Ranveer’s mantra: Say ‘yes’ to everything wife says

first_imgMumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Newly wed Ranveer Singh knows the secret for a happy married life: Say ‘yes’ to everything your wife says.He made the remark while looking at his wife Deepika Padukone at their wedding reception here on Saturday night that brought together a host of personalities ranging from Bollywood megastar Big B to cricketer M.S. Dhoni.Amitabh danced to his song “Jumma Chumma” and superstar Shah Rukh Khan hit the dance floor with actress Malaika Arora on their hit track “Chaiyya chaiyya” at the star-studded gala which saw the stars letting their hair down.Ranveer and Deepika hosted a wedding reception, a black-tie industry party night at The Grand Hyatt on Saturday in Mumbai, where well-known personalities from Bollywood, sports and political background were present.From the pictures and videos of the party circulated on social media, it seems the celebs had a gala time at the event, which has rounded up days of celebrations around their nuptials which took place in mid-November in Lake Como, Italy.Not only Big B and SRK, actors like Karisma Kapoor and Varun Dhawan danced their heart out with Ranveer on a song from “Judwaa”. In one of the videos, the “Band Baaja Baaraat” actor can be seen rapping along with rapper Divine.But it was Ranveer’s speech which added a spunk. Though new to married life, Ranveer already seems to know what it takes to have a happily ever after.Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s husband Raj Kundra uploaded a video in which Ranveer can be seen sharing words of wisdom.”The key to success in life is to say yes to everything that she says,” he said, pointing at Deepika.”So when baby says, Baby, change the vibe of the music’, I have to oblige,” Ranveer said.The list of attendees also included actor Hrithik Roshan, Sara Ali Khan, Ishaan Khatter, Disha Patani, Tiger Shroff, Aditi Rao Hydari, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh, Lara Dutta along with husband Mahesh Bhupathi, Vidya Balan with Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Hema Malini with son-in-law Bharat Takhtani, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his wife Anupama Chopra, Vicky Kaushal, Rekha, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kalki Koechlin, Nimrat Kaur, R. Madhavan and his wife Sarita Birje.For the evening, the couple arrived looking nothing short of regal. Ranveer wore a classic black piece suit with a bow tie designed by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. Deepika was dressed in a deep red Zuhair Murad ensemble.–IANSsim/rbadvertisementlast_img read more

20 days agoEngland coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alli

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say England coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alliby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland coach Gareth Southgate has explained axing Dele Alli from his latest squad.Tottenham midfielder Alli has only just returned from injury but, while Southgate admitted dropped players is the hardest part of his job, he insisted he will never pick players on reputation or name as was the case in the past.England boss Southgate said: “I think when you’re selecting a squad, the players need to see some sort of meritocracy when possible, and like I said in there, to bring those guys back in, who am I going to leave out?“With Dele [Ali] and Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] in particular, they haven’t really had the number of games this year to get themselves into a rhythm. They’re both recovering from different injuries, one long term, one a bit shorter term.“So, I’m expecting those guys to really push – you know they are both fighters, there have been good conversations with both of them. The pressure is on guys who go in to play well and impress.“But we want to look at some of the young players. Let’s invest time in some of those younger players. Let’s have a closer at them, knowing that we’ve got to keep winning matches now by exposing people to the level and the environment and seeing how they cope with it.” last_img read more

