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Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hits Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgA medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Jammu and Kashmir early on Monday, the IMD said. According to the National Seismology Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the earthquake occurred at 4:28 a.m. at a depth of 33 Km. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property.last_img

Lawyers’ stir hits work in four Odisha districts

first_imgNormal life was disrupted in Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Rayagada districts of Odisha on Tuesday because of a dawn-to-dusk bandh call given by a joint working committee of lawyers of these districts demanding establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in undivided Koraput district.‘Extreme need’Several areas in these four tribal-dominated south Odisha districts are almost 500 kilometres from the Orissa High Court in Cuttack. The JWC said a permanent bench of the High Court for south Odisha was an extreme need and demanded that it should be established at any place in undivided Koraput that included these four districts. Members of the JWC alleged that their long-standing demand was being ignored by the government.Owing to the bandh call, markets, business establishments, banks and educational institutions remained closed in most parts of these districts. Vehicular traffic was affected as all passenger vehicles remained off road. Emergency services were kept out of the purview of this bandh call.Despite rain caused by cyclone Phethai, the lawyers came out to block roads and picket before government offices in these districts. All courts in these four districts could not function due to the agitation of the lawyers. But no untoward incidents related to the bandh were reported from any place.Congress chief whip Taraprasad Bahinipati and former Minister and BJD leader Rabinarayan Nanda have extended their support to the demand of the lawyers.last_img read more

U.S. Firm Alleges Fraud by Noida Company

first_imgThe CEO of a U.S.-based software company has alleged fraud of almost Rs. 14 crore by the owner of a Noida-based firm, which was hired to build technology support and providing Indian engineers.According to a PTI report, the Noida-based company’s owner has been accused of hiring inexperienced developers, forging their identities and experience, and even employing ghost employees. The company is also accused of charging heavily for the subpar services it offered.Phill Alaph, Director and CEO of Vsolay Inc. based in San Francisco has lodged a complaint against Himanshu Khatri, owner of My Mind Infotech Pvt Ltd in Noida.The report notes that the Indian company delivered “extremely low quality” services with its fraudulent schemes which caused revenue loss and customer dissatisfaction for Vsolay.In his complaint, Alaph further says that Khatri talked about employing Indian software developers to build technology products for Vsolay Inc. Khatri told Alaph that he would monitor the hiring of individuals and after proper verification, he would hire them to work for Vsolay. Khatri also told Alaph that developers had to be paid on hourly basis.“During the entire period of engagement, Khatri fraudulently misrepresented the true identities of the individuals as well as their experience and their compensation. He sent us forged CVs of the candidates after increasing their age and experience and in some cases after changing the names of the candidates and also sent us forged and photoshopped ID cards to substantiate the forged CVs,” Alaph said in his complaint, PTI reported.Alaph said in his complaint that Khatri hired junior and inexperienced professionals and paid them low-salary while heavily charging his company.“All this continued to happen from 2006 to 2015 when, at the end of the year 2015, I came to know that Khatri has been perpetrating a deep fraud beginning at the earliest part of the engagement,” he further said.Khatri also misrepresented individuals and created ghost identities of people who were not employed by the firm. He also charged remunerations for people who were no longer associated with it, Alaph said in his complaint.“In the most recent billing, which has run close to $40,000 per month, we now know that his total outlay to the team has been less than $8,000 per month,” Alaph said in his complaint, the news agency reported.“The complaint has been on the quality of software. The complaint has been registered and an investigation launched. Our cyber wing is also on the job and gathering information. Further action will be taken depending on the nature of the information that we get,” Noida Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Pal Sharma told PTI.An investigation has been initiated by the Noida police and no arrests have been made yet. Related Itemslast_img read more

Everyone Dreams About This: Sumit Nagal on Round 1 Match-up vs Roger Federer at US Open

