New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has re-injured his left ankle and the team isn’t sure when he will return.In Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, the team captain was pulled for a pinch-runner after hitting an RBI single in the sixth inning.The 39-year-old later went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan. The Yankees office said the initial results were negative.Jeter has been out most of the season recovering from the broken left ankle he suffered in last year’s playoffs. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says that if the team wasn’t playing to make the playoffs, he could simply take a few days off to rest.Since being back, Jeter has hit .190 in 17 games.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has revealed he cannot wait to see the United Kingdom get out of the European Union, as citizens wait to see how the nation’s Brexit pans out.The details of the UK’s departure from the EU have been a major conversation in the media ever since a slim majority voted in favour of Brexit back in 2016.Now, as the deadline for the referendum approaches the United Kingdom’s parliament remains at a halt, while calls for a second referendum have become louder.It is undoubtedly a topic that demands patience and a lot of sensitivity; however Warnock, known for his blunt public statements insists he can’t wait for the 2016 decision to become a reality.Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year Manuel R. Medina – May 15, 2019 The manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.“I think once the country knows what they’re doing, it will be straightforward [to make signings] … Any transfer window is difficult for me, not just this one,” he told reporters, according to Goal.“I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wants, if I’m honest.”“They had a referendum and now we see different politicians and everyone else trying to put their foot in it … Why did we have a referendum in the first bloody place?”“I can’t wait to get out of it, if I’m honest. I think we’ll be far better out of the bloody thing. In every aspect.” “Football-wise as well, absolutely. To hell with the rest of the world.”
Contrary to expectations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2015 did not announce any changes in the income tax slabs. However, the minister raised the total exemptions for individual taxpayers to Rs 4,44,200.The proposed changes in the direct tax regime would incur a loss of Rs 8,315 crore, the FM said. New indirect tax proposals will bring in Rs.23,383 crore, Jaitley said.12:28 PM: Extension of benefits for the middle class tax payers announced.12:20 PM: Will abolish wealth tax; the rich have to pay more tax than the less affluent people.12:12 PM: New law to bring back black money from foreign countries.12:10 PM: Will reduce corporate tax from 30% to 25%.12:05 PM: GST will reduce the cascading effect of our goods and services.12:05 PM: ‘Make in India’ also aimed at our defence equipment including aircraft.11:57 AM: Will make sure that no student misses out on higher education for lack of funds.11:53 AM: Committed to make our development as green as possible.11:50 AM: Will move towards making India a cashless society.11.28 AM: Measures needed to monetise gold stocks of 20,000 tonnes.-Introduce a gold monetization scheme-Earn interest in metal account-Banks and dealers are able to monetise-Sovereign gold bond-Indian gold coin11.45 AM: Financial market reforms:–Aim to create world class equity market– Measures to reduce wild speculation– Capital accounts controls – propose amend FEMA– Sector neutral financial grievance reddressal agency–Introduce Indian financial code in parliament11:42 AM: The government plans to set up five ultra mega power projects.11:40 AM: We aim to improve ease of doing business.– Expert committee will prepare a draft legislation on creating a pre-existing regulatory mechanism that will replace multiple regulatory processes in setting up business.11:38 AM: All aspects of start-up businesses and self-employment opportunities will be addressed.11:35 AM: Tax free infrastructure bonds for rail and road.11.31 AM: Soon to be launched plan to offer 2 lakh rupees accident cover for 12 rupees premium a year– Propose to create Senior citizens’ welfare fund11:30 AM: Mudra Bank: Lending priority will be given to SC/ST candidates.A large portion of India is without insurance of any kind.A universal social security system Pradhan Mantri Surakha Yojna will be started.11.25- Government committed to increase people’s access to banking and funds. 11:24 AM: Helping farmers: Improving soil fertility, aimed at irrigating the field of every farmer.11.23 AM: Subsidies are needed for the poor. We need a well targeted system for subsidies delivery.– We need to rationalise subsidy not eliminate it.11: 21 AM: Considerable scaling up of the disinvestment figures.11. 