Ronaldo accepts suspended prison sentence

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax charges relating to his time at Real Madrid and accepted a suspended prison sentence.The Portuguese was in the Spanish capital on Tuesday to appear before a judge after being accused of defrauding authorities out of income generated through image rights.Back in 2017, Ronaldo stated that he had never tried to avoid paying the relevant taxes on his income. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! He was, however, accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud from the period of 2011 to 2014. Ronaldo was said to have hidden €14.7m (£13m/$17m) in shell companies outside of Spain.The accusations do not involve the salary he was paid by Real Madrid after joining the club from Manchester United in 2009.He appeared in court as a ruling on his case was made.In Spain, a judge can hand out a two-year suspended sentence for first-time offenders.Ronaldo has accepted a 23-month judgement after reaching an agreement with the state prosecutor and the relevant tax authorities in 2018.He will, however, have to pay out nearly €19m (£17m/$22m) in fines.The 33-year-old opted to appear in court in person after declining the option to address a judge by video link.His time in Madrid is not expected to last long having already reached a prior agreement with the authorities.Ronaldo’s former team-mate, Xabi Alonso, may require a little longer, though, in resolving his case.The ex-Liverpool midfielder also stands accused of defrauding tax authorities of approximately €2m (£1.8m) between 2010 and 2012.Once again, the charges relate to income generated from image rights.World Cup winner Alonso could be sentenced to five years in prison and fined €4m (£3.5m) on top of the money he already owes.The 37-year-old, who retired in 2017, denies any wrongdoing.Ronaldo and Alonso are not the first footballing figures to have been subjected to such investigations by Spanish tax authorities over recent years.Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho, Javier Mascherano, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Alexis Sanchez, Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Fabio Coentrao have all faced similar charges.last_img read more

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Adam Voges bats for Steven Finn’s inclusion in England Ashes squad

first_imgA day after he rocked Middlesex with an eight-wicket haul, pacer Steven Finn was backed by his county captain Adam Voges to be part of England’s Ashes squad, to be played later this year in Australia.Finn returned his best bowling figures at Lord’s of 8/79 to help sweep Middlesex to a vital Championship win over Lancashire prompting Voges to promote the pacer’s Ashes claims.Voges, who last played for Australia in a Test in November 2016, said Finn is finding his best form at just the right time.”(Steven) Finn bowled as well as I’ve ever seen him bowl in a game of cricket,” Voges was quoted as saying by ecb.co.uk.”We were two bowlers down with Toby Roland-Jones and Ollie Rayner off the park with side strains, so for Finny to stand up and lead our attack the way he did was magnificent. He had rhythm, his pace was up, and his areas were good.Finn is hopeful of a call-up to the English side after taking his first five-wicket haul in the domestic championship in three years.”I felt that I bowled consistently and that my pace was there for most of this game. I’m content with where my game’s at so it’s really up to the selectors now to see who goes Down Under,” the pacer said.England travel to Australia in November for five Tests and as many One-day Internationals (ODI), followed by a T20 tri-nation series involving New Zealand and Australia in February.last_img read more

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Stuart Lancaster insists England return has never crossed his mind

