They Just Defend: Juergen Klopp Frustrated as Manchester United Stifle Liverpool

first_img footballJuergen KloppliverpoolManchester United First Published: October 21, 2019, 12:52 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Manchester: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp bemoaned Manchester United’s defensive tactics and a controversial VAR call as the European champions’ 17-game winning run in the Premier League came to an end in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.Marcus Rashford’s controversial goal handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling Red Devils a 1-0 half-time lead, but they could not hold out for a much-needed victory as substitute Adam Lallana levelled five minutes from time. Liverpool move six points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, but Klopp still felt his side missed an opportunity to inflict more pain on a United side sitting 13th in the Premier League.”Pretty much everything went against us. Our own performance in the first half as well,” said Klopp, who was left baffled by the VAR decision not to rule out Rashford’s goal for a foul on Divock Origi by Victor Lindelof in the build-up.”I was 100 percent sure VAR will overrule it,” he added. “The ref let the game run because he has VAR but then VAR says then ‘it is not clear’ so we could say it is not a foul. It’s a clear VAR issue in how we deal with it in the moment.”The two most successful sides in English football could not have come into the game in more contrasting form.However, United answered Solskjaer’s calls to rise to the occasion as his switch to a 3-5-2 formation restricted the league leaders to precious few chances.”When we come here this year, last year and the year before they just defend. It’s not criticism, it’s just a fact,” added Klopp.”The quality they have, (when they) set up like that, it’s really difficult. It’s no excuse, we needed to do better.”We are a good team and it’s normal people think about how they stop us.”‘IT’S NOT BASKETBALL’United had not scored in their two previous matches prior to the international break, but finally produced a moment of quality going forward to take the lead, even if fortune was also on their side for the goal to stand.After Lindelof and Origi’s coming together, Daniel James’s cross perfectly picked out Rashford to prod past Alisson.”No chance,” said Solskjaer when asked if he thought it was a foul by Lindelof.”It’s not basketball, he touched him but it’s not a clear and obvious error. I don’t think it’s a foul.”United are now off to their worst league start in 33 years as a point leaves them still just two points above the relegation zone, but Solskjaer is hopeful holding the league leaders proves to be a turning point.”I’m disappointed I can’t sit here and talk about a win, but the performance is very positive,” said Solskjaer. “One point today is the start of something. We need to start winning games.”Liverpool’s frustration only grew before half-time when Sadio Mane outmuscled Lindelof to turn in what he thought was an equaliser, only for VAR to this time rule the goal out for a handball by the Senegalese.Klopp sprinted down the touchline at the half-time whistle, but was unable to change the pattern of the game after the interval as Liverpool continued to dominate possession without creating many chances.Their lack of a cutting edge was not helped by the absence of Mohamed Salah who was missing with an ankle injury.However, Lallana, who had played just 10 minutes in the Premier League this season prior to coming off the bench 20 minutes from time, was in the right place at the right time to make a telling contribution in the title race as he tapped home at the back post from Andy Robertson’s cross. Related StoriesManchester United vs Liverpool: Salah Out Injured but Alisson Returns, De Gea Fit to Start last_img read more

Yoga education committee asks 10 Cr UGC grants to form yoga departments in institutes

first_imgThe Committee on Yoga Education in Universities, formed by the HRD Ministry in January, this year, has recommended that the UGC provide grants of 10 crore to institutions for them to open new departments of Yogic Art and Science.The 12-member committee is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yoga guru HR Nagendra.(Read: HRD Ministry forms committee on yoga education in universities)Where is yoga taught as a discipline in India?In India, yoga is taught as a discipline in 52 institutionsHowever, only 16 of these offer a Master’s degree course in the subjectWhat are the recommendations of the yoga committee?The committee recommended that yoga be included as a subject in NET from this academic year onwards, so that prospective teachers are more likely to consider it as a viable career optionAccording to an Indian Express report, the committee is trying to implement this move by the December NET this year, if not by June  It called for enrolling experts from yoga institutes, such as Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth, into various universities as guest lecturers under the stipulated salary according to the University Grants Commission (UGC) normsIt asked that a separate faculty be created for the discipline under the name of ‘Yogic Art and Science’ instead of listing yoga under disciplines such as education, sports and philosophy”The committee has also recommended that UGC provide grants of Rs 10 crore to universities and colleges for creating Departments of Yogic Art and Science and to run them for a few years,” said a committee memberThe committee suggested that central universities launch six yoga courses at various levels such as – degree, diploma, certificate, post graduate degree/diploma, and researchThere will be two branches of PhD courses– one for general purposes and the other, for therapy”There are a number of yoga paramparas (traditions) that are followed across the country. Our task was to put in place a syllabus that will be accepted by all universities and bring in greater uniformity in this regard. We recommend that it be taught at all universities,” said committee member Pundit Radheshyam Mishra, who is also the director of the Ujjain Yoga Life Society International, in an HT reportNagendra said that the committee had already prepared the syllabus for all the six courses to be offered, and that the NET syllabus for the subject was also ready. The focus in the various courses is reportedly on the practical aspects of yogaThe syllabi for the certificate and diploma courses were developed by Mishra, while Patanjali Yogpeeth prepared the Master’s degree syllabusThe committee will also work on the core and elective courses of the curricula and determine the eligibility criteria of students for joining the Yoga Education Programmes”Since setting up a full-fledged faculty will take time, the committee has suggested the names of several yoga experts who can teach at the universities in the beginning,” said MishraA sub-committee of UGC will soon be formed to write texts on yoga, which will be UGC-published and passed on to central universities.advertisementWhat is the next step?The panel’s suggestions have been submitted to the UGC as a report, which will now be revised by the HRD and the UGC to come out with final directives.How will including yoga as a subject under NET help people?Inclusion of yoga in NET will promote the disciple as a viable career option”Post-graduates in yoga have been unable to get teaching jobs because there was no NET conducted for yoga. We have recommended that it be included as a subject from this academic year itself,” Mishra said.Read: CBSE UGC NET 2016: List of subjectslast_img read more

