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Viswanathan Anand appointed Asian Continental Assistant to world chess body chief

first_imgViswanathan Anand appointed Asian Continental Assistant to world chess body chiefViswanathan Anand is among the four Continental Assistants to World Chess Federation (FIDE) president Arkady Dvorkovich.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ChennaiJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 23:32 IST Viswanathan Anand to be Asia’s Continental Assistant to FIDE president (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich appoints 4 Continental AssistantsFIDE wants to develop and promote chess around the worldVladimir Kramnik (Europe), Fidel Gonzalez (US) and Tshepiso Lopang (Africa) are the other three Continental AssistantsIndian Chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand, a former World Chess Champion, has been appointed as Asia’s Continental Assistant to World Chess Federation (FIDE) president Arkady Dvorkovich.FIDE president Dvorkovich has appointed three more Continental Assistants viz., former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik (for Europe), Fidel Gonzalez — President of Venezuela Chess Federation (for Americas), and Tshepiso Lopang — Vice President of the African Chess Confederation (for Africa).According to FIDE, the experience and professional knowledge of the four persons will help further develop and promote chess around the world.”By virtue of these appointments, the four Continental Assistants also become councilors of the Planning and Development Commission, a new body that was created on the FIDE President’s initiative that will assist national federations in chess development,” the FIDE said.”More excellent news on a New Year eve: two workd [world] chess champions, Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik, have agreed to help FIDE and our chess community as President’s Advosors [Advisors]! Do not worry, they are not going to quit playing chess,” Dvorkovich had tweeted earlier.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Viswanathan Anand Nextlast_img read more

PKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan vs Bengal Warriors Live Streaming

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiJuly 29, 2019UPDATED: July 29, 2019 16:32 IST Tamil Thalaivas in action (@ProKabaddi)Tamil Thalaivas will take on Patna Pirates in Match 16 of Pro Kabaddi League season 7 on the third day of U Mumba’s home leg. In the second match of the day, Puneri Paltan will face Bengal Warriors at the Dome@NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai.Patna Pirates and Tamil Thalaivas, both the teams have one win and a loss from their two encounters thus far and are ranked 8th and 7th in the points table.Puneri Paltan have had a poor run in this PKL 7 campaign with losses from both their matches thus far and will need someone to make up for the absence of Nitin Tomar.Meanwhile, the Bengal Warriors had made a fabulous start to the season with a commanding 48-17 win over UP Yoddha.Where will the 16th and 17th matches of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) be played?Tamil Thalaivas will lock horns with Patna Pirates and Puneri Paltan take on Bengal Warriors, with both the matches being played at the Dome@NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.What time will the 16th and 17th Pro Kabaddi League matches start?Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates will start at 19:30 PM IST. Puneri Paltan vs Bengal Warriors will start an hour before at 20:30 IST.Where can I watch the 16th and 17th Pro Kabaddi League matches (PKL 2019) matches live?The matches will be shown on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Meanwhile, you can also watch online coverage on Indian streaming service, Hotstar.What are the respective squads for the teams?advertisementTamil Thalaivas 2019Elite Retained Players: Ajay Thakur, Manjeet Chhillar, Victor Onyango ObieroHimanshu, M. Abhishek, Rahul Chaudhari, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar, Ajeet, Milad Sheibak, Shabeer Bapu, Yashwant Bishnoi, Vineet SharmaPatna Pirates 2019Elite Retained Players- Pardeep Narwal, Vikas Jaglan, Jawahar DagarMohit, Surender Nada, Neeraj Kumar, Jang Kun Lee, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Jaideep, Hadi Oshtorak, Ravinder, Ashish, Mahendra ChoudharyBengal Warriors 2019Elite Retained Players: Baldev Singh, Maninder SinghAdarsh, Ravindra Kumawat, Sahil, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, K Prapanjan, Jeeva Kumar, Rinku Narwal, Sukesh Hedgde, Amit Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Mohammad Taghi, Amir, AR Avinash, Vijin Thangadurai, Bhuvneshwar, Viraj Vishnu Landge, Dharmendra SinghPuneri Paltan 2019Retained players: NoneNitin Tomar, Manjeet, Surjeet Singh, Girish Maruti Ernak, Darshan Kadian, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Satpal, Amit Kumar, Emad Sedaghat, Jadhav, Hadi, Deepak Yadav, Sagar B KrishnaAlso See: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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Pro Kabaddi League 2019Follow Bengal WarriorsFollow Patna PiratesFollow Puneri PaltanFollow Tamil Thalaivas PKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan vs Bengal Warriors Live StreamingPuneri Paltan have had a poor run in this PKL 7 campaign with losses from both their matches thus far and will need someone to make up for the absence of Nitin Tomaradvertisement Nextlast_img read more

