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Astros owner apologizes after team accused reporter of fabricating story

first_imgThe Houston Astros owner, Jim Crane, has written a letter of apology to a journalist he accused of “fabricating” a story that has overshadowed the team’s World Series campaign.Sports Illustrated’s Stephanie Apstein reported last week that Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman yelled at a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna, who was suspended last year for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto to the Astros. Share on Messenger Apstein’s report said Taubman “turned to a group of three female reporters, including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet, and yelled, half a dozen times, ‘Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so fucking glad we got Osuna!’ The outburst was offensive and frightening enough that another Houston staffer apologized.”The Astros’ initially rebutted the story, saying “[Taubman’s] comments had everything to do with the game situation that just occurred and nothing else”, and accusing the magazine of “fabricating” the report. Days later, after an MLB investigation, the Astros fired Taubman and said his behavior had been inappropriate. They also apologized to Apstein. Topics Share on Pinterest news Since you’re here… Astros lose World Series opener to Nats after sordid week off the field Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Read morecenter_img Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. On Sunday, Apstein tweeted a photo of a letter from Crane that she received on Saturday. “We were wrong and I am sorry that we initially questioned your professionalism,” Crane wrote. “We retract that statement, and I assure you that the Houston Astros will learn from this experience.”The Astros are tied 2-2 with the Washington Nationals in the best-of-seven World Series. Game 5 is on Sunday night in Washington. Houston Astros Share on Twitter Stephanie Apstein (@stephapstein)Astros owner Jim Crane sent me a letter on Saturday retracting the team’s original statement about my story. “We were wrong.”https://t.co/arvGceF4To pic.twitter.com/bw2TZI3fh2October 27, 2019 Washington Nationals US sports Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Alabama’s Recent Scheduling Could Suggest The School Believes The Playoff Is Going To 8 Teams

first_img If there are eight teams selected, it completely changes. Multiple two-loss teams will likely be included, and big non-conference wins will likely matter more. Which could explain why Alabama has now scheduled home-and-homes with Texas, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma over the next 15 years.Pat Dooley of GatorSports.com thinks it could imply that Alabama is playing the long game, assuming the playoff expands:More evidence that smart ads think there will be eight game playoff at some point (and that fans can’t take too many more Towsons and western Carolinas) https://t.co/V6tMzjotjQ— Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) July 29, 2019The playoff isn’t likely to expand in the next few years. But by the time these games roll around? It’s very possible. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how many of them head coach Nick Saban is still around for.The 2019 college football season kicks off on August 24 when Miami takes on Florida. A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Monday, Alabama football announced yet another big-time future home-and-home. The Crimson Tide will head to Wisconsin in 2024 and host the Badgers in 2025.The past few years, Alabama has actually been criticized for its perceived weak out-of-conference scheduling. But it seems like the school’s brass may be changing the way they operate. There could be a reason.The College Football Playoff currently sits at four teams, though many expect it to expand at some point in the future. If it does, it could shift the strategy that big schools employ as they attempt to get their teams into the event.Right now, almost every team in the country has a very small margin of error if it wants to be included. If you’re an Alabama, an Ohio State, a Clemson, an Oklahoma, etc., you might be able to lose one game and sneak in. But no two-loss team has ever gotten into the event.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: England favourites, less pressure on us, says Faf du Plessis

