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Cracks in Uttarakhand Congress out in the open

first_imgUttarakhand Congress leader Indira Hridayesh has said former Chief Minister Harish Rawat should take the blame for the party’s dismal showing in the Assembly elections as it went to polls with him at the helm. ‘Own responsibility’Speaking at a programme in Haridwar yesterday, Ms Hridayesh, who was made the Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly recently, said: “Rawat should take the responsibility for the party’s drubbing as the electoral battle was fought under his leadership.” She said Mr Rawat himself losing both the seats he had contested was a “dark chapter of politics”. Apparently hurt by Ms Hridayesh’s outburst, Mr Rawat issued a statement through his former media advisor Surendra Kumar, saying he had already publicly owned up responsibility for the party’s defeat and he is ready to offer himself if party leaders feel he deserves some punishment. “I have already owned up responsibility for the party’s defeat publicly immediately after the polls. Still, if PCC president Kishore Upadhyay and the Leader of the Opposition Indira Hridayesh want to subject me to some punishment, I readily offer myself,” Mr Rawat said in the statement.last_img read more

Assam farmer awarded for averting train accident

first_imgThe Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Tuesday awarded a farmer for stopping a goods train before it could move over a fractured track.Amar Dewri had on December 7 last year noticed a big rail fracture while crossing the track between Sonuabari and Dharamtul stations, about 85 km east of Guwahati.The 50-year-old farmer waited on the arterial track — the lifeline for eastern Assam, Nagaland and southern Arunachal Pradesh — for trains from either side. He rushed towards the first, a goods train, he saw approaching.“He kept flailing his arms. The locomotive pilots noticed him and applied emergency brakes and managed to stop the train a few metres from the cracked line,” NFR spokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma told The Hindu.“He helped avert a probable accident,” Mr. Sharma said.Movement of trains was stopped temporarily that day for technicians to repair the track damage.Mr. Dewri’s alertness earned him ₹5,000 and a certificate from NFR Additional General Manager Lokesh Narayan.NFR officials also awarded Probir Sonowal and Vikesh Kumar, loco pilot and assistant loco pilot of the goods train for stopping the train in time. They were awarded ₹ 2,500 each along with a certificate.Mr. Dewri appreciated the NFR gesture. “I feel honoured for doing something I felt was my duty,” he said.last_img read more

Nanar refinery row: Shiv Sena, Maharashtra CM speak in different voices

first_imgMumbai: The controversy over the proposed integrated refinery and petrochemical complex Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd (RRPCL) in Maharashtra took a dramatic turn on Monday with the Industries Minister Subhash Desai, who is from the Shiv Sena, announcing that the May 18, 2017 notification for acquiring land for the project has been cancelled. However, within an hour of this announcement by Mr. Desai, at a public meeting in Nanar village in Ratnagiri district, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the minister has expressed his personal opinion and not of the government’s. “The minister has no right to cancel the notification,” Mr. Fadnavis told reporters outside his official residence Varsha.‘HPC will decide’“No such proposal has been received by the high power committee on this issue and no notification has been cancelled. Whatever decision on this, which is in the interest of the state and Konkan, can only be taken by the HPC after proper discussions at the appropriate time,” he said.Last year’s notification converted land required for the refinery to ‘industrial zone’ under Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation Act, 1961. It paved the way for the further land acquisition process in both Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts. Two weeks back, the Centre had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between State-owned IOCL, BPCL and HPCL, and Saudi Aramco to jointly develop and build RRPCL. The project is expected to cost around ₹3 lakh crore. The Shiv Sena has been opposing the project even as the BJP has continued to ignore the ally’s demands. The locals, who will be affected by the project, have already opposed the joint measurement surveys conducted by the district administration. Sources within the industries department confirmed that no proposal to ‘denotify’ the industrial zone has been cleared. “As per the norms, any such procedure would take at least seven months,” said an officer from the department, on condition of anonymity. As per the prescribed procedure to denotify land notified under MIDC Act, the file is created from the MIDC’s Regional Officer (Konkan) and sent to Joint CEO of MIDC which goes to the high power committee mentioned by Mr. Fadnavis. It comprises secretaries from seven different departments, and the chief secretary. The Industries minister, who heads the MIDC board finally sanctions the denotification proposal.“Despite that, the Chief Minister holds the ultimate right. CM can either approve or deny the minister’s decision,” said the official.last_img read more