Immigration detention system is legal though not always applied perfectly judge

first_imgA Federal Court judge says Canada’s rules for detaining some foreigners who can’t be deported quickly are constitutional though they may not always be applied perfectly.Judge Simon Fothergill says there are mechanisms built into the law to allow detainees to challenge their detention and the conditions in which they are held, which is enough to make the system constitutional.In a decision released Tuesday, Fothergill said that if those standards are sometimes not met, “this is a problem of maladministration, not an indication that the statutory scheme is itself unconstitutional.”The constitutional challenge was filed by Alvin Brown, a Jamaican man who was detained for five years before being deported last year.The father of six and his supporters argued that foreigners who cannot be deported for various reasons are subjected to cruel and unusual punishment in that they may spend years behind bars never knowing when they might be released.Brown sought to have the court declare that holding someone for more than six months before deportation is presumptively unconstitutional, and asked it to impose a “hard cap” of 18 months of pre-removal detention.But Fothergill suggested a higher court should weigh in on whether the Charter of Rights and Freedoms requires a time limit on detention for immigration purposes after which release is mandatory, and certified the issue for appeal.Brown’s lawyer, Jared Will, said he was disappointed by the court’s decision.The End Immigration Detention Network, which was a party to the case, said it was prepared to continue its legal battle.“This is just another step, we were in it for the long haul,” said the group’s lawyer, Swathi Sekhar.“In the meantime people continue to be detained indefinitely so it’s important now more than ever, now that there’s been some kind of light into what’s happening, that the public open their eyes and really put pressure on the government to make changes.”Brown came to Canada as a child more than three decades ago and was eventually stripped of his permanent residency after a series of convictions, most of them drug and weapons related.He was released from criminal custody in early 2011 but border agents detained him months later for violating release conditions.However, Jamaica refused for some time to issue travel documents and Brown remained in maximum-security detention branded a flight risk and a danger to the public. He was deported in September.last_img read more

Worker killed as drilling rig moved at northern Alberta oilsands site

first_imgCONKLIN, Alta. – A worker has been killed in an energy sector accident in northern Alberta.Cenovus Energy Inc., says the accident happened late Tuesday night at its Christina Lake oilsands site, about 350 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.The company says in a release that the death involved a hauling truck and occurred as a drilling rig was being moved.The worker was employed by one of Cenovus’s third-party contracting companies.Officials have not released any other details, including the person’s name.Brett Harris, a Cenovus spokesman, says the drill rig site has been shut down for an investigation.(Companies in this story: TSX:CVE)last_img read more

American Express posts 4Q profit that tops forecasts

first_imgNEW YORK — American Express swung to a fourth-quarter profit, the credit card company said Thursday, helped by a lower tax rate and more spending on the company’s namesake credit cards.The New York-based company earned $2.01 billion, or $2.32 a share, compared with a loss of $1.21 billion, or $1.42 a share, from the same period a year earlier. Like other financial companies, American Express’ results a year ago were impacted by the passage of the new tax law, which required AmEx to make an accounting adjustment.AmEx’s net income for the latest quarter came in well above analysts’ expectations, which were looking for the company to earn $1.80 a share, according to FactSet.American Express continues to face a much more competitive industry, with big banks such as JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup creating their own premium credit card products to compete with AmEx.In response AmEx has had to offer more rewards and perks with its cards. It spent $2.52 billion on rewards in the fourth quarter, up 11 per cent from a year earlier.But in the fact of more competition, AmEx has been able to encourage more customers to open accounts and spend more on its cards. AmEx card members spent $309 billion on their cards in the quarter, up 6 per cent from a year earlier, charging an average fee of 2.36 per cent on each transaction. It earns a fee every time its cards are used at a merchant. Total cards issued by AmEx were up 7 per cent in the U.S., the company’s largest market.AmEx also has been encouraging its existing customers to revolve a balance as well, a change from the company’s historic business model that focused on getting customers to pay their full balance each month. U.S. card member loans were $72 billion in the quarter, up from $64.5 billion in the same period a year ago.But as the company has allowed more borrowed money on its cards, it has had to set aside more money to cover potential losses. Provisions for loan losses rose 14 per cent to $954 million in the quarter.Revenue in the quarter was $10.47 billion, less than the $10.58 billion that analysts had been looking for.AmEx gave a forecast for its full-year 2019 earnings, saying it expects to earn $7.85 to $8.35 a share. Analysts are expecting $8.15 per share, according to FactSet.The company’s stock slipped $1.73, or 1.7 per cent, to $97.76 in after-hours trading following the release of the earnings report.Ken Sweet, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Solskjaer appointed as permanent Man Utd manager

