Honda to recall 57,676 units of City, Jazz, Civic in India

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Japanese carmaker Honda today announced the recall of 57,676 units of its three models — City, Jazz and Civic — in India manufactured between January 2012 and June 2013 to replace faulty airbags as part of its global exercise.The companys Indian arm, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said it will voluntarily replace driver side airbag inflators of 57,676 vehicles of previous generation of City, Jazz and Civic as part of the firms preventive global recall campaign concerning air bag inflators.The recall will affect 49,572 units of City sedan made between January 2012 and June 2013 and 7,504 units of premium hatchback Jazz produced during February 2012 to February 2013, HCIL said in a statement.It also said 600 units of Civic sedan manufactured between January 2012 and August 2012 are also covered under the recall.”The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner, starting from February 20, 2016, and the company will communicate with customers directly,” it said.In September, HCIL had announced to recall around 2.24 lakh units of its premium sports utility vehicles — CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz, manufactured between 2003 and 2012 — to replace faulty airbag inflators in which was the largest such exercise in the country then.Later in December, the company announced recall 90,210 units of its sedan City and multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio in India manufactured between December 2013 and July 2015 to replace faulty fuel return pipe. PTI RKL ABKlast_img read more

Ganguly to attend MCC World Cricket Committee Meeting

first_imgKolkata, Jun 29 (PTI) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will head to London on July to attend MCCs World Cricket committee meeting at the Lords on July 3 and 4. Inclusion of cricket in 2024 Olympics, Australian players pay dispute and the concept of four-day Test will be discussed among other things in meeting. The ICC chief executive Dave Richardson has already said “time is right” for Twenty20 crickets bid for the Olympics. “We need to make a decision by July so we can make an application in time for September, when, as I understand it, the (International Olympic Committee) will consider new sports for 2024,” Richardson had said. The decision for the host city of the 2024 Games, either in Paris or Los Angeles, is due in September 2017. “BCCI is not keen on bringing Twenty20 to Olympics. This has been previously discussed,” Ganguly who will leave for London on July 2 said on the sidelines of his reality show Dadagiris TV shoot here. BCCI may have to give up its member autonomy should they join Olympics, which is one of its objections as they have kept away from the Indian Olympic Association as well as the sports ministry. Ganguly further said he may meet Sachin Tendulkar in London and would invite him for Dadagiri. “I would like to see Amitabh Bachchan and Tendulkar on the sets of Dadagiri. I will ask him, if I happen to meet him,” Ganguly said. The duo are members of the Cricket Advisory Committee as the coach appointment may also come up for discussion. Richardson will address the WCC members on the opening day and discuss on ICC matters that will include ICC and revenue sharing agreements, expansion of Full Membership to Afghanistan and Ireland (plus ICC Global Event qualification). The 6.3 and 6.4 agenda mention about Olympics and the future of Tests — Championship, Day-Night and four-day format. Technology in cricket — DRS, calling of no-balls by the third umpire, Australian players pay dispute and corruption in cricket will be up for discussion in the second session of first day. On the last day, there will be discussion on Indian cricket administration, Commonwealth tour to Pakistan while English wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow will present the current players view. PTI TAP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

ICC Test rankings: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja reclaim second spots

