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IPL Live Streaming, Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings: Where to watch live KXIP vs CSK cricket match online

IPL Live Streaming, Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings: Where to watch live KXIP vs CSK cricket match online

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin will be welcoming his old Chennai eam mates when the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) travel to Mohali to face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the PCA stadium on Sunday.CSK, who have made a comeback in the cash-rich league after serving a two-year suspension, roared in their previous two encounters and once again proved why they are one of the serious contenders for the title.In their campaign opener against three-time champion Mumbai Indians, Dwayne Bravo and Kedar Jadhav pulled off a thrilling last over win for Chennai.Chasing 166 against Mumbai, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side was once reeling at 75/5 and victory seemed a distant dream for the yellow brigade. However, Bravo’s scintillating 30-ball 68 put them on the brink of the win and later in the last over Jadhav snatched a win from the jaws of defeat.In the second match, Chennai was handed a challenging 203-run target by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their first home game at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.Winning the toss, Dhoni opted to bowl first and opined his side love to chase, a statement which was hence proved right by his boys.On the other hand, coming on the back of a disappointing batting performance, hosts Punjab will be looking reverse the performance in this match.For a win at home against the in-form Dhoni’s side, Punjab’s batting department needs to fire. Other than Lokesh Rahul, star batsmen Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal have struggled to get runs.advertisementThe team management will have high expectations from Aaron Finch, who missed the opening match against Delhi Daredevils and failed with the bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).Punjab’s spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman has surprised the batsmen with his deliveries and will once again try to exploit the home conditions. The hosts have a bowling depth with the likes of Ashwin, Mujeeb, Axar Patel and Andrew Tye.The Ashwin-led side could bring in Manoj Tiwary to the middle order and Mohit Sharma’s expensive performance could axe him from the playing eleven.What time is the game?The game starts on 8PM IST on April 15 at the Eden Gardens in Mohali.What TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2018 Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD, Star Sports Select 1 HD (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD (Hindi), Star Sports 1 Tamil (Tamil), Suvarna Plus (Kannada), Jalsha Movies (Bengali), Maa Movies (Telegu). Live streaming will be available on hotstar.comWhen is IPL match between Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings?The 12th match of the IPL will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali from 8 PM IST.Where will the IPL 2018 match between Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings be played?The Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings match will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2018 match between Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.comWhere can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2018 match between Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings?You can follow our ball-by-ball-update of the match between Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings from our live blog on indiatoday.inHow to watch IPL 2018 match between Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings on Airtel TV and JioTV Apps?You have to download the applications and sign in and you can watch the matches for free.What are the team squads for the IPL 2018 match between Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings?Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (W), Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor DarChennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (W/C), Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, David Willeylast_img read more

FA to assess Rodriguez allegations from Bong

FA to assess Rodriguez allegations from Bong

first_imgJay Rodriguez FA to investigate Jay Rodriguez over allegations from Bong Dom Farrell 03:55 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) JayRodriguez - cropped Getty Images West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League The Brighton defender complained to the referee after clashing with the West Brom forward and the governing body will assess the situation Brighton and Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong has reported West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez to the Football Association (FA) after the players clashed during Saturday’s Premier League game.The pair exchanged words in the second-half of West Brom’s 2-0 win, with Rodriguez appearing to squeeze his nose and waft a hand at Cameroon international Bong.Following protests from Bong both men were spoken to by referee Martin Atkinson, who then consulted with his fourth official. 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 Omnisport understands the Football Association is aware of the matter and is awaiting the officials’ report on the match.At their post-match news conferences, both Brighton manager Chris Hughton and his West Brom counterpart Alan Pardew confirmed an allegation had been made against Rodriguez but did not discuss the precise nature of the complaint.”Bong has reported Jay Rodriguez for something that was said to him. It’s being handled correctly by the referee,” Hughton said.”He’s aware of the allegation and that will go through to the FA. It was dealt with in the correct manner.”These are allegations made against Jay Rodriguez. The nature of those will be made clear by the FA.”It was something said to him and it is being dealt with in the correct manner.”Pardew corroborated Hughton’s account that Rodriguez’s action would now be assessed by the authorities and explained the former Burnley and Southampton man had denied any wrongdoing.”There’s been an allegation made by the Brighton full-back to the referee and that allegation will go to the FA.”I only can say, on my behalf, because I haven’t seen the incident, knowing Jay Rodriguez I find it very difficult to understand if I’m honest that there has been an allegation of any kind. So, we’ll have to wait and see.”Asked whether the allegation was one of racist abuse, Pardew added: “I don’t know, it’s been directed straight to the referee. Jay Rodriguez claims that the allegation is untrue.”Goals from captain Jonny Evans and fellow defender Craig Dawson gave West Brom their first win since August in the Premier League, moving them to within two points of safety.last_img read more

‘Liverpool must go all out for Alisson’

