Blockchain Metrics Will Add Transparency to Investing and Better Inform Investors

first_imgBlockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… Related Posts Nikolaos KostopoulosFintech/ Blockchain Advisor Nikolaos Kostopoulos is a Fintech advisor incumbents with a focus on Capital Markets & asset tokenization. Nikolaos is a pioneer in the consensus industry since early 2015. He is an early adopter and enthusiastic evangelist for decentralised technology as a way to improve many aspects of the modern world. His Master’s thesis “Developing an optimal financial and regulatory governance mechanism for cryptocurrencies in the European Union” was among the very first academic papers to argue the need and the method for regulating cryptocurrencies in the European Union. Nikos is a frequent speaker at financial events related to regulation and Security Token Offerings. How Blockchain Changes Nowadays Business Security Why is Bitcoin Soaring? Investment advisors are often quick to state that data on past performance is no guarantee of future results. It is, however, still relevant to include historical data when analyzing assets and making forecasts in any financial market. The future remains uncertain, and since few investors have access to a crystal ball, data on past performance remains an integral part of the information needed for decision making in the world of investment.The use of financial data for investment decisions means it is imperative that the data investors rely on paints an accurate picture of the markets in question. Unfortunately, this is not the case as the average investor in most markets does not have timely access to reliable data to allow well-informed decisions in the markets. On the brighter side, the advent of blockchain technology makes it possible to record and track financial data without forged figures. In the future, the combination of blockchain technology and data aggregation will place the investor in a more advantageous position when it comes to making decisions in the markets.Data, not Hype will Restore Investor Trust in the Financial SystemThe absence of meaningful investment data is a more significant issue in newer markets, and in the cryptocurrency market there are widely reported cases of wash trading and manufactured transaction volume on a startling number of exchanges. In cases such as these, it becomes virtually impossible to use trading volume to judge the general interest in a particular crypto asset. Few crypto-whales or even exchanges make a stand without trading fees, and they could be engaged in wash-trading which often leads to price manipulation and exaggerated trading volume.When the exchanges are not qualified the information can means that a cryptocurrency asset with very little active inflow from investors could have a large market cap nonetheless. The absence of meaningful data to use as input for investment decisions makes crypto investing more like gambling, and some potential investors in such markets are merely put off by the lack of reliable data and outright manipulation.Blockchain-Based Data Could Clean Up All Markets and Provide Investor ClarityTraditional markets like venture capitalism, equities, and real estate are also far from perfect. Financial data for these markets tend to cover the performance of assets over set periods and the time it takes compile performance reports means that investors do not have real-time data which could help them make time-sensitive decisions. A more comprehensive approach would be to include all capital inflows and outflows from each sector invested in an asset as well as the corresponding dates. Ideally, this data should also be linked to and compared against general market sentiment, media events and other relevant factors. Investors are usually the primary end-users of aggregated financial data from providers like Finicity, Quovo, MX, and Intuit. This data typically involves the compilation of financial data for the purpose of presenting the final information in a digestible form for meaningful analysis and interpretation. In the cryptocurrency market, a typical example of aggregated financial data would encompass historical performance of crypto assets, the amount of investment in each asset, corresponding dates and how all the data relates to general market sentiment and major events. Investors furnished with such comprehensive data would be better positioned to make better trades.Ideally, financial data stored on blockchain could be easily aggregated and this should also significantly reduce the cost of accessing trading data. At the moment, SeekingAlpha charges from $19.92 to $29.99 monthly, while TradingView charges from $9.95 to $39.95 per month to access real-time trading data, breaking news and access to unique trading tools. Many retail investors are unable to afford these services or do not feel that access to such info is worth the price as their investing scope may be limited to a particular sector or market and many data providers use the one-size-fits-all approach by providing access with an unnecessarily large swath of data. The benefit of mobile trading platforms like Acorns, Roobee and Stash are Generation Z & Y retail investors have access to accurate trading data and the ability to develop a low-cost diversified portfolio in a range of sectors. To provide credible and transparent investment more investment platforms need to record all the values and transactions on blockchain so no third parties and even founders may change the information.In a recent interview with Forbes Roobee co-founder Artem Popov, explained that “We’re trying to level the playing field of financial markets and our goal is to provide retail clients with the same investment opportunities and level of security as the largest financial market players.” Popov further explained that as he became more engrossed with investing and financial analysis, he noticed that there are “hardly any investment products available to the general public as the majority of investments like venture funds, IPOs, and commercial property are typically reserved for accredited and institutional investors, not retail investors.”To be capable of making sound investments in each market, an investor would have to make meaning of complex data from different sources, and clearly, this can be a considerable headache for novice investors. Data also shows that the new, younger generation of investors are interested in investing and worried about their long-term financial futures but also increasingly skeptical of banks and Wall Street brokerages. They are quickly overwhelmed by the thought of having to sift through hundreds of indexes and rather than attempting to decipher complex financial data, this group would instead enjoy the simplicity of gamified, transparent, low effort ‘automated’ investing.Eventually, the impact of blockchain-based aggregated data platforms will be more profound in the cryptocurrency market where it is common for various entities to churn out fabricated figures. Replacing misleading crypto performance metrics with blockchain-based aggregated data would give investors a view of the actual state of and fair value of cryptocurrency projects and bring about more transparency and effective investment.Immutable Financial Data will Levels the Playing FieldEvery year an uncountable number of investment offerings are brought to the market, and each provides varying degrees of transparency and often the yield of the asset or investment is not natural for the public to locate. Integrating blockchain technology to financial products managers, transactions and performance outcomes will provide additional transparency. Investor confidence in various financial markets also stems from having access to comprehensive data and investors are likely to be more comfortable investing their funds in markets when they are well informed and knowledgeable. Data shows that retail investors left the cryptocurrency and ICO markets partially due to a lack of transparency and a general mistrust in financial data. The same can be said for traditional finance as many millennials are extremely skeptical of financial institutions for a variety of valid reasons. Retail investors’ confidence in these markets could rise when blockchain-based financial aggregated data is made available to them, and the regained confidence could translate into greater trading volume and the arrival more sophisticated and institutional investors. Furthermore, blockchain technology will ensure that financial service providers carefully vet the investment assets they offer and that they also carefully report performance data. All of these measures will help users get a better understanding of the instruments they are choosing for their portfolio and investing in the best-performing ones.To this day, a lack of transparency represents one of the primary issues complicating the ability of investors to make informed investment decisions. The aggregation of financial data gives investors more purposeful and comprehensive data, and the integration of blockchain technology injects more transparency in the process of providing data. Ultimately, it will be innovative technologies such as these that allocate more power and control to the average investor. Tags:#Big Data Finance#Blockchain Data#Blockchain fintech#Blockchain transparency#Blockchain trust#Financial Data ToyBox and PlayTable Partner Together For Block…last_img read more

