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Premier League 2019 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Telecast, Timings in India, Team News

first_imgArsenal, who lost to Sheffield United 1-0 in their last Premier League game, will look to turn their fortune around asthey host Crystal Palace on Sunday night. The Premier League 2019 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace fixture will be played at the Emirates Stadium in London.Meanwhile, Crystal Palace who lost to Manchester City 2-0 in their last week’s fixture, will want to upset the home team. The Premier League 2019-20 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace match will commence at 10:00PM. Arsenal have faced Crystal Palace 20 times in the past, out of which the Gunners emerged victories on 13 occasions, whereas Palace won thrice and the remaining four games were draw. Premier League 2019 Arsenal Line-up vs Crystal Palace: Leno; Chambers, Papastathopoulos, Luiz, Tierney; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Pepe, Ceballos, Aubameyang; LacazettePremier League 2019 Crystal Palace Line-up vs Arsenal: Hennessey; Ward, Cahill, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Zaha, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend; AyewWhere to watch Premier League 2019 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace match live in India (TV channels)?Arsenal will host Crystal Palace at 10:00PM on Sunday. The EPL 2019 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace match will be played at the Emirates Stadium in London. The Premier League Arsenal vs Crystal Palace game live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD1 channels in India.How and where to watch online EPL 2019 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace match live streaming?Arsenal vs Crystal Palace live stream will be available on Hotstar app and hotstar.com website in India for premium users. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. arsenalCrystal Palaceenglish premier leagueEnglish Premier League 2019 First Published: October 27, 2019, 9:17 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Paul and Rondo get suspended after brawl at the Staples Centre

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementThe Houston Rockets played the Lakers in Los Angeles but the highlight from the game was unrelated to basketball. Houston won the game 124-115, but the major attention was caught by a brawl late in the game.The Rockets were leading 109-108 in the fourth quarter when it all kicked off. Brandon Ingram fouled James Harder, and he then pushed the current MVP around. He was clearly unhappy with the decision, and the forward confronted referee Jason Phillips after getting called for a technical foul.Soon after, Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo got into a fight, quite literally. Paul put a finger into Rondo’s face which infuriated the Lakers guard. Both of them exchanged punches, and Rondo especially caught Paul’s face with his left hand. Paul later claimed that the fight began because Rondo spits on him.Paul’s teammate Carmelo Anthony said, “We all know what happened. Ain’t no need to keep going back and forth about that. What happened was unacceptable. It shouldn’t have happened.” Rondo’s teammates claimed that they did not know the reason for the altercation with Paul.The NBA banned Ingram for four games, Rondo for three games, and Paul for two matches – all without pay, obviously. It’s a shame that it took the light off a great game in which Harden and LeBron James both starred for their teams.last_img read more

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Zaheer Abbas wants BCCI to consider Pakistan players for IPL

first_imgInternational Cricket Council President Zaheer Abbas said he would ask the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to include Pakistan players in the Indian Premier League (IPL). (Full IPL coverage)Former Pakistan captain Abbas, who is also one of the finest batsmen of his era, will visit Bangalore on May 29 to watch the final of the ongoing ninth season of the IPL after he was invited by the newly elected BCCI president Anurag Thakur.Abbas said the inclusion of Pakistan players will “raise the importance and status of the league”.’The Asian Bradman’ also called for the revival of bilateral cricket ties between Pakistan and India.”I have accepted the invitation to watch the IPL final and it is a good opportunity for me to again highlight the importance of resuming bilateral cricket ties although they are obviously subject to government clearances,” he said.A number of Pakistani cricketers took part in the inaugural edition of the IPL but after the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008, the BCCI stopped inviting them for the lucrative league which is now in its ninth year.Abbas said everyone wanted to see Pakistan and India play against each other as it’s the most-watched cricket contest in the world.”I think any government hurdles in the way of having a bilateral series should be removed,” he added.Abbas is set to step down as ICC president at end of July and is expected to be given an important assignment in the PCB after that.advertisementSince 2007, the two countries have not played a full bilateral series except for a short series of three ODIs and two T20 Internationals in the winter of 2012-13 when Pakistan toured India.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Luke Shaw will get more chances at Manchester United F.C., says Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United defender Luke Shaw will get more opportunities to prove himself at the Premier League club after the 22-year-old made an impressive return in the 2-1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow, manager Jose Mourinho has said.After two substitute League Cup appearances, Shaw started his first game of the season on Tuesday and was dominant down the flank, creating several chances to help United progress to the Champions League knockout stages as group winners.”A very positive performance, especially with the balls going forward. Creating a lot, great intensity in his game,” Mourinho said after the match.”It was no surprise that in 80 minutes he’s feeling the consequences of that intensity; it’s normal as it’s the first match of the season for him. But he’s going to get more.”He was waiting for quite a long time, he was deserving (of his chance)… He managed on for 90 minutes and really I told him this is not the best, this is just an opportunity for you to play and to improve your level.”Second-placed United can cut down the eight-point gap with league leaders Manchester City when they host their local rivals on Sunday and Mourinho’s counterpart Pep Guardiola has said key playmaker David Silva could miss the derby through injury.Mourinho was not convinced about Silva’s absence and referred to Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who played in last weekend’s game despite manager Arsene Wenger saying he was injuredMourinho called for managers to be honest about injuries.”When we have a problem… When players are injured, they are injured. I tell you the truth,” Mourinho said.advertisement”The truth is Eric Bailly has no chance for the weekend, Phil Jones a chance, (Marouane) Fellaini a chance, Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) a big chance and (Nemanja) Matic is injured but will play for sure. (Michael) Carrick, no chance.”No stories of Lacazette or David Silva. All the truth. Our opponents have all these issues. They have a big issue but, in the end, everybody is ready to play… We are a bit more humble.”last_img read more

