Olympiacos Beats Giannena, 5-1

first_imgATHENS — Defending champion Olympiacos thrashed visiting Giannena 5-1 to maintain its perfect record in the Greek league on Sept. 26.Three days before facing Arsenal in a Champions League game in London, Olympiakos had the chance to rest some starters.Defensive lapses allowed Pajtim Kasami, in the 31st minute, and Costas Fortounis, a minute later, to score the first two goals, with Alberto Botia adding a third in the 42nd with a smashing header off a corner kick.Defender Themistocles Tzimopoulos gifted Olympiakos with an own goal in the 52nd and Jimmy Durmaz made it 5-0 with a penalty kick in the 72nd. Andi Lila scored a consolation goal in the 86th.Also, Kalloni beat Panetolikos 5-1 and Xanthi drew 1-1 at newcomer Iraklis.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

2011 Youth Trans Tasman Series

first_imgThe Australian Boy’s and Girl’s 18’s and 20’s sides will take to the field against New Zealand at Viking Park, Tuggeranong from Friday, 21 January to Sunday, 23 January 2011. After winning the last Youth Trans Tasman Series in 2009, Australia is looking to defend its title, while New Zealand is determined to reverse the result and tie it up at one series a piece. The games will be held at Viking Park at the following times:Friday5.00pm – 18’s Girls6.05pm – 18’s Boys7.10pm – 20’s Girls8.15pm – 20’s Boys Saturday2.00pm – 18’s Girls2.55pm – 18’s Boys3.50pm – 20’s Girls4.45pm – 20’s BoysSunday9.00am – 18’s Girls10.05am – 18’s Boys11.10am – 20’s Girls12.15pm – 20’s BoysTo keep up to date with all of the latest news and information from the event, please visit the following website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=6460&pID=14 You can also follow the Australian teams’ progress on Touch Football Australia’s Facebook page throughout the week. To become a fan of Touch Football Australia, please click on the following link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 Related Filesyouth_tt_flyer-pdflast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Pakistani fans troll Fakhar Zaman after strange dismissal vs South Africa

first_img graphs No data available! view more view less Next scorecard commentary World Cup 2019: Pakistani fans troll Fakhar Zaman after strange dismissal vs South AfricaDuring Pakistan’s do-or-die clash against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday, Fakhar Zaman tried to play an unorthodox shot that added to another moment of madness at the ongoing World Cup. Anita Jat LondonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 19:53 IST Fakhar Zaman gave a solid start to Pakistan but he failed to save himself from social media trolling (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFakhar Zaman was dismissed for 44 by Imran Tahir in the 15th overFakhar added 81 runs for the first wicket with Imam-ul-Haq (44)Pakistan rode on contributions from Haris (89), Babar (69) and the openers to post 308/7 vs South AfricaThe World Cup 2019 has not just been about individual landmarks, breathtaking performances or nervous finishes but also about some awkward on-field moments.Be it about Jason Roy crashing into the umpire after his century or Sarfaraz Ahmed yawning on the field, cricket fans have got plenty of funny moments to pick their favourite from.However, when it comes to the Pakistan team in particular, the players seem to be offering their fans a reason to laugh at in every game. Pakistan vs South Africa Live ScoreDuring Pakistan’s do-or-die clash against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday, Fakhar Zaman tried to play an unorthodox shot that added to another moment of madness at the ongoing World Cup.In the 15th over of the game when Imran Tahir bowled a full lenghth delivery to Fakhar Zaman, the Pakistan opener walked across to the off side in order to scoop it but he failed miserably as the ball jumped off his gloves only to land in the hands of Hashim Amla at slip.Fakhar too, looked disappointed with his awful shot as he smashed his bat on the ground in frustration after his 44-run innings came to an end.Though Fakhar gave a solid start to Pakistan but he failed to save himself from the social media trolling for his failed paddle scoop.Fakhar Zaman Talent… Hats off pic.twitter.com/Jk8aVfBXU3(@MoinAhmed7) June 23, 2019Fakhar zaman choosing shot for getting out : #PAKvSA #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/xVOt3wNrMnS e s k y (@Sarcastifieded) June 23, 2019When You watch Lagan Movie many times#fakharzaman pic.twitter.com/qKF6GpmsRWadvertisementArsalan maymon (@MaymonArsalan) June 23, 2019#PAKvSAScientist Fakhar Zaman Failed During A Shot-Invention Against Imran Tahir pic.twitter.com/qcsTJeszA5SUSPENDED ACCOUNT (@ThenameisRK) June 23, 2019When Fakhar Zaman is playing very well, and Gets out On Shot like that.#PAKvSA #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/0Ns4xw2yJA(@ImRida) June 23, 2019Fakhar zaman be like #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/Wc2AFXYptUDiwakar Singh Sikarwar (@DiwakarSinghSi4) June 16, 2019Fakhar Zaman getting outFans: #CWC19 #PakvSA pic.twitter.com/0VaFveLE6uUsman Ramzan (@usmanpak55) June 23, 2019Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman forged an opening 81 run stand to set the tone for the game following which Babar Azam played a magnificent a 69-run middle order innings. Haris Sohail then smashed 89 off 59 balls to power Pakistan to 308 for 7 in 50 overs after they opted to bat first. For the Proteas, Lungi Ngidi picked up 3 wickets for 64 runs while Imran Tahir bagged two wickets.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Fakhar ZamanFollow Pakistan vs South AfricaFollow World Cup 2019 advertisementlast_img read more

