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Olympiakos Keeps Lead, Beats OFI, 3-0

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ATHENS — Olympiakos won 3-0 at OFI to stay two points ahead of PAOK in the Greek league on Jan. 24.Alejandro Dominguez connected with a first-half penalty and Costas Fortounis and Costas Mitroglou added two late second-half goals.PAOK won 3-0 on paper against Niki Volos, which has been expelled from the topflight for financial reasons. Niki will continue in the second division, the Football League, next season, with six points deducted.Also, third-place Panathinaikos beat Kalloni 1-0, Kerkyra thrashed Veria 4-0, Asteras beat Panionios 2-0, Panthrakikos beat Levadiakos 1-0, and Giannena drew 1-1 at Xanthi.On Monday, it’s Panetolikos vs. Atromitos, and Platanias vs. Ergoteli. There are no games on Jan. 25 due to a national election.last_img read more

Sania Mirza takes a Twitter break after being trolled for Pakistan’s loss vs India

first_imgAfter India beat Pakistan in their World Cup 2019 encounter in Manchester on Sunday, there was a wave of memes and witty jokes on the Pakistan team on various social media platforms. Soon as videos and pictures appeared showing Pakistan players going for burgers on the eve of the match, Tweeple didn’t waste any time in bashing the Pakistan team for overlooking fitness standards.Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, also present at the outing with husband and Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, was also trolled heavily on social media with some needlessly pulling her into the storm that accompanied Pakistan’s 7th successive defeat against India in World Cups.Mirza, though wasn’t going to take the online hate in her stride and in her latest Twitter post, slammed her trolls by writing: ‘Twitter cracks me up ?? and some ppl for sure .. you guys really need other mediums of taking your frustrations out ..peace out guys ??? it’s break time’.Twitter cracks me up and some ppl for sure .. you guys really need other mediums of taking your frustrations out ..peace out guys it’s break timeSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 17, 2019This is not the first time Sania has been dragged into a controversy related to the Pakistan team. Before the India vs Pakistan game, Mirza had slammed cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border’.”Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border?? seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already! It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life!! (sic),” Sania Mirza tweeted.advertisementCringeworthy ads on both sides of the border seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already!It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life !!Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 12, 2019Sania also went on to say that there is no need to hype the clash which is already seeking a lot of attention.Also Read | World Cup 2019: I won’t be going back home alone – Sarfaraz Ahmed warns Pakistan teammatesAlso Read | They are allowed to have burgers: Harbhajan Singh defends Sarfaraz Ahmed after social media trollslast_img read more

Leeds set to sign Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough in £10m transfer

first_imgReuse this content Fulham sign Aleksandar Mitrovic and close in on Swansea’s Alfie Mawson Middlesbrough Patrick Bamford is close to completing an intriguing transfer from Middlesbrough to their Championship rivals Leeds United in a deal which could eventually be worth £10m. news Leeds have also completed a season-long loan deal for Jack Harrison, Manchester City’s England Under-21 winger. Harrison spent the second half of last season on loan at Middlesbrough but made just four league appearances.Pulis is hoping to keep Adama Traoré at the Riverside. Wolves are believed to have had an £18m bid for the winger rejected by Boro with the situation complicated slightly by the dislocated shoulder the player sustained in the abandoned friendly with Sunderland on Friday. Topics The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Read more Transfer window Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter The 24-year-old former Chelsea striker is understood to have passed a medical in West Yorkshire on Monday and is expected shortly to join Marcelo Bielsa’s side for an initial fee in the region of £7m.Considering both sides are hoping to challenge for automatic promotion, the technically accomplished Bamford’s switch represents something of a risk for Tony Pulis but Middlesbrough’s manager will hope to reinvest the money in a forward arguably better suited to his preferred system.Bielsa had spent much of the summer pursuing the Derby forward Matej Vydra but a combination of Vydra’s wage demands and his desire to play in the Premier League ultimately scuppered any potential move. Share on LinkedIn Leeds United Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

