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a month agoBullard: West Ham midfielder Rice a modern No4

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bullard: West Ham midfielder Rice a modern No4by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJimmy Bullard admits he’s a fan of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.The Irons fan is fulsome in his praise of England youngster Declan Rice, who he believes will continue thriving at the heart of midfield.He told the Mirror, “He’s a modern day No.4, keeping the ball, breaking it up, an athlete. But what about at centre-half, the position where he made his name in junior football?“If you’re a Manchester City who really own possession, he could be a great centre-half. But for West Ham, he’s a No.4.“If he was at City he could play centre-half, like John Stones, 100 percent. If you’re possession based, you’ve got to be as good as a midfielder.“Even goalkeepers now, they need to be able to play a ball, have vision.” last_img read more

JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan remanded to NIA custody

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday send Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, arrested near Red Fort earlier, to NIA custody till March 29. Khan is believed to be a close associate of the Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmed Khan. During the in-chamber proceedings Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal allowed the anti-terror agency to quiz him in the case. The National Investigation Agency told the court that the accused custody was required to unearth the deep-rooted conspiracy behind the February 14 attack in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF troopers dead.last_img

Football Ohio State needs Mike Weber to be a toptier running back

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer sees Mike Weber having a larger impact in 2017. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorCHICAGO — The lack of offense consistently shown in the 2016 season prompted Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to make staff changes. One of the most obvious weaknesses on the offense was the passing game, but that doesn’t leave other offensive players off the hook.As a first-year starter, then-redshirt freshman Mike Weber became only the third freshman running back in program history to rush for more than 1,000 yards. In year two, Meyer said Weber has to take the next step.“I do think he can (be a premier running back), and we need that,” Meyer said. “That’s a must. That’s a must. And it’s time.”Meyer brought in Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson and former San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Ryan Day to co-coordinate the offense and revitalize the passing game after finishing sixth in the Big Ten in passing offense. It was a move that had to be made following 215 total yards in an embarrassing loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.The development of the wide receivers for 2017 is still a major concern, considering the Buckeyes’ top three receivers last season graduated or are in the NFL. But after a successful first season, Weber’s expected contributions to the offense could ease some pressure on the wide receivers.“I don’t think (Weber) was a premier back last year, I thought he was good,” Meyer said. “And (redshirt senior quarterback) J.T. (Barrett) needs him to be a premier back. You want to be a great quarterback, have a premier running back right next to you. Have some premier receivers out there too. It’s time.”The combination of a stellar receiving corps and a running back who could only be stopped by a freight train is part of the formula that turned a young 2014 Ohio State team into national champions.Barrett, the 2016 Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, had his best season as a redshirt freshman in 2014 with a dynamic offensive play-caller in Tom Herman. He also had arguably the best running back in the country in Ezekiel Elliott.Meyer said he believes Wilson and Day coaching the offense will reincarnate that side of the ball into what it was during the 2014 season when the offense averaged nearly 510 yards per game, compared to 460 yards per contest last season.Weber, who scored nine times as a redshirt freshman, doesn’t need to be Elliott, but the shoestring tackles he consistently suffered and quiet games he had against tougher competition can’t happen if Ohio State wants to get over the hump in 2017.Meyer said the Detroit native has already taken steps in workouts and in the locker room.“He didn’t have the breakaway speed. He needs to pick up his feet,” Meyer said. “I want to say he’s lost seven pounds. He’s legitimate fast now. He wasn’t fast. He wasn’t mature. He’s very mature right now. “I’m hoping you guys see a different back. And he was good, but he wasn’t premier.”Running back pictureFreshman running back J.K. Dobbins was the No. 2 running back on the depth chart throughout spring camp as an early-enrollee freshman. Meyer said he’s earned his way onto the field with his play in the spring and continued improvement in offseason workouts.“He’s already proven the fact that he’s going to play,” he said.Meyer listed the running back depth chart as follows: Weber, Dobbins, redshirt sophomore Antonio Williams, sophomore Demario McCall and redshirt junior Parris Campbell, who is projected to start at H-back. read more

