a entamé ce projet à la fin de 2005 et a toujours travaillé étroitement avec le gouvernement provincial, a dit Barrie MacGregor, directeur général du YMCA de Yarmouth. Grâce à l’appui continu du gouvernement provincial, le YMCA de Yarmouth pourra assurer une présence continue dans la communauté et assurer la viabilité d’une grande installation dynamique dans une petite ville. »
Fez- In an exclusive interview with FIFA, Ronaldinho, the Brazilian star and two time World player of the year, said that he would never forget the affection that the Moroccan public showed towards him since he arrived in Morocco.“Even at a hugely disappointing moment, the warmth I’ve been shown since I arrived here is something special. It was out of the ordinary, a very special affection,” he said commenting on the enthusiasm showed by Moroccan fans towards him.“It’s very gratifying to see even the opponents treat me like this,” the No10 said. “These kinds of gestures stay with you for the rest of your life,” he added. One of the highlights of the end of match between Raja of Casablanca and Atletico Mineiro on Wednesday is when all of Raja players hastened to greet the Brazilian player.In a unprecedented move, Raja Casablanca players Vivien Mabide and Deo Kanda stripped Ronalidnho of his shoes after asking his permission.Raja of Casablanca beat Atletico Mineiro 3-1 following a heroic game and qualified to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup. The Moroccan team will meet Bayern Munich on Saturday in Marrakech stadium.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistribute
19 June 2011On the eve of this year’s World Refugee Day, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie joined the United Nations refugee chief on a visit on Sunday to Lampedusa, where they met some of the tens of thousands of people who have crossed the Mediterranean and descended on the small Italian island after fleeing unrest in North Africa. More than 40,000 people, including refugees and asylum-seekers, have arrived by boat to Lampedusa since the beginning of this year, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). They include economic migrants from Tunisia, as well as those seeking international protection, including refugees from sub-Saharan Africa and Libya, where fighting continues between Government forces and rebel groups seeking the ouster of Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi. While in Lampedusa, Ms. Jolie, who serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN refugee agency, and High Commissioner António Guterres had a chance to visit detention facilities to see the crowded conditions faced by new arrivals. The actress arrived in Lampedusa from Malta, which has also been a destination for people fleeing North Africa by boat. She visited Lyster Barracks, a former Royal Air Force facility and now a detention centre for asylum-seekers, many of whom who have fled the violence in Libya. They include Somalis, Ethiopians and others from sub-Saharan Africa.“Malta has saved many lives, but it is the daily conditions on the ground that are of most concern,” she stated while in Malta.“We’ve spoken about our shared concerns about making sure asylum claims are processed as quickly as possible so no one is sitting in a prison-like situation and waiting on a decision about their status, “she added. “They are not asking to go to any particular country, they just want to find safety to work, and to have freedom.” She also visited an open centre near Malta’s main airport where vulnerable asylum-seekers are living in tents inside an old aircraft hangar while their asylum claims are assessed. The people she met there said living conditions were difficult and they were concerned about the pools of fuel on the ground and rats chewing their tents. On Friday, Ms. Jolie traveled to a refugee camp in Turkey where she visited with Syrians who had fled the violence in their country. There are now over 9,600 Syrian refugees living in four camps managed by Turkey and the Turkish Red Crescent along the border area.Syrian authorities have been widely criticised for their bloody repression of the protests that began earlier this year, part of a broader uprising in recent months across North Africa and the Middle East that has already toppled the long-standing regimes in Tunisia and Egypt.UNHCR is set to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June with events in locations worldwide and the launch of a new global awareness campaign entitled “One” that will be rolled out over the course of the week.Over the next six months it will increase awareness about the forcibly displaced and stateless by telling their powerful personal stories. The campaign will carry the message that “One Refugee Without Hope is too Many.”The Italian capital of Rome will be the focus of this year’s events on Monday, with Mr. Guterres due to present UNHCR’s annual statistics report on the number of people of concern to the agency. He will also preside over a special commemorative event that will be attended by President Giorgio Napolitano and six refugees, including a Polish survivor of the Holocaust in World War II. Rome’s ancient Colosseum will again be bathed in UN blue, one of many monuments around the world to be lit up to mark the occasion, including the iconic Empire State Building in New York.