Chief disappointed with court challenge from grandmothers over Algonquin modern treaty

first_imgAPTN National NewsOne of the largest modern day treaties is being negotiated in Ontario.It is also one of the most controversial.A group of Algonquin grandmothers are now calling on the Federal Court to put a halt to the negotiations.APTN’s Annette Francis has this story.last_img

BC to introduce auto insurance payout limits in 2019 to save 1B

first_imgVICTORIA – Allowing people to sue for pain and suffering in car accidents has been viewed as a fundamental principle in British Columbia, but that changed Tuesday when the government joined Canada’s other provinces in limiting payouts to some crash victims because of a financial crisis at the public insurance corporation.Attorney General David Eby said a payment cap of $5,500 for pain and suffering on minor injury claims is a necessary component of the NDP government’s plan to bring back financial stability to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, which faces a projected net loss of $1.3 billion this year.The changes will save up to $1 billion annually, Eby estimated.Eby would not comment directly on the possibility of further premium hikes this year after an increase of 6.5 per cent last year.“It’s going to take some time to turn around the problems with ICBC,” Eby said at a news conference. “I acknowledge there is no silver bullet that will solve things immediately in terms of a problem that’s been building for years, unaddressed.”Eby said the limit on minor injury claims would not take effect until April 2019 as part of legislation to be introduced by the government.Without the NDP’s plan, Eby said drivers could face average increases in their premiums of $400 or more a year.The cost of minor injury claims is placing the largest strain on insurance rates, Eby said, with payouts hitting a record $2.7 billion in 2016, an increase of 80 per cent since 2009. Eby said payouts for minor injury claims have increased by 265 per cent since 2000.“B.C. is the last province in Canada to take this kind of action,” said Eby.He said the legislation will propose a definition for minor injury that would include sprains, strains, mild whiplash, cuts, bruises and anxiety and stress after a crash. It will not include broken bones and brain injuries, including concussions, or other more serious impairments.Eby said the average claim for minor injuries is just over $30,000, with pain and suffering payouts averaging $16,500.A new tribunal will be introduced by April 1, 2019, to resolve injury claim disputes within 60 and 90 days, he said. The current time for an average legal claim handled through the corporation is 30 months.He said the government will double the medical care and recovery cost allowance available to accident victims to $300,000, regardless of fault. Eby said the change, which is the first increase in 25 years, is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018.Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson said Eby’s proposals do not lower premiums for drivers or improve compensation for accident victims.“The option is, of course, to have a wholesale re-examination of ICBC,” he said. “It’s time to re-examine the whole thing.”The corporation is a state-run model created 44 years ago by the NDP, Wilkinson said.Eby said he will announce a program to review insurance rates based on driver records within weeks. He did not say when motorists can expect changes.“The system is disconnected from driver behaviour,” he said. “We want to fix that. We want to reconnect driver behaviour with the rates they pay.”last_img read more

Vietnam arrests Chinese man with 300 kg of heroin

first_imgHanoi: Vietnam police have arrested a Chinese national found with a massive haul of heroin in Ho Chi Minh City, the second such bust in a week as the country cracks down on the illicit trade. Though communist Vietnam boasts some of the world’s toughest drug laws, it is both a consumption hub and a popular thoroughfare for narcotics from the lawless “Golden Triangle” region straddling Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Vietnam has clocked several high-profile busts in recent months as it seeks to contain rampant drug trafficking. Police on Wednesday found 313 kilograms (690 pounds) of suspected heroin worth an estimated USD 8.6 million after stopping a “suspicious” pick-up truck in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City. “Authorities found many carton boxes with objects that looked like heroin blocks,” according to Cong An Nhan Dan, the official mouthpiece of the Ministry of Public Security. “Two suspects were detained, including a Chinese person,” it added in its report Thursday. Police launched searches of several properties in Ho Chi Minh City after the bust and said the investigation would expand. A witness at the scene reported seeing “a lot of police… they surrounded an area and took many boxes out of the car,” according to state VNExpress news site.last_img read more

