India have lost the bilateral ODI series against Australia after their bowlers and lower-order batsmen misfired in the first four matches, but Virat Kohli is determined to end the campaign on a a high.The 27-year-old with two fifties and two successive hundreds is the leading run-scorer (373) in the series. But he said the personal milestones mattered little when the team kept losing one game after the other.Ahead of the final ODI against Australia at the Sydney Crickeyt Ground tomorrow, Kohli said it hurt when the team lost despite playing well but reiterated that his team-mates were determined to finish off well.”It hurts when you play well and (still) lose,” Kohli told the media today. “I still feel like a club cricketer and want to win every game.”Kohli has tried his best to win every game for India. He was involved in a double-century stand with Rohit Sharma in Perth, added century stands with Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan in Brisbane and Melbourne before rattling up a 212-run partnership with Dhawan in Canberra – on the last occasion, India were cruising along on a record chase of 349 but lost nine wickets for 46 runs in a space of 12 overs.India need to win the last match of the series if they have to retain their second spot in the ICC ODI rankings and Kohli said the team was motivated to put up a good show tomorrow.But it could easier said than done given India’s fragile middle-order. Barring Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, the others have not been up to the mark. To make matters worse, the consistent Ajinkya Rahane will miss tomorrow’s match after splitting the webbing on his right hand on Wednesday.advertisement”The guys are motivated and they want to win badly. Just need a bit more experience to close games in our favour,” Kohli said.But the experience won’t come overnight. Manish Pandey, who is certain to replace Rahane, will need to grab this opportunity with both hands and show that he belongs.Kohli also lauded team director Ravi Shastri for his “massive contribution.””Ravi Shastri has helped me more as a batsman and never interfered with my captaincy,” he said.
YanamalaVijayawada, Aug 4 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh stands to lose Rs 4,700 crore revenue per annum once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill comes into force, state finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said here today, even as he welcomed its passage in the Rajya Sabha.”Andhra Pradesh government welcomes the passage of GST Bill in Rajya Sabha. The Telugu Desam (TDP) government has always supported taxation reforms and we supported the GST Bill in the larger interest of the country,” he said in a statement this afternoon.Asserting that TDP, during its earlier regime, supported the Value-Added Tax (VAT) system, the minister blamed the Congress for creating obstacles in the passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill and delaying it by 26 months.”A single tax system is beneficial both for the country and the states. I hope the proposed GST Council will take care of issues like revenue neutral rate, threshold amount and disputes between Centre-states and inter-state,” the minister said.Yanamala said since Andhra Pradesh would stand to lose Rs 23,500 crore over five years because of GST, it is the Centres responsibility to bridge the gap.Though tax on goods would come down because of GST, it might increase on services and also food grains. Tax exemption on online business would benefit the government as well as the consumers, he added. PTI DBV NP NSD BAS
Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has dragged himself in the middle of a controversy yet again after posting a picture of a lion which seemed to be kept in chains at his residence in Karachi.The all-rounder was slammed on social media for the picture while he was also seen feeding a deer in the post.Now the Sindh Wildlife (SWL) department has stepped in and it will now probe the presence of the lion at his home.SWL Conservator Taj Muhammad Shaikh confirmed that the lion’s owner was one Hassan Hussain who also held the animal’s license, adding “we will find out what the lion was doing in Afridi’s home.” The conservator said that the investigation would start after Eid.Hussain, who owns the animal, said he has the license along with a travel permit. “I even informed the SWL department before taking my lion to Afridi’s home,” he said adding that Afridi has his detractors who are just trying to defame him.Facing severe backlash Afridi released a statement on Facebook.”I respect that animals need free space and wildlife for survival however I would like to state facts for the record. These pictures are of my house and not of any zoo, the animals displayed in the pictures were brought to my house for showing it to my kids, the owner has tamed them since they were 2months old and they are this big, they are totally home broughtup, the person who owns them has a license as well. The fact it was chained was just to be on the safe side but where they live is in an entirely free environment,” Boom Boom wrote.advertisementThe star cricketer who posted the pictures last week even had his daughter in the frame with the lion in the background.”Great to spend time with loved ones. Best feeling in the world to have my daughter copy my wicket taking celebrations. And yes don’t forget to take care of animals, they too deserve our love and care,” Afridi wrote on his post.Afridi retired from the sport last year but continues to play in T20 leagues around the world.The 38-year-old has faced injury problems in the last two years and even missed the final of the second Pakistan Super League in Lahore, which his team won, due to a finger injury.Since his international retirement, Afridi has spent a lot of time working for his charity foundation and travelling to different parts of the world.He was last seen in action in the Hurricane relief T20 in which he led the ICC World XI against the West Indies at Lord’s earlier this month.The match between the Windies and ICC World XI was organised to raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadiums in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.West Indies rode on an all-round effort to thrash a star-studded World XI by 72 runs. Post the game Afridi made a donation of USD 20,000 towards the Hurricane victims in the Caribbean on behalf of the Shahid Afridi Foundation.