Olympiakos Beats Kerkyra 3-1, Reclaims Greek League Lead

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Trailing 1-0 at halftime, defending champion Olympiakos beat host Kerkyra 3-1 Sunday to reclaim the Greek league lead.Christos Gromitsaris put Kerkyra ahead in the 16th, but Pape Abou Cisse equalized seconds into the second half, taking the rebound after Alaixys Romao’s header hit the post.Uros Durdevic put Olympiakos ahead with a volley from inside the area in the 65th and three minutes later provided the assist for Marko Marin to make it 3-1.Olympiakos is a point ahead of PAOK, which drew 2-2 at Panionios, and two points ahead of Atromitos and AEK.AEK faces last-place Platanias on Monday and can go top with a win.Also, Asteras beat Levadiakos 2-0 and Panetolikos defeated Larissa 3-1.A couple of hours before PAOK’s afternoon game at Panionios, PAOK fans were involved in a brief but violent altercation with members of Athens’ Pakistani community taking part in a religious festival.PAOK fans who had gathered in Omonia Square, in the Athens center, began taunting and insulting them and soon after assaulted them. Riot police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the crowd. Police say there were no serious injuries and no arrests.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

2nd ODI: Roy, Plunkett star in England’s 38-run win over Australia

first_imgJason Roy’s century trumped Shaun Marsh’s as England beat Australia by 38 runs in the second one-day international to lead the five-match series 2-0 on Saturday.Opening batsman Roy was unruffled by two rain breaks in scoring 120 off 108 balls, and stand-in captain Jos Buttler hit an unbeaten 91 to lift England’s total to 342/8, its highest ODI score against Australia.Marsh kept the visitors in the hunt with a gritty 131 — his first ODI century since 2013 — until he was eighth man out in the 46th over.Liam Plunkett (4-53), who bowled Marsh, and Adil Rashid (3-70) saw off Australia for 304 with 17 balls to spare.How good were these two today @josbutter @JasonRoy20!Scorecard/Videos: https://t.co/mZCRIeGlyL#ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/YFEUcehaFCEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) June 16, 2018″Two (Plunkett and Rashid) great wicket-takers for us over the past few years,” Buttler said. “Adil handled the pressure at the end very well, with batsmen coming after him.”(HIGHLIGHTS)Australia’s top order faltered again after losing the first ODI by three wickets at The Oval.Debutant D’Arcy Short fell for 21 and his opening partner Travis Head for 19, brilliantly snapped up by Alex Hales.Marcus Stoinis (9) and Aaron Finch (0) made no impression and just when Glenn Maxwell (31) looked to turn things on for Australia he holed out at mid on. Australia slipped to 164-5 in the 31st over.Ashton Agar (46) and Marsh provided Australia hope with a 96-run, sixth-wicket stand before Rashid returned and had left-handed Agar stumped off a googly in the 43rd over.advertisementMarsh, who survived two difficult chances at mid-wicket on 5 and 27, hit 10 fours and three sixes before Plunkett clean-bowled him off a slower delivery and ended Australian hopes.”The way Shaun Marsh batted showed we could have chased, but until Ashton came out we didn’t get going,” Australia captain Tim Paine said.Buttler lost the toss as he led England after regular captain Eoin Morgan pulled out just before the toss due to back spasms.Roy featured in four of the innings’ five half-century partnerships after Jonny Bairstow (42) set the tone for a big total in a 63-run opening stand with Roy.Alex Hales (26), Joe Root (22), and Buttler also added at least 50 runs with Roy, who hit 12 fours and two sixes with some powerful drives and pull shots.Roy finally fell in the 36th over to a terrific catch by Paine behind the wickets down the leg side in seamer Kane Richardson’s (2-56) return spell.Buttler took charge and hit eight fours and two sixes in adding 50 runs with Sam Billings. Buttler gave the innings a great finish by hitting Andrew Tye (2-81) for two boundaries off the last two deliveries.The third ODI is on Tuesday at Nottingham.last_img read more

Is The Big 12 About To Make $1B, And How Much Will OSU Get?

