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PNB Housing Finance Q1 profit up 11 to Rs 285 cr

first_imgOur Correspondent New Delhi: PNB Housing Finance on Tuesday said its net profit rose 11 per cent to Rs 284.50 crore during the first quarter of the current fiscal year. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 255.80 crore in the corresponding April-June quarter of 2018-19. Total income for April-June quarter of 2019-20 increased to Rs 2,232.58 crore from Rs 1,648.31 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal, PNB Housing Finance said in a release. Net interest income registered a growth of 45 per cent to Rs 625.50 crore from Rs 432.8 crore. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe company’s net interest margin — a key gauge of profitability — rose to 3.14 per cent in June quarter from 2.74 per cent a year ago, it said. Gross non-performing assets (NPA) stood at 0.85 per cent of the loan assets as on June 30, 2019 as against 0.43 per cent as on June 30, 2018. At Asset Under Management (AUM) level, gross NPA was at 0.76 per cent. Net NPA stood at 0.67 per cent of the loan assets as against 0.33 per cent last year. The cumulative ECL (expected credit loss) provision as on June 30, 2019 was Rs 598 crore. In addition to the ECL provision, the company has Rs 156.5 crore as a steady state provision for unforeseeable macro-economic factors, it said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostTotal provision to assets stood at 0.99 per cent as on June 30, 2019 compared with 0.74 per cent on June 30, 2018, it further said. The company’s disbursements stood at Rs 7,634.3 crore during June quarter as compared with Rs 9,767.3 crore in the same quarter last year. Its corporate disbursement fell 81 per cent to Rs 604.5 crore from Rs 3,172 crore. The AUM stood at Rs 88,332.9 crore as on June 30, 2019, up from Rs 68,577.5 crore a year ago.last_img read more

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Family of Toronto girl who claimed her hijab was cut apologizes reports

first_imgTORONTO – The family of an 11-year-old Toronto girl has reportedly apologized for the “pain and anger” they caused, after the girl’s claim that a man cut her hijab turned out not to be true.“This has been a very painful experience for our family,” said the statement, first reported by the Toronto Star.“We want to thank everyone who has shown us support at this difficult time. Again, we are deeply sorry for this and want to express our sincere apologies to every Canadian.”Toronto police began investigating the alleged incident as a hate crime last Friday, after the girl said she was attacked twice on the way to school by a man who cut her hijab with scissors.The alleged incident made international headlines and drew swift public condemnation from the prime minister, Ontario’s premier and Toronto’s mayor.On Monday, police announced that their investigation was complete and the alleged incident did not happen.They said no charges would be laid.Spokesman Mark Pugash said in an interview that police weren’t prepared to discuss how the situation escalated.He stressed that it’s “very unusual” for someone to make such false allegations, and he hopes it will not discourage others from coming forward.Canadian Muslim organizations expressed similar concerns, saying they feared others who experience hate crimes may be reluctant to report them out of worry that they will not be believed.In their statement Wednesday, the girl’s family said when they heard her story, they “assumed it to be true, just like everyone else.”They added, “We only went public because we were horrified that there was such a perpetrator who may try to harm someone else.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story to clarify a comment attributed to police spokesman Mark Pugashlast_img read more

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Ottawa gives Manitoba chiefs money to study reforming child welfare system

first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN National News Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says child welfare needs to be reformed to better serve First Nations.Carolyn Bennett is in Winnipeg to announce funding for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to study how Child and Family Services can be overhauled.Bennett says the $550,000 will help First Nations consult with elders, social workers and youth to figure out how to better address their needs.Grand Chief Derek Nepinak says putting more money into child welfare doesn’t make sense until the system stops rewarding the apprehension of kids.He says agencies should focus more on supporting families and keeping them together.Manitoba has more than 10,000 children in care and apprehends an average of one newborn baby a day.bhobson@aptn.ca— with files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

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UK automotive to boast strong presence at Electric Vehicle Symposium in LA

