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Over 260 arrested for gambling

first_imgOver 260 people were arrested by the police during raids on illegal gambling dens in Odisha’s Ganjam district over the past 24 hours.This hints at the extent of gambling in the region from Dussehra festivities till Kumar Purnima festival on Sunday. According to police sources, since Saturday night, 14 gambling dens were raided in Berhampur police district, 95 people were arrested and over ₹4.24 lakh in cash seized. In Ganjam police district, 32 gambling dens were raided during the same period with the arrest of 166 gamblers and seizure of over ₹4.79 lakh in cash. Ganjam revenue district has two police districts.Over the past one week, the police have been raiding illegal gambling dens in Ganjam district. On October 10 night, the police busted a major illegal gambling den in Berhampur with the seizure of ₹7.68 lakh in cash and arrest of 15 gamblers. Those arrested include two former corporators of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation and a branch manager of a private bank.last_img read more

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Premier League 2019 Sheffield United vs Manchester United Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Telecast, Timings in India, Team News

first_imgThe upcoming Premier League game will see Manchester United meet Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday for the first time in 13 years. Sheffield United, who are currently sitting on the 5th spot, will look for a third successive home win when they face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Sheffield United had defeated Arsenal 1-0 and Burnley 3-0 in their previous home games. Meanwhile, Manchester United, who are placed 6th, will be eyeing back-to-back victories for the first time this Premier League season. The Premier League game will begin at 10PM.The Blades will be without goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who isn’t eligible to play in this fixture as Manchester United is his parent club. Defender John Egan is also doubtful due to injury. For the Red Devils, Bailly, Fosu-Mensah and Dalot have been sidelined, whereas Matic, Shaw and Lindelof are in doubt.Sheffield United Possible Starting Line-up vs Manchester United: Moore; Basham, Jagielka, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, MoussetManchester United Possible Starting Line-up vs Sheffield United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Fred, McTominay; James, Andreas Pereira, Rashford; MartialWhere to watch Premier League 2019-20 Sheffield United vs Manchester United match live in India (TV channels)?Manchester United will lock horns with Sheffield United at 10:00PM on Sunday. The EPL 2019-20 Sheffield United vs Manchester United will be played at Bramall Lane. The Premier League Sheffield United vs Manchester United game live telecast will be on Star Sports Select channels in India.How and where to watch online EPL 2019-20 Sheffield United vs Manchester United match live streaming?Sheffield United vs Manchester United live stream will be available on Hotstar app and hotstar.com website in India for premium users. english premier leagueEnglish Premier League 2019-20EPLEPL 2019-20 First Published: November 24, 2019, 3:33 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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IPL 2016: Murali Vijay likely to replace David Miller as Kings XI Punjab captain

first_imgSkipper David Miller could be the first casualty after Kings XI Punjab’s horror start to their Indian Premier League campaign this year.Miller, has had a torrid time with the bat, scoring a mere 76 off six games, with a best of an unbeaten 30. Besides, KXIP are last on the table, having lost five of their six matches so far. Punjab’s solitary win this season had come against Rising Pune Supergiants at home on April 17.According to the Times of India, Murali Vijay could be appointed captain if Miller is sacked midway through the tournament. KXIP have plenty of catching up to do and maybe the team management thinks it’s best to get rid of Miller while there is still some hope left.Vijay hasn’t exactly set the IPL on fire, but has been reasonably consistent with 143 runs, including 53 in a winning cause against Pune. He, as a Test specialist for India, is well-respected, and is known to have possess sharp cricketing acumen.KXIP’s hands could also have been forced by the IPL rules which stipulate only foreign players in a playing XI for any team. Therefore, Miller’s position looks untenable now.The other three foreigners in the KXIP line-up – Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and pacer Kyle Abbott – are certain to retain their place in the final XI. While Abbott might be replaced by another specialist bowler if he fails to deliver in the team’s next game, Marsh and Maxwell have done their chances no harm with a couple of aggressive knocks.advertisementlast_img read more

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France Stunned By Athlete’s Deaths

