Order can nix Advani’s chances: Lalu

first_imgEven as the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered reopening of the Babri mosque demolition case, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said the decision could nix chances of BJP veteran L.K. Advani in the presidential race. The RJD chief also asked how could Kalyan Singh remain as Governor even after the Supreme Court order.“Recently, Union Minister Rajnath Singh and other NDA leaders did not turn up at a programme in Patna attended by the President to honour freedom fighters due to my presence. Then how could they make Kalyan Singh as Governor after the court order,” asked Mr. Prasad.The Supreme Court in its order has noted that Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh can be tried only after he ceases to hold the constitutional office.The ruling JD(U) in Bihar too demanded that BJP leaders whose names were mentioned in the court order should be sacked from the Union Cabinet. “Those who are in the ministry should be sacked as they could influence the case,” said senior JD(U) leader Shyam Rajak.Senior RJD leader and Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui said, “the real face of the BJP has been exposed through the court order.” Education Minister and State Congress chief Ashok Choudhury too echoed the same view.However, BJP leader and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Patna that he would first go through the court order and then take a decision.last_img read more

Congress, NCP decide to contest equal number of seats

first_imgFormer chief minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said his party and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have finalised to contest 123 to 125 Assembly seats each and leave the rest of the 288 open for discussion or share them with smaller allies. “As per the discussions till now, Congress is going to contest somewhere between 123 and 125 seats, while an equal number of seats will be contested by the NCP. Discussions on around 40 seats is yet to take place,” Mr. Chavan said at a press conference. While in 2014, the two parties contested independently, prior to that, the Congress would have a larger share. However, given that the NCP won four seats in the Lok Sabha polls and the Congress only one, the allies seem to have agreed on contesting an equal number of seats. When asked about other allies, Mr. Chavan said the Congress is in talks with the Samajwadi Party and the Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Paksha. “We want to join hands with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi. But they are not willing to form an alliance with the NCP … We can give them a few seats from our share, but they have to accept NCP as well,” Mr. Chavan said. He ruled out any talk of alliance with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen. When asked whether the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will be part of the alliance, Mr. Chavan said local level talks could be under way. “But we have not yet decided,” he said.On Wednesday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi. According to sources, the meeting was to finalise the seat-sharing formula. Earlier, Mr. Chavan said the State government was not doing enough to bring foreign direct investment (FDI) into the State, and dared Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to provide district-wise figures of FDI inflow since 2014.Speaking about the Centre’s ambitious plans to get the country’s economy to the $5 trillion mark by 2025, Mr. Chavan said knowing the size of an economy was not enough to gauge its health. “You need to know the GDP growth rate and the current per capita income. I challenge the Centre and Maharashtra government to provide the correct figures. Our economy is in a shambles due to the policies of the Narendra Modi government. It has been misleading the youth and farmers,” Mr. Chavan said.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup action

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup actionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe hopes to keep his place for the next round of the Carabao Cup.Tuazebe captained United to their shootout win over Rochdale this week.United travel to Chelsea for the fourth round next month in an all-Premier League blockbuster. “These are the kind of games you want to be playing,” said Tuanzebe. “People dismiss the Carabao Cup and say it is a nothing kind of trophy. But you respect the teams who are in it and you respect the competition. Chelsea will be a big game and we want to win it and march on.” last_img

JKs relation with India will end if terms and conditions of its

first_imgSrinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday that the relation of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if the terms and conditions of the state’s accession to the Union were changed.”2020 will also be a deadline from Jammu and Kashmir to the nation. If you remove those terms and conditions on which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India, our relation with the country will also end,” Mehbooba told reporters after filing her nomination papers from the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. The former chief minister was responding to BJP president Amit Shah’s assertion that Article 35A, which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir in terms of residency rights, will be repealed by 2020. On the Congress manifesto, Mehboba said it was word by word same as the Agenda of Alliance agreed upon between her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the BJP at the time of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015. “Congress manifesto is same as what Mufti Mohammad Sayeed kept in Agenda of Alliance with BJP…status quo on Article 370, revocation of AFSPA, holding dialogue and reducing army footprint from civilian areas. It is word by word the same thing,” she asserted.last_img read more

