PIL against two of Lalu’s Minister sons

first_imgA Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition was filed in the Patna High Court on Thursday against two Minister sons of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, allegedly for concealing details of their assets in affidavits submitted to the Election Commission during the 2015 Assembly elections. The petitioner sought annulment of the election of State deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav.“Both the Ministers did not disclose their assets in poll affidavits filed to the Election Commission in 2015…I have requested the court to declare their election as null and void,” the petitioner Manibhushan Pratap Sengar told journalists in Patna. The petitioner has also sought a CBI inquiry into the matter.On Thursday, Mr. Modi wrote a letter to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar urging him to sack Tej Pratap Yadav and file a First Information Report (FIR) against him for concealing asset details in his poll affidavit.last_img read more

Virat Kohli turns peacemaker to douse Ashwin-Anderson fire

first_imgVirat Kohli adopted an uncharacteristic role as peacemaker on Monday when the India captain acted to pacify an angry exchange between off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and England paceman James Anderson on the final day of the fourth Test. (Match Highlights)The incident occurred when England No.11 Anderson walked out to bat and was greeted by a volley of angry words by Ashwin, whose views were echoed by his team mates in the innings and 36 runs victory for the hosts. (Virat Kohli takes a dig at England batsmen after James Anderson’s controversial remark)Ashwin appeared irked by Anderson’s comments on Sunday that Kohli’s technique was not being thoroughly tested on the docile pitches in India after he hit 235 at the Wankhede Stadium for his third double hundred of 2016. (Home pitches hide Virat Kohli’s weaknesses, says James Anderson)England’s record wicket-taker in Tests dismissed Kohli four times during India’s tour of England in 2014 but the batsman has flayed Anderson and his bowling partners this time, already amassing 640 runs in the ongoing series at an average of 128. (Virat Kohli one of the batting greats of our generation: Alastair Cook)”For the first time I was trying to calm things down in the middle at a time when James Anderson is involved,” a grinning Kohli, who is often very demonstrative on the field, told reporters after India moved 3-0 ahead in the five-match series.”Ashwin wasn’t pleased with what he (Anderson) said in the press and I didn’t even know about it. He told me on the ground. (Delighted to have Ravichandran Ashwin in the team, says Virat Kohli)advertisement”So I didn’t know what to make of it, I was laughing about it, Ashwin wasn’t too impressed and he let him know without using any bad words, honestly,” Kohli added.”I think he (Ashwin) told me he was pretty disappointed with what he said and it is important to accept defeat as it is. Later on, I told James these things happen and let’s move on.”Anderson has a history of disputes with India and the team filed a charge against him for pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge test in 2014.He was later cleared by the governing body International Cricket Council (ICC). (Thank you for the lovely birthday present, Yuvraj Singh tells Virat Kohli’s Team India)On Monday, the contretemps between Ashwin and Anderson threatened to boil over with England captain Alastair Cook saying it was unnecessary and left a “sour” taste.”It was a bit of a sour end really. A disappointing end in terms of how well the spirit’s been between both sides,” Cook said.”It was clearly reference to what Jimmy said yesterday which has kind of been blown out of all proportions, which it can do here. He was just stating a fact which if you asked Virat is probably quite true.”But yes it was obviously just sticking up for their captain which I thought was slightly unnecessary.”last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Martin Guptill eyes another WC feat

first_imgNew Zealand opener Martin Guptill will aim to add another feather to his cap when he comes to bat against Pakistan in their World Cup fixture to be played on Wednesday.Guptill needs 58 more runs to become the second Kiwi player after former skipper Stephen Fleming to score 1,000 World Cup runs. So far, the right-handed batsman has amassed 942 runs in 22 World Cup innings. The 32-year-old will become the 20th batsman overall to score 1,000 runs in World Cups.Fleming scored 1,075 runs in 33 innings he played in World Cups for the Black Caps.Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring the maximum number of runs in World Cups. He scored 2,278 runs in 44 World Cup innings.Guptill also holds the record for scoring the highest score in a World Cup. He had played outstanding innings of 237 against the West Indies in the 2015 edition of the World Cup.New Zealand, with 11 points from six games, will aim to seal their semi-final spot when they take on Pakistan at Edgbaston.Also Read | Mitchell Starc becomes the leading wicket-taker at World Cup 2019Also Read | Not Australia, England probably still World Cup 2019 favourites: Jason BehrendorffAlso Seelast_img read more

