Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. bayleyCharlotte Flairdaniel bryanKevin Owens First Published: August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM IST Tuesday night’s SmackDown, that continued the brand’s journey towards the upcoming pay-per-view Clash of Champions, saw the Daniel Bryan, Rowan and Roman Reigns feud continue, and the Randy Orton-Kofi Kingston angle got more heat as well. The evening also saw Kevin Owens battle Elias and Apollo Crew feud with Andrade to see who would advance in the next round of the King of the Rings tournament.Randy Orton kicked off the show speaking about his attack on Big E and Xavier Woods on Raw, relishing the fact that his attack ended with Woods being hospitalised. Kingston was soon out, and leveled Orton with a Trouble in Paradise. While he teased injuring Orton’s ankle, The Revival’s Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder made the save. While the WWE Champion laid them out with chair shots, Orton was able to escape. The evening also saw Daniel Bryan vowing to expose Buddy Murphy as a liar before a match scheduled between the two. Murphy answered with a big knee to the face as soon as the bell rand and nearly scored an upset. While the to and fro continued with the crowd heavily invested in Murphy, late in the match, the Australian wrestler evaded interference from Rowan, blasted Bryan with a knee to the face and ended the match with the Murphy’s Law for the biggest victory of his career yet.Here’s what else happened on WWE SmackDown:King of the Ring First Round — Andrade defeated Apollo via pinfall after a hammerlock DDT.The Revival defeated Heavy Machinery via pinfall after a schoolboy pin. The evening also saw Charlotte Flair as the guest on “A Moment of Bliss segment. Flair took shots at Bayley, until the SmackDown Women’s Champion came out to accept a challenge from Flair.Chad Gable cut a backstage promo about his underdog status in King of the Ring. The evening also saw Sami Zayn being the guest on “Miz TV” where he addressed his losing streak and the “parasites” in the crowd. Soon enough, the Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura came out and after a bit of back-and-forth banter the trio, Nakamura laid out The Miz with multiple Kinshasas.Finally, Kevin Owens was seen talking to Shane McMahon backstage, saying he realized how bad the USD 100,000 fine he’d been handed last week was for his family and asking McMahon to reconsider. McMahon said he was reconsidering his judgment and the fine, but would fire Owens should he ever lay his hands on another WWE official. This ended with Elias defeating Kevin Owens via pinfall in the King of the Ring First Round match, following a fast count by McMahon, who came to ringside in the middle of the match to eventually, insert himself as the official.
Mohamed Salah scored a last-minute winner as Egypt came from behind to end Tunisia’s 100 percent record in African Nations Cup qualifying with a 3-2 win in Alexandria on Friday.Morocco beat Cameroon 2-0 in Casablanca and are now one point from a place in next year’s finals while tiny Burundi moved a step closer to qualification for the first time with a 5-2 away win over South Sudan.Egypt and Tunisia had already secured their places at the finals by making sure of the top two spots in Group J but their clash was still bristling with tension after last week’s victory for Tunisian club Esperance over Cairo’s Al Ahly in the African Champions League final.Also Read – Neymar penalty hands Brazil 1-0 win over Uruguay in international friendlyNaim Sliti scored the opener for Tunisia after 13 minutes but Egypt were level at the break after Mahmoud Trezeguet Hassan equalised with a deflected shot.Baher El Mohamady put Egypt ahead with a 59th-minute header but fellow defender Ahmed Hegazy handed Sliti the chance to score his second with a poor clearance 18 minutes from time.Salah, who had a quiet match, then produced yet another last-gasp winner for his country in the 90th minute with a deft chip over the goalkeeper after a quick interchange of passes.Also read – England cruise to 3-0 win over USA in Wayne Rooney farewell matchTunisia remained top of the group on the head-to-head countback with both countries on 12 points from five matches. Egypt have now won four matches since the World Cup in Russia under new coach Javier Aguirre.advertisementA hat-trick from Abdul Razak Fiston inspired Burundi to a comfortable win over South Sudan in Juba and top place in Group C with nine points from five games.Mali, on eight points, and Gabon, with seven, meet in Libreville on Saturday in the penultimate round of matches.Also Read – Referee, who asked captains to play rock-paper-scissors for kick-off, bannedBurundi, reinforced in recent matches by Saido Berahino’s decision to switch international allegiance from England, would need a result at home to Gabon in their last qualifier in March to finish in the top two places and book a place in June’s finals in Cameroon.Berahino and Cedric Hamissi scored Burundi’s other goals while Atak Lual and Dominic Aboy Koni got South Sudan’s first goals of the campaign, although they remained without any points.Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech netted a 54th-minute penalty and struck with a shot from outside the box 12 minutes later to settle the heavyweight clash against Cameroon in Casablanca.Cameroon are playing preliminaries despite qualifying for the tournament as hosts.Nations Cup qualifying continues across Africa on Saturday and Sunday with more countries set to join Cameroon, Egypt, Madagascar, Senegal and Tunisia in the 24-team finals line-up.Also Watch –
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have fined Dimuth Karunaratne $7,000 after the test captain’s arrest on Sunday for a drink-driving accident violated the terms of his player contract, the country’s governing body said on Wednesday.The driver injured in the accident in Colombo was later discharged from hospital and Karunaratne was released on bail. The batsman later produced himself in court and also apologised for his actions as SLC began its own inquiry into the incident.pic.twitter.com/vi32n2C33R Dimuth Karunaratne (@IamDimuth) April 1, 2019″Sri Lanka Cricket decided to impose a fine of $7,000 on Dimuth Karunaratne after the player was found to have violated the ‘Player Contractual Obligation’ entered into with SLC,” the board said in a statement.”However, considering Karunaratne’s earlier track record, where he has maintained a very high professional standard as a player, SLC will not take further action against him.”Karunaratne captained Sri Lanka when they became the first Asian team to win a test series in South Africa last month.Also Read | Shouldn’t be putting Pant under pressure by comparing him to Dhoni: Kapil DevAlso Read | International Cricket Council to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruptionAlso Read | Ricky Ponting wants Alex Carey as Australia wicketkeeper at ICC World CupAlso Watch | What is wrong with their culture? Sangakkara, Styris discuss RCB’s poor start to IPL 2019
New Delhi: Cricketers, current and former, shared New Zealand’s pain on losing the World Cup title on boundary countback with tournament top-scorer Rohit Sharma asking for a “serious look” into the rule, which was slammed as “absurd” by several former players. In a pulsating encounter on Sunday night at the Lord’s, England was adjudged the winners of the World Cup on the basis of their superior boundary count – 22 fours and two sixes — to New Zealand’s 16 after the epic final, and also the ensuing Super Over, ended in a tie. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”Some rules in cricket definitely needs (sic) a serious look in,” tweeted Rohit on Monday. Rohit amassed 648 runs in the tournament, including five centuries, before India were knocked out in the semifinal stage. Former India opener Gautam Gambhir, who is now a parliamentarian, lambasted the ICC for the “ridiculous” rule. Gambhir’s former teammate Yuvraj Singh also disagreed with the rule. Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris called the ICC a joke. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty”Nice work @ICC … you are a joke!!!,” he wrote. Indian spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi was also scathing in his criticism of the ICC rules. Former Australian pacer Brett Lee called for a change in the rule. “I’ve got to say that it’s a horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change,” he tweeted. Former Black Caps all-rounder Dion Nash said he felt cheated after the finals. “The Cricket World Cup final with 22 heroes and no winner”, read a headline as media in New Zealand commended the team and condemned the rules that “robbed” the Black Caps of a maiden title triumph. “Cricket World Cup final: Boundary countback robs Black Caps of victory”, read the headline of an article in the stuff.co.nz. The headline of the top sports story of ‘New Zealand Herald’ read: “Any Given Monday: The Cricket World Cup final with 22 heroes and no winner.” “Should England have got five, not six runs for overthrows?” questioned another piece in the newspaper.
