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Report: Mariners 2 Melbourne City 1Report: Mariners 2 Melbourne City 1

first_imgA late winner from captain Matt Simon saw Central Coast Mariners end their 10-match losing streak in the A-League with a 2-1 home victory over Melbourne City.Lachlan Wales had seemingly secured City a share of the spoils and broken Mariners hearts 13 minutes from time by heading an equaliser but Simon struck in the 89th minute – converting the rebound after his penalty was saved – to earn a first win of the campaign at the 13th attempt.After an even opening, Connor Pain put the Mariners in front just after the half-hour mark, producing a tidy finish into the bottom-right corner from the centre of the area following Matthew Millar’s fine run and pass on the right. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? City finished the first half on top, but Nathaniel Atkinson and Scott Jamieson saw chances go begging in the final five minutes.The Mariners began the second period well and Millar almost got them a second, heading wide from a Tom Hiariej free-kick.City were more prominent in possession, but still the better chances fell to the Mariners – Pain seeing an effort hit the post before being stopped on the line, and Jordan Murray shot wide when through on goal soon after.And City took advantage, as Wales headed Florin Berenguer’s corner in at the near post, but Mariners pushed forward again and were duly rewarded.Simon was clumsily tripped in the box by Rostyn Griffiths, and even though Eugene Galekovic saved the initial spot-kick, the Mariners’ captain made no mistake at the second attempt.Absolute SCENES in Gosford!Matty Simon’s 89th minute strike and Connor Pain’s opener deliver our dedicated fans, all three points! #CCMvMCY #CCMFC #ALeague— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) January 16, 2019last_img read more

QB Kelly Bryant Reportedly Makes Decision On Future At MissouriQB Kelly Bryant Reportedly Makes Decision On Future At Missouri

first_imgKelly Bryant throwing the football in warmups.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Earlier today, the NCAA ruled Missouri football ineligible for the 2019-20 postseason. The punishment is due to the NCAA finding that a former tutor complete coursework for student-athletes. The Missouri baseball and softball teams were also punished.In the aftermath of the NCAA’s decision, there was some speculation that quarterback Kelly Bryant would now leave Missouri. Bryant committed to the Tigers after transferring from Clemson during the 2018 season.As a graduate transfer, Bryant can play immediately. He has one year of eligibility left, so many wondered if he wants out at Mizzou because he won’t be able to play in a bowl game.Bryant can technically transfer now without penalty, but the latest report from’s Woody Wommack indicates that the former Clemson QB is staying put.Breaking: Source close to Kelly Bryant tells me Kelly intends to stay at Missouri, despite today’s news.”He likes what he’s got going there and he’s going to play his 12 games and try to go undefeated”Comprehensive coverage on today Missouri news @PowerMizzoucom— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) January 31, 2019As ESPN’s Peter Burns notes, Bryant picked Missouri for reasons other than competing in the postseason.He also considered Arkansas, Auburn, Miami and North Carolina but thought the Tigers could best prepare him for the professional level.It would not shock me at all to see Kelly Bryant stay at Missouri despite the news of a postseason bowl ban delivered by the NCAABryant choose Mizzou as he saw the development of Drew Lock under Derek Dooley’s playcalling in 2018Bryant eyes a NFL future, not just a bowl game— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) January 31, 2019Bryant could always change his mind, but if this report is accurate and he remains at Missouri, it is a major boost for a program that received some terrible news today.last_img read more

Lowering of Policy Rate Will Foster Greater Access to Capital – Dr. ClarkeLowering of Policy Rate Will Foster Greater Access to Capital – Dr. Clarke