Harden’s 28 help Rockets rally for 99-90 win over Heat

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding James Harden scored 28 points and the Rockets overcame a big early deficit to beat the Miami Heat 99-90.“You have those games during the season where (you) win the game and move on … out of 82 of them sometimes it’s going to be ugly, but you just want to win,” Paul said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiami led by double digits before halftime, but the game stayed close throughout most of the second half. It was tied with about three minutes left when Harden hit a 3-pointer just before the shot clock expired. That was the start of a 7-2 run that made it 95-90 with 38 seconds left.James Johnson missed a 3-pointer on the other end, but Miami’s Hassan Whiteside grabbed the rebound. Harden blocked his layup, and Houston added a dunk by Clint Capela with 18 seconds left. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “They did a really good job of trying to run you off the 3-point line,” Harden said. “So that was kind of tough for us tonight, but defensively that second half we locked up, controlled the game and that was it.”Whiteside led the Heat with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The team was missing Goran Dragic for the second straight game because of a bruised left knee.“They finished and finished in high fashion, making shots, and we struggled to get clean looks on the other end,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.Houston was at full strength for the first time in a while with Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green back after serving two-game suspensions for an altercation with the Clippers. Ariza had three points and five rebounds in 29 minutes, but Green did not play.Paul added 16 points as Houston won its third straight, and Eric Gordon had 16, too, despite continuing to struggle from long range. Gordon ranks fourth in the NBA with 136 3-pointers this season, but has gone a combined 0 for 16 the last two games.ADVERTISEMENT Bucks beat Suns hours after firing Jason Kidd Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Houston led by 3 entering the fourth, and the teams exchanged leads several times in the first few minutes of the quarter.The Rockets led by a basket after a 3-pointer by Paul with about eight minutes left before Miami scored the next four points to go up 83-81. Houston then used a 5-1 spurt, with a 3 from P.J. Tucker and a dunk from Capela, to make it 86-84 with about five minutes left.After ending Golden State’s 14-game road winning streak with a victory in their last game, the Rockets looked sluggish early in this one and trailed by 14 during the first quarter. The Heat got a boost in the first quarter from Whiteside, who scored 14 points. The Rockets got going late in the first quarter and had cut the deficit to 50-46 by halftime.“We get an emotional victory on Saturday and then … we just didn’t come out of the gates very well,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But after that our defense was solid … (and) it just came down to James and Chris just creating and getting buckets.”TIP-INSHeat: Jones had three blocks. … Josh Richardson finished with 12 points. … Miami made 7 of 30 3-pointers.Rockets: Capela had 14 points with eight rebounds. … Paul had six assists and five rebounds. … Monday was Houston’s first win this season when scoring below 100 points after losing the first three. … Houston made 15 3-pointers to improve to 25-4 this season when making at last 15.PERFECTIONHouston improved to 18-0 this season in games where Capela, Harden and Paul all play, including 14-0 when starting those three with Ryan Anderson and Ariza. Monday was the first time since Dec. 31 D’Antoni has been able to use that lineup.THEY SAID ITPaul on the improvement of the Heat, who have won 9 of 12: “(Spoelstra’s) really got those guys playing hard, playing with the right spirit and it was a really good test for us.”UP NEXTHeat: Host Sacramento on Thursday night.Rockets: Visit Dallas on Wednesday night. LATEST STORIES View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) regains the ball in front of Miami Heat guard Derrick Walton Jr. (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — Chris Paul wasn’t thrilled with how the Houston Rockets played Monday night.The veteran was perfectly happy with the outcome though.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

