Italy coach Ventura sacked after Azzurri failed to reach WCup

first_imgThe 69-year-old had refused to resign despite a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden on Monday saw Italy miss the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.“As of today Gian Piero Ventura is no longer the coach of the national team,” the FIGC said in a statement.Ventura had defended his leadership as “one of the best records in 40 years” despite failing to lead the 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006 winners to their 19th World Cup.“I lost only two games in two years,” he had told Italian television show Le Iene in a brief interview.Since the former Torino coach took over in July 2016, Italy have lost three matches — against France in Bari (3-1), Spain in Madrid (3-0) and against Sweden in the World Cup first-leg play-off in Solna (1-0) — winning nine and drawing four.Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has been touted by the Italian press as the favourite to replace Ventura, as the 58-year-old Italian is free since being sacked by Bayern Munich at the end of September.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Italy’s coach Gian Piero Ventura watches their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification first leg match against Sweden, in Solna, Sweden, on November 10, 2017ROME, Italy, Nov 16 – Gian Piero Ventura was sacked as Italy coach on Wednesday after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup finals.The veteran coach’s fate was sealed after a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in Rome.last_img read more

Gold box office collection Day 1: Akshay Kumar film tickets sold out

first_imgThis 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 Bollywoodlast_img read more

Saskatchewan First Nations take Treaty fight to legislature

first_imgAPTN National NewsWith provincial organizations like the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations in disarray, First Nations in Saskatchewan took matters into their own hands.A march was organized to the provincial legislature to call on the provincial government to respect their Treaty obligations.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has the story.last_img

Autumn Peltier up for Nobel childrens prize

first_img“I like to speak for the water because the water doesn’t have a voice,” said Peltier. “If nobody speaks up what will the water and environment be like in 10 to 20 years? What if we don’t have clean drinking water anywhere? We would all die if we didn’t have clean drinking water.”Peltier said she hopes others will join in her struggle to protect water around the world.“The reason I advocate for this is to inspire people to come together and try and purify the water,” said Peltier.She still remembers that day last December when she got her moment to speak directly to Trudeau. In an interview shortly after it happened Peltier described the encounter.“When I went up there, I was standing with the Elder, listening to what he was saying and I was told to give the prime minister the water bundle,” Peltier said, at the time. “And I said something to him. I said, ‘I am very unhappy with the choices you’ve made.’ And he said, ‘I understand that.’ And I started crying and all I got to say after that was, ‘the pipelines.’”Looking back, Peltier, who is from Wikwemikong, on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, said she didn’t know what she was going to tell the prime minister at the time and the words just tumbled out.“When I went up to give him the gift I didn’t what I was going to do. I just had this feeling. I guess my spirit just wanted to say something while I was there and it was an opportunity to just say it,” said Peltier. “When I think about what I said I am just trying to help my people and help my environment and it makes me feel proud.”The KidsRights organization will announce the winner of the prize Nov. 10.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarrera Autumn Peltier, flanked by AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Elder Elmer Courchene presents a water bundle to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in December 2016.Jorge Barrera APTN NewsAutumn Peltier, a 13-year-old Wikwemikong girl who tearfully pleaded with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to protect the water is up for an international award.Autumn Peltier’s name came to be known across the country after she presented Trudeau with a water bundle of a copper bowl, a red cloth, tobacco and a small copper cup during an Assembly of First Nations meeting in December 2016. During the gift presentation, Peltier told Trudeau she was “unhappy” with his decision to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline in British Columbia.Now Peltier is up for the International Children’s Peace Prize, known as the Nobel Prize for children. She is the only child out of 169 nominees from Canada.“When I found out that I was nominated for the award I was really excited and I am really excited to find out if I win or not,” said Peltier. “If I don’t win I am still really happy to be doing the work I am doing.”Peltier has dedicated herself to campaigning for water protection. This past July she was in Regina during the AFN’s general assembly to sign a treaty against the expansion of Alberta’s bitumen fields.last_img read more

FIFA Gate implicates Bahamian Banker

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Jun 2015 – Also from the region: A CIBC First Caribbean banking executive in The Bahamas is alleged to have hopped onto a plane to go and collect a cheque, reportedly for a quarter of a million dollars as an alleged bribe… more harrowing reports coming in the aftermath of arrests in the FIFA Gate scandal. This one is reported in the Bahamas Tribune newspaper. Related Items:bahamas tribune, CIBC First Caribbean bank, fifa gate scandal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CIBC First Caribbean Bake Sale for the Curelast_img read more