first_img To this end, Dr. Clarke urged business operators to familiarise themselves with the opportunities available to them and the various lending rates. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says with the lowering of the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) policy interest rate, more businesses can now access well-needed capital at affordable rates. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says with the lowering of the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) policy interest rate, more businesses can now access well-needed capital at affordable rates.Speaking at the opening ceremony for the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on June 28, Dr. Clarke informed that the BOJ has lowered its policy interest rate eight times since October 2016 from “five per cent in eight moves downwards to two per cent” as at June 27.To this end, Dr. Clarke urged business operators to familiarise themselves with the opportunities available to them and the various lending rates.“As a result of that, banks have the incentive to lend to businesses at lower and lower rates, so medium-sized and small businesses need to demand from their financial institutions that they benefit from these reductions in interest rates,” he stated.He added that business owners should “put themselves in a position to shop their businesses around to alternative institutions, if their financial institutions refuse to lower their interest rates”.The two-day symposium is being held under the theme ‘Building Leadership Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving’.The Caribbean Leadership Project is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada to support the leadership and economic development training needs of national public sectors in 12 CARICOM countries and key regional organisations.The countries participating in the project are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.The purpose of the CLP is to strengthen the capacity of future leaders in the Caribbean to contribute more effectively to regional integration and economic growth and support gender-sensitive public-sector reform.The six components of the CLP are leadership development programme; enabling environment; research; continuous learning and development network; communities of practice; and the Caribbean Centre for Leadership Excellence. Speaking at the opening ceremony for the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on June 28, Dr. Clarke informed that the BOJ has lowered its policy interest rate eight times since October 2016 from “five per cent in eight moves downwards to two per cent” as at June 27. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Fundy Area Physical Activity Grants Make a DifferenceFundy Area Physical Activity Grants Make a Difference

first_img People in the Fundy area have more opportunities to be activethrough new projects supported by the Office of HealthPromotion’s physical activity grants. Health Promotion provided grants totalling $500,000 to more than100 groups throughout the province to help Nova Scotians getactive through walking, swimming, dancing, boxing and many otherphysical activities. “These programs provide a wide range of opportunities for NovaScotia children, families and seniors, who might not otherwise beactive,” said Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald. “NovaScotians are not as active as they should be, but that ischanging thanks to groups across the province that are receivingthese grants and developing programs.” The Physical Activity Grant Program supports initiatives thatcreate or increase participation in organized and unstructuredforms of sport, physical recreation and active transportation.Programs focus on those who are currently inactive, with priority placed on young people. The Colchester-East Hants Health Authority is offering the MentalHealth Wellness Promotion Program. Through this programparticipants will be able to enjoy activities such as yoga,swimming and horseback riding free of charge in a safe,supervised environment. “This program gives participants the opportunity to improve theiroverall mental and physical health through increased physicalactivity, in an environment where they feel comfortable,” saidMr. MacDonald. For more information on the grant program, contact HealthPromotion’s representative in the Fundy region, Linda Atkinson,by e-mail at or call 902-893-6215. Additionalinformation can also be found on the website at . HEALTH PROMOTION–Fundy Area Physical Activity Grants Make aDifferencelast_img read more

Medical Emergency at Central Nova Scotia Correctional FacilityMedical Emergency at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

first_imgA 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth on Monday, Sept. 10. Staff immediately began CPR and contacted Emergency Health Services when the man was found at about 9:30 p.m. He was transported and admitted to the Dartmouth General Hospital, where he remains. Halifax Regional Police are investigating. The Department of Justice will conduct an internal investigation and provide updates as new information becomes available.last_img

Residents depend on Gurugram cops to keep moving in monsoonResidents depend on Gurugram cops to keep moving in monsoon

first_imgGurugram: Waterlogging in several parts of the city may have left many residents to question the preparedness of the city to deal with heavy rain showers during monsoon. What left the residents impressed was the proactiveness shown by the city cops to not allow the city to stall.According to official sources, there were more than 1,100 traffic cops that were present on the city roads to manage the traffic. Moreover, the Gurugram police also made sure that the communication medium with the residents was also enhanced. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThrough its helpline numbers and social media, the district police made sure that it informed the commuter of what areas were affected on July 4 rainfall and also gave them alternate routes. Gurugram police commissioner Muhammad Akil has already cancelled the leaves of traffic officials in order to deal with the monsoon rains. The former Gurugram’s commissioner KK Rao strategy to have his constables stationed in the key areas of the city twenty-four hours a day in different is being continued by his successor. The strategy seems to have worked well Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to Gurugram police, there has been over 20 percent reduction in the cases of snatchings in the city. A large number of stretches that includes the Mahaveer Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Sector-10 are completely dependent on the traffic cops for the smooth flow of traffic. It is however not a completely rosy picture. There have been often been complaints that how most of the Gurugram cops using the pretext of levying fines on traffic violators often the cops harass the commuters. There are also allegations that in many cases, the law enforcement officials tend to go soft on actual violators and target those people which can pay them illegally. “There will be some people who will be against us and that is fine. Yet, the fact remains that no one in the city can complain today that the police is not present in the key locations of the city. Even though we cannot in all parts of the city we have identified the vulnerable spots and increased our presence over there,” said a senior official from Gurugram police. “Challenges galore. There have been occasions when limited resources and hostility by the citizens have taken a toll. We are trying to address the challenges and e will definitely find solutions on some of the difficulties that face our organization,” added the official.last_img read more

