German auto major Volkswagen plans to launch the new generation of its most popular sports utility vehicle Tiguan in India next year.Unveiling the new Tiguan here at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said the vehicle is a “proof of the strength of the Volkswagen” brand.Since the launch of the model in 2007, the Tiguan has sold 2.6 million units so far, he said, adding it is the company’s third most popular brand after the Golf and Polo. Besides being an affordable vehicle, the new Tiguan will also be a environmentally sustainable one as it is also being offered in plug in hybrid option as well, Diess added.Company officials said the Tiguan is likely to be launched in the Indian market next year, where the appetite for SUVs is growing at a fast pace.It is understood that VW Group firm Audi is also planning to start assembling engines in India. The group will make an announcement soon on fresh expansion in India. Volkswagen is planning to make India a low-cost manufacturing hub, which will cater to emerging and developed markets.Also, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make-in-India initiative, the company plans to spend Rs 1,500 crore on localisation and producing cost-effective products. The company is also looking to increase the production capacity at the Chakan and Aurangabad units in the next two years to over 200,000 units by 2018 and add more new models from the Chakan plant.
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Audi launched A6 Matrix 35 TFSI sedan, powered by a petrol engine, priced at Rs 52.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), as part of its plans to have petrol versions of all its existing models in India by the first quarter of next year.ALSO READ:The performance of Audi A4 is spectacular The new model comes with various new features including seven-speed transmission and an advanced infotainment system.”With the Audi A6 Matrix 35 TFSI, we want to reach out to India’s smart luxury car buyers and also cater to customers who want a fully equipped car in petrol,” Audi India Head Joe King said in a statement.The new Audi A6 Matrix is available with a 1.8L engine, propelling the car from 0-100 kmph in 7.9 seconds. It comes with safety features like eight airbags, two of which are dedicated rear side airbags, electronic stabilisation control and tyre pressure monitoring display.ALSO READ:Diesel Ban Impact: Audi to have petrol variants across portfolio by 2017Audi already sells a diesel version of the A6 Matrix in the country.By launching petrol versions, the company is trying to adapt to changing market demand. Currently, only Audi’s entry level A3 and A8 sedans have the petrol variants. It’s popular Q series SUVs are available only in diesel options.The company sells sedan A3, A4, A6 and A8 along with SUVs Q3, Q5 and Q7 and premium sports cars like the R8.These are priced between Rs 28 lakh and Rs 2.5 crore.ALSO READ: Brand new Audis on the wayadvertisement
MOSCOW – Panathinaikos dropped the first match of its Eurloeague basketball quarter-final to CSKA Moscow 77-74 on April 16, although forcing the game into overtime against the Russian team.Panathinaikos fell behind from the get-go, trailing 21-14 after one before mounting a second period rally to even the score at half and started clamping down on defense.Even with a poor game from captain Dimitris Diamantidis, the Greek team grabbed a 67-62 lead with only three minutes to go but couldn’t hit critical free throws, allowing the Moscow team to snatch a tie, 72-72 in regulation time.Panathinaikos, playing nervously, scored only two points in the OT and had little oomph after American forwards Stephane Lasme and James Gist, its two toughest and most aggressive players, fouled out and the husky Russian players took over.Lasme and Jonas Maciulis scored 14 each. The next game in the best-of-five series is April 18 in Moscow before the teams return to Athens for game three next week.