Mbappe PSG’s missing link – Verratti

first_imgPSG Mbappe hailed as PSG’s missing link as Verratti salutes big-money signings Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 17:36 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe PSG Lyon Ligue 1 17092017 Gettyimages PSG Kylian Mbappé PSG v Bayern München Bayern München UEFA Champions League Ligue 1 The Ligue 1 side invested heavily over the summer in a teenage forward and Brazilian superstar Neymar, much to the delight of their Italian midfielder Kylian Mbappe has added a missing piece to Paris Saint-Germain while Neymar is another difference-maker for the club, says Marco Verratti.In an effort to restore domestic dominance in France, while also pushing hard for European honours, PSG invested heavily over the summer in further firepower.PSG 9/2 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A record-breaking €222 million deal saw them land Neymar from Barcelona, while reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco were raided for exciting teenage forward Mbappe, with an initial loan set to be turned into a €180m transfer.The big-money additions have helped PSG to make a flying start to the 2017-18 campaign, with Verratti quick to acknowledge that Unai Emery is now working with a more complete squad.The Italy international midfielder said after an impressive 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League: “I think Kylian deserves all of this [praise], because he’s a very good boy, on and off the field.”He works a lot. On the field, he only makes choices that are for the team, never just for him. He’s a player with a future.“We’re lucky to have him here. And we want to put him in the best conditions possible to use all of his talent.“Sometimes you can’t even keep up with him because he’s moving so fast. We were missing a player like him. He always makes good decisions for the team, never stupid choices.“When you buy Neymar, when you buy Mbappe, those are players who make a difference. It’s a signal to us to keep working and to give the maximum.”Neymar Edinson Cavani Kylian Mbappe PSG Paris Saint-GermainWhile saluting the impact made by his new team-mates at Parc des Princes, Verratti has also hailed PSG as a collective, with victory over Bayern sending out a warning to the rest of Europe.He added: “We’re very happy. We won 3-0. But we haven’t won anything yet, we haven’t achieved anything yet.“It’s good for our confidence and we showed we’re a team that’s difficult for anybody.“We’re very happy for the performance, for the way we won, for the victory. It’s a signal to ourselves. Because if we play like this, all together, against other teams, then I think the rest of Europe will respect us more.”PSG will take in a home date with Bordeaux on Saturday seeking to cement their standing at the top of Ligue 1 before heading into the next international break.last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Man City chief Cook involved in group to buy Newcastle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man City chief Cook involved in group to buy Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City chief Garry Cook is involved in a group to buy Newcastle United.The Sun says Cook has already played a major role in the takeover at Wigan and has now moved on to this project.Who is funding the Cook group’s approach is unknown, but they are believed to be from the United States.Cook has strong business links there from his time at Nike and with a major e-sports group.He knows owner Mike Ashley from his years in football and the sportswear world, so he has an ‘in’ with the man who is now willing to sell the Magpies. last_img

Billy Reid Goes the Extra Mile to Make Menswear in America

first_imgThe best menswear takes a bit of extra effort. Just ask Billy Reid, the lauded American designer who’s doing things the old-fashioned way by focusing on making plenty of garments right here in the States.It’s an approach that brands have shied away from in recent years for a variety of reasons. “It’s not always easy … it is a little bit of a puzzle,” Reid says. But that made-in-America approach, which includes fall-ready pieces like the standout denim shirt, has benefits for the consumer, both in matters of style and substance. “I guess it started in the beginning [of the brand] – I was making many things in the Garment District in New York,” Reid said by phone from his brand’s Florence, Alabama, headquarters recently. Reid has carried over many of those same close-knit garment-district relationships into the present day, partnering with smaller, family-owned businesses to produce gear that every guy can appreciate, including the American Woolen Company. The company develops all the textiles for Reid’s handsome suits that are so stylish and easy to wear that any guy can dress each individual suit piece up or down. It’s true American versatility at its finest.  Other unique American companies like GIL Sewing, a minority, women-owned business of out Chicago produces the brand’s rugged workwear shirting, while NYC’s Studio One Leather Design makes pieces like the edgy, seriously cool Blake Leather Jacket.Other surefire staple pieces, such as the brand’s excellent garment-dyed slim jeans – which we’d pair with a white Oxford shirt and a navy blazer – are timeless, investment-worthy additions to any wardrobe, complete with the added care of being made in the U.S. How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations So, why do things the hard way?“That’s really more of a personal thing,” Reid said. “The longer you work with someone, the better it gets.” That continual advancement is evident both in terms of construction — the Denim Shirt, for instance, is exceptionally well-made – as well as the variety of styles Reid offers. The crisp, cleanly designed Msl 1-Pocket Shirt is but one example of a piece that can be worn with anything, consistently — all the better given that you’re spending some hard-earned cash on it. Does Reid have a favorite from his American-made offerings, though? “They’re sort of like all your children,” he joked. “We’re making beautiful textiles with these people.” The brand, Reid says, is all about “true American luxury” – that’s a stance we can get behind, and that approach isn’t changing any time soon. “We kind of live it every day – it’s hard to get away from it.”You can check out all of Billy Reid’s Made in America gear from shoes to candles to socks to suits at the designer’s official website.last_img read more

