New Delhi: Shares of ICICI Bank on Monday jumped nearly 5 per cent after the company reported a standalone net profit of Rs 1,908 crore for the first quarter ended June 30. The scrip gained 4.62 per cent to Rs 434.70 on the BSE. At the NSE, shares went up by 4.71 per cent to Rs 435.35. The bank had posted a net loss of Rs 120 crore in the same quarter a year ago. Total income on standalone basis in the reported quarter rose to Rs 21,405.50 crore from Rs 18,574.17 crore a year earlier, the bank had said in a regulatory filing on Saturday. The lender witnessed an improvement in asset quality as gross non-performing assets (NPAs) fell to 6.49 per cent of the gross advances by the end of June 2019, from 8.81 per cent a year ago. Net NPAs were 1.77 per cent, down from 4.19 per cent a year ago.
AS Monaco manager Thierry Henry has backed the club’s decision to appoint Bouabdellah Tahri as a member of the medical staffThe Monégasques have brought in the former distance runner in order to aid the players with mental preparation and their respective injury problems as they bid to turn around their disastrous start to the 2018/19 campaign.Currently, Monaco are 19th in Ligue 1 with just three wins from their opening 16 matches.Henry’s own arrival as the new head coach has done little to change their fortunes with Monaco winning just two games under the Arsenal legend.Now Henry hopes the appointment of a 2009 World Championship bronze medallist will have the desired impact.“I didn’t know him personally, but I think it is a good thing for the club,” said Henry, according to Fox Sports.“We know what he achieved in his professional career. It’s great for the club, he’s not the only one who just joined us in Monaco.“Every team needs it. We had one at Arsenal, one at Barcelona, they are everywhere. That’s it.”Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…Monaco will take a trip to the Groupama Stadium on Sunday to face Lyon, who are fourth in Ligue 1 and qualified for the Champions League knockout stages on Wednesday by drawing 1-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk.And Henry is well aware of the challenge that awaits his Monaco side in what will be their first Ligue 1 game for two weeks after last weekend’s fixture against OGC Nice was postponed due to riots in Paris.“We have to play this game now,” added Henry.“Winning two games in a row is just anecdotal. You know that we couldn’t play our game against Nice and it may have been better for us to have another win.“That’s what I would have hoped for. We’ll play away once again. It’s going to be a tough game in Lyon.“It is never easy to play them away especially when they just went through in Champions League.”The Lyon-Monaco game will begin at 21:00 (CET) on Sunday.
Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente was named the Man of the Match following his stunning goal in the Club World Cup final on SaturdayLos Blancos stormed to a 4-1 win in Abu Dhabi over local team Al Ain with goals from Luka Modric, Llorente, Sergio Ramos and an own goal from Yahya Nader.But Llorente’s stunning 25-yard half-volley was what drew praise from pundits in the end – in what was also his first professional goal.The 23-year-old academy graduate was then named the Man of the Match for his performance as Real secured a record fourth Club World Cup title.“I am thrilled to have scored my first Real Madrid goal, it’s great that it came at this level in a final,” Llorente told the club website.“We were hoping for this result. We worked all week, were tough in defense and showed ferocity in attack, that’s what fans want.“There were chances and we could have had more goals. We are leaving here champions with the trophy in our hands”.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.He added: “In football and in life things change in the blink of an eye. That is why you have to work hard, never give up and take your chances when they come up”.“When things like that come off, you have to be very happy. You don’t always win finals nor do you always score goals, at least in my case.“Scoring a goal to help the team is the best feeling and I’m very happy. The goal came from a corner and I said this is mine.“It’s dedicated to my family, my friends and my girlfriend. I’m now going to celebrate with them”.Gareth Bale was named the Golden Ball winner of the tournament.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is seen taking in doa at an Iftar she hosted for different political parties at her official Ganabhaban residence on MondayAwami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said democracy in Bangladesh now stands on a solid ground with the economy being strong enough.”Bangladesh is marching forward. Our democracy now stands on a solid base while the economy is strong enough,” she told an iftar party hosted in honour of the leaders of different political parties at her official Ganobhaban residence.The prime minister said Bangladesh has entered the era of a developing country and its continuation has to be maintained.Sheikh Hasina said the government will ensure people’s improved lifestyle through implementing Vision-2021. “We’ll ensure education in all houses,” she said.About the launching of satellite Bangabandhu-1 into the orbit, she said Bangladesh has set its footprint in the areas of sea, air, space and nuclear.Mentioning that there was scarcity of everything in the country once upon a time, the prime minister said the Awami League government through its pragmatic steps banished this scarcity.She said the government will build the country imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War. “We’ll make the country free from hunger and poverty as dreamt by the father of the nation.”Earlier, the prime minister went round different tables set for the guests, exchanged pleasantries with them and enquired about their wellbeing.Before the iftar, a munajat was offered seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.Prayers were also offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other martyrs of the 15 August carnage and the martyrs of the liberation war as well as long life and good health of Sheikh Hasina.Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, leader of the opposition in parliament Raushon Ershad, Jatiya Party chairman and the prime minister’s special emissary HM Ershad, finance minister AMA Muhith, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, LGRD and cooperatives minister Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, social welfare minister Rashed Khan Menon, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Bangladesh Nationalist Alliance leader Nazmul Huda and Samyabadi Dal leader Dilip Barua attended the iftar party.Besides, other ministers, advisers to the prime minister, MPs, senior leaders of Awami League, Jatiya Party, Jatiya Party (Manju), Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal and Workers Party were present.
Share Courtesy Adrienne CorreaA diver studies coral reefs at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.Scientists think the Tax Day Floods in 2016 had a negative impact on the Flower Garden Banks, a diverse ecosystem of coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. So, Hurricane Harvey must have been even worse on them, right? Not necessarily.Researchers from NOAA and several Texas universities have studied the coral reefs in the Gulf, and, so far, they haven’t seen the same kind of damage from all the freshwater runoff after Harvey that they saw in the months following the 2016 floods.Several months after the Tax Day Floods, there was a mass mortality event on the reef, according to Adrienne Correa, an assistant professor of ecology and evolution at Rice University. But researchers like her are still trying to learn exactly what caused it. The cause could’ve been all the fresh water from the floods disturbing the salty conditions the coral need to thrive – or something else.So, in October, when Correa and other researchers took water samples and dove down to the Flower Garden Banks, they thought maybe they’d see a similar result. But that was not the case.But why not? Correa says further study is still needed. She and other scientists are busy analyzing their samples from the site. But, she says wind and ocean circulation patterns could’ve kept all that fresh water from getting to the banks this time.She said scientists have much better data leading up to and after Harvey compared to the Tax Day Floods. So, they can compare the two events and better determine if certain microbial signatures match up and learn exactly what caused the 2016 mortality event.Courtesy Adrienne CorreaA researcher prepares to dispatch machinery to take water samples from the Flower Garden Banks coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.Regardless of the cause, it’s important to keep tabs on the health of the Flower Garden Banks because they’re some of the highest coral-cover reefs left in the Atlantic and Gulf. They harbor some of the most diverse marine life species in the ocean, and they’re important to many industries – such commercial fishing and diving. And she says problems could still surface in the coming months. If all that fresh water from Harvey had come down on the Flower Garden Banks, the outcome could’ve been dire.Correa and Dr. Michelle Johnson from the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary talk with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen about the health of the site after Harvey.