U.S. Imposes Anti-Dumping Duty on Indian, Chinese Steel Flanges

first_imgAfter the United States found in its preliminary investigation that India and China provided subsidies to exporters, the Trump administration decided to slap an anti-dumping duty on the stainless steel flanges imported from the two countries, PTI reported.The department of commerce found that exporters from China and India have, respectively, sold stainless steel flanges in the United States at 257.11 per cent and 18.10 to 145.25 per cent less than fair value, according to an official statement released on March 21.The commerce department then directed the U.S Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) to collect cash deposits from importers of the stainless steel flanges from China and India, based on these preliminary rates. Imports of stainless steel flanges from China and India were valued at an estimated $16.3 million and $32.1 million, respectively in 2016.This decision comes close on the heels of the anti-dumping duty put on finer denier polyester staple fiber from the very same countries in January. The department of commerce was reported to have found that exporters from China and India received subsidies of 41.73 to 47.55 per cent and 9.50 to 25.28 per cent, respectively.The investigation by the department was prompted by a petition by the Coalition of American Flange Producers, which included Core Pipe Products Inc. (Carol Stream, IL) and Maass Flange Corporation (Houston). “The United States will not sit back and watch as our domestic businesses are destroyed by unfair foreign government subsidies and dumping,” U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement.“This administration is taking fair and transparent action on behalf of American industry to defend businesses and workers while we continue reviewing the facts related to this decision,” he said.Since last January, the commerce department has initiated 102 anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations, which is a 96 per cent increase from Jan. 20, 2016 through March 20, 2017, the statement said.The commerce department will announce final determination in these investigations in June.The U.S. anti-dumping law provides the country’s businesses and workers with an internationally accepted mechanism for relief from the harmful effects of unfair pricing of imports. Commerce currently maintains 428 anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade, the statement said. Related ItemscommodityExportUnited Stateslast_img read more

Mob attacks policemen in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district

first_imgA video in which a group of villagers are seen thrashing some policemen in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar went viral on social media on Sunday. The villagers turned violent after the bodies of two local youths who were missing for the last two days, were found in a rivulet outside the village.In the video a policeman, blood oozing from his nose, is seen trying to pacify the villagers beating him with long bamboo sticks. Later, the villagers chased away the policemen.The incident took place at Madhuban Desi village on Friday. Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said the policemen were attacked when they went to take possession of the bodies. The police fired in the air to disperse the mob. However, three policemen were injured in the incident and taken to the primary health centre for treatment. Additional police force was sent to control the situation, Mr. Kumar added.The villagers alleged that the two youths were beaten to death and their bodies dumped near the rivulet by someone, but the policemen said prima facie it was a case of drowning.“The cause of death is yet to be ascertained”, the SSP told journalists in Muzaffarpur.last_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: May 25, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL Mumbai: Hollywood Movie Star, Shah Rukh Khan (B) Bangalore: India Luxury Style Week (B) Mumbai: Grand finale of Designer of the Year 2017 (A) Hubballi: Yeddyurappa visits Dalits (B) Mumbai: Screening of Sachin Tendulkars biopic (A+B) Patna: Vat Savitri Puja in Patna (B) Amritsar: Uzma at Amritsar airport (B+A) Guwahati: Sadou Asom Nirman Sramik Union protest (B+A) Jammu: PoK refugees protest in Jammu (B) Surat: Hardik Patel in Surat (B) Latur: Maha CMs chopper carsh lands (B) New Delhi: Anand Sharma addresses a press conference at AICC (B+A) New Delhi: PETA, JD Institute of Fashion Technology protest against leather products (B) Allahabad/Bhopal/Bhubanneswar: ?Vat Savitri Puja? (B) New Delhi: Manoj Sinha addresses press (A+B) Bhopal: Foundation stone laying for the statue of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay (B) Bhubanneswar: Maharaja Krushnachandra Gajapati Narayan Debs 43rd death anniversary (B) Bhopal: Vat Savitri Amavasya in Bhopal (B) Allahabad: Javelin throwers welcomed in Allahabad (B) Patna: Dhanmanti Kumari gets Prernadoot award (A) INTERNATIONAL Frackville : Shaurn Thomas, poses for a photo with attorneys James Figorski (A) Vatican City : Donald Trump and First lady Melania pose for a family photo (B) Brussels : Demonstration in the center of Brussels (B) Brussels : President Donald Trump meets with Belgian P M (B) Tripoli:Hashim Ramadan Abedi appears inside the Tripoli-based Special Deterrent anti-terrorism force unit (B) Seoul: S Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye, arrives for her trial (B) Brasilia: Anti-government protest in Brasilia (B) Mahia Peninsula : Electron rocket maneuvers to the launch pad on the Mahia Peninsula (B) Cannes : 70th international film festival (B) Penghu Island : the annual Han Kuang exercises on the outlying Penghu Island (A) Hong Kong : Chairman Daniel Levy, presents a gift to Ng Keng Hooi (B) Port Allen : CSM Administrator Seema Verma, and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, watch, Vice President Mike Pence (A) Quito : swearing-in ceremony at the National Assembly in Quito (A) Marawi : A convoy of APCs head to the site to combat with Muslim militants (B) Undated : Wanted poster for Isnilon Hapilon (B) Brussels : NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference (A) Moscow : South Korean President Moon in Moscow (B) Berlin : Democracy and global responsibility at a Protestant conference in Berlin (A) SPORTS Stockholm: Soccer Europa League (B) Mumbai: Gavaskar at Wankhede Stadium (A+B) (PTI) PHOTO GCS DL DLadvertisementlast_img read more

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Want to win Premier League with Manchester United F.C., says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_imgSwedish international forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Friday revealed he re-signed for Manchester United to win the English Premier League title with the club.The 36-year-old who was ruled out of the previous season due to knee injury, re-signed for the club this year after his one-year contract came to an end.”The target is the English Premier League. That is my target to finish. Everything I started in the first season, we will finish in the second one,” Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by the Independent.The forward who scored 28 goals in 46 games last season said he was not satisfied with the way his season ended last year.”I said I have come back to finish what I started,” the Swede said.”Everything I built up in the first season — obviously we won the three trophies — the ending for me was not the ending I wanted, or nobody wanted, especially after how the season went,” Ibrahimovic added.last_img read more

