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.
Manchester United has joined the race to secure Willian transfer after Brazil’s exit from the World Cup, according to The Sun.The winger is also a subject of interest from Barcelona and the Spanish club saw a transfer bid for the player rejected by Chelsea.The Brazilian is believed to be the number one target of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and the former English champions are hoping to pip Barcelona to his signature.The duo worked together at Chelsea after Jose signed Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer of 2013.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Willian is reportedly considering his future at Stamford Bridge and the understanding is the winger will decide to leave should Antonio Conte remain as Chelsea manager.Willian, 29, was one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise lacklustre showing by Brazil at the World Cup in Russia. Tite’s men were sent home following a 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Belgium.Should he join United, he’ll become the second Brazilian signing of the summer for the Carrington based team.
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.”
Thibaut Courtois insists that he will have to compete with Keylor Navas to win the number one jersey at Real Madrid after finalising his move todayThe Belgium international finally completed his move to the Spanish giants putting an end to months of uncertainty and signed a six-year deal after passing his medical.Shortly after being presented to the media as Los Blancos’ newest signing, Courtois was asked about the battle he faces with regular first-choice goalkeeper Navas at the Santiago Bernabeu.“Keylor is a great goalkeeper and he has helped Madrid a lot in winning a lot of titles recently but I’m here to help and contribute my own qualities,” said Courtois, according to Marca.“Nobody at the club has assured me that I’m going to be a starter and I’m simply here to compete, the same as I was when I joined Chelsea with [Petr] Cech.”The 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner spent three seasons on loan with Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid between 2011-14.But, despite having once been a member of Los Rojiblancos, Courtois repeatedly kissed the Real crest at his presentation.“In terms of Atleti, I have great respect for them. I think I have earned the respect of the people there but now I’m here,” said the 26-year-old.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I have never kissed the crest of another club because in this situation, I really feel it.”The 2013 La Liga goalkeeper of the Year promises that he returns better and more mature than ever.“I’m now back in LaLiga with a lot more experience, more muscle and I’m more mature,” he said.“I have improved a lot and I still have my best years ahead of me.”?⚽ @thibautcourtois#WelcomeCourtois pic.twitter.com/13eQtbvBTg— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 9, 2018
According to documents filed by the AOGCC in a letter dated on December 18, 2017, CIE notified the AOGCC that the well was exhibiting excess pressure in the well’s inner annulus while injecting water. Excess pressure in the inner annulus can potentially cause fluid leaks. No injury to the public occurred. However, the potential wellbore failure posed an obvious threat to both public health and the environment, according to the AOGCC. According to the AOGCC, CIE operated the new well for roughly six months without notifying the AOGCC after it started continuous injections on July 1, 2017. The fine was issued as two separate $25,ooo fines; one for for failing to notify AOGCC when a well, on the Osprey oil platform, showed “significant pressure anomalies”. The second was for failing to test a new injection well. The Osprey Platform, or the Redoubt Unit is located on the west side of Cook Inlet. AOGCC regulations require notification by the next working day if an injection rate, operating pressure observation, or pressure test indicates pressure communication or leakage in any casing, tubing, or packer. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued a $50,000 fine to Cook Inlet Energy, for failing to report a pressure communication and required mechanical integrity test. A review of the well history done by the AOGCC showed that the CIE was operating the new well without passing an AOGCC-witness post-injection mechanical integrity test.