first_imgThe Big 12, if you have not heard, wants to expand. At first glance, this seems stupid, and in the long term it probably is. But the short-term money grab is so alluring that it’s likely going to be impossible to keep these 10 teams from grabbing two or four more schools possibly as soon as the 2017 football season.Why?As with most things in life, follow the dollars.As Dennis Dodd of CBS first reported, the deal the Big 12 has with Fox and ESPN will expand as the Big 12 expands. Dollar for dollar. Presumably up to $1 billion ($250 million per team up to four teams) over the rest of the contract (which ends in 2024-25). That’s a lot of money.… Expansion could earn the conference at least an additional $1 billion over the length of its remaining TV rights contract, CBS Sports has learned. If the league expands by four teams, provisions in its contracts with ESPN and Fox provide money for that benchmark. If the expansion is by two teams, the increase would be $500 million.Those rightsholders are contractually bound to provide “pro rata” for any new Big 12 members. That is, any new members would be paid an equal share of the current Big 12 members — approximately $23 million per year.Do you see what’s going on there? Oklahoma State received $30.4 million from the conference this year. Not all of that was TV money, but a lot of it was.  And ESPN and Fox are “contractually bound to provide ‘pro rata’ for any new Big 12 members.”ANY. NEW. BIG. 12. MEMBERS. That means BYU and Memphis or Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin. Any of them. ESPN and Fox just have to hand over the money.That’s insane. Why in the world did ESPN and Fox agree to do this back in 2012?Clay Travis, whom you may know from the Twitters or the internet for having some pretty fire takes, had a take on this, and I found it to be thoughtful and interesting. The Big 12 is probably going to expand, but in doing so it could pocket the money from ESPN and Fox, not give it to its new members and distribute it to the current 10 teams. ESPN and Fox don’t pay individual teams after all but conferences. Then conferences distribute the money. So the Big 12 could feasibly negotiate with two or four teams to pay them less than what ESPN and Fox have agreed to pay the Big 12 for those teams entering the conference.Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby on expansion mindset: “I would call it a sellers market – and we’re the sellers and there are a lot of eager buyers.”— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) July 20, 2016This works for everyone. OSU, WVU and Baylor would have an incentive to bring on Memphis and Colorado State (or whoever) and those teams would still be making more than they are right now with their paltry conference deals (Conference USA only makes $3 million a year!) This is the unintended consequence of splitting the Power 5 conferences and the mid majors so severely.Here’s Travis.The Big 12 can allow all of the schools that want to get into the Big 5 conference club to line up and tell them how little money they need to receive in order to join the Big 12. That is, if a school is, for instance, only willing to take $5 million a year for the next ten years, it could allow $200 million it would be entitled to receive to return to the existing ten Big 12 conference schools to split among themselves.Is the Big 12 actually going to do this? Travis makes the case that the reason it can do it is because the Big 12 doesn’t have a network.It would be a bad look and not sustainable or beneficial in the long term, but it would also be a lot of money. Especially for Oklahoma State. I’m not positive a UConn or Cincinnati would agree to this because it would be hard to compete when you’re essentially being held down by the hand of the current 10 Big 12 teams, but they would also be bringing in a LOT more cash than they are right now.More Travis.If four new schools all agreed to take $5 million a year in TV money, that’s more than they earn now in smaller conferences, in theory the ten existing Big 12 schools could redistribute $800 million to each other over the next decade, or $8 million additional dollars per school.So now you see why Big 12 expansion was revived. It’s not about the future. It’s not about strengthening the brand of the Big 12. The Big 12 is probably going to have a “run for the hills” moment in 2025 when this TV deal is up because of the slack in the current line in TV deals.If that’s the case, why not grab the dough right now and figure out everything else later?If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Are you a fan of tournament hubs?

first_imgWorld Cup Are you a fan of tournament hubs? Goal Survey 23:54 10/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy World Cup trophy Getty Images World Cup Please complete this short survey to help us improve our services. Goal strive to bring you the best footballing experience, with entertaining content, the latest news and live match statistics With that in mind, we are now looking to build dedicated areas on the site around major tournaments.Please take the quick survey below to help us make this the best possible experience possible for you.  skip to first question on page A Tournament Hub is a dedicated area of a website that houses video, data and editorial for a single tournament.   1. Do you use/would you use a Tournament Hub to follow matches? Yes No 2. When do you use/would you use a Tournament Hub? Before the game During the game At half time Afrter the game A combination of the above 3. What competitions have you used/would you use a Tournament Hub for? World Cup Other international competitions Champions League Premier League La Liga Your domestic league matches 4. Does a Tournament Hub improve your football experience? Yes No 5. Why does a Tournament Hub improve your football experience? It allows me to keep up with matches when unable to watch The depth of detail is better than watching a match live It provides talking points I might have missed I can easily share with my friends Data insights the TV might not provide Relevant videos of matches and groups 6. What are the best functions of a Tournament Hub? Up-to-the-minute football news Being up to date on football scores Opportunity for in-game betting Video Data insights all necessary competitions in one place helps build excitement before the match 7. How can a Tournament Hub be improved? Alert me when an exciting game is happening Offer promos for gambling deals Show interesting infographics Allow me to share extracts with my friends Polling feature Fantasy games and prediction games  0%last_img read more

