footballGokulam Kerala FCindian footballMohun Bagan First Published: October 20, 2019, 4:53 PM IST Kozhikode: Durand Cup 2019 winners Gokulam Kerala FC are all set to face Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings in the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong on October 22.I-League heavyweights Mohun Bagan and the current I-League champions Chennai City FC are also taking part in the tournament. Malabarians accepted a late invite from the organisers of the AFC-recognised tournament to become the first club in the history of Kerala to take part in an AFC-recognised meet, a club statement said. The tournament is being organised by Chittagong Abahoni, a club based in Chittagong, and the Bangladesh Football Federation. Gokulam are in group ‘B’ along with Bashundhara Kings, I League champions Chennai City FC and Malaysian club Terengganu Football Club.The tournament has started on October 19 and the teams have already left for Bangladesh. Malabarians will lock horns with Terengganu Football Club on October 24 and play I-league champions Chennai City FC in their last group match on October 26. Only the group winners and runners up will proceed to the knockout round.All the matches will be live on facebook and telecast by Bangla TV.”We were playing pre-season friendly matches in the last two weeks against ISL teams. We did too much effort. It is good for us, because for this tournament we can start with a good prepared team. The tournament can help us to learn more about how much we will have to improve before the start of the I League,” Gokulam Kerala FC head coach Fernando Santiago Varela was quoted as saying by their media release.”I am proud to see Gokulam taking part in the prestigious tournament. This is the first time a club from Kerala is getting such an opportunity. We accepted the invitation in a short notice. But the boys are ready for a new challenge and we will try to maintain the expectations of our fans,” said Gokulam Gopalan, the chairman of the Gokulam Kerala FC.Group A: TC Sports Club (Maldives), Mohun Bagan, Young Elephant (Laos) and Chittagong Abahoni.Group B: Gokulam Kerala FC, Bashundhara Kings, Chennai City FC, and ATerengganu Football Club (Malaysia) 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.
Jaguar Land Rover India today announced a robust growth of 49 percent in volume for the calendar year 2017. With 3,954 units sold during this period, Jaguar Land Rover India reported a sterling performance, buoyed by a new and competitively priced model range, world-class retailer footprint and enhanced service and brand experience programs for consumers.Contribution to this exceptional growth came from almost all model lines of Jaguar Land Rover, starting with the XE at Rs 35.85 Lakh, followed by the XF, F-PACE, Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque that proved to be the most popular with customers across the length and breadth of the country. Demand also surged for the All-New Discovery, the top-of-the-line Range Rover Sport and the flagship of the Land Rover brand, the Range Rover.Speaking about the performance, Mr. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL) said, “”We once again thank our customers for their continued patronage and enthusiasm for the two iconic brands, Jaguar and Land Rover. The increasing popularity of Jaguar Land Rover products is a great testimony to our focus on building a highly capable and customer friendly sales and service infrastructure to support these aspirational brands. We intend to sustain this fabulous momentum in 2018 with the launch of some exciting new products, the new Range Rover Velar being the first off the blocks in January 2018.”