Assam lynching: woman recounts sister’s phone talk with ‘killer’ of fiancé

first_imgA week after businessman Abhijeet Nath was lynched by a mob in a central Assam village, the sister of his fiancée has recounted how the killers were allegedly casual about having bludgeoned him to death along with his friend, audio engineer Nilotpal Das.Apart from being nonchalant, the people who lynched the duo took pleasure in conveying the news of their gruesome death, Airin Gogoi wrote in a Facebook post.“I was arranging my office desk, shutting down the computer and was about to return from work. It was 8:05 pm, June 8. I received a call from my sister with a shaken and panicked voice. ‘Airin ba (elder sister), someone received Abhijeet’s phone,’ she said,” Ms. Gogoi wrote.“Bhontie (younger sister) told the man to give the phone to Abhijeet. No, the man replied in broken Assamese. Where is he, she asked. Dead, we killed him, he’s lying on the road, the man said. Please don’t speak like that; why did you kill him, she asked. Who are you, he asked. I am his wife-to-be, please don’t kill him, she pleaded. You cannot get your man, we killed him, he said and asked where Abhijeet was from. Guwahati, sister said. He can’t return to Guwahati, read about his death in the newspaper tomorrow,” she wrote.The man on the phone had treated Abhijeet and Nilotpal like some objects and seemed to derive pleasure from killing them, Ms. Gogoi wrote.“I was blank for a moment, called Abhijeet’s dad who was returning home from Morigaon, his workplace, for weekend. I narrated the whole thing, he was totally unaware. Being a father, his response was positive and told me not to worry and to console my sister. He said, ‘I will talk with Abhijeet’s mom whether he went to Karbi Anglong or not’,” she wrote.Ms. Gogoi said Abhijeet and Nilotpal had gone to Karbi Anglong to contact fishermen there for collecting a rare fish known as Channa stewartii. “A Mumbai fish breeder had told Abhijeet the fish is available only in Karbi Anglong. His room is full with aquariums. He was a dog lover. His dogs Spike, Aizen and Zendaya and his fishes don’t know he is no more,” she said.Ms. Gogoi said Abhijeet had called her sister about 6 pm saying they had set off for Guwahati. Abhijeet’s mother called him at 7 pm and someone picked it up. But there were some noises that made her think he was in a marketplace.“My sister called at 8 pm and got that terrible news,” she said.‘Rename waterfalls’Noted Assamese author Rongbong Terang, who belongs to the Karbi tribe, has suggested that the Kangthilangso waterfalls that the lynched duo visited on that fateful day should be renamed after them.“Let’s call the waterfalls Abhi-Neel Jalpropat,” Mr. Terang, former president of Assam Sahitya Sabha, said on Thursday. He rejected the suggestion of Tuliram Ronghang, chief executive member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, that statues of the two men be erected at the village they were killed.“The statues will only remind people of the gruesome day,” Mr. Terang said.On Wednesday,Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said Mr. Das and Mr. Nath were set up by a man named Alphajos Timung, who had an axe to grind. The man had called up members of the lynch mob and sold them the story that the duo were escaping in a black SUV after kidnapping a child.Police said they have so far arrested 28 people for lynching the duo while 35 others have been arrested for spreading rumours and hate-mongering via social media.last_img read more

Assam spends ₹1.6 crore on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya biographies

first_imgThe BJP-led coalition government in Assam has purchased biographies of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya worth ₹1.6 crore after coming to power in May 2016.Replying to a question by Congress MLA Debabrata Saikia in the 126-member Assembly on Wednesday, Cultural Affairs Minister Keshab Mahanta said the government bought 4,000 copies of the 15-volume Hindi biography for libraries across the State. The total number of books works out to 60,000. The Directorate of Libraries spent ₹1.6 crore for the purchase on the advice of Cultural Affairs Department, he added.Delhi-based publisher The biography has been brought out by a Delhi-based publisher, the Minister said.“We have not purchased biographies of any iconic person other than Deen Dayal Upadhyaya,” Mr. Mahanta, who represents the BJP’s regional ally Asom Gana Parishad, said.The AGP, ironically, has been vocal about the BJP’s bid to “impose” anything related to RSS and Hindutva on the “people of Assam”. The party had opposed the Sarbananda Sonowal government’s decision to name 12 new colleges in the State after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya in August last year.last_img read more

