Lamela still not ready for return

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Lamela still not ready for Tottenham return Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 00:20 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) erik lamela - cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United League Cup Premier League Spurs could have Mousa Dembele back in the squad for the cup tie but their Argentine playmaker is still not ready to return from a hip injury Erik Lamela will not make his comeback for Tottenham in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup match against West Ham, manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed.The Argentina winger has not played since a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in the same competition last October due to a persistent hip problem.Spurs 8/1 to win EFL Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It had been hoped the 25-year-old would be ready to play some part in this week’s encounter at Wembley, having recently returned to training, but Pochettino says he is still unclear when Lamela will be ready.”No, Erik is not on the list,” he told a news conference. “He’s doing well but still he’s not available.”After one year [out], I cannot say tomorrow, one week or one month. It depends on his evolution.”TEAM NEWS: @ErikLamela (hips) is training with the team as he continues his recovery. pic.twitter.com/eiunfzwUdi— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 20, 2017Midfielder Mousa Dembele could return against the Hammers, though, having missed the last month with an ankle injury.”Yeah, he’s doing well,” Pochettino said of the Belgium international. “I need to decide tomorrow [Wednesday].”It’s true different players, when they are injured, you have to assess step by step. But it’s good.”Pochettino went on to laugh off questions about captain Hugo Lloris’ decision to vote for Zinedine Zidane to win The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award.The Real Madrid boss claimed the prize at the star-studded gala on Monday after guiding his side to glory in LaLiga, the Champions League, the Supercopa de Espana and the UEFA Super Cup in 2017.”He voted for me number two,” said Pochettino. “Who number one? Zidane? Well, he’s French!”I am happy, it’s normal. Zidane received the trophy for best manager and he deserves to be number one.”last_img read more

2009 NYC Final Draw

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Honor Band 5 India launch soon, will go on sale on Flipkart

first_imgHonor Band 5 India launch soon, will go on sale on FlipkartHonor Band 5 is coming to India soon and the company has announced that it is partnering with Flipkart to sell the fitness band online.advertisement Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 7, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 10:46 IST HIGHLIGHTSHonor Band 5 set to launch in India soon.Honor is partnering with Flipkart to launch the Honor Band 5 in India.Honor Band 5 touts an AMOLED display, new watch faces, sleep tracking and water resistance.Honor Band 5 is coming to India soon and the company has announced that it is partnering with Flipkart will be selling the fitness band online. The e-commerce platform has put up a dedicated microsite for the launch of the Honor Band 5 in India with a Notify Me option to stay updated about its availability. The Honor Band 5 touts a full color AMOLED display, new watch faces, sleep tracking, real time heart rate monitoring and water resistance, among other things.The Honor Band 5 was launched in China last month alongside the Honor 9X and 9X Pro. It comes in a standard variant that is priced at CNY 189 (approx Rs 1,800) while the NFC model costs CNY 219 (approx Rs. 2,100). The India pricing of the Honor Band 5 is expected to be similar. Honor will reveal the price of the Honor Band 5 in India on launch date.Honor Band 5 specificationsHonor’s latest fitness tracker comes in three colours – Black, Blue and Pink. It sports a 0.95-inch AMOLED Full Color display with up to 282 ppi and 2.5D glass on top. The touch screen can display up to 45 characters. Honor is also highlighting some trendy and attractive new watch faces that can be downloaded from the Watch Face Store on Android.The Honor Band 5 offers a 24-hour heart rate monitoring with the help of TruSeen 3.0. It is also equipped with Huawei’s TruSleep that can track your sleep quality to identify six common sleeping problems and offer assessment and suggestions.The fitness band is 5ATM water resistance up to 50 meters, which means you take it for a swim and the built-in six-axis sensor will automatically recognise four main swimming strokes – freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke. It also comes with 10 distinctive fitness modes that includes outdoor running, cycling and rowing machine. Lastly, the Honor Band 5 highlights 14-day standby battery life on a single charge.advertisementALSO READ | Honor View 20, Honor 8X, Honor 10 Lite and more available with up to 50 per cent discount during Amazon sale starting August 7ALSO READ | Honor 9X, 9X Pro launched with Kirin 810 SoC: Check price, specificationsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor Band 5last_img read more

