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Cristiano Ronaldo ready to face Manchester United F.C. despite long rest: Zinedine Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo is as sharp as when he scored twice for Real Madrid in the Champions League final in June and is ready to face Manchester United in the European Super Cup, the Spanish club’s coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday.Ronaldo was allowed to report for pre-season training later than his team mates after playing in the Confederations Cup with Portugal and missed the Liga team’s tour of the United States, instead going on a promotional tour of Asia.He returned to full training for the first time on Saturday.The 32-year-old has not played for Real since the 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff, after which reports emerged from Portugal that he wanted to leave Real after being accused of tax evasion by the Spanish authorities.Ronaldo, who denied any wrongdoing in a statement released by his agency Gestifute last month, has made no public statement following the original report in Portuguese newspaper Record although Spanish media say he has decided to stay at Real.Ronaldo was expected to remain in Madrid after joining up late with the squad but Zidane, who on Tuesday will target a sixth trophy as Real coach, said the prolific Portuguese forward had every chance of playing against his former side United.”What has impressed me the most is that he is in the same condition as in the final and two months ago, that’s what I care about the most and what he cares about,” Zidane told a news conference on Monday ahead of the game in Skopje.advertisement”The fact he has come with us here means a lot, and it means he is ready to play. Tomorrow (Tuesday) we’ll see if he does. Many things have happened and there has been a lot of noise as usual, but he is calm.”Ronaldo joined United from Sporting aged 18 after impressing in a pre-season friendly and developed into a global star at Old Trafford, winning the Ballon d’Or for the first time in 2008 and collecting three Premier League titles and the Champions League.He left United to join Real for a then world record fee of 80 million pounds ($104.21 million) in 2009 and has won three Champions League trophies and two Liga titles in the capital as well as becoming the club’s all-time top scorer in 2015.”He is a very important player for our squad and, regardless of the number of days he’s spent training, it was important that he travelled with us because he has an important role,” said Real captain Sergio Ramos.”Even if he doesn’t play, his presence is important.”($1 = 0.7677 pounds)
We have transformative universities and we are proud of that: Virander S Chauhan
Virander S Chauhan, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), on why the ranking system needs to be expanded and research activities enhanced at institutions to achieve global standards.What are the highlights of NAACs (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) revised framework which came into effect last year?The assessment,Virander S Chauhan, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), on why the ranking system needs to be expanded and research activities enhanced at institutions to achieve global standards.What are the highlights of NAACs (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) revised framework which came into effect last year?The assessment and accreditation criteria doesnt change very much. In fact, there are 17 criteria which are of international standard, some of which include research output, faculty student ratio, infrastructure and new courses, so the template to judge the quality of an institution more or less remains the same. What we have changed though is the system of assessmentthe way we do it. The revised framework is technologyenabled that will help us receive relevant information on the institutions and we will verify that information. We have been getting feedback in the past from several institutions that visiting NAAC officials or from any other agency leads to misinterpretation of information and doesnt clearly indicates if an institution is good or not. So, we have made the assessment completely objective and transparent. Due to international norms, we will still have a team visiting the institutions but the visits and interactions will be shorter. And about 70 per cent to 75 per cent of the assessment will now be done online and by the data provided by the institutions themselves.Tell us about some of the key focus areas where indian institutions need to perform better?Universities and even Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) are starved of infrastructure with poor hostel and sports facilities and bad food. None of the universities in India are funded to the extent a world-class university is. That said, I think we are doing a pretty good job given the money that is available. If you want to be counted in the top 200 or 250 then money is an essential requirement but not a sufficient condition. You also need commitment and total autonomy in hiring. Also, dont forget that in the government institutions, it is our Constitutions