‘Liverpool must go all out for Alisson’

first_imgTransfers ‘Liverpool must go all out for Alisson’ – Klopp urged by Nicol to get ‘one great player’ Chris Burton 15:08 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alisson Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Roma Serie A Premier League The former Reds star believes those at Anfield should avoid splitting their summer cash between “average players” and instead go big on top targets Liverpool should be looking to pay whatever it costs to land Roma goalkeeper Alisson, says Steve Nicol, with “one great player” preferable to two “average” ones.The Reds have already completed the €45 million (£40m/$53m) signing of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, while a deal for RB Leipzig star Naby Keita will be pushed through on July 1.It is, however, expected that Jurgen Klopp will remain in the market for further reinforcements, with Loris Karius’ nightmare showing in the Champions League final highlighting the need for a new goalkeeper. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Nicol feels Liverpool should be going all in for another Brazil international, with Alisson the next logical addition to a defensive unit which was reinforced by record signing Virgil van Dijk in January.The former Reds defender told ESPN FC: “We sat here and mulled over the price tag for Van Dijk – did Van Dijk make a difference? My goodness did he make a difference. This team was transformed with Van Dijk in it. “So imagine what would happen if they got Alisson. If you want to go for the big prizes you need to have good players and good players cost money. “But you know what? Liverpool have the money. If you’ve got it, you spend it tomorrow, or in 10 minutes’ time, if you’ve got the opportunity. “Do you buy two average players or one great player? You buy the great player.”Liverpool have been linked with several high-profile goalkeepers since seeing their current No. 1 make two glaring errors in a 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.Owner John Henry has vowed to make funds available to Klopp this summer, with the Reds in a position to pump the money generated from a productive European campaign and the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona back into their squad. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

When Virat Kohli thought he was finished after 2009 Champions Trophy match vs Pakistan

When Virat Kohli thought he was finished after 2009 Champions Trophy match vs Pakistan

first_imgWhen Virat Kohli thought he was finished after 2009 Champions Trophy match vs PakistanVirat Kohli picked out his most tense moment that he has experienced before in an India-Pakistan match while he also narrated a funny incident involving two Pakistani cricketers.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 15, 2019UPDATED: June 15, 2019 19:49 IST Virat Kohli was dismissed for 16 by Shahid Afridi in the 2009 Champions Trophy match (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli was brought in as replacement for injured Yuvraj Singh in 2009 Champions TrophyPakistan defeated India by 54 runs in their group match of the Champions Trophy in 2009India will take on Pakistan in their 4th match of the World Cup 2019 on June 16India captain Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world right now across formats and has held that tag for a couple of years now. But there was a time when he the great Virat Kohli felt like his career was over after he flopped in a high-pressure match against Pakistan 10 years ago.India and Pakistan encounters make or break careers of cricketers and Kohli thought his days of playing for the national team were over when he scored just 16 runs in India’s 54-run loss in the group match at Centurion.Pakistan had posted 302 for 9 on the board with Shoaib Malik scoring 128 while Mohammad Yousuf made 87. India in reply were bowled out for 248 with Mohammad Amir, Naved-ul-Hasan, Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi running through the batting order. Rahul Dravid was the highest scorer for India with 76 runs while Gautam Gambhir made 57 but the rest all flopped.Kohli, who was flown in as a replacement for the injured Yuvraj Singh in that tournament, recalled how he played a rash shot to get out couldn’t the sleep night after the game.”Tense was Champions Trophy 2009 where Yuvi fractured a finger and I was flown in and in two days time I was playing against Pakistan at Centurion. I hadn’t experienced anything like that before.”And I played a very bad shot. I couldn’t sleep till 6 in the morning, I kept looking at the ceiling thinking that’s it. I am finished. That was the most tensed moment I have experienced,” Kohli said on the eve of the India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 match in Manchester on Saturday.advertisementThe Indian captain was also asked about the most funny incident he has witnessed in an India-Pakistan game in reply to which he narrated a story from the 2011 World Cup.”There have been many funny moments over the years. I can’t explain the incident properly, it happened during the World Cup 2011. In Mohali there was a little incident which I saw from the oppositions side which I elaborate here. The incident involved Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz. It was very funny in that pressure situation,” Kohli said.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s message for fans ahead of India vs Pakistan: It is a cricket match, enjoy itAlso Read | Virat Kohli on rivalry with Mohammad Amir: Not focussed on individual competitionAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rishabh Pant trains with MS Dhoni ahead of blockbuster World Cup clashAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Recent history suggests India firm favourites against PakistanFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs PakistanFollow World Cup 2019 Nextlast_img read more

