Singapore secures Formula One future until 2021

first_imgThe Singapore Grand Prix is set to stay on the Formula One calendar until 2021, the sport and race organisers confirmed on Friday, after agreeing a four-year contract extension.Sunday’s race in the city-state would otherwise have been the last.”I’m very glad that all the parties concerned have been able to agree on commercial terms for an extension as Formula One and, I believe, Singapore have been good for each other,” Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran told reporters at the Marina Bay street circuit.”Over the past decade the Singapore race has introduced many innovative elements and become an iconic and highly anticipated event on the F1 calendar,” he said.The sport’s first night race is marking its 10th anniversary this year and has established itself as one of the most popular and glamorous of Formula One’s events.Cars drive around a floodlit street circuit through the heart of Singapore against a backdrop of glittering skyscrapers while spectators are entertained by headline music acts. Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande and Seal are on the bill this year.The race, which will remain 60 percent funded by the government, costs some S$150 million ($111.58 million) to put on every year but Industry Minister Iswaran said that would be going down to S$135 million a year.It has also contributed S$1.4 billion in tourism receipts to Singapore over the past decade and drawn over 450,000 international visitors, including projected arrivals for this year’s race, according to the Singapore Tourism Board.Ticket sales for this year’s race are 19 percent up.advertisementFormula One Chief Executive Chase Carey described the race as a “signature” event.”We are very pleased that it will continue to feature on the calendar for a further four years,” he added.Singapore, along with China, had been listed on Formula One’s 21-race calendar for next year with an asterisk as subject to confirmation. The new deal removes that doubt and also secures Formula One’s future in the region.Neighbouring Malaysia also hosts a Grand Prix but next month’s race at Sepang is set to be the last.When asked whether Singapore had come away with a cheaper deal, Carey and Iswaran declined to comment on details.”We want the Singapore race to be accorded its due importance and position in the context of the F1 calendar because of the value we think it brings to the overall sport,” said Iswaran.”Beyond that the tipping point comes down to a basic analysis of where is the value proposition, can we sustain this going forward and that’s what a lot of the commercial terms were about.”last_img read more

Auto Expo 2018: Maruti Suzuki to drive in new Ertiga, Ciaz, and Swift

first_imgThe Auto Expo is just around the corner and Suzuki is already gearing up to unveil its cars at the 2018 Expo. While Maruti Suzuki has already unveiled the Swift, the new Ciaz and Ertiga will see daylight at the Expo.The new Swift is based on the Heartect platform and is bigger in proportion to the previous Swift. Although the petrol and diesel engines are the same, the company has included the AMT as an option. Also, the price will be announced at the Auto Expo.The new Ciaz will get its mid-lifecycle facelift and will sport subtle changes to the exterior with the inclusion of a new infotainment system as well. Maruti Suzuki is also looking towards introducing an AMT gearbox as well.The all-new Ertiga is the third launch from a list of launches and has already been spotted testing on a variety of occasions. Spy images have pointed towards a bigger cabin alongside sharper styling, with sleeker grille and headlamps. Alos, looking at current Maruti trends, the Ertiga and the Ciaz are also looking to get LED DRLs and projector headlamps and LED tail lamp units.last_img read more

Ahead of tournament opener against India, visa issues delay Pakistan’s arrival

first_imgDubai, Jun 21 (PTI) Pakistan team’s arrival for Kabaddi Masters Dubai was today delayed due to visa issues and they would now arrive here in the wee hours tomorrow ahead of its tournament opener against India.Tournament favourites India begin their campaign against the arch-rivals in the at the Al Wasl Sports Club 6.30pm local time, leaving Pakistan with little time for preparation.”There’s a visa issue and we are told that they’re either arriving late tonight or early morning tomorrow,” a tournament official told PTI.”All the other five participating nations are here,” the official added.India meanwhile warmed up for the event with a 20-minute exhibition match against their Asian rivals Korea.The six-nation kabaddi tournament also features Iran, Argentina and Kenya. PTI TAP BS BSBSlast_img read more


