Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sign for Manchester United: Sources

first_imgManchester United will swoop for Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer as new manager Jose Mourinho’s first marquee signing at Old Trafford, Sky Sports reported on Friday.United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is finalising a one-year deal with the player’s representatives and the 34-year-old could join before Euro 2016, Sky sources said.Sweden’s first Group E match against Ireland is on June 13.The former Malmo, Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan striker, whose Paris St Germain contract is about to expire, wants to add the Premier League title to a trophy cabinet that already includes the Dutch, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 crowns.The prolific Ibrahimovic scored 11 of Sweden’s 19 goals in Euro qualifying including three out of four in a playoff win over Denmark that booked their place at the finals in France.The tall Swede finished his career at PSG by helping the club to their second successive treble with two goals in a 4-2 victory over Olympique de Marseille in the French Cup final.Ibrahimovic had already celebrated his last PSG game at the Parc des Princes against Nantes by breaking the club’s scoring record in a top-flight season with a double, taking his tally to 38 goals, one more than Carlos Bianchi in the 1977-78 season.last_img read more

Two suspects sought in drugrelated Calgary killing arrested in Montreal

first_imgCALGARY – Two Calgary men have been apprehended by police in Montreal in the shooting death of a 23-year-old man in a home in southeast Calgary on the weekend.The body of Mvemba Eriq Afonso was found Saturday and police identified a stolen black Dodge truck that was seen fleeing the neighbourhood.On Tuesday, members of the Quebec provincial police stopped the suspect vehicle at an undisclosed location in Montreal and notified the Calgary police.Mourad Gasmi, 21, and Shannoh Jabet, 22, face second-degree murder charges in Afonso’s death.Two Calgary police officers travelled to Montreal to conduct interviews.Acting Inspector Paul Wozney of the Calgary police credited “good old-fashioned police work” by a member of the Quebec provincial police for the arrests.“You have a young patrol member who queries a licence plate and learns very quickly the plate is from a stolen vehicle associated to something in Alberta and does a very good job of safely taking those people into custody,” said Wozney.He said the killing is believed to be part of a drug crime, adding that Afonso and the two accused were known to each other.(CTV Calgary)last_img read more

Rugby players training for beach tournament next weekend

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp International Rugby Action this weekend – Bahamas vs TCI Bahamas takes out TCI in Rugby on the weekend Recommended for youcenter_img Related Items:bcw wahoos, beach tournament, meridian field, rugby, seven stars tag league Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Oct 2015 – Turks and Caicos Rugby Federation players are in training mode as they prepare for their Beach Rugby Tournament on November 7. Tonight at the Meridian Field, there is training for the u19s and from 6:30-8:30pm fans can enjoy tag rugby. Next time we will have a recap of the Seven Stars Tag League, where the top four teams were: BCB Wahoos and the Meridian Marauders with 13pts each and the BCQS Jolly Ranchers andRed Mist, each with 9pts after last week’s action. last_img read more

San Diego lifeguards issue shark advisory along 25 miles of La Jolla

first_imgSan Diego lifeguards issue shark advisory along 2.5 miles of La Jolla coastline Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 2:45 PM Posted: May 28, 2019center_img May 28, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego lifeguards issued a shark advisory along 2 1/2 miles of coastline in La Jolla Tuesday afternoon after multiple reports of a possible shark feeding near the shore.Lifeguards issued the advisory shortly after 1 p.m. for the north side of Scripps Pier north to Bathtub Rock after several witnesses reported what they believed to be a shark about five feet in length.While a five-foot shark is not considered a significant threat, the number of witnesses and the feeding behavior prompted the advisory, according to a statement from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.“We either have two separate sightings in the same general vicinity (one shark and one sea lion), or the witnesses all saw a sea lion feeding on a fish but perceived it as a shark,” according to Monica Munoz, an SDFD spokeswoman. “We are acting out of an abundance of caution.”Lifeguards were advising people at the beach to stay out of the water. A helicopter was dispatched as a precaution, according to SDFD. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Rodale Partners with Microsoft Ad Network

