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A Statistical Preview of Tuesday's Champions League Action | ht_media

Tuesday, October 31 2017

A Statistical Preview of Tuesday's Champions League Action | ht_media

A Statistical Preview of Tuesday's Champions League Action en Mudeet Arora 31 Oct 2017 The UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday night and there are some interesting statistics worth having a look at before the action kicks off! PSG take on Anderlecht, United take on Benfica, Chelsea face AS Roma while Juventus and Barcelona play away at Sporting CP and Olympiacos respectively. Here's a look at the match-by-match stat pack ahead of the clashes made available by Opta ! 8. Manchester United vs Benfica 10 - Manchester United have never failed to score against Benfica (10 games). 3 - This is the first time that Benfica have lost their opening three games in the Champions League group stages; since the current format was set up in 2003-04, no team has ever lost their opening three group games and gone on to progress to the Last 16. 7. Basel vs CSKA Moscow 31 - CSKA Moscow are currently enduring a 31-game streak without keeping a Champions League clean sheet, last managing it in the 2011-12 campaign. 3 - Basel’s three Champions League games against Russian sides have all ended in victories; 2-0 at home and away against Spartak Moscow in the 2002-03 first group stages as well their 2-0 away win against CSKA last time out. 6. Celtic vs Bayern Munich 12 - No Scottish side has beaten Bayern Munich in a competitive match since February 1989 when Hearts claimed a 1-0 victory against them in the UEFA Cup; Bayern Munich have gone 12 matches unbeaten since that game (W8 D4). 3 - Three of the last five Champions League goals recorded by Bayern Munich have seen the direct involvement of Joshua Kimmich (two goals and one assist), the defender getting on the scoresheet last time out versus Celtic. 5. Olympiacos vs Barcelona 9 - Silvio Proto made nine saves in the last outing against Barcelona; no goalkeeper has managed more in a Champions League game this season. 6 - Ernesto Valverde took charge of six Champions League matches with Olympiacos in the 2011-12 group stages, winning three and losing three. 4. Atletico Madrid vs Qarabag 5 - Five of Atletico Madrid’s last seven goals in this competition have come from set-pieces (four from the penalty spot and one coming from a corner). 4 - Qarabag have recorded a competition-low of four shots on target this term; no game has seen fewer attempts on target in the Champions League during the 2017-18 season to date than the reverse encounter between these sides (four). 3. Paris Saint-Germain vs Anderlecht 7 - Edinson Cavani comes into this game as the third player to score in seven consecutive Champions League appearances after Ruud van Nistelrooy (nine) and Cristiano Ronaldo (eight). 3 - The Belgian side have played three previous Champions League group games in France, failing to win any of those matches (D2 L1), their last such match came against PSG in the 2013-14 campaign (1-1). 2. Sporting CP vs Juventus 17 - Sporting have kept only one clean sheet in their last 17 Champions League games, that came against Legia Warsaw in September 2016 (2-0). 4 - Mario Mandzukic has scored in each of his last four Champions League games (four goals), his longest run in the competition. 1. AS Roma vs Chelsea 3 - Edin Dzeko scored a brace against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on matchday three, converting both of his attempts that were on target; he’s looking to get on the scoresheet in three successive Champions League games for the first time since 2009-10 (whilst at Wolfsburg). 13 - Eden Hazard has created more goalscoring chances than anybody else this season in the Champions League (13). Transfer News

Subramanian Swamy to write to PM Modi against `compulsory Aadhar`

Tuesday, October 31 2017

Subramanian Swamy to write to PM Modi against `compulsory Aadhar`

Subramanian Swamy to write to PM Modi against 'compulsory Aadhar' Subramanian Swamy to write to PM Modi against 'compulsory Aadhar' Source : Last Updated: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 12:45 hrs New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that he will write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emphasing on how "compulsory Aadhar" is a threat to the national security. "I am writing a letter soon to PM detailing how compulsory Aadhar is a threat to our national security. SC will I am sure strike it down," Swamy tweeted. I am writing a letter soon to PM detailing how compulsory Aadhar is a threat to our national security. SC will I am sure strike it down. — Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) October 31, 2017 Swamy's tweet comes after the Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a petition challenging mandatory linking of Aadhaar number with mobile connections. The top court has asked the Central Government to file response within the next four weeks. The Supreme Court's five-judge constitution bench will hear the matter of "constitutional validity" of Aadhaar card in the last week of November. SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

