American billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is reportedly set to buy stake in One97 Communications, the parent firm of Indian digital payments service provider Paytm. If it materializes, the investment, said to be worth about Rs 20-25 billion ($285.4-356.7 million), would be Buffett’s first direct investment in India.Berkshire Hathaway will pick up a 3-4 percent share in the Indian firm at a valuation of about $10 billion, the Economic Times reported, citing two persons familiar with the development.The deal is likely to take place in the coming days, the publication added. “Berkshire is in talks to pick up a 3-4% stake in the company and it is being done through a primary subscription of shares,” the publication quoted a source as saying.Paytm, founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in 2000, currently ranks among the top three consumer internet companies in India. It is already backed by leading global investors such as China’s Alibaba Group and Japan’s SoftBank group, besides SAIF Partners and MediaTek.“Berkshire Hathaway is impressed by the scale that Paytm has been able to build in a short period of time. They realize that technology companies go through a cycle of losses before they start generating cash,” ET quoted another person familiar with the proceedings of the deal as saying.The transaction is being led by Todd Combs, known as a key fund managers at Berkshire, and seen as a potential chief investment officer at the company, the report added.Berkshire Hathaway, which had consciously kept away from investing in technology companies until a few years back, now owns a huge share in Apple, which at $10 billion is the company’s largest holding.Buffett, known as the Oracle of Omaha, has expressed confidence in the Indian business scenario earlier, saying during a television interview last year that “the potential for India is incredible.” Describing India as an “enormous” market, Buffett said: “If you tell me a wonderful company in India that might be available for sale, I’ll be there tomorrow.”Paytm said last month that it touched $50 billion in annual gross transaction value (GTV). The Noida-based company has been diversifying its business by establishing its e-commerce platform that offers movie tickets, rail and air bookings and more. Paytm Mall earlier this year raised $445 million from Japan’s SoftBank and Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, increasing its valuation to $1.9 billion. Related Itemspaytmwarren buffett
What ‘missteps’? Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios has retired from his first-round match at Wimbledon after losing the first two sets.The 20th-seeded Australian was trailing Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-4 when he called for a trainer to work on his left hip. He then decided to stop the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKyrgios also retired with an injury from his first-round match at Queen’s, a Wimbledon warm-up tournament.Despite warm temperatures with sun peeking through the clouds, Kyrgios was wearing white tights under his shorts. MOST READ Madison Keys of the United States returns to Japan’s Nao Hibino during their Women’s Singles Match on the opening day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 3, 2017. (Photo by ALASTAIR GRANT / AP)LONDON — Madison Keys won her opening match on Monday at Wimbledon, beating Nao Hibino of Japan 6-4, 6-2.The 17th-seeded American reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 2015 and the fourth round last year.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Defending champion Andy Murray will be up first on Centre Court at about 1 p.m. (8 p.m. PHT) against Alexander Bublik.First up on No. 1 Court will be Venus Williams, a five-time champion who faces Elise Mertens.This is Williams’ first match since she was involved in a car accident in Florida on June. The American is being sued by the estate of a man who died about two weeks after the crash that police say Williams caused.Other major title winners on the Day 1 schedule include Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Petra Kvitova.Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge has offered praise to Wimbledon‘s ball boys and ball girls, saying their professionalism made a huge difference to the players.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games TNT import Smith still feels like a winner with birth of daughter Jayden The former Kate Middleton made her first visit to the tournament in her capacity as patron of the All England Club. The duchess told two ball girls and a boy that their work “makes the game happen.”After praising their dedication, she also added, “You look so smart.”Kate will take her place in the royal box to watch Andy Murray on Centre Court on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Dance on him! 