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Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout

first_imgShare via Email Share on Messenger Share on Facebook “For the past several months, counsel for Mr Kaepernick and Mr Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL,” the statement read. “As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.”An arbitrator had been expected to rule over the next few weeks on Kaepernick’s grievance against the league, which he filed in 2017 under the collective bargaining agreement. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback alleged the owners conspired to keep him off the field because of his protests to draw attention to racial inequality and social injustice issues.The filing said the NFL and its owners “have colluded to deprive Mr Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States”. Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian NFL … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp The NFLPA released a statement on Friday in support of Kaepernick and Reid, acknowledging they did not know the terms of the agreement as the players employed outside counsel.“We continuously supported Colin and Eric from the start of their protests, participated with their lawyers throughout their legal proceedings and were prepared to participate in the upcoming trial in pursuit of both truth and justice for what we believe the NFL and its clubs did to them,” the statement said. “We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well.” Colin Kaepernick Did the NFL manage to silence Colin Kaepernick’s protest at the Super Bowl? Since you’re here…center_img The NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced on Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed the league’s owners blackballed them because they had protested by kneeling during the pre-game playing of the national anthem. Topics Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Protest US sports news Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Read more Race Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Somalia Annuls DP Worlds Contract with Somaliland

first_imgzoom The federal government of Somalia has reportedly revoked the contract signed between the UAE-based port operator DP World and Somaliland, according to Reuters.The move is being announced on the heels of the final agreement signed on March 4, 2018 by DP World and the Republic of Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia, to develop a greenfield economic free zone in Somaliland to complement the Port of Berbera’s growth.DP World said that it expects to break ground on the 12 square kilometre free zone project, located next to the port, this year. Furthermore, the parliament of Somalia is said to have passed a resolution banning DP World from working in the country due to the port operator’s breach of Somalia’s constitution and rules on foreign investment.DP World is yet to provide World Maritime News with a statement on the matter.The dispute arises in less than a month from neighboring Djibouti’s contract termination with DP World for the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT).The decision has prompted DP World to launch new arbitration proceedings in London against the Government of Djibouti as it dubbed the move illegal.The Government of Djibouti, on the other hand, attributed the decision to the poor performance of the container terminal.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Campaign to Keep Teens Smokefree Continues

