ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: The Michigan Wolverines cheerleaders perform during the game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Michigan football team is only a few weeks away from seeing the field for the first time in 2019. Ahead of the season, a new hype video for the team has been released by Michigan fan Luke D’Mello.The video starts with an homage to Marvel’s iconic comic book flip movie opening sequence as the song Arise by The Siege plays in the background. The video begins with some practice highlights before the actual on-field moments begin.Both the offense and the defense take center stage with clips of the top plays from their 10 wins last season. It concludes with a view of the tunnel where the words “The Team” and “Go Blue” are on display.You can take a look at the whole video here: The video has garnered over 27,000 views on YouTube since its release last week.Last year the Wolverines started the season 10-1 and were in a prime position to get into the College Football Playoff. But a loss to Ohio State in The Game knocked them out of Big Ten title contention yet again.Michigan responded by making big changes ahead of 2019. They’re bringing in Alabama coach Josh Gattis to run the offense, who they hope can take quarterback Shea Patterson to the next level.With equally dynamic changes coming to the Ohio State Buckeyes this season, could this be Michigan’s year to break through?
zoom Mr. Andrey Belentiev and Mr. Koichi Fujiwara signing the MoUClassNK classification society, and Transas Marine, maritime simulation, navigation and surveillance systems provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of maritime simulators classification. Transas Marine Limited Director Andrey Belentiev said: “High-quality maritime education is a basis for safety and efficiency of shipping. This strategic partnership will allow both companies to contribute to raising the level of marine professional education where proper standards are necessary.”According to the agreement, ClassNK and Transas will jointly develop new standards, rules, procedures and guidelines related to classification of maritime simulators.New requirements will address the need for improved quality of both traditional and special areas of training, like offshore, LNG, tug and VTS operations.ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara said: “My feeling is that the technology is changing.It is an accelerating change that demonstrates an increasing interest towards the safety of the environment. Transas has the special knowledge in effective tools for education, which is vital to ensure this. Meanwhile ClassNK has a long history of certification. I’m sure that this combination will contribute to the future of the entire maritime industry.”Press Release, July 9th, 2014
Ensign, which moved a drilling rig from Canada into the U.S. earlier this year, reported third-quarter revenue from activity in Canada dropped by 11 percent from last year, while U.S. revenue rose by 30 percent.Last week, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada predicted a total of 6,600 wells will be drilled in Canada in 2019, down about five percent from an expected 6,980 wells this year, adding that translates to a year-over-year decrease of up to $1.8 billion in capital spending by exploration and production companies.Calgary-based Ensign had no update on its hostile takeover bid of $470-million in cash for cross-town rival Trinidad Drilling Ltd. it launched in August.Trinidad’s board last month recommended shareholders accept instead an all-shares bid valued at $540 million from Calgary-based Precision Drilling Ltd.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – Shares in Ensign Energy Services Inc. rose about eight percent on Monday morning after it reported a smaller loss in its third quarter compared with a year ago, while revenue grew 17 percent.The drilling company says it lost $32.8 million or 21 cents per share on revenue of $289 million, compared with a loss of $36.5 million or 23 cents per share on revenue of $247 million in the third quarter of 2017.The results closely matched analyst expectations, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.