SMMT and a large contingent of UK automotive organisations will be at EVS26 in Los Angeles – one of the world’s leading forums for ultra-low carbon technologies. Supported by many leading names from industry and academia, they will show why the UK continues to be a global leader in the development of low and ultra-low carbon products.UK automotive will be represented by over 30 organisations from across industry and academia, with 10 exhibiting as part of the UK Pavilion. Additionally, many respected speakers from UK industry will present papers at the accompanying symposium.SMMT has organised a special seminar specifically to showcase UK expertise, and is the platinum sponsor for the Cleantech Incubator premier networking event, where former Technology Minister Lord Drayson and Lotus Engineering will be among the distinguished panelists. While in the US, SMMT has organised visits for its exhibitors to automotive facilities at electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery system manufacturer CODA and Fisker the premium hybrid electric vehicle manufacturer.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Ohio State mens hockey falls twice to topranked Minnesota

Freshman defenseman Drew Brevig (4) attempts to regain his balance during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternRegardless of venue, the outcome was the same for the Ohio State men’s hockey team against top-ranked Minnesota: cold.The Buckeyes (11-8-1, 1-4-1-0) dropped back-to-back contests against the Golden Gophers (17-2-3, 7-0-1-0) over the weekend in Minneapolis.Saturday evening’s game began with a two-goal Buckeye advantage. Junior forward Nick Oddo scored his sixth goal of the season 10:35 into the first period before freshman defenseman Drew Brevig doubled his team’s lead less than four minutes later.Minnesota’s junior forward Sam Warning answered just 24 seconds after Brevig’s tally to cut OSU’s lead to one. Warning then scored two more times in the second period to complete his hat trick and the turnaround for the Gophers. The hosts added another goal in the final period to complete a 4-2 victory.Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said he thought his team “played a pretty good hockey game” but ultimately “came up a little short,” according to a press release.Buckeye freshman goalie Christian Frey – making his third career start – stopped 28 shots in his first-ever defeat.On Friday night the two teams met in the 2014 Hockey City Classic. The game was played outside at Minnesota’s football venue, TCF Bank Stadium, and the difficult conditions slowed down two of the nations top three offenses, producing a 1-0 win for the Gophers.“The little things you can do on the normal ice were harder for me so I just tried to keep it simple,” senior defenseman Curtis Gedig said in a press release. “I think the 1-0 score reflected how tough it was.”First period shots were 8-7 in favor of the Gophers, though the Buckeyes had the clearest opportunity through a Ryan Dzingel breakaway that was saved by Adam Wilcox in the Minnesota net.“I tried to go upstairs with it and just didn’t get a hold of it as much as I would like,” Dzingel said in a press release. “He obviously made a great save.”The visitors regretted that miss 4:20 into the second when a Taylor Cammarata shot squeezed through the body of OSU freshman goalie Matt Tomkins to give Minnesota the lead.After that goal the Buckeyes did all they could to draw level in the remaining period and a half but the couldn’t beat the impressive Wilcox, who became the first net minder to hold OSU scoreless all season.The Buckeyes are back on the road this upcoming weekend with two games against the Wisconsin Badgers. Friday’s game is set to begin at 9 p.m. and Saturday’s is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more

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Jesse King finding success everywhere he goes

