US Election 2020: Moment BBC projects Biden victory

first_img– Advertisement – The BBC projects that Joe Biden has won the race to become US president, defeating Donald Trump following a cliff-hanger vote count after Tuesday’s election.This was the moment it was announced on TV.- Advertisement – Read more: Biden wins – BBC projects White House victory – Advertisement –last_img

Tata Sky Continues to Lead DTH Market in India, Ties Up With SonyLIV for Tata Sky Binge Service

first_imgDTH operatorShare in QE Sept’2019Share in QE Dec’2019Share in QE Mar’2020Share in QE Jun’2020 Tata Sky31.61 percent31.80 percent32.33 percent32.09 percent Airtel23.39 percent23.31 percent23.65 percent23.83 percent Sun Direct13.78 percent14.35 percent14.53 percent15.41 percent Tata Sky Binge includes OTT platforms including Disney+ Hotstar Premium, Zee5, Sun Nxt, Hungama Play, Eros Now, ShemarooMe, Voot Select, and Voot Kids. It also provides three months of Amazon Prime Video subscription.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. At the end of June, the TRAI data shared by Tata Sky shows that Dish TV and D2h had a market share of 28.67 percent, Airtel had 23.83 percent, and Sun Direct had 15.41 percent. Tata Sky reported that during the last four quarters, it added about 7.5 lakh subscribers. However, if we look at its quarter-over-quarter performance based on the given TRAI data, the operator lost 0.24 percent share since the previous quarter ending on March 31.“We remain the No. 1 DTH and No. 1 Pay TV platform having increased the lead over our nearest competitor. It is heartening to see the overall DTH sector maintain its resilience even in this quarter,” a Tata Sky spokesperson said.Following Tata Sky at the top, Dish TV and D2h jointly came in second, while Airtel stood at third and Sun Direct at fourth position, as per the TRAI data.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Aside from announcing its growth in terms of market share, Tata Sky has also partnered with SonyLIV to bring over 1,000 hours of content to the Tata Sky Binge service that is accessible through the Amazon Fire TV Stick – Tata Sky Edition and Tata Sky Binge+ Android-powered set-top box.- Advertisement – Dish TV and D2h31.23 percent30.55 percent29.49 percent28.67 percent Tata Sky has continued to maintain its leadership in the market for four quarters in a row, the DTH operator announced. Citing the data provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Tata Sky reported that it captured a market share of 32.09 percent in the quarter ending on June 30. The operator has also partnered with over-the-top (OTT) platform SonyLIV to offer on-demand shows, movies, and sports content to Tata Sky Binge customers. Tata Sky Binge already offers content from nine OTT platforms, including Disney+ Hotstar, Eros Now, Hungama Play, and Zee5, among others.The data provided in the latest Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators report by TRAI, shared by Tata Sky in a press release, shows that the operator’s market share grew by nearly 0.5 percent in the April-June quarter 2020 from the 31.61 percent reported in the July-September quarter last year.- Advertisement –last_img read more

More than 100,000 citizens return to Indonesia, 591 test positive for COVID-19

first_imgRead also: COVID-19: #IndonesiaTerserah trends as frustration mounts over physical distancing violations, govt policiesHe said a total of 1,124 migrant workers had entered the province after arriving at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten, while 21 others had arrived at Tanjung Emas port in Semarang.“Also, on Friday, 69 people that were repatriated from Dili, Timor Leste, landed in Juanda Airport [in Surabaya, East Java]. They have undergone rapid testing, and we have prepared three buses to take them to Central Java,” Ganjar said on Monday.Ganjar said he had received information that 747 Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia planned to return to Central Java via Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang from Monday to Saturday.“The implementation might be different. The data was sent to us so that we could be better prepared,” he said, adding that, on Monday, only 57 of the expected 158 migrant workers had arrived.The arriving citizens would be quarantined at the Central Java Human Resources Development Agency (BPSDM) building in Srondol for two to three days while waiting to be transported their respective towns, Ganjar added.He said the returnees would be regularly examined, would undergo rapid testing and would observe health protocols at the BPSDM building. Those who tested positive in rapid tests had been separated from those who tested negative.“We have prepared enough space. We hope everyone is healthy,” said Ganjar, adding that strict health protocols would also be applied to those arriving by sea.Ganjar called on regency and city administrations in the province to prepare to support all migrant workers undergoing the required 14-day quarantine. (syk/asp)Topics : A total of 132,978 Indonesian citizens abroad — consisting of crew members, migrant workers and students — had arrived in the country as of Monday, the national COVID-19 task force has said. Of those, 591 had tested positive for COVID-19.Of the returnees, 4,343 arrived in Jakarta, 1,493 of whom have been repatriated to their respective regions, while 2,850 others were undergoing testing in the capital, task force chief Doni Monardo said.“Of the total number, 279 have tested positive for COVID-19 through swab tests and are now receiving treatment at the Wisma Atlet [COVID-19 hospital in Central Jakarta],” Doni said in a video conference on Monday, as quoted by The number also included 203 Indonesians who arrived in Jakarta on Friday from Barbados, 131 of whom had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to their departure to Jakarta.Authorities in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport directed the charter flight that was carrying the returnees to land on a designated portion of the runway and took the repatriated citizens for a second round of rapid testing at the airport, reported.Doni said 15,300 other Indonesians had arrived in Bali, 312 of whom had tested positive for COVID-19. “They are currently being treated at 13 referral hospitals in Denpasar and its surrounding areas,” Doni added.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said that more than 1,000 Indonesian migrant workers had returned home to Central Java after their work contracts expired or they were granted long-term leave.last_img read more