first_imgPARIS — Olympic gold medalist Camille Muffat had retired from swimming to focus on her personal life, boxer Alexis Vastine had some unfinished business after two disappointing Olympics, and the beloved sailor Florence Arthaud was a pioneer for women in her sport.The three athletes were among 10 people who died when two helicopters filming a reality show crashed in a remote part of Argentina on March 9.As France awoke to the news, the country’s political leaders and best-known sports figures registered their shock and expressed their condolences on television and social media.The French sports daily L’Equipe’s website carried a picture of Muffat holding her gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics alongside the words, “French Sport in Mourning.”French President Francois Hollande spoke of his “immense sadness,” while the secretary of state for sport, Thierry Braillard, said, “French sport has lost three stars.”“Some had finished their careers and one was dreaming of gold in Rio (in 2016),” Braillard said on BFM television. “I’m profoundly saddened.”The helicopters collided in mid-air in La Rioja province, about 730 miles (1,170 kilometers) northwest of Buenos Aires. Eight of those killed were French, the other two were Argentine. Authorities were at the scene of the crash trying to determine its cause.Called Dropped, the reality show on French channel TF1 consists of dropping two teams of competitors into a hostile environment, and then filming their walk back to civilization.“The world of sport and the Olympic family have lost three of their key members,” IOC President Thomas Bach said, adding that the athletes “were all not only champions in their sport but also contributed greatly as role models.”The Olympic flag will be flown at half-staff for three days at International Olympic Committee headquarters.Michel Platini, the President of European football’s governing body, said “my thoughts are with them on this dark day for French sport, but also with the families of the other seven other victims of this tragic and terrible accident.”France rugby coach Philippe Saint-Andre also offered his support to the families of the 10 victims.Muffat, who was 25, also won a silver medal in the 200 freestyle and a bronze in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the London Games. She retired last year.“She had dedicated a lot of her life to swimming to become Olympic champion, and her objective since her retirement was to make a success of her (personal) life,” her friend and agent Sophie Kamoun said.“She had a lot of projects that made her happy, and this show was one of them. I spoke to her on the phone two days ago and she told me she’d spent a fabulous week, one of the best of her life.”Allison Schmitt, who took the silver behind Muffat in the 400 freestyle by 0.32 seconds tweeted that she was “deeply saddened by the sudden death of Camille Muffat. A great racer and champion. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”Also on Twitter, Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps’ coach said: “Such a tragedy. RIP.”Another French swimmer, two-time Olympic gold medalist Alain Bernard, was also a participant in the show and had been due to fly in another helicopter on March 9.“Obviously he was in tears, traumatized by what he’d seen,” Kamoun said. “He told me he saw some flames and he knew it was dramatic.”Fabrice Pellerin, Muffat’s former coach, spoke with pride and emotion about a recent encounter he had with Muffat.“We spent a good time together, we ate at the restaurant, we shared the same table, we chatted,” he said. “Right now I’m thinking about Camille. She was always the first to wish me ‘Happy Birthday.’ Always smiling. She was a fantastic person.”Vastine will never get the Olympic gold he craved — and one he felt was unjustly denied him.The boxer won a bronze medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing after a controversial loss to Manuel Felix Diaz of the Dominican Republic in the semifinals. Vastine was ahead in the bout, but was docked points by the referee in the final round. He broke down in tears after the defeat.There were tears again at the London Games four years later when Vastine drew on points with Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine in the quarterfinals, but lost on the count-back rule.“It feels like I’ve lost a member of my family. He was my friend, he was like my little brother,” said Dominique Nato, the former Technical Director of the French Boxing Federation. “I had a lot of respect for him, no one will forget him.”Arthaud, who was 57, was a pioneer in sailing. In 1990, she became the first woman to win the famed Route du Rhum race — a trans-Atlantic single-handed yacht race between Brittany and the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe — on her boat Pierre 1er.“She was a fighter,” said French sailor Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, who was second in the Route du Rhum race in 1998. “At the time it was extraordinary because not many women were doing this. She opened the way for others.”French sailor Loick Peyron, winner of the Route du Rhum and the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest circumnavigation of the world, bid Arthaud farewell on Twitter with a simple yet affectionate message: “We’ll miss you Mimine.”Canoeist Tony Estanguet, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, said he felt “devastated” and “so sad for my friends,” while former French sprinter Muriel Hurtis said, “I don’t have words to express the pain I feel, the tears are flowing and won’t stop.”Former France and Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord, ice skating champion Philippe Candeloro and veteran cyclist Jeannie Longo are among the other French athletes who took part in the reality show, but none were involved in the accident.“I am sad for my friends, I’m trembling, I’m horrified, I don’t have words. I can’t say anything,” Wiltord tweeted.(JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni will regret the way he started vs West Indies, says VVS Laxman

