Naresh Goyal created tax evading schemes to siphon off funds abroad ED

first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday alleged Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal “structured” a number of tax evading schemes and siphoned off huge funds in foreign jurisdictions. The federal probe agency had carried out searches on Friday at a dozen locations of Goyal, his firms and partner agencies in Mumbai and Delhi on charges of alleged contravention of the foreign exchange law. “The search resulted in the seizure of various incriminating documents and digital evidences. Further investigation and analysis of the seized documents is going on,” the agency said in a statement. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details It said preliminary probe “indicates that Goyal structured various tax evading schemes involving its domestic and foreign companies, thereby siphoning off huge amount in foreign jurisdictions through dubious or fictitious transactions”. The ED said Goyal “indirectly” controls various entities abroad, some of which are in tax haven nations. “Fictitious and inflated payments appear to have been made to some of these foreign entities under various airline lease agreements, aircraft maintenance agreements, among others.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Huge amounts appear to have been sent abroad by way of inflated commission to its own group entity in Dubai which acted as airline’s exclusive overseas general sales agent (GSA),” the ED alleged. The agency said probe indicates that Goyal is “likely to be” the beneficial owner of some bank accounts abroad having huge deposits. “Prima facie these transactions involve various violations under the Foreign Exchange Management Act,” it said. Official sources added that the charge of undisclosed assets held abroad could lead the agency to book Goyal under the stringent and criminal anti-money laundering law in the coming day. A dozen premises, including Goyal’s Mumbai residence, his group companies, their directors and offices of Jet Airways, were searched on Friday. The businessman’s empire, the agency said, had 19 privately-held companies, five of which were registered abroad. A particular company under the ED scanner is the Isle of Man-based Tail Winds Corporation and it is suspected that it controlled all the activities of Jet Airways. The company (Tail Winds) was formed by Goyal in 1992 and the agency also had searched the premises of one Hasmukh Deepchand Gardi, a partner and investor in the Isle of Man firm, the officials had said. They said Gardi, who is based in Dubai, also had a mention in the global offshore holdings list, known as the “Panama Papers”, and the agency suspected that the money invested in Tail Winds was sourced through illegal means. A full-service carrier, Jet Airways shut down its operations on April 17 after running out of cash. A Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) inspection report had found large-scale irregularities, including diversion of funds, at the airline, sources had said in July. In March, Goyal stepped down as the chairman of Jet Airways. Currently, the airline is going through the resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.last_img read more

Casablancas Raja Considers Boycotting CAF Cup to Protest Refereeing

By Ayoub DerrazaRabat – Casablanca’s Raja Athletic Club of Football (RCA) has threatened to withdraw from competitions in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to protest what it calls arbitration mistakes in a match it played against Renaissance Sportive de Berkane (RSB), a club from northeast Morocco.RCA described referee Antoine Effa Essouma’s judgments as a “massacre” and called for an investigation. RCA tied with RSB (0-0) in the group stage of the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup, on Sunday.In a statement published on its website, RCA stressed that it “has the right to consider the possibility of withdrawing from African competitions in the light of the results of the investigation.”Raja’s executive board held an emergency meeting and sent a letter of protest to CAF President Ahmad Ahmad. RCA added that it would also send a complaint to the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa.The club’s executive board also commended the professionalism of its players and technical staff, saying they acted responsibly and with discipline, despite unfairness. Raja complained that the referee refused a goal at the 92nd minute of the game did not give Raja penalty kicks on multiple occasions, and did not give RSB warning cards.After Sunday’s match, RSB became the leader of Group A in the CAF Cup with 8 points.In the last four games in the Group A, Raja, the CAF title defender, has failed to win and remains in last place with 3 points from three draws and a defeat.Raja still has one away match against Hassania Agadir which will decide whether RCA qualifies to the next round. read more

