Here’s what Alia Bhatt thinks about Anushka Sharma’s beau Virat Kohli

first_imgThe belle with the most, the very charming Alia Bhatt is undoubtedly on a climb. All grown up, this star child is in for some major fashion revamp. Fun, fearless, and confident, she experiments with deep and sultry hues. She is a mama’s girl and dreams of working together with her someday. Breaking away from her ‘every teenage girl’s idol’ persona, her aura in Bollywood is fast changing winds and shifting sands. Her upcoming movie, Shaandaar, described as India’s first destination wedding film is expected soon this year, in which she is sharing screen space with Shahid Kapoor for the first time. Besides the novel pairing, the film also has many other firsts. Here, Harper’s Bazaar Bride reveals the things, the personalities, and the icons she’s in love with.Trench dress, Burberry; All jewellery, Anmol Jewellers; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Shoes, Gucci; Watch, Omega. Picture courtesy: Harper’s Bazaar Bride/Prasad Naik Who according to you is the man with the best style? Amitabh Bachchan. He is the personification of timeless style. A French beard, Gatsby glasses, and suave suits–he is a complete fashion icon. Classy and fabulous always, both on and off screen, he tops the chart of the most stylish men in the country. His bravura and grace leaves everyone smitten.Also read: Alia Bhatt’s single earring is on trend. Try it this way Who do you think has the best smile in tinsel town? Salman Khan is one dapper man and there’s no denying that. Be it the superstar’s brooding look or dazzling smile, Salman manages to steal the spotlight always.advertisementWho is the best looking Indian sportsman?Is that even a question? Virat Kohli! With his bat speaking volumes of his ability, this 24-year-old, 5’9” outstanding performer has outnumbered a lot of rivals with his looks. The bad boy charm has cast a spell on the womenfolk, and he certainly features in the list of the top 10 most handsome cricketers.Who has the best hair?Hrithik Roshan is the most experimental with his hair. He sports a funky look with different styles ranging from longish to wavy, every single time we get to see him. What makes him different from the rest is that he never goes wrong!Gown, Jenny Packham; All jewellery, Nirav Modi; Bag, Bulgari; Shoes, Christian Louboutin. Picture courtesy: Harper’s Bazaar Bride/Prasad Naik Best musician to date?Hmmmm, Justin Bieber ;)If you were a male actor, across time, who would you be?Rajesh Khanna.Favourite fictitious character–hottest or most inspiring man?Tyrion Lannister from the Game of Thrones.All-time favourite male villain?The Joker.Gown, Oscar de la Renta; Bag, Dior. Picture courtesy: Harper’s Bazaar Bride/Prasad Naik One person you would love the chance to dance with, or the best dancer in the world?My best friend, and favourite person, Ayan.Bag to love? A happy Edie Parker bag gifted by Karan Johar.Also read: Katrina Kaif is hot, yet different, says Alia Bhatt Favourite shoe brand? Comfortable shoes.Favourite fragrance?Men’s perfumes only! At the moment, Black Orchid by Tom Ford.Favourite piece of jewellery?Big rings.Dress, Gucci; Bag, Roberto Cavalli; All jewellery, Anmol Jewellers; Shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo. Picture courtesy: Harper’s Bazaar Bride/Prasad Naik This article originally appeared in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar Bride, out on stands now.last_img read more

Gurpreet makes Indian football history, plays in Europa League

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 1 (PTI) Gurpreet Singh Sandhus ground-breaking journey through uncharted territory reached the most important milestone as he became the first Indian footballer to play for the first team in the top-flight Europa League. Standing at a towering 6 feet and four inches, the Indian national team goalkeeper started for Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabaek FC in an Europa League qualifier against Welsh side Connahs Quay Nomads FC in an away match in Rhyl, Wales yesterday evening. The Europa League is a rung below the UEFA Champions League. His night was, however, cut short by a hand injury that prompted a change after 28 minutes of play and brought into action Sayouba Mande, the teams first choice custodian till this match. “I am proud but also disappointed that it had to end due to an injury. But then again they are part and parcel of the game and we cant do anything about them,” the 24-year-old Gurpreet told PTI before leaving for Norway. The Indian, who has already started his recovery session in the gymnasium, is all but ruled out of the second leg. He added: “I will have an x-ray taken in some time and we will see. But I am more or less ruled out of the second leg game. I am still looking forward to the future matches and there will be few play-offs.” While he has slowly walked his way into the starting XI at the expense of the more experienced custodian from Ivory Coast, Sandhu has been the number one goalkeeper in the Indian team since Stephen Constantine took over in 2015, with the English coach preferring him over veteran Subrata Paul. Sandhu, who signed for Stabaek in 2014, made headlines in May when he became the first Indian to start in the first team in a top-division league of Europe. In that match against IK Start in the Norwegian Tippeligaen, he kept a clean sheet in a 5-0 away victory. Gurpreet is now the only Indian to play for the first team in a top-division league of Europe. Mohammed Salim, former captain Bhaichung Bhutia and current national skipper Sunil Chhetri have all played abroad, but they were never able to break into the first team. Bengal footballer Salim played for Scottish top-tier side Celtic FC in 1936, but he did not feature in the premier division. Bhutia played for English third division side Bury FC in 1999-2000 and current national skipper Chhetri played for the B team of Sporting Lisbon in 2012. Sandhu, who is from Mohali in Punjab, has gone one step ahead. PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan faces ED notice over foreign exchange violation during IPL

