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Law which allowed circulation of 1000 notes in 1999 scrapped

first_imgNew Delhi: A law which allowed the Reserve Bank of India to circulate Rs 1000 denomination notes to tide over the shortage of currency in the late 1990s has been scrapped.The High Denomination Bank Notes (Demonetisation) Amendment Act, 1998 is one of 58 “redundant” laws repealed last week. Parliament passed a bill to repeal 58 laws from the statute books on Friday. The then finance minister, Yashwant Sinha, had moved bill in December 1998 to allow RBI circulate Rs 1000 denomination notes. “To eliminate the shortage of currency notes and to ease the pressure on other denominations, it is proposed to amend section 2 of the High Denomination Bank Notes (Demonetisation) Act, 1978. This will facilitate the Reserve Bank of India to issue notes of Rs 1,000 denomination immediately,” read the amended Act which came into force in 1999. On 8 November 2016, the government announced demonetisation of all Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi series. It also announced the issuance of new Rs 500 and RS 2,000 notes. The Rs 1000 denomination notes are no longer in circulation. The 58 laws repealed last week would now be removed from the statute bookslast_img read more


Canadian Actress Stana Katic previews new thriller Absentia and opens up about

first_img Login/Register With: Following her highly publicized exit from ABC’s long-running Castle, Stana Katic returns on Amazon’s psychological thriller Absentia, bringing another resilient cop to life — with a twist!On her new series, the 39-year-old actress plays Emily Byrne, a presumed-dead FBI agent who returns six years after being kidnapped, only to be framed for murder. Though Katic is playing another cop, the star says this character is very different from Kate Beckett, whom she portrayed from 2009 until her untimely exit in 2015, ahead of what was supposed to be a season 9 renewal for Castle, which was subsequently canceled less than a month after her ouster. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Below, EW goes in-depth with Katic about her new project and about her Castle exit.ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was it about Absentia that really attracted you to this project?STANA KATIC: I liked the idea of telling a story about an anti-hero survivor. First of all, one of the things that I said when I spoke to my agent, and they were like, “Oh, yeah, what do you think about doing next? What kind of story should be on the lookout for?” I said, “Listen man, the mom thing, no.” And they’re like, “Why?” And I know that’s horrible to say in one capacity, however, the issue with playing mom and girlfriend in a lot of stories is that that is a character that doesn’t actually drive the story in any way. And I was like, “I don’t wanna have the character that’s not a part of the actual story line, that’s relegated into the backdrop of it. I wanna be an active member in how a story is told, even if it is an ensemble piece.” And, often times, in the past, characters that have had that kind of role in a story, the main quality is that they worry. That’s it. They’re worried about their kid, who is going through the journey of the story, or they’re worried about their love or partner, who is going through the journey of the story. And then I read [Absentia], and I thought, “Oh, this is really interesting,” because Emily had all of those roles packaged into one person, and she’s still a badass, and she’s still an active member in storytelling.What I was concerned about was that this would be more of a stereotype, or a storytelling tool instead of a fully fleshed out, complex, beautiful female character. And what I ended up getting instead was someone that had all of those qualities and then some. And I was like, “Oh, this is exciting. This would be really wonderful to play.” That said, I’ve also done reading about women survivors of World War II and the Holocaust, and so forth, and I thought it takes extraordinary amount of grit to come out the other end of something like that, and to actually be able to live life again fully, to embrace it. And I thought that would be an interesting world to explore. So, those are some of the elements.Then I got offered the opportunity to be a part of it as [an executive producer] as well. And, I’ve had that title in the past, but this time they have welcomed me to the discussion table for development on the project, for even the editing process, and so on. It’s a whole new experience sitting at the producers’ table, and it’s so exciting to be a part of that element of storytelling, especially now, right?  I think, as a woman in Hollywood today, it’s a wonderful opportunity to be invited to the table, and it behooves me to take that seat.Talk about Emily as a character. How does she compare to a character like Kate Beckett? And what is she dealing with emotionally during this story?Kate was awesome. I loved playing her, but … Twitterlast_img read more


