Primera División Villarreal sack Escriba after Getafe humbling Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 19:35 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Primera División Villarreal Getafe v Villarreal With the club beaten 4-0 at Getafe on Sunday, the manager has paid the price and been fired after just over a year in charge Villarreal have sacked head coach Fran Escriba after a 4-0 thrashing at his former side Getafe that left the club 14th in La Liga.The Yellow Submarine finished fifth last season, but an indifferent start to the new campaign has seen Escriba lose his job.Villarreal 20/1 to win EL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Coincidentally, he suffered the same fate at Getafe in April 2016 after a defeat to Villarreal.Fellow coaches Josep Alcacer and Jose Mascaros have also departed the club.4- Getafe hadn’t won for a four goal margin (at least) in La Liga since October 2015 against Las Palmas, 4-0 under Fran Escribá. Feast. pic.twitter.com/KygBsFQ8j0— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 24, 2017Villarreal delayed training on Monday ahead of the expected announcement of Escriba’s replacement later in the day.
Share via Email Topics Six Nations 2019 O’Shea for his part gave a cryptic answer when asked if Italy had anything else up their sleeve – “[You’ll] have to wait and see” – but truth be told, it is unlikely. O’Shea was unimpressed with the fallout last time – not so much Jones’s ire, but that it distracted from the fact that his side gave England an almighty scare until running out of puff.“The big difference with two years ago is that we were not fit enough in any way or shape of form,” he said. “If you looked at the ball in play time and the game went over 30 minutes then we would be dead in the water. Teams knew that. We had to make sure that we got these players fitter. There is a difference in terms of intensity and execution under the pressure, which is the next step, but we now know that our fitness is not an issue.”O’Shea proceeded for the rest of his press conference with his usual positivity in the face of a 20-match Six Nations losing streak and on the eve of what he believes is his side’s biggest challenge of this year’s championship.“I talk about performances all the time to the players, we will get there with results,” he added. “We are doing the right things for Italian rugby but what we will do is we will fight and we will be right there and we will play ambitious rugby and bring the game to England when we get the opportunity because we have got some brilliant talent in this team.”Parisse echoed his coach’s sentiment and it is clear that with Italy unlikely to go through England’s hulking defence, they will have to navigate a way around it.“If you saw our games against Ireland and before, we are not the Italian team who play slow rugby, using mauls and playing a boring game any more,” he added. “We are trying to be a more attacking team, with more possession, trying to move the ball around. Our backline is not as physical as England’s so our idea is to move them a little bit and to work on our set pieces, to put pressure on them. And to be disciplined, because we have too many penalties against us when we faced Ireland. We of course respect this England team, but we have come here to play our game. Maybe it will be enough to cause them problems.” Joe Cokanasiga and England’s heavy artillery primed to flatten Italy Read more Share on Messenger O’Shea meanwhile, also had a word of encouragement for Kyle Sinckler, England’s tighthead prop who he knows well, having brought him through Harlequins’ academy. Sinckler starred for nearly an hour against Wales last time out but his apparent loss of composure coincided with Wales’s comeback in Cardiff.O’Shea recalls: “Eddie came to Quins in the first week he was in the job and asked, ‘Is there anyone we are missing?’ I said, ‘Sink’.“He is explosive, he has got the lot. For all the players we had at Quins – Chris Robshaw, Mike Brown etc – I said ‘Eddie, the man is Sink’. The kid is special. At the age of 16 we put him on the bench to go to Toulouse in the Champions Cup. England are bloody lucky to have him and he’s going to become a pretty big legend in this game.” Share on WhatsApp It has been England’s party line all week that they are expecting the unexpected on Saturday, all too aware of how they were bamboozled by Conor O’Shea’s side two years ago, but Italy know exactly what is coming. England have picked what O’Shea has described as Eddie Jones’s dream backline including Manu Tuilagi, Ben Te’o and Joe Cokanasiga. Or to paraphrase their captain Sergio