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We must ‘acknowledge the voice of the people’ and ‘transition in grace’

first_img– Advertisement – If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump and the GOP he represents are attempting to steal the election won by President-elect Joe Biden. Republicans like Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Rick Scott, terrified of losing Trump’s base, have been calling our democracy into question. Sadly, this is just another example of the cowardice shown by Republican leadership in the last four years.But not every Republican official is anti-democracy. Mike Boyce, the chairman of Cobb County, Georgia, lost his bid for reelection on Election Day. Boyce is a Republican and lost to his Democratic challenger, Lisa Cupid. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Boyce congratulated Chair-elect Cupid on her victory, telling the news outlet: “I think it’s also important, that as part of this process, that we have a transition in grace, that we acknowledge the voice of the people, we hear them and we move on. I hope that this message gets loud and clear to our national and our state leaders, that this transition in grace is part of the election process.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Ecology and sustainability as a trend that is becoming imperative

first_imgHowever, it is not only about the way of traveling, but also about ecologically aware destinations and accommodation, etc.… Awareness of ecology is growing strongly in our main emitting destination – Germany, which is strongly turning to stimulating the green economy and electric cars. In the coming period, many cities in Germany will ban the driving of diesel cars, and Germany has recently adopted strategic goals in the field of climate protection, worth 40 billion euros by 2030. And that’s just the beginning, because as much as someone thought it was a big expense, how much would it still cost if we didn’t do anything now. We are already feeling the effects of climate change on our skin and it is affecting tourism more than we are aware of. RELATED NEWS: Following a great example of how to tell a story in tourism and promotions in tourism by French National Railways (SNCF), we bring another example of the same company how to send a strong message in a different and efficient way and get attention in the forest of the same and classic campaigns. More and more tourism companies will want to position themselves, and thus promote sustainability and ecology as a comparative advantage and how they are in line with trends. Although, this is no longer just a trend, but a need and demand of a society that is waking up. But this is a long and complex topic, which we will deal with more throughout 2020. The main message of this story is the awareness of ecology and sustainable development, which is becoming more and more pronounced as a motive for travel and an imperative for the development of tourist destinations. Let’s go back to a great promotional video, as a motive for writing this article as a great promotion and storytelling. In the context of ecology and sustainability, they sent a strong message from SNCF. Simple, powerful and clear. Watch the video. The movement of the young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg raised a lot of media dust, and we even got the “Greta effect” which spread primarily to Scandinavian countries, but also to large parts of Europe, encouraging passengers to use environmentally conscious train travel. HOW TO SELL A STORY AND ENCOURAGE TRAIN TRAVEL? THE FRENCH NATIONAL RAILWAY KNOWS THE RIGHT FORMULAlast_img read more

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Putin says Russia dealing better with virus than US

