Adriano Moraes says Geje Eustaquio ‘a true warrior’ for overcoming bizarre knee bar

first_img“Did you see that? Man, I love that position and I like to call it the ‘Mikinho Knee Bar From the Back,’” said Moraes during the post-fight press conference. “When I go for this position, everybody in training tapped but Geje didn’t.”Eustaquio (11-7) said he was ready to lose his left knee to Moraes, who owns a 2-1 record against him, instead of tapping out and losing the belt via submission.“That was a deep knee bar and I’m waiting for Adriano to take my knee off and let him bring it,” said Eustaquio. “But I will never tap. I decided to finish the fight that if it takes five rounds then I will finish it.”Although, Eustaquio didn’t tap, the hold left an impact on his left knee that Moraes knew factored in the fifth round.“I didn’t believe it when he didn’t tap and I let him go and try other things,” said Moraes. “When we finished the round he tried to stand up and he felt his knee so I was ‘oh my God I got him.’”ADVERTISEMENT Both fighters displayed stellar striking and grappling but there was one submission hold that became the highlight of the fight when Moraes locked Eustaquio from below and pulled the former champion’s left leg over his head.😱 UNREAL FLEXIBILITY 😱 #WeAreONE #HerosAscent #Manila #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/pZK5bICKkrFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) January 25, 2019Moraes (18-3) said there really is no proper name for the submission hold that he pulled off near the end of the fourth round, but it was a hold that left his teammates at American Top Team tapping out. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Luka Doncic’s 32, Maxi Klebler’s D and 3 lift Mavs over Pistons Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The third fight in the trilogy between Adriano Moraes and Geje Eustaquio for the ONE world flyweight title fulfilled it promise of bringing the fireworks.There was no shortage of action in the fight that Moraes eventually won via unanimous decision to take the belt in the main event of ONE: Hero’s Ascent Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He didn’t tap, he’s a true warrior. Congratulations to him, he did it,” added Moraes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengal Warriors in Jaipur: Jaipur Lose 40-41 to Bengal

first_imgThe downside, however, was the performance of their raiding unit that scored a meagre six raid points on the night. Four of those came from skipper Deepak Niwas Hooda, who had little support last night. Sushil Gulia has been performing well since being drafted into the starting seven and coach Srinivas Reddy will be hopeful that the youngster’s performance last night was nothing more than a rare blip and he will be back among the points against Bengal Warriors.Bengal Warriors cruised to victory against in-form Haryana Steelers in their previous match, beating them by an emphatic scoreline of 48-36 in Pune. The star of the show was, yet again, skipper Maninder Singh, who put up 18 points on the scoreboard in just 19 raid attempts. Raider K. Prapanjan, too, had a strong night and finished with seven raid points.Defensively, Right Corner Baldev Singh led the way with six tackle points and was ably supported by Rinku Narwal and Jeeva Kumar, who together contributed five tackle points. With that win, Bengal Warriors opened a nine-point lead over third-placed Haryana Steelers and are looking in prime position to finish in the top two and book their berth in the semi-finals. With their offence and defence playing extremely well, Bengal Warriors will be starting as favourites in their match against Jaipur Pink Panthers. Jaipur Pink Panthers came close to ending their winless run in the opening match of their home leg against Gujarat Fortunegiants, but a brilliant tackle by the visitors’ defence in the last raid of the match denied the home side a victory as the two shared the spoils. Jaipur Pink Panthers, though, will take a lot of positives from the result, especially the performance of their defence that finished with their season-high of 20 points. Nine of those were scored by Vishal, while Nitin Rawal and Santhapanaselvam contributed four each.#AamarWarriors would be gunning for glory against the hosts to move closer to the #VIVOProKabaddi summit!Here’s what’s in store: https://t.co/ltrFtd81Rr⚔️: #JAIvKOL⌚️: Tonight, 8:30 PM onwards📺: Star Sports and Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/yXsf9f1OJw— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) September 22, 2019last_img read more