Rajoy Cooperation with Morocco will Continue to be Major Focus ofRajoy Cooperation with Morocco will Continue to be Major Focus of

Madrid – The cooperation with Morocco will continue to be a major focus of Spain’s foreign policy, said outgoing Spanish Premier and Popular Party (PP) leader, Mariano Rajoy.“Cooperation with (countries) of the southern shore of the Mediterranean, especially Morocco, on such crucial issues such as security and migration” has been and will continue to be a major focus of Spain’s international agenda, Rajoy said in a speech during the investiture debate, which started Tuesday at the Congress of Deputies (lower House).PP candidate, who outlined the main aspects of the foreign policy of his government if he managed to win the confidence of parliament, reiterated the commitment of his country to promoting Africa’s economic, social and democratic development. Rajoy also stressed the importance given by his party to boosting Spain’s relations with the United States and Latin America. read more

S Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N KoreaS Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N Korea

S. Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N. Korea PAJU, South Korea – South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas’ last major co-operation project as punishment over Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch.It was unclear how long the shutdown at the industrial complex in the border city of Kaesong would last, or even how long it would take South Korean companies to close down. Pyongyang has yet to comment, but Seoul said that North Korean workers did not report to work at Kaesong on Thursday.Along the South Korean side of the border, a stream of large white trucks lined up Thursday morning before crossing into North Korea, presumably to bring back products and gear from the factories. Soldiers stood guard near customs offices and military vehicles escorted cars and vans to the South Korean side.The shutdown is one of Seoul’s strongest available punitive measures, but it is unclear how seriously the impoverished North would be hurt. Seoul said it wants to stop Pyongyang from using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs.The closing is meant to punish North Korea for its Sunday launch of a rocket that the world sees as a banned test of ballistic missile technology.Yoon Sang-eun, 62, a South Korean driver for a firm at the factory park, said that if Kaesong “stops operating, companies like us almost have to close off business. It is difficult.”The South’s Unification Ministry, which is responsible for ties with the North, said about 130 South Koreans planned to enter Kaesong on Thursday to begin shutdown work, and that nearly 70 South Koreans who had been staying there would be leaving.North Korea, in a fit of anger over U.S.-South Korean military drills, pulled its workers from Kaesong for about five months in 2013. But, generally, the complex has long been seen as above the constant squabbling and occasional bloodshed between the rival Koreas, one of the last few bright spots in a relationship more often marked by threats of war.South Korean President Park Geun-hye has now done something her conservative predecessor resisted, even after two attacks blamed on North Korea killed 50 South Koreans in 2010.The question among some is, Why now?While Park has yet to explain her reasoning on timing, she has previously shown a willingness to take quick action when provoked by the North. When the North conducted its fourth nuclear test last month, for instance, she resumed anti-Pyongyang propaganda from loudspeakers along the border, despite what Seoul says was an exchange of cross-border artillery fire the last time she used the speakers.The factory park, which started producing goods in 2004, has provided 616 billion won ($560 million) of cash to North Korea, South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo told a news conference.“It appears that such funds have not been used to pave the way to peace as the international community had hoped, but rather to upgrade its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles,” he said at the televised briefing.The Unification Ministry said in a statement that the government had “decided to completely shut down” the park. It notified North Korean authorities of the decision and asked them to help ensure the safe return of South Korean citizens from Kaesong.Combining South Korean initiative, capital and technology with the North’s cheap labour, the industrial park has been seen as a test case for reunification between the Koreas. Last year, 124 South Korean companies hired 54,000 North Korean workers to produce socks, wristwatches and other goods worth about $500 million.The United States supported the move by its close ally, and said it was considering its own, unspecified “unilateral measures” to punish Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch, even as the U.N. Security Council deliberates imposing more multilateral sanctions.South Korea’s government will provide financial compensation to companies that operate at the park, the Finance Ministry said.South Korean businesses with factories at the park reacted with a mixture of disappointment and anger. In a statement, the association of South Korean companies in Kaesong denounced the government’s decision as “entirely incomprehensible and unjust.”Kim Ki-hang, 53, a senior manager with a South Korean company operating at Kaesong, says the government didn’t give the companies enough time. “How do we take and ship the products out without enough time?” he asked.The park also allowed people from both Koreas to interact with each other and glimpse into lives on the other side of the border. Some South Korean snacks have become popular among North Korean workers.South Korea’s government and companies invested more than 1 trillion won ($852 million) to pave roads and erect buildings in the park zone, which lies in a guarded, gated complex on the outskirts of Kaesong, North Korea’s third-largest city.___AP writers Youkyung Lee and Foster Klug contributed to this report from Seoul. Visitors look at a map of the Korean peninsula at the exhibition hall of the unification observatory in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. South Korea says it will suspend the operations at a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North’s recent rocket launch. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) by Ahn Young-Joon, The Associated Press Posted Feb 10, 2016 1:21 am MDT Last Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

