Another sex scandal hits BJP in Gujarat

first_imgA rape case by a 21 year old woman from Surat against former BJP lawmaker Jayanti Bhanushali is escalating as a major sex scandal involving two former lawmakers trading charges and allegations against each other. The whole episode and it’s 24/7 coverage on local media and social media platforms have become a major cause of embarrassment for the ruling party.The state BJP said Mr. Bhanushali has already resigned from post as Vice President of Gujarat BJP. On Tuesday, the 21-year-old complainant in Surat appeared before media and alleged that despite her complaint, the local police have not yet arrested Mr. Bhanushali, an influential BJP leader from Kutch. She again narrated a series of incidents in which she was subjected to rape and sexual harassment by the accused, who promised her admission in a private college and a job. Based on her complaint, Surat police have lodged an FIR naming Mr. Bhanushali, who has been summoned to appear before police. Meanwhile in Ahmedabad, a man claiming to be former husband of rape victim told media that in the past also, the woman had played victim for money. He claimed that she had sexual relationships with multiple men and used to make CD to extort money from them. “Within two months of our marriage, we divorced because she had multiple affairs and sexual relations,” he told media persons, stressing that her complaint cannot be taken seriously. He also named another BJP leader Chhabil Patel, a former Congress legislator who joined BJP in 2014 and unsuccessfully contested assembly polls in 2017 as BJP candidate from Abdasa assembly seat, for threatening him to divorce the woman. It may be noted that Mr. Bhanushali and Chhabil Patel are local political rivals and have been trying to establish their dominance in Kutch district politics. Chhabil Patel denied all allegations and said “he was being dragged in the matter at behest of Bhanushali, who has been exposed and facing arrest.” “Everybody in Kutch knows about Bhanushali, who is a blackmailer and land grabber. He has trapped many people including several leaders in honey trap at his farm house in Kutch,” a senior party leader and former legislator from Kutch told The Hindu. He added that other victims are also likely to come forward and file complaints as Mr. Bhanushali cheated them as well, by promising money and jobs in return of sexual favours to him and others. “She is not the only girl. There are dozens of his victims and gradually they all will come forward,” he added. This is second sex scandal to hit BJP in Gujarat. Last year, a Mumbai based woman had filed a case against 10 persons including local BJP leaders for repeated gang rape and sexual harassment in Naliya police station in Kutch. After the complaint, police had arrested the accused BJP workers including a local municipality member.last_img read more

Josh Richardson gets $42M deal to stay with Heat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Josh Richardson of the Miami Heat tries to get a shot off between Tobias Harris #34 and Marcus Morris #13 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at the Palace of Auburn Hills on March 28, 2017 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Josh Richardson will go to Miami Heat training camp later this month with a new contract.Richardson and the Heat agreed Wednesday on a four-year extension that could be worth $42 million, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The fourth year will be at Richardson’s option, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the signing.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The contract goes into effect in the 2018-19 season. Richardson will make about $1.5 million this coming season, and will likely be in the mix of candidates vying for the starting small forward spot with the Heat. The deal was not a surprise, given that Miami officials had indicated repeatedly that they had no plans on letting Richardson go elsewhere.Richardson is entering his third season with the Heat. He averaged 10.2 points last season, appearing in 53 games and making 34 starts. He shot 46 percent from 3-point range as a rookie, then 33 percent from beyond the arc last season — after missing training camp with a knee injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Heat begin this season’s training camp Sept. 26.Richardson turns 24 on Friday. He was the No. 40 overall pick by Miami in the 2015 NBA draft after a four-year career at Tennessee. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound championlast_img read more