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Vivo is all set to launch the successor to the Vivo V9, aka the V11 Pro in India on September 6 at an event scheduled to happen in Mumbai. Ahead of the launch, the Chinese smartphone maker has been teasing the V11 Pro stating that it will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor just like what we have seen on the Vivo NEX. But compared to the NEX, the Vivo V11 Pro is expected to be much cheaper, which means it will be for the masses.Vivo is also touting the camera of the V11 Pro besides the in-display fingerprint sensor. In the teasers, Vivo has revealed that the V11 Pro is not only capable of capturing great pictures in good lighting, but is equally good at capturing clear and detailed photos in tricky lighting. Vivo has confirmed that the V11 Pro will come with dual AI-based cameras paired with dual Pixel sensors. Let’s take a look at everything that Vivo has in store to offer with the V11 Pro:–Vivo V11 Pro will come with company’s own Halo FullView display, the company has confirmed. Earlier last week, Android Pure website posted the full specs sheet of the Vivo phone. According to the specs sheet, the Vivo V11 Pro will come with a massive 6.41-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor placed beneath the screen. The Super AMOLED display of the V11 Pro is expected to offer great viewing experience to the users. Meaning, one will love watching videos and also play visually attractive games on the phone.advertisement–The in-display fingerprint sensor has been confirmed by the company. The in-display scanner is said to be the USP of the phone. Vivo via its teasers claim that the in-display fingerprint sensor on the Vivo V11Pro will unlock the phone is a blink of an eye. “The #VivoV11Pro instantly awakens to your slightest touch,” one of the many Vivo V11 Pro teasers note.–Another highlight of the V11 Pro besides the in-display fingerprint sensor will be the Waterdrop notch. The Vivo phone will come with a Waterdrop notch on top of the display like that of the recently launched Oppo R17. This means the bezels on the V11 Pro will be minimal compared to the previous V series phones. The leaked live images and renders of the V11 Pro show that the phone will have a slightly thicker chin compared to the other three sides. The leaked images also reveal that the phone will have a sleek look.–The Vivo V11 Pro will come with AI Dual Rear camera. The leaked specs sheet suggests that the phone will sport dual pixel cameras consisting of a primary sensor of 12-megapixel and a secondary sensor 5-megapixel. V11 Pro will include AI Scene recognition feature. On the front, the V11 Pro will come with a 25-megapixel AI based camera, the specs sheet had revealed. Vivo is teasing that the V11 Pro is capable of capturing clear and detailed pictures in low-light situations as well.–Rumours reveal that the Vivo V11 Pro will come with face unlock support. Not just that, the leaked specs sheet suggests that the phone could also be unlocked in the dark.–The Vivo V11 Pro will come with fast charging technology, the rumours have revealed. The smartphone is tipped to come with a 3400mAh battery paired with dual engine fast charging support.–The leaked specs sheet reveal that the V11 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AI chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The phone is said to come with triple card slot. Meaning users will be able to use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time.Vivo V11 Pro expected price and availabilityThe Vivo V11 Pro, which is the successor to the Vivo V9, is expected to be a mid-range smartphone. There are high chances that the V11 Pro will cost somewhere around the Rs 30,000 mark, which means it will compete with the Xiaomi Poco F1 and also the OnePlus 6. If the V11 Pro is actually priced around Rs 30,000 it is safe to say that it will be the cheapest in-display fingerprint sensor phone launched till date.Ahead of the launch, the full specs sheet, live images, and renders of the V11 Pro have surfaced online. The availability details of the phone have also been leaked online. The V11 Pro is said to go on pre-orders very soon, which will last until September 11. The smartphone is said to go on sale in India for the first time on September 12. Vivo is yet to confirm the details though.advertisementMeanwhile, some reports suggest that Vivo is likely to also announce the V11 alongside the V11 Pro on September 6, but the company is yet to reveal details on the same.
