Punjab CM dials Raje over assault on Sikhs in Ajmer

first_imgAfter the video of four Sikh men being abused and thrashed at a village in Ajmer district of Rajasthan went viral on social media, Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Friday spoke to his Rajasthan counterpart Vasundhara Raje Scindia, seeking her personal intervention in ensuring a thorough probe into the incident of alleged mob violence. In a statement released here, describing the reported incident as unfortunate, Capt. Singh said the Rajasthan government needed to fix culpability and ensure that the culprits are duly punished. Capt. Singh urged the Rajasthan Chief Minister to take stringent action against the constable who is said to have instigated the crowd, if found guilty. He also sought immediate steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents. Video goes viral Notably, a video of four Sikh men being abused and thrashed at a village in Ajmer district of Rajasthan went viral on social media on Thursday. The incident took place in Chainpura village near Nasirabad on April 24, when the Sewadars of a gurdwara in Alwar district, led by Nirmal Singh Bakhar, visited the area seeking donations.Police caught unawaresCapt. Singh expressed shock at the fact that the incident did not come to the notice of the local police till the video surfaced on the social media.Capt. Singh said that even though the Rajasthan State Minorities Commission had reportedly taken cognisance of this video and sought a report on action taken by the Ajmer police, a strong signal need to be sent to the perpetrators of the violence by the political dispensation of the State.last_img read more

Inexperience may cost Jamie Vardy Euro 2016 starting spot, says Arsene Wenger

first_imgLeicester City striker Jamie Vardy’s lack of experience at major international tournaments means he will not be an automatic starter for England at Euro 2016, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said. (Jamie Vardy’s exit will be catastrophic for Leicester, says Taggart)The 29-year-old forward, who has scored three goals in eight internationals, was the joint second-highest scorer in the Premier League during Leicester’s title-winning season and was the Football Writers’ Association player of the year.Arsenal, runners-up last season, are trying to sign Vardy, triggering a release clause in his contract with a bid of about 20 million pounds ($29.1 million), British media reported. (Focus on England, not transfers, Roy Hodgson tells players)”I don’t think that he will be a starter. I don’t say this because he does not have the quality, but because he doesn’t have enough experience at that level to say the whole tournament will depend on Vardy,” Wenger told beIN Sports.Vardy is preparing for Euro 2016 in France, which starts on Friday, at England’s training base in Chantilly. Roy Hodgson’s side open their Group B campaign against Russia on Saturday before facing Wales and Slovakia.Vardy, who became the first man to score in 11 successive Premier League matches last season, joined Leicester for 1 million pounds from non-league Fleetwood Town in 2012.last_img read more

Kei Nishikori targets big tournaments after successful 2016

first_imgKei Nishikori has set his sights on making a grand slam breakthrough in 2017 after the Japanese world number five concluded a successful season in which he claimed one ATP Tour title, an Olympic medal and recorded a career-high 58 wins. (Latest Tennis stories)”A year that I won most matches does carry some significance but what is important is how much I can win at big tournaments,” the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up was quoted as saying by Kyodo news agency.”Result-wise this has been my best year. I’ve played well against the top-10 players and have been winning against the likes of (Rafa) Nadal and (Andy) Murray, who I couldn’t beat before.”I’m making fewer mistakes as I get older. I hope to keep building, bit-by-bit.”Nishikori started the campaign by reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and followed that up by winning his only title of the year at the Memphis Open.His form faltered slightly with fourth round defeats at the French Open and Wimbledon, before he rediscovered his touch to win bronze at the Rio Olympics and reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open, losing to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka.Nishikori was also a losing finalist at the Miami Open in April and Rogers Cup in July before his season ended with a defeat to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Saturday.The 26-year-old remains hopeful he can climb up to number three in the world rankings, one better than his career-high.advertisement”I’m confident I have the ability to challenge for world number three and four,” he added.”I need to be more cautious while determining which points in the match I have to focus and how I can win break points in a more assured manner.”last_img read more