Transfers Kovacic’s agent rubbishes Real Madrid exit rumours amid Man Utd, Juventus & Tottenham talk Chris Burton 17:53 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Primera División Premier League Real Madrid The Croatia international midfielder is among those to have been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu, but no switch is being planned Mateo Kovacic is not giving any thought to leaving Real Madrid this summer despite links to Manchester United, Tottenham and Juventus, claims his agent.The 24-year-old was a regular in Zinedine Zidane’s plans during the Frenchman’s final season at the Blancos helm, with 36 appearances made across all competitions.He does, however, face fierce competition for places at Santiago Bernabeu and was restricted to just 10 starts in La Liga during the 2017-18 campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now It has been suggested that he could move on in search of more regular minutes elsewhere, with various landing spots mooted across Europe, but his representative has sought to quash the rumours.Nikky Vuksan told Sportske Novosti: “Kovacic made history with Real on Saturday [in the Champions League final] and two days later the media write about a Juventus offer!?“We haven’t thought about leaving Real or interest from other clubs.“But, the summer is long and who knows what can happen after the World Cup.“Also, it is a compliment to Mateo that every summer there are rumours about how the biggest clubs want him, even though he is not in Real’s XI.”Kovacic told 24sata recently that he has been turning a deaf ear to transfer talk for some time, with speculation in 2017 shrugged aside to remain in Spain.He said: “Offers last summer? If Zidane tells you to stay, that you will play and that he has faith in you – you simply stay! It is Zidane!“It was a privilege to hear such words from someone like him, who was one of best ever. And also, it is Real Madrid… how could I leave Real?! It is an honour to be part of this club.”Kovacic remains under contract in Madrid until 2021 so it would take a sizeable offer from any of his suitors to break that agreement.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes a fear of making decisions is to blame for Italy’s failure to stamp out racism in football, saying there is more of a willingness to make “big speeches” rather than take action.An incident at San Siro on December 26 saw Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly subjected to racist abuse from the stands during a clash with Inter.Serie A responded by ordering Inter to play their following two home league games behind closed doors, but Italy is not the only country to be dealing with such problems. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Two high-profile incidents in English football towards the end of 2018 saw Raheem Sterling allegedly targeted for abuse by Chelsea fans, shortly after a Tottenham fan was accused of throwing a banana at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal.Allegri finds the whole situation frustrating, not just because of the abuse, but also the responses of the Italian authorities, with the Juve coach demanding life bans be imposed on those found guilty.”This isn’t anything new, many have spoken about it just to fill their mouths,” Allegri said on Friday.”It’s very, very easy, it’s not a matter of splitting an atom in four. There are devices in the stadiums to identify who isn’t respecting the rules.”If I’m not mistaken, the person who threw a banana at Aubameyang can’t go into stadiums anymore. In Italy we have a problem: there’s fear to make decisions.”We are all scared of taking important decisions because these are very unpopular. You get him and you give him a lifetime ban.”And then the second point [on making an on-pitch response]; say there is a penalty and racist abuse starts, what are we supposed to do?”This thing amuses me, because I have heard many pundits saying this and that. In Italy we are world champions in these cases. Instead of hushing and acting, we all make big speeches when it’s better to hush.”
