first_imgIndia and Switzerland today discussed the activation of automatic exchange of information relating to black money stashed by Indians in secret accounts in Swiss banks.The issue figured prominently during talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis here, officials said.Read it at DNA Related Itemslast_img

first_imgAt least two people were shot dead at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, police and campus officials said, drawing a phalanx of police cruisers to the scene and prompting officials to lock down the campus.Police had yet to report locating a suspect.Los Angeles police spokesman Aareon Jefferson reported two fatalities from the shooting but could not confirm any details about the victims nor provide further information about the suspect.CAMPUS ON LOCKDOWNPolice were still investigating at the scene, Jefferson said.”The campus remains on lockdown,” UCLA’s office of media relations said in an online posting.Bioengineering student Bahjat Alirani said police were yelling at people to run from the scene.”I was in Boelter Hall to take a final and I exit the staircase to see SWAT-looking police yelling at everyone to evacuate immediately,” Alirani told Reuters. “I check my email and BruinAlert had immediately sent an email to all students notifying them of a shooter in the engineering building.”The university has more than 43,000 enrolled students, according to its website.UCLA is in the Westwood section of Los Angeles and one of the more well-regarded schools in the University of California system, known for its successful sports program.TACTICAL ALERTThe city of Los Angeles was placed on a tactical alert citywide, which means officials can allocate resources based on need, Los Angeles Police Captain Andrew Neiman told reporters near the scene.There were no reports of bombs or other devices, Neiman said.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img“The worst nightmare of families living with children in areas ridden with air pollution is actually coming true,” said Dr Sanjeev Bagai, VC and director, Manipal Hospital on Wednesday.”Increasingly, babies below the age of five are exhibiting neurological behavioural disorders like anxiety, attention deficit disorder and development delays. Medical science has proven that these are directly related to breathing in toxic air,” he said.Dr Bagai was speaking at CSE seminar – Stop That Smog. “Polluted air also lowers kids’ IQ and memory, resulting in bad test scores. As it impairs their lungs badly, their sports activities are also limited and it stunts their growth, leading to loss of entire able and productive generations,” he informed.The doctor also referred to a recent UNICEF report stating the same. It said ultrafine particulates such as PM2.5 enter the bloodstream and travel to the brain.These damage the blood brain barrier, a thin membrane that protects the brain from toxic substances, and cause neuroinflammation, which is linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.It said an estimated 17 million babies worldwide – 12 million of them in South Asia – live in areas that record levels six times higher than the global safe limits of 20 microgram per cubic meter for PM10 and 10 micrograms per cubic meter for PM2.5.”Not only do pollutants harm babies’ developing lungs, they can permanently damage their developing brains and, thus, their future,” said Unicef executive director Anthony Lake.He suggested that protecting children from foul air will help societies in terms of reduced healthcare costs, increased productivity and a safer environment.advertisementAir pollution is associated with pneumonia, which kills 18 lakh kids in India every year, and triggers asthma, bronchitis, and other throat and respiratory infections, forcing them to miss school and further limiting their learning and development potential,” said Dr Vinod K Paul, professor of paediatrics at the AIIMS.Also watch | Air pollution plunges New Delhi under thick veil of smoglast_img read more

first_imgShare on Messenger Share via Email Read more Lyon have called off negotiations for the sale of Nabil Fekir to Liverpool, the French club announced on Saturday.The France forward was expected to join Jürgen Klopp’s side before Les Bleus left for the World Cup but Lyon have ended talks and called off the deal. Share on Twitter Topics Share on WhatsApp The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. “Transfer negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and Olympique Lyonnais have decided to put an end to this negotiation tonight at 8pm,” the club said in a statement on its official website.The 24-year-old was being courted by Liverpool as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona in January. There were doubts as to whether the playmaker would pass a medical with the Premier League side because of a knee injury. However, that is now irrelevant.According to reports, the France Football Association president, Noël Le Graët, had suggested the move was almost completed before Lyon’s announcement.The club’s statement continued: “Although Liverpool have been the priority of a possible transfer for Nabil … Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to be able to count on the presence of our captain, who is a leading player for the 2018-19 season when the club will play in the Champions League.” Share on Pinterest Transfer window Share on LinkedIn news Arise, Sir Kenny: Dalglish is knighted in Queen’s birthday honours Lyon The Observer Liverpool Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_imgRick Pitino makes his case for Louisville.