Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and its online version, MailOnline, in a libel lawsuit relating to articles about his relationship with the British armed forces. Harry sued Associated Newspapers for libel over two articles published in October which claimed he had snubbed the Royal Marines after stepping down as a senior royal. Harry has served for a decade in the British army, and his lawyers said the articles caused considerable damage to his reputation and credibility with veterans. His honorary military titles have been put on hold after he and his wife, Meghan, stepped down as working royals and moved to the U.S. in early 2019.last_img read more

Broadway Shows Will Offer Exchanges Due to Today’s Snowstorm

first_img View Comments At this time, all Broadway shows except for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will provide exchanges for future performances to ticketholders for tonight’s performances only. Hey, does anyone in New York remember what the sun looks like? With another blast of snow hitting the Great White Way on March 5, many shows will offer exchanges to those who cannot make it to the theater due to weather.center_img If you purchased tickets through Broadway.com and are unable to attend a performance tonight, call 1-800-BROADWAY. You can also call for information regarding tonight’s off-Broadway performances.last_img read more

Specialty Filaments to close Burlington plant

first_imgSPECIALTY FILAMENTS, INC., ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF BURLINGTON, VERMONTMANUFACTURING FACILITYBURLINGTON, VT-The Board of Directors of Specialty Filaments, Inc. (“SFI”)announced Friday May 20 that SFI will close its Burlington, Vermont, manufacturingplant. SFI anticipates that manufacturing operations will end at theBurlington plant between July 30, 2005 and September 30, 2005. SFI willincrease manufacturing activity at its Middlebury, Vermont location,continue to offer its full product line and expects no interruption incustomer service.The Board’s decision represents a change in the scope and direction ofSFI’s manufacturing operations. This decision will better align SFI’sfixed-cost structure with its current and anticipated future sales levels.This decision will enable SFI to be a stronger marketplace competitor andwill preserve good manufacturing jobs for Vermonters.Because of the expected increase in manufacturing activity at theMiddlebury, Vermont facility, SFI expects to increase hiring at thatlocation. Although job losses will occur in Burlington, SFI anticipatesthe possibility of making jobs available to displaced workers at theMiddlebury location.SFI has collective bargaining agreements with the UNITE! HERE union atboth the Burlington and Middlebury plants. SFI and UNITE! HERE willbargain over the effects that SFI’s decision will have on the union’smembers employed at the Burlington plant.Reggie Hockenberry, an SFI spokesman, indicated that consolidation ofmanufacturing facilities in today’s global economy is a part of the newbusiness landscape. Foreign competition and customer just-in-timemanufacturing practices require manufacturers to streamline operations andmake more with less if they want to remain competitive.Specialty Filaments, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of filaments andmolded products serving the toothbrush, cosmetic, paint, industrialcleaning, household and food service industries.last_img read more

The night wears on: Daily Kos presidential results live coverage #5

first_img ·Mark Sumner Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 4:55:20 AM +00:00 ·Mark Sumner Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 4:49:16 AM +00:00 ·Mark Sumner Before you break out the calculator, those mail-in ballots would represent a net 860,000 gain for Biden in Pennsylvania, assuming the independents split evenly. If you’ve been nervous about Virginia, a flood of votes have been counted, officially putting Biden ahead — and making all the people who run AP’s projection model breathe a sigh of relief. Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:06:50 AM +00:00 ·Mark Sumner Trump has moved ahead in NE-2.  Stick with us as we continue following the presidential results live, and check in with Daily Kos Elections as they follow the downballot races.Resources:- Advertisement – Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 4:59:02 AM +00:00 ·Mark Sumner – Advertisement – While the rest of the Upper Midwest is still in turmoil, it looks like Biden will hold onto Minnesota. In counties that are reporting < 70% in, Biden is running 2-3 points ahead of Clinton’s numbers from 2016. We’ve seen that happen in several states, only to have it fade away as Election Day votes crowded out early votes. However, in counties like Hennepin, where 94% are already in, Biden leads 70 to 27. Compare with 63 to 28 four years ago.There are actually several counties in MN that are blue at the moment that were red last cycle. Unless there’s a big surprise hiding out there, Biden should keep this one. The Daily Kos Elections guide to every key presidential swing state in 2020.The Daily Kos Elections Nov. 3, 2020 poll closing times map. Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:00:15 AM +00:00 ·Mark Sumner Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 4:50:54 AM +00:00 ·Mark Sumner Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:07:45 AM +00:00 ·Mark Sumner Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 4:53:53 AM +00:00 ·Mark Sumner Hang tight y’all! Nevada election results are coming very soon. Bookmark this website: https://t.co/hh9Yh3obF0. #ElectionNight #NevadaVotes— Nevada Elections (@NVElect) November 4, 2020 CNN is also tipping Ohio to Trump. Still not an official call. Wisconsin still saying they expect to have unofficial results overnight. Michigan may not be in until Friday. Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 4:52:45 AM +00:00- Advertisement - - Advertisement - 2M mail votes left to count in PA. Here is how they break down on party reg: 66% Dem, 23% Rep, 11% NP#Election2020— Mindy “Please Vote” Finn (@mindyfinn) November 4, 2020 Fox News has put Ohio into Trump’s column. It’s not official, but of all the outstanding states it seems the most certain.last_img read more