The Indian cricket team is riding high on the success of India’s historic victory in Australia. Breaking the 71-year-old jinx, Indian cricket team beat Australia for the first-time ever in a test series. And captain Virat Kohli couldn’t be happier. Ever since their victory, the team has been busy celebrating the historic win.Virat took to Instagram to post a couple of pictures from the celebrations. If one photo shows Virat feeding cake to wife Anushka, the other one has them celebrating the victory with friends. Anushka, whose film Zero hit the screens on December 21, joined Virat in Australia, after wrapping up the promotions of the film. The couple also rang in the New Year in Sydney.Anushka Sharma posted a congratulatory message for Team India, saying, “They came. They conquered !! History written and created by this bunch !! Huge congratulations to all players, coaching unit and support staff ; it takes undying perseverance & solid conviction to focus on what’s important and shut out the rest. So so happy and proud of you my love @virat.kohli.”Interestingly, Virat had called Anushka the “captain, off the field” in an earlier interview. He had gushed about her enthusiasm for the sport and said, “She is very passionate about the game. She understands the game and she can understand the sentiments of all the players, what they go through and stuff, which I think is the most beautiful thing.”advertisement”She takes all the right decisions in life. She’s totally my strength and she keeps me positive all the time, and that’s what you want in a life partner so I’m very grateful,” the cricketer had added.ALSO READ | Anushka Sharma on Virat Kohli writing history with Australia win: So proud of you, my loveALSO READ: I am married to the greatest man in the world, says Anushka Sharma about Virat KohliALSO WATCH: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals from Virat-Anushka wedding
Internazionale Inter remain without Icardi for Bologna Alex Fisher 23:22 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Internazionale Serie A Crotone Internazionale v Bologna Bologna The striker will stay stuck on 99 goals for at least another week due to a muscle injury which will keep him out of Sunday’s Serie A clash Mauro Icardi will have to wait to reach 100 Serie A goals after being left out of Inter’s squad for Sunday’s clash with Bologna at San Siro.Icardi’s 18 goals in 22 league matches has taken him one short of three figures in the Italian top flight, 89 of them coming for the Nerazzurri.His form this season reignited speculation he could swap Milan for Real Madrid, but Inter held onto their prize asset during the January transfer window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Luciano Spalletti has not been able to use Icardi since the deadline, though, as the striker missed last weekend’s encounter with Crotone due to a muscle injury.And he will be absent once more when Bologna visit Milan, with Italy international Eder expected to lead the line again.”Unfortunately, Icardi cannot be a part of the match, he tried to stay with the group but in the movements with the ball he feels a bit of pain,” Spalletti said.”The tests done with the doctors led to the conclusion that it is better to wait.”Inter have dropped to fourth in the Italian top flight, having drawn six and lost two of their last eight league games.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes are in trouble. The No. 2 team in the country is currently taking on Purdue on the road. And they are losing.Ohio State is trailing Purdue, 21-6, about halfway through the third quarter.The Buckeyes’ defense – its back seven, mostly – has had issues all season and those issues are getting exposed in high form tonight. Purdue’s offense has had several long drives and big plays against this Ohio State defense.It’s been a frustrating night for Ohio State, obviously.It’s been a frustrating night for those watching, too.Urban Meyer’s daughter, Nicki, weighed in with this retweet during the game:#B1GRefs completely bothch spot on Purdue fumble out of bounds then won’t even review their blown call.— Buckeye Defender (@OSUDefender) October 21, 2018Ohio State fans have been doing a lot of complaining tonight – both toward their team and the referees.There’s still a long way to go, though. Ohio State trails Purdue, 21-6, with about six minutes to go in the third quarter. The game is on ABC.
The province today, April 21, announced improvements to its Emergency Services Provider Fund program to make it easier for volunteer fire departments and emergency services organizations to purchase equipment. Eligible organizations can now receive up to 75 per cent of the cost of approved equipment through the Emergency Services Provider Fund. Previously, the maximum support was 50 per cent. The program assists volunteer fire departments, ground search and rescue organizations, hazardous material teams, and volunteer first responder groups with buying approved equipment. “Women and men in these organizations often put themselves at risk to help others in times of emergency,” said MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Zach Churchill, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “I’m pleased that this fund can help emergency service providers with equipment that helps them do their work and stay safe while doing it.” The fund provides up to $20,000 to eligible organizations every three years to upgrade equipment used directly in response to emergencies. Increasing support to 75 per cent of equipment costs will benefit smaller organizations that find it challenging to raise their share of costs. Applications are now open and will be accepted until June 9. Organizations can apply atgrants.novascotia.ca/irj/portal. More information is available on the Fire Marshal’s website, by phoning 902-424-5721 or by email at OFM@novascotia.ca .
