Liverpool loanee Kane signs new extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool have penned Herbie Kane to a new contract and extended his loan spell with Doncaster Rovers.The 20-year-old midfielder has starred for League One side Rovers this season, scoring six goals from 26 appearances.”It is massive, coming from a massive club like Liverpool, so I’m happy,” Kane said after signing the new deal.”I was excited to get it done. It took a lot of hard work to get this, but thankfully it is done. Hopefully I can carry on working hard and get to where I want to be.”On his spell with Donny, he added: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, to be honest, I’m just trying to do as well as I can for myself and help the team, but also trying to improve.”Hopefully people at Liverpool notice that I’m doing well, and hopefully when I come back to Liverpool it will impact it.”My aim is to come back in the summer and try to make a footprint. I’m hoping I come back in the summer and impress the manager in pre-season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth to reward Ramsdale with bumper contractby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are set to award goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a new contract.According to TEAMtalk, the England under-21 international is set to get a new deal that will double his wages.Ramsdale has starred in the Premier League for the Cherries, playing all eight clashes for Eddie Howe’s team.The youngster has beaten out the likes of Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc for the starting spot.And it appears that his wages will reflect his current status in the squad a little more, if he decides to sign the renewal.
YouTubeThe Jameis Winston crab legs story was one of the craziest of the year in college football, and based on a clip from ESPN’s “Draft Academy,” we may not have had the whole story after all. On the “Combine” episode of ESPN’s series, while going through interview practice with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, Winston went into detail about the crab legs incident, explaining that a Publix employee had “hooked him up” with the free food before someone else called security on him.This certainly changes the story, and seems like it could be an NCAA issue, especially if this is a common occurence. We’ll continue to update on this new development as more unfolds.
Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (centre), and President of the Jamaica Red Cross, Hope Munroe (left), peruse a document on the organisation, during a visit to King’s House today (May 14). At right is Vice President of the Jamaica Red Cross, Susan Moore. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), greets President of the Jamaica Red Cross, Hope Munroe, when she visited King’s House along with other executive members on Tuesday (May 14).
New Delhi: The sarcasm in Ambati Rayudu spelling out his World Cup plans after a munch-debated selection snub isn’t lost on the BCCI but the governing body on Wednesday said it has no plans of sanctioning the batsman. The Hyderabadi, who was ignored in favour of all-rounder Vijay Shankar, on Tuesday created a frenzy by tweeting that he plans to buy 3D glasses to watch the showpiece which begins May 30 in the UK. The 3D reference came a day after chairman of selectors MSK Prasad cited Shankar’s “three-dimensional qualities” to justify his selection. The BCCI brass has taken a note but since it wasn’t a direct criticism of the selection policy, the parent body wants to let it go. “We have taken note of what Rayudu has tweeted. (But) Let’s accept that emotions are running high at this moment. “There is bound to be disappointment and there needs to be an outlet of expression as long as it’s not out of line,” a senior BCCI official said on Wednesday. “He will need some time to soak in the disappointment and it’s understandable. “There is no need for sanctions. Also, he is one of our standbys. If any injury happens there is every chance, he would go,” the official said. Rayudu missed out on World Cup berth after three failures against Australia at home last month. Rayudu’s tweet has got more than 76,000 likes and 12,000 retweets so far. The current selection committee has been largely consistent with its policies but there have been instances in which some players have expressed their disappointment at being snubbed. Karun Nair had spoken about lack of communication after being dropped for the home series against the West Indies having not played a Test in England. Even Murali Vijay was reportedly unhappy at being dropped in the middle of the England series with rookie Prithvi Shaw coming in.
