We don’t support Gorkhaland: BJP

first_imgArmy denies link with ‘soldiers’ in video over Gorkhaland  Brewing discontent“The GTA was set up to protect the culture of the gorkhas. But the State government neither gave administrative nor financial powers to the GTA, resulting in severe discontent among the gorkhas. Hence, they started the agitation,” said Mr. Vijayvargiya. His comments came at a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress leadership has accused the BJP of tacitly backing the movement.TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee had earlier accused BJP MP from Darjeeling S.S. Ahluwalia of making remarks which incited unrest in the hills. Earlier this week, BJP State president Dilip Ghosh said his party “does not support such demands based on language or community”. For the first time since violence erupted in Darjeeling hills over the Gorkhaland issue, the BJP has made it clear that it does not support the demand for the State of Gorkhaland.Speaking to journalists on Sunday, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said “we are not supporters of Gorkhaland.” He also alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was responsible for the unrest in Darjeeling as the West Bengal government had not abided by the stipulations under which the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) was set up.Also Readlast_img read more

Crisis hits Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab

first_imgCrisis for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab deepened on Friday as its State president Bhagwant Mann and co-president Aman Arora announced their resignations from their posts while the AAP’s ally in Punjab, the Lok Insaf Party (LIP), decided to snap ties.The chain of events came a day after AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to former Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia on the allegations levelled by him against Mr. Majithia that he was involved in drugs trade. ‘A surrender’ AAP MLA and leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Friday said: “By apologising to Mr. Majithia, Mr. Kejriwal has shown signs of mental weakness and has surrendered, which the party MLAs strongly condemn.”“We feel Mr. Kejriwal should not have apologised. People are even alleging that the AAP in Delhi has joined hands with the Akalis,” he said.Later in the day, after a meeting of party legislators, senior party leader Kanwar Sandhu said deliberations were held to discuss the situation arising out of the apology episode. “We discussed splitting from the party’s Delhi unit and create a separate unit for Punjab. While the majority of MLAs supported the move of splitting, however, a consensus could not emerge and hence we have for now deferred the decision of splitting.” LIP leader Simarjeet Singh Bains, while expressing disappointment at the apology by Mr. Kejriwal, announced he was snapping ties with the AAP. Both parties had contested the Assembly elections in 2017 jointly and LIP has two MLAs. “Mr. Kejriwal has betrayed the people of Punjab and hence we have decided to break our alliance,” he said.’Kejriwal’s apology was no clean chit to Majithia’The opposition parties took the opportunity to hit out at the AAP. While SAD asked Mr. Mann and Mr. Khaira to resign from the primary membership of AAP as well as from the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha respectively – the Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar said that Mr. Kejriwal owed an apology to people of Punjab for not only misleading them but also cheating them.“Instead of tendering an apology to Mr. Bikram Majitha, you (Mr. Kejriwal) should have apologised to people of Punjab for consistently and continuously lying to them,” said Mr. Jakhar.Punjab State minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Mr. Kejriwal’s apology has “murdered” his party in the Punjab. “His action has decimated the APP,” he said.Mr. Sidhu also said Mr. Kejriwal’s apology was no clean chit to Mr. Majithia. “Special Task Force (STF) had found evidence against Mr. Bikram Majithia in the drug trade that has been submitted in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Punjab government can not ignore the facts and role of Majithia needs to be investigated,” he said.last_img read more

Budget will take Maharashtra forward in ‘difficult times’, says Devendra Fadnavis

first_imgMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday hailed the Budget of his government as “inclusive” and one that will take the State forward in “difficult times”. The BJP-led government has been able to retain the growth rate to a great extent despite a drought this year, he said. The Chief Minister also dismissed the Opposition legislators’ claim that the Budget provisions were “leaked” on Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar’s Twitter handle before he read out the Budget in the Assembly. “I congratulate Finance Minister for presenting a very balanced Budget. This is truly a Budget that will take all the sections of Maharashtra forward,” Mr. Fadnavis told reporters. “This is a Budget which will take the State forward even during difficult times,” he added. The State’s fiscal situation was better compared to other States, the Chief Minister said. The allocation for irrigation is the highest among the budgets presented to date, he claimed. The government has carried out impressive work regarding rural roads, water supply and infrastructure development in cities such as Mumbai, Mr. Fadnavis said. Boost for employment for women and the youth in the Naxal-affected areas were among the highlights of the Budget, he said. “We have also allocated ₹1,000 crore for the development of the Dhangar community through 22 schemes,” he added. Meanwhile, Mr. Fadnavis informed that he will be attending ally Shiv Sena’s foundation day programme on Wednesday.last_img read more