3D printing: MakerBot cranks out the tool of tomorrow

first_img How to Make a Mojito Editors’ Recommendations Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskey Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away In his State of the Union address in February, President Obama said 3D printing “has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything.” Thanks to 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot, the future of the innovative technology looks bright.The Brooklyn-based company has come a long way since releasing its first product, the Cupcake CNC (named for its ability to print small objects) in 2009. Last year, MakerBot unveiled its Replicator 2 that can print items as large as a loaf of bread.Boasting a sleek steel frame and a 100 micron printing resolution, Replicator 2 is available online and in MakerBot’s New York City store that also sells 3D-printed items. The printer isn’t cheap At $2,199, but it’s handy for those in the creative profession—including engineers, architects and industrial designers—and simply for “anyone who loves to make things.”Already an experienced 3D printer user? There’s the Replicator 2X, MakerBot’s experimental printer that’s can print in two colors. The company will award a free Replicator 2X to the winning design entry in its MakerBot Customizer Challenge, which ends March 8. Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini last_img read more

Fincantieri Teams Up with Carnival and CSSC

first_imgFincantieri’s CEO, Giuseppe Bono, said: “This agreement with Carnival, to which we are bound by a consolidated partnership, and with CSSC testifies our determination in pursuing a strategy that increasingly establishes Fincantieri as a global and reference player in the sector, with strong presence in all the markets that can ensure a future in our business.”Press Release; Image: Fincantieri zoom Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU), one with cruise liner giant Carnival Corporation and the other with China CSSC Holdings Limited, a unit of China’s shipbuilding conglomerate China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The agreements are aimed at exploring the possibility of joint ventures in cruise shipbuilding for the Chinese market, according to Fincantieri.“This would be an unprecedented, three-way collaborative effort to build the first-ever cruise ships to be made in China,”  Italian builder of cruise ships said.Under the agreements, Fincantieri would work with CSSC to develop cruise ships production capacity in China. Fincantieri would provide specialized services and components to support CSSC’s shipyards.On its part, Carnival would work closely with CSSC and Fincantieri and contribute its expertise to create the vision, definition, and specifications for the China-built cruise ships.The Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) projects China to be the second largest global cruise market after the U.S. in the next several years based on economic growth, increased spending power of Chinese consumers and growing demand for cruise vacations.China could see 4.5 million cruise passengers by 2020, according to the MOT, and is expected to eventually become the world’s largest cruise market.Potential partnerships like the ones being explored between Fincantieri, Carnival and CSSC are aimed at supporting the MOT’s pro-growth cruise policies and the rise of overall tourism in China.“Building on our groundbreaking MOU signed with CSSC last month, this new agreement with Fincantieri gives us the opportunity to work with our longtime partner to further explore a formal joint venture that could forever change the landscape of shipbuilding in China,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.last_img read more

Fincantieri, CSSC Tap Into China’s Growing Cruise Industry

first_imgzoom Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and China’s shipbuilding conglomerate China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement for the constitution of a joint venture aimed at developing and supporting the growth of the Chinese cruise industry. Under the agreement, the joint venture will design and sell cruise ships intended and customized for the Chinese and Asian markets.These vessels will be built at one of CSSC’s shipyards, the SWS facility, on the basis of a technological platform licensed to the joint venture and to the SWS shipyard by Fincantieri, which will perform the activities within its competence through the joint venture.The deal was signed in Shanghai by the CEO of Fincantieri, Giuseppe Bono, the President of CSSC, Wu Qiang, and the Chairman of CSSC Cruise Technology Development and of the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding facility (SWS), Wang Qi.According to the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) the cruise market in China expanded in the last years, reaching 1 million passengers in 2015.The growth potentials are estimated in 4.5 million passengers by 2020, projecting China to become the world’s second largest cruise market after the US, and in 8-10 million passengers by 2030 with a double-digit growth per year.last_img read more

