10 months ago​Burnley boss Dyche to stick with back-three against Arsenal

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Burnley boss Dyche to stick with back-three against Arsenalby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSean Dyche has admitted that he will continue with a back three for Burnley’s upcoming clash against Arsenal.The Clarets changed up their formation against Spurs at Wembley, but lost 1-0 to a stoppage time goal from Christian Eriksen.They were solid defensively and may continue the same setup against the Gunners this weekend.”I think it’s something we would consider again, we didn’t just do it for a gimmick, we did it because we thought it could be effective,” said Dyche to the Lancashire Telegraph. “In many ways, it was. The hardship when you come to these places is then being effective on the attacking side – how many times can you get that real moment of truth to open them up?”We had a few, but it is difficult. We limited them by their standards.”They are a top side and I think we’ve delivered a performance that has made it very tight, and they have had to work incredibly hard to get something from the game.” last_img read more

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If Rohit Sharma can do in Tests what he did in ODIs, it will be great for India: Virat Kohli

first_imgIf Rohit Sharma can do in Tests what he did in ODIs, it will be great for India: Virat KohliIndia vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma will partner Mayank Agarwal at the top of the batting order for India in the 1st Test, starting October 2 in Visakhapatnam.advertisement India Today Web Desk VisakhapatnamOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 14:38 IST Rohit sharma during practice session (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma is all set to open for 1st time in TestsRohit’s career transformed after he was promoted to open in ODIs in 2013Virat Kohli believes Rohit can emulate his ODI exploits as opener in TestsIndia captain Virat Kohli doesn’t expect Rohit Sharma to follow a certain style and wants the seasoned campaigner to use his natural instincts much like Virender Sehwag in his new role as Test opener.Virat Kohli said Rohit Sharma understands what he needs to do and said the transition from the middle-order to opening spot is more mental adjustment than anything else.Ahead of the 1st Test between India and South Africa, starting October 2, Virat Kohli confirmed Rohit Sharma would open along with Mayank Agarwal. In fact, India named the playing XI for the 1st Test on its eve after captain Kohli addressed the press conference in Visakhapatnam.”We are looking forward to Rohit playing his natural game at the top” – @imVkohli #TeamIndia #INDvSA @paytm pic.twitter.com/yCKPxhwSsuBCCI (@BCCI) October 1, 2019″In Test cricket I started at (number) six then came up to four. It was more of a mental thing. If you can convince yourself you can do it. Test cricket is about finding your game in different conditions,” Virat Kohli said on Tuesday.”We are not looking at a certain kind of display of batting from Rohit. It is about him finding his game at the top. Yes, his strength is to take the game forward. Like what Viru bhai used to do for the team for a long period.”So, it is not as if someone would have told Viru bhai to attack and get a hundred before lunch. His natural instinct took over and he could demolish attacks once he felt comfortable.advertisement”He definitely has the ability. If the wicket is challenging and then obviously you won’t see him smashing the ball, he knows what to do.”Meanwhile, Virat Kohli expects Rohit Sharma to emulate his ODI route to opening success in Tests.Rohit Sharma had played in the middle-order for 81 ODIs before the then India captain, MS Dhoni came up with the idea of promoting him to the opener’s slot. Rohit found instant success and his career changed for good after the promotion.Rohit has scored 25 hundreds, including 3 double hundreds, ever since his promotion to the opener’s slot in 2013.”For Rohit as well, clarity of role knowing that you have to play in a certain way, is very crucial for a player and for us the communication happened long ago,” Virat Kohli said.”But we could not see a situation but now there is a situation and it is an ideal time to go ahead with it because we have spoken about it. ODIs was same with him.”He was batting in the middle order and then suddenly opening conversations happened and within 6-8 months he was opening and we all know what happened after that. If he can do what he did in ODIs, it will be great for Indian cricket.”Also Read | Wriddhiman Saha to replace Rishabh Pant in Vizag Test vs South AfricaAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Virat Kohli Nextlast_img read more

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MCTAYS Marks 40 Years in Business

first_imgzoom MCTAYS, the shipbuilding subsidiary of HS Ocean Holdings (HSOH) is hosting the open day on Friday, June 13, at its yard in Birkenhead on the banks of the River Mersey.Peter Breslin, Managing Director of MCTAYS, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of MCTAYS this year at a time when the shipyard is going from strength to strength.”MCTAYS recently signed an agreement to act as agent for Doosan Marine Diesel Engines in the UK, Nigeria, Gabon and Congo. It has also built the Multi-Role Vessel (MRV) Vital for Carmet Tugs, which was fitted with a Doosan marine diesel engine.The company has secured a contract with waste management company Cory Environmental to build four barges which will operate on the River Thames. The contract will underpin 60 jobs within the shipyard for 12 months and will benefit the local supply chain. MCTAYS specialises in ship repairs, the design, build and delivery of ships and workboats as well as voyage repairs.Guests will be welcomed at the 6-acre site in Merseyside which includes a fully equipped build hall and engineering workshop opening directly onto a newly upgraded slipway capable of accommodating vessels up to 2,000 tonnes.Breslin said: “MCTAYS customers include fishing fleets operating off the UK coast, as well as tugs, crew transfer vessels, passenger ferries and offshore supply and support vessels. Our Open Day will provide dignitaries with a flavour of the range and the calibre of projects we deliver and we look forward to opening our doors to the shipping fraternity in the UK.”In addition to MCTAYS, the HS Ocean Group of companies includes HSOG which is a provider of specialist services to the oil and gas, marine, power and utilities industries worldwide. The company has a network of offices in the Caribbean, Congo, Gabon, Western India, mainland Europe, Malta, South Africa, UK and USA.The Maritime and Shipping Innovation event is part of the International Festival of Business taking place in Liverpool during June and July. June 11, 2014last_img read more

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Bahri Lands Financing for VLCC Trio

first_imgzoom The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a loan facility with Alinma Bank worth 700 million riyal (USD 186.7 million).The loan will be used to finance acquisition of three Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), Bahri said in a filing.As disclosed, the loan would cover 80 percent of the value of the ships and would be repaid in semi-annual installments with a six-month grace period. Under the terms of the loan, the facility would run for ten years and the final payment would consist of 30 percent of the loan amount.Bahri said that the ships in question are two second hand VLCCs, Voss Spirit & Hemesdal Spirit, built in 2010, bought in December 2015 from Alpha and Beta VLCC LLC, a subsidiary of Tanker Investment at a total purchase price of USD 155 million.The third ship, is 2011-built Hanjin Ras Tanura, acquired in February this year for USD 75 million.The trio was slated for delivery to Bahri in Q1 of 2016.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Board says investigation into former BC police chiefs conduct cost 811000

first_imgVICTORIA – The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board says an external investigation into the conduct of a disgraced former chief constable cost $811,000.Frank Elsner resigned from the Victoria Police Department in 2017 amid an investigation into inappropriate social media messages sent to the wife of a subordinate officer.The board also says Elsner was paid nearly $270,000 in salary and benefits after he was suspended in April 2016.Police Complaint Commissioner Stan Lowe said in a report released last month that Elsner was “caught in a web of untruths” and committed eight acts of misconduct, including lying to investigators, encouraging a witness to make a false statement and having unwanted physical contact with two female officers.The commission demoted Elsner to the rank of constable and dismissed him from policing.Victoria Chief Const. Del Manak has said senior managers in the department will work with the police board and union leaders to identify and address all workplace issues that made Elsner’s actions possible.last_img read more

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Carleton professor Edmonton mother and daughter among Ethiopian Airlines dead

