Amitabh Bachchan denies buying IPL stakes

first_imgAmitabh Bachchan denies buying IPL stakesThis comes after there were reports that the Bachchan family had approached Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals with proposals to buy stakes in the franchises.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 00:39 IST Amitabh Bachchan said reports of him buying IPL stakes are not true. (Photo: Reuters)Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has denied that his family was interested in picking equity stake in any of the franchises of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).”This news is incorrect,” Bachchan told IANS when asked about media reports on the issue.Earlier, there were reports that the Bachchans had approached the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals with proposals to buy stakes in the franchises.While the talks with three-time champions CSK were reportedly unsuccessful, discussions with the Rajasthan Royals did not progress beyond the first round.Interestingly, the Bachchan family already has stakes in Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC and Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers.ALSO READ | IPL 2019 Auction: 8 teams spend Rs 106.80 crore on 60 playersALSO READ | IPL 2019 likely to be scheduled early to give India pre-World Cup restFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMukesh Rawat Tags :Follow Indian Premeir LeagueFollow Amitabh Bachchanlast_img read more

Port of Rotterdam’s Turnover Up, Profit Down

first_imgzoom The Dutch Port of Rotterdam has reported an increase of 2.6 percent in turnover to EUR 676.9 million (USD 736.1 million) in 2015, mainly attributed to a 4.9 percent rise in the throughput of goods as a result of which the port received more port dues.Despite the growth in turnover, the port said that profits fell by 1.7 percent to EUR 211.6 million due to the redemption of a long-term loan, which has reduced the debt accumulated due to the construction of Maasvlakte 2.“Our financial situation shows a positive development. For the second consecutive year after the construction of Maasvlakte 2 the cash flow is positive, which allows us to continue to invest in the port and at the same time improve our debt position. The fact that our revenues have not increased to the same extent as the throughput shows that we are making an effort to keep Rotterdam attractive for business,” Chief Financial Officer, Paul Smits, said.Overall, operating revenues in the port of Rotterdam increased by 2.6 percent to EUR 676.9 million, while operating expenses rose by 3.3 percent to EUR 133.6 million.The increase in operating expenses is mainly attributed to higher costs for the management and maintenance of port infrastructure and investments in innovations such as PortXL and SmartPort.The port’s investment portfolio for the coming years includes the diversion of approximately 4 km of the Port Railway Line via the Theemsweg.last_img read more

Carers in the sandwich generation forced to act as nurses

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. More than 40,000 people caring for a cancer sufferer are now having to fulfil core nursing tasks such as administering medicine and changing dressings, new data reveals.The cohort of people performing these roles has expanded by over quarter in the last five years, according to Macmillan Cancer Support. Too often this sandwich generation of carers find themselves pulled in every directionLynda Thomas, Macmillan Chief Executivecenter_img They charity estimates they now form part of a 110,000-strong “sandwich generation” of carers who are faced with looking after both a parent with cancer and their own children, almost nine in ten of whom are also juggling a job.The new report was based on research among almost 900 cancer carers and found that many suffer mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.Cancer carers are now spending an average of 17.5 hours a week looking after someone with the illness, the report found, an increase of 2.5 hours since 2011.The proportion of carers now involved in helping with healthcare tasks, such as giving medication, has also gone to 38 per cent from 28 per cent in 2011.Lynda Thomas, Macmillan chief executive, said: “Too often this sandwich generation of carers find themselves pulled in every direction by a physically and emotionally draining juggling act that can cause their finances to come under pressure, their working lives to suffer and their own health to bear the brunt.”last_img read more