first_imgThe partnership includes Rodale’s entire health and wellness network of sites, including its running and bicycling sites, the Men’s and Women’s Health sites, Prevention.com and OrganicGardening.com. Microsoft will be the exclusive provider of the contextual and paid search advertising. Microsoft also targets the finance, travel, auto and entertainment verticals with its ad-serving network. The sites will offer contextual advertising this month, and paid search ads will appear at a later date, according to the publisher. Microsoft may not be able to beat Google at the paid search game, but the company has struck a deal with Rodale to provide contextual and paid search advertising services for the publisher’s health and wellness sites.Under the partnership, Microsoft will include Rodale in its network of syndicated advertising partners in the Microsoft Advertising Portfolio, which is served up on the adCenter platform. Microsoft’s two-year-old Digital Advertising Solutions partner network includes MSN, Windows Live and Office Live, as well as Facebook and other content publishers. The technology places ads contextually within like-minded articles. An article for running shoes, for example, will be accompanied by an ad from a running shoe manufacturer or retailer. “Combining Microsoft’s contextual advertising and paid search advertising capabilities with our compelling content will provide additional value to our visitors by ensuring the advertising they see is aligned with their interests,” said Daniele Campbell, Rodale’s associate vice president of interactive marketing.last_img read more

Nielsen Expositions Up For Sale

first_imgNielsen Expositions generated $183 million in revenue in 2011, or about 3 percent of Nielsen Holdings’ total, according to the company’s annual report.Nielsen reported fourth quarter and year-end results last month, posting 3-percent and 1-percent revenue gains overall. Its expo segment rose 2 percent for the year, but took a 19-percent hit in Q4. The company attributed the loss to the timing of its shows.Among the unit’s major holdings are ASD, the Hospitality Design Expo (HD Expo), the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Markets and Interbike. According to its annual report, Nielsen Expositions has more than 40 events spread across 20 industries and connects 300,000 buyers and sellers each year.The story comes just two weeks after FOLIO: sister mag Expo learned Cygnus Business Media had put its agricultural group up for sale.Credit Suisse Group AG has been named as the bank working with Nielsen, according to Bloomberg.com.Stay with FOLIO: for updates.Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! Nielsen Holdings NV has hired an investment bank to explore a sale of its tradeshow and event wing, Nielsen Expositions, multiple sources are reporting.Nielsen Expositions President David Loechner declined comment.According to various sources, the parent company wishes to concentrate on its core audience measurement business.last_img read more

SEC also looking into Nissan and Carlos Ghosn report says

first_img 25 Photos 0 Enlarge ImageGhosn could spend the next decade in jail if he’s found guilty. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images When Carlos Ghosn and Nissan, the company he formerly helmed, came under investigation by Japanese authorities, there was a chance that some of the allegations could lead to investigations in other parts of the world. Now, it seems, US authorities are investigating the former chairman.The US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into Carlos Ghosn’s pay disclosures while he was the chairman of Nissan, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. Nissan gave Roadshow largely the same statement that it gave the WSJ, saying it “received an inquiry” from the SEC and is “cooperating fully.” The automaker declined to comment further.According to the sources cited in the WSJ report, the SEC investigation is apparently at an early stage, only collecting information at this point. That leaves the door open for a larger investigation if the information doesn’t add up. In the first statement he gave following his arrest, Ghosn insisted that he was innocent of the charges laid out by Tokyo prosecutors.Ghosn was arrested in Japan in November, when he was still chairman of Nissan, over allegations of financial malfeasance — specifically, the allegation that he underreported tens of millions of dollars in compensation. Nissan also conducted an internal investigation into the matter. Eventually, Ghosn was removed as chairman of Nissan, in addition to losing his positions as CEO of Renault and chairman of Mitsubishi Motors. In his prime, Ghosn helped forge the Renault-Nissan Alliance, a deep global partnership that would eventually grow to include Mitsubishi and become one of the largest automakers in the world. He got his start with Michelin, rising from a plant manager to CEO by the age of 36. Ghosn could face up to a decade in prison if convicted, and under Japanese law, Nissan may have to pay millions of dollars in penalties, too.Update, 4:15 p.m. Eastern: Added manufacturer comment. Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Nissan Preview • 2019 Nissan Altima: More compelling than ever The Nissan Altimate AWD concept is a proper snow bunny 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Car Industry Post a comment Share your voice More about 2019 Nissan Altima Nissan Review • 2019 Nissan Altima review: Better dressed with better techlast_img read more

