Man Utd chief Woodward moves for Juventus attacker Douglas Costaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United chief Ed Woodward is launching a bid for Juventus attacker Douglas Costa.The Sun says Woodward lined up Juventus star Costa before axing Jose Mourinho.It is claimed Mourinho learnt of the plans to sign the Brazilian shortly before he was sacked.Costa has slipped down the pecking order at Juve following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, despite turning his loan into a permanent deal in the same transfer window.Mourinho had clashed with Woodward and the United board over the failure to land transfer targets. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
NEW DELHI: A man and his five-year-old son were killed on Saturday allegedly in a hit and run case after a tempo hit them while they were crossing a road in northeast Delhi’s Nand Nagri.According to police, the deceased were identified as Rajpal (45), a resident of Hathgai near Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh and his five year old toddler son named Shiva. According to the police, the incident was reported at around 5.20 am early morning. Rajpal and his son were crossing a road near the DTC depot, when a speeding tempo hit them and fled the spot. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticRajpal’s wife and their another daughter were walking behind at a distance when the incident occurred, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast), Atul Kumar Thakur said. Originally from Shahjahanpur, Rajpal worked as a labourer. He along with his wife and children were on their way to meet their elder daughter, who is married and lives in Nand Nagri area, the officer said. The father-son duo were rushed to Guru Tej Bahadur (GTB) hospital where they were declared brought dead. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderA case was registered and a witness shared the registration number of the offending vehicle, he said. Soon, a police team was sent in search f the offending vehicle. By evening the Delhi Police succeeded in arresting the driver. The tempo driver, Sambhu Kumar (38), who is a Karol Bagh resident, was arrested and his vehicle has been seized, police a senior police officer. Earlier on July 18, a 24-year-old CRPF constable was killed and two others were left injured after a college student jumped a red light and rammed his Mercedes into their car in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash area. The accused, identified as Sandhiya Garg, 19, was arrested. The incident occurred on Thursday night at Archana crossing on BRT. A 35-year-old radio jockey was arrested on July 6 in connection with an alleged hit-and-run case in which a man had died in the intervening night of June 29 and 30. The accused, Ankit Gulati, a resident of East Patel Nagar, was arrested from his residence.
New Delhi: The pilot project envisaged for rolling out simplified monthly GST return forms from April 1 has been deferred and the new forms would be made available once they the notified and the software is ready. The GST Council had in July last year decided that the simplified GST return forms — Sahaj and Sugam — would be rolled out on a pilot basis from April 1, 2019, while mandatory filing across the country would kick in from July. In July last year, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) had come out with the draft GST returns forms and sought comments from stakeholders. Under the new return filing format, taxpayers who have no purchases, no output tax liability and no input tax credit in any quarter of the financial year would have to file one ‘Nil’ return for the entire quarter. Facility for filing quarterly return shall also be available by an SMS. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe new return filing format would replace the current requirement of filing final sales return GSTR-1; but as per the plan, summary sales return GSTR-3B would continue for some time. “The pilot project of new return filing has been deferred. New date would be decided. The forms would be notified first; following which, the pilot would be launched. Systems are being developed for the new forms,” an official said. Small taxpayers, with turnover of up to Rs 5 crore in the last financial year, can file quarterly return with monthly payment of taxes on self-declaration basis. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe return form ‘Sahaj’ is for businesses which make supplies to only consumers (B2C). It includes details of outward supplies and inward supplies attracting reverse charge as well as summary of inward supplies for claiming input tax credit (ITC). Also, such B2C businesses will have to show harmonised system nomenclature (HSN)-wise summary of supplies and interest and late fee liability details along with payment of tax and verification. HSN is a code number to specify a particular product. Besides, businesses making supplies to both businesses (B2B) and consumers (B2C) have to file returns form ‘Sugam’. It includes summary of supplies made and tax liability, summary of inward supplies for claiming ITC, along with details of interest due and tax payment. When goods and services tax (GST) was rolled out from July 1, 2017, a three-stage monthly return filing system was set up — GSTR-1 (sales return), GSTR-2 (purchase return) and GSTR-3 (final returns based on GSTR-1 and 2 matching). However, with businesses facing trouble, the GST Council decided in November 2017 to keep filing of GSTR-2 and 3 in abeyance. It also introduced a simpler GSTR-3B to facilitate easier return filing and tax payment.