Conferees Point to Parking Problems at Growth Installations

first_imgConstraints on recent military construction budgets have prevented DOD from addressing “urgent” parking requirements at some installations, according to the conferees who negotiated the conference report for the fiscal 2019 spending package covering the military construction-Veterans Affairs, energy-water and legislative branch appropriations bills. “The lack of parking is a safety issue and a detriment to the well-being of employees, both civilian and military,” according to the report’s joint explanatory statement. The conferees’ underlying concern is the department lacks a coherent strategy to address the problem, particularly at installations that have experienced significant growth.The workforce assigned to Fort Meade, Md., for example has grown from just over 33,500 employees in 2005 to 57,000 today after gaining the headquarters for U.S. Cyber Command and the Defense Information Systems Agency. As a result, parking at the post has become “a serious issue,” the conferees state. In turn, the conferees direct the department to submit with its FY 2020 milcon budget request:an updated list of unfunded requirements for parking facilities, access control points and road construction at DOD facilities that have serious parking, access and road congestion issues; anda list of how those requirements will be incorporated into construction requests for fiscal years 2021 through 2025.The three-bill spending package is awaiting the president’s signature after the House and Senate cleared the conference agreement last week.Photo by Alfred Twu from Wikimedia Commons Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Helado Negro Announces New Album Tour With Beirut

first_img Twitter News Email Facebook Helado Negro Announces New Album, Tour With Beirut center_img Helado Negro Announces New Album, Tour helado-negro-announces-new-album-tour-beirut The musician and producer will bring his Latin-inspired electro/experimental music on a world tour with indie group Beirut, in support of his upcoming sixth studio album, ‘This Is How You Smile’Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 14, 2018 – 2:49 pm “Young, Latin And Proud” producer and singer, Helado Negro will soon be bringing his dose of electro-infused, Latin-inspired music to a city near you. He recently dropped a lead single, “Please Won’t Please,” shared a release date for his upcoming album and announced a 2019 tour with Beirut.  The Miami-born, New York-based musician, born Roberto Carlos Lange, will tour as direct support of indie rock/folk group Beirut in North America and Europe in the winter and spring as well as play additional select headline shows. The tour will bring music from his sixth studio album This Is How You Smile, out on March 8, to fans all over the world.Known as the creator of Latin pride anthems like “It’s My Brown Skin,” his latest album continues to explore his identity more introspectively, looking at both the past and the present. While his last album, 2016’s Private Energy, was Lange’s self-love response to the social and political experiences faced by people of color in the last years, his forthcoming album This Is How You Smile gets more personal with music inspired by his upbringing. One song, “Seen My Aura,” tells the story of his hot pavement walk alongside his brother to the community pool. Other subjects he explores include his relationship with his father, childhood relationships and love. In his words, the album is “a person approaching you, slowly, for 40 minutes.” “Please Won’t Please” is the world’s first taste of Lange’s newest material and the album’s opening song; the only one on the album that tackles a collective experience. Like many of his songs, “Please Won’t Please” poetically tackles heavy, socio-political realities faced by immigrants and people of color. The song is reminiscent of Private Energy and highlights the sacrifices people of color make just to exist in a world that oppresses them, but also their unwavering ability to keep going. “History shows that brown won’t go, brown just glows/And we’ll light ourselves on fire, just to see if anyone believes,” he sings.A portion of the proceeds of his album will go to United We Dream, an immigrant rights organization. More info on his tour dates here.Beirut Share Story Behind “Gallipoli” From Upcoming Album, Announce TourRead morelast_img read more

