first_imgRenault India will be launching their small car Kwid today for a price range of around Rs 3 to Rs 5 lakh. A few days earlier, Renault India had opened the bookings for Kwid at an initial token price of Rs 25,000.The new Renault Kwid will come with an all-aluminium, three-cylinder, 800cc petrol engine. It is a four-valve unit with dual overhead cams. The engine will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission which will ensure optimum fuel efficiency which will be a prominent selling point in India.ALSO READ: Renault to launch Kwid on September 24The Kwid is based on the new CMF-A platform and sports a unique design. The front features a typical Renault look with the badge taking centre stage. The grille too is inspired by the SUVs Renault offers and has multiple rectangular slats much like the Duster. For a car its size, the Kwid offers ample ground clearance of 180mm, a figure mostly seen in SUVs.Moreover, the Kwid comes with bulging wheel arches with the plastic cladding giving it an SUVesque look. Inside the wheel arches, the Kwid runs on 155/80-R13 tyres which are fastened using only three lug nuts instead of the conventional four.ALSO READ:Renault Kwid bookings open today, here are 9 things to know about the carThe seats are comfortable and the driver has a good view of the road ahead. It is much like being in a compact crossover. There is ample shoulder room to allow two to sit without grazing one another.advertisementThe instrument console is an all digital affair which comes with a speedo, odo, trip, fuel gauge etc. The centre console houses a touch screen multimedia interface which offers audio, Bluetooth connectivity and even SatNav.However, rear passengers have got to make do with manual window winders instead of electrically operated units.ALSO READ: Renault Kwid: A new benchmark in the makingThe boot is one of the best in the class. There is no intrusion which can eat up stowage capacity and this helps it score more points. The dash also offers a deep glove compartment on top as well as in the lower half. In the middle, a shelf has been created to offer quick storage. Cup holders and door pockets are also provided.  Moreover, the Renault Kwid will be available in a total of 4 trims- Renault Kwid Standard, Renault Kwid RXE, Renault Kwid RXL and the Renault Kwid RXT.last_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sao Paolo: Lewis Hamilton admitted that two weeks after claiming his sixth drivers’ world title he was not sure if he can mount a serious bid in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix where he won from pole position last year.The 34-year-old Briton, who revealed this week that he is considering his future in Formula One beyond the end of his current Mercedes contract next year, wound up fifth after Friday’s second session. Hamilton was trailing four-time champion Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and his own Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.He said he was uncertain that he can reduce Ferrari’s advantage in qualifying on Saturday.”It started out really well so straightaway, from the get-go, we were on a good baseline,” he said.”We made a couple adjustments in the session and we’ll do some work tonight to refine it.”It is quite crucial because we only have two sessions ahead of qualifying to get it right and we have to compact it a little bit more — and be a bit more precise with the changes we’ve made.”I don’t know if we have three-tenths to get where the Ferraris are… Obviously, the Ferraris are quick this weekend – or it seems so today. They’re generally beating us on the straights, so it’ll be interesting to see how that pans out.”Bottas, who will finish as runner-up to Hamilton in the drivers’ championship, said he felt optimistic.”I think we look quite competitive, even for qualifying, but we still have lots more to come. brazilian gpBrazilian Grand PrixCharles LeclercF1 First Published: November 16, 2019, 12:12 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementVinesh Phogat created history on the wrestling mat on Monday evening as she became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in wrestling at the Asian Games.Vinesh defeated Irie Yuki 6-2 in the 50kg category to bag the top prize and take India’s tally of gold medals to two at the 18th edition of the Asian Games in Indonesia.In the first round, Vinesh takes four points to take a 4-0 lead. In the second round, Vinesh given chance to make most of 30 seconds penalty where she has to take a point. But, Irie holds firm and takes the point for herself. Irie gets another point to reduce the deficit to two points. But, Vinesh Phogat adds two points to her tally to win the historic Gold medal.At the beginning of the tournament, Vinesh was up against China’s Sun, against whom she had suffered the heart-breaking leg injury during the Rio Olympics. But this time she made no mistake and defeated her 8-2 to enter the last 8 of the 50 kg category.Even leading up to her quarterfinal bout she performed at the top of her game as she defeated Hyungjoo Kim of South Korea 11-0 to win by technical superiority.This is Vinesh’s second medal at the Asian Games, she won a bronze medal in Incheon four years ago.VIDEO:The moment of the win. Cannot be more proud of Vinesh Phogat. Calm, resolute, eyes on the target.#Respect | #VineshPhogat | #AsianGames2018 | @FederationWrest pic.twitter.com/XqVEH5skWq— The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) August 20, 2018last_img read more