Le Rapport de la ministre aux parents pour lannée 2007 est publié

first_imgLe rapport sommaire des résultats des évaluations et des examens provinciaux pour l’année 2007 est maintenant disponible. Le septième Rapport annuel de la ministre aux parents contient les résultats des évaluations et des examens provinciaux de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour les élèves de la 12e année en mathématiques, anglais et physique, qui ont déjà été publiés, ainsi que les résultats récemment publiés, par école, des évaluations des apprentissages en mathématiques au premier cycle de l’élémentaire, du Early Language Literacy Assessment, des appréciations du rendement en littératie à l’élémentaire et des appréciations du rendement en littératie au premier cycle du secondaire. « Ces évaluations donnent aux parents, ainsi qu’à l’ensemble du système d’éducation, des renseignements importants sur l’apprentissage de nos élèves, sur les domaines où les élèves ont besoin d’un soutien supplémentaire, et sur la meilleure façon d’investir pour assurer le succès de tous les élèves, » a dit Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation. Le rapport de 2007 contient également les résultats des évaluations nationales et internationales en matière de langue, de mathématiques et de sciences. Les élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont obtenu de bons résultats dans plusieurs sujets, ainsi que dans diverses évaluations nationales et internationales en 2007. Les évaluations démontrent toutefois qu’il existe encore des domaines où des améliorations sont nécessaires, notamment en mathématiques. Le rapport peut être consulté en ligne à l’adresse www.ednet.ns.ca . Des exemplaires du rapport seront disponibles dans les écoles cette semaine.last_img read more

Djokovic beats Bautista Agut to reach sixth Wimbledon final

first_imgLondon: Novak Djokovic watched his Wimbledon semifinal opponent’s shot hit the net tape, pop in the air and slide over for a winner that tied things at a set apiece. Centre Court spectators stood and cheered, perhaps thinking Roberto Bautista Agut was ready to keep this one tight, after all. Walking to his changeover chair, Djokovic nodded and waved his racket, then his right hand, at the crowd, sarcastically encouraging folks to get louder, as if to say, “Yeah, good for him and good for you. Enjoy it while you can.” Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherSoon enough, the defending champion was bellowing and shaking his fist after putting away an overhead to go up a break in the third set. Moments later, he was ending a 45-stroke baseline exchange — the longest on record at Wimbledon, where such stats date to 2006 — with a backhand winner to save a break point. Djokovic eventually overcame Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Friday to reach his sixth final at the All England Club. “I had to dig deep,” Djokovic said. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenIn Sunday’s final, he will seek a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th Grand Slam trophy overall when he faces either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. Those two great rivals were scheduled to face each other later Friday in their first meeting at Wimbledon since the epic 2008 final won by Nadal, 9-7 in the fifth set as darkness descended. “Of course I will watch it,” Djokovic said of the day’s second semifinal. “My coaches will probably see the whole match. I’ll definitely see parts of it. I’m a fan of that matchup, as well. Federer-Nadal is one of the most epic rivalries of all time. So it’s fantastic to see them play today.” The opening semifinal was played under a cloudy sky and with a breeze that topped 10 mph, occasionally bothering the No. 1-seeded Djokovic. It was his 36th career appearance in the final four at a major tournament — and the debut in that round for Bautista Agut, who was seeded 23rd. Even HE didn’t really expect his visit to the All England Club to last this long: The Spaniard was supposed to meet a half-dozen of his buddies on the island of Ibiza this weekend for his bachelor party. Instead, those pals were sitting in a guest box at Centre Court on Friday. “He was not really overwhelmed, so to say, with the stadium and with the occasion. He played really well,” Djokovic said. “First set, he was still probably managing his nerves and he made some uncharacteristic unforced errors. But later on, at the beginning of the second, he established himself.” After a flat forehand return winner off a 107 mph serve on the very first point, Bautista Agut certainly did lose his way for a bit. Djokovic won 14 of the next 18 points while pulling out to a 3-0 lead — and he didn’t need to produce much magic to do so. Just one of those initial 14 points came via his own winner; 10 resulted from Bautista Agut’s unforced errors. But the second set saw a shift. Djokovic stopped his until-then successful tactic of offering some variety and heading to the net when he could. His forehand also became problematic, while Bautista Agut couldn’t seem to miss a shot. Bautista Agut already beat Djokovic twice earlier this season. Could he do it again? No, largely because Djokovic rediscovered his best abilities. He came up bigger in the longest points, eventually holding a 29-17 edge when they lasted at least 10 strokes. Once his volley winner found the net tape and trickled over to cap the third set — turnabout was fair play, in this instance, after the way the previous set ended — the outcome seemed inevitable. Djokovic broke to lead 2-1 in the fourth, and again for 4-1, then needed a handful of match points to seal the victory. Whether he faces second-seeded Federer or third-seeded Nadal next, it will be the 22nd Grand Slam final involving two members of the Big Three, and the seventh at Wimbledon. One of that trio will be the champion at an 11th consecutive major tournament and for the 54th time in the past 65.last_img read more

AI suffered 430 crore loss due to Pak air space closure

first_imgNew Delhi: Air India suffered a loss of Rs 430 crore in the four-month period when air space was restricted by Pakistan after the Balakot air strikes, Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, the minister said the government was committed to privatisation of the national carrier, but is working on a turnaround plan for making it profit-making before it is privatised. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepHe said that 40 per cent of the operating expenses of the airline is on fuel and other geo-political factors and the closure of air space by Pakistan cost the airline dearly. Puri also expressed happiness over Pakistan opening its airspace on Tuesday after four months of closure following the air strikes by India on terror camps in Balakot. “Air India has suffered a loss of Rs 430 crore in the last four months of air space being restricted by the neighbouring country. We are happy that the air space has opened now,” he told the house. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsIn response to the privatisation plan, he said “the government has announced that it is committed to privatisation of the airline. But, in addition to this we have a turnaround plan to make the airline profitable.” “We will be ending this year with an operating loss of Rs 74 crore. But in the next year, the airline is projected to make profit,” he said. With regard to query about Air India assuring employment to its pilots in case of privatisation, the minister said the airline has pilots who are full-time employees as well as those on fixed term contracts. “Air India has a total of 1,677 employees, of which 1,108 are permanent employees and 569 are on fixed-term contracts. The process of hiring is an ongoing process and we are in the process of filling up vacancies that were advertised earlier,” he said. Puri said in June this year, the airline has again advertised for 192 slots, but at any given point of time “we ensure there are no slots which are lying vacant”. He said the airline hired pilots keeping in view calculations of slots and requirements in the next three to five years. He said with regard to recent reports of DGCA acting against pilots for violation of rules, the airline regulator is taking strict action as per fresh guidelines issued by him ever since he took over the ministry in the new government. “I hope the message would have gone to all the airlines that no violations would be tolerated,” he said. In his written reply, the minister said no new post of chief Pilot has been created in Air India. “However, in terms of Directorate General of Civil Aviation requirement, there is a Chief Pilot designated for each type of Aircraft in the fleet as per CAP 3100-Air Operator Certification Manual. Further, the post of Executive Director (IT) already exists and currently there is no post of Executive Director (Properties & Facilities) in Air India,” he said in his written reply to the Rajya Sabha.last_img read more

