TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona midfielder De Jong delivers RKC Waalwijk windfallby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has helped RKC Waalwijk enjoy a bumper financial result for the past year.De Jong left RKC for Ajax as a junior before his sale to Barca in January to the tune of €75m.And as part of the fee, RKC will receive a total of €5.7m, although only €1.7m has been received so far.RKC closed the 2018/19 season with a net result of €3.142m. For the fourth time in five years a profit was made, with the club declaring it is in “better than ever” shape.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 06: Sam Arneson #49 of the Wisconsin Badgers loses the ball next to Darron Lee #43 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Buckeyes won the game 59-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Scheduling in college football is one of the things that makes the sport extremely unique. Even within conferences, the schedules are wildly unbalanced. Some top teams try to run the table, while others build in tough road games to boost strength of schedule rankings. Rebuilding teams may look to feast on cupcakes, or subscribe to the “hottest fire forges the strongest steel” theory.The Big Ten is no different. A few months ago, we ranked the most difficult and easiest schedules ahead of the 2016 season. The league was well-represented on both lists, with three teams a piece. Now, we’re ranking the slates for all 14 teams in the conference.Which teams are challenging themselves this season, and which are scheduling for success? Here is our ranking of the Big Ten’s schedules by difficult.Next: No. 14 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15
New Delhi: Actress Bhumi Pednekar was never apprehensive about “Bhoot Part 1- The Haunted Ship” when she signed it, and now she is sure the film is going to change the language of horror in India. Asked if she thought twice on signing the dotted lines for “Bhoot…”, Bhumi told IANS: “No. I had read the script and the director is a very dear friend of mine and I known about ‘Bhoot…’ since it’s inception and I knew this one is going to be a genre breaking film. It’s a film that is really going to change the language of horror in India.” Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger The film is directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh and also stars Vicky Kaushal. “Bhoot…” follows a couple on an abandoned ship lying static on a beach; it is based on a true incident that took place in Mumbai. “Vicky is such a phenomenal actor. For the love of the script and people involved with the film I just had to do it and I have a lot of faith in Bhanu as a director he’s very promising,” she added. “Bhoot Part 1- The Haunted Ship” will release on February 21, 2020.
New Delhi: In a bid to sensitise slum dwellers in the New Delhi area about the need for and benefits of personal health and hygiene in day-to-day life, the New Delhi Municipal Council held a Swachhta-Hi-Sewa awareness programme, with Secretary Rashmi Singh saying that small activities like washing hands before meals will go a long way to maintain personal hygiene and avoid diseases.Singh was speaking to children and women from the Vivekanand JJ Cluster in Chanakyapuri at the event organised in collaboration with citizens groups, where she also gave away cloth bags, kits containing sanitisers, soaps, toothbrushes and other items of personal healthcare to the residents of the cluster, also asking them to not us plastic items. The NDMC Secretary also spoke about the negative impact of using single-use plastic, keeping in line with the Prime Minister’s call to eliminate the use of plastic items.
Mumbai: His entry into Bollywood with “Karwaan”, which he followed up with “The Zoya Factor”, has been well-received, but Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not aim to move to Hindi cinema as south film industry will always be his priority. The actor, son of veteran star Mammootty, said he won’t give up on his years of hard work in south to become a pan-India star. “It is not that the goal is to be here full time and give up on the progress that you have made there. You have worked so many years and have built up a solid base there and it is very difficult to give that up and restart. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “You are in the new market you have to start again and you have to introduce yourself again. It is too tricky. I don’t know what lies ahead and what kind of offers will come my way. My biggest base is Malayalam and I can never afford to give up on that,” Dulquer told PTI in an interview here. The actor said becoming a star is not on his agenda and he wants to focus on good stories. “I don’t think too much about stardom. I don’t know if I have ever done films for that. A lot of my films are appreciated later. When I first do it, at that time people question my choice but after its release people say ‘Wow, it is amazing’. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up “As long as I keep getting interesting offers from other languages I will keep doing it. I don’t want to do forgettable films,” he added. The 33-year-old actor, known for films like “Ok Kanmani” and “Bangalore Days”, said only good content can push him to say yes to a project regardless of the language. “The content is strong in Malayalam cinema. Irrespective of whatever film I do in whichever language, it should have strong content. I get excited by good stories. “It would be nice if I annually get to do films in Tamil and Hindi because I enjoy different cultures and languages and each language has its own beauty. Films have to appeal to that particular market to which we are catering to,” he said.