Lewandowski told to focus on Bayern

first_imgTransfers Lewandowski told to focus on Bayern amid Real Madrid links Alex Fisher 21:42 3/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) robertlewandowski - cropped Bongarts Transfers Real Madrid Freiburg v Bayern München Bayern München Bundesliga Robert Lewandowski Jupp Heynckes is unaware of any interest in his striker, but feels the Poland international is already at the ‘summit’ Robert Lewandowski has been urged to focus on Bayern Munich by coach Jupp Heynckes amid reports of a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.Lewandowski’s future at Bayern has been the focus of speculation in recent weeks after he appointed Pini Zahavi as his new representative.Zahavi’s reported involvement in brokering Neymar’s world-record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year added fuel to the reports that the Poland international wants to leave the Allianz Arena. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid have been heavily linked with the striker after a disappointing La Liga campaign in which Karim Benzema has only managed four league goals in 20 appearances.However, with Bayern looking to win a domestic and European treble this season, Heynckes is keen for the 29-year-old’s head not to be turned.”Lewandowski would be well advised to focus on Bayern,” Heynckes said of the forward who has 20 Bundesliga goals this season.”He is internationally one of the best players in his position. Bayern Munich is something very special at European level. “I do not know if that [a move to Madrid] is speculation or dreams. I have no information about that.”If I were a player, I would always decide for Bayern. Bayern is the summit.”last_img read more

Ohio Stadium Reacts To Michigan Trailing Army At Halftime

first_img Cheers from the crowd at Ohio Stadium as the scoreboard shows Army leading Michigan, 14-7.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 7, 2019Shea Patterson has fumbled twice on the afternoon. He’s fumbled twice thus far, and fans in Ann Arbor are calling for a quarterback change.Despite struggling on offense throughout this contest, the Wolverines and Black Knights are now tied. Zach Charbonnet scored his second touchdown of the afternoon to even the score.Losing to Army would decimate Michigan’s chances of making the College Football Playoff. It’d also result in a bunch of backlash for Jim Harbaugh, who is under pressure to take the program to the postseason.We’ll find out very soon if one of the top teams in the country goes down in Week 2. Ohio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)While Ohio State is currently cruising against Cincinnati at home, Michigan is on upset alert against Army. There’s plenty of time for that to change, but for now, the fans in Columbus are laughing at their rival’s expense.Ohio State has done an excellent job of avoiding a potential upset. Justin Fields is proving that his Week 1 performance wasn’t a fluke.It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Michigan, which finds itself in an absolute fight against Army.During the Ohio State-Cincinnati game, the crowed at Ohio Stadium started cheering when it saw Michigan trailing Army on the scoreboard.last_img read more

MP Assembly adjourned till Tue after tribute to Dikshit Jain

first_imgBhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly was adjourned for the day on Monday after paying tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and former state MLA Nemichand Jain. Chief Minister Kamal Nath lauded Dikshit’s qualities as a parliamentarian, CM and governor and said he knew Dikshit when he first became Lok Sabha MP from Chhindwara. He said the departed leader had a good rapport with all 412 Congress MPs when she was minister of state in the PMO, adding that she played a pivotal role in modernising Delhi. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ He said the MP government was working on following the Delhi metro model in the state. The MP CM also praised the contribution of Jain. Leader of Opposition (LoP) Gopal Bhargava said Dikshit was a futurist and visionary who transformed Delhi into a modern capital which mirrors India. Bhargava said he was a colleague of Jain in the 9th and 10th Assembly and remembered him as a leader who never drifted from his ideology. The House observed two-minute silence for the departed leaders and then adjourned till Tuesday morning.last_img read more

Heavy rain likely to cause new or more flooding in several area

first_imgA forecast of heavy rain in waterlogged central Canada and in both the Atlantic and Pacific regions has residents and emergency officials bracing for flood conditions through Friday and the weekend.Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for much of southern and eastern Ontario, where some communities could be soaked with 50-90 millimetres of rain through Saturday.But with the ground already saturated after weeks of rain and spring runoff, the agency says there may be new or additional flooding in many areas.“All parts of Toronto can be affected by flooding and there may be little or no advance warning that localized flooding is imminent,” the City of Toronto warned in a news release Thursday.The city has also warned that the heavily-travelled Don Valley Parkway through the heart of Toronto could be shut down on Friday afternoon should the adjacent Don River overflow its banks.Recent rain and spring runoff have already caused a significant rise in water levels in Lake Ontario, causing some shoreline erosion and localized flooding east of downtown Toronto.Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for much of Quebec, where numerous communities are already coping with overflowing rivers, particularly north and south of the Montreal area and in western Quebec.The agency says another 30 millimetres of rain is likely north of the St. Lawrence River through Sunday while the Montreal area can expect slightly lesser amounts.Eastern Quebec is also beginning to experience flooding due to the rain and melting snow.Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Thursday that 132 municipalities and some 1,400 residences are affected by or threatened by rising waters .“We know that the water level will not drop in the next few days. It is more likely to remain high, or even continue to rise,” he said.Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for a large swath of southern B.C. due to the potential for severe thunderstorms, saying conditions are favourable for the development strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.It said heavy rain associated with the storms, combined with snow melt, will lead to rising river levels and could increase the risk of flooding.The wet weather will also take aim at Atlantic Canada starting Friday night and continuing through the weekend.Environment Canada has posted special weather statements for most of Nova Scotia warning of 50-to-100 millimetres of rain through the weekend while southwestern New Brunswick can expect around 50 millimetres of rain and northwestern areas may receive 20 to 30 millimetres.The agency the additional rain will exacerbate current flooding and advises residents near the Saint John River and its tributaries to remain on alert.last_img read more