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Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger news Stuart Lancaster has revealed he has not given any thought to the prospect of replacing Eddie Jones for a second spell as the England coach.Lancaster’s contract with Leinster runs out at the end of the season and, while he confirmed the province has opened talks over an extension, a place on Andy Farrell’s coaching ticket with Ireland has also been mooted.A return to Twickenham has not crossed his mind after the RFU’s interim chief executive, Nigel Melville, last week said Lancaster would not be ruled out of consideration as he leads the search for Jones’s successor, despite the messy end to the Leinster coach’s England tenure.Lancaster, who was also over the weekend linked with a move to Bath next summer, has resurrected his career with Leinster after he was sacked by the Rugby Football Union in late 2015 after a disastrous World Cup. Melville also said he would prefer an Englishman for the role but did reveal he would be contacting Warren Gatland in the new year.“I think they suggested every coach in world rugby is of interest. I don’t think it’s narrowed down to me,” Lancaster told the Irish Independent. “I think that was the way it was described but I think Nigel Melville said they’d be happy to talk to any coach and I’d fall into that category. It’s a hypothetical situation because it’s never been suggested. I’ve never spoken to Nigel Melville or the RFU, so I don’t even exercise my mind thinking about it.”Farrell, who was Lancaster’s defence coach for England, will take over as Ireland’s coach when Joe Schmidt leaves after next year’s World Cup. Lancaster said: “I’m certainly happy with Leinster but we’ll see how it all plays out. I enjoy club coaching, the day-to-day stuff. For me it is all about the role I would do that would give me the best opportunity to keep developing as a leader. It’s up to Andy to formulate his plans but one thing is for certain he will always get my 110% support.” Read more Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Support The Guardian Topics Stuart Lancaster Leinster have responded to Bath’s controversial decision to ban their supporters’ flags during Saturday’s European Champions Cup match at the Rec by insisting they are perfectly safe.Shortly before kick-off on Saturday it emerged Bath had refused to allow Leinster to distribute approximately 1,500 flags to their fans, claiming they had failed three health and safety checks, including fire. Compounding the situation, Bath distributed several thousand of their own flags to their supporters before the match but some Leinster fans still managed to sneak a few of their own into the ground, defiantly waving them during their side’s 17-10 victory.“While Leinster respect the decision made by Bath and their officials, we are keen to avoid a repeat ever happening again and in this regard we are happy to confirm that the flags distributed centrally by Leinster are covered by a safety certificate and that the same batch of flags are still in use,” read a Leinster statement.“We have also consulted with our flag providers, Scimitar Sports, and also with our own health & safety officers who are both happy to discuss any issues with Bath direct to allay their fears. We are also reassured by the certificate in place for these products and are confident that our supporters and indeed other clubs going forward have nothing to fear.”Mako Vunipola believes he has a fight on his hands to regain his England place after the emergence of Ben Moon during the autumn. Vunipola, who made his Saracens return on Sunday after eight weeks out with a calf injury, said: “Ben came in and pushed really hard so I’ve got a job to do playing well for Sarries and hopefully put my hand up for selection again.”The Premiership clubs are expected to agree to sell a minority stake of around 30% to CVC Capital Partners when they put the £240m bid to a vote at Tuesday’s board meeting. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: What I want from an attacking midfield signing

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: What I want from an attacking midfield signingby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has detailed what he is seeking in an attacking midfield signing.The Reds were linked heavily with a new attacking midfielder last summer following the January departure of Philippe Coutinho and had agreed a deal with Lyon for Nabil Fekir before the plug was pulled on the transfer.”Football changed in the last 20-30 years so you don’t rely on one player on the pitch anymore,” said Klopp, talking on a New Balance Football promotional video. “It has changed massively.”They are today rather offensive players, changing the game, demanding the game, dominating the game.”You need a lot of skills to do that, you need to be technically really close to perfect because to make the right decision at the right moment you should not waste time with controlling the ball to be honest.”The most difficult thing in football is making perfect decisions under timed pressure.”It looks so easy and it’s so difficult so you should not think about that, you have to do it instinctively.”It’s today the kind of number eight on the pitch, they have the ball most often, they pass most often and so they make most of the decisions or at least they are involved in most of the decisions.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Here’s What The Simulated BCS Rankings Would Look Like After Week 13

first_imgA simulated BCS rankings through week 13.Yesterday offered a lot of clarity in the College Football Playoff chase. Oklahoma clinched the Big 12 title and assured themselves a playoff berth with a win over Oklahoma State, and the Michigan State-Iowa Big Ten title tilt is set up as a de facto CFP play-in game. Alabama and Clemson will also make the four-team field, provided they take care of business in their respective conference title games next week. Everything seems pretty cut and dry at this point.Still, it’s always interesting to wonder how things would have shaken out under the old BCS system. The guys at BCS Know How have been releasing updated, simulated BCS rankings each week. Here’s a look at how the BCS would have sorted the contending teams with one week to go in the season.This week’s simulated “BCS” rankings are here: pic.twitter.com/UUX60ozRlZ— BCSKnowHow.com (@BCSKnowHow) November 29, 2015I don’t think the protest for an Alabama-Clemson championship game would be too loud, but the fans in Norman, Okla., have to be happy this system isn’t in place anymore. After all, the Sooners would be the odd team out as of now.last_img read more