Football JT Barrett named finalist for Davey OBrien Award

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) looks to throw a pass in the first half in the game against Illinois on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 52-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett was named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award Monday.Barrett joins Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph as the three finalists for the award, given out annually to the nation’s top quarterback.Barrett, who was named one of 18 semifinalists on Nov. 7, has thrown for 2,698 yards and 32 touchdowns, the fifth-most in the country. He has rushed for eight more touchdowns and 605 yards.Troy Smith won the Davey O’Brien Award in 2006, the only Buckeye to do so.Mayfield, whose Sooners are No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, has thrown for 3,816 yards and 34 scores. His completion percentage of 70.8 is No. 1 in the nation.Rudolph has the most passing yards in the country, with 4,115. He has also tossed 33 touchdowns.The winner will be announced Dec. 7 at the College Football Awards. read more

Frustrated Wagner reflects on Bournemouth defeat

first_imgHuddersfield manager David Wagner has slammed his side’s performance for “giving away presents” in the pitch after their 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth.Christmas came early for Bournemouth as Huddersfield Town visited bearing presents, according to Wagner.Poor defending were the presents they gave to Bournemouth as Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser scored to give Eddie Howe’s side a 2-0 lead, but the visitors managed to pull a goal back thanks to Terence Kongolo.“This is very frustrating,” Wagner told Sky Sports.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“It is very disappointing. To make it totally clear I don’t think we deserved anything out of this game because you need your defence and offence to work.“It was Christmas for Bournemouth because we gave away presents at both ends of the pitch, even if performance-wise it was another top-class away performance.“We controlled big parts and we dominated them. We had enough opportunities to score at least two.We needed to score three or four today but we didn’t take them and that is why we have no rewards in terms of points.”last_img read more

Craig Levein reflects on embarrassing defeat

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein says he’s embarrassed after his side lost 5-0 to Livingston to Friday in the Scottish Premier League.It was goalless until the 72nd minute when Livingston were awarded a penalty and Hearts went on to concede four more goals in 18 minutes, leaving Levein humiliated by the final scoreline.“Horrible. Embarrassing. I just didn’t see it coming. We had things go against us in a short time frame, starting with Clevid (Dikamona) having to go off,” Levein told Sky Sports.“We’ve got injuries at centre-half without that happening. The second half, we started reasonably well. I felt we were better than the first half.News: Pereira has gone on loan from United to Hearts George Patchias – August 13, 2019 The young Portuguese goalkeeper has secured a loan deal for the remainder of the season to Hearts of the Scottish Premier League.According to a…“Then we’ve had a mad spell around the first goal when Bobby (Zlamal) has spent far too long making his mind up whether to come for the ball, and paid the penalty.“We lose Arnaud, I thought it was harsh, but it wasn’t what led to us losing five goals. That was down to us capitulating. We made them look like Paris St Germain at times.“Some people went in their shell and started looking after themselves. It’s embarrassing, it really is.“I have to give credit to Livingston but my main concern is making sure that, for our supporters, in particular, that doesn’t happen again. Because that just wasn’t acceptable.”last_img read more

