Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against US Taylor Fritz during their tennis match on the day 6 of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco on April 18, 2019. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP)MONACO — Defending champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, remaining on course to meet in the final of the clay-court tournament.After Djokovic beat unseeded American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-0, the 11-time champion Nadal handed Grigor Dimitrov yet another defeat, beating him 6-4, 6-1 in a repeat score of last year’s semifinal between the two.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Qualifier Lorenzo Sonego won 6-2, 7-5 against British player Cameron Norrie and the unseeded Italian will next face Dusan Lajovic.The unseeded Serb upset No. 4 Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 6-3.“It’s the best match of my life,” said the 48th-ranked Lajovic, who has never won a career title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “Taylor plays really quick and has a big serve and just flattens the ball,” Djokovic said. “(He) doesn’t really have a clay court game, but he has done well this tournament. I just managed to break his resistance.”Djokovic will next play 10th-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia.Medvedev defeated sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-2, 1-6, 6-4, beating him for the fourth time in four matches.Djokovic won the three previous matches against Medvedev, but Friday’s match will be their first meeting on clay.Pella beat No. 11 Marco Cecchinato of Italy 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Nadal improved to 12-1 overall against the unseeded Bulgarian, who made two big unforced errors on his forehand at 30-30 in the 10th game of the first set.Serving for a place in the last eight, Nadal clinched victory on his second match point when Dimitrov patted a forehand into the net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe second-ranked Spaniard will next play Guido Pella, having won both previous matches against the unseeded Argentine.Djokovic, a two-time champion at Monte Carlo, won on his first match point against the 21-year-old Fritz. Fiba 3×3 World Masters: Pasig Chooks beats Katara in impressive start for PH DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ View comments
DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Minjee Lee, of Australia, tees off on the sixth hole during the final round of the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Minjee Lee won the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open on Sunday at Wilshire Country Club for her fifth LPGA Tour title, closing with a 3-under 68 for a four-stroke victory.The 22-year-old Australian was projected to jump from fourth to second in the world ranking Monday after her fourth top-three finish in her last seven starts.ADVERTISEMENT Sei Young Kim was second. The South Korean birdied Nos. 13-15 to pull within two strokes, but parred 16 and 17 and bogeyed the 18th for a 66.“This golf course is not easy, even regular tournament,” Kim said. “The greens are really fast. If I miss the wrong side, it’s tough to up-and-down. Even that, I’m very satisfied with my playing. I’m very happy with my score.”Lee easily held on after Kim’s rally stalled.“I was just going to carry on playing my own game,” Lee said. “I had a couple birdie opportunities coming in, so I didn’t get rattled up or anything.”Annie Park (67) and Morgan Pressel (68) tied for third at 9 under.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ “Coming in, the first half of the year that I’ve had, I’ve been hitting it pretty solid and playing pretty solid,” Lee said. “I felt like it was close. I feel pretty good with this one.”Lee made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-3 18th to finish at 14-under 270. She led the last three days, shooting 66-69-67 to take a one-stroke advantage over Nanna Koerstz Madsen into the final round.(backslash)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLee won a year after tying for seventh in the inaugural event.“It’s definitely a second-shot golf course,” Lee said. “I feel like my iron play is pretty solid and usually I can be accurate with them. I think it suits me and my game. If my putter is running hot then I have a good chance.” Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Koerstz Madsen shot a 76 to finish 13th at 5 under. She was trying to become the first Danish winner in LPGA Tour history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stephanie Frappart is 1st woman to referee match in French top flight Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krauss LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments
New Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) Irdais expenses towards staff salary are set to rise by over 50 per cent to Rs 80 crore in the current fiscal even as the insurance regulator stares at a budget deficit of Rs 191 crore. The regulators advertisement budget towards consumer awareness during 2016-17 is pegged at Rs 60 crore, as per the minutes of the Board meeting released by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai). Due to budget allocation under major heads and considering the overall receipts and payments, the budget for the year 2016-17 results in a deficit of Rs 191 crore, it said. Irdai estimate receipts of Rs 201 crore and total payments of Rs 392 crore during the current fiscal. It has pegged a revenue surplus of Rs 5 crore in the fiscal and capital deficit of Rs 196 crore. The regulator has projected earnings of about Rs 85 crore as fee receipts from insurers and an average interest income from investment at the rate of 8 per cent. On revenue expenditure front, Rs 80 crore is budgeted under salaries which are an increase of 53 per cent as compared to the last year expenditure of Rs 52 crore. The extra outgo on salaries front is due to increase in the staff strength. Increase in salary, dearness allowance (DA), and pay revision/arrears due has added to expenditure. It has provided a sum of Rs 160 crore for fixed assets. It includes, construction of building (Rs 91 crore), IT project (Rs 24 crore) and expected payment for building at Mumbai (Rs 45 crore). PTI NKD CS MRadvertisement
On the night Monaco clinched its first French league title for 17 years, it was fitting that rising star Kylian Mbappe scored a superb goal.The teenager, who has taken just six months to become one of Europe’s most sought-after players, scored the opener in a 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.Mbappe scored his 15th league goal this season with his first chance of the game after Saint-Etienne midfielder Jordan Veretout gave the ball away near the halfway line. The 18-year-old striker was set up by Falcao’s through ball and rounded goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier with a feigned shot at full speed before finishing from a tight angle.Substitute Valere Germain completed the win in added time.With one match left to play this weekend, Monaco has an unassailable six-point lead over second-place Paris Saint-Germain, the defending champions.Despite losing to Juventus in the Champions League semifinals, Monaco has thrilled Europe with its attacking football, scoring 155 goals in all competitions and reaching 104 in the league, two more than PSG’s league tally last year.Only RC Paris (118) and Stade de Reims (109) have scored more, during the 1959-60 season.Led by the strike duo of Radamel Falcao and Mbappe, Monaco averaged nearly three goals per game this season to end PSG’s four-year dominance.Unbeaten in the league in 2017, Monaco has also scored in its last 31 league games, a new record during a single season.”Monaco waited 17 years for this title, this is exceptional, a true source of pride,” Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said. “We played in the second division four years ago. I did not believe we would achieve this in such a short period. We will do everything we can to keep our players.”advertisementKeeping Mbappe in the Principality might be a tall order, though.The youngest player in French league history to reach 10 goals in a season, he has scored 26 goals in all competitions, won a place in the France team and been named as the French league’s best young player. He is reportedly courted by both Real Madrid and Manchester United.On Wednesday, Monaco lacked its usual flair and pace in the rearranged fixture against Saint-Etienne despite an early pressure on Ruffier’s goal.Hampered by the absence of many injured players including captain Loic Perrin, Saint-Etienne opted for caution but was caught on the break after 20 minutes.Falcao came close to doubling Monaco’s lead 10 minutes after Mbappe broke the deadlock but his shot was blocked by a last-ditch challenge from Florentin Pogba.The second half lacked intensity as Saint-Etienne seemed resigned to its fate, despite a good effort from Veretout that was intercepted by Monaco defender Kamil Glik near the hour mark.Germain then played a nice one-two with Mbappe at the end of a stylish team move but missed an easy chance from close range after connecting with a superb cross delivered by his teammate.Germain made amends in added time, scoring from Thomas Lemar’s assist. The referee’s final whistle prompted scenes of jubilation at the Stade Louis II, with Germain and Andrea Raggi mingling with supporters bare chested in the stands as coach Leonardo Jardim shed tears of joy.Only Saint-Etienne (10) and Marseille (9) have won more league titles than Monaco in France.
New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) Sterlite Copper Thursday said it is planning to spend Rs 100 crore to set up social infrastructure, including establishing a world-class hospital and planting one million trees in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The announcement comes days after the National Green Tribunal set aside the Tamil Nadu government’s order for closure of Vedanta Ltd’s Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin, which was at the centre of massive protests over alleged pollution. Reaffirming its commitment to the people of Thoothukudi, the company said in a statement that it has “Rs 100-crore high investment social infrastructure plans for Thoothukudi — a clean and green Thoothukudi with planting of one million trees, quality education through a smart school, a world-class hospital, desalination plant and youth development schemes.” The company said it has committed to undertake plantation of one million trees across the city and initiate a youth development scheme that includes employment, sports and entrepreneurship. “We have been a part of Thoothukudi for over two decades and are sincerely invested here for the welfare and development of people and region. In these evolving times, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to the people through the launch of these huge investment projects for their welfare,” said Sterlite Copper Chief Executive Officer P Ramnath. PTI SID HRS
When Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Ali Abbas Zafar collaborated for the first time in Tiger Zinda Hai, it smashed box office records. Needless to say, fans are eagerly waiting for the trio to recreate the same magic in Bharat.Rumours were doing the rounds that a sneak-peek of the period drama would be revealed on Salman’s 53rd birthday on December 27. However, that did not happen. Director Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter to reassure fans not to lose heart, and promised to unveil details on a “special” date.”It was our conscious decision not to release anything about @Bharat_TheFilm on Bhai’s birthday,” he wrote, adding that the shooting was not yet complete. “Naye saal mein nayi film ki baat karenge. Naam Bharat hai…date bhi special hogi,” the filmmaker promised.All the @BeingSalmanKhan fans , don’t loose your hearts , it was our conscious decision not to release anything about @Bharat_TheFilm on Bhai’s birthday, we are still shooting the film , Naye saal mein nayi film ki baat karegein , Naam Bharat hai ..date bhi special Hogiali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) December 28, 2018Bharat is an official remake of the Korean film An Ode To My Father and will depict the history of India through the life of an ordinary man. Salman will reportedly be sporting five different looks, spanning over 60 years.While Katrina has been roped in as the leading lady, the period drama also features Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi, Sunil Grover and Tabu in pivotal roles. Varun Dhawan, meanwhile, has a special appearance in the film.advertisementBharat is slated to open in theatres on Eid 2019.ALSO SEE: Is that Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones on sets of Salman Khan’s Bharat?ALSO WATCH: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reveal how Tiger Zinda Hai made it to the Rs 300-crore club
West Ham 1 Liverpool 4: Salah, Matip and Ox humble the Hammers Harry West Last updated 2 years ago 03:23 11/5/17 Getty Images Boos rang round the London Stadium as Liverpool consigned West Ham to a 4-1 Premier League defeat, leaving Slaven Bilic’s side down in 17th. Mohamed Salah netted a brace to inspire Liverpool to a 4-1 Premier League win which left Slaven Bilic facing the wrath of the West Ham faithful.Saturday’s dismal defeat leaves the Hammers languishing a point and a place above the bottom three and the London Stadium crowd let their feelings be known at both half-time and the final whistle.Salah opened the scoring in the 21st minute as he and the returning Sadio Mane, making his first start in a month, embarked on a devastating counter from a West Ham corner, 13 seconds elapsing between the taking of the set-piece and the ball nestling in Joe Hart’s net. 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 Joel Matip’s first of the season also arrived from a corner, this time in more conventional fashion three minutes later, as the defender converted the rebound after Hart’s save from Mark Noble’s deflection.Manuel Lanzini halved the deficit 10 minutes into the second period with a fine finish, but any hopes of a Hammers comeback were effectively snuffed out 55 seconds later as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired home a rebound past the luckless Hart for his first league goal for the Reds.There was little sympathy for the beleaguered Bilic from Liverpool, who wrapped up a resounding success with Salah’s 12th strike of the campaign, lifting Jurgen Klopp’s men back above Burnley into sixth.15 – Mohamed Salah has had a hand in 15 goals in all comps this season (12 goals, 3 assists), more than any other Liverpool player. Vital. pic.twitter.com/9lFxj98Z8N — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 4, 2017 The in-form Andre Ayew came into this clash with three goals in his past two outings and he almost added to that tally in the ninth minute.Lanzini’s throughball deflected kindly into the path of the Ghanaian, who lifted his effort over the onrushing Simon Mignolet only to be denied by the outside of the post.To further rub salt into the wound, two corners brought two Liverpool goals in the space of three minutes, the first of which arrived following West Ham’s own attacking set-piece.Salah poked the cleared ball onto Mane, whose searing pace took him away from his toiling chasers, and the Senegalese returned a pass to Salah for a composed finish under Joe Hart.The Egyptian was involved in the second, too, as his low corner was deflected goalwards by Noble where Hart could only parry back into the danger zone and Matip tapped home.02:37 – Liverpool’s first and second goals were separated by just two minutes and 37 seconds. Quickfire.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 4, 2017 West Ham thought they were back in it when Lanzini held off the attentions of Joe Gomez to chest down Ayew’s cross and loft a calm finish past Mignolet, but with celebratory bubbles still in the east London air, Liverpool were level within 60 seconds.Roberto Firmino fed Oxlade-Chamberlain, who saw his initial effort well saved by Hart but the winger reacted quickest to smash home his second attempt.Lanzini was more wasteful as the Hammers sought an equally rapid response, firing over with just Mignolet to beat and Javier Hernandez headed over before Firmino shot wide with Liverpool sensing a killer fourth.That duly arrived 15 minutes from time as Salah controlled Mane’s pass and rifled a left-footed shot into the bottom-right corner, sealing a marvellous outing for Liverpool and a devastating one for Bilic and West Ham. Key Opta stats: – Liverpool have scored eight goals in their two Premier League trips to the London Stadium, the same tally as the Hammers have scored in their last nine there in the competition.- Since moving to the London Stadium in August 2016, West Ham have lost more games at their home stadium than they have won (W9 D4 L11).- In fact, since the move, only Swansea (44) have conceded more goals at home in the Premier League than West Ham (41).- For the 14th time under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have scored 4+ goals in a single Premier League game – only Manchester City (16) and Tottenham Hotspur (16) have done so on more occasions in this period. read more
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt chairman Steubing enjoys swipe at AC Milan signing Rebicby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt chairman Wolfgang Steubing has enjoyed a swipe at Ante Rebic.Rebic left Eintracht Frankfurt for AC Milan over the summer.“Honestly, I don’t know what to say,” Steubing told Bild.“He wanted to leave, because otherwise he would be the only one of the three strikers to stay at Frankfurt.“Now, he sits outside. He took a gamble and lost. And it won’t get any easier for him.”