first_imgLondon: Manchester United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s permanent manager on a three-year contract on Thursday following a highly successful caretaker spell in charge. The Norwegian, 46, has inspired a dramatic revival of United’s fortunes since taking over from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December, winning 14 of his 19 games and leading the Red Devils to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United, was already a hero to fans as the man who scored the stoppage-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final to complete the treble. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” Solskjaer said in a statement on the club’s website. “It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. “The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far. “This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.” After Mourinho was sacked following a 3-1 loss to Liverpool on December 16, Solskjaer initially arrived from Norwegian club Molde “on loan” until the end of the season. Solskjaer, who spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford as a player, took over with the club in sixth place in the Premier League, 11 points off the top four. But they have lost just once in the league since then and are now in fifth place, just two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, with eight games remaining in the season. The highlight of his reign so far was a dramatic 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 in the Champions League, with United overturning a 2-0 first-leg defeat to reach the quarter-finals on away goals. Solskjaer’s former United teammate Peter Schmeichel tweeted: “Congratulations my friend, it is well deserved. Up and onwards let’s chase some trophies.” Former United defender Gary Neville welcomed the appointment and urged the club to back the new full-time boss financially. “I’m delighted for Ole,” Neville tweeted. “I didn’t think this would happen when he was appointed. However the results and spirit in the club have been incredible since he arrived and he deserves it. He now needs support in the transfer market in terms of finance and the right resource!” Another former United teammate of Solskjaer’s, Rio Ferdinand, tweeted: “Yessss Ole is officially at The Wheel… Signed, Sealed, Delivered! Manager of @ManUtd! I hope my Thank You is in post Ole.”last_img read more