Lawyer vintner plead guilty in college admissions case

BOSTON — A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme.Gordon Caplan and Agustin Huneeus Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court.Caplan was co-chairman of the prominent law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. The Greenwich, Connecticut, resident was charged with paying $75,000 to get someone to correct the answers on his daughter’s ACT exam after she took it.Huneeus’ family owns vineyards in California’s Napa Valley and in Oregon. Authorities say he agreed to pay $300,000 to rig his daughter’s SAT score and have her designated as a water polo recruit to the University of Southern California.They are among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty. Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty last week.The Associated Press read more

Nominees invited for Brock Days Tribute award

Members of the Brock community are invited to nominate candidates for this year’s Tribute award.Each year during Brock Days, Brock celebrates an individual for his or her achievements that have had a positive reflection on the university. Tribute is open for any member of the Brock community (staff, faculty, alumni, volunteer or friend of the university) who has impacted the university through their strong leadership and support of the institution’s mission and values. The candidate must display strong and close connections with both students and alumni.Tribute is a roast and toast for an individual who has contributed significantly to the Brock community. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 17.Please forward any nominations to Michelle Schurer, Brock Days committee at mschurer@brocku.ca by June 15. read more

DavidsTea names two new independent directors chief financial officer resigns

MONTREAL — DavidsTea Inc. has appointed two new independent directors as changes continue following a shareholder revolt led by co-founder Herschel Segal that saw the board replaced.The tea shop chain says marketing executive Anne Darche and Susan Burkman, an investment banker, have joined the board.Segal took over as executive chairman and interim CEO earlier this year after the board was replaced and chief executive Joel Silver resigned.The company says the board expects to appoint a lead director at its next meeting, scheduled to be held in September.DavidsTea shareholder demands answers on Segal’s leadership, CEO searchDavidsTea to be sold in grocery stores following deal with LoblawDavidsTea director Roland Walton resigns from boardDavidsTea also announced that chief financial officer Howard Tafler has resigned to accept a position in another industry.The board has appointed Joe Bongiorno, the company’s director of finance, as interim chief financial officer and started a search to find a permanent replacement.Segal’s daughter Sarah, who founded Squish Candy, has also returned to her position as vice-president product development and innovation following a paid leave during the heated shareholder battle.Some industry observers have speculated that Sarah is being groomed to take over as the company’s permanent chief executive. read more

Ahead of Israels Gaza withdrawal UNICEF rushes in supplies to isolated areas

With less than a month remaining before Israel’s disengagement from the Gaza Strip, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has completed final deliveries of aid supplies to some of the most isolated enclaves in the area.“Because of their close proximity to the soon-to-be-evacuated settlements, many enclaves in Gaza are being sealed off, making humanitarian aid deliveries virtually impossible for the next several weeks,” UNICEF said in a news release. “This is why special attention has been devoted to these areas, some of which are currently accessible only by a single gate for a few hours a day.” Last week UNICEF was able to complete a final aid delivery to the Al Sayafa enclave, consisting of recreational, educational and water and sanitation supplies, along with one generator. Children make up about half of the Gaza Strip’s population of 1.2 million, living in one of the most densely populated places on earth – and one of the most tense and isolated. They have few safe play spaces and are frequently exposed to the line of fire, at school or at home, UNICEF said.With few playgrounds, many children wander perilously close to military positions or settlements, where unexploded ordnance (UXO) is a constant threat. First-time visitors to the Gaza Strip are often taken aback by how many children they see with UXO injuries, the agency noted. Poor nutrition is also a widespread problem in the area. Three quarters of the population of Gaza lives under the poverty line; breakfast often means a single cup of tea. The lack of nutritious food results in stunted growth for one in 10 children. UNICEF is supporting the creation of 15 alternative play areas for some 50,000 children living near sensitive areas. Daily activities will be provided, including instructional plays on how to avoid UXO. Recent aid shipments to Gaza include school-in-a-box kits of learning supplies, remedial education materials and safe water kits to help ensure a supply of drinkable water. read more

Imperial Oil posts 13 per cent secondquarter earnings drop on low prices

by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2012 5:44 pm MDT Imperial Oil posts 13 per cent second-quarter earnings drop on low prices AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. reported a 13 per cent drop in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, with commodity prices and maintenance downtime at its oilsands operations dragging on results.Net income was $635 million, or 75 cents per diluted share, for the quarter, compared with $726 million, or 85 cents per share, in the same period last year.Revenue came in at $7.5 billion for the quarter compared to $7.8 billion year over year.The Calgary-based company (TSX:IMO), controlled by U.S. energy major ExxonMobil Corp., said gross oil-equivalent barrels of production averaged 269,000 barrels a day versus 292,000 barrels in the same period last year.It said lower production was due primarily to planned maintenance activities at Syncrude, the massive mine in which it holds a 25 per cent stake, and Cold Lake, a vast steam-driven oilsands development in northern Alberta.The average West Texas Intermediate crude price, a key U.S. benchmark, was nine per cent lower during the second quarter compared to a year earlier.Canadian crude prices, which fetch a lower price than WTI, were also hit hard during the quarter. Bitumen realizations decreased 17 per cent from a year earlier and synthetic crude oil, made from bitumen that has been processed in an upgrader, decreased 19 per cent.Net income in Imperial’s upstream, or production, side of the business was $360 million — a steep drop from $624 million a year earlier.While the lower crude prices hit Imperial’s upstream division, they benefited its downstream, or refining and marketing, business. That’s because the company could buy crude to run through its refineries at a lower cost.Downstream earnings were $232 million, an increase of $168 million.Also Thursday, Imperial announced it’s keeping its quarterly dividend steady at 12 cents per share.Imperial is in the early stages of weighing a liquefied natural gas export terminal on Canada’s West Coast in order to get a better price for the gas it produces in British Columbia’s northeast.The acreage Imperial has in the Horn River Basin contains dry gas, which can fetch a price several times higher in Asia than it could in North America, which is awash in supplies.Its $10.9-billion Kearl oilsands mine is nearly complete and is on track to start up later this year.All of the gargantuan pieces of equipment have finally made their way to the mine site in northern Alberta.Imperial ran into legal trouble transporting giant modules manufactured in Korea to Alberta through the United States.The enormous shipments moved across the Pacific and along rivers to Lewiston, Idaho, where they were to be transported by truck the rest of the way to northern Alberta.The initial plan was to move the shipments along two-way highways through Idaho and Montana, but legal challenges arose because local residents and conservation groups didn’t want the megaloads moving along those scenic routes.Eventually, Imperial broke up the loads into smaller parts and applied to ship the equipment along Interstate highways instead.In December, Imperial’s board of directors approved an $8.9-billion expansion that will begin producing 110,000 barrels per day by late 2015.When the firm announced in 2009 that it would build the Kearl mine, it expected three phases of roughly the same size. Later, it decided to instead build the mine in two phases, with smaller projects along the way to boost output in increments.Imperial shares closed up 36 cents to $42.77 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. read more

Nexen CNOOC extend takeover deadline by 30 days awaiting US approval

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nexen, CNOOC extend takeover deadline by 30 days, awaiting U.S. approval by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 28, 2013 12:59 am MDT CALGARY – The closing date of Chinese oil giant CNOOC’s US$15.1-billion takeover of Calgary-based oil and gas producer Nexen has been extended by 30 days to March 2.Nexen (TSX:NXY) announced Sunday the two companies agreed to extend the deadline as they were still awaiting U.S. regulatory approval.However, it stressed that the closing can only be extended a maximum of 75 business days beyond the original deadline of Jan. 31.The federal government approved the takeover in December. China, Britain and the European Union have also given their go ahead for the agreement.But U.S. approval is needed to complete the deal because Nexen has operations in the Gulf of Mexico.Nexen, meantime, says it will postpone the release of its fourth-quarter and annual results because of the delay. read more

Mini segment impresses in May

For more, please see the attachedDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “The slow-down in the overall new car market in May comes as no surprise and reflects concerns across the economy,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The figures are in line with SMMT forecasts for 2008, and we expect a tough year ahead.  Vehicle manufacturers and dealers will have to work hard to attract consumers, who are facing increasing household and motoring expenses.” * New car registrations -3.5% to 179,272 units in May and -0.6% for the year-to-date* Mini segment up 120% in May and up 27.4% over the year-to-date* Diesel demand continues with volumes up 8.4% to 80,246 cars in May

Caricom leaders want protection for depositors against failed financial institutions

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAntigua insists on deal for local banks in exchange for giving green-light for Scotiabank saleDecember 14, 2018In “latest news”Int’l Donors Conference to be called for hurricane-devastated islandsSeptember 15, 2017In “latest news”There has been a stay to further de-risking – PM Gaston BrowneFebruary 16, 2017In “latest news” (Jamaica Observer) Caribbean finance ministers have agreed on the urgent need for a deposit insurance system, to provide some protection for depositors against losses due to the failure of financial institutions.Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston BrowneAccording to Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne, the measure is important, given the recent failure of some financial institutions in the region, including insurance companies BICO and CLICO.The decision was taken at the sixth Meeting of the Caricom Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) in Bridgetown on Tuesday, which was chaired by Browne.Jamaica was represented by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, who returned home on Wednesday evening.“Even in the case of Antigua and Barbuda, we had perhaps one of the most spectacular bank failures, in which we had the ABI Financial Group that went belly-up. My government had to issue a deposit protection fund in the region of $250 million representing almost 10 per cent of our GDP,” Browne explained to the press after the meeting.The ministers also approved, in principle, the objectives of the Caricom Credit Reporting Policy, which, among other things, provides for regulating the operations of credit bureaus and cross-border exchange of credit information within the community, further promoting regional growth and development.Caricom Heads of Government, at their July meeting in Montego Bay had mandated COFAP to finalise these and other instruments ahead of next year’s Heads of Government meetings.The COFAP meeting also considered an investment policy, an investment code, as well as an integration capital market beginning with the adoption of model securities legislation, Caricom reported.On the issue of Caricom Member States being labelled as non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, the ministers urged a more collaborative approach with the European authorities and other relevant international bodies.“This area remains an existential threat to the region and we are seeking to dialogue with various bodies and individuals within the EU at the highest political level, so that they can understand the consequences of their actions,” Browne noted.He pointed to unilateral decisions taken by these bodies, including proposed sanctions and blacklistings that are now impacting the region.“We will work collectively on this matter. In fact we’re hoping that there will be certain interventions made within the next 30 days, that will hopefully bring some relief to the various countries to avert any potential blacklisting and curtailment of technical support or grant aid,” he added.In the meantime, six Caricom Heads of Government, including current chairman Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, have been attending the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) in Bridgetown.Under Holness’s chairmanship at the the 39th Regular Meeting held in Jamaica in July, it was agreed that the CSME Sub-Committee would have quarterly meetings to give urgency to the implementation of Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME).The Sub-Committee meeting was held on Wednesday, September 5 with discussions expected on issues affecting the implementation of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME).A number of issues were on the agenda, and were discussed at what was seen as a national preparatory meeting of high-level Government officials chaired by Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Monday in Bridgetown, as well.Issues relating to the contingent rights of citizens, such as health care, education, the single registration of international businesses, and the approval of automatic six-month stays to Caricom nationals, were among the areas discussed. read more

Doctor Who Underrated Villain of the Week Raxacoricofallapatorians

first_imgStream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon center_img You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels, and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. Best stock up on pickled eggs before you meet these corpulent characters.Raxacoricofallapatorians (Slitheen)First appearance: “Aliens of London” (2005)—season 1, episode 4Home planet: RaxacoricofallapatoriusDoctor: NinthCompanion: Rose TylerA collar around their neck acts as a compression field, allowing Slitheen to squeeze into a slightly smaller space (via BBC)Never has war smelled so bad.Raxacoricofallapatorians (heretofore referred to as Slitheen) are a nasty bunch—and I don’t just mean their body odor.Bulky beanstalks from the planet Raxacoricofallapatorius, the Family Slitheen are egg-laying, calcium-based hunters, ruthless criminals whose only motive is money.As Rose laments the restrictions of time-and-space travel (the first rule of TARDIS life is: you don’t talk about TARDIS life), a spaceship crashes through Big Ben and falls into the River Thames.The big unveiling: Slitheen unzip the forehead of their skin suit (via BBC)With Central London shut down and the British people in an excited frenzy, the Doctor launches into action against the Slitheen (which appear in two first-series episodes, “Aliens of London” and “World War Three,” and subsequently recur in later chapters of Doctor Who and spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures).Objectively grotesque (those giant bug eyes still haunt me), Slitheen disguise themselves in the skin of their victims.An unwieldy collar around their neck acts as a compression field, allowing the beefy creatures to squeeze into a slightly smaller space—the corpulent bodies of rather trivial politicians.This costume change, however, comes with a rather rancid side effect: loud flatulence (which smells like bad breath, a clue that helps the Doctor decode the dastardly devils).Who cut the cheese? (via BBC)Ironically, Slitheen boasts a keen sense of smell, able to sniff out an individual’s species, age, sex, emotional state, and location. Alas, everyone has a weakness—even invaders from the planet Raxacoricofallapatorius. And it turns out Slitheen are vulnerable to acetic acid, making them allergic to vinegar, ketchup, and Coke (what kind of life is that?!). One splash and they’ll explode.The Raxacoricofallapatorian are by no means Doctor Who‘s finest villain. Sure, it’s fun to daydream about how many times Christopher Eccleston practiced that word before spewing it on camera.But the stinky aliens, raiding Earth for commercial purposes, feel more like a childhood joke than a well-thought-out foil for the titular Time Lord.last_img read more

Solskjaer Rashford is in a rich vein of form

first_imgManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has singled out in form striker Marcus Rashford for praise after the 2-1 win over Brighton.Rashford was instrumental in the Red Devils win as he notched in a goal and caused the Seagulls plenty of other problems to extend the club’s winning run to seven in a rowThe 21-year-old England international, who confidently dispatched his goal has scored five times in six league matches following the Norwegian’s appointment in December.And when he was asked if he thought Rashford was currently the best centre-forward in the division, Solskjaer disclosed the Belfast: “You can argue for many strikers but I’m glad he’s in my team.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Harry Kane’s injured so maybe that gives him a better chance to be the best one at the moment.“No-one beats him on work-rate, no-one beats him on attitude and at the moment he’s very confident in front of goal. He finishes, he tries to shoot, he doesn’t think twice about it.“He made a chance for Jesse (Lingard) and I cannot believe how Jesse didn’t score on that chance at the back post.last_img read more

Bloomberry completes Solaire land purchase

first_img PAGCOR puts freeze on approval of new POGO applications Suncity Group, Bloomberry Resorts unveil Wakayama IR visions Load More Philippines casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation has completed the purchase of the two parcels of land upon which its flagship integrated resort, Solaire Resort & Casino, sits in Manila’s Entertainment City precinct.In a Monday announcement, Bloomberry revealed that its subsidiary, Sureste Properties Inc (SPI), had now fully paid the purchase price to Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR and signed the Deed of Absolute Sale for purchase of the land, covering a total of 160,359 square meters. The total purchase price is Php37,333,130,000 (US$710.1 million). PAGCOR revenue to hit Php75 billion in 2020 RelatedPosts In a recent note, Morgan Stanley said that purchase of the land would save Bloomberry Php500 million (US$9.6 million) on current land rental but could lead net debt to rise to Php31 billion in 2018, declining to Php17 billion in 2019. The financial services firm added that interest expense could also rise to Php3.6 billion in 2018 and Php3.9 billion in 2019, lowering its net profit forecasts 23% and 30% respectively to Php7.7 billion and Php7.9 billion.last_img read more

Volkswagen launches pension sessions for staff

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Volkswagen has introduced educational classes about the pension freedoms for its 960 UK staff.The classes were designed following the pension flexibilities, which were first announced in the 2014 Budget.  The first session was launched at the end of June 2015, with more seminars planned for September and November.The organisation will also be offering one-to-one sessions with its pension administrators in September, so that employees can discuss and obtain factual information about their pension benefits.Kristy Coogan, pensions manager at Volkswagen Group UK, said: “It was felt that the employer should help support their employees with training and education [about the pension freedoms].”The classes were designed following the Budget 2014 changes and the fact that pension flexibilities seemed to be considered more complicated.”last_img read more