UN Peacebuilding Commission to begin assisting GuineaBissau

12 December 2007Guinea-Bissau will become the third country on the agenda of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), the United Nations advisory body set up to help countries emerging from conflict avoid sliding back into war or chaos, after the Security Council backed a request from the Government of the West African country. Guinea-Bissau is expected to formally join Sierra Leone and Burundi on the Commission’s country-specific workload once the PBC holds consultations next Monday on the Security Council’s referral of the situation.The referral comes as the Council heard briefings today from Shola Omoregie, the head of the UN Peacebuilding Support in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS), and from Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).Mr. Costa highlighted the threat that cocaine trafficking is posing to the country and its neighbours in the region, and urged the international community to make sure that Guinea-Bissau receives enough short-term assistance so that it does not collapse.Since 2005, some 33 tons of cocaine have been seized across West Africa, but Mr. Costa said this may be “only the tip of an iceberg,” adding that in Guinea-Bissau the value of the drug trade is greater than the entire national income.“Drug money is perverting the economy and rotting society,” he told Council members. “Using threats and bribes, drug traffickers are infiltrating State structures and operating with impunity.”UNODC said the country’s authorities, particularly its police and justice system, are overwhelmed by the problem and by the alliance between foreign criminal groups and powerful local figures.Later, in a statement to the press, Ambassador Marcello Spatafora of Italy said Council members renewed their concern about the security threat posed by drug trafficking and organized crime in Guinea-Bissau.Mr. Spatafora said the 15-member body supported the extension of the mandate of UNOGBIS and also invited the PBC to provide its initial advice on the situation in the country within 90 days.While it commended the Government’s efforts in pursuing national reconciliation, the press statement stressed the need to hold free and fair legislative elections next year and voiced hope that agreement will be reached soon on a date for the polls. read more

Changes to tax reform proposals aimed at clarifying wealthy are the target

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will belatedly honour his campaign promise to cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent as his government scrambles to undo the damage from weeks of controversy over proposed tax reforms for private corporations.The prime minister is to announce the reduction today, followed later in the week by some changes to the tax reform proposals in a bid to re-establish the Liberals as the champions of middle-class Canadians.That title has been tarnished in recent weeks as doctors, lawyers, accountants, shop owners, farmers, premiers and even some Liberal backbenchers denounced the reforms, contending they’d hurt the very middle class Trudeau claims to be trying to help.The changes are expected to be largely technical in nature, aimed at more clearly targeting the reforms at wealthy individuals who’ve used incorporation of small businesses to gain what the government maintains is an unfair tax advantage.They’re also expected to address concerns the reforms will disproportionately impact women, inhibit the ability of small business owners to save for a rainy day and make it impossible for farmers, fishers and others to pass their businesses on to their children.The addition of a cut to the small business tax rate appears to be the political equivalent of a spoonful of sugar to make the reform medicine go down.Trudeau campaigned in 2015 on a promise to reduce the small business tax rate to nine per cent from 11 per cent over three years.But in the 2016 budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau froze the rate at 10.5 per cent and cancelled a legislated reduction to nine per cent instituted by the previous Conservative government.Faced with an angry backlash to the tax reform proposals, the Liberal government is now reviving the nine per cent promise. According to Liberal MPs, who were briefed at a closed-door caucus meeting early Monday morning, the reduction will be phased in over two years.The opposition Conservatives attacked Morneau for what they described as the Liberals’ flip-flop.“History of small biz tax cut: Tories passed it. Lib platform promised to keep it. Lib budget cancelled it. Now Libs promise to reinstate it,” Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre wrote on Twitter.Morneau has acknowledged that changes are required to address the concerns his reform proposals have triggered.He’s signalled that he’ll ensure angel investors and venture capitalists, whose financing helps start-up companies get off the ground, won’t face unintended consequences.And he’s signalled that he’ll make changes to avoid subjecting companies to additional, onerous red tape, complicating the intergenerational transfer of small businesses or hurting the ability of women entrepreneurs to save money for maternity leaves.The Liberals’ popularity has taken a hit in some opinion polls amid the backlash to the proposed reforms, first announced in mid-July.The damage control effort began with the briefing for Liberal MPs, some of whom have been among the most critical of the proposals. Backbenchers emerged from the meeting saying they feel satisfied that the government has listened to their concerns, although they were not given details of the changes that are to be unveiled in a series of announcements later in the week.“I feel very, very positive. For the first time in a couple months, I’ve got a bit of a smile on my face,” said Saint John, N.B., MP Wayne Long, who was kicked off two Commons committees for voting against the government earlier this month on a Conservative motion calling for further consultations on the proposed reforms.“There wasn’t a lot of specifics today but I’m very, very confident by certainly the tone and messaging of the minister that a lot of these concerns … will be addressed.”The rollout of the tax reform proposals has been a communications disaster for the government, in part because backbenchers were not consulted before the original announcement, Long suggested.“I’m hoping that we can all learn from this and move forward as a team … When everybody on the team feels they’re part of the team, that’s what makes a winning team and I think we’ve turned a corner on that.”Edmonton MP Randy Boissonnault, who had apologized to small business owners for the implied message that they’re tax cheats, said he’s satisfied there’s been a “change in tone already.”“The finance minister has listened. Caucus has been involved and heard very loudly,” he said, adding that business owners have also been heard.Trudeau is to announce the reduction to the small business tax rate later today at a pizza shop in Markham, Ont., accompanied by Morneau and Small Business Minister Bardish Chagger.On Friday, Morneau acknowledged that the government has to do a better job of reassuring middle-class Canadians that they won’t be hurt by the proposals.“The fact that farmers won’t be impacted, we need to make that clear,” he said.“The fact that, you know, small businesses will be able to continue to invest in their business, which is what we want, and won’t be worried about passing their business to the next generation, we’re going to communicate that clearly.”As originally proposed, the plan would restrict income sprinkling, in which an incorporated business owner can transfer income to a child or spouse who is taxed at a lower rate, regardless of whether they actually do any work for the company.It would also limit the use of private corporations to make passive investments that are unrelated to the company and curb the ability of business owners to convert regular income of a corporation into capital gains, which are taxed at a lower rate.Critics have complained that the reforms would hurt entrepreneurs who take personal financial risks when they open a business, impeding their ability to save for retirement or maternity leave and to sock away funds for economic downturns. read more