The Art Council is having a Frame by Donation event

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This Friday and Saturday the Art Council is selling picture frames by donation with proceeds going to the operation of Artspost.On Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm head down to the Artspost at 10320 94 Avenue to choose from hundreds of picture frames.Sue Popesku shares there are old frames, new frames, wood, metal, costume made, some with glass and some without which are great for framing masterpieces, kids art, fabric art and more.Take them away for a donation, shares Popesku.To view the Art Council’s FB Page, CLICK HERElast_img read more

Sefrou Plans Development Projects to Counter ‘Extreme Pressure’ on Water Supplies

Rabat – The Secretary of State in charge of water, Charafat Afilal, has warned that “Sefrou is suffering from extreme pressure and unreasonable exploitation of water resources.”During a working session held in Sefrou’s provincial house on August 17, Afilal stated that the drain on the province’s water supply requires that “strict measures” must be taken.The province’s low water supply is caused by the high exploitation of water resources for various means, especially agriculture, said the Secretariat of State in charge of water in a communique. The situation has also been aggravated by other factors related to climate change and by a decrease of water levels due to drought over the last two years.The meeting was also intended as an opportunity to present solutions to the water shortage.Fortifying Water SuppliesThe secretary announced several measures that will help reinforce water security and develop water resources, emphasizing the necessity to adopt lasting development models based on participatory and solidarity approaches.The project is intended to strengthen drinking water supplies in the towns of Ribat El Kheir and the center of Oulad Mkoudou through several phases.The first phase seeks to retrofit drilling at Oulad Mkoudou with an application rate of 80 l/s.The second phase aims to improve water supplies through the creation of two unit flow stations of a capacity rate of 50 l/s.The third measure will consist of the installation of a water supply pipe on 10.5 kilometers and an aligning device for electric conductors.The last phase will be to provide an elevated storage capacity of 500 m3 in Ribat El Kheir.The state’s general budget allocated MAD 18 million for this project. The construction works are expected to take eight months.The project seeks to reduce Ribat El Kheir’s deficit in the production of drinking water, recorded for the second summer season, caused by the decline in the productivity of the ground water resources exploited by the National Office for Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE) in thevicinity of this center. The flow that will be established is expected to satisfy the needs of Sefrou until 2040.Douar Mqatla will also benefit from this project. The town will also benefit from another project aimed to provide the town with access to drinking water.Sefrou’s Mdez DamA dam will also be constructed in the Sefrou province, announced Afilal. The project is intended to have an important socio-economic impact on the province, providing new employment opportunities, and improvement of skills of the local workforce, and the development of eco-tourism in the area.“Through the completion of the works, drinking water to neighboring centers will be provided, with the possibility of producing hydroelectric power,” Afilal said.The Sefrou province dam project has received a budget of MAD 1.4 billion. Construction started in 2014 and is expected to be completed by the end of the 2018.Serious ProblemThe problem of water scarcity has recently become the focus of discussions by the Moroccan government.During a parliamentary session on July 25, Head of Government Saadeddine El Othmani warned that “Morocco is suffering from a lack of water supply and a rise of demand.”“Year after year, there is a deficit between water demand and supply,” said El Othmani. Studies conducted by Moroccan authorities have shown that the annual water per capita share have been dropping at an alarming rate.“In 1980, the amount of water available was up to 2500 cubic meters per capita; however, the share dropped drastically to 720 cubic meters per capita in 2013,” the Head of Government said.The working session was held as part of the Secretariat’s visits to municipalities suffering from problems related to potable water supply, and saw the presence of provincial governor, Abdelhak Hamdaou, President of Sefrou’s Regional Council, Mohamed Ozlamad, presidents of municipalities, representatives of external services, representatives of the National Office for Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE), as well as several parliamentarians and elected representatives. read more

