SC rejects Tamil Nadus plea for review of jallikattu verdict

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of the Tamil Nadu government seeking review of the 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for jallikattu events in the state and bullock-cart races across the country.A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman rejected the state governments review petition, filed in 2014 through its Chief Secretary, saying that it was illegal and unconstitutional as the taming of bulls for such an event amounted to “cruelty”.Senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for the state, submitted during the hearing that the jallikattu is not cruel as a whole, and instances of animal torture are isolated cases.The apex court had on January 21 dismissed similar pleas for re-examination of the 2014 judgement.A bench of Justices Gopala Gowda and P C Ghose, during in -chamber proceedings, had dismissed the review petitions filed by some residents of Tamil Nadu seeking reconsideration of the ban order on the controversial bull-taming sport.On January 8, the Centre had issued a notification lifting the ban on jallikattu in Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions, which was challenged in the apex court by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, a Bangalore-based NGO and others.The apex court had stayed the notification.Jallikattu, also known Eruthazhuvuthal, is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of the Pongal harvest festival.The court in its 2014 judgement had said that bulls cannot be used as performing animals, either for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country and banned their use across the country.advertisementThe apex court had declared Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009 as constitutionally void, being violative or Article 254(1) of the Constitution. PTI ABA SJK RKS SClast_img read more

When Mike Tyson hired Donald Trump as his adviser

first_imgSocial media is suddenly abuzz with talks about the relationship that two of the most eccentric Americans share. Their photographs clicked some thirty years back are doing rounds on social media. One was declared as “the baddest man on the planet” and the other is being dubbed as “the most ridiculed president ever”. You might have guessed one of them the least if not both. They are boxing legend Mike Tyson and US President Donald Trump.The sudden buzz on social media has something to do with the month of July. It was in July 1988 that Mike Tyson hired Donald Trump as his chief strategist and adviser. The most common social media joke doing round goes like this: “Mike Tyson hired Donald Trump to be his personal financial adviser. Now Trump is the President of America. The moral is, your employee today could become your President tomorrow. So be fair and considerate to people.”The teaming up of Mike Tyson and Donald Trump is confirmed by a 1988 report published in the New York Times. The daily quoted the then real estate tycoon Donald Trump as saying, “‘Mike Tyson has asked me and I have agreed, to serve jointly, with regard to future decisions about Mike Tyson’s career, including but not limited to the lawsuits going back and forth between Mike and his current manager, Bill Cayton.”This pairing happened within hours of Mike Tyson shocking the world with his 91-second knockout victory over till undefeated heavyweight boxer Michael Spinks. Tyson fired Bill Cayton ending four-year contract.advertisementDonald Trump had organised the fight between Mike Tyson and Michael Spinks to promote his Trump Plaza Hotel And Casino. The fight took place at Atlantic City, New Jersey. Promoting this fight, Trump had then announced, “This is the greatest live gate in the history of professional sports.” Donald Trump and Mike Tyson at an event on July 25, 1990. (Photo: Getty Images)Michael Spinks was the Olympic boxing gold medallist and Mike Tyson was the reigning first boxer to hold all three major belts – WBC (World Boxing Council), WBA (World Boxing Association) and IBF (International Boxing Federation) – at the same time.Incidentally, it was the first UDS 100 million-a-minute fight of Mike Tyson. According to the New York Times report, Trump was hired by Tyson for a substantial fee. The amount of fee was not known. Cayton’s contract earned him a third of what Tyson made inside the boxing ring and outside of it.Their arrangement ran into trouble after the death of Tyson’s co-manager and Cayton’s partner Jim Jacobs. Tyson’s wife, Robin Givens and mother-in-law Ruth Roper started questioning about the amount of money the boxer earned.It is not clear as to when Trump and Tyson first came in touch. But the strain in the relationship between Tyson and Cayton gave Donald Trump ample space to sneak in. Trump is reported to have said that a day before Tyson-Spinks fight on June 27 in 1988, the boxer had expressed his “wish” that the then real estate mogul managed his finances.Trump reportedly paid USD 11 million to organise the fight between Tyson and Spinks. The number of spectators crossed 21,000, who paid more than USD 12 million to watch the contest. And, Trump earned another USD 15 million as gambling revenue at the Trump Plaza casino that night.Tyson-Trump pairing didn’t last long over a long list of issues including an alleged affair between the future US president and boxer’s wife Givens. In 1992, Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison for raping a beauty pageant contestant.When the entire world turned against Tyson, Trump advocated that the boxer be allowed to train and fight, and the money earned in the bouts should be donated to a charity for rape victims. Tyson returned the favour in 2015, when Trump was running for US presidential poll and being criticised for his Islamophobic comments. Tyson, who had converted to Islam during his incarceration, supported Trump in the presidential election.last_img read more

