Tiphone defaults on bonds, trading suspension extended

first_imgPublicly listed mobile phone distributor PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia has defaulted on bond coupon and principal repayments of about Rp 250 billion. In response, the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) has announced a payment postponement.In a statement released on June 19, the KSEI announced the postponement of principal and interest payments for holders of Tiphone’s TELE01BCN3 shelf-registered bonds, worth a total of Rp 231 billion with an original maturity date of June 22.In a separate statement published a day before, the KSEI announced that bond coupon payments for Tiphone’s shelf-registered TELE02CN2 bonds would be postponed. The value of the delayed payments was Rp 19 billion and the maturity date was June 19.  “The bourse has decided to extend the temporary suspension of PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia’s securities trading in all markets, effective from the first trading session on June 22, 2020, until further notice,” the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) announced on Monday.The IDX has prevented the trading of Tiphone’s securities since June 10 because of concerns over the company’s ability to pay its debts. Tiphone’s shares, traded on the IDX under the stock symbol TELE, closed at Rp 121 per share on June 9. This year, the shares have fallen 60 percent, a steep decline compared to that of the benchmark Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), which was down 21.92 percent year-to-date. Tiphone, whose main business is the sale and distribution of mobile phone vouchers and cellular phones, announced that the pandemic had impacted its business operations.  “This pandemic has slowly begun to impact several company business outlets. The company’s outlets cannot operate because of the closure of malls following the large-scale social restrictions [PSBB] enforced by the government,” Tiphone corporate secretary Semuel Kurniawan said in a written statement on May 26. “The company is still trying to maintain the continuity of the business.” Tiphone did not immediately respond to The Jakarta Post’s request for comment.As of Sep. 30, 2019, the company’s total liabilities stood at Rp 4.94 trillion, up 11 percent from Rp 4.45 trillion on Dec. 31, 2018. Its total assets were Rp 9.23 trillion, up 10.6 percent from Rp 8.34 trillion.The company’s debt-to-asset ratio was 53.56 percent, indicating that most of the company’s assets were financed through debt. Indonesian rating agency Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (Pefindo) analysts Ayuningtyas Nur Paramitasari and Christyanto Wijaya said the postponement of the issuance of Rp 150 billion in shelf-registered bonds had put further pressure on the company’s liquidity. They said the liquidity pressures were exacerbated by the company’s weekly working capital requirement for its voucher business of about Rp 600 billion to Rp 700 billion. “We expect that the company’s liquidity position is under pressure following lower revenue generation and longer receivables collection periods because of the COVID-19 outbreak,” the Pefindo analysts wrote in a statement released on June 19. Pefindo has lowered the company’s rating and the ratings of its outstanding bonds. The most recent rating revision was a downgrade of the TELE02CN2 bond to idD, which indicates a payment default, from idCCC, a rating that indicates vulnerability to non-payment. The analysts said the company’s corporate rating could be lowered to idD if it could not pay its financial obligations upon their due dates. This would be yet another downgrade in a series of revisions the company has experienced throughout the year. Tiphone’s corporate rating now is idSD (selective default), which indicates that the company has failed to pay one or more of its financial obligations but still makes timely payments on others. It was downgraded by Pefindo earlier this month from idBB+. That rating followed a revision from idBBB+, which the agency issued last month. Topics :last_img read more

