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Transfers Guardiola played ‘great role’ in Manchester City move – Mendy Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 19:07 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Manchester City Manchester City v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Premier League The 23-year-old defender has set his sights high this season, targeting glory on every front over the coming year Benjamin Mendy has admitted that Pep Guardiola had a huge bearing on his decision to move to Manchester City in the summer.The France international left-back swapped Monaco for the Etihad Stadium in July, becoming the world’s most expensive defender when he moved for a fee of £52 million.Man City 9/1 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 He has made a promising start to life in the Premier League and is delighted to have the chance to work with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.“I wanted to taste football abroad and leave with my head held high, and Guardiola played a great role in my decision,” he told TF1’s ‘Telefoot’.“We talked frankly about football and philosophy, and he is a continuation of the excellent coaches I have had. I am proud of the start I’ve had to my career.”The 23-year-old has set his sights high in the game, targeting glory on a personal, club and international level.“Can I become the best left-back in the world? Why not?” he said. “There is a long way to go, but with work anything is possible. It’s not completely crazy. “The objective for this season? Win two or three titles with Manchester City; We have one of the best projects in Europe and we want to continue writing the history of this club. “France are going to qualify for the World Cup and we can win it, I believe so. We have good young players and experienced players.”He also spoke about former team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who reportedly snubbed Manchester City to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.“It was a personal choice. The best thing is that he feels good and I know he good he feels, so that’s great for him,” he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Ronaldo winning Ballon d’Or is good for Real Madrid’ – Nacho hoping for fifth triumph Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 20:43 12/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Real Madrid v Sevilla Primera División Nacho Fernandez hopes to see his club colleague named the best player on the planet as the impact will be positive for all in the Spanish capital Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d’Or on Thursday would be a boost for everyone at Real Madrid, according to Nacho Fernandez.Portuguese superstar Ronaldo, who was named the Best FIFA Men’s Player in October, is expected to match Lionel Messi by taking the individual award for the fifth time in his career.The 32-year-old led Madrid to La Liga glory and the successful defence of their Champions League crown in 2016-17, but has struggled for goals in domestic competition this season with just two league strikes to his name. 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 However, Ronaldo’s goal in a 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday made him the first player to score in all six matches of a Champions League group stage.9 – Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the same goals in this @ChampionsLeague first round than Barcelona (9). Motivation pic.twitter.com/eYuPnDuYXb — OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 7, 2017 With important games against Sevilla and Barcelona coming either side of the Club World Cup, Nacho is hoping his team-mate’s achievements are rewarded.”He became the first player to score in every group game so we are happy for him,” the defender said.”Hopefully he’ll get another Ballon d’Or so let’s hope he wins it. Everything related to Cristiano winning Ballons d’Or mean the team is doing very well.”Let’s hope he gets more of them and that’s positive for everyone.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid boss Simeone: Incredible Ronaldo an animalby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits it’s difficult to prepare to face Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo and Juventus are in Madrid for Wednesday’s Champions League opener.Simeone said, “It’s difficult to prepare something against a player, he’s an animal in front of goal.”He has an incredible record and in any situation near the box, he’s dangerous. He’s not easy to control, he has it all.”We suffer and sometimes it’s our turn to win, and other times we lose, but he’s an animal in front of goal.”Cristiano will travel to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for a second time and Simeone clearly feels that the stadium could influence the game.”In order to play a complete game, you have to go out there with hope, although sometimes the other way around when we are doing badly,” he said when asked about the atmosphere.
TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 19: General view of Sun Devil Stadium as the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks warm up prior to the college football game on September 19, 2008 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Warhawks 38-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan State wasn’t able to go into Arizona State and come away with a victory, as the No. 15-ranked Spartans fell on the road to the Sun Devils.It was a tough homecoming for Brian Lewerke, Michigan State’s starting quarterback and a Phoenix, Ariz. native.The junior quarterback played pretty well, throwing for more than 300 yards and a touchdown, but he couldn’t secure the win.Lewerke was playing in front of a lot of his family members. ESPN kept showing them all in the stands.Check it out:Michigan State dropped to 1-1 on the season. It was Arizona State’s 10th straight non-conference win over a Big Ten team at home.Note to Big Ten teams: Stop playing at Arizona State in September.
