Germany manager Joachim Low has no plans to make any further attempts in contacting Mesut Ozil againThe 30-year-old playmaker announced his international retirement in the summer after receiving the brunt of the blame for Germany’s group stage exit at the World Cup.Ozil cited a lack of support from the German Football Federation (DFB) for the racism and discrimination he suffered for his Turkish ancestry from the supporters.Things between Ozil and Low also reached a low point afterwards with the latter making several attempts to speak to him.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Ozil then failed to show up at Arsenal’s training base in September, when Low came to visit former Germany defender and new academy boss Per Mertesacker.“No, at the moment, I don’t have any plans to do so,” Low told Sport Bild on whether he intends to make contact with Ozil again.Ozil is currently a doubt for Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford tonight in the Premier League against Manchester United due to a back injury.
Murphy joined Rodale in 2000 as president and COO.Check back to FOLIOmag.com for updates to this story. Rodale today said president and CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy is stepping down and will leave the company. Chairman Maria Rodale, granddaughter of founder J.I. Rodale, will succeed Murphy as CEO.Rodale’s appointment will be effective September 1.“After a wonderful decade at Rodale, I have decided not to renew my contract and to take time off to pursue my own creative interests,” Murphy [pictured] said in a statement. “I am very proud of our many accomplishments. Now is the perfect moment for Maria to lead the company forward by adding the top managerial responsibility to her role as chairman.”
Out of all the breakups Bollywood has seen over the years, one break-up that broke a million hearts was that of Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor. While both, Kareena and Shahid are happily married now and we love seeing them with their respective partners; there was a time when the entire country wished Kareena and Shahid would get back together.Cracks became visible in Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor’s relationship while the duo was shooting for Jab We Met. And while the film went onto become one of their career’s biggest hits, their relationship died slowly on the sets of the film. Talking about himself and the kind of boyfriend he is, Shahid had once said in an interview with Cosmopolitan that he is very moody and while sometimes he gets all romantic and takes Kareena for long drives, there are times when he gets quite sporty and takes her for jet-skiing. Talking about how they fell-in-love, Shahid said in the same interview, “We were dating within the first week of meeting each other…so you can say that, yes, we hit it off the moment we met!”Talking about what keeps their relationship going, Shahid had said, “The fact that we have such different personalities. She is extremely outspoken and impulsive. I am the opposite. We fill in each other’s empty spaces, balance out each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and that’s what keeps us together.”While Shahid Kapoor now is a loving husband to Mira Rajput and a proud father to two kids – Misha and Zain, Kareena is married to Saif Ali Khan and together they have the most adorable celeb kid – Taimur Ali Khan.
accThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday arrested the chairman of a brokerage house for amassing wealth illegally on Monday morning.ACC deputy director (public relations), Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, confirmed this to Prothom Alo.A team led by ACC assistant deputy director Sylvia Ferdous arrested the chairman of Alliance Security and Management Pankaj Roy from his Dhanmondi residence in the morning.Pankaj Roy was arrested after ACC officials on Sunday filed a case against him for amassing Tk 800 million through hundi.
A college student went missing in Jaflong’s Piyain river while taking bath on Friday, reports UNB.The student, identified as Akikur Rahman Anik, 20, studies at Murari Chand College. He is the son of Dhola Mia of Habiganj’s Nabiganj.Hillol Roy, officer-in-charge of Gowainghat police station, said Anik and several of his friends were visiting Jaflong. He went missing while taking bath around 2:00pm.Police said they are searching for the young man.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP on Friday welcomed new political platform, Jatiya Mukti Mancha, floated by Oli Ahmed, president of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), reports UNB.”We welcome any initiative for the restoration of democracy and ensuring the release of our chairperson Khaleda Zia,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He came up with the remark after placing a wreath at party founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave. He was accompanied by recently-elected Bogura-6 parliamentarian GM Siraj.Fakhrul voiced deep concern over the deteriorating law and order situation.”Incidents like the recent killing in Barguna are taking place regularly in the country as the law and order situation continue to deteriorate,” he said.”The incident has exposed the government’s utter failure to maintain law and order,” the BNP leader said, claiming that crimes are on the rise as the government politicised all institutions, including the law enforcement agencies.When he was asked about Awami League leader Mohammed Nasim’s remark that Oikya Front convener Kamal Hossain worked for the ruling party in the last general election, Fakhrul declined to comment.”It’s a political rhetoric,” he said. “I don’t want to make any comment.”