The Latest: Bayern Munich returns to action in Bundesliga

first_imgBayern last played on March 8 before the Bundesliga was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Bayern starts with Robert Lewandowski up front after the Poland forward recovered from a shin injury during the time the league was suspended.France international Kingsley Coman is also on the bench with the winger not having played since injuring his leg against Chelsea on Feb. 25.Bayern can go four points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund with a win as it chases an eighth successive German title.___ ___Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is in favor playing without fans for a long time if it helps “save” soccer clubs amid financial uncertainty.The English Premier League hopes to re-start games by mid-June in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.A World Cup winner with France, Lloris says “it’s important that soccer restarts, for today and tomorrow.”He adds that “if we have to play behind closed doors for a long period of time in order to save soccer, then we have to.” Lloris currently trains at his club every other day with “specific time slots” for each player, adding that “sometimes we pass each other, but from very far away.”In a newspaper interview with Nice-Matin, Lloris says that arriving at training already dressed in his kit reminds him“of when I started out and my grand-parents would drop me off at training.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 17, 2020 Associated Press center_img Russia has relaxed border restrictions for athletes and coaches in a move that will help soccer to restart in the country next month.Since March Russia has barred most foreign arrivals in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Now the government says athletes and coaches will be allowed in if they have a contract with a Russian sports team or organization. They will have to spend 14 days in isolation on arrival and will be observed by doctors.The government says “the decision will help professional sports organizations, including Russian Premier League soccer clubs, to resume training after the lifting of restrictions related to the spread of the new coronavirus.”The Russian Premier League aims to restart June 21 though some of its foreign stars headed home during the outbreak and have yet to return.Lokomotiv Moscow said Saturday that its 35-year-old Peruvian winger Jefferson Farfan had contracted the virus. Club chairman Anatoly Meshcheryakov told the RIA Novosti news agency that Farfan was in Moscow and had not been hospitalized. Farfan hasn’t played this season due to injury. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___German soccer champion Bayern Munich has returned to action for the first time in more than two months with a league game at Union Berlin. The Latest: Bayern Munich returns to action in Bundesligalast_img read more

The event “Selecting the best sportsman in 2012 ” will be held tonight

first_imgThe event “Selecting the best sportsman in 2012.”, will start tonight at 21.00 pm in Sarajevo at the hotel “Holiday Inn”.BiH, for the 12th time, will get its king and queen of the sports.In the competition for the best sportsperson in BiH are Kemal Mešić, an athlete, Mirza Taletović, a basketball player, Vedad Ibišević, a football player, while in the category of sportswomen are Ivana Ninković, a swimmer, Emina Hadžiahmetović, a table tennis player and Larisa Cerić, a judoka.This event is organized by “Nezavisne Novine”(Independent Newspaper) and the RTV BiH, under the auspices of the Chairman of the Presidency of BiH Nebojsa Radmanovic, and with the strong support of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH and in partnership with the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina.In addition to prizes for the best sportsperson, the prizes will be awarded for the best team, best coach, most promising sportswoman, most promising sportsman, an award for life’s work, for fair play, for the development of sport, the best athletes in the sport for the disabled, the best team in the sport for the disabled and the award of the readers.last_img read more