Alex Hales withdrawn from England World Cup squad following drugs ban

first_imgFlamboyant England opener Alex Hales has been withdrawn from the England squads ahead of a busy international season in order “to create the right environment” around the senior national team.Hales has also been withdrawn from the preliminary squad for the 2019 World Cup and the T20I and ODI squads for series against Ireland and Pakistan, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Monday.The strong action from ECB comes days after Hales was handed a 21-day ban for recreational drug use.”We’ve worked hard to create the right environment around the England team and need to consider what is in the best interests of the team, to ensure they are free from any distractions and able to focus on being successful on the pitch,” Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Ashley Giles, said in a statement.”I want to make it clear this is not the end of Alex’s career as an England player. The ECB and the PCA will continue to aid Alex and work alongside his county club Nottinghamshire to give him the support he needs, to help him fulfil his potential as a professional cricketer.”Prior to his ban, Alex Hales had taken an indefinite break from cricket due to personal reasons, his club Nottinghamshire had confirmed earlier. Hales had missed Nottinghamshire’s 50-over match against Lancashire last week.This is not the first time ECB has taken action against Alex Hales over disciplinary issues. In 2017, Hales was ined and suspended for his involvement in a nightclub altercation with teammate Ben Stokes in Bristol.advertisementAlso Read | I don’t care about records: Hardik Pandya after 34-ball 91 vs KKRAlso See:last_img read more

NFL bans Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict for rest of season after brutal hit

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Oakland Raiders Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on Facebook US sports Support The Guardian NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate)#Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict has been ejected for lowering his helmet to initiate contact pic.twitter.com/R8GHiJI6NFSeptember 29, 2019 The NFL has suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the rest of the season for a gratuitous helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.Burfict was ejected from Sunday’s game, which the Raiders won 31-24, for the hit but on Monday the league decided to take further action against a player with a rocky disciplinary history. The 29-year-old joined the Raiders this summer after seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, during which time he received 13 suspensions and fines. Two of the suspensions were for illegal hits, and the NFL cited Burfict’s history as part of the reason for the ban, which will extend to the playoffs, should the Raiders make the postseason. Share via Email Topics news NFL Share on Pinterest Helmet-to-helmet hits, which can lead to both players receiving concussions, are taken particularly seriously by the NFL given the link between football and brain trauma.Burfict’s head coach, Jon Gruden, spoke about the ejection of the linebacker, who is one of the team’s captains, after Sunday’s game. “It’s a tough decision, it’s a tough call. I think it was a flag,” Gruden said. “It was very well-documented that the league was going to review those plays this year in New York City. So, that’s what happened and I’ll wait to hear what their reasoning was. But it was a penalty, he went in there with his head down, it was called and, unfortunately for us, it was an ejection.”Burfict has three days to lodge an appeal against his suspension and his agent said they would do so. “The 12-game suspension is excessive and the play that triggered the suspension was a football play,” Lamont Smith told ESPN.Burfict will not be paid during his ban. He was due to make $1.15m in salary this season, not including bonuses. “There were no mitigating circumstances on this play,” the NFL’s vice president of football operations, Jon Runyan, wrote in a letter to Burfict explaining his suspension. “Your contact was unnecessary, flagrant and should have been avoided. For your actions, you were penalized and disqualified from the game. Following each of your previous rule violations, you were warned by me and each of the jointly appointed officers that future violations would result in escalated accountability measures. However, you have continued to flagrantly abuse rules designated to protect yourself and your opponents from unnecessary risk.” Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo)Vontaze Burfict suspended for remainder of 2019 season for violations of unnecessary roughness rules. pic.twitter.com/oSMl2iSRNWSeptember 30, 2019 … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Transfer latest: Bale only wants PL move