Khazri joins SaintEtienne

first_imgWahbi Khazri has left English side Sunderland to join Saint-Etienne, according to Goal.The Tunisian has called time on his nightmare spell with Sunderland after playing only 42 times in three seasons to sign for French Club Saint-Etienne.Khazri captained his country Tunisia to the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia scoring twice and providing the assists as the Carthage Eagles failed to move beyond the group stages of the competition.Tunisia were placed in group G alongside eventual second runners-up Belgium, England and new comers Panama. They manage a single victory which was a 2-1 win over Panama before they were eliminated and sent home.Khazri spent last season on loan from Sunderland with Rennes in France scoring nine times in 27 appearances.Victor Osimhen taking over Ligue 1 Taimoor Khan – August 29, 2019 He might have only recently joined Lille but Victor Osimhen has perfectly adjusted to life in Ligue 1 and scored a brace to hand…That form led to Saint-Etienne signing the winger on a four-year deal from Sunderland for a fee thought to be around £8million.The 27-year-old signed for Wearside based Sunderland in January 2016 from Bordeaux helping the club avoid the drop to the Sky Bet Championship that season. He only manages three goals in 42 appearances for the now relegated team who find themselves in the championship.Frederic Paquet, Saint-Etienne director believes that Khazri can improve much more as he returns back to France.“At his age now Wahbi has reached more maturity. He led from the front for his country with outstanding performances though they failed to make it past the group stages.” Paquet said.“He’s has a lot of character and he’s a gifted technical footballer as well. I’m sure he’ll do well for us.”last_img read more

Bahamas Children Choir to perform in Grand Turk tomorrow

first_img Stileet, DMAC & many more to perform for GB Independence Recommended for you Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Independence Festival coming to Taino Beach Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jul 2015 – The 70 member Bahamas National Children’s Choir will perform in Grand Turk tomorrow as a part of their summer trek through the Caribbean by cruise liner. The group, in celebrating 42 years of Bahamian independence and their own 25th anniversary as a group will give a show at the Grand Turk Cruise Center at 10am and Salem Baptist Church, also in the capital at noon. Among the other stops for the choir is Aruba and the Dominican Republic. Related Items:bahamas independence, Bahamas National Children’s Choir, grand turk, performlast_img read more

Water Levels Are Down Now Its Time To Clean Up The River

first_imgWater levels are down in most of the rivers on the Kenai Peninsula, and that means it’s time to make the extra effort in your days on the river to clean up as much as you can while you can. Anyone can volunteer with Stream Watch. Main: “The more the merrier, no matter whether it’s part of our organization or not. Folks can keep an eye out for one of our events, or one of our coordinators.”  Stream Watch volunteers are hoping that people spend more time thinking about how critically important the river is to the community. Alice Main from Stream Watch: “It’s always good to mitigate our impacts where we can, and clean up where we can.” Stream Watch Started in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens and the Chugach National Forest, this volunteer driven program has grown from a grassroots collective of 10 to a volunteer movement of 180+ volunteers who are making a difference for rivers on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. For any questions call (907) 260-5449 x 1205. Photo courtesy of Stream Watchlast_img read more

