10 months agoMan Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extension

first_imgMan Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have triggered a one-year option in Anthony Martial’s contract. The Frenchman is now under contract until 2020, however, the club have begun negotiations to further extend that deal.Martial is United’s top goalscorer with eight this season and has established himself as a regular starter after previously falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.Juventus, Chelsea and Tottenham have all expressed an interest in the 23-year-old. However, Goal claims Martial is open to remaining at Old Trafford beyond 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoLiverpool striker Firmino: I play at Christmas for the fans

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Firmino: I play at Christmas for the fansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Roberto Firmino is happy playing through the Christmas period.Firmino admits he wants to do it for the fans.He told the Mirror: “For me, Christmas in England is very different from the one I lived in Brazil, for lots of reasons – on the pitch and off it.“But I’ve been here since 2015 and I’ve already got used to playing on these dates.“When I played in Germany the league stopped, but here it is played so the fans can enjoy Christmas better.“I don’t mind that at all it because we play for them.” last_img

Report: 4-Star PF Noah Dickerson Has Asked Florida For A Release From His Letter Of Intent

first_imgNew Florida basketball coach Mike White inherits a Florida program that has been very strong over the last few decades, but he has some work to do to lock down the 2015 recruiting class built by Billy Donovan. Four star Noah Dickerson of Monteverde Academy had been one of the cornerstones of the Gators’ class, but according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he is looking to reevaluate his college options with Donovan out of the picture.Florida signee Noah Dickerson told ESPN he has asked for his release.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 13, 2015Dickerson committed to Florida back in August, and has offers from Connecticut, Georgetown, LSU, N.C. State, Ohio State, Virginia, and numerous other programs, including much of the SEC. It should be noted that last night, he retweeted a message in support of White getting verified on Twitter.dickersonwhiteRTMaybe Florida still has a chance to finish with Dickerson’s commitment. Either way, he is well within his right to want to reevaluate things after the departure of the coach that he had committed to. We should find out where he will end up fairly soon.last_img read more

Gurugram mob attack 2 of 5 accused have criminal past

first_imgGurugram: Five days after a mob attack in Bhoop Singh area near Bhondsi in Gurugram, the district police have begun to take stringent action against the culprits. As of now, five arrests have been made in the case. Interestingly, the profile of the accused who have been arrested in the case highlighted how the accused did not dither in indulging in the brazen act. Two people who have been arrested as of now have criminal past and have got various cases registered against them. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAmong them, Sunil who belongs to Bhondsi village has even been to jail two times prior to the recent case in which he has been arrested. Sections under Indian Penal Code for which he has been tried are 188 (preventing civil servant from discharging the duty), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 174-A, 420 (theft) and fraud under 61-1-14 of the excise. He was arrested along with Dharmender who has been involved in the cases of violence like this before as cases under sections of 323 (causing voluntary hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC are already registered against him. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn March 24, the district police arrested two people namely and Amit. Dhirender runs his own dairy around the area where Mohammad Sajid and his family were beaten. The first arrest made in the case two days after the incident was that of Mahesh who has been claimed to be the mastermind behind the vicious assault on the day of Holi. Even though he does not have any criminal background, it has come to the fore that Mahesh (20) dropped out of school in the eighth standard and was unemployed. A brother of four sisters, Mahesh had lost his father recently due to cardiac arrest and is living with his 55-year-old mother. Majority of the arrests have been made from the Naya Gaon. Being a Gujjar dominated area, the progress of the region can be gauged from the fact that for senior secondary the residents of the area have to rely on schools in Badshapur that is eight kilometres from the village. Meanwhile, after making sharp attacks on the government on the handling of the situation, various leaders of the political parties have now started visiting the victims.last_img read more

Rs 6000amonth plan is Congress surgical strike on poverty Rahul

first_imgJaipur: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed his party’s promise of minimum guaranteed income to the poorest 20 per cent households a “surgical strike on poverty” and said nobody should be poor in 21st century India.Addressing a rally in Suratgarh town of Ganganagar district, a day after declaring his party would roll out the scheme if voted to power, Gandhi alleged that Prime Minster Narendra Modi gave money to the rich and top industrialists of the country, but the Congress would serve the poor. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHe said the promised minimum income scheme was a “big bang”. “Dhamaka hai ye…bomb fatega (It’s a big bang…a bomb will set off). This is a Congress’s surgical strike on poverty. They (the BJP) worked to eliminate the poor we will eliminate poverty,” Gandhi said. He went on to say that his party consulted former RBI governor Rahuram Rajan and “all big economists, without telling anyone, without giving any speeches”. “We were engaged in this work for six months. Take the list of all big economists of the world, we consulted them…Raghuram Rajan…one by one.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayOn helping the poor, he said, “We thought how it should be done. After discussion and brainstorming, we thought that there should be a minimum income line of Rs 12,000 per month. Soon after formation of the Congress government in 2019, the minimum income line in India will be Rs 12,000 per month.” The name of the proposed scheme is ‘Nyuntam Aay Yojana’ or Nyay. The word ‘Nyay’ stands for justice in Hindi. He alleged that poverty and unemployment increased under the Modi government.last_img read more