Thenamaris Sells LR2 Tanker for USD 13 Mn

first_imgzoom Greek shipping company Thenamaris has agreed to sell its LR2 tanker Seafaith II to Indonesia-based tanker company Buana Listya Tama, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Featuring 109,300 dwt, the tanker was sold for a price of USD 13 million.With a length of 244 meters and a width of 42 meters, the tanker has a capacity of 117,920 m3.VesselsValue shows that the 2000-built tanker, constructed by China’s Dalian New Yard, has a market value of USD 8.1 million.Sold earlier in November, Seafaith II was a part of Thenamaris’ fleet of 70 vessels, 46 of which are tankers.The company has ten more tankers on order at Japanese and South Korean yards, all of which are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2018.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

DPIIT moots package to woo investments

first_imgNew Delhi: The commerce and industry ministry has proposed a customised incentive package to attract foreign investments in sectors such as electronics, chemicals and food processing, an official said. The proposal is part of a 100-day action plan prepared by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), an arm of the ministry, for the new government. According to the plan, India can attract $100 billion of foreign direct investment annually, provided it matches up to the financial incentives of competing countries like Vietnam. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsThe Southeast Asian nation provides a host of incentives to foreign investors such a low rate of corporate income tax and tax exemptions up to four years. “Major investments in the field of electronics, manufacturing, chemicals, food processing and others can come through such incentives. Customised incentive packages will be provided to large investors in priority sectors/areas,” the official said. These labour intensive sectors hold huge investment potential and job creation. The ten-point action plan has also proposed a favourable tax regime, formulation of employment generation strategy through legal changes, proper allocation of natural resources, support for small businesses, steps to promote budding entrepreneurs, release of new industrial policy.last_img read more

Light vehicle movement starts on NH117 as engineers finish repair work on

first_imgKolkata: Light vehicle movement started along National Highway 117 in Diamond Harbour from Friday evening, with the engineers finishing work for restoration of the damaged portion of the road on war footing.A part of the road had caved-in due to erosion of the bank of river Hooghly early on Thursday morning. A team led by Principal Secretary of state, Public Works Department (PWD) Arnab Roy visited the place where the incident occurred and took stock of the progress of work. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe was accompanied by the District Magistrate of South 24-Parganas P Ulganathan and Superintendent of Diamond Harbour police district S Selvamurugan. The officials later held a meeting and decided to open the road for movement of light vehicles from Friday evening. “A thorough repair of the road will be taken up and it will take another 15 days. It is only after this period that heavy vehicles would run along the stretch. The safety of the passengers is our top priority and we cannot compromise with it,” a senior official of the district administration said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt has been decided that sheet piling will be conducted to prevent further erosion of the river bank. “The administration, police and officials of National Highway Authority of India will jointly work to normalise the movement of all modes of transport along the stretch,” the official added. The stakeholders have decided to form a WhatsApp group for information exchange during the period, till everything normalises. An official in the PWD department said that the road had caved-in due to extreme high tide. Transport services from Kolkata to Kakdwip and Namkhana via Diamond Harbour was disrupted on Thursday, due to the subsidence of the road and vehicles were diverted from an alternative road via Sirakole near Amtala. Work for beautification of the river bank in Diamond Harbour was going on for the last few months with MPLAD funds. “The work will begin again after the road is completely restored,” the official added.last_img read more