Parisse: definitely physical, not so much fizz. “We do not expect too many passes or too much champagne rugby around the field.”Jones’s temperature may have lowered somewhat since 2017, when he urged supporters to ask for a refund in the wake of Italy’s no ruck tactic, but the Fox continues to stalk Italy’s visit to Twickenham. So much so that he has seemingly picked a team with revenge in mind. Clearly he has not forgotten what happened, as demonstrated by his pointed remark on Thursday – “If Conor lets them play rugby, they can play some good rugby” – and it was regurgitated pretty much verbatim by George Kruis on Friday. “If Conor lets them play then they can play and produce some magic out the back. We’re prepared for that and we’re not underestimating them,” he said. 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caleb swanigan notorious b.i.g.Earlier this afternoon, news broke that Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead five-star big man Caleb Swanigan had de-committed from Michigan State, and that Purdue stood a strong chance at landing him. Swanigan, whose nickname is “Biggie,” would be a major addition for the Boilermakers. Apparently, Purdue basketball SID Chris Forman agrees, as evidenced by his musical choice for a “Throwback Thursday” on Twitter. #TBT Loved jamming to this song back in the day! https://t.co/CtGYqCPVR7— Chris Forman (@ChrisForman12) May 7, 2015The Biggie track appears to be a not-so-subtle reference to the uncommitted star center. If so, Forman had to figure it wouldn’t be too hard for people to see what he was doing. Good point… Every day is good for Biggie. https://t.co/mGLxSOEfCX— Chris Forman (@ChrisForman12) May 7, 2015We agree with that sentiment.
___Strong economy does little to lift department store salesNEW YORK (AP) — Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales over the holidays in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap gas. So when Macy’s and Kohl’s reported lacklustre numbers on Thursday, they were taken aback, sending retail stocks into a tailspin and calling into question whether such mall-based chains can compete in a changing landscape.___Powell repeats pledge to remain ‘patient’ with rate hikesWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank has the ability to be “patient” and watch carefully to see how the economy evolves this year. Speaking to an audience in Washington, Powell on Wednesday delivered the same reassuring message of patience that had bolstered markets last Friday.___Industrials lead US stocks higher again; Macy’s nosedivesNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished higher for the fifth day in a row in uneven trading. Industrial companies rise following the latest round of trade talks between the U.S. and China while Macy’s takes its biggest loss of all time after reporting weak holiday sales. Other retailers sink, while technology companies and high-dividend stocks rose.___Auto industry troubles buffet Ford, Jaguar Land RoverFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The headwinds buffeting the global auto industry made themselves felt in Europe as mass-market carmaker Ford and luxury-focused Jaguar Land Rover announced sweeping restructurings that will cost thousands of jobs. Ford Motor Co. said it will cutting an unspecified number of jobs in Europe as it seeks to make its business there more profitable, refocusing on commercial trucks and SUVs and dumping less lucrative models while shifting production to electric cars over the longer term.___US apparel firm cuts off Chinese factory in internment campA leading U.S. supplier of sportswear to college bookstores says it will no longer do business with a Chinese manufacturer that has used workers from an internment camp for ethnic minorities. An Associated Press investigation found last month that the Chinese government was forcing some detainees to work in manufacturing and food production. The investigation tracked shipments from a Chinese factory to Badger Sportswear in North Carolina.___US, China leave next steps for trade talks unclearBEIJING (AP) — The United States says talks on ending a bruising trade war focused on Chinese promises to buy more American goods. But it gave no indication of progress on resolving disputes over Beijing’s technology ambitions and other thorny issues. China’s Ministry of Commerce said the two sides would “maintain close contact.” But neither side gave any indication of the next step during their 90-day cease-fire in a tariff fight that threatens to chill global economic growth.