On World Prematurity Day UN stresses importance of improving childrens health

“On World Prematurity Day, I urge all partners to recognize the vital importance of addressing prematurity as we strive to improve women’s and children’s health,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in remarks on the Day.“Intensifying our focus on prematurity will sustain gains in child survival, accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], and help lay the groundwork for ending all preventable deaths of women and children by 2030,” he added.World Prematurity Day is part of the Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, which was created to advance the Millennium Goals 4 and 5, to reduce under-five child and maternal mortality by two thirds and three fourths, respectively. The movement, which was launched four years ago, has grown to include 300 partners and 400 financial, policy and service delivery commitments.“Adding to the successful Every Woman Every Child movement, WHO [World Health Organization] and partners have been working on two complementary approaches: the Every Newborn Action Plan, led by WHO and UNICEF [the UN Children’s Fund] and adopted by 194 countries at the World Health Assembly this year, and Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality,” said Dr. Flavia Bustreo, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health.The two programmes have articulated strategies and set targets to improve maternal and child health in the post-MDG era, Dr. Bustreo noted.Some of the highest rates of preterm deaths are in West Africa, particularly in the countries currently dealing with the challenges of the Ebola virus.Of the estimated 6.3 million deaths of children under the age of five in 2013, complications from preterm births accounted for nearly 1.1 million deaths, according to new findings published in The Lancet. The findings come from a research team coordinated by Dr. Robert Black of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, together with WHO and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.Specifically, the research found that direct complications from preterm births accounted for 965,000 deaths during the first 28 days of life, with an additional 125,000 deaths between the ages of one month and five years. Other main causes for young child deaths include pneumonia, which killed 935,000 children under five, and childbirth complications, which caused 720,000 deaths.Research to learn why preterm births occur is now under way. The efforts, backed by $250 million in new funding, involve more than 200 researchers and are expected to identify ways to prevent or alleviate the health problem within three to five years. To mark this year’s Day, more than 200 countries, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, and medical and health organizations will participate. In addition, some 60 countries have planned special events that focus on prematurity and premature babies. read more

Mens U18 ECh Germany wins gold

Austriagermany handballhandball youthU18 Handball championships ← Previous Story Hungary beats France in Dunkerque! Next Story → Youngstar Matej Asanin to Ademar Leon! Ranking In the exciting final match at the Men’s U18 European Championship in Austria, Germany wins gold medal over Sweden 30:29. Denmark wins bronze medal against Spain 37:32.All Star Team:Goalkeeper : Niklas Kraft (SWE)Left Wing : Matic Verdinek (SLO)Left Back : Marko Mamic (CRO)Center Back : Simon Ernst (GER)Pivot : Diego Martin (ESP)Right Back : Niklas Vest Kirklökke (DEN)Right Wing : Kasper Kildelund (DEN)Best Defense player : Marcel Engels (GER)Most Valuabla Player : Pontus Zettermann (SWE)Top Scorer : Luka Maros (SUI) – 60 goals 1.Germany2.Sweden3.Denmark4.Spain5.Slovenia6.Austria7.Croatia8.Belarus9.Norway10.Serbia11.Romania12.France13.Switzerland14.Czech Republic15.Iceland16.Finland read more