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 29: Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals reacts as he coaches against the Louisville Cardinals during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Saturday’s fantastic Kentucky-Louisville game should have made headlines for the great game on the court, but an alleged gesture by Cardinals coach Rick Pitino as he exited the floor has captured the attention of the college basketball world. Following his team’s two point loss, a Kentucky fan tweeted a video of Pitino allegedly giving the middle finger to taunting Wildcats fans. It is hard to tell definitively what the gesture Pitino makes is, but a new video has come out that gives a slightly better angle.This video, posted to Facebook by Adam Joseph Gatzke, is still grainy, but it definitely looks like Pitino extends a finger, and it doesn’t look like it could be his index finger to make a “No. 1” gesture, as Pitino said was the case.Between this incident, and Pitino skipping his post-game press conference, and the looming questions surrounding his program due to the sex scandal that broke before the season, Pitino is having a very rough 2015. Fox Sports’ Aaron Torres has gone as far as to call him the “least likable” person in college sports. If he did, in fact, flip off a number of fans, even if they taunted him, it doesn’t help his case there.[Reddit]last_img read more

first_img fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed Point Aftab Alam A. Alam b Mohammed Shami All batsmen are considered right handed 2 (50.0) Mohammad Nabi (AFG) M. Nabi (AFG) fine Leg 213 covers m Mohammed Shami M. Shami Mid Wicket 19 213 R 213/8 ( M. Nabi 49.3 Overs) , 166/6 ( N. Zadran 41.3 Overs) , 213 63 fine Leg 0 0 Square Leg Virat Kohli (IND) V. Kohli (IND) Point Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman b Mohammed Shami 52 (55) 0 third Man Rahmat Shah R. Shah c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah After Mohammed Shami hat-trick, India record 50th World Cup winWorld Cup 2019: India defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs in Southampton thriller as Mohammed Shami took a hat-trick in the last over of the game. 2/36 (10) wd 46.66 o Ikram Ali Khil (wk) Ali Khil (wk) not out ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 28 39 c & b Jasprit Bumrah Point fine Leg advertisement 67 (63) 0 4s 2 10 0 1 0 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah Mid on 3.6 not out No data available! Mid Wicket India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 01:16 IST India defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs to register their 50th World Cup win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs in Southampton thrillerWith the win over Afghanistan, India registered their 50th World Cup winMohammed Shami picked a hat-trick in last over of the gameA second successive upset loomed large in the World Cup 2019 as the game between India and Afghanistan went down to wires but Mohammed Shami bowled a vintage spell with three back-to-back yorkers for a hat-trick to help India escape a defeat at the hands of Afghanistan and register their 50th World Cup victory at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, on Saturday.Opting to bat first, Indian batting line up was exposed to Afghanistan spinners Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammed Nabi as the bookmakers’ favourties slumped to 224 for 8 in 50 overs.The match swayed both ways but Mohammed Shami dismissed Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman off consecutive balls in the final over as India secured a thrilling win–also their 50th World Cup win.In the 2007 World Cup, India were knocked out of the tournament in what was called a big upset created by Bangladesh.India came back stronger in the next edition of the tournament as they went on to win the 2011 World Cup after suffering a single defeat at the hands of South Africa in the group stages.India defeated Sri Lanka in the final to lift the World Cup trophy after 28 years at the Wankhede Stadium.In 2015, India remained unbeaten till they faced hosts Australia in the semi-final. India were bundled out for 233 in 328 run chase by eventual title winners Australia.In the ongoing World Cup 2019, India have so far been enjoying their journey with a 100 percent win record, however, Afghanistan came closest to break their winning momentum in Southampton.advertisementIndia kicked off their World Cup campaign with a win over South Africa and defeated a strong Australia in their second game. Their third match against New Zealand got abandoned due to bad weather. India, who are also the tournament favourites defeated Pakistan in the high-octane clash for their 4th victory of the World Cup 2019.India will next face West Indies Old Trafford Cricket Ground in their 6th World Cup 2019 game.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami hat-trick seals thrilling win for India over AfghanistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni trolled again over slow knock vs AfghanistanAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs AfghanistanFollow Mohammad Shami All batsmen are considered right handed Kuldeep Yadav K. Yadav 87.5 Afghanistan All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off Mid on Hazrat Zazai H. Zazai b Mohammed Shami 0 0 0 57.14 fine Leg Mid off e/r Mid on fine Leg 70 Referee: Chris Broad (ENG) Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG) 91.30 All batsmen are considered right handed 9.5 c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami 4/40 (9.5) third Man 94.54 All batsmen are considered right handed 52 third Man fine Leg covers 7 Mid on Mid on Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah 130/5 ( A. Afghan 35 Overs) , 106/3 ( R. Shah 28.4 