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Manchester United must beat Feyenoord in Europa League clash, says Matteo Darmian

first_imgManchester United fullback Matteo Darmian believes they must beat Feyenoord at Old Trafford on Thursday as they bid to reach the Europa League knockout stage from a difficult Group A.Defeat by second-placed Feyenoord would put United, a point behind the top two, out if leaders Fenerbahce beat visiting Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in their penultimate group match.”I think it is a difficult group because we have to face a difficult opponent, but we are still in the race. We have an important game against Feyenoord and have to win. We’ll prepare to make sure we’re ready,” Darmian told MUTV. (Also read: Olivier Giroud snatches point for Arsenal in 1-1 draw against Manchester United)United lost 1-0 to Feyenoord in Rotterdam in September but are on a 13-game unbeaten streak at home in Europe, last losing to Real Madrid at Old Trafford in the 2012-13 season.Feyenoord have not won in their last three European away games.”I remember (playing Feyenoord away) because it was not a good game for us. We have to change this and win our away games, but for now we’re playing at home and maybe that is a little bit easier.” Italian Darmian said.The Europa League is the only major title United have not won and Darmian said the competition had become more attractive since the winners were guaranteed a Champions League spot.United are sixth in the Premier League after 12 games, two places and six points below the Champions League spots.”I think it (the Europa league) is a big competition. (Winning it) gives us a big opportunity to get into the Champions League which is crucial for a club like Manchester United,” Darmian added.advertisementlast_img read more

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Exclusive: Justice RM Lodha slams Committee of Administrators, says didn’t perform primary task given to them

first_imgA day before the seven-member BCCI committee on Lodha reforms meets in Mumbai Saturday, the former Chief Justice of India and committee’s head slammed the Committee of Administrators (CoA) for failing to implement the recommendations ratified by the Supreme Court.Speaking exclusively to India Today, Justice (Retd.) RM Lodha said that the Vinod Rai-led panel is involved in “incidental matters” and  should have made the Indian cricket board accept the recommendations by now.”It is really disappointing. It is unfortunate that almost an year has passed and the judgment of the highest court passed on July 18, 2016 is yet to be implemented. Once a party has suffered the judgment from the court, that too from the highest court, it is not the chooser. The order has to be implemented. Of course it has been delayed but I hope that the order will be implemented at the earliest,” said Lodha disappointingly.The 68-year-old added: “Surely, the primary task given to them (CoA) was to implement the order of last year. That has not been done. Perhaps, COA has been involved in incidental matters so nothing could be taken forward. I hope it is done now at the earliest.”On Saturday, the new seven-member committee, led by Rajeev Shukla, would have its second meeting to finalise their stand on Lodha recommendations.”There is no question of BCCI getting away with this,” says the former Chief Justice. “BCCI had its full say before the Supreme Court after we submitted our report. They put forth all their objections, submissions which were deliberated and heard fully. Thereafter, the  Supreme Court passed its judgment on July 18 last year, ratifying our report. So, that has now become the judgment of the court. Thereafter, the BCCI also filed the review petition but they were unsuccessful. Then they filed curative petition, there also they failed. It is only bogey if BCCI says that certain implementations are not implementable. Once the SC has approved it, it has become the judgment of the court. Everything can be implemented. Maybe, one or two individuals are affected and therefore they say that they can’t implement these recommendations,” adds Lodha.advertisementThe reason for BCCI getting restless is the next hearing on the matter slated for July 14 in the Supreme Court. If the board remains adamant, there is always a possibility of SC enforcing the recommendations on the richest cricket body of the world.”Of course, that is the last resort (SC enforcing the recommendations) because the judgment of the highest court cannot remain unenforced and unimplemented. So, obviously it will be taken to its logical conclusion. I fail to understand their (BCCI) stance. Report is in black and white, approved by the Supreme Court. It should’ve been implemented. The Memorandum of Associations should’ve been amended, the regulations suggested by us must have been put in place. This is how a judgment is implemented. They (COA) are the in charge of BCCI affairs so I hope they will do it at the earliest,” says Lodha.last_img read more