Goal’s MLS Most Improved XI

first_imgMLS Chicago Fire trio headlines Goal’s MLS Most Improved XI Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 06:04 11/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Matt Polster Chicago Fire MLS Aaron Doster MLS Chicago Fire Seattle Sounders Columbus Crew Colorado Rapids David Accam, Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent made major improvements in 2017, playing key roles in the Chicago Fire’s dramatic turnaround The 2017 Major League Soccer season saw plenty of attention paid to impressive newcomers, but the league’s continued growth also depends on established players taking steps forward as players, with their improvements helping teams throughout the league.It isn’t a coincidence that 10 of the 11 players on Goal’s list of the most improved players in MLS were members of playoff teams. The Chicago Fire enjoyed the biggest turnaround in the league, and while new arrivals Nemanja Nikolic, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Dax McCarty deserve a lot of credit for the Fire’s improvement, 2016 holdovers David Accam, Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent all enjoyed much improved seasons to emerge as some of the league’s best at their respective positions.For some, like Cristian Roldan, the 2017 season was about taking the step toward being one of the very best players in the league. There was no denying that Roldan made the jump this season as he stepped in throughout Osvaldo Alonso’s injury absence to become a real leader for the defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders. 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 The criteria for the MLS Most Improved XI was focused on players who were starters in MLS at some point prior to 2017, which leaves out some breakout talents like Tyler Adams, Aaron Long and Zack Steffen, but leaves plenty of worthy candidates who enjoyed major improvement this season.Here is Goal’s MLS Most Improved XI: TIM MELIA, Sporting Kansas CityTim Melia Sporting Kansas CityMelia had already established himself as a solid starter in 2016, but the Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper took his game to a new level in 2017, earning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year honors in the process. He played a big part in Sporting KC boasting the best defensive record in the league.Alex Bono took a major step forward in 2017. Last year he wound up spending half the season as the Toronto FC starter, but this year he took charge in the third match of the season and never let it go on his way to an outstanding first full campaign as a starter.MATT POLSTER, Chicago FireMatt Polster MLS Chicago Fire 06042017After spending the majority of his first two seasons in Chicago as a defensive midfielder, Polster made a successful transition into a right back role in 2017 and flourished in the position. The Fire defender was arguably one of the best fullbacks in MLS this season, giving the club an excellent passer and tactically astute presence on the right flank.Graham Zusi is another midfielder who made the switch to right back, and he immediately became a dangerous threat attacking from the backline.IKE OPARA, Sporting Kansas CityIke Opara Sporting Kansas CityAfter a good season in 2016, Opara succeeded in staying healthy in 2017 and took his game to an elite evel, earning MLS Defender of the Year honors in the process. The 28-year-old defender was dominant in leading Sporting KC’s stingy defense, while also contributing three goals.Justen Glad took a major step forward in 2017, with his second year as an RSL starter showing the U.S. Under-20 defender really rounding out his game.JOSH WILLIAMS, Columbus CrewJosh Williams MLS Columbus Crew 10222017Though he wouldn’t become a regular starter until mid-season, Williams was a key factor in helping the Crew defense settle into a groove and finish the 2017 season playing much better than it was in the first half of the season. Having spent two seasons away from Columbus after beginning his pro career with the Crew, Williams became a real leader in the back, while also scoring three goals.Justin Morrow was already one of the best left-sided defenders in MLS before 2017, but this season he took his game to a Defender of the Year-caliber level operating mostly as a wingback in TFC’s system. BRANDON VINCENT, Chicago FireBrandon Vincent Chicago FireAfter struggling mightily as a rookie in 2016, Vincent rebounded in 2017 and showed Fire fans why Chicago traded for his services. The 23-year-old polished the defensive side of his game, while also boosting his offensive productivity, delivering two goals and four assists.Joevin Jones was a close second to Vincent in this spot, as the Sounders fullback led all MLS defenders in assist in a year that he helped parlay into a free transfer to German side Darmstad this winter. CRISTIAN ROLDAN, Seattle SoundersCristian Roldan Seattle SoundersIn many ways, 2016 was Roldan’s breakout season, but he managed to top that by going from a very good young midfielder to one of the league’s very best in 2017. He finished the season with six goals and three assists, but a closer look at his stats show just how dominant he was. Roldan finished sixth in the league in completed passes (1740), while leading MLS in tackles won (98) and duels won (282). He also delivered 110 more recoveries this year than in 2016 and boosted his chances created from 17 to 42.Real Salt Lake’s Luke Mulholland was a very important veteran leader on a young RSL squad that showed considerable improvement this season.DAVID ACCAM, Chicago FireDavid Accam MLS Chicago Fire 06042017It was no secret that Accam was angling for a new contract, and his play showed a player highly motivated to earn a new deal. The Ghanaian midfielder finished with 14 goals and eight assists, both new highs for him since joining the Fire three seasons ago.FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta matured as a player in 2017, establishing himself as a regular on the U.S. national team and showing a much more well-rounded game this year.MARKY DELGADO, Toronto FCMarky Delgado Toronto FC MLS 073116.jpgAs easy as it is to be overshadowed by all the stars in Toronto FC’s lineup, Delgado still managed to impress with his most complete season to date. The 22-year-old finished the season with career highs in goals and assists, establishing himself as a difference-maker in a stacked TFC midfield.Jack Harrison took a step forward with NYCFC in 2017, following up a standout rookie season with a sophomore campaign that saw him become more of a goal-scoring threat.ERICK TORRES, Houston DynamoErick Torres Cubo Houston DynamoAfter two years without a single goal, Torres flourished under Wilmer Cabrera in 2017, helping play a key role in the Dynamo’s rapid rise from also-ran to title contender. Torres delivered 14 goals and three assists as Houston’s lead striker, enjoying a run of form that also helped him earn a call-up to the Mexican national team.Colorado’s Dominique Badji provided one of the few bright spots in a forgettable season for the Rapids, notching nine goals.C.J. SAPONG, Philadelphia UnionCJ Sapong MLS Philadelphia Union 05062017The veteran striker enjoyed an outstanding 2017, delivering a career high and new Union team record for goals in a season with 16, a total good for ninth in MLS, and the most by any American in the league. Sapong’s play was made even more impressive by the fact it came during an otherwise disappointing season by the Union, and his play helped earn him a return to the U.S. national team.Houston’s Mauro Manotas was overshadowed a bit in 2017 by Erick Torres’ outstanding season, but he also put together a strong campaign as well, delivering 10 goals and five assists.WILL BRUIN, Seattle SoundersWill Bruin MLS Seattle Sounders 06042017A change of scenery was what Bruin needed to re-establish himself as a double-digit goal scorer, and the switch from Houston to Seattle was just what the 28-year-old needed. Bruin finished 2017 with 11 goals, helping the Sounders cope with the injury absence of Jordan Morris, and helping the Sounders make a push toward another MLS Cup title.Luis Solignac went from bit-part player to full-time contributor for the resurgent Fire, netting seven goals and four assists in what could be counted as a breakout campaign. GOAL’S MLS MOST IMPROVED XIGFX Goal MLS Most Improved Xlast_img read more

