Gary Lineker leads plaudits as Harry Kane breaks August hoodoo at Wembley

first_imgICYMI Harry Kane scored a Premier League goal in August today for the first time in his career!THE STREAK IS OVER!!! pic.twitter.com/AoNJ0tPv7N— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 18, 2018 Lionel Messi pulls off greatest nutmeg ever… but is it all it seems? Kieran Trippier scores a marvellous free-kick for Tottenham against FulhamLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startFederico Bernardeschi comes off the bench to score dramatic injury time winner for Juventus against Chievo in Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A debutMauricio Pochettino’s side picked up all three points with earlier goals from Lucas Moura and Kieran Trippier.Kane and Trippier combined to show Gareth Southgate’s World Cup heroes are suffering no hangover from their exploits in Russia.Spurs now have six points after winning their first two games.And they are proving a powerhouse up top too with five goals from their opening two fixtures.FINALLY!!HARRY KANE breaks the August curse..#TOTFUL— Ukachi Kelechi Michael (@WICK3D3ST) August 18, 2018 Little studied effect of Global Warming is that Harry Kane can now score in August. #TOTFUL— Tizzy McDizzy (@DerbyDayNYC) August 18, 2018 Harry Kane isn’t even giving the other forwards a months head start anymore. It’s over, @premierleague.— Sean Walsh (@SeanDZWalsh) August 18, 2018 3-1 (77′) Harry Kane scores his first Premier League goal in August, in his 15th PL match in the month. It took him 1,069 minutes to net his first PL August goal.— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) August 18, 2018center_img HARRY KANE HAS SCORED IN AUGUST, THIS IS NOT A DRILL— Luke Rodford (@LukeRodford) August 18, 2018 Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Harry Kane scores his first August goal as strikes from Kieran Trippier and Lucas Moura complete winHarry Kane scoring in August can only mean one thing 🏆 pic.twitter.com/bOJ4UtGhv8— Odds Watch (@Odds_Watch) August 18, 2018 Harry Kane! Finally! You absolute legend!!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#TOTFUL And @OfficialFPL points galore!! 👌🏼🌟— Gail Adcock🌈 (@nonblondie37) August 18, 2018 GARY LINEKER led the plaudits as Harry Kane finally scored in August.The Spurs striker netted the third in the 3-1 win over Fulham at Wembley.1 Harry Kane celebrates after finally scoring in the month of AugustCredit: GettyIt was the first time in 15th attempts that the World Cup Golden Boot winner found the back of the net in the opening month of the Premier League season.And ex-Tottenham man Lineker was among the first to tweet about Kane.He wrote: “Finally. It’s Harry Augustus Kane.”Fellow social media users were quick to jump on the bandwagon too.Finally. It’s Harry Augustus Kane.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 18, 2018last_img read more


