10 months agoSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milan

first_imgSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla attacker Luis Muriel is ready to move to Fiorentina.Muriel was expected to join AC Milan in January, thanks to his agent Alessandro Lucci’s good relationship with the Rossonero.However, Muriel would prefer to move to the Viola.Fiorentina have already offered a first proposal of €12m, which has fallen short of Sevilla’s valuation.Milan coach Rino Gattuso, meanwhile, confirmed yesterday: “I don’t know if we’ve got him, but we have talked about him.“We talked about him, as we did about other players.“Muriel can play wide, but you need to make the most of his characteristics and get him to attack the goal. He can play as a support striker too.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Michigan Has Made ESPN’s “Bottom 10” List This Week

first_img How gross was Michigan’s 35-14 loss at Wisconsin? It was so bad that the block M managed to hold on to the Coveted Fifth Spot, even during a weekend when Utah laid yet another egg at the L.A. Coliseum, Washington State blew a 32-point lead to then-7th-ranked Bottom 10 team UCLA, and the SEC suffered another slew of embarrassing losses (one of those teams is coming up later in these rankings). But in the end, those other defeats still had a little bit of “Oh no! I can’t believe that!” to them. At this point in the Harbaugh era, a clunky offensive performance and a loss in a huge B1G game elicits more of an “Oh yeah. I can totally believe that.”Of course, Michigan is unlikely to stay in the “Bottom 10.” In fact, when they inevitably beat Rutgers this week, the Scarlet Knights will probably take their place.Still, the fact they are in this predicament in Year 5 of the Harbaugh Era is not a great sign. There’s only one way to change the narrative surrounding the program and its head coach right now.Win some big games, starting with Iowa next week and Penn State and Notre Dame in late-October. Jim Harbaugh during pregame before Michigan's game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 03: Michigan Wolverines Head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan has taken plenty of hits in the aftermath of its 35-14 loss to Wisconsin. The latest came this morning via ESPN.Every week, ESPN’s Ryan McGee updates his “Bottom 10” rankings. It is a mix of teams who are clearly among the worst in college football and underachieving Power 5 programs.Right now, Michigan fits in the latter column. McGee has the Wolverines slotted at No. 5 on this week’s list.Arkansas at No. 10 is the only other Power 5 team in the “Bottom 10” this week.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Dhawan starts singing while waiting outside Bumrah’s room

first_img Indo-Asian News Service LondonMay 23, 2019UPDATED: May 23, 2019 15:48 IST The Indian cricket team arrived in London for the World Cup 2019 (Photo: @shikhardofficial Instagram)HIGHLIGHTSThe Indian cricket team touched down England on Wednesday for the 2019 World CupIndian began their training session at the Oval Cricket Ground ahead of the World CupIndia will play their first 2019 World Cup match against South Africa on June 5The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, looked dapper in suits and matching shoes as it posed for a group photograph on its arrival here for the cricket World Cup.As they touched down in London on Wednesday, the 15-member squad, as well as its support staff, shared social media posts, which reflected the mood in the camp.”Jet set World Cup,” wrote vice captain Rohit Sharma in an Instagram post in which he was seen posing with a fit-again Kedar Jadhav and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.While Jadhav shared photos of himself posing like his favourite actor Salman Khan on his Instagram account, all-rounder Hardik Pandya wrote, “On the go, England, we’re coming” on one of his also photos.Opener Shikhar Dhawan shared a video seen of himself, in which he was seen singing a song as he knocked on pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s door asking him to come out.”Can you guys guess how Jassi will save my life?” Dhawan wrote in the post. Bumrah replied, “Especially after a long flight.”In another post, Sharma asked Dinesh Karthik to wear his uniform properly, tongue perfectly-in-cheek.Skipper Kohli posted a team photo, as did many others.Two-time champions India will play two practice matches against New Zealand (May 25) and Bangladesh (May 28) before starting their tournament campaign against South Africa on June 5.advertisementIn 2015, India had reached the semifinals, where they lost to eventual champions Australia.The Indian squad comprises Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (v/c), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (w/k), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami.Also Read | Alex Hales promises to root for England despite World Cup snubAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Steve Smith shows form with 76 in warm-up match vs West IndiesAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow ICC World Cup 2019Follow India cricket teamFollow Virat Kohli World Cup 2019: Dhawan starts singing while waiting outside Bumrah’s roomWorld Cup 2019: India will play two practice matches against New Zealand (May 25) and Bangladesh (May 28) before starting their tournament campaign against South Africa on June 5.advertisementlast_img read more