The Archers Paradox with all those cakes and pork pies why dont

first_imgThe Archers “This is a high-risk group, demographically speaking. The Ambridge cohort is significantly older than the UK population as a whole. Research shows age is a major risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes,” said Christine Michael, editor of the Ambridge Observer blog and author of the tongue-in-cheek paper.She has identified several reasons for the characters remaining in good health. One of them is fitness. Women in Ambridge burn up to 800 calories a week through “high-energy” kitchen activities such as kneading bread, and “competitive gardening” is a popular pastime.Villagers are also far from sedentary. “Birthday cards are always delivered by hand. Messages that could be texted or emailed are always relayed face to face. And residents quite often walk long distances just to ask when a relative will be home for tea or if they would like a coffee,” Michael said. A hearty afternoon tea is part and parcel of life in The Archers. But an academic conference is to address a mystery: if residents of Ambridge regularly tuck in to cakes, biscuits, cheese and pork pies, how come none of them suffer from obesity or type 2 diabetes?Characters from the Radio 4 soap are in “robust metabolic health” despite a diet laden with fat, sugar and salt, the symposium will hear, in a talk entitled: “The Ambridge Paradox: inverse correlations between cake consumption and incidence of metabolic disorders in a defined rural population.”It is based on the French Paradox, a term used in the 1980s by researchers investigating why French people had a low incidence of heart disease despite a diet rich in saturated fat. Cast members of The Archers record a kitchen sceneCredit:Andrew Crowley Show more A number of academics will speak at the two-day conference, which begins in Lincoln today.Dr Grant Bage and Jane Turner, education specialists at the University of Hertfordshire, will ask why primary school life is never mentioned in Ambridge. “School is so important to young families yet we never hear of anyone going to a sports day or a parents’ evening, dealing with homework or children’s friendships. Nobody is a school governor,” they said.”School sometimes comes in when a child reaches 11 – should they go the cathedral school or the comprehensive? But the topic is just brought in as a way to talk about class.”We don’t want to get too serious about it. But the programme is supposed to have a veracity and the lack of conversations about school struck us as unrealistic.” 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.last_img read more

Ryanair passenger filmed racially abusing woman on flight is identified by police

Ryanair passenger (pictured) filmed racially abusing woman on flight is identified by police Ryanair passenger (pictured) filmed racially abusing woman on flight is identified by policeCredit:David Lawrence/PA The woman who was subject to the abuse said she felt “very low” about the incident.Speaking to ITV News, Mrs Gayle, 77, from east London, said: “I feel very low. He pays his fare, I pay mine. So why did he abuse me for that? Because of the colour of my skin.”If I had done that to him, I’m sure they would have called the police.”Ms Gayle said her experience has discouraged her from flying with the low-cost airline in future. A man who was filmed racially abusing an elderly woman on a Ryanair flight has been identified, police have said.Footage posted on social media appeared to show a plane passenger calling Delsie Gayle an “ugly black b—–d” and telling her “don’t speak to me in a foreign language, you stupid, ugly cow”.The incident is believed to have taken place on Ryanair flight FR015 at Barcelona Airport on October 19, before it left for London Stansted.Essex Police said on Tuesday: “We have worked to identify both parties involved in this incident and passed the information to the Spanish authorities who are leading on this investigation.”Our officers will continue to provide assistance where necessary throughout the course of this case.” She continued: “I feel really depressed about it. I go to bed and say: ‘what have I done?'”I haven’t done anything to attack him, it’s because of the colour of my skin I was abused like that.”I decided I would not fly with that airline because they don’t treat you with no respect.”Her daughter, Carol, who was with her mother on the Barcelona flight, criticised Ryanair’s response, and claimed they have not yet received an apology from the airline.She told ITV News: “He should have been moved or taken off the plane and nothing was done.”I know if that was a black person racially abusing an elderly woman the police would have been involved. It would have been a different matter.”Nobody has apologised. We’ve not had nothing. We just want an open apology from Ryanair.”I can’t even watch the video any more, it’s just so upsetting.” 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. read more