Premier League: Raheem Sterling stunner for Manchester City cancels out Wayne Rooney opener

first_imgRaheem Sterling’s fierce 82nd-minute volley saved 10-man Manchester City from defeat as they drew 1-1 at home to Everton on Monday after Wayne Rooney had put the visitors ahead at the Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola’s City had been forced to play the entire second half with a man down after Kyle Walker was sent off for a second yellow card on the stroke of halftime.The numbers were eventually evened up late on when Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin was also sent off, again for a second bookable offence, in the 88th minuteAlthough Everton delivered a determined and tactically astute display, a draw was fair reward for City who had launched waves of attacks throughout the second half.Rooney was set to be the hero after his second goal in as many games this season. The strike was his 200th in the Premier League, making him just the second player after former England forward Alan Shearer to reach that milestone.Photo Credit: Reuters City, who have spent more than 200 million pounds ($258.00 million) so far in the transfer window, fielded an attacking line-up with Leroy Sane given the left wing-back role, while Everton manager Ronald Koeman selected eight English players including youngsters Mason Holgate and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.Not surprisingly it was the home side who posed the early threats and Everton defender Phil Jagielka was forced to head over his own bar in the 26th minute to clear a Sergio Aguero chip.Skipper Jagielka saved the day from more Aguero danger seven minutes later when his outstretched leg foiled the Argentine as he burst goalwards.advertisementFor City, everything was coming through Aguero, who turned creator with a beautiful pass with the outside of his foot to David Silva. The Spaniard collected and fired a fierce shot which hammered into the post.Within a minute of almost going a goal down though, Everton took the lead when Rooney, the former Manchester United forward whose every touch was booed by the Etihad crowd, struck.Leroy Sane gave the ball away in his own half and Holgate fed Calvert-Lewin who showed a clever touch to wriggle space for a low cross into the path of Rooney whose side-footed shot went through the legs of City’s Brazilian keeper Ederson.Rooney celebrated his strike with passion and cupped ears for City’s fans.Matters got worse for City, a minute before the interval, when Walker, making his home debut following his move from Tottenham, was dismissed after his challenge on Calvert-Lewin, a decision that City disputed.Despite City’s numerical disadvantage, there was little change in the pattern of the game after the break with Guardiola’s team pouring forward but clearcut chances were hard to find against a well-organised Everton defence.Substitute Sterling should have done better in the 75th minute but blasted high over the bar from a promising position and then another replacement, Danilo, forced Jordan Pickford into a save with a low drive from a tight angle.But Guardiola was saved from an opening home defeat when Sterling met a headed clearance from Holgate and unleashed an unstoppable volley.Despite Schneiderlin’s contentious dismissal for a foul on Aguero, Everton held firm in the final stages, even after as City went all out for a win.Photo Credit: Reuterslast_img read more

De Bruyne: Unbeaten season not important

first_imgKevin De Bruyne De Bruyne: Man City targeting titles, not unbeaten season Rob Lancaster 04:28 12/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) DeBruyne - cropped Getty Images Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City Premier League Pep Guardiola’s side emerged with another impressive win on Saturday but the Belgian still expects a defeat to come before the end of the campaign Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City’s squad, like manager Pep Guardiola, are not entertaining thoughts of going the Premier League season unbeaten, despite demolishing Tottenham 4-1 on Saturday.City sit 14 points clear at the top of the table, having racked up a 16th straight win – extending their own English league record.Guardiola has seen his side beat each of the teams that finished in the top six last season and this was as one-sided as any of them, Ilkay Gundogan and De Bruyne finding the net before Raheem Sterling added a late double. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The former Barcelona boss now holds records for the longest winning runs in England, Germany and Spain, but has been firm in his belief that City will be unable to match Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League title-winners of 2003-04.Asked if City’s players held a different opinion, De Bruyne told BT Sport: “No, absolutely not.Sweet sixteen WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW#mancity pic.twitter.com/BhPK8TfhTE— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 16, 2017″I think we are here to win titles. We had a great start but there is still more than half [of the season remaining] it’s very difficult, it’s very hard.”But the way we’re going is very good we want to win each game and we’re doing a good job.”The Belgian added: “We know the quality of the team is very, very high and I think this [quality] is more mentally.”Every game is a new game, we want to win every game. “We are busy, we know what’s coming in the next couple of weeks. We are busy with the games that we are playing at the moment and mentally we want to keep going and it was a great performance.”Gundogan stole in to head home the opener in the 14th minute, his first goal of the season.Raheem Sterling Manchester City SpursManchester City SpursThe Germany midfielder’s City career has been punctuated by serious knee injuries and he was delighted to have contributed to such a commanding victory.He said: “Today was a special performance from all the team. I’m happy to be on the scoresheet. I thought we did an incredible job and could’ve scored a lot more goals, incredible performance and we are happy to beat a team like Tottenham.”I’ve been through tough times and especially games like today, where you are able to improve self-confidence, are very important for me at the moment. I’ll try to keep going over the next games and today was a good day.”last_img read more