Overs) , 21 Mid off Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed commentary Mid off 0 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Match Ended Mid Wicket 23 India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs covers Point view full scorecard (50.0) All batsmen are considered right handed Najibullah Zadran N. Zadran c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya 1 Mid Wicket Yuzvendra Chahal (IND) Y. Chahal (IND) Afghanistan batting AFG batting S/R Mid Wicket covers 0 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Asghar Afghan A. Afghan b Yuzvendra Chahal covers Mid Wicket Mohammad Nabi M. Nabi c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami r Square Leg 0 third Man 4 view more view less third Man 0 Mid oncenter_img 0 0 20/1 ( H. Zazai 6.3 Overs) , 41.66 b Mohammed Shami 2 0 India IND b Yuzvendra Chahal 5.1 0 8 Mid off Square Leg Mid off Toss: IND elected to bat Square Leg Square Leg 3 third Man Square Leg 64.28 Rashid Khan R. Khan st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal Mid off 14 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 1 Super Over Hashmatullah Shahidi H. Shahidi c & b Jasprit Bumrah 0 2 1 India IND 24 224/8 st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal B Afghanistan AFG 4 0 Mid on 3 36 42 16 vs (49.5) Mid Wicket Square Leg 10 2 Point – Point 1 0 0 third Man 10 covers 0 Point India Afghanistan AFG 1 b Mohammed Shami 10 Point Extras: 17 runs (B: 4, LB: 4, WD: 9, NB: 0, P: 0) 4.06 (49.5) Fall of Wickets w 3.9 0 106/4 ( H. Shahidi 29 Overs) , fine Leg Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) 42.10 213/9 ( A. Alam 49.4 Overs) , covers India Bowling IND Bowling 27 190/7 ( R. Khan 45.4 Overs) , 6s 0 40 covers Point nb 64/2 ( G. Naib 16.5 Overs) , 1 0 c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya 1 2 36 Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 10 Mid Wicket Square Leg Scorecard 0 21 Mid on Mid Wicket 10 Mid off covers 2 55 Mid on (49.5) 224/8 third Man Gulbadin Naib (c) G. 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first_img New Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, on Thursday (March 29), broke ground for the expansion of the Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA), in Boscobel, St. Mary. The Minister informed that the expansion will be done in phases and that the first is slated to cost $65 million. “Phase 1 of the project will include widening of the runway by three metres (1.5 metres on each side), expansion of the terminal building to 1,700 square feet, the creation of a turning circle and the removal of a mound (that is an obstruction to aircraft operations) at the west end of the runway,” he said. He informed that phase 1 of the expansion project is expected to be done within six months, after which phase two, which he described as “the real work,” will begin. “The Government will spend between US$20 million and US$30 million to expand the runway by an additional 700 feet up to 5,500 feet,” he said. Story Highlights New Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, on Thursday (March 29), broke ground for the expansion of the Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA), in Boscobel, St. Mary. The Minister informed that the expansion will be done in phases and that the first is slated to cost $65 million.“Phase 1 of the project will include widening of the runway by three metres (1.5 metres on each side), expansion of the terminal building to 1,700 square feet, the creation of a turning circle and the removal of a mound (that is an obstruction to aircraft operations) at the west end of the runway,” he said.According to the Minister, the terminal building will be expanded westward to accommodate a better flow of passengers through the airport. He said the aim is to accommodate 90 persons per hour, which is the expected number given what is being projected for the airlines that will come in once the work is completed.He informed that phase 1 of the expansion project is expected to be done within six months, after which phase two, which he described as “the real work,” will begin. “The Government will spend between US$20 million and US$30 million to expand the runway by an additional 700 feet up to 5,500 feet,” he said.Mr. Montague, who is also Member of Parliament for Western St. Mary, said residents of the parish are happy for the project and have requested the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to integrate and involve the community in the development.“I have always said that a mile of highway can only take you a mile, but a mile of runway can take you to the world, and the people of St. Mary are aiming to go to the world,” he said. “I am encouraging the AAJ to adopt the Boscobel Primary and Basic School, because you can’t lock yourself away from the community,” he added.For his part, Senior Director, Commercial Development and Planning, AAJ, Alfred McDonald, pointed out that the three-metre widening of the runway will take it to 30 metres, which will be able to accommodate regional jets that are expected to begin operating out of the IFIA. He said that the IFIA will be able to welcome the RJ 100 aircraft which carries 70 to 90 passengers and others of similar size, when the runway is expanded.Mr. McDonald noted that the AAJ is having discussions with two airlines that have already indicated that they will be ready to start once the work has been finished, and pointed out that one has opted to begin flying into the Norman Manley International Airport in the interim.He said the airlines are expected to bring passengers from new gateways to the island and that other airlines will be approached.