Jimbo Fisher Blasted The Officials After FSU’s Loss To Clemson

first_imgJimbo Fisher addressing the media.ESPN.Jimbo Fisher wasn’t very happy with the officiating Saturday night.Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher harshly criticized the referees in his team’s game against Clemson on Saturday. The Seminoles fell to undefeated Clemson, 37-34, at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.There were some questionable calls throughout the contest, especially late. Specifically, a chop block brought back a 50-yard run by Dalvin Cook.Here’s Fisher’s post-game rant.Jimbo Fisher went on an EPIC rant about the officiating after FSU’s loss to Clemson#CFBSunday pic.twitter.com/ENf1iHFdt7— ESPNU (@ESPNU) October 30, 2016Florida State will likely be sending the ACC a tape of all of the calls they disagreed with.The Seminoles are set to play at N.C. State next Saturday.last_img

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Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Responds To Retirement Odds

first_imgNick Saban reacting to an Alabama football game.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown by the Citadel Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With the recent retirement of Bill Snyder, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has climbed even higher on the list of oldest active football coaches. People are so curious as to when he’ll hang the headset up that odds have been released on when it will happen.As of May, the sports book MyBookie.com has set the over/under on the number of seasons he has remaining at five-and-a-half. His current contract at Alabama runs through 2025.This week Saban was asked for his thoughts on the betting odds for his retirement, and he would not be baited into revealing anything. Per AL.com, he stated that he wasn’t even aware of the odds placed and found the idea “amusing.”“That’s the first I’ve heard of that one,” Saban said Thursday at the Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, site of the Nick’s Kids charity golf tournament. “But it’s amusing.”Saban is preparing for his 13th year at the helm for Alabama and is chasing his sixth national title with the Crimson Tide. He is also closing in on 47 years as a coach dating back to his first job with Kent State in 1973. But just because Saban is getting a bit long in the tooth doesn’t mean his age is showing.Mentally he’s still sharper than the overwhelming majority of coaches.Physically, he just underwent a hip replacement but has recovered from the surgery faster than doctors originally suspected.Suffice it to say, Saban isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.[AL.com]last_img read more

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Four militants killed three Army jawans injured in Pulwama encounter

first_imgSrinagar: Four militants were killed while three Army jawans and a police personnel were injured in an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. On a credible input about presence of militants in Lassipora area of south kashmir’s Pulwama district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there this morning, a police spokesman said. He said during the searches, militants fired upon the search party of the forces. The fire was retaliated, leading to an encounter, the spokesman said. In the ensuing encounter, he said, four militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter. The identities and affiliations of the slain militants are being ascertained, the spokesman said. He said in the initial exchange of firing, three Army jawans and one policeman sustained injuries. The injured were hospitalised and are stated to be stable, he added. The spokesman said it was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the encounter. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter, he said.last_img read more

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European Central Bank chief governments must help economy

The head of the European Central Bank says the economy in the 19-country eurozone is not showing signs of a rebound and urged governments to help by spending more on top of the central bank’s latest package of stimulus measures.Mario Draghi said in remarks Monday before the European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee Monday in Brussels that recent data “do not show convincing signs of a rebound in growth in the near future” and that risks are “tilted to the downside.”He urged governments that were in good financial shape to “act in an effective and timely manner.” Draghi’s pleas have met a cool response from governments. Germany, the largest euro member state, has rejected the idea of borrowing more to investing in infrastructure.The Associated Press

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Three Kosovo Albanians sent to UN war crimes tribunal but fourth eludes