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Information is slowly coming out about the Canadian victims of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, including a Carleton professor, a mother and daughter from Edmonton, and an accountant from the City of Calgary.The Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed on Sunday, just six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa on its way to Nairobi at 8:44 a.m.. There were 157 people on board, and no survivors. Eighteen Canadians were killed.RELATED: Eighteen Canadians dead in Ethiopian Airlines crashThe airline says it has contacted the families of the victims, and will soon conduct forensic investigations to identify remains.Victims identified: Derick Lwugi, City of Calgary accountantAmina Odowaa and daughter Safiya FaisalPius Adesanmi, Carleton University professor Absolutely crushed to learn that one of my @cityofcalgary colleagues, wonderful community leader Derick Lwugi, was amongst those killed in the plane crash this morning in Ethiopia. All our love to his family, friends, colleagues, and all those touched by his life of service.— Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) March 11, 2019Victim en route to United Nations Environment AssemblyDanielle Moore (Source: Facebook)Reports from several outlets have also identified Toronto woman Danielle Moore as among the Canadians killed in the crash.Moore’s last Facebook update said she was en route to the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi.I’m so excited to share that I’ve been selected to attend and am currently en route to the @UNEnvironment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya with @UNACanada and #CanadaServiceCorps / #LeadersToday! I can’t wait to share what I’m learning along the way.— Danielle Moore (@danimoos) March 9, 2019Brother remembers sister and young daughterMohamed Hassan Ali says his sister Amina Ibrahim Odowaa and her 5-year-old daughter Sofia Faisal Abdulkadir were killed in the crash.He’s remembering his sister as ‘the glue’ that held the family together.“Very friendly, very nice person. Had a lot of friends, lots of friends. She was always there for everyone,” he tells CityNews. “She was my mom’s favourite daughter.”Amina Ibrahim Odowaa and her daughter Sofia Faisal Abdulkadir. (Source: Submitted)Since he heard the news, Ali says he feels like he’s living in a dream. He’s in shock, a state of ‘disbelief.’“I couldn’t believe she was here yesterday and then gone so fast,” he says. The whole day was more like a dream to me, honestly, than reality. I just can’t take that kind of news easily.”Carleton professor mournedCarleton University confirmed via Twitter on Sunday afternoon that one of the school’s professors had been on the flight.Carleton president Benoit-Antoine Bacon said Pius Adesanmi was the Director of African Studies and a professor in the school’s English Department. United Nations staff killedSome of the passengers on the flight were United Nations staffers, according to a tweet from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.The staffers may have been travelling to the United Nations Environment Assembly, scheduled to start in Nairobi on March 11. There are also other UN events happening in the area.RELATED: Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, released a statement saying colleagues of his had been on the flight.“It is with great sadness and shock that I have learned today that UNHCR colleagues were among the passengers of the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 which crashed in Ethiopia this morning,” the statement said.He said colleagues from the United Nations and other partner organizations were also on board.“We are working to confirm how many UNHCR colleagues were among those on board the tragic flight,” the statement continued. “We are following through our procedures to inform the families and assist them at this heart-breaking and painful time.”Deeply saddened by the news this morning of the plane crash in Ethiopia, claiming the lives of all on board. My heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims — including our own @UN staff — who perished in this tragedy.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) March 10, 2019 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me – Psalm 139:9-10Posted by Pius Adesanmi on Saturday, March 9, 2019Adesanmi posted a picture of himself with his passport on Facebook Saturday, seemingly before boarding a flight.The post included a Psalm: “If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me,” the post said.WATCH: 18 Canadians killed in Ethiopian airlines crash Ethiopian Airlines reported 35 nationalities among the dead, with Canada’s 18 victims second only to Kenya’s 32.Some of the Canadians on board may have been affiliated with the United Nations, something that has not yet been confirmed.With files from Keith Doucette, Adam Burns, Allison Jones, The Associated Press and the Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Next generation Canadian satellites set to launch next week in California

first_imgMONTREAL — The long awaited launch of Canada’s three Earth-observation satellites known as the RADARSAT Constellation is scheduled for next week.Officials at the Canadian Space Agency provided an overview today of the next generation of Canadian satellites — a $1.2-billion project — and the type of work they will do ahead of the June 11 launch.The three satellites will be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.The satellites, which will use radar to locate ships, monitor ecosystems and keep an eye on the Arctic, among other tasks, are part of a government-owned mission.The trio will replace the RADARSAT-2 satellite, which has been in orbit since 2007. It was designed to last seven years, but is still operating while Constellation has been delayed.The billion-dollar price tag — up from the original estimate of $600 million when it was first announced more than a decade ago — includes design, building, testing, launch and operational costs as the satellites are expected to last at least seven years.They will be operated from a control centre at the Canadian Space Agency just south of Montreal with a back-up control facility in Ottawa.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Storms surge and US retail sales surge most in 2 12 years

first_imgWASHINGTON – Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars.Retail sales rose 1.6 per cent in September, after slipping 0.1 per cent in August, the Commerce Department said Friday.Auto sales jumped 3.6 per cent, the most since March 2015. Gas sales climbed 5.8 per cent, the most in four and a half years, reflecting price spikes after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The storms damaged oil refineries and pushed up gas prices 13 per cent last month.Even excluding the volatile auto and gas categories, sales rose a solid 0.5 per cent, up from a 0.1 per cent gain in August.Neil Saunders, managing director of Global DataRetail, said that many analysts worried higher gas prices would lead Americans to spend less elsewhere.“This did not materialize, and consumers used modest gains in wages … to carry on buying,” Saunders said.Americans are optimistic about the economic outlook. A measure of consumer sentiment released Friday by the University of Michigan rose to its highest level since 2004. The U.S. unemployment rate has hit a 16-year low, and wages have ticked up in recent months. That should boost spending and broader economic growth in the coming months.Most of the gains last month were likely fueled by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which slammed into Texas, Florida and other southeastern states in late August and September.Sales at home and garden supply stores rose 2.1 per cent, probably lifted by hurricane preparation, as well as repairs and renovations in the aftermath of the storms. Grocery store sales increased 0.8 per cent, the most since April 2016, likely boosted by restocking after the hurricanes hit.Sales at general merchandise stores, which include big box retailers such as Walmart and Target, rose 0.3 per cent.Online retailers reported another healthy gain of 0.5 per cent. E-commerce sales have jumped 9.2 per cent in the past year, more than double the overall sales increase of 4.4 per cent.Not all stores saw a boost: Sales at furnishers, electronics and appliance stores, and sporting goods stores fell.The retail sales report is closely watched because it provides an early read on consumer activity each month. Consumer spending accounts for about 70 per cent of the economy.U.S. economic growth likely slowed in the July-September quarter as the hurricanes shut down thousands of businesses, people were forced to miss work, and power was cut to millions of homes. Analysts forecast that the economy expanded at a 2 per cent annual pace in the third quarter, down from a 3 per cent gain in the April-June quarter.Yet the economy is expected to rebound in the final three months of the year as rebuilding and repair work accelerates. Construction and engineering firms are expected to step up hiring as homes, commercial buildings and roads and bridges are fixed. Economists expect growth will pick up to a 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent pace.last_img read more

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Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance

NEW YORK — A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder Eddie Lampert to keep the iconic business going.The approval means roughly 425 stores and 45,000 jobs will be preserved.Lampert’s bid through his ESL hedge fund overcame opposition from a group of creditors, including mall owners and suppliers, that tried to block the sale and pushed hard for liquidation.Even with this latest reprieve, Sears’ long-term survival remains an open question. Lampert hasn’t put forth any specific reinvention plans and the company still faces cutthroat competition from Amazon, Target and Walmart.Lampert steered Sears into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October. The company’s corporate parent, which also owns Kmart, had 687 stores and 68,000 employees at the time of the filing..Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

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UN health agency recommends flu vaccine composition for southern hemisphere

The recommendation was communicated to vaccine manufacturers following agreement by international experts this week at a WHO meeting in Cannes, France, the agency said in a statement. The decision was made possible by the coordinated work of more than 110 influenza laboratories and 4 WHO Collaborating Centres. According to WHO, about 200 million influenza vaccine doses are given globally every year, saving hundreds of thousands of lives and reducing illness in the most vulnerable – the elderly and people with underlying chronic disease. This year, the experts recommended the southern hemisphere vaccine contain an A/Moscow/10/99(H3N2)-like virus, an A/New Caledonia/20/99(H1N1)-like virus and a B/Sichuan/379/99-like virus. The vaccine is intended for use from May to October 2002, the flu season in the southern hemisphere. The timing of the WHO recommendation is critical to allow sufficient time for companies to produce a novel vaccine before the next influenza season starts.Meanwhile in the northern hemisphere, where the flu infects an estimated 100 million people every year, many countries have already begun advertising for vaccination campaigns focusing on high risk groups. For instance, the United Kingdom aims at 65 per cent coverage in such groups, while the province of Ontario in Canada has gone one step further: aiming at universal coverage, it will give free vaccine to all its citizens who wish to be protected against influenza. WHO strongly recommends flu vaccination, which it calls “the most important measure” against the disease. In another development, WHO said the epidemic of Yellow Fever in Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, Abidjan, was continuing but had not started to accelerate. On 5 September, the agency had issued an urgent appeal for $2.9 million to cover the cost of a vaccination campaign in response to the epidemic. The agency also delivered vaccines to the city from an international stockpile. read more

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Governments should urgently address rabid urbanization growing slums – Annan

Pro-poor, gender-sensitive urban policies and action plans must be adopted if governments are to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) that calls for significant improvement in the lives of nearly 100 million slum-dwellers by 2020, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report. The sustainability of cities and urban areas in much of the developing world and especially in Africa has become a key challenge for the international community, Mr. Annan says in the report to the General Assembly on efforts by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to help States provide affordable shelter, infrastructure and basic services. He notes that rapid urbanization and the resulting proliferation of slums and informal settlements have left millions of people without access to safe drinking water, sanitation and other services. “Security of tenure and improvements in shelter, water and sanitation have automatic knock-on effects in terms of health and nutrition, gender equality and the empowerment of women, and reduction of vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and other diseases,” he adds. While efforts to achieve “cities without slums” are increasingly featured in national development agendas of many Member States, not all countries have embraced the significance of the slum target, according to the report, which states that many States continue to conduct unlawful forced evictions and demolitions. “Rather than consult with slum-dwellers and engage in a process of shared responsibility for relocation and resettlement, and rather than recognize the urban poor as a feature of the new urban economy with the need to be empowered, there remains the unrealistic hope that they will simply return to their rural areas,” Mr. Annan says. read more

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BRICS countries well placed to help lead global efforts to tackle hunger

These five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – form an economic block that accounts for more than 40 per cent of the world’s population and over 20 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP). Together, they produce more than one-third of global cereal production, with Russia becoming the largest wheat exporter in the world. “The BRICS countries play an important political role in the international arena. Developing countries around the world look to your successes in economic development over the past few decades as an example to follow,” said Kundhavi Kadiresan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, during a statement to the 7th Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Agriculture, in Nanjing, China. “Your experiences provide a path that can help us all meet our global collective commitments, namely those of the 2030 Agenda – its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and the Paris Agreement [on climate change],” added Ms. Kadiresan. She pointed out that, despite trends towards urbanization, as poverty in the world today is primarily rural, accelerating rural development will be key to achieving the SDGs. “The question is how can we do this?” continued the regional representative. “Our experiences in countries in different parts of the world have shown that it can best be done through a combination of agricultural growth and targeted social protection, but also through growth in the rural nonfarm economy.” She underscored that agriculture can be a driver of sustained and inclusive rural growth, saying “In low-income countries, growth originating from agriculture is twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth originating from other sectors of the economy.” All tools, approaches and technologies must also be accessible to poor farmers in developing countries for increased production and productivity. An excellent example is South Africa’s Fetsa Tlala, a government-led initiative to support subsistence and smallholder farmers expand cultivated land to food production. Agricultural growthAchieving agricultural growth would require research and development investments, in which BRICS countries could play a leading role as all five have strong agricultural research systems working on developing countries’ challenges. Biotechnology and agro-ecological approaches would also be essential. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming more widespread by the day, and they offer a promising approach to address many of the challenges small farmers face with regard to information on prices, weather forecasts, vaccines, financial services, and much more. FAO is collaborating with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute to make sure these technologies benefit smallholders. Ms. Kadirelso points out that social protection programmes also play a key role in rural development – reducing poverty, benefitting health and strengthening family farmer confidence. read more

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Parents of Kings College London academic contest his widows inheritance because he

The parents of a Kings College London academic who died from cancer have contested his widow’s inheritance because he ‘promised’ they could move in with him.Kings College London medical statistician Dr Kun Liu died aged 31 in 2015, leaving everything to his bride, Xuan Wu, having married her in hospital less than a month before his death.The frail Dr Liu signed a will by “marking a cross on a document prepared by a solicitor”, leaving his new wife their £430,000 home in south Croydon, the Central London county court heard.However, she is now embroiled in a bitter legal dispute with Kun’s Chinese parents, who claim they lent him large amounts of money to purchase the property that would give him “the best opportunity to succeed in life”.His mum and dad, Weidong Liu and Yali Kang, claimed to have given their son over £325,000 since 2012 but thought that he would repay them. His father told the court that he and his son had an “understanding” that Kun should not take up with with a serious girlfriend while studying.Mr Liu added that him and his wife had spent a lot of money on their son’s academic career, describing him as an “excellent student”. Kun met Xuan Wu, his future bride, when he was studying in Manchester in 2005 Kun met Xuan Wu, his future bride, when he was studying in Manchester in 2005Credit:Champion News “This money came from their life savings and money borrowed from their family, ” their barrister explained.“Alternatively, they say they are entitled to repayment of the sum they lent to Kun.”But Ms Wu, 34, is fighting the legal claim, disputing that the money was ever intended as a loan.Her barrister, Max Thorowgood, said the young couple became engaged in 2012 “with the consent of their parents”.And while accepting that Kun’s parents channeled large sums to their son, she disputes it was intended as a loan. “She says the larger payments were gifts made by his parents on account of her engagement to Kun Liu, and that her parents made similar payments,” totalling £200,000, claimed Mr Thorowgood.Kun and his future bride met when he was studying in Manchester in 2005 and she alleges they began to live together from that date, eventually becoming engaged in 2012.However, Kun’s parents claim that until 2014 they were unaware of the depth of feeling between their son and his girlfriend. But in April 2015, the family received the devastating news of his cancer diagnosis, although his parents say they only learnt about his terminal illness the day after the hospital wedding ceremony.Just over a week later, they flew to the UK to see their son for the last time.The couple claim they were refused entry to the Croydon home by Ms Wu when they arrived in England for their son’s memorial service, according to Mr Nickless.In her evidence, Ms Wu doubted that her late husband’s parents would want to retire to England, or if it was even an option because of visa restrictions.The hearing continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Picture shows Weidong Liu outside Central London County CourtCredit:Champion News They have travelled across the world to put their case against their daughter-in-law who wedded their son on November 27 2015.Kun, who made his life in the UK after achieving a PhD at Manchester University, even “invited them to retire to the UK and live with him”, claimed Mr Nickless, the parents barrister. Picture shows Weidong Liu outside Central London County Court read more