Doe-eyed superhero picked for Tokyo Olympics 2020 mascot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH A TV cameraman films footage of the winning design of the official mascots for the 2020 Olympics (L) and Paralympics Games at an elementary school in Tokyo on February 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKATokyo Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and “special powers” that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad Japan.The mascot, which has yet to be named, was selected by elementary school kids across the country from a shortlist of three competitors instantly recognizable as “made in Japan.”ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City LATEST STORIES But Wenlock and Mandeville, the widely mocked mascots of the 2012 London Games, proved far from Olympic gold.The one-eyed characters were dubbed “bizarre” and “creepy” by some, reportedly sending shares in their manufacturer down by more than a third.The Rugby World Cup, which takes place in Japan next year, has already unveiled a pair of pot-bellied lions as its mascots.With luxurious manes, short horns and faces that appear to be shaped like rugby balls, mascots “Ren” and “G” are inspired by “shishi,” the mythical lion-like figure that features in Japan’s new year celebrations and kabuki theatre.Organisers turned to children to select the mascot, hoping to avoid a repeat of the bungled roll-out of the official Olympic logo, which ended up having to be scrapped following accusations of plagiarism.It was deemed to be too similar to the logo of a Belgian theatre and a separate Spanish design.Designer Ryo Taniguchi seemed overwhelmed at the decision.“Thank you. My mind is going absolutely blank. I don’t know what to say,” he said when the decision was announced at the ceremony.“I want to tell this to my lovely wife.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ The kids picked option “A,” which, according to the Tokyo 2020 organizers, has a “strong sense of justice and is very athletic.”Helpfully, it has a magical power that enables it “to move anywhere instantaneously.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIts Paralympic counterpart sports pink checks derived from Japan’s famous cherry blossom and is “usually calm, however, it gets very powerful when needed.”Its magic power: “It can talk with stones and the wind. It can also move things by just looking at them.” View comments The pair received over 100,000 votes, more than the other two design sets combined.Mascots are massive in Japan, the land of Hello Kitty and Pokemon, and there are literally thousands representing everything from small communities to prisons.Known locally as “yuru-kyara” or “laid-back characters,” mascots can also be major money-spinners.The pot-bellied, red-cheeked bear known as Kumamon — created in 2010 to promote Japan’s southern Kumamoto region — raked in $8.8 million last year for local businesses selling branded products.Big businessADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Social media reaction was mixed with one user describing the winners as “very Japanese and very cute.” But others said they wanted something “more round” and more “huggable.”“School children, really? Should be B or C,” tweeted one user under the handle @shougodesu_.Several users pointed out that the futuristic-looking mascot chosen appealed more to children whereas adults preferred the softer and more traditional options.The Tokyo 2020 mascot will hope to replicate the success of Soohorang, the cuddly stuffed tiger from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang handed out to athletes on the podium.More than 100,000 stuffed dolls (Soohorang and Paralympic mascot Banbdabi) were sold over the past year, Pyeongchang organisers said.Soohorang sparked an inadvertent social media frenzy after a volunteer dressed up as the tiger got stuck in a doorway, needing a helper to push him through.The 2016 Rio Olympics had a yellow feline animal representing Brazil’s rich fauna and wildlife named Vinicius after music great Vinicius de Moraes.The Paralympic mascot, a predominantly blue and green figure whose head was covered with leaves to represent Brazil’s rich vegetation, was named Tom after musician Tom Jobim.Brazil netted $300 million in profits from licensing intellectual property from the 2016 Games, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).Hit and miss LeBron flattered by Philly fans’ free-agency fawninglast_img read more

Forehead lift

first_imgDefinitionA forehead lift is a surgical procedure to correct sagging of the forehead skin, eyebrows, and upper eyelids. It may also improve the look of wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyes.Alternative NamesEndobrow lift; Open browlift; Temporal liftDescriptionA forehead lift removes orchanges the muscles and skin that cause signs of aging as drooping eyebrows, “hooding” eyelids, forehead furrows, and frown lines.The surgery may be done alone or with other procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. The surgery can be done in a surgeons office, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. Its usually done on an outpatient basis, without an overnight stay.You will be awake, but will be given local anesthesia so that you will notfeel pain. You might also get medicine to relieve anxiety. In some cases, general anesthesia will be used. During the procedure, you will feel some stretching of the forehead skin and possibly some discomfort. Some patients ask for general anesthesia so they will sleep through the procedure.Sections of hair will be held away from the surgery area. Hair right in front of the cut line may need to be trimmed, but large areas of hair will not be shaved.The doctor will make a surgical cut at ear level. That cut will continueacross the top of the forehead at the hairlineso thatthe foreheaddoes not looktoo high.If you are bald or balding, the surgeon may use a cut in the middle of the scalp to avoid a visible scar.Some surgeons will use several smallcuts and perform the surgery using an endoscope (a small camera).After removing excess tissue, skin, and muscle, the doctor will close thecut with stitches or staples. Before dressings are applied, your hair and face will be washed so the scalp skin does not get irritated.advertisementWhy the Procedure Is PerformedThis procedure is mostoften done on people in their 40s – 60s to slow the effects of aging. It can also help people with inherited conditions, such as furrowed lines above the nose or a droopy eyebrow.In younger people, a forehead lift can raise low eyebrows that give the face a “sad” look. The procedure can also be done in people whose brows are so low that they block the upper part of their vision.A good candidate for a forehead lift has one or more of the following:Deep furrows between the eyesHorizontal wrinkles on the foreheadNose that doesntwork properlySagging browsTissue that hangs down at the outer part of the eyelidsRisksOccasionally, forehead lifts will make ithard to raise the eyebrows or wrinkle the forehead on one or both sides. If this happens, you might need more surgery to make both sides even. If you have already had plastic surgery to lift your upper eyelids, a forehead lift may not be recommended because it could affect your ability to close your eyelids.In most people, thecut for the forehead lift is under the hairline. If you have a high or receding hairline, you may be able to see a thin scar after surgery. Youll need to style your hair so that it partly covers your forehead.If the forehead skin is pulled too tightly or there isa lot ofswelling, a wide scar may form. In some cases, hair loss may occur along the scar edges. This can be treated by surgically removing the scar tissue or areas of hair loss so a new scar can form. Permanent hair loss after a forehead lift is rare.Medical conditions that could cause problems during or after surgery:Blood clotting problemsSmokingTendency to form excessive scarsUncontrolled high blood pressureAfter the ProcedureThe area is wrapped with a sterile padding and an elastic bandage to prevent bleeding and swelling (edema). You will feel numbness and temporary discomfort in the surgical site, which you can control with medication.Youll keep your head raised for 2 – 3 days after surgery to prevent swelling. Bruising and swelling will occur around the eyes and cheeks, but should begin to disappear in a few days or a week.As nerves regrow, numbness of the forehead and scalp will be replaced with itching or tingling. It may take up to 6 months for these sensations to fully disappear. The bandages will be removed a day or two after surgery. Within 10 -14 days, the stitches or clips will be removed intwo stages.Outlook (Prognosis)You will be able to walk around in 1 – 2 days, but you wont be able to work for at least 7 days after surgery. You can shampoo and shower 2 days after surgery, or as soon as the bandages are removed.advertisementWithin 10 days, you should be able to go back to work or school. You should limit vigorous physical activity (jogging, bending, heavy housework, sex, or any activity that increases your blood pressure) for several weeks. Avoid contact sports for 6 – 8 weeks. Limit exposure to heat or sun for several months.Hair shafts will be a bit thinner around thecut for a few weeks or months, but the hair should start to grow normally again. Hair will not grow in the line of the actual scar. Wearing your hair down on your forehead will hide most scars.Most signs of the surgery should fade completely within 2 – 3 months. Makeup can cover minor swelling and bruising. At first, youll probably feel tired and let down, but that will pass as you begin to look and feel better.Most patients are pleased with the results of a forehead lift. They appear much younger and more rested than they did before. The procedure reduces the look of aging for years. Even if you dont have the surgery repeated in later years, you will probably look better than if you had never had a forehead lift.ReferencesCodere F, Tucker N. Cosmetic blepharoplasty and browplasty. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 12.16.Review Date:10/22/2013Reviewed By:David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, Specializing in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