Badminton Nationals: Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to defend women’s singles title

first_imgSaina Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu for the second year running as she claimed the senior national title in women’s singles once again with a 21-18, 21-15 win in Guwahati on Saturday. Saina had defeated Sindhu in the final in the previous edition of the nationals in November 2017 and the two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist was at it again.Saina’s range of strokes was a bit of a trouble for Sindhu even as the Olympic silver-medallist started better. Saina, who is now known to start slowly in her matches, did the same against Sindhu in the final but then stayed neck-and-neck and challenged Sindhu with every stroke.At the break of the first game, Saina led Sindhu by an 11-10 margin but post the break, Saina began to take Sindhu around well to eke out points. Sindhu’s judgement errors did her no good as Saina took an 18-15 lead.The overhead lights got switched off at that point and the match saw a minor stoppage after which Sindhu came back to win two straight points to make it 17-18.However, Saina stuck to her plan and played with a lot of variety and controlled power to take the first game 21-18.The second game started in a similar manner with Sindhu taking a 2-0 lead but Saina hit right back to stay alongside the tall Indian. At one point, Sindhu led Saina 5-3 but the experienced Indian pulled out her deceptive strokes to make it 5-5.From thereon, Saina took control of the proceedings and Sindhu’s judgement and unforced errors were not helping her either. Saina went into the break with an 11-9 lead.advertisementAfter the break, Saina took a 13-9 lead and even though Sindhu tried to stay in touch and fight back, Saina kept her composure and her lines to defend the title.Saina pace and power was just too much for Sindhu to handle on Saturday. Saina showed better strokeplay and judgement on the court and Sindhu would be left to rue her errent performance.Earlier, Sourabh Verma won his third consecutive senior nationals title by defeating Lakshya Sen 21-18, 21-13 in the men’s singles final.Sourabh had also defeated Lakshya for the national title in the 2016-17 edition and came out on top once again on Saturday.Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Chirag Shetty won the men’s doubles title with a 21-13, 22-20 win over Shlok Ramachandran and MR Arjun.last_img read more