Win a Detroit Rock City Weekend And Dine With Eagles Guitarist Joe

first_imgHere’s your chance to win dinner with Joe Walsh and VIP tickets to An Evening With The Eagles in Detroit – and all you have to do is donate to charity though prizeo.com.For donating as little as $10 to Facing Addiction With NCADD, you could win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as well as a Detroit Rock City Experience.“I will be performing in Detroit on October 14th, and I want you to be there for an exciting Rock City weekend!” said Joe Walsh. “I’ll fly you and a guest to Detroit and put you up in a hotel and then you’ll get an amazing weekend experience exploring the city! You’ll have an amazing dinner cooked by a fantastic James Beard Award-nominated chef, James Rigato at his newest restaurant, Mabel Gray. Then I’ll send you out to explore Rock City with some of our legendary music spots. You’ll visit Glenn Frey Drive, the Motown Museum, and Jack White’s Third Man Records store. You’ll also visit the Shinola watch store and weigh in on a Detroit staple by sampling rival “coney” hot dogs at American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island. Then you’ll cap off the weekend with a dinner with me before heading to the Eagles concert on Sunday night with two VIP tickets to see the show in style!“To enter to win, just donate a minimum of $10 to Facing Addiction with NCADD, which works to reduce the human and social costs of addiction, every year, until this public health crisis is eliminated. If you want to give more, you’ll earn extra chances to win and score some cool autographed Eagles merch.”The newly-merged Facing Addiction with NCADD (The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) has united more than 850 Action Network grassroots partners, plus 80 Affiliate chapters, and is a leading national nonprofit organization implementing real solutions for turning the tide on the addiction crisis — impacting 45 million American families.Combining these two, far-reaching organizations represents our firm commitment to bring together the best resources in the field in order to reduce the human and social costs of addiction, every year, until this public health crisis is eliminated.To find out more and enter to win, click here.last_img read more

Remembering Loretta

first_imgAPTN National NewsLoretta Saunders was killed in February 2014.She was a 26-year-old Inuk woman from Labrador who was living in Halifax while she went to university.Her family travelled from Labrador to the trial of her two killers last week. The trial was cut short after the pair pleaded guilty to first and second degree murder.On Wednesday, her parents, Miriam and Clayton Saunders, will read victim impact statements in court.But what the Saunders family really want is to remember Loretta.They shared some of their memories with APTN’s Trina Roache.last_img read more

Kleenex to rebrand mansize tissues after gender complaints

first_imgLONDON – Kleenex will re-brand its “Mansize” tissues after consumers complained the name was sexist — touching off a social media conversation about what’s in a name.The company behind Kleenex, Kimberly-Clark, said Thursday that the product, which is sold only in the U.K., will now be called “Kleenex Extra Large.” Packages for the tissues describe them as “confidently strong” and “comfortingly soft.”Kimberly-Clark told Britain’s Daily Telegraph that it in “no way suggests” that being both soft and strong was “an exclusively masculine trait, nor do we believe that the Mansize branding suggests or endorses gender inequality.”“We are always grateful to customers who take time to tell us how our products can be improved, and we carefully consider all suggestions,” the company said in a statement.The tissues, which had been on shelves for 60 years, were launched at a time when large cotton handkerchiefs were still very popular and the brand offered “a unique disposable alternative,” the company said. It remains one of their most popular products, with over 3.4 million people buying the tissues every year.Kimberly-Clark is not the first company to run into a branding issue forced by changing social views.Among the more memorable casualties was stationery maker BiC, which ran into disparaging comments when trying to market pink and purple pens “for her.” Amazon was flooded by reviews poking fun at the strategy and the notion that it was “designed to fit comfortably in a woman’s hand.”In another example, the British grocery chain Waitrose on Thursday said it will be changing the name of its Gentleman’s Smoked Chicken Caesar Roll because of complaints the name was sexist.The roll, which is part of celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s range, contains anchovy mayonnaise, similar to a classic product called Gentleman’s Relish created in the 19th century. Amy Lame, who was appointed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan as the capital’s first Night Czar in 2016, posted an image of the product on Twitter with a smirking emoticon.“I never knew sandwiches were gender specific,” she said. “I’m female but thankfully Waitrose let me purchase this anyway.”The post touched off some spirited replies, with some noting that Pink Lady apples, Lady Grey tea and lady fingers could be subjected to name changes. Waitrose, for its part, said it was changing the name of the sandwich.“It’s never our intention to cause offence — we’re not dictating who should eat this sandwich,” the company said in a statement. “We hope anyone who tries it will love the distinctive flavours.”last_img read more