Then-sophomore midfielder Jesse King (19) advances the ball during a game against Detroit Feb. 9 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 14-8.Credit: Lantern file photoFor most college athletes, playing beyond their school’s season is unheard of.The same cannot be said about Ohio State’s incoming senior lacrosse midfielder Jesse King.Following a junior season which saw him named a third team All-American and a Tewaaraton Award nominee, King can now add another accolade to that list: Federation of International Lacrosse World Lacrosse champion.Two weeks ago, Canada avenged its pool-play loss to the United States by shutting down the Stars and Stripes, 8-5, to win its third ever gold medal at the World Championships. Canada also won the event in 2006 and 1978.King, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, where he attended Claremont Secondary School, said the importance of the tournament went far beyond just winning the gold medal.“It was pretty amazing,” King said. “My whole family was out watching the (championship) game. They came down and watched all my games which was pretty special for me because at school they don’t get to watch me play very often.”“Winning the gold medal was pretty emotional. It was just kind of like unbelievable and it still hasn’t kicked in right now.”OSU coach Nick Myers said the opportunity King got to learn from the best players in the world will give him a leg up during his final season in Columbus.“Certainly with Jesse being a part of the team currently, having one more year, what an incredible experience to take away for a young man his age to have a world championship under his belt,” Myers said.In his three seasons with the Buckeyes, King has compiled 131 points on 77 goals and 54 assists, good for 17th on OSU’s career points list. Continuing that success with Canada, King recorded one goal and three assists in seven games despite being one of only four current collegiate athletes on the team.Appearing in every game for his country, King provided a physical presence at the midfield position by using his 6-foot, 3-inch frame to ward off defenders, something Myers and erstwhile OSU defenseman Joe Meurer said can be a matchup nightmare.“I think anytime you have a player who is 6-foot-3, 200 plus pounds, can see the field very well, can beat his man, and work just as hard off the ball, there is a lot to think about there,” Myers said.“He is one of the smartest lacrosse players I’ve ever played with,” Meurer said. “His knowledge of the game, his instincts and awareness, I think those three things make him such a dominant player and sets him apart from a lot of other players.”However, before donning the iconic maple leaf, King first had to make the cut from the initial 51 players who were invited to Team Canada’s selection camp which was held on the campus of Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., from Oct. 11 to 14, 2013.A total of 97 players submitted tryout applications which were considered by The Canadian Lacrosse Association.Among those invited to camp included reigning Major League Lacrosse MVP Kevin Crowley, attackman John Grant Jr., who is widely regarded as one of the finest players to ever play the game, and OSU’s all-time leading goal scorer Logan Schuss.“It was very intimidating,” King said. “I’m going up against guys that I hear about in the news or all over social media about how well they play in the NLL or MLL, and I just kind of moseyed on in and got the opportunity to try out.”Even though more seasoned players, such as Schuss, got cut and Grant Jr. was forced to watch the tournament from the sidelines after his application for a Therapeutic Use Exemption was denied, King played his way onto the 24-man roster that traveled to Denver, Colo., in early July.Then, on July 10, King and his fellow Canadians stepped into the limelight.After an opening ceremony which saw a record 38 nations, including nine first-time nations, Canada took the field for a primetime showdown against arch-rival USA in a clash of lacrosse heavyweights.In what was widely considered a preview of the gold medal game, Canada struck first, jumping on top of the defending champions, 3-0. However, the lead was short-lived.The USA proceeded to score the next eight goals before holding off a late Canadian rally to steal the first game, 10-7.King said after the game the team didn’t hang its head and instead, focused on getting better throughout the tournament with the mindset that they would see the USA again.“You really have to take into perspective that a lot of the guys on the American team, who are unbelievably talented, don’t play the box lacrosse that we play and they have a lot more time to practice together,” King said. “Our first practice together as a team, was four days before that game.”True to his word, King and Team Canada bounced back immediately, rattling off four wins in four days by taking down fellow Blue Division opponents England, the Iroquois Nationals, Japan and Australia.King scored his lone goal of the tournament in Canada’s 12-4 romp over Australia, which saw them finish pool-play with a 4-1 record to earn an automatic berth into the semifinals.There, Canada faced its toughest challenge to date in a rematch against a determined Iroquois Nationals squad.However, just like they had the first time around, Canada managed to slow down the Iroquois’ potent offense to advance to the finals with a 12-6 victory.With the USA’s semifinal win against Australia, the rematch was set. But with the USA coming in undefeated and loaded from top to bottom, experts gave Canada little shot at an upset.Undeterred by the predictions swirling around, Canada came out of the gates swinging, building up some early momentum on the USA as they carried a 3-1 lead into the half.With the USA backed into a corner, Canada held off a late rally that brought the gold medal back to the Great White North with an 8-5 win.King described the whole experience as once in a lifetime, adding that it was a “treat” to get a chance to be around players from countries such as Uganda as well as suiting up with players he admired growing up.“The guys we were talking with, Team Uganda, they’ve been playing for four years and the stick skills that they were able to have in that short amount of time was really outstanding,” King said.As if playing against the world’s best wasn’t enough, King has also been competing for his native Victoria Shamrocks, a Senior A box lacrosse club which plays in the Western Lacrosse Association and competes for the Mann Cup, which is awarded annually to the winner of a championship series played between the WLA champion and Major Series Lacrosse champion.Last summer, while playing for the junior Shamrocks, King posted an otherworldly 111 points in 15 games and he hasn’t slowed down since making the jump to the senior level.In 10 games this season, King has tallied 41 points, good for third on the team. Victoria currently sits in first place in the WLA with a 14-2-2 record as they look to win their first Mann Cup since 2005.“I was born in Victoria and I was really fortunate to get drafted by Victoria as well,” King said. “Playing box in the summer, it may not be the same style of lacrosse, but it does translate over to field lacrosse. It makes you smarter, it makes you more aware, it makes you more alert.”Later this month, King will be arriving back in Columbus where he will look to lead the Buckeyes back to the NCAA tournament after failing in 2014 to manufacture back-to-back trips for the first time in 10 years.“Every year, the Ohio State Buckeyes are always contenders, not because we are the most talented, but because we have the grit and the work ethic and we are always willing to do whatever it takes to win,” King said. “I’m very excited to get back on campus, get back in the snake pit and play some games.”Myers said King has developed more and more as a leader every year since coming to OSU, but there is still some work for him to do to get the most out of his game as well as his teammates.“You do that by leading by example, encouraging your teammates while at the same time challenging them to a degree,” Myers said. “I think that Jesse has found a balance at that and he’s done better and better every year.”In January, the talk around Columbus centered around King stepping into that leadership role for Myers and the Buckeyes. Meurer said King has thrived in that role and comes ready to play everyday.“I know us as a team put a lot of pressure on him last year but he handled it really well,” Meurer said. “He brings his lunch pail to work everyday and at the end of the day that’s all that really matters.”Success hasn’t been uncommon to King as he has been a winner at every level of the game. A true leader on and off the field, fans can only get excited for what’s in store for King and the Buckeye program in 2015. read more