The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Worldwide selfie and live event capturing app, Snapchat, announced September 24 that they will be changing their name to Snap Inc. The rebranding move was made after founder and CEO Evan Spiegel disclosed that the company would no longer just be an app and they will start to develop other products. This was followed by even bigger news which detailed Snap’s new smart glass technology, Spectacles.Now, we know what you’re thinking — Google Glass was an utter failure and these will follow suit. But is it fair to grade a product before it even hits the market? That’s essentially what we’re doing, but in terms of purposefulness.For starters, Google Glass was a bust because they were aesthetically unattractive, had lackluster functionality and were simply too expensive. Spectacles have one purpose: enhanced point-of-view video sharing.With the touch of a button, the shades will wirelessly send 10-second videos to your Snapchat, they will charge while in their case, and are a helluva lot cheaper than the former’s experiment, expected to be released at $130. With their already successful easy to create memories app, a pair of camera-equipped glasses makes absolute sense.From the very beginning of our first look at the glasses above, they remind me of GoPro and it’s ability to record live action from stellar viewpoints. This sense of capturing imagery and memories through your own eyes to share with others is what made GoPro, and possibly, Spectacles such a hit with consumers. Regardless of it’s funk appearance, it’s the ultimate way to show your story rather than tell it.The shades will be available in fall, just in time for the Holiday season. With a 115-degree-angle lens, which is wider than a typical smartphone, these just might become a hot new trend. Until then, you can check out more on the Spectacles here. Snap Inc. Announces Spectacles Close The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors
TORONTO – North American stock markets ended the week in positive territory as the Federal Reserve chairman’s suggestion about measured interest rate hikes gave investors comfort and pushed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite to touch all-time highs.Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s “dovish remarks” at an annual conference of central bankers provided a little more comfort for investors with its positive outlook for the U.S. economy, said Patrick Blais, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.“There’s more certainty on the progression of rate rises, which let’s face it investors hate uncertainty,” he said in an interview.“We tend to overreact whenever there’s uncertainty. We become very fraught and very jittery and by providing that certainty I think it provides confidence to the market on how to view rate direction going forward.”Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is expected to reaffirm Saturday at the annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, more gradual interest rate increases in Canada that will keep the loonie low to drive exports, Blais added.The Canadian dollar traded higher at 76.71 cents US compared with an average of 76.55 cents US on Thursday.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 133.37 points at 25,790.35. The S&P 500 index was up 17.71 points at 2,874.69 after hitting a high of 2,876.16. Nasdaq was up 67.52 points at 7,945.97 after reaching 7,949.71 in earlier trading.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.26 points at 16,356.05, ending a number of good weeks.“The backdrop is fairly constructive. There are risks out there but there’s a lot of prospects. I think investors are just forgetting or maybe overly worrying on just the negative news,” he said.The cannabis heavy health-care sector again led the session, led by Aphria Inc. soaring nearly 23 per cent and Canopy Growth Corp. closing up eight per cent.Their performances came as reports suggested British alcohol giant Diageo was hunting for potential investments or collaborations in Canada on cannabis-infused beverages. A tie-up would follow similar moves by Constellation Brands which increased its stake in Canopy Growth Corp. and Molson Coors, which is forming a joint venture with Hydropothecary Corp.“It’s definitely acquisition interest really driving these names in the last week,” Blais said, nothing that cannabis company stock prices aren’t based on pure earnings fundamentals.Gold, base metals and materials also performed well on the day, with the sectors gaining 2.76, 2.68 and 1.85 per cent respectively.Information technology, energy, consumer discretionary and utilities were also up while financials, real estate, telecom services, industrials and consumer staples were down.Blais said some investors had been fearful that China would overdo their clampdown on financing, but the government has adopted a more balanced view.Unsuccessful negotiations between China and the U.S. to break a trade deadlock weren’t an overhang for markets.“I think the market’s keeping an optimistic view that it’s in nobody’s interest to impose large tariffs or to have trade negotiations falter,” he added.The October crude contract was up 89 cents at US$68.72 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down 4.7 cents at US$2.92 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$19.30 at US$1,213.30 an ounce and the September copper contract was up 4.65 cents at US$2.70 a pound.