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Herrera: Mou relationship fantastic

first_imgManchester United Herrera insists Mourinho relationship is ‘fantastic’ Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 07:00 10/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ander Herrera Jose Mourinho Manchester United 23052017 Getty Manchester United José Mourinho Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Huddersfield Town Premier League The Spain international has denied speculation that he has a strained relationship with the Manchester United manager Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has denied his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho was damaged in the wake of the shock defeat to Huddersfield Town.The Spain international suggested United’s 2-1 Premier League loss last weekend was due in part to a worse attitude than David Wagner’s side.United 5/4 to beat Spurs with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Herrera’s explanation for their first defeat of the season prompted a furious response from Mourinho, who said: “Oh my God. When a player says that, when a player feels that, I think they should all go to the press conference and explain why because I cannot explain that.”The former Athletic Bilbao man has only made three starts in the Premier League this season and speculation of a soured relationship with Mourinho was exacerbated by the Huddersfield remarks.However, Herrera insists he still has a “fantastic” understanding with Mourinho and has no problem with any critical comments.”If you listen properly to what I said, I just said in the first 30 minutes they had a better attitude than us,” he said following the 2-0 EFL Cup win at Swansea City on Tuesday.”That is what happened. After that we had a good attitude and we were even close to drawing the game, which is not easy after playing bad for the first 30 minutes. That is what I said but now we want to forget what happened.”Everything he says I accept. I am a professional. We have a fantastic relationship, so let’s look forward and think about Tottenham.”United’s attention now turns towards the visit of Tottenham on Saturday and Herrera admits it is a must-win game against a team with whom they are level on 20 points in the table.”Tottenham is not going to be four or five points but we have to win against them because they are a direct rival for the title and also because we play at home,” he said.”For the last two or three seasons, they have improved a lot. They are contenders for everything.”last_img read more

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Wisconsin Releases “We’re Back” Hype Video Ahead Of 2015 Campaign

first_imgWisconsin football.Wisconsin hype videoThe Wisconsin Badgers won 11 games in 2014, but given the way that the Big Ten title game against Ohio State played out, Badgers fans are hungry for vengeance in 2015. The program, now led by new head coach Paul Chryst after the untimely departure of Gary Andersen, will have a chance to make a statement in its first game this year – Wisconsin gets SEC champion Alabama to kick off its season.Sunday night, Wisconsin released a three-minute hype video titled “We’re Back” to tease the season. Enjoy, Badgers fans:We’re back. http://t.co/pieC4FfuBB— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 10, 2015last_img

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Injury Update For UCF QB McKenzie Milton

first_imgA UCF football helmet placed on the field.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: A UCF Knights helmet sits on the field after the UCF Knights defeated the Baylor Bears 52-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)One of the best quarterbacks in the country just suffered a devastating injury. UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered what looked to be a serious injury in the team’s game against South Florida on Friday afternoon.Milton has been one of the best quarterbacks over the past two years, leading UCF to an incredible winning streak. Although he doesn’t get the hype of Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa or Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, Milton delivers the goods every game.Unfortunately, it looks like his stellar season might be over.The star quarterback was carted off the field after a brutal leg injury. Video of the play is hard to watch.Feel terrible for star UCF QB McKenzie Milton. Just horrible looking injury. pic.twitter.com/JZSxRTtOxy— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) November 23, 2018UCF sits at 10-0 on the season and had hopes of making a run at the College Football playoff. The Knights hold a 10-0 advantage over the Bulls early in the second quarter.The initial reaction to the injury suggests it will be season-ending at least. It’s tough news for Milton and his UCF teammates.Stay tuned for the latest.last_img read more

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Cruz angry about menopause taboo

first_imgLondon: Penelope Cruz says society has perpetuated many taboos around women’s health issues such as menstruation and menopause, which is disrespectful. The 45-year-old actor said she was “angry” at how social structures, including families, don’t even consider these topics worthy of a conversation. “Hormones rule the world … I bet you weren’t expecting to talk about hormones. Okay. Hormones. There are times in the life of a woman that have to be acknowledged, and understood and called by their name. There are too many taboos surrounding women’s bodies and I think it equals a big lack of respect. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography”You might be thinking, ‘What is the relationship between hormones and respect?’ It’s completely related. Words like ‘period’, ‘post-partum depression’, ‘menopause’. Even today, those words, you bring them up at a dinner table, everybody gets nervous. Even if it’s a group of women, if men are also at the table, the energy gets very nervous,” Cruz told Tatler magazine for its August issue. She said though she is glad to see women in the showbiz more, there is still a long way to go.last_img read more

