Liam Livingstone and Babar Azam’s explosive batting at the top of the Karachi Kings’ batting line-up shattered all records in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) even as their team in the end only snuck out a victory against Multan Sultans. At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Livingstone, who was playing his debut match in the PSL, and Azam wrecked havoc against the Multan Sultans’ bowlers.Livingstone’s 43-ball 82 and Azam’s 59-ball 77 enabled the two openers to record a partnership of 157 runs and they brought it up in just 15.4 overs.While Livingstone’s innings was studded with six sixes and as many fours, Azam smacked six fours and a six as the two surpassed the previous opening stand record set by Shane Watson and Sharjeel Khan.In 2016, Watson and Khan had registered a record 153 for opening stand for Islamabad United. The opening pair of Livingstone and Azam eclipsed the record by just four runs.Despite a record opening stand, Karachi Kings were restricted for just 183 runs as no other batsman managed to reach double figures after Livingstone and Azam fell to the bowling of Chris Green.Chasing a gettable 184, Multan Sultans were undone by Mohammad Amir’s brilliance with the ball.With Shoaib Malik hitting a 28-ball 52 and Laurie Evans scoring 49 off 39 deliveries, Sultans looked on course to chase the total.However, Amir ripped through the middle order and dismissed the big hitters in Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, and Hammad Azam to finish with figures of 4 for 25.Amir’s bowling helped Karachi Kings win by 7 runs.advertisement
Transfers Barcelona could have held Griezmann talks, says Amor Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 08:31 12/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid Primera División The club’s director says it’s possible that president Josep Maria Bartomeu met with the Atletico Madrid star’s representatives Barcelona director Guillermo Amor says it is possible that club president Josep Maria Bartomeu may have met with representatives of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.The France international is under contract at the Wanda Metropolitano until June 2022, but has been linked with a move away in recent weeks.Speaking in an interview with Movistar, former Barca player Amor, now working for the club in an administrative capacity, suggested the Catalan giants are obliged to stay in contact with potential signings. 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 “It could be that Bartomeu had a meeting with Griezmann’s family,” he said.”If that’s what the newspaper says, it may be that way, although I do not know.”There is good harmony, a good relationship, there can be conversations, rumours are inevitable in the world of football. “In the case of Griezmann, there are many players with whom one can be talking and engaging in some kind of relationship in case there is an opportunity.”It’s our obligation to have contacts with players.”Griezmann was in the headlines for the wrong reasons on Sunday, apologising after posting an image of himself on social media dressed as a Harlem Globetrotters basketball player in black body and face paint.
Last week’s news that Patrik Schick has started working with mental coach Jan Muhlfeit came as no surprise. Since seeing a move to Juventus collapse 18 months ago, the Czech’s career has gone into freefall, with current employers Roma considering letting the 22-year-old leave on loan this month in the desperate hope that their club-record signing can rebuild his shattered confidence away from the glare of the Stadio Olimpico spotlight.Schick had been mobbed by delirious Giallorossi fans when he arrived at Fiumicino airport in the summer of 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The loss of Mohamed Salah to Liverpool had hit the supporters hard and while Schick was hardly a like-for-like replacement for the Egyptian winger, the forward was expected to make just as big an impact in the Italian capital, having forged a reputation for himself as one of the most promising young players in Serie A after a sensational debut season at Sampdoria.Indeed, in just 1507 minutes of game time at the Luigi Ferraris, and from only 14 starts, Schick had scored 11 times. However, his performances had been even more impressive than his strike rate, with Antonio Cassano arguing that he was even more talented than Paulo Dybala.Schick was tall but technically excellent. A fast, innovative forward, he thought as quickly as he moved.Juventus director Pavel Nedved was smitten, unable to avoid comparing his compatriot to one of his former team-mates.”Schick has a great future in front of him,” the Czech legend told Denik. “Right now he doesn’t have the muscles, but you can just imagine him in two or three years.”He reminds me of Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he was like that when he came to Juve. He didn’t have the muscles either.”Then Zlatan gained muscles and turned into a world-class striker. Schick is also this type of striker: great feet, tall and fast.”If Patrik keeps improving himself he can turn into a world-class striker as well.”The plan was for him to do so in Turin. Schick’s buy-out clause was €25 million (£22m/$29m) but Juve agreed to pay €30m as Samp ceded to their request to spread the payments out over three years.Then, disaster struck, with Juve’s doctors detecting a minor heart inflammation during what was expected to be a routine medical.The transfer stalled for over a month amid reports that Juve were trying to change the terms of the agreement and take the striker on loan for a year rather than signing him on a permanent deal. Samp’s outspoken president Massimo Ferrero was furious. “It’s a farce,” he told Secolo XIX. “He’s not healthy, he’s really healthy. What they found is the equivalent of a cold!”Sampdoria won’t go back a millimetre on any agreements. The boy is healthy, he can play, but now we have to worry about who has put out rumours that could damage the image of one of the brightest talents in European football.”If Juventus want to back out, we’ll sell him to one of the other four clubs that are ready to buy him.”And that’s exactly what happened. When Schick returned from holiday in the middle of July, he was informed by his agent, Pavel Paska, that Juve wanted to arrange another medical.“I told him I wasn’t going anywhere, that it was already getting on my nerves and I’m not flying to Turin, it would be useless,” he explained.”It didn’t matter to me anymore, I was a little bit angry. The deliberations were unnecessary, and in the middle of July my €25 million release clause ceased to apply.”So, as far as I was concerned, the president of Sampdoria could name his price and put my value as high as possible. That’s what he did, he eventually got it up to €42m.”When I signed I felt great relief that I could finally concentrate only on my football.”That sensation didn’t last long, though. No sooner had he made his Roma debut than he was sidelined by the first of a succession of minor injuries.When he did play, he looked a cheap imitation of his former self, slow and cumbersome on the ball, embarrassingly panicked in front of goal.He was erring off the field too, forced to reaffirm his commitment to Roma after discussing a potential move to a bigger club just months after joining the Giallorossi.The hope was that he would feel more settled in his second year in Rome, reap the benefits of a stress-free summer, and he impressed during pre-season. “The worst is behind me and I hope the best is around the corner,” he opined. The sad fact of the matter, though, is that Schick is still struggling, physically and mentally. In 44 appearances for Roma in all competitions, Schick has scored just five goals, without registering a single assist.Last month, he was shortlisted for the 2018 Bidone d’Oro (‘The Golden Bin’), an award given by a satirical website to the worst player in Serie A over the preceding 12 months.A major part of the problem is that he hasn’t always been used in his preferred position up front, with coach Eusebio Di Francesco often deploying him on the right wing last season. He has also been utilised as a No.10 but even Di Francesco has now conceded that it is not a position in which Schick excels.But then, Schick has never looked remotely capable of displacing Edin Dzeko up front either.The Bosnian is the youngster’s closest confidante at Trigoria but is also the biggest obstacle between him and a regular starting berth. However, even when the Bosnian was sidelined by injury at the start of November, Schick failed to impress. As a result, it is increasingly possible that he will now be sent back to Sampdoria for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign.The man himself has stated, “I’ve heard rumours but my ideas are clear: I only want to stay here and show what I can do.”However, a temporary return to familiar and more forgiving surroundings might be just what he needs.When Nedved looked at Schick in a Samp shirt, he saw Ibrahimovic without the physical strength. As it transpired, he also lacked the Swede’s mental fortitude. Then again, even Ibrahimovic’s confidence would have been rocked by the setbacks Schick has endured over the past 18 months. Failed medicals and fitness issues have unsurprisingly taken their toll on the 22-year-old. He has recovered from his physical problems. But mental setbacks often require more time.As Di Francesco mused, “Sometimes there are players who need longer than others to settle.”We’ve all been waiting for him to find his form and confidence.”Hopefully, with the help of Muhlfeit, Schick can rediscover both.