Youssef En-Nesyri scored the only goal of the game as Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to qualify for the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations.En-Nesyri struck in the 23rd minute as Morocco followed up their opening defeat of Namibia with another narrow victory at Al Salam Stadium on Friday.A second successive 1-0 win for Herve Renard’s men means their place in the next round is secure, while Ivory Coast will need a result in their Group D closer against Namibia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Romain Saiss made a superb goal-line clearance to deny Jonathan Kodjia in the opening minute, but it was Morocco who took a first-half lead.Nordin Amrabat collected a crossfield pass, brilliantly jinked inside a series of challenges and slipped the ball through to En-Nesyri, who made no mistake with a low finish.Do it with passionor not at all..#TotalAFCON2019 #MARCIV pic.twitter.com/lqq1vunysh— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 28, 2019Ivory Coast sought an immediate reply but, after Yassine Bounou was quickly off his line to keep out Max Gradel, Nicolas Pepe could only find the side netting from the edge of the box.Wonlo Coulibaly delivered a fine left-wing cross for Kodjia in the 62nd minute but the striker, who netted his side’s winner against South Africa, failed to hit the target.As the Elephants left gaps at the back, Morocco pushed for a second and En-Nesyri went close with a glancing header.Ismael Traore’s ambitious overhead kick was straight at Bounou as Ivory Coast pressed desperately for a leveller, but Morocco should have had a second in added time when Noussair Mazraoui volleyed against the crossbar from close range.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information wishes to advise that Haile Selassie High located on Spanish Town road in Kingston, will be reopened on Thursday March 8, 2018. Principal Lorenzo Ellis indicated that at about 6 this morning there was smoke and the smell of fumes at the institution. It was also reported to him by staff and members of the community that the source of the problem could have been from the Riverton City dump or any of the factories in the industrial belt that surrounds the school. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information wishes to advise that Haile Selassie High located on Spanish Town road in Kingston, will be reopened on Thursday March 8, 2018.This follows Wednesday’s early dismissal due to the presence of noxious fumes at the institution.Principal Lorenzo Ellis indicated that at about 6 this morning there was smoke and the smell of fumes at the institution.It was also reported to him by staff and members of the community that the source of the problem could have been from the Riverton City dump or any of the factories in the industrial belt that surrounds the school.Staff and students began to complain of chest pains and headaches while some with asthmatic and sinus conditions experienced complications.One teacher was taken to hospital after having difficulty breathing.Following consultations with the school board and education officer, it was decided that the school be closed early at 8:39 am to protect staff and students.Education Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid says the school made an immediate request of the Kingston and St. Andrew Public Health Department to do a site visit to investigate the possible causes and conduct an air quality test. Story Highlights
zoom Cargo surged upward in March at both the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles as the months-long congestion at West Coast ports eased.Long Beach Port posted a 32 percent increase over the same month last year, making it the busiest March in the port’s history.A total of 630,084 TEUs were moved through the port. Imports were recorded at 317,520 TEUs, a 42.1 percent increase from last year.Exports decreased 17.3 percent to 127,337 TEUs. Empty containers increased 85.4 percent to 185,227 TEUs. With imports exceeding exports, empty containers are sent overseas to be refilled with goods.Additionally, March 2015 became the busiest month for containerized cargo since August 2013. Despite the strong month, cargo at the Port of Long Beach is down 3.3 percent for the first three months of the year, compared to the same period in 2014.March was the busiest month in Port of Long Beach’s historyMarch containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 17.3 percent compared to the same period last year. The port handled a total of 791,863 TEUs, the second-highest month in the port’s history.For the first three months of 2015, overall volumes (1,823,854 TEUs) are down 5 percent compared to the same period in 2014.“The number of ships waiting at anchor has reduced significantly, labor levels are strong and our container terminals are extremely active. We continue to work on a series of initiatives to improve efficiencies throughout the supply chain. Next week, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will co-host stakeholders to discuss additional solutions to further optimize the San Pedro Bay supply chain,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.Imports at L.A. port increased 31.5 percent, from 327,497 TEUs in March 2014 to 430,898 TEUs in March 2015. Exports declined 22.5 percent when compared to last year’s figures reaching 145,536 TEUs in March 2015.Combined, total loaded imports and exports increased 11.86 percent wehn compared to last year, reaching 576,434 TEUs in March 2015. Factoring in empties, which increased 34.7 percent, overall March 2015 volumes (791,863 TEUs) improved 17.3 percent, the port said.
