Argentina ‘have to’ beat Brazil with or without Lionel Messi, says Sergio Romero

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first_imgArgentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero said that his team cannot afford to lose to Brazil even if it is an international friendly, when the two sides go face to face against each other on Thursday in Saudi Arabia.Argentina are likely to be without their mercurial star Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and winger Angel Di Maria and Romero feels that missing their star man will be a loss”I would love Messi to be here because that would give us a boost in quality. Adding the best in the world would be best for the future of the national team,” said Romero, back in the Argentina squad following a knee injury that prevented him from featuring in two friendlies in September.However, he went on to add that the new group of players will do their best to beat their arch-rivals on Thursday.”Here we have a new group of players and we’ll try to do our best for the team. Every time Argentina play, we have to win. And when playing against Brazil, even in a friendly, we still have to win and play our way, which is what the coach is asking of us,” added Romero.Messi has sat out Argentina’s last three matches, all friendlies, since the country’s disappointing last 16 elimination from the World Cup in Russia and it is believed that he has asked for some time off from international duty ahead of next year’s Copa America in Brazil.”I haven’t spoken to him since the World Cup, but I hope his absence is only short-term. Hopefully he’s just taking a rest,” Romero said when asked about Messi’s plans ahead.advertisementArgentina have not missed Messi too much so far, beating Iraq 4-0 in Riyadh on Thursday, having beaten Guatemala 3-0 in September, when they also drew 0-0 with Colombia.Interim coach Lionel Scaloni picked an inexperienced line-up to face Iraq with Romero, defender Ramiro Funes Mori and striker Paulo Dybala the only established names on the team-sheet.It will likely be a different-looking XI in Jeddah to take on a Brazil team that laboured to a 2-0 win over hosts Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Friday.For Brazil however, things are different. Despite featuring the likes of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and Manchester City’s returning forward Gabriel Jesus, Tite’s side struggled on a muggy night in the Arabian desert.But with Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool likely to play too, Brazil won’t need any help in getting fired up to face the Albiceleste.”Any game against Argentina is different, it takes on a huge dimension and we all know what this encounter means,” said Inter Milan defender Miranda.”Our team has prepared well and we hope to play a great match and win.”But just like Scaloni, Tite wants to give some younger players a chance to prove their worth.He said it’s a match “between two teams undergoing a renovation. Here, we’re giving opportunities to youngsters.”The two sides last met in June 2017 in a friendly in Australia, won 1-0 by Argentina, but Brazil romped to a 3-0 success in their last competitive fixture, a World Cup qualifier in November 2016.According to FIFA, this will be the 105th time the South American arch-rivals have faced each other in an official match, with Brazil marginally ahead on 40 wins to 38, with 26 draws.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Embattled Bayern hunt Thiago replacement

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first_imgMunich, Nov 6 (AFP) Bayern Munich are struggling to fill the creative hole left by Thiago Alcantara’s injury as they host AEK in the Champions League on Wednesday trying to secure a last 16 berth with trouble brewing for head coach Niko Kovac. Bayern can reach the knockout stages if they beat the Greek champions AEK at Munich’s Allianz Arena and Benfica lose at Ajax in the other Group E match. However, Bayern have been struggling for creativity since Thiago tore ankle ligaments ten days ago and Joshua Kimmich, usually a right-back, has struggled to replace him in the central midfield role. Kimmich lost 14 of his 16 challenges for the ball and several passes went astray in Saturday’s lethargic 1-1 draw against Freiburg, which left Bayern third in the league table, four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. Kovac has other central midfield options to replace Thiago against AEK in James Rodriguez, Renato Sanches or Leon Goretzka. However, bigger problems are brewing off the pitch with pundits warning Kovac is in danger of losing his dressing room. “The coach is measured by results and not everyone is behind Niko Kovac,” ex-Bayern and Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaeus told Sky. “That is dangerous.” German magazine Kicker on Monday claim senior players Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are all unhappy with Kovac’s coachings style. The main problem seems to be rotating Bayern’s star-studded squad, leaving Mueller and Hummels discontented with their amount of playing time. Robben was left fuming after being taken off in Saturday’s draw against Freiburg, the eighth time he has been taken off in 13 matches this season.advertisement Bayern’s attack is failing to fire and Kovac seems to be at a loss for words how to fix the problem. “We lack the power to punch forward. We can’t break through at the moment as defences are closing us down,” he lamented. “Things also seem difficult in the middle. “It’s clear to me that from a playing perspective, this is not what we expected. “Everything is now being questioned (by the media) – which I can understand.” League defeats to Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach have seen Bayern take just 20 points from the first 10 league games — their worst haul since the 2010/11 season, when Dortmund won the title. Kovac is clearly not the only senior figure feeling the heat. “Don’t ask me such stupid questions,” fumed director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic, who then stormed off when reporters asked if Kovac’s job will be safe if Bayern lose at Dortmund on Saturday. A win over AEK, with the bonus of a place in the last 16 would ease the pressure on Kovac before heading to Dortmund for Saturday’s showdown. (AFP) AHlast_img read more