Lionel Messis Majestic Season

This Saturday, the magisterial Lionel Messi will lead FC Barcelona against Italian powerhouse Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final. For you non-cosmopolitans, this is like Messi’s Super Bowl — if more people watched the Super Bowl.1Although claims of worldwide television audience can often be exaggerated, the UEFA final is one of the few events (along with the World Cup) to actually, regularly outdraw the Super Bowl in TV viewership. After winning La Liga last month and the Copa del Rey2Spain’s national cup. Sort of like the playoffs for Spanish soccer, except it runs throughout the year. last weekend, Barcelona is poised (and favored) to give Messi his second “treble,”3Although there are a lot of “treble” scenarios, it mostly requires that a team win its league (in this case, La Liga), its country’s national cup (in this case, the Copa del Rey), and its continent’s inter-league championship (in this case, UEFA for Europe). Note that Juventus is also playing for a treble. which would make it the first European squad to accomplish the feat twice.That Messi is once again on the precipice of glory isn’t entirely unexpected considering his talent and reputation. But not long ago, it seemed far from a sure thing.Messi’s 2014 World Cup performance was somewhat disappointing and even a little strange. Despite winning the Golden Ball (controversially) and leading Argentina to the final before succumbing to Germany in overtime, he only facilitated one goal (albeit on a game-winning assist) in the knockout rounds and curled a potential Cup-winner wide. By the end of the tournament, Messi’s bursts of brilliance were accompanied by the spectacle of him often strolling or even standing still on the pitch — he covered the least distance per minute of all forwards in the tournament. Was he exhausted? Or was he playing some bizarre metagame?A disappointed Messi returned to an uncertain situation with his club team. Barcelona was under new leadership, and despite already having Messi and Brazilian megastar Neymar, it acquired English Premier League (EPL) standout Luis Suarez as well. Although Suarez is now an essential member of the “holy trinity” of Barca forwards, it was unclear what all this meant for Messi at the time. Some wondered if Messi’s best years were behind him, and with many seeing Neymar as the future, rumors spread that Messi might be transferred to Chelsea or some other EPL squad.Barcelona started the season strong, but it lost its most important first-half test — taking a 3-1 beating at Real Madrid — Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid. Messi failed to score or assist in the game. When Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or for the second year in a row, the choice wasn’t even controversial.Oh how far we’ve come in a few short months. Messi’s season — once mired in disappointment and doubt — has turned unambiguously triumphant. Regardless of what happens this weekend, Messi’s 2014-15 season weaves together aesthetic achievement, statistical accomplishment and compelling narrative into a tapestry of genius.Your eyes do not deceive youDuring last year’s World Cup, I wrote “Lionel Messi Is Impossible” — a casual ditty of over 5,000 words and 15 charts — so I could wrap my head around something that my eyes already knew: This little dude is unreal.For example, let’s take this instant-classic goal from last weekend’s Copa action:In that incredible run, Messi takes on a defender close to midfield, finding space down the sideline. Two more defenders descend, and Messi takes on — and beats — all three. Yet another defender gets in front of him, with two more rapidly approaching as he breaks left and curls it in past everyone (the person who appears to have come closest to derailing the play is teammate Suarez).Messi’s unparalleled ability to make plays on his own when necessary is thrilling to behold, whether on TV, in viral Internet clips or in amazing scatterplots. In particular, his skill at taking on defenders is as much nerd-candy as eye-candy:In the past five years, Messi has taken on defenders one-on-one (or one-on-more-than-one, as in the Copa) 1,995 times, with 55 percent of those succeeding. The forwards with the next-most attempts are Suarez with 1,113 (success rate of 35 percent) and Ronaldo with 872 (success rate 43 percent). In the 2014-15 season, Messi has taken on defenders even more often (averaging 9.6 attempts per game vs. 8.3 in the previous four seasons) without sacrificing his success rate (56 percent vs. 55 percent).Statistics inform aesthetics (and vice versa). In this case, the statistics help us understand the scope of what we can see already: It’s not just that Messi is good, but that he plays the game a whole different way.The reckoning (plus Messi vs. Ronaldo)Messi’s 2015 success has brought narratives of resurgence, redemption and maturation. His statistical accomplishments inform those narratives, although I believe they ultimately lead the story somewhere slightly different.Let’s look at