UK MPs meet TNA in Jaffna

A visiting British parliamentary delegation has had talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on the current developments in the North as well as the political situation in the country.The delegation, on a visit to Jaffna today, met a TNA delegation headed by TNA General Secretary Mavai Senathirajah. During their one week visit to Sri Lanka which began yesterday the delegation is also scheduled to have talks with government and opposition members in the country as well as civil society members. A meeting has also been scheduled with President Mahinda Rajapaksa but the meeting is yet to be confirmed. “We have been clear that we expect progress in both these areas and also access by media and civil society to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), as well as free, fair and peaceful Northern Provincial Council elections in September,” he had said.Burt said that in attending CHOGM, the British Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary will see the situation on the ground, speak with the Government of Sri Lanka, and draw international attention to either progress made or the lack of it. (Colombo Gazette) Last week Britain had issued a virtual ultimatum to the Sri Lankan government saying if there is insufficient progress on Sri Lanka’s own commitments on addressing human rights related Britain will look for a strong and unified response at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alistair Burt had informed the British House of Commons last week that Britain continues to raise concerns about lack of progress on post-conflict reconciliation, accountability, and the current human rights situation with the Government of Sri Lanka. read more

Jobs supply chain growth Why autos are such an important part of

TORONTO – The future of Canada’s more than one million automotive jobs has emerged as a critical part of what’s at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington after the U.S. chief negotiator targeted the sector on the first day of talks Wednesday.U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer opened discussions between the three countries involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement by pointing to the carnage in the manufacturing sector as the reason so many Americans view NAFTA as a failed agreement. He talked about the auto sector in greatest detail.“Thousands of American factory workers have lost their jobs because of these provisions,” Lighthizer said in his opening remarks.He highlighted the U.S. desire for more production of parts in North America as one of the top issues in the agreement that President Donald Trump has dubbed the “worst” trade deal in history.The U.S. proposed a higher content requirement to avoid a tariff. That would include more parts made in North America, including “substantial” U.S.-made parts.The current rule of origin calls for 62.5 per cent of a vehicle’s parts to be made in North America. The exact percentages and details of what he is asking are still unclear, but Lighthizer called for stricter monitoring to ensure companies comply with the rules of origin.He also called for tougher labour standards.Canadian labour representatives say tougher standards would not only mean higher wages and better conditions for workers in Mexico and parts of the United States, but would also help make Canada — where wages are higher — more attractive to businesses because they would level the labour playing field.While the dairy industry and softwood lumber grabbed headlines before negotiations opened, industry observers say it’s time for new auto rules in NAFTA, which was first inked 23 years ago. Some blame the deal for the closure of four assembly plants in Canada and 10 in the U.S. Meanwhile, Mexico has gained factories in the years since the deal has been in place.“It’s important that Canada’s position maintains at least as strong as it has been in the past,” said University of Windsor business school professor Tony Faria, explaining that autos are a crucial part of the economy as Canada’s largest manufacturing export — even larger than the oil industry.“The industry is so large… and the taxes paid amount to billions of dollars every year.”Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland singled out the auto industry as a NAFTA success story in a speech on Monday, where she described how companies have found success using supply chains that “criss cross the borders of North America.”She pushed back Wednesday against specific national content rules of origin, saying that the rules are extremely complex and that any changes would have to be made with great care to ensure they don’t disrupt supply chains.The auto industry in particular has used NAFTA to create efficiencies in supply chains, said Brian DePratto, a senior economist at TD Bank. DePratto believes adding a minimum number of American-made parts into each vehicle could interrupt the supply chain, but it’s too early to tell exactly how much that could cost.“I think that would be a very disruptive outcome at least within the near term. It would require pretty significant realignment of the supply chain for a lot of these auto manufacturers,” he said.“Every trade deal is give and take. It’s a trade off. We’re going to have to give up something or an agreement will never be reached,” he said.Jerry Dias, the national president of Unifor, the union that represents auto workers, said he thinks Canada will have the upper hand in negotiations because the country is rich in coveted natural resources.“We have a lot to offer so we ought not to go in concerned about what the American or the Mexican governments are going to do and the positions they’re going to take. We should be bold in our convictions and stand firm. We have a lot to offer. We absolutely should be approaching this from a position of strength,” he said.In a statement, the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition said it hopes a revised NAFTA deal will remove barriers to trade to increase efficiency, and will help increase exports of North American made products to countries outside the agreement. It said NAFTA would need to address regulatory practices, currency manipulation and trade subsidies in other regions.“We need a trade agreement that will advance manufacturing and trade in North America,” wrote Dennis Darby, the Chair of the CMC.“Modernizing NAFTA could be the catalyst this region needs to come together and compete with the world.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Jobs, supply chain, growth: Why autos are such an important part of NAFTA by Mary Gazze, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 17, 2017 2:00 am MDT read more

Rolf Harris cleared of new child sex charges spanning four decades after

first_imgRolf Harris video link Judge Alistair McCreath summing up at Southwark Crown Court where Rolf Harris (right) was on trial Judge Alistair McCreath summing up at Southwark Crown Court where Rolf Harris was on trialCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA Harris, wearing a pale blue shirt, suit and patterned tie, showed no reaction as the not guilty verdicts were read out by the jury forewoman.Judge Alistair McCreath discharged the jury from deliberating on the further four counts he faced.The prosecution team asked for one week to decide if it will apply for a retrial. Rolf Harris performing on the main stage at Glastonbury  Show more Rolf Harris, the disgraced entertainer, has been cleared of three sex charges after a second trial.A jury took just under a week to find the 86-year-old Australian not guilty of three of the seven alleged assaults said to have taken place over four decades, following a second trial at London’s Southwark Crown Court.Harris is currently in jail following a 2014 trial which saw him convicted of 12 sex offences against four female victims, one aged as young as seven or eight.But his defence team claimed the jury in the first trial had “got it wrong” and that the media frenzy had “without doubt made him vulnerable to people making accusations against him”.The pensioner declined to give evidence at his second trial, instead silently watching proceedings first on video from Stafford prison and then later from the dock with a hearing loop.center_img It also cleared him of groping a blind, disabled woman at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in 1977.And he was also cleared the most recent charge he was accused of – sexually assaulting a woman in her forties after the filming of a television show in 2004.Judge McCreath told Harris he must be present for a hearing next Wednesday, but not necessarily in person, to which he replied: “Thank you.” Harris was allowed to follow the first part of his trial by video-link from prisonCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA The jury took 26 hours and 16 minutes to clear Harris of two charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.The seven women and five men found he was not guilty of indecently assaulting a young autograph hunter when she visited him at a radio station in Portsmouth with her mother at the end of the Seventies. Rolf Harris performing on the main stage at Glastonbury in 2002Credit:Toby Melville/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Teen killed in twovehicle collision at Mabura trail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related2 killed in separate accidentsDecember 2, 2018In “Crime”Porter killed in Kara Kara accident identified as Plaisance residentMarch 10, 2019In “Crime”87-yr-old Canadian citizen dies in Lethem accidentNovember 26, 2017In “Local News” A-sixteen-year-old miner was on Friday killed following a collision between a lorry and a pickup truck in the vicinity of 58 Miles, Mabura Trail, Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The dead teen has been identified as Clayton Docton Skybar of Lot 111 Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). According to Police reports, the incident occurred at about 11:30h.Dead teen, Clayton Docton SkybarThe young man was reportedly in the tray of a truck bearing registration number GPP 4923 driven by a twenty-three year old resident of Helena Number 1, Mahaica East Coast, Demerara (ECD) when it collided with a pickup truck, GTT 2531, driven by a forty-one-year-old man of Timehri Public Road, East Bank, Demerara (EBD).While details of the accident remain sketchy, the vehicles were said to be negotiating a turn at the time of the collision.The motor lorry in which Skybar was travelling was reportedly laden with lumber and was heading into Linden while the pickup was said to be heading into Mabura.As a result of the impact, the young man sustained severe bodily injuries and was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The driver of the pickup truck was arrested and is assisting with the investigation. read more

PyroPhos using CSIRO process to extract saleable phosphate from low value ores

first_imgAustralia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has developed a smelting process to produce soluble phosphate for fertiliser from low value ores, eliminating hazardous waste and making production more economically and environmentally sustainable. Phosphate is a key ingredient in fertilisers and essential for plant health and growth. The A$73 billion global phosphate market continues to grow as demand for fertiliser increases to meet food production needs.CSIRO team leader, Keith Barnard, said the CSIRO-developed PyroPhos process offers a simpler, safer and more efficient alternative to conventional phosphate production processes. “The PyroPhos smelting process uses high temperature to extract phosphate from ores, producing prized phosphate feedstock and a glassy gravel that can be used in road base construction and Portland cement,” Dr Barnard said.“A major benefit of the process is that is can be used on lower grade ores giving phosphate miners and processors the opportunity to increase their productivity in an environmentally sustainable way.” The PyroPhos process is exclusively licenced to PyroPhos, a subsidiary of Process Capital. Director of PyroPhos, Mark Muzzin, believes it’s a unique technology offering in the soluble phosphate fertiliser market. “Our networks and investor base give us the ability to connect PyroPhos technology to the global phosphate industry,” Muzzin said. “We have had an excellent response from the industry and believe it has the ability to make a major impact.” PyroPhos technology has emerged out of decades of research from CSIRO’s award-winning Sirosmelt innovation and pryometalurgical expertise.last_img read more

Fine Gael says water committee report is illegal and it wont support

first_img Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter By Christina Finn ‘Now it’s over to Simon Coveney’ says @paulmurphy_TD pic.twitter.com/IyW5eAS1xW— Christina Finn (@christinafinn8) April 5, 2017 Apr 5th 2017, 7:06 PM Source: Christina Finn/Twitter Barry Cowen says FG weren’t able to accept that water charges are gone pic.twitter.com/Pyvr5aAXuD— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) April 5, 2017 Updated 9pmFINE GAEL HAS said it won’t be voting in favour of the water committee’s report on water charges tomorrow because it is illegal.After almost seven hours of deliberating and voting on amendments to the report, Fine Gael has said what was voted through today falls well short of Ireland’s obligations under the EU Water Framework Directive and puts the country on a collision course with the European Commission.“Ultimately, we cannot stand over a politically expedient report that is misleading to the public and ignores the serious consequences for Ireland,” the party said in a statement.Fine Gael believes if the report’s recommendations are implemented it will leave Irish people open to tens of millions of fines under EU laws and is contrary to the previous advice of the Attorney General to government in relation to this.However, Fianna Fáil maintains that independent legal advice found that today’s changes are legal and can proceed.What happened today?In summary, Fine Gael lost numerous votes on amendments being made to the report today and said it could not support the significant changes made to the document.The 20-member committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services has so far met 20 times in a bid to hammer out an agreement on the issues relating to water charges, refunds and metering.Last week, it appeared that it was inching towards the end, but the whole thing fell into disarray yesterday with Fine Gael’s Martin Heydon stating there was an attempt to dress up the report and to lead people to believe that there will be no charge in any way shape or form.“We believed we were close to an agreement but, regrettably, today this has not proved to be the case,” Fine Gael’s Colm Brophy said this evening.Choosing sidesDuring votes today Fianna Fáil sided with Right2Water TDs such as Solidarity-PBP and Sinn Féin on a number of issues, while on most issues the Green Party and Labour Party members sided with Fine Gael.Fine Gael failed to win a vote to introduce a charge for excessive use of average water usage defined as 133 litres a day.The terms ‘wasteful/abusive’ replaced ‘excessive’ in the water report with ‘penalties’ being included for abusive or wasteful use of water.The final straw for Fine Gael came when the installation of water meters in new build homes was scrapped from the report.In a statement this evening, Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said Fianna Fáil’s actions today were “fundamentally dishonest and shows a blatant disregard for the Irish people”.Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said a process to deal with water was put in place when the government was formed and that his party is merely adhering to that process.He said the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil states that once a final report is adjudicated by the committee the government of the day would adhere to the recommendations made in it and facilitate the passage of legislation. 16,978 Views @EOBroin says final vote to take place tomorrow – says now it’s time for Coveney to ‘keep his word’— Christina Finn (@christinafinn8) April 5, 2017 Wednesday 5 Apr 2017, 7:06 PM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3325784 Share Tweet Email center_img Source: Simon Coveney/Twitter Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said Fine Gael were questioning his party’s integrity, calling today’s events “disappointing”.“They weren’t able to accept that water charge are gone,” said Cowen, who said today there was an attempt to cling on for the back door reintroduction of charges.The behaviour and commentary of Fine Gael representatives on the committee over the course of the last 24 hours has been deeply frustrating and disappointing. After months of hard work by representatives of all political backgrounds, a fair deal on the funding of water and the treatment of those who abuse the water resource was agreed last week by the committee. Sinn Féin said the ball is no firmly in Minister Simon Coveney’s court. Fine Gael says water committee report is illegal and it won’t support it The water committee will reconvene tomorrow. 96 Comments However, the spat over water spilled on to social media, with Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen and Housing Minister Simon Coveney taking digs at one another on Twitter. That agreement has now been abandoned by Fine Gael representatives without any credible explanation.Solidarity-PBP TDs walked to the plinth this evening with smiles on their faces, declaring victory for the anti-water charges movement. @FineGael we did have a fair deal agreed last week but the changes made by FF today fundamentally undermined that deal— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) April 5, 2017 What Now?The committee is to reconvene tomorrow – for the 21st time – the report will be finalised, and a vote will be taken.Fine Gael will not vote to support the report, but the majority of committee members will.The report will go before the Dáil, as early as next week, and the recommendations of the report will be voted on.Under the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (the document propping up this minority government) the government is under an obligation to bring forward legislation to give effect to the report’s recommendations.If they don’t?It would be a breach of that agreement.Coveney has said he won’t bring legislation before the Dáil that he believes is illegal and which  he claims will result in fines by the EU.If there’s a breach in the supply and confidence agreement then it could be curtains for this government.There was a right old barney in the water committee today – so what’s going on?>Irish broadband speed is going to be as fast as it is in South Korea – Naughten> Source: Christina Finn/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