Taroudant – Moroccan human rights organizations called on the government to enable blind people and those with vision impairments to vote independently in the upcoming municipal elections using the Braille tactile writing system.In a statement issued on August 27, the Alliance for the Advancement of the Rights of Persons in the Status of Disability and the Moroccan Association for the Physically Disabled demanded the government to grant blind and vision-impaired voters the right to vote using Braille ballot papers in the upcoming Municipal and Regional elections.The human rights associations also urged Moroccan authorities to “provide the necessary logistics in all the voting offices, and equip them in a way that facilitates the voting process for all persons in the status of disability, especially those who use wheelchairs.” The associations, in defense of the people with disabilities, highlighted the “failure” of the country’s political parties to address the issues of disability and the “negligence of the rights of people in the status of disability in the political parties’ Electoral Programs.”The statement stressed that “political parties should raise awareness of the importance of participation and involvement of people in the status of disability in the political life,” calling on political parties to adopt objectivity and a human rights-based approach in the making of their electoral programs, and to refrain from exploiting the issue of disabilities only to attract more votes.
OTTAWA — The auto sector rates nary a mention in the published list of U.S. objectives for the renegotiation of NAFTA.But senior Canadian officials privately believe the automotive industry is actually at the root of American demands for changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement and will be the key to the success — or failure — of negotiations to revamp the trilateral deal.Donald Trump, they note, rode a wave of anti-trade sentiment to victory in last fall’s presidential election, propelled by an unabashedly protectionist, America-first agenda, including a threat to rip up NAFTA, which he called “the worst trade deal in the history” of the United States.It was a populist message that tapped into long-simmering resentment over the exodus of American manufacturing operations — including the Big Three automakers and auto parts plants — to Mexico. And it resonated particularly loudly with voters in the 14 auto-producing states, 12 of which ultimately delivered their electoral college votes to Trump.Now, Canadian officials believe the success of the NAFTA renegotiation, set to start Aug. 16, hinges on Trump’s ability to claim a win on the auto front. And they believe the route to that victory lies in stricter labour and environmental standards to minimize Mexico’s low-wage advantage.It’s an issue on which Canadian and American interests are largely aligned. Some stark statistics compiled by Unifor, the union representing autoworkers in Canada, explain why:— Mexico buys just eight per cent of North American-made vehicles but employs 45 per cent of the continent’s auto workers.— Since NAFTA came into effect in 1994, four assembly plants in Canada and 10 in the United States have closed; eight new plants have opened in Mexico.— U.S. and Canadian vehicle and auto parts trade deficits with Mexico have grown exponentially — a four-fold increase for Canada, from $1.6 billion pre-NAFTA to $8.7 billion now.And all those disturbing numbers are explained by another stark statistic: Mexican autoworkers earn an average of about $4 per hour, compared to $30-$35 per hour in the U.S. and Canada.Rebalancing the auto industry so that all three countries get a fair share of investment and jobs “will be the biggest piece of the puzzle, I would suggest, in NAFTA,” says Unifor president Jerry Dias.On that score, there’s some urgency for Canada and the U.S., both of which hope to regain a bigger share of the pie as the auto industry embarks on historic investments in the next generation of vehicles: electric and self-driving cars.While the U.S. list of objectives for NAFTA negotiations doesn’t mention the auto sector specifically, it does call for stiffer rules of origin and more stringent, enforceable environmental and labour standards — which would have a direct bearing on the automotive industry.Unifor supports those American objectives. The union wants to see the rules of origin beefed up so that vehicles must have at least 70 per cent North American-made content — up from the current 62.5 per cent — to be eligible to move duty-free between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.That’s aimed primarily at forcing Asian and European automakers and Chinese producers of auto electronics to build more plants in North America.Automakers, however, are vehemently opposed to raising the minimum content requirement, which they argue is already the highest of any trade agreement in the world.“Any changes to the duty-free access and content rules will disrupt the highly integrated supply chains and reduce the massive benefits, undermining the global competitiveness of that integrated automotive industry we talk about,” Mark Nantais, president of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, told the House of Commons trade committee last May.David Paterson, vice-president of General Motors Canada Ltd., reminded the committee that a vehicle built in North America can cross borders seven times during the manufacturing process. Tracing the content of every part already requires “a lot of bureaucracy.”