Special Preview – Folio BtoB CEO Survey Report 2009

first_imgWhile the “tipping point” is a phrase that typically refers to digital surpassing print, online remains the second largest revenue stream for both larger (15.3 percent) and smaller (15.1 percent) b-to-b publishers. However, digital has surpassed events as a revenue stream for both larger and smaller b-to-b publishers in 2009. While there are some obvious exceptions to that (notably larger event producers like Advanstar), it suggests events have been hit even harder over the last year than expected. And while data/market information sales may be the next big opportunity for b-to-b publishers, it remains the smallest revenue stream, accounting for an average of 3.4 percent of overall revenue for larger publishers and 2 percent of revenue for smaller publishers generating less than $5 million per year. However, as digital strategies, and subsequently lead generation strategies, become more sophisticated, look for data/market information sales to soar over the next few years.   Thirty percent of publishers generating more than $5 million per year in revenue say they expect overall revenue to increase this year, with 20 percent saying the growth will be between 5 percent and 19 percent. However, larger publishers seem more doubtful about growth than smaller publishers, with 35 percent saying revenue will be flat and 33 percent saying it will decrease Meanwhile, the mix of revenue for b-to-b publishers continues to expand although print remains the dominant product, accounting for an average of 54.9 percent for smaller publishers and 52.9 percent for larger publishers (Chart 3) in 2009. Technology InvestmentRamping up the digital business and maximizing cost efficiencies are priorities for most publishers. However, there seems to be a growing divide between smaller and larger b-to-b publishers making significant investment in technology, especially during the downturn. Five percent of larger publishers spent $1 million or more on new technology in 2008, while the majority of respondents in the $5 million+ category say they spent between $100,000 and $249,999 on new technology last year. Just 6 percent say they did not invest in new technology (Chart 4).On the smaller publisher side, the majority of publishers spent less than $10,000 on new technology in 2008, while 23 percent say they did not invest in technology at all. In August, FOLIO: will release a special report analyzing five year’s worth of its B-to-B CEO surveys conducted with Readex Research, tracking everything from revenue performance to profit trends to technology investments and CEO salaries.In advance of the five-year outlook, FOLIO: is offering a preview of some of the findings specific to b-to-b publishers in 2008 and 2009.While b-to-b publishing is obviously challenged (American Business Media’s Business  Information Network says trade ad pages have sunk 28.9 percent for the first two months of 2009, representing 31 straight months of decline), a significant number of respondents to Folio:’s 2009 B-to-B CEO Survey think overall revenue will grow this year. Thirty-nine percent of respondents (Chart 1) generating less than $5 million in revenue per year think they will be up (with 17 percent of that group saying they’ll be up by 10 percent to 19 percent). Meanwhile, 30 percent of smaller publishers say revenue will remain flat from 2008 and 25 percent say it will decrease. Meanwhile, 32 percent of smaller publishers and 37 percent of larger publishers say they will launch an online startup in 2009 (20 percent of larger publishers also say they will launch a print magazine).While M&A remains light, 20 percent of larger publishers expect to acquire another company before the year is out (compared to 8 percent of smaller publishers).last_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Tech Industry Culture No summer doldrums for us. It was a week chock-full of news and lots of great features too as today we celebrate 50 years since the first moon walk. We’re also smack-dab in the middle of Comic-Con and spent the week watching tech titans get scrutinized by lawmakers and regulators alike. Here are the week’s stories you don’t want to miss. Fair warning — we’re a little over the moon about the moon. FaceApp was a test. We didn’t passOur inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. This won’t age well. Sarah Tew/CNET I lived like a moon astronaut and have the scars to prove itPreparing for life as an astronaut on the moon or Mars is serious business. Evan Miller/CNET First-time Comic-Con cosplay is terrifying, complicated and exhilaratingSan Diego Comic-Con 2019 will witness my plunge into cosplay. Here’s how I tackled my Chilling Adventures of Sabrina costume.cosplay2.jpg Erin Carson/CNET 5G is spotty now but will get so much better. Here’s whyIt has a lot to do with new devices, broader networks and one key wireless chip.Sprint 5G Lynn La/CNET Apollo took us to the moon in 1969. Why haven’t we gone back?It was a time when spaceflight wasn’t really about space.backtothemoon Robert Rodriguez/CNET Neopets friendships still thrive 20 years laterDon’t be surprised if your Neopets.com friends invite you to their wedding.Hollywood Radio and Television 10th annual kids day 2004 Frazer Harrison / Getty Images Stan Lee sang to me: 10 crazy Comic-Con moments I’ll never forgetHugs from George R.R. Martin and birthday wishes from Mark Hamill. Here are some of Bonnie Burton’s wilder experiences at SDCC.2012georgerr Bonnie Burton/CNET How 5G got tied up in a trade war between Trump and ChinaPresident Trump’s ban of Huawei and the ongoing trade war with China could have big implications for the future of 5G.Osaka Hosts The G20 Summit China News Service Our Apollo-inspired dreams of living on the moon could still come trueAs Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon 50 years ago, we imagined a future lunar life filled with wingsuits and tourist cruisers.lunarbase NASA/Rick Guidice Tags Post a comment 0 Share your voice 5G Privacy Space Huaweilast_img read more