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Events leading to founders arrest

first_img Tech Industry Share your voice 0 Julian Assange WikiLeaks Tags Julian Assange in a police vehicle after his arrest on April 11 in London. Jack Taylor/Getty Images After living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for nearly seven years, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday by London’s Metropolitan Police. The arrest took place after Ecuador withdrew asylum.  Later in the day, Assange was found guilty of breaching bail, a charge that could lead to as many as 12 months in prison. He could also be extradited to the US, where he faces charges related to his alleged role in “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States,” according to the US Justice Department. WikiLeaks and Assange have been under scrutiny since the 2010 release of more than 75,000 confidential files related to the war in Afghanistan. Here are some of the major events leading up to Assange’s arrest: In June 2012, Assange skipped bail and moved into the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations. Ecuador offered him asylum amid legal tussles with the US, Sweden and the UK.  Swedish prosecutors dropped the rape charges against Assange in May 2017, but the WikiLeaks founder was still wanted in the UK for skipping bail in 2012.In January 2018, Assange asked a UK court to drop his arrest warrant. Later that month, the government of Ecuador said Assange’s situation of being holed up in the embassy was “not sustainable.”In February 2018, Assange called on the UK and Sweden to grant him freedom, saying the countries were violating a UN order to release and compensate him. The following week, Assange lost a legal bid to halt a UK warrant for his arrest.The Ecuadorian embassy cut off Assange’s internet access in March 2018 after the government said he violated an agreement not to interfere in its relations with other countries. A vigil was held in June 2018 outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for Assange’s health. An international group of lawyers had appealed to the UN’s Human Rights Council, stating concerns that Assange’s physical and mental health were being affected by his confinement.  Media reported in September 2018 that Assange may have sought sanctuary in Russia before ending up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012. In September 2018, WikiLeaks replaced Assange as its editor-in-chief, installing Kristinn Hrafnsson, a journalist from Iceland. In a statement, WikiLeaks said Assange was being “held incommunicado (except visits by his lawyers) for six months while arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadorian embassy.” Assange remained the site’s publisher. Assange sued the Ecuadorian government in October 2018 for violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms.” Ecuador didn’t let Assange meet with his lawyers or Dinah PoKempner, general counsel of Human Rights Watch, on many occasions, according to a WikiLeaks statement. The embassy also allegedly censored Assange’s speech and required journalists, lawyers and others who wanted to see him to share with Ecuador information such as social media usernames and serial numbers of devices. At the time, Ecuador’s foreign minister said the protocols the embassy adopted were in line with Ecuador’s laws and international standards.In late October 2018, Assange lost a legal challenge to new rules imposed by the Ecuadorian Embassy. They included banning him from commenting on affairs in a way that might harm the country’s foreign relations and limiting his visitation privileges. The government said he could be expelled from the embassy if he didn’t comply with the rules. Reports in November 2018 revealed that Assange had been charged under seal by the US Justice Department with unspecified crimes. Prosecutors had apparently inadvertently revealed the charges while filing an unrelated case.In April 2019, UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer warned against the expulsion of Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy, saying it could “expose him to a real risk of serious violations of his human rights.” Days later, Assange was arrested.   Post a commentlast_img read more