Educators find creative freedom at schools

first_img “There are some phenomenally awesome, great things going on at L.A. Unified,” she said. “L.A. Unified could be brilliant if we could embrace our entrepreneurs – entrepreneur teachers and parents. “People inside the schools are thinking outside the box, but they’re not getting the support they need. It’s when the entrepreneur is crushed they want to leave.” Los Angeles Unified officials conceded that teachers might leave because they feel frustrated by a mandated curriculum that reduces autonomy, but said the system still allows for creativity. “When you’re responsible for a district with 460 elementary schools and the achievement of a very diverse student population, it’s important that you have a common curriculum,” said Ronni Ephraim, LAUSD’s chief instructional officer. “I know that the district’s theory of action does not equate to giving up creativity. We see throughout the district that thousands of teachers bring creativity to the classroom.” Of the nearly 36,000 teachers in LAUSD, 327 have asked to go on charter leave, Ephraim said. They can return within 39 months with no loss of benefits. While public school districts are required to work within the guidelines set by the state, charter schools – the administrators, teachers and even parents and students – have greater freedom of choice: Teachers choose to work at a charter based on its mission statement, which is crafted by the administration. Parents and students choose the schools they will attend. “The schools draw the people who are pioneers, or as we called them in one study, ‘outlaws,”‘ said Penny Wohlstetter, a USC professor and co-director of the Center on Educational Governance at University of Southern California. “These (are) rebels of the public system and they find that through charter schools they not only get a lot more respect and decision-making authority, but they look around and there are people of like minds who are their colleagues.” Charter educators say LAUSD’s top-down hierarchy leaves individual teacher performance at the mercy of individual administrators. One principal might be receptive to a teacher’s creativity, while another might want to quash it. Kelly Jean Hanock, an English language arts teacher at James Monroe High School who was named a California Teacher of the Year in 2005, said she’s still able to be creative within the LAUSD system because of a “really forward-thinking principal.” In Hanock’s case, the principal encouraged her to take the lead in breaking up the 4,700-student school into smaller learning communities of 500 students each. “Within the small, we have a lot of freedom to do different kinds of things because the principal encourages us to take chances,” she said. Despite its growing popularity, the charter movement faces criticism that there could be greater social pressures and more limited extracurricular activities at smaller schools. Teachers union President A.J. Duffy said he believes LAUSD should cap the number of charters allowed, and the state should limit its funding to the charters, which he fears could “destroy” public schools by draining the district’s general fund, which pays for teacher salaries and benefits. “The more money charters drain from the general fund, the less money there is for things like salaries and benefits, which attracts good teachers,” said Duffy, who heads United Teachers Los Angeles. He also accused charter schools of getting rid of disruptive students – an allegation that charter administrators deny – and said there is a problem with high teacher turnover. “They take young, inexperienced teachers, expect them to work 10 hours per day, and they willingly do it because they’re excited, but the problem is they’re gone within five years.” But charter supporters say the schools attract more qualified teachers and students are achieving at a quicker rate. More than one-third of full-time L.A. charter school teachers have advanced degrees or doctorates. Charter teachers insist it’s the freedom to veer from the standards that make kids learn at a higher level. Chapel teaches his seventh-graders about biochemical processes in the cell, protein synthesis, atoms and elements – eighth-grade standards – because that’s what the kids need to know. “Charters say go for it. Public schools would have said they’re not part of the standards and I would have spent more time arguing and reasoning with district officials than teaching,” Chapel said. Susan Cornell is another longtime LAUSD teacher who resigned from the district – and gave up her lifetime benefits – to teach third grade at Fenton Avenue Elementary, a charter that opened in 1993. “I worked with wonderful, innovative teachers and principals at LAUSD, but they didn’t have the ability to be what Fenton is,” she said. “We were told what we had to do from downtown. Our hands were tied by the rules and regulations of being in a big district, and we didn’t have the freedom. “Fenton offers the chance to be innovative and give kids what they need.” Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles Unified, the nation’s second-largest school district with 727,000 students, has 86 charter campuses serving about 38,100 kids, with thousands more on waiting lists. Enrollment is dropping about 2 percent a year in LAUSD while its charter enrollment is booming, with charter students expected to account for 10 percent of the district’s population by 2012. While Los Angeles’ charter schools have hired rookie teachers and even retirees, the greatest number of their educators are coming from LAUSD itself. The California Charter Schools Association – the membership and professional organization serving the 574 charter schools in the state – surveyed 890 teachers and found that 42 percent of those at Los Angeles charter schools came from LAUSD or a nearby district, and 10 campuses had at least half their staff from LAUSD, spokesman Gary Larson said. Caprice Young, a former Los Angeles Unified board president who now runs the association, said the district is working to improve but doesn’t do enough to support creativity or innovation. After teaching nearly two decades at Los Angeles Unified schools, Fred Chapel felt stifled by a system that told him what to teach and how to teach it. So he left LAUSD in 2001 and went to work for a charter school, where he not only gets to decide his own curriculum and select the textbooks, but has input on the campus’ staffing and budgets. “I could never really go back to a traditional public school now after having tasted this,” said Chapel, who teaches seventh-grade science at CALS Charter Middle School in northeast Los Angeles. “I’m back to working with kids, listening to what they have to say, getting to know them and knowing the material in a much more rigorous way.” The burgeoning charter school movement has allowed Chapel and hundreds of teachers like him to work in what they say is a more supportive climate – one that not only encourages but expects its educators to experiment and implement new ideas. last_img read more