Map: 400+ PA Locations Allowed to Sell Wine or Six-Packs To Go

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Free The Six-Pack,  Liquor Reform,  The Blog Less than one year since Governor Wolf and the legislature passed major liquor reform measures, more than 400 locations throughout Pennsylvania now may sell wine and six-packs of beer.Since taking office, Governor Wolf has signed legislation to allow six-packs to be sold in gas stations, and beer distributors; expand Fine Wine & Good Spirits store hours; make wine and beer available by mail; and allow wine and beer to be available at more locations – like grocery stores.The Wolf Administration’s goal has always been to improve the customer experience, make pricing more competitive, make the purchase of products more convenient, and bring more revenue into the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has approved 430 locations that may sell up to three liters of wine and two six-packs of beer to go, per transaction. Check out the map below to find a location you may soon be able to buy wine by the bottle and a six-pack of beer.(If you are having trouble viewing the map, open the blog in a private or incognito browsing window.) May 11, 2017 By: Darwin Paz, Digital Assistant Map: 400+ PA Locations Allowed to Sell Wine or Six-Packs To Golast_img read more

Fewer auctions but clearance rate rallies in Brisbane

first_img 34 Crescent Rd, Hamilton — $1.7 million MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The 3.44 hectare property at 300 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield. The four-bedroom house on 450sq m at 158 Arthur Tce, Red Hill. 169 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill — $700,000 300 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield — $985,000 7 Ayesha Place, Calamvale — $625,000 The six bedroom house on 417sq m at 169 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill. Place Graceville agent Karen Simons, who grew up on Borden St at Sherwood, had five local registered bidders for the three-bedroom house at No. 71 on a 637sq m block.With first-time bidders and a buyer’s agent among the mix, auctioneer Mark Frater broke into a two-minute pause on behalf of the vendor to start the bidding at $600,000.Nine minutes and 29 bids later, the property was sold under the hammer for $748,000, more than $20,000 above the reserve price. 21 Grove St, Red Hill — $1.625 million 35 Doorey St, Keperra — $608,000 The three-bedroom house on 764sq m at 35 Doorey St, Keperra. 158 Arthur Tce, Red Hill — $815,000 The house is currently being rented for $420 a week but the owners plan to build a new house on the block.“Location, location, location, that’s what they say isn’t it,” Alexandre Diss said.“We’ve looked at 50, maybe 80 properties. “We went a little over budget but we had a contingency of three to five per cent on pricing, but we know it’s a good price.“And for me, it doesn’t matter if it’s before or after an election, the land is the land and the price was right.”All properties that went to auction on Saturday had campaigns interrupted by school holidays, Easter, the Labour Day long weekend and an upcoming Federal election, all of which have had little impact on buyer enthusiasm, estate agents said.Ray White Paddington’s Judi O’Dea had registered bidders from Dubai, Melbourne and Brisbane for the auction of 21 Grove St at Red Hill which sold under the hammer for $1.625 million.“There’s been no let-up of interest but there’s not much on the market,” Ms O’Dea said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoShe called on potential sellers to consider putting homes on the market before the end of the financial year to capitalise on the number of finance-approved active buyers. Ms Simons agreed: “The owners (at 71 Borden St) were understandably concerned but when you have an area that’s sort after, it transcends the highs and lows of the market,” she said.OTHER PROPERTIES THAT SOLD AT AUCTION ON SATURDAY MORNING: This is where the owner, who lives in Toowoomba, was standing while the auction took place on the lawn outside.“I hated Ben in the beginning,” said the young builder whose every increase was countered by Ben Anderssen, the buyer’s agent working on behalf of a family of five from Corinda.“You guys did the right thing,” Mr Anderssen said when the two parties caught up after the auction.“You’ve just got to keep going straight over the top.”In the end it was the Diss family of Corinda, represented by Mr Anderssen, who came in on top, after a 12-month search for the right block to build their dream home. The 534sq m block of land at 34 Crescent Rd, Hamilton. The five-bedroom house on 716sq m at 21 Grove St, Red Hill. Thirty people came to see 71 Borden St, Sherwood sell under the hammer at auction on Saturday.TWO minutes of silence preceded a tenacious bidding war at 71 Borden St, Sherwood as part of a stimulating auction morning around Brisbane on Saturday.Despite only 38 properties going to auction in the final weekend before the Federal election, the Saturday morning clearance rate was more than 40 per cent.Of the 18 properties on offer between 9am and 12pm on Saturday, 8 sold under the hammer for between $608,000 and $1.7 million. The five-bedroom house on 640sq m at 7 Ayesha Place, Calamvale.last_img read more

Anadarko inks Mozambique LNG supply HoA

first_imgAnadarko Petroleum Corporation signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Tokyo Gas and Centrica LNG Company for the long-term supply of LNG.The co-purchasing off-take agreement calls for the delivered ex-ship supply of 2.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from the start-up of production until the early 2040s.Mitch Ingram, Anadarko executive vice president, international, deepwater & exploration said, “at 2.6 MTPA, this HOA represents a significant portion of the marketing off-take target we have set for FID, and it further reinforces our previous updates on the project, which have stated our focus now is on converting these non-binding commitments into fully-termed sale and purchase agreements.”The Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with a total nameplate capacity of 12.88 mtpa to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1.Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, a unit of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5-percent working interest. Co-venturers include ENH (15 percent), Mitsui E&P (20 percent), ONGC Videsh (10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique (10 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique (10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique (8.5 percent).last_img read more

Sala: Cardiff set to appeal FIFA’s ruling

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Blatter faces probe in Switzerland Cardiff City have confirmed they will appeal against Fifa‘s ruling that the club must pay a £5.3 million instalment to Nantes for the transfer of Emiliano Sala.The Welsh claimed said it was “extremely disappointed” with the verdict of Fifa’s Players’ Status Committee, which on Tuesday ordered the club to pay the first instalment of the £15 million fee for the late striker.The Welsh side will now challenge the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.In a statement, Cardiff said: “Following Fifa’s update on their announcement regarding the transfer of Emiliano Sala, Cardiff City Football Club will be launching an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“Cardiff City FC is extremely disappointed at the decision of the Players’ Status Committee to award against the club. It would appear the committee has reached its conclusion on a narrow aspect of the overall dispute, without considering the full documentation presented by Cardiff City FC to Fifa.“Nevertheless, there remains clear evidence that the transfer agreement was never completed in accordance with multiple contractual requirements which were requested by Nantes, thereby rendering in null and void.“We shall be appealing to CAS in order to seek a decision which considers all of the relevant contractual information and provides clarity on the full legal situation between our two clubs.“This is a complex matter, which includes ongoing civil and criminal considerations both in the UK and abroad, which will likely have an impact on the validity of the transfer. It is therefore vital that a comprehensive judgement is reached following a full assessment and review of the facts.” Tags: Cardiff City FCFIFAlast_img read more

Congerton takes up Sunderland role

first_img Congerton’s appointment confirms owner Ellis Short’s continued belief in the system which De Fanti was recruited to oversee. The 40-year-old Welshman said: “I’m delighted to join Sunderland AFC and would like to thank the Board and owner for this great opportunity. “Working alongside Gus and his team was one of the influential factors in me joining the club and something that I am very much looking forward to.” After his playing career was ended prematurely by injury, Congerton served as Academy Director at Wrexham before joining Liverpool in 2002. But it was at Chelsea that he made his big breakthrough, rising to the rank of chief scout during a six-year spell before following Frank Arnesen to the Bundesliga after the latter was appointed as Hamburg’s sporting director. Poyet said: “I would like to welcome Lee to the club. Recruitment is one of the most important areas in football nowadays, so I’m looking forward to working alongside Lee for the best of the club.” Sunderland will hope Congerton’s expertise in recruitment will help them to bring greater order to their transfer dealings after a chaotic summer under De Fanti last year when then manager Paolo Di Canio saw no fewer than 14 new faces arrive, some of whom have since made little or no impact. Poyet and chief executive Margaret Byrne conducted the club’s business in January as Liam Bridcutt, Oscar Ustari, Marcos Alonso, Santiago Vergini and Ignacio Scocco were drafted in, but the newcomer will now take over many of those duties. Byrne said: “Lee is very highly regarded within football circles and we have been very impressed by him. “We feel he is the perfect fit for the club in terms of developing our player recruitment strategy and helping to take the club forward.” What Congerton is able to do this summer could depend largely upon where the club is playing its football next season with the spectre of relegation from the Barclays Premier League still looming large. Poyet remains confident his players can amass the necessary points to beat the drop, and he is equally comfortable with the prospect of working with Congerton. Asked about the prospect last Friday, he said: “It’s normal all over the world. Because you are not used to it, the words ‘technical director’, ‘sporting director’ mean ‘devil’, ‘terrible’. “It’s normal. The most important thing is the relationship between that person and the manager or the head coach. It needs to be spot-on, it needs to be clear, it needs to be honest, it needs to be in the same direction. “It needs to be special because if not, it’s not going to work. It’s about working together, understanding each other, knowing what is needed and doing your job. “Apart from that, again for me, it’s natural. I would take the situation, to work with someone in that role. It’s natural, I am not worried at all. “Now, if it’s going to work or not, I don’t know. I hope.” Sunderland have confirmed the appointment of Lee Congerton as the club’s sporting director. Congerton joins the club from German outfit Hamburg, where he was working as technical director, and effectively replaces former director of football Roberto De Fanti, who left the Stadium of Light in January. He will work alongside head coach Gus Poyet, overseeing player recruitment and the club’s domestic and international scouting operation. Press Associationlast_img read more