Colombo: Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism as the existing ones are not adequate to deal with terror attacks like the massive Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. Recalling that three months have passed after the country’s worst terror attacks that killed 258 people at three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo on April 21, Wickremesinghe said after the suicide bombings, everyone feared that the country would collapse. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”There was a great fear among people. That’s why we first decided to detain all terrorists by police and prosecute them. Secondly, we need to bring a new system to ensure the country’s security so that this does not happen again,” he was quoted as saying by the ColomboPage. Speaking at an event held in Matara to mark the 97th International Cooperative Day, the premier said even before two months after the attacks, for which police have blamed a local jihadi group, all the living suspects linked to the terrorist attacks including the ones living abroad have been arrested. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsSri Lankan police have detained about 200 suspects in connection with supporting the local National Thowheed Jama’ath group to carry out the bombings and are investigating them under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and it is only the first step, the prime minister said. “Till now we faced LTTE terrorism. But this is different. Capturing the group connected to Easter Sunday’s attacks will not end this kind of terrorism. We cannot face the ISIS terrorism by looking at the LTTE terrorism. We need to think a new strategy. New laws are needed and these laws need to be changed,” he said. Pointing out that in England the laws dealing with terrorism had been amended 15 times between 2001 and 2019, the prime minister said the existing laws in Sri Lanka are not adequate to deal with this kind of terrorism. He said the laws will be brought requiring the Customs, Immigration and Emigration Department, Motor Vehicle Department and number of other departments to work together and the government is working on drafting laws necessary to prevent terrorism and getting them passed.
Kolkata: Delhi’s Honey Baisoya may not have matched his score of 64 from the first two rounds but the 22-year-old, in his own words, came up with his most satisfying effort of the week on day three, a five-under-65 that helped him extend his lead at the inaugural Bengal Open Golf Championship on Thursday. Honey (64-64-65), the overnight leader by one, is now two shots ahead of the field at 17-under-193 going into the final round of the 2019 TATA Steel PGTI season’s fourth event. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherBangladesh’s Badal Hossain (63-66-66), moved from overnight tied second to sole second as a result of his 66 on Thursday that took his total to 15-under-195 at the Rs. 30 lakh event. Badal’s compatriot Md Zamal Hossain Mollah also made waves by matching the tournament’s best round of 62, earlier shot by first round leader Karan Pratap Singh of Faridabad. Zamal thus took a flight from overnight tied 39th to 12th place at 11-under-199. Baisoya made a positive start on day three with a birdie on the first but then had a bumpy ride till the 13th as he kept missing fairways. Baisoya’s first setback came on the third where he three-putted from six feet for a double-bogey. But despite his hitting form deserting him, Honey still managed birdies on the fourth, sixth and seventh courtesy some high-quality approach shots and putting. The six-time winner on the PGTI made a couple of fabulous recoveries from the trees to bogey the ninth and extract a birdie on the 13th. He also registered two good par saves on the 11th and 12th. Baisoya finally ended the day on a high by making birdies on the 14th, 15th and 17th after landing his wedge shots within five feet on all three occasions. Badal Hossain struck a second straight 66 after making seven birdies and three bogeys to stay in the hunt for his maiden PGTI title. He made six birdie conversions from a range of 10 feet but had a disappointing three-putt bogey on the 17th that pushed him two shots behind the leader. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenDelhi’s Rashid Khan, the winner in Chittagong last week, had a flying start with birdies on the first three holes. However, on the back-nine he posted two birdies and two bogeys to end up with a 67 and therefore slip one spot to tied third at 14-under-196. Rashid, whose last four rounds had been error-free, continues to be in contention for back-to-back titles in two weeks. Pune-based Udayan Mane carded a 64 to climb eight places and join Rashid in tied third. Shankar Das (64) was the highest-placed Kolkata golfer in tied fifth. Das shared fifth place with round one leader Karan Pratap Singh (68) of Faridabad at 13-under-197. Md Zamal Hossain Mollah struck it well to set up an eagle on the starting 10th and six other birdies en route his spectacular 62. He also drained as many as three putts from a range of 10 to 20 feet. Kolkata’s Sunit Chowrasia (68) outscored his legendary uncle SSP Chawrasia (69) as the duo played in the same group for the first time in a professional event. Sunit closed the day in tied 17th at eight-under-202 while SSP was a further shot back in tied 23rd.