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This day, that year: India knock Pakistan out of 1996 World Cup in dramatic quarter-final

first_imgThis day, that year: India knock Pakistan out of 1996 World Cup in dramatic quarter-finalLed by Navjot Singh Sidhu’s 93, India clinched a 39-run win over Pakistan in the quarter-final of 1996 Cricket World Cup at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on March 9advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 16:53 IST India vs Pakistan, 1996 World Cup quarter-final: Venkatesh Prasad shone with the ball picking up three wickets in Bengaluru (Reuters Photo)India and Pakistan have played some memorable cricket matches in the past and the one that arguably tops the list is the 1996 World Cup quarter-final in Bengaluru played on March 9. It had plenty of nerve-racking moments from even before the start of the match to the final ball at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.There was plenty of buzz around the tie as it was only the second World Cup meeting between India and Pakistan. India had beaten Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup by 43 runs in Sydney.Akram pulls out with an injuryWith a plethora of superstar cricketers in both the sides, the expectations hit the roof. However, Pakistan fans faced a huge shock when their captain, Wasim Akram pulled out of the match hours before the toss with an injury. Akram’s decision created a lot of tension in Pakistan as his effigy was burnt on the streets of the cricket-crazy country.Following Pakistan’s defeat, quite a few violent incidents were reported from across the border. One fan reportedly shot his television set before shooting himself.It all began well for India as Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar stitched a 90-run stand. However, much to the disappointment of the crowd, Tendulkar fell for 31.While the likes of Sanjay Manjrekar, captain Mohammad Azharuddin and Vinod Kambli failed to convert their starts, Ajay Jadeja played a blinder, hitting 45 runs from just 25 balls to help India post 287 on the board.In reply, Pakistan began the run chase with a bang. The opening duo of Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar took the Indian fast bowling attack to the cleaners, scoring 84 runs in the first 10 overs. The crowd at the Chinnaswamy Stadium were watching the on-field action in disbelief but local boy Javagal Srinath gave India the first breakthrough removing Anwar for 48.advertisementPrasad-Sohail exchange adds drama to the proceedingsSohail though kept the scorers busy even after Anwar’s dismissal and brought up his fifty with an eye-catching push to the extra-cover boundary. Words were exchanged between the bowler and the batsman and Sohail pointed at the cover boundary and sledged Prasad, who was also booed by the local crowd.In a dramatic change of fortunes, Sohail was cleaned up Prasad in the following delivery after the Pakistan opener tried to repeat his cross-bat slap. Prasad gave Sohail a mouthful and a send-off as the Chinnaswamy crowd erupted in joy.Prasad made use of the shift in momentum and removed Ijaz Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq in quick succession to put India in the driver’s seat. All hopes now rested on Pakistan’s experienced campaigner Javed Miandad but the former captain disappointed by getting run out on 38.Wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif added impetus to the innings but lack of contribution from the lower-order helped India restrict Pakistan to 248.Prasad shone with figures of 3 for 45 while leg-spinner Anil Kumble also picked up three wickets and put the brakes on Pakistan’s scoring rate after the visitors got off to a flying start.Following the win, the streets of Bengaluru were filled with Indian supporters celebrating the moment. On the contrary, effigies of Pakistan cricketers were burnt and the reactions were violent on the other side of the border.Since the iconic India-Pakistan clash in 1996, the two teams have met at the quadrennial showpiece event four times and India have managed to win all of them.Cloud over India-Pakistan 2019 World Cup tieIndia and Pakistan are scheduled to meet in the 2019 World Cup on June 16 in Manchester. However, several India cricketers have urged the senior national team to boycott the tie following the terror attack on Indian CRPF personnel in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai recently said India will continue to emphasise its stand regarding the isolation of Pakistan in international cricket. The International Cricket Council had earlier turned down the BCCI’s request to sever ties with countries from which “terrorism emanates”, saying the ICC has no role to play in matters like these.In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, the BCCI, in a letter to the ICC, urged the world body and its member nations to sever ties with countries which harbour terror.The BCCI letter did not make a specific reference to Pakistan, which has been accused of harbouring terrorists by India.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Top 10 cricketing momentsAlso Read | India vs Australia: All eyes on Rishabh Pant’s 2019 ICC World Cup auditionAlso Read | Virat Kohli better than Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in ODIs: Michael VaughanAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs PakistanFollow 1996 World CupFollow India cricket teamFollow Aamer SohailFollow Venkatesh PrasadFollow Wasim AkramFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Navjot Singh Siddhulast_img read more

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Central Holidays Announces Partnership with Passport Online

first_imgMoonachie, NJ – (July 10, 2019) – Award-winning travel brand Central Holidays is pleased to announce that its vast range of travel programs is now available via the thousands of travel agency websites powered by Passport Online.  As Central Holidays continues on its growth and expansion path, this new affiliation makes it even easier for advisors to book the company’s diverse collection of travel programs to destinations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, Africa and West Asia, and Latin America. The partnership with Passport Online ensures that the millions of travel consumers who reach out to travel advisors and shop on their agency websites for vacations have the most up-to-date information and pricing for the company’s amazing trips.  The flexibility offered by the Passport Online system affords agencies the option to highlight certain brands and prioritize the search result listings, making sure their clients receive more accurate responses to their inquiries. The system also provides agencies with websites, marketing solutions and social media presence, amounting to a one-stop website and e-commerce shop. Adding Central Holidays travel programs increases Passport Online’s agency customers’ offerings in the experiential travel market, with exclusive programs offered in the world’s most popular and off-the-beaten-path destinations, including some of the most unique and authentically rich itineraries available in the market today. “Central Holidays is dedicated to continuous improvement in how we interact, serve and satisfy our clients and partners.  This new partnership with Passport Online further showcases our ongoing commitment to supporting the travel advisor community and making it easy for them to do business with us,” said Tewfik Ghattas, SGI Board Member. “As the leading leisure technology provider for the travel agency community, we are committed to providing our customers with access to the best suppliers in the industry. We are thrilled to welcome award-winning Central Holidays to the portfolio and to provide our travel agency clients with access to up-to-the-minute tour content as well as the ability to share that content with their customers through websites, email marketing solutions and social media,” said Jeanne Colombo, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Passport Online. Via the Passport Online system, the millions of unique consumer visitors a month browsing their preferred travel professional’s website will now be able to access information about Central Holidays’ global travel opportunities while remaining on the advisor’s website to help the agent boost their earnings.  About Passport Online: Passport Online is the leisure travel industry leader in website, web content, email marketing, and social media solutions. Passport also offers state of the art booking engine solutions for b-to-b and b-to-c needs. A major distribution channel for leisure travel suppliers to connect with the leading consortia, retail agencies, professional home-based agent networks, and their clients, Passport Online enables millions of consumer shopping sessions on thousands of travel agency websites. For more information, visit www.passportonlineinc.com. About Central Holidays: Founded in 1972, Central Holidays is an award-winning travel brand that offers superior travel programs, value, and service to enchanting destinations across Italy, the Mediterranean, Africa, West Asia, and Latin America.  As true destination specialists, this leader in travel offers an expansive range of Independent, Escorted, Hosted, and Land/Cruise itineraries.  Central Holidays presents a wide array of diverse travel opportunities including cultural programs, active vacations, culinary travel adventures, family travel, and romantic getaways. Group Travel Experiences are a hallmark of the company, offering special interest travel, religious pilgrimages, and fully-customized programs.  Their newest brand, Journeys by Central Holidays, was created to orchestrate tailor-made travel experiences that redefine luxury. Central Holidays remains at the forefront of the tourism and travel industry, offering distinctive travel programs that support brand promises of reliability, expertise, and flexibility. For more information, contact Central Holidays at 1-800-935-5000 or visit www.centralholidays.com.last_img read more

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Prominent Algerian businessman detained in corruption probe

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian public television says the boss of Algeria’s largest private group, Cevital, has been arrested following a corruption probe.It says Issad Rebrab was detained Monday and has gone before the public prosecutor over alleged “overbilling” and “misrepresentation of the movement of capital” among other charges. He denies the allegations.The high-profile arrest is part of an investigation into corruption targeting some 51 businessmen who are currently banned from leaving the North African country.Demonstrators angry at systemic corruption in Algeria have since mid-February protested against corruption in the oil-rich country. They have forced out Algeria’s longtime former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.Authorities now want to show Algerians they are serious at rooting out any such unlawful activity.The Associated Press read more

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Success of Sudan peace pact requires redoubled efforts Ban says on anniversary

9 January 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used today’s fifth anniversary of the peace pact that ended more than 20 years of civil war in Sudan to urge the parties to redouble their efforts towards reconciliation and the successful completion of remaining benchmarks. The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed by the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) separatists in the south and the national Government in the north, brought an end to one of Africa’s bloodiest civil wars, in which at least 2 million people were killed, 4 million others uprooted and 600,000 more fled across the country’s borders.“During the past five years, considerable progress has been made in the implementation of the CPA and the strengthening of the relationship between the two parties to the agreement,” Mr. Ban noted in a statement issued by his spokesperson.“However, the final year of the CPA will be an extremely challenging one, especially as the parties prepare for elections and the exercise of the right of self-determination for Southern Sudan,” he added. He went on to state that these challenges require the parties urgently to establish the necessary legal, political and institutional framework for the conduct of free, fair and credible elections, referenda and popular consultations. It is also important that they engage now in substantive discussions on post-referendum arrangements, regardless of the outcome of the referendum. “More fundamentally, the parties must work towards reconciliation,” the statement added. “The people of Sudan have witnessed the horrible consequences of war and have waited more than 20 years for the benefits of peace. If the CPA is to deliver this peace, it will require a substantially increased commitment by the parties, with the support of the international community.” In a report issued last October, Mr. Ban stated that the key to implementing the CPA is the relationship between its signatories. “The Agreement must be implemented in spirit as well as the letter if the immense work undertaken is to be sustainable,” he stressed, calling on the sides to boost their cooperation.Today’s statement declared that support for the successful implementation of the CPA is one of the UN’s top priorities for this year, and that the world body will work closely with all actors to help the parties meet the final benchmarks of the peace agreement.The 10,000-strong UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has been in place since 2005 to help the parties implement the accord.The Mission today voiced concern over the escalating violence in Southern Sudan over the past couple of weeks, in which more than 150 people have reportedly been killed and many more injured and displaced.UNMIS chief Ashraf Qazi commended the actions taken so far by the Government of Southern Sudan, and urged it to investigate the incidents and to redouble its efforts to help de-escalate the rising wave of violence in the region. For its part, the Mission has dispatched a long range military patrol to help defuse tensions and reduce chances of reprisal attacks at the site of the clashes, as well as to prepare for the arrival of humanitarian assessment teams. read more

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EU lawmakers to press UK for quick exit ahead of summit

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 28, 2016 2:19 am MDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EU lawmakers to press UK for quick exit ahead of summit BRUSSELS – European Union lawmakers are meeting in emergency session to discuss the U.K.’s unprecedented vote to leave the EU, set to call for Britain to trigger the exit process immediately.A non-binding draft resolution drawn up for Tuesday’s session says the process should be launched once Prime Minister David Cameron notifies the outcome of the British referendum to EU leaders.Cameron is to share his views about the referendum and perhaps Britain’s future at a summit in Brussels on Tuesday afternoon.He has signalled that Britain might not trigger the exit clause known as Article 50 until October.EU nations acknowledge the political chaos in the U.K. but they want Article 50 triggered as soon as possible to calm markets and reassure European citizens. Two security officers walk by flags of EU nations prior to an EU summit in Brussels on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. EU heads of state and government meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels for the first time since Britain voted to leave the European Union, throwing British and European politics into disarray. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) read more

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August new car registrations revup ahead of September plate change

5Corsa2,1515Golf39,530 Mkt share ’1349.3%49.4%1.3%47.5%48.3%4.3% 2Astra2,4282Focus57,129 Year-to-dateTotalDieselPetrolAFVPrivateFleetBusiness Year-to-date 201259,43329,39129,38765527,56730,1531,713 Mkt share ’1249.5%49.4%1.1%46.4%50.7%2.9% AugustTotalDieselPetrolAFVPrivateFleetBusiness Mkt share ’1251.0%47.6%1.4%45.0%50.9%4.1% Registrations have grown in every month in 2013 by an average of 10%.The 13-plate, covering March-August registrations, was the best in volume terms since the recession and the 08-plate and was up 10.4% on a year ago at 1.18 million units.August only accounted for 2.9% of the 2012 full year market and is the second smallest market of the year, after February. Both months are ahead of the change in number plate.September is typically the second largest month of the year, after March, and in 2012 accounted for 17.6% of the annual market.Registrations of the new 63-plate in September are expected to exceed 2012’s 359,612 total by more than 7%. 10Insignia1,1471020824,269 3Golf2,2333Corsa53,284 7Qashqai1,8757Polo27,730 18 months of consecutive rises realised as new car market grows 10.9% in August to 65,937 units.Only about 3% of annual registrations occur in August ahead of September’s plate change, which typically accounts for around 17% of full-year registrations.Fifth successive month of double-digit growth pushes year-to-date market up 10.4% to 1,391,788 units.Private registrations see biggest gain but fleet and business buyers also continue positive performance.Registrations of all fuel types continue growth, with alternatively-fuelled vehicles up 41.4% in August.“UK new car registrations have now risen consecutively for a year and a half. Private and fleet buyers are clearly capitalising on attractive deals and new technologies against a backdrop of increasing economic confidence,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Ahead of the September plate-change, August always has far fewer registrations, but the 10.9% rise this month bodes well for the new 63-plate.” Mkt share ’1349.9%48.7%1.4%47.9%49.1%2.9% 1Fiesta3,2891Fiesta75,418 % change10.9%11.9%9.3%41.4%14.7%7.4%13.4% Click through to download the full August 2013 new car registrations news release and data table. % change10.4%6.7%14.4%8.2%16.3%4.7%15.3% 201365,93732,90332,10892631,60832,3861,943 20121,260,997643,133600,50417,360567,777641,60151,619 4Focus2,2254Astra42,324 83 Series1,51783 Series26,175 9Polo1,44291 Series24,364 Best sellersAugust 20131,391,788685,936687,06718,785660,579671,70859,501 61 Series1,9276Qashqai33,299 Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Chris Holtmann recognized during first quarter of Ohio StateOklahoma game

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann speaks to the media after an event titled “An Evening With Coach Holtmann” on Aug. 1, 2017. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe Ohio State fan base caught its first glimpse of its new men’s basketball coach, Chris Holtmann, when the coach was introduced with 10:16 remaining in the first quarter of Ohio State’s home opener against Oklahoma.Holtmann comes to Ohio State after three seasons at Butler, spent from 2014-17. The Bulldogs posted a 70-31 record and made an NCAA appearance every season. He was named the John McLendon Coach of the Year and Big East Coach of the Year at the end of last season.Holtmann previously held a season-ticket holder event at the Schottenstein Center on Aug. 1.What a tremendous welcome Buckeye Nation! Go Bucks! pic.twitter.com/Msh3iNTSeg— Chris Holtmann (@ChrisHoltmann) September 10, 2017 read more

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Aljosa Cudic to Slask Wroclaw

← Previous Story RK Metalurg wins Struga 2014! Next Story → HSV Hamburg signs Alexandru Simicu from HCM Constanta Former goalkeeper of RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko and RK Maribor, Aljosa Cudic (26) has signed contract with the Polish member of elite division – Slask Wroclaw. aljosa cudicslask wroclaw

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Theophanous lawyer slams chief investigator

first_imgThe defence attorney of Theo Theophanous has slammed the conduct of the investigation by the leading police detective. Robert Richter, QC, was giving his closing submission on Thursday saying that “[…]this investigation and prosecution does a great disservice to all victims of rape and there are many, many real victims of rape.” “Mr Smith’s investigation in my submission gives a bad name to dedicated and hard working sexual offence investigators,” Mr Richter said referring to the chief investigator in the case against the embattled MP. Mr Theophanous is accused by a woman that he raped her in his Parliament office more than ten years ago. His defence lawyer argued that the police had helped the alleged victim modify her testimony several times in order to mirror the evidence that became available during the investigation. “I would put to you that your investigation was a complete disgrace,” Mr Richter said to Detective Sergeant Doug Smith while questioning him on the stand. “I wouldn’t say that,” replied Sergeant Smith. During his testimony the detective claimed that friends of the alleded victim who disputed her claims were not reliable witnesses, while testifying in the committal hearing taking place at the Melbourne Magistrates Court. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Harry Kane PSV will be tough

first_imgEngland international star and Tottenham Hotspur player cannot wait to face “sleeping giant” Inter, Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.The Nerazzurri came victorious in the Treble in 2010 when Jose Mourinho was in charge, even though they’ve been out of Europe’s top tournament for a few years.“It’s a brilliant draw, games at famous stadiums like the Nou Camp, the San Siro, it’s a really good draw, one to relish,” striker Kane told the official Spurs website as quoted by Football Italia.“We showed people last season that we can compete at this level, particularly when you look at the games against Real Madrid, who went on to win the tournament.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Barca will be a different test but to play in the Nou Camp against some of the best players in the world…it’s fantastic to play in these types of games.“You want to play in big games against the best players and this draw gives us a chance as a Club to once again test ourselves against the best.“PSV will be tough, a huge team in Holland and Inter as well, a great history. As I said, it’s a brilliant draw.”last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | June 08, 2008 RFID Tracks Contrast Delivery in Power Injector News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019 Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove Black Box Warning on Contrast Agents National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the “black… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodil read more Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Gadolinium Contrast One of the most controversial issues in radiology in recent years has been the use of… read more News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019 Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach… read more Sponsored Content | Videos | Contrast Media | January 22, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital Solutions ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr speaks with Guerb read more News | Radiology Business | April 24, 2019 ITN Wins Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Technical Content April 24, 2019 — Imaging Technology News (ITN) was recently named the 2019 Jesse H. read more center_img Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco The FDA recently approved Covidien’s contrast delivery system with radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology, integrating the technology to create a system that is designed to enhance patient safety by reducing the risk of medical errors in radiology departments.The contrast delivery system pairs its unit-dose Ultraject prefilled contrast media syringes with its Optivantage DH power injectors for an RFID-enabled contrast delivery solution that automatically captures, stores and transmits data between the Ultraject syringe and the Optivantage DH power injector using RFID transponders or tags. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Conversations with Greg Freiherr: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital SolutionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:46Loaded: 2.87%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Example of full-dose, 10 percent low-dose and algorithm-enhanced low-dose. Image courtesy of Enhao Gong, Ph.D. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more last_img read more

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You wont believe how much this tourist had to pay for two

first_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group You won’t believe how much this tourist had to pay for two hamburgers in Rome ROME — Should the Eternal City be renamed the Expensive City? One American tourist seems to think so.A photo of a meal receipt taken in Rome by Emma C Cheppy, a traveller from New York City, has gone viral for its outlandishly expensive charges.While dining at Caffe Vaticano, located near the Vatican, Cheppy ordered two hamburgers, two cappuccinos and one Americano. Upon being presented with the receipt, she was shocked to see a total charge of €81.40 (approximately Can$122).The meal breaks down as follows: €50 for the two burgers, €for the two cappuccinos, €8 for the Americano, and a €7.40 service charge.Not believing her eyes, Cheppy snapped a pic of the receipt and posted it on Facebook to warn other tourists when visiting the Italian capital.“VISITORS OF ROME BEWARE,” she wrote. “#CaffeVaticano has been ripping off tourists for ages apparently. No clue how they’re still getting away with their pricing.”Cheppy also noted that the restaurant does not have a menu posted, failing to provide customers with actual prices.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalHer word of advice? “Just skip it and find another place to eat near the Vatican. There’s tons!”Cheppy’s post prompted countless critics to post negative reviews of the restaurant on TripAdvisor, where it has a dismal 1.5 star rating.One person wrote: “The food was average and the prices are double if not trip what you pay elsewhere in Rome. The menu without prices should have been a warning sign.”TripAdvisor was forced to temporarily disable comments on Caffe Vaticano’s page because many of the comments violated TripAdvisor’s review posting policy.center_img Share Friday, May 17, 2019 Tags: Italy, Romelast_img read more

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Police seize 101 sea turtle eggs from suspected poacher on Caribbean Coast

first_imgRelated posts:PHOTOS: Authorities seize 442 turtle eggs in 2 days Police arrest suspect selling poached turtle eggs Police rescue giant sea turtle from trunk of a car after shootout with suspects Costa Rican police rescue second sea turtle from butcher this month In the early morning Wednesday, police nabbed a woman with the last names Cerdas Viales, who is suspected of poaching turtle eggs on Moín Beach near the Caribbean port city of Limón.Police suspect that Cerdas was working with a man who fled the scene. They seized 101 hawksbill sea turtle eggs and 12 styrofoam coolers, and transferred the eggs to a biologist who reburied them in a protected hatchery on Mondonguillo Beach, near Matina in the same region.The seizure comes two days after police arrested a man for selling leatherback sea turtle eggs outside of a sports stadium in Limón. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Consumer protection reviewed at MCCA meeting

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T The Ministerial Council of Consumer Affairs (MCCA) held its twenty-fourth meeting in Canberra to discuss the development of approaches to consumer protection. The final steps toward the introduction of The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) were discussed in the nation’s capital, signalling a boost in the Australian economy when it is implemented on January 1 2011. The MCCA recognised that the travel industry had undergone immense changes; prioritising technology , especially the Internet and realising many Australians are engaging in travel due to declining relative costs, the report revealed. The MCCA will undertake a consultation process with the travel industry to determine a framework for travel industry regulations as they relate to consumer protection. “We have been waiting six months for this meeting and I am really pleased that the Ministers are going to give the industry the opportunity to further engage in forming a plan for the future,” Jayson Westbury, Chief Executive Australian Federation of Travel Agents said.last_img read more

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Etihad Airways new passenger milestone

first_imgEtihad Airways has carried a record number of passengers over a four day period, with 181,333 passengers flying following the end of the Muslim festival of Eid.Last Saturday, 46,572 people went on Etihad flights, with 45, 981 people flying on the last Sunday, 44,443 passengers on Friday 1 August; and 44,331 passengers on Thursday 31 July.The total number of passengers is a 36 per cent increase over the same period last year, when 133,007 people took Etihad flights for Eid.The load factor for the Eid festival period in 2014 was 88.1 per cent, up from 79.3 per cent in 2013.Each Etihad cabin also had increases in passenger load, with First Class rising by 6.1 per cent, Business Class by 12.1 per cent and Economy Class by 8.6 per cent.Etihad Airways chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said that the increased passenger load is a fantastic achievement.“Successfully carrying more than 180,000 passengers during these four days is a fantastic achievement for the airline and we thank our guests for choosing to fly with Etihad Airways and helping set these records,” Mr Baumgartner said.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

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