Young Woman commits suicide after writing Islamic profession of faith

first_imgCasablanca – A young woman wrote the Islamic testimony of faith on her body and committed suicide by throwing herself from the roof of her relatives’ house.According to Al Massae, the twenty-six-year-old is the mother of one child, and suffered from mental illness. Before going to visit her relatives in Tiznit, near Agadir, she had lived with her parents in Mohammedia, 30 km north of Casablanca.The deceased, according to the same source, wrote the Islamic testimony on her hand and leg. Her family used her medical records to claim an exemption from autopsy. The gendarmerie observed the place where the victim fell and interrogated the members of her family. After finishing the legal procedure, the body of the victim was taken to the morgue in Tiznit. This incident adds to the mounting number of suicides in Morocco committed for various reasons, mainly early marriage, poor social situations, and mental illness. According to the Ministry of Health, 3 million Moroccans have expressed intent to commit suicide.Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more


Moroccan Woman Mistaken for Suicide Bomber Gets 400000 From Daily Mail

Rabat – Nabila Bakkacha, the Moroccan woman whose identity was mistaken for Paris’ female suicide bomber, received a settlement of US $400,000 from British newspaper The Daily Mail.However, getting the settlement check has allegedly not been a simple thing for the Moroccan teacher. Nabila’s lawyer was arrested in Béni Mellal, in central Morocco, for fraud and breach of trust between him and his client, according to Les Eco.The lawyer was brought before the public prosecutor for having made a deal with a British newspaper, in the case of Nabila Last November, the Daily Mail published photos of the Moroccan woman, and attributed them to Europe’s first female terrorist, Boulahcen who blew herself up during the November 17 raid in Saint Denis, north of Paris.The British publication later admitted its mistake and tried to reach a settlement with the Moroccan woman.According to the daily, Nabila’s lawyer broke the pact of confidentiality and trust between them, when the newspaper attempted to settle with the Moroccan teacher, through him to avoid a costly lawsuit.A check for US $400,000 (MAD 4 million) was reportedly granted to Nabila’s lawyer as part of the settlement process.The lawyer, according to the same source, refused to make Nabila aware of her settlement money by holding the check from her. He allegedly tried to dissuade her from filing a lawsuit against the British daily.Finally, the lawyer was arrested and prosecuted for fraud and breaking “client-lawyer” trust and confidentiality.On November 22, Nabila claimed spent four hours being interrogated by police in relation to the alleged misuse of her private photos.The young woman told police her photos landed in the hands of an English journalist before making the rounds across the globe.“Journalists visited me at my house, apologizing for having done this. They justify their actions by the resemblance to the real cousin of Abdelhamid Abaaoud,” she told Moroccan media in November.Having lived in France for a while, Nabila befriended a woman with whom she shared some photographs. The woman in question, a so-called Fouzia, later sold Nabila’s photos to English press. read more


Cuomo Netflix expanding in NYC adding jobs sound stages

New York officials say Netflix will expand its operations in New York City, adding 127 jobs in its Manhattan marketing and development office and building six sounds stages in Brooklyn.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the San Jose, California-based entertainment video-streaming service will invest up to $100 million in the city.The state’s main economic development agency offered Netflix up to $4 million in tax credits over 10 years if it reaches its goal of creating 127 Manhattan jobs and retaining the other 32 by 2024.Cuomo, a Democrat, says the company has leased about 160,000 square feet to build the sound stages in the Williamsburg neighbourhood, where thousands of production jobs are expected within five years.The Associated Press read more