Nokia 42 quick review Another budget smartphone making a difference

first_imgNokia officially took the wraps off its latest budget smartphone, Nokia 4.2, in India, bringing more competition to the fiercely competitive market. With the goodness of Nokia branding, Nokia 4.2 is poised to reach huge success in India and the affordable price point will just add to the demand.HMD Global launched Nokia 4.2 for Rs 10,990 for the 3GB+32GB configuration and customers get to choose from Black or Pink Sand colours. While the new budget smartphone will be available across select retail stores starting May 14, those who cannot wait can order the handset from Nokia’s official website right away for just 7 days. Nokia 4.2 will be available pan-India across offline and online stores starting May 21.Nokia 4.2 is the latest affordable option smartphone shoppers will find in India that also gives a great value for money. Besides the familiar brand name, the handset stands out with its features. Let’s take a look at the key specs of Nokia 4.2:Display: 5.71-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratioProcessor: Snapdragon 439 octa-core chipsetRAM: 3GBStorage: 32GB, expandable up to 400GBCamera: 13MP+2MP dual rear camera and an 8MP selfie snapperBattery: 3,000mAhOS: Stock Android 9 PieAdd-ons: Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, 4G VoLTE, VoWiFi, dual SIM, 3.5mm jack, microUSB port Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanWith these features, Nokia 4.2 might not stand out completely but sure does pose a threat to rivals in the sub-Rs 12K category. Nokia sent us the review unit of the new smartphone and as I unboxed the Nokia 4.2 for review, here are my initial thoughts on the phone.Design & DisplayNokia 4.2 is a typical Nokia smartphone with a signature design most of you are familiar with. There’s a modern touch on this new phone with a tiny waterdrop notch on top of the 5.71-inch display to hold the front camera and reduce the bezels around. But the bottom bezel is quite massive and it simply has the Nokia branding on it. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe HD+ display is suitable for most tasks, regardless of surrounding light. There’s not much reflection in any lighting condition, but I would bet highly under direct sunlight on a bright day. Given the price range, I couldn’t have asked for a better display on the Nokia 4.2. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe rear side of the Nokia 4.2 has a curved glass, which gives a sense of premium feel. The rounded corners are quite unique, so is the light ring around the power button, which is lit everytime a new notification arrives. It’s pretty cool of Nokia to offer an LED light after removing the top bezels. If you don’t like this new feature, you can turn it off under settings.The glass back houses dual cameras in a vertical pill-shaped module, which also holds the LED flash. Just below the camera, there’s a fingerprint sensor on the same plain as the back panel, which makes it hard to locate at once. The usual Nokia and Android One branding can also be seen at the back. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanNokia 4.2 has the standard microUSB port right next to the speaker at the bottom, a 3.5mm headphone jack is at the top and the volume controls are on the right. An interesting addition is the dedicated button for Google Assistant, which is located on the left side of the phone, just below the SIM card tray. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanCamerasThe dual rear cameras with 13MP f/2.2 and 2MP f/2.2 sensors seem to be doing a decent job. There’s an 8MP selfie shooter on the front with f/2.0 aperture for better low-light photos. The cameras come with Live Bokeh, Lens integration, 1080p video shooting on both cameras, Panorama and Time Lapse. The interface is clean and not clustered with multitude of options, making it easy to operate for everyone. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe photos shot on Nokia 4.2 are decent, and nothing spectacular. Stay tuned for full review with camera samples soon.PerformanceNokia 4.2 gets a Snapdragon 439 octa-core chipset paired with 3GB RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. Don’t expect it to run PUBG Mobile smoothly, but it can do your everyday tasks without any lags. As long as your usage is limited to calling, messaging, browsing social media and occasional gaming, Nokia 4.2 won’t disappoint you. I will test the phone to see just how much it can handle and share the results in the coming days.The best part about Nokia 4.2 is that the handset, like other Nokia phones, comes with stock Android 9 Pie. This is a great reason to pick up this phone as only so many handsets at this price range let you experience stock Android. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanNokia 4.2 comes with a 3,000mAh battery, which seems to be fine for a full day of mixed usage. But the handset still uses a microUSB port. It’s nice to see the 3.5mm headphone jack make it to the phone.Should you buy?Nokia 4.2 definitely makes sense for anyone who cannot afford spending a lot on a smartphone. The appealing design, stock Android OS, reliable battery and decent cameras and performance make for a solid choice in the sub-Rs 12K price range. But India poses a difficult market for Nokia 4.2 as there’s stiff competition from handsets like Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro, which offer more at a marginal price hike. Stay tuned for full review of Nokia 4.2. Close Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310?last_img read more