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Lekhi stresses upon planting indigenous saplings of trees

first_imgNEW DELHI: The New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Saturday announced that during the current monsoon season the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has a target for planting 2500 fruit bearing trees like mango, guava, Chiccu, bel patra, orange, jammun and pear in its gardens, along circular roads and residential colonies. Besides, 1700 trees, 30,000 shrubs and 50,000 ground covers will be developed during this monsoon season, she added.Expressing her satisfaction over the 80 percent surviving rate of the saplings during the previous years, she exhorted the NDMC employees to maintain this rate and look after and safeguard the saplings with desired care and called upon the residents of New Delhi area to come forward to plant more saplings not only in their surrounding areas but wherever the space is available saplings be planted in maximum number. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Wherever we plant, we should plant five trees and the cluster of five trees and we may call it panchvati. And the idea behind this panchvati is to fight malnutrition, the people who are living in the slum areas are positively malnutrition and malnourishment is not among the people, who have lack of resources. But it is due to wrong diet, bad habit and bad lifestyle,” said Lekhi. Delhi is one of the greener areas in comparison to other metropolitan cities and we should further enhance its green cover in order to beat the malnutrition by planting indigenous trees saplings like mango, guava, pomegranate, avla, bail-patr, which may serve as preventive of health care, she added. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderChairman-NDMC Naresh Kumar informed that with the sustained efforts made by the team NDMC, the green cover of New Delhi area had been enhanced from 46 to 50 percent during the last four years and added that for further enhancement of this green cover, the NDMC has decided to develop a hi-tech nursery at Yamuna Catchment area in South Delhi just opposite the Sarai Kala Khan. And 25 acres of land had been taken from the DDA for the purpose. The tender process has been initiated for finalizing the bidder to kick off the project, he said. He added that Green Water Harvesting System is to be developed at different locations of local areas in New Delhi besides, the government premises. He also informed that as many as 60 Rain Water Harvesting Chambers would be developed in NDMC area and 237 have already been commissioned. The capacity of each rainwater harvesting chamber is 20 cubic meter. The Rain Water Harvesting Chambers will help to conserve the rain water and also to arrest the depleting of ground water level.last_img read more

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Cooks doppelganger Williams is Apples best bet as next CEO

first_imgNew Delhi: Considered a “colourless, unimaginable drone”, Timothy Donald Cook who joined Apple at age 37 in 1998 has successfully proved he is a better CEO than late Steve Jobs. Apple today is nearly a $1 trillion dollar company and despite the global slowdown, has been able to not only maintain its growth trajectory but also diversified into services, entertainment and other verticals which are bringing in more moolah than its devices segment. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Cook has spent over two decades at Apple, and nine years as CEO, and people across the globe now have a valid question: who is Apple’s best bet to replace Cook as CEO and keep the company on the growth path? For Jobs, Cook was the natural choice and he picked him over more popular names around for the CEO job, like legendary Apple Chief Designer Jony Ive (who has now moved on). Cook became COO in 2005, and officially Jobs’ right hand man. Identifying his unique set of strengths, Jobs made him the Apple CEO on August 24, 2011. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India In December 2015, Cook promoted his long-time lieutenant in operation – Jeff Williams – to the role of Apple COO. The duo later created history. Williams has been called “Tim Cook’s Tim Cook”. He is in charge of the operations side of the business, just as Cook used to head up operations when Jobs was CEO. “There are uncanny number of similarities between Williams and Cook,” writes journalist Leander Kahney in his biography of Tim Cook. According to Fortune reporter Adam Lashinsky, “Williams is in many ways a doppelganger for Cook”. “Tall, lean, and grey-haired, like Cook, Williams was said by Apple executives to look so much like his boss that from behind, they could be mistaken for each other,” writes Lashinsky in his book “Inside Apple”. Since 2010, Williams has overseen Apple’s entire supply chain, service and support and social responsibility initiatives — the “last being something that has grown in importance under Cook”. According to Kahney, Williams has been instrumental in speeding up the iPod delivery process, making it possible for customers to buy an iPod online, have it custom engraved, and delivered in three working days. He is also said to be a key contact with supplier Foxconn. According to Apple analyst Neil Cybart, “Williams is tasked with making sure the Apple machine is well-oiled and in tip-top shape, not only capable of producing more than 100 million iOS devices in a quarter, but building flexibility into the system to handle annual hardware updates that would make most hardware companies quiver with fear.” Williams played an important role in the development of the first-generation iPhone, and has since led worldwide operations for both iPhone and iPod. Today, he also supervises development for Apple Watch. Often called the “unsung hero”, he led the development of Apple Watch in close collaboration with the design team, and oversees the engineering teams responsible for Apple Watch. According to Apple, he is also driving the company’s health initiatives, pioneering new technologies and advancing medical research to empower people to better understand and manage their health and fitness. Williams joined Apple in 1998 — the year Cook joined the company — as head of Worldwide Procurement. Prior to Apple, he worked for the IBM Corporation — Cook also worked with IBM before joining Apple — from 1985 to 1998 in a number of operations and engineering roles. Like Jobs, the passing on the Apple baton to Williams is a natural choice for Cook too. Cook is still going strong and Apple, under his watch, is breaking all sorts of records. With Jobs’ ‘spiritual partner’ Sir Jony Ive now out of Apple, Williams is without doubt Apple’s best bet to take over when Cook finally decides to move on.last_img read more