Apple has right to inspect iPhone man claims burned his arm court

first_imgTORONTO – A man who claims his overheated iPhone 5 burned his arm badly has lost his legal bid to keep the phone out of Apple’s hands if he wants to pursue his damages claim against the company.In dismissing the novel challenge from Matthew Riddell, the Ontario Court of Appeal found no reason to interfere with a lower court who agreed Apple should be able to inspect the phone.“In this products-liability case, the appellant seeks damages for what he alleges were personal injuries caused by the negligent manufacture of an iPhone,” the Appeal Court said.“Yet he refused, absent a court order, to permit an independent third-party expert to inspect the iPhone prior to trial at no cost to him to assist the trial judge in determining the central matter in dispute between the parties.”Riddell launched a $25,000 lawsuit in small claims court against Apple Canada claiming his iPhone 5 overheated, causing severe burns to his right arm. Apple asked to inspect the phone but Riddell refused.In November 2015, a small-claims judge ordered him to turn over the phone to Apple for expert examination ahead of a hearing. The judge found that the phone was at the foundation of the damages claim and it would be unfair to make Apple go to trial “without the benefit of an inspection.”Riddell turned to Divisional Court in Oshawa, Ont. for a review of the decision. Central to his argument was that the small-claims judge had no authority to make the inspection order and that his reasons for doing so were deficient.Divisional Court disagreed.“In this case, it is clear that an examination of the iPhone 5 is critical to a proper determination whether it could have caused the damages that the applicant claims,” the panel stated. “The applicant categorically said that he would be calling expert evidence. In light of that stated intent, fairness required that the respondent be given the same opportunity that the applicant would have to inspect the iPhone 5.”Riddell then asked the Court of Appeal to weigh in, similarly with no success. Apart from agreeing with Divisional Court’s findings and reasoning, the province’s top court noted that such pre-trial inspections in small claims court should be the exception rather than the rule.The higher court also rejected Riddell’s argument that allowing such exceptions would undermine the mandate of the small claims court to deal quickly, cheaply and effectively with cases. The small-claims judge’s inspection order was entirely justified under the circumstances.“Trial fairness, the interests of justice, and the proper exercise of the trial judge’s functions…all compelled this result,” the Appeal Court said.The court declined to award any costs given the novel and public interest dimensions of the issues raised on appeal.Apple has faced similar lawsuits elswhere and others have claimed to have suffered burns because of faulty iPhones.In 2014, a British teenager was reported to have been left with a five-centimetre burn on his arm after he fell asleep lying on his iPhone. A year ago, an Australian said he suffered painful burns to his thigh when his iPhone 6 exploded in his pocket.last_img read more

John Savage Honored For Humanitarian Work

first_imgActor and activist John Savage (best known for “The Deer Hunter”) received a Golden Goody Award (aka Oscar for social good) for his humanitarian work on Sunday, December 15th, at the Malibu West Beach Club at a special Typhoon Haiyan holiday fundraiser hosted by actress/ humanitarian Cassandra Hepburn (“The Young and the Restless”). Actor and Activist John Savage honored with Golden Goody Award for humanitarian work at Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser in Malibu This event raised funds to help the 12 million impacted by Typhoon Haiyan and commemorated late actor Paul Walker for his humanitarian efforts for typhoon victims from co-star “Fast & Furious” actor Thom Barry. Paul Walker started REACH Out Worldwide who has also supported the victims of the Philippines typhoon.Goody Awards founder Liz H Kelly presented their top award to John Savage by sharing, “John is an active humanitarian who you can find on every green carpet. In 2013 alone, we’ve seen him raising awareness for the environment and the oceans at Global Green, the “On Begley Street” Premiere, the Safety Harbor Kids Fundraiser, “The Carrier” Premiere and now at this fundraiser for typhoon victims. On top of all his charity work, John has 181 film credits, 10 films in post-production and just played the judge in the ION Holiday Movie “Defending Santa’.”John then accepted the Golden Goody Award with a heartfelt speech about how everyone in the world is connected together, and we can all help each other.John’s father served in WWII in the Marine Corps, and he also supports military films. Most recently, John narrated the film “The Carrier” that premiered on Veterans Day in Los Angeles. The film shows how our Navy is working to raise awareness about the ecology and set an example for our shipping and need to respect the ocean.Event speakers were also given Hero Goody Necklaces from the Goody Awards as a thank you for being global citizens making a difference. The Master of Ceremonies was Academy Award winner actor Louis Gossett Jr. (“An Officer and a Gentleman”) and speakers included actor John Savage (“The Deer Hunter”), actress Cassandra Gava (“Conan The Barbarian”), and actor Patrick Kilpatrick (“Minority Report”.)Because the Goody Awards’ mission is to inspire positive change by recognizing good in the world, it was an honor to present this top award to John Savage. Previous winners of the Golden Goody Award have included Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries and Ian Somerhalder Foundation), Louie Psihoyos, Director of Academy Award Winning Documentary “The Cove”, Lucy Webb, Women In Film in Park City Chairman, and her committee at the Sundance Film Festival, Improv Comedy Founder Budd Friedman and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sir Nicholas Winton.For more information on this event and to donate, visit SPAN RELIEF (Strategic Partners Among Nations) and Fusion Global & Ascend Malibu Fellowship. And to honor your hero, send them a Hero Goody Necklace.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

