John Terry to leave Chelsea

first_imgLONDON (AP):Chelsea captain John Terry will leave the Premier League champions at the end of the season after the club he has served since the age of 14 told him it would not be renewing his contract.The 35-year-old central defender, the most successful captain in Chelsea’s history, was informed about the decision before last week’s 1-0 league win over Arsenal.”I was in last week before the Arsenal game, and it (my contract) is not going to be extended,” he said. “It’s not going to be a fairy-tale ending. I’m not going to retire at Chelsea.”Ideally, I would have loved to stay, but the club’s moving in a different direction. I needed to know now, like I have done every January, and sometimes it takes a couple of months to get done. Unfortunately, it was a ‘no’.”Terry has been offered a faint glimmer of hope about his future at Stamford Bridge, where Dutchman Guus Hiddink has taken over as interim coach until the end of the season, following the firing of JosÈ Mourinho last December.”They said that when the new manager comes in, things might change. It’s a ‘no’ at the minute,” Terry said.”It took me a couple of days to get over.”Having joined the youth ranks and then made his senior debut in 1998, Terry was appointed club captain in 2004. His physical presence, anticipation and leadership qualities made him the outstanding figure in Chelsea’s defence as the club enjoyed a run of trophy success.In total, Terry has helped the club win four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the 2012 Champions League, and the 2013 Europa League. He also captained England during a 78-cap career before he retired from international football in 2012.He held on to the Chelsea captaincy, despite being banned for four matches and fined in 2012 for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.Having made 696 appearances for the Blues, Terry’s next destination is likely to be abroad.”I couldn’t play for another Premier League club. It will be elsewhere for sure,” he said. “I don’t know where, and I leave that to the people in charge.”Despite the lack of a fairy-tale ending, Terry wished the team well for the future.”The club will move on; no player is ever bigger than the club,” he said. “No doubt they’ll sign one or two great centre backs.”I want to come back as a Chelsea supporter in years to come with my kids and see the team doing great. Unfortunately, that’s not going to be with me, but I want to see the team do well.”Chelsea’s season has so far been a chaotic one, with the champions languishing in the wrong half of the table after a poor start under Mourinho.However, yesterday’s 5-1 win over second-tier MK Dons in the FA Cup was the latest indication of a recovery under Hiddink – a revival that Terry wants to see continue in his final season.Chelsea are currently 13th in the Premier League standings on 28 points, 14 behind Tottenham in the fourth and final Champions League slot.”It’s going to be my last year, and I want to go out at the top,” he said.”We spoke about my legacy and coming back to the club when I finish. The most important thing now is to get us up the league.”last_img read more

Another Raiders breakdown: 3 plays that sealed their fate in loss to Dolphins

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.MIAMI — Marshawn Lynch spoke to Bay Area media for the first time in 372 days, and he brought a trash can with him.The Raiders’ running back placed the bin in between himself and reporters and told them, “don’t cross my barrier.”While symbolic of Lynch’s desire to keep recorders and cameras and hands as far away as possible, it’s impossible to ignore the “trash” puns after the Raiders fell to 0-3 with a 28-20 loss …last_img read more