Top UN envoy deplores repugnant double bombings in Iraqi capital

10 November 2008The top United Nations official in Iraq has condemned the double bombings that struck Baghdad’s Kasra district today, killing dozens of innocent civilians and wounding many others. Staffan de Mistura described the attacks as “repugnant crimes aimed at re-instilling fear, distrust and division among the public just as Iraq prepares itself to assume political normalcy with the upcoming provincial elections,” in a statement issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).According to media reports, a car bombing was followed by a suicide attack on the crowd that gathered around the car that exploded.Mr. de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNAMI, extended the world body’s deepest condolences to the bereaved families and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for the wounded.The UN is continuing to provide assistance to the Independent High Electoral Commission and other Iraqi institutions for the holding of provincial elections, slated to be staged by 31 January 2009. These will be the first provincial polls to be held in the country since 2005.“The provincial elections in early 2009 represent the most significant political event in the coming months in Iraq as they can advance political dialogue, establish representative provincial councils and empower community leaders to meet the needs of local citizens in cooperation with the Government of Iraq,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.At the same time, Mr. Ban warns that there is potential for election-related violence and instability. “It is therefore essential that the elections be organized in a secure environment and a transparent manner,” he stressed in his latest report to the Security Council on the work of UNAMI, which was published today.The holding of inclusive provincial and national elections is part of a wider process of national reconciliation, which remains the “main priority in Iraq and for ongoing United Nations efforts in the country,” he stated. Other vital elements of the process include the resolution of the internal boundaries issue, and the adoption of constitutional and legislative measures in the political, economic and social fields. The Secretary-General noted that despite a generally improving socio-economic context in Iraq, the lack of jobs and basic services remains a concern and areas of humanitarian need persist. “Private sector reform is among the most critical of the new initiatives undertaken by the United Nations,” he said, adding that “Iraq’s economy and private sector are fundamentally linked to its national reconciliation process.” He also described the improvements in the security situation over the past several months as “fragile,” noting in particular the “dramatic” increase in violence in early October against Christians in Mosul, which led to over 2,200 families reportedly fleeing their homes. Overall, the improvements in the security environment in recent months have proved positive with respect to human rights in Iraq, but continued violations pose serious concerns for Iraqi civilians and remain a priority of the UN, the Secretary-General added. At the same time, the situation regarding women’s rights and conditions has shown no significant overall improvement and alleged suicides and suspected honour crimes continue to be reported with “alarming regularity.”Given the “challenging” conditions on the ground, UNAMI still depends on Member States for security, logistical, operational and financial support.In this regard, Mr. Ban appeals for the legal arrangements for the security of the Mission, and of the wider UN presence in Iraq, to be maintained or amended, as necessary, in the light of the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between Iraq and the United States on a status-of-forces agreement.In August the Security Council extended UNAMI’s mandate for another year, so that it can continue to assist the Iraqi Government and its people with elections, reconciliation, the resolution of disputed boundaries, human rights and humanitarian concerns, as well as with reconstruction and development, as outlined in resolution 1770 of 2007. read more


Ban voices deep concern at ethnic tensions in South Sudan

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban spoke out about tensions between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities, echoing comments earlier this week by Hilde Johnson, the head of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan (UNMISS).“The Secretary-General calls on the leadership of both groups to cease violence and to work with the Government toward a long-term solution to the root causes of the hostilities,” the statement said.UNMISS has noted that high levels of cattle rustling and demand for high bridal dowries have helped to exacerbate existing ethnic tensions in Jonglei, one of 10 states in South Sudan, which became independent from Sudan in July.Air patrols by UNMISS last weekend identified thousands of Lou Nuer youth preparing to attack Murle communities near Likuangole, and the mission has reinforced personnel in key areas of Jonglei and stepped up patrols in a bid to dampen tensions.In today’s statement Mr. Ban commended the efforts of the South Sudanese Government to calm the situation and to ensure that vulnerable civilians are protected.Ms. Johnson stressed earlier this week that the Government bears primary responsibility for ensuring the safety of civilians in Jonglei.More than 1,000 people are estimated to have been killed in ethnic clashes within South Sudan this year, with Jonglei one of the states worst affected by the violence. Thousands more civilians have been displaced from their homes. 28 December 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern today about continuing ethnic tensions in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, where there are reports of fresh rounds of deadly clashes and claims that thousands of armed youth are preparing to attack members of a rival community. read more


Court registrar found drunk

The Puttalam Magistrate was not at the premises at the time. The registrar was released on police bail this evening. Sources told The Hub that the registrar is often found to be under the influence of alcohol by people visiting his office.Following a tip-off that he was drunk today an order was issued to arrest him. The Registrar of the Puttalam Magistrate’s court was found drunk today in his office and was arrested.According to police sources, the registrar was drunk in the office located within the court premises. read more