Taking it slow, Pacquiao leaves for Australia underweight

first_imgView comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The unexpected break may yet turn out to be a blessing in disguise as Pacquiao is already primed up for his World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout against Jeff Horn on July 2.On Friday night, Pacquiao told sportswriters that he has learned to listen to his body.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Before, I can do 32 rounds and recover overnight. Now, [recovering] takes me a longer time, so I have to slow down sometimes,” Pacquiao said.Chief trainer Freddie Roach knows that, of course. Though the eight-division world champion still trains as hard as before, it now requires little persuasion for Pacquiao to stick to the training routine. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gamescenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? Fortune agreed, wishing that Pacquiao would climb to 146.5 lb during the official weigh-in on July 1.Notes: Team Pacquiao’s use of the Air Asia chartered plane was facilitated by Eric Arejola, ground operations head of Air Asia Phil. Though the plane has a 377 seating capacity there were only 187 passengers on board for the direct flight to Brisbane.Visit Inquirer Sports’ The Pacquiao Files  for news, features, and other multimedia content about Manny Pacquiao and his upcoming fights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGEN. SANTOS City—Intermittent rains led to the cancellation of Manny Pacquiao’s scheduled hilly morning run Saturday, hours before his chartered plane took off for Australia.To make up for that, strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune made him do several laps around his covered basketball court within the confines of his mansion here.ADVERTISEMENT SMB, TNT out to break tie World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Unlike years before, when the Fighting Senator would usually request for additional rounds of gym work.Although he’s hoping for a knockout, Roach knows that Pacquiao can very well go the full 12 rounds if necessary at the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.The only thing that poses some concern for Roach is Pacquiao’s “lightness.”Despite eating voraciously at least four times a day, Pacquiao weighed only 142 pounds Thursday, five lb below the division’s limit.Roach wants Pacquiao to be between 145 to 146 pounds at this point as Horn will definitely be at least 10 lb heavier on fight night.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And the other mentors agreed, noting that the Pirates are no doubt the dark horses this season, thanks largely to their success in the summer leagues.“Lyceum is number one. They’re all team to beat, but I guess Lyceum will always be there,” noted San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.“Lyceum is going to be tough,” said Perpetual coach Jimwell Gican.“Lyceum has had a good development from last year and they’ve had a great run in the preseason,” JRU assistant coach Vic Lazaro said. ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments A lot going on for Murray as Wimbledon defense begins MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 931K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kongcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Defending champion San Beda remains as the team to beat in the coming NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But for returning coach Boyet Fernandez, he knows that the Red Lions are facing a tall order in retaining their championship given that the rest of the league has gotten stronger.“We’re in for a tough season because our opponents have gotten better. It will be tough for me,” Fernandez said, as the Lions gun for their 21st overall title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn assessing the rest of the field, Fernandez believes that Lyceum is going to be the one that would give San Beda fits.“Basing on the Filoil tournament last week, I think Lyceum did a good job in the preseason,” he said. Lyceum on being NCAA ‘dark horse’: We always want to better ourselves107 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 What ‘missteps’? Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES However, Pirates coach Topex Robinson said he’s taking it all in stride as he seeks to meet the early expectations handed upon his squad.“It’s an equal opportunity. All of us prepared well on putting the pressure on us, and we have every reason to feel so. But the way I see it, it’s still an even playing field for me,” he said.Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera, meanwhile, thinks it will be an open race for the last three slots in the Final Four, with favorite San Beda a lock to make it to the semifinals.“It’s open. San Beda will be there, so the second to fourth places will be open,” he said.Letran coach Jeff Napa hopes to pull off a few surprises.“You know the ones that are favored. For us, we just want to surprise them in the end.”The latest season tips off on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena, with host San Sebastian taking on San Beda in the curtain raiser before Mapua and Arellano clash in the second game.RELATED VIDEOlast_img read more

INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: #UPFight

first_imgMaking it at No. 5 on the list of top sports stories of 2018 are the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Nets beat Hornets in 2OTs on Joe Harris’ late layup View comments BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion University of the Philippines captured the hearts of many and stole the UAAP spotlight after making its first finals appearance since 1986.After a series of losing seasons, including winless campaigns, the Fighting Maroons finally broke through in Season 81.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAt the forefront of UP’s dream run were steely guard Paul Desiderio, electrifying sophomore Juan Gomez Di Liaño and Bright Akhuetie, who went on to have an MVP campaign.UP may not have won the championship after getting swept by Ateneo in the finals, but the Fighting Maroons already overachieved when they stunned No. 2 Adamson in the Final Four. But they’re far from content and next season could finally be UP’s year with Akhuetie and Di Liaño back in tow and the likes of Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras making their debut for the Maroons.RELATED STORIESINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: SMC sweepINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Manny Pacquiao back as champRELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READlast_img read more