Skills, innovation part of South Africa’s story

first_imgSouth Africa’s story at the World Economic Forum Davos this year will be of the huge strides the country is making in skills development and innovation. (Image: Brand South Africa) • Rising to the challenge of Africa’s urban future • Archive: Nelson Mandela at Davos • Four key issues on the agenda for WEF Davos 2015 • South Africa to showcase its success at Davos • South Africa’s education system critical to competitivenessShamin ChibbaBrand South Africa’s delegates to World Economic Forum Davos are taking with them a story that could attract foreign investment to our shores, a story that tells of a country that is bent on developing skills for its people and becoming one of the most technologically innovative among the world’s emerging economies.In the last few years, South Africa has taken great strides towards achieving what the National Development Plan set out: that by 2030 there should be close to full employment with the skills and culture of innovation needed to thrive.Most of these developments have taken place in the fields of mining and renewable energies, with space science catching up thanks to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Skills developmentIn his 2014 budget speech, the then finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, said he had allocated billions of rand towards programmes aimed at ending poverty, joblessness and inequality. One of those programmes involved ramping up skills development and further education and training.The government took a step towards achieving full employment when it launched the National Integrated Human Resource Development Plan in March 2014. Its goal is increasing the country’s skills base. According to Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande, the plan is designed to increase youth employment by matching education with the demands of the labour market.A number of tech hubs have also sprung up in Johannesburg and Cape Town that boost skills development, drive innovation and create new digital technology. These include JoziHub and Wits University’s Tshimologong Precinct in Johannesburg, and 88mph in Cape Town. Renewable energy The Jeffrey’s Bay Wind Farm takes advantage of the vast amount of wind energy the Eastern Cape produces. (Image: Shamin Chibba) With energy challenges front of mind, South Africa is bumping up its renewable energy sector. In August 2014, construction of the country’s first concentrated solar power tower was completed, and will bring with it a 50MW capacity that can light up almost 4 000 homes.The 140ha plant known as Khi Solar One, outside Upington in Northern Cape, is a project of Spanish company Abengoa Solar. Just as impressive is that it will reduce South Africa’s carbon dioxide emissions by about 138 000 tons a year. Construction of Africa’s first concentrated solar power tower was completed in August last year outside Upington, Northern Cape. (Image: Shamin Chibba) Its sister project in Pofadder, KaXu Solar One, utilises a parabolic trough to generate 100MW of power, saving 315 000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Other notable projects include the Kakamas Hydro Electric Power facility on the Orange River in the Northern Cape and the numerous wind farms that stretch from the Eastern Cape to the Western Cape. Mining The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is designing a robot that can inspect mines for any dangers, therefore preventing serious injury or even death for mineworkers. (Image: Shamin Chibba) Robotic engineers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are working on a robot that can save the lives of miners.Safety in mines is a concern in South Africa, which has vast mineral resources, and robots present the perfect solution, according to the senior researcher at the agency’s Mobile Intelligence Autonomous Systems (Mias), Natasha Govender. “When they blast in a mine, people can’t go inside until the air settles. So once it is cleared out, then somebody can go [in]. But they have to check if the hanging walls are safe. At the moment that process is done manually, and that can be very dangerous if the rocks are loose.”The Mias team has built a robot that can go into the mine after blasting and do these checks, thus cutting the very real risks for mine workers. Govender says Mias has relied on government funding since it started in 2009, receiving R15-million a year.In 2014, the CSIR was instrumental in another project that enhances communication in mines. It produced the AziSA system, which allows for timely communication underground. This provides support for decision-making in the often dangerous conditions, and reduces reliance on sometimes low-skilled workers.In April of the same year, a National Research Foundation centre of excellence was opened to give fresh direction to South Africa’s minerals and mining industry by guiding policy decisions, bringing more black people into high-level mining jobs, and ensuring smarter exploitation of the country’s cornucopia of underground resources. Space science The Square Kilometre Array is one of South Africa’s most ambitious projects. Shared with Australia, the project will study the stars for any activity that takes place. (Image: SKA Africa ) Most developments in space science in the country at present are centred on SKA, which is being built in the Karoo. SKA is a series of radio telescopes that will survey the sky for any activity. However, a lesser known project by the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) is also sending ripples through the world of space science. The space weather centre in Hermanus is a research programme Sansa set up to look at space weather in Africa.The agency explains that solar superstorms can seriously disrupt mobile phones, GPS systems, power grids, satellites, avionics and high-frequency radio communication, and pose huge risks to the world’s economy and society. Its space weather centre will be able to forecast these storms and help the nation avoid the risks they bring. Changing our mind-setSouth Africa may be on the right track when it comes to skills development and innovation but at least one observer thinks that the country lacks the mind-set needed to develop human capital. Chairman of Democracy Works Foundation William Gumede said in an op-ed for the Sunday Independent newspaper that a shift in our collective mind-set was needed if we were to attain real economic freedom.“Another shift in mind-set that is needed is to recognise that developing human capital – through genuinely and determinedly giving all citizens the best-quality education and training – is not only the greatest economic empowerment policy, but the greatest long-time economic growth accelerator and will give previously disadvantaged individuals real freedom to secure a better life.”South Africa had a large number of unemployed people who were unskilled, he added, urging the government and business to think practically when looking for solutions. In one scenario, he sought a pragmatic solution pertaining to both skills development and innovation.“The country has an energy crisis, but has an abundance of sunshine and wind. Pragmatism would determine that it would be better to develop new energy sectors, using solar, polar or wind energy, which are not only readily and cheaply available, but can soak up many of the unskilled.”According to research by Deloitte and Manufacturing Circle, South Africa does not consider talent-driven innovation as much of a competitiveness driver as the rest of the world does. And this, said the head of the Economic Development Facilitation unit in the city of Johannesburg, Tsholo Mogotsi, would keep South Africa behind the pack.Mogotsi expressed his concerns at a Brand South Africa seminar on international perceptions of South Africa held in April 2014. “Is this because there is something really special about manufacturing in South Africa that is different to what’s happening in the global environment? I think we’re missing something about innovation,” he pointed out.Support Team SA at Davos on social media by using the hashtag #SAinDavos.last_img read more