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NEWCOMER IN DKB BUNDESLIGA Jose Hombrados to HSG Wetzlar

HSG WetzlarJAvier Jose Hombrados Another great player will get some experience of playing at German DKB Bundesliga. Legendary Spanish goalkeeper Javier Hombrados will replace injured Magnus Dahl in HSG Wetzlar! Ex-Atletico MAdrid’s goalkeeper has been in Qatar during IHF Super GLobe where he played for domestic Al Sadd.He will be a useful addition to the squad who will stay without Dahl in next month. HSG Wetzlar already made  a big transfer which made this team worldwide known – sign Ivano Balic. ← Previous Story NORWAY AND SWEDEN WANT ALL: Candidates for hosting EHF EURO 201 and 2020 announced Next Story → HUNGARY: Hard-fought Pick victory in Orosháza read more

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Hulu Plus comes to Xbox LIVE celebrates with free week thanks to

first_imgIf you’re a gamer suffering from the PlayStation Network outage, you’re in luck, that is if you have an Xbox 360. Microsoft announced Thursday that Hulu Plus for Xbox will be arriving the same day as the Royal Wedding. It features Kinect support, but even more immediately exciting is that users will get one week of Hulu Plus for free, and you can thank beef jerky for that.Thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, Hulu Plus will be “unlocked” on Xbox LIVE and will be free starting tomorrow, April 29 and going through Friday, May 6. The free service works for all Xbox LIVE members, whether you have a Free or a Gold subscription.After your free week is over, you can head over to the Hulu Plus page and sign up for another free week. But, all good things must come to an end, or at least cost something, so once your free trial is over, the service will cost you $7.99 a month, which isn’t a bad price if you’re not paying $100+ for your cable bill.If you’re unfamiliar with Hulu Plus, the service provides current-season TV shows from ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, NBC, and MTV, among other channels, as well as back seasons of series, like “Lost.” Plus, it offers classic movies from The Criterion Collection.Xbox LIVE general manager Pete Thompson said in a press release that Hulu Plus is an “important addition to support our continued effort to expand entertainment on Xbox LIVE.”Though you’re paying 8 bucks a month, you’re still getting “limited advertising.”Via Joystiqlast_img read more