first_imgIndian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has jumped couple of places to move to second spot in the latest ICC Test rankings, after scoring a superb knock of 143 runs during his side’s huge victory by an innings and 239 runs in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur.He had first peaked to second following the Ranchi Test against Australia in March, while the last time he was second was following his 133 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in August.Pujara has been rewarded with 22 points, which have lifted him from fourth to second on a career-high 888 points. The 29-year-old, who plays for Saurashtra in India’s domestic competitions, now leads his fifth-ranked captain Virat Kohli by 11 points.Kohli has vaulted from 817 points to 877 points after scoring his fifth career double century in 62 Tests.AP PhotoIndia opener Murali Vijay and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, who were the other centurions in the just-concluded Tests, have also made impressive gains. Vijay has risen eight places to 28th position, while Rohit has shot up seven places to 46th spot.Other batsmen making upward movements in the latest rankings include Dinesh Chandimal 17th (up by six places), Moeen Ali 26th (up by three places) and Shaun Marsh 43rd (up by two places), while some of the leading batsmen heading in the wrong direction include Joe Root third (down by one), Lokesh Rahul ninth (down by one), Alaistair Cook 14th (down by four), Ajinkya Rahane 15th (down by two), Dimuth Karunaratne 18th (down by one), Usman Khawaja 23rd (down by four), Shikhar Dhawan 29th (down by one), Angelo Mathews 30th (down by six) and Niroshan Dickwella 42nd (down by five).advertisementJADEJA RETURNS TO NO.2In the bowlers’ rankings, Ravindra Jadeja has reclaimed second position following his match figures of five for 84, while Mitchell Starc has returned to the top 10 in 10th position after his match figures of six for 128 helped him to gain three places.Ravichandran Ashwin, who became the fastest man to 300 wickets in Tests, has consolidated his fourth position by gaining nine points which have put him on 849 points. The India off-spinner is now 42 points behind number-one ranked James Anderson who has dropped five points after claiming two wickets in the Brisbane Test.Other bowlers to improve their rankings include Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma of India, who have moved up one place each to 28th and 30th respectively, and Pat Cummins of Australia, who has jumped six places to claim 45th position.ASHWIN NO.3 IN ALL-ROUNDERS’ LISTIn the all-rounders’ rankings, Ashwin has returned to third place in the list which is headed by Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh.AP PhotoMeanwhile, Australia captain Steve Smith has extended his lead at the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, but the next four batsmen are separated by just 11 points in the latest rankings which were released on Tuesday following the conclusion of the Brisbane and Nagpur Tests.SMITH CONSOLIDATES TOP SPOTSmith stroked a magnificent unbeaten 141, his 21st century in his 57th Test, which was the cornerstone of Australia’s 10-wicket victory over England in Brisbane. For his performance, Smith has gained five points to rise to 941 points, making him joint-fifth in terms of the highest points tally in batting history in Tests behind Sir Don Bradman (961), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs (942) and Ricky Ponting (942), and at par with Peter May (941).AP PhotoIf Smith is able to produce another strong performance in the day/night Test at the Adelaide Oval, then he has a solid chance of leapfrogging Hutton, Hobbs, Ponting and May into second place behind Bradman.England captain Joe Root is sitting third and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is occupying fourth spot, while sixth-ranked David Warner of Australia is another 51 points behind Kohli.Smith, who led Root by 47 points before the start of the Brisbane and Nagpur Tests, now leads Pujara by 53 points.On the other hand, the two-match Test series between New Zealand and the West Indies commences at the Basin Reserve in Wellington from Friday.Fourth-ranked New Zealand (97) lead eighth-ranked Windies (75) by 22 points. This means the hosts will gain one point if they win by 1-0 and three points in case of a 2-0 win.In contrast, the Caribbean side will earn four points for a 1-0 win and six points for a 2-0 win. If the Windies win both the Tests, then New Zealand will drop to as low as sixth on 91 points.last_img read more

Goal A-League 20: No.17 – Brendon Santalab

first_imgGoal A-League 20: No.18 – Michael Zullo (Sydney FC) No.19 – Brandon O’Neill (Sydney FC) No.20 – Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar) No.16 in Goal’s Top 20 A-League players will be named on Friday. A-League Goal’s Top 20 A-League players: No.17 – Brendon Santalab Cronan Yu Last updated 2 years ago 14:20 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Brendon Santalab Western Sydney Wanderers A-League Western Sydney Wanderers Australia Goal counts down the top 20 players currently playing in the A-League, as voted by its Australian journalists 17. BRENDON SANTALAB | Western Sydney Wanderers Age:  35Nationality: AustralianPosition: StrikerA-League apps: 23 (Sydney FC), 75 (WSW)A-League goals: 4 (Sydney FC), 31 (WSW)Other clubs:   Parramatta Power (Australia), Sydney United (Australia), Geyland United (Singapore), Oostende (Belgium), Sint-Truiden (Belgium), Ujpest (Hungary), Chengdu (China), Chongqing (China)Achievements:  AFC Champions League (2014), Wanderers Player of the Year (2016-17)WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOWBrendon Santalab could hardly keep his emotions in check.It was the middle of April when players, coaches and members of the Western Sydney Wanderers ditched their trackies for suits, coming together to relive a season in which they had underachieved.But there was more to it than that. It was an opportunity for the club to recognise one of their most loyal servants, and one of their underrated players amongst their ranks too. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Having secured a reputation as the ‘super-sub of super-subs’ in previous seasons for his knack of scoring goals when the club needed him most, last season proved to be different.No longer was he a collateral forward, he was Tony Popovic’s main man, and the club’s best.”I have to hold my emotions in at the moment. This is the biggest achievement in my career. To be coached by the best, to have all the support from home, this is a dream come true,” he said after being crowned as the Wanderers’ best player last term.Brendon Santalab Western Sydney Wanderers A-League 18042017Indeed, the stats tell a tale of a man who only seems to be getting better by the season.The 35-year-old set a new record for the most goals in a single season at the Wanderers where he found the back of the net 14 times, overtaking Mark Bridge as the club’s leading goalscorer in the process.One of those came in the 26th minute of the Sydney Derby in late February where his goal saw the Red and Blacks snap the Sky Blues’ 19-match unbeaten streak, handing Popovic’s side their first derby win in over three years.Santalab’s journey to Wanderers stardom has been anything but simple.The Wollongong-born striker made his name as a prodigious talent in the now defunct National Soccer League, starring for Parramatta Power, Sydney United and Geylang United before securing moves to Europe with spells with Belgian First Division clubs Oostende and Sint-Truiden.But following an unsuccessful spell in Hungary with Ujpest FC, where he failed to make an appearance, he was handed a lifeline by Sydney FC where he stayed for two seasons before moving to China’s Chengdu Blades, that is, despite having reached an agreement to join North Queensland Fury.He would later move to Chongquing Lifan before opting to return to Australia once again, with the striker later admitting it was Besart Berisha’s scintillating performances that inspired him to create his own legacy.2017-18 PROSPECTS Now that he has done so, and in emphatic fashion too, Santalab will be hoping that he can improve on an outstanding season where he averaged a goal every 70 minutes.Standing in his way of a regular starting berth is former La Masia graduate Oriol Riera who, despite joining the Red and Blacks a little over two months ago, has already made a blistering start to life in Western Sydney, most notably snatching a late winner in the club’s narrow 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix in the FFA Cup round of 32.Cult hero Mark Bridge is also expected to challenge the 35-year-old for game-time after returning to the club following a nightmarish spell at Thailand’s Chiangrai United.As for now, though Santalab is feeling right at home and relishing his role as a senior figure.“I’ve always wanted to be a leader on and off the park. At the moment I think I’m playing that role really well and I’ll continue to do so,” he said.”As the next couple of years roll by I’d like to lead by example, as I have been to the younger players at the Wanderers.”last_img read more