responsibility to have reservation and bring people into study. We mustnt forget that in the business of international ranking, we have 50 per cent of our students coming from weaker economic sections. Our universities are transformative universities and we are proud of that. Our nature of education is so different and while a global ranking is based on universities where research is done it is quite expensive in nature. We can do good research but for that we need to have a good infrastructure, the right attitude and promotions in the universities.advertisementAs a regulatory body, what challenges are you facing for assessment and accreditation?NAAC started in 1998 and the first assessment was done in 2000. Participating in the ranking system was voluntary for a long time but now its mandatory. The institutions are now realising that there is something called quality. I am not worried about it as I think that we are still at a nascent stage. It is important that we bring more people into the ambit of ranking.What according to you is a good university?I am very clear on this. A good university educates you and not necessarily skills you. So, an excellent institution teaches you how to be patient, it teaches you how to debate, gives you a sense of privilege, and a sense of serving the society. To me, a good university is one which gives importance to physical fitnesssports and extracurricular activities and produces all-rounders.Fact FileNational Assessment and Accreditation CouncilYear of establishment1994HeadquartersBengaluru, KarnatakaCore functionsAn autonomous body for conducting assessment and accreditation of institutions of higher education.Governance structureGeneral Council and Excutive Council are two main bodies comprising the University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), universities, colleges and other professional institutions
Malaika Arora nails an exceptionally tough Pilates workout. Watch video
Malaika Arora’s envious figure and swoon-worthy body is the talk of the town and her religious gym routine is a proof of that.All you need to do is scroll through the star’s workout videos and pictures on her Instagram timeline to see how fit she really is.What makes it even more evident is the 44-year-old’s sculpted physique and incredible core-strength. Malaika AroraRecently, the diva posted a picture of her doing a mid-air full-leg split while doing Bodhi Pilates.After Malaika posted the picture, the fierce posture had the internet’s interest piqued.So, in order to show her fans what she was really doing in the picture, the diva posted a video of her doing the Bodhi Pilates, and it will give you major workout goals.Malaika posted the video saying, “Since everyone has been asking what the fierce @malaikaarorakhan was doing, here’s a little insight.”In the video, the diva can be seen doing the impossible looking exercise with much ease.For the uninitiated, the Bodhi Pilates system helps in bringing precision and movement principles of Pilates to suspension training with the Bodhi Suspension System. This helps in strengthening the calf muscles and flexibility of the body.Malaika has always been a fan of Pilates and aerial exercises.She is often seen hitting the gym with her friend and equal gym-freak Kareena Kapoor Khan and trainer Namrata Purohit.advertisementALSO SEE | Malaika Arora flaunts toned abs in sports bra and shorts at the gymALSO WATCH | Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora attend LFW together
Sorry boss! Alexis Sanchez makes the mistake of sitting on manager Ole Solskjaer’s chair
Manchester United forward was promptly reminded by interim manager of his place as he mistakenly sat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s seat after he was taken off during the FA Cup match against Reading on Saturday.Sanchez came off in the 64th minute after being replaced by Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old Chilean striker unknowingly came and sat on Solskjaer’s seat but the manager immediately told him to sit on the chair in front.Sanchez played a part in both strikes amid a busy display in his first start since returning from injury.”Great pass by Alexis. That’s two in two he’s made, so that’s also a positive,” said Solskjaer, referring to Sanchez’s assist in the 2-0 league win at Newcastle on Wednesday.Sanchez went off just after the hour mark and appeared to point to his right hamstring. He has just returned from a hamstring injury.@Alexis_Sanchez #MUFC pic.twitter.com/bAH5rD6J8NManchester United (@ManUtd) January 5, 2019″Hopefully he’ll be OK for next weekend,” Solskjaer said.United beat second-tier struggler Reading 2-0 in the third round for a fifth straight win since Solskjaer replaced the fired Jose Mourinho last month.The win tied Solskjaer with the record of Matt Busby, who also won his first five games in charge in the 1946-47 season. Solskjaer can surpass Busby’s mark with a win at Tottenham in the Premier League next weekend, and more and more players are putting their hands up for selection, especially in attack.Juan Mata, from the penalty spot, and Romelu Lukaku scored the first-half goals to see off Reading at the Theatre of Dreams.advertisementThe trio of Mata, Lukaku and Sanchez is likely to start on the bench against Tottenham, with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard seemingly Solskjaer’s preferred front three. Lukaku, however, has now scored three goals in three games – the first two as a substitute – and Sanchez is surely a guaranteed starter once he gets back to playing like his old self more regularly.”He’s improving. He’s had his time off over Christmas and now he’s getting his fitness back. He needed 90 minutes but I thought he took his goal well,” Solskjaer said of Lukaku.(With AP inputs)Also Read | Blackpool fan protests on roof of Arsenal team bus before start of matchAlso Read | Chelsea fan banned for 3 years after being found guilty of homophobic chants