first_img Press Trust of India LondonMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 00:40 IST South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said the team is not worried about the underdog tag at World Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe are going in as underdogs and if that releases some players in the team then that is great: Du PlessisEngland start as favourites against South Africa in the World Cup openerWhether you are favourites or not, you still have to play good cricket: Du PlessisSouth Africa skipper Faf du Plessis ramped up the pressure on hosts England ahead of their World Cup opener on Thursday, saying the pressure will be more on the hosts and tournament favourites.Du Plessis will lead his side out at The Oval against the world’s top-ranked team, which is also chasing its maiden World Cup trophy.England have won 15 of their last 19 ODI series and are the team to beat on home soil.’Chokers’ is a tag South Africa have been used to at World Cups as they are also chasing their first trophy”Whether you are favourites or not, you still have to play good cricket. They deservedly have the tag because they are the home nation and have consistently played good cricket,” said du Plesssis here on Wednesday.”But you will face such different opposition through this tournament so it is about making sure you stay focussed for the whole tournament. England are the favourites so if it means on the day there is less pressure on us then we can play freely.”We are going in as underdogs and if that releases some players in the team then that is great.”For South Africa to stop England in their tracks, taking wickets will be essential.England captain Eoin Morgan claimed their current top seven is the best they have ever had and much of the pre-tournament talk has surrounded the prospect of them becoming the first side to score 500 runs in ODI cricket.The loss of seamer Dale Steyn is a further boost for England, with the 35-year-old ruled out with a shoulder injury.advertisementHowever, South Africa still boast a formidable pace attack led by Kagiso Rabada.”KG does not need any guidance from me. I can speak to him from a tactical point of view but I won’t tell him how to bowl, he knows more than I do.”It is about setting him free. World Cups are for people to perform and KG will want to make this his stage. Dale is a big loss to our team but we expected it. When we picked the squad he was 60 per cent ready so we anticipated for this to happen.”But a fit Dale Steyn makes our attack a strong one so we need to make a few changes to our team for England. Our bowling is one of our X-factors,” the skipper added.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Glad to see smile back on Kuldeep’s face, says Ajit AgarkarAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow South AfricaFollow EnglandFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Faf Du Plessis World Cup 2019: England favourites, less pressure on us, says Faf du PlessisSouth Africa take on hosts England in the 2019 World Cup opener at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday. advertisementlast_img read more

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Thunderstorm dust storm likely in Delhi on Thursday

first_imgNew Delhi: The mercury came down by a notch in the national capital on Thursday, bringing some relief from the sweltering heat, with the weatherman forecasting rain, thunderstorm or dust storm later in the day. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 41 degrees Celsius. The city has been reeling under intense heat for the last few weeks, and on Wednesday saw the mercury touching 42.5 degrees Celsius, while parts of the city registered 44.6 degrees Celsius. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar The minimum temperature recorded on Thursday was 28.6 degrees Celsius. On Wednesday, the city saw a low of 29.8 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological Department said. The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy sky with the possibility of rain, thunderstorm or dust storm. In the morning, the relative humidity was recorded at 50 per cent. On Friday, the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be 42 and 27 degrees Celsius respectively.last_img read more

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Senator Yuen Pau Woo presented by leaders Lab Speakers Series

first_imgIf you are interested in knowing more about the changes happening in the Senate, Senator Woo will shed light on how Senate reform has led the Senate in a direction that is less partisan; more diverse in background, gender, and qualifications. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Comunity Development Institute is hosting their Leaders Lab Series with guest speaker Senator Yuen Pau Woo.On Wednesday, July, 17th, 2019 at the Northern Lights College, Room 202, at 7 pm join in this free talk by Senator Yuen Pau Woo an independent Senator representing British Columbia.last_img

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Rabat Best City to Live in Morocco Survey

Rabat – Two Moroccan cities are included in the 2015 Quality of living Index, an annual survey by the global human resources consulting firm Mercer. According to Mercer’s Quality of Living index, Rabat is the best city to live in Morocco and the seventh in Africa. The kingdom’s capital is ranked 116th in the ranking that assess the quality of living in 230 destinations around the world, while Morocco’s largest and populous city Casablanca is ranked 128th, making it the second best place to live in the country and the eight on the African level.The scores help multinational companies and other employers fairly compensate their employees when sent on international assignments. This year’s edition of Quality of Living Index saw Western European cities take seven places in the top ten. Vienna is ranked the best place to live on the planet. It is followed by Zurich (2), Munich (4), Düsseldorf (6), and Frankfurt (7), with Geneva and Copenhagen in 8th and 9th places, respectively.Across the Middle East and African region, Dubai is ranked highest for quality of living and stands at the 74th place. It is followed by Abu Dhabi (77), also in the UAE, and Port Louis (82), Mauritius. The South African city of Durban is ranked higher than the country’s traditional business centers, Cape Town (91) and Johannesburg (94). The report said that Durban’s higher ranking is mainly due to its high-quality housing, plentiful recreational offerings and good consumer goods availability. However, the city’s crime problems keep it from reaching the top 50.Ranking 230th, Baghdad, the capital of war-torn Iraq received the lowest-ranking in the region and on the overall list.The Quality of Living Survey assesses living condition according to 39 factors, grouped in 10 categories: Political and social environment, Economic environment, Socio-cultural environment, Medical and health considerations, Schools and education, Public services and transportation, Recreation, Consumer goods, Housing and Natural environment. read more