Wall defends lack of transparency on problems at carbon capture facility

Wall defends lack of transparency on problems at carbon- capture facility by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 29, 2015 2:14 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is defending the government’s silence on problems at the province’s much-celebrated carbon-capture facility.The $1.5-billion facility at the Boundary Dam power plant near Estevan can capture 90 per cent of emissions when it’s working. However, background notes prepared for the government and leaked to the Opposition NDP show it’s only been working 45 per cent of the time.The premier says, in hindsight, the government and SaskPower could have been more forthcoming about that.“I think SaskPower’s confirmed they’d probably use different language today. We’d take our cue from that as well, obviously I would,” Wall said Thursday at the legislature.“But the technology does work and that 90 per cent number is the capture level that we want to achieve, that we’re promoting around the world.”The carbon-capture facility opened with much fanfare last October. It was to have opened in April 2014, but faced construction delays.The goal is to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by one million tonnes annually. The facility has removed 400,000 tonnes.President and CEO Mike Marsh says SaskPower has not been able to run the facility at full capacity this year. They expect to capture more carbon dioxide after an overhaul is completed in mid-November.“For certain periods of the day we were able to capture the full 90 per cent. Other parts of the day, it was ramped down because of our operating issues that we have.”The premier said any new technology can have startup issues.Wall also said it was still accurate for him to tweet “Sask, we’re fully operational” when the facility opened in October 2014, because at that moment it was running.“That’s the information that I have and that’s the information that I’m going to provide.”Opposition NDP Leader Cam Broten said the government has been intentionally letting people believe that everything was OK at the facility instead of being upfront about the problems.“When you boil this down, you have a government that has been in hyper-spin mode, hyper-cheerleading mode, boasting about this project, and intentionally allowing the public in Saskatchewan and the world to have a take-away message that’s very different than reality,” said Broten.The delays have financial implications for SaskPower.One background note from February says there have been “numerous construction deficiencies” and that the utility has incurred additional costs of about $80 million to fix them. Marsh says that amount is “a little bit higher now,” but would not confirm the new number because SaskPower is trying to recoup the costs through legal means.SaskPower also has a contract to sell the captured CO2 to Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) to be used for enhanced oil recovery.SaskPower ended up having to pay $12 million in penalties to Cenovus last year because the utility couldn’t deliver enough carbon dioxide. SaskPower may owe Cenovus about $5 million this year as well, but officials say that will be offset by $11 million that Cenovus is paying for the CO2. read more


Thousands suffering amid harrowing conditions in east Ghouta and Afrin – UN

Having seen first-hand the desperate conditions of people from east Ghouta and Afrin, who are tired, hungry, traumatized and afraid, we need to provide them with urgent aid,” Ali Al-Za’tari, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, said Monday.“These civilians are facing harrowing humanitarian conditions,” he continued. “Many remain trapped by conflict inside East Ghouta and Afrin. All are in desperate need.” The fighting in both places has killed hundreds of civilians in the past month and displaced tens of thousands.Insecurity and fierce hostilities continue to endanger the people of East Ghouta, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres has referred to as “hell on earth.”   Most of those interviewed had some health conditions, likely due to years of lacking medicine and health care.Meanwhile, nearly 100,000 people have been displaced by hostilities in Afrin District. The majority, some 75,000 people, have fled to Tal Refaat and the remainder to Nubul, Zahraa and surrounding villages.The massive influx of internally displaced people is putting a strain on host communities, which are already overwhelmed. All 16 schools in Tal Refaat are being used as internally displaced shelters, resulting in the interruption of education.Since 11 March, some 25,000 people have reportedly left East Ghoutam and on a daily basis UN teams have been visiting Dweir, Adra and Herjelleh in Rural Damascus where they are sheltering. All of these sites are well over capacity, with more people continuing to arrive on a daily basis.“We appeal to Member States to provide much needed supplies and funding,” underscored Mr. Al-Za’tari.The UN and its partners, notably through the tireless efforts of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, are fully mobilized to deliver aid on the spot.“We appeal to all parties to facilitate access to all people in need; and to protect civilians, medical workers, service providers and humanitarian workers,” he concluded. read more