Ghaziabad: A 3-year-old girl has died after she fell into an open drain in Sahibabad area on Tuesday. The incident took place around 11 am when the child went missing from her home. The body was recovered after three hours of extensive search by her family members, said police. According to police, the victim, identified as Ananya, was playing near her house while her parents had gone out for work. Police said that she got drowned into the open drain which was earlier covered with cement slabs but they were recently removed by municipal staff for annual monsoon cleaning. Anil Kumar, father of deceased said that when he returned home from work, he found Ananya missing while the other two children were playing outside the house. The family members immediately informed police and went on to look for the child. Later a local person saw her body floating into the drain and was fished out. The child was immediately rushed to a government hospital but she was declared brought dead.
Thane: Konkan Divisional Commissioner Shivajirao Daund has directed officials concerned to ensure all facilities for disabled persons and senior citizens during voting and to shun use of plastic at the polling booths. Voting for the 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra will be held on October 21. During a review meeting on Tuesday, Daund asked senior officials of the Konkan division districts, including, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurgh, to make the voting process easier for disabled and elderly people. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad He asked them to make adequate arrangements of first aid facilities, drinking water, and information boards providing proper guidance to voters at the polling booths. In addition to free transport facilities for people with disabilities, he asked the officials to set up auxiliary polling stations, provide braille-coded voter ID cards to visually impaired electors, and also ensure ramps and availability of wheelchairs. Volunteers from youth organisations like the National Service Scheme and Scouts and Guide will also be roped in to provide assistance to disabled and elderly voters, he said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Daund also asked the officials to desist from using plastic items at the polling stations. He suggested that efforts be made to increase voter turnout in areas having large housing complexes. There are over 2.22 crore voters in the Konkan division, with Mumbai suburbs having maximum 72,26,826 electors, followed by Thane-63,39,385 and Mumbai city- 25,04,367, an official release said. The Konkan division has 75 Assembly seats where 24,087 polling stations will be set up, includingMumbai suburbs having maximum 7,397 booths, followed by Thane- 6,621, Raigad- 2,693, Mumbai city-2,594, Palghar- 2,163, Ratnagiri 1,703 and Sindhudurg 916, it added.
New Delhi: The government will launch the fourth installment of Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on Thursday, which is expected to help the exchequer garner up to Rs 8,000 crore from investors. The issue will open for anchor investors on Thursday and for other institutional and retail investors, the next day, according to scheme information document filed by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, which manages Bharat-22 ETF. The investors would get a 3 per cent discount over the issue price. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The offer is likely to have a base issue size of Rs 2,000 crore, with a greenshoe option to retain another Rs 6,000 crore, taking the total amount to Rs 8,000 crore,” a source privy to the development said. The decision has been taken after receiving robust response for earlier stake sale by the government in the product. The government has so far raised around Rs 35,900 crore through Bharat-22 ETF — Rs 14,500 crore was garnered in November 2017, another Rs 8,400 crore was mopped up in June 2018 and Rs 13,000 crore in February this year. Proceeds from the ETF will help the government meet its disinvestment target of Rs 1.05 lakh crore for the current financial year. The central public sector enterprises that are part of the Bharat-22 ETF include ONGC, IOC, SBI, BPCL, Coal India and Nalco. Bharat Electronics, Engineers India, NBCC, NTPC, NHPC, SJVNL, GAIL, PGCIL, NLC India, Axis Bank, ITC and L&T are the other constituents.