first_imgSonepat, Jul 24 (PTI) JSW Sports-owned Haryana Steelers today named local boy Surender Nada as captain for their maiden Pro Kabaddi League campaign that starts in Hyderabad on July 28. Nada will be assisted by another Haryana boy, Wazir Singh. The team has spent the last three weeks at a pre-season camp in Bellary, Karnataka and coach Ranbir Singh Khokhar said he was satisfied with the work his team has put in. “We have worked hard on technical, physical and tactical aspects as well as game situations and Im completely satisfied with the way things have turned out. “The coaching staff has spent time with every individual as well as the team on the whole and I can safely say that we are well prepared for this new season of the PKL,” said Khokhar. The PKL reaches Haryana on September 8 where the Rai School in Sonepat will turn into a fortress for the Steelers who take on reigning champions Patna Pirates in the first home game of the season. Nada said he was delighted at captaining the team. “Haryana has produced so many kabaddi players over the years and the sport has a fanatical following, which always left us wishing the state would have its own team in the PKL. It has finally happened this season and it is a great matter of pride that the coach and management have thought me worthy enough to lead the side,” said Nada. Arguably the best left corner defender in the country, Nada said he was confident that the Steelers home games would see good support. PTI SSC PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSOCHI, Russia — Through 17 years of grueling practices, of defeats and victories, Meryl Davis and Charlie White insist they’ve never considered parting ways.A perfect pairing, they were nearly flawless at the Sochi Olympics, and they became the first Americans to win an ice dance gold medal.“The closest we came to breaking up, I can’t pinpoint one because there hasn’t been one,” Davis, 27, said. “Certainly there have been struggles. It hasn’t been easy to get where we are. … It’s a partnership which I couldn’t have asked for more.“Charlie and I are very different. We used those difference to balance it out. There has never been a moment of doubt.”Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, the 2010 champions, took silver, while bronze went to Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov.Davis and White won silver in Vancouver, but in the four years since they have overtaken the Canadians, their training partners in Detroit under Russian coach Marina Zoueva.The reigning world champs scored 116.63 points in the free dance to finish with 195.52, 4.53 ahead of Virtue and Moir.“No athletes like it to sit in this position,” Moir said. “We came here to win the competition. But it’s easier when we see them and know how hard these guys work.”When their program to Sheherazade ended with White on a knee, Davis rested her head on his back in exhausted elation. The two started skating together in 1997 in Michigan, and on the biggest day of their career, they performed just as they had visualized it.“That in itself justified 17 years of hard work,” White, 26, said.The music swelling over the final minute of the program, their feet were in nonstop motion, yet every step was intricately choreographed. Their lifts were a blur as White spun across the ice with Davis held aloft, their movements and expressions still fierce despite the draining demands of the performance.As they told the story of the Persian king and the woman who enchants him, White was regal in purple velvet, Davis beguiling in a lavender dress with jewels shimmering on her midriff.They now have one medal of each color after winning bronze in the new team event in Sochi, the first American figure skaters to own three.Virtue and Moir had become the first North American ice dance gold medalists at their home Olympics in Vancouver. Their free dance to Russian classical music told the story of their own partnership, which also stretches back to 1997.In a performance at times tender and at others triumphant, Moir kissed her hand at the start and again throughout the program.“I think there is relief,” Moir said. “It has been a journey to get here since 2010, a lot of sleepless nights to get to the Olympic Games. If I could only have been that 22-year-old at Vancouver.“The reason we stayed in is we wanted a different journey. Now, the pressures of this game are just melting away.”Ilinykh and Katsalapov were just ninth at last year’s world championships but are now the latest Olympic ice dance medalists from Russia, finishing 7.51 points behind the Canadians.She’s only 19; he’s 22. The home fans started cheering when the first few notes of Swan Lake played for their free dance, and they were roaring when it ended with Katsalapov collapsed on his knees and Ilinykh weeping.“The program builds and builds and builds,” Katsalapov said through a translator, “and the audience gave us energy to keep building it more and more.”France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat were fourth, 6.26 points out of bronze. The other U.S. teams, Madison Chock and Evan Bates and siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani, finished eighth and ninth.Russia has won 18 of 33 medals in ice dance’s Olympic history, but now North Americans own two straight golds. Virtue and Moir have said they’ll likely retire. For Davis and White, talk of the future can wait until this historic victory starts feeling real.“We wanted to fight for the best performance we could give and we did that. You dream of this for so long, work so hard, and they worked hard, too,” White said, referring to Virtue and Moir. “They always have been with us, pushing us, and we couldn’t have done it without them.”(Rachel Cohen, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks are all smiles — until game time.