1 Hull are under investigation by UEFA for possible breaches of financial fair play rules, it has been announced.The Tigers, who played in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League after finishing as runners-up in the FA Cup final, are among several new clubs who have had formal investigations into their finances opened by UEFA’s club financial control body (CFCB).The clubs involved will have to submit further information to the CFCB but face no immediate sanctions.In October, Liverpool were one of seven clubs who were absent from European competition last year who had investigations for possible financial fair play (FFP) breaches opened against them.UEFA’s rules dictate that losses must be restricted to £35.4m over a two-year window.Liverpool joined Monaco, Roma, Besiktas, Inter Milan, Krasnodar and Sporting Lisbon in being subjected to investigations relating to “potential break-even breaches” though the Reds are thought to be confident they will avoid any penalties.Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were the clubs hit hardest by UEFA last season for breaching FFP rules – they were each fined £49m and handed restrictions on transfer spending and a reduction in Champions League squad size.City announced their financial results for last season earlier this week and are confident they will only have to pay £16million of the £49million fine after cutting their losses. Hull City
SECO presents its latest product based on the brand-new Intel 8th generation Core/Xeon CPUs, unveiled just today, April 3rd, 2018, by Intel: COMe-C08-BT6. The launch is taking place at the same time with the launch of Intel 8th generation Core/Xeon, since SECO is part of the early access program.COMe-C08-BT6, a COM Express 3.0 Basic Type 6 Module, is an extraordinary platform as regards performance: with up to six cores at up to 4.7 GHz – not to mention the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, that adds 12 virtual cores on top of that – this module can handle anything you throw at it. Speaking of the CPU, COMe-C08-BT6 enables the Intel 8th Generation Core i7/i5/Xeon Processors, reaching up to 12 threads.As far as graphics are concerned, the module is equally impressive, mounting the Intel Gen9 LP graphic core architecture that can manage up to 3 independent displays at once, with a resolution up to 4096 x 2304 @60Hz, 24bpp. Frameworks for high-end graphics and multimedia, such as DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.5, are supported, as well as hardware acceleration. Finally, the module also embeds an H.265 / HEVC hardware transcoder – a characteristic that, combined with the outstanding performance and the compatibility with multiple video interfaces, makes it an ideal platform for projects operating in the field of gaming, digital signage, infotainment, and HMI.When it comes to USB ports the module is also well-equipped, with 4x USB 3.1 Gen. 2 host ports and 8x USB 2.0 host ports. In terms of memory, the board features a couple of DDR4 SO-DIMM Slots for up to 32 GB with ECC technology, up to 2666 MHz. Concerning operating systems, the module can smoothly run Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit, and Linux 64-bit. Additional application scenarios include biomedical devices, Industry 4.0, automation and telco.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous IBASE rolls out AGS series intelligent IoT gateway systemNext Can machine learning solve the challenges of complex 5G baseband?
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma: We’re a beautiful groupby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma says they’re ready for the derby against Inter Milan.Milan have won two of their first three games under coach Marco Giampaolo.Donnarumma said: “We’re a beautiful group. With a new Coach it’s normal to have some difficulty at the beginning, but we’re working well.“We’ve picked up two wins from three, not playing very well, but winning helps us win more and slowly we’re getting to grips with our game.“A derby goes over everything else, it’s a game that prepares itself and gives out a lot of energy and emotion. Playing the derby is a unique satisfaction.“Samir [Handanovic] is a very good lad and a great goalkeeper, I like how he attacks the ball, plus we know all his other qualities.“With D’Ambrosio I have a beautiful relationship, he’s my compatriot and he also lives near me. I’ll surely cross him.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Hendrick admits no Europa League has helped Burnleyby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick has admitted that not needing to play in the Europa League is helping his side.The Clarets struggled last season as they had to cope with additional European games.It caused them to have a very poor start to the season, which lead to a relegation battle for much of the campaign.But they have started brighter this term, and Hendrick thinks he knows why.”We’ve progressed but I think last year was a bit different,” the midfielder told reporters.”I know it was frustrating for us as players and maybe the fans, staff and everyone.”At the start of the season, with the games we had, it was difficult, it was tiring.”I was talking to my friend at Wolves when we played them and I said, ‘How are you getting on with the European football?’ and he just said he’s constantly tired.”Without even knowing, the travelling does take it out of you and that’s what happened with us last year.”Even when we were out of that, we tried to pick the performances up, but it didn’t work.”Eventually we sat down, we all got on the same track and the performances started to pick up and we got some points on the board, which we did need at the back end of last year.”