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate has issued a notice to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in foreign exchange violation case during IPL. The “personal call notice” was issued to SRK on August 23 under FEMA.Khan needs to remain present personally before the adjudicating authority of ED for the final hearing which will decide the penalty charges against SRK in IPL case.The case against the Shah Rukh Khan, who co-owns IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), is an old one. He has been summoned twice earlier and his statement recorded.Now the adjudicating authority of the agency will decide on the penalty to be charged against SRK.The Enforcement Directorate has alleged a loss of Rs 73.6 crore in foreign exchange.The notice was issued for alleged contravention of the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or issue of Security by a Person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2000.After completing the entire probe, in March 2017, the ED had issued a showcause notice to SRK, Gauri Khan and Juhi Chawla for violating FEMA guidelines. Surprisingly, Juhi has not been called on August 23, but she would be called in the next round.”The next step after issuing showcause notice (SCN) is adjudication i.e. deciding the action plan on penalty. SRK with his chartered accountant or legal counsel have to remain present before the adjudicating authority headed by the special director of ED. On that day, either SRK would admit the FEMA violations charged against his franchisee or he would not. In both the situations, the authority would listen to SRK and later, decide its action plan,” an ED official told IndiaToday.in.advertisementIn the year 2008, Red Chilies Enterprises Pvt. Ltd (RCEPL) formed a special purpose vehicle namely Knight Riders Sports Ltd (KRSPL) for the purpose of acquiring IPL franchise rights of the cricket team named Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).RCEPL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Red Chilies International Ltd, Bermuda, is the company owned by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan. As per ED’s investigation, it was found that the entire shareholding of KKR was with Red Chilies and Gauri Khan.After the success of IPL, about 2 crore additional shares were issued by KRSPL out of which 50 lakh shares were issued to The Sea Island Investment Ltd (TSIIL), Mauritius, (owned by Juhi’s husband Jay Mehta) and 40 lakhs shares were issued to Juhi.These shares were allotted at a par value of Rs 10, whereas, the actual value of these shares was much higher. Juhi Chawla, subsequently, sold her 40 lakhs shares to TSIIL, Mauritius at the par value of Rs 10.Thus, foreign based company TSIIL was issued 90 lakhs shares at par value, while the actual cost of share at the time of issue or sale was ranging between Rs 86-99 per share.It was found that the actor had undervalued his shares and violated forex rules of worth 70-80 crores, for which “action was expected against all stakeholders,” ED said.SRK WAS QUESTIONED TWICEThree years back, Chokshi & Chokshi was appointed by the agency to audit the value of the equity shares of certain IPL franchises to arrive at the correct valuation of the shares sold.Earlier, SRK was questioned twice by the investigative agency in connection with the ongoing investigation into irregularities in the IPL. In year 2011 and 2015, the actor was interrogated on the KRSPL deal.ED recorded Khan’s statement to know if there were any due diligence conducted on SIIL before the allotment of shares to them on March 7, 2009.It also probed why KRSPL allotted 50 lakh shares to Sea Island Investments at a value which appears to be understated the basis of fair valuation of shares as per guidelines CCI.Since the beginning, Khan’s company KRSPL had been contesting with ED probe and audit findings by claiming that they computed the share issuance under net asset value method (NAV) prescribed under FEMA, 1999.The valuation report submitted by KRSPL to ED said, “The company (KKR) is recently incorporated and there is no certainty about the profitability of the company. Hence we believe that market value method known as Profit Earning Capacity Value (PECV) method is not suitable for valuation of the shares of the company.”According to Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), the price of shares issued to persons residing outside India should not be lower than the price worked out under the guidelines set by the stock market regulator SEBI, in case of a listed company or on the basis of fair valuation of shares by a chartered accountant as per guidelines of the erstwhile Controller of Capital Issues (CCI).advertisementAlso read:Enforcement Directorate sends notice to Kolkata Knight Riders’ ownerslast_img read more

IPL 2019 can’t have a better final than Mumbai and Chennai: Bravo tells Harbhajan

first_imgChennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Friday to book their spot in the 2019 Indian Premier League final.CSK will face Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Sunday for their record eighth IPL final, as both teams will be gunning for a record fourth title.The two teams have met each other thrice in summit clashes of the tournament earlier with MI finishing on the winning side twice while the Chennai outfit came out triumphant once. While CSK won the final battle in 2010, MI finished on the victorious side in 2013 and 2015.After the win on Friday, two men who have played for both CSK and MI – all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh – got chatting.’Here we come, @mipaltan’: Bhajji & BravoThere’s no love lost between @harbhajan_singh, @DJBravo47 and their former franchise, who go on to discuss the big final after @ChennaiIPL’s win in Q2. Don’t miss the dance By @28anand. #CSKvDCFull video – https://t.co/ZgndRTbLxK pic.twitter.com/AQs6wA5d1AIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 11, 2019Harbhajan started the interaction by asking how Bravo took the catch of Rishabh Pant, which turned out to be the turning point of the game.”Well it is good that I can move around at this age. Obviously, a lot of people think at this age that we can’t move. It was a crucial moment in the game. Rishabh Pant, one of the most dangerous players in the IPL, so it was good to get him out at that point,” Bravo told iplt20.com.advertisement”I was a bit off the boundary and the ball was rising,” Bravo added, to which Harbhajan responded, “Glad you were fielding there and not me.”Harbhajan, who has played a majority of his career for MI, and Bravo, who likewise has played a lot of his career for CSK, were together at Mumbai Indians between 2008 and 2010 and have been in the yellow of Chennai Super Kings from 2018.”We are playing Mumbai Indians, one of the first franchises we played together. What are your thoughts on that?,” Harbhajan asked Bravo.”I think we are the two best teams in the tournament and we deserve to be in the final. I personally was looking forward to the clash. Obviously, both teams played very well throughout the season. I don’t there can be a better final than Mumbai and Chennai,” Bravo said.Bravo then decided to turn the tables on Bhajji and asked him “How was your bowling today?””I was very happy with the way I bowled. I would like to share with all of you that when I started bowling ion the nets in Chennai, Bravo told me that you bowling too slow. He just told me to push a little more, and that was the right kind of advice. Obviously, you play a lot of cricket and I didn’t play throughout the year… so thank you for the advise, it really helped me,” Harbhajan, who on Friday became only the 4th bowler in IPL history to take 150 wickets, said.Also Read | Chennai Super Kings crush Delhi Capitals, storm into 8th IPL finalAlso Read | Chennai Super Kings in IPL: 8 finals in 10 seasonslast_img read more

How Kedar Jadhav and Imran Tahir celebrated their birthdays with Chennai Super Kings. Watch

first_imgHow Kedar Jadhav and Imran Tahir celebrated their birthdays with Chennai Super Kings. WatchKedar Jadhav and Imran Tahir’s birthday celebrations with Chennai Super Kings were of contrasting fashion. Watch the team in full celebration mode.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 15:24 IST Kedar Jadhav was bathed in cake on his birthday by his CSK teammates. (@ChennaiIPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKedar Jadhav wildly celebrated his birthday after CSK’s win over Delhi CapitalsImran Tahir’s birthday celebration was a sober oneChennai Super Kings next play Rajasthan Royals at homeKedar Jadhav and Imran Tahir celebrated their birthday with their Chennai Super Kings family in contrasting fashion after CSK registered a big win over Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday. While Jadhav’s celebration happened on the eve of the win, Tahir celebrated his on Wednesday.While both the birthday celebrations had the basic cake-cutting ceremony, what followed after Jadhav and Tahir cut the cake was in complete contrast.Jadhav celebrated his birthday shirtless. He sang and laughed a bit with his CSK teammates before cutting and eventually bathing in it.After Jadhav cut the cake and fed it to a couple of people, his CSK teammates started applying the cake all over his face and body. Dhoni was even seen poking a bit of fun at Jadhav.When you become Mudhalvan Arjun but only due to all the #Yellove! Super scenes from Kedar’s big day! Special cameo mention: @DJBravo47! #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/ZabqerYjcUChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 27, 2019Thereafter, Jadhav, in that cake-filled state, took pictures with Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina.In complete contrast, Tahir’s birthday celebration was a lot more sober and low key.Tahir calmly cut the cake after which Deepak Chahar went forward and took a piece of cake to feed him and applied just a little cream on his cheeks.For a change, #ParasakthiExpress didn’t run and the Lions did the honours very delicately! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/Kif8d9SK7HChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 27, 2019Bravo and the other teammates also then came forward and shared the cake with Tahir.advertisementChennai Super Kings, who have so far won both their IPL 2019 matches, will next take on Rajasthan Royals at home on March 31.Also Read | Fans breach security to meet MS Dhoni at Feroz Shah KotlaAlso Read | Great to be able to reconnect with Chennai guys again: Shane WatsonAlso Read | CSK are not 60 year-olds, we are all 32-35, says Dwayne BravoAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s strategic skills unmatched, says Suresh RainaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Kedar JadhavFollow Imran TahirFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

Aage Hempel Wins Equipment Order for Ten PSVs

first_imgAage Hempel, April 10, 2014 The PSVs are for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The first vessel is to be delivered early 2015, whilst the delivery of the other 9 vessels is equally spread over almost 1,5 years, with the last PSV to be handed over at the end of 2016.The complete production of the 10 vessels will be split between the two shipyard locations of De Hoop, Lobith and Foxhol. The vessels will operate in the offshore oil and gas fields of the United Arab Emirates, under the operating company ESNAAD, which is a member of the ADNOC Group.These ships, having main dimensions of 65 x 15.8 metres (L x B). The vessels will meet the imposing operational and environmental requirements for working in the Arabian Gulf.Although this series of vessels are primarily designed for offshore supply purposes, they can also serve as a basis for a wide array of other offshore support services, such as stand-by services and fire fighting. zoom Aage Hempel will deliver navigation and communication equipment for ten Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) included Integrated Bridge System from Kelvin Hughes with Shipyard De Hoop in Lobith. My locationcenter_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Globe and Mail tops with 10 wins at annual National Newspaper Awards

first_imgTORONTO — The Globe and Mail won a leading 10 awards at the National Newspaper Awards on Friday, while coverage of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash tragedy earned top honours for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and The Canadian Press.Kevin Mitchell of the StarPhoenix was named journalist of the year, and also won in the sports category, for his coverage of the aftermath of the crash that killed 16 members of the Broncos organization.The Canadian Press won top honours in breaking news for its team coverage of the crash.The StarPhoenix also won news photo for Kayle Neis’s shot of hockey sticks planted in a snowbank in honour of the Broncos.The Canadian Press also won in the sports photo category for an Andrew Vaughan shot of a mixed martial arts fighter after a brutal match – it was Vaughan’s third career NNA.Seven other organizations each won one award: La Presse, Le Devoir, National Post/Calgary Herald, St. Catharines Standard, Toronto Star, Waterloo Region Record and Winnipeg Free Press.The winners were announced at a gala dinner in Toronto.Here are the winners, as released by the National Newspaper Awards:Arts and Entertainment: Chris Hannay and Daniel Leblanc, Globe and Mail, for investigating the National Gallery of Canada’s botched attempt to sell a major piece of art by Marc Chagall in order to free up money to buy another artwork.E. Cora Hind Award for Beat Reporting: Zosia Bielski, Globe and Mail, for coverage of gender and sexuality.Breaking News: The Canadian Press, for team coverage of the truck-bus collision that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos organization.Business: Jeff Lewis, Jeffrey Jones, Renata D’Aliesio and Chen Wang, Globe and Mail, for digging deeply into the flourishing trade of aging wells, in which major companies routinely offload energy assets burdened with hefty cleanup costs onto smaller players with scant ability to pay the environmental bill.Columns: Niigaan Sinclair, Winnipeg Free Press.Editorial Cartooning: Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.Claude Ryan Award for Editorials: François Cardinal, La Presse.Explanatory Work: Carolyn Abraham, Globe and Mail, for “Cracks in the Code,” which explored how science’s ability to “read” DNA has far outpaced its capacity to understand it.Feature Photo: Chris Donovan, Globe and Mail, for a photo of a woman saying farewell to a friend just before her medically assisted death.Norman Webster Award for International Reporting: Daniel Dale, Toronto Star, for his exhaustive coverage of the deceptions and lies of U.S. President Donald Trump.George Brown Award for Investigations: Grant LaFleche, St. Catharines Standard, for a year-long investigation that uncovered a political conspiracy to manipulate the hiring of Niagara Region’s top bureaucrat and a secret contract worth more than a million dollars.Local Reporting: Greg Mercer, Waterloo Region Record, for a detailed probe into the serious health problems that afflicted workers from the region’s once-booming rubber industry, and the apparent reluctance of workplace safety officials to accept their compensation claims.William Southam Award for Long Feature: Grant Robertson, Globe and Mail, for a feature about an experiment in which three lab monkeys were quietly moved to a sanctuary to retire, instead of facing the death sentence that awaits most animals used in medical research.News Photo: Kayle Neis, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, for a photo of hockey sticks stuck in a snowbank as a memorial to members of the Humboldt Broncos who had been killed in a bus-truck collision.Photo Essay: Renaud Philippe, Globe and Mail, for pictures documenting the plight of the Rohingya and their escape from genocide in Myanmar.John Wesley Dafoe Award for Politics: Robert Fife, Steven Chase, Sean Silcoff and Christine Dobby, Globe and Mail, for looking into how Huawei fits in with Beijing’s global ambitions, and just how far Canada was willing to go to accommodate the technology juggernaut’s quest for expansion.Presentation: Laura Blenkinsop and Christopher Manza, Globe and Mail, for their work showcasing a Brazilian road trip, a major investigation and a true crime saga.Project of the Year: Zane Schwartz, National Post/Calgary Herald, for “Follow the Money,” an 18-month project that gathered and analyzed more than five million records across Canada to create the first central, searchable database of political donations in every province and territory.Bob Levin Award for Short Feature: Patrick White, Globe and Mail, for a story about a humble, rural attraction – a simple sunflower patch – that had been ruined by a social media mob.Sports: Kevin Mitchell, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, for deep coverage, spanning a period of months, on the Humboldt Broncos bus-truck crash and its aftermath. (Mitchell was also named Journalist of the Year.)Sports Photo: Andrew Vaughan, The Canadian Press, for a photo of a downed fighter that captures the brutality of mixed martial arts.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Renata Ford widow of Rob Ford to run for Berniers Peoples party

first_imgToronto voters will have a chance this fall to vote for yet another Ford.Renata Ford — the widow of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, sister-in-law to Ontario’s premier, daughter-in-law to a former Ontario MPP and aunt to a Toronto city councillor — is running for Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada in the 2019 federal election.She was introduced today as one of 39 candidates the party will put forward to voters in the Greater Toronto Area in the fall campaign.She will run in the riding of Etobicoke North, trying to unseat incumbent Kirsty Duncan, the federal science and sport minister, whose Liberals have held the riding for all but four years since 1980.And she will attempt to do so for a start-up party that is trying to offer itself as a more genuinely conservative alternative to the federal Conservatives.Doug Ford’s office says the Ontario premier — whom Renata Ford is suing over family finances — wishes everyone luck in the upcoming federal election.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Different worlds inside and outside Toronto mining conference

first_imgAPTN National NewsAbout 100 people rallied outside the world’s largest mining conference taking place in downtown Toronto Tuesday.First Nation people are becoming more involved in the convention that brings together some 30,000 miners.However, outside it was a different story.APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story.last_img

