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Knicks put cap on Carmelo Anthony era in NY

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – APRIL 12: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks walks off the court after the 114-113 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2017 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPThe Carmelo Anthony era in New York is officially over.The Knicks completed their trade with Oklahoma City on Monday morning, sending the All-Star forward to the Thunder for center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and Chicago’s 2018 second-round draft pick.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa USOC leader: Athletes have right to express themselves LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City READ: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to ThunderKnicks President Steve Mills thanked Anthony for his play with the Knicks but also for what he “accomplished off the court for the City of New York by using his platform to address social issues.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMills announced that the Knicks were donating $100,000 to Anthony’s relief efforts to aid Puerto Rico in its recovery from the recent hurricanes.Anthony also thanked the Knicks and New York in an online essay. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

Nance Jr. and other new Cavaliers ready for home debuts

first_imgPussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Currently third in the Eastern Conference, the Cavs are heading into a brutal stretch of 17 games in 32 days, which will require Lue and his staff to do all they can to get the new players ready for the postseason.“We’ll have to use shootarounds as practice time to teach and for guys to get better,” he said. “Not a lot of off days now. When we play every other day, we take off, we’re not going to be able to do that now, especially the new guys. Just got to be smart about it so guys get their rest, but also make sure we’re teaching and letting guys come in so they’ll be able to pick up what we’re trying to do.”In the meantime, Nance was looking forward to taking the court in Cleveland, where his father’s retired No. 22 hangs from the rafters. There has been speculation that he might ask the Cavs to let him wear the number, but that’s been put on hold.“I’m 24 right now,” he said. “We will revisit it in the summer, but with everything that happened so fast I wasn’t about to go to Cavs management say, ‘Hey what would you think about taking 22 down?’ But I don’t want to see it come down. If there is some way where I could even drop the ‘Jr.’ off my jersey and wear the ‘Nance’ No. 22 I’d love to keep it up there. I’d also love to wear 22, but I just don’t want to see it come down.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trail Blazers sign Brandon Rush to 10-day contract Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nance’s Ohio homecoming will become even more special Thursday when the former Lakers forward plays his first at Quicken Loans Arena with the Cavs, the same team his dad starred with from 1987-94Life has been a whirlwind of late for Nance, who was obtained by Cleveland shortly before the Feb. 8 trading deadline along with guards Jordan Clarkson and George Hill and forward Rodney Hill — four players the Cavs feel can get them back to the NBA Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNance competed in last weekend’s All-Star dunk contest, an event he turned into an unforgettable family affair by wearing his dad’s Phoenix jersey and replicating the same dunk Larry Nance Sr. did while winning the inaugural dunk contest in 1984.The younger Nance finished second to Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, but that diminish memories he’ll forever cherish. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments “The dunk contest was a blast,” Nance said. “If anybody had to win, Don did awesome so I’m happy for him. At the same time those are moments that I don’t know if any father and son has ever had. That’s the coolest part of it all and I’m already having several pictures blown up to be framed and stuff like that.”On Wednesday, Nance and the other new Cavs took part in their first practice at the team’s facility since the trades. And while there was a lot for the foursome to cram in — photo sessions, media interviews — before Thursday’s game against Washington, it was also a chance for a refresher course on what they learned before the All-Star break.“Just like how I suspected, they forgot the plays,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said with a laugh. “So, we grabbed them early, tried it, and then we’re going to grab them again after the shooting and just continue to keep going through the plays and a couple defensive coverages.”There’s a lot for the new Cavs to digest and it’s vital they pick things up quickly.Cleveland is 2-0 with its recent additions, getting impressive road wins at Boston and Oklahoma City. The Cavs played with a renewed energy and purpose in those two games with the performances giving the team a much needed jolt following weeks of turmoil.ADVERTISEMENT Larry Nance Jr. #24 of the Cleveland Cavaliers competes in the 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Larry Nance Jr. has run into an unexpected snag since joining the Cavaliers.“Trying to convince my mom that I’m not living at home,” he said, smiling. “We’re out looking for rental properties and stuff like that and she’s like, ‘Oh, our basement is pretty nice.’ That’s probably been the toughest thing.”ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more

Viray twins win San Beda’s 1st NCAA beach volley title via sweep

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Jaja sees level playing field in 2nd round John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico San Beda walked away from the sand courts looking as immaculate as the summer sun after fending off Emilio Aguinaldo College, 21-17, 21-10, to complete a sweep of the NCAA Season 93 women’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday at Boardwalk in Subic.Twins Ella and Nieza Viray, who are two-time silver finishers in the beach volleyball circuit, gave San Beda its first title in the tournament after pulling off an 11-0 season sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments “We’re so ecstatic because after two years of losing in the finals, we finally won it,” said the MVP Ella in Filipino.In the men’s division, Palo Lim and Joshua Mina of EAC also completed a perfect 11-0 sweep after breaking down University of Perpetual Help’s duo of Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo, 17-21, 21-17, 15-13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLim and MVP Mina’s win also marked the Generals’ first title in the beach volleyball tournament. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Gameslast_img read more