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No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2017 10:57 am MDT Last Updated Mar 26, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas police now say there weren’t shots fired during a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.Authorities initially said Saturday that at least three people entered the store and one of them fired gunshots.But Vegas police and MGM Resorts International later said that there was no gunfire. The sound of glass breaking was misinterpreted, police said.No one was injured, and a suspect was taken into custody.Another initial report indicating an active shooter also proved to be false.Parts of the casino property were closed for the investigation. read more

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Thesis defences — Nov 6 to 10

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Nov. 6 to 10.All are open for the University community to attend.Master of Arts thesis defenceParmida Razavi will defend her Master of Arts in Health and Physical Education thesis by video conference on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon in Academic South 361. Her thesis is titled “How Nonverbal Behaviour and Game Context Alter Athletes Perception: A Study of Nonverbal Influence on Expectancy of Success and Impression Formation in Different Game Scenarios, Immediately after an Opponent’s Mistake.”Her examination committee members include Dr. Brian Roy, Chair; Dr. Philip Sullivan, Supervisor; Drs. David Gabriel and Kimberly Gammage, Advisory Committee members; Dr. Iain Greenlees, External Examiner (University of Chichester). Master of Science thesis defenceSamin Tajik, a candidate in the Department of Physics, will present her Master of Science thesis defence on Friday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in Welch Hall 147.Her thesis is titled “Effect of Rattling Phonon on Superconductivity of KOs2O6.”Her examination committee members are Dr. Michael Bidochka, Chair; Dr. Frank Marsiglio, External Examiner (University of Alberta); Dr. Božidar Mitrovi?, Supervisor; Dr. Kirill Samokhin and Dr. Shayamal Bose, Committee Members. read more

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Austin Peay withstands 2nd half rally beats Ala AM 7361

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Chris Porter-Bunton had 16 points as Austin Peay withstood a second half rally to beat Alabama A&M 73-61 on Saturday night.Austin Peay (4-4) ran out to a 19-9 advantage midway through the first half and went into the break leading 40-23. The Bulldogs opened the second half on a 16-4 run, outscoring the Governors 24-14 in the first part of the second half to close to 54-47 at the midway point. The Governors held off Alabama A&M in the final minutes, making 10 free throws down the stretch to secure the win.Jarrett Givens scored 12 points, and Steve Harris and Jabari McGhee added 10 apiece for the Governors, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.Jalen Reeder led the Bulldogs (0-8) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.The Associated Press

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Sandvik continues to grow its iSeries line of intelligent drills

