first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Villarreal near move for Leicester midfielder Iborraby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVillarreal are closing in on the signature of Leicester City midfielder Vicente Iborra.Leicester boss Claude Puel is happy to let the 30-year-old leave.He has only started three Premier League games this campaign.Iborra joined from Sevilla in the summer of 2017 for £10.5 million. And the club would like to get most of that money back from Villarreal.A deal should be done in the coming weeks, per Marca. last_img read more

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Subsidiaries of the First Ship Lease Trust have launched a litigation procedure against vessel owner Torm Singapore Pte. before the High Court in England, the trustee-manager of FSLT said.The two companies, FSL-25 and FSL-26, are respective owners of two LR2 product tankers Torm hired in June 2011 on long-term bareboat charters. However, when the two ships were returned to their owners in mid of 2018 they were in untradeable condition, the owners claim.“Class inspections after the redeliveries demonstrated deficiencies of a serious nature and registered nine Conditions of Class for the M/T Torm Margrethe and three for the M/T Torm Marie,” FSL Trust Management said.Hence, the duo is seeking damage compensation for the costs and losses incurred for the performance of the necessary repairs on the two ships.In relation to the M/T Torm Margrethe, now renamed renamed FSL Piraeus, FSL-25 has filed a claim before the High Court in England, claiming a total amount of USD 1.89 million plus interest and legal costs. Security has been obtained for the claim in the form of a letter of guarantee in the amount of USD 2.53 million.As for the M/T Torm Marie, renamed FSL Perth, no security was voluntarily provided. Accordingly, FSL-26 arrested the M/T Torm Amazon, a vessel owned by Torm, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on January 4, 2019.Upon provision of a guarantee in the amount of USD 0.61 million the vessel was released, the trust manager said.FSL-26 now plans to file claims in the English High Court.“Litigation of the claims will now proceed and further announcements in relation to material developments will be made as and when appropriate,” the trust manager added.When approached for a comment by World Maritime News, Torm issued the following statement“Torm will not comment on these two ongoing legal disputes, other than to emphasize that Torm is not in agreement with the various claims and allegations made by FSL. The disputes are being dealt with in accordance with the relevant dispute resolution provisions of the bareboat contracts in question.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Department of Natural Resources will co-ordinate aninterdepartmental committee to review Voluntary Planning’s off-highway vehicle task force report, released today, Nov. 2. The report makes 39 recommendations that focus on enforcement,safety, protection of property, appropriate designation of trailsand uniform standards for off-highway vehicles in Nova Scotia. Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt thanked members ofthe task force who put the report together on behalf of NovaScotians. He said, “the issues surrounding the use of off-highwayvehicles in this province are many, varied and complex. Theirswas a complicated task and they worked diligently to find thebalance.” The committee will be made up of key departments that will have arole in putting together the province’s response to the report.Members will review the document and put together a plan ofaction based on its recommendations. “In the interest of public safety, we all agree that matters suchas licensing and enforcement have to be addressed,” said Mr.Hurlburt. “We need to address priority items in the context ofcurrent resources and to identify the resources needed toimplement other elements.” The interdepartmental committee will be in place by the end ofNovember.last_img read more

