MLS MLS record signing Ezequiel Barco out 4-6 weeks with quad strain Seth Vertelney 00:30 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images MLS Atlanta United The Argentine teenager will be sidelined for at least a month after suffering the injury in training on Tuesday Ezequiel Barco’s Major League Soccer debut will have to wait. Atlanta United has announced Barco will miss 4-6 weeks with a right quad strain suffered in training Tuesday, pushing back the highly anticipated MLS bow of the 18-year-old midfielder. Barco was signed in the offseason from Independiente in a $15 million deal that made him the most expensive player in MLS history. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Argentina U-20 international rose to prominence with Independiente, helping the Argentine side to a Copa Sudamericana title in December. The teenager appeared in three preseason games for Atlanta, scoring against Minnesota United in the Carolina Challenge Cup.Atlanta United opens its second MLS season against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Story Highlights Managing Director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), Gary Howell, says that the agency is ensuring that only deserving beneficiaries can access low-income homes.“We try to ensure that persons who are benefiting from these low-income housing solutions are first-time homeowners, so we primarily utilise persons with National Housing Trust (NHT) benefits. We know NHT has a stringent system, which ensures that once you obtain your benefit you cannot get another NHT mortgage,” he noted.“What we don’t want is a situation where because persons have the money they buy more than one of the units cash and then capitalise on it by later reselling it at a significant price. This results in persons who were really in need not getting the opportunity to purchase a unit at the initial price,” he pointed out.Qualified NHT contributors are eligible to apply for a loan to build, buy or repair/improve their home.Currently, an NHT contributor can be granted a maximum loan of $6.5 million. Managing Director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), Gary Howell, says that the agency is ensuring that only deserving beneficiaries can access low-income homes. “We try to ensure that persons who are benefiting from these low-income housing solutions are first-time homeowners, so we primarily utilise persons with National Housing Trust (NHT) benefits. We know NHT has a stringent system, which ensures that once you obtain your benefit you cannot get another NHT mortgage,” he noted. “What we don’t want is a situation where because persons have the money they buy more than one of the units cash and then capitalise on it by later reselling it at a significant price. This results in persons who were really in need not getting the opportunity to purchase a unit at the initial price,” he pointed out.
Niall McGinn says Northern Ireland must take the positives from their disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign.McGinn insists the team’s 2-1 defeat to Austria sums up their disappointing outing in the Nations League.Despite looking competitive in patches against Austria, just as they did in previous group games against Austria and Bosnia, Northern Ireland ended up with nothing.Northern Ireland’s position in the group doesn’t make for good reading as they have played four and lost four.But at times Michael O’Neill’s side have done well against both opponents before eventually losing the games.“I think it sums up the Nations League in general where we performed well, created chances without putting the ball in the net,” McGinn said, according to NewsLetter.England and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“We were the team tonight in the ascendancy and we looked as if we could go on and win it.“But all-in-all it just shows when you make a mistake, or things are maybe not going your way and then you are punished by a great finish that you get from great opposition.”“There are times you get punished and more or less we were punished by the last kick of the ball.”“There are maybe times in this campaign that we have played a lot better than we did in the Euro 2016 campaign, when we may be hung in there at times to get the right results. And, at the end of the day, this is a results-based business and you have to win games and that breeds confidence.”“The confidence is always there in the squad and the performances have shown that, but maybe the final ball or getting ahead in games and holding out is what we are missing.”“We are disappointed with the result but we have to take the positives from the performances in the campaign.”
Posted: March 5, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego is a big military town, and with each person comes a story. The La Jolla Playhouse is bringing those stories to life in a new play called “Home of the Brave.”Actors Carolyn Agan and Kendrick Dial, both of whom have real experience as part of a military family, stop by Good Morning San Diego to talk about the play. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom ‘Home of the Brave’ play tells stories of military families March 5, 2018
A bronze bull sculpture is seen as an employee walks out of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai August 22, 2013 (representational image).Reuters fileAn oversubscription of 104 times is bound to result in a premium listing for Avenue Supermarts, the operator of supermarket retail D-Mart. The question on investor’s mind will be: At what price will it list? The answer lies probably in the valuation of listed rivals, according to an analyst.”At the upper end of the price band, the pre-issue P/E works out to be 32.5x its annualised 9MFY2017 earnings, which is lower compared to P/E multiple of its peers i.e. Trent – 73.9x, Shoppers Stop – 123.8x and Future Retail 36.5x,” Angel Broking had said in a note on March 4, recommending investors to subscribe.For the nine-month period (9MFY2017) in the current fiscal, the company’s net profit was Rs 387 crore on sales of Rs 8,784 crore.On Friday, Trent closed at Rs 239 (face value Re 1), Future Retail at Rs 262 (face value Rs 2) and Shoppers Stop at Rs 320 (face value Rs 5 per share).BSE, which got listed a few weeks ago, closed at Rs 936, after listing at Rs 1,085 on February 3 against the issue price of Rs 806.The Rs 1,870-crore initial public offering (IPO) by the 15-year-old company in the price band of Rs 295-299 per share (face value Rs 10) got an overwhelming response during the issue period (March 8 to 10).The portion reserved for institutional investors (QIBs, FIIs, DIIs, mutual funds) was oversubscribed 144 times while the pie earmarked for non-institutional investors saw an oversubscription of 277 times.In sharp contrast, retail investors were relatively less enthusiastic, oversubscribing 7.51 times, according to data available on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).Earlier, the company raised Rs 561 crore from anchor investors by issuing 1.87 crore shares at Rs 299 per share and the investors included SBI Mutual Fund, Singapore government, JP Morgan, T Rowe Price, HDFC Mutual Fund, Reliance Mutual Fund and ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund.Highlights of the IPO and Avenue Supermarts (according to Angel Broking):Avenue Supermarts Ltd. (ASL) is amongst the largest and the most profitable Food & Grocery retailer in India. It offers wide range of Food and non-food products. ASL operates total 118 stores in 9 states and 1 Union Territory.ASL has increased its store count from 45 in FY2011 to 118 in 9MFY2017 with total retail business area of ~3.9 mn sq. ft in 45 cities. Further, the company has plans to increase total retail space by 2.1mn sq. ft by 2020, which will support its growth.ASL has reported revenue CAGR of ~40 percent over FY2012-16 on the back of same store growth and expansion of its business by adding new stores. On the bottom-line front, the company has reported CAGR of ~52 percent over FY2012-16 due to good business and gradual improvement in the operating margins. Return on equity has also improved from 9% in FY2012 to 32 percent in FY2016.Better RoE profile, promoter’s strong background, strategically located stores, intense focus on maintaining lower costs and strong brand perception are the compelling factors indicating that ASL is a long term story that will unfold going ahead.The company’s net profit and sales for FY2016 stood at Rs 319 crore and Rs 8,588 crore, respectively.The promoters’ share after the public issue will come down to 82.2 percent from the earlier 91.4 percent.The Sensex closed 17 points higher at 28,946 on Friday. The markets will open on Tuesday, being closed on Monday for Holi. The trading will factor in the election results to the five states — Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand.