Serinda Swan Asks Fans To Join The Million Nets Pledge

first_imgSerinda Swan, actress of USA’s hit summer show, Graceland, is calling for fans and global health advocates to support the millions of women and children living as refugees around the world.Swan, who plays DEA agent Paige Arkin, supports the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, protecting refugee families from malaria.Today, there are more than 50 million refugees and families displaced by violence around the world – and 60 percent of them live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Malaria is a major threat to refugees – it is a leading cause of illness and death in many African countries where Nothing But Nets works. This year, the campaign launched The Million Nets Pledge to protect refugee families from malaria with one million bednets by 2016. This ambitious two-year goal aims to raise $10 million to protect vulnerable people fleeing violence in Central Africa.“I traveled with Nothing But Nets to the Kakuma Refugee Camp on the border of South Sudan,” says Swan. “Malaria has devastating impacts on these families and I hope I can inspire more people to take action and save lives.”This World Refugee Day, Nothing But Nets aims to deliver 10,000 life-saving bednets to protect vulnerable families from this preventable disease. NRS International, a family-owned company that develops and manufactures products for the humanitarian aid, public health and development sectors and its subsidiary, TANA Netting, have joined The Million Nets Pledge and will be matching contributions to Nothing But Nets through the end of June with an in-kind gift of 5,000 nets to protect refugee families from malaria.“Refugee families and children across Africa have faced unspeakable odds,” said Nothing But Nets Director Chris Helfrich. “After all they have endured and survived, these families should not have to fear dying from a mosquito bite. We are committed to protecting them so they can rebuild, be healthy, and thrive.”Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. Nothing But Nets works closely with its UN partners across sub-Saharan Africa to ensure vulnerable populations including children, refugees, and families displaced by conflict are protected from this deadly disease.The Nothing But Nets campaign boasts hundreds of thousands of supporters – from students to athletes to entertainers – who all help to protect families on another continent from the threat of malaria. Anyone can join The Million Nets Pledge and help to send one million nets to protect refugee families from malaria. Click here to take the pledge and help save lives.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement TORONTO – On June 1, ACTRA and the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) are jointly launching HAVEN (Harassment and Violence Emergency Network) Helpline, a bilingual critical incident reporting line available to ACTRA and DGC members across Canada.The HAVEN Helpline will offer 24/7 support from Morneau Shepell, the leading provider of assistance programs in Canada. The Helpline will be available for ACTRA and DGC members to report any harassment incident related to the workplace and set, and will provide additional resources, such as confidential counselling services, and total well-being support. DGC and ACTRA members can access these services by phone, web chat and online through Morneau Shepell’sLifeWorks app. For calls regarding harassment or violence, the caller will always have the option to speak with a counsellor. The HAVEN Helpline and associated counselling services are part of the commitment by ACTRA and the DGC to a trauma-informed approach to responding to harassment in the workplace.“Over the past 18 months, it has become clear a cultural shift within our industry is needed to prevent and reduce harassment. ACTRA has remained dedicated in our commitment to address this issue,” said ACTRA National President David Sparrow. “We hope the launch of the HAVEN Helpline will ensure our members have access to available support resources 24/7 if they experience or witness an incident of harassment in the workplace.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: “We owe it to the courageous individuals who’ve exposed the truth about harassment and misconduct in our industry to have their backs. These resources are a major step forward helping us do just that,” said Tim Southam, President, Directors Guild of Canada.Launching the HAVEN Helpline is the latest step after the DGC and ACTRA became signatory to the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct in March 2018. The creation of reporting mechanisms and support services are two of the steps outlined in the Code to which both organizations committed to address harassment within the film and television industry.The new helpline will be jointly funded by ACTRA and the DGC with additional financial support from AFBS and Telefilm Canada.About ACTRAACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 25,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.About THE DGCThe Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 4,800 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for members including Canadian content conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian screen-based programming. Facebooklast_img read more

Bell launching a new discount prepaid wireless brand called Lucky Mobile

first_imgMONTREAL – Bell is launching a new discount pre-paid wireless brand, Lucky Mobile.The service will initially be available in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia starting Dec. 4.Lucky Mobile will offer service in 17 zones covering most major cities including Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and surrounding areas as well as province-wide and Canada-wide options.Plans will include voice calling and texting as well as other services, while mobile data options will also be available at 3G-equivalent access speeds.The company says Lucky Mobile will also introduce an app that enables talk and text over Wi-Fi next year.Bell is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE).last_img read more

Parliament debates controversial CB bond issue

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said the Government has nothing to hide and so had agreed to the Parliament debate.Opposition leader R. Sampanthan said that an independent commission must be appointed to investigate the allegations. He said that the Central Bank has lost its credibility as a result of the allegations. (Colombo Gazette) He commended the announcement by President Maithripala Sirisena that a Presidential commission will be appointed to investigate the allegations. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Nimal Siripala de Silva said the the Presidential commission will conduct a transparent inquiry and submit a report in three months. Parliament today debated the controversial Central Bank (CB) treasury bond issue.Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake opened the debate by revealing details on Perpetual Treasuries and its involvement on the bond issue. read more

Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by roughly 1 per cent

by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press Posted Jan 27, 2014 4:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight that has threatened to hurt rural lawmakers in an election year.The measure announced Monday by the House and Senate Agriculture committees preserves food stamp benefits for most Americans who receive them and continues generous subsidies for farmers. The House could vote on the bill as soon as Wednesday.The compromise was expected to cut food stamps by about $800 million a year, or around 1 per cent. The House in September passed legislation cutting 5 per cent from the $80 billion-a-year program. The House bill also would have allowed states to implement broad new work requirements for food stamp recipients. That has been scaled back to a test program in 10 states.The Democratic-led Senate had twice passed a bill with only $400 million in annual food stamp cuts, and had signalled it would not go much higher. The White House had threatened to veto the House level of food stamp cuts.Republican House leaders are seeking to put the long-stalled bill behind them and build on the success of a bipartisan budget passed earlier this month. Leaders in both parties were also hoping to bolster rural candidates in this year’s midterm elections.The final bill released Monday would cost almost $100 billion a year over five years, with a cut of around $2.3 billion a year from current spending.Still unclear was how Republicans would get the votes they needed to pass the final bill on the House floor. The full House rejected an earlier version of the farm bill in June after conservative Republicans said cuts to food stamps weren’t high enough — and that bill had more than two times the cuts than those in the compromise bill announced Monday.Some of those conservatives were certain to oppose the lower cuts to food stamps, along with many of the farm subsidies the bill offered.While many liberal Democrats were expected to vote against the legislation, saying the food stamp cuts were too high, Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., have attempted a balanced bill to attract votes from the more moderate wings of both parties. They have touted the bill’s savings and the elimination of a $5 billion-a-year farm subsidy called direct payments, which are now paid to farmers whether they farm or not.The bill would continue to heavily subsidize major crops — corn, soybeans, wheat, rice and cotton — while shifting many of those subsidies toward more politically defensible insurance programs. That means farmers would have to incur losses before they received a payout.House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other House leaders who have wavered on different aspects of the bill over the past several years now appear to be supportive of its passage.House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a statement in support of the bill. He blamed the Senate for not accepting the House’s attempted changes to the food stamp program but said the legislation would “extend these important agriculture programs, achieve deficit reduction, and help give many Americans an opportunity to achieve independence and get back to work.”There were early signs Monday that despite the short time between the bill’s release and the expected House vote Wednesday, some groups would work to build opposition.A coalition of powerful meat and poultry groups, generally strong supporters of the legislation, said Monday they would work against the bill after the heads of the agriculture panels did not include language to delay a labeling program that requires retailers to list the country of origin of meat. Meatpackers say it is too costly for the industry and have fought to have the program repealed in the farm bill.Still, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. was positive as he said on the Senate floor Monday that the Senate would consider the final bill in the next several weeks.The compromise “will reduce the deficit and cut waste and fraud, all while protecting hungry children and families,” Reid said. Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by roughly 1 per cent, continue subsidies for farmers read more

Transcontinental puts newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 18, 2017 8:11 am MDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A TC Transcontinental sign is pictured at the company’s annual general meeting in Montreal on March 11, 2014. Transcontinental has put its newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale, days after selling its holdings in Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes MONTREAL – Transcontinental has put its 93 newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale, days after unloading its publications in Atlantic Canada, but its CEO says he doesn’t expect all of them will be bought.Francois Olivier said he expects to sell more than half of the papers to local entrepreneurs, but likely won’t find buyers for all titles because some of them may be too small or isolated to attract interest.“We will be much smaller, but we don’t think we will be out,” he said in an interview Tuesday. “It’s a good possibility that we end up being still the biggest in Quebec.”The media and publishing firm (TSX:TCL.A) said the sale process involves 91 local and regional weekly publications in Quebec, one in Cornwall, Ont., and the free daily Metro in Montreal, along with their related websites. The company said it expects the process will last several months.Transcontinental entered the publishing business in the mid-1990s. In 2014, it acquired 40 Quebec weeklies from Quebecor Media.The company has since migrated away from the newspaper business, which has been hit hard by falling advertising and circulation revenues.Dwayne Winseck, professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, said the sale is a recognition that the deal was a mistake.“Newspapers were never a big part of their business and so for them to get out of it and for them to go back basically sticking with their knitting in printing in terms of a business decision I think it makes sense,” he said from Ottawa.Last year, Transcontinental sold off its media assets in Saskatchewan, including 13 newspapers, to Star News Publishing. It announced last week the sale of 27 newspapers in Atlantic Canada and the website to SaltWire Network, the publisher of the Halifax Chronicle Herald.Winseck said it is part of a trend that has seen the rise of regional players such as Black Press, Glacier Media, SaltWire and Groupe Capitale Medias decades after the newspaper industry’s consolidation.“This division of the land into regional monopolies is what we are seeing here,” he said.Olivier said the best strategy for Transcontinental was to decentralize its remaining publishing activities by selling to local owners who would contract with Transcontinental for the printing and distribution of the papers.The sale does not include about 15 specialty business, financial and construction publications, including seven purchased from Rogers Publishing, along with education book publishing activities that generate about $100 million in annual revenues.The specialty publications have a more provincial or national scope with a business-oriented readership than the local papers, Olivier said. They also follow a business model that is less reliant on advertising for revenue, he added.While dropping advertising revenues have eaten away at the newspaper business, local publications have fared better than their national counterparts, he said, adding that the ones put up for sale Tuesday are all profitable.Transcontinental plans to keep publishing the newspapers that aren’t sold, he added.“If you would own publications that earn money every week, would you shut them down?”John Hinds, the CEO of Newspapers Canada, said despite the advertising challenges there continues to be interest to purchase newspapers.“There’s been a lot of talk about the state of the industry, but it appears that these newspapers are profit-making enterprises and that there are buyers out there,” Hinds said.“In a way it’s good news for the industry in the sense that there is an active market.” Transcontinental puts newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale read more