Benioff Weiss confirmed as new Star Wars writers

first_imgLos Angeles: ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have been officially confirmed as the writers of the new Star Wars film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo is working on the 2022 Star Wars movie, which will follow the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed. Benioff and Weiss were announced as working on a new trilogy of the beloved sci-fi franchise from Lucasfilm last year. They were identified by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy as being a part of discussions over the next decade’s slate of Star Wars stories. Last week, Disney announced the dates for its three new Star Wars movies being December 16, 2022; December 20, 2024; and December 18, 2026. Benioff and Weiss at the helm of a Star Wars project, following The Rise of Skywalker, closes the story charted by George Lucas over four decades ago. The ‘GoT’ showrunners are currently facing heat for below par script writing and poor portrayal of women in the series whose season finale airs next week.last_img read more

2016 census highlights Indigenous Peoples immigration and housing

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada released the latest findings from the 2016 census Tuesday, this time focusing on Indigenous Peoples, immigration and housing. Some selected highlights:— The census counted 1.67 million Indigenous people in Canada in 2016, accounting for 4.9 per cent of the total population — up from 3.8 per cent in 2006 for a growth rate of 42.5 per cent over the last 10 years, four times the rate of the non-Indigenous population.— The average age of the Indigenous population was 32.1 years, nearly a decade younger than the non-Indigenous population at 40.9 years. The census counted 145,645 children aged 0-4, 8.7 per cent of Aboriginal people in Canada.— One in five Indigenous people in Canada is living in a dwelling that needs “major repairs,” while one in 10 lives in a household that has a space shortfall of at least one bedroom.— However, 7.3 per cent of Indigenous people in Canada are 65 or older, compared with 4.8 per cent in 2006 — and that proportion could double by the year 2036.— The census counted 145,645 Indigenous children aged 0-4 in 2016.— The number of people who identified as First Nations reached 979,230 last year, up 39.3 per cent over 2006, while the Metis population grew by 51.2 per cent over the same period to 587,545 people. The census recorded 65,025 Inuit, 29.1 per cent higher than in 2006.— Winnipeg (92,810), Edmonton (76,205), Vancouver (61,460) and Toronto (46,315) reported the largest Indigenous populations, while the highest proportion of Aboriginal people were in Thunder Bay (12.7 per cent), Winnipeg (12.2 per cent) and Saskatoon (10.9 per cent).— In 2016, 7.5 million people — about 21.9 per cent of the total population — reported being foreign-born individuals who immigrated to Canada. In 1921, the census reported that proportion at 22.3 per cent, the highest since Confederation. Statistics Canada projects that proportion could reach between 25 and 30 per cent by 2036.— The census counted 1,212,075 new immigrants who permanently settled in Canada between 2011 and 2016, 3.5 per cent of the total population last year.— 60 per cent entered under the economic category, 26.8 per cent to join family already in Canada and 11.6 per cent as refugees. During the first four months of 2016, refugees accounted for one-quarter of all immigrants admitted to Canada, thanks to an influx of refugees from Syria.— Asia, including the Middle East, remains the largest source of recent immigrants to Canada at 61.8 per cent, followed by Africa at 13.4 per cent. Europe — once dominant in this category at 61.6 per cent in 1971 — ranked third at 11.6 per cent.— More immigrants have been settling in the Prairies. The percentage of new immigrants living in Alberta reached 17.1 per cent in 2016, compared with 6.9 per cent in 2001; In Manitoba, it went to 5.2 per cent, up from 1.8 per cent, and four per cent in Saskatchewan, up from one per cent in 2001.— Visible minorities numbered 7.7 million in 2016, 22.3 per cent of Canada’s population. 30 per cent were born in Canada.— In 1921, more than 70 per cent of the foreign-born population reported English or French as a mother tongue, while fewer than 30 per cent reported a different language. In 2016, the precise opposite was true: more than 70 per cent reported a different mother tongue, compared to less than 30 per cent for English or French.— In 2016, nearly 2.2 million children under 15 — 37.5 per cent of all children in Canada — were either foreign-born themselves or had at least one foreign-born parent.— Some 1.9 million people reported being of South Asian heritage, fully one-quarter of the visible minority population. Chinese was the second-largest group at 1.6 million or 20.5 per cent of visible minorities, while blacks — surpassing the one-million mark for the first time — were third at 1.2 million, a share of about 15.6 per cent. Filipinos and Arabs rounded out the top five.— More than 9.5 million of the 14.1 million households in Canada owned their home in 2016, a rate of 67.8 per cent, down slightly from 69 per cent in 2011. However, rates varied widely depending on age: 70 per cent of homeowners in 2016 were aged 35-54, compared with 20- to 34-year-olds at just 43.6 per cent.— Nearly 1.9 million households — about 13.3 per cent — were living in condominiums in 2016, up 1.1 percentage points from 2011. Of those, about 67 per cent were owners, the rest renters.— Condos are most popular in Vancouver, where they comprised 30.6 per cent of all local households. Calgary was second at 21.8 per cent, followed by Abbotsford-Mission, B.C., at 21.5 per cent, Kelowna at 21.3 per cent and Toronto at 20.9 per cent.— In 2016, 24.1 per cent of households — down from 24.4 per cent in 2006 — were spending 30 per cent or more of their average monthly total income on shelter costs, such as rent or mortgage payments, electricity, heat and property taxes or fees. Of those, the highest proportions were in Toronto (33.4 per cent) and Vancouver (32 per cent).— Vancouver homeowners reported an average dwelling value of $1,005,920, compared to $734,924 in Toronto and $366,974 in Montreal. Across the country, the average value was $443,058, compared to $345,182 in 2011, not accounting for inflation. read more