first_imgTopics : Regions are gradually lifting lockdown restrictions and Moscow has reopened non-essential shops and hairdressers.The United States has the world’s largest number of cases by far at 2.07 million.Putin told state television the coronavirus pandemic had exposed “deep-seated internal crises” in the US.He criticized a lack of strong leadership on the virus situation, saying that “the [US] president says we need to do such-and-such but the governors somewhere tell him where to go.” Inequality a ‘long-standing’ US problemPutin also criticized anti-racism protests in the United States for sparking crowd violence, in his first comments on the issue.”If this fight for natural rights, legal rights, turns into mayhem and rioting, I see nothing good for the country,” the Russian leader said in his televised broadcast.He stressed he supported black Americans’ struggle for equality, calling this “a longstanding problem of the United States”.”We always in the USSR and in modern Russia had a lot of sympathy for the struggle of African-Americans for their natural rights,” he insisted.But Putin added that “when — even after crimes are committed — this takes on elements of radical nationalism and extremism, nothing good will come of this.” Putin also described the protests as a sign of “deep-seated internal crises” in the United States, linking the unrest to the coronavirus pandemic, which he said “has shone a spotlight on general problems”.He said he nevertheless expected that the “fundamental basis of American democracy will allow the country to escape this series of crisis events”.The interview was billed as Putin’s first since the start of the pandemic, but it is not clear when it was recorded.  President Vladimir Putin said in a televised interview Sunday that Russia had been more successful in dealing with the coronavirus than the United States.He contrasted the situations in the two countries, saying in Russia, “We are exiting the coronavirus situation steadily with minimal losses, God willing, in the States it isn’t happening that way.”Russia on Sunday confirmed 8,835 new virus cases, taking the total to 528,964, the third highest in the world. center_img Questions over under-reporting deaths In Russia, however, he argued, the government and regional leaders work “as one team” and do not differ from the official line.”I doubt anyone in the government or the regions would say ‘we’re not going to do what the government says, what the president says, we think it’s wrong,'” Putin said of the virus strategy.When the northern Caucasus region of Dagestan suffered particularly hard from the virus, “the whole country rallied to help”, he said.Russia has so far reported 6,948 COVID-19 fatalities, a fraction of the US total of 115,436 deaths, although critics have suggested that the remarkably low number could be down to under-reporting.Russia has now begun giving fuller information on deaths, including cases where coronavirus appeared to be the cause but was not detected by tests, as well as cases where the virus was confirmed but not considered the main cause of death.Using this new method, Russia on Saturday published official figures for virus deaths in April of 2,712, more than twice the figure of 1,152 previously reported by the task force. This represents a death rate of 2.6 percent among those infected, while officials said the death rate for May and early June would be higher. “I think the problem is that group interests, party interests are put higher than the interests of the whole of society and the interests of the people,” he said.last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho responds to Mikel Arteta’s praise and reveals his nickname for the Arsenal boss

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Jul 2020 5:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link156Shares The Spurs manager takes on Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday (Picture: Spurs TV)Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has responded in kind to Mikel Arteta’s glowing praise ahead of the north London derby and revealed he has known the Arsenal coach since he was a schoolboy at Barcelona.The two managers go head-to-head as rivals on Sunday but their relationship dates back decades to when Mourinho was a coach at Barca under Louis van Gaal and Arteta was playing in the club’s famed La Masia academy.Mourinho says he will always have a fondness for Arteta as a result – and has only recently started calling him “Mister” after his move into coaching. Arteta had plenty of praise for Mourinho before they face off on Sunday (Picture: Getty)The respect is clearly mutual, with Arteta having described Mourinho as ‘world-class’ and backing him to win titles again, and the Spurs boss was grateful for those comments, saying his counterpart has a difficult job to turn Arsenal around in the short-term while also building for the future.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about Arteta’s comments, Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference: ‘Look I met Mikel when Mikel was a kid in Barcelona. I was there with Mr Van Gaal, Mikel was a kid. Really, really a kid.‘So I know him from there and when you know these kids at this age, time flies but in the end you always look at them as the kid that you have a great feeling for. When he became Pep’s assistant, in a funny way I started calling him, every time we met, “Mister”, not Mikel anymore. “Mister”. So we had always a laugh on this.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘And of course I like him very, very much. I hope everything goes well for him in his career, but I have to admit in this moment he is at a rival club, a club that fights in this moment for the same things we fight – which is a European position. And I cannot wish him good in this situation.‘The nature of his job is quite similar to mine, is quite similar to Carlo [Ancelotti], which is that you arrive in the middle of the season and then it’s a double focus, which is not easy, which is by one side you want to try and get the best results immediately, but by another side you have an eye on the future. Jose Mourinho responds to Mikel Arteta’s praise and reveals his nickname for the Arsenal boss Advertisementcenter_img Mourinho’s Spurs have been far from impressive since the restart (Picture: Getty)‘What you want is to build your own team. What you want is to start the new season. So for me, for Carlo, for Mikel, it’s this kind of job. When you are in a relegation fight, I would say for example Neil Warnock going there, he knows that he needs a certain number of points to keep his club in the division. He knows exactly what he has to do to do that.‘In our cases I think it’s different, because we are speaking about very important clubs, clubs that want to do better in the future, and this is half now, and half in the future.‘So I think we all are desperate to have end of season, holiday, preparation, pre-season and then the new season. But the reality is that we have to fight for points and in this case points mean a Europa competition position and points means also a special rival feeling between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Jose Mourinho says Michael Oliver was Bournemouth’s Man of the Match vs Tottenham and slams penalty non-callMORE: Jose Mourinho flounces out of press conference as Roy Keane fires dig at SpursFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Reformed Irish SWF could still be used to pre-fund pension liabilities