first_imgBy Shirley McLeanAPTN National NewsWHITEHORSE-A 48 year-old First Nations man says he woke up naked and with a broken shoulder in a Whitehorse drunk tank and he believes surveillance video will show he was the victim of police brutality.Wayne Hare said he was picked up by RCMP early on the morning of Jan. 15 after a night of drinking at a local bar in the city. He says the last thing he remembers is waiting for a cab.The Yukon RCMP recently made a public commitment to improve relations with First Nations and treat prisoners better. The federal force has faced several scandals over the treatment of First Nations people who have been taken to the drunk tank.One man was laughed at by officers who watched him on video slowly dying in his cell.Hare believes he was treated brutally because he is First Nation.“I can’t put anything in my mind that says different,” he said.“I’m not sure if I was blacked out or when I was arrested I was knocked unconscious,” he said. “Was there a fight going on when the RCMP picked me up, was there anything going on?”Hare believes he was the victim of police brutality and wants to view the surveillance tapes from the drunk tank.“If I was injured when they picked me up, why wasn’t I immediately taken to the hospital,” he said.He said an ambulance was called after he woke up hours later in the cell.Hare says he’s not a violent person and admits he’s been in the drunk tank time about six times before the latest incident.He is now in the process of getting a lawyer and has written a letter to the RCMP’s chief superintendent seeking answers.The RCMP says an independent police service from Alberta has been called to investigate the incident.“I would like to know what happened, honestly,” he said. “If I was wrong or if I did anything wrong I would like to know…As it stands now, nobody is saying anything and that in itself is suspect.”smclean@aptn.calast_img read more

first_imgLiz Hannah, Alysia Rissling, and Geoff Couldrey after interviews for Classroom Champions. Photo by John Luke Kieper.Rissling will visit four classrooms at Bert Ambrose on Friday to talk to students about her Olympic career and her time with the program. The program was able to get Rissling to come to Fort St. John thanks to Progress Energy, who was the main partner with the school.“I think it is fantastic, Classroom Champions is a great program, we are honored to be apart of it,” said Progress Energy External Affairs Vice President Liz Hannah. “We feel strongly about giving back to the community and Classroom Champions does that in Spades.”Classroom Champions was created six years ago and since then have mentored over 24,000 children. The program’s Director of Operations Geoff Couldrey explained that the program is all about finding a mentor for the children, and giving the athletes a chance to give back to the community.“It’s never hard to run, its such a great program, whether you’re a teacher, a student, or an athlete, its a win for everybody. Some of the athletes say its the best thing they do in their entire career.”Over 350 people were at the celebration on Thursday evening, which was much more than Rissling expected.“This is so above and beyond… I was expecting to have a more personal interaction, but the fact that we have everyone out here is pretty incredible.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canadian Olympic Bobsledder Alysia Rissling was at Bert Ambrose Thursday evening to take pictures with and sign autographs for students who completed the Classroom Champions program.Alysia Rissling autographing a students Classroom Champions shirt. Photo by John Luke Kieper.Classroom Champions is a program that pairs teachers with Canadian and U.S. Olympians, as well as Paralympians who use video lessons and live video chats to engage students and encourage them to recognize their potential, set goals and dream big.last_img read more

16 June 2008In a bid to make it easier for children around the world to call for support and counselling, the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has asked all countries to link child helplines to one telephone number. In a bid to make it easier for children around the world to call for support and counselling, the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has asked all countries to link child helplines to one telephone number. The proposed global child helpline number – 116 111 – is already in use in a number of countries and was recommended by Child Helpline International (CHI), an organization that represents child helplines globally. CHI data shows that children and young people made more than 10.5 million calls to child helplines in both 2005 and 2006, giving children access to support, counselling, referral and intervention. “Child helplines have become a lifeline for vulnerable children in many countries,” Malcolm Johnson, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, said. “Having a single number that will work everywhere will benefit children in need around the world. As the number becomes embedded in the global consciousness, more and more children will profit,” he added. The ITU called on all telecommunications administrations around the world to consider the allocation of the number 116 111 to give access to helplines run by organizations dedicated to the welfare of children. In countries where there are a variety of numbers used for helplines, the ITU suggests that the new number could be introduced in parallel with the existing numbers, and where there are no current helplines, the organization proposes using the 116 111 number for any future projects. 116 111 is already being used in several European countries, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Portugal and Sweden. read more

