DCHL in legal wrangles, even as new owner of Deccan Chargers will be finalised on Sep 13

first_imgEven as the new owner of IPL cricket franchise Deccan Chargers is all set to be decided by Thursday evening, its present owner — Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) continues to face legal wrangles in selling the cricket team.A civil court in Secunderabad court on Wednesday accepted an urgent petition of Timothy Wright, former Chief Executive of Deccan Chargers, who sought direction to the DCHL and the Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to protect the money due to him while finalising the bidder for the IPL franchise. The petition has been posted for hearing on Thursday.The Secunderabad court took up the case following a direction from the High Court in the morning for expediting the execution petition filed by Wright on August 24. The former CEO of Deccan Chargers wanted that the DCHL execute a decree passed by the London court against DCHL on July 16, 2012 for payment of 10.55 million to him for breach of contract. Along with the interest of 8 per cent per annum till repayment, the DCHL is supposed to pay Rs 98 crore to Wright.”However, the Secunderabad court posted the matter to October 3 on the ground that it has to serve notices to the DCHL for filing a counter. Though Wright had filed another petition on August 31, stating that the London court order be executed urgently since the DCHL management was planning to sell off the Deccan Chargers, it was dismissed. So, our client had no option but to move the High Court seeking protection of our money,” Wright’s counsel S Niranjan Reddy told Mail Today.advertisementJustice G.V Seethapathi, who heard the petition, advised Wright to go back to the Secunderabad court since the High Court would not hear a petition which was already pending in the lower court. He, however, directed the lower court to expedite the matter in view of the urgency. “Accordingly, we have gone back to the Secunderabad court, which will hear the matter on Thursday,” Reddy said. He pointed out that Wright did not want the auction of Deccan Chargers be stalled, but only wanted the money due to him be protected before finalising the bidder. “Even if the bidder is finalised on Thursday, it would take a couple of days for the BCCI to officially announce the new owner of the Charger and the sale proceeds are realised. Our client wants that the lenders of the DCHL be paid money only after clearing his dues,” Wright’s counsel said.The Bombay High Court also gave a similar direction on Tuesday, directing that the auction for Deccan Chargers be conducted under the supervision of a court officer and the sale proceeds be deposited in ICICI Bank, after paying 5 per cent to the BCCI. The court gave the order on an urgent petition filed by Tata Capital Financial Services, the company to which the DCHL owes Rs 101 crore. The Tatas sought a direction from the court that the auction should not to be held without the DCHL clearing their dues. The court ordered that the sale proceeds once deposited in the bank cannot be disbursed or appropriated by the company without its prior permission.According to sources, at least four industrial groups – Videocon, RPG, Jaypee and Peepul Capital had purchased the bid documents in Mumbai. They would be filing their bids at Chennai by 12 noon on Thursday. And the winning bidder would be announced by evening.last_img read more

Ateneo shows character in quick win over UP

first_imgView comments 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo wasn’t leaving its game against University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament to chance.The Lady Eagles already had a comfortable 2-0 set lead when they entered a turbulent third set against the persistent Lady Maroons, but Ateneo had no plans of playing a fourth set.ADVERTISEMENT HS stars Kai Sotto, Joel Cagulangan build respective teams via draft for NBTC All-Star Game Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ “We wanted to finish it,” said Tolentino, who had 12 points against the Fighting Maroons. “We saw a lot of fight in UP and it’s good to see that our team didn’t back down and didn’t let up and continued fighting. It’s just a show of character that we could finish that last set.”Madayag, who finished with a team-high 14 points, said that they had to “win convincingly” against the Lady Maroons and part of that was to end the match as quickly as possible.“Coach O (Oliver Almadro) tells us to win convincingly so this game we showed how convincingly we can win,” said Madayag. “Like what people say that you have to be better than your best.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Going tit-for-tat, Ateneo eventually closed out UP in straight sets, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26.“We didn’t consider that there would be a fourth set,” said Madayag Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUP held the lead 26-25 in the third, but Ateneo fought back first with Madayag’s block on Maristela Layug before Deanna Wong followed it up with a drop to secure the Lady Eagles’ league-leading 4-1 record.“We really wanted to win, it was a long week for us to prepare and we had composure even though UP came back in the third set.” said Wong. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Matthew Wright delivers for Phoenix despite illness