Addressing growing burden of heart diseases

first_imgThe Society for Heart Failure and Transplantation (SfHFT) hosted the midterm meeting to focus on experiencing an unparalleled fest of knowledge and skill enhancement. The theme of the meeting was Primary Graft Dysfunction after Heart Transplantation. The event witnessed an exhilarating scientific program to provide the most imperative information and was customised especially through didactic lectures by the most renowned cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists and cardiac anesthesiologists from all over the country. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainStar highlight of the program was the cases discussed by most experienced faculty in the management of primary graft dysfunction (PGD). Dr Yugal K Mishra, Head – Cardiac Sciences and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Manipal Hospital, Dwarka, New Delhi, addressed the audience. The event was also marked by the presence of the eminent Nobel Laureate Dr Kailash Satyarthiji, Indian children’s rights activist and Founder – Bachpan Bachao Andolan and the Guest of Honour gracing the occasion was Dr Vasanti Ramesh, Director, National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO). Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardCreating increasing awareness of the growing national burden of heart diseases and the urgent requirement of heart transplants in these patients, the Key Opinion Leaders drew attention on the demand of the current patients registered and the supply of the organ. The speakers also addressed the urgent need for donors and endeavored to bust a few myths, create more awareness on why donors should step forward, think beyond religion, customs, and social bindings to contribute and be a part of this noble cause which can help save innumerable lives. The event witnessed discussions on the entire spectrum of Primary Graft Dysfunction from Epidemiology of PGD, Risk factors, BioMarkers of PGD, clinical findings of PGD to Novel techniques of Graft preservation, Role of donor management after the heart transplant. The cases represented the highlights of the conference and doctors demonstrated several factors that cause PGD and the management of the outcome. Dr Yugal K Mishra, Head – Cardiac Sciences and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Manipal Hospital said, “This is a devastating complication that occurs in the immediate postoperative period following heart transplantation. It manifests as severe ventricular dysfunction of the donor graft and carries significant mortality and morbidity. Over the past decade or so, developments and upgrades in pharmacological treatment and mechanical circulatory support that are devices that support the heart when not working at its best, have improved the outcomes for patients undergoing heart transplants and develop this complication.” Research, however, reveals that PGD still remains a challenge as it is still a leading cause of death in the post-operative stages of a month or so. Eminent Noble Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi said, “Medical Professionals represent hope and therefore, humanity, divinity for the patient. 2, 50, 000 children in India are born with heart diseases and a mere 5% are able to afford treatment for their condition. I request and urge the doctors, cardiologists, and surgeons to see solutions of giving these poor children a reason to live.”last_img read more

Assange arrested from Ecuador embassy in UK

first_imgLondon: Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was on Thursday arrested after staying in Ecuador’s embassy in London for seven years as the South American country withdrew the asylum granted to him. Scotland Yard confirmed the arrest and said its officers had executed a warrant against Assange dating back to June 2012 for breach of bail conditions in the UK. The 47-year-old Australian-born has been holed up in a back room of the Ecuador embassy in central London for nearly seven years since his arrest on sexual assault charges in Sweden. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHe claimed asylum on the grounds that he feared ultimate extradition to the US, where he faces a possible death sentence or torture for Wikileaks’ alleged leak of American secrets. “He (Assange) has been taken into custody at a central London police station where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as is possible,” a Metropolitan Police statement said, adding that Assange had been arrested on a warrant issued by the same court on 29 June 2012, for “failing to surrender to the court”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”The MPS (Met Police Service) had a duty to execute the warrant, on behalf of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, and was invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum,” the statement said. Assange sought refuge at the Ecuador Embassy in Knightsbridge in June 2012, having lost an appeal against extradition to Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and sexual assault that went up to the UK Supreme Court. While the Swedish case has since been dropped, Assange was wanted by Scotland Yard for breach of bail and faced arrest the moment he stepped out of the diplomatically immune territory. But once that immunity was lifted, he was taken into custody. The UK government welcomed the arrest, which it said was the result of “extensive dialogue” between the UK and Ecuador.last_img read more