first_imgUsing the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’s (ISIF) assets to pre-fund the country’s pension liabilities should not be ruled out, the head of the Irish debt management office has said.John Corrigan, outgoing chief executive at the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), said pension provision remained on the government agenda, despite last year’s decision to transform the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) into the ISIF, severing its ties with the pre-funding of state pension liabilities.Speaking with IPE at the fringes of the Mandarine Gestion investment conference in Munich, Corrigan said he was hopeful the ISIF would become an “evergreen fund”, echoing government views that it could act as a perpetual investment vehicle to boost the economy.The government nonetheless retains the ability to use the ISIF for a future banking bailout, with the NTMA (Amendment) Act 2014 giving the minister for Finance the ability to invest assets in “specified securities of a credit institution”. Corrigan also said the government had yet to decide whether the assets within the NPRF’s €13bn directed portfolio – used to support Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Ireland during the financial crisis – would eventually be included in the ISIF, which is set to be funded with the €7bn directed portfolio.However, he warned against seeing the repurposing of NPRF assets to fund the ISIF as the government neglecting pensions issues.“I do think the whole question of pension provision remains on the government’s agenda because we have a huge pension fund sector in Ireland that, it’s fair to say, is not in the best shape,” he said.“That will have to be addressed, and so I would not discount the possibility this fund might one day revert to its original role as a pensions reserve or buffer fund.”The current government has pledged to publish details of reforms to increase the coverage of second-pillar pension savings by the end of 2015.The success of any such reform has been questioned by the Irish Association of Pension Funds, which said recent policies – including the use of NPRF assets to fund the bailout – would leave savers questioning how safe their pensions were.Corrigan also spoke about the challenge of measuring the economic impact, and not just financial performance, of the ISIF’s investments and said the incoming investment committee would be discussing the matter.“We do have a wish-list of sectors to focus on we feel will have the greatest multiplier effect – but that is really about narrowing down the universe, and our real job is to bring our commercial acumen to bear in making investments that generate good returns regardless of the sector,” he said.He added that co-investing with other institutions or acting as a cornerstone investor would lend “peer group validation of the commercial viability of any investment”, as well as help the fund to leverage assets to “get the best bang for our buck”.Ahead of the ISIF’s official launch, expected next month, the NPRF has been making a number of commitments, including to a suite of funds lending to small and medium-sized enterprises and a joint venture with the China Investment Corporation. As of the end of June, it had committed €1.2bn of its €7bn portfolio to upcoming projects.last_img read more

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Swiss scheme tenders unlisted real estate mandate using IPE Quest

first_imgAn undisclosed pension fund based in Switzerland has tendered a $100m (€94.5m) developed-market, unlisted real estate mandate using IPE Quest.According to search QN-2139, the main part of the strategy should be core, with a satellite in non-core.Leverage should be set at 20% on average – and reach no more than 33% – for the core part of the mandate.Geographical allocation should be approximately 40% US and Canada, 40% Europe excluding Switzerland and 20% Asia Pacific. The mandate calls for mixed sector allocation, no blind pools and more open-ended structures than closed-end ones.The client said it would also prefer a segregated fund, but added that it would accept a pooled fund if it could be turned into a segregated fund in future.Interested parties should state performance, gross of fees, to the end of September.The deadline for applications is 11 December.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more