SEE RELATED: French’s memoIt’s been a few hours since John French announced to staffers through an internal memo that he was stepping down as CEO of Penton Media, yet industry observers have already begun speculating about who will succeed him at the helm of one of the biggest b-to-b publishers in the country.In the memo, French indicated that he will stay on as a member of Penton’s board of directors and will remain CEO until a replacement is made. A Penton spokesperson told FOLIO: that the search is set to begin, and that while the company “will explore all of its options,” the focus will be on external candidates.“I think they’ll look at combination of people with business media and information experience and also people who have deep experience in nontraditional b-to-b media, including e-media,” says Oakstreet Media CEO, and former Penton CEO, Tom Kemp. “Are they going to look at someone like [Jordan, Edmiston Group managing director] Michael Marchesano? Who knows? Whoever the replacement is will be a surprise, I think.” “Looking around, there doesn’t seem to be too many options,” says another industry source who wished to remain anonymous. “Who’s out there now, and available, who would be interested in running a large multi-vertical, print centric publishing company like Penton? It’s not clear.”Another source said it’s possible—perhaps likely—that Penton will reachoutside the ranks of print-centric b-to-b media and seek an executivewith an interactive media experience. If so, Penton would be attemptinga move that has almost always failed in the past. In the late-1990s, ahandful of b-to-b media companies brought in e-centric executives, mostnotably Cahners Publishing, which hired Marc Teren. Teren left after abrief and apparently stormy tenure.Tough Job, Tough Year Whoever gets the job will be inheriting a company that has gone through a number of dramatic changes this year. Early last month, Penton laid off 42 staffers in an effort to reduce costs. In April, French called for salary and hiring freezes, and has launched a company-wide revenue reforecast for the remainder of 2008.The company-wide reforecasting is ongoing, according to the Penton spokesperson.“Media in general right now is going through huge secular changes as it transitions from traditional properties to digital, which is complicated by tough economic times,” Kemp says. “From Penton to Ziff Davis Media to Hachette, you name it—being a CEO of any traditional media company these days is a tough job.”Where Did It Go Wrong? Meanwhile, there is speculation about precisely why Wasserstein and French decided to part ways. The company’s revenue shortfalls are well-known, thanks to French’s memos to employees. What is less well known, one source said, is the trouble the company is having in the back-office services area. When Penton merged with Prism Business Media, the internal goal was to save approximately $10 million in support services such as accounting and circulation. “They’ve had problems integrating the business,” the source said. “They shut down accounting in Overland Park, Kansas, and fired all the people there. They tried to do a huge merger too quickly just to get the cost savings. And it’s been a mess. That’s what you don’t hear. Internal management can’t get the information they need to run the business.”
The 63rd conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) officially begins here on Sunday, with the Rohingya issue being expected to come up for discussion, reports news agency UNB.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who is the vice patron of the 63rd CPC, is scheduled to inaugurate the CPA annual mega event at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 10:30am.The CPA and Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad are jointly arranging the conference with the theme: ‘Continuing to enhance the high standards of performance of parliamentarians’.The eight-day conference 2017 began on 1 November with the meetings of different committees and sub-committees of the CPA as well as conferences of small branches before the official inauguration.It held some closed-door meetings of Small Branches of the CPA listed countries, which have below 5 lakh population, from 2 November. There are 43 small branches in the CPA.At the meetings, the CPA Small Branches stressed the need for encouraging the youth in active politics, the role of parliament in fighting corruption and addressing the adverse impact of climate change.The meeting also made some recommendations to address the problems of those countries.The CPA Small Branches at their meetings also made some proposals, including taking steps to remove corruption, empowering women, ensuring transparency in the activities of top office bearers of the courtiers and taking effective steps to combat bad affects of climate change and pollution. ,CPA media committee members Fazilatunnesa Bappy and Tanveer Imam MPs briefed reporters about the proposals at a press conference at Hotel Radisson Blu on Saturday.The main executive committee meeting of the CPA was also held on the day at the same venue.After the official inauguration, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali will apprise the parliamentarians of the country’s Rohingya crisis and the ways for resolving the issue at a meeting at 3:00pm.Bangladesh will try to mobilise international community’s opinions, through the event, to mount pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas taken shelter in the country in the face of persecution in their own country.Besides, some eight workshops on a wide range of topics, including the role of parliamentarians in building stronger ties within Commonwealth, how to give voice to the youth, mechanisms for ensuring effective participation of the youth in the governance process and how CPA members can work with their own governments in ensuring that the SDG goals have a proper gender lens to ensure success in the areas of alleviating poverty and women’s empowerment, will also be held during the conference that will conclude on November 8.Election of Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee will also be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) after the official inauguration of the event.Bangladesh Speaker and CPA chairperson Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Friday said any member state on behalf of Bangladesh can also place the Rohingya issue in the conference.Some 550 representatives, including parliament speakers, deputy speakers and parliament members, from nearly 144 national and provincial assemblies of 44 commonwealth countries are expected to participate in the annual conference.The Speaker said efforts are being made so that the lawmakers across the globe could drum up public opinions against the Myanmar atrocities in their respective parliaments.“We want to send back the fleeing Rohingyas to Myanmar. The government has also been making the diplomatic efforts to have support of the global community to resolve the crisis,” she said.The 63rd CPC will also highlight various problems, including gender disparity and violation of the rights of the young generation. Some 50 Bangladeshi youths will raise their problems in the conference.Dhaka is hosting the second such mega event this year after it successfully hosted the 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in April last.In October 2014, the Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was elected Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee for a three-year term.The CPA was founded in 1911 as the Empire Parliamentary Association and its affairs were administered by the UK branch.
