10 months agoTottenham ace Son welcomes Borussia Dortmund draw: I’ve a few goals against them!

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham ace Son welcomes Borussia Dortmund draw: I’ve a few goals against them!by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham ace Heung Min-Son has welcomed their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.Son has scored eight goals in nine appearances against Dortmund for Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Spurs.”There’s no secret,” he said. “I’ve scored a few times against Dortmund and I just want to help my team-mates again. Without my team-mates, I won’t score against them. I hope to score again!”Son also stated: “The players were talking about who we might draw before training. I had a feeling we’d get Dortmund. I think it’s a good draw. It’s a difficult opponent but I think we can win this game. We have good memories from last season’s Champions League campaign and we will face them with positive energy.”We have to go into the tie with confidence. We have to believe. Remember last season, we played so well (in the last 16) against Juventus but still didn’t qualify for the quarter-finals. We want to make the quarter-finals, semi-finals or even more than that. This is our dream and we have to believe in it.” last_img read more


Update: At Least 3 Dead After Car Crash At Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgScene of tragic car crash at Oklahoma State's homecoming.oklahoma state car crash homecoming paradeUpdate 5: It’s now being reported that four people have died, including a two-year-old.Toddler among four dead in Oklahoma State homecoming parade crash: https://t.co/2MNmSQ6z3U— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) October 25, 2015Update 4: School president Burns Hargis has issued a message to the Oklahoma State community.#OKstate President Burns Hargis with a powerful message pic.twitter.com/JDKe4zy2AD— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 24, 2015Update 3: According to the Stillwater Police Department, a 25-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. They’ve also released her name. More as we learn it.Driver of car in Stillwater has been arrested for DUI, according to Stillwater police. SIGH.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) October 24, 2015BREAKING: 25 year old female in custody, police say she was driving under the influence. #OKStateHC— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) October 24, 2015BREAKING UPDATE: #StillwaterPD says Adacia Chambers, 25, has been arrested for @OKState Homecoming crash. #FOX23— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) October 24, 2015Update 2: According to Lacie Lowry of News 9, three people have died after the crash. Another 10 are in critical condition. 27 had to be airlifted to hospitals. Absolutely terrible.UPDATE: 3 dead, 10 critical, 27 airlifted to hospitals after car plows into OSU homecoming crowd. Driver in custody. pic.twitter.com/6ghm9zLqNv— Lacie Lowry (@LacieLowry) October 24, 2015Update: Oklahoma State has issued a statement on the matter. Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.— Oklahoma State Univ. (@okstate) October 24, 2015Earlier: We’ve got some terrible news coming out of Stillwater, Oklahoma this afternoon. News On 6 is reporting that two people have died following a car crash during Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. A vehicle reportedly drove directly into the crowd near the end of the parade route.Witnesses tell News On 6 it was terrifying as a car crashed into parade watchers at high speed. The car was not part of the parade but was on Hall of Fame before crashing into crowds on Main Street. A motorcyclist was also reportedly hit.Twitter users have been posting photos of the scene.Pray for Oklahoma State. Car accident during the homecoming parade. pic.twitter.com/EToQ7RTlgl— anthony (@GroganWayne) October 24, 2015#BREAKING #Stillwater police coordinating multiple medical helicopters ambulances multiple injuries @okstate parade pic.twitter.com/CuILzf4oR9— Tiffany Alaniz (@TiffanyAlaniz) October 24, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of anyone affected by the tragedy.last_img read more


Lauritzen Secures New Financing

Posted On Oct 23 2019 by

first_imgzoom Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen Group has agreed upon main terms for a new financing package from banks and its owner, Lauritzen Fonden.With the new financing package, the firm intends to improve the capital structure and ensure the continuing financing in 2017. In addition, J. Lauritzen plans to meet its obligations and comply with loan agreement covenants.”In early 2017, a number of organisational and cost adjustments were implemented in order to improve our competitive position, and main terms for a new financing package were agreed with our core lenders,” Mads P. Zacho, J.Lauritzen’s CEO, said.“These initiatives follow a very tough year for global shipping where dry cargo markets fell to historic lows in February 2016 and where the serious market decline for large gas carriers was increasingly felt in the segments for smaller gas carriers,” Zacho added.The main terms of the financing include capital injection from Lauritzen Fonden, modification of the repayment schedule and amendments to existing loan facilities’ covenants.As part of the financing package, the firm said that a bond issue of around USD 20 million will be used to repay debt in exchange for extension of the maturity on the loan from October 2017 to October 2021.The financing package needs to be supported by lenders and approved by bondholders.The announcement comes on the back of the company’s results for 2016 which show that J. Lauritzen suffered a loss of USD 45.6 million in 2016, considerably trimmed from a loss of USD 313.4 million posted in 2015 amid catastrophic year for dry bulk shipping.In January 2017, prompted by the ongoing market weakness, the company carried out cost reductions and organisational changes, which when fully implemented by the end of 2017 will result in the redundancy of around 15% of the land-based workforce.In its outlook for 2017, the company said it expects another challenging year for its businesses.The company expects EBITDA to be within the range of USD 40 million loss, “which is better than in 2016, however not satisfactory.”Depreciation and special items are expected to be at levels similar to 2016.last_img read more