TRIPOLI – Security forces braced for protests Friday against Libya’s protracted political transition following the ouster of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with fears of more violence after an overnight attack on army headquarters.Tensions have risen after a decision by Libya’s highest political authority, the General National Congress, to extend its interim mandate.Rival camps, many of them armed, have lined up for and against the GNC and its decision. Interim Interior Minister Seddik Abdelkarim, who escaped an assassination bid late last month, issued an order late Thursday for security forces to “protect peaceful demonstrators.”But the “No Extension” movement, which has sponsored a number of recent demonstrations demanding the GNC’s dissolution, is so concerned about the risk of violence that it was not formally organising any protests on Friday.A statement said any of its backers demonstrating would be doing so “as individuals expressing their opinions.”One member of the group said that, “given the current tensions, we cannot guarantee the security of demonstrators… With so many armed groups, we fear things could get out of hand.”No announcements have been made about where any demonstrations may take place, but they are expected after midday prayers on the Muslim day of rest.The growing insecurity in Libya more than two years after Kadhafi’s ouster and killing, was highlighted in the capital late Thursday, with a military spokesman saying unidentified gunmen had tried to enter army headquarters but guards prevented them from doing so.“The attackers ransacked cars and stole some weapons before pulling back,” Colonel Ali al-Sheikhi told AFP of the incident, in which no one was hurt.A separate military source gave a different version of events, saying fighting broke out after a dispute among soldiers.The GNC was elected in July 2012 for a term of 18 months that should have ended on Friday. But on Monday, it ratified a decision to extend its mandate to December.It took the decision despite the opposition of much of the population critical of its inability to halt Libya’s slide into lawlessness and chaos.Political activist Abu Bakar al-Badrid described the move as “a farce… About 40 initiatives were presented to the Congress these past few days to find a way out of the crisis, and it paid no attention.”The Operations Cell of Revolutionaries, an Islamist militia of ex-rebels said to be close to the army, has lined up behind the GNC, and the powerful armed groups from Libya’s third city Misrata have called the body “a red line.”But rival former rebels from Zintan, in the mountains southwest of Tripoli, an influential force in post-Kadhafi Libya, have vowed to protect any popular movement that goes against the GNC.The GNC’s mission has been to organise elections to a constituent assembly later this month which are to be followed by a general election.The assembly, to be made up of 60 members with equal representation for Libya’s three historic regions, will decide on key issues in a new constitution, including the system of government, the status of minorities and the role of Islamic sharia law.The political bickering comes at a time of uncertainty over the fate of independent Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, who defeated an Islamist-backed confidence vote against his government but is still on the defensive.
24 September 2011Nationalist or populist policies are not the answer to the debt crisis engulfing many European countries, Slovakia’s Prime Minister told the United Nations today, urging governments on the continent to ensure their actions do not jeopardize the cause of greater European integration. Iveta Radicová told the General Assembly’s annual general debate that the recent financial crisis and the problems of the banking sector in particular demonstrated “that the Eurozone was not prepared for a crisis.”Seventeen countries, including Slovakia, are formal members of the Eurozone. But several of these nations have large external debts and some commentators have suggested they may have to stop using the euro and return to their former currencies.“We need courage in the Eurozone to return back to the old principles which are necessary for successful international cooperation and integration,” Ms. Radicová said. “We need stricter European and national fiscal rules… We need new rules for careful management of the financial sector.”But above all, Ms. Radicová stressed, “we have to be honest to our citizens, because we have to be very careful that the answer for forcing technical solutions of the debt crisis would not be the escalation of nationalism and populism.“There is a chance that we will save the Eurozone economically, but at the same time we must minimize the risk of losing the project of European integration politically and devalue it in the eyes of our voters.”Ms. Radicová and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also held a meeting today on the margins on the General Assembly, with the two officials discussing the global economic situation, sustainable development and the situation in Cyprus.
The Southern Provincial Council member however denied making the comments.(Colombo Gazette) Southern Provincial Council member D V Upul, who was arrested last week, was released on bail today.Upul however cannot leave the country until investigations being conducted on an alleged statement he had made, are over. The CID had last week recorded a statement from Upul and later arrested him over an alleged threat he had made to the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).Upul had reportedly said that if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa returns to power the public must attack the FCID.
“I want to say how anxious I am about the situation in Zimbabwe,” Mr. Annan told a news conference in New York. “The people there showed amazing commitment and patience in the way they turned out and tried to vote, but there is clearly great controversy both within the country and abroad about the way the elections were organized and conducted.”The Secretary-General called on all Zimbabweans “to remain calm, to show respect for each other’s rights and the democratic process, and to disavow all acts of violence or retribution.”