___CES 2019: “Family tech” gadgets appeal to parental anxietyLAS VEGAS (AP) — The CES gadget show is full of new devices promising to make life a little bit easier for harried parents. There are artificially intelligent toys to keep kids occupied, educate them and get them to brush their teeth without parental nagging. A common thread among the gadgets showcased in Las Vegas this week is an appeal to parental anxiety.___Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug pricesWASHINGTON (AP) — Leading congressional liberals are unveiling a package of bills that aims to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings plan to introduce three bills Thursday. A major idea would open up generic competition to brand-name drugs deemed “excessively priced.” The package echoes some themes sounded by President Donald Trump but rejected by most Republicans.___Fiat Chrysler reaches settlement in emissions cheating casesWASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars, including a $300 million fine to the U.S. government, to settle allegations that it cheated on emissions tests. Under a deal with the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, the Italian-American automaker also will recall and repair the more than 104,000 Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks that are not in compliance. Fiat Chrysler has not admitted any wrongdoing.___Treasury chief: No sanctions relief for Russian oligarchWASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to tell lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Democrats asked Mnuchin to brief the House about the U.S. agreement to lift sanctions on three companies that Deripaska has owned or controlled. In a statement released ahead of the briefing Thursday, Mnuchin reiterated that Deripaska and his companies will remain under sanctions.___The S&P 500 index added 11.68 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,596.64. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 122.80 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 24,001.92. The Nasdaq composite rose 28.99 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6,986.07. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 6.63 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 1,445.43.U.S. crude added 0.4 per cent to $52.59 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, slid 0.4 per cent to $61.68 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline added 0.4 per cent to $1.43 a gallon and heating oil rose 1.3 per cent to $1.91 a gallon. Natural gas dipped 0.5 per cent to $2.97 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Press
António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is expected to meet the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and key Government ministers for discussions on the national asylum system, the integration of about 1,000 Afghans who have lived in Tajikistan for up to 20 years, and closer cooperation between the UN agency and the Government.UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond told reporters today that Mr. Guterres will also participate in the opening of vocational training projects set up at a refugee training centre in Dushanbe, the capital.In 1993 Tajikistan became the first country in Central Asia to accede to both the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, and it was also the first country in the region to adopt national legislation on refugees.The High Commissioner visited Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan late last year and Mr. Redmond said he also plans to travel to Turkmenistan soon.Before arriving in Dushanbe on Monday, Mr. Guterres is scheduled to attend an Arab League summit in Damascus, Syria, over the weekend. 28 March 2008The United Nations refugee chief heads to Tajikistan next week for a three-day visit to the Central Asian country, which is home to more than 1,700 refugees and asylum-seekers, mainly from Afghanistan.
Jan Egeland, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said: “I was deeply shocked and outraged” at the killing of Annalena Tonelli Sunday on the grounds of the hospital she ran in Borama, in northwest Somalia.“Her death underscores the dangerous circumstances in which aid workers bring assistance to people in need, and the bravery they exhibit in doing so,” he said.He called on all Somali faction leaders to ensure the safety of civilians and humanitarian workers, as the security situation remained extremely difficult in Somalia, preventing aid agencies from accessing many vulnerable groups who continue to suffer the effects of conflict and insecurity.Ms. Tonelli, 60, had worked with Somali patients for more than 30 years.