Buckeye Brief Ohio State defensive line scheme change replacing Michael Hill and

With just over a week until Ohio State’s season opener against Indiana on Aug. 31, the Buckeyes have shifted their focus to their Week 1 opponent. Monday afternoon, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson and a group of Buckeye defensive linemen addressed the media. Here is what we learned.Defensive line to “pin its ears back” on first and second downLast season, Ohio State’s talented foursome of defensive ends — redshirt senior Tyquan Lewis, redshirt junior Sam Hubbard, senior Jalyn Holmes and sophomore Nick Bosa — combined for 18.5 sacks, a total less than might be expected given the group’s elite talent. Some of that might be due to opposing offenses’ increased focus on stopping their pass rush. However, there might be another factor to the less-than-anticipated sack totals.Ohio State sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa (left) and redshirt junior defensive end Sam Hubbard prepare for a drill at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.“Last year, we were more a squeeze front, built a wall, and now this year, we’re playing a tad wider which allows us to get up the ball and allows us to play a little faster,” Johnson said. “This system fits what we have talent wise.”The change was spearheaded by defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, who, Johnson said, has a different philosophy than former co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell. “Coach Fickell, obviously a linebacker coach, we kind of set up all the plays for the linebackers to make and now it’s us pinning our ears back and going instead of waiting,” Bosa said.Bosa said last year he felt frustrated as the ends focused on defending the run on first and second down. This year, that is unlikely to be the case. Though offenses will once again be focused on deterring a ravaging defensive front from reaching the quarterback, a more aggressive, attacking defensive line on first and second downs might result in more sacks by Lewis, Hubbard, Bosa and Holmes.How will Ohio State defensive tackles rotate without Michael Hill?Last Monday, coach Urban Meyer announced redshirt senior defensive tackle Michael Hill would be suspended indefinitely, at least for the first couple of games, for undisclosed reasons. On most teams, a suspension of a returning starter in his fifth year with the program would be a devastating blow. But given Ohio State’s depth, the Buckeyes feel they can overcome the temporary loss of a starter.Ohio State redshirt senior defensive tackle Michael Hill goes through a drill at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.“Mike brings some veteran stuff, he played a lot of football for us last year. But one guy out, next guy up,” Johnson said. “So right now, the guys know that and so we’ve got to find a guy to step up and get it done.”A conglomerate of interior linemen, including redshirt senior Tracy Sprinkle, redshirt sophomores Robert Landers, redshirt sophomore Jashon Cornell and redshirt sophomore Davon Hamilton and freshman Haskell Garrett, will help serve as Hill’s replacement until he returns.Sprinkle ruptured his patellar tendon in the first week of last season. Despite the seriousness of his injury, Johnson said he expects the redshirt senior to be ready to play in the opening week. Landers is a short, stocky lineman listed at 6-foot-1, 283 pounds. The defensive tackle relies on his quickness and will be pushed into a larger role than he had last season.Hamilton, who missed much of spring practice with a broken foot, might be thrust into a larger role early in the season, along with Cornell and Garrett, due to Hill’s suspension.Hill, the starting nose tackle, racked up 21 tackles, including four for a loss, last season. Being a BosaLast season, Bosa burst onto the scene last season with seven tackles for loss and five sacks, the second most, behind his brother Joey (7.5 sacks), of any Buckeye true freshman since Meyer was hired as Ohio State head coach. That being said, expectations are high for him to increase that total and disrupt even more quarterbacks in 2017.Ohio State sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa runs through a drill at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor“I remember last year, he didn’t really practice much at the tempo that he needed to do to get him ready because of the ACL injury he suffered in high school,” Meyer said. “He’s ridiculous right now.”Though Nick said the knee injury didn’t affect his play last year, he admitted it was tough being thrown into the rotation as a freshman. And since Ohio State possessed so much depth at defensive end, he wasn’t able to stay in games long enough to gain a rhythm.This offseason, Nick said he has been sending practice film to Joey, who plays for the Los Angeles Chargers, to work on day-to-day improvement. “The thing they both have is the ability to work hard,” Johnson said. “Nick’s a great worker, Joey was a great worker. So they play really hard. They have a burning desire to be the best.”According to the sophomore defensive end, his brother’s help has worked. Though he didn’t want to set specific goals, Nick said he feels like he is reading and reacting quicker to plays.“(We) need some more Bosas,” Meyer joked.Dre’Mont Jones taking the next stepWhen redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones enrolled at Ohio State, he wasn’t even playing the position at which he is now a highly regarded NFL draft prospect. The Cleveland native was the 11th best strongside defensive end in the country in 2015, according to 247Sports composite rankings. Given the former defensive end’s experience rushing the passer from the outside, Johnson sees a potentially disruptive player that can get pressure from the interior of the line.“Play inside on top of the guard, he adds a dimension. It’s like having a defensive end playing three-technique,” Johnson said. “He is a really fast guy playing three-technique who can get one-on-one battles with the guard, and that’s what we want with this team.”Johnson said Jones played well last year, but didn’t disrupt the passer as much as the team expects from its defensive tackles. In his redshirt freshman season, Jones didn’t get a single sack, but picked up four tackles for loss and 52 total tackles.Entering his third year in the program, Jones said he understands he needs to maximize the remaining time, as it is limited. “It’s night and day,” Johnson said. “He’s taken so many leaps and bounds, he really has. He’s gotten stronger in the weight room, he’s much more physical. He’s always been a really bright player.”Since Ohio State will be without Hill for at least a few weeks, Jones will be counted on to make big plays immediately. read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State falls 10 to Michigan on the road