Anirban Lahiri becomes first Indian golf player to qualify for President’s Cup: All you need to know

first_imgAnirban Lahiri became the first Indian golfer to qualify for the Presidents Cup team which will be played in October 2015. Thongchai Jaidee also became the first golfer to qualify from Thailand and both players, Anirban and Thongchai expressed their delight after getting selected. The International team was selected at the end of 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship and the top 10 players in the official World ranking are further promoted.Presidents Cup was created and is organised by PGA Tour. The Cup is held in every two years. Presidents Cup is played between the United States of America against an International team which is formed by players from all over the world except Europe. This year, the Cup will be played at Jack Niklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea. This is the first time when Presidents Cup is being played in Asia. The International team has just won once in the ten tournaments, in 1998. Later, in 2003, there was a tie between the United States and the International team. President’s Cup International team:Jason DayLouis OosthuizenAdam ScottHideki MatsuyamaBranden GraceMarc LeishmanAnirban LahiriCharl SchwartzelThongchai JaideeDanny LeeSteven BowditchAn Byeong-hunJohn SendenMatt JonesGeorge Coetzeelast_img read more

Virat Kohli’s dream run in Test cricket came under Anil Kumble

first_imgVirat Kohli enjoyed a plethora of success in international cricket last year. Kohli was on a record-breaking spree in 2016 but the  India captain reached even greater heights in Test cricket. He became the first Indian captain to score a double hundred outside India and was also a successful captain with five series victories.Interestingly the success that Kohli achieved came under the guidance of Anil Kumble, who was appointed the coach of the Indian team last June just before the tour of West Indies.CLICK TO WATCH FULL VIDEOUnder Kumble, Kohli slammed 1503 runs in 16 Tests at 65.34. The India skipper also scored five centuries, including four double hundreds. He became the first-ever batsman to slam double centuries in four consecutive Test series (West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh).Virat Kohli/A KumbleTests:1503 runs, ave 65.35,100/50:5/2ODIs 801 runs, ave 100.12, S/r 102, 100/50: 2/6T20Is:68 runs, ave 17.00, S/r 126- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) 20 June 2017In One Day Internationals too, Kohli form was unmatched. The 28-year-old was in his best form of life with 801 runs from 13 matches scoring at an average of 100.12. He also struck two centuries and six fifties in that one-year period starting from the New Zealand ODI series and ending at the Champions Trophy final loss to Pakistan.In Twenty20 Internationals, Kohli scored 68 runs at an average of 17. Overall, Kohli has scored 1709 from 44 innings and averages 53.40 in the shortest format.Kumble has stepped down as India coach after falling out with skipper Kohli.Kumble’s original contract expired with the team’s Champions Trophy campaign, but the former captain was tipped to get an extension after enjoying a successful run during his year in charge.advertisementIn the last one year, the former leg-spinner, also India’s most successful bowler, led the country to 12 victories in 17 tests with just one loss.He also guided India to one-day international series wins over New Zealand and England with losses coming only in a Twenty20 series against the West Indies and in last week’s Champions Trophy final, where they lost to Pakistan.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Olympiakos Knocks Milan Out of Europa League