New matches announced for WWE Payback PPV on May 1 Dean Ambrose

first_img Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Twitter Pinterest Jon Moxley Joins AEW Facebook Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Shawn Michaels WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions center_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie Google+ Videos Articles Kevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Added to the card for WWE Payback on May 1 in Chicago and announced on Monday night during RAW from London is Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens and Charlotte defending the WWE Women’s Championship with Ric Flair in her corner against Natalya with Bret Hart in her corner.Here is the updated card for Payback airing live on the WWE Network.WWE World Heavyweight Championship MatchRoman Reigns (c) vs. AJ StylesWWE Intercontinental Championship MatchThe Miz (c) vs. CesaroChris Jericho vs. Dean AmbroseKevin Owens vs. Sami ZaynWWE Women’s Championship MatchCharlotte (c) w/ Ric Flair vs. Natalya w/ Bret HartWrestleview.com will have coverage of WWE Payback 2016 on May 1 starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) along with brief updates on Twitter via @wrestleview.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlottelast_img read more

Brexit High Court rules that parliament must vote over triggering Article 50

first_img Brexit: High Court rules that parliament must vote over triggering Article 50 IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Theresa May has suffered a major blow over her Brexit plans as the High Court ruled today (3 November) that MPs must have a vote on triggering Article 50, the official mechanism to split from the EU.The judgment, which means the government cannot start talks with Brussels until parliament votes on the issue, was made by three senior judges headed by the Lord Chief Justice.The Attorney General Jeremy Wright was reportedly not present in the packed courtroom for the judgment.He had argued that the government had the legal powers to trigger Article 50 under the crown prerogative.The government will appeal the decision at the Supreme Court.May had promised to trigger Article 50 by March 2017.But investment fund manager and Remain voter Gina Miller has successfully challenged the Conservative administration.Liberal Democrat leader and Remain campaigner Tim Farron welcomed the ruling. Given the strict two-year timetable of exiting the EU once Article 50 is triggered, it is critical that the government now lay out their negotiating to parliament, before such a vote is held, he said.So far Mays team have been all over the place when it comes to prioritising what is best for Britain, and its time they pull their socks up and start taking this seriously.Ultimately, the British people voted for a departure but not for a destination, which is why what really matters is allowing them to vote again on the final deal, giving them the chance to say no to an irresponsible hard Brexit that risks our economy and our jobs.Interim Ukip leader Nigel Farage claimed a betrayal may be near at hand in reaction to the judgment.Last night at the Spectator Parliamentary Awards I had a distinct feeling that our political class, who were out in force, do not accept the 23rd of June Referendum result, the Eurosceptic firebrand said.I now fear that every attempt will be made to block or delay the triggering of Article 50. If this is so, they have no idea of the level of public anger they will provoke.The University of Kents Professor Matthew Goodwin told IBTimes UK the judgement could help Ukip. If you ever wanted to know how to pour gasoline on a populist fire, this is it, he said.A seemingly distant group of judges being seen to undermine the will of the British people is exactly an outcome that plays strongly to Nigel Farages claim that the will of the people is not respected by elites in London.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the ruling underlines the need for the government to bring its negotiating terms to parliament without delay.Labour respects the decision of the British people to leave the European Union. But there must be transparency and accountability to parliament on the terms of Brexit, he added.Labour will be pressing the case for a Brexit that works for Britain, putting jobs, living standards and the economy first.What about the Great Repeal Bill?The government has also promised to give MPs a vote on their Great Repeal Bill, which would annul the 1972 European Communities Act and automatically enshrine all EU law into UK law so parliament can scrap or amend Brussels legislation.last_img read more