💦#3x3WT pic.twitter.com/ZY13e8pSQW— FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) April 18, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Balanga, which made its name in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 as the 1Bataan Risers, faces Moscow in the other pool C assignment later in the day.Only the top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the knockout playoffs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aston Palicte set for junior bantamweight title bout vs Kazuto Ioka SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Balanga Chooks’ Alvin Pasaol and Travis Franklin. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines is off to a blistering start in the group stage of 2019 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar.Balanga Chooks, which qualified for the World Tour via the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Asia Pacific Super Quest, stunned world no. 3 Riga Ghetto Latvia, 19-17, in its first game Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT American guest player Travis Franklin carried the Balanga in the victory, scoring 14 of the team’s total output. Alvin Pasaol added four points, including a big 2-pointer that gave Balanga the lead for good, 17-16.#3x3WT Final Scores Watch Day 1 of #3x3WT Doha Masters LIVE!📺 https://t.co/G7cv5kgogn pic.twitter.com/X07eedi2IP— FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) April 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments
Indian tennis team were dealt a big blow as Leander Paes decided pull out of 2018 Asian Games just two days ahead of the start of the event. Paes decision threw captain and coach Zeeshan Ali plans haywire as he sprung into quick action.India have now finally figured out its doubles combinations less than 24 hours before the start of competition.The singles entries were already decided and so was the doubles pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan.The other doubles and mixed doubles combinations were finalised after an intense training session yesterday evening.The two events have always been crucial for India at the Games where the country collected five medals four years ago including a mixed doubles gold, a silver and bronze in the men’s doubles besides a women’s doubles bronze.Ramkumar Ramanathan, who will be playing singles alongside Prajnesh Gunneswaran, will form the second men’s doubles pairing with Sumit Nagal, who arrived only late last night.The captain was upset at having to choose between Ramanathan, Gunneswaran and Nagal as they are all singles specialists.Ali has already said that Paes’ absence will be a big loss and the women’s unit will have to fight for medals without Sania Mirza, who is expecting.The choice in the mixed doubles is rather interesting. Besides their singles duty, Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi will be playing mixed doubles with Bopanna and Sharan respectively.Doubles player Prarthana Thombare has been ignored for mixed doubles and will only play doubles with Raina, who will be playing three events.advertisementRutuja Bhonsale and Pranjala Yadlapalli will be the other women’s doubles duo.Ali reiterated that rankings were not considered before the doubles selection and the decision was based on the best team combination.”The decision has been taken after the practice session last evening and the following discussions with Rohan and Divij,” Ali told PTI.During the intense session, Bopanna teamed up with Thombare while Sharan and Raina were in the other half of the court.A little later, Raina joined Bopanna and Thandi partnered Sharan. Eventually, it stayed like that.The draw of all five events will be out later today. There are no team events this time and India have their task cut out if they are to emulate the performance of the Incheon Games.Top players like Japan’s Kei Nishikori (world rank 23), South Korea’s Hyeon Chung (25) and Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin (88) have opted out of the tournament, breaking the men’s singles draw wide open.India’s number one player Yuki Bhambri (97) is also not playing as he will be competing at the US Open. Uzbekistan veteran Denis Istomin, ranked 76th, will be the top seed. He had lost to Somdev Devvarman in the 2010 Games final.The field is much more competitive in the women’s singles with world number 32 Shuai Zhang of China as the top seed. Her Chinese compatriot Wang Qiang (53) is the defending champion and there are many other players who are ranked higher than India’s Raina (187) and Thandi (197).The field also has runner-up Luksika Kumkkhum (93) of Thailand, Wang Yafan (91) and Duan Yingying (109) of China, Sabina Sharipova (124) of Uzbekistan and Miyu Kato (169) of Japan.The competition begins tomorrow with first round matches scheduled for men’s singles, women’s singles and mixed doubles.(With PTI inputs)