first_imgCaptain Kostas Fortounis scored late from the penalty spot to help Olympiakos defeat AC Milan 3-1 on Thursday and knock the seven-time European champion out of the Europa League.Sevilla, Villarreal, Genk, Celtic, Rapid Vienna, Malmo, Krasnodar, Rennes, BATE and Slavia Prague also qualified for the knockout rounds of Europe’s second-tier competition on the final night of group-stage matches.The five-time winner of the competition, Sevilla advanced from Group J after a 3-0 win over Krasnodar, which also advanced. Villarreal defeated Spartak Moscow 2-0 to progress from Group G with Rapid, which scored in the 84th minute to win 1-0 and knock out Rangers.In Group B, Celtic avoided elimination despite a 2-1 defeat at home to Salzburg after Leipzig drew with Rosenborg 1-1.Genk cruised to the next phase with a 4-0 rout of Sarpsborg in Group I, and Malmo also made it with a 1-0 away victory over Besiktas.Rennes’ new coach, Julien Stephan, celebrated a 2-0 victory in Group K and a spot in the next round by knocking out Astana, and Slavia Prague made it with a 2-0 win over Zenit in Group C.Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea, Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kiev, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Lazio, Real Betis, Salzburg, Sporting, Zenit and Zurich already booked their places in the round of 32 earlier in the competition.AC Milan goalkeeper Jose Manuel Reina walks at the end of a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Olympiacos won 3-1. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Olympiacos’ supporters run on the field at the end of a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Eight teams knocked out of the Champions League — Benfica, Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Inter Milan, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Valencia and Viktoria Plzen — also qualified for the round of 32 by finishing in third in their groups.The draw for the round of 32 will be held on Monday, an hour after the Champions League draw is held.Although Chelsea failed to keep a perfect group-stage record, Willian and Olivier Giroud salvaged a 2-2 draw against Vidi in Budapest by scoring from free kicks.But the game was marred by Chelsea supporters singing an anti-Semitic chant, with the club condemning their behavior in a statement and saying it has no place at Chelsea. The incident came just days after four fans were suspended for abusing Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.In London, Arsenal celebrated captain Laurent Koscielny’s return from a torn Achilles tendon with Alexandre Lacazette scoring in a 1-0 win against Qarabag.Here’s a look at Thursday’s action:___LATE DRAMAAfter Olympiakos’ Pape Abou Cisse scored on the hour following a short corner, Milan’s Cristian Zapata hastened his team’s exit 10 minutes later with an own goal after deflecting a shot into the net.Although he scored two minutes later to trim Milan’s deficit to one goal, Fortounis scored on a penalty after sending Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina the wrong way.Betis won Group F with 12 points after a 0-0 draw against Dudelange, and though Olympiakos and Milan both finished with 10 points, Olympiakos advanced on the tiebreaker.___CHELSEA HELDWillian was the only player who started the Premier League victory over Manchester City on Saturday to do so on Thursday, and he opened the scoring from a free kick after half an hour.Ethan Ampadu headed in an own goal two minutes later in his European debut, marking only the second time Chelsea had conceded in the Europa League.Vidi moved ahead in the 56th minute when Loic Nego finished a counter with a precise volley, but Giroud, a second-half substitute, curled in an equalizer in the 75th minute.Chelsea topped Group L with 16 points. BATE became the second team to advance from the group with nine points after a 3-1 win at PAOK.___TIGHT GROUPSAll eight teams were in a position to advance from tightly contested groups G and I.Samuel Chukwueze was in the right place for Villarreal when he scored from a deflected shot in the first half, and Karl Toko Ekambi doubled the lead from a tight angle in the second as Villarreal topped Group G with 10 points.Rangers had the support from their fans in Vienna, but substitute Dejan Ljubicic scored six minutes from time as Rapid advanced, also with 10 points.In Group I, Genk needed a draw against Sarpsborg but refused to play it safe. Forward Zinho Gano needed just three minutes to volley home an opener, and midfielder Joseph Paintsil collected a precise pass from captain Alejandro Pozuelo to calmly to make it 2-0 five minutes later. Sander Berge and Joseph Aidoo put it beyond doubt with a pair of goals scored within three minutes in the second half.In Istanbul, Marcus Antonsson stunned Besiktas with a second-half goal to send Malmo through with nine points.Besiktas’ efforts to equalize, which would have been enough to advance, took a hit when Ricardo Quaresma received a red card in the 65th minute.___SEVILLA SAFEWissam Ben Yedder made sure to ease Sevilla’s worries with two goals in the first 10 minutes, exploiting a defensive mistake five minutes in and controlling a long ball before scoring past goalkeeper Stanislav Kritsyuk five minutes later for his fifth group-stage goal.Krasnodar was reduced to 10 men early in the second after Cristian Ramirez’s handball on the goal line stopped Andre Silva’s header. Ever Banega increased the lead by scoring on the ensuing penalty.—By KAREL JANICEK , Associated PressOlympiakos’ Leonardo Koutris runs at the end of a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Olympiacos won 3-1. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Olympiakos’ Leonardo Koutris leaves the field at the end of a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Olympiacos won 3-1. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Olympiakos’ Miguel Ángel Guerrero, right, celebrates after winning a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Olympiakos players celebrate at the end of a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Olympiakos won 3-1. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)AC Milan goalkeeper Jose Manuel Reina as Olympiakos’ Miguel Ángel Guerrero, right, celebrates at the end a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Olympiakos won 3-1. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Olympiakos’ Pape Abou Cisse, left, challenges for the ball with AC Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain during a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Olympiakos’ Miguel Ángel Guerrero, top right, jumps for the ball with his teammate Jagos Vukovic, top left, and AC Milan’s Cristian Zapata, left, during a Group F Europa League soccer match between Olympiakos and AC Milan at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Redmi Note 6 Pro: 5 reasons why you should wait for this Xiaomi phone