Manchester United will push rivals Liverpool and Manchester City hard for trophies this season, Red Devils defender Luke Shaw has said.Shaw insists he shared the “hurt” of the United fans watching City march to a domestic treble and Liverpool win the Champions League during the 2018-19 campaign.It was also an all-English affair in the Europa League, with Chelsea beating Arsenal in Baku to complete a Premier League clean sweep of trophies. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? United, in contrast, finished 32 points behind champions City in sixth place after a difficult season that saw Jose Mourinho sacked in December and replaced by former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.“Last season was so hurtful for everyone. I know the fans were really hurt, but we as a team were very hurt,” said Shaw.“Last season was a massive disappointment. How other teams were doing as well – especially over the period when we had time off and there were teams winning trophies.“It was really tough for all of us to take and you couldn’t really enjoy your holidays. You see the Champions League final and the Europa League final and they’re all English teams – it makes you feel even worse and especially the way the finals went. None of us want that to happen again.“I think that’s why we’ve all come back again with a different mindset and of course we had that break to clear our minds, but now we’re all focused on getting United back to where they belong.”Solskjaer has pledged to focus on developing young talent as he looks to get United competing for titles again.Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, both 21, have been brought in from Swansea and Crystal Palace, respectively, while academy graduates Mason Greenwood, James Garner and Tahith Chong have been given chances with the first team in pre-season.Shaw says that change of approach has given the squad fresh impetus and renewed confidence that the club can challenge their rivals for silverware next term.“They won’t have it as easy as last season,” Shaw added. “People are probably already doubting us, but they can carry on doing that. For me and for us as a team we know what we are capable of doing and we will have a much better season than last season.“We need to get back to winning ways, we need to be lifting trophies – let’s start the season right and hopefully we can start off with a good run and keep that spirit going.“We all believe massively in the squad, the manager and the staff. We want to put last season behind us.“This pre-season has been really tough for everyone, physically and, at times, so hard mentally. But it is helping the squad massively.“Ole is more focussed on keeping the ball, playing out from the back and keeping possession. A lot of times last season we didn’t do that well enough.“We’ve worked a lot on tactics, pressing-wise. When to go, what sort of moments. The other side of that is to keep the ball.“Just to keep the ball more and play as a big team, a good team. We want to be winning games, but with possession as well. He’s made his ideas clear.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Story Highlights The unit now has a manager and 10 investigation officers deployed island-wide The Development Agency’s (CDA) capacity to effectively address incidents of child abuse has been boosted through the beefing up of staff in its Investigation Unit.Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CDA, Rosalee Gage Grey, told JIS News that the unit now has a manager and 10 investigation officers deployed island-wide.Most of the officers have been placed in the South East Region, which comprises Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. Thomas.In addition, she informed the unit is receiving assistance from students at the University of the Technology (UTech) in carrying out field investigations.This is being facilitated through a three-year agreement between the Government and UTech for collaboration in the area of child and adolescent development.Ms. Gage Grey told JIS News that the students, from Levels III and IV of the Child and Adolescent Development programme, are placed with the CDA during the summer to assist with the investigations among other activities. “That has been going pretty well,” she stated.She informed that the students have assisted the agencyto respond to cases received in a more timely manner. “We are trying to tighten the timelines in which we are able to respond to the needs of our clients and these are children and their parents,” she stated.The Acting CEO said the CDA has been having more interventions within communities through presentations to schools, churches and other community groups.“We take our mandate very seriously and with the resources that we have, we try to meet the needs of the clients through the services that we provide across the island and we believe that we are being very effective in what we do,” she said.The CDA, which falls under the Ministry of Youth and Culture, deals with reports received from the Office of the Children’s Registry, set up under the Child Care and Protection Act of 2004. This is being facilitated through a three-year agreement between the Government and UTech The unit is receiving assistance from students at the University of the Technology
Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement In the next all-new episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, “Take Five” (Thursday, May 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), after revealing a beautiful display of whole salmon, judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile, demonstrate their three favourite cooking techniques. The Top 5 must then use one of the techniques to create their own unique salmon dish. In the Elimination Challenge that follows, the home cooks can choose only five ingredients from the pantry to make a restaurant-quality dish, but the challenge comes with a twist.The Top 5 home cooks vying for the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA and the $100,000 cash prize are:Barrie McConachie, an employee relations consultant, from Vancouver, B.C.Mai Nguyen, a health and safety advisor, from Edmonton, Alta.Miranda Wasstrom, a corporate safety administrator, from Edmonton, Alta.Thea VanHerwaarden, a broker, from Vancouver, B.C.Trevor Connie, a plumber/gas fitter, from Edmonton, Alta.MASTERCHEF CANADA airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV GO, and on demand the following day. Episodes encore Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on Gusto.Fans are invited to visit CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada throughout the season for exclusive content, including background on the home cooks and the MASTERCHEF CANADA judges, as well as interviews, recipes, and more.Seasons 2 and 3 of MASTERCHEF CANADA are currently streaming on CraveTV™, and in encore broadcasts on Gusto.The MASTERCHEF format and finished programmes are represented internationally by Endemol Shine Group, and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam.MASTERCHEF CANADA is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. Proper’s Vice-President and Creative Director Cathie James is the show runner and executive producer; Marike Emery is the Series Producer; President of Proper Television, Guy O’Sullivan, is the executive producer. For Bell Media, Danielle Pearson is Manager, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Robin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming; Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:#MasterChefCanada@CTV_Television@MasterChefCDAMichael Bonacini – @MichaelBonaciniAlvin Leung – @TheDemonChefClaudio Aprile – @ClaudioAprileBarrie McConachie – @dateplatesMai Nguyen – @MaicaroonMiranda Wasstrom – @MirandaCooksCAThea VanHerwaarden – @Thea_van1Trevor Connie – @ConnieTrevorFacebook:facebook.com/ctvfacebook.com/MasterChefCDAInstagram:@MasterChefCDA@BellMediaPRClaudio Aprile – @claudioaprile1Barrie McConachie – @dateplatesMai Nguyen – @MaicaroonMiranda Wasstrom – @MirandaCooksCAThea VanHerwaarden – @theavanTrevor Connie – @TrevorConnieAbout CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca. Following a special Team Challenge and complex Pressure Test, MASTERCHEF CANADA judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile revealed that Aaron Polsky, a director of operations from Montréal, Qué. would be the next home cook eliminated from the competition in this week’s episode. With five home cooks now remaining, MASTERCHEF CANADA returns next week on Thursday, May 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO as the home cooks are tasked with emulating the judges’ favourite cooking techniques while creating unique salmon dishes.On this week’s episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, the home cooks faced off in their third Team Challenge of the season – a classic restaurant takeover celebrating the 30th anniversary of Chef Michael Bonacini’s iconic Auberge du Pommier, an Oliver & Bonacini restaurant. As the home cooks with the best dishes in last week’s gruelling series of Skills Tests, Aaron and Barrie were named Team Captains. Barrie, the winner of the Skills Tests, got first pick for the Red Team, and chose Trevor and Mai, while Aaron recruited Thea and Miranda to join his Blue Team. The two teams watched as Chef Michael Bonacini demonstrated the two appetizers and two entrees they would be making. The judges received feedback from their valued guests during service, and in the end decided on the winning team and which team would face the Pressure Test.The next morning, the home cooks returned to the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen to learn their fate. In the end, Barrie’s Red Team won the challenge and were sent up to the gallery by the judges while Aaron’s Blue Team donned black aprons for the Pressure Test. The three home cooks were given 45 minutes to create a Moroccan-inspired Vegetable Tajine using an array of vegetables and 28 unmarked spices. Miranda demonstrated her intuition and understanding of flavours, creating an aromatic and perfectly cooked dish that secured her safety in the competition. Thea’s choice of spices fell short, while Aaron’s decision to create his own harissa paste left his dish over-powered by clove and ultimately the weakest. In a surprise twist, the judges gave Thea the opportunity to give her spot in the Top 5 to Aaron if she felt she was not ready to move forward in the competition. When Thea affirmed her desire to stay in the competition, Aaron was sent home by the judges. Twitter
TORONTO – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $320 million in a partnership with more than a dozen modern logistics properties in Hong Kong.The Goodman Hong Kong Logistics Partnership, created in 2006, has assets worth about C$4.7 billion including a 50 per cent interest in Goodman Interlink — which is co-owned by CPPIB.Jimmy Phua, CPPIB’s head of real estate investments in Asia, said in a statement Thursday the pension fund manager wants to increase its exposure to the growing logistics sector.He added that e-commerce will drive growth in the logistics sector “and Hong Kong is in a prime geographic position to benefit as more players enter the market.”CPPIB invests funds for the Canada Pension Plan. As of Sept. 30, the CPP Fund had $328.2 billion under management.