Cardiff angry after late Sol Bamba strike ruled out in draw at Millwall

first_imgShare via Email Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Cardiff had a late goal disallowed as they missed out on moving level with second-placed Derby in the Championship after drawing 1-1 at The Den on Friday.Junior Hoilett’s early goal had put them on course to climb above Aston Villa and from fourth into third, maintaining their pursuit of automatic promotion to the Premier League.But Millwall, on a night Tim Cahill made his second debut for the club as a late substitute, responded through Lee Gregory and were superior until Sol Bamba’s late finish was ruled out as the referee, Keith Stroud, had blown for a foul in their favour, on Joe Bennett by Steve Morison, in the build-up. Topics Championship Read more Cardiff City Share on Twitter Millwall Share on Facebook Unfit Tim Cahill made to wait before making Millwall return Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn match reports Cardiff took advantage of Millwall’s uncertain start by scoring in the third minute. Mahlon Romeo dithered in midfield, allowing Hoilett to steal possession, run into space towards the edge of the area and shoot powerfully low into the bottom-left corner beyond Jordan Archer.It took until midway through the first half for Millwall to regain their composure but they convinced when they did. Their captain, Morison, did well to control Ben Marshall’s left-wing cross, turn and shoot from in front of goal and was unfortunate to hit the crossbar.His strike partner Gregory then threatened with a shot that went just wide of the left post before bringing his team level in the 40th minute. A flick-on from Morison sent Jed Wallace into space on the right wing, and after he sent a low cross towards Gregory, the striker curled a superb, first-time finish high above Neil Etheridge.Wallace himself went close in the second half before Bamba sent a close-range bicycle kick into the back of the net only to have it disallowed by Stroud because of Morison’s challenge on the edge of the area. Furthering the visitors’ frustration, a header from Callum Paterson was then cleared off the line by George Saville.“There were two major decisions and he got them both wrong,” fumed Neil Warnock of Stroud. “I feel let down. The official has cost us the game. It’s appalling at this level.” Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Mat Ryan feels Australia were hard done by as VAR decision proved costly

first_imgShare on Pinterest Play Video Read more Australia news Australia sport ‘I’ve never been a fan’: Australia’s Trent Sainsbury frustrated with VAR – video France “I hoped that maybe one time there will be a referee who is very honest,” Van Marwijk said. “I saw him standing there. The body language was that he didn’t know. Then you have to take a decision: France or Australia? I got a lot of reactions. Let’s say from 10 people, seven say penalty and three say no penalty. It’s very difficult. It’s also difficult when the referee has 50,000 people on his back and has to decide.”Van Marwijk’s main gripe was that he felt the referee saw the decision in real time, was close to it, made a decision and should have stuck to it. “I think he was standing very close to the moment and he directly said no penalty, he directly said go on. Everyone is talking about VAR. It’s the start. We have to learn a lot about this system.”It was an emotional take on a situation that appeared to be handled efficiently by Cunha and his backup team.“I don’t want to cause controversy, and I am not here to make excuses, but there are a lot of grey areas,” Ryan said. Griezmann, though, was unequivocal. “I felt the contact,” he said. “For me it was a penalty.” Didier Deschamps was understandably supportive of the way VAR was executed. “I am not going to complain about VAR – it went in our favour,” the France manager said. “The ref didn’t see there was a foul and he was able to correct this when he reviewed the clip.”He acknowledged the need for improvement before France take on Peru in their next match. “We were not quick enough on the pitch, offensively we were not as good as we can be. Today it was a bit tricky. We must do better than that. We can and we will.”After Griezmann scored the 58th-minute penalty, Australia rallied to equalise with a spot kick of their own. The match was decided when Paul Pogba’s deflected shot bounced over the line – a goal verified by goalline technology. Topics The Observer Share via Emailcenter_img World Cup 2018 0:48 World Cup Share on Facebook Mat Ryan led Australia’s complaints after VAR made its first mark on a World Cup in their 2-1 defeat by France. “I feel hard done by,” the goalkeeper said. “I don’t feel we were beaten by a better team but almost by technology a little bit.”Australia’s manager, Bert van Marwijk, was also outspoken, inferring that the referee caved in to pressure when consulting a replay on the edge of the pitch. The Uruguayan official Andrés Cunha reversed his original reaction that Josh Risdon’s challenge on Antoine Griezmann was not worthy of a penalty, after being guided to check the incident by the video assistant referee Mauro Vigliano. Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Paul Pogba scores with technology’s help to take France past Australia Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