Sun Pharma Shares Dive on Profit Decline Analysts Mixed over Outlook

first_imgShares of India’s biggest drug-maker Sun Pharma plunged on Monday after the company reported a sharp decline in profit for the quarter ended in March, but analysts have mixed opinion over the outlook.Share prices of Sun Pharma touched a three-month low of ₹869.50 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), before recovering to ₹880.50, down nearly 9%.Stock prices of Sun Pharma had gained 18% so far this year before Monday’s fall.The Mumbai-based multinational pharmaceutical company has witnessed a fall in profit by 44% to ₹888 crore during January-March quarter against ₹1,587 crore in the same quarter last year.”Our performance has been impacted due to various one-time charges, mainly on account of the Ranbaxy merger as well as due to price erosion for some of our products in the US. It also reflects the impact of supply constraints related to the ongoing re-mediation efforts at some of our facilities,” Dilip Shanghvi, managing director, Sun Pharma, told Mint.However, many brokerages remain mixed over the outlook for stock prices of Sun Pharma despite a slump in profit.”With strong execution, free cash flow and a niche pipeline, Sun Pharma should sustain the upper-end of its historical premium valuation,” Macquarie told moneycontrol.com. “Ranbaxy integration provides an additional lever for growth, over the medium-term.”Macquarie has a price target of ₹1,100 for Sun Pharma shares with the outlook as “outperform.”Credit Suisse also has an outperform rating for the stock, but cut its estimate of FY16 earnings per share (EPS) by 8%.”Sun did not provide sales growth guidance for FY16 after missing guidance for FY15. In our view, this is likely to be driven by uncertainty at Halol and also the first year of Ranbaxy integration. Halol resolution is the key event for the stock,” said Credit Suisse.In contrast, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) has maintained a neutral rating on the stock but slashed the target price to to ₹1,063 from ₹1,100.CLSA also maintains a price target of ₹1,130 for Sun Pharma stock price, The Economic Times reported.Encouraged by the takeover of its competitor Ranbaxy Laboratories, Sun Pharma seems ready to spend around $7 billion more on such acquisitions, said a Reuters report in April.Sun Pharma is now eyeing acquisitions in the US and Europe, with a focus on companies that manufacture bio-similars, the low-cost products similar to biotech drugs, which are seeing a fast pick-up in sales, Reuters reported.Sun Pharma’s cash position remains strong to finance any large scale deals. The company is sitting on a cash pile of $1.5 billion and debt-to-equity ratio stands at 0.13.last_img read more

81 more arrested in antidrug drive

first_imgLogo of arrestAt least 81 alleged drug peddlers and addicts were arrested with contraband phensidyl, yaba pills from Sherpur, Cumilla, Faridpur and Chandpur districts, reports UNB.In Sherpur, police arrested a total of 53 drug peddlers and addicts from different upazilas of the district from Sunday night to Monday morning.A total of 13 cases were filed in different police stations over those incidents, said Md Aminul Islam, additional superintendent of police.In Cumilla, police arrested at least 19 drug peddlers with 210 bottles of contraband phensidyl and 490 pieces of yaba pills from different upazilas of the district in the last 24 hours. As many as 14 cases were filed with different police stations in those connections, said Md Morshed Mahabub, additional superintendent of police.In Faridpur, police in separate drives arrested three drug peddlers with 122 bottles of contraband phensidyl and 200 pieces of yaba pills from different places of the district for last 24 hours, said Md Jakir Hossain Khan, superintendent of police.In Chandpur, Detective Branch (DB) of police in separate anti-drug drives arrested six persons over drug cases from different upazilas of the district for last 24 hours, police said.last_img read more