Klopp: I hope Salah doesn’t stop

first_imgLiverpool Klopp: Hopefully Salah doesn’t stop at 30 goals Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 10:37 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool Mohamed Salah Porto v Liverpool Porto UEFA Champions League Jürgen Klopp Sadio Mané Videos The forward has starred for Liverpool this season and his manager hopes there is more to come from the Egyptian Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes star forward Mohamed Salah can continue his goalscoring ways after reaching 30 goals for the season.Salah’s latest goal helped Liverpool to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday as Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick to go with a Roberto Firmino strike.The Egypt star became the second fastest to reach 30 goals for Liverpool (36 games), second only to George Allan. Editors’ Picks 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 Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Klopp hopes there is even more to come from Salah, who has starred since arriving from Roma in the off-season.”That he plays a good season, I recognise that already. But it’s of course very important for us,” he told a news conference.”I think each goal was kind of a winner and that’s very important. We spoke about Mo in the last few weeks, completely deserved, but obviously Sadio had his comeback tonight, very good, and Roberto was there again after outstanding work rate again.”It was good. Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] obviously as well. Congratulations but hopefully he [Salah] will not stop.”While Salah has starred, hat-trick hero Mane has been unable to reach top form so far this season, but he showed signs of his best against Porto.Klopp said he was glad to see Mane, who now has 12 goals this campaign, recapturing some of his best form.”He gave the right answer. That’s good. I said to him after the last game, ‘finally, you’re back’ immediately after when we talked on the pitch,” he said.Happy Valentine’s Day, Reds.   pic.twitter.com/7tIbilgQqe — Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 14, 2018 “Tonight he showed it again what a fantastic player he is. He was always important, he was always fantastic for us, even in his not-that-good moments. That’s a real quality if you are not 100 per cent and still scoring, maybe not that often but involved in goals then that’s really important.”Then they will come if you keep on working really hard like he did then there can be a moment like this.”The first one was a little bit lucky I think, but then the other two were being in the right place the second one and using your fantastic skills for the last one. Good, really good, and I am happy about it.”Liverpool return to the pitch with a Premier League clash against West Ham on Saturday.last_img read more

Agriculture Ministry to Lobby EPA on Pesticide Use

first_imgThe Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is seeking the assistance of key regulators in the United States, to lobby the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on pesticide options.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, explained that following on the work of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) committee, several pesticides have been evaluated and proven effective; however, they are not approved by the EPA.He said the Ministry will be soliciting the support of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “as we make representation to the EPA for having other pesticide options, besides Botran, which is the only chemical approved to date”.The FSMA committee was set up to develop a strategy to improve the capacity of farmers and fresh produce exporters to become compliant with the legislation, which is aimed at ensuring the safety of foods entering the North American country. The law requires that pesticides are used according to their EPA-approved label use.Minister Clarke, who was speaking at the opening of a training programme in good agricultural practices at the Knutsford Court Hotel New Kingston, on February 18, also used the opportunity to request the continued support of the USDA and FDA in strengthening the country’s food safety capacity. “You will recall that under Section 305 of the new FSMA, there is a regulation which speaks to ‘Building Food Safety Capacity of Foreign Governments’ and we wish to highlight to you that immediately, we are available for such assistance,” he stated.The five-day course, implemented by the Ministry in collaboration with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), is being executed by the US-based Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN).It aims to improve the competencies of officers of the Ministry and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), farmers, exporters, among other stakeholders.last_img read more

After LS fireworks JK resolution cleared

first_imgNew Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories.The resolution was adopted by Lok Sabha with 351 members voting in its support and 72 against it, while one member abstained. The bill to create two UTs -Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh – was passed by 370 votes in favour and 70 against. PM Modi hailed the passage of bills on Jammu and Kashmir in Parliament as a “momentous occasion” in parliamentary democracy and said a new dawn awaits the state which is now free from the “shackles” of vested interest groups. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe resolution and the bill were approved by Rajya Sabha on Monday. Replying to the debate on the resolution for abrogating some provisions of Article 370 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019, Home Minister Amit Shah said that India will continue to claim the territories of Jammu and Kashmir under the occupation of Pakistan and ruled out any talks with separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference. Shah also said the Modi government will have no hesitation in restoring statehood to Jammu and Kashmir when normalcy returns. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayDefending the government’s action to put restrictions in Kashmir Valley in the last two days, the home minister said the law and order there has not deteriorated and whatever actions have been taken were all precautionary. The opposition in Lok Sabha on Tuesday accused the government of not consulting “stakeholders” before deciding on abrogating provisions of Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a charge rejected by treasury benches which said Parliament represents the will of the people. Bengal Chief Minister on Tuesday said the Centre should have consulted all political parties before deciding to scrap Constitutional provisions that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Initiating the debate on the motions, Manish Tewari tried to trace the origins of Article 370 and said the then Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir chose to accede with India. T R Baalu (DMK) said the government should have got the resolution and the bill passed as it has a “brute” majority. After the resolution and the bill were adopted, Speaker Om Birla adjourned Lok Sabha sine die.last_img read more