first_imgSandvik Mining and Rock Technology is growing its i-Series line of intelligent drills. “With three new platforms nearing release, we continue to expand our i-Series line of intelligent drills designed to offer our customers a broader range of hole diameters with single-pass, multi-pass, high and low pressure options. As our platform of the future, the i-Series family comes with an impressive array of advanced features and customer benefits.”All i-Series drills are built around an advanced CAN BUS design with enhanced control systems helping reduce troubleshooting time and increasing availability. “Our scalable (non-bundled) surface drill automation architecture allows for a customised path to the level of automation you need, when you need it. Our OptiMine® solution is an analytics and process optimisation suite that offers a collection of digital solutions targeted to improve efficiency of your mining operations and offers advanced analytics to help identify process improvements via predictive insights. Drills equipped with our patented Compressor Management System can save customers up to 30% on fuel with a proportional increase in engine and compressor life.”The Sandvik DR412i blasthole drill is designed to improve conservation and deliver dependable penetration in the world’s harshest mining conditions. “Constructed for rotary or down-the-hole drilling, the DR412i is automation-ready and built to guarantee reliability while bringing a new level of safety and productivity to any operation. The DR412i is designed for rotary and down the hole drilling applications with a hole range of 216-311 mm. High and low pressure versions are available with single-pass maximum hole depth of 31 m and multi-pass maximum hole depth of 75 m.”“Scheduled to be released in the first half of 2018, the Sandvik DR416i rotary blasthole drill is the largest surface drill in our portfolio, capable of drilling up to 406 mm holes while offering the highest rotational torques and pulldown forces at the lowest possible operating cost.”The DR410i, slated for release in 2019 is the next addition to the i-Series line of intelligent drill solutions from Sandvik. The DR410i is designed for rotary drilling applications with a hole range of 200-225 mm and down the hole applications with a hole range of 152-225 mm. High and low pressure versions are available with single-pass maximum hole depth of 14 m and multi-pass maximum hole depth of 56 m.Scheduled to be released at Electra Mining Africa, September 10-14 the Leopard DI650i completes the surface DTH drill offering for the mining and construction markets. “As with all our surface down-the-hole (DTH) drills, the DI650i offers superior mobility, excellent operator comfort and serviceability and an intelligent DTH control system which can be scaled up in the future with more automated features.”The Sandvik DA555 Rod Loader for both core drilling and reverse circulation enhances safety and productivity. “Its remote-control function combines a whole new level of safety, production and economy. Based on the proven and reliable Sandvik DA554 rod loader, the DA555 reduces manual lifting of drill rods. Standard equipment on the DE800 iSeries, the DA555 Rod Loader is also available as a retro-fit for older Sandvik DE800 hydraulic models.” The patented design incorporates internal jaws inside the cup, clamping the rod during loading operations. This process ensures that the rod joint is secured and torqued correctly to the rotation unit before the rod loader is removed, therefore reducing rod falls.The DA555 loads 3 and 6 m N, H and P sized diamond core and 6 m 2.875, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 size reverse heavy circulation drill rods remotely, keeping the operator at a safe distance of 50 m. Simple to operate and easy to learn, it’s ideally suited for both coring and RC applications.Finally, the new Ranger DXi series pushes boundaries with several new high-performing features for improving the drilling process: “improved drilling coverage equipped with new powerful rockdrill, Sandvik-style intelligence and high fuel efficiency make this drill rig the most powerful and efficient top hammer drill rig in its class. It represents a totally new generation of Ranger product family.” Ranger DX top hammer drill rigs enable drilling coverage of 55 square metres which saves working time and minimises the need to reposition the rig. Despite the rig’s ability to rotate 290 degrees, its counterweight structure ensures stability by maintaining weight opposite the boom. Higher productivity is possible with other new features such as:New rockdrill family with 21-27 kW powerSandvik GT 60 tools deliver higher productivity with straighter 92-127 mm holesiTorque control system enables users to tackle difficult rock with easeImproved operator ergonomics with easy-to-use joysticks and control panels and super-low cabin noise emission levelsJoanne Cooke President, Surface Drilling & Exploration, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology remarked: “We continue to evolve our product offering to meet the ever-changing technology landscape but more importantly to make sure we are delivering exceptional value to our customers. The products we have released to the market along with the soon to be released products reinforce our culture of aggressive innovation and our never-ending focus on our customers whose feedback we have used in the development of these new products.”last_img read more