Motorcyclist injured in crash

A 67-year-old Tillsonburg man was flown to hospital with serious injuries after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a parked dump truck Thursday afternoon.The Norfolk OPP said the collision took place a little after 3 p.m. near Port Rowan.Police said the man was going east on Front Road and, when he rounded the corner, ran into the back of the truck, which was parked off the shoulder of the road on a private driveway.“We’re asking people to please slow down and pay attention. … If you’re unfamiliar with the area – the roadways – please slow down, take your time and expect the unexpected and have your head on a swivel,” Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said.The man suffered serious injuries and was flown to a hospital, Sanchuk said, adding the man  was conscious following the collision.67 yr old #motorcycle rider air lifted by @ornge after crashing into back of parked dump truck. Please #SlowDown and #PayAttention. @NorfolkCountyCA @NorfolkCoFire @NorfolkEMS #NorfolkOPP ^es https://t.co/aYocLqlMfB— OPP West (@OPP_WR) May 30, 2019 read more

Mens volleyball Ohio State advances to conference semis

Ohio State senior setter Christy Blough sets the middle for redshirt sophomore Blake Leeson against Quincy on April 15 at St. John Arena. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Lantern reporterThe No. 2 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (28-2, 17-0 MIVA) is headed to the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Semifinals after downing Quincy University (7-22, 2-14 MIVA) in straight sets. After meeting three times, Saturday’s win was OSU’s first sweep of the Quincy Hawks this season.In OSU’s shortest match of the season, OSU’s offense was aided in large part by junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen. Szerszen, who was named MIVA Player of the Year on Tuesday, led the team with 13 kills on 19 errorless attempts. “I think that Nic Szerszen playing like the player of the year kind of really helped us step up and win it in three,” senior middle blocker Driss Guessous said. “I think when he has a good game, it’s a lot easier for all of us to play better.”After stringing together four straight points to begin the first set, the Buckeyes controlled the lead throughout the set. The Hawks were only able to score back-to-back points on one occasion in the first frame, losing 14-25.The Hawks struggled to get points on offense, with the team hitting at a rate of .045 in the set. On the other side of the net, the Buckeyes had a .522 attacking efficiency. Senior opposite Miles Johnson and Szerszen combined to give the Buckeyes three aces in the set. “I commended Nicolas after the match,” head coach Pete Hanson said. “I thought Nicolas was the guy who set the tone in that regard that he just played, I thought, a relentless match tonight.”Much like the first set, the Hawks never saw a lead in the second set, trailing by as much as six points midway through the second set. A 5-1 run helped the Hawks battle back make the score 13-15, but they ultimately fell to the Buckeyes 20-25.In the second set, the Buckeyes improved their attacking rate to .526 and stuffed the Hawks on six occasions. Senior setter Christy Blough accounted for two blocks on his own. The Hawks hit better in the second set as well with the team improving to a .263 hitting rate.“What we talked about in the locker room or what I asked them to do was to play as hard and with as much energy as we could from the time the whistle blew to the time the play was over,” Hanson said. “Whether we made a mistake or not was kind of immaterial, but it was about our effort. It was about our commitment to making a lot of plays.”After a short intermission, OSU led 11-3 with Quincy’s only points coming from Buckeye service errors. The rest of the set mirrored the beginning and OSU took the third frame 25-15.The Hawks were unable to find an answer on offense in their final set of the season. The team paired six kills with six attacking errors. OSU, on the other hand, had 13 kills and two attacking errors to close out the match.With the win, the Buckeyes move on to the MIVA Semifinals and face either No. 11 Ball State University or No. 12 Loyola University, Chicago. First serve is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in St. John Arena. read more