Bangladesh ranks third in growing rich population

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationBangladesh ranks third among the world’s top countries with the fastest millionaire population growth, shows a report published by a US based research organisation, Wealth X.The country’s High Net Worth (HNW) population is set to grow by 11.04 per cent each year in the next five years according to the findings of the research firm.The report defines the HNW population as those with a net worth between $1 million and $30 million. The research firm on Wednesday published the report titled “Global HNW analysis: The high net worth handbook” of top 10 countries that are eyeing growth from 2018 to 2023.Nigeria tops the list with millionaire population growth of 12 per cent while Egypt is in the second position. Bangladesh is followed by Vietnam, Poland, China, Kenya, India, Philippines and Ukraine respectively in the list.Although rich with oil reserves, Nigeria is much talked for its corruption.Earlier, Bangladesh surpassed all the countries with fastest growing class of rich people, according to the World Ultra Wealth Report in September, 2018 by Wealth X.The report, then showed ultra rich with a net worth of US $30 million or more , were growing faster in Bangladesh.According to its estimate, the ultra-rich increased by 17 per cent in five years till 2017 in the country.On the other hand, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics’ report shows a widening inequality between the income of the poor and the rich.Experts, however, believe this sudden increase of rich population in the country occurred as result of crony capitalism, as well as bribery and corruption in the banking and financial sectors, contracts and other sectors.According to the BBS household survey of income and expenditure released in 2016, the income of five per cent of the richest families went up by 57 per cent in six years from 2010 to 2016.At the same time, the income of five per cent poorest decreased to 59 per cent. Their per capita income lowered to 733 taka per month which was 1791 taka in 2010.Executive chairman of Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and former advisor to caretaker government Hossain Zillur Rahman said that there was no doubt that Bangladesh is heading towards a sustainable economy.“It is to find whether these rich people contributed to the economy or became rich in an unethical way. Because, the corruption and irregularities in banking and other sector refers to such likelihood,” he added.However, some of the economists believe that in the initial phase of development, inequality in income increases. This discrimination decreases after the economy goes to a sustainable position. Also, they note that crony capitalism is a common picture of developing countries.There are debates among economists about income inequality.“It is not necessary that the income disparity increases in primary phases of development. The best instance is South Korea,” economist Wahiuddin Ahmad said in a citizens’ dialogue organised by the PPRC and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).“If we cannot create effective institutional resistance against corruption and it continues like this, our economy will not be able to take the burden in the future,” he added.Planning commission member Shamsul Alam told Prothom Alo that the government also is concerned about the increasing inequality in income.“The government is putting emphasis on social security programmes in this regard. We are also introducing a number of initiatives to reduce the inequality in upcoming the eighth five-year plan which is underway,” he added.Shamsul Alam also said that the overall GDP growth in Bangladesh is high. “New resources are being created and so the growth is increasing. Therefore it is only natural that the number of millionaires will increase,” he added.*This piece originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakatlast_img read more

Stubborn Turnbull seeks second leadership vote

first_imgAustralian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts during a media conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 23 August 2018. Photo: ReutersAustralian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull stubbornly clung to power on Thursday as senior ministers deserted him, saying he would hold a second leadership vote on Friday only if he received a letter signed by the majority of the ruling Liberal party.Turnbull narrowly won a leadership vote on Tuesday against former home affairs minister Peter Dutton. Dutton and senior ministers on Thursday called for a second ballot.Key Turnbull supporter finance minister Mathias Cormann said Turnbull no longer had majority party support and that Dutton was now the best person to lead the conservative government to the next election, due by May 2019.Several ministers have tendered their resignation. The leadership crisis saw the government adjourn parliament on Thursday until September.Turnbull said if he received a letter requesting a fresh vote with the signatures of 43 Liberal Party lawmakers, he would call a party meeting for midday Friday (0200 GMT). If a leadership spill motion was then passed, he would not stand in the vote.Australian media reported on Thursday that Treasurer Scott Morrison would be a surprise challenger for the top job.Morrison has been a Turnbull supporter, but has reportedly long held ambitions on the prime ministership.Whoever emerges as Australia’s next prime minister, they will become the country’s sixth prime minister in less than a decade. None of those, which includes two stints for Labor leader Kevin Rudd, have served a full term in office.”Australians will be rightly appalled by what they are witnessing in their parliament,” Turnbull told reporters in Canberra.The political revolving door has angered and frustrated voters and the business sector.The political uncertainty clouded the outlook for investors who punished the Australian dollar, sending it 0.9 percent lower to $0.7283. The Aussie was the worst performing major currency on Thursday.Australian shares slipped 0.2 percent.”For everybody in the country what is happening in Canberra is disappointing and frustrating. Business likes certainty and confidence in what happens in the future. Anytime we see uncertainty like what is happening in Canberra it is not helpful,” said Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.Liberal SplitTurnbull said the leadership crisis was an “internal insurgency” to move the Liberal party to the far right.”A minority in the party room, supported by others outside the parliament, has sought to bully, intimidate others into making this change of leadership,” he said.”It’s been described by many people…as a form of madness.Turnbull sort to raise doubts over Dutton’s ability to continue sitting in parliament, with reports he has financial interests in daycare centres which receive government funding.Australia’s constitution bans lawmakers from receiving commonwealth money.Turnbull said he asked Australia’s most senior legal officer to provide advice on Dutton’s eligibility on Friday morning.”I cannot underline too much how important it is that anyone who seeks to be prime minister of Australia is eligible to be a member of parliament,” said Turnbull.Adding pressure on rebel lawmakers, Turnbull said he would resign from parliament if he loses the leadership, threatening the government’s one-seat majority.Turnbull came to power in a party-room coup in September 2015. A social liberal and multi-millionaire former merchant banker, Turnbull has struggled to appeal to conservative voters and only narrowly won an election in 2016.The ruling Liberal-National coalition government has consistently trailed the opposition Labor party in opinion polls, but Turnbull has remained the voters’ preferred prime minister over Labor leader Bill Shorten.Shorten said the “cannibalistic behaviour” over the Liberal leadership was eating the government alive. “Australia no longer has a functioning government,” he told parliament.last_img read more