China mulls penalties for disrespect to national anthem

Tuesday, October 31 2017

China mulls penalties for disrespect to national anthem

China mulls penalties for disrespect to national anthem China mulls penalties for disrespect to national anthem Source : Last Updated: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 13:31 hrs Beijing : China's top legislature on Tuesday submitted a draft amendment for the country's criminal law to include penalties for disrespecting the national anthem. The draft amendment was submitted for deliberation at the bi-monthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which started on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency. The National Anthem Law, passed at an NPC Standing Committee session in September, came into force in October to ensure appropriate use of the song. Those who maliciously modify the lyrics or play or sing it in a distorted or disrespectful way in public can be detained for up to 15 days and even be held criminally liable. "As the criminal law stipulates penalties for offences to national flag and national emblem, violations regarding national anthem should also be incorporated with the passing of the new law," Wang Chaoying of the NPC Standing Committee's Legislative Affairs Commission said. According to the draft amendment, punishments for national flag and national emblem offences in public will also apply to acts of public disrespect to the national anthem. Punishment ranges from removal of political rights and public surveillance to criminal detention and imprisonment of up to three years. China's national anthem "March of the Volunteers" was penned by poet Tian Han and composed by Nie Er. It was chosen as the national anthem in 1949. SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

India's BSE index falls, but posts biggest monthly gain since March 2016

Tuesday, October 31 2017

India's BSE index falls, but posts biggest monthly gain since March 2016

India's BSE index falls, but posts biggest monthly gain since March 2016 India's BSE index falls, but posts biggest monthly gain since March 2016 Source : Last 16:00 hrs Oct 31 (Reuters) - India's BSE index edged lower on Tuesday as investors booked profits in recent gainers, but posted its biggest monthly gain since March 2016 after the government announced a plan last week to inject capital into state-run lenders. The BSE benchmark index closed down 0.16 percent at 33,213.13, but gained 6.2 percent for the month, its biggest such gain since March 2016. The broader NSE index ended 0.27 percent lower at 10,335.30. It gained 5.6 percent for the month, its biggest monthly gain in three. For midday report, click (Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair) SEARCH

UPDATE 1-European shares hold at five-month highs as BP buoys oil stocks

Tuesday, October 31 2017

UPDATE 1-European shares hold at five-month highs as BP buoys oil stocks

UPDATE 1-European shares hold at five-month highs as BP buoys oil stocks UPDATE 1-European shares hold at five-month highs as BP buoys oil stocks Source : Last 16:00 hrs * STOXX 600 up 0.2 pct * BP jumps after Q3 results, share buy-back * Earnings boost Ryanair, Croda, SCA * BNP Paribas FICC trading disappoints (Adds quotes and detail, updates prices) By Kit Rees LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - European stocks held at five-month highs on Tuesday, supported by a jump in the shares of oil company BP, which announced buoyant earnings and a share buy-back programme. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.2 percent by 0949 GMT. Euro zone blue chips also gained 0.2 percent. Spain's IBEX built on the previous session's gain, rising 0.7 percent as political tensions eased after Spain took over direct rule of Catalonia. Trading was generally muted with Germany's stock market closed for a holiday and investors waiting for key monetary policy decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England. Shares in heavyweight oil major BP jumped more than 3 percent to their highest level since July 2014 after its third- quarter profit beat expectations. It also announced a share buy-back programme. "We were expecting this to begin some time in 2018 and today's announcement is a very positive surprise," analysts at UBS said in a note. Energy shares were up 1.3 percent on the day, but the sector has struggled in 2017 and is down slightly year to date. Analysts at Barclays said that both Global Active and European Active funds were still underweight the energy sector. "As we head into year-end and early 2018 we expect yet more evidence to emerge of the re-set that the oil industry has gone through," analysts at Barclays said in a note. "With the energy sector offering close to the highest premium of dividends to the market for nearly 30 years, this should in turn lead to a re-rating," Barclays analysts added. Ryanair results were also well-received, with the budget airline's shares up more than 5 percent after it maintained its full-year profit guidance. Chemicals maker Croda gained 3.6 percent after a trading update. Swedish forest products company Svenska Cellulosa jumped 4.9 percent after beating expectations . Swiss toilet and plumbing supplies maker Geberit led declines on the STOXX, falling 5.5 percent after third- quarter sales and earnings missed expectations. BNP Paribas lost the most among banks, falling 3.3 percent after posting its results. Traders pointed out a disappointing performance in its markets business. Barclays and Deutsche Bank have also struggled, with volatility low and interest rates at record lows. "This is very much industry-wide, and it is down predominantly to the low volatility that we're seeing in the markets," said Jonathan Roy, advisory investment manager at Charles Hanover Investments, said. "These trading operations are starting to feel the pinch." So far, more than 40 percent of MSCI Europe companies have reported results for the third quarter, of which 65 percent have either beat or met expectations, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S data. Financials and tech are sectors stand out for their large proportion of beats. (Reporting by Kit Rees; editing by Sujata Rao, Larry King) SEARCH

SE Asia Stocks-Vietnam sheds nearly 1 pct; Thailand gains for 6th session

Tuesday, October 31 2017

SE Asia Stocks-Vietnam sheds nearly 1 pct; Thailand gains for 6th session

SE Asia Stocks-Vietnam sheds nearly 1 pct; Thailand gains for 6th session SE Asia Stocks-Vietnam sheds nearly 1 pct; Thailand gains for 6th session Source : Last 16:00 hrs By Devika Syamnath Oct 31 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stocks were largely subdued on Tuesday after data showed China's factory growth slowed more than expected in October, with Vietnam dropping nearly 1 percent, while Thailand gained for the sixth session on strong industrial output data. In Vietnam, real estate developer FLC Faros Constructions fell 4.6 percent after briefly touching a record high earlier in the session, dragging the main index. The builder said its third-quarter net profit fell 20.8 percent, year over year. "A purely speculative stock in the Vietnamese market that has been going up ceiling after ceiling in the last week-and-a-half has become one of the largest companies on the stock market and so has an exaggerated impact on the index," said Fiachra Mac Cana, head of research at Ho Chi Minh Securities. Singapore shares closed down 0.1 percent, with the city-state's largest mobile network operator Singtel pulling down the index. The index gained 4.8 percent this month, after two straight months of losses. "Southeast Asian markets fared mixed as the fall in China PMI numbers... affected the economies with strong trade ties with China namely Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam," said Redza Rahman, head of research at MDIF. Growth in China's manufacturing sector cooled more than expected in October in the face of tighter pollution rules that are forcing many steel mills, smelters and factories to curtail production over the winter. Meanwhile, Thai shares closed 0.2 percent higher, buoyed by industrials and energy stocks. Thailand's industrial output rose for a third straight month in September on an annual basis, beating forecasts. The country's October inflation data is due on Wednesday. Airports of Thailand rose 1.7 percent, while renewable energy company Energy Absolute surged 8.1 percent. The Thai index has risen nearly 3 percent this month, marking its fifth straight monthly gain. Indonesian shares snapped three straight sessions of declines to close 0.5 percent firmer. The index has risen 1.8 percent this month, its ninth straight monthly gain. Bank Central Asia, the country's largest lender by market value, led the gains and rose 2.3 percent, while Chandra Asri Petrochemical surged 7 percent. The Philippine stock market was closed on Tuesday and will remain shut on Wednesday on account of public holidays. For Asian Companies click; SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS Change on day Market Current Previous Pct Move close Singapore 3374.08 3375.97 -0.06 Bangkok 1721.37 1718.66 0.16 Jakarta 6005.784 5974.077 0.53 Kuala Lumpur 1747.92 1748.35 -0.02 Ho Chi Minh 837.28 845.2 -0.94 Change on year Market Current End 2016 Pct Move Singapore 3374.08 2880.76 17.12 Bangkok 1721.37 1542.94 11.56 Jakarta 6005.784 5296.711 13.39 Kuala Lumpur 1747.92 1641.73 6.47 Ho Chi Minh 837.28 664.87 25.93 (Reporting by Devika Syamnath; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri) SEARCH

Sensex falls, but posts biggest monthly gain since March 2016

Tuesday, October 31 2017

Sensex falls, but posts biggest monthly gain since March 2016

Sensex falls, but posts biggest monthly gain since March 2016 Sensex falls, but posts biggest monthly gain since March 2016 Source : Last 16:06 hrs Mumbai: The BSE Sensex edged lower on Tuesday as investors booked profits in recent gainers, but posted its biggest monthly gain since March 2016 after the government announced a plan last week to inject capital into state-run lenders. The benchmark Sensex closed down 0.16 percent at 33,213.13, but gained 6.2 percent for the month, its biggest such gain since March 2016. The broader NSE Nifty ended 0.27 percent lower at 10,335.30. It gained 5.6 percent for the month, its biggest monthly gain in three. SEARCH

US STOCKS-Futures higher with earnings, Fed in focus

Tuesday, October 31 2017

US STOCKS-Futures higher with earnings, Fed in focus

US STOCKS-Futures higher with earnings, Fed in focus US STOCKS-Futures higher with earnings, Fed in focus 17:00 hrs * Futures up: Dow 35 pts, S&P 4 pts, Nasdaq 14.75 pts By Sruthi Shankar Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday following a fresh set of earnings reports, while investors waited for an announcement on the new Federal Reserve head. * President Donald Trump is likely to pick Fed Governor Jerome Powell as the next head of the U.S. central bank, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. * Powell is seen as more dovish than other contenders such as Stanford University economist John Taylor. Trump is expected to announce his decision on Thursday. * The Federal Open Market Committee kicks off its two-day meeting in Washington to discuss interest rates. * The central bank is likely to hold back from raising rates after the meeting, with economists expecting a hike only in December, according to a Reuters poll. * With more than half the S&P 500 components reported, third-quarter earnings are expected to have climbed 6.7 percent, up from an expectation of 5.9-percent growth at the start of October, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. * Pfizer gained 1.71 percent premarket after the largest U.S. drugmaker's third-quarter profit more than doubled. * Mondelez jumped nearly 6 percent after the Oreo maker reported better-then-expected profit and revenue as demand for its key brands rose in Europe and Latin America and the company cut costs. * WellCare Health Plans jumped 3 percent after the health insurer said its profit more than doubled. * Wall Street pulled back from record-high territory on Monday, weighed down by a drop in Merck shares and a report that U.S. lawmakers are discussing a gradual phase-in of much-anticipated corporate tax cuts. * Also rattling the market on Monday was news that Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and another aide, Rick Gates, with money laundering. * A Conference Board report due at 10:00 a.m. ET (1400 GMT) is expected to show that its consumer confidence index rose to a reading of 121 in October from 119.8 in September. * Qualcomm was down 4.4 percent after Reuters reported that Apple has designed iPhones and iPads that would drop chips supplied by Qualcomm. Futures snapshot at 6:50 a.m. ET: * Dow e-minis were up 35 points, or 0.15 percent, with 13,464 contracts changing hands. * S&P 500 e-minis were up 4 points, or 0.16 percent, with 60,901 contracts traded. * Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 14.75 points, or 0.24 percent, on volume of 14,601 contracts. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila) SEARCH

iPhone X coming to Airtel online store on Nov 3. - umagz.in

Tuesday, October 31 2017

iPhone X coming to Airtel online store on Nov 3. - umagz.in

technology iPhone X coming to Airtel online store on Nov 3. In a bid to compete against the Reliance Jio which recently introduced buyback offers on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone, Bharti Airtel is bringing the iPhone X to its online store from November 3. The telecom operator will offer iPhone X bundled along with some Airtel plans on its newly launched online store. “A mad scramble for the device is expected amongst the die-hard iPhone loyalists in India. And given limited stocks of iPhone X available globally, the Airtel Online Store will be amongst the handful of platforms in India for the early birds to get their hands on the device,” a senior executive told. Airtel has not commented on this yet. The move aims to take on Jio that offers up to 70 per cent buyback on Apple’s latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Buyer can enroll for the buyback by entering the IMEI number and phone number for your iPhone. The offer is applicable for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X bought from RRL Store, Jio.com, MyJio or Amazon.in. Airtel on Monday also announced a new 4G smartphone in partnership with domestic mobile devices manufacturing company Celkon. The smartphone is called Celkon Smart 4G and will effectively cost Rs 1,349. The Celkon Smart 4G is a full touchscreen 4G smartphone with a cuurrent market price of about Rs 3500. The phone comes with a 4-inch touchscreen is a powered by Android Marshmallow. The dual SIM Smart 4G is backed by a 1500mAh battery and powered by 1.3 GhZ quad core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage that’s expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. A 3.2MP camera on front and 2MP front camera is given. Source : https://goo.gl/pNm6e5