“Under the category ‘do no harm,’ we must set out to reduce, not add, red tape,” he said. “We would prefer to see tracing eliminated.”On this issue, the government appears to be siding with the automakers.Rather than focus on rules of origin, senior Canadian officials — speaking anonymously because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter — said strengthening labour and environmental standards would be a more effective way to reduce Mexico’s disproportionate share of auto investment and jobs.The objective, one official stressed, is not to stop auto production in Mexico, but to close the wage gap so Mexican workers benefit while making the other two NAFTA partners more competitive.Mexico would not be averse to measures that would raise the standard of living for its workers, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, suggested in an interview.“The question really is over what period of time and how you achieve that,” MacNaughton said.“Also, we need to make sure that living standards and good paying middle-class jobs in Canada and the United States continue to be created, too. So the question is, can you find a way to create that win-win-win?”Currently, NAFTA includes side deals on labour and the environment — essentially just aspirational goals to improve working conditions and committing each country to enforce its own labour and environmental standards.That has allowed Mexico to take advantage of its low wage rate, lack of free collective bargaining and non-existent health, safety and environmental standards to lure auto companies looking for the cheapest place to set up shop, says Dias.That advantage would diminish if companies operating in Mexico were compelled to abide by standards similar to those applied in the U.S. and Canada. Dias advocates strict timelines for raising wages and penalizing companies that don’t meet them.“There’s going to have to be a wholesale change in the system,” Dias says.“Corporations are going to have to be more responsible, they’re going to have to start to treat people better, they’re going to have to start to pay them respectfully.”— With additional reporting by Alexander Panetta in Washington
Coppens said MSF is continuing mental health support in the neighbouring district of Mullaitivu. She is hopeful that other agencies, as well as the Sri Lankan authorities, will honour commitments to provide aid of this kind.Restrictions on aid groups working in the former war zone have now been removed, she said. This should help bring in better-equipped charities to train doctors and nurses, and mainstream mental health support into general public healthcare.“We will continue to watch the situation there. So we will not abandon the people,” Coppens said. “We will continue to follow and if the situation worsens, we will continue to assist again.” (Reuters AlertNet) MSF announced on April 5 that it was shutting down a programme counselling survivors of the Indian Ocean island’s almost three-decade-long conflict, most of whom witnessed the deaths of loved ones. “We talked to many people – patients, authorities, staff – and there were different feelings about us closing down,” she added. “Of course, people were not happy that we were leaving… and the sense that people felt abandoned is partly true, but not a feeling I got across the board.”Almost three years since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended, experts say thousands of people are still living in torment, haunted by memories of the final months of fighting between separatist Tamil Tigers and government forces. Coppens said the decision to close it had been difficult because of the ongoing need for support.“MSF opens a project knowing that when the situation changes, we will eventually shift our resources to other emergency crises. Knowing when to open is pretty easy,” she said.“Deciding when to close is always less clear. Closures are always difficult because the situation is never perfect, but it is time for MSF to put its resources into operations that are more in line with our mandate as an emergency humanitarian relief organisation,” she added. As a result, many of the war-affected exhibit anti-social behaviour and experience flashbacks, hallucinations, nightmares and suicidal thoughts.Mental stress over poor rehabilitation and resettlement, combined with a lack of jobs and hope, has also driven men, in particular, to alcoholism. There have been many reports of domestic violence, child abuse and family separation in war-hit communities.“DIFFICULT CLOSURE” Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has denied abandoning traumatised war survivors in Sri Lanka by closing down a mental health project in the north.Despite “massive needs”, the decision was made because MSF no longer deems it an emergency, the medical charity said. “There are still clearly massive mental health needs, but we felt that this was not something that MSF could continue as it requires longer-term support,” Katrien Coppens, MSF’s Sri Lanka operations manager, told AlertNet by phone from Amsterdam. MSF’s mental health project had run for 18 months in the island’s war-torn northern district of Kilinochchi, providing one-to-one counselling for almost 500 patients.
