Atlas Lions Player Sofiane Boufal Apologizes to Moroccans

Rabat – Sofiane Boufal, one of the two Atlas Lions players who missed the penalty that made all the difference in their game against Benin along with En-Nesyri, has released an apology to Moroccan fans.Benin snagged the win after a last-gasp penalty at the end of 120 minutes, which Morocco missed. Boufal, feeling the weight of his responsibility for the loss, has asked the Moroccan public for forgiveness.“We are all very disappointed to leave CAN today, especially for the Moroccans,” he started the statement by saying. “We beg your pardon. When I played, I tried to bring my maximum, and I think I did but here’s what I say: the penalties are a lottery, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but we’ll come back stronger, inch’allah!”The other members of the Atlas Lions expressed similar disappointment, as well as their coach, Herve Renard who went as far as saying he is ashamed.“It’s not the right time to talk about anything,” said Renard after the game. “The only thing I would like to say is thank you very much to all the fans who came to Egypt to support us.“I’m a bit ashamed in front of them, and especially about all the people who were supporting us since more than three years.”“You know in life, of course, some people are against you, but this is life. You just have to look forward and only remember the positive things.”Read also: Yet Another Soul-Crushing Disappointment for Morocco’s CAN Aspirations read more

Sri Lanka welcomes InterKorea Summit and Singapore meet

Sri Lanka also looks forward to the consolidation and advancement of the gains at the Panmunjom Summit at the Summit between the two leaders of the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea that is expected to take place on 12 June 2018 in Singapore. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka today welcomed the Inter-Korea Summit between the leaders of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 27 April 2018 and the adoption of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula.The Foreign Ministry said that Sri Lanka looks forward to the implementation of the important commitments and agreed actions outlined in the Declaration aimed at progressing through dialogue, diplomacy and trust-building towards achieving sustainable peace and prosperity, and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. read more

UN presses donors to continue vital support for Malian refugees in Mauritania

In a joint press release, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), warned that current funding will barely cover the needs until the end of April.“The overall humanitarian situation in the Mberra camp has gradually improved since 2012, especially in terms of access to clean water, health care and community services for all refugees. These achievements are the result of joint efforts and must be maintained,” said UNHCR Representative in Mauritania, Mohamed Alwash. “Funding at this stage of the operation is crucial to sustain the progress made,” he underscored.Since 2012, the agencies have been working very closely with the Mauritanian Government and non-governmental organizations to help Malian refugees who fled the conflict in northern Mali and depend on outside help to meet their needs.UNHCR provides protection to refugees and access to primary education, health, housing, water, sanitation and hygiene as well as managing the camp and distributions of food and basic items. It also supports the self-reliance of refugees, especially through adult literacy classes, vocational training, and support to livelihoods and income-generating activities to reduce dependence on external assistance and to provide tailor-made assistance for the most vulnerable.For its part, WFP is providing food and nutrition assistance to Malian refugees Mberra camp. It provides food each month to all refugees and distributes nutritional supplements enriched with vitamins and trace elements for children under five, and pregnant and lactating women to treat and prevent malnutrition. WFP also provides a daily hot meal for camp primary school children.“Refugees in the camp have lost almost everything, and for many of them, food and nutrition assistance provided by WFP is a lifeline,” said the Director of the WFP office in Mauritania, Janne Suvanto. “We have seen the negative impact that the successive cuts in food rations in 2015 have had on the health of refugees, increasing the number of children and pregnant women falling into malnutrition. We know that the slightest change in food assistance could have dramatic consequences,” she added.In Mberra camp, which hosts some 36,000 children, UNICEF continues to strengthen access to quality basic social services in terms of nutrition, health and education. Thanks to UNICEF and its partners, children have access to formal and non-formal education. read more

New date set for US18M oil bonus case

A new date has been set for the court case against Government’s decision to deposit the US$18M signing bonus received from ExxonMobil into a private account. The decision was challenged by Member of Parliament, Anil Nandlall.Nandlall was represented in the High Court by attorneys Rajendra Jaigobin and Manooj Narine at today’s hearing before acting Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire in her chambers.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallDue to the Attorney General’s Chambers failure to file their affidavit in defense on time, an application for an extension was submitted.That application was heard today and was granted by the acting Chief Justice who has extended the time to March 20 to permit them to file same.The acting Chief Justice also gave timelines for the parties to file the requisite documents. Nandlall has to file an affidavit in reply on or before March 26.Thereafter, the applicant has to file the submissions before April 20 and the respondents have to file their submissions before May 11. The matter has therefore been adjourned to June 14 for hearing or ruling.The existence of the oil bonus and the renegotiated oil agreement with the company was kept a secret until evidence of the transaction was leaked in December 2017.After mounting criticism, President David Granger defended the transaction by saying it was the thing to do at the time.Government subsequently defended its move not to deposit the singing bonus into the Consolidated Fund by saying that it was holding the money to pay legal fees for Guyana should it have to take its border case with Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Nandlall is contending however, that the $US18M deposited into an account established by the Minister of Finance within the Bank of Guyana and kept there without depositing same into the Consolidated Fund is in “breach of and contrary to, the letter and spirit of Article 216 of the Constitution of the Republic of Guyana and Section 38 (1) of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act, Chapter 73:02.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedH2H Registration challenge: Unauthorized application filed for CJ to recuse herselfJuly 30, 2019In “Court”LLA alteration…AG’s jurisdiction application has no merit – Nandlall tells courtSeptember 28, 2018In “latest news”Appeal Court challenge to the GECOM Chairmanship ruling commencesJuly 25, 2018In “Court” read more