Tories pledge to hold inquiry into how a God complex surgeon was

first_imgHunt  Frances Perks, one of Paterson’s victims, hopes he ‘rots in hell’Credit:Andrew Fox The trial heard that Paterson, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, who treated thousands of patients during his career, exaggerated or invented cancer risks and claimed payments for more expensive procedures in some cases.The Government inquiry – involving senior doctors – would examine how the surgeon was able to practice for years, even though he had been repeatedly warned by NHS managers not to use techniques which left women at risk of cancer.Mr Hunt said: “The conviction of Ian Paterson, and recent disclosures about the seriousness and extent of his malpractice, are profoundly shocking. A highly qualified medical professional, with a duty of care for his patients, totally neglected that duty and instead performed unnecessary procedures on a huge number of women.“As a result I have agreed that, if returned to Government, we will hold a comprehensive and focused inquiry to ensure that any lessons are learnt in the interests of ensuring patients are protected in future.”The inquiry will be an early priority for a Conservative Government, sources said.The Health Secretary said: “We will take any testimony from those affected, their families, and others who may wish to come forward.”Some patients have called for a full public inquiry into how the malpractice went unchecked for years.But Government sources said there was concern that lessons were learned quickly and changes made to prevent rogue surgeons slipping through the net.The Crown Court trial heard accounts from 10 victims – representing a sample of those Paterson treated – operated on between 1997 and 2011 at the privately-run Little Aston and Parkway hospitals in the West Midlands.Jurors were not told Paterson had carried out hundreds of unnecessary operations on NHS patients, with Heart of England Trust, paying out almost £18m in damages and legal costs.The surgeon, who qualified in 1981, carried out “extensive, life-changing operations for no medically-justifiable reason” Nottingham Crown Court heard. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Frances Perkscenter_img Jeremy Hunt said the case of Ian Paterson was ‘shocking’Credit:PA  His motives were “obscure” but may have included a desire to “earn extra money” jurors heard.Paterson routinely lied to and manipulated patients, colleagues and his bosses while carrying out disfiguring, dangerous procedures, the court heard.The surgeon, who lives in Altrincham, Gtr Manchester, had been suspended from another trust, the Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, when he started working for Heart of England in March 1998.As a result of his work, he owned a luxury home in Birmingham’s Edgbaston area, numerous properties in Cardiff and Manchester and a holiday home in the U.S.   The surgeon carried out more than 1,200 experimental “’cleavage saving mastectomies” for the NHS. Since having the operations, which failed to remove suffiicent tissue, 675 of the patients have died. Other women underwent needless and botched procedures.Frances Perks, who endured nine needless operations and 27 biopsies after being given a false diagnosis branded him “a psychopath” while another left mutilated said he had a “God complex”.A teenage girl told how she was left looking as if she had been in a “car crash” after having a mastectomy she did not need. Paterson faces prison when he will be sentenced next month. Jeremy Hunt has pledged to hold a major inquiry into the “profoundly shocking” malpractice by a “God complex” surgeon who butchered hundreds of women.The Health Secretary said that if the Government is returned to power, it will open an investigation into the conduct of breast surgeon Ian Paterson, 59, who was allowed to operate for more that a decade after concerns were raised.The inquiry would take testimony from hundreds of patients and bereaved families, in an attempt to establish how the rogue surgeon was allowed to prey on women for decades, carrying out hundreds of needless and botched operations.Paterson was last week convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding involving 10 patients, and awaits sentencing.The NHS has already settled more than 250 claims, but lawyers believe the total number of victims at private and NHS hospitals is likely to exceed 1,000.last_img read more

Public school entrance exam is harming pupils mental health and should be

first_imgEntrance exams at top public schools should be scrapped because it harms children’s mental health, a leading headmistress has warned. “We are worried about children’s mental health and well-being,” Ms Fleming told The Daily Telegraph. “The idea of pre-testing in Year Six and then the pressure to do Common Entrance which is 13 or… She said that many private schools have started to introduce “pre-tests” for 11-year-olds in addition to the common entrance tests two years later.center_img Alison Fleming, head of the £19,000-a-year Newton Prep school in London, said the Common Entrance used by some of Britain’s independent schools are “dull”, “turgid” and fail to equip children for life in the 21st century.last_img read more