Spain Adoption of EUMorocco Fisheries Agreement is Decisive Step

Rabat – The Spanish government has expressed its satisfaction and support for the adoption of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement after Tuesday’s plenary session by the European Parliament.The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, said that Spain is satisfied with the adoption, which will allow nearly 90 Spanish fleets to fish in Moroccan waters.In his statement, the Spanish official said that the adoption of the deal is a “decisive step” to facilitate the return of the Spanish fleet to Moroccan fishing zones. He added that the new agreement includes operational progress for fishing vessels.Earlier this month, the Spanish minister expressed hope that the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement will be finalized soon.“I would like it if the Spanish vessels would be able to fish again in Moroccan waters before summer,” said the Spanish minister in an interview with Spanish news outlet EFE.The European Parliament adopted the agreement on Tuesday with an overwhelming vote. Four-hundred and fifteen parliamentarians voted for the agreement, while and 189 votes against.Forty-nine MPEs were absent for the vote.The agreement covers the fishing area from parallel 35 and Cap Spartel in northern Morocco to parallel 22 and Cap Blanc in southern Morocco, including the waters off Western Sahara.Read Also: Why King Felipe VI Seeks Closer Ties with King Mohammed VIIt also increases the EU’s financial contribution from the previous agreement’s annual payment of €40.0 million to €52.2 million.Spain’s support for the adoption of the agreement fall within Spanish-Moroccan strategic diplomatic ties. Spanish monarch Felipe VI and his wife, Queen Letizia are currently on a two-day visit in Morocco.Both parties inked 11 cooperation agreements. The ceremony of the signing of the agreement was chaired by King Mohammed VI and King Felipe VI yesterday.King Mohammed VI also hosted an official dinner to celebrate the arrival of the Spanish monarchs in Morocco. read more

At highlevel energy forum UN deputy chief says action on sustainability a

“All of us here today have a great responsibility. Future generations will judge us harshly if we fail to uphold our moral and historical duties in this year of action,” affirmed the Deputy Secretary-General as he spotlighted the importance of charting a new course for global sustainable development.“Success depends on Governments, companies, investors, educators, scientists, civil society and citizens acting in concert,” he told the meeting, which is being held in connection with the second annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Forum, which opened Monday in New York and wraps up tomorrow. “Working together, we can light rural clinics, empower local businesses, invigorate economies and protect the environment.”According to the World Bank’s recently released report, Progress Toward Sustainable Energy: Global Tracking Framework 2015, some 1.1 billion people in the world still live without electricity and almost 3 billion still cook using polluting fuels like kerosene, wood, charcoal and dung. And, while picking up steam, renewable energy generation and energy efficiency improvements will need to accelerate dramatically, it says.Speaking to the gathered delegates, Mr. Eliasson underscored that 2015 would be “a milestone year” for the UN and the international community as it addressed these economic, social and environmental imperatives at three key meetings: in Addis Ababa in July, where UN Member States will work to agree a new forward-looking financing framework for development; in New York in September where they would seek to adopt “a bold universal new post-2015 development agenda” and in Paris in December where they would work to reach a robust universal climate agreement. “Our aim is – and must be – to bring about transformative change across sectors and across societies,” he added. “We need new approaches that go to the heart of unsustainable production and consumption patterns – across agriculture, industry, infrastructure and transport, and from factories to offices, from homes to market places.”The Deputy Secretary-General observed that more than 80 developing countries had already joined the SE4All initiative, making commitments worth billions of dollars and taking ambitious actions on the ground. In one particular instance, he said, the UN-backed Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative had brought 18 countries, oil companies and development institutions into the fold to scale up energy efficiency efforts.At the same time, much remains to be done to help close the remaining gap. According to the World Bank report – which was presented to the opening of the SE4All forum on 18 May – global policy makers must work to triple energy investments from the current level of roughly $400 billion to $1.25 trillion and to adopt modern methods of measuring energy access to replace more traditional measures, such as presence of a household electricity connection, which mask vast differences in the quality of energy services.The report also calls for transfer of knowledge and technology for sustainable energy and for increased effort to address the linkages between energy and other development sectors, including water, agriculture, gender and health. Better understanding those linkages will be critical to achieving SE4All and other development goals.“Member States have already indicated that energy will be part of this new generation of development goals,” Mr. Eliasson concluded. “Now we must ensure that means of implementation are equal to the task.”Against that backdrop, Kandeh Yumkella, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and CEO of the SE4All Initiative told delegates that the world had “a trillion dollar” opportunity to accelerate efforts on the sustainable energy revolution.“It has taken us 20 years to make energy central to the development agenda,” he declared. “The reason we could not discuss energy in an amicable way for nearly two decades is because the politics was not right. It takes politics to change an energy system we’ve been dependent on for over 100 years. It takes strong leadership, real politics to make that happen.”Mr. Yumkella observed that through a unique combination of politics, public policy awareness, pricing, and public-private partnerships, the international community had managed to develop a narrative of sustainable energy for all.But, he warned, the time for implementation had now come and Member States would be required to take action at the national and regional level.“This is not about helping the poor South. This is about an energy revolution. Making sure even the rich use energy different,” the Special Representative asserted to widespread applause. “Because it is the emissions from a handful of countries that will take us to climate hell. It is the poor who will suffer the most if others do not use energy properly.”Also addressing, Acting President of the General Assembly, Kaha Imnadze, explained that by ensuring access to “affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all,” the international community would “greatly contribute” to the world’s economic transformation, improving people’s livelihoods, addressing climate change and protecting our planet.“It is essential that governments continue to prioritize energy access, higher energy efficiency and cleaner energy in national development plans and strategies,” he added.“We need appropriate policy and institutional frameworks to encourage investment in the energy sector and spur further advances in the development of clean-energy technology.” read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 14 October 2011