All four were charged by Carla Del Ponte, prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on 24 January in a sealed indictment for their actions at a Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) prison camp in 1998, including shooting dead 11 prisoners in a clearing in the woods.In a statement from Podgorica, Montenegro, where she is currently visiting, Ms. Del Ponte was critical of the ease with which the fourth indictee, Fatmir Limaj, was allowed to slip out of Kosovo on a regular flight, although KFOR had been in possession of the indictment and arrest warrant for two and a half weeks.”It was that easy,” Ms. Del Ponte said. “And it is outrageous…Unless he decides to surrender voluntarily, Fatmir Limaj will be yet another name on our long list of indictees at large. As in the other cases, I fully share the sense of immense disappointment, disillusionment and frustration of the victims.”The three transferred to The Hague today were Haradin Bala, Isak Musliu and Agim Murtezi. The charges against the four include crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war.Mr. Limaj, 32, a KLA commander responsible for the operation of the Lapusnik/Llapushnik prison camp, was charged with holding at least 35 Serb and Albanian civilians “under conditions that were brutal and inhumane, and routinely subjected them to physical and psychological abuse, including torture and beatings.”Mr. Bala, 45, Mr. Musliu, 32, and Mr. Murtezi, 46, all KLA members and guards at the camp, enforced inhumane conditions, including inadequate food and medical care, and participated in or aided and abetted the torture and beatings of detainees, the Tribunal said.The indictment charges that between 24 June and 25 July 1998, KLA forces under Mr. Limaj’s command and control beat, tortured and murdered a number of Serb, non-Albanian and Albanian detainees, and that Mr. Bala and Mr. Musliu participated in or aided and abetted the murder of six detainees. read more

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Shunned by the rich Cairos subway speaks of economic woes

Shunned by the rich, Cairo’s subway speaks of economic woes by Hamza Hendawi, The Associated Press Posted Jul 6, 2017 7:09 am MDT Last Updated Jul 6, 2017 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This May 18, 2017 photo, shows rain drops on the platform of a metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. In March, authorities doubled the metro fare from one Egyptian pound to two. In dollar terms, that’s actually cheaper. A year ago, one pound equaled about 12 U.S. cents. Now after the plunge in value, two pounds are worth around 11 cents. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) CAIRO – Cairo’s subway is perhaps the cheapest in the world. For a fare equivalent to 11 U.S. cents, you can ride as far as you want across the overcrowded, traffic-choked Egyptian capital.But even that feels like a burden for many of the millions who ride it each day, at a time when Egyptians are scraping to get by, their purchasing power gutted amid painful economic reforms being implemented by the government.The 30-year-old Cairo Metro typifies Egypt’s deep economic inequalities and the large distances between classes. Unlike subways in New York, Washington, Paris and elsewhere in the world where the well-off and the poor mingle to at least some extent, the passengers who push and shove in and out of Cairo’s metro cars each day are overwhelmingly poor or from the lower middle classes.Vital for those who take it, the subway is scorned by the upper crust that doesn’t need it.Its stations and cars are almost bare of billboards because advertisers dismiss the passengers as “C Class” consumers. Residents of an upper-class district on a Nile island are furiously resisting having a station built in their neighbourhood, fearing it will bring a flood of slum-dwellers. Despite traffic jams greeting those commuting back and forth into the city, there is no talk of extending the metro to the modern suburbs rising in the surrounding desert, where the better-off have been moving for years to escape Cairo’s urban blight.It is also one place where Egyptians’ economic vulnerability runs head on into the demands of reform.The government desperately needs to get its finances in order, unable to afford the billions it spends to keep food, fuel and many services at near rock-bottom prices. So it has reduced subsidies, increasing fuel prices and devaluing the Egyptian pound, which fell from eight to the dollar to around 18. Economists and foreign donors have praised the moves, which no previous government dared carry out.But the resulting inflation — currently around 30 per cent — hit hard on a population where few have room to tighten their belts. Nearly a third of Egypt’s population of 93 million lives under the poverty line, earning less than $2 a day. Many millions more hover just above the line, earning only slightly more.In March, authorities doubled the metro fare from one pound to two.In dollar terms, that’s actually cheaper. A year ago, one pound equaled about 12 U.S. cents. Now after the plunge in value, two pounds are worth around 11 cents.But for passengers, who largely earn the same salaries in pounds now that they did last year, the doubling was another painful blow.Complaints over the fare increase were so loud that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi angrily pushed back in a TV appearance.