Financial surplus of Indian households falling since FY18

Financial surplus of Indian households falling since FY18

18 October 0

first_imgMumbai: Indians, traditionally known to save money, have of late shown a behavioural change in terms of managing their money as their financial surpluses have shrunk in the last couple of years. A recent Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report said that although currency and deposits constitute more than half of the total assets held by households, their share in total assets have been declining over time and are being replaced by equities and debt securities. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAmong household assets, the share of insurance and pension funds have gradually increased, indicative of the growing risk appetite and portfolio diversification, while the major liability in household balance sheets are loans and borrowings, primarily from other depository corporations (ODC) and other financial corporations (OFCs), the report said. According to official data, household financial assets and their surplus showed an uptick during 2015-16 on account higher currency and deposits supported by high income growth as India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth touched 8 per cent for the first time during the current decade. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”The financial surplus of households have shrunk in subsequent years. In 2017-18, both household assets and liabilities expanded but the growth in the latter outpaced the former resulting in further moderation in surplus,” as per the the report. The data suggested that households are connected the most with financial corporations which act as intermediaries to channel their surpluses to deficit sectors. The report said that “demonetisation had a significant but transitory impact on the instrument used for acquisition of financial liabilities during 2016-17, and a quick reversal in the following year. Increased number of insurance policies and mutual funds units were issued during 2016-17.” Talking of the governments, both in the Centre and states, the report said that on the governments’ assets side, equity has the largest share, which is reflective of participation of the central government in corporations, both financial and non-financial. This is followed by deposits held with ODCs, more pronounced in the case of state governments which have accumulated large cash balances, reflecting poor cash management. The financial resource gap of the general government sector remained stable during the period 2012-13 to 2016-17, widening somewhat during 2017-18. “This gap was primarily financed by the OFCs and ODCs, ” it said. The resource flow from households, primarily via debt securities, picked up from the year 2014-15. Debt securities make up almost three-fourths of total financial liabilities. These debt securities act as a safe haven for investors and are statutorily mandated for scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) under the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) in addition to the minimum statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) requirement. In its conclusion, the report noted that in the recent years, the general government has emerged as the major deficit sector in the economy exhausting a major share of the surplus of households.last_img read more

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Socceroos legend Tim Cahill hangs up his boots

Socceroos legend Tim Cahill hangs up his boots

12 October 0

first_imgSydney: Australia’s all-time top goalscorer Tim Cahill announced his retirement on Friday, bringing an end to one of the country’s greatest football careers. The 39-year-old — who scored 50 goals in 108 appearances for the Socceroos and played in four World Cups — said he will not be looking for another contract following the end of his Indian Super League stint with Jamshedpur. The former Everton and Millwall attacker, who retired from international football in November, said he is planning a move into coaching. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “No, I’m an old man now in football years,” he told Optus Sport television. “I’d love to keep playing, you know 39, had a great stint for six months in India. “But I’m interested in TV, going to start my A (coaching) licence and spend quality time with my family and chill out for a bit. “I’ll take my time in learning more and getting coaching hours in.” Cahill spent 14 years in England with Millwall and Everton, scoring more than 100 goals, before stints in the United States, China and India. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Born in Sydney to a Samoan mother, he started his international career playing for the Western Samoa under-20s and only became a Socceroo in 2004 after an intense lobbying campaign to world body FIFA. Two years later in Germany, he became the first Australian to net a goal at a World Cup, going on to score in the 2010 and 2014 tournaments as well. Cahill, whose career was characterised by an indefatigable work rate and huge determination, played for Australia at the 2018 World Cup before retiring from the international game. He bid an emotional farewell to his home fans in Sydney when he was brought on in the final few minutes for his 108th and last appearance against Lebanon in November. “It was amazing to play in four big continents,” Cahill said. “I had a great career and I’m really thankful.”last_img read more

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TMC helped BJP to gain ground in Bengal not CPIM Yechury