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Use NAFTA talks to lift Canadian telecom protections prof argues

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s overall economy — not just consumers — would benefit if Canada were to open its telecom industry to greater competition through upcoming North American free trade talks, says a University of Toronto professor who’s been studying the industry’s impacts.Getting to that point at the NAFTA negotiating table, however, may just be wishful thinking, says another academic who predicts U.S. demands for greater access to Canada’s telecom market won’t survive to the final round of bargaining.In its objectives for the NAFTA renegotiation, the Trump administration included telecommunications among a list of trade irritants made public last week, saying it wants to promote the competitive supply of telecommunications services and secure commitments “to provide reasonable network access for telecommunications suppliers.”University of Toronto professor Walid Hejazi says opening the telecom industry to foreign players would result in new jobs, increased productivity across a wide range of industries and cheaper wireless rates for consumers.While Canada’s telecom market was partially liberalized in 2012 when the federal government opened the door to foreign ownership of Canadian cellphone service carriers that have less than 10 per cent of the Canadian market share, current regulations forbid foreign majority ownership of a major telecom company.Removal of the foreign ownership restrictions would require an amendment to the Telecommunications Act.The telecom ownership provisions are complicated further by the fact that Canada’s big three service providers, Bell, Telus and Rogers, are also intertwined with the country’s broadcasting networks, which have their own set of ownership and licensing restrictions.Successive expert panels have over the years recommended ownership restrictions be lifted, but few actions have been taken amid concerns that a takeover of a Canadian telecom company by a U.S. or other international conglomerate would result in foreign interests controlling a Canadian broadcaster as well, potentially leading to a watering down of Canadian content.Hejazi said the NAFTA talks present a perfect opportunity to lift the protections from foreign competition enjoyed by the trio.“The telecom industry in Canada should not be protected. Full stop, end of story,” said Hejazi.“You have three companies that are protected from international competition and the service they provide us is inferior.”Paul Beaudry, the director of development at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and a research associate at the Montreal Economic Institute, doubts that the Trump administration will push hard for greater access by U.S. players to Canada’s telecom market.Beaudry said he doesn’t see telecom changes as a “hill to die on” and predicted the issue won’t make it to a final round of bargaining once the talks intensify.“I don’t think we’re going to get to telecom,” he said.“I don’t think that, if you were to grill an American negotiator at this stage, they would identify telecom as a critical aspect that kind of motivates the American government.”At most, the U.S. government may be satisfied in gaining greater access to the Canadian market by small American resellers of telecom services, said Beaudry.A failure to use the talks to further liberalize the telecom sector would be a wasted opportunity to create jobs, and would run counter to the Liberal government’s insistence that it makes decisions based on evidence, said Hejazi, who is also the academic director at the Rotman School of Management.“Every company in the country has to work with the telecom industry,” he said.“The productivity and employment across the entire Canadian economy are negatively impacted by the lack of efficiency and investments in that sector.”The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development called on Canada last year to open its telecom industries, along with airlines and broadcasters, to foreign ownership.The OECD said such a move would “sharpen competitive pressures, raise productivity and reduce prices for consumers.”Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris learned a bitter lesson about Canada’s telecom rules nearly a decade ago when his company, Orascom Telecom Holding, invested in Wind Mobile Canada, hoping to turn it into a major player. The investment soon turned sour after Ottawa blocked his bid to acquire Allstream from Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., through his investment firm, Accelero Holdings Inc.Sawiris blamed Canada’s regulatory framework for his decision to back away from investing further in Wind Mobile, accusing Canada of stifling innovation and producing what he called a “closed market.” He vowed never to invest in Canada again.There was also wide speculation in 2013 that U.S. telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc., could enter Canada’s wireless market, until company CEO Lowell McAdam definitively shot down the prospect, calling the rumours “way overblown.”The lack of interest in Canada’s telecom market by an established foreign player is telling, said Beaudry, suggesting there is little appetite for investing in it without putting the big three players on the selling block.None of the big three Canadian telecoms were willing to provide their perspective on the NAFTA negotiations, which are expected to begin Aug. 16. Spokespeople from all three said they would offer no comment.And while the industry umbrella group also said it wasn’t prepared to speak, a spokeswoman acknowledged the key players are keeping a close eye on any potential developments in the coming weeks.“We are monitoring the situation and discussing with our members,” said Sophie Paluck of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.“We will want to ensure the Canadian wireless industry continues to thrive as a world leader.”— Follow @tpedwell on Twitterlast_img read more