We did not feel the need to rest: Umesh on Kohli’s decision to enforce follow-on vs SA in Pune Test

first_imgWe did not feel the need to rest: Umesh on Kohli’s decision to enforce follow-on vs SA in Pune TestUmesh Yadav, who made a superb comeback in the team in Pune, insists there is healthy competition among the fast bowlers in the Indian Test squad.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk PuneOctober 14, 2019UPDATED: October 14, 2019 11:07 IST Umesh Yadav played his first Test in nearly a year for India (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSUmesh Yadav returned match figures of 6 for 59 in the Pune Test vs South AfricaUmesh was playing his first Test for India since the match vs Australia in Perth in Dec. last yearUmesh has only featured in 6 of India’s last 19 Test matches due to the competition among pacers in the squadIndia fast bowler Umesh Yadav once again reminded the selectors and team management of his capabilities with the red ball with his outstanding performance in the second Test against South Africa.Umesh, who was brought into the Test squad as a replacement for the injured Jasprit Bumrah for this series, bagged 6 wickets in the match – 3 in each innings – as India crushed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the Pune Test to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Sunday.Umesh, who was playing his first Test since the match against Australia in Perth in December last year, has only featured in 6 of India’s last 19 matches due to the competition he is facing from teammates Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who are the first-choice speedsters for India in the longest format.But Umesh insists that the competition among the pacers is healthy and that everyone will gets equal chances to perform.Another one gone! @y_umesh picks up his 3rd wicket. De Bruyn departs.Live – https://t.co/IMXND6rdxV #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/72maBVaLbDBCCI (@BCCI) October 12, 2019″This is part and parcel [of the game], it will keep happening as long as I play cricket. These situations will keep coming, and I know I have to be ready when I get my chance. For that, it’s important to stay positive, keep playing the game, and stay focused,” Umesh said after the Pune Test.Umesh says that he makes sure to play domestic cricket whenever he is not picked for India to keep himself fit and ready for selection in the national team.advertisement”I always make sure I keep getting match practice, whether it’s Ranji Trophy or India A or anything else. These are the things that give me positivity, and my focus remains sharp because the more matches you play, the more match practice you have, which is very important, because as much as you may bowl in the nets, it’s different when you play matches and know how you’re supposed to bowl, what planning you need to do.”These things (selection) aren’t in my hands. I can’t say, ‘no, I need to play every Test match’. All the bowlers are good, all of them are doing well, and there’s healthy competition. Whoever does well will keep playing. At some stage, each of us will get chances, and when that happens, I need to be ready, positive, and focused,” Umesh said.Umesh Yadav also spoke about India’s decision to enforce the follow-on against the Proteas on Day 4 and revealed that all the bowlers were fresh and raring to have a go at the opposition again, despite having bowled 105.4 overs in South Africa’s first innings.”All bowlers said that we are ready if follow-on is enforced as we didn’t feel the need to rest. The intent was to win, and not, ‘let’s bat a bit and stretch the game’,” Umesh said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Umesh YadavFollow India vs South Africa 2nd TestFollow Pune Testlast_img read more

HMM Toils to Cut Charter Rates to Avoid Going Bust

first_imgzoom Struggling South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will have to ensure lower charter rates with ship owners so as to avoid bankruptcy.The company has been in talks with ship owners since February on lowering the freight rates. According to HMM’s spokesperson, cited by the Korea Herald, the negotiations are expected to complete by the end of April.Details on the amount of cuts and potential number of concerned ship owners were not revealed.An agreement on the matter would pave the way for a support from the company’s creditors who earlier this month refused to back the company’s proposal to delay debt payment. Fortunately, Korea Development Bank’s (KDB) came to the company’s rescue giving it a three-month maturity extension on its loans starting March 29th.Earlier this week, cash-strapped Hyundai Merchant Marine announced its decision to sell its stake in the Busan-based Hyundai Pusan New-Port Terminal Co. in an attempt to return to liquidity,Under the plan, HMM, which owns 50 percent plus one share in the port terminal, would sell 40 percent plus one share to the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) for a price of some USD 85.7 million.Furthermore, the shipping company has launched a self-rescue plan through which it filed for co-management with its creditors. HMM added that if the creditors decide in favor of the company, HMM’s maturing debts would be rolled over and part of them would be rescheduled.HMM, which has loans of KRW 382 billion (USD 334 million) maturing in 2016 and KRW 606bn (USD 530m) in 2017, is on the course to report five consecutive years of operating losses.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Le gouvernement célèbre les bénévoles