first_imgA blast from the past is about to show Nova Scotia’s youth that smoking is uncool, as the provincial anti-tobacco campaign kicks off again today, Nov. 8. “There was a lot of buzz and support among youth, parents and the health community when we launched the campaign last winter,” said Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness. “We know that youth are heavily influenced by their peers and what they see around them. This campaign will continue to show them that hardly anyone smokes anymore.” Teens believe that about 42 per cent of their peers smoke, when in fact, it is only about 15 per cent. Using social media and creative displays that depict ashtrays as dinosaurs will help teens understand that hardly anyone smokes anymore. During the second phase of the campaign youth 13-18 years of age, and enrolled in a Nova Scotia school are invited to take part in a video and photo contest. Youth are asked to show their creative side with either a photo or two-minute video that shows what 85 per cent of youth are doing, while the other 15 per cent are smoking. The grand prize is $5,000, and 20 secondary prizes valued at $250 each will be awarded. The contest starts today and runs until Feb. 29. “We must take a proactive approach to addressing tobacco use in Nova Scotia. That’s why I strongly encourage youth to take part in the contest,” said Ms. MacDonald. “We want youth to demonstrate that in reality the smokers are in the minority.” In 1999, the youth smoking rate in Nova Scotia was 30 per cent. Through smoking reduction efforts the number dropped to 14 per cent by 2008. Since then, youth smoking rates have leveled off at 15 per cent. The province wants that number to drop to 10 per cent by 2015-16. For full contest details, youth can visit www.15andfalling.ca or go to www.facebook.com/15andfalling and click on the contest link.last_img read more

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Cesar Millan Awarded Honorary Diploma In Thailand

first_imgOn June 2, 2015, Cesar Millan became the third American to receive an honorary diploma from Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand.CESAR MILLAN IS AWARDED HONORARY DEGREE FROM CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITYMillan was honored for his humanitarian services to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned and abused dogs around the world. In receiving the prestigious award, Millan was also recognized for his contribution to veterinarian and behavioral sciences. Millan received the award from the university’s faculty on the 80th Anniversary of the founding of their Veterinary department.“Responsibility for lives is our theme for the 80 year anniversary of Chulalongkorn University-Faculty of Veterinary Science,” said Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, Dean of Chulalongkorn University. “The University wishes to recognize the contribution Cesar Millan has made to improving the conditions and care for dogs all over the world, as well as, for his tireless work to advance instinctual learning of canine behavior.”“I am honored and humbled to have received this award from Chulalongkorn University,” said Millan. “It has been a privilege to be able share my instinctual approach to dog rehabilitation over the years and in so many Asian countries. I am pleased that the international community is embracing instinctual learning.”Millan has championed countless projects worldwide for animal advocacy. In 2007, he launched the Cesar Millan Foundation (CMF), a national non-profit organization, with the mission of promoting animal welfare by supporting the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of abused and abandoned dogs; establishing and fortifying community humane education programs and curricula; and building a balance between dogs and people through the animal behaviourist teachings and philosophies he had honed throughout his career. The foundation has donated over 1 million dollars to develop and support Humane Education, supported the efforts of 3,000+ no-kill shelter affiliates, and has been instrumental in many other animal advocacy initiatives.Millan received this award while on tour in Thailand for his live show, Love Your Dogs. The show is an educational and entertaining live show, in which Millan demonstrates his instinctual techniques on how to establish a balanced and happy relationship with dogs. The goal of the tour is to educate the international community of dog owners on how to create better relationships with their canine companions.Chulalongkorn University is more than a century old, making it the oldest university under the modern Thai educational system. The institution is highly regarded in the nation and bears the Royal family’s crest. Previous Chulalongkorn University honorary degree recipients include former United States Presidents Bill Clinton and Lyndon B. Johnson.last_img read more

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James Cromwell To Be Honored At Private AwardsSeason Bash At Sublime

first_imgIt’s the height of the awards season, and film and television icon James Cromwell is to receive PETA’s annual Hero to Animals Award at a special dinner honoring him on Thursday at South Florida’s Sublime Restaurant & Bar.When: Thursday, January 11, 5:30 p.m.Where: Sublime Restaurant & Bar, 1431 N. Federal Hwy., Fort LauderdaleThe outspoken Babe and American Horror Story star teamed up with PETA to take over SeaWorld’s “Orca Encounter” show, narrated gripping exposés of cruelty in the horse-racing and pig factory farming industries, and marched against experiments on cats at the University of Wisconsin and monkey shipments by Air France. A vegan since getting to know the pig who played Babe, Cromwell says that he can’t wait to try Sublime’s vegan key lime cheesecake.“We’re honoring James Cromwell for his unerring social activism for animals,” says PETA Honorary Director Nanci Alexander. “He offers a strong and clear voice of freedom for captive marine mammals, cats and primates held in laboratory cages, and pigs who are abused and slaughtered for food. His kindness to all beings, great and small, makes the world a better place.”For more information, please visit PETA.org or SublimeRestaurant.com.last_img read more

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Families of Sisters in Spirit raising hope