first_imgThere is another Note coming. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is coming to India on November 22, and it seems that Xiaomi just can’t stop talking about it. There are a number of features the company is highlight, and while not all of them will turn out to be much of an upgrade compared to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which is a fairly fantastic phone, it is possible that some features are going to make the Redmi Note 6 Pro one of the best phones this side of Rs 20,000.Over here at the India Today Tech, I have been using the Redmi Note 6 Pro for the last few days. And as Xiaomi claims, the four-camera setup — two on the rear and two selfie cams — is one of the highlights of the phone.At the same time, it is also true that overall the Redmi Note 6 Pro isn’t a major upgrade over the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but there are some areas where Xiaomi has made an extra effort, including in the display, battery performance, and software of the phone. The Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on flash sale for the first time in India on November 23 via Mi.com and Flipkart and I give you five reasons why you should five days for this phone.Four camerasAs I noted in the quick review of the phone, I absolutely love the photos the Redmi 6 Pro cameras click. Both the front as well as the rear cameras of the Note 6 Pro are capable of clicking impressive pictures, which have a good amount of details and spot-on colours. Basically, the cameras of the Redmi phone get the reds and greens right, almost all the time.advertisementThe Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a primary sensor of 12MP and a 5MP secondary sensor for depth sensing, which helps in those portrait photos with creamy and blurred background, on the rear panel. The main camera of the phone supports dual-pixel autofocus feature which helps the phone focus quickly on the subject, particularly in low light. On the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a main camera that uses 20-megapixel sensor while the secondary camera sports a 2-megapixel sensor for portrait selfies.The Redmi Note 5 Pro is a fairly good shooter, but portrait shots and low-light photography are two areas where it can be better. Looks like these are the two areas that Xiaomi has worked in the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Redmi Note 6 Pro captures good bokeh (portrait) shots with both front and back camera with sharp edges most of the time. The pictures clicked in low-light with the Redmi Note 6 Pro are also pretty great and come with a decent amount of details and colours.Brighter and bigger displayIn simple words: the Redmi Note 6 Pro screen is a polished version of what you get in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The display of the Redmi Note 6 Pro is bigger than the one in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The best part, though, is despite a larger screen the phone retains similar size and dimensions. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is also the first Note series phone from Xiaomi to come with a notched display and sports narrower bezels. There is an option to hide the notch by changing the display settings, which is nice for not everyone likes notch on their phone screen. The display in the Redmi Note 6 Pro is brighter compared to what Xiaomi put in the Note 5 Pro. It is bright enough to watch a movie on Amazon Prime or Netflix movie or YouTube, and play a visually heavy game like Temple Run 2 outdoors. Keeping the brightness level of the phone between 50 to 60 per cent works just about fine for me.MIUI 10The Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first Xiaomi phone in India to come with MIUI 10-based on Android Oreo out-of-the-box. This is a good news for the Mi Fans. The MIUI 10 brings a range of new features like navigation gestures, new recent menu tabs, picture-in-picture mode, Android P-like volume slider, and notification shade, AI features, among other things to the Redmi phone. The navigation gestures, a feature that is mostly seen on more expensive phones, work fine, but they aren’t as smooth and easy to use as on an ultra premium phone like the OnePlus 6T or an iPhone X. Not that you should expect such performance from a phone like the Note 6 Pro that is expected to cost under Rs 20,000.Improved battery lifeAlthough the battery inside the Redmi Note 6 Pro is the same that dues duty in the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi seems to have improved its performance. The upcoming Redmi phone packs a 4000mAh battery and comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 support. The battery of the Redmi Note 6 Pro can go on easily for about one day on a single charge, but if you aren’t a social media addict or a movie buff who watches a lot of videos on the phone, the Redmi phone could easily go on for about one and a half days.advertisementPriceXiaomi is yet to reveal the official India price of the Redmi Note 6 Pro, but going by the company’s track record, we expect the phone to be priced around Rs 16,000 or Rs 17000. The Note 5 Pro was launched in India with a starting price of Rs 14,999, but now, after the recent price drop, the phone is available for Rs 13,999. In India, we expect the price of the Redmi Note 6 Pro to be between Rs 15,000 to Rs 17,000 for the base model. Unlike in other markets, in India, the Redmi Note 6 Pro will be available in two variants — the base model with 4GB RAM/64GB storage, while the second model, which will be more expensive, packs 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.ALSO READ: Redmi Note 6 Pro quick review: Finally a Xiaomi Note with top-notch cameralast_img read more

Solskjaer joins Busby in exclusive Man Utd manager club

first_imgIt is safe to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is off to a flying start with Manchester United, as the 45-year-old closes in on a club record that has stood since the 1940s.Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils to a 2-0 win over struggling Newcastle on Wednesday, making it four wins from four outings for Solskjaer as interim boss. Among Manchester United managers, only Matt Busby can claim as strong a start, with Wednesday’s result having vaulted Solskjaer over Jose Mourinho into second place among all Old Trafford bosses in terms of fastest starts.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Busby, who first took charge for the 1946-47 season, holds the best mark of any manager in the club’s history having won his first five matches in charge.Solskjaer will get his chance to win his fifth in a row with an FA Cup clash against Reading on Saturday and will then face his sternest test as manager as he tries to make it five league wins from five against Tottenham on January 13. 4 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is only the second manager in Manchester United history to win his first four league games in charge of the club, after Matt Busby in 1946. Revival. #NEWMUN pic.twitter.com/Dt9XpCfGms — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 2, 2019 The win has Manchester United sitting sixth in the league table, three points back of fifth-placed Arsenal and six back of Chelsea and the Champions League places, and much of the thanks for the win must go to Lukaku and Rashford. The Belgian made an immediate impact off the bench , netting with his first touch of the game just 38 seconds after stepping onto the pitch. The goal continued a trend of the 25-year-old being a terror for Newcastle. In 12 Premier League matches against the Magpies he has now had a hand in 11 goals, scoring seven times and adding four assists. And for Rashford, who scored on 80 minutes to put the game to bed, the latest strike was a continuation of his stellar form. The 21-year-old has now been directly involved in 10 goals in his last five matches, scoring five with five more assisted. Wednesday’s win also marked the first time Manchester United have won four league matches on the bounce since April of last year, when the club ran off five in a row, and handed the club its 68th win in the month of January, the most of any team in the Premier League.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Special Early Retirement Programme Now Available