the ongoing saga of Messi vs. Ronaldo. At the year break, each had 32 goals plus assists for their club teams (not counting penalty kicks4Note that Ronaldo is historically a little better than Messi at PKs, but the value of this skill (as I’ve previously estimated) is perhaps 1 goal per year at most, not the several goals that may separate them any particular season.). But what had been a tight battle then started going more and more Messi’s way.For the most part, Messi’s brilliance in 2015 is just a linear extension of his brilliance in 2014. The separation from Ronaldo is more a product of Ronaldo’s slightly flatter production.Of course, the broader Ronaldo/Messi debate rages on, and in the abstract, I don’t want to take sides. They’re both outrageous outliers who play very different styles, and they’re both so deep in the zone of incomprehensibility that perfect knowledge of their true value is likely impossible:On the other hand, insofar as we have created statistical metrics to compile and measure our observations, they pretty much side with Messi: He scores more goals, shoots more efficiently, gets more assists, passes more aggressively, passes more accurately, and more.For more detail on the subject, I would again direct you to my longer piece from last year. The 2014-15 season changes little. If anything new has developed, it may be that Messi’s defensive contributions are greater than ever. Messi has 40 tackles this season with a tackle rate of 58.8 percent (high for a striker), compared with Ronaldo’s 10 tackles and 38.5 percent rate. Messi also had 16 interceptions to Ronaldo’s four.5Ronaldo continues to dominate Messi in clearances (he has 42 to Messi’s one) and aerials won and aerial win percentage (78 to 16 overall and 52.3 percent to 34.0 percent). While defensive stats in soccer are limited, what we do have for Messi was already perfectly adequate for a high-volume striker, and for 2014-15, his “defensive plays made per opponent possession” is now in the upper echelon of his cohort.Here is the goal production (non-penalty goals plus assists) over the past five years for Messi, Ronaldo and 3,280 other forwards and midfielders:In other words, both players have shifted back toward their multiyear performance.6That third line, which managed to match Ronaldo at its peak last season, is Suarez.Aside from his injury-affected 2013-14 season (which was still pretty great), Messi’s otherworldly production has been rather consistent. Despite the drama and protestations and the thousand Internet discussions, the most remarkable thing we’ve learned in 2015 is that Messi is pretty much as he ever was. That may not sound like the most thrilling observation, but when you’re as big of an outlier as Messi, staying the same is amazing in itself.Beware the fury of a patient MessiAlthough the data mostly suggests that Messi is just being himself, the revenge narrative that has emerged is enticing, and not even the most cold-hearted stat-geek can resist it.In addition to reclaiming his statistical throne from the man who usurped him as the official “best player in the world” by winning the last two Ballon d’Ors, Messi led Barcelona to victory against Real Madrid in Camp Nou, 2-1.7On a lighter note, Messi has presently moved in front of the usually-dominant Ronaldo in that most important of metrics, Google searches. Unfortunately, Real Madrid lost to Juventus in the Champions League semifinals, denying us the ultimate rubber match.But Messi’s revenge narrative truly converged with his aesthetic accomplishment in Barcelona’s 3-0 thrashing of Bayern Munchen8As a former resident of Germany, I reserve the right to call them this. I hope my editor agrees! [Ed note: I only kept this because I forced you to find a synonym for “scientia” higher in the article.] in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. That Bayern team — led by Messi’s former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola — features many of the Germans who denied Messi in Brazil, and he carved them up. He had two amazing goals, virtually back-to-back, including this one:The opposition on that goal: the same two guys Messi faced on his missed potential Cup-winner, all-world goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng.Messi’s performance against Bayern was a master class in what makes him so good. In addition to his two goals (one from long range, one that put a defender on the ground), Messi also had three successful through ball passes in four attempts (including on this cringe-worthy Suarez miss). In the past year, Messi has attempted through-ball passes more than twice as often as any other player and has had twice as many assists from them as a result (and he has been doing that for years as well).For a 10 minute distillation of Messi greatness, watch this 10 minute supercut of his touches from that game (and watch for the through-ball attempts — they can be just as impressive as goals). It’s Messi being Messi. And the fact that Messi is still Messi may just be the most beautiful thing in sports. read more