DC Black Lobbyists Honor Cummings Booker

first_imgU.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks at the Sixth Annual Tin Cup Awards held on July 15. (Photo by Rob Roberts )The Washington Government Relations Group (WGRG), whose membership consists of Blacks who work for firms that lobby Capitol Hill and federal government agencies, in conjunction with the embassy of Canada, held its Sixth Annual Tin Cup Awards on July 15. The event at the Canadian embassy honored U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.); U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); Federal Housing Agency Finance Director Melvin L. Watt; Jackie Ellis, chief of staff to Rep. Al Green (D-Texas); MSNBC’s Joy Reid; and lobbyists Tiffany M. Moore and Linda Banton. They each received a trophy and recognition for their works.“It is an honor and a privilege to be here,” Cummings said. “I really appreciate this Tin Cup Award because this is God’s way of reminding you that you are on the right track.”The organization was formally founded in 1997 as a means to promote career opportunities and advancement for Blacks working in government relations, lobbying, and public affairs. Its forerunner, the Second Wednesday Group, was a professional networking group of Blacks formed in the 1960s for former staffers with members of the Congressional Black Caucus who either were interested in lobbying careers or were lobbyists.Presently, Blacks lobby for corporations, non-profits, civil and human rights groups, foreign countries, and work on K Street N.W., which is known internationally as where government relations firms are headquartered.“The Congressional Black Caucus is the conscience of the Congress and the WGRG is the conscience of K Street,” Angela Rye, a co-chair of the event, said.Cummings said that the award made him think of his father. He talked about how his father moved his family from South Carolina to Baltimore in the 1940s for a better life. The representative recalled his father’s advice when he dropped off him off at Howard University’s Carver Hall in 1969.“He told me ‘Boy, you are here to get an education,’” Cummings said. “He told me not to get a girl pregnant, fall in love, and take over any buildings. He said that he was turning me over to those ‘Negro professors over there’ and he said to me, ‘Go in those walls and get blessed so you can bless’.”U.S. Sen. Cory BookerBooker, elected to the Senate in 2013, said he appreciated the award given to him by the organization but that his generation has a lot of work to do when it comes to economic empowerment.“African Americans, Latinos, and women need to have a seat at the table of power,” the senator said. “We need to create a community of folks that can expand opportunities for people further.”A sustained standing-ovation took place when Jacqueline Ellis, a Hill staffer for the late Sen. Howell Heflin (D-Ala.), Major Owens (D-N.Y.), and chief of staff for Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), stood at the podium to speak. In addition to her duties for members of Congress, Ellis has mentored scores of Black aides on Capitol Hill and is the founding member of the Organization of African American Administrative Assistants for Chiefs of Staff in the House.Ellis is battling an undisclosed illness and asked the audience for their prayers.Watt, who Cummings referred to as a “role model,” was praised as a boss and a mentor by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. He said his work as a North Carolina representative in the House and at his agency “is about cultivating those who are following you.”“We want those of you in this organization to think bigger and perform better than those of us before you,” Watt said.Reid was cited by the lobbyist group for her work in trying to tell unbiased, accurate stories of African Americans at MSNBC while Moore, who works for female-owned lobbying firm TwinLogic Strategies, and Banton, an executive at Lockheed Martin Corporation, were recognized for being trailblazing Black female lobbyists.Anthony Collier of Texas Southern University and Khaleeq Everett of Marymount University were recognized as recipients of the Terri Grier Memorial Scholarship Fund.The organization’s President Marcus Sebastian Mason said that his organization will never forget its true purpose. “You can keep doing good, while doing well,” Mason said.last_img read more