Richardson denies being asked to leave advisory panel

first_imgBill RichardsonVeteran US diplomat Bill Richardson denied he was asked by Myanmar’s government to step down from an international advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, his spokesman said on Friday.A statement issued by the office of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi late on Thursday had accused Richardson of pursuing “his own agenda” and said that the government decided to ask him to quit as his continued participation on the board would not be in the best interests of all concerned.”At no point was the Governor asked to step down, either in person or in writing by any member of the Government of Myanmar or the Chair of the Advisory Board,” Richardson’s spokesman Mickey Bergman told Reuters.”Quite the opposite, their National Security Advisor stopped by the night before to convince the Governor to stay as planned.”Richardson said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he was resigning from the board because it was conducting a “whitewash” and accused Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, of lacking “moral leadership”.The departure of Richardson, a former Clinton administration cabinet member, came as the 10-member advisory board was making its first visit to western Rakhine State, from where around 688,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled in recent months.A U.S. official, who spoke on Thursday on condition of anonymity, said the issues raised by Richardson had reinforced concerns about Myanmar’s handling of the Rohingya crisis. Still, the official said, the United States would likely stick to its ”measured” approach of applying limited pressure on Myanmar and avoiding more drastic measures that could destabilize the situation.’CHEERLEADING SQUAD’A separate statement from the nine remaining members of the advisory board on Thursday said they met this week “with open minds” and agreed “to speak with one voice”.”Therefore, any statement about the Advisory Board ‘whitewashing’ or ‘cheerleading’ for anyone lacks complete legitimacy,” the board said.Richardson said in the Reuters interview that he was worried the board would become “a cheerleading squad” for the government.Richardson’s spokesman said the reference to pursuing his own agenda would seem to refer to his addressing with Suu Kyi the issue of two imprisoned Reuters journalists.In his interview with Reuters, Richardson said he got into a furious argument with Suu Kyi at a Monday night dinner when he brought up the case of two Reuters reporters, who were arrested on Dec. 12 on suspicion of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act.Reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, had worked on Reuters coverage of the crisis in Rakhine. They were detained on Dec. 12 after they had been invited to meet police officers over dinner in Yangon.”It’s important to note that he agreed to serve on the Board a month before the Reuters journalists were arrested,” said Richardson’s spokesman Bergman.The armed forces have been accused by Rohingya witnesses and human rights activists of carrying out killings, rapes and arson in Rakhine in a campaign senior officials in the United Nations and United States have described as ethnic cleansing. Myanmar rejects that label and has denied nearly all the allegations.The former New Mexico governor’s foundation, the Richardson Center, has “invested tens of thousands of dollars of its own money” in preparing for his role on the board “and were gearing up for a full year of robust programming for 2018,” Bergman said.Richardson led the first foreign delegation allowed to visit Suu Kyi in 1994 when she was under house arrest, Bergman said, “and helped to get many Myanmar political prisoners out during military rule, some are currently serving in her government.”It is heartbreaking to see her indulging in similar practices, now that she is in power,” Bergman added.REPATRIATION CAMPSFormer South African Defence Minister Roelof Petrus Meyer, one of the four remaining international members of the board, said on Thursday Richardson’s departure was “really unfortunate”.After touring temporary repatriation camps set up by Myanmar, Meyer said he thought the country was ready to take back the Rohingya refugees under an agreement with Bangladesh, where they are currently sheltering.”The security will be provided…the subject is so internationally covered so I don’t think (Rohingya) people should be scared,” he said.The Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State was set up by Myanmar last year, to advise on enacting the findings of an earlier commission headed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Thursday’s statement from Suu Kyi’s office said the government was committed to “implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State to the fullest extent possible and in the shortest timeframe, in accordance with the situation on the ground”.last_img read more

Press Secretary Was Suspended For Emails About Personal Business Using Citys Account

first_img Share Wikipedia Commons / Flickr / Ed SchipulDarian Ward, press secretary for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, was recently suspended without pay for 10 days because she didn’t properly respond to an inquiry based on the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) regarding a personal business.Darian Ward, press secretary for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, was recently suspended without pay for 10 days because she didn’t properly respond to an inquiry based on the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) regarding a personal business.According to an official letter signed by Turner and sent to Ward on December 11th by Alan Bernstein, the mayor’s director of communications, the press secretary didn’t produce accurate information about emails she wrote using her City email account in regards to activities related to the work of the production company Joy in Motion.The letter states that, back in November of 2017, Ward notified Bernstein and Marvalette Hunter, Turner’s chief of staff, she responded to the inquiry, which came from a Houston based reporter, with 30 pages.However, an email system search conducted by the City’s Office of Inspector General found approximately 5,000 emails related to Joy in Motion, as well as other personal and non-City business matters, over the period going from February of 2014 to October of 2017.“Ms. Ward, you misrepresented to the requester the volume of documents regarding the TPIA request under state law, and you misinformed the Chief of Staff and me; you spent a significant amount of city time conducting your personal business rather than focusing on your work task,” Bernstein asserted in his letter to Ward, who was suspended from December 12th to December 27th of 2017 for violating City of Houston policies regarding outside employment and the use of information technology resources.According to the letter, Ward also used her City account to send emails related to a charity organization that has no affiliation with the City of Houston.On Wednesday, Mayor Turner said during his customary media availability held after the Council meeting that the City’s Legal and Human Resources departments analyzed the situation and he went “over and above the recommendation that was handed to me.”Ward has been employed by the City of Houston since October 6th 2008.last_img read more