first_imgDes bénévoles de partout dans la province ont été honorés, aujourd’hui, 4 avril, lors de la 42e cérémonie annuelle de remise des Prix provinciaux du bénévolat. Le lieutenant-gouverneur J. J. Grant, le premier ministre Stephen McNeil, et la ministre des Services communautaires Joanne Bernard ont célébré 65 familles, jeunes et groupes communautaires bénévoles mis en candidature par leurs municipalités respectives pour leur contribution altruiste. Parmi les personnes honorées, il y a les lauréats du prix Famille bénévole par excellence Nancy et Bernie Schultz, de Dartmouth, qui ont cofondé la Last House on the Block Society en 2012. Cet organisme à but non lucratif tend la main aux personnes qui ont connu la dépendance, la violence ou le sans-abrisme. Sa principale activité de collecte de fonds, « Santa Under the Bridge » consiste à offrir des centaines de sacs de Noël contenant des foulards tricotés à la main aux gens dans leur collectivité. Les foulards sont de trois couleurs, chacune représentant les gens qu’ils essaient d’aider. « Comme une petite balle de laine dont la plupart des gens se débarrasseraient, les sans-abris et les personnes qui en sont aux premières étapes de leur cheminement pour guérir d’un problème d’alcoolisme, de dépendance ou de santé mentale se sentent souvent abandonnées, comme si la société s’était débarrassée d’elles, a déclaré Mme Schultz. Mais en travaillant ensemble, nous pouvons accomplir quelque chose de magnifique. Nos hivers sont tellement sombres et froids. Si nous pouvons donner à quelqu’un un petit peu d’espoir pendant cette période, nous avons accompli notre but. » « Le bénévolat fait partie de ce qui nous définit comme Canadiens et la raison pour laquelle le Canada est constamment classé comme l’un des meilleurs endroits dans le monde où il fait bon vivre, a déclaré le lieutenant-gouverneur. Je crois que les Néo-Écossais vont plus loin et qu’ils font du bénévolat, souvent à leur détriment, pour que tous nos citoyens sentent qu’ils sont valorisés et respectés et qu’ils ont une chance de vivre une bonne vie. C’est en partie ce qui fait de la Nouvelle-Écosse une province aussi extraordinaire. » Julia Kuhn, d’Halifax, a reçu le prix Jeune bénévole. Elle a donné de son temps et accordé son aide à de nombreux organismes, notamment Feed Nova Scotia, l’Interact Club, la Gender Sexuality Alliance, les camps d’été Brigadoon, le Club Rotary et le IWK où elle a été une jeune bénévole pendant 11 ans. « C’est tellement important pour moi d’aider autant de personnes que je peux et de n’importe quelle façon que je peux, a déclaré Mme Kuhn. Je veux aider les gens à se sentir mieux émotionnellement et réconforter ceux qui ont besoin de réconfort. On ne sait jamais l’effet qu’une petite gentillesse peut avoir sur quelqu’un. » Pour plus d’informations sur tous les lauréats , allez à http://novascotia.ca/NonProfitSector/last_img read more

Oz takes sugar fight with India to WTO

first_imgMelbourne: Australia has intensified its sugar related dispute with India by formally asking World Trade Organisation (WTO) to set up a panel to probe if the world’s second-largest sugar producer was breaching its obligations, a media report said Friday. In March, Australia was joined by Brazil to lodge a formal complaint against India with the WTO alleging that India’s continued sugar subsidies to farmers have led to a “glut” and “depressed” global prices. Australia along with Brazil and Guatemala joined hands to ask the WTO to set up the dispute panel to probe if India was breaching its obligations. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepAustralian Financial Review report quoted Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham saying “India has not taken concrete action to response to Australia’s long-held concerns and continues to provide subsidies in breach of its WTO commitments.” “The longer these unfair subsidies continue, the greater the impact will be on our hardworking Australian cane growers and millers and the regional jobs they create,” he said. It says India’s subsidies have contributed to a global sugar glut and hurt Australian farmers. “Australia’s relationship with India is strong and it shows how valuable the trading system is that even close partners with good relations can utilise WTO processes to address trade disputes.”last_img read more

12 charged after protest of debate featuring exTrump aide Steve Bannon

first_imgTORONTO – Police said Saturday two officers were hurt and 12 people charged after a rally to protest a controversial debate featuring former White House strategist Steve Bannon in Toronto.Toronto police spokesman Gary Long said the charges include trespassing, disorderly conduct and assault of a police officer. He did not identify the accused or specify what each person had been charged with.Long said one officer was punched and another was hit with a stick during the protest, which delayed the start of the debate at Roy Thomson Hall by roughly half an hour.Chanting protesters gathered outside the downtown auditorium before the event which saw Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum debate the role of populism in politics as part of the Munk Debates.Videos posted on social media showed officers outside the auditorium using batons to hold back the crowd outside, and one photo showed an officer using pepper spray. Long declined to comment on the images, saying he hadn’t seen them.Critics had called on organizers to cancel the event, accusing Bannon of being a white supremacist and arguing he should not be given a platform to share his views.Bannon, 64, the former executive chairman of right-wing Breitbart News, helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election and was White House chief strategist for eight months until August 2017. Some of his detractors have branded him as a racist and anti-Semite, which Bannon has rejected.During the debate, Bannon further denied that Trump or his supporters are racist, and argued populists were the true anti-fascists because fascism looks to worship the state.Frum, 58, a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine and a former speechwriter for ex-U.S. president George W. Bush, said Trump and populism should not be the answer to the issues plaguing Liberal democracy.He accused Bannon and Trump of using code words to incite antipathy toward Jews, blacks and immigrants, which Bannon denied.In the end, the debate was deemed to be a draw, with neither side swaying audience members.last_img read more