It’s Black Monday — the day after the NFL’s regular season concludes — when 20 to 25 percent of teams (usually of the non-playoff-bound variety) have historically begun their offseason by firing (or otherwise parting ways with) their head coaches. This year, the New York Jets have fired Rex Ryan, Mike Smith is out in Atlanta and Jim Harbaugh left the San Francisco 49ers in a mutual split. Further changes may be coming.Teams don’t take these coaching changes lightly, but for all the focus on the coaching carousel, it’s been difficult for researchers to figure out how much who’s wearing the headset matters.Teams that change coaches have a strong tendency to improve the following season, which could be taken as prima facie evidence that swapping in a new coach makes a profound difference. But it also could simply be the residue of regression to the mean. A poor record is generally required for a team to consider dismissing its coach, but much of the differences in NFL team records is due to luck and not the comparative skill levels of the teams themselves. When that luck evens out, the team appears to improve, even if its underlying skill didn’t change all that much.And this phenomena is essentially what the research on NFL coaching changes has found. Although the average team to change coaches since 1994 has seen its winning percentage improve from .383 to .428 the next season, that’s mostly regression to the mean at work. In fact, once we account for the teams’ previous Elo ratings and the inexorable pull that a .500 record exerts on NFL teams from year to year, there’s little evidence that changing coaches helps teams at all.The aforementioned sample of teams had an average Elo rating of 1437 at the end of the regular season with their old coach, which tends to translate to a .463 winning percentage the following year whether a team changes coaches or not. But the season after making the change, those teams averaged a .428 winning percentage — about 35 points lower than we’d have expected based on their previous Elo ratings. This may speak to broader institutional issues that are correlated with coaching changes but beyond the influence of the coach himself, such as dysfunctional ownership, a poor general manager or players who consistently win less than point-differential-based metrics would predict.These types of findings lend credence to the theory that NFL coaching changes offer franchises little more than the illusion of control over their future. While it may feel satisfying to fans and owners to fire a coach after a disappointing season, it’s tough to quantify the real benefits of such a move — if any even exist.
Ohio State 11-18230%22% ▲ 216% Florida State 10-2138100%<1% ▲ 21<1% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title Washington St. 8-42044530%<1% ▲ 21<1% Oklahoma 11-1331100%99% ▲ 3541% Notre Dame 10-26139—a<1% ▼ 21<1% We can think of the four playoff positions as belonging to the following teams: UCLA 8-42235210%<1% ▲ 21<1% Michigan St. 11-1541462%60% ▲ 138% Mississippi St. 8-42125220%<1% ▲ 21<1% Oklahoma looked impressive. Clemson and Alabama held their ground at the top. Iowa and Michigan State are now on a collision course. Stanford and North Carolina remain in the hunt, but don’t control their own fate. Ohio State lurks in the background.So ends the final weekend of regular-season college football. Now the conference championships will decide which four teams make the playoff. There were 13 teams in contention for a playoff spot going into this past weekend; coming out, only eight of them realistically have a shot now.Here are our updated projections following the Thanksgiving weekend games. (These numbers will change again on Tuesday night after the new committee rankings are released.) Utah 9-32337280%<1% ▲ 21<1% TCU 10-2191060%<1% ▲ 21<1% Alabama 11-121274%79% ▲ 1525% Toledo 9-22432480%<1% ▲ 21<1% Stanford 10-2961148%10% ▼ 6a2% Michigan 9-31021190%<1% ▼ 7a<1% Northwestern 10-21618560%<1% ▲ 21<1% Navy 9-21530440%<1% ▲ 21<1% RankingProbability of … Oklahoma St. 10-21119170%<1% ▼ 10<1% North Carolina 11-11491544%16% ▲ 6a2% Clemson 12-015756%74% ▲ 2113% Mississippi 9-3181150%<1% ▲ 21<1% Florida 10-212222326%<1% ▼ 12<1% Temple 10-225274947%<1% ▲ 21<1% Iowa 12-04122638%39% ▲ 8a3% Baylor 9-271740%<1% ▼ 21<1% College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings as of Nov. 24. Playoff probability changes are since Nov. 25; only changes greater than 5 percentage points are shown. Oregon 9-3177250%<1% ▲ 21<1% Oklahoma. Oklahoma wrapped up its regular season by winning the Big 12 championship on Saturday night, after an 58-23 domination of Oklahoma State. The Sooners now must wait for the final committee rankings to be released on Dec. 6, but by our model’s estimation they are shoo-ins to make the playoff (99 percent).Iowa or Michigan State. The Big Ten title match between Iowa and Michigan State is a de facto play-in game: the winner is almost certainly getting in the playoff. Michigan State is a 64 percent favorite according to the Football Power Index (FPI), and if the one-loss Spartans do prevail, our model gives them a 96 percent shot at making the playoff. If instead the undefeated Hawkeyes win, they’re in the playoff in 98 percent of our simulations.Alabama or an open slot. Alabama won on Saturday and will face Florida for the SEC championship. The Tide’s playoff odds rose to 79 percent, while Florida’s fell to below 1 percent following an ugly loss to Florida State. That means even an upset of Alabama probably wouldn’t be enough to get the Gators in. Instead, a Florida win could open the door for Ohio State or Stanford (if Stanford wins the Pac-12 title game — only about a 50/50 proposition, according to FPI). Our model even thinks there’s an outside shot Alabama could get in despite a loss next weekend, although we doubt the committee will agree.Clemson, UNC or an open slot. Clemson’s an absolute lock if it beats UNC in the ACC championship. If it loses — and the matchup is competitive, according to FPI — what happens next is anyone’s guess. Should UNC beat the Tigers, those odds only rise to 37 percent, meaning there’s a chance the committee could opt for Ohio State or Stanford instead. It’s also theoretically possible the committee could choose Clemson ahead of UNC even if Clemson loses, deciding Clemson’s superior schedule outweighed its head-to-head loss.