2020 Four-Star WR Jeremiah Johnson Announces Commitment

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium taken during a game between South Carolina and Florida on November 11, 2000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Flordia. Florida defeated South Carolina 41-21. ( Photo by: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)One of the top wide receivers in the 2020 recruiting class has announced his college commitment, as he’s heading to the SEC.Jeremiah Johnson, a four-star wide receiver out of Homerville, Georgia, is heading to Florida.The 6-foot-7 wideout announced his college commitment on social media.“My decision has been made,” he wrote. “I will be attending the University of Florida.”Here yah go 📝💯— Melly Mi👁☠️ (@jjeremiahman) March 21, 2019Johnson is ranked the No. 68 WR in the 2020 class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, the No. 359 player overall.Arkansas, Cincinnati, Nebraska, South Carolina and Tennessee, among other programs, were also involved in his recruitment.Florida’s 2020 class is ranked the No. 6 class in the country.last_img read more

PDZs Second Vessel Arrested for Unpaid Bunker Claims

first_imgzoom Malysia’s PDZ Holdings Bhd has had its second feeder arrested amid unpaid bunker bills.The 1997-built PDZ Maju was served with a warrant of arrest on 21 February 2017 by Continental Platform Sdn Bhd (CPSB) based on a claim worth RM 563,311 (USD 127,662) for unpaid supply of bunkers in December 2016.Earlier in February, another of the company’s vessels was served with an arrest warrant also for unpaid bunkers, namely PDZ Mewah.The warrant was served by Dan-Bunkering (Singapore), CCK Petroleum Sdn Bhd, CCK Capital and CCK Petroleum respectively, for the supply of marine fuel oil and/or marine gas oil totaled in approximately RM 3.8 million.Following the latest warrant of arrest, the company said that it has been in talks with CPSB in order to reach an out-of-court settlement.“However, the board is of the opinion that negotiations with CPSB have since fell through and, upon obtaining legal advice, has resolved to take steps to defend the arrest of vessel and any claims that may subsequently be filed and set it aside,” the company said.The financial and operational impact to the company is expected to be minimal as the company pointed out that it had made the necessary arrangements to secure slots from third party vessels as an interim measure to continue providing the same services.The expected losses resulting from hiring third party ships will be in the range of RM 45,000 to RM 50,000 per month, the company added.The net book value of PDZ Maju based on the latest audited financial statements of PDZ for the financial year ended 31 December 2016 is RM 5.554 million.last_img read more

No casualty reported in Kidderpore slum fire

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at a slum in Kidderpore on Thursday afternoon. The fire was controlled after almost an hour. No injury reported. According to sources, on Thursday, around 1 pm, the fire broke out at a temporary shanty at a slum in Kantapukur located on Bhukailash Road. Fire brigade was informed immediately and 10 fire tenders were pressed into action in phases. Before a single fire tender could reach, fire started spreading due to high wind. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSoon, almost 20 shanties in the slum were gutted in fire. Firefighters started spraying water but, they reportedly faced difficulties while dousing the flames as the road was too narrow and the area was congested. Also, the shanties in the slum were filled with inflammable materials. Around 2 pm, the fire was controlled. The cooling process of the gutted area went on till the evening. State Fire minister Sujit Bose and Director General of state Fire and Emergency Services Department, Jag Mohan went to the spot and supervised the work. Some local residents alleged that fire brigade reached a bit late due to which the fire started spreading in other shanties. However, fire brigade officials denied the allegation and stated that they were facing trouble entering the area as the roads were narrow. As the area was congested, firefighters faced problems. It is suspected that the fire had broken out due to short circuit as water seeped into electrical wires.last_img read more