first_imgThe closure dates for all state offices are oultined below, if your call is urgent please call the relevant contact on their mobile.National OfficeClosed Mon 17 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08Vince McDonald 0421 189 539Touch WestClosed Mon 17 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08Matt Bamford 0419 287 024Touch Football NTClosed Mon 24 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08Isobel Appo 0417 875 713Touch Football South AustraliaClosed Mon 17 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08Matt Cross 0412 822 275Queensland Touch AssociationClosed Mon 17 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08Jon Pratt 0412 392 382New South Wales Touch AssociationClosed Thurs 20 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 21 Jan 08Dean Russell 0417 242 989Touch Football ACTClosed Mon 24 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08Matt McKerrow 0412 668 224Touch VictoriaClosed Mon 17 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08David Brady 0412 333 422Touch Football TasmaniaClosed Mon 17 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08Maree Tomlin 0400 271 029TFA National SuppliersKooGa – Made for TouchClosed Mon 24 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08XBlades – Kos SportClosed Mon 17 Dec 07 – Reopening Mon 7 Jan 08Stage and ScreenOpening everyday during the Christmas Break excluding Public Holidayslast_img read more

Video: Kansas’ Wayne Selden Destroys Baylor Defender On Transition Dunk

first_imgWayne Selden's dunk against Baylor.Selden DunkKansas is in control against Baylor mid-way through the second half of the Big 12 semifinals tonight in Kansas City. Jayhawks guard Wayne Selden just produced one for the highlight reels, absolutely destroying the poor Baylor defender who tried to take a charge as he drove the lane on a fast break.Selden finished the dunk off in thunderous fashion, much to the delight of his uncle, who is shown at the end of this clip.Wayne. Selden.— Chris Stone (@cstonehoops) March 12, 2016That’s one they’ll be showing for a while.last_img read more

Australia: Austal Secures Design Contract for Two HSSVs

first_imgzoom Austal Limited has been awarded a contract from a naval customer in the Middle East for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs). The value of the contract is approximately US$124.9 million.Austal will construct the HSSVs at its shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. Construction of the first vessel is expected to commence in CY2014, with the second vessel expected to be delivered in CY2016.The HSSVs will be deployed with a similar mission to the Joint High Speed Vessels currently being constructed by Austal for the US Navy at the Company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.The HSSVs will offer a range of capabilities to support naval operations, including helicopter operations, rapid deployment of military personnel and cargo, and search and rescue operations.Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the contract reflected the Company’s strategy of pursuing higher-value, defence vessel export opportunities in new markets.“This contract reinforces the significant progress we have made in positioning Austal as a prime defence contractor.“At Henderson, for example, we have a proven ability in designing, constructing and supporting defence vessels, including our current eight-ship Cape Class Patrol Boat contract for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Meanwhile, our commercial ferry operations have been successfully transferred to our Philippines shipyard.“The contract also illustrates the growing recognition by international naval forces of the utility of high speed support vessels, following on from our 10-ship Joint High Speed Vessel contract for the US Navy“, Mr. Bellamy said. Print  Close Austal, March 10, 2014 My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

GMS Urges Support on Sustainable Recycling in SE Asia

first_imgzoom The President and CEO Anil Sharma of GMS, a cash buyer of ships for recycling, has called on owners and brokers to support sustainable recycling practices and voiced support for the increased and significant investment in South-East Asian yards. Sharma also criticised proponents of total bans on beaching, saying: “It is just as possible to have environmentally sound and safe beaching practices at some yards in India as it is to have dangerous and hazardous recycling elsewhere.”Sharma outlined the significant progress being made by yards in India, where the majority of the world’s ship recycling is conducted, towards building a safer and more sustainable future in their yards for workers.Namely, in recent months the first yards in India have been certified as compliant with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC). In this context Sharma called on the industry to use those yards to support both the progress being made in those businesses and the thousands of families dependent upon them in regions where there are few other opportunities for employment.“We are seeing significant growth in demand for HKC compliant recycling from ship owners and the yards are reaping the commercial benefits, while sending a trigger to others,” Sharma said.“However, it is crucial that the yards and the industry as a whole receive support for these facilities and their further development from shipowners throughout the world. We urge shipowners to take advantage of sustainable recycling services and make choosing sustainable yards part of their standard business practices.”last_img read more