Kelly Ripa And Donna Karan To Host Super Saturday 17

first_imgCopyright ©2014Look to the Stars Super Saturday 17 is almost here! The most sophisticated, stylish and luxurious garage sale in the Hamptons is this Saturday, July 26th from 1PM – 6PM at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, New York.Super Saturday 17, is sponsored by QVC and hosted by larger than life TV host Kelly Ripa and New York native and fashion powerhouse Donna Karan. All net proceeds from this amazing family oriented event go straight to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) – the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research.Besides the world class shopping, guests are treated to gourmet goodies, beauty treatments and an on site luxury raffle. Bidding for the raffle will take place on at www.charitybuzz.com/supersaturday. Guests can also swing by the Rolls-Royce photo booth to support OCRF even further. Every time you share a photo Rolls-Royce will make a donation!The best part of Super Saturday is that there is something for everyone in the family. For the children Super Saturday offers games, arts and crafts, and this year Stitched Fashion Camp makes its way onto the scene by giving children the chance to call upon their inner designer and design their own personalized tee’s with multiple designs by Swarovski.Each year major names such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, INTERMIX, Vince, IRO, Alexis Bittar, Bonpoint, Theory, Elie Tahari, Diane von Furstenberg, alice + olivia, Scoop NYC, Vilebrequin, J Brand, Helmust Lang and nearly 200 others set up shop in support of the cause.OCRF and QVC will air “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE,” a live broadcast from 2:00PM-4:00PM EST, offering national viewers a chance to purchase designer clothing, jewelry, and accessories. All profits will be benefitting OCRF. In previous years the live broadcast has raised more than $7.4 million for OCRF.For more information about “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE,” please visit: QVC.com/SuperSaturday.For more information about Ovarian Cancer Research Fund please visit their website: ocrf.org/supersaturday.last_img read more

Senior UN African Union officials outline worsening situation in Darfur

Yesterday’s meeting, held at UN Headquarters, also focused on the recent decision of International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo – who is visiting New York this week for talks with international leaders – to seek an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and AU Commission Chairperson Jean Ping, who jointly convened the gathering of senior officials from the two organizations, heard briefings on the latest developments on the ground in Darfur.Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes discussed the deteriorating security situation and its impact on efforts to bring aid to those in need across Darfur, a region roughly the size of Spain on Sudan’s western flank.Joint UN-AU Special Representative Rodolphe Adada noted that the situation has been relatively calm over the past few days, following the recent upsurge in violence, especially in North Darfur.Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susana Malcorra told the meeting about the current challenges to the full deployment of UNAMID, the hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping force. The operation is slated to have about 26,000 troops and police officers when it reaches its peak, but currently has around only 10,000 uniformed personnel in the field.The officials also reviewed Mr. Adada’s activities, voiced the need for an early normalization of relations between Sudan and neighbouring Chad, and highlighted the importance of expediting the political process in Darfur.In addition, they discussed the so-called Qatari initiative, which is aimed at furthering efforts to broker peace between rebels, the Government and the allied Janjaweed militiamen, who have been fighting since 2003.During that period, some 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed as a result of direct combat, disease or malnutrition, while another 2.7 million people have been displaced because of the violence. Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani, who chairs the Ministerial Committee as part of that initiative, is also expected to meet with Mr. Moreno-Ocampo in New York this week.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo’s visit comes two months after he requested an arrest warrant for Mr. al-Bashir for allegedly committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide over the last five years.“We presented a solid case. The evidence shows that crimes against Darfurians continue today,” Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said. “[Mr.] al-Bashir has complete control of his forces, and they are raping women today, they are promoting conditions in the camps to destroy complete communities and they are still bombing schools,” he added.The ICC pre-trial chamber is reviewing the evidence submitted by prosecutors to determine if there are reasonable grounds to believe the Sudanese President committed the alleged crimes and issue the arrest warrant.“The judges will decide. Those sought by the court have to face justice,” Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said referring to his request for the arrest warrant. “Between criminals and 2.5 million victims, they should make the right decision.”“It is an immense challenge for the political leaders of the world. They have to protect the victims and ensure the respect for the court’s decisions,” the ICC Prosecutor added, ahead of the General Assembly annual high-level debate, which starts tomorrow.The prosecutor has also requested information from the Sudanese Government about the August attack on the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), where UNAMID said it had found evidence suggesting that Government forces killed at least 31 civilians while executing a search warrant for illegal weapons and drugs.A third ICC Prosecutor’s investigation coming to completion is focusing on crimes committed by rebels, in particular the attack on African Union (AU) peacekeepers in September last year in Haskanita.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo “will be meeting senior United Nations officials and expressing his appreciation of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s staunch support for the independence of the international judiciary,” a spokesperson for the prosecutor told the UN News Centre.Others meeting with Mr. Moreno-Ocampo include British Minister of State responsible for Africa, Asia and the UN Mark Malloch Brown, French Minister of State for Human Rights Ramatoulaye Yade-Zimet and Netherlands Foreign Minister Maxime Jacques Marcel Verhagen. 22 September 2008Top United Nations and African Union officials have held a meeting in New York to review the political, security and humanitarian situation in Darfur, including ongoing efforts to deploy a joint peacekeeping mission to the war-torn Sudanese region. read more

