first_imgTwo New York-based men have been convicted for defrauding Mumbai diamond merchants of more than $12 million in loose diamonds.Sholom Muratov, 36 and Menachem Abramov, 32, were convicted on Oct. 24 after a seven day trial in a Manhattan Federal Court on charges of conspiring to defraud diamond sellers.According to an official statement, ten other defendants have reportedly pleaded guilty in connection with this scam.United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman said, “These defendants engaged in a brazen, multimillion-dollar fraud scheme extending from New York to Mumbai.”Further, Muratov and Abramov have been found guilty of conspiring to commit mail fraud which carries a maximum jail sentence of up to 20 years. Muratov will be sentenced on Mar. 26, 2019, and Abramov will be sentenced two days later by Judge Lorna G. Schofield, who presided over the trial.The statement reveals that the duo was a part of a well-coordinated and wide-ranging conspiracy to con a group of diamond wholesalers in Mumbai out of millions of dollars in loose diamonds known as “melee” diamonds. The sham included several false representations of numbers to the victim merchants.They deceived the victims by showing their corporate affiliations, longevity, and track records of those corporations. They also deceived the Indian merchants by convincing that the defendants were not affiliated with one another, and most significantly they implied to agree to payment terms proposed by the Indian merchants to induce them to release diamonds without having received full payment.By these successful fraudulent misrepresentations, the defendants managed to convince the Indian merchants to provide them loose diamonds worth over $12 million, for which Muratov, Abramov, and their co-conspirators provided no payment.  These diamonds were later sold in Manhattan’s Diamond District.In May, two Indian-origin men were among three men charged in the U.S. for allegedly orchestrating a huge multi-million dollar investment scam. The three were accused of defrauding investors to the tune of $300 million in connection with funding of a merger transaction designed to convert their company into a private entity. Earlier this year, New York-based Anilesh Ahuja who served as the founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Premium Point Investments LLP, that looked into hedge funds focused on structured credits products, was arrested based on his alleged “participation in securities fraud and wire fraud which related to mismarking of certain securities held in hedge funds that the firm looked into, thereby fraudulently inflating the net asset value of those funds as reported to investors and potential investors from 2014 to 2016.” Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins, center, fouls Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes, left, as he looks to pass the ball away from Jayson Tatum (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins lost his cool and the Golden State Warriors lost at home in embarrassing fashion once again.Gordon Hayward scored 30 points off the bench, Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 11 assists, and the Boston Celtics ran away from the Warriors early on the way to a 128-95 win Tuesday night in a game that turned testy with the two-time defending champions down big.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tatum scored 17 points for the Celtics, who came in having lost five of six since the All-Star break.“I think we played with purpose all the way through. We were very businesslike the whole night, even at halftime and just now after the game,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “We know we haven’t played like that enough but It’s encouraging as a reminder that we can.”Golden State missed its initial four shots and fell behind 11-0 as Boston started 5 of 7 before Curry’s jumper at 8:26. The Warriors made five straight shots and used a 12-2 burst to get right back in it.Alfonzo McKinnie started in place of Thompson and contributed seven points in 17 minutes.“It starts with a passion and an anger and an intensity, and it wasn’t there tonight,” Kerr said.Durant responded to that by asking, “I thought we moved off of joy, now anger?” in response to Kerr’s usual message of playing with joy.Then, the two-time reigning Finals MVP challenged everyone.“All around top to bottom, coaches, players, we’ve just got to be better,” he said.TIP-INSCeltics: Boston improved to 6-6 on the road against the Western Conference. … Golden State had snapped the Celtics’ 10-game home winning streak with a 115-111 win on Jan. 26. … The Celtics — who shot 8 for 28 from 3-point range in Sunday’s 115-104 home loss to Houston, including 1 of 13 in the first half — were 14 of 34 from deep and got four 3s from Hayward. Cousins and Terry Rozier received double technicals with 8:44 to play. Cousins was called for his fifth foul on a charge drawn by Aron Baynes, then the fiery Warriors center stood over Baynes in clear frustration. Jayson Tatum bumped Cousins with his right arm and Cousins pushed back with some force, then Rozier entered the fray and he and Cousins traded shoves.“It was silly. It was nothing, absolutely nothing,” Cousins said without elaborating.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBoogie’s moment summed up an ugly evening of basketball by his team — and fans seeing their final season in the East Bay made a mad dash for the Oracle Arena exits in the closing minutes. It was the Warriors’ fifth home defeat by 20 or more points.“I’d love to have some magic potion and say we can come out and play with better energy and better discipline and kind of rectify it, but we’ve got to, at some point, stop talking about it and figure it out,” Stephen Curry said. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lady Tamaraws survive Lady Warriors for 2nd straight win MOST READ 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Curry provided a bright spot with 23 points and four 3-pointers on a night Splash Brother Klay Thompson sat out with soreness in his right knee.