first_imgAs the Indian middle-order failed to come to terms with the West Indies bowling during the 2 teams’ encounter at Old Trafford on Thursday, even legendary wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni had to face the criticism for the way he started his innings after he finished with an unbeaten 56 off 61 balls.After Virat Kohli opted to bat first on a flat pitch at Old Trafford, India kept losing wickets at regular intervals with only the captain going on to score a fifty-plus score. While opener KL Rahul scored 48, India’s middle-order combination of Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav could only muster 14 and 7 runs respectively.During the innings-break former India cricketer VVS Laxman came down heavily on Dhoni’s approach saying that his slow starts are something that the wicketkeeper-batsman needs to address quickly.”(Dhoni’s) strike-rate at the start of the innings was close to 45-50 and that is something that put the pressure on his team and his partner. It’s all good if you can finish off the innings in style but at the start if he can show that positive intent especially against a spinner like Fabian Allen who is not going to give you room neither bowl short.”I think some day MS Dhoni will regret the way he started off his innings. It’s an area he requires to address. Even in the last match against Afghanistan, it was difficult for Dhoni to rotate the strike. It’s all good when the fast bowlers are bowling. He didn’t show the positive intent at the start unlike Hardik Pandya,” Laxman told Star Sports.advertisementDhoni had already been under-fire for his laboured 52-ball-28 against Afghanistan. He is currently ranking amongst the players with the worst strike-rates in the ongoing World Cup 2019. Subsequently, Twitterati didn’t waste a moment in reminding us:Of players to have faced 150+ balls in this World Cup, no player has a worse True Run Rate than MS Dhoni. True Run Rate measures difference between a player’s run rate and the average run rate for each over. In this tournament, Dhoni’s True Run Rate is -1.2. #CWC19 #WIvIndThe CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) June 27, 2019The Earth rotates. Fans rotate. Tops rotate. Even washing machines rotate. But Dhoni does not rotateThe Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) June 27, 2019By slowing down the scoring in the vital middle overs, Dhoni puts pressure on other batsmen to play risky shots like the one that got Virat #CWCUP2019Minhaz Merchant (@MinhazMerchant) June 27, 2019Dhoni on crease now .. Get ready for thrilling test match ?? #INDvsWI pic.twitter.com/AZAfZiGTsrDeepu ???? (@PabsMukhi) June 27, 2019Riding on fifties from Virat Kohli and Dhoni, India posted 268/7 in their 50 overs with Pandya also scoring a fluent 46 off 38 balls.Also Read | India vs West Indies World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar trolled after cheap dismissalAlso Read | Virat Kohli 1st Indian captain to score four successive fifties in World Cupslast_img read more

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Barcelona January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Who is new signing Yerry Mina? Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:00 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Barcelona Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up Who is new signing Yerry Mina?Goal’s South American expert Daniel Edwards has described how the man who can’t stop dancing, Yerry Mina, is no slouch on the pitch and an able successor for Javier Mascherano.He writes: “Yerry Mina is as different to the midfielder-turned defender as day is to night, but the Catalans believe he has the talent to bolster their backline for years to come.”Read the full feature right here on Goal! Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Rafinha close to Inter moveRafinha Granada Barcelona La LigaBarcelona midfielder Rafinha is set to join Inter Milan on loan, according to Mundo Deportivo.The Brazilian is reportedly poised to join Inter through the rest of the season, with the Serie A side hoping to secure an option to buy that’s below €20 million.Pique warns Man Utd off UmtitiGerard Pique BarcelonaGerard Pique has warned Manchester rivals United and City that Barcelona expect Samuel Umtiti to remain at the club for “many more years”.The two Premier League heavyweights are reported to have identified the France international defender as top target during the January transfer window.Find out what the ex-Man Utd defender had to say in full right here on Goal!Barcelona confirm Yerry Mina dealYerry Mina PalmeirasBarcelona have announced their second signing of 2018, with defender Yerry Mina joining La Liga’s leaders from Brazilian side Palmeiras for €11.8 million.Mina has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Catalan giants.Read all about Mascherano’s replacement new signing right here on Goal!Barca name price for Inter target DeulofeuGerard Deulofeu BarcelonaBarcelona have told Inter they must pay between €18-20 million for Gerard Deulofeu, reports Sport  The winger has failed to impress since returning to Camp Nou, while the signing of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele’s return threaten to leave him in the cold. He is still highly considered in Serie A, however, and has emerged as a top target for Inter after starring for rivals Milan in 2017.Mascherano move agreedJavier Mascherano BarcelonaWantaway Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano is finally set to leave the Liga giants after the club accepted a bid for the player from CSL outfit Hebei China Fortune, Goal understands.Barca were demanding at least €10 million for the versatile Argentinian, but Hebei China Fortune have agreed a fee of less than €5.77 million.Check out the full story on Goal!Klopp helped Dortmund push up Dembele priceJurgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho LiverpoolJurgen Klopp’s refusal to sell Philippe Coutinho over the summer to Barcelona directly helped former club Dortmund with their own sale, according to Raphael Honigstein on the Totally Football Show . The Liverpool boss reportedly informed Dortmund there was no way he would sell Coutinho, in turn aiding the Germans in their negotiations over Ousmane Dembele.Arsenal target RafinhaRafinha Barcelona 2016-17Arsenal are interested in signing in-demand Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to  Catalunya Radio, via Sport. Rafinha is looking to leave Barca in January in search of regular first-team football, and he is a target for Celta Vigo and Inter Milan.He could be allowed to leave on loan with a view to a €20 million permanent move, with Arsenal one of three clubs interested.Barca still in for GriezmannAntoine Griezmann Atletico MadridSpanish TV programme  El Larguero on Cadena SER (vis AS ) has revealed that Barcelona are still very much in for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.While the signing of Philippe Coutinho put a temporary dampner on hopes of signing the French striker because of FFP, the report states that Barca will match the €100m buyout clause and offer a package to put Griezmann on a pay structure similar to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, the club’s top earners. Arda set for Istanbul Basaksehir Arda Turan BarcelonaBarcelona midfielder Arda Turan’s move to Istanbul Basaksehir is set to be confirmed this week, according to the Turkish club’s coach. The 30-year-old has yet to appear in La Liga this season, and Basaksehir manager Abdullah Avci said that Turan’s move back to his home country will be announced Thursday or Friday. Check out the full story on Goal! Andre Gomes asks to leave BarcaAndre Gomes BarcelonaAndre Gomes has asked Ernesto Valverde to let him leave Barcelona, reports Sport . The report claims that the midfielder doesn’t care if he goes on loan or on a full transfer, but wants out during the winter window. Barca rejected Coutinho loanPhilippe Coutinho LiverpoolBarcelona rejected the idea of loaning Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpool for the remainder of the season, according to the Daily Mail .Liverpool’s owners reportedly did everything in their power to keep the Brazilian at Anfield until the summer, hoping a loan would be reasonable given Coutinho is cup-tied in the Champions League.last_img read more