First case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the UKFirst case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the UK

first_imgA woman in the UK is thought to have been infected with the Zika virus through sexual transmission, health officials have said.Public Health England (PHE) said that one case of “likely sexual transmission” of Zika virus infection has been reported in the UK.Meanwhile, of the 265 travel-associated cases reported in Britain, seven have been diagnosed in pregnant women, PHE said.  PHE said the case of sexually transmitted Zika virus was identified in a woman whose partner had recently visited an affected region.She has since made a full recovery, PHE said. One case has been reported from South East Asia and another has been linked to travel to Oceania.Professor Dilys Morgan, Zika incident director at PHE, said: “It is important to remember that the main risk relates to travellers to countries classified as high or moderate risk for Zika infection.”Zika infection is usually a mild, self-limiting illness, and PHE’s advice is based on the fact that our main concern is to avoid infection in pregnancy, in order to avoid risk to the unborn child.”Health officials advise that men who visit affected areas should use condoms for six months following their return.Women should avoid getting pregnant for at least two months after leaving an area deemed to have “high or moderate” risk of Zika virus transmission. The mosquito-borne disease has been linked to a birth defect called microcephaly, which results in children with abnormally small heads and brain damage.The mosquito that transmits the virus is not found in the UK so risk to the wider British public is deemed to be negligible by health leaders.Of the 265 British travellers identified as being infected with the virus, the majority of cases – 190 – are associated with travel to the Caribbean, according to the figures from Public Health England.Cases have been linked to travel to Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia, Grenada, and Trinidad and TobagoMeanwhile, 33 cases have been linked to travel to South America and two cases have been associated to travel to Florida in the US. Dr Dipti Patel, director at the National Travel Health Network and Centre, said: “As we move towards holiday season with increased numbers of people visiting friends and relatives in Zika-affected areas, we recommend that all travellers seek out the latest travel health advice.”This particularly applies to pregnant women going to an area with active Zika virus transmission who should ensure they seek travel health advice from their GP or a travel clinic well in advance of their trip and consult the NaTHNaC website for up-to-date information on current outbreaks and country information.”Commenting on the news, Jimmy Whitworth, professor of international public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “News that one case of sexual transmission of Zika has occurred in the UK is not unexpected.”Zika is mainly transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which is not present in the UK but we know it can also be passed on sexually.”About 60 cases of sexual transmission of Zika have been reported worldwide, so we think this is quite rare.”center_img The current outbreak began in Brazil in 2015.Earlier this year, the virus’ link to microcephaly was deemed a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Officials lifted the declaration earlier this month but cautioned that the virus’ link to microcephaly was still a “significant and enduring public health challenge”.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals his biggest influence in footballZlatan Ibrahimovic reveals his biggest influence in football

