Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh was recently in the news after his nomination for the highest Indian sports honour was rejected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Following the rejection, Harbhajan, has pleaded to the Punjab government (Sports Ministry) to look into the matter of the delay in his nomination for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, reaching the Central government.In a video posted on his official YouTube channel ‘Harbhajan Turbanator Singh’, the off-spinner made an emotional plea to the Sports Minister of the Punjab government, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi.”I have come to know from the media that my nomination filed by the Punjab government for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna has been declined by the Centre with the reason being that the papers arrived quite late. I’ve learned that due to this delay, I won’t be getting the award this year,” said Harbhajan.Harbhajan claimed that he had completed the formalities and submitted the form by March 20, 2019 itself and was curious to know how could the delay still occur.”I would like to plead the Sports Minister of the Punjab Government to start an inquiry into the matter as to why and how the delay occured. Because, as far as I can remember, I had got the forms submitted into his office by March 20, but still it got delayed. If it had been on time, I could’ve won the award this year,” reasoned Harbhajan.Harbhajan Singh also said that such instances could discourage sportspersons leading to a number of them getting ‘left behind’.advertisement”For every sportsperson, it’s an encouragement if his performances are recognised via awards. If such delays continue to happen, a number of players might get left behind and this is not right at some level. I hope that the the Minister concerned will definitely act on this and forward my nomination once again to the Centre,” concluded Harbhajan Singh.Read more | ‘Nothing confirmed yet’: Hasan Ali on marriage news with Indian girlAlso see:
Cristiano Ronaldo Roberto Carlos believes Cristiano Ronaldo has even more awards ahead of him Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 10:22 12/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Lionel Messi Primera División A pair of Real Madrid legends heaped praise on the club’s current star, who won the Ballon d’Or for a record-equalling fifth time on Thursday Roberto Carlos backed Cristiano Ronaldo to add to his Ballon d’Or collection after the Real Madrid star equalled Lionel Messi’s record haul of five.Ronaldo retained football’s most prestigious individual prize for the second year running on Thursday, named France Football’s player of the year ahead of Barcelona rival Messi.The 32-year-old claimed the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time in five years after guiding Madrid to La Liga and Champions League glory in 2016-17, while he moved past 600 career goals with a brace in last season’s European final against Juventus. 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 Iconic Madrid full-back Carlos lauded Ronaldo following the ceremony in Paris by saying: “He will get more. There will be more trophies to come.”He’ll get much more trophies.”Another dream come true. Unbelievable feeling. Thanks to my family, friends, teammates, coaches and everyone that stood by my side throughout the years. pic.twitter.com/A9jyYswePD— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 7, 2017Another Madrid legend was in attendance in the French capital – Brazil great Ronaldo.A two-time Ballon d’Or winner, who also won the FIFA World Player of the Year three times, Ronaldo heaped praise on his Portuguese namesake.”He deserves the award. And here we are to celebrate with him,” the 41-year-old said.
Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 13:53 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Redmi K20 is coming with a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution.The base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage could cost approximately Rs 23,000.The top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage could cost Rs 30,000.When it comes to value-for-money smartphones, no one can beat Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is the latest example of that and Xiaomi is set to repeat that once again with the upcoming Redmi K20. The phone is set to make its debut in China tomorrow and Xiaomi India has already confirmed that India will get the phone very soon. Ahead of the launch, there’s the usual array of leaks giving out most of the expected specifications and a new one has just popped up. This time, it’s an official poster.The leaked official poster of the Redmi K20 is floating around on Weibo, revealing all specifications and pricing for all variants. It’s confirmed that Xiaomi will offer the Redmi K20 in three variants with different RAM and storage amounts. However, what’s weird is that the Redmi K series is supposed to come in two flavours – a standard Redmi K20 with a Snapdragon 730 chipset and the high-end Redmi K20 Pro with a Snapdragon 855 chipset. The poster shows the Redmi K20 with a Snapdragon 855, meaning that this could be the variant India might get soon.Design wise, the Redmi K20 looks similar to the renders we have seen so far. The rear has an eye-catchy gradient design with a unique triple camera arrangement. The front is adorned by a fullscreen bezel-less display with no notch. With the notch eliminated, the front camera sits in a pop-up mechanism. There’s also an in-display fingerprint sensor visible on the display. And since there are chances that this is the India-bound model, it’s important that we should have a closer look at what it reveals.advertisementRedmi K20 Indian variant specifications:–The Redmi K20 gets the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset similar to other premium flagship phones in India. Xiaomi in its teasers confirmed that India will get the Snapdragon 855 variant.–There will be a triple rear camera module, of which the primary one will get a 48-megapixel camera.–The poster also hints towards a 4000mAh battery with possible support for fast charging.–If some previous leaks are to be considered, then the Redmi K20 will sport a 6.3-inch full HD+ AMOLED display. The front camera will hold a 20-megapixel sensor.Redmi K20 Indian variant pricing:The poster has also revealed the possible pricing of the Indian Redmi K20, which are:–The base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost 2299 Yuan (approximately Rs 23,000).–The second variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost 2499 Yuan (approximately Rs 25,000).–The top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will cost 2899 Yuan (approximately Rs 30,000).ALSO READ | This is your first look at Redmi K20 before official launch: In-display sensor and no bezels confirmedALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi K20 price may start at around Rs 20,000, predicts analystALSO READ | Redmi K20 Pro prices leaked: 6GB RAM variant may start from Rs 26,000 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow RedmiFollow XiaomiFollow smartphonesFollow android This is Redmi K20 that may launch in India with Snapdragon 855 and price around Rs 23,000The Indian variant of the Redmi K20 will come with a Snapdragon 855 chipset and is supposed to the flagship Redmi offering this year. Xiaomi could price it around Rs 23,000 in India.advertisement