ISL 2019-20 HIGHLIGHTS, Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC: NEUFC Hold BFC to 0-0 Draw

first_imgWith a clutch of new signings and retention of key players, particularly domestic, Bengaluru look set to dominate again this season. They roped in India midfielder Ashique Kuruniyan this season to make an all-Indian attacking line-up of him, Sunil Chhetri and Udanta Singh. The Blues have added striker Manuel Onwu of Spain, who will have the unenviable task of replacing the prolific Miku, who has left the side.From KR Puram to Cubbon Park. From Austin Town to Malleshwaram. Bengaluru, here’s your cue!Get tickets to the Blues’ opening game in the @IndSuperLeague against @NEUtdFC, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, on @paytminsider: https://t.co/uMZv9cBhga #BENNEU #RoomForMore pic.twitter.com/Avsu1XgFdc— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) October 18, 2019 Despite the departure of some key players of the previous season, particularly Bartholomew Ogbeche, NorthEast United have made some big signing, including high profile Ghanaian Asamoah Gyan. NorthEast United’s new head coach Robert Jarni is confident of a winning start despite the crowd being against them. Jarni felt his side will have a slight advantage since most of Bengaluru’s key Indian players were away with the national team for a while and might not have had tuned into their side’s preparations.last_img read more

Report: Bengals Request Permission To Interview Florida’s Defensive Coordinator

first_imgoklahoma running back samaje perinneNORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 12: Running back Samaje Perine #32 of the Oklahoma Sooners takes a hand off during warm ups before the game against the Baylor Bears November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 45-24. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is working diligently to fill out his staff. After quickly hiring his offensive staff, he appears to be eyeing the college football ranks to run his defense.According to Will Sammon of The Athletic, the Bengals are requesting permission to interview Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for the same role. Per Sammon’s report, Grantham is considered a leading candidate for the position.Grantham certainly has the experience to justify a high-ranking NFL position. He is a veteran coach in both college and the NFL with nearly 30 years of experience.He last served as an NFL defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns under Romeo Crennel from 2005 to 2007. Bengals have formally requested permission to interview Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their open coordinator position, sources tell @TheAthleticCFB.feeling is he is a lead candidate, per sources. unclear when he would interview.— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) February 11, 2019After being fired by the Browns following the 2007 season, Grantham spent two years with the Dallas Cowboys before joining the Georgia Bulldogs in 2010.Grantham served as assistant head coach, linebackers coach and defensive coordinator with the Bulldogs for four years.He then went to the University of Louisville to join then-head coach Bobby Petrino as defensive coordinator until 2016.In the last two years, Grantham has bounced around SEC teams, first with Mississippi State in 2017, and most recently with Florida this past year.Grantham’s Florida defense finished 20th in the FBS in points allowed.last_img read more

EU Ship Recycling List Should Include Third Country Yards

first_imgzoom Third country ship recycling yards should get EU recognition to raise standards worldwide and respond to demand, according to European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA).In December 2016, the European Commission published its first edition of the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities, which currently features yards situated in Europe and reaches under 30% of the EU’s own recycling capacity target.The list includes 18 European recycling yards that are deemed safe for workers and environmentally sound, in accordance with the relevant requirements of the 2013 EU Ship Recycling Regulation. The Commission received applications from yards in third countries as well but these applications are still being reviewed. Site inspections will be conducted to check their credentials followed by a decision in 2017 on their inclusion in the list.“Whilst the EU list can serve to raise ship recycling standards worldwide and respond to recycling demand, the current list clearly shows the need to include third country yards and especially those that already meet the international standards laid down in the Hong Kong Convention for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling,”  Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA Secretary General, said.“Approximately 150 container vessels were sent for recycling in 2016, the current EU list would cater for only 16 smaller container vessels, taking into consideration limitation of EU yards in terms of length and vessel draft. And that is just for one type of vessels. We thus strongly encourage the Commission to enlarge the list to non-EU facilities as soon as possible,” Verhoeven added.last_img read more