Nine bodies with two severed heads found in Tokyo flat, one arrested

Tuesday, October 31 2017

Nine bodies with two severed heads found in Tokyo flat, one arrested

Nine bodies with two severed heads found in Tokyo flat, one arrested Nine bodies with two severed heads found in Tokyo flat, one arrested Source : Last Updated: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 13:37 hrs Tokyo : Japanese police have found nine bodies, including two with severed heads, in cold storage containers at a flat here while investigating the disappearance of a woman, the media reported on Tuesday. A 27-year-old man, Takahiro Shiraishi, who lives in the apartment in Zama, south of Tokyo, was arrested on suspicion of disposing of the bodies, broadcaster NHK reported. The police found the two bodies minus the heads inside a cool box at the entrance of the apartment. The bodies of eight females and one male, in varying stages of decomposition, were found in large cool boxes in the apartment, Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported. Shiraishi told police he had killed the nine and hidden their bodies. "I killed them and did some work on the bodies in order to hide the evidence." A next door neighbour of the suspect said he had started smelling strange odours from the flat after Shiraishi moved in in August, NHK reported. Police made the grisly discovery while looking for a 23-year-old woman who had been missing since October 21. Investigators found that Shiraishi had been in contact with her after she wrote online that she wanted to commit suicide. SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

Court orders freezing of company shares owned by Sharif's sons

Tuesday, October 31 2017

Court orders freezing of company shares owned by Sharif's sons

Court orders freezing of company shares owned by Sharif's sons Court orders freezing of company shares owned by Sharif's sons Source : 13:45 hrs [Pakistan], Oct.31 (ANI): An accountability court on Tuesday ordered the freezing of company shares owned by the two sons of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the Express Tribune, shares in six companies owned by Hassan and Hussain Nawaz were ordered frozen. The court directed the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to freeze these shares after taking into account details presented in a report submitted by NAB prosecutor Afzal Qureshi. The case will next be heard on November 14. Non-bailable warrants of arrest were issued for Hassan and Hussain earlier this month for failing to appear before the court. Last month, NAB filed four corruption references against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar with the accountability court. The references were prepared in light of the July 28 judgement of the Supreme Court in the Panamagate case. (ANI with inputs) SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

Chennai schools, colleges shut today; city to receive more rainfall

Tuesday, October 31 2017

Chennai schools, colleges shut today; city to receive more rainfall

Chennai schools, colleges shut today; city to receive more rainfall Chennai schools, colleges shut today; city to receive more rainfall Source : SIFY 13:24 hrs Chennai : Heavy rains continue to lash Chennai since Monday morning with several parts of the city being waterlogged. Schools and colleges remained shut as the weather department predicted heavy to very heavy rains in the city and other parts of Tamil Nadu. Several places like Anna Nagar, Medavakkam, OMR are witnessing traffic snarls and jammed roads due to waterlogging. Owing to a cyclone formation over the Bay of Bengal, the weather department has issued an alert for the coastal districts of heavy rainfall. — (@vikatan) October 31, 2017 Residents have complained of the sewage mixing with the rainwater adding to the troubles. They also fear the increasing dengue fevers from contaminated water. Another issue that troubles the minds of the people is the patched electrical cable works with hanging wires that has left several parts of the city into darkness and bring a fear of rise in accidents due to electrocution. "Chennai records the highest rainfall of the year and again typical rainy start expected while we go to office today. South Chennai, OMR, Tambaram belt could see heavy rains. Other parts of Chennai too will get rains," predicts Pradeep John, Tamil Nadu's weatherman. As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, hefty showers are expected to continue for at least three to four days, which means until November 4. However, the rains come as a good news to the Chennai residents, who have faced water shortage for many months now. Chennai rain helpline: 1913; 044-25367823 | 044-25384965 | 044-25383694 SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features