‘Ozil ready to commit to Arsenal deal’

first_imgTransfers Ozil to sign new Arsenal contract? Wenger sees German ‘ready to commit’ Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 18:13 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Ozil Arsenal Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Arsène Wenger Mesut Özil Premier League The World Cup winner is yet to extend his Gunners stay past the end of the summer, but his manager is cautiously optimistic that a deal will be done Mesut Ozil looks “ready to commit” to a new Arsenal contract, says Arsene Wenger, with the Gunners boss cautiously optimistic that a deal will be done.The Germany international is yet to extend his stay at Emirates Stadium past the end of the season and will drop into the free agent pool this summer if no fresh terms are agreed.Arsenal have already seen Alexis Sanchez head through the exits after failing to resolve his future, and the Premier League heavyweights are eager to avoid a repeat with another key figure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Wenger believes a compromise will be reached with Ozil, with the 29-year-old playmaker having offered no indication that he is looking to move on.Asked for an update on talks at a press conference on Friday, the French coach said: “Our intention is to keep Ozil at the club. Hopefully, we will manage to do that very soon.“Not close enough to be optimistic but not far enough to be pessimistic.“The vibe I get from his commitment, focus and desire, he behaves like someone who is ready to commit. After that, contract negotiations are what they are.“We aren’t close enough to tell you yes, he will stay.”Another of those set to be out of contract this summer is Santi Cazorla.The Spanish midfielder has been out of action since October 2016 and recently revealed that a 10th operation on his troublesome ankle is likely to keep him sidelined until 2019.SANTI CAZORLA | ArsenalWenger said on the 33-year-old’s fitness struggles: “He was expected to be back in now.“He had a new surgery. I am not informed about his medical situation. I wished him well about two weeks ago but he hasn’t come back yet.“Medical people know better than I do if he will play again in 2018.“It will be hard for him. We love him and he is a great footballer but you need to be right to play at the intensity of the Premier League.”Pressed on whether a return to action could see Cazorla offered another short-term deal, Wenger added: “It depends on his medical availability at the top level.“If he is fit, yes. If he isn’t, then we have to see.”last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd release statement to assure supporters of club’s ambitions

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd release statement to assure supporters of club’s ambitionsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have released a statement to assure supporters of the club’s ambitions.In a statement issued to a fans’ forum earlier this month, United sought to assure supporters that on-field success comes before commercial deals for them.A United statement read: “Everyone at the club, from the owners down, is focused on competing for and winning trophies at the highest level. “To do that we have invested heavily in the playing squad and will continue to do so.”At the same time, the exciting pool of talent coming through from our youth and academy sections is a result of increased investment in this area over the last five years. It’s important to note that while our successful commercial operation helps drive that investment, the priority is the focus on achieving success on the pitch.”Similarly, it is worth noting that we are not looking at or buying players based on their commercial appeal. We agree that recruitment is critical. We are committed to getting this right and there has been huge investment in this area to put our recruitment department into a position to be able to deliver the manager the players he wants. This process is significantly more effective than four or five years ago.” last_img read more