Reintroducing Breda: Watches for Self Expressionists

Reintroducing Breda: Watches for Self Expressionists

first_imgYou may be familiar with Dallas-based watch brand Breda, pre-rebrand. What began as an offshoot from a family watch business has now grown into a successful contemporary brand that values versatility and the customer’s need for a unique time piece that acts as an extension of their personal style. The brand’s rapid success inspired brother and sister team, Amir Meghani and Shabeena Meghani, to rebrand and diversify last year, in time for 2015. The results are innovative, stylish and truly exciting. Eager to find out more, we caught up with Amir whose optimism and buzz for business was truly infectious.How was Breda born?My family had been in the watch industry for two generations, it all started with my Grandfather selling watch bands in India in 1952. Through the two generations no one was able to build a lasting company. My sister and I joined my father’s struggling watch business in 2006, so the third generation of our family to go into watches. In 2008 we started Breda, however there was no true intention of building a brand. It was at first a mere process of taking the watches we were making and putting a brand name on the product. In the beginning we had no vision for what Breda could become, it was almost like the false start of our education to building a brand.What triggered the recent rebrand? The past three years we have seen tremendous growth for Breda, mainly selling online to a limited set of customers. At the end of 2013, my sister and I realized we had something special with Breda – the volume of product we were quietly moving in the market was incredible. We spent the first half of 2014 visioning the future for Breda, with a goal to relaunch at the end of the year. Here we are in Spring 2015 with a new look and an amazing collection to share with the market.Related: The Manual Wind: 3 Worth it Watches for under $500How would you define the brand now? Today, fashion watches are not time telling pieces, they are accessories. Currently, the fashion watch market is dominated by designer brands and a handful of premium lifestyle watch brands. Why should consumers be limited to a singular look by purchasing one premium watch? Today a watch compliments your style, and consumers are no longer confined to a singular aesthetic – hence our diverse range of designs. We are no longer apart of one clique/genre or married to a single label. Today’s consumer (or youth) is a fusion of cultures, race, class, identities and styles. This mash-up has opened up a unique opportunity for Breda to provide accessible watches to an audience seeking to project their self-expression through various styles.Tell us about the new collection. The range of style in the collection is intentionally diverse. Our goal is to cater to today’s youth who lives under no singular aesthetic – the masters of self-expression.What do you prioritize when designing a Breda watch?There are three main factors for our team: 1. The customer, what do they desire, based on what feedback we are receiving on collections. It is very important to understand the changing style and functional benefits of our product to the customer. 2. Fashion trends and market insight. We are a fashion watch brand, trends change every year and sometimes by season. For us, it’s not always about being first to the trend, but being the best at achieving the desired look by the market. 3. Our brand’s point of view on design. One thing I believe that sets us apart is that we have an evolving point of view; it is ever changing with the market and consumer. A mantra we live by at Breda is ‘never-stop’. It is reflected in our watch design and brand identity. How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

Drakes big night beats Adeles record at Billboard Music Awards

Drakes big night beats Adeles record at Billboard Music Awards

first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Some of Drake’s early wins included top Billboard 200 artist, top Hot 100 artist, top rap artist, top rap album (Views) and top R&B song (“One Dance”). Beyoncé’s wins included top female artist, top touring artist and top R&B album for Lemonade, the visual project that won a Peabody Award on Saturday at its 76th annual event in New York.The Chainsmokers, named top dance/electronic artist, are nominated twice for top Hot 100 song with “Closer,” which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 last year, and the Grammy-winning “Don’t Let Me Down,” which peaked at No. 3. Other nominees include Drake’s “One Dance” (10 weeks at No. 1); Justin Timberlake’s Oscar-nominated “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (a week at No. 1); and twenty one pilots’ “Heathens,” which peaked at No. 2.Miley Cyrus introduced a new version of her persona, the low-key, in love Miley, when she performed her new song “Malibu.”The new Miley is a far cry from the previous Disney child star who shocked audiences for years with her twerking and singing nude atop a giant wrecking ball.Her sister Noah Cyrus noted in the intro that her sister, who is engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth, was “the happiest she had ever been.” The singer didn’t dance, but performed the acoustic driven slow-burning song in front of giant images of the beach and ocean and ended the song with teary eyes.By MESFIN FEKADU Advertisement A moment of silence was observed for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who was found dead Thursday in his hotel room in Detroit.Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons said in the tribute that Cornell, who also sang lead in the band Audioslave, was a singer who had “a voice for the ages.”A leader of the grunge movement spreading out of Seattle, the 52-year-old will be buried Friday in Los Angeles.The electronic dance duo Chainsmokers, a leading nominee, picked up the first televised award of the night with Halsey for top collaboration for their song “Closer.” Drake and the Chainsmokers were top contenders with 22 nominations each.The other early winners announced Sunday by dick clark productions included twenty one pilots, who won four, and the Chainsmokers who picked up three honours.Drake and the Chainsmokers are two of the few top-nominated acts who attended the show. Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, twenty one pilots and Canadian favourites The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes did not attend.Some are on tour, while Beyoncé is pregnant with twins. Drake had a huge night, Céline performed her biggest hit and there was a moment of silence for a grunge god at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.Drake took home 13 awards at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele.The Toronto rapper won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for Views.center_img He beat out Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, twenty one pilots, Shawn Mendes and the Chainsmokers for top artist. The top artist award was presented by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson’s eldest son.Drake had earned 10 awards in early winners announced Sunday morning and picked up an 11th for top male artist in the first minutes of the show. Beyoncé earned five in the early winners and two more by the end of the night.Drake just became the biggest single year winner ever #BBMAs https://t.co/mDX665Kdcd pic.twitter.com/BDV3KITOkh— billboard (@billboard) May 22, 2017 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Nicki Minaj opened the show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with an explosive nine-minute set of her top songs — including “No Frauds” a response to a diss track from Remy Ma.Vanessa Hudgens, hosting the show on ABC with Ludacris, imitated Minaj’s rap onstage and earned applause from the crowd. Hudgens also sang some of Céline Dion’s “I’m Your Lady.”Dion performed her classic “My Heart Will Go On,” 20 years after the song was a chart topper. The song became iconic as the theme song for the blockbuster Titanic, and won an Academy Award for best original song.Singing under a giant sparkling chandelier, Dion was resplendent in white with giant puffy sleeves and her voice was as strong as ever on Sunday in Las Vegas. Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Manulife sees nearly 2 per cent bump in first quarter net income

Manulife sees nearly 2 per cent bump in first quarter net income

first_imgTORONTO – Manulife Financial Corp. says its net income attributed to shareholders increased 1.63 per cent in its first quarter of the 2018 financial year.Manulife says its income was $1.372 billion or 67 cents per share in the quarter compared to $1.35 billion or 66 cents per share in the same quarter the previous year.The company says the increase comes partly from growth in core earnings thanks to lower U.S. tax rates and strong growth in Asia and Global Wealth Asset Management, among other things.Its core earnings were $1.303 billion for the quarter or 64 cents per share, compared to $1.101 billion or 53 cents per share in the same quarter the previous year.CEO Roy Gori says in a statement that the company has made significant strides in transforming the business to be more customer centric and is encouraged by its early progress.The company also announced a quarterly divided of 22 cents per common share.last_img read more

Brazil’s Odebrecht files for bankruptcy protection

Brazil’s Odebrecht files for bankruptcy protection

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht says it is filing for bankruptcy protection to restructure $13 billion in debt.Odebrecht sent a statement Monday saying it filed the request for bankruptcy protection that same day. The debt restructuring is one of the largest ever filed in Brazil.Odebrecht has been at the centre of Operation Car Wash, the country’s largest-ever corruption investigation that revealed a kickback scheme between politicians and construction firms that had become systematic in Brazil.In December 2016, Odebrecht and one of its petrochemical subsidiaries pled guilty and settled with authorities in the U.S., Brazil and Switzerland on a $3.5-billion fine.The Associated Press

UN panel approves 227 billion in compensation for Iraqs invasion of Kuwait

UN panel approves 227 billion in compensation for Iraqs invasion of Kuwait

Of this amount some $17.6 billion has been made available to governments and international organizations for distribution to successful claimants of all categories.More than $150 billion in claims have been filed with the panel, the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC), which decided to hold its next session from 16 to18 September.Money for the awards comes from the UN Compensation Fund, which received up to 30 per cent of the revenue generated by Iraqi oil exports under the UN’s Oil-for-Food programme, which allowed the former sanctions-bound regime to sell oil for humanitarian supplies. That programme will be phased out by 21 November.

Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact

Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact

by Kristen Gelineau, The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2017 3:49 am MDT Last Updated Jan 24, 2017 at 4:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SYDNEY – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as promised, is prompting other member countries to seek ways to salvage the trade pact.Leaders of some of the 11 other nations involved in the initiative said they hope to push ahead with the agreement in some form, with or without the U.S.Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday he had discussed the pact’s future recently with the prime ministers of Japan, Singapore and New Zealand, all TPP members, and believed the pact could survive without the U.S.“Losing the United States from the TPP is a big loss, there is no question about that,” Turnbull told reporters. “But we are not about to walk away from our commitment to Australian jobs.”Trump says he favours one-on-one agreements with other nations rather than multinational pacts like the TPP, which would have included markets comprising 40 per cent of world GDP and was eventually meant to be the foundation for a wider pan-Pacific trading bloc.As expected, on Monday the new president officially abandoned the trade deal in one of his first acts after taking office.Advocates of the TPP said it would set a “gold standard” for modern trade rules, with stringent requirements for intellectual property, labour and environmental protections. A key goal was to lead in shaping trade rules for this century, and also to counter the growing influence of China, which is not part of the pact.Critics said the TPP would put corporate interests ahead of public and national sovereign interests.The U.S. about-face on the deal is a setback for leaders of other TPP countries who invested political capital in fighting to get it ratified.That includes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who told lawmakers during parliamentary debate that he hoped to gain Trump’s “understanding” on the TPP’s importance. Abe has said he hopes to meet with Trump as soon as possible.Japan completed the TPP ratification process last week, well aware Trump planned to drop out. Abe said its goals were still important for Japan and the TPP could be a model for trade deals with other nations, including those in Europe.The remaining 11 TPP members will meet to discuss the next steps, said Malaysian Second Trade Minister Ong Ka Chuan.“Twelve countries signed the (TPP), but now one wants out. The other 11 can continue by making change to the clauses. There are many possibilities that these 11 countries can still proceed with,” the Bernama news agency quoted him as saying. He didn’t elaborate.Other TPP members are Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Vietnam and Brunei.Turnbull said that in theory China could join the pact following the U.S. departure. But that would require a revamp of the deal. In its current form, the TPP can only take effect after it is ratified by six countries that account for 85 per cent of its members’ combined gross domestic product. The U.S. made up 60 per cent of the TPP’s combined GDP, so it could not be implemented as it stands now.Though he didn’t suggest Trump himself would reverse his position, Turnbull did say the U.S. eventually might.“You have to recognize that his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has been a longtime advocate for it,” Turnbull said, referring to Trump’s nominee. “The Republican Party in the Congress have been strong supporters of the TPP. It is possible that U.S. policy could change over time on this, as it has done on other trade deals.”Whatever the deal’s fate, the region shows no sign of retreating from the market-opening trend that helped transform its many developing nations into a relatively stable zone of affluent, middle-income economies.New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English said he agrees with his predecessor John Key’s view that the U.S. risks ceding some influence to China in the Pacific without the TPP.English showed little enthusiasm for the sort of “one-on-one” bilateral trade deal with the U.S. that Trump said he prefers.“If you ask me today, I’d say there’s a pretty low chance of that happening in a form that we’d find satisfactory,” English told reporters in Wellington. “But we wouldn’t want to rule it out, any more than we’d want to rule out other versions of progress on free trade, with TPP or not.”Although losing the U.S. as part of the TPP means losing nearly two-thirds of its market, English said the initiative was still advantageous for New Zealand and therefore worth pursuing.Vietnam was expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the TPP, and the collapse of the pact could be a blow to the economy of the Communist country, which is heavily driven by exports and foreign direct investment.Le Dang Doanh, a senior Vietnamese economist and former government economic adviser, said the U.S. could also be hurt by its decision to drop out.“Vietnam’s main export items to the U.S. include catfish, shrimp, garments, shoes and wooden products,” Doanh said. “Without TPP, American consumers will have to pay more for these products.”Trump’s threats to impose tariffs of up to 45 per cent on some imports are a big worry for most Asian countries, given the region’s heavy reliance on exports. The U.S. is the largest single market for China and Japan, and indirectly a huge source of demand for many of the commodities and goods produced across the region.“All of us are working to see how we can ensure we maintain this momentum toward open markets and free trade,” Turnbull said. “Believe me, protectionism is not a ladder to get you out of the low growth trap. It is a shovel to dig it deeper.”___Associated Press writers Nick Perry in Wellington, New Zealand; Elaine Kurtenbach and Yuri Kageyama in Tokyo; Tran Van Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam; and Eileen Ng in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, contributed to this report. Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact read more

Workplace stress a collective challenge as worklife boundaries become blurred – UN

Workplace stress a collective challenge as worklife boundaries become blurred – UN

“Work-related stress affects workers in all professions in developed and developing countries alike. It can gravely harm not only workers’ health but also, and all too often, the wellbeing of their families,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement. This year’s World Day for Safety and Health theme is “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge” and focuses on the toll taken on the health and wellbeing of workers worldwide by stress in their working environment. Last September, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is comprised of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. Target 8 of Goal 8 calls for “safe and secure working environments for all workers,” noting that securing safe workplaces extends beyond the protection of workers’ physical safety to their mental and psychological wellbeing. In its latest publication, the ILO’s Safety and Health at Work team surveyed the most recent studies on workplace stress from around the world including, among others, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Australia and Europe. They found that the estimated cost of work-related depression in the European Union alone is €617 billion a year. “We found that work related stress costs global society untold billions in direct and indirect costs annually,” said Valentina Forastieri, an ILO expert on occupational safety and health. “And that is quite apart from the human price paid in misery, suffering and even, according to some of the reports we looked at, in suicide.” Ms. Forastieri explained that global competitive processes have transformed work organization, working relations and employment patterns, contributing to the increase of work-related stress and its associated disorders. “With the pace of work dictated by instant communications and high levels of global competition, the lines separating work from life are becoming more and more difficult to identify,” she said. “An appropriate balance between work and private life is difficult to achieve.” ILO’s Valentina Forastieri, Senior specialist on Occupational Health, talks about how to manage psychosocial risks to prevent work-related stress. Credit: ILO ILO looked at a study from Japan that found 32.4 per cent of workers reported suffering from strong anxiety, worry and stress from work in the previous year. In Chile, 2011 data shows 27.9 per cent of workers and 13.8 per cent of employers reported that stress and depression were present in their enterprises. Similar figures were found in practically every country we considered for the report. “And then, there is the hangover from the recent global economic crisis and recession that forced many enterprises to scale down their economic activity in order to remain competitive. This includes an increase in restructuring, downsizing, merging, outsourcing and subcontracting, precarious work and a higher likelihood of massive layoffs of workers, unemployment, poverty and social exclusion,” Ms. Forastieri noted. Meanwhile, Mr. Ryder underlined that while much still needs to be done to reduce stress at work, in recent years there have been developments in understanding the issue: “Awareness has increased and in most countries policymakers, social partners and professional networks are becoming more involved in the design of legislation, policy, strategies and tools for the assessment and management of work-related stress,” he said. “It is clear that the protection of workers’ mental health must focus on preventive strategies. Assessing and managing psychosocial risks at their origin will help craft the collective and individual measures needed to improve the quality of working life for women and men,” he added. read more