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I could’ve let Matt rest this one out but he really wanted to play, he even got into foul trouble,” said Alas in Filipino. “He got 20 minutes of playing time but he played that sparingly. I just wish his bronchitis doesn’t get worse so I have to commend him for his resiliency.”Wright eventually finished with 18 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the field but his biggest shots were the ones from the stripe where he converted seven of his eight free throw attempts, including six inside the final 50 seconds of the game.His two free throws 21.1 seconds to go gave Phoenix a 92-88 lead and that was enough for the Fuel Masters to hold on to the win.“I got fouled, I had to go to the line and I got to make them,” said Wright. “I missed a free throw earlier but I knew once I get to the free throw line I just try to ignore the noise and shoot the way I’ve been shooting for years.”“We really needed those free throws down the stretch and thankfully the ball was in my hands and I was able to get fouled,” added Wright.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Wright, however, wasn’t about to let some sickness sideline him for the pivotal third game that he forced Alas to put him into the starting lineup.“I have a little but of a sore throat but you got to man up,” said Wright. “This is the playoffs, everybody’s aching, no one’s feeling 100 percent. We have a job to do and no way was I going to miss the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWright’s persistence eventually paid off after the Fuel Mastets took Game 3, 92-90, and pulled within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Alas said that he could have given Wright the dayoff but the star wingman was adamant to play against the Beermen, who are seeking their sixth straight Philippine Cup. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentscenter_img Fabio Fognini beats Dusan Lajovic to win Monte Carlo Masters Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matthew Wright. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix swingman Matthew Wright was experiencing bronchitis-like symptoms prior to Game 3 against defending champion San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals that Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas decided to not even let his star shooter participate in practice.Alas said that Wright was only required to attend practice but was allowed to sit out through the team drills to prevent himself from aggravating any illness the sharpshooter may have.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

Didn’t realise that I took a hat-trick, says Thisara Perera

first_imgSri Lanka pace bowler Thisara Perera said he did not realise that he had taken a hat-trick till his team-mates informed him about it, as his entire concentration was on bowling in the death overs during the second T20 International against India in Ranchi.Although Sri Lanka lost the second game against India by 69 runs in Ranchi on Friday to concede the advantage, Perera stole the show by becoming the first Sri Lankan bowler to take a hat-trick in T20 Internationals.”Actually, I didn’t know that it was a hat-trick. Because that time my concentration was about my death bowling,” Perera said at the post-match press conference.”My team-mates told me I got a hat-trick. Then I thought it was very good for me,” he said when asked when did he come to know about the feat.Perera first dismissed Hardik Pandya in the fourth ball of the final over and then sent back Suresh Raina in the next delivery. In the last ball of the over, he had Yuvraj Singh caught at long-on. By the time Perera’s hat-trick came it was a bit too late and thus, it did not help Sri Lanka’s cause.Perera said it was good to get his second hat-trick in international cricket.”This is my second one – the first hat-trick was in an ODI (against Pakistan),” he said.Defending his team’s decision to bowl first upon winning the toss, Perera said, “We thought dew factor could play role at the latter stage of the match. So we wanted to bowl first.”advertisementThe 26-year-old admitted that his team failed to put up an impressive show.”You don’t lose a match because of one reason. India batted well and took the score to almost 200. And then we lost the momentum. In fact, they took away the match in the first six overs. We gave a little bit momentum to them in the first six overs, and after that they got everything.”We did not play the way we played in the first match at Pune. Only thing is that our bowlers did a good job in the last couple of overs that prevented the hosts from posting a 200-plus total,” he said.Applauding Dhawan’s aggressive knock, Perera said Lankan bowlers tried to trap him but failed.”The thing is our bowlers didn’t do the best. In the last match we had everything and this match I think our bowlers (were at) fault,” he said.Perera said Ranchi’s track was a batting wicket.”The wicket was like glass. It was very slow. But when we came out to bat, (Ravichandran) Ashwin bowled extremely well. I was impressed by the way he kept the pressure on us,” he said.last_img read more