Antonio GuterresUN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Sunday said they will put more pressure on Myanmar to make them understand what they should do on the Rohingya issue, reports UNB.”We’re keeping up pressure on Myanmar…we need to put more pressure on Myanmar to make them understand what they should do on this issue,” he said.Antonio Guterres said this when he met prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.World Bank president Jim Yong Kim also the prime minister at the same time.PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.He said the United Nations and the World Bank will continue their support to Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue.Guterres mentioned that the international community iterated their solidarity towards Bangladesh on the issue and appreciated the government of Bangladesh for giving shelter to the Rohingyas.He noted with satisfaction that the World Bank has come forward to help Bangladesh deal with the Rohingya issue.The prime minister apprised them about the current situation of the Rohingyas and mentioned that these people started entering Bangladesh in 1977.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has given shelter to 1.1 million Rohingyas only on humanitarian ground and various services, including healthcare, are being provided to them.She said the government is preparing an island to relocate around 100,000 Rohingyas where they will get better living condition and livelihood opportunities.The prime minister said the local people of Bangladesh are experiencing adverse impacts as over one million people have taken shelter in Bangladesh. “We’ve to look into their problem as well and we’re doing that.”Regarding the dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate the Rohingyas, she said both countries signed agreements over the matter. “But they’re yet to take any action for its implementation,” she added.
Twitter @RabbiWeilUnited Orthodox Synagogue of Houston after Harvey.Light peeking through stained glass windows illuminated the melancholy faces of the men of United Orthodox Synagogues as they put on their traditional tefillin and tallit to prepare for the temple’s last morning prayer. They bowed their heads alongside the women in the congregation, separated by a cloth partition.The Houston Chronicle reports after suffering damage from three floods in as many years, the synagogue’s board of directors made a decision to demolish the sanctuary, school wing and offices. More than 150 congregation members gathered or tuned in to a web stream for the Feb. 4 final service.“If someone had told me 10 years ago that it would all end like this, I would have thought they were telling a fantasy,” congregant Denise Weinberg said.The synagogue is located on Greenwillow Drive in the historic Jewish community in Meyerland, just hundreds of feet from Brays Bayou. About 1??in 13 Jewish families there — an estimated 2,000 households — were flooded by Hurricane Harvey.A tour through the synagogue makes clear the drastic effects of the floods of Memorial Day 2015, Tax Day 2016 and Harvey. Rust covers ovens in the kitchen. Watermarks stain memorial plaques that line the walls. In the library, only bare shelves remain after floodwaters ruined hundreds of sacred books.“You spend a whole lifetime collecting things that remind you of other things, just for the water to take it all away,” Weinberg said.In an effort to save their synagogue, United Orthodox had engineers look at the building, received the help of over 500 volunteers and had many fundraisers. Rabbi Adir Posy said residents of 46 states and four Canadian provinces donated $400,000. Posy has worked closely to help the synagogue rebuild, and he flew in from Los Angeles so he could attend the final services.“In 2015 and 2016, Houston came together to help us; in 2017 it was the entire American Jewish community,” said board member Amy Goldstein. “It was so impacting we could not deal with it ourselves.”Ultimately, the board decided repairing a building that repeatedly flooded would be a poor investment.Pix of devastation by flood of United Orthodox Synagogue of Houston. Please help! Donate at http://t.co/2ShBeY803q. pic.twitter.com/qzuxp08boL— Rabbi Steven Weil (@RabbiWeil) May 27, 2015The synagogue’s goal for demolition is March. Freedman Hall, an elevated reception hall next door, will continue to serve as the temporary sanctuary.Goldstein said the board of directors is exploring all viable options for a new building, such as rebuilding with elevated facilities or moving to a new location. A challenge is that since Orthodox Jews don’t drive on the Sabbath, congregation members must live within walking distance of the synagogue. After Harvey, several congregants spent a significant amount of their savings to fix their homes in order to stay in the neighborhood.