Right place right time Pryor finds Sanzenbacher in end zone early often

Right place right time Pryor finds Sanzenbacher in end zone early often

The touchdowns not only tied an OSU record but set a personal record for Sanzenbacher. “This is probably the most I’ve scored (in any game at any level),” he said. The fact that the first-team offense focused more on the pass than the run helped Sanzenbacher enter the record books. “When you have more success passing the ball, you need to pass until they can stop it,” senior guard Justin Boren said. Sanzenbacher agreed. “On offense, it’s all about taking what the defense gives you, and we did a good job of that today,” he said. That mentality resulted in 303 yards through the air against EMU, more than one­-third of which went to Sanzenbacher. Through four games this season, Sanzenbacher has 20 receptions for 324 yards and five touchdowns, leading the Buckeyes in all three categories. He has topped 100 yards receiving twice this season and three times in his career. “Sometimes I feel like he’s underappreciated, but he is so good and our team knows it,” center Mike Brewster said. “He deserves the recognition.” But he is not underappreciated by his coach. When told Sanzenbacher caught four touchdowns, Tressel simply smiled and said, “Dane’s good.” Dane Sanzenbacher tied an Ohio State record with four touchdown receptions Saturday against Eastern Michigan. He shares the record with Terry Glenn and Bob Grimes. “Sometimes you just … get in the right place at the right time,” Sanzenbacher said. Sanzenbacher hauled in nine catches for 108 yards. The nine grabs tie his career high set in last season’s Rose Bowl game against Oregon. “It’s all according to who is open,” coach Jim Tressel said. “Dane was the guy that popped open.” Sanzenbacher “popped open” enough to set the record in just less than three quarters of work. The second-team offense entered the game with 1:15 left in the third quarter. The scores came on receptions of seven, eight, nine and 31 yards. Sanzenbacher gave a lot of the credit to his quarterback. “Terrelle (Pryor) put the ball on the money for me,” he said. “I think you saw that throughout the game … (Pryor) is in a situation where he is going to throw it to the open guy.” read more

Ohio State track teams fine tuning in Buckeye Tuneup

Ohio State track teams fine tuning in Buckeye Tuneup

It has been a while since the Ohio State track teams burnt rubber at home.The men’s and women’s squads are scheduled to compete for the first time in Columbus since the Buckeye Classic Jan. 10 this weekend, when they host the Buckeye Tune-up meet.The meet is to include track teams from all around the state of Ohio. Some members of the teams said they see this weekend as an opportunity to further tweak races before the Big Ten Indoor Championships, slated for Feb. 28 through March 1 in Geneva, Ohio.Men’s track coach Ed Beathea and women’s coach Karen Dennis said they will be holding some runners from competition this weekend to give them the rest and rehabilitation they need.“We’re into our taper down,” Beathea said. “This time of the year, seven or eight days out from the conference it is fine tuning. Much more specific type of work, resting guys that have aches and pains, just trying to get that stuff taken care of before next week.”Dennis said the coaches are being extra cautious with the amount of work they are giving the runners because they don’t want to overload the athletes in hopes of keeping them fresh for the more important meet the following weekend.“Right now we are doing more rehabilitating than competing, as well as resting more so than we are competing,” Dennis said. “Our bodies have taken a bit of a beating throughout the season, as all teams have. So right now it is important to under train.”However, many athletes are still set to compete this weekend from both teams. Some are even looking to secure a spot on the bus for the Big Ten Championship.The younger and more inexperienced athletes will be racing this weekend to give them another week of exposure to the competitive environment, Dennis said.“We’re going to use this weekend to critique our performances and strategize how to better put our team together for point performance next week,” Dennis said.Among those competing this weekend for the men’s team is sophomore thrower Joseph Velez, who said he is glad to have one more weekend meet to build confidence.“I’m excited for the tune-up,” Velez said. “I had a slow start to the season, but I am starting to pick up and will just carry this momentum into Big Ten (Championships).”Throwing events at the Buckeye Tune-up are set to begin at 4 p.m., with track events are set to begin at 5 p.m. read more