BMOs results show its too soon for banks to feel impact of

TORONTO – The Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) saw its first-quarter profits shrink, but analysts say lower oil prices didn’t have as much of an impact as anticipated.“Everyone’s talking about oil and how that’s going to impact the banks, but the full impact hasn’t really hit yet and I think it’s going to take a couple of quarters before it does,” said Morningstar analyst Dan Werner.BMO on Tuesday was the first of the big Canadian banks to release its first-quarter results, reporting a profit of $1 billion or $1.46 per share, down from $1.06 billion or $1.58 per share a year ago. Revenue grew to $5.06 billion, from $4.48 billion.On an adjusted basis, BMO said it earned $1.04 billion or $1.53 per share for the quarter, down from $1.08 billion or $1.61 per share a year ago. That’s 10 cents below analyst expectations of $1.63 per share of adjusted profits.BMO attributed the lower adjusted profit to falling long-term interest rates on its insurance business, which the bank said reduced its adjusted earnings by six cents per share.Some analysts had predicted that investment banking business from the oilpatch would dry up during the quarter due to the recent plunge in the price of oil.Although BMO’s capital markets division — which includes investment banking — saw its revenues drop 20 per cent from a year ago to $221 million, analysts said the segment performed better than expected.Meanwhile, “exceptionally strong growth” south of the border offset slowing growth in BMO’s domestic retail banking operations, according to Barclays analyst John Aiken.BMO’s U.S. banking business increased its first-quarter profits by 15 per cent to $192 million, while its Canadian banking arm grew profits by four per cent to $502 million.All of the big Canadian lenders are facing headwinds, including tight lending margins due to rock-bottom interest rates and a growing reluctance by stretched Canadian consumers to take on more debt.Despite these challenges, BMO’s chief executive says he expects the bank’s revenue to improve during the second half of the year.“The current operating environment poses both challenges and opportunities,” Bill Downe told investors during a conference call Tuesday. “In this environment, we’re keeping a close check on expense growth.”Royal Bank (TSX:RY) and National Bank (TSX:NA) will report their earnings on Wednesday, with TD Bank (TSX:TD) and CIBC (TSX:CM) slated to follow on Thursday. Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) will report on March 3.Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version gave an incorrect adjusted EPS figure for the 2014 quarter BMO’s results show it’s too soon for banks to feel impact of oil price: analysts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 24, 2015 7:30 am MDT read more

Two dead in motorway crash between lorry and minibus

Two people have died and three more are being treated for serious injuries after a lorry and a minibus crashed on a motorway.Air ambulances were called to a stretch of the M4 in Berkshire at 12.20pm on Thursday after the two vehicles collided.The two people killed were travelling in the minibus and died at the scene.Six other people on board the minibus were taken to hospital for treatment, with three of them having suffered serious injuries.The driver of the lorry was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.The stretch of the M4 between junction 14 at Hungerford and junction 13 at Chieveley is closed in the eastbound direction.Earlier on Thursday, the motorway was closed in both directions so the air ambulances could land.Police have also been trying to turn around drivers caught in the tailback.Police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or has dash-cam footage to call 101. 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. read more