APTN National NewsDrivers will be putting the pedal to the metal this weekend in Montreal.They’re taking part in a NASCAR racing series.And two Mohawk racers are coming home to grab the checkered flag.APTN National News reporter Tom Fennerio has their story.
Rabat – Morocco’s Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan attended the King Mohammed VI Grand Prix on Sunday, September 22, and presented medals to the winners of the show jumping competition.The 20 competitions of the Grand Prix began Friday, September 20, and took place at the Temara Royal Cavalry School, according to state-owned news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). The equestrian competition, which includes races for cadets, juniors, seniors, and amateurs, was the third King Mohammed VI Grand Prix.Equestrian Ghali Boukaa won the final show jumping competition for seniors on the horse Ugolino Du Clos. His time was 46.95 seconds. Boukaa also won the show last year, on the horse “Cool Running.” Moulay El Hassan awarded Boukaa the gold medal, MAP reported, and presented medals to the four runners up: Vincent Zacharias Bourguignon, Abdelkebir Ouaddar, Hicham Er-Radi, and Colonel Zacaria Boubouh.Before presenting the medals, the 16-year-old Moroccan royal reviewed a section of the Royal Guard.Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Youth and Sports Rachid Talbi Alami, and the brigadier general inspector of the cavalry greeted Moulay El Hassan at his arrival.Earlier this month, the prince visited New York with his mother, Princess Lalla Salma, and 12-year-old sister, Princess Lalla Khadija.Moulay El Hassan often participates in official ceremonies as part of his royal duties: Welcoming dignitaries and foreign royalty; attending his father’s principal annual speeches, and occasionally presiding over events by himself, as he did at the Grand Prix.Read also: Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan to Take Regional Baccalaureate Exam at Public School
Comedian Rick Mercer and former MP Belinda Stronach received honorary degrees from Brock in 2009.Perhaps you think Neil Peart deserves an honorary degree from Brock. Or maybe you’re more of the Ron Sexsmith persuasion. Ed Burtynsky? Do tell.Good news is, nominations for honorary degrees can be submitted throughout the year to the Office of the University Secretariat. But if you have visions of your ideal recipient being granted a degree at convocation next June, make sure nominations are made by Jan. 4, 2013.Any member of the Brock community or public can submit nominations. Brock grants honorary degrees to individuals the University recognizes as having an established record of distinguished achievement and remarkable service, who support the values of advanced learning and the pursuit of knowledge, and whose acceptance of the honour would bring acclaim to the University.Nomination forms and guidelines are available online or by contacting the Office of the University Secretariat at ext. 3334 or 4307.The Senate Governance Committee reviews, in confidence, all nominations received and forwards its recommendations to Senate for consideration.Senate does not report on its deliberations because of confidentiality. However, nominees remain eligible for reconsideration by the Governance Committee for up to three years. If a nominee isn’t selected in that time, the name will be removed from active consideration.A nominator may resubmit a name with additional documentation at any time.
