Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—De La Salle was in a tough spot heading into Saturday’s game knowing that it had to bounce back from back-to-back lossesThe Lady Spikers had never lost two straight games since their finals loss in Season 77 to Ateneo, and recovering from their losses to University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines got harder when captain Desiree Cheng was ruled out against University of the East due to a right shoulder injury.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fortunately for the Lady Spikers, Tin Tiamzon took it upon herself to fill in and play a vital role for the defending champions.Tiamzon scored 10 points as she and Jolina dela Cruz, who had 14, helped La Salle breeze past the Lady Warriors, 25-18, 25-20, 25-18.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I knew since Wednesday that Ate Des had the injury and that she needs to rest,” said Tiamzon in Filipino. “So I told Ate Des ‘Ate, I’ll take care of this just take a break and take your time. Just know that I got you covered.’”“Ate Des will be back, this is her last season I know she’ll be back.” Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Streaking TNT surges past Blackwater Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MOST READ 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash The Lady Spikers’ win brought them to a 4-2 record and are now tied with University of Santo Tomas in the second spot behind Ateneo, which holds a 3-1 card.Despite the win, Tiamzon said La Salle is far from their top form.“That wasn’t our A-game,” said Tiamzon of their victory against the Lady Warriors. “It’s a process and this season still has a long way to go. We just have to push through.”ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View comments
India cricketer Sanju Samonson and his longtime girlfriend Charulatha got married in an intimate ceremony in Kovalam on Saturday and the wedding pictures posted online have gone viral since then.Sanju Samson, who is a star player for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, and Charulatha were college mates since their graduation days at the Mar Ivanios College.The wedding was attended by just 30 of the close family and friends of the couple. The reception will take place later in the evening on Saturday.”There were just 30 of us from both the families and it was a very simple function,” said Samson.”We are very happy that we have got the blessings of both the families,” he said. The 24-year-old was part of the 2018 IPL in the reinstated Rajasthan Royals team at a bid price of Rs 8 crore.In fact it was his best performance in the league so far as he amassed 441 runs in 15 matches at an average of 31.50 with three half-centuries.Overall, Samson has scored 1867 runs in 81 matches since his debut in 2013. He has one hundred and 10 fifties to his name with a career average of 26.67.Also Read | Sanju Samson ties the knot with college classmateAlso Read | Sanju Samson announces marriage with collegemate
Probable teams England JJ Roy, JC Buttler (wkt), AD Hales, EJG Morgan (capt), JM Bairstow, JE Root, MM Ali, DJ Willey, CJ Jordan, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid. India S Dhawan, RG Sharma, KL Rahul, V Kohli (capt), SK Raina, MS Dhoni (wkt), HH Pandya, Y Chahal, K Yadav, B Kumar, UKT YadavStokes makes unbeaten 90 in Durham defeatBen Stokes carried his bat for Durham but his side were well short in their pursuit of Yorkshire’s 200 as the Vikings kicked off their Vitality Blast campaign with a win. Looking to prove his fitness following a hamstring tear, Stokes batted through 20 overs for a 68-ball 90 not out in a 44-run defeat at Headingley. Stokes was unable to bowl against a home side who amassed 200 for three thanks to 92 not out from Adam Lyth and an unbeaten 53 from Jonny Tattersall, the pair sharing an unbroken 110-run stand in 8.5 overs. Cricket Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share via Email Read more Was this helpful? Share on WhatsApp England (possible): EJG Morgan (Captain), JJ Roy, JC Buttler (wkt), AD Hales, JE Root, JM Bairstow, MM Ali, DJ Willey, AU Rashid, CJ Jordan, LE Plunkett India (possible): V Kohli (Captain), R Sharma, S Dhawan, KL Rahul, S Raina, MS Dhoni (wkt), H Pandya, B Kumar, K Yadav, U Yadav, Y Chahal Umpires: T Robinson and M Gough Third umpire: A Wharf Match referee: D Boon (Aus) Hide news Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Read more England turn to Merlyn to counter India’s spin magician Kuldeep Yadav … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Support The Guardian David Willey was in the centre of a little contretemps with Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Manchester on Tuesday and like his father he is not shy about having an argument if necessary – although my recollection is that it was