Slamming Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav for possessing property worth over ₹3 crore in Patna, which was recently attached by the Income Tax Department, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday asked him to publicly explain how he came to own such a large property in the State capital. Mr. Yadav said in response that Mr. Sushil Modi was in the habit of making frivolous allegations against his family but “never turns up for one-on-one discussions”.Mr. Modi told journalists in Patna, “Tejashwi Yadav purchased the building on a 7,105 sq ft plot, priced at over ₹3.5 core at that time, through a shell company, Fairgrow Holdings, registered at a fake address in Kolkata. It is the same property that the I-T Department has been trying to find for the last year.”“Tejashwi [Yadav] should explain when the land was purchased and who owns this land and the house. He should also explain whose black money was invested in Fairgrow Holdings, which was not operational. He should also disclose what connection this house had with animal husbandry scam accused R. K. Rana.”Mr. Modi said that he, too, had stated in June 2017 that former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad’s family had purchased a large house in the State capital, but it was not detected at the time because the purchase was made through a shell company.
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Although he recently became the youngest player to post a triple-double, the 20-year-old point guard currently averages a horrid 31 percent field goal shooting based on his past 10 games.Appearing on the talk show Mike & Mike, the Laker legend-turned-executive shared why he has no intentions of asking his playmaker to change his peculiar shooting form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We can break it down with him, but we don’t want to mess with his shot. He’s proven that he’s knocked that shot down. And we want to encourage him to keep shooting,” Magic said, as relayed by USA Today.“I think it’s a fine line because what you have to do is first, he’s been shooting that way his whole life. So what we wanted to do is let him play his game,” Magic added. Dismay, disbelief as Italy miss World Cup for first time since 1958 LaVar Ball wants son Lonzo to shoot more: ‘You’re not going to make it if you don’t take it’ LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding But if his struggles continue throughout the season, Johnson said he might change his tone and help Ball become a more consistent shooter come next year.“Let him shoot the way he’s been shooting and hopefully they’ll go in. And so, we’re not gonna mess with it. We’re gonna let him shoot and play his game,” he stressed.“ If after the season, and he’s not shooting well, then we’ll sit down with him and say, ‘Hey, let’s maybe look at different way or let’s try to improve the way you are shooting.’” Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting styleADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, right, and Magic Johnson smile as they answer questions during the NBA basketball team’s news conference, Friday, June 23, 2017, in El Segundo, California. AP/Jae C. HongLonzo Ball attributes his early shooting woes as a psychological issue and it looks like Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson agrees with him.READ: Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues ‘just in my head’ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ
Five stories in the news for Friday, May 24———COURT TO RULE IF B.C. CAN LIMIT OIL FLOW IN KEY CASE FOR TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINEA British Columbia court is set to rule today whether the province can restrict shipments of diluted bitumen through its borders, in what will be a crucial decision for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The province filed a reference question to the B.C. Court of Appeal that asked whether it had the constitutional authority to create a permitting regime for companies that want to increase their flow of oilsands crude. B.C. argued the law is aimed at protecting its lands, rivers and lakes from hazardous substances, but Alberta and the federal government have said the goal is to delay or block the pipeline expansion.———CANADA SEEING SPIKE IN TEMPORARY VISAS AS MIGRANT WORKER ADVOCATES RAISE ALARMApplications for temporary resident visas issued to visitors, students and temporary workers in Canada have more than quadrupled since 2015, stretching the Immigration Department’s ability to process them, according to a federal report. The Immigration Department’s annual plan shows that in the fiscal year that ended March 2018, officials issued more than 5.7 million temporary visas and electronic travel authorizations, an increase from the 1.3 million issued two years earlier. Federal officials say the surge is due in part to an increase in international tourism in Canada — something the federal government has been trying hard to achieve. The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change says the numbers highlight Canada’s increasing reliance on migrant workers who don’t have the same rights and protections as other immigrants.