Setting the tone for Friday’s discussions, the meeting’s chair, UNMEE Force Commander Major-General Rajender Singh, observed that the overall military situation inside the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) and the adjacent areas had become tense and potentially volatile.Gen. Singh appealed to both governments to comply with the recently adopted Security Council resolution threatening actions – which could include sanctions – against Eritrea and Ethiopia if, in the case of Eritrea, it does not immediately rescind its ban on UN flights in its airspace, and against both parties if they do not reverse their military build up. He added that he would meet separately with both parties on implementation of that text.The Force Commander also cited two positive developments, namely the continued work of sector-level military coordination commissions which he credited with promoting trust, mutual understanding and cooperation between the parties at the local level. The second positive development is the decline in the number of cattle rustling incidents in the border area, he said.Addressing the forum, Colonel Harry Holland-Muter of the African Union expressed concern over the recent developments in the peace process, particularly reports of troop movements along the border. He reiterated the AU’s call for restraint by both parties, noting that the international community had invested a great deal in the peace process. Major-General Yohannes Gebremeskel of Ethiopia agreed with the assessment of UNMEE that the situation is tense and potentially volatile. He alleged that there were a large number of Eritrean soldiers inside the TSZ and said they were exploiting the vacuum created by UNMEE’s reduced capability. Warning of grave consequences if the situation continued, Major-General Gebremeskel reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to prevent another war and work with UNMEE towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict.For his part, Eritrea’s Colonel Zecarias Ogbagaber said that the security situation in the TSZ and adjacent areas had always been tense because of Ethiopia’s refusal to implement the decision of the Boundary Commission and its troop deployment near the southern boundary of the TSZ. UNMEE’s claim that it had 60 per cent less monitoring capability due to the Eritrean ban on UN helicopters was an exaggeration, he said.He denied the presence of Eritrean troops in the TSZ and said that there are only some additional militias engaged in harvesting activities there. He also lamented what he called the international community’s “lack of concern” for the stalemate and stated that “the helicopter ban can not be bigger than the gross violation of the Algiers agreement,” a reference to the ceasefire accord signed by the two countries in 2000.Regarding the restrictions in the TSZ, he said that these have always taken place even before the Eritrean ban on UN helicopter flights. He further added that Eritrea has no intention of either stopping or restraining UNMEE’s activities inside the TSZ, but it does not recognize the concept of adjacent areas. Colonel Ogbagaber also declared that Eritrea has no intention of mobilizing its forces and that there is no security threat to UNMEE.The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere, with both sides reiterating their willingness to cooperate with the mission in restoring peace and tranquility in the Mission’s area of responsibility, according to UNMEE. “We’re passing through very defining moments,” the Force Commander said. “It is very important during these moments that we uphold the values that both governments have committed themselves to.”