first_imgNew York: Earning a dream Grand Slam debut for himself, Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal set up the US Open first round against one of the greatest players of all times the legendary Roger Federer.When Nagal stepped on the court to take on Brazil’s Joao Menezes in the final qualifying round, he would not have thought a win would pit him against a global superstar, who has 20 Grand Slam titles to his name. Nagal lost the first set but regrouped for a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over the Brazilian in two hours and 27 minutes.The 22-year-old has become only the fifth Indian male player to feature in a Grand Slam singles main draw in this decade.Somdev Devvarman, Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni and Prajnesh Gunneswaran are the only ones who played at singles Majors between 2010 and present. Nagal will take on the Swiss great on Monday at Artur Ashe Stadium.Nagal had also become only the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam title in 2015 when he won Wimbledon boys doubles with Nam Hoang Ly of Vietnam.”It means a lot. Everyone dreams about this. I played well in Qualifiers. Every match meant something, I had some history with all of them. It was a roller-coaster. Of course, I am super happy. I don’t even know what to say,” Nagal told PTI.”It will be a great opportunity to play Roger at Arthur Ashe stadium. It’s probably the best thing that could have happened. I was hoping I get to play Roger someday. He is God of tennis, so yeah I am looking forward to it,” added Nagal.Now India will have two players in the Grand Slam main draw for the first time since 1998 when legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi competed at the Wimbledon.Prajnesh is set to clash with Cincinnati Masters winner and world number five Russian Daniil Medvedev, who conquered Novak Djokovic during his title triumph.Nagal came into the US Open qualifiers confident, backed by terrific results during the Clay court season.Consistent results on the Challenger Circuit meant that he broke into the top-200 for the first time in his career and has now earned himself a chance to play a match which every tennis player dreams of.He had started the year outside the 350 bracket and had to overcome a difficult period, encountering injuries but came back strong.India’s Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi, who was first to spot Nagal’s talent and took him under his wings to provide support, said it’s career-defining moment for the 22-year from Jhajjar.”Sumit has been unlucky with injuries and has worked very hard to get back to this level. Playing Roger at the US open at night is every qualifier’s dream and nightmare and I think this experience will both be a confidence booster and a career-defining moment for him,” Bhupathi told PTI, reacting to Nagal’s Grand Slam debut.So what Nagal needs to do, to not get overwhelmed by finding Federer across the court? “He needs to enjoy the moment and go for his shots,” suggested Bhupathi.Nagal, who won his maiden Challenger title Bengaluru in 2017 could not build on that success. He had blamed the change in support staff for the poor results as he was knocked out of 16 tournaments at first round itself after the high of Bengaluru Open title.But he later began to train with Serbian coach Milos Galecic at Paine in Germany and results have started to show. Somdev — one of the best counter punchers India has produced — had also trained with Milos.Somdev said Nagal, who won Wimbledon boys doubles title in 2015, deserves applause for he overcame a whole lot of issues to stand where he is today.”What he has done is incredible. You don’t look at results as proof. You go back a year or two to see. You have seen a year back he had a horrible shoulder problem. Then the ranking system changed and he could not play a lot of Challengers. So the credit has to go to the player. One big change he made was being disciplined,” Somdev told PTI.”He hired a fantastic coaching staff. Milos was my fitness trainer too. The progress you see is a testament of hard work he put in, in the last two years with his team,” said Somdev.”His best (years in) tennis is ahead of him. He has been a good kid, whether he made mistakes or not. Indian tennisRoger FedererSumit Nagaltennis First Published: August 24, 2019, 6:33 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka Drawn in Same Group for WTA Finals

first_img Ash Bartybelinda bencicBianca Andreescuelina svitolina First Published: October 26, 2019, 9:06 AM IST World number one Ash Barty and Japan’s Naomi Osaka were drawn in the same group for the round-robin matches of the WTA Finals to be held in Shenzhen, China next week, with the year’s four Grand Slam champions split evenly between the two groups.French Open champion Barty and Australian Open winner Osaka were joined by the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova and Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in the Red Group. “I’ve played Naomi and Petra recently in Beijing,” Barty said. “(I’m) looking forward to playing Belinda, I don’t think I’ve actually ever played her before. It’s a really exciting group.”Wimbledon winner Simona Halep and U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu were drawn in the Purple Group with Czech Karolina Pliskova and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.”I played Svitolina and Pliskova once this year, so I kind of know what to expect,” Andreescu said.”Simona, I’ve never played her, but I’ve looked up to her. It’ll be a really interesting match up, so I’m excited.”The tournament, which runs from October 27 to November 3, is being held in Shenzhen for the first time and a total of $14 million in prize money is up for grabs. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