In Thursday’s first contest of the second round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 3 seed Notre Dame held off a wild rally from No. 14 seed Northeastern to prevail, 69-65. The Irish, more known for their offensive prowess, had to lock down defensively on the Huskies’ final possession to eke out the victory. Following the game, head coach Mike Brey kicked off his locker room speech by clarifying just how important a victory it was for the team.Here’s a clip from our locker room after our 2nd-round NCAA win. Stay tuned to @WatchND for full video. #NotDoneYet pic.twitter.com/5a1HuQW7Uz— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) March 19, 2015Notre Dame has had a tough time advancing in the NCAA Tournament over the years, so this was a big hump for the program. How far can the Irish go?
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Dry bulk specialists Genco Shipping & Trading Limited confirmed that it signed an agreement for the purchase of four drybulk vessels. Under the deal, signed on June 6, the company is to pay around USD 141 million for the vessels using the proceeds of a new stock offering and cash on hand.The ships in question are two 180,000 dwt Capesize units, both of which were constructed in 2015 at Chinese shipyards, and two Ultramaxes of 60,000 dwt and 61,000 dwt, built in 2016 and 2014, respectively.Genco Shipping said that, depending on debt market conditions, it intends to seek commercial bank debt financing to return a portion of the purchase price to for these vessels and to finance or refinance a portion of potential future vessel acquisitions.On June 14, the company commenced a public offering of common stock to fund future fleet expansion.“While we do not currently have an agreement to purchase vessels in addition to the four mentioned above, we currently plan to target the acquisition of two additional modern, high specification Capesize vessels with such borrowings,” the company added.The deal comes on the back of a five-year senior secured credit facility signed on May 31, 2018, for an aggregate principal amount of up to USD 460 million.On June 5, 2018, the proceeds were used, together with cash on hand, to refinance all of the company’s prior credit facilities and pay down the debt on seven of the company’s oldest vessels.
zoomImage Courtesy: Klaveness Norway-based shipowner Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) ended the second quarter of this year with a net loss.The company suffered a net loss of USD 1.9 million in Q2 2019, against a net income of USD 3.2 million seen in Q2 2018.Net revenues from operations of vessels stood at USD 12.6 million in the second quarter of this year, decreasing from USD 14.4 million posted in the corresponding period a year earlier.As explained, earnings were negatively impacted by fewer days in the main CABU combination trades due to a temporary lower number of caustic soda contract cargoes. What is more, the historically weak dry bulk market during Q1 2019 and early part of Q2 2019 had negative earnings effect on performing dry voyages in the second quarter.However, despite seasonally low caustic soda volumes, CABU fleet continues to deliver earnings well above the standard markets with earnings 1.3 times the MR-tanker market, KCC said.Following the delivery in January, the first CLEANBU vessel, MV Baru, has been phased in after the completion of guarantee works in mid-April. It completed its first clean petroleum cargo from India to Singapore as a regular tanker vessel in mid-May and started combination trading at the end of May with the fixture of a CPP cargo from India to Argentina. After discharging CPP in Argentina, Baru recently completed the first switch from tanker to dry bulk mode.The concluded earnings of the estimated round voyage of 144 days are around USD 20,000/day, 1.5 times a standard LR1 tanker, according to the company.“We are pleased to report the successful first CLEANBU wet-dry combination voyage with earnings 1.5 times the standard market, proving the superior earnings capacity of our new CLEANBUs,” Engebret Dahm, CEO of Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA, commented.“While the CABU fleet continues to perform well in the second quarter, KCC’s results reflect ‘one-off introduction costs’ for the CLEANBUs which are expected to be substantially reduced over the coming quarters.”“Both CABU and CLEANBU earnings are expected to considerably improve in second half of 2019 based on higher caustic soda contract booking and more CLEANBUs in combination trading,” Dahm continued.The second CLEANBU, MV Barracuda, was delivered in late July and completed first loading as a tanker for shipment of caustic soda in Taiwan on August 23. It is now scheduled to start combination trading in mid-September. The third CLEANBU is expected to be handed over in September and targeted to start combination trading within end of October.KCC currently has six CLEANBUs on order for delivery from September 2019 to February 2021. The combination carriers are designed to transport clean petroleum products in addition to caustic soda and dry bulk products.