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe families of missing or murdered Aboriginal women are taking action to support each other, to end violence and raise awareness.They held their first “Families of Sisters in Spirit” fundraiser in Ottawa.The event began with a vigil on Victoria Island to mark the eight anniversary of the unsolved murder of Terrie Ann Dauphinais.Dauphinais was a young Aboriginal mother who was murdered in her home outside Calgary.It was a small gathering to honour and remember other victims of violence across Canada.last_img

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Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

first_imgKATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note Saturday when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming.Scientists and campaigners expressed frustration Sunday at diplomats’ inability to welcome the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change laying out the consequences of a 1.5 Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) rise in average global temperatures.A leading author of the study, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, asked in a tweet Sunday: “What is so disturbing in our (report) that four governments cannot even ‘welcome’ its findings?”Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists said high-level talks next week will likely see “more contentious discussions like we saw last night.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Bengal to get new factory for production of ebicycles with an investment

first_imgKolkata: United Group, an export house operating from Falta Special Economic Zone in Bengal, is setting up a new factory for the production of electric bicycles with an investment of Rs 25 crore. The company plans to roll out e-bicycles in the next three to four months from this new unit. The catalogue for the entire range of the e cycles was inaugurated by Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh on Tuesday.”Environment friendly bikes and cycles are the need of the hour with vehicular pollution posing a serious health hazard in a city like Kolkata. The e-bicycles are being produced using advanced technology to ensure that they have good longevity,” Ghosh said. The e-bicycles which will be powered by advanced lithium ion battery and high-tech motors will be greatly beneficial for those interested in adventure sports with cycles. “Adventure sports with bicycles are very popular in Europe and is evoking great interest among the young generations in the country and Bengal too,” said MD of United Group Subir Ghosh. People from the urban areas are the prime target for these e-bicycles whose price will be in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 3,000. The company has set a target of producing such e-cycles worth Rs 50 crore in the first year since its inception. United Group that already has its manufacturing unit at Falta exports bicycles mainly to Europeon countries such as Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Spain , Holland, Slovenia to name a few and also in Indian markets. The company has recently completed the tender of Delhi Police for MTB bicycles custom built to their colour choice, specification and logo. The first lot of 700 will be used as a green pollution free endeavour of Delhi Police.last_img read more

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Ban condemns bomb blasts at Nigerias independence celebrations

1 October 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the car bomb attacks near the venue in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, of celebrations to mark the country’s 50th independence anniversary, and expressed his condolences to the Government and the families of those who lost their lives. Media reports said at least eight people died in the explosions, which occurred near the National Day parade, and quoted the police as saying that the two blasts outside the justice ministry were caused by car bombs.“The attack was particularly sad coming on the day on which Nigerians were celebrating the 50th anniversary of their nation’s independence,” a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesman said.“The Secretary-General wishes to assure the people and Government of Nigeria of the unflinching support and solidarity of the United Nations as they seek to address the challenges confronting the country, and in particular to consolidate the significant gains made in promoting democratic governance and improving the welfare of all Nigerians,” the statement added. read more

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Business Highlights

___Weak jobs report could shape Fed decision on bondsWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers have yet to start hiring aggressively — a concern the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much.Employers added 169,000 jobs in August but many fewer in June and July than previously thought, the Labor Department said Friday. Combined, June, July and August amounted to the weakest three-month stretch of job growth in a year.The unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 per cent, the lowest in nearly five years. But it fell because more Americans stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. The proportion of Americans working or looking for work reached its lowest point in 35 years.___Car prices hit record as buyers load up on optionsDETROIT (AP) — Americans are paying record prices for new cars and trucks, and they have only themselves to blame.The average sale price of a vehicle in the U.S. hit $31,252 last month, up almost $1,000 over the same time last year. The sharp increase has been driven by consumers loading cars up with high-end stereos, navigation systems, leather seats and safety gadgets.It’s a buying pattern that began around two years ago with low interest rates that let buyers choose pricier cars while keeping monthly payments in check. And automakers have also offered cheap lease deals that include fancy options.___China’s yuan joins world’s most traded currenciesHONG KONG (AP) — China’s yuan has joined the ranks of the most traded currencies for the first time, underlining the growing might of the country’s economy, the world’s second-largest.The yuan became one of the top 10 traded currencies in 2013, rising to No. 9 on the list due to a “significant expansion” in offshore trading, the Bank for International Settlements said in a report Thursday. It’s a sharp jump from the bank’s last survey in 2010, when the yuan, also known as the renminbi, was No. 17 on the list.Turnover in trades involving yuan surged to $120 billion a day on average in April 2013, three and half times more than the $34 billion in 2010. Still, that figure is dwarfed by the dollar, which accounted for about $4.7 trillion daily.___Mulally says no plans to leave Ford earlyBERLIN (AP) — The chief executive of Ford Motor Co. says he has no plans to leave the company early after reports that he might be tipped to take a leading role at software maker Microsoft Corp.Ford said last year that Alan Mulally would stay with the company through at least 2014.The 68-year-old on Friday batted aside talk of an early exit, telling reporters in Berlin that “I absolutely personally love serving Ford and we have no changes planned going forward.”___US study says amount of arsenic in rice is lowWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn’t worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case.The agency, which monitors drugs and products for safety, released a study Friday of arsenic in 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, the largest study to date looking at the carcinogen’s presence in that grain. Consumer groups have pressured the FDA to set a standard for the amount of arsenic that can be present in rice products.The study shows varying levels, with the most arsenic in brown rice and the least in instant rice. Infant cereal and infant rice formulas are also at the low end of the spectrum.___J&J recalls Infant Motrin due to plastic specksWASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula due to the risk that they contain tiny plastic particles.J&J’s McNeil unit said Friday that the recall affects three lots of its popular Motrin Drops Original Berry Flavor, which is used to lower fever and treat aches and pains in children 2 years old and younger. The company warned that the medicine may be contaminated with specs of PTFE, a plastic also used in Teflon coatings.McNeil says it’s unclear if the recalled bottles actually contain the particles, which were found in a different product during the manufacturing process. The company decided to issue the recall because both products contain the same shipment of ibuprofen from a third-party supplier. Ibuprofen is a common pain reliever and fever reducer, also used in Advil.___Energy Department loses $42 million on loan to van makerWASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department said Friday it will lose about $42 million on a loan to a now-shuttered Michigan company that made vans for the disabled.Vehicle Production Group, or VPG, suspended operations in February and laid off 100 workers. The company had paid back $5 million of a $50 million federal loan this spring, and the remainder of its debt was sold at auction this week to Humvee manufacturer AM General, which paid $3 million to buy the Energy Department loan.VPG, of Allen Park, Mich., received a federal loan in 2011 under the same clean-energy program that provided a $529 million loan to electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. Fisker had received $192 million before a series of problems led U.S. officials to freeze the loan in 2011. The Obama administration has seized about $28 million from California-based Fisker, which has laid off three-fourths of its workers.An Energy Department spokesman said sale of the VPG loan was a last resort.___Ticketmaster puts resale, unsold tickets in 1 spotLOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of popular artists or sports teams are painfully aware how difficult it is to find good seats to live events at affordable prices. With a new ticket resale system, Ticketmaster is trying to show you what seats are available in one place — both unsold ones and those up for resale — so you can price-shop more easily.The nation’s largest ticket-seller quietly began rolling out its system, called TM+, for certain shows including a Black Sabbath concert in Massachusetts in August. More than two dozen professional sports teams have signed up, including many in the NFL. With the pro football season beginning in earnest Sunday, millions of football fans could start using the system soon. So far, about 300 events have used TM+, which the company says is still in test mode.Using a computer, ticket buyers can see where each available seat is in a stadium, how much it’s selling for and whether it’s a marked-up resale seat or one that hasn’t been sold yet.___The Simpsons area complete at Universal OrlandoORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walking into Universal Orlando’s new themed area is a bit surreal. First, you hear familiar music. Then you spot the sign: “Greetings from SPRINGFIELD U.S.A.”And then you get a faint whiff of doughnuts.The hometown from the animated TV series “The Simpsons” has been brought to life in a theme park.The full Springfield experience opened to the public in the park in August. Universal has slowly been adding to the area for years, building it around “The Simpsons” ride that opened in 2008. With a new ride — the Kang and Kodos Twirl ‘n’ Hurl — and a food court that includes Moe’s Tavern, the show’s beloved watering hole, the area is now complete. Other attractions found in both the show and the park include the Krustyland carnival area and the Kwik-E-Mart, a convenience store on TV and a gift shop at Universal.___Samsung’s new Galaxy Notes to go on sale in OctoberNEW YORK (AP) — Samsung said Friday that its new versions of its Galaxy Note smartphone and tablet, along with its new smartwatch, will go on sale in the U.S. next month.AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular all will carry the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Some of the cellular carriers will also sell the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.Major retailers including Best Buy, Amazon.com, RadioShack and Wal-Mart also will carry the smartphone and smartwatch.___By The Associated Press=The Dow Jones industrial average ended down 14.98 points, or 0.1 per cent, at 14,922.50. The Nasdaq composite rose 1.23 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 3,660.01. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose less than a point, or 0.01 per cent, to close at 1,655.17.Benchmark oil for October delivery rose $2.16, or 2 per cent, to close at $110.53 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent, the benchmark for international crudes, gained 86 cents to $116.12 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.Wholesale gasoline rose 2 cents to $2.85 per gallon. Natural gas fell 5 cents to $3.53 per 1,000 cubic feet. Heating oil added 2 cents to $3.16 per gallon. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 6, 2013 6:18 pm MDT Business Highlights AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Water restrictions will be in place until at least Thursday