“You tell me you are poor and cannot afford it. Well, let me tell you that I (the government), too, am poor and cannot afford it,” he said, visibly frustrated. In late May, he was furious with a lawmaker who, on live television, asked that further increases in fuel and electricity prices be put off until a minimum monthly wage of 3,000 pounds (about $165) is introduced.“Who are you?” the president shouted. When the lawmaker identified himself as a member of the House of Representatives, el-Sissi said dismissively, “What representatives? Did you study the topic you are talking about?”In late June, fuel prices rose by up to 55 per cent and on Thursday, the government announced electricity prices were hiked by more than 40 per cent.El-Sissi has repeatedly made the case that consumers have to start paying something closer to the actual cost of services. The metro is saddled with $27.7 million in debt and runs annual losses of $11.1 million, according to Transport Minister Hesham Arafat.“It’s fine if he wants to charge me international prices for public services. I’ll pay,” said Hisham Mohammed, a 26-year-old law graduate riding the subway on a recent day. “But, in return, I need him to give me democracy and freedom of international standards,” he said, alluding to el-Sissi’s iron-fist rule and the erosion of freedoms and human rights in the three years he has been in office.Mohammed was studying in the subway car as he headed to an exam for a post-graduate diploma. As a government employee, he makes 3,000 Egyptian pounds a month, a salary that nearly overnight dropped from the equivalent of $400 to $165. He’s trying to get more degrees to get a promotion or find a more lucrative job in the Gulf.Nearly 5 million people a day in the city of 18 million use the subway. Running along three lines, it is by far the fastest mode of transport, since nightmarish traffic can jam the streets at all hours day and night.Only some trains are air conditioned, leaving people on other trains sweltering in the punishing summer heat. Commuters sometimes face 15 or 20 minute waits, making packed rush-hour trains even more crowded. Shouting matches are common, especially since everyone storms in the moment train doors open without letting those inside exit.At a time when security forces are in a years-long fight with Islamic militants, metal detectors have been set up at entrances of all stations, though commuters are rarely searched when the device beeps. Sniffer dogs and policemen, some wearing body armour, patrol stations. Posters of wanted militants are plastered next to ticket booths.The subway’s trains and 61 stations are depressingly bare. There are no street performers or entertainment, hardly any shops and few ads.But there’s plenty of commerce.Peddlers constantly hawk a wide variety of cheap goods, including eyeliners, knock-off mobile phone accessories, lighters, packets of underwear, molasses candies, toys, and — for afternoon commuters — fruits and vegetables to take home. They file down the aisles dropping merchandise in each person’s lap, then return collecting either money or the merchandise.Beggars pass through as well, some of them children. Many are women wearing the niqab, a veil covering the entire face except the eyes, which gives them anonymity and can win sympathy from religiously conservative passengers.One woman in a niqab on a recent ride gave graphic details about her daughter’s illness, saying the costs of treatment forced her to beg. “I would have never asked for your help had I not really needed it,” she pleaded.In the train cars, some read the Qur’an or pray. Others kill time on mobile phones or mingle and chat, giving the trains the atmosphere of their home neighbourhoods.Commuter Dina Abel-Fetouh recalled how once while she was riding in one of the two women-only cars on every train, she got sick with stomach pain and all the women rushed to comfort her. “When I started crying, the women thought it was a man thing and started telling me he wasn’t worth it,” she said laughing.Despite the crowds, she loves the metro.“Cairo traffic makes me angry, nauseous and it’s a waste of time,” she said. “I think I would have quit my job had it not been for the metro.”__Associated Press writers Sam Magdy and Nariman El-Mofty contributed to this report. read more