Ohio State track and field unrepresented in 2012 Summer Olympics

Ohio State’s history of sending track and field athletes to the Olympic Games includes Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The 2012 Olympics, however, will not include any Buckeyes. Nine current and former OSU track and field athletes competed in their nation’s Olympic Team Trials hoping to qualify for this summer’s London Games, but none were successful. Eight Buckeyes attempted to qualify for the United States national team, while one competed north of the border in the Canadian trials. Of the eight Buckeyes who competed at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Ore., five qualified for their event’s final. Jeff See, a 2010 OSU alum and current volunteer assistant coach to the men’s track and field program, finished 9th in Sunday’s 1,500-meter run final with a time of 3 minutes, 38.81 seconds. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase final held Thursday, redshirt senior Cory Leslie finished 9th (8:33.94) while alum Brian Olinger finished 11th (8:37.93). Earlier in trials competition, recent OSU graduates Christina Manning and Mike Hartfield also made it to their event’s finals, but failed to qualify for the Olympics. Manning, the 2012 NCAA champion in 100-meter hurdles, finished 5th in that event at trials (12.92 seconds). Hartfield, the 2012 Big Ten long jump champion, placed 6th with a best jump of 7.79 meters. Sophomore Antonio Blanks was eliminated after finishing 13th in the semifinals of 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.02 seconds. Recently graduated Matt DeChant finished 18th in shot put with a top throw of 18.13 meters. Senior Alexis Thomas, the 2012 Big Ten hammer throw champion, finished 22nd in the trials hammer throw (56.70 meters). Maggie Mullen, another OSU alum who completed her Buckeye track and field career in 2012, finished 9th in the hammer throw on Saturday at the Canadian trials, with a best throw of 57.13 meters. Although OSU will not send any track athletes to this year’s Olympics, 10 current or former Buckeyes have earned tickets to London. OSU athletes and alumni are set to represent at least seven different nations in at least six sports. The Olympic Games begin July 27 in London. read more

Coleman will be hurt for Everton snub

first_imgAccording to former Irish footballer Richard Dunne, Seamus Coleman will be deeply hurt after being dropped from the Everton side.Seamus Coleman was not selected to play in Everton’s last match.And according to former Irish footballer Richard Dunne, this will hurt the player tremendously.“Seamus Coleman is not used to being dropped, for club or country, so the fact that he was left out of the Everton side for their last game will hurt,” Dunne wrote on The Independent.“But Seamus won’t panic and he won’t throw a strop looking for a move. He will do what he has always done and work hard to get back to where he was.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It’s tough for Seamus as when a team are going through a bad spell, such as Everton are at the moment; the manager does not want the spotlight to be on him so he makes changes to the team,” he commented.“The boss will usually look for a response, maybe find a lucky starting XI from the changes he’s made to get him that result he needs to ease the pressure.”“Seamus has been around long enough to understand all of this and that it’s part of the professional game,” Dunne explained.“He was out of the side for the last game away to Leicester but he could well be back in for their FA cup tie at home to Lincoln City tomorrow. He has to stay patient.”last_img read more