first_imgDUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has announced that the ongoing problems that have disrupted the water supply to nearly 1.5 million people will continue until “at least Thursday”.The council, on behalf of all four Dublin local authorities, said that the problem that has affected the colour of water at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant have abated, but that there was not sufficient water in reserve to meet demand.The council says that the problem had stabilised, but that production at the plant was “well below” what was required, as were storage levels.To combat this, water restrictions will remain in place from 8pm each evening until 7am the following morning.The council says that here is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated or raw water.They say that tests are being carried out at the plant and that engineers are working around the clock to solve the problem. However, they say that this “may take some time”.A statement issued by the council apologised for the disruption, which will see lower pressures and a loss of supply across Dublin, as well as parts of Kildare and Wicklow.“The four Dublin Local Authorities apologise for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration. We are asking consumers bear with us while we work to restore the water supply to normal.”Read: Hogan: Communication of water restrictions could have been handled betterRead: Council: water will take time to come back – and may look cloudylast_img read more

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Government to redefine role of PR bodies KCR

first_imgHyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday said the powers, duties and responsibilities of the officials and public representatives of the Panchayat Raj Institutions would be defined soon. He said the PR institutions would not be left as namesake bodies but would be strengthened with clear duties, responsibilities, funds and devolution of powers. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The Chief Minister said the task of redefining the PR bodies would be accomplished in the 60 days action plan to be implemented by the government. He announced appointment of district level green committee under the chairmanship of District Collector, to monitor the growth of greenery in villages and towns. He held a review meeting on strengthening of the Panchayat Raj bodies and actions to be taken thereof at Pragathi Bhavan. Ministers Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Jagadish Reddy and officials participated in the meeting. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us “The government’s aim is to develop the villages. I have faith and confidence that if one works with dedication and commitment, there will be a qualitative change in the villages. The government has brought in a new Panchayat Raj Act to change the face of the villages. We clearly stipulated the duties and responsibilities of elected representatives and officials. Now it has been decided to transfer powers to the local bodies. Advertise With Us If the chairpersons of Zilla Parishad and Ministers are not provided with enough powers and responsibilities, there would be no meaning to their offices. Same would be the case with the MPPs, ZPTCs. We will decide the extent of responsibilities in the field of health, education, and greenery to be fixed. We will give clarity on what Gram Panchayats, Mandal Parishad and Zilla Parishad should be. Soon, the Finance Commission would provide the funds to PR bodies. Funds would be provided after the role of the PR bodies are defined,” the Chief Minister said. He has instructed Minister Dayakar Rao to discuss and to hold a deep study on the duties and responsibilities of the PR bodies. He wanted in-depth discussions with persons who have experience on the subject, leaders, officials and subject specialists. A draft should be prepared, and it should be discussed with the MPs, MLAs, MLCs, and in the State cabinet and later it should be put before the Legislative Assembly. Based on the suggestions, advices, inputs, clear-cut instructions will be given on the duties and responsibilities and funds. The 60 days action plan would commence soon after the completion of municipal polls. The Chief Minister has instructed the officials of PR department to fill up all the vacancies from Panchayat Secretary to the chief executive officer of ZP. He said, henceforth Mandal Development Officer post would be treated Mandal Panchayat Officer. The Chief Minister also instructed that promotions should be given to the categories like Village Secretaries, Mandal Panchayat Officers, Mandal Parishad Development Officers, Divisional Panchayat Officers, deputy CEOs, DPOs, CEOs etc., and fill up the vacancies arising out of this. He said the panchayat secretary posts should be filled up directly.last_img read more

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KKR Thoma Bravo Vista Equity in race for 4 billion worth of

first_imgBuyout firms KKR & Co LP (KKR.N), Thoma Bravo LLC and Vista Equity Partners Management LLC are competing for $4 billion worth of Dell Inc’s assets, people familiar with the matter said, as the computer maker steps up asset sales.Divesting these assets would help Dell bolster its balance sheet after it agreed in October to buy data storage company EMC Corp (EMC.N) for $67 billion. That deal is expected to close by October 2016, subject to approval by EMC shareholders.The three private equity firms are vying for Dell’s Quest Software, which helps with information technology management, as well as SonicWall, an e-mail encryption and data security provider, the people said this week.Quest Software and SonicWall are each worth around $2 billion, the people said. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) is advising Dell on their potential sale, the people added.Dell is also working with Citigroup Inc (C.N) on the sale of IT services company Perot Systems, which could be valued at between $5 billion and $6 billion, the people said. Dell is marketing Perot Systems to large companies in the business services industry in the United States and abroad, the people added.The sources asked not to be identified because the deliberations are confidential. Representatives from Vista Equity, Thoma Bravo and Goldman Sachs did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Dell, Citi and KKR declined to comment.The asset sales would help reduce the $49.5 billion of debt Dell will assume once the merger with EMC is completed. It has said it will focus on reducing its debt during the first 18 to 24 months after the merger with EMC to achieve an investment-grade credit rating.Thoma Bravo took SonicWall private in a roughly $717 million deal in 2010 and sold it to Dell two years later.Reuters reported last week that EMC, in a bid to boost shareholder support for its sale to Dell, will retain a majority stake in cloud services provider Virtustream and abandon a plan to place the money-losing company in a joint venture with VMware Inc (VMW.N).The change is aimed at lifting VMware’s shares, whose decline in value puts the acquisition at risk because Dell was set to pay EMC shareholders $24.05 per share in cash and a special stock that tracks the common shares of VMware. VMware is a virtualization software maker majority-owned by EMC, and is seen as one of the company’s most important assets.last_img read more

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RBI monetary policy Repo rate cut to 625 expected to push further

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India’s 25-basis-point cut of repo rates for the first time in 17 months marking a major policy change is expected to add further momentum to economic growth.The central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) that met for the first time after Shaktikanta Das took over as governor belied expectations in some quarters that it might not further ease the rates on the heels of the interim budget that saw measures to ease liquidity and stimulate growth.Thursday’s meeting lowered the repo rate to 6.25 per cent by a 4-2 vote, whereas the general feeling among financial experts was an unchanged rate. The last rate cut was in August 2017. Importantly, the committee also changed the policy stance to “neutral” from “calibrated tightening” on expected lines, handing the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi a made-to-order policy framework ahead of the general election 2019.The central bank pegs consumer price inflation at 2.4 per cent for the January-March period and 3.2-3.4 per cent from April to September. The bank’s estimate of the gross domestic product (GDP) growth for April-September quarters is 7.2-7.4 per cent.RBI reckons the headline inflation to remain soft in the near term echoing the current low level of inflation and the benign food inflation outlook.The policy statement, however, cautions that beyond the near term, some uncertainties warrant careful monitoring. The GDP growth for 2019-20 is pegged at 7.4 per cent in the range of 7.2-7.4 per cent in H1, and 7.5 per cent in Q3 with evenly balanced risks, the statement says.While economists had expected the RBI to change the policy stance first and go for a rate cut only in April the announcement of the policy change and rate cut together is expected to have some impact on the market.Estimates show the country’s consumer inflation has averaged three per cent in the last five months against RBI’s target of four per cent. The economy is expected to grow at 6.8 per cent during the second half of FY19. Some economists expected the upside risks to inflation would increase over the recent interim budget announcements of Piyush Goyal, who presented the budget in the absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. A rate cut is expected to support the rupee as foreign portfolio investors (FPI) have invested seven times more than the market debt. A dovish Fed has also ruled out further global rate pressure Global rate pressure. The market expected the RBI to adopt a wait-and-watch policy as it had said in its last monetary policy statement that both inflation and growth were developing “soft spots” requiring a better assessment of the situation for framing an appropriate risk management policy.last_img read more

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