23 days agoSemedo hails Barcelona fight-back to defeat Inter Milan

first_imgSemedo hails Barcelona fight-back to defeat Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNelson Semedo hailed Barcelona’s fight-back for their Champions League win over Inter Milan.Luis Suarez struck twice in the 2-1 victory.”We were strong enough to turn the result around,” said the Portuguese full-back. On Luis Suarez and Leo Messi, who scored or created the goals, he added: “They are two players who make the difference.”He also praised Arturo Vidal, who crossed for Suarez’s opener.”Arturo Vidal was really good, we’re used to the fight he gives and he was key in the team’s comeback.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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STX Heavy Industries Eyes Capital Increase

first_imgzoom South Korean STX Heavy Industries has decided to launch a new capital increase scheme that will involve share offering and debt to equity conversion.The offering will see a total of 171, 495 of common stock issued at KRW 25,000 per share.The new shares are expected to be listed on February 1, 2018, the company said in a regulatory filing.STX Heavy Industries, which specializes in the design, manufacturing, and selling of diesel engines and other equipment for ships, went into court receivership in August 2016.The company suffered a major financial blow due to the shipbuilding industry slump.The engine manufacturer’s prospects worsened even further when its parent STX Offshore & Shipbuilding went into court receivership in 2016. The parent company accounted for the bulk of the company’s sales.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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photo sue text Logan Bier

first_img[photo: sue & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] Here we have a close-up of the second floor railing.  More to come. The modern wood and metal stair rail has been constructed and thoroughly sanded. May 25, 2011A hinged baby protection wall was constructed on the top of the staircase.  Volunteer welding apprentice Peter Lindgren sands the second floor railing.  [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier]last_img

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France TélécomOrange and SFR have unveiled their

first_imgFrance Télécom/Orange and SFR have unveiled their joint plan to build a fibre optic network in Nantes and the surrounding region.Having begun laying fibre in the city of Nantes, the pair are extending the rollout to less densely populated areas, covering 23 communes in the Nantes Métropole area. The two operators have build out networks to cover each commune between now and 2015.last_img

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The proportion of adults in the UK that regularly

first_imgThe proportion of adults in the UK that regularly watch DVDs, videos or Blu-ray discs has fallen from 63% in 2012 to 55% in 2013, according to new Ofcom research.The UK broadcast regulator’s Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report said that the use of social networking sites was higher, remaining stable at 66% – with 60% of people with an active social media site profile visiting these sites more than once a day in 2013, up from 50% in 2012.“TV watching continues to be the media that adults say they would miss most (42%) if it was taken away, but this varies considerably by age,” said Ofcom.While the majority of people aged 65 and over say they would most miss watching TV (68%), people aged 16-24 were more than three times more likely to choose their smartphone (47%) over TV (13%), according to the research.Overall, Ofcom said that the proportion of people aged over 65 that access the web reached 42% in 2013, up from 33% in 2012. This was partly attributed to increased use of tablet computers by people aged 65-74.However, some 98% of adults aged under 35 go online, with 16 to 24 year olds spending an average of 24 hours and 12 minutes online each week.last_img read more

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Autism Awarenesse WeeksDurkan calls on the public

first_img Autism Awarenesse WeeksDurkan calls on the public to support ‘Autism Awareness Week’FOYLE MLAMark H DurkanSDLP ShareTweet “However, there is quite some way to go in regard to providing faster turn-around times for ASD diagnosis and improved support models pre and post diagnosis.“In order to that we need to involve the experts; by introducing the narrative of autistic individuals and their families we can create services which best support their needs from childhood right through to adulthood. “When you meet one person with autism, you meet one person with autism – needs and complexities vary on an individual basis and this must be reflected in the types of support services we provide.”He continued: “I would urge the public to show their support this week, to educate themselves on what it means to be autistic – the daily challenges people living with autism face and how that impacts on their ability to do things most people take for granted. SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has called on the public to support ‘Autism Awareness Week’ (1st-7th April) which aims to raise awareness and increase public understanding of autism.The Foyle MLA said: “Autism Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity not only to raise awareness but to challenge our perceived notions of what it means to be autistic. “Slowly but surely public campaigns are increasing awareness which is reflected in the exponential rise in autism diagnoses. “By doing so, together we can build a more understanding and inclusive society that works for everyone,” added the SDLP health spokesperson.Durkan calls on the public to support ‘Autism Awareness Week’ was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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AP lays stress on fodder security to boost dairy sector

first_imgPublished on SHARE SHARE EMAIL July 26, 2018 COMMENTS COMMENTcenter_img SHARE The Andhra Pradesh Government is taking up several schemes at the village level to increase fodder security to give a big boost to the dairy sector and increase the income level of farmers in pursuance with a policy formulated in 2015. Manmohan Singh, former Principal Secretary (Animal Husbandry) and currently the Special Chief Secretary (Revenue), said this while he was speaking at Sri Prakash group of educational institutions at Payakaraopeta in Visakhapatnam district.The meeting was organised to mark the release of a book – Pasuposhana – pancha sutralu – authored by eminent veterinarian, V N Viswanadha Reddy, and published by Bovine Milk Producers Ltd, AP.He said new breeding programmes and feeding methods should be taken up in the dairy sector, using technologies such as in-vitro fertlisation and embryo transfer, to increase milk yield and cut the cost of inputs. “Feed itself accounts for nearly 70 per cent of the cost and therefore there is a need to introduce high-yielding fodder varieties and to promote fodder cultivation at the village level. The State Government is implementing programmes to achieve the objective. Cross-breeding is important, but the importance of native milch breeds should also be recognised,” he said.G Somasekharam, Director (Animal Husbandry), explained about the various schemes taken up by the Government to boost quality fodder production and the subsidy schemes and also the steps for disease control. “Mega fodder centres are being set up at the village level with the intention of making fodder available throughout the year. The State Government is also in negotiations with New India Assurance Company for introducing a cattle insurance scheme,” he said.K Narendra Babu, Director of Bovine Milk Producers’ Ltd, said the organisation had taken up several initiatives to cut the input costs and increase profitability. It had published two books in Telugu for the benefit of dairy farmers.The author, Viswanadha Reddy, congratulated Sri Prakash group and its Chairman, Ch. Narasimha Rao, for their contributions to the dairy sector in addition to the field of education. dairy (industry)last_img read more

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Truth cant have two versions says Arun Jaitley

first_imgSeptember 23, 2018 Modi, Ambani jointly carried out surgical strike on defence forces: Rahul politics We have no role in selection of Reliance Defence for Rafale deal: Govt Rafale: Rahul leads Opposition attack on govt File photo: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley   –  PTI Rahul calls PM a thief COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday refuted Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rafale deal by questioning former French President Francois Hollande’s statements. On Friday, a media portal quoted Hollande as saying that the Indian Government proposed the name of Reliance Defence to the French Government in the Rafale fighter aircraft deal for fulfilling offset clause.“Truth cannot have two versions,” Jaitley said in his blog titled ‘A Questionable Statement Which Circumstances & Facts Demolish’ posted a day after Gandhi scion mounted an attack on the Prime Minister alleging corruption in fighter aircraft deal. Quoting the French Government and aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation, the Minister said that both of them categorically denied the correctness of the former President’s first statement. The French Government has stated that the decision with regard to the offset contracts of Dassault Aviation are taken by the company and not the Government. Dassault Aviation itself has suggested that they have entered into multiple contracts with several public sector and private sector companies with regard to the offset contracts and the decision is entirely theirs.Circumstances never lieJaitley, without commenting on the correctness or otherwise of a controversy in the French media, says former French President Hollande is countering statement made against him with regard to a conflict of interest in his dealing with the Reliance Defence. “The accuracy of the statements made by the individuals may be questioned but circumstances never lie,” he said, while arguing that there was no ‘partnership’, as suggested by the former President. It was a Government to Government agreement under which the complete weaponised aircraft are to come to the Indian Air Force. No manufacturing is to be done in India. Second, Reliance Industries, in February 2012, had entered into an MoU with Dassault Aviation which was reported widely in various news media. This was at a stage when the contract relating to 126 Rafale aircraft, of which 18 were to be manufactured in France and 108 in India, was at an advance stage of consideration by the UPA Government. “Rahul Gandhi’s misplaced criticism could equally apply to the 2012 MoU,” he said. The offset contract ensures investment by the original equipment supplier, that is, Dassault Aviation, in India, in as much as they make purchases from Indian companies to the extent of fifty percent (in this case), he added. The choice of the offset partner under the 2005 offset policy is of Dassault Aviation and they have selected several public and private sector companies to make the supplies. The offset partner is selected entirely by the Dassault Aviation, the original equipment manufacturer, and neither the French Government and nor the Indian Government has any say in the matter, he said.The former French President’s first statement that the Indian business group’s name was proposed by Government of India has now been substituted by him to he is ‘not aware’ of the Government of India ever lobbied for Reliance Defence. According to news agency AFP’s report dated September 22 Hollande further said that the ‘partners’ chose themselves.Jaitley termed Rahul Gandhi’s suggestion as absurd which said that the interest of Indian soldiers has been compromised with. By whom, he asked — the UPA that delayed the acquisition which would have added to the military’s combat ability or the NDA which expedited the same at a lower cost?The blog concluded that one Reliance Group was a part of this deal since 2012. It dropped out of defence production. The other Reliance Group was already in defence. They are not partner in the Rafale deal. They have no contract with either Government of India or Government of France. They were not selected as one of the many offset partners by any Government. ‘The partners (Dassault and Reliance) selected themselves’ as former President Hollande now says. This contradicts his first questionable statement which the French Government and Dassault have denied, Jaitley said while making it clear that the facts contradict the same. “His second statement in Montreal, Canada, to AFP makes the veracity of his first statement even more questionable,” the Minister wrote. SHARE Published on Indian govt chose Reliance Defence as partner for Rafale: Francois Hollande RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Four Malaysian drug convicts face execution after Singapore rejects clemency petitions

first_img Nation 23 May 2019 Malaysian on death row in Singapore granted stay of execution “The large and sudden number of clemency rejections are unprecedented and shocking. It indicates that Singapore is preparing for an execution binge, in total disregard of international legal norms and decent world opinion.”Singapore is doing so despite irrefutable evidence that hanging drug mules does not deter drug trafficking syndicates,” he said in a statement on Friday (July 12).Surendran also said he believed that there were more clemency petitions rejected than the information on the 10 prisoners that he has received.He added that the unusual number of simultaneous clemency rejections raises questions as to whether each prisoner’s case was duly considered by its Cabinet and president.Surendran also claimed that statements made by Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam suggested that Malaysian prisoners were being targeted, adding that it also showed that the Singapore government had already decided not to spare any drug offenders from execution.”This is illegal, as each clemency petition must be considered upon its individual merits,” he said.Surendran urged the Singapore government to halt the executions and to impose a moratorium upon all executions pending a thorough review of all the clemency rejections.He also called on the government to urgently make necessary representations to Singapore on behalf of the four Malaysians facing imminent execution.”The Malaysians form the largest group of foreign nationals now facing execution in Changi,” he said. Malaysian , drug convicts , Singapore Tags / Keywords: Nation 26 May 2019 Liew denies interfering with Singapore court decision to stay execution of Malaysian death row prisoner PETALING JAYA: Four Malaysians convicted of drug-related offences in Singapore face imminent execution after its president rejected the clemency petitions of up to 10 prisoners over the past week, says Lawyers For Liberty.Its adviser N. Surendran said in Singapore, the rejection of clemency petition is usually followed soon after by the prisoner’s execution.Hence, he said it is probable that the prisoners will be executed within weeks from now.Surendran said of the 10 prisoners, the four Malaysians were Datchinamurthy Kataiah, Gobi Avedian, Abdul Helmi Ab Halim and Rahmat.center_img Related News Nation 18 May 2019 Surendran urges S’pore to spare M’sian drug mule, citing strong grounds for clemency Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

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Sri Lankan Navy detains 6 Indian fishermen near Delft Island

first_imgSri Lankan Navy detains 6 Indian fishermen near Delft IslandThe Lankan Naval personnel were on a routine patroladvertisement Asian News International RameswaramJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 14:22 IST Photo: ANISri Lankan Navy apprehended six Indian fishermen from Namputhalai near Delft Island on Friday morning.The Lankan Naval personnel were on a routine patrol onboard a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command.They apprehended one country boat with six fishermen for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters.Straying of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen into each others’ waters is a recurrent problem as territories on the sea are not clearly demarcated.Also read: 27 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navyALSO WATCH| Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermenFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Nextlast_img read more

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