Bengali New year couldn’t have had a better welcome. In a recently organised festival called ‘Baisakhi’, traditional and contemporary folk musicians of Bengal came together to celebrate the day and promote the traditional folk music of Bengal. The festival was organised by the Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage, on April 15, at Cafe Ekante, Eco Park, in collaboration with The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco). The festival which saw some unique performances of Jhumur dance, Baul singing, and folk dance groups, was inaugurated by the chairman of WB, HIDCO, Debashish Sen. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis was the second time the Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage organised the ‘Baisakhi’ festival.Last year, they started a project called ‘Vintage’ by collaborating with the Forest Department of the government of West Bengal to develop an alternative livelihood for Sundarban people to reduce wildlife and human conflict. During the project, they provided workshops and direct market linkage for Gamcha (local towel) weaving to the local women. Beneficiaries from Sundarban also came with the products to showcase their unique talents with their inspiring stories of the journey of empowerment. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKolkata Society for Cultural Heritage (KSCH) is a social enterprise functioning at the grass root level for the permanent developmental changes of rural, urban and tribal areas of India. It is a government registered organization functioning from 2012 in several sectors like livelihood, education, health, sanitation and other sociological sectors. They are also working to foster the socio-economical structure by using different livelihood generating methods. Currently, KSCH is operational at West and East Medinipur, Hooghly, Nadia, and South-24-Parganas. To promote traditional culture and art forms, KSCH gives the non-profit platforms to poor artists.
Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play . Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA driver who ‘smelt of alcohol’ has been arrested after police found them parked in an emergency refuge area on the M6 motorway. Police stopped to see if the driver needed assistance on the carriageway in Cheshire overnight between Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11. The motorist was arrested when they refused to take a breath test. A North West Motorway Police spokesman said: “Patrol stops with a driver who was in an Emergency Refuge Area on the M6 earlier to see if they could be of assistance. “The driver smelt of alcohol and refused to provide a sample of breath at the roadside, which led to their arrest.” Photos released by the police show damage on the passenger side of the car. Read MoreBurglars smash through patio doors during break-ins at two homes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes The vehicle in the emergency refuge area on the M6 (Image: North West Motorway Police) Emergency refuge areas are located on Smart Motorways, such as the stretch of the M6 between Junction 16 and Junction 19 in Cheshire, where the hard shoulder has been converted into a fourth lane for traffic. The RAC say they should be used where possible when you’ve broken down or are involved in an accident – adding they should not be used ‘a rest stop, to make a phone call or to use the toilet’. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive
Share Canadians are falling for the Cayman Islands as June numbers soar Tags: Cayman Islands << Previous PostNext Post >> GRAND CAYMAN — The Cayman Islands is reporting its 12th consecutive month of growth from the Canadian market, with arrivals from Canada up 20.36% in June, according to the latest stats from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.Overall the Cayman Islands welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors between January and June 2018, an increase of 19.52% or 214,711 visitors when compared to the same period in 2017.Air arrivals were up 15.9% for the first half of the year, with an increase of 34,693 visitors. Cruise passenger arrivals accounted for 81% of the islands’ total visitation.The six-month performance comes on the heels of a record-breaking June for the destination, on the books as the best June ever for the Cayman Islands for stayover visitation and the 15th consecutive month of growth in arrivals.“I am very pleased that tourism performance in the Cayman Islands is registering consistent growth and continues to outpace projections,” said Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism, the Honourable Moses Kirkconnell.More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’ns“By applying the right marketing strategies, vision and spirit of collaboration to drive performance, the Cayman Islands tourism industry has maintained impressive, oftentimes, double-digit increases for a sustained period.”He adds that preliminary estimates from the Department of Tourism indicate that between January and May 2018, visitor spending from cruise and stayover arrivals contributed CI$325 million to the national coffers, an increase of $45 million compared to the same period last year.Arrivals from the U.S. in June were up 13.89%.In January DOT launched its ‘Summer Only in Cayman’ promotion, which this year leveraged Cayman’s position as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean including the Kid’s Culinary Capital of the Caribbean promotion, to broaden the appeal for families.Soon the Cayman Islands will roll out its annual ‘Fall Only in Cayman’ campaign, with offers on everything from accommodations to immersive land and sea experiences. Friday, July 27, 2018 Posted by Travelweek Group