IMAGE: Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas of Britain celebrates on the podium, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey on Saturday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters Briton Geraint Thomas is set to win his maiden Tour de France after he held on to the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the penultimate stage on Saturday. Barring an accident in the procession to the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, the 32-year-old Welshman will give Team Sky their sixth title in seven years after Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and Chris Froome in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Froome had been the favourite to retain his title but he paid the price for the efforts he made to win the Giro d’Italia in May as he just failed to become the first man in 20 years to achieve the Giro-Tour double.Froome took second place in the 31-km time trial, against the clock, from Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, won by a single second by time-trial world champion Tom Dumoulin, with Thomas coming home third, 14 seconds off the pace. Overall, … [Read more...] about Thomas poised to win Tour de France as Froome salvages podium finish
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Special Investigation Team on black money to look into a fresh plea seeking a probe into the recent Bank of Baroda scam case. A three judge bench comprising Justice A R Dave, Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice A K Goel, asked the SIT headed by former Judge M B Shah, to apprise the court on the progress made in the probe in the scam by the next date of hearing on May 11.Senior advoocate Indira Jaisingh appearing for petitioner journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta said over Rs 6,000 crore (Rs 60 billion) have been siphoned off through banking and hawala channels and were used by black money hoarders to remit huge sums of money abroad on pretext of imports which were fictitious and non-existent. Senior advocate Dushyant Dave appearing for SIT said that the probe team is already seized of the matter and is looking into it. He said that fifth probe report on black money has been filed by SIT in sealed cover and court should consider all the reports. … [Read more...] about Black money: SC asks SIT to look into Bank of Baroda scam
By Soumya Malani & Arun Mukherjee Aimco Pesticides, incorporated in 1987, is a leading company in manufacturing, formulation and marketing of agrochemicals. Promoted by Pradeep P Dave, the company produces insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. Aimco is a manufacturer of various technical-grade pesticides and markets its products under the brand name Aimco. Today, it is one of the leading companies manufacturing chlorpyrifos, triclopyr & other formulations. It is the second company, globally, to produce certain products after leading MNCs. The in-house research and development facilities at Lote-Parshuram are recognised by DST (Department of Science and Technology), Government of India. Aimco is also a government-recognised export house. Here is the business at a glance:-• Financial leverage: It’s a debt-free business • Cash conversion cycle: Negative working capital almost, very healthy cash conversion cycle • Profits to cash flow: Profits getting … [Read more...] about Smallcap Hunters: This smallcap agrochemicals stock is worth a look
It’s a truly bizarre world we live in… These images prove it.Participants soak in an open-air bath during the Otepaa Sauna Marathon in Otepaa. According to the organisers, about 1,000 participants participated in the event where they attempt to visit as many saunas over the 6-hour time limit. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters Bride Patricia Amanda Chaparro rides her bicycle while leading her wedding party with husband-to-be Richard Armando Ibarra in Asuncion. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters A woman holds up a cat wearing sunglasses as they pose for tourists outside the Dolby Theater during preparations for the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Photograph: Rick Wilking/ReutersA float with giant figures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad parades through the crowd during the carnival parade in Nice. The 131st Carnival of Nice will run up to March 1 and will celebrate the ‘King of Music’. Photograph: Eric … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: The incredibly odd world we live in!
Email By Chloe Hart Updated October 16, 2019 07:52:55 Photo: Could Steve Smith be leading the Australians out, once again, as captain of the national cricket team? (AAP: Dave Hunt) Related Story: Justin Langer opens up on Steve Smith, David Warner and the Australian captaincy Related Story: Tim Paine surprised many putting England in at The Oval — including Justin Langer Related Story: Smith and Warner are free to play cricket again for Australia, but there's a captaincy catch Map: Sydney 2000 In a move that is sure to lead to more debate over the summer, Steve Smith has said his return as Test captain "could be a long way away". Key points:On top of a one-year ban from playing for Australia after the ball-tampering saga, Smith was banned from holding leadership positions for an extra yearThe 30-year-old says he is not thinking about the captaincy and has not spoken to Tim Paine about the leadership roleSmith will be eligible for the captaincy again at the end … [Read more...] about Steve Smith won’t rule out return to Test captaincy, but just focusing on batting for now