BPL 2019: Tamim Iqbal’s 61-ball 141 not out hands Comilla Victorians their 2nd title

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first_imgBangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal came up with one of the most eye-catching T20 innings on Friday in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019. Tamim’s heroics with the bat in Dhaka helped Comilla Victorians beat three-time champions Dhaka Dynamites by 17 runs and win their second title.Tamim had been struggling for form in the lead up to the final but he stepped up on the big night and broke an array of records as he took the Dhaka Dynamites attack to the cleaners. Tamim hit an unbeaten 141 from just 61 balls, his first century in the BPL that had 11 sixes and 10 boundaries.Tamim’s 141 was the second highest score in a T20 tournament final and it helped the Imrul Kayes-led Comilla Victorians post 199. He also became the first Bangladesh batsman to hit more than 10 sixes in a T20 match.Even as his much-fancied teammates were struggling to put bat to ball on a tricky Mirpur wicket, Tamim was hitting the big ones at will. Tamim showed little respect to the likes of Andre Russel, Shakib Al Hasan, and Rubel Hossain as he scored heavily against the big boys of Dhaka Dynamites.Big guns fail as Dhaka implode after strong startDhaka Dynamites looked like they would render Tamim’s special knock in vain when Upul Tharanga and Rony Talukdar took on the Victorians’ bowling attack after Sunil Narine was run out in the very first ball of their 200-run chase.Tharanga and Talukdar stitched a 102-run stand in just 8.4 overs before Thisara Perera got the wicket of his Sri Lankan teammate with a slower ball. Once the big partnership was broken, the Dynamites imploded as the likes of Shakib, Andre Russel, and Kieron Pollard were dismissed cheaply.advertisementTalukdar looked to keep the Dynamites in the hunt but he was run out (for 66 off 38 balls) after a mix-up with Pollard in the middle.The Dynamites felt the pressure of chasing a big total in the final as their seasoned campaigners, including the likes of Shakib, Pollard and Russell, were unable to get going.Wahab Riaz shone for the champions with figures of 3/28 while Mohammad Saifuddin and Thisara Perera picked up two wickets each. There were a couple of costly run outs that brought the downfall of the Dynamites.Tamim had been a national hero in Bangladesh for quite some time but the veteran cricketer hadn’t featured in a final before Friday’s championship match in Dhaka. But when he got the opportunity, he made sure he made it an unforgettable outing for him. How Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, and Shakib Al Hasan reacted after the finalTamim: “Throughout the tournament I had starts, but I failed to convert them. So, I guess, I saved my best for the last. We planned the innings really well. They had 2 world class bowlers in the form of Narine and Shakib and we didn’t take chances against them. It was a terrific wicket and at one point even 200 was looking less but I always knew we will be back in the match once we take a couple of wickets. The wickets of Pollard and Russell were really important. “Imrul Kayes: “Tamim is a great player and he showed his character today. Everyone will remember his knock in the final. At one point I was worried as we didn’t bowl well in the powerplay. But we came back strongly in the middle overs. Riaz and Perera were brilliant for us in that phase.”Shakib Al Hasan: “It was a very good game of cricket. 199 was always going to be difficult but we got off to a great start. We lost the momentum after 11th over and kept losing wickets. Next couple of months will be really important for our cricket. Tamim played really well. We can take a lot of positives out of this tournament. We are grateful to our supporters, hopefully, they will keep supporting them.”Also Read | Wake up New Zealand Cricket #MeToo banner seen during India vs New Zealand 2nd T20IAlso Read | Yuvraj Singh reveals why MS Dhoni is crucial to India at 2019 World CupAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s helped Rishabh Pant bat well in Auckland: Harbhajan SinghAlso See:last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 quick review: Bold and beautiful