Spurs defeat Knicks to stretch win streak to 7

first_imgIn Damian Lillard’s milestone night, Blazers turn back Pelicans Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte New York Knicks’ Emmanuel Mudiay (1) looks to pass as he is defended by San Antonio Spurs’ Dante Cunningham during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO— Three weeks after hitting a low point with a “pathetic” performance on Broadway, the Spurs hit a high note against the New York Knicks.LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and San Antonio beat the Knicks 109-83 on Friday night to extend its season-best winning streak to seven games.ADVERTISEMENT “It just feels good,” San Antonio forward Rudy Gay said. “Things are clicking. Playing defense. Even when the ball is not going in like we want it to, we’re still getting wins, and that’s how you know we’re getting better as a team.”Gay had 12 points in 19 minutes after missing two games and losing 10 pounds because of the flu.The Spurs dominated defensively, which was in stark contrast to what Popovich deemed a “pathetic performance defensively” in their previous meeting with the Knicks.New York snapped an 18-game skid at home, routing the Spurs 130-118 on Feb. 24 as part of San Antonio’s worst Rodeo Road Trip ever. The Spurs have had a greater sense of urgency since going 1-7 on that road trip and it continued against the team with the league’s worst record (13-66).New York had 16 turnovers and shot 41 percent from the field.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s more of a focus and them understanding that when we play good defense, we’re a darn good team,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.DeMar DeRozan and Bryn Forbes each added 13 points for the Spurs, whose previous season high was five straight victories.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNew York, which was without injured point guard Dennis Smith Jr., lost its eighth straight. Damyean Dotson had 21 points and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points, 13 rebounds and matched a career high with nine assists.The Spurs hold the league’s longest active winning streak and have won nine straight and 16 of 18 at the AT&T Center. MOST READcenter_img Spurs: San Antonio is 24-1 at home this season when leading after the third quarter. The Spurs led 82-69 entering the fourth. … DeRozan has 1,380 points this season, surpassing Dale Ellis (1,366) for third-highest total among non-rookies in their first season with the Spurs. Terry Cummings sits atop the list with 1,818 points followed by Artis Gilmore’s 1,479. … Forbes has 143 3-pointers this season after going 3 for 5 against the Knicks. He has the most 3-pointers in a season of any undrafted player in Spurs history.SAVE THE BATSWith bats buzzing the court at the AT&T Center recently during Spurs games, Fizdale was asked before the game what he would do if he saw one.“I like animals, I’m an animal lover,” Fizdale said. “Hopefully we can catch it and let it go where it needs to go.”The Spurs’ mascot, The Coyote, has emerged in three games in a Batman costume attempting to corral the winged mammals with a hand-held net. The Coyote successfully captured a bat on Feb. 2 during the team’s game against New Orleans. Fizdale said he would want a net, too, if a bat emerged.“Yeah, I mean we don’t want to hurt it,” Fizdale said. “It’s just a little bat. Our guys will probably freak out.”Fortunately for the Knicks, no bats were sighted.UP NEXTKnicks: Host L.A. Lakers on Sunday night.Spurs: Host Portland on Saturday night. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “When we beat them at our place, we limited our mistakes, our turnovers and stuff like that,” Knicks forward Kevin Knox said. “So, they came in with a little bit of a chip and we just didn’t respond.”San Antonio opened an 11-point lead in the first quarter Friday and maintained that double-digit advantage for much of the game.The Spurs had 48 points in the paint behind the starting tandem of Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl.Aldridge had 10 points and seven rebounds and closed with his 25th double-double of the season.“(Having Poeltl start at center) kind of frees me up to float a little bit and kind of find my shot in different ways,” Aldridge said. “I’m spacing the floor a little bit more. I’m not the focal point as the pick-and-roll guy all the time, so it kind of changes it up for me. He’s been active.”Poeltl had 12 points, nine rebounds and matched a career high with five blocks.Trailing 76-67, New York had an opportunity to pull closer but Kadeem Allen missed a contested layup as Aldridge raced back on defense following a turnover. Gay followed with a 3-pointer to extend the Spurs’ lead to 79-67.“We just had too many guys making too many mistakes and you can’t play with holes in the dam when the Spurs have you going like that,” New York coach David Fizdale said.TIP-INSKnicks: Smith missed the game with a sore lower back. Fizdale said the team is unsure how the injury occurred, but Smith is day-to-day. “His back just kind of went out on him,” Fizdale said. “He had a couple of collisions there during the last game (Tuesday against Indiana).” … New York is 7-30 away from home, which is one more road win than Cleveland, Phoenix and Dallas. . Mitchell Robinson blocked two shots, extending his streak of consecutive games with a block to 26. Among Knicks rookies, only Patrick Ewing’s 28 straight games with a block is longer in franchise history. … The Knicks’ previous win in San Antonio was Jan. 2, 2014, behind a double-double from Carmelo Anthony. . Forward Noah Vonleh did not return after injuring his right ankle in the first half. Fizdale said Vonleh will undergo an X-ray when the team returns to New York. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Russia’s World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin joins Monaco on five-year deal

first_imgAleksandr Golovin, one of the heroes of Russia successful World Cup 2018 campaign, joined Monaco from CSKA Moscow on Friday, the club announced.French media reported Monaco paid around 30 million euros ($35 million) for the 22-year-old, who played an influential role as Russia reached the World Cup quarter-finals on home soil.The versatile midfielder contributed a goal and two assists as the home team beat Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Spain before losing to Croatia on penalties in the last eight.”He is a talented young player, very prominent during the World Cup, but we have been following him for a long time,” Monaco vice president and chief executive Vadim Vasilyev said in a statement.AS Monaco are delighted to announce the arrival of Aleksandr Golovin from @pfc_cska on a 5-year deal until June 2023!#WelcomeToMonaco pic.twitter.com/Aoq1oAXbr0AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) July 27, 2018″He already has solid experience in the Russian first division and internationally.”Despite the competition of very large European clubs, Aleksandr has chosen the sporting project of AS Monaco, which will offer him the best conditions to continue his progress.”In his three seasons with CSKA, Golovin played 113 matches, including 23 appearances in the Champions League and Europa League. He won the Russian league title once in 2016.Golovin was linked by British media with both Chelsea and Arsenal in the close season window but the player chose the French club to begin a new chapter in a promising career.”This is a new adventure for me that I approach with a lot of ambitions,” Golovin said. “I am now very much looking forward to meeting the staff and my new team mates and to get going.”advertisementGolovin will boost Monaco’s midfield options after they sold Joao Moutinho and Thomas Lemar to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Atletico Madrid, respectively.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Diogo Jota and Wolves carve apart Manchester United to reach semi-finals