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‘He’s happy now’ – Pogba backed to rediscover best form

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that Paul Pogba is ‘happy now’ after the France international put in a man of the match performance on Saturday afternoon.The 25-year-old struck twice as United eased to a 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town , with Solskjaer overseeing a second consecutive victory to continue the positive start to his tenure.The win was Solskjaer’s first in the dugout at Old Trafford, with his reign starting with the comprehensive 5-1 dismantlement of Cardiff City in Wales last weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking after the game to BBC Sport, the United legend hinted that the midfielder was more pleased with his playing situation than he had been under Jose Mourinho.”Paul knows he can score more goals and create chances. He had a few assists last week. He’s happy now,” the manager signalled.Solskjaer went on to admit that he is still adjusting to being in charge at Old Trafford.He said: “I’ve not got used to it yet. It’s humbling knowing I’m leading this team out.”Let’s see if I get used to it. I captained a couple of games but this was very different.”They are the best fans in the world. I had such a great relationship with them. It was probably more emotional for my family in my box as I was focussed on the game.”I was surprisingly calm all day. The lads have helped me settle in really quickly.”The former striker also re-emphasised his commitment to recapturing the United philosophy made famous by Sir Alex Ferguson, and suggested that his first two wins were a good way to start.“You need momentum. The next two games will be massive for us. Coming into those games with confidence is great,” he stated.”This is Manchester United. When you score a first, you want a second. When you score a second, you want a third. We wanted a clean sheet.”Every team is built on that foundation. We’ve conceded from two set-pieces so far. We’ll make sure we get a clean sheet soon.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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More Drug Treatment Courts

first_img Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says the Government is looking at expanding its treatment services to offenders with substance-abuse problems, by establishing drug treatment courts in all parishes. Story Highlights Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says the Government is looking at expanding its treatment services to offenders with substance-abuse problems, by establishing drug treatment courts in all parishes.The courts, which are currently operating in five parishes, provide an alternative to incarceration for drug-dependent offenders, where they benefit from treatment and rehabilitation under judicial supervision.The Minister was addressing the opening of a three-day regional workshop on drug treatment courts at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on September 6.Mr. Chuck said an expansion of the programme will require collaboration with the Health Ministry and support from health practitioners in the private sector.“The real challenge is to find more psychiatrists and psychologists making themselves available to participate in this programme. I will be speaking to my colleague Minister of Health to provide some additional resources, so we can use persons in the private sector, so that every parish can have at least one day per month to have a drug treatment court,” he said.Mr. Chuck pointed out that the intention to expand the courts was prompted by a request from the parish court judges, who have recognised that when drug offenders come before them, “it’s not a jail term that they need, they need medical assistance and we are hoping that before long this can in fact be done”.“The drug treatment court is one of the clear lessons how we can achieve change in an atmosphere of compassion and caring, encouraging and rewarding behaviour change while being firm when there are breaches,” he said.The Minister argued that more resources must be diverted to projects such as the drug treatment courts to strengthen the infrastructure for therapeutic jurisprudence as an effective alternative to incarceration.“It is evident that we need more than good policing, successful prosecution and lengthy jail time to heal individuals, families, communities and our countries. The Drug Treatment Programme strikes the right balance between holding individuals accountable and helping them to do better and be better humans,” he said.According to the Organization of American States (OAS), treatment alternatives to incarceration can help break the cycle of criminal behaviour, alcohol and drug use, and imprisonment.In various countries, drug treatment courts have proven to effectively reduce crime, relapse into drug use, the prison population, and they are also cost-effective.In the meantime, State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., welcomed the regional approach to the drug-abuse issue, through the staging of the workshop, noting that it is “yet another step in the right direction” in tackling the problem.“I’m so pleased to see that we are here having these discussions. We need to ensure that we continue to communicate to the country… so people can know where they can go to get assistance, and they can know that the system is contemplating these (alternatives), not just to lock up, but to make the smart decisions for our people,” he said.Hosted by the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Government of Jamaica, the three-day workshop focuses on the expansion of drug treatment courts in the Caribbean.The workshop is also intended to train experts from the health and justice sectors on drug treatment courts as an alternative to incarceration for drug offences for juveniles and adults.It is organised by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), the Court Management Services, and the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), with the support of the CARICOM Secretariat and the Government of Canada.Delegates from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago are in attendance. The Minister argued that more resources must be diverted to projects such as the drug treatment courts to strengthen the infrastructure for therapeutic jurisprudence as an effective alternative to incarceration. The Minister was addressing the opening of a three-day regional workshop on drug treatment courts at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on September 6. last_img read more