Whole Planet Foundation Partners With The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

first_imgLionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, has announced that DORITOS, MAZDA and Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation will partner with the studio for the year’s most anticipated film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.WHOLE PLANET FOUNDATION, a Whole Foods Market nonprofit dedicated to alleviating global poverty, will activate a fundraising program across participating Whole Food Market stores nationwide. For every fresh, in-house-made Courage of One juice that shoppers purchase, $1 will go to the foundation to fund microcredit. WHOLE PLANET FOUNDATION will also run a sweepstakes program offering prizes including Whole Foods Market gift cards and premiere tickets, plus travel.“We are thrilled to partner with these powerhouse “best in class” brands to create smart, innovative and interactive ways to bring fans further into the world of The Hunger Games,” said Tim Palen, Lionsgate’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are also proud of our association with not-for-profit organizations like WHOLE PLANET FOUNDATION and to continue to build on our relationships with The Hunger Games franchise partners Feeding America and World Food Programme.”The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, from an adaptation by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Holds Phone Conversation With Turkish President

Rabat – King Mohammed VI received on Monday a phone call from Turkish President Tayeb Recip Erdogan, the Royal Office said Monday.Talks focused on the situation in Middle East, particularly developments in the Palestinian issue.President Erdogan welcomed on this occasion the role of the King, President of Al-Quds Committee, at the service of this noble cause and in favor of preserving the holy sites, the statement added. The two heads of state, also highlighted the quality and depth of the longstanding bonds and cooperation between Morocco and Turkey.On this occasion, the Turkish president invited the King for an official visit to Turkey, the statement concluded. read more