“There is a message from these talks to people in Sri Lanka – by getting on that boat you risk your life, you’ll lose your money and you will be sent back home,” Senator Carr said.“We’re setting a clear agenda for intelligence sharing, naval co-operation and helping rebuild Sri Lanka – all designed to reduce people smuggling. I welcome Sri Lanka’s strong support for anti-people smuggling activities, and look forward to increased co-operation in destroying the people smugglingbusiness model,” he added. Australia and Sri Lanka are to focus on Information and intelligence sharing while Australia will provide additional surveillance and electronic equipment to expand Sri Lanka’s capacity to target smuggling operations and better identify vessel departure times and locations.From 2013, a joint Australia- Sri Lanka training program is to be held in Australia to enhance Sri Lankan intelligence expertise.Australia is also to fund campaigns in towns and villages identified as people smuggling hot spots, including word of mouth, radio, television and cinema advertising. Senator Carr is in Colombo for the inaugural Joint Working Group on People Smuggling and Transnational Crime, chaired by Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The plan includes increased on-water co-operation, intelligence sharing and reducing incentives for smuggling ventures. Australia and Sri Lanka have agreed on a four-point plan to fight people smuggling, the Australian High Commission in Colombo said.The High Commission said that Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, who ended a trip to Sri Lanka today, announced that the plan is to be discussed with the Sri Lankan government and naval authorities. Senator Carr thanked his Sri Lankan counterparts for existing co-operation against people smuggling, which had seen 65 smuggling ventures involving 2,900 people disrupted this year, and the involuntary return of more than 700 Sri Lankan people-smuggling clients since August 2012. (Colombo Gazette)
Of the $2.8 billion called for in the 2001 Consolidated Appeals, only $625 million has been received, leaving a gap of about $2.1 billion, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which issued the report. Some of the least funded appeals are for Somalia, which received only 5.2 per cent of the $129 million needed, and Tajikistan which received 8.9 per cent of $82 million, OCHA said in a statement issued today in Geneva and New York. “The infamous gap between relief and rehabilitation yawns even wider and our efforts to make the bridge to the future are constantly falling short without funding,” Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator Ross Mountain said today at a press conference in Geneva, where a review of the contributions to the appeals is currently underway. “The costs of preventing further conflict is much less than picking up the pieces.” Mr. Mountain also drew attention to the dangerous climate in which humanitarian workers must carry out their duties. “Humanitarian space is shrinking and providing assistance while minimizing risks to humanitarian workers and beneficiaries is an ongoing challenge,” he said. According to the mid-year report, the latest trends clearly indicate that while natural resources can be a basis for economic development, in many African countries such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, they have become the very source of conflict. “The revenue from diamonds is used to purchase weapons that fuel the fighting,” the OCHA statement said. “Sanctions against countries and individuals involved in illegal activities must be closely monitored and run the risk of harming innocent civilians.”
Calling the attack a “breach” of international humanitarian law, Jan Egeland, the Special Adviser on Colombia to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the abduction of Alan Jara, the former Governor of the Department of Meta, also contravened the “inviolability” of the UN vehicle. “These abuses jeopardize the impartial social and humanitarian mission of the United Nations,” he said. Mr. Egeland released his statement Thursday evening in Bogotá in response to one issued earlier in the day by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Mr. Jara was taken at gunpoint from a clearly identified UN vehicle in which he and other guests invited by the UN were riding together as officials involved in an important local development project, Mr. Egeland said.”The FARC should immediately release Mr. Jara, take urgent measures to protect civilians, and to ensure that the UN and diplomatic missions can carry out their work unhindered,” Mr. Egeland stressed.The Special Adviser also expressed his desire to reach a speedy resolution to the incident, saying that he remained committed to continuing discussions with the FARC Secretariat to resolve the matter.On a related issue, Mr. Egeland deplored the recent kidnapping of three German aid workers and attacks against personnel working on European Union development projects in the Magdalena Medio region. “Those kidnapped should be release immediately and guarantees should be extended to humanitarian aid development workers so that they may continue providing vital assistance to Colombia,” he said.