Breaking News in the Industry: July 18, 2018

first_imgSuspect drags LP associate through mall parking lotA Florida man was arrested on multiple charges after dragging a Dillard’s loss prevention associate from his car in the Melbourne Square Mall parking lot. Melbourne police said that 42-year-old Cleon Demitris Leeks, of Palm Bay, was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Driving on a Suspended License, Leaving a Scene of a Crash with Injury, Petit Theft, and Resisting an Officer.On Saturday, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a loss prevention associate observed Leeks conceal a pink Ralph Lauren polo shirt in his shorts. Leeks then left Dillard’s and entered the driver’s side door of a 2016 Kia as the LP associate ran after him. As Leeks backed up, the door struck the associate, knocking him down to the pavement. “He was then dragged approximately 10 to 15 feet,” police said. Leeks also ran over the associates’s ankle, failing to stop despite pleas to do so. The LP associate was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center. A few miles away, Melbourne police found Leeks and initiated a traffic stop where he was arrested. Bond set at $31,500.   [Source: Palm Bay Daily]Pair suspected of using children in retail robberiesDarrell Campbell, 32, and Jeammie Preston, 31, both of Moreno Valley, are facing charges of conspiracy, second-degree robbery, child endangerment and grand theft, and they’re being held at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning in lieu of $245,000 and $210,000 bail, respectively, according to online jail records. They were arrested Thursday.- Sponsor – Campbell and Preston are scheduled to make a court appearance Tuesday at the Riverside Hall of Justice, jail records state. In June, sheriff’s deputies in Moreno Valley began investigating multiple commercial robberies in the city, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s news release. Deputies learned a man and woman, later identified as Campbell and Preston, conspired to commit robberies and used children to carry stolen merchandise out of major retail businesses, the release stated.In some cases, the man directed the children to grab specific merchandise and then walk out of the business to a waiting vehicle where the woman waited as the getaway driver. While exiting the business, loss prevention officers were threatened with a knife, according to the news release. Investigators found evidence that the couple conducted similar thefts as far back as October in Menifee, Eastvale, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, Glendora and San Bernardino, the release said. During the investigation, deputies gathered significant evidence against the suspects and identified the two adults and juveniles.On Thursday, Campbell and Preston were arrested in the 25000 block of Alessandro Boulevard in Moreno Valley, according to the news release. Child Protective Services took custody of three children, the release stated. Anyone with information about the investigation can call Officer June, of the Robbery and Burglary Suppression Team, at the Moreno Valley station by calling 951.486.6700. Citizens can also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.   [Source: The Press-Enterprise]Gas pump hackers chargedWayne County Illinois Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged two men for allegedly hacking a Detroit gas station and stealing over 600 gallons of gas. The incident occurred on June 23 at a Marathon gas station in the 17800 block of W. Seven Mile on the city’s west side. Reginald Hollien, 34, and Damon Blocker, 29, both of Detroit, are charged with use of a computer to commit a crime, organized retail crime and larceny of $1,000 to $20,000. “The alleged actions of these defendants show a critical need for the protection of businesses in Wayne County,” Worthy said in a release. “We must ensure that businesses in this County are fully supported and protected.”While at the gas station, the defendants allegedly sold and accepted cash for the gas, a press release states. Once gas attendants discovered what was happening, they attempted to disable the pump by computer. The attempt was unsuccessful and eventually, the attendants had to activate an emergency shut off, that’s when the suspects fled. They were then arrested by Detroit police on July 9. Hollien and Blocker were arraigned on Wednesday, July 11. Blocker received a $75,000/10 percent bond, while Hollien received a $50,000/10 percent bond.   [Source: WXYZ Detroit News]Police arrest three for stolen lingerieThree women from outside of Wichita Falls, Texas, reportedly from Georgia, Florida and New York, have been arrested and charged with organized retail theft, accused of taking nearly $700 in merchandise from Victoria’s Secret in Sikes Senter Mall. Located in their purses, according to Wichita Falls police, were anti-theft deactivation instruments.Wichita Falls Police Information Officer Harold McClure said officers responded to a theft from Victoria’s Secret shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. According to McClure, when the officer arrived, law enforcement was told that three Hispanic females suspects had left in a red vehicle. The officers located the vehicle in a nearby shopping center parking lot where three Hispanic females exited the vehicle.When the three were asked where they were coming from, they said they were driving from Atlanta on their way to Houston. Once the officers informed them they had received a call that a theft had been committed from the Victoria’s Secret and that they matched the suspects’ descriptions, they became very nervous, McClure said. When the suspects were asked if there was anything illegal or stolen in the vehicle, all three shook their heads yes, McClure told the Times Record News.The officer, McClure said, located a large duffel bag with 10 pairs of Victoria’s Secret pants with the tags and anti-theft devices inside valued at $695. The officers also located two purses that were lined with anti-theft deactivation instruments. The officers also located a magnet instrument used to remove anti-theft devices from merchandise. A loss prevention associate arrived on the scene and stated that they observed two of the suspects enter the store while the third stood outside as a lookout. All three were arrested and charged with Organized Retail Theft and Possession/Manufacture/Distribution of items used to commit theft.   [Source: Times Record News]Employee facing several counts of fraud after stealingA Louisiana woman is facing several counts of fraud after authorities say she stole money from a pizza restaurant. On Monday, police were notified of a theft by fraud that occurred at the Baker Domino’s on Main Street. According to the arrest report, an employee had stolen over $3,000 in funds from the business over the course of two weeks. The thief was identified as Jacobi Duncan.A district manager contacted authorities about the theft. Authorities say the district manager discovered the theft after receiving e-mail statements from the owner of the store. While completing the monthly audit, the manager discovered excessive mileage payouts for employees of the Baker store that were three times above the average for store employees. When the employees were asked about the payouts, they said none of them had received any additional funds above their normal salary pay.Reports say that Duncan was an assistant manager at the store and had access to the records, and the power to change them. During an investigation, it was discovered that there was an excessive amount of cancellations for orders that had been made in the store, which averaged between five and eight cancellations per night. It was also discovered that all of the cancellations had been paid for in cash. Records show that Duncan handled the cancellations. Duncan is charged with 68 counts of computer fraud, 33 counts of access device fraud, and 35 counts of public payroll fraud.    [Source: WBRZ2 News]UPS launches pilot to deliver packages in apartment buildingsUPS has launched a pilot program to deliver packages inside apartment buildings in New York City using Latch, a smart lock system, according to a press release. Through the program, a UPS driver receives credentials to enter apartment buildings that have Latch devices enabled, allowing the driver to deliver packages when residents are not home. UPS will only enter apartment buildings, not individual residents’ units. UPS started the pilot in Manhattan in March and recently expanded to Brooklyn, with expansion into other markets expected in the future. Latch said 20 million multi-family residential units exist across the U.S.    [Source: SupplyChainDIVE] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more