Torontoarea school board to consider request to fly rainbow flag this summer

first_imgA school board west of Toronto is expected to discuss this week whether to allow the rainbow flag to be raised outside district schools during Pride Month this summer.The request to fly the flag in June at schools with the Peel District School Board was made last year by a group representing LGBTQ teachers and other employees.A current policy allows only Canadian and Ontario flags to be flown at schools. The board’s chair says some trustees are concerned granting the rainbow flag request would open the door to other groups seeking permission for different flags, with the board wanting to ensure it is fair to everyone.The Pride Employee Resource Group, which made the request, said it is surprised at the pace at which the request is being processed.“We were led to believe that the board would work on changing the policy,” said Carol Speers, a former school superintendent who now works with the Pride group. “We understood that this process was occurring through the fall, and for some reason it has gotten stalled.”The issue will be under the spotlight at a board meeting on Tuesday, with trustees expected to make a decision two weeks later.Many schools in the Toronto area already fly the rainbow flag, either during Pride month in June or on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in May.Speers said the Peel board is generally very inclusive, and has done good work to fight anti-black racism and encourage Indigenous education. She also cited moves the board has made to support and accommodate LGBTQ students and staff, such as instituting a Pink Shirt Day and gender-neutral washrooms.“A next symbolic equity move would be to do the raising of the flag,” Speers said.”When we got to January and February, and nothing’s happening, we started to say, ‘What’s going on?’”Janet McDougald, the chair of the Peel board, said Tuesday’s meeting will be the first time trustees hear a formal request to raise the Pride flag.“Some trustees are concerned about process, as to other people wanting ‘space on the flagpole,’ so to speak, to celebrate or recognize their organizations,” McDougald said.“If we include the Pride flag, then I think the board would want to include other organizations,” she said. “We want to make sure we are fair and equitable to everybody.”Trustee Robert Crocker said he’s received a number of emails and tweets on the issue from constituents and board employees.“Every single one has been … asking us to raise the Pride flag,” said Crocker, although he echoed McDougald’s comments that there could be other groups who want to raise their flags.After news of the upcoming board meeting came to light last week, an online campaign took shape urging the Peel board to approve raising the Pride flag. On Saturday, the board tweeted that it “has always been willing to hear from and work with the communities” it serves.Speers, who will make one of three presentations to trustees at Tuesday’s board meeting, said the Pride group is “not naive enough” to think everyone would support flying the Pride flag. But there is a large community that does back the request, she said.“I think there’s more education that needs to be done,” she said. “Hopefully some of that will happen on Tuesday night.”last_img read more

RCMP introduce traffic scarecrow in bid to prevent speeding in Coquitlam BC

first_imgCOQUITLAM, B.C. – The RCMP is borrowing an idea from the United Kingdom by using a cut-out of a police officer to try and slow down traffic in Coquitlam, B.C.The Mounties have dubbed the life-sized figure “Constable Scarecrow,” which will be used on roads in the community in a pilot project for the next two months.The metal poster cut-out shows a police officer in a bright yellow RCMP jacket holding up a laser speed-reader.Sgt. Quentin Frewing says in a news release similar cut-outs have been used in the U.K. but the Mounties “haven’t seen it used here in combination with scientific monitoring.”Frewing says it’s “a low-cost, good-humoured way” to improve the police presence that might also make people think twice about speeding.The Mounties are not revealing the exact locations where the cut-out will be used, saying several problem speeding locations will be a likely priority.last_img read more

BC communities First Nations eligible for more funds during floods wildfires

first_imgKELOWNA, B.C. (Canadian Press) – The B.C. government is increasing funding to help local governments and First Nations prepare for and endure wildfires, floods and other emergencies.Premier John Horgan announced an additional $31 million to the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund at a news conference Friday at Kelowna’s main fire hall.He says two consecutive seasons of record-breaking wildfires in B.C. and recent flood damage to communities highlights the need for more support to mitigate, respond and recover from emergencies.Horgan says the budget for the emergency preparedness fund now totals $69.5 million.Since the spring of 2017, B.C. has allocated $1.64 billion on flood and wildfire response and recovery programs, including fire suppression and efforts to clean up wildfire risk areas near communities.Horgan says the fund will be administered by the Union of B.C. Municipalities.last_img read more

Warren Buffetts Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge

first_imgThe Fairholme Foundation has announced the launch of the third year of competition for the Warren Buffett Secret Millionaires Club “Grow Your Own Business Challenge.”The national online competition is open to kids 7-14, who are invited to create a new business idea. The competition, sponsored by the Fairholme Foundation to further its mission of improving financial education, launches at noon on October 22, 2013 and ends on January 31, 2014.The Secret Millionaires Club is an animated TV series created by A2 Entertainment and airs on the Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families, featuring the voice of Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of kids as they learn important financial and entrepreneurial lessons.In May 2014, five individuals and three team finalists in the competition will be flown to Omaha, NE to present their winning ideas to Mr. Buffett and a panel of VIP judges. One Grand Prize individual and members of one Grand Prize team will each be awarded $5,000. The finalists will be invited to nominate a teacher who was most inspirational in the process to join them in Omaha and win up to $1,000. For full rules and to enter please visit new addition to the final event this year is the University of Miami’s Launch Pad Entrepreneur Team. The team will host a workshop at the event to offer advice and guidance to the finalists.Last year, almost 4,000 kids from across the country entered the “Grow Your Own Business Challenge.” Last year’s winners were Matthew Myer from Cincinnati, OH and Team Kidtrepreneur (Kennedy Sabharwal, Sawyer Beeler and Spencer Sabharwal) from Lexington, KY. Their ideas stood out because of their creativity, entrepreneurship and inventiveness.“I am proud of the difference that Secret Millionaires Club is making in the lives of today’s youth,” says Warren Buffett, CEO Berkshire Hathaway. “The skill set that all of the children who enter the competition are learning is something that they will have and build on for the rest of their lives.”“The Fairholme Foundation is passionate about helping young adults succeed,” says Bruce Berkowitz, trustee of the Fairholme Foundation. “This program is a great way for us to provide guidance and information to bright and ambitious students to help them on the path to success.”The Secret Millionaires Club Learn & Earn promotion offers an educational website and on-line materials for educators, parents and volunteers to extend the valuable lessons from Mr. Buffett into the classroom, home and afterschool programs. Girls, Inc., Junior Achievement and 4H are all participating in the program this year.The “Grow Your Own Business Challenge” is a part of the Secret Millionaires Club Learn and Earn financial literacy promotion, which is sponsored exclusively by the Fairholme Foundation and reaches over 100,000 classrooms and youth organizations with free tools and lessons for teaching good financial habits to youth.In October, the Secret Millionaires Club is also launching the SMC Business in a Box, Secret Millionaires Club DVD Volume 2 and a new book, Secret Millionaires Club: Warren Buffett’s 26 Secrets to Success in the Business of Life, written by Andy and Amy Heyward.The series airs on the Hub Network. Tune in on Sunday, November 24 at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT for a new episode of “Secret Millionaires Club” titled “The Gift” featuring special guest, Bill Gates. The episode will encore Monday, November 25 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. There will also be a new episode titled “Just Say Snow!” that will air Sunday, December 22 at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. ET. The episode will encore Monday, December 23 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.last_img read more

Between the Sheets opens this weekend

first_imgLead Actresses Emry and Stevi say the characters they are playing are very real women and the most realistic women they have ever played.The show runs May 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the North Peace Cultural Centre and tickets can be purchased at Tickets are $25 per Adult and $20 per Student/Senior.There will be a special Question and Answer period offered after curtain call with the audience. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Stage North Theatre Society presents their performance of Between the Sheets at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Between the Sheets is a story of a mother with a special needs son, who goes into an un-scheduled parent-teacher interview with her son’s teacher that she suspects is having more of a relationship with her husband then she would like.This play that is written by Jori Mand and directed by Rob Laventure is a drama and is performed in real-time and just one-act. The subject matter is based on adult content and suggested a 16+ audience.last_img read more

Som Seifs Purpose Financial is buying small business lender Thinking Capital

TORONTO — Financial services firm Purpose Financial LP has signed a deal to acquire financial technology startup Thinking Capital Financial Corp., a lender to small business.Terms of the deal, which includes a combination of cash and securities, were not immediately available.Purpose Financial says the agreement will create a business with significant balance sheet strength, strong financial backing and a diversified funding model.ETF pioneer Som Seif to announce acquisition, new investor in plan to quintuple assets at PurposeThinking Capital is expected to keep its headquarters in Montreal and all of its employees will remain with the company.Jeff Mitelman, CEO and co-founder of Thinking Capital, will also become a managing partner of Purpose Financial and hold a meaningful equity position in Purpose Financial alongside existing investor TorQuest and Thinking Capital’s management.Purpose Financial is the parent company to Purpose Investments, Purpose Advisor Solutions and Purpose Innovation Labs. read more