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Tourisme spatial premier décollage du VSS Enterprise

first_imgTourisme spatial : premier décollage du VSS EnterpriseÉtats-Unis – Le VSS Enterprise, navette spatiale du milliardaire Richard Branson, a décollé hier attaché à son vaisseau de transport pour un voyage inaugural. La navette compte accueillir, en 2011, les candidats pour un voyage touristique dans l’espace.”C’est une journée mémorable pour l’équipe de Scaled Composites et Virgin. Le premier vol captif signifie le début du programme d’essai en vol qui sera extrêmement passionnant et fructueux” a déclaré hier Burt Rutan, l’ingénieur aérospatial américain.Lundi à 7H05 (14H05 GMT) le Virgin Space Ship (VSS) et l’appareil porteur nommé “chevalier blanc” ont décollé en plein désert de Mojave en Californie. Ils ont volé durant 2H54 atteignant environ 13,7 km d’altitude. “Voir le vaisseau spatial fini en décembre a été une étape importante pour nous, mais regarder le VSS Enterprise voler pour la première fois montre la beauté et l’aspect révolutionnaire des engins que Burt et son équipe ont conçu pour nous. Il n’est pas étonnant que le vol se soit si bien passé, l’équipe de Scaled Composites est particulièrement qualifiée pour mener cet incroyable rêve à la réalité” s’enthousiasmait Richard Branson, le fondateur de Virgin Galactic.La navette pourra, dès 2011, transporter six voyageurs pour un vol à 200.000 dollars. Elle se séparera de son “chevalier blanc” à plus de 18 km d’altitude, les touristes de l’espace auront alors une vue imprenable sur la Terre.45 millions d’euros auraient au total déjà été versés par les 330 candidats au vol. Une partie d’entre eux pourra dans moins d’un an concrétiser un rêve partagé par plus d’un amoureux de l’espace.Le 23 mars 2010 à 12:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Paul Walker of Fast Furious Paul Crouch of TBN passes away

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Fast & the Furious fans worldwide have being mourning the death of one of the franchise’s stars, Paul Walker who plays “Brian O’Conner ” in the movies. In a sort of twisted irony, the actor and his friend died in a movie-like car crash in California while he was on his way to a charity event to aid Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Reports are that the Porsche GT Walker was driving flew off the road, slammed into a tree then burst into flames. Officials say speed is a factor. The final Fast & Furious sequel will open in June 2014. Walker was 40 years old. Also passing away over the weekend, another Paul… founder of TBN, Trinity Broadcasting Network Paul Crouch. Crouch had been suffering a degenerative heart disease for years now and was known for his love of shouting praise the lord. TBN is the world’s largest Christian television network. Paul Couch was 79 years old. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Health department issues swim advisory for Crandon North Beach due to bacteria

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. UPDATE (9/6/18): The swim advisory for Crandon North Beach has been lifted. A new advisory is in place for Crandon South Beach and Key Biscayne Beach Club. For more information, click here.______________KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (WSVN) — A swimming advisory has been issued for Crandon North Beach near Key Biscayne.Two consecutive water samples revealed higher-than-acceptable levels of enterococci bacteria, which can make swimmers sick.“The results of the sampling indicate that water contact may pose an increased risk of illness, particularly for susceptible individuals,” a release from the Florida Department of Health said.It is advised that beachgoers stay on shore until new tests come back clean.For more information, visit the Department of Health’s website. last_img read more

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Hanley Wood RCD Form Alliance

first_imgConstruction publishers Hanley Wood and Reed Construction Data have announced an alliance that they say integrates content from RCD’s construction product directory, SmartBuilding Index, with information available through several of Hanley Wood’s Web and tradeshow channels. The aim, they say, is to leverage those existing products, audiences and customer relationships to deliver “the most comprehensive, data and content rich directories in the commercial construction marketplace.”Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton tells FOLIO: that the alliance came about following two meetings he had earlier this year with RCD CEO Iain Melville. “Those two meetings made it clear that RCD had significant information assets but limited ability to distribute them to architects while Hanley Wood had distribution but little or none of the product info that RCD collected as a matter of course,” he says. “That finding suggested a deal was possible, and we struck a deal that will in effect create an online directory of commercial building products that will reside on Hanley Wood as well as RCD sites.”Anton says both companies will sell advertising and sponsorships, and that there is a revenue sharing component to the deal.Reed Construction Data is owned by Reed Business Information, which over the last several months divested nearly all of its magazine publishing assets, except for RCD and Variety. Anton said the alliance does not mark an initial step toward Hanley Wood acquiring RCD from RBI. RCD’s Melville could not be immediately reached for comment.last_img read more