Internazionale Back-to-back Inter defeats do not worry Spalletti Iain Strachan 02:00 12/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Internazionale Sassuolo v Internazionale Sassuolo Serie A A second loss in two games has seen the Milan side slip five points behind Serie A leaders Napoli, but their manager is not concerned Luciano Spalletti is convinced Inter are making progress despite watching his team suffer a second consecutive Serie A defeat on Saturday.The Nerazzurri had been unbeaten in the league in 2017-18 before losing 3-1 at home to Udinese last week.Rather than shrug off that result, they were undone by Diego Falcinelli’s goal to go down 1-0 at Sassuolo this weekend, allowing Napoli to extend their advantage at the top of the table to five points. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Spalletti, though, is adamant his team has no cause for concern as they approach the second half of the campaign. “I am even more convinced than ever that Inter know what they’re doing, because I saw the right performances in both these games,” he told Mediaset Premium.”There are moments when we’re not so consistent or lack a bit of smarts, such as conceding an avoidable goal on the counter-attack. “We should’ve done better in that situation and we didn’t make the most of our own scoring opportunities, which is why this defeat happened.”We had chances that went close to the upright or others where we weren’t sharp enough. “The team put in the performance, it was aggressive and constantly pushed Sassuolo back into their own penalty area. We could’ve done with a few more quality passes.”We paid a heavy price for mistakes in key moments.”I saw a reaction when we went behind and we put so many balls into the box.”Up next for Inter is a Coppa Italia tie against city rivals AC Milan on Wednesday, followed by the visit of Lazio to San Siro in Serie A.
Barcelona Vermaelen to face tests on new hamstring injury Joe Wright 08:03 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Real Betis v Barcelona Real Betis Thomas Vermaelen could be facing another spell out of action after picking up an injury against Real Betis. Barcelona have confirmed Thomas Vermaelen sustained a hamstring injury in the 5-0 win over Real Betis on Sunday.The centre-back pulled up in discomfort in the 38th minute at the Benito Villamarin after chasing down Sergio Leon near the halfway line.Vermaelen was replaced by Samuel Umtiti, who came on for his first La Liga appearance since December 2 after recovering from a hamstring problem of his own. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca later tweeted to say Vermaelen will undergo further tests on Monday to determine the severity of the problem.”Thomas Vermaelen suffered a hamstring injury in his left leg. On Monday he will have more tests to find out the exact extent of the injury,” they said.The former Arsenal defender has been involved in all of Barca’s last 13 matches after working his way back to full fitness.[INJURY NEWS] During #BetisBarça, Thomas Vermaelen suffered a hamstring injury in his left leg. On Monday he will have more tests to find out the exact extent of the injury #FCBlive pic.twitter.com/AfKLr53bfb— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 21, 2018He spent last season on loan at Roma but managed only nine Serie A appearances.
Posted on February 2, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Earlier this week, we posted on climate change and family planning on Global Mama. In addition to that, Mala Rao from the Indian Institute for Public Health gave a presentation at the Global Maternal Health Conference on “Climate change and its impact on women’s health in the developing world.” Whenever you’re looking for information on nearly any topic relating to maternal health, be sure to check out the Sessions page on the conference website. It contains over a hundred presentations given at the GMHC from leaders in the maternal health field.