Doors Open at New Family Health Centre in Bridgewater

first_imgA new health centre in Bridgewater will make it easier for people in the area to get the care they need. The Bridgewater and Area Family Health Centre held an official opening today, April 11. Premier Stephen McNeil announced operational funding of up to $240,000 a year to support the clinic as it recruits doctors and other health care providers. “This project is a model of care and collaboration,” said Premier McNeil. “The province recognizes the vision and contribution of community organizations, business and industry and the health care community, to make this health centre happen. We support your vision.” The health centre is an addition to the Medical Arts Building on Glen Allen Drive in Bridgewater. Family doctors, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers are now seeing patients. The goal is to recruit three new family doctors to the area over the next few years. “The family doctors who have been working in this area have been doing an amazing job,” said Premier McNeil. “Yet many people need better access to health care. “The government is investing more to attract and keep physicians, to encourage new medical graduates to remain in our province. We are working toward the goal of ensuring every Nova Scotian has a family doctor. This team-based health centre will help with recruitment.” The centre has a diversified health-care team, electronic medical records, room to see patients safely and privately, and teaching space. There are also areas for visiting professionals in areas such as geriatric medicine, mental health and addictions, midwifery, social work and other fields. “Bridgewater has seen a gradual reduction in the number of practicing family doctors to a point where recruiting is a priority to support the community,” said Dr. Tim Riding, head of family medicine at South Shore Health. “With the development of collaborative models of care, the building of this clinic is hoped to help with the recruitment of new doctors to the area.” Department of Health and Wellness, South Shore Health, the Bridgewater Development Association, and other partners have been working to address the need for family doctors and to create a more sustainable long-term solution for health care. Ida Scott, the association’s manager, said the health centre is a rewarding example of what strong partnerships can achieve. “Now we are better placed to provide health care for our communities, as well as welcome and attract the contributions of new residents,” Ms. Scott said. Once fully staffed, the centre could provide health care to more than 8,000 patients and families.last_img read more

Insecurity hampers food aid delivery in Afghanistan – UN agency

22 June 2007With food stocks running short in Afghanistan and security problems hampering relief operations there, the United Nations food agency warned today that thousands of vulnerable Afghans may soon see critical food supplies suspended. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said it has been unable to move food to the country’s western region for four weeks due to insecurity.Unless the agency can resume movement along the southern ring road – a major artery linking Kandahar to Herat and the site of most incidents involving WFP deliveries – it will have to reduce or suspend distributions to many of the poor families, children and internally displaced people living in those areas.“We continue to work with Government authorities at central, provincial and district level, as well as our own transporters, to enable deliveries to resume, hopefully as soon as possible,” Rick Corsino, WFP Country Director for Afghanistan, said. WFP currently has 14,800 metric tons of food ready to move in Quetta, Pakistan, with transporters and trucks available to resume shipments across the border into Afghanistan when conditions permit.Since June 2006, there have been 25 incidents involving trucks carrying WFP food throughout Afghanistan, the agency reports. An estimated 600 tons of food – valued at about $400,000 – has been lost. While significant, Mr. Corsino said the loss represented only a fraction of overall deliveries. “In the past 12 months, WFP Afghanistan has moved over 150,000 tons of food to needy people throughout the country. The losses from the attacks and looting during this time account for less than .4 per cent of the total but transporters insist on minimum security guarantees.”WFP aims to provide 520,000 metric tons of food aid to 6.6 million Afghans between January 2006 and December 2008 – at a cost of $372 million. read more

Some 900 refugees return to FYR of Macedonia from Kosovo UNHCR

Millicent Mutuli, a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters in Geneva today that nearly 30,000 refugees have now returned from Kosovo, including some 5,600 since the signing of a peace agreement on 13 August. “Most have gone back to urban centres, indicating a lack of confidence in the security situation in their home villages where the situation remains unstable,” she said.”UNHCR is concerned about returns to insecure areas,” Ms. Mutuli said, “and is worried that NATO’s temporary presence may be giving a false sense of security.” In particular, the required pullback of ethnic Albanian rebels and Macedonian security forces to permit arms collection from the rebels created a security vacuum which could endanger the civilian population, particularly the returning refugees and displaced people. According to UNHCR, 29,595 refugees had returned to the FYR of Macedonia as of Sunday, mainly to Skopje and other urban centres, while over 51,000 remain in Kosovo. read more