Argex success with CTL process for vanadium and titanium

Argex success with CTL process for vanadium and titanium

first_imgArgex Mining has successfully completed the mini-plant testing of ore from its 100%-owned La Blache deposit that had begun in February of this year. The ore was processed using the patented process owned by Argex’s subsidiary Canadian Titanium Ltd (CTL) and developed to produce titanium dioxide, iron oxide and vanadium product (CTL Process). Highlights of the testing include the following:Repeated and consistent results demonstrating production of 99.8% pure titanium dioxide rutile product directly from run-of-mine materialRepeated and consistent results demonstrating titanium dioxide production with brightness that are in line with or superior to some of the major TiO2 industry producersAn improved and consistent TiO2 recovery rate of 90%Organics used in the CTL Process have been recycled more than 100 times successfully demonstrating process viabilityTiO2 end-product successfully produced to the optimal 0.25 micron size as required for commercial use in paints and other products.“It is largely because of the success of our proprietary mineral processing technology that we were able to produce such a successful Preliminary Economic Assessment results,” stated Argex President and CEO, Roy Bonnell, “The PEA confirmed for us the economic and technological viability of the CTL Process.” On October 26, 2011, Argex reported PEA results that demonstrated (among other things) a $2.2 billion NPV valuation.“I am excited and encouraged with the progress that we have made in recent months to prepare the road to production. The continued efforts to simplify and de-risk the project are demonstrating positive results” stated Argex COO and VP Technology, Enrico Di Cesare.The patented closed-loop CTL Process involves the leaching of titanium-bearing ore material in acid under conditions with both the iron and the titanium in the ore leached into solution. The energy efficient process operates at atmospheric pressure and does not require pre-treatment of the ore (no oxidation and/or reduction is required). The CTL Process operates with relatively low concentration of hydrochloric acid and avoids the need to handle chlorine, carbon or carbon containing chemicals at very high temperatures.last_img read more

TriStar Resources funded and ready to build antimony roaster

TriStar Resources funded and ready to build antimony roaster

first_imgGECR reports that “Tri-Star Resources, the integrated antimony development company, has completed its funding package for its share of the Oman Antimony Roaster, a 20,000 t/y antimony roasting facility being developed in Sohar, Oman, and the first of its kind to be built outside of China in over 40 years and to world highest environmental standards. The company is now permitted and funded to progress the closure of the joint venture terms and proceed to construction.“Tri-Star has raised a total of £3.5 million (before expenses) through the issue of both shares and convertible bonds.“Tri-Star has agreed the conditional sale of certain intellectual property rights to Strategic & Precious Metals Processing (SPMP), a company registered in the Sultanate of Oman and of which Tri-Star owns 40%.“Tri-Star has received a preliminary third party independent technical report commissioned to review the company’s proprietary ‘clean roasting’ technology and specifically its application to refractory gold. The report highlights four key attributes pertaining to Tri-Star’s technology:Tri-Star’s clean roasting technology, which is a two-step process consisting of a reduction roast followed by an oxidation roast, is confirmed as a viable technology for treating refractory gold oresThe report’s preliminary economic assessment based on a representative suite of feed-stocks generates an estimated NPV of close to $1 billion and an IRR of 45%. This is based on a nominal 500,000 t/y processing facility based in the Middle East producing 500,000 oz/y of goldA detailed comparative analysis of 39 selected gold projects either at advanced stage of development or nearing production highlighted major competitive advantages that the Tri-Star technology and facility could offerThe clean roasting technology provides a process for refractory gold concentrate treatment which should be highly cost effective with distinct advantages over competing treatment processes combined with full environmental compliance.Total overall OAR funding for SPMP remains at $70 million, as previously announced, but now this amount is expected to be made up as follows:“Tri-Star has, in principle, agreed revised terms with joint venture partners Oman Investment Fund (OIF) and DNR Industries with respect to the capital structure of SPMP.$15 million of equity to be provided by the joint venture partners in proportion to their respective individual interests (previously $20 million)Mezzanine loan facility of $15 million (previously $10 million)Senior debt of $40 million (unchanged).”last_img read more

Tánaiste defends changes to maternity benefit property tax

Tánaiste defends changes to maternity benefit property tax

first_imgTHE TÁNAISTE HAS defended taxation measures to be introduced this year as part of Budget 2013.Speaking in the Dáil this morning, opposition leaders raised concerns about the taxation of maternity benefits and the mechanisms which will be used to ensure compliance with the property tax.Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin described the maternity tax as “anti-women”.Eamon Gilmore claimed that the tax was not a “cut” and noted that women will receive the same salary when the changes are implemented.“A woman on maternity benefits will continue to receive the exact same take-home pay as she did while working.”He confirmed that the benefits will remain exempt from the USC and PRSI, adding that the move brings the income “in line with all other social welfare benefits”.On the property tax, the Tánaiste confirmed that Revenue will send out letters to 1.6 million homes next week to give the initial estimate of the property’s value and property tax required.Mary Lou McDonald criticised the government for asking people to pay a tax with money that “they don’t have”. “Do you grasp that?” she asked before calling on Gilmore to defend the measures that will be used to ensure compliance.The Revenue Commissioners will have the power to take money at source from bank accounts, as well as PAYE workers and social welfare payments.Gilmore said such moves are “well-established mechanisms” in terms of tax collection.In a loud exchange between the leaders, the Tánaiste claimed Sinn Féin’s “hypocrisy has no boundary” as it has “no difficulty” with the larger property tax north of the border.He also questioned whether the party would support a campaign to not pay the tax or encourage householders to be tax compliant.Read: Homebuyers asked to ‘snitch’ on sellers over property taxlast_img read more