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Nokia 3 (2017) Android 9 Pie update now rolling out

first_imgNokia 3 (2017) is now receiving the stable Android 9 Pie update around the world. HMD Global chief Juho Sarvikas announced the Android Pie update for the two-year-old Nokia 3 smartphone on Twitter. This also means that the Nokia 3 has now received two major Android software updates.The Nokia 3 (2017) was launched with Android Nougat and was updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in April 2018. HMD Global is currently the only company (apart from Google of course) to update almost its entire portfolio of Nokia smartphones to Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 3 was one of the first Nokia smartphones launched under HMD Global in 2017.Back in 2017, the Nokia phones launched were not part of the Android One program, but HMD still made sure it delivered on timely security updates. The Nokia 3 has been discontinued in India, but existing users will be delighted to know that the device can be updated to Android Pie now. The update is rolling out right now and it may take a few days before every Nokia 3 unit receives it. Nokia 3 owners can manually check for the update by heading to Settings and Software Update.With Android 9 Pie, the Nokia 3 should get features like Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, Digital Wellbeing and so on. It is unclear whether the Nokia 3 (2017) will get the gesture navigation feature considering the phone comes with capacitive navigation buttons on the bottom bezel.The Nokia 3 (2017) sports a 5-inch HD LCD display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. It offers an 8-megapixel camera on the front and back. The Nokia 3 houses a 2,630mAh battery and supports 4G VoLTE. The Nokia 3 (2017) was succeeded by the Nokia 3.1 last year and the Nokia 3.2 earlier this year.advertisementALSO READ | Nokia 6.2 reportedly not a rebranded Nokia X71, price may be around Rs 20,000last_img read more

SEC Player Announces He’s Retiring From Football

first_imgA general view of Arkansas' football field.FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Arkansas’ defensive backfield has taken a hit this evening. One of the Razorbacks’ cornerbacks has announced to retire.Defensive back Byron Keaton announced on Twitter this evening that he’s decided to hang up his cleats.Keaton has played football for 13 years, including three at Arkansas, and he’s ready to move on to the next phase of his life.Here’s his full announcement:#WPS pic.twitter.com/NBEk6EeA8w— Byron Keaton (@BK12THEBEST) May 31, 2018Keaton was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. The 5-foot-10 defensive back is an Arkansas native.The defensive back saw most of his action at Arkansas during the 2016 season, when he was a major part of the Razorbacks’ special teams.Best of luck to Byron moving forward.last_img read more

IBSF World Billiards Championship: Pankaj Advani wins record 22nd world title

first_imgIBSF World Billiards Championship: Pankaj Advani wins record 22nd world titleIn a repeat of last year’s final against local favourite Nay Thway Oo, Pankaj re-enacted the one-sided match with the same eventual outcome as well as identical scorelines of 6-2.advertisement Press Trust of India MandalaySeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 18:07 IST Pankaj Advani in action (Source: Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSIn the short format of billiards, this is Pankaj Advani’s fifth title in the last six yearsWith another trophy in the bag, Advani extends his run of winning a global crown since 2003The Bengaluru-based cueist has won more world titles in his sport than anyone elseOne of India’s most consistent sportspersons, Pankaj Advani, on Sunday increased his tally of world titles to 22 by winning a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship here.The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014.In the short format of billiards, this is Pankaj’s fifth title in the last six years.”It’s such a touch-and-go format and so unpredictable that winning this four years on the trot and five out of the last six is extremely special,” said the champion athlete.In a repeat of last year’s final against local favourite Nay Thway Oo, Pankaj re-enacted the one-sided match with the same eventual outcome as well as identical scorelines of 6-2.From the word go, Pankaj was in full flow. The gifted Indian was leading 3-0 at the halfway mark with the help of fluent breaks comprising of 145, 89 and 127, while Nay Thway Oo was yet to open his account.After pulling one back with breaks of 63 and 62, Oo was forced to watch Pankaj continue to extend the lead. Pankaj executed with flair as his sheer brilliance was on display, wowing the Myanmar crowd as they couldn’t help but appreciate his brilliant billiards.Pankaj secured the next two frames which included a 150 unfinished break. He scored a 74 break and shortly after that closed out the match.Oo was completely subdued by his accomplished opponent and had to settle for a silver medal for the second time in a row.advertisementWith another trophy in the bag, Advani extends his remarkable run of winning a global crown since 2003.The Bengaluru-based cueist has won more world titles in his sport than anyone else.On winning a staggering 22nd world title, Pankaj added, “Every time I participate in a world championship, one thing is clear – my motivation to excel has not diminished. This win a testament to the fact that my hunger and fire are both well and truly alive.”Pankaj have to adjust to snooker in less than 24 hours as he competes in the IBSF World Six-Red Snooker and the World Team Snooker Championships.Results:Pankaj Advani (India) defeated Nay Thway Oo (Myanmar) 6-2 150(145)-4, 151(89)-66, 150(127)-50(50), 7-150(63,62), 151(50)-69(50), 150(150)-0, 133(64)-150(105), 150(74)-75(63).Also Read | Pankaj Advani enters final of IBSF World Billiards ChampionshipAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Pankaj AdvaniFollow IBSF World Billiards Nextlast_img read more