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Yes Bank plans raising 1 billion through QIP

first_imgYes Bank, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, is planning to raise about $1 billion through the Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) offer. The lender bank has hired Goldman Sachs to help it raise the amount.A QIP is simply the process, by which a listed company raises funds by selling its shares to institutional investors. During an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Rana Kapoor, the bank’s CEO and managing director said the QIP would result in diluting between 12-13.5 percent stake, Mint reported.”They have hired Goldman as the lead banker for the offer. They will be hiring more (investment) banks, most likely the same set that was there the last time the bank did a QIP,” a source who requested anonymity was quoted as saying by the publication.The Mumbai-headquartered bank managed to raise about $500 million (about Rs. 2,900 crore) through the same route in May 2014. During the time, it had hired HSBC Holdings Plc, Deutsche Bank, Motilal Oswal Securities Limited, JM Financial Ltd and UBS in addition to Goldman Sachs for the fund raising, Press Trust of India reported.This time the bank plans to raise double the amount.The bank is yet to decide on suitable dates for the QIP offering as it is waiting for the Brexit (U.K. referendum) decision to come through.”They are waiting for the Brexit decision to come out as that is a big uncertainty for the financial markets as of now. Launching such a big deal in the midst of such an uncertain environment would not be prudent,” the source cited above told Mint.The Yes Bank stock was trading at Rs. 1,071.45 at around 1:28 p.m. on Tuesday, down 0.31 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Recap M6 reopen following HGV collision

first_imgThere are three miles queues on the M6 in Staffordshire following a collision. Highways England revealed that only one lane is open travelling southbound between junction 15, Stoke-on-Trent, and 14, Stafford North, following a collision. There are roughly three miles of queues. A spokesman tweeted: “On the M6 southbound, J15 – J14, only one lane open while our Traffic Officers assist the emergency services at the scene of a collision. Approx’ 3 miles of queuing traffic.” Read MoreDetectives hunt ‘masked men’ who assaulted and then burgled a man Traffic monitoring company INRIX reports: “Two lanes closed due to accident, two lorries involved on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A5013 (Stafford North). “In the roadworks area. Lanes one and two (of three) are closed. The sensors indicate that the accident is close to Stafford Services.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.20:30Motorway reopen20:1319:48Travel time 80 minutes19:37Two lanes closed and severe delays due to accident, three lorries involved and spillage on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A5013 (Stafford North). In the roadworks area. Lanes one and two (of three) are closed. Recovery is on scene assisting the traffic officers. 18:24Traffic stoppedTraffic has now been stopped between junction 15 and 14 while Highways England officers deal with the collision.A spokesman said: On the M6 southbound, J15 – J14, our Traffic Officers have temporarily halted traffic while we assist the emergency services at the scene of a collision involving HGVs. Approx’ 4½ miles of queuing traffic. Allow plenty of extra journey time. 18:09Traffic EnglandTraffic England, a traffic monitoring service from Highways England, estimates longer delays. It says:The event is expected to clear between 8pm and 8.15pm. There are currently delays of 50 minutes against expected traffic.18:08Travel time updateTraffic monitoring service INRIX says travel time is around 20 minutes.18:02Accident location (Image: Google Maps/INRIX)last_img read more