Consortium partners Cooper Tire & Rubber Co, Yulex Corp, Arizona State University (ASU), and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) met recently at the Cooper Tire & Vehicle Test Center near San Antonio to review initial progress on the $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant from the USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The consortium partners received the four-year BRDI grant in June 2012. The grant focuses on research efforts aimed at developing enhanced manufacturing processes for the production of guayule solid rubber as a biomaterial for tyre applications, as well as evaluating the plant’s residual biomass for biofuel applications. The consortium members aim to harness biopolymers extracted from guayule as a replacement for petroleum-based synthetics and tropical-based natural rubber used in the manufacture of tyres.Cooper Tire is leading the overall grant program along with developing all related tyre technology. Yulex is taking the lead on developing commercial processes to produce guayule natural rubber for the tyre industry. ARS is leading the genomic and agronomic development of guayule while ASU is evaluating the sustainability impact these biomaterial and bioenergy industries have on the American Southwest, where guayule is grown.The consortium partner meeting highlighted significant progress being made in several areas, including guayule plant genome sequencing needed for future breeding tools, irrigation studies to maximise rubber content in the plant, and completing laboratory testing to develop a guayule tyre-grade polymer specification for future commercialisation.Guayule is an industrial crop and a natural source of rubber that can replace petroleum-based synthetics and does not compete against food or fibre crops. Through agronomic development, materials science, and sustainable biorefinery extraction processes, 100% of the guayule plant can be used to produce consumer, industrial, medical and energy products, including tyres and advanced biofuels.“This is the first major report-out from the BRDI team on the status of grant milestones,” said Chuck Yurkovich, Cooper’s Vice President of Global Research and Development. “These meetings serve to foster dialogue and strengthen ties between the partners and allow us to continue to scale up our efforts collectively in order to achieve grant targets. We have everything needed to work toward success, including a significant amount of talent, resources and capability from the industry, government, and academia to bring it all together.”“Yulex is experiencing a large demand for petroleum-based elastomer replacement products,” said Jeff Martin, Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Founder of Yulex Corporation. “More than 50% of all the elastomers used in the tyre industry are derived from petroleum. We look forward to changing this trend through continued progress with our partners Cooper, USDA’s ARS and ASU toward developing a U.S.-based tyre made from guayule biorubber.”
PHOTO: France 2017 One of the best German players on younger generations, Hendrik Pekeler (25) decided to go back to the team in which he began professional career on the highest level – THW Kiel. The 2.03 m tall line-player will leave Rhein Neckar Lowen at the end of his contract in 2018 and get back to the North, to be closer to his family, but also to try to try to reach the highest professional goals with the team who had no much time to wait on him in his younger age (2008-2010).However, Pekeler has found his way and became a vital part of the German national team who won gold medal at EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, but also Olympic bronze in Rio six months later.Pekeler signed three years contract which will keep him on Baltic sea until summer 2021.Pekeler’s career: ← Previous Story Fines for brothers Karabatic and five more players for betting-scandal Next Story → Heidi Loke to join Storhamar! 2009–2010 THW Kiel 2010–2012 Bergischer HC 2012–2015 TBV Lemgo 2015– Rhein-Neckar Löwen 2008–2009 THW Kiel mitFörderlizenz beim TSV Altenholz
Pogoplug, the remote access service that let’s you connect to your hardware, has officially launched their own cloud. This is a free online storage service that offers users 5GB of space to store whatever data they’d like. Unlike Pogoplug’s remote access services, their Cloud offering does not require any hardware components from the user. The service can augment products like the Pogoplug device and Pogoplug’s software for computers, but won’t replace them.The key here is that the Pogoplug Cloud will work with Pogoplug hardware, desktop apps, and mobile apps (iOS and Android). Some of the perks include auto-uploading of images and videos from mobile devices, streaming from the cloud to mobile devices (just like with Pogoplug Premium), and the ability to share files using popular social networks. It’s basically Pogoplug, but using someone else’s hard drives.But, why would Pogoplug offer cloud storage when they already do a bang-up job with remote access? The important thing to note is that this service is only additive. Users get 5GB free, to use or ignore as they would like. Strategically, Pogoplug seems to want to draw in as many people as possible with the free cloud storage. After that they might very well want to link up their hard drive and expand the data they have available. This is essentially a way to complete with, and one-up, cloud-based services like DropBox.While Pogoplug’s cloud data is limited, even if people want to pay, it will be faster than anything coming from a home device. This is because the data on a computer or USB hard drive has to go from the machine, through your home network, over to your laptop or smartphone. Using the cloud cuts down on that and means you are not limited by your home’s upload speed.If users would like more than 5GB of cloud storage then they can upgrade to paid accounts. 50GB of storage will go for $9.95 a month while 100GB will be $19.95 a month.Pogoplug works with any browser, regardless of OS, and has apps for Android and iOS. If you use those apps the cloud connection will enable it to automatically backup content on your device (namely images and video).