“We are pretty confident that new gateways in the northern and northwestern Caribbean will be opened up, and in fact, some Central and South American countries are in the offing as well,” Mr. McDonald said.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Belgian liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier owner and operator Exmar has agreed to integrate its LNG assets and infrastructure with those of John Fredriksen’s Geveran and Flex LNG under a new USD 2.3 billion company – Exmar LNG Ltd.Geveran and Exmar will pool their LNG assets and infrastructure under Flex LNG, in exchange for new shares in Flex LNG.The new company will start operating under the name Exmar LNG in the third quarter of 2015, when the transaction is expected to be completed.The new company will operate six LNG carriers, four of which are under construction. Exmar LNG will also operate five floating storage and regasification units (FSRU), one of which is under construction to become the world’s first regasification barge; and two floating liquefaction units (FLNG), currently under construction, of which Caribbean FLNG will be the world’s first FLNG unit to be delivered in the first quarter of 2016 under a long – term contract to Pacific Rubiales.Exmar LNG will have an estimated enterprise value of approximately USD 2.3 billion and an equity value of approximately USD 823.3 million.Exmar will own 64.6 per cent of the outstanding shares and votes in the new company, and Geveran will own 30.7 per cent of the outstanding shares and votes.As a result, Exmar will trigger an obligation to make a mandatory offer for the remaining shares in Exmar LNG within four weeks of the completion of the transaction.“I have known Nicolas Saverys and EXMAR for more than 30 years. They have developed an impressive technical platform within the LNG industry. Together I believe we are uniquely positioned to grow and develop this company to the benefit of all shareholders. I am very enthusiastic about this partnership,” John Fredriksen said.last_img read more

first_imgTokyo: Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund on Friday unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US company Uber to drive forward the development of driverless ridesharing services. The latest cash injection, expected to close in the third quarter this year, came amid fevered anticipation of Uber’s public share offering which is expected to be the largest in the tech sector for years. Toyota has already invested $500 million in Uber as the firm races Google-owned Waymo and a host of other companies, including major automakers, to develop self-driving vehicles. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe latest investment, which also involves Japanese parts maker DENSO, will go to Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group in a bid to “accelerate the development and commercialisation of automated ridesharing,” the firms said in a statement. Toyota and DENSO are stumping up $667 million and SoftBank Vision Fund, the investment arm of Japanese tycoon Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank, will pour $333 million into the venture. It is already the top shareholder in Uber, holding 16 per cent. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe Japanese car firm said it would also contribute “an additional $300 million over the next three years to help cover the costs related to these activities.” Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said driverless cars would “transform transportation as we know it, making our streets safer and our cities more liveable.” His firm is aiming to go beyond car rides to becoming the “Amazon of transportation” in a future where people share, instead of own, vehicles. If all goes to plan, commuters could ride an e-scooter to a transit station, take a train, then grab an e-bike, share a ride or take an e-scooter at the arriving station to complete a journey — all using an Uber app on a smartphone. Uber is also seeing growing success with an “Eats” service that lets drivers make money delivering meals ordered from restaurants. Last week, Uber filed official documents for its much-anticipated public share offering. The filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said it operates on six continents with some 14 million trips per day and has totalled more than 10 billion rides since it was founded in 2010. The filing contained a “placeholder” amount of $1 billion to be raised but that figure is expected to increase ahead of the initial public offering (IPO) expected in May. The Wall Street Journal said earlier this month that Uber was seeking to raise $10 billion in what would be the largest stock offering of the year. Media reports said the ride-hailing giant was likely to seek a market value of close to $100 billion. Uber is the largest of the “unicorns” or venture-backed firms worth at least $1 billion to list on Wall Street, and is one of the key companies in the “sharing economy” based on offering services to replace ownership of cars, homes and other commodities. Its revenue grew 42 per cent last year to $11.2 billion but it continued to lose money from its operations. A net profit was reported for the year from a large asset sale, but operational losses were more than $3 billion. And some analysts have voiced caution over the forthcoming IPO given a relative lacklustre debut for Lyft, the main US rival. Khosrowshahi has promised greater transparency as he seeks to restore confidence in the global ridesharing leader hit by a wave of misconduct scandals. In October, Toyota and SoftBank announced the creation of a joint venture to create “new mobility service” including driverless vehicles for services such as meal deliveries. The