first_img Pinterest 23 Shaw Read more 60 40 14 Lingard Share on Messenger 15 Boly Share on Twitter Having contained United in the first half, Wolves grew bolder in the second. United began to flail. In the 53rd minute Jiménez, as strong as he is lithe and canny, held off Victor Lindelöf to connect with a corner by João Moutinho. The striker’s header from eight yards was en route to the net until Romero tipped it on to the crossbar.Romero was forced into action again a few minutes later to push away a 20-yard shot from Moutinho. Now Wolves were seizing the upper hand. In midfield, Moutinho, Neves and Dendoncker started to flit between Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Herrera like artful dodgers confronted by dull bouncers.Solskjær needed to make a change but he did not react quickly enough. In the 70th minute Moutinho wriggled his way into the box and slipped a low pass through to Jiménez, who held off Lindelöf and Pogba before turning and firing low past Romero.Now Solskjær replaced Herrera with Andreas Pereira. But Wolves scented blood and soon finished off their visitors. The killer blow came six minutes after the first. After clearing a corner Wolves overwhelmed United with a counterattack, Jota concluding it by outfighting and outwitting Luke Shaw before thrashing a shot into the net.United’s woes deepened moments later when Lindelöf was dismissed for sliding through Jota to win the ball, but the referee downgraded the red card to a yellow after consultation with the video assistant referee. That was the only reprieve United got.Wolves’ fans, meanwhile, hailed Nuno for guiding the club into an era that is reviving memories of their glorious past. “It means a lot,” said the manager. “As I walked by the stands there were people saying they saw the 1950s and 1960s and are still coming to the stadium. To see this joy as they leave the stadium – with a lot of beer, of course – is great.” 16 Coady Possession MNU WOL Solskjær said this was United’s worst performance on his watch. “We lacked urgency and quality on the ball,” he said. He was right to add “but don’t take anything away from Wolves”, because Nuno Espírito Santo’s team were excellent. This was the latest in a series of fine displays that makes it hard to believe the men from Molineux were in the second tier this time last year.“It’s down to talent based on organisation,” explained Nuno as if it were easy. Not only do his team stand seventh in the Premier League, with a semi-final at Wembley to come, they can realistically dream of winning a first major trophy since the 1980 League Cup. They are obviously not favourites for this competition – not with Manchester City around – but it would be folly to dismiss them.United also wanted to win it. Nothing about their approach here suggested they took this tournament or their opponents lightly. Solskjær deployed his strongest available side, other than replacing David de Gea with Romero as per previous cup ties. He cast Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Ander Herrera straight back into the starting lineup after recent injuries.Nor was there anything to indicate that United’s confidence had been dented by last week’s reverse at Arsenal, their first domestic defeat under Solskjær. They made a good start, popping the ball about with promising intent. But Wolves are savvy operators and, though deprived of the ball for most of the opening quarter, they kept the visitors out of range. The home team’s goalkeeper, John Ruddy, did not have to make a save until the 13th minute. It amounted to little more than a warm-up, Rashford’s effort from long range never likely to reach the net.Wolves were comfortable until the 26th minute when United opened them up with a cute one-touch move around the box before Lingard fizzed a low cross into the danger zone. Martial would have had a chance to score from six yards if not for an excellent tackle by Leander Dendoncker.Wolves soon threatened at the other end, Romero having to make saves from Rúben Neves and Jota. In a taut contest any misstep could prove costly. Both teams had appeals for penalties turned down before the break, and then Chris Smalling got himself in trouble in midfield and Neves pierced the remains of United’s defence with a surgical pass from deep. Jota, however, was less precise, curling his shot too close to the advancing Romero, who batted it away. Man Utd 10 Helder Costa 1 de Gea Corners 15 Andreas Pereira 21 Ruddy 8 Neves Lineups FA Cup Sergio Agüero puts Man City into semi-final after fightback against Swansea 32 Dendoncker 8 Mata 5 Bennett 17 Fred 2 Doherty 21 Ander Herrera 28 Joao Moutinho (s 86′) match reports 18 Jota Substitutes Fouls 10 Wolves Off target 9 Man Utd 7 Wolves On target 2 Man Utd 22 Romero (s 71′) 31 Norris Twitter 7 Ivan Cavaleirocenter_img 37 Traore (s 90′) Topics 27 Saiss 17 Gibbs-White 12 Smalling 12 5 Facebook Share on Pinterest (s 87′) 16 Rojo 2 Lindelof Share via Email 11 Martial Wolves Raul Jiménez (right) celebrates his opener. Photograph: Sam Bagnall/AMA/Getty Images 4 Jones 19 Jonny 6 Pogba Share on LinkedIn 29 Ruben Vinagre 20 Dalot Wolves, elegant and fierce, advanced to the FA Cup semi-final for the first time in 21 years and Manchester United could do nothing to stop them. First Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men were frustrated by their hosts, then they were taken apart. Goals from Raúl Jiménez and Diogo Jota confirmed Wolves’ superiority over their illustrious visitors.Marcus Rashford’s strike in stoppage time changed nothing other than inconsequential statistics, halving Wolves’ margin of victory and doubling United’s tally of shots on target from a match in which they had a lot of the ball but were never in control. Wolves created the clearest opportunities and might have inflicted a truly embarrassing scoreline if not for some terrific saves by United’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero. 10 Rashford Goal attempts MNU60WOL40% 10 6 Reuse this content 39 McTominay Manchester United 9 Jimenez Share on Facebook Match stats Substitutes (s 86′) Share on WhatsApp 31 Matic Wolverhampton Wanderers The Observerlast_img read more