CPPIB’s billion-dollar cable company investment to give steady cash flows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jul 19, 2012 5:25 pm MDT TORONTO – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s joint deal to buy one of the largest U.S. cable companies for US$6.6 billion is expected to generate steady, predictable revenues, in line with the goals of the long-term investor.“Suddenlink is the seventh-largest operator in the U.S., operating in lower density cities and the leading operator in each of its core markets,” the CPPIB said Thursday.“As well, companies in this industry tend to generate fairly strong and predictable cash flows, which aligns with CPPIB’s long-term investment goals,” the board said in a statement.CPPIB said it will be working with European private equity firm BC Partners and members of the cable operator’s management team to acquire Suddenlink Communications, which is run by Cequel Communications Holdings LLC.The deal was announced late Wednesday, the same day Canadian cable provider Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA) said it was buying the 14th largest cable operator in the U.S., Atlantic Broadband, in a $1.36 billion deal.The acquisitions of cable companies providing TV service, Internet and telephone services may be seen as stable investments for services that consumers want and need.CPPIB likes to invest in safer sectors such as utilities and infrastructure, where it can generate incremental growth over many years.And while the big institutional investor â€” which invests the contributions to the Canada Pension Plan not immediately needed to pay out to retirees â€” has a track record of cautious and profitable investments, Cogeco shareholders punished the company for its similar move into the U.S. cable business.It’s the first big acquisition for Canada’s fourth-largest cable TV company since its failed venture into Portugal. Analysts noted that much of the billion-dollar foray into the U.S. would be funded with debt.Cogeco â€” which operates primarily in Ontario and Quebec â€” said its acquisition gives it a presence in five eastern states stretching from Pennsylvania to Florida and a platform for expansion in the United States.But Canadian telecommunications companies that have ventured into the U.S. have so far not met with much success.Both Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) and Shaw (TSX:SJR.B) â€” now Canada’s two largest cable companies â€” made attempts at different times several years ago, but later withdrew.In the Suddenlink acquisition, CPPIB and BC Partners will equally own the majority of the company and Suddenlink’s management will own the balance.The deal includes $1.99 billion of total equity to be invested by CPPIB, BC Partners and certain members of Suddenlink management.It also includes incremental debt of $500 million and the assumption of existing net liabilities of $4.09 billion as of March 31 this year.Suddenlink offers television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to over 1.4 million residential and commercial customers, primarily in Texas, West Virginia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.Its network covers three million homes.The company said its new partners would help it continue to grow.“This agreement will allow us to continue to invest in our infrastructure, new technology, and most importantly, our people,” Suddenlink’s chairman and CEO Jerry Kent said in a statement.