It is raining once again in Sydney which has affected India’s preparations for the first one-day international against Australia which will be played on January 12.Preparations kicked off in earnest from Thursday as the full squad hit the nets together for the first time since the home series against West Indies in November. But rain played spoilsport as Team India players had to practice indoors at the Sydney Cricket Ground.MS Dhoni was seen batting in the nets along with Ambati Rayudu, both of whom had reached Sydney along with the rest of the one-day squad on Tuesday.The first match will be played in Sydney on January 12, the second in Adelaide on January 15 while the third ODI will be played in Melbourne on January 18.When it’s raining outdoors, we switch to indoors #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/pkWBcyygtMBCCI (@BCCI) January 10, 2019It was bright and sunny on Wednesday as the likes of Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu sweated it out at an optional training session with batting coach Sanjay Bangar but they had to change their plans on Thursday.The quartet primarily took throwdowns as no specialist bowlers from the squad were present for this optional session.While Dhawan and Rayudu prepared with both the right and left arm throwdown specialists, Dhoni worked in the indoor nets with assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. Jadhav alternated between the two nets’ options.Snapshots from #TeamIndia’s optional training session ahead of the 1st ODI against Australia. pic.twitter.com/HDuR3hDcjaadvertisementBCCI (@BCCI) January 9, 2019With the 2019 ODI World Cup on the horizon, focus has firmly shifted to white-ball cricket with the arrival of limited-overs’ specialists.India have a long white-ball season lined up ahead of the marquee tournament in England this summer, with three ODIs in Australia and another five ODIs in New Zealand along with a three-match T20I series there as well.Australia then visit India for a return leg of five ODIs and two T20Is, before the 2019 Indian Premier League season gets underway on March 23.(With PTI inputs)
Both played plenty of Touch Football in the junior days growing up in New Zealand. After moving to Australia, Marshall competed in the 2003 Federation of International (FIT) World Cup for the Mixed Open team, which defeated New Zealand in the final. Friday’s Sydney Morning Herald had a great feature on the two players, with plenty of references to both players’ background in Touch Football. http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/shaun-versus-benji-contest-has-kearney-thinking-about-future-20110915-1kbzd.html To view some highlights from Marshall and Johnson’s Touch Football careers, please click on the following links:Shaun Johnsonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMY0lvn52HM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1GHYSVJoGE&feature=related Benji Marshallhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UewTmI4qo3I
NEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC News defended itself Wednesday after questions were raised about whether it had fumbled an explosive story about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults that network contributor Ronan Farrow broke instead in The New Yorker magazine.It was the same day NBC came under withering attack from President Donald Trump for a story the network DID report, about whether the president sought in a summer meeting to greatly increase the nation’s nuclear stockpile.Farrow’s story, released by the magazine Tuesday, offered new details about Weinstein’s alleged behaviour with women that followed an investigation published last week in The New York Times. The Times’ story led to Weinstein’s firing from the film company that bears his name.Farrow, who had a short-lived daytime show on MSNBC, had been working on the Weinstein story for NBC News. He told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that earlier this year, he had a woman who granted an on-camera interview about Weinstein’s behaviour. NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said Wednesday that the network reached a point this summer where it didn’t feel all the elements were in place to air a story and didn’t stand in Farrow’s way when he wanted to take his reporting elsewhere.Farrow said on MSNBC that he “walked into The New Yorker with an explosively publishable piece that should have been reported earlier and immediately The New Yorker recognized that.” He said there were “multiple determinations” at NBC News that he had a story ready to report.Oppenheim, in remarks he made at a town hall meeting Wednesday that the network released publicly, said that Farrow had greatly expanded the scope of his reporting after taking it to The New Yorker.“The stunning story, the incredible story that we all read yesterday, was not the story that we were looking at when we made our judgment several months ago,” he said.Farrow said that he had personally been threatened with a lawsuit by Weinstein. Many news organizations that cover Hollywood have faced questions about why it took so long to report on conduct that had allegedly been occurring over many years. Yet it was a difficult story that took bravery for women to come forward with details against one of the most powerful men in their industry.Oppenheim said “the notion that we would try to cover for a powerful person is deeply offensive to all of us,” noting other news organizations that had tried but failed to get the story.The NBC News leader said NBC had nothing to be ashamed of its decision. Still, questions will remain about why it essentially gave up on the story at that point instead of urging Farrow forward.“We are going to keep digging,” Oppenheim said. “We are going to keep pursuing these stories. We are not always going to be the ones that get it to the finish line, but I think more often than not, we will be.”For NBC News, the questions came a year after another news organization broke the story of then-candidate Trump making lewd comments during a taping of “Access Hollywood,” remarks that had been in the archives of the NBC-owned entertainment show for years.Trump, meanwhile, was furious with NBC on Wednesday for its story about the president’s nuclear ambitions as reportedly stated in a national security meeting this summer. NBC last week broke the story about Secretary of State reportedly calling Trump a “moron” this summer.Trump disputed the truth of Wednesday’s story in a tweet, wondering, “at what point is it appropriate to challenge their license?” The Federal Communications Commission regulates what television stations have access to the nation’s airwaves.