Rabat – A new picture shows King Mohammed VI in a ‘selfie’ with an unidentified person.The picture, which was posted (again) by Soufiane El Bahri, the owner of a Facebook page devoted to the King Mohammed and the royal family, shows the Moroccan monarch in ‘selfie’ mode in the Zorlu Center Mall in the Turkish city of Istanbul.This is the second time King Mohammed VI appears in a selfie. Back in September, the king appeared in a selfie with a Moroccan citizen in France.The picture shows the Moroccan monarch wearing casual clothes away from any royal protocol.
00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 Five faculty members at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business could be facing lengthy suspensions without pay after a tribunal released a report looking into allegations of harassment and discrimination.A three person tribunal was created in 2010 under the university’s anti-discrimination policy to look into a dispute inside the school, surrounding then-dean Paul Bates.When Bates took over the position in 2004 it was met with animosity from some faculty members who believed he didn’t have enough academic experience to take over the role.The tribunals report outlines two groups within DeGroote, one consisting of faculty with academic backgrounds and the other with business backgrounds. Each accused the other of harrassment.Complaints against Bates were dismissed. but the tribunal found three members from the group who wanted to see Bates removed from his position as dean should receive lengthy suspensions without pay or benefits. Two others should receive reduced, but still lengthy suspensions without pay, and a sixth faculty member should receive a formal written reprimand.It seems the President of the university plans to follow through on these recommendations. In a statement released this morning he writes:“I fully accept the tribunal’s findings, including the various orders and recommendations, and have already begun the process of implementing the recommended sanctions and other remedies.”There are many things that remain unclear. The university won’t say how long a lengthy suspension is and the tribunal has not released the names of any of the faculty members who will be reprimanded.The university says arrangements are being made to make sure there is no impact on the students in the school but didn’t specify if new staff members would have to be hired to replace those suspended.
QUEBEC — Hundreds of shoppers waited in line for the opening of Ikea’s 14th Canadian warehouse in Quebec City.Some even withstood the overnight rain to be among the first the enter the furniture warehouse retailer and the chance to receive a gift card.The retailer upgraded its presence in Quebec City by replacing Canada’s first pick up and order point with the country’s 14th warehouse.A company spokeswoman says the success of the smaller location that opened in December 2015 and market research convinced the Swedish chain to return to the city with a full store 22 years after a franchised retail location closed in 1996 before the Ikea Group entered the Canadian market.The Quebec City store will employ more than 280 people in addition to some 500 indirect jobs created during construction.Founded in 1943, the Scandinavian retailer has 357 stores in more than 29 countries, including about a dozen in Canada that attracted 28 million shoppers last year.
Social media companies and the Government have been under pressure to act following the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell in 2017. The schoolgirl’s family found material relating to depression and suicide when they looked at her Instagram account following her death.The Online Harms white paper sets out a new statutory duty of care to make companies take more responsibility for the safety of their users and tackle harm caused by content or activity on their services. Compliance with this duty of care will be overseen and enforced by an independent regulator.Failure to fulfil this duty of care will result in enforcement action such as a company fine or individual liability on senior management. On content promoting suicide and self-harm, he said: “The progress so far is ok but we need to do more and in particular we need to make sure the companies can find the material that is damaging and dangerous to young people and promotes self-harm and we have an independent body like the Samaritans that are funded to be able to be arbiter of what should and shouldn’t be taken down.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Matt Hancock today hosted a round table with social media companies Instagram has agreed to remove content promoting eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia after being challenged by the Health Secretary. Matt Hancock today hosted a round table with social media companies to discuss online harms including suicide, eating disorders and anti-vaccination messages. Instagram, the image sharing app, said it is taking action to remove harmful content which encourages eating disorders in vulnerable teenagers.The tech companies also agreed to pay the Samaritans hundreds of thousands of pounds to help them remove content promoting suicide. Mr Hancock told Sky News: “I feel the tech companies are starting to get the message, they’re starting to take action – but there’s much more to do. “Today the meeting was called to be about the promotion of self-harm and suicide material, but we also spoke about tackling eating disorders and some anti-vaccination messages which are so important to tackle to ensure they do not get prevalance online.”