UWI Partners with Microsoft to Launch IT Centre

first_imgThe University of the West Indies (UWI), in partnership with Microsoft, has established an information technology centre aimed to fostering innovation and stimulating a sustainable local software economy.The Microsoft Innovation Centre (UWI MIC), which will be hosted through the UWI Business Centre on the institution’s Mona campus in St. Andrew, is expected to be opened in August.This was announced by State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Julian Robinson, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 28.Mr. Robinson said the project is supported by the Government of Jamaica and is “designed to accelerate technology and stimulate the local software economy through skills and professional training, including partnerships and innovation.”Among its various components are an IT academy; a developer camp; an Imagine Cup preparation programme; and a MIC Technical Trainee and Student-to-Business module.Mr. Robinson also informed that Microsoft has committed to fund 12 Tech-entrepreneurs to serve in the centre, as support staff.The UWI MIC targets entrepreneurs, software developers, IT professionals, and academic researchers.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more

Soleil Moon Frye Helps Launch Seventh Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction

first_imgSoleil Moon Frye, actress and mother, joins premium chocolatier Lindt USA to help launch the seventh Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction benefitting Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.Soleil Moon Frye launches the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction benefitting Autism SpeaksCredit/Copyright: MICHAEL SIMON/www.startraksphoto.comSince 2009, Lindt has raised funds and awareness for the cause during the Easter season through a give back with purchases of its iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY, and the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction. Frye is one of 50 celebrities in the entertainment, sports, food and music industries – from Julia Louis Dreyfus, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Russell Wilson – are participating in this year’s auction by autographing porcelain figures of Lindt GOLD BUNNY, with 100 percent of proceeds donated directly to Autism Speaks.“Easter has always been a special time of year for my family, and now it’s even more special as I join Lindt to help kick-off the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction,” says Frye. “As a mom, I’m truly honored to work with Lindt to make a difference in the lives of families affected by autism. Whether bidding on celebrity autographs or putting a delicious Lindt GOLD BUNNY in your Easter basket, it’s easy to get involved and give back this season.”
This year, 50 actors, award-winning musicians, acclaimed athletes and celebrity chefs have donated their signature to the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction, personally signing porcelain versions of the iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY. The autographed bunnies are now available on LindtGOLDBUNNYAuction.com, where fans can bid on the figures until March 20, 2016.Among the stars who have taken part this year are: • Al Roker • Allison Janney • Allison Williams • Andrew Zimmern • Andy Grammer • Blake Shelton • Carson Daly • Celine Dion • Christina Milian • CJ Ramone • Connie Britton • David Ortiz • Drew Brees • Ed Asner • Eva Longoria • Haylie Duff • Hoda Kotb • Ina Garten • Jane Lynch • Jennie Garth • Jennifer Nettles • Joe Mantegna • Julia Louis Dreyfus • Julie Bowen • Karina Smirnoff • Kathie Lee Gifford • Kristen Wiig • Kristin Chenoweth • Kylie Jenner • Marc-André Fleury • Matt Lauer • Mayim Bialik • Michael Symon • Natalie Morales • Neil Patrick Harris • Nick Lachey • Nikki Reed • Rachel Bloom • Rachel Platten • Rob Lowe • Roger Federer • Russell Wilson • Sarah Jessica Parker • Savannah Guthrie • Scott Foley • Soleil Moon Frye • Susan Sarandon • Terrence Jenkins • Tom Bergeron • Willie Geist
In addition to the money raised through the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction, Lindt is donating 10 cents to Autism Speaks for every Lindt GOLD BUNNY Milk Chocolate 3.5 oz purchased now through Easter on March 27, 2016, at retailers nationwide, Lindt Chocolate Shops and www.LindtUSA.com, up to $100,000. Since the start of the partnership, Lindt has generated more than $800,000 for Autism Speaks with help from Lindt GOLD BUNNY, the best-selling chocolate bunny in the U.S. Contributions from Lindt have led Autism Speaks to help individuals with autism and their families in a variety of ways, including global biomedical research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, educational toolkits for newly diagnosed families, grants for community programs, and scholarship funding to educational institutions.“We are proud to raise awareness for Autism Speaks and help those affected by autism,” says Thomas Linemayr, president and CEO of Lindt USA. “Lindt is grateful for the support of our customers and participation from the celebrity community, and we look forward to generating much needed funds for this important cause.”last_img read more