Annan expresses concern after DPR Korea says it will conduct nuclear test

In a statement issued by his spokesman at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Mr. Annan said he “shares the global concern” regarding the DPRK’s avowal to conduct a nuclear test.“Such action, if undertaken, would further aggravate tensions in the region,” the statement said. “It would bring universal condemnation by the international community and will not help the DPRK achieve the goals expressed in its statement, particularly with regard to strengthening its security.”The Secretary-General urged Pyongyang “to exercise utmost restraint and adhere to the international community’s norm on nuclear testing and also observe the current moratorium.”He called on the North Koreans to return to the Six-Party Talks – comprising the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the United States – to ensure that the nuclear issue and any other security concerns on the Korean peninsula are solved through negotiations.Earlier today, the Security Council’s President for October, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima of Japan, said the issue of DPRK and its nuclear programme would be near the top of the Council’s agenda this month. read more

Toronto stock market falls miners sell off amid plunging copper prices

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 11, 2014 6:20 am MDT Toronto stock market falls, miners sell off amid plunging copper prices AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The TMX Group logo, home of the TSX, is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim TORONTO – The Toronto Stock Exchange closed lower, dragged down by base metal miners as worries about Chinese growth slammed copper prices for a third day, leaving the metal at its lowest level in almost four years.The S&P/TSX composite index declined 34.83 points to 14,267.23.The Canadian dollar dipped 0.01 of a cent to 90.07 cents US.New York’s Dow Jones industrials fell 67.43 points to 16,351.25, the Nasdaq dropped 27.26 points to 4,307.19 and the S&P 500 index declined 9.54 points to 1,867.63.The TSX energy and base metal sectors continued to lose ground amid concerns about Chinese growth after data released over the weekend showed that exports of the world’s second-biggest economy fell by an unexpectedly large 18 per cent in February. The country’s official 2014 economic growth target of 7.5 per cent assumes trade also will grow by 7.5 per cent.Copper, widely viewed as a proxy for the global economy, dropped another eight cents to US$2.95 a pound, its lowest close since June, 2010 after shedding six per cent over the previous two sessions. read more

German internet entrepreneur killed in plane crash

by The Associated Press Posted Jul 15, 2016 6:31 am MDT Last Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email German internet entrepreneur killed in plane crash BERLIN – Thomas Wagner, the founder and manager of German internet company Unister, which operates popular travel websites, has been killed in a plane crash in Slovenia.Unister said the 38-year-old Wagner was among the four people killed in Wednesday’s crash. The U.S.-registered Piper 32, which was flying from Venice, Italy, to to the German city of Leipzig, came down in western Slovenia. Slovenian air traffic control has said the pilot reported problems with icing before the aircraft disappeared from the radar.Wagner founded Leipzig-based Unister in 2002. The company, which operates German vacation-booking sites fluege.de and ab-in-den-urlaub.de, now has some 1,200 employees.The company said it will name a successor soon. read more

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith uninterested in paying players

OSU vice president and athletic director Gene Smith in an interview with The Lantern Jan. 29.Credit: Lantern file photoWhile Gene Smith supports covering all college costs and promising four-year scholarships, he doesn’t think student-athletes should be paid.“I am not a proponent of creating an employer-employee relationship, which changes the whole dynamic,” the Ohio State vice president and athletic director said in a July 7 interview with The Lantern. “At the end of the day, you get fired if you don’t perform if you’re an employee, and we don’t want that.”Smith said he hopes the NCAA never makes it to the point of paying student-athletes beyond the cost of attendance, and added that if it did, it could lead to less lucrative sports being cut.“I hope that we don’t get to that point,” he said. “If we do, then the men’s volleyball teams of the world, and the gymnastics teams, and all those teams — sayonara.”But rather than a salary, Smith said he is strongly in favor of covering the cost of attendance beyond just tuition for student-athletes, something the Big Ten is pushing for as well.He also said there are athletes who might not have saved up for college but who later find themselves in a position to attend school because of their athleticism.“They may have aspired to just go work in the Ford plant, and all of a sudden they become this great athlete and they’re coming from families where the families didn’t develop a war chest to support them to go to school,” he said. “So those miscellaneous expenses aren’t paid for.”Smith added the scholarship plan in place today is “old and inadequate” and needs to be changed.In a June 24 press release, the Big Ten presidents and chancellors said they want to increase their efforts toward schools covering “the full cost of a college education, as defined by the federal government.”Like Smith, the Big Ten statement acknowledged paying football and basketball players –– the sports that bring in by far the most money –– would hurt other, smaller programs.The release also touched on an intent to guarantee four-year scholarships whether the player continues to compete throughout his or her time at the university. The same would still apply if the student-athlete chose to turn pro before completing their degree.Smith said OSU already guarantees scholarships through degree completion. He added that it should be required across the board.“What the Big Ten is talking about, and what’s being talked about nationally, is that should be mandated for all schools to do that,” he said.Smith said he was at former OSU basketball player Mike Conley Jr.’s wedding recently when he started talking to Greg Oden, another former OSU basketball player who has moved into an NBA career, about what he plans to do next.“He’s unsure, but there’s a possibility he might come back and even though he’s a multi-millionaire, we’ll probably end up paying for his degree,” Smith said.While Smith and the Big Ten are pushing to cover the full cost of attendance and to guarantee scholarships, player compensation has been a hot debate around the entire NCAA recently after athletes at Northwestern University made attempts to unionize.A National Labor Relations Board ruled in March that football players at the university can qualify as employees and can therefore unionize. The players haven’t taken any steps to do so yet, however, and Northwestern filed a brief with the NLRB earlier this month detailing its opposition to its players unionizing. read more