“The current blatant human rights violations around the globe, widespread impunity and lack of accountability, remind us that there is much to be done, Zoran Zaev told the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly. He also said “monstrous terrorist attacks have increased. Our actions must focus on prevention of violent extremism and radicalization as major factors for terrorist recruitment.” In that regard, he welcomed the establishment of the new structure of the UN Office for Countering Terrorism where one of the priorities areas is prevention. Turning next to the to the main theme of the debate, ‘Focusing on people: Striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet,’ Mr. Zaev said States must remain focused on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “This remarkable undertaking laid the foundations for future development framework. This has implications on many other important areas of common concern.” Many vital issues for global prosperity are related to implementation of the new Agenda, he said, and it is therefore important to continue to encourage and build new avenues of cooperation and new partnerships. “This is central for the integration of the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability. These are the fundamentals for development, a hopeful future, and our peace, stability and security.”Full statement available here
The RopeCon® system which transports platinum ore from Booysendal South to the existing processing plant has recently gone into operation. The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum, is relying on technology by Doppelmayr for their expansion project at the Booysendal concession. Every hour, at least 909 t of material will be transported over a distance of approximately 4.8 km through hilly terrain.The terrain between the new mining areas to the north of the Booysendal concession and the existing processing plant is challenging in terms of topography. In a straight line, a distance of some 4.8 km and a difference in elevation of 530 m must be covered. For the expansion of the Booysendal mine, a cost-effective, reliable and safe means of transport was required, and Booysendal Platinum opted for a RopeCon® system to tackle the challenge of transporting 909 tons of platinum ore.RopeCon® is a technology developed by the ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr. The system offers the advantages of a ropeway and combines them with the properties of a conventional belt conveyor. It essentially consists of a flat belt with corrugated side walls. Just as on conventional belt conveyors, the belt performs the haulage function. It is driven and deflected by a drum in the head or tail station and fixed to axles arranged at regular intervals to carry it. The axles are fitted with plastic running wheels which run on fixed anchored track ropes and guide the belt. The track ropes are elevated off the ground on tower structures.The material mined at Booysendal South is loaded onto the RopeCon® belt via a silo and two chutes. In the vicinity of the processing plant, the RopeCon is linked to the existing conveying equipment. A switch chute allows for the material either to be transferred directly onto a feeder conveyor to take it to the processing plant, or to be discharged onto a stockpile via a second, smaller RopeCon® thus creating a temporary buffer.“Booysendal was also particularly careful to choose a transport system that would minimise the environmental footprint of the mine. Because RopeCon® is guided over towers, the only space required on the ground is for these structures, which, in the case of Booysendal, amount to no more than 12. At the same time, the system does not represent an insurmountable obstacle for wildlife or humans. The track crosses a number of roads, and even wildlife can roam freely underneath the RopeCon®.”Construction of the RopeCon® commenced in January 2018. 11 months later, and perfectly on schedule, commissioning began. Since 20 December, 2018, the installation has been transporting approximately 20,000 t of platinum ore per day over a distance of 4.8 km between the mining area and the existing plant.As part of an additional expansion programme, Booysendal awarded to Doppelmayr the contract for a second RopeCon®, which will connect with the first system and enable transport from another mining area north of the concession. The second system is designed to transport 400 t per hour over 2.8 km and a difference in elevation of -160 m. It is due to start operating in early 2021.Doppelmayr Transport Technology GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of the international Doppelmayr Group with headquarters in Wolfurt, Austria.
Labour deputy leadership race tally of 2,490 votes: Alan Kelly 50.4%; Miichael McCarthy 17.3%; Seán Sherlock 16.6%; Ciara Conway 15.7%— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) July 4, 2014 Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twitter Social Protection Minister Burton is expected to see off the challenge of junior minister White to succeed Gilmore as the party leader and become Tánaiste.Already it has emerged that Burton will hold preliminary talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny later this evening with further discussions planned for later in the weekend.Kelly’s election as deputy leader is likely to secure him a position at Cabinet but White’s future is unclear given he has been so clearly beaten to the leadership role.The junior health minister harbours ambitions to be in Cabinet but may not have done enough.Burton and Kelly are likely to meet briefly this evening but hold more substantial talks over the weekend.https://vine.co/v/MUH2iDZXzPXThe official result in the leadership race is not expected to be declared until 3.30pm with Burton holding a press conference shortly afterwards.Counting in the deputy leadership race does not officially get under way until 3.45pm but the tallies show that junior minister Kelly will win.A result in that contest is expected at around 5.30pm.Follow @oconnellhugh for coverage from the counting centre at the Mansion House in central Dublin. ‘Fingers still crossed’: Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadershipRead: One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here’s what they told us… Updated 2.06pm https://vine.co/v/MUwaaZXbLPIJOAN BURTON WILL be the next leader of the Labour party with counting of postal ballots showing she will easily win the race to succeed Eamon Gilmore.Tallies from the counting of around 3,000 postal ballots from Labour members across the country indicate Burton is likely to beat junior minister Alex White by a margin of 3 to 1. In the deputy leadership contest tallies show junior minister Alan Kelly leading by a clear margin which means he could take the position on the first count.Waterford TD Ciara Conway is polling strongly, but is behind Cork TDs Michael McCarthy and Seán Sherlock respectively.