No respite yet from drainage overflow

first_imgMallapur: The overflow of drainage water has become a common sight for the residents of Mallapur for the past eight months. This is causing a lot of inconvenience to the residents while walking on the roads. The entire stretch of road is inundated by drainage water and it remains stagnant on the roads causing lot of hardships to the motorists. Children and elders in the area feel uncomfortable to go out because of the foul smell being emitted by the drainage and mosquitoes swarming all over the area.last_img

Forrest Earns Honorable Mention on Final Day of NCAA Championships

first_imgForrest finished 22nd in discus with a throw of 49.47m/162-03. It was her second event of the competition after placing 15th in hammer throw on Wednesday, collecting second team All-American honors. AUSTIN, Texas – Sophomore Makenli Forrest wrapped up the University of Louisville’s 2019 track and field season with honorable mention recognition in discus on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the University of Texas. NCAA Outdoor Track & Field ChampionshipsMike A. Meyers Stadium | Austin, TexasJune 8, 2019 In her outdoor season, Forrest threw a season best of 63.08m/206-11 in hammer throw and set a new personal-best mark of 55.76m/182-11 in discus. Women’s Discus22. Makenli Forrest – 49.47m/162-03 Print Friendly Version As a team, the Louisville women finished tied for 55th with two points. Story Linkslast_img read more

Check Out Atomic Blonde The Coldest City Before the Movie

first_img MovieBob Reviews: ATOMIC BLONDEAtomic Blonde Early Reviews Call it Fun and Disposable, and That’s… You may have seen trailers for the vibrantly intense action film Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron which hits theaters later this July. The actress is co-producing the film and is joined by John Wick Director David Leitch. But what you may not know is that this sexy gun-fu infused flick is actually based off a spy thriller graphic novel released in 2012 entitled The Coldest City written by Atony Johnston.The year is 1989. Communism is in the midst of collapsing and very soon the Berlin Wall will crumble down along with it. Before the end of an era, there are still a few loose ends that need to be tied up. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was murdered in Berlin carrying some important information. What information you may ask? Just a list containing every single espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. Now an outside agent with no ties by the name of Lorraine Broughton is brought in to investigate. Our main lead is instantly thrown into a whirlwind of problems right off the bat as she must punch, kick and fire her way out of harm’s way to uncover the truth. A number of defections gone awry; along with counter-espionage and social unrest make this slow paced graphic novel move, which was very much to my liking.What at first looked like a black & white spy thriller that did not interest me in the least, turned into a strong mystery that I was anticipating reading until the very end. There are a lot of really powerful moments, one in particular about woman’s rights in the late eighties. Sure Atony wrote this in 2012, but it is still a problem our world is dealing with to this very day, and it’s nice to see an author help his book grow by including it. Other parts of the book are completely in German to show the language barrier that Lorraine is faced with. Luckily for readers, she isn’t fluent in the language and brings it up every so often when a local goes on a tangent. While the common reader may be annoyed by this, I think German readers will enjoy the sleuth story just a bit more being more informed.The art style Sam Hart brings to the table is something between an architect rendering of a new plaza coming soon; to the grim borough dwellers of Sin City. The colorless pages fit the tone of the piece pretty well, which is interesting seeing how the movie is full of vibrant pinks and aqua colors of the nineteen eighties.The Coldest City is an engaging read for anyone who is into grounded spy thrillers. Even non-comic readers I think will get a kick out of this dastardly tale. The back and fourth storytelling is sharp, while at times, justice is easily served to those who have fallen down the dark path. It will be interesting to see how the film adaptation turns out. I mean the title was changed in the middle of production and honestly, it makes no sense in comparison to the graphic novel as Lorraine is brunette practically the entire book. But I will admit my curiosity is definitely peaked now after this down and dirty read.Pre-order now from Amazon. The preview is available for free on Comixology. The full book will be released in print and digitally May 23rd.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. Stay on targetlast_img read more