Oldest Fossil Insect Alleged

first_imgIn a pattern that sounds familiar, an insect fossil has been found that (1) is the oldest ever discovered, and (2) shows that “winged flight may have emerged earlier than previously thought.”  Estimates put this fossil at about 400 million years old, among the first creatures to colonize the land.  Though wing impressions were not found, the specimens may have belonged, based on other detectable features, to an order of winged insects.Source: BBC News, based on the finding by Engel and Grimaldi published in Nature.1  The authors say, “In fact, Rhyniognatha has derived characters shared with winged insects, suggesting that the origin of wings may have been earlier than previously believed.  Regardless, Rhyniognatha indicates that insects originated in the Silurian period and were members of some of the earliest terrestrial faunas.”1Michael S. Engel and David A. Grimaldi, “New light shed on the oldest insect,” Nature 427, 627 – 630 (12 February 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02291.Anybody see evolution here?  The first bugs are already bugs.  The authors make a valiant attempt to fit these into some kind of evolving lineage, but the discussion is all inference based on guesswork.  A set of disconnected links does not comprise a chain.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Something is not adding up with carryout and prices

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week last year versus this year:Corn futures:2017 — $3.702016 — $3.65Carryout2017 — 2.3 billion bushels2016 — 1.7 billion bushelsSomething doesn’t add up.Basis has continued to slide lower and lower. Values are about 20 cents less than last year at this time, possibly adjusting to the irrational futures prices.Another survey showed U.S. farmers plan to plant significantly more beans than corn in 2017. Acre estimates show corn and beans may be around 90.5 million each. If this happens, it would be a 4 million corn-acre reduction and a 6 million bean-acre increase.Many “experts” say farmers “love” to plant corn and these estimates just won’t happen. I don’t think these “experts” have run the numbers, because farmers can pretty much guarantee a profit growing beans, while corn is shaky. Corn on corn farmers may be in the red at current price levels.Personally, I think farmers will run the numbers and bean acres will increase next year. What does that mean for the markets going forward?That is the billion dollar question. Weather through the summer and then yield at harvest will have the biggest impact.While weather its unpredictable, widespread severe weather is unlikely. For instance, widespread severe droughts have only happened seven out of the last 30 years (22%).Similar to weather, widespread severely low yields are unlikely:66% — Corn yield is at or above trend line12% — Corn yield is slightly under trend line22% — Corn yield is significantly below trend line.If carryout and demand remain steady, the market may have some good upside potential if:Trend line yields with reduced corn acres would put carryout under 1.6 billion (lowest since 2013). This could mean $4.50 futures.Trend line yield with “expert” estimated acres would put carryout near 1.9 billion. This would make $4.50 more difficult without a major weather issue. What about beans?While South American production is still unknown, it looks favorable. The U.S. needs to plant over 87 million acres to maintain current stocks. A 90 million acre crop with trend line yields (i.e. 46 bushels per acre) would likely mean a small carryout increase and make a rally difficult.While bean prices will continue to be volatile, the corn/bean ratio will likely keep bean prices from falling too far. For example, if corn trades at $4.25 this fall, even with the lowest ratio in the last five years, beans would still trade above $8.Experts can try to predict the market, but no one knows for sure. Don’t get too caught up in all the talk. The experts don’t know what’s going to happen in the future any more than you do. All farmers can really do is have a marketing plan in place and price goals ready. I already have orders placed for 70% of my 2017 production. I always want the market to rally and when it does, I’ll take advantage. Bottom line, I want to be profitable every single year. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. 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The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