Jaguar Land Rover India to launch hybrid vehicles towards the end of 2019
Varun Singh New DelhiApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 13:14 IST Jaguar I-PACE will be the company’s first battery electric vehicle.HIGHLIGHTSJaguar Land Rover India will introduce hybrid vehicles from its Land Rover product portfolio towards the end of 2019.The company is planning to launch its first battery electric vehicle, Jaguar I-PACE, in the second half of 2020.Land Rover range in India begins with Discovery Sport, which has a starting price of Rs 44.68 lakh (ex-showroom, India).Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that the company will launch hybrid vehicles in India towards the end of 2019. The step is in line with the company’s global commitment to introduce electrified options on its entire product portfolio by 2020.Starting from 2019, Jaguar Land Rover India will offer multiple products, ranging from hybrid vehicles to battery electric vehicles, over the next few years. Jaguar I-PACEWhile Jaguar Land Rover India will introduce hybrid vehicles from its Land Rover product portfolio towards the end of 2019, the company is planning to launch its first battery electric vehicle, Jaguar I-PACE, in the second half of 2020.”Jaguar Land Rover’s focus is to commit itself to a more sustainable future and our engineers have developed just the right products to lead us on this path. The introduction of electrified vehicles in Jaguar Land Rover India’s portfolio is in line with the government’s thrust towards electric vehicles,” Jaguar Land Rover India President and Managing Director Rohit Suri said in a statement.”The company is encouraged by the introduction of FAME-II by the Government of India and its focus on expansion of the charging infrastructure in the country. This is bound to help with faster adoption of all kinds of Electric Vehicles in due course,” Suri added.Below is the Jaguar product portfolio in India along with starting prices (ex-showroom, India).– Jaguar XE – Rs 40.61 lakh– Jaguar XF – Rs 49.78 lakh– Jaguar F-PACE – Rs 64.64 lakh– Jaguar F-TYPE – Rs 90.93 lakh– Jaguar XJ – Rs 1.11 lakhadvertisementBelow is the Land Rover product portfolio in India along with starting prices (ex-showroom, India).– Land Rover Discovery Sport – Rs 44.68 lakh– Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – Rs 52.06 lakh– Land Rover All-New Discovery – Rs 76.94 lakh– Land Rover Range Rover Velar – Rs 82.90 lakh– Land Rover Range Rover Sport – Rs 1.03 crore– Land Rover Range Rover – Rs 1.81 croreALSO READ | Jaguar Land Rover India to raise prices of select products by up to 4 per cent from April 1ALSO READ | Honda Cars India records 27 per cent sales growth to 17,202 units in March 2019ALSO READ | Volkswagen launches special Black and White Edition of Polo, Ameo and Vento at no extra costGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow hybrid vehiclesFollow Electric vehiclesFollow New hybrid vehiclesFollow 2019 electric vehiclesFollow battery vehicles Next Jaguar Land Rover India to launch hybrid vehicles towards the end of 2019Starting from 2019, Jaguar Land Rover India will offer multiple products, ranging from hybrid vehicles to battery electric vehicles, over the next few years.advertisement
Amitabh Bachchans Twitter account hacked
Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was hacked, and his profile picture replaced with that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday night. His Twitter biography, which usually reads, “Actor… well at least some still saying so!”, was suffixed by “Love Pakistan”. Additionally, three posts were sent out and the verified profile’s cover image was also changed. One of the posts includes a picture of Khan with the Pakistan flag. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ Another tweet, which was pinned, read: “This is an important call to the whole world! We do condemn the irrespective behaviors of Iceland Republic towards Turkish footballers. We speak softly but carry a big stick and inform you about the big cyber attack here.” The hacking was taken note of within minutes. “We have informed our cyber unit and the Maharashtra Cyber about the hacked Twitter account of Amitabh Bachchan. They are investigating the matter,” a police spokesperson said in a statement. The actor has 37.4 million followers on Twitter, where he regularly shares posts with what he calls his “extended family”.