“Going anywhere else would be a significant religious choice to make,” Goldstein said.On the final Sunday morning, old photos taken in the synagogue were spread across tables so worshippers could take a look into their building’s past. Rabbi Barry Gelman had many pictures of his family on Jewish holidays and occasions celebrated in the synagogue, which he said were moments he would never forget.“I have fond memories of sitting with my three generations of family,” Gelman said. “The walls in this room have absorbed the story of a lifetime.”United Orthodox broke ground on the complex in 1961 when the congregations Adath Emeth, Adath Israel and Beth Jacob merged. The building’s original plans were on display to honor the original days of the congregation. A photo of the synagogue when it was first built read, “Designed to Serve Forever.” Many members of the congregation said they believe that though their sanctuary soon will be gone, their memories will always remain.“I have absolute faith that the things that mean the most to us are going to continue,” said Dov Liberman, an official in the synagogue.After morning prayer, congregants reflected on a few of their favorite synagogue memories. They shared childhood stories of running behind the stained glass and emotional reflections of members who have died. When Holocaust survivor Alex Pollak reminisced about his second bar mitzvah last November, the crowd erupted in cheers.Two congregation members, Max Reichental and Steve Moore, are cousins who have been with the synagogue since its beginning. The two said the building has always been the hub of everything in their lives. Moore had his bar mitzvah at the synagogue in its second year, and he teared up when he thought back to his sister’s wedding there.“She looked so beautiful,” Moore said. “I will never forget that day.”The sanctuary is filled with sacred decorative features that have played an important part in the building’s history. The main stained glass window, memorial plaques dedicated to congregation members and other physical reminders of the synagogue’s past are being kept in hopes they will be moved to a new building.In a final gathering of closure, the congregation sat in its old seats to listen to speeches from United Orthodox President Rick Guttman and Gelman. The two thanked everyone who made the service possible and spoke about what the synagogue means to them.Once the last words were said and the services were over, congregants talked and laughed with one another over their personal history with the synagogue. Gloria Ribnick, a member for “forever and then some,” spoke of a brighter future in the congregation.“I think it’s not the end,” Ribnick said. “It’s the beginning.” Share
Kiefer Sutherland’s accidental president is now streaming exclusively on Netflix: The first two seasons of “Designated Survivor” are now available to Netflix subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.Hulu had previously nabbed exclusive U.S. subscription VOD rights to “Designated Survivor” seasons 1 and 2, which aired on ABC, under a deal announced in November 2017. Episodes of “Designated Survivor” also are unavailable on ABC’s streaming platforms.Earlier this month, Netflix announced it was picking up the third season of “Designated Survivor” in a production deal with eOne after ABC cancelled the show. As part of the pact, Netflix secured streaming rights for the first two season of the show in the U.S. and Canada. Season 3 is slated to debut on Netflix worldwide in 2019.“Designated Survivor” stars Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who suddenly is forced to assume to role of U.S. president after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union address. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Netflix tapped eOne’s Neal Baer as showrunner for season 3 of “Designated Survivor,” making him the fifth showrunner since the show’s inception. The series was created by David Guggenheim, who together with Baer, Sutherland, Mark Gordon, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood and Peter Noah will all serve as executive producers.In the 10-episode third season, President Kirkman will hit the campaign trail, with the show exploring “today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and ‘fake news,’” according to Netflix’s synopsis.Along with Sutherland, cast of the first two seasons of “Designated Survivor” includes Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Natascha McElhone, Jake Epstein and Paulo Costanzo.