Elderly couple praised by judge for tackling hooded robber

first_img“He jumped on him from the back and tackled him down to the ground. The man then dropped the weapon and ran straight out of the shop.”My mother and father in law are in their seventies but they are quite fit and healthy. My mother-in-law is quite shaken but we just want to raise awareness about it.”She added: “Nothing like this has happened before. I think my father-in-law is so brave for doing it.”Sentencing Agg to five years prison for both offences, the judge said: “Your case is most unusual.”It does not seem to me that you had any need to commit these robberies at all. You were going around on your bicycle, attempting to rob a store and succeeding in robbing this lady.”It seems to me either motivated by drugs or you thought it was an easy way to make some money.”The whole thing seems a little difficult to understand, but you have to understand that people on the receiving end of this conduct are traumatised.”Both times people were very courageous. They don’t know whether you are going to injure them seriously. The elderly man should be highly commended.”You have no previous convictions for this type of thing. You don’t appear to have been a particularly violent man in the past, but this is extremely worrying and frightening behaviour.” Two plucky pensioners bravely stood up to a hooded robber who tried to steal the till from their Cheltenham shop An elderly couple who leapt into action to thwart a hooded raider intent on robbing them of the till in their corner shop have been praised by a judge.CCTV played at Gloucester crown court showed Dolly Karim, 74, hitting the would-be robbery, Steven Agg, with a stick – then her husband Dolad Karim, also 74, rugby tackling Agg to the floor.Agg, of Moors Avenue, Cheltenham, gave up the robbery bid and fled through the door of the Pittville Newsagents and Convenience store in Cheltenham after the stubborn resistance of the septaguenarian couple. “They bought a takeaway at 1.30am and then carried on their way.”They were then approached from behind by a man on a bike, the defendant Agg. This was on Honeybourne Way, near Tesco’s in Cheltenham.”He said ‘Give me your handbag.’ They kept on walking. He followed.”He then produced something. She thought it was a knife initially, but then saw it was a screwdriver. He repeated ‘Give me your handbag.’ “The following day” he said, “at 8.40pm, Mr Agg enters the store. Mrs Dolad Karim, a 74 year old lady, is behind the till which he approaches. He then produces a screwdriver and demands the till.”The court was shown CCTV footage of Agg entering the shop with a hooded top drawn tightly around his face and wearing gloves with a screwdriver in his right hand. “As Agg lunged for the till Mrs Karim tries to fend him off with a piece of wood, and then as he tries to leave he is dragged to the ground by her husband, who is in his 70’s, of a similar age to his wife.”The judge interjected: “These days being 70 is not that old!”Mr Hegarty confirmed that Mrs Karim suffered a “small injury to her hand” and that Agg did not get away with the till, although he did cause £400 worth of damage in his attempt to steal it.At the time, the couple’s daughter-in-law, Ash Karim, 35, said the hero couple, who have three children, were ‘shaken’ but relieved that no one was hurt.She added: “This man came up to the counter and he pointed the screwdriver at her and demanded the money from the till.”She turned around and went to grab this little stick in self defence.”Then he literally grabbed the till from the counter and picked it up. She is hitting him at the same time and he started to walk off.”My father-in-law was sitting in a chair towards the back of the shop and he heard her screaming and saw the guy. Steven Agg Two plucky pensioners bravely stood up to a hooded robber who tried to steal the till from their Cheltenham shopcenter_img “She went to take her phone out in case she needed to call the police and he said ‘Don’t take anything out of your bag.'”His demeanour became even more aggressive. He pointed the screwdriver at her, at her midriff area, close enough to attack her.”She handed it over and he cycled off. It seems he had followed them on his bike for a little while.”Afterward she went home, cancelled all her bank cards, and called the police. She lost her keys, iPhone, passport, and bank cards. Nothing has been recovered. The total value of the loss is over £1,000.”The landlord of her accommodation wants to change the locks and will charge her for that,” Mr Hegarty said.”That’s rather uncharitable” the judge observed.Mr Hegarty then told the judge about the attempted robbery of the Pittville shop. Steven Agg Two plucky pensioners bravely stood up to a hooded robber who tried to steal the till from their Cheltenham shop Yesterday he pleaded guilty to attempting to rob the couple and also admitted robbery of a woman the day before.He was jailed for a total of five years.Prosecutor, Alistair Hegarty, told the judge, Recorder Frank Abbott: “In the early hours of Saturday February 18 the victim, Abigail Plester, was walking home with a friend after a night out. Two plucky pensioners bravely stood up to a hooded robber who tried to steal the till from their Cheltenham shop Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Look at what Disney is doing with the Star Wars franchise

first_imgIt should surprise no one to hear that Disney is planning an all new line of Star Wars based merchandise after the purchase of Lucasfilm. Unfortunately, there was never anything out there to suggest that the new merchandise would be any good.There’s a few things that Disney does really well in the merchandising space. Anyone who has been to a Disney theme park has seen the vast oceans of products that all tie back to the guy with the big round ears somehow. There’s a few exceptions, and maybe it was only ever just a matter of time for those things. The Star Wars franchise had seen its fair share of Disney integration before the purchase. The Star Tours ride features a shop that sells everything from Jedi Mickey to a host of collectible pins that feature iconic Disney characters in Star Wars getup. Starting this year, however, that integration and merchandising effort is going to ramp up significantly.Now, for better or worse, we’re about to get a whole lot of new Disney Star Wars gear.The list of products Disney just unveiled for their Star Wars Weekends mashes all that is popular from Disney right now into a big melting pot and pours it into a Star Wars mold. You’ve got Chipmunks dressed as Ewoks, a ton of Star Wars Vinylmation figurines, and the entire cast of Cars done up in Star Wars outfits. If you’re looking for Darth Gonzo and Emperor Uncle Deadly figurines, you’ll even find Camilla the Chicken as a member of the elite Red Guard. Even R2-D2 can be found rocking a pair of mouse ears as he sits in a heavily Mickey themed Jedi Interceptor.The only thing that didn’t seem to get a dose of the mouse is the stuffed version of Salacious B. Crumb that will be available during the Star Wars weekends.This is just what Disney has managed to put together since the purchase of Lucasfilm. By the time the new movies are in theaters, there’s probably going to be some new additions to the Disney parks themselves. We may even see Star Wars show up in the new Disney Infinity game. While the Star Tours and surrounding areas of Disney have been regularly updated, most recently with 3D screens that require glasses during the ride, a whole refresh to support the new films wouldn’t be surprising.R2Mick2R2Mick2Cars Warsstar wars muppetsMickey and ewokmunksHot potatosalacious d crumbVia ThrillGeeklast_img read more

