Union Budget 2019 FinMin may retain allocations made in interim Budget

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance ministry has indicated that it will retain the interm budget allocations made to ministries and departments, in the final budget for the current financial year, to presented in the Lok Sabha on July 5. In run-up the Lok Sabha elections, the finance ministry came up with an interim budget in February, authorising government expenditure for a limited period. With the new government in place now, a full-year budget will be presented by the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on July 5. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist In a circular, the finance ministry also said it will only consider additional allocations towards “unavoidable commitments” for which funds have not been earmarked in the interim budget. “Allocations projected in the Interim Budget 2019-20, will not be altered,” said the finance ministry circular. However, if there are any requirement on account of unavoidable commitments that have not been fully provided for in the February budget, “Ministry/Department may propose the same for consideration for inclusion in the Regular Budget 2019-20, with suitable justification” by Friday, it added. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Sitharaman’s budget team comprises Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur and Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian. The official team is led by Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, Expenditure Secretary Girish Chandra Murmu, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey, DIPAM Secretary Atanu Chakraborty, and Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar. In her budget, the 59-year-old JNU alumnus, Sitharaman will have to address slowing economy, financial sector troubles like rising NPAs and liquidity crisis in NBFCs, job creation, private investments, exports revival, agrarian crisis and raise public investment without compromising on fiscal prudence. The first session of the newly elected 17th Lok Sabha will be held from June 17 to July 26. The Economic Survey for 2019-20 will be tabled on July 4, followed by the presentation of the budget on the next day.last_img read more

The Latest EU chief says Brexit text on future ties agreed

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Britain’s talks to leave the European Union (all times local):10:30 a.m.European Council President Donald Tusk says that the European Union and Britain have agreed on a draft declaration on the future of their political relations after Brexit.Tusk said in a Tweet Thursday that “the (EU) Commission President has informed me that it has been agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in principle at political level.”Tusk, who chairs meetings of EU leaders, says he has sent the draft political declaration to Britain’s 27 European partners.He says the draft declaration still requires “the endorsement of the leaders.”EU leaders are due to meet in Brussels on Sunday to rubber-stamp the declaration and a separate divorce deal.___10:00 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet Austria’s chancellor to build support for her Brexit plan ahead of a possible Sunday summit.May plans to meet Thursday with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country holds the rotating European Union presidency.The U.K. and the European Union agreed last week on a 585-page document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure, but are still working to nail down a separate political declaration on their future relations after Brexit.Kurz told the Austria Press Agency in remarks published Thursday that his trip to London is designed to help May build support for the deal, which faces opposition in the British Parliament.He also says he hopes to get a “realistic picture” of May’s chances of getting majority support for the bill.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Bird flu UN agency urges greater support for countries struggling to control

“Circulation of the H5N1 virus can be reduced in poultry if decisive action is taken at the highest political level, applying appropriate surveillance and virus detection, as well as control tools, including vaccination, and providing necessary material and financial support,” FAO Chief Veterinary Officer Joseph Domenech said. FAO is closely monitoring the situation in the UK, where the authorities are still trying to determine the source of the outbreak at a farm in Suffolk, England, where 2,500 birds died of the virus and around 160,000 others were culled to prevent its spread. It is also monitoring the situation in Hungary, where the virus was confirmed in a flock of geese in January, and is in contact with national veterinary authorities and the European Commission’s Health and Consumer Protection Directorate. UN health officials are concerned that the virus could mutate into a potentially deadly human pandemic. FAO has sent a team from its Crisis Management Centre to work with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) in Nigeria following confirmation of the first human bird flu fatality there last week. The team will seek to ensure that appropriate food safety messages are disseminated to educate the public and avoid panic. The aim is to provide realistic recommendations for those at highest risk of exposure to potentially infected birds, including those involved in the slaughter and processing. The H5N1 virus was first detected in poultry in Nigeria in February 2006. Since then, more than 700,000 poultry have died or been culled there. Despite control measures, 19 of the country’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory have been affected. At their annual coordination meeting on global animal health issues last week in Rome, senior officials of FAO, WHO and the inter-governmental World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) voiced serious concerns that the substantial progress made in many parts of the world against bird flu is being jeopardized by insufficiently determined and inadequately funded action in a few countries where the virus continues to circulate. “Globally, the situation is better than it was three years ago, but the recent revival of outbreaks in some countries shows that there is no cause for complacency,” Mr. Domenech said. “The virus is still circulating in parts of the world and national veterinary services have to remain on constant alert because of the risk of reintroduction of the virus.” FAO estimates that it will take several years before the H5N1 is eliminated from the poultry industry and has warned that this will require a firm commitment from governments, poultry farmers and the international community. Ever since the first human case of H5N1, linked to widespread poultry outbreaks in Viet Nam and Thailand, was reported in January 2004, UN health officials have warned that the virus could evolve into a human pandemic if it mutates into a form which could transmit easily between people. The so-called Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920 is estimated to have killed from 20 million to 40 million people worldwide. More than 200 million birds have died worldwide from either the virus or preventive culling. There have so far been 272 confirmed human cases worldwide, 166 of them fatal, the vast majority in South-East Asia. Indonesia has recorded the highest death toll – 63 out of 81 cases. Egypt has had 12 deaths out of 20 cases, all since last year. The largest human incidence was in Viet Nam with 93 cases, 42 of them fatal, but none reported since 2005. 7 February 2007The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today expressed confidence in the United Kingdom’s ability to respond adequately to an outbreak of bird flu at a commercial turkey farm, but warned that greater support was needed to help countries still struggling to control the virus, such as Indonesia, Egypt and Nigeria. read more