For OnePlus, it is one-market-one-TV mantra for now and for India this is 55-inch OnePlus QLED 4K TV
Next Javed Anwer New DelhiAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 16:04 IST HIGHLIGHTSOnePlus wants to bring a change in the general TV viewing experience with the OnePlus TV.OnePlus promises superior software experience mated to world-class hardware in the OnePlus TV.At the beginning, OnePlus will only come out with a single size of the OnePlus TV.It’s official even if OnePlus CEO Pete Lau wouldn’t yet confirm it. Contrary to all the wild rumours that hinted at OnePlus TV launching in September in India with screen sizes of 43-inch and 55-inch, the official word is that OnePlus will launch only one smart and premium TV for now. In India this TV will have a screen size of 55-inch, a detail shared by OnePlus on Twitter, and it will be a premium TV with QLED display, Android TV OS comparable to, says Lau, “the premium TVs sold by big TV brands like Samsung and Sony.”Some details about the upcoming OnePlus TV are available but most of the key bits are not known. The key bits, though, aren’t that important right now. They will be once people go out to buy the OnePlus TV when it comes to market in early October — launch is likely in late September in India — but for now, Lau believes that OnePlus fans need to understand what the OnePlus TV is going to stand for. He says that it is going to stand for everything that OnePlus phones stand for: solid basics, premium experience at a relatively better price and great attention to detail.Just like the OnePlus phones, says Lau, the OnePlus TV will be “smooth and fast”. It will come with software that is a delight to use and does not fight with users.Just like how it was at the beginning for OnePlus phones, to start with, there will be only one variant of OnePlus TV. “For now our approach is going to be one-market-one-TV. We will launch the OnePlus TV with a screen size in India that is most appropriate for Indian users who are looking to get a premium TV. And in this TV we want to give the people the best that is possible while keeping the TV price reasonable.”advertisementFor now, Lau will not talk about the price or the exact screen size. But as I spoke with him in his room in a 5-star Mumbai hotel, I pointed at an expensive smart and slim TV in front of me and asked him to compare the OnePlus TV with it. “Definitely better and bigger than that. We have a different set of image quality and design standards in mind. Our TV is better than what we see in front of us,” Lau said, hinting that not only the OnePlus TV would be bigger than a 45-inch TV but it would also likely be more dynamic looking.The size was later revealed by OnePlus India on its Twitter page. This turns out to be 55-inch. The details of the resolution have not been revealed but Lau is clear. OnePlus is “benchmarking OnePlus TV against the best” and that not only means the OnePlus TV using QLED display — it is confirmed by the company — but also certain to sport 4K resolution.Why one Plus TV?Before OnePlus CEO Lau would talk of what his company is putting in the OnePlus TV, he spoke of why at all a new TV was required in an already crowded market. The reasons are both commercial and personal.OnePlus believes that TV is going to be a device that will be at the centre of our digital lives once it has been reinvented to connect to mobile phones, IoT products like smart bulbs and other gadgets in the home. That is the key reason why the company is going to launch a smart premium TV in late September in India. That sort of role for TV is still “4-5 years away” believes Lau.But that is not the only reason. OnePlus is also launching a new TV because for Pete Lau it is personal. He is fed up of all TVs — and particularly the one from a big TV brand that he uses — that are available in the market right now.We will launch the OnePlus TV with a screen size in India that is most appropriate for Indian users who are looking to get a premium TV”Traditional TV experience is horrible. The TVs are slow, often their picture quality is not good, the remotes are ugly. They lack one thing or other,” he says while pointing at a remote of a set-top box kept on the tablet in front of him. “When I bought the TV that I use I found the experience frustrating. It is slow. It is as if the whole industry has ignored fastness and smoothness in TV software. Also, no brand has achieved a good combination of image quality and smart software.”advertisementOnePlus TV: Faster, smarter seamless connectivityGiven that most of the TVs, even the premium TVs, lack this or that right now, with the OnePlus TV Lau hopes to give consumers a devices that will be better than the rest when it comes software and speed, and will at least match the best image quality offered by some of the top premium TVs.How OnePlus hopes to do that is by focussing on some key core areas. For hardware, these core areas are image quality, sound quality and design. For software experience, these core areas are content, smoothness and interconnectivity.”To ensure that OnePlus TV delivers on the image quality part, we are using QLED screen in it. Consumers believe that QLED is one of the best technologies available and that is what we are going to give to them,” says Lau. He will not go into specifics of the OnePlus TV screen, but it is almost certain that the QLED panel in the TV will come from Samsung, which has perfected the technology and also uses it in its own premium TVs. As noted earlier, the size of the OnePlus TV screen is going to be 55 inches and it is certain to use 4K resolution. The hardware quality one the OnePlus TV is top-notch, asserts Lau. “We apply the same standards to the TV that we use for our phones. The manufacturing cost of a usual remote is around Rs 200. But the remote we are using for OnePlus TV has a cost that is nearly 10X because we are using quality component and manufacturing process tuned for best experience,” he says.The picture quality, although important, is just one part of the portrait that Pete Lau paints for the OnePlus TV. Software and content is also key, and in these areas too, Lau is hoping to break some new ground. “OnePlus phones are known for speed and we feel that OnePlus TV will be equally fast. It is using Android TV OS but we have worked with Google to improve the speed and