“It’s harder for women because traditionally in the critical junior high school years many young girls unfortunately do not necessarily have the encouragement, support and role models of other women who are in this broader stem career,” said Susan Chodakewitz, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Women in Aerospace, and President of Tetra Tech AMT, an informational technology and aerospace company.“One of the many things that the United Nations does so magnificently is really being able to begin the campaign of awareness, of education, and recognizing that there is a pool of other women who look like them. So it’s not that they’re just leaping into the abyss,” Ms. Chodakewitz told UN Radio. This year’s theme, “Women and space” pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first female flight in space, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who piloted Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. The first person in space was Yuri Gagarin, who launched on 12 April 1961. More recently, Anousheh Ansari, an engineer and serial tech entrepreneur, became the first woman private space explorer in 2006.She said the life-changing experience taught her that all people are “crew members on Spaceship Earth” where everyone is a crewmate instead of a person from a specific country or religion.“That’s one thing astronauts learn living together on the space station, that there are no borders, nothing separating us and we have more in common than difference,” said Ms. Ansari.Ms. Ansari, an Iranian-American, said it is especially important for women in the Middle East to be encouraged to enter professions in math and the sciences.“I hope my story and my accomplishment becomes a testament that women can accomplish anything they want to and anything they put their minds to and there are no limits to what they can achieve,” she said, adding that it’s not only possible for women to work in space sciences “but it is also going to be a lot of fun and an exciting career.”Ms. Chodakewitz and Ms. Ansari spoke on a panel organized by the UN Department of Public Information, ahead of the International Day. In addition, to pay tribute to Ms. Ansari and the extraordinary journey of other women and men who have flown into space, the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) had launched its second edition of the online autograph album “Messages from Space Explorers for future generations,” which cites notes from international astronauts in English, French and Russian. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said on previous occasions that International Day of Human Space Flight “will remind us of our common humanity and our need to work together to conquer shared challenges. I hope it will also inspire young people in particular to pursue their dreams and move the world towards new frontiers of knowledge and understanding.”The UN General Assembly declared the Day to celebrate the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSterling Products rewards successful NGSA studentsJuly 29, 2019In “latest news”CEO to NGSA students: No time to rest or ‘poverty will come upon you like a bandit’July 27, 2017In “latest news”SPL awards children for sterling performance at NGSAJuly 5, 2014In “Business” Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Products Ltd, Ramsay Ali (fourth from left) poses with the recipients of bursary awards. Also in photo are other members of management of Sterling Products Ltd, Assistant Chief Education Officer, Samantha Williams (second from right) and CCWU Representative, Sherwood Clarke (second from right, back row).The morning of Thursday August 2, 2018 was overcast, but it was a particularly bright day for several Sterling Products Ltd employees whose children got generous bursaries from the company to lessen their parents’ back-to-school expenses in the new school year.At the brief presentation ceremony at the company’s headquarters, Human Resources Officer, Ms Yvette Fiedtkou underscored Sterling Products’ firm commitment to the bursary award programme. She noted that this year’s bursary—a one-off disbursement of $65,000— was for employees’ children who will be starting their secondary education in September.The seven students who got bursary awards were: Angela Persaud; Alika Shaw; Tarun; Saktua, Akeelah Persaud; Emika Thomas; Samir Ishmael; Romel Persaud and Daniele Shaw.Ms Fiedtkou explained that these seven students qualified for the bursary award by attaining at least 75 per cent of the total marks obtainable at the 2018 Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (SSEE).For more than 25 years, Sterling Products Ltd has been contributing to the education of employees’ children through annual bursary awards.At the presentation ceremony, Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Products Ltd, Ramsay Ali remarked that the children are embarking on a new chapter in their education, one that is vastly different from primary school.“We are happy that we can afford to do this and assist you a little bit as you get into a new area of your life…” Ali said, emphasizing that the disbursements are strictly to offset the children’s education expenses and give them a smooth start as they enter secondary school.Ali also encouraged the parents to let management know, from time to time, how the children are performing in school.Assistant Chief Education Officer of the Ministry of Education, Ms Samantha Williams said her Ministry salutes valuable assistance of this nature and hopes other companies can contribute in similar ways to raising the standards of education and preparing students to succeed in academic life.“Today is an opportunity that this corporate organization has seized to demonstrate its social responsibility by giving back to its workers and, by extension, the citizens of this country,” Ms Williams said.She added that when parents, the school and community work together, the outcome can be satisfying to all.However, she cautioned parents of the bursary recipients that their roles and responsibilities have not ended and, in fact, they will become even more difficult as their children move up to the next level on the ladder of education.“We implore you to continue to give them the support that they need and to show that interest you have been showing in ensuring that your children are acquiring the skills that will help them to develop as good citizens of our country,” she said.Ms Williams urged parents to continue cultivating the habit of learning in their respective homes and not to allow the television and other gadgets to usurp their roles in their children’s upbringing.