Diesel price falls again after 2-day pause, no relief on petrol

New Delhi, Sep 25 : Diesel price continued to decline on Friday after a two-day pause as the product prices fell globally while crude prices remained steady.

Oil marketing companies, however, kept petrol prices unchanged for the third consecutive day.

In the national capital, diesel price fell by 18 paisa per litre to Rs 71.10 a litre down from Rs 71.28 per litre on Thursday. The petrol price remained static at Rs 81.06 a litre.

In the other metros of Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, diesel price fell between 17-20 paisa per litre.

The price fall is on the back of expectation of a slowing demand for oil globally as a second wave of coronavirus spike threatens further to derail the economic activity.

Though crude prices revived slightly on Friday after falling continuously for the last few ...

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Magnolia High selects Thavis Miller as new football coach

Thavis Miller credits the lessons he learned playing football for helping him succeed as a father, husband and coach.

Now, he’s ready to pass on those teachings to Magnolia High.

The father of six and former collegiate assistant has been has hired as the Sentinels’ football coach, he said on Thursday, Sept. 24. It’s Miller’s first head coaching position.

“It’s about giving back,” he said.

Miller, a walk-on who also works as a job coach in Los Alamitos High’s adult transition program, replaces three-year coach Desmond Hernandez, now an assistant and full-time physical education teacher at Portola.

Hernandez was not a full-time teacher at Magnolia — he served as substitute teacher.

Miller was a defensive line coach the University La Verne from 2017-18...

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Kim Jong Un apologizes over fatal shooting of South Korean official

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An undated picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 12 shows Kim Jong Un, center, visiting a flood restoration site in North Hwanghae province.

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday issued a rare apology for the killing of a South Korean official near the two countries’ disputed border, the South’s presidential office said.

President Moon Jae-in’s office said it received a letter from Kim in which he expressed “immense regret” over the “unexpected and unfortunate incident.”

It is unusual for North Korea to admit wrongdoing or express remorse toward South Korea, its arch rival with which it remains technically at war.

A day earlier, South Korea condemned the North for its treatment of the f...

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GMR divesting stake worth Rs 2,610 crore in Kakinada SEZ

Kakinada/New Delhi, Sep 25 : Infrastructure major GMR Infrastructure Limited (GIL) is divesting its entire 51 per cent stake in Kakinada Special Economic Zone (KSEZ), amounting up to Rs 2,610 crore to reduce indebtedness.

“GIL today announced signing of definitive agreements for the sale of equity owned by its wholly owned subsidiary GMR SEZ and Port Holding Limited (GSPHL) of its entire 51 per cent stake in Kakinada SEZ to Aurobindo Realty and Infrastructure Private Limited (ARIPL),” said a GIL spokesperson.

Kakinada is 220 km north east of Vijayawada.

Of the total consideration of Rs 2,610 crore, GIL would receive Rs 1,600 crore first and the balance Rs 1,010 crore in the next 2-3 years, contingent to some agreed milestones.

“As part of the proposed transfer of stake of KSEZ, the ...

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Magnolia High selects Thavis Miller as its new football coach

Thavis Miller credits the lessons he learned playing football for helping him succeed as a father, husband and coach.

Now, he’s ready to pass on those teachings to Magnolia High.

The father of six and former collegiate assistant has been has hired as the Sentinels’ football coach, he said on Thursday, Sept. 24. It’s Miller’s first head coaching position.

“It’s about giving back,” he said.

Miller, a walk-on who also works as a job coach in Los Alamitos High’s adult transition program, replaces three-year coach Desmond Hernandez, now an assistant and full-time physical teacher at Portola.

Hernandez was not a full-time teacher at Magnolia — he served as substitute teacher.

Miller was a defensive line coach the University La Verne from 2017-18...

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Turkey favours dialogue on sharing natural resources

Ankara, Sep 25 : The Turkish National Security Council has said that Ankara is primarily in favour of dialogue on every platform to discuss fair sharing of natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The Council held a meeting on Thursday after Turkey and Greece recently agreed to resume exploratory talks on the Eastern Mediterranean to defuse the tensions that flared up over the exploration activities by a Turkish vessel in the area, reports Xinhua news agency.

Turkey will not make concessions in the protection of its rights and interests on the land, sea and air, the Council said in a written statement issued after the meeting.

Tensions heightened between Turkey and Greece over energy explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean waters in recent weeks.

Greece considers Turkey’s...

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Jamal Murray’s style points can’t match the Lakers’ deep stable

Jamal Murray spent Thursday night hanging letters on the Lakers. Add it all up and he probably won five simultaneous “horse” games.

The problem for Murray, and Denver, is that you have to play “rhinoceros,” or something even more multi-syllabic, to beat the Lakers.

The letters were too plentiful and the limbs too long, especially the arm belonging to LeBron James, who turned away Murray’s drive on the final play that really mattered.

“LeBron asked for the assignment,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Naturally I granted it.”

The Lakers won Western Conference Final Game 4, 114-108, and took the same 3-1 series lead over Denver that Utah and the Clippers also held. Again, this might be a case of a different animal.

Murray made three anatomically impossible shots in the lane,...

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Rupee rises 16 paise to 73.73 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 16 paise to 73.73 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday, tracking gains in Asian peers, and positive domestic equities.

At the interbank forex market, the domestic unit opened at 73.76 against the US dollar, then gained further ground and touched 73.73, registering a rise of 16 paise over its previous close.

On Thursday, the rupee dived 32 paise to touch a near one-month low of 73.89 against the US dollar.

Asian currencies have started mixed, however, Chinese yuan has started with gains and could lend support. Markets will look to global cues and could await forex reserves data,” Reliance Securities said in a research note.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0...

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Protester struck by SUV at Breonna Taylor demonstration In Hollywood

A protester in Hollywood was struck Thursday night by an SUV speeding by a crowd of marchers on the second night of protests related to the killing of Breonna Taylor by Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officers.

Shortly before 9 p.m., a black SUV sped by the crowd, striking a protester before speeding away again. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and took one person to a hospital, according to the LAFD’s Nicholas Prange.

The protest began at 7 p.m. and by 7:30 p.m., at least 200 people were sitting and standing in the grass outside the entrance to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., in Hollywood.

Vehicles could be heard driving by the protest honking in support, and a series of speakers addressed the crowd.

Demonstrators chanted “Black l...

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The pandemic pushes hundreds of millions of people toward starvation and poverty

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Financiers and traders on Wall Street may be starting to feel optimistic, but for most people the gloom is only deepening. In the United States, thousands of people continue to die of covid-19 each week, while some 30 million people remain unemployed. Industrial output and consumer spending are still well below pre-pandemic levels, with experts pointing to evidence of spiraling inequality as winter approaches. In Europe, a second surge of infections has triggered warnings and shutdowns, compounding the continent’s economic jitters.

Yet the worst pain is centered in the deve...

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