CWC AGREES TO ACQUIRE COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL INC TO ACCELERATE GROWTH STRATEGY AND

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cable and Wireless and Wikimedia Foundation Sign Partnership Deal Mobile Phone Customers can now browse Wikipedia at no extra cost Related Items:acquire, cable & wireless, columbus international, phil bentley. Brendan Paddick C&W BUSINESS WINS 2015 TOP FORTINET PARTNER AWARDS Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 6 Nov 2014 (CABLE & WIRELESS NEWS RELEASE) –The combined business will: Deliver broader pro-consumer product offerings and improved services Inject state of the art TV and next-generation super-high-speed broadband technology into CWC Deliver huge opportunities to the Business and Government sectors Provide rapid lead in fixed mobile convergence through premier network platformCable and Wireless Communications PLC (CWC) has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Columbus International Inc. The proposed acquisition, valued at US$3.025bn will enable the combined company to significantly accelerate its growth strategy, improve service delivery to customers in the region, offer customers a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality products and services, and strengthen their position against larger competitors. The increased scale and capabilities of the combined company will provide the technical platform and financial capacity to help enable CWC to drive greater innovation and expand our geographic footprint.The combination of the two companies is consistent with global industry trends, where convergence of fixed and mobile networks, increasing content consumption growth, and continuing development of online applications are driving requirements for high bandwidth, fixed line networks and TV capabilities. Operators in Europe and North America, as well as regional competitors, are acquiring and constructing networks that are capable of supporting ever-growing data needs along with new video capabilities. The combination of the two businesses supports CWC’s new strategy and its four primary areas of focus: Drive Mobile Leadership; Accelerate Fixed-Mobile Convergence; Reinforce TV Offer; and Grow Business to Business and Business to Government sectors. This strategy is underpinned by CWC’s announced US$1.05billion Project Marlin capital investment programme. Additionally, CWC believes that the combination of the two businesses will generate material operating cost and capital expenditure synergies. Similarly, Columbus believes that the combined strengths of both companies will accelerate growth, provide the necessary scale to enhance the customer experience, and help to allow Columbus to achieve its goal to become the “Best service provider” and “Employer of Choice” in the region.The proposed combination of CWC’s region-leading mobile footprint and existing fixed line infrastructure with Columbus’ pay TV capabilities and next-generation, state-of-the-art fibre networks will significantly expand the product and service offerings for customers and also advance the companies’ quad play ambitions. The combined business will also deliver the benefits of superior quality network infrastructure, fixed-mobile products and bundles, superior TV content at competitive rates, and a more attractive portfolio of products and services in the B2B and B2G segments.Phil Bentley, CWC’s Chief Executive Officer said: “This is a transaction that transforms CWC, providing a step-change in growth and returns. Columbus offers complementary TV, Broadband and B2B capabilities in complementary markets. Together, we will create the best-in-class quad-play offering in the region, delivered on a superior mobile, fibre and subsea network. This is a significant opportunity to better serve our customers and improve the ICT infrastructure of the communities in which we operate, whilst accelerating our strategy and delivering materially enhanced returns and synergy benefits.”Similarly, Columbus’ chairman and CEO, Brendan Paddick indicated that, “Together we will form a truly world-class company focused on our customers in the Caribbean, Central America and the Andean regions. The proposed acquisition makes both companies stronger, faster and smarter in competing with their larger competitors. The proposed transaction reinforces our commitment to transform connectivity in the region, to increase the attractiveness of the region to investors, to support the growth of the communities we serve by making them more globally accessible and to ensure that our customers always have access to the best products and services available.”For both companies, the proposed acquisition also enables greater focus on the Caribbean, Andean and Latin American markets as a region that offers attractive growth. The proposed acquisition will provide new opportunities and focus in Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Peru.“Our goal is to provide customer-focused solutions and the highest level of service across the region. This agreement will accelerate our efforts through a strengthened set of assets and capabilities,” Bentley affirmed.The recent acquisition of both Groupo Sonitel in Panama, combined with Columbus’ Lazus in acquisition in Colombia will accelerate CWC’s progress against the new streamlined strategy.About Cable & Wireless Communications Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full-service communications provider operating in 16 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Operating four leading businesses: – Cable and Wireless Panama, LIME, (the Caribbean excluding The Bahamas), BTC (The Bahamas) and Cable and Wireless Seychelles; CWC offers mobile, broadband, TV, domestic and international fixed line services in most of our markets serving over 5.6m customers. CWC also provides premium data centre hosting, telecoms, domestic and international managed data network services and custom IT Service Solutions to businesses and governments through the new unit, Cable & Wireless Business Solutions. Our mission is to grow customer relationships and lifetime value by becoming #1 for Customer Service. We are the market leader in most products they offer and territories they serve. For more information visit: www.cwc.comAbout Columbus International Inc.Columbus International Inc. is a privately held diversified telecommunications company based in Barbados. The Company provides digital cable television, broadband Internet and digital landline telephony in Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Curacao under the brand name Flow and in Antigua under the brand name Karib Cable. Columbus also provides next generation connectivity and IT solutions, managed networking and cloud-based services under the brand Columbus Business Solutions. Through its subsidiary, Columbus Networks, the Company provides capacity and IP services, corporate data solutions and data centre hosting throughout 42 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. Through its fully protected, ringed submarine fibre optic network spanning more than 42,300 km and its 38,000 km terrestrial fibre and coaxial network, Columbus’ 3,150 plus professionals provide advanced telecom services to a diverse residential and corporate client base of over 700,000 customers.For more information visit www.columbus.co Columbus Business Solutions, part of Cable & Wireless Communications, recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for its Disaster Recovery as a Service solutionlast_img read more