LiuGong deal with United Overseas Bank means new fleet financing options for

first_imgChinese mining and construction equipment major, LiuGong, announces that it has successfully signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Overseas Bank Ltd for partnership in Machinery Financing in Southeast Asia. The MoU between Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co Ltd and UOB was signed on July 12, 2018 at LiuGong’s Asia Pacific subsidiary office located in Singapore. It was signed between the President of LiuGong Machinery Asia Pacific, Chen Hao and Karunia W. Tjuradi, the Managing Director and Head of Sector Solutions Group at UOB.“Since LiuGong set up its Asia Pacific subsidiary office in the year 2011 to export its construction equipment to South East Asia market and we have been gaining market acceptance offering quality products as well as excellent after sales services.” said Hao, while sharing his thoughts at the MoU signing. “Our perseverance and investment has started to pay off and the market has also showed signs of recovery this year. In this first quarter, we experienced more than 50% growth increases in sales volume in the Southeast Asia market.”According to Hao, this historic MoU establishes a partnership between LiuGong and UOB to provide financing solutions for LiuGong’s dealers and customers and will bring several benefits to both. These include easy access to financing solutions specifically for them which they previously did not have. They will enjoy interest rate loans at a more competitive rate due to the joint risks bore by the two organisations. Indonesia and Thailand will be the first two countries to have this scheme rolled out. This new understanding between the two organisations will enable LiuGong’s key customers to enjoy better rebates and services from LiuGong when they obtain larger procurement. The medium and smaller size company customers will be able to afford to buy up to date technology machines which they could not afford previously.“We wanted to work with the top OEMs from China and LiuGong is our top choice and was the first we approached for this program,” said Tjuradi. “We know that LiuGong will materialized their overseas ambitions and UOB is here to fuel that.”Luo Guobing, General Manager for LiuGong Overseas Division, who was not able to attend the MoU signing ceremony congratulated the event from LiuGong headquarters in Guangxi, China and commented, “LiuGong has big, ambitious plans in the overseas market. It has always been LiuGong’s interest to develop our dealers and providing them with competitive advantages and strategies to optimise their operational and financial performances. When UOB approached us earlier this year and proposed the collaboration, we found it to be very timely and fitting, UOB, being an established premier bank, has ASEAN’s largest footprint of branches distributed across the SEA markets, their extensive clientele network of machinery equipment and component dealers and end-users in SEA fits our current expansion plans in SEA.”LiuGong has a full range of products for construction building and mining. “UOB’s comprehensive banking facilities can entice dealers and end-users to support LiuGong’s sales and market share expansion. Moreover, this strategic machinery partnership program is an UOB initiative designed specifically for the machinery equipment and component sector.”last_img read more

Hellenic Australian Lawyers HAL kicks off 2016

first_imgQueensland’s Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) officially rang in the new year last week.The gathering was well attended, with a number of interstate guests including Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, Jane McGrath, Chief Justice Helen Murrell, Paul Westwood, Justice Emilios Kyrou and John Kiosoglous. (L-R) HAL national patron Chief Justice Chris Kourakis (SA), Justice Emilios Kyrou (Victoria HAL patron), Chief Justice Helen Murrell (ACT HAL patron) and Chief Justice Alan Blow OAM (Tasmanian HAL patron).Also present was the Honorary Consul-General of Greece in Queensland Jim Raptis, joined by his wife Helen.This year is set to be an important and exciting year for the association as it endeavours to build upon the solid foundations achieved since its launch in Victoria.The large crowd included a number of dignitaries from the Hellenic and legal community.To get the ball rolling, HAL’s Western Australian chapter is expected to be launched next month by its patron, Chief Justice Wayne Martin. Chief Justice Murrell has agreed to take on the role of patron for the ACT chapter, set to be launched in April.Those attending the gathering also had the chance to take part in the launch of Justice Kyrou’s book Call Me Emilios. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Sex a main subject tonight at Point Grace sponsored event