smoothness of the software significantly,” says Lau.OnePlus has also added a number of features to the Android TV OS it is going to use in the OnePlus TV. “A television and mobile phone should connect seamlessly. With the launch of the OnePlus TV we are going to own both pieces of equation and that will separate our TV as well as our phones from others. A OnePlus phone and OnePlus TV will connect seamlessly. For example, you will be able to type on your OnePlus phone to do searches on the OnePlus TV,” says Lau.OnePlus phones are known for speed and we feel that OnePlus TV will be equally fast. It is using Android TV OS but we have worked with Google to improve the speed and smoothness of the software significantlyFinally, there is the content part. The content is one reason why OnePlus TV will be launched first in India before it goes to any other country. OnePlus has managed to get content deals with its partners for India. “We have a good reputation. OnePlus brand is well respected and our user base is strong and influential. This helped us get the right content partnerships,” says Lau. Yet again he is shying away from discussing specifics but it is easy to guess that OnePlus TV will come integrated with Amazon Prime considering that it will be sold online exclusively through Amazon India website.advertisementOne more thing…This one more thing — and arguably the most important thing — is price and OnePlus is not yet ready to reveal it. “We have not yet finalised the price but we have a range in mind,” says Lau. “OnePlus TV will not be cheap, it is a premium product created using quality materials. All of that cost money, but there are ways we save cost. We will sell the TV on Amazon so we save some channel cost. This is similar to how we save cost on OnePlus phones. So, we will price OnePlus TV lower compared to other premium TVs in its class.”That is all Lau will say about the price of the OnePlus TV for now. For anything, more OnePlus fans will have to wait until its launch. Thankfully the launch is likely just a month away.ALSO READ | OnePlus confirms QLED screen for 55-inch OnePlus TV, could be cheapest smart QLED TV in IndiaALSO READ | OnePlus TV launch in September: Likely features, sale date, possible India price and everything else we knowALSO READ | OnePlus TV will be exclusively available on Amazon India, launch to take place in SeptemberGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow Oneplus For OnePlus, it is one-market-one-TV mantra for now and for India this is 55-inch OnePlus QLED 4K TVTalking to India Today Tech, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says the OnePlus TV will indeed be different from what we have seen so far. Just like its smartphones, OnePlus wants to bring a change in the smart TV industry.advertisement
People across Halifax Regional Municipality will soon have more opportunities and places to be physically active thanks to a $774,000 investment from the province’s recreation facility development program. Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, announced the investments today, June 10, for community groups, not-for-profit organizations and associations in Halifax Regional Municipality. “Providing children, families and seniors with accessible places to participate in sport and recreation is a key part of our plan to build safer, healthier communities,” said Mr. Barnet. “These groups have worked hard to improve their communities and we are proud to support them with these investments.” The grants will be used to develop trail systems, build playgrounds, and construct skate boarding parks. Recreation facility development is a $3-million program that helps municipalities and community groups plan, construct, renovate, conserve or acquire facilities for public recreation. Eligible projects include community centres, pools, sport facilities, parks, playgrounds, trails and other outdoor facilities. Community groups develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation. They work with Health Promotion and Protection staff to plan projects and apply for funding. The recreation facility development grant program provides up to one third of capital costs; communities are responsible for raising the rest. The program will help create about $14.5 million in construction through 84 organizations. “Our goal is to make Nova Scotia the healthiest province in the country,” said Mr. Barnet. “These announcements represent another positive step toward reaching that goal.” Recreation facility development is one part of the province’s commitment to invest $68 million in sport and recreation infrastructure by the year 2017.
Plus de 400 adultes de la province ont une bonne raison de célébrer après avoir reçu leur diplôme d’études secondaires de l’École de formation des adultes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. La série de cérémonies de collation des diplômes pour les apprenants adultes se terminera aujourd’hui 26 juin. En tout, 23 cérémonies ont eu lieu à l’échelle de la province au cours des deux dernières semaines. Mark Parent, ministre du Travail et du Développement de la main-d’oeuvre, a souhaité aux diplômés un grand succès pour la mise en application de leurs nouvelles compétences lors d’une cérémonie au Flexible Learning and Education Centres de Bedford. « Je félicite tous les apprenants adultes qui ont récemment obtenu leur diplôme d’études secondaires en Nouvelle-Écosse, » a dit M. Parent. « Vous bâtissez une meilleure vie pour vous-même et pour votre famille et, en fin de compte, vous contribuez à la prospérité continue de notre province. « J’ai hâte de voir les nombreuses contributions que vous apporterez à la main-d’oeuvre néo-écossaise. » L’École de formation des adultes de la Nouvelle-Écosse est une initiative du ministère du Travail et du Développement de la main-d’oeuvre. Depuis sa création en 2001, près de 2 800 adultes néo-écossais ont reçu leur diplôme d’études secondaires. « L’École de formation des adultes de la Nouvelle-Écosse offre des possibilités flexibles aux adultes qui souhaitent retourner aux études et acquérir les compétences et les titres nécessaires pour réussir dans la communauté et sur le marché du travail, » a dit Bobbi Boudreau, directrice de la division de la formation des adultes du ministère du Travail et du Développement de la main-d’oeuvre. « La grande majorité de nos diplômés poursuivent avec succès des études postsecondaires ou trouvent un emploi intéressant. » L’École de formation des adultes de la Nouvelle-Écosse assure la coordination d’une gamme de programmes de formation pour les adultes qui souhaitent améliorer leurs capacités de lecture et d’écriture ou terminer leurs études secondaires. Plus de 140 programmes gratuits sont offerts à l’échelle de la province, en partenariat avec le Nova Scotia Community College, les conseils scolaires régionaux, l’Université Sainte-Anne et les organismes communautaires d’apprentissage.
Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook From Indigenous rights to multiculturalism to the controversial ‘notwithstanding clause’ and others, participating filmmakers have each selected a specific aspect of the Charter to explore, looking at how it resonates in the stories of their fellow Canadians. Intended to provoke and spark conversations, each short film follows its own narrative but are all stylistically linked to present a cohesive experience for viewers.Films included in In the Name of All Canadians are:LAST RESORTD: Vivian Belik & Jennifer Bowen-AllenAn exploration of the precedent-setting case which sees the first ever Indigenous freedom of religion challenge to go before the Supreme Court of Canada.NOTWITHSTANDINGD: Patrick Reed & Andréa SchmidtAdopting a creative approach to speculative documentary and pushing the film in a dystopian direction, a doomsday scenario is imagined when Section 33, the notwithstanding clause, uses the Charter against itself.LONG WAY HOMED: Aisha Jamal & Ariel NasrMobility rights come into question when the Canadian Government denies re-entry to a Sudanese-born Canadian after false allegations of terrorism.LESSONS INJUSTICED: Karen ChapmanDanardo Jones sets out on a car ride with his teenage son in hopes of having a conversation that some parents dread and others are unaware of. As a lawyer, Jones is well aware that the law can do little to protect his son against the anti-black racism and discrimination that has become a part of his complicated Canadian identity.THE INSPECTORD: Jérémie Wookey & Annick Marion; P: Jérémie Wookey & Janelle WookeyWell before minority language educational rights were in place, the difficulties in teaching French in Manitoba public schools are recalled through a story of school inspectors in the 1930’s and 1940’s.IN PARTD: Khoa LêA mosaic in the form of a series of Canadian portraits and micro interviews, ranging from topics related to the Charter, to the existential, to the seemingly insignificant. Inspired by the Proust questionnaire.The screening event on June 28 will include a photography exhibit featuring the work of Khoa Lê. The exhibit will showcase portraits of Canadian citizens and will reflect on Canada’s diversity and multiculturalism.After the film’s run at the cinema, Hot Docs will fully leverage the extensive theatrical, educational and online distribution partnerships and programs it has cultivated to share In the Name of All Canadians with audiences across the country and beyond in special screening events with partner festivals and film organizations. The film will also be made available online, joining the Hot Docs Collection on iTunes, and other participating platforms. In the fall, the compilation and accompanying educational resources will be available to teachers as part of Docs For Schools, Hot Docs’ education program that offers over 95,000 students free access to documentaries each year.Thank you to Maclean’s for being the media sponsor of the world premiere of In the Name of All Canadians. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario..Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca), North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, presented its 24th annual edition from April 27-May 7, 2017. An outstanding selection of 228 documentary films Canada and around the world were presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs also mounted a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and the Doc Shop. Hot Docs owns the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.Hot Docs is proud to include Scotiabank as its Presenting Platinum Partner, Bell Media, CBC Docs, and Rogers Group of Funds as its Presenting Partners, and Telefilm Canada and the Government of Ontario as its Major Supporters.. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto, May 30, 2017 – To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Hot Docs will host a free screening of the world premiere of In the Name of All Canadians, a compilation of six short documentaries that each examine a right listed in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A milestone endeavor for Hot Docs, the documentary marks the first-time the organization has commissioned a film. The world premiere event of In the Name of All Canadians, which will include a special Q&A with participating filmmakers, will be held on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Following the world premiere, In the Name of All Canadians will screen at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema beginning on June 30 for a limited engagement.“The 150 celebrations are prompting Canadians across the country to have conversations about our national values and identity, not just in the past but as we look forward,” said Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie. “Hot Docs is proud to be able to bring to those conversations the perspectives of independent Canadian documentary filmmakers who have taken the opportunity to connect real world stories to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is often abstract and removed from our daily lives. We hope these films prompt valuable reflections and dialogue with audiences, and stand historically as an important document about the Canadian experience at this important milestone.”“Canada’s stories, shaped by our incredible diversity, deserve to be celebrated and shared with the world,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “In honour of Canada 150, our government is proud to support Hot Docs’ In the Name of All Canadians, an exciting film project that allows us to examine our history, heritage, and what makes us Canadian through a unique exploration of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” Advertisement Advertisement
A new Government of National Unity was sworn in earlier this month in Yemen after warring factions signed an agreement in November on a transitional settlement under which President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to hand over power to Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour al-Hadi.Yesterday, the Secretary General’s Special Adviser for Yemen, Jamal Benomar, reported that the process is moving forward and the agreement is being implemented, with the Government already having taken action to restore peace and stability.The Council, in a statement read out to the press by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin of Russia, which holds the rotating presidency of the 15-member body for this month, stated that the political agreement should be implemented in “a transparent and timely manner, and in a spirit of inclusion and reconciliation.”The agreement followed months of deadly clashes between supporters and opponents of Mr. Saleh and his regime, part of the so-called Arab Spring movement that has swept the Middle East and North Africa this year.The Council expected the parties “to continue to honour the timetable set out in the agreement, including the presidential elections on 21 February, the national dialogue, the constitutional review and the programme of reforms to tackle the profound security, humanitarian, and economic challenges that Yemen faces,” the statement added.It also urged all parties to reject violence, and reiterated that all those responsible for violence, human rights violations and abuses should be held accountable.In addition, the Council emphasized the need for unimpeded humanitarian access to address the growing crisis in the country, where UN relief officials say large segments of the population are enduring chronic deprivation exacerbated by the breakdown of the delivery of essential social services as a result of civil unrest and widespread violence. 22 December 2011The Security Council today welcomed the progress made so far in implementing the agreement for a peaceful transition of power in Yemen, and called on the parties to ensure that they adhere to the timetable set out for the process.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed little changed Wednesday, supported by rising oil and copper prices amid further evidence of a slow housing recovery and strong corporate earnings in the U.S.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11579.15 +0.07% +7.96S&P 500 — 1372.78 +0.61% +9.11Dow — 12908.70 +0.81% +103.16Nasdaq — 2942.60 +1.12% +32.56But the market was held back by sliding gold stocks as bullion fell for a third session.The S&P/TSX composite index inched up 7.96 points to 11,579.15 while traders took in major dealmaking.Canada’s fourth-largest cable company has a deal to acquire a U.S. system operator for US$1.36-billion. Montreal-based Cogeco Cable Inc. says it has a definitive agreement to buy Atlantic Broadband, a private company that operates in five states. The deal will be Cogeco’s entry into the United States. Cogeco stock slid $6.60 or 14.83% to $37.90.The Canadian dollar was up 0.18 of a cent at 98.94 cents US.The TSX Venture Exchange added 5.59 points to 1,182.34.U.S. markets turned higher as American builders last month broke ground on the most new homes and apartments in nearly four years.The U.S. Commerce Department says that housing starts rose 6.9% in June from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 760,000, which beat expectations of 743,000. At the same time, the number of permits to build homes, a sign of future construction, fell 3.7% to 755,000. But that’s down from May’s three-and-a-half-year high.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 103.16 points to 12,908.7.The Nasdaq composite index was ahead 32.56 points to 2,942.6 and the S&P 500 index was up 9.11 points to 1,372.78.Shares in Intel shook off early weakness to move up 83 cents to $26.21 following an announcement Tuesday after the close that the weak global economy is slowing its growth, and revenue for the current quarter is likely to come in below forecasts.Intel’s second-quarter net income was US$2.83-billion, or 54 cents per share, down 4.3% from a year earlier, as operating expenses rose faster than revenue. Net income beat forecasts by two cents.Honeywell International, a big technology and manufacturing company, reported an 11% increase in second-quarter income Wednesday, more than Wall Street was expecting, thanks to higher demand for its products. Honeywell also raised its forecast for full-year profits. Honeywell’s stock jumped $3.64 to US$58.18.After the close, there was further good news from IBM. The tech bellwether turned in earnings per share of US$3.51, beating analyst estimates by nine cents a share. Its stock moved up 0.75% in after-hours trading.Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve’s latest take on growth said the U.S. economy grew at a “modest to moderate” pace over the last month and a half as more districts are reporting slowing growth.However, the so-called Beige Book, which covered the economy between June and early July, said three regions, up from one in the last survey, reported slowing growth. The slowdown appeared to be concentrated in the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions, as the New York, Philadelphia and Cleveland districts saw slowing growth.Fed chairman Ben Bernanke earlier Wednesday told a congressional panel that despite slowing economic conditions, he does not expect the U.S. to fall into recession.Investors also watched Bernanke’s comments to see if the central bank may be close to launching another round of bond purchases. But some analysts questioned whether another round of stimulus is what is needed for the economic recovery.“Governments around the world, namely the U.S., have to get themselves off of this addiction that the Fed will come in and rescue the day,” said Chris Kuflik, wealth adviser at ScotiaMcLeod in Montreal.“I was actually kind of happy that he didn’t (unveil new stimulus measures Tuesday). Because to me, that means that things are not quite as bad as they seem.”The base metals group led TSX advancers, up 1.33% as copper prices gained two cents to US$3.47 a pound. Ivanhoe Mines improved by 56 cents to $8.84 while Thompson Creek Metals edged up seven cents to $2.63.Intel’s better-than-expected earnings helped push the Canadian tech sector 0.6% higher as CGI Group climbed 33 cents to $23.99, while Open Text climbed 70 cents to $48.16.The consumer staples sector was up 0.68% as convenience store chain Alimentation Couche Tard gained 45 cents to $48.37. Couche-Tard Inc. says it has a deal to acquire 27 locations in the State of Washington through its Circle K division. The price of the acquisition is being kept confidential.The TSX energy sector rose 0.3% as the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 65 cents to a seven-week high of US$89.87 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources climbed 76 cents to C$28.07.Financials were also positive as Scotiabank rose 24 cents to $52.29.The gold sector was the weakest component, down 1.77% as gold faded $18.70 to US$1,570.80 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. gave back $1.24 to C$32.86 and Barrick Gold Corp. shed 42 cents to $34.66.Elsewhere on the earnings front, fertilizer company Agrium Inc. said that it is expecting record earnings for the second quarter. The Calgary-based firm said earnings will be in the range of $5.40 to $5.50 diluted earnings per share while first half earnings will come in at a range of $6.72 to $6.82 per share. Agrium said the revised estimates are about 15% higher than previously announced. Its stock moved up $2.78 to $96.69.Here’s the news investors were watching today:Canadians’ debt burden to get worse, Bank of Canada warnsU.S. economy cooling, hiring tepid: Fed Beige BookBank of America swings back to profit as chief takes aim at costsCogeco taps U.S. market with $1.36-billion deal for Atlantic BroadbandON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Wholesale trade (May): Economists expect 0.2% rise UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 364,000 claims, up from last week 10 a.m.Existing homes sales (June): Economists expect 1.5% rise from the month before Philly Fed index (July): Economists expect reading of -8 Leading indicators (June): Economists expect decline of 0.1% CORPORATE NEWSCANADAShoppers Drug Mart Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 70¢ a share Nexen Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 45¢ West Fraser Timber Co Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 35¢ UNITED STATESGoogle Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$10.05 a share Microsoft Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 62¢ Morgan Stanley Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 43¢ Verizon Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 64¢ Capital One Financial Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.35 Philip Morris International Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.34 PPG Industries Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$2.37 Sherwin-Williams Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$2.12 Safeway Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 49¢
Maldives must restore ex-President Mohamed Nasheed’s right to stand for office, including the office of President, the UN Human Rights Committee concluded in a finding made public today. The finding of violations of human rights was made in response to two individual complaints by Nasheed filed in 2013 and 2016.Nasheed, first brought to a Maldivian court in 2012, was ultimately charged with terrorism and sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment in March 2015. As a result, he was disqualified from running in presidential elections for 16 years — the term of his sentence plus an additional three years. The UN human rights experts found that the judicial proceedings in which Nasheed was convicted were based on vague legislation, contained serious flaws and violated his right to a fair trial under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The Committee also found that the resulting restrictions on Nasheed’s right to stand for office violated his rights to political participation under article 25 of the ICCPR. “Political rights can be suspended or restricted only in exceptional circumstances and under certain conditions. And judicial proceedings that violate the right to fair trial can render the resulting restriction of political rights arbitrary,” said Sarah Cleveland, member of the UN Human Rights Committee. The Human Rights Committee oversees implementation by States parties of the ICCPR. Nasheed was able to make a complaint to the Human Rights Committee because the State Party in question, Maldives, is also a party to the Optional Protocol to that Covenant.The Committee’s decision of 4 April, which was made public today, further directs Maldives to “quash the author’s conviction, review the charges against him taking into account the present Views, and, if appropriate, conduct a new trial ensuring all fair trial guarantees.” “As a party to the ICCPR, Maldives is obliged to make full reparation to individuals whose rights have been violated. We have asked Maldives to inform us within 180 days about the measures they have taken to implement our decision,” said Mr. Yuval Shany, Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Committee. (Colombo Gazette/Asia Pacific Daily)
TORONTO — Toys R Us Canada says it’s business as usual amid reports that the retailer’s U.S. counterpart is preparing to liquidate operations in the United States.The Canadian retailer says it has no information or comment about various media reports that say Toys R Us is making preparations to close all of its U.S. stores.The U.S. and Canadian divisions of Toys R Us have been under court protection from creditors since September.Toys ‘R’ Us is said to ready for liquidation of U.S. operationsToys ‘R’ Us stores in Canada to stay open as troubled retailer closes 180 in U.S.Media reports say that Toys R Us could close all 880 of its U.S. stores after failing to find a buyer or reach an agreement with its creditors.Toys R Us Canada has about 82 stores as well as an e-commerce site — making it about one-tenth the size of its American counterpart.Toys R Us Canada’s vice-president for marketing, Clint Gaudry, said in emailed statement late Thursday that the company continues to honour all of its customer policies and programs such as its baby registry, gift cards and loyalty points.“Our business in Canada is operating as usual,” Gaudry said.
At a ceremony in the capital Freetown, witnessed by President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, the agreement was signed by Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Solomon Berewa on behalf of the Government and by Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Hans Corell on behalf of the UN. The signing was the culmination of a process that began in 2000 with the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1315 in which Secretary-General Kofi Annan was asked to negotiate the creation of an independent special court with the Sierra Leonean Government. The Court will have temporal jurisdiction over war crimes committed since 30 November 1996 and the Secretary-General will appoint a prosecutor, as well as the majority of the trial and appeals judges to assure the tribunal’s independence. In his remarks at the signing ceremony, Mr. Corell called the agreement “the first step on the path to combating impunity and addressing the accountability for the serious crimes committed in Sierra Leone that have shocked the conscience of mankind.” Mr. Corell also appealed to the people of Sierra Leone to support the work of the Special Court as well as the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, urging the traditional leaders to set the example and encourage their people to cooperate with the two institutions.
“The Secretary-General reiterates that everyone is entitled to enjoy the same basic rights and live a life of worth and dignity without discrimination,” his spokesperson said, adding that this concept is embedded in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Ugandan Constitution.President Yoweri Museveni yesterday signed into law the bill which calls for a 14-year jail term for a first conviction and imprisonment for life for the offence of “aggravated homosexuality”.Mr. Ban convoyed his concerns yesterday about the bill, which was not yet signed at the time, to Ambassador Richard Nduhuura, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the UN, and has expressed the UN’s support “to achieve change on this matter”.Both he and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay have decried the principles of the law which “could fuel prejudice as well as encourage harassment and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons”. In today’s statement, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson noted that Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), also spoke out against the law saying it may obstruct effective responses to the virus.Mr. Ban has appealed for the complete and universal decriminalization of homosexuality, still a criminal offence in some 76 countries, stressing that human rights must always trump cultural attitudes and societal strictures.
Green BayRashan GaryDE1211.2+0.8 PittsburghDevin BushLB1015.5-5.5 WashingtonDwayne HaskinsQB158.8+6.2 TennesseeJeffery SimmonsDT1929.5-10.5 With the first round of the NFL draft complete, it appears that the wisdom of the crowds wasn’t particularly wise. The first three picks went relatively as expected, but the draft went off script with the Oakland Raiders’ pick at No. 4 overall: defensive end Clelin Ferrell of Clemson — a player who mock drafters believed would go somewhere in the middle of the first round. The Raiders’ pick was the first of many that defied expectations and left amateur GMs scratching their heads.In the case of the New York Giants, some fans were banging their heads against the wall and collapsing in tears. New York, which passed on many quarterbacks a year ago to take running back Saquon Barkley, took Duke QB Daniel Jones at No. 6. Jones averaged a 20.4 pick in mock drafts taken in the last 30 days before the draft but came off the board an eyebrow-raising 14.4 picks earlier. The Giants seemed to be trying to get ahead of a quarterback run that didn’t exist: Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins lasted until Washington took him at No. 15 (6.2 picks later than expected), and no subsequent QBs were taken on Thursday night.But the New York football Giants, armed with three picks in the first round alone, weren’t finished reaching. Using the 17th overall pick they acquired when they dealt Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, the Giants selected DT Dexter Lawrence of Clemson, 10.5 picks earlier than expected. The Giants were able to capture some surplus value with their third and final pick of the first round, however: Georgia CB Deandre Baker lasted 3.2 picks longer than expected and should help fill the void in the Giants secondary that was left when Eli Apple was traded to New Orleans last October for picks in the fourth and seventh rounds. Tampa BayDevin WhiteLB57.0-2.0 The NFL draft has been full of surprisesThe first round of the 2019 NFL draft by each player’s pick and his average draft position (ADP) in mock drafts since March 26, 2019 New EnglandN’Keal HarryWR3229.3+2.7 WashingtonMontez SweatDE2610.6+15.4 MiamiChristian WilkinsDT1319.0-6.0 BaltimoreMarquise BrownWR2525.4-0.4 Green BayDarnell SavageS2154.7-33.7 N.Y. GiantsDexter LawrenceDT1727.5-10.5 CincinnatiJonah WilliamsOT1113.3-2.3 The selections of Lawrence and Ferrell were part of a larger trend: NFL GMs appear to have been particularly enamored with Clemson players. Three Tiger defensive standouts from the national championship team were selected in the first round, and they went 10.5 slots earlier on average than mock drafts predicted.A dominant theme of the night, as expected, was NFL teams trying to find the next star pass rusher. But it was a pass rusher who had the biggest slide down the board among the first-round selections. Washington appears to have gotten a substantial value when it selected Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat 26th overall. In a draft class stacked with edge rushing talent, Sweat came off the board 15.4 picks later than expected.1Sweat was diagnosed with a heart condition earlier this year, which may have caused his stock to drop, but it was reported Thursday that the diagnosis could have been wrong.When we look at all 32 first-round picks, the correlation between what mock drafters expected and what actually occurred was about the same in 2019 as it was in 2018. In 2019, the average draft position in mock drafts explained 48 percent of variance, down slightly from 49 percent of variance explained in 2018. This year’s first round skewed toward reaches, with six teams trading up on draft day to get their guys. Overall, players came off the board six picks earlier than expected; last