“As a team, I feel like we think about the game less,” Antetokounmpo said. “We just smile. We just have fun. And we know when the game starts at 7:30 or 7 o’clock, we’re going to do whatever it takes to win. We don’t try to overthink things.”Antetokounmpo scored 37 points, making all of his season-high 17 free throws in a perfect night at the line for Milwaukee, and had 10 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Bucks rout the Washington Wizards 131-115 on Saturday night.Coming off a big victory at Toronto on Thursday night, the Bucks have won three straight, nine of 10 and 20 of 24.Brook Lopez added 21 points, and Khris Middleton had 20 for Milwaukee. Starting point guard Eric Bledsoe sat out to rest a sore left Achilles.The Bucks were 24 of 24 from the free-throw line, hit 17 of their 39 attempts from beyond the arc, and played well enough to limit everyone other than Antetokounmpo to fewer than 30 minutes during the third stop of a four-game trip. They also avenged a 13-106 loss in Washington on Jan. 11, one of three games Antetokounmpo has missed this season.“We came here off a big win last time where we had beaten Houston and sometimes the schedule catches up to you,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “And Washington played great the last time we were here. But for us to win Thursday night and to follow it up with a win tonight Saturday is a good sign.”Milwaukee had a 17-2 run late in the second quarter, led by 23 at halftime and 32 early in third quarter. Antetokounmpo scored seven of the last 10 points in big second-quarter run, including a thunderous slam over Jeff Green that led to a three-point play.Bradley Beal scored 24 points for Washington, Green added 20, and Otto Porter Jr. 18. The Wizards are 9-7 since losing All-Star point guard John Wall for the season because of a heel injury, and remain 10th in the East. Should they find their way into eighth, they could face the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs.“There was a message that they were sending,” Beal said. “And we play them again next week. So that’s got to be how I take it. They sent a message for next week.”WAKE-UP SLAMWizards point guard Tomas Satoransky brought the home crowd to life early with an emphatic driving dunk over Lopez. That gave Washington a 4-0 lead and prompted Budenholzer to call a timeout with only 45 seconds played.“We gave up a dunk in transition,” Budenholzer said. “We gave up a layup in transition. We turned it over twice. It was not a good 45 seconds.”Satoransky converted the three-point play following the timeout. But the Bucks responded with a 20-6 run to take the lead for good.TIP-INS:Bucks: Have six winning streaks of three games or more this season. … Budenholzer hopes Bledsoe’s absence won’t be a long one. “We’ll see today and tomorrow. We play again on Monday. I think it’s the right thing for Eric.”Wizards: Porter started despite entering the night as a game-time decision with a sprained toe. … Coach Scott Brooks received a technical foul between the first and second quarters.UP NEXTBucks: At Brooklyn on Monday night.Wizards: Host Atlanta on Monday night.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 37 points, making all of his season-high 17 free throws in a perfect night at the line for Milwaukee, and had 10 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Bucks rout the Washington Wizards 131-115 on Saturday night.Two games ahead of Toronto for the Eastern Conference lead, the Bucks have won three straight, nine of 10 and 20 of 24.Brook Lopez added 21 points, and Khris Middleton had 20. Starting point guard Eric Bledsoe sat out to rest a sore left Achilles.The Bucks were 24 of 24 from the free-throw line. They had a 17-2 run late in the second quarter, led by 23 at halftime and 32 early in third quarter. Antetokounmpo scored seven of the last 10 points in big second-quarter run, including a thunderous slam over Jeff Green that led to a three-point play.Bradley Beal scored 24 points for Washington, Green added 20, and Otto Porter 18. The Wizards are 9-7 since losing All-Star point guard John Wall for the season because of a heel injury.WAKE-UP SLAMWizards point guard Tomas Satoransky brought the home crowd to life early with an emphatic driving dunk over Lopez. That gave Washington a 4-0 lead and prompted Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer to call a timeout with only 45 seconds played.Satoransky converted the three-point play following the timeout. But the Bucks responded with a 20-6 run to take the lead for good.TIP-INS:Bucks: Have six winning streaks of three games or more this season. … Budenholzer hopes Bledsoe’s absence won’t be a long one. “We’ll see today and tomorrow. We play again on Monday. I think it’s the right thing for Eric.”Wizards: Porter started despite entering the night as a game-time decision with a sprained toe. … Coach Scott Brooks received a technical foul between the first and second quarters.UP NEXTBucks: At Brooklyn on Monday night.Wizards: Host Atlanta on Monday night.By IAN QUILLEN , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgIt will be an uphill task for the Sunrisers Hyderabad to secure a victory and get back on the winning track when they take on Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.Sunrisers, who secured three back to back wins after their loss in the opening encounter in the ongoing IPL, have failed miserably in the last three games. Their batting, which has been largely dependent on the destructive opening pair of Johnny Bairstow and David Warner, hasn’t been able to perform and appears to be in disarray as none of the other batsman have taken the responsibility and finish the games.The Kane Williamson-led side are currently standing at the sixth spot in the points table, and would be desperately hoping to get a win under their bag and move up the table.It’s the Southern Derby and here’s what Muttiah Muralitharan and @TomMoodyCricket have to say before the all-important #SRHvCSK!