———CANADA-CHINA RELATIONS HIT ‘ROCK BOTTOM’ AND AT ‘FREEZING POINT’: CHINESE ENVOYChina’s ambassador to Canada says the bilateral relationship is now at “rock bottom” compared to any time since diplomatic ties were first established decades ago. In prepared text for a speech Thursday, Lu Shaye said he’s saddened Canada-China relations are at what he called a “freezing point.” Lu’s remarks come at a time of heightened tensions following the December arrest of Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on an extradition request by the United States. The Huawei executive’s arrest has enraged China, which has since detained two Canadians on allegations of endangering Chinese national security, sentenced two Canadians to death for drug-related convictions and blocked key agricultural shipments..———THREE PEOPLE CHARGED IN ALLEGED ABUSE OF 17 CHILDREN ON MANITOBA FIRST NATIONTwo men and a foster mother have been charged following an investigation that police say found at least 17 children who were sexually and physically abused in a Manitoba Indigenous community. RCMP said they received three complaints between December 2017 and June 2018 that children from the Garden Hill First Nation had been sexually assaulted. Mounties worked with Child and Family Services and interviewed or assessed more than 150 children. After an 11-month investigation, officers determined 14 other children between three and 15 may have been sexually and physically abused between 2011 and 2017.———MAYOR OF NORTHWESTERN ALBERTA TOWN URGES FAST FINANCIAL AID TO WILDFIRE EVACUEESThe mayor of a northwestern Alberta town is urging the province to get financial aid flowing quickly to evacuees, as firefighters prepare for shifting winds that could push a powerful wildfire toward the community. Crystal McAteer of High Level said she called Premier Jason Kenney’s office on Thursday asking his government to sign off on pre-loaded debit cards for about 5,000 people who fled the town and nearby communities on Monday. She said she thinks the cards — for gas, food and other expenses — should have been available at reception centres by now. Alberta Wildfire incident commander Scott Elliot said the Chuckegg Creek fire had grown to 976 square kilometres from 920 square kilometres on Wednesday.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— The legal officer of the Supreme Court of Canada will give a briefing to members of the media today on the case of an Ontario trucker acquitted in the death of an Alberta woman referred to at trial as a “native” and a “prostitute.”— The Green party will choose a candidate for the riding of Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park after the initial candidate, Josh Underhay, and his son died in a boating accident.— The Disability Advisory Committee will hold a press conference to discuss its first annual report entitled, “Enabling access to disability tax measures.”The Canadian Press
Mumbai: Jet Airways, facing its worst existential crisis in its over 25-year-old history, Friday extended suspension of its international operations till next Monday due to severe liquidity issues. Incidentally, the stake sale bid invited by the SBI- led consortium of bankers, which manages the day-to-operations of the airline, also closes by the end of the day Friday, after being extended by two days. Airline founder Naresh Goyal, the UAE carrier Etihad Airways, Air Canada and the country’s national investment fund among others are reported to have submitted bids, according to media reports. On Thursday, the airline had announced temporary grounding of its international operations for day-Jet was the largest international airline from the country till the financial crisis–when it had also suspended operations to the entire Eastern and Northeastern markets as Jet was forced to ground 10 more aircraft following default of lease rentals. This has left Jet with no large aircraft while it had just 14 planes for domestic operations as of late Thursday. “Jet has decided to extend suspension of its international operations till Monday, due to severe cash crunch,” airline sources told PTI Friday. Jet was the largest domestic carrier operating in the international sector with a hub in Amsterdam, where a cargo agent had taken possession of an aircraft this on Tuesday demanding bill payment. This led to the cancellation of the Amsterdam-Mumbai flight that day. Thursday Jet flights to London, Amsterdam and Paris from Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru scheduled were cancelled for operational reasons,” Je had said, adding it had also cancelled the Bengaluru-Amsterdam-Bengaluru flight Friday. On the domestic front, all Jet operations to and from the Eastern and Northeastern states were suspended till further notice. Following this, there would no Jet flights to and from Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati and other airports in the region, travel industry source had told PTI. Jet had also said its Mumbai-Kolkata, Kolkata-Guwahati and Dehradun-Guwahati-Kolkata flights stood cancelled till further notice due to “operational reasons.” As of Thursday, the airline had just 14 planes–way down from 123 planes in operations till a few months back. Of the 14 aircraft that it operated till Thursday evening, eight were wide-body B777s (seven) and an A330– generally used for long-haul international operations. The remaining six planes were, three B737s, which are largely used for flying on domestic routes besides on short- haul international destinations and the rest three are regional ATRs. With just 14 aircraft left for operations, aviation secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola had told PTI that the ministry was awaiting a report from the DGCA to decide whether Jet can continue to fly on international routes. The government rules stipulate an airline must have at least 20 planes for operating international operations.