2018 In Review Houstons Biggest Transportation Stories

first_img Share From the end of construction on most of 290, to adjustments in public transit, to the ongoing high-speed rail project, 2018 was a busy year — as always — in Houston transportation.In the audio above, Houston Matters revisits the biggest stories of 2018 from the transportation realm with the help of News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter.last_img

Netflix to Launch Comedy Radio Channel on SiriusXM

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The Netflix comedy channel will be exclusive to SiriusXM. It marks the streaming-video company’s entry into audio programming — and the first time it has worked with an outside subscription-media provider to create a Netflix-branded product, according to the companies.Over the past two years, Netflix has aggressively moved into acquiring stand-up comedy specials. It reportedly paid big-name comedians including Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle $20 million per special. Other top comedians who have released Netflix specials include Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Ali Wong, Ricky Gervais, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, and Jerry Seinfeld (whose latest season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” also is on Netflix).Content from those comics is expected to be featured on Netflix’s SiriusXM channel, along with other Netflix stand-up specials from comedians including: Gabe Iglesias, Joe Rogan, Trevor Noah, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, John Mulaney, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Burress, Mike Birbiglia, Jo Koy, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Jim Jefferies, and Anthony Jeselnik.Netflix’s original programming for the new SiriusXM channel, in terms of talent format, is still under discussion between the companies.In addition, the SiriusXM channel is expected to include programming from Netflix’s comedic talk shows, although the specific details are still yet to be determined. Shows on Netflix in this category include “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” and “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.”Among Netflix’s other punches into comedy, the company last week announced a comedy-event series set to launch in 2019 featuring 47 comedians from 13 regions around the world. It also recently launched “The Comedy Lineup,” a series of 15-minute specials featuring a range of up-and-coming comedians.Pictured above: Chris Rock in his “Tamborine” comedy special on Netflixcenter_img Netflix is getting into the radio biz: The streamer has entered into a pact with SiriusXM to launch a 24-hour comedy channel set to debut by January 2019.For Netflix, the channel on SiriusXM will be a promotional vehicle for its broad lineup of stand-up specials from comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld. The company also plans to create original content for “Netflix Is a Joke” — a working title for the channel, which is the tagline for its marketing campaign around comedy — with affiliated comedians talent.“Netflix is producing an incredible amount of world-class comedy programming from top global talent that will become the backbone of our new SiriusXM/Netflix channel,” Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer for SiriusXM, said in a statement.last_img read more

Graphene Takes the Heat

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Graphene Takes the Heat (2008, February 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-02-graphene.html A schematic of a graphene sheet placed over a trench in a substrate. Explore further Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass Researchers from the University of California – Riverside (UCR) discovered that a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern, known as graphene, exhibits far better thermal conductivity than carbon nanotubes. Their results open a new window to graphene applications in electronics, where materials that can manage heat are vital.The group’s results are described in a paper appearing in the February 20, 2008, online edition of Nano Letters.“With the continuously decreasing size of electronic devices, materials that can conduct heat efficiently are rapidly growing in importance,” said the paper’s lead author, UCR electrical engineering professor Alexander Balandin, to PhysOrg.com. “Our work increases the range of graphene applications as the thermal management material in optoelectronics, photonics, and bioengineering.” A material’s thermal conductivity is measured in the units W/m•K, read as “watts per meter per degree Kelvin.” A watt is a unit of power equal to a joule per second and a degree Kelvin is a unit of temperature. The meter is, of course, a unit of distance, since thermal conductivity is normalized to the material’s thickness. Thermal conductivity defines how well a given material conducts heat. For example, the value of thermal conductivity of silicon, the most important electronic material, is around 145 W/m•K if measured at room temperature.Carbon nanotubes have a typical thermal conductivity range of 3000 to 3500 W/m•K. Diamond, another form of carbon, comes in between 1000 and 2200 W/m•K. The single-layer graphene studied by the UCR researchers displayed a thermal conductivity as high as 5300 W/m•K near room temperature. “Graphene is particularly promising as a thermal management material because its superior thermal conductivity is supplemented by plane geometry and good integration with silicon,” added Balandin. The interdisciplinary UCR team, which included research groups of electrical engineering professor Balandin and physics assistant professor Chun Ning Lau, measured the graphene’s thermal conductivity in an unconventional way. The usual contact-based methods for measuring thermal conduction are not appropriate for graphene because it is only a single atom thick. Instead, the group used a noncontact approach: They placed a sheet of graphene onto a substrate with a trench carved out of it, such that part of the graphene sheet was suspended over the trench. They then scattered laser light off the suspended portion and measured the graphene’s vibrational response with a technique called Raman spectroscopy (one of several light-based methods used to learn about material properties).By carefully analyzing the graphene’s Raman spectra – its unique response to the light – and the spectra’s dependence on the laser power, the group was able to extract thermal conductivity data. The entire experimental setup is tiny, with the trench just three micrometers (millionths of a meter) in width.Citation: Nano Lett. ASAP Article, 10.1021/nl0731872Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Carbon nanotubes are being touted by many scientists and engineers as the material of the future, with the potential to revolutionize electronic technologies. But a new study shows that nanotubes may not be the only form of carbon with the promise of great things to come.last_img read more

Iron rods go through masons body as he falls from roof finds

first_imgKolkata: Three iron rods pierced the body of a mason after he fell from the roof of an under-construction building at Champahati area of Baruipur in the South 24-Parganas district on Wednesday morning.The victim, identified as Uday Sardar, was immediately taken to the Baruipur Super-Specialty Hospital by the local people. The doctors in the hospital did not want to take any risk as the patient still had the three iron rods that had gone through the right side of his abdomen. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe victim was then taken to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital (CNMCH), where a digital x-ray was performed on the patient. It was not easy for the technicians to carry out the x-ray as he had to be kept in a seated posture.The doctors at CNMCH successfully removed the three rods from his body, following a critical surgery that lasted for hours. The patient, however, is still stated to be in a critical condition due to the severe nature of his injuries. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter examining the reports, the doctors at the hospital found that one rod was located near his kidney, while another was close to his intestine. The third one was below his liver.The hospital authorities felt the need of an emergency surgery but there were many challenges before them.A medical board has been formed, comprising 7 doctors including the head of the department of general surgery and the heads of the Orthopedic department, Cardiothorasic department, Neuro surgery and Urology department of the hospital. The medical board was in a fix as the iron rods were nearly 3 feet long. The main concern for the doctors was removing the rods as it could make the patient bleed to death.Senior PWD engineers were asked to rush to the hospital and see if they could make the rods shorter in length by cutting them from both ends, as it would have been extremely difficult for the doctors to remove the rods otherwise.The PWD engineers, however, told the doctors that cutting the rods which had already pierced his body, might damage the organs due to the vibration which will be created.The medical board later started the operation on Wednesday evening, with the PWD engineers inside the OT. A huge quantity of blood was arranged by the hospital authorities before starting the operation.A senior official of the hospital said that the iron rods have been removed successfully.last_img read more

NEW YORK NY – Bloomsbury Auctions announced it wi

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – Bloomsbury Auctions announced it will auction 371 salt and albumen photographs contained in the five-volume Baron von Brandis compilation entitled, “The Countries of Amur, Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia and the Urals.”The photographs which date from the 19th century will be offered 17 October 2008 at the house’s New York gallery located at 6 West 48th Street here.For further information, call (212) 719 – 1000 or visit www.bloomsburyauctions.comlast_img