‘Supreme Court directive on Sardar Sarovar project is impractical’

first_imgWhat’s Hot and CoolHot or Not? With the Indian economy taking impressive strides, the rich and the affluent are spending like never before (“What’s Hot,” May 1). However, there is a cause for concern. While Mac-Books and MacMinis are flaunted as essential, the much-desired Rs 10,000 PC is hardly seen,What’s Hot and CoolHot or Not?With the Indian economy taking impressive strides, the rich and the affluent are spending like never before (“What’s Hot,” May 1). However, there is a cause for concern. While Mac-Books and MacMinis are flaunted as essential, the much-desired Rs 10,000 PC is hardly seen in the market. Clearly, the marketer is reluctant to push such lowmargin items.-R.K. Sudan, on e-mailWe are what we buy and wear. Brazen displays of gadgets and gizmos have become the order of the day. Today, an individual is revered not for his character or conduct, but for the worth of various accessories he sports. Let’s not endorse distorted values and equate a person’s status with his buying prowess.-K. Chidanand Kumar, BangaloreThe story is a treat to the eyes if not to the pocket. It shows that India is progressing fast and its citizens can aspire to acquire these gadgets. Unfortunately, these expensive things will not add to happiness in people’s lives but fuel jealousy.-Kanaka R. Nambiar, KaraikalMail of the weekTech TrackConvergence of technologies can transform societies in a big way (“The Triple Play”, May 1). One can access information on any subject and in any form- text, audio and video-instantly and even exchange it in real time across thousands of miles. In a developing and vast country like India, this could improve the efficiency of business and government manifold.-Shankar Vaidya, UdaipurDam LiesThe Supreme Court’s directive on the Sardar Sarovar project is impractical (“Dammed Development”, May 1). With so many formalities involved in the rehabilitation procedure, it is impossible for any government to rehabilitate all those displaced in just three months. Undue haste will result in large-scale irregularities and litigation, which may stall the project. The right thing to do is to penalise the governments guilty of neglecting the rehabilitation of the oustees.-Madhu Agrawal, DelhiThe dam controversy is a case of suppression of facts at every stage. The UPA Government has only highlighted the ostensible benefits of the dam and its lies have been exposed on the electricity generation front. Bureaucrats, engineers and politicians have twisted facts to suit their own preconceived notions. It is unfortunate that even sections of the national media have published biased reports to discredit Medha Patkar’s genuine movement.-H.R. Bapu Satyanarayana, MysoreNo one doubts the sincerity of Patkar and her team in fighting for the rights of the displaced people. But I am sceptical about the concern shown by actor Aamir Khan, who has suddenly jumped onto the Narmada Bachao Andolan bandwagon. A majority of celebrities join such agitations for publicity and rarely make committed social workers.-Madhu R.D. Singh, Ambala CanttIndecent ProposalsPolitical parties in Tamil Nadu, eager to outdo each other in promising freebies to people, have reduced the entire election process to a tamasha (“Mounting a Challenge”, May 1). It is a mockery of democracy and an open attempt to buy voters. I wonder why the Election Commission is not taking notice of all this.-Rajesh Kumar, BhopalTwo MuchWhom is BJP President Rajnath Singh trying to fool by saying that both Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani are the party’s candidates (“Seedhi Baat”, May 1)? Vajpayee has practically retired but the BJP is still defensive about projecting Advani as his successor.-Poonam Mallick, NoidaDubious DealIn hindsight, the euphoria in India over the nuclear deal clinched with the US appears misplaced (“Nuclear Turbulence”, May 1). By inserting a clause on ending nuclear co-operation with Delhi in case it detonates a nuclear device, the US is forcing India to compromise on its nuclear doctrine. It seems American President George W. Bush made some hasty promises to get India on his side on the Iran issue.-Roshni, ErnakulamChickening OutThe cases of suicide by poultry farmers once again bring into focus the callous attitude of the Government (“Industry in Peril”, May 1). Why didn’t the Government come up with a long-term strategy to provide financial support to small-scale poultry firms? Merely requesting the banks to loosen their purse strings is not enough. The plight of poultry farmers is not very different from that of other farmers all over the country who are being exploited by moneylenders as their incomes have stagnated and the cost of inputs in agriculture has risen.-Tara Bhaumik, PuneMiles to GoIt is true that educated urban women have established themselves in all spheres of the economy, but there is still a long way to go (“Mistress of Choices”, April 24). According to the Human Development Report, 2005, in the year 2003, for every 100 men only 50 women took part in economic activity in India. Many companies are reluctant to recruit women on the grounds that they cannot work the long hours that men can.-Srabani Ghosh, KolkataThe article is about a minuscule of urban women. What about several selfhelp groups of women doing exemplary work?-K.L.R. Prabhu, UdupiWhither Art?There is absolute madness in the art world (“The Great Indian Art Sale”, April 17). It is the signature on the canvas, and not the content, that dictates the price. Then there are galleries, agents, media and auction houses which influence the trends. They are doing in the art world what the likes of Harshad Mehta did in the share market. Tyeb Mehta’s Mahishasura, which looks more like the handiwork of a 10-year-old child, makes one wonder at the astronomical price it commands. I am sure if I do a painting and get it signed by M.F. Husain or Mehta, it will easily sell for at least a couple of crores. WING COMMANDER (RETD)-Ravi Bedi, JodhpurDifferent StrokesThe writer laments the fact that Amrita Sher-Gil was content with her “rather academic” works being accepted at the “long pass salons” of Paris (“Passion Child of Indian Art”, March 27). Maybe Sher-Gil rejected the cubism of Picasso just like Picasso rejected the abstract. Maybe her sensibilities were more Indian than European and she adhered to the academic style that later helped her explore Indian subjects and establish its own identity. In fact, this uniqueness fired the imagination of a whole generation of Indian artists who were struggling to break out of the shackles of the European academic style.-Pronab Kumar Baruah, on e-mailSpare a ThoughtThe world is trying to reduce the use of plastic, which is not environment friendly, whereas you have started packing the magazine in plastic covers. Please use biodegradable paper covers instead.-P.A. Suryawanshi, GoaP.V. Narsimha RaoFact And FictionNo amount of excuses can absolve P.V. Narasimha Rao of the charge of refraining from doing anything to prevent the demolition of the Babri Masjid (“It Was a No-Win Situation”, May 1). The Centre knew about the dangerous design behind the temple agitation, but overlooked it.Shiv Shanker Almal, KolkataRao has unmasked the BJP and other right-wing outfits. For them no price is too high to pay for power.Vikram Rastogi, DelhiRao forgot that the Babri Masjid issue was revived by Rajiv Gandhi by opening the disputed premises.C.M. Pershad, Secunderabadadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more