After the offseason from hell, the Ohio State football team could enter a phase the program not seen in Columbus in a long time. Because of the recent dominance of OSU football over the last decade, these four words have been seemingly absent from the central Ohio vernacular: It’s a rebuilding year. Tuesday, quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced that he would not be returning to OSU for his senior season. Pryor had a 31-4 record as a starter at OSU, second most wins by a quarterback at OSU, behind Art Schlichter. Pryor passed for a career total of 6,177 yards, ran for 2,164 yards and was responsible for 74 touchdowns. That is 444 points of offense, driving away in a Nissan 350Z. Who is going to step up as Pryor’s replacement? Eventually it will be Braxton Miller, a true freshman from Huber Heights, Ohio. For now, Miller is an unrefined passer, a threat on the ground and 100 percent unproven. When Pryor announced his departure through his attorney on Tuesday, almost immediately, “Braxton Miller” was trending on Twitter in Columbus. It is evident that Buckeye fans are ready for the next chapter, but unfortunately for them, the storybook ending is a long way off. Miller was shaky at best in the jersey scrimmage that replaced the Spring Game this year, and got most of his production against the second-team defense. While he has the athletic ability to succeed, Miller has yet to take a snap in front of an opposing defense at the collegiate level. On top of being without Pryor, the 2011 squad will be without running back Dan Herron for the first five games of the season. Herron led the team in rushing in 2010 with 1,155 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Scarlet and Gray will also be without DeVier Posey for the first five games of the 2011 season. Posey was the Buckeyes’ second-leading receiver, 100 yards behind team leader Dane Sanzenbacher, who had 948 receiving yards. OSU will also be without offensive lineman Mike Adams and defensive end Solomon Thomas for the first five games of the upcoming season. Linebacker Jordan Whiting earned a one-game suspension. In those five games, OSU will play at Miami (Fla.) and at home against Michigan State. These are two teams that could be difficult to beat without a productive offense. These deficiencies don’t even include a young squad that has to replace seven starters on the defensive side of the ball, two starters on the interior offensive line and the lack of experience at wide receiver. If that’s not enough to scream rebuilding year, what is? Former head coach Jim Tressel resigned from his position on Memorial Day, following conversations with athletic director Gene Smith. Tressel said it was “in the best interest of Ohio State” that he resign from his position. Tressel amassed a 106-22 record while at OSU. He went 9-1 against Michigan. He won a National Championship in 2002. And he is gone. OSU announced it would not be pursuing any other coaches until the conclusion of the 2011 season. The fate of the 2011 Buckeyes lies with interim head coach Luke Fickell. Fickell has never had a head-coaching job. Fickell is the team’s former assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. No offense to Fickell, but with names like Urban Meyer, Bo Pelini, Jon Gruden and Mark Dantonio being thrown into the mix for 2012, his coaching experience is coming into question. The reality of the situation is that the Buckeyes are not a top-10 team. OSU is not going to breeze its way through the regular season. And in the first year the Big Ten has planned an official Big Ten Championship Game, OSU can count itself out of the Dec. 3 affair.