G B Nagar: Gautam Buddh Nagar police have arrested 50 criminals who were wanted in different incidents of murder, loot, rape and other cases of heinous crimes in a 48-hours long drive.Cops said that the action was taken as part of a 15 days special drive called “Criminals Out” and the arrests were made on Wednesday and Thursday. According to police, the arrest were collectively made from all the police station areas of the district in July 24 and 25. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice have also arrested an accused who was wanted in the Shahberi twin building collapse case which claimed life of nine persons living over there. “The Criminals Out drive has been initiated from July 20 and will continue till August 5. Under this drive, all police stations around the district have been directed to arrest all those accused who are wanted in various cases of heinous crimes and are absconding,” said Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”In past 48 hours, police have managed to arrest 50 persons including two persons who carried reward of Rs 25, 000 each on their head. The drive will continue further and more arrests will be made,” added Krishna. The senior cop further informed that three accused who were wanted in a murder case have been arrested from sector 39 police station of Noida. Nine criminals who were wanted in loot have been arrested from phase-2 police station area, one rape accused was arrested from site-5 police station area, six accused under gangster act were arrested from Dadri. While 31 other accused who were wanted in various criminal cases were arrested from other police stations of the district.
Rabat – Moroccan-Born French Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research has ridiculed Nicolas Sarkozy’s ignorance of French history.Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research, responded to Sarkozy’s statement that the Gallic people are the ancestors of the French.Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France and republican 2017 presidential forerunner, made his controversial statement in Franconville, in Val-d’Oise. In an interview posted to Youtube, itele’s TV anchor asked Vallaud-Belkacem about her point of view related to Sarkozy’s statement, where he revisited a phrase repeated in French history:“If we want to become French, we speak French and live like a French…we require assimilation. When you become French, your ancestors are the Gallic People.”The minister referred to a famous novel in the French culture that begins with the sentence, “Once upon a time, our country was called the Gaul and its inhabitants were called the Gallic people,” and said that real history rather than fiction should be taught to French children.The minister continued, “We have to give Sarkozy classes in history because he clearly needs them.”“Yes, the Gallic people are among our ancestors,” admitted the minister, but he added that other peoples are also ancestors of the French, like the Romans, Normans, and Arabs.The minister lastly called politicians to “stop the discourse that will take us nowhere” that “extensively harms our country.”According to the French daily newspaper, Le Figaro, Sarkozy also denounced “radical and political Islam,” and promised to be the president of the “national community” against “the tyranny of the minority.”
TORONTO — Essar Steel Algoma Inc. says it will seek creditor protection as it deals with a continued slump in the price of steel.The company has filed requests with Canadian and U.S. courts as it seeks to restructure its long-term debt, and has raised US$200 million from a group of investors led by Deutsche Bank to fund ongoing operations.Essar Steel Algoma is the second biggest steel producer in Canada and the largest employer in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., with close to 3,000 employees.The company is a subsidiary of India-based global conglomerate Essar Steel.In 2013, Essar Steel Algoma won a battle against organized labour when the Ontario government approved a new rule that allowed it to lower its pension contributions, which the company said had become unsustainable.The Canadian PressU.S. Steel Canada seeks extension of restructuring protection as it struggles to negotiate a deal
After months of showdowns between horse carriage protesters and supporters in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Police are taking control.All sides were brought to the table Wednesday to discuss protest tactics and what’s acceptable moving forward.Tensions that have been escalating for months in Niagara-on-the-Lake have reached a boiling point. With carriage operators saying they’re being bullied by protesting members of an animal rights group.While the group called ‘At War for Animals Niagara’ says they’ve been peaceful, but the trouble began when supporters of the carriages counter-protested.The group has been holding weekly protests for nearly 9 months, their ultimate goal, putting an end to “speciesism”“We do not believe any animal deserves to be treated as property, to be profited from, or used for human benefit for any reason.” says, Adam Stirr from At War for Animals Niagara.Sentineal horses has been operating commerically in NOTL for 30 years and says the care and health of their horses is of utmost priority.Owner Fred Sentineal says the group ignores that many of their horses have been saved from the slaughter house. He says, “It makes you look at your ethics, and when I look back on how we handle animals and the people we touch I am so proud.”To deal with these tensions, Niagara Police called a meeting Wednesday with representatives from each group to address protest behaviour.James McCaffery from the Niagara Regional Police Service says, “There’s various groups with very different opinions as to what should happen here today, but each group came forward and agreed to give on issues.”Including protesters agreeing to stay 10 feet away from the carriages, while both groups agreed to stay six feet back from each other.