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Football Record nine Ohio State players honored with captain status

OSU then-redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) calls a play during the first half of the Buckeyes game against Penn State on Oct. 22. The Buckeyes lost 24-21. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorOhio State named a program-high nine captains for the 2017 season last week, a total that has been on a steady incline every season since 2014.Some more outspoken fans have criticized the high number, but the players said it’s clear the players given the honor deserve it.“Somebody had said something slick on Twitter or something about [the decision to have nine captains],” defensive end and captain Jalyn Holmes said. “But that just shows that we’ve got a lot of leaders on the team.”This team is not quite as young and inexperienced as it was a season ago. Last year, the team was replacing a litany of key players at several positions after a record-setting 12 former Buckeyes were selected in the first four rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft.This season, Ohio State returns multiple starters. And with one of Meyer’s finest recruiting classes — the class of 2013 — going out for its last hurrah, there is a strong core of players who have played alongside one another for five seasons and bring experience and leadership to the team.One such member of that class, defensive end Tyquan Lewis, the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year and two-time captain, emphasized the depth of leadership on the team, citing the close relationship of the team.Ohio State redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis walks into the Hyatt Place to check in for fall camp on Aug. 6. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.“We could have had four captains, but it’s hard to leave people out when the team’s this close and you know those guys are leading the way,” Lewis said.The Buckeyes adamantly reiterated that each captain deserved his role and was selected by teammates based on merit, not as a participation trophy to those who have stuck around the program for the longest. “If one of the nine of us wasn’t captain, it’d be like they deserved it and didn’t get it,” defensive end Sam Hubbard said. “Everybody really is doing their part to be an example for this team. And that’s why we have so many.”Like his fellow captains, Hubbard said the honor was one of his goals and that it was a main reason for his return to Columbus.Reflecting back on a conversation with former Ohio State player and coach Mike Vrabel, coach Urban Meyer said he realized the fallacy of limiting the number of captains because one of the Buckeyes’ key leaders was excluded from the honor.“I wasn’t named captain, but I was still a captain,” Vrabel said, according to Meyer’s recounting.Meyer said he doesn’t want to exclude any deserving players from captain roles by limiting the number of captains. “Whoever deserves it is going to be captain, and it will be on the wall, down the hallway and you’ll forever be known on your resume as a captain of the Ohio State University football program,” Meyer said.OSU then-sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard makes a diving tackle on Indiana redshirt junior quarterback Richard Lagow (21) during the second half on Oct. 8. The Buckeyes won 38-17. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorHolmes said that whether or not he was a captain, he would still be that guy that his teammates could come to for anything, whether in football or life.“Captain means a helping hand,” Holmes said. “The young guys can come to me with whatever and I can just be that helping hand for them.”Another Buckeye who has been a leader in the program for years is two-time Big Ten Quarterback of the Year J.T. Barrett, who became the first three-time captain in Ohio State history this fall.“When you think about a captain, you think about them going about it the right way,” Barrett said. “Having respect for the game, having respect for other people and also trying to make everyone better.”With so many captains, some skeptics might have doubts about the ambiguity of leadership on the team. “We all look to him [Barrett] as the captain of the captains,” Hubbard said.Lewis and preseason first-team All-American center Billy Price join Barrett as the other multi-year captains on the team. Defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle, linebacker Chris Worley and wide receivers Terry McLaurin and Parris Campbell are the other first-time captains in addition to Holmes and Hubbard. read more