The Ohio State Buckeyes stand together to sing “Carmen” after the game against Minnesota on Oct. 13. Ohio State won 30-14. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorAfter defeating Minnesota 30-14 on Saturday, Ohio State moved up one spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll to No. 2. Ohio State was also ranked as the No. 2 team in the nation in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll. The Buckeyes remain in the Top 4 along with No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Notre Dame. Ohio State is one of six teams from the Big Ten in the latest poll, with No. 6 Michigan, No. 18 Penn State, No. 19 Iowa, No. 23 Wisconsin and No. 24 Michigan State. No. 2 Ohio State will face Purdue at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana. The AP Poll: Week 8AlabamaOhio StateClemsonNotre DameLSUMichiganTexasGeorgiaOklahomaUCFFloridaOregonWest VirginiaKentuckyWashingtonNC StateTexas A&MPenn StateIowaCincinnatiSouth FloridaMississippi StateWisconsinMichigan StateWashington State
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, September 19, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, has signaled his intention to get Jamaica re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Jamaica, through the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), is seeking to regain a seat in Category ‘C’ of the prestigious governing body of the IMO in December.In his remarks, read by his Senior Advisor, Bindley Sangster, at the MAJ’s recent 16th anniversary awards ceremony, the Minister pointed out that he had, on three prior occasions, successfully led the team to winning a seat on the Council between 2007 and 2011. He said the Government is keen on Jamaica retaining its status as the leading maritime state in the Caribbean, a standing that has been recognized not only by the IMO but also other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which are maritime countries with similar sustainable development challenges, and the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs).The Minister pointed out that the SIDS and LDCs look to Jamaica for leadership and representation at the IMO and elsewhere. He said the Government is serious about the development aspects of the Authority’s role to facilitate critically important maritime investments, which are clearly outlined in the MAJ’s commissioned study. They will help to create jobs and make Jamaica an envied shipping centre in the Caribbean. The study also shows Jamaica’s potential for maritime investments, such as bunkering, crewing and dry-docking.In 2010, the MAJ commissioned a study called Development of a Framework for Positioning Jamaica as a Shipping Hub, with funding support from the Commonwealth Secretariat.The Minister commended the Authority for a stellar job as the regulatory face for Jamaica’s maritime good order and development over the past 16 years. “You represent Jamaica admirably in the regional and international space, bringing much credit and recognition to the country, and helping to build our profile as a credible maritime state,” he said.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Posted: September 3, 2018 Updated: 8:28 PM Sasha Foo Doorbell video camera shows thief leaving Chula Vista home Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, September 3, 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 SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A Chula Vista couple is asking for help to find the thief who brazenly broke into their home and stole thousands of dollars worth of valuables. The burglary occurred Friday morning while Liz and Daniel Bermudez were at work. With a popular security app known as “Ring,” a video camera inside the doorbell recorded a man calmly strolling out of the front door; carrying expensive handbags and other stolen items including watches, jewelry, and most distressing of all, Liz’s wedding rings.The couple who moved into the house just six months ago believed the intruder may have entered through a small window in the living room. The thief apparently ransacked the couple’s bedroom, cleaning out jewelry boxes, taking handbags from the closet, and breaking into a safe which held valuable papers. Most alarmingly, two handguns with their magazines were also among the items stolen from the safe“The guns are out there with somebody that is doing this in broad daylight. Now, he’s armed. Now he’s got two guns on him,” Daniel said, after immediately contacting the police.The couple showed us the outline of a hand still visible on a window screen, but he left no fingerprints behind because the man was wearing gloves.Two security cameras connected to a Cox Homelife monitoring system were also stolen. Daniel said he called Cox and was told that the system appeared to stop working around the time of the burglary. In the doorbell video, an SUV which resembles a Ford Expedition is visible in the background as the thief leaves the house. The car initially backs up and then speeds away.“With getting my story out there and people watching it, I have a great feeling that something good is going to come out of this and hopefully, that’s catching him,” Liz said.
KUSI Newsroom, San Diego native becomes an international NBA trainer 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Ryan Razooky is an international NBA trainer, San Diego native, and SDSU alumnus. Razooky opened his own private gym called The Hoop House in El Cajon.Razooky said he’s hosted basketball camps and clinics across the globe, from Dubai to Kenya, to Mexico. Locally, he has players traveling as far as Temecula to train with him.For more information click here. August 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 27, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Prevention Magazine announced four new hires: Lori Powell (former food director at Real Simple and deputy editor, food and entertaining at Martha Stewart Living) as food director; Cass Spencer (former deputy art director at people) as design director, Marybeth Dulany (most recently photography director for Health) as photography director and Mia Song (who has worked with Glamour, Men’s Health and Businessweek) as deputy art director. UBM TechWeb named Ed Grossman as executive vice president of InformationWeek Business Technology Network. In doing so, UBM is eliminating the traditional “publisher” role. Grossman comes to TechWeb from sister company UBM Medica, where he oversaw all digital media efforts as executive vice president. CurtCo Media tapped Jamie Rhind as vice president, associate publisher for Robb Report. Rhind was most recently senior vice president/group director at ZenithOptimedia. Former Thomson Reuters vice president of product development and strategy Mark Goodrich joins PCWorld | MacWorld as senior vice president of digital media. Legal publisher ALM named Scott Pierce vice president/group publisher for the ALM magazines division. He previously served as vice president of digital product development. Dave Freygang was promoted to senior vice president of Bonnier’s newly formed Special Interest Division, which includes nearly 40 brands such as Transworld SKATEboarding, Islands, Scuba Diving and Boating. Previously, Freygang was vice president, publishing for the TransWold and Water Sports titles.