PMs Remarks at Bahamas Stripings Venture Capital Fund Launch

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Nassau –Cabinet ColleaguesMr. Atario Mitchell, President and Founder, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies; Allen Albury, Managing Director;Dominic Stirrup, Director of Business Development;Invited Guests;Ladies and GentlemenMany of you in this audience would recall that it was only a few months back, June, 10th, to be exact, that I had the opportunity of being with Atario and the principals of his company and the employees of Bahamas Striping as the company celebrated its 7th Anniversary.     It was a wonderful occasion which, together with some of my Parliamentary colleagues, we thoroughly enjoyed.At that time, you had built your celebrations around the theme of the mustard seed, a theme taken from the Bible which we all know.     The mustard seed, though the smallest of seeds has the potential to grow into the mightiest of trees, far exceeding its small beginnings.I am happy to note that this is indeed the model of growth of Bahamas Striping and to be quite frank, it has far exceeded what it thought would have been its potential.There are many lessons to be learnt from the exponential growth and development of this company, and I never allow an opportunity to pass without publicly lauding Atario Mitchell for what he has been able to accomplish.  This enterprise is a shining example of that dictum that give an individual an inch and he will achieve a mile. It speaks to the fact if given the opportunity, ordinary – – and I stress the word ordinary – Bahamians have the will and determination to succeed at anything.I have read Atario’s own testimony and it is worth quoting in full because through his own words, he says it so well:“As a young person, I did not come from a rich family, I had no political connection, I didn’t graduate at the top of my class but today in a progressive Bahamas, I have through hard work success is possible.”Let me remind this audience and to those who will perhaps read and listen to what I have to say that this reality that we have today in Bahamas Striping was created under another Free National Government.  It was in 2010 that this enterprise was started through a grant from the Self-Starter Program launched by a previous FNM Government.  I am pleased that the Free National Movement has had a longstanding commitment to youth and business development.I go on record by stating that youth entrepreneurial empowerment will be a major focus of my administration as we see this as a means of tackling some of our long entrenched problems in our urban areas such as unemployment, crime and social anomie.Today, I have come to endorse the efforts of Bahamas Striping in going far beyond its remit in launching what is really a private venture capital fund.  It is my understanding that the company has taken $1m of its funds and will use it to establish funding opportunities to young adults who can come forward with bankable proposals that would allow them the opportunity to get a leg up in the world of business. This is genuine and this is new and it should be applauded.I need not tell you that there are countless examples of young individuals who have ideas to start a business enterprise but who have nowhere to turn to find the first red penny to advance their proposals.  They are unable to obtain funding through the established commercial banks and quite naturally they would not have the connections or the knowledge to obtain private financing.  And so what happens, the dream is deferred, and the dream dies. Needless to say, this leads to personal frustration and social explosion.  And so I applaud this new initiative by Bahamas Striping as it has the potential to open the doors for many.One of today’s realities is that the private sector must expand.  It must be that sector of our economy that must be bold and imaginative.  We know that the public sector is already overburdened when it comes to creating new employment and so any opportunity that the private sector has to expand and create new employment should be welcomed.Another point that is really very important, that I wish to highlight, is this — and the story of the development of Bahamas Striping bears this out.  Our economy needs small and medium enterprises to grow and become successful. More often than not, these are the companies that employ those who are marginalized and who may not fit into the conventional mainstream of employable skills.  But the market place must find room for such young men and women, and often the best way to do this is allowing such persons to do their own thing.Finally, if I were to make an observation for the benefit of those who will be approving and monitoring these small grants and loans, and it is this. Be on the lookout for those who bring creativity and enthusiasm to their proposals.Today, it is so commonplace to see everyone doing the same thing. While healthy competition is good, one must be careful not to dismiss out of hand, that proposal that might go against the grain.  Our economy needs all types to grow and to flourish and we must be on the lookout for these types of individuals.That having been said, we know of the ever growing demand for those who would wish to do landscaping and gardening services, courier/delivery services, trucking and haulage, grooming and beauty business, food and drinks vending services and so on.  Not everyone has to become a mechanic or a contractor or the likes. Find that for which there is a demand and then create a service.I would repeat that which I said earlier. My Government is committed to helping the small man. We believe that he has a stake in the economic growth of The Bahamas and we will put our resources to work for you.On my last visit with you, I mentioned the culture of training with which Bahamas stripping is imbued. The training and empowerment of young men is a cornerstone of your corporate culture.  You are not only a center of excellence.  You are also a center of hope.  You are an example for other young entrepreneurs.But the Government is also doing its part when it comes to training. Just across the street from the headquarters of Bahamas Striping is the BTVI.  Then there is the National Training Agency which only recently enrolled its 8th cohort of students and which is preparing young people for the world of work and enterprise.  And of course, at the highest level, there is the University of The Bahamas. My point is that an array of training is available in many forms and I encourage our young people to take advantage of such training.I congratulate Bahamas Striping for that which it is launching today. This will have a profound impact on the lives of many young people by giving them that much needed jump-start to their lives.I thank Bahamas Striping for what they will do.  I wish to assure you of my fullest support on a personal level, and of course, you know that you can depend on the co-operation of my Government.Congratulations and thank you! Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