CALGARY – A spokesman for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it is not yet interested in making direct investments in Canada’s newly legalized recreational marijuana industry.Michel Leduc, global head of public affairs and communications, says the sector, which began selling legal pot on Wednesday, is “not an area of focus” for the organization that invests Canada Pension Plan funds on behalf of about 20 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries.He says CPPIB’s “tiny, tiny” exposure to the cannabis business is indirect and is the result of pot companies getting big enough to displace more traditional corporations on stock market indexes.Leduc says fund managers are focused on options to invest in broad programs including infrastructure, commercial real estate and data technology, leaving few resources for emerging options like cannabis and cryptocurrencies.He adds the CPPIB tries to be geographically diversified, which translates into only about 15 per cent of its funds being invested in Canada.Still, he says, the organization that had net assets of about $367 billion as of June 30 could someday invest in a cannabis company.“It’s not that we’re ruling it out. It’s just that we have our plate full with all sorts of different value convictions around other themes,” he said.“We have a very healthy risk-return appetite but we’re also a very prudent organization … We tend not to be influenced by very specific things and look more at broader, disruptive trends.”
Brussels: The EU’s anti-trust regulator is to slap tech giant Google with a new fine over unfair competition practices, sources told AFP on Friday. Brussels has targeted the Silicon Valley firm’s AdSense advertising service, saying it restricts some client websites from displaying ads from third parties. The decision in the long-running case, first reported by the Financial Times, is the latest anti-trust salvo against Google, which has already received nearly seven billion euros in EU fines. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Two sources close to the matter said the verdict would land next week, most likely on Wednesday. “We are in the process of finalising the AdSense case,” EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said earlier this week. In July 2018, the US giant was ordered to pay a record 4.34 billion euros for abusing the dominant position of Android, its smartphone operating system, to help assure the supremacy of its search engine. A year earlier it slapped Google with a fine of 2.42 billion euros for abusing its dominant position by favouring its “Google Shopping” price comparison service in search results. Google has appealed both decisions to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
By Alexandra PriorRabat – French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to go on a sub-Saharan country tour this week, amid not only skepticism from within his country, but also a newly discovered crisis in Libya.Macron is set to travel to Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, and Ghana, ending his tour by participating in an European Union-African Union conference. The principal reason for Macron’s long-awaited Africa tour is to reopen lines of communication between the France and the formerly colonized nations while backing off from France’s age-old policy of “Francafrique.” The 39-year-old president hopes to maintain a friendly, open relationship with the sub-Saharan countries rather than further the unequal Europe-Africa power dynamic. He plans to do this predominantly through speaking to the young generation of students in Ouagadougou, Abidjan, and Ghana. Macron’s visit falls upon unfortunate circumstances, however. Less than two weeks ago, CNN uncovered a harrowing secret in Libya: a full-fledged industry of human trafficking that has been rampant since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The discovery of this crisis sent the international community into a full tailspin, causing Macron himself to call for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council at the end of this week.Macron’s critics say that his visit is just a ploy to preserve trade alliances between France and its former colonies as he scales back France’s paternalistic relations within the continent. More than that, he is not going to be welcomed with open arms: a significant amount of animosity still persists between the African countries and France, particularly amongst the youths that Macron seeks to appeal to.With a myriad of different dynamics at play, Macron’s visit to sub-Saharan Africa will undoubtedly be an eventful one.