10 months agoLiverpool star Wijnaldum: Competition key to midfield success

first_imgLiverpool star Wijnaldum: Competition key to midfield successby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGeorginio Wijnaldum insists Liverpool’s packed midfield is helping them improve as players.Jurgen Klopp has Wijnaldum, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Fabinho to pick from in central midfield. And Wijnaldum believes the competition encourages them players to raise their game.”It’s always good if you have competition in one position because that means you have to perform to stay in the team,” the midfielder, who has very often stayed in Jürgen Klopp’s team this season, tells liverpoolfc.com.”But I think that has to be normal at a club like Liverpool because it’s a top team, one of the biggest teams in England, so Liverpool will always sign good players and that means there will always be competition in the team.”That makes players even better – not only because you have an ‘opponent’ in your position, but also because you play and train against good teammates, so it makes you automatically a better player.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Onam festivities begin in Kerala

first_imgKochi: A colourful rally accompanied by floats and folk dance performances on Monday marked the ‘Athachamayam’ celebrations, heralding the start of the 10-day ‘Onam’ festivities in Kerala. State Culture Minister A K Balan inaugurated the celebrations at nearby Tripunithura, capital of the erstwhile Royal Kingdom of Kochi. In his speech, the Minister highlighted the relevance of Onam, saying it displays unity of people beyond caste, creed and religion. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The state government has made elaborate arrangements for celebrating Onam this year. The spirit of Onam would give strength to the people of the state to come out of the difficulties caused due to the devastating floods, Balan said. Various folk art forms like Theyyam, Kolkali, Mayilattom, Ammankudam, Pulikkali, and classical art forms like Kathakali added colour to the Athachamayam procession. Giving a rhythmic touch to the procession, percussionists performed Chendamelam and panchavadyam. In the days of kings, the Maharaja of Kochi used to participate in the procession from Tripunithura to the Vamanamoorthy temple at Thrikkakara. According to legends, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is believed to visit Kerala at the time of Onam to see his subjects.last_img read more