Central bank boosts 2016 economic growth outlook after federal spending

The Bank of Canada says the federal government’s multibillion-dollar spending boost has uplifted what would have been a modest downgrade to its economic growth forecast this year.The central bank also kept its trend-setting interest rate locked at 0.5 per cent Wednesday.The bank expects the federal investments of about $25 billion over the next two years to more than offset the negative consequences of a slightly stronger dollar, weaker-than-expected global growth and shrinking investment in the oil sector.It is now predicting the country’s real gross domestic product to expand by 1.7 per cent in 2016, up from its January expectation of 1.4 per cent.The bank said unexpectedly strong growth in the first three months of 2016 was partly due to temporary factors and that is expected to fade with the loonie’s recent rise and slower international demand.“The combined effect of all these global and domestic developments would have been a modest downgrade of the bank’s outlook,” the bank said in a statement that accompanied the latest release of its quarterly monetary policy report.“However, the fiscal measures announced in the March federal budget will have a notable impact on GDP.”Related stories:Experts question whether costly Liberal plan will give expected economic boostFederal budget targets affordable housing, homelessness and child careLiberal budget less transparent than Ottawa’s past fiscal plans: watchdogIt is now predicting first quarter GDP to register 2.8 per cent, up from one per cent. It’s also anticipating one per cent growth in the second quarter of 2016, down from the January forecast of 2.2 per cent.Using the same baseline numbers in Ottawa’s recent budget, it projected federal and provincial government spending to combine to contribute 0.5 percentage points to growth this year and 0.6 percentage points in 2017. The impacts of provincial measures are expected to be minimal.But even with the government lift, the bank lowered its 2017 growth projection to 2.3 per cent from 2.4 per cent. That’s because non-resource exports, while strengthening, aren’t expected to be as robust as previously thought due to the recent increase in the dollar.Following the announcement, CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld wrote in a note that governor Stephen Poloz had no choice but to raise the 2016 forecast since his boss, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, has been “touting the benefits of fiscal stimulus” and because the economy saw surprisingly sturdy GDP growth in December and January.“With that in mind, this was about as small a forecast upgrade as they could have chosen,” Shenfeld wrote.For 2018, the bank is expecting growth of two per cent, a projection that doesn’t account for the potential impact of federal spending measures.This was the Bank of Canada’s first monetary policy report since the Liberal government tabled its March 22 budget, which contained billions of dollars worth of spending measures and tax relief.To help fund the plan, the budget projected five straight annual deficits totalling more than $110 billion, starting with shortfalls of $29.4 billion in 2016-17 and $29 billion in 2017-18.The Finance Department estimated the Liberal budget, which includes measures to enhance infrastructure investments and tax relief for middle- and low-income households, will generate economic growth of 0.5 per cent this year and one per cent in 2017-18.The Bank of Canada based its assessment on Finance’s growth assumptions, which it considered reasonable.The differences between how the impacts of the fiscal measures between the Bank of Canada and Finance were mostly due to how they were presented. For example, the bank’s numbers were based on calendar years, while the Finance projections were presented in fiscal years.The bank’s report Wednesday listed several federal measures it called “notable” for their likely impact on GDP growth. Without going into details, it highlighted the enhanced child benefit plan, environmental projects, programs to improve the socio-economic conditions for indigenous peoples and investments in affordable housing.The report was released after several recent indicators have suggested the economy is gaining momentum.The bank, however, remained cautious about the developments, though it does expect the negative factors hurting the resource sector to gradually fade, with their impact on overall economic growth to diminish through 2016.It also said non-commodity exports in sectors that are sensitive to exchange-rate movements have gained momentum.The Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres is voicing a little concern about the economic forecast issued Wednesday by the Bank of Canada.Dr Sherry Cooper said it appears the central bank wants Canadians to lower their economic expectations.”Now they’re suggesting that the re-structuring in the wake of the oil shock is going to continue, that it’s a long-term process, that business investment in the oil sector will continue to decline, and therefore economic activity will remain muted,” said Cooper.She added the best thing Canadians can do right now is try and put their economic house in order to limit their exposure to factors they have no control over, as it appears the economy won’t be posting strong growth for at least a year or two. Central bank boosts 2016 economic growth outlook after federal spending by 660 NEWS Staff with files from Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 13, 2016 10:23 am MDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on April 12, 2009. FLICKR/d.neuman read more

Mens soccer falls to West Virginia in exhibition match 10

The Ohio State men’s soccer team lost its first exhibition game of the season to West Virginia by a score of 1-0.Mountaineer junior forward Andy Bevin recorded the lone goal in the match, scoring on a free kick in the 75th minute that bounced off an OSU defender.OSU junior forward Kenny Cunningham had the best chance of scoring for the Buckeyes, but his shot in the opening minutes of the second half hit off the crossbar.WVU outshot the Buckeyes 14-6 in the contest, led by Bevin’s four. OSU junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov recorded three saves in the game and was the only Buckeye to play the full 90 minutes.A total of 17 players on OSU’s roster saw action Sunday, including eight freshmen.OSU is scheduled to play another exhibition game against Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. in Columbus before finishing its preseason schedule Aug. 26 at Notre Dame. read more

Update Lusignan escapees dug a hole under the wall to escape

5.Pascal Smith-Murder Police sources have confirmed that the 13 hardened inmates, who escaped the Lusignan swampy compound last night, dug a hole under the wall to do so.The prisoners, this publication understands, escaped between the period of Sunday night to early Monday morning.A manhunt has since been launched to recapture the 13.Police in a released statement has advised that the public should take all necessary precautions and report all suspicious activities to the nearest police station or outpost.Moreover, the public is asked to avoid the lower East Coast Demerara backlands until further notice.The 13 men have been identified as ….1.Clive Forde – MurderClive Forde Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSee list of 13 “real bad” escapees from Lusignan prisonJuly 24, 2017In “latest news”3 recaptured prison escapees jailed for 1 year each, while man mistaken for escapee succumbsJuly 27, 2017In “Crime”2nd prison break: Security Minister says ‘I am responsible’ but wont resignJuly 24, 2017In “Crime” 11.Rayon Jones- Murder/Discharged Loaded FirearmRayon Jonas 6.Odel Roberts-Murder Odel Roberts 3.Winston Long- Armed Robbery 7.Kendall Skeete-Murder More details will be provided as the information comes out. 4.Kerry Cromwell-Murderkerry cromwell 10.Jamal Joseph- Inflicted Grievous Bodily Harm 2.Teshawn McKenzie –Armed Robbery 12.Jason Howard-MurderJason Howard 13.Shawn Harris-MurderShawn Harris 8.Paul Goriah-Robbery/MurderPaul Goriah 9.Jamal Forde-Robbery/MurderJamal Forde read more