Oct 31st 2016, 1:42 PM Share569 Tweet Email3 IRISH SCIENTISTS HAVE found a potential way to treat one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer.Researchers from BREAST-PREDICT have shown that a new drug can help to prevent the growth of triple-negative breast cancer cells.This type of cancer is often aggressive and difficult to treat. It tends to be more common in younger women.If the new drug – APR-246 – is found to be effective at clinical trials it will have the potential to save lives.More than 250 people are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer each year in Ireland.The type accounts for about one in six breast cancer cases globally.The only form of drug treatment currently available for patients with this type of cancer is chemotherapy, which may not be effective for everyone.The research was carried by PhD student Naoise Synnott, under the supervision of Professor Joe Duffy and Professor John Crown. It involved laboratory tests in combination with current chemotherapy treatments.BREAST-PREDICT is an Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre.The findings have recently been published in the International Journal of Cancer.Commenting on the research, Naoise Synnott said that she decided to focus on triple-negative breast cancer for her research as it was clear that a lot of work needed to be done in the area.“I decided to focus my BREAST-PREDICT research on triple-negative breast cancer because it was clear that work needed to be done to provide better and more targeted treatment for these patients,” she said. Short URL 12,784 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/3055596 By Cormac Fitzgerald Image: Shutterstock/Fotos593 Monday 31 Oct 2016, 1:42 PM I hope that the work of me and my colleagues in St Vincent’s and UCD will be a big step in providing better treatment and hope to future triple-negative breast cancer patients.CancerOutcomes for patients with breast cancer has improved significantly in recent years.Survival rates have increased to 85%. This is partly due to newer more personalised treatments that help to target certain “biomarkers” which are detectable in most strains of the disease in patients.However, triple-negative breast cancers lack these targets and so are more difficult to target.The research by Synnott and her colleagues showed that the new drug can target a mutation of the gene that occurs in about 80% of these triple-negative breast cancers.The drug acts by correcting or neutralising the mutated gene, which can stop the growth of the cancer.Head of research at the Irish Cancer Society, Dr Robert O’Connor, hailed the development as a significant milestone in the ongoing work of BREAST-PREDICT.For more information on the work of the Irish Cancer Society visit www.cancer.ieRead: ‘You can’t handle the truth’: Director of crisis pregnancy clinic stands by controversial claimsRead: Charity criticises Facebook after it deemed a breast cancer awareness video “offensive” Image: Shutterstock/Fotos593 7 Comments Irish researchers discover potential new way to treat one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer If the new drug – APR-246 – is found to be effective at clinical trials it will have the potential to save lives.
Jay Steinmetz woke up Sunday morning to discover his Chevrolet Blazer was missing from the driveway of his Vancouver home.His wife Tammie Steinmetz delivered the bad news.“I looked outside, and it wasn’t there,” Jay Steinmetz said. That’s when he checked his home surveillance system and found footage of a car thief, which he turned over to Vancouver police the same day.Jay Steinmetz said he thinks the thief took off with his only set of wheels shortly after he went to bed for the night, sometime between 1:30 and 2 a.m.Around that time, a man came strolling down Northeast 49th Street, near Northeast 39th Avenue. He examines the SUV, looking around cautiously. At one point, the video shows the man hide behind the vehicle from a passer-by.While crouching, he peers into the Steinmetzes’ carport, where the homeowner spends a fair amount of his time in a makeshift workshop, the video shows. The car thief entered the garage and returns into view holding some kind of stick, which he then uses to break into the Chevy, start it up and drive off.The thief may have been after the vehicle’s stereo, the owner said. Jay Steinmetz had been working on the aftermarket system, and it was lying on the back seats of Chevy. He’s hoping that’s the case, because the man may have taken what he wanted and ditched the SUV somewhere.