This gorgeous video of teenagers jumping into Dublin’s Grand Canal got a lot of attention this week. Elaine Ward brought up a slightly terrifying urban myth about the canal: How come the video didn’t mention ‘The Pike’ both my husband and dad refer to swimming in the canals as kids and talk about this mythical pike which according to my husband was the size of a small whale. Nobody ever caught it but everybody saw it and apparently it stills swims the canal – it’s called ‘The General’. Course that would make it 35 years old at least but sure maybe all the rubbish/chemicals in the canal turned it into superfish :)Dell announced it is creating 300 jobs in Dublin this week – but a former Limerick mayor warned of the problems the city faced after the computer giant closed in 2009, with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Matthew Costelloe explained how bad it was: Its true. I left limerick in 2011 and the fall out since dells departure has been devastating. There wasn’t one young person in limerick who hadn’t worked there fulltime/part time or for a summer. That 1900 doesn’t include the almost 1000 jobs that serviced dell but didn’t work directly for them. The government were to slow to move on dell because the threat of them moving had been on the table since 06. No effort was made to bring multi nationals to limerick as the government were pushing the east coast so much to justify the new terminal in Dublin. I think unemployment in limerick is around 28% the last time I checked and with Shannon airport struggling it seems like the forgotten city. Sad.A new bill currently working its way through the Oireachtas will spell big changes for the taxi industry. There was a big debate about the current state of the taxi sector. Shane O’Connor explained the work that his dad does: I know we have had our fair share of incidents with taxi drivers, whether it be a constant spout of verbal diarrhoea or just utter ignorance and rudeness but please don’t tar them all with the same brush. My father is a taxi driver and is a hard working and honest man. He would go out of his way to take my friends home on nights out and not charge them a penny, make sure his elderly customers were looked after and always made himself available for people who were badly stuck. So please, before you start a rant on how taxi drivers are this and that, just remember that they are not all cut from the same cloth.“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.”A study out this week found that one quarter of households in rural Ireland have had someone emigrate since the recession hit. Edmond J Hickey was pragmatic about his children emigrating: My two daughters emigrated to Australia last year – it took me quite a long time to persuade them it was for the best. I am very glad to report that I was right. They are both happy and enjoying life – they are appreciated in their employment, paid well and free from the exploitation they were subjected to here.Best part is that I now have a valid reason to exit this country on a regular basis.With Skype, Viber, Tango, FaceTime etc, I probably speak far more often to my girls than if they lived here.When Paddy Hughes, a popular member of staff at Blanchardstown Hospital died two years ago, his colleagues paid tribute by creating this memorial made up of foreign currency which he had been an avid collector of. Eric Wrafter had known Paddy: Paddy used to call me brother Eric. We got on great and always had a chat. He passed away after I moved to the UK, but my friends and I still talk about him when we meet. He is sorely missed. Rip brother paddy.The 6 most popular comments this week (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland) 1. First up this week, Eric Davies got 1,542 thumbs for this comment on motor tax:easy way to stop non payment of road tax is to scrap it altogether and put a fixed amount on every litre of petrol instead, that way those who use the roads more, pay more. those with bigger fuel hungrey vehicles pay more, those with smaller more efficent cars pay less. either way it saves a lot 2. Deirdre Ní Chon Carriage got 1,429 thumbs up for her comment on the article about the man who died running the half marathon in the Phoenix Park last week: So very sad. Out doing something so selfless, hope that can bring some peace to his family. R.I.P xx3. Sharon Larkin got 1,231 thumbs up for her comment on the piece about 10 ways the bank guarantee changed our lives, disagreeing with one of the suggestions in the article: From superquinn to super value? More like dunnes to lidl/aldi4. On the same article, Nelly got 1,227 thumbs up for this change in recent years (thanks Nelly!): Then- Buying newspapersNow -the journal online :)5. A lot of people agreed with Mary Crimmins, who got 1,059 thumbs up for this comment on an article about a man who had his face slashed in an attack in Dublin city centre during the week: Pond life becoming more prevalent. There’s a lot to be said for castration.6. Finally, Peter Ryan got 1,042 thumbs up for this comment about the backlash against Arthur’s Day: Its fake, cringeworthy and its Diageo making a fool of people. EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by our readers over the past seven days.This week there was a lot of talk about Arthur’s Day, Nairobi, industrial action by teachers, anti-eviction protests, assisted suicide, the upcoming referendums and student grants.So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Poll: Do you believe in global warming? (323 comments) 2. Poll: Do you agree with the ASTI’s plan for industrial action? (257 comments)3. Child beauty pageant goes ahead in Monaghan (248 comments)5 = ASTI chief: Teachers have had enough (236 comments)5 = Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack (236 comments)Some of the best comments left on the site this week(Wanderley Massafelli/Photocall Ireland) If you have chocolate AND a bag of crisps, which do you eat first? That was a dilemma we put forward at the start of this week. Thefunnyman had probably the most accurate answer: Chocolate then crisps then guilt.
Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be. WHEN WILL SMITH was filming hit movies such as “Men in Black 3,” “Ali,” and “The Pursuit of Happiness”, he wasn’t slumming it off the set.In fact, the actor was quite comfortable in his one-of-a-kind, two-story trailer nicknamed “The Heat”.The 1,200-square-foot mobile home rests on 22 wheels, features 14 TV screens, has more than €20,000 worth of leather, and up €90,000 worth of technology.The cost for the entire trailer on steroids? A whopping €1.8 million.But if you want to rent “The Heat” and live like Will Smith, it will only cost you €6,500 a week.HGTV “Celebrity Motor Homes” recently went inside the luxurious trailer and showed off all of the crazy amenities. Watch the full video here. A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader Meet Ron Fisher, the SoftBank executive who awarded WeWork a $47 billion valuation months before it delayed its $10 billion IPO Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide
Poll Results: YesNoVote Yes (1472) No (3754) NEWS THAT THE Reform Alliance is holding a national conference in Dublin on 25 January will fuel more talk of a new political party being formed. The grouping of former Fine Gael TDs and senators has been much-speculated about since it formed last year with talk that a new party could be officially established after the local and European elections later this year. Opinion polls show in some cases nearly a third of the electorate is undecided, but does this mean there is a new political party needed or does it just demonstrate that people are fed-up and/or apathetic about Irish politicians? Today, we want to know: Does Ireland need a new political party?
With the Nintendo 3DS handheld out in less than 2 months, many gamers will be asking themselves whether to buy or wait for the 2nd generation of the device. And who can blame them? Look at the DS which got multiple design updates and improvements.But according to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the 3DS will be undergoing no such revisions. The reason? There just isn’t any room for manoeuvre inside the device.In the latest Iwata Asks Q&A the “make it thinner” request from gamers over the years is discussed. Changes in materials used and the miniaturization of components has made that possible in previous generations of hardware. But when it comes to the 3DS, that’s not the case. Iwata explains:The first thing (Nobuo) Nagai-san (Nintendo General Manager, Manufacturing Division), who’s in charge at the Uji plant, said to me when he looked over the designs for Nintendo 3DS before mass production began was “This time it’s fully packed right from the start.” There is therefore no “short-term” plan to make a more compact version of the 3DS. Iwata adds:That’s why we don’t have any short-term plans for creating a more compact version of Nintendo 3DS like we did with Nintendo DS Lite. So unless some major material breakthrough happens, or several of the components in the 3DS, which are already as compact as can be, somehow get smaller, the 3DS will remain in its launch configuration going forward.Read more at Iwata Asks, via CVGMatthew’s OpinionSo this isn’t just Iwata trying to get us to buy a 3DS now rather than waiting. What he’s saying is, every component in the 3DS is as small as it can be at the moment, but at the same time there is no space left inside the device. In other words, if one of those components is miniaturized further it doesn’t matter, it would take several components to get smaller before they could even think about making the 3DS more compact.Even if such compacting happens, and soon, Nintendo won’t update the 3DS for at least 12 months in my opinion. So the choice really comes down to: do I want to own a 3DS before the middle of 2012 or not? And even if you wait it may just be new colors you get the option of, not a thinner device.