9 CBI officers get medal in excellence from MHA

first_imgNew Delhi: Nine CBI officers have been given medal for excellence in investigation, a first for the agency, for 2018 by the Union Home Ministry, officials said on Thursday.This award has been given to a total of 101 police officers from across the country, including nine from the Central Bureau of Investigation for the first time after being instituted by the ministry, they said. The winners from the CBI include Deputy Superintendents of Police — Velladurai Navaraju, Seema Pahuja, Roshan Lal Yadav, Ramavtar Yadav, Rajesh Kumar, K Pradeep Kumar and Inspectors Chandrakant Vithal Pujari, Girish Kumar Pradhan and Raman Kumar Shukla, they said. “The objective for institution of the medals for police investigators is to promote high professionalism standards of investigation of crime in the State Police and Central Investigating Agencies in the country and to recognise such excellence in investigation by investigating officers of the Police organisations,” a CBI spokesperson said.last_img read more

RAM Denies Responsibility in Prince Harry and Meghan Photographers Luggage Loss

Rabat – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) released a statement explaining the delay of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s flight and the loss of their photographers’ luggage.RAM said that because of heavy fog over London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports ordered several airlines, including RAM, to temporarily suspend their flights over the capital on Saturday.Flight AT 803 carrying the royal couple and their accompanying delegation was consequently delayed by an hour. RAM noted that Prince Harry and Meghan’s three photographers, whose luggage was lost, flew into Morocco on RAM’s flight AT 801 on Friday. However, RAM blamed the photographers for not registering their luggage aboard the same flight.According to Mark Cuthbert, one of the royal photographers, seven members of the media had no luggage upon arrival, and five of them have “gone the whole trip without them.” He complained that RAM refused to even give them a lost luggage reference number and accused RAM of having “woeful service.”The company explained that for purely operational reasons, the three photographers’ luggage had to be transported from London to Casablanca via Madrid through airlines other than RAM.The Duke and Duchess and their staff returned to London on Monday. read more

Giannini exits Gucci early as team scurries to redesign collection a tribute

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MILAN – The fashion curtain call is part of the ritual of the runway show, with each designer’s personality reflected in that final bow.Some, like Miuccia Prada, appear in the doorway for a nanosecond. Donatella Versace walks a good 10 metres (yards) out to salute the crowd, while Giorgio Armani stands perfectly lit in the darkened stage entrance.Monday was to be Frida Giannini’s last bow as creative director at Gucci’s menswear after a decade at the Florentine house — but that was not to be. The highly anticipated curtain call was cancelled without explanation. Instead, the bow went to a young design team that completely revamped the collection Giannini had prepared.Here are some highlights from menswear previews for next autumn and winter from the third day of Milan Fashion Week on Monday:A NEW GUCCI CHAPTERThe Gucci style team may have pulled off a fashion record. They designed and produced the menswear runway show for next winter in five days, after outgoing creative director Frida Giannini left sooner than had been announced.Giannini’s exit from the storied Florentine fashion house was announced last month by the French owners, Kering, which said she would leave after showing the men’s and women’s collections for autumn and winter 2016. No reason was given for the change of plans. Gucci’s press team on site Monday called the decision to redesign the collection from scratch “a new chapter.”A team of young designers, led by head accessories designer Alessandro Michele, came out and took a collective bow, to sustained applause. Gucci said a successor to Giannini would be announced “in due course.”GUCCI SALUTES THE FRENCH REPUBLICGucci’s androgynous collection, worn by both male and female models, appeared to be a tribute to French artists, intellectuals and revolutionaries in the wake of the twin terror attacks in Paris this month that have shaken Europe and the world.The hues of red, white and blue, the colours of the French flag, contributed to the sense of #jesuischarlie camaraderie that sprung up worldwide in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris.Many of the outfits suggested characters from France’s rich cultural history: A white shirt with a dark ribbon tied in a bow around the neck, worn with blue trousers and capped with a red beret, was reminiscent of a French school uniform. A more elaborately tied silken bow conjured the image of a poet. A fur-trimmed cape was befitting of an artist setting up his easel in a Parisian park.EMPORIO ARMANIMetallic brush strokes across classic fabrics and dramatic zipper placements defined the new Emporio Armani line, aimed at youthful-minded dressers.“I wanted to recapture some grit with a style that was not too aggressive, but with pride and refined materials and shapes,” Armani told reporters.Trousers come with a zip at the ankle, while more athletic cuts of pants carried the zip dramatically across a diagonal all the way down to the cuff. Armani continued his exploration of the jacket, creating new versions out of soft rough-cut jersey with a waistband in the back that gives it a blousy feel.The collection opened with a line of models dressed in ski racing bodysuits, a glimpse of his EA7 line of athletic wear — which the designer said in a little over four years has grown to revenues of 100 million euros. “Nothing to laugh about,” he said.EXPO’S FASHION AMBASSADORGiorgio Armani, who celebrates 40 years in the fashion business this year, has been appointed to the role of Expo 2015 fashion ambassador for the six-month world’s fair opening May 1.The 80-year-old designer is planning a gala runway show at his theatre to coincide with Expo’s opening. Armani said he won’t necessarily create a new Expo collection, and he hasn’t decided what elements of his collections he will highlight: menswear, womenswear or his highly prized Prive couture line.Armani also has invested 50 million euros to open an exhibit space called Silos where he will show a retrospective of his 40-year career “from the first clothes, to the last,” he said.UNDERWEAR AS EVENINGWEARAndrea Pompilio has given thermal underwear a major upgrade.In his second season at the 80-year-old Canali label, Pompilio created fine silk-cashmere pullovers reminiscent of thermal underwear, down to the ribbing on the cuff that peeked out form the jacket sleeve, and paired them with colorful tuxedoes in eye-popping shades of crimson and yellow. “I love it. This kind of almost underwear, but it becomes eveningwear,” the designer said backstage.Pompilio continues to put his stamp on the historic brand — in check patterns, this season more macro, and horizontal stripes, both abstract and graphic. The collection was among the most composed on the Milan runway, with a strong focus on elegant men’s suits, in keeping with the Canali DNA, combining with softer, less formal sweaters. Looks were finished with hybrid mountaineering shoes with metal rivet lace holders, meant for urban terrain. by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Posted Jan 19, 2015 9:33 am MDT A model wears a creation for Gucci men’s Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Giannini exits Gucci early as team scurries to redesign collection, a tribute to France read more