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first_imgXiaomi sort of disrupted the budget smartphone segment in India with its latest Redmi Note 7 series. The company launched the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India in February. Over here at the India Today Tech we earlier reviewed the top-end Redmi Note 7 Pro and found it to be one of the most complete smartphones available under Rs 15,000 in India right now. Now we have the Redmi Note 7 in the house. If you read the India Today Tech Redmi Note 7 Pro review (click here if you haven’t read it) you’ll notice that I emphasized a lot on how Xiaomi changed the design of the phone to make it look a bit more upmarket, apart from focussing on better camera and core performance hardware.Talking about the Redmi Note 7 Pro’s design this is what I said in the review:”Its glass back is stylish gives the phone a premium appeal that earlier Redmi Note phones were missing. On the front the Dot drop notch adds to the good looks of the phone. And the metal frame feels great in hands. Best of all, the plastic inserts that Xiaomi used in the Redmi phones for so long are finally from the Note series. That alone makes the Redmi Note 7 Pro the best looking Redmi ever.”My first impression of the Redmi Note 7 is the same. This too is a budget phone, an affordable phone, with premium looks. And that is because it sports exactly the same design that we saw with the Redmi Note 7 Pro.advertisementToned down Redmi Note 7 ProEven though both the phones sport the same design it is something that is even more, well, noteworthy on the Redmi Note 7 because of its price. In India, the Redmi Note 7 comes in two variants – the base model features 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, selling for Rs 9,999 and the second model includes 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 11,999. The Redmi Note 7 comes in three colours – Sapphire Blue, Onxy Black, and Ruby Red. I’m using the black Note 7 and love how gorgeous it looks. It is rare to see an under Rs 10,000 phone come with glass body, but with Redmi Note 7 Xiaomi has pulled it off. Just like the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 7 also includes Gorilla Glass 5 on both back and front, which is great and I am assuming should make the phone as durable as any all-glass phone can be. Overall, I love how beautiful and bold the phone looks.Similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro the Redmi Note 7 comes with Dot Drop notch and minimal bezels on the three sides with a good amount of chin. That also adds to the good looks of the phone. The tiny notch houses the 13MP AI based selfie camera setup. I clicked some selfies with the phone and found them to be decent. Not that one would anyway expect a Pixel-like camera performance from a phone that costs less than Rs 10,000.On the rear panel, the Redmi Note 7 includes two camera sensors. The phone includes 12MP+2MP AI Dual camera configuration on the back panel paired with LED flash. Camera is one of the few areas where the Redmi Note 7 differs from the Pro version. Although the Redmi Note 7 doesn’t include a 48MP camera mode, I believe the primary camera overall does a decent job. In outdoors the Redmi Note 7 manages to click pretty good pictures with lots of details and spot-on colours. In Indoor scenarios too, the Redmi Note 7 surprisingly turns out to be good enough – not better than the Redmi Note 7 Pro of course – but for a Rs 10,000 it does admirably well.And that night modeSimilar to what I found with the Redmi Note 7 Pro, I’m extremely impressed with the Night Mode of the Redmi Note 7 camera. The smartphone manages to click pretty impressive pictures with good amount of details and colours in low light using these modes. The regular mode of the Redmi Note 7 camera also does a fairly good job but often misses out on details but the Night Mode saves the day here. I will talk about the camera and the Night mode performance of the Redmi Note 7 in the full review of the phone. As for the selfie camera, my first impression is that Xiaomi could have worked on it a little more. Performance seems fineComing to the performance of the phone, the Redmi Note 7 manages the day-to-day task fairly well. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card. I’m using the 4GB RAM model of the phone. I have been using the Redmi Note 7 for some days now and believe it isn’t as fast as the Redmi Note 7 Pro but considering its price the phone does a good job.advertisementOverall, I believe if you use the Redmi Note 7 for basic things like – making calls, using social media, or playing low graphics games – the phone stands out pretty well. I’m yet to test PUBG on the Redmi Note 7 and will be able to tell more about the overall performance of the phone in the full review. After using the phone for some time now I can say that the Redmi Note 7 offers pretty decent battery performance. For me, the Redmi Note 7 for now easily lasts more than a day on a single charge. There will be more about the camera and performance of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 in its full review in the coming days. Stay tuned.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro review: Stylish Redmi with a cool cameralast_img read more

Superfeet’s New Spring 2017 Footwear Collection Delivers on Comfort and Fit

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first_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Crane Biking Red – $129.95 Novato Black – $139.95 The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin Stuart Blue – $129.95 Major Airline Admits to Monitoring Passengers Via Onboard Cameras Stuart Castlerock Red – $129.95 Shaw Black – $129.95 Perfecting the industry’s most comfortable insole wasn’t enough for Superfeet, so now they’re employing that expertise in their first-ever footwear collection that is on shelves now.Superfeet discovered long ago that there’s a science to everything – even feet.They took a completely different approach to the construction of a shoe by building it from the inside out – literally. The entire spring collection was designed to showcase the brand’s iconic fit using their Lock-and-Key™ construction, which works by combining the insole and midsole for a one-of-a-kind fit, and their Supercork™ Premium Insole that molds to your foot and gives you the ultimate feel and support you need in a shoe.Superfeet is thrilled to bring their loyal fan base – half of which already own two or more pairs of Superfeet insoles – a complete collection of footwear this spring that features both men’s and women’s styles. The collection includes six sandals and 12 shoes designs that stay true to the brand’s mission of providing the best-fitting and most comfortable products for your feet.“Our consumers trust the Superfeet brand to deliver the ultimate comfort and fit for any pair of shoes they own. Now we’re bringing all our experience and knowledge to market in a complete package – sandals and shoes that start with Superfeet’s focus on shape and emphasis on foot health,” explains Eric Hayes, chief marketing officer at Superfeet.Since the collection hit stores back in February, Superfeet has seen an overwhelmingly positive response from customers. Their first footwear line is so successful that they are already prepping for the upcoming fall season. Just as the spring line compliments warmer weather styles, the fall line will do the same for cooler weather. You have until this coming Friday, March 10th, to pre-order your pair. For more information on ordering the fall 2017 collection, contact sales@superfeet.com.Take a look at some of our favorite styles from the spring 2017 collection below.Ross Black – $129.95 Stuart Black/Castlerock – $129.95 Novato Adobe – $139.95 Crane Black – $129.95 Editors’ Recommendations 3 of the Best Teeth Whitening Products For Pearly Whiteslast_img read more