Tandur: The bandh call given by the ABVP in protest of the issues in the education sector was successful, here on Friday. The government schools and colleges were shut down. Speaking on the occasion, the district convener of the ABVP, U Rajesh said the government educational institutions were still lacking pucca buildings. He alleged that the state government was acting in favour of private and corporate institutions and no action has been taken though they were charging hefty fees. ABVP leaders Ganesh, Dinakar, Srikanth, Siddu, Ravi, and others were present.
US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi meets Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in Dharamsala, India on 9 May, 2017. Photo: ReutersChina said on Wednesday it had complained to the United States after a US Congressional delegation visited exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in India this week.House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi flew with a bipartisan delegation to the Himalayan hill town where the 81-year-old Buddhist leader is based, seeking to draw world attention to human rights in Tibet as president Donald Trump eyes warmer ties with China.The meeting was always likely to upset China, which regards the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist. He says he simply seeks genuine autonomy for Tibet.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Dalai Lama is a political exile who uses the cloak of religion to engage in anti-China separatist activities.“The visit by the relevant delegates of the US Congress to meet the Dalai Lama sent a very wrong signal to the world about Tibet independence and goes against the United States’ promises on Tibet. China firmly opposes this and has lodged solemn representations with the US,” Geng told a daily news briefing.“We urge relevant congresspeople in the US to carefully handle the Tibet issue, stop all communications with the Dalai Lama and take immediate measures to deal with the negative impact of the visit.”The US lawmakers’ visit comes at an awkward time for Trump. Campaigning for election, he had cast China as a trade adversary and currency manipulator, but he now wants president Xi Jinping’s support to restrain nuclear-armed North Korea.After Trump’s election last November, the Dalai Lama said he was keen to meet the incoming US leader. It now looks unlikely the Nobel peace laureate will get a White House invite – an honour accorded by recent American presidents – anytime soon.US secretary of state Rex Tillerson last week played down the role of human rights in US foreign policy, raising fears the Dalai Lama could lose one of his last friends in the West.China took control of Tibet in 1950 in what it calls a “peaceful liberation” and has piled pressure on foreign governments to shun the Dalai Lama.Most recently, Beijing denounced New Delhi for hosting the Dalai Lama when he travelled to India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh – territory it claims as Southern Tibet – to give spiritual teachings to his followers.China strongly denies accusations of rights abuses in Tibet, saying its rule has brought prosperity to what was a remote and backward region, and that it fully respects the religious and cultural rights of the Tibetan people.
Amazon Studios has named James Farrell head of international originals. Previously head of content, international expansion for the e-commerce giant’s entertainment arm, Farrell will, in his new role, lead the international original teams in Japan, India, Europe, Mexico and Brazil as well as future locations.“We’ve had significant success in this area to date and, by streamlining our International Originals Team under one creative leader, we can strategically carry out our ambitious global vision and ensure our future growth,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, to whom Farrell will report. “Breakout ideas can come from creators all over the world and, by ramping up global production and making Amazon Studios the home for creators worldwide, the possibilities are endless in terms of what we can bring our Prime Video audience.” With the move, Salke continues to fill out her team at Amazon Studios, which she joined earlier this year. She has moved to bring in multiple experienced television executives, including NBC veteran Vernon Sanders, whom Salke recruited as co-head of television to work alongside Amazon vet and former ABC digital chief Albert Cheng.Brad Beale, vice president of worldwide content licensing for Amazon Studios, will continue to oversee the acquisition and licensing of television and film for Prime Video globally.“The opportunity around the world to find top quality original content and deliver it to Amazon’s global customer base is absolutely huge. Our goal is to search out the most unique voices throughout the world and then move quickly to help bring their visions to life,” said Farrell. “We’re committed to finding the best stories, no matter their country of origin, and will be casting a wide net and moving very fast in the months and years ahead. There’s nothing I enjoy more than talking with creators in their offices and homes around the world, and it’s very exciting to be taking on this new role at Amazon Studios.” Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15