#OrangeArmy #RiseWithUs pic.twitter.com/YsTZ9cC51vSunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 16, 2019Chennai, on the other hand, is sitting pretty at the top of the points table with 14 points from eight games. The Men in Yellow will look to confirm their spot in the playoffs against the Sunrisers.What TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2019 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings on?All IPL 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.advertisement+=Welcome to Hyderabad, @ChennaiIPL!#OrangeArmy #RiseWithUs pic.twitter.com/pcWTiIsOG3SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 16, 2019Where will the IPL 2019 match between SRH and CSK be played?The IPL 2019 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between SRH and CSK live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between SRH and CSK?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between SRH and CSK?Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T. Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek SharmaChennai Super Kings: Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, M.S. Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja,Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, K.M. Asif.Also Read | Ish Sodhi loves how MS Dhoni slows down and controls T20 cricket matchesAlso Read | IPL 2019: CSK star Imran Tahir sheds light on trademark running celebrationAlso Read | World Cup-bound Steve Smith and David Warner likely to miss final stages of IPL 2019 Also Watch:last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Chivas land Sepulveda, Fierro heads to Morelia in quiet Liga MX draft day Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author 01:36 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlos Fierro Cruz Azul ULISES RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images Transfers Liga MX Typically a whirlwind of signings, fewer than 60 transfers took place Wednesday with new regulations keeping things reasonable Wednesday’s Liga MX “draft” lacked its normal sizzle but still resulted in a number of transfers that will shape the upcoming Apertura.After the Mexican players association requested changes to make the transfer process less jarring for players, the league stopped announcing each transfer as it was made and also declined to announce the total amount of money that changed hands as it has in past years.With the change, many of the biggest moves already had been announced. Rodolfo Pizarro’s move from Chivas to Monterrey was confirmed as was Cruz Azul’s capture of center back Pablo Aguilar from Club Tijuana and Pumas’ handful of swaps. On draft day, Cruz Azul announced it was sending center back Julian Velazquez to Tijuana, which will get a replacement for Aguilar in the form of the Argentine. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 Cruz Azul also brought in attacking players in the offseason as new sporting director Ricardo Pelaez looks to retool the club. Elias Hernandez, Roberto Alvarado and Milton Caraglio’s signings already had been announced, paving the way for La Maquina to move Carlos Fierro to Morelia on Wednesday.Chivas weren’t expected to be active in the draft beyond selling a few players, but did bring in a pair of players who will push for first-team minutes. The club, which signs only Mexican players, acquired forward Angel Sepulveda from Morelia and also added defender Josecarlos Van Rankin from Pumas.After a disappointing season in Guanajuato, Leon will have a different look. In addition to moving Hernandez to Cruz Azul, its other winger Andres Andrade is headed for Atlas. The team picked up ex-Chivas goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota in the offseason and also moved for Pedro Aquino from Lobos BUAP.Atlas reportedly will acquire the services of American center back Omar Gonzalez from Pachuca, but there had been no official confirmation from either side of the deal as of Thursday morning. Young America attacker Alejandro Diaz is confirmed to head to Guadalajara to join Atlas.One draft day surprise was Necaxa acquiring Carlos “Gullit” Pena. Personal issues have kept Pena from finding success on the field recently, but he went to a facility to begin recovery from alcoholism this summer and will join Los Rayos, looking to return to the form he showed with Leon years ago.last_img read more

first_img Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Coffee lovers, here’s a travel tip you’ll definitely thank us for—head to Austin, Texas.Tucked into space at the back of Farewell Books (once known as Domy Books) is an amazing espresso bar known as FlatTrack Coffee. It’s a very cozy, small space, but the flavor of the coffee is worth squeezing in for. It’s so small in fact that co-owners Matt Bolick and Sterling Roberts dismissed it initially thinking the 150 square feet just couldn’t possibly work.They considered opening a full-scale shop and then began thinking of the small space again. Roberts has experience as a metal fabricator and built the whole place out and now that it’s up and running (it just opened in 2013), they think the small space is ideal.“We don’t have wi-fi or pastries,” said Bolick. “When customers come in, they’re coming for the coffee. “We have six seats at the bar and we serve espresso or espresso with steamed milk in three sizes. We also have an iced coffee. We’ve kept it real simple and serve what we like most.”Their business is more than just a coffee shop. It’s also a coffee roaster (this part of the business just hit its year anniversary) and sell their coffee through area grocery stores and other businesses. Plans are in the works to sell bottled cold brew coffee. “We’ll sell in growlers and 16 ounce bottles.”Bolick and Roberts are childhood friends who grew up together in Fort Worth. About 10 years ago Roberts moved to Austin and Bolick followed about a year later. Bolick spent 10 years working in the coffee business and the two began discussing plans to go into business together. They run FlatTrack Coffee with the assistance of their one employee. Amanda Farris is technically the barista, but Bolick says she’s an integral part to the success of the company and accomplishes more than her title reveals.Other stores may be in the offing at some point, but this may be the only one known as FlatTrack Coffee. Bolick is also hard at work with Matt and Grady Wright preparing to open a craft beer bar and coffee shop called Wright Bros Brew & Brew. “It will have 40 taps and craft coffee. We’ll be selling Flat Track Coffee,” he said.Photo by Michael A. Muller The Most Interesting Drinks From Around the World You Can Try Today Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best True Crime Books to Quietly Obsess Overlast_img read more

first_imgzoom Port Everglades expects to gain an additional 30,000 containers annually as King Ocean consolidates several Eastern Caribbean services previously calling Terminal Island in Miami. The additional services sail weekly from King Ocean’s Sun Terminal at Port Everglades to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Barth, Nevis, Dominica, Anguilla, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Vincent, Suriname, Guyana and the Dominican Republic.These new services build on King Ocean’s existing services calling at ports in Colombia, Venezuela and Central America.King Ocean moved approximately 140,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the standard industry measurement for container volumes) through Port Everglades in fiscal year 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013), and recently added a 7.3-acre Midport marine terminal to its existing 33.8-acre Southport terminal.“King Ocean is a productive container carrier/terminal operator at Port Everglades, generally exceeding Port-wide throughput per acre,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steven Cernak.“King Ocean’s services are also key to the Port’s market penetration strategies, and are a significant factor in Port Everglades’ position as the number one South Atlantic seaport in containerized ocean cargo trade with the north coast of South America.”King Ocean has operated regular weekly multiple container cargo ship services from Port Everglades to the Caribbean, Central America, and the north coast of South America since 1994.The company specializes in various types of containerized and general cargo including, but not limited to raw materials, jewelry and clothing accessories, foodstuffs, refrigerated cargo, vehicles and parts, construction machinery and building materials.Press Release, August 5, 2014last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto police say they are investigating sexual assault allegations against a doctor who used to practise in the RCMP’s Ontario division.Police say they were notified by RCMP in the last week of what they describe as historical abuse allegations.Police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray says no charges have been laid so far and investigators don’t believe there is a threat to public safety.Neither police nor RCMP have identified the doctor.RCMP say they encourage anyone with information to come forward and note that support is available to any employees who need it.The investigation comes on the heels of a similar probe in Halifax involving a doctor accused of sexually assaulting RCMP recruits and members.Police there say more than 20 women and men have come forward to say they’d been sexually assaulted by the RCMP doctor between 1981 and 2003.The RCMP has said the complainants in the Nova Scotia case were either applicants looking to join the force or serving members who were receiving treatment at the clinic.last_img read more

first_imgSARNIA, Ont. — Closing arguments are expected today in the sexual assault trial of a former high-ranking gymnastics coach.Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching at his judge-alone trial in Sarnia, Ont.The charges relate to alleged incidents between 2000 and 2007 involving a single complainant, now in her 30s.Brubaker testified Thursday that when he apologized to his accuser for “crossing the line,” he wasn’t referring to any sexual transgressions.He says he wrote a letter expressing his regret to his former trainee because he had gone beyond the bounds of a typical coach-athlete relationship.The complainant has testified that Brubaker would pick her up from school and take her to his house, where he would occasionally spoon her in bed and tickle her belly before driving her to practice.