HTC mulls Android Chrome OS hybrid for Internet access devices

first_imgHTC doesn’t build notebooks, but it does build tablets — and now it’s pondering some sort of mashup of Android and Chrome OS that will power future “Internet access devices.”If you’re going with Google’s definition of what such a device would be, it’s probably something like the Asus Transformer Prime: a tablet with a removable keyboard. When they showed off the first laptops running Chrome OS, Google said that’s where people are using the web right now. Tablet use is skyrocketing, however, which is why Google continues to plug away at a tablet-friendly version of Chrome OS that will find its way onto devices in the near future.But they’re also simultaneously working on bringing the Chrome browser to Android. So what, exactly, is HTC pondering then? A device that can dual-boot Android and Chrome OS hardly seems like a good idea if the entire core of Chrome OS — the browser itself — is heading to Android anyway.Furthermore, consumers historically haven’t responded well to dual-boot options. HTC should remember this from the days of the Shift, which sported both Windows Mobile and Vista. It was widely regarded as a major disappointment. Add to the mix the fact that Chromebook sales to date have been abyssmal, and you’re left shaking your head and wondering just what HTC could possibly be up to.There is, however, one bit of Chrome OS that could be smartly integrated with Android to deliver a unique device: its multiple profile support.Not every household has the spare cash to justify purchasing one tablet or notebook per family member, and current tablets just aren’t built for multiple users. By ripping the Chrome OS login screen — which already ties into the same Google authentication backend that Android does — HTC could offer a tablet that allows users to sign in and out to keep data private, segregate their app purchases, and even keep music and video libraries from spilling over.More at DigiTimeslast_img read more

Emergency shelters open as temperatures drop in Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Municipal authorities in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki and other cities around Greece opened dozens of emergency shelters as temperatures across the country slid into the single digits, with forecasts expecting the cold snap to persist through Thursday.Heavy snowfall in northern Greece prompted the closure of schools in Florina, Prespes and Kozani, where temperatures dropped to between -2 and -4 Celsius. Schools will also be shut on Tuesday in Ioannina and Konitsa, also in the north, as well as parts of central Greece. In Thessaloniki, snowfall hampered visibility at the city’s airport, causing two flights to be rerouted to Athens.The national road network also suffered problems, with snow chains being required in Pella, Florina, Kastoria and mountainous parts of the Peloponnese.The cold snap also came with strong winds, keeping ferries anchored at the port of Piraeus. Those planning to travel by sea on Tuesday or Wednesday should check ahead with their travel operator. Motorists are also advised to be vigilant.The cold snap is expected to persist at least through Thursday, the National Meteorological Service said, forecasting the worst of the wintry weather on Tuesday and Wednesday. The snow is also expected to reach parts of Attica, and residents in Athens may also see a few flurries.Source: Ekathimerinilast_img read more