2018 Big Ten Preview Michigan State Spartans

Location: East Lansing, Michigan  2017 Record: 10-3 (7-2 Big Ten) Head Coach: Mark Dantonio  2018 Record: 2-1 (1-0 Big Ten) All-Time Record vs OSU: 15-31What has happened thus far in 2018: The Michigan State Spartans took a surprising loss in the second game of the season as the Herm Edwards-led Arizona State Sun Devils knocked off the then-No. 15 ranked Spartans with a field goal during the expiring seconds of regulation to secure the 16-13 victory. Michigan State bounced back versus Indiana in Week 3 with a 35-21 victory.  Impact Player:  Senior running back L.J. Scott is the most experienced player on the roster, but a slow start mixed with an ankle injury has limited his production thus far in 2018. Scott is a three-time letter winner with the Spartans and is a physical downfield runner with the capability of making an impact in the red zone against the Buckeyes. Strengths:  Creativity has helped Michigan State win its two games this season. Trick plays against Indiana were the decisive plays that allowed Michigan State to pull away with the victory against the Hoosiers last week. Quarterback Brian Lewerke made a quick pitch in the red zone to make a seven-point lead into a 14-point lead, which lasted for good. Lewerke also hauled in his first career reception during the game in a unique sequence of play calls that caught the Hoosiers off guard.  Weaknesses: Sloppy play has dug the Spartans into some holes this season that has made its path to victory harder than it needs to be. Lewerke has again been plagued by interceptions with four already this season after seven last year, and the offense has looked stagnant at times, such as in the loss to Arizona State. Michigan State also committed nine penalties in its opener against Utah State, flaws that it was able to make up for in Week 1. But those flaws could come back to bite them later in the season. read more


Booyco highlights importance of collision warning systems

first_imgCollisions between heavy and light vehicles, as well as underground vehicles and pedestrians, are amongst the most common types of accidents on mine sites. These accidents, caused primarily by poor visibility, can be reduced or even prevented. The CWS 800 collision warning system, recently supplied by Booyco Electronics to a copper mine in Zambia, increases situational awareness and minimises accidents by actively alerting the operator and mineworkers to imminent threats. “We have a strong footprint of installations in South African mines, but this is the first cross-border order we have received for the CWS 800. The system, which is currently being installed, will service all underground miners,” says Managing Director of Booyco Electronics, Anton Lourens.A single blind-spot accident, even without injuries, can put mining operations on hold for days. The resulting repair costs, equipment downtime, administrative requirements and lost productivity all have a significant impact on the bottom line. This is why collision warning and intervention is high on the list of priorities for mining companies. As attention on the health and safety of mineworkers continues to escalate, mines are forced to provide employees with tools that enhance their wellbeing. “A Mining Industry Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) focus group, known as the Transport and Machinery Adoption Team, is recommending processes to address the widespread adoption of safe practices. It would therefore behove mine management to consider automated accident prevention technology,” Lourens points out.Currently, as one of the largest suppliers of collision warning systems in South Africa, Booyco Electronics has 35,000 miner lamp installations in South African mines. “However, in order to comply with legislation, a substantial increase in the number of systems on mines is required. We have noticed that other cross-border countries, such as Zambia, are taking note of the very positive results the CWS 800 collision warning system produces in improved accident containment on our local mines,” Lourens adds.A collision warning systems consists of a sensor that detects the presence of an object, an interface that provides an audible and/or visual alarm to the equipment operator and wiring between the two. Very low frequency (VLF) technology is best for warning pedestrians who work near moving machinery, while ultra-high frequency (UHF) signalling is applied to warn the operators. The CWS 800 system employs both technologies for increased accuracy and reliability. “Supplying dependable safety systems to the mining sector is a top priority at Booyco Electronics. Our strategic alliances with VAK Technical Solutions and Selectronic Funk-und Sicherheitstechnik ensures that Booyco Electronics is able address the specific needs of the industry with regard to collision warning systems. We will continue to service the needs of the local market, whilst concurrently expanding into sub-Saharan countries,” Lourens concludes.last_img read more