Kohli Rohit on verge of creating another partnership record

first_imgPort of Spain: Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma will eye another record if they get a chance to bat together in the third and final ODI against the West Indies on Wednesday. The Kohli-Sharma duo need just 27 runs to complete 1,000 partnership runs against the West Indies in ODIs. If they manage to achieve the feat, they will become the first pair to score 1,000 partnership runs against West Indies in ODI cricket. Meanwhile, left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav will also aim to become the fastest Indian bowler to scalp 100 ODI wickets. The 24-year-old has taken 96 wickets in 53 ODIs and is just four short of the 100-wicket milestone. If he manages to pick up four wickets in the third ODI, he will become the fastest Indian to achieve the feat, bettering the record of seamer Mohammed Shami, who took 56 ODIs to touch the three-digit mark.last_img read more

DR of Congo UNbacked Convoy of Hope sets sail to bring aid

A convoy of barges carrying desperately needed aid to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Oriental Province has set sail from Kinshasa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.The “Convoy of Hope,” which left the Congolese capital yesterday with more than 1,000 tons of medicines, food and other necessities, will take three weeks to make the 1,700 kilometres journey to Kisangani in the Oriental Province, where between 6 and 7 million people are in critical need, FAO says.The people in the region have struggled for months in isolation from the rest of the country to make ends meet and grow their own food, according to FAO. As a result of deteriorating roads and closed river traffic, market activities have gradually dwindled, as agricultural produce fails to get through. In addition to providing immediate relief, the aim of the convoy is also to demonstrate the importance of establishing humanitarian/economic corridors, which would allow a resumption of trade between Kinshasa and the eastern and northern parts of the country. The convoy is the result of a collective mobilization of resources by 26 partners, among them UN agencies, religious and international non-governmental organizations, Congolese partners and donors including Belgium, the European Union, the United States, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. read more

UN extends emergency food airlift to hundreds of thousands of flood victims

“The situation in [Ethiopia’s] Somali region is absolutely critical, and thousands upon thousands of men, women and children need our most urgent help,” UN World Food Programme (WFP) Director in Ethiopia Mohamed Diab said. “Unless emergency relief supplies reach people very quickly, lives may be lost. “The Government, UN agencies and humanitarian partners have worked around the clock to get supplies to those in need. “But many trucks laden with food and medicine were stranded in mud and have been unable to reach all communities. The fastest means of reaching some areas now is by helicopter.” Last week WFP launched a regional air operation with fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to transport humanitarian workers and aid for more than 1 million people in Somalia and Kenya. Including Ethiopia, up to1.8 million people are estimated to be endangered by the worst regional flooding in years. The two agency-chartered Mi-8 helicopters today left Gode, administrative capital of the Somali region of south-east Ethiopia, for Mustahil, one of the worst-affected areas that has been largely cut off since the flooding began more than a month ago. Some 65,000 people in Mustahil alone are estimated to need urgent aid. The helicopters will go to Kelafo and East Imi, two other hard-hit areas in the next few days. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will cover the cost of the operation with WFP taking the lead logistical role. The Government pre-positioned 530 tons of food in Gode for the airlift. To date, the Government has sent almost 2,000 tons to areas hit by the floods with trucks that managed to get through after many days of arduous travel on very treacherous roads. The flooding has killed 80 people and destroyed roads, bridges and property across the region. Some 362,000 people have lost their livelihoods and 122,500 of them have been displaced. Humanitarian agencies fear that malaria and water-borne diseases such as acute diarrhoea will spread through flood-affected areas, worsening an already difficult situation, and UN agencies and the Government have sent to Gode non-food items, including medical supplies, blankets, water purification sets, cooking pots, plastic sheeting and seeds, some of which will also be airlifted by the WFP helicopters. Earlier this year, Ethiopia’s Somali region was hard hit by a drought that also struck Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti, leaving 8.2 million people in need of humanitarian aid. In Ethiopia, 1.6 million people were affected as their animals died, their watering holes dried up and malnutrition rates increased. read more

US factories cut output in May for 2nd time in 3 months

WASHINGTON – U.S. factories produced less in May than April, as automakers cut back on output for the first time in six months. The report indicates that manufacturing, a key driver of the economic growth, is slowing.The Federal Reserve says factory output declined 0.4 per cent last month, after increasing 0.7 per cent in April. Auto production fell 1.5 per cent, the first drop since November. Auto sales rose sharply earlier this year but slowed in May.Overall industrial production, which includes mines and utilities, dipped 0.1 per cent, after a solid 1 per cent rise in April. Both mines and utilities increased production. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 15, 2012 9:23 am MDT US factories cut output in May for 2nd time in 3 months as auto production drops read more