The Sri Lankan issue was raised in India’s Lok Sabha today with the two main Tamil political parties once again calling on the Indian government to boycott the Commonwealth conference in Sri Lanka.AIADMK and DMK on Tuesday pressed for India’s boycott of the CHOGM Conference being held in Sri Lanka, accusing the army in Sri Lanka of committing “war crimes and genocide” against Sri Lankan Tamils, the Press Trust of India reported. He said the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has already written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him not to participate in the Commonwealth Conference which is going to take place in Colombo. T.K.S.Elangovan (DMK) said that Sri Lanka is not a friendly country. They are arresting our fishermen within our maritime boundary. They are not helping the Tamils.“If the Government decides to participate, that will be an insult to the people of Tamil Nadu who are day in and day out suffering in the hands of the Army and the Navy of Sri Lanka,” he said. Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, AIADMK leader M.Thambidurai said there was deep sense of outrage among the Tamils over the issue of “war crimes and genocide” perpetrated against the Sri Lankan Tamils by the Army there. Canada has already decided not to participate in the Commonwealth Conference, he said, adding “in the circumstances, if India participates, we will be again indirectly encouraging the Sri Lankan Government which is not making any effort to solve the Sri Lankan problem.”He wanted that not only the Prime Minister, no representative should attend the Commonwealth conference which is going to take place in November.
A new webpage has been launched to provide Brock students with a one-stop shop for details of their financial history with the institution.The new page went live Aug. 20 and allows for students to review both a summary and detailed breakdown of their tuition costs, residence fees, financial aid and various payments, as well as scholarships and other grants.“Before, it was literally just a bank statement that showed all your transactions,” Patti Malton, Manager, Student Financial Services and Accounts Receivable, said of the old format that many students and their families had difficulty navigating. “Now, it shows you for the academic year how much you were or will be charged in spring, summer, fall and winter. It tells you what’s due now, whether past due or due within 30 days, and gives you due dates for upcoming payments.”Meant to be more user friendly and to aid with budgeting, the new page aims to address many of the common questions received by the University about student financial history. It replaces Brock’s online fee calculator that once allowed students to estimate their costs, as well as the old student financial history page, and is available by logging into my.brocku.ca.“Your financial history is summarized so you don’t have to sort through 10 pages of details — although it’s also there if you want to,” Malton said of the new format.The webpage includes information about financial assistance — how much a student is receiving, when it will be dispersed and whether it is being sent to the student or directly to the University — along with links to useful external sites, such as OSAP. Help prompts are also available throughout the page to explain what each segment means.The page will continue to be fine-tuned as feedback is received.Malton said the new process will also be beneficial for Brock as it provides real-time assessment data rather than data on a per-term basis. “That means more accurate financial forecasting for the University, which will help Brock to make decisions at an earlier time in the year,” she said.The project was prompted by Brock’s role as a pilot school in Ontario for net tuition billing, which outlines how much a student is receiving in non-repayable assistance, as well as how much they will be required to pay after that assistance is deducted from tuition costs.The provincial government is requiring all Ontario colleges and universities to provide net tuition billing beginning in 2018.
The other day micgadget managed to get their hands on what they believe is an engineered prototype for an iPhone 4 with 64GB of on-board storage.Proof of course is in the pudding, but as you can see from the image, the back of the phone is clearly marked with the letters XXGB and interestingly further investigation revealed that it had the same model number, FFC ID and BCG codes as the one that Gizmodo bought back in 2010. Although as most people will remember this was deemed to have been stolen, resulting in Gizmodo’s Jason Chen’s home getting raided by the police in an attempt to get the phone back.AdChoices广告Further proof that the phone was running with a larger capacity was discovered when micgadget headed into the phone’s About option. As the picture clearly shows it is an iPhone 4 running with 64GB and iOS 4.1.The owner of said prototype (who remains anonymous) has several of these in his possession and believes that the next iPhone will be a slight update to the iPhone 4, but with the larger capacity.However, Macrumors decided to check out the story for themselves and they believe the phone is actually a pre-production model and nothing more. They explain that the XXGB markings back this theory up because on any iPhone 4 sold today, the markings are not there.Macrumors go on to mention that the screws used in the current model are also different and iOS 4.1 is outdated, plus if it was indeed a prototype it would be running with iOS 4.3.Read more at micgadgetBrett’s OpinionIts hard to deny that the phone clearly shows 64GB installed, but I have to agree with Macrumors that the older iOS 4.1 is a clear indication that the phone is a pre-production model. Apple would more likely have this capacity as a selling feature for the iPhone 5, rather than inject more revenue into a phone that they are likely to replace later this year.