NEW YORK — The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama alleged in a court filing on Monday that the U.S. president’s company misrepresented finances of the building to evade taxes in the country.A filing in New York federal court by property owner Orestes Fintiklis alleges that President Donald Trump’s hotel management company evaded income and social security taxes when it managed the former Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower. The new accusations are part of protracted, bitter dispute between Trump’s company and Fintiklis, the majority owner of the 70-story, seaside, sail-shaped building.The filing says that Trump’s company misrepresented salaries paid to employees and other financial records of the hotel to cut its tax bill on fees it was collecting for managing the hotel, slash its social security payments and hand over less to owner Fintiklis. The filing does not state how much in taxes the Trump company allegedly should have paid.The Trump Organization said that it did not evade any taxes and, if anything, Fintiklis is to blame on tax matters.“To the extent any taxes were to be withheld, it was the responsibility of the condominium that owns the hotel. The Trump Organization’s only role was to manage the property,” Trump Organization spokeswoman Kimberly Benza said in an emailed statement. “We look forward to taking the depositions of Mr. Fintiklis’ and his partners and unmasking their fraud.”The filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York follows a ruling by judicial officials in Panama early last year against Trump’s company in favour of Fintiklis. A few months later, Trump’s name was removed from the facade and building management turned over to U.S. hotelier Marriott International.The dispute started in October 2017 after Fintiklis’ company, Ithaca Capital Group, took control of 202 of the hotel’s condos. Fintiklis then pushed to terminate Trump’s 20-year contract managing the building, alleging “gross negligence and potentially fraudulent conduct,” including “looted” bank accounts. The Trump Organization disputed its termination as illegitimate and refused to hand over the property.Bernard Condon, The Associated Press
The three men from the south-western province of Balochistan, the largest in Pakistan, were members of the Quam Dost Committee, which was recently established by the Government to investigate cases of missing people in the region, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “UNHCR supports calls for the Government of Pakistan to immediately investigate these murders and to ensure that the Balochistan Quam Dost Committee continues its important work,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond said yesterday in Geneva. “We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed,” he added.Earlier this month, the head of the UNHCR office in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, was released after being abducted in an attack on 2 February that left another colleague, Syed Hashim, dead.The Balochistan Liberation United Front was the group that claimed to be holding UNHCR staff member John Solecki, demanding the release of people it says are in Pakistani custody. 15 April 2009The United Nations refugee agency has added its voice to the concern expressed over the killing of three Pakistani Baloch leaders last week, urging the South-Asian Government to launch an investigation into the murders.
The situation in Lebanon following the cessation of hostilities last month between the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and Hizbollah, events in the occupied Palestinian territory, and the question of Iran’s nuclear ambitions are among the issues likely to be discussed.Secretary-General Kofi Annan may brief the Council on his current trip to the Middle East after he returns to UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Vassilakis told reporters, while the Secretary-General’s next formal report on the situation in Lebanon following the adoption of Resolution 1701, which ended the hostilities last month, is also due. Consultations on Lebanon have been scheduled for 15 September.Later this month, the head of the UN probe investigating the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Serge Brammertz, is slated to brief the Council on his most recent work. Mr. Vassilakis said Council members are still considering a request by the League of Arab States to hold a ministerial-level meeting during September on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The Greek ambassador added no Council meeting has been scheduled so far ahead of a gathering in Berlin on Thursday of the Council’s permanent five members and Germany on the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran. But several briefings have already been scheduled to discuss the latest events in neighbouring Iraq.Outside the Middle East, Mr. Vassilakis said a high-level meeting on the deteriorating situation inside Sudan’s Darfur region has been postponed from Friday to next Monday to allow Mr. Annan to attend after he completes his current trip. Representatives from the Sudanese Government, the League of Arab States and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have been invited to attend that debate.On 20 September, the Council will hold an open debate with regional organizations to discuss how they can strengthen their mutual efforts to promote peace and security, the President said.The Council has also scheduled meetings on the situation in Somalia, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia & Eritrea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Kosovo, among subjects, he told the press.