Walgreens starts fiscal 2019 better than analysts expected

first_imgWalgreens Boots Alliance topped Wall Street forecasts for its fiscal first quarter, helped partially by a sales boost provided by stores acquired from smaller rival Rite Aid.The company also said Thursday that it started a cost-management program that aims to achieve at least $1 billion in annual cost savings in a few years.Revenue for the drugstore chain jumped about 10 per cent to $33.8 billion in the period that ended Nov. 30, with the Rite Aid stores accounting for much of that growth in the global company’s U.S. division. Walgreens spent more than $4 billion to acquire nearly 2,000 stores from Rite Aid in a deal it closed last year.Walgreens said Thursday that it saw its profit jump 37 per cent to $1.12 billion in this year’s first quarter. Earnings adjusted for one-time gains and costs totalled $1.46 per share.Analysts expected, on average, earnings of $1.43 per share on $33.58 billion in revenue, according to Zacks Investment Research.Company executives said that as part of the cost-management program, it has already restructured its retail businesses in Chile and Mexico to address low margins there. It is also taking steps to improve profitability in its pharmaceutical wholesale business.The company indicated the program will lead to shutting some stores and warehouses. It did detail potential job losses but Chief Financial Officer James Kehoe said in a conference call that “typically, out of $1 billion, at least 70 per cent comes from non-people cost.”Walgreens runs more than 18,500 stores in 11 countries and, along with CVS Health Corp., is one of the two biggest chains in the U.S. drugstore market. Sales for the company’s U.S. retail pharmacy division jumped more than 14 per cent in the quarter, while international sales fell nearly 6 per cent to $2.9 billion.Walgreens announced late Wednesday a collaboration with Alphabet company Verily that will aim to improve the health of customers with chronic conditions, especially those with diabetes. Walgreens and Verily said they will start by focusing on ways to help people stay on their medications.Drugstore chains are getting more active in trying to manage customer health as they face retail sales pressure from competitors like the online giant Amazon.com. Plus health care companies in general are focusing more on monitoring and improving patient health. Insurers are paying for that more frequently as they move away from a system that simply reimburses care providers for each service performed.Critics say the old approach leads to overuse of care and doesn’t push anyone to help improve the patient’s overall health and ultimately cut costs.Shares of Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. fell 5 per cent, or $3.68, to close Thursday at $69.61, as broader indexes slumped. Walgreens joined the Dow Jones industrial average earlier this year, and its stock price is down 4 per cent since the beginning of the year._____Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on WBA at https://www.zacks.com/ap/WBATom Murphy, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Nonfilers of GST returns for 2 months to be barred from generating

first_imgNew Delhi: Non-filers of GST returns for two straight months will be barred from generating e-way bills for transporting goods effective June 21, the finance ministry said. Businesses under GST composition scheme, however, will be barred from generating e-way bill if they fail to file tax returns for two consecutive filing periods, which is six months. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified June 21, 2019, as the day from which any “consignor, consignee, transporter, e-commerce operator or courier agency” would be barred from generating electronic way or e-way bill for failure to file tax returns for the stipulated time period as mentioned in the GST rules. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details As per rules, a composition scheme taxpayer who has not furnished the returns for two consecutive tax periods and a regular taxpayer who has not filed returns for a consecutive period of two months would be restricted from generating e-way bill. In the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, businesses have to file monthly tax returns by the 20th day of the subsequent month. However, businesses opting for composition scheme have to file quarterly returns by the 18th day of the subsequent month following the end of a quarter. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has put in place the IT system so that businesses which have not filed tax returns for the stipulated period would be barred from generating e-way bills. The move, officials believe, would help check GST evasion. During April-December, there were 3,626 cases of GST evasion/violations, involving Rs 15,278 crore. Touted as an anti-evasion measure, e-way bill system was rolled out on April 1, 2018, for moving goods worth over Rs 50,000 from one state to another. The same for intra or within the state movement was rolled out in a phased manner from April 15. Transporters of goods worth over Rs 50,000 would be required to present e-way bill during transit to a GST inspector, if asked. With almost two years into GST implementation, the government is now focussing on anti-evasion measures to shore up revenue and increase compliance. AMRG & Associates Partner Rajat Mohan said with this suppliers, transporters and e-commerce operators would be forced not to sell or transport goods to non-filers. “E-commerce, logistics, FMCG companies, and businesses working on the franchise model, would have to immediately develop and implement an automated workflow whereby defaulting business partners are moved out from the supply chain on real-time basis,” Mohan said.last_img read more