BCCI warns Lokesh Rahul over beer photos: Reports

first_imgThe Indian cricket team members, who are touring West Indies for a four-Test series, have been making the most of their time in between the practise games at the scenic beaches in the Caribbean islands.The Virat Kohli-led unit hit the beach right after they landed in West Indies and unwinded themselves with a game of volleyball. After playing out a draw against West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI in the first practice game, the Indian team again took time off the busy training schedule at another island. Team India members were seen diving into the waters and posing for photographs clicked by their newly-appointed coach Anil Kumble. (Also read: How Kumble quashed Ashwin’s notion about ‘celebrities’) All was well for the young men until a photograph in which Lokesh Rahul was seen posing with a beer pint alongside Umesh Yadav, Stuart Binny and a member from the management team. (Also read: Kumble making us comfortable in our roles, responsibilities: Rahul)BCCI’s WARNING BCCI, which was miffed at the players for ‘setting a bad example’ asked the manager to send a message to behave on the tour. (Also read: Ashwin, Jadeja shine for India in second warm-up match)”Some of the BCCI officials aren’t happy with players posting such images on social media. There has been no written communication, but the manager has been asked to send a message to the players to ensure that nothing that could set a bad example should be posted online,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by The Hindu. (Series win in West Indies will change fans’ perception: Jadeja)advertisement”Many kids blindly follow the star cricketers’ actions on and off the field, so our boys have got to always keep that in mind. They should always consider the sense and sensitivities of Indian cricket fans,” another BCCI official told the media.RAHUL LIKELY TO MAKE PLAYING XI The photograph, that was going viral on social media, was deleted from the player’s social media handle after BCCI’s stern reaction.Notably, Rahul has smashed two half-centuries against the WICB President’s XI team with the latest one coming at Basseterre yesterday. The Karnataka batsman who has been in good form is likely to make the playing XI in the first Test against West Indies, starting July 21.last_img read more

Jonny Bairstow and 2016, a love affair to remember

first_imgBy his own admission, two years back people had written Jonny Bairstow off and had proclaimed that he will never be able to play Test cricket again.Cut to 2016 and Bairstow is breaking records with every stroke from his bat. But his expertise are not limited only to what he does in front of the stumps, but behind it as well.On the third day of the Mohali Test against India, Bairstow added another feather to his cap. He now has the best possible records that a wicket-keeper has attained in Test history in a calendar year. The catch he took to dismiss Umesh Yadav, India’s last man out on Day 3 of the Mohali Test, took his tally of dismissals to 68 this year, most for any wicket-keeper.The 27-year-old went past Ian Healy (1993) and Mark Boucher (1998), who held that record jointly with 67 dismissals each. With the bat too he has been on a record breaking spree. Last month in Bangladesh, he surpassed former Zimbabwean captain Andy Flower (1,045) to score most number of runs by a wicket-keeper in a calendar year.Wicket-keeping gloves or batting gloves, Bairstow has been exceptional with both in 2016. He might have failed with the willow in the second innings against India in Mohali but having stacked 1355 runs, the Yorkshire man is the leading run-scorer in Tests this year and he is not done yet.England are scheduled to play two more Tests, both against India, this year and the right hander would look to continue his love affair with 2016. The manner in which Bairstow has been scoring runs this year, Bairstow is in with a chance to better the record of most runs by an Englishman in a calendar year in Tests. (India and England spinners like chalk and cheese: Ganguly to India Today)advertisementFormer England captain, Michael Vaughan holds the record for most runs in a calendar year with 1,481 runs in 2002.Bairstow has already scored three centuries this year and currently, AB de Villiers is the only wicket-keeper to score four centuries in a calendar year. But with the way Bairstow is going, de Villiers’ record is certainly under threat.last_img read more