Bank fraud touches 71543 crore in 201819

Posted On Oct 18 2019 by

first_imgMumbai: The number of cases of frauds reported by banks saw a jump of 15 per cent year-on-year basis in 2018-19, with the amount involved increasing by 73.8 per cent in the year, RBI’s annual report showed. In FY19, banking sector reported 6,801 frauds involving Rs 71,542.93 crore as against 5,916 cases involving Rs 41,167.04 crore reported in 2017-18. Among bank groups, PSBs, which constitute the largest market share in bank lending, have accounted for the bulk of frauds reported in 2018-19. It was followed by private sector banks and foreign banks. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn the reporting year, state-run banks reported 3,766 cases of frauds worth Rs 64,509.43 crore as against 2,885 cases involving Rs 38,260.8 crore. The report said that the average lag between the date of occurrence and its detection by banks was 22 months. “The average lag for large frauds, i.e. Rs 100 crore and above, amounting to Rs 52,200 crore reported during 2018-19, was 55 months,” it said. In terms of area of operations, frauds related to advances constituted the preponderant share of the total amount involved in frauds in 2018-19, while the share of frauds in off-balance sheet items declined from a year ago. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostNumber of frauds related to advances were predominant followed by card/internet related frauds and deposits related frauds, the report said. Frauds relating to card/internet and deposits constituted only 0.3 per cent of the total value of frauds in 2018-19. Cheating and forgery was the major component, followed by misappropriation and criminal breach of trust. Fraud cases involving an amount of less than 1 lakh (i.e., small value frauds) were only 0.1 per cent of the total amount involved in 2018-19, the report showed. RBI said it would coordinate with various agencies including the ministry of corporate affairs to examine the feasibility of interlinking various databases and information systems to improve the system of fraud monitoring and take necessary corrective regulatory and supervisory action. To improve the fraud risk management framework for banks, the apex bank will revise the master directions on frauds to incorporate new instructions in the light of experience gained, will conduct workshops on frauds for the bankers based on comprehensive reviews, to sensitise them on fraud prevention, prompt/ accurate reporting and follow up action. Fraud registry will be made more user-friendly and fraud analytics will also be improved, it said.last_img read more


SAGAFTRA Releases Code of Conduct for Sexual Harassment

Posted On Oct 15 2019 by

first_imgAdvertisement The code is billed as “a call to action” to the guild’s 160,000 members, and it defines sexual harassment and other prohibited conduct in the workplace.SAG-AFTRA on Saturday released a code of conduct as part of a larger program to protect its members and to confront harassment and advance equity in the workplace.The entire code of conduct can be found here. Login/Register With: Advertisement The code is billed as “a call to action” to the guild’s 160,000 members, and it defines sexual harassment and other prohibited conduct in the workplace. It also sets forth employers’ legal obligations under both the union’s contracts and the law, including the need to provide ways in which members can safely report workplace harassment. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


10th annual Manito Ahbee festival kicks off in Winnipeg

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe 10th annual Manito Ahbee festival kicked off today in Winnipeg.The five day festival is a celebration of Aboriginal culture and heritage.Highlights include an international pow wow, marketplace and the Indigenous music awards.APTN’s Matt Thordarson reports.last_img


