Zukanovic Piateks suspension is a big blow for Genoas game against

first_imgGenoa 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.”Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp 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.last_img read more

What To Expect At Wilmington Polices National Night Out On August 6

first_imgWILMINGTON, 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.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”last_img read more

WalMart to sell China online unit to JDcom for a 5 stake

first_imgWal-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.last_img read more

Uber ebikes Shorter rides more earnings

first_imgREUTERS/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.last_img read more

Syed Ashrafs wife passes away

first_imgSyed 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.last_img read more

Rohingyas elect female camp leaders

first_imgRecently 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.last_img read more

Trump welcomes Abe with warm embrace

first_imgPresident 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.last_img read more

EU to debate Russia moves over UK poison attack

first_imgBritain`s prime minister Theresa May addresses the House of Commons on her government`s reaction to the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, in London, on 14 March 2018. ReutersEuropean Union leaders will discuss Russia’s role in a nerve agent attack in Britain when they meet prime minister Theresa May next week, summit chair Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.In offering “full solidarity” with their outgoing fellow EU member state, however, they will wait to see what May herself does to penalise Moscow before considering their own common measures against a powerful eastern neighbour which has long succeeded in sharply dividing opinion within the bloc.Tusk’s echoing of May’s accusations against the Kremlin-he called the poisoning of a former Russian double agent a “brutal attack inspired most likely by Moscow”-was among the most direct criticisms of the Kremlin among EU leaders.But the former Polish prime minister, asked by reporters what the Union might do about it, made clear that the EU would wait for a lead from Britain before responding: “We should wait for some kind of suggestions from London to decide on our common actions,” Tusk said during a news conference in Helsinki.An hour later, May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, some freezes on Russian state assets and a reduced official presence at the soccer World Cup-measures that do not create immediate pressure for EU allies to follow suit.The European Union has imposed an array of personal and trade sanctions on Russia and Russian officials since Moscow seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Reaching unanimity needed to roll those over twice a year has proved difficult, however, with several countries, including Italy, Greece and Hungary, arguing that they are costly, ineffectual and maybe counterproductive.With new French president Emmanuel Macron also pursuing a policy of seeking to coax Moscow into better relations, diplomats say the EU will not find it easy to rally behind a significant expansion of economic sanctions. Macron did not mention Russia in condemning the attack on Tuesday.SUMMIT AGENDANonetheless, outrage at the use on EU soil of a deadly nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union which has left ex-spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter and a British policeman gravely ill has galvanised opinion and European governments are looking to Britain to provide more detail on why it blames Russia.NATO, the military alliance binding most EU countries with the United States, heard evidence on Wednesday from Britain and then called on Russia to explain what it called the “first offensive use” of a nerve agent on NATO territory since the organisation was founded to counter Soviet threats in 1949.Moscow has dismissed any suggestion of Russian involvement.Repeating May’s allegation, Tusk said he would put the issue on the agenda for a regular two-day summit starting in Brussels next Thursday. Among other items leaders will deal with are the negotiations on Britain’s imminent withdrawal. Both sides insist Brexit should not affect close cooperation on security.May’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson is expected to raise the poisoning with EU counterparts on Monday. But diplomats say any serious discussion of possible sanctions against Russia will not start until EU leaders themselves meet three days later.On a visit to Finland, Tusk also offered free trade talks with the United States as he called for Washington to exempt the EU from new steel tariffs sought by president Donald Trump.And in criticising what he called Trump’s move to “trade war” against allies, he linked that to a shared interest in countering what he described as Russian “hybrid war” attacks.“There is no need to explain the significance of close cooperation between Europeans and Americans at a time when someone on the outside spreads fake news, meddles in our elections and attacks people on our soil with the use of a nerve agent,” he told a news conference.“There must not be Transatlantic bickering but Transatlantic unity.”last_img

Walkers And Cyclists Head To The Fifth Ward For Sunday Streets

first_img 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. Sharelast_img read more

Encore Houston Episode 33 Harvey Relief Concert

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /75:58 Ben Doyle, Runaway ProductionsMembers of Jazz Forever with Anthony Brandt (MUSIQA) and Matthew Detrick (Apollo Chamber Players) at the MATCHOn this week’s episode of Encore Houston, we feature the Harvey Relief Concert put on by the Apollo Chamber Players, MUSIQA, and Jazz Forever on Friday, September 8th, which raised $8,000 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The program featured the Apollo Chamber Players performing a number of folk-inspired pieces as well as a premiere by local composer Mark Buller, a MUSIQA saxophone quartet with works new and old, and the big band Jazz Forever with a number of standards arranged by band member Eddie Lewis. Proceeds for the concert went to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation.Music in this episode:APOLLO CHAMBER PLAYERSWILLIAM GRANT STILL, Lyric Quartet – I. The Sentimental OneLIBBY LARSEN, Sorrow Song and JubileeMANUEL PONCE, Arr. Apollo Chamber Players, EstrellitaMALEK JANDALI, String Quartet in E-flat – IV.JULIA SMITH, Quartet for Strings – I.ERBERK ERYILMAZ, Thracian Airs of Besime Sultan (excerpt)MARK BULLER, ElegyThe Apollo Chamber PlayersMatthew Detrick, violinAnabel Ramirez, violinWhitney Bullock, violaMatthew Dudzik, cello Patrick Schneider, baritoneJustin Best, clarinetMUSIQAASTOR PIAZZOLLA, Histoire du Tango (excerpt)ANTHONY BRANDT, Full Circle – II.CARYL FLORIO, QuartetteJOEL LOVE, Mark Flood Quartet – IV. LullabyHAROLD ARLEN, Over the RainbowDan Gelok, soprano saxophoneMas Sugihara, alto saxophoneTravis Bartholome, tenor saxophoneEvan Withner, baritone saxophoneJAZZ FOREVERBOB HAGERTY, South Rapart Street ParadeTOM DELANEY, Jazz Me BluesCHARLIE DAVIS, CopenhagenHANK WILLIAMS, Jambalaya on the BayouANONYMOUS, St. James Infirmary BluesTRADITIONAL, When the Saints Go Marching InEddie Lewis, trumpetGeorge Chase, trumpetThomas Hultén, tromboneDoug Wright, saxophone/clarinetMartin Langford, saxophone/clarinetGary Zugar, saxophone/clarinetJosé-Miguel Yamal, pianoThomas Helton, bass/tubaMike Owen, banjo/guitarBobby Adams, drumsPerformance date: 4/4/2017Originally aired: 8/19/2017New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical. This article is part of the Encore Houston podcast Sharelast_img read more

41yearold man hangs himself at his residence

first_imgKolkata: A 41-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself inside his house at Salt lake EE Block on Thursday morning. Police came to know that the victim Samanway Bhowmick was an LIC agent. The 41-year-old man used to stay alone in the house. Someone known to the victim went to the house and found the man hanging from the ceiling. He informed the matter to other neighbours in the area, who contacted the police. Police went and sent the body for an autopsy. They have initiated a probe in this connection and came to know that the victim had set the volume of his TV ti highest so that no one could hear even if he cries for help. Though police are yet to ascertain the exact reason, investigating officers suspect that financial trouble could be the reason for which he committed suicide.last_img read more