‘What a man!’ – Anushka Sharma’s reaction to Virat Kohli joining the 10,000 club

first_imgAdvertisementTeam India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest to score 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODI), taking just 205 innings, thanks to an electrifying innings against West Indies in the second ODI at Vizag. The 29-year-old has broken master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record of the fastest cricketer to reach the milestone, who had taken 259 innings to achieve this feat.Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma.While social media buzzed with chatter, Kohli’s wife and actress Anushka Sharma too lauded his achievement via Instagram stories.(Source – Instagram @anushkasharma)(Source – Instagram @anushkasharma)Kohli, who remained unbeaten on 157 off 129 balls, registered his fourth 150+ score in ODIs. Virat Kohli also completed 4,000 runs in ODIs at home, becoming the fastest to do so, taking just 78 innings as compared to Tendulkar’s 92. He also took over Tendulkar’s aggregate of 1,573 to become India’s highest run-getter in ODIs against the Windies.The third ODI will be played on Saturday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Advertisementlast_img read more

After early Rio exit, Saina Nehwal will undergo treatment for knee injury

first_imgAce shuttler Saina Nehwal was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad to undergo treatment for her knee injury. Saina claimed that the the injury was one of the key reasons behind her disappointing run at the Summer Games as it affected her badly.The 26-year-old lost to Ukraine’s Maria Ulitina in her second group match to crash out of the Rio Olympics.”Saina has been hospitalised for the last two days and is undergoing treatment for her injury, which got worse during her match against Maria at Rio Olympics,” Saina’s father Harvir Singh told PTI.Saina had cited an inflammation in her right knee, which hampered her on-court movement, as the reason for her shocking group league exit. Singh said Saina was back home on August 16 and next day got admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad and underwent treatment for her injury. He, however, did not divulge the contents of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan.”The doctors have not revealed the contents of the MRI scan to me. I will be able to talk about it tomorrow, not today,” Singh said. Singh also said Saina will be flying to Mumbai for advanced checkup tomorrow.”The doctors here have referred her case to a hospital at Mumbai, and she will be flying from Hyderabad,” he said. The World No 5 lost her second group league encounter 18-21, 19-21 to World No 61 Ulitina to crash out of the competition. Saina had said the injury happened during training before the Olympics and it got worse during the match.advertisement(With PTI Inputs)last_img read more