A Rocky Mountain Remodel Story

first_imgThe Rocky Mountain homeowners embraced the opportunity to “green” their remodeling project, primarily targeting the kitchen and the master bathroom. The design team—interior designer, architect, and homeowners—worked together as an integrated team to meet the project goals. We designed for multifunctional rooms with improved spatial relationships, family connectivity, increased storage and work areas, updated aesthetics, energy and water efficiency, and healthy indoor air quality balanced by timeless, durable, and easy-to-maintain design.An initial design charette meeting at the existing house set the scope for the remodel. We determined the overall layout of the home, the green strategies and goals, and the aesthetic vision. From there the design team, homeowners, and contractor met on a regular basis to keep the project on track, ensuring the goals were managed and met throughout the design, documentation and construction process. Detailed drawings and specifications were provided for the contractor incorporating the green strategies, and frequent job site meetings with the entire team proactively supported the project’s success.Greening the kitchenThe existing kitchen sat in a self-contained space not at all conducive to supporting the family’s active lifestyle. An open floor plan was developed relocating the kitchen adjacent to the existing family room and new, centrally located staircase.An oversize picture window invites the outdoors in and celebrates the magnificent views bringing joy to the heart of the home! Balancing aesthetics with sustainability were the top priorities. Local concrete countertops with integral concrete sinks complement the locally crafted, certified beechwood cabinetry. Recycled-content products were used for the glass bar front and backsplash, stainless-steel hood, and bar details. Low-VOC adhesives, finishes, and substrates plus nontoxic grouts and sealers sustain a quality indoor environment. European appliances are ISO (International Standards Organization) certified, exceeding Energy Star ratings for energy and water efficiency. Sustainability was paramount right down to the furnishings, which are made of certified wood with low-VOC finishes, recycled-content stainless steel, and washable upholstered seats for the bar stools.Refined eco-master bathThe existing master bath didn’t work. The spaces were disjointed with minimal storage, a small pedestal sink on an exterior wall with a minute mirror, and inadequate lighting, not to mention an outdated design.The homeowners yearned for a cohesive space with increased bath and closet storage, natural light, and updated aesthetics. Reconfiguring the existing space provided them with his/her closets separated by a full bath, with all rooms off a hallway that floods the spaces with natural light and provides easy access to the master bedroom.Green strategies were incorporated throughout the bathroom. Integral-colored earthen-based plaster walls and ceiling allow the surface to breathe, which helps to mitigate potential growth of mold and mildew and supports healthy indoor air quality. A local-glass countertop with integral glass sinks sits on top of certified sycamore custom-wood cabinetry, locally crafted. Low-VOC adhesives, finishes, and substrates plus nontoxic grouts and sealers sustain a quality indoor environment. High-efficiency, low-flow plumbing fixtures and fittings reduce water usage, and an on-demand water heater delivers hot water straight away. A tonal, natural hemp area rug complements the neutral color palette. To preserve the green and healthy interiors, the homeowners use natural cleaning and body products along with organic towels and linens.Deconstructing the homeFor the entire remodel project, we worked with ReSource for architectural salvage and deconstruction support services. Existing building materials that were not reused were responsibly reintroduced to the reclaimed marketplace or donated to local charities. From cabinetry and countertops, to lighting and plumbing fixtures, to doors and hardware, to interior finishes, most everything was repurposed and recycled to local resources. We paid a nominal fee for the deconstruction services, which was offset by not having to pay dumping fees.Environmentally preferable productsRather than asking “How much more will the green renovation cost?” the homeowners understood that the integrated systems designed for optimal performance contribute to saving energy, water, and resources, aligning with the green objectives developed at the onset of the project.They enthusiastically supported the use of ecofriendly products and services in an effort to positively affect the marketplace. Many team discussions determined the environmentally preferable products that would meet our goals, including but not limited to the following criteria:What makes a product green?– Energy and/or water efficient– Healthy, nontoxic materials– Recycled or renewable sources– More efficient or more durable– Recyclable or biodegradableNext time you research products, refer to the Green Product Checklist on the REGREEN website to help in qualifying environmentally preferable products.REGREEN successWe’ve reached a critical mass of practicing sustainability! Today we are renovating homes using sustainable strategies and environmentally preferable products, and working with contractors and trade professionals with extensive green remodeling expertise. Every sustainability step we take is a success, and working alongside clients and project teams that are fully integrated truly is an amazing process. We delve deeper into increasing systems performance, water and energy efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality, and material and resource efficiency, and into respecting the land and the community we live in, creating projects that we can all learn from.A great resource for green remodeling is REGREEN, created through a partnership between the American Society of Interior Designers and the U.S. Green Building Council . These tangible, in-depth best-practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects are available through the newly launched REGREEN website.last_img read more

Ramil de Jesus frustrated with La Salle’s latest showing: You can’t blame mistakes on your opponents

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—De La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus wasn’t all too pleased with how his team performed against National University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT De Jesus, owner of all 11 of the Lady Spikers’ UAAP titles, was visibly frustrated during second set and only simmered down after the game when he began joking with his players.Despite that, he remained his tone of authority that the Lady Spikers know would bring forth some added training.READ: Michelle Cobb, La Salle thump AdamsonDe Jesus likened his players’ errors and lackluster performance to a basketball player shooting routine free throws.La Salle committed 25 errors, six less than what the Lady Bulldogs did, but those were still too many for De Jesus’ liking.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Lady Spikers were able to take the win in four sets, 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22, but De Jesus still ripped his players for their showing.De Jesus did not like how his team played one bit against the Lady Bulldogs and that the Lady Spikers should blame themselves, not their opponents, when they make a mistake.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesREAD: UAAP: La Salle survives NU to keep unbeaten record alive “I always tell my players that when you make a mistake, that’s on you,” said De Jesus in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. “You can’t blame it on the opponent. Once you leave the service line, everything falls on you.” LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “If there was something wrong, we’re the ones responsible for it and not our opponents. That’s where I got frustrated,” said De Jesus.“It’s just like free throws in basketball, you do it everyday so technically you’re all by yourself there since you’re the one taking it. If you make a shot then okay, what we did earlier were air balls and our shots didn’t even hit the rim.”La Salle did improve to a 3-0 record to retain its top spot in the league.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warcenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PBA: Columbian breaks out of slump, ekes out win over Meralco MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoEx-Real Madrid GM Valdano: Isco must do some soul searching

first_imgEx-Real Madrid GM Valdano: Isco must do some soul searchingby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid GM Jorge Valdano says Isco needs to “do some soul searching”.Valdano recognises Isco is on the outer of coach Santiago Solari’s plans.He said, “A year ago, Isco and Asensio were the great sources of hope at Real Madrid; [now] one has lost his way and the jury is out on the other.”Everyone knows something’s up, but nobody knows what; it has to be resolved in private. Today, [B-team striker] Cristo played ahead of Isco, [so] the issue has clearly developed into a very serious one. I imagine it’s something they’re discussing within the club. Isco needs to do some soul-searching.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

2 days agoLiverpool reacts furiously to ‘racist’ Origi from own supporters

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool reacts furiously to ‘racist’ Origi from own supportersby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool have reacted furiously to a banner depicting Divock Origi in Genk.The Reds labelled the flag ‘highly offensive’ after it briefly hung from the second tier in the away end prior to kick-off in Belgium.A Liverpool spokesperson said: “Liverpool Football Club condemns the offensive banner displayed in our section of the ground, prior to kick off.”To be clear, the image used perpetuated a racist stereotype.”This is completely unacceptable. We acted swiftly to have the banner removed and we are now working with the local authorities and stadium team in Genk to identify those responsible.”Any subsequent action will be taken in keeping with our sanctions process.” last_img read more