UK commercial vehicles output remains steady in August

UK CV manufacturing falls -1.6% in August, with 3,685 units rolling off production lines.Output declines for both home and overseas markets, down -3.4% and -0.2% respectively.52,478 vans, trucks and buses produced so far this year, down -2.9% on 2017. UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing declined moderately in August, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 3,685 vans, trucks, buses and coaches were built in Britain last month, a -1.6% fall year on year, representing 59 fewer vehicles. Production for the UK declined -3.4% in the month, while export demand fell by just four units.In the year-to-date, commercial vehicle manufacturing is down -2.9%, impacted by a -12.7% drop in production for the home market, where business uncertainty and fluctuating buying cycles have influenced demand. Overall, output continues to be driven by exports, up 3.1% compared with the first eight months of 2017. More than 52,000 CVs have been built in Britain so far this year, with 65.9% destined for overseas customers.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said:August is typically a low-volume month for CV production so drawing conclusions from snapshot comparisons is not advised, especially considering the impact large fleet orders can have. With fluctuating buying cycles and business uncertainty continuing to affect the UK market, today’s figures once again underline our reliance on international trade – particularly with the EU. Therefore, it is imperative we maintain our beneficial trading arrangements with the EU and other key markets.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Gibraltar arrests three British military officials on suspicion of hindering sex offence

first_imgThe Rock of GibraltarCredit:Paul Grover Defence sources said British military personnel are subject to both UK and local law when posted to Gibraltar. UK military police took the lead in investigations related to service personnel carrying out their duties, local police took the lead in other investigations. But sources said there were often “grey areas” that needed to be resolved between the two sides. The Rock of Gibraltar Officers from the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) also this week carried out searches of three Ministry of Defence establishments.The row over jurisdiction is understood to have begun when local police tried to investigate the serviceman, who was already part of a UK inquiry into alleged offences involving indecent images of children.Royal Gibraltar Police wanted to examine computer equipment to establish if an offence had been committed in the territory.But when investigating officers tried to serve a warrant signed by the Chief Justice of Gibraltar, they were allegedly refused access to an MoD barracks. Officers later learned the serviceman was to be transported back to the UK, sparking the runway standoff that left hundreds of travellers stranded for nearly two hours. The plane was only allowed on its way once the suspect had been taken off.  A handful of British military units are stationed on the territory, for defence and training.Credit:MoD 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. An HMS Sabre patrol boat based in Gibraltar The RGP says it has primacy over all criminal matters in the territory.A statement from the local police said: “Officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police have arrested three senior military officials and executed a number of search warrants at various MoD establishments.”They have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and for conspiring to pervert the course of justice. The investigation concerns the events on the runway on Wednesday February 8.”Neither the MoD nor the police would last night comment on the whether the serviceman who sparked the row was still in Gibraltar, but he is still believed to be under investigation.The Gibraltar Chronicle reported one of the locations searched was the The Tower in the naval base, the MoD’s headquarters on the Rock, and claimed local police had seized computer and telephone equipment.A Government in London said: “We can confirm three service personnel have been released on bail, as this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further at this stage.“We reaffirm the strong and enduring relationship between the UK and Gibraltar.” Three senior British military officials have been arrested by Gibraltar police on suspicion of trying to hinder a child sex abuse inquiry, in a diplomatic row over who investigates crimes in the territory.The officials were held on suspicion of trying to pervert the course of justice before being bailed, after local police said they had been stopped from investigating another UK serviceman over alleged offences involving indecent images of children.The arrests on Wednesday followed a dramatic runway standoff last month when police officers blocked the departure of an A400M RAF military transport believed to be flying the serviceman back to the UK.last_img read more

Father of girls murdered by evil sex worker mother warned social services

The father of two young girls murdered by their sex worker mother claimed he warned social services about the “evil” killer who was jailed for life yesterday.Louise Porton will serve a minimum 32-year prison sentence for murdering her two daughters because they “got in the way” of her sex life.The 23-year-old suffocated three-year-old Lexi Draper and strangled 16-month-old Scarlett Vaughan in Rugby, Warwickshire in January and February last year.In a victim statement, read out at Birmingham Crown Court  by the prosecution, Chris Draper, the children’s father suggested he contacted social services about Porton before his daughters were killed. “Maybe if social services had listened to me, my girls would still be alive today,” he said. Mr Draper said he was “broken” and no punishment would ever be enough. “I sit and think, day and night, and I can’t understand why my two little girls were taken away because Louise wanted to sleep around.” Mr Draper, who was in court for sentencing, said: “I hate Louise.”  Mrs Justice Yip described the murders as “evil” and “calculated”.“These were blameless young children who were plainly vulnerable and ought to have been able to rely on their mother to protect and nurture them. Instead you took their young lives away,” the Judge said.  It emerged that Porton attempted to sell her dead daughters’ clothes online just months after she killed them.In June she posted a photograph on Facebook which showed black bin bags full of bright children’s clothing. She asked for £20 for the clothes adding “can deliver”. While Lexi was receiving treatment for the injuries inflicted by her, Porton took topless photos in the hospital bathrooms and was arranging to perform sex acts for money with a man she had met through a website, the court her. Porton killed her second daughter Scarlett less than three weeks later on Feb 1 and told a 111 call handler that her condition “did not seem urgent”.She was convicted of two counts of murder on Thursday following a five-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court. CORRECTION: Contrary to what readers might have inferred from an earlier version of this article, Birmingham Children’s Trust had no involvement in the case. We are sorry for any confusion. 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. Warwickshire Police publish photo showing the daughters of Louise Porton, Lexi (left), and Scarlett (right) Warwickshire Police publish photo showing the daughters of Louise Porton, Lexi (left), and Scarlett (right)Credit:PA/Warwickshire Police read more

Euro Quals Spain dominant in Skopje France outclasses Norway

← Previous Story Zarko Markovic – new Qatari?! Next Story → EHF EURO 2014 Qual: Austria beat Serbia – Icelandic surprise in Slovenia! Spain was dominant in their first match after becoming World Champions, and easily beat Macedonia with 24:17. For the whole game Spain were the one dictating the tempo and had no trouble to finish the game in style, Sterbik making brilliant saves too.Many wondered how France will perform after few retirements and few injuries, however “Les Experts” had no trouble outclassing Norway away, and in the end won comfortably 28:22.Scores: Romania 31:34 Belarus, Turkey 27:26 Lithuania, Macedonia 17:24 Spain, Montenegro 29:28 Israel, Latvia 28:24 Slovakia, Norway 22:28 France european championshipeuropean qualifiersfranceMacedoniaNorwaySpainsterbik read more