first_imgTransfers January transfer news & rumours: Bale only wants Premier League move Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:00 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Bale rejects Bayern, only wants Premier League moveGareth Bale has rejected an offer to join Bayern Munich, and has insisted that he will only leave Real Madrid for a Premier League club, according to Diario Gol.The Bavarian club made a bid worth €100 million for the Wales international, but he would rather return to England, with former club Tottenham his preferred destination.Florentino Perez may, thus, include Bale in any deal for striker Harry Kane this summer. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mourinho signs new Man United dealJose Mourinho Manchester UnitedJose Mourinho has signed a new contract with Manchester United, the club announced on Thursday.The manager has extended his stay until at least 2020, with an option in place to remain a further year beyond that date.Read the full story on Goal.Barca wanted new Bayern star GoretzkaLeon GoretzkaBayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed that Barcelona tried to hijack their deal for Schalke youngster Leon Goretzka.”If we had not signed Leon, he would have very likely signed for Barcelona,” he said. “In general, that cannot be [good] on behalf of German football.”Read the full story on Goal.Stoke increase offer for HarrisonJack Harrison MLS NYCFC 04292017Sources tell Goal that Stoke City has made a $7 million offer for New York City FC winger Jack Harrison. The Premier League side initially made a $4.5 million offer for the 21-year-old English star, and NYCFC is still hoping to push Harrison’s value up higher before selling. Read the full story on Goal.West Ham bid £12m for Norwich starJames Maddison NorwichWest Ham United have made a £12 million bid for Norwich City midfielder James Maddison, according to The Guardian. The 21-year-old has been linked with several Premier League sides, with Liverpool and Tottenham also credited with an interest.Norwich will likely reject West Ham’s bid, hoping to generate a higher fee for Maddison. Subotic joins Saint-EtienneNeven SuboticNeven Subotic’s long association with Borussia Dortmund has come to an end after the defender agreed to join Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne on a reported free transfer.Subotic – whose contract was due to expire at the end of the season – had been on the books at Dortmund for just under 10 years after joining from Mainz in June 2008.Read the full story on Goal.Mourinho rules out Man Utd return for RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo Manchester UnitedJose Mourinho has poured “water on the fire” by refusing to entertain the idea that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be brought back to Manchester United.It had been suggested that the door could be opened to an emotional reunion, with the Portuguese forward now 32 years of age and caught up in the struggles currently being endured by Real.Mourinho, though, has said on the matter: “[I’ll pour] water on the fire: Cristiano is the type of player everyone wants but only one can have. That is Real Madrid, that’s my feeling.”Read the full story on Goal.Neymar to Real rests on one conditionNeymar, Santiago BernabeuParis Saint-Germain are prepared to let Neymar join Real Madrid this summer if he helps the club to Champions League success, Goal understands.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has promised the Brazil international that he will be granted permission to return to Spain if European glory is delivered in the French capital.Read the full story on Goal, with it possible that Neymar could soon be involved in another big-money deal.Arsenal’s latest Auba bid rejectedPierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia DortmundArsenal have seen a second approach for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knocked back, according to Bild.The Gunners opened the bidding at €50 million but are yet to meet Dortmund’s demands.The Bundesliga side are looking to generate around €70m from the sale of a prized asset and will not be talked into dropping that asking price.Lucas believes Spurs could be right moveLucas Moura Paris Saint-Germain PSGParis Saint-Germain attacker Lucas Moura believes a transfer to Tottenham could be the right move for him, according to Sky Sports News.The 25-year-old has been told he can leave the Ligue 1 club, with PSG ready to sell for a fee in the region of £23 million.Lucas has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United, among several other European clubs. Hammers closing on Joao Mario loanJoao Mario InterWest Ham are set to sign Joao Mario from Inter Milan in a loan deal that will be worth over £3.8 million.The Portugal midfielder underwent a medical on Thursday, with David Moyes confirming at his press conference on Thursday that the deal will be finalised shortly.Read the full story on Goal.Barcelona sign MLS teenagerBallou Jean Yves Tabla Montreal ImpactBarcelona have secured the signing of 18-year-old attacker Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla from Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer. Ballou will join Barcelona B, and has a €25 million release clause that will be bumped up to €75m should he sign an extension with the club. Read the full story on Goal.Morata pushes Chelsea to sign Isco, AsensioIsco Real MadridChelsea striker Alvaro Morata wants the club to sign Isco and Marco Asensio from Real Madrid, a report from Diario Gol claims.Antonio Conte is keen to reinforce his squad and Morata has spoken with two of his former team-mates over a potential move.Isco renewed his contract mere months ago, and Morata is aware that he is unlikely to change clubs, though he believes Asensio would be open to a move, as his playing time has been limited this season.Man Utd reject Darmian loan approachMatteo Darmian Manchester UnitedManchester United have knocked back a loan approach from Roma for versatile defender Matteo Darmian, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.The Red Devils are open to parting with the Italian during the winter window, but are looking to do a permanent deal.If no agreement is reached, then the transfer saga could rumble on into the summer – with Juventus among those keeping a close eye on the situation.Liverpool set to sign Falkirk defenderJurgen Klopp Liverpool EvertonLiverpool are set to sign Falkirk defender Tony Gallacher, report the Scottish Sun.The 18-year-old has spent the week on trial at Anfield and Jurgen Klopp has sanctioned a bid worth £200,000, which Falkirk have accepted.Gallacher has won caps at three Scottish youth levels – Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18.Roma boss questions Dzeko dealEdin Dzeko, AS RomaRoma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has questioned the reasoning behind the potential sale of Edin Dzeko to Chelsea, stating that he would need an explanation from the club if they were to allow their main striker to leave in the winter.The Bosnian has been locked in talks with the Premier League outfit, with personal terms said to be holding up the finalisation of a switch to Stamford Bridge, while a deal for Giallorossi team-mate Emerson is looking close to completion.Read the full story on Goal.Bayern set to sign US teenBayern MunichBayern Munich are closing in on the signing of American teenager Taylor Booth from Real Salt Lake, Kicker report.The 16-year-old has agreed terms with the Bavarian giants, but the two clubs have yet to agree a fee for his transfer.Madrid make huge offer for De GeaDavid De Gea Manchester United Premier LeagueReal Madrid are redoubling their efforts to sign David de Gea with an offer of two players and a cash payment, claims Don Balon .The goalkeeper has long been a target at the Bernabeu, but Manchester United are reluctant to sell one of their key players. But a bid that includes a juicy fee as well as Keylor Navas and Mateo Kovacic might just turn heads at Old Trafford.De Bruyne: City fine without AlexisKevin De Bruyne Alexis Sanchez Manchester City ArsenalAlexis Sanchez may have turned down Manchester City for neighbours Manchester United but Kevin De Bruyne and the runaway Premier League leaders are unfazed.Sanchez had been tipped to join Pep Guardiola at City before the Chile international forward opted to leave Arsenal for United in a blockbuster deal.Belgian midfielder De Bruyne – who signed a new contract through to 2023 – insisted City are fine without the former Barcelona star.Read his take on the Alexis move here! Brandt to snub Liverpool & BarcaHD Julian BrandtJulian Brandt is ready to snub interest from Liverpool and Barcelona in favour of remaining at Bayer Leverkusen, claims his agent.The highly-rated 21-year-old has drawn admiring glances from across Europe, with Bayern Munich another of those to have been linked with a big-money approach for his services.See what Brandt’s father and representative, Jurgen, has had to say on mounting transfer talk here.Dzeko perfect after curious Crouch talkEdin DzekoChelsea’s search for a new striker has led them towards Roma’s Edin Dzeko, but not before weighing up moves for the likes of Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes.The right decision appears to have eventually been reached, with a proven performer in the Premier League now firmly in the Blues’ sights.Here, Goal takes a look at why former Manchester City frontman Dzeko is the perfect choice in a curious hunt for more firepower.Hebei confirm Mascherano priceJavier Mascherano BarcelonaHebei China Fortune have confirmed that they only paid €5.55 million for Javier Mascherano, refuting reports in Spain that the Barcelona veteran cost them €10 million.As  Goal  revealed earlier this month, Manuel Pellegrini’s side are reluctant to pay more than €5.77 million , which would trigger a 100 per cent levy on the payment for the transfer. See what the CSL side had to say right here on Goal .  Wenger: Alexis move brought ‘clarity’Arsene Wenger ArsenalArsene Wenger believes Arsenal now have “clarity” and can regain focus after Alexis Sanchez’s switch to Manchester United.Sanchez’s future had long been a hot topic, with the Chilean refusing to sign a new contract and attracting interest from both United and Manchester City .You can read Wenger’s full comments right here on Goal !Martinez reveals Real Madrid contactRiver Racing Torneo Primera Division 18062017Racing Club wonderkid Lautaro Martinez has revealed that he has received an offer from Real Madrid.”I found out this morning about Real Madrid’s offer, I couldn’t believe it. There is still nothing concrete yet, though,” the striker, who was close to signing with Atletico this January explained. Martinez, however, also underlined his commitment to representing Racing in this year’s Copa Libertadores, which could last until December depending on how far the club progress in the competition.Read the full story here! Zidane: My job is on the line against PSGZinedine Zidane Real Madrid LeganesZinedine Zidane accepted his fate will be decided by February’s Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain after Real Madrid were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes.Leganes are the first team in Copa history to knock out Madrid at the Bernabeu after losing at home in the first leg and with the champions 19 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, their chances of adding any domestic silverware to their Supercopa de Espana title look to be over.You can read Zidane’s full comments right here on Goal ! Montreal chasing Juve star MarchisioClaudio Marchisio JuventusThe Montreal Impact have emerged as the favourites to land Juventus star Claudio Marchisio this summer, according to a report from  CalcioMercato . The report states that there has already been contact between the interested parties and that the Italian side will not stand in his way should the midfielder decide to make a move. Ballou already in BarcelonaBallou Jean Yves Tabla Montreal ImpactBallou Jean-Yves Tabla is already in Barcelona as the Spanish giants close in on his signature, according to Mundo Deportivo .  The 18-year-old Ivorian-Canadian is expected to sign with Barca B this winter, with the club’s second unit fighting relegation in the Spanish Segunda Division.Wenger happy with or without AubameyangPierre-Emerick AubameyangArsene Wenger suggested he is happy if Arsenal do not manage to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the January transfer window closes.The Gunners have been heavily linked with Gabon international Aubameyang following the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Premier League rivals Manchester United.You can see what Wenger had to say right here on Goal ! Laporte wants to force City moveAymeric Laporte Athletic ClubAymeric Laporte is looking to force through a £57 million move to Manchester City this winter, reports the Daily Mail .The 23-year-old defender has told Athletic Bilbao that he wants the move to happen, with City prepared to meet his release clause. Pastore open to Inter loanJavier Pastore PSG TFC LIGUE 1 20082017Javier Pastore is ready to join Inter on loan, with the Serie A club having an option to buy, reports Sky Sports Italia (via Football Italia ).PSG are still resisting a move for their midfielder, with the French club wanting a large payment to let him move to Italy. Liverpool lower Sturridge priceDaniel Sturridge LiverpoolLiverpool have lowered their asking price for striker Daniel Sturridge, who is being chased by Inter, reports sportitalia (via insidefutbol ).The report claims that Liverpool now want just €1 million for a loan fee, with a €20m option to buy.Monaco looking at Slimani loanIslam Slimani Leicester CityLeicester City are working on deal that would see Islam Slimani join Monaco on loan, reports the Daily Mail . The Algerian forward would like to stay in England, but the Foxes will only sell him to a Premier League rival if their £20 million price is met. The Premier League side are looking to bring in a £2.6m fee for letting their forward depart on loan. Conte content with Chelsea’s planAntonio Conte Chelsea ArsenalAntonio Conte says he has full faith in Chelsea’s plan, despite elimination from the EFL Cup semi-finals at the hands of Arsenal.”It is not right to take only one game to make a decision to understand. There is a programme and a plan,” he said. You can read the rest of his comments right here on Goal ! Liverpool consider RondonSalomon Rondon West BromLiverpool are considering a move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, according to  The Sun .The Venezuela international has just 18 months left on his contract at The Hawthorns, though he is keen to remain with the Baggies.Should Jurgen Klopp’s side make their move for Rondon, they are likely to be competing for his signature with local rivals Everton, who are also keen on the former Zenit forward.Athletic eye Monreal returnNacho Monreal ArsenalAthletic Club are weighing up a January move for Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal, according to Mundo Deportivo .With Athletic centre-back Aymeric Laporte set to complete a €65 million move to Manchester City , the Basque outfit are set to be left short at the back.And former Bilbao star Monreal is being targeted as a replacement alongside Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez.Alex Sandro is Man Utd’s No.1 left-back target Alex Sandro is Manchester United’s primary target, if Jose Mourinho decides to sign a new left-back in the summer, reports the Manchester Evening News .Mourinho has abandoned plans to bring in a left-back in January, having also been linked with the likes of Tottenham’s Danny Rose and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.However, if Mourinho decides to sell Luke Shaw, who has endured a resurgence in form of late, at the end of the season, then he wants Alex Sandro from Juventus.Chelsea have previously tried to sign Alex Sandro, but have found Juventus to be reluctant sellers amid reports the Italian champions want in excess of €60 million for the Brazilian.Markovic to leave Liverpool for SpartakLazar Markovic LiverpoolLiverpool’s Lazar Markovic is set to end an unhappy stay at Anfield with a move to Spartak Moscow, reports the  Liverpool Echo . The Serbia international has become a forgotten man, barely featuring under Jurgen Klopp. And the Russian club are ready to hand him a lifeline with a permanent deal in the current transfer window.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Come to life Surpasses 400 Charter Members

first_imgFifty-three businesses, associations and learning institutions are becoming new charter members of the Nova Scotia Come to life place branding initiative today, Sept. 16, bringing the total to more than 400. Premier Darrell Dexter joined the new signatories of the charter document at a ceremony at Acadia University. “These charter members are making a commitment to the province and are helping us create good jobs and grow the economy,” said Premier Dexter. “They are going beyond our borders to promote our competitive edge and encourage economic growth.” The charter formalizes the involvement of public and private-sector organizations in telling Nova Scotia’s story. Bastionhost was among the new charter members inducted today. Bastionhost is developing a Dataville in Debert, Colchester Co., converting the 64,000 square-foot Diefenbunker into a state-of-the-art, carbon-neutral data centre serving markets in Europe and North America. The founder and CEO of Bastionhost, Anton Self, calls Nova Scotia the perfect location for his business. “Dataville’s directly in between Wall Street and London, England with very attractive sources for power, bandwidth and smart people,” said Mr. Self. “Nova Scotia’s location has allowed us to be innovators in engineering the most efficient co-location data centres on the planet, saving over 50 per cent of the energy used by most data centres today.” A charter member since 2009, Turbine Fashion’s Lisa Drader-Murphy was master of ceremonies. She is just back from Toronto where she showcased her clothing line at the International Film Festival’s gifting suite. “We moved to Nova Scotia from Alberta because I wanted to find balance,” said Ms. Drader-Murphy. “Here my business is more profitable and my family life is able to thrive, too. While in Toronto, the response to my product from international media and A-listers was overwhelmingly positive. I was so proud and honoured to be selected to represent Nova Scotia.” Since 2005, Nova Scotia Come to life has carried out several programs and award-winning campaigns to strengthen the province’s image. For more information about the initiative and its charter members, go to www.novascotialife.com .last_img read more

Brightening Our Electricity Future Oped

first_imgThe future of electricity generation in Nova Scotia is getting brighter. Our energy costs will be stable to 2020, ratepayers know more about where their money is going, and our electricity is cleaner than ever before. This is what Nova Scotians said were their priorities, and government is delivering through Our Electricity Future – Nova Scotia’s Electricity Plan. In the year since the plan was released, we’ve made significant progress in all of these important areas. First and foremost, ratepayers said power rates should be stable and predictable. With a new process that set rates for the next three years, that’s exactly what they will get. The Fuel Adjustment Mechanism is also working to reflect the actual cost of fuel. As a result of fuel prices being lower than forecasted, Nova Scotia Power customers will receive a credit on their bills in early 2017. In January, Nova Scotia Power will start being held to performance standards for customer service, reliability and storm response. If the company doesn’t measure up, the Utility and Review Board has the power to hold it accountable, including an option to impose financial penalties. These are the changes Nova Scotians wanted and even more innovation is on the way. The Maritime Link will help Nova Scotia reach or exceed its renewable energy targets beyond 2020. The link will create new opportunities to buy and sell cleaner electricity through Eastern Canada and New England. Nova Scotia is also building on its position as Canada’s leader in greenhouse gas reductions. We’ve already surpassed our renewable energy target – 27 per cent of our electricity now comes from renewable sources. In recognition of our work, we successfully reached an agreement in principle on climate change with the federal government that protects the pocketbooks of Nova Scotians and builds on our leadership. For the first time, some Nova Scotia homes and businesses are being powered by an in-stream tidal turbine and the new Smart Energy Innovation Program is funding work on sustainable energy solutions. And, while Nova Scotia already leads Canada in energy efficiency, in 2017 we’ll launch the Solar for Community Buildings Pilot Program to help community and non-profit groups reduce their energy costs by producing their own solar electricity. More and more, Nova Scotians are participating in our electricity system and reaping the benefits as we move toward a cleaner energy future. Nova Scotia’s electricity system has seen a lot of important firsts recently. Step-by-step we’re moving toward a diverse, efficient and sustainable electricity system that is both reliable and affordable for Nova Scotians. -30-last_img read more

Huawei CFO back in court Tuesday for third day of bail hearing

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Huawei’s CFO, wanted on fraud charges in the U.S. will be back in court Tuesday morning for day three of her bail hearing. This is after a judge said he would not be making a decision Monday afternoon.Meng will be spending at least one more night in police custody.Also, judge just confirmed he will NOT be making a decision today, prompting some disappointed gasps from the public. Judge says he’s looking for more clarification on what the residency requirements of a surety in BC are #MengWanzhou #huawei @NEWS1130— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) December 10, 2018Meng was arrested last Saturday while in transit at Vancouver’s airport.At the hearing, the defence is offering $15 million for her bail, $1 million of which would be in cash. While the Crown was satisfied with the amount, it argues $7.5 million should be cash.Meng’s lawyer David Martin said Meng could possibly put up enough cash to meet Crown’s suggestion.Court back in session. Crown making propositions for bail conditions. One, amount deposited in cash should be more. Currently, she’d be giving $15 mill. to get bail but only $1 mill. of that would be cash deposited. Crown says $7.5 mill. should be deposited #MengWanzhou @NEWS1130— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) December 10, 2018On Friday, the first day of Meng’s bail hearing, the Crown revealed she is wanted due to an investigation into fraud and violations against U.S. sanctions against Iran.The U.S. is accusing the company of using subsidiary Skycom to do business with Iran, which would bypass sanctions. Meng is accused to have previously insisted the two were separate companies. If extradited and convicted, she could face sentences as long as 30 years.On Monday, Scott Filer, CEO of Lions Gate Risk Management, told court his company was contacted by Meng’s lawyers last week to come up with a “supervision plan” if Meng were to be released on bail.Filer said the plan would include a dedicated driver, and security team that would escort Meng and enforce bail conditions.The plan would also include a mapped perimeter of where Meng would be allowed to go, and workers would rotate on three eight-hour shifts per day.Plan also includes a mapped perimeter of where #MengWanzhou would be allowed to go. That includes Richmond, Vancouver, up to parts of North Shore. Filer says they would have eyes on her at all times. #huawei @NEWS1130— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) December 10, 2018When questioned by the Crown, Filer admitted Lions Gate has never monitored someone on bail before, and this would be the company’s first time doing so.Filer admits Lions Gate has never monitored someone on bail before. This would be first time. Says they’ve done other similar jobs before, including protection and security, which he says is similar. Adds their services will be paid for by #MengWanzhou. #huawei @NEWS1130— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) December 10, 2018Steve Tan with Recovery Science told court the company has done electronic monitoring in more than 500 of bail cases and is currently monitoring 115 people on bail with GPS ankle bracelets.Tan says it is possible for someone to force off a bracelet, but an alarm would trigger. However, he told court of one case where someone on bail was able to remove the ankle bracelet and run away, avoiding re-arrest.Tan says there’s one case he’s aware of where a person on bail wearing their ankle bracelet was able to take it off, run away, and successfully avoid getting re-arrested. #MengWanzhou #huawei @NEWS1130— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) December 10, 2018On Friday, the Crown argued Meng should be denied bail, claiming she is a flight risk.Crown says charge U.S. pursuing against #MengWanzhou is conspiracy to defraud multiple international financial institutions. If convicted, that could lead to a sentence as long as 30 years. #Huawei— Martin MacMahon (@martinmacmahon) December 7, 2018On Friday, the judge lifted a publication ban that was in place at Meng’s request, thanks to a lawyer representing several media outlets.Monday’s court appearance, the second day of the bail hearing, came on the heels of an op-ed in a Communist Party newspaper, calling Canada’s treatment of Meng “inhumane.” It was published in Monday’s Global Times, following formal government protests to the ambassadors of both Canada and the U.S. over the weekend.RELATED: Fast facts about the arrest of a Chinese tech executiveHuawei is the most prestigious tech company in China and was founded by Meng’s father, Ren Zhengfei. The company has said it is not aware of any wrongdoing by Meng.– With files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

Gatwick flights grounded as drones prompt runway closure

Travel chaos on Britain’s Gatwick Airport Thursday after drones forced the closure of the airport’s only runway.Flights to and from Gatwick have been suspended as officials investigate reports of drones flying close to the airfield.The runway was first closed Wednesday evening, after two drones were spotted.It reopened briefly overnight but shut down again.About 110,000 passengers were scheduled to depart and land at Gatwick Thursday.Passengers have been forced to deal with extra long lines as the busy holiday travel season kicks off.Police say the drone flights were a deliberate act to disrupt the airport.They are searching for the drone operators.