—The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Rabat – Casablanca Stock Exchange opened its first session of August in the red, with the Moroccan All Shares Index registering an acute loss of 0.75 percent to 12.109 points. Moroccan shares fell under their 20-day moving average, putting an end to their upward trend and succumbing to summer lethargy. Trade volumes barely reached MAD 11 million this morning, with Addoha Group taking up MAD 2 million in exchanged volumes with a MAD 1.04 percent loss at MAD 46.52 per dividend. The top performers of this Tuesday morning session are the pharmaceutical company Sothema, with a 4 percent gain trading at MAD 1,300, followed by Risma with 3.05 percent and MAD 135 per dividend. In third place comes SM Monetique with a 2.28 percent gain, trading at MAD 288 at open of trade. Stroc Industries leads the list of the worst performers of today’s session with a 9.99 percent loss, the company is now trading at MAD 55.35 per dividend. IB Maroc.com comes in second, falling 9.33 percent at MAD 102, followed by Sonasid with a 4.96 percent decline at MAD 575 per share. Moroccan shares closed July with a 1 percent loss, with significant losses in the real estate, banking, and construction sectors. The Addoha group lost 2.47 percent at close of trade yesterday, trading at MAD 47 per dividend. Alliances group also registered a 1.44 percent to MAD 225.70, followed by DH & RDS with a 0.06 percent decline to trade at MAD 180. The banking giant Attijariwafa Bank also felt the heat of this summer season with a 0.87 percent loss at MAD 446, followed by BCP with a 1.02 percent trading at MAD 290. LafargeHolcim and Ciments du Maroc, with respective losses of 2.74 and 2.65 percent, also weighed down the MASI on Monday’s session. read more

The UN committee against torture is meeting in Geneva from 7 November to 7 December to review Sri Lanka and several other countries. The UN committee with review Ecuador (8-9 November); Finland (9-10 November); Monaco (11 and 14 November); Sri Lanka (15-16 November); Namibia (18 and 21 November); Turkmenistan (21-22 November); Armenia (23-24 November) and Cape Verde (24-25 November).The countries are among the 159 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and so are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee’s previous recommendations. Others in the Sri Lankan delegation include Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York, Ravinatha Aryasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva, Ajith Rohana, Deputy Inspector General, Legal Division, Department of Police and Sisira Mendis, Director, Centre for National Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya is to lead a top level delegation to Geneva to face allegations of torture in Sri Lanka.The delegation will attend a review on Sri Lanka by the Committee Against Torture (CAT during its 59th session. The committee, which is composed of 10 independent experts, will engage in a dialogue with the respective Government delegations.The committee will publish its findings, officially known as concluding observations, on the respective states on 7 December. (Colombo Gazette) read more

TOKYO — The Latest on Japan downgrading South Korea’s trade status (all times local):11:30 a.m.South Korea’s presidential office has expressed “deep regret” and vowed a stern response over Japan’s decision to take the country off its list of nations with preferred trade status.In a statement read on national TV, Blue House spokeswoman Ko Min-jung said Seoul had committed to resolving its trade row with Tokyo diplomatically and will now sternly respond to the Japanese measures it sees as “unjust.”Ko says President Moon Jae-in will address the issue ahead of a Cabinet meeting later on Friday and the country’s finance minister will also announce government plans in response to the expanded Japanese export controls.South Korea says the Japanese trade curbs could hurt its export-dependent economy and has accused Japan of weaponizing trade to retaliate over bilateral disputes stemming from wartime history.___10:30 a.m.Japan has approved the removal of South Korea from a “whitelist” of countries with preferential trade status, escalating tensions between the neighbours.Friday’s Cabinet decision expanding controls over exports of sensitive materials takes effect on Aug. 28.It follows an earlier requirement that Japanese companies’ exports to South Korea be approved on a case-by-case basis for three materials used in semiconductors, smartphones and other high-tech devices.The decision will fuel antagonism between the two neighbours already at a boiling point over the export controls and the issue of compensation for wartime Korean labourers.It will ripple across the high-tech sector, further affecting supply chains already rattled by U.S.-China trade tensions.The Associated Press read more

The study, subtitled Global governance and policy space for development, suggests that “getting back to business as usual has failed to address the root causes of the crisis.” The “new normal” has some worrying parallels with the conditions that initially led to the global financial crisis in 2008, namely rising inequalities and asset bubbles, said an UNCTAD statement to the press. With expected growth of 2.5 to 3 per cent in 2014 keeping the global recovery weak, policies supporting it are not only inadequate but often inconsistent, the report argues. This means that simply relying on buoyant asset prices, trade competitiveness and declining wage shares to maintain growth cannot bring the world economy back to robust health.Indeed, developing countries have managed to recover from the “great recession” after 2009 faster than developed countries, in part by supporting domestic demand with countercyclical policies. However, there have been limitations and the idea that emerging economies have decoupled from events in the advanced economies is no longer tenable. The report also points out that growth in Japan and the United States is not expected to improve in 2014. Growth will exceed 5.5 per cent in Asian and sub-Saharan