more the size of his forearms than the fierceness of his tongue that made Peter Willey a figure capable of intimidating the odd opponent or colleague.Young David confirmed: “I don’t mind a bit of confrontation. I have had my fair share of it in the past. If it comes my way I am quite happy to get involved. But we are advised to play cricket and leave those antics to other people.”Then there was some shrugging of the substantial Willey shoulders. “They have a few fiery characters and that is part and parcel of cricket. It was something and nothing [at Old Trafford]. I think with all the microphones and cameras, people get a bit giddy about this sort of thing.”On Friday evening in Cardiff, where England play the second T20 international, there will not be a football match to raise the spirits after a defeat. To prevail England must combat the left-arm wrist spin rather better than they did in Manchester, where Kuldeep Yadav took five for 24. It was a good time for England to succumb ineptly since most of the nation was absorbed in a different contest at the time.As a consequence of that batting performance, Merlyn was wheeled out into the nets behind the stands at Sophia Gardens. Merlyn is England’s best spin bowler. Unfortunately it is a machine, a box on stilts with an aperture at the front out of which the ball appears with preordained spin imparted. Merlyn’s predecessor (also called Merlyn) was famously used by England in 2005 to combat Shane Warne. In fact, Warne took 40 wickets in that series, which may explain why Merlyn did not receive an OBE. Quick guide England v India teams After the kindergarten clash with the Aussies there is something a little spicier to savour as the white-ball section of the summer continues against India. There were a few animated exchanges between the players in the first T20 match at Old Trafford, something which was conspicuously absent when England were playing Australia. More pertinently, England were confronted with much stronger opposition and were duly thrashed by eight wickets. India cricket team Topics England cricket team On Thursday Jos Buttler, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan had a bat against Merlyn while Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, both dismissed first ball by Yadav at Old Trafford, preferred facing conventional bowlers – with arms – in the nets on the outfield. Sensibly, the batsmen are allowed to make their own decisions about how they prepare for Friday’s challenge.The pitch in Cardiff is unlikely to offer as much turn as at Old Trafford and the straight boundaries are short, the square one long. So it is best to hit the spinners straight, but the drive becomes a trickier shot than the sweep when the batsmen do not know which way the ball is going to bounce. Hence the need to try to get to grips with the likes of Kuldeep and the leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.England, of course, do not want to appear alarmed by the suggestion that they are frail against mystery spin. Willey was quick to point out: “I think our averages and stats against spin are unbelievable, so it was just one of those days [at Old Trafford]. Someone took a few wickets. Our lads will go away and think about their particular approach to it and we’ll come back and have full confidence in all the guys. Yes, it cost us in that last game but we don’t dwell upon things like that.”England expect to play the same team as at Old Trafford with the strong possibility that Ben Stokes will return to the side for Sunday’s game in Bristol, which puts the onus upon Alex Hales, in particular, to make a significant contribution here. Unless they are in experimental mode, India will surely play the same team as well. Share on Twitter Thank you for your feedback. Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Show England v India 2018 Reuse this content
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Brighton send Arce, Kerr away on-loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton winger Billy Arce has returned from his loan at Segunda Division club Extremadura UD.The 20-year-old signed for the Seagulls in August 2018 from Ecuadorian side CSD Independiente Del Valle, and moved straight to Spain on a loan deal.Arce made three substitute appearances in the Segunda Division, but played 90 minutes in the Copa Del Rey, as Extremadura were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Alcorcon.Meanwhile, Brighton under-23 defender Josh Kerr has joined Derry City on a six-month loan deal.The 20-year-old has linked up with the SSE Airtricity League side for the remainder of the season.Under-23 coach Simon Rusk said, “This is a good loan move for Josh, and one that will allow him to play first-team football on a regular basis.“We will keep a close eye on his progress, and wish him well for the rest of the season.”