new company — called “Monet”, short for “mobility network” — is majority owned by SoftBank. SoftBank started as a software firm but has increasingly been pushing into investments under tycoon Son, one of Japan’s richest men.last_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – CIBC says it is eyeing big-ticket acquisitions in the United States as the Toronto-based bank seeks to boost earnings from wealth management to about 15 per cent of overall adjusted profits.The bank’s retail brokerage, asset management and private wealth management businesses generated $392 million in adjusted earnings last year, or 11 per cent of the bank’s total adjusted profits.Prior to the purchases of American Century Investments and Atlantic Trust for a combined $1 billion, the bank earned nine per cent from this segment.Chief executive Gerry McCaughey said the bank (TSX:CM) doesn’t have to achieve its objective with just one large transaction and refused to comment on published reports that it is in the final running to purchase U.S. money manager Russell Investments for as much as US$3 billion.“The major objective is to get there steadily and on a safe and sound basis where we add value to CIBC shareholders,” he said in an interview Thursday after announcing at the bank’s annual meeting that he will retire in two years.Although the bank has a preference to buy within the Canadian market place, limited opportunities have forced it to look south of the border, he added.McCaughey said it could make an acquisition exceeding $1 billion but wouldn’t say if there is an upper limit, nor any time frame to reach its goal.Laurence Booth, finance professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, said managing the portfolios of wealthy investors is a stable business that fits into the bank’s strategy to lower its risk profile.“Perhaps they’ve decided they’ve de-risked the bank enough that, at this stage in the business cycle, it’s more important to get into some more wealth management business,” he said from Toronto.The bank had invested heavily in U.S. investment banking, but extracted itself after being burned by Enron metldown and the sub-prime mortgage scandal.“It’s sort of like back to the future,” Booth said of CIBC’s growing interest in the U.S.Earlier, McCaughey told shareholders that its strategic investments in McLean Budden, American Century and Atlantic Trust, which alone manages US$24 billion in assets — are aligned with its risk appetite.“(They) are indicative of the type of investments we will look to make in the future.”McCaughey, who has been CIBC’s president and chief executive since August 2005, said he plans to retire effective April 30, 2016, when he will be 60 years old.He becomes the fourth CEO from Canada’s Big Five banks in the past year to announce his retirement, following Gordon Nixon of Royal Bank (TSX:RY), Rick Waugh of ScotiaBank (TSX:BNS) and Ed Clark of TD (TSX:TD).His time at the head of CIBC, one of Canada’s biggest banks, has been a period of relative stability compared with the tumultuous period preceding McCaughey’s promotion to the top job. Under McCaughey, CIBC focused on its core businesses — exiting some of the areas that had been volatile during a boom and bust period that included the dot-com and Enron meltdowns.Recently, McCaughey helped CIBC navigate through a potentially difficult situation with the bank’s Aeroplan credit card business — a long-standing and historically profitable relationship with Air Canada’s loyalty points system.“He successfully led CIBC through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, instituted a risk management culture that we continue to build on every day,” chairman Charles Sirois told shareholders.McCaughey said the bank has made substantial progress over the past nine years in reducing its risk and strengthening its foundations. But he said it’s the right time to transition to a new leader because the next phase of its strategy will take longer than two years.All Canadian banks have similar processes to replace top executives and McCaughey said he doesn’t believe the industry will be negatively impacted by the departure of a large number of CEOs.“I think there’s stability around strategic process throughout the Canadian industry,” he said.The Canadian Bankers Association said the country’s banks will continue to be well managed, which has allowed them to be rated the soundest in the world for six consecutive years by the World Economic Forum.“Banks have a depth of solid leadership that has served both their customers and their shareholders well and will continue to do so into the future,” it said in an email.Booth said the close oversight by regulators and the federal government doesn’t give banks much leeway for dramatic changes in strategy.“There’s nothing I think on the horizon at the moment that would indicate some substantial change in strategy by any of the banks so it’s not clear there’s a problem that needs to be solved.”The retirement also doesn’t appear to have raised concern among investors as the bank’s shares gained 16 cents to $95.81 Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. CIBC eyeing growing U.S. presence, says CEO who will retire in two years by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 24, 2014 8:27 am MDT read more