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Banks bad loans down 98 to Rs 934 lakh crore in FY19

first_imgNew Delhi: Total bad loans of commercial banks declined by Rs 1.02 lakh crore to Rs 9.34 lakh crore in the 2018-19 fiscal on the back of steps taken by the government, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday. The government has instituted a comprehensive 4R’s strategy for recognition of non-performing assets (NPAs) transparently, resolution and recovery of value from stressed assets, recapitalising of public sector banks (PSBs) and reforms in PSBs so as to reduce their bad loans, Sitharaman said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepAmong others, change in credit culture with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) fundamentally changing the creditor-borrower relationship, taking away control of defaulting companies, debarring wilful defaulters from taking part in resolution process as well as raising funds from markets are the steps that have been employed, the minister said. “Enabled by these steps, as per RBI data on global operations, the NPAs of scheduled commercial banks (SCBs), after reaching a peak of Rs 10,36,187 crore as on March 31, 2018, have declined by Rs 1,02,562 crore to Rs 9,33,625 crore as on March 31, 2019 (provisional data for the fiscal ended March 2019,” Sitharaman said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsDuring 2018-19, the maximum number of frauds, involving Rs 1 lakh and above, were reported by ICICI Bank at 374 followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank (338), HDFC Bank (273), State Bank of India (273), Axis Bank (195) and American Express Banking Corporation (190), the minister said further. “Comprehensive measures have been taken to prevent frauds including directions to banks to examine all NPA accounts above Rs 50 crore from the angle of possible fraud, initiation of criminal proceedings, enactment of Fugitive Economic Offenders Act 2018, creation of Central Fraud Registry, empowering heads of Public Sector Banks to request for issue of Look Out Circular,” she said. Establishment of the National Financial Reporting Authority, straight-through processing between Core Banking System and SWIFT and instituting in PSBs the system of obtaining certified copies of passport of promoters/ directors of companies availing of loans exceeding Rs 50 crore are the other measures. Sitharaman said that the SCBs effected record recovery of Rs 4,01,424 crore over the last four financial years, including record recovery of Rs 1,56,746 crore during 2018-19 ( provisional data for 2018-19, as reported by RBI on July 9, 2019). The minister also informed the Upper House that other steps under the banking reform process such as a board-approved loan policies in public sector banks, use of third party data sources for comprehensive due diligence across data sources have been put in place to check frauds. Strict monitoring in cases of high-value loans, deployment of specialised monitoring agencies for loans above Rs 250 crore and online end-to-end one-time settlements (OTSs) platforms have been set up to ensure timely and better realisation in such settlements have been effected. In reply to a separate question on defaults in loan of Rs 25 crore and more in PSBs, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur said that as on March 31, 2019, there were 1,938 unique borrowers with funded amount outstanding of more than Rs 25 crore who had defaulted on their loans (as per RBI data). However, he said the list of such borrowers cannot be made public as the RBI Act, 1934, prohibits from disclosing credit information. “Section 45E provides that credit information submitted by a bank shall be treated as confidential and not be published or otherwise disclosed,” Thakur said. Meanwhile, private sector lender Federal Bank on Tuesday registered a 46 per cent increase in its net profit at Rs 384.21 crore for first quarter of the current fiscal as bad loans eased. The bank’s net profit in the corresponding three months to June in 2018-19 stood at Rs 262.71 crore.last_img read more