first_imgA Special Early Retirement Programme (SERP) is being offered by the Government of Jamaica to eligible public sector workers.  Eligible public sector workers are permanent employees of the Government of Jamaica between the ages of 50 and 59 years except health professionals, security forces, correctional officers and teachers.The SERP operates under specified terms, including:It is the employee’s choice to apply for the SERP.The head of an organisation will decide which applications can be approved.Organisations will be able to replace approved SERP participants only up to the value of 15 percent of the savings generated by the SERP.Incentives are built into the SERP.Re-employment of persons who retire under the SERP will be restricted.Applications under the SERP must be submitted to the relevant Human Resource Management section of each organisation by 16 February 2018 and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to this date.Among the incentives included in the SERP is the offer of two weeks’ salary for each year of service up to a maximum of one year’s salary and payment in lieu of accumulated vacation leave. The SERP is designed, as far as possible, to ensure that the process is fair and takes into account both the needs and preferences of the employee as well as the needs of the employer to ensure that the organisation remains sustainable. The option to apply under the SERP is strictly voluntary and is expected to contribute to reducing the size of the public sector wage bill as a percent of GDP.To apply to the SERP, in addition to meeting the age criterion, applicants must meet the following criteria:Be permanently employed to the Government of Jamaica;Have ten years’ qualifying service with the Government of Jamaica; andBe eligible to retire early as per the rules of the PensionsThe SERP is being offered at this point in light of the recently passed Pensions (Public Service) Act 2017 which adjusts the terms under which public sector workers will retire. The new Act, among other things, will gradually increase the retirement age from 60 to 65 years; facilitate mandatory contributions by all pensionable officers towards their pension; and harmonise the legislation governing public sector pensions in a single statute.last_img read more

Caribbean FLNG Aces Performance Test at Wison Yard

first_imgzoom The world’s first floating liquefaction unit Caribbean FLNG has completed its performance test at Wison Heavy Industry shipyard in Nantong, China.Wison Offshore & Marine said that this marks the first time in history that LNG has been produced onboard a floating facility.“During the 72-hour performance test, the excellent performance of the FLNG ensured all key design requirements and production capacities (guaranteed performance) were achieved for the unit’s operational effectiveness,” Wison said.The FLNG project is being delivered by Wison under an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract with Belgian LNG and LPG carrier owner and operator Exmar.Additionally, Wison’s Nantong yard conducted the world’s first gas trial for the floating liquefaction unit before sail-out. Conducting gas trials and performance testing in the shipyard shortened the time required for project completion.In March 2016, Exmar received a termination of the tolling agreement with a Canada-based oil and gas company Pacific Exploration and Production (PEP) over the FLNG project, because liquefaction of LNG in Colombia was no longer profitable.As a consequence, the company entered negotiations on a change to its existing financing deal with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) for Caribbean FLNG.last_img read more

Calcutta HC sets aside arrest warrant against BJPs Mukul Roy

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday set aside an arrest warrant issued against West Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with a case of cheating and extortion. The arrest warrant was issued by the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata in a city court on July 29 on a prayer by the Kolkata Police that Roy was allegedly not cooperating with them in an investigation into the recovery of a large amount of unaccounted cash worth Rs 19 lakh from a person in Burrabazar last year. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja On Wednesday, the High Court set aside the warrant after Roy’s counsel Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said that his client has already been quizzed by police at his Delhi residence which makes the allegation of non-cooperation against him baseless. The High Court also directed that the original proceedings related to the alleged recovery of unaccounted cash will continue before the city court. The Burrabazar police station of the city police division had earlier issued a notice under CrPC section 160 to the BJP leader to appear for interrogation as his name was found in the phone of one of the arrested persons in the case. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway However, Roy had refused to appear before the Kolkata Police stating he is a resident of Delhi and moved Delhi High Court challenging the notice. The court had granted Roy protection from coercive action for 10 days but asked him to join the investigation in the case and be available for questioning in Delhi. Following the court order, a team of Kolkata Police interrogated Roy at his Delhi residence on August 2.last_img read more