Price of oil barely stays above US$100; natural gas prices soar on supply report by The Associated Press Posted Feb 13, 2014 4:26 pm MDT Pumpjacks at work pumping crude oil near Halkirk, Alta., June 20, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The price of oil barely budged Thursday as benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for March delivery slipped two cents to US$100.35 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.U.S. economic indicators were mostly downbeat on Thursday, suggesting weak demand, although a report from the International Energy Agency gave oil some support.The agency raised slightly its 2014 forecast for global demand to 92.6 million barrels a day, 125,000 barrels above its previous expectations from a month ago.Meanwhile, natural gas futures jumped 40 cents, or eight per cent, to $5.22 per 1,000 cubic feet. The U.S. Energy Department said supplies fell by 237 billion cubic feet last week, more than the decline of 230 billion cubic feet predicted by analysts.Brent crude, which is used to set prices for international varieties of crude, fell six cents to US$108.73 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading in New York, wholesale gasoline rose one cent to US$2.78 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres) and heating oil added two cents to US$3.03 a gallon.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE)
The call came as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos wrapped up a two-day visit to Turkey, where she spoke with Syrian refugees in the south-eastern Kilis Province. “I met families who fled their homes more than 18 months ago. They are in despair. They feel abandoned by the international community. They all want the same thing: the conflict to end so that they can go home,” As part of her visit, Ms. Amos also met in Ankara with the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Besir Atalay, and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, as well as other Government officials and senior humanitarian officials, including the President of the Turkish Red Crescent Society (KIZILAY), Ahmet Lutfi Akar.Syria has been wracked by violence since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. Up to 70,000 people have died, more than 1 million have fled to neighbouring countries, 2 million have been internally displaced and up to 4 million are in need of humanitarian assistance.Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today said it is facing severe challenges in expanding its emergency operation which aims to feed millions of conflict-affected people.“This is a global crisis that requires a global response so that we can meet the growing and urgent needs of Syrians,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. “We are grateful for the generous contributions that we have received so far from around 30 government donors, including Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, but needs are escalating.”The agency plans to reach 2.5 million people inside Syria and more than a million in neighbouring countries. However, this response is threatened by a lack of resources, and Ms. Cousin said WFP needs an urgent $156 million to continue its work to feed Syrians from now until June.WFP started its emergency operation in Syria in August 2011 and has so far distributed more than 83,000 metric tons of food to millions of Syrians in over 400 different locations across the country, using 5,000 trucks and 55 ships.“This is a critical time for Syrians. They have exhausted their savings and they need more help as this crisis goes into its third year, so now is not the time to reduce or stop our operations,” said Ms. Cousin. “We are determined to continue our life-saving assistance but we need ongoing support from generous donors – and the support of new donors – until a political solution is in place.”WFP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions and delays in the arrival of funding mean that it will not be able to provide the increased food rations that it planned to deliver to Syrian families in March. In the neighbouring countries, WFP teams in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt are mainly using food vouchers to feed hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. So far, WFP has distributed over one million food vouchers and half a million food parcels in these countries. The agency said that the current food basket includes rice, bulgur wheat, lentils, sugar, vegetable oil and salt. However, lack of funds will force WFP into further reducing the food basket as early as mid-April.