Since March, 1.1 million Afghans had returned from Iran and Pakistan under the agency’s assistance programme and another 200,000 who had returned on their own, Filippo Grandi, UNHCR’s Representative for Afghanistan, told a press conference in Kabul.”There is a lot of pressure on Afghans to return from Pakistan,” Mr. Grandi said, stressing that the demands did not stem from a government policy. “It is local authorities, local police authorities, and even local communities putting pressure in a difficult political and economic situation in Pakistan for people to return. This pressure is mounting and is very serious.”Asked to give examples, Mr. Grandi said some refugees were being arrested, put in jail, and asked for money to get out. That practice, which he said, “has always happened and…happens in many, many countries hosting refugees, including Europe [and other] western countries,” was increasing.UNHCR has brought up the issue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, and has asked him to intercede with local authorities to diminish this pressure.”We don’t think this is a positive development,” Mr. Grandi said. “Many people want to return after so many years in exile. If you ask many people that are in encampment centres in Jalalabad or in Kabul or in Kandahar, people will tell you the situation has changed in Afghanistan. We see this as an opportunity to rebuild their lives inside the country.”Meanwhile at a ceremony in Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai presented Mr. Brahimi with an Afghan diplomatic passport, which the UN envoy said was “an honour I value more than I can say.”The Special Representative also joked that he was unaware if the UN would allow a national to represent the Secretary-General, but that, now that he had an Afghan passport, he would stand in the next Loya Jirga as a candidate.Mr. Karzai, who helped to translate Mr. Brahimi’s comments, responded humorously: “Your excellency, you will beat me.” read more

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci speaks at the annual Premier’s Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., on Monday, July 6, 2015. Ceci is casting a wide net for input into the NDP government’s first budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh EDMONTON – Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci is casting a wide net for input into the NDP government’s first budget.He says Albertans can visit the province’s budget website ( for the next six weeks to provide ideas and comments.He also says that he plans to meet with businesses and organizations over the next two months to discuss how to diversify the economy and protect public services.Cabinet ministers are to meet with stakeholders such as the agriculture, forestry and energy industries, the non-profit sector and aboriginal leaders.Ceci says feedback is necessary to help him craft a budget for this year and next that will reflect the priorities of all Albertans.Premier Rachel Notley has said the budget is to be delivered in October.“I want to hear Albertans’ thoughts and ideas on how the government can improve their quality of life and build our economy,” Ceci said in a release Thursday.The finance minister will be working with more than $1 billion in surplus cash from the 2014-15 budget year when the Progressive Conservatives were still in government.But he has indicated that challenges lie ahead as the current fiscal year will be the first full reporting period with oil selling at drastically lower prices.The Tories introduced a budget March 26, but lost to the NDP in the May 5 election before it passed.The Notley government has since passed a bill to keep $18.5 billion in government money flowing. It has also announced hundreds of millions in new spending to cover higher class size enrolment and more money for health care and social programs.Notley has said that she expects the October budget will include a $5.4-billion deficit projected by the NDP during the election. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 30, 2015 10:56 am MDT Last Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Talk budget to me: Alberta finance minister wants ideas, comments from public read more

TOKYO – Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it will recognize same-sex marriages in its employment policies in a rare move for a major Japanese manufacturer.Although details are being worked out, some of the benefits currently allocated to married employees include maternity leave, health insurance and a small cash bonus, said spokeswoman Chieko Gyobu. Panasonic said the new policy will come into effect from April.The Osaka-based maker of Viera TVs and Lumix digital cameras says it has been studying lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues for more than a decade. It is one of Japan’s biggest companies and counts the U.S., Europe and China among its overseas markets.Japan doesn’t recognize same sex marriages, but a handful of local governments, such as Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, which attracts startups and a youth culture, allow same-sex couples to register their unions.Tetsuya Senmatsu, human resources manager at Panasonic, said the company, which employs 250,000 workers, will forge ahead with diversity efforts.“Our basic thinking is that individuals must be respected and their uniqueness must be recognized and nurtured,” he said in a statement.Policy changes by major and usually conservative companies such as Panasonic are likely to be influential in conformist Japan and other companies may follow suit.Panasonic is a sponsor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and one of the games principles is opposing discrimination by sexual orientation.In the past, Panasonic has pioneered other initiatives, such as rewarding workers for taking time out to exercise. Even that was unusual at that time because Japanese workers tended to keep long hours, glued to their desk, and did not bother keeping healthy.Panasonic was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita, who believed in the power of the individual worker and even cleaned company bathrooms himself, but he also believed his company must go global.___Follow Yuri Kageyama: and Panasonic decides to recognize employee’s same-sex marriages by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Feb 17, 2016 9:52 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 18, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