first_imgFREDDIE PRINZE JR. JOINS NANCY DREW PILOT AT CWFreddie Prinze Jr. has boarded the Nancy Drew pilot which is in the works at the CW, Variety has learned.He will play Nancy’s father, Carson Drew, who is described as a dynamic attorney who has become estranged from Nancy following the recent death of his beloved wife – but his attempts to reconnect with his daughter run aground when Nancy’s murder investigation reveals unsettling secrets from Carson’s own past. READ MORECASTING: FREDDIE PRINZE JR. TO PLAY NANCY DREW’S DAD IN CW PILOT FILMING IN VANCOUVERThe CW knows how to cast hot Dads. Freddie Prinze Jr. is cast as Nancy Drew’s estranged Dad in the CW Pilot The Haunting of Nancy Drew. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The famous girl detective is back in business with a potential new series, The Haunting of Nancy Drew, inspired by the classic Nancy Drew mysteries. READ MOREFREDDIE PRINZE JR. TO PLAY NANCY DREW’S DAD IN CW PILOTOne mystery has been solved: EW has confirmed that Freddie Prinze Jr. has been cast in the CW’s Nancy Drew pilot.Prinze will play Carson Drew, Nancy’s father, who’s described as “a dynamic attorney who has become estranged from Nancy following the recent death of his beloved wife — but his attempts to reconnect with his daughter run aground when Nancy’s murder investigation reveals unsettling secrets from Carson’s own past.” READ MORE Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Royal LePage report says pace of rising home prices slowed in second

first_imgTORONTO – The pace of rising home prices slowed in Canada in the second quarter due to softness in the Greater Toronto Area market, according to a report by Royal LePage.Royal LePage chief executive Phil Soper said Tuesday new federal mortgage stress-test measures helped slow the real estate market.“It was a spring market that never blossomed,” Soper said in a statement.“The new federal mortgage stress-test measures slowed the market to a standstill in much of the country, as some families adjusted their expectations in a world with lower borrowing capacity, and others not impacted by the OSFI regulations moved to the sidelines, adopting a ‘wait and see what happens to home prices’ approach.”However, in its outlook, Royal LePage said it expected the aggregate price of a home in Canada in the third quarter to be up 2.2 per compared with a year ago.“The market has begun to absorb and adjust to the new realities; we expect an uptick in sales volumes and prices during the second half of 2018,” Soper said.The Royal LePage national house price composite showed the price of a home in Canada increased 2.0 per cent year-over-year to $613,968 in the second quarter of 2018.That compared with a 6.2 per cent year-over-year increase in the first quarter of the year.The real estate brokerage firm said the slowdown in the rise in prices came as some regions in the Greater Toronto Area saw prices fall compared with a year ago.The national median price in the second quarter of a two-storey home rose 0.8 per cent year-over-year to $720,504, while the median price of a bungalow climbed 1.8 per cent to $512,979. The price of condominiums rose 8.1 per cent year-over-year to $435,421.In a separate report, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada said the market for homes over $1 million in Montreal in the first half of the year hit a record as it gained 24 per cent compared with a year ago.In Toronto, Sotheby’s said sales of homes over $1 million were down 46 per cent compared with a year ago, however the firm noted that 2018 sales volume trended in line with 2015’s pre-surge levels.Home sales over $1 million in Vancouver fell 19 per cent compared with a year ago, while Calgary saw a drop of 11 per cent.last_img read more