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 — the company’s flagship smartphone for the 2013 — has been announced and unsurprisingly the handset bears a striking resemblance to its predecessor. If you take a closer look, however, you’ll find there’s more than a couple of differences between the Samsung Galaxy S3 %displayPrice% at %seller% and the new Galaxy S4.For the purposes of this compare, we’re going to be focusing on the US variants of both Galaxy smartphones. We’ll be looking at the Verizon Wireless variant of the Galaxy S3 as well as the S4.“This year we put a four on the box”For most phones out there, a year’s worth of technology evolution shows itself in some not-so-subtle ways. If you look at Motorola, HTC, or LG, it’s usually not hard to point at the phones in a lineup and tell which phone is the older generation. Design evolution is just as important to most companies as hardware iteration, but you’ll find no such glaringly obvious distinctions between the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S3. Samsung’s design has survived a full generation, much in the same way that Apple maintains their design for “s” variants of their hardware line. Unlike Apple, there’s a lot more than a spec boost between these two phones — but more on that later.The Galaxy S4’s physical updates are nearly imperceptible when seeing the two phones laying side by side. Samsung’s latest flagship is ever so slightly heavier and just barely taller and wider, but also manages to be a full millimeter thinner. The jump from the 720p 4.8-inch screen to the 1080p 4.99-inch screen marks a significant increase in quality as well as a slight increase in overall size. Despite having a larger battery and a bigger screen, the Galaxy S4 is still lighter than its predecessor.There may not be much difference looking at these two phones with the screen off, but turn them on and the power under the hood is sure to show you which is the Galaxy S4.Not all Samsung under the hoodThe Samsung Galaxy S3 was a significant milestone for the company, due mostly to the ability to put the same phone with the same branding on the shelves of nearly every carrier on the planet. In order to accomplish that last year, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was never really one hardware platform. Half of the phones ran on Samsung’s own Exynos processor, while the US LTE variants ran on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. As a result, the Galaxy S3 existed as both a quad core phone with 1GB of RAM and a dual core phone with 2GB of RAM. The experience was as similar as Samsung could make it at the time, but at the end of the day there were two very different phones with the same name.The Samsung Galaxy S4 US LTE variant is also running a Qualcomm processor, though bumped to quad-core 1.9GHz with 2GB of RAM. Their international version will once again feature a Samsung made processor, though this Exynos will have an octo-core setup. The phone will be sold in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants with the ability to expand any of these by another 64GB. The 2600 mAh battery is expected to comfortably drive the phone all day, but like the GS3 the battery is removable and exchangeable.Where Samsung may have been forced to rely on Qualcomm for their processors, the display itself remains Samsung made. There was a lot of discussion surrounding the 1080p display on the Galaxy S4, and whether or not it was possible for it to be made using Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology. Not only will the GS4 follow in its predecessors footsteps by offering the first of the new top of the line display tech, but it will also include software that adjusts the contrast and brightness on the phone contextually as well as environmentally.Clearly a busy year for SamsungThe explosive popularity of the Galaxy S3 meant Samsung’s only option was to shoot through the ceiling with the Galaxy S4. As with the Galaxy S3, hardware alone is not going to sell this phone. Samsung’s custom variant of Android has always been a little different than the rest of the kids in class, but recently TouchWiz has grown to offer a wealth of features for everyone. The unification of software tools across the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3 was a great decision for Samsung, allowing their phones to offer a level of multitasking not available on any other smartphone right now. Coupled with their dedication to NFC-reliant activities and their Smart Share features, Samsung quickly gone to the head of the pack in competing with the other Android variants.The Galaxy S4 offers a whole new bundle of features, continuing the integration of Galaxy Note tools and adding in all new features alongside Android 4.2.2. The new flagship includes an IR sensor on the front to help in tracking face and hand movements. Combined with new software, the Galaxy S4 can pause video just be recognizing that your face has turned away, flick through albums and websites by detecting the wave of your hand, and the IR sensor can even be used to scan barcodes without taking a photo of them like traditional smartphones. You’ll also be able to control your television and any other IR capable piece of hardware.Samsung has also made impressive strides in their camera technology, specifically with the ability to use the front and rear camera simultaneously. These “Dual Camera” modes make it possible to edit yourself into a photo as the user, participate in video recordings of your family, or have a video chat with both cameras running in unison. These tools are provided by Samsung, but come at the price of OS level lock in. Many of these features are only usable with other Samsung Galaxy S4 owners, which is a trend the company has been moving towards for years.Final thoughtsYou can clearly see, despite looking terribly similar at first glance, there’s a world of difference between these two Galaxies. Samsung has done an impressive job releasing a thoroughly worthy update to their hardware line, and it will be interesting to see how the phone competes with the rest of the market as the year progresses.
