Neymar Jr is leaving FC Barcelona, the Catalan club confirmed on Wednesday, as a radio report said the Brazilian striker — whose buy-out transfer value is 222 million euros ($263 million) — was moving to French team Paris Saint-Germain.He arrived at Barcelona’s training ground on Wednesday to tell teammates he was moving to Paris, Catalan radio RAC1 reported. The Brazilian striker left the training area minutes later, it added.Neymar signed a new Barcelona contract to 2021 in October in which his buy-out clause was raised to more than double the biggest transfer fee in soccer history.His move to PSG has been heavily flagged in European media but has yet to be completed. In an interview published on Wednesday, the president of the national football league — La Liga — Javier Tebas said the league would not accept payment by PSG to trigger the release clause. He told Spanish sports newspaper AS that the move would potentially be in breach of UEFA Financial Fair Play rules.But Sky Sports News reported a UEFA source as saying that La Liga did not have the power to block the transfer, which was a matter for the clubs. UEFA did not immediately reply to a Reuters inquiry on the matter.Under the fair play rules, a club’s wage bill must not exceed 70 per cent of its revenue.550,000 Euros a week?Barcelona tweeted shortly after the radio report that Neymar did not train on Wednesday with the permission of the coach. In another twitter posting restricted to the sports press, the club said he was leaving but gave no further details. That tweet was confirmed to Reuters by a spokeswomen.Media sources across Europe reported that Neymar will now head to Paris to continue negotiations on a potential six-year deal worth more than 550,000 euros a week. The 25-year-old only arrived back in Spain on Tuesday after trips to China and the Middle East.Neymar has been active on social media, sharing an excerpt from the New Testament (Philippians 4:11) on Instagram which said know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content …whether living in plenty or in want.”A PSG spokesman declined to comment.Neymar signed for Barcelona from Brazilian side Santos for 57.1 million euros, although it was later revealed the cost was closer to 100 million euros. SHARE COMMENTS × COMMENT There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar Published on There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar sport August 02, 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL football
8th Race: The Artesia Cup, Dist. about 1400 Mts.8th Race: The Artesia Cup, Dist. about 1400 Mts. Evesham (Mrs D Khaitan, Mr & Mrs A Khaitan & Mrs D Jalan rep. Soom Stud Farm pvt ltd) 60 S John, first. Mr Gorgeous 60 C Alford, second. Copernicus 54 P Kamlesh, third. No More Politics 54 Arshad Alam, fourth. All ran. Won by: 1-1/2 2-1/4 Nose. Time: 1 minute 28.235 second. Tote: Rs.29/-for win, Rs.13/- & Rs.11/- for places. FC : Rs.32/-. Shp: Rs.41/-. Tanala: Rs.48/-. Favourite: Mr Gorgeous. Winner Trained by: Vijay Singh. — More PTI COR PD AH
Shah Rukh Khan faces a threat from a local group in Bhubaneswar over a controversy which spared way back in 2001 as he gets ready to appear for the opening ceremony of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on November 27.A local group called Kalinga Sena has threatened that they will attack Shah Rukh with black ink if he comes for the ceremony to Bhubaneswar.Kalinga Sena’s general secretary Nihar Pani said that Shah Rukh Khan will be greeted by his group workers throughout his journey from the airport to the Kalinga Stadium.”We have all our preparation done to throw black ink on Shah Rukh Khan’s face. On the entire journey from the airport to the stadium, black flags will be shown to him and my workers will be present on that entire road,” Pani was quoted as saying by Aaj Tak.Also read: Jai Hind India: AR Rahman and SRK join hands for tribute to Indian HockeyBack in 2001, when Shah Rukh’s film Asoka was released, he was accused of insulting the people of Odisha with his film.Now in 2018, Kalinga Sena’s president Hemant Rath has called for an apology from Shah Rukh for hurting Odisha’s people and he had even lodged a complaint with the police for the same on November 11.The complaint alleges that Shah Rukh has hurt the sentiments of Odisha’s people. It says that the Kalinga war has been portrayed in a wrong manner in the film Asoka because of which the culture of the state has been humiliated.advertisementREAD – Manpreet Singh will captain India in Hockey World CupOn November 11, the same day when Rath lodged the police complaint against Shah Rukh, Kalinga Sena also carried out a procession where Shah Rukh’s effigies were burnt.Shah Rukh was invited for the opening ceremony of the Hockey World Cup by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The ceremony is set to take place in the Kalinga Stadium and a senior police officer has said that there is special security for Shah Rukh.The Men’s Hockey World Cup will take place in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16. Along with Shah Rukh Khan, the opening ceremony will also see a live performance from AR Rahman. Even Madhuri Dixit is expected to perform on the opening night.