Football Ohio States defense must shift focus to Penn State

Ohio State freshman defensive end Tyreke Smith (11) and senior linebacker Dante Booker (52) combine for a sack in the third quarter of the game against Tulane on Sept. 22. Ohio State won 49-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State comes out of its matchup against Tulane as the No. 4 team in the country with an undefeated record, tied for the 17th-best scoring defense in the nation.But even with a win against then-No. 15 TCU under its belt, Ohio State has not played an opponent with the offensive weapons that No. 9 Penn State holds.The Nittany Lions hold the No. 1 scoring offense in the nation with 55.5 points per game, including 63 points in each of their past two games.The best offense Ohio State has played so far is the Horned Frogs, who ranked No. 44 averaging 35.3 points per game.After the 49-6 victory over Tulane, which ranks tied for No. 107 in scoring offense, head coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that Penn State offers a completely different challenge to Tulane’s option-heavy offense.“Completely different. Last week was more of a wishbone-style triple option. This will be a true spread quarterback,” Meyer said. “It’s a much different mindset. You’ve got to make sure you always account for it.”The true spread quarterback is redshirt senior Trace McSorley, who is Penn State’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns (59) with 14 total touchdowns on the season, six of which came on the ground.McSorley is a mobile quarterback, which Ohio State has faced the past two games, but one who offers an even larger threat with his arm. And, as Meyer said, a stronger offensive line in front of him.Meyer also complimented junior running back Miles Sanders and said he expects a very similar team that has given Ohio State a lot of trouble in the past two seasons.“Offensive line is better. And that running back is really good,” Meyer said. “We don’t see much difference at all. Scheme’s very similar to what they’ve done in the past and obviously the quarterback’s the guy that makes it go.”The last time the Buckeyes traveled to Beaver Stadium, they lost to Penn State 24-21, which was their only loss of the regular season. A year later, former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett threw two touchdowns in the final five minutes to defeat the Nittany Lions 39-38.Penn State has proven to be one of the most difficult challenges for Ohio State in recent years, and that will happen again on Saturday.Containing McSorley and Sanders is tough with a healthy roster, but with the loss of junior defensive end Nick Bosa, the Buckeyes will need big plays from other members of the defense to hold back the Nittany Lions’ offense.After the Tulane victory, Meyer said he liked the play of the defense without Bosa, but said, with the style of Tulane’s offense, it will not help them against Penn State.“It’s a much different game today than it will be next week,” Meyer said after Saturday’s game. “I thought they played well. They played only 30 minutes of football and we got ’em out. So the challenge of challenges is coming up.”The “challenge of challenges” will force the Ohio State defense to clean up all the mistakes that occasionally plagued the team thus far.It is another year with another major matchup against Penn State, and the Ohio State defense prepared for an offense that looks very similar to one that Meyer ran for the past four years.“You’re playing with a quarterback that can run. That’s one that manages — we’ve had a lot of yards around here over the last years and years and years because of having that ability to do that,” Meyer said. “That’s a real threat. And that’s something that you have to game plan for.” read more