Queen makes Duchess of Cambridge Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian

A palace source said the Duchess is “honoured and looking forward to continuing to work on behalf of Her Majesty going forward”.Awards under the Royal Victorian Order are made personally by the Queen, without advice from government, for services to the sovereign. The RVO has five classes from member to Knight or Dame Grand Cross, its highest honour, and was founded in April 1896 by Queen Victoria as a way of rewarding personal service.  The pair, who now have three children – Prince George, Prince Charlotte and Prince Louis – were flatmates after meeting at St Andrews university in Fife, Scotland.They dated for more than eight years before finally marrying in the grand surrounds of Westminster Abbey in central London in front of 1,900 guests, watched by a global television audience of millions. The Duchess of Cambridge has been appointed to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, as the Queen bestows the gift in recognition of her services to the crown. The Duchess has been awarded the new honour – Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order – for “services to the Sovereign”, announced by Buckingham Palace as she celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary with the Duke today. It will be seen by admirers of the Royal Family as the ultimate seal of approval for the Duchess, as the Cambridges aim to increase their work in support of the Queen in preparation for the future.She join the Duchess of Cornwall, who received the honour on her seventh wedding anniversary in 2012, and Countess of Wessex, who received it after a decade of marriage in 2010, in the ranks of GCVO.The announcement was made in time for the Queen’s service of the Royal Victorian Order on May 3, which will take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary on April 29 The Cambridges, who just last week celebrated Louis’ first birthday, are getting ready for Charlotte’s fourth birthday on Thursday.     The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary on April 29 Eighth wedding anniversaries are traditionally marked with gifts of bronze.Earlier today, Kensington Palace thanked royal fans for their well wishes as they reminisced over social media photographs of Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day on April 29, 2011. The Cambridges, who just last week celebrated Louis’ first birthday, are getting ready for Charlotte’s fourth birthday on Thursday. read more

First higher education institution is stripped access to student loans amid concerns

The first higher education institution has been stripped of its access to student loans amid concerns over low quality degrees.The Bloomsbury Institute, which is based in central London and run by a for-profit company, offers degrees in business, accountancy and law.But the higher education watchdog, the Office for Students (OfS) announced on Thursday that it has refused the registration application of the institute, citing concerns about the “quality of student outcomes”.Almost a third  (29.3 per cent) of students dropped out before completing their degrees, according to the latest data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) which showed that out of 730 full time students, 215 failed to complete their courses in 2016/17.The OfS said it was also not satisfied with the graduate employment rates for students after completing degrees at the institution.    Nick Hillman, director of the higher education policy institute, said this is likely to be the first of a “handful” of institutions that will have its application to register declined.He said that the move is “completely unprecedented” adding that the reputational consequences are “quite severe”.Every higher education provider has to register with the OfS in order to receive public funds, recruit international students, award degrees and call itself a university. The decision by the OfS means that any new students wishing to enroll at the Bloomsbury Institute will be barred from taking out loans from the Student Loans Company, and so will have to instead meet the cost of tuition themselves upfront.Existing students will be able to take out student loans to fund the remaining years of their course. The OfS said that the Bloomsbury Institute, which had its degrees validated by Northampton University, failed to meet its conditions for registration on “management and governance”.The regulator said that the Institute’s “student outcome data and a lack of credibility in its student and financial forecasts mean that there is insufficient reliable evidence to determine that management and governance arrangements are adequate and effective”.Set up in 2002 to offer courses in business and computing, the Bloomsbury Institute was originally called London School of Business and Management.It changed its name in 2018 part of a re-brand which it said was to “signal our growing reputation and ambition”.On its website, the institution says: “While many institutions seem designed to keep students out, we’re dedicated to welcoming anyone who has the potential to succeed.”Northampton University declined to comment on whether it would continue to accredit degrees from the Bloomsbury Institute. 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. A Bloomsbury Institute spokesman said they are “disappointed” with the OfS decision and “believe that the OfS has failed to fully appreciate the challenges some of our students face”.The spokesman added: “The OfS decision is based on their concern for students who do not successfully complete our degrees and the proportion of graduates who do not enter graduate employment within six months of finishing their course. “We hope that Bloomsbury Institute will be offered a place on the new Register when we make a fresh application to the Office for Students in the next academic year.” read more