NonMPO teachers reject Nahid proposal

first_imgEducation minister Nurul Islam Nahid. Photo: Prothom AloThe teachers and employees of schools not enlisted under the MPO have decided to continue their fast until death as they were not convinced with the proposal of education minister Nurul Islam Nahid.Nahid on Tuesday went to speak to the agitating teachers and employees, who had been observing the hunger strike in front of the National Press Club since Sunday. The education minister had held a dialogue with finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith to this end on Monday night, said an official at the education ministry.The Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions, the platform under which the teachers and employees are demonstrating, rejected the proposal put forward by the education minister saying that it lacked any specific time-frame. On Monday, the second day of the fast, 13 teachers and employees fell sick while six among them had to be taken to the hospital.The demonstrators said they would not return till the demands are met.The educational institutions enlisted under the MPO avail a monthly government allocation for teachers and employees while non-MPOs do not get this.There are 5,242 approved non-MPO institutions with around 80,000 employees.last_img read more

Busbike collision kills 7 in Feni

first_imgRoad Accident logoSeven people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a motorbike in Feni Daganbhuiyan upazila on Saturday evening.Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.A Noakhali-bound bus hit a motorcycle in Amirgaon around 6:00pm, leaving seven people including the driver of the bus dead on the spot and 20 others injured, said Daganbhuiyan police station officer in-charge Abul Kalam Azad.The injured were rushed to Daganbhuiyan Upazila Health Complex and to different clinics, OC added.last_img read more

Bullethit body found along IndiaBangladesh border

first_imgThe members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered the bullet-hit body of a young man from Charpara border along Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased was Robi, 30, son of Janu Mandal of Haidarchar in the upazila.Siraj Mandal, chairman of Ramkrishnapur union, claimed that the members of Indian border Security Force (BSF) of Bausmari camp opened fire on some Bangladeshi cattle traders while they were entering Bangladesh with cattle through the border, leaving Robi dead on the spot.On the other hand, company commander of Mohishkundi BGB-47 subedar Jahangir Alam said Robi was killed in an attack by his rivals while fishing.last_img read more