Former Ohio State men’s basketball forward J.D. Weatherspoon said he felt relieved after making his decision to transfer to Toledo, where he will continue his basketball career. After playing two years for the Buckeyes with a minor role, the 6-foot-6 sophomore said he’s looking forward to a new opportunity and a change of scenery. “I’m looking forward to starting fresh in a new atmosphere,” Weatherspoon said. “Coach Matta thought this was in the best interest for my future, so I wasn’t about to argue with him. He really looked out for me and I’m glad he told me.” Matta said he wished Weatherspoon success with his decision and said the team valued his work ethic. “His teammates and our staff appreciate the hard work J.D. has put in to make our team better,” Matta said in a press release. “We wish him nothing but the best.” During his two seasons with the Buckeyes, Weatherspoon averaged 2.7 points and one rebound in the 35 games he played. Over that span, he averaged about six minutes of court time per game. Weatherspoon said he just wants an opportunity to play the game that he has invested so much of his time in. “When you’re coming out of high school going to college, you didn’t get a scholarship to sit the bench,” Weatherspoon said. “You want a scholarship to play basketball.” Weatherspoon found the scholarship he was looking for with a little help from Ryan Peadon, an assistant coach for Toledo’s basketball team. Peadon said he has a Columbus background so he knew exactly what kind of player Toledo was getting in Weatherspoon. “I’ve seen him play since he was a freshman in high school, so I knew all about him,” Peadon said. “We knew he was a tremendously athletic player, we knew that he was very talented and we knew that he was very versatile.” Peadon said Toledo reached out to Weatherspoon and his coaches after hearing he was released from his scholarship. “We touched bases with his high school coaches, AAU coaches and then we talked to him last because we had to get a feel for what he was thinking,” Peadon said. “I told him I think we would have a great opportunity for him here at Toledo and that it would be a great situation for everybody.” Weatherspoon said the relationship and comfort level with Toledo’s coaches played a big role in his decision. “Coach Peadon and coach (Tod Kowalcyzk) kept it real with me and that’s what I really liked about it,” Weatherspoon said. “They told me the truth saying they really needed me and they felt like I could help out to make the school a better place.” Weatherspoon said staying relatively close to his hometown, Columbus, also came into play when making his decision to transfer to Toledo. “It was really important because my family, friends and fans can still come see me play, so everyone was happy,” Weatherspoon said. Weatherspoon will have two years of eligibility with Toledo starting in 2013-14. Weatherspoon said he will be working hard even though he won’t play for the Rockets in the upcoming season. “Oh yea, I’m going to take my game and studies to another level,” he said. Weatherspoon said his experience at OSU has been good and that he’ll miss the fans more than anything. “It was very fun. You know just being a hometown kid so I really knew a lot about the tradition,” Weatherspoon said. “Of course I’m going to miss my fans because, you know, that’s the biggest supporters. You don’t forget about them wherever you go.”