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Study predicts Trans Mountain pipeline buy will add to federal deficit

first_imgCALGARY – A study by a sustainable energy research group predicts the federal government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline will add significantly to the deficit next year.The study by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says the buying the Kinder Morgan Canada assets, plus planning and construction costs, will put $6.5 billion in unplanned spending on the books for the 2018-19 fiscal year.Study authors Tom Sanzillo and Kathy Hipple say that until the Ottawa clarifies how it plans to account for the spending, there’s a risk the purchase could add 36 per cent to the projected $18.1-billion deficit.The federal government agreed to buy the existing pipeline, expansion project and terminals from Kinder Morgan Canada for $4.5 billion after the company threatened to walk away from the Trans Mountain expansion project.The government has said it doesn’t plan to be a long-term owner and is looking for buyers, including Indigenous communities, pension funds and the Alberta government.The Trans Mountain expansion project has faced significant opposition over concerns of oil spills, tanker traffic and increased oilsands production.last_img read more

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Maple Leaf shares fall after most turbulent quarter extreme market conditions

first_imgMaple Leaf Foods Inc. shares fell more than five per cent as the company’s most recent earnings report fell below analyst expectations in a quarter the CEO called “anything but typical” with extreme market conditions.“Our third quarter may best be described as good performance that steadied our results inside markets that were likely the most turbulent that we’ve ever experienced,” said Michael H. McCain in a conference call with analysts Thursday after the company released its results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30.The company earned $26.6 million or 21 cents per diluted share compared with a profit of $37.6 million or 29 cents per diluted share a year ago. Meanwhile, sales totalled $874.8 million, down from $908.4 million.On an adjusted basis, Maple Leaf Foods earned 29 cents per share, down from 39 cents per share a year ago. Analysts on average had expected a profit of 33 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The company’s shares fell $1.73 or 5.31 per cent to $30.85 in late afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.“The unprecedented shock of all globally traded agricultural markets from highly unpredictable global trade instability tied to volatile disputes that you’re all well aware of, and they had a very material short-term impact,” said McCain.Hog prices fell more than 35 per cent within a six-week period, he said, hitting the company’s top and bottom line during the quarter.“I would observe that there is nothing normal or structural in nature about this,” he said.The company’s outlook is long-term rather than quarter-to-quarter, said McCain, reassuring investors with similar time frames that this is just noise. Instead, McCain highlighted the company’s agenda to become the world’s most sustainable protein company, and brand and food renovation, as important to the business.Still, he acknowledged the potential for more quarterly volatility in part thanks to U.S. President Donald Trump’s penchant for prolific tweeting.“When a tweetstorm can have that impact in the third quarter, who’s to say that there isn’t another tweetstorm in the fourth,” McCain said.Companies in this story: (TSX:MFI)last_img read more

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Goalie Chris Froschauer emerging as inspiration in lone year with OSU mens

OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer (32) prepares to kick the ball during a game against Cleveland State on Oct. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerChris Froschauer came into the first Ohio State men’s soccer spring practice prepared to command the defense with his boisterous voice. He kept his composure when his team started the season 1-4-2. His eight straight wins that followed the rough first half of the season proved that his chemistry with the backline is now on point.By the above accounts, one could conclude that Froschauer is a seasoned Buckeye — a veteran that climbed the OSU roster to become a starter his senior year. However, the senior goalie has only been a Buckeye for 16 games.After starting nearly 60 games for the Dayton Flyers men’s soccer team, where he compiled more than 200 saves, Froschauer decided to take a leap of faith about 80 miles east.“I figured if I wanted to take a chance somewhere else and do something, why not do it now,” Froschauer said. “I get to play college soccer one time, so I went for it.”The former three-year starting goalie for the Flyers hit a ceiling in Dayton. A greater challenge with higher rewards awaited him in Columbus, and the Buckeyes had recently lost perhaps the most heralded goalie in program history to graduation: Alex Ivanov.“He’s very loud,” junior forward Christian Soldat said of Froschauer. “He was one of those guys that right away (made) himself known.”The stars were aligned, but Froschauer had a small window for meshing with his new teammates on and off the field.“I think that he felt confident in his ability to come in and help us out, and we were confident in him as well,” senior midfielder Zach Mason said. “I think it was just something where it was a perfect fit.”Froschauer actually became acquainted with Mason the summer following his freshman year of college. Both him and redshirt junior midfielder Alex Ranalli were teammates of Froschauer’s on the Columbus Crew U-20 team.OSU was still foreign territory for him, but his beaming personality made the transition phase pass right by and his initiation into the tightly knit team swift.“If we were a family, I would say he’s our goofy brother; the one that keeps everyone loose, everyone laughing,” Mason said.The loose characterization was important during the Buckeyes’ four-game skid earlier this season. Following a fourth straight loss, a 2-1 defeat to Northwestern, the team became fed up.“After the Northwestern game we all kind of sat down together and decided that we didn’t want to do this anymore,” Froschauer said. “We wanted to turn our season around, which is what we’ve done.”And Froschauer was pivotal in that turnaround. A program-best eight-game winning streak was aided by the senior’s six clean sheets.Even when the team was struggling, Froschauer was still keeping calm. That trait has helped him save 54 goals while only allowing 15 this season. His communication skills have also led to victories fueled by teamwork, as evidenced by his conference-best seven shutouts.The backline was shaky at the beginning of the season, but Froschauer quickly got vocally accustomed to his teammates. His actions were instantly infectious.“He’s very vocal in the games and in practice, and he’s just a goofy kid,” Soldat said. “He’s always a happy guy, he’s always loud and he wants to be in the conversation.”The continually growing relationship between Froschauer and the defense is peaking at just the right time. The Big Ten tournament is set to commence in two weekends, and the Buckeyes will be fighting back for the No. 1 seed after losing the spot to Rutgers in their previous game.“We’ve definitely come to understand each other better; what my tendencies are, what their tendencies are,” Froschauer said.The four-year starter has been the perfect source for the team to gather momentum. Opponents are taking fewer shots on goal thanks to a firmer defense, and Froschauer is putting the offense in position to give the Buckeyes a victory in almost every outing.When questioned about his goalie’s greatest quality, Mason snapped back quickly: “His confidence.” It also happens to be spreading team-wide.“It really is contagious in the team,” Mason said. “I think if you have a confident goalkeeper that helps the defense be confident, midfields and all the way up to the forwards.”Froschauer is definitely making the most out of his bold decision to finish off his collegiate soccer career at OSU. His teammates have been channeling his positive attitude and will to win, and it is resulting in a climb up the standings.“He’s the voice from the back,” Mason said.Froschauer’s poise instills faith in his teammates. He has only known them for eight months. read more