“Ensure that as a parent, you create a balance within your home and you are also monitoring the programmes they view on television and the games they play on the various gadgets,” she said.She also gave the children words of advice and encouragement for their secondary school lives. She urged them to dream big, be determined, set goals, stay focused and not allow friends to veer them away from their objectives.Being passionate about learning makes schoolwork easier and it is also important to balance work with wholesome extracurricular activities, she advised.Speaking on behalf of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), which represents the company’s workers, Representative, Sherwood Clarke explained that trade unionism is not only about fighting for workers’ rights and good working conditions, but also for enhancing workers’ education.He commended Ali and Sterling Products Ltd. for agreeing to increase the disbursement and also praised the company’s adult literacy programme in place for some employees.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed that Adrien Rabiot will continue to be sidelined due to his contract dispute with the clubThe French midfielder has announced his intention to not sign a new contract at PSG, which means that he will be able to leave this summer as a free agent once his current deal expires.Rabiot’s actions have provoked PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi into withdrawing him from the first-team with sporting director Antero Henrique announcing that he will not play again for an “indefinite period”.And Tuchel confirmed in a press conference today that PSG’s tough stance against Rabiot hasn’t changed ahead of Saturday’s Ligue 1 game against Guingamp.“I have to prepare my team for Guingamp and it will be a team without Adrien Rabiot,” said Tuchel, according to FourFourTwo.“I respect the club’s decision. And it is a decision of the club.”PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Barcelona confirmed last month their interest in signing Rabiot and revealed they’ve held talks for the French star.On the other hand, Tuchel has recently been linked with a move for his former Borussia Dortmund star Julian Weigl.“Weigl? I can’t talk about players who are at another club,” Tuchel added.“Julian was one of my players, but he belongs to Dortmund. We’re working hard to recruit a defensive midfielder.“Fourteen days is not long but I trust we can recruit the players we need.”The German added that he will pick his strongest line-up for this weekend’s game, despite Guingamp being in last-place in Ligue 1.
Post a comment 0 Share your voice Introducing the next big thing: HBO Max, our upcoming streaming service featuring exclusive originals and the best-of-the-best from the WarnerMedia portfolio. Learn more: https://t.co/MHHIkV0ohz pic.twitter.com/N9jb9FifIW— WarnerMedia (@WarnerMediaGrp) July 9, 2019 The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye.We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for the memories, gang ☕— Netflix US (@netflix) July 9, 2019 Pricing has not yet been announced for HBO Max. WarnerMedia also owns the DC Universe streaming service, which will remain live concurrently with HBO Max reports GameSpot. DC Universe offers a comic book library in addition to original shows like Titans and Doom Patrol.Netflix confirmed the departure of Friends from the service with its own tweet, fittingly themed with a coffee emoji. HBO Max’s reveal marks the latest in a line of streaming services gearing up to take on Netflix after years of having content on the latter service. Disney Plus is launching Nov. 12 in the US, becoming the exclusive streaming service for 2019 movies from Disney, like Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. NBCUniversal is also planning a streaming service, which the company has so far said will launch in 2020.Originally published July 9, 10:26 a.m. PT.Update, 12:46 p.m.: Adds Netflix response and additional details. TV and Movies A promo video for the upcoming service shows a mix of HBO content like Game of Thrones and Sesame Street, along with Warner’s cable staples like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, DC Entertainment films like Wonder Woman and mentions that content will also come from brands like Adult Swim, CNN and others.In addition to those shows, the service will have the exclusive rights to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Pretty Little Liars. The CW network’s upcoming Batwoman show and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene is also destined to stream on HBO Max, resulting from The CW winding down its previous streaming deal with Netflix. Tags HBO WarnerMedia on Tuesday revealed HBO Max as the next streaming home for its content, which includes Friends, shows from The CW network and movies such as Shazam and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.WarnerMedia confirmed the service on Twitter, announcing that the service is set for a spring 2020 debut. HBO
Kodangal: Expressing his concern over students of all ages getting addicted to smartphones and not focusing on studies, Kodangal MLA Patnam Narender Reddy advised the students to shun the habit of spending excess time with the smartphones and urged them to put their efforts in studies.While taking part as a chief guest to a programme organised by Government Junior College authorities in Kodangal, the MLA said, “With changing times, students are also changing very fast. Unlike earlier, today students are spending their time on smartphones and getting addicted to online games and other unwanted material. Also Read – 3-day Snacks Festival begins at Ameerpet Metro station Advertise With Us This will lead to wastage of valuable time and at the same time it will also lead to health problems. Therefore, the students must avoid using smartphones and focus on studies.” Earlier, the MLA was accorded a warm welcome by the College principal and was felicitated with a shawl and a bouquet. The college authorities told the MLA about various problems and issues in the college related to lack of facilities and infrastructure. The MLA on the occasion had agreed to resolve the issues as early as possible. The MLA also promised that very soon he would get a degree college sanctioned to Kodangal and ensure that the college was constructed with the funds allocated under the MLA quota.