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 28: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Bulldogs on November 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia Tech’s football program is searching for a new head coach and a head coaching offer has reportedly been made.The Yellow Jackets have been linked to an NFL coach in recent days and it appears the speculation was legitimate.Georgia Tech has reportedly offered its head coaching position to Ken Whisenhunt.“Brian Finneran announces that according to his sources Ken Whisenhunt has been offered the Georgia Tech head coaching job and has less than 48hrs to decide….”@BFinn86 announces that according to his sources Ken Whisenhunt has been offered the Georgia Tech head coaching job and has less than 48hrs to decide….— steakshapiro (@steakshapiro) December 4, 2018Whisenhunt, 56, is currently the offensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Chargers. He began his coaching career at Vanderbilt but has been in the NFL since.Stay tuned.
ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first quarter of the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Today was a major day for Trace McSorley and other Penn State draft hopefuls. The program held its annual Pro Day in State College.Thirty of 32 NFL teams were in attendance to watch McSorley and other Nittany Lions work out. McSorley, a decorated college player, is trying to convince the league that his professional future is at quarterback.Recent reports surfaced indicating that some teams want McSorley to try his hand at defensive back. He put up huge numbers at quarterback at Penn State, but lacks the physical profile and skill set of the typical NFL quarterback.Such chatter doesn’t phase McSorley, but he is making it clear he wants to play QB at the next level.“I didn’t take it as a sign of disrespect, but it did kind of put a chip on my shoulder for sure,” he told the media today.Trace McSorley pic.twitter.com/Vg1DQeBfgV— Ryan Snyder (@RivalsSnyder) March 19, 2019McSorley put on a strong performance during today’s pro day workout, which will only help his cause.Via StateCollege.com:So it was good news as McSorley tossed completion after completion to a handful of receivers. Of the several dozen passes he threw, only four or five were dropped. It was a far cry from a tumultuous 2018 season when seemingly every other pass found the ground. If there were any doubts who might be to fault for the Nittany Lions’ decline in pass production, McSorley certainly made the case Tuesday that it wasn’t his blame to shoulder alone.It remains to be seen if McSorley will eventually carve out a role as a quarterback in the NFL. If he doesn’t, he seems like the perfect candidate to play in an upstart league like the AAF or XFL.
The visiting hours at 10 historical monuments, including Delhi’s Safdarjung Tomb and Humayun’s Tomb, have been extended till 9 p.m, the Culture Ministry has said. An official statement quoted Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel as announcing the extended hours. The earlier visiting hours were 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The monuments include Rajarani Temple Complex (Odisha), Dulhadeo Temple and Khajuraho (both Madhya Pradesh), Sheikh Chilli Tomb (Haryana), Safdarjung Tomb (Delhi), Humayuna Tomb (Delhi), the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal and Gol Gumbaz (both Karnataka), Group of Temples, Markanda, Chamursi (Maharashtra), Man Mahal, Vaidhshala (Uttar Pradesh) and Rani Ki Vav (Gujarat). The decision has been taken for the benefit of people and tourists, who can visit and appreciate the beauty of such historical sites for long hours. According to the Ministry, the new timings could be extended some other historical monuments as well.
VANCOUVER – Messages of love, tolerance and understanding were shared by thousands of people who gathered on Saturday to protest racism and hate.Signs reading “live with love,” “diversity = strength” and “laundry is the only thing that should be separated by colour” were spotted above a packed crowd outside Vancouver’s city hall.Police said about 4,000 people attended the rally. The large number of people caused officers to close a busy road in the area to vehicle traffic for several hours.Bob Chamberlin, vice president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, told those gathered that he draws strength from seeing so many people come together with love and respect.Now is a critical time in Canadian history, he added, and all Canadians must stand together for reconciliation with First Nations to be successful.“Let’s pursue love, let’s pursue acceptance, let’s pursue understanding. And let’s get beyond stereotypes and close-minded people,” Chamberlin said.Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson told the protesters that the city will not stand for hatred or inequality, but noted work still must be done to spread the message of understanding.“There’s more to do, we’re not done,” he said. “There are some among us here today who have not learned the message of peace and respect and understanding, of loving one another regardless of what we believe in or who we love or what we look like or where we came from.”Robertson urged those assembled to approach the difficult conversations peacefully.“Reach out with a hand, reach out with respect and love and understanding. Don’t reach out with a fist. Don’t lower ourselves to that,” he said.There were reports earlier this week that an anti-Islam protest was planned, but it never materialized.A handful of individuals opposing the anti-racism protesters showed up at the rally and were quickly ushered away by police when verbal confrontations appeared as though they could become physical.Vancouver Police said Saturday afternoon that officers at the rally arrested five people for breaching the peace and two people were escorted away from the area “to prevent a disturbance.”Police said there were no reported assaults or injuries.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to congratulate Vancouver on the event, saying “Diversity will always be our strength.”