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EC orders removal of 6 Central Force jawans posted as Arjun’s bodyguards

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission on Sunday ordered the removal of 6 Central Force jawans, who had been deputed as bodyguards of BJP candidate Arjun Singh, who is contesting the elections from Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency. The decision comes in the wake of the scuffle at Halishahar between Singh and the police.A TMC party office was ransacked at Halishahar on Sunday. Blaming BJP for the same, Trinamool leaders subsequently alleged that Singh was using the Central Force jawans to impose his will in the area. Meanwhile, on his way to attend a meeting with Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey at the District Magistrate’s office in Barasat, Singh said that he will conduct an ‘operation’ on May 6 when Barrackpore will go to polls. “I conduct various types of operation during every election. Tomorrow I will also conduct a new one as well,” Singh said, in an apparent jab at the Opposition. Additional CEO Sanjay Basu said that a report has been sought from the district election office on Singh’s statement. The Commission will examine the statement soon. Dinesh Trivedi, who is contesting from Barrackpore on TMC’s ticket, relied on the administration to counter any such ‘operation’ conducted by his rival. Trivedi also attended the meeting convened by the Special Police Observer. “The administration is there to take care of any ‘operation’ he (Singh) was talking about. I don’t want to comment on his statement,” Trivedi said.last_img read more

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El Othmani Receives Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

Rabat – El Othmani received Sanchez this morning in Rabat, the Spanish embassy in Morocco wrote in a Twitter post.Minister of Human Rights Mustapha Ramid and Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit, and Minister of Culture and Communication Mohamed Laaraj also greeted Sanchez upon his arrival.The Spanish high official is visiting Morocco for the first time since he became prime minister in June and is accompanied by a delegation from Madrid. Sanchez is also expected to meet King Mohammed VI on his official trip to Morocco.Sanchez confirmed his intention to visit Rabat at the 26th Ibero-American summit in Guatemala over the weekend.Sanchez told the press that he is visiting Morocco because of the “historical ties” and the “strategic bilateral relations” that both countries enjoy.Presidente del Gobierno, @sanchezcastejon, departe con Jefe de Gobierno Marruecos, Saaddedine El Othmani, a su llegada a Rabat. @MAECgob @desdelamoncloa pic.twitter.com/MZBLo4z0Os— EmbajadaEspañaMarruecos (@EmbEspanaRabat) November 19, 2018He added that the visit will strengthen the bilateral ties linking the two nations on “common challenges.”He also described the visit as “very important.”Since he was voted in as Spanish prime minister in June, Sanchez has been a pro-Moroccan voice in the European Union, expressing Morocco’s concerns on migration issues.Llegada del Presidente @sanchezcastejon a Rabat. Comienza visita de trabajo y amistad a Marruecos. @desdelamoncloa pic.twitter.com/xPXB0iZips— EmbajadaEspañaMarruecos (@EmbEspanaRabat) November 19, 2018Sanchez also convinced the EU commission for migration to grant additional funds for Morocco to prevent irregular immigration to Spain.Read Also: Spanish Parliament Refuses to Host Polisario Meeting, Sanchez to Visit MoroccoThe visit also acknowledges Morocco’s strategic role in fighting irregular migration in line with the Spanish government’s agenda.Morocco is also an important trade partner for Spain. In February, the European Statistical Office reported that Spain remains Morocco’s main trade customer in terms of exports, which increased by 11.2 percent over the past year.Spain has been the primary export destination and importer of Moroccan goods since 2012. Spain is also calling the EU to speed up the process of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement. Last week, the Spanish Minister of Agriculture Luis Planas called for a “rapid ratification” of the fisheries deal at the EU parliament.The Spanish minister asked them to approve it in the first quarter of 2019 to allow Spanish fishermen to fish in Moroccan waters. read more