Facebook franchit un cap dans le domaine de la messagerie

first_imgFacebook franchit un cap dans le domaine de la messagerieCourriel, SMS, chat, la communication se développe sur Facebook au point que le réseau social devient un concurrent sérieux aux services de messagerie électronique.Mark Zuckerberg, le fondateur de Facebook, a tenu à mettre les choses au clair. Facebook ne veut pas être un concurrent des autres services de courriels tels que Gmail, Yahoo ou Hotmail, même s’il marche inévitablement sur leurs plate-bandes. Un discours tenu hier soir lors d’une conférence de presse à San Francisco. Le réseau social a mis au point un système de conversation qui peut se poursuivre selon trois modes : le chat, le sms ou le mail. L’important reste la conversation. Ainsi, après avoir tapé un message à un ami, l’utilisateur de Facebook peut choisir la manière d’expédier son contenu. Des pièces jointes peuvent y être ajoutées, le système étant compatible avec les formats Office web Apps. De plus, une adresse mail@facebook.com sera aussi disponible dans les prochains jours pour les internautes qui ont un profil sur le réseau social. Le 16 novembre 2010 à 12:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Beam up into a 15 million Star Trek home theater

first_imgHow much would you spend on a home theater set-up? $1,000? $5,000? How about $1.5 million? That’s what one Trekkie dumped into his personal theater, modeled after the Enterprise D from Star Trek: The Next Generation.Marc Bell is a wealthy financier from Boca Raton, Florida, and he’s spent a fortune on both his personal movie theater and an array of rare Star Trek memorabilia which he values at $1 million. He’s collected original uniforms, props, and even the ear prosthetics that Leonard Nimoy when playing his character from the original series, Spock. Most of his collectibles are on display in what Bell calls “the ready room.”In the show, the ready room was an office for a starship captain that was adjacent to the bridge. Here, visitors can grab drinks from the bar or some candy and snacks as they tour his rare collections.The theater took more than four years to build, and according to an interview with The Wall Street Journal, everything is custom. The ceiling uses an array of fiber optics to replicate the night sky, and they twinkle based on Earth’s distance to them.When it’s time for the feature film, Bell has an array of D-Box controllers so that the room shakes when the action ramps up. The theater’s audio system is mid-upgrade to Dolby Atmos, the latest in software-driven surround. He’s got a log of more than 3,000 films ready to view at any time that he streams from a server, as well as Prima Cinema — another $35,000 — that allows him to watch movies at home when they hit theaters.Ridiculous as it may seem, he’s not done yet. Back in 2014 he put his home on the market for $35 million, before removing the eight-bedroom mansion for his kids. They wanted to finish growing and get through high school before moving on. But, when that time does come, Bell says that he wants to go even bigger — packing it with even more tech like a 4K projector.“Our theater only holds 11 people,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “The next one will be bigger.”last_img read more