SKF showcasing total lifecycle solutions for mining belt conveyors

first_imgAt Bauma 2016, SKF demonstrated its comprehensive range of solutions designed to enhance the performance and life of belt conveyor systems in mining. They perform a tough job in harsh conditions and there are large amounts of highly abrasive dust that can enter into machinery, mix with the lubricant inside, and cause accelerated wear and eventual failure of bearings, seals, gears, couplings and other rotating parts. Conveyors operate at fairly low speed and under high loads and sometimes at high temperatures placing high demands on the bearings, seals and lubrication. Their remote location can also make maintenance and health monitoring difficult. Together, contamination and lubrication failures account for more than half of all bearing failures in mining applications.SKF offerings for belt conveyors cover the full asset life cycle, and include bearings, housings, seals, lubrication systems, maintenance solutions and reliability engineering. For example, visitors to Bauma saw several SKF design solutions for conveyors, including the SKF Three-barrier solution, housings, sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings, and the new SKF Taconite seal.The SKF Three-barrier solution is an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution that is proven to extend service life of the conveyor pulleys. When installed, the solution provides the conveyor bearing with three layers of protection against contamination and greatly reduces the amount of lubrication required by up to 90%. This reduces maintenance costs.SKF housings feature high-grade cast material and optionally ductile iron material, large ribs in the base and extra material around attachment holes to resist shock loads and minimise distortion of the base and bearing seat at high loads. The sealed SKF Explorer spherical roller bearing uses upgraded steel developed with a new, patented heat treatment process and is factory lubricated and fitted with integrated seals to protect the bearing. The result improves wear-resistance and sealing, offering more than three times the service life under poor lubrication and contaminated conditions.For extreme contaminated conditions, the SKF Three-barrier solution is combined with the new SKF Taconite seal to block contamination entering the housing including high pressure water during maintenance. We refer to this as the “ultimate SKF Three-barrier solution”.Maintenance and operations-focused visitors will also be interested in the SKF Idler Sound Monitor kit, part of the company’s growing range of sophisticated and easy-to-use machinery health monitoring systems. This hand-held condition monitoring tool detects early signs of idler roller failure, helps avoid belt damage and enables more cost-effective maintenance planning.“The conveyor products at bauma are just a small sample of our wide variety of solutions and services for the mining belt conveyor,” says Keith Meyers, SKF’s Global Industry Manager Mining, Mineral Processing and Cement. “Our aim is to help our customers build reliability into their products from the outset, and support their operations and maintenance activities in a way that minimises downtime and cuts total cost of ownership.”last_img read more

First tiny homes event will share tips for living large when downsizing

first_imgThe big world of small living is coming to Clark County this weekend, with the first ever Tiny House Living Festival bringing tiny homes and workshops to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds through Sept. 16.Technically branded as a Portland event — our neighbor to the south is considered an unofficial tiny Mecca in the tiny house community — the three-day event will celebrate all things small living. The festival will feature homes ranging from a converted school bus named the Ellen DeGenerbus, to a tricked out 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon, to homes that look more like log cabins than elevated trailers. Presenters will lead workshops on creative building, codes and certification, a virtual reality walk through several tiny houses, how to collect and reuse rainwater, and tips and tricks on how to live in a tiny house with children.“We really like Portland,” said organizer Coles Whalen, who is based in Colorado. “We like the people, we like the area. They’re enthusiastic about not just small space living but intentional living in general.”And, Whalen added, there’s a home at the show for families of all kinds who are downsizing, whether it’s into 300 square feet or someone going from 2,500 to 1,500 square feet.“We want everyone to feel welcome wherever they are at with their downsizing journey,” Whalen said.While tiny houses on wheels remain illegal within Vancouver, smaller dwellings are catching on in the city. The Vancouver City Council recently adopted new rules for accessory dwelling units making it easier for homeowners to build and rent out small homes or apartments on their property. It can be an attractive option for families caring for older or disabled relatives, or for young people looking to save money as they start their careers. Downsizing and minimalist living in general have attracted popularity in recent years as well, with about 7.7 million posts on Instagram containing #minimalism, and Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” spending 142 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.last_img read more

Antonio backs Sterling following racist abuse

first_imgWest Ham winger Michail Antonio has come out in support of Raheem Sterling and described the City forward as “brave” for his stand against racism.Sterling was the target of an alleged racial abuse on Saturday during City’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea and Antonio who have had a similar experience is supporting the England international for his stand on the issue of racism in football.“I experienced it when I was younger. I was like 10 or 11. A kid called me a monkey,” Antonio told Sky Sports.“I’ve not experienced it as a professional footballer myself, but it’s just one of those things where it happens. It’s just how it gets dealt with.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“To be honest, I think he’s a very brave man.“He’s showing facts and I honestly believe he’s done the right thing.“You can blame one person, but putting it out there and showing it’s not just one person that’s doing it, he’s saying the media, if we can stop it being in the papers, if we can stop it from the source, that’s how it ends.”last_img read more