USS, PGGM invest in portfolio of infrastructure companies

first_imgThe UK’s Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), Dutch pensions company PGGM and Canadian pension fund manager OPTrust are investing €350m in infrastructure debt for Globalvia Inversiones.USS is investing €150m and PGGM and OPTrust are each investing €100m in the form of a convertible loan to Globalvia Inversiones – a portfolio of 20 core infrastructure companies based in seven countries.PGGM and OPTrust are both adding to commitments of €200m each made to Globalvia in 2011, the pension funds said.USS said the structured facility added to its growing portfolio of infrastructure debt and equity investments and matched its strategy of developing private market investment opportunities that fit well with its long-term pension liabilities. Gavin Merchant, senior investment manager for infrastructure at USS subsidiary USS Investment Management Limited (USSIM), said: “Our ability to invest across the capital structure has allowed the deal team to originate and execute this unique opportunity for the scheme.”He said the Globalvia deal was an important new investment that further diversified the pension scheme’s portfolio of infrastructure assets.Globalvia was established in 2007 and is owned by Spanish groups Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas and Bankia.Completion of the deal is subject to approval by the European Commission.USSIM arranged the transaction for USS, and its in-house infrastructure team will manage the investment, which USS said substantially reduced its overall cost of investing in infrastructure.The UK pension fund said the new commitments of €350m from the three pension funds would help Globalvia expand its existing portfolio of 14 toll roads and six light rail assets.last_img read more

Leeds United promoted back to Premier League after 16-year absence

first_imgAfter 16 years, 15 managers, five owners, one relegation to League One, one administration, four play-off defeats and a couple more near misses, Leeds are back. The Pride of Yorkshire, the club of Don Revie, Billy Bremner, Jack Charlton, Allan Clarke, Peter Lorimer, Howard Wilkinson, David Batty, Gary Speed and Lucas Radebe have returned to the Premier League after West Brom’s failure to win at Huddersfield on Friday night. To the list of club legends can be added Marcelo Bielsa and the unassuming Argentinian has become an honorary Yorkshireman because of his achievement in leading Leeds back to the Promised Land. Owner Andrea Radrizzani took a massive gamble when he enticed Bielsa to Elland Road in June 2018 to make him the best-paid manager in the club’s history. For all his fine football and success with Argentina and Chile, Bielsa was tagged as a nearly man because of his failure to win anything in Europe. His critics said his teams always faded in the home stretch because he ran his players into the ground, playing his energy-sapping, high-intensity possession football. Last season’s collapse when Leeds lost to spygate rivals Derby in the play-off semi-finals after topping the Championship for most of the season backed up this criticism. Despite having to sell top scorer Kemar Roofe and teen talent Jack Clarke to balance the books following this failure, Leeds shrugged off this disappointment to be even stronger this season. They have been in the top two for most of the season and have powered towards the finishing line, winning their last four games. Bielsa has also won promotion his way. He has never deviated from his passing style of football, which has inspired the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino. He never bowed to pressure from the fans to start the on-loan Eddie Nketiah or Jean-Kevin Augustin ahead of Patrick Bamford. The South American never lost sight of doing what he felt was best for the team and all his decisions have now been vindicated. Bielsa has improved every player at Leeds – even Pablo Hernandez at 35 – and in Kalvin Phillips they have a future England player. Credit must also go to Radrizzani and after a succession of owners, who failed to deliver for Leeds’ long-suffering fans, the Italian has won promotion three years after taking full control. Director of football Victor Orta has played his part in helping to land Bielsa and also for his wheeling and dealing in the loan market, which would make even Harry Redknapp jealous. Loan stars Ben White, Jack Harrison, Helder Costa and Illan Meslier have all been key to ending Leeds’ 16-year exile from the top flight. The final mention must go to Leeds’ fans and they deserve this moment more than anyone because of what they have endured since 2004. read also:Leeds on verge of promotion to Premier LeagueAt times it did seem that Leeds were damned as they suffered relegation to League One, administration and saw every home-grown talent from James Milner to Clarke sold off. Yet they fans remained loyal and their support has been the one constant during all the years of turmoil. Leeds are back and the Premier League will be all the better for their return. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Interesting Unknown Facts Of Sasha Obama2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?last_img read more