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Volunteers needed for committee on scholarly publishing

The Senate Governance Committee has recently put forward a call for nominations for eligible members of the full-time teaching staff and professional librarians to potentially serve on the newly formed Ad hoc Senate Committee on Scholarly Publishing.The committee’s mandate is: To set in motion and support a long-term plan to move towards methods of scholarly dissemination that will improve access to scholarly information, expand the reach of Brock research, address budgetary pressures, support open access, and help Brock scholars comply with tri-agency policies.For more information, please visit the University Secretariat website.

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Opinion Braxton Miller should be starting quarterback for Ohio State in 2015

OSU redshirt-senior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is set to compete with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones for a starting spot in 2015.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerWhen Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending shoulder injury last fall, my first thoughts weren’t about how the Buckeyes would do without him during the 2014 season, but how good they would be with him coming back in 2015.Heading into the 2014 campaign, Miller was to be the senior leader of the team and was a Heisman hopeful. What he was able to do with the talent he had around him in his first three seasons as the signal caller was quite impressive. Play-calling from coaches, the lack of talent at wide receiver and multiple turnovers that were out of Miller’s control led to missed opportunities. And that was just in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game against Michigan State.Last year’s OSU team wasn’t supposed to be as good as they were without Miller; they definitely weren’t supposed to win it all. With a year of young players getting a chance to develop, such as wide receivers and the offensive line, things couldn’t look better for the 2015 team.You get your best player back on the field and everyone else around him ­­— who once slowed him down — all had the chance to improve. And boy, did they ever.Miller is currently rehabbing his shoulder after surgery to repair a torn labrum, so for me to say he should be the starter at this moment would be foolish, but if he is 100 percent healthy by the first game, I believe there is no better option.He has gone against and beat out redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt-junior Cardale Jones consistently and I don’t think the experience they gained is enough to take the starting job — although you couldn’t ask for better experience. Miller hasn’t gotten any worse and I don’t think it would be wise to sit him out before he is given the chance to lose the job on his own.Before the Big Ten tile game in which OSU beat Wisconsin, 59-0, Jones didn’t appear to be very good. We knew he had an arm and could run, but every time we saw him get reps or in a spring game, he was unimpressive to say the least. They say practice makes perfect, but I’m not convinced that a year of second-team reps all of a sudden made him a better quarterback and player than Miller.Not to mention Jones couldn’t beat out Barrett for the job when Miller went down, so although what he did in the final three games of last season was pure greatness and he will forever hold a place in my heart as a fan, I would bet he comes back down to earth during a full season of constant hits and maybe after the defense lets him down a little.Barrett is a guy that has all the mechanics, but lacks the “wow” factor. He can manage the offense very well, but when it’s time to go out and win a game for his team, I believe he lacks that instinct. At this time he would be better suited watching another year of the explosiveness Miller brings on every play.The younger quarterbacks will only benefit from another year of developing, and as the more experienced man, Miller should be the one starting in the fall.Either way, OSU should have no problem running the table in the Big Ten with whomever coach Urban Meyer chooses to be the signal caller. Although with Miller, games might be over a little faster. read more

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ABB power and automation technology is integral to Bolidens successful expansion of

first_imgABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has commissioned automation and power equipment that is helping increase production at Boliden’s Aitik copper concentrator, located near the town of Gällivare in northern Sweden. The whole complex is undergoing an expansion to mine 36 Mt/y (IM, Match 2008). The low grade of the ore requires this Boliden mine to be extremely efficient, as will be examined in IM’s December issue.Aitik is Sweden’s largest mine and has now become a global industry benchmark in mine efficiency since its completion in August 2010. The new copper concentrator (including the world’s largest AG mills) has completely replaced the old one, which will be closed down later this year. TankCell flotation is another important technology in the plant. Two ABB gearless mill drives (GMD) power two new 11.6 m diameter AG mills. At 22.5 MW each the mill drives are the most powerful in the world. They drive mills with a capacity to grind about 2,200 t/h of ore each, helping expanding production capacity to 36 Mt of ore from 18 Mt/y.The AG mill and its GMD is not only one of the largest installations (the ring motor is almost 20 m high), it is also one of the pivotal applications in the concentrator. The entire site process – including the concentrator, conveyor systems and pumping stations – is controlled by ABB’s award-winning Extended Automation System 800xA. Around 650 ABB high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives power the pebble and regrinding mills, conveyors, crushers, pumps, fans, and process equipment to ensure minimal energy use and maximum process efficiency. Included is the first high speed dual-pinion drive system in this power range with an optimised control system to avoid load unbalance and backlash.An ABB gas insulated substation feeds electricity from the power grid to Aitik with minimal electrical losses and minimal space requirements, and ABB low voltage systems distribute the power across the entire site reliably and energy efficiently. The harmonic distortions in the grid are kept below the limits given by IEC/local standards and the installed filter and power factor correction system ensure the power factor is equal to or higher than 0.99.The scope of ABB’s contract included spare parts, network studies, installation supervision and commissioning.last_img read more

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Grounded Construction ahead of schedule at Ilukas Cataby mineral sands project

first_imgGrounded Construction Group has made a fast start on its contract for installing two mining villages and a mine infrastructure administration and maintenance facility for Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands project in the Perth Basin of Western Australia.The company recently handed over the keys to Iluka, ahead of schedule, after the completion of two stages of its work on the A$275 million ($201 million) project.The recent completion of stage one and two took place over six months for Tronox Ltd in Cataby and Iluka Resources in Dandgaragan. Stage one included a 260-person mining village, with the greenfield site requiring bulk earthworks, concreting, sealed roads and the transport of buildings.“As with all Grounded Construction Group projects, best practice methods were used to install accommodation facilities,” the company said. The entire project included the installation of all waste and water treatment plants, electrical, plumbing, communications, bitumen roads, line-marking and car parks.Stage two in Dandgaragan included the building of a 180-person elevated campsite. Similar to stage one, the project included bulk earthworks, concreting, construction of sealed roads, transportation of buildings and cranage. It also involved waste and water treatment plants, electrical, plumbing, communications, bitumen roads, line-marking, car parks and the installation of a maintenance shed.Paul Natoli, Grounded’s Managing Director, said: “Our team of project managers and contractors have all worked cohesively and cooperatively to complete these two major stages ahead of schedule and on budget.”Grounded is currently working on the beginning stages of stage three.The Cataby mineral sands deposit is a chloride ilmenite deposit with associated zircon and rutile production. It is expected to have an economic life of around eight-and-a-half years.Heavy mineral concentrate produced at the site will be processed into final products at Iluka’s Narngulu mineral separation plant. The chloride ilmenite product will be suitable for both sale or as a feed source for the production of synthetic rutile.The project was approved in December 2017 with first production expected in the June quarter of 2019.last_img read more

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Autopsy due after BBC chauffeur accused of child sexual abuse found dead

first_imgA FORMER BBC driver arrested as part of an investigation set up to examine sexual abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile was found dead yesterday after failing to turn up to court, police said.David Smith, 66, was found at his south London home at 2:20 pm. He was earlier due to appear in court to answer five claims of sexual abuse against a 12-year-old boy.“Police attended a private address in Effingham Road, Lewisham on Monday 28 October as a man had failed to appear at Southwark Crown Court today,” said a police statement.At approx 1420 officers entered the address and found the body of a man. A FME (forensic medical examiner) attended and pronounced the man dead at the scene. Next of kin are being informed.A post-mortem is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.Police were still awaiting formal identification, but Britain’s press reported the man to be Smith.The chauffeur was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, set up in the wake of hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse against DJ Savile, who died in 2011 aged 84.Smith was the first person to be charged in the investigation after it was claimed he sexually abused the boy between June 1 and July 21, 1984.- © AFP, 2013Read: More indecent assault charges for DJ Dave Lee Travis > Read: Rolf Harris appears in court on child sex charges >last_img read more

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Android première plateforme mobile publicitaire aux ÉtatsUnis

first_imgAndroid: première plateforme mobile publicitaire aux États-UnisLe système d’exploitation de Google, désormais première plateforme mobile dans le monde, est aussi le système le plus prisé par les annonceurs.La stratégie de Google avec Android semble pleinement porter ses fruits. Disponible sur des centaines de terminaux, le système d’exploitation mobile est devenu le premier mondial en termes de part de marché. Conséquence de cela, selon Numerama, Android est également la première plateforme nomade en matière de recettes publicitaires, dépassant avec une nette avance iOS d’Apple.À lire aussiAngry Birds Star Wars : le jeu débarque sur iOS et Android Millennial Media, l’un des principaux supports publicitaires annonce en effet qu’au troisième trimestre 2011, le produit de Google a concentré 49% du marché totale sur ce genre de terminaux, contre 43% pour Apple et ses iPhone. BlackBerry, troisième acteur mobile, ne récolte que les miettes avec seulement 8% de part de marché.Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’Android prend la tête du marché des annonceurs, cela avait déjà été le cas en octobre 2010, mais cette fois le fossé se creuse durablement entre le moteur de recherche et ses concurrents. Android est un produit juteux pour Google qui a engrangé avec lui 2,5 milliards de dollars l’année passée et les prévisions pour 2011 sont encore plus fortes. Le 27 octobre 2011 à 16:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Washougal schools receive nearly 1 million for history education