Flavors: 10 Code-Free Minutes to a Sexier Web Presence

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Flavors.me from Jack Zerby on Vimeo.ReadWriteWeb spoke to co-founder Jonathan Marcus to get an early look at the service. The basic premise is that Flavors lets you produce a well-designed springboard to portfolio pieces, current work and profiles. Users add links, edit fonts and colors, and upload a background photo. Rather than fiddling with cascading style sheets or modifying blog templates, this service offers a fast and easy way to create an elegant web presence. Under the banner of Hii Def Inc. internet incubator, brothers Jonathan and David Marcus and former Vimeo design lead Jack Zerby created Flavors as just one of three companies to launch in 2009. Prior to Flavors.me, the group produced online sneaker shop Superkix. As a hybrid of both Flavors and Superkix, the team will soon release an online storefront tool by the name of Goodsie. Says Jonathan Marcus, ” We wanted to sell Superkix t-shirts online but weren’t satisfied with Yahoo Stores, Shopify or BigCartel and realized there were enough re-usable elements from Flavors to make it feasible to build in parallel.”While Superkix is an obvious revenue generator as a retail storefront, the group plans on offering a domain redirect feature to Flavors in mid-December as well as a yearly subscription fee after a 30-day trial. Upon launch, Goodsie will be available with a monthly subscription. Says Marcus, “Both [services] will dramatically reduce the cost and complexity associated with maintaining a web presence. Any other monetization model such as advertising would introduce competing and distracting interests.” Users can test Flavors at flavors.me by using the invite code readwriteweb. You may want to check out the company’s design gallery here. For those interested in a fuller feature set check out ReadWriteWeb’s Tools for Codeless Website Creation. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The do-it-yourself website space is so crowded right now that it’s amazing to see anyone launch a product and cut through the noise. Still, we were captivated by the simplicity and design of Flavors.me. Similar to Card.ly, instead of forcing you to use Facebook, LinkedIn or your neglected blog to represent you, Flavors lets you build a basic vanity site in less than 10 minutes. As of this evening non-designers will have a chance to revel in their newly found web sex appeal. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Food Safety for the Holidays: Wash, Separate, Cook, Refrigerate!