Phone home but pay the bill UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said in a press release today the abuse was mainly due to the use of stolen PIN codes officially issued to senior personnel allowing them to phone home, with the charges deducted from wages at the end of each month.“The recovery of the full amount is an ongoing process, in which UNMEE’s Communications, Finance and Administration sections are working in close collaboration with UN Headquarters,” the Mission said.Established in 2000 after a cessation of hostilities accord ended a bitter two-year border war between the two Horn of Africa countries, UNMEE currently consists of 3,335 military personnel and 212 civilians from 40 countries.

Girl Power Hasbro returns to 1stquarter profit as sales of girls toys

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 21, 2014 4:45 am MDT Girl Power: Hasbro returns to 1st-quarter profit as sales of girls’ toys strengthen PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls’ toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges.Its latest earnings topped Wall Street estimates but revenue was short of what analysts expected.Toy makers are facing a weak environment globally due to the uncertain economy and popularity of electronic gadgets. The first quarter is the seasonally smallest for toy makers, coming after the key holiday quarter which can account for up to 40 per cent of revenue.Hasbro Inc.’s sales of girls’ products were strong however, up 21 per cent. Sales of My Little Pony Equestria Girls dolls also resonated with customers.The boys’ category reported a 2 per cent increase in sales, helped by Nerf and Marvel products. This was partially offset by weakening Beyblade sales.Game sales fell 4 per cent, hindered partly by declining sales of trading card game Duel Masters.Sales of preschool products slipped 4 per cent due to soft sales of core Playskool items.Sales for the entertainment and licensing division rose 13 per cent thanks to the inclusion of Backflip Studios. International sales increased 5 per cent, led by Europe and Latin America. In the U.S. and Canada, sales edged down 1 per cent.The Pawtucket, R.I.-based company earned $32.1 million, or 24 cents per share, for the period ended March 30. That compares with a loss of $6.7 million, or 5 cents per share, a year earlier.Stripping out favourable tax adjustments of 10 cents per share, earnings were 14 cents per share.The year-ago period was pulled down by restructuring charges totalling 14 cents per share. It also had favourable tax adjustments of 4 cents per share a year ago.Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected earnings for the latest period of 10 cents per share, on average.Revenue edged up 2 per cent to $679.5 million from $663.7 million, but missed Wall Street’s estimate of $690.1 million.Last week rival Mattel Inc. reported an unexpected first-quarter loss, hurt by soft Barbie sales and markdowns to clear excess inventory.Hasbro shares rose $1.05, or 1.9 per cent, to $55.66 in afternoon trading after rising as high as $56.91 earlier in the day, which FactSet said was an all-time high. Its shares had been down slightly so far this year. FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, photo, the cat Monopoly token rests on a Boardwalk deed next to a die and houses at Hasbro Inc. headquarters, in Pawtucket, R.I. Hasbro Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) read more