Portland police 5 teens cause nearly 600k damage to school

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say officers have arrested five teenagers in connection with vandalism at a high school that caused nearly $600,000 in damage.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the five teens were arrested in late October.Police say a security camera captured some of the Oct. 15 incident at Roosevelt High School, which caused severe flooding and left classrooms in a newly-built part of campus unusable for the semester.Surveillance footage obtained by the newspaper shows a group of boys running down hallways and entering and then leaving an unlocked science classroom. Before they sprint away, one of them is shown putting out a wet-floor caution sign.Police say the boys — two of them 15 years old, two of them 16 and the other 17 — have been charged with criminal mischief and burglary.last_img read more

David Luiz Chelsea were too slow against West Ham

first_imgChelsea defender David Luiz feels that they were made to pay for being too slow with their movement and passing in Sunday’s stalemate with West HamThe Blues’ 100% winning start to the new Premier League season came to an end at the London Stadium with West Ham effectively stopping Chelsea’s efforts on goal.“Of course, we are disappointed,” Luiz told the club website.“We didn’t play a fantastic game, we didn’t create a lot.“It was too slow, moving the ball to create the gaps or our movements without the ball, and that is why we couldn’t score.“I think our plan is fantastic. On Sunday we didn’t play at our high level so that is why we didn’t win.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“We know that many teams now are going to play against us this way, with a low block and trying to play on the counter-attack, so there was not a lot of space, but it is up to us to try to find a solution.“The best games are games like that.”Maurizio Sarri’s side will next face Liverpool twice this week with the first meeting set to be this Wednesday in the Carabao Cup before hosting the Reds on Saturday in the Premier League.“We are going to play against a fantastic team, so we need to rest and be ready for both games,” Luiz said.Meanwhile, Luiz’s teammate Olivier Giroud warned Chelsea that they must begin making changes as their opponents are beginning to figure out how to stop them.last_img read more

Sensex Slumps Over 1600 Points in its Biggest Fall in 7 Years

first_imgDomestic benchmark equity index plunged over 1,600 points on Monday, posting its biggest intraday fall in seven years amid a massive sell-off in global markets.The BSE Sensex was down 1624.51 points or 5.94% to close at 25,741.56, while the NSE Nifty fell 490.95 points or 5.92% to end the day at 7,809.According to reports, nearly Rs 7 lakh crore got wiped out from the investors’ wealth in the worst-ever carnage in Indian stock market.The sell-off was mainly triggered by a crash in the Chinese stock markets, which fell by over 8% on concerns over slowing economy in the country.”Global investors are panicking and redeeming their investments in emerging markets, including those in India,” says Nirmal Jain, chairman and managing director IIFL.”This is a bull market correction and the trend has not reversed yet,” Jain said.Meanwhile, the Asian stock markets tumbled to three-year lows, as worries over yuan devaluation by China hit the sentiments. About two weeks ago, Chinese authorities had opted for a currency devaluation in a bid to revive the country’s slumping exports.”The Chinese depreciation has suddenly sparked concerns about competitive devaluation but the disappointing China Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) numbers that came out last week has also ignited the concerns about a China slowdown and the impact that they will have on rest of the region’s growth prospects,” Khoon Goh of ANZ Research told CNBC-TV18.The Indian rupee also hit a fresh two-year low of Rs 66.47 against the dollar amid huge outflows from the domestic stock markets.”I am afraid there is going to be further pressure on emerging market currencies. I do not think this is necessarily the end of it,” Goh said.To ease concerns over the continued depreciation in rupee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said that “the Reserve Bank will not hesitate to use its USD 380-billion foreign-exchange reserves to jag out volatility”.”India is in a better position compared to other markets,” Rajan said.While gold prices rose to seven-week high underpinned by increase in safe-haven demand for the demand, Brent crude oil prices drop below the key support level of $45 per barrel, posting a fresh 6-1/2-year lows.”India’s economy will benefit from lower commodity prices, particularly lower crude prices and so investors should not panic,” Nirmal Jain said.last_img read more

OJ Simpson addresses rumours of affair with Kris Jenner and fathering Khloe

first_imgO.J. Simpson has yet again, clarified that he did not have an affair with Kris Jenner and neither is Khloe Kardashian his love-child with her! Well, there have been a lot of rumours and stories surrounding the controversial life of OJ Simpson. The sports celebrity has been bombarded with a lot of speculative accusations including the mysterious death of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.Back to the subject of him allegedly sleeping with Kris Jenner while she was married to his best friend, Rob Kardashian Sr. He cleared the air yet again by taking to Twitter in a video. “Once and awhile I’m going to go off topic and talk about something else and this is one of those times,” he began in his Twitter video. “Bob Kardashian, he was like a brother to me. He was a great guy. He met and married Kris and they really had a terrific time together when they were together. Unfortunately, that ended. But never, and I stress never, have I ever had any interest in Kris sexually and I never got any indication that she had any interest in me. So all of these stories are just bad…bogus…tasteless.”The first thing I want to set straight is this story Pardo (who was not my manger) is talking about all over the media regarding me & @KrisJenner pic.twitter.com/tZ9EJd4qxF— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 17, 2019OJ Simpson’s tweetTwitterFurther delving into the subject or supposed rumour of Khloe being his love-child with Kris, The Juice added, “Khloe, like all the girls I’m very proud of just like I know Bob would be if he was here, but the simple facts of the matter is she’s not mine.” So far neither Kris nor Khloe have reacted to the video shared by OJ Simpson. The former NFL star did state though, that a man who claims to have been his manager, spread the rumours about him and Kris. The same person apparently also spread rumours about Khloe’s parentage. Bob Kardashian is famously known to have represented his best friend, OJ Simpson, in his 1994-95 murder trial where he was found not guilty for the murder of his estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.A Netflix show, American Crime Story: People vs OJ Simpson was also made as it documented the entire episode. The show starred Cuba Gooding Jr as OJ Simpson, David Schwimmer as Rob Kardashian and a plethora of fine actors in pivotal roles.last_img read more

Angry Birds Action uses BirdCodes to get you buying stuff in real

first_imgIf you were under the impression Rovio had stretched the Angry Birds IP as far as it could with regards to new games, think again, and say hello to Angry Birds Action!The twist this time being Rovio has combined the typical Angry Birds destruction gameplay with a simplistic form of dashing, pinball mechanics. Basically, it’s an excuse to launch a 3D game that sports the look of the forthcoming movie as a way of helping to promote it.Here’s the official trailer for the game:And here’s the gameplay:It’s simplistic, but hasn’t Angry Birds always been that way?Of course, Rovio wants Angry Birds Action! to generate revenue, and that’s where BirdCodes come in. Where as Nintendo has used Amiibo and Amiibo cards to unlock new content, Rovio tweaked the formula to use QR codes linked to other brands and advertising to unlock mini-games.You’ll find BirdCodes located on a large range of Angry Birds-branded merchandise. For example, McDonald’s Happy Meals, Pez candy dispensers, Lego sets, and H&M clothing. Walmart and Toys ‘R’ Us will have the codes on display in their stores. When you see a BirdCode you load the game on your phone, scan the code with the camera, and the new content unlocks. Typically this will be a 30-second mini-game. If you want to play again, then you need to scan the code again.Rovio is taking the approach of “you must collect all the things by buying all the things” as a way to get people (kids?) buying more Angry Birds stuff. They’ve even linked this game and its codes to the movie. At the end of The Angry Birds Movie a BirdCode will be displayed behind the credits that unlocks a whole new area in the game. So no leaving the theater early to beat the rush out the car park.Angry Birds Action! is available to download for iOS and Android devices.last_img read more

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” he said. the GST had become a reality. Wheres the funding for that quit-smoking app going to come from? When we say we must stop corruption.” Sambo told State House correspondents as he approached his waiting car. According to the statement,After a summer of negotiations whose slow pace and political gaming has drawn the ire of numerous health advocacy organizations The summary is a belated attempt at lending credibility to whatever happened inside Apollo for 75 days. looking at lists of what I needed to get done and writing songs.

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