CHICAGO – Tribune Publishing Co., the troubled owner of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the country, announced Tuesday that it is replacing Jack Griffin as CEO less than two years after he joined the company.The change comes less than three weeks after the company named Chicago investor Michael W. Ferro Jr. as its non-executive chairman following a $44.4 million cash infusion from Ferro’s Merrick Media. Merrick also holds a stake in crosstown rival Chicago Sun-Times.Tribune Publishing named Justin Dearborn to be its new CEO. He most recently was CEO of Merge, a publicly traded health care technology company that IBM acquired in October.“Although this is a different medium than my last technology company, it has the same challenge on how to create the highest value for our content,” Dearborn said in a printed statement.Griffin joined Tribune Publishing in April 2014. The company said he was instrumental in the spin-off that created Tribune Publishing and cited his work managing costs.“The timing is right for a new leader to come on board and lead Tribune Publishing through its next phase of transformation,” Griffin said in a company release.The Chicago Tribune last week announced the resignation of Gerould Kern, its editor since 2008. He was replaced by Bruce Dold, the newspaper’s editorial page editor.Ferro has a stake in the Sun-Times through a company called Wrapports. Because of the Tribune investment, he has stepped down from the board of Wrapports. Tribune said Ferro will keep his stake in Wrapports, but he will not attend meetings related to Sun-Times Media Holdings.“The board thanks Jack Griffin for his significant contributions and wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavours,” Ferro said in a printed statement.The Tribune said Tuesday that Dearborn has a long track record of working with Ferro at several software companies.At the same time the investment from Ferro was announced, Tribune Publishing suspended its quarterly dividend to free up more money after a difficult year. Revenue has slumped as readers and advertisers continue to migrate online and the company has trimmed staff to cut costs. Its stock has plummeted 68 per cent in the last year.Tribune Publishing, based in Chicago, owns 11 daily newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the Orlando Sentinel. It spun off from media company Tribune Co. about two years ago. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 23, 2016 5:07 am MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Tribune Publishing Co. replaces Jack Griffin as CEO In this July 24, 2014 photo, Tribune Publishing Co. CEO Jack Griffin poses for a photo in Boston. Tribune Company announced Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, that it is replacing Griffin as CEO less than two years after he joined the company. They named Justin Dearborn to be its new CEO. Dearborn most recently was CEO of Merge, a health care technology company. (Dominick Reuter/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
B.C. wildfires prompt Taseko, Imperial to suspend some mining operations by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2017 10:05 am MDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – Two mines in British Columbia have halted some operations in the Cariboo region due to the ongoing wildfires.Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) says it has idled its Gibraltar copper mine as evacuation orders for nearby communities have made it difficult for employees to travel to the site.The company says it’s unclear when operations will resume.Meanwhile, Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) suspended operations at its Mount Polley mine on Sunday due to an evacuation order for nearby areas and increased restrictions on highway use in the area.The company says it will resume operations once the situation stabilizes.Both companies say their mines are not currently threatened by the fires.The B.C. government declared a provincial state of emergency — its first for a wildfire since 2003 — on July 7, and since then a number of sites including forestry operations have been temporarily shut down or operating at reduced capacity.Thousands of people have been forced from their homes as emergency responders continue to fight dozens of fires covering hundreds of square kilometres.Taseko owns a 75 per cent stake in Gibraltar, which it says is the second largest open pit copper mine in the country.Imperial owns the Mount Polley open pit copper and gold mine through a subsidiary.