The best Star Wars rumors this week are about Kylo Ren and

first_imgThis week on the rumor front there were a number of small peeks at the filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII. By small, I mean literally small, because people are getting photos and video of ant-sized Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley on the set. Let’s get right into it after, after a traditional warning for spoilers below!Star Wars: Episode VIIIThursday saw a nice little collection of photos, including what appears to be Kylo Ren, Rey, some Knights of Ren, and this handsome fellow:Another new report from Ireland says that there may be a scene featuring Jedi Master Luke Skywalker meditating about his old home world while on Ahch-To. Here’s the breakdown of what sources said:According to people in the area the location is being called “The Mediation Rock” by the crew. There is a scene with Luke Skywalker as he meditates on this rock. The strange part is that in concept art glimpsed around the location, suddenly Ahch-To has a binary sunset while Luke meditates. I’m thinking the concept art is implying that Luke sees this when in a meditative state because if the planet had two suns it would be a lot hotter than it is. Perhaps mentally going back to the twin sunsets of Tatooine centers the old Jedi? And here’s what that location looks like:Another scene being filmed at Ceann Sibeal has some of the most interesting action spotted yet on the Ireland locations. It appears to be some Knights of Ren gathered around a crashed ship. A very large fan and lots of smoke were used during the filming of this scene, and there also appeared to be fire.There is smokeA ship appears to have crashedA group of men dressed as black knights with black helmets approach the smoky debrisAll of the knights then kneel around the smoky locationIt appears as if one of the knights perished in the crash or someone important is about to step out of itIt’s not clear exactly what’s going on in the sequence, and it’s been pretty hard to get clear images from these locations, but the knights (far left) and the smoke can be seen very well in this image posted to TheForce.Net forums by user nightangel:If you’re a fan of the Millennium Falcon, some spectacular photos of the ship on set at Pinewood were posted by Oblivion State this week.Speaking of the Millennium Falcon, trusty co-pilot Chewbacca was spotted at a local school in Ireland confirming that he was indeed on the Ceann Sibeal set. And if you like Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne, she’s on The Star Wars Show this week:Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryRumors for Rogue One were absent this week, but we did get confirmation of some recent leaks via The Star Wars Show above. It revealed the key art from Star Wars Celebration Europe, and gave us some names for a bit of the new tech in the film.First off, the hat Jyn Erso is wearing in the art matches recent Lego figure leaks. The goggles look a lot like the ones Han and Luke wore on Hoth. It was also explained that the troopers referred to as Scarab Troopers on set are officially called Shoretroopers, seen below.Finally, it was also revealed that the AT-ACT is the new Imperial vehicle spotted in the trailer and revealed in the Official Visual Story Guide leak from last week. AT-ACT stands for “All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport.” These AT-AT variants look a lot like the ones in Star Wars: Rebels.This art is really beautiful and has a very Ralph McQuarrie quality to it. I wouldn’t mind having it for my home, and we can’t wait to see what else comes out of Star Wars Celebration London!last_img read more

VIDEO Before the 2003 draft lottery LeBrons future Cavs teammates gave a

first_imgThe 2002 Cavs tanked their way into a bunch of ping pong balls the NBA Draft Lottery thanks to an abysmal 17-65 campaign. The lottery pick ended up becoming Ohio’s own chosen one, LeBron James, the most hyped NBA prospect in modern history.You’d think a 17-win team would be excited to add James, but that wasn’t really the case. In a local news interview ahead of the draft lottery, the Cleveland veterans, including notorious franchise greats Darius Miles and Ricky Davis, weren’t all that impressed at the prospect of adding LeBron. Miles comment that James  can “hop on our bandwagon” has to instantly go into the Lack-of-Self-Awareness Hall of Fame. Carlos Boozer even said there were multiple players on the Cavs roster better than James at his position. Really? Who? Jumaine Jones? Bimbo Coles?Call it jealousy, but this isn’t the welcome wagon you would expect from guys that almost lost 70 games. Most of the Cavs in this clip were shipped out within a year or two, with Smush Parker moving on to be mentally abused by Kobe Bryant with the Lakers. As for James, we know how that all turned out.Watch this clip and hop on Darius Miles’ bandwagon. It’s filling up fast.h/t Jordan Hecklast_img read more

BPO Service Market to Eyewitness Massive Growth by 2024 Leading Key

first_imgTable of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Abbreviation and AcronymsChapter 3 PrefaceChapter 4 Market LandscapeChapter 5 Market Trend AnalysisChapter 6 Industry Chain AnalysisChapter 7 Latest Market DynamicsChapter 8 Trading AnalysisChapter 9 Historical and Current BPO Service in North America (2013-2018)Chapter 10 Historical and Current BPO Service in South America (2013-2018)Chapter 11 Historical and Current BPO Service in Asia & Pacific (2013-2018)Chapter 12 Historical and Current BPO Service in Europe (2013-2018)Chapter 13 Historical and Current BPO Service in MEA (2013-2018)Chapter 14 Summary for Global BPO Service (2013-2018)Chapter 15 Global BPO Service Forecast (2019-2024)Chapter 16 Analysis of Global Key Vendors The BPO Service Market research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and statistically-supported and industry-validated market data and projections with a suitable set of assumptions and methodology. It provides analysis and information by categories such as market segments, regions, and product type and distribution channels. Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3185454?utm_source=RK-HTN Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is used by many companies for a variety of reasons. BPO can be defined as defined as a third party performing the essential operational roles and responsibilities of certain business functions for a company. By Market Players: Wipro, ServiceBPO, Accenture, Infosys BPO, Capri The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the BPO Service industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the BPO Service industry, followed by industry news and policies.center_img The Global BPO Service Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones. For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the BPO Service industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the BPO Service industry, followed by industry news and policies. Inquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3185454?utm_source=RK-HTNAbout Us: Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