CBC hires former Corus exec Barbara Williams as Englishlanguage boss

TORONTO — The CBC is turning to former Corus executive Barbara Williams to lead its English-language TV, radio, and online services.CBC/Radio-Canada president Catherine Tait says Williams takes the reins as executive vice-president on May 1.The industry veteran assumes the role following the resignation of CBC executive Heather Conway, who announced last November that she was stepping down after five years.In October, Williams announced her retirement from Corus, where she was executive vice-president and chief operating officer.In that role, she oversaw content on Global Television and specialty channels including History, HGTV Canada and Food Network Canada, as well as digital, radio and the children’s media company Nelvana.Before that, Williams served as president of Shaw Media, overseeing all aspects of the company’s business before it was acquired by Corus in April 2016.“I have asked Barbara to take on this role because of her vast experience as a network executive and her keen understanding of Canada’s ever-changing media landscape,” Tait said Wednesday in a statement.“This is an important time for the public broadcaster as we look to spark an even deeper connection with audiences here and around the world. Given her track record in building content strategies that consistently result in audience growth, Barbara will help us do just that.”In the same release, Williams said she was excited to be joining the public broadcaster.“I believe wholeheartedly in the importance of strong, dynamic Canadian content, and in the critical role the public broadcaster plays in providing timely and trustworthy news. It has the power to connect people and shift perspectives. I’m looking forward to working with the team at CBC to bring even more compelling Canadian stories to our audiences.”Williams’ industry experience runs deep.Her time at Shaw included a stint as senior vice-president of content, when she handled U.S. acquisition deals as well as the creation of Canadian original productions including “Big Brother Canada,” “Vikings,” “Rookie Blue” and “Top Chef Canada.”Williams has also served in top positions at Canwest Broadcasting and Alliance Atlantis.The Canadian Press read more

UN agency urges nations to fund human rescue package needed to feed

16 December 2008Without a “human rescue” package, costing a mere fraction of the financial bailout and economic stimulus initiatives tabled in Western Europe and the United States, millions of people around the world will go hungry early next year, warned the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today. Without a “human rescue” package, costing a mere fraction of the financial bailout and economic stimulus initiatives tabled in Western Europe and the United States, millions of people around the world will go hungry early next year, warned the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today. WFP, which aims to feed nearly 100 million of the world’s hungriest people in 2009, announced that it will start the New Year needing $5.2 billion to urgently support its programmes combating global hunger. Unless donors provide a rapid injection of funds, the agency’s warehouse stocks will run out by the end of March, condemning millions of people in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya and other hunger hot spots to live without essential food assistance.“As we take care of Wall Street and Main Street, we can’t forget the places that have no streets,” stressed WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, speaking during a visit to India, which has the single largest undernourished population in the world.With just one per cent of the money proposed for bailout packages across the developed world, Ms. Sheeran said that WFP could fully fund its work, and make a mark toward meeting other urgent hunger needs. Feeding all 59 million hungry school children worldwide, for example, would only cost $3 billion per year.“The world is poised to produce trillions for financial rescue packages. What will they produce for the human rescue?” asked Ms. Sheeran.“World leaders need to be confronted with the values implicit in the policy choices they are making,” she noted.WFP’s urgent call comes off the back of historically high food prices and market volatility, which is compounded by the financial meltdown in the developed world, spilling into the developing world as incomes are affected, and trade, capital flows and remittances slow. This month alone, the Kyrgyz Government asked WFP to help feed 600,000 people pushedinto desperate hunger following a sharp decline in the remittances which account for 20 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).Ms. Sheeran noted that hunger can lead to civil unrest as witnessed in Haiti, where people were killed and a prime minister was driven from office when food prices soared earlier this year. “We are at a critical juncture where we risk watching hunger spiral out of control as the world’s population is set to climb toward 9 billion [by] mid-century,” she said, adding “We can’t afford to lose the next generation.” read more

Information to young vital in curbing population growth HIVAIDS – Annan

“Experience shows that educated women are more likely to marry later, and have healthy and better-educated children, who will pass on these benefits from one generation to the next. Education and information also influence how many children they will have,” Mr. Annan declared in a message marking World Population Day, whose theme this year is “One billion adolescents: the right to health, information and services.” Noting that half of all girls in some countries are married before the age of 18, often resulting in early childbearing that poses serious health risks to both mother and child, he added: “If a woman were to wait until age 23, instead of age 18, to have her first child, that alone could reduce the momentum in population growth by over 40 per cent.” Stressing the vital importance of information and services to the war on AIDS and the broader quest for good health, Mr. Annan declared: “Young people should know how the HIV virus is transmitted, and how to protect themselves from infection. This is important everywhere but is absolutely critical in countries where infection rates are already high or quickly rising. “Reproductive health services and factual information about reproductive health will also help young people to avoid risky behaviour, unwanted pregnancy and poor health in general,” he said, adding: “The decisions these young people make will shape our world and the prospects of future generations.” The Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, stressed that while every young person had the right to education and health, “far too many young people are deprived of schooling and adequate health care, and the consequences are devastating.” Noting that each day over 70,000 teenage girls are married, many against their will, and nearly 40,000 give birth, she added: “For these young women, this means an incomplete education, limited opportunities and serious health risks. Assisting girls to complete secondary schooling and delay marriage and childbirth can help break the cycle of poor health, illiteracy and poverty.”Mr. Obaid said HIV/AIDS statistics alone — half of all new infections occur among young people with 6,000 newly infected each day — demonstrated the need for greater education, information and services. “By educating, empowering and mobilizing young people, we can turn the AIDS epidemic around,” she declared. For his part, the President of the UN General Assembly, Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic, said young people should be provided the support they need to make active decisions about the timing and spacing of their children as well as being fully informed on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in order to significantly slow transmission rates of HIV/AIDS. “I call on Member States today to ensure that adolescents are not deprived of their right to health-care services and information,” he added. read more