Constitutional challenge case set for March 12 at CCJ

The Government’s appeal of the constitutional challenge to the term limits case has been set 10:00hrs on March 12 2018. It will be done via audio-visual recording at the the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).Former Speaker Raphael Trotman and Attorney General Basil Williams were the named respondents in the original constitutional challenge, which was filed by Georgetown resident Cedrick Richardson in the High Court. This court action, among other things, challenged the constitutionally of the National Assembly-sanctioned two-term limits on the Presidency.Guyana’s Court of Appeal ruled in February 2017 that the constitutional amendments by Parliament to limit the amount of times a person can serve as President were unconstitutional. During that February decision, then acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh, was supported by Justice of Appeal B.S. Roy in upholding then acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s decision that the amendments were unconstitutional.The decision which the Appellate Justice upheld signalled that an amendment to the Constitution on presidential term limits, which was enacted when the National Assembly altered Article 90 via a two-thirds vote in 2000, needs a referendum to make a final decision.This enactment was recommended by an across-the-board Constitutional Reform Committee of 2000/2001. This Committee included both Government and Opposition input, and the reform received bipartisan support.Many observers contend that if the CCJ rules in favour of former CJ Chang’s original ruling, it would allow for former Head of State Bharrat Jagdeo to run on the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C’s) ticket at presidential candidate for the 2020 elections. Despite this scenario, the party is seemingly undecided on who will be their presidential candidate for next electionsJagdeo, who now serves as Opposition Leader, had in fact told the press that he is more interested in building his party’s base than being bothered by an ongoing court matter. Jagdeo declared: “When the right time comes, we will decide on a presidential candidate.”His comments followed speculation over his future, he having formerly served as President from 1999 to 2011, and having re-entered the field of active politics.Jagdeo has stressed that he is mostly concerned about ensuring that his party is victorious at the nation’s next polls. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt institutes measure to appeal sovereignty of the people case at CCJApril 28, 2017In “latest news”Sovereignty of people case: Jagdeo assuages public concerns, will remain PPP’s GS regardless of outcomeJune 23, 2018In “latest news”Sovereignty of the people appeal case commences at CCJMarch 12, 2018In “Court” read more

Gaz de schiste le LotetGaronne met en place une mission dinformation

first_imgGaz de schiste : le Lot-et-Garonne met en place une mission d’informationHier, se réunissait à Agen une mission d’information et d’évaluation sur l’exploration et l’exploitation des gaz de schiste. Créée par le conseil général du Lot-et-Garonne, il s’agit de la première du genre.Créée à la demande de la majorité PS du conseil général du Lot-et-Garonne, la mission d’information et d’évaluation sur l’exploration et l’exploitation des gaz de schiste comprend huit conseillers généraux, de gauche et de l’opposition. Ce sont eux qui devront rendre dans six mois leurs conclusions sur les risques qu’encoure la région Midi-Pyrénées suite aux deux demandes de permis d’exploration que le préfet de région vient de recevoir.À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéCette mission a été mise en place spécialement pour répondre à cette question. Les deux demandes formulées concernent Beaumont de Lomagne (Tarn-et-Garonne) et Mirande (Gers), selon le conseil général. Déposée en mars, la demande d’autorisation d’exploration à Beaumont de Lomagne couvre une zone de 10.405 kilomètres carrés. Sont ainsi concernés sept départements au total : le Lot-et-Garonne, le Lot, la Dordogne, le Tarn-et-Garonne, la Haute-Garonne, l’Ariège et le Gers. Il s’agit du plus grand permis jamais demandé en France. Quant à la demande concernant Mirande, faite en mars 2011, elle chevauche celle de Beaumont de Lomagne, dans la partie gersoise.”Nous sommes inquiets, c’est pourquoi nous avons créé cette mission”, explique le président du conseil général, Georges Denys. “Nous allons rencontrer des techniciens, des chercheurs, des associations et des industriels [ … ] afin de connaître les risques encourus”, a-t-il ajouté. “Les techniques pour extraire et exploiter ce gaz nous préoccupent : la moitié du département est concernée par la demande de permis”, a précisé Raymond Girardi membre de cette mission d’information et vice-président du conseil général. Par ailleurs, la loi qui a été adoptée en juillet interdit la technique de la fracturation hydraulique concernant l’exploration, l’extraction et l’exploitation des gaz de schiste. En effet cette technologie est accusée par les défenseurs de l’environnement de polluer les nappes phréatiques et l’air. Déjà, en octobre et en vertu de cette loi, le gouvernement avait annulé trois permis de recherche de gaz de schiste accordés à Total et à l’américain Schuepbach dans le Midi. Le 22 mars 2012 à 20:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Startup Weekend event canceled