countries, but will remain subdued at around 1 per cent in North Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, transition economies are expected to further dip to around 1 per cent, from an already weak performance in 2013. Developing countries will continue to face the challenges of a persistent instability of the international financial system. Tackling this requires macroeconomic and regulatory policies. And mirroring economic activity, international trade remains lacklustre due to weak global demands. Breaking from this protracted period of low economic growth requires strengthening aggregate demand through real wage growth and more equal income distribution rather than new “financial bubbles.” Sluggish growth, weak employment conditions, high household indebtedness and persistently high levels of inequality are “neither new nor normal”. Rather, the main problems in the post-crisis ear are insufficient aggregate demand and continuing financial instability, and that both of these issues reflect policy choice. To offer a policy alternative, UNCTAD economists proposed a global model to consider the potential impact of a coordinated package of fiscal, monetary, industrial and trade policies described in this year’s report. The model divides up the world economy into 25 countries and groups and evaluates growth patterns, trade, employment and financial performance in the public and private sectors and also allows a role for international financial flows. The alternative scenario entails growth-enhancing fiscal policies, including public investment, income policies to support demand growth on a sustainable basis and industrial policies to promote investment. It also includes development-oriented trade agreements that would support these policies in developing countries, as well as regulation of finance and capital controls.Making the alternative scenario a reality requires careful consideration of the policy space available to developed and developing countries alike. There will always be a “give and take” on policy space in an interdependent world economy made up of sovereign States of unequal economic and political strength, the report recognized. At the same time, it is worth acknowledging that governance arrangements that have evolved under finance-led globalization have given too much leeway to private corporations and taken too much from the space for government action. The global financial crisis was meant to give political motivation to correct the inequalities, but reforms have been foiled. In light of big policy challenges facing advanced and emerging economies, there is an increasing need for policy consistency and macroeconomic coherence. read more

first_imgOld jingles, including one by ABBA, will be revived Reality TV show Love Island Current breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw As music television hosts fall out of fashion, he said, they have been replaced by the fleeting fame of reality TV stars and talent of YouTubers who are easily lure away from the BBC for lucrative world tours for their fans.Speaking as he announced plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Radio 1, Cooper said is it now “really hard to find those next stars in the radio industry”.He also emphasised the importance of broadening radio’s appeal to online and digital, as fewer people choose to listen on their car or kitchen radios. For decades, they have entertained the nation from behind a microphone, educating generations with their musical tastes.But the future of the DJ looks a little less certain today, after the head of Radio 1 admitted he is struggling to find new talent in a world of Youtubers and reality TV.Ben Cooper, controller of the BBC station, said it is becoming increasingly difficult to find talented new presenters, as tastes in youth culture change. Asked about some of his current Radio 1 DJs, and whether they were approaching an age where they would be moved onto an older station, Cooper said: “I’m always looking for fresh, new talent. I’m always looking for new presenters.”I think it’s really weird, at the moment, how it’s getting harder.”It’s getting hard to find new presenter talent because you don’t have the likes of MTV presenters, T4, CDUk, Top of the Pops… In part of plans to win over fresh audiences to DAB radio, he has now launched a special series of programmes for a three-day “pop up radio”, celebrating five decades of the youth station. Radio 1 Vintage will see the likes of Tony Blackburn return to the airwaves, as they broadcast 50 hours starring 50 DJs and the best of their original shows.Featured DJs will include John Peel, Noel Edmonds, Bob Harris, Kenny Everett, Zoe Ball, Chris Moyles, Mike Read and Tim Westwood, intended to be the best of each generation for listeners to reminisce. “It’s really hard to find those next group of presenters coming up.” Radio 1 Vintage will begin on Saturday, September 30, and will be available on DAB radio, online and on the app.It will include personal interviews with Radio 1 DJs past and present, omitting those who have since been disgraced.As well as classics songs from each era, it will include some of the jingles recorded for the BBC by artists such as Abba, Jimi Hendrix and The Who.Blackburn described launching Radio 1 on September 30 1967 as “undoubtedly, the highlight of my career”. YouTubers Dan and Phil meet a fan Cooper added student radio and community stations were the only remaining reliable source for spotting new talent.On the future of the industry, he said everyone is “addicted to phones”, with all radio stations needing to focus on winning digital audiences.The industry, he added, needs to “wake up” to the “narrow” way it currently measures success, and should swap concentrating on listener numbers alone and focus more on how radio impacts on fans’ lives across all medium.center_img Tony Blackburn will return to his Radio 1 roots 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. “So modern youth culture on television, you can’t suddenly pick someone famous off the TV because actually what you’ve got now is a lot of reality television, and people who are very famous for a short burst of time.”So it’s really hard to find those next stars in the radio industry.”We’ve looked at YouTubers, but they get tempted by huge amounts of money and go off on world tours. Zoe Ball and Sara Cox will return to the airwaves Current breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw YouTubers Dan and Phil meet a fan Reality TV show Love Island Tony Blackburn will return to his Radio 1 roots Zoe Ball and Sara Cox will return to the airwavesCredit:PA Old jingles, including one by ABBA, will be revivedlast_img read more

first_imgTempête en Amérique du Nord : 17.000 habitants privés d’électricitéAmérique du Nord – Une tempête exceptionnellement forte a balayé mardi soir le centre du Canada, privant des milliers de personnes d’électricité, après avoir semé la panique dans le nord des États-Unis. Plus de 17.000 habitants de la province canadienne de l’Ontario ont subi des coupures de courant, mardi dans la soirée (à 23H30 GMT), après le passage d’une tempête exceptionnelle pour la saison. Des vents à 100 km/h ont notamment touché Toronto, la plus grande ville du pays. Devant provoquer “d’importantes quantités de pluie et des vents forts” dans le nord de l’Ontario, selon Environnement Canada, la tempête se dirige vers la capitale Ottawa.Dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, elle avait frappé la région des grands lacs aux États-Unis, avec une intensité proche de celle d’un ouragan de catégorie 2 ou 3 (sur 5) sur l’échelle de Saffir-Simpson. À l’aéroport de Chicago, plus de 300 vols avaient été annulés, les autres décollages et atterrissages étant retardés de 30 minutes en moyenne. Sur le lac Supérieur et dans le Michigan, l’annonce de vagues de plusieurs mètres avait contraint les bateaux à se réfugier dans les ports.Le 27 octobre 2010 à 12:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgThe members of Turkish football team Malatyaspor have all donned anti-racism t-shirts in support of Mesut OzilThe Arsenal playmaker, who is of Turkish descent, had recently announced his retirement from international football and cited that he was primarily motivated by the racism he fell victim to by German football federation and president Reinhard Grindel.Ozil has been at the centre of criticism in Germany following his controversial photo with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in mid-May with teammate Ilkay Gundogan.Germany captain Manuel Neuer recently spoke out in support of his now-former teammate and revealed that the whole squad understood Ozil’s decision.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Now Malatyaspor, prior to Saturday’s 2-1 friendly win over second-division side Gazisehir Gaziantep, have shared on Instagram a photo of Ozil’s face with the phrases “We are all you” above the picture and “Say no to racism” below it.“Our players wanted to show they support Mesut Ozil,” read a message on the club’s Instagram page.FUTBOLCULARIMIZ SAHAYA MESUT ÖZIL’E DESTEK AMAÇLI PENYE ILE ÇIKTILAR HELAL OLSUN KAPLANLAR ?????? HERKES YORUMA MESUT ÖZIL’I ETIKETLESIN ARKADASLAR @m10_officialA post shared by Ben Malatyaspor’luyum (@ben_malatyasporluyum) on Aug 4, 2018 at 9:10am PDTlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 2, 2018 – Nassau – The Minnis Administration has committed to investing $25 million over the next five years to help develop micro small-medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in The Bahamas.  Funding for the project will amount to $5 million per year for the next five years and will be funded through the sale of Government-owned shares in Aliv and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert A. Minnis said the “ambitious initiative” – which has several objectives – will help to stimulate the economy while boosting growth and employment.  The Prime Minister said the initiative will also provide specific support for entrepreneurship and MSMEs development within marginalized groups, especially poorer communities and youth organizations. This will include organizations that participate in the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative.“We want to enhance business development MSMEs through innovative programmes, through joint ventures with the Government, the private sector and the University of The Bahamas to help provide training and capacity-building for new and existing entrepreneurs,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“If you have dreamed of opening a business or you are an aspiring entrepreneur, I encourage you to look into this initiative.”Prime Minister Minnis said his one of his Administration’s goals, is to foster a greater culture of entrepreneurship and innovation while providing support to existing entrepreneur curricula-based programmes such as Junior Achievement.The Government will also introduce financial literacy and entrepreneurship programmes at the primary, secondary and tertiary school levels (curricula).“Through this initiative, we intend to promote greater linkages between Bahamian MSMEs and the domestic and international segments of the economy,” Prime Minister Minnis said.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Related Items:last_img read more