Roadmap event looks to future of oil gas industry

Roadmap event looks to future of oil & gas industry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Feb 29, 2016 7:06 am MDT (Stock photo: FreeImages.com) Environmental groups, First Nations, and big names in oil and gas will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Monday to talk the future of the industry.Some of the topics on the table at the Western Canada Oil & Gas Industry Roadmap event will be market access, innovation, and investment.The host, U.K. Publisher Milestone GRP, is getting ready to release its latest Global Investor’s Guide, focusing on the prairies.Managing Partner Tim Penketh says whether people agree with oil and gas development or not, this is an industry that is going to be front and centre in our economy for the long term.“It’s a conversation that has to be had at a local level, regional level, but also at a national level, because it’s a sector that touches all of us, whatever our views are,” he said.Penketh is hoping they can begin a dialogue that will help the energy industry go forward in a sustainable way.The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. read more

University bids opened for downtown project

An artist’s rendering of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts to be built in downtown St. Catharines. Brock University officials announced Friday they have opened all six bids received from amongst the pre-qualified General Contractors who are seeking to build the new home of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. Catharines.All bids appear to significantly exceed the University’s construction budget, which was based on the design prepared by Diamond Schmitt Architects, and on the pre-tender Class “A” cost estimate prepared by cost consultants Turner & Townsend cm2r.Tom Saint-Ivany, Brock’s Interim Vice-President of Administration, said, “As a general statement, the bids exceed our $26 million construction budget by approximately $6 million.”He said the numbers are unofficial results taken from the bids. The architect and the project manager, PRISM Partners, will now review the bids in detail in order to help determine the next steps in the construction of the University’s 198 St. Paul Street project. read more

Whistleblowing NHS worker to challenge NDA in test case for gagging orders

Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that he would ban the gagging of NHS staff in 2013 Credit:Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that he would ban the gagging of NHS staff in 2013  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A radiographer who blew the whistle on NHS malpractice is to challenge the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) she was asked to sign, in a hearing which could have major implications for the future of gagging orders.In 2012, Sue Allison, 57, reported a string of missed cancer diagnoses and wider concerns about standards of care in a breast screening unit at Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.After raising concerns with a colleague, the pair claimed they were ostracised and subjected to extensive bullying, eventually leading them to file formal grievance complaints against the trust.But in 2015, Mrs Allison claims she was pressured into signing two non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) without legal advice, preventing her from publicly airing her concerns or bringing future claims against the trust.At a hearing at Manchester Employment Tribunal on April 2, her lawyer will now argue it was unlawful to ask her to sign an agreement without legal representation, and will press for it to be revoked.Mrs Allison claims she did not fully understand what she was agreeing to, arguing she was “pretty much conned into signing” the NDAs.She told The Telegraph “When you’re a whistleblower and they’ve been trying to squash you for a couple of years, you find yourself in a very lonely place where you don’t have anyone to help or advise you.“I’m not stupid, but I’m not a legally aware person having not dealt with the law in my life prior to all this”.In 2013, the former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that he would ban the gagging of NHS staff in compromise agreements.But a recent Freedom of Information request submitted by The Guardian newspaper uncovered the widespread use of such agreements in the health service to silence staff who raise concerns about harassment and bullying.It adds to growing levels of scrutiny being applied to the use of NDAs across a number of industries in the wake of The Telegraph’s reporting on Philip Green who is accused of sexually harassing members of staff, accusations that he has denied.Stephen Kerr MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Whistleblowing, said: “The ongoing flouting of the ban on the use of NDAs in the NHS is unacceptable.“I have yet to see an appropriately-used NDA in whistleblowing cases and remain convinced that they have no place in our NHS.” Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that he would ban the gagging of NHS staff in 2013  Mrs Allison’s MP and former Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, added: “Sue has made a considerable personal sacrifice by putting her head above the parapet to call out poor and dangerous standards of care.“But she reports that she’s been rewarded by having her career destroyed.”“If whistleblowers are to be encouraged, they need some form of protection and reassurance that they will face no recriminations or professional backlash, whilst those allegedly guilty of the mistakes suffer no similar consequences or repercussions from their actions”.Mrs Allison believes she has been blacklisted in the NHS and says she has been asked about being a whistleblower in a number of subsequent job applications she’s made in places as far away as Kingston.She worked at the same NHS Trust as the award-winning surgeon Peter Duffy, another high-profile whistleblower who was forced out of his job after raising concerns and is now practicing on the Isle of Man.The Trust has faced a number of whistleblowing complaints in recent years including a maternity crisis at Furness General where a number of deaths emerged due to poor care standards.Mrs Allison’s employment lawyer Jahad Rahman said the case could have wide implications for attempts to silence not just whistleblowers, but also victims of crime or abuse.“Hopefully this case will significantly contribute to the debate about whether or not it’s right to silence individuals raising concerns about wrongdoing and misconduct in the workplace…the outcome is likely to give them confidence to speak out,” he said.“We need people to come forward or else we are exposing the public to danger.“This case goes beyond the remit of whistleblowers, in fact. NDAs should never be used to cover up criminal activity at work, as we’ve seen them being employed for cases of discrimination and sexual harassment at work. Sexual assault is a criminal offence”.The Whistleblowing charity Protect is also pushing for clearer legislation surrounding NDAs, which would allow subjects to still make protected disclosures where public safety was an issue.Andrew Pepper-Parsons, at the charity said: “The law is clear that public interest issues such as concerns involving patient safety cannot be part of an NDA, and a whistleblower would be able raise those concerns with someone like the CQC without fear of an employer pursuing the whistleblower for breaching the NDA.  “But the bullying or victimisation of a whistleblower, even if it shows a toxic environment in a workplace, is a grey area and may well be covered by the confidentiality agreement if it lacks a wider public interest point.”Morecambe Bay Trust said all the concerns raised by Mrs Allison had already been fully investigated.“As with every such investigation, opportunities for the Trust to improve its practice were identified and action was taken to address this,” said Medical Director David Walker.“The Trust does not use ‘gagging clauses’ that prevent employees or ex-employees speaking out about patient safety and patient care.”However Mrs Allison said the case has wrecked her career.“To push out highly-qualified people who are really dedicated to their jobs at a time of such acute short-staffing is really bad practice on the part of NHS management,” she said. “I mean, I’ll never go back there now – I’m finished.” read more