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Citing flawed process UN expert says Iraq should not execute exVice President

16 March 2007After this week’s dismissal of Iraqi former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan’s appeal against the death penalty imposed by the country’s High Tribunal, an independent United Nations legal expert called on the Government to not carry out the execution, citing the “procedurally flawed legal process” that lead to the sentence. Leandro Despouy, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, issued a statement today saying that the High Tribunal “has violated international standards on due process” and “therefore is not in a position to sentence Taha Yassin Ramadan to death.”The Appeals Chamber of the High Tribunal, in its 12 February decision, did not address the “grave shortcomings” of the original trial which sentenced Mr. Ramadan to a life sentence. The Chamber described this decision as being “too lenient,” and sent the case back to the trial court for his sentence to be increased to death.On Wednesday, all nine members of the appeals court ratified Mr. Ramadan’s death sentence.The trial violated international human rights standards and principles, according to the Representative, “in particular the right to be tried by an independent and impartial tribunal and the right to adequate defence,” as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).Mr. Despouy, who has issued two previous press statements on this matter, is an unpaid expert serving in an independent personal capacity, reporting to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council. read more

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Over 750 goats slaughtered

Over 750 goats were slaughtered at a religious festival in Keerimalai, Jaffna today.According to the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper, thousands of people took part in the Hindu ritual at the Karuhampanai Narasima Wairavar Temple in Keerimalai. The festival began early this morning and 750 goats were slaughtered after prayers.The Uthayan newspaper reported that over 300 cockerels were also killed as part of the ritual. (Colombo Gazette)

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Isura feels yahapalanaya only for SLFP Harsha responds

He said that it was the United National Party (UNP) which led the campaign for change in the country and so they must now set the standards. UNP Parliamentarian and Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development Dr. Harsha de Silva, who was also at the event, told Devapriya he must ensure national interests are put first. He said that in the Kotte area some officials of the Western Provincial Council put politics before country. (Colombo Gazette) Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya today asked if ‘yahapalanaya’ (good governance) is only for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).Speaking at a function held in Karadiyana at the launch of a waste to energy project also attended by President Maithripala Sirisena, Devapriya said that everyone should work together to take the country forward. read more

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Remembering Jesse Clarke

Friends and family gathered to honour 14-year old Jesse Clarke on Sunday.It would have been his 15th birthday but he didn’t live to see it.Jesse was killed on August 19th during a fight on Barton Street in August.An 18-year old has been charged with second degree murder.The loss is something his family says they will never recover from.Jesse was raised by his dad from the time he was a year and a half.Jesse Clarke will be 14 for eternity, his young life cut short just weeks before his 15th birthday.Jesse’s dad says he wants to use this senseless tragedy to help others. He doesn’t want any other parent to have to go through what his family has gone through.

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LGE 2018 Ballot boxes to be prepositioned at countrywide locations for