Vegan groups advert wrongly linking cows milk to cancer is banned

Viva! highlighted that the ad stated the hormones were “linked to” cancer, rather than that they “caused” cancer.In support of the claim, they referred to a range of papers, which they believed showed the presence of more than 35 hormones in cow’s milk, including oestrogen hormones and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1).But the ASA found that the poster breached rules regarding misleading advertising and substantiation, and banned it from appearing again.An ASA spokesman said: “While the claim stated that some hormones in cow’s milk were “linked” to cancer rather than definitively stating that they caused cancer, we considered that consumers would nonetheless interpret it to mean that because of the hormones that were present in cow’s milk, drinking cow’s milk could increase a person’s risk of developing cancer.”We considered that the various sources provided by Viva! constituted adequate evidence that over 35 hormones were present in cow’s milk.”However, we were concerned that the studies were unable to account for confounding factors which could affect the results.”We also noted that the papers referred to other conflicting evidence and all noted the need for additional studies to confirm their findings. The vegan group's advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority 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. The vegan group’s advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority A vegan group’s “misleading” advert linking cow’s milk to cancer has been banned.The poster by activists Viva! triggered two complaints to watchdogs after being seen on buses in Bristol last September.The ad was banned following an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) because Viva! was unable to substantiate claims that hormones in cow’s milk are linked to cancer.The ad featured an image of a cow’s udder and included the claims “Some dairy industry facts we bet you don’t know … Most cows are pregnant when milking. That’s why milk contains 35 hormones, including oestrogen … some of these are linked to cancer. Milk is for babies, so let Viva! wean you off the teat!”Two people complained to the ASA that the ad’s claim “milk contains 35 hormones, including oestrogen … some of these are linked to cancer” implied that drinking cow’s milk could cause cancer, was misleading and couldn’t be substantiated.Viva! said the claim referred to hormones that were naturally occurring in cow’s milk, which increased during pregnancy and were essential for calf development.The campaign group said the claim did not refer to hormone treatments or artificial hormones. “The studies did not support Viva’s assertion that the findings of increased risk of cancer were specifically a result of the hormones present in cow’s milk rather than to other factors.”We therefore concluded the claim ‘milk contains 35 hormones, including oestrogen …some of these are linked to cancer’, as it would be understood by consumers to mean that due to the presence of hormones, drinking cow’s milk could increase a person’s risk of developing cancer, had not been substantiated and was therefore misleading.”He added: “The ad must not appear again in the form complained about.”We told Viva! not to make claims which stated or implied that due to the presence of hormones, drinking cow’s milk could increase a person’s risk of developing cancer.”Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley said: “There’s plenty of scientific data linking milk and other dairy products to an increased risk of some cancers and many researchers are pointing the finger of blame at the hormones naturally present in dairy.” read more

EHF prevents regional league Red light from Vienna for the new project

handballrukometWHRL Womens’ regional WRHL was subject to laughter by all handball factors in the region and wider, due to the fact that it was led in very non-serious manner and non-serious management, failing to even do more than just collecting participation money from the clubs and following the schedule – for example some sort of final tournament would be success. No strategy, terrible schedule, cancelling the F4 tournament this season because of not enough clubs, however, were not a reason enough for the EHF to support a new project which was developed by the Russian businessman – Sergei Samsonenko, who managed to gather sponsors and offer conditions similar to the mens’ SEHA league.At the executive committee meeting of EHF in Umag at the end of June, the league has been cancelled until further notice, probably until next season. With the stopping of this idea, the possibility to see the players of Metalurg, Vardar, Lokomotiva, Podravka, Krim, Brasov and perhaps Hungarian teams, was stopped too.Whether the fear of EHF that the creation of serious league would challenge the EHF Champions League (W) or just solidarity with Slovenian Leopold Kajin, the president of the competition commission of EHF and first man of the non-existant WHRL league.. either way women’s handball is to lose next year. ← Previous Story Men’s U20 EURO 2014 Countdown: Germans won Airport Trophy in Switzerland Next Story → New Face of Handball in Plock! read more

PSG Handball wins Trophee des Champions

DunkerquefrancehandhandballPSG Handballtrophee des champions PSG Handball wins the 2014 edition of the Trophee des Champions. The red-blue have easily defeated the current French champion Dunkerquer with 34-23. Dunkerque were only able to parry until the middle of first half when they had 8-7 advantage in the 18th minute, but still at break the teams went with 14-10 PSG lead. In the second half, with great Thierry Omeyer and Gabor Czaczar on the field, PSG Handball had no trouble, and easily won by 11 goals. ← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 4): First victory for Friesenheim! Next Story → IHF Super Globe 2014: Easy start for Barca read more