Patrekur Johannesson about shotclock We should test it why not

Debate about “Shot-clock” in handball becoming more global. Many TOP coaches, among them Gislason, Gudmundsson, Cervar and Djukic talked positive about time length of attack in handball as the way to improve our sport. Austrian NT head-coach Patrekur Johannesson shares for his thoughts…– I think that it’s not bad to try “shot-clock” in some tournaments, for example, in pre-season, before start of regular Championships. After that we can talk about it, when we see how it is in practice. We could test it in training matches in August for example in many countries, then coaches, players and other handball people could discuss about that. Firstly, 70-80% of handball population have to try that innovation, and then, we can talk about implementation in handball game – says Icelander, who emphasizes possible positive and negative things of possible changes:–  Positive would be that rules became much more clear and that referres won’t have a problem to say when team plays too long in attack. Negative is that attack could became less organized with lower quality. We have to see how it works.Successful coach, who made fantastic progress with Austrians by winning 11th place at EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, answers to the question about “shot-clock” as new rule in handball which could help our sports to attract more fans.– Like I said, we have to test it. Yes, it’s happen that refferes sometimes give some teams to play longer, sometimes shorter. We have to try it, why not? – concludes Johannesson.SHOT-CLOCK – WHY AND WHY NOT?PHOTO: ÖHB/Wagner) Austri9aAustriaHANDBALL SHOT-CLOCKPatrekur Jóhannesson ← Previous Story NICE HANDBALL STORY: Wisla fans with Hungarian flag for Veszprem… Next Story → Lekic: Gullden has key role – Gullden: Lekic is dangerous read more

Coveney wants more communication between farmers and beef factories

first_imgTHE MINISTER FOR Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney said he would like to see “clearer communications” between farmers and beef factories.Speaking today on implementing reconsiderations contained in the Dowling Report on the beef sector, Coveney said that it was “critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors”.He said he would like to see action being taken on the recommendations made in the report, stating that more communication is needed on prices and specification.Dowling reportThe Dowling Report made recommendations in relation to the provision of clear, simple and transparent information to farmers on price and specification based on the grid system.It also referred to the need to ensure that any adjustments to specification take adequate account of the normal production cycle, and in relation to the development of contract models to give farmers more security when it comes to supplying animals.“Farmers need to have a simple, comprehensible framework for determining the price that will be paid for their animals. There has been an understandable period of reflection on the report’s contents at this stage, and I expect processors to take pro active steps to work with farming organisations to deal with these issues,” said Coveney.Irish farmersHe said that Irish beef farmers are “feeling the pressure at the moment” as prices have declined significantly since the highs of last year, not only in Ireland, but internationally.Coveney says this makes it even more important that the relationship between processors and farmers “is built on transparency and trust”.The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association’s (ICSA) president Patrick Kent said:“The Minister is now getting the message that there is a crisis of confidence in the beef sector,” said Kent.Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn>Read: Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze…>last_img read more

Local bail jumper tracked down in Europe

first_imgClick to enlarge When Alexander Tishchenko jumped his bail bond, he jumped far. Faced with a 5-year, 4-month prison sentence and a court summons after his appeal case was denied, the 28-year-old did the opposite of turning himself in.He fled to Paris.Tishchenko was caught dealing meth in 2007 out of a Safeway parking lot as part of a police sting operation, according to Clark County court documents. Police sent a known drug addict to purchase meth from Tishchenko while officers waited in the parking lot, watching for the exchange. Over the next few years, Tishchenko fought the case, lost and filed an appeal. He lost the appeal and when he failed to return to court in June 2011, the court issued a warrant for his arrest.He was nowhere to be found — locally.“I’ve never had someone leave the country,” said David Regan, bail enforcement agent and owner of Regan Bail Bonds. He footed the entire bill, nearly $20,000, to help locate and bring back Tishchenko.Deputy U.S. Marshal Leland Rakoz confirmed through Homeland Security that Tishchenko flew out of New York City on a one-way flight to Paris.Regan chatted with Tishchenko online through a fake Internet dating profile of an attractive Russian girl to learn more about where he was and what he was doing. Through the profile, they found he was traveling back and forth between Ukraine and France. He worked as a transporter and often posted pictures of guns and money, Regan said.last_img read more