OTTAWA — The Vancouver shipyard building the navy’s new support ships says the decision to push one of those vessels to the front of the construction queue will shave months, rather than years, off its expected delivered date.The federal government revealed this week that Seaspan Marine will finish work on the first support ship before turning to a new oceanographic science vessel for the coast guard, which was originally slated to be built first.Seaspan vice-president of government relations Tim Page tells The Canadian Press that design work on the coast guard ship is taking longer than expected and changing the schedule will save money and time in the long run.But anyone expecting the support ship to be delivered overnight will be disappointed as Page says the shipyard’s new schedule has it hitting the water in 2022, at which point it will still need to undergo testing at sea.Prior to the new schedule, the Defence Department’s head of procurement said he expected the vessel to be delivered and ready for naval operations by mid-2023.As for the coast guard’s new science ship, Page says the time gained by pushing it back in the queue will be used to perfect its design and ensure taxpayers get full value for money.The Canadian Press
The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said they will strengthen links on supporting technology innovation, strategic use of patent information for development, trade capacity-building and trade-related intellectual property rights issues.An agreement on the strengthened partnership was approved in Vienna by the UNIDO Industrial Development Board at its 37th session. It will be signed by UNIDO Director-General Kandeh Yumkella and his WIPO counterpart Francis Gurry.“Creating awareness and practical capacity-building on intellectual property protection and use should be an integral part of any industrial development strategy,” said Mr. Yumkella. “[The] UNIDO-WIPO cooperation will help developing countries face the challenges of a globalized economy,” he added.Mr. Gurry said that the intellectual property system played a key role in facilitating technology transfer by “incentivizing” investment in innovation, providing a framework for trading intellectual assets, and by establishing market order through marks and brands.He noted that the innovation landscape was “the subject of rapid and radical change,” pointing to the intensification of investment in knowledge creation, whose value had more than doubled in the past 15 years, rising to some $1.1 trillion in 2009.In January, UNIDO and WIPO launched a trade capacity development programme in Pakistan, funded by the European Commission. UNIDO is developing the supply capacity in fisheries and horticulture, and supporting the development of compliance infrastructure and services. WIPO in turn is developing the intellectual property regime and institutional set-up. Joint activities for the fisheries and horticulture sectors are expected to add value to export products through the recognition and promotion of specific local product attributes or branding. 12 May 2010The United Nations agency tasked with promoting industrial development and its intellectual properties counterpart today pledged closer cooperation to help developing countries build industrial capacity and gain a foothold in the global economy through innovative trade measures.