Former Ohio State guard Mike Conley Jr. drives to the basket as Georgetown center Roy Hibbert defends during their NCAA Final Four game in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 31, 2007. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame will add eight people — seven former athletes and one current coach — to the 418-person hall in the fall, Ohio State announced announced Wednesday morning.The eight-person class of 2017 will be inducted at a dinner on Oct. 6, and will be recognized at halftime of the Ohio State-Maryland football game the next day on Homecoming weekend.The seven former players who will be inducted include LeCharles Bentley (football), Mike Conley (men’s basketball), Tom Byers (men’s track and field), Chelsea Davis (women’s diving), Bryce Keough (wrestling), Christina Manning (women’s track and field) and Nancy Pearson (women’s swimming).Pete Hanson, Ohio State’s men’s volleyball coach since 1985, is the first coach to be inducted into the hall of fame since former Buckeyes football coach Jim Tressel in 2015. Hanson’s teams have won back-to-back NCAA championships. Last season, Ohio State had its 42-match win streak snapped, the third-longest streak in in NCAA men’s volleyball history.Bentley, the first Ohio State player to ever win the Rimington Award – given to the nation’s best center – is the 122nd member from the football program in the hall. The three-year starter was a consensus All-American as a senior in 2001.Conley, a point guard who played for Ohio State for one season before heading to the NBA, helped lead the Buckeyes to the 2007 NCAA Championship. He averaged 11.3 points per game and holds the record for most assists (238) and steals (87) by a freshman in Ohio State men’s basketball history.Byers, a mid-distance runner from 1973-1976, holds multiple school and meet records. The three-time indoor All-American in the 1,000-yard run owns the school record in the 1,500 meter run (3:37.50).Davis won the national championship in 2008 and was named the NCAA Tri-Diver of the Year. In 2010, Davis was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor. Only one other member of Ohio State’s women’s swimming and diving program has been awarded the award before.As a senior in 1951, Keough was the captain of Ohio State’s Big Ten championship-winning wrestling team. He won individual conference titles at 155 pounds in 1949 and 147 pounds in 1951.Manning, who ran for Ohio State from 2008-2012, in an 11-time All-American, 10-time Big Ten champion and two-time national champion. She holds school records in the 60-meter dash (7.23), 60-meter hurdles (7.91), 100-meter hurdles (12.68) and 400-meter relay (43.70).Pearson was an All-American swimmer in 1982 and twice was a Big Ten champion as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay team.The hall of fame, which was created in 1977, includes 305 men and 121 women. Women weren’t inducted into the the hall until 1993. read more

first_imgThe 66-year-old managing director of a photographic equipment retailer was detained in Thessaloniki on Tuesday over an unpaid tax bill of 28.1 million euros, police said.In Attica, police reported that a 40-year-old woman had been arrested for tax arrears of 2.9 million euros and a 47-year-old man for the nonpayment of 259,000 euros in taxes. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

first_imgYoung students hoping to get their theatrical fix in a bilingual atmosphere can take part in the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Creative Drama and Art Centre’s classes. Now looking for new 2015 enrolments from the ages of 4-12 plus, the classes offer a wide range of learning activities based on theatrical expression. Program co-ordinator Katerina Poutachidou has included a varied syllabus, with lessons in pantomime, voice-training, improvisation, role-playing and puppet making.With the classes conducted in Greek, the basis is on learning the language through fun and oral means.The classes began for the first time last year, and with around 13 children taking part, Ms Poutachidou expects to see more youngsters attending in future. As a Greek teacher at the Community’s Greek school for four years, Ms Poutachidou finds the drama classes a unique and fun way to teach the language outside of the rigours of grammar. With more than 90 per cent of her students second and third generation Greeks, the class is a way for the students to meet like-minded friends and get their cultural fix throughout the week. The classes draw on myths, poems and music, and end with a big performance at the end of the year. Last year the troop performed a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s Tin Soldier in Greek to a sell-out crowd. The Creative Drama and Arts Centre is holding a information night on February 19 at 5.00 pm at the Andrianakos Centre, Alphington Grammar, Old Heidelberg Road, Alphington.Classes will begin on February 26, and will cost $300 for the year. For more information and to enrol, contact Katerina Poutachidou on 0424 431 373 or visit www.greekcommunity.com.au/gocmv_public/index.php/en/schools/creative-drama Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgKadapa: While appreciating the State government’s initiative in extending financial support to the kin of farmers, who committed suicides, CPI State secretary K Ramakrishna has appealed to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to repay the loans borrowed by the farmers for agriculture operations. Ramakrishna visited the family of Mekala Venkata Subbaiah, who committed suicide in Nanganurupalle village in Proddatur mandal and condoled them on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that Rs 7 lakh financial support being extended by the YSRCP government will help the deceased families. But they are not in a position to repay the outstanding borrowed money at abnormal rate of interest with the private money lenders. Also Read – TDP flays government for sand problems Advertise With Us The CPI leader recalled that M Venkata Subbaiah, who also irrigating groundnut crop as tenant farmer in 12 acres of land along with 4 acres owned by him borrowed huge amount from the banks for growing crops. He said that this kind of situation has been witnessing in all 50 mandals of Kadapa district as number of farmers committed suicides in the same manner. CPI district president G Eswaraiah, Rythu Sangam secretary K Venkata Siva, CPI town president K Subbarayudu and others were present.last_img read more