Google la page daccueil est maintenant personnalisable

first_imgGoogle : la page d’accueil est maintenant personnalisableFrance – Il est désormais possible pour les internautes français de personnaliser la page d’accueil du moteur de recherche Google. La page d’accueil de Google a subi un petit lifting : depuis ce matin, elle arbore différents fonds d’écran. Si l’image s’affichant par défaut vous paraît trop criarde, il est possible de charger la photo de votre choix. L’utilisateur peut en effet embellir le site grâce à une sélection d’images proposée par Google, depuis un compte Picasa ou encore avec ses photos de vacances, que l’on peut charger depuis son ordinateur.Pour changer l’image, il suffit de posséder un compte Google, puis de cliquer sur la phrase “Intrigué par la page d’accueil d’aujourd’hui ? Ajoutez votre propre image maintenant”, située sous la barre de recherche Google ou sur “Modifier l’image d’arrière-plan”, en bas à gauche de la page d’accueil du moteur de recherche. Le 10 juin 2010 à 11:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Tierney Celtics win over Leipzig a big boost for Europa League

first_imgCeltic defender Kieran Tierney believes they now have a realistic chance of reaching the Europa League knock-out phraseThe Scottish champions secured a vital 2-1 win over RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on Thursday following goals from Tierney and Odsonne Edouard.The result leaves Celtic tied with second-place Leipzig on six points with two games left, albeit behind on goal difference.“We have given ourselves a fighting chance going into the last couple of games,” Tierney told Sky Sports.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“They are still favourites going into the last couple of games. It’s a fighting chance and that is all we can do now – just take it game by game.”Celtic will travel to Norway to face Rosenberg BK on November 29 in their next Europa League fixture.However, Brendon Rodgers’ side will now turn their focus to Sunday’s SPL game against Livingston.last_img read more

Gerardo hoping to upset Juve in final group game

first_imgYoung Boys Coach Gerardo Seoane feels his side can upset Juventus in their final group game but admits they are “happy to face” Cristiano RonaldoJuve will win their Champions League group if they beat the Swiss champions tomorrow, with the hosts already eliminated.“The Champions League has the best teams,” Seoane said in his pre-match Press conference via Football Italia.“And a good day for Young Boys and with an opponent not at their best, we can get at least a point.“We’ve made progress [since the first game], against Valencia and Manchester United we played better and more attacking football.Europa League draw groups G and H George Patchias – August 30, 2019 Europa League groups G and H are a who is who of previous winners.UEFA.com confirmed that Europa League group G consists of, Porto, Young…“The Champions League is harder, the players are more difficult to make. You don’t often face players of the quality of [Paulo] Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Young Boys certainly lack experience compared to Juve.“I think Juventus will face this match to their full potential, and I don’t expect any gifts in that sense.“Ronaldo? Containing great champions like him is very difficult, sometimes impossible.“But if three people mark Ronaldo that leaves the others alone, so we need to defend collectively.“It’ll be difficult, but we’re happy to face him.”last_img read more