In a statement, Mr. Ban commended the efforts undertaken by the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, including the ECOWAS high-level mediation team, towards the early resolution of the political crisis. President Kafando, Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and several Government ministers were detained one week ago and later released by elements of the Presidential Guard. Today, the UN chief paid tribute to the excellent collaboration between the United Nations, the African Union, ECOWAS and other international partners to ensure the return to constitutional order in the country. He stressed that the resumption of the transition process will enable Burkina Faso to hold presidential and legislative elections in accordance with the country’s Constitution and Transitional Charter. He also called on all national stakeholders to exercise restraint and to ensure respect for the physical integrity and human rights of all Burkinabè citizens.Meanwhile, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, will continue to work closely with regional and international partners to support national authorities in the lead-up to peaceful and transparent elections. read more

Tiger Woods, who many thought was faking back troubles to obscure bad play, will miss the Masters after undergoing back surgery earlier this week for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for several months, the world’s No. 1 player said Tuesday on his website.It will be the first time in 20 years that Woods will not play in the event.The microdiscectomy was performed Monday by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich in Park City, Utah. The statement said Woods will begin “intensive rehabilitation and soft-tissue treatment” within a week, and the goal is for him to return to competition “sometime this summer.”Woods, 38, has been suffering from back spasms that were an issue during competition last fall and resurfaced again last month at the Honda Classic, where Woods withdrew during the final round.“It’s tough right now, but I’m absolutely optimistic about the future,” Woods said in the statement. “There are a couple [of] records by two outstanding individuals and players that I hope one day to break. As I’ve said many times, Sam (Snead) and Jack (Nicklaus) reached their milestones over an entire career. I plan to have a lot of years left in mine.”“After attempting to get ready for the Masters, and failing to make the necessary progress, I decided, in consultation with my doctors, to have this procedure done,” Woods said in the statement.“I’d like to express my disappointment to the Augusta National membership, staff, volunteers and patrons that I will not be at the Masters. It’s a week that’s very special to me. It also looks like I’ll be forced to miss several upcoming tournaments to focus on my rehabilitation and getting healthy.”Woods  played the WGC-Cadillac Championship, where he acknowledged that his back bothered him during the tournament and especially during the final round in which he shot 78 — his highest final-round score as a pro.On March 18, two days prior to the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Woods announced on his website that he would not play in that tournament, which he has won eight times, as his back problems had yet to subside.On March 24, Woods said it was “too soon” to make a call on the Masters and that “was the frustrating thing about this.”Woods has played in every Masters since 1995, when he was an amateur. The following year, he missed his only cut at Augusta National just a few months prior to turning pro. read more