Brock hosts twoday science adventure for high school students

A two-day experience at Brock University for high school students is being expanded this year to include younger future scientists.Scientifically Yours, a conference intended to encourage students to pursue an education and career in science will now be open to male and female students in both Grades 10 and 11 from high schools in Niagara and around the province. It had been open only to those in Grade 11 in the past.About 80 high school students are expected to attend this year’s experience, being held Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, where they will participate in practical activities in forensic science, biology, entomology, oenology and viticulture, human health science, nursing, chemistry, computer science, physics, math, earth sciences and psychology.The students will have the opportunity to work with Brock University faculty, undergrad and graduate students on hands-on projects such as designing video games, measuring bone health, identifying their DNA fingerprints, working with the Nursing Department patient simulators, witnessing neuronal activity with live crickets, uncovering ancient fossils and researching the food preferences of tortoises.This year’s plenary speaker is Dr. Amy Bowen, a Research Program Leader of Consumer Insights at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Bowen oversees the operation of Vineland’s trained sensory and consumer research panels to understand the drivers that impact consumer preference and choice for horticultural products.Her talk takes place Thursday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 216 of Brock University’s Academic South building.On Friday, May 13, students will dine with scientific mentors and learn about their experiences in careers such as naturopathic medicine, nursing, risk modelling analysis and water conservation. read more

3/4 NXT Results: Cleveland, OH (Fatal 4 Way main event)

first_img 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) 3/4 NXT Results: Cleveland, OhioStephen Parsons of NoStaticRadio.com sent in this live report.From the Agora Ballroom and Theater in Cleveland OhioAsuka def. Emma via knockout. Match was stopped after kick to face.Team Gable def. Vaudevillains via pinfall.Nia Jax and Eva Marie def. Mandi and Billy J.Sami Zayn def. Tye Dillinger. Twice.NXT Women’s ChampionshipIts Bayley def. Alexa BlissTag Team ChampionshipScott Dawson and Dash Wilder def. Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, Ciampa fell on his head midway through the match and continued to wrestle. Was helped to the back after the match. Appeared to have suffered a neck or head injury.NXT ChampionshipFinn Balor def. Apollo Crews, Samoa Joe and Baron CorbinAfter the match Balor and Crews shake hands and show respect to another, giving high fives and hand shakes with the audience to send the crowd home happy. Pinterest Google+ Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in actionlast_img read more

CA Attorney General Becerra Lorena Gonzalez announce bill to combat underground economic

first_img Updated: 10:33 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 22, 2019 Posted: February 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img CA Attorney General Becerra, Lorena Gonzalez announce bill to combat underground economic crimes 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, today announced legislation to help the state combat “underground economic crimes” like human trafficking and illegal pharmaceutical schemes.The bill would expand the state’s multi-agency Tax Recovery and Underground Economy team, currently based out of Sacramento and Los Angeles. Investigative teams would be added in San Diego, the Bay Area and Fresno to further delegate the state’s efforts to stop crimes like human trafficking and illegal pharmaceutical schemes.“With underground economic crime, our workers get exploited, business owners face unfair competition, consumers get ripped off, and taxpayers bear the burden,” Becerra said. “AB 1296 expands on successful efforts to prosecute violators and recover funds involved in wage theft, tax evasion, counterfeit commerce and other economic crimes.”Gonzalez cited a recent report by the UCLA Labor Center, which found that the state’s underground economic activity produces between $60 billion and $140 billion each year, all of which goes unreported. Consequently, the state loses roughly $8.5 billion annually in sales and use tax dollars.The state launched the TRUE pilot program in 2014 in its two current cities, which will become permanent law enforcement teams if the bill is codified.Since launching, the program’s investigative teams have identified roughly $482 million in unreported economic activity, a $60 million tax revenue loss.The program has also recovered an additional $25 million in tax revenue and investigation costs, according to Gonzalez’s office.“The underground economy hurts everyone: workers who are left without protection, consumers who are sold dangerous or fake products, and the state as we lose tax money,” she said. “This task force is a unique, collaborative approach for law enforcement to breakdown its usual silos and execute wider solutions for targeting the underground economy.” KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