Greece will need to adopt new austerity measures to the tune of 6.7 billion euros from 2014 to 2016 in order to make its fiscal adjustment targets, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday. This is 2.6 billion euros more than foreseen in the agreement between Athens and its creditors for additional interventions in the 2015-2016 period, as there was no provision for new measures next year.The IMF report on international fiscal progress said that Greece’s further adjustment up to 2016 “will require additional measures, including the profits from tax administration equal to 3.5 percent of gross domestic product,” which in absolute figures amounts to 6.7 billion euros.The Finance Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday evening in which it avoided making a direct comment on the report, but said that it also made no comment when the IMF had adopted “erroneous statements and assessments in drafting the original Economic Policy Program for our country.”The IMF further reiterated its view that an additional haircut in the official sector is required for the Greek debt to drop below 124 percent of GDP by 2020.Likewise, the State Budget Office of the Greek Parliament issued a report ion Wednesday on the course of the public debt, saying that “a new loan agreement for the bridging of the fiscal gap would only offer a temporary solution for one or two years.” It added that the debt “will not enter a reduction course and become sustainable by 2022 exclusively with national saving efforts.“It is an illusion to expect that the country will return to the markets after 2014 to cover on normal terms the needs for the refinancing of the debt plus any extraordinary requirements. The debt arithmetics are against us,” it said.The report went on to recommend that “the write-off of part of the debt by the the European Union and the eurozone would create a new situation.”The managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling added on Wednesday that once the current program ends in mid-2014 Greece will need more help from its friends. He denied any talk of a 50-year bond, noting that the maturing of Greece’s debt through the ESM is already at 30 years.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
“Every stone unturned is a missed opportunity,” said Greek Ambassador to Australia, Haris Dafaranos about the potential of Greeks abroad during his visit to Newcastle. This week, during OXI Day celebrations at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles in Hamilton, the Ambassador took the time to honour Greeks from “all walks of life” and their continuing contributions to business and the Australian economy. Highlighting the strong Greek community in Newcastle, Mr Dafaranos made reference to the economic trade relations Newcastle has helped foster between the two countries. “As you know Greece is counting very much on all the people who live overseas,” he said. “Newcastle is a dynamic port and a very important outlet for coal exports. “We are happy that the Greek shipping is a very important part of the business of transporting Australian exports overseas.” The importance of growing the education industry of the country was also highlighted, with M Dafaranos suggesting a continuous dialogue between Greece and Australia through it’s academics would benefit both countries greatly. “We would love to have the opportunity to have more co-operation with our academics of Greek origin with the focus to have more scholarships and more scientific co-operation with Greece.” Source: Newcastle Herald Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:edwin astwood, josephine connolly, LONG BAY HIGH SCHOOL, salt cay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jan 2016 – When the Member of Parliament for Salt Cay and At Large Member native to Salt Cay pointed out subpar treatment there, they revealed a number of situations unfair to residents on the tiny island. Hon Edwin Astwood said one teacher/principal at the government school is unacceptable. Astwood pointed out during House debate Monday that the school and its six students deserve the same treatment as Long Bay High, which is new with 200 students. Hon Josephine Connolly was vocal about the condition of the steps to board the ferry commuting between Grand Turk and Salt Cay. The Deputy House speaker said its dilapidated and has been for too long posing a dangerous inconvenience. Premier Hon Rufus responded with agreement and promise. A commitment from the Education Minister, he said to get another educator at the Mary Robinson school. The Premier expressed that the rebuild of the dock steps is long overdue and will be repaired soon. Change is on the horizon says PDM Leader Sharlene Cartwright Robinson Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Overgrown bush moved by MPs and TCEM Recommended for you
Kolkata: In a tragic incident, a woman died after being electrocuted at Tapan in South Dinajpur.The victim, Poli Mondal (22), was found lying on the road adjacent to her house on Sunday evening after she was electrocuted.It happened when she touched an electrical post.Locals rushed the victim to a hospital in Balurghat where the doctors pronounced her brought dead.According to police, the victim’s husband Antim Mondal is a farmer by profession.They applied for a new electrical connection around six months ago. It was alleged that they did not receive any connection. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePolice came to know after interrogating the locals that they took connection by illegally tapping power line.The woman might have tried to tap the power line on Sunday when she somehow got electrocuted.Police have started a probe in this regard. They are, however, to confirm the exact cause of her death.They are probing if she was electrocuted while tapping the power lines or there is any other reasonbehind her death.During interrogation, the victim’s husband confessed that they were involved in the corrupt practice of tapping power lines only because they were denied a new connection.He alleged that they applied for a new connection six months ago but they were yet to get a connection.Police are also verifying the statement of the deceased’s husband.