Iran Denies Receiving Moroccos Evidence on PolisarioHezbollah Collusion

Rabat – Following Algeria, Iran has reiterated denial of involvement in Morocco’s internal affairs. Spokesman of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bahram Ghasemi also denied that Morocco provided evidence of Hezbollah-Polisario collusion.Quoted by Iranian news agencies ISNA and Mehr, the Iranian official said that “Either in their meeting with the foreign minister of our country in their interviews with different media outlets, the authorities of this country (Morocco) did not present any conclusive evidence to prove their claims.”Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Iranian ally Hezbollah of providing military support for the separatist group Polisario and severed diplomatic ties with Iran May 1.  Morocco also accused Algeria of directly supporting the Hezbollah-Polisario collusion. “The file was carefully prepared”In a recent interview with Jeune Afrique, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said that Morocco provided detailed evidence of the collusion to Tehran.“The file was carefully prepared, for weeks, on the basis of information collected and cross-checked over several months,” said Bourita, adding that the document summarizes “proven and precise facts: dates of visits by senior officers of Hezbollah in Algeria, dates and venues of meetings with Polisario officials, and a list of names of agents involved in these contacts.”He added that Morocco would not have bothered submitting a file to Iran, “if its [evidence] was not solid.”Denying his country’s role in the tension, Ghasemi said that “after breaking ties with Iran due to a baseless reason, Moroccan officials now have a difficulty justifying their action before the public opinion both at home and abroad,” adding that this is why Moroccan officials “gave interviews and repeated the same old rhetoric against Iran.”However, Morocco has been firm in its decision. Bourita also provided specific names who traveled to Algeria’s Tindouf camps, where separatists are housed. Morocco’s decision to cut ties with Iran has received unwavering support from European, African, and Gulf countries.A decision made under pressure?Ghasemi also said that Morocco’s stance was made “under pressure.”“We hope Morocco’s recent move to sever its relations with Iran was not done as part of new regional alignments and under the pressure of certain governments that are standing against the Islamic Republic of Iran today,” Ghasemi said, referring to Saudi Arabia and its allies.Morocco, however, has already responded to these claims.A few days after announcing its decision, Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement denying that its decision to cut ties with Iran was taken in response to foreign pressure.“Following the rupture by the Kingdom of Morocco of its diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, some circles, in need of arguments, claimed that the Kingdom would have taken this decision under pressure from some countries,” said the statement.According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morocco has historically proven that it takes its positions independent of all regional and international crises. Furthermore, all  stances “correspond to its principles and respond to its own assessment.” read more

UN partners launch 13 million appeal for flood victims in El Salvador

18 November 2009The United Nations and its partners launched a $13 million Flash Appeal for El Salvador today to provide immediate aid for six months to 75,000 victims of Hurricane Ida, covering food, shelter, water and sanitation, education, agriculture and early recovery. “The effects of flood-related disasters are particularly dangerous for survivors if not addressed quickly because of the risk of water-borne and exposure-related diseases,” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said of the hurricane, which killed over 190 people and left 80 more reported missing, with 15,000 others still sheltering in camps, schools, churches and other buildings.“We are therefore urging donors to respond quickly to this appeal so that assistance can be provided to those affected without delay,” he added of the appeal, launched jointly with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Government of El Salvador.Some 2,000 homes, 117 schools, 25 health facilities and 37 bridges in the small Central American country were damaged or destroyed and significant amounts of crops and livestock were lost when Ida and a low pressure system off the Pacific coast caused unprecedented rainfall earlier this month, with severe widespread flooding and landslides.“Hurricane Ida hit El Salvador at a particularly critical moment,” UN Resident Coordinator Jessica Faieta said. “The country is one of the Latin American countries most affected by the global economic crisis. Now, Government resources may have to be put into financing humanitarian action, recovery and reconstruction at the expense of poverty reduction programmes.” read more

Closing Bell TSX closes lower as worries grow about duration of US

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Wednesday amid rising concerns that a partial U.S. government shutdown in its second day will last longer than thought and impact negotiations over raising the U.S. government’s debt ceiling in mid-October.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,839.00 -8.44 -0.07%S&P 500 — 1,693.87 -1.13 -0.07%Dow — 15,133.14 -58.56 -0.39%Nasdaq — 3,815.02 -2.96 -0.08%The S&P/TSX composite index was well off session lows, coming back from a 57-point deficit to finish 8.44 points lower at 12,839. Losses were partially limited by gains in the gold sector as bullion’s attraction as safe haven investment pushed prices higher.The commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar was off the worst levels of the day, closing down 0.06 of a cent at 96.79 cents US as prices for copper and oil also advanced.Republicans in the House of Representatives are insisting that Democrats negotiate over the new U.S. health-care law as part of the funding deadlock. Senate Democrats insist that Republicans pass a straightforward temporary funding bill with no strings attached. Disappointing job creation data also pressured U.S. indexes as the Dow Jones industrials fell 58.56 points to 15,133.14, the Nasdaq lost 2.96 points to 3,815.02 and the S&P 500 index shed 1.13 points to 1,693.87.Payroll firm ADP reported that the U.S. private sector created 166,000 jobs last month, lower than the 178,000 that had been expected. It also revised lower its job creation figures for the previous two months.That’s likely all the jobs data that traders will get this week as one of the spinoff effects of the shutdown is an absence of government data that usually moves markets. The U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday it won’t be issuing its employment report for September on Friday.Market reaction to the shutdown had been relatively muted on hopes that economic damage from the budgetary impasse wouldn’t be too severe as long as it didn’t last too long.But there is growing dismay that the standoff on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing with some lawmakers in both parties suggesting the shutdown might last for weeks.“(Traders) are nervous,” said Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at ScotiaMcLeod.“And as long as they’re nervous they’re not going to do anything and we’re going to have a lot more red than black.”Adding to the grim mood is a deadline of Oct. 17 when the U.S. hits its debt limit and starts to run out of money to pay bills.The last time there was an impasse over the borrowing limit, in August 2011, it led to a downgrade of the United States’ credit rating by Standard & Poor’s and a plunge in the stock market.The energy sector led decliners down, 0.75% while the November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange erased early losses to jump $2.06 to US$104.10 a barrel.Prices accelerated after three days of declines amid a report that the southern leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline will be finished this month. Bloomberg News cited an interview with Les Cherwenuk, project director for TransCanada, who said completion of that portion of the pipeline would bring oil from the delivery hub in Cushing, Okla., down to the Gulf Coast, reducing reduce high storage levels. TransCanada (TSX:TRP) shares slipped a penny to C$45.19.Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) declined 50 cents to C$30.31.The telecom sector fell 0.64% with Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) off 44 cents to $43.91.The financials sector was also a weight, down 0.44% as Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) gave back 27 cents to $32.85.The gold sector rose about 0.84% and December bullion gained $34.60 to US$1,320.70 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) advanced 42 cents to C$19.02.The base metals sector turned positive, up 0.73% with December copper up four cents to US$3.32 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gained 47 cents to C$27.88.Elsewhere, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) (Nasdaq:BBRY) shares were up eight cents at $8.27 on the TSX, recovering from early losses of more than 4% amid reports that U.S. private equity firm Cerberus Capital aims to sign a confidentiality agreement to access the smartphone maker’s books. The move wouldn’t guarantee Cerberus would actually make an offer for the company.Earlier, the Globe and Mail reported that BlackBerry is looking at tapping the value of its extensive real estate holdings in the Waterloo, Ont.,-area to raise cash. It said that BlackBerry has asked for ideas to generate the largest possible return from its real estate in as little time as possible, through a confidential process begun last week. TOP STORIESBlackBerry shares rise after smartphone maker said to draw interest from Cerberus private equity groupThose bleak BlackBerry results just got even bleakerCEOs warn shutdown could plunge U.S. back into recessionGeorge Soros: The euro crisis might be over, but Europe’s nightmare is getting worseThree of Microsoft’s top investors press for chairman Bill Gates’s ouster over fears founder could stifle changeWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES7:30 a.m.Challenger Layoff report (Sept) 8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 314,000 new claims, up from last week 10 a.m.Factory orders (Aug): Economists expect 0.3% gain Non-manufacturing ISM index (Sept): Economists expect reading of 57, down from last month CORPORATE NEWSCANADARichelieu Hardware Ltd Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 63¢ a share Sandvine Corporation Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 2¢ a share UNITED STATESConstellation Brands, Inc. 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Ohio State ranked No 4 in AP poll