Review Panel says police are a de facto part of the mental

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service’s Death Review Panel has released a report looking at how police play a role in the mental health system.According to the Review Panel, after examining the deaths of people who died during or within 24 hours following contact with police in B.C., it was determined that police are a de facto part of the mental health system.The panel is suggesting that the role of policing should be implemented into the provincial mental health strategy, highlighting that more assessment and training opportunities exist. Panel Chair, Michael Egilson, says it is important to acknowledge that police play a role and that they should be incorporated in a province-wide mental health and addictions strategy.“We need to drive home the point that the police have become part of the mental health system and that their role needs to be acknowledged, supported and incorporated into the larger provincial mental health and addictions strategy.”The Death Review Panel included 19-panel experts who are professionals with expertise in policing, policing oversight, public health, health services, mental health and addictions, and Indigenous health.For more information on the Death Review Panel, you can visit the Government’s website.last_img read more

Germany arrests suspect over alleged Sri Lanka war crimes

Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009 when government forces defeated the rebels, who fought to create a separate state for ethnic minority Tamils. (Colombo Gazette) Prosecutors say he belonged to the Tamil Tigers from 2006-2009. They allege that, in 2008, he tied up 16 soldiers and guarded them as they were driven to a site where they were shot. He was arrested Wednesday in the Duesseldorf area, suspected of committing war crimes and membership in a foreign terrorist organization. German authorities have arrested a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing captured Government soldiers as a member of the Tamil Tigers rebel (LTTE) group a decade ago, the Associated Press reported.Federal prosecutors said a judge ordered Thursday the 36-year-old, identified only as Sivatheeban B. because of German privacy rules, detained pending a potential indictment. read more

Feeding babies peanuts early may prevent future allergy study finds

first_imgThe Government is reviewing its advice warning parents not to feed babies peanuts and eggs after a new study found that eating small amounts of the foods at an early age may ward off future allergies.Scientists at Imperial College London found that children who ate peanuts between the ages of four and 11 months had a 70 per cent reduced risk of developing an allergy to the nuts compared with children who ate them for the first time when they were older.Children who started eating egg between the ages of four and six months had a 40 per cent reduced risk in comparison.Food allergies affect around one in 20 children in the UK, with peanut and egg intolerance the two most common types.Current advice cautions parents against giving infants allergenic foods such as egg, peanut, fish and wheat, which can cause an malfunctioning immune system to over-react, triggering rashes, swelling, vomiting and wheezing.The new research, which analysed the data from 146 studies involving more than 200,000 children, was commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency.Professor Anthony Frew, an expert in allergy and respiratory medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, said the study showed that earlier introduction of allergen foods may be appropriate. “Much anxiety and some harm was caused by the UK Government Committee on Toxicology’s 1998 advice on peanut avoidance in high-risk infants being extrapolated to the wider low-risk population,” he said.“Midwives and mothers’ groups assumed that in view of the targeted advice, it might be a good idea for all parents to avoid introducing these foods regardless of their child’s risk of becoming allergic. eggs Eating eggs early could yield a 40 per cent risk reduction of allergyCredit:Alamy Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “If your child falls into these categories, talk to your GP before introducing these foods,” he said.He also said whole nuts should not be given to babies or toddlers because of the risk of choking.The team also analysed whether introducing peanut, egg, milk, fish or wheat into a baby’s diet earlier affected their risk of autoimmune diseases such as coeliac disease, and found there was no effect on risk.The number of children diagnosed with food allergies is thought to be rising, according to the researchers, although they said this may be because doctors have become better at recognising allergies.The Food Standards Agency said the Imperial scientists had produced a high-quality review.“The Government is considering these important findings as part of its review of complementary feeding for infants to ensure its advice reflects the best available evidence,” said a spokesman.But he added: “Families should continue to follow the Government’s current long-standing advice to exclusively breastfeed for around the first six months because of the health benefits to mothers and babies.” “We now know that the opposite was in fact true.”The Imperial College scientists warned, however, that because their research was a review of previous studies they could not say how many of the babies who were given the allergenic food at an early suffered allergic reactions.Dr Robert Boyle, who led the research, said parents should not give egg and peanut to babies already known to have a food allergy, or other allergic conditions such as eczema.last_img read more

IRA Hyde Park bomb suspect lives life of luxury while British veterans

The Telegraph tracked Mr Downey, 66, down to his newly-built, four-bedroom house with its own private beach in County Donegal in Ireland. Relatives of the murdered soldiers spoke of their disgust that John Downey, acquitted after receiving a ‘comfort’ letter, is able to enjoy his retirement while, in contrast, Army veterans of the Troubles remain under criminal investigation. The IRA’s Hyde Park bombing suspect is living in a luxury beach front home, having transferred ownership to his wife after being sued over the atrocity.  Irish Land registry documents show that Mr Downey removed his name from ownership of the house, worth £300,000, on June 7 last year, just as lawyers for victims of Hyde…