Where This Years Cavs Rank Among LeBrons NBA Finals Supporting Casts

His performance in that game said everything about the team James carried to the NBA Finals that year. In a game that was 3.1 times as important as the average playoff contest, James used 43 percent of the team’s possessions and scored 29 of its final 30 points en route to victory. He essentially rendered his supporting cast superfluous: Aside from James, the ’07 Cavs still rank among the least-talented teams ever to reach the brink of an NBA title.Upon joining the Miami Heat in 2010, James of course enjoyed a far better set of teammates, including future Hall of Famers Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen (and borderline candidate Chris Bosh). But now James is back with the Cavaliers — and back to carrying a mediocre set of teammates through the playoffs.While we speculated last August that this year’s Cavs might actually represent the best group of players James has ever taken the court with (All-Star Games and the Olympics notwithstanding), that was before Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao were lost for the postseason, and before Kyrie Irving was hobbled with a knee injury. As a result, James’s best teammates of late have been the solid-but-unspectacular trio of Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert — a far cry from Wade, Bosh and Allen.1And truth be told, even when healthy, the Cavs were never as good as expected this season. According to statistical projections, Cleveland’s efficiency differential was in the fourth percentile of what could have been expected of the team before the season began — even after accounting for its many injuries — in part because of the diminishing returns of mashing together multiple stars on the same team.If we look at a multi-year Statistical Plus/Minus talent projection for every NBA Finals team,2Weighted by a combination of leverage index and minutes played in the playoffs through the conference final. this Cavs team ranks as the ninth-least talented NBA finalist since 1985. (By contrast, Cleveland’s opponents, the mighty Golden State Warriors, rank as the 14th-most talented.) Remove James, and things get even more dire; his supporting cast ranks as the third-worst team carried by its best player3As measured by a combination of the player’s multi-year talent rating and his leverage-weighted minutes in the playoffs through the conference final. to the NBA Finals since 1985.For James, though, this year’s supporting cast still eclipses the group he dragged to the Finals in 2007 — if barely so. Replacing James with a league-average player (rated 0.0) would drop this season’s Cavaliers from a +5.4 talent rating to -0.1. Yanking James off the 2007 Cavs would make a +6.2 team play to a rating of -0.2. James’s own rating was marginally better that year, but the 30-year-old has also relied more heavily on his teammates this season, playing 10 percent fewer minutes per game (weighted by the leverage of each game) than when he was an up-and-coming 22-year-old.Either way, these are not the types of teams Lebron took to the Finals as a member of the Heat. Then again, it also bears mentioning that his supporting cast in Miami in last year’s playoffs wasn’t much better. That team was soundly beaten in the Finals by the San Antonio Spurs — as were James’s 2007 Cavs — so there’s a reason the Warriors are favorites in Vegas this year. But it’s also a testament to James that he’s carried the load for two of the bottom three — and three of the bottom eight — Finals supporting casts of the past 30 years. The signature event of LeBron James’s first stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers was probably his 48-point outburst against the Detroit Pistons in Game 5 the 2007 Eastern Conference finals. read more

Seaside towns outrage over Magaluf photo to advertise summer festival rather than

He added: “We reject any claim that it’s embarrassing. Someone has jumped to the conclusion that we’ve made a mistake but, in fact, we’ve gone for something that’s very different. A picture Penarth Town Council could have used Tom Parkinson, 31, a mainstay with his relatives at the town’s cricket club, said: “It’s disgraceful that we live in an area of beauty but decide to promote a foreign country.”However, Penarth Town Council today defended its use of the image and denied it used a photograph of Magaluf by mistake.A spokesman instead insisted the council’s marketing was “ironic”.Asked if Penarth Town Council were aware the image shows a beach in Magaluf, the spokesman said: “Yes, we were aware.”We were very clear on the fact that it’s not Penarth when we used it. “It’s not a gaffe, we haven’t used a photo by mistake. We use a lot of seaside images of Penarth so we wanted to use a clearly ironic picture.”That photo on the flyer is just a generic stock image photo, I don’t know when it was taken but we wanted it to be incongruous.”It’s purposefully ironic – we are well aware of what Penarth looks like.”We looked for general images of coastlines that are clearly not the UK, we wanted a Mediterranean beach scene.” “The flyer only has a lifespan of about a week anyway and it’s just highlighting the date of the festival.”Another resident, Gregg Morgan, who leads Glamorganshire Golf Club’s winter league in Penarth, said he was “distraught” with the council’s move.The small Welsh town sits just south of Cardiff city centre and neighbours the capital’s bay. It is one of Cardiff’s more upmarket suburbs and boasts cocktail bars and a Michelin-starred restaurant.It is renowned for its stylish Victorian pier which was rejuvenated with a £4.2 million revamp in 2014 and won a project of the year award from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.The art deco pier, which plays host to movie nights and yoga and t’ai chi classes, will be at the centre of Penarth Summer Festival on July 13 and 14 when the esplanade will feature live music, street food and other entertainment. “Penarth has events like this because of its own natural beauty. We should advertise that and not use photos of a second-rate foreign cesspit.” A council for one of the most desirable British towns has been criticised by its own residents for advertising its summer festival with an image of a beach in Magaluf. Penarth, on the south coast of Wales, is regularly touted as one of the best places to live in Britain, and boasts a stunning esplanade of listed Victorian buildings and an art deco pier. But instead of showing the serene setting of the premier Cardiff suburb, the image picked by Penarth Town Council shows scores of sun-seekers on a packed beach in the Spanish party destination.The flyer has attracted criticism from residents who branded it “embarrassing” and “bizarre” soon after it was released.Penarth People, a Twitter account dedicated to the “news and views” of the town, said:  “We are so lucky to live in Penarth, beautiful sea views, wonderful pier, great parks etc so who in their right mind at Penarth Town Council thought to use a picture of Magaluf to advertise the Penarth Summer Festival? Just embarrassing!”Rhys Morgan, 31, who has lived in Penarth his whole life and captains the town’s leading rugby team Penarth RFC, said: “I am furious. Penarth is beautiful and we have no need use that dump to advertise us.  A picture Penarth Town Council could have usedCredit:Dylan Thomas/EyeEm We are so lucky to live in Penarth, beautiful sea views, wonderful pier, great parks etc so who in their right mind at @PenarthCouncil thought to use a picture of Magaluf to advertise the Penarth Summer Festival? Just embarrassing! @PenarthTimes pic.twitter.com/uZCoYMOjLf— Penarth People (@PenarthPeople) June 19, 2019 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Leaked images suggest iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner sits next to the home