Just an incredible feeling Northern Manitoba hockey team wins nationwide contest

first_imgThe Huskies beat out nine other teams for the coveted prize.The team chose Oscar’s Place, the town’s only homeless shelter, as its charity of choice after volunteering there last December.Conaty says the team originally volunteered as part of a team-building exercise and it snowballed from there.“We went from wanting to volunteer there for a few hours and just by fluke and the stars aligning we found out about the contest and entered,” he said.Last fall, The Pas Friendship Centre announced it would be closing the shelter due to a lack of funding.Several people stepped in to form a group called Stand Up for Oscar’s Place Inc. The group fundraises to help keep the shelter open.Money will go toward basic necessities such as food, dishes, cooking appliances and bedding, Louise Dewar, a volunteer with the group, told APTN last month.“For us it would mean taking a look at buying cots,” she said. “We do think it’s important because we get some elderly gentlemen here, and [they] sleep on the floor.”Chevrolet and Hockey Canada will present The Huskies with its winnings during a special televised event taking place in The Pas in early March.The Huskies video garnered approximately 45,000 views from across Canada.“We’re from a small town. We have like 12 kids on our team. The Pas has 5000 people. Our hockey association is pretty tiny,” said Conaty.“To get this kind of response is pretty incredible. Just an incredible feeling.” Brittany Hobson APTN NewsA pee-wee hockey team from northern Manitoba has 15,000 reasons to be happy.On Monday, The Pas Huskies were announced as this year’s winners of Chevrolet’s Good Deeds Cup, awarding the team $15,000 for the charity of its choice.Jerome Conaty, one of the team’s assistant coaches, said the news came as a shock for the kids.“They almost didn’t fully understand what was happening,” Conaty told APTN Monday. “They were pretty ecstatic once it all sunk in.”The contest, in its second year, was open to pee-wee teams across Canada. Teams were required to make a one-minute video advocating for a charity in their communities. Videos were posted to Chevrolet Canada’s YouTube page, and the one with the most views won.last_img read more


Turkish media Video shows team of alleged Saudi assassins

first_imgISTANBUL – Two Gulfstream jets carrying 15 Saudis landed at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport before dawn on the day last week that journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate and vanished. The men checked into hotels and left Turkey later that night.Turkish media, which released surveillance camera video of the men on Wednesday, said they were members of an elite Saudi “assassination squad,” sent to kill Khashoggi, a Saudi critic.Saudi Arabia remained silent at the accusation as the images were seen around the world, raising pressure on the kingdom to explain what happened to the writer, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Adding to the macabre mystery, a Turkish official told The Associated Press that one member of the team was an “autopsy expert.”Saudi Arabia has dismissed allegations it played a role in Khashoggi’s disappearance as “baseless,” but it has offered no evidence to support its contention he left the consulate unharmed last week and vanished into Istanbul while his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, waited outside.The video, shown on the state-run broadcaster TRT and others, did not offer definitive proof about Khashoggi’s fate. Turkish officials have said that they fear the team killed him.U.S. National security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have spoken to the crown prince about the 59-year-old Washington Post contributor, the White House announced.President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “demanding” answers from its close ally, but he did not disclose any details.“It’s a very serious situation for us and this White House,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “We do not like seeing what’s going on. Now, as you know, they’re saying ‘We had nothing to do with it.’ But so far everyone’s saying they had nothing to do with it.”Trump added: “Nobody knows what happened yet. We don’t know what happened yet.”The Turkish security camera video was reminiscent of the surveillance video sleuthing done by officials investigating the assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai in 2010 or the slaying of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother in Malaysia in 2017.The silent video showed one of two private Gulfstream jets that Turkish media said carried the Saudi group, who flew in and out of Istanbul on Oct. 2.The Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published images of what it referred to as the “assassination squad,” apparently taken at passport control at the airport. The state-run Anadola news agency published the names and birth dates of all 15 Saudis.The footage shows some of the Saudis leaving a hotel and Khashoggi entering the consulate, walking past a black Mercedes van with diplomatic plates parked adjacent to the entrance. An hour and 54 minutes later, according to the time stamp, a black Mercedes van drives about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) to the consul’s home, where it was parked in a garage.The footage all seemed to come from surveillance cameras, which would have been located throughout the neighbourhood housing the Saudi Consulate and other diplomatic missions. No footage has emerged of Khashoggi leaving the consulate.Two Turkish officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to the AP because the investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance was still ongoing, confirmed the authenticity of the images in the Turkish media. One of the officials describes a member of the Saudi team as an “autopsy expert” amid earlier allegations that Khashoggi had been killed and dismembered.The Hurriyet newspaper and other media alleged that the Saudi Consulate’s 28 local staff were given the day off Oct. 2 because a “diplomats’ meeting” would be held there on that day. The reports did not cite a source and there was no official confirmation. Turkey’s private NTV news channel identified one of the 15 Saudis who arrived as the head of a Saudi forensic science agency. It alleged that he may have been responsible for cleaning up any incriminating evidence. The station did not cite a source for its report.Khashoggi had written a series of columns for the Post that were critical of Saudi Arabia’s assertive Prince Mohammed, who has led a widely publicized drive to reform the conservative Sunni monarchy but has also presided over the arrests of activists and businessmen.Erdogan has not accused Saudi Arabia of being responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance but has said that if the Saudis have video footage of him leaving the consulate, they should release it. Saudi Arabia is a major investor in Turkey, despite Ankara’s support for the Gulf nation of Qatar, which is under a blockade led by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations.Police and investigators in Turkey typically release video and information through state-run or otherwise government-friendly media outlets, as opposed to holding briefings like those common in Western nations.On Wednesday, the Post published a column by Cengiz, who said her fiance first visited the consulate on Sept. 28 “despite being somewhat concerned that he could be in danger.” He returned there Oct. 2 after being promised the necessary paperwork so the two could be married.“At this time, I implore President Trump and first lady Melania Trump to help shed light on Jamal’s disappearance,” Cengiz wrote. “I also urge Saudi Arabia, especially King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to show the same level of sensitivity and release CCTV footage from the consulate.”Trump told reporters that Cengiz will “most likely be coming to the White House. It’s a terrible thing.”Khashoggi had sought to become a U.S. citizen after living in self-imposed exile since last year, fearing repercussions for his criticism of the prince, Cengiz wrote.Trump, whose first overseas trip as U.S. president was to the kingdom and whose son-in-law Jared Kushner has close ties to Prince Mohammed, said Tuesday he had not yet talked to the Saudis about Khashoggi, “but I will be at some point.”Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said Tuesday that Saudi authorities have notified Ankara that they were “open to co-operation” and would allow the consulate building to be searched. It’s unclear when such a search would take place.Embassies and consulates under the Vienna Convention are technically foreign soil and must be protected by host nations. Saudi Arabia may have agreed to the search in order to reassure its Western allies and the international community.___Fraser reported from Ankara, Turkey, and Gambrell reported from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Associated Press writers Sarah El Deeb in Beirut and Deb Riechmann in Washington contributed.last_img read more


