first_imgDerby boss Lampard gives up on Chelsea defender Ampaduby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDerby County have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu on loan, confirmed Rams boss Frank Lampard.The 18-year-old can play at centre-back and centre-midfield and Lampard believes it is this versatility that makes him a prized asset at Stamford Bridge.”We have asked, but I don’t think he’s leaving Chelsea,” he told reporters. “He can play in a few positions, that’s why he would be so valuable to anybody and why he’s staying at Chelsea.”People thought we did a lot of business in the summer, but our actual net spend was very negligible.”I had to bring in personnel to try to change the style and that’s not a one-window solution, that’s probably two or three-window. This window will be quiet for us.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgDistrict Attorney Jerry D. Jones at his desk discussing the dropped charges of Alabama football players.KNOE.comAlabama football got huge news this afternoon, when Monroe, La. district attorney Jerry Jones announced that he has dropped the drug and gun charges against Cam Robinson, one of the nation’s best tackles, and reserve safety Hootie Jones. KNOE News has more from Jones, including a very interesting quote regarding this decision.Jones says, “I want to emphasize once again that the main reason I’m doing this is that I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and teenage years, working and sweating, while we were all in the air conditioning.”In the station’s video report on the story, reporter Nicholas Picht says that the DA could not prove who, between Robinson, Jones, and two other men arrested with them, was in possession of the marijuana or the gun, and cited a 2001 case that necessitates a connection between the two offenses.We’ll continue to update this story as more is released.[KNOE]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

first_img Categories: News 23May Speaker Bolger welcomes Alpha Kappa Alpha to Capitol Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, welcomed members of the Michigan chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority to the state Capitol on Thursday for their annual legislative day. The service sorority is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Speaker Bolger applauded the attendees for participating in the legislative process because “our government is based on the system of ‘We the people…,’ but what that really means is, ‘We the people who show up.’” The group also welcomed Regional Director Charlene Truitt Nelson, who took a moment to visit with Speaker Bolger following his address.last_img read more

first_img Citation: Japan prosecutors seek to extend Ghosn detention (2018, November 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-japan-prosecutors-ghosn-detention.html Explore further Local media said prosecutors were seeking to keep Ghosn in a cell in a Tokyo jail for another 10 days while they investigate allegations that he underreported his salary by millions of dollars over five years.The 64-year-old tycoon was arrested on November 19 and prosecutors have already extended his detention once, while two of the companies he once led—Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors—have voted to remove him.The extension would give prosecutors until December 10 to decide whether to indict him on charges of under-reporting his salary. If he is indicted, he could then be released awaiting trial, or held in pre-trial detention.Prosecutors could also choose to file additional charges against him, and with each charge they can seek to hold Ghosn for another 22 days.Ghosn’s detention even before charges have been officially filed against him has prompted some criticism abroad, particularly in France, where the executive holds citizenship.On Thursday, the deputy head of the Tokyo prosecutor’s office rejected the criticism, saying: “We do not unnecessarily keep people in custody for a long time.””I do not criticise other countries’ systems just because they are different,” Shin Kukimoto added.Ghosn, who denies the allegations against him, faces an array of claims involving hiding money and benefits he received while chairman of Nissan and head of an alliance between the Japanese firm, Mitsubishi Motors and France’s Renault.Executives commit to allianceNissan had been investigating Ghosn and close aide Greg Kelly for months after a whistleblower report, and accused the pair of a scheme to misrepresent the Brazil-born chief’s earnings.Sources have since said Ghosn signed secret documents instructing aides to defer part of his salary, without disclosing this to shareholders.The scheme allegedly involved under-reporting Ghosn’s income by around $44 million over five fiscal years to March 2015.The same source confirmed that Nissan funds were secretly used to pay for residences for Ghosn in Rio de Janeiro and Lebanon, homes that local media said cost “huge sums” and had no legitimate business purpose.Those sorts of expenses should have been disclosed as compensation but were arranged without shareholder approval and generally in secret, the source added.Local media also reported that Ghosn used Nissan corporate money to make a donation to his daughter’s university and fund a family trip, and paid his sister around $100,000 a year for a fictitious role as an advisor.Ghosn’s arrest sent shockwaves throughout the auto industry and beyond, with Japanese and French officials at pains to stress the alliance between the three companies would not collapse.On Thursday, executives from the three firms reaffirmed their commitment to the alliance despite reports of tension in the partnership, particularly on the part of Nissan, which outsells its French counterpart Renault.While Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan have removed Ghosn, he remains chairman and CEO of Renault.French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said there was no question of changing the alliance’s balance of power.The rules of the partnership state that Renault chooses the alliance’s CEO, who wields a tie-breaking vote in board decisions, while Nissan names the deputy.Japanese media said Friday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would meet French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G20 summit this weekend to discuss the case.Japan’s government declined to confirm the meeting, but a spokesman said it was “important that stable relations be remained” despite the case against Ghosn. © 2018 AFP Tokyo prosecutors were expected Friday to request an extension to Carlos Ghosn’s detention over allegations of financial misconduct against the former Nissan chief that have shaken the auto industry.center_img Carlos Ghosn faces an array of claims involving hiding money and benefits he received while chairman of Nissan and head of an alliance between the Japanese firm, Mitsubishi Motors and France’s Renault Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn denies allegations: media This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

first_imgCOMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE COMMENT Published on Electronic voting machines are being treated like “football”, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said on Friday in the wake of political parties expressing apprehensions on the working of EVMs.“EVMs are being used for the past over two decades. If we take results of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls into account, the results of the Delhi Assembly polls, four months after, were different. “We have made EVMs football, knowingly or unknowingly… If the result is X, then EVMs are okay, and if it is Y, then EVMs are faulty,” Arora said.He was also asked about the Election Commission’s view on the apprehensions raised by political parties over the functioning of EVMs. “We have taken cognisance of sentiments of people and started the use of VVPAT (voter-verifiable paper audit trail). There were some problems initially, but arrangements have been made (for its use),” Arora said.CEC defends EVMsDefending the use of EVMs, the CEC said, “these (EVMs) are made by highly-secure companies — Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), which are involved in making defence equipment.” He said a technical advisory committee is there to keep an eye on EVM arrangements. “It has decisive powers, which even the EC did not have. This committee has the best of scientists. Therefore, there are no chances of doubts,” Arora said. center_img March 01, 2019 national politics Election Commission of India A representative image of EVM.   –  The Hindulast_img read more