NEW OWNERSHIP Heavnly Donuts Founders Son Now Running Wilmington Location

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Heav’nly Donuts, located at 579 Main Street in Wilmington, is now under new ownership.Dimitrios Saragas, son of the company’s founders Elaine Saragas and George Saragas, recently purchased the donut shop from its previous owner, William Schofield.Saragas received the required Common Victualer License from the Wilmington Board of Selectmen last week, after receiving positive recommendations from the Town’s Board of Health and Building Inspector.“My family started the company 45 years ago and I’ve been carrying it on,” Saragas told the board. “We’re looking to do better [at the Wilmington location], clean things up, and add new food and drink items.”“We started bringing some new pastry items popular at other stores into our Wilmington location over the past week and word is starting to spread,” added Saragas. “The shop just had a great weekend.”Saragas also said the shop will be expanding its hours, pushing its 6pm close time back to 7pm, perhaps even 8pm.“You’re a great donut shop, no question about it,” Selectman Mike McCoy told Saragas.“It’s a great place. Best of luck in town,”  noted Selectman Ed Loud, with similar sentiments echoed by Selectman Jonathan Eaton.“Thank you for choosing Wilmington,” added Selectman Greg Bendel.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Heav’nly Donuts To Hold Grand Reopening On June 26In “Business”PHOTOS: Heav’nly Donuts Holds Grand Reopening, Founding Family Returns To WilmingtonIn “Photo of the Day”NATIONAL DONUT DAY: Wilmington’s Dunkin’ Donuts & Heav’nly Donuts Offering Free Donut Deal TODAY (June 7)In “Business”last_img read more

RollsRoyce reveals 47000 Champagne Chest just in time for summer

first_img Car Culture Superluxury Cars Rolls-Royce 39 Photos More about 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Review • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan review: The top-shelf SUV 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan review: The top-shelf SUV News • I’m taking the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan on the 7-day off-road Rebelle Rally 1 Enlarge ImageRolls-Royce says the chest is “suitable for the most extravagant of environments from a superyacht to the terrace of a private residence.” Rolls-Royce If you drive a Rolls-Royce, it looks a little gauche to show up at a garden party with your beverages in an old tote bag or cheap cooler. To that end, the British luxury marque on Thursday revealed its new Champagne Chest, an extravagant way to keep your champagne and caviar cool — and looking glamorous.The Champagne Chest is constructed from carbon fiber and aluminum, over which are layers of leather and wood. The chest pops open at the touch of a button, revealing a champagne set for four, including four cotton napkins. The crystal champagne flutes are hand-blown glass, with the “RR” monogram etched. The chest’s Tudor oak wood lid, meanwhile, becomes a serving tray.Rolls-Royce Champagne ChestEnlarge ImageThe champagne flutes are arranged in a pattern “to evoke memories of a V12 engine,” the company says. Rolls-Royce At either side of the chest, “hammocks” deploy, containing either a bottle of champagne, caviar or other canapés, Rolls-Royce says. Special insulated champagne holders, again made from carbon fiber and aluminum, keep your bubbly at precisely the correct temperature.Champagne not your thing? Rolls-Royce will also offer the chest in a caviar-specific configuration, with two 30-gram containers, as well as mother-of-pearl spoons. Caviar not to your liking? You can also elect to equip the chest with a container featuring three porcelain bowls, “should patrons wish to present their guests with an alternative accompaniment to champagne,” the company says.The Champagne Chest can be yours from £37,000, or about $47,350, from any Rolls-Royce dealership. The company notes that, of course, customers can customize the color of the chest to their exact specifications, in the same way buyers can choose every aspect of the design of their new car. Tagscenter_img 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 review: Let it semi-autonomously chauffeur your chauffeur 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan in the wilds of Wyoming Comment More From Roadshow Preview • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan: Elevating the SUV Share your voice 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan: Elevating the SUV Rolls Roycelast_img read more

