Foden floored by Iniesta comparisons

first_imgMiquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager Manchester City’s Phil Foden hailed Andres Iniesta as being on a different planet after further comparisons with him. The England U-19 international starred in City’s 3-0 League Cup third-round win over Oxford on Tuesday night, playing his part in the opening two goals before adding a late strike of his own. After the game, Oxford boss Karl Robinson drew parallels between Foden and former Barcelona star Iniesta. Foden, 18, insists he is pleased to have been given the nickname but has some way to go to match the World Cup winner, backing Guardiola to develop him in the best way.Related News MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final Asked about the ‘Stockport Iniesta’ moniker, Foden replied: “I’m happy with that but come on — Iniesta is on a different planet! For them to call me that is massive, it means a lot. I’ll just keep getting these cup games and run-outs whenever I can and hopefully I can start a lot more games one day,” he added. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoeverlast_img read more

Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK appointed as High Commissioner

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#NASSAU, The Bahamas – October 12, 2017 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sidney S. Collie as Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America and as Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. Mr. Ellison E. Greenslade, Former Commissioner of Police, has been appointed as High Commissioner of The Bahamas to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and as Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization.Appointed as Consuls General are Mr. Theo J.P. Neilly to head the Consulate General in Washington, DC; Ms. Astra Armbrister-Rolle to head the Consulate General in Atlanta, GA; Ms. Linda Treco-Mackey to head the Consulate General in Miami, FL; and Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Cartwright to head the Consulate General in New York, NY.Press Release: Bahamas Information Services Recommended for you Related Items:#greenslade, #MagneticNewsMedia, #RoyalBahamasPolice, #ukhighcommission # TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force TCI Govt calls Desarrollos Hotelco Public Meeting, EIA ready Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

ePublishing Acquires B2B Audience Network

first_imgMore significant, he notes, is ePublishing’s expansion into advertising. The company had relied strictly on “alternative business models” before.”We’d spent a lot of time and energy building these different models and giving these guys a lot of flexibility, but we’d never really went down to the heart of the matter which was advertising-it was time to make the move on that,” Chaffee says. “We’re going to use their system to drive a lot more tied, contextual advertising to the user, whether its demographic or behavioral.”Next Tech’s staff will be retained, including Andy Kowl, founder of Next-Tech, who joins ePublishing as senior vice president of publishing strategy. “Helping fellow publishers leverage ePublishing’s integrated technology to create new and diversified revenue streams, while reducing dependency on IT, is a great place to be,” he says in a release.The Next-Tech purchase follows the acquisition of Ellington CMS, a content management system used by about 300 publishers, last July.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Cloud-based CMS, ecommerce and CRM services provider ePublishing has acquired Next-Tech Markets and its advertising network of business publishers.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Next-Tech’s B2B Audience Network is primarily made up of industrial, energy, defense, greentech, medical, IT and emerging technologies publishers, and includes more than 300 online publications for clients including UBM, Cygnus and GIE Media. The acquisition brings ePublishing’s client total to about 800, says Thomas Chaffee, the firm’s CEO.last_img read more

Rally in Crude Oil Prices Lacks Any Fundamental Justification Says Commerzbank

first_imgCurrent rally in crude oil prices, which is mainly driven by the speculations that US oil production to decline further may prove incorrect, as oil market remains fundamentally oversupplied.Brent crude oil prices rose by 21% in April alone, its steepest monthly increase since May 2009.”There is no fundamental justification for the oil price surge of recent weeks, which is attributable first and foremost to speculation about lower supply in the second half of the year,” said Commerzbank Corporates & Markets in a note on Monday.Brent crude oil prices traded just below $67 per barrel on Monday, an increase of nearly $21 from its January low of $46 per barrel, supported by a decline in US oil production.A report from Baker Hughes last week showed that US oil rig count fell for a 21st straight week, reaching its lowest level since September 2010.”Nonetheless, there has yet to be any noticeable drop in US oil production,” said Commerzbank.However, many analysts say that higher prices will attract the US oil drillers to resume production.Also, oil supply by Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) increased to 31.04 million barrels per day in April, its highest level since the end of 2012, a Reuters survey showed.”The oil market thus remains considerably oversupplied given that the call on OPEC this year is estimated by the International Energy Agency at a mere 29.5 million barrels per day,” said the bank.Besides, oil market also saw extra supply from Libya, Nigeria and Iraq.Iraq exported more than three million barrels per day in the month for the first time, according to the Iraq Oil Ministry.last_img read more