“Klay would have had to play a hell of a game to overcome all that,” coach Steve Kerr said.Kevin Durant scored 18 points but committed five turnovers, while Cousins wound up with 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting — missing all five of his 3-point tries — and nine rebounds to go with four turnovers.The Warriors, who had won the last two meetings with Boston, couldn’t overcome a lackluster first half in which they were outhustled on both ends and faced a daunting 73-48 halftime deficit.“It looked to me like we were jogging up the floor. You can’t play basketball jogging. You’ve got to sprint,” Kerr said. “Your cuts have to be hard. You have to be going all out. We did not go all out and it was embarrassing.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Warriors: G Shaun Livingston missed the game with neck spasms. … Andre Iguodala, sporting a new look with his head completely shaved, played after dealing with lower back tightness. … C Kevon Looney missed a second straight game with right pelvic soreness. … McKinnie went through an extensive pregame warmup routine behind the scenes after he left against the 76ers with a bruised left hip. … Golden State earned a winning road record for a sixth straight season. … The Warriors added depth by recalling G Jacob Evans III from the G League Santa Cruz Warriors.BAYNES’ MINUTESReserve Boston big man Baynes will remain on a minutes restriction with Boston playing consecutive nights. He returned Sunday against Houston from an 11-game absence because of a bone bruise in his left foot.“He’s on a minutes restriction for the foreseeable future, so 15 max, especially with a back-to-back,” Stevens said. “Right now, our thought is that he would be able to play in both games in the next two nights. We will see how he comes out of tonight.”UP NEXTCeltics: At Kings on Wednesday.Warriors: Host Nuggets on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementMaurizio Sarri has told that the club management of the Blues would have to face the consequences of the charge of Football Association after that incident happened at Stamford Bridge after the last minute equaliser of Ross Barkley against Manchester United. Maurizio Sarri has also mentioned that Marco Ianni should deserve a second chance. Marco Ianni has been there as the backroom staff of Maurizio Sarri from Napoli. Ahead of the match against Bate Borisov in the Europa League, Maurizio Sarri told, “As I said after the match, we were wrong,” “I was there when Marco spoke to Jose Mourinho and he said sorry immediately. It was very important that he realised he was wrong. So I want to give him another opportunity because I know that he was really sorry and he realised it was a mistake. Chelsea will play against Bate Borisov on Thursday in the Europa League match at Stamford Bridge. They will miss the service of the Belgian winger Eden Hazard in this match as he is suffering from back pain. The Chelsea fans will hope that the injury is not that much crucial as they need the Belgian winger against Burnley at Turf Moor in this weekend. Advertisementcenter_img “Everybody can make a mistake but you need to learn from a mistake. I think now as a man I am better than when I was 35. Otherwise I would be stupid. If I am not able to learn from my mistakes, I am stupid. I think he will be able to do it. I know him very well, so I am sure.” “I have not experienced it here and I don’t know the consequence [of the FA charge],” he said. “But we were wrong and have to accept the consequences. I want him to accept the decision of the FA and then we will decide [on any further action].”last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool maintained their stranglehold over Everton in the Merseyside derby with a one-sided stroll against their local rivals who had Ramiro Funes Mori sent off for a horror-tackle in the second half.Liverpool were never under any serious or sustained pressure and scored twice late in the first half through Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho, both from James Milner crosses, before Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to make it 3-0 and Philippe Coutinho finished off the rout.Sturridge was introduced in place of Origi, who was taken off on a stretcher after Funes Mori planted his studs into the Belgian striker’s ankle, which earned the Argentine a straight red card despite his protestations of innocence to the referee.Liverpool, who are now unbeaten in the last 11 top-flight Merseyside derbies, stay seventh in the table, but riding a wave of recent momentum and finding form at a good time ahead of their Europa League semi-final against Villarreal.The victory came at a cost, however, with Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp later confirming that Origi had suffered a twisted ankle.”I would like to say yes, I am delighted, but the injury to Divock Origi has cost me some joy,” he said.”They say it is disgusting, awful pictures. But it’s not broken, it is a twisted ankle, he is on crutches walking around so we will have to see.”Everton, who face Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, are 11th, but morale will be at rock-bottom.They have not won at Anfield since 1999 and never looked like breaking that hoodoo at any point on Wednesday, while pressure is mounting on manager Roberto Martinez, who did not seek to sugar-coat the defeat.advertisement”It is a really hurtful experience,” he said.”At the moment we are facing strong adversity but we have to switch attention to the big game at the weekend.”Liverpool had to wait until the 43rd minute to take the lead when Milner floated a cross to the far post for Origi to outjump John Stones and plant his header into the net.The second goal was remarkably similar with Milner again the architect, picking out Sakho unmarked to head home from close range in first-half stoppage time.The second half was only five minutes old when Funes Mori saw red and Sturridge swiftly capitalised, receiving a pass from Lucas and coolly firing home for his fifth goal in his past six Premier League appearances.He wanted to claim Coutinho’s fourth as the Brazilian’s curling finish brushed the striker’s shorts on its way into the net.last_img read more