(Update)Summer is just around the corner, but mother nature is still supplying us with spring showers although Wednesday night’s rainfall turned into a severe thunderstorm. Hail and heavy rain pounded the region, with some places hit harder than others leaving a trail of destruction that has some wondering if it might have been something stronger.Uprooted trees, downed power lines and knocked over hydro poles. All damage done by a powerful storm that blew through Haldimand County. The heavy rainfall caused the creek in James Visser’s backyard to flood. But it was the sight in the sky that was most shocking to him: “Just over the woods you could see a funnel cloud, nothing big, just white clouds swirling around. It was pitch black over the lake so you knew something was going on. The power was out, obviously.”Luckily, Visser’s duck as well as the rest of his property wasn’t damaged in the storm. But just down the road, it’s a different story. A giant solar panel on this farm was completely uprooted and knocked over:The hardest hit area was along here on Concession Four. Haldimand Hydro say 12 of these hydro poles were knocked down with roughly two thousand customers impacted by a power outage. Crews have been working around the clock to untangle power lines and replace poles. This storm has been particularly severe with damage estimated to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.Paul Heeg is with Haldimand County Hydro: “This is pretty significant. just the amount of poles adjacent to each other. In this particular case, we have 27,000 volt circuits on the pole which makes it a little more complicated.”For now, the clean up continues and while Environment Canada has not confirmed , Visser has his own theory: “Definitely a tornado, how big, it’s hard to say, something massive that you see on TV. I don’t think was here. But to cause that destruction, like a path, you know, you can probably watch form Simcoe, Waterford, a trail right from the lake. something was there. whether they find something, who knows.”Haldimand County Hydro says there are still 12 customers without power — but they’re working to have it restored by tomorrow.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of divorcing couples opting to “go private” in order to avoid the delays and stresses of an over-stretched court system, lawyers have revealed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. It linked the rise in private hearings for financial… Boodle Hatfield, a leading private wealth legal firm, said the number of private divorce hearings it had scheduled for the first quarter of 2019 is the same as that for the whole of 2018 and 50 per cent more than in 2017. Increasing numbers are paying for both financial dispute resolution (FDR), in which a retired judge gives an indication of the eventual outcome, and arbitration, which is quicker, more personalised and deemed more civilised than attending court.
Téléassistance : les plaies bientôt soignées à distance France – A Caen, un dispositif de téléassistance permettant de traiter les plaies des patients à distance va être lancé dans les prochaines semaines. Cette nouvelle approche médicale utilisera les outils de communication pour réduire au maximum l’hospitalisation des patients. Une infirmière se déplacera directement chez le blessé pour filmer la plaie, dont elle enverra ensuite les images au centre d’expertise grâce à la visioconférence. La communication pourra s’établir grâce au réseau 3G, plus efficace et étendu sur le territoire français que l’ADSL.Ce dispositif permettra aux infirmiers experts de faire valider leur diagnostic auprès du médecin, ainsi que de suivre l’évolution des plaies des patients souffrant d’ulcères de la jambe, d’escarres ou encore de pieds diabétiques grâce aux images enregistrées.Pour l’heure, cinq établissements de santé et quatre centres experts devraient adhérer au réseau Téléassistance des plaies (Telap), piloté par le CHU de Caen qui sera bientôt doté d’une unité mobile de plaies. Le 30 mai 2010 à 12:33 • Emmanuel Perrin
Algues vertes : pas de nouvelles analyses sur les sangliers mortsMercredi, la Préfecture des Côtes-d’Armor a annoncé qu’elle ne ferait pas procéder à de nouvelles recherches d’hydrogène sulfuré sur les cadavres des sangliers morts, jugeant les résultats déjà obtenus suffisants.Aucune nouvelle recherche d’hydrogène sulfuré ne sera effectuée sur les cadavres des sangliers retrouvés morts dans l’estuaire du Gouessant. C’est ce qu’a annoncé mercredi la Préfecture des Côtes-d’Armor, après la mise en évidence de la présence de ce gaz mortel chez cinq des six animaux déjà analysés.”Les biologistes ont estimé que les six premiers animaux sur lesquels des analyses complémentaires ont été pratiquées constituaient un échantillon suffisant”, a expliqué M. Maignan qui précise néanmoins que “les cadavres des derniers sangliers retrouvés sont conservés et des analyses complémentaires peuvent encore être effectuées à tout moment si nécessaire”. Un avis que partage le docteur Claude Lesné, ancien chercheur au CNRS et spécialiste de la toxicité des polluants aériens interrogé par l’AFP.”Maintenant qu’on a trouvé du H2S dans les poumons (de quelques uns des animaux morts), cette affaire est classée sur le plan technique. Si vous retrouvez un sanglier avec un oedème pulmonaire sur des vases contenant du H2S, vous dites : sans doute est-il mort d’une intoxication H2S. Mais si, en plus, vous retrouvez du H2S dans les poumons, alors le diagnostic est fait. Ca n’a pas d’intérêt d’analyser les autres sangliers, ça aurait été gaspiller l’argent du contribuable”, a ainsi expliqué le Dr Lesné. A forte dose, le H2S entraine en effet des oedèmes pulmonaires dans la majorité des cas.À lire aussiL’étonnant secret caché derrière les plages de sable blanc paradisiaquesCependant, si les résultats apparaissent si clairs aux scientifiques, la Préfecture des Côtes-d’Armor, s’est pour l’instant refusée à tirer des conclusions définitives quant à la responsabilité des algues vertes dans ces décès, alors que l’hydrogène sulfuré est justement produit par la décomposition de ces végétaux toxiques. Le 4 août 2011 à 10:27 • Maxime Lambert
SPOKANE — The Spokane County medical examiner’s office has listed the cause of death for a jail inmate as homicide.The office said Wednesday that the primary cause of death for 33-year-old Christopher J. Parker was a methamphetamine overdose and complications from diabetes. But restraints also contributed to his death, and KREM reports that led to the homicide classification.Officers used a Taser on Parker and put him in restraints because he became combative at the jail.He had called 911 in February for help with a drug overdose. Fire department paramedics determined he didn’t need to go to a hospital and instead turned him over to police. He was wanted on a warrant.Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the crew acted correctly but training for drug-related calls has improved.
Although Walmart still offers a variety of Xbox One S bundles (see below), Dell raised the ante today with this one, which includes not only the venerated Battlefield V, but also a digital copy of Gears of Wars 4. Fire HD 8 review Sarah Tew/CNET CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Taylor Martin/CNET Apple’s non-Pro iPad does everything most people want it for: Web browsing, Netflix streaming and playing games from the App Store. Target had been selling it for $250, but Walmart’s historic low is now the deal to beat. 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Amaravati: AP Chief Secretary LV Subrahmanyam to hold a review meeting with Secretaries and Department heads at afternoon on Tuesday. In the review meeting, they will be discussing on 10 issues, which also includes the quick settlement of ACB and disciplinary cases. The CS review meeting will also discuss the current position of the main points which were discussed during the Collector’s conference last month. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us During the meeting, the CS will be giving directions to the officials on the coordination incoming Assembly Budget session. They will also discuss the setting up of Village secretaries across the state. Over the changes and additions in government departments will be discussed at the Secretaries’ conference. On the occasion, the discussion will be held on the present financial position of the departments and the current situation of the establishment of national educational institutions.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals In this day and age, it can be hard to imagine life without the internet and our smartphones. Most of us depend on mobile apps daily. If you haven’t noticed, many of the apps you use request access to your geolocation to provide you with better services. This might become even more common in the future because geospatial technology is making leaps into integrating big data into software and technology with more practical daily uses.Related: Cloud Architecture and Cloud Computing Trends in 2019Geospatial analytics and data processing.The geospatial business isn’t an easy one because, although maps and geographical images may be fun and useful, they aren’t the easiest to sell. Commercial adoption of geospatial technology has always been problematic due to incompatibility issues, such as data migration using old infrastructure to make them available to new services. Cloud storage has been the key in helping geospatial technology move forward, albeit gradually. The cloud’s ability to store and disseminate data has improved markedly compared to years before, allowing businesses to create products that can push information close to real-time. Products like the Geospatial Analytics InSite Suite of Solutions™ leverage the power of the cloud to help their clients in asset inspection and management, even if these assets are in several locations around the country.Smart cities.Cars have seen a great share of technological advancements through the years — think self-driving cars and Wi-Fi enabled cars with always-online HUD’s. What seems to be left to the wayside are asphalt roads. The exact definition of a smart city may be up to debate, but a common consensus, according to the Smart Cities Council, is that a smart city has “digital technology embedded across all city functions.” Base mapping is essential in creating sensory-enhanced urban areas that seamlessly integrate autonomous vehicle transportation, 3D technologies and asset management into a meaningful whole. It provides a means for intelligent travel and acts as a foundation from which a smart city can grow. Companies like Mapillary and Telensa have pioneered the use of geospatial technology to provide in-depth, real-time city imagery and sensors that monitor traffic and detect pollution.Related: Why Smart Cities Are a Golden Opportunity for EntrepreneursUnmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).Unmanned aircraft systems or drones are nothing new, but the technology that flies them is a different story. The coming year sees a rise in the use of UAS, with a focus on the production and use of high-quality engineering products that are ready to support current aerial metric mapping sensors. Their use has also gone beyond the military. Companies like Aerovironment, a world-leading manufacturer of military drones, are designing drones for commercial applications in the energy and agriculture sectors.Mapping as a Service (MaaS).Advancements in cloud data storage have brought about a variety of business models that have been and are being tested for the public scale and download of data via web-based portals. Google Maps can provide an overview of most areas around the globe, but companies like Nearmap provide high-resolution satellite imagery for nearly any location worldwide, on demand. This customized data can then be used for landscaping, engineering and even public safety. It takes just a few days for this data to be delivered, and this period will be shortened as this business model continues to grow in the coming year.Related: In The Architectural Space, Bigger Isn’t Necessarily BetterBuilding Information Modelling (BIM).Today, 3D technology is not only used in gaming design but also in supporting building information modelling (BIM). Combining geospatial technology with advances in computation enables more comprehensive analyses of the Earth’s surface, allowing for innovations in the A/E industry. Architects and engineers can use this data to come up with richer, more detailed models that will help in designing and facilitating smarter projects. In the future, geospatial technology-supported BIM can be further augmented by advances in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) spaces.AEG firm Woolpert has recently joined hands with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in the planning and construction of the Buckhead Station Pedestrian Bridge, which crosses an interstate to provide access to the station. In this project, Woolpert relied heavily on 3D laser scanning and point cloud data to create a realistic 3D visualization that was later used as a roadmap for the execution of the award-winning Atlanta project.From simple wall scribbles and hand-drawn maps, technology has pushed mapping into the digital age with geospatial data and digital satellite imagery. Maps and navigation data can now be accessed almost instantly via computers and smartphones. Exciting enough as it is, the future looks brighter still for geospatial technology, and it’s truly something to watch out for in the coming year. 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GAYSTARNEWS- Yevgenia Litvinova, a Russian LGBTI activist, shared what happened for the Russian Reader.What happened?The protest was scheduled for 12:34 PM at Palace Square in St. Petersburg. When the group arrived, the Square was completely closed off and surrounded by police officers.‘I got held up, and when I got to the square, Alexei Sergeyev had already been detained,’ Yevgenia explained.‘Then Alek Naza (Alexei Nazarov) was detained: he had no placard, only a rainbow flag. Before that 28 more people had been detained. That is a total of 30 people detained for trying to hold solo pickets [which, according to Russian law, can be held without permission and without notifying authorities in advance]. There are minors among them. Some have been taken to the 74th Police Precinct (in particular, Alexander Khmelyov), while a third group is still being held in a paddy wagon, as far as I know.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘Six of the people detained on Palace Square were dropped off at the 69th Police Precinct at 30/3 Marshal Zhukov Avenue, including Yuri Gavrikov, Alexei Sergeyev, and Tanya (Era) Sichkaryova. One of the detainees is an underaged girl. We have refused to be fingerprinted and photographed.’‘I am very tired of the discrimination and the thought that I’m not allowed to walk out and say I feel bad about it. My country doesn’t want to hear that I feel bad, it doesn’t care,’ one activist called Sobi told EuroNews.Anything else?Up until 1993, homosexuality was considered a crime in Russia. In 2013, the Russian government banned the distribution of so-called ‘gay propaganda.’Back in June, Russian police officers briefly detained LGBTI activist Peter Tatchell after he protested for LGBTI rights near the Kremlin.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . An LGBT Pride event was scheduled for today (4 August) in St. Petersburg, Russia. However, Russian authorities refused to permit the festivities and arrested 30 activists upon their arrival to Palace Square. An LGBTI activist being detained by police in St. Petersburg, Russia Russian activists receive fines for trying to organize a Pride in St. Petersburg16-year-old is first minor prosecuted by Russian ‘anti-gay propaganda’ lawsRussian LGBTI activist detained at St Petersburg PrideRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/activists-detained-pride-march-st-petersburg-russia/
The Qantas Group has announced changes to its executive leadership team as it continues its accelerated transformation program.As a result of the new structure the current CEO of Qantas International, Simon Hickey, and CEO of Qantas Domestic, Lyell Strambi, have decided to leave the Qantas Group.The changes represent a flatter structure for the broader Qantas Group executive team, with the positions of Deputy CFO, QantasLink CEO and Qantas Airways Chief Operating Officer not being replaced.Transition to the new structure will begin in the New Year, with changes finalised by March 2015, the last major restructure of the Qantas Executive Committee was in May 2012.Announcing the changes, Alan Joyce recognised the contribution made by Lyell Strambi and Simon Hickey.“In a number of roles at Qantas, but especially as the CEOs of our domestic and international airlines, Lyell and Simon have helped build a stronger Qantas. I would like to thank them for their tremendous contribution and wish them well for the future,” Mr Joyce said.Simon has been with Qantas for 10 years in a number of senior roles including the CEO of Qantas Frequent Flyer, more recently Simon was the CEO of Qantas International.“In the 12 months since we announced our accelerated transformation program, we have made excellent progress. But there is still a lot of work to build the foundation for a stronger, more sustainable and more successful Qantas,” Mr Joyce said.Simon Hickey said he felt privileged to have worked with a dedicated and passionate team of people at Qantas, however it was the right time to explore new opportunities.“During my time at Qantas, I am most proud of working with great teams to refocus the Loyalty business; restructuring Qantas Freight into the largest independent air freight business in Australia; and of course helping drive the turnaround in Qantas International,” Mr Hickey said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
THE Bank of Cyprus (BoC) has been ordered by Greek courts to pay more than €3.8m in compensation to 44 investors in securities issued by the lender who lost money in the 2013 banking crisis, it was announced on Friday.According to an announcement issued by the bondholders’ association, the Greek courts recently issued three new convictions against the bank which is now required to pay €3.85 to 44 holders of securities and bonds as compensation for the damage and non-pecuniary damage they have suffered, plus interest from the date of filing the claim until full payment.“These three civil actions were registered in May 2015, and in record time they were judged and rulings were handed down, while civil actions filed in Cypriot courts in 2012 are still pending,” the group said.The Bank of Cyprus is a going concern, they said, and if Cypriot courts follow the rationale of the courts in Greece, it will be called to pay millions in damages.As far as Laiki Bank is concerned, the compensation under the memorandum that resulted in its forced closure is payable by the state, the group said.“Realising the chaos that may be caused if the Cypriot courts ‘copy’ the Greek ones, the bondholders’ association is making a final appeal to the state and the Bank of Cyprus to address this issue in an effort to find an out-of-court/consensual solution, so as to alleviate the impact on the economy,” the group said.In April, the bank was ordered by another Greek court to award €460,000 in compensation to 24 bondholders who too had lost money during the banking crisis. The court had said that the lender failed to inform investors about the risks of the convertible enhanced capital securities, when it issued them and offered them to the public in 2011.The bank had said that it would challenge that ruling.Thousands of investors in Cyprus lost around €700m when bonds in the Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank, or Laiki, were wiped out in March 2013.BoC, which absorbed Laiki’s operations in March 2013, has repeatedly rejected compensating bondholders without, however, ruling out exceptions related to “humanitarian cases”. The bank advised bondholders to pursue legal recourse.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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