World Cup memories

first_imgAs nearly 25 million people tuned in to watch Team USA play Portugal in the World Cup, Mallory Stonier stood on the field.The 9-year-old Vancouver resident was one of 27 kids around the country who won a contest through McDonald’s that sent them on a five-day trip to Brazil. Just before Sunday’s match in Manaus, Brazil, Mallory and 10 other kids walked onto the field hand-in-hand with Team USA’s starting lineup. She was paired with midfielder Graham Zusi, whom she says is now her favorite player. He didn’t say anything to her, but “right before we walked out, he squeezed my hand twice,” Mallory said. Looking around the field before the roaring crowd, she said, it seemed like she was watching from afar. “I felt like it couldn’t be happening,” she said. The kids, who were called player escorts, stayed on the field till the end of the national anthems. “Then, we just ran off the field,” she said. They were trying to get off the field before Portugal came around to high-five the USA team. Not sure how fast to get off the field, they sprinted.“I enjoyed watching that,” said her dad, Brandon Stonier, who was waiting in the stands. “They ran fast.” About five minutes into the game, Mallory joined her dad to watch it. The crowd erupted into cheers when Team USA scored goal No. 2. Although Portugal scored at the last minute, resulting in a 2-2 draw, Mallory could not stop smiling.last_img read more

Recording Academys Neil Portnow Talks GRAMMY Noms Diversity

first_img Soprano Isabel LeonardPhoto: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Neil Portnow On Diversity In 2018 GRAMMY Noms recording-academys-neil-portnow-talks-grammy-noms-diversity-2 Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees Facebook KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala Who Is Presenting At The 60th GRAMMYs? News (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees More 60th GRAMMY Awards News Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Who Are The Latest Performers? | 60th GRAMMYs Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images GRAMMY Performances Available Via Apple Music Find Out Where 60 GRAMMY Nominees Were Born Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineup Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List Twitter KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees Nile RodgersPhoto: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/ Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees Who’s Performing At The 2018 GRAMMY After-Party? Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/ These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees Soprano Isabel LeonardPhoto: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/ Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Read more Performers Added To 2018 Person Of The Year Show Congratulations to the 60th #GRAMMYs nominees! View the full list here:— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 28, 2017 Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music MusiCares John Legend One clear example of the multicultural and genre-diverse nature of this year’s noms is the first-ever dual Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year nomination going towards a predominantly Spanish-language song; namely, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber.”It’s a reflection of the times, something we’re very proud of,” says Portnow. “I would say that we have to be careful in the sense that [the nominations] didn’t happen solely because of its enormous popularity and acceptance. That’s undeniable, but through the lens of our folks who listen to that record as a musician or a producer and listen to all those elements that got fused together and the production elements, the instrumentation and the diversity there, from a craft standpoint, it’s an extraordinary record.”Be sure to tune in to the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York. The 60th GRAMMY Awards telecast will air from 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT. Find Out Where 60 GRAMMY Nominees Were Born Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/ Dr. DrePhoto: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/ Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 28, 2017 – 5:30 am Record Of The Year Nominees | 60th GRAMMY Awards Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineup Who Is Presenting At The 60th GRAMMYs? 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Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs Kendrick LamarPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Imagescenter_img Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala RihannaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Performers Added To 2018 Person Of The Year Show 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/ Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/ Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/ Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/ Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards John Legend Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Watch GRAMMY Jazz Performances On Apple Music Kendrick LamarPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Watch GRAMMY R&B Performances On Apple Music Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma ‘2018 GRAMMY Nominees’ Album: Buy Your Copy Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/ See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music ‘2018 GRAMMY Nominees’ Album: Buy Your Copy 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs Indeed, the nominations for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards represent the wide range of today’s musical landscape, partially as a result of the Recording Academy’s continued efforts to diversify its membership.”We have taken a concerted effort to making sure that the voting membership of the Academy is representative of the creative community,” Portnow says. “We’ve got 84 categories. Are we well-represented with membership from all of them? Are we engaging them? Are they participating? We look at that regularly and to the extent that we find there are areas that need more attention, we’ll do that.”  Watch GRAMMY Pop Performances On Apple Music Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Watch GRAMMY R&B Performances On Apple Music Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards Nile RodgersPhoto: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? 60th GRAMMY nominations are “a reflection of our times,” according to Recording Academy President/CEO Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 28, 2017 – 3:15 pm This morning, many of the world’s best music creators woke up to some life-changing news: a GRAMMY nomination. For Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, the results were equally exciting.”I was very pleased,” Portnow told Billboard, calling the nominations “a wonderful reflection on our organization and how relevant and in touch and savvy our voting members are.”        Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/ Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/ Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineup Prev Next MusiCares Watch GRAMMY Jazz Performances On Apple Music Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/ Dr. DrePhoto: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients Watch GRAMMY Pop Performances On Apple Music Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 MusiCares See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards Email Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images RihannaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Rushanara records landslide win in UK polls

first_imgRushanara-AliAnother Bangladeshi origin Labour Party leader Rushanara Ali has won his seat again in the Britains snap polls.Rushanara Ali recorded the landslide victory in the Bethnal Green and Bow seat for the third consecutive time.The first Bangladeshi origin British MP, Rushanara bagged 42,969 votes while her rival Conservative Party candidate Charlotte Chirico got 7,576 votes.In 2015, Rushanara received 32,387 votes while her Conservative Party candidate Mathew Smith was voted 8,070, marking a 24317-vote victory for Rushnara.The Sylhet-born UK politician was first elected in 2010.last_img