FAKE NEWS WELCOME TO HANDBALL – But media isnt only to blame

handball salaryhandball transfers ← Previous Story WOLFF’S TRANSFER, 4 MILLION QUESTION – Bertus Servaas: We don’t offer such a high wages Next Story → Powerful “Lions” winning run in last month – 5 matches, +41! As sport which is in shadow of the bigger products like football or basketball, struggling to get that prefix “global” due clear fact that it is only statistic mistake on the market of North America, China or Australia, handball, the latest, faced with the term of “FAKE NEWS”, established in politics last year during American presidential election.You can guess about whom we are thinking about, and yes, you will be right if you link the whole story with the transfer of Andreas Wolff, which media in several countries called “the biggest ever in handball history”. How it happened that some “serious media” wrote about 3.000.000 transfer fee of the player who will be a free agent in the moment of contract signing and about 4.000.000 EUR for four years of playing at PGE Vive Kielce, where salaries go approx until 40.000 EUR (OMG, rumours, once again) per month? It is firstly question of logic, then journalist’s ethic, intention that handball gets a new dimension and not only “boring one – 40×20” in situation when it is normal in other sports, and on the fourth-place constantly lack open and wide information about salaries/money in our sport.The first two thing we will skip as logic and ethic is something that requires more than one article and certainly, we are not someone to give lessons…But, there is a strong need to point out that these things would not happen in situation of clear relationships and not half-black, but normal and open handball market.Why don’t we know the TOP 10 highest incomes in our sport? Why that has to be a secret in handball and it’s not in other sports? Because we are ashamed with a comparison to the others? Why we don’t have clear situation about market value of the players, their court and off-court potential. Teams, agents and players, in most cases, acting like in their private game which has to be followed by millions of people around, who can only watch 40x20m and don’t care about anything else linked with the stars they follow.Important thing, EHF and IHF still didn’t make serious steps to put regulations on the market of players’ agents and agencies. They don’t have proper licences for those people, who can act without specific education or experience. There is no visible official document on any websites where we can see their names and profiles. They are mostly people who are coming from the shadow, taking 5,7, 10% of the bruto-annual salary of the player, and getting back to the shadow, ready to cooperate with the media only in terms of self-promotion or trying to make a bigger price for their clients.But, it is a past time when media and fans wanted only to count goals and nice assists from players. Now, they want to know all. Handball factors want to stay “small players” in the global sports game where the money is. That is impossible. Only what we have are the rumours, so some L Equipe stats about players wages in all sports, gave as once a year, chance to see where handball practically is. That is the only chance for hundreds of thousands of fans all across Europe to get, not complete, answer on simple question – who is the highest paid handball player in the world? This is also the way to make handball more attractive to the market. If we know how much earn president of some country, why salary of handball players should stay secret? If Stoke City fan knows that for his second defensive Middle-fielder from Peru, if you can find a list of TOP 50 European basketball players…And, of course, it is like a wave. If you don’t have any info, you have to look for it. Speculations start in that specific moment when you crash in the wall of secret. Teams can be anger on media, but only in the case when they are ready to serve them right information in the right moment. In other cases, someone will research, someone will throw millions and billions of dollars, euros, everything, and most of media will just copy-paste in order to get their clicks…So, who is the most paid handball player – Nikola, Mikkel or Laszlo? Who is in TOP 10, Domagoj, Uros, Arpad, maybe Andreas?WRITTEN BY: Zika Bogdanovic read more

Pep plays down Manchester City dynasty ambitions

Pep plays down Manchester City dynasty ambitions

first_imgPep Guardiola played down assertions he is trying to build a dynasty at Manchester City after their League Cup triumph.Guardiola who won multiple trophies as a manager in Barcelona and Bayern is replicating the same feat with the Citizens but has decided to calm talks of a possible dynasty.Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty off the underside of the bar as Manchester City retained the League Cup with a 4-3 victory over Chelsea on Sunday after a keenly contested affair that ended goalless after extra time.Man City set a new record by defending a title for the first time in their entire history and would be hoping to achieve a similar feat in the League.Guardiola told Football 365: ”Of course I’m happy. Compliments to Chelsea, they played an incredible performance. I’m happy to win back to back in this competition for the first time in the club’s history.“The important thing when it comes to penalties is personality and we did it.🏆Pep Guardiola extends his record in major finals to 11 wins from 12 – has won the last 7 without concedingjose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…Jose Mourinho remains the only manager to defeat a Guardiola side in a major final (2011 Copa del Rey)— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 24, 2019“We played incredible players. Chelsea have incredible quality and after the result two weeks ago we knew it would be more difficult. It was a final.“Being in so many competitions is demanding and tough and we have players injured.”When asked if he can build a dynasty at City like he did at Barcelona, Guardiola added: “I’m not going to compare. What we did in Barcelona is unique. This is new players, new club, now we will see how far we can go.”last_img read more