Sinotrans Escapes Red

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first_imgzoom Hong Kong-listed Sinotrans Shipping turned a USD 1.86 million net profit in 2014 despite an 8% drop in revenue, which stands at USD 1.21 billion.In 2013, the dry bulk and container shipping company posted a USD 0.64 million loss.Even though the annual operating loss was USD 27.6m, investment gains from the cash raised through the 2007 IPO covered the difference and pushed the company to profit.Annual revenues from dry bulk and container shipping fell by 13.1% and 1.3%, respectively, due to a weak dry bulk market and a capacity oversupply in the container shipping segment.In 2015, Sinotrans expects the trend of weak recovery, and unbalanced development of global economy to continue.”Shipping enterprises will still face a host of challenges such as demands shortage, high costs, tight capital and narrow profit margins,’‘ Sinotrans says in their financial statement. ”According to the prediction from Clarkson’s, the growth of dry bulk shipping capacity will outstrip the growth of demand again in 2015.”With regard to the Intra-Asia container shipping market, the company expects the weak balance situation to continue in 2015.”Though the improved shipping demand may consume a certain amount of shipping capacity, it is unlikely to bring a substantial change in the market oversupply,” Sinotrans says.”However, large shipping companies’ responses toward the changing supply-demand relationship and their degree of alliance remain crucial factors to the freight rate. Facing current market situation, our Group will adhere to the operating shipowner business mode.”World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

HC dismisses Deepak Talwars bail plea

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed the bail plea of lobbyist Deepak Talwar, arrested by the ED in a money laundering case, saying the “magnitude of conspiracy angle” in it is huge and enormous amount of money is yet to be trailed.Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar denied relief to Talwar on the ED’s contention that he could flee from justice based on his past conduct and record of investigation, besides the fact that his son Aditya — a co-accused in the case — is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghTalwar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate after his deportation from Dubai in January. “The gravity of the offence committed by the petitioner (Talwar) is quite evident from the material placed on record. In the instant case there are allegations against the petitioner of money laundering to the extent of Rs 272.01 crore out of which till date only an amount of Rs 127.69 crore could be unearth and further investigation is underway to trace the flow of rest of the fund amounting to Rs 144.32 crore received in the accounts of Guilt Asset Management Limited,” the judge said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe high court observed that the economic offences like this one constitute a class part and they are not like other criminal cases and need to be visited with a different approach. “Therefore taking note of huge magnitude of conspiracy angle qua petitioner, it would be premature to jump to the conclusion that investigation in this case in respect of the petitioner is complete, rather huge amount of money is still to be trailed,” it said. It added that Talwar was not entitled to the grant of bail and dismissed his petition challenging a trial court’s order denying him the relief in the case. The court noted that during the arguments earlier, it has been urged by Talwar’s counsel that as per the investigating agency, the investigation qua him is complete. However, this submission has no force as the probe in respect of Talwar’s other associates, public servants and properties involved in the money laundering is still in progress, the court said. “In my opinion, the tentacles of the crime are so widespread and it is not that the investigation can be segregated in respect of one or the other accused, the entire crime committed is indeed interlinked,” the judge said. The court added that the diary of proceedings handed over by the ED showed that despite being in judicial custody, how Talwar is still “ruling the roost and is in constant touch with co-accused and interfering with the investigation”. “So when this is the clout of the petitioner that despite being in judicial custody he is managing things then one can very well imagine what he can do once out on bail,” it held.last_img read more

Possession starts at Wave City Center

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first_imgWave City Center, a mega residential-and-commercial project developing in the heart of the city, in Sector 32 Noida, has begun delivering and giving possessions of its products. With construction at brisk pace, Wave City Center is delivering its first commercial development, High Street Shop Condominiums.Understanding that the traditional retail developments are soon to be passé, and the sector needs something more immersive, Wave City Center ventured into a unique kind of retail concept with High Street. Retail sector is evolving as per changing consumer patterns and HSSC has the necessary innovation of providing better consumer engagement for retailers and ease of access for the consumers. Also Read – The Puja carnivalWith Occupancy Certificate received for over 4 lacs sq ft of area, Wave City Center is set to cater to its patrons with its high street retail, which gives its customers the best of retail experience than conventional malls. It is built on G+2 structure, with dedicated pedestrian friendly pathways, convenient underground parking, impressive frontages, open landscaped areas and sidewalk cafes. This high street retail is unique in many ways, starting from its space efficiency. In a mall setting, there is always the issue related to the saleable area and the area a shop owner can actually use (covered area). In such cases, shops are left with only 50% or even less of space efficiency; what sets this development apart is around 90% of its space efficiency, which gives shoppers a clutter free shopping experience and retailers more covered (usable) area. Apart from space efficiency, here, investors get freedom from paying heavy CAM charges. In a mall, CAM charges may range from Rs 35-40 per sq. ft., but here, the Common Area Maintenance (CAM) charges are expected to be around Rs 10 per sq ft thus reducing the burden on the retailer. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraWave City Center’s high street retail provides all the facilities of a mall, yet it stands apart, as it not only gives its patrons a unique shopping experience but also keeps in mind their convenience. Parking is the most pressing issue now a days; and generally high street locations do not have sufficient parking spaces. High street here has a three level basement parking; all that a customer has to do is park conveniently and get an easy access to the shopping arcade. Speaking on this occasion, CJ Singh, COO, Wave City Center said, “We are delighted to receive the Occupancy Certificate for HSSC. We are delivering our first retail product, which is set to change the retail scenario in Noida. We are giving our customers a destination with a different shopping experience. It is developed keeping in mind convenience of both the investors and the patrons.” Connectivity and location are the key factors for a successful retail establishment and HSSC at Wave City Center is set in one of the best locations in Noida. It is well connected to all arterial locations of the city like sector 18, Noida Golf Course, DND and is adjacent to Wave City Center Metro Station. Talking on Wave Infratech’s commitment to deliver, Rajiv Gupta, CEO Wave Infratech said,”With couple of financial institutions already on board, our construction is at full pace. We, at Wave remain committed in offering world class luxury experience to our customers.”last_img read more