Popular TV actor Madhu Prakash’s wife Bharati allegedly committed suicide late on Tuesday night here in Hyderabad. Bharati got married to Madhu Prakash in 2015 and was working in a private firm. She was residing at Panchavati colony with her in-laws. It is suspected that Bharati was upset with Prakash’s profession who used to return home late in the night following disputes erupted between them. On Tuesday around 10 am, the actor informed that he was going to the gym and went to take part in a serial shooting which fumed Bharati. Also Read – Bigg Boss Telugu Season 3: Episode 40 Highlights Advertise With Us Later, she called up her husband and threatened to end her life. However, Prakash ignored it and returned home around 7.30 pm where he found his wife hanging frpm the ceiling fan in her room. Shocked over it, the actor informed Rayadurgam police, who reached the spot and recorded the actor’s statement. Her body was shifted to Osmania General Hospital for post-mortem. Madhu Prakash had worked in several serials and also as a character artist in Baahubali movie.
Sweden-based Ericsson is considering laying off close to 4,000 employees during the next few months as the telecoms equipment maker prepares to initiate a few large cost cutting measures, Reuters reported, citing a report by news outlet Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).The potential move is said to be on account of the company’s missed expectations in profit and sales during the last quarter, as markets slowed down for its networking equipment in the developed and Latin American regions.Ericsson would serve notices to about 3,000 to 4,000 employees this summer and may consider a few thousands more job cuts later in the year, added the report.Without commenting on the lay off news, the company said that its earlier stated programme of saving 9 billion Swedish crowns by 2017 compared to the levels seen in 2014 was as per the schedule announced previously.The telecom giant was now tweaking its operations, accommodating low mobile broadband project volumes. Latest reports indicate that Ericsson’s employee count stood a 1,15,300 in the last quarter, around 1,000 less than the earlier quarter.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern meets representatives of the Muslim community at Canterbury refugee centre in Christchurch, New Zealand 16 March, 2019. Photo: ReutersNew Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern promised on Tuesday that the man responsible for last week’s deadly mosque massacres would face “the full force of the law”, as she vowed never to utter his name.”He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety — that is why you will never hear me mention his name,” Ardern said in an emotional address to a special meeting of parliament, which she opened with the Arabic greeting “as salaam aleikum” — ‘peace be upon you’.”I implore you: Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the name of the man who took them,” she told the gathering in Wellington, four days after the massacre in the southern city of Christchurch.”He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless,” she said.Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, was captured by police and has been charged with one count of murder, but Ardern assured parliament other charges would follow.”He will face the full force of the law in New Zealand,” she said.Ardern has promised reforms to New Zealand gun laws which allowed Tarrant to legally purchase the weapons he used in the attack, including semi-automatic rifles.And she announced a full review of how the Australian — an avowed white supremacist — was able to plan and carry out the attacks in New Zealand under the radar of security services.”The person who committed these acts was not from here. He was not raised here. He did not find his ideology here. But that is not to say that those very same views do not live here,” she said.