“The tests show the presence of stones in the left ureter and their removal is scheduled during the current hospital stay, but still without a defined date,” the hospital said in a statement.“The patient is in a stable condition and good general state from a clinical point of view.”Pele, who is widely considered to be the greatest footballer in history, was discharged late Monday from the private American hospital in the Paris suburbs where he had been taken after falling ill following an appearance at a promotional event with France striker Kylian Mbappe.In a statement on Monday on the Globoesporte.com site, Pele said he had required “medical assistance and surgery” for a “severe urinary infection.”Pele, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and perhaps most memorably in Mexico in 1970 when his swashbuckling team re-defined modern football, has had several health scares in recent years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pele will undergo urinary tract surgey in Brazil after picking up an infection during his recent trip to Paris © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDASao Paulo, Brazil, Apr 10 – Pele will have an operation to remove a ‘ureteral stone,’ his doctors said Wednesday, a day after the football great returned to Brazil following treatment in a Paris hospital for an infection.The 78-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo for more tests after arriving in Brazil early Tuesday.
Hollywood writers and actors are calling for a code of conduct to govern the growing trend of hidden advertising in TV shows and films and say they will appeal to federal regulators if studios do not respond to their concerns. The unions also say they want their share of the billions of dollars in advertising revenue generated by stories they write and act in. Advertising has been creeping into programming for years. The blurring between ads and entertainment can include simple product placement, such as a Coca-Cola cup prominently displayed on “American Idol.” But increasingly, the products are becoming integrated into the story lines. The character of Gabrielle on “Desperate Housewives,” for instance, was seen last season as an auto show model, touting the benefits of a new model from Buick. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Some reality shows, such as “The Apprentice,” base entire episodes around contestants working with sponsors. The show, featuring Donald Trump, has included tasks involving Burger King, Dairy Queen and the DVD release of the latest “Star Wars” film. Representatives from the Writers Guild of America were scheduled to release a study on the practice Monday, decrying the practice. “We are being told to write the lines that sell this merchandise and to deftly disguise the sale as a story,” the study states. The WGA is calling for a code of conduct that would mandate full disclosure of all product integration deals at the beginning of a program so viewers would know they will be “subject to hidden or stealth advertising,” according to a news release to be issued Monday. The code would also require the issue to be discussed in bargaining with the studios to give actors, writers and directors a voice in how products are woven into the plot. “Just as there is an established right to truth-in-advertising, there should be a similar right to truth-in-programming where advertising is concerned,” SAG President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement. The effort is part of a larger push by the WGA to unionize writers, producers and editors who work on reality TV shows. The guild has said that many of the “unscripted” shows are actually carefully crafted by editors who often write specific dialogue or piece together bits of video to tell a story. A representative of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents film and TV studios, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Sunday. Nick Counter, the AMPTP’s president, has called the WGA’s aggressive stance on the issue “an unfortunate tactic,” in the past. Counter has pointed to the WGA’s last contract with the studios, which called for discussions on reality shows on a case by case basis. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry was all alone for what seemed like forever. He was in the corner in front of the Miami bench early in the fourth quarter, no Heat defenders within 10 feet of him, and made as open a 3-pointer as one can find in an NBA game.They all weren’t that easy for Toronto.But the Raptors made a lot of them look that way.Lowry scored 24 points, and the Raptors tied a franchise record by making 21 3-pointers while rolling past the Heat 125-104 on Sunday. Half of Lowry’s 10 assists set up 3s for the Raptors — who became the 19th team this season to set or tie a franchise mark for 3s in a game.“Good weather. The body was warm. It definitely helps,” Lowry said. “But we just came out with a composed mentality. We knew who were going up against and those guys are hard to play.”The 3-pointer was the difference. Toronto made 42 field goals, exactly the same as Miami. The Raptors had seven more turnovers. The Heat had five more bench points.These are not the makings of a 21-point win.The 63-24 edge in scoring from beyond the arc, that was too much for Miami to overcome.“You could tell they prepared for us,” Miami’s Dwyane Wade said. “They prepared for our zone. They did things that teams normally don’t do in the zone and they made shots out of it. So kudos to them for coming in with a great game plan and executing it.”Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Danny Green scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers. Norman Powell also scored 15, and OG Anunoby and Jeremy Lin each scored 11 for the Raptors, whose only other game with 21 3s came against Philadelphia in 2005. The Raptors were 21 of 40 from deep, and 21 of 34 from inside the arc — shooting 57 percent.Bam Adebayo scored 19 for the Heat, who had won four in a row. Wade and Dion Waiters each scored 15, and Rodney McGruder added 13.Until two weeks ago, the Heat had allowed an opponent to make 19 3s in a game only once in their history. It’s happened three times in their last six games, and the 21 by the Raptors was a Heat opponent record.“This is the prototypical, modern, progressive NBA — 3s versus 2s,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose team remained eighth in the East when Orlando lost later to Memphis.Kawhi Leonard missed the game — “load management” the cited reason — and hasn’t appeared in more than two consecutive Raptors games since playing in five straight from Jan. 25 through Feb. 5.It hasn’t hurt Toronto: The Raptors are now 14-5 when Leonard doesn’t play, and he’ll sit a few more before the playoffs.