first_imgKlinsmann meanwhile showed he was in no mood to cede Klinsmann meanwhile showed he was in no mood to cede ground to his critics, picking the same starting line-up to face Costa Rica that had disappointed in the 2-0 defeat to Colombia. Klinsmanns faith was rewarded with a superb first half display from his team. “I think it was, overall, a very pleasant performance,” Klinsmann said. “It confirms the spirit of the group. They are all there for each other, the whole bench is jumping up and down when we score. Everybody wants the others to do well. Its a good group of guys that we have together. “They deserve a huge, huge compliment for tonights performance. We were eager to get on the field, eager to get our first three points of the tournament. We took a bit to get into the game. But when the first goal came we kept pushing for the next one and the next one.” Klinsmanns team now faces Paraguay in its final Group A game in Philadelphia on Saturday, where a draw will probably be enough to advance to the knockout rounds. “We wanted to put ourselves in the driving seat against Paraguay and thats what we did,” Klinsmann said. “We are right there to get through a difficult group, and this is the most difficult group in the Copa America. Its encouraging to see this group of players has the extreme hunger to make things happen.” On Wednesday, Peru could join Colombia in the quarter-finals if they manage to defeat Ecuador in Glendale, Arizona in Group B. In Wednesdays other game, five-time world champions Brazil face an intriguing matchup against Caribbean minnows Haiti in Orlando, Florida. “If we win it will be the greatest miracle that God has produced in football,” Haiti midfielder Jean-Marc Alexandre said Tuesday. AFP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Rising star Rhenz Abando wants transfer to another UAAP school ADVTSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And just recently, after a two-decade absence in the world of basketball, PUMA has added the basketball category to its business portfolio again with the appointment of entertainment and cultural icon Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, as Creative Director for basketball. PUMA sees basketball through a cultural lens. Fashion, art, and music elevate basketball and are as important for the sport as the games themselves.With the evolution of the brand, PUMA aims to not just reinvent itself but continue its legacy. The brand will never turn away from its history but build on it for the years to come, embracing everyone, athlete or otherwise in the understanding that each and every one of us run our own race, struggle daily in our own competition, and strive to move forever faster in our never-ending human’s race for recognition, pride, and success.Learn more about PUMA. Visit www.facebook.com/pumaph and their Instagram @pumaph or visit their stores at PUMA Bonifacio High Street, PUMA Glorietta 4, PUMA Greenbelt 5, PUMA Trinoma, PUMA Newport Mall, PUMA Festival Supermall, PUMA Ayala Center Cebu and PUMA Centrio.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers But where did the world’s top sports and lifestyle brand come from? Here are ten facts that the new generation of sneakerheads may have missed:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:31Magalong, Albayalde civil at the Senate05:18Senate questions P39 food budget a day per inmate02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? The sneaker fever in the Philippines has shown no sign of abating as more and more Filipinos have come out to express their love for rubber shoes in all shapes, designs and sizes from basic “shoefies” and OOTD’s on social media to out-and-out discourses and reviews caught on video, of course in YouTube and on Facebook. One brand, PUMA, with a fresh new take on classic sneakers, reinvention of trendy styles embraced by the market, collaborations with power-athletes and personalities, and of course radical innovations in style and performance footwear; has slowly experienced a resurgence the past few months in a world dominated by the big two of “sneakerdom”.ADVERTISEMENT The brothers Rudolf and Adolf Dassler founded the company “Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik” (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory) in their hometown Herzogenaurach, Germany in 1924.Within the first few years, both gained acclaim. A majority of German athletes wore Dassler spikes at the Olympic Summer Games in Amsterdam, 1928. In 1936, Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin, all while sporting Dassler spikes. More medals and more iconic athletes soon followed.24 years after founding their company, in 1948, the Dassler brothers fell out and went separate ways. Rudolf Dassler moved into another building, which belonged to the family. Together with just 14 employees, he transformed this storage facility into a factory and founded his own company: the “Sportschuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler (RUDA)”; while Adolf Dassler started Adidas only in 1949.October 1, 1948 “PUMA” of Rudolf Dassler was registered at the German Patent and Trademark Office.PUMA enjoyed a string of record-breaking and triumphant moments in the world sports stage. In the realm of football, Brazil’s then 18-year old Pele served as the poster boy during the World Cup held in Chilé (arguably the greatest footballer of all time); and in Olympic running, with Armin Hary, then the fastest man in the world, PUMA continued its track and field success story. In 1968, PUMA athlete Tommie Smith of the United States won gold in the 200m and he and his teammate John Carlos, raised their right fists wearing black gloves and their Puma Suedes on the podium, protesting discrimination of African Americans and other minorities in the USA, apartheid, and racism known as the iconic “Black Power Salute”. This event cemented the PUMA brand as not only a brand all about sports and performance, but a brand that represented a cause greater than itself.In the ’70s PUMA entered the realm of basketball with Walt “Clyde” Frazier, a stylish man who made a name for himself on the court by stealing the ball from his opponents. So, when he asked for a custom-made pair of Suedes, PUMA entered the realm of performance and fashion, and the PUMA Clyde was born. In the ’80s and in the 90’s, PUMA expanded its presence and support for a variety of sports categories and personalities that included tennis with Serena Williams. And in the latter part of the 90’s, PUMA strengthened its “athletic fashion” lines with a first ever collaboration between a sports brand and a fashion designer Jil Sander. Inspired by the success, PUMA launched a number of collections that fused sports