Red Dead Redemption 2 Sold Even Better Than Expectations

first_img The game of sales expectations is really fascinating to me. Like, you want to be close with your predictions to keep shareholders from getting antsy about overall financial health, and obviously falling short of predictions is a bad look. But I guess you don’t want to be too conservative either to avoid looking like you don’t understand your own business. I’m sure some analyst could explain it better. All this to say that Red Dead Redemption 2, already the best-selling game of 2018, has now sold better than even what its publishers expected.And that’s funny to me because what were Take-Two’s more modest expectations? Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s follow-up not just to the original but also Grand Theft Auto V, a game with absolutely absurd sales numbers. All big Rockstar games sell crazy like this. Between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there are over 100 million potential customers for the game. So when Take-Two says Red Dead Redemption 2 sold over 23 million copies, my first though isn’t “Wow, crazy” but “Yeah, sounds about right.”In general it’s probably smart to not take astronomical success like this for granted, but it’s Rockstar. And again if Grand Theft Auto V is any example, this is just the start of Red Dead’s financial victories, especially if its online mode really takes off. It’s not like this was the only huge money-maker for Take-Two either. This is the same publisher for NBA 2K19, the third best-selling game of 2018. Heck, even Civilization VI on Nintendo Switch did better than they thought.Of course, whenever we talk about how much money a game make it’s also important to remember that money could be used to better treat the employees who actually make the games, employees who should get organized. So now might be a great time to give some hefty bonuses to anyone who worked 100-hour weeks to get Arthur’s beard hair just right. Don’t just use this money to pay off the Pinkertons.For more on Red Dead Redemption 2 read our review and check out this beautiful photo gallery.View as: One Page Slides1/241. A River Runs Through It — I couldn’t help but think of Norman McLean’s tale of coming and age and fly fishing, A River Runs Through It, as I spied this view from a perilous rope bridge.2. After the Bear Fight — I was ridging through a green field of beautiful flowers when my horse reared and a grizzly attacked me. I got a few shots off, but had my varmint rifle equipped. I survived the mauling and killed the beast, but was worse for wear.3. After the Hanging — I watched this poor soul lose his virtual life. Not a pretty sight.4. Altar Tight — A raven perches atop an altar of sacrificial bones. You’ll see some weird things if you wander off the beaten path.5. Amputation — I brought this fellow to the doctor, who had to take his arm. Nasty business.6. Arthur and Deer — I couldn’t resist posing for a selfie outside the taxidermist’s house.7. Arthur Twilight Mountain Selfie — The light was gorgeous in the game, trust me.8. Bear Hat Mouth Harp Selfie — I put on my bear hat, one of the first absurd hats you can get in the game, to snap a selfie in the Rhodes town square.9. Bird of Paradise — Arthur contemplates his decisions as he stands in front of a bird of paradise.10. Boat on River — I had a Georges Seurat painting in my mind when I framed this one.11. Dry Goods Vet — The general store in Rhodes is photogenic as hell.12. Dynamite Accident — This is what happens when you stand too close to a safe during the process of attempting to open it using dynamite.13. Gunfighter Lady —Gunfighting wasn’t just for the fellas.14. Hanging Guy In The Swamp — I had a legendary fish on my horse. But I saw this and stopped to take a picture anyway. Needless to say, I was immediately murdered by swamp people. I got the fish back, though.15. In Memory — Old gravestones are one of my favorite real-world photographic subjects, so I had to snap this shot of a wooden marker when I happened upon it.16. Law Office — An urban street scene at night—not sure what these dudes are up to, but the lighting grabbed my attention.17. Lighthouse — The lighthouse is one of the prettier spots in the game.18. Look On My Works — Serial killer? I don’t know. No spoilers. Unless you know where Gavin is.19. Mouth Harp — There’s a dude in Rhodes who just hangs out and plays a mouth harp all day. Who said they didn’t have hipsters in the 19th century?20. Notions — There’s just something about the townsfolk in Rhodes that makes me think of Deliverance.21. River and Mountains —Red Dead’s scenery is amazing, even if Arthur isn’t quite Ansel Adams.22. Snowy Cabin Body — One of Arthur’s victims lies dead in the snow.23. St. Denis Street At Night — As New Orleans is in the real world, St. Denis is one of my favorite places on the Red Dead map.24. Vesuvius Studio Shot — This isn’t from Arthur’s camera. I paid to have my portrait taken in St. Denis. The photographer had a backdrop with what is presumably Mount Vesuvius, so of course that’s the one I went with. Stay on target ‘Red Dead Online’ Finally Fully LaunchesThe Actual Pinkertons Are Suing the Makers of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ last_img read more