Rep Wendzel to host local coffee hour

first_img25Apr Rep. Wendzel to host local coffee hour Categories: Wendzel News State Representative Pauline Wendzel announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during a morning coffee hour.The coffee hour will take place on Monday, April 29th at the Early Bird Eatery, 9735 Red Arrow Hwy in Bridgman from 10 to 11 a.m.“Last months ‘Pints with Pauline’ was a big hit,” Wendzel said.  “I look forward to rotating morning and evening outreach events all over the district to speak with as many constituents as possible.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend are invited to contact her Lansing office by phone at 517-373-1403 or email PaulineWendzel@house.mi.gov.last_img

PanEuropean broadcast group RTL has said that its

first_imgPan-European broadcast group RTL has said that its European online and on-demand platforms collectively were up 25% year-on-year and topped 2.4 billion views of professionally produced content in 2012. Mobile views grew 58% to 118 million in Germany and 119% to 70.5 million in France.RTL said that its FremantleMedia unit is the highest rated TV producer on YouTube and that digital operations helped drive revenue growth of nearly 20% at the producer and distributor.FremantleMedia revenue for 2012 hit €1.71 billion, up 19.7% on 2011’s €1.42 billion, though earnings before interest, tax and amortisation dropped 3.5% to €138 million.RTL said Fremantle had registered 4.5 billion views across 101 channels on video-sharing site YouTube, which made it the “highest rated TV producer” on the platform.RTL Group also pointed to FremantleMedia’s strength in format production and distribution. Fox’s American Idol in the US and Britain’s Got Talent on ITV1 in the UK were key performing formats, along with local versions of The Farmer Wants a Wife in France, the Netherlands and Germany.Overall RTL Group revenue was €5.99bn, up 4% year-on-year. However, mirroring Fremantle, earnings were down. EBITA stood at €1.07 billion, compared with the €1.13 billion posted the previous year.Divisions driving growth besides Fremantle included its German operation, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, which saw revenue climb 3.7% to €1.91 billion and EBITA grow 1.6% to €27.7 million.Co-CEOs Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch said the results showed the company was well positioned to “develop a leading position in high-growth markets such as online video advertising”.“Our expertise in content and creativity has already proven to be a competitive advantage for the non-linear TV world as audiences are attracted by hit formats and established brands, across all screens and devices,” the added.last_img read more

David ParkhouseDerry City FCDerrys twogoal hero

first_img David ParkhouseDerry City FCDerry’s two-goal hero David Parkhouse picks the winning tickets for monthly drawmonthly drawwaterford DAVID Parkhouse was on the score sheet twice on Monday night in Derry City’s emphatic win over Waterford at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.On Tuesday night, the hero of the game was helping out with the Derry City FC Monthly Draw for July. David’s midas touch off the pitch helped Peter McDuff win £850 and Ciaran Doherty picked up £300. ShareTweetcenter_img David and the team will be back in action this Friday, August 2, when the Candystripes travel to bottom of the leagues side UCD (kick off 7.45 pm)A win for Derry could help them leapfrog Bohemians into third place on goal difference. Derry will be hoping Finn Harps can do them a favour on the same night if they can beat Bohs at Finn Park in Ballybofey (kick off 8 pm).Derry’s two-goal hero David Parkhouse picks the winning tickets for monthly draw was last modified: July 30th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