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion Editors’ Recommendations The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags This spring, don’t count out Timbuk2 or the brand’s sleek, functional and minimal bags that take you places without missing a beat. The new Timbuk2 line just might make the choice an easy one.Based in San Francisco, Timbuk2‘s crisply designed, functional bags are beloved by urban commuters and outdoor adventurers alike. It’s those roots in what the brand calls “bike messenger culture” that work so well for today’s guy on the go.Given that versatility, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t break one out for your commute — or the next time you travel this season. And hey, if you get tired of your bag (not that you will), Timbuk2 offers a handy bag recycling program.For those interested in a serious bag upgrade, it starts with Senior Design Director Andrea Chynoweth and her team. With stints at companies like Levi’s and Vivienne Westwood, Chynoweth has a diverse background that lends itself to a design approach centered around usable, essential & smart-looking bags. These bags look as sleek with your favorite Oxford as they do with a slick leather jacket, weekend or weekday.From the new spring line, the Robin Pack is one such example. Made from coated nylon, it’s a weatherproof roll-top with reflectivity built in. Hidden expansion panels even increase storage space when you need it — and you very well might, as it can haul all the gear you need this season. Grab the eye-catching Flame colorway and turn heads on your next commute. The bag’s helpful features and great looks make the line effective for hauling your everyday carry — whether that includes a stylish leather watch or significantly heftier gear.The Limited Edition Heritage Collection, on the other hand, is likely more futuristic than any other bag in your rotation, guaranteed. The machine-welded Hyper Modern CMB uses no sewn seams and a sharp, sleek coated nylon body. Magnetic closures and a wipeable interior add another layer of functionality — act fast though, as only 250 are around for the taking.The Void Pack is yet another entry in the Heritage Collection that’s much more forward-thinking than the collection’s name would imply, what with weatherproof capability and that similarly futuristic exterior. With an internal laptop slip and a ventilated back panel, there’s plenty of comfort and functionality incorporated here — just like the rest of the Timbuk2 line.Whether you pair these bags with an anorak and stretch chinos for a morning bike ride, or grab one as you layer up in rugged winter style, you’re definitely set for the ride ahead.
2011 CANADA GAMES–Natural Gas from Nova Scotia Offshore to Light Games Cauldron Companies representing Nova Scotia’s energy sector are fuelling the Halifax 2011 Canada Games — literally. Nova Scotia Power, Heritage Gas, Encana Corporation, Wilson’s and Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline are each contributing up to $50,000 to the Games, which start in less than eight days. “Be it time, money, or natural gas, the wide range of generous contributions coming from our energy sector sponsors will help make the Games a success,” said John Rogers, chair of the marketing and sponsorship division. Heritage Gas, the natural gas distribution company in Nova Scotia, has contributed $25,000 and is supplying natural gas to fuel the Games cauldron, located at the new Canada Games Centre. Seven of the 11 Canada Games venues in the Halifax Regional Municipality are using natural gas, a cleaner energy solution in terms of emissions. The cauldron fuel originates from Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline’s system, from the Nova Scotia offshore. Maritimes and Northeast, runs the pipeline which delivers natural gas from Goldboro to consumers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and New England. Nova Scotia Power is providing office space for Games staff in Scotia Square, which supports the company’s focus on wellness and community. Encana has provided support for infrastructure, such as the Canada Games Oval. It has also donated its corporate tickets to the local community. Encana is building Deep Panuke, Nova Scotia’s second offshore natural gas project, slated to begin producing this year. Wilson’s $50,000 sponsorship includes propane for the oval and gas for Games vehicles near Ski Martock and Ski Wentworth. The 2011 Canada Games has raised $8.1 million from corporate sponsors. For more information, visit canadagames2011.ca . The Halifax 2011 Canada Games will be the largest multi-sport event held in Nova Scotia and the city’s first Canada Winter Games. From Feb. 11 to 27, more than 2,700 athletes will compete in more than 20 sports, attracting thousands of visitors, VIPs, officials and media.