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Tenaday How to sneak in more veg without feeling youre living on

first_img Ciara Wright Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 7:30 PM 464 Views Apr 1st 2017, 7:30 PM By Ciara Wright Share69 Tweet Email7 Short URL 19 Comments Senior nutritionist Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article WITH MOST OF us not reaching the five-a-day recommendation already, what hope do we have of reaching ten-a-day?There is now good evidence that the more fruit and vegetables we eat, the lower the risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Sounds like a good reason to eat your greens, but is ten-a-day beyond most of us?You could be eating none-a-dayGiven the average food choices in Ireland, it is certainly possible to reach dinner time without having eaten any vegetables.With cereal, or even porridge, for breakfast and a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch, not one single life-saving vegetable may have crossed your lips by evening time.If this is the pattern you are following, it’s probably unlikely that you’re having ten vegetables for dinner, and I’m not sure your gut or those living with you would thank you for that anyway.Most families will have some vegetable with dinner, although not always. Think of the old reliable spaghetti Bolognese. While we always recommend this is served with a green salad that covers half your plate, in reality, I doubt the kids are tucking into their rocket.Ten-a-day is not recent newsDespite the recent media coverage, the ten-a-day finding is not new.Granted, this research is very comprehensive and provides strong evidence for increasing your intake of plant foods. However, we heard the ten-a-day evidence in the media in 2014 when a University College of London study showed that people who ate at least seven portions of fruit and vegetables daily were 42% less likely to die from any cause.At this time, the experts advised we increase our intake. However, changing the government recommendations of 5-a-day was deemed pointless; people already struggled to reach this. While this new research is even more conclusive, the same argument holds.Does recommending ten-a-day make it more difficult for people? Is such an unsurmountable target putting us off even trying at all?Aim for five-a-day at leastIf you decide to make a concerted effort, getting 5-a-day is still a good aim. Five or more portions of fruits and vegetables could prevent 5.6 million premature deaths per year the new study calculated.According to the most recent Healthy Ireland Survey (October 2016), only one in four of us are currently achieving this daily, although women do slightly better than men.Often, when people decide to eat a little healthier, we often find they increase their fruit intake first as these are sweeter and therefore more rewarding to our brain than lower-sugar vegetables.However, the 5-a-day should really comprise only two pieces of fruit at most and at least three portions of vegetables.Sneaking in the extra vegetables Source: Shutterstock/Slobodan KunevskiSo how do we sneak in more vegetables without feeling like we’re living  on rabbit food?Green smoothies have gained massive popularity and are a great way to sneak in kale, spinach or pak choi. Simple choices can help too, like making your sandwich at lunch an open sandwich. Ditch one slice of bread and replace with chopped salad veg such as peppers, carrots, tomatoes, baby corn, sugar snap peas or cucumber.You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to make a salad but you do need to be prepared to do a little chopping before you head out to work.Another tip is to make a slaw of finely chopped white, red or Chinese cabbage, fennel or radish and carrot and keep this undressed in the fridge in a Tupperware container. It will keep for a couple of days and you can take a portion out each morning on your way to work and dress it as you go.For the family, try using a “hidden veg” pasta sauce for the kids. Using a base of tomato passata, add chopped vegetables such as onion, celery, mushrooms, aubergine, courgette, peppers and spinach and cook until the vegetables are soft.Make it even easier and faster by chopping the veg in your food processor if you have one. Add red lentils for healthy protein and plenty of garlic for flavour.When the vegetables are cooked through, blitz it up so all those potentially objectionable vegetables disappear. Stir in a good dollop of mascarpone cheese to make it taste delicious and serve over pasta with torn basil.We also know that kids follow our example, so making sure that vegetables make an appearance at every meal time is important.Serving them as a “starter” is a great trick – get them while they are starving and serve up the vegetables first, either raw peppers they can grab with their hands or add a little butter or parmesan to green beans and allow them dig in.Prevention is better than cureIt is safe to say that most us have some room for improvement here and when it comes to chronic illness, prevention is definitely better than cure.Any increase in vegetable intake will stand to you, so whatever you are eating now, eat more.Ciara Wright PhD DipNT is Director and Senior Nutritionist at Glenville Nutrition Ireland. www.glenvillenutrition.ie‘As the UK withdraws economic opportunities will arise. Ireland must aggressively pursue them’>Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?> http://jrnl.ie/3317574 Ten-a-day? ‘How to sneak in more veg without feeling you’re living on rabbit food’ Any increase in the amount of veggies you’re eating will stand to you, writes nutritionist Ciara Wright.last_img read more