MD Anderson and RaySearch Partner to Advance Adaptive Radiation Therapy

first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more center_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more February 26, 2018 — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and RaySearch Laboratories announced a new strategic alliance with the aim of enhancing cancer radiation therapy through several initiatives. The partnership will focus on goals including more precisely targeting tumors and improving upon, and making more available, adaptive radiation therapy (ART), currently only used at highly specialized care centers.Successful radiation therapy depends on the ability to delineate the precise tumor location. Since most radiation treatments are delivered over several weeks, a number of variables can compromise treatment accuracy. Traditionally, additional margins are set around the target area to allow for tumor movement and variations in how patients are positioned during treatment.However, these margins do not always compensate for unexpected changes in the tumor and surrounding normal tissue over the full course of radiation treatment. ART uses frequent imaging to give an up-to-date assessment of physical changes and enable precisely tailored treatment for each patient.The partnership — which builds upon a previously established relationship between RaySearch and MD Anderson centered on RayCare, RaySearch’s new oncology information system (OIS) — combines MD Anderson’s clinical data and expertise with the latest technology and platforms available through RaySearch and will focus on the following areas:Integration of advanced imaging into the treatment planning process to help define the tumor targets better;Management of changes in the tumor that may occur during treatment, and monitoring and adjusting treatment to accommodate each patient’s individual circumstances at any point during therapy; andBuilding software components with the aim of creating a new standard of care in radiation therapy.“The technology to perform adaptive radiation therapy has been around for a number of years and studies have demonstrated its advantages,” said Caroline Chung, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at MD Anderson. “However, it is a complex process that has not yet been broadly adopted in clinical practice and is largely limited to highly specialized care centers. The goal of this collaboration is to establish a methodology and workflow, clinically tested at MD Anderson, which can be streamlined and automated to enable adaptive radiation therapy on a larger scale.”The combination of advanced imaging data, including platforms such as RayCare and the treatment planning system RayStation, will be vital to improving the delineation of tumors. Together, this provides a novel opportunity for more personalized treatment and the development of digital workflows has the potential to improve patient care at MD Anderson and other cancer care facilities around the world.For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com, www.mdanderson.orgRelated Radiation Therapy ContentRaySearch Launches RayCare Oncology Information SystemRaySearch Releases RayStation 7 Radiotherapy Treatment Planning SystemGenerating Precise Treatment PlansTreatment Planning Systems Comparison Chart (requires registration but is free) Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Treatment Planning | February 26, 2018 MD Anderson and RaySearch Partner to Advance Adaptive Radiation Therapy Collaboration will focus on improving precise targeting of tumors through advanced imaging, other techniques to help increase adoption of adaptive radiotherapy for cancer treatment News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Blatter says he will forgive but wont forget UEFA rebellion

first_img Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories The reaction from Blatter to Europe’s show of dissent could be to try to weaken its influence on FIFA’s ruling executive committee where eight of the 25 voting members are from the continent.There is also a European place on FIFA’s executive committee vacant. Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill assumed the vice presidency guaranteed for Britain on Friday but carried out a threat to quit immediately after Blatter was re-elected.“This action is not something I take lightly but the terribly damaging events of the last three days have convinced me it is not appropriate to be a member of the FIFA executive committee under the current leadership,” Gill said Saturday.“My professional reputation is critical to me and I simply do not see how there will be change for the good of world football while Mr. Blatter remains in post.”___Rob Harris can be followed at www.twitter.com/RobHarrisCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The consequences of UEFA walking out of FIFA would be so far-reaching it seems highly implausible.UEFA nations would not just be missing from the World Cup, but the European club game could be completely cut off from the rest of the world.“England won’t withdraw from anything on its own, let’s be absolutely certain on it,” Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said. “That would be ridiculous.”Europe’s best hope is that Blatter has been wounded by his failure to secure a commanding mandate and might be further undermined if ongoing criminal cases against FIFA officials uncover wrongdoing close to the presidency.Blatter did not win the two-thirds majority required in the first round of voting on Friday, but Prince Ali conceded defeat before a second round where a simple majority would have sufficed.Platini said change is still crucial if FIFA “is to regain its credibility.”The latest battering to FIFA’s credibility came when Swiss and U.S. criminal probes into corruption were disclosed two days before the presidential vote, with several leading officials arrested in Zurich.The corruption scandal prompted Platini on Thursday to appeal directly to Blatter to stand down. That request was unequivocally rejected and Platini has to work with Blatter for four more years. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Blatter believes the Europeans are just bad losers after Platini’s candidate, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, was beaten in Friday’s election.“It is hatred not only by one person at UEFA but by the organization of UEFA that has not accepted that I have been president since 1998,” Blatter said in the television interview.UEFA’s strategy for how to deal with Blatter may become clearer next week when the European body holds meetings in Berlin ahead of the Champions League final.“There should be some kind of reaction,” said Dutch federation president Michael van Praag, who had been running for FIFA presidency before withdrawing last week to back Prince Ali.But opposition to Blatter is not unanimous in Europe.Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, is fiercely loyal to Blatter. The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram congratulating Blatter on his re-election and expressing confidence in his “experience, professionalism and high authority.”France’s football federation also voted for Blatter, despite Frenchman Platini demanding the 79-year-old Swiss withdrew from the election.As Blatter starts his fifth term, Europe’s governing body is in a quandary about how to exert influence in a political landscape where it is a minority voice despite being the sport’s financial and sporting heartland. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day ZURICH (AP) — Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA.“I forgive everyone but I don’t forget,” Blatter told Swiss television channel RTS. “We cannot live without UEFA and UEFA cannot live without us.”UEFA President Michel Platini, who helped Blatter first gain the presidency in 1998, led opposition against his former ally and has suggested European nations could consider boycotting FIFA — including the World Cup. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Patients with chronic pain give advice Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President greeted by UEFA President Michel Platini, right, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)last_img read more