Meghan Markle wears dress by UK designer Clare Waight Keller
WINDSOR, England – British designer Clare Waight Keller is the master designer behind the silk boat-necked gown and long veil worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the flower-bedecked nave of St. George’s Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry.Waight Keller, the first female artistic director of French fashion house Givenchy, met Markle earlier this year, Kensington Palace said. The statement said Markle wanted a dress with an “elegant esthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour.”Markle’s choice was being closely watched Saturday given how big an impact royal weddings have on what brides everywhere want to wear.Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding gown, with its romantic details and dramatic train, defined the ’80s fairytale bridal look.More recently, when Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, her long-sleeved lace gown immediately sparked a trend for more covered-up, traditional lace bridal dresses.Markle’s choice was a far cry from what she wore for her first wedding to film producer Trevor Engelson: For that beach wedding, in 2011, she sported a simple, strapless white gown adorned with a jeweled belt.Markle and Engelson divorced in 2013.
2019 High on Ice Event Schedule
All DayIce SlidesCentennial Park 10 am & 2 pmWim Hof Method Workshop – must pre-registerImprovement Institute Truck Driving School 11 am-3 pmHorse Drawn Sleigh RidesBert Ambrose Elementary/Kin Park 1-3 pmProm Fashion ShowTotem Mall SearchSearch inTimeEventLocation TimeEventLocation All DayProfessional Ice CarvingCentennial Park All DayMNP Ice Slides & BonfireCentennial Park All DayCrokicurl (park at the North Peace Arena)Greenspace – beside North Peace Arena 8 am-3 pmBackcountry Ice Fishing Derby – register on siteCharlie Lake Rotary Boat Launch 10 am & 2 pmWim Hof Method Workshop – must pre-registerImprovement Institute Truck Driving School 11 am-3 pmHorse Drawn Sleigh RidesBert Ambrose Elementary/Kin Park 11 am-3 pmFREE Bouncing Beans sessionKids Arena Fieldhouse 11 amStory WalkCentennial Park 12-2:30 pm& 3:30-6 pmPETRONAS Energy Free SkatePomeroy Sport Centre 1 -3 pmYAC: Snow Bowl-O-rama *Free for youth ages 12-18Fort Lanes Bowling Alley 2 pmHuskies Jr. B Hockey Game vs. Grand Prairie – Tickets RequiredNorth Peace Arena 4-7:30 pmFree 8 oz. Hot Chocolate – from Canadian Grind & RBCCentennial Park 4:30-7:30 pmBalloon Twisting with Wiggy’s CreationsCentennial Park Tent 4:30-7:30 pmCarnival Games & Free PopcornCentennial Park Tent 6 pmFire & Ice Closing CeremonyCentennial Park 7 pmLaugh your Ice Off – Tickets RequiredLido Theatre SearchSearch inTimeEventLocation TimeEventLocation SearchSearch inTimeEventLocation TimeEventLocation SearchSearch inTimeEventLocation TimeEventLocation High on Ice – Schedule – Sunday Check out the opening ceremony below. The full schedule starts under this video.[brid video=”382087″ player=”15803″ title=”Fort St. John High on Ice kickoff 2019″] High on Ice Schedule – Friday Feb 15 High on Ice – Schedule – Saturday High on Ice – Schedule – Monday FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – High on Ice Winter Festival starts Friday and runs through to the holiday Monday. Find out when each event is below in our High on Ice Schedule.Marissa Jordan, Recreation Programmer for the City of Fort St. John, says set up is going great as crews have been working in Centennial Park for the past week, setting up for the Festival.