US company asked to pay USD 58k in back wages for H1B

first_imgWashington: A US company has been asked to pay USD 58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H-1B guidelines, amidst a crackdown on the popular visa programme by the Trump administration. The H-1B visa programme allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in the US on a non-immigrant basis in specialty occupations or as fashion models of distinguished merit and ability. The H-1B visas are the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang In its investigation, the Wage and Hour Division of the department found that California-based Login Consulting Services Inc. illegally charged one employee for visa petition fees, which the law requires the employer to pay. The employer also “benched” that worker, a term used to describe when an employer fails to pay an H-1B employee in conditions such as when work is slow. The probe also found that the employer paid another employee less than the hourly rate guaranteed in the Labour Conditions Application they submitted when applying to the H-1B program, resulting in another violation. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: Trump The company provides services to private corporations, technology firms, and state and local government agencies. Those recruited and employed by the firm primarily serve in positions relating to software development, computer engineering and business data analysis, the Department of Labor said. “Employers who wish to hire guest workers must fully familiarise themselves with the H-1B foreign labour certification program,” Kimchi Bui, Wage and Hour Division District Director, said. “The program is there to help American companies find the highly-skilled talent they need when there is a shortage of US workers,” Bui added. The resolution of this case demonstrates our commitment to safeguard American jobs, level the playing field for law-abiding employers and ensure no one is being paid less than they are legally owed, the official added. Four Indian-American executives of two IT staffing companies were arrested earlier this month in the US on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa programme to gain an “unfair advantage” over their competitors. The charges against the four comes amid a crackdown by the Trump administration on the alleged misuse of H-1B programme by outsourcers and IT staffing companies.last_img read more

Celebrities Write To David Cameron About Women In Afghanistan

first_imgKeira Knightley, Joseph Fiennes, Salma Hayek, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Sheen were among the stars who wrote to David Cameron about women in Afghanistan on International Women’s Day earlier this month.In their letter, Keira Knightley, Joseph Fiennes, Salma Hayek, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Sheen, Gillian Anderson, Grayson Perry, Dave Stewart and Adrian Lester said that while some progress has been made over women’s rights during the last 12 years, that progress is fragile.Given that 2014 will be such a critical year for Afghanistan, with presidential elections, peace talks with the Taleban and the withdrawal of international troops taking place, provisions must be put in place now to protect Afghan women who are pressing for their rights and are often targeted as a result, they said.The letter went on:“It has taken true courage for Afghan women to defy the Taleban, to vote in elections, to work in high-profile jobs, and to send their children to school. But Afghan women have told Amnesty International that they are concerned the rights they have fought so hard to achieve could now be lost.“In the last six months, numerous Afghan women committed to working for peace and development have been murdered, including four policewomen, a pregnant school teacher and a local government worker.“We mustn’t turn our backs on the women and girls of Afghanistan. We ask that you publicly insist on renewed commitments to women’s rights from the new Afghan President when that person is elected.“As Prime Minister your support sends a very clear message to the Afghan authorities as well as to the brave women working for the future of their country.”The letter forms part of Amnesty International’s campaign to protect the women of Afghanistan who are regularly targeted and attacked. More information at www.amnesty.org.uk/afghanistan.last_img read more

Teacher who works at supermarket to vie for US bagging prize

first_imgPORTSMOUTH, N.H. – A New Hampshire woman is heading to Las Vegas to compete for the title of America’s fastest grocery bagger.WBTS-LD reports Alysha Orrok recently won the New Hampshire bagging competition. She will face off against America’s best during the national competition in February for a $10,000 prize.The Portsmouth teacher pulls night and weekend shifts at a Hannaford Supermarket. She says she wasn’t always this good. The quick-handed pro says she dropped a soda that exploded everywhere during her first day.Expert-level bagging requires a unique set of skills. Competitors are judged on multiple factors including speed, weight distribution, appearance and technique.Orrok’s customers are confident in their bagger’s skills.last_img read more