Carmen Chaplin to direct documentary on grandfather Charlie Chaplin

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first_imgLos Angeles: Filmmaker-actor Carmen Chaplin is set to direct a theatrical documentary feature on her grandfather, screen legend Charlie Chaplin. Titled Charlie Chaplin, a Man of the World, the film will shed light on a barely explored new facet to Chaplin, his Romani roots and heritage, reported Variety. This is the first time that the Chaplin family is involved at a deep creative and industrial level in a movie about the creator of the Tramp. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerCarmen Chaplin is also attached to co-write the screenplay with Amaia Remirez, a co-writer on Another Day of Life, a European Film Awards best animated feature winner. It is produced by Madrid-based Wave of Humanity’s Stany Coppet, Dolores Chaplin and Ashim Balla, Remirez at San Sebastian’s Kanaki Films and Nano Arrieta and Silvia Mart nez at Madrid’s Atlantic Pictures. The documentary “radically reinterprets Chaplin’s oeuvre from a Romani perspective and examines the persecution of gypsies through his lens”. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up”Determined to subvert audience expectations of a documentary on the silent film master, the storytellers envisage a dynamic fusion of animation, film excerpts, interviews with artists and Chaplin’s children, and cinema verite footage of Roma life today coming together to a soundtrack of new interpretations of Chaplin’s original compositions,” the filmmakers said. Chaplin revealed in his autobiography that his parents were half-Romani. He did not have a birth certificate. He kept a letter, discovered in 2012 by daughter Victoria Chaplin, locked in his bedside table which he received late in life claiming that he was born in a Gypsy caravan at Black Patch Park in Smethwick, Staffordshire in the UK. The film will be made in association with France’s MK2 which owns rights to Chaplin’s movies. Production starts in early 2020.last_img read more

Tom Hanks to receive Cecil B DeMille Award at Golden Globes

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first_imgLos Angeles: Veteran actor Tom Hanks will be honoured with the Cecil B deMille honour at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced. Chosen by the HFPA board members, the Cecil B deMille award is given annually to a talented individual who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Hanks, an eight-time Golden Globe winner and 15-time nominee, will accept the award on January 5, 2020. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud to bestow the 2020 Cecil B deMille Award to Tom Hanks. For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters that we’ve grown to love and admire. “As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer, and director. We’re honored to include Mr Hanks with such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese, and Barbra Streisand to name a few,” said HFPA President Lorenzo Soria said in a statement on the Golden Globes official website. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up Hanks is both a critically-acclaimed actor and beloved star who has iconic films such as “Big”, “Forrest Gump”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Cast Away”, among others to his credit. He is one of the only two actors in history to win back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards — he won his first Oscar in 1994 for his moving portrayal of AIDS-stricken lawyer Andrew Beckett in “Philadelphia”. Hanks followed it up next year as he picked up another trophy for his memorable performance in the title role of “Forrest Gump”. He also won the Golden Globe Award for both films, as well as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for the latter. He made his successful feature film writing and directing debut with 1996’s “That Thing You Do!” in which he also starred. In 2011, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in “Larry Crowne”, with Julia Roberts. Hanks was most recently seen in the Oscar-nominated “The Post”, which revolves around the role of The Washington Post in publishing the infamous Pentagon Papers about America’s accountability in the Vietnam War. His upcoming projects include the Fred Rodgers biopic, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, WWII drama “Greyhound”, which he also wrote, the post-apocalyptic “BIOS” and pre-Civil War drama “News of the World”.last_img read more