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Square Enix trademarks Final Fantasy Type0

first_imgSquare Enix has registered a new Final Fantasy name in Europe, and it looks as though it may be a brand new game rather than for a re-make.The name is Final Fantasy Type-0. The reason we think this could be a new entry in the long-running RPG series is because Square Enix have created a logo too. If it was a re-make then there would be no need.Beyond a name and a logo we don’t know anything about the game it is attached to. Siliconera point out there’s a Square Enix production meeting next month when we could find out more.If I had to guess then I’d say it could be a brand new game for the 3DS. That would surely get fans in a tizzy, especially if development has been underway for some time and we see it released during 2011. The one strange thing here is the trademark registration in Europe rather than Japan.Any one have any good guesses as to what we should expect?Read more at Siliconeralast_img read more

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Imagine the trauma fear and confusion 55 surge in child homelessness

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3242368 ‘Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion’: 55% surge in child homelessness Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures By Garreth MacNamee Image: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland! 8,552 Views A homeless woman with a child begging on Nassau Street, THERE HAS BEEN a 55% increase in the number of children who are registered as being homeless in Ireland.Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by figures which show that in December 2015, there was a total of 1,616 children homeless in the State. That figure has now risen to 2,505The figures also show that there was a 28% rise in adult homelessness nationwide, meaning that child homelessness is increasing at double this rate.Barnardos CEO, Fergus Finlay, said that every day, the charity sees families across the country coping with homelessness, difficulties accessing private rented accommodation and the inability to secure social housing.He said these challenges in the housing crisis are not stopping and that Barnardos knows that parents are struggling to cope with stress, uncertainty and feelings of inadequacy.“Their children are overwhelmed with how their lives have changed and they are fearful of what their future contains. Upon becoming homeless, imagine the trauma, fear and confusion felt by children. Imagine packing your bag and going with your family to present to the authorities as homeless,” Finlay added.Late last month, it emerged that the number of people homeless in Ireland has passed the 7,000 mark for the first time.The latest official figures show that 7,148 people (including over 2,500 children) were in emergency accommodation in the week before Christmas 2016, and increase of 36% year-on-year, and a massive 91% hike on the figures seen two years ago.A number of homeless charities have this morning called for urgent action from the government in relation to the crisis.Read: Second woman arrested in Malaysia over North Korea assassination >Read: Ireland’s corporate watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage > Feb 16th 2017, 8:42 AM center_img A homeless woman with a child begging on Nassau Street, Image: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland! Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 8:42 AM Short URL 86 Comments Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Final 518 WWE RAW rating number is up from last week

first_img Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 The 5/18 WWE RAW drew a final 2.87 cable rating with an average audience of 3.99 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 4.00 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.00 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.96 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew a 2.67 rating with 3.69 million viewers.RAW came in at No. 2 for the night on cable drawing a 1.3 among adults 18-49.Source: Prowrestling.net, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+ Videos Articles WWE Network to stream documentary about lost match between Bret Hart and Tom Magee Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Facebook Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE cancels this Monday’s scheduled Smackdown Live event in Lowell, MA Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Resorts World Sentosa wins SG10 million court case against high roller