20 AM: We will meet challenging fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent which we inherited says Jaitley11:16 AM: Jobs for the young people who make up 35 percent of population. With ‘Make in India’, youth will turn from job seekers to job creators.– The eastern parts of the country will be economically integrated to the rest of the country.– Fiscal discipline in spite of rising demand of public investment– 42 percent of tax revenue to be shared with states.11:15 AM: We have to make India the manufacturing hub of the world.11:13 AM: Each house in India should have basic facilities, says Finance Minister.11.06 AM: Double digit growth to kick in soon; ”we think in terms of a quantum jump’. 11.06 AM: Jaitley hints at further easing of monetary policy this year as inflation seen around 5%. 11:05 AM: Jaitley says that the Budget aims to benefit the common man, women and children.11:01 AM: Arun Jaitley starts the 2015 Union Budget.11 AM: Indian markets up ahead of Finance Minister’s speech: Sensex up 0.7% at 29433.89 and the Nifty is up 0.6% at 8900.45.10:20 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Parliament.10:15 AM: Cabinet meeting under way.10 AM: If the Budget is pro-poor that does not mean it has to be anti-rich, says BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.9:35 AM: Arun Jaitley makes his way to the parliament.9:26 AM: Union cabinet to meet ahead of the Budget.9:25 AM: Sensex opens at over 200 points.Where To Watch Budget 2015 Live Online9:20 AM: Nothing has changed on the ground as far as doing business is concerned, says Congress spokesman Sanjay Jha.9:15 AM: Arun Jaitley meets President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.9 AM: Arun Jaitley reaches Finance Ministry two hours ahead of the Union Budget.We will wait for the #Budget2015 and ask very pointed questions: Anand Sharma (Congress) pic.twitter.com/xtpera3Jzi— ANI (@ANI_news) February 27, 2015
Asian markets trade lower on 18 November (Reuters).Reuters file [Representational Image]Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped on Tuesday as pessimism about world growth drove investors away from risky assets, while sterling dithered as the latest plan for Brexit appeared to come and go with no progress.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5 per cent, drifting away from a recent seven-week top.Losses were led by Chinese shares, with the blue-chip index off 0.6 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was down 0.4 per cent and Australia’s main share index faltered 0.5 per cent.Japan’s Nikkei, which had opened firmer, was flat. US stock futures, which offer an indication of how Wall Street will open, were down about 0.5 per cent.US markets were closed on Monday for a holiday so trading was generally subdued overnight. However, equity prices in Europe and Latin America were hit after data showed a slowdown in growth in China, the world’s second-biggest economy.Adding to the air of caution and uncertainty, the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global growth forecasts and a survey showed increasing pessimism among business chiefs as trade tensions loomed.The gloomy IMF forecasts, released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, highlighted the challenges facing policymakers as they tackle an array of current or potential crises, from the US-China trade war to Brexit.”This is now the second IMF downgrade in a row,” ANZ analysts said in a note.”And while there have been some positive developments in recent weeks, risks remain skewed towards weaker growth, with a ‘no deal’ Brexit and a sharper-than-expected slowdown in China getting special mentions.””Between the ongoing US-China negotiations and the UK’s Brexit impasse, market sentiment will continue to be dominated by geopolitics in the near term,” ANZ added.In a sign of risk aversion, the Australian dollar, often used as a liquid proxy for China investments, nudged down to $0.7155, putting it on track for a third straight session of losses.Sterling traded cautiously around $1.2887 as British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to rule out a no-deal Brexit. There are few signs she can break a deadlock with parliament after her Brexit deal was rejected last week.May offered to tweak her defeated deal by seeking further concessions from the European Union on a backup plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland.”Any upside for sterling in the near term may be limited,” said Capital Economics analyst Liam Peach. “Uncertainty would continue during the extended negotiations and there is no guarantee that it would last for only a short period of time.”Analysts said investors were nervous about building positions in the pound, especially given the possibility of Britain leaving the EU without a deal.The dollar held at 109.62 against the Japanese yen while the euro was near the floor of its recent trading range at $1.1369. Against a basket of currencies, the dollar was flat at 96.324.In commodities, global growth worries pulled oil prices lower early on Tuesday with Brent down 14 cents at $62.60 and US crude futures off 7 cents at $53.73.