Harrison flying after England U-21 call

first_imgMLS MLS Spotlight: NYCFC’s Harrison flying after England U-21 call Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 2 years ago 00:15 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jack Harrison England U21 Andorra 10102017 MLS New York City England U21 UEFA U21 Championship The New York City FC midfielder’s stellar play in MLS helped earn him a call-up from the England youth setup — an experience he made the most of NEW YORK — Jack Harrison probably thought it was a weird time for a coach to pull a prank on him. But for a split second, the New York City FC winger wasn’t sure what to think when Patrick Vieira took him aside and told him he was being called in by the England Under-21 national team.”I didn’t believe him at first but it was a great moment, I was really surprised,” Harrison told Goal. “He said, ‘I’m not really supposed to tell you now, I’m supposed to tell you after the game, but you’ve been selected for the U-21s.'””I tried not to let it throw me off too much in the game that day, but obviously it was very exciting.”To call the news a surprise was an understatement, but the call itself shouldn’t have been a complete shock. After all, Harrison was in the midst of a stellar second season at NYCFC. His 10 goals and six assists have been key to NYCFC’s success, and at 20 years old, he has established himself as one of the best young players in the league. 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 “What I love about him is that he hasn’t changed since the first time I met him at the (2016 MLS) draft,” Vieira told Goal. “He still has the love, the passion, he’s still the first in training and the last one to leave. He just wants to have the ball and kick the ball around. He loves the game, which is really important.”Harrison’s humble nature has helped him grow, even as expectations continue to increase. He has successfully avoided getting caught up in his own hype, which explains why he had concerns about how he would hold up in England camp.Those concerns were quickly put to rest.”I actually surprised myself. After about one or two training sessions I realized that I settled in much quicker than what I thought I would,” Harrison said. “I thought I might struggle there, and be behind the guys, but I surprised myself. It was really encouraging to realize that because they’re a great team, they won the U-20 World Cup last summer, they’ve been together for a while and those guys are really tight. For me to go there and settle in very quickly was very encouraging for myself.”Jack Harrison England U21 Scotland 10062017England U-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd saw enough from Harrison to give him minutes in both European Championship qualifiers the team played in October, first a two-minute cameo in a 3-1 win against Scotland, then a start in a 1-0 victory over Andorra.Harrison came away from his time having enjoyed the experience completely, from the competition to the jokes, including at least a few cracks about him having developed a bit of an American accent.”It was a great experience. I definitely learned a lot from being there and I’m grateful for that opportunity,” Harrison said. “It was nice to be back around the guys, and the banter. They were asking a lot of questions about MLS, they seem really intrigued, which I was surprised by.”U.S. national team fans who may have been holding out hope that Harrison might one day become a U.S. citizen and play for the United States saw that dream dashed by Harrison’s recent England U-21 appearances. Though Harrison does have a green card, and is on the path to American citizenship, his appearances in an official competition for England essentially cap-tie him to England. According to FIFA rules, once a player has played in an official youth competition for one country, he cannot switch to another country unless he was already eligible for both countries when he made that first international appearance.Harrison is back with NYCFC, and will look to help the team shake off a late-season slump as it plays for seeding in the MLS playoffs. Harrison drew the first red card of his career in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to New England, but the ejection has since been rescinded, making him available for a crucial regular season finale against the Columbus Crew on Sunday at Citi Field.As for Harrison’s future with the England U-21s, he may have to wait a while longer for another call, especially if NYCFC makes a run in the postseason. Should NYCFC advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, Harrison would find himself playing a second leg Nov. 5 — one day after players are supposed to report to camp ahead of England’s match against Ukraine on Nov. 10.”We’ll have to wait and see, because of the playoffs and everything,” Harrison said. “I spoke to Aidy and he said he thought I did really well and proved that I belong there, which was really encouraging to hear.”last_img read more