Security Council seeks boost in UN mission to monitor situation in DR

While commending the Congolese parties on an agreement reached earlier this month to establish a transitional government, the Council reiterated that all groups claiming a role in the future of the DRC must demonstrate their respect for human rights and international humanitarian law, as well as the security and well being of civilians.In unanimously adopting a new resolution today, the Council stressed that there would be no impunity for human rights abuses carried out in the DRC, and condemned the continuing massacres and other systematic violations of international humanitarian law in the country, particularly sexual violence against women and girls as tools of warfare and the recent atrocities and unrelenting violence perpetrated at the hands of rebel groups and armed militias operating in the Ituri area.The Council asked the Secretary-General to boost the number of personnel in the human rights component of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) to assist and enhance the capacity of the Congolese parties to investigate all serious violations of international humanitarian law perpetrated in the country since the conflict began in August 1998. The resolution also renews the Council’s earlier demand that all parties to the conflict immediately provide information on steps they have taken towards protecting children and ending recruitment of child soldiers.Expressing deep concern over the heavy fighting in the town of Bunia, the Council demanded that all parties to the conflict in the Ituri region cease hostilities immediately and sign an unconditional ceasefire. The Council stressed that the parties must cooperate with MONUC to set up the Ituri Pacification Commission immediately, as the necessary steps must be urgently taken to restore public order in Bunia.In this connection, the 15-nation body requested the Secretary-General to increase MONUC’s presence in the Ituri area– in particular military observers and human rights personnel – as security conditions permit, to monitor developments on the ground, including the use of airfields in the area.The Council also demanded that all governments in the Great Lakes region immediately cease military and financial support to all the parties engaged in armed conflict in the Ituri region, and reiterated that all foreign troops must be withdrawn from Congolese territory. In that connection, it called on Uganda to complete the withdrawal of all its troops without further delay, and expressed concern that Kampala’s commitment to withdraw by 20 March had not been met. read more

Toshiba announces worlds fastest SD card capable of 240 Mbps writes

first_imgThe most commonly cited spec when it comes to SD cards is the total storage space, but there is also a wide variance in the access speed of different cards. Toshiba has just announced a new version of its Exceria SD cards with record fast write speeds of 240 Mbps, which is more than twice as fast as many other high-end cards.Toshiba will be offering the new Exceria Pro memory cards in 16 and 32GB sizes, but a 64GB option is believed to be on the way as well. 240 Mbps is likely the burst speed of the Exceria cards. The sustained speed was not given, but it’s likely to still be impressive when compared to other products currently for sale.The cards conform to the UHS-II interface in SD Memory Card Standard Version 4.10. This allows for a maximum write speed of 312 Mbps, so there’s still some room for improvement without designing entirely new standards. UHS-I topped out at 90 Mbps. In addition to the super-fast writes, the cards will also be capable of read speeds up to 260 Mbps.For most folks, slower cards are probably fine. These new super-fast ones may be of interest to professionals that shoot large numbers of high-resolution burst shots. The improved throughput of UHS-II could be of use in that scenario. HD video recording only needs a few megabits per second of bandwidth to work, but maybe higher-resolution video could benefit. Of course, the capacity of these cards wouldn’t allow for much recording time.Toshiba didn’t say how much these new cards would cost, but unconfirmed reports list the 32GB card selling for about $150. They are expected to be available in October.last_img read more

3 injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in Germany

first_img Share Tweet Email Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 5:59 PM Feb 25th 2017, 5:59 PM 3 injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in Germany A police spokesman said that a terrorist background is not suspected. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 18,513 Views Image: Kismihok/Flickr/CC http://jrnl.ie/3259344 center_img The city of Heidelberg. Image: Kismihok/Flickr/CC By Associated Press Short URL A MAN APPARENTLY drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg today, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said.One of the three people hit outside a bakery this afternoon was seriously injured, police spokeswoman Anne Baas said.The man, who is believed to have been carrying a knife, then got out of his rental car, another police spokesman, Norbert Schaetzle, told n-tv television.The man was intercepted by a police patrol and shot by an officer following a short standoff. He has been taken to a hospital.There was no immediate word on the man’s possible motives or where he came from.Schaetzle said he couldn’t confirm local media reports that the man was mentally disturbed, but said a terrorist background is not suspected and the man appears to have acted alone. 49 Comments The city of Heidelberg.last_img read more

Downer cautious on Cyprus

first_imgUN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer reiterated last week that he is cautiously optimistic the negotiation process aiming to a Cyprus solution can succeed, as talks enter the second phase of the process, on September 3, 2009.In statements after meeting Cyprus President Demetris Christofias at the Presidential Palace, Downer said “we are coming to the end of what it is sometimes called the first reading of the chapters of the negotiations”.“It depends above all on the leaders, the good will and support of the leaders and the people. If the leaders and the people want a solution then anything can be achieved, if people don’t want a solution it won’t happen,” Downer said.Asked when the talks will enter the second reading, Downer said that the second phase will begin “almost certainly” on September 3.Replying to question on the tender on Limnitis road, Downer said that the UN is working on the issue and holds talks with the two sides about how the tender will work, adding none of that is being concluded yet. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greek suburbs booming despite slowing market

