IPL 2017 Final: Kriti Sanon adds star power to RPS vs MI title clash

first_imgKriti Sanon was in the house on Super Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad when Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians faced off the Indian Premier League 2017 final.Kriti Sanon, the Bollywood actor, was spotted in the stands with her upcoming film — Raabta — co-star Sushant Singh Rajput as the two sides battled hard for the top prize.BCCI PhotoEarlier, Kriti had set the stage on fire at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru with her performance at the opening ceremony.Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika Sajdeh was also seen cheering on for her husband and his team. However, Mumbai were restricted to 129/8, which is now the lowest-ever total by a team batting first in IPL finals. Jaydev Unadkat (2/19), Adam Zampa (2/32) and Daniel Christian (2/34) bagged two wickets each to halt Mumbai to a paltry total.Ritika Sajdeh (BCCI Photo)Top musician Anu Malik was also present in the stands and was seen applauding every good move made by Mumbai Indians. Krunal Pandya top scored with 47 for Mumbai but lacked support from the other end.Anu Malik (BCCI Photo)last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer on beating Huddersfield: It’s a mindset change

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer on beating Huddersfield: It’s a mindset changeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s been able to change the “mindset” of his players after victory over Huddersfield.Paul Pogba scored twice for the 3-1 win.Solskjaer said, “You don’t change anything in one week, but you change the mindset. I want my team to play in a certain way and I give them little pointers here and there. It’s a work in progress, that’s what it is. It’s going to take time as the players go from one manager and the details he wanted and I have a little bit of a tweak. It will improve as time goes on.”On Pogba, he added: “It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

23 days agoTottenham defender Vertonghen: This is painful, embarrassing

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham defender Vertonghen: This is painful, embarrassingby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has declared defeat to Bayern Munich as “embarrassing”.Bayern thrashed their Champions League opponents 7-2 in London last night.“This is very painful. All negative words go through my mind now. It’s embarrassing,” said Vertonghen. “Bayern was very clinical. There is no explanation for such a score, but they punished every mistake. I think everyone’s going to have a bad night. Fortunately we have our next match within a few days. “We must deal with this defeat as a team.” last_img

DHX Media licenses Teletubbies Season Two to Nick Jr channel for US

first_imgDHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, has licensed exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for 30 brand-new half-hour episodes of Teletubbies which will begin airing on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. preschool channel in 2017.Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution of DHX Media, said: “The new Teletubbies series is winning fans worldwide, and the pickup of another season in the U.S. points to the enduring appeal of this global brand. With all the recognizable favorites as well as new features, the second season is a real treat for audiences both in the U.S. on Nick Jr., and the U.K. where it will premiere exclusively on CBeebies next year.”As the flagship property in DHX Media’s strategy to build global brands, the new Teletubbies continues to perform extremely well and is gaining global momentum. The global licensing program is growing rapidly, with more than 85 top-tier licensees already on board, underscoring its position as one of the best-loved and most recognizable international properties. Licensees in core categories include Character Options (award-winning Master Toy line, with distribution in North America and Northern Europe by Spin Master and Southern Europe by Giochi Preziozi) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (DVD and EST) as well as book  publishers Egmont (global rights excluding North America and China) and Simon & Schuster (North America). Advertisement Advertisement Season two of Teletubbies introduces exciting new elements to delight another generation of devotees. Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po continue to laugh, learn and play as they discover a new area of Teletubbyland called the Hidey Hup–a beautiful hidden glade containing equipment for physical Teletubbies fun, including the Tubby Bouncy, Tubby Slidey, Tubby Uppy Downy and the Tubby Spinny.  In typical Teletubbies style, they drive to the Hidey Hup in their brand-new honk-honk Tubby Car, singing the infectious Tubby Car song as they travel. The Teletubbies extend their friendship to the adorable and intrepid little Tiddlytubbies–Mi-Mi, Daa Daa, Baa, Ping, RuRu, Nin, Duggle Dee and Umby Pumby–who have their own sing-along signature song. Also, look out for the story of pink tubby custard turning green and a very special Tubby Custard ride carriage for the Noo-noo.In addition, multi-talented author, comedian, actor and presenter David Walliams and girl band star turned TV presenter Rochelle Humes join the voice cast for season two, alongside Jim Broadbent, Fearne Cotton, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Rigby and Antonia Thomas from season one, as they lend their voices to Teletubbies’ distinctive and much-loved Voice Trumpets.The new TV show was commissioned and premiered in the UK by CBeebies, and has been picked up by 23 broadcasters worldwide to date, as well as Amazon Prime Video in the U.K.The new Teletubbies follows the same well-loved characters and styling as the original but has been visually modernized by DHX Media and award-winning U.K. production company, Darrall Macqueen, bringing a refreshed and contemporary look and feel to one of the world’s best-loved preschool properties.About Nick Jr.Nick Jr., the 24-hour network from Nickelodeon dedicated to preschoolers and moms, currently reaches almost 73 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite TV. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nick Jr. and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 11,800 half-hours, the company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands.Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).DisclaimerThis press release contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws with respect to DHX Media, including, without limitation, statements regarding the broadcast, distribution, licensing, growth, demand, viewership and business strategies in respect of Teletubbies. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risk factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form and annual Management Discussion and Analysis, which also form part of the Company’s annual report on Form 40-F filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Hudsons Bay in jointventure talks with European retailer Signa Holding