AMLCFT committee could have prevented interagency conflict – Nandlall

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAML Amendment Bill tabled in National AssemblyJuly 20, 2018In “latest news”Opposition concerns railroaded as AML/CFT Bill passedJuly 28, 2018In “latest news”SOCU remains an agency under GPF, says HarmonSeptember 15, 2016In “Crime” – GRA vs SOCUTo ensure cooperation between agencies, a task force committee on money laundering had been established in Guyana in 2013. Had its operations been preserved by the Government, the clash between the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), which resulted in the court ruling against the Unit, would not have even happened.This is according to former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who pointed out, during an interview with this publication, that this committee once met to develop coherent policy directions.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallNandlall stated that the very multi-agency nature of anti-money laundering efforts necessitated regular meetings with those very agencies.The committee, which was also a recommendation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), had comprised the Ministers of Finance, Legal Affairs and (then) Home Affairs; the Director of Public Prosecutions; Commissioners of Police and GRA; and the heads of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and Central Bank.“We had a national task force that was established that was supposed to head the AML/CFT [Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism] statutory apparatus. That task force presented a forum where the leaders of statutory agencies involved in the (AML) process got an opportunity to exchange information and discuss policies that would not put these organisations into conflict with one another.”Chief Justice (ag) Yonette Cummings-EdwardsHe stated that this was “because it was recognised that in the discharge of their respective mandate, (they) will invariably trespass upon the domain of the other. And these differences of approaches could have been ironed out. That organisation was scrapped by this Government and not replaced by any.“So, there is no forum and no opportunity given where these sector agencies, all of whose input is integral in Guyana’s fight against money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, to interact, share policies and inform each other of what they are doing,” he added.RULINGNandlall noted that without such a forum, conflicts were inevitable and were, therefore, testimony to the incompetence of the Government. He referenced Friday’s ruling against SOCU. SOCU had applied to the courts after a request for confidential tax information from the GRA was rebuffed by the Authority, leading up to Friday’s ruling in the High Court.More than a week ago, SOCU had reportedly asked the GRA for the information as part of an investigation. The tax authority did not comply, citing the tax laws which protect such information. This prompted SOCU to take the matter to court, as it disagreed with the tax authority.GRA Commissioner General, Godfrey StatiaThis is SOCU’s first known attempt to get such information. The GRA was represented by Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, and a legal team which included Joy Persaud, Hessaun Yassin, Maritha Halley, Jason Moore, and Fiona Hamilton.  SOCU’s head, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sydney James, were present. Chief Justice (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards ultimately upheld GRA’s decision to not comply, rejecting SOCU’s pleas.“In the absence of such a forum, you are bound to get conflicts arising with these agencies. And that is why you have the GRA resisting, and rightfully so, an application to the courts to compel the GRA to disclose the confidential information of taxpayers, which the GRA is duty-bound by the law to keep as confidential.”BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY Nandlall noted that if the GRA was called upon to disclose that kind of information, the GRA would expose itself to the perils of acting unlawfully and breaching its confidentiality duty to taxpayers. According to Section 4 (1) of the Income Tax Act, “Every person who has any official duty or is employed in the administration of this Act shall regard and deal with all documents, information, returns, assessment lists and copies of those lists relating to the income or items of income of any person, as secret and confidential and shall make and subscribe a declaration in the form prescribed to that effect before a magistrate.”SOCU’s head, Assistant Commissioner Sydney JamesSubsection two goes on to state if these employees have possession of any of this information and “attempts to communicate that information or anything contained in the documents, returns, lists or copies to any person”, they are guilty of an offence. The Act lists two exceptions. One would be if the President of Guyana authorised the employee to communicate the information and if the information was communicated outside the purpose of the Act.Meanwhile, Section 23 (1) of the Revenue Act, Chapter 79:04 states: “No person shall, without the consent in writing given by or on behalf of the Authority, publish or disclose to any person other than in the course of his duties, or when lawfully required to do so by any court or under any law, the contents of any document, communication or information whatsoever, which relates to and which has come to his knowledge in the course of his duties under this Act.” Subsection two ads that it is a criminal offence for someone to knowingly breach this law and it brings with it, upon conviction, a fine of $200,000 or less. It also carries a jail sentence of not more than five years.AML/CFT Task Force The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its eighth follow-up report noted the establishment of the local AML/CFT task force in 2013. The task force was expected to be chaired by the head of the presidential secretariat and meet every two months. Among its goals were setting the national AML/CFT strategy for Guyana and facilitating coordination among the competent authorities, financial and other sectors represented on the committee. It was also tasked with studying and following the international developments in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, and to monitor the implementation of a legal and institutional framework by the authorities in the AML/CFT fight.  The committee was also supposed to review the AML/CFT systems in Guyana. (Guyana Times) read more

Bouyancy predicted for Precious Metals

first_imgAmbrian Capital, the independent investment banking group, has launched Golden Prospect Precious Metals (GPPM), a Guernsey registered (UK), closed-ended investment fund dedicated to equity investments in the precious metals sector. The fund commenced trading on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange on November 28.GPPM, the first dedicated precious metals fund to be listed in London, is managed by Ambrian Asset Management and is aiming to exploit the attractive investment opportunities arising from the strong fundamentals of the precious metals sector.In support of the Precious Metals Fund, Ambrian Capital transferred in some £9.4 million of its existing precious metals equity investment portfolio in return for the equivalent investment of ordinary shares and warrants in this new investment vehicle. The portfolio transferred, which represents a substantial transaction under rule 12 of the AIM Rules, comprised the following nine shareholdings:Company                                            Number of SharesBolnisi Gold                                                 1,000,000Centamin Egypt                                           5,000,000Coeur D’Alene Minerals                                   250,000Great Panther Resources                              1,250,000Jubilee Platinum                                           2,000,000Lihir Gold                                                        500,000Mano River Resources                                 13,900,000Resolute Mining                                            1,200,000Uruguay Mineral Exploration                             600,000Tom Gaffney, Chief Executive of Ambrian Capital, said, “The launch provides a platform for the development of Ambrian Capital’s investment management business. The fund will benefit from the precious metals investment expertise that Ambrian Capital, formerly Golden Prospect, has built up over many years. In addition, GPPM will be able to take advantage of the low tax regime in Guernsey.“With the anticipated launch of further funds next year, Ambrian Asset Management becomes the third operating business of the group, alongside Ambrian Partners and Ambrian Commodities.”GPPM will focus on equity investments in the gold, silver, platinum, palladium and diamond sectors. The directors believe that above average returns will be generated through the capital appreciation of a selective portfolio of investments in these sectors. The funds will be concentrated in listed companies that have projects in either the development or production phases. As well as investing in these markets, the company can also diversify up to 20% of its gross assets into investments in other key commodities, such as uranium. Stocks will be selected on fundamental factors and wider economic considerations including geopolitical risks.The precious metals sector has experienced a trend of rising market prices since 2001 which has been largely driven by classic supply and demand economics. There have been few recent discoveries of new precious metal resources and those that have been found will typically take many years to bring into production. The directors believe that the current upward price trend in the precious metals sector could continue for a number of years making this an opportune time to launch a precious metals fund focusing on these target commodities.last_img read more