Toomey ‘stable’ after Perth fall

first_imgJockey Brian Toomey is reported to be in a “stable condition” after suffering serious injuries in a heavy fall at Perth on Thursday. The 3lb claimer was partnering Solway Dandy in the Book Now For 2014 Perth Festival Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle when the 11-4 favourite came to grief three flights from home. He was taken to Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital and a spokesperson for NHS Tayside on Thursday night said Toomey was “suffering from a life-threatening head injury”. A statement released by the Injured Jockeys’ Fund on Friday morning read: “Following his fall at Perth racecourse yesterday, jockey Brian Toomey was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. He remains in intensive care in a stable condition and his mother and sister are both with him. It is unlikely there will be a further update for 48 hours.” Toomey is attached to the yard of Kevin Ryan in North Yorkshire and is the boyfriend of the trainer’s daughter, Amy. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Woods having rough time at Hoylake

first_img Press Association Abandoning the tactics which brought him victory at Royal Liverpool in 2006 proved costly for Tiger Woods in the second round of the 143rd Open Championship on Friday. Woods famously used his driver just once in 72 holes on his way to a third Open title eight years ago and was similarly circumspect in an opening 69 on Thursday. However, wayward drives on the first two holes resulted in the 14-time major winner dropping three shots, despite the later starters again appearing to have the best of the conditions. He gave back a shot after three-putting from 40 feet at the third but made birdie on the par-five fifth and 10th. Molinari was one over for his round after nine holes but picked up shots on the 10th, 13th and 14th to join Garcia on six under, one ahead of clubhouse leader George Coetzee who had carded a superb 69 on his 28th birthday in the windier conditions hours earlier. McIlroy moved three shots clear with a birdie on the par-five 10th, although the sheepish grin on his face suggested he felt he had been somewhat fortunate with his chip from heavy rough to the left of the green. It looked certain he would make it five birdies in seven holes on the next, but surprisingly missed from four feet to remain nine under par. Molinari remained six under par with two to play, but Garcia dropped a shot on the 14th after his drive stopped inches short of a gorse bush, prompting the Spaniard to don his waterproofs before edging gingerly into the edge of the bush to pitch back onto the fairway. The Italian completed a round of 70 to set the new clubhouse target on six under, a target matched by playing partner Ryan Moore after the American birdied the 17th and the 18th, the latter after a superb approach to within inches of the hole. Woods had carded 13 pars in succession to remain level par with three holes to play, with the cut currently predicted to fall at two over par. Woods pulled his opening drive so badly that it ended up in thick rough to the left of the fairway on the adjacent 18th, from where he missed the green with his approach and hacked his third shot onto the green and off the other side. From there he chipped on and two-putted for a double-bogey, while his drive on the second also found the rough and his approach ran over the back of the green to lead to a bogey. A run of seven straight pars to the turn left Woods on level par and eight shots adrift of the pace being set by overnight leader Rory McIlroy. McIlroy had also got off to a slow start with a bogey on the first after overshooting the green with his approach, but reclaimed the lead with a birdie on the fifth after narrowly missing from 40 feet for an eagle. The former world number one, looking to become only the third player in the modern era after Woods and Jack Nicklaus to win three majors by the age of 25, also holed from 10 feet for birdie on the sixth. And the Northern Irishman then carded another birdie from close range on the eighth, despite the bizarre scenario of having to wait for an errant pheasant to walk across the green. At eight under par, McIlroy enjoyed a two-shot lead over Ryder Cup team-mates Francesco Molinari and Sergio Garcia, with Garcia enjoying an eventful round so far. The Spaniard bogeyed the first after pulling his drive into rough to the left of the fairway on the adjacent 18th, but responded impressively with an eagle at the par-four second – the same hole where he pitched in with a nine-iron in 2006 – when his approach from the semi-rough dropped into the cup. last_img read more