first_imgThe Washougal School District has received nearly $1 million from the Department of Education to improve American history education.The district is one of two in the state to receive the Teaching American History grant. While Washougal is the grant administrator, the Evergreen and Ridgefield school districts are co-recipients. Teachers from all three districts will benefit from the $996,999 grant.The grant is guaranteed for three years but may be extended to five years, pending funding. Sixty teachers — 20 each year of the grant — will participate.The grant’s focus is on civil rights and will enhance the teachers’ understanding of American history through intensive professional development, which includes study trips to historic sites and mentoring with professional historians and experts.The Washougal School District has just completed a three-year history grant, and the additional money will allow the district to build upon the progress already made, according to a news release from the district. Grant director and high school Associate Principal Carol Boyden said in the release that history education has lost some classroom emphasis because of the focus on state testing requirements. This grant, though, can help change that.“We feel incredibly lucky,” she said. “Thanks to this grant, we’re able to focus on teaching strategies to incorporate history into other subjects, such as reading and writing and keep history an integral part of our curriculum.”last_img read more

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Qatar National Bank gets regulatory approval to open branch in India

first_imgQatar National Bank (QNB) has received approval from India’s regulatory authorities to open a branch in the country and begin operations, it said on Sunday. Opening a branch in India is in line with the bank’s goal of strategic global expansion.However, the bank did not confirm a specific date on which it would begin its India operations. QNB, which is also the largest lender in West Asia, had completed a € 2.7 billion acquisition of Turkey’s Finansbank in June.The Doha-based lender, together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking products and services. The bank, which has its presence in more than 30 countries, operates in four banking segments — corporate banking, consumer banking, asset and wealth management and international banking.Other International banks in queueTwo Pakistani banks (MCB Bank and United Bank) and three Iranian banks (Bank Pasargad, Saman Bank and Parsian Bank) had earlier this year sent proposals to the Reserve Bank of India for approval to open branches in India, Business Standard had reported earlier.Bilateral trade is one of the main reasons for international banks to set up branches in India. Some of the other international banks that are on RBI’s waiting list are Bank of Montreal (Canada), ING Bank (Netherlands) and Busan Bank (South Korea).last_img read more

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International floral designer in awe of Nita Ambani calls her a woman

first_imgFloral designer Tomas De Bruyne might have toured the world designing some never-seen-before floral architects for events world over, but, it’s India that has always caught his fancy. The renowned florist, who has managed floral decorations for bigwigs like – Ambanis, Goenkas and the Swarovski family, is in awe of Nita Ambani.De Bruyne has worked on some high-profile, premium wedding like that of Isha Ambani – Anand Piramal, Shashwat Goenka – Shivika Jhunjhunwala and Sukriti Kothari – Pragun Jindal Khaitan. Talking about his clients, the Tomas said that his clients don’t follow any trend, in fact, new ideas and trends are generated for such weddings.Talking about the Ambani wedding, in an interview with ET, he said, “We did something called the ‘Rolling Hills’. That was one of the most fun installations we did. They called me in for my sense of colour.” He also seemed to be in awe of the host Mrs Nita Ambani as he said, “I liked the grace, etiquette and pureness of Mrs [Nita] Ambani. She definitely knows what she wants, which is good.”Isha Ambani had once said in an interview with Vogue about her twin brother Akash, “Akash has the largest heart ever. He changed his wedding dates for me. He got engaged to Shloka before Anand and me, but he was like, “I’ll get married afterwards, you take my wedding dates.” He’s like one of the most—I don’t think there’s a word for it in English—”dayalu” humans in this world. He’s empathetic, gracious and gentle, just like Shloka.”Nita Ambani had opened up about her struggles of wanting to experience motherhood after a few years of her marriage to Mukesh Ambani in an interview with idiva. Her twins – Isha and Akash – were born through surrogacy, but both had premature birth two months before the due date.last_img read more