first_imgThe S range of iPhones usually see the spec of the smartphone upgraded but the handset itself stay pretty much the same as the previous model. In the case of the iPhone 5S that’s also expected to be true with the exception of one new feature: a fingerprint scanner.There have been rumors about an embedded scanner in an iPhone for a while now, with Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec back in 2012 originally kicking them off. But the iPhone 5S seems to be the first handset expected to ship with one, and a new internal component leak suggests it is going to sit to the left of the home button.Image credit: Nowhereelse.frThe leaked images come via French website Nowhereelse.fr. They show some of the internal components mounted in the rear frame of the iPhone 5S. They are also shown next to the current layout of the iPhone 5. The key part is a redesigned metal spacer cushion underneath the home button. It has a new cut out section, which suggests space has been made to allow for a new component to fit. That component being the fingerprint scanner.It certainly makes sense to position the scanner there as it’s where your thumb or finger is used to being when pushing the home button. However, you have to wonder how Apple has gone about integrating it without detracting from the overall look of the iPhone. Have they managed to hide it completely behind the casing color?last_img read more

Glum Greeks top EU chart

first_imgGreeks are the most pessimistic European citizens when it comes to their perceptions of the social protection provided by the state, their financial situation, cost of living and the efficiency of public administration, according to the results of a Eurobarometer survey released last week.On a scale of -10 to +10, Greeks express the lowest degree of satisfaction with their life, along with the equally glum Bulgarians and Hungarians. Greeks reported being dissatisfied with their personal situation (ranking -0.6 on the scale, as compared to an average of +3.2 among the 27 European Union member states), their professional situation (-1.4, against +1.4 in the EU) and the financial position of their household (-1 against +1.2). Greeks, Bulgarians and Hungarians also score lowest regarding expectations for their financial situation (-4 against a -1.5 EU average). As for cost of living, Greeks are joined by Hungarians in the misery stakes, both scoring -6.1, against an EU average of -3. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Property rising

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Property is on people’s minds again – the holidays are over and it’s time to get serious about what you’re doing with real estate this year. Here are a few facts. Property peaked in May 2007 when it was growing at 4.0 per cent per year, but by early 2008, property value growth had hit zero and was heading south to -1. and -1.5 per cent, where it stayed for a year. Prices recovered in 2009 to around 3.0 per cent growth, but then dipped later in the year. Then, in the year to November 2011, prices were negative again. When you look at this story on a graph, it looks like an ‘S’ lying on its side: up and down, not knowing where to go. Now, in the most recent RP-Data Rismark release from two weeks ago, there’s a sign of recovery. Capital city sales in November showed a gain of 0.1 per cent and regional/non-capital city property sales rose by 0.3 per cent. The growth might be small, but the good news is that it’s now heading in the right direction. To bolster this scenario, interest rates were cut in November and December, bringing the official or cash rate to 4.25 per cent, which puts a variable rate mortgage in a comfort zone for most borrowers. Confusion usually reins in property when too many people treat it as a short term asset. It’s not: property is a steady, 10-year asset that you can also live in and there has not been a decade since the end of World War II where property values have not risen. With this outlook the worst thing you can do is stay out of property too long. If you can’t buy what you want, you can buy an investment property and go renting where you want to live. If you’re handy you can buy a place that needs work, and get into the market in that way. Some people go in with a friend, or with a parent. However, the important rules with property are these: don’t over pay; don’t borrow too much; and buy where there’s schools, hospitals, public transport routes, recreation grounds and parks. These are the things that will support an area’s value. I would add one last thing. Don’t become dependent on what interest rates will do and make a move into the market if you can comfortable afford the repayments. There are never any guarantees but if you buy on the basics and don’t over pay, property is a good bet… as long as you see it as a 10-year investment. *Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark on mark.neos@ybr.com.au with any queries you may have or check www.ybr.com.au for your nearest branch.last_img read more

Round Up linked to cancer

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Local councils across Australia that use the the weed killer glyphosate on nature-strips and playgrounds are being warned that the chemical probably causes cancer. An updated World Health Organisation (WHO) warning for the herbicide, often trade marked as Roundup, is also routinely used in household gardens and farms.The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently upgraded its assessment of glyphosate from “possibly” to “probably carcinogenic to humans”, though the level of risk is the same as the IARC’s findings on red meat.But with council workers likely to be potentially affected by repeated heavy exposure to glyphosate, Melbourne public safety lawyer Dimi Ioannou told Neos Kosmos that workers could sue their employers if they developed a significant condition as a result of handling the product.“In the past we’ve ignored signs where products have been a dangerous good, such as asbestos, and years later thousands of victims have potentially made a claim for their pain and suffering,” Ms Ioannou said.“Most at risk are the people who spray this stuff on a daily basis. Councils need to take action to protect these workers, and make sure they’re aware of the risk. “They should also be looking to replace glyphosate with a safer chemical. It’s used on a daily basis.Public safety lawyer Dimi Ioannou.“Councils have a legal obligation to manage the risk of any hazardous chemicals used. They need to undertake proper investigation and they owe a duty of care to their employees.”The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA) and the Federal Department of Health are re-assessing the risks glyphosate presents to humans and their report is due in May or June.This week the ABC reported that residents in Castlemaine and Bendigo in central Victoria have petitioned their local councils to stop using glyphosate-based pesticides.“I have two kids, four and seven, and I don’t want them to have Roundup or any kind of glyphosate sprayed around their school, and I know it is,” Bendigo resident Jacky Vincent said.Local councils can continue to use the weed killer around schools, parks, and playgrounds until the authorities change their assessment. Work Safe Victoria has said it is preparing updated advice for councils using glyphosate.“WorkSafe believes it is appropriate to alert Victorian employers to the issue. It will shortly issue guidance material advising employers of its reclassification,” the statement said.last_img read more