first_imgTORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. is eyeing a joint venture in Europe with an Austrian department store heavyweight it previously rebuffed.The Canadian retailer said it is in talks with Signa Holding GmbH, a European company that made an unsolicited bid late last year for HBC’s German operations, but withdrew the offer earlier this year after it was rejected by the HBC board because it undervalued the business.A statement HBC released Friday said the pair recently signed a non-binding letter of intent “with respect to the exploration of a potential joint venture,” but noted that “there can be no assurance that any such discussions will ultimately lead to a transaction” and that any deal would still be subject to board approval and third-party consents that are out of HBC’s control.Signa owns Kardstadt, a department store that sells everything from apparel to household appliances, while HBC runs similar businesses overseas called Galeria Kaufhof and Galeria INNO.A potential deal between the two could pave the way for a German department store monopoly and signals that HBC still sees value in Kaufhof, despite its European operations seeing a 6.6. per cent decrease in overall comparable sales in the last quarter.HBC scooped up Kaufhof from German retailer Metro AG in 2015 for 3 billion euros ($4.5 billion CDN).HBC declined to make a representative available to discuss the potential deal it is eyeing, but said it released a statement Friday in an effort to quiet recent reports suggesting that it had signed a binding agreement to sell or combine business or properties.It said it publicized the exploration of a deal with Signa because it believes “it is prudent to advise stakeholders.”Some of those stakeholders have been tussling with HBC for years now, especially given the retailer’s rocky recent performance that included a $400-million loss in the first quarter of 2018, compared with a loss of $221 million a year ago.The most outspoken of the stakeholders has been Jonathan Litt, chief investment officer and founder of activist investor Land & Buildings Investment Management, who has repeatedly complained that HBC is really a real estate company, not a retailer, that has failed to outline a plan to unlock the “substantial real estate value trapped in the company.”Last month, he released a note saying HBC should look towards American department store chain Macy’s as HBC’s underperfomance “has become even more pronounced.”“Hudson’s Bay could learn a lot from the way Macy’s has built a credible real estate team to help drive its turnaround,” Litt wrote, at the time. “One could even reasonably ask whether the most logical course for HBC at this point would be an acquisition by Macy’s as opposed to trying to play catch up.”While Litt has been outspoken about the company’s real estate, a Lands & Building spokesperson declined to comment Friday about its take on HBC being in talks with Signa.Companies in this story: (TSX:HBC)last_img read more

