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S K Sadangi new CVO of Coal India Ltd


first_imgKolkata: S K Sadangi, has taken over as chief vigilance officer of Coal India Limited. A 1988 batch Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) officer, Sadangi holds a BTech (Hons) Degree from IIT (Kharagpur) and has completed Master’s Degree in Public Policy from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, USA. Sadangi has vast experience in Governance, Vigilance & Anti-corruption in various Zones of Indian Railways, Ports of Kolkata, Haldia, Chennai, Paradip, Kamarajar Port Limited, Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works and Indian Maritime University. For his excellence in the field of investigation and systemic reform, Sadangi has been conferred with several prestigious awards by various organizations in the country.last_img


The Latest Portman female Thor in Thor Love and Thunder


SAN DIEGO — The Latest on developments at San Diego Comic-Con (all times local):6:35 p.m.Thor is going to be a woman played by Natalie Portman in the fourth installment in the series about the god of Thunder.Director Taika Waititi dropped the hammer on the Hall H audience Saturday at Comic-Con.Portman played the character Jane in the first two Thor movies.Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Waititi have also revealed the title and logo. “Thor: Love and Thunder” is set for release on Nov. 2, 2021.Waititi says he was inspired by the comic source material “The Mighty Thor” which introduces female Thor.___6:25 p.m.“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is going to be the second major film of Marvel Studios’ Phase Four. Marvel President Kevin Feige told an audience of 8,000 screaming fans at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night that the film will be released in theatres on Feb. 12, 2021.Unknown actor Simu Liu has been cast to lead “Shang-Chi” alongside Awkwafina. Chinese actor Tony Leung is playing The Mandarin, and Destin Daniel Cretton, who helmed the indie “Short Term 12,” is directing.Feige also announced that the Doctor Strange sequel “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will be released on May 7, 2021.Scott Derrickson is returning to direct stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. The audience also sang happy birthday to Cumberbatch.___6:08 p.m.Marvel Studios is kicking off Phase Four with high-wattage star power.Angelina Jolie surprised fans at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday evening along with the cast of the upcoming film “The Eternals.” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says it will hit theatres Nov. 6, 2020.Jolie was joined on stage by fellow cast members Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Bryan Tyree Henry and Salma Hayek, as well as director Chloe Zhao.Jolie says she’s already in training and is going to work 10 times harder than she has on any action film before.Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ended this summer with “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Feige also says “Endgame” will surpass “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film ever in a few days.The Associated Press read more


At UN forum on ageing delegates negotiate action plan political declaration


As the United Nations World Assembly on Ageing moved into its third day on Wednesday, delegates continued to negotiate the texts of the final action plan and political declaration to be adopted at the conference’s conclusion at the end of this week.UN officials briefing reporters this afternoon in Madrid said that the two working groups were steadily making progress and expected to reach agreement tomorrow, in time for the documents to be approved by the close of the Assembly on Friday.Five of the 17 paragraphs in the draft Political Declaration have already been agreed to, with another two awaiting approval from some governments, according to Johan Scholvinck of the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), which is serving as the Assembly’s Secretariat.There was little disagreement on core substantive issues, Mr. Scholvinck said, but a few outstanding matters of a more general nature remained. They, in part, related to provisions on the importance of enhanced international cooperation in implementing the Plan of Action and the issue of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all older persons.As for the draft Plan of Action, DESA’s Odile Frank told reporters that only 14 of the 117 paragraphs remained the focus of attention in the 50-page text. Having met yesterday afternoon to review the Chair’s “non-paper,” the Working Group had suspended its deliberations to meet in small groups this morning.According to Ms. Frank, some delegations wanted to substitute previous language with formulas adopted just last month by consensus at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico. There was also discussion on whether to include language from the 1995 World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen and the General Assembly special session on social development that took place five years later. read more


European stocks dip after Japan starts 2017 with a bang


by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2017 8:08 am MDT Last Updated Jan 4, 2017 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email European stocks dip after Japan starts 2017 with a bang Kimono-clad employees of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and models walk out of the stage after a ceremony marking the start of this year’s trading in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) TOKYO – Global stocks were mixed Wednesday, gaining in Asia but tracking lower in Europe, after reports showed a sharp rise in inflation in the eurozone. The Tokyo benchmark jumped in its opening day for 2017, helped by a weak yen.KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 edged down 0.1 per cent to 4,896 and Germany’s DAX was 0.2 per cent lower at 11,557. Britain’s FTSE 100 was little changed at 7,176. U.S. shares were set to drift higher with Dow and S&P 500 futures both up 0.2 per cent.DATA: Investors were encouraged by Wednesday’s release of the Nikkei Japan Manufacturing PMI, a survey of purchasing managers. The reading of 52.4 for December was its highest in a year. The figure is based on a scale of 0 to 100, where 50 marks the cutoff between contraction and expansion.In the eurozone, inflation rose to a three-year high, mainly due to higher energy costs. A survey of business activity also showed growth picking up at the end of 2016. The reports were positive on the whole for a region that has seen low inflation and stagnant growth.THE QUOTE: “Strong sentiment at the start of the year coupled with volatility could be what 2017 has in store for the markets,” said Jingyi Pan, a market strategist at IG in Singapore.KIMONOS AND CLAPPING: The Tokyo Stock Exchange welcomed the new year in customary style as women in kimono clapped while Finance Minister Taro Aso rang a bell to celebrate this year’s first session. The Nikkei surged nearly 500 points, as the weak yen, a boon for exporters, pushed auto shares including Honda Motor Co. higher.ASIA’S DAY: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.5 per cent to close at 19,594.16, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.1 per cent to 5,736.40. South Korea’s Kospi gained nearly 0.1 per cent to 2,045.64. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dipped 0.1 per cent to 22,134.47, while the Shanghai Composite index gained 0.7 per cent to 3,158.79.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude added 20 cents to $52.53 a barrel in New York. It lost $1.39 on Tuesday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 26 cents to $55.73 a barrel in London.CURRENCIES: The dollar remained strong, rising to 117.48 yen from 117.39 yen. The euro slumped to $1.0440 from $1.0481.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/yuri-kageyama read more


Most actively traded companies on the TSX


Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,171.39, down 30.98 points):Jaguar Mining Inc. (TSX:JAG). Miner. Down 10 cents, or 28.99 per cent, to 24.5 cents on 29.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 49 cents, or 3.78 per cent, to $12.47 on 7.7 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Up 14 cents, or 3.90 per cent, to $3.73 on 5.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 3.70 per cent, to $3.36 on 5.3 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.20 per cent, to $9.95 on 5.04 million shares.Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Up 13 cents, or 1.34 per cent, to $9.83 on 3.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX). Entertainment. Up 86 cents, or 1.75 per cent, to $50.09 on 84,451 shares. The company has signed an exclusive partnership deal to open Topgolf entertainment complexes across the country over the next several years. Topgolf combines a driving range with other games and entertainment options including point-scoring golf games that feature microchipped balls.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Grocer. Down $2.69, or 3.76 per cent, to $68.80 on 1.9 million shares. Canada’s largest grocery and drug store operator warned Wednesday that minimum wage increases in Ontario and Alberta threaten to harm its bottom line and it will have to find ways to cut costs. Loblaw Companies Ltd., which owns Shoppers Drug Mart and grocery chains including Loblaws and No Frills, estimates the wage hikes will mean its labour costs will grow by about $190 million next year.OpenText Corp. (TSX:OTEX). Application software. Up $1.18, or 2.83 per cent, to $42.86 on 524,280 shares. The business software company has agreed to buy Guidance Software in a deal that values the forensic security firm at US$222 million. Under the deal, the Ontario-based firm has agreed to pay US$7.10 per share for Guidance Software.Tembec Inc. (TSX:TMB). Forest Products. Oil and gas. Down seven cents, or 1.50 per cent, to $4.61 on 594,434 shares. The forestry company reported second-quarter earnings of $17 million (17 cents per share), up from $9 million (nine cents per share) in the same quarter a year ago. Consolidated sales for the three-month period totalled $419 million, up from $376 million.Yellow Pages Ltd. (TSX:Y). Digital media and marketing. Down 66 cents, or 8.98 per cent, to $6.69 on 242,423 shares. The company says chief executive Julien Billot has left. The board has named chief financial officer Ken Taylor as interim chief executive and has started a search for a permanent successor. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2017 2:35 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


Scale of displacement across Myanmar very difficult to gauge says UN refugee


“The scale of it is very difficult to gauge”, said Mr. Mahecic. “We understand from some of the reports that say 200 people have sought shelter”, but “without effective access in Rakhine, and without effective access in other parts, we can’t assess the scope of the current internal displacement as a result of the violence which flared up some time in December last year.”The refugee agency has called on the Government of Bangladesh to continue its policy of offering shelter and support and offered to assess and respond to the needs of civilians who have arrived in the past few weeks, seeking safety from violence in Myanmar.Since August 2017, nearly 700,000 minority Muslim Rohingyas have fled violence in Myanmar across the border into Bangaldesh’s Cox’s Bazar, joining several hundred thousand more that were already settled there in overcrowded camps.“UNHCR is grateful to the Government of Bangladesh for its generosity and the leadership it has shown”, Mr. Mahecic said.During a visit early in the week to the world’s largest refugee camp, Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie said that it was “deeply upsetting” to meet the families who “have only known persecution and statelessness their whole lives, who speak of being ‘treated like cattle’”.She also met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in the capital of Dhaka, where she expressed UNHCR’s gratitude to the Government and the people of Bangladesh, for their kindness. Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed deep concern over the humanitarian impact of the continuing violence and the “potential for both further internal displacement and the outflow of refugees”.“As part of inter-agency efforts, UNHCR stands ready to support the humanitarian response in the affected areas in Myanmar”, he stated, noting that more than 720,000 mostly-Muslim Rohingya had fled a 2017 military operation in Rakhine state, which was condemned at the time as being tantamount to genocide, by the then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya refugee camps in Chakmarkul camp, Cox’s Bazar, south-east Bangladesh, while on mission with the UN Refugee Agency., by © UNHCR/Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo read more


Bryce Harper Is Hitting Like An MVP Again


201790.013.9 201684.118.3 SEASONEXIT VELOCITYLAUNCH ANGLE And Harper’s not just hitting the ball better. Even his plate discipline has improved: He’s currently posting a career-best walk rate and showing better strike-zone judgment than ever. So far this year, Harper is back to combining the willingness to wait for a hittable pitch with the strength to knock that pitch out of the park.With all those improvements working together, Harper is a more dangerous hitter than ever. So far, he’s belted nine home runs in only 114 plate appearances, with an outrageous, Bonds-ian slugging percentage (.772) driving an overall offensive performance that’s 123 percentage points better than the league average. That exceeds even the lofty heights he achieved in 2015, when he “only” hit 97 percentage points better than league average. And in just 25 games — about a seventh of the season — he’s already racked up 2.1 WAR. If you project that out over a full season, he’d be on pace for another of the best years in the history of baseball.Even setting aside Harper’s history of yo-yoing between greatness and mediocrity, it’s clear that he can’t stay this hot forever. Eventually, bad luck or injuries will drag Harper, Thames and all the other early-season leaders back to more mortal levels of production. (Indeed, Harper’s exit velocity might already be dropping slightly: Over his last 10 games, he’s averaged a more pedestrian 84.5 mph exit velocity.) But for now, baseball is better off with a superstar like Harper excelling again. AVERAGE Harper hits hard again Source: Statcast The early-season noise around such unexpectedly great hitters as Brewers stud Eric Thames has pulled attention away from the return of another prodigious slugger: Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper. Harper is making his triumphant comeback from the injuries that plagued him in 2016, and the advanced metrics show he’s ready to deliver another MVP-level year this season.In his six-year MLB career, Harper has been equal parts incredible and disappointing. He appeared to reach his full potential in 2015, when he produced a .330/.460/.649 slash line en route to a season worth 9.5 wins above replacement. But last year Harper backslid dramatically, struggling with injuries and hitting a pedestrian (by his standards) .243/.373/.441. His drop-off between 2015 and 2016 was one of the largest declines in production ever.But now Harper’s back — and maybe better than ever. It’s early in the season, but we can already see his recovery using MLB’s Statcast system, which tracks the launch angle and direction of every batted ball.Last season, I wrote about how Harper’s batted-ball stats weren’t matching those of his MVP year, which suggested he might be injured.1Harper has hinted that this was the case, although the Nationals denied that he played through an injury in 2016. This season, though, Harper is well on his way to replicating his 2015 performance. For instance, after a down year in exit velocity, Harper’s average batted ball is once again leaving the bat at close to 90 miles an hour. (For comparison’s sake, he averaged 89.6 mph in 2015.)His launch angle has also significantly improved. For most of 2016, Harper was elevating his swing, which resulted in the highest fly-ball rate of his career but also in more weak pop-ups. But this April, he’s back to the flat, line-drive cut that worked so well before. Hard, low-angle batted balls are a good recipe for success, so it’s no surprise that Harper is productive again. 201589.612.9 read more


Art tutor sacked over affair with 17yearold pupil


first_imgNia Davies is accused of taking the girl on weekends away to London and Bath to conduct their affair in secret A female art tutor was sacked over an affair with a 17-year-old girl after her policeman father spotted a love bite on his daughter’s neck, a hearing was told on Wednesday.Lecturer Nia Davies, 31, began a “sexual relationship” with her teenage pupil while teaching her A-level art including sharing a bed on trips to London galleries.Miss Davies is facing being struck off for her “sexually motivated” relationship with her former pupil.A misconduct hearing was told media and film lecturer Davies exchanged “thousands” of inappropriate messages with the girl during their ten-month affair. We’ve had a conversation about my sexuality before, and I think there’s a lot of confusion to be honest. Nia was just a supportive lecturerThe teenager An Education Workforce Council hearing was told young girl’s police officer father became suspicious when his daughter brought Davies’ name up in several conversations.Presenting officer Cadi Dewi told it was after he noticed a love bite on her neck that he discovered she was in a relationship with her teacher.Ms Dewi said: “Concerns first came to light about the relationship when the girl’s father made a referral to her college. He noticed she had marks on the side of her neck which he described as love bites.”He was then told by her sister that the girl was ‘seeing’ Davies.”The father, who works in Dyfed Powys Police in West Wales, alerted his colleagues to suspected affair and an investigation was launched at Carmarthenshire College. The girl admitted to police she had spent weekends away in Bath and London with her teacher – and they had shared the same hotel bed.She denied having sex with Davies, but said they had kissed and would sleep together at Davies’ home in Cardiff. The police investigation led to Davies being arrested and bailed.But the hearing was told she was never charged. Her college in Llanelli, West Wales, launched their own investigation which led to Davies’ dismissal in August last year.Ms Dewi told the hearing: “Davies’ conduct amounts to inappropriate misconduct, when you take into account her role as an educator and the girl’s role as a learner.”The girl, now 19, was described as a “outgoing and bright pupil” – and was identified on as “Learner A” when she gave evidence. She told the hearing she had never been in a sexual relationship with Davies.The teenager denied she had previously admitted to police, her father and mother that she had kissed her teacher – saying they must have been “confused.”She said: “We sent texts but they were social texts. They were only in the tens, not the thousands.”I never admitted kissing Nia to my father, it’s completely untrue. That conversation never happened and I can’t explain it.”We’ve had a conversation about my sexuality before, and I think there’s a lot of confusion to be honest. Nia was just a supportive lecturer.”Ms Dewi asked her if she could explain why a hotel manager in London identified her as a girl who had stayed with Davies overnight, to which she replied: “It couldn’t have been me because I wasn’t there.”She also denied she was now living with Davies in Cardiff. Her father told the hearing he confronted his daughter about the relationship which she at first denied before admitting they had kissed.He said: “She was adamant she wasn’t attracted to females at first. She said they weren’t in a relationship.”But then she admitted kissing her and said she’d stayed over at her house.”George Pollitt, representing Davies, said the allegations were a “mess of confusion” and she strenuously denied the affair.He added: “These include allegations of a trip to London to see art museums. Any pupil would would take heart from a teacher showing such interest in their education.”Davies faces eight claims including that she was “engaging in email communication of a social rather than academic nature,” “saw Learner A unaccompanied on a social basis”, “shared a bed with Learner A during a trip to London” and “invited Learner A into her home on at least one occasion.”Miss Davies is also alleged to have “allowed Learner A to sleep at her home”, “kissed Learner A”, “gave Learner A a love bite” and “engaged in sexual intercourse with Learner A”.The hearing continues. Nia Davies is accused of taking the girl on weekends away to London and Bath to conduct their affair in secretCredit: WALES NEWS SERVICE Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more


Train delays at Heuston station after power lines fall onto tracks at


first_img Updated Mar 8th 2019, 6:59 PM Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieCOMMUTERS TRAVELLING ON Irish Rail should expect delays this evening after a road traffic accident in Kildare caused electricity power lines to fall onto railway tracks.The power line has now been cleared but Irish Rail is advising commuters to expect delays to train services to and from Heuston station in Dublin as a result, including at crossings points to and from Galway, Westport and Waterford. Friday 8 Mar 2019, 6:59 PM Train delays at Heuston station after power lines fall onto tracks at Kildare The power line has now been cleared. By Cónal Thomas Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 10 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4531567 Share84 Tweet Email1 Mar 8th 2019, 5:56 PM 21,893 Views Short URLlast_img read more


Bank of Greece warns bankers


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The head of the Bank of Greece warned bankers last week to brace for a “difficult day” on Tuesday if the Athens government does not reach a deal with creditors at an emergency euro zone summit on Monday, two senior bankers told Reuters.Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras called a special meeting with top bankers on Friday to discuss the mounting crisis in the banking sector after a flood of withdrawals that passed a billion euros a day towards the end of the week.They said Stournaras did not talk about capital controls being imposed on Greek banks, which rely on European Central Bank support to keep operating, but he made it clear that the situation would be serious.“If there is no deal, Tuesday will be a difficult day and decisions will have to be taken, is what we were told,» one of the bankers, who were both present at the meeting, said. «If there is no deal, the Europeans will have decided to move on is what we were told.”He said the meeting also addressed how the banks could keep a supply of cash open to customers.“We discussed technical issues relating to ATM machines. Feeding them with cash is a big logistical problem,» he said.A Bank of Greece spokesman confirmed that the meeting took place but refused to comment on what was discussed.The ECB last week raised the cap on the so-called emergency liquidity assistance which the Bank of Greece can provide to the banks by around 1.8 billion euros but that may not be sufficient to keep the system running for more than a few days.The ECB’s board is expected to discuss the liquidity of the Greek banking sector at 11.30 a.m. Greek time on Monday.“Things are difficult,» the other banker said. «If there is no deal on Monday, God knows what Tuesday will look like. Even the ECB is not sure on the roadmap thereafter,» he said.According to sources in Frankfurt and Brussels, pre-orders for deposit withdrawals for Monday have already reached 1 billion euros. Customers who want to withdraw large sums from their accounts usually have to file pre-orders to ensure that banks have enough cash on hand to meet their request.Withdrawals from Greek banks totalled some 4.2 billion euros last week as worries mounted that the months-long standoff between Athens and international creditors could end in Greece defaulting on its debt and being pushed out of the eurozone.[Reuters]last_img read more


Election observer with gun spurs opencarry debate


first_imgThis Tuesday’s primary may not have had many election surprises, but it did produce a first for four-term Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey: A certified election observer, whose job is to watch over those tallying votes, showed up wearing a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Every day before leaving his house, Gerald “Rick” Halle says, he attaches his firearm to his hip. Monday, as the 48-year-old Vancouver man and certified election observer cruised over to the auditor’s office, it was no different. “I can’t predict when I walk out the door what’s going to happen,” Halle said, likening it to putting on his seat belt before starting the car.The county currently prohibits employees from carrying a firearm at work, but elected officials and the public are allowed to bring weapons into some county buildings. Halle did nothing illegal and, in fact, nobody said a word to him. He fulfilled his role overseeing the votes being tallied and left.last_img read more


SoftBank Partners Eye 20 billion Investment in Indian Solar Projects


first_imgJapan’s SoftBank Corp, together with Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan’s Foxconn, will invest about $20 billion in solar projects in India, in one of the biggest investment pledges to date in the country’s renewable energy sector.SoftBank, which previously said it would invest $10 billion in India over time, said on Monday the companies had agreed a minimum commitment of generating 20 gigawatts of energy.SoftBank will have majority control in the newly formed company, SBG Cleantech, with Bharti and Foxconn as minority stakeholders.”India has two times the sunshine (of) Japan,” Softbank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son told reporters in a conference.”The cost of construction of the solar park is half of Japan. Twice the sunshine, half the cost, that means four times the efficiency.”Son said the timeline for investments would depend on state and central governments and on acquiring land needed for the plants.The rapidly falling cost of solar power, expected to reach parity with conventional energy by 2017, has ignited interest in its potential in India, as the country steps up its own efforts to encourage investment in renewable energy.Despite more than 300 days of sunshine a year, India relies on coal for three-fifths of its energy needs, while solar supplies less than 1 percent.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has looked to industry for help in funding what government advisers hope will be a $160 billion push into renewable energy over five years.Modi aims to make India one of the world’s largest renewable energy markets, targeting 100,000 MW of output by 2022 from just 3,000 MW currently. But analysts say India’s target will be difficult to reach, given weak finances of electricity distribution companies that would buy in solar energy and the slow pace at which land for plants is made available.On Monday, Son said Foxconn would help with planned solar equipment for the projects. The companies are looking at manufacturing equipment in India, a further boon for Modi who has sought to boost the portion of equipment made at home.”India can become probably the largest country for solar energy,” Son said.last_img read more


Adele and her longtime partner Simon Konecki have broken up


first_imgAdele and Simon KoneckiInstagramThey could have had it all but sadly they have called it quits. British singer Adele and her husband Simon Konecki called off their relationship over the weekend. Sharing a statement from her rep, Adele wrote how they have separated but will continue to show support towards raising their son.As per the statement shared by Adele’s rep, it reads, “Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.” On the same, a source has quoted to E! News that they grew apart. “They had a lot in common early on, but eventually they just grew apart. She became a bigger and bigger star, and he was okay [with] being in the background, but as she got bigger and had massive tours and intense schedules, they just grew apart,” said the source.However, despite the differences, the couple will continue to keep close ties for their son. The source did state to E! News that they want to keep their separation amicable since they have their son, Angelo, together. Reports further state that theirs won’t be an ugly breakup. The source believes, “it’s highly unlikely this is going to get ugly.”Ever since they first got together in 2011, Adele and Simon kept their relationship super private. “Their marriage was clearly working for a very long time,” the insider added. “Whenever she was out at big openings and special events, he was usually with her, and they looked really just happy together and in love. They were into the marriage pretty much until they decided this just isn’t working anymore.” AdeleInstagramInterestingly, the news of Adele and Simon calling it quits comes after the 30-year-old singer was spotted in New York City without a wedding ring. Speculations arose as she was spotted less with Simon and more with her friends from Hollywood and music fraternity. She was previously spotted with Jennifer Lawrence, hopping across gay bars in the Big Apple.Considering how they have been very private about their relationship from the start, perhaps their divorce proceedings will also be a quiet affair.last_img read more


Vivo S1 price in India revealed Starts at Rs 17990


first_imgVivo S1 launchChetan PriyadarshanIn this tech-savvy generation, the first thought while buying a phone is always confusing. What to focus more on the camera or the processor? With technology increasing at a lightning speed, the middle-class buyer can only imagine owning a smartphone packed with high-end specifications without burning a hole in the pocket.However, not all smartphone manufacturers quote a price to panic the consumers. Vivo is one such giant that pools features required to boast a well-designed phone sporting heavy technology and best camera with the launch of Vivo S1 in India today. The competitors are up for facing new challenges. Vivo S1 launchChetan PriyadarshanVivo S1 was launched in China in March and in Indonesia last month to great success in grabbing all the eyeballs with its latest MediaTek Helio P65 SoC, triple rear camera, 4,500mAh battery and an in-display fingerprint.The smartphone was launched in the Indian market today and made its tagline “It’s my style” come alive.Affordable smartphones driven by technology and premium specifications is something Vivo offers and with the S1 at Rs17,990 for 4GB/128GB configuration. The smartphone giant is making its presence felt among the mid-range smartphones arena. Vivo S1 launchChetan PriyadarshanThe other variants with 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB are priced at Rs18,990 and Rs 19,990, respectively.A 16-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor for the triple-rear camera allows you to capture memories as wide as your memory. The front is loaded with a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera and in-display fingerprint sensor sporting under a notched 6.83-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display.Vivo S1 is a competitive entrant in the Indian mid-range smartphone segment. It runs Funtouch OS9 based on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. The octa-core processor supported by the latest MediaTek Helio P65 SoC is backed by 4GB/6GB RAM variant and has up to 128GB storage. Vivo S1 launchedThe phone is a must to watch out for, so stay tuned for the upcoming full review.last_img read more


airlinesDanangJapanOsakaVietnamVietnam Airlines


first_imgairlinesDanangJapanOsakaVietnamVietnam Airlines Vietnam Airlines will launch a new seven times weekly flight between Danang and Osaka commencing 28 October, 2018. This is the 11th route opened by Vietnam Airlines that connects Vietnam and Japan, following services between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City/Danang and Tokyo/Osaka/ Nagoya/Fukuoka.The service will be operated by Airbus A321 and depart from Danang Airport at 00:20 and from Kansai Airport at 09:30 (local time) with a flight time of around 4 hours and 30 minutes. Until 30 September 2018, the airline will launch a promotional program with Danang – Osaka round-trip fares starting from AUD$249 (excluding taxes, fees and surcharges) for departures between 28 October and 31 December 31 2018. For each non-stop flight between Danang and Osaka from 28 October, 2018 to 31 January, 2019, LotuSmile members are eligible to receive a bonus of 2000 miles when flying on Business Class and 1000-1500 miles on Economy class. The promotion applies to all LotuSmile members whose tickets are issued at agents and official website of Vietnam Airlines.last_img read more


Related BA customers must comply with ESTA scheme


first_img RelatedBA customers must comply with ESTA scheme from next weekBritish Airways announced that customers flying to the US must ensure they are familiar with new customs regulations2019 January Flight DealsThere’s no better time to find cheap flights than the ‘January sales’. There are great deals to be had from leading airlines and travel agents, whether you want to grab a last minute flight for a city break or plan your summer holiday, it’s the time to find low cost…Bid for flights to NYC in our new Twitter Charity AuctionBid for flights to NYC in our new Twitter Charity Auction Passengers flying to the US must apply for permission to enter the country three days before their date of departure under new border regulations implemented last week.It will now be compulsory for airlines to comply with the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta), which was introduced by the US government and comes into effect on January 12th.Speaking to travelmole.com, BA government and industry affairs manager Jim Forster said that BA would be inviting its customers to apply for Esta.”We have been working hard to ensure that visa waiver customers are aware that they must apply to the Department of Homeland Security at least 72 hours in advance of travel,” he told the website.The new legislation means that all incoming passengers to the US will have to provide their name, date of birth and passport details – as well as their flight number and intended destination address.More people are booking flights to the US following Barack Obama’s presidential election victory, according to new figures from adventure tour operator Intrepid Travel. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more


Kutcher testifies about knocking on slain womans


first_imgKutcher testifies about knocking on slain woman’s door AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — Ashton Kutcher has testified at a Los Angeles murder trial that he went to pick up a woman to go out for drinks on a night in 2001 and left when she didn’t answer her door, only to learn the next day she had been killed.The 41-year-old actor said from the witness stand Wednesday that he looked into the window at the Hollywood home of 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin and saw what he believed were wine stains before leaving, thinking the fashion design student had already gone out for the night.Kutcher said he told detectives the next day he knew his fingerprints were on the door and he was “freaking out.”The testimony came in the trial of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo, who is charged with killing Ellerin and another woman.Andrew Dalton, The Associated Presscenter_img by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2019 11:15 am PDTlast_img read more


Cyprus ranks 26th globally in access to and quality of health services


first_imgBy Annette ChrysostomouCyprus is ranked 26th in the world in terms of access to health services and quality of health services, according to the new Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQ).Iceland is ranked first before Norway and the Netherlands. At the bottom of the list of 195 countries and territories are Guinea Bissau, Somalia and the Central African Republic.Most countries in the higher range clustered in Europe or nearby while almost all with the lower scores are located in sub-Saharan Africa.There are large variations between countries, with the best country (Iceland) having a score of 97.1 and the worst (Central African Republic) only 18.6.Cyprus is ranked slightly higher than Malta and just below South Korea. Greece is in position 24, the USA number 29 and Israel 35.The study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presented in the medical journal ‘The Lancet’, classifies 195 countries on the basis of universal and qualitative coverage of residents by health services.32 diseases and causes of death were assessed as the main criterion for the classification of countries, which could be avoided by appropriate medical care.The diseases comprising the HAQ represent a range of health service areas: vaccine-preventable diseases, infectious diseases and maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and other non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, and gastrointestinal conditions for which surgery can easily avert death such as appendicitis.Each country was rated on a scale from zero to 100 on how effectively it covered its population for each of these conditions.Overall, there has been an improvement between 2000 and 2016, largely due to the great progress that has been made in many low and middle-income countries.The average global score for 2016 was 54.4, compared to 42.4 in 2000, which shows the improvement that has been made in the meantime. You May LikeFood Eat Safe11 Anti-Aging Foods You Should Eat Every DayFood Eat SafeUndoHeartland FlagsNFL Tiki Totem New Orleans Saints Wood Statue Hand PaintedHeartland FlagsUndoLife Insurance | Sponsored LinksNeed Life Insurance? Search For Your Options Online NowLife Insurance | Sponsored LinksUndo Cyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoNew York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


CY board absent in time of crisis


first_imgCyprus Airways (CY) chairman Makis Constantinides said on Friday he could not get the necessary number of board members to meet and discuss a plan he drafted in a bid to rescue the ailing airline.“I prepared a new plan. I am trying to do something with the board, the board is not available for certain reasons and this is not what’s best and it is annoying,” he told the Cyprus News Agency.The necessary quorum is five out of the eight members.Constantinides suggested people had not really grasped the gravity of the situation.“That is why I feel that something must be done and I have taken this on personally,” he said, without disclosing any details of the plan.“I have the plan ready, I decided how to handle it and you will hear some news in the coming days.”Constantinides said CY expected to record over €16 million in losses in 2014 instead of €10 million the previous chairman had announced in parliament.“I am concerned about the ignorance concerning the situation we are going through,” he said. “Complacency bothers me.”The airline is waiting for an EU decision on whether Cyprus broke state aid rules by subsidising it with around €75 million in previous years.A decision to return the money would mean the end of the company.A government source said last week that the EU could give a positive response if a strategic investor was found and the company completed a restructuring plan that included shedding 320 jobs and further cuts in benefits. CY currently employs 560 people.Talks with two potential investors have not yielded any results so far.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more