Spreading the message of clean India

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first_imgKeeping in view Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of ‘Clean India’, (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan), Kavita Thakur and group will be enthralling the Delhi audience with a dance ballet. The performance will give out a strong social message in a beautiful way. The 40-45 minutes performance will be staged as a part of the much awaited Lalit Arpan festival, on October 1, 2019, at India Habitat Centre. Sharing the titbits of event, Padmashri Guru Shovana Narayan, who is also the organiser says: “This year, the festival has been dedicated to the 150th year birth celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi and the 111th year birth celebrations of Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ – the former dedicated his life to winning freedom for his countrymen; while the latter worked to invoke national spirit within people through his fiery poems. The two ballets – ‘Rashmirathi’ dance ballet by Shovana Narayan and Asavari Repertory, and ‘Swachh Bharat’ dance ballet by Kavita Thakur and group – will feature ideas of the two great personalities to whom the festival is dedicated.” Also Read – The Puja carnivalExpectations from audience… “This festival is an ongoing celebration for us, which we do every year without any expectations. We perform and render services with dedication. We have trust in the audience and their interest towards classical performing arts that’s what brings inner peace. All this is very motivating for us and we find our happiness in it.” Challenges… “Challenges in holding any festival majorly comprise of the selection of theme for the festival, selection of artists, arrangement of resources to meet the expenses, etc. This festival will see coming together of few of the brilliant artists from across the country. What makes it one of the kind is the fact that besides providing young artists a platform to showcase their talent, the event also gives them an opportunity to work alongside the seniors of the field and perform with the best of their abilities.” Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this Navratra Enacting such a ballet must have been challenging. So, Millennium Post also interacted with Kavita Thakur, to learn more about how she and her group prepared for the performance this year. “Through this act, we are trying to convey that we can achieve this cleanliness mission by being the responsible citizen. We need to give a serious thought of getting up from the level of caste, creed, and religion and work towards it. The group will be experimenting with different and innovative ways of spreading this message so that even common man can understand and imbibe this spirit.” But what has been biggest challenge for the group? “To give a performance – which conveys the social message– in only 40 minutes,” says Kavita. “It is a tough subject to execute through classical dance styles, as we have some limits. The challenge usually is the introduction. To have appropriate literature and use properties aesthetically to maintain the level of classical dances adds to the challenges,” she explains. “Since it is a multi-dance presentation having Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Chauu and Contemporary – technique is used in an innovative way between the lyrics. The ballet was presented for the first time on October 2, 2016, for NDMC. Since then, the much-appreciated ballet has been performed innumerable times for masses” Kavita and her group are expecting a good response this time too. “Lalit Arpan festival is a very prestigious festival and the audience will be of a very high standard. Keeping in view all these factor, many changes on many levels have been done to maintain the level of the performances,” she states.last_img read more

Congress leader D K Shivakumar moves HC seeking bail

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first_imgNew Delhi: Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate, moved the Delhi High Court on Thursday seeking bail. Shivakumar has challenged the trial court’s Wednesday order by which his bail plea was dismissed. The ED had in September last year registered the money laundering case against Shivakumar, Haumanthaiah, an employee at the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, and others. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe case was based on a charge sheet (prosecution complaint) filed by the Income Tax Department against them last year before a special court in Bengaluru on charges of alleged tax evasion and ‘hawala’ transactions worth crores. The I-T department has accused Shivakumar and his alleged associate S K Sharma of transporting huge amount of unaccounted cash on a regular basis through ‘hawala’ channels with the help of three other accused.last_img read more

Hope athletes give best ever peformance at Oly Rijiju

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first_imgBengaluru: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday expressed hope that the country’s athletes will do well and give their best ever performance at the Tokyo Olympics-2020. “The Olympics is well on course and we hope that we will give the best ever Olympic performance,” Rijiju told reporters at the Anju Bobby Sports Academy. The minister announced a government grant of Rs five crore for the academy. Rijiju said the Olympics was just 10 months away and hence, due to paucity of time it will be not be possible to produce extra players and talent. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”So, whatever we have the strength available right now, of that we will make best use of it,” the minister said. Speaking about exclusion of shooting from the Commonwealth Games in 2022, Rijiju said the Indian Olympics Association president and secretary general had met him and even recommended boycotting the games if the sport is dropped from competition. He said he sought some time and wrote a letter to his British counterpart. “At this point in time it is difficult for me to make further comments. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersWe will take a final call because this is a political issue,” Rijiju said, adding that he stood by their sentiments but the final decision will be taken at an appropriate time at an appropriate level. About groupism and infighting in federations, the minister said groupism will prevail in democratically functioning federations but it should not hamper the prospects and future of athletes. He even warned that the government will take over the federations and constitute an ad hoc committee if groupism affects the future of players.last_img read more