first_img Many Nominations for TCI Hotels in World Travel Awards Gala Recommended for you Caribbean fruits star in Chef Nik’s Sauces Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Jun 2015 – Crackpot Kitchen will be serving up more than food tonight; in fact the country will see an uncommon evening with another restoration weekend planned. The focus this time turns to sex and according to an unofficial survey conducted by Magnetic Media, couples in the country are in dire need of this exposure. Renowned sex therapist and relationship expert, Tiffanie Davis Henry is in country for the event tonight which focuses on, “The truth about love, relationships and sex.” Magnetic Media also contacted the country’s clinical psychologist, Dr. Patrick Prince who advanced us problems islanders, and others are commonly facing. Dr. Prince said sexual problems within relationships are usually a symptom of other problems within the relationship. He identified 10 areas; boundary issues and efforts to try and change spouses… a decrease in or lack of intimacy because couples are not spending quality time… distracted attentions, where children are allowed to impact love, romance and intimacy… emotional cheating which happens when one finds a buddy or neighbor to confide in, habitually – Dr. Prince said it temporarily closes the door to the bedroom. Then there is a lack of appreciation, a lack of effective communication, issues with money, poor time management; an unwillingness to forgive and in recent times our mobile devices are apparently stopping healthy sexual relations…Dr Prince said, “Many couples are on Facebook, when they should be kissing their partners faces. Many are on Twitter, when they should be tweeting the words of love in their partners’ ears. When this happens, partners will be turned off; thus, shutting the lid to the cookie jar.” A taste of Restoration weekend holds that conference tonight, there is a $20 per person entrance fee; the event is also sponsored by Point Grace. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Provo Road Runners contest challenging residents to beat the bulge Related Items:Crackpot Kitchen, point grace, sex theraphy, Tiffanie Davis Henrylast_img read more

UB proud family marches on in their Bahamaland

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp College of The Bahamas and University of The Bahamas alumni in Turks and Caicos invited to lunch mixer University of The Bahamas Seeking To Strengthen Connections in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, November 10, 2016 – COB almost there as hundreds turn out this morning for the plaque unveil and march on UB Charter Day and President’s Inauguration set for the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.The parade from the new college welcome site to the stadium is filmed by Magnetic Media; joy unspeakable.  UB pride is high with professors, lecturers, faculty, staff, students, clubs, area schools, alumni and Government officials dancing, cheering and chanting on this momentous day in Bahamian history.  The COB to UB grandest event of all is televised live.#UB4m #UBproud #magneticmedianewscenter_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #UB4me, #UBproud Recommended for youlast_img read more

Wilmington Families Invited To Tewksbury Family Summer Concert Series At Livingston Street Park

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Mark your calendars for the 2018 Tewksbury Family Summer Concert Series at Livingston Street Park!Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the open air summer performers. Have fun at the playground and stop by the Rotary Pavilion to watch the Toe Jam Puppet Band, the Magic of Greg McAdams, and Animal Adventures as they sing, jump, surprise and slither you through the summer.Thanks to generous partners Enterprise Bank, Tewksbury Police Athletic League, and the Office of Community Services, these family friendly concerts are free and open to all! Come on down and enjoy a cold treat while you watch some fabulous local performers!In the event of rain, shows will be held under the tent at the Rec Center right next door. See you there!This summer’s schedule:Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 6:00PM — Toe Jam Puppet BandWednesday, July 18, 2018, 9:30AM — Magician Greg McAdamsWednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:30AM — Animal Adventures (NOTE: The above press release & flyer is from Paige Impink.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Residents Invited To Tewksbury Family Concert Series This SummerIn “Community”Wilmington Concerts On The Common Series Begins With ‘Ball In The House’ This Wednesday, July 10In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Wilmington Good Guy Former Selectman Scott Garrant Endorses

first_imgDear Editor,It is with great pleasure that I am supporting Greg Bendel for reelection to the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wilmington.Greg brings to the Board the traits that I believe should be sought when considering who we hope will serve – integrity, intelligence, respect for others and a passion for Wilmington. Greg brought each of these to his first term on the Board three years ago. During his first term, he has exhibited not only intelligence, but integrity in his decision making and his uncompromising passion for the Town. While those who represent us do not always make decisions with which we agree, we can only ask that they make decisions that they believe are in the best interest of the Town as a whole. It is easy for elected officials to stand behind an issue when they believe it will garner votes in the next election. Greg always listens, always carefully evaluates the information presented to him and always chooses to do what he believes is best for the community, without an eye towards the next ballot.Greg has brought the same level of dedication to his position on the Board as he has brought to being an educator, a high school coach, a husband and a father. When issues arise, he takes the time to speak with the people involved, to visit affected locations and to carefully and thoughtfully evaluate options. He is always available to listen to those who wish to provide input.In his interaction with others, both during and away from meetings, Greg is approachable, professional, courteous and civil, even in the course of sometimes heated debates. We are fortunate that an individual of Greg’s character and ability is willing to serve. His continued service to the community will be of benefit to all us.Respectfully,Scott Garrant Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedA VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Greg BendelIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Selectwoman Judy O’Connell Endorses Greg Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Football Costa Rica to play Nicaragua in lastminute friendly