first_imgby Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDNThe recent foodborne illness outbreaks of E.coli and Norovirus has me greatly concerned.  I love dining out but is it safe? How my food is being prepared?  And what is the condition of those preparing my food?  Have they washed their hands?  Are they well?  What about all those buffets and potlucks? How long has that food been sitting out?  Are other people handling their food safely? I thought I would take this time to write some reminders to keep your holiday safe!  The last thing anyone wants is to get sick around the holidays.I attended a #CDCFoodChat Twitter chat on food safety and picked up some good information to share.  I highly recommend you read this informative sharing of information. First what has been in the news?There have been outbreaks of Escherichia Coli (E.-coli) in several states.  E.coli are a group of bacteria mostly harmless but can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting.  Food and water contaminated with human or animal feces are the modes of transmission. Swallowing tiny amounts of these foods that have been contaminated (yes it is disgusting) spreads the infection.Outbreaks of E.coli occurred in November 2015 in Oregon, Washington State, California, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and New York.  No specific food has yet been identified for this Illness, but Chipotle Grill appears to be the source of the outbreak.   Outbreaks of E.coli have been linked recently to rotisserie chicken salad, raw clover sprouts (2 occasions), ground beef, ready to eat salad, organic spinach, and Spring Blend. Even my favorite, raw cookie dough has been associated with an outbreak. Foods most likely to be associated with E.Coli include unpasteurized (raw) milk, unpasteurized apple cider, and soft cheeses made from raw milk, eating an undercooked hamburger or a contaminated piece of lettuce. People have also gotten sick by swallowing lake water while swimming, petting zoos and other animal exhibits, and by eating food prepared by people who did not wash their hands well after using the toilet.How can you minimize your risk for E. Coli?  Wash, Wash, Wash!Below are tips from Foodsafety.gov.Wash your hands thoroughly after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and before preparing or eating food.Wash your hands after any contact with animals, even your pets.Always wash your hands before preparing and feeding an infant, before touching an infant’s mouth, or touching pacifiers or other things that go into an infant’s mouth.Keep all objects that enter infants’ mouths (such as pacifiers and teethers) clean. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. These alcohol-based products can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but they are not a substitute for washing with soap and running water.Follow clean, separate, cook, chill guidelines, found at FoodSafety.gov.Cook meats thoroughly. Cook ground beef and meat to a temperature of at least 160°F (70˚C).Prevent cross-contamination in food preparation areas.  Do not cut vegetables on the same cutting board as raw meat. Thoroughly wash hands, counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat. Avoid consuming raw milk or unpasteurized dairy products juices (like fresh apple cider).Avoid swallowing water when swimming and when playing in lakes, ponds, streams, swimming pools, and backyard “kiddie” pools. Another recent foodborne illness has been the Norovirus or Norwalk Virus.  The Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States and causes about 50% of all food-related illnesses. Norovirus is highly contagious and is usually spread by person to person contact. However, norovirus can be spread by consuming contaminated food or water or touching items that are contaminated. A food worker who comes to work infected with norovirus and handles food can cause or spread the virus.  Contamination with norovirus can occur at any point in the food process, when it is being grown, shipped, handled, or prepared. Foods commonly associated with outbreaks of norovirus are produce, leafy greens, ready to eat foods handled by infected workers, salads, sandwiches, ice, cookies, fresh fruits, and shellfish (such as oysters). Any food can be contaminated if an infected person has handled it with vomit or feces on their hands.Recently a norovirus outbreak, again associated with Chipotle Grill sickened 141 Boston College students. The Boston College basketball coach blamed a recent loss because 8 players were sick with norovirus. Another outbreak of norovirus occurred in Simi Valley, CA where 234 people became ill, also associated with Chipotle Grill.According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), food workers can follow some simple tips to prevent norovirus from spreading:Avoid preparing food for others while you are sick and for at least 48 hours after symptoms stop.Wash your hands carefully and often with soap and water.Rinse fruits and vegetables and cook shellfish thoroughly.Clean and sanitize kitchen utensils, counters, and surfaces routinely.Wash table linens, napkins, and other laundry separately.Here are some more tips from the CDC to prevent foodborne illness from crashing your holiday.Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill, Stuff with careBuffets and the Two-Hour Rule. Perishable foods (like meat and poultry) should not sit at room temperature for more than two hours. Keep track of how long foods have been sitting on the buffet table and discard anything there two hours or more.Hot and ColdKeep Hot Foods HOT and Cold Foods COLD. Hot foods on a buffet should be held at 140 °F or warmer. Keep hot foods hot with chafing dishes, slow cookers, and warming trays. Do not re-heat food in your slow cooker.Cold foods should be held at 40 °F or colder. Keep cold foods cold on a buffet by nesting the serving dishes into bowls of ice. Otherwise, use small serving trays and replace them frequently.  If you’re transporting cold foods, use a cooler with ice or commercial freezing gel.LeftoversDiscard all perishable foods (meats, poultry) left at room temperature longer than 2 hours. Immediately refrigerate or freeze remaining leftovers in shallow containers.If you have additional questions about how to store leftovers, download the FoodKeeper app. This app offers storage guidance on more than 400 items and cooking tips for meat, poultry, seafood and eggs.Don’t let foodborne Illness be an uninvited guest at your table this holiday season!References:http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/downloads/global-burden-report.pdf accessed 12-21-15CDC Food Safety accessed 12-21-15Foodsafety.gov accessed 12-21-15http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/foodkeeperapp/ accessed 12-21-15https://www.foodsafety.gov accessed 12-21-15This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