RBI to the rescue

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first_imgIt would be hard to spot even one person who hasn’t had a bad experience with an ATM transaction, payment at the point of sale (PoS) machine or online payment. There are frequent incidents where while withdrawing cash from an ATM, the message from the bank arrives on the phone informing that money has been deducted from the account but no cash comes out of the ATM. Another frequent problem is that the website where one may be making online payment freezes at the point when the server on the payment side was about to send the request to the merchant’s website. There again, the money gets deducted from the account but the message arrives says that the transaction has failed. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyIn an even more disturbing instance, while booking an airline ticket, the money has been deducted from the bank but the booking has not been done as the merchant has not received the payment, leaving the customer in a lurch and wondering about the whereabouts of the money. It appears that at last there is some hope coming along. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to put in place a framework for harmonisation of Turn Around Time (TAT) and customer compensation for failed transactions using all authorised payment systems. Also Read – The future is here!The action follows the realisation that a large number of customer complaints are filed on account of unsuccessful or ‘failed’ transactions. Failure could be due to various factors not directly attributable to the customer such as disruption of communication links, non-availability of cash in ATMs, time-out of sessions, non-credit to beneficiary’s account due to various causes, etc. Rectification/Compensation paid to the customer for these ‘failed’ transactions is not uniform. After consultation with various stakeholders, the framework for TAT regarding failed transactions and compensation, therefore, has been finalised and this will result in customer confidence and bring in uniformity in the processing of the failed transactions. A ‘failed transaction’ is defined as a transaction which has not been fully completed due to any reason not attributable to the customer such as failure in communication links, non-availability of cash in an ATM, time-out of sessions, etc. Failed transactions shall also include the credits which could not be effected to the beneficiary account on account of lack of full information or lack of proper information and delay in initiating a reversal transaction. The RBI has stipulated that the prescribed turnaround time (TAT) will be the outer limit for resolution of the failed transaction and that the banks and other operators or system participants shall endeavour towards quicker resolution of such failed transactions. Significantly, the players have been told clearly that wherever financial compensation is involved, it shall be effected to the customer’s account suo motu, without waiting for a complaint or claim from the customer. In the event of customers not getting the benefit of redress of the failure as defined in the TAT, they can register a complaint to the Banking Ombudsman of the RBI. RBI has issued detailed guidelines for the resolution of failures and the quantum of compensation. In the case of ATM transaction, if the customer account is debited without cash payment, the bank or the company concerned has to proactively reverse the failed transaction within five days. Each day of delay will entitle the customer to a compensation of Rs 100, which has to be credited to the account automatically. In a credit card transaction, if the credit card account is debited without the beneficiary account being credited, the transaction has to be reversed within a day and each day of delay will entitle the cardholder to a compensation of Rs 100. In point of sale (PoS) transactions, if the account is debited but there is no generation of charge-slip or if confirmation is not received at the merchant location, the transaction has to be reversed within five days, with a provision for Rs 100 compensation for the delay of every additional day. Similarly, timeframes have been set for rectification in cases of failures in UPI payments, Aadhaar enabled payment systems, National Automated Clearing House delays and failures, pre-paid payment instructions, etc. The deadline varies from one day to five days as maximum and delays for each day bringing a compensation of Rs 100 to the affected party. The failure rates on Aadhaar Enabled Payment System for interbank transactions were found to be as high as 60 per cent by the Watal Committee on digital payments which published its report in December last year. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Kejriwal lays foundation stone for 362bed trauma centre at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital

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first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal laid the foundation stone for a 362-bed trauma centre at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital on Sunday. The trauma centre will be equipped with medical facilities like ICU beds, emergency beds, and six operation theatres. The trauma centre is expected to be ready in 18 months.The CM lauded the city’s government hospitals and said, “Despite the massive expansion of public healthcare infrastructure in Delhi, some hospitals do see overcrowding. This is because people from across the country are coming to Delhi now to access our hospitals. Today, someone from Bihar can take a Rs 500 ticket to the capital, get free treatment in our hospitals and return happily. It is a matter of great pride and happiness for us that the people of the entire country are confident in Delhi Government hospitals.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarKejriwal congratulated the Public Works Department (PWD) and Health departments, and said, “Ordinarily large government hospitals across the country are constructed at a cost of Rs 1 crore per bed. This hospital should have cost Rs 362 crore but the Delhi govt is constructing it in just Rs 71 crore. This has been possible because Delhi has an honest and efficient government that saves peoples’ tax money and is, therefore, able to provide the best services to all our people.” Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaThe standard number of emergency beds in a 300-bed hospital would only be 5-6%, that would mean 15-20 emergency beds in a single hospital. The Delhi government has necessitated that 40% of the bed strength in a hospital should be emergency beds. More than 50% of beds have been reserved as ICU and emergency beds at the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, a report claimed. Boasting of Delhi’s healthcare model, CM Kejriwal said, “We are matching the healthcare standards of Denmark, which is one of the most developed nations in the world. Denmark has universal healthcare coverage for all, every patient, rich or poor, can access free treatments in all the hospitals. We are matching the most progressive societies in the world like Denmark, USA and Japan, in terms of providing quality healthcare to the people.” Tweeting about this, the Delhi CM wrote, “We have saved Rs 290 crore in just one project. If I use this money to make medicines, treatment and tests free for the people of Delhi, is it wrong? The Opposition claims we are wasting money by providing free healthcare to people.” Kejriwal also took the opportunity to hit back at the opponents and said, “They (opposition) believe Delhi will suffer losses with such free provisions, but I want to say that this government will not let Delhi suffer from losses. We have expanded the budget of Delhi year after year, and this is due to the trust that the people of Delhi have shown in us. Before our government came to power, the budget of Delhi was Rs 30,000 crore. Today, after five years, it is Rs 60,000 crore. We stopped the Raid Raj system, and the people of Delhi realized how paying taxes is leading them towards a more developed city. We have eliminated corruption from the capital, and are instead spending the money towards more developmental works in the city, like building schools and hospitals and providing free facilities to the people. We had decreased VAT from 12.5 percent to 5 percent but increased facilities for the welfare of the people.”last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court has issued a production warrant against a close aide of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in a money-laundering case related to negotiations allegedly favouring foreign private airlines and causing loss to state-owned Air India.Special Judge Anuradha Shukla Bhardwaj has directed the Tihar jail authorities to produce Yasmin Kapoor, a close aide of Talwar, before the court on October 3. Kapoor is currently in judicial custody in another case lodged by the CBI. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe court, which had last month cancelled the anticipatory bail granted to Kapoor earlier in the money-laundering case, passed the order on an application moved by ED’s special public prosecutor Nitesh Rana. Rana submitted that Kapoor was misusing the bail granted by the court. Kapoor was granted anticipatory bail by the court on March 22, while Talwar is in judicial custody. There were reasons to believe that the tainted money, received from the foreign airlines, was used for the acquisition of Kapoor’s residential property in New Delhi, ED’s lawyer A R Aditya said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed that several companies, in which Kapoor was a shareholder along with Talwar, received the proceeds of the crime, adding that the agency’s probe in this regard was ongoing. Kapoor had sought anticipatory bail, claiming that the ED had threatened her to take names and also to convince Talwar to give names of government officials or political functionaries, failing which she would be arrested. Talwar was deported from the UAE in connection with the money-laundering case. The ED had earlier said it needed to interrogate Talwar to get the names of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, National Aviation Company of India Ltd and Air India officials, who had favoured the foreign airlines, including Qatar Airways, Emirates and Air Arabia. The agency had claimed that entities directly or indirectly controlled by the accused received exorbitant amounts from Qatar Airways, Emirates and Air Arabia and submitted a chart of a total of USD 60.54 million allegedly received by firms directly or indirectly owned by Talwar between April 23, 2008 and February 6, 2009. Talwar’s alleged role in some aviation deals during the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime at the Centre is under the scanner as well. Talwar has been booked by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in criminal cases of corruption, while the Income-Tax department has charged him with tax evasion. Kapoor is currently in custody in a case of alleged violation of foreign exchange rules by his NGO, Advantage India. The case relates to alleged misappropriation of Rs 90 crore received by Advantage India through foreign funding.last_img read more

New Delhi Telecom regulator Trai will take additi

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first_imgNew Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai will take additional time to finalise its views on Over-The-Top (OTT) norms and issues around lawful interception and security are expected to be the key focus, an official said. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) deliberations on the issue may take at least one more month to conclude, as it is looking at international practices and regulations around OTTs, particularly on security-related aspects. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraOTT services refer to applications and services that are accessible over the internet and ride on an operator’s network. Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Hike are some of the popular and widely-used OTT services. A senior Trai official said that the regulator wants to take a “practical approach” to the OTT issue. Moreover, OTT usage is also benefiting telcos given the spike in data consumption and traffic, and hence any argument about such services merely riding free on telecom networks is no longer as compelling. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysEconomic aspects, therefore, are not the prime focus any more, said the official. “Now largely it has boiled down to security issue…questions like how the security concerns can be addressed, how other countries have dealt with security concerns. The problem has become a little limited – it is not as big as it was, when we started,” the Trai official said. Last year, Trai had issued its consultation paper — Regulatory Framework for Over The Top Communications Services’ – to debate whether OTT players should be brought under the regulatory regime. Of late, many of these platforms have come under intense scrutiny, and the Indian government is also proposing changes in IT rules to seek greater accountability from these firms, in the backdrop of the apps being used for circulation of fake news and misinformation. While issuing its discussion paper last year, Trai had made it clear that the scope of its consultation would be regulatory issues and economic concerns pertaining to those OTT services that are same or similar to the services provided by telecom service providers (TSPs). In the consultation paper, Trai had also sought the industry’s views on which OTT services should be regarded as the same or similar to those offered by telecom operators, and if “substitutability” should be the main criteria for comparison of regulatory or licensing rules applicable to TSPs and OTT service providers. Trai has also sought industry’s opinion on whether there are issues surrounding lawful interception of OTT communication that need to be resolved in the interest of national security and whether responsibilities of OTT service providers and telecom service providers should be distinct. “Now the question is of regulatory imbalance, on the issue of lawful enforcement…This is not only regulatory imbalance, it has implications on security of the country. So the argument is now limited to security-related issues,” the TRAI official said. Trai is looking at how other nations have dealt with such issues. “Security is not just India’s concern, it is a concern for every country,” the source said adding that TraiRAI has scheduled internal presentations and is likely to finalise its view in another month or so.last_img read more

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