first_img#LaSele inicia hoy su microciclo de cara al encuentro amistoso contra la Selección de Nicaragua del 15 de Diciembre. pic.twitter.com/HOQMRZo9qt— FEDEFUTBOL (@FEDEFUTBOL_CR) December 8, 2015 Related posts:New-look Costa Rica football team headed in right direction: 3 thoughts from Óscar Ramírez’s debut Injury may keep Costa Rica’s star goalkeeper Keylor Navas out of the Gold Cup CONCACAF Gold Cup preview: Ticos look to re-establish themselves as region’s top team Costa Rica’s football team limps into daunting test against Panama Fellow MLS star Rodney Wallace, who won a league championship Sunday with the Portland Timbers, will join the team on Thursday. The first group of players began practicing Tuesday.Ramírez is not expected to call up the team’s biggest names, like Keylor Navas, Bryan Ruíz, or Joel Campbell, from the European Leagues.The friendly should serve to give Ramírez an even better assessment of his reserves and young talents. He’s already done an admirable job of finding lineups while juggling injuries to key players. Costa Rica will not play another World Cup qualifying game until March, when it takes on Jamaica in consecutive games.Ramírez and the Ticos went 2-0 in the first leg of the fourth round of World Cup qualifying play, taking an important lead in Group B ahead of the Jamaicans and rival Panama.The Costa Rica-Nicaragua border war friendly will kick off at 6 p.m. local time from Liberia’s Edgardo Baltodano Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Facebook Commentscenter_img After canceling a scheduled friendly against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines because of complications with the travel itinerary, Costa Rica’s Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL) has now gone to Plan B: an exhibition match against Nicaragua scheduled for Dec. 15 in Liberia.Nicaragua has enjoyed one of its best string of performances under Costa Rican-born coach Henry Duarte. The team sits on a 6-2-1 record for 2015, despite not advancing to the fourth round of the region’s World Cup qualifying bracket. The Nicas rank 92nd in the latest FIFA poll while Costa Rica rose three spots to 37th in the December standings.FEDEFUTBOL President Rodolfo Villalobos said Friday that the national team couldn’t make it to the previously scheduled Dec. 15 visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to travel issues with multiple layovers and difficulty entering the Caribbean country at a time when it is swamped with national festivities and elections. “We can’t put our players through such a complicated flight itinerary,” Villalobos said.Head coach Óscar Ramírez has already announced his first set of call-ups for next week’s friendly, which include burly defender Kendall Waston and the experienced Roy Miller. Waston, a member of Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps was recently named to the All-11 team, an honor marking him as one of the league’s top players.last_img read more

Jet Airways seeking Kingfisher slots

first_imgJet Airways has reportedly jumped at the chance to acquire vacant slots in Mumbai, belonging to grounded carrier, Kingfisher.The airline is said to have approached the aviation ministry with plans to acquire three morning slots and three evening ones, The Times of India reported.An airline source told media four of the slots would be on domestic services while the remaining two would be on international routes.  The news comes less than a week after the government announced a withdrawal of all domestic and international flying slots belonging to Kingfisher Airlines, due to its indefinite suspension.The government said it would allot the slots to other airlines, to fill the 25,000 seats per week.As well as domestic routes, the slots apply to services operating to Britain, UAE, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Singapore.In other Jet Airways news, the airline has sold its three pairs of Heathrow slots to Etihad Airways, on a sale and lease back agreement.Click here for more information.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. Jet Airways reportedly looking to fly extra Mumbai services. Image” JetAirways.comlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation To be fair, the rumors don’t just materialize out of thin air. Though nobody can officially talk to other teams about deals, any talk is more than just putting the dots together and figuring out who needs what. It’s a fair point. The lockout has left everyone wondering what is going to happen. But the guess here is that the head coach has a pretty good idea of what will go down the second the lockout is lifted. But yes, some of the speculation is ridiculous, if not contradictory. Take the Marc Bulger talk. “And yet yesterday (Tuesday) there was a report that he (Bulger) didn’t even want to come here, to Arizona,” Whisenhunt said. “So which one is it? Is it, we’ve already worked a deal under the table or is it he does not want to come here?”center_img Ken Whisenhunt is not dumb. He hears all the rumors surrounding his team, especially the ones about which quarterback he’s going to get. However, as he told the Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers, he’s not sure where any of the speculation starts — especially the DRC for Kevin Kolb rumors. He did, though, say no one is untouchable.“I don’t even know where that speculation started about trading or what we’re going to give up,” he said. “We don’t even know if they (the Eagles) are willing to do that. That’s something that everybody speculates on.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more