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on during warmups before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Earlier today, Dan Dakich reported Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm will leave the Boilermakers after the season to become the coach at Louisville.The Cardinals fired Bobby Petrino after yet another loss last weekend and are on the hunt for a new head coach.After practice on Thursday afternoon, Brohm addressed the rumors of a potential move to Louisville. According to local reports, Brohm said the rumors are “completely false” and “there’s nothing to” the report from Dakich.#Purdue head coach @JeffBrohm says any current reports or tweets involving his name and the opening at Louisville are “completely false”. Says “there’s nothing to it” when asked about the @dandakich tweet/report from today.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) November 15, 2018Brohm, who went to Louisville, was an assistant coach for the Cardinals from 2003-2008. He moved on to become a head coach at Western Kentucky where he turned the Hilltoppers into one of the most-explosive offenses in the nation.After three years at WKU, Brohm took over a down Purdue program and has turned the Boilermakers into a solid Big Ten program in just two years. Purdue knocked off Ohio State this season, a win that put Brohm’s name on the national stage.Despite Brohm’s claims that the rumors are false, they’re not going anywhere. A coach of Brohm’s caliber will remain a hot topic in coaching searches.Stay tuned.
Nova Scotians are being invited to provide their thoughts on theadministrative structure of child welfare services in theprovince. Currently, child welfare services are provided through 14 privateagencies and six government offices. Today, June 23, theDepartment of Community Services released a consultant’s reportthat reviews that system and suggests changes. Because all child welfare services are governed by the Childrenand Family Services Act, the actual services will not be directlyaffected by changes to administrative structure. “Today in Nova Scotia we have very high quality child welfareservices, provided by dedicated staff in the department andagencies, supported by committed volunteer boards,” saidCommunity Services Minister David Morse. “We need to ensure theadministrative structure supports these vital services forchildren and families, while maintaining a strong connection tothe community.” The need for change was identified by a joint working group fromChildren’s Aid societies and Community Services. The grouprecognized the challenges posed by the current structure andrecommended action to address these issues. The currentfragmented approach does not easily support collaboration and mayimpact the ability of programs to change to meet new bestpractices and to ensure that services are provided consistently. The consultant narrowed the options for further consideration to:having all services delivered by a single non-profit agency;having all agency sites become government offices; and creating anew non-profit authority. While the consultant’s recommendedoption is to have all agency sites become government offices,further consultations must take place before any decisions aremade. The consultant began work in the fall of 2003. During developmentof the report, Children’s Aid Society board representatives andstaff, as well as department staff were consulted. People whowere interviewed will now have an opportunity to provide feedbackon the recommendations. “We have received the report from the minister and a presentationby the consultant,” said Ray Cowper, president of the Children’sAid Societies Board Co-Chairs group. “We will now take thisinformation back to our staff, boards and communities, and willensure that their perspectives are heard during the consultationprocess.” Members of the public are also being encouraged to review thereport and provide their comments. “It is important that we hear from interested Nova Scotiansbefore any decisions are made about the structure of childwelfare services in the province,” said Mr. Morse. “Staff andservice sites will not be reduced if the consultant’s report isadopted, and every effort will be made to retain a strongcommunity connection.” The report is available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms/ ,or by calling 902-424-3202. COMMUNITY SERVICES–Input Sought on Structure of Child WelfareServices
The 2007 edition of the Sir John Coape Sherbrooke Heritage Awards will be held on Saturday, June 23. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Sherbrooke Exhibit Centre, Building 22, Second Street, Sherbrooke. Angus MacIsaac, acting Finance Minister and Minister of Transportation and Public Works, will present the awards. The Sir John Coape Sherbrooke Heritage Awards are designed to recognize persons who have made significant contributions to the preservation and promotion of the heritage of historic Sherbrooke Village, Guysborough County, and Nova Scotia. This year’s recipients will be John Grant and the late Jennie Cruickshank. Mr. Grant participated in the development of plans that are still apparent in the village today, and acted as historical consultant to the Sherbrooke Village Restoration Commission. From Sherbrooke Village’s initial conception, Mrs. Cruickshank was a driving force in the establishment of this valuable piece part of Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage. As restoration committee secretary, and as eventual chair of the Sherbrooke Village Commission, Mrs. Cruickshank tirelessly dedicated her time and effort towards ensuring that Sherbrooke Village became a reality. Past recipients include Aleah Lomas, Robert Frame, the late Lester MacDonald, and Frank Jordan. Tickets for the dinner are $22 each and all are welcome.
New Delhi: Adani Enterprises on Thursday reported over sevenfold jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 570.14 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 on the back of higher income. The Gautam Adani group company had clocked a profit of Rs 80.14 crore in the year-ago period, Adani Enterprises said in a BSE filing. The company in a statement said the net profit attributable to owners for June quarter 2019-20 increased to Rs 601 crore as against Rs 169 crore in the same period of 2018-19. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThis includes one-time income of Rs 328 crore recognized in the company’s MDO (Mine Development and Operations) business. Total income grew 39 per cent during the quarter under review to Rs 10,685.86 crore from Rs 7,664.20 crore in the year-ago period. Total expenses also rose to Rs 10,243.74 crore compared to Rs 7,739.04 crore a year earlier. About solar manufacturing, it said the company has established India’s largest solar cell and module manufacturing unit in Mundra SEZ.
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court is temporarily protecting Qualcomm from an antitrust ruling that would have forced the mobile chipmaker to drastically change how it licenses key technology for connecting smartphones to the internet.Friday’s stay granted by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will prevent the Federal Trade Commission from enforcing key provisions of a lower court ruling that said Qualcomm abused its patents to stifle competition.As part of her decision, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ordered reforms that Qualcomm argued would have unfairly eroded its revenue and potentially given away its technological secrets. The stay will prevent that from happening while Qualcomm pursues its appeal.The FTC says it’s disappointed by the stay.The Associated Press
The evil that killed 6 million Jews and others in the Nazi death camps 60 years ago still threatens the world, and the global community must ensure that such horror never occurs again, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today ahead of next week’s special session of the General Assembly to commemorate the camps’ liberation.Monday’s meeting will have profound significance for the United Nations for several reasons, “first because the founding of this organization was a direct response to the Holocaust,” he told a news briefing. “Our charter and the words ‘untold sorrow’ were written as the world was learning the full horror of the death camps.”Second, it is essential for all of us to remember, reflect on and learn from what happened 60 years ago. The evil that destroyed the 6 million Jews and others in those camps is one that still threatens all of us today. It is not something we can consign to the distant past and forget about it.”Every generation must be on its guard to make sure that such a thing never happens again,” he added, stressing the need for succeeding generations to carry forward the work of remembrance death camp survivors dwindle in number.The special session marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps is the first event of its kind that the General Assembly has ever held and has so far received support from 138 of its 191 Members States. The resolution calling for it was sponsored by Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Russia, the United States and the European Union.Mr. Annan said the “solemn and highly significant occasion” should be seen as “an expression of our commitment” to build a United Nations that can respond quickly and effectively to genocide and other serious violations of human rights.”Of course, that work is still far from complete,” he added.Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, stressed that he was acting as a representative not just of Israel or the Jewish people but also of the 6 million Jews and the many others who were “slaughtered in the Holocaust and the horrible dark days” of World War II.”We truly believe that Monday will be a very historic and solemn occasion and we believe it is a very important day not just for Israel, not just for the Jewish people, but also for the United Nations and for the world,” he added.He expressed the hope that it would “make sure that people remember and never forget and it will make sure that those horrible atrocities never ever happen again anywhere in the world.”The General Assembly President, Foreign Minister Jean Ping of Gabon, stressed that this is the first time the body is holding a commemorative special session. “I think that it will give us an opportunity. It is because it’s our duty to remember and to say it loudly, ‘Never Again!'” he said.”I hope also that it will give us the opportunity to renew our commitment to the objectives and the principles of the United Nations Charter and also to renew our commitment to human rights in general.”In conjunction with the session, two exhibits are being held at UN Headquarters in New York. One is called “Auschwitz – the depth of the Abyss,” and is a collection of photographs and paintings from the Auschwitz and Majdanek camps.The other, called “Afterwards, it’s just a part of you,” is an exhibit of photographs taken by youth groups who have visited what remains of the death camps. It also includes their written recollection of their visits and talks with survivors. Video of press remarks [25mins]
New Century Resources has awarded a A$40 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to CIMIC Group member Sedgman for the Century zinc mine restart in Queensland, Australia. Sedgman will be responsible for the reconfiguration, refurbishment and operational readiness of the Century processing plant at Lawn Hill and the Karumba Port Facility in Queensland as part of the arrangement.The deal will also see Sedgman provide civil, structural, mechanical, piping and electrical works, which are to be commissioned based on the results of the project’s front end engineering design (FEED) study. Sedgman Managing Director Grant Fraser said: “This contract is a valued addition to our mineral processing portfolio. Having previously worked with the Sedgman team for over ten years, I am very confident that New Century has partnered with a world-class project delivery team. We are pleased to continue working with New Century Resources to deliver Sedgman’s full project cycle service offering, adding value from feasibility study through to operation. The Century Zinc mine is an important part of the Queensland mining industry and we are looking forward to re-starting the mine and using our technical expertise to achieve successful outcomes for our client.”Sedgman previously collaborated with New Century Resources in November last year to complete a feasibility study regarding the restart of the Century Zinc mine, concentrate pipeline and Karumba port. Early work on the development subsequently began at the site in December last year. The project is currently noted to be on track to re-start production in the third quarter of this year. Additionally, New Century has selected Ausenco as the preferred bidder for a new A$1.7 million contract, which will involve the refurbishment and commissioning of operations associated with the Century processing plant, slurry pipeline and Karumba Port Facility.New Century Director Peter Watson said: “Having previously worked with the Sedgman team for over ten years, I am very confident that New Century has partnered with a world-class project delivery team for the refurbishment and commissioning process. The Sedgman team will also complement the existing management team within New Century, together providing a great combination of long-term site knowledge and external expertise.”
Great handball battle has been seen in Leon last night, where FC Barcelona Lassa had difficult job for the first time this season and stayed unbeaten – 33:37. Moreover, this was 73rd consecutive victory in ASOBAL of the Spanish champions who broke all the records in the past few years of domination.Kiril Lazarov with 12 and Wael Jallouz (10) kept Barca in advantage during 60 minutes in always hot Leon…33 – ABANCA ADEMAR:Cupara (Biosca); Carrillo (6, 2 p), Leo Samapio (5), Mikel Aguirrezabalaga (4), Carou, Vieyra (4), Huerta (1); Acacio (2), Zilzic (1), Piñeiro (-), Tot (2), Juanín García (8, 3 p).37 – BARCELONA:Pérez de Vargas (Ohlander); Tomás (1), Lazarov (12, 6 p), Entrerríos (2), Sorhaindo (3), Jallouz (10), Ariño (4); Morros, Gurbindo (1), Syprzak (1), Daniel Dujhebaev (1), Kopljar (2)The biggest surprise made Villa de Aranda by beating La Rioja 30:27.RESULTS: 9.Teucro12417356:3849 10.Puente Genil11407291:3318 6.Villa de Aranda12633370:34715 5.Ademar12714342:31415 STANDINGS: 16.Aragon11209308:3724 13.Guadalajara11236294:3237 14.Benidorm11317287:3347 4.Morrazo Cangas12903335:32518 8.Anaitasuna12417317:3319 11.Puerto Sagunto12318335:3807 7.Huesca11344270:28810 Adelma22 – 38Granollers 15.Adelma12309318:3646 Teucro30 – 32Anaitasuna 2.La Rioja121011394:31821 12.Cuenca11317278:3217 Ademar33 – 37Barcelona Villa de Aranda30 – 27La Rioja 3.Granollers12912377:30919 ← Previous Story Flensburg win tight battle against Wisla Plock Next Story → Besiktas MOGAZ and David Rašić part ways PHOTO: ANETA CECKOVA 1.Barcelona121200465:29624 Ademar LeonASOBALFC Barcelona Lassa
THE CRISIS FACING Palestinian refugees in Syria has been raised with the Iranian government – by an Irish politician.Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe, today raised the plight of Palestinians at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, with the Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif.Crowe is currently in Iran with as part of a Foreign Affairs Committee delegation and they met the Foreign Affairs Minister today.Speaking after the meeting, Crowe said that the 20,000 refugees are “caught in the crossfire” between Syrian rebels and military.“As rebel forces refuse to leave the camp it has been besieged by the Syrian army, which is creating a severe humanitarian crisis, as the residents have extremely limited access to food, medicines, and other vital supplies.“Due to the fighting and the siege the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has been unable to deliver any aid to the camp since last September, and at least 15 people have died of hunger.”The raising of the plight of Palestinian refugees comes against the backdrop of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton’s trip to the Gulf region. This visit was deemed “not the time or place” to raise human rights concerns.UNRWA has said that the refugees are surviving in harsh conditions, many on a diet of stale vegetables, animal feed and cooking spices dissolved in water. Crowe said he is hopeful Iran can use its standing in the region to help solve the problem. I raised the issue with the Iranian Foreign Minister to appeal to him to use his influence in Damascus to try and ensure the Syrian authorities resolve the situation peacefully and allow vital aid to reach these refugees as soon as possible.Read: Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf statesRead: The human rights issues which aren’t being discussed on Taoiseach’s Gulf visit
Despina Donato is an office manager by day and a member of the GOCMV Dance Group by night.NameDespina Donato, 23.Your greatest achievementΗaving a house by the age of 20.How did you get to where you are now I got to where I am with the love and support of family and friends.Your greatest challenge When I was 14 when I convinced my parents to allow me to change from Catholic to Greek Orthodox. Goal for the futureTo be happy and content within myself and my life. No matter which way I choose to go.One word that describes you the best Go-getter.Persons you most admire and why? My grandparents, because they came to a foreign country not knowing anyone and made a life for themselves, their children and their grandchildren. Best thing about being Greek-Australian Greeks have places get together and hang out, eat, dance traditional dances and stay in touch with each other.If I could say anything to the Greek community…If there are any Greek functions or community get togethers, we should all be working side by side to help support one another to keep it going.Funniest Greek family momentWhen I was younger I had a Greek dance performance to raise money for the island Lipso and my shoe fell off and kicked the priest in the head! Favourite place to go or hang out at Wherever my parea and I are is always good! Usually I am at a Greek function or fundraiser on the weekend.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the momentI have been singing along to Thrakiotika tunes. Mostly Zonaradiko and Paitouska!Favourite Greek foodFakes!I can’t live without…Greek dancing.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would…Cut taxes to help out those struggling! If you are would like to be featured in this section or know someone who should be, send an email to: email@example.com Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Un minerai lunaire découvert… en AustralieJeudi, des scientifiques ont annoncé qu’un minerai rapporté par des astronautes d’une exploration lunaire et que l’on pensait jusqu’ici inexistant sur Terre, avait été découvert dans des roches en Australie. C’est une réelle surprise qu’ont eu des géologues australiens. En examinant des roches prélevées dans six endroits différents d’Australie, ceux-ci ont découvert des traces d’un minerai très particulier, la tranquillityite. Or, depuis un peu plus de 40 ans, celui-ci n’avait jamais été découvert sur Terre. En effet, la tranquillityite a été rapportée en 1969 par des astronautes qui rentraient d’un voyage d’exploration de la Lune et doit son nom à la Mer de la Tranquillité, une plaine de basalte lunaire. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALe minerai a donc “longtemps été considéré comme un minerai propre à la Lune”, a déclaré Birger Rasmussen de la Curtin University, à Perth en Australie. Du moins jusqu’à la surprenante découverte. Les échantillons de la Lune étaient considérés comme “extrêmement précieux” et ont été soumis à quantité d’examens très détaillés, alors qu’on en avait en fait “sous notre nez depuis toujours”, a commenté le scientifique.”On en a toujours eu sur Terre, ils ne sont pas juste venus de la Lune”, a également relevé le scientifique dont les travaux sont publiés dans la revue Geology. Les roches contenant le fameux minerai étant vieille de plus d’un milliard d’années, la découverte apporte donc des informations précieuses sur les similarités qui existent entre notre planète et son satellite naturel. “Cela signifie qu’en gros, on a les mêmes phénomènes chimiques et les mêmes processus qui se déroulent sur la Lune et sur la Terre”, a expliqué Birger Rasmussen qui a également précisé que le minerai permettait une datation précise des roches qui le contiennent.Le 5 janvier 2012 à 10:51 • Maxime Lambert
La Roumanie se tourne vers le gaz de schisteAprès la Pologne, c’est au tour de la Roumanie de tabler sur le gaz de schiste pour assurer son indépendance énergétique. Le pays a décidé de ne pas tenir compte des risques pour l’environnement et la santé.Hier, plus de 2.000 personnes ont défilé dans les rues de Barlad, dans l’est de la Roumanie, pour manifester contre un projet d’exploration du groupe Chevron dans leur région. La société américaine envisage d’exploiter les gaz de schiste mais les Roumains dénoncent les risques de pollution. En effet, la méthode d’extraction, la fracturation hydraulique, est accusée par les défenseurs de l’environnement de polluer les nappes phréatiques, de fragiliser les sols et de favoriser les tremblements de terre.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Interrogé par l’AFP, le président de l’Agence roumaine pour les ressources minérales (ANMR) Alexandru Patruti estiume que “le gaz de schiste représente l’avenir”. Cité par l’AFP, le directeur de Chevron Upstream Europe, Thomas Holst renchérit : “Le gaz de schiste représente une opportunité majeure pour la Roumanie”. Surtout lorsqu’on sait que les ressources de la Roumanie, Bulgarie et Hongrie sont évaluées à 538 milliards de mètre cubes. Une telle opération permettrait au pays de gagner son indépendance énergétique et de renoncer aux coûteuses importations de gaz russe. Chevron n’attend plus que les autorisations pour entamer les explorations qu’il a prévues sur la concession de 600 000 hectares qu’il a réussi à obtenir.Néanmoins, M. Patruti a reconnu que “l’extraction n’est pas une activité respectueuse de l’environnement [ … ] mais nous allons nous assurer que les lois en la matière sont strictement respectées”, a-t-il déclaré. Par ailleurs, M. Holst assure que “lorsque les faits seront connus, les citoyens seront d’accord que si des réserves importantes existent, les bénéfices seront beaucoup plus importants que les risques”.Le 23 mars 2012 à 12:38 • Maxime Lambert
A group of petitioners determined to get light rail on the November ballot will sue Vancouver over the city’s charter, Tim Eyman said Tuesday.Eyman, a state initiative activist who has been serving as a consultant to the petitioners, said Tuesday he couldn’t be specific about when a lawsuit would be filed in Clark County Superior Court, just that it would be filed “very soon.”Last week, a Cowlitz County Superior Court judge struck down a state law that initially had rendered invalid hundreds of signatures on a petition to get an anti-light-rail initiative on the ballot.The petition has since been certified, but Vancouver City Attorney Ted Gathe is standing by his March opinion that the initiative falls outside the scope of the city’s initiative powers and would not be legally defensible. The proposed ordinance, sponsored by Larry Patella, Debbie Peterson, Ralph Peabody, Charlie Stemper, Steve Herman and Don Yingling, would prohibit any city resources from being used to extend TriMet’s MAX line from Portland to Vancouver as part of the CRC project.
ESPN The Magazine in Mexicowill have an initial print run of between 20,000 and 30,000, according to anESPN spokesperson. The majority of ads will come from the local Mexican market,the spokesperson says.ESPN also publishes ESPN Deportes La Revista, aSpanish-language sports magazine in the U.S.,and launched ESPN The Magazine in Chinain October 2004. ESPN Publishing is expected to announce a partnership today with aMexican publishing company to launch ESPN The Magazine in Mexico.ESPN’s Spanish-language edition, the company’s secondinternational launch, will be Mexico’sonly monthly general sports magazine, the publisher says. Editorial contentwill be managed by Mexican publisher Grupo GW and will include what ESPN calls”locally relevant content.””A Spanish-language edition of ESPN The Magazine in Mexicois a natural extension of our efforts to serve sports fans in the country andit compliments our other ESPN-branded initiatives, including television, radio,Internet and broadband,” executive vice president and ESPN Internationalmanaging director Russell Wolff said in a statement.
ALIGARH: Nearly 250 Kashmiri students studying at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have announced their decision to boycott a lunch invite from the Centre on the occasion of Eid al-Adha on Monday. The students from the Kashmir Valley have also said that they would stay away from any kind of festivity on the campus. The lunch is being organized at the university’s guest house. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us In a statement, the Kashmiri students said that they were dismayed by the invite, which has political connotation and “aimed at rubbing salts on their wounds”. “We take this as an opportunity to reject Delhi’s authoritarianism and drama played in Parliament on August 5,” the statement said. Recently, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik had sanctioned Rs 1 lakh each to the designated liaison officers for organizing the Eid festivities. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us According to Kashmiri students at the AMU, Malik has no sympathy for them and the sanction of Rs 1 lakh and an Eid invite is to buy their consent for the undemocratic means adopted by the Indian government. “The acceptance of the invitation would be an insult to the courage of our parents who are surviving the massive militarization and absolute clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement read. Advertise With Us A senior Kashmiri student said the government never organized any such special meeting for them in the past five years. “Suddenly, they have started showing their concern for Kashmiris,” he said. AMU spokesperson Shafey Kidwai, meanwhile, said he was not aware of the boycott as the university had not received any communication from the Kashmiri students.
Tiger KCRTwitterRam Gopal Varma released the first look of Tiger KCR, the biopic on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, on the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s birthday.Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter on April 18 to announce the biopic on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The directed tweeted, “It is a biopic of @KTRTRS ‘s father from the time he couldn’t bear the 3rd class treatment being given to Telangana people by the Andhras, and how he fought in a fiery way to achieve Telangana state.”Ram Gopal Varma added, “KCR and YSR are the only politicians to successfully groom their children to be worthy of them, unlike the politician in the neighbouring state of Telangana …Only the greatest of political leaders can create a biological and ideological legacy.”A word in its tagline did not go down well with some people, who trolled him. Responding to them, Ram Gopal Varma wrote, “For those who are having a problem with the word ఆడు in the tag line, it’s meant in the perspective of those who looked down upon KCR before he achieved what he did.. Am sure both KCR and @KTRTRS will understand the depth in that line.”Ram Gopal Varma revealed on April 19, “The First Look of #TIGERKCR will be out today at 11 Am.” He added, “The film #TIGERKCR will feature KCR, @KTRTRS, K Kavitha, Harish Rao, YSR, Y S Jagan, @ncbn, Lagadapati Rajagopal, Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Roshiah, Kiran Kumar Reddy, Ramoji Rao and Lokesh.. First look releasing at 11 AM today.”Hours later, Ram Gopal Varma released a video featuring him like the alter-ego of TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao’s. He captioned it with, “On the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister @ncbn’s birthday, I am releasing this first look of Telangana Chief Minister KCR ‘s biopic #TIGERKCR.”Ram Gopal Varma went on to describe KCR as Aggressive Gandhi. “My film will not show Andhras as villains..It’s only a few Andhrollu who did vennupotu to crores of Andhrollu by creating circumstances for separation #TIGERKCR,” he tweeted in reply to a fan, adding, “Like how the peaceful Gandhi fought the British and got India, the Aggressive Gandhi KCR fought the Andhras and got Telangana #TIGERKCR.”On the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister @ncbn ‘s birthday , I am releasing this first look of Telangana Chief Minister KCR ‘s biopic #TIGERKCR pic.twitter.com/0uvX5f49KT— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 20, 2019