first_imgClark County’s up-and-coming startup culture has a slight glitch.Organizer Dave Barcos canceled this weekend’s Startup Weekend, the three-day crash course for entrepreneurs, citing low registrations and conflicting schedules for volunteers.Barcos blamed the tepid registration on the flukes of snow and ice and Super Bowl weekend.“I talked with a few people that were going to register and wouldn’t because of (Super Bowl),” he said. He added that the snow didn’t help.“It just kind of spun people. It was interesting trying to do business in general, with everybody impacted by it. I think we lost a lot of momentum in general,” he said.Barcos, a regular among Vancouver’s burgeoning tech scene, hopes to reorganize and launch the event in May or June.Entrepreneurial events such as Startup Weekend have broken out in such large, tech-driven cities as San Francisco and Austin, Texas. They aim to teach would-be entrepreneurs how to take a product from concept to market, and introduce them to mentors and potential investors.The local edition, in its second year, was scheduled for this weekend back in October, Barcos said. The 54-hour event would have preceded Portland Startup Week, scheduled for Monday through Feb. 10. Clark College was slated to host, with sponsors such as Workforce Southwest Washington and iQ Credit Union. Cost was $100 per person.Barcos added that a low turnout would have been a bad deal for sponsors and local vendors who planned to make the food.“Everybody waits until the last minute for events like this,” he said. “We weren’t going to hit that goal in time to give our vendors enough time (to prepare).”Last year’s event had around 25 people, a turnout he hoped to double this year.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 12 and 18 May are:Employee Benefits Professional of the Year shortlist unveiledRolls Royce Group named UK’s most attractive large employerChiswick Park launches lunch hour summer events programmeTesco staff in Ireland to strike over pay disputeBNP Paribas and Nottingham City Council make benefits team shortlistJP Morgan and Sky make the most engaging benefits proposition shortlist38% feel work has a negative impact on their mental health21% let Friday 13th superstitions affect their working day58% are not confident their benefits package retains and attracts talentMoney.co.uk introduces new volunteering and health benefitslast_img read more

Sensex tumbles 346 points as crude prices rupee concerns weigh

first_imgA broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India.Reuters fileThe equity benchmark Sensex on Monday dived about 346 points owing to an intense fag-end selling mainly in auto and energy stocks as fresh worries about weakening rupee and rising crude oil prices resurfaced.Similarly, the NSE Nifty fell by 103 points to 10,482.20 points. The benchmark Brent crude snapped its four-day losing streak and rose 2.09 per cent to 71.62 per barrel after Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, said on Sunday it will cut oil output from next month, as major producers held a key meeting to discuss shoring up sliding prices.Further impacting domestic market sentiments, the Indian rupee again breached the 73-mark, dropping 57 paise (intra-day) to 73.07 against the dollar.Besides, a caution prevailed among investors ahead of key macro data — the index of industrial production (IIP) for September and CPI inflation for October — to be released later in the day. Mixed leads from most other Asian markets and a lower opening of European shares too fuelled the downtrend.”Markets failed to hold the early gains and lost nearly a per cent, pressurised by weak global cues. Participants were in profit-taking mood from the beginning and mostly sectoral indices traded in tandem with the benchmark index. The decline was widespread and broader market indices too ended with a loss of nearly a per cent each,” an analyst said.The 30-share Sensex opened on a strong footing at 35,287.49 and advanced to scale a high of 35,333.22 in line with a firming trend at other Asian markets and fresh inflows of funds by foreign investors. A man looks at a screen across the road on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai.Reuters fileHowever, profit-booking by investors at better prices wiped out initial gains and the Sensex slipped to a low of 34,756.80 before settling 345.56 points, or 0.98 per cent, down at 34,812.99. During the volatile session, it swung over 576 points on alternate bouts of hectic buying and selling.The gauge had lost 79.13 points on Friday. The broader NSE Nifty slipped below the 10,500-mark by falling 103 points, or 0.97 per cent, at 10,482.20. It touched a high of 10,645.50 and a low of 10,464.05 during the day.Meanwhile, on a net basis, foreign funds bought shares worth a net Rs 614.14 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares to the tune of Rs 337.28 crore on Friday, provisional data showed. Selling was more pronounced in auto, oil and gas, PSU and banking stocks which dragged the indices into the negative zone.Among Sensex constituents, Tata Motors was the worst hit, plunging 4.84 per cent, followed by Hero MotoCorp at 3.82 per cent. Other laggards include PowerGrid 2.87 per cent, Maruti Suzuki 2.64 per cent, Adani Ports 2.61 per cent, Vedanta Ltd 2.59 per cent, Yes Bank 2.24 per cent, M&M 2.06 per cent, SBI 1.86 per cent, Bajaj Auto 1.80 per cent, Asian Paint 1.74 per cent, Coal India 1.55 per cent, HDFC Bank 1.35 per cent and RIL 1.34 per cent.Also, ITC Ltd, HDFC Ltd, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, HUL, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Wipro and ONGC succumbed to selling pressure and lost up to 1.23 per cent.In contrast, Tata Steel, Kotak Bank, Infosys, TCS and L&T emerged gainers, rising up to 1.67 per cent. Shares of oil marketing companies and aviation operators came under selling pressure after the international benchmark Brent crude again breached the USD 71-mark.State-run HPCL, IOC and BPCL lost up to 7 per cent. In the aviation space, shares of Jet Airways and Interglobe lost up to 5.43 per cent. Sector-wise, the BSE auto index was the worst performer by slumping 2.31 per cent, followed by oil&gas 1.94 per cent, PSU 1.92 per cent, power 1.86 per cent, realty 1.60 per cent, metal 1.33 per cent, infrastructure 1.03 per cent, bankex 0.84 per cent, FMCG 0.75 per cent, healthcare 0.72 per cent and capital goods 0.43 per cent.However, consumer durables index remained on the top by rising 1.38 per cent and IT by 0.46 per cent. Globally, in the Asian region, Korea’s KOSPI fell 0.27 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei moved up 0.09 per cent.Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.22 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.12 per cent. In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX down 0.78 per cent and Paris CAC 40 fell 0.28 per cent in their early trade.last_img read more