Dungeon crawler showdown Diablo 3 vs Torchlight 2

first_imgThe dungeon crawler RPG is a type of game that has been with us long before we were staring at pixels on a screen. The boiled down essence of tabletop games with enormous stat charts and a notebook full of character details and situation goals has been pasted onto a screen where all you need is a mouse and a keyboard to slay the beasts. By far the most popular dungeon crawler franchise has been Diablo. Undoubtedly, however, there are those who believe that “most popular” hardly means the best. A more recent game series, Torchlight, has been vying for the hearts and clicks of gamers everywhere.So which is the better game, Diablo 3 or Torchlight 2?Pricing and graphicsOf the many things that are different between these two titles, the two most common questions have the least to do with the actual game. How much does it cost and which game has the better graphics won’t matter much to the dedicated fans of either franchise, but when trying to explain the game to a friend these two are the barriers to entry. At $24, Torchlight 2 is the cheap title for anyone to pick up, especially compared to the $50 you’ll pay for Diablo 3. Torchlight 2 focuses on sales on their website and game hubs like Steam, while as Diablo 3 is available from Blizzard directly or in boxed form. Being a significantly less expensive title means Torchlight 2 a great deal… if the game is actually comparable to Diablo 3.With Diablo, you get a lot more for that $50. Your character is constantly connected to the web, allowing you to play socially or alone anytime. That has not been seen as a positive by players, though personally if I am not connected to the web I am usually not playing a game anyway. All of your game data is stored online as well, so you can install Diablo 3 on a brand new computer and pick up right where you left off with no effort. Torchlight 2 does offer some basic online gameplay though, and if you bought the game on Steam you can sync your game data, but Diablo 3 has a more robust online experience due to the fact it has been built from the ground up to be always connected.The graphics and animation styles for Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 come from completely opposite sides of the spectrum. Diablo 3 focuses on hard colors and realistic-looking scenery with bursts of color where appropriate. Torchlight 2 focuses on a generally lighter color palette, and everything in the game is cartoon-like in its animation.If your goal is to become immersed in a dark, violent world where you can feel your character destroy your opponent, Diablo 3 is undoubtedly your game. However, I wouldn’t allow my children to sit over my shoulder as I played Diablo 3, but I would have no problem letting them play Torchlight 2 on their own.GameplayComparing the gameplay of Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 is like comparing a polished, single purpose tool to a Swiss Army Knife. The games themselves are incredibly similar when it comes to how you play the game. You run around and kill everything, completing quests as you go. Eventually you go from killing normal bad guys to a boss fight of some kind, usually at the end of a storytline based quest.Diablo 3 is a very linear game — you travel from point to point with a single large task and complete smaller tasks along the way. You don’t stop off and pick up quests, so much as walk into a new area with an obvious objective that is now additional to your primary task. The game just flows, right until you get to a boss fight. Torchlight 2 is all about picking up and completing tasks as you choose. You have a clear set of storyline quests to accomplish, but every area is saturated with side quests and additional dungeon spaces to explore. You can have anything from a single task to dozens of quests at any given time, and you have to pay attention to what quests you take.Diablo 3 is designed to put just enough baddies in between you and the next big thing that you have leveled up enough to take on. Torchlight 2 spells out a level suggestion for each quest and dungeon, forcing you to pick around in your quest manager for adventures that fit your level. You can ignore the level suggestion if you feel your character is strong enough, or your can run around until you have reached the next level.Torchlight 2 has enough game for you to go all the way to your level cap and still be completing quests. Diablo 3 is obnoxiously designed to force you into completing the same game three or four times in order to meet your level cap. The added difficulties offer a few extra side things that you can do, but not nearly enough to make up for having to play through the same storyline multiple times to max out your character.When just considering the first play through, I found Diablo 3 to be a much more enjoyable game than Torchlight 2 because it had a fantastic flow. Torchlight 2 is fun to play, but the constant stopping to fiddle with your quest manager interrupts the experience. There are options for every little thing in Torchlight 2, including three different choices for what happens when you die. Fortunately, once you get used to the Torchlight 2 system, there’s a whole lot more game than with Diablo 3.Character managementThe whole point of a dungeon crawler is to evolve your character from the lowly level you start off with and develop him or her into the undefeated champion of the realms. This includes choosing what weapons and armor combinations are best suited for your character as well as what skills will best suit your style of gameplay. Torchlight 2 and Diablo 3 have the same basic system, but they both approach it from vastly different perspectives.Equipment in both games is usually acquired through random drops, either when you kill an enemy or inside of the chests that are scattered throughout each game. Blizzard manipulated Diablo 3 to make it desirable to take advantage of a live auction house in order to get the best gear for your character. This auction house later evolved to allow purchases either with in-game currency or real money. Torchlight 2 does not have an auction house, and instead focuses exclusively on equipment being found in game, either through drops or purchases from in game characters.Each character in Diablo 3 offers a specific focus for their weapons and armor choices, which acts a guideline for most of your decisions — you want the monk character to focus on dexterity so they can dodge more attacks than anyone else, while the barbarian should focus on strength to deal the most damage with a single blow. Your skill trees offer some creative combinations that allow for control over how you play your character, but ultimately most people settle in to one of a handful of builds. By the time you have reached level 60, there are probably hundreds of other characters built almost exactly like yours.Torchlight 2’s character building is significantly more granular that Diablo 3. When you gain a new level, you are given points to spend on skills and character attributes. You can create an Embermage that could cover the world in death, but dies if he trips over a log, or you can make a beserker that is seemingly incapable of dying, but struggles to lift his weapons. You have complete control over your characters abilities and can carefully create a unique tool for killing.SummaryI would say that Diablo 3 is the better of the two titles. The gameplay is smooth and immediate, multiplayer is outstanding, and Diablo 3 has the benefit of being the third in a series that consumed more of my teenage years than I am willing to admit.However, there’s a huge difference between a game with replay value and a game that forces you to play the same game multiple times. If you’re looking for a game that will keep you busy for a while and still offer a great dungeon crawler experience, Torchlight 2 is a pretty clear winner. What the game lacks in out of the box appeal, as it takes a while to really learn how to play, it more than makes up for in enjoyable gameplay once you get started.last_img read more