140 ours bruns ont été adoptés en RoumanieEn décembre dernier, le WWF a lancé en Roumanie une campagne d’adoption d’ours bruns. 140 animaux ont ainsi été parrainés, en échange d’un don qui permettra à l’association d’œuvrer en faveur de la protection de l’espèce menacée.”En un mois nous avons reçu plus de demandes d’adoption que nous n’espérions”, s’est félicitée auprès de l’AFP la coordinatrice de cette campagne, Daniela Caratas. Les heureux donateurs ayant parrainé un ours ont versé vingt euros pour obtenir un “certificat d’adoption”, et recevoir de nombreuses informations sur les plantigrades, les menaces qui pèsent sur eux, et les actions du WWF pour préserver leur habitat. L’argent récolté servira à financer ces projets, précise l’association.A ce jour, la Roumanie abrite environ 6.500 ours bruns, soit 60% des plantigrades d’Europe. Mais “la Roumanie n’est malheureusement plus l’hôte accueillant qu’elle était, alors que des routes, des pistes et des stations de ski ainsi que des zones résidentielles sont construites dans des forêts et des aires protégées”, déplore Daniela Caratas. Privés de leur habitat naturel, les ours se rapprochent de plus en plus des villes pour y trouver de la nourriture.Le 23 janvier 2011 à 11:57 • Emmanuel Perrin
Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target These days there are so many Star Wars collectibles that, unless you are Steve Sansweet owner of Ranco Obi-Wan, it’s impossible to catch them all. Speaking with Steve this past weekend at Celebration Orlando, I learned a bit more about the Star Wars collectible world and how we are at a point of no return. When it becomes a challenge for even the official collector of Star Wars merchandise and memorabilia to obtain said items, a lot of hope may be lost for the ultimate completest.It’s not that these items are hard to find. But the fact that so much merchandise is being made at once that the turnover rate is astronomical! Now that the Star Wars brand is with Disney, more independent companies have their hands dipped into the galaxy far, far away. But how long do these contracts last to make Star Wars memorabilia? The answer is simple. Not long. Smaller companies are given a chance to let their brands flourish by designing unique items themed around Star Wars. Obviously, a few different departments are taking cuts from the small business, leaving them with the actual smallest cut of all. But if it helps their brand get recognized, then sometimes the small company can break even.Walking around the Celebration show floor, I found all sorts of really amazing and unique Star Wars items. Things that we only dreamed of when the marketing rights were strictly through Lucas. A lot of these items were made overseas and took quite a bit to make. These days small businesses are finding ways to make their products here in the states. The major catch is how fast the items can be turned around and if constant pre-orders can be met. Disney is always watching and dangling the galactic brand overhead. This can be troublesome for a new business. That is why small companies are charging insane amounts for their products.This is where quality takes over. Star Wars fans are the most devoted to the brand, and with every film, they are constantly growing. Smudged paint jobs and oddly pressed molds are for children ten and under. The casual and adult Star Wars fan is willing to skip this months car payment to pick up the latest statue from retailers such as Gentle Giant, Hot Toys or Kotobukiya. The paint jobs, mold work and costume detail on some of these items are instantly jaw dropping. But with quality comes less quantity. Fans will be at the ready to pre-order these items so quickly; they kill the site’s servers before most have a chance to order. In my last article, I talked about how fans were waiting four hours just to purchase a shirt and glass mug at the official Celebration Store. That was on Thursday. The lines on Sunday almost took up guests entire day just to get in and out with their “maybe still available” items.Disney knows how sought out the franchise is and that is why so many of these smaller companies are swimming around the shark tank, risking it all for a piece of the pie. With this, the problem is that prices begin to skyrocket because the demand is so high to limit buyers. But as I stated before, you get more bang for your buck if you actually manage to get in. Autographs from actors at shows used to cost you twenty dollars only about six or seven years ago. Now the same actors are charging upwards of two hundred dollars for one. Want a photo with them? That is part of a separate package. But the quality comes in, and Celebration promises an official certification with these autographs, something that had hardly ever been done before and now combatants against counter fitters.For Star Wars: A New Hope‘s 40th anniversary Sansweet decked out his booth with classic and retro memorabilia from most of our childhoods. It was interesting seeing how simple a quaint the marketing world was then, to the powerhouse it is today. The differences in the Kenner’s original Star Wars line to the Kotobukiya series we have today are vast. That just shows you how powerful this brand truly is. Smaller businesses put everything on the line to just obtain this brand, and for some, it has turned them into powerhouses. Sadly, we never hear of the ones who fail and loose everything or get absorbed for pennies to competitors.Just keep in mind the next time your favorite character gets immortalized in a light up statue, or this genre specific convention charges you three hundred dollars a head for admission. By not paying your car payment this month, are you really getting what you want in the end? Or are you helping the problem to the point where you fade away from the thing you loved most; just like the small companies who gave it their all to be a part of the ultimate brand?All photos were taken by the writer.