Your crash course in Whether a controversial EUUS free trade deal will

first_img Jan 28th 2017, 9:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Take me to Fora http://jrnl.ie/3207415 Get the top business news from Fora delivered to your inbox: Share Tweet Email 11,818 Views Short URL By Fora Staff US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump was only in the Oval Office a few hours when he formally abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership.TPP, as it was commonly known, was an ambitious trade deal between the US and 11 other Pacific-rim countries, including Japan, Canada and Australia.Sold as a means to boost trade across the region, it had taken seven years to negotiate and was a key policy for the Obama administration.Trump’s decision to scrap TPP came as little surprise. On his road to the White House, the property mogul pushed protectionist trade policies and promised to withdraw from the agreement, claiming it would hurt American workers and manufacturing if it were to go ahead.The move has also spelled the likely death knell for a similar trade deal with Europe – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, although Trump has been notably more quiet on that agreement’s fate.Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes, one of TTIP’s most vocal supporters from Ireland, told Fora that he is certain the EU-US deal will follow the same fate as the Pacific agreement. However, he suggested that it might not be completely dead – merely “in cold storage”.With that in mind, let’s look at what will likely become of TTIP over the next four years. Donald Trump withdrawing the US from TPP Source: Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association ImagesWhat’s the deal with TTIP?First, a quick recap of what exactly TTIP entails – and why it is loathed in many circles.Years in the making, TTIP would see a relaxation of trade barriers between the European Union and the US.It would see a reduction in tariffs between the two regions, as well as a consolidation of regulations covering a wide range of sectors, from food to pharmaceuticals and textiles.The stated point is to standardise cumbersome rules and make it easier for the world’s two largest economies trade with each other.However, much like a similar and troubled free-trade deal between Europe and Canada called CETA, TTIP has been met with fierce opposition.The rise in anti-establishment rhetoric on both sides of the Atlantic makes TTIP – which is strongly supported by big business – a natural enemy. Anti-TTIP protests Source: Markus Schreiber/AP/Press Association ImagesSceptics are concerned that the deal could lead to the privatisation of public services like healthcare, education and transport.Critics have said the secretive deal is too favourable to corporations and are worried about a provision that would give businesses the power to sue governments for lost profits over unfavourable laws.A high-profile case where tobacco behemoth Philip Morris attempted to bring a claim against Australia over plain-packaging laws did little to ease those concerns.There was also alarm late last year when MEPs were not permitted to take notes when they were given access to TTIP documents. A major leak from Greenpeace poured more fuel on the fire with claims that the deal is “a huge transfer of power from people to big business”.What’s next for TTIP?The collapse of TPP is largely seen as curtains for TTIP – although some would argue its demise has been in the making for some time.The controversial deal was dealt a big blow a few months ago when Germany’s vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said it had “de facto failed”.His comments were in sharp contrast with those of chancellor Angela Merkel, who said TTIP was “absolutely in Europe’s interest”.The European Commission scrambled to dismiss Gabriel’s claims and said talks had entered “a crucial stage” and would be ready to close by the end of 2016.However, it failed to finalise the agreement while Barack Obama was still US president, leaving it exposed to the full force of the incoming administration.Nevertheless, Trump’s decision not to tear up the deal immediately after entering office means there remain a few scenarios in which it could live on.One possibility is that the Republican will simply renegotiate and rebrand TTIP – the term Trump Trade and Investment Partnership would have an obvious appeal – and claim full credit for the move.When asked for his take on TTIP’s future, Brian Hayes, who is also a member of the European committee on economics and monetary affairs, said there is no indication that Trump is going to reverse his position on free-trade deals. Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie“I think for the short- to medium-term, or as long as the Trump presidency exists, it’s not likely to be resuscitated,” he said.“It’s quite clear that his rhetoric in the campaign will follow through in the presidency. It will be a presidency built on economic nationalism and protectionism and that is his modus operandi. Why would he advance TTIP?”That said, Hayes believes that there is a chance the trade deal is not completely dead and could be revived at some point in the future.“There was a lot of potential,” he said. “You could argue Europe needed this more than the US given our economic cycle right now.”He warned that the Trump administration “will rue the day that they have decided to look in top of themselves and not look out”.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie Saturday 28 Jan 2017, 9:30 AM 21 Comments Your crash course in… Whether a controversial EU-US free trade deal will soon be trumped A similar plan for Pacific nations has already felt the wrath of the presidential pen. Image: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Image: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivaislast_img read more

Real men pay their taxes dozens arrested amid violent scenes during antiTrump

first_img‘Real men pay their taxes’ – dozens arrested amid violent scenes during anti-Trump tax protests At least 21 people were arrested in Berkeley, California, as pro- and anti-Trump protesters clashed. http://jrnl.ie/3343076 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 16th 2017, 12:40 PM Police officers clash with protesters during pro- and anti-Trump demonstrations in Berkeley Source: Bay Area News Group/TNS/ABACATHOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS gathered yesterday in cities across the United States to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has repeatedly refused.The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the traditional 15 April deadline for annual tax filings, a massive date on the calendar for US households, and resulted in dozens of arrests.For decades, US presidents and presidential candidates have released their returns voluntarily, although there is no legal obligation to do so. US law requires only the publication of a financial statement that estimates assets, including debt and revenue, but does not give details on the amount of taxes paid.Trump, a billionaire property tycoon, released a financial statement but has kept his tax returns private, both during the election campaign and since taking office in January.Protesters and political rivals have said he should make a fuller disclosure to remove any inkling of potential conflicts of interest between his business interests and his political decisions.“Until he does, we’ll never know what he’s hiding or who his policies are designed to benefit,” said organisers of the “Tax March” demonstrations on its website. Source: Bay Area News Group/TNS/ABACA“We need a president who works for all Americans – and a tax system that does, too,” it added.At least 21 demonstrators were arrested after Trump opponents and supporters clashed at a march in Berkeley, California, US media said.‘Real men pay their taxes’In Washington, several thousand protesters of all ages gathered in front of the Capitol building housing Congress, holding signs such as “What is he hiding?” and “Real men pay their taxes”.A huge inflatable chicken with an orange-gold beak and a swirl of hair resembling Trump’s mane was displayed on the sidelines of the Washington protest, and at other venues.It was seen by some as the unofficial mascot for the protest – to suggest that the Republican president was afraid, or chicken, to publish his records.“If he’s got nothing to hide, he should release his tax returns,” said protester Liz Turner (31). Anti-Trump supporters spraying pepper spray at pro-Trump supporters in Berkeley Source: Paul KurodaAsked what she suspected was in them, Turner replied: “Maybe something to do with Russia?”67-year-old Ellen Lodwick, a retired corporate researcher from Maryland who has participated in anti-Trump demonstrations since his 8 November election, cast doubt on the president’s businesses.“There are probably many illegal or questionable investments in things that could affect how he looks at government and legislation, because he’s too connected,” she said.The protesters then marched along Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House, shouting “shame” as they passed by the Trump International Hotel.Trump again at Mar-a-LagoIn New York, thousands also marched, and demonstrations were held from Boston and Philadelphia on the East Coast to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles out West, and cities and towns in between.The Berkeley protests saw hundreds gather at a park, including Trump supporters who held a free speech rally, while opponents of the president’s policies shouted and chanted. Several fights broke out, according to the East Bay Times newspaper.Activists waved signs reading: “No! Pussy-Grabbing! No! Patriarchy! No! Fascist USA! Drive out Trump-Pence regime!” and “Fascist scum your time is done”.Trump has justified his refusal to publish tax returns by noting they are being audited. Federal tax authorities say that does not bar him from releasing the documents. Trump has repeatedly said he has used legal loopholes to minimise his tax burden.“Disclosing tax returns is the very lowest ethical bar for a president, and we are going to insist that he clear it,” Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, told the Washington crowd.Trump was not in the capital during the demonstration; he is again spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, where several hundred “Tax March” protesters also demonstrated outside yesterday.“Pay your taxes!” several shouted One young girl held a small sign that read “Trump is a tax e-VADER” and showed an image of Darth Vader wearing a blond hairpiece.© – AFP, 2017Read: Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote – but what is actually happening?Read: Kim Jong Un left red-faced as North Korean ‘missile test fails’ one day after military parade 88 Comments Share Tweet Email Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 12:40 PM By AFP 17,897 Views last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Tuesday

first_img Tuesday 3 Sep 2019, 4:55 PM Image: Shutterstock/Gary Perkin EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #BREXIT: It’s all go today in the House of Commons. Keep an eye on TheJournal.ie Liveblog and our coverage throughout the evening. 2. #DORIAN: The catastrophic storm has killed at least five people and spurred mass evacuations on the US east coast after hovering over the Bahamas for hours yesterday.3. #WEAPON: A man is set to appear in court after gardaí caught him with a weapon while leaving a car park at Electric Picnic in Co Laois.4. #VEEP: US Vice President Mike Pence has urged Ireland and the EU to negotiate “in good faith” with British Prime Minister Johnson to reach a resolution in relation to Brexit.5. #MURAL: Dublin City Council has ordered that a mural of David Attenborough on the side of a property in south Dublin should be removed. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4793944 No Comments 7,729 Views Share Tweet Email Sep 3rd 2019, 4:56 PM Image: Shutterstock/Gary Perkin The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Short URL By Cónal Thomaslast_img read more

Panama Papers expose global greed

first_imgThe numbers alone are overwhelming: 11.5 million documents, 4.8 million emails, 3 million database files, 2.1 million PDFs, totalling 2.6 terrabytes of data, containing information about 210,000 companies in 21 offshore jurisdictions, spanning almost 40 years (from 1977 to 2015). The greatest leak of internal data in history is bound to change the course of investigative journalism, exposing a widespread system of global tax evasion. From the first day of the massive-scale leak, it has been obvious that no country can claim to be unaffected.For the past week, more than a hundred media outlets around the world, coordinated by the Washington, DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), have been offering stories on the Panama Papers – leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, which specialises in creating shell companies for their clients to use their assets in tax havens around the world. That individuals and companies use entities in tax havens for various purposes has been known for a long time, but never before has so much light been shed into this shadowy practice, which may be unethical but is certainly not always illegal. The leak has caused significant international controversy, with high-profile names of politicians and businessmen, celebrities and FIFA officials being linked in some way to entities established in tax havens. Among those who have used the firm’s services and expertise are suspected financiers of terrorists and war criminals in the Middle East; drug kings and queens from Mexico, Guatemala and Eastern Europe; nuclear weapons proliferators in Iran and North Korea; arms dealers in southern Africa; and the chief negotiator for the Greek debt under Antonis Samaras.The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which had reported previously on a smaller leak of Mossack Fonseca files to German government regulators. A Süddeutsche Zeitung reporter named Bastian Obermayer says that he was contacted via encrypted chat by his source, offering some sort of data intended “to make these crimes public”. The German paper shared the documents with the ICIJ, which in turn shared them with a large network of international partners, including the ABC and the Australian Financial Review in Australia, The Guardian and the BBC in the UK, Le Monde in France and Protagon.gr in Greece. Each organisation is examining the documents, trying to reveal the extent to which corporations and individuals in each country have been using the services of the Panamanian Firm, which operates on a global scale with franchises around the world. Mossack Fonseca has 600 operatives working in 42 tax havens, including Switzerland, Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands.From the first day of the massive-scale leak, it has been obvious that no country can claim to be unaffected. Major financial entities (such as HSBC and Société Générale) and individuals seem interconnected in the world of offshore banking, and at least 143 politicians and their families are deep into the practice – including 12 national leaders, not least among them Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is linked to $2 billion of hidden money through accounts held in the names of family members and his friend Sergei Roldugin, a celebrated cellist. UK Prime Minister David Cameron, came himself under scrutiny, after it was revealed that his late father, Ian Cameron, run an offshore investment fund that has paid no tax in the UK since it was founded in the 1980s. David Cameron, who has inherited 300,000 from his father admitted on Thursday that he did own shares of the Blairmore Investment Trust, established in Panama by Mossack Fonseca but he had sold them in 2010, before becoming PM.Other politicians include Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister; Ayad Allawi, ex-interim prime minister and former vice-president of Iraq; Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine (who was elected in May 2014 on a promise to clean up Ukraine’s corrupt politics and a couple of months later set up a secret offshore company in the British Virgin Islands, while his troops were fighting Russian troops and pro-Moscow rebels); Alaa Mubarak, son of Egypt’s former president; and the prime minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. The latter has been the first prominent casualty from the leak, having resigned from office under public outrage after it was revealed that his family had sheltered money offshore. According to the Panama Papers, Gunnlaugsson and his wife, Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, bought a British Virgin Islands-based offshore company, Wintris Inc, in December 2007. Although there is no evidence of tax avoidance, evasion or dishonesty on the part of the couple, the company in question had big claims on Icelandic banks, which implies a great conflict of interest in a country that saw its bank sector collapse as a result of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Gunnlaugsson himself came to power defending the collapse of his country’s financial system against the demands of foreign creditors, whom he has repeatedly characterised as “vultures”. GREEK DEBT NEGOTIATOR IN THE FILES Greece has also been a country dealing with said “vultures”, being on the verge of default and financial catastrophe since 2010. One of the people who has been deeply involved in its plight has been Stavros Papastavrou, whose name appears among those of the key players of the Panama Papers. A lawyer and longtime Nea Dimokratia party operative, Papastavrou was appointed by the former prime minister, Antonis Samaras, as his deputy chief of staff for European and international affairs. As such, he quickly became chief negotiator with the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank ‘Troika’ of creditors over the Greek bailout, gaining the full trust of Samaras, who was quoted as saying: “If only Greece had ten Papastavrou!”The ICIJ mentions his name as being implicated in a tax-evasion probe about an undeclared bank deposit of about $6.9 million in an HSBC Swiss bank account. Papastavrou denied the money was his, but nonetheless agreed to pay a $3.6 million fine last February to settle charges of tax evasion and money laundering. As shown in the Panama Papers, even at the time when he was working for the Greek government, he has been involved in multiple offshore foundations. From 2005 to 2014 he was a member of the councils of the now defunct Green Shamrock Foundation and Diman Foundation, while in 2006 he became the deputy chairman of Aisios Foundation, which still exists today. Asked to comment, he claimed he had “no ownership interest in these entities of any kind” and “was under no obligation” to declare them to tax authorities. Even after this revelation, Nea Dimokratia insists on backing him; the party’s deputy leader, MP Adonis Georgiadis, in a radio interview on Tuesday, insisted that the Greek state should name a street after Papastavrou. Less prominent has been the late Vlassis Kabouroglou, whose name was involved in an investigation on bribery and corruption, regarding the purchase of the anti-missile system Tor-M1 by the Greek Ministry of Defence, in a high- profile legal case that has seen the former minister and leading member of the Greek socialist party PASOK, Akis Tsohatzopoulos, being incarcerated. Tsohatzopoulos’ right hand man, Nikolaos Zigras, in his court statement, had named Kabouroglou as the organiser of the illegal payments connected to the missile and submarine purchase deals; investigation on this has stopped since Kabouroglou’s death in Jakarta, Indonesia, in October 2012. According to the Panama Papers, Kabouroglou was the managing director of Drumilan International Hellas S.A., a company in charge of going through with the sale. Appointed to the position by the Syrian businessman Fouad Al-Zayat (who has been tried in absentia in Greece and sentenced to life for bribery and 17 years for money laundering), Kabouroglou was suspected of being responsible for transfers amounting to $25 million, to two of Al-Zayat’s offshore companies, Drumilan International Ltd and Drumilan Offset Program Ltd. The Panama Papers show Kabouroglou associated with a series of other offshores related to arms dealing, either as founder (often along with his wife and another woman), or as holder of bearer shares. Another Greek name appearing in the Panama Papers is related to a case of massive bank fraud in Ireland. Apparently, Mossack Fonseca had been used by Achilleas Kallakis and an associate, who took £740m from Allied Irish Banks in one of the biggest scams ever to befall an Irish corporation. Kallakis, who changed his name from Stefanos Michalis Kollakis, was jailed for 11 years after being found guilty by a London court in 2013 of defrauding AIB of £740 million using deception and forgery. During the trial Kallakis argued that the web of Virgin Island-based offshore companies that received the loans from AIB were owned by an entity called the Hermitage Syndicated Trust, of which he was just an advisor. The leaked Mossack Fonseca files show that it provided nominee directors to a Panama-based company