Skypes Background Blur Hides Embarrassing Environments

first_img Life is unpredictable, which is why Microsoft introduced background blur in Skype video calls.“We’ve all had those moments: You’re about to video call your parents and your laundry is all over the place, or you’re about to have a meeting with a potential investor and your business plan is on a whiteboard behind you,” the Skype Team wrote in a blog announcement.Or perhaps you’re being interviewed on a national television news program when your adorable children come bursting into the room…This new feature takes the stress out of live-streamed chats by putting the focus on you—and only you.Most of the time.Using artificial intelligence trained in human-form detection, Skype does its best to ensure your background is always blurred. But the company did admit it “cannot guarantee” a 100 percent success rate.So maybe you should rethink your scenery before making any important calls.hover your cursor over the video camera button at the bottom of the screen to turn on background blur (via Microsoft Skype)Set up is easy: During a chat, either hover your cursor over the video camera button at the bottom of the screen or right-click your camera feed in the top right corner, then toggle “Blur my background.”Alternatively, you can start a video call, open the Audio & Video Settings menu, and tap “Blur my background,” then close the menu to return to the conversation.“I tested it with my colleague, and it worked as advertised, even in less-than-ideal lighting conditions,” The Next Web’s Abhimanyu Ghoshal wrote in an initial review.Microsoft’s AI can recognize hands, arms, and hair, ensuring video calls don’t unnecessarily amputate a limb or shave your head.The tech titan first introduced background blur to its Teams software last year, before launching it for desktop Skype users this week. There is no word on whether mobile versions will be updated with the function.More on Geek.com:Skype Tests End-To-End Encryption With ‘Private Conversations’Microsoft Wants Xbox Live on iOS, Android, and Even Nintendo SwitchOcasio-Cortez Slams Tech Companies Over Climate Denial at Conference Skype Brings Screen Sharing to iOS, AndroidSkype Tests End-To-End Encryption With ‘Private Conversations’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

523 WWE Smackdown Live Ratings Viewers up following Backlash PPV

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter John Oliver Takes On The WWE WhatsApp Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Nikki Bella WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live center_img Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Drew Mcintyre Now Playing Up Next Google+ The WWE Smackdown Live Ratings are in for May 23, 2017.Last night’s episode in Toledo drew 2.33 million viewers on Tuesday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that drew  2.18 million viewers and was a bump in viewers following Backlash on Sunday. WWE came in at No. 3 for the night on cable.Once again, the NBA Playoffs won the night on cable on Thursday.WWE Smackdown Live Ratings and DemographicsSmackdown, headlined by AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler, averaged a 0.80 among adults 18-49. This is up from last week’s 0.68 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15last_img read more

Warnock The Lads gave everything

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock has praised his players’ performance, despite losing 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday.Gylfi Sigurðsson’s second-half goal handed Everton all three points at home, but Warnock is proud of his players and the club fans saying they all gave their best.“I thought we could have got all three points, I told the lads at halftime,” Warnock told the club’s website.“We could have done better in the final third during the first half though.“Overall, it was a disappointing goal to concede, a few little things didn’t go for us today. When you come away from home it’s a bit more difficult to take. It wasn’t a great goal but it cost us the game.“When you look at their last few performances they have been as good as anyone else in the Premier League.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“So to come here and nullify them as much as we did was pleasing. To stay up we’re going to need to show a little bit more quality in certain areas.“I thought the fans were amazing. Even though we lost the game they stayed to clap everyone off.“We’re all trying our hardest to stay in the best league in the world, and when you have fans like that it’s amazing how they keep lifting the players.“That’s why I’m still managing in my seventieth year – to keep proving people wrong. We’re not going to give up, we had to work hard last year and surprised a few people then.“Everyone came off that pitch after giving me everything, and that’s all I can ask for as a manager.”last_img read more

Anchorage Assembly – Seat 4G

first_imgElvi Gray-Jackson, who is running unopposed for Anchorage Assembly Seat 4G, discusses local issues with host Michael Carey.Elvi Gray-Jacksonlast_img