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Breast cancer patients will now see pink ribbon in Legacy operating room

first_imgTamira Hite hopes the ribbon can make a difference for women just like herself.Hite was diagnosed with breast cancer and leukemia on Valentine’s Day 2014. She is in remission for both cancers now, but she can still tear up when talking about the lumpectomy she received for breast cancer, as well as the radiation.Hite, who is the executive assistant to the president for Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, was one of about a dozen people who gathered at Legacy Salmon Creek on Thursday afternoon to paint a pink ribbon on a wall in an operating room that is frequently used for breast cancer surgeries.“This is really important, because when you’re getting wheeled into surgery, you’re like, ‘What’s going to happen to me?’ ” Hite said. “And then all of the sudden, they’re going to put you on the table, and they’re going to swarm you. … (The ribbon) gives the patient hope.”The ribbon was painted on Brave Day, a day designated to educate breast cancer patients about their rights and choices when it comes to prevention, treatment and recovery from breast cancer, according to local breast cancer advocacy organization Pink Lemonade Project’s website.Hite said she just learned about Brave Day last year. She said it’s important that women know the choices they have for funding and procedures.last_img read more

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Philippine DOJ recommends filing of charges against Kazuo Okada for fraud

first_imgThe Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended charges be filed against Kazuo Okada for alleged fraud during his tenure as Chairman of Okada Manila operator Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI).The DOJ’s resolution was made public on Monday and reverses a ruling by the Office of the City Prosecutor in Parañaque in May dismissing fraud charges laid against the controversial Japanese gaming mogul. Load More 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling RelatedPosts Okada is accused of acquiring more than US$3 million through three instances of “mistake or fraud” before he was ousted from the board following discovery of the anomalies in 2017.TRLEI’s parent company, Universal Entertainment Corp, first alleged in June last year that it had uncovered evidence that Okada had transferred HK$135 million on 20 March 2015 from Tiger Resort Asia Ltd to a third party. HK$130 million was then transferred to Okada Holdings Ltd with the purpose of achieving “personal benefit for Chairman Okada.”Two more alleged instances of fraud were discovered a month later, including a US$80 million bank loan granted to Okada Holdings Ltd – a company entirely owned by Okada and his relatives of which Okada was the only director at the time – in February 2014 for the purchase of land in Korea, and the issuance of a bearer check in the amount of HK$16 million from a bank account under the name of Tiger Resort Asia Limited in 2015.  Okada is alleged to have then withdrawn HK$16 million from a Tiger Resort Asia Limited account based on this check three days later.The Philippine DOJ stated in its resolution this week that the US$3 million amount to which Okada is said to have benefited was not approved by the TRLEI board as required by the company’s by-laws.“Such actions … in violation of the complainant’s by-laws is enough probable cause to conclude that the release of amounts were irregular and done to the prejudice of the complainant,” the resolution states.In a recent lengthy interview with Inside Asian Gaming, Okada claimed he had been set up by factions within Universal Entertainment Corp and outlined his intent to eventually regain control of the company.last_img read more

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How the Writers Guild Strike Changed Variety

first_imgSoon after the Nov. 5 start of the Writers Guild strike, one thing became quickly apparent at Variety: This event was going to require a lot of enterprise. It’s arguably Hollywood’s biggest story in 20 years and needs extensive coverage, but frankly, how many times can you say, “They’re still not talking and the whole town is anxious”?Strike coverage became a mini-industry at the paper/Web site. Every day we have a news meeting to discuss the stories for the following day’s paper: What goes on page 1, what can hold, etc.But the strike meant regular sub-meetings: What’s happening on the talk show circuit, what’s going on in primetime, how are film studios changing their schedules—and, of course, what’s the progress in negotiations. For the first time, Variety commissioned surveys of readers. The overwhelming majority of readers were supportive but pessimistic, declaring that the strike was necessary—but doubtful that the writers would achieve their goals.Our reporter Dave McNary covers the guilds, which usually involves elections, procedural stuff and awards. Now his beat became a 24/7 task and we reminded the other reporters that the strike wasn’t just Dave’s beat—it was everybody’s.This was basically a TV strike, so the TV reporters and editors immediately rose to the challenge. Everybody talked to picketers, tapped into old sources while currying new ones, and then pooled information.This was the first Hollywood strike fueled by—and negotiated on—the Web. Information was disseminated quickly by both sides. In turn, Variety was forced to address our Web initiatives more wholly than we ever had before. Stories would break online, we would update them constantly, we would be on high alert all the time and we would staff up for possible news. It became a Web story first. A print story second.For the first few weeks, it was exhilarating. There was electricity in the air because we knew this was a Big Story, affecting the way the business works, changing lives and livelihoods.Editorially, it meant long, hard days during the holiday season—when, like most other newspapers, we would have had smaller papers, end-of-year news and routine stories. But now we had difficult weeks with up to four strike stories each day. Our front pages took on new looks. We packaged things like never before. Stories about agencies firing staff, restaurants losing business, potential award show cancellations. What usually was a time for Oscar buzz quickly became a time to make our issues more centralized on developed strike coverage. It was a textbook study in how one story can produce many angles.After a few weeks of those long workdays (and often no rest on weekends), the electricity in the air started to short-circuit, and the great fountain of ideas gave way to tedium. Stories were well-reported, but sometimes a little disorganized (editors took care of that). At one point, we forced McNary to take a 48-hour hiatus.Occasionally we’d have to tell ourselves not to concentrate solely on repercussions, but to go back to the basics and remind people of the issues—and numbers—involved.The strike dovetailed with awards season, creating a de facto timetable: Will the strike be settled before the Oscars? And details on awards-show negotiations provided a metaphor for the bigger picture, since they revealed both sides’ tactics, as well as the roles of other guilds—notably the Screen Actors Guild—and the ripple effect on other big-bucks aspects of the industry.When the Golden Globes were in effect cancelled, we were able to see tangible effects of the strike. All of a sudden, everyone was affected, because parties, red carpets and fashion moments—each of which generates big bucks—were officially nixed.In the 10 days leading up to the Globes, we were getting a new rumor every 15 minutes as Dick Clark Productions, the HFPA (which gives out the Globes), NBC and the WGA issued new info or negated rumors we’d heard. As it looks like the strike is winding down, it’s good to think that everyone will be back to work again. Now all we have to do is deal with the fact that our adrenaline is totally out of whack.last_img read more

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Suspected thief tied to town post by residents for police

first_imgTlaxcoapan, Hidalgo — A would-be thief was tied to a light pole in the municipality of Tlaxcoapan after local residents caught him trying to rob a home.The 21-year-old man, who was caught in an attempted home robbery Friday morning, was subdued by local residents and tied to a public light pole in the town’s center until police arrived. However, locals were not so willing to give up their criminal without a negotiation.Residents of the community of Chivasco say that crime, particularily home robberies, have continually increased in their region and demanded police agree to reinforced surveillance before handing over the alleged robber.After threatening to do justice by their own hand, residents and police negotiated for his release. The man was eventually handed over. The native of Tlaxcoapan was arrested and turned over to the authorities of the Public Ministry for the crime of robbery.According to the municipal Public Security Secretariat, residents found the alleged criminal inside a home. They alerted neighbors and organized to retain and punish him on their own, tying him to a light post to exhibit before the community.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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