Israeli premier warns of Palestinian boycott campaign

first_imgJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel faces an “international campaign to blacken its name” aimed at delegitimizing its very existence regardless to its policies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. The international community disproportionally singles out the Jewish state for condemnation while remaining silent on major conflicts and human rights abuses in other countries, he said.Netanyahu made the comments Sunday at a meeting of his new Cabinet just two days after a Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from world football was dropped at the last moment. Netanyahu warned that such efforts to boycott Israel continue. Palestinians accelerated their campaign to boycott Israel and Israeli-made products after peace talks collapsed last year. Netanyahu said that he was pleased the Palestinian attempt to have Israel suspended from FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, was rebuffed in the end, but warned that Israel will face similar boycott efforts in the future.Palestinians had pushed to get Israel banned because they said Israeli security restrictions limited the movement of Palestinian players, visiting teams and soccer equipment.Israel accused the Palestinians of politicizing sports and insisted its security concerns are valid, especially regarding movement in and out of the Gaza Strip — which is ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas.“We are not a perfect country; we do not pretend to be such, but they are setting standards for us that are both twisted and higher than those for any other country, any other democracy,” he said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories “We are in the midst of a great struggle being waged against the state of Israel, an international campaign to blacken its name. It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence. It does not matter what we do; it matters what we symbolize and what we are,” Netanyahu said.”I think that it is important to understand that these things do not stem from the fact that if only we were nicer or a little more generous — we are very generous, we have made many offers, we have made many concessions — that anything would change because this campaign to delegitimize Israel entails something much deeper that is being directed at us and seeks to deny our very right to live here,” he said.The Israeli prime minister said the Palestinian boycott is reminiscent of similar attacks the Jewish people faced in the past.“Now, this is a phenomenon that we have known in the history of our people. What hasn’t been said about the Jewish people? They said that we are the focus of all evil in the world. All of these things are being said about us today as well. It was not true then and it is not true today. This does not have a shred of truth,” he said. Check your body, save your life 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