An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York. Photo: AFPA pickup driver killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians, before striking a school bus in what officials branded a “cowardly act of terror.”Eleven others were seriously injured in the broad daylight assault and first deadly terror-related attack in America’s financial and entertainment capital since the 11 September 2001 Al-Qaeda hijackings brought down the Twin Towers.President Donald Trump, who has curbed the number of migrants entering the United States, swiftly declared that the US “must not” allow Islamic State jihadists to “return, or enter, our country after defeating them” overseas.The truck driver struck just blocks from the 9/11 Memorial, on the West Side of Lower Manhattan, and close to schools and a park at 3:05pm (1905 GMT) as children and their parents geared up to celebrate Halloween.Trump decried him as “very sick” and a “deranged person.” Television networks identified the 29-year-old suspect as an Uzbek citizen living in Florida. He was shot by an officer in the abdomen and taken into custody.Police said he drove a rented Home Depot pickup down a bike and pedestrian lane, plowing into people on foot and bicycles before colliding with a school bus, injuring two adults and two children.The suspect stepped out of the vehicle, brandishing two apparent handguns, before being shot in the abdomen by a police officer, police said.A paintball gun and pellet gun were recovered at the scene, police said.“This was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.Police said eight people were killed, six of them men who died on the spot, and two others pronounced dead in hospital. Eleven other people were taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, officials said.Belgium said one of its nationals was among the victims.‘Horrible tragedy’It was the city’s first terror incident since a pipe bomb exploded in September 2016 in Chelsea, lightly wounding 31 people. An American of Afghan descent, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, was convicted of terrorism on 16 October in relation with the attack.Heavily armed police reinforcements were stepped up across the city of 8.5 million in the wake of that attack. Home to Wall Street, Broadway and one of the biggest tourist draws in the United States, it frequently goes on high alert.A planned Halloween parade will go ahead as planned, proving that the city would not bow to threats, officials said.Prime Minister Theresa May said she was appalled by the attack and that Britain stood with New York. “Together we will defeat the evil of terrorism,” she said.French President Emmanuel Macron also expressed solidarity. “Our fight for freedom unites us more than ever,” he tweeted.While details were preliminary and the investigation still underway, the mayor said the suspect appeared to have been a lone wolf and not part of a wider plot.US media said the suspect shouted “Allahu akbar” and police chief James O’Neill confirmed that he made a statement when he exited the vehicle.“If you just look at the MO of the attack, that’s consistent with what’s been going on. So that along with the statement has enabled us to label this a terrorist event,” he said.Television networks named him as Sayfullo Saipov, of Tampa, Florida. According to registry site WhitePages, a 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov has been living in Tampa since June 2011, and had other addresses registered in Ohio.He was listed as having had several traffic-related minor violations.In New York, police officers and ambulances swamped the area, in front of a park and next to a school as sirens wailed continuously and helicopters roared through the sky.Worried parents gathered outside a public elementary school that had closed, waiting to see if they could collect children who stayed after the end of the classes for extracurricular lessons and activities.‘Feel the pain’John Williams, 22, on his way to a park at the time, said he did not witness the shooting, but arrived 30 seconds afterward.“There was a smell of gunshots,” he told AFP. “There was a man lying on the ground. It looked as if he’d been shot.”State Governor Andrew Cuomo said the city was a “target” as an “international symbol of freedom and democracy.”“We’ve lived with this before, we’ve felt the pain before. We feel the pain today. But we go forward together,” he added.A witness who gave his name only as Frank told local television network NY1 that he saw a man running around an intersection, heard five to six gunshots and saw “about 100 cops” flood into the street.“When the cops shot him, everybody started running away and it got a little bit crazy right there. So when I tried to look again, the guy was already down,” the witness said.Tuesday’s attack came five months after a US Navy veteran plowed a car into pedestrians in Times Square, killing an 18-year-old woman from Michigan and injuring 22 other people on 18 May in what de Blasio said was not an act of terror.Previously, the most serious security breach in New York since Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani immigrant, plant a car bomb in Times Square on 1 May 2010.His explosive device failed to detonate and he was arrested shortly after boarding a flight to the Middle East. He pleaded guilty and said he was aiming to avenge deaths from US missiles fired from drones operating over Pakistan.He was sentenced to life behind bars.
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday extended by a day till Tuesday its stay on the West Bengal’s panchayat election process.A single-judge bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar extended the stay till 2 p.m. on Tuesday in view of an appeal filed before a Division Bench of the High Court against the stay. A Division Bench of Justice Biswanath Samaddar and Justice Arindam Mukherjee is slated to hear the case at 4.30 p.m. on Monday.Justice Talukdar had, on Thursday, stayed the election process till April 16 on a petition by the Bharatiya Janata Party and asked the State Election Commission (SEC) to furnish by that date a comprehensive status report on the polls. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsOn Monday, BJP representative Pratap Banerjee furnished a bond of Rs five lakh as fine imposed by the court on the party for “misrepresenting facts” by moving both the Supreme Court and the High Court on the same plea.Justice Talukdar also permitted the state Congress President Adhir Chowdhury to become a party in the case, overruling objections from Trinamool Congress counsel Kalyan Banerjee.The two opposition parties have moved the court, accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of unleashing massive pre-poll violence against their party workers to prevent them from filing nominations for the polls ever since the process began on April 2. The two parties also called the SEC a puppet of the ruling TMC after the poll panel withdrew its earlier order of extending the filing of nominations by a day, within a few hours of issuing the order last week.The panchayat elections were originally scheduled for May 1, 3 and 5, with the counting of votes slated on May 8.