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Meet Overwatchs Newest AntiHero Doomfist

first_img ‘Overwatch’ Coming to Nintendo Switch… In Case FormLego Adds Two More ‘Overwatch’ Sets: Wrecking Ball and Junke… Stay on target Overwatch has just gotten itself a brand-new hero called Doomfist. This character has been eagerly anticipated ever since the original Overwatch trailer made its debut. Now, PC players can head over to the Public Test Realm (PTR) and give this awesome-ly named warrior a shot.Doomfist is a character made for players who favor a more aggressive, up-close-and-personal combat style. His assortment of moves include a Rocket Punch, Rising Uppercut, Seismic Slam, and a shield named Best Defense. He has an ultimate move called Meteor Strike. This area-of-effect attack is great for clearing out foes who get too close for comfort. Despite his large frame, Doomfist is an extremely fast and agile character that encourages players to constantly be on the move.Like every Overwatch character, Doomfist has his own unique backstory. Doomfist, whose real name is Akande Ogundimu, was freed from a Numbani prison by the villainous Talon organization. Akande is the third person to wield the Doomfist gauntlet — a weapon that was once housed in a display case in the Numbani map. Despite being a “hero,” Doomfist believes mankind benefits from being in constant conflict and he wants to impose his ideology on the world. According to Game Director Jeff Kaplan, Doomfist is “very core to Overwatch.” Check out the action-packed, anime-style video that accompanied Doomfist’s reveal.As stated earlier, PC players can get a crack at trying out Doomfist right now. We don’t know exactly when the character will be available for console players, but it shouldn’t be too long from now. The character looks bad-ass and should be a lot of fun for Overwatch fans to play with.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Luka Modric celebrates six years at Real Madrid

first_imgLuka Modric celebrated his six-year anniversary at Real Madrid on MondayThe Croatian playmaker was signed by Los Blancos for €35m in 2012 from Tottenham and is now an integral figure of the squad.Modric has made 260 appearances in all competitions for Real and added 13 goals in the process.Receiving the Golden Ball award in the 2018 World Cup in Russia has further enhanced Modric glowering reputation with Serie A giants Inter Milan failing to prize him away from the Santiago Bernabeu.In his six years at Real, Modric has won the following:Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.4 Champions League3 Club World Cups3 European Super Cups1 La Liga1 Copa del Rey2 Supercopa de Espana.Modric even left a message on Instagram with a photo.last_img read more

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Manchester Mears to award 20 pay rise in equal pay dispute

first_imgHousing maintenance employees who work for repair and maintenance organisation Mears in Manchester are to receive a 20% pay increase as a result of strike action over an equal pay dispute.Approximately 180 employees, who are members of the trade union Unite, employed by Manchester Mears and Manchester Working, a joint venture organisation operated by Mears, will benefit from the new pay deal.In addition to the 20% all-employee pay increase, the new deal also includes the equalisation of pay within and across trade groups, parity of pay with similar organisations in the sector, and the removal of a charter that would have resulted in adverse changes to employees’ contracts, according to Unite.The final pay deal was reached through negotiations between Mears and Manchester council after maintenance employees undertook more than 80 days of strike action since May 2017 in a dispute over pay parity. Unite states that some employees at both Manchester Mears and Manchester Working were being paid up to £3,500 less than comparative employees for performing the same work.The affected employees perform repairs and maintenance work across 11,000 council properties managed by Northwards Housing, via a contract tendered by Manchester City Council.Andy Fisher, regional co-ordinating officer at Unite, said: “This is a victory for solidarity and direct action. Our members have stuck together through thick and thin. There were those who said these contracts were so broken they could not be fixed, but Unite has proved them wrong.“The strike has brought the workforce closer together as a workforce and who will be primed to push back against the employer if fresh industrial relations issues develop in the future.”A spokesperson at Mears added: “We are happy that negotiations have finally concluded, however the figure quoted by Unite of a 20% pay increase ‘across the board’ is simply incorrect and totally misleading.“We have agreed terms to standardise contracts, which in reality means that pay has increased for some but not for all, and for others so have their hours of work. It is also incorrect to refer to a ‘sackers charter’; there never was and there never will be such a thing at Mears. All our terms and conditions for employment are made clear in new and existing contracts, as is normal practice.”last_img read more