The Knicks have more past their prime talent than Caesars Palace

first_img Advertisement All of a sudden the Knicks fans have their most interesting team since they played in the Finals during the O.J. Bronco Chase. News broke today that the Knicks are expected to sign oft injured free agent forward Joakim Noah for around $18 million per year.Report: Knicks Expected to Sign Joakim Noah— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) June 30, 2016Noah has always been productive when he’s on the floor, but he’s only played in 29 games last season.  If recently acquired Derrick Rose and Noah don’t break in half, the Knicks could make the Playoffs in the feeble Eastern Conference, where there’s no clear cut second best team to eventually lose the Cavs. If the Knicks sign Noah, their lineup, including Rose, Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony would at least be interesting and have the potential to compete. It looks good on paper, where they can’t get hurt. The Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant Lakers also looked good on paper.Today in The Herd, Colin said that the Knicks are a lot like Caesar’s Palace, where you can see all the top acts five years out of their prime.“They’re not beating Cleveland, they’re not gonna beat Indiana. It’s a really fun team with a bunch of big names. I made the example earlier this week, it’s kind of what Vegas does. They bring in Elton John, and Celine Dion, and Brittany Spears. They’re past their prime, but they sell tickets. Caesar’s Palace isn’t bringing in like Kanye, maybe for a shoe line, but they’re not bringing in the top people who are red hot. Right now the Knicks are doing Caesar’s Palace.”Phil Jackson may be putting together the New York version of the 2010 NBA All Star team, but if Rose and Noah stay healthy at least the Knicks will have a pulse. It would be an improvement over the 20 car pile up that’s been on the floor at the Garden since Patrick Ewing walked out the door.“New York’s not a Destination Spot, it’s in a Desperation Spot” @ColinCowherd on @WhitlockJason‘s Kobe/Knicks theory— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) June 30, 2016last_img read more

Avoiding the Shiny Object Trap How to Focus on What Matters Most

first_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 30, 2018 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Running a company in the 21st century maymake you feel as if you’re living in a world of infinite possibilities: Technology is causing things to change rapidly in every industry, and there are so many different things you can try, to out-innovate your competitors.Related: 3 Ways to End Technology DistractionBut becoming too enamored with the endless possibilities can cause you to divert your focus from the critical functions of the organization.Striking a proper balance, therefore, between learning when to embrace new opportunities and sticking to what you know is actually fairly straightforward. You just have to pay attention to the evidence around you, understand what makes you successful and never take your eyes off your customers just to chase a fad.Trust your data to keep you on track.One of the best things you can do for your business is to institute a comprehensive policy for collecting, using and managing performance data. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to spend the resources to do this, and then disregard your findings.According to a study from CEB summarized in the Harvard Business Review, companies still see a significant gap between collecting data and using it properly. Despite the widespread availability of data and the relative ease of gathering it, compared to what previously was the case, many businesses still struggle with employing analytics to aid in decision-making. Only 50 percent of senior leaders in the study were identified as being “data-savvy.”Related: 6 Ways to Master Distraction and Stay FocusedThe ability to be bold and take risks is important for any business leader. However, when you think you are on to the next great idea, and you refuse to listen to data that indicates otherwise, critical problems will likely arise.Experiment with new marketing channels slowly and carefully.Marketing in the digital age really is like holding a double-edged sword.On the one hand, there are more ways than ever to reach a captive audience of millions with personalized messaging. But it also seems like a new marketing medium pops up every few months. Just think of how few companies even considered marketing through Snapchat a couple of years ago. For business owners, trying to keep up with the latest platform can be a resource-intense distraction.It is important to follow the developments of new technology and try to reach customers through different marketing outlets, especially if your core customer base is made up of people who are likely to be using these platforms. However, it is unwise to divert too many dollars and staff hours away from your proven marketing channels in an effort to be on top of trends. Start gradually, at first, until you have a clear idea of what kind of results you can expect to achieve, and at what cost.Know your core competencies.One of the best ways to avoid getting distracted by all of the possibilities available to you is to understand what your company does exceptionally well, and funnel most of your energy into that. Then, allocate a small portion of your remaining resources toward piloting new projects and experimenting with novel campaigns.When GoPro decided to enter the drone market, the company shifted its focus and resources away from its core product, action cameras. Although this move seemed promising, the action-camera company was unsuccessful in manufacturing and marketing a drone that customers actually wanted. Earlier this year, GoPro decided to exit the drone business.Ultimately, you should never lose sight of what your customers expect from you, and never interrupt your mission to deliver that to them in a more effective way.Be willing to outsource.Your core competencies may be too important to stray from, but you have some wiggle room when it comes to anything outside of those functions. These are areas where you can afford to outsource work to other companies when that makes sense both financially, and from a quality perspective.With all the resources you put toward enhancing your core value proposition, you aren’t going to be able to do everything as well as some companies can do one thing. If your organization needs to outsource functions such as human resources or business development so you can focus on what you do best, then don’t hesitate.Always bring it back to the customer.The best way to ensure you aren’t getting distracted from your mission is to tie everything back to your relationship with the customer. If the choices you make are in service of improving your customers’ overall experience, then you’ll always find yourself on the right track.That doesn’t mean every decision will yield positive results, but it will help you narrow your decision-making so you don’t lose sight of the one relationship you absolutely can’t afford to ignore. Numerous studies have proven time and time again that the quality of the customer experience is, by far, the most important part of any business.Related: 5 Distractions That Are Productivity Poison (and How to Avoid Them)To succed, entrepreneurs must not get caught in the “shiny object” trap. Instead, they need to focus on optimizing their resources and delivering unparalleled value to their customers. 5 min readlast_img read more