In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General noted that the initiative would bring together the Sudanese Government, the National Umma Party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North, Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan Liberation Movement/Minni Minawi “to reach an agreement on a cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access and assistance and an inclusive national dialogue process.”The agreement was brokered by the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan, which is chaired by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. Following a three-day meeting on 21 March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Government of Sudan and Mr. Mbeki signed the agreement; the opposition parties did not. In the statement, Mr. Ban called on the Government to “fully abide” with the Agreement and urged the other parties to sign it. “This would constitute a valuable step towards ending the war, providing assistance to communities in need and enhancing the environment for an inclusive national dialogue,” Mr. Ban said. Fighting between the Government and the different parties in those regions restarted in 2011, around the time that South Sudan voted for independence.
Ohio State sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle passes to Andre Wesson against Wisconsin on Feb. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Assistant Sports DirectorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team (17-15, 7-11 Big Ten) was not invited to the National Invitational Tournament. According to team sources, OSU would have accepted a bid.Last season, OSU was the No. 3 seed and defeated Akron in the first round before losing to No. 2 seed Florida in the second round.Adam Jardy of the Dispatch reported earlier this week that OSU signed a non-binding agreement with the NCAA to play in the NIT.OSU practiced for the first time on Sunday since its 66-57 loss to Rutgers in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday.
Rurik Jutting photographed in November 2014. http://jrnl.ie/3044962 Note: This article contains graphic details which may be upsetting to some readers. JURORS IN THE murder trial of British banker Rurik Jutting have viewed harrowing iPhone footage showing him torture an Indonesian woman whose decaying body was later found dead in a suitcase in his Hong Kong flat.Jutting, 31, is standing trial for the murders of two Indonesian women, both of whom were killed in his luxury apartment two years ago.The former securities trader for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch pleaded “not guilty” to the two murder charges yesterday, on the grounds of diminished responsibility.He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, which was rejected by the prosecution.Today, jurors watched around 20 minutes of footage of Jutting attacking the first victim, Sumarti Ningsih, 23, who prosecutors said was tortured for three days after she arrived at his flat on 25 October, 2014.Jutting had offered her money for sex.Reporters in court did not view the disturbing footage, which was shown on individual screens to jurors, but were able to hear the audio.“If you scream I will punch you, you understand?” said Jutting, who also repeatedly asked Ningsih if she loved him.The only sound from Ningsih in the video was a muted squeal, according to an AFP reporter in court. Police officers stand guard next to a prison bus which carries Jutting to court. Source: Vincent YuRantingThe prosecution then showed a number of clips of a topless and ranting Jutting talking to the camera after he had killed Ningsih.The court heard that he had cut her neck with a serrated knife in the shower after forcing her to lick a toilet bowl.“About five minutes ago I just killed, murdered this woman,” says Jutting in the iPhone footage.I’ve done a lot of coke. I’ve tortured her badly.The start of the footage showed a brief glimpse of Ningsih’s body lying awkwardly in the shower.“Three days of torture, rape and mentally brutalised,” he says. ”I’ve never seen anyone that scared.”He had used pliers, sex toys and a belt in the attacks on Ningsih, the court heard Monday.Jutting said the sense of dominance was “addictive”.“I feel a bit sad because she was a good person, but I don’t really feel guilty,” he said in the video footage.‘High on coke’In more than four hours of monologues, Jutting spoke on camera about masturbation, drugs, prostitutes, and “dark fantasies”, and quoted from television series Game of Thrones.He was also seen inhaling a substance through a white tube.“When I’m high on coke I have the propensity just to do bad things,” Jutting said in the recording.In one clip he goes back to check on Ningsih’s body which is still in the shower with the water running.He describes himself as a “part-time rapist and murderer”, then rebukes himself for killing Ningsih, who was mother of a young son.“I’ve not done anything close to this,” Jutting said in the video, saying he last punched someone when he was 12.