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Fox Sports executive fired for misconduct

first_imgA Fox Sports executive was abruptly fired on Monday over allegations of misconduct in the latest scandal over workplace behavior to hit the giant cable network.Jamie Horowitz, who oversaw programing for Fox Sports, was fired at his office in Los Angeles after two years on the job.His dismissal came as parent company 20th Century Fox has been rocked by several claims in recent months of sexual harassment involving senior executives.Fox Sports president Eric Shanks announced the firing in an email to employees that alluded to misconduct.He did not provide specifics and neither he nor an attorney representing the network could immediately be reached for comment.”Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to, should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times,” Shanks said in his email, carried by local media.Horowitz’s attorney Patricia Glaser immediately hit back.”The way Jamie has been treated by Fox is appalling,” she said in a statement obtained by AFP.”At no point in his tenure was there any mention by his superiors or human resources of any misconduct or an inability to adhere to professional conduct. Jamie was hired by Fox to do a job, a job that until today he has performed in an exemplary fashion,” she said.”Any slanderous accusations to the contrary will be vigorously defended.”Last year, Fox News’s powerful chairman Roger Ailes left the company following allegations of sexual misconduct. In May the network also parted ways with its star anchor Bill O’Reilly after a Los Angeles radio personality accused him of sexual misconduct.Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox media company runs the most watched US cable news channel that is a favorite among conservatives.The scandals have affected Fox’s viewership and prompted speculation that they could hurt Murdoch’s multi-billion dollar bid to take over the European satellite giant Sky.last_img read more

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Driver killed four injured after car hits private bus on Dufferin Road

first_imgKolkata: The driver of a private car was killed and its four female occupants injured when it collided head on with a private bus on Dufferin Road in Esplanade area on Sunday afternoon.The injured, who are MA students of distance education at Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), have been admitted to SSKM hospital. The condition of one Rakhi Manna of Gazipur, Howrah, is stated to be critical. According to police sources, the bus of route no 12D was headed towards Howrah station, while the private vehicle with the four students was travelling in the opposite direction towards Second Hooghly Bridge when the accident occurred at around 2.10 pm. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Prima facie it appears that the private car somehow went to the wrong lane either in a bid to overtake another vehicle or due to loss of control because of wet road and rammed into the bus. The bus tried to take left to avoid the collision and lost control and went on to the footpath. We are checking CCTV footages and gathering circumstantial evidences for further leads,” an officer of Maidan police station said.The accident spot near the crossing of Mayo Road and Dufferin Road comes under the jurisdiction of Maidan Police station. The bus and the mangled private vehicle have been seized and search is on for the bus driver who managed to flee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe driver of the vehicle identified as Pappu (25). who was rushed to SSKM hospital by the police, was declared brought dead.The four others, who have suffered injuries, include Sunita Jana of village Binala under Joypur police station in Howrah, Sanchita Karmakar of village Thalia, Joypur, Howrah, Rajashree Manna and Jagatballavpur Howrah and Rakhi Manna of Gazipur, Howrah. All of them were returning home from Joypuria College, which was the centre for their MA examination under distance mode. They were all headed towards their residences at different places in Howrah district.Among the four students, Rakhi has suffered severe injuries on her head and mouth, while the condition of other three are stated to be stable.last_img read more

