0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric prepares to kick the ball during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy football match between Real Madrid and AC Milan in Madrid on August 11, 2018. © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMILAN, Italy, Aug 17 – Inter Milan said Friday they were ready to sue Spanish football league president Javier Tebas over comments he made concerning the Italian team’s bid to sign Real Madrid’s Croatian star Luka Modric this summer.“Inter Milan announces that it will take legal action against Mr Javier Tebas in relation to statements made today to the press,” the northern Italian club said in a statement. In a media rant Tebas criticised clubs such as Inter, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City and claimed he had doubts whether the Italian club had the cash to buy midfielder Modric.“You’ll need to ask why state-owned clubs exist as they are inflating the market when they buy players,” said Tebas.The La Liga chief also said he wanted to look at how Italian champions Juventus paid 100 million euros to buy Cristiano Ronaldo from Real earlier this summer.“Regarding Inter, the offer made for Modric is trickery. The affair of PSG for Neymar is cheating.”The Italian League said they were “surprised and bitter” at Tebas’s “completely unfounded” comments.Midfielder Modric, 33, inspired Croatia to the World Cup final last month and was named the player of the tournament.He had been touted for a move to Italy but opted instead to extend his six-year stay with Real Madrid after securing a salary rise.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
The closure of up to four obstetric units including Letterkenny General Hospital is mooted in a confidential report commissioned by the HSE.Letterkenny HospitalThe units at Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Sligo and/or Letterkenny could close as part of a reconfiguration of maternity services in the two regions, according to options set out in the politically explosive report, seen by The Irish Times.While the HSE says no decisions have been made yet, the study by consultants the Health Partnership makes it clear that “significant changes” are needed in the way services are delivered. The development of midwife-led units, either alongside obstetric units or on a standalone basis, is recommended in the study.A system of centralised booking for expectant mothers, which would see women directed to the appropriate centre for care “based on admission criteria”, as well as the rotation of staff through each area, are also recommended.Fianna Fáil health spokesman Marc MacSharry, who raised the issue in the Seanad yesterday, said the report confirmed that the HSE was strongly considering dramatically downgrading maternity services.“There are reports that plans are already under way to shut down the maternity unit at Portiuncula as soon as the local and European elections are over, and transfer patients to University Hospital Galway, ” he said. “For the Government to keep this major change to our local health services a secret until after polling day is deeply cynical and deeply unfair to expectant mothers who are due their babies at Portiuncula very soon. “If these plans go ahead, it would amount to a major downgrading of obstetrician-led maternity services in this region. It is completely unacceptable to consider shutting down the maternity unit in Sligo and forcing expectant mothers to travel hours to Letterkenny or Galway city to see an obstetrician.”LETTERKENNY MATERNITY UNIT ONE OF FOUR ON LIST WHICH COULD BE CLOSED was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Here is a short preview of the fantastic Donegal expedition team, driving on the death road in Bolivia, and scaling a volcano to 17,551ft, 351ft higher than the boys on Top Gear!It must have been a nervy journey, well done lads. 🙂 Just click on the video above to play and watch the remarkable feats achieved by the Donegal lads.DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL MEN SCALE VOLCANO AND DRIVE ON WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ROAD was last modified: June 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featuresnews
21 October 2009The value of currency futures contracts traded on the JSE’s Currency Derivatives Market recently broke through the R100-billion mark, with trading volumes in contract terms having exceeded 11-billion since the product’s inception.“These figures attest to growing market awareness of these derivatives as a currency risk management tool,” the JSE said in a statement this week. “In fact, despite the economic downturn, growth has been phenomenal, with volumes surging approximately 106% year-on-year.”Because currency derivatives are used not only for hedging purposes, but also for trading and speculating, a wide variety of clients can avail themselves of these effective products.“Currency futures will be used for trading, hedging and speculating,” Yield-X’s Warren Geers said at the launch in March 2007. “Participants will be able to take a view on where the currency is moving to, and protect themselves by buying or selling currency futures.”Trading currency futuresFormer Finance Minister Trevor Manuel gave the JSE the go-ahead to launch the market in his Budget speech in February 2007, saying it would “deepen SA’s financial markets and increase liquidity in the local foreign exchange market”.Individuals and foreigners are allowed to trade currency futures without limits, while pension funds and long-term insurance companies can trade subject to their 15% foreign allocation allowance, and asset managers and registered collective investment schemes subject to their 25% foreign allocation limit.Corporates and trusts are not allowed to trade currency futures unless they have a valid exchange control approval number or approval from the South African Reserve Bank.The JSE chose Yield-X as the platform for the market because of the link between currencies and interest rates. The Yield-X platform “will ensure that only standardised contracts will be traded on a fully electronic platform, resulting in guaranteed settlement, a transparent dealing environment and true price discovery,” said Geers at the time.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
20 April 2011The much-anticipated West Africa Cable System (WACS) linking southern Africa and Europe arrived at Yzerfontein in the Western Cape on Tuesday, promising to double South Africa’s broadband capacity.“The 14 000km long fibre optic submarine cable system will effectively raise South Africa’s current broadband capacity by over 500 Gigabits per second (Gbps),” Telkom said in a statement.“Spanning the west coast of Africa and terminating in the United Kingdom, WACS will enable seamless connectivity into the rest of Europe and America.”In addition to complementing existing high-bandwidth cable systems in the region, as well as supplying first-time fibre connectivity to several west African countries, WACS will provide much-needed diversity for large-volume broadband traffic from South Africa to Europe.The US$650-million submarine cable, which has been under construction since 2009, is an initiative of the WACS Consortium, whose South African members consist of Broadband Infraco, MTN, Telkom, Neotel and Vodacom.The cable also boasts 15 established terminal stations en route, and will reduce the cost to connect the west coast of Africa into the high-speed global telecommunications network for years to come.It is designed to support present and future internet, e-commerce, data, video and voice services while also making use of dense wavelengths division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, which enables bi-directional communications over one strand of fibre as well as multiplication of capacity.“Its design of 4 fibre pair and 128 wavelength technology make WACS the largest cable system to ever land in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Angus Hay of Neotel, co-chair of the WACS management committee. “WACS will meet the demand for capacity well into the first quarter of the 21st century.”Telkom’s Casper Chihaka said that various reasons had led to the choice of Yzerfontein as landing point for WACS and to allocating the responsibility to land the cable in South Africa to Telkom.“All submarine cables that enter South Africa are located at either Melkbosstrand or Mtunzini, thus effectively two international fibre gateways. Events such as earthquakes or even a large ship dragging its anchor have seen several cables being cut,” Chihaka said.“South Africa needs a third international fibre gateway to reduce the risk of complete isolation from the rest of the world.”Source: BuaNews
Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya took to Twitter to claim that he is not a defaulter and he is ready to pay back the entire principal amount of the loans that he owes to Indian banks. In his tweets, he also appealed to stop the narrative that he has stolen the money.His tweets have come out a few days before the expected ruling of London based Westminster Magistrate’s Court, scheduled for Dec 10, on his plea against his extradition to India. But he has insisted that his offer and extradition decision are separate issues.“Respectfully to all commentators, I cannot understand how my extradition decision or the recent extradition from Dubai and my settlement offer are linked in any way. Wherever I am physically, my appeal is “Please take the money”. I want to stop the narrative that I stole money,” said Mallya in his tweet.Respectfully to all commentators, I cannot understand how my extradition decision or the recent extradition from Dubai and my settlement offer are linked in any way. Wherever I am physically,my appeal is “Please take the money”. I want to stop the narrative that I stole money— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 6, 2018 Mallya said in a series of tweets that he offered to pay back the amount since 2016 but the offer was refused.“I see the quick media narrative about my extradition decision. That is separate and will take its own legal course. The most important point is public money and I am offering to pay 100% back. I humbly request the Banks and Government to take it. If payback refused, WHY ?” he tweeted.Many media reports have seen Mallya’s offer as a ripple effect of the extradition of a British businessman, Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the Agusta Westland chopper deal. Michel was extradited to India from UAE recently.However, Mallya refuted these speculations while saying that his offer of payback dates to 2016.“Usual nonsense! I have made settlement offers since 2016,” he tweeted. He also claimed in his tweets that he didn’t borrow money from Indian banks, it was Kingfisher Airlines, which took the money.“With respect where have I defrauded Banks? I did not borrow a single rupee. The borrower was Kingfisher Airlines. Money was lost due to a genuine and sad business failure. Being held as guarantor is not fraud,” Mallya tweeted. Talking about the failure of now-defunct airline Kingfisher Airlines, Mallya said, “Airlines struggling financially partly becoz of high ATF prices. Kingfisher was a fab airline that faced the highest ever crude prices of $ 140/barrel. Losses mounted and that’s where Banks money went. I have offered to repay 100 % of the Principal amount to them. Please take it.”He also said that his liquor company United Breweries has contributed thousands of crores to the state exchequer over the years. He said that Kingfisher Airline also contributed but it sadly failed.For three decades running India’s largest alcoholic beverage group, we contributed thousands of crores to the State exchequers. Kingfisher Airlines also contributed handsomely to the States. Sad loss of the finest Airline but still I offer to pay Banks so no loss. Please take it.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 5, 2018 Mallya faces allegations that his Kingfisher Airline defaulted on loans and interest in 2010 and owes Rs 9,000 crore to a consortium of 17 Indian Banks.The Indian government is seeking his extradition after he fled to the United Kingdom in 2016. Related Items
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal has invited applications for various teaching and non-teachig posts. RGPV, which was formed in the year 1998 by the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Act 13, 1998, offers full time and online courses at graduation and postgraduation levels. They specialise in fields like Management, Forensic Science, Fashion, Engineering, Space Sciences, Social Work, Nanotechnology, Communication and Pharmacy.VACANCIESTotal Posts: 127Name of the posts:Lecturer – 26Assistant Professor – 49Associate Professor – 31Professor – 10Director – 1HOD – 3TPO – 1Principal – 1Librarian – 2PTI – 1Assistant Librarian – 1Dy. Director Sports – 1Pay Scale: For Post-Wise pay scale details, please refer to the official notificationEducational Qualification: Applicants must have cleared first class Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in relevant branch of Engineering/Technology and for the Head of Department post, he/she must have cleared Bachelor’s and Masters degree of appropriate branch in Engineering/Technology with first class or equivalent.Selection Procedure: An interview and a written test would be conducted to shortlist candidates.HOW TO APPLY A. Application Fee: Rs 1000 through demand draftB. Candidates who are interested may fill in the online application form the official website and then send the hard copy of the form along with other relevant documents ‘The Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Airport Bypass Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal -462033’.C. Important Dates: Last date for the submitting the application is October 20, 2014.
“Nehra ji is an inspiration,” says his former teammate VVS Laxman who was also the mentor of newly crowned Indian Premier League champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.The 37-year-old fast bowler was missing in the Sunrisers camp at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday when his teammates were basking in glory after clinching their maiden IPL title. (Watch! Yuvraj Singh celebrates with Hazel Keech after Sunrisers Hyderabad lift maiden IPL title) Nehra pulled out of the tournament after he suffered a leg injury during Sunrisers’ game against Kings XI Punjab on May 15. Notably, the veteran pacer missed four matches in the first half of the season owing to groin injury. ‘GREAT LEADER WITHIN THE GROUP’Nevertheless, Nehra, who had spearheaded the most lethal bowling attack of the tournament, was treated with a warm tribute from the team mentor. (Five reasons why RCB lost IPL 2016 final)Laxman shed light on how important Nehra’s contribution was to the team during their title winning campaign. “I was in touch with him before coming to the ground. He is an important part of the Sunrisers family.”He is not only a senior player, but also a great leader within the group. Nehraji is an inspiration,” Laxman told iplt20.com.Nehra ji had a successful operation last night in London.Wishing him a speedy recovery???@BCCI @SunRisers #OrangeArmy pic.twitter.com/ueOpx7e7Fv VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 25, 2016’ROLE MODEL TO YOUNGSTERS’Laxman heaped praise on the pacer saying he was a role model for youngsters in the team. Nehra did his job whenever he wore the orange jersey taking nine wickets at an average of 22.11. (Also read: India’s future safe in Virat Kohli’s hands, says Warner)advertisement”To make a comeback at this age and do well for the Indian team and now for Sunrisers, you are a role model to a lot of youngsters and I’m sure a lot of them would learn from your story.”‘THIS ONE IS FOR YOU, NEHRA JI’Also, Yuvraj SIngh, who went berserk after clinching his maiden IPL title, took to Instagram to acknowledge Nehra’s contribution. “This one for you Nehra ji we miss you!,” the all-rounder wrote.Sunrisers’ pace battery garnered a lot of attention during the season which saw the likes of Virat Kohli and David Warner make merry. The small-sized grounds and flat decks did not stop the SRH bowlers from making a big impact. NEHRA 2.0 – LEADER, MENTORBhuvneshwar Kumar took over the responsibility of leading the attack after Nehra bowed out and went to become the highest wicket-taker in the season with 23 victims under his belt. The Purple Cap holder also credited Nehra saying the tips he got from the veteran seamer helped him outsmart batsmen.”When you are bowling together there are little things, like how you set the field, what is the strength of which batsman and so how do you bluff him – little things like that which he talked about which has helped,” Bhuvneshwar had said.Since making is comeback for Team India earlier this year Nehra picked 18 wickets and emerged as one of the most economical T20 bowlers across the Australia tour, Asia Cup T20 and the ICC World T20. Nehra also impressed with his ability to mentor youngsters. Before Bhuvneshwar, it was Jasprit Bumrah, who got the opportunity to rub shoulders with the skilful bowler.Nehra would be hoping he recovers quickly and continues his succesful second innings which started when he finished fourth on the wicket-takers list in season 8 with the Chennai Super Kings.
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes says batting tips from Australia captain and IPL team mate Steve Smith was key to helping him improve as a player following a hugely successful debut season in the lucrative Indian Twenty20 tournament.Stokes was named the league’s Most Valuable Player after the tournament ended on Sunday with his 12 wickets and 316 runs in 12 games helping the Rising Pune Supergiant to reach the final before he returned to England for international duty.”I felt like my game has got a lot better, from being able to work with the best players around the world and specialist coaches in that format,” Stokes told British media as he continues preparations for next month’s Champions Trophy.”My bowling has gone up another level, working with Eric Simons, from South Africa (Pune’s bowling coach). Being able to work on those skills for six weeks was a really good thing.”Stokes, however, singled out Pune captain Smith, who he will line up against in the Ashes later this year, for praise after the pair practiced together.”I remember doing a batting session with him, with some power-hitting towards the end,” Stokes said.”The guy I’ll actually be playing against in the Ashes was helping me, something you’d never fathom when we’re playing against each other. The IPL is probably the only place where you would get that.”Stokes did not play in the IPL final, which Pune lost to the Mumbai Indians by one run, as he was recalled to the England squad for a three-match one-day international series against South Africa starting on May 24.advertisement