To celebrate National Cask Ale Week 2009 613th A

first_imgTo celebrate National Cask Ale Week 2009 (6-13th April), Skyscanner takes a look at the world’s biggest beer drinking nations. Pack your pint glass and become a beer tourist in the planet’s best places to sample nature’s nectar.1. Czech Republic (beer consumption per capita: 156.9 litres) – in at the top spot, it’s the Czechs who down 156.9 litres of the amber nectar per capita every year! Known worldwide for beers such as Pilsner Urquell and Budvar – the original Budweiser, it’s perhaps not surprising the Czechs drink so much of the stuff.Skyscanner favourite beer: Staropramen.Find flights to Czech Republic 2. Ireland (131.1 litres) – home to many great brews, including Guinness, one of the biggest beer brands around, it’s no big surprise that the Irish are big on beer. Be sure to visit Dublin’s Guinness Brewery to learn how the black gold is brewed, see their famous advertising campaigns and of course enjoy your free sample.Skyscanner favourite beer: Kilkenny.Find cheap flights to Ireland 3. Germany (115.8 litres) – Oktoberfest, which actually begins in September, is Germany’s biggest celebration of beer, but the Germans are big drinkers all year round, consuming 115.8 litres per capita annually. There are many styles to choose from: try a Bavarian Weissbeer (white beer), Rauchbier (smoked beer) or if you’re tough enough – bock, a strong lager over 6.4% alcohol – prost!Skyscanner favourite beer: Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse.Find cheap flights to Germany 4. Australia (109.9 litres) – the Aussies love a cold ‘stubbie’, but regional brand loyalty is very strong Down Under, meaning that many stick to the beer of their home state (for example, Queenslanders drink Castlemaine XXXX, Victorians drink Victoria Bitter etc). However, the numbers of microbrewers are growing, especially in cosmopolitan city areas, where a much wider range of beer is on offer.Skyscanner favourite beer: Tooheys New.Find cheap flights to Australia5. Austria (108.3 litres) – Austrian beer isn’t world renowned, but in Vienna it’s all about the microbreweries. The most famous is the Schweizerhaus in the Vienna Prater, but the pub ‘1516’ in the city centre (named after the year of origin of the ‘Reinheitsgebot’ beer purity law) and ‘7 Sterne Bräu’ near the big Mariahilferstraße shopping street come highly recommended.Skyscanner favourite beer: Zwickel Bier.Find cheap flights to Austria6. UK (99 litres) – though lager is readily available in the UK, it’s real ale that Britain does best. Available in thousands of varieties, real ale is brewed from traditional ingredients and allowed to mature naturally in the barrel, resulting in a rich tasting beer with great character.Skyscanner favourite beer: Deuchars IPA. Find cheap flights to the UK7. Belgium (93 litres) – said to comprise the most diverse national collection of beer in the world, it’s little wonder that Belgiums rank in the world’s top 10 biggest beer drinkers. From pale ale, to Flemish red, to fruit flavoured brews and monastic ales, Belgium’s long standing brewing experience and experimentation means they are held as perhaps the greatest beer nation on earth.Skyscanner favourite beer: Duvel.Find cheap flights to Belgium8. Denmark (89.9 litres) – the Danish beer market is dominated by pale lager which accounts for 95% of total sales, but a microbrewery explosion since the turn of the millennium means that Denmark now has one of the most exciting beer cultures in Europe.Skyscanner favourite beer: Tuborg.Find cheap flights to Denmark9. Finland (85 litres) – not a country known for its beer, but the relatively recent relaxation of alcohol laws in Finland has led to an explosion of craft beers and microbreweries. The Helsinki beer festival in April offers over 400 different beers for boozers to try.Skyscanner favourite beer: Karhu.Find cheap flights to Finland10. Luxembourg (84.4 litres) – perhaps an unexpected result, but even though Luxembourg is tiny, it has at least seven breweries and has plenty of good brews for the beer tourist to try, mostly influenced by the brewing styles of their German neighbours.Skyscanner favourite beer: Bofferding.Find cheap flights to Luxembourg_World’s biggest beer drinkers measured in beer consumed (in litres) per capita per country according to research by Kirin Holdings._ ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCape Town tipples: The best breweries and distilleries to visitArtisan community transforming Cape Town’s industrial heart – Pick the perfect craft beer to go with your burger – Find out where to try uniquely South African botanically-infused gin – Choose the best distillery tours and beer-making workshops7 cities where you’ll find the cheapest beer in EuropeFrom cheap ales in Budapest to free wine in Paris, in honour of National Beer Day (15th June) we’ve got seven ideas for city breaks in Europe where your pounds will buy you more pints. 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Daimler local Mercedes distributor fined €207mln by competition watchdog