“We’ve kind of looked at it all the way through now, and I think there’s maybe a few games yet that he’s going to probably stay out,” coach Nick Nurse said. “We’re just super happy with where we are with it. We kind of feel like we’re ahead of the game.”The Raptors set the tone early, going 7 for 10 from 3-point range in the opening quarter.They cooled off, albeit only slightly.By halftime Toronto was up to 12 makes from beyond the arc, helping send the Raptors into the locker room with a 68-54 lead. They had a 14-0 run late in the second quarter, and then the 3s just kept coming.“The shooting gods were with us today,” Nurse said. “No doubt about that.”By: Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Related Items:five cays, Pdm, premier rufus ewing, sean astwood TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2014 – The Premier is not being proactive enough about the so called, ‘sluggish processing’of the Crown Land Unit application of the resort development project touted for Five Cays. It was during the PDM Party’s mid-term report card press Conference, that shadow minister for business in the Opposition Party and Member for Five Cays, Hon Sean Astwood explained the problems and the TC Weekly news quotes him saying: “I do know that government departments that have responsibility of facilitating this development need to get their act together.” As for what the Member feels is at stake here, everything. “I am afraid that if that doesn’t happen soon the developers might look somewhere else to do their project.” Cabinet has already approved and bragged about the development; five months later the eco-adventure, low density, spa resort project remains in limbo because of bureaucracy. Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Highlighting that LIC’s core focus would be infrastructure investment, the life insurer has decided to be a partner in India’s first sovereign wealth fund earmarked for infrastructure sector, reported Press Trust of India. The Rs. 40,000-crore National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) will be owned by the government and other partners in a 49:51 ratio.”LIC has enough funds to invest in NIIF. LIC’s core focus is infrastructure investment. There is no problem in investment quantum,” said S.K. Roy, chairman of the state-owned insurance company.NIIF has already signed MoUs with global sovereign wealth funds like Russia’s Rusnano, Abu Dhabi Infrastructure Authority (ADIA) and Qatar sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). All the MoUs are analysing investment opportunities in Indian infrastructure sector. The Fund is also in look out for a chief executive officer, reported PTI.Last week the NIIF Governing Council, headed by Union finance minister, met and approved some alteration in its investment model, reported the Indian Express. The council proposed that the government should open investments in individual projects, given the growing interest by potential investors.It highlighted that global sovereign wealth funds are primarily long-term funds that would require the government to be a partner and facilitator.
We were supposed to go into a deep depression following the shock Brexit vote, werent we? And the UK economy was forecast to go into a tailspin as we all stopped spending? That was the conventional wisdom, at least.So what happened? Why are we not all hoarding tins of baked beans and hunkering down for the post-vote apocalypse? Instead, it would seem that we continue to spend money with abandon, judging by Julys retail sales numbers, which showed the strongest growth since end-2014 (Chart 1).Surprising economic news doesnt end thereIf this were the only statistic showing surprising resilience in the UK economy, then we could perhaps dismiss it as a rogue statistic, a bizarre anomaly that would soon be corrected in subsequent months.But no: there are other signs that economic activity post-EU referendum remains solid. The number of people claiming unemployment benefit also surprisingly fell in July, by more than 8,000 claimants, after 4 months of rising claim counts (Chart 2).Remember too that Mark Carney, the Bank of Englands governor, did his bit this month to support the local economy in cutting the Bank of Englands base rate by 0.25%. This should cut the average lifetime tracker mortgage rate in the UK to around 2.3% going forwards. Note too how fixed rates have also continued to fall, with the average 3-year fixed mortgage rate for a 75% loan-to-value mortgage falling to just 2.1% as of July (Chart 3).Four domestic UK stocks for value-hungry investorsWith all the post-vote pessimism hurting a whole range of companies in the domestically-sensitive Retail, Housebuilding and Leisure sectors, there is still value to be had even after the recent stock market rally back.Here are four companies that I think can rebound further should the UK economy hold up in the months ahead.Retail: Debenhams and DFS FurnitureThe unseasonably hot month of July has boosted clothing demand, and as we approach autumn we will likely be back in stores buying warmer clothing and boots in the months ahead.The department store group Debenhams (code: DEB) has good potential to benefit from these clothing trends, and represents good value at the moment. One should not forget its strong online presence (debenhams.com), so it should also be helped by the stronger growth of online retail in clothing and footwear (think of the strong growth from Asos and BooHoo).What particularly appeals to me about Debenhams is the attractive income potential: it pays out a 5.9% dividend yield annually, which is a very nice earner in todays near zero-rate environment.DFS Furniture (code DFS): DFS was particularly optimistic in its August 11 trading update: sales in the second half of its financial year grew 7% over the previous year, and they expect a record performance for the full year. Little impact from the Brexit vote expected, then…If we are all going to stay more at home given the unfavourable tourist exchange rates post-vote, then we may engage in more nesting behaviour, helping sales of sofas and other furniture.Leisure: Restaurant GroupRestaurant Group (code: RTN) has suffered since the beginning of this year as trading at their restaurant chains Frankie and Bennys, Chiquito and Coast to Coast weakened, driving shares from nearly 700p to just 422p today.This month, the company ousted the former CEO on the back of this poor trading performance and has installed a new chief executive, who is leading a review of the companys whole growth strategy. Should UK consumers decide to spend more at home rather than go abroad, then Restaurant Group could see a further rebound in its fortunes.Housebuilders: Taylor WimpeyHousebuilders have been firmly out of favour since June 23s plebiscite, with todays share prices around 20% lower than back then.Taylor Wimpey (code: TW) is well-positioned to take advantage of any resilience in new home sales thanks to lower mortgage rates on the back of the Bank of Englands rate cut.Results this year should be strong given the house price rises seen so far this year and the strong volumes of new homes sold, while investors are handsomely rewarded with an 8% annual income yield from Taylor Wimpeys dividend payouts.