The Ohio State football team prepares to run onto the field prior to the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State Buckeyes check in at  No. 4 in the second week of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Amway Coaches’ Poll also had OSU at No. 4.The Buckeyes were ranked No. 6 in the AP poll before Saturday’s 77-10 blowout of Bowling Green.Week 1 of the college football season saw seven top 25 teams lose their 2016 season opener, including three in the top 10 and two in the top five.OSU’s week 3 opponent, the Oklahoma Sooners, lost to former Buckeye offensive coordinator Tom Herman and his Houston Cougars 33-23. The Sooners dropped 11 spots to No. 14 in the poll, and the Cougars rose to No. 6.Wisconsin, who was unranked in the preseason AP poll, climbed to No. 10 after defeating the fifth-ranked LSU Tigers, who fell to No. 21.A total of five Big Ten teams are featured in the top 25. Michigan sits one spot behind OSU at No. 5.Notables: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Florida State, No. 12 Michigan State, No. 16 Iowa. read more

Mark Zuckerberg now worth 18 billion Facebook 70 billion

first_imgThe valuations for Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg are going beyond the ridiculous. Many scoffed when $50 billion was touted on the last shares sale to Goldman Sachs in January, but this week that valuation managed to go up again, and with it the on paper fortune of Zuckerberg.The reason for the $20 billion jump from six months ago is new investment from GSV Capital. That investment group has just bought 225,000 shares at a price of $29.28 per share for a total spend of $6,587,500. If you add that up for all of Facebook’s stock you get the $70 billion figure.AdChoices广告As Zuckerberg is the major shareholder in Facebook his value has gone up significantly too, and now stands at around $18 billion. However, this is all on paper and not the amount he has in the bank. Still, if he were to recoup that amount by selling all his shares, Zuckerberg would slot into third among on the list of richest tech guys. Bill Gates ($56 billion) still tops the chart, Oracle’s Larry Ellison ($39.5 billion) comes in second. $18 billion also means Zuckerberg jumps past Google’s Page and Brin ($17 billion).Zuckerberg still has a long way to go to unseat Bill Gates, but he seems to be the person most capable of doing so. Remember, he’s only 27 and Facebook is still a very young company. We also have to consider what Zuckerberg will do after Facebook. Is the social network going to be his only success, or does he have a few more ideas that will net him billions more? It’s clear he has the links, entrepreneurial skills, and eventually the cash to do whatever he wants. Getting friendly with the U.S. President doesn’t hurt either.We won’t know the true value of Facebook until it goes public, but I doubt we’ll be waiting long for that to happen. With more investors coming on board, hundreds of millions of people logging in every day, and the recent success of the LinkedIn IPO, Facebook is bound to announce their intention to IPO soon.Read more at Forbeslast_img read more

Jordi Alba discusses move for a new deal talks about bond

first_imgFollowing Barcelona’s 2-0 win against Celta Vigo yesterday, Barca left-back  Jordi Alba’s discussed his contract with the club as well as a plan to move for a new deal.Jordi Alba’s contract won’t expire until the summer of 2020, but he confirms he wouldn’t mind moving forward with talks on a new deal.“It doesn’t just depend on me, as it also depends on the club,” he said when asked about a new contract after the game via Marca.“When I signed for Barcelona it wasn’t for money.“I came here for the feeling and because it is my home.“In the end, it’s not enough to say that I’m a great player, as actions also matter.“A deadline? When the contract ends.”Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba played together again in the clash against Celta Vigo and the left-back spoke of the bond with Lionel Messi.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“For the first goal he was looking for me and I held the run well,” he said afterward.“On the second, [Ousmane] Dembele and Luis Suarez’s runs left him alone and he never fails.“I know that most of the assists I give will end up going on [the goal].”“We faced a great team that like to play football,” he added.“The first half was very good and in the second we dropped our rhythm a bit and they were able to create.“We are happy with the result.”Barcelona won’t have any more fixtures until a clash with Getafe on January 6.last_img read more

Juneau Creek Identified As Preferred Route For Cooper Landing Bypass

first_imgThis signing allows the State of Alaska to address the long-standing issues with the Sterling Highway between Milepost 45-60, which does not serve the volume of traffic, fails to meet modern highway design standards, and has safety concerns. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “As you know we have some weekends in the summer, particularly  around dipnet season, where we feel the transportation of thousands of thousands of Alaskans through Cooper Landing will be much safer through the completion of this project.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Federal Highway Administration and Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facility signed the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cooper Landing Bypass on the Sterling Highway, which concludes an EIS process. Challenges related to developing the project came from its proximity to the Kenai River and Lake, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Resurrection Pass National Recreation Trail, as well as steep terrain, nearby historic and cultural resource sites, and limited right-of-way. The Juneau Creek Alternative was identified as the preferred route it deviates from the existing alignment more than the other alternatives—about 10 of 14 miles would be on a new alignment, according to the project website.The route would run north of Cooper Landing and the Kenai River, climbing the hillside and crossing Juneau Creek Canyon with a new bridge south of Juneau Creek Falls. The new segment would cross the Mystery Creek Wilderness area in the KNWR and would rejoin the existing highway at about MP 56.center_img The alternative includes one large bridge spanning Juneau Creek Canyon. It would be the longest single-span bridge in Alaska. The public comment period is now open on the identified preferred route by Juneau Creek and will end April 16, 2018. Once the comments are reviewed, a Record of Decision will be released. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-cooperlanding-chosen-route.mp3VmJennifer-on-cooperlanding-chosen-route.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Former Mafia home to become shelter for LGBTI community

first_imgThe city of Castel Volturno had opened bids for organizations to take over a three-storey house in the coastal town.Mafia boss Francesco Rea’s villa was seized in the late 1990s. It has remained empty since then, until the the council decided to put it to good use.The town’s mayor, Dimitri Russo, said the council decided to give the winning contract on 4 June to an LGBTI and migrant support organization to help promote acceptance.‘We want to send a message of acceptance,’ Russo, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Rain Arcigay Caserta, is the organization that won the tender to use the former crime hub.According to the organization it is the first time a seized Mafia property has been used for an LGBTI organization.‘The building, which for its murky history was one of the traces of the excessive power of the Mafia in our country, thanks to the vision of Mayor Dimitri Russo and the whole city council, we can redeem that story and (the center) is set to become one of the symbols of the clear contrast to organized crime and of a community that out of those ashes reconstructs a place of inclusion, acceptance, solidarity and respect for the other,’ said Gabriele Piazzoni, national secretary of Arcigay.The organization has been working since 2015 to find a space for a LGBT shelter. It had set its sights on Rea’s seized villas back then.A safe space for allArcigay’s LGBTI center will provide temporary accommodation to people in difficult situations. Those people will include migrants not accepted for their sexuality or gender identity. The former home of a Mafia boss will now become a LGBTI shelter. | Photo: Facebook/Arcigay eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBTI people and migrants fleeing persecution will be able to call a former Mafia villa home. Chief Rabbi publishes groundbreaking guidance for LGBTI students in Orthodox schoolsUganda’s LGBTI people are putting up a fight for their right to a safe placeThis Christian group that ‘loves’ LGBTI people may have ulterior motivesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/former-mafia-home-to-become-shelter-for-lgbti-community/center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The 300 square-meters building will feature a kitchen, multi-purpose spaces, bathrooms and several bedrooms.The plans and artist’s designs of what the new LGBTI center will look like. | Photo: Caserta PrideEven though the group is excited about their win, they still have a huge task ahead of them. Arcigay has set up an important crowdfunding campaign to help pay for renovations.Arcigay Caserta’s president, Bernardo Diana, said the center will provide sanctuary in Italy’s notoriously homophobic south.Diana said until now the closest LGBTI center was in Rome about 200 km (125 miles) away. That made it necessary to have something local.‘Yesterday’s vote in the City Council brings to a conclusion a path begun in 2015 that testifies to the tenacity of a political will to which we give our most enthusiastic applause,’ he said.‘It was very exciting to hear from the mayor Dimitri Russo the name of our association among the first four institutions… to receive in final assignment a property confiscated from organized crime ”Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more