Diego Costa red card appeal rejected

first_imgAtlético Madrid Diego Costa red card appeal rejected by RFEF Joe Wright 01:20 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) diego costa - cropped Getty Images Atlético Madrid Primera División Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid v Getafe Getafe The ex-Chelsea forward will serve a one-match ban after his new club’s appeal against his dismissal in the win over Getafe was thrown out The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has rejected Atletico Madrid’s appeal against the red card given to Diego Costa in the win over Getafe.The striker was booked for a second time for celebrating among the supporters after scoring his side’s second goal in their 2-0 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano.Atletico appealed against the decision but the RFEF’s disciplinary committee has dismissed their argument, meaning Costa must serve a one-match ban and pay a fine of €600. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In citing their reasons for upholding Costa’s second yellow card, the RFEF said: “The named player approached the spectators and, furthermore, embraced several fans, which the referee determined could produce a security problem, which is an infraction of the rules.”However, Atletico were successful in overturning the booking given to forward Antoine Griezmann.The France star was penalised for a foul on Sergio Mora in the 44th minute but the RFEF rescinded the punishment after Atleti provided video footage proving he won the ball in the challenge.last_img read more

West Brom players apologise amid taxi theft reports

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion Pardew ‘let down’ as Evans, Barry, Livermore & Myhill apologise amid Barcelona taxi theft reports Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 01:32 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AlanPardew - cropped Getty Images West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion v Southampton West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town Premier League FA Cup WTF The Premier League side have launched an internal investigation into an alleged incident that took place during their Barcelona training break West Bromwich Albion players Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill have admitted to breaking a curfew that sparked tabloid controversy during their training break in Barcelona and left drew criticism from manager Alan Pardew.The Premier League’s bottom club announced on Friday that they had launched an investigation into an “incident” during the training break, involving four senior professionals who were later identified as Evans, Barry, Livermore and Myhill.According to The Sun newspaper, the group allegedly drove off in a taxi from a McDonald’s drive-through without the driver and abandoned the car outside their hotel. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The report claimed the players were taken to a police station in Barcelona but not arrested in relation to the incident, which is said to have taken place at around 05:30 local time.Pardew addressed a media conference to preview Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash with Southampton after the story broke and refused to be drawn on the finer details.Asked whether he knew what had occurred, Pardew replied: “No, that’s why we’re having an investigation into it and we’ve put that statement out to stop some to of the speculation flying around.”It wasn’t what we’ve wanted. We went there to try and get us up for this run-in and this isn’t ideal”They’ve broken a curfew and that’s unacceptable. I feel let down by that.”A reporter then asked whether a taxi was involved and Pardew responded: “We’ve got an investigation into that so I’m not going put anything on that [rumour].”There was a curfew on that evening and it was broken. That’s all I’m going to comment on the rest of it.”I think the club is clear that it wants to investigate it properly and we want to concentrate on the game tomorrow. It’s a very, very important game. We have to respond with a performance.”Later on Friday, West Brom released a statement on behalf of Evans, Barry, Livermore and Myhill confirming they were the players involved while apologising for their actions.”We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to our team-mates, the head coach, the club and especially the supporters for the events which have been the subject of widespread and negative publicity,” the statement said.”We felt it important we identify ourselves as the players involved in an incident which occurred during the training camp in Spain this week out of respect for team-mates who otherwise could be implicated by association.”We freely acknowledge and apologise for the break of curfew which we accept represented a breach of the standards of professionalism required of us as representatives of West Bromwich Albion FC.”The club has informed us that it will now conduct its own inquiry into the incident and we will co-operate fully.”In the meantime, we would like to assure our supporters that this incident does not reflect the determination and resolve we possess to do all we can to recover a difficult season.”Albion have endured a dismal run on and off the field that leaves them five points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League, seven points from safety.Forward Jay Rodriguez is being investigated by the Football Association over allegedly racially abusing Brighton and Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong. Rodriguez denies any wrongdoing and has pledged to clear his name.Earlier this week, West Brom chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman were sacked by owner Guochuan Lai.last_img read more