Florentinos hopeful Christmas message from Real Madrid

first_imgAlongside all his football players from the Real Madrid premises, president Florentino Perez sent a hopeful Christmas message to the fans.The year 2018 is one of the most successful in Real Madrid’s history, one that a man like president Florentino Perez was obviously going to brag about during his traditional official Christmas message he sent out this Monday.It’s not only in football, but Los Blancos also won the European Cup in Basketball and Perez made sure that the fans were proud with his hopeful message for the upcoming 2019.This was arguably one of the most successful years in the club’s modern era, after winning a third consecutive Champions League and the Basketball’s 10th European championship throughout the whole year.Talking about the club’s achievements was pretty predictable for a president like Florentino Perez, with a 2019 that doesn’t look as hopeful as the present year.“In 2018 the madridistas experienced something that has never happened before,” said Florentino on his message via Real Madrid’s official website.“For the first time in our 116 years of history and for the first time in the history of sports, Real Madrid are European champions in football and basketball in the same season.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We will remember it as the year of the Decimotercera in football and the Décima in basketball.”“In football, the third consecutive European Cup and the fourth in five years is something that nobody had ever done; and in basketball we won the second European Cup in four years.”“We have end 2018 by returning from Abu Dhabi as world champions for the third time in a row and for the fourth time in the last five years.”“And also, beyond what has been achieved on the playing fields, I want to highlight the work that is done every day so that this club continues to grow in sports, economically and socially,” he concluded.🎄⚽🌟 Merry Christmas!📸 | #HalaMadrid— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 24, 2018last_img read more

Limebike responds to dockless bike controversy

first_img Carlos Amezcua, Posted: April 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNew dockless bikes are causing controversy all over the San Diego county. Cities like Coronado are impounding dockless bikes that are left in inappropriate areas while cities like El Cajon are embracing the technology as a way to grow their local businesses.General Manager of Limebike San Diego, Zack Bartlett, was in studio to talk about their policies.Limebike is currently serving over 50 communities from South Florida to Seattle, Washington. You can even find Lime in cities like Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland!To find a Lime near you, simply download the Lime app on your Adroid or iPhone, find a ride on the map and unlock it by scanning the QR code or entering the 6-digit ID. Limebikes cost just $1 per 30-minutes, unlocking fee included. For students, faculty and staff with a valid “.EDU”e-mail address, the cost is just $.50 per 30-minutes.Helmet laws vary from city to city. Whenever possible, Lime distributes free custom-designed helmets to the communities we serve as a way to educate our riders. The Lime mobile app also educates users on the best practices when riding a bike, e-bike, or e-scooter. Limebike responds to dockless bike controversy April 2, 2018 Carlos Amezcua Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: limebike FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE 47 feel more staff want and need atretirement guidance postpension freedoms

first_imgWatch Employee Benefits Wired: Maximising pensions potential. The 30-minute panel discussion can be viewed online anytime on EB TV. EXCLUSIVE: Almost half (47%) of employer respondents say the pension freedoms have led to more employees wanting or needing guidance around pension decisions at retirement, according to research by Employee Benefits and Close Brothers.The Employee Benefits/Close Brothers Pensions research 2016, which surveyed 250 employer respondents, also found that 36% of respondents said more employees want more guidance regarding pension saving throughout their career.This is broadly in line with employers’ expectations prior to the reforms coming into effect in April 2015. Almost half (48%) of respondents to the 2014 research, published in November 2014, for example, felt that more staff would want and need more guidance around their pension decisions at retirement, while 43% expected an increase in the number of staff that wanted more guidance throughout their career.Employees’ increased desire for guidance is hardly surprising given the greater choice afforded to them by the reforms. These give staff over the age of 55 much greater freedom in how they access their pension savings, with scheme members now able to take their pensions wealth as a lump sum, drawdown or as an annuity rather than being subject to compulsory annuitisation.The big change this year in how respondents are adapting their pension arrangements to reflect or accommodate the reforms can be seen in the percentage that are referring all staff to the government’s free advice service Pension Wise. Last year, more than a quarter (27%) said they were taking this course of action. This has now fallen to 10% of respondents.It may be employers have lost confidence in, or are reluctant to use, the service given some much publicised difficulties or that employers have recognised the value of facilitating the provision of guidance and advice for staff via the workplace.last_img read more