HRD ministry releases fiveyear vision plan to transform higher education

first_imgIndian school children prepare for their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)Raveendran/AFP/Getty ImagesIn a bid to transform the higher education sector in the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday released an ambitious five-year vision plan.The report has been termed as Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP), which will be taken to the Cabinet for approval after inter-departmental consultations.For the preparation of the report, 10 groups led by experts — former Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, Principal Scientific Advisor K Vijay Raghavan, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Pant, former Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan and founder Ajit Balakrishnan –suggested more than 50 initiatives that would transform the higher education sector completely and would make it more accessible.The report contains recommendations to double the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education, position at least 50 Indian institutions among the top-1000 global universities, introduce governance reforms in higher education for well-administered campuses, promote research and innovation ecosystems for positioning India in the top three countries in the world.It also offers suggestions to double the employability of students passing out of higher education, harness education technology for expanding the reach and improving pedagogy, promote India as a global study destination and achieve a quantum increase in investment in higher education, the ministry said.”For each initiative, the groups have recommended modalities for implementation, investments and timelines. The proposal would now be taken up for inter-departmental consultations and appraisal before being taken to the Cabinet for approval,” it added.last_img read more

BSF shoots Bangladeshi to death in Dinajpur

first_imgA Bangladeshi was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Dinajpur’s Sadar upazila border area on Tuesday morning.The deceased is Mozaffar Rahman, 40, son of late Abu Taher of Aihai (Ator) village of Komolpur union of the district.Dinajpur Kotwali police officer in-charge (OC) Redwanur Rahim confirmed this to Prothom Alo.last_img

BNP announces 2day programme on public issues

first_imgBNPBNP on Sunday announced a two-day programme demanding the government ensure fair prices of paddy and clear all the arrears of jute mill workers, reports UNB.As part of the programmes, the party will submit memorandums to deputy commissioners across the country on 21 May while its leaders and activists will form human chains at all the union-level haat-bazaars on 23 May to press for their demands.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office.He criticised agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque for ruling out the possibility of raising the government’s food grain procurement prices despite the serious resentment among the farmers over the falling paddy prices.The BNP leader alleged that the government is depriving farmers of fair prices of their produces only to create a scope for ruling party men to make money.He said the farmers are setting fire to their own paddy fields at different parts of the country, including Tangail, Joypurhat and Netrokona, as they have been counting a loss of Tk 300 per maund due to the price fall.Rizvi said though the loan defaulters are getting huge debt waivers and thousands of crores of taka are being plundered in the name of mega projects, the government is depriving the farmers of the fair prices of their crops, let alone giving them subsidy.The BNP leader said the government fixed the procurement rate of per maund paddy at Tk 1,040, but the farmers are being forced to sell the harvest to middlemen at Tk 450 to Tk 500 per maund.”Local Awami league leaders, mill owners and officials concerned are pocketing the rest of the money, depriving farmers.”He urged the government to procure paddy directly from farmers instead of mill owners.About the ongoing movement of workers of the 22 state-run jute mills, he said the workers’ all the demands, including clearing their all arrears and implementing their new pay scale, are justified ones.He urged the government to immediately accept the demands of the jute mill workers.last_img read more