In September 2017, Liliane Henriette Charlotte Bettencourt passed away. As reported by Forbes, at the time of her death she was the richest woman on the planet, with an estimated wealth of around $44 billion, and was also one of the major shareholders of L’Oréal. A major figure in the fashion industry, Bettencourt was often talked about by the media, but the most sensational and controversial stories regarding L’Oréal actually concerned her father, as shocking reports revealed that he was an anti-Semite, an anti-Republican, and a Nazi sympathizer.Liliane’s father, Eugène Schueller, was the founder of L’Oréal. He was also a writer and political activist, once making the following astonishing statement in his book, Le révolution de l’économie: “We must rip from men’s hearts the childish concepts of liberty, equality, and even fraternity.”Drawing representing Liliane Bettencourt on a replica bank note. Photo by Filip Markiewicz CC BY-SA 3.0Born in March 1881, in the French capital city of Paris, Schueller studied at the Institut de Chimie Appliquée de Paris. An adept chemist, he went on to work in a laboratory as an assistant, but later took an interest in the beauty and cosmetics industry after being tasked with developing a non-toxic hair dye.Schueller used his own expertise and academic background to develop a suitable hair dye and then decided to form his own company to market and sell his creation.He called the company ‘Société française de teintures inoffensives pour cheveux’ (the French Company of Inoffensive Hair Dyes), but later renamed it as L’Oréal.The French beauty and personal care brand is known all over the worldOutside of his scientific interests, Schueller was a keen follower of current affairs and politics. He took a keen interest in socialism and even joined the Freemasons.Eager to influence the world around him, he made appearances on radio shows and wrote books and articles with the aim of persuading people to adhere to his own ideology.One of Schueller’s suggestions was the concept of eliminating standard salaries and starting to pay workers based on how productive they actually were. He was a real believer in the idea of intelligent, skillful, hard-working people being rewarded for their efforts and treated with greater respect than the rest.L’Oreal store in the prestigious Baixa district of Lisbon, Portugal on November 23, 2013As time went by, his political opinions began to evolve, eventually reaching a point where he was in favor of dictatorships.So, when a Jewish socialist named Léon Blum became French Prime Minister in the 1930s and started talking about five-day work weeks and wage rises for all, as well as paid vacations, Schueller was outraged.As revealed in the New Yorker, Schueller decided to join forces with ‘La Cagoule’, a very violent, fascist, anti-semitic, and anti-communist group.With the money raised by his ever-evolving cosmetics empire, Schueller offered to support the group for terrorist attacks like assassinations and bombings, as well as giving them places to meet in his own company offices.Anti-Wrinkle Day, Night and Eyes Cream studio shoot. The L’Oréal Group is the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company. L’Oréal Group has its head office in the Centre Eugène Schueller in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, near Paris.Then, when World War II broke out and the Germans occupied France, Schueller was revealed to actually be quite supportive of men like Hitler and Mussolini.Again, his own political views began to become even more extreme and supportive of the Nazis, with the L’Oréal boss actually becoming friends with Nazi officers and investing in various German companies.When the war ended, like a lot of people who had sympathized with the Nazis, Schueller paid the price for his actions. In November 1946, he was called into court and charged with collaboration.However, when the evidence was closely examined, no real records could be found of Schueller helping the Nazis. Instead, witnesses claimed that he had supported the French Resistance and helped to keep Jewish people safe.The case against Schueller was ultimately dismissed, but many people believed that he had used his own influence and money to feign innocence. Interestingly, in the years following the case, various former members of La Cagoule were given well-paying jobs in Schueller’s company, suggesting that his fascist beliefs were still just as strong as ever.Read another story from us: Hunter for Nazi Gold Train Finds Renaissance Wall Portraits InsteadSchueller passed away in 1957, leaving his business and his fortune to Liliane, who was his only child. Liliane served as director of the company but never really took an active role with L’Oréal.She was known for her generosity, donating huge sums of money to the arts, education, and medical causes. Interestingly, however, she married André Betencourt, a politician who was also a member of La Cagoule.
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