Himachal Pradesh CBI starts probe into 250 cr scholarship fund fraud

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI is conducting searches at 22 educational institutes in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh in connection with the Rs 250 crore Himachal Pradesh school scholarship fraud case, officials here said on Monday.CBI officials said the searches are being conducted “wherein disbursement of the alleged scholarships was obtained by private educational institutions from the Government of Himachal Pradesh”. The Central Bureau of Investigation took over the case recently on request from the state government in Himachal Pradesh for the probe agency to look into irregularities in disbursement of the scholarship funds. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIt was found that the scholarship fund, which was sponsored by the centre and state for SC/ST/OBC and Minority Community students for pre and post-matriculation education, was not reaching the students. The searches are being conducted in places like Karnal, Haryana; Mohali and Gurdaspur in Punjab; and Shimla, Bilaspur, and Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. When the state police were investigating the case, local reports had highlighted the possibility of Education Department officials in the state being involved in the fraud. However, the CBI’s case does not name anyone specifically as of now. An official said this is because they have taken over the case registered by the state police and in it, there is no named accused.last_img read more


Florentino Perez hails Modric talent and clubs values

first_imgSpanish giants Real Madrid had their Christmas meal at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday as it is the traditional and the club’s president Florentino Perez gave an address where he lauded club’s Ballon d’Or winner, Luka Modric.Modric’ emergence as the winner of the award means Madrid has produced winners of the trophy in the last three years as Cristiano Ronaldo won the last two editions while with the club. .“We are already focused on winning the Club World Cup,” said Perez in a report obtained by Marca.“These players are already part of history and the legend of Madrid.”“Among them is Luka Modric, winner of the Ballon d’Or and The Best, representing the talent and values of Madrid.”Report: Zinedine Zidane could also want N’Golo Kante Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 Following his policy of signing French players for Real Madrid, it has been reported that Zidane might like N’Golo Kante.As we continue with our…“You are direct witnesses to one of the best stages in the club’s history,” Perez continued.“For the first time, we are European champions in football and basketball, a worldwide milestone.”“This successful stage is thanks to the unity of Madrid, unity that allows us to have stability.”“The stadium on Sunday was an example of the values of sport,” he said.“The passion of sport coexisted with the values of sport.”last_img read more