With the minimum temperature fluctuating between 10 and 11 degrees, we can safely say now that winter has arrived in the Capital. And that is one more reason why you should pay India International Trade Fair another visit. While last time we went, we focussed on ‘foreign’ stalls, this time we decided to check out our desi men and women. Various states like Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka and Haryana have given their stalls. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Nagaland has a good collection of winterwear like woollen knitted pullovers, baby shoes, Naga shawls, beaded traditional accessories, traditional decorative pieces like spears, headgear, wooden masks and bamboo baskets. Here one can pick up home-utility products like wooden spatula, bamboo chopssticks, wooden hair accessories, straw hats, bamboo wall hangings, wooden pestle etc. Also on sale are local food items from the state like preserved wild apples, bamboo and Naga chilli pickles and squash. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe West Bengal pavillion reflects the culture of the people. On display are jute products like bags, tablemats, doormats, weaves from different parts of the state, sculptures of godesses, bangles made from shells, leather goods like wallets, bags, jewellery boxes, dolls in traditional dress, metal carvings of gods and other items. The Karnataka pavillion stocks rich Tanjore paintings, miniature art, colourful stationery, wooden windchimes and keychains, silk salwars and saris, bags and traditional embroideried attires from the tribal belt. There are also items made from lead with silver linings in the shape of elephants, boxes, knives, decorative items and accessories like rings, the price of which starts at Rs 100. These are from the Bidar region. We saw scrubbers and chappals made from roots of a tree which has medicinal value — for a few hundred rupees. You can also pick up colourful masks and figures of gods, butterfly and fans made out of the root. Another crowdpuller at this state pavillion are pickles made of jackfruit, mango, lemon and many other fruits.The Gujarat stall has wooden camels and horses, heavily-decorated metal prayer houses for idols, glass paintings, colourful bedspreads, salwars, lehenga cholis, shell decorative pieces, metal pottery, bangles, Krishna and Radha dolls.For more wooden home decor pieces like boats, trays and bowls, head to the Jammu & Kashmir stall. Also pick up shawls, pashminas, carpets, phirans and heavily embroidered wall hangings. At the Haryana stall has metal lanterns apart from soft toys and a variety of plants saplings. So if you want a glimpse of India all under one roof, load your wallet with cash, pick up the large shopping bag, and just head to Pragati Maidan. Happy shopping!
Kolkata: A 30-year-old Kolkata businessman was killed while his companion, a 21-year-old woman critically injured after a Ferrari sports car they were travelling in toppled on National Highway 6 at least 6-7 times before hitting a divider. The intensity of the accident was so high that the frontal portion of the high-end Ferrari California T was reduced to a lump of mangled metal. The railing of the divider pierced into the vehicle resulting in the bursting of the airbag on the driver’s side. The deceased, Shibaji Roy (30), was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident while his friend Ashna Surana (21) was sitting next to him. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe accident took place at Pakuria area of Domjur at around 9.30 am on Sunday. According to the police, the victims went to Dankuni to have food along with a few of their friends as they used to on a regular basis on Sunday morning. It was learnt that Roy’s friends who accompanied him were in other cars on their way back home.The Ferrari California T is a two-door, hardtop convertible sports car that makes over 552 horse power.The exact cause of the accident is yet to be confirmed by the Howrah rural police after a forensic test. Sources said the two-seater Ferrari crashed after the driver lost control over the vehicle. The nature of the accident suggests that it was running at a minimum speed of 150-170 km per hour at the time of the accident. Police are investigating every possible angle that might have led to the fatal accident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt was learnt that Roy, a resident of a Triangular Park area, and a high-profile businessman had at least 8 high-end cars in his possession. He belonged to a group that used to go out frequently, particularly on Sundays. According to local sources, people often indulge in car racing along the National Highway 6.The way the car was damaged indicates a terrible crash as it hit the side of the road, smashing the driver’s door and the entire front was completely crushed. A metal pipe, about 6 inches thick, was seen to have pierced the bonnet of the vehicle. According to a senior police officer of Howrah rural police, the sports car was coming at a high speed from Dankuni and hit the divider while approaching a bridge at Pakuria on National Highway 6 at Domjur. Soon after the accident, the car landed upside down on the ground with a thud, the officer said.The locals rushed to the spot immediately. Senior police officers reached the spot and began with the rescue operation. The victims were removed from the mangled portion of the car with the help of the gas cutter.They were rushed to a private hospital where Roy was declared brought dead while Surana is undergoing treatment and is under ventilation support. Her condition is stated to be critical. According to hospital sources, she has multiple injuries in her body. Police are expected to conduct a forensic test on the mangled parts of the Ferrari. The accident caused a major disruption to traffic movement along the arterial road for around 30 minutes, a senior police officer of the district added.