and lifestyle, with the likes of Madonna taking notice and wearing them on her world tour.Also in the early ’80s, the Suede was the pioneer footwear worn by the breakdance enthusiasts in the US by Rocksteady Crew and New York City Breakers. With the arrival of the new millennium, PUMA went faster, further with the entry to a variety of sports like sailing and motorsports with Formula 1. However, the brand never forgot its running heritage when PUMA athlete Usain Bolt – the World’s Fastest Man – set a 100m world record at 9.69 seconds and sprinted 200m in a world record time of 19.30 seconds, beating Michael Johnson’s 1996 record by two-hundredths of a second.Fast forward to mid 2000, the PUMA brand has globally embraced more than just the race and the thrill of the competition by joining forces with lifestyle icons like music superstars Rihanna who also served as Creative Director, Selena Gomez, and Kylie Jenner. PUMA signed with international super-model Adriana Lima for a long-term partnership as the brand’s new women’s training ambassador; and Cara Delevingne, actress and supermodel.  Becoming his own man Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicallast_img read more

first_img“I am looking forward to playing. About the (Bengaluru “I am looking forward to playing. About the (Bengaluru FC) players, like the coach said, we have to wait. Two of them are injured. We hope they can come to us as soon as possible. We need everyone (available) for every game,” said Forlan. The marquee player said that the brevity of the ISL, that commences on October 1 and ends on December 18, is whats attractive to active stars like him. “At the moment the way they are doing the League is nice. For footballers its a nice league as it is not long, but short, and thats why its attractive to many players.”I would try to play my best score goals, try to assist players. I dont know about other players. I am here trying to do my best. I want October to come as quickly as it can. I want to play.” Coach Borges insisted that many a time its seen in football that the playing eleven which starts a tournament does not remain the same till the end.”Its impossible that we can play with the same eleven in every game. It does not matter whether the tournament is short or long as most of the time the first eleven in the first game is not the picture (you see) in the final. What I have now are the right guys for the first game.”We will take it game by game, will see how to give minutes to each player. We now have 20 players on the pitch which is a good amount of players to start the league.advertisement”About the injured guys from (Bengaluru FC), the information we have is that we have to wait for one month for them to be fit. We have to talk with the doctor this evening and see what information they have.” PTI SSR NRB AH AH RYSlast_img read more

first_imgHouston, Oct 20 (PTI) The FBI has seized multiple items including hair-like fibres, cellphones, laptops, a washer and a dryer from the home of a 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared nearly two weeks ago in Richardson city in the US state of Texas, media reports said today.Sherin Mathews vanished on October 7 after her adoptive father Wesley Mathews told police he left her outside their home at 3 am as punishment for not drinking her milk.While a breakthrough is yet to be made, seized inventory lists show that FBI detectives took DNA swabs, grass, debris and receipts from three vehicles that belong to the Indian- origin parents of the missing girl.They also took a flash drive, seat belt and radio equipment from the familys Sports Utility Vehicle, Fox News reported.Items taken from the Mathews home between October 8 and October 13 include a vacuum and trash bags, hair fibers, blankets and sheets, shoes, multiple cellphones and laptops, financial and identification records, several wooden spoons and the familys washer and dryer.A radio module, display monitor and a seat belt were obtained from the Acura SUV that was missing the morning Sherin went missing.The maroon SUV, which belongs to Sherin adoptive parents, was not at their home October 7 between 4 and 5 the morning her father said she disappeared after he put her outside as punishment, police said.Court records show a navigation unit likely from the Acura was sent to the FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia.”Even if you didnt plug in an address and say make a right or a left, its still recording where you were going,” Attorney Bree West, a former Dallas County assistant district attorney who is not involved in the case, said.advertisement”And its also going to pinpoint where you stopped.” She says most of the items collected at the Richardson home were pretty standard. But some items that stood out to her were: a blue string, dark hair-like fibers, vacuum contents, two yellow gloves, dish scrubber inside two grocery bags and the washer and dryer.Investigators are still looking for possible surveillance footage of the Acura SUV leaving the home of Sherin, as they try to determine who was driving it.Wesley has since been arrested, and bonded out, on a charge of child endangerment and ordered to wear an ankle monitor as the investigation continues.Detectives have not said whether Wesley is a suspect, but they have cleared his wife Sini Mathews. Police previously said she was asleep and unaware her husband had made their daughter stand outside as punishment.So far, tips from the public have not led to any definitive clues that could lead police to Sherin. PTI AKJ AKJ MVVlast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid Zidane insists struggling Real and Ronaldo are ‘not that bad’ Jon Fisher 21:53 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) zidane-cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid v Villarreal Villarreal Primera División The Blancos boss has backed his misfiring players to rediscover their best form ahead of Saturday’s La Liga home game with Villarreal Zinedine Zidane has defended his Real Madrid players and insisted they are “not that bad”.Madrid have won just two of their last six La Liga matches and find themselves 16 points behind table-toppers Barcelona, albeit with a game in hand.That has inevitably led to criticism of Zidane and his squad but the Frenchman claims it is not all doom and gloom at the Santiago Bernabeu. 