Incarcerated Kashmir separatists urge public march after Firday prayers

first_imgA Kashmiri familiy walks past a blockade put up by residents to prevent Indian security force personnel from entering their neighborhood during restrictions, after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, 20 August, 2019. Photo: Reuters.Separatist leaders in Indian Kashmir have urged people to defy a ban and join a mass march after Friday prayers this week, the first such call since the federal government revoked the region’s autonomy, stirring anger in the region and beyond.Hundreds of political leaders and activists, many of them separatists seeking Kashmir’s secession from India, have been incarcerated and the appeal to the public came through posters that appeared overnight in the region’s main city of Srinagar.“Every person, young and old, men and women, should march after Friday prayers,” the Joint Resistance Leadership, which represents all major separatist groups, said on one poster.The public must march to the office of the UN Military Observer group in Srinagar, which was set up in 1949 after the first war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.Prime minister Narendra Modi’s government revoked Muslim majority Kashmir’s special status under which people from the rest of India could not buy property or compete for government jobs and college places.Modi’s ruling party had long sought an end to Kashmir’s special status, seeing it as appeasement of minorities and a barrier to its integration with the rest of the country.But critics said the withdrawal of its legal autonomy would cause further alienation and fuel the 30-year revolt in Indian-administered Kashmir, in which at least 50,000 people have been killed.On Wednesday, a gunbattle between security forces and militants erupted in Baramulla in northern Kashmir in which a policeman and a rebel were killed, police said. It was the first clash since the new measures were announced.Crowds have demonstrated frequently in Srinagar despite a ban on public gatherings and the severe restriction of phone and internet services.One of the posters said the federal government planned to change the demographics of Kashmir by flooding it with outsiders and urged clerics to speak about these fears during their sermons on Friday.Kashmiri protesters stand at a barricade to block the entrance of a neighbourhood, during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, in Srinagar, 19 August, 2019. Photo: ReutersIn the Soura part of Srinagar, where protests have flared, some residents said that they would try to join the protests.“We will try, people will try to go,” said one middle-aged man said, who declined to be identified, after reading a poster pasted at a crossroads near the area’s main mosque.“But we don’t know if they will let us,” he said.In the Zainakadal area of Srinagar’s old quarter, where all shops were shuttered, and few people roamed, residents said they hadn’t heard of the call for protests.”If our leaders call, we will come out,” said a man said, who also declined to be identified.“There will be protests, our protests won’t stop.”On Tuesday, one person was critically wounded when security forces fired pellets in Srinagar’s Fatehkadal area during some stone-throwing by protesters, a senior police official and government official said.“He is on a ventilator,” the government official said of the wounded man.last_img read more

Snapchat Gets Visual Product Search Powered by Amazon

first_img Popular on Variety Visual product search isn’t entirely new. Amazon has been offering similar features for its users since 2009, when it first introduced book and CD search within its app. The company subsequently rolled out visual search capabilities for additional items, and now offers this feature for all kinds of products.Snap investors seemed to be intrigued about the feature Monday morning, briefly sending the stock up 3%. However, the upswing wasn’t enough to make up for an extended slide, with shares trading below Friday’s closing price at the time of writing. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Snap is adding visual product search to Snapchat to let its users identify products just by capturing them with their phone camera, the company announced Monday morning. Snapchat’s visual search is being powered by Amazon, and consumers will be able to easily order recognized products through the e-commerce giant.“We’ll be rolling it out slowly, but we wanted to announce it to everyone at the same time,” the company said in a blog post that also called the new feature a test. “Snapchat has always been the fastest way to communicate, and now it’s the fastest way to shop!”In addition to recognizing products directly, the app will also allow users to scan bar codes as a way to access product information. Once a product is recognized, Snapchat’s app is going to display a product card with some basic information. Users can then tap on the card to open the Amazon app on their phone, and order it there.last_img read more

KMC to give legal notice to Rajabazar Science College for clearing garbage

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will give legal notice to the Rajabazar Science College authorities if the garage in the campus is not cleaned by Thursday.Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor-in-Council (Health), along with senior officials visited Rajabazar Science College on Saturday afternoon and found that garbage had not been cleared from several places and pupae and larvae of Aedes Egypti mosquitoes were there in the water containers.The team found Aedes Egypti larvae in a drum near the main gate of the Rajabazar Science College campus. Garbage had not been cleared from the areas situated opposite the department of Chemical Technology. Larvae were also found in some plastic bottles. There is accumulated water on the roof of the building as well. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeGhosh told the senior officials that legal action would be taken if the garbage is not cleaned by Thursday. The KMC team then visited Bethune College and found Aedes Egypti larvae in some containers. Notice to clear the area was served to the college authorities.Ghosh said despite KMC’s repeated requests, the authorities of some institutional buildings are not taking the garbage cleaning issue seriously. “They are not cleaning empty plastic cups and bottles regularly. Broken and unused furniture have not been removed. The water accumulated in these sites is vulnerable to Aedes Egypti larvae.”It may be mentioned that KMC has started drives against mosquito-borne diseases since January. Massive awareness campaigns have been taken up. There are 15 dengue detection centres in the city and 144 malaria centres, where blood samples are examined free of cost and medicines are given. As a result of the sustained drive, the number of dengue cases has been reduced in2018.last_img read more