September market booms with vans leading growth

Heavy vans again gave most of the improvement in the LCV sector. September market booms, with vans leading growth The rush for heavy truck registrations, the strength of markets last year and the slowdown in some sectors of the economy may mean a modest slowdown in the final quarter. However, the strong base reported over the nine months of this year should mean total CV registrations in 2001 beat last year’s level.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) ‘September is close to an all-time record for CV registrations,’ said Christopher Macgowan, chief executive at the SMMT. ‘Once again, van registrations were very good, particularly for the heavier models. The increase in heavier truck models is very welcome, as trucks are a good barometer of the nation’s economic health. And September’s truck registrations suggest the underlying economy is still quite healthy.’ The growth set in the September market, at almost 16 per cent, is by far the strongest monthly increase in demand this year, reflecting the strength of domestic demand. Despite the heightened mood of downside risks to economic and market growth in the final quarter, 2001 is likely to see total new CV registrations firmly up on last year’s total of 298,043. September van registrations soar This strong performance boosted the year-to-date figure to 239,686 units – a 4.1 per cent rise over the same period last year. Light commercial vehicle registrations lead growth in total CV demand LCV registrations grew strongly for the year to June but slowed in July. They grew again in August and September’s figures show a very firm return to strong growth. Total LCV registrations rose by 14.5 per cent in September. Their share of all CV registrations for the month at 80.6 per cent was down from 81.4 per cent at the same month last year. The heavier vans in the 2.6-3.5 tonnes weight category were again the focus of the growth momentum in overall LCV demand, with an extra 5,228 vans, a growth rate of 33.7 per cent compared with September 2000 volumes. LCV demand over the year to date was up 4.6 per cent. For the year to September, all LCV registrations are up by 4.6 per cent, year on year with the heavier vans (2.6-3.5 tonnes) showing a growth of 16.8 per cent over the same period. Total truck registrations rise again Truck registrations rose by 21 per cent in September and 3.9 per cent for the first nine months of the year. September registrations were partly driven up by the need to register Euro 2 specification trucks before the end of the month, as all new registrations from 1 October will have to be to Euro 3 specifications. However, underlying demand still looks reasonably good. As a group, rigid registrations were up by a very impressive 30.4 per cent for the month, with all weight categories recording year on year increases for the month. For the first nine months of the year a healthy 7.9 per cent growth was also set. Monthly growth in artic registrations has been erratic for much of the year. But following on from a 16.4 per cent increase in August, registrations for September were again up by 9 per cent compared to the same time last year. This helped cut the growth deficit for the nine months to date to minus 3.6 per cent relative to the same period in 2000. Bus and coach registrations recovering? Bus and coach registrations rose in September, albeit against September 2000 registrations that showed a very sharp drop. This, alongside growth last month, is a positive sign after the year-long fall that started in the summer of 2000 and suggests that the fall in demand may have bottomed-out. The SMMT expects that recovery in bus and coach demand will be slow, but the last couple of months have shown some encouraging signs at last. September registrations have shown good new across all sectors of the UK commercial vehicle market. Light commercials still show most growth but heavy truck registrations have bounced back. They are well up on earlier expectations, though this is partly due to the need to register remaining Euro 2 models before 1 October. September registrations were up 15.7 per cent to their highest monthly total since August 1989, the third highest month on record. LCV registrations rose 14.5 per cent in September, the extra 4,695 units relative to last September giving most of the overall market’s growth. read more