“It’s great. We’ve had crews in there, they’ve started about five days ago. So our carvers carved the big (ice blocks), we call them the commission pieces; they carve them in advance so that they are ready for viewing.” All DayProfessional Ice CarvingCentennial Park All DayMNP Ice Slides & BonfireCentennial Park All DayCurling Bonspiel – must pre-registerFort St. John Curling Rink All DayCrokicurl (park at the North Peace Arena)Greenspace – beside North Peace Arena 9 am-4 pmMayors Carving ChallengeCentennial Park 10 am-4 pmCommunity Ice Carving Competition – must pre-registerCentennial Park 10 am-2 pmDog Sled RidesThe Horse Ranch – in Baldonnel 10 am & 2 pmWim Hof Method Workshop – must pre-registerImprovement Institute Truck Driving School 11 am-6 pmDodgeball Tournament – must pre-registerKids Arena Fieldhouse 11 am-3 pmLive MusicCentennial Park Tents 11 am-3 pmFree 8 oz. Hot Chocolate from Canadian Grind & RBCCentennial Park 11 am-3 pmHorse Drawn Sleigh RidesBert Ambrose Elementary/Kin Park 11 am-3 pmNEAT Presents: Soup Stock – remember your mug and spoon!Centennial Park Tents 12 -2 pmEngage Sport North: Mukluk Rush – Obstacle CourseCentennial Park 12 -4 pmCaltech Surveys presents: Face PaintingCentennial Park Tents 1 -3 pmBergen Financial presents: Mukluk Free SwimNorth Peace Leisure Pool 2 pmMukluk Rendezvous X Country Skiing LoppetBeatton Provincial Park 5 -7 pmEngage Sport North: Try Sledge Hockey & BroomballNorth Peace Arena 5 -9 pmPizza & Pint – with Beards Brewing (19+)Beard CompetitionCentennial Park Tents 5:30pmSunrise Rotary: Evening Under the Stars Gala – Tickets RequiredPomeroy Hotel «‹12›» 4 pmOPENING NIGHT IN CENTENNIAL PARK Professional Single Block Ice Carving (until 6pm)MNP Ice Slides – OPENBonfireFree 8oz. hot chocolate and candy bar until 7:30 pm– Brought to you by The Canadian GrindCentennial Park– park at the North Peace Leisure Pool 5 pmLive Music – Pizza & Pint – with Beards Brewing (19+) Centennial Park Tents 6:30 pmOpening Ceremonies: Mayor Ackerman’s remarks, carving team introductions, single block light-up, dance performances and Fire & Glow ShowCentennial Park – at the Welcome Wall ice carving 10 am & 2 pmWim Hof Method Workshop – must pre-registerImprovement Institute Truck Driving School 6 pmCurling Bonspiel – must pre-registerFort St. John Curling Rink 7 pm“Laugh your ice off” Comedy Show – Tickets RequiredLido Theatre 7:30 pmBrendan McLeod – Brain & Other Stories – Tickets RequiredNorth Peace Cultural Centre
Sri Lankan refugee at Tiruchi camp ends indefinite fast
She said two of her three children were studying in a school near Madhavaram. Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko met her on Sunday and presented bicycles for her children. He also gave money for their education.“We have suffered enough in the last few years. We want to live with dignity and lead a peaceful life,” she said, adding that the family would love to return to Sri Lanka once normalcy returns there. (Colombo Gazette) Claiming that the detention was illegal since there was no case pending against them, the couple launched a fast-unto-death agitation on March 17. Five days later, the State government ordered the release of Udayakala. A week after resorting to an indefinite fast demanding his release from the special camp in Tiruchi, Sri Lankan Tamil refugee K Dhayabararaj gave up the agitation following the intervention of senior officials who promised to help, The Hindu newspaper reported today.While Dhayabararaj is lodged in the special camp in Tiruchi, his wife Udayakala was detained in the special quarantine camp in Mandapam, Ramanathapuram district. “Dhayabararaj has submitted a petition thanking the government for releasing his wife from the special quarantine camp. He is seeking release on the ground that she is unwell and needs his support for treatment. We have forwarded the petition to the authorities concerned for necessary action,” Regional Special Deputy Collector (Refugee Camps) S. Natarajan told The Hindu on Sunday. Udayakala who is in Chennai to meet the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner said there was no valid reason for the authorities to detain Dhayabararaj in the special camp that lacked basic amenities.“The living conditions in special camps are worse than in jail. We have been repeatedly asking the government why detain us when there is no case or charge pending. My health condition has deteriorated…I am not even able to stand or walk for a few minutes.”
Colombian fighting displaced more than 900 families since January UN agency
The violence comes despite a peace agreement signed last Novembers between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC.“Since the signing of the peace agreement, increased violence by new armed groups has resulted in killings, forced recruitment — including of children — gender-based violence and limited access to education, water and sanitation, as well as movement restrictions and forced displacement of the civilian population,” said William Spindler, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Mr. Spindler said that the families most affected are from the Chocó, Cauca, Valle del Cauca and Nariño departments.About 13 per cent of the 7.4 million internally displaced persons in the country are from the Afro-Colombian communities and indigenous peoples.The UN refugee agency reiterated the need to ensure that the civilian population has access to protection and assistance. “At the same time, any eventual returns of IDPs to their areas of origin need to take place in conditions of safety and dignity,” Mr. Spindler stressed.
The 9 at 9 Tuesday
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.1. #MYSTERY: In an unusual move this morning, gardaí will release a photo of an unidentified teenage girl found on Dublin’s O’Connell Street last month in the hope of gathering information about her.2. #INVESTIGATION: A medic at Letterkenny General Hospital has been suspended as the HSE investigates allegations that a young child was hit during an incident in recent days, according to the Irish Times.3. #WATER SHORTAGE: A Dublin City Council engineer has told RTÉ that water restrictions in the capital should be lifted on Thursday. Michael Phillips said that while they have found a way to treat the problem, they are still not entirely sure what caused it in the first place.4. #JOBSWATCH: Good news for Dublin with Acorn marketing agency announcing 100 new jobs this morning, while 218 positions are being backed by Dublin Business Innovation Centre-backed firms.5. #DISAPPEARED: Last night’s joint RTÉ/BBC programme ‘The Disappeared’, has linked Gerry Adams to the IRA’s abduction, murder and secret burial of Jean McConville during the Troubles. The Sinn Féin president has once again denied that he had any part in the killing.6. #SYRIA: The United Nations has said that 9.3 million Syrians are now in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the two-and-a-half year conflict.7. #LA: Anti-abortion protesters have forced Finbar Hill, an Irish Honorary Consul in Los Angeles, to move out of his office because of ongoing demonstrations, reports the Irish Daily Mail.8. #FRAUD: Healthcare firm Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $2.2 billion to settle allegations of false advertising of drugs and paying kickbacks to doctors and pharmacists to prescribe and promote certain medicines that were not approved as safe or effective, the US Justice Department has confirmed.9. #CLOSE CALL: Eleven people travelling on two planes ahead of a skydive in Wisconsin survived a mid-air collision…AND caught the incident on camera: (YouTube: Rodrigo Cuinto)
The 5 at 5 Wednesday
Jun 13th 2018, 4:56 PM Share1 Tweet Email EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #TAX HAVEN: The Department of Finance has rejected findings of a study that claims Ireland is the world’s biggest tax haven.2. #WIND WARNING: Five counties have been issued with an orange wind warning as Storm Hector gets set to sweep across Ireland.3. #LIMERICK: An elderly couple has been killed in a crash in Limerick.4. #MAN ON THE RUN: Gardaí are continuing to search for a man who walked out of a courthouse in Dublin last night.5. #HOSTS: The USA, Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 edition of football’s World Cup, it was announced today. 7,949 Views Image: Shutterstock/AndreyCherkasov Image: Shutterstock/AndreyCherkasov http://jrnl.ie/4069038 By Paul Hosford Short URL Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 4:55 PM The 5 at 5: Wednesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… 2 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Kindle for the Web les premiers chapitres de certains ebooks accessibles sur