As Greece continues to make a name for itself as a hub for IVF treatments, the number of Australian babies born with the assistance of Greek doctors is steadily increasing in the thousands. And many of these parents, including comedian Mary Coustas, have Greek Australian gynaecologist Dr Kostas Pantos to thank for that.Dr Pantos is leading the way to make Greece an IVF hub. He has helped thousands of couples conceive, and told Neos Kosmos more than 3,000 of those babies have been born to Australian families. Thanks to his clinic Genesis Athens, founded in 2004, the latest technology and leading Greek scientists have worked wonders for prospective parents across the globe. “The clinic has visiting couples from 32 countries, which we help to experience the joy of motherhood and fatherhood,” Dr Pantos told Neos Kosmos. “I have every reason to believe that our success has created a very positive image of Greece in the area of fertility,” he said, recognising that IVF has boosted medical tourism to Greece, in addition to strengthening various public and private corporations in a challenging economic climate.The doctor, who obtained his degree at the University of Athens in 1981 and pursued his specialisation at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, has also gone on to establish several modern IVF units in various parts of Greece, including Volos, Ioannina and Patras, bringing infertility treatment closer to patients outside of the capital.After examining thousands of couples throughout the years, Dr Pantos says there’s no denying that infertility issues are becoming more common.“This is due to the different priorities of both the man and the woman; people these days often hold off on starting a family thereby reducing their chance of fertility with age – especially women,” he explains.But it’s not just women who are against the clock. “In recent years we have seen increased fertility problems in men too, mainly because of modern and sedentary lifestyles, pesticides that go into the food we consume and environmental pollution.”He says more people are no longer viewing the IVF process as unnatural, but rather a facilitation of the reproductive process. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
LOS ANGELES — NASA has tested technology designed to lower spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely onto Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute tangled on the way down.Saturday’s $150 million experiment is the first of three involving the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator vehicle. Tests are being conducted at high altitude on Earth to mimic descent through the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet.A balloon hauled the saucer-shaped craft 120,000 feet into the sky from a Navy missile range on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Then the craft’s own rocket boosted it to more than 30 miles high at supersonic speeds. As the craft prepared to fall back, a doughnut-shaped tube around it expanded, creating atmospheric drag to dramatically slow it down from Mach 4, or four times the speed of sound.Then the parachute unfurled — incompletely. The vehicle made a hard landing in the Pacific Ocean.“In a way, that’s a more valuable experience for us than if everything had gone exactly according to plan,” he said.A ship was sent to recover a “black box” designed to separate from the vehicle and float. Outfitted with a GPS beacon, the box contains the flight data that scientists are eager to analyze.