Ohio State guard Keyshawn Woods (32) takes on members of UNC Pembroke’s defense during the second half of the game on Nov. 1. Ohio State won 81-63. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorThere are plenty of questions left to be answered about the Ohio State men’s basketball team.Many of them could be answered from the Buckeyes’ season opener, facing a Cincinnati team that finished last year 31-5, earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and finishing No. 2 in the country with 57.5 points allowed.“They are tough and tough minded and physical and aggressive,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said. “Got a lot of respect for him and their program and their players and the way those guys compete. So, we got our hands full, and, I guess you could say it was by design to start with a game like this to kind of tip off the season, but looking forward to it, and need to be ready.”Projected StartersCincinnatiC — Nysier Brooks — Sophomore, 2.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.2 apgG — Cane Broome — Senior, 7.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.8 apgG — Jarron Cumberland — Junior, 11.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.9 apgF — Tre Scott — Redshirt junior, 3.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 0.9 apgG — Keith Williams —Sophomore, 3.1 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.4 apgOhio StateG — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 12.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.9 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apgF — Kyle Young — Sophomore, 1.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.2 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 2.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.1 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 10.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.1 apgStats are from the 2017-18 seasonThe Buckeyes come into the new season searching for a new area of production after losing Big Ten Player of the Year, Keita Bates-Diop, to the NBA Draft.Ohio State prepared for the loss of Bates-Diop, as well as Jae’Sean Tate, throughout the offseason. But now, after the transfer of junior forward Micah Potter on Monday, the team loses another key piece of depth heading into its matchup with the Bearcats.Redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods said the team just has to move forward.“Everybody found out yesterday before practice, so we didn’t know anything. Coach told us before practice, we were all pretty shocked,” Woods said. “We still got a job to do. We still pretty much focused on Cincinnati at the end of the day.”Cincinnati also lost major scorers from its top-ranked team a season ago. After the departure of Jacob Evans, Gary Clark and Kyle Washington, three of the team’s top four scorers, Holtmann said he still expects to see the same team that dominated defensively last year because of Bearcats’ head coach, Mick Cronin.“I think they’re the same,” Holtmann said. “I think Mick is probably a little bit like I am, you know, curious about some of his new guys that have increased roles, and kind of wondering how they’re gonna step in the new roles. But the way they play, their mindset, their approach, it’s the same.”Cumberland is the top scorer and top rebounder remaining from the Bearcats. The junior guard shot 40.9 percent from the field and averaged more than a steal per game last season.Three true freshman join a team that was upset by Nevada in the second round of the tournament last season: guard Logan Johnson, and forwards Prince Gilliam Toyambi and Laquill Hardnett.Johnson was the only one of the three to earn points in the team’s final exhibition against McGill, tallying six points and four assists in 17 minutes.Sophomore forward Kyle Young said he expects a difficult matchup to start the season, something made even harder with the in-state rivalry involved.“Very tough team, I think it’s gonna be a grind, all 40 minutes,” Young said. “With it being two in-state schools, like it’s gonna be, it’s gonna be a good rival game for sure, so we’re just looking forward to it, season opener, and we’ll go from there.”It’ll be seen just what this Ohio State team is going to look like with the departure of its top-tier talent, and added question marks to the big men that the Buckeyes still have.Holtmann said he is excited to see what his team brings come game time.“Really anxious, and I think they’re anxious too,” Holtmann said. “I look at this as, this is a difficult opener, we also have a difficult stretch here of games, so I think for us we’re just focused on let’s find a way to take what we learned from tomorrow and get better, and hopefully that helps us as we move forward.”Ohio State travels to play Cincinnati to open its regular season. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m on Wednesday.Edited at 5:18 p.m. to change to the correct tip-off time
Spain beat Norway 28:26, while France were much better than Romania 24:18 at the second day of Ulstein Cup.Norway: Lunde (Grimsbø); Molid, Kristiansen (3), Alstad (1), Løke (2), Mørk (6, 3 p), Oftedal (2), Frafjord (2), Riegelhuth Koren (1), Kurtovic (2), Herrem (7).Spain: Zoqbi de Paula (Navarro (1)); Pinedo (1), López, Martín (2), Nely Carla (6, 2 p), Mangue, Aguilar (2), Chávez (4), Pena (6, 2 p), González, Elorza, Egozkue, Martínez (1), Hernández (1), Cabral Barbosa (4).FRANCE – ROMANIA 24:18 (13:7)France : Leynaud 8 saves, Glauser 4 saves; Dancette (3/3), Horacek , Ayglon-Saurina (1/2), Pineau (4/7) – Landre (0/1) – Zaadi – Houette (1/1) – Dembélé (6/9) – Bulleux (1/3) – Edwige (3/3) – Nze-Minko (0/1) – Niombla (1/7) – Lacrabère (4/10)Romania : Munteanu (3 saves), Ungureanu (6 saves); Szucs (1/1) – Neagu – Bradeanu (2/6) – Perianu (3/8) – Ardean Elisei (0/1) – Dedu – Tiron – Manea – Zamfirescu – Tanasie – Geiger (3/5)- Buceshi (3/3) – Chintoan (2/2) – Vizitiu (3/6) – Chiper (1/3)In the first matches, Spain beat France 21:17, while Norway demolished Romania 32:21.STANDINGS:Spain 4Norway 2France 2Romania 0PHOTO: Rasmus Ostergaard, Denmark 2015 ← Previous Story Qatar beat Poland in Doha Next Story → Belarussian prince Siarhei Rutenka: New team or retirement in 15 days Handball Rio 2016rio 2016 handballRomania
Oct 30th 2016, 1:19 PM Karen Pease a supporter of the Pirate Party arrives with her parrot named Mal at the Pirate Party election party in Reykjavik, Iceland. By AFP Iceland scrambles to form government after Pirate Party falls short Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson told the national broadcaster RUV he would resign today after his Progressive Party suffered a plunge in support. ICELAND FACES A wrangle over its next government after the anti-establishment Pirate Party and its allies gained ground but fell short of a majority in snap elections sparked by the Panama Papers scandal.Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson told the national broadcaster RUV he would resign today after his Progressive Party suffered a plunge in support.Polls had predicted the “Pirates” would benefit from a public urge to punish establishment parties after Johannsson’s predecessor, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, stepped down over allegations about family holdings stashed in tax havens.In the end, the Pirates and three left-of-centre allies gained 28 seats, four short of the 32 needed to command an overall majority in the 63-member parliament, the Althingi, according to preliminary results announced late yesterday.“We are very satisfied,” said “Pirates” cofounder Birgitta Jonsdottir, an activist, poet and WikiLeaks supporter.“We are a platform for young people, for progressive people who shape and reshape our society … like Robin Hood because Robin Hood was a pirate, we want to take the power from the powerful to give it to the people,” Jonsdottir told AFP, referring to the English outlaw of legend.Healthcare, natural resources, tax loopholesFounded just four years ago, the Pirates were credited with as many as nine seats, making them the third largest party in the island nation.Its allies are the Left-Green movement, which picked up 10 seats, the Social Democrats, with four, and the centrist Bright Future, with five, according to the preliminary results.The Pirate Party, whose headquarters is onboard a boat anchored in the port of Reykjavik, see themselves as a force to reinvigorate democracy.They have set down a five-point programme that includes constitutional change to make leaders more accountable, free health care, greater protection of natural resources and the closure of tax loopholes for large corporations.They also want Icelanders to hold a referendum on EU membership — a long-standing political issue whose objective they oppose but wish to be settled.Among other groups, the centre-right Progressive Party picked up seven seats while the Independence Party had 21 seats.The centre Regeneration Party, which could be the kingmakers in the election, garnered seven seats in the Icelandic parliament.The leader of the Independence Party, Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, will be given the mandate to negotiate on the majority in the parliament. Bjarni Benediktsson of TheÂ Independence Party, left, shakes hands with Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson in a TV studio in Reykjavik, Iceland. Source: Frank AugsteinTense negotiations The negotiations would be very tense between the Regeneration Party and the Independence Party, from which it split over disagreement to hold a referendum on joining the EU.“We have not been negative towards other parties or how governments should be formed,” leader of the Regeneration Party, Benedikt Johannesson said.Implicated in the Panama Papers scandals, Benediktsson denies having wanted to escape taxes by creating a company in the Seychelles, saying he has never invested a dime.The election was triggered after the Panama Papers revealed that 600 Icelanders including cabinet ministers, bankers and business leaders had holdings stashed away in offshore accounts.Iceland, a volcanic island with a population of 332,000, has returned to prosperity since its 2008 financial meltdown.Gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to be above four percent this year thanks to tourism revenues and a recovering financial system.The crisis eight years ago saw Iceland’s three biggest banks and its oversized financial sector collapse, while the country was forced to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.A string of bankers were jailed, the failed banks were temporarily nationalised and then sold, and foreign investors had to accept write-downs on their debt holdings.Olafur Hardarson, professor of political science at the University of Iceland, attributed the Pirates’ rise in popularity to voters’ anger at the 2008 crisis.“They have managed to focus on the anti-politics and anti-establishment feelings of a lot of voters (who) have been frustrated in Iceland since the bank crash,” Hardarson told AFP.- © AFP 2016.Read: Iceland election: Anti-establishment Pirate Party set to shake up political landscape>Read: Clinton says FBI actions ‘deeply troubling’ as Trump steps up his attacks> Image: Frank Augstein AP/PA https://jrnl.ie/3054645 Short URL 15,606 Views 13 Comments Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 1:19 PM Share16 Tweet Email2 Karen Pease a supporter of the Pirate Party arrives with her parrot named Mal at the Pirate Party election party in Reykjavik, Iceland. 