Kindle for the Web : les premiers chapitres de certains ebooks accessibles sur InternetÉtats-Unis – Afin de prospecter de nouveaux clients, Amazon propose un service limité de Kindle sur Internet. Les internautes pourront ainsi lire un chapitre de l’œuvre de leur choix en guise d’essai. Le livre électronique s’ouvre sur les navigateurs internet. Le service “Kindle for the Web” est pour le moment disponible en version bêta. Il permet aux internautes de s’essayer au lecteur d’Amazon en lisant le premier chapitre d’une œuvre de la bibliothèque de l’éditeur. Seuls les titres de la librairie Kindle proposant “Read first chapter free” (“Lire le premier chapitre gratuitement”) sont concernés par ce service. Sans installer de quelconque logiciel, les lecteurs peuvent ainsi choisir la taille de la police, le format des paragraphes et d’autres options permettant de faciliter la lecture. Cette opération menée par Amazon a pour but de trouver de nouveaux acheteurs de livres électroniques. Un bouton “acheter le livre” est ainsi placé bien en vue pour tenter les personnes ayant fait l’essai.Le 29 septembre 2010 à 11:23 • Emmanuel Perrin
152 Candidates nominate in Jamaica
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Feb 2016 – Jamaica is already in the height of party mode and reports are 152 people have been nominated to run for office in the largest English speaking country in the Caribbean. The Electoral Office of Jamaica, or the EOJ reports the breakdown as: 63 candidates for the incumbent, People’s National Party – The Opposition, Jamaica Labour Party or JLP is also with 63 candidates; the National Democratic Movement – 7 candidates, other parties are with 9 candidates and 10 people are confirmed to run independent. The Nomination process was described as smooth by Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher, who also shared that now his office shifts to focus on the actual general elections set Thursday, February 25, 2016. Related Items:candidates, elections, jamaica Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill
House and Senate CoSponsors Needed on Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension
The American Soybean Association (ASA) continues efforts to get Congress to take up a tax extenders package that includes extension and restructuring of the biodiesel tax credit before it expires at the end of 2016. This week, ASA joined with a diverse group of over 50 organizations and industries in a letter to Congress, urging action on multi-year extension of the tax provisions slated to expire.To bolster the case and support for the biodiesel tax credit, ASA wants to increase the number of cosponsors on the House and Senate marker bills. ASA encourages growers at the state level to contact their members of the U.S. House of Representatives and urge them to cosponsor H.R. 5240, introduced by Noem and Pascrell. Likewise, Senators are urged to cosponsor S. 3188 introduced by Sen. Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Cantwell (D-WA). These bills would provide a three year extension (2017-19) of the biodiesel tax credit and shift it from a blender’s to a production credit to further promote domestic biodiesel production. Under the current blender’s structure, biodiesel imported to the U.S. qualifies for the $1 per gallon incentive when it is blended in the U.S. – even when the imported fuel often already receives incentives in its country of origin. ASA and the U.S. biodiesel industry supports restructuring the tax incentive to a domestic producer’s credit, as proposed under H.R. 5240 ad S. 3188.There are 15 cosponsors of the Senate bill and 15 cosponsors of the House bill, which are listed below. ASA is particularly focused on increasing the number of cosponsors in the House. In previous year’s, over 35 House members have cosponsored biodiesel tax credit legislation and/or signed letters of support. We need to match or exceed that number for cosponsors of H.R. 5240. If a Member of Congress from your state is already a cosponsor, please contact them to express your appreciation and ask them to weigh-in with House or Senate Leadership in support of a tax extenders package in the lame duck session in