Kolkata: The ICSE-affiliated schools in Bengal have decided to resume classes from Monday following improvement in weather conditions, a senior member of the Association of Head of ICSE Schools said today. This was decided during a meeting held by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), on a different issue, yesterday, after the representatives of the association, took up the issue of suspension of classes since June 20, the association’s General Secretary of Bengal chapter, Nabarun Dey, told PTI. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights “As the issue came up during the meeting that held on a different issue yesterday, it was decided that in view of improvement in weather conditions, the schools can resume classes from Monday and most of them are expected to do so,” Dey said. Classes were suspended across various ICSE schools in wake of the state education department’s notification and subsequent letter by CISCE recommending suspension of classes due to severe heat conditions, he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed The CISCE on June 19 called upon principals of all affiliated schools in West Bengal “to adhere and comply” with the request of the state government to suspend classes, due to the sweltering heat. “The government of West Bengal has decided to suspend classes in government, government-sponsored and non-government aided schools in West Bengal from June 20 to 30, 2018 due to extreme hot weather conditions,” the CISCE had referred to the state government’s June 19 notification, in its letter. The school, where Dey is the principal, had suspended classes on June 21 and 22 following the council’s letter. “We are also starting classed from Monday,” Dey said. When contacted several other prominent institutions affiliated to the CISCE confirmed they would start classes from Monday. There are around 100 ICSE-affiliated institutions in and around the city and most of them had suspended classes from June 20 to 22, an association member said. The notification was issued keeping in view the hardship faced by children in attending classes due to the sweltering heat, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said on June 19. He had also said, while the notification would come into effect for state-aided, and state-run schools, the government also would request private schools, including those affiliated under other Boards, to suspend classes from June 20 to 30. Chatterjee could not be contacted today.
If you are looking for ways to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline, stay clear of foods rich in saturated fat found in butter, cheese or fried foods as these can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a study.The findings showed that consuming fatty food affects the hypothalamus a part of the brain that helps regulate hunger.Simply put, people struggle to control how much they eat, when to stop and what type of food to eat symptoms seen in obesity. ‘Although the effects of high fat diet on metabolism have been widely studied, little is known about the effects on the brain,’ said a researcher. On the other hand, consuming foods rich in unsaturated fats such as fish, avocado or olive oil makes a significant difference, the researchers said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The study shows that brain function remains normal and manages to restrain from eating more than necessary.‘The difference was very clear and we were amazed to establish the impact of a fatty diet onto the brain,’ Crispino explained. ‘Our results suggest that being more aware about the type of fat consumed with the diet may reduce the risk of obesity and prevent several metabolic diseases’, the researcher concluded.
Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 20, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. There’s never been a better time to start your own company, and the explosion of online tools has gone a long way toward reducing startup costs.But they can also be a huge time suck, a deep rabbit hole that gets you lost in maximizing process at the expense of product.We’ve been down a few rabbit holes launching NerdWallet, a media startup focused on finanical tools, to find the right software tools to get the job done. The process is ongoing — we try, discard and try again. And while there are some amazing applications out there, we have also learned that sometimes a trusty spreadsheet can do the job rather than an online tool that over promises and under delivers.When judging what software is right for your startup, think about these questions:1. Does it meet our business needs? Don’t get more than you need. With the profusion of products, it’s easy to pick up a case of “tool-itus.” Keep tools to an absolute minimum to avoid death by a thousand pinpricks.Related: 6 Tools Your Business Should Invest in for 20142. Does it save money and time? We generally think about using software tools in terms of time saved. If we are spending a lot of time working admin on a no-cost tool is that time really worth it’s “free cost?” It’s important to manage expenses, but ultimately, you have to grow the top line — and spending a little cash on a better tool may be worth it in the long run.3. Does it make employees’ jobs easier? Software tools are only as good as an employee’s adherence to using it. If they don’t use, or feel resentful using it, then it’s both hurting productivity and morale.As a media startup, here are the products we’ve tried (some we’ve dropped, others we continue to use) but all have been essential in our learning curve and scaling needs. While these were specific for media, many (if not all) can be used at other types of companies.Publishing tools. When starting out, content providers usually choose among one of the “Big Three” free content-management systems: Drupal, WordPress and Joomla. We chose WordPress, because of its off-the-shelf ease and ubiquitous presence. (The company powers one in every six webpages.)With its dominance, WordPress has far more