Sports quiz of the week: Burnley, a centurion and seven blue whales

first_imgChallenge your friends You star Wigan Athletic sold defender Reece James to Sunderland this week. Then they… Uefa Cup second round in 1983 Share on Twitter Francesco Molinari has become the first golfer from which country to win a major championship? A fine effort Bolivia Malta Sven-Göran Eriksson is in line to become the Iraq manager, which would mean he has worked in 10 different countries. With which club did he win the Uefa Cup? Share on Twitter Chris Froome Signed defender Reece James on loan from Chelsea Reece James has been replaced by Reece James. An easy one for the kitman. It has 18 different sponsors The club say they have boosted their sponsorship income by 70%. features What was unusual about the match between FC Nordsjaelland and Cliftonville in the Europa League? It was decided by a penalty shootout in which just one player scored Sport Tyson Fury about Tony Bellew Who had this to say about one of his rivals: “I could go to church, save a million puppies, 100,000 dolphins, seven blue whales and adopt 200 kids tomorrow and he will still be the golden goose. There’s no point me fighting that battle with him. People will get to see I’m real and a straight guy”? Share on Facebook Share via Email The Open 2018 Geraint Thomas is leading the Tour de France. Who was the last cyclist born in the UK to win the race? No rider born in the UK has won it Froome was born in Kenya and Wiggins was born in Belgium. Rob Green has joined Chelsea at the age of 38. Green won England caps from 2005 until 2012, yet made just one appearance at a major tournament. Which one? Cliftonville became the first team from Belfast to win a European match Benfica Bradley Wiggins The players’ names are printed along the front rather than the back Europa League last-32 in 2011 You hero Bought him back for three times the price IFK Gothenburg In 1982, when they won a two-legged final 4-0. He also lost Uefa Cup finals while in charge of Benfica and Lazio. Sampdoria Share on WhatsApp Argentina Golf Let their manager move to Sunderland You star Euro 2012 He grabbed the announcer’s mic and sang Falter by Hundred Reasons Sports quiz of the week Ah well. Better luck next weekcenter_img Reuse this content Since you’re here… It is see-through 1% of the match day revenue was given to charity Nordsjaelland joined Juan Mata’s Common Goal project earlier this summer and will now donate 1% of their match day income to charity. European Cup quarter-finals in 1961 They played Hamburg in the quarter-finals and lost 5-4 on aggregate. Dillian Whyte about Anthony Joshua Whyte meets Joseph Parker at the O2 Arena on Saturday night. Both fighters have only lost once in their careers – and both of them lost to Joshua. Champions League group stage in 1993 You hero Italy Molinari, who was born in Turin, went bogey-free over the weekend to win the tournament by two shots. Not bad (but not great) Submit answers Burnley and Aberdeen met for the first time on Thursday night in a Europa League qualifier. Aberdeen won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983. What is Burnley’s best performance in Europe? How did Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrate scoring his 100th goal for the New York Red Bulls? For the first time, they are not playing in the colour scarlet Roma He let off 100 fireworks behind the goal World Cup 2010 Green started the World Cup as England’s No1 but was dropped after the 1-1 draw with USA. Not bad (but not great) He took off his No99 shirt to reveal a No100 shirt below Wright-Phillips scored 100 goals in MLS in just 159 matches. Share via Email You got… Chris Froome about Bradley Wiggins Topics Ah well. Better luck next week He ran up to a huge dartboard and hit the bullseye twice, scoring 100 Euro 2008 Share on Facebook World Cup 2006 José Mourinho about Jürgen Klopp Ah well. Better luck next week Boxing Cadel Evans Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. What is new about Scarlets’ kit for the forthcoming rugby union season? 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Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager

first_img Next Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent managerManchester United confirmed on Thursday that they have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the permanent manager of the club, after a string of strong performances since he took charge.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 15:40 IST Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the permanent manager of Manchester United. (@ManUtd Photo)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Manchester United’s permanent manager, the club announced on Thursday. Solskjaer took over as the club’s caretaker manager in December when United were struggling at the sixth place. Solskjaer has turned around the fortunes of the club with 10 wins from 13 Premier League games.Former United players and experts had already said that with the results that Solskjaer has produced, he has left Ed Woodward no chance but to make him the permanent manager.Even United’s top players like Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba backed Solskjaer and Lukaku went as far as to say, “what else does he have to do to get the job”.”Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” said Woodward.”More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.”This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward. I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment.”Gary Neville had predicted that United will appoint Solskjaer as the permanent manager in the international break and exactly that has happened.”This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve,” said the 46-year-old in a statement on United’s website.advertisement”From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.”United will resume Premier League action on Saturday with a home match against Watford.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