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Sirius seeks extension to Ororo field license amid drilling plan delays

first_imgSirius Petroleum is seeking a further extension from Nigerian authorities to the term of its Ororo field license off Nigeria amid delays with its drilling program on the field.Following a previous report from late February when the Shelf Drilling-owned Adriatic-1 jack-up drilling rig approached total well depth at a license adjacent to Ororo, Sirius said on Friday that the rig has now reached target depth on its current operation and is concluding the testing and logging program.The company is awaiting a further update from Shelf Drilling regarding the release of the Adriatic-1, which is currently stationed in the adjacent license to the Ororo field.In order to preserve its current license, the company is required to bring the Ororo field into production on or before May 1, 2019. Therefore, given the approaching timeline, the company has taken the decision to seek a further extension to the term of the license from the Department of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria, which has already been granted on two previous occasions.To remind, Sirius broke off its previous commitment to use the COSL-owned jack-up rig COSL Force to drill two Ororo wells in favor of Shelf Drilling’s Adriatic-1 rig back in October 2018. This was decided due to maintenance of the COSL Force, which lasted longer than expected causing the delay for Ororo well.Due to its proximity to the Ororo field, Sirius then contracted the Adriatic-1 jack-up, which was scheduled to become available during November 2018. Sirius also felt that the Adriatic-1 met the specifications required for the company’s proposed drilling program at Ororo-2 and Ororo-3.After securing the Shelf rig for the Ororo drilling campaign, Sirius said it would spud Ororo-2 at the earliest possible time during 4Q 2018. However, at the end of December 2018 the Adriatic-1 was still stationed in the adjacent oil block to the Ororo field (OML 95) and working on its contract with another operator, which meant another delay for the Ororo well.Sirius then in February 2019 said that, in the event of delays, it would ask for the extension of the Ororo license term.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

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Morocco arrests 57 in exam cheating scam

first_imgMorocco arrests suspected Islamic State members 57 arrested over exam cheating scam in MoroccoFifty-seven people were arrested across Morocco for their alleged involvement in a high school exam cheating scam, a media report said on Sunday.The suspects were accused of leaking baccalaureate exams questions, posting them online and sending answers to students sitting for the exam on their mobile phones in return for money, Xinhua news agency reported.Those detained were accused of providing “written answers to students in exchange for money,” the General Directorate of National Security (GDNS) said.The investigation “found numerous web pages and social media sites used for leaking test answers.”The scandal erupted after answers for a mathematics test at the Academy of Casablanca, in Morocco’s financial capital, were leaked online, forcing the education ministry to order a resit of the exam.Opposition groups have called for the minister’s resignation.More than half a million students took their baccalaureate exams last week in Morocco, the results of which will be announced on June 24.Related Morocco arrests ISIS recruiterscenter_img Morocco arrests 7 suspected IS supporterslast_img read more

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Benfica players’ houses vandalised after bus attack

first_imgRelatedPosts UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results Champions League: PSG challenge Bayern crown, road to final, possible line up Mourinho rejects Benfica job  The houses of several Benfica players were vandalised hours after the Portuguese champions’ bus was attacked following Thursday’s goalless draw with Tondela, a local newspaper, Tribuna Expresso, reported on Friday.The report said the vandals had spray-painted threats against the players on the houses, adding that one of the homes targeted belonged to star midfielder and Portugal international Pizzi. Benfica did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The team bus was attacked by people throwing stones from a motorway as it was returning from the Estadio da Luz to the club’s training ground.German midfielder Julian Weigl and Serbian winger Andrija Zivkovic were taken to hospital as a precaution after being hit by broken glass.The match was Benfica’s first since the season resumed after being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Although they could only draw against lowly Tondela, they returned to the top of the table on goal difference, but failed to open up a gap on title rivals Porto. Fans were unable to enter the stadium to prevent further spread of the virus, although supporters still greeted the team’s arrival before the match.The Portuguese league’s organising body condemned the attack, which has marred what should have been a triumphant return of the season.“Liga Portugal strongly condemns the cowardly attack on the Benfica squad,” the league said in a statement.“The stoning of the team’s bus is deeply regrettable, especially at a time when Portuguese football has joined forces to resume an activity that means so much to millions of people in our country.”Reuters/NAN. Tags: Andrija ZivkovicEstadio da LuzJulian WeiglSL BenficaTribuna Expressolast_img read more