QUEBEC — The Quebec government is telling members of the legislature they cannot use their discretionary budgets to support events that promote federalism or sovereignty.Premier Francois Legault said today it should be up to the federal government rather than the province to support events that promote Canada.It is still unclear what kind of events will become ineligible for financial aid. Legault said legislature members could still fund Canada Day celebrations in their communities.Legislature members have discretionary budgets they can use to financially support local and volunteer-led activities and initiatives.Junior Education Minister Isabelle Charest is in charge of the program and says the premier wanted to clarify the rules in order to ensure taxpayer dollars are used in a neutral way.She says Fete nationale celebrations would not be affected by the new rules because the June 24 event, also known as St-Jean-Baptiste Day, promotes Quebec and not sovereignty.Legault said, “what we don’t want to get into is promotion of federalism or sovereignty of Quebec. We don’t want to get into this fight.”He said he is asking legislature members to use their judgment in deciding whether an event is promoting federalism of sovereignty. The Canadian Press
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced the winners of the 43rd annual Gracie Awards to take place May 22 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.The event will recognize such esteemed honorees as Ashley Judd, Billie Jean King, Claire Danes, Elizabeth Marvel, Hoda Kotb, Issa Rae, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Katie Couric, Megan Mullally, Pam Oliver, Reese Witherspoon, and Shirley Strawberry, along with some of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media. Local and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 27 at Cipriani in New York City.“In a historic and momentous year for women, on and off the camera and in front of and behind the microphone, the Gracie Awards arrive at an important time to celebrate the storytellers who are changing the narrative and pushing boundaries in the quest toward diversity and equality,” said AWMF Chair Christine Travaglini, President, Katz Radio Group. “And as we enter our 43rd year, we at AWM, through the Gracies, are incredibly proud help usher in a new era by honoring and celebrating outstanding talent and content for, by and about women.”In the third consecutive year as Executive Producer, Vicangelo Bulluck will spotlight these prolific women in the industry who continue to inspire and support others, break down barriers, and lead by example in creating opportunity for future generations.TELEVISION – GALA HONOREESABC News- Ashley Judd Speaks Interview SpecialABC NewsA Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks USA Gymnastics Investigative FeatureNBC NewsGRAND AWARD: Big Little Lies Limited SeriesHBOClaire Danes (Homeland) Actress in a Leading Role – DramaShowtime Networks, Inc.Divided (60 Minutes) Interview FeatureCBS NewsElizabeth Marvel (Homeland) Actress in a Supporting Role – DramaShowtime Networks, Inc.Elizabeth Smart (Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography) Producer – Non-FictionA&E NetworkFelicia D. 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Rabat – The 200-kilometer-long high speed train will link Casablanca and Tangier in two hours and 10 minutes instead of the normal five-hour train ride.The LGV departed from Tangier on its way to Rabat with King Mohammed VI and Macron taking the first ride.The flagship train, which represents strong bilateral ties between Morocco and France, is being driven by a Moroccan rail engineer, who was trained among others in France, according to Jeune Afrique. During testing, the train reached a speed record of 357 kilometers per hour in May.Morocco’s “Al Boraq” high speed service will average 320 kilometers per hour between Tangier and Kenitra, a city north of Rabat, and will drop its speed to 160 kilometers per hour from Kenitra to Casablanca, the pan-African magazine added.Read Also: Macron Arrives in Morocco to Inaugurate LGV with King Mohammed VIThe Moroccan government allocated MAD 5.8 billion to the rail’s construction. The Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development contributed MAD 1 billion.The French government offered loans of 51 percent of the €2 billion overall cost.The French government financed the project via several loans, including an initial investment by the French Development Agency (AFD) of €220 million.Morocco later received a loan of €80 million from AFD to fund the last segment of the Tangier-Casablanca high -speed train project in October 2017.According to Jeune Afrique, Morocco’s railway operator (ONCF) also received funds from several Gulf countries, including a €144 million loan from the Saudi Fund for Development and a €100 million loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development has also loaned the project €86 million, and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development loaned €70 million.A number of French companies also contributed in the construction of the project, including SNCF, which managed the project, and the Egis Group which took over the civil engineering.Systra, a subsidiary of SNCF, built the rails while Alstom built 12 trains.ONCF will announce the LGV ticket prices on Friday, November 16.The train was originally scheduled to be finished in 2015 but was later postponed to 2017. After a series of delays, however, the project was completed and launched today from Tangier.The project will increase its passenger capacity from 3 million per year to more than 60 million starting in the third year. In the operational phase, Morocco’s LGV is expected to generate 1,500 direct and 800 indirect jobs.According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the partnership led to the creation of the Railway Training Institute (IFF) in Rabat for railway workers from Morocco, France, and other countries in the region, as well as a joint venture between ONCF and France’s SNCF to maintain high-speed trains, while allowing ONCF to gradually gain skills in this area.
SUNDERLAND, England — With Britain’s departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying.Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage are setting out on a two-week “Leave Means Leave” march between northern England and London, accusing politicians of “betraying the will of the people.”It’s due to end at Parliament on March 29, the day the U.K. was supposed to leave.Protesters plan to set out Saturday from Sunderland, which is 270 miles (434 kilometres) north of London that voted by 61-39 per cent in 2016 to leave the EU.Almost three years later, U.K. lawmakers remain deadlocked over the government’s Brexit deal. Parliament voted this week to seek to delay Britain’s departure until at least June 30.Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone and his body was found in his car which had crashed into a wall.According to police reports in 2012, the rugby player was driving home after attending a party when he lost control of the car and crashed into a wall on Park Road. The case was filed over body parts which went missing after the initial post-mortem was conducted by Samarasekera on Thajudeen’s remains soon after his death. Some body parts of murdered rugger player Wasim Thajudeen had been sent to the SAITM medical college in Malabe by the former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Ananda Samarasekara.This was revealed in court today by the Criminal Investigations Department when the case into the murder was heard. The police claimed that the car had exploded instantly and burnt the victim.However suspicions later arose over the manner in which he died and it was believed that he was murdered. (Colombo Gazette) Earlier the Attorney General (AG) had filed a case against the former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of Colombo over the Wasim Thajudeen murder case.
A new research study by Brock University nursing students is looking for French-speaking students to volunteer their time.The Health Canada-backed REVIVRE research study will involve the students volunteering at a long-term healthcare facility in the city of Welland, which has a large French-speaking population.The students will be spending time with residents of Foyer Richelieu participating in recreational activities such as playing cards, bowling, knitting or making puzzles.The goals for the students is to increase their knowledge on the importance of health professionals in minority language communities, and to potentially increase their motivation to pursue a health career working with these types of communities.For the residents, the goal is to improve their quality of life and increase their social engagement through French-speaking healthcare volunteers.Ultimately, the long-term goal of the study is for adults in long-term care facilities and other Canadians in official minority language communities to have increased access to health professionals in their languages.For more information, or to take part, contact Stephanie Blais, Research Assistant, 905-688-5550 x1552 or email@example.com.
The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) has completed a campaign to raise awareness about public transit in Niagara and the difficulties students face when it comes to getting to and from campus.BUSU has invited Niagara Region councillors, including Regional Chair Alan Caslin, to spend 30 minutes riding several local bus routes that serve Brock University’s students Thursday.The councillors will also be presented with the results of the campaign, including a transit survey completed by more than 3,000 Brock students that shows the important role transit plays in their daily lives.“The purpose of the survey was to get the full student perspective on transit and how it impacts the community,” said Antonio Sergi, BUSU Vice-President, External Affairs. “Our mandate as a student union is to represent the opinions of students on things that impact them and to address any challenges they face. We’ve had a good relationship with transit providers in the area, however a seamless system seems to be the preference of the students.”The transit campaign focused on three specific areas: The safety of everyone who uses public transit; the opportunity for students to provide feedback on their experiences; and awareness of the progress already made in improving transit routes as well as the relationship between Brock, BUSU and the local transit providers.The results of the campaign will be presented at noon at BUSU’s Skybar Lounge, followed by a ride along that will take councillors on three local bus routes: No. 16 Glenridge; No. 23 West Brock Commuter; and No. 31 Winterberry.For more information on the campaign or to access the survey, visit BUSU’s Ride With Me website.