first_imgSwedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic granted an interview to L’Equipe where he gave a surprising statement about his real influence in football.We have lived inside a lie for all these years, we always thought that Ronaldo Nazario was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s biggest influence in football but we were mistaken.The Swedish striker just revealed the truth about this during an interview with L’Equipe where he spoke about the time when he played for Juventus during a small period of time and met the player who taught him the biggest lessons in the profession, that man is French midfielder, Patrick Vieira.It’s weird I know, but if you stop to think about it, this revelation actually makes a lot of sense.During that period when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had just moved out of his bubble in Holland where he became a world-class player at Ajax from Amsterdam, coming to Serie A was one of his biggest career moves and he arrived in a squad that was filled with some of the biggest names in football at the moment.There he would meet a couple of French legends who quickly grounded him and made him realize that he was a flawed individual, one who could achieve greatness but needed to learn a few life lessons first.Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira wishes Zlatan Ibrahimovic good luck at Manchester United:— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) July 1, 2016At the time, there was actually no one better than Vieira to teach him those lessons and both players quickly developed a close bond. Even when Juventus was part of that match-fixing scandal in 2006, the two of them decided to play for Internazionale Milano together and they continued to make their friendship flourish.This reveal is really weird because now the video of Zlatan Ibrahimovic admiring Brazilian Ronaldo when they met at a Milano Derby later on, just looks a bit creepy now because we always believed that Zlatan’s biggest influence was the legendary Brazilian striker.But then again, Patrick Vieira does look like a man who could teach a few things to anyone about football, maybe that’s why he decided to become a manager after his career ended.Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke the news to eveybody on his latest interview to French journal L’Equipe, where he also spoke about the possibility of going back to Paris Saint-Germain as a manager in the future, hinting that this could be the next career path for him.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals Patrick Vieira was the biggest influence on his career – “he was always on my back, it was never good enough”. #Juventus #FCIM— footballitalia (@footballitalia) November 9, 2018“When I met him at Juventus, he had a really different mentality from the other players I’d known,” Ibrahimovic told L’Equipe.“He was always on my back, I thought I was doing things right but it was never good enough. He showed me that you have to give more, want more.”“He taught me that we play as we train. That’s how it works: if you train well, you play well. I don’t need to tell you the player and the professional he was.”“He was a phenomenal player who will remain in history, but I’m happy I knew the player and person. He deeply influenced my game by pushing me to give 120 percent every day, every game.”“I’m not surprised he became a Coach, he already had that in him: his experience, his maturity, his way of helping others.”“He was always available to talk. He really helped a lot of players, not just me. There were big stars at Juve at the time, and to please them you had to give a lot, you got nothing for free,” he concluded.Zlatan Ibrahimović: “Vieira is one of the best players I played with. He was a monster. He taught me so much.”— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 2, 2015What do you think about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s unexpected revelation about his biggest influence in football? Please share your opinion in the comment section below.last_img read more

The Seward Sisters Have Arrived In SitkaThe Seward Sisters Have Arrived In Sitka

first_imgIn a post from Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear sanctuary their journey from Anchorage was smooth and they are settling in nicely. The two bears, Nikiski and Nuku, were orphaned near Seward when their mother was killed over the summer, and were kept at the Alaska Zoo until being transferred to Sitka, on August 25. The Fish and Game permit requires they remain in quarantine for 30 days, so they are currently not on public display. According to the post the sanctuary will hold a special viewing event at the end of September. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Seward Sisters, two orphaned brown bear cubs, have arrived safely to Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear sanctuary. Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear sanctuary: “Thank you to everyone that helped them get here! The Seward community, Fish and Game, the Alaska Zoo team, Alaska Airlines, Michelle Oakley and her crew, and our dedicated team of staff! We can’t wait to watch these little bears grow with you.”last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, August 11, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.August 11 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmCupcake CityEJ’s Pizza Grab & GoGaouette FarmGrateful TastesHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IceKC Styles Purple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTTewksbury HoneyWilmington ClayworksAdditional Attractions:Local artists and artisans will be displaying & selling their worksMusic from John Loretz & Anne SandstormPower of Flowers Project at Community TableMake A Baby Dinosaur at the Kids TableLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community”last_img read more