“Jesus Christ, she was a mother,” he said. A migrant workers alliance group holds placards outside the court. Source: Vincent YuThe Cambridge graduate closed his eyes when the videos were being shown in court.Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, 26, were found dead in Jutting’s flat in the early hours of 1 November, 2014, after he called police.SuitcaseJutting cut Mujiasih’s throat hours after he had met her at a bar near his home in Wan Chai and offered her money for sex on 31 October, the prosecution said.Police found her in the living room while Ningsih’s body was discovered in a suitcase on Jutting’s balcony.In clips shown this afternoon, Jutting shows off “torture” instruments to use on Mujiasih, including a small blowtorch, while dance music plays.Prosecutors described on Monday how he killed Mujiasih after she screamed when she saw a rope gag in the living room.“There will be no redemption for me,” Jutting said in one of the final video clips shown in court.The killings shone a spotlight on the seedy underbelly of the finance hub. Jutting’s flat lay streets away from one of the city’s red light districts.Indonesian migrant organisations in Hong Kong have called for justice for the women, and compensation for their families.© – AFP 2016Read: British banker ‘tortured woman for three days’ before murder in Hong Kong > Oct 25th 2016, 11:53 AM Tuesday 25 Oct 2016, 11:53 AM Share3 Tweet Email No Comments Jury sees iPhone torture video of British banker ‘ranting on coke’ in front of victims Rurik Jutting, 31, is standing trial for the murders of two Indonesian women. Short URL Rurik Jutting photographed in November 2014. Image: Vincent Yu Image: Vincent Yu By AFP 20,533 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Share9 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4522643 Monday 4 Mar 2019, 9:20 AM Mar 4th 2019, 9:20 AM 13,440 Views TED BAKER CEO Ray Kelvin has resigned with immediate effect following allegations of misconduct.Kelvin took a voluntary leave of absence from his role in December 2018 after the allegations were made against him. Since that date, an internal independent committee has been investigating the claims. Kelvin has denied all allegations of misconduct. He has, however, today agreed to resign with immediate effect from his position as CEO and director of Ted Baker. The investigation will continue, with the primary focus of the remainder of it being on the company’s policies, procedures and handling of complaints.It is expected that Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, the law firm commissioned to conduct the investigation, will conclude its inquiry at the end of Q1 or early Q2 2019.Acting CEO Lindsay Page has agreed to continue in the role. The board has asked David Bernstein to act as executive chairman to provide additional support to Page. Bernstein has indicated that he will continue in the position until no later than 30 November 2020. “Ray Kelvin founded the business 32 years ago and has, together with the fantastic team around him, been the driving force behind it becoming the global brand it is today. As founder and CEO, we are grateful for his tireless energy and vision,” Bernstein said in a statement. By Hayley Halpin Ted Baker CEO Ray Kelvin resigns amid misconduct allegations Kelvin took a voluntary leave of absence from his role in December 2018 after the allegations were made. Image: Jonathan Brady However, in light of the allegations made against him, Ray has decided that it is in the best interests of the company for him to resign so that the business can move forward under new leadership.“As a board of directors, we are committed to ensuring that all employees feel respected and valued,” Bernstein said.“We are determined to learn lessons from what has happened and from what our employees have told us and to ensure that, while the many positive and unique aspects of Ted’s culture are maintained, appropriate changes are made.” Short URL 3 Comments Image: Jonathan Brady Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Well known Greek Australian lawyer George Defteros has accused a client of threatening to kill him and his wife before extensively vandalising their practice, according to a Herald Sun report.The Herald Sun says James Dassios allegedly told the criminal barrister and his wife, Sandy Petrovic-Defteros, he would “knock” the pair after repeatedly demanding money.A writ filed to the County Court by Defteros’ lawyers claims Mr Dassios threatened the Defteroses at their Edmond St office on several occasions, ending in a paint attack on February 12 last year.Mr Dassios is accused of causing $12,500 damage to the front of the property with a fire extinguisher or spray gun filled with non-removable paint.Mr Defteros claims he lost almost $40,000 in revenue while the business was being repaired.Police charged Mr Dassios over the incident but the charges were withdrawn when the matter went to Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this week.Mr Defteros declined to comment on proceedings when contacted by the Herald Sun.