year, that difference was five spots.As a result, Day 2 of the draft should be one in which savvy teams can find more value than they may have initially anticipated. That could even drive more pick swapping, as teams look to swoop in and grab coveted players like mock draft darling D.K. Metcalf on the cheap. PhiladelphiaAndre DillardOT2217.6+4.4 CarolinaBrian BurnsLB1616.0+0.0 Sources: NFL, Ben Robinson HoustonTytus HowardOT2360.7-37.7 San FranciscoNick BosaDE22.1-0.1 OaklandJosh JacobsRB2427.2-3.2 N.Y. JetsQuinnen WilliamsDT33.7-0.7 DenverNoah FantTE2022.9-2.9 DetroitTJ HockensonTE813.0-5.0 AtlantaKaleb McGaryOT3143.3-12.3 teamplayerPositionpickADPdiff JacksonvilleJosh AllenLB73.7+3.3 BuffaloEd OliverDT99.3-0.3 L.A. ChargersJerry TilleryDT2831.6-3.6 MinnesotaGarrett BradburyC1825.7-7.7 N.Y. GiantsDaniel JonesQB620.4-14.4 SeattleL.J. CollierDE2962.9-33.9 OaklandJohnathan AbramS2733.6-6.6 OaklandClelin FerrellDE419.0-15.0 N.Y. GiantsDeandre BakerCB3026.8+3.2 AtlantaChris LindstromG1429.3-15.3 ArizonaKyler MurrayQB11.8-0.8 From ABC News:
Matt Storey is many things. He is a 22-year-old sports fanatic who can talk for hours about his favorite teams, players and even mascots. He is a ball boy at Huntington Park for the Columbus Clippers. He works at Riverside Methodist Hospital in patient transportation and environmental services. He is also developmentally disabled, which normally would keep someone from doing half the activities he does. Matt, who has trouble speaking, communicated through his parents. “He started in sixth grade being the manager for the eighth-grade basketball team,” said Ken Storey, his father. Matt participated in the Special Olympics growing up, but decided he enjoyed managing more. While at Dublin Coffman High School, he managed the football, wrestling and baseball teams. He loved going to the games and feeling like he was part of each team, even though he didn’t get to be on the field. Matt’s parents even bought him a Dublin Coffman helmet, which he wore on the sidelines with his No. 99 jersey. His hard work and personality did not go unnoticed, and his classmates voted him homecoming king in 2008. “Matt has the ability to adapt to those around him,” said Kim Storey, his mother. Matt was also able to hold jobs off the field in the school store and at Longhorn Steakhouse. “The amazing thing was that, at Longhorn, he learned the table numbers by associating them with professional athletes,” Kim said. It was during a trip to Huntington Park in 2009 that Kim felt she had found the perfect fit for Matt. “It is very hard to find employment for special needs. Everywhere I go, I wonder if it is a good place for Matt to work,” she said. “But when I was down at Huntington, I just got this feeling.” Matt’s parents put together a portfolio and sent it to George Robinson, the clubhouse manager. After looking at it and making a few phone calls, Robinson decided to give Matt a job. “He has a passion and a love for the game like I do,” Robinson said. “After we talked, we had a little special bond.” Robinson always keeps an eye on Matt by staying on the steps of the dugout or notifying the umpires about him. Matt learned quickly and did his job well. The players immediately took notice, and developed a fondness for his hard work. “All the players joke around with him,” Robinson said. “Matt is part of our family here.” When the Clippers were en route to their Governors Cup victory last year, they asked Matt to come to the ballpark and work during the playoffs. When the 2011 season was about to begin, Robinson sent the Storeys an email talking about how much the team wanted Matt back. The Storeys could not wait for Matt to don his uniform again this year. “We sit in the stands and just enjoy it,” Ken said. The journey from sixth-grade manager to working at Huntington Park has been as exciting for Matt as it has been for his parents. “The Clippers have been wonderful through all this,” Ken said. “To take a chance on a boy like Matt just speaks volumes about them.”
Ohio State’s Cole Gorski celebrates in mid-air at the Simmons-Harvey Quad in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Jan. 21, 2018. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State men’s track and field team finished third while the women’s team finished last at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona, after competing Friday and Saturday.The Jim Click Shootout hosted six teams: Ohio State, Illinois, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Auburn and Arizona. The Arizona men’s team and Kansas State women’s team captured titles at the event.Ohio State competed without its distance runners. This is the second consecutive meet Ohio State competed without its full roster.Men’s recapOhio State senior Cole Gorski reached new heights by claiming first place with a jump of 5.50 meters, breaking his own Ohio State outdoor record. The jump is currently tied for eighth in the country. Junior Coty Cobb finished second in pole vault behind his teammate with a jump of 5.05 meters. Ohio State racked up 18 points in pole vault alone.Ohio State placed first in the 4×100-meter relay. The team, consisting of freshman Eric Harrison, freshman Tavonte Mott, senior Drelan Bramwell and senior Duan Asemota, ran a time of 39.65 seconds. In triple-jump, junior DaJuan Seward finished second with a total of 15.14 meters jumped.In the 800-meter run, sophomore Alexander Lomong came in second with a time of 1:49.72.Women’s Recap The Ohio State women’s team picked up the most points during the 400-meter run. Senior Maggie Barrie finished in first place with a time of 52.91 seconds, junior Karrington Winters finished third at 53.32 and freshman Syaira Richardson finished fourth at 53.76.Senior Chantel Ray took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.41 seconds, her fastest time this season.Freshman Anavia Battle won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.28 seconds.Senior Madison Roberts finished second in pole vault, setting a season high of 3.85 meters.Ohio State’s 4×100-meter-relay team, made up of Barrie, freshman Anavia Battle, Richardson and Ray, ran a time of 44.73 seconds, which was good for Ohio State’s fastest time this season.The 4×400-meter-relay team, made up of Richardson, Barrie, Winters and senior Courtney Cloudy, placed second with a time 3:36.72.Ohio State will split up again next week. Part of the team will travel to Oxford, Ohio, for the All-Ohio Meet and the other group will head to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Invitational Friday and Saturday.