Just over 12 months ago at Mining Indaba 2014 and following a number of high profile fundraisings for private equity funds by key industry figures, private equity was heralded as a potential saviour of the mining industry. Bloomberg reported that$8bn had been raised by private equity funds for investment in mining projects. Despite this, and perhaps in part due to continuing falls in commodity prices, 2014 has been another difficult year for the industry.In its Private equity in mining: Calendar year 2014 report Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) looks at 50 private equity investments reported in 2014. These investments saw over $2 billion of equity invested in mining companies by 30 private equity funds. “This activity should only be the beginning, as private equity investment in the mining industry builds momentum. Assuming funds seek to deploy their capital over a two to three year investment horizon, there remains at least a further $6 billion to be invested in the next 18 months to two years.”As these funds seek to deploy their capital BLP says “we can expect further, more significant, private equity investment in the mining industry in the next 12 months.
May’s 3x rejected ‘blind Brexit’ was v. different to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. WAB was a result of x-party talks & contained 10 concessions, incl. on workers’ rights, customs & even a vote on 2nd ref.A travesty it was never tabled. The govt shld publish it. #MPsForADeal pic.twitter.com/gqdhn4vkPL— Stephen Kinnock (@SKinnock) September 4, 2019 By Sinead O’Carroll Boris Johnson in the House of Commons yesterday Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images 62 Comments 25,867 Views #WhiteSmoke…Govt commits to allowing #BennBill to complete all stages in course of Thurs & Friday – with the bill then going back to the Commons for any further consideration on Monday@LadyBasildon confirms that fresh business motion in her name will appear on Thurs am— LabourLordsUK (@LabourLordsUK) September 5, 2019 Source: Lisa Nandy/Twitter Share10 Tweet Email Short URL Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Boris Johnson in the House of Commons yesterday Source: Stephen Kinnock/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/4796263 Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 8:42 AM 03.09.19 The cunning Mr Cummings: Who is the ‘Vote Leave’ chief in No 10? Source: LabourLordsUK/Twitter Tonight we passed the @SKinnock amendment so the purpose of an extension is now to seek a deal based on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill that emerged from cross party talks but wasn’t put to a vote. It is a chance to compromise and move forwards. I’m glad to have played a part in it— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) September 4, 2019 And, in a day of unusual twists, probably the most bizarre was the resurgence of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement. Labour MP Stephen Kinnock put down an amendment which would see the Withdrawal Agreement Bill debated by the House of Commons. The deal, while based on May’s, was altered following cross-party talks but was never published or voted on. Kinnock wanted to change that, and because of a rare event in the Commons, it will happen. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Once the bill comes back to the House of Commons, MPs will vote on it one final time before it goes to the queen for royal assent. And that’s where things get interesting again. Johnson’s bid to call a 15 October general election failed yesterday because his motion didn’t receive two-thirds support in parliament, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he will back such a proposal once the Benn Bill passes into law and a ban on a no-deal Brexit is on the statute books. A spokesperson for the prime minister said this morning that Johnson would speak to the public again today and is expected to argue for another election. “It is clear the only action is to go back to the people and give them the opportunity to decide what they want: Boris to go to Brussels and get a deal, or leave without one on October 31 or Jeremy Corbyn arriving in Brussels with his surrender bill begging for more delay, more dither and accepting whatever terms Brussels imposes over our nation,” Number 10 told The Guardian. Johnson may table another motion looking for a two-thirds majority after the Benn Bill becomes law but he also has other options. Albeit all with their own dangers. The government could try to get around the Fixed-Term Parliament Act (which is the law that requires the two-thirds majority) by introducing some legislation to supersede it. However, if it does this, the opposition could add amendments, frustrate the process, or simply vote it down if they are joined by more Tory rebels. Johnson could also call a vote of no confidence in his own government. This would be extreme but potentially useful, and less extreme than the path which would see him resign to bring down the government, forcing the country to the polls.Even if a general election is called, work on what Brexit will look like will still be required in the coming weeks. However, the Financial Times reports that