Fact Check: This man in orange T-shirt has nothing to do with West Bengal violence

first_img Amanpreet Kaur New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 20:33 IST Screenshot from video going viral on social mediaA video of a man bleeding profusely, held by two policemen and being interrogated by a Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel, is doing rounds on the social media.The man is wearing an orange-coloured T-shirt and according to the claim made by a Twitter user, he sports a tilak on his forehead. By giving this description along with the video, the user tries to imply how the TMC goons in the garb of “bhagwa goons” were involved in the violence that broke out during the roadshow of BJP president Amit Shah in Kolkata on May 14.Real Name – Mohammad NisarOrange T-shirt,Tilak on ForheadNow you can understand many thingsYou can also connect this to the so called “Bhagwa Goons” doing Violence during Amit Shah Road Show in Kolkata,They were all TMC Goons pic.twitter.com/AkkRZNnJwF ravi singh (@mitthu) May 16, 2019Most social media users took the video literally, believing that the video was from the recent Kolkata violence. At the time of filing this story, this tweet gathered more than 7,500 retweets and around 8,400 likes.India Today’s Anti-Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the video is about a week-old and is from Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur, not West Bengal.The archived version of the post can be seen here.Twitter user Ravi Singh uploaded the video with the caption, “Real Name – Mohammad Nisar Orange T-shirt, Tilak on Forhead (sic). Now you can understand many things. You can also connect this to the so called ‘Bhagwa Goons’ doing Violence during Amit Shah Road Show in Kolkata, They were all TMC Goons.”advertisementAs his tweet attracted controversy followed by the blame game between the TMC and BJP, Ravi defended saying he had never claimed that the video is from Kolkata.DONT BE A FOOLI haven’t said this video from KolkataThis is just an example, Orange Tshirt, Tilak doesn’t mean Hindu or a worker of BJP-RSSits easy nowdays to defame Hindus, Hindu organizations with fake hindu getup, many Left secular organizations and jihadists doing this ravi singh (@mitthu) May 17, 2019The video is also viral on Facebook.We spotted a comment in the Twitter thread by a user @madhu_ganeriwal. He mentioned that the video is of the incident that took place in Jamshedpur on May 12 when two groups got into a scuffle over elections. Chowikidar Madhu (%follow back) (@madhu_ganeriwal) May 17, 2019To confirm the incident, we ran a search on the internet and found a news bulletin video of News18 which reported about the clashes in Jamshedpur’s Jugsalai. At 2 minute and 19 second, the same man can be seen detained by police. On the May 12 voting day, a scuffle broke out in Jugsalai and local police had to fire tear gas shells and lathicharge to control the situation.We also found the news report in Times of India according to which the clashes broke out between the BJP and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) workers outside the polling booth in Jugsalai. Two accused were also arrested. Boomlive also debunked the claim.Hence, it is clear that the viral video is not from West Bengal but Jamshedpur.Also Read | Fact Check: Misleading picture of cow deaths goes viral again on social mediaAlso Read | Fact Check: Video of street play claiming to be of TMC candidate goes viral INDIA TODAY FACT CHECK ClaimThe man in the video is a TMC goon who was involved in the violence that broke out during the roadshow of BJP chief Amit Shah in Kolkata.ConclusionThe viral video is from Jamshedpur, not West Bengal.JHOOTH BOLE KAUVA KAATEThe number of crows determines the intensity of the lie.1 Crow: Half True2 Crows: Mostly lies3 Crows: Absolutely false If you have a story that looks suspicious, please share with us at factcheck@intoday.com or send us a message on the WhatsApp number 73 7000 7000Get 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 byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow TMCFollow BJPFollow KolkataFollow Election 2019 Next Fact Check: This man in orange T-shirt has nothing to do with West Bengal violenceMost social media users believed that a viral video was from the recent Kolkata violence but India Today’s AFWA found that the video is about a week-old and is from Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur.advertisementlast_img read more

Task Force to Hold Public Meetings in the Halifax Regional Municipality

first_imgThe Voluntary Planning Task Force on Heritage will hold public meetings across the province. The following meetings will take place in Halifax Regional Municipality from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9Lake Charlotte — The Cookehouse, Memory Lane Village Tuesday, Nov. 22Dartmouth — Black Cultural Centre, 1149 Main St. Wednesday, Nov. 23Halifax — Holiday Inn, 1980 Robie St. For more information on the public meetings, visit the Voluntary Planning website at www.gov.ns.ca/vp . A discussion paper is also available on the website. -30-last_img read more

Clement quits Conservative shadow cabinet after sharing explicit photos video

first_imgOTTAWA – Longtime MP Tony Clement has resigned from the Conservative shadow cabinet after he shared explicit sexual images and a video of himself electronically.Clement says the images were sent in the last three weeks and he believed they were going to a “consenting female.”However he now says the person was trying to extort him and he has asked the RCMP to investigate.“I recognize now that I have gone down a wrong path and have exercised very poor judgment,” Clement said in a statement Tuesday.Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer said he has appointed Lisa Raitt to take over for Clement as the justice critic for now.“While I’m greatly disappointed with Mr. Clement’s actions, I am encouraged that he has decided to seek help and I wish him all the best in doing so,” Scheer said.The RCMP confirmed it had received information from Clement and was currently investigating the matter, but did not comment further.Clement is resigning his committee roles as well, but will stay in the Conservative caucus.Clement, 57, has been one of the pillars of the Conservative caucus for more than a decade, and before that was a senior member of the provincial party in Ontario.He was a cabinet minister for the entirety of Stephen Harper’s near-decade long tenure as prime minister, and was a cabinet minister at the provincial level before that.He says he is sorry to his family, his party and his constituents for his behaviour.“I am committed to seeking the help and treatment I need in my personal life to make sure this will not happen again while also continuing to discharge my duties as a Member of Parliament,” he wrote.Clement was twice a candidate for the federal party leadership and also ran for the provincial Tory leadership in Ontario once. He dropped out of the most recent leadership contest early on and endorsed Maxime Bernier.Clement is one of the most recognizable MPs as well as one of the heaviest users of social media. He is a frequent poster on Twitter. It has occasionally landed him in trouble before, including when he had to apologize after cursing at a 15-year-old on the platform.He is married to lawyer and author Lynne Golding.last_img read more