Eurotire OTR tyre facility awarded ISOOHSAS certification

first_imgKnown the world over as a leading manufacturer of off-the-road (OTR) tyres  for the mining industry, Eurotire’s OTR radial tyre facility in Drobeta Turnu Severin has been again awarded multiple Management Systems Certifications through IQNet and CISQ/RINA. Awarded Certifications include BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management System, ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System. Also renewed for the next three years in 2013 was the Rina Simtex ISO 9001:2008 (SR EN ISO 9001:2008), BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (SR OHSAS 18001:2008) and USI 14001:2004 (SR EN ISO 14001:2005).ISO International Standards sets out the requirements of a quality management system. It ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. These standards assist in reducing cost by minimising waste and increasing productivity.OHSAS 18001 certifies and implements an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS). The certification demonstrates a clear commitment on the part of Eurotire to the safety of their workers. These certifications enable Eurotire to have knowledge and control over all relevant hazards resulting from normal operations and unusual situations. This certification assists Eurotire in managing best health and safety risks, continually improve worker protection, and create a corporate culture that values worker safety as much as production and profit.“We place the safety of our employees as our highest priority. These certifications demonstrate our commitment to the protection of our staff, our property and our plant.” stated Shimon Laber, Eurotire President. “It is key to improving the company’s safety culture while it increases our reputation for health and safety.”last_img read more

TheJournalie and TheScoreie nominated for Eircom Spider awards

first_imgTHE EIRCOM SPIDER Awards shortlist has been announced today and we’re delighted here at headquarters to see our name appear not just once, but four times.The Eircom Spiders are an annual event, honouring Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrating the successes of the Irish internet and digital media.This year, has been given the nod in the News and Entertainment category but we’re also up for the best in Mobile App award and Social Media Interaction.Our sister site,, has also been recognised for its achievements in bringing Irish readers all the action from what has been an incredible year in sport.The Business’ Choice Award is a new category for this year and, and are all nominated for the accolade.Organisers have revealed that they received the highest number of entries for the internet awards since they were established in 1996. The winners will be announced at a glitzy ceremony, hosted by comedian Des Bishop, in Dublin’s Convention Centre on 1 November.The full shortlist:Financial ServicesBank of Ireland All About Businessbonkers.ieIrish LifeMoney AdviserNational Consumer Agency’s Financial ProductSortMyBooks Online AccountingTransacationAge®XS DirectTravel, Tourism & HospitalityBelfast – Be Here lauch new websitedynamicroutemaps.comEvening Standard (London)Hit the RoadKillarney on a MapTrazooWexford Beach HomesCharity & Non ProfitBreaking TunesChallenge The Greenwaydrugs.ieEmilian TibaInspire IrelandTemple Street Children’s HospitalThe Big TestTrócaireRetail ExcellenceCleverbugD.I.D Electricalmiinto.ieNational LotteryNicholas MossePrinting.ieSliderobesThe Corkscrew Wine Merchants E lauch new websiteGrabOneMy Toys DirectSortMyBooksWallart & DecoSocial Media InteractionEngaging Road Users to Save Lives – RSA & Social MFota Wildlife ParkJameson Ireland Facebook PageSage SocialScience CallingSpin 1038 Facebook PageTheJournal.ieTODAY FM’s SHAVE OR DYE 2012CampaignAll About Business, Dragons’ DenBulmers deCider AppDigital Switch brought to you by Harvey NormanSurvivor StoriesThe Land of SvyturysThe McDonald’s Morning AppWalk in My ShoesAvonmore Peak FreshNews & Entertainment98FM.comAertv.ieCollegetimes.ieEileen Denham Lost Societyentertainment.ieRobert Thompson Funeral DirectorsSpin1038TheJournal.ieWeb Design & Development AgencyContinuumHidden DepthICAN AdvertisingKoobaLightbox DigitalStrata3Web TogetherWebfactorySportsBMX IrelandCricket IrelandFLYEfitHeinekenCup, bringing you closer to the dramaIrish TriathlonRory McIlroyTeamerTheScore.ieListingsCareerGuidance.ieCarl ScarpaHealth Insurance – Property Price Changespubsdirect.ieWheelchairtaxi.ieBusiness’ ChoiceDigital Hub Development AgencyMenuPages.iePrinting.ieSortMyBooksUser Experiencebonkers.ieBulletCashback IrelandGreenstarHostboxMater Private HospitalNational Lottery mobileXS DirectMobile AppAdverts.ieDaft.ieentertainment.iemocks.ieNational Irish Bank Smartphone Banking AppSony PlayStation Ireland, Join the Resistance.TheJournal.ieToday FM iPhoneInnovative use of Technology in Digital MarketingBulmers deCider Appdynamicroutemaps.comEvening Standard (London)Fatcheese.ieFota Wildlife ParkHuggity FanPicRaboScoreSony PlayStation,Play Everywhere,Projection MapDigital StartupCleverbugdynamicroutemaps.comHuggity picks up three Eircom Spider awardslast_img read more