by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 16, 2013 7:00 am MDT TORONTO – Trading will likely be muted for the first half of the week as investors hope to get a better impression of whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut back on one of its key stimulus measures soon and, if so, by how much.The Fed’s top policy committee holds its scheduled two-day meeting on interest rates this week, and it wraps up with a news conference by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday afternoon.“And as has been their habit, markets will react to whatever he says and then it’ll take a few days and then they will refocus on what really matters, which is the broader state of the U.S. economy and the global economy and people will start to focus on the upcoming earnings season,” said Norman Raschkowan, North American strategist with Mackenzie Financial Corp.Toronto and New York markets racked up losses last week on nervousness about Fed intentions, with the TSX’s main index losing 186 points or 1.5 per cent.The Dow industrials fell 178 points or 1.17 per cent last week but the blue chip index is still up 15 per cent year to date, resulting from a rally fuelled in large part by the Fed’s quantitative easing program.Musings by Bernanke on May 22, when he briefed the U.S. Congress, have chipped away at this year’s strong gains on American markets and driven Toronto further into negative ground.At that time, Bernanke said that the Fed might pull back on its US$85 billion-a-month bond-buying program, known as quantitative easing, if economic data improves, especially hiring.“So I guess the question is, how is it going to play out?” said John Johnston, chief strategist at Davis Rea Ltd.“And Bernanke said we may consider tapering over the next few meetings. So it probably means not this meeting, but it certainly sets up September, October or November. Some time over the September-December period and markets are making some bets in there.”The program has been intended to encourage borrowing, spending and investing. But traders worry that when the Fed slows its purchases it could cause interest rates to rise sharply, affecting many parts of the financial system and the economy. Mortgage rates have already been rising as yields on benchmark government bonds increase, from a recent low of 1.6 per cent in early May to around 2.2 per cent last week.“And mortgage applications are actually falling as interest rates have gone up,” added Johnston.The 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate in the U.S. rose to 3.98 per cent in the week ending June 13, the highest rate since April, 2012, up from 3.91 per cent in the prior week. The rate has increased for six weeks.Deterioration in the housing sector would be a major hit for the U.S. economy as both sales and prices have registered strong gains this year.U.S. home prices soared 12.1 per cent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, while sales of previously occupied homes ticked up to a 3 1/2 year high that month.Traders will get the latest reading on the health of the U.S. housing sector on Tuesday. Housing starts for May are expected to rise to an annual rate of 952,000, up about 11.5 per cent.In Canada, traders will look to top tier economic data coming out on Friday.April retail sales are expected to show a rise of 0.2 per cent.Statistics Canada will also release the May reading on inflation. The consumer price index is expected to edge up around 0.2 per cent during May, reflecting rising energy prices.Last week’s decline left the TSX down two per cent year to date, lagging behind not only the U.S. but Japan and even Europe. And analysts say it’s hard to see what can get the main Canadian market back on track for a decent gain this year.“It’s really commodity prices,” said Raschkowan.“The materials index is down 25 per cent, energy down one per cent. Between the two of them, they still represent better than a third of the index. And with the World Bank cutting its global growth estimate for this year, it just shows that there is no great reason to expect commodities to move sharply higher. So … you’re looking at a single digit sort of earnings growth profile for the rest of the economy and therefore single digit returns for the Canadian market.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Traders look to Federal Reserve for signs of tapering of key stimulus program
Kentucky State Police those reports were unfounded, and fireworks are to blame. Police Camera Image via MGN Online LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police say reports of a shooting at the Kentucky State Fair are false.The WHAS11 Newsroom received multiple reports of a shooting and chaos at the event.- Advertisement –
Letter to the editor: As a basketball player at Ohio State, I am both proud and honored that our university follows our sport the way they do. It is a privilege to play for Ohio State, to be a part of winning the Big Ten Tournament this year, and to have made it to the Elite Eight. I know that athletes in other sports that do not get much press coverage are also winning championships. Just two weekends ago, Logan Stieber won his second-consecutive national championship in his weight class in wrestling, and senior Marco Canevari marked the Scarlet and Gray’s single individual champion title in fencing by securing the gold medal in men’s epee on March 22. A day later, gymnasts Sarah Miller and Aly Marohn captured the Big Ten championship on the balance beam. Last Tuesday, The Lantern featured an article in which athletic director Gene Smith talked about how Ohio State isn’t just a football school. He talked about the success of our basketball team. It would be good to remember that in the other sports, there is a lot of success too. All athletes at Ohio State work very hard at being the best they can be at their sport. I wish that all athletes could receive the attention that our football and basketball teams get. They all deserve to be celebrated. Deshaun Thomas Third-year in sports management firstname.lastname@example.org
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedControversial SARA Bill among others introduced in National AssemblyJanuary 31, 2017In “latest news”SARA requires ‘intervention of the High/Supreme Court’ before it could recover assets- WilliamsApril 12, 2017In “latest news”First public consultation on cyber-crime legislation set for tomorrowMarch 15, 2016In “Crime” IDB consultant, Professor Dr Tom Johnson working with the government during the workshopMembers of the Guyana Bar Association and other stakeholders were part of a workshop to explore the conceptual and functional features of the draft Moveable Property Security Bill 2018.The consultation, held at the Cara Lodge, Quamina Street, was facilitated by the Ministry of Business in collaboration with the Ministry of Legal Affairs.Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, noted that the Bill provides for a comprehensive, integrated framework for secured transaction in movable property.It was also noted that all movable property, under this framework, qualify as property regardless of item or type with a few exceptions.Williams noted the policies embodied in the Bill are not major changes since they have been part of Guyana’s laws and practised in one form of the security device or other.“The legislative framework introduces a modern, centralized electronic registry system in which authorized registrants will have direct access to the entry registry database for the purpose of entering their record of a secured transaction,” Williams explained.The system will be built on a newly designed platform for company records and will operate in real time. The principles and policies underlined in the Bill mirror UNCITRAL’s (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) model law on secured transactions.“The proposed legal and institutional framework will provide Guyana with the Caribbean’s most modern legislation dealing with secured transaction. This legislation will enhance risk assessment management and mitigation for lenders. It will promote access to finance for a broader spectrum of borrowers, especially small and medium-sized enterprises,” Williams posited.Moreover, according to Williams the issues with not having in legislation in place are, among other things, that “recourse to the Courts for enforcement, even for collateral of small value, clogs up the Courts and causes unnecessary delays, during which time the collateral depreciates, to the detriment of debtor and creditor alike…By far the most numerous secured transactions- hire purchase agreements and finance leases – are not even publicized.”He also noted that “receivables have lost their usefulness as collateral, as a result of provisions in the Companies Act” while “farmers and miners have difficulty using their livestock and minerals as collateral”.The Bill is also expected to facilitate infrastructure development and offshore investment in the country and prepare the way for the impending expansion of the oil and gas industry.President of the Guyana Bar Association, Kamal Ramkarran, said the legal fraternity welcomed the collaborative effort to improve understanding of the Bill.“This Bill provides the availability of security on movable property,” Ramkarran noted.The Moveable Property Security Bill 2018 is part of the Ministry of Business’ efforts to improve the ease of doing business in Guyana.The ministry has been working with the Ministry of Legal Affairs to develop a modern, secure transaction regime to facilitate the use of moveable property, both tangible and intangible to use as collateral for business and consumer lending.The regime includes the development of a legislative framework and the establishment of an electronic collateral registry.The government has received support from the Inter-American Development Bank.Consultant, Professor Dr Tom Johnson, who facilitated the workshop, has been working with the Ministries in the drafting of the Bill.