Odfjell Tanker Spills Oil in Rotterdam

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Kustwacht Nederland Some 217 tons of heavy fuel oil (HFO) were spilled at the Port of Rotterdam from the chemical tanker Bow Jubail after the ship collided with a jetty.Bow Jubail made contact with the jetty and accidentally ruptured the hull, the vessel’s operator, Odfjell, said. The incident occurred on June 23 at about 13:40 local time while the tanker was on its way to the assigned berth for loading.The company added that mitigating actions were immediately taken to limit the spill, both by the vessel’s crew and by resources from shore.“The leakage was stopped, and there is no risk of further spills,” Odfjell informed.The 37,499 dwt vessel was not loaded with cargo at the time of the incident, and there were no reports of injuries to the personnel.Bow Jubail, which is currently moored at the Botlek terminal, has a total personnel of 29, of which 27 Filipinos and two Scandinavians.“Odfjell regrets the unfortunate incident and takes this matter very seriously. Together with GARD, Odfjell cooperates closely with Dutch Authorities to ensure that necessary resources are available in taking the required actions and mitigate consequences of the oil spill.”last_img read more

Eva Longoria To CoHost Bat4Hope Celebrity Softball Game

first_imgAdrian Gonzalez and actress Eva Longoria are co-hosting Bat4Hope, a celebrity softball game benefiting children and young adults with cancer November 7 at Dodger Stadium.Also taking part in the event are Taboo, Constance, Adam Rodriguez and many more.The organization behind the event is Padres Contra el Cancer, a nonprofit organization that for 30 years has been committed to improving the quality of life for children and young adults with cancer, along with their families, throughout Southern and Central California. Event proceeds will benefit family bilingual cancer education, quality of life and economic assistance programs.last_img read more

Heritage Jewish News Organization Forward Celebrates 120th Anniversary With Gala Hosted by

first_imgThe Forward will hold its Anniversary Gala on Monday, November 13, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, celebrating 120 years of groundbreaking news coverage.The celebration will feature award-winning actress and activist Fran Drescher as Emcee, alongside honorees Ben Smith, Andrea Mitchell and Forward Association President Sam Norich. The Forward has raised over $1 million dollars ahead of Monday’s event to fund its award-winning, independent journalism at a time it is most needed.“Our donors, and those celebrating with us, recognize that supporting the Forward’s journalistic efforts in 2017 is a critical piece of supporting American democracy,” says CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen. “We’re honored to have so many inspirational readers and supporters lending their voices to us, helping the Forward tell the American Jewish story for another 120 years.”Says NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Andrea Mitchell, “At a challenging time for both journalists and American Jews, it’s truly an honor to be recognized by the Forward. The Forward’s history mirrors my own family’s Jewish New York roots, and I wish them many more years of success.” Ben Smith, Editor in Chief of Buzzfeed, adds, “I first learned to be a reporter at the Forward, and I’m honored to be celebrating one of America’s great journalistic institutions. The Yiddish Forward was the BuzzFeed of its day, and the Forward continues to break news right and left about our local government and communities.”The Gala will kick off with a cocktail hour, followed by musical acts Michael Winograd, virtuoso klezmer clarinetist and his band, and esteemed singer, songwriter and actor Daniel Kahn.“I’ve always been proud of my Jewish American upbringing in Queens, New York. Celebrating 120 years of the Forward, and their accomplishments, gives me so much naches!” said Fran Drescher.Founded in 1897 as a Yiddish-language daily, the Forward has evolved into a digital-first publication with daily online reporting on Jewish news, opinion and culture, alongside an in-depth monthly magazine in both English and Yiddish. The Forward’s perspective on world and national news, and its unparalleled reporting on the Jewish perspective in modern America, have made it the most influential nationwide Jewish media outlet today. Forward.com reaches more than 1.8 million average monthly users. The Forward has won numerous awards since its creation, including repeated recognition by the Society of Professional Journalists for its timely reporting and balanced commentary on politics, arts and culture.last_img read more

Greenpeace Enough with tar sand bitumen

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn British Columbia yesterday Greenpeace activists protested against the expansion of a pipeline.Greenpeace says it’s sending a message to the Prime Minister – enough with tar sand bitumen.APTN’s Tina House has this story.last_img