The 5 Most Expensive Motorcycles in the World Make Supercars Look Reasonable

first_imgUntil the John Wick series blitzed the box office, you probably wondered what happened to Keanu Reeves. While enjoying the spoils of his acting career, Reeves pursued a number of hobbies, including riding and restoring motorcycles. His enthusiasm for bikes transcended casual interest, however, and his vast resources enabled him to start a bike-building venture with Gard Hollinger.Arch Motorcycles blends performance, customization, and attention to detail to create a unique bike for every owner. The company’s latest creation is called the KRGT-1. Powered by a 2,032cc twin-cam V-twin engine, the KRGT-1 produces 122 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque. Along with a potent powertrain, the Arch bike features billet aluminum components, an Ohlins suspension, and ISR brakes. This bike may also turn you into a ruggedly handsome middle-aged star (results may vary).Suter MMX 500 – $118,565Suter500We don’t expect you to have heard of most of the brands on this list, but only hardcore superbike enthusiasts will know of Suter. Eskil Suter was a top-class GP500 racer in the 1990s, but the Swiss rider has since moved on to motorcycle manufacturing. Powered by a two-stroke V4, the MMX 500 makes 195 hp at 13,000 rpm. More astonishing than the bike’s output is its featherweight design. At just 280 pounds, the MMX 500 has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.44 pounds per horsepower and is one of the quickest two-wheeled instruments on the planet.Exceedingly rare (only 99 examples are due for production), Suter’s track weapon comes with an astronomical price tag. Casual fans need not apply. Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter – $125,000 Of all the words one might use to describe motorcycling, “expensive” isn’t likely among them. In fact, some are attracted to two-wheeled transport as a strategy to save money. Compared to most vehicles, a bike is cheaper to buy, maintain, and refuel. A new bike can retail for as little as $3000 and a used one can be had for a few hundred dollars.But, like all consumer goods, motorcycles are built for more than just one demographic. Wealthy enthusiasts, collectors, and showmen want more than an off-the-shelf commuter. Mainstream and specialty bike builders are happy to indulge their fantasies – for speed, originality, and anything in between.This roundup of the five most expensive motorcycles on sale reveals the upper limits of bike design and engineering. Grab your helmet.Arch Motorcycles KRGT-1 – $78,000 Next 1 of 6 Honda Powersports Arch Motorcycle Previous Confederate Lazareth Arch Motorcycle Honda Powersports 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now 1 of 5 Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Next Confederate We imagine one could re-create the aesthetic of a Confederate motorcycle by hauling a giant magnet intro a scrapyard to collect metal samples. Like a piece of abstract art, the G2 P51 Combat Fighter is perhaps the confounding and awe-inspiring thing on two wheels. As the name implies, this bike is not to be taken lightly.Manufactured exclusively from 6061 billet aluminum, the P51 has the stiffest and lightest chassis with the most torque-per-weight of any production bike. A 2,161cc V-twin motor produces 145 hp and 160 lb-ft, and is paired with quadruple front disc brakes (overkill is the name of the game, apparently). The P51 also features carbon fiber wheels and a fully adjustable suspension. The “entry-level” Combat Fighter retails for $125,000, but the black edition adds an extra $15,000.Honda RC213V-S – $184,000 1 of 2 Topping this list of dynamic, daring motos is something only a mad scientist (or team of them) would dream up. We’ve seen high-revving motorcycle engines make their way under the hoods of small, lightweight sports cars, but rarely do we see the reverse. In this case, a Maserati V8 has been mated with a bike chassis and the results are incredible.The Ludovic Lazareth LM847 produces 470hp and is composed of carbon fiber, aluminum, and glass. Like the Dodge Tomahawk (the closest thing we have to compare), the LM847 uses four wheels instead of two to create a stable platform for cornering. Still, it would take guts to do anything besides holding on for dear life while riding in a straight line. Top speed and 0 to 60 mph specs haven’t been released, but we do know the Lazareth costs $217,000. That’s about twice the cost of a Maserati Gran Turismo, which uses the same engine. Arch Motorcycle Next Honda Powersports 1 of 5 Lazareth Finally, a brand you recognize! Yes, Honda may be known for affordable cars, engines, and tools, but their halo bike is a whole different species. RC213V-S sounds like a serial number, but MotoGP fans will recognize the alphanumeric from Honda’s racing team. This limited-production motorcycle (only 250 units will be built) is a replica of Honda’s race bike, which Marc Marquez rode for his last two MotoGP world championship victories.In Honda’s words, this is, “closer to a MotoGP bike than any road-going model ever offered to the public.” The RC213V-S is powered by a 999cc V4 and features titanium connecting rods, carbon fiber-reinforced fairings, an under-seat fuel tank, Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, engine brake control, traction control, and ride modes. Rarity and motorsport engineering are a recipe for delight – and expense.Ludovic Lazareth LM847 – $217,000 Arch Motorcycle Editors’ Recommendations Lazareth Honda Powersports Previous Honda Powersports Arch Motorcycle A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Lazareth Lazareth Previous Arch Motorcycle Previous Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? 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JEHI Shipyard Seeks Court Protection

first_imgzoom China’s Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industries shipyard (JEHI), a subsidiary of JES International Holdings, has filed an application for debt and liabilities restructuring at Taizhou Intermediate People’s Court. If the application is accepted, JES claims that ”no other creditors will be able to commence a winding up application as against JEHI, and negotiations will be carried out by the management of JEHI at the oversight of a manager,” which will be appointed by the court to oversee the restructuring process.JEHI says that it plans to implement the restructuring scheme ”to maximise the value of the company and its assets for its creditors and shareholders.”JES said that in recent years, due to a decline in the shipbuilding industry as well as inadequate internal management, JEHI has sustained significant financial losses. Particularly, JEHI was impaired by its severe lack of liquidity and cash flow.The group claims that ”the proposed restructuring scheme will allow JEHI to carry on its business in the ordinary course of nature during the restructuring period, without the threat and distraction of proceedings and other action which may be taken by its creditors.”Due to JEHI’s restructuring, JES decided not to proceed with the announced placement of 183 million ordinary shares. Trading of shares in Singapore-listed group has been suspended as of today.In July 2014, the Supreme People’s Court of China blacklisted JEHI for failing to settle its debt obligations.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Mise à jour sur le virus H1N1 grippe porcine chez lêtre humain