Mohun Bagan Must Build Own Style Of Play: Kibu Vicuna

first_imgKolkata: Newly appointed Mohun Bagan head coach Kibu Vicuna wants to build a tactically strong team that can play attacking football and have their own identity.In an interview to the club website, Spaniard Vicuna said he was eager to take a look at the young players at the club and build a team that could control the tempo of games but play free flowing football.“We have to build a good team to get the best results. We are working on it. I would like to build a strong team tactically and also to have an offensive style, which will be able to control the tempo of the games,” Vicuna said.Talking about team formations, the 47-year-old stressed the need to have a blueprint of their own. “More than the shapes, we have to build our own style and model of play. I would like to have Mohun Bagan play good offensive football. This is our objective,” said Vicuna who previously had a stint in the Poland First Division league ‘Ekstraklasa’Mohun Bagan finished a disappointing fifth in the 2018-19 season, 14 points behind champions Chennai City and have not won the league since 2014-15.“First we have to train the team and know the players’ abilities. Then, we have to meet with them to know their strengths and their weaknesses. I also like to train individually with players to help them improve their quality. I also want to have a look at the young players of the club,” said Vicuna, a UEFA pro licence holder.Mohun Bagan also appointed Tomasz Tchorz as assistant to Vicuna. The pair has worked together at Wisla Plock in Poland and Lithuanian side FK Trakai.“The staff is very important. We have to work together and hard to get the best results. We have to work in coordinated manner. Second coach, assistant coach, physical coach and goalkeeper coach, we have a lot of work: improve our team, record the training sessions, give players video feedback, make analysis of our team matches, analysis of our opponents, improve tactically as a team, make the players improve individually,” he said.Mohun Bagan have also appointed Ranjan Chowdhury as Vicuna’s other assistant coach.Asked about selecting the Indian players, Vicuna said, “ We are working with the club in order to get the better players. I am watching the games from last season. I gave the club my opinion about players and suggestions about what we need to improve. I also gave the names of some Indian players who play in other teams. Also, I want to see the young players of Mohun Bagan youth teams.”Mohun Bagan have also announced that they have retained eight players to be part of the squad in the 2019-20 season. They are goalkeeper Shankar Roy, defenders Arijit Bagui, Sukhdev Singh, Bikramjit Singh and Gurjinder Kumar, midfielders Shilton D’Silva and Britto PM and forward Azharuddin Mallick.Vicuna’s first challenge will be the Calcutta Football League where Mohun Bagan ended arch-rivals East Bengal’s dominance to win the title after eight years. “We are going to prepare for Calcutta Football League as best as possible. We have to be ready to face everything. We are a professional team and we have to be prepared,” he said.On the age-old rivalry with East Bengal, the Spaniard said, “Yes, I heard about it. In Poland also I have seen the rivalry between Legia Waraw and Polonia Warszawa, Lech Poznan and Polonia Warszawa. In all countries, there are a lot of football rivalries.”Vicuna said he wanted to take up the challenge of coaching in India. “I read a lot about Indian football. Last season, there were a lot of Spanish players and coaches in this country. I had other possibilities, but I felt I had to take up this big challenge.” IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Cricket News Jimmy Neesham contemplated retirement post Champions Trophy stint in 2017

first_img New Delhi: The New Zealand all-rounder, Jimmy Neesham is all set for his first ever World Cup appearance as he was chosen by the New Zealand Cricket to board the flight to England and Wales with the Black Caps team. This good news comes after a tough eighteen months of self-pondering and even contemplating retirement from the game at one time.Neesham made his NZ debut in 2014 and has played 12 Tests, 49 ODIs and 15 T20Is for them. He scored a Test century on debut and has made 709 runs in Tests, 1015 runs in ODIs and 122 runs in T20Is. He also has 14 wickets in Tests, 44 wickets in ODIs and 11 wickets in T20I matches. Considered one of the brightest prospects of the game, Neesham came very close to retiring from the game. Jimmy Neesham contemplated retirement post-Champions Trophy stint.New Zealand was ousted by Bangladesh in Champions Trophy encounter. NZ board has announced their squad for the forthcoming World Cup.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.  “I’m not much of a communicator at the best of times, I’m not sure many New Zealand blokes are, and just being able to talk through a few of the struggles I was having off the field [was good],” Neesham was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.The all-rounder considered retiring from the game and only talk with Heath Mills, the players’ association chief, helped him turn things around and get back on road in cricket. “He convinced me to take a little break and come back three or four weeks later, and obviously, from there I’ve been able to make progress steadily and come back into the fold with Wellington and make this team as well and it’s been a surreal rise, I guess,” Neesham was quoted saying.Neesham moved from Otago to Wellington last winter, a move that helped him set things on track after eighteen months of struggle, which saw him miss a lot of time from the game. This helped him relit the fire he had for cricket and said that he wanted to score hundreds in domestic cricket and dominate it. But not scoring runs put him in a downward spiral and pressure just built on him.last_img read more