China says detention of Canadian involves employment issue

first_imgBEIJING — China says the recent detention of a third Canadian is different than the earlier ones authorities have alleged involved security matters.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday that the woman had received an administrative penalty for illegal employment. She did not provide further details.The detentions of two Canadian men last week appeared to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive wanted in the United States.Hua said the most recent case is different, noting the two men have been taken in for endangering China’s national security, while the woman was given an administrative penalty.A Canadian lawmaker said Wednesday that the case involved visa irregularities for an Alberta woman who had been teaching in China.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Alaska Highway reopens north of Liard Hot Springs after fuel truck spill

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. — The Alaska Highway has reopened between the Liard Hot Springs and the Yukon border after a fuel truck spill closed the road for most of the day yesterday.According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the transport truck carrying roughly 55,000 litres of fuel was involved in a single vehicle incident at around 1:00 on Wednesday morning at Mile 543. No leak was reported at the time of the crash, but in an update at 7:45 a.m., the RCMP confirmed that the load was leaking.The responding Environmental Emergency Response Officer attended the incident site and determined that a fuel compartment in one of the truck’s two trailers was punctured. The Ministry estimates that 4,500 litres of fuel spilled to the environment, and it appears to be contained to the soil surrounding the highway. During a flyover, the officer did not see any sheen on the Liard River. However, it was noted that there are only pockets of visible water on the river due most of it being covered in ice. A multi-agency conference call took take yesterday evening to discuss future response plans. The Ministry said it will provide another update when new information becomes available.last_img read more

USTR puts India on Priority Watch List alleges IP rights violations

first_imgWashington DC: The US on Thursday placed India on its ‘Priority Watch List’ alleging lack of “sufficient measurable improvements” to its Intellectual Property (IP) framework on long-standing and new challenges that have negatively affected American right holders over the past year. “Over the past year, India took steps to address intellectual property challenges and promote IP protection and enforcement. However, many of the actions have not yet translated into concrete benefits for innovators and creators, and long-standing deficiencies persist. India remains one of the world’s most challenging major economies with respect to protection and enforcement of IP,” an official US report said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe US Trade Representatives (USTR) in its report identified 11 countries, including India, in its ‘Priority Watch List’. China, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela are among others. It has also placed 25 countries, including Pakistan and Turkey, on the Watch List. In the report, the US said that these countries will be the subject of increased bilateral engagement with the USTR to address IP concerns. Specifically, over the coming weeks, the USTR will review the developments against the benchmarks established in the Special 301 action plans for countries that have been on the ‘Priority Watch List’ for multiple years. For such countries that fail to address US’ concerns, the USTR will take appropriate actions, such as enforcement actions under Section 301 of the Trade Act or pursuant to World Trade Organisation or other trade agreement dispute settlement procedures, necessary to combat unfair trade practices and to ensure that trading partners follow through with their international commitments, it said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIn its India section of the report, the USTR said that long-standing IP challenges facing US businesses in India include those which make it difficult for innovators to receive and maintain patents in that country, particularly for pharmaceuticals, insufficient enforcement actions, copyright policies that do not properly incentivise the creation and commercialisation of content, and an outdated and insufficient trade secrets legal framework. In addition to these long-standing concerns, India also further restricted the transparency of information provided on state-issued pharmaceutical manufacturing licenses, and expanded the application of patentability exceptions to reject pharmaceutical patents, it alleged. India also missed an opportunity to establish an effective system for protecting against the unfair commercial use, as well as the unauthorised disclosure, of undisclosed test or other data generated to obtain marketing approval for certain agricultural chemical products, the report alleged. According to the USTR, last year it engaged with India to secure meaningful IP reforms on long-standing issues, including patentability criteria, criteria for compulsory licensing, and protection against unfair commercial use, as well as unauthorised disclosure, of test or other data generated to obtain marketing approval for pharmaceutical products. In a warning to India and various other countries, the USTR said that to maintain the integrity and predictability of IP systems, governments should use compulsory licenses only in extremely limited circumstances and after making every effort to obtain authorisation from the patent owner on reasonable commercial terms and conditions. “Such licenses should not be used as a tool to implement industrial policy, including providing advantages to domestic companies, or as undue leverage in pricing negotiations between governments and right holders,” it said. As such, it is also critical that foreign governments ensure transparency and due process in any actions related to compulsory licenses, it said. The US will continue to monitor developments and to engage, as appropriate, with trading partners, including India, the report said. In India, rulings by government agencies are attempting to extend the scope of mandatory collective management of rights and statutory license fees for certain types of digital music services, it said. Also, the collection and distribution of royalties to US and other right holders should be carried out on a national treatment basis, it added. At the same time, the report also notes some of the best practices by India in the IP sector last year. For instance, India’s Cell for Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Management (CIPAM) organises and spearheads the government’s efforts to simplify and streamline IP processes, increase IP awareness, promote commercialization, and enhance enforcement.last_img read more

Great to see Russells maturity Karthik

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik has heaped praise on Andre Russell, saying it is great to see him grow as a player and get matured. Riding on Russell’s unbeaten 40-ball 80, KKR kept their playoffs hope alive as they defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 34-run win despite Hardik Pandya’s fireworks in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. “Russell is a great player, he’s a special player and it’s good to see him grow as a player. The maturity he’s showing is great to see,” said Karthik in the post-match presentation ceremony. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuPrior to Sunday’s game, Russell had expressed his displeasure towards the decision-making in the team. Russell had said that it’s not the batting that’s been struggling, but the bowling. “We get to totals we should defend,” he had said at the press conference before the game. He had spoken about how he had talked to the coach about his batting order, and about how, despite being among the runs, he had not left the room in days because he was not feeling good about the losses. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHowever, batting first on Sunday, KKR amassed 232-2 riding on the back of half-centuries from their top order, after which their bowlers restricted the visitors to 198-7. The win ended KKR’s six-match losing streak in IPL 2019, and also brought to an end MI’s streak of eight consecutive wins against them. “I think at the end of the day you should make sure your process is right. It might sound cliche but it’s a high pressure sport. You gotta make sure everybody is in great space as it’s such a high octane tournament,” said Karthik.last_img read more

Silva hopeful Ronaldo will not retire from international duty

first_imgPortugal Midfielder Bernardo Silva hopes that his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo will not quit the national team following their exit from Russia.Silva, Ronaldo and co. were eliminated on Saturday night following a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay in an enthralling end to end contest, which was decided by two wonderful Edison Cavani goals.Ronaldo was unable to significantly influence proceedings on the night and at 33 years old the world’s best striker may not be part of the Portuguese squad for the next world cup in Qatar.Bernardo Silva hopes that the Madrid star won’t call it a day just yet despite the disappointment in Russia, reports The Independent.“It’s his decision. As a teammate, I hope so because he helps us so much. He’s a fantastic player. We don’t need to describe him. So hopefully he stays but it’s his decision.” said Silva.“He has had another amazing season. The best scorer in the Champions League, a third Champions League in a row. In this World Cup, he helped us so much, scoring four goals. So yes, it seems like he’s getting better with age. I hope he stays but we’ll see what happens.”Ronaldo is Portugal’s record goalscorer having scored 85 in 154 games for his country. He hit 4 goals for them at this World Cup, including a sublime hat-trick against Spain and a powerful header against Morroco.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.Bernardo continued: “Everyone is disappointed, him as well. We’re going out of the World Cup with the feeling that in the first three games we didn’t play as well as we thought we could, and we didn’t lose.”“And this was our best game and we got eliminated. It’s a bit frustrating for us. But it’s football.” De volta a Portugal depois de uma experiência fantástica de participar num Campeonato do Mundo! Obrigado a todos os portugueses pelo apoio incondicional! ??❤ @selecaoportugal pic.twitter.com/2bfd8QSfYH— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) July 2, 2018last_img read more