Intempéries au Brésil : plus de 500 mortsPrès de 500 personnes ont perdu la vie au Brésil en quelques jours seulement, en raison d’inondations et de glissements de terrain importants causés par des pluies diluviennes. Plusieurs villes ont été dévastées par des torrents de boue et d’eau. Ce serait la pire catastrophe naturelle au Brésil en 40 ans, à en croire la presse brésilienne. Les pluies diluviennes ont emporté des maisons, détruit des routes, et de nombreuses familles ont été ensevelies dans leur sommeil par des torrents de boue. Officiellement, les autorités ont recensé 495 morts hier soir, mais ce bilan risque de s’alourdir, car les secouristes n’ont pas encore atteint tous les secteurs touchés par la catastrophe, selon Reuters. Par ailleurs, de la pluie est à nouveau attendue dans les jours qui viennent, ce qui devrait compliquer la tâche des secouristes et accroître le risque de glissements de terrain.Depuis mardi, plusieurs flancs de collines se sont écroulés dans une région située à 100 kilomètres au nord de Rio. Près d’un mois de précipitations s’est abattu dans cette zone en 24 heures. La présidente du pays, Dilma Rousseff a jugé que la nature n’était pas seule en cause dans cette catastrophe : celle-ci a surtout touché les logements de fortune qui s’étaient installés au pied des collines. Il s’agit de zones à risques, les premières touchées.Plus de 13.500 personnes seraient aujourd’hui sans abri. Le 14 janvier 2011 à 09:18 • Emmanuel Perrin
When it comes to acquiring new customers, almost half the executives said paid social media is the top-performing channel. But programmatic displays ads were cited by one-third as a good way to acquire customers. Meanwhile, marketers seem to be getting their heads around the complexities of programmatic’s attribution component. The survey found 84 percent find it critical or very important to marketing success, up from 35 percent in 2014. But, says Berke, “The right way to approach attribution is becoming increasingly complex.” Billed as a state-of-the-industry status update on how marketers are employing “retargeting, programmatic advertising, and performance marketing,” the study is based on a survey of more than 1,000 advertising and marketing executives, designed to assess how companies are thinking about—and adapting to—all of the new opportunities afforded by programmatic advertising. The study also explored the current thinking around e-mail marketing. It’s still a popular channel among both B2C and B2B marketers. Fifty-eight percent say engagement is their primary aim with e-mail, while 40 percent use it for loyalty campaigns. Engagement, open rate, and direct revenue generated were the leading gauges for e-mail success. Programmatic’s reach is expanding, too. One-third said they’re using it for mobile buys; 25 percent for television; and one-fifth for video. And for B2C advertisers, programmatic guides ever more social media placement; it’s now 50 percent more popular than programmatic display ads. This year’s survey found almost 40 percent of marketers were tracking campaigns using an attribution model with multiple touch points. That’s up from 24 percent in AdRoll’s survey last year. Marketers are also expressing more confidence in their understanding of it; just seven percent reported feeling unsure about how to approach attribution, down from 16 percent a year ago. It finds that programmatic ad buying is consuming an ever larger share of ad budgets. In 2015, 32 percent of marketers were using it to place more than half of their ad budgets. That’s up from 14 percent in 2014 and seven percent in 2013. One-third of marketers say they’re spending more than half of their total ad budget on programmatic. Two-thirds said they expect to increase their programmatic buying this year. Advertisers are embracing programmatic advertising in all of its forms, budgeting more for it, exploring new media platforms and applications, and strategizing ways to extract more value from its use. The study also found that advertisers are looking for new ways to employ retargeting. It’s made the biggest inroads on mobile and social media platforms, but the study reveals marketers are eager to see how it can be leveraged more broadly. When it comes to mobile retargeting, 87 percent said they planned to increase that investment in 2016. Of those who aren’t currently doing it, almost two-thirds said it was because they don’t have either a mobile app or mobile site. That’s the upshot of a new study by programmatic advertising company AdRoll. In his discussion of the findings, Adam Berke, AdRoll president and CMO, said, “Many marketers are starting to consider the retargeting potential of other platforms, particularly those with massive, built-in audiences who’ve shown plenty of shopping and sharing intent.” Digging deeper, the survey found a 107 percent increase in the number of marketers attributing more than 75 percent of conversions to view-throughs for online display campaigns. “Marketers are recognizing the importance of VTCs,” Berke writes, but “still, there are areas of attribution that need more attention, such as viewability tracking and attribution of multiple touches.” Taking a big-picture look at advertising and marketing, the survey found executives are spreading their bets and paying close attention to how to allocate their budgets along the customer life cycle. Overall, it found that one-third of an ad budget is earmarked for prospecting for new leads, and another third goes into the conversion effort. After that, the budget goes to activating or upselling, and retaining and driving loyalty. Leading performance indicators for mobile retargeting are an increase in conversions, an increase in app installs, and an increase in overall reach. The biggest challenges were deemed to be lack of attribution transparency, users not converting on mobile, and a lack of analytics tools.