Quarterback Kain Colter (2) of Northwestern throws to Tony Jones (6) for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter against Maine at Ryan Field Sept. 21. Northwestern won, 35-21.Credit: Courtesy of MCTFor the past three weeks, opponents of Ohio State football have had to prepare to play two different quarterbacks given the uncertainty of whether junior quarterback Braxton Miller would return from his MCL sprain to play, or whether redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton would start in his place.Miller is back healthy and atop OSU’s quarterback depth chart, after playing every snap at the position in the Buckeyes’ 31-24 win against Wisconsin Saturday. This week, OSU (5-0, 1-0) is the team preparing to play two quarterbacks as the Buckeyes head to Evanston, Ill., to play Northwestern (4-0) in the Buckeyes’ second road game of the season.Unlike OSU, who played Guiton because of the injury to Miller, Northwestern has used both of its top quarterbacks, senior Kain Colter and redshirt-junior Trevor Siemian, in each of their four games this season.Colter, the starter, is a dual-threat quarterback who has more rushing attempts (39) than passing attempts (35) so far in 2013. He has completed 27 of his 35 passing attempts for 264 yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions, and has rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns.Siemian’s profile is closer to that of a traditional pocket passer. He has completed 47 of 70 passes for 671 yards and four touchdowns this season, with two interceptions, while he has only rushed the ball 10 times for 35 yards.Preparing for two quarterbacks is not going to affect OSU’s game plan, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday.“(Colter) is a very good thrower as well and the thrower (Siemian) … he’s an athletic guy that can get out of trouble and also run their base plays,” Meyer said. “One’s a little more run-heavy, and you have to be aware of that, and the other one’s more pass-heavy, but it’s not drastically different as far as their (abilities).”Nothwestern’s senior running back Venric Mark, who ran for 1,366 yards and 12 touchdowns on 226 carries in his junior season, is expected to be back for Saturday’s game after sitting out since the opener against California with a foot injury.Meyer said he is most concerned with how Mark could impact the game on special teams.“He’s one of the best punt returners, kick returners in America,” Meyer said.Redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett said Wednesday stopping the Wildcats offense on third down will be key to OSU’s success Saturday.“I think we get good pressure, guys up front do a great job getting pressure, forcing the ball out quick and we’re able to make a few plays,” Barnett said of OSU’s success at defending third-down conversion attempts.Colter said OSU’s defense has “athletes all over the board” who are well-coached, but said Northwestern has the athletes to match up successfully.“They’re a great team and a great defense, but I feel like we’re a great team and a great offense,” Colter said Monday. “It’s going to be a good challenge and something that I’m looking forward to.”On the other side of the equation, Northwestern will host an OSU offense that ranks sixth in the FBS with 48.2 points per game.“There’s an all-Big Ten player at every position on their offense,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said Tuesday.That offense includes the 2012 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in Miller, who accounted for 281 total yards against Wisconsin in his first game back from injury.“He’s just a dynamic athlete and he can score from anywhere on the field,” said Northwestern redshirt-senior defensive end Tyler Scott. “We just got to be really gap-disciplined … how we’re going to get him down is if we have everybody flying to the ball and really getting after him.”Northwestern’s defense ranks 88th nationally with 426.5 yards allowed per game, but redshirt-junior safety Ibraheim Campbell thinks his defense will match up “just fine.”“They’ve got athletes all over the field, but that’s something you see all throughout the Big Ten,” Campbell said. “It’s just another obstacle that we’re going to have to overcome.”Making big plays on defense and preventing big plays by OSU’s offense will be key to overcoming that obstacle, Campbell said.“Ohio State thrives on the big play,” Campbell said. “That’s something that we just need to take away from them and turn those into big plays for the defense that will bolster the offense.”No. 16 Northwestern won its first four games by an average of 17 points, and it not only has home-field advantage Saturday, but also the advantage of coming off a bye week.“That’s usually when, it’s a little bit like a bowl game, you see something new,” Meyer said of facing an opponent coming off a bye week.Campbell, however, said the bye week advantage has less to do with extra preparation time and more to do with extra rest for injured players, such as Mark, to get healthy.“We’re going to be prepared either way, whether we have a week to prepare or we have two weeks,” Campbell said. “It was more beneficial for the fact that we got to rest a little, get off the feet and just come back fresher in preparation for this week.”As for the home-field advantage, Fitzgerald said he expects a “very solid home-field advantage,” but acknowledged that OSU fans travel well.“You’ve always got to tip your hat to the Buckeyes fans,” Fitzgerald said. “They’ve been some of the best in the country.”Saturday’s game is coming with no shortage of national attention — ESPN’s College GameDay will be present in Evanston, and the game will be nationally televised on ABC with an 8 p.m. kickoff. Even so, Campbell said the Wildcats are not feeling additional pressure as a result of the national spotlight.“The fact is the big game is something that’s created by the media and people outside the program,” Campbell said. “It’s just another game for us, and we got to come out and do what we do because we can’t control the hype or whatever else goes into it.”Colter, however, said this game has been circled on his calendar all year.“You dream about this when you’re young, playing big-time games like this but at the same time, we don’t want to over-hype it,” Colter said. “We don’t need to play out of this world. I feel like we just need to play our game in each phase of the game to be able to win.”