first_imgVijayawada: The Additional Director of Animal Husbandry Department, Dr. Damodar Naidu has stated the preliminary inquiry has found that the toxicity is the cause of the death of 103 cows in gosala at Kotturu in Tadepalli. He also said a team of officials have visited the gosala and personally examined the cows on Sunday. It is suspected that toxicity is present in the fodder. He added that at present, all the remaining cows are healthy at gosala. Damodar Naidu said the postmortem report of the dead cows is expected to come on Tuesday. The samples collected in gosala were also sent to the Forensic Laboratories and will get the report within a week. He clarified that there is no fact in poisoning the fodder and complete details will be revealed once the report is out.last_img

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Reynaldo Leal for The Texas TribuneJavier Alejandro Vindel-Rodriguez on the Brownsville Express International Bridge, where U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents deterred asylum seekers like his family from crossing the border. Some analysts think a new directive on asylum seekers from the Trump administration could result in increased deportations.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers will be applying more scrutiny on which migrants pass their credible fear interviews and can plead their asylum case before an immigration judge. According to a new memo, more victims of domestic and gang violence will likely be deported without their day in court. Listen Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it harder for victims of domestic and gang violence to be granted asylum when he overruled an immigration court decision that granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who was a victim of domestic violence.The new directive by USCIS will impact how Sessions’ decision is being applied in credible fear interviews, the initial step in the asylum process. Andrea Guttin, Legal Director of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative said this move chips away at a migrant’s right to a hearing before a judge. “There are processes in place so that somebody who has a legitimate claim can present it, be heard, have their day in court and then the judge can make a decision,” said Guttin. “I fear a lot of people will be denied who could have won an asylum hearing,” she said.USCIS spokesperson Michael Bars said this move is meant to improve the integrity of the immigration system, which has been exploited by asylum petitioners.“Our laws do not offer protection against instances of violence based on personal, private conflict that is not on account of a protected ground, but over the years grounds for qualifying for asylum have greatly expanded far beyond what congress originally intended. Many petitioners understand this, know how to exploit our system, and are able to enter the U.S., avoid removal, and remain in the country,” Bars said in a written statement.Even if an asylum seeker is able to plead their case before a judge, asylum petitions in Houston are difficult to win. Between 2012 and 2017, immigration judges in Houston denied 87% of asylum petitions. Xcenter_img Share 00:00 /00:57 last_img read more

first_img Share Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaThe Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has removed a priest who served in multiple local parishes from active ministry. Father Jesus Suarez is accused of sexual misconduct with a minor while living in Colombia. A statement from the archdiocese said the abuse may have resulted in the birth of children.The archdiocese said in the statement the abuse allegedly occurred in Colombia, before Suarez came to the United States in 1994. According to the statement, the archdiocese was just recently made aware of this allegation and it has received no other allegations of sexual abuse of minors against him.Most recently, Suarez was serving as pastor of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church in Houston. Previously, among other parishes, he served at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Conroe as parochial vicar. Father Philip Wilhite, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, told his parishioners about Suarez’s removal in a Facebook post and in public announcements at all masses over the weekend. Wilhite wrote that all of Suarez’s prior parishes and his present one are being advised of the allegations, so that if there are any other victims in those parishes they will also contact civil authorities.The Houston Police Department has been notified of the allegation.Suarez’s name didn’t appear in the list of accused clergy the archdiocese released in January.Suarez is the second priest associated with Sacred Heart in Conroe to be accused of sexual abuse. Father Manuel La Rosa-Lopez, who previously worked at Sacred Heart, was charged in 2018 with four counts of indecency with a child and has an upcoming trial in Montgomery County.last_img read more