Labour groups talk work standards in meeting with Freeland ahead of NAFTA talks TORONTO – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has held a last consultation with labour representatives before the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks.Freeland met with a group of about two dozen labour organization rep at an hour-long meeting in Toronto.Freeland is heading to Washington to take part in NAFTA renegotiation talks that start Wednesday.Labour representatives say they’re hoping a new NAFTA agreement will improve labour conditions.They say that increasing wages and working standards in the U.S. and Mexico will help level the playing field in all three countries.They believe a new deal also needs to include provisions for better labour standards enforcement in NAFTA countries. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses modernizing NAFTA at public forum at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 15, 2017 12:23 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The dog is thought to have entered the cab and accidentally started the vehicle, according to a source close to the farmer’s family.It is believed that the animal may have accidentally knocked the gear stick forwards. Police and paramedics were called to The Laurels in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset at 2.18pm.Two response vehicles, an ambulance and an air ambulance attended and rescuers tried to save the dad-of-three, who was in cardiac arrest. “He had great energy and enthusiasm, always striving to make a difference in bringing growth to the local economy and never shrinking from challenging members and officers on behalf of his constituents.”He was a larger than life character who will be greatly missed.”Weston-super-Mare Town Council said: “He was admired for his sense of humour, and for always speaking his mind.”He is a great loss to the town council and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”Avon and Somerset Constabulary confirmed yesterday (Mon) that the investigation has been passed to the Health and Safety Executive. His family said he was ‘doing what he loved’Credit:SWNS A multi-millionaire dairy farmer was accidentally killed by his own dog after the animal reportedly set his tractor into motion, crushing him.Derek Mead, 70, who was also a property developer and a local councillor, suffered a heart attack after the “tragic accident” on his farm on Sunday afternoon.It is understood that Mr Mead was crushed by a JCB farm loader, a machine used to transport heavy materials. In a statement the Mead family, who have been farming in Somerset since the 1400s, described the death as a “terrible loss”.They said: “It is with heavy hearts that we have to let you know that our father and grandfather, Derek Mead, was killed in a tragic accident on his farm.”He was doing what he loved and has been doing since he was a young boy. Mr Mead was a father of three Credit:SWNS “The family thank you for all your kind messages during this time.”Derek Mead owned Border Collies and terriers and was often seen pottering around the farm in his wellies and flat cap, a neighbour said.Local councillor Mr Mead was the chairman of the Mead Group, which runs the biggest auction centre in southern England, and Puxton Park, a family attraction.He made his fortune in dairy farming, breeding pigs, sheep and three dairy herds across 2,000 acres of land in Somerset with his son Alistair.He was also involved in the construction sector and local politics and in 2013 was elected as an independent to North Somerset Council. Tributes have been paid to “a true gentleman” and “a great bloke”.Conservative councillor Martin Williams said: “We may have been on opposite sides of the council chamber but we always had a good laugh afterwards.”Every time you saw me you would shake my hand and tell me, ‘I’ll have you lot one day!'”Legend, I’ll miss you loads mate. Sleep well.”.North Somerset Council said: “The tragic death of Councillor Derek Mead has come as a terrible shock to us all.”Councillor Mead had a range of business interests and was passionate about the area where he lived and worked. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
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SCOTLAND YARD POLICE investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are looking to identify a man who committed sexual assaults on children in the area where the 3-year-old went missing almost seven years ago.Police issued the appeal for the man after identifying a series of crimes which could be linked and which took place mainly in holiday villas occupied by British families in the Western Algarve in Portugal.In four cases between 2004 and 2006, the man sexually assaulted five children aged between 7 and 10 years old while they were in their beds. On one of these occasions he assaulted two girls in the same villa.Police said that while the crimes are not identical, there were many similar aspects to each of the incidents, such as no signs of forced entry, nothing being stolen from the premises, and the attack happening in the middle of the night.The man is believed to have spent some time in each villa before committing the offences.(Video: metpoliceservice/YouTube) Police said that the man remained calm during the assaults, even when disturbed either by a parent coming in or the child waking up.The man is described as having tanned skin with short, dark, messy hair. He spoke English with a foreign accent.His victims said that he was occasionally bare-chested and had a pot belly, while several victims said he had a noticeable smell.The police officer in charge of the investigation said the identity of the man needed to be established.“These offences are very serious and no-one has been charged in connection with them,” said DCI Andy Redwood of the London Metropolitan Police. “We also need to eliminate this man from our enquiries and ascertain whether these offences are linked to Madeleine’s disappearance”.He appealed to anyone who had been the victim of a similar crime to come forward, even if they had already spoken to police in Portugal about it.The Met Police launched a new appeal into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann last October, receiving more than 5,000 phone calls following a television appeal.Read: Police receive thousands of phone calls after Madeleine McCann appeal > Read: Madeleine disappearance: British detectives in Portugal ‘to arrest three burglars’ >