first_imgGreek Australian populated areas in Melbourne are seeing major increases in property prices, with many Greek home-owners sitting on housing worth 20 per cent more than it was a year ago. “The Greeks like to hold onto property, they’re not the ones to buy and sell a lot” – Chris SavvidesThree Greek populated areas have been named in top 10 performing suburbs in Melbourne year to year, including Doncaster, Ivanhoe and Oakleigh East. Doncaster was the fifth most improved, with a 24.2 per cent rise in year-to-year growth and a median house price of $988,000. More than 1,800 Greek speakers live in the suburb of Doncaster.Ivanhoe was the sixth most improved, with a 23.9 per cent rise in year-to-year growth but a higher median house price at $1,030,000. Oakleigh East came in tenth, with a 20 per cent rise and a median house price of $785,000.The most sought after suburb in Melbourne was Prahran, with a 33.8 per cent year-to-year growth and a $1,167,500 median house price. These suburbs have defied a weakening housing market in Melbourne, which saw overall house prices grow to just 0.6 per cent over the December period, down from the 1 per cent growth that was recorded in the previous quarter.For suburbs experiencing a boom, many Greeks aren’t getting the itch to sell for an astronomical price.Doncaster real estate agent for Jellis Craig, Chris Savvides, says even during big price peaks, Greek Australians aren’t getting the urge to sell. “The Greeks like to hold onto property, they’re not the ones to buy and sell a lot,” he tells Neos Kosmos. “They spend their lifetime in their home, it’s their castle.”He does get a few Greek clients wanting to downsize as they age, but for Mr Savvides, the Greeks aren’t as big property players as they were 30 years ago. “The Greeks are not as prominent buyers as they were years ago,” he says. “Of late, what’s driving up our market is the influence of people coming from (generally speaking) China,” he says. International investment in Doncaster has been a huge contributor to the suburb increasing its median house price, with many buying into the suburb long-term to make use of the good schools and open spaces. The market is looking like it is going to shift to a buyers market as house prices overall begin to slow and interest rates slide. This week the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to drop the interests rate to a record 2.25 per cent low, giving mortgage holders some relief and giving first-home-buyers more incentive to enter the market. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Smackdown Highlights Reigns vs Owens Kingston challenges Orton Shawn Michaels

first_img Kurt Angle Twitter Google+ Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE posted the following highlights from last night’s Smackdown Live from Miami, Florida. Videos Articles Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins WhatsApp Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

Rode expects BVB to have a new coach

first_imgBorussia Dortmund’s season hasn’t been an easy one as they failed to succeed in both Champions League and Europa League and they have to gain at least a point against Hoffenheim to secure the Champions League for the next season.Sebastian Rode insisted that Borussia Dortmund are likely to enter the next season with a new coach as especially Lucien Favre has been heavily linked with this position and Peter Stoger is about to leave the club after this season.The former Bayern Munich player spoke about the coaching and his own situation as he said, according to Sports Keeda:borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“That’s what we assume. The way he expresses himself in the locker room, we fully expect to have a new coach next season.”“We didn’t go as far as saying [that I should fulfil my contract]. First, it’s about me getting healthy again.”“The plan is to be fit again for the summer preparation and then it’s about presenting myself to the new coach. If I manage to get back to my old level then he will count on me.”last_img read more