This tiny robotic dragonfly drone only costs 119

first_imgQuadrotors are becoming more prevalent, but if TechJect has their way, their new dragonfly drone will be the wave of the miniature robotic flying future. Project coifounders Jayant Ratti and Emanuel Jones received a one million dollar grant from the US Air Force to develop the Dragonfly, but are now offering the unit to the public for the price of just $119. The project was put up for funding on Indiegogo with a minimum funding goal of $110,000, and at the time of this writing, is over $800,000.Ratti and Jones claim the unit is useful for more than just the usual quadcopter hobby flying, noting that the Dragonfly could make the perfect spy drone, citing the initial development for the Air Force as proof. The designers also state the current prototype weighs less than one ounce, comparing the weight to that of one AA battery, in other words, much lighter than a standard quadcopter. The unit also comes equipped with cameras and can be piloted by a device as common as an iPhone or tablet.Ratti and Jones claim the unit is indistinguishable from a regular insect found in the wild, but we’re hoping they meant that about the finalized product, because the prototypes shown on the project page look to be easily discernable from real insects.Considering the Dragonfly’s spybot origins, TechJect is pushing its photography applications on potential customers who don’t want to illegally spy on unsuspecting people. The company suggests the Dragonfly could provide the perfect up-close sports shot, tailing the action, but being small enough to stay out of the way. Considering the unit can seamlessly switch from hover mode (like a helicopter) to fly mode (like a plane), it should actually be maneuverable enough to pull off some pretty complicated aerial techniques. The small size makes it fairly portable, able to be carried just about anywhere should the need for it arise.The Dragonfly is customizable upon purchase — the color of its body, the design of its wings, and various upgrades like different types of cameras. The unit also comes with its own SDK, so more advanced users can customize the Dragonfly as much as their know-how will allow.Since the project is on Indiegogo, funding it will net you some units and more. From a pledge of $119 snagging you a noiseless Alpha Dragonfly unit, to a pledge of $949 nabbing you 17 Dragonfly units of various models, there are some pretty desirable pledges (ranging up to $2899) should you want to have your own army of spybots roving your neighborhood.Learn more about the project or invest at Indiegogo.last_img read more

The 22yearold attracting Premier League interest who lit up todays World Cup

first_imgDespite his young age, the talented attacking midfielder already has 20 caps and three goals for Russia at senior level.In addition, Golovin is coming off a decent season at club level, with CSKA Moscow finishing second behind city rivals Lokomotiv. He made 38 appearances in all, scoring seven goals, and featuring in both the Champions League and Europa League, scoring an eye-catching free kick in the 4-1 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates back in March.It will be no surprise to learn that even before today’s game, the £10 million-rated player has been linked with moves to a number of clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus.And if he can maintain his current level of performance over the next few weeks, then surely he won’t be at CSKA for much longer.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share23 Tweet Email1 By Paul Fennessy Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 8:05 PM 35,228 Views THERE WERE TWO players who particularly stood out in Russia’s emphatic 5-0 win over a hapless Saudi Arabia outfit in today’s World Cup opener.The first was Denis Cheryshev, the 27-year-old Villarreal player.Cheryshev only came on as a substitute for the injured Alan Dzagoev, with the CSKA Moscow midfielder unfortunate to pull his hamstring early on.Yet Cheryshev made a swift impact, brilliantly blasting home a well-worked move just before half-time and then producing a sublime finish for Russia’s fourth in second-half stoppage time.It’s a second for Cheryshev…https://t.co/f2LAOYqcor #rtesoccer #worldcup pic.twitter.com/z2A0cpdO7g— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 14, 2018 http://the42.ie/4071638 Follow us: the42.ie Short URL 23 Comments Playing in front of President Vladimir Putin and an expectant host nation, if Aleksandr Golovin was nervous, he certainly didn’t show it.It must be stated that Russia were playing against Saudi Arabia, who are the second worst team in the competition in 67th place according to the Fifa rankings. There is a caveat though — the Russians in 70th position are supposedly the worst, which is an indication of the flawed nature of such systems.Saudi Arabia today certainly made a case for themselves being the worst team competing in Russia, with a generous defence frequently helping the hosts to run riot.The delight on his face says it all as Dzyuba puts Russia 3-0 up https://t.co/f2LAOYqcor #rtesoccer #worldcup pic.twitter.com/JIqPtEMwkF— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 14, 2018 Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today’s World Cup opener Aleksandr Golovin has the potential to be a star of the tournament. Jun 14th 2018, 8:05 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin (L) vies with Saudi Arabia’s Osama Hawsawi during the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow. Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Source: SportVideosMM/YouTubeThe youngster, who in addition to his eye for a pass possesses good pace and dribbling ability, will face stiffer tests, but he has the ability to hurt better teams than the Saudis.While it is still obviously early days, there were signs he has the potential to be the tournament’s breakout star á la James Rodriguez in Brazil four years ago.He has been a player of great promise for some time, honing his skills playing futsal as a youngster. He joined his current club CSKA Moscow in 2012, winning the Uefa European U17 Championship with Russia a year later and also helping his country finish second in the Uefa European U19 Championship in 2015, while breaking into his club side as early as the 2015-16 campaign.Golovin caps a five-star Russian display https://t.co/f2LAOYqcor #rtesoccer #worldcup pic.twitter.com/rHaLrhAN3x— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 14, 2018 Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin (L) vies with Saudi Arabia’s Osama Hawsawi during the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow. Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup>Mesut Özil dreams of beating England in the World Cup final> Given that Cheryshev spent over a decade at Real Madrid, albeit mainly as a youth and reserve team player, it was perhaps no surprise that his quality was apparent against a team with 20 out of 23 squad members plying their trade in the Saudi Arabian league, whose quality is hardly on a par with the top European competitions.But there was another player on the pitch who was arguably even more impressive than Cheryshev and at 22, has greater potential to go far in the game.Yury Gazinsky with his first goal for Russia scores the opening goal of World Cup 2018 to put the hosts 1-0 up againnst Saudi Arabia after 12 minutes https://t.co/f2LAOYqcor #rtesoccer #worldcup pic.twitter.com/Rh3cJOfJ1r— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 14, 2018 And while he was allowed plenty of time and space, no matter the context, Golovin has an absolute wand of a right foot.He produced two glorious crosses for the first and third goals, before the icing on the cake — a beautiful curling free kick in the dying moments that found the back of the net and added to the feel-good atmopshere at the Stadion Luzhniki in Moscow.last_img read more