first_imgÀ compter d’aujourd’hui 1er mai, six nouveaux cas confirmés du virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain) ont été signalés. Jusqu’à présent, un total de 14 cas ont été confirmés à Windsor, dans le comté de Hants. Tous les cas sont reliés à l’éclosion qui a lieu à l’école King’s-Edgehill. « Comme nous l’avons indiqué auparavant, il s’agit d’une situation qui évolue constamment. Nous nous attendions à de nouveaux cas, » a dit le Dr Robert Strang, médecin-hygiéniste en chef de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les mesures de prévention constituent la meilleure façon pour les Néo-Écossais de demeurer en bonne santé. Il faut donc se laver les mains souvent, se couvrir la bouche avec la manche pour tousser ou éternuer et rester à l’écart des endroits publics en cas de maladie. L’utilisation de masques par la population en général n’est pas recommandée puisqu’il a été démontré que les masques ne sont pas efficaces pour réduire le risque d’infection. De plus, l’utilisation de médicaments antiviraux tels que Tamiflu n’est pas recommandée pour traiter les cas bénins ou pour la prévention. Ces mesures augmentent inutilement le risque que le virus devienne plus résistant, ce qui rendrait les médicaments antiviraux moins efficaces pour le traitement. Les médicaments antiviraux tels que Tamiflu sont utilisés pour les personnes gravement malades qui doivent être hospitalisées ou pour les personnes qui présentent des symptômes moyens mais qui font partie d’un des groupes à risque élevé identifiés par le gouvernement provincial. Le ministère demande aux médecins de ne pas prescrire de médicaments antiviraux pour la prévention des infections, sauf dans des situations très précises. Les cas signalés en Nouvelle-Écosse ont été bénins jusqu’à présent, et aucun cas grave comme ceux qui sont présents au Mexique n’a été signalé. D’autres cas sont prévus. Comme dans le cas de la grippe régulière, lorsque le nombre de cas augmente, il est normal de voir des cas plus graves et même des décès. « Il est important de ne pas oublier que les activités quotidiennes doivent se poursuivre. Il est sécuritaire de se rendre à l’école et au travail et de faire des sorties sociales, si vous ne présentez aucun symptôme, » a dit le Dr Strang. Si vous présentez des symptômes de la grippe et si vous avez récemment visité une région touchée par le virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain), par exemple le Mexique, ou si vous avez été en contact avec une personne atteinte du virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain), il est important d’éviter tout contact direct avec d’autres personnes pendant sept jours après l’apparition des symptômes. Il s’agit de la période pendant laquelle la maladie peut être transmise. Restez à la maison et évitez de vous rendre au travail, à l’école, dans les endroits publics et autres environnements sociaux. Minimisez le plus possible tout contact avec les membres de votre famille. Comme dans le cas de toute maladie, si vos symptômes s’aggravent, rendez-vous chez votre médecin ou à une clinique sans rendez-vous et assurez-vous de mentionner vos antécédents de voyage. Pour plus d’information consultez le www.gov.ns.ca .last_img read more

BJP organic entity not an assembled one PM

first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP is an “organic” entity and not an “assembled” entity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the ruling party lawmakers here as he asked them to remain active as ground workers even after becoming ministers or legislators.”The BJP is an organic entity and not an assembled entity. It has reached here because of its ideology and thoughts not because of one family’s legacy,” Modi told the BJP MPs during a two-day training programmes for them. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The party worker in you should remain alive always even if you become a minister or an MP. Irrespective of your age, always remain a student so that learning process goes on,” Modi was quoted as saying by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. The PM was addressing the BJP lawmakers at a two-day training programme for them that began here on Saturday. During the training programme, the party MPs will also be addressed by Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and party working president JP Nadda. The training programme, “Abhyas Varga”, is being organised at Parliament and issues like the party’s ideology and Parliamentary procedures will be discussed at length.last_img read more