TMC helped BJP to gain ground in Bengal not CPIM Yechury

12 October 0

first_imgKolkata: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has refuted claims that it was helping the BJP get a foothold in Bengal, and asserted the Left will come out with “surprising results” in the Lok Sabha polls. He said it was the Trinamool Congress which had facilitated the BJP-RSS to gain ground in the state. “It is a blatant lie that CPI(M) workers are helping the BJP. It is a canard spread by the saffron party and the TMC. They are trying to create a narrative that in Bengal, the fight is between the BJP and the Trinamool. This is completely wrong. “I can assure you that the Left will come out with surprising results. Our performance will be like (football legend) Lionel Messi scoring a goal dribbling past his opponents,” Yechury said in an interview to a Bengali news channel on Thursday. The senior CPI(M) leader’s comments come in the backdrop of allegations by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the Left was working towards transfer of its vote share to the BJP in the fight against the TMC. The Left Front would get the support of the young generation in the polls, he said. “The TMC had forged an alliance with the BJP in 1998. In Bengal, after coming to power, the TMC ensured that secular forces are cornered in order to make space for the BJP,” Yechury said. He also said that if the people are allowed to vote freely and fairly, they would cast their ballots in favour of the Left.last_img read more

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Morocco Arrests ISISAffiliated Suspect

Morocco Arrests ISISAffiliated Suspect

12 October 0

Rabat – Moroccan security services arrested, Monday in the eastern city of Saidia, an ISIS-affiliated man during his illegal entry into the kingdom through Algeria, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.The suspect, from the central city of Sidi Bennour, was wanted since December when he illegally left the Kingdom to join the branch of the terrorist organization in Libya, along with other ISIS elements who were in contact with members of the terrorist cell busted on March 24 in Sidi Bennour, the ministry pointed out in a statement.The ongoing preliminary investigation, conducted by the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (French acronym BCIJ), led to the arrest, Tuesday in Sidi Bennour, of another man who tried to join ISIS camps in Libya before illegally returning recently to the Kingdom through Algeria, the same source added. The two suspects will be brought before justice at the end of the investigation taking place under the supervision of the prosecution. read more

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

12 October 0

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Foreign buyersCMHC will release a report on foreign buyers in the condo market on Monday. Foreign buyers taxes were enacted in B.C. in 2016 and Ontario in 2017 as part of efforts by the respective provincial governments to cool overheated real estate markets.Bank earningsScotiabank, BMO and CIBC will release first-quarter results next week. The first three months are traditionally the strongest quarter of the banks’ financial year, but market volatility and slower mortgage growth during the period could weigh on their latest results.Inflation snapshotStatistics Canada will release its consumer price index for January on Wednesday. The agency’s CPI for December found that Canada’s annual inflation rate saw an unexpected acceleration to two per cent as higher costs for airfares and fresh vegetables offset cheaper prices at the pump.Flying highAir Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu speaks at the company’s 2019 investor day on Thursday. An air passenger advocacy group last week said would-be regulations that allow airlines to keep travellers on the tarmac for up to three hours and 45 minutes are “unacceptable” and grant more than twice the time permitted under European Union legislation.Economic updateStatistics Canada will release fourth-quarter GDP figures on Friday. The Canadian economy grew at an annual pace of 2.0 per cent in the third quarter, compared with an annualized pace of 2.9 per cent in the second quarter.The Canadian Press read more

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Eritrea blocking passage of UN peacekeepers as regrouping efforts continue

Eritrea blocking passage of UN peacekeepers as regrouping efforts continue

12 October 0

According to the mission, known as UNMEE, the incidents occurred at a checkpoint near Senafe, inside the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) that divides the neighbouring East African nations which fought a bloody border war that ended in 2000.The vehicles were en route to collect equipment for the regrouping that is currently taking place in Asmara, while the UN awaits Eritrea’s cooperation to temporary relocate to Ethiopia.Meanwhile, other movements by peacekeepers and vehicles have proceeded without incident, the mission reports.Top UN officials and the Security Council have urged Eritrea to stop obstructing the temporary relocation of the mission to Ethiopia amid growing concern over rapidly dwindling food and fuel supplies for the blue helmets. 26 February 2008Eritrean soldiers have blocked the passage of eight United Nations vehicles in the past 24 hours as the world body’s peacekeeping mission in the region continued to regroup staff and assets in the capital, Asmara, ahead of its planned temporary relocation across the border to Ethiopia. read more