Los Angeles: Veteran actor Judi Dench says she is “allergic” to watching her own films. The 84-year-old star said if she saw her movies, she would get “irritated” by her acting and start judging her performance. “I’m so allergic to seeing myself… I don’t see myself on film. When I do, I’m terribly conscious of what I chose to do and not to do in a moment. And I always am irritated,” Dench told USA Today. She, however, added, “I like to watch it quite a long time afterwards when I have forgotten all the questions I had to ask myself in the moment. So I can look at it much more dispassionately.” Dench admitted she has not seen her 1985 classic Room With A View. The film, directed by James Ivory, written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and produced by Ismail Merchant.
Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati Monday asked why the Election Commission was not cancelling the nomination of Pragya Singh Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Bhopal, despite the “BJP ratna” issuing controversial statements. “Malegoan blast case accused and BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya is claiming that she is contesting a ‘dharm yuddh’. This is the real face of BJP/RSS which is being exposed continuously. But why is the Commission only issuing notices and not cancelling the nomination of BJP ratna (gem) Pragya?” Mayawati tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “If the Election Commission is not able to work in an impartial manner to the satisfaction of people despite severe criticism in the media, it is an issue of grave concern for democracy and no one else but BJP and PM Modi, who are surrounded by serious electoral allegations.” Thakur is out on bail in the Malegaon blast case of 2008. She is under fire for saying that Hemant Karkare died during the 26/11 terror attacks because she had cursed him for “torturing” her in custody when he probed the Malegaon blast as Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The BJP candidate from Bhopal retracted the statement after it drew severe criticism. Six people were killed and over 100 injured when an explosive device strapped on a motorcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon, a town about 200 km from here in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008. Thakur has also said she was “proud” of her participation in demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. The Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice to her. On Monday in Kolkata, BJP national president Amit Shah defended his party’s decision to field Thakur as its Lok Sabha candidate, saying allegations against her are false and the real culprits in the Malegaon blast case have evaded the law.
Members from all three branches of government were caught up in the Bolaños scandal: one magistrate from the CSJ and the attorney general were dismissed, as well as the manager and board of directors in charge of the Bank of Costa Rica. The Vice Minister of Finance was also forced to resign.The four judges were investigated after a report that they irregularly exonerated the now former legislators Otto Guevara and Víctor Morales Zapata, who were facing influence peddling charges related to Bolaños.A judicial police report documented hundreds of phone calls between the two legislators and the Chinese cement importer, but the judges ignored the document.Twelve members of the full court argued in favor of sanctioning their colleagues for “serious misconduct,” which would involve them being dismissed from their spot on the court. Such a measure would require votes from two-thirds of the magistrates, however, which comes out to 15 votes. Facebook Comments Related posts:Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal Is your candidate under investigation? Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing Prosecutors requests six months of prison for seven cement case detainees Costa Rican prosecutors raid Emergency Commission office Four judges from Costa Rica’s Supreme Court (CSJ) were reprimanded for “serious misconduct” after dismissing a case against legislators related to influence peddling in the Chinese cement case known as the ‘cementazo.’Carlos Chinchilla, president of the CSJ, is among the sanctioned judges along with his colleagues Jesús Ramírez, Doris Arias and María Elena Gómez, members of the criminal wing of the court.The four judges were reprimanded after they dismissed a case against two legislators who had been pointed out for collaborating with Juan Carlos Bolaños, the businessman at the epicenter of the cementazo scandal.Bolaños, who is being held in preventive detention, is reported to have used political pressure and offered perks in exchange for the authorization to import Chinese cement with millions of dollars worth of unguaranteed credit from public banks.