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Courier organisation Hermes may be the subject of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) following allegations around its employment practices, including pay for couriers.Margot James, parliamentary under secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has invited HMRC to consider investigating working practices at Hermes.The invitation comes in response to a letter sent by MP Frank Field in July 2016 to Prime Minister Teresa May, which outlined complaints made to him by couriers at Hermes.In a report published today (12 September 2016), Wild west workplace: self-employment in Britain’s ‘gig economy’, Field and co-author Andrew Forsey detail testimonies from 78 current and former Hermes workers.The report states that some couriers, who are classified as self-employed, are paid an hourly rate below the national living wage of £7.20 an hour for those over the age of 25. It found that some drivers were paid the equivalent of £6.80 an hour.Under their self-employed classification, it is not mandatory for the couriers to be paid the national living wage. They are also not entitled to certain employment rights, such as paid annual leave.Hermes, who has 10,500 couriers, states that it has voluntarily set its minimum pay standard at £7.50 an hour, above the national living wage rate, and that the average courier pay rate is £9.80 after expenses.The report recommends that organisations operating in the gig economy guarantee minimum daily and weekly rates of pay to couriers, as well as clarify the length of the standard working day and adjust earnings calculations to to take into account the time it takes for couriers to prepare and execute their daily rounds. The report also recommends that couriers should be provided with a genuine opportunity to negotiate their workload and rates of pay.Hermes has introduced a complaints process and will roll out a code of conduct in September 2016. At the end of the month, it will also establish an external ombudsman service to make independent decisions on matters referred to it.A Hermes spokesperson said: “We are unable to comment on the allegations In Mr Field’s report without knowing more detail. However there are around 10,500 couriers providing services to Hermes and yet only 78 current and past couriers, less than 1%, have commented in this report. Over a third of our couriers have been with us for more than five years and two thirds for more than two years. That said we would invite each of the couriers in the report to come forward to discuss any issues they have with us and we will commit to investigating them fully.“We do not believe that this report reflects the way our organisation operates. While it is commonplace for those who are self-employed to have to find a substitute if they are unable to fulfil their work, we are committed to ensuring that everyone at Hermes operates in a supportive and compassionate manner. If we find these standards have not been met, we will take appropriate action.Field said: “This is the first practical move the Prime Minister has made to begin implementing the promise she made on entering Downing Street that there will be no one left behind in this country. Woe betide those employers who think they can beat government moves to guarantee a decent minimum for everyone.”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, May 7, 2019:#1) Wilmington Spring Band FestivalThe concert, which requires a ticket, will be held in the WHS Gym at 7pm. The concert will be streamed live on WCTV HERE.#2) Wilmington Board Of Health MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Planning Board Meeting The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Cookin’ The Books At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Cookin’ The Books meeting at noon. If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you. Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online); register and select your recipe on the events calendar at wilmlibrary.org. Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes! Featured Cookbook: Cravings. Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen. Register HERE.#5) Teen World Languages Film Night At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Teen World Languages Film Night at 6:30pm. Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006. Spanish with English subtitles. When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine. Grades 9-12. Register HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
Kareena Kapoor KhanInstagramKareena Kapoor Khan is one of the most stylish Bollywood divas, but apparently the actress made a slight fashion blunder this time.Bebo sported a gorgeous yellow thigh-high slit gown that has a gold metal belt around her waist, While Kareena looked drop-dead gorgeous in the dress and the unusual hairdo, it is the belt that appeared little ood.Apparently, the belt is supposed to stay firm with the dress, but it appears to be popping out in an odd manner in case of Kareena. Although it is a minor styling glitch, some on social media were fast to spot the error.One Instagram page shared Kareena’s picture and a model wearing the same dress that makes the small glitch apparent. “The belt is worn completely wrong. I didn’t like this look before and now as I see the model wearing it right, I understand why I could not like it,” one user commented on the image.Meanwhile, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actress is all set to appear as judge of dance reality show Dance India Dance – Battle of the Champions. The episode will witness Kareena making a grand entry. Also, she has reportedly been given a hefty sum for the purpose.