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM set for Disciplined Services to vote on SaturdayApril 30, 2015In “Politics”GECOM’s CEO explains differences between LGE and National ElectionsFebruary 29, 2016In “latest news”PPP meets GECOM on scrutiny of  Disciplined Forces voters listFebruary 10, 2016In “Politics” The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would be prepositioning ballot boxes at locations around the country to aid in ease of movement for November 2, when Police, Army and Fire Service ranks would turn out to vote early.GECOM CEO Keith LowenfieldThis is according to GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, who during a press briefing on Monday said that this includes prepositioning ballot boxes at locations in E Division, which would cater to ranks in Mackenzie, Wismar, Mabura, Ituni and Kwakwani. Boxes will also be prepositioned in places like Bartica, to cater for guards from the Mazaruni prison to vote.“Going westward, we will be prepositioning ballots for ranks at Leguan, because ranks at Leguan and Sans Souci will be voting at Leguan. And going further west, in G Division, we will be prepositioning (boxes) at Anna Regina to take care of the ranks,” Lowenfield said.“We’ll be going as far west as St Mary’s Police station up the Essequibo River. So while D-Day is intended to be on the second, we are prepositioning for the ease of movement on D-Day, so that the inordinate time associated with movement will be minimised,” Lowenfield explained.In denying suggestions that GECOM it is behind schedule in its preparation for Local Government Elections the CEO also noted that preparations for the disciplined services to vote are well advanced.Lowenfield reported that he had held meetings with stakeholders earlier on Monday. He revealed that he has also advised them on the process for nominating agents and scrutineers.A total of 10,700 polling day staff have been trained. Lowenfield noted that they would be employed and carry out mock polls as practise. And in light of concerns about the time it would take to tabulate results, the CEO assured that results should be provided in 24 hours.But when it comes to polling stations, Lowenfield revealed that GECOM has 1,674 polling stations. He noted that private residences would also be used as polling stations. In fact, there are some 272 of those.Lowenfield explained that the Commission had invited comments from the commissioners on the suitability of the residences, but, for some time, none has been forthcoming.“At the level of the commission, I did indicate the areas they are located and asked if there are any comments, meaning negative comments. I have not received any negatives, so we’re moving to confirm those locations,” he explained.“The posting of polls: we have started, and that will be completed on November 2; so all electors will know, approximately 10 days prior to elections, the locations they will be voting. So the exercise has started. In my engagement this morning with political stakeholders, they indicated they do have some concerns, and I advised that they provide those details by the end of today,” Lowenfield indicated.Meanwhile, Deputy CEO Roxanne Myers related that the time period within which persons can apply to vote by proxy has begun, and would last until November 2. She noted that application forms for proxy voters will be issued on November 8.LGE will be held in all municipalities and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) in Guyana using a mixed electoral system of Proportional Representation (PR) and First Past the Post (FPTP).The PR electoral system is one in which parties’ gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them in a municipality or NDC. For someone to be elected under the Proportional Representation system, they must be on a party list or voluntary group list. Individuals cannot contest in the PR system.The FPTP system has been explained as one in which an individual gains control by the number of votes cast for him or her. These candidates can come from a party, voluntary group, or as independent contestants.Fifty per cent of councillors for each municipality and NDC are elected through the Proportional Representation component, while the other half comes from FPTP component of the electoral system.Under the FPTP system, an individual candidate can contest for only one seat in a single constituency in which he or she is registered and resides. Candidates can only be nominated for one group for the PR and FPTP list. read more

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EHF EURO 2016 breaks record in number of fans

With six matches still left to play, the EHF EURO 2016 has already attracted more spectators than any other European Championship before.“I’m pleased to announce that, thanks to the huge support from the Polish public and fans from across the world, we have already beaten the EHF EURO spectator record,” said EHF President Jean Brihault at a press conference on Thursday.“The record of 316,000 set in Denmark in 2014 has been surpassed – before the final weekend – with 342,115 spectators following the action in all four venues.”It is not only Poles filling the stands. 40,000 fans have travelled from abroad, with Germans, Danes and Norwegians representing the highest percentage of international visitors. As Norway and Germany remain in the race for the medals, an unforgettable atmosphere can be expected during the final round.EHF Secretary General Michel Wiederer expanded on the spectator numbers with information on television audiences, saying that the final Group 2 match between Germany and Denmark was one of the most watched so far.“In Germany, the match yesterday against Denmark was watched by 5.61 million people with a 21.1% share of the market – the second most watched programme on television,” said Wiederer.“In Denmark, on TV2, up to 1.7 million people watched the match – a market share of 70.8%.”, writes EHF-EURO.COM.PHOTO: EHF-EURO.COM EHF EURO 2016 ← Previous Story Marko Markis owner of handballgktraining.com: Knowledge is power! Next Story → Qatar continue domination in Asia! read more

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Women facing cancer on the up

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The number of cases of Australians getting cancer has risen in the last three years with more women getting cancer than men. The cases are up by five per cent in the last three years, with the number of female’s up nine per cent, to the mens up by two per cent. In a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, it said that although their is a rise in cancer cases, the survival prospects is significantly better than it was in the 1980s. last_img

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