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US Disney theme parks to go vegan

first_imgVeganism is becoming mainstream in American!Tuesday, the famous theme park Disney announced that plant-based food options would be added to every dining location in their US theme parks.The Florida location will be kicking things off with more than 400 vegan dishes to be available at quick-service and table-service restaurants in Orlando by early October.California’s Disneyland will follow making vegan dishes available in Spring 2020.Beyond park walls, there are a reported 602 places to eat at the Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland Resort in California, near a theme park land or hotel.There are also plant-based food options at the international parks, including the Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai Disney Resort locations, according to reports.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

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Eskridge’s career day highlights safety’s improvement

first_img Published on October 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 As Durell Eskridge starts to come into his own, the safety’s conference and head coach are taking notice.“Durell’s done a really nice job,” Scott Shafer said. “He’s really grown as a player.”Eskridge racked up 13 total tackles and hauled in an interception during Syracuse’s 24-10 win against North Carolina State on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. His performance earned him Atlantic Coast Conference defensive back of the week honors and praise from his coach as he continues to improve.With cornerback Keon Lyn out for the season, Eskridge helped give the Orange a foundation on the back end. N.C. State quarterback Pete Thomas did struggle, but SU’s secondary was as strong as it had been all season against the Wolfpack.The change seems to stem from a greater understanding of the game. Eskridge has always had the athleticism — Shafer has said multiple times how gifted a wide receiver he was in high school — but now he’s working at the mental aspect, taking extra time to study the game with defensive backs coach Fred Reed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He works hard at his football IQ,” Shafer said.His performance on Saturday was a career highlight, but as he continues to improve, Shafer believes days like that one could start to be the norm.“It’s at that point now where he’s starting to turn the corner,” Shafer said, “and he’s starting to become a player that can be really an impact player for us.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Softball: Chloe Miller is making her senior year one to remember

first_img“My catcher Chloe Miller really helps to keep me in the game and keep me focused on the next thing,” said Menz.With two RBIs off a homer in the fifth inning that Sunday, Miller moved moved to third all-time in runs scored by a Badger, and is one homer away from tying that school record.Miller’s career at Wisconsin has been truly one to enjoy. Her improvement over the years has been astounding and her consistency at the plate this season has been truly remarkable.She will look to continue her success as the Badgers finish out the season and fight for a Big Ten Championship. Everyone knew going into the year that senior utility player Chloe Miller was going to put up big numbers in her final year at the University of Wisconsin. But they did not expect those numbers would be this big.She began her illustrious career her freshman season, putting up monster numbers. Her .612 slugging percentage and 1.034 on base plus slugging was a for UW freshman. She tied the UW softball record for most home runs in a season with 12, and recorded 37 RBIs. It was one of the most dominant seasons by a Wisconsin freshman ever, and she has done nothing but improve from there.Though her power numbers dropped her sophomore year, she made up for it with her hitting consistency. She improved her batting average to .349 and got on base 47 percent of the time. Leading the Badgers in doubles, RBIs and hit by pitches, she took a larger role in the Badgers offense while becoming one of the team’s premier hitters.Miller again improved her batting average her junior year, and earned NFCA Great Lakes All Region second team honors. She tied the school record with 59 runs batted in and was one of the Big Ten’s Distinguished Scholar award winners. Her consistency at the plate and in the classroom throughout her first few years made her the centerpiece of Wisconsin’s offense.Softball: Badgers looking to steal Purdue series on the roadIt’s that time of the season. Games are becoming fewer and thoughts of postseason are entering the minds of players, Read…In her senior season, Miller is going out with a bang. She currently leads the team or is tied for the lead in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, home runs and runs batted in. Her quick swing and power at the plate has made her the Badgers most lethal hitter.Throughout the first half of the season, Miller not only established herself as the best hitter on the team, but she also as one of the most dynamic and consistent hitters in the nation. She leads the Big Ten in batting average and slugging percentage.Miller’s .480 average is fifth-best in the nation, and if the year were to end now she would finish fourth all-time in the Big Ten for batting average. Her slugging percentage of .902 places her at sixth in the nation. Her dominance at the plate has carried a Wisconsin team that has averages more than six runs a game.Though she has been a valuable asset at the plate for the Badgers, it is behind the plate where she truly makes a difference. At catcher, she has thrown out five of 11 opponents attempting to steal a base.Men’s basketball: Jordan Hill to leave Wisconsin following May 2017 graduationUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball junior guard Jordan Hill has decided he will not be returning to Madison for his Read…After the win against Iowa April 9, star pitcher Kaitlyn Menz said it was Miller who helped her keep her mindset during high-stress moments.last_img read more