Think Pink

Think Pink

first_imgFor music that looks as good as it sounds, consider the new pink version of the iMainGo X. This addition to the line was created to offer high-end sound and light weight portability for customers using an iPod, iPhone, Zune, or most any other MP3 player. It offers stereo speakers, strong bass reproduction, and an efficient amplifier. You can also use it to protect your iPod (except the Shuffle) and most other players.As long as your device uses a 3.5mm connector, the iMainGo X can be used as an external speaker. You can even use it with an electric guitar. Stock up, because its daisy chain feature lets users connect multiple speakers for more sound. It also includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery, two headphone jacks, microphone input, a plug-in charger, a travel bag, and two carry straps. Not bad for $69.99.last_img read more

Steven Moffat Promises Some Real Belters For Whovians

Steven Moffat Promises Some Real Belters For Whovians

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Wibbly-wobbly writer and producer Steven Moffat gave fans a lot to chew on in Saturday’s episode, “Extremis.”Now, with only seven chapters left in his Doctor Who story, the retiring showrunner talks childhood influences, future plans, and why the Doctor will never meet Sherlock Holmes.A lifelong fan of the BBC program, Moffat took over for Russell T. Davies in 2009, introducing Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Six seasons of complex plot arcs and shock-and-awe reveals later; he is satisfied with his run.“I’ve been in this job so long, I’ve done everything I can think of. Twice, probably,” Moffat told Paul Verhoeven in an episode of The Doctor Is In.Growing up on Star Trek and Star Wars and other sci-fi classics, the Scotsman credits Doctor Who as one of his greatest creative influences.“Even when I was too frightened to watch it, I was fascinated by it,” he said of the long-running drama.The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, and UK low fantasy novel Tom’s Midnight Garden—”I’ve been ripping [that] off consistently for decades now”—also helped shape a young Moffat, who claims it was magic, not science fiction, that especially entranced him as a kid.Barely two when William Hartnell’s First Doctor debuted on BBC in 1963, Moffat’s first solo Doctor Who work—a short story called “Continuity Errors”—was published in 1996. Three years later, he scripted the parody Doctor Who and the Curse of the Fatal Death for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day charity telethon.In 2004, he was tapped to write for the revival of the classic program, penning award-winning scripts “The Empty Child,” “The Doctor Dances,” “The Girl in the Fireplace,” and, of course, “Blink.”So fully ensconced in the Whoniverse, Moffat must know how old the show’s titular character actually is (at last count, he’s in his 2,000s).“I believe it is impossible for the Doctor who know what age he really is,” the exec producer told Verhoeven. “You and I, we can check the calendar. The Doctor can’t know that. He’s been living in a time machine; the calendar tells him nothing.”That doesn’t stop the Time Lord for bragging about how good he looks for his age. But, as Moffat pointed out, is he talking about Gallifreyan years or Earth years? (A good point, though there is no clear indication of the conversion rate.)“I think he makes up an age that sounds cool,” Moffat said, adding that “you can never really take entirely seriously anything the Doctor says; I don’t think he’s really in the business of telling the truth about anything.”A trait many have noticed in Moffat’s other famous entity, Sherlock.Just don’t expect the two personalities to meet any time soon: Beyond the complicated logistics of a crossover event, it’s just not plausible for the Doctor and Sherlock to cross paths.“I think Doctor Who would roll all over the other shows and their sense of reality,” Moffat explained. “Beyond the great moment where they walk toward each other, what do you have?”A lot of headstrong characters and confusing introductions, that’s what.“You don’t need two intolerant geniuses running around a place,” he said, adding the disappointing truth that “the idea of those crossovers would always be much more exciting than the reality.”Soon free of both massive franchises, Moffat plans to attend the 2018 San Diego Comic Con, then “bugger off on holiday for a while,” said the man who hasn’t had a weekend off since 2009.In January 2016, Moffat announced his retirement from the BBC series; in February he confirmed plans to also give up his writing gig, allowing incoming chief Chris Chibnall space to breathe.“What I’ll take away,” he told Verhoeven, “are a lot of very good friends and some absolutely amazing memories. And the shows we made.“I’ll be happy about that for the rest of my life.”last_img read more

2017 General Election Polling List

2017 General Election Polling List

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 8, 2017 – Nassau – The complete list of Polling Stations for the Bahamas general elections 2017 have been posted. The general election will be held in The Bahamas on 10 May 2017.An advanced poll took place on May 3rd. View the complete polling list below:2017 Elections Polls#magneticmedianews#2017electionpollinglist Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #magneticmedianews #2017electionpollinglistlast_img

Man hospitalized after shootout near Davie intersection dies

Man hospitalized after shootout near Davie intersection dies

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – The surviving victim of a shootout near an intersection in Davie has died, police said.According to Davie Police, the man involved in Friday’s afternoon’s incident succumbed to his injuries at Broward Health Medical Center this weekend.Investigators said the victim and another man exchanged gunfire near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Southwest Eighth Street, just after 2 p.m.Officials said one of the men died at the scene, and the other was transported to the hospital where he later died.Investigators believe the two people involved in the shooting did not know each other.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img