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Heres what Canada wants from NAFTA — and where we may clash

Heres what Canada wants from NAFTA — and where we may clash

08 October 0

Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick Canadian negotiators will also push for more mobility for professionals and freer market for government procurement.Freeland appeared to suggest Canada could walk away from the negotiations unless the so-called Chapter 19 dispute-settlement mechanism is kept in the updated North American Free Trade Agreement.Washington wants to drop Chapter 19, under which binational panels review complaints about illegal subsidies and dumping, then issue binding decisions. The United States has frequently lost such cases.“Canada will uphold and preserve the elements in NAFTA that Canadians deem key to our national interest – including a process to ensure anti-dumping and countervailing duties are only applied fairly when truly warranted,” Freeland said in a speech at the University of Ottawa.Noting that Canada had withdrawn its chief negotiator from 1987 trade talks with the United States over the same issue, Freeland said “our government will be equally resolute.” She did not elaborate.She says Ottawa will also press to preserve the exception in NAFTA to protect Canadian culture and the supply management system.Canadian negotiators will sit down with their American and Mexican counterparts Wednesday in Washington for the first round of talks. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from NAFTA if Mexico and Canada don’t agree to more favourable terms for the U.S.“In all these discussions, we will come to the table with goodwill, and Canada’s characteristic ability and willingness to seek compromise and find win-win solutions,” said a prepared copy of Freeland remarks.“But we are committed to a good deal, not just any deal.”Last month, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released the Trump administration’s set of priorities for the NAFTA talks.With files from Canadian Press, Reuters OTTAWA — The Canadian government’s goals for modernizing NAFTA include preserving the pact’s dispute settlement mechanism, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday, setting up a potential clash with the United States.In a speech today, Freeland shared a half-dozen NAFTA goals for the talks that start Wednesday — including stronger labour standards and tougher environmental protection provisions.She says Ottawa also aims to cut down on bureaucracy and harmonize regulations to ease the flow of cross-border business.Canada’s 10 NAFTA demands (America has 100)Why energy is one area where NAFTA’s Three Amigos might find common groundHow the tricky politics of trade in the U.S. is driving Donald Trump’s NAFTA strategyLower prices and increased productivity: Many of NAFTA’s benefits are invisible to consumersForeign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses modernizing NAFTA at public forum at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa on Monday. read more

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Friday is Red Day as Brocks basketball teams gear up for home

Friday is Red Day as Brocks basketball teams gear up for home

02 October 0

Friday is Red Day as Brock faculty, staff and students are being encouraged to show their Badger pride and wear red to support the men’s and women’s basketball teams.Several giveaways and special events are planned before and during Friday’s home openers, which are expected to sell out, but it’s those in attendance who will be the biggest winners.Some of the highlights include:• Licensed area overlooking the gym (capacity 200)• Half-court shot to win $1,000• Toronto Raptors tickets, Toronto Maple Leafs tickets, and other great swag• First 150 fans to arrive wearing red receive an Isaac’s Army bandana• Recognition of current Brock championship teams: women’s wrestling, men’s wrestling, baseball, men’s rowing• Laura Secord drum line and DJ throughout the gamesWomen’s tipoff is 6 p.m. and the men play at 8 p.m. at the Bob Davis Gymnasium. Both teams will face Algoma.A limited number of student tickets are still available at no cost as per the Student Life fee referendum, while Alumni Relations has limited free tickets remaining for Brock graduates (email crichard2@brocku.ca for details). Adult tickets are $10, and tickets for seniors and non-Brock students are $5.About 250 $10 packages, which included game admission, a Protect the Den T-shirt, hamburger, soft drink, Thunderstix or foam finger, sold out by Tuesday afternoon.Food will be served at Isaac’s pre-game party from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.Individual tickets are available and can be purchased and picked up in advance through the Recreation Services desk in the Walker Complex. read more

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Region 8 flooding leaves over 1000 in jeopardy

