PALO ALTO, CA – OCTOBER 25: The scoreboard at Stanford Stadium shows the Stanford Cardinal taking a big lead against the Oregon State Beavers on October 25, 2014 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. Stanford won 38-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Stanford’s 2018 football team began its season on Friday night. The Cardinal had little difficulty with its Week 1 opponent, knocking off San Diego State, 31-10, to improve to 1-0 on the season.The crowd, unfortunately, was not at peak performance for Stanford’s Week 1 game. It was kind of embarrassing, actually.There were thousands of empty seats at Stanford Stadium, especially at kickoff.It wasn’t the best of looks for the Pac-12 and College Football Playoff hopefuls.#49ers DL Solomon Thomas serves as honorary captain for No. 13 Stanford’s opener against San Diego St in front of a not so large crowd pic.twitter.com/I7Pmq2roDf— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) September 1, 2018CFP organizers are counting on Bay Area fans to get excited for the national title game in Santa Clara.Here is the crowd five minutes before kickoff of a ranked team’s season opener 25 minutes away. pic.twitter.com/IDMQ5D08u6— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 1, 2018It’s unfortunate that a team of Stanford’s caliber didn’t have better fan support for its Week 1 game. Hopefully it improves going forward.The Cardinal are set to take on No. 15 USC at home next weekend.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to hear a PIL seeking identification and deportation of all illegal immigrants and infiltrators including Bangladesh nationals and Rohingyas.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta took note of submission of lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay that his plea, which was filed in 2017, be listed for an urgent hearing. “It would be listed for hearing on July 9,” the bench, which also comprised Justice Deepak Gupta, said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Upadhyay, in his plea, has also favoured the Centre’s stand to identify and deport to Myanmar around 40,000 illegal Rohingya Muslims staying here. The plea has sought a direction to the Centre and the state governments to identify, detain and deport all illegal migrants and infiltrators, including Bangladesh nationals and Rohingyas. “The large-scale illegal migrants, particularly from Myanmar and Bangladesh, have not only threatened the demographic structure of bordering districts but have seriously impaired the security and national integration, particularly in the present circumstances,” the plea said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe plea alleged there was an organised influx of illegal immigrants from Myanmar through agents and touts facilitating illegal immigrants Rohingyas via Benapole-Haridaspur and Hilli (West Bengal), Sonamora (Tripura), Kolkata and Guwahati. “This situation is seriously harming the national security of the country,” it said. The apex court is also seized of a separate plea of two Rohingya immigrants, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, and the plea said that Rohingyas had taken refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar due to widespread discrimination, violence and bloodshed against the community there. Former RSS ideologue and Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan leader K N Govindacharaya had also moved the Supreme Court seeking to intervene in the pending PIL filed by Rohingyas. He had opposed the plea of two Rohingya refugees saying they are a burden on country’s resources and pose a serious threat to national security.
by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 29, 2013 6:29 pm MDT CPP Investment Board buys share of Brazilian shopping centre company for $480M AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire a 27.6 interest in Brazil’s Aliansce Shopping Centers S.A.The US$480 million deal with General Growth Properties Inc. is expected to close in fall 2013.“Acquiring an interest in Aliansce allows us to gain scale in a key target segment with a diversified portfolio of high-quality, modern shopping centres located throughout Brazil including the economically dominant southeast and fast-growing northeast regions,” said Peter Ballon, vice-president and head of real estate investments for CPPIB in the Americas.“We look forward to working with Aliansce’s experienced management team, whom we know well, as we look to expand our retail platform in Brazil.”Aliansce owns, manages and develops enclosed shopping centres in Brazil, and has a portfolio of 17 assets and two development projects located in various regions across the country including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador.Prior to this transaction, CPPIB held a real estate portfolio in Brazil valued at more than C$900 million. The portfolio includes interests in retail and office properties.The CPP Investment Board is a professional investment management organization based in Toronto that invests money not needed by the Canada Pension Plan to pay benefits. The CPP fund currently totals some $183.3 billion.