Rabat – Morocco was elected as a member of the Industrial Development Board of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on Thursday at the 17th session of the General Conference of this Vienna-based organization.The board, which includes 53 states, is the main executive body of this organization. Morocco will sit for a four-year term.The kingdom was also elected member of the Programme and Budget Committee on behalf of the African Group for a two-year term, which comprises representatives of 27 states. With the election, Morocco has become a member of all the UNIDO’s decision-making bodies, which opens promising prospects for cooperation with this organization. It is also an international recognition of the efficiency of the Moroccan industrial strategy.The Moroccan Ambassador to Austria Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to International Organizations in Vienna, Lotfi Bouchaara, was also elected vice-president of the 17th session of the UNIDO, on Monday.The Moroccan diplomat will be responsible for representing the African Group in the Conference Bureau. In addition, Morocco will ensure the coordination of experts from the African Group at UNIDO.This session, which runs until December 1, will be marked by the re-election of UNIDO Director-General Li Yong (China) for a new term. The General Conference this year, attended by the heads of state of Switzerland and Malta and a number of ministers representing the member countries, will be devoted to examining ways of promoting industrial development, particularly in developing countries.The general conference will also be marked by the holding of a forum for industrial and inclusive and sustainable development. It will also be an opportunity to present the model country partnership program that UNIDO wishes to promote. This is a new type of partnership that sets the goal of inclusive and sustainable industrial development under the leadership of national authorities and in consultation with international institutions.The director-general of UNIDO visited Morocco last October, during which he had meetings with government officials and private operators, focusing mainly on ways to strengthen the partnership between Morocco and UNIDO. He described cooperation with Morocco as one of the most successful in the region.The UN official lauded the Moroccan strategy for industrial acceleration with the key to significant investment flows and also the vision of Morocco in the field of digital economy, noting that the kingdom has a soft digital infrastructure adapted to e-commerce.“Morocco has the capacity to become a digital hub in the region and a manufacturing hub in phase with the fourth industrial revolution,” he said, “The presence of Morocco in the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Arab League is very important as it will contribute to the strengthening of South-South cooperation.” Based in Vienna since its inception in 1966, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization is a specialized agency of the UN whose mission is to assist the industrial development of its member countries and to assist developing countries in the development of industrial policies, the creation of new industries, and the improvement of existing industries.
Rabat – Banque Centrale Populaire’s (BCP) subsidiary Chaabi Bank inaugurated its 10th branch in Spain, in Malaga, on Friday, October 19.This new establishment coincides with the 10th anniversary of BCP’s presence in the Andalucia region. Chaabi Bank was established in Almeria in 2011.El Wardi said that the Malaga region represents the first landing point of the Moroccan community in Spain. The implementation of BCP in Spain responds to a policy of proximity that aims to better serve Moroccan customers.The inauguration ceremony boasted the presence of BCP Retail Banking General Director Laidi El Wardi; Chaabi Bank General Director Khalid Yacine; Morocco’s consul in Algeciras, Abdelfattah Lebbar; and Malaga Mayor Francisco De La Torre Prados.
Speaking out anonymously through the youth engagement tool U-Report, almost three-quarters of young people also said social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, are the most common place for online bullying.“Connected classrooms mean school no longer ends once a student leaves class, and, unfortunately, neither does schoolyard bullying”, said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Improving young people’s education experience means accounting for the environment they encounter online as well as offline.”Via SMS and instant messaging, young people were asked a series of questions about their experiences of online bullying and violence, including who they thought should be trying to end it. Some 32 per cent of those polled believed governments should end cyberbullying, 31 per cent put the onus on young people themselves to stop the harassment and 29 per cent cited internet companies as bearing the chief responsibility.“One of the key messages that we can clearly see from their opinions is the need for children and young people involvement and partnering” said Najat Maalla Mjid, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children. “We are in this together and we must share the responsibility in partnership.”The poll results also challenge the notion that cyberbullying among classmates is something unique to wealthier schools.,To help end online bullying and violence, UNICEF is calling for authorities to: Collection of better, disaggregated evidence about children and young people’s online behaviour to inform policy and guidance. Teacher and parent training to address cyberbullying and bullying, particularly for vulnerable groups.,For example, 34 per cent of respondents in sub-Saharan Africa said they had been a victim of online bullying. And some 39 per cent said they knew about private online groups inside the school community, where children share information about peers for the purpose of bullying.#ENDviolenceAs part of UNICEF’s campaign to #ENDviolence in and around schools, children and young people from around the world drafted a Youth Manifesto in 2018, calling on Governments, teachers, parents and each other to help end violence and ensure students feel safe in and around school – including calling for protection online.“All over the world, young people in both high and low-income countries are telling us that they are being bullied online, that it is affecting their education, and that they want it to stop,” said Ms. Fore. “As we mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we must ensure children’s rights are at the forefront of digital safety and protection policies.”,More than 170,000 13 to 24 year-olds participated in the poll through the youth engagement tool U-Report, including young people from Albania, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, France, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Kosovo, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nigeria, Romania, Sierra Leone, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. Advance ethical standards and practices among social network providers. Implement bullying and cyberbullying policies. Establishment national helplines for children and young people.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHouston location being considered for new 3-lane Demerara River bridgeApril 13, 2017In “Business”New River bridge: Patterson issues order to commence acquisition of landsOctober 15, 2017In “Business”Govt officials meet with Houston residents over possible land acquisitionsOctober 11, 2017In “Business” Dear Editor,The Guyanese people, I am sure are ripe with some excitement and welcomes the news of a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. This excitement, however, I am sure is now tempered with the facts that are becoming public and as such a public discussion is current.They are a number of issues that the Minister of Public Infrastructure must come clean on and level with the masses. Now that there is an announcement by the Government that the bridge will be built from Houston to Versailles, some specific questions must be answered.What would be the cost of the acquisition of lands at Houston and at Versailles? Why did the Ministry of Public Infrastructure only announced acquisition of lands at Houston? What about Versailles? Who is the owner(s) of the land at this location?If a decision has been made for Versailles to be the agreed site on the western end, where the bridge will terminate, what is the agreed figure with the owner(s) agreed upon for the acquisition of the lands?With this new structure, what would be the cost of tolls for commuters and for commercial transporters? What would be the percentage increase in tolls? Since, the feasibility study indicated that increase of tolls will be inadequate to finance this project, what would be the level of Government subsidy/financing? We need to know the amount; it cannot be a blind date. Mr. Minister the figures please.To support the construction of this bridge, there will be the need for other infrastructure, approach roads, vehicular overpass and other non-bridge infrastructure that would be priced separate and apart from the cost of the bridge. What would be the total or estimated total of such infrastructures?Since we have not seen copies of the social impact assessment or the environmental impact assessment, could the Minister inform the nation how will this site affect businesses in the vicinity of the proposed site on both north and south on both sides of the river? Since, within a specific distance determined by international standards mooring of vessels are restricted for safety purposes in the vicinity of this bridge, how will this impact the publicly announced on-shore oil and gas facility and investments made by Muneshwar’s Limited at the recently acquired Gafoor’s property, at Houston? Notwithstanding, other existing fishing establishment, fuel terminals and other wharfs that service ocean going vessels?As it relates to traffic flow and congestion, is there a network of roads that was considered and how does the propose Ogle to Diamond by-pass road fit into this scheme?What is the financing model for this bridge? Would it be a Private Public Partnership (PPP) or the Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model? Would the selected contractor be responsible for financing and building the bridge as well as other infrastructure to accommodate usage of the bridge or would it be two separate awards?Why is the Ministry requesting that bidders sign non-disclosure agreements as well as waive their rights to protest the award, if aggrieved? Is it because the Government has already predetermined who will be contracted to build this bridge and the financing model secretly agreed on? Are the few selected bidders only to be window-dressing and to give the impression of a fair and open process? Why is it necessary to waive their rights to protest if aggrieved?What are the experts estimated TOTAL cost of the bridge as well as other infrastructure to facilitate and operationalize the Houston to Versailles Demerara bridge link?Mr. Minister, my fellow Guyanese and I would like to have a bridge not another scandal.Yours sincerely,Bishop Juan Edghill, PPP/C MP
All those who work in the area of education and educational welfare can be heartened by the fact that their continued efforts have contributed to bringing about this positive change.“It is vital that we continue to work to sustain improvement in attendance year on year. This must be a truly collaborative effort between schools, statutory and support services and the home and must deliver an integrated approach to supporting student attendance but also effective participation in education and retention in the school system.”Read: More upskilling courses needed to cash in on ICT growthRead: Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre THE NUMBERS OF children who go to school every day have improved, but six per cent of primary and eight per cent of post-primary days are lost to absenteeism.New figures from the National Education Welfare Board (NEWB) for 2010-2011 show that although absenteeism is improving, there are still a large number of children missing school every day.In total, 31,100 primary and 24,800 post-primary students miss school every day. That means that the average primary school student misses 11 days a year, while their post-primary colleagues miss 13.Serious absenteeism, classified as any absences that accumulate to 20 days over a year, have fallen in both primary and post-primary levels. 11 per cent of primary school students and 16.5 per cent of post-primary students are absent for 20 days or more in a year.Generally, non-attendance is higher in urban areas, with 20-day absences almost double the rural rate. Schools in disadvantaged areas have higher rates, but non-disadvantaged urban schools have higher rates of absenteeism than disadvantaged rural schools.In primary schools, there were just 16 expulsions in primary schools and 136 in post-primary.The report says that the figures are broadly in line with the UK.Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald paid tribute to those who work in schools for their work on the issue.
THE HEALTH SERVICE Executive will today meet with the chairmen of the country’s voluntary hospitals, in a bid to regulate the sector.The HSE will be given until the end of the year to comply with a set of guidelines on tax, pay, finance and internal systems.Hospitals that are in breach of the HSE pay cap will have to make a case for being allowed to continue doing so.The meeting comes after yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee hearing, which saw the Central Remedial Clinic come under the microscope.There, it was revealed that the former chief executive of the CRC received a six-figure severance package that was partly funded by money raised by the Clinic’s charitable organisation.Independent TD Shane Ross today told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that the top-up payments were “our worst fears confirmed”, adding that board members of the CRC had to resign.“It’s going to happen and it has to happen,” he said.He added that the questions over board members’ links to Fianna Fáil were “absolutely relevant”.“What is apparent is that some members of the board have very, very strong political links.“The boards of these charities should comprise of people with different expertise.”Read: Mater Hospital ‘refutes’ suggestions of operating a CRC ‘phantom fund’Read: 7 things we learned from the CRC’s grilling by the PAC
https://jrnl.ie/4517321 Asylum seeker band praises ‘amazing’ support from Cork after securing €5,000 grant The group is made up of nine musicians from nine different countries. Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 7:00 PM Mar 3rd 2019, 7:01 PM By Ceimin Burke 36 Comments Source: CitadelA BAND FORMED from residents of the Kinsale Road Direct Provision centre in Cork has been awarded a €5,000 grant by the Cork Arts Office.One of the band’s leaders, Roos Demol, has acclaimed the move as a wonderful gesture of support from the city. The project had very humble beginnings. Demol and her fellow founder Norbert Nkengurutse simply wanted to collect musical instruments and organise music lessons for the people in the centre .After successfully gathering guitars and keyboards Demol, who has worked in world music for years, quickly saw the potential in the diverse range of voices and the band started to take shape.Before long it boasted nine musicians from nine different countries with each performing music from their own country of origin.“You could be listening to a Ukrainian singer accompanied by a Burundian and an Indian playing guitar,” Demol said.Surprisingly communication hasn’t been an issue for a group with such a diverse range of backgrounds.Demol explains that when language barriers pop up they quickly sort things out with gestures and singing and communicating through the music. Source: Cork City Council“The energy that comes out of this group is amazing,” she said.“We practice in the Direct Provision centre and the other residents come along and watch. When they first appear they sit at the back of the room but the next time they move a bit closer and then in a couple of weeks they’re at the table with us playing along with a precussion instrument.” Share490 Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Of course, depression is a problem in Direct Provision so it’s somewhere people can come and relax and let it all go. It’s fantastic for everyone.Dubbed Citadel, in a nod to where people find sanctuary in times of war, the group played its first live event outside the centre at Bull McCabe’s bar on the Kinsale Road last year.The buzz generated from that show saw them pick up gigs at Cork Culture night, the International Guitar Festival in Clonakilty, refugee week in UCC and many other events.With the help of the grant they now plan to tour Ireland playing for residents in Direct Provision centres around the country and will hold workshops with Niwel Tsumbu, a guitarist from the Democratic Republic of Congo who has lived in Ireland for over a decade.They are also working with a Saleem Nze, of Selector Slim Productions, who will film the progress of the band to make a documentary.Demol believes it’s the first time a local council has given financial support to a band composed of asylum seekers.“It’s an amazing feeling to be supported by your local city,” she said. “To have that backing is fantastic and it shows that Cork is serious about being a city of sanctuary”. Short URL 23,996 Views
PORTLAND — Intel has acknowledged it will soon start building a massive new semiconductor factory in Hillsboro.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the company told about 50 residents living near its Ronler Acres campus that it will build a third phase of its massive D1X manufacturing complex, confirming a newspaper report last month.Intel also said it plans a new technology building to support the factory with emergency generators, utilities and additional parking.Intel was vague on details, including the project’s exact size and timing. Hillsboro city officials say the chipmaker recently submitted construction permitting applications but the city has yet to fulfill public records requests for the documents.The chipmaker says it plans to start work in Hillsboro sometime in 2019 but plans remain contingent on unspecified business and economic factors.