Region 8 flooding leaves over 1000 in jeopardy

25 September 0

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt says working assiduously to bring relief to Region 8 flood victimsMay 19, 2017In “Govt says working assiduously to bring relief to Region 8 flood victims”Region 8 flooding continuesMay 21, 2017In “Local News”Flood hit communities plead for food, medicines as waters recedeMay 19, 2017In “latest news” There are reports that the water level has risen over the past few days in Region 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) communities that have already been inundated by heavy rainfall and flash flooding of recent.This resident is trying to prevent his clothes from being destroyed by the flash flooding in Region 8The communities most-affected include Kaibarupai, Sand Hill, Chenapau and Waipa. The water is 15 feet high in some places, and approximately 10 houses have been washed away and more than 20 have been under water in Waipa up to press time. The health centre has also been under approximately four feet of water, and many farms have been completely destroyed. Residents are thus appealing for food and shelter.Kaibarupai is reportedly hardest hit, the flash-flooding having caused landslides which have lent to the overtopping of the Ireng River that has swept away residents’ belongings.Efforts to bring relief to those communities are continuing, according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. He disclosed on Thursday that, based on an initial assessment of the situation, more than 1000 residents have been affected by the flood waters.He said the disaster preparedness team at the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has been activated, and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is also assisting with relief efforts.“We will do a proper assessment as to what the true situation is… They (CDC) have already started taking steps to get relief to those persons who are there,” he explained.Harmon said it is important to note also that some of these communities are located in valleys; and therefore, when it rains heavily, the villages would be flooded.Claiming there is not much that could be done at this time, Harmon said residents would most likely be unable to get additional relief until the water recedes.He said President David Granger has also been provided with an update of the situation, and has since instructed the relevant agencies to take every action to assist residents.However, Amerindian Peoples’ Association (APA) executive Laura George has expressed displeasure with the work being carried out by the CDC. George said, “We are concerned that the response is extremely slow, even as we recognise the need for an assessment which the CDC says it first needs to conduct.”The APA has also denounced what has been described as “a disrespectful response” from head of the CDC, Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup, who has allegedly been quoted as saying: “No one will die in one day.” The APA has described his comments as “disrespectful,” and has called on the CDC to act professionally and efficiently. read more

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Brutalised teacher remains unresponsive as Police apprehend 2 persons

Brutalised teacher remains unresponsive as Police apprehend 2 persons

25 September 0

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’Brutalised’ teacher succumbs to her injuriesNovember 7, 2017In “Crime”4 cops grilled over teacher’s death, 2 placed under close arrestNovember 9, 2017In “Crime”Teacher’s murder: Force granted extension to further detain implicated suspectsNovember 13, 2017In “Crime” As the probe continues into the brutal beating of 22-year-old Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher Kescia Branche, A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman confirmed to this publication on Tuesday that two persons are currently in Police custody.Investigators were, up to late Monday afternoon, following several leads with the aim of finding the perpetrator/s.Unresponsive: Kescia Branche suffered a broken left leg and multiple head injuriesA source close to the investigation revealed that detectives were on Monday reviewing the CCTV footage at a popular Newtown night club where the woman was seen partying. She was later found unconscious in the vicinity of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Georgetown on Sunday morning.Other sources indicated that investigators took statements from family members and the friends who were with Branche in the moments prior to her attack. It was reported that she was in the company of a male.Meanwhile, Commander Chapman related to this publication that Police were seeking the assistance of the public to provide the authorities with any information they may have on the events that led to the young woman’s beating.“It was a young woman and she didn’t deserve to be brutalised like that, so we are appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information they have,” he stressed.This publication was told on Monday evening that Branche remained unresponsive and on life support at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Her father, Alfred Branche noted that family members were banding together in ‘hopes and prayers’ that his daughter’s situation would improve despite doctors reportedly indicating that there was “no improvement” in the school teacher’s condition.The mother of one, who resides in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, was last seen by family members on Saturday evening, when she left for a night out with her friends. Her relatives are still in shock after receiving a phone call on Sunday morning informing them that the young teacher was unconscious at the medical facility. read more

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Motorola Droid 5 leaked with slideout QWERTY keyboard

Motorola Droid 5 leaked with slideout QWERTY keyboard

21 September 0

first_imgMotorola’s U.S. production lines have just started churning out customized Moto X units, but there’s a new model just around the corner. Verizon is going to introduce a new QWERTY slider: the Motorola Droid 5.Verizon has launched a new Droid with a hidden landscape keyboard every year since the original burst onto the scene in 2009. The Droid 5 is said (unsurprisingly) to be the thinnest yet — while also being the largest. It’s going to feature either a 4.3 or 4.5-inch display. The Droid 4 stopped just short of that at 4 inches.Other details on the Droid 5 remain scant. It appears that Verizon’s new slider will indeed feature Qi inductive charging and support NFC for hassle-free pairing and payments. One concern is that the leaked image above shows the Droid 5 running Android 4.0.3.That’s not exactly current software anymore, and you’d expect better from a company owned by Google. Still, it’s hard to imagine Motorola releasing the Droid 5 without something a bit more up-to-date.And don’t go thinking that Motorola is alone in its belief that there’s still a market for QWERTY sliders. LG, too, is prepping a new model. Recently, leaked images of the LG Enact surfaced on Twitter. It’s a bit smaller than the Droid 5, but it’s also thought to be heading to Verizon.Does one carrier really need to offer two Android landscape sliders in the same price range? You wouldn’t think so, but then when was the last time everything a wireless carrier did made sense?last_img read more

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BCG levée de lobligation de vaccination pour les professionnels de santé

BCG levée de lobligation de vaccination pour les professionnels de santé

20 September 0

first_imgBCG : levée de l’obligation de vaccination pour les professionnels de santé France – Le Haut conseil de la santé publique (HCSP) a publié un avis dans lequel il recommande la levée de l’obligation de vaccination par le BCG pour les professionnels et les étudiants des carrières sanitaires et sociales.La vaccination par le vaccin BCG s’effectuera désormais au cas par cas, après évaluation des risques par le médecin du travail, et uniquement pour les professionnels très exposés comme ceux qui sont en contact répété avec des patients tuberculeux contagieux. Les autres professionnels de santé, de secours, les pompiers et les étudiants des filières de santé ne seront quant à eux plus soumis à cette obligation. Le HCSP demande cependant de renforcer la surveillance visant au diagnostic précoce de la maladie pour les personnels dont le risque de contact avec la tuberculose est élevé comme ceux des établissements pénitentiaires en contact fréquent avec les détenus, ceux en contact avec les enfants en bas âge, les étudiants des filières sanitaires et sociales et les employés funéraires pratiquant des actes de thanatopraxie (technique permettant de préserver le corps des défunts de la décomposition naturelle). Cette levée s’accompagne également d’un maintien du test tuberculinique comme test de référence lors de prise de poste.Le 27 avril 2010 à 15:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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God Hand has been modded into Doom

God Hand has been modded into Doom

20 September 0

first_imgIf you’ve ever played the original Doom and thought to yourself, “this would be a lot more fun as a completely different game,” you’re in luck.Modders have been picking apart and reconstructing the original Doom since its release in 1993. As modding tools become more and more complex, Doom has become something of a testing ground for modders as they push the limits of what can be done to an existing game. For many, changing a few textures or models is enough. For the incredibly ambitious, however, adding completely different gameplay is the ultimate prize.YouTuber edy pagaza has done just that, inserting the critically divisive title God Hand into Doom, complete with over-the-top martial arts moves and dropkick attack. The demons of Doom are plowed through with little resistance, proving they’re no match for the legendary God Hands. The upbeat music is a far cry from the typical Doom experience, but that doesn’t stop edy pagaza from uppercutting demons so hard they explode into tiny bloody pieces.For now, the mod is a work in progress, but edy pagaza’s YouTube channel shows a few other projects he’s tinkered with in the past, including a force field mod that produces a bubble shield on command and a weapon mod that inserts Killing Floor 2’s armory into the game. Previously, other modders have put Resident Evil 4 and Metroid Prime into Doom, but there’s nothing quite like beating demons with your bare fists.last_img read more

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President Obama designates 2 new national monuments

President Obama designates 2 new national monuments

19 September 0

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West, marking the administration’s latest move to protect environmentally sensitive areas in its final days.The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region, the White House said. In a victory for Native American tribes and conservationists, the designation protects land that is considered sacred and is home to an estimated 100,000 archaeological sites, including ancient cliff dwellings.It’s a blow for state Republican leaders and many rural residents who fear it will add another layer of unnecessary federal control and close the area to energy development and recreation, a common refrain in the battle over use of the American West’s vast open spaces.In Nevada, a 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument outside Las Vegas would protect a scenic and ecologically fragile area near where rancher Cliven Bundy led in an armed standoff with government agents in 2014. It includes rock art, artifacts, rare fossils and recently discovered tracks.The White House and conservationists said both sites were at risk of looting and vandalism.“Today’s actions will help protect this cultural legacy and will ensure that future generations are able to enjoy and appreciate these scenic and historic landscapes,” Obama said in a statement.last_img read more

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Silva confirms Sigurdsson and Andre Gomes are fit to play

17 September 0

first_imgEverton manager Marco Silva reveals Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Gomes are available for their match against Cardiff on Saturday after the pair recovered from injuries.Both Gylfi Sigurdsson[ankle] and Andre Gomes[leg]  sustained injuries during Everton’s goalless draw at Chelsea, and Silva now confirms the pair have been training after missing out for Portugal during the international games.“Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Gomes are okay. They are available for selection this weekend,” Silva told Sky Sports.“It’s a normal situation for a club like us. I am here to look for each match and understand what will be the best squad list for each match.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…“[The players] are working every day. One match we played Michael and Zouma with Jagielka on the bench and the next he is not on the squad list.“I don’t sit crying every day. Even if one of the best players in our squad [is injured] it is a good moment for another player in the squad to come in.“They know this moment, the players who aren’t playing, it is important to keep working.”last_img read more

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Survey One in Five American Adults To Own Tablet by 2014

Survey One in Five American Adults To Own Tablet by 2014

14 September 0

first_imgMore than one in five Americans either currently own or plan to purchase a tablet within the next three years, according to an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by app designer Fuze Box. Nine million Americans currently own tablets, the survey says.Both personal and business reasons will drive the tablet purchases, with 53 percent of respondents saying they plan to read e-books and newspapers on the device (that actually eclipsed gaming, which just 33 percent of respondents say they’ll be doing on tablets).While men are more likely to say they own or plan to buy a tablet than women in the next three years (26 percent versus 18 percent), women are more likely to say they’ll use tablets for social networking (60 percent versus 43 percent, respectively).last_img read more

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Minister inaugurates amenities in Payakaraopeta

06 September 0

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao on Sunday inaugurated a slew of facilities in Payakaraopeta. They included a resource building at Payakaraopeta and Anganwadi centres at Gopalapatnam and Rajagopalapuram. Speaking on the occasion, Srinivasa Rao said the YSRCP government was keen on providing clean administration and improving the living standards of all sections of people. The Minister listed out the schemes being introduced by Jagan Mohan Reddy government at the meeting and later he interacted with the locals.last_img read more

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Police probe Man City bus attack

03 September 0

first_imgBottles and cans were thrown at the Manchester City coach. AFPBritish police have launched an investigation to identify those responsible for an attack on Manchester City’s team bus before their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool at Anfield.Missiles were thrown at the vehicle as it arrived at the stadium on Wednesday ahead of the first leg at Anfield, which Liverpool won 3-0.Manchester City coach Manel Estiarte posted footage of the attack on Instagram. The sound of objects striking the vehicle can be heard in the video, filmed from inside the bus as it drives slowly towards the stadium.His post is accompanied by the comments: “No words. Unacceptable.”Match commander superintendent Paul White said police were aware of the damage caused to the Manchester City bus.”Thankfully, no one on the bus was injured, but injuries were caused to two of our officers when projectiles were thrown towards the bus,” he said. “The officers and stewards are there to protect the public and keep them safe.”This behaviour by a number of people who threw bottles, cans and pyrotechnics towards the bus is completely unacceptable and we will conduct enquiries to identify who was responsible and bring them to justice.”We worked very closely with both clubs to ensure the safety of the public and the teams themselves, and it is disappointing to see that a number of people behaved in this appalling way.”Liverpool released a statement before the match apologising to City over the incident, saying they would cooperate with the authorities to identify those responsible.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola questioned the organisation of his side’s arrival at Anfield ahead of the highly charged match.”I didn’t expect that,” he said after the game. “I am new here. Normally when the police know that is going to happen, they try to avoid it happening.”The bus is destroyed. I didn’t expect that a club as prestigious as Liverpool would do these kind of things.”Of course, it is not Liverpool, it is the people. It was not only one, only two, only three. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again.”European football’s governing body UEFA could take action even though the incident took place in the streets surrounding Anfield.last_img read more

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Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Mariju

31 August 0

first_imgSurgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction… Jane Khomi by NPR News Allison Aubrey 8.29.19 2:01pm At a time when more than 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use, the U.S. surgeon general says no amount of the drug is safe for teens, young adults and pregnant women.”While the perceived harm of marijuana is decreasing, the scary truth is that the actual potential for harm is increasing,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Thursday during a press conference to announce the new advisory.Surveys show that an increasing number of adolescents and pregnant women use the drug, which can be eaten, smoked or vaped. But the surgeon general told NPR in an interview that many people are not aware of just how potent the drug can be.”This is not your mother’s marijuana,” he said. The THC concentration in marijuana plants has increased threefold between 1995 and 2014, according to the report, and concentrated products can contain up to 75% THC.”The higher the THC delivery, the higher the risk,” Adams said.Young people who regularly use marijuana are “more likely to show a decline in IQ and school performance [and] are more apt to miss classes,” Adams said. And frequent use of the drug can also impair a child’s attention, memory and decision-making.In addition, it can be habit-forming. “Nearly 1 in 5 people who begin marijuana use during adolescence become addicted,” Adams said. “That’s scary to me as the dad of a 15-, a 13- and a 9-year-old.”Symptoms of marijuana dependency include “irritability, mood and sleep difficulties, decreased appetite, cravings, restlessness, and/or various forms of physical discomfort that peak within the first week after quitting and last up to 2 weeks,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And marijuana becomes addictive “when the person cannot stop using the drug even though it interferes with many aspects of his or her life,” according to NIDA.Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that President Trump is donating part of his salary this quarter — about $100,000 — to fund a digital media campaign to bring attention to the risks of marijuana use.There’s still a lot that’s unknown about the risks of marijuana, and federal officials say they support more local and federal research. Just this week, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it would start to process pending applications for permission to cultivate the plant for research, as NPR reported. The Trump administration is not the first to sound the alarm about the rising use of marijuana. At a time when surveys point to a significant increase in the number of pregnant women using the drug, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is educating women about the risks. “Marijuana and pregnancy don’t mix,” the group urges. The organization published an infographic that points to the range of risks for women and their fetuses, including disruption of brain development, smaller birth weight, higher risk of premature birth, and behavioral problems in childhood.Bottom line, the surgeon general wants to remind people that despite what’s happening in states, federal law hasn’t changed. And there is good reason for caution.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more

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Mobility scooter user 79 dies in hospital two months after traffic accident

Mobility scooter user 79 dies in hospital two months after traffic accident

28 August 0

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA 79-year-old man has died in hospital just over two months after being involved in a road accident. Andrew Williams, from Highfields in Stafford, died earlier today (December 27) following the accident on West Way in Stafford on October 16. The accident, which took place at around 7pm involved Mr William’s mobility scooter and two vehicles. Staffordshire Police said they are continuing to investigation the accident – and urged anyone with infor,ation to contact them. A spokesman said: “A man involved in a road traffic collision which took place in Stafford in October has sadly died in hospital this morning (27 December). “Specialist officers are supporting his family and they have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time. “The investigation is on-going and anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 731 of October 16.” Read MorePedestrian dies after accident on M6 motorway in Staffordshire Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.last_img read more

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