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Morning brief Varanasi stampede kills 19 7th Pay Commission Sherlock season 4

first_imgHere are a few stories from International Business Times, India, to start your day with.1. Varanasi stampede: At least 19 killed, several injured during Baba Jai Gurudev sabhaAt least 19 people were killed and several injured in a stampede at Rajghat bridge in Varanasi on Saturday. Of the 19 dead, 15 were females and four males, said a doctor. Read more…2. 7th Pay Commission: Expert committee on allowances may retain hike proposed by panelIf a portal dedicated to Indian bureaucrats is to be believed, the Narendra Modi government may end up accepting the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on allowances, just as it did on salary component. Read more…3. Reliance Jio 4G speed review: Here’s the current status of the fastest mobile internet in IndiaReliance Jio started off on a great note by offering superfast 4G internet speeds to its limited users. Owing to the demand for unlimited free internet, more and more people joined the bandwagon. In the recent days, there have been several complaints regarding Jio’s 4G speeds, which have reportedly dropped drastically over the past few days. Read more…4. ISL 2016 highlights: Watch NorthEast United and Delhi Dynamos play out a thrilling drawNorthEast United FC came from behind to record a draw against Delhi Dynamos at the JLN stadium in the national capital on Saturday. The final score remained 1-1 and Kean Lewis and Emiliano Alfaro remained the scorers. Read more…5. Sherlock season 4 spoilers, air date: Steven Moffat hints at expanding the series with season 5Despite the rumours that season 4 of BBC’s Sherlock will be the last in Benedict Cumberbatch’s crime-drama series, it seems that the show will continue for at least one more season. Read more…last_img read more

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Nelson Mandelas exwife Winnie Mandela dies at 81

first_imgA picture taken on February 11, 1990 shows Nelson Mandela (L) and his wife Winnie raising their fists and saluting cheering crowds upon Mandela`s release from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl. Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on April 2, 2018 in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness at the age of 81 Photo : AFPWinnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of 81, her spokesman said.She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement.Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a high-profile role in the battle to end white-minority rule but her place in history was also stained by controversy.”It is with profound sadness that we inform the public that Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday,” said a statement issued by Dlamini, a family spokesman.”She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.”Most of Winnie’s marriage to Nelson was spent apart, with Nelson imprisoned for 27 years, leaving her to raise their two daughters alone and to keep alive his political dream under the repressive white-minority regime.But her reputation came under damaging scrutiny in the twilight years of apartheid rule.In 1986, she was widely linked to “necklacing”, when suspected traitors were burnt alive by a petrol-soaked car tyre being put over their head and set alight.In 1990 the world watched when Nelson Mandela finally walked out of prison — hand in hand with Winnie.The following year, she was convicted of kidnapping and assault over the killing of Stompie Moeketsi, a 14-year-old boy.In 1992, the Mandelas separated, and then divorced in 1996, after a legal wrangle that revealed she had had an affair with a young bodyguard.last_img
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East Meadow New York – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgEast Meadow, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineLufthansa has announced two exclusive offers for passengers selecting the airline’s renowned Lufthansa Private Jet, which provides point-to-point service between more than 1,000 destinations in Europe and the Russian Federation, including seamless service to and from trans-Atlantic flights at the group’s hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf and Zurich (SWISS).With Lufthansa Private Jet’s “Summer Special 2010” travelers receive a fare discount of up to 22 percent, as well as 10,000 Miles & More miles which count as status as well as HON Circle miles for each passenger, when booking a Cessna Citation CJ3 (small-size category jet) or Cessna Citation XLS+ (mid-size category). This special discount is available to destinations in select travel zones for flights through September 12.The ‘Transatlantic Lufthansa Private Jet’ promotion enables passengers to customize the special offer by selecting either a 30 percent discount on First or Business Class tickets or a free upgrade from Business to First Class when tickets are purchased in conjunction with a Lufthansa Private Jet segment. These unique packages are available on travel booked and originating from the U.S., Canada or Mexico through 2010.Lufthansa launched its exclusive Private Jet service in 2005. By maintaining its own fleet, the airline is able to provide flexible, on-demand bookings. Dedicated service team members oversee the entire travel experience, including the booking, catering and in-flight entertainment preferences, private limousine services to and from the airport, and transfers to and from the private jet for those connecting via a commercial flight.“For more than five years Lufthansa has represented the pinnacle of private jet travel, providing passengers flying for business or pleasure with unparalleled quality and individual service tailored to their specific travel needs,” said Jens Bischof, Vice President The Americas for Lufthansa. “These special offers are one of the many ways that Lufthansa celebrates the success of this unique product.”For details about these exclusive offers, including terms and conditions, passengers can contact the Lufthansa Private Jet Service Team at 1-888-261-0814 (TTY 1-866-846 4283 for hearing & speech impaired) or visit www.lufthansa-private-jet.comlast_img read more

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