Radoslav AntlSEHA league Journalists from Ex-Yugoslavia countries once again voted for the “All Star” Team of SEHA Round, “second team” and Most Valuable Player as well. This time that is left wing of Tatran Presov, Radoslav Antl (33). Slovak player scored 10 goals in a draw of his team in Sabac against Metaloplastika 27:27.“ALL START TEAM” OF ROUND 8Goalkeeper: Vladimir Abadzic (Vardar Skopje)Left wing: Radoslav Antl (Tatran Presov)Left back: Srdjan Trivundza (Borac Banja Luka)Playmaker: Josip Valcic (C.O Zagreb)Right back: Marko Simovic (Vardar Skopje)Right wing: Milan Djukic (Borac Banja Luka)Line player: Nemanja Grbovic (Lovcen Cetinje)NEWS FROM BALKAN-HANDBALL.COM ← Previous Story Romanian girls wins “Carpathia Cup” Next Story → EHF CL Round 5 Hits: Szeged, Zagreb, Veszprem, Leon…
Facebook Pinterest Google+ MJF signs multi-year deal with All Elite Wrestling, Colt Cabana ending his podcast WhatsApp Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Update on Dr. Chris Amann vs. CM Punk/Colt CabanaJury selection began yesterday in Cook County Court in Illinois for the the civil lawsuit by WWE Dr. Chris Amann against CM Punk and Colt Cabana per PWInsider.com.The lawsuit, filed in February 2015, claims defamation against Phil “CM Punk” Brooks and Scott “Colt Cabana” Colton over comments made on an episode of the “Art of Wrestling” podcast back in November 2014 when Punk first broke his post-WWE silence.Amann claims statements made by Brooks and Colton on the podcast were false, defamatory and put him in a false light by improperly insinuating “a lack of integrity … and/or inability or lack of competence to perform his professional duties as a medical doctor.” Punk claimed Amann had falsely diagnosed a lump that “grew to the size of a baseball” and later turned into a staph infection. Punk also claimed Amann failed to treat his concussion symptoms saying that he was only prescribed antibiotics as treatment.Shawn Michaels set for WWE UK TournamentWWE has announced that Hall of Famer Shanw Michaels will be part of the upcoming United Kingdom Championship Tournament tapings this June in London.BREAKING: @ShawnMichaels returns to the @RoyalAlbertHall on 18 June for the @WWEUKCT! https://t.co/xAwAbMJXjk pic.twitter.com/wbRCGBOKKT— WWE UK (@WWEUK) May 25, 2018 CM Punk to appear at Starrcast III, Scheduled for interview and meet-and-greet The Young Bucks on CM Punk coming to AEW, Cody’s chairshot, nearly signing with WWE
Liverpool’s new signing Fabinho has revealed he was never close to joining Manchester United.The 24-year-old, Brazilian midfielder who spoke of his desire to play at Old Trafford for United last summer, confirmed he had minor talks with Man Utd but that no concrete offer was made for him.Fabinho who signed for Jurgen Klopp’s men for a fee around £42.3 million while speaking FourFourTwo magazine says:“I was never close to signing for Manchester United.”“I heard things about it but the truth is, it was never a strong possibility.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I won’t deny there were a few conversations about my situation with Monaco, but there was an official offer from United.”The former Real Madrid man is familiar with current Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, who gave him his Madrid debut towards the end of the 2012-13 season in a 6-2 victory over Malaga.The Brazilian midfielder who can also play as a right full-back had no qualms about joining Liverpool.“As soon as they told me they wanted me here at Anfield, it was an easy decision. Every player wants to play for clubs with massive history and success,” he added.
After numerous criticism about Neymar’s performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he finally receives words of encouragement from Brazil teammate, Kaka.Kaka is confident Neymar attracts unequal criticism concerning his performance and admonished that Neymar should not be blamed for the country’s bad performance at the World Cup campaign. “This search for the one to blame is what I don’t agree with too much,” Kaka told Omnisport as quoted in FourFourTwo, speaking courtesy of Adidas.“Brazil lost. It wasn’t Neymar who lost. The Brazilian national team was eliminated in the quarter-finals.“[The response to] everything he does is very unbalanced. When he does something good, it’s very big. And when something not so good happens, it’s also very big.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“He, as a 26-year-old lad, has to manage all this… I think he’s fine. Many who criticise Neymar are much older and more mature than Neymar is today.“Faced with all the situations he faces, given the age he is… I’m a fan of Neymar. And that’s speaking about him as a celebrity. As an athlete, he’s an excellent player.”“He was decisive, he did good passes, he didn’t score, but he looked for the game,” the retired midfielder said.“He tried at every moment, he put his team-mates near the goal lots of times, but this happens.”