A monthly subscription to the Blinkplan system costs $29 per month. Weekly magazines can opt for a package deal ($55 per month) that stores 12 maps at a time, the company says. A pair of magazine and software design professionals are targeting magazine publishers with their new program, Blinkplan, which they say offers the most convenient way to draw up flatplans—the diagram, or map, that shows where articles and advertisements are laid out.Launched this fall, Blinkplan was created by South Africa-based software designer Joerg Diekmann and former magazine managing editor Kerry Rogers. The system, which is accessed at the Blinkplan Web site, automatically gives a running subtotal of how many ads, editorial pages, advertorials are in a given issue. The system can create PDFs and re-flows pages when a spread is moved. Up to three maps can be worked on at the same time. Diekmann and Rogers spent about a year-and-a-half in testing phases before working with their first magazine client: the South African edition of Cosmopolitan. “They used it for about six months until the product evolved into what it is now,” Diekmann wrote in an e-mail FOLIO:. After working with the magazine, Diekmann and Rogers discovered that Blinkplan’s process reduces the time to produce a map (using conventional spreadsheet, design package and all-inclusive systems) by half. “We definitely want to get more glossies on board like Cosmopolitan, but we think Blinkplan is also right for smaller trade magazines, contract magazines, and other business-to-business type magazines,” Diekmann wrote. “There are so many magazines that cannot afford bigger, and more fully featured systems.”
On Friday, besides the Indian Rupee; BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty opened lower by 2.68 points and 10.2 points, after gaining for the third day on Thursday.According to Reuters, the Indian shares fell following the rise of violence in Gaza. The figures were also affected by the Malaysian air crash, when flight MH17 was shot down in Ukraine-Russia Border. ReutersSensex opened at 25558.48 points versus its previous closing of 25561.16 points and the broader Nifty opened at 7630.25 points versus its closing on Thursday at 7640.45 points.The Indian Rupee opened 28 paise weaker at 60.45 per dollar against its previous closing at 60.17 a dollar on Thursday. According to dealers, the Indian currency will continue to trade in a narrow range for few days.Moreover, State run banks are clearing the transactions for oil and defence payment. “Volumes have been low and sentiment, dull. The dollar rupee pair will remain in a narrow range for the rest of this week,” Reuters quoted a dealer from a state-run bank.The equity traders have expected the Indian stocks to trade range bound in the short term, but have predicted the markets to be bullish in long term. On Thursday, FII bought Indian shares worth ₹9.12 billion ($317.71 million), even though global inversion has led the stocks plunge on Friday’s trading.Indian Stock index: BSE SensexReutersAt 11 am on Friday, among all 12 Indian stock indices only BSE IT appeared surging with a profit of 185.88 points or 2.01 percent at 9453.92 points. The others were recorded falling.Major players plunged on Friday’s trading. Some of them were SBI, BHEL, Larsen and Turbo, Tata Power and among others. But, Tata Consultancy Services’ stock rose after the company announced their profits for the April-June quarter. The company’s stock recorded a profit figure of ₹81.80 or 3.43 percent, which was being traded at ₹2463.75 on Friday.On the other hand, BSE FMCG and BSE Banking recorded the highest fall with loss of 101.54 points and 110.67 points at 15791.83 points and 17366.83 points.In the meantime, BSE Sensex fell by 30.38 points at 25530.78 points and NSE Nifty recorded loss of 14.70 points at 7625.75 points. Among 30 listed companies in Sensex, stock prices of only 9 companies rose and among 50 listed companies in Nifty, share prices of only 13 companies surged.World markets: ReutersAs on 11 am on Friday, among Asian Stock markets, Japan’s Nikkei 225 plunged by 180.59 points or 1.17 percent at 15189.67 points. Nikkei was previously closed at 15370.26 points.While, Hang Seng index too traded lower by 89.92 points or 0.38 percent at 23430.95 points. It was closed at 23520.90 points on the previous day.US Stocks too sank on Thursday, recording its biggest one day drop since 10 April after air crash incident on Ukraine border. The Dow Jones, S&P 500, NASDAQ and TR US Index fell by 161.39 points, 23.45 points, 62.52 points and 2.12 points.The Malaysia Airline crash on Ukraine-Russia border has also affected European stocks on Thursday. FTSE 100, DAX, CAC 40 and TR Europe plunged by 46.35 points, 105.39 points, 52.94 points and 1.80 points.
Khalaf murderThe Supreme Court on Thursday set Sunday for delivering its order on a review petition filed against its judgement that upheld the death penalty of Saiful Islam Mamun in Saudi Arabian Embassy official Khalaf Al-Ali murder case.A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain fixed the date after hearing the review petition, reports UNB.Advocate Akhter Hamid stood for the petitioner.Earlier on 1 November 2017, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court order that gave death sentence to Mamun, life term to three others — Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam.Khalaf Al Ali, 45, a non-diplomatic official with the consular section of the embassy, was shot near his Gulshan residence on the night of 5 March 2012. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital the next day.A murder case was filed with Gulshan Police Stationaccusing five people,two days after the killing.On 30 December 2012, a Dhaka court had sentenced all the five accused of the case to death.However, the decision was overturned when the convicts’ appeal and death reference was sent to the HC.In 2013, the HC acquitted fugitive Selim Chowdhury, reduced the sentences of Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam to life in prison and upheld the death sentence of Saiful Islam Mamun.The state filed an appeal with the SC in 2014.
By Perry Green, AFRO Sports EditorNBA champions Kevin Durant and Steph Curry have Long made it clear they won’t be attending the White House so long as President Donald Trump is in office. But they’re not the only recent world champs to turn down the traditional invite.Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly—one of only two Black people that play for the Capitals, recently told reporters that he too won’t be visiting the White House if the Caps go to celebrate winning the NHL Stanley Cup.Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) celebrates his goal against Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)“The things that [Trump] spews are straight-up racist and sexist,” Smith-Pelly told the National Post. “Some of the things he’s said are pretty gross. I’m not too into politics, so I don’t know all his other views, but his rhetoric I definitely don’t agree with. It hasn’t come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up.”Smith-Pelly was born and raised in Toronto, but he’s still aware of the conditions for African-Americans here in the U.S. and how offensive President Trump has been towards people of color. Smith-Pelly was a target of racism himself during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks back in February, when a a Blackhawks fans repeatedly yelled “basketball!” at Smith-Pelly, insinuating that the Black hockey player should be playing basketball instead because of his race.Smith-Pelly told the Post none of his teammates agree with the racist rhetoric that Trump has engaged in.“Things that he’s saying about immigrants and people of colour, I don’t think anyone here would agree with that,” Smith-Pelly said.
Everyone loves a good David vs. Goliath matchup, and Russia’s M1 MMA provided an excellent one during a recent event in the Netherlands.The fight featured ripped 271-pound French heavyweight Martin Szoltysik against the less ripped, and significantly smaller, Russian 19-year-old Kiril Sidelnikov.The significant size discrepancy even had the announcers warning that the fight could end quickly, but the young Russian with stood several early roid rage barrages from the Mountain-like Szoltysik and eventually knocked him out cold with a perfectly placed right hand, stunning everyone.This isn’t UFC quality, but it’s still entertaining. Advertisement KO is at 2:45
The growth registered in the final figures of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during last three years was better than the provisional estimates of FTAs except for the year 2012. The provisional estimates and final figures of FTAs in India along with the growth rates over the previous year is as follows, in 2012, provisional FTAs was 6.65 million with a provisional growth rate of 5.4%, while the final FTAs was 6.58 million with a growth rate of 4.3%. In 2013, the provisional FTAs was 6.85 million with a provisional growth rate of 4.1%, while the final FTAs was 6.97 million with a growth rate of 5.9%. Lastly, in 2014 the provisional FTAs was 7.46 million with a provisional growth rate of 7.1%, while the final FTAs was 7.68 million with a growth rate of 10.2%.One of the suggestions received for the National Tourism Policy 2015, being prepared includes the setting up of a National Tourism Authority/Board.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jun 4, 2019 7:54 am PDT BERLIN — Conductor Daniel Barenboim is getting a five-year contract extension as general music director of Berlin’s Staatsoper, which would keep him at the opera house until 2027.Klaus Lederer, Berlin’s state culture minister, announced his decision on Tuesday.Lederer said an “overwhelming majority” of the opera’s Staatskapelle orchestra wants the 76-year-old Barenboim to remain at the helm of the Staatsoper, which he has led since 1992.Barenboim said he was “very grateful” the orchestra wanted to extend his tenure.Earlier this year, complaints from former orchestra members emerged about Barenboim’s leadership style. He rejected them.Lederer said an examination showed that “no legally relevant accusations could be substantiated” but all concerned were willing to work on avoiding tensions in the future.The Associated Press Daniel Barenboim, general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin, adresses a news conference about his contract in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Conductor Daniel Barenboim is getting a five-year contract extension as general music director of Berlin’s Staatsoper, which would keep him at the opera house until 2027. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Barenboim’s tenure at Berlin’s Staatsoper extended to 2027
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