My girlfriends were engulfed in the world of Self, Glamour and Marie Claire. Some of us even dabbled with Sassy, and later, Jane and Bust. They were the cool smart chicks of the bunch, but I always felt they were just…lacking. Sassy and Jane fell under (but Jane Pratt is going strong on xojane, and though Bust is still chugging along, its voice has gotten younger, cheekier and hipster. It may be the major magazine for a good pop-feminist read, but I’ve outgrown it.Consider the sequence of a typical women’s magazine: letters, trends, fashion spreads, maybe an interview with a celebrity, more on trends (fashion, beauty, exercise), some obligatory group of “light” recipes, along with a longer editorial on A Serious Topic like genital mutilation or being catfished by a prisoner. It’s content crafted to make women feel guilty for not knowing what’s hot, smart for knowing that this magazine will reveal it, then ashamed for not being able to afford whatever this magazine has revealed. It’s cyclical, and it’s boring. I thought perhaps I was in the minority, being a woman who loves men’s magazines. All of the Big Three’s media kits boast audiences with 30 percent women, so I’m clearly not the only one. Do women read men’s magazines differently from men? In a very unscientific survey (of my two brothers in their twenties and my friend Greg, in his forties), I asked what they liked about Esquire and GQ. My brothers prefer GQ and its fashion tips, the profiles of the women and food. Greg only reads Esquire. As he puts it, “Esquire is not about being a well-dressed, cool man. It’s about being the best man you can be. And even though you can’t necessarily glean any of that knowledge from a magazine, it does a valiant job of trying.”Men’s magazines revolve around cultivating taste: fashion, music, film, books, food, celebrity, sports, cars and (in Details’ case) design. They review where we’ve been and where we’re going, culturally speaking. They’d do better to incorporate more female writers—Stacey Grenrock Woods is a shining example of excellent men’s writing by a female and Jessica Pressler has pushed out some decent profiles for GQ. They don’t always get it right, but the point is: they dare. Yes, they, like women’s magazines, often commoditize gender and make money on reinforcing certain gender stereotypes. But they’re just so glib about it. Where women’s magazines champion us, trying to help us channel our inner sisterhood and answer our Burning Questions, men’s wryly acknowledge that, like most Americans, they’re just stumbling through this crazy mixed-up world, and even they don’t have all the answers. I have plenty of female friends who read women’s mags because they’re mindless entertainment, and I get that. More than anything, I’m an advocate of reading what you enjoy.But that’s just the point that men’s magazines make: entertainment needn’t be mindless.Men’s magazines don’t curate culture; they curate content. They tell me what’s going on culturally and how they feel about it. Women’s magazines ignore what’s going on, because they themselves don’t know how to feel about it. They seem stunted, like the world is just too big for them to comment on—or worse!—that we won’t appreciate a woman magazine’s commentary on larger cultural paradigms. So women’s magazines overcompensate for telling us nothing by telling us everything about nothing (the healing powers of purple fruits! animal prints!). Men’s magazines have their share of frivolity, but they give me the thought stuff too—the national budget, war and PTSD, robotics, a profile of the Vice President. One of the best articles I read was Chris Heath’s coverage in GQ about the massacre of the escaped exotic animals in Zanesville, Ohio. It was a tragic story brilliantly told; and the story of the war between GQ and Esquire competing for the story was just as good. Both magazines published accounts of tragedy; both had writers (Chris Jones for Esquire) on site in the same hotel chasing the same story; both ran in each’s March 2012 issue. I read both articles voraciously, and came out in favor of GQ’s coverage. To my happiness, GQ got an ASME nomination for its story; Esquire didn’t. That’s the other thing I like about men’s magazines: they’re nominated for awards for their journalism, like actual awards, against giants such as The