It’s time for the bibliophiles to rejoice as the Bengali Book Fair is back again. Organised by the Bengal association, the six day festival will mark its beginning from March 14 with an aim to preserve and expand the rich cultural heritage of Bengal at the Kali Bari premises in the national Capital. Started in 1998, at Sapru House, the Bengali Book Fair, popularly known as “Boi Mela” has grown to become the third largest Bengali Book Fair in India with publishers and book sellers from West Bengal, NorthEast India, Delhi and even from Bangladesh participating in the fair. This year, in the the 16th edition of the book fair there will be more than 60 stalls to accommodate publishers like Ananda, Deys, Rupa, Oxford, Niyogi, Abhijan, Lalmati, Sristisukh, Gangchil, Deb Sahitya Kutir and many more. With the book fair in mind, Bengalis from in and around Delhi are planning to huddle up to take home some new books. “I hope to get my hands on some rare Bengali classics. I am very excited for it,” said Tirtho Bose, a senior IT professional living in CR Park. The Book Fair is topped with literary festival in the afternoon and cultural programmes depicting grandeur and depth of Bengali culture and art in the evening. Renowned literary personalities like Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Nabanita Deb Sen, Painter Jogen Choudhury has honed the responsibilities of the Chief guest during various edition of the fair. This year eminent literary person Swapnamoy Chakraborty, Anita Agnihotri and Senior Government Officers like Dr Nandita Chatterjee, Atanu Chakraborty, Anuradha Mitra, Ranjan Mukherjee and other dignitaries will be present during the inauguration. “I am very fond of Bengali novels but in Delhi, they are not easily available. It’s going to be a nice week after Holi and I am hoping to get some good books,” said Shayan Das, a Delhi-based engineering student. During the six days of the festival, literary figures like Kinnar Ray, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharya, Mandakranta Sen, Sadique Hossain, Shirsho Bondopadhyay, Binod Ghoshal, Subhro Bondopadhyay, Sridarshini Chakraborty will participate in various literary discussions. Famous actor Sabyasachi Chakroborty, business icon Satyam Ray choudhury and Ayan Dey will also remain present on various days. The conclusive day will see the presence of Sarod Maestro Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan. During the evening, cultural programmes will see artists from Delhi and Jaipur performing along with famous names like Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Ratna Mitra, Shraboni Sen, Suvomita and Lopamudra Mitra. Apart from these, there will be various contests for children like sit n’ draw, recitation, singing and quiz. There will be a lucky draw every day and the winners will be awarded with discount coupons for books.Established in 1958 with an aim to preserve and expand the rich heritage of Bengal through various cultural and social organizations in New Delhi, Bengal Association is a federative body of Bengali cultural associations, Bengali-medium schools and drama organizations spread across the national Capital. Besides cultural events throughout the year, Bengal Association organises Cine Festival, health camps and provide legal aid to needy persons. One of its noble projects includes helping the needy artists by providing them health insurances.
Kolkata: To Curb the growing number of drug abuse cases in Kolkata, the city police has chalked out a plan to raise awareness among people in the run-up to June 26, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.This year, the theme is #unitedagainstdrugs. The Kolkata Police has planned to reach out to maximum people through a competition. “Take a picture while performing any activity such as dancing, reading, running, sleeping, singing, playing, studying, writing or laughing. Put it up on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook with caption — “SAY YES TO (the activity that is seen in the picture eg. reading, running etc); SAY NO TO DRUGS”. Hashtag it with #kolkatapolice #unitedagainstdrugs in Instagram/Twitter/Facebook”, said a senior police officer. The three most innovative pictures will be felicitated by the Kolkata Police.(With inputs from Indian Express)