Reutech Mining establishes new distribution for its slope stability radar systems in

first_imgReutech Mining, a division of Reutech (Pty) Ltd is currently operating in more than 20 countries and is the manufacturer of one of the leading slope stability radar products available on the market. After a considerable amount of research and due diligence Reutech Mining says it has appointed two non-exclusive distributors in China and Mongolia to manage the distribution of its Movement and Surveying Radar product range. These distributors will augment the current distribution channels in North and South America, Russia and CIS countries, Australasia, India, Africa and Europe.Jan de Beer, Executive Manager for Reutech Mining, signed the distribution agreement in Beijing with CCTEG Shenyang branch on April 15, 2015 and with SCR Beijing on April 16, 2015. “Reutech Mining already has products in China, but the Chinese market is vast and lucrative. We have taken a great amount of care to appoint the right partners in this region. CCTEG was selected based on their experience in the coal mining industry while SCR Beijing was selected based on their experience in the hard rock mining industry. We are convinced that these partnerships will definitely contribute to mine safety in China and Mongolia and that it will be beneficial to all parties involved. Reutech Mining welcomes the new distributors to our family,” says de Beer.“This is a significant moment for CCTEG as the Chinese market is vast and lucrative and we are full of confidence working with Reutech into the future” says Ning Deyi, CEO of CCTEG Shenyang Research Institute. “We are very excited that Reutech Mining selected us as one of two distributors for the Chinese and Mongolian markets. With Reutech radar products included, SCR is now able to extend its offering of geotechnical monitoring products from traditional points and sections to covering entire slope faces that are under monitoring. This extension will significantly improve data coverage and accuracy. The capability of real time monitoring and failure warning mechanism from Reutech radar technology provides our users, mining operators in particular, with the-best-practice tool in seeking improved economical and productivity outcomes from managing slope failure hazards,” says Dr Yu Sheng, Managing Director of SCR.last_img read more

Blank media tax may expand to include cloud storage

first_imgDepending on where you are in the world, blank media may have a secondary tax applied to it. Germany is a good example, as consumers pay both a sales tax and commercial tax to compensate the recording industry for the negative impact blank media supposedly has on sales. That applies to such media as CDs, DVDs, external hard drives, and even USB flash drives.It seems ludicrous that such a tax even be considered, let alone be imposed. Germans even suffered a 2,000 percent increase of that tax earlier this year, but the bad news doesn’t end there. An Austrian rights group called IG Autoren isn’t happy with such a tax covering just physical media, it wants cloud storage included, too.At the moment, consumers in Austria only pay this tax on blank CDs and DVDs. IG Autoren wants to expand that to include the same range of media as Germany, but also feels that services like Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive etc. all fall under the blank media banner because they offer storage, and therefore should carry the tax. A tax consumers would have to pay on top of the existing price of each service.Such a tax would not only make cloud services more expensive, it could threaten to remove the free tiers currently being offered, such as Dropbox’s 2GB account. As storage is offered, the tax would need to be paid regardless of how little there is available. It seems unlikely Dropbox or any other service provider would pick up the tab, so free tiers could disappear in countries adopting the tax.For the moment, the threat of a cloud storage tax will only impact Austria, but if it gets accepted there then it could spread to other European countries. Consumers in general will obviously be opposed to this, as will cloud storage providers. There’s also a coalition fighting against such taxes that includes Apple, Dell, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony as members.Let’s hope this cloud storage tax never sees the light of day. I’d also like to see proof blank media is to blame for lost sales and how cloud storage further impacts that.via GigaOM and Platform for a Modern Copyright Law (translated)last_img read more