in a note to EU27 diplomats, chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier wrote that the discussions with the UK were in a “state of paralysis”. Related Read YESTERDAY WAS AN extraordinary day in British politics. After Boris Johnson’s first – and memorable – appearance for Prime Minister Questions, the opposition and so-called Tory rebels took control of the parliamentary agenda to ensure laws aiming to avoid a no-deal Brexit are passed. They managed to get the Benn Bill (so named for Hilary Benn, the man who proposed it) debated, voted on and passed through the House of Commons. The bill would force the UK government to ask for a three-month extension from the EU if there is no deal by 19 October, which is two days after the next EU summit. That draft piece of legislation then went to the House of Lords where Boris Johnson’s supporters began a filibustering process – putting down numerous amendments – to delay the passing of the bill.However, at about 1.30am, a commitment was given to return the bill to the House of Commons by 5pm tomorrow. (Richard Newby, the Liberal Democrats leader in the House of Lords said he was “very pleased he would not be needing his duvet”, while Tory Nicholas True mentioned that he had his toothbrush with him after they voted on the business motion to move more swiftly.) According to Sky News, the MPs who usually count votes in parliament didn’t turn up to count the votes against the amendment. Therefore, it passed by default. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister faces another legal challenge to this prorogation of parliament for five weeks. Former Tory party leader John Major has added his name to that action, initially brought by legal campaigner Gina Miller. It will be heard in the High Court later this morning in London. Yesterday, a Scottish court ruled there was nothing illegal about the decision to shut parliament from next week until 14 October. Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then? There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Sep 5th 2019, 8:42 AM
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Regroup a nonprofit organization in Soldotna is sponsoring an electronic recycling event tomorrow, May 5. Regroup has collaborated with Total Reclaim outside of Anchorage, Cook Inlet Keeper from Homer, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough to sponsor this event. Krista Timlin with Regroup: “There are a lot of elements in electronics that can be reused, and there are also toxic elements like mercury and lead that you don’t want leaching into the environment. Some people do put those into the landfill which it’s not good to be putting toxins in there, and it’s really a shame to lose the gold and the copper and other things that can be reused.” From 10am-3pm at the Central Peninsula landfill you can drop off your unused computers, tvs, cell phones, and other electronics to be recycled. There is a suggested donation of $15 for monitors and tvs, but all items will be accepted regardless of your ability to pay. Items that are not accepted are VHS tapes, cds, exit signs, and smoke detectors.
Enlarge ImageWorld-renowned smug guy and Twitter enthusiast Elon Musk has two weeks to come to an agreement with the SEC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The saga of Elon Musk versus the Securities and Exchange Commission has been going on for what seems like years. Now thanks to a federal judge, an end might be in sight.Tesla’s CEO made an appearance in a Manhattan court on Thursday, Automotive News reports, to answer the SEC’s allegations of contempt. During the hearing, US District Judge Alison Nathan essentially told both Musk and the SEC to quit being children and figure their [expletive deleted] out.Judge Nathan gave the two parties two weeks to come to an agreement, and if they are unable to do so, she will rule on whether or not Musk violated the terms of his deal with the SEC over fraud stemming from his “Funding secured” antics on Twitter.”I have great respect for Judge Nathan, and I’m pleased with her decision today,” Musk said in a statement to Roadshow. “The tweet in question was true, immaterial to shareholders, and in no way a violation of my agreement with the SEC. We have always felt that we should be able to work through any disagreements directly with the SEC, rather than prematurely rushing to court. Today, that is exactly what Judge Nathan instructed.”The conditions of Musk’s settlement included his stepping down as the chairman of Tesla’s board and upwards of $40 million in fines split between the company and Musk. The agreement also mandated that he be given a “Twitter sitter” to screen his tweets before sending them live.That mostly hasn’t happened, which is why the SEC asked the court to hold Musk in contempt, which brings us to today’s decision. If that strikes you as anticlimactic, you’re not the only one. We’ll have to see how things shake out in two weeks. Comment 1 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voice Tesla Elon Musk Tesla 23 Photos Car Industry Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Every Elon Musk project right now More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous