Arsene Wenger defended his decision to take Olivier Giroud off after Arsenal were reduced to 10 men against Chelsea.Gunners boss Wenger responded to the sending-off of skipper Per Mertesacker by replacing forward Giroud with defender Gabriel – a change which provoked an angry response from the home fans.Seconds later, Costa drifted in front of Gabriel to score what turned out to be the winner.“I make the decision and it was quite a normal decision,” Wenger said.“We had to go long distances (because they were down to 10 men) and we needed pace to go from one (end) to the other and needed pace to get forward.Costa’s goal was his sixth in as many games“The fact is we needed to get strength on the counter-attack and needed pace. That is why I made the decision.”The result means Chelsea are now unbeaten in nine league matches against Wenger’s side.But the Frenchman insisted: “Today was a special game. We couldn’t play with our team.“There is nothing more dangerous than when you are having to chase the game with 10 men.”See also:Costa’s goal gives Blues derby victory over 10-man ArsenalMertesacker deserved red card – HiddinkModest Hiddink explains Chelsea duo’s improvementChelsea to assess Costa injuryArsenal v Chelsea player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
During his meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, former 49ers safety Eric Reid was confronted by a familiar and inevitable question.According to Pro Football Talk, Bengals team owner Mike Brown grilled Reid “almost exclusively” about his kneel-down protests during the 2016 season and asked Reid for assurances that he would not participate in the protests should he join the Bengals. Furthermore, Brown told Reid he intends to see that none of his players protest during the anthem in …
Lenovo, the company that owns Motorola Mobility, will launch the budget phone Moto E4 Plus in India on July 12, India Today Tech has learnt. The Moto E4 Plus is a slightly heftier version of the Moto E4. The Moto E4 is already available in India at Rs 8,999, unofficially however. The company is yet to make the Moto E4 official and chances are the same may happen on July 12, alongside the unveiling of the Moto E4 Plus.The Moto E4 Plus was recently launched (alongside the Moto E4) globally at a price of $179.99 (roughly Rs 11,600). It comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with a 720×1280 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and an almost stock version of it. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery.On the optics front, the E4 Plus sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, and a 5-megapixel front facing camera.The India variant of the Moto E4, meanwhile, comes with a 5-inch HD display and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is also expandable via micro-SD card.The Moto E4 further sports an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is backed by a 2,800mAh removable.Lenovo recently launched the Moto C Plus in India at a price of Rs 6,999. The phone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 2GB of RAM. It comes with a 5-inch 720p HD display, 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via a micro-SD card slot and runs on a stock build of Android Nougat out of the box. The phone is further backed by a 4,000mAh battery.advertisementAlso Read: Moto E4 now available in India at Rs 8,999, Moto E4 Plus launching soon, confirms company
Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Luxembourg-based United Bulk Carriers International for one of its Panamax vessels.Under the agreement, the company’s 76,225 dwt bulker Melia would be chartered for a period of seventeen to twenty months.Diana Shipping said that the vessel’s gross charter rate for the period would be at USD 12,000 per day. The 2005-built Panamax is expected to start commence the latest charter contract on April 20, 2018.This employment is to generate some USD 6.12 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Melia is currently chartered to the Italian company Nidera at a gross charter rate of USD 9,500 per day.
Anand Mahindra, Executive Chairman Mahindra GroupReuters fileWith an investment of $1 billion, the Mumbai-based Mahindra Group led by Anand Mahindra is all set to strengthen its business in the US over the next five years.”We have so far invested around $1 billion in the US among all the businesses and we should invest another billion over the next five years,” Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka told PTI in New York. Anand Mahindra, Executive Chairman of Mahindra Group and Pawan Goenka, Managing Director of Mahindra & MahindraReuters fileIn line with the expansion plans, Mahindra Group also targets to double its employees in the US over the next five years from the current headcount of 3,000 people. The planned investment will be allocated across business verticals. However, the quantum of investment would depend on various factors like market conditions and success of projects that are currently in progress in the US.At present, the $19 billion Mahindra Group generates around $2.5 billion from its seven business verticals in the US. The group is a prominent player in the US in IT industry with Tech Mahindra and Mahindra USA which sells tractors and utility vehicles.Also read: Anand Mahindra wants Rajinikanth’s Thar SUV used in new film Kaala; find out why”The growth will be led by Mahindra USA where we intend to double revenues from $500 million to $1 billion in next five years and then there is Tech Mahindra,” Goenka detailed company’s expansion plan. Mahindra USA also plans to launch new off-road vehicles in the US with inputs from Mahindra North America Technical Centre (MNATC) besides other group entities.Goenka further acknowledged how important success in the US is. “Building the Mahindra brand in the US is very important for us because it is the place everyone looks up to. The brand which gets successful in this market gets automatic recognition in so many places,” he said.
Kolkata: Raising questions over the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the recently-concluded general elections, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that her party will approach the state Election Commission and appeal for the use of ballots during the Panchayat and Municipal elections in the state.”We want ballots for voting and not machines to save democracy. We will be vocal with this demand from now on and our theme for July 21 Martyrs’ Day programme will be return to ballots,” Banerjee said while addressing a meeting with her councillors and senior party leaders at Nazrul Manch. The municipal polls in the state are scheduled to be held in 2020. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataShe also asserted that EVM machines in 30 percent areas in the state malfunctioned and were replaced with new ones during the elections. “Mock polls were not conducted with voters who stood in queues to cast their votes. On earlier instances, there were mock polls in 100 percent machines. But this time, it was done only in two percent of the EVMs. So who can guarantee that the rest of the machines were not programmed before being pressed for votes,” she questioned. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA fortnight back, Banerjee in a meeting with her MPs and MLAs at the state Secretariat Nabanna had said that TMC will start a movement pressing for the return of ballots and it will be initiated from Bengal. She also urged all the 23 political parties in the Opposition to come together in support of ballot papers. Pointing out that the US has banned EVMs, she had also called for constituting a fact-finding committee to probe the issue of EVM malfunctioning and added that the BJP had spent lakhs of rupees to programme the EVMs and swing votes in their favour. The TMC chief further reiterated that the recently concluded election was based on falsehood which will be unearthed with the passage of time. She expressed her hope that soon all the Opposition parties will join TMC’s movement of shunning EVMs and using ballots for elections. It may be mentioned that the July 21 rally originated from TMC’s movement focusing on ‘no identity card, no vote’ in 2001. “This year, our theme for July 21 will be ‘no ballot no vote’. We will soon write to the state Election Commission on behalf of our municipal party and also on behalf of the government,” state Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim said. Banerjee urged all her party leaders to keep a track on the preparation of the voters’ list across the state. “A lot of government employees who were affiliated with the CPI(M) continue to work at the government level even now as we have not terminated anybody from service on humanitarian grounds. I have information that a lot of genuine voters’ names have been struck off the electoral rolls. So I will urge the party machinery to keep an eye on this,” she added.
First sailing for Norwegian Getaway after bow-to-stern reno Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line << Previous PostNext Post >> MIAMI — Norwegian Getaway has completed its first sailing after its extensive refurbishment as part of the Norwegian Edge fleet upgrade program. Following a two-week dry dock in Brest, France in late May, Norwegian Getaway returned to Copenhagen after completing its first sailing showcasing new venues and artwork, updated social spaces and refreshed accommodations and décor. The renovations were completed just in time for a summer of Scandinavia, Russia and Baltic cruising.“Norwegian Getaway is the youngest ship in our fleet to cruise Europe this season,” says NCL’s President and CEO, Andy Stuart. “We are proud to showcase her and the new experience she delivers to guests exploring the region this summer.”New outlets aboard Norwegian Getaway include the company’s first onboard, full-service Starbucks licensed store available in the European market, and the popular rock ‘n’ roll-themed entertainment venue, Syd Norman’s Pour House. Debuting on Norwegian Breakaway in 2018, Syd Norman’s Pour House is inspired by the greatest rock clubs and features rock-themed events, cocktails, movies and live tribute bands performing hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s.More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaNorwegian Getaway will complete its Scandinavia, Russia and Baltic cruising in late October 2019 before returning to North America to homeport for the first time in New Orleans for a winter and spring of Western Caribbean cruising in November 2019. In 2020 Norwegian Getaway will return to Europe to sail the Med for the first time while homeporting in Rome (Civitavecchia) for a summer of cruising Italy and the Greek Isles.NCL is also marking its first season of cruises from the Netherlands, with the European debut of Norwegian Pearl in Amsterdam, growing NCL’s presence to six ships in the region for the first time.“As the only North American cruise line to sail Europe year-round, we are very excited to offer guests new and interesting itineraries full of history, culture and diverse landscapes while they enjoy our various ships in the region, including Norwegian Pearl, which is homeporting in Europe for the first time,” says Stuart.More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthNorwegian Pearl will sail 10-14-day cruises to the Greek Isles; the Mediterranean; and the French, Spanish and Italian Rivieras from Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Venice and Rome through Oct. 14. Share Monday, June 10, 2019 Travelweek Group Posted by
December 3, 2001October Workshop Graduation!Although we are well into the NovemberWorkshop, we wanted to post the October Grad photos. 12 of the 18 workshop participants became short or long-term residents!Not pictured: Anthony and Mac[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Workshop Wrap-upDuring seminar week Alexandra was caught doing handstands in the Vaults. Some of the Workshop divided their time between construction and the Planning Department.Planning is charge of the design as well as drafting the drawings of the East Crescent Complex. Chris and Dennis used the Hilte in unit 10 of Phase V of the East Crescent Construction. Anthony and Mac hosted a barbeque & basketball tournament in Camp on one of the sunny weekend afternoons. Close-up of some of the graduates. Picking and curing our olives for Arcosanti Organics was a major project for the Landscaping Department.Liz shows off some of the harvest. Game spectators Chris, Carrie and Marlene.
YouTube is rebranding its subscription service from YouTube Red to YouTube Premium and has confirmed plans to launch the service in Europe for the fist time.YouTube MusicAnnouncing the move, YouTube said that it will soon launch Premium in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.It also said it will roll it out in Canada with “more expansion throughout 2018 and beyond”.“With YouTube Premium, you’ll get access to the full slate of YouTube Originals, including recent hits like the Karate Kid-inspired series, Cobra Kai, the dance drama, Step Up: High Water, and upcoming series like the sci-fi thriller, Impulse, and Liza Koshy’s Liza on Demand,” said YouTube in a blog post.“More new Originals from around the globe are on the way – featuring comedies, dramas, reality series and action adventure shows from the UK, Germany, France, Mexico, and more.”As well as original movies and series the new YouTube Premium service includes ad-free videos and download options across YouTube. It also gives users premium access to a new YouTube Music streaming service.YouTube Music is due to launch on May 22 and will include a reimagined mobile app and new desktop player designed for music.An ad-supported version of YouTube Music will be available widely, but YouTube Music Premium will give users background listening options, downloads and an ad-free experience for US$9.99 a month.“YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalogue of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else – all simply organised and personalised,” said YouTube in a separate announcement.The news comes after YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said earlier this year that YouTube will make a “big push” in launching its subscription offering YouTube Red, as well as a revamped YouTube Music service, in new markets in 2018.YouTube Premium will be available for US$11.99 per month (US price) – US$2 more than the current price of YouTube Red. However, existing YouTube Red customers will continue to get access for US$9.99 per month. YouTube Music Premium will be available on a standalone basis for US$9.99 per month (US price).YouTube Red is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea.