Queiroz says Iran is not favorite against China

Queiroz says Iran is not favorite against China

first_imgThe Iran coach Carlos Queiroz wants to take some pressure away from his footballers as they take China in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Iran and China will face off in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals on Thursday.And for the Persians’ head coach Carlos Queiroz, his team is not favorite in this fixture.“We are not favorites as I feel there are never favorites in a game like this,” he told Fox Sports Asia.“We are proud to be here for a game which is the most important game of our lives because it is the next game, and that is always the most crucial for both players and coaches.”“The game versus China is a new game, a new adventure, and one in which we can try to do our absolute best,” he explained.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“However, what is key is to remember all the lessons we have learned – both when we have won and when we have lost – and put them to good use,” said the Portuguese coach.”Even as a favorite, Iran has not had it easy.The team trashed Yemen 5-0, then defeated Vietnam 2-0 only to draw goalless against Iraq.On the Round of 16, they beat Oman 2-0.“This is just like a cup final as they are games which do not have a history, they do not have a past,” Queiroz highlighted.“You cannot lose a game because of history or statistics. This type of cup final match is very different to those we faced in the group stage and I believe the experience my players have will count for something in the game.”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Charlotte J Johnson Atamian 82

OBITUARY Charlotte J Johnson Atamian 82

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on September 7, 2018.Charlotte was the beloved wife of Harry N. Atamian, devoted mother of Gary Atamian & his wife Cathy of Derry, NH, Sharon Atamian of Salem, NH and Charles Atamian of Derry, NH, cherished daughter of the late Louis C. and Dorothy “Phyllis” (Casterton) Johnson, dear sister of William E. “Ted” Johnson & his wife Margaret of N. Kingstown, RI, loving aunt of Pamela M. Shea, Walter “Richard” Johnson and Deborah L. Miller.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, September 11th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, on Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m.Memorial donations in Charlotte’s name may be made to the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, MA 01864.Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Kelly A. (Hersom) Michaud, 53In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Maruti Suzuki likely to post upbeat July car sales says Nirmal Bang

first_imgVehicles moving at a junction in New Delhi on Jan 23, 2017.IANSAutomobile companies Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL), Hero Motocorp and Ashok Leyland are expected to report good growth in July volume sales while others are likely to witness a fall. The data will be interesting as it will be the first month after the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST).In June, domestic car sales dropped 11.2 percent despite companies luring buyers with discounts. Therefore, on a sequential basis, the July growth rate is likely to be high for some companies.Also read: Turning around Tata Motors domestic business need of the hour: N ChandrasekaranAn estimate by brokerage Nirmal Bang Institutional Equities (NBIE) on Monday said MSIL is likely to post double-digit growth (~14 percent) in domestic car sales on a year-on-year (YoY) basis while Mahindra and Tata Motors could report a fall in their passenger vehicle sales.  “We expect good growth in car and two-wheeler segments. July 2017 retail sales are expected to be weak because of strong sales witnessed in the previous month, but despite this we expect decent sales growth in case of two-wheelers and passenger vehicles as they face inventory build-up ahead of the festive season,” Gaurant Dadwal and Vivek Sarin, research analysts at NBIE said in a note.The biggest spike is expected in volume sales for MSIL on a sequential basis, though the YoY growth is likely to be modest, others could end up a fall. “In the car segment, we expect MSIL to report 14 percent YoY growth in sales, but witness a sharp MoM growth of 47 percent as the company went for plant shut down in June 2017. For Mahindra & Mahindra, we expect its automobile division’s sales to decline 4 percent YoY,” they wrote in their note.Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland are expected to post around 10 percent growth in their commercial vehicle (CV) sales while passenger vehicle volumes could witness a decline for Tata Motors.In the case of two-wheelers, Hero Motocorp and TVS Motor Company are likely to report around nine percent growth while Bajaj Auto could end up with a flattish trend, according to the analysts. Nirmal Bang Institutional EquitiesAt around 12.40 pm, shares of MSIL were trading 1.23 percent higher at Rs 7,715.80 apiece, Tata Motors was up 0.29 percent higher at Rs 447.60, Ashok Leyland was almost flat at Rs 109.40 and Hero Motocorp was up 0.23 percent higher at Rs 3,640.last_img read more

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10 Ctg school teachers get bail in defamation case

10 Ctg school teachers get bail in defamation case

first_imgA Chittagong court on Tuesday granted bail to 10 school teachers out of 13 accused in a sedition case filed with Banshkhali police station in this year, reports UNB.Chittagong district and session judge Helal Chowdhury passed the bail order, said lawyer Ibrahim Hossain Chowdhury Babul.The court also rejected the bail petitions of three other teachers in the case.According to the court sources, the accused compared the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the chairman of a local union parishad Liakat Ali, also a BNP leader, in the question paper of a class IX interim exam of those schools.The conscious people of the area noticed the matter first and protested it on social networking sites and local media before they informed the matter to upazila administration, sparking off a huge public criticism.Following this, sub-inspector M Nurul Anwar of Banshkhali police station filed a case against 13 teachers of different schools on 14 June.However, all of the accused granted an eight-week anticipatory bail from the High Court in the case.On 23 August, the 13 teachers of secondary schools in different upazilas of the district surrendered to a local court upon completion of the interim bail and filed bail petitions again.However, the court sent them to jail rejecting their bail petitions.last_img read more

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SoundCloud Slammed Over Premier Artist Contract

SoundCloud Slammed Over Premier Artist Contract

first_imgUPDATED: In the 11 years since it was founded as a platform for DJs to post their mixes, SoundCloud has become so popular that a genre of hip-hop was named after it. But the company struggled in its efforts to become a fully-licensed, above-ground platform, and nearly went out of business last year before reorganizing under new CEO Kerry Trainor. Since he took the helm, the company has worked to streamline its platform for artists via a partnership with rights-clearance organization Dubset and last week finally launching its long-in-the-works Premier program, which allows artists to upload and monetize their content without a record label or aggregator. (Spotify recently announced a similar program, currently in beta.)Its contract for Premier came under harsh scrutiny in an article The Verge posted Friday morning under the headline “SoundCloud’s New Artist Contract Is a Raw Deal for Musicians.” In it, the publication pointed out several restrictive elements in the contract around its payment dates and percentages, and particularly in that artists are asked to sign away their rights to sue SoundCloud. The contract, which is available to all eligible for Premier membership (although full details are apparently not available until a person actually signs up), was provided to The Verge by an artist named Sweeps. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 SoundCloud contested some of the claims, albeit in a broad sense, in a statement provided to Variety Friday afternoon. “The SoundCloud Premier monetization program operates on a fixed net revenue share of 55% and monthly royalty payments paid net 45 days to creators, which exceeds most other platforms,” it reads. “SoundCloud Premier is completely non-exclusive, the creator always retains all their content rights, and reserves the right to exit the agreement at any time. We are always looking for ways to simplify our agreements for the benefit of our creator community, and will take the opportunity here to avoid future confusion.”According to the Verge report, points in SoundCloud’s Premier agreement include:*The broad release of all claims against the company (called a “covenant not to sue”) and a mandatory arbitration clause. Artists who sign the agreement agree to never sue SoundCloud or assist in someone else’s lawsuit against SoundCloud, and to take any disputes to arbitration instead of court — including legal action over any past illegal use of the artist’s recordings by SoundCloud, and if the artist leaves the Premier program or SoundCloud. Tunecore and YouTube have similar terms, although The Verge reports that Spotify’s contract does not.*SoundCloud may make changes to its payment program — including changes in rates, fees and even closing it completely — at any time without advance notice, or any notice at all. “It is Your responsibility,” the agreement says, “to check these Terms and Conditions on the Platform from time to time for updates.”*The payment schedule is hazy: While the promotional wording says artists will be paid each month, the contract states that SoundCloud may elect to pay artists only when they reach $100 in revenue. The contract says that “SoundCloud will calculate Your Net Revenues on a monthly, quarterly or another accounting period basis SoundCloud elects to use.” This is a fairly common practice with record labels. *Similarly, there is a lack of clarity about how streams on different platforms are monetized, with a reference to revenues on a “tier by tier basis” that suggests streams by free users may pay less than ones from paying users.*The contract gives artists six months to audit or challenge statements after they are issued, less than the industry standard of two years.The covenant not to sue in particular was criticized by attorneys contacted by the publication. Jeff Becker, an entertainment and media attorney at Swanson, Martin & Bell, said, “This agreement will allow artists to monetize the exploitation of their music on SoundCloud only if the artist agrees to forego all existing claims he or she may have against the company,” adding that it is “unusual, at best, for a platform to open their terms and conditions with a provision that requires the artist to entirely release it of all prior violations and infringements committed by that platform.”Lita Rosario, an attorney who represents Missy Elliott and Sisqo, added, “If you find that SoundCloud didn’t send you the amount of money you’re owed, you’re prohibited from suing them for breach of contract,” Rosario says. “I don’t see how they can have someone agree in advance that they’re not going to be able to sue them for failing to pay an account.”“I think the broad release of claims and covenant not to sue will be challenged in court,” Rosario continued. “The language is much too broad.” Popular on Variety last_img read more

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