Make in India Foxconn to Create a Million Jobs by Setting up

first_imgTaiwan’s tech giant Foxconn Technology Group is planning to create a minimum of 1 million jobs in India by establishing 10-12 manufacturing units in the country by 2020, according to its chairman.The company aims to establish manufacturing facilities in five states in the begininig, including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, The Economic Times quoted Foxconn chairman Terry Gou as saying.Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, is also looking to establish data centres and incubators in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, besides investing in domestic Internet start-ups, small and medium enterprises and handset manufacturers.”We not just aim to create basic jobs but jobs for skilled manpower in the country,” Gou said.Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding and iPhone assembler Foxconn were in talks with Snapdeal to buy 10% stake in the e-commerce site.Gou mentioned electricity supply, water, logistics, manpower and different tax regulations as some of obstacles that the government need to address for Foxconn to go ahead with its plans in India.”The current government is far more supportive of manufacturing in India than the government 10 years back when it set up a manufacturing plant in Chennai,” Gou added.Gou said that the company plans to make India its “manufacturing hub” not only to meet domestic market requirements but also to serve other markets.Recently, Foxconn is reportedly planning a tie up with Gujarat-based Adani Group to start at least four electronics manufacturing plants in the country.Currently, Foxconn manufactures iPhones and iPads for Apple and Kindle e-book readers for Amazon Inc, besides making electronics equipment for top global tech firms such as Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.last_img read more

Youth hacked dead in Gazipur

Youth hacked dead in Gazipur

first_imgA young man was stabbed to death by miscreants in Moktar Bari area of Tongi in Gazipur on Friday night, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Saikat Hossain, 24, son of Kabir Hossain, a resident of Ershadnagar Dattapara area of the city.Ashraful Hasan, sub-inspector of Tongi police station, said that a gang of miscreants attacked Saikat around 10:00 pm in the area over previous enmity, leaving him critically injured.Later, he was rushed to Uttara Adhunik Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 11:30 pm.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Shaheed Taj Uddin Medical College and Hospital for an autopsy.last_img read more

Global Colonoscopy Market Growing Popularity and Emerging Trends in the Market

Global Colonoscopy Market Growing Popularity and Emerging Trends in the Market

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This airline wants to remove all seats and make you stand while

This airline wants to remove all seats and make you stand while

first_img Friday, June 30, 2017 Posted by This airline wants to remove all seats and make you stand while you fly Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> MEDELLIN — First airlines got rid of the free nuts. Then they shrunk the seats. Now they’re thinking of getting rid of seats altogether?According to the Independent, budget airline VivaColombia is giving new meaning to ‘no-frills flying’ by proposing that all passengers stand while they fly. It says by removing all seats from its planes, it would drive down the cost of fares and allow it to squeeze more passengers into each flight.“There are people out there right now researching whether you can fly standing up. We’re very interested in anything that makes travel less expensive,” said VivaColombia’s founder and CEO William Shaw in an interview with the Miami Herald. “Who cares if you don’t have an inflight entertainment system for a one-hour flight? Who cares that there aren’t marble floors… or that you don’t get free peanuts?”As ludicrous as no seats may be, it’s actually not a new idea. Back in 2003, Airbus pitched the idea of a vertical seat, while in 2010 Ryanair proposed standing areas on its planes, featuring “bar stools with seatbelts”, as then chief executive Michael O’Leary described it.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedBut there’s a reason why the idea of no-seats planes hasn’t come to fruition – it gets a lot of pushback from Civil Aviation Authorities, including Civil Aviation Director Alfredo Bocanegra. He expressed his disapproval on RCN radio, saying that “people have to travel like human beings”.So tell us, do you agree with Bocanegra? Or would you be willing to stand on your flight to save a few bucks?last_img read more