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Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A resolution congratulating the newly inducted office bearers of the Australian Greek Educational Progressive Brotherhood (AHEPA), of New South Wales and New Zealand was adopted in the NSW Legislative Council on the initiative of the Hon. David Clarke, MLC and Parliamentary Secretary for Justice. In his resolution, Mr Clarke noted that AHEPA is part of the world’s largest Hellenic philanthropic organisation; that aims to promote public interest in Australian Hellenic culture and language and attributes of Hellenism for the benefit of all Australian Hellenes. “AHEPA raises funds for charitable and welfare organisations with an emphasis on medical research, education, and the care and welfare of the aged and disadvantaged,” it was noted in the motion. On Sunday 15 September, Mr Clarke attended an induction ceremony at AHEPA headquarters in Rockdale, for its newly elected Grand President Mr John Kallimanis, District President Mrs Anna Bouris and other office bearers. The induction ceremony was attended by civic and community representatives, amongst them newly appointed Consul-General of Greece Dr Stavros Kyrimis, and members of parliament. The Hon. David Clarke congratulated the new officers of AHEPA, particularly Mr John Kallimanis, grand president, and Mrs Anna Bouris, district president. He commended AHEPA (NSW and New Zealand Lodge) for its continuing service to the Hellenic Australian community and to the wider community in New South Wales.
Alaska Airlines is catching up with rural cargo shipments after briefly grounding several of its 737-700s earlier this week.Recent mechanical issues temporarily sidelined two of the company’s three Alaska cargo freighters, leaving just one designated aircraft to handle shipments statewide, according to Alaska Airlines spokesman Tim Thompson. The situation led to multiple canceled flights into hubs like Nome and Kotzebue, and a backlog of cargo deliveries just a few days before Christmas.Now that the aircraft are back in service, Thompson said the airline is working to complete delayed shipments and make anticipated deliveries to Alaskans around the state.“With it being this time of the year, coming up with the holiday just next week, we’re going to work pretty quickly to make sure we can fulfill that commitment,” he said.Alaska Airlines delivers freight to 19 different airports across Alaska, Thompson said.
WASHINGTON: Does the idea of attending your ex’s marriage make you unconformable? Well, that’s certainly not the case with Prince Harry, who “will definitely” go to the wedding of his ex and model Cressida Bonas. Bonas announced her engagement to Harry Wentworth Stanley earlier this week, reported Fox News. Royal commentator Adam Helliker said the Duke of Sussex has always been on good terms with his stunning former girlfriend. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us “Yes, Harry will definitely go, as he has remained on very friendly terms with Cressida, who has never said a word in public about her relationship with the prince. Harry is also very friendly with the bridegroom’s mother, Clare Milford Haven,” Adam said of the upcoming nuptials, speaking to Fabulous Digital, as cited by Fox News. Bonas was introduced to the Duke of Sussex by Princess Eugenie in 2012, and they dated for two years before splitting in 2014, apparently because she was overwhelmed by being in the royal spotlight. Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us Despite the breakup, the two have remained on good terms and Bonas also attended the prince’s royal wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018. While it is expected that Harry will go to the wedding, which is expected to take place next year, the former ‘Suits’ actor is also thought to be on the guest list. “Invites haven’t gone out yet, but I’m told Harry and Meghan will be invited. Harry and Cressie are on good terms, Meghan has got to know her and they are expected to attend,” a royal source told Fabulous Digital. Advertise With Us Adam said that although the Duchess is likely to get an invite, he said the real question will be whether or not she accepts it and attends the wedding ceremony. “Meghan is known to feel less comfortable with his Harry’s former girlfriends, particularly Chelsy Davy, who was the prince’s first love and with whom he went out, on and off, for seven years. It was Meghan who ensured that Chelsy was not included in the list for the evening party after their wedding. This was a very pointed snub when many of Harry and Chelsy’s mutual friends from pre-Meghan days were invited to the Frogmore House party,” he added. Bonas was once said to be the woman the Duke of Sussex would marry. Bonas’ boyfriend and property developer Harry Wentworth-Stanley, announced their engagement with an Instagram post accompanied by a stunning picture of the pair. A ring featuring a centre stone surrounded by red and white stones can be seen on Bonas’ finger in the picture, while the caption read, “We’re getting married.” The duo met and dated while studying at the University of Leeds, but broke up when Wentworth-Stanley embarked on a year abroad.