Kolkata: Suvendu Adhikari, the state Transport minister, will hold a meeting at Behala Tram depot on Wednesday to ensure availability of more number of buses in the southern fringes of the city.The state Transport department has already deployed additional buses in the area to help people until normalcy in the area is restored after the caving-in incident of the Majerhat bridge. The state Transport department will be engaging small- size buses that the locals of the area can avail to reach their destinations. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources said that the Transport minister will be taking stock of the present situation in the meeting and decisions on necessary steps would also be taken to ensure that people do not face any inconvenience in reaching their destinations when vehicles are diverted in the absence of the Majerhat bridge. The minister will be discussing the issues in this regard with senior officials of his department.This comes at a time when the Kolkata Traffic Police are taking all necessarysteps to ensure smooth flow of vehicles. At the same time, the state government is also taking necessary measures to construct alternate roads as early as possible and talks with the Railway authorities are also on in this connection.
3 min read Volkswagen is looking at on-demand mobility services such as smartphone ride-hailing to earn a “notable share” of future revenues as the carmaker pushes a strategic shift in the wake of its emissions scandal, its top executive said.Volkswagen, or VW, which posted 213 billion euros ($237.90 billion) of revenue last year, on Wednesday signed a cooperation with ride-hailing company Gett after announcing a $300 million investment in the firm last week.Cooperation with Gett may lead to business models involving car sharing, limousine rides and taxi services in the fast-growing ride-hailing market which in Europe alone may yield 10 billion euros of sales by 2025 and could grow more than 30 percent annually, VW Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said.”In future, our core product will not be just the car,” Mueller said. “Our core product, our promise to customers, is mobility.”Europe’s largest automaker will this month unveil a new business strategy aimed at improving accountability and speeding up model development, with greater investments in electric cars, new technologies and mobility services among the key elements, company sources have said.But VW’s rivals are not standing idly by. Toyota Motor Corp. last week said it would invest in mobility company Uber Technologies Inc. while General Motors invested $500 million in Lyft, Uber’s main U.S. rival.The growing number of deals reflects the desire by automakers to avoid becoming bystanders if a significant number of consumers around the world choose to forego vehicle ownership and buy transportation by the mile or the minute.”Through this partnership, we’re getting access to 100 million VW customers,” Gett founder and chief executive Shahar Weiser said. Volkswagen and Gett declined to disclose the financial terms of their agreement.Wolfsburg-based VW has long ignored alternative mobility concepts unlike its German rivals Daimler and BMW who have for years been running their own car-sharing operations.The advent of smartphones has fundamentally changed customer expectations, with travelers seeking to connect to different modes of transportation through apps.CEO Mueller on Wednesday pledged that post-dieselgate VW will open up to new investments and partnerships such as with Gett.”Volkswagen now is not the same as Volkswagen before I became CEO” in September 2015, Mueller said, indicating the group is willing to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars as a means to broaden its appeal with customers.”The times when we thought that the world revolves around Wolfsburg are history.”(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by David Gregorio) June 2, 2016 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free