called FTS Worldwide Corporation, which acted as trustee to the Hermitage Syndicated Trust. The leaks show Mossack Fonseca operatives acting as nominee directors, signing loan applications to Barclays Bank on behalf of FTS, and granting power of attorney over FTS to a man in Switzerland, who in turn signed documentation to be used for the Barclays loan application.The Kallakis property portfolio in London was built up using loans from AIB, Barclays, and Bristol & West, which became part of Bank of Ireland. During the trial it emerged that AIB had been expanding its loan book in England during the period of the scam, with more than 50 per cent of the expansion going to Kallakis and his associate. The wider AIB group was subsequently bailed out by the Irish state.Greek media are also interested in revelations regarding German entities, given the strenuous relations between the two countries – especially after the scandal that saw Siemens bribing Greek officials for the contracts of security systems during the Olympics. Siemens seems to occupy a prime position in the papers as high-ranking employees are shown to have deposited undeclared money in offshore companies. Apart from that, the papers show that Deutche Bank, the biggest German bank, had utilised “more than 400 offshore companies up to 2007” while adding that “many thousands of Germans used these Mossack Fonseca fronting companies”. (L) Stavros Papastavrou; (R) Achilleas Kallakis.HUNDREDS OF AUSTRALIAN CASES The Panama Papers database also features hundreds of Australian citizens as well as dozens of Australian law firms, banks, accountants and major companies including BHP and Wilson which use Mossack Fonseca to incorporate companies in tax havens. Documents also reveal there are 77 Australian intermediaries or clients of Mossack Fonseca that help the law firm incorporate companies in tax havens.So far, very few names have seen the light of day – among them former opal miner Maxwell John Reid, who moved $100 million through Mossack Fonseca weeks after completing a prison sentence for 66 fraud-related charges. The Australian media have singled out some other individuals; among them John Patrick Gillespie, a man with a long criminal history, who was convicted over his role in one of Australian racing’s most infamous scandals. In 1984 in Brisbane he was part of a plot that saw the horse Bold Personality painted and substituted for the long-priced Fine Cotton in a race it won at Eagle Farm. In 1992, he became a founding director of two companies, International Millionaire’s Club and International Horseowner’s Club. Both were incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas by Mossack Fonseca. The companies were deregistered in 1995.Another Australian name is that of Murray Priestley, former Lifestyle Trader chief executive, banned from providing financial services by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for engaging in deceptive conduct” and offered clients “misleading advice”. At the time, he was a director of a company registered by Mossack Fonseca. After the law firm became aware of Mr Priestley’s ban, it sought additional due diligence information but it appears requests went unanswered. Despite the ban, Mr Priestley and his company Alpha Holdings Management remain active, according to the leaked documents.Also of interest is Warren Black, a Perth-based accountant and former ATO employee who runs a company called Wealth Safe (on the website he advertises his ability to help people avoid taxation); he also appears in ICIJ data as a director and shareholder of a Mossack Fonseca-managed company called Wealth Grow International Limited, which was incorporated in the Seychelles in March 2015 (although there is no suggestion of any illegal activities related to him, or the company). Also of interest to Australia are the Chinese names revealed in the papers. At least eight current or former members of China’s top ruling body, the politburo standing committee, are mentioned, possessing offshore companies arranged through Mossack Fonseca. Those reportedly named in the leaked database from the firm include Deng Jiagui, the brother-in-law of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and Li Xiaolin, the daughter of former premier Li Peng, a Communist party hardliner who became known as the ‘Butcher of Beijing’ for his role in ordering the 1989 military crackdown on Tiananmen protesters. Another member of the ‘red elite’ is Jasmine Li, granddaughter of a powerful Chinese leader, who became the sole shareholder in two British Virgin Islands companies while still a teenager. Other prominent figures who have taken advantage of offshore companies include the brother-in-law of the president Xi Jinping, and the son-in-law of Zhang Gaoli, another member of China’s top political body, the politburo standing committee. Chinese news groups have been ordered to purge all mention of the Panama Papers from their websites and warned of harsh punishment if they are found to have published material “attacking China”.THE END OF CAPITALISM? This first course of events is just a foreshadowing of the effect that the full revelation of names implicated in the papers (scheduled to take place in May) will have. For the moment, the Panama Papers have managed to set the agenda of an international debate on tax avoidance and entitlement in a globalised economy. In an editorial, Time magazine even spoke of the end of capitalism as we know it, while Barack Obama made the highest profile intervention yet in favour of the global reform of tax avoidance. Addressing reporters at the White House, the US president said: “There is no doubt that the problem of global tax avoidance generally is a huge problem. The problem is that a lot of this stuff is legal, not illegal.”The US president added that the leak from Panama illustrated the scale of tax avoidance involving Fortune 500 companies, running into trillions of dollars worldwide.“We shouldn’t make it legal to engage in transactions just to avoid taxes,” he said, praising instead “the basic principle of making sure everyone pays their fair share”.HOW DID MOSSACK FONSECA REPLY “We cannot provide responses to questions that pertain to specific matters, as doing so would be a breach of our policies and legal obligation to maintain client confidentiality,” Mossack Fonseca stated to “The Guardian”, after the revelation of the leaked archives. “However, we can confirm the parties in many of the circumstances you cite are not and have never been clients of Mossack Fonseca.“It is legal and common for companies to establish commercial entities in different jurisdictions for a variety of legitimate reasons, including conducting cross-border mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, estate planning, personal safety, restructuring and pooling of investment capital from different jurisdictions in neutral legal and tax regimes that does not benefit or disadvantage any one investor.“In addition, we have always complied with international protocols … to assure as is reasonably possible, that the companies we incorporate are not being used for tax evasion, money laundering, terrorist finance or other illicit purposes. We regret any misuse of companies that we incorporate or the services we provide and take steps wherever possible to uncover and stop such use. If we detect suspicious activity or misconduct, we are quick to report it to the authorities. Similarly, when authorities approach us with evidence of possible misconduct, we always cooperate fully with them. “Most of the persons mentioned by you are not our clients nor do they appear in our database as persons related to the companies we formed. Due diligence procedures were carried out in accordance with the laws in place at the time the companies and cases you made reference to were incorporated and in existence”.Sources: ICIJ, Times, New York Times, The Guardian, The Irish Times, Protagon.gr Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mahal brings the Punjabi Prison on WWE Smackdown Live tonight

first_img FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE Announces Rey Mysterio Match For SmackDown 1000 WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Rumored Plans For Rey Mysterio Upon WWE Return Pinterest John Oliver Takes On The WWE WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabiacenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Birmingham, Alabama.Tonight is the go home show for this Sunday’s Battleground PPV in Philadelphia.Set for tonight is WWE Champion Jinder Mahal bringing the Punjabi Prison structure to the show ahead of his title defense this Sunday against Randy Orton.Also advertised for the show is a tag team match featuring WWE United States Champion AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of Smackdown starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRumored Plans For Rey Mysterio Upon WWE ReturnVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:26/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ Shinsuke Nakamura Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teams Elias, Chad Gable advance to the Semifinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournamentlast_img read more