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 He told reporters ahead of Saturday’s game with Villarreal: “We can’t always look at or listen to what is being said. It’s difficult, but nowadays everything that is said about Real Madrid is negative, and I don’t see it that way, we’re not that bad.”You [the media] know very well it is not all negative here. But it is very easy to say bad things about Real Madrid, it sells more.”The positive thing is that we are still alive in all competitions. I watch the matches back two or three times and I don’t agree with everything that’s being said. I accept what is being said, but there are lots of positive things coming out of this team at the minute.”Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridBolstering his squad in the January transfer window is not something Zidane will do readily after repeating his stance that signing players out of season is his preferred method.”I can understand why people would think that [we need to sign players],” he added.”But with transfers, as always, if you have a player that you want and he’s available and he’s going to bring a lot to your squad then it doesn’t seem like a bad idea. But I have my squad, I have good players and I don’t see anyone at the moment who can improve that.”Things can change but I think it’s best to change things in June rather than now.”Zidane also backed Cristiano Ronaldo to rediscover his best form after two games without a goal, and on the back of a poor performance in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.”He seems fine to me and that’s the important thing,” said Zidane. “The same thing was said about him a month ago and he responded by scoring goals. He will get back to scoring again.”last_img read more

first_imgLevante 2 Real Madrid 2: Pazzini strikes late to pile misery on Zidane Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 05:40 2/4/18 Karim Benzema Getty Images Real Madrid were denied a third straight league win thanks to a late goal from Levante debutant Giampaolo Pazzini. Giampaolo Pazzini came off the bench to score a dramatic late equaliser on his debut, earning Levante a shock 2-2 draw at home to LaLiga champions Real Madrid.Fellow substitute Isco thought his own late goal would prove decisive for Madrid but Pazzini struck in the 89th minute to earn the relegation-threatened hosts a crucial point against the LaLiga champions.The visitors headed to Ciutat de Valencia with back-to-back league victories under their belt, prompting hopes Zinedine Zidane’s men were turning the corner despite the shock Copa del Rey quarter-final loss to Leganes. 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 But although the Frenchman was able to name what many consider his strongest starting line-up for the first time this season, his side were twice pegged back by Levante and denied the chance to move above Valencia into third position.Sergio Ramos headed in an early opener from Toni Kroos’ corner, setting a new record as the Spain international became the first defender to score in 14 successive LaLiga seasons.But Levante levelled before the break as a simple ball down the middle sent Jose Luis Morales racing away from Ramos and, although Keylor Navas made the save, Emmanuel Boateng was in the right place to tuck in the rebound.Isco’s goal from Karim Benzema’s pass with nine minutes left appeared to have rescued Madrid, but Zidane’s men fatally switched off at the back, Pazzini beating Navas with an effort that was too powerful for the goalkeeper to keep out..@LevanteUD hold Real Madrid to a draw for the second time this season!#LevanteRealMadrid 2-2 pic.twitter.com/8QdjgZQid2— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) February 3, 2018Marcelo wasted two early sights of goal for the visitors, who had recorded big victories over Deportivo La Coruna and Valencia in their last two league matches, but the opener came in the 11th minute as Ramos reached 50 LaLiga goals for Madrid.Kroos hung up a right-wing corner and Ramos – back from a calf injury – beat Oier Olazabal with a header, the goalkeeper perhaps distracted by Benzema’s attempt to deflect the ball in and claim the goal for himself.Oier recovered to block Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort after badly spilling Kroos’ 25-yard curler, Ivi then clearing the crossbar with a hopeful strike at the other end.Levante had struggled to create any clear openings of their own but the hosts equalised out of nowhere three minutes before the break.Morales burst away from Ramos but could only toe his effort straight at Navas, Boateng mopping up the loose ball to slot into the unguarded net.The goalscorers. #LevanteRealMadrid pic.twitter.com/nD1M38BDNy— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) February 3, 2018Ronaldo had scored on his last four visits to Levante but Cheick Doukoure made a terrific block to deny the Portugal international, Jefferson Lerma then forcing a good save from Navas as Levante broke at pace.Luka Modric fed Ronaldo after 63 minutes but his 20-yard shot was easy for Oier after it lost pace following a deflection, prompting Zidane to turn to Isco as a replacement for the ineffective Gareth Bale.Oier made a brilliant one-handed save down to his left to deny Ramos, but just as a 1-1 draw looked likely, Isco came up with what seemed destined to be the winning goal.Benzema’s persistence created the chance and, when the striker worked the ball to Isco, he slammed home via a deflection off Coke.Madrid should have shut the game down but a lack of concentration was costly as Levante scored their second equaliser with only a minute remaining.Pazzini had only been on the pitch for 12 minutes but he got away from a poor offside trap to mark his debut in style, beating Navas from close range to earn Levante their second draw of the season against Madrid following a 1-1 at Santiago Bernabeu earlier in the campaign. FP: @LevanteUD 2-2 #RealMadrid (Boateng 42′, Pazzini 89′; @SergioRamos 11′, @isco_alarcon 81′).#RMLiga | #Emirates pic.twitter.com/n3huDSX60C— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) February 3, 2018 read morelast_img read more

first_imgzoom The US Bankruptcy Court has approved the USD 78 million sale of Hanjin Shipping’s stake in terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI) to Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), an affiliate of the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Reuters reports.The sale of Hanjin’s 54 percent stake in TTI, which operates container terminals at the Port of Seattle and the Port of Long Beach, was given a nod by the Seoul Central District Court in December. Following this, the South Korean bankruptcy court sought approval from US authorities, including the relevant ports.In late December, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners gave its approval for the deal, under which MSC will take over sole control of the long-term lease of the port’s largest terminal, the 381-acre Pier T container terminal.The remaining 46 percent stake in the terminal operator is already held by MSC.The transfer of the sale’s proceeds to South Korea would also be approved, Reuters cited US Bankruptcy Judge John Sherwood as saying.The approval may reportedly help prevent a bankruptcy filing by TTI as the terminal operator recorded a decrease in its container throughput after Hanjin filed for court protection on August 31, 2016.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ZIM Driven by the instability and volatility in the container shipping market, Israel-based carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) ended the first quarter of 2018 with a widened net loss.The company posted net loss of USD 34.1 million in Q1 2018, compared to net loss of USD 6.4 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.As explained, a deterioration in the business environment has been negatively affecting the company’s performance.“Since the second half of 2016 and through the third quarter of 2017, increases were recorded in freight rates as well as in bunker prices. Commencing the fourth quarter of 2017, freight rates have decreased while bunker prices continue to increase,” the company said in its operating and financial review for the three months ended March 31, 2018.During the first quarter, ZIM’s revenues rose by 14.7% to USD 751.4 million from USD 655 million recorded in Q1 2017.In addition, the carried quantities increased by 16.7% to 698 thousand TEUs in Q1 2018, compared to 598 thousand TEUs during the same period of 2017.“During Q1 of 2018, ZIM has increased the volume of cargo carried to 698 thousand TEUs (…) This has been achieved despite very challenging market conditions. While we started to see an improvement in some of the trades towards the end of the quarter, Q1 2018 results, on the whole, were negatively impacted by the combined effect of increased bunker prices, higher charter costs and lower freight rates,” Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO, commented.“Despite these conditions, (…) we keep investing in digital solutions which will enhance our efficiency and customer experience. We remain focused on achieving our goals according to our strategic vision as an independent carrier,” Glickman added.last_img read more

first_imgShannon Ingraham-Christie has been appointed as the Public Trustee for Nova Scotia. Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab announced the appointment today, June 17. “Ms. Ingraham-Christie has been with the Office of the Public Trustee for eleven years and is committed to serving and protecting those who need her office’s services,” said Ms. Diab. “I know she will provide strong advice and guidance for vulnerable Nova Scotians who rely on the public trustee to look out for their best interests.” Ms. Ingraham-Christie, a graduate of the Acadia School of Business with a focus on finance and economics, is a practicing lawyer who was admitted to the bar in 1999. She was previously a general practice litigator in private practice and served as a barrister with the Department of Justice adult and child protection team from 2002 to 2003. She was part-time faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University from 1999 to 2014. Ms. Ingraham-Christie was appointed to a solicitor position with the Office of the Public Trustee in February 2004 and has served as the acting Public Trustee of Nova Scotia since the fall of 2014. The appointment is effective immediately. The Office of the Public Trustee is an independent body that protects the financial and personal well-being of its clients. It manages children’s trusts, the estates of deceased individuals, is a substitute decision maker of last resort for individuals who have no one to consent to medical treatment on their behalf, manages the affairs of mentally incompetent adults and missing persons, and acts as legal representative for individuals who are not capable of managing their affairs in a legal proceeding. The public trustee has specific powers and duties under 14 pieces of provincial legislation. In 2014, the Office of the Public Trustee provided support to almost 1,500 clients and managed clients’ assets worth more than $52 million. The public trustee reports annually to the Attorney General and the House of Assembly.last_img read more

first_imgMcDonald said he’s proud of the RCMP for their work, and thanked the public for the support in what proved to be a very difficult and dangerous investigation.Update: Daon Glasgow has been arrested without incident in Burnaby. Press conference at 10 am, 14355 57 Ave, Surrey.— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) February 3, 2019The Serious Crimes Unit worked with the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, Air 1 and Burnaby RCMP to make the arrest.Glasgow, 35, was previously found guilty of shooting and killing a man at a Surrey McDonalds in 2010. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and banned from owning weapons for life.The Transit Officer who was shot, 27-year-old Cst. Josh Harms, has been released from the hospital since the incident.He was treated at Royal Columbian Hospital and went home late Wednesday evening.Interim Transit Police Chief Officer Barry Kross said on Sunday that Harms is at home recovering, and doing well.D/Chief Kross @TransitPolice provides an update on Cst Josh Harms who was shot on Jan 30th. Cst Harms is doing well and at home recovering. pic.twitter.com/mWx8ndCzOK— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) February 3, 2019With files from Lauren Boothby, Denise Wong, Taran Parmar, Lasia Kretzel and Ash Kelly. SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Surrey RCMP have arrested Daon Glasgow, believed to be the man who shot and injured a Transit Police officer at the Scott Road SkyTrain station in Surrey at 4 pm on Jan. 30, 2019.Please share: video released of the suspect who shot a @TransitPolice officer earlier today. We are actively searching for him. Call 911 if you see him. pic.twitter.com/xZxM7g9zdD— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) January 31, 2019In a press conference Sunday morning, Surrey RCMP said Glasgow was arrested at a fourplex in Burnaby at 5:30 am. No one was injured during the arrest.Police said all tenants were evacuated before they moved in, and three other people in the unit were detained but released a short time later.Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald wouldn’t say what exactly tipped police off to Glasgow’s location, or the suspect’s relationship with those in the unit with him at the time of his arrest.Glasgow was arrested at a fourplex in Burnaby this morning. this was a very high risk case, all tenants were evacuated before the arrest. Three other people in the same unit were detained but released a short time later. Charges for the shooting haven’t been laid yet. @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/ussvUPSyh8— Taran Parmar (@Tarankparmar) February 3, 2019last_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: Netflix, the media streaming giant with a global reach of 194 countries and growing, is increasingly focused on presenting original programming to its subscribers, and that’s giving local producers a new and lucrative outlet for their work.“Netflix is really changing the game for independent producers. It gives you direct access to a broadcaster. You can get your movies made a lot easier,”  said producer Rob Menzies, owner of Zed Filmworks, a local production company.“Regular TV networks like the CBC have a limited space of what they can take, while something like Netflix has no limit on what it can take.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Facebook Earlier this year Zed Filmworks produced the Netflix original movie  I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, starring Ruth Wilson. The atmospheric horror film was shot in Ottawa, employing local actors and crew. The movie debuted on Netflix on Oct. 28 to rave reviews from industry bibles such as Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — Citizens’ Services Minister Jinny Sims announced yesterday that the provincial government will contribute $7 million for Shaw Communications to build a fibre-optic cable along the Hart Highway between Prince George and Dawson Creek.The fibre optic line that will be built from the Northern Cariboo to the Peace Region will be just over 400 kilometres in length, and is one of four connectivity projects being funded by the B.C. government. Shaw has had issues serving the Peace Region in the past, and yesterday’s announcement came just one day after an issue with a fibre line caused Shaw customers in Fort St. John, Taylor, and Dawson Creek to experience a service interruption. Last year, Shaw customers in the Peace experienced three separate outages due to issues with the company’s network.On Tuesday, Sims announced that the Province and Feds are both partnering with internet service providers on $38 million worth of Internet infrastructure across B.C., with the provincial government contributing $11.3 million in total. “This is not just an investment in high-speed internet, it’s an investment in the future for those living in rural, First Nations and Indigenous communities, so they have access to cutting-edge emergency services, high-quality health care, world-class education and improved ability to participate in the growing digital economy,” said Sims. “By working with our federal and local partners, we are leveraging relationships to give people in these communities the same internet access as those living in major urban centres.”The announcement was part of an event hosted by Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, as the federal government committed a further $19,748,063 to the four projects.“Access to high-speed internet is not a luxury, it’s essential,” said Bains. “High-speed internet service is a basic tool that all Canadians should have access to, regardless of their postal code. Canadians need this service to do business, upgrade their education and build stronger communities. Thanks to our Connect to Innovate program, more Canadians will be able to participate fully in the digital economy.”last_img read more

4 March 2010The top United Nations humanitarian official today called for “radical” changes in Israeli policies towards the occupied Palestinian territory to allow people to carry out normal and dignified lives. “For this to happen, marginal improvements here and there are not enough,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes underscored in Jerusalem while on a visit to the region.In Gaza, border crossings must be re-opened, while in the West Bank, illegal demolitions and evictions should stop, he said. In the so-called Area C, which covers 60 per cent of the West Bank and remains largely off limits to Palestinians, he called for the allowing of natural development.In Shu’fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, Mr. Holmes saw first-hand the impact of the barrier – which Israel says it is building to keep out suicide bombers and other attackers – on the Palestinian community. It has curtailed access to health, education and other basic services, while also limiting livelihood opportunities.He also witnessed the effects of continued demolitions and forced evictions in the Arab neighbourhoods of Al Bustan and Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem, where many families have been forced from their homes and many more are at risk of displacement.“I was moved by what I saw and heard today during the discussions I had with Palestinian families forced out of their homes,” Mr. Holmes, who also serves as UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said.“The recent decision of the Jerusalem municipality to delay the planned demolitions in Al Bustan is a positive step, but what is really needed is the cancellation of demolition orders and evictions in Palestinian areas,” he added.In Area C, the Under-Secretary-General visited a school in the Al Jahalin Bedouin community, which has been in the area for generations. It has come under pressure recently due to a nearby settlement and restrictions on building permits and access to the area.The school, built with the help of the UN and its partners, has been marked for demolition, which he says cannot be justified. “The case of this school shows how difficult it has become for herding communities to continue living in Area C and for humanitarian agencies to assist them,” he noted.In the West Bank city of Ramallah, Mr. Holmes met with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, expressing his support for the Palestinian Authority and the UN’s determination to continue helping vulnerable people in the occupied Palestinian territory.Earlier this week, the UN official saw for himself the conditions in Gaza, just over one year after the end of the three-week Israeli military offensive, known as operation “Cast Lead,” which had the stated aim of ending rocket attacks by militants operating in the area.The fighting left more than 1,400 people dead, injured 5,000 others and reduced homes, schools, hospitals and marketplaces to rubble.“I have a lot of admiration for the resilience and ingenuity of Gaza residents in trying to cope with the present circumstances,” he said. “The work of relief agencies to assist those who have to endure hardship is also remarkable.”But he stressed that it is “disturbing” that one year after the fighting ended, “no meaningful reconstruction has yet started.”Mr. Holmes is scheduled to leave Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory tomorrow. read more

Media reports indicate Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal were released earlier today and have since flown out of Iran, more than two years after they were arrested while hiking near the Iranian-Iraqi border and a month after they were each sentenced to eight-year prison terms on espionage-related charges.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban “appreciates the decision of the Iranian authorities to positively respond to international appeals on humanitarian grounds. He commends all parties who helped to secure their release.”A third US national, Sarah Shourd, who was arrested at the same time as Mr. Bauer and Mr. Fattal, was released by Iran last year. 21 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s release from an Iranian prison of two United States men who had been convicted and jailed over spying allegations. read more

Police updated details to a deadly crash Monday night. 33-year old Gordon Hall from Beamsville was ejected from the vehicle after a crash on the QEW in Niagara Falls. He was then run over by another vehicle that didn’t stop. Hall’s Father said that just as Gord was turning things around, his life was cut short.Gordon Hall, or Gord as many called him is being remembered by his Father as a Son who was trying his best to make his life better. A recovering drug addict, Gord had a job opportunity in Niagara Falls and was temporarily living with his Father William and Step-mother Joanne in Beamsville.William Hall said: “He was very good hearted. Would help anybody, made me proud.”But Gord was killed in Niagara Falls Monday night on the QEW at McLeod Road. Derrick Burgess of Grimsby spoke with CHCH News on the phone. Derrick was a passenger in the car and Gord’s long-time friend. When the car crashed, Derrick says he and Gord were thrown from the Buick Allure. Neither of them were wearing seatbelts. Gord’s on and off girlfriend Terry Nicholson of Hamilton was driving.Derrick says Terry had been drinking alcohol. Terry and Gord were arguing in the speeding vehicle. As Terry became more upset, her driving became more erratic. Derrick says he asked Terry to stop the car and let him out, then suddenly the car crashed.”Derrick says he was lying in the ditch and saw another car run over Gord. The car did not stop. The Ontario Provincial Police want to talk to that driver.William said: “I hope the driver comes forward who ran him over. That bothers me that they wouldn’t stop.”He feels like his heart is in pieces. “Come to grips. Can’t believe he’s gone eh?”The Ministry of Transportation had to repair the damage to the highway where the crash happened. As the Halls prepare to bury their son, the driver, Terry Nicholson, is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Derrick Burgess says he’s been released with some bumps and bruises and is ok. Police are asking any witnesses to the crash to come forward. They would like to speak to the driver who hit Gord and didn’t stop. read more

Toronto’s transit commission says the majority of its new streetcars have to be returned to their manufacturer for repairs.The first 67 streetcars out of 89 produced for Toronto by Bombardier Transportation will be sent back for preventative repairs of “inferior frame welds,” TTC spokesman Brad Ross said Wednesday.The defect poses no safety risk “in any way,” he added.“(Bombardier) advised us last fall,” Ross said. “We directed them to develop a program for repair that will permanently fix the cars while minimizing service impacts.”The streetcars will be returned three or four at a time, and will all be fixed by 2022, Ross said.Bombardier will cover the cost of the repairs, which will take place at its Welding Centre of Excellence in La Pocatiere, Que., company spokesman Eric Prud’homme said.“Welding issues are not uncommon in the industry, but, in this case, Bombardier has been proactive and responsible to ensure the cars meet the expected longevity, all in full transparency with TTC and their riders,” Prud’homme said.Some 25 to 30 employees will work daily on this maintenance program until it is completed, delaying some of the planned layoffs, he said.“Until our preventive welding maintenance program is performed, we fully guarantee the strength of the existing welds.” The problem identified by Bombardier 18 months ago involves work completed in Mexico.Bombardier has been contracted to provide the TTC with a total of 204 streetcars by the end of 2019, Prud’homme said.The welding defect and necessary repairs will not prevent Bombardier from meeting that goal, he said. The transportation company has met its quarterly objectives by delivering 27 new cars to the TTC in the first half of this year. It plans to deliver 38 in the rest of the year and 77 more in 2019. read more