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Vinesh Phogat loses Pre-quarters,can still qualify for Tokyo Olympics

first_img 1 year ago “Don’t break players morale”: Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat slam Haryana Government after cuts in Prize money Last Updated: 17th September, 2019 20:52 IST Vinesh Phogat Loses Pre-quarters,can Still Qualify For Tokyo Olympics Vinesh Phogat’s chances of winning gold got a hit as she lost in the Pre-quarters. The wrestler faced Japan’s Maya Mukaida and lost the match in a 7-0 Vinesh Phogat’s chances of winning a gold medal got a huge jolt when she lost to Japanese reigning world champion Maya Mukaida 7-0 in the pre-quarter-finals of the World Wrestling Championships today. Can still qualify for Tokyo OlympicsThough Vinesh’s chance of winning a gold might be over she still has a chance to win bronze through repechage and earn a spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if her Japanese opponent makes it to the final. If Mukaida reaches the finals then Vinesh will face World no one Sarah Hilderbrandt in her next bout while Mukaida takes on Greek Maria Prevolaraki in the semi-final after decimating Hilderbrandt 12-1 in the quarter-finals. READ: Vinesh Phogat eyes World Wrestling Championship title A great start Earlier, Vinesh had a great start to her campaign she beat Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson 13-0 in the qualifying round. However, Vinesh lost 0-7 in the game as Mukaida dominated the game. The first 60-70 seconds of the game remained without scores as they measured each other. Vinesh lost a point on passivity and from there on, the Japanese began to dominate. A take-down, followed by an expose and another take-down gave the Japanese a commanding 7-0 lead. Vinesh needed to attack but Mukaida’s defence was like an immovable rock. The Indian made two double-leg attacks and also got hold of Mukaida’s left leg but could not convert those moves into points. Vinesh has Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles to her but is yet to win a world title. This became the second consecutive defeat against the Japanese for the champion.READ: World Wrestling Championships: Yogeshwar picks his favouritesOther wrestlers at the Pre-quartersIn other matches involving Indian women wrestler, Seema, Komal Bhagwal Gole and Lalitha Shekhwat all lost in the quarter-final stage of the championship and like Vinesh will wait to see the result of their opponent to whom they lost to have a slim chance of bagging a bronze & qualifying for the Olympics. In the men’s section, Naveen lost his 130kg Greco-Roman repechage match against Estonia’s Heike Nabi 9-0.  Vinesh has Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles to her but is yet to win a world title. This became the second consecutive defeat against the Japanese for the champion.READ: Vinesh Phogat wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland OpenREAD: MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu in line for top national civilian honours LIVE TV FOLLOW US 11 months ago MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu in line for top national civilian honours 11 months ago World Wrestling Championships: Yogeshwar picks his favourites COMMENT WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 17th September, 2019 15:30 IST WE RECOMMEND Written By Suman Ray 1 year ago Vinesh Phogat wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland Open 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat eyes World Wrestling Championship title SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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“Tešanjska vrela” Exporting to Kuwait and US Market is in Plans