Hate Story 3 box office collection Good business augurs well for Eros

first_imgDespite an ordinary star cast, #HateStory3 takes a FANTASTIC start. Fri ₹ 9.72 cr. Should recover costs in opening weekend itself!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 5, 2015The threequel, released on 4 December, has got a much higher screen count than “Hate Story” and “Hate Story 2”. While “Hate Story” released in 1,078 screens and “Hate Story 2” in 1,955, “Hate Story 3” is being shown on 2,690 screens.The good run at the box office continued on Saturday as well.#HateStory3 continues its GLORIOUS march. Fri 9.72 cr, Sat 8.05 cr. Total: ₹ 17.77 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 6, 2015The movie is from the production house Super Casette Industries, which aspires to be a “$200-million entertainment super-power in the near future”.As Taran Adarsh says, “Hate Story 3” is “super hit in terms of economics”.#HateStory3: Skin show + good music + engrossing plot + popular brand + right economics = Winner at the BO.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 4, 2015″Tamasha”, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, released on 27 November, may not have been as successful at the box office,  with its first week collection at Rs 53.46 crore in India.#Tamasha Fri 10.94 cr, Sat 13.17 cr, Sun 14.12 cr, Mon 5.07 cr, Tue 4.07 cr, Wed 3.32 cr, Thu 2.77 cr. Total: ₹ 53.46 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 4, 2015Salman Khan starrer “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, or PRDP, also did well at the box office, collecting Rs 400 crore worldwide, according to Adarsh’s tweet on 1 December.#PRDP to cross ₹ 400 cr gross worldwide today. India ₹ 207.4 cr till Mon [₹ 305 cr gr] + Oseas $ 14.2 mn [₹ 93.7 cr gr]. Total: ₹ 398.7 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 1, 2015What does this mean for the two listed firms — Eros International Media and Balaji Telefilms?Eros International MediaThe company would be hoping to mint money at the box office with its “Bajirao Mastani”, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, and releasing worldwide on 18 December.Eros International and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” will also have Tamil and Telugu versions. The objective behind the two versions is to “reach out to a wider audience base in the south markets”.The company expects a gross collection of Rs 250-300 crore from “Bajirao Mastani”, NDTV Profit quoted Maybank, a brokerage, as saying.Eros International is the global distributor for the movie.The media house has also announced two upcoming movies, “Shivaay” starring Ajay Devgn and Sayesha, and “Sarkar 3”, featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.A dampener could be the release of “Dilwale” starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon.The movie, directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan, will be released on 18 December, 2015, to clash with “Bajirao Mastani” at the box office.”Dilwale” will be distributed by Red Chillies Entertainment (RCE), SRK’s production house, its first venture in film distribution, according to IANS.”Dilwale” stars have been actively promoting the film, including appearances on reality shows like “Bigg Boss 9” and “Comedy Nights With Kapil”, the show hosted by Kapil Sharma.Eros International earned a net profit of Rs 90.3 crore in the second quarter, ended 30 September, 2015, up 80% from Rs 50.1 crore in the year-ago period. Its revenues doubled to Rs 504.91 crore, up from Rs 239.90 crore in the second quarter of 2014-15. Yet, the stock has barely seen any impact ever since it declared its results on 10 November, when the stock closed at Rs 256.05. It plunged to Rs 203.75 on 17 November. The stock closed at Rs 256.15 on 4 December.Balaji TelefilmsBalaji Telefilms has also listed “Kya Kool Hai Hum 3”, “Udta Punjab” and “Great Grand Masti” as its upcoming releases. “Udta Punjab” features Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. The firm has also announced “Azhar”, a biopic, expected to be released in the first quarter of the 2017 fiscal.The company reported a net profit of Rs 7.28 crore for the quarter ended 30 September, 2015, on a consolidated income of Rs 55 crore, as against a net loss of Rs 7.57 crore in the corresponding period last year.The stock closed at Rs 137.40 on the BSE on Friday, 4 December. It has gone up from Rs 115 on 9 November, the day the results were announced.Eros International Media’s and Balaji Telefilms’ movies doing well at the box office are bound to lift their topline and bottomline, which could result in their share prices spurting at stock exchanges in the coming weeks and months. “Hate Story 3”, starring Sharman Joshi, Zareen Khan, Daisy Shah and Karan Singh Grover, is all set to turn profitable, with its Friday opening box collection raking in Rs 9.72 crore, as against an investment of Rs 13.2 crore, of whoch Rs 6.5 crore is the budget and the advertising and printing costs are Rs 6.7 crore, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.#HateStory3 has cost ₹ 6.5 cr make. Plus, ₹ 6.7 cr for print + advertising. Total cost: ₹ 13.2 cr… SUPER HIT in terms of economics.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 5, 2015last_img read more

Banani fire in photos

first_imgFire breaks out at FR Tower in Banani in the capital on Thursdya afternoon. Photo: Prothom AloPeople gather in front of the Banani’s FR Tower where breaks out around 12:45pm on Thursday. Photo: Prothom AloFirefighters carry a casualty next to a burning office building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: AFPFirefighters carry a casualty next to a burning office building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: AFPFirefighters on ladders work to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: AFPPeople and emergency responders are seen outside a building on fire, in Dhaka. ReutersSmoke rises from a building in Dhaka, Bangladesh 29 March 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video on 28 March 2019. Photo: ReutersPeople are being rescued as fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 28 March 2019. Photo: ReutersA person is being rescued as fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: ReutersA person is being rescued as fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: ReutersPeople are being rescued as fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: ReutersA rescued person is taken to the ambulance as fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: ReutersPeople are seen being rescued as fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: Reuters At least 25 people were killed and 70 others were injured in a fire that broke out at Banani FR Tower in Dhaka on Thursday.last_img read more