first_img Image: finance image via Shutterstock Share Tweet Email51 THIS WEEK READERS were gripped by the story of a man called Ray Flavin, who is a victim of the tracker mortgage scandal that saw banks in Ireland overcharge thousands of mortgage customers on their interest rates – sometimes for years.40-year-old Flavin, whose wife died suddenly earlier this year, is locked in a court battle with Bank of Ireland as it attempts to take possession of his family home, where he currently lives with his five children.His story struck such a chord with readers, that a GoFundMe page for Flavin and his family has now raised more than €70,000. Though his story highlighted the human impact of the tracker mortgage scandal, it is just one example of thousands.Dublin-based solicitor Gary Matthews, who represents a number of clients impacted by the scandal, said he is finding on average that people have been overcharged in the region of €20,000. One man who was €18,000 in arrears discovered he was actually owed €55,000 by the bank.The Hub Ireland, which has been supporting Ray Flavin, has also come across a number of cases of people affected by overcharging. It has referred up to 80 people in total for a forensic account check and only one came back clear, founder Byron Jenkins told this week.How do I know if I’ve been overcharged?In a countrywide review, more than 15 lenders – including Bank of Ireland – were found to have charged up to 15,000 customers more expensive rates on their tracker mortgages.If you were on a tracker rate and then moved to a different rate, like a standard variable rate or a fixed rate, you may be affected. You may also be a victim of the overcharging scandal if you were on a tracker rate and your margin increased.If you are one of these people, your bank should contact you. The banks are still in the process of identifying affected customers and getting in touch with them, so you may not receive a letter until later this year.We’ll explain later on what your options are once your bank has contacted you.If you have not been identified by your bank as a customer who has been overcharged, that does not necessarily mean you haven’t been. Some customers who are not even on tracker mortgages have discovered overcharging.“They were all overcharging,” The Hub’s Byron Jenkins claims. “If that’s the case, your bank has broken their contract.”With some people, that means they’ve pushed you into arrears. They’re taking money that could have contributed to stopping the collapse of a business. At a basic level, in cases like Ray’s, they’re taking food off your table.If you are worried that your bank has been overcharging you, you can hire an accountant to do a forensic check of your accounts. This will cost you money, and you do not need to get this done – it is an option that is open to you if you are concerned, or if you have money to spare at the moment and are curious.If you have received a letter from the bank to tell you they’ve overcharged you, they will do this review of your account for you, so wait to hear back from them.How much will that cost me?Jenkins and other volunteers at The Hub Ireland refer people who have mortgage trouble to an accountancy firm in Dublin called Murlyn Accountants. In these cases, they are checking to see if the bank, which is usually pursuing the customer for arrears, actually breached the contract itself by overcharging.For a fee of €100, the company will do a brief assessment of the account to see if there is overcharging. Once they identify an anomaly, a full forensic check costs a further €300.There are a number of other forensic accountancy firms across the country that offer this service and prices vary. The Hub also lists Interest Rate Check Ireland on its website with a price of €250 for an uncertified check. This can later be certified for around €100.On its website, this company says that 75% of the mortgages they have analysed to date raised issues and possible errors.Another popular choice is Bankcheck, a firm based in Northern Ireland, though the price is higher. The fee for a thorough forensic assessment of your accounts is just over €1,000.What will they need from me?In order to do the assessment of your account, they will need:Your loan offer letterAll of your mortgage statementsThe TRS applied to your mortgage accountTRS stands for ‘tax relief at source’. You can find out what TRS was applied to your account by contacting Revenue.What if the bank has sent me a letter to tell me they charged me the wrong rate of interest?It is likely you will receive an initial letter informing you they have been overcharging you, but not telling you exactly how much they overcharged you.Once the bank has reviewed your account, you will receive a follow-up telling you how much they owe you. The bank will say this amount is being refunded to you and will most likely offer you compensation on top of this of 10-15%.The advice from solicitor Gary Matthews is to cash any cheque they send you, and don’t be afraid to spend that or any other money they refund you. That is your money.However, cashing those cheques and spending that money does not have to be the end of it. It does not stop you from further pursuing the bank for compensation.“Banks are not compensating people for the losses they have incurred during the time they were being overcharged,” he explained.“What I mean by that is the loss of opportunity to use their money. The loss of opportunity to go away on a holiday, or the loss of opportunity to spend money on their children or the loss of opportunity to spend money on that business they were always thinking about.”People don’t understand the consequences the overcharging scandal has had on their personal lives. The pressure that this brought to bear on relationships. What we have found is that a large percentage of the cases their personal relationships with friends and families were affected. Some relationships did not survive, people had to go to family members and ask to borrow money to keep up these payments and that was a huge source of personal embarrassment.He referenced one case in which a bank had a possession order on the home of a man who was €18,000 in arrears. It turned out after an assessment of his account that he as actually €55,000 in credit.“Not only did they set aside the order, they’ve reimbursed him his €55,000 and we’re pursuing them for consequential losses. He was on the verge of being put out of his family home.”Read: Tracker mortgage scandal: Widower charged wrong interest rate may now lose family home>More: ‘I was living in fear’: Kerryman thanks supporters as fundraising campaign passes €40k> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 23 Comments By Michelle Hennessy Image: finance image via Shutterstock Saturday 8 Apr 2017, 10:00 PM Here’s how to check if your bank overcharged you on your mortgage – and what to do next Up to 15,000 people are affected by the tracker mortgage scandal – but even people who were never on a tracker may have been overcharged. Short URL 70,506 Views last_img read more