Why Was Source Interlinks CEO Ousted

first_imgClearly, this doesn’t shed any light on the circumstances surrounding Duckworth’s departure. One M&A player I spoke with speculated that his ouster probably was related to the company’s poor financial performance.“A quick look at their stock price, leverage and financial performance is a pretty good indicator of why the CEO was toasted,” the source said. “They over paid by $100 million to $200 million for the Primedia properties, have not achieved the expected synergies with a distributor and are struggling with the magazines in the current market.”In August 2007 when Source acquired Primedia Enthusiast Media in a stock purchase of approximately $1.2 billion, its stock was trading upwards of $4 per share. By November, prices fell to $2.01 per share. (A year earlier, in August 2006, stock was trading well above $10 per share.)The day Source Interlink named Mays CEO (October 23), the company’s stock price fell to a 52-week low of $0.335 per share. Through morning trading Tuesday, Source’s stock price was $0.4177.“The stock was cut in its first six months of trading as a merged company. In the ensuing year, with the merger going poorly and the dreams of synergies never taking form, the stock has lost another 80 percent of its value,” another source said, indicating the company holds roughly $1.1 billion in debt. “That’s roughly a 90 percent devaluation since the merger.”In September, the company reported a net loss of $296.7 million for the six month period ending July 31, compared to a $4 million net income for the same period last year. Net revenue for the period was $1.1 billion, up from $909 million during the period last year. Late last month when distributor and enthusiast magazine publisher Source Interlink named Greg Mays chairman and CEO, the first question I had for the company was what happened to former chief executive Michael Duckworth [pictured].After several requests for comment, this is what the company’s vice president of investor relations sent over e-mail:Mr. May’s experience with the company, and his understanding of the channels it operates in, will add value to the management team as it seeks to gain greater efficiencies and uncover new opportunities. The company expects to deliver unparalleled value to its readers, retail partners, employees and investors.last_img read more

Alaska heat wave hits YukonKuskokwim Delta

first_imgBack in Chevak, Paniyak has dug out her fan and opened her windows to beat the heat. A friend from Colorado called as Alaska’s heatwave made national news. “So from one to three this morning, I smoked my fish,” Paniyak said. Bethel’s airport thermometer stopped working last week, so it’s unclear if temperatures climbed higher than 90 degrees, which would have broken the record set in Bethel back in 1920. Rick Thoman is a climatologist. He is keeping tabs on the temperature spike in the Y-K Delta. People living in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta felt something unusual this past holiday weekend: a heat wave. Temperatures crept close to 90 degrees in many parts of the region, including Bethel, but a malfunctioning thermometer and not enough data could prevent this summer from making it into the record books.  The weather forecast says that the heat wave is probably going to stay in Western Alaska for two more days. “My thermometer outside my house last night read close to 100, 90-something, but it’s when the sun is directly on the house,” Paniyak said. “She called earlier and asked about AC, [I said] ‘we live in Alaska, we don’t have AC like you,’” Paniyak said.  Cynthia Paniyak lives in Chevak. She says that this is the hottest summer she can remember. Coastal villages like Quinhagak and Chevak did notch high temperatures, but Thoman says that there’s not enough data to see if the heat wave broke records there. Some of those communities have only been recording data since 2013. (Photo by Katie Basile, KYUK) It’s the middle of fishing season, but Paniyak is finding that the heat is making it hard to work. “Some of the temperatures that we saw were at or near records,” Thoman said.last_img read more

Happiness classes for medical students in Lucknow

first_imgLucknow: A private medical college in Lucknow has opened a department of happiness to boost a sense of well-being among students and teachers. The Era Medical College on Hardoi Road is the first higher education institution in the state to boast of having a department of happiness. The pilot project was launched last week to promote stress management in the medical profession and allow doctors and paramedics “to attend to patients with a smile”. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us The month-long happiness classes are currently being attended by 290 students from the medical (150), nursing (80) and pharmacy (60) departments. These will later be extended to other departments of Era University, which manages the medical college. These special classes, held three days a week, have brought together experts from various medical disciplines, including medicine, clinical psychology and psychiatry, under one roof with spiritual leaders and motivational speakers. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us The neuroscience behind happiness, perception, general well-being, positive and negative approaches, frustration and tolerance, sympathy, apathy and altruism, and body language and communication are among the wide variety of topics being covered through videos, storytelling, experience-sharing and real-time experimenting. According to Vice Chancellor Abbas Ali Mahdi, “At the moment, it is just a pilot programme. Grades will depend on how a scientific questionnaire, prepared to assess factors associated with happiness, is answered. A psychologist will rate students after a month and issue certificates. We plan to start a certificate and diploma course in the near future, besides extending the classes to students beyond the medical college.” Head of the happiness department, Professor Meeta Ghosh, said: “Our aim is to strike off negativity, stress, sorrows and sufferings at the institution so that these future doctors and paramedics can pass on their positivity to patients.”last_img read more