Transfer latest: Bale wants Premier League move

first_imgTransfers Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Bale wants Premier League move Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:10 6/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Gareth Bale Real Madrid Liverpool UCL Getty Transfers Primera División Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond Bale wants Premier League moveGareth Bale wants to return to the Premier League should he leave Real Madrid, according to the Mirror .Bale has been the target of Bayern Munich, but told the Bundesliga champions he’d prefer a return to England, boosting the hopes of Manchester United.However, Bale is no lock to be sold, as it is up to the next manager of Real Madrid to decide the Welsh international’s club future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Man City close in on JorginhoNapoli midfielder Jorginho is expected to sign for Manchester City “in the next few days”, according to the Italian club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis.City had an offer of €50 million (£44m/$59m) turned down for the 26-year-old but are hopeful of reaching an agreement on the price in the coming weeks.Read the full story here on Goal!How do Liverpool move on from failed Fekir move?Nabil Fekir’s £53 million (€60m/$70.5m) move to Liverpool may have fallen through, but Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards have already discussed their next move.An announcement confirming that the Lyon captain would join the Reds was expected on Friday before the move collapsed following Fekir’s medical examination. But what’s next for the Anfield club? Goal’s Liverpool correspondent Neil Jones has the latest right here!Real prepare €150m Milinkovic-Savic offerReal Madrid are prepared to bid €150 million (£131m/$176m) for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, reports Il Messaggero.The Spanish giants are desperate to secure the signature of the 23-year-old and are now willing to table a huge bid.The offer would include clauses of up to €20m (£17.5m/€23m), and Milinkovic-Savic would be offered a contract worth €6m-per-year (£5.2m/$7m)Liverpool and Chelsea monitor CillessenLiverpool and Chelsea are interested in signing Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, according to Mundo Deportivo.The Reds have identified the Dutchman as a possible alternative to error-prone Loris Karius, while Chelsea are keen to add depth to their squad.Napoli and Bayern Munich are also interested, with Barca earmarking Wolfsburg’s Koen Casteels as a potential replacement.Roma open to Nainggolan saleRoma are prepared to sell Radja Nainggolan to Inter, reports Corriere dello Sport.The midfielder has long been courted by Roma’s Serie A rivals, and could finally make the move, with Nainggolan telling friends that his employers have decided to cash in.Roma, however, are understood to want €40 million (£35m/$47m) for the Belgium international.Mahrez closes in on Man City transferRiyad Mahrez is set to join Manchester City from Leicester this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.The Algerian Premier League title-winner was close to joining Pep Guardiola’s side in January, but the Foxes demanded £80 million for his services.Now the Foxes are prepared to cash in, with City merely finalising the finer points of the deal before an announcement can be made.Spurs eye €30m GrimaldoTottenham are eyeing a €30 million deal to sign Benfica full-back Alex Grimaldo, reports Record.Any deal is understood to be dependent on the future of Danny Rose, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from north London.Grimaldo has a €30m buy-out clause, and Napoli are also interested.Chelsea monitor FlorenziChelsea are monitoring Roma full-back Alessandro Florenzi, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.Florenzi has yet to decide whether or not to stay in Italy this summer, and the Blues are interested in striking a deal if he does decide to move.Griezmann decision ‘this week’Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann confirmed that he will announce his future plans in the coming days.Griezmann, 27, continues to be linked with a move to La Liga champions Barcelona after another fine season at Atletico.”There’s a week to go. I think we will find out this week,” he said after France’s 1-1 draw with the USA on Saturday. Read the full story on Goal!Wilshere to hold talks with EmeryJack Wilshere will hold talks with new Arsenal manager Unai Emery in what will decide his Gunners future, according to  the Sun .Wilshere’s contract has run down and he is free to sign anywhere, while Arsenal are set to offer him a 25 per cent pay cut in his wages.Emery, however, will try to tempt him into remaining in London as he lays out his vision for both player and club.Lyon announce Fekir will stayLyon have confirmed that Nabil Fekir will stay at the club next season after a breakdown in negotiations with Liverpool.The Reds have long been in pursuit of the France international and were in talks over a £60 million (€68m/$80m) transfer deal with Lyon.However, the club released a statement declared negotiations over and said they were “delighted” to have him back the 2018-19 season.Read the full story on Goal! Kluivert 90 per cent certain to leave AjaxJustin Kluivert is 90 per cent certain to leave Ajax this summer according to his father, retired Netherlands international Patrick Kluivert.The older Kluivert would prefer his son remain at Ajax for another season in the face of reports he nears a deal to join Serie A side Roma.However, despite his father’s advice, Justin appears set to move on, and Patrick warns “ he needs to know what things are coming on his way.”Read the full story on Goal! Silva wants LindelofNew Everton manager Marco Silva wants to land Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof according to the Mirror .Lindelof struggled in his debut season after making a £31.5 million switch from Benfica last summer, though Jose Mourinho is not keen to give up on him yet.However, Silva, would be willing to pay £35m (€39.8m/$47m) for the 23-year-old Sweden international should United decide to sell.Liverpool turn to PopeLiverpool are prepared to come in with an offer for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope as they hope to solve their goalkeeper woes, reports the Sun .The Reds have been linked to Roma’s Alisson, however he has been price at upwards of £70 million (€80m/$94m).Liverpool will be a much cheaper £15m for Pope, who may be allowed to leave with Tom Heaton set to return for the Clarets from injury.Man City consider Seri alternative to JorginhoManchester City are considering a move for Nice’s Jean Michael Seri as negotiations for Jorginho continue to stall, reports the Mirror .Napoli are refusing to budge off their £60m (€68m/$80m) evaluation for Jorginho, and City are growing frustrated by the negotiations.Instead they may turn to Seri, who is available as a much cheaper £36m, having their £50m Jorginho offer rejected.Tite denies Real Madrid linksBrazil head coach Tite has strongly denied contact with Real Madrid over taking the reins at the Santiago Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane’s shock departure.Tite’s contract with the Selecao runs out at the end of the World Cup and he has pledged to wait until the end of the tournament before deciding on his future.While he has been linked to Madrid due to his relationship with Neymar, Tite shot down rumours on Saturday.”When it is an opinion, it deserves my respect. When it is put in quotation marks, it is a lie; it is a disrespectful and lying attitude. That’s my word,” Tite told a pre-match press conference.Read the full story on Goal! Tottenham considering Grealish bidTottenham are considering making an approach for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, according to Sky Sports.While Grealish was not in Spurs original transfer plans, that has changed as Villa are expected to need to sell players to generate revenue.Fulham are interested in Grealish, who also has drawn looks from Leicester City and has been scouted by Manchester United.Juventus considering Dybala swap for RonaldoJuventus are prepared to offer Paulo Dybala to Real Madrid in an cash + exhange deal to land Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Don Balon.Ronaldo’s primary suitors are believed to be Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, however the Italian giants have now entered the frame.Juventus would offer €100 million (£87.5m) plus Dybala, and though Ronaldo is not opposed to playing in Serie A, he would prefer to join the Red Devils.last_img read more