first_imgSoon, the citizens of the Arabian Gulf countries will have water from “Tešanjska vrela” available to them, because 150.000 bottles under the name “Natural Spring Water Diamond” has already been shipped. This is big news for producers of water from Tešanj.The Director of this company Ibro Omerbašić said to portal ekapija.com that preparations for export of water to Kuwait lasted several years. A new bottle design was made with the use of ‘shrink sleeve’ labels. These are the most luxurious labels on the market, which was a request from Kuwait.“After the bottles arrive in Kuwait, it will be followed by a period in which we see a dynamic sale on that market, and we could plan the next steps’’, said Omerbašić.He added that with the company from Kuwait they are negotiating new details. The plan is for local customers to send up to two million bottles. Kuwaitis are interested not only to buy water, but also for other investments.In addition to the supplied products to Arab countries, there is also a plan to export to the US, where preparations such as the ones for Kuwait are underway.“Whether this will be realized, we do not know yet, but it is currently going in that direction’’, said Omerbašić.In the US, the quality of “Tešanjska vrela’ water has been confirmed. “Esperanza’’ in at 22nd place at the international fair of water in Berkeley Springs that was held from 23-25 February 2013, and for the second time was named the best water in the world in 2012, and was given the gold medal for quality. In the same competition, “Perrier” took third place.At the beginning of the summer, the distribution for ‘’Esperanza’’ began for the BiH market, which until now was only packaged for well-known buyers outside BiH.Tešanj has long been known for its quality of water whose source is its spring.Omerbašić spoke of the problems with the relevant institutions. The criteria of the EU in terms of water production are met here, but institutions did not come into contact with agencies in European countries, and it happens that every company separately meets the procedures for certain countries abroad. This further complicates and prolongs the operating procedures.This company began production of water 13 years ago and since 2000, is engaged in the bottling and transport of water under the name “Tešanjski dijamant”. After this brand, the mineral water brand “Esperanza’’ was placed on the market, followed by juices “Fruktix” and carbonated drinks “Happy”.(Source: ekapija.com)last_img read more

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Find out which Indian pacer Yuzvendra Chahal has nicknamed ‘yorker queen’!

first_imgAdvertisement 2o3h3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VscqbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1uw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) j7joWould you ever consider trying this?😱6pvCan your students do this? 🌚r9466hRoller skating! Powered by Firework Youngster Navdeep Saini stole the limelight in the 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka; with the hosts registering an easy 7-wicket victory over their southern neighbours on Tuesday. Saini, who scalped two wickets while conceding only 18 runs in his four overs quota, was named the man of the match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore – the very venue where he played against Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy final back in 2018. Soon after, leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, who was not picked for the game, interviewed him (Saini) and Shardul Thakur on his famous Chahal TV and was all praise for his RCB colleague for his flawless yorkers. However, Chahal also took a cheeky dig at Saini by labelling him as ‘Yorker Queen’. Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricketcountry“Since Jasprit Bumrah is the yorker king, so are you yorker queen?” the ever-amusing Chahal joked.India were eager to start their new year on a high note after the first game of the three-match T20I series was abandoned in Guwahati due to heavy downpour. Skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl first as the Indian bowlers put up a fantastic display, restricting the Lanka batsmen to 142 for nine wickets in 20 overs.Although Saini was the star among the bowlers with his sensational figures of 4-0-18-2, Shardul Thakur also impressed the fans, picking up three wickets in the 19th over.With a target of 143, openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul started the Indian innings brilliantly, with their 71 runs partnership. But after their dismissals, it was Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer who put up a 51-run stand for the third wicket, guiding India to a comfortable victory.As for Sri Lanka, only Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick among their bowlers, with two wickets to his name in four overs.The final game of the series will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.You might also like:Fan constructs remarkable Virat Kohli potrait using old phone parts!Sourav Ganguly: Rishabh Pant is a ‘special talent’ but selection depends on selectors Advertisementlast_img read more

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