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal parted ways with his company.MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty ImagesUS-based global retail chain Walmart Inc has acquired a 77 percent stake for USD 16 billion in Indian online retail giant Flipkart, thus paving the way for the world’s largest e-commerce deal ever struck. But how did Flipkart begin?It all started when two twenty-something engineers from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi decided to set foot in the e-commerce sector. When Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (unrelated), two former employees of Amazon, invested four lakh in a start-up venture in 2007, little did they know that it would revolutionize online shopping in India. And now, a decade later, the country’s largest acquisition of an e-commerce company happened Wednesday, May 9 resulting in Sachin, the longest-serving CEO and co-founder of Flipkart, parting ways with his company. The logo of India’s largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru, India, April 22, 2015.ReutersHere’s all you need to know about Sachin Bansal:Sachin was born on August 5, 1981, in Chandigarh, Punjab.He is a software engineer and an internet entrepreneur by profession.He graduated with an engineering degree from IIT Delhi in 2003.He was a former employee of Amazon working as a senior software engineer.Sachin and Binny started the company called Flipkart selling books with a door-to-door service in October 2007.They had invested four lakh into their start-up venture.Sachin was the CEO of Flipkart for nine years.After more than a decade, Walmart Inc acquired a 77 percent stake for USD 16 billion in the Indian e-commerce giant FlipkartThe deal valued the Indian company at nearly $21 billion.Forbes estimated Sachin’s net worth to be at $1.3 billion in 2015.He was ranked 65th in the Forbes’ Indian Billionaires list in the year 2016.Sachin held a 5.5 percent stake in his company Flipkart.Sachin and Binny became India’s first e-commerce entrepreneurs to feature in Top 100 most influential people in the world released by the Time magazine.
July 2, 2013 Register Now » The Winklevoss twins, known for battling Mark Zuckerberg in court over who owned the idea behind Facebook, are leading the charge in bringing digital currency bitcoin to the mainstream.Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to establish the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, which will work like an exchange-traded fund. If approved by regulators, the fund would allow the brothers, key players in the popular 2010 movie The Social Network, to be able to sell their bitcoin holdings for an initial value of $20 million.The Winklevoss twins, who themselves have amassed a large collection of bitcoin, would sell shares in their trust, each share representing one-fifth of a bitcoin, according to the SEC filing. The goal is to make bitcoin more accessible to a broader audience. “For many investors, the shares will represent a cost-effective and convenient means to access exposure to bitcoins,” the prospectus filing says.Related: Angel Investors Form Group to Fund Bitcoin StartupsBitcoin is an unregulated, digital currency, which was established in 2008. It has been getting more attention in the last year, due to its volatile price and a few high-profile early adopters. Companies including OkCupid, Reddit and WordPress are already accepting it as a form of payment. Bitcoins can be purchased online through bitcoin exchanges and private sellers.Because the price of bitcoin currency can fluctuate dramatically from day to day, the prospectus filed with the SEC details the high degree of risk associated with investing in the online currency.Related: Accepting Bitcoin Payments: The Risks and Benefits Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read
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by The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2019 6:09 am PDT ROME — The Spanish Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Film Festival.The decision from the board of the Biennale di Venezia, follows a proposal by the festival’s director, Alberto Barbera.Almodovar, whose film credits include 1999’s All About My Mother and 2002’s Talk to Her , said Friday he has good memories of Venice, where he made his international debut in 1983: “This Lion is going to become my pet, along with the two cats I live with.”Barbera praised Almodóvar as “the greatest and most influential Spanish director since Buñuel” and “a filmmaker who has offered us the most multifaceted, controversial, and provocative portraits of post-Franco Spain.”The 76th Venice Film Festival runs Aug. 28 to Sept. 7.The Associated Press Almodovar to receive Venice Film Festival career achievement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email