Learn the fundamentals of Social Media or become a Social Media Master

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgLearn the fundamentals of Social Media or become a Social Media MasterSocial media strategy and planning have become essential elements of any overall marketing communications plan. This workshop is for anyone looking to take advantage of the power of social media. It covers the essentials of building and executing an effective social media strategy. The Social Media Fundamentals workshop will start at the beginning. No experience necessary. The Social Media Mastery workshop is a more in-depth look at creating your presence online. You might have some experience with using Social Media, but it is not necessary. Attendees are encouraged to join both workshops to get the full experience.Social Media Fundamentals will take place Tuesday June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre.  The cost to attend is only $99.  Then the next day Social Media Mastery will take place on June 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The cost is again only $99.  If you register for both, the cost is only $175.To register, visit www.energetictickets.caSocial Media Fundamentals – June 4 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Understand what types of social media platforms are available and how they are usedWhy does you/your company need social mediaOutline the differences between a Facebook Profile, Group & PageWhat is a Business Instagram account, and do you need it?How to effectively use Google Business Manager & Apple MapsPaid advertising with social mediaLearn best practices on how to engage peopleLet’s talk consistency and why it is importantFree tools that can boost your social media presenceSocial Media Mastery – June 5 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:An in depth look at business insights on popular social media platforms#Hashtags – How to use them properlyHow to do an effective giveawayBuilding your brand and why authenticity is keyIdentify the different types of Facebook Advertising (Boosted Post vs Sponsored Post)Explore Facebook Admin section – Page rolesLook at case studies on effective use of social mediaDeveloping the RITE content (Relevant, Interesting, Timely, Entertaining)Understanding how to target your ideal audienceBrand loyalty (balance with promotion & adding value)About the Presenter Jenna Morland is the author of Empress Unveiled published by Oftomes Publishing and is a Social Media Expertfor Moose FM. She is a Canadian born author, song writer, and mother of two who lives in Fort St. John. After signing her publishing deal in fall of 2017, Jenna began building her author platform online. In one year, she built her social media following from nothing, to over 19,000.Jenna has transferred her knowledge of social media marketing into the business world by managing and branding small business social media platforms. In the Social Media Fundamentals & Mastery Seminar, Jenna will show you the tools you need to know to succeed at marketing yourself, or your business online.“The question is not whether to do social media, but how well we do it.” – Jenna Morlandlast_img read more


Turkish women MPs wear headscarves in parliament

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgAnkara- Four female lawmakers from Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government attended a parliament session on Thursday wearing headscarves, for the first time in 14 years.In 1999, Turkish American lawmaker Merve Kavakci arrived in parliament wearing a headscarf for her swearing-in ceremony. She was booed out of the house and then had her Turkish citizenship revoked.Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lifted on September 30 a decades-old ban on headscarves in the civil service as part of a package of reforms meant to improve democracy and freedoms. The headscarf is a sensitive symbol in Turkey as it is viewed by secularists a sign of political Islam in stark contrast to the republic’s secular traditions.last_img read more


Has Bryce Harper Surpassed Mike Trout Thats A Clown Question Bro

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

PERCENTILE RANK Weighted OBA9934 HARPERTROUT 25Justin TurnerDodgers4.72.93.63.8 On-Base Pct.10097 2Bryce HarperNationals7.16.87.17.0 4Buster PoseyGiants5.56.15.65.7 PROJECTED WAR/600 PA 2016Batting Avg.9024 2015Batting Avg.9986 8Kris BryantCubs4.85.24.95.0 15Yasiel PuigDodgers3.94.84.34.3 WAR/600 PA9973 20Starling MartePirates4.03.93.93.9 10Carlos CorreaAstros4.94.24.74.6 19Adrian BeltreRangers3.94.14.04.0 18Miguel CabreraTigers4.24.14.14.1 PLAYERTEAMZIPSSTEAMERFG DEPTHAVERAGE 1Mike TroutAngels7.38.27.87.8 24Chris DavisOrioles4.23.43.83.8 13Anthony RizzoCubs4.04.84.44.4 6Giancarlo StantonMarlins5.25.35.35.3 Who’s better, Harper or Trout? A year after posting one of the greatest single seasons in baseball history, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper is off to an even more stupendous start this season. Through Washington’s first 14 games, Harper is hitting .327 with a .417 on-base percentage and an MLB-best .837 slugging percentage; he’s also finished more at-bats with a home run (seven) than a strikeout (six) while producing nightly feats of optimal exit velocity and launch angle, like this blast from Tuesday:Harper’s longtime rival for the mantle of “best young player in baseball” is, of course, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, who has consistently run circles around him. But last season, Harper finally outplayed Trout, and the Millville Meteor has flown in a lower orbit than usual to start the 2016 campaign as well. Here’s each player’s percentile ranking in the major leagues in the most important batting rate statistics, plus wins above replacement per 600 plate appearances: 5Josh DonaldsonBlue Jays5.65.05.85.5 Slugging Pct.10026 9Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks4.64.94.84.8 Trout’s still No. 1 … for now 14Kevin KiermaierRays4.64.24.24.3 12Jose BautistaBlue Jays4.93.94.44.4 11Nolan ArenadoRockies4.54.54.44.5 21Jason HeywardCubs3.34.64.03.9 You can probably guess what’s happening now: a variety of articles either wondering whether Harper has surpassed Trout as the game’s best player or flat-out declaring the race over. Never mind that Trout has been the best player in baseball history, for his age, through every one of his full major-league seasons — his spot atop the game is officially in jeopardy.That conclusion is still a bit premature, though. FanGraphs keeps a running set of projected statistics for the season, historically calibrated to find the most accurate balance of short- and long-term samples for making predictions. That means they can give us a pretty good proxy answer to the “who’s the best right now?” question, and all three of the rest-of-season projections at FanGraphs1ZiPS, Steamer and the aggregated projections FanGraphs uses on its depth chart pages. say Trout is still the game’s best bet among position players:2Projections are as of Wednesday afternoon. 7Andrew McCutchenPirates5.05.25.15.1 22Yadier MolinaCardinals3.83.94.13.9 Slugging Pct.10099 16Joey VottoReds4.24.44.24.3 Source: Fangraphs Weighted OBA10098 17Yasmani GrandalDodgers4.63.84.14.2 23Francisco CervelliPirates4.63.23.83.9 WAR/600 PA10099 3Manny MachadoOrioles6.55.96.26.2 All projections of April 20Source: FanGraphs On-Base Pct.9455 That probably won’t come as a surprise to most saber-friendly fans, who may as well drive around with “Small sample size!” stickers on their bumpers this early in the season. Even so, it doesn’t exactly take magical thinking to believe Harper is an exception to the rules of historical projections. At FanGraphs, Dave Cameron wrote a nice, nuanced piece Monday about how the particulars of Harper’s game evolved to get him where he was last year and how their continued development could give his newfound productivity more staying power. The upshot is that over the past year-plus, Harper has turned into a powerful pull hitter with the strength of Chris Davis and the plate discipline of Joey Votto — a terrifying combination that lends credence to the theory that his game has found another gear.I also devoted the Significant Digit segment of Wednesday’s Hot Takedown podcast to looking at how Harper’s numbers have improved this season despite a drastically reduced batting average on balls in play (BABIP), which makes you wonder how zany his numbers could be if he starts experiencing better BABIP luck. (And both of those analyses took place before Harper launched his grand slam Tuesday night.3For those curious, we tape Hot Takedown on Tuesday afternoons.)But in general, it takes a compelling reason to think any player is an exception to the trends of history, which are proven out far more often than they’re upended. Although reasonable people can find reasonable reasons to believe Harper is one of those exceptions, it’s important to remember just how high that threshold is. Otherwise, there’s a preponderance of evidence that Harper still hasn’t chased down Trout — at least not yet. read more


An American Will Play For The World Chess Championship

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

For the first time since Bobby Fischer captivated the country, a U.S. grandmaster has a shot at becoming the undisputed world chess champion.1In 1996, American Gata Kamsky played in the finals of the FIDE world championship (and lost), but the world championship was divided because Garry Kasparov, the world’s strongest player, had split from FIDE and played in championships under the banner of the Professional Chess Association. Fabiano Caruana, the current world No. 3 and the top American chess grandmaster, won the right today to play for the game’s most coveted prize. He’ll face the reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, in a 12-game, one-on-one match in London in November. It won’t be easy. Carlsen, the current world No. 1, has been champion since 2013 and became a grandmaster when he was 13 years old. He most recently defended his title in 2016 in New York City.Caruana earned his challenge bid by winning the Candidates Tournament, a 14-game tournament featuring eight of the world’s top players, held over the past three weeks in Berlin. For much of the Candidates, Caruana seemed like he might cruise to a relatively painless victory. He notched some early victories and fended off other top rivals with exacting draws. But he stumbled in Game 12, losing to the Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin in 48 moves. That created a formidable and complex thicket at the top of the standings — going into the tournament’s final day, four of the eight grandmasters had a chance to win. But in the 14th and final game, held today, Caruana fought Alexander Grischuk of Russia for 69 moves and over six hours, winning the game and securing the tournament.Caruana has been to the world championships before — but only as a spectator. While Carlsen was winning his championship in New York in 2016, Caruana could be found playing speed chess amid throngs of onlookers at a New York chess club. He told me at the time that he was staying up late at night analyzing the championship games. Now he’ll have a chance to put his analysis to use.It’s been a long road to the championship for Caruana. His family moved to Brooklyn from Miami when he was 4 years old, and he began playing chess at age 5 at a synagogue’s after-school program. Within a few months, he was playing in tournaments around the city. Fischer, whose own family moved to Brooklyn when he was young, learned the game 50 years earlier in an apartment about a mile away from the synagogue.Despite these roots in the U.S., Caruana is one of a couple super-strong players who have transferred to the American team from other countries’ teams. Caruana had been a member of the Italian team, having moved to Europe to take advantage of its strong coaches and tournaments. He rejoined the American team in 2015.But there’s still one steep hill to climb. Caruana and Carlsen have played 31 times before in the lengthy sort of games that will be played at the world championship, according to Chessgames.com, a website that collects top players’ games. Carlsen leads their series 9 wins to 5, and there have been 17 draws. A simple simulation of the match2I simulated 100,000 instances of the championship match and its potential tie-breakers, using the players’ live ratings from 2700chess.com and assuming a draw rate of 30 percent, similar to what I’ve done before previous world championships. using the players’ current Elo ratings puts Caruana’s chances of upending Carlsen’s reign — and claiming the first American title since Fischer — at about 30 percent. read more