No wonder we feel abandoned Gardaí hit out at Minister for being

first_img Apr 10th 2017, 6:55 PM Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 48 Comments By Michelle Hennessy ‘No wonder we feel abandoned’: Gardaí hit out at Minister for being ‘too busy’ for them The minister informed the association on Thursday that she would not be attending their annual conference due to Dáil commitments. Short URL Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Monday 10 Apr 2017, 6:55 PM THE HEAD OF the association representing middle-ranking gardaí has criticised Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald for her failure to attend their annual conference.The minister made her apologies to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) last Thursday, citing Dáil commitments.Addressing delegates this evening in Killarney, President of AGSI, Antoinette Cunningham noted that with recent scandals, “public confidence in An Garda Síochána is on the floor”.“Yet, today, you as Minister for Justice, and the person with overall responsibility for law and order in Ireland have indicated to us that your schedule is too busy to attend here for one hour over the next three days,” she said.It is very regrettable that you are not here to inform us of what you are doing to steer us through this crisis, and to address the men and women who are doing their best in difficult circumstance to cope with what is going on. Neither did you offer that a representative would attend on your behalf. It is no wonder that we feel abandoned by government.In her scathing opening address, Cunningham criticised the minister for failing to “come to the defence of the honest and hardworking men and women of An Garda Síochána” when she announced a reform programme for the force.She also claimed reforms that her association had been calling for for years still have not been delivered by government.AGSI has raised matters such as technology, training, supervision and administrative burdens in sergeants at conferences however the continued rhetoric around commitments are void now when we see the real impact of the underinvestment in the force.After 11 reports from the Garda Inspectorate, “nothing much has changed”, according to Cunningham.She asked Fitzgerald for “leadership, vision and action” moving forward to steer the force to a place “where it is wholly fit for purpose” and to act as if she is “proud of the 12,000 members who risk their lives every day for the citizens of this State.”Read: Gardaí want people who identify them on social media to be prosecuted> 16,418 Views Share24 Tweet Email last_img read more

NGolo Kante signs new fiveyear deal at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea have confirmed that N’Golo Kante has committed his long-term future to them by signing a new five-year contractKante’s consistently solid performances at the heart of the Chelsea midfield have helped the club win the Premier League and the FA Cup since arriving from Leicester City in 2016.Paris Saint-Germain were allegedly keen on signing Kante in the summer with star forward Kylian Mbappe leading the chase.But Kante has now put any doubts over his Chelsea future to rest by agreeing on a new deal.“I’m happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come,” Kante told the club website.“Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about.“I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time.”The France international has made 105 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions.Kante was also named the Premier League Player of the Year in the club’s triumphant 2016/17 campaign.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We are delighted N’Golo has signed a new contract and sees his long-term future with Chelsea,” said director Marina Granovskaia.“When he arrived, we knew we had signed a special player but he has astounded everybody with his tireless and unselfish displays.“Off the pitch, he remains a dedicated professional and a humble human being despite the fact he is a world champion and a two-time Premier League winner.“We now look forward to five more years with N’Golo at the heart of the Chelsea midfield.”Chelsea will hope to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Saturday away to Tottenham.#FridayFeeling brought to you by @nglkante, who will be a Blue for five more years! 🙌#Kante2023— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 23, 2018last_img read more

Jiri Pavlenka talks about his time with Bremen

first_imgThe Czech goalkeeper has been performing under the radar lately after having a great 2017-2018 season last yearCzech goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka started playing in Werder Bremen in 2017.The footballer has appeared only in 46 occasions with the green jersey and lately has not been performing well.“Last year was completely different. I was called into action much more frequently. You cannot compare the two seasons,” Pavlenka told the club’s official website.Klaassen is happy the pre-season is over Manuel R. Medina – August 7, 2019 Werder Bremen footballer Davy Klaassen is ready for the start of the 2019-2020 German Bundesliga season, as they meet Atlas Delmenhorst in the DFB-Pokal.“Some people have already criticized my performances so far this season.”“I had a couple of problems physically in pre-season but now I feel really good,” said the goalkeeper.“I hope that wasn’t my final strong performance this season.”“It can always be better. I have always said this to myself,” he concluded.last_img read more

Holiday closures Labor Day

first_imgWhat’s open and closed on Labor Day:• GARBAGE: Waste Connections will operate on its regular schedule. In Camas, pickups normally made on Mondays will be made Tuesday.• MAIL: Post offices closed. No home delivery except Express Mail. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year.• PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed.• COLLEGES: No classes at Clark College or Washington State University Vancouver.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Closed.• BUSES: C-Tran buses follow Sunday/holiday schedules. TriMet buses and MAX follow Sunday schedules.• GOVERNMENT: Offices closed.• PARKING METERS: On-street parking in Vancouver is free.• BANKS: Most closed. Some in-store branches might be open.• U.S. FINANCIAL MARKETS: Closed.• DRIVER LICENSING: Closed.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices closed. For 24-hour customer service, call 360-992-3000. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-8000.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed. • MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed. The pool will be closed Sept. 2-14 for maintenance.•ZOO: Oregon Zoo is open.• THE COLUMBIAN: Closed. The circulation line, 360-694-2312, is open 4:30 a.m. to noon.last_img read more

48 have access to workplace wellbeing tools

first_imgNearly half (48%) of respondents are offered tools by their employer that are designed to promote wellbeing in the workplace, according to research by Robert Half.Its The secrets of the happiest companies and employees report, which surveyed 2,000 UK adults who work on a full or part-time basis, also found that 17% of respondents have access to counselling through their employer.The research also found:63% of respondents experience stress in their jobs.17% of respondents are able to leave work early on a Friday, and 11% are limited in the amount of overtime they can do.17% of respondents can utilise flexible-working policies.15% of respondents have access to a subsidised gym membership, 10% of respondents have access to corporate sporting and fitness activities, and 9% can take advantage of tools that encourage physical activity, such as Fitbits or step counters.Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at Robert Half UK, said: “Starting a wellbeing programme may come at a cost but health and happiness go hand-in-hand. Creating a working environment that encourages good health fosters a more stable workforce. It also helps facilitate better team relationships, which in turn drives employee satisfaction, performance and morale.“It’s important to remember that employees are an organisation’s most important asset. Those [organisations] that promote and protect [employees’] health are building a culture dedicated to the overall wellbeing and happiness of employees. These businesses are likely to see higher levels of staff engagement and productivity, helping them become more successful and competitive in the long term.”last_img read more

Uttam Kumar Reddy exhorts Congress workers to strengthen party

first_imgMellacheruvu ( Suryapet): TPCC chief and Nalgonda MP Uttam Kumar Reddy on Saturday stated that the Congress party will hoist party flag in majority municipalities in the State in the forthcoming municipal elections. He was addressing at the swearing in ceremony organized for MPP K Padma, Vice MPP G Gopi Reddy and other elected members held at MPDO office at Mellacheruvu in the district. Speaking on the occasion, he called upon the party cadre to work hard to strengthen the party. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us He felt that TRS could not keep single promise in past six months after it came to power in the State for the second time. He said TRS failed to increase the aasara pensions and could not provide new pattadar passbooks to all the farmers in the State. He ruled out the comments of ruling party leaders about the disappearance of the party from the State and urged the party leaders and cadre to work hard to win Huzurnagar Assembly seat with record majority in the by election to give a strong reply to the ruling party. He appreciated MPP K Padma and her team and advised them to get good name by rendering valuable services to the people of the mandal In this programme, MPDO Hussain, EOPRD Gyama Naik, Congress leader Shyamala Shiva Reddy and others participated.last_img read more