LONDON (AP) — Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby at the center of a contentious legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, died Friday, according to a family spokeswoman. He would have turned 1 next week.Charlie suffered from a rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which caused brain damage and left him unable to breathe unaided.His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, raised more than 1.3 million pounds ($1.7 million) to take him to the United States for an experimental medical therapy they believed could prolong his life. But Charlie’s doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London objected, saying the treatment wouldn’t help and might cause him to suffer. The dispute ended up in court.Charlie’s case became a flashpoint for debates on the rights of both children and parents, on health-care funding, medical interventions, the responsibilities of hospitals and medical workers and the role of the state.Alison Smith-Squire, a family spokeswoman, confirmed to The Associated Press that Charlie died Friday but no further details were released. In a statement, Yates was quoted as saying “our beautiful little boy has gone, we’re so proud of him.”After months of legal battles, High Court Judge Nicholas Francis ruled Thursday that Charlie should be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support after his parents and the hospital that had been treating him failed to agree on an end-of-life care plan for the infant.
Speaking before a crowd gathered in the sixth-floor hearing room at the Public Service Center, outgoing Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt told a group of recently elected and re-elected officials that it was a great day.“It’s the best day you’ll have; it all goes downhill (from here),” Boldt said to laughter.On Monday, the winners of November’s election for Clark County government were sworn in to office by Superior Court Judge David Gregerson.Temple Lentz and Alishia Topper were sworn in for their first terms as county councilor and treasurer, respectively. Sheriff Chuck Atkins, Assessor Peter Van Nortwick, Clerk Scott Weber and county Councilor Julie Olson were also sworn in to new terms.After taking oaths to perform the duties of their offices, and to uphold the laws and constitutions of the United States and Washington, each of the newly sworn-in officials gave brief words of thanks. Council Chair Eileen Quiring, Auditor Greg Kimsey and Clark County Public Utilities District Commissioner Jim Malinowski were sworn in to their terms last week.“In a time when we are overwhelmed with media messages of cynicism about public service, it’s a great time for those of us that have served, that do serve or know people who do serve,” Gregerson said.
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Ruhul Kabir RizviBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday termed ‘hollow’ prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks that the country is marching towards progress and that it regained its lost dignity, reports UNB.He said, “The prime minister’s remarks are hollow and worthless. We think Bangladesh is heading towards darkness, not the light.”The BNP leader came up with the comments at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.”People have no idea from where Bangladesh is rising? They’ve only witnessed the ruling party men to make money which was never seen in the country. Many have become the owners of mills-factories, banks and insurances. They’ve established the ‘Begumganj Palli’ in Canada and made Malaysia their 2nd home,” he said.Citing the ‘looting’ of thousands of money from the share market and the central bank, and a stagnation in the manpower export, he said, “We want to say Awami League regained the reputation it had earned resorting to murder and disappearance of the opposition party leaders and activists during the Baksal regime.”While exchanging Eid greetings with a cross-section of people, party leaders and workers and professionals at her official residence Ganobhaban on Monday, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said, “Bangladesh is marching towards progress…it’s now a role model of development in the world. Bangladesh regained the dignity it had lost after the assassination of Bangabandhu on 15 August, 1975.”Referring to the sufferings of homebound people ahead of Eid, Rizvi claimed that this year’s Eid has turned into an occasion of shock and wailing as many have lost their lives in road accidents.He also blamed government’s negligence and mismanagement for the road accidents. “No government effort was seen to ease the sufferings of the homebound people due to traffic gridlock. However, there’s no lack of ‘lip service’ of road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader,” he said.The BNP leader criticised the government for its failure to rein in the prices of rice.Claiming that the resignation of the prime minister is a must to ‘establish peace in the country, restore democracy, and ensure a fair election and people’s freedom and security’, he urged her to take preparations from now on to quit.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday emphasised the need for preservation of water resources on the occasion of World Water Monitoring Day.Banerjee, in a post on Twitter, said that a number of ponds were either created or renovated over the last seven years under the state-run ‘Jal Dharo-Jal Bharo’ scheme.”Today is World Water Monitoring Day. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’.”Our govt launched the ‘Jal Dharo-Jal Bharo’ scheme in 2011 with the objective of conserving precious water resources.”2,33,158 ponds have been created/renovated in seven years under this scheme,” she said.The scheme was launched in 2011-12 with an aim to preserve water resources by harvesting rain water, as well as arresting run-off of surface water through construction and management of minor irrigation structures.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Tweet Rovinescu says Air Canada’s pushing more digital initiatives: artificial intelligence, augmented reality By: Ross MarowitsSource: The Canadian Press Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu (Credit: Air Canada)MONTREAL — Air Canada’s plans to develop its own frequent flyer program are one of several digitization initiatives the airline is pursuing to meet the varying needs of its 45 million passengers a year, CEO Calin Rovinescu says.Weeks after Air Canada announced it was ditching Aeroplan, Rovinescu said the decision was part of the company’s broader strategy to become more digital in its operations. That includes looking at working with artificial intelligence specialists to recognize patterns in customer data and employing augmented reality to change how employees learn and collaborate.Using data analytics on information collected from frequent flyers will help the airline better understand their shopping patterns, improve service and build loyalty, Rovinescu said. Air Canada plans to launch its own loyalty rewards plan in 2020.“By bringing it in house, it will enable us to be much, much closer to our customers in terms of the offers that can be made and having the ability to in some respects deal directly with our key frequent flyers,” he said in an interview.More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedMichael Kamel, who advises airlines on business strategy and innovation for PricewaterhouseCoopers, said carriers are feeling pressure to act from tech-savvy passengers and competitors that operate with lower costs.Airlines around the world are using different technologies in an effort to improve passenger service, such as texting flight changes to cellphones. Still, the industry has been slow to adapt.“We are in that pre-evaporation phase where we’re just seeing the bubbles,” Kamel said.The transportation sector as a whole is becoming increasingly focused on technology with the advent of automation. Last week, Canadian National Railway announced it plans to spend $500 million over five years, partly in response to the threat posed by driverless trucks.Air Canada’s focus on its next wave of growth comes after a series of restructuring efforts since 2009 that have helped turn around the financial position of the country’s largest carrier.It has signed long-term labour agreements, spent billions of dollars adding new aircraft, expanded its international network, launched a low-cost travel airline and restored its pension plan to a surplus.More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at sea“This is a totally different company than it was in 2009 in almost every single respect,” said Rovinescu, whose company was selected Tuesday as the best North American airline according to a survey conducted by Skytrax of nearly 20 million passengers around the world.Globally, the Montreal-based airline is ranked 29th, behind mostly Asian and Middle Eastern airlines, which are perennial leaders. Porter Airlines was 55th, WestJet 58th, Air Transat 70th and Air Canada Rouge 99th. Tags: Air Canada, Technology, Trend Watch << Previous PostNext Post >>