Now KMC will be responsible for upkeep of Citizens Park

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is taking over the maintenance of Citizens’ Park, popularly known as Mohor Kunja, situated on Cathedral Road beside Victoria Memorial.The decision has been approved at the Member, Mayor-in-Councils’ (MMiC) meeting that was chaired by Mayor Firhad Hakim on Saturday. Reliance Industries that had taken over the maintenance of the park in 2015, had written to the KMC a few days ago, expressing its unwillingness to carry on with the park’s maintenance. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”We are taking over the maintenance of Citizen’s Park as the private company associated with its maintenance is no longer willing to continue its upkeep,” said Debasish Kumar, MMiC (Parks & Gardens). It may be mentioned that Reliance Industries had taken over the park’s maintenance in 2015 and was supposed to maintain the urban park for five years. The civic body had made it clear that they will not be able to do any commercial venture out of the park. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHowever, the company wrote to the Director General of the Parks & Garden department of the civic body, expressing its willingness to move out of the contract. When asked about the reason behind Reliance opting out of the contract, Kumar refused to comment. The park, which had started its journey in 2005, was one of the most vaunted projects of the erstwhile Trinamool Congress board, with Subrata Mukherjee as the Mayor. It was named as Citizens Park.last_img read more

Moroccos Net International Reserves Rise by 259 as of June 10

Rabat – Morocco’s net international reserves amounted to MAD 244.1 billion until June 10, 2016, recording a 25.9 percent increase on an annual basis, Bank Al-Maghrib said.During the week of June 9-15, 2016, the central bank injected MAD 6 billion.Over the course of this period, the interbank rate was at 2 percent, the central bank pointed out in its weekly indicators. During the same period, the dirham appreciated by 0.54 percent against the euro and depreciated by 0.84 percent against the dollar. read more

JVP slams appointment of more Ministers

He said that the JVP condemns the new appointments as it also takes place at a time when the Government has exceeded its 100 day mandate. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today slammed the decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint more Deputy Ministers.JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that the appointment of new Deputy Ministers is taking place as and when the Government feels like it. Silva noted that there are 82 members in the Government now and this includes 40 cabinet Ministers, 14 State Ministers and 28 Deputy Ministers. He also said that if the appointments are being made to address a social need or to keep the Government in power then it should have been done at the very beginning and not when the Government has no mandate to remain in power.“We feel this is being done with some other objective,” he said. Silva also noted that the 19th Amendment which was proposed by the current Government and passed by Parliament and will become law when the new Government takes office, ensures that only 40 members are in the Government.He said that the current Government should look at telling the people there is no need for a Government with more than 40 members by setting the example instead of proposing one thing and doing something else. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Rival militias withdraw from Afghan city in UNbrokered agreement

Manoel de Almeida e Silva, spokesman for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that all troops of the Jumbesh and Jamiat militias had withdrawn to the city’s outskirts in accordance with an agreement the UN helped broker on 10 April, and a prisoner exchange was essentially complete.An agreement was also reached on 14 April to form a neutral police force to ensure security, including vehicle weapons checks and the issuance of special identification for vehicles coming into the city, and a UN police adviser and military adviser were due to arrive there today, he added.Mr. de Almeida e Silva said UN deminers who arrived in Maimana on Sunday were still actively working on removing live munitions and unexploded bombs which had been found in the streets and homes and were a threat to civilians, particularly children. read more

