Genoa defender Ervin Zukanovic admits Krzysztof Piatek’s suspension couldn’t be less welcome ahead of today’s Serie A match against AC MilanSince arriving from Polish club Cracovia in a reported deal of €4m, Piatek has since scored 13 of Genoa’s 25 Serie A goals this season in his 19 appearances and his absence will undoubtedly be felt today.The 23-year-old, who is being touted as a potential replacement for Gonzalo Higuain at Milan for this month’s transfer window, is suspended for the match at the Marassi as Genoa look to end a barren run of just one win in their last 13 league games.And Zukanovic admits the loss of their star man is a major blow for the struggling hosts.“We know it’s going to be a difficult match, but we want to win just as much as Milan do,” said Zukanovic, according to Football-Italia.“Piatek is a big loss, because he is a player who scored many goals, but we have other strong forwards who can fill the gap today.”Karsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.Latest reports over Piatek’s expected move to the San Siro state that Genoa will receive a fee in the region of £31m and bonuses will be included should Milan manage to finish in the top-four in the Serie A and qualify for the Champions League next season.Once the deal, which will reportedly likely be concluded on Tuesday, is complete then Higuain will be expected to leave Italy and join former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea for the remainder of this season.The Blues can then extend Higuain’s loan deal for another 12 months this summer if things work out at Stamford Bridge.21-year-old Andrea Favilli, who is on loan from Juventus, is expected to take Piatek’s place in the Milan starting line-up for today’s league encounter.The Serie A match between Genoa and Milan will take place at the Marassi with kick-off set for 15:00 (CET) today.
WILMINGTON, MA — The below announcement is from the Wilmington Police Department:National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. At the Wilmington event, we have representatives from not only the WPD, but also from local, county, state, & federal law enforcement agencies on hand to speak with community members and explain each of their agency’s role.National Night Out 2019 will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 5pm to 8pm at Rotary Park, located across the street from the Wilmington Public Safety building. We will have police & fire vehicles displays, equipment displays, demonstrations, crime prevention information, food, & bouncy houses.The following agencies are scheduled to be present:Wilmington Police DepartmentWilmington Fire DepartmentFederal Bureau of InvestigationBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & FirearmsUnited States Postal Inspection ServiceVeteran’s Affairs PoliceFederal Reserve PoliceMassachusetts State PoliceMassachusetts Environmental PoliceReading Police DepartmentMassachusetts National GuardLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: What To Expect At TONIGHT’S Wilmington Police’s National Night OutIn “Police Log”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”VIDEO: Watch Highlights Of Wilmington Police Department’s National Night OutIn “Videos”
Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Monday it plans to sell its Chinese e-commerce business Yihaodian to Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc for a 5 percent equity stake in JD.com, a strategic alliance that aims to expand WalMart’s reach in China to more customers.Under the deal, JD.com will issue about 145 million new class A shares to Wal-Mart, worth about $1.5 billion at JD.com’s current valuation.Shares of Wal-Mart rose 26 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $71.21 in afternoon New York Stock Exchange trading. JD.com’s ADRs were up nearly 8 percent, or $1.56, at $21.58Wal-Mart took a stake in Yihaodian, which has focused on online grocery sales and caters to affluent female customers, in 2011 before taking full ownership last July.That deal combined Yihaodian’s local expertise with Wal-Mart’s global sourcing and supply chain capabilities, but growth was hindered when Wal-Mart narrowed the number of sellers on the site, according to a note from Barclays issued on Monday.In the latest agreement, JD.Com, China’s second-largest online retailer, will control the Yihaodian brand and website, while Walmart will continue to operate the Yihaodian direct sales business and will sell on the Yihaodian marketplace.The deal will give Walmart access to JD.Com’s online traffic and expand its reach into the Chinese market. Sam’s Club China will open a flagship store on JD.Com and utilize its delivery network, the companies said. Walmart’s China stores will be listed as a preferred retailer on JD.com’s crowd-sourced platform, O2O JV Dada.Brian Yarbrough, an analyst with Edward Jones, said the deal with JD.com was a more cost-effective way for Wal-Mart to get its products and name in the marketplace by partnering with a large, experienced player.”It doesn’t mean that they’ve pulled away, but to me it tells me they are trying to make smarter investments,” said Yarbrough.Walmart’s financial adviser on the deal was Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and its legal advisor was Morrison & Foerster LLP. JD.com’s legal advisors were Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe LLP and Han Kun Law Offices.
REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration/File PhotoUber plans to switch its focus to electric bikes and scooter over car despite the fact that the company will suffer loss initially. Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, said that it is difficult plus time taking for cars to go inside the narrow streets of a city and that is where the demand for electric bikes occurs.It has spent around $200m for its new e-bike business this year and the investment will continue despite the losses. “In the short term, it might cost us but in long-term it would add huge profit and that is where we exactly want to head,” said Khosrowshahi.Uber operates its e-bike business in around 8 cities in the USA, including New York and Washington and soon they will launch its bike business in European cities Berlin, being the first city. The revenue at first will be less but it will grow in long-term once the users are friendly with the same.At first, the uber drivers were not very convinced about the idea until they got to know that their short rides would be replaced by the long rides and more earnings. Renting bikes and scooters will earn them less profit than cars but it will cover the profit by replacing the long rides for short rides. “We are willing to trade off short-term per-unit economics for long-term higher engagement,” CEO told the FT.Uber is making good revenue from the taxi business but its expansion into new areas of e-bike and scooters has added losses to it at a great rate. David Brophy, professor of finance at the University of Michigan, told Reuters that the firm could expect to see its valuation slashed in a public listing if it did not show more progress towards becoming profitable.According to BBC, the basic cost of hiring a scooter is about $1 (76p). Riders pay more the further they travel.
Syed Ashraful Islam with his wife Shila Islam. Photo: FacebookShila Islam, wife of public administration minister and ruling Awami League presidium member Syed Ashraful Islam, passes away after suffering from cancer at a hospital in London on Monday morning.She was 57.Syed Ashraf’s personal assistant AKM Sazzad Hossain, who is currently in London, confirmed this to Prothom Alo.Shila Islam was a born Briton and studied at the Metropolitan University and University in Nottingham in London.Syed Ashraf has one daughter, Lima Islam, currently working at London HSBC Bank.
Recently arrived Rohingyas living in the Shalbagan-Nayapara camp in Cox’s Bazar district, for the first time, have selected their own camp committee, led by women.The election in Shalbagan camp is a pilot project under the community governance process, an initiative taken by the UN refugee agency UNHCR in partnership with ADRA and Bangladeshi local authorities.Rohingyas living in Shalbagan chose their own camp committee consisting of a chief, a deputy, an assistant, a general member and 12 block representatives.The elected camp leader, deputy leader and half of all block representatives are female.“This is a remarkable achievement. Rohingya refugees in Shalbagan have spoken and decided they want 50 per cent of their representatives to be women. They should be congratulated on this,” said Bernadette Castel-Hollingsworth, UNHCR’s Senior Protection Coordinator in Cox’s Bazar.This is the first time elections for camp leaders have been rolled out to ensure community representation in areas where recently-arrived Rohingya refugees, who fled violence in Myanmar, are living.“This election marks a transition to a more democratic form of representation,” said Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abdul Kalam.“Through the election, the voices of people will have a firmer ground to communicate gaps in services and their needs,” he said.The camp committee selection process at Shalbagan began seven weeks ago with refugees nominating 20 candidates who were then screened against eligibility criteria.The newly-elected refugee committee began work this week, starting with capacity-building plans supported by UNHCR, humanitarian partners and local authorities.As part of the Community Governance Process, Camp Committee elections are intended to be rolled out across other refugee sites in the coming months.