Ohio State senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr (1) prepares to take a goal kick in the second half of the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s soccer team (6-5-1) ended its four-game unbeaten streak on Friday, falling to Michigan (8-6) in Ann Arbor. In the first 45 minutes of the match, neither team could find its opponent’s net, resulting in both teams staying scoreless, while the Wolverines leading 5-4 over the Buckeyes in shots. Michigan sophomore midfielder Nicki Hernandez, who leads the team with seven goals and five assists this season, notched the first goal of the night in the 54th minute of the match, finishing from six yards and giving the Wolverines a 1-0 advantage over Ohio State.Ohio State senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr recorded only one save on Friday night. The Buckeyes concluded the game with a 5-1 edge in corner kicks, a 5-2 lead in shots on goal and recorded 10 shots over the Wolverines eight, while Michigan was able to make five saves over Ohio State’s one. The Ohio State women’s soccer team will travel to East Lansing to take on Michigan State on Sunday at 1 p.m. read more

OFFICIAL Andre Silva sent on loan to Sevilla

first_imgAC Milan and Sevilla have agreed on a loan deal for Portuguese international Andre Silva.Andre Silva is heading out on loan to Sevilla, and the Spanish club will have the option to buy the player at the end of the loan deal. Sportskeeda reports.Andre Silva joined AC Milan last year for a reported fee of €38million.But his first season in Italy was poor. He scored just 2 goals in 24 Serie A appearances.He managed to earn a place in Portugal’s World Cup squad scoring eight goals in 14 Europa League matches.Sevilla via Twitter confirmed his arrival.? We’re delighted to confirm an agreement with @acmilan for the loan of @andrevsilva19! ?Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….➡️ https://t.co/griEBIoq3X#vamosmisevilla #silvamos pic.twitter.com/RS9zRcr0wK— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) August 11, 2018Bas Dost, Vincent Aboubakar, Nikola Kalinic and Michy Batshuayi were all strongly linked with the Andalusians, but they couldn’t manage to sign any of them.Sevilla will be delighted with the arrival of Silva, 22, who will compete with Wissam Ben Yedder and Luis Muriel for a starting spot.If Andre Silva impresses this season, Sevilla can buy the forward outright.last_img read more

Government Commits 70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, February 16, 2018 – Montego Bay – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government has committed another $70 million to assist farmers in Trelawny with the transportation of sugar cane to the Appleton Estate and Worthy Park factories this year.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in Trelawny on Wednesday (February 14), Mr. Samuda said the Government is cognisant of the challenges being faced by farmers since the shutdown of sugar production at the Clarks Town-based Long Pond Factory in the parish a few years ago.“I have been able to support you, so far, and I could never turn my back at this stage when things are so difficult.   And, that is why I said to the Permanent Secretary, only two days ago, that we cannot leave the farmers of Trelawny to suffer the consequences of not having the resources to transport the cane,” Mr. Samuda pointed out.“And so, we decided that we are going to provide the same amount that we provided last year, which was $70 million.  I had said $50 million, but I told him, add $20 million to it, so that we can be assured that all the farmers’ cane will be transported to the factory,” he added.The Minister recounted that the Government had kept the Long Pond Sugar Factory open in the first year of assuming office, but noted that he had indicated, at the time, that this could not be continued, as the “cost of keeping it open was too great for the Government to underwrite”.As a consequence, he said, the Ministry had moved to provide money to assist small farmers in particular, to transport the sugar cane from Long Pond to Appleton Estate in St. Elizabeth and Worthy Park in St. Catherine.Mr. Samuda said he remains highly optimistic that the sugar cane industry will continue to thrive in Trelawny, despite the various challenges, noting that there are forthcoming developments that will give rise to an even greater demand for the produce.  He said that Everglades, owners of Long Pond, continues to pursue its objective of trying to restructure the plant, so that it can produce energy to supply the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company.  This, he noted, will require increased cane production.“I have great hopes… . I have expectations for the expansion of cane in Trelawny, not the contraction.   And even if there is a shift in the kinds of crops, the employment must be maintained and expanded upon, and I will do everything within my power to see to that,” Mr. Samuda said.Release: JIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more