first_imgThe competition watchdog (CPC) has fined two companies with a €20.7 million fine for restricting the distribution of genuine Mercedes-Benz parts in the Cypriot market, it was announced on Friday.In its April 23 decision, the CPC fined Mercedes- Benz owner Daimler AG and Cyprus Import Corporation (CIC), the local dealership, €20mln and €700,000 respectively after it found them in violation of competition laws.The fine followed an investigation into a complaint lodged in 2011 by spare parts importers Kapodistrias and Kyros Auto Service.Kapodistrias and Kyros used to import genuine Mercedes parts from overseas suppliers but were unable to do so after Daimler applied a selective distribution system for its parts.After the decision “sale of genuine parts by the official network is allowed only to members of the network, i.e. CIC, in the Cypriot market, and authorised distributors and repair shops, as well as car owners through independent garages.”“The CPC also noted that CIC, just before the implementation of the selective distribution system, held exceptionally high …  market shares.”After the system was applied, CIC acquired monopoly status, the CPC said.The CPC concluded that CIC knew, as the general distributor, that it would be the only member of the system of selective distribution in the Cypriot market, and despite being able to, it had not appointed other authorised dealers, but chose to remain the sole distributor in the market.“In addition, the commission unanimously judged that Daimler failed to ensure the proper implementation of the selective distribution system in the Cypriot market, and its actions and or omissions, based on the agreement with CIC, led to the limited availability of genuine parts bearing the logo of the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles,” the CPC said. “The system of selective distribution could have been implemented in the Cypriot market without any restriction or control of production of supply.”  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Okla. who was poking under the hood of his pickup in a field near Regent last week after a few showers stopped work for the afternoonSharing the painThe custom crew reduced its normal rate this year — cutting off $5 an acre — to share the financial downside of the drought Yields are definitely down in small grains if they weren’t already rolled up into feed for livestock instead of becoming flour-based products for humans"Well some days we just twiddle our thumbs" Walker said "I’ve been coming up here since the ’50s and this is the worst year we’ve ever had I’ve never seen it so bad — the whole way from Texas to here"He said a lot of guys baled up their crop and don’t want to hire anybody in a combine The yield out in fields still standing ranges from 5 bushels to as high as 30 bushels an acre even the high side still just half of what’s become typical since no-till farm practices took holdThe field where Walker Harvesting is staged in Regent is normally packed with crews and equipment This year it’s about as empty as a golf course in a lightning stormIt’s the same in Mott and Mott Mayor Troy Mosbrucker said campgrounds normally packed wall to wall are maybe 30 percent occupied this year"It affects everyone — the cafes the gas stations the grocery stores" he saidPheasants affectedHe’s worried the drought impact will carry over into the pheasant hunting season another traditional economic engine in the southwest region most yearsDrought conditions — now rated from moderate to exceptional across more than 99 percent of the state — affected habitat plant diversity and insect hatches Bird numbers could have suffered as a result according to Jeb Williams North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s wildlife chief Williams said the department’s brood survey will be done at the end of the month but it already appears that the traditional hot spot for pheasants will take yet another hit"It’s not surprising given that we have these extreme drought conditions right in the heart of pheasant country" Williams saidHunters should see to it that they have plenty of available data on their cellphones because before they hit the field they will need to do daily monitoring of the Rural Fire Danger Index The index will provide a county-by-county update of any special limitations related to off-road driving campfires or smoking outside a vehicleDangerous activities"The fire danger is not from the hunting but from associated activities Using the index gets to the activities during a situation when the fire danger is high or extreme and still allows hunting to go on" Williams saidThe limitations could be standard or customized depending on the individual county and it will be up to the hunter to know where he’s at and what applies he said The index is on the department’s and the state Emergency Services Department’s websitesTo say that the drought is on everyone’s mind in rural North Dakota is an understatementAbout 180 people packed into the Mott KC Hall for a special meeting early last week when Gov Doug Burgum Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring and a coterie of agency managers talked about the state and federal response to the situation ranging from emergency loan programs to grants for livestock water supply projectsBurgum said a livestock water supply program to help livestock producers has "burned through" about $750000 so far and is looking for more funds"We’ve done all we can by executive order for hay hauling For small grains that season is shot and we’re really focusing on the livestock people and getting through winter We take this really seriously" Burgum saidHe expressed concern about the fire danger with about 250 reported fires since July 1 and just 30 of those in the past week or twoHe said rural folks tend to be self-reliant but he urged everyone to keep their cell phone charged and handy and call 911 first before fighting any field fires"It’s OK to call for help" he saidNo end in sightBack in Bismarck at the National Weather Service meteorologists such as Todd Hamilton continue to update short- and long-range forecasts for rain The crystal ball is coming up dryThe end of a drought is measured when its impacts are relieved not just when rainfall catches back up and exceeds normal averages he saidHamilton said it appears an abnormally dry spring and summer — Bismarck is still in the range of 4 to 5 inches below average — will be followed by more of the same looking out over the next 90 days"There’s no real strong indicator going into the fall that there will be any above-average precipitation periods That’s to be expected; we’re now entering the dry time of year anyway Climatologically speaking the chance of enough rain to end the drought is not real good" he saidYes I lost blood I didn’t notice it initially It was the next person who saw me while dressing up that told me that my pants were stained with blood But I can’t say if it was the blood from my menstrual period because my menstrual period just ended or the blood was as a result of the virginity testNature abhors the old Emerson said In 2014 we can add: so do technology investors Because in the tech sector where innovation and growth are worshipped and rewarded with obscene valuations the esteemed companies that helped