New Brock research examines how impacts of sporting events are measured

The Jerry McGuire-inspired phrase “show me the money” may have been a hit on the big screen, but determining if and how sporting events benefit communities in real life goes beyond calculating the financial bottom line.New Brock University research says communities’ perceptions of the ways these events impact their social life and physical environment give policy makers and organizers a more complete picture of whether or not to host them.“While economic-impact studies can be considered a valuable tool for evaluating the overall potential of an event, it should not be a leading determinant in the overall decision-making process,” says the latest policy brief by the Niagara Community Observatory (NCO), which was released Wednesday, Feb. 7.“With a trend towards ensuring positive social impacts in a community and limited negative environmental impacts, it is increasingly important that those responsible for deciding on event support add more evaluation tools to their ‘toolbox,’” according to the brief, produced by Brock’s Centre for Sport Capacity.The brief presented a case study of the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the national women’s curling championship held in February 2017 at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines.Sport Management master’s student Chris Charlebois collected data from surveys that asked attendees to agree or disagree with 22 positive and 18 negative statements about the tournament’s economic, social and environmental impacts.Examples of statements included:increased community development investmentsimproved image of St. Catharinesincreased hardship for finding parkingincreased the amount of litter and wasteCharlebois and co-author Julie Stevens, Associate Professor of Sport Management and Director of the Centre for Sport Capacity, calculated the results of the 251 completed surveys.They found social factors were highest for perceived positive impact.“Perceptions are important for politicians and other decision makers,” says the policy brief, titled “More than Money: Leveraging the Benefits of Sport Hosting in Niagara.”“Local residents who believe an event will boost the image of their city provide more cultural opportunities, increase interaction among citizens, or promote healthier living will often be more inclined to support investments into the attraction of sport events.”Stevens says it’s important to factor in what she calls the “people legacy” of an event.“When you have individuals engaged in your community through a sporting event, there is a tendency for people to feel more satisfied with their everyday living in a region and to be more willing to engage again in the future, especially when that experience makes them feel included and part of the community,” she says.Although major events such as the Scotties Tournament of Hearts receive a lot of attention, Stevens says the “bread and butter for the Niagara region when it comes to sport tourism is everyday community sport club or association tournaments that are hosted every week of the year.”“It’s those clubs and associations that are primarily run by volunteers that truly need the support and the help. An event-hosting strategy needs to target them just as much as the big events,” she says.The report recommends a regional group be formed to develop a sport-hosting strategy that spans the region’s 12 municipalities, and that those involved in sport tourism “collectively define and effectively track sport event outcomes.”The brief also summarizes the economic impact of local, national and international sport events on the Niagara economy.“This brief is a conversation starter,” says NCO Director Charles Conteh. “It’s about re-thinking our measurement of the impact of sport. It’s a paradigm shift; we’re going to challenge and shift how we understand, appreciate, measure and evaluate the impact of sport in our community.”Wednesday’s launch of the policy brief comes at a pivotal time, with Niagara region set to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games. In Canada, sport tourism is said to be the fastest-growing segment of the tourism industry. read more

6 Reasons The Hawks Will Beat LeBron James and

The Atlanta Hawks had the best record in the Eastern Conference, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are favored to beat them and advance to the NBA Finals. The disregard for the Hawks is palpable—and misguided. The regular season counts for something—a lot, actually. And here is why they will send LeBron James and the Cavs fishing for the summer.Home City AdvantageAtlanta is party central for the entire NBA. The restaurants, lounges, night clubs, adult entertainment spots… they draw NBA players out of their hotel rooms as if by a trance. The late-night carousing wears on a team’s legs and concentration. In an evenly matched series like this one, that energy edge very well could be a difference-maker. And even if the Cavs decide to stay in their room, they won’t be watching Being Mary Jane. The “entertainment” can—and will—come to them.Best Team AdvantageThe Hawks’ unselfish style of play has been the hallmark of the best season in franchise history. Part of the reason they are disregarded is because they do not have a superstar player. But they have four all-stars, who, if they play to their regular-season stature, far exceed the Cavs, who do not have an injured Kevin Love. Talent wins, and the Hawks have more of it. read more

Amazon launches Electronics TradeIn Store gives you credit for your gadgets

first_imgElectronics trade-in programs are nothing new. Stores like Best Buy have been doing it for a while. Amazon, however, was late to the game, and only just added an Electronics Trade-In Store today. The Electronics Trade-In Store lets customers send off their old electronic devices and get an Amazon.com Gift Card in return. Amazon previously had a trade-in program that bought up textbooks, DVDs, and other non-electronic devices, so this is a big step for the site.Customers can now trade in tablets, cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, and GPS units, among other products. Amazon will give you a special shipping label that you can print out for free shipping. All you have to do is put the product in a box, send it off, and wait to see how much your device is worth.It’s really pretty easy. The user has to look up the product, and then mark its condition: “Like New,” “Good,” and “Acceptable,” each of which gives you a varying amount back. Once you send off the product, Amazon gives it a once over and tells you the true value, which may be less than what it originally quoted you online. An Amazon.com Gift Card will be deposited then into your account. The whole process is pretty speedy–you should see the gift card in less than 48 hours.Gazelle, an online store that buys and sells recycle and used electronics, recently opened up an iPad-only store. Right now, Gazelle will buy the 16GB iPad in perfect condition for $230. Amazon will buy the same iPad for $235. However, Gazelle will buy your iPad that’s in “good” condition for $207, whereas Amazon will give you $200 for it. The difference isn’t that great on either end, but if you’re interested in getting the most bang for your buck, you might want to test out a few trade-in sites before you decide to go with one.If you have a couple of old cell phones, or laptops lying around, the trade-in program may be a good way to get a few bucks while clearing out that clutter. Amazon says that for any electronic items with on-device storage, make sure you erase all your personal data before you ship it. If you can, restore the device to the factory settings. The same thing goes for cell phones. Erase all your apps and personal data, and make sure to take out your SIM card. If you forget to do these things, Amazon says that it or a merchant will wipe the data off the device while they’re inspecting it.Try it out at Amazonlast_img read more