FAU Lands Sons Of Terrell Owens, Warren Sapp On National Signing Day

first_imglane kiffin looks onto the fieldBOCA RATON, FL – NOVEMBER 3: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls looks on during third quarter action against the Marshall Thundering Herd at FAU Stadium on November 3, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)On Wednesday morning National Signing Day for college football kicked off. A majority of the top players in the nation took advantage of the Earlier Signing Period and announced their commitments in December.There are plenty of other recruits who are announcing their decisions today.That list includes the sons of former NFL stars Terrell Owens and Warren Sapp. Both decided to take their talents to FAU and play for Lane Kiffin.According to a release from the school, Terique Owens and Warren Sapp II will join the team as preferred walk-ons. Terique and Warren II are reportedly planning to “blueshirt” during the 2019 season, meaning they’ll be eligible for scholarships next season.Lane Kiffin announced the new signings on Wednesday morning.FAU FOOTBALL: Terrell Owens’ son Terique Joins Warren Sapp II – https://t.co/8stIvvyQFo https://t.co/FUjdBAr5FX— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) February 6, 2019Owens revealed why he chose FAU: “I feel like they have my best interest at heart. They have a great coaching staff. I feel like the coaches, they are going to help me improve and get better. I really trust them.”He made the switch from basketball to football as a sophomore in high school before going the junior college route.Terique Owens tallied over 500 yards and caught four touchdowns at Contra Costa Community College before announcing his commitment to FAU as a preferred walk-on.last_img read more

Alexander Spirit’s Departure Pushed Back Again

first_imgzoom The departure of the fuel tanker Alexander Spirit, which was supposed to set sail from Devonport to Singapore on Tuesday, has been delayed once again.As informed by the vessel’s operator Teekay Shipping, quoted by ABC News, the latest delay has been caused by crew shortage as the vessel was still missing a cook. The ship is expected to head for Singapore on Thursday, in line with the new schedule.The journey was first postponed on Monday as at least four crew members left the ship due to stress-related health problems and the tanker needed to meet the minimum crewing requirements in order to finally set sail.The 36 crew members of the tanker were ordered back to work last week when the Full Bench of Australia’s Fair Work Commission upheld FWC’s order to crew members to return back to work, confirming that the crew’s industrial action was illegal and dismissing MUA’s appeal.The crew were protesting having been told by the vessel’s owner, Caltex, that their upcoming voyage to Singapore would be their last as they had been replaced by a foreign crew.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

POSCO Daewoo Buys Majority Stake in Ukrainian Grain Terminal

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay (Pixabay License) South Korea’s POSCO Daewoo has entered into an agreement with Ukraine’s logistics company OREXIM to jointly develop and manage a grain terminal at Mykolayiv Sea Port.As agreed between the two sides, POSCO Daewoo will take a 75% share in the grain terminal which is to be completed and commissioned by July 2019.The terminal has a storage capacity of over 140 thousand tones and is based at the Mykolayiv Milling Complex on the Black Sea. It is expected to have a capacity of 2.5 million tons a year.A stake in the terminal would improve South Korea’s food security, POSCO Daewoo said, adding that, with the deal, the company would be able to control the logistics through the purchase, inspection, storage and shipment of Ukrainian production grain, reduce the risk and enable efficient inventory management.In addition to grain terminals, Orexim Group operates two logistics firms and is the country’s largest sunflower oil exporter.WMN Stafflast_img read more

Turkish diplomat among 3 shot dead in Iraqs Arbil

first_imgArbil (Iraq): At least one gunman killed three people including the Turkish vice consul to Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region in an attack Wednesday in the regional capital of Arbil, a police source said. “Three people, including the Turkish vice consul, were killed in an armed attack targeting the consul and the consulate’s employees in a restaurant in Arbil,” the source told AFP, adding the attackers had fled the scene. Witnesses in the city said checkpoints had been quickly set up inside and around the neighbourhood of Ainkawa, which hosts numerous restaurants and the Turkish consulate. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangTurkey confirmed that an “employee” at its Arbil consulate was killed in a shooting. The attack was not immediately claimed.Turkey is waging a major military offensive in Iraq’s mountainous northern region to root out pockets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The PKK, seen as a “terrorist” group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984 and operates rear bases in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: TrumpSeveral rocket attacks have targeted diplomatic missions in Iraq in recent months, including rockets near the US and UK embassies in Baghdad’s “Green Zone.” The US in May ordered all non-essential personnel of its Baghdad embassy and Arbil consulate to leave the country.And in June, protesters gathered outside the Bahraini embassy in Baghdad, Authorities in Iraq, which is witnessing a period of relative calm since declaring victory against the Islamic State group in 2017, have pledged to protect embassies.last_img read more

Military withdraws from Labrador search for downed float plane victims

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Canadian military has ended its role in the drawn-out search for a float plane and three missing men following a crash into a Labrador lake almost a month ago.The RCMP have been leading the search for victims and the downed de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Mistastin Lake, about 100 kilometres southwest of Nain.Seven men, including the pilot, were on board the plane owned by airline Air Saguenay that crashed July 15. Four bodies have been recovered and three men are still missing.Maj. Mark Gough with Maritime Forces Atlantic said military divers sent to Mistastin Lake to assist the RCMP began their work on July 31.He said they concluded their work on Aug. 6 and left the site on Aug. 9.Six members of the Forces’ fleet diving unit from Halifax were at Mistastin Lake with remotely operated vehicles and side scan sonar technology to probe the extremely deep lake.The RCMP did not respond to requests for comment Monday about the status of its own search efforts. The cause of the crash remains unknown.Gough said the scale of the lake, the rough terrain and the unco-operative weather posed challenges.“It’s a big and deep lake,” Gough said. “They had to cover a very extensive area at very significant depths for a lake …. It’s a challenging area to work in.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Florentino Perez Praises Moroccan Real Madrid Fans

Rabat – After manager Carlo Ancelotti and many star players expressed their gratitude to Moroccan fans, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez also praised Moroccan Madridistas.The Los Blancos president known for his lavish spending on top players, said that the Moroccan fans who came to watch Real Madrid in Marrakech made his players feel as they were playing in the club’s stronghold of Santiago Bernabeu. He added that in Morocco, there are a lot of Moroccan supporters of Real Madrid ‘who make you feel like in your country.’Florentino Perez travelled to Morocco to attend Saturday’s final of the FIFA Club World Cup between Real Madrid and San Lorenzo. The Whites president has arrived in Marrakech alongside midfielder Luka Modric, who is currently out injured.Immediately after landing, the pair transferred to the team hotel in Marrakech. read more

Embraer shareholders approve jet joint venture with Boeing

CHICAGO — Shareholders of Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer have overwhelmingly approved spinning off the company’s commercial-airplane unit into a joint venture dominated by Boeing Co.Boeing will own 80 per cent of the venture, which values Embraer’s commercial-aircraft business at $5.26 billion.The deal gives Boeing a big stake in Embraer’s market for smaller regional jets and helps the Chicago company counter Europe’s Airbus, which last year bought a controlling stake in Canadian manufacturer Bombardier’s CSeries regional jet program.Boeing and Embraer said Tuesday the deal was favoured on 96.8 per cent of votes cast, with owners of about 67 per cent Embraer stock voting. The companies hope to win regulatory approvals and close the deal by year-end.Embraer shareholders also agreed to a joint venture with Boeing to market Embraer’s KC-390 military-transport plane.The Associated Press read more

UN agencies increase relief effort in South Asia after devastating floods

14 August 2007United Nations humanitarian agencies continue to step up their relief efforts in the wake of the recent deadly floods across South Asia, distributing food and emergency supplies, vaccinating against infectious diseases and launching public awareness campaigns on the importance of using clean water. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have so far distributed 90 tons of high-protein biscuits in Bangladesh and plan to deliver another 24 tons this week, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters today. In Nepal, also struck by this year’s exceptionally heavy monsoon rains, UNICEF has provided more than 2,000 mosquito nets. In addition, the agency has delivered radio broadcasts in the country’s four regional languages on the need for water purification to prevent the outbreak of diseases. An estimated 45 million people across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been affected by the flooding, with many of them forced to leave their homes. At least 2,200 people have been killed. UNICEF is distributing water purification packs, rehydration packs and water jerry cans in India, where it is also conducting a large-scale vaccination campaign to prevent an outbreak of chicken pox. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has already announced that it is increasing its support of South Asian governments as they respond to the flooding, including by drawing from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Elsewhere, in Sudan, which has been hit by its own recent floods, OCHA now estimates that at least 365,000 people have been affected, and the number of people requiring food assistance is also likely to rise. WFP is providing food rations to some 38,500 people in northern Sudan, the worst-affected region of the country, but also to more than 5,000 people in the south of the vast African nation. The World Health Organization (WHO) has pre-positioned medical supplies in several locations in anticipation of disease outbreaks and has also prepared a plan to prevent further outbreaks of diarrhoea. read more

Canadian tech firms receive 11B from investors in Q3 report finds

TORONTO — A new report says Canada’s venture-capital backed companies received about $1.1 billion from investors in the third quarter of the year, with artificial intelligence firms bringing in a record amount so far this year.The PwC Canada report says 81 deals in the quarter accounted for a 21 per cent jump in activity and 110 per cent increase in funding from the previous quarter.The growth comes after two quarters of declining investment, and the quarter represents a two-year high.PwC Canada says artificial intelligence companies have received a record year of funding in 2017’s first three quarters, accounting for roughly $244 million in 22 deals.Fintech companies have received about $256 million in 27 deals so far in 2017.National technology sector leader Chris Dulny says in a statement the firm looks forward to a strong close to the year. read more

Prosecutor Russian mans computer linked to hacking scheme

by Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press Posted Aug 15, 2016 8:29 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 15, 2016 at 9:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this June 5, 2013, file photo, attorney John Henry Browne listens to questions from reporters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Browne will be representing accused Russian computer hacker Roman Seleznev as jury selection for a federal trial begins Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Seattle. Prosecutors accuse Seleznev of hacking into U.S. business computer systems, mostly pizza restaurants in Washington state, and selling credit card data on underground internet forums. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Prosecutor: Russian man’s computer linked to hacking scheme SEATTLE – When federal agents arrested a Russian man in the Maldives in 2014, they found 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers on his laptop computer, a federal prosecutor told the jury Monday during opening statements.That was “1.7 million people who had eaten at the wrong restaurant and their personal information was sitting on that man’s computer,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Wilkinson said of Roman Seleznev. He had collected the credit card numbers by hacking into restaurants in Washington and other states, Wilkinson said.“The evidence will show that for seven years, the defendant was one of the largest traffickers of stolen credit card numbers in the world,” Wilkinson said.Seleznev’s lawyer, John Henry Browne, said he will decide by Tuesday morning whether he will make an opening statement.Browne plans to argue that prosecutors have failed to adequately connect Seleznev with the computer hacks that hit more than 200 businesses over several years. Browne also will likely argue that the agents who took possession of Seleznev’s computer opened it without a warrant and may have tampered with or altered some of its data.The judge had previously refused to grant a motion to suppress the information taken from the computer, but said Browne can make the argument to the jury.Seleznev’s trial in U.S. District Court is expected to run more than two weeks.After the jury left for the day, Browne told U.S. District Judge Richard Jones that he objected to Wilkinson’s mention of Seleznev’s arrest in the Maldives. Browne and the Russian government had argued that the arrest was a kidnapping that violated international law. But Jones had ruled in earlier hearings that the kidnapping claim could not be brought up during trial.Wilkinson’s statements about the Maldives may be grounds for a mistrial motion, Browne said.The prosecutor’s opening statement laid out the history of the investigation into seven years of hacking.Agents started on Seleznev’s trail in 2010 after a deli in Idaho was hacked and credit card data was stolen, Wilkinson said. The U.S. Secret Service and local detectives traced the hack to a computer server in Russia, he said.The agents found some of the stolen credit card numbers being sold on a website being run by a hacker who used the nickname Track2, he said.Detective work eventually linked the point-of-sale hacking to stolen card sales and then to a computer server in Virginia, where some of the stolen data was stored.A search of that server found 170,000 stolen credit card numbers, but a review of its internet activity also revealed personal email activity of Roman Seleznev, he said.It showed that Seleznev had purchased a plane ticket in his own name, had bought flowers for his wife and had participated on an online poker club, Wilkinson said.“The agent found Roman Seleznev’s fingerprints all over the crime scene,” Wilkinson said. “This trial will be about exposing the fingerprints, that the defendant is Track2.”Seleznev was indicted in 2011, but the agents couldn’t arrest him in Russia. But in 2014 when they learned he was on vacation in the Maldives, they worked with local police to arrest him at the airport.He was brought back to the U.S. to face an indictment that was amended to include 40 felony counts that include bank and wire fraud, hacking and identity theft, Wilkinson said. read more

2018 Big Ten Football Preview Purdue Boilermakers

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana2017 record: 7-6 (4-5 Big Ten) Head coach: Jeff Brohm 2018 record: 1-3 (0-1 Big Ten) All-time record vs. OSU: 14-39-2https://youtu.be/Rp8kCS1nDt8What has happened thus far in 2018:Purdue has been better than its 1-3 record might suggest. With two losses that ended with last-second field goals, the Boilermakers’ three losses have been by a combined eight points. In losses to Northwestern and Missouri, Purdue came back from double-digit deficits in the first half to fall short in the waning moments of each game. Purdue recorded its first win of the season against then-No. 23 Boston College, beating the Eagles by 17 on Saturday. In that win, Purdue’s defense had four interceptions and held the Eagles to a 25 percent success rate on third down. On the offensive side of the ball, redshirt senior David Blough threw three touchdowns with 296 passing yards. Impact Player:Wide receiver Rondale Moore has exploded onto the scene as one of the nation’s standout freshmen for the Boilermakers. This season, he leads the Big Ten in receiving yards (372) and in receptions (33). He can be dangerous in the ground game as well, recording a 76-yard touchdown run against Northwestern in the season opener.Strengths:Certain teams have an identity when it comes to their strengths in football. For Purdue, it’s the play of the quarterback. Blough is ranked second in the Big Ten in passer rating (164.2), and passing yards (990). He is currently tied for first in the Big Ten among qualifiers with just one interception. Purdue has the No. 2 pass offense in the Big Ten, averaging 318.3 passing yards per game, while completing 68 percent of passes thrown. Weaknesses:In one word, inconsistency. Purdue can be explosive offensively and defensively stout. Nonetheless the Boilermakers have gotten off to slow starts, and haven’t been able to finish close games. In two of its three losses, Purdue has not been able to strike first. In the loss against Northwestern, all of the points Purdue gave up were in the first half. In each of its losses, Purdue has had the chance to win and failed to capitalize on it. read more