Detroit Zoos New Baby Camel Was Born on Hump Day

first_imgAs a Bactrian camel, Tula has two humps (compared to dromedary camels, which have one). Adult Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus) stand about 7 feet tall at the humps and weigh up to 1,600 pounds when they reach maturity at around age 4.They have many physical adaptations for life in a harsh desert environment. Their large, two-toed feet are made to walk across desert sand without sinking, and two rows of long, thick eyelashes and narrow, slit-like nostrils can be quickly closed to keep the blowing sand out.With the ability to survive in temperatures ranging from minus 20 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, Bactrian camels are well-suited to Michigan’s climate, the Zoo said. They grow thick winter coats to withstand cold temperatures, and in the summer, their coats shed away in large clumps, often giving them a ragged, unkempt appearance.While the Bactrian camels at the Detroit Zoo are domestic, wild Bactrian camels are critically endangered, numbering fewer than a thousand in Central and East Asia. “On many days, there are more visitors at the Zoo than there are wild Bactrian camels in the world,” Carter said.More on Geek.com:Watch: Adorable Polar Bear Cub Takes First Steps at Berlin ZooWatch: Rare Lynx Found in Michigan Released Back Into the WildMetro Richmond Zoo Welcomes Rare Litter of 7 Cheetah Cubs “Tula grows bigger and cuter by the day and seems quite curious about her surroundings. She is spending these early days of life napping, nursing and bonding with her mother,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences officer for the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). “Suren is an experienced and attentive mom and keeps close tabs on her newest young one.”Camels are born after a gestation period of 12 to 14 months, and a newborn calf is able to stand and walk alongside its mother in as little as 30 minutes, according to the Detroit Zoo.Tula weighed 128 pounds at birth and currently stands more than 4 feet tall on long, slender legs. Her coat is soft and gray but will eventually grow thick and coarse as it changes to a sandy brown. A camel’s humps are limp at birth, consisting mostly of skin and hair. When Tula reaches about 6 months old, her humps will become more defined as they fill with fat. Stay on target The Detroit Zoo has welcomed a new addition to its camel herd: Tula, a female Bactrian camel, was born to 10-year-old mother Suren and 11-year-old father Rusty — on a Wednesday, of course.Born on March 27, Tula joined siblings male Humphrey, 4, and female Rusi, who will turn 2 in July. The adorable calf can be seen in the camel habitat at the zoo. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

World Cup salaries for referees revealed

first_imgThe salary that the referees will be earning in the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summer have been revealedBeing at an international stage with the whole watching can cause a lot of pressure of the referee and that will be especially the case at the scene of the World Cup. Due to that the Brazilian news outlet UOL Esporte (via Marca) has revealed that the match officials will be paid substantially this summer.For the upcoming World Cup there will be a total of 36 referees and 63 assistant referees available in Russia with top officials like Mateu Lahoz (Spain), Felix Brych (Germany), Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey) and Nestor Pitana (Argentina)  all confirmed.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.The FIFA have designated the referees into different categories based on their level of experience and their various achievements with the likes of Brych, Cakir and Pitana set to earn 57,000 euros for their respective roles with a further 2,500 euros added for each game they refereed.Meanwhile the assistants for the referees will be paid 20,000 euros for their participation and will earn an additional 1,600 euros for each match.last_img read more

Borough Mayor Addresses Road Clearing Concerns

first_imgPierce: “Don’t park your vehicle in the road, if you can, park them in your driveways and keep them out of the right-of-way. There have been a number of cases were vehicles were parked and caused the snow plow operators to have some issues, and it slows them down.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce addressed the concerns from residents regarding the ‘lack’ of plowing on borough maintained roads during this winter season. He reminded residents if you were plowed first then you’ll be plowed last: “There is a desire to want it now, and maybe the failure to have the recognition that if you were plowed first last time then you are going to be plowed last the next time. They really try to balance that.” The RSA contractors also remind residents to do their part and yield to heavy equipment operators, and be mindful not to dump snow from personal property or driveways onto the roadways. All concerns regarding road maintenance should be directed to the RSA not the contractors. For more information call the RSA at 907-262-4427 or visit: https://www.kpb.us/rds-service-area/notices-rds The Road Service Area (RSA) contractors plow roughly 600+ miles of borough-maintained roads, according to Pierce. He also reminded residents to not park on the streets in the right-of-way of snow plows. According to Pierce this creates an obstruction hazard and sight problems for the traveling public and snow removal equipment.last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Local Accountants Volunteer At Wilmingtons May Institute

first_imgWOBURN, MA — Team members from LGA (LitmanGerson Associates) in Woburn volunteered at the May Institute in Wilmington and the Bread and Roses in Lawrence on June 15 as part of the 8th Annual Massachusetts Society of CPAs Day of Service, an event that encourages MSCPA members to get involved in their community through volunteerism projects.The group assisted in various tasks including yard maintenance, cleaning up the parking lot, sorting food, cleaning tables, counters and equipment, organizing various supplies such as curriculum assessment materials and reading and math programs.Team members from DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP in Woburn volunteered at the Community Giving Tree, The Wish Project, Cradles to Crayons and held an office event for the Lowell Humane Society on June 15.The group helped sort through donations, clean up after big fundraising events and created cat/dog toys to be donated.Over 550 MSCPA members participated in volunteer activities across the state.(NOTE: The above press release is from the MSCPA.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE GETS TO WORK: 20 Building Projects Happening In Town RIGHT NOWIn “Business”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Invites Local Business Owners To Woburn Networking EventIn “Business”SELECTMEN RACE Q&A: Candidates Discuss Their Involvement In Wilmington’s Community & PoliticsIn “Government”last_img read more