first_imgThe fixtures for the third round qualifying of the Champions League has been announced with Benfica’s draw against Fenerbahce set to be the standout tie of the roundThe Eagles saw their four-year domination of Portugal’s Primeira Liga come to an end last season when they finished seven points behind the newly-crowned champions FC Porto as the runners-up.Second-place in the Primeira Liga is an automatic qualification spot for the Champions League with Benfica set to face Turkish giants Fenerbahce, whom also finished as runners-up in Turkey’s Super Lig to winners Galatasaray.Meanwhile, Scottish champions Celtic have been drawn against Greek side AEK Athens, should they managed to reach the third qualifying round of the Champions League.Brendan Rodgers’ side will first face Norwegian club Rosenborg in the second qualifying round with the first leg set to take place on July 25.Also, RB Salzburg will face the winner of the second round tie between Macedonian side Shkendija and Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…The matches for the third qualifying round will take place on August 7/8#UCL 3rd qualifying round draw ✔️Benfica v Fenerbahçe ?— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 23, 2018last_img read more

first_img New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has proposed to conduct an international offering of notes to institutional investors in Asia, Europe and the United States in order to raise funds for upgrades to its original facility and VIP operations at NagaWorld.In an announcement, NagaCorp said it would commence a series of roadshow presentations starting on 2 May 2018 to qualified institutional investors ahead of submitting an application to the Singapore Exchange for listing of the notes. No listing will be sought in Hong Kong. NagaCorp added that “the proposed notes issue is being undertaken by the group to enhance the quality and appeal of NagaWorld, and further develop its gaming business particularly in the VIP segment.“The group intends to use the net proceeds from the notes to (1) promote gaming business growth, particularly in our VIP gaming segment, and (2) refurbish the hotel rooms in Naga1,” it said.NagaCorp last month reported a 181% increase in gross gaming revenue to US$243.2 million in the three months to 31 March 2018, buoyed by the launch of Naga2 late last year which saw a 51% increase in rolling chip volume and a 56% increase in mass table drop. 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status RelatedPosts Load Morelast_img read more

first_imgNews Facebook Unveils New Creators Tools For Independent Brand Development Facebook Email Twitter Facebook Unveils New Creators Tools facebook-unveils-new-creators-tools-independent-brand-development The new tools expand the functionality of Facebook Live and position Facebook Stories to better compete with SnapchatBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 17, 2017 – 12:41 pm Bands, lifestyle brands, and other independent creators may soon get a leg up in the world, thanks to a new suite of tools unveiled on Facebook today: the Facebook Creators app.Aimed at servicing content creators and rising movers-and-shakers in creative industries, the new app provides a host of expanded plugins for Facebook users’ Brand or Public Person pages, all of which can be used directly from their phone or mobile device.Perhaps the most exciting addition is the introduction of the Live Creative Kit, which provides exclusive tools for users to tailor the brand experience of their Facebook Live broadcasts by adding custom intro/outro bumpers, graphic frames that can be displayed during the livestream, and custom live stickers that users can select to interact with the broadcast in unique and brand-specific manner.All Live Creative Kit features will be easily accessible directly from the user’s smartphone or mobile device, and will integrate with a newly added suite of camera and frames to expand the functionality of  Facebook Stories to align more closely (read: better compete with) rival apps like Snapchat.On the back-end of the site, creators and brand/community managers will be able to enjoy a new Community Tab, which features a unified inbox capable of centralizing all Facebook/Instagram comments and direct messages from Messenger into a single communications portal, as well as expanded Insights data for tracking and building fan engagement.Alongside the new tools, Facebook has also rolled out a new learning resource they’re calling Facebook For Creators, which will field new users Frequently Asked Questions and host articles and videos aimed at providing “tips on how to create great videos, connect with fans, and grow on Facebook.”In a statement about their new services, reps for Facebook said, “We are just getting started, and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with creators to make their experience on Facebook even better.”Facebook Creators app is currently only available on iOS devices, but the company plans to roll out Android support as well in the coming months.Kickstarter Launches Drip Funding Program For ArtistsRead morelast_img read more