VW EPA expect not to unveil diesel settlement on Thursday Reuters sourcesVW EPA expect not to unveil diesel settlement on Thursday Reuters sources

first_imgVolkswagen AG was not expected to unveil an agreement Thursday with U.S. regulators at a federal court hearing in California on how to address excess emissions in 5,80,000 diesel vehicles, two sources briefed on the negotiations said on Wednesday.The German automaker has been in talks for months with the U.S. Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (CARB) over how to address the excess emissions.U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer last month set a March 24 deadline for Volkswagen to state whether it has found an emissions fix that is acceptable to U.S. regulators.Volkswagen and regulators are likely to tell Breyer they are making good progress toward reaching a deal, but have not reached an agreement, the sources said, adding that a potential deal could still be weeks away.VW has been in talks with regulators about how to address the issue, including a potential buyback offer for an unknown number of vehicles along with possible financial incentives for owners to get their vehicles repaired.One central issue is whether the EPA will accept a fix that does not completely address excess on-road emissions. EPA spokeswoman Laura Allen declined to comment on that question, or the status of the talks.Earlier this month, a California official said the state may allow partially repaired Volkswagen diesel cars to continue operating on its roads because a full fix may be impossible.The cars are equipped with “defeat devices” that allow them to pass laboratory emissions tests despite exceeding federal standards by up to 40 times when they are driven on roads.Todd Sax, chief of CARB’s enforcement division, said this month he did not believe a fix was available that would allow the cars to comply with the emissions standards or the on board diagnostic requirements.”We will have to decide what the best approach is to dealing with these vehicles, and one of the options potentially would be to accept something less than a full fix,” he said.A VW spokeswoman declined to comment on the status of the talks.Regulators could also require VW to set aside money to address excess pollution as part of a settlement.The U.S. Justice Department in February sued Europe’s biggest automaker for up to $46 billion for violating U.S. environmental laws. VW and its Audi and Porsche brands remain barred from selling any new 2016 diesel models in the United States.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Dusit has a packed pGo back to the enewsletter Dusit has a packed p

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Dusit has a packed pipeline of  new openings to appeal to honeymooners, with even greater options available from 2017, including Singapore, Vietnam, Bhutan, Australia, South Africa and more.Ms Erena Chan, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Dusit International says: “Honeymooners are a very important market for Dusit and we are constantly looking at ways to enhance what we have to offer. From amazing value packages such as Couple Getaways, to specialised room types such as our exquisite Honeymoon Suites, to unique, romantic dining concepts and spa offerings at our Devarana Spas, no request is too big or too small for our attentive staff who deliver Dusit’s world renowned gracious hospitality.”“As we continue to grow our portfolio of properties and enter new markets, we are adding more choices of new and exotic destinations for couples to choose from.”Where: Dusit Thani Guam ResortWhy: Having opened its doors this past June, this 30-floor hotel is the latest Dusit resort and the first new building to open on the Western Pacific island of Guam since 1999. It’s also the island’s first true five-star luxury resort. Two highlights for honeymooners include the indulgent Devarana Spa and the resort’s decadent Villa Suites. The latter measure from 100 to 306sqm and feature private plunge pools, exclusive gym and a concierge service with Villa Azul boasting a 550sqm balcony.Where: Dusit Thani MaldivesWhy: As a honeymoon hotspot, the Maldives needs no introduction – and this gem on beautiful Mudhdhoo Island is no exception. Loved-up guests can enjoy opulent accommodations, including the recently upgraded one-bed villas or the new 690sqm, three-bedroom Beach Residence. They’ll also find everything from fine dining to the Devarana Spa and activities such as kitesurfing, sailing and the area’s only internationally recognised Free-diving School, launched in February this year.Additionally, guests checking in within six months of their wedding can enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the next room category plus complimentary dinner and a bottle of wine. This offer is valid for any package booked online at, including Couple Getaways.Where: Dusit Devarana Hot Springs & Spa, ConghuaWhy: This resort in Guangzhou, China, opened in December 2014. Boasting 133 villas and guestrooms, the property fuses Thai influences with local Chinese touches. Backed by fine dining and exquisitely attentive service, its luxurious villas boast private hot springs pools whilst the Devarana Spa offers a signature range of Thai-inspired massages and treatments.  There’s also an indoor hot springs swimming pool and 23 private outdoor hot spring pools, offering treatments such as foot reflexology.Where: Dusit Devarana New DelhiWhy: Set amidst award-winning gardens, this property also has a strong focus on wellness with standout aspects including the Devarana Signature Hammam experience. This is backed by the DFiT fitness centre, Yoga Pavilion and a 102-metre long outdoor swimming pool. Dubbed a ‘luxurious urban retreat,’ its secluded setting and romantic ambience belies the fact that it is within easy reach of New Delhi and a mere 10-minute drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