•  Investors like MLPs because of their high yield

first_img •  Investors like MLPs because of their high yields… Regular readers know that the Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate to zero in 2008. It’s left it there ever since. This pushed interest rates to ridiculously low levels, making it difficult for investors to earn a decent yield. Take the 10-year Treasury, for example. In 2007, its yield averaged 4.63%. Today, it yields just 2.05%. From the beginning of 2009 through June 2014 (when energy prices peaked), AMZ returned 294%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 returned just 110%. One big reason for AMZ’s great performance is that MLPs were one of the only investments where investors could earn a decent yield. Many investors bought MLPs thinking they were safe ways to invest in America’s booming energy sector. After all, MLPs were supposed to earn steady income streams that didn’t depend on the price of oil, natural gas, or coal… Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal explained why MLPs are supposed to be insulated from volatile energy prices. To manage swings in fuel prices, the partnerships have contracts that guarantee them minimum prices for oil and gas. Such contracts, or hedges, will help them weather lower prices in the near term. In the same article, The Wall Street Journal noted that many of those hedges expired in 2015. That’s been a big problem. The price of oil has fallen 48% over the past year. And the price of natural gas has fallen 39%. Many MLPs are now exposed to these weak prices. And it’s starting to show up on their income statements: Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is a pipeline MLP worth $22 billion. The company’s quarterly revenues fell by an average of 43% during the first two quarters of 2015. Last year, the company averaged 13% quarterly revenue growth during the first and second quarters. Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) is a pipeline MLP worth $16 billion. Its quarterly revenues dropped 9% during the first and second quarters of 2015. Last year, the company’s revenues increased 27% on average during the same two quarters. MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) is another pipeline MLP. It’s worth $9 billion. Its quarterly revenues fell by 10% on average during the first two quarters of 2015. Last year, the company’s revenues increased 31% on average during the first two quarter. •  MLPs have crashed with the rest of the energy market… The chart below shows the performance of AMZ over the past year. As you can see, it’s down 36% in just twelve months. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida October 06, 2015 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. 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The “toll takers” of the energy industry have crashed… The Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) lost 22% last quarter. It was the index’s worst quarter ever. AMZ lost an incredible 15% in September alone. AMZ tracks 50 of the biggest master-limited partnerships, or MLPs. Most MLPs act as “toll roads” for the energy sector. Natural gas pipeline companies are a common type of MLP. Unlike natural gas producers that look for natural gas and pull it out of the ground, a pipeline MLP helps move natural gas from one place to another. These companies typically charge a set fee for each cubic foot of gas they transport, regardless of the price of natural gas. MLPs trade on public stock exchanges, but they’re a little different from most stocks. They don’t pay corporate taxes. And they have to distribute nearly all of their income to investors. Because of this unique structure, MLPs generally pay high yields. AMZ currently yields 7.99%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 yields just 2.25%. •  The market for MLPs has exploded in recent years… The number of MLPs jumped from 32 in 2003 to over 100 last year. And between 2008 and 2014, the value of the MLP industry jumped from under $100 billion to over $500 billion. America’s booming energy market helped fuel this explosive growth. Regular readers know that U.S. oil production has more than doubled over the past six years. U.S. natural gas production also jumped 40% between 2004 and 2014. More oil and natural gas production means more oil and natural gas must be processed, transported, and stored…which benefits MLPs. Recommended Links Doug Casey Issues Warning to America From His Secluded 1,235 Acre Farm: “This is a very bad situation. The U.S. is digging itself in deeper and deeper.” Click here to learn more. — A big reason for the selling is that investors are worried MLPs will cut their payouts. So far, that hasn’t happened… Not one midstream MLP cut its distribution from the beginning of 2014 through the second quarter of 2015. In fact, the 25 midstream MLPs tracked by the index actually raised distributions a total of 111 times during that timeframe. • But that doesn’t mean you should buy MLPs… E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report explains why MLPs are dangerous: Many investors blindly buy MLPs for their rich yields without understanding what they’re buying… MLPs are legally required to pay out at least 90% of their profits to investors. After MLPs pay investors, there’s almost no money left to invest back in the business. That means MLPs have only two options when they need money to pay for repairs, maintenance, and upgrades. They can issue new stock, or they can raise money by selling bonds. Neither option is attractive for MLP investors. The bond market doesn’t want to loan MLPs money right now. MLPs that desperately needs cash are going to pay out the nose to get it. The only other choice is to issue more shares…which reduces the value of existing shares. Chart of the Day MLPs pay some of the highest yields in the market… Today’s chart compares AMZ’s yield to other types of investments. As you can see, MLPs pay roughly triple what stocks in the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) yield. MLPs also pay twice as much as real estate investment trusts (REITs) and utilities. However, this doesn’t mean MLPs are a good investment. As we explained earlier, MLPs have several problems including falling revenues and a lack of good financing options. We don’t recommend buying MLPs as a group at today’s prices.last_img read more