Messi denies Barcelona threw away the Copa del Rey

first_imgAfter leading FC Barcelona to the Copa del Rey semifinals with a turn around against Sevilla, Lionel Messi was fuming at critics who doubted them.During the Copa del Rey’s first Quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla, the media ran with a headline that suggested the Catalan club had thrown away the competition by not calling Lionel Messi to the match.The Argentine forward has been resting for games that manager Ernesto Valverde doesn’t consider risky as a new strategy he is trying to test, this is with the goal of having the best version we can possibly get of Messi for the final stages of the season in all competitions and possibly have a chance to win another treble.But the media saw this as a sign of weakness after both times in which the club lost its away matches against both Levante and Sevilla, Messi came back to save the club against the Valencian club but nothing guaranteed he would do the same against Sevilla at Camp Nou.The doubts on the Argentine player were quickly trashed by his amazing level of performance this Wednesday, he not only provided an assist and scored the most beautiful goal of the evening, but Leo also motivated his teammates to deliver the best performance they have given the public in months.🏆👑Leo #Messi : “We are Barça and we would never throw away the chance to win any of the big three competitions”🔵🔴 #CopaBarça #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/hHJeRCAMXh— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 30, 2019It was clear that the player loves responding to any kind of criticism on the pitch, he usually does it in the most spectacular fashion and just goes home to enjoy the spoils of his success.However, something has changed in the Argentina international as he is taking the captain role very seriously and wanted to talk to the press in order to remind everyone that FC Barcelona will keep fighting for all the titles this season.At the very start of the current competitions that the club is now playing, Messi spoke very honestly to all the fans to let them know that his most burning desire was to win another Champions League this year and he would do everything within him to achieve it.Leo wanted to state this Wednesday that perhaps the fans misunderstood his message because he wasn’t only talking about the European competition, Lionel believes that the Catalan club should always aim to win everything each season and he didn’t think that mentioning it was necessary back then.But now that things have gotten this mixed up, the man decided to come out and remind everyone of his intentions.To think this guy has gone on to rack up 5⃣0⃣ Copa del Rey goals for Barça… 🐐 Plus the ones to come… ⚽ pic.twitter.com/JWkDoF92jNTop 5 Barcelona players to watch in the Champions League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Barcelona players to watch in the competition.The UEFA…— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 30, 2019“People keep saying that we threw away the Copa del Rey and we didn’t really want to win it,” said Messi via Diario Sport.“Maybe my message from the start of the season was misinterpreted. Let me be clear, this club wants to fight for all three competitions because it is Barcelona’s obligation every year. We are going to keep trying until the very end, we threw nothing away.”“The fans have delivered tonight. This looked like a Champions League match. We were fortunate enough to turn the result in our favor but it wasn’t easy because they did have a few important chances.”“Allowing another goal would’ve complicated everything for us, but we were lucky enough to go through. I did have a couple of chances that I missed.”“But we were lucky enough to get that goal by Luis that granted us that moment of calmness we needed. After that, my goal came when the match was already decided.”“The most important thing here is that the squad played a fantastic game and we made it to the next round.”“The penalty? Coutinho was coming from taking the last one against Levante. He wanted to take it and we came to an agreement because winning is all the mattered. He scored it and that makes me happy, because that’s where it all started,” he concluded.When you and the 🐐 are about to celebrate your 200th win in a Barça shirt 😍 pic.twitter.com/hVvwlLelX2— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 31, 2019Do you think Lionel Messi and Barcelona can deliver and compete for all the titles this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more


Gattuso accepts responsibility after Milans 00 draw

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso accepted full responsibility for their lacklustre goalless draw at Frosinone today in the Serie AThe Rossoneri were made to settle for a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Benito Stirpe with Patrick Cutrone, Franck Kessie and Gonzalo Higuain wasting great opportunities.In the end, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma came to the rescue in stoppage-time to deny Ciano from handing Frosinone a shock winner to settle the score at 0-0.But still, Milan have now gone five matches without a victory and four league games without finding the net for the first time since 1984.“In the first half we had a bad game,” said Gattuso, according to Football-Italia.“Against Fiorentina we created and we played better, here we gave the first half to Frosinone. We didn’t do well, and they won every 50-50.“To reach our objective of Champions League qualification we can’t play the way we did in the first half.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“You can’t face an important match the way we did today, giving 45 minutes to your opponents.“We’re not in a good period and the results aren’t coming: I cannot accept a performance like the one in the first half.“My concern is my team, I’m not thinking about my own position. I’m judged by results and I’ll put my face forward.“I’m the captain of this ship, so it’s only right that I take all the responsibility.“It’s important for me to understand how to make my players play their best, because right now they’re performing below their means.“There’s no tranquillity and they look nervous, that’s what I need to think about. As for the rest, anything can happen.”The Rossoneri will next host SPAL on Saturday at the San Siro.last_img read more


New Forecast Of Alaska Projects Increased Oil Revenue

first_imgThe forecast includes the Department’s updated forecast of oil price, oil production, and state revenue. According to a release from the DOE, the Unrestricted General Fund (UGF) revenue is now forecast to be $2.3 billion in both FY 2018 and FY 2019. Compared to the fall 2017 forecast, this spring forecast represents an increase in expected UGF of $256 million for FY 2018 and $212 million for FY 2019. Alaska North Slope oil prices are forecast to average $61 per barrel for FY 2018 and $63 per barrel for FY 2019. The revenue forecast is driven by an expectation of North Slope oil production averaging 521,800 barrels per day in FY 2018 and 526,600 barrels per day in FY 2019. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The new forecast of state revenue released on Friday, March 16, by Governor Walker’s administration, says the state is expected to bring in $2.34 billion in unrestricted revenue for 2018. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-forecast-2018.mp3VmJennifer-on-forecast-2018.mp300:00RPd For FY 2020-2026, projected UGF revenue has increased by between $124 million and $213 million. For FY 2027, projected UGF revenue is essentially unchanged from the fall forecast.John MacKinnon Executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska: “Oil fell in 2014, we saw the construction economy drop in the double digits for a couple of years in a row, and it appears that this year we might have turned the corner.”last_img read more