first_imgSingapore’s high court has ruled in favor of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in a case against a Malaysian businessman who was trying to void SG$5.9 million in outstanding debt.Lee Fook Kheun had argued that a series of credit deals he signed with RWS over the course of three days in 2010 were invalid because the operator had failed to comply with Casino Control Regulations due to him being intoxicated. Load More Lee borrowed SG$10 million in total and had already paid back more than SG$4 million after signing a settlement agreement in 2015 before halting payments.According to local media, the High Court didn’t buy Lee’s arguments, stating in its judgement that, “Mr Lee has not proved on the balance of probabilities that he was so intoxicated that he failed to understand the nature and effect of the credit agreements.“Even if this were not so, he has not rescinded the agreements; indeed his delay and conduct have affirmed them.”Lee, a director in various construction companies, has been ordered to pay the remainder of the debt with RWS lawyers citing inconsistencies in his evidence as being key to the finding. RelatedPosts Melco to raise US$600 million via senior notes offering Singapore Betting Taxes fall 0.9% to SG$2.7 billion in FY2018/19 High VIP win rate keeps Genting Singapore’s 2Q19 results respectable despite 5% profit falllast_img read more

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BtoB Magazine Revenues Plummet 131 Percent in Fourth Quarter

first_img20060.68 2008-9.63 2007-3.35 YEAR%CHNG 2003-3.21 20041.44 Just five of the 22 ad categories tracked by BIN showed growth in 2008: agriculture; transportation and logistics; architecture, design and lighting; aviation, aerospace and military and professional services. The automotive category, not surprisingly, pulled back the most in terms of b-to-b marketing spending, declining 18.2 percent.”While b-to-b magazines have experienced a 7.3 percent decline, other b-to-b media platforms have declined less or showed growth,” ABM president Gordon Hughes said in a statement. “For the long term, we believe that b-to-b media will continue to serve the needs of the marketing community with superior products and services, and will grow accordingly.”B-to-B Ad Page Growth/Decline  Advertising revenue for b-to-b magazines plunged 13.1 percent during the fourth quarter of 2008, leading to an overall slide of 7.3 percent, according to numbers released by American Business Media’s Business Information Network.Advertising pages fell 9.6 percent for the year—the sharpest decline since 2002, when pages slid 15 percent.Revenues fell 5.3 percent in the first quarter, 6 percent in the second quarter, 5.9 percent in the third quarter.  The economic recession accelerated in the fourth quarter, causing the steep decline, ABM said.The results mirror those for consumer magazines, which saw ad pages drop 11.7 percent in 2008 and more than 17 percent in the fourth quarter. 20053.90 2002-15.00 20003.78 2001-19.69 SOURCE: BINlast_img read more

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Auto Expo 2014 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Becomes Official Price and Availability Details

first_imgThe wait is over. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker, finally pulled the wraps off its much-awaited hatchback Celerio at the Auto Expo 2014 in Noida.Celerio, the small car offering from India’s most trusted car band, has been in the news for quite some time. The company had managed to position the car in the minds of auto aficionados well before the launch. With the launch of the hatchback, Maruti aims to further expand its base in the country.The new Celerio will be offered in six variants in the country – two with automatic transmission and four with manual transmission. Both versions are expected to give a fuel efficiency of 23.1 kilometers.Features and price detailsWith a wheelbase of 2425mm, Maruti Celerio measures 3600mm in length and 1600mm in width and packs stylish exterior and interior features, to entice small car lovers in the country. The LXi and VXi trim of the car will come with AMT EZ Drive system, and these models are priced around ₹4.29 lakh to ₹4.59 lakh.While the Lxi variant of the car will house features like power steering, air conditioning and heater, the Vxi offers power windows and manually adjustable ORVMs, in addition to the features offered in Lxi. Meanwhile, the top variant Zxi comes loaded with a slew of features like fog lamps, height-adjustable driver seat, anti-lock braking system, electrically adjustable ORVMs and ABS. The Celerio will be available in the market in seven paint jobs.Under the hood, Celerio packs a 998cc, 3-cylinder, K10B engine, which can churn out a power of 67 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 9.1 kgm at 3,500 rpm. The company has already opened bookings for the new Celerio. According to reports, the car will be available for purchase from May.In the case of pricing, Maruti has done an exemplary job by placing Celerio automatic at the lower side, when compared to other hatchback models in the country.Maruti Celerio LXi Manual Transmission – ₹3.90 lakhMaruti Celerio VXi Manual Transmission –  ₹4.20 lakhMaruti Celerio ZXi Manual Transmission –  ₹4.50 lakhMaruti Celerio ZXi (optional) Manual Transmission –  ₹4.96 lakhMaruti Celerio LXi Auto Manual Transmission –  ₹4.29 lakhMaruti Celerio VXi Auto Manual Transmission –  ₹4.59 lakhlast_img read more

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