first_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Phones Software Sci-Tech Tech Industry Politics 3 Josh Miller/CNET Law enforcement can’t force you to unlock a phone with your face, fingerprint or other biometric features, according to a new court order. US Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore denied a search warrant request that sought permission to use biometrics features — such as FaceID on an iPhone or Iris Scanner on a Samsung Galaxy — to unlock and search devices at a residence in Oakland, California. The court order, issued Jan. 10, was reported earlier by Forbes. “The court finds that the government’s request runs afoul of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and the search warrant application must be denied,” wrote Westmore. “Today’s mobile phones are not comparable to other storage equipment, be it physical or digital, and are entitled to greater privacy protection.” The Fourth Amendment says that people have the right to be secure in their houses against unreasonable searches and seizures, while the Fifth Amendment says nobody should be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself. Many of the details in the case, including the authorities overseeing the investigation, are sealed. The Justice Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.   The court order does say the suspects allegedly used Facebook Messenger in an attempt to extort money from a victim by threatening to spread an embarrassing video. This isn’t the first time police have turned to biometric features to unlock a suspect’s device. In September, FBI agents compelled one of six Ohio men charged with sexually abusing children and creating child pornography to unlock an iPhone X by showing his face to the phone. Biometrics were interpreted as not covered by the Fifth Amendment in this case. The agents found chat logs detailing interests in child pornography.  Follow the Money: This is how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work.CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. $999 Comments See It $999 See It Sprint Best Buy See itcenter_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 See It Tags Share your voice Boost Mobile Apple iPhone XSlast_img read more

first_imgITC Ltd, the largest cigarette maker in India, announced on Tuesday that it has recorded a net profit of 16 percent and over 25 percent rise in the first quarter sales, which ended on 30 June. The company posted a net profit of 21.9 billion rupees ($364.36 million) for the quarter. The profit in the corresponding period last year was 18.9 billion rupees.The total income for the quarter is 94.8 billion rupees, whereas the income of the corresponding period of the previous year was recorded as 76.1 billion rupees.Income from cigarettes, which contributes over 45 percent to the total revenue of the company, reported profits of Rs 4201 crore against its revenue of Rs 3537 crore in the previous year. According to Reuters, ITC sells four out of five cigarettes in India, while the rest is owned by British American Tobacco plc.Other FMCG products which include packed foods, apparel, stationery and personal care products grew by 10.9 percent year-on-year at Rs 1934 crore in the previous quarter.Agriculture goods revenue surged at Rs 3296 crore, and the income from paperboards and packaging &  paper was recorded at Rs 1288 crore against the previous year profits at Rs 1163 crore.At 1.45 pm on Tuesday, stock price of ITC declined by 0.31 percent at Rs 356.According to a press release, the company is currently focussed on FMCG, Hotels, Paperboards, Paper packaging and Agribusiness.On Union Budget presentation 2014, finance minister Arun Jaitley proposed to increase the excise duty on cigarettes in the range of 11 percent to 72 percent. But experts believe that the tax structure and availability of cigarettes with different lengths will lead to the substitution of cigarette products.The Hindu had reported about the tax structure on tobacco products in India. The taxation has been made complex and it provides leeway for companies to escape the burden of any tax hike.last_img read more