One in two Cypriot executives consider bribes justifiedOne in two Cypriot executives consider bribes justified

first_imgAccounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) said that while almost half of Cypriot executives view kickbacks as a legitimate means for the survival of a company, the percentage of those who believe they have fallen victim to fraud in the past two years was below the global average.The percentage of companies that said they fell victim to fraud was 4 per cent in Cyprus compared to an average of 11 per cent, EY said citing the findings of its 15th global fraud survey which interviewed 2,550 executives from 55 countries, including 25 in Cyprus.The survey concluded that while 38 per cent of interviewed executives consider “bribery and corrupt practices prevalent in business,” the percentage of Cypriot executives who had the same opinion was 80 per cent, down from 82 per cent last year, EY said. This was the sixth-highest among the surveyed countries and followed that of Brazil, Colombia, Nigeria, Kenya and Peru.The percentage of Cypriot interviewees who said that bribery was common when it came to winning contracts was 52 per cent, almost five times as high as the survey’s average of 11 per cent, catapulting Cyprus to the top of the list, EY said. Again, 44 per cent of the participants said that in times of crisis, when the survival of the company was at stake, paying kickbacks was justified.In addition, while eight in ten Cypriot executives said their organisations had a policy to penalise misconduct, only 44 per cent said they were aware of related measures being taken, EY said.“Integrity sits high on the board agenda, the survey finds, with 96 per cent recognising the importance of their organisation being seen to operate with integrity,” EY said. “The findings show that 64 per cent of respondents from Cyprus feel that management is responsible for ensuring that employees behave with integrity while none of those who participated in the survey believe that acting with integrity is an individual’s responsibility. Organisations need, therefore, to make it clear that acting with integrity is everyone’s responsibility, and while that includes the importance of management setting the right ‘tone from the top’, it also involves individual employees”.Bribery scandals that erupted in recent months may explain the negative perception of the interviewed Cypriot executives, said EY Cyprus country managing partner Stavros Pantzaris.“The imposition of hefty penalties and long prison sentences will serve as a deterrent, although the aim should be a drastic culture change so that business people behave ethically not because they fear the consequences of non-compliance but because it is the right thing to do,” he said.“The lack of improvement in global levels of corruption over the last six years shows that unethical behaviour in business remains a daunting challenge, despite intensified global enforcement,” said EY’s global investigation & dispute services leader Andrew Gordon. “While corruption remains so prevalent, businesses remain vulnerable to significant financial and reputational harm”.Gordon encouraged management teams to identify and address the roots of unethical behaviour in an organisation and keep their compliance programmes up to date with technology amid an increasingly complex risk environment.“More robust risk management should be considered a strategic means of improving business performance,” he said.With respect to European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25, EY said that 56 per cent of Cypriot respondents were familiar with the matter, compared to 40 worldwide and 65 per cent in Western Europe.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Argaka mukhtar stops conservationists againUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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