Firmino settling in at Liverpool

Liverpool’s Brazilian summer signing Roberto Firmino is confident he will quickly settle at Anfield. Press Association Firmino, who was not taken on the club’s pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East because of his involvement in the Copa America earlier this summer, said: “Without a doubt, German football, where I’ve played for nearly five years, is very similar – maybe just a little less tough than English football. I’m confident I’ll be just fine here.” Firmino will link up with another member of the Brazil squad at Liverpool in Philippe Coutinho, and he says he spoke to his compatriot for advice before making the move. “He was very helpful although it was ultimately my decision,” Firmino told the club’s website, “I wanted to know more about how it works here and he had some very good things to tell me. “He’s a great character and I hope we can nurture our friendship at Liverpool.” Firmino is excited by the challenge ahead at Liverpool and believes he is joining a high-quality squad. He said: “It’s a unique opportunity. I could say Liverpool is the first big club I will play for. It’s a massive chance for me to show what I can do. “Although it’s a young team, there’s a lot of experience and quality in it. Each and every one of the players must do their best to have the chance to play and win games as a consequence.” The 23-year-old forward is one of seven new faces at the club after signing from Hoffenheim in a £29million deal last month. Firmino has now started training at the club’s Melwood base and believes he will soon adapt to the demands of the English game. read more

Guus Hiddink wants to see all his players take leading roles with Chelsea

first_img The ailing Barclays Premier League champions have turned to the Dutchman for a second time after naming him interim manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month. Six years ago he helped steady Chelsea in the wake of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s departure and of that squad, only John Terry and John Obi Mikel remain. Among the reasons cited for Chelsea’s difficulties this season is the drop in form of Eden Hazard, the team’s playmaker-in-chief who will start Sunday’s clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Hiddink has not spoken at length with Hazard in an attempt to discover the source of his slump – but is confident he will soon begin firing once again. “First of all I think Eden is very versatile, he can play in various positions. On the wing he might give his best performances,” Hiddink said. “I haven’t experienced him as a coach in the past, but now I’ve had him just a few days because he was injured. He came back with a strong character and wanted to play. He is back in shape. “Normally, if a player has been injured he likes to take time to get into good physical and mental shape, but he was eager to play against Watford. “You could see when he was warming up, looking at me saying: ‘bring me on, bring me on’. That is an indication he can get back to the performance levels we are used to. “I’m not a psychologist who tells players to come in and lie on the couch and then I assess them you professionally. “I have short conversations in the dressing room or on the pitch. That’s when you smell how they feel and how eager they are. Eden smells well.” Guus Hiddink insists his Chelsea players must develop the on-field tactical leadership that was evident during his last spell at Stamford Bridge. Hiddink insists a manager has only limited influence from the bench and wants his players to take command when the whistle blows. “This team is a bit different to 2009. I’m not going to say worse or better, but different,” Hiddink said. “It was a bit easier last time because we weren’t down in the table and there were players with big international experience. “Look at the spine of that team – Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel, Alex. The centre was strong. It was a different team with different personalities. “What I’m asking now of players, is that they take the lead from central defence into midfield. “They must demand that of each other, not just in their commitment because they’re all committed – I’ve seen their intensity in training and in games – but also tactically because you can do a lot with two or three words to your companion in front of you. “People think we have a lot of power on the bench, but that’s not true. You can just prepare the team and make the substitutions. “I want the players to be in charge. To compare, there were a few more guys who took that tactical lead the last time I was here. Now I’m asking these guys to take the lead.” Press Associationlast_img read more