In a new study, scientists have identified the role of a molecule called PIM1 in driving and controlling triple-negative breast cancers.The research found that in the majority of such cancers, the molecule has been hijacked and over-produced, helping cancer cells to survive, in the face of chemotherapy.Researchers said targeting PIM1 and inhibiting production – could be key to successfully treating women who might otherwise have no hope. Thousands of women with the most deadly form of breast cancer could be given hope by a breakthrough treatment which could make chemotherapy effective.Charities hailed the advances as “hugely exciting” and said they could help cancer patients with few other options.The drug – already in trials as a leukaemia treatment – attacks cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy.This allows standard drugs to start working again, destroying the tumour.Scientists believe it could transform care for the 7,500 women a year diagnosed with “triple negative” breast tumours.Such cancers are more common in younger women, and are often aggressive, failing to respond to many of the main forms of treatment. Mammograms are used to detect signs of breast cancer Credit:PA Scientists said the study, by King’s College London and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, could see trials starting on women with breast cancer within two years.Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: “This is a hugely exciting advance for an important group of patients in desperate need of more treatment options.“Triple negative breast cancer is often aggressive and more common in younger women, and chemotherapy drugs remain the only option for these women. While these work very well for some, if patients’ cancers become resistant there are few other options.” “Triple-negative” cancers lack the three receptors which are normally used to classify breast cancers: those for oestrogen, progesterone and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). This means they cannot be treated with targeted drugs commonly used to interfere with these receptors, such as tamoxifen and aromatase and Herceptin.As a result, patients have few treatment options – typically chemotherapy in addition to surgery and radiotherapy.Professor Andrew Tutt, from the Institute of Cancer Research, said: “Many triple negative breast cancers are very resistant to chemotherapy and are ‘driven’ by genes that are very difficult to target with drugs.”The findings, published in Nature Medicine, suggest that the drugs “could strip triple-negative breast cancers of their defences so that they can be pushed over the cliff by other breast cancer treatments,” he said. A new targeted treatment for such patients would be a “major breakthrough” she said.Current trials of the drugs on patients with leukaemia suggest they are well-tolerated, giving grounds for optimism, she said. 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.
Nouvelles clés usb 3.0 chez AdataAdata propose trois nouvelles solutions pour conserver vos données de façon rapide et pratique : la N005 Pro, la S102 Pro et la C103. C’est en USB 3.0 et, bonne nouvelle vis à vis du format, elles ne sont pas hors de prix !L’USB 3.0, c’est bien, c’est rapide (avec un débit atteignant 600 Mo par seconde, soit dix fois plus que l’USB 2), mais c’est encore un peu onéreux dès lors que les capacités s’envolent.Adata souhaite pallier à ce problème et propose trois nouvelles clés en USB 3.0 avec des tarifs plus accessibles. La C103 (la plus à droite à l’image), disponible en 16 et 32 GB, dispose d’une partie à connecter rétractable. Utile pour éviter de perdre le bouchon, elle sera proposé, respectivement, à 15,90 et 23,90 euros.La S102 Pro (au centre), elle, sera également disponible dans les mêmes capacités que la précédente, mais semble, d’après le site Clubic, moins véloce que le modèle haut de gamme, la N005 Pro. Elle sera lancée à 16,90 en 16 GB, et 27,90 en 32 GB.À lire aussiLes PC passeront à la norme Thunderbolt en avril 2012Enfin, la clé N005 Pro, dispose d’un design avancé et sera proposée en 8,16,32 et 64 GB. Le modèle de base coûtera 19,90 euros, et celui donnant la plus grande capacité affichera un prix de 174,90 euros.Les trois dispositifs intègrent les logiciels OStoGo (pour permettre à la clé de pouvoir remplacer le disque d’installation Windows 7 par la clé) et UDFtoGo (pour synchroniser et sauvegarder automatiquement vos mails, vos fichiers et vos favoris). Le 20 octobre 2011 à 10:21 • Maxime Lambert
New Manchester United signing has addressed rumors of a rift in the club’s dressing room.The midfielder has spoken about reports suggesting there’s a bad atmosphere in the dressing room and a rift with Jose Mourinho.Following the defeat at Brighton last weekend, there were suggestions that Mourinho has lost the will of some of his players and there were reports he could be on the verge of losing the dressing room.But the Brazil international has hit back at the reports and insists the reality is the total opposite to what has been reported in the media.“The media love to talk,” Fred told ESPN Brazil, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“The dressing room has an excellent atmosphere. From what I’ve seen since I arrived, no one has a problem with anybody. It’s the contrary. Everyone wants to help everyone.”“(The criticism) is normal. We lost a match. It is a big team, a European giant. It is normal that people talk, but Mourinho is a great manager. I am really happy to be working with him.”“I’m really happy to be part of this group as well, because it is a really good and closed group. We are all finding solutions to help us improve on the pitch to find our victories.”“No one is happy after a defeat. I was very angry about this defeat [against Brighton] and we could have gone top, but this is football. Unfortunately, we didn’t play well, but now we have a big game in front of us and we need to try to improve and look for the victory.”“Unfortunately, the last match didn’t go as well, but day by day we are getting to know each other a little more and I am certain that this squad get better.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 19, 2017 – Nassau – Under the theme ‘Strengthening The Rule of Law Through Technology’, the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting 2017 (CLMM) takes place at Baha Mar, comprising Attorneys General, Law Ministers, and Delegates from the Commonwealth of Nations, October 16-19, 2017 at Baha Mar’s Convention Center.The group photo was taken at the Official Opening Ceremony on Monday, addressed by the Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp