Southampton’s 2019-20 Premier League fixtures

first_imgFollowing a disappointing last season in the Premier League where Southampton were in danger of relegation and only managed to finish in 16th place, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will want to get preparations underway to get the new season started on a high note.They kick off the new campaign away at Burnley before hosting title challengers Liverpool in their first home match a week later.Chelsea and Manchester United also visit St Mary’s in the opening weeks of the campaign while on the final day newly-promoted Sheffield United travel to the south coast. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Saints’ full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Southampton Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 10/08/2019 15:00 Burnley v Southampton 17/08/2019 15:00 Southampton v Liverpool 24/08/2019 15:00 Brighton v Southampton 31/08/2019 15:00 Southampton v Manchester United 14/09/2019 15:00 Sheffield United v Southampton 21/09/2019 15:00 Southampton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 28/09/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton 05/10/2019 15:00 Southampton v Chelsea 19/10/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Southampton 26/10/2019 15:00 Southampton v Leicester City 02/11/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Southampton 09/11/2019 15:00 Southampton v Everton 23/11/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Southampton 30/11/2019 15:00 Southampton v Watford 04/12/2019 19:45 Southampton v Norwich City 07/12/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Southampton 14/12/2019 15:00 Southampton v West Ham United 21/12/2019 15:00 Aston Villa v Southampton 26/12/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Southampton 28/12/2019 15:00 Southampton v Crystal Palace 01/01/2020 15:00 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur 11/01/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Southampton 18/01/2020 15:00 Southampton v Wolverhampton 22/01/2020 20:00 Crystal Palace v Southampton 01/02/2020 15:00 Liverpool v Southampton 08/02/2020 15:00 Southampton v Burnley 22/02/2020 15:00 Southampton v Aston Villa 29/02/2020 15:00 West Ham United v Southampton 07/03/2020 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle United 14/03/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Southampton 21/03/2020 15:00 Southampton v Arsenal 04/04/2020 15:00 Watford v Southampton 11/04/2020 15:00 Southampton v Manchester City 18/04/2020 15:00 Everton v Southampton 25/04/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Southampton 02/05/2020 15:00 Southampton v Brighton 09/05/2020 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Southampton 17/05/2020 15:00 Southampton v Sheffield United Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

ESPN Computer Updates Game-By-Game Projections For Nebraska

first_imgScott Frost ahead of his team's game against Purdue.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches first half action against the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)ESPN has updated Nebraska’s game-by-game projections for 2019. If the projections turn into a reality, the Cornhuskers might not be bowling this season.Nebraska had an epic meltdown against Colorado this past Saturday. The Buffaloes are projected to be one of the worst teams in the Pac-12. Nebraska’s loss to them is not only bad for the program, but for the Big Ten conference.NU was expected to be one of the surprise breakout teams in the Big Ten, but those high expectation appear premature at the moment.Out of 10 remaining games, ESPN’s computer projects Nebraska will lose six and win just four more. As a result, and if the projections were to turn into a reality, the Cornhuskers would finish the season 5-7. Here’s the projected likelihood of Nebraska winning each individual game remaining on their schedule:vs. Northern Illinois – 82.8%at Illinois – 62%vs. No. 6 Ohio State – 19.9%vs. Northwestern – 67.5%at Minnesota – 33.6%vs. Indiana – 58.1%at Purdue – 49.4%vs. No. 14 Wisconsin – 24.6%at No. 21 Maryland – 18.8%vs. No. 19 Iowa – 34.2%ESPN projects Nebraska will beat Northern Illinois, Illinois, Northwestern and Indiana. Although, the Cornhuskers are also projected to lose to Ohio State, Minnesota, Purdue, Wisconsin, Maryland and Iowa.The closest projection on Nebraska’s schedule is Purdue. Though, the Cornhuskers are just 0.7% away from being favored in that match-up.Several of these projections are a bit surprising. But understandable given Nebraska’s horrific loss to Colorado.Can Nebraska rebound and do better than these projections suggest?last_img read more

BJP man accused of Trinamool activists murder found dead

first_imgKolkata: The body of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, accused in the murder of a Trinamool Congress activist, was recovered from a canal in Hooghly district’s Goghat on Sunday, police said. The body of Kashinath Ghosh, 45, who was missing since the last few days, was fished out from a canal at Kota village of Goghat, about 90 km west of Kolkata, police said. The BJP has accused the ruling Trinamool of murdering Ghosh. “Kashinath was an active worker of our party. He was killed by goons sent by Trinamool Congress,” BJP’s organisational President in Arambag area, Biman Ghosh said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Ghosh was one of the accused in the killing of Trinamool activist Lalchand Bag, who was allegedly beaten to death at Nakunda village in the area on July 22 for attending his party’s Martyr’s Day rally n Kolkata on the day before (July 21). Six local BJP supporters have been arrested in the incident. The saffron party leaders, however, claimed that Bag’s murder was a result of Trinamool’s internal feud and said the BJP supporters were arrested in false cases to protect the real culprits. The local Trinamool leadership claimed Ghosh died due to binge drinking and distanced itself from the incident. “We do not believe in the politics of violence and murder. I have heard that the body of a man, who is known to be a BJP supporter, has been found. Let police investigate the death. BJP names our party after each and every incident,” a local Trinamool leader said.last_img read more

Stars Help Raise £1500000 At Invest In Futures Gala

first_imgAmbassadors, celebrities and city influencers joined forces for The Prince’s Trust annual Invest in Futures gala dinner on February 5, raising money for vulnerable young people.With The Savoy providing the stunning backdrop to the evening, HRH The Prince of Wales joined guests to pay tribute to those raising funds, which totaled £1,500,000.Hosted by Sir Ben Kingsley and Samantha Bond, the 10th annual dinner saw hedge fund leaders and financiers dine alongside supporters including Jerry Hall, Philip Schofield, Tess Daly, Rob Brydon and Gillian Anderson.Entertainment was provided by the astounding Dynamo, with music from Jools Holland, who performed live with Ronnie Wood and Melanie C.Since 2005, the Invest in Futures dinner and auction has raised more than £17.5million, giving tens of thousands of disadvantaged young people the skills and confidence they need to move into work or training.This year’s event has raised vital funds for the Prince’s Trust’s work at a time when hundreds of thousands of young people are struggling to find a job.Tara Leathers, Director of Fundraising at The Prince’s Trust, said: “The money raised at last night’s event will make a huge difference to the work of The Prince’s Trust and give thousands of vulnerable young people the chance of a better future. We are extremely grateful to the financial community for their continued support.”Source:Prince’s Trustlast_img read more

Children send holiday wishes to over 1000 Kenyan blue helmets

“Kenyan peacekeeping troops are heroes to these children because they have refused to pay the price of indifference,” said Olivia Yambi, Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on behalf of the UN Country Team in Kenya. “In fact, this nation’s armed forces have been refusing to pay the price of indifference for many years and, 33 times, it has paid the ultimate price for peace in some far-away lands.”Unlike this year, where schoolchildren from the capital Nairobi participated in the initiative, she said that next year, it will spread across the East African country, allowing more students to send messages to show their appreciation to Kenyan peacekeepers.At a ceremony in Nairobi, General Jeremiah Mutinda Kianga, Chief of the Kenyan General Staff, said that this marks “the first time anyone in Kenya had thanked soldiers for their sacrifices on behalf of peace,” adding that the cards and letters are a “great morale booster.”In a message, the acting head of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) Azouz Ennifar paid tribute to Kenyan peacekeepers.The 128 Kenyans serving with UNMEE “will be thrilled to be remembered by the children of their nation,” he said. “It is especially difficult for them to be away from their families and loved ones at this time of year.”As of 30 November, there are 1,086 Kenyan blue helmets serving in eight missions, with the largest number – 853 – serving with the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). 17 December 2007Kenyan children have sent more than 2,000 homemade Christmas and New Years messages to their country’s nearly 1,100 blue helmets serving in eight United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world. read more

UN war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia hands down final indictments

Former minister Ljube Boskoski and police officer Johan Tarculovski were indicted in The Hague before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which is to complete trying all defendants before it by 2008.Other important investigations that have not led to indictments by the Tribunal will now be transferred to the local authorities. Meanwhile, the Tribunal continues to urge States to assist in transferring 17 indicted fugitives, including Gen. Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, who are wanted for their roles in the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.The highest ranking defendant before the court is former Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic, whose trial has been going on for more than three years.

UN food agency appeals for 30 million to feed Angolan children

Nearly half of the children of Angola are severely malnourished and a high percentage of them in the heavily land-mined central highlands are stunted, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said, as it appealed for funds to feed 700,000 people in a country emerging from 27 years of civil war.“Many international donors think the crisis in Angola is over but a scenario is emerging that is every bit as destructive for children as the war itself,” WFP Country Director Rick Corsino said yesterday. “Angola risks losing a further generation of children – this time to malnutrition-related diseases like tuberculosis and pellagra – because we do not have enough funding to reach all those who need food assistance.”WFP said it needs at least $30 million to feed up to 700,000 people until the end of the year. Some 45 per cent of all children in Angola are severely malnourished and in the central highlands up to 52 per cent of children younger than five are stunted, a condition which negatively affects their ability to live a fully productive life.A recent WFP study indicated that hundreds of thousands of people in the central highlands, in particular, are suffering from chronic food insecurity and living on just one meal or less per day. The fertile central highlands region has one of the highest concentrations of landmines in the country, limiting the agricultural activities of those who have returned to their land.The incentive of a regular daily meal often persuades parents to send their children to school, compensating families for the loss of household help.“Providing meals to primary school children raises enrolment, increases attendance and reduces drop-outs,” Mr. Corsino said. “Children can concentrate and learn better when their energy needs are met.” WFP has been repeatedly forced to make significant ration cuts. Already nearly 400,000 people receiving WFP assistance through Food-For-Work programmes or resettlement packages have had their rations cut. Full rations are given only to children in WFP’s school feeding programmes, or to people suffering from such illnesses as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition.Meanwhile, adult literacy in Angola is among the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa, with just 42 per cent of the people able to read and write. read more

BC brings in new oversight rules for mining after tailingspond collapse

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 25, 2016 1:09 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VICTORIA – The British Columbia government is imposing more oversight on the mining industry by boosting potential penalties for prosecutions to $1 million and three years in prison.The new regulations emerge from recommendations in reports on the collapse of the Mount Polley tailings dam in B.C.’s Interior, which spilled millions of tonnes of mine waste into area waterways.The province has been limited under the Mines Act to shutting down a mine by cancelling its permit, issuing a stop-work order or pursuing prosecutions, but the changes will now allow for monetary penalties to be imposed without going to court.Mines Minister Bill Bennett said Thursday that the changes provide his ministry with more tools for compliance and enforcement to build a safer and more sustainable industry.“The real advantage to what I’m doing here is giving the ministry the nimbleness, the flexibility, to levy an administrative penalty quickly, without having to go to court.”Bennett said his goal is to ensure the province has the best regulatory regime in the world for health and safety on mine sites.The $1-million prosecution penalty and extended jail time is enough to ensure compliance, Bennett said.“Offence prosecutions are only done where you’ve got a really bad actor,” he said. “It’s rare and I don’t know the last time that we had to do this, certainly not any time that I’ve been minister.”Bennett said the only time the province would take a company to court is if it refused to comply with orders given by the chief inspector.“Typically what happens if there is some sort of mine non-compliance on the site we levy an administrative penalty, they would get into compliance and that would be the end of it.”The minister couldn’t say yet what the maximum administrative fine would be for a company that doesn’t follow the rules.After the failure of the Mount Polley tailings dam in August 2014, the chief inspector of mines ordered a third-party review of all similar operations and found no immediate safety concerns.Mount Polley is currently back in operation, but not in full production.The mine, owned by Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III), has an application to move back to full production and discharge clean water from the site.A decision on that is expected this summer, Bennett said.The company has spent about $170 million restoring Hazeltine Creek which was wiped out when the dam burst. B.C. brings in new oversight rules for mining after tailings-pond collapse read more

The Briefcase Plans for Dublins Canary Wharf trips to Addis Ababa and

first_imgDublin’s Docklands – the next Canary Wharf? Source: Sam BoalIT’S BEEN A big week in the business world.A household name is changing business strategy and will soon be pushing unfamiliar products in what could prove to be a fundamental change.That’s right, Lidl is starting to sell expensive wine. Also Nama is moving into property development, or something.What’s been going on in the world of business and economics? Read on to find out…Need to knowNama’s big moveIn what seemed like a flashback to the boom years, ambitious plans were announced to develop an extension to the IFSC in the Dublin Docklands. You could be forgiven for having a sense of deja vu – it’s not the first time a plan like this has been floated. Source: Irish Election LiteratureWhat’s really interesting about this plan is who’s behind it.Nama, the agency set up to tackle the toxic loans associated with Ireland’s ruinous property boom, this week announced that it would move into property development, with the Docklands scheme as its flagship development.Ireland’s ‘Canary Wharf’, as Michael Noonan described it, grabs the headlines, but Nama is also planning to develop 22,000 residential units, hoping to ease the housing crisis in the capital.They’re doing all this because it looks like the majority of their original brief will be done and dusted by the end of 2016, when 80% of its original payload of bad loans will be sold.Read: Nama’s transformation from the world’s biggest landowner to Ireland’s biggest landlord>Noonan said he had considered winding the agency up two years ahead of schedule when the last loan was sold in 2018, but instead has set it to work solving the commercial and residential real estate headaches in Dublin.Will it work? Only time will tell.A time-bomb in the mortgage market? That can’t be good…While Nama is looking to the future, the Central Bank was warning that the ghosts of boomtime past aren’t finished with us yet.This time, it’s interest-only mortgages that are causing the problem.According to a paper published by Dame Street researchers this week, a significant number of mortgages that were issued from 2005-2008, mainly for buy-to-let apartments in Dublin, were done with a ten-year holiday on repayments on the principal sum. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandNow, many of those mortgages will switch to significantly higher repayments over the coming years.According to the Central Bank, these loans are at high risk of slipping into arrears and joining the tens of thousands of mortgages that have fallen drastically behind on their repayment schedule.As we saw last week, the country is already dealing with a millstone of mortgage debt.  Nice to knowThree Ireland’s takeover of 02 Ireland was finally completed for €780 million, despite the protestations of the Communication Regulator Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandThere’s no sign of Dublin’s commercial property bubble slowing down, with domestic outfit Hibernia REIT shelling out €90 million for two IFSC office blocks.The Insolvency Service of Ireland copped some stick from the Irish Mortgage Holder’s Association, which branded the ISI as ‘unfit for purpose’ after low figures for debt deals were published this week. Dublin could have a direct flight to Addis Ababa, and one to Los Angeles, if a deal between the airport and the Ethiopian national airline goes through.Early in the week, research from the Kemmy Business School in Limerick showed that thousands of software jobs could head overseas due to a skills shortage in the Irish workforce.Airbus said that it would patent ‘moped-style’ airplane seats. Hmm…something tells us they may be taking PR lessons from Messrs O’Leary and Bezos. Irish small firms are demanding a level playing field in the October budget after getting a raw deal in recent years.Now you knowCompanies linked to the NDRC pulled down €40 million in investments last year Milano’s was sold to a Chinese private equity giant. BMW recalled 8,500 cars in Ireland, part of a massive call-back after faults were discovered in 1.6 million 3 Series around the world Source: Matthias SchraderMore than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut since the recession began, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Irelandcenter_img The outboxProperty investors still love Ireland, but a resurgent market in Spain may distract their attention… Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs around the world, although early indications are that its Irish outfit may be spared… The ESRI’s John Fitzgerald said that he reckons the next Government will have to hike water charges… Michael O’Leary signed on with Ryanair for another five years… Bord Gais shipped a big impairment charge linked to its Whitegate gas powered station.One for the roadWe’re all familiar with the 1% – the idea that 99% of American wealth is controlled by 1% of the population.However, according to a research paper by the European Central Bank, share of wealth concentrated among the most well-off families in Europe could be even higher than that.Last week: Tax havens, a €100 million deal for Quinn’s companies, and a Weatherspoons fry-up>Read: The Briefcase – good news on the economy, a boom-time property market and the most hated family in Ireland>last_img read more

More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport but there

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 53 Comments Share49 Tweet Email1 By AFP THE NUMBER OF people travelling into Dublin city by public transport has reached a record high, a new report has shown. The annual Canal Cordon Report for 2018 tracks the mode of transport share of people coming into Dublin on a typical morning. The data was collected over a period of a few days in November.The report found that a total of 112,512 people came into the city on bus, train or Luas, compared to 107,160 in 2017 – an increase of 5,352.This is the sixth consecutive year that the numbers taking public transport has increased.The increase coincides with a drop in the number travelling by car. The report shows that 48,820 cars coming into the city in the mornings carrying 60,537 people.This marks the 10th consecutive year that the number of cars has dropped. The number of people travelling into the city by bike also dropped. With 12,227 people cycling, down from 12,447 last year – a drop of 2%.It is the first time since 2010 that cyclists have declined in numbers. The number of people walking into the city also declined slightly – from 24,936 in 2017 to 23,858. Commenting on the report, CEO of the NTA Anne Graham said:“The growing gap between the numbers using public transport and the private car means that things are moving in the right direction,” she said.  Apr 10th 2019, 5:35 PM Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 5:35 PMcenter_img More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists The annual Canal Cordon Report for 2018 tracks the mode of transport share of people coming into Dublin. 12,245 Views We want to incentivise more people to leave their cars at home by continuing to improve public transport. Graham referenced last month’s Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action report which called for strategies to provide integrated, reliable and affordable public transport in the coming years, and how these would be essential to fulfilling Ireland’s goals to cut carbon emissions. She said the NTA was “very much on the same page” and referenced projects like the BusConnects plan to increase bus priority on about 200km of main corridors into the city.“Just last week, with Dublin City Council, we announced plans for the Liffey Cycle route but we acknowledge more is needed. That is why further cycling infrastructure will be delivered under our BusConnects core bus corridor plans,” she said.   Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4585932 last_img read more

Un satellite de la NASA a observé la canicule américaine

first_imgUn satellite de la NASA a observé la canicule américaineLe 22 juillet dernier, le satellite Terra de la NASA a capturé une image de la chaleur émise depuis la surface terrestre aux États-Unis en pleine canicule estivale. Cet été, les Etats-Unis ont connu des températures record. Une vague de chaleur qui a atteint son pic le 22 juillet, avec des niveaux compris entre 38 et 42 degrés Celsius dans le Maine et en Virgine, États situés dans le nord-est du pays. De même, dans certaines villes du Texas, de l’Oklahoma ou de l’Arkansas, la température s’est maintenue au-dessus de 38 degrés Celsius durant presque tout le mois de juillet. Une chaleur dont ont beaucoup souffert les Américains, et il y avait de quoi. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESASi la canicule est apparue importante au sol, elle s’est révélée encore plus impressionnante vue de l’espace. Le 22 juillet, jour du pic, le satellite Terra de la NASA a capturé une image qui montre la chaleur émise par la surface de la planète au niveau des États-Unis. On y voit alors le pays plongé sous un nuage variant du rose au rouge en fonction des régions, alors que les zones les plus foncées sont celles qui émettent le plus de chaleur. Toutefois, il ne s’agit pas forcément des zones qui ont reçu le plus de chaleur mais des grandes plaines et des déserts de l’ouest, dont la surface renvoie directement l’énergie solaire.De l’énergie renvoyée, absorbée et réémise En effet, le rayonnements solaire participe à différents phénomènes en arrivant sur Terre : environ 30% de celui-ci est renvoyé par les nuages et les particules atmosphériques et sur les 70% restants, une partie est absorbée par l’atmosphère (moins de 25%) et le reste par la surface terrestre. De cette énergie absorbée, une partie est alors réémise afin d’équilibrer le bilan énergétique de la planète, explique SciencesetAvenir.fr.Quant aux zones les plus claires de l’image satellite, elles correspondent aux régions couvertes de végétation, plus froides en raison de l’énergie solaire qui favorise la transpiration des plantes et l’évaporation de l’eau.Le 3 septembre 2011 à 13:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

November CNMI arrivals plummeted to just 5595 after Typhoon Yutu authority reveals

first_img Load More RelatedPosts “In November 2018 the Marianas saw the full impact of Super Typhoon Yutu, with almost all flights cancelled during the month,” MVA Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion said.“Fortunately, our recovery has been tremendous and faster than originally expected. In December we are seeing most flights restored, and we are looking forward to a solid holiday travel period and full recovery over the next couple months.”Saipan’s lone casino operator, Imperial Pacific International, was forced to lay off dozens of staff last month due to the lack of visitation to its Imperial Pacific Resort.IPI stated at the time, “The entire community is suffering and has had to make difficult decisions because of Yutu’s natural disaster and its dire effects.“One of the most devastating effects to businesses has been the impact to tourism – no customers.“Given this current situation, many employees are faced with either reduced work hours or have been laid off. Imperial Pacific has not been spared from this. The company has determined that because of the lack of tourists on the island, it has no choice but to operate on limited hours with minimal staff.The impact on visitation in November included an 85% fall in those from China to 2,400, 98% decline in Korean visitation to 531 and 97% fall from Japan to just 126. Flights from Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hangzhou have now all resumed normal service, the MVA said. Imperial Pacific adds to Board of Directors as regulator looks to impose US$375,000 fine for late license fee payment Calls for 10% gaming tax renewed as report reveals Imperial Pacific tax payments of just US$21,000 in 2019 Imperial Pacific pays remaining US$10.5 million balance on annual license fee The Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) has revealed the full impact that Super Typhoon Yutu had on the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), with the number of people arriving in Saipan, Tinian and Rota plummeting to just 5,595 through the entirety of November.The figure represents a devastating 88.6% decline on the 48,950 arrivals in the same month in 2017, although the MVA says operations are quickly returning to normal through Decemberlast_img read more

Reliance Communications Aircel announce merger Is this a tactic for expansion or

first_imgReliance Communication (RCom) and Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB) — the Malaysia-based company that owns 74 percent stake in Aircel Ltd — announced what it said was the “largest ever consolidation” in the Indian telecom sector. They announced the merger of the wireless business of RCom and Aircel into a third entity — a move that would not only combine their total presence in the market but also significantly reduce their debt. In a regulatory filing with the BSE, they said they were merging into a rebranded entity that would be among the top four companies in the telecom sector in India when it comes to customer base as well as revenue, and have “an asset base of over Rs. 65,000 crore and net worth of Rs. 35,000 crore.”The two companies, in a joint statement, said RCom and MCB will hold 50 percent stake in the merged entity. They also said the merger would “reduce RCom’s debt by Rs. 20,000 crore, or over 40 percent of its total debt, and Aircel’s debt by Rs. 4,000 crore” at the end of the 2016-17 financial year.The entity formed as a result of the merger would also have the “second-largest spectrum holding amongst all operators, aggregating 448 MHz across the 850, 900, 1,800 and 2,100 MHz bands, and will enjoy enhanced business continuity through extended validity of spectrum holdings till 2033-35,” the telcos said in the filing. The move is being seen by industry observers as a tactic for both survival and expansion by both the companies. MCB, in the joint statement, said it invested Rs. 35,000 crore into building its telecom infrastructure in India. On the other hand, Anil Ambani-led RCom has been facing an onslaught from increasingly competitive rivals, the most recent being Reliance Jio, which is owned by his brother Mukesh Ambani. These two companies hope to see a synergy in a highly competitive business consisting of players such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Tata DoCoMo. ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani said in the joint statement: “We expect this combination to create substantial long term value for shareholders of both, RCom and MCB, given the benefits of the wide-ranging spectrum portfolio and significant revenue and cost synergies.”MCB said in the statement: “The magnitude of this investment [the Rs. 35,000 crore it is put in Aircel] and the further equity commitment in support of this deal, are underpinned by MCB’s belief in the long term growth potential of both India and the Indian telecom sector.”RCom shares closed at 51.05 on Wednesday, up 2.72 percent from their previous close.last_img read more

CNG autorickshaws to join appbased services

first_img.CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers want to come under an app-based transport service by January, 2018.Dhaka and Chittagong units of CNG Auto-Rickshaw Workers’ Unity Council have decided to join the app-based service and had talks with a company, Top II, for this.The company has already taken initiatives to develop an app named Hello Ride Sharing (Hello CNG).Coordinator of the Top II, SM Jamal, told Prothom Alo that compressed natural gas auto-rickshaw drivers have started losing customers since ride sharing services like Uber and Pathao began operating in the cities.He also said auto-rickshaw drivers will get adequate passengers if their vehicles can be brought under this app-based service and hoped that this will end squabbling over fares.SM Jamal added that they have plans to launch car and motorcycle services through their app which will be in Bangla.The company, Top II, will charge five per cent commission from the CNG auto-rickshaw drivers. It will also train the drivers, he added.The Top II has already trained a total of 500 drivers of the CNG-run auto-rickshaw workers’ unions of Dhaka and Chittagong districts in an attempt to start its services in January 2018.Asked about CNG auto-rickshaw owners’ reaction, Jamal told Prothom Alo that the owners of the vehicles do not want to come under this process as it will prohibit them to take extra money from the drivers.He, however, hoped that the owners will soon welcome the app.Member secretary of Dhaka and Chittagong units of CNG Auto-Rickshaw Workers’ Unity Council, Sakhawat Hossain Dulal, said that they will not lag behind as everything is turning digital. However, president of the Dhaka Metropolitan CNG Owners Association, Barkatullah Bulu, told Prothom Alo that the owners, too, want to come under app-based services but it cannot be started right away.Pointing to the drivers, he said, ”They make announcements whimsically. Do they have the vehicles?”He also said that there are many things to be verified for this process including BRTA (Bangladesh Road Transport Authority) approval.BRTA director (operations) Shitangshu Shekhar Biswas told Prothom Alo if the CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers can come under app-based services if they follow the present BRTA policy.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo Bangla edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain.last_img read more

Mayor Pushes for Permanent Free Circulator

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comWith the high cost of living, rising Metro prices and demand for reliable transportation in D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is on a campaign to offer a permanent free option to get around the city- The Circulator.Currently free to riders through a special program offered by the Mayor’s Office, Bowser is now pushing the #KeepCirculatorFree crusade.Through tweets and heartfelt testimonies on social media, Bowser is heavily advocating for free circulator and in the process she’s letting D.C. speak. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is pushing to keep the D.C. Circulator permanently free. (Courtesy Photo)“Well [there are] so many reasons. I don’t know if I have time, but I can get to where I want to go faster because it doesn’t stop at every stop,” one woman said in a video posted by the Mayor’s Twitter account. “And also, if I am on the Metro, sometimes I don’t have enough money to pay, because of two-hour windows of using transfers, it’s awful.  And a lot of times I pray that the bus driver doesn’t send me off the bus because I don’t have enough money on my Smart Trip, but the Circulator, I found out where it goes and I just catch it on the spot.”Another testimonial video featured a man who said he uses the Circulator get around several places in D.C., including, Capitol Hill, Union Station, Dupont Ciricle and Georgetown. “I just want to thank Mayor Bowser and everyone involved in the expansion and the continued utilization of the circulator,” he said.  “I certainly enjoy that we’re getting complimentary service right now, and I didn’t anticipate that it was going to be as long as it’s turning out to be, but since it is, thank you very much.  And please, please keep it rolling.”The Mayor even posted screenshots of people’s Facebook comments regarding the benefits of free Circulator.“When I was in shelter, using this Bus Service was a huge blessing in my budget plan.  Thanks again Ma’am for all your hard work. Helping constituents, such as myself, to be self-sufficient,” a woman named Robin wrote on Facebook, according to the reposted photo from the mayor.last_img read more

iPhone and iPad with iOS 4 records your moves wvideo

first_img Explore further There is also no evidence that indicates that this data is leaving your phone and being viewed by anyone. Pete Warden has built an application that will allow anyone with an iPhone or iPad, using iOS 4, to view the data being stored (see more information below). According to the Guardian, all your locations are logged to a file called “consolidated.db” and contain latitude and longitude coordinates along with a timestamp. The file can contain tens of thousands of data points since iOS 4’s release in June 2010. Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, founder of Data Science Toolkit, discovered the file and presented their findings today to the Where 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Alasdair has also looked into Google’s Android phones for similar tracking code and could not find any. It’s not sure why Apple is collecting this data but it’s clearly intentional because the data is being restored across backups and phone migrations. Apple’s Product Security team was contacted but no one has responded. In the following video Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan discuss how the file was discovered and exam the data in the file. Germany warns of Apple security problem (PhysOrg.com) — Security researchers have discovered that any iPhone or iPad that has been updated with iOS 4 records everywhere you have been to a secret file. The file is also copied to the owner’s computer whenever the two are synchronized. Researchers have raised privacy fears with the latest discovery: any iPhone or iPad with iOS 4 can track your whereabouts by recording your latitude and longitude coordinates along with a timestamp. Apple was contacted but has not responded to any inquires. Map displays a visualization of iPhone data collection. Credit: O’Reilly radar. More information: Guardian, iPhone tracker Citation: iPhone and iPad with iOS 4 records your moves (w/video) (2011, April 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-iphone-ipad-ios-wvideo.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

See Tunisia with NARAT on new May 2019 fam

first_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — NARAT has announced a 13-day educational Ultimate Tunisia deluxe fam taking place May 1 – 13.“From captivating old town Tunis, to the blue and white houses of the Mediterranean city of Sidi Bou Said, from ancient castles to riding camels in the desert, from historic Carthage to the cave dwellings of Matmata, setting where scenes from the movie Star Wars were filmed, to luxury tented camping in a Sahara Oasis, travel agents get a chance to experience a country filled with mystery and adventure travellers crave,” says NARAT.A visit to Tunisia incorporates one amazing site after another “including some of the best UNESCO Roman heritage sites you will see anywhere in the world,” adds the company.The Ultimate Tunisia fam explores the capital Tunis, Gammarth, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Sbeitla, Tozeur Oasis. Douz, Matmata, Jerba Island, Tataouine, El Djem and Sousse.Star Wars Set, Tozeur, TunisiaThe fam is open to all members of the travel industry however owners, individuals in managerial positions and qualified agents have priority acceptance.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The minimum pre-requisite is two years of travel-selling experience. One companion per agent is allowed.Accommodation is in five-star deluxe and luxury hotels, riad and includes an overnight in a luxury Sahara desert camp.In Tunisia agents can also experience some of the country’s finest luxury spas.The cost of the fam is US$2,440 plus $445 in taxes. The cost includes return international airfare, transfers, fam program with cultural activities, entrance fees, twin accommodation and meals. Single accommodation is subject to availability.To receive a detailed fam program and application, agents are required to email fams@narat.org. See Tunisia with NARAT on new May 2019 fam Posted by Sharecenter_img Tags: FAMs, Tunisia Thursday, January 24, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Myanmar president feeling ill resting at home

first_img Comments   Share   4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories The vital role family plays in society “The president’s health condition is not critical and there is nothing to worry about,” he said, declining to elaborate. The health of a leader is a sensitive topic in Myanmar and is typically not officially discussed.Thein Sein has a heart condition and reportedly traveled to Singapore earlier this year for a new pacemaker.Since taking office in March 2011, Thein Sein has won international praise for overseeing Myanmar’s transition from military rule to fledgling democracy. He has spearheaded a wave of reforms that have surprised even his staunchest critics.Meanwhile, the government has not yet addressed the several-week absence of Vice President Tin Aung Myint Oo, one of two vice presidents.Government officials and family members say that Tin Aung Myint Oo resigned in early May for health reasons. They spoke on condition of anonymity because it is customary for changes in the government to be announced only once a vacant position is filled.A hard-liner and ex-junta official, Tin Aung Myint Oo left his post after returning from a health checkup in Singapore and has since become a Buddhist monk, the family members said.The 61-year-old had served as the No. 5-ranking official in the former junta who was in charge of the military’s economic arm. His views were believed to be at odds with the liberal approach of Thein Sein. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s President Thein Sein was resting at his home in Yangon on Friday after military doctors paid a house call but an adviser said his condition was “nothing to worry about.”It was not immediately clear what was ailing the 67-year-old leader, but he could be suffering from exhaustion due to a heavy workload, presidential adviser Ko Ko Hlaing told The Associated Press. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

AP PhotoRoss D Franklin

first_img(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) — If you still need fresh Cardinals gear for the new season, the team shop opens at 9:45 a.m. and is located near Gate 2.For those unsure of any other rules, you can find information on tailgates and more on the Cardinals’ A-to-Z guide here. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals have released game day reminders for fans attending the Arizona Cardinals’ 2018 opener Sunday at State Farm Stadium against the Washington Redskins— For the 1:25 p.m. kickoff, all game day parking lots will open at 9 a.m.— Main entrance gates to the stadium open at 11:15 a.m.— If tailgating before the game, the 9 a.m. opening is also good at The Great Lawn, which stretches more than 1,000 feet for fans to tailgate but is only open for pregame. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Related LinksGM Keim: Time is now for Nkemdiche, Cardinals still looking at free agentsReport: David Johnson, Cardinals not close on contract extensionArizona Sports’ look at the 2018 Cardinals and the rest of the NFL— Fans’ bags and carry-in items are subject to screening and search. Cell phones, cameras and other large metal items must be removed from pockets, but keys, wallets, coins and belts do not need to be removed. The Cardinals offer a “no bag line” for guests without bags.— Approved bags taken into State Farm Stadium include one of the following: 12 inch by 6 inch by 12 inch clear plastic bag or; 1 gallon plastic freezer bag or; small clutch bag no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Non-approved bags will be denied entry.— Cash parking will be available in the Black Lot from Camelback Road and 95th Avenue if coming from the south, or the Yellow Lot off 91st Avenue just south of Maryland Avenue if coming from the north. More information on the two new cash lots can be found here.— A rideshare zone is now located on the south side of the stadium in the Black Lot (93rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road). Fans leaving the game can exit at Gate 1 or 3 and walk south to meet their rideshare driver.— For those looking at dining options before the game but want to be close to the stadium, the “Big Red Brew Haus” opens at 9:45 a.m. So does the “Bud Light Primetime Grill,” “The Game Zone” and “Arizona Cardinals Flight Deck.” Top Stories last_img read more