London: A UK High Court judge on Wednesday ruled in favour of India in a decades-old legal dispute with Pakistan over funds belonging to the Nizam of Hyderabad at the time of Partition in 1947 and deposited in a London bank account. The Nizam’s descendants, Prince Mukarram Jah the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad and his younger brother Muffakham Jah, had joined hands with the Indian government in the legal battle against the Pakistan government over around 35 million pounds lying with NatWest Bank plc here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkIn his judgment handed down at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Justice Marcus Smith ruled that the “Nizam VII was beneficially entitled to the Fund and those claiming in right of Nizam VII the Princes and India are entitled to have the sum paid out to their order”. “Pakistan’s contentions of non-justiciability by reason of the foreign act of state doctrine and non-enforceability on the grounds of illegality both fail,” the verdict notes. The dispute revolves around 1,007,940 pounds and nine shillings transferred in 1948 from the then Nizam of Hyderabad to the high commissioner in Britain of the newly-formed state of Pakistan. That amount has since grown into 35 million pounds as the Nizam’s descendants, supported by India, claimed it belongs to them and Pakistan counter-claimed that it is rightfully theirs.
Kiev: At least three people died when a transport plane crashed Friday while coming in to land in western Ukraine, emergency services said. The Antonov-12 with eight people on board crash-landed 1.5 kilometres (just over a mile) from the runway at Lviv airport, killing at least three and injuring three. Crew members were trapped in the wreckage and two more were missing, the emergency services said. Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii said on Facebook that five died. He said the aircraft was operated by Kiev-based company Ukraine Air Alliance and flying in from Vigo in Spain. He added that it was thought the plane had run out of fuel. The emergency services posted a picture of the plane with one wing ripped off.
Bemetara: Four armed men on Saturday looted Rs 1.64 crore cash from a van on its way to replenish an ATM in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district, police said. However, three of the accused were arrested within hours of the crime thanks to alertness shown by residents of Baghul village in Navagarh area. The incident occurred around 11:30 am under Khandsara police area when the private cash logistics firm van was on its way to the ATM of the State Bank of India to deposit cash in Navagarh area, said Bemetara Superintendent of Police Prashant Thakur. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad When the van reached a turn between Jhaal and Atariya villages, one of its tyres got punctured, he said. As the armed guard and the driver were changing the tyre, four men, with their faces covered, arrived in a car at the spot and asked the guard to open the lock of the van at gun point, he said. “The accused then fled with boxes containing Rs 1.64 crore. They also took away the gun of the guard,” the SP said. Following the incident, police launched a hunt and laid check posts at several places in the area, he said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Thakur said the robbers abandoned the car at Baghul village and were trying to flee when some villagers spotted them, and gave them a chase. “Sensing trouble, the robbers fired in air to scare away villagers. However, the villagers overpowered three of the robbers while their accomplice managed to flee,” the SP said, adding that the boxes containing cash have been recovered. The accused were later handed over to police.
New Delhi: The reduction of the Repo rate by 25 bps to 5.15 per cent by RBI is widely in line with market expectations, said Punjab National Bank MD and CEO Mallikarjuna Rao . Further, RBI has continued with an accommodative stance, suggesting possibility of further rate cuts, if required. This rate cut will perfectly complement the fiscal measures announced by the government to help strengthen private consumption and spur investment activity going forward. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraOverall liquidity has remained surplus in August and September 2019. In the backdrop of current macroeconomic setting of lower growth and range bound inflation, there may be a case for surplus liquidity to not only uplift the sentiment but also for effective rate transmission. The expected GDP growth rate has been justifiably revised downward to 6.1 per cent for 2019-20, given the hitherto weak domestic demand conditions. However going ahead, the easing of rates combined with the fiscal measures announced by the Government recently are expected to revive demand, thereby giving a fillip to the economic growth.
London: Ginger Baker, the iconic drummer and co-founder of rock band Cream, died on Sunday at the age of 80. The news of Baker’s demise was announced on his official Twitter account. “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning. Thank you to everyone for your kind words over the past weeks,” the tweet read. The cause of death is not known yet. Last month, Baker’s family announced he was critically ill in hospital, but no further details of his illness were disclosed, reported BBC. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger He suffered from a number of health issues in recent years. The musician underwent open heart surgery in 2016 and was forced to cancel a tour with his band Air Force after being diagnosed with “serious heart problems”. Baker co-founded Cream in 1966 with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. The group released four albums before splitting two years later. He, then, formed the short-lived band Blind Faith with Clapton, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. He launched the band Air Force in 1970 and has released a number of solo LPs, including his most recent, “Why?” in 2014. Baker was credited as number three on Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. The documentary, “Beware of Mr Baker”, documented the life of the drummer, who was considered a temperamental and argumentative figure on the music scene.