Department suspends all operations at Ossory Meats horse abattoir

first_imgTHE DEPARTMENT OF Agriculture has suspended all operations at a county Offaly abattoir after an inspection found 25 “irregularities” relating to horse passports and microchips.Minister Simon Coveney said he was concerned by the results of the investigation at Ossory Meats, adding that the findings were “totally unacceptable” and “deeply disturbing”.On 8 March, officials from the department carried out identification checks on horses presented for slaughter at the Banagher plant, which had featured in BBC Northern Ireland’s recent Spotlight documentary into the illegal horsemeat trade.A total of 25 horses were found to have irregularities in their passports or microchip identifiers. In some cases, while the microchip in the equine matched the passport, the marking on the horse and the passports were “very different”.In other cases, horses were much older than they were presented as. These animals have all been humanely slaughtered and destroyed.An investigation into the practices at the abattoir has already begun, Coveney confirmed. It will examine the roles played by the implicated Passport Issuing Agencies, the veterinarians whose signatures appear on the documentation, the registered owners and the traders who supplied the animals. The conduct and management oversight at Ossory Meats will also be probed.The report into the wider horsemeat scandal, published by government today, described the incident as “quite extraordinary”, particularly given the “brazenness in attempting to have these animals slaughtered at a time when controls had been enhanced in the plant in question and also when the entire horsemeat saga was receiving such intense public scrutiny”.The department said the “full rigours of the law will be deployed” where illegality is identified.Until recently, the company had been subject to official controls provided by veterinary staff at Offaly County Council but powers were transferred to the department as the equine mislabelling investigation progressed.Horse smuggler talks about drugging animals before illegal slaughterlast_img read more


Gardaí begin search in Dublin park for remains of rapist James Nolan

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Google Street View By Michelle Hennessy GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have begun a search for the remains of convicted rapist James Nolan.The search was launched at Tolka Valley Park in Finglas after gardaí received information that Nolan’s remains may be found there.In February 2011, a human arm discovered on Dollymount Beach was identified through DNA testing as that of the convicted criminal. Nolan, 46, of Fairlawn Road in Finglas had been released from prison in 2010 after serving a term for burglary.He had not been seen since his release when his limb was found on the Dublin beach, but he had not been reported missing.In 1986, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his part in the gang rape of a 23-year-old woman. Short URL 36 Comments Gardaí begin search in Dublin park for remains of rapist James Nolan An arm discovered on Dollymount Beach in 2011 was identified as Nolan’s. 36,171 Views Apr 1st 2017, 5:02 PM Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 5:02 PM Share Tweet Email1 Image: Google Street Viewlast_img read more

Matthijs de Ligt wins the 2018 Golden boy award

first_imgDutch sensation and Ajax skipper Matthijs de Ligt has been crowned the 2018 Golden Boy as the most promising Under-21 player in Europe.De Ligt has been a subject of transfer speculation to LaLiga champions Barcelona and Premier League title holders Manchester City,  the 19-year-old centre-back claimed the Tuttosport award after receiving the most votes from an international panel.Matthijs de Ligt has been crowned Europe’s Golden Boy 🏆What a talent he is 🙌— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 17, 2018Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.De Ligt saw off opposition from Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, AC Milan forward Patrick Cutrone, Roma winger Justin Kluivert and Real Madrid teenager Vinicius Junior to win the accolade.PSG forward Kylian Mbappe was the last recipient of the award and he went on to help the French team win the World Cup.Netherlands international De Ligt – under contract until 2021 – has been a revelation since making his debut for boyhood club Ajax in 2016, establishing himself in the heart of the Eredivisie club’s defence.A first international call-up following last year and De Ligt continues to attract interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Barca reportedly at the front of the queue.last_img read more

For Guardiola Fernandinho is very important

first_imgThe Manchester City manager believes the Brazil midfielder is not certain to face Southampton on SundayBrazilian midfielder Fernandinho is injured.But he trained with Manchester City on Saturday and might be able to face Southampton tomorrow.“It is not necessary to lose three games from four to say how important Fernandinho is to us,” Guardiola said to The Standard.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It is a specific position, we don’t have his qualities again. He is an incredible player.”“We tried but when players don’t want to come what can we do?” Guardiola spoke about trying to cover him.“I never in my career with Barcelona or Bayern Munich, I never complain about what they try to do, the clubs.”“They do their best because they want to win too. They try to provide me with the best team possible and they did it,” Guardiola added.last_img read more