Amnesty InternationalMyanmar’s military is guilty of committing new “war crimes”, extrajudicial killings and torture in its fight against ethnic Rakhine rebels, Amnesty International said Wednesday.The armed forces have deployed thousands of troops and heavy artillery across northern Rakhine state in recent months where Arakan Army (AA) rebels are fighting for more autonomy for the state’s ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.The state was also the scene of the military’s bloody crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim community in 2017.That campaign pushed some 740,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh in violence UN investigators say warrants prosecution of top generals for “genocide”.Amnesty said Wednesday it had “new evidence” that Myanmar’s military is now “committing war crimes and other human rights violations” against the ethnic Rakhine, listing extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, torture and enforced disappearances.Access to the conflict area is heavily restricted but details of civilian deaths have emerged over recent weeks and months.But the army has confirmed it shot dead six detainees late last month in the village of Kyauk Tan.Amnesty’s report is based on scores of interviews with people from various ethnic groups, photographs, videos and satellite imagery.It documents seven unlawful attacks that killed 14 civilians and injured dozens more, saying notorious infantry units have been deployed against the ethnic Rakhine.Some Rohingya Muslims who have remained in the area have also been killed.”The new operations in Rakhine State show an unrepentant, unreformed and unaccountable military terrorising civilians,” said regional director Nicholas Bequelin.A Myanmar army spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment on the report.The rights group also criticised the government for choosing to “remain silent” while supplies of medicine, food and humanitarian relief remain blocked by authorities.In an unprecedented move after the AA attacked police posts in January, Aung San Suu Kyi’s government ordered the army to “crush” the rebels.Although the military was the main perpetrator, AA insurgents have also “committed abuses against civilians”, Amnesty said, alleging they have sent letters with bullets to local administrators and business people.”I can firmly say it does not happen,” AA spokesman Khine Thu Kha told AFP by phone, denying the claims.
Baltimore’s City Council has taken a step closer to implementing a $15 per hour minimum wage.The Council’s Labor Committee voted 4-0 this week in favor of a bill that will gradually increase the city-wide minimum wage to $15 by 2022.The legislation will be voted on by the full council in August, and includes an amendment proposed by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke to exempt the city’s small businesses from the $15 per hour minimum wage requirement. The amendment would exclude businesses with fewer than 25 employees or less than $500,000 in gross annual revenue from the requirement.Despite the unanimous vote by the committee, the legislation will face stiffer opposition when it reaches the full council. Several council members, including Council President Jack Young, have already gone on record as opposing the measure. Young said the city budget can’t absorb an across the board minimum wage increaseThe Greater Baltimore Committee and other business-backed groups also oppose a city-wide increase in the minimum wage.“Baltimore needs more jobs and appropriate training programs for low-skilled workers to develop career paths in the workforce,” Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, a $15 per hour minimum wage for Baltimore looks like it would be a job killer.”But Eliot Williams, an employee of Sankofa African and World Bazaar on Charles Street, said he understands both sides of the issue.“As an employee, I can definitely see the need,” he told the AFRO. “But for small businesses, it’s a little unsettling. I can see the good and bad in raising the minimum wage.” Williams said that Black businesses will be left particularly vulnerable, despite their close ties to their communities.Clarke, the bill’s original champion, is joined by a variety of the city’s labor unions and community groups in support of its passing.Baltimore would be among the first major American cities to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage bill. In June, Washington D.C. passed a bill to increase minimum wages to $15 per hour. Baltimore currently does not set a minimum wage; city workers are paid in accordance with the state’s minimum wage laws, which recently increased to $8.75 and is scheduled to max out at $10.00 per hour by 2018.