New Yorker, the Atlantic and Rolling Stone. GQ and Esquire are for literary-minded people, for people who care about the actual words on the page. Women’s magazines don’t say anything interesting about the state of culture, they just buy into it. They don’t have a sense of humor about themselves.That’s why I’m sticking with the men—they’re funny, self-effacing and have some of the best editorial content around. None are offering the keys to the universe, but they have a good time trying. I am [spoiler alert!] a woman. But women’s magazines have nothing for me. They’re great when I’m in the salon, but when it comes to reading magazines with bones, with guts, with something to say, the men take it every time. I’m not talking about lad mags, those British imports from 15 years ago. I’m talking about “gentlemen’s magazines”: namely Esquire and GQ, but I also love Details, the dandier kid brother of the other two.I have subscribed to these Big Three for years. I first started reading my father’s Esquire when I was a teenager. Its commentary on music, film and literature was second to none, and its tone was hilarious. Plus it was so cleverly wrapped: a high-end glossy chock full of honest, no-nonsense stuff that I felt smarter for knowing. Sure, it was peppered with self-indulgent photos of female celebrities barely concealing their ladyparts. But to me, it was an obvious statement on American consumerism: that to get people to read smart content, you’re going to have to sell it with sex.
Snapping its three day winning streak, the S&P BSE Sensex fell 58 points on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious over the second quarter results of domestic companies.The Sensex closed at 27,306 points, down 0.21%, while the 50-share Nifty fell by 13 points, or 0.16%, to end at 8,261.”After enjoying three consecutive days of gains, the Indian equity market took a breather on Tuesday amid some profit booking around the 8300 mark. Indices failed to hold on to early gains as the Indian rupee lost strength against the US Dollar. The rupee yet again crossed the Rs65 per dollar mark in intra-day. However, the IT stocks were back in the limelight post the weakness in the rupee,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Muted global markets failed to lend support the domestic stock markets. Tracking the little gains in the US stock markets, Asian markets saw a mixed trend. While Japan’s Nikkei closed 75% higher, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 86 points.”We are in the consolidation phase. Probably, over the next 4-6 weeks we will be experiencing consolidation where the market would fluctuate between ups and downs without doing much,” Jyotivardhan Jaipuria, an independent market expert, told The Economic Times.Meanwhile, global rating agency Standard & Poor’s has kept its rating for India unchanged at the lowest investment grade “BBB-minus” with a “stable” outlook, citing low income and weak government fiscal position.The agency projected the Indian economy to grow by 7.4% this year. It expects the average growth of the economy to remain “just under” 8% between 2015 and 2018.Among the BSE sectoral indices, Power and IT were the top gainers, while Metal index was the top loser.While Reliance Power (5%), Tata Power (2.1%), TCS (1.5%), Infosys (1.3%) and Tata Motors (1.2%) were the top gainers among the Sensex stocks, Tata Steel (3.1%), Hindalco (2.7%), Cipla (2.2%), Reliance Capital (2.1%) and ONGC (1.8%) were the top losers.
Islamic UniversityIslamic University (IU) authorities on Monday suspended a female student from the university allegedly for making ‘derogatory’ remarks about Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Facebook.The suspended student is Mousumi Akter Mou, a final year student of Finance and Banking department of the university.IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif told UNB that IU vice-chancellor Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari issued the suspension order against Mou as she posted an “abusive comment” on Facebook about BCL, the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).A three-member probe body was also formed with IU Student Adviser professor Rezwanul Islam as its head to look into the matter, he said, adding that further action will be taken after getting the probe report.
Myanmar on Friday freed two newsmen for Turkey’s state broadcaster, their local interpreter and a driver after they completed a two-month jail sentence for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone, a prison official said.Cameraman Lau Hon Meng from Singapore, reporter Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia, Aung Naing Soe – a local journalist who was interpreting for the pair – and driver Hla Tin were released from a prison at Yamethin, near the capital Naypyitaw.Police detained the two journalists on assignment for the TRT World television station and the two Myanmar men on 27 Oct, when they attempted to fly a drone near Myanmar’s parliament building.A court last month sentenced them to two months in prison under the colonial-era Anti-Aircraft Act. All four were until this week also facing an additional charge for importing the drone, and the two foreigners were also facing immigration charges.”We released Aung Naing Soe and the crew at 7:20am today because immigration and police have dropped the charges,” said Aung Myo Chun, chief of Yamethin prison.”They have served their two-month prison sentence under the Anti-Aircraft Act.”A police officer told Reuters on Tuesday he had been ordered to drop the charges because the four had not intended to damage national security and to improve Myanmar’s relations with the journalists’ home countries, Singapore and Malaysia.A local photographer said the two foreign nationals left Yamethin prison by car but Aung Naing Soe and Hla Tin walked out of the prison compound.Later, Aung Naing Soe told Reuters by phone that the release was a surprise.”We have been arrested unexpectedly, and now we are so glad to be unexpectedly released like this,” he said. “We didn’t know that we would be released in the morning until last night.”The case came amid tensions between Buddhist majority Myanmar and mostly Muslim countries like Turkey and Malaysia over Myanmar’s treatment of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority.In early September, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Myanmar of genocide in the western state of Rakhine, a charge that Myanmar denies. The United Nations has said an estimated 655,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for Bangladesh since the military launched a crackdown on militants in the state in late August.Two Reuters journalists, who had covered events in Rakhine, were arrested on 12 Dec and are still in detention over accusations they violated the Official Secrets Act, also a hangover from British colonial rule in Myanmar.Their families said at a news conference on Thursday that the reporters, Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, told them they were arrested almost immediately after being handed some documents by policemen who had invited them for a meeting.
In this file photo taken on 20 January, 2014, an unidentified International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspector disconnects the connections between the twin cascades for 20 per cent uranium production at nuclear power plant of Natanz, some 300 kilometres south of Tehran on 20 January, 2014 as Iran halted production of 20 per cent enriched uranium, marking the coming into force of an interim deal with world powers on its disputed nuclear programme.Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has launched a plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity, nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Tuesday.”If conditions allow, maybe tomorrow night at Natanz, we can announce the opening of the centre for production of new centrifuges” for uranium enrichment, said Salehi, a vice president and head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation, according to conservative news agency Fars.”What we are doing does not violate the (2015 nuclear) agreement,” he said, adding that a letter was submitted to the IAEA “yesterday regarding the start of certain activities”.He specified that this was just the start of the production process and “does not mean that we will start assembling the centrifuges”.Under the 2015 agreement, Iran can build parts for the centrifuges as long as it does not put them into operation within the first decade.Salehi also emphasised that these moves “do not mean the negotiations (with Europe) have failed.”European governments have been trying to salvage the agreement ever since the United States announced its withdrawal last month and said it would reimpose sanctions on foreign companies working in the Islamic republic by November.The other parties — Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia — have vowed to stay in the accord but many of their companies have already started to wind down Iranian operations.On Monday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Europeans that “Iran will never tolerate both suffering from sanctions and nuclear restrictions” and called for preparations to speed up uranium enrichment.Iran insists its nuclear programme is for civilian uses only, but opponents in the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia accuse it of seeking to build an atomic bomb.
TulipA lawmaker has postponed giving birth in order to vote on Britain’s divorce deal with the EU on Tuesday.Tulip Siddiq, 36, was due to have a Caesarian section on the big day, but medics have agreed to delay the operation until Thursday so that she can vote on the withdrawal agreement struck between London and Brussels.The opposition Labour MP plans to be pushed through the voting lobby in parliament in a wheelchair.”If my son enters the world even one day later than the doctors advised, but it’s a world with a better chance of a strong relationship between Britain and Europe, then that’s worth fighting for,” she told the London Evening Standard newspaper.A source in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party said it had offered to “pair” Siddiq, meaning a rival MP agreed not to vote to ensure her absence did not affect the outcome.But Siddiq said she did not trust this informal system after the Conservatives broke a pair for a new mother MP last year.Labour colleagues asked John Bercow, the speaker of the lower House of Commons, if Siddiq could have a proxy vote, but he said this was not in his power as such a voting system has not been implemented.Bercow said he would like the procedure known as “nodding through” — where an MP who is on the parliamentary estate but physically unable to cast their ballot has their vote counted — extended to Siddiq’s hospital bed in north London.The new baby boy will be a great-grandson of the founding father of Bangladesh.Siddiq is the grand-daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of Bangladesh.Her aunt is Sheikh Hasina, who was sworn in as Bangladesh’s prime minister for a record fourth term last week after a crushing election victory marred by deadly violence and claims of widespread rigging.