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first_imgKate Galante From the print editionHere are some more to add to your list: Desayuno (breakfast) is formed from des, indicating negation or withdrawal, and ayuno, meaning “fast” in the sense of going without food, which comes from the Latin ieiunum (emptiness). Thus, it means “to stop fasting.”Dios (God) comes from the Latin word for God, deus, which, as logical as it may seem, does not come from the Greek “Zeus.” Rather, both words come from the Indo-European root dyeu/dyu, meaning “daylight” (the sun) from which then evolved the idea of “being of light,” and from there, “God.”Esclavo (slave). We tend to think of slaves as dark-skinned, but the surprise here is that the word came from eslavo (Slav), originally from the Greek word sklabos. As it turns out, it was the light-skinned northerners who were slaves to the dark-skinned southerners in ancient times. The first word the Romans used for slaves was servus, but, for a variety of historical factors, the word in use became sclavus. By the Middle Ages, even the popes had slaves of Slavic origin, and the word had stuck.Jamás (never) comes from the Latin iam magis or jam magis, which means “forever.” Literally, it is ya más (already more), and is another word that came to mean the opposite of its original meaning.Joder may mean “to bother” in Costa Rica, but its official word of origin, future, means, “to copulate.” This, in turn, comes from either the Indo-European word bhaut (to beat) or the Celtic word bactuere (to penetrate). Though none of these resemble joder, this theory is supported by the similar use of the word foutre in French, fuder in Brazilian Portuguese, fotere in Italian, a fute in Romanian and fotre in Catalan, not to mention the lewd “f” word in English. There is, however, a competing theory: In late medieval times, the third person singular of the Hebrew verb yadah (“to know” in the Biblical sense) was yodeh, very similar to joder. Well, if nothing else, you now know a naughty word in five other languages.Mulato. The mule (mula) is half horse and half donkey, that is, a half-breed. Thence, regrettably, the word mulato.Murciélago (bat, the animal). The first part of the word comes from the Latin mus and muris (mouse). In the Middle Ages, mur was often used in Spanish to say “mouse.” The second part of the word comes from the Spanish ciego (blind). Thus, a bat is a blind mouse.Naranja (orange, the fruit) comes from Sanskrit narangah, which is related to “poison for elephants” because, in a Sanskrit legend, an elephant dies of gluttony eating oranges. From there it went through transformations in Persian and Arabic, and moved to naranja in Spanish, with naranjo denominating the tree. Originally, this name referred only to the sour or bitter orange. Later, when various sweet citrus fruits were introduced, the name naranja was applied to them, with the exception of mandarín (because they came from China, like our “tangerine” because they come from Tangiers).Ojalá (would to God …). The common belief is that ojalá comes from the Arabic in sha’a Allah (if Allah wishes it) or, as is often said in Spanish si Dios quiere (if God wishes it). In fact, it probably grew out of law sha’a Allah (if Allah should want), which, because of the conditional verb and the subjunctive that follows it in Spanish, can be better translated as a desire that at the moment is not real. Thus, the sentence “¡Ojalá fuera verdad!” can be translated as “Would to God it were true.” And please note that even in English we use a subjunctive here.Piraña comes from the Guaraní pirá (fish) and aña (devil or bad).Precario (as an adjective, “precarious”; as a noun, “slum”). Costa Ricans refer to those spontaneous, usually squatter developments made of tin and junk wood as precarios precisely because they are precarious. The word comes from the Latin precarius, meaning “that which is obtained through pleas and supplication.” From this also comes plegaria (prayer). Taking it even further back, from the Indo-European prek comes the archaic Latin procus, a suitor who begged and pleaded a woman for her favors.Pulpería (small corner store where shopping is done over a counter). This is another one of those words about which much has been written and debated. In a previous column, I suggested the word comes from the word pulpa, which can mean “boneless meat” (TT, Jan. 23, 2009). Thus, it could mean “place where meat is sold.” Or that, given the Central American tradition of drinking fruit juices and batidos (smoothies), and before people had blenders, it was more likely it referred to fruit pulp. Hence, it was a “place where fruit pulp is sold.” I also mentioned that some say the word comes from pulpo, or “octopus,” meaning that a pulpería is an “octopus store.” I suggested this was absurd. Now I see I was looking at it in the wrong way. Because these small stores in isolated communities had to stock everything – tools, clothing, medicine, food and more – the owner had to have his hands everywhere, like an octopus, and was thus nicknamed a pulpero (octopus man?), and, from there, the store a pulpería. Well, it’s as good as any other theory. Facebook Commentscenter_img No related posts.last_img read more

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