With Sale Primedia Exits Auto Market

first_imgOver the last few years, Primedia has sold off all properties not associated with its Consumer Source division, acquired in 1994. This April, the company named its new president and CEO, former yellowpages.com chief executive Charles Stubbs, with plans to “build a powerful and cohesive Internet brand.” For the first quarter this year, the company reported a 0.8 percent year-over-year increase in total net revenue and a 9.4 percent decrease in total adjusted EBITDA. The company saw a tax benefit of $11.3 million from discontinued operations of its auto guide business. Primedia, once a powerhouse publisher of consumer and trade publications ranging from Seventeen to FOLIO:, has sold off two of its regional auto guide publications and has shuttered another, leaving the company with its apartment and new home guides as well as its distribution operation, DistribuTech. The company sold its South Florida and Wisconsin auto guides, along with the Web site autoguide.com, to Target Media Partners, an independent publisher of classified and used car photo advertising. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Primedia first announced plans to exit the auto guide business in March when it released its 2007 fourth quarter and full year earnings, reporting total net revenue of $314.8 million—a 2.2 increase from the year before, led mostly by its New Home Guide, Rentals.com and DistribuTech brands. Magazines in the auto market have been struggling for some time now. For the second quarter this year, Car and Driver, Autoweek and Road and Track have seen ad dollars drop by 11.9, 11.8 and 4.4 percent respectively over the year before, according to Publishers’ Information Bureau figures. Former Primedia titles Motor Trend and Automobile, sold to Source Interlink in May 2007, saw respective declines of 6.7 and 3.1 percent. The automotive category as a whole saw the steepest drop in both ad dollars (17.7 percent) and ad pages (21.3 percent) in the first half 2008 among the twelve categories measured by PIB. last_img read more

Carlos Vives Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Offer Scholarship

first_img Email Twitter The Latin GRAMMY winner has partnered with the Latin Recording Academy’s flagship charitable organization to send a deserving student to music school Renée FabianGRAMMYs Dec 18, 2017 – 9:41 am Latin superstar Carlos Vives has partnered with the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation to supply a $200,000 four-year scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music.The Carlos Vives Scholarship will be awarded to a talented music student with financial need interested in Latin music. The applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, which is comprised of diverse music professionals with extensive industry experience.”It is an honor for us, that with the help of Carlos Vives we can support the new generation of musicians through a scholarship that will allow them to receive an education of the highest quality at Berklee College of Music,” said Manolo Díaz, Sr. Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. “Carlos Vives not only represents excellence and musical achievement, but he will also transform the life of the scholarship beneficiary.”Interested students can apply via the Cultural Foundation’s website by April 10, 2018. Applicants will be expected to submit two audition videos, provide two letters of recommendation and answer two essay questions. Responses can be in English, Spanish or Portuguese.”The ability to support a new generation of Latin musicians brings me great joy,” said Vives. “Being able to do this alongside the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation makes this even more special.”New Exhibit Spotlighting Life, Career Of Carlos Vives Headed To GRAMMY MuseumRead more Facebook Carlos Vives, Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Offer Scholarship News Carlos Vives Offers Scholarship For Latin Student carlos-vives-latin-grammy-cultural-foundation-offer-scholarshiplast_img read more

Ford Explorer farewell to a friend and more Roadshows week in review

first_imgHonda Mean Mower: Terror distilledReviews editor Manuel Carrillo III had never been scared by any machine with wheels until he met the Mean Mower. A 150-mile-per-hour menace that may offer supercar acceleration, but is nothing like a supercar to drive. Ever wonder what a barrel ride down Niagara Falls is like? Getting the Mean Mower to triple-digit speeds is the internal-combustion equivalent.Click here to read our Honda Mean Mower first drive review. SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY: Monster Jam behind the scenesMonster Jam, the monster truck and off-road-vehicle exhibition gets more entertaining and exciting with each passing year. As it turns out, technology plays a key role in that evolution. Join Roadshow’s resident off-road master, Emme Hall as she gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Monster Jam of the 21st century. Enlarge ImageA midsize crossover SUV with 400 horsepower? Sign us up. Emme Hall/Roadshow Welcome to Roadshow’s week in review, where we take a look back at the biggest stories from the past seven days. The week began with reviews of not one, but two new Ford Explorers, crammed loads of fun into a few minutes with the 150-mile-per-hour Honda Mean Mower, but ended on a somber note with a tribute to a beloved, fallen colleague.Here’s a look at our most important stories from June 16-22, 2019.Top reviews When you should buy a new car instead of repairing yours Now playing: Watch this: Polestar 1 first driveRoadshow’s Editor-in-Chief, Tim Stevens, takes a spin through soaked Sweden in the new, 600-horsepower Polestar 1. For a car that weighs more than 5,100 pounds, Tim says the Polestar is surprisingly light on its feet. 69 Photos Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Ford ExplorerThe Ford Explorer enters its sixth generation for the 2020 model year on new, rear-wheel-drive architecture. Reviews editor Emme Hall has been a busy bee reviewing both the new hybrid variant and the 400-horsepower ST version, which you can check out here. If last year’s Explorer wasn’t already broadly appealing enough, this new one should speak to the masses perhaps like never before.Click here to read our 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive review. 52 Photos Honda Mean Mower is 200 horsepower of bladed terror 14:04 2019 Honda RidgelineMost pickup truck buyers use their rigs not for working, but for commuting. While adept in both those elements, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is arguably the best in its segment for the daily slog. As a result, reviews editor Manuel Carrillo III is scratching his head as to why more people aren’t buying this incredible, commuter-carpool-friendly pickup.Click here to read our 2019 Honda Ridgeline in-depth review. 28 Photos Cooley on buying a new car versus fixing your old oneAs cars age, they become more expensive to maintain, eventually to the point where they’ll command more money than a new-car payment. If you’re around that point with your old vehicle, don’t be so fast to buy that shiny new set of wheels. Let Cooley break things down for you first. 9:46 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid: Beautiful in blue 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY: We go behind the scenes at Monster… Post a comment Share your voice 38 Photos 0 5:37 Now playing: Watch this: The best hybrid cars and SUVs available in America Top news2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe revealed: We’re quite smitten with the 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe and Convertible, but for the upcoming 2020 model year, BMW is introducing a more practical Gran Coupe version that has our interest further piqued.Tesla Model 3 Pickup: Can you believe a Tesla Model 3-based pickup is already here? Well, not for you to buy, but one for you to enjoy watching online. YouTuber Simone Giertz is the mastermind behind this build, and we shall now worship at her altar.Bentley goes electric: The flying B will soon be getting a heap of electricity under its wings. By 2023, all of the British brand’s lineup will offer hybrid variants.2020 Kia Seltos debuts: The Kia Seltos is a new, tiny crossover that may be small in footprint, but big on style.Order Domino’s through your Chevy’s infotainment screen: We welcome a simpler way to order pizza, even if that does mean spending more time at the gym.Remembering Davey G. Johnson: Our hearts are heavy this week as we reflect on the life of our dear friend and esteemed colleague, Davey G. Johnson. Rest in peace, you infinitely curious and eternal adventurer. More From Roadshow Top videos 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe stretches out Tags Polestar 1: World’s first drive in Sweden 29 Photos Roadshowlast_img read more

Big trade deficit with China not sustainable in long run Commerce ministry

first_imgNew Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): Commerce Ministry said that the widening trade deficit with China is a matter of concern and not sustainable in the long run, as representatives from both countries met to explore greater business opportunities between the countries. India-China Business Matchmaking Symposium in New Delhi was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Trade Development Bureau (TDB) of China, in the backdrop of exponential growth in the trade sector between the two countries in the last few years. The Chinese business delegation headed by Vice Director General of Chinese Trade Development Bureau (TDB) Jia Guoyong consisted of delegates from various sectors of business and trade.last_img read more

Will Nirav Modi Vijay Mallya share the same Arthur Road jail UK

first_imgActivists of the youth wing of India’s main opposition Congress party burn a cut-out with an image of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi.reutersIn a deja vu moment, a UK Court Judge, Emma Arbuthnot while hearing the bail plea of fugitive diamantaire, Nirav Modi on Friday, March 29, said in a lighter vein that he could share the same space in jail along with India’s liquor baron, Vijay  Mallya. Judge, Arbuthnot coincidentally heard Mallya’s extradition trial last year when he had filed an application against the order. At that time, the Indian government shared the video of Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail where it was planning to lodge the flamboyant businessman with the UK Court. The Judge told the lawyers that “she was getting a sense of deja vu” as she ordered the extradition of Mallya last year.During the hearing, the judge asked the prosecution if he knows which part of India would Nirav Modi be jailed in. “Do we know which part of India he [Modi] is being sought in,” the Judge asked. The Crown Prosecution Service, represented by the Indian government, said that it would be the same Mumbai jail where Vijay Mallya will be held in. To this, Judge, Arbuthnot replied in a light-hearted manner that it could even be the same cell as “we know from the previous video that there is still some space left in that jail”.Mumbai’s Arthur Road prison is described as one of the most fortified jails in the country which has also housed the Mumbai, 26/11 attack convict and a Pakistani national, Muhammad Ajmal Kasab.  It has been proposed that Vijay Mallya will be kept inside a highly secure barrack of a two-storeyed building of the Arthur Road jail complex. The Indian government recently reviewed the security cover of the Arthur Road jail and submitted the findings along with the video to the UK Court.Judge, Arbuthnot had sought the footage of Arthur Road prison from the Indian government during the Mallya extradition case. The Indian officials responded by saying that the medical as well security arrangements at the prison are in compliance with the international standards and that Mallya once extradited would get complete security cover. LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 10: Indian businessman Vijay Mallya smokes during a break in his extradition ruling at Westminster Magistrates Court on December 10, 2018 in London, England. India is seeking to extradite Mr Mallya from Britain to face criminal action over loans taken out by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines and debts amounting to £1.1 billion pounds, which Indian authorities say Kingfisher owes. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)Jack Taylor/Getty ImagesBoth Modi and Mallya are sought by the Indian government in money laundering and fraud cases amounting to billions of dollars. The fugitive billionaires are currently in the UK, however, Narendra Modi government has sought their extradition, the trial cases of which are being heard in the Westminster Magistrates Court.last_img read more