MARVIN IS A 27-year-old accountant. His life and that of his family were turned upside down last week, when members of the Islamic State (Isis) turned up at their home in Mosul, northern Iraq.The Isis militants who now control the city gave Marvin, his elderly parents and his brother and sister four stark choices: convert to Islam, pay jizya (a tax for non-Muslims), leave the city … or have their heads cut off. The militants then painted the Arabic letter “N” (for nasrani or Christian) on the house.For Marvin’s family, like many other Christian residents of Mosul, there was no choice. They took a few belongings and left the city early the following morning. “On our way out of Mosul, Isis took our money and jewellery. Now we have no means to get out of Iraq and nothing to go back to in Mosul because our lives there have been destroyed,” Marvin told Amnesty International.In recent weeks, Marvin’s story has become tragically common among Christians and other civilians in Mosul.Abu Yussef’s family was also similarly forced to leave after they found the letter “N” painted on their house. He and his wife, Hanaa, took their child and a few belongings and fled to Qaraqosh, a mainly Christian town 30 minutes east of Mosul under the control of the Kurdish peshmerga forces which are preventing Isis from advancing further east.Hanaa was a doctor in a health centre in Mosul before Isis stormed the city. She said: “We left everything behind to save our lives. Our children are now so scared they wake up crying in the night. We want to leave Iraq for the future of our children. Life has become impossible here. All we built has gone and we cannot live our lives again in Mosul. ISIS has stolen our lives.”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Four in ten businesses in Greece are at risk of closure, according to a new survey by the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (NCHC).Forty two per cent of businesses in Greece are “very” or “quite likely” to close in the near future, compared to 58 per cent of respondents who said that their business is “not at all” or “not much likely” to shut down. The nationwide survey was carried out from March to June on a sample of 2,375 merchants. According to this study, the average net profit for merchants has decreased by 86 per cent since 2009. However, the vast majority of respondents stated that they are not planning to proceed with layoffs. Only 15 per cent of respondents said they expect to reduce their number of employees, while 74 per cent said they expect the number will remain stable and 19 per cent that they are planning to increase their number of staff. Four in ten commercial enterprises expect the recession to deepen, compared with a 27 per cent who believe it will ease and 29 per cent who foresee no change at all. The National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce is the peak body of the Hellenic Commerce world at all levels and on every trade-related aspect. Source: EnetEnglish, AMNA
Lanco Infratech Ltd is looking to raise as much as $1 billion over the next 18 months through a stake sale and a listing of its power assets as it seeks to pare back a heavy debt load, its chief financial officer said.The news comes as the independent power producer swung back to profit in the June-September quarter, sending its shares surging by a fifth in afternoon trade.Lanco has some $5.3 billion in debt and has been losing money in recent years as its plants have been stalled due to delays in regulatory clearances and obtaining coal.”It could be a strategic investor (for a stake sale). We’d also like to list Lanco power (assets),” CFO T. Adi Babu said in a telephone interview, adding that the company was hoping to raise between $750 million and $1 billion from these measures.It also hopes to sell one large power project in 2017 once all its plants are fully operational.”We want to sell one big asset to bring down debt and improve liquidity. There’s a good prospect we can sell at least one asset,” Adi Babu said.Lanco has been working with its bankers to restructure its debts, and Adi Babu said its lenders had started releasing funds to help it restart work at stalled plants.The company now operates 4,000 megawatts (MW) of power assets and expects to complete another 4,000 MW in around two years, which will involve its debt rising to 450 billion rupees before it starts falling.Lanco said the outlook for its power business was improving as coal availability has increased and it has sealed power purchase agreements with consumers.It reported a quarterly net profit of Rs 989 million ($14.9 million) during the June-September quarter on Monday, against a Rs 5.3 billion loss a year earlier.India’s indebted power companies have been struggling in recent years as an economic downturn and delays to projects crimped revenue.Adi Babu added that Lanco still wants to sell its Griffin coal mine in Australia, which it put on the block last year, but the company is unlikely to find a decent bidder until international coal prices recover.
This story appears in the April 2013 issue of . Subscribe » 3 min read Everybody has an opinion about food. While sites such as Yelp make it easy to see what other members of the eating public think, the reviews can be suspect–who are these commenters, and what do they know about balanced flavors, anyway?Chefs Feed brings a dash of credibility to online reviews by adding expert opinions to the mix. Brothers Steve and Jared Rivera launched the San Francisco-based company in 2011; since then, they have recruited a network of more than 600 chefs to contribute to their free interactive app (currently available only for Apple’s iOS). The chefs rate and review items at restaurants in 15 U.S. cities and in London; the app’s users can search the recommendations for specific dishes, or follow particular chefs to see what they’re eating.The idea grew out of the Riveras’ public relations business, which served some of the biggest restaurateurs in San Francisco. Back in 2010, during a meeting with Michael Mina, Jared asked the celebrity chef to recommend a burrito joint in the city’s Mission District. Mina fired back with a number of options–some of which didn’t even appear on Yelp. “We realized that every city has this great resource of people who have been in the industry for years and know food better than anybody,” says Jared, who serves as Chefs Feed’s chief marketing officer. “We wanted to build a platform around them and their expertise.”To bring their vision to life, the brothers raised $1.15 million in angel investments, with a sizable chunk coming from the founders of Artis Ventures in San Francisco. Artis co-founder Mike Harden says the brothers are capitalizing on the high profile of today’s chefs and the hip following they have cultivated. “If you think about the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, with the personalities and the devoted fans, food today is no different–a bunch of tattooed guys with sharp instruments dealing with heat and blood and high activity,” he says. “Just as MTV was built as a cutting-edge media company that revolved around music, I see [the Rivera brothers] building Chefs Feed into a similarly cool company that’s all about food.”The Riveras are working on broadening their platform. The latest iteration of the app incorporates back-end features that allow chefs to push messages–and, eventually, special deals–to followers.What’s more, the company is expanding into other forms of media: It has produced a number of food-oriented videos that air on most Virgin America flights and recently started syndicating monthly editorial content in Sunset magazine. The diversification has led to discussions with the Scripps Network and Sony to produce TV shows with some of the participating chefs. Says Steve, “We started as a good app for chefs; now we’re working on creating a great chef-driven media company.” Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. March 31, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFirefighters have brought a blaze which has led to trains between Stoke-on-Trent and London being cancelled under control. Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were called to the blaze, in Harrow, London, just before midnight. A two storey warehouse building, which contained propane cylinders, was destroyed in the fire. Twelve people were evacuated from their homes nearby as a precaution – but no one is believed to have been injured in the blaze. As a result of the fire all direct trains between railway stations in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire and London Euston have been cancelled – as the warehouse is near the West Coast Mainline. The fire has also damaged the trackside retaining wall, a spokesman for London Euston railway station said. Station Manager Jason Jones of London Fire Brigade, who was at the scene, said: “We had a very well developed fire which was extremely visible from quite a way out. “There were propane cylinders involved so a hazard zone was set up as cylinders can explode when exposed to heat. “The site is next to Headstone Lane train station and trains were stopped. “Crews worked very hard through the night to get the fire under control.” Read MoreMan arrested after jumping onto moving freight train Disruption on the railway network is set to continue throughout the day – with London Midland advising passengers not to travel. Those wishing to take the train to London from the region can catch the East Midlands train to Derby and travel down to St Pancras Station. A spokesman for Network Rail said: “London Midland and Virgin Trains services are currently unable to run between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston.” In a statement, Virgin Trains said: “Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 120 minutes or terminated at and started back from Milton Keynes Central. London Euston and Watford Junction will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.” The cause of the warehouse fire is not known at this stage. For the latest live updates visit our traffic and travel live news service here.