ways to customize your site with more than 31,000 plug-ins. That’s both good news and bad news: How do you sift through them all for what’s right for your site? It can be tricky. To get a sense of which of the “Big Three” is right for your company, there is a great comparison tool on WebsiteSetup.org.Project and product management. Keeping track of collaboration on various projects and product development becomes essential when you grow from more than a dozen employees. Fortunately, there are a number of project management tools out there.We started with Trello, a project-management platform with a free option (can upgrade to “business class for $500”). It was easier to use when starting from scratch, but as we grew, we started bumping into problems with customizing it to our needs. After the engineering team began using Kanban Tool, the rest of the company began using it as well. We found its flexibility for the disparate areas of our business worth its nominal price: between $5 and $9 per user per month.Related: Most Essential Social Media ToolsCustomer-relationship management. We use Salesforce, which can cost anywhere between $5 and $300 per user per month, to manage and track our customer relationships. To be honest, it was more software than we actually needed. While Salesforce has the flexibility to customize almost every single element of the system, the more options often increases complexity, rather than reducing it. For new users, it can be intimidating, and small startups rarely have the resources for comprehensive training right off the bat. This means that users self-select into those willing to invest to learn vs. those who revert to their original ways (read: manual) we were trying to move away from in the first place. That said, for larger, more complex companies, it may be worth the investment. There are lighter weight and cheaper CRM tools that we could have used, among them Nimble, Streak — a free tool which touts itself as “CRM inside Gmail” — and Relate IQ, which will run you $49 to $99 per user per month and claims to build better “relationship intelligence.”Related: Tools to Keep Remote Employees Motivated and ProductiveOur PR team is experimenting with Nimble (free for personal use and $15 per user per month for businesses), which aggregates contacts from Gmail and social-media accounts like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Like our migration to project-management tool Kanban Tool, this highlights an effective way to pilot a new tool: Have one team use it and if it proves to be useful implement company wide. Traffic acquisition and on-site analytics. The first step in most online businesses is getting traffic to your site in the first place. When you think about how traffic arrives at places, a common starting point is organic search traffic. SEMRush (a service that runs between $70 to $150 per month) and MOZ (one that will set you back $49 to $99 per month) are tools that both help to see how you rank for key search terms and how to better capture users. SEMrush is a SEO keyword search tool that helps to better capture organic search traffic. MOZ is not only great with SEO but also emulates Google’s domain-authority ranking and gives you a sense of what competitors are doing better than you.Once the traffic arrives, you need to know what it’s actually doing there. Are they leaving because your signup form is too complex? Or abandoning their shopping carts because of expensive shipping charges?Google Analytics is an obvious tool every online startup must master. It’s free, gives you a ton of insight and helps you figure out what is actually happening on your site. There are a host of tools out there that help you to make better sense of people coming to your website. As KISSmetrics (a service costing between $150 and $500 per month) puts it: “Google Analytics tells you what’s happening. KISSmetrics tells you who’s doing it.” Which is a fair statement of what it does. It gives more insight at a personal user level of the behavior of users.Related: 5 Tools For Entrepreneurs to Grow Their Online Presence in No Time Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. People often fear that a robot will take their job. Unfortunately, that fear might not be so far-fetched.The idea of a robot revolution is becoming more and more realistic. On average, one robot can do the job of 5.6 persons in the manufacturing industry. However, artificial intelligence threatens more than just manufacturing. From IBM’s Watson, which can specify cancer treatments for patients, to the rise of self-driving cars, AI is infiltrating nearly every industry and diminishing the need for the human touch.Related: Automation Is Not Tomorrow — It’s TodaySo what does this mean for the future? According to research compiled by Online Schools Center, by 2025, the amount of robots in the U.S. could quadruple, and by 2033, nearly half of all jobs in the country could be at risk of automation. In order to accomodate a world where robots make up half the workforce, some professionals suggest a universal basic income with heavy corporate taxes be implemented along with the removal of employment-based income. Of course, that’s easier said than done, but imagine a technology-driven world where most things are free and luxuries such as driverless cars, AI personal assistants and smart home tech are common.Related: Advancing Automation Means Humans Need to Embrace Lifelong LearningAs scary as it all might sound, a robot revolution doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. Like the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, by having machines take over human labor and humans to contribute more cognitive labor, the AI revolution could have similar outcomes. People will have more time to pursue hobbies and passions, volunteer and learn about new technologies. That’s not so bad, right?To learn more, check out Online Schools Center’s infographic below. June 17, 2018 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Register Now »