Kolkata: South 24-Parganas police busted a sex racket from Sonarpur and arrested four persons including three women for their alleged involvement in the incident.This comes barely a month after a similar sex racket had been busted in the same district. Acting on a tip off, the police from Sonarpur conducted a raid at a house situated in Bose Pukur area on late Tuesday night.Police came to know that a sex racket was operating from a house situated in the area and decided to carry out an operation. The locals told police that people from outside used to visit the house till late night. On holidays, more number people used to visit the house and this had aroused the suspicion of the locals.The owner of the house Samir Mondal has also been arrested in this connection. The investigating officers recovered some liquor bottles and some hard cash from the possession of the accused. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect illegal activities was going on from the house for quite sometime.Police are conducting raids at various places and bars in the district following the incident. Police came to know that the house owner used to hire these women from various parts of the state and outside for running the business. Police are conducting a detailed probe in this regard. They will crack down on these sex rackets gradually if there is any in the district. The accused admitted their involvement in the racket.
UPDATE: All lanes have now reopened Two lanes are closed on the M6 motorway in Staffordshire due to a collision this afternoon (Wednesday March 20). Inrix, the traffic data company, reports the collision has taken place on the northbound carriageway between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). Lanes one and two are reported to be shut and traffic is queueing. The accident, which was first reported at around 3.15pm, is understood to involve a car and a lorry. The ambulance service are reported to be at the scene. Highways England have confirmed they are on their way to the scene. A spokesman said: “2 lanes (of 4) closed M6 J12 Gailey to J13 Dunston due to a collison. Traffic officers on route.” We will bring you further updates as we get them on the feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.16:08All lanes now openAll lanes have now reopened.15:59Minor injuriesThe ambulance service have confirmed they were called to the scene just after 3pm and one person is receiving treatment for minor injuries.15:27Travel time 15 minutesTraffic data company Inrix reports 15 minute delays against expected travel time.15:26Ambulance at sceneInrix, the traffic data company, reports paramedics are at the scene. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes
Life of a travel agent! ? ?Posted by Christian Hull on Monday, April 24, 2017 Posted by SYDNEY — Only a fellow travel agent will understand the many hardships of the job. From crazy customer complaints to over-the-top demands to putting together a complicated itinerary only for the customer to end up booking online themselves, being a travel agent in this day and age is no walk in the park.But when the going gets tough, the tough gets going, which according to online personality Christian Hull is best done through a mock video that highlights all the crazy issues agents face on a daily basis. Sporting a wig and posing as a fictitious travel agent, Hull hilariously depicts several scenarios between agents and customers that often leave the former feeling frustrated, slighted or downright confused.And with Travel Agent Day in Canada coming up on May 3, the video is a delightful reminder of just how hard agents work every single day. We salute you!Watch the video here: << Previous PostNext Post >> Everything agents have to deal with in one hilarious video Travelweek Group Tags: LOL, Video Friday, April 28, 2017
TORONTO — Contiki has named James Marchant as its Global CEO with responsibility for the youth travel company’s global network of teams across Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, developing and growing Contiki’s worldwide offering of 300+ epic, #NOREGRETS adventures.Marchant joins Contiki from Second Estates, where he was a Marketing, Loyalty and Strategy Consultant for the luxury holiday rental investment company, and from the board of Black Tomato, the luxury travel agency that he helped to conceive and develop in 2005. He is relocating from London to be based at Contiki’s head office in Geneva.Contiki recently launched its 2019 program with its inaugural Africa adventures, 21 new itineraries across Europe and the Middle East, as well as a new Iconic Essentials travel style that centres on providing maximum value for Millennial and Gen Z travellers.“I’m hugely excited to have joined Contiki,” said Marchant. “As a proud member of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, Contiki has consistently been at the forefront of delivering incredible travel experiences to 18 to 35 olds, made possible by a very passionate and skilled team who are focussed on delighting our travellers.”More news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaMarchant takes over from Casper Urhammer, who was Contiki’s Global CEO from 2014 to 2018. Posted by Contiki has a new Global CEO << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Contiki, New Hires Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Share Travelweek Group