December.Current House Sponsors/Cosponsors:Noem (R-SD)Pascrell (D-NJ)Peterson (D-MN)Loebsack (D-IA)Blum (R-IA)King (R- IA)Young (R- IA)Adrian Smith (R-NE)Jason Smith (R-MO)Luetkemeyer (R-MO)Wagner (R-MO)Guthrie (R-KY)Bishop (D-GA)Takai (D-HI)Kuster (D-NH)Cicilline (D-RI)Current Senate Sponsors/Cosponsors:Grassley (R-IA)Cantwell (D-WA)Blunt (R-MO)Roberts (R-KS)Heitkamp (D-ND)Thune (R-SD)Whitehouse (D-RI)Ernst (R-IA)Donnelly (D-IN)Kirk (R-IL)Heinrich (D-NM)Hirono (D-HI)Murray (D-WA)Franken (D-MN)Klobuchar (D-MN)Markey (D-MA)The Soy Action Center will connect growers with their House and Senate offices. Please spread the link broadly among grower members in your state.If you have any questions or get any feedback from your House offices, please contact Tom Hance in the ASA Washington office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-969-7040.
Report BofA Justice Department Finalizing 16B Settlement
Bank of America and the Justice Department are close to completing a long-rumored and record-setting deal to resolve allegations of misconduct in the sales of mortgage-backed securities that went bad, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the Journal reported Wednesday afternoon that BofA has agreed to pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to clear itself of charges that it knowingly sold toxic securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. The allegations mostly revolve around BofA’s Merrill Lynch unit, which the bank acquired in 2008.According to the report, BofA will pay approximately $9 billion to the government, with the rest going toward consumer relief.Noting that the deal could still fall through, the Journal report says no announcement is likely to come this week as representatives on both sides meet to finalize the terms.If the latest rumored agreement is true, the deal would mark the largest-ever penalty in a civil settlement between the government and an institution, a record previously held by JPMorgan Chase after it agreed to a $13 billion settlement in a similar case last year.BofA and the Justice Department reportedly came to an agreement last week, only a day after a federal judge ruled the bank must pay nearly $1.3 billion over a fraud case brought on by alleged misconduct at Countrywide, another acquisition made in 2008. At the time that decision was publicized, a spokesperson for BofA said the bank plans to review the ruling and assess its options to appeal.In addition, the firm reported a legal expense of $4 billion in the second quarter, “substantially all” of which was related to mortgage matters. The case with the Justice Department stands as one of the bank’s last major legal hurdles.A spokesperson for BofA declined to comment on the rumored settlement. August 6, 2014 427 Views Share Bank of America Justice Department Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlements 2014-08-06 Tory Barringer Report: BofA, Justice Department Finalizing $16B Settlement in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market
First Valuation Promotes Industry Vet to VP
January 7, 2015 478 Views First Valuation Promotes Industry Vet to VP First Valuation Movers & Shakers 2015-01-07 Tory Barringer Share in Headlines, News Less than a year after he first joined the company as national account executive, First Valuation announced this week the promotion of Jordan Wilde to the position of VP of sales and marketing.Wilde has more than 13 years of sales and management experience to his name, most notably in originations, private lending, and loss mitigation. Since he first signed on at First Valuation in February 2014, the company says his contributions have “demonstrated his outstanding leadership capabilities and in-depth industry knowledge.”In his new role, Wilde will direct First Valuation’s sales and marketing efforts and will oversee client relations and acquisitions, business development, and the firm’s sales team.In the announcement, Wilde said his goals as VP are to continue improving company sales, further strengthen the quality of its product and service offerings, and help clients better adhere to compliance standards in valuations in 2015.
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