Need Help With Your Heating Bill Fuel Assistance Applications Are Available

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Community Teamwork, Inc.’s Fuel Assistance Program is available to new applicants is now available. Fuel assistance can help pay part of your home’s winter heating bill.Any Wilmington resident 60 years or older who is in need of fuel assistance should contact the Elderly Services Department at 978-657-7595.Wilmington residents who applied last year and are receiving renewal applications in the mail may also call for an appointment.Residents under the age of 60 in need of assistance should contact the Veterans’ Agent office in Billerica at 978-671-0968.The income guidelines for the program are as follows:Household Size – Maximum Annual Gross Income1 – $35,5102 – $46,4373 – $57,3634 – $68,289(NOTE: The above information is from the latest Town Topics newsletter.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNeed Help With Your Heating Bill? Fuel Assistance Applications Available SoonIn “Community”Need Help With Your Heating Bill? Fuel Assistance Applications Now AvailableIn “Community”Fuel Assistance Program Applications Available To Wilmington Residents Starting November 1In “Government”last_img read more

MLA Mahipal Reddy felicitates Haj pilgrims

first_imgPatancheru: Local MLA Mahipal Reddy felicitated three persons from the town Javed, Masood Quereshi, Irshad Ali in his camp office, who are going on a Haj pilgrimage. The trio left for Mecca on Sunday.Reddy presented to the three pilgrims shawls and garlands, besides offering sweets. Among those present on the occasion were TRS Corporator Thota Anjayya Yadav, TRS leaders B Vijay Kumar, Azmath, Imran, Venkatesh, Hashim, R Chandrakumar and Sridhar Chary.last_img

BPC to import 66000 tonnes of high speed diesel from India

first_imgBPC logoBangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) will import 66,000 tonnes of high speed diesel (HSD) equivalent to 30 rakes from India’s Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), The Economic Times reported.The import will take place from NRL’s Siliguri Marketing Terminal to Parbatipur Depot of Bangladesh Petroleum in Bangladesh between May to December, said the business daily said in a report published on Thursday.Titled “Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation to import 66,000 MT of high speed diesel from Numaligarh Refinery”, the report said the decision of the import was taken in a meeting between NRL and BPC in Shillong last week.BPC chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem led the Bangladesh team while NRL senior chief general manager led the NRL team.The report also said that a goodwill rake containing 2,284 tonnes of high speed diesel from NRL’s Siliguri marketing terminal to Bangladesh was flagged off in April last year by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and the Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina through remote device from New Delhi. The report added that India’s top oil marketing company, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has initiated with the launch of Broad Gauge Rail Tank Wagon facilities at Indian Oil Depot in Dharmanagar in Tripura.last_img read more

Bullet Space Were Still Kickin

first_img Photo Courtesy: http://andrewcastrucci.com by George Bodarky Audio PlayerYour browser version does not support the audio element00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 8.28.19 6:00am New York City is home to a variety of alternative art spaces, but perhaps none have a story like this.In the mid-Eighties, a group of squatters took over an abandoned building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. They broke in using a sledgehammer and made the place their own, even putting on art shows and plays in the space. They called the location Bullet Space — and you can find out why in this episode of “Cityscape.”Andrew Castrucci and Alexandra Rojas are artists and residents of Bullet Space. Castrucci has been living there for over 30 years and was one of the original squatters. Castrucci and Rojas recently took “Cityscape” on a tour of the building, and explained why Bullet Space is far from just another transformed tenement in the concrete jungle. Bullet Space: ‘We’re Still Kickin’!’ last_img read more