establish Silicon Valley and shape the Internet are not being allowed to age gracefully HP is breaking into two despite years of its CEO saying this wouldnt happen eBay’s spinning off PayPal after its CEO insisted this made no sense Both companies knuckled under shareholder pressure Now Yahoo is facing pressure to cash out of Alibaba and merge with AOL That follows Dell going private and IBM ditching its low-end servers There are even investor rumblings that Microsoft would be better broken into pieces Spinoffs breakups LBOs and shotgun marriages arent uncommon among aging troubled companies But the wave of events hitting companies once considered blue-chip tech firms is unprecedented Only a decade ago most of these companies were at the top of their games Even today many are so profitable they annually pay out billions if not tens of billions to shareholders through dividends and buybacks And while many of these companies have been undervalued by investors for years they are now being treated as if they are entering a period of advanced decay In sectors like utilities or retail slow growth is tolerated as long as a healthy profit margin is maintained But in tech profits arent enough without growth And there is plenty of growth among the younger generation of tech giants like Google Facebook and LinkedIn The gap between long-in-the-tooth tech giants and lithe growing companies is getting wider by the year While the latter are driven by innovation the former are pushed around by shareholder demands Tech investors have always been growth-oriented but now it’s becoming an obsession And why not As the network effects long promised in the early years of the Internet finally kick in growth at a successful startup can mushroom from seed round into large cap in a few years Airbnb Uber and WhatsApp were all founded about five years ago and today are valued at $10 billion $18 billion and $22 billion respectively Often the new generation of successful startups push to stay out of public markets as long as possible to avoid the public scrutiny quarterly earnings parades and exposure to shareholder activists that are plaguing the likes of HP eBay and Yahoo The world of secondary markets and venture investing have evolved to accommodate them allowing institutional investors who can afford substantial stakes to become investors while the startups remain private Yet theres a cautionary lesson here that startup founders should consider: The same forces that are accelerating tech growth curves are also accelerating the time to maturity Grow big enough and companies will need to draw on public markets for financing To meet quarterly targets they need to maintain billion-dollar businesses even when they stop growing That limits the ability to find new financially risky areas of innovation Soon enough dividend and buyback programs are rolled out to placate antsy investors That as we are seeing this year only placates them for so long No one is demanding a dividend from Google or calling for Facebook to spin off Instagram Both are delivering growth that often surpasses investor expectations and rewarded with rising stock prices Others like Netflix and Amazon are getting a pass by investing profits into future growth But as much as HP talks about say developing a mass-market 3D printer investors only look with disappointment at the slow-growth business of PCs and IT services There are a few companies founded before the dot-com boom notably Apple and Amazon that have so far been able to buck the trend But they may not be able to stay ahead of the curve for long The campaign to pressure Apple for more dividends has halted because Tim Cook keeps promising new product categories like the Apple Watch Amazon has lost nearly a quarter of its value in the last nine months amid concerns its spending is outpacing its promised growth For now Apple and Amazon are anomalies among companies more than 20 years old that are promising more growth in coming years Thats leaving their CEOs independent enough to pursue blue-sky innovations But age catches up to all companies And these days companies in the tech sector are growing old faster than ever Contact us at editors@timecomPanaji: The Congress in Goa has come out in support of an RTI activist against whom the state government has ordered an inquiry File image of Manohar Parrikar PTI The Opposition party slammed the BJP-led government for ordering an inquiry into the assets of the activist Kashinath Shetye and said he should have been instead rewarded for exposing "misdeeds" of the ruling coalition On Friday Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Assembly an ACB inquiry would be conducted against Shetye within eight days He said the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) will inquire if the activist who is also a government servant had amassed assets which are disproportionate to his known sources of income "I don’t agree the state government should initiate an inquiry against the whistleblower In fact he should be rewarded for exposing misdeeds of the government" Congress leader Girish Chodankar said at a press conference on Saturday He said Shetye a junior engineer in the electricity department has been playing a "positive" role and should not be harassed for exposing "illegalities" The RTI activist has filed several cases related to environment and other issues against government departments before the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court and the National Green Tribunal in Pune Parrikar told the House Shetye had filed 195 cases against the government in the last five years The chief minister said a separate probe will be instituted to find out how Shetye obtained a gun licence amid a church sex abuse scandal that has sent shockwaves through the conservative Catholic nation.

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” he said, I believe, ? and other European destinations, Geography and kinship tie India and Nepal in an inextricable but not necessarily happy relationship. Like many youngsters who come to Mumbai,Sachin Yadav, become? 64, 2017 The FBI itself stepped into the debate.

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of the State Bank of India, The amount of Rs 5 Lakh shall be paid within one month, To the extent that he even ended up seeking the advice of the man he helped displace as ICC chairman, so they are only concerned with finding the best brains in the world. Amreli,whose songs I believe will stand the test of time.s why it is right to blame the lyricists alone; they are a product of the environment. Earlierfilms such asPyaasaorSujatahad a very different themethey were made during the time of depression and that reflects in the lyrics These daysthe language is a bold mixture of Hindi and English The youth talks in a similar language which we call Hinglish Todays lyrics are a result of the needs and tastes of the current generation Earlierlove songs had melodythey were set in a scenic landscapewhere the hero had to dance with 40 people to prove himself to the heroine When the format itself has changed right from the beat to language what is the point of having poetry in songs? The body sustained burn injuries. Real Madrid have yet again been ranked as the most valuable sports team in the world by Forbes. read more