No winning ticket for Saturday nights 12 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $12.5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on May 15 will be approximately $15 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

LNG Canada expected to help provincial economy grow

first_imgThe changing composition of growth, toward investment and exports and away from credit-driven sectors, will likely be more pronounced in B.C.The province’s role as a trade gateway and the contributions of the large transportation and logistics industry will continue to underpin its success. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The British Columbia Business Council is expecting growth of the provincial economy with the LNG Canada project.The Business Council said, “The recent announcement that LNG Canada is proceeding with its $40 billion LNG investment in Kitimat has prompted us to revise our provincial forecast up to 2.5% for 2019”.The Business Council says B.C. is projected to grow in the range of 2.3% to 2.5% over 2018 and 2019, near the top of the provincial growth rankings.last_img read more

Trump slams European automakers threatens US tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United States.In an interview on Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria, Trump said that he has rejected proposals from the European Union that would bring auto tariffs on both sides to zero.“They have BMW, they have Mercedes, they have a lot of very good cars that come in,” Trump said. “I want them to make them here. … If you’re going to sell them to the Americans, make them here.”Trump’s comments come roughly a month after the Commerce Department completed an investigation into whether auto imports threaten national security and forwarded its conclusions to the White House.Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press read more

New London skyscraper is attentionseeking and extremely damaging for Tower of London

The deadlines for comments on the plans is early 2019 and if approved the project is due to be completed in 2025. 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. Historic Royal Palaces has warned the “attention-seeking” design would be “extremely damaging” for the Tower of LondonCredit:Daniel Sorabji/AFP It has also lodged a number of planning objections aimed at preserve the environs of Hampton Court Palace from new apartment buildings over the years. If built, Tulip Tower will become the second tallest building in the city after only The Shard – which is nearly 310m tall. The proposal has been controversial and has also received an objection from London City Airport, among others, which believes the tower could interfere with its radar systems.A spokesman for Foster + Partners, said in response to HRP’s objection: “We recognise the position of Historic Royal Palaces as an important local stakeholder whom we engaged with prior to the submission of this planning application.”We will continue to work with the City of London Corporation and stakeholders to address these comments as part of the planning process.” Historic Royal Palaces has objected to the building of a new “attention-seeking” skyscraper, claiming it would overshadow the Tower of London and detract from its prominence in the city’s skyline.If given the go-ahead, the so-called Tulip Tower will soar 1,000ft over the capital, from its position next to the Gherkin, and house a bar, a “classroom in the sky” and an external track carrying glass-fronted gondola viewing pods.But Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), which owns the Tower of London, has complained that the building would become “the most visually intrusive element” in the surrounding area. A planning objection submitted to the City of London Corporation states: “The proposed Tulip development will be extremely damaging to the setting of the Tower of London.”We believe it would diminish a key attribute of the Tower’s Outstanding Universal Value, challenging the Tower’s eminence as an iconic, internationally focus monument. HRP has put in a number of planning objections over the years in a bid to protect the six royal palaces it manages. Last year, the charity submitted an unsuccessful objection to the proposed 37-storey ‘1 Leadenhall’ skyscraper, also to be built in the City, claiming it would ruin views of the Tower when seen from the east.The development is still scheduled to go ahead.  If plans next year are approved the project is due to be completed in 2025Credit:DBOX for Foster + Partners/SWNS “We do not believe that the claimed public benefit of the proposed development would outweigh the potential harm to the Tower of London.”The height and attention-seeking nature of the Tulip’s design would make it the most visually intrusive element of the cluster in these views. Its effect would be both major and adverse.” Historic Royal Palaces has warned the "attention-seeking" design would be "extremely damaging" for the Tower of London If plans next year are approved the project is due to be completed in 2025 read more

Stars end season with victory Tridents continue to whither

Andre Fletcher in actionSt Lucia Stars 136 for 4 (Warner 42, Hemraj 37, Irfan 2-22) beat Barbados Tridents 135 for 7 (Amla 35, McCoy 2-24) by six wicketsEven though the St Lucia Stars may have one of the slimmest chances of hope to advance to the next round, they ended their preliminary round and what could also be the end to their season, with a victory over the luckless Barbados Tridents.Tridents had yet another disappointing show with the bat as they posted 135-7 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. Stars reached 136-4 with 3.3 overs to spare to condemn the Bajan side to their fourth straight home defeat.Kieron Pollard’s side has now completed all prelim matches winning three, losing six and claiming a point from a no result. They are tied with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for fourth with seven points but the Patriots are ahead by a superior Net Run Rate (NRR) and have two matches remaining in this round. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2018: Stars, Patriots face off tonightAugust 21, 2018In “latest news”HERO CPL 2018 VENUES AND TIMES CONFIRMEDJuly 27, 2018In “latest news”CPL 2018: Allen takes Patriots to the top as Tridents’ woes continueSeptember 5, 2018In “latest news” read more

Tree Lighting on Sunday for Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 8, 2017 – Providenciales – The Kiwanis Club of the Turks and Caicos will on Sunday hold its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in down town Providenciales.    The event featuring yuletide performances from the various schools and visit from Santa and a trailer load of Christmas gifts, gets started at 5pm.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img