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first_imgThe U.S. says the missile defense plan is aimed at fending off an Iranian missile threat, but Moscow has rejected the claim, saying the system may eventually grow powerful enough to threaten Russia’s nuclear deterrent.Lavrov said Russia was ready to continue cooperate with NATO on Afghanistan and other issues. But he voiced grievances about the alliance’s expansion plans and its activities near Russian borders.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s foreign minister says a dispute over the U.S.-led missile defense plans and other frictions have strained Moscow’s ties with NATO.Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow is continuing to seek guarantees that the planned shield wouldn’t pose a threat to Russia’s nuclear forces. He said the failure to negotiate a settlement was rooted in Washington’s refusal to accept any limitations on the missile shield. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Top Stories Top holiday drink recipes Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixlast_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — The best team in the NFC, record-wise, is the Arizona Cardinals.Let that sink in for a moment.This is a Cardinals team that, just two years ago, lost 11 of its last 12 games while finishing with a 5-11 record. This is a Cardinals team that, just last season, was at one point 3-5 with losses to each of its division rivals.It’s the same Cardinals team that has trailed in the fourth quarter of half its wins this season, only to make enough plays to come out on top, like in Sunday’s crazy 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at University of Phoenix Stadium. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact All it took was a 75-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer with less than two minutes remaining and then an incredibly stressful defensive stand.“Survivors. We find a way to win. It’s not always pretty,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday when asked his team’s identity, before lamenting some of his team’s shortcomings in the effort.Is there such a thing as an ugly win? In the NFL, the simple answer is “no.” All too often in the past, the Cardinals made a habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory; all too often the franchise would invent new ways to lose games. Now they find ways to win.“You start winning games in the fourth quarter; you believe you’re going to win,” Arians said of how a team learns to be resilient. “You start losing games in the fourth quarter and doubt creeps in. We’ve been fortunate enough to set that tempo with the first one and build on it all year.”It was once thought the hire of Ken Whisenhunt and his staff turned things around, and it would be foolish not to credit the only coach to ever lead the franchise to the Super Bowl with moving things along. But it is obvious that Arians, the man hired to replace Whisenhunt, has changed this organization’s mindset. “It shifted last year,” safety Rashad Johnson said. “Guys, it was just a shift to where we began to believe, believe that we could win. And as that streak continued to go on, that momentum that we ended last season with last year rolled into this year. “We came into this season expecting to be right where we are right now, in the lead of our division and in control of our destiny. Like I said, it started last year and we all believe. Each and every game we go into, no matter who we play, we’re matched up well enough to get a win.”Dating back to Week 8 of last season, the Cardinals have won 13 of 16 games. Their record over that span is tied with the Denver Broncos for the best in the NFL, and it includes wins over five teams who either made the postseason last year or have a good chance to reach it this season. This season, their great start comes after the defense appeared to be ravaged by injuries, defections and suspensions, and the offense was without its starting quarterback for three games. A look at the statistics would show a team that is 15th in the NFL in passing yards but 28th in rushing yards, along with third in rushing yards allowed but 32nd in passing yards surrendered. The 23.4 points they are scoring per game places them 15th in the league. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals are plus-9 in the turnover department, however, and are converting 43.3 percent of their third downs, good enough for ninth-best in the NFL. They do some things really well, a handful of things alright and a few things really poorly. It’s all added up to a first-place team in what may be the toughest division in the NFL, and though there is still a lot of football to be played, it’s clear the team’s confidence in itself and the Valley’s confidence in the team is on the rise.And why shouldn’t it be? A 6-1 start has never happened in Arizona, and since 1970, nearly 84 percent of the teams that started off with that record have made the playoffs. The combined record of the team’s remaining opponents is 34-32, but the slate includes a pair of matchups with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks as well as contests with playoff contenders Dallas, San Francisco and Kansas City. “I would hope that we’d get one of those pretty games, but against the teams we’re playing it’s going to be survival,” Arians said. “Everybody that we play from here on in is in the thick of it.“The Rams are one of the better teams we’re going to play. They might have the worst record, but they’re one of the best teams we’re going to play. Every game is going to be to the wire probably, but it’d be nice to have one that we played as good as we could play.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Against that group, no win would go unappreciated, no matter how it happens. Win pretty, win ugly, just win. Survive. “If you survive, you win, so I guess that’s a compliment,” Johnson said when asked what he thought about his coach’s description of the team’s identity. “I guess, after (Sunday’s) game I was just like ‘we’re fighters.’ “At the end of the day you’re survivors, you’re fighters, you’re overcomers. I think that says a lot. That says that you’re resilient. That says you can go against the odds of what people may think and you can come out on top, regardless of how it looks at you. Like 20-17 with two minutes to go and we were able to pull it off 24-20. So survivor, fighter; at the end of the day it’s a resilient team that plays for 60 minutes.” – / 22 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more