first_imgCephalosporin Market The global cephalosporin market was valued at $3,136 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $4,980 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2017 to 2023. Rise in incidence of infectious diseases, surge in R&D activities for discovery of combination drugs, and increase in funding for antibiotics development drive the growth in the global cephalosporin market. Based on regions, Asia-Pacific contributed the largest market share based on revenue in 2017, accounting for nearly three-fifths of the total share. This region would continue to dominate in terms of revenue during the forecast period.Download Report Sample at: Drivers and Industry TrendsRise in incidence of infectious diseases, surge in R&D activities for discovery of combination drugs, and increase in funding for antibiotics development drive the growth in the global cephalosporin market. However, side effects related to cephalosporin and antibiotic resistance restrain the market growth. On the other hand, new opportunities from emerging nations create opportunities for the future.Based on generation, the third-generation cephalosporin segment held the major position in 2017, contributing nearly two-fifths of the total share. This segment is expected to maintain its lead position throughout the forecast period. However, the fourth-generation cephalosporin segment would grow at the highest CAGR of 2.8% from 2018 to 2025. The research also analyzes first-generation, second-generation, and fifth-generation cephalosporin.Segmentation Analysis of the IndustryBased on type, the branded segment contributed the highest market share, accounting for nearly three-fifths of the total share in 2017, and is expected to continue to dominate throughout the forecast period. This segment would register the highest growth rate, with a CAGR of 2.3% from 2018 to 2025. It is a lucrative segment and present numerous growth opportunities. The report also explores generic type of cephalosporin.Asia-Pacific contributed the largest market share based on revenue in 2017, accounting for nearly three-fifths of the total share. This region would continue to dominate in terms of revenue during the forecast period. However, LAMEA is expected grow at the fastest CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period, 2018–2025. The research also analyzes other regions including North America and Europe.Industry Key PlayersLeading market players active in the global cephalosporin market include Allergan Plc., F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Lupin Limited (Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Novartis International AG, Merck & Co. Inc., Sanofi, Pfizer Inc., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. They have adopted various strategies including partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and others to gain a strong position and sustain in the industry.Do Purchase Enquiry at: Of ContentChapter: 1: INTRODUCTION1.1. Report Description1.2. Key Benefits for Stakeholders1.3. Key Market Segments1.4. Research methodology1.4.1. Secondary research1.4.2. Primary research1.4.3. Analyst tools and modelsChapter: 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2.1. Key findings of the study2.2. CXO perspectiveChapter: 3: MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. Market definition and scope3.2. Key Findings3.2.1. Top investment pockets3.3. Top winning strategies3.3.1. Top Winning Strategies, by year, 2015-2018*3.3.2. Top Winning Strategies, by development, 2015-2018* (%)3.3.3. Top Winning Strategies, by company, 2015-2018*3.3.4. Market Dynamics3.3.5. Drivers3.3.5.1. Surge in incidence of infectious diseases3.3.5.2. Increase in R&D activities for the development of combination drugs3.3.5.3. Rise in funding for the development of antibiotics3.3.6. Restraints3.3.6.1. Side effects associated with cephalosporin3.3.6.2. Antibiotic resistance to cephalosporin3.3.7. Opportunities3.3.7.1. Lucrative opportunities in the emerging economies3.4. Market Share Analysis, 20173.5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis3.6. Novel Molecules in Cephalosporin Market3.6.1. Ceftazidime3.6.2. Cefuroxime3.7. Combination Therapies in Cephalosporin MarketAccess Full Summary @ read more

first_imgA Fidelity cash-in-transit vehicle flipped on the N11 this afternoon (September 19).It is unclear how the incident occurred, but no injuries were sustained. EMS responded to the scene, together with towing services and police.It is believed there was money in the vehicle and thus it was guarded.The scene has been cleared.We will update this story as soon as we have more information. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more