NASA Now Working On Giving Recognition To Hidden Figures Who Helped Make

first_img DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Ads by Amazon (4333) Related Products (2162) ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY $7.99$7.99 Bestseller $10.49 ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Hidden Figurescenter_img (244) Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition ENDS IN All Bestseller ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women… $7.67$8.99 The event was attended by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz who, along with Senators Ed Markey, John Thune, and Bill Nelson, introduced the bipartisan bill to give the street a new name last August. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Shetterley, and members of the Johnson, Jackson, and Vaughan families were also there to witness the official designation.”Because for years, and then decades, and then centuries, when little girls and little boys come to see NASA, they’re going to look up and see that sign, and they’re going to say ‘Hidden Figures? What’s that? What does that mean?'” Cruz told the crowd. “And that, in turn, is going to prompt a story — a story about the unlimited human potential of all of us.”The designation ceremony took placed ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.The Hidden Figures Behind NASA’s Space ProgramIn the 1940s, NASA began recruiting African-American women as “human computers.” They calculated everything, from how many rockets were needed to make a plane airborne to the trajectory of the first historic flight of Alan Shepard a.k.a the first American in space.However, these women were also subjected to racism. They were separated from other human computers due to the color of their skin and their significant contribution to the early successes of the space agency were largely ignored.In February, NASA also renamed its Independent Vertification and Validation Facility in Fairmont, Virginia after Johnson who directly worked on Shepard’s Freedom 7 mission in 1961. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, by former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2015. TAG NASA, Hidden Figures, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson Close Everyone who will visit the NASA headquarters will be reminded of three African American women who made significant contributions to the agency’s space flight program in the 1960s.NASA Honors Contribution Of African American Human ComputersOn Wednesday, June 12, a street in Washington, D.C. was renamed “Hidden Figures Way” to honor the work of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. The street name was a nod to the book authored by Margot Lee Shetterly and the subsequent Oscar-nominated movie that chronicled the struggles and successes of the “human computers.””I just want to say these were the three hidden figures in a very prominent book that became a magnificent movie that started a movement that brought all of us here today,” stated NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “Here we are, 50 years after the landing of the Apollo 11 Moon lander, celebrating those figures who were, at the time, not celebrated.”last_img read more

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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Related Content March 14, 2012 – Brainlab won a coveted red dot award. Creative heads and manufacturers from all over the world submitted 4,515 designs altogether to the international product competition. Feature by benefit, Curve inspired the experts and received the globally sought after red dot in product design.Curve’s advanced surgical navigation system for the brain and body features the latest image guidance software powering advanced 3-D displays. Curve incorporates great ergonomics, two game-changing, multi-directional touch terminals, digital HD, hi-fi and wi-fi.“Using a human-centered design approach, we set out to challenge conventional surgical utility to help foster collaboration and potentially improve patient outcomes,” stated Stefan Vilsmeier, president and CEO of Brainlab. “Curve represents thousands of enhancements based on years of feedback from our customers. Incorporating user feedback has always been a priority for Brainlab and has helped to produce the ultimate surgical navigation experience in design and functionality.”“The most distinguished products of the respective branches of industry faced up not only to the tough competition this year again, but also to the critical eye of the jury,” explains Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award. “The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry, applying the highest standards. With their performances, the laureates did not only demonstrate an extraordinary design quality but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions. At this high level, the winners are able to increase their potential for success on the market considerably by purposefully using our design prize.”The award-winning productsShowcasing more than 1,500 products over 4,000 square meters of space, the red dot design museum accommodates the world’s largest permanent exhibition of temporary design. From July 3 – 29, 2012, red dot again invites the world to visit the traditional special exhibition of the award winning products. In “Design on Stage – red dot award winners: product design 2012”, enthusiasts can admire the latest trends at close range. Touching is explicitly requested and welcome: In this way, visitors experience live the prizewinning design of Curve by Brainlab, on display in the breath-taking atmosphere of the one-time boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein, a former coalmine.The red dot design awardThe red dot design award, whose origins reach back to the 1950s, is carried out in three disciplines: ‘red dot award: product design, ‘red dot award: communication design’ and ‘red dot award: design concept’. In 2011 alone, more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries were registered. The ‘red dot award’ itself is internationally established as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs.For more information: www.brainlabcurve.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | March 16, 2012 Brainlab Curve Surgical Navigation Wins Coveted Red Dot Award Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read morelast_img read more