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first_img WASHINGTON — Are two chief executives better than one? With Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow revealing his royal lineage to his lover — and aunt — and potential rival Daenerys Targaryen during Sunday’s episode, their beleaguered army at Winterfell is about to find out.Daenerys is a Queen, among her many titles, and currently the only formal leader of the motley army preparing to face down the fearsome White Walkers. But Jon, who spent most of the show’s seven seasons as the brooding illegitimate son of Ned Stark, reveals that his actual father was her older brother, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. That gives Jon an arguably stronger claim to the Iron Throne than Daenerys.His timing wasn’t great: Their army will now enter an apocalyptic battle with two potential leaders. And Jon’s sister Sansa Stark has exerted her own authority, making the leadership structure even more complicated.In the Associated Press’ weekly “Wealth of Westeros” series , we’re following the HBO fantasy show’s latest plot twists and analyzing the economic and business forces driving the story. This week, the conflicts over leadership at the top inspired us to ask: How have two (or more) leaders worked out in the business world?The short answer: It’s complicated.To begin with, it hasn’t been a very common arrangement. Barely 5% of the Fortune 500 have tried it over the past 30 years, including Oracle, Salesforce, Chipotle and Whole Foods.There have been spectacular flame-outs, such as at Deutsche Bank, where both co-CEOs resigned at the same time in 2015. John Reed, the CEO of Citicorp in the late 1990s, was outmanoeuvred and pushed aside by his co-chairman, Sanford Weill, after Citicorp merged with Travelers Group in 1998 to form Citigroup. Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb eventually stepped aside in 2016, to make room for co-founder John Mackey to take over as the sole CEO.All those examples are considered failures, which may not be surprising, considering that most leadership roles are typically filled by one person, to avoid confusion and in-fighting. And the outsize ambition that is usually required to become a leader in the first place doesn’t leave much room for humility and co-operation.“My experience is that co-leadership doesn’t work,” Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a management expert at Yale University, wrote earlier this month. “As a general rule, doling out chieftainships across an organization’s upper echelons only serves to undermine and dilute the leadership role.”Still, co-CEOs have prospered in some cases. Mark Hurd and Safra Katz have been co-CEOs of software giant Oracle since 2014, a partnership that has benefited the company. Still, Oracle’s founder, Larry Ellison, remains at the firm as executive chairman, an arrangement that suggests he may still be the ultimate authority.And some research has sought to figure out when sharing power can work. A %href_on(file:Christopher Rugaber And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press This image released by HBO shows from left, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Maisie Williams in a scene from “Game of Thrones,” that aired Sunday, April 21, 2019. With the Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow revealing his royal lineage to his potential rival Daenerys Targaryen, the beleaguered army at Winterfell is about to find out if two chief executives better than one. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP) by Christopher Rugaber And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Apr 22, 2019 2:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Game of Thrones: Co-CEOs may prove no match for ice zombieslast_img read more

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more evolved You have all these amazing groundbreakers from Sidney Poitier to Will Smith to Denzel [Washington] Cuba Gooding Morgan Freeman Theres so many thats just to name a few In terms of someone of my ethnic origin theres not many people out there representing And its mainly because theres not really a large amount of roles for us so its kind of fiercely competitive Slumdog was a beautiful experience Not only did it provide me with a career but I think it opened a lot of doors to an alternative film It was about this young Indian guy I try to strike a balance between being selective but also continuing to work and be relevant So sometimes that means breaking the mold within the mold For instance I did a show called The Newsroom I played this guy whos the social media expert You can look at that and go “Oh thats the Indian IT guy right there” And initially you could say he was in a way just that But as the seasons progressed we started to break the mold He was not a nerdy guy with big specs He was the cool dude that wore the cool clothes and got to date all the girls on the show and was quite the Casanova It seems like Slumdog Millionaire created this appetite for a hybrid between Bollywood and Hollywood How does it feel to perform in these kinds of movies Its very easy to be labeled the Indian guy I read my fair share of Indian-centric films Theres a lot that I pass on for various reasons I passed on this film called Million Dollar Arm for reasons which I wont talk about But I want to be very selective in the story I go to India to tell I think its a wonderful canvas What we do as actors and storytellers is explore humanity and theres no place where youre going to find more humanity than in India Its just bursting with stories and people Its fascinating to me Maybe thats because its part of my ethnic heritage but I feel theres just a great level of storytelling that can come from there And it has opened up a market for these crossover diasporic films Marigold theres so many wonderful actors in it but one of the biggest characters in the film is India Some Asian actors have talked about accents Youve had a couple of movies now where youre called upon to do that Do you have any feelings about it Its interesting because its so easy to label it as a stereotype But what is a stereotype Is Hugh Jackman stereotyped to playing the really muscular handsome man in Wolverine or other movies Yes And also hes a wonderful guy and Ive just worked with him and hes broken that mold in countless ways Its a very heavy word to be throwing around all the time Im not hypersensitive I feel that I respond to good storytelling I also love comedy With Marigold Im cooking up a very strange accent The Slumdog accent is more lowkey than the one that Ive just done There are millions of accents It depends on the genre in a way and the energy that the character requires I dont take myself too seriously I find that to explore my heritage Im not ashamed of it at all Another 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