President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrive with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International airport as they prepare to spend part of the weekend together at Mar-a-Lago resort. Photo: AFPPresident Donald Trump welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a brotherly hug and warm words of admiration Friday, as he ditched previously hard-charging rhetoric toward Tokyo during a White House summit.Trump praised his guest’s “strong hands,” the pair’s “very, very good chemistry” and rolled out a White House military honor guard in a remarkable public display of diplomatic affection.“When I greeted him today at the car,” Trump said after an Oval Office meeting, “I shook hands, but I grabbed him and hugged him, because that’s the way we feel.”The odd political couple had lunch at the White House before heading to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for further talks and a round of golf on Saturday.At Palm Beach airport, the pair were welcomed by a swarm of black SUVs, and a group of onlookers wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats.Dozens of Palm Beach residents lined the sidewalks along the route to Trump’s estate, photographing the motorcade and waving American flags.The sporting gambit recalled the diplomatic exploits of Abe’s grandfather, prime minister Nobusuke Kishi, who once donned a polo shirt to play with avid golfer president Dwight Eisenhower.Abe is in the United States on a similar charm offensive.Then, the topic was post-war reconciliation. This time, the Japanese leader is trying to build a personal rapport with the mercurial new US president and head off simmering disputes.Ties have been strained by Trump’s willingness to question long-standing defense commitments and his rejection of a trans-Pacific trade deal.Plans under consideration in the White House propose a substantial hike of import tariffs that could have a serious impact on Japanese manufacturers.Abe dodged questions about the trade deal, instead dispatching a slew of compliments.“Donald, Mr President, you are an excellent businessman,” he said, praising Trump on everything from his meteoric political rise to his golf game.“My scores in golf are not up to the level of Donald at all,” Abe said self-effacingly.‘Very, very deep’ bondsAbe’s efforts appeared to have paid off. After some tough anti-Japanese rhetoric on the campaign trail, Trump embraced long-standing defense agreements and “free, fair and reciprocal” trade.“We’re committed to the security of Japan,” Trump said.“The bond between our two nations and the friendship between our two peoples runs very, very deep. This administration is committed to bringing those ties even closer.”In a statement, Trump offered reassurances the US would come to Japan’s defense if China were to seize the disputed Senkaku islands, known as the Diaoyu in China.In a joint statement, the pair said they “oppose any unilateral action that seeks to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands”—comments that are sure to rile Beijing.Although Abe has pushed ahead with efforts to boost Japan’s military capabilities, Tokyo still relies on US security guarantees.In a test of Trump’s transactional approach to diplomacy, Abe floated the idea of building a Japanese-designed high-speed rail link that could take Trump between the White House and Trump Tower in New York in an hour.Early Friday, Abe told business leaders that US-Japanese commerce had been “win-win” and highlighted the hundreds of thousands of American jobs created by Japanese investments.Most budget cars sold by Toyota and Honda are “produced in US factories by American workers,” he said, noting that US investments by Japanese firms total $411 billion, generating 840,000 jobs.‘Asia in turmoil’Trump has cast himself as a change agent willing to rip up existing agreements and relationships to put “America first.”While his defense secretary had traveled to Japan to send reassuring messages about the durability of the relationship, until now Trump has showed little inclination to play nice.Inside the White House, foreign policy is sometimes treated as little more than a tool to frame Trump’s image at home.“The Trump administration has sent mixed signals about the relationship thus far,” said Michael Green of the Center for International and Strategic Studies.“For Abe, a strong relationship with the United States is critical given the threat from North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs and China’s rise.”On the issue of China, however, Abe and Trump may find common cause.Tokyo was often concerned about president Barack Obama’s willingness to work with Beijing. Trump is expected to take a tougher line.“We will work together to promote our shared interests, of which we have many, in the region, including freedom from navigation and defending against the North Korean missile and nuclear threat, both of which I consider a very, very high priority,” Trump said.
00:00 /01:22 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X – / 15For many years, the old DeLuxe Theatre stood dilapidated in in the middle of Houston’s Fifth Ward. Now it’s meticulously restored as the centerpiece of the historic neighborhood. Under its Art Deco marquee we meet Kathy Flanagan Payton. She was born in the neighborhood and she now heads the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation. “We have a bad history of being the toughest, baddest ghetto in Texas,” says Payton. “We’re tough, we’re bad, but in a different kind of way. What you’ll find here is a strong sense of family, a strong sense of community spirit.”The Fifth Ward has been around since the mid-1800’s but it suffered a period of decline after it was split apart by freeway construction in the 1960’s. Today there’s new interest in the neighborhood, and Payton says they’re working to balance development with the needs of longtime residents. She says new money can bring in things they don’t have right now, like a supermarket. “We have to have more rooftops,” explains Flanagan. With rooftops come people. When people come, pockets. The pockets that live here today cannot support these amenities. And so our goal is to find a balance.” Also involved in the neighborhood is Reverend Harvey Clemons Jr. of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He says the Fifth Ward’s renewal isn’t just about buildings.“But the attitude, the level of awareness of the community, the diversity of the community, and just a sense of consciousness about community duty and responsibility,” adds Clemons. Hours for this weekend’s Sunday Streets are noon to 4:00 PM. Lyons Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between U.S. 59 and Benson Street. Share