Herrera Beutler Compromise drove transportation bill

first_imgCongresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler said the compromise on the transportation bill reached Wednesday includes some provisions she’s happy about, and some she’s not — but that’s to be expected when Democrats and Republicans sit down to hammer out their differences in a high-profile piece of legislation.The first-term Republican representative from Camas pointed out that, under the compromise bill, $500 million would be reauthorized for a grant program that could help finance the Columbia River Crossing project. The previous transportation bill had only allowed $356 million for the grant program, which doles out money based on a project’s national and regional significance.“From day one, I have said that the federal government must be prepared to pay its fair share of replacing the (Interstate 5) bridge,” she said.The $500 million allotment for all megaprojects nationwide could send money the CRC’s way, but it’s likely to be far less than what the $3.5 billion project needs. Project officials as recently as this month told state lawmakers that they’re banking on $400 million to $500 million from the Projects of Regional and National Significance account — or one year’s allotment for all of the United States.As U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg said in an interview with Bike Portland last December: “The truth is, one thing we’re seeing all over the country is there are still a lot of places that want to see a lot of big and grand projects and the scale of funding that’s available at the state and national level is just not what it used to be. So that bigger conflict is looming in places all over the country. Certainly, with the CRC, that’s been the issue all along.”last_img read more


Second passenger in Sundays fatal crash dies

first_imgA second man has died of injuries sustained in Sunday’s single-car crash on Vancouver’s Southeast Columbia Boulevard.Benjamin Folk, 25, of Vancouver, died Tuesday, Vancouver police said.Vancouver police have also identified the passenger who died earlier as Jesse E. Orellano-Leister, 20, of Vancouver.Ian J. Cole, 20, of Ridgefield, who is accused of driving under the influence at the time of the collision, faces charges Friday of vehicular homicide and hit and run in connection with the deaths. Both victims were passengers in Cole’s 2003 Ford Mustang when the car collided with a telephone pole around 8:43 p.m. Another passenger, Maxwell Borders, 19, address unknown, was injured. He was treated and released from PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Folk’s family said he had a severe brain hemorrhage. A family friend said he was taken off life support late Monday.At his Friday arraignment, Cole is scheduled to be charged with vehicular homicide, hit-and-run death, two counts of hit-and-run injury and DUI. The specific charges may change in light of Folk’s death. Judge Suzan Clark held Cole on $150,000 bail Monday and appointed Vancouver attorney Sean Downs to defend him.Cole was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana around 8:43 p.m. while the three passengers were in his vehicle, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. He was driving recklessly and speeding when he lost control of his car and hit a telephone pole in the 100 block of Southeast Columbia Way, said Deputy Prosecutor Julie Carmena.Cole is accused of fleeing the accident scene on foot and calling Folk’s fiancee to pick him up.The Columbian in Monday’s paper incorrectly stated that the driver of the Mustang was killed in the accident.last_img read more

SXSW 2018 Eddy Cue On The Expanding Apple Ecosystem

first_img Twitter Facebook SXSW 2018: Eddy Cue On The Expanding Apple Ecosystem Cue Says Apple’s Ecosystem Is Expanding sxsw-2018-eddy-cue-expanding-apple-ecosystem News Email Keynote conversation takes into account new models for music consumptionPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 13, 2018 – 4:15 pm There’s no doubt that Apple has made some sweeping changes to the way its products align with the consumption of music — look no further than the success of their Apple Music streaming service or the rampant rumors the iTunes music digital download store could be discontinued.In a keynote conversation held at SXSW at the Austin Convention Center in Texas on March 12, Apple Senior VP, Internet, Software and Services Eddy Cue took some time to shed light into Apple’s ecosystem expansion plans, including the music sector, with CNN’s Dylan Byers.The Apple Music subscription service grew in line with expectations last month, from 36 million subscribers to 38 million. But the paying customers for Apple Music and other subscription services are just a small part of the much larger demographic Apple is already serving.”We have half a billion people visiting the App Store every week,” said Cue. “There are easily 2 billion people in the world who can afford to pay for some level of music, yet Spotify and Apple Music combined have only around 100 million subs globally. There’s a huge gap there and we both have to grow by a significant amount in order to get to the numbers that we should be at. … The opportunity here … is about sheer growth for music streaming, about compensating for that audience gap.”In addition, Cue highlighted Apple’s smart speaker, HomePod, emphasizing its high music intelligence and its potential in a market with other smart speakers. Cue also reported the expanding adoption for Apple’s AR software development kit, now in use by more than 2,000 App Store titles, saying the technology would become “a mainstream product that people use every single day.”Focusing on various touchpoints in Apple’s business model, from streaming to apps, AR and more, it seems no matter what the rumors say, Apple isn’t straying far from keeping music at the core of their business.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more