Gay Irish PM and his partner make history at New Yorks St

first_imgThe night before the parade Varadkar visited the Stonewall Memorial in New York. It’s the home of the Stonewall Riots which triggered a wave of gay and lesbian rights movements around the world.My first visit to the Stonewall monument. Really proud to be here #StPatricksDay pic.twitter.com/JOjlpMnbrf— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) March 16, 2018Talking LGBTI with PenceThe Irish Taoiseach said he had brought up LGBTI rights in his meeting with VP Pence, who is notoriously anti-LGBTI.‘I did privately manage to speak to them about equality and my support for equal rights for women and the LGBT community here in America and also in Ireland,’ Varadkar told reporters.‘They were very well briefed, they knew about my personal story, knew that my partner was living in Chicago.‘They said both Matt and I would be very welcome into their home in the future.’On LGBT rights Leo Varadkar says he spoke to Mike Pence about it and the VP invited him to bring his partner Matt to visit next St Patrick’s Day pic.twitter.com/BFuxF12jSa— Sean Defoe (@SeanDefoe) March 16, 2018 Leo Varadkar and Michael Barrett in New York. | Photo: Twitter/@ruairimckiernan Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Leo Varadkar joined in the parade with his partner, Matt Barrett, after a visit to the US where he met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.His participation in the event is notable because it was only two years that a ban LGBTI groups marching was lifted.Varadkar told media before he marched that he was very proud to join in the parade.‘I’m going to be able to march in the parade now with my partner which is something that is a sign of change and a sign of great diversity, not just in Ireland but among the great community here as well,’ he said.Taoiseach @campaignforleo with partner Matt in #stpatricksday parade pic.twitter.com/TbtEJym4t9— Suzanne Lynch (@suzannelynch1) March 17, 2018The Irish and its diaspora worldwide celebrate St Patrick’s Day which honors the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. The openly gay Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) has made history after he marched in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Mike Pence meets gay, Irish PM but bans media from meetingMike Pence says he’s ‘proud’ that his hometown is hosting it’s first PrideGay Irish leader Leo Varadkar condemns Catholic Church’s ‘legacy’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-irish-pm-partner-make-history-new-yorks-st-patricks-day-march/last_img read more

Passenger bus private car crash outside Mahahual

first_imgMahahual, Q.R. — A passenger bus crashed during the early morning hours of Thursday leaving two people injured.The crash happened on the Chetumal-Felipe Carrillo Puerto highway at the crossing to Mahahual. Police have yet to release details of the crash, only that the passenger bus collided with a private car.The car was completely destroyed and its two occupants, a male and a female, were seriously injured. Both have been taken to hospital in Chetumal.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Deal Alert Samsung 128GB EVO Select microSD Card Drops to Just 1999

first_img Share Tweet Submit Samsung has dropped the price of its EVO Select microSD card to just $19.99. For that money you get 128GB of storage to play around with.Do you have a phone, tablet, drone or even an action camera that is constantly running out of space? You can expand your gadget’s memory to 128GB right now for a measly price of just $19.99, courtesy Samsung.The microSD card on sale is from Samsung’s EVO Select lineup which can be highly trusted and is extremely reliable. You get up to 100MB/s read speeds and 90MB/s writes. It’s Class 10 meaning that you can expect everything to be zippy regardless of what you throw at it.If you are going to use this microSD card for 4K video recording, you’re well covered here. This also means that this card is perfect for drones and action cameras, apart from a phone or tablet.Up to 100MB/s & 90MB/s read & write speeds respectively; Class 10 UHS 3; Durability: 10,000 mating cyclesHigh-performance for 4K UHD video recording, high resolution pictures, mobile gaming and music, for use in Smartphones, Drones, Android Tablets, Tablet PCs, Action Cameras, DSLRs and moreIncludes: Full-Size adapter for use in Cameras and Laptop/Desktop ComputersTo wrap things up, there is an SD card adapter right inside the package so you can use the microSD card wherever you like. Yes, you can even use this card inside a DSLR if you like, all thanks to that aforementioned adapter.Buy Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter – Was $25, now just $19.99last_img read more

Update Reward offered for info in prominent businessmans murder

first_imgElandslaagte detectives have offered a reward of up to R50,000 to anyone who may have information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of suspects responsible for the murder of Mr Aboobaker ‘Baboo’ Omarjee.Mr Omarjee was shot and killed in what is suspected to have been an attempted robbery on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28.He and his son were travelling back from the Madevu Store to Ladysmith and while dropping off staff members, they came under fire by unknown gunmen. The gunmen approached from two sides, firing at the bakkie.Mr Omarjee Snr was shot while shielding his son from bullets. A security vehicle following the Omarjees opened fire on the suspects, driving them away. Mr Omarjee Jnr rushed his injured father to La Verna Hospital, where his father was declared DOA (dead on arrival) by a hospital doctor. A case of murder was opened at Elandslaagte police station for investigation.A suspect has since been arrested for the murder. Information received by police led to a 22-year-old man being taken in for questioning on Thursday, May 14. The suspect was charged and has appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court. He was remanded into custody pending further investigations.Detectives are hard at work tracing the suspects who are still at large.Police now appeal to anyone who may have information that could assist in the investigation to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Philokuhle Mvelase, on 036-421-1733 / 073-269-9108 or Crime Stop on 08600-10111. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more