Acquia Introduces Second Generation Commons SaaS for Drupal

first_imgAcquia has released the second generation of its Social-as-a-Service software solution with Commons 2.0. Acquia is a commercial open source “social platform”, supporting corporations using Drupal software to create community websites.With Commons 2.0, businesses are able to create communities for their brands that include activity streams, social networking, blogs, wikis, badges and events. On the back end, the open source Web CMS platform provides analytics, support and management services for users. Other features include the ability for companies to create a Q & A environment and launch a social network.As far as branding is concerned, Commons 2.0 allows businesses to either choose already created “enterprise-ready themes”, or form their own branded theme from the Commons technology for their community sites. Commons offers a range of packages, from basic support to a fully managed service. The Commons software is free, but if a business chooses to host it in the Acquia cloud and elect for support, price range from $10,000 for the most basic package to around $100,000 for the most advanced. A spokesperson from Acquia says the highest tier package wouldn’t reach the seven-figure mark.Acquia was co-founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert in 2007, and is currently used by about 175 large customers in its hosting environment. Bryan House, VP of marketing with Acquia, says that his company receives three billion HTP requests a month. Acquia offers its clients, which include Al Jazeera and Mother Jones, enterprise support, as “they would expect from Microsoft or another enterprise-class application,” explains House.More on this topic Acquia Releases Hosted Version of Drupal with Social Intent Acquia and Engine Yard Partner to Offer Cloud Solution for Drupal and Ruby on Rails Comparing Open Source CMS Drupal Creator Forms Commercial Distribution Company CMP Buys Software 2007 Conference (posted 12/05) CMS Insights Wire | 10.08.09Just In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered bylast_img read more


Marrow Transplants Can Reverse Adult Sickle Cell

first_imgThis image shows red blood cells in a different sickle cell patient, after a bone marrow transplant. A study by NIH found that bone marrow transplants can reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults.CHICAGO (AP) — Bone marrow transplants can reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults, a small study by government scientists found, echoing results seen with a similar technique used in children.The researchers and others say the findings show age need not be a barrier and that the technique may change practice for some adult patients when standard treatment fails.The transplant worked in 26 of 30 adults, and 15 of them were even able to stop taking drugs that prevent rejection one year later.“We’re very pleased,” said Dr. John Tisdale, the study’s senior author and a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health. “This is what we hoped for.”The treatment is a modified version of bone marrow transplants that have worked in kids. Donors are a brother or sister whose stem cell-rich bone marrow is a good match for the patient.Tisdale said doctors have avoided trying standard transplants in adults with severe sickle cell disease because the treatment is so toxic. Children can often tolerate it because the disease typically hasn’t taken as big a toll on their bodies, he said.The disease is debilitating and often life-shortening; patients die on average in their 40s, Tisdale said. That’s one reason why the researchers decided to try the transplants in adults, with hopes that the technique could extend their lives.The treatment involves using chemotherapy and radiation to destroy bone marrow before replacing it with healthy donor marrow cells. In children, bone marrow is completely wiped out. In the adult study, the researchers only partially destroyed the bone marrow, requiring less donor marrow. That marrow’s healthy blood cells outlast sickle cells and eventually replace them.Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition that damages oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in red blood cells, causing them to form abnormal, sickle shapes that can block blood flow through the veins. It can cause anemia, pain and organ damage. The disease affects about 100,000 Americans, mostly blacks, and millions worldwide.Results from the adult study, involving patients aged 29 on average, were published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The usual treatment hadn’t worked, a drug called hydroxyurea, and they had transplants at an NIH research hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.This image provided by the NIH, shows red blood cells in a patient with sickle cell disease.The treatment failed to reverse sickle cell in four of the 30 patients and one died of a disease-related complication. Another patient died suddenly a few weeks ago — an elderly man whose transplant four years ago had been a success. Tisdale said that man had lived longer than the normal lifespan for sickle cell patients but that his death was unexpected and an autopsy was to be performed.The researchers are unsure why the technique didn’t work for everyone but they note that most patients survived more than three years on average, and some patients from an early phase of the study have been off anti-rejection drugs for more than seven years.Tisdale said based on the latest results, adults with severe disease should be offered transplants if drug treatment doesn’t work. One limitation is that fewer than 1 out of 4 adults with sickle cell disease likely have siblings who would be a good match. But Tisdale said NIH scientists are studying whether relatives who aren’t as close a match would also be suitable donors.A JAMA editorial by blood specialists at Washington University in St. Louis said the study shows that limiting the transplants to children should be reconsidered.“These findings offer hope,” Drs. Allison King and John DiPersio wrote in the editorial.___Online:JAMA: http://www.jama.comNIH: http://tinyurl.com/6uexelhlast_img read more