Des îles solaires artificielles pour produire de lénergie propre à découvrir en

first_imgDes îles solaires artificielles pour produire de l’énergie propre, à découvrir en vidéoMonde – Imaginez. En plein océan, des îles artificielles en forme de plates-formes flottantes, conçues pour récupérer l’énergie solaire avant de l’acheminer vers la terre ferme. Le concept, encore au stade du prototype, existe et est déjà développé par plusieurs entreprises. Installées si possible dans une région à ensoleillement garanti pour maximiser la production d’énergie, ces structures développées par deux entreprises distinctes (Nolaris en Suisse et GreenFix Energy en Californie) reposent sur la technologie de l’énergie solaire à concentration, sous la forme de ce qu’on appelle “îles solaires”.Les plates-formes de Nolaris sont équipées d’un système de rotation leur permettant de suivre les mouvements du Soleil. Des miroirs reflétant les rayons lumineux sur des tubes contenant de l’eau permettent de générer de la vapeur à haute température (250ºC pour une pression de 60 bars), acheminée sur la terre ferme pour la production d’électricité. Ce système permettrait également de produire de l’eau douce par désalinisation ou de l’hydrogène par un système d’électrolyse.Un prototype de 80 mètres de diamètre a été construit sur la terre ferme dans le désert de Ras Al Khaimah (Emirats arabes unis). A terme, Nolaris espère commercialiser des îles solaires de 5 km² déplaçables à volonté.À lire aussiUn plongeur se fait attaquer par un lion de merGreenFix Energy combine cette technologie de l’énergie solaire à concentration aux technologies issues de l’énergie thermique des mers (ETM). Cette dernière exploite la différence de température entre les eaux profondes et la surface des océans, constamment réchauffée par le Soleil. Capturant également la chaleur dégagée par les capteurs solaires sous forme de vapeur d’eau, des îles géantes de 1 à 3 km² pourraient ici produire de l’électricité, de l’eau douce et de l’hydrogène en quantités industrielles. Comme l’explique notre partenaire Radiocom.org, ces projets ambitieux n’en sont pour l’instant qu’au stade du financement ou du prototype. Ils témoignent néanmoins de l’effervescence qui règne actuellement dans les domaines de la recherche et du développement pour la mise au point de systèmes de production d’énergie renouvelable non polluante. La capacité des deux systèmes à produire de l’eau douce en utilisant l’énergie solaire est également encourageante.Découvrir le concept en vidéo : https://www.maxisciences.com/ile-solaire/de-l-039-electricite-de-l-039-eau-et-de-l-039-hydrogene-bientot-produits-par-des-les-solaires-artificielles_art7699.htmlLe 10 juin 2010 à 16:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Video NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano team up in RAW

first_img WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Calcio: Premier League pi ricca, divario crescente con la serie A NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa and NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano defeated RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival in a non-title match on RAW.Here is an excerpt from the conclusion of the match:“Ciampa sends Wilder out of the ring, and Dawson sends Ciampa out of the ring. Gargano twists out of a suplex and lands on the apron. Gargano kicks Wilder, but he eats a forearm from Dawson. Gargano catches him with a slingshot spear and tags Ciampa in. Ciampa and Gargano hit a running knee/superkick combo for the win.”From Mike Tedesco’s Live RAW report.Here are some highlights from Twitter:High risk, high reward! #Raw @JohnnyGargano pic.twitter.com/WbEqImd0jg— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2019 .@ProjectCiampa is ROLLING. #Raw pic.twitter.com/UWzrkGIa58— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2019 Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest Is Ronda Rousey Taking A Hiatus From WWE? Twitter WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCalcio: Premier League pi ricca, divario crescente con la serie AVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:15/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 80.19%0:02Remaining Time -1:13 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Police investigating home invasion in Northwest MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A homeowner said intruders broke into his family’s home and put a gun to his wife’s head, Thursday morning.The home invasion occurred at Northwest 79th Street and 18th Avenue in Northwest Miami-Dade. Police said they are checking the home’s surveillance footage. It is unclear what, if anything, was taken.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.