The Morning Press Camas state heartbreaker snow in Clark County nonprofits pay

first_imgCamas captains, from left, Drew Clarkson, Reilly Hennessey, Nate Beasley and Zach Eagle take the field for the final time for the coin toss of the State 4A championship game at the Tacoma Dome, Saturday, December 7, 2013. (Steven Lane/The Columbian) This cold snap is snapping records. How long will it continue? Check out the week’s weather forecast for Clark County here.This weekend’s top stories and news you may have missed:Camas loses state title game to Chiawana on game’s final playTACOMA — This team had one purpose. This team was built for a state championship. This was not a team happy just to get here, to the final game of the 2013 Washington high school football season. So when it all came crashing down, when they had the ultimate prize ripped away from them on the last play, well, the Camas Papermakers were simply in a state of shock.They quietly accepted the second-place trophy, then found friends, family, and of course, each other, looking for support.There really was nothing else to do.The Chiawana Riverhawks scored two touchdowns in the final minute to stun the Papermakers 27-26 in the Class 4A state high school football championship game Saturday night in the Tacoma Dome.Read the full story here.Snow causes crashes, school closures in Clark CountyA morning shot of snowfall snarled traffic, caused dozens of crashes and closed some schools around Clark County on Friday.last_img read more

Greek Mythology writeoff sees Amax International issue FY19 profit warning on widened

first_img RelatedPosts Load More Amax International proposes new company name Hong Kong airport shut down as analysts warn protests having negative impact on Macau GGR Amax revealed in February that it had made the decision to write off its Greek Mythology stake after failing to make any headway in its lengthy pursuit of financial records from the former management firm.Having been unable to complete its own financial records in the 18 months since, Amax instead agreed to sell its 24.8% stake to a local Macau investment firm, Fu Po International Limited, for just HK$38,000.Greek Mythology was closed in December 2015 under order of the DICJ, with the Macau Government Tourism Office subsequently ordering The Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel in which the casino was housed to cease operations on 22 July 2016. The hotel’s license was revoked on 12 January 2017. Asian gaming investor Amax International Holdings has issued a profit warning for the year ended 31 March 2019, stating it expects to record an “obvious increase in loss” when compared with the loss of HK$52.8 million (US$6.7 million) recorded in FY18.In a filing, Amax said the widened loss in 2019 was mainly due to an impairment loss in the amount of HK$353.6 million made after the company wrote off its entire 24.8% stake in closed Macau casino Greek Mythology, plus HK$28.5 million in cash owed by the casino’s former management company Greek Mythology (Macau) Entertainment Group Corporation Limited. Landing International, Imperial Pacific issue profit warnings ahead of expected 1H19 losseslast_img read more

Officers pass out fliers in search of NWMD hitandrun driver

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are stepping up their efforts to find a hit-and-run driver.Officers passed out fliers, Monday, in Northwest Miami-Dade in an effort to find the person responsible for hitting a woman last Thursday.The 60-year-old victim was crossing at the intersection near Northwest 27th Avenue and 24th Street when the car slammed into her.The victim was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center in serious condition.Detectives are searching for a black Nissan Titan pickup truck.If you have any information on this hit and run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Readers Digest Sells World Almanac

first_imgNew York City-based Infobase Publishing, a publisher of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets, has acquired the World Almanac brand from World Almanac Education Group, which reported to the Reader’s Digest Association’s Reader’s Digest Community. Terms of the deal, which closed August 20, were not disclosed.According to Infobase president Mark McDonnell, the deal “was a small one, from RDA’s perspective, and one that they could get done before its bankruptcy filing.” Last week, RDA officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an attempt to reduce the company’s debt from $2.2 billion to $550 million. As part of the pre-packaged deal, RDA’s senior lenders will exchange a “substantial portion” of the company’s $1.6 billion in senior secured debt for equity. As part of the transaction, Infobase acquired The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac for Kids and The World Almanac Book of Records. Earlier this year, the World Almanac Education Group shut down World Almanac Education Library Services, a book distribution service.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time General Manager at Super Service TodayFull-Time Dispatcher/CSR at Super Service TodayFull-Time Laborer at Super Service TodayFull-Time Drain Cleaning Experts at Super Service TodayFull-Time Sales Representative at UniFirstFull-Time Inside Sales Representative at UniFirstFull-Time Outside Sales Representative at UniFirstFull-Time Services Technician at AramarkPart-Time Overnight Warehouse Associate at Optima ShippingFull-Time Pesticide Applicator at Garrick-Santo Landscape Co.(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

RBI plans series of steps to boost economys liquidity ahead of Lok

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai.ReutersThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shares the government’s worries about the economy’s liquidity squeeze with Prime Minister Narendra Modi facing a general election in a few weeks. Since former bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das has taken over from Urjit Patel as governor, the RBI has taken several steps to address the liquidity crisis, which the government thinks is affecting the feel-good effect that the economy needs to generate during a general election.Economists widely believe that the RBI will follow up with another round of rate cut, dividend transfer to the government and dollar-rupee swap auction to ignite growth in the next couple of weeks.The RBI’s monetary policy committee is meeting next week and most experts in a Bloomberg survey believed there could be a second round of 25-basis-point rate cut since Das took over in December, neutralising the rate hikes during his predecessor’s term. Patel finally stepped down after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and independent members on the RBI board put pressure on him.Apart from the rate cut, economists expect the RBI to pay another dividend to the government ahead of the elections. Reports say the central bank that paid the government Rs 28,000 crore in January will follow up by releasing another tranche of the total Rs 40,000 crore that it was expected to release until the end of April.”The new governor is seen as more amenable to the government’s wish to keep policy loose and boost growth,” Shilan Shah, senior India economist at Capital Economics in Singapore, told Bloomberg. “Headline inflation is low and that gives the RBI room to cut, which, coming as it would just before an election, should provide a boost to sentiment.”The benign inflation situation that remains within the targeted four per cent allows the RBI enough elbow room to play around with the interest rates. Sources say the RBI expects inflation to stay below that threshold until the end of the year. Indian farmers take part in a march organised by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) organization and Communist Party of India (Marxist) along with other leftist groups, as they call for pro-farmer legislation in the Indian parliament, in New Delhi on November 30, 2018. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty ImagesThough the market still thinks Prime Minister Modi will lead the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) back to power after the staggered general election the results of which are scheduled on May 23, the slowdown is seen as a setback to the government. The government’s performance, particularly on the job front, has been disappointing.The RBI has eased banking norms on non-performing assets (NPA) to bring in more liquidity to the banking sector in an attempt to stimulate growth in the micro, small and medium enterprises sector (MSME). The first tranche of RBI dividend payment this year helped the North Block recapitalize some of the most distressed public sector banks including the Punjab National Bank, hit by the Nirav Modi scam.The RBI will go for the second $5-billion dollar-rupee swap in a month on April 23, according to a notification. It bought $5 billion through a similar swap auction on March 26. The central bank, apparently, has been encouraged by the success of the first option when market participants offered up to $16.31 billion against the notified $5 billion in the first auction.last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes      Follow StokeonTrentLive    Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .    Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like!   Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter .   Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .    Key EventsIncident in Stone10:3718:34Latest on A50A50 partially blocked due to accident, two vehicles involved and oil spillage at A5005 Lightwood Road (Longton / Dresden turnoff). Traffic is coping well. Note change of location.Police have confirmed the incident is on the exit slip road towards Longton and not the A50. Officers on scene are awaiting recovery.17:58Two vehicle accident on A50A50 partially blocked due to accident, two vehicles involved at A5005 Lightwood Road (Longton / Dresden turnoff). Traffic is coping well.Officers on scene are awaiting recovery. 17:51A50 reported to be partially blockedA50 partially blocked due to accident at A5005 Lightwood Road (Longton / Dresden turnoff). Traffic is coping well. 17:11Teenager stabbed outside Staffordshire schoolTwo people have been arrested following the incident. More here.16:38M6 slip road closed due to lorry fireThe fire service are making their way to the scene. More here.15:28Armed police called to Stoke-on-Trent street about gun at house Armed police were called to reports of a firearm at a property on the street. More here. 12:40Busy but moving in SmallthorneA5272 Hanley Road / High Lane busy but moving around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts). 11:24It’s mental health awareness weekThis week’s it’s the #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek join us on @VirginTrains @crewestation for a friendly chat & pick up info and details for a variety of agencies that help anyone concerned about mental health. @mentalhealth @RailwayChildren @samaritans #RethinkMentaIllness— BTP Cheshire (@BTPCheshire) May 14, 201910:37KEY EVENTIncident in StoneThe scene off Priory Road, StoneMore here.10:36Breakdown on M6One lane closed and very slow traffic due to broken down vehicle with a gear box issue on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Travel time is 20 minutes.Lane one (of three) is closed. 09:16And in Waterloo Road Usual congestion on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 09:15Busy in Leek RoadA52 Leek Road in both directions busy but moving at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). Travel time is six minutes. 08:45Slow in Trent Vale Slow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 08:36Arsons in CreweWe have seen a small increase in deliberate fires around the Electricity Street area. If you have any information regarding firesetting in this area please phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Together we can reduce these unnecessary, costly and environmentally damaging incidents— Crewe Fire Station (@CreweFireStn) May 14, 201907:46Busy in Meir and Weston Coyney- Heavy traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). Travel time is four minutes.- Queuing traffic on A520 Weston Road in both directions at A5272 Park Hall Road. 07:30Congestion at CobridgeUsual congestion on A53 Elder Road around A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights). 07:30Queues forming on the A500- Queuing traffic on A500 D Road Westbound from A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange, Trent Vale) to M6 J15 (Stoke-On-Trent, Hanchurch).- Queuing traffic on A500 Westbound from Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off, Millend) to M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe, Barthomley).07:16Your weather this morning…Good morning, A cold start with frost in places, but soon clearing in the sunshine. Skies will stay mainly clear, except for the odd patch of cloud. It will be warm during the afternoon, although a little fresher along some coasts. ^Barny— Met Office (@metoffice) May 14, 201907:11Busy on the D-Road too…Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. 07:10Delays on the A50 in Uttoxeter Queuing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). 07:10Good morning!Welcome to our daily live blog! Driver named following fatal collision Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Tuesday, May 14. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. 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Malaysia welcomes Aussies to homestay experience

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Hj. Sahariman Hamdan Mohd Daud Mohd Arifcenter_img Tourism Malaysia has targeted Australia as a key source market for its unique homestay programme, set to feed the Australian traveller’s appetite for authentic cultural and sustainable experiences. Speaking at a Sydney seminar last night, Malaysia Homestay Association president and self-admitted “village boy” Haji Sahariman Hamdan said he would love to bring Australians into his home.“When you come to my home, you are part of my family,” Hj. Sahariman said.“We share the same dining room, the same kitchen and the same toilet (but at different times),” the charismatic speaker joked.Working with the very supportive Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia in Australia, the Homestay Association intends to increase promotion and development of homestay packages to Australians.“There is potential to offer Australian travellers a very affordable, convenient and above all authentic cultural experience in Malaysia,” Tourism Malaysia Australia director Shahrin Mokhtar said. Last year 68,000 tourists experienced a Malaysian homestay, most coming from Japan, Korea and Singapore.This is a big jump compared to 1995, when the homestay programme officially launched at Hj. Sahariman house.Proof of the programme’s popularity is the percentage of return visits, Hj. Sahariman said, but added that no homestay experience is the same, a reflection of Malaysia’s diverse population and landscape.Offering 4,414 rooms across 142 villages, each homestay experience is unique, Ministry of Tourism Malaysia senior principal assistant secretary Mohd Daud Mohd Arif said.According to Modh Daud, the Malaysian government sees the homestay programme “as a tool for the eradication of poverty”, such that participants are “rural custodians”, given the training and experience to become “micro business controllers”.“We want to trickle down tourism receipts as far as possible to everyone in the country,” he said.“It’s not accommodation we are trying to sell.“We want to share with you the Malaysian lifestyle.”Mohd Daud announced the recently launched Malaysia Rail Tourism packages, which can take travellers by train from Singapore to explore the east coast of Malaysia while staying in ‘kampung’ houses along the way.“When people come, they smile. When they go, they cry,” Hj. Sahariman said.last_img read more

Delays strike Qantas again

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Passengers flying with Qantas today are expected to experience delays of up to 60 minutes on some of the carrier’s domestic services as staff strike for the fourth time over the past three weeks.With disruptions commencing early yesterday, the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) has coordinated its members to stop work for one hour at the start of their shift.With up to 1,609 passengers expected to experience delays today, disturbances are expected to pick up late this week as the Transport Workers Union (TWU) announced a walk-out of its members on the last day of school holidays, 7 October.The two hour strike will take place during travel peak period from 4.00pm and has been described by the carrier’s group executive Olivia Wirth as cynical and a “disgrace”. “This is nothing less than a campaign to cause anxiety and inconvenience for Qantas customers and intimidate Qantas management,” Ms Wirth said.  “Once again, the union has deliberately chosen to go on strike at a time that will hurt travellers – families returning from school holidays or businesspeople returning from interstate meetings. “Taking strike action does nothing to progress negotiations – in fact, the union leadership is doing its members a disservice.”However, TWU secretary Tony Sheldon explained the strike had received “overwhelming” support for its members and is a “big step” for its members seeking job security.“If Qantas management fails to show signs of genuine engagement in negotiations, rolling stoppages may commence from next week,” Mr Sheldon warned. “Qantas employees are primarily seeking job security over the life of a new EBA. “The company has so far failed to respond to those claims, simply because it is now led by bean-counters who put job security and Australia’s national interest way behind the naked pursuit of profit.”Ms Wirth disagreed claiming the union’s demands are not “sustainable” for the carrier.“We are willing to negotiate reasonable pay increases, but the TWU is asking us to agree to rates 12 per cent higher than it accepted in its new deal with Virgin (and which includes a wage freeze and a lower pay scale for new starters),” she explained.  “This would give Virgin a significant competitive advantage over Qantas.”The carrier is working on a contingency plan to minimise disruptions, however Ms Wirth stressed that flight cancellation and high delays are likely. On a positive note and a step forward in changes announced earlier this year, Qantas has unveiled the first of nine B474-400 fitted with state-of-the-art Airbus A380 interior.The aircraft is part of the carrier’s plan to build a modern business and will service the airline’s Brisbane to Los Angeles route. last_img read more

British Airways and the Red Arrows meet again

first_imgBritish Airways and the Red ArrowsBritish Airways and the Red Arrows meet againSpectators at the world’s largest military air show delighted at a fly-past by a specially decorated British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows.Flight BA100 lead the display at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20 and was flanked by nine Hawk jets belonging to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, who trailed British Airways’ signature red, white and blue colours.The special Boeing 747 has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery to mark British Airways’ centenary this year.Watch the fly-past here.Senior First Officer Tom Perrins was at the controls, while Captain Richard Allen-Williams was in command of the aircraft. They were joined on the flight deck by Captain Simon Scholey and Captain Jonny Lutton.Also on board was cabin crew member, Julia Lowes, whose brother Flight Lieutenant Dan Lowes is Red 9. Julia, who was in the cabin during the fly-past, waved to her older brother who was flying behind.Julia Lowes said: “I only joined British Airways four months ago and this is Dan’s last year flying in the Reds so the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Dan and I have both pursued our dream careers, but to fly together is something I’d never have imagined. It was fantastic watching Dan in action from the BOAC aircraft. Aviation is a very much a family affair as our Dad was a 747 Captain and our younger brother is a First Officer.”Captain Richard Allen-Williams said: “We hope the sight of our BOAC liveried Boeing747 provided a wonderfully nostalgic moment for the Air Tattoo audience today. It was a huge honour for us to fly alongside the Red Arrows at RAF Fairford and to do so in our centenary year is even more special.”Squadron Leader Martin Pert, Red 1 and Team Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, said: “Flying alongside this British Airways Boeing 747 is an incredibly memorable moment for our pilots and those watching on the ground. The Royal Air Force’s own centenary celebrations – marked a year ago – demonstrated the importance of using these high-profile occasions to inspire the next generation and we hope this flypast did exactly that. It was a truly best of British flypast.”The airline has a long history of displaying in the Air Tattoo and first joined the flying programme in 1985 when Concorde and the Red Arrows flew together in a dramatic display. In the early 2000s several British Airways 747s and 777s performed a fly past, and in 2013, the airline performed with the Red Arrows once again, to the delight of the large Air Tattoo crowd.Source = British Airwayslast_img read more

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