first_imgCourt Limits Display Of South Africa’s Old Apartheid… Denis Farrell by NPR News Bill Chappell 8.21.19 11:30am A South African court is restricting gratuitous displays of the country’s old apartheid-era flag, calling the banner “a vivid symbol of white supremacy and black disenfranchisement and suppression.” The flag was the official standard of South Africa from 1928 until the end of apartheid in 1994, when it was replaced by a six-color flag whose Y-shape symbolizes unity. On Wednesday, the Equality Court ruled that the old flag is “a symbol that immortalizes the period of a system of racial segregation, racial oppression through apartheid, and of South Africa as an international pariah state that dehumanized the black population.” The lawsuit was filed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which said displaying the apartheid flag amounted to hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment against black people. “Judge Phineas Mojapelo of South Africa’s Equality Court delivered the ruling to restrict the use of the orange, white and blue flag of the former white minority regime,” NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports. “However, he said the move was not a complete ban, because use of the divisive flag associated with the apartheid years is protected by law for artistic, academic, journalistic and other purposes in the public interest.”The suit targeted a group called AfriForum, which is widely seen as representing the views of a conservative white minority of Afrikaners. In court, AfriForum’s representatives contended that South Africa’s hate speech laws apply only to words, not symbols. They also said that under the constitution, displaying the flag is a protected expression.”Simply displaying it, in our view, is not sufficient for it to be hate speech,” AfriForum Head of Policy and Action Ernst Roets said after the court released its decision. “For it to be hate speech, it has to be coupled with some form of a call to action to inflict harm or something to that effect.”On Wednesday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said the 1928 flag has become a global symbol of white supremacy and hatred “and is considered by most South Africans as a source of trauma and terror.”The foundation filed suit after the flag appeared at protests in late 2017 that decried deadly attacks on white farmers. Those protests, dubbed “Black Monday,” were promoted by AfriForum.In siding with the Mandela foundation, the Equality Court ruled that in addition to being racist, gratuitous display of the old flag “demonstrates a clear intention to be hurtful” and to promote hatred against black people.Given the flag’s adoption by a whites-only parliament and its six decades of symbolizing the apartheid era, the court said, “It is thus, not surprisingly, viewed differently even today by mostly white people on the one hand and black people on the other.”Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more

Are you a dog lover? Then here is an evening dedicated to man’s best friend that you must visit.‘A cause 4 The Paws’ is an effort to find loving homes for abandoned pets and other Indian street dogs. The event is in collaboration with Delhi Police Dog Squad and PFA to commemorate World Animal Day. It aims to find homes for abandoned dogs who were pets abandoned by their families. They have found their way to the animal shelters, but are now looking for new loving homes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The event would feature shows which include  Delhi Police Dog Show: A display of obedience, sniffing and tracking by the canine sentinels. The performance will showcase extraordinary talents and immaculatetraining. The squad will consist of about 50 dogs who will display some spectacular drills.Next would be ‘Carnival Of Animals’, a dance performance by Nikolina Nikoleski preaching the importance of animals to mankind. From the smooth moves of a wild cat, the gallop of zebra and horse, to the flight of butterflies, the dancers will create the aura of the jungle. The choreography celebrates the spirit and affection of animals toward humans.The highlight of the event will be a catwalk by abandoned dogs. Pedigrees, mixed breeds/Indian breeds and special dogs would together walk the runway.Be there.DETAILWhen: 13 and 14 OctoberWhere: Amphitheatre, Select Citywalk, Saket Timings: 5 pm onwards read more

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Police has made elaborate arrangements in Park Street which would be enforced from 11:55 pm on Monday to ensure hassle-free Christmas celebration.Enthusiastic city dwellers have started visiting the area since Sunday night and the footfall has been rising since Monday evening. Despite the huge gathering of people, Kolkata Police has managed traffic in such a way that no major congestion occurred in Park Street before its closure for celebration. Sources informed that Park Street and all of its link roads were blocked from 11:55 pm. All Esplanade bound vehicles were diverted through S N Banerjee Road and Exide Crossing. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePark Street got more and more crowded throughout the day as the festive frenzy took over people. Another attraction which would add to the joy is a musical fountain installed by CESC at Maidan opposite Victoria Memorial. The 150-channel musical fountain has been refurbished and a new programme of music will enthrall the citizens of Kolkata, which has already acquired a special position as one of the most well-illuminated Indian cities. The fountain becomes functional from 5 pm to 9 pm from Christmas Eve. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has conveyed his heartiest greetings to the people of Bengal. He wishes that this joyous occasion provides an opportunity to reaffirm our faith in the country’s cultural heritage, spirit of friendship and fraternity among all sections of society. “May the ideals of peace, amity and sacrifice prevail,” the Governor said.last_img read more