10 months agoMourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hire

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hireby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho is being blamed for the delays at Manchester United over their intention to appoint a first ever technical director.The Independent says United have no plans to replace Mourinho at present and remain supportive. However, there is growing frustration at United, with one discussion centring on whether Mourinho wants the club to appoint a director of football and what the remit would be.United want to make the appointment, which would be the first in their history, and accept that it is now a necessary role and they are out of step with their rivals.While Mourinho is not believed to be against the idea there is a belief that it will be hard to make an appointment that he will be satisfied with.It may mean that United have to delay their plans until Mourinho leaves – whether that is next summer, or even before then, or when his deal (which he has the option to extend for another 12 months) – expires in 2020.It is even understood that some candidates to be director of football are unsure as to whether they would want to take over at present. last_img read more

India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj most expensive Indian bowler on ODI debut

first_imgIndia vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj most expensive Indian bowler on ODI debut2nd ODI in Adelaide, India (97/1 in 17 overs; Rohit Sharma 40*, Virat Kohli 20*), need 202 runs more vs Australia (298/9 in 50 overs). Mohammed Siraj conceded 76 runs off his full quota of 10 overs during the ongoing second ODI between India and Australia on Tuesday.advertisement Rohan Sen AdelaideJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 14:23 IST Mohammed Siraj became the 225th player to represent India in ODIs (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Siraj conceded 76 runs off his full quota of 10 overs without taking a wicketSiraj’s economy rate of 7.60 is the worst by an Indian bowler on debut in ODIsKarsan Ghavri holds the Indian record for conceding the most runs on ODI debut – 83 in 11 oversAustralia vs India 2nd ODI in AdelaideFull ScorecardBrief Scores: India (97/1 in 17 overs; Rohit Sharma 40*, Virat Kohli 20*), need 202 runs more vs Australia (298/9 in 50 overs).Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj had a horror debut for India in ODI cricket on Tuesday as Australia posted a challenging total after opting to bat first at the Adelaide Oval.Siraj went wicketless in his full quota of 10 overs and conceded 76 runs in the process, which is the second-worst debut for an Indian bowler. Karsan Ghavri holds the record for conceding 83 runs in 11 overs on his ODI debut against England at the Lord’s cricket ground in 1975.Siraj, who came into the team as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah, was subjected to numerous trolls on social media after his performance with the ball.The 24-year-old Hyderabad pacer, who was included in the playing XI in this game in place of Khaleel Ahmed, also recorded the worst economy rate (7.60) by an Indian bowler on debut beating Ghavri’s 7.54.But he wasn’t the only bowler who suffered at the hands of the Aussie batsmen in the match as the hosts posted a challenging 298 for 9 in their full quota of 50 overs after Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat.For Australia, Shaun Marsh followed up by his half-century in the first game by smashing 131 runs off 123 balls with 11 boundaries and three sixes. This was his seventh hundred in the format.Marsh was ably supported by Glenn Maxwell, who made a 37-ball 48, as the duo added 94 runs for the sixth wicket. Before that Marsh had three fifty-run partnerships with Usman Khawaja (21), Peter Handscomb (20) and Marcus Stoinis (29).advertisementA cracking pull shot from Shaun Marsh for his first boundary of the arvo.Stream live via Kayo HERE: https://t.co/3fNQjC4Hmh #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/2f1onbmxugcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2019For the visitors, Bhuvneshwar starred with the ball picking up four wickets, while Shami also contributed well with three scalps. Besides the excellent run out of Khawaja, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja also picked up one wicket.Kuldeep Yadav also struggled to stem the flow of runs and conceded runs at a strike rate of 6.60 without taking a wicket.Earlier in the day, Siraj became the 225th ODI player for India.Siraj had made three T20I appearances for India back in November of 2017 against New Zealand. He took three wickets from those games at an average of 49.33 and an economy rate of 12.33.Siraj has been top form with the ball in domestic cricket. In his last Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad against Punjab, he picked up seven wickets. He had also put in good performances against New Zealand A last year.Also Read | India vs Australia Live Score, 2nd ODI in AdelaideAlso Read | Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan 4th opening pair to go past 4000 runsAlso Read | Dhoni quick as a wink, Jadeja on fire in Adelaide heatFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mohammed SirajFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Adelaide ODIFollow Mohammed Siraj debutlast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, from Highway 102/118 Bridge, north for about five kilometres will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Nov. 7. Work takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mary Jane Riley Road Mary Jane Riley Road over Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for paving, pipe installation and guardrail work until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Eagle Drive Eagle Drive, from Salmon River Road to its end, will be closed for paving and sidewalk repairs until Wednesday, Nov. 30. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Exit 23A to Mary Jane Riley Road, will be reduced to one lane for reconstruction of ramps until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from about 5.5 kilometres east of Lakeshore Drive, west at Campbell’s Brook Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs, upgrading and paving until Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 NEW WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Fields Bridge Improvements are being made to the Fields Bridge on Shulie Road, but it will be open during construction. The work takes place until Nov. 15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: William’s Point Road William’s Point Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is in place. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Part of Exit 7 on Highway 125 will have a one-lane closure for construction of a new bridge until Aug. 31, 2012. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 PICTOU COUNTY: Porter Road Bridge Porter Road Bridge, 80 metres south from Elmfield Road, will be closed to replace timber deck and broken timer beams from Monday, Nov. 7, until Thursday, Nov. 10. Signed detour in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Lane Closures, Canso Causeway Traffic on Highway 104 on the Canso Causeway will be reduced to one lane from sunset to sunrise for guardrail installation and shoulder improvements. Traffic control staff and a pilot vehicle will guide drivers safely through the construction zone. Work is scheduled for completion on Thursday, Dec. 15. Please drive with extra care and patience during the construction period. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, for 6.5 kilometres from Campbell’s Road to south of Chishom Road, and River Deny’s Road, for about two kilometres from Trunk 19, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and asphalt repairs until Saturday, Nov. 26. A pilot vehicle and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour over the South Aspy River on the Cabot Trail, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104, Westbound Lanes The westbound lanes of Highway 104 in the Kemptown area are reduced to one lane from Exit 18 to Exit 18A for repaving and widening. Work will take place until Tuesday, Nov. 15 Drivers should travel with extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Howard Bridge Howard Bridge on Fountain Road, 700 metres west from Route 307, will be closed for repairs from Monday, Nov. 7, until Friday, Dec. 9. Signed detour in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194center_img HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 3 Traffic on sections of Trunk 3 from Boutiliers Point Road to the intersection of Route 333 will be reduced to one lane until Wednesday, Nov. 30, for repaving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. A pilot vehicle will guide drivers safely through the construction area. Delays are possible. Local Area Office: 902-835-3935 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mountain Bridge Mountain Bridge on the Mountain Road, near River Phillip, will be closed for repairs until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-477-7002 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Hurlburt Falls Bridge Hurlburt Falls Bridge on Lake Vaughan Road will be closed for repairs. It is expected to reopen Friday, Nov. 25. A marked detour is available. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 -30- CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, between Middle Country Harbour and Stormont, will have alternating lane closures for ditching, draining pipes, patching and paving until Tuesday, Nov. 15. Traffic control and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-533-4350 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hillside Road Sections of Hillside Road will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Nov. 15, for repaving north from the intersection of Route 327. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-769-2192 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 216 Route 216, from Trunk 4, west for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4, west from Lakeshore Drive, will be reduced to one lane until Thursday, Dec. 15. A pilot vehicle will be onsite. Travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane until Oct. 31 to construct a bailey bridge. A detour replaces the Lower South River bridge and approaches until Aug. 31, 2012. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10, from Crisp Road intersection south for 4.5 kilometres, and from West Dalhousie Road intersection south for 9.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement and paving until Friday, Nov. 25. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902- 825-4154 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) from about a half a kilometre south of Brazile Road for about 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for upgrading, planing and asphalt concrete patching until Friday, Nov. 25. Pilot vehicles and traffic control on site. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4771 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Leitches Creek Bridge Leitches Creek Bridge on Route 305 (Keltic Drive) will be closed for repairs until Friday, Nov. 18. Detour on Highway 125. Local Area Office: 902-563-2371 COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND COUNTIES: Folly Mountain Baseline Road, eight kilometres south of the Cumberland/Colchester county line, will be reduced to one lane for paving, gravelling and shouldering until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 KINGS COUNTY: Gladys Porter Bridge Gladys Porter Bridge in Port Williams is reduced to one lane for bridge rehabilitation until Monday, Nov. 14. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 CONTINUING WORKlast_img read more

Review committee will probe terrorist tag of Khudiram in Class VIII textbook

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department has formed a review committee to probe how freedom fighter Khudiram Bose has been dubbed as a revolutionary terrorist in the history book of Class VIII published by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE).During a question-answer session, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said in the Assembly on Tuesday that a review committee has been constituted under the leadership of Jiban Mukhopadhyay to carry out an inquiry into the incident. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe committee will submit a report within three months, on the basis of which the Education department will take a decision, Chatterjee said. The committee will fix accountability on how the mistakes had taken place in the history textbook published by the WBBSE. The review committee will check the facts, language and other aspects of the textbook. It was an opposition MLA, who had pointed out in the Assembly that Khudiram Bose was mentioned as a terrorist in the history book for Class VIII. The Education minister subsequently assured the House that the matter would be looked into. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaChatterjee said that if there is indeed any such mistake, it would be rectified after the report is submitted by the review committee. The committee will also conduct an assessment of the standard of the textbooks of Classes V to XII. It will also consider if the language of the textbooks can be made more lucid. The committee may make some recommendations to the department on the basis of its observation. “The committee will examine the matter and it may seek the observations of eminent historians on the matter and find out whether the allegation is true. Our department will take a decision on the issue after the review committee submits its report,” Chatterjee said. A similar incident had come to light in 2014, when the history textbook of Class VIII had described the activities of freedom fighters like Khudiram Bose, Jatindranath Mukherjee and Prafulla Chaki as “extremism and terrorism”.last_img read more

Search for Surrey murder suspect expands to Alberta

first_imgSURREY (NEWS 1130) – The search for a dangerous murder suspect that started in Surrey has been expanded to Alberta.Surrey homicide investigators are urging people to be on the lookout for Brandon Teixeira who has been charged with first degree murder and is considered dangerous.Teixeira is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10 man with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a snake tattoo on the left side of his chest and a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.BRANDON TEIXEIRA WANTED: 27-yr-old Brandon Teixeira remains at large. He is charged w/ 1st degree murder & a warrant has been issued. We believe he is still in the lower mainland but he has associates in Edmonton & Calgary. Call 911 immediately if you spot him. pic.twitter.com/kv5mcKo9p6— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) September 14, 2018Cpl. Frank Jang says that Texeira knows people in the Edmonton and Calgary areas, and asks those who live there to be on the lookout for him.“It is imperative that we find him, that we bring him in,” he said. “Our investigators and our partners are out there looking for him. They are putting themselves in harm’s way. We believe that Mr. Texeira is a danger to the public who may have access to weapons.”Jang said there was an unsuccessful attempt to arrest Sept. 5 in the Country Woods area of Surrey.“Essentially we have a man who’s has been charged with murder out somewhere in the community, and so we need to apprehend him as soon as possible to hold him to account for his charge,” said Cpl. Frank Jang with IHIT.The victim was found by police with gunshot wounds and later died in the hospital. Just after the shooting, police recovered a vehicle in Langley after it was set on fire.Police are asking the public to call 911 immediately if they have information on his whereabouts. They can also call 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, or call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) to leave an anonymous tip.last_img read more

WHO Says Number of Ebola Cases Reached 2240

By Ismail ElouafiFez – The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Tuesday that the number of Ebola cases has increased to 2,240, with 1,229 ending in death. The WHO called again for an international health emergency to handle the spread of Ebola in West Africa. WHO is working with many international organizations such as U.N.’s World Food Program (WFP) to deliver food for people who are still in their houses protecting themselves from infection.WHO works also with the International Organization for Civil Aviation and International Federation of Air Transport with the hope to control the spread of the disease through a quick examination of all passengers passing from the airports of Ebola quarantine zones in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.The ongoing spread of Ebola in this region has pushed many to scramble towards investing to develop new treatment for the Ebola disease. According to The Hill, the United States has provided 4.1 million dollars to the drug maker BioCryst to produce the BCX4430 drug. read more

Ministry of Health Denounces Violence Against Health Professionals

By Dil BolaRabat – Three members of a patient’s family have attacked hospital staff at Mohammed V Hospital in El Jadida, vandalizing medical equipment.The latest in frequent and prevalent attacks on health professionals occurred in the coastal town of El Jadida, 100 kilometers southwest of Casablanca, on Thursday night. The family members were visiting a 16-year-old girl who had been admitted to the emergency department unconscious, according to a statement made by the emergency department.After examining the patient and determining she was stable, the department transferred the teenager to intensive care for more tests. During the visiting hours allocated by the hospital, three relatives of the patient not only assaulted staff members but also vandalized the room, including various pieces of medical equipment.Security guards intervened after one staff member’s shoulder was dislocated while nurses and a maid were under continuous assault. Sources told Lematin that guards attempted to “calm the aggressors” but came under attacked as well.The normal operations of the hospital were hindered, and other patients were endangered by the climate of panic. When police arrived, they apprehended one of the attackers and recorded evidence of the damage to open an investigation determining who was responsible.It is not the first time hospital staff have been attacked. A 2010 analysis on violence within emergency departments in Morocco published by the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology revealed the prevalence of such attacks. Although abuse is primarily exhibited verbally, physical violence remains significant specifically within emergency services departments.“Delay of consultation or care” is the primary cause of violence, according to the data released by the study. Acute drunkenness and neuropsychiatric disease have been allotted as the secondary, yet significant, causes of violence exhibited towards health professionals.The El Jadida incident prompted the Ministry of Health to release an official statement Friday condemning such acts. The ministry reiterated that the destruction of biomedical material and the endangerment of staff creates a climate of fear and panic which affects the essential services of the emergency department.The actions have been deemed “irresponsible” by the Ministry of Health, which affirmed its support for staff members who are frequent victims of attacks. The department has reassured the public they will take the necessary steps not only to prosecute the perpetrators but to eliminate such attacks, taking a zero tolerance stance toward all actions harming health professionals. read more

UN urges Africa to facilitate private investment in clean energy production

Experts estimate that unless stronger commitments are made to reverse current trends, half the population in sub-Saharan Africa will still be without electricity by 2030.The report produced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi to mark the Africa launch of the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, outlines how current obstacles to the scaling-up of sustainable energy solutions in Africa, such as the cost of electricity generation or difficult grid access, can be tackled.To meet the continent’s growing energy demands, the power sector in Africa needs to install an estimated 7,000 megawatts (MW) of new generation capacity each year, the report states, and argues that much of that can come from Africa’s wealth of untapped, domestic renewable resources. Cape Verde, Kenya, Madagascar, Sudan and Chad have particularly significant potential, the study says.According to the African Development Bank, Mauritania’s wind energy potential is almost four times its annual energy needs, while Sudan’s is equivalent to 90 per cent of its annual energy needs.“Accelerating and scaling-up sustainable energy for all will be key to realizing a transition to a low carbon, resource efficient ‘inclusive’ Green Economy,” said Achim Steiner, the UNEP Executive Director. He noted that an estimated 1.3 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity and 95 per cent of them live in Africa.“Yet the continent has abundant renewable resources that, with the right kind of public policies in place can unlock a new development future and light up the lives and the livelihoods of millions of people,’ he said.Mr. Steiner stressed that access to sustainable energy should be uppermost in the minds of delegates who will attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in June.Current barriers – that range from fossil fuel subsidies to the need for upfront financing – which have held back the massive sustainable energy production potential in Africa and elsewhere – should also be addressed during Rio+20.The study gives examples of how policy incentives can help reduce the higher costs associated with electricity generation from renewable sources and improve the competitiveness of investments in the sector, compared to traditional energy sources. In Kenya, a Government feed-in tariff introduced in 2008 to expand renewable energy power generation in the country, will give production incentives for an estimated additional energy generation capacity of 1300 megawatts, more than double Kenya’s present capacity, according to the report.Uganda’s dedicated renewable energy policy has been praised for developing an institutional infrastructure for management of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) that has successfully led to a spike in renewable energy activity.In a related development, a Nigerian radio journalist has won the UNEP’s Young Environmental Journalist Award (YEJA), beating over 120 entries from journalists across Africa. Ugochi Anyaka, 28, received her award at a special ceremony held during the 12th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council today in Nairobi. Her radio feature profiled a project in a low-income suburb of Abuja that manufactures briquettes from waste paper, in order to provide an alternative fuel to traditional firewood.Meanwhile, a ‘Foresight Panel’ of 400 leading scientists and experts meeting at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi yesterday called for complete overhaul of the way the planet is managed to tackle the challenges of global sustainability for its seven billion inhabitants.It concluded that the three leading issues facing the planet are aligning governance with the challenges of global sustainability; transforming human capabilities for the 21st century; and meeting global environmental challenges and moving towards a green economy. 21 February 2012Government policies that facilitate private sector investment in energy markets are crucial to help tap Africa’s massive renewable energy potential, which can fuel the continent’s poverty reduction efforts and put it on a path to sustainable development, according to a United Nations report released today. read more

UN refugee official to visit refugees in Chad Central African Republic

Kamel Morjane, Assistant High Commissioner in the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is expected to go first to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, to meet the CAR President, General Francois Bozize.He is likely to suggest that if the government would stabilize northern CAR, 40,000 CAR refugees, who fled to Chad to escape conflict earlier this year, could return home.He will also visit refugee camps where there are 36,700 people from Sudan, 10,400 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 1,880 from Chad, 265 from Rwanda, 65 from Burundi and a few from elsewhere.Next Tuesday he will meet President Idriss Deby of Chad in N’djamena, the Chadian capital, and later visit camps in the eastern region, to which 75,000 refugees escaped from fighting in the Darfur region of western Sudan.In the next few weeks, UNHCR said, it will begin to move these refugees from the volatile border region to sites deeper inside Chad. read more

2 Qualify for Junior High National Rodeo Photo Gallery

By Julie JohansenIn what the announcer called “Wasatch Lake,” 12 Emery junior high rodeo team members competed in the Junior High State Finals at the Wasatch County Fairgrounds in Heber City on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The shooting competition took place Thursday morning where Ryter Ekker earned second place and Kashley Rhodes finished ninth. Placing in the top four earns contestants a birth to nationals in South Dakota in July.The two rounds of arena events began with the first round on Thursday evening and Friday morning. The second round was on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Following these two rounds, the top 15 qualified to compete in the short go or finals on Saturday afternoon. The arena remained a mud bog for all performances with the rain falling intermittently throughout the three days. But, the show must go on, and everyone tried their hardest despite many mud baths.Those competing were Zeek Weber in ribbon roping and team roping; Shaynee Fox in girls’ breakaway and girls’ goats; Kinlee Jensen in girls’ breakaway, girls’ goats and ribbon roping; Race Gilbert in chute dogging, team roping and tie down roping; Zamne Magnuson in boys’ breakaway, ribbon roping and team roping; Stace Gilbert in boys’ breakaway, boys’ goats and team roping; Monty Christiansen in barebacks, bulls and saddle broncs; and Graycee Mills in barrels, girls’ breakaway, girls’ goats and poles.Mills qualified to compete at Nationals in girls’ breakaway as did Ryter Ekker in rifle shooting. Nationals will be hosted in Lebanon, South Dakota in July. read more

Stephen F Austin beats back DII St Edwards 7360

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Shannon Bogues scored 16 points and Stephen F. Austin fought off spirited Division II-member St. Edwards for a 73-60 win on Sunday.Karl Nicholas made a pair of free throws to put Stephen F. Austin (4-1) ahead 18-17 with 11:47 before halftime and the Lumberjacks never trailed again. But the Hilltoppers hung tough and kept it close and trailed 38-33 at halftime.SFA emerged from intermission and Jovan Grujic and Davonte Fitzgerald made a pair of jumpers, Kevon Harris had a layup and Nicholas threw down a dunk and the score was 46-33 at the 17:55 mark.Davonte Fitzgerald’s 3-pointer made it 60-45 with nine minutes left, and that triggered a 10-0 St. Edwards run as James Taylor scored half the points. But the Hilltoppers went cold and the Lumberjacks used a 13-5 run over the last 5 1/2 minutes to win it.Fitzgerald finished with 12 points and nine rebounds and Nicholas scored 12.Taylor led the Hilltoppers with 11 points, and though he was the lone player in double figures, St. Edwards had 11 players enter the scoring column.The Associated Press read more

Mohamed Salah given honorary citizenship of Chechnya by strongman ruler accused of

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. The Chechnya director for Russia’s oldest human rights group Memorial, Oyub Titiyev, was arrested in January and faces 10 years in jail for drugs, which he said were planted in his car by police.“If Titiev is not released, it’ll be a dark stain on FIFA. It’ll mean that FIFA hasn’t fully used its leverage with Russian authorities to do the right thing,” Ms Lokshina said. Mo Salaha receiving honour at gala dinner “It is unacceptable for a footballer who should talk about equality and acceptance of all people in football to receive an award from a man who rejects any equality and acceptance of LGBTi people, who is accused of persecuting gay people and human rights defenders,” Mr Agapov said. He has exploited the arrival of the international football star to boost his own standing, even dragging Mr Salah out of bed to show him off to thousands of adoring fans at the local stadium.Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch said Kadyrov was “using the World Cup to gloss over the staggering repressions in Chechnya”. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah  At least five died after Chechen authorities rounded up and tortured hundreds of gay men in a witch hunt last year. One victim said he was kept for 12 days in a cell “doused in blood” and repeatedly beaten with a club until he could no longer stand.Kadyrov told the BBC this month that these allegations were “made-up” and Chechnya does not have a single gay person. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah  Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been given honorary citizenship in Russia’s Chechnya republic by Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman ruler who has been accused of human rights violations including the widespread torture of gay men.Kadyrov handed Mr Salah a decree declaring him a citizen and pinned a medal on his chest at a dinner in honour of the Egypt team, who are training in Chechnya during the World Cup.“Mohamed Salah thanked us for our surprisingly warm and good hospitality, great affection for the team and excellent conditions for their stay and training,” Kadyrov, who was banned last year from his beloved Instagram, wrote on Russian social network VK. “I’m sure our Akhmat club and the Egypt team will at some point hold a friendly match in Grozny.”Human rights defenders have condemned the approval of Chechnya as a World Cup training base due to its crackdowns on LGBT people and activists.Alexander Agapov, president of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation, said he had questions for FIFA, the Egyptian football association, the Liverpool team and Mr Saleh about the dubious honour bestowed on him. Mo Salaha receiving honour at gala dinner read more

Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of worlds longestliving women

first_img Sunday 12 Mar 2017, 3:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/DONOT6_STUDIO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of world’s longest-living women “Because I come here, I don’t need to take any medicine,” said 82-year-old Oh Geum-Nyu. http://jrnl.ie/3273204 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/DONOT6_STUDIO 17,065 Views Share Tweet Email2 Mar 12th 2017, 3:00 PM WAVING WHITE POM POMS in the air, dozens of grey-haired cheerleaders in matching red and white uniforms hop and skip to K-pop music that fills the practice room.Halfway into their two-hour practice session, most of the elderly dancers are panting and sweating, but do not let their bad knees or back pain stop them from what they say is keeping them healthy and youthful.“Because I come here, I don’t need to take any medicine,” said 82-year-old Oh Geum-Nyu. “Although I’m ageing on the outside, this keeps me young at heart.”Oh is one of the oldest members of Cheer Mommy, a 30-member cheerleading squad with an average age of 75, based in Samcheok, on South Korea’s east coast.Life expectancy in Asia’s fourth-largest economy is accelerating rapidly, and for women born in 2030 it could stretch to nine decades on average, the longest in the world, according to research published in The Lancet medical journal.‘Second chapter’ Source: Shutterstock/DONOT6_STUDIOThe study by researchers at Imperial College London noted improved nutrition and broader access to health care as some of the reasons behind the phenomenon.Some South Korean experts also point to social factors behind longevity.“Their love for informal gatherings and forging new personal bonds can be a source of energy,” said Chung Soon-Dool, a social welfare professor at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul.Most South Korean women in their 60s and older spent much of the lives in a strongly patriarchal society where women were expected to stay at home and raise the children.Some are now embracing pursuits of their own choosing for the first time after retiring as the “caretaker”.“I was done raising my seven grandchildren when my friend told me about this place,” said Cheer Mommy member Ahn Young-Ja, 65.Lee Pal-Soon, 82, who also takes singing classes when she is not cheerleading, said she was enjoying the “second chapter” of her life after marrying off her five children.Some are choosing to keep their brains active by going back to school, such as 88-year-old Kim Soon-Sil, who is among some 370 students aged 60 and up studying at Ilsung Women’s School in Seoul.Kim, who grew up under Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule of Korea, had to leave school at 13 and it was not until seven decades later that she could fulfill her longing to continue her studies in history and English.“I can feel small changes to my health every day, but if my health permits, I want to enroll in university,” said Kim.Demographic crisisSouth Korea’s government has rolled out various welfare programmes to accommodate its rising senior population – its men are also set to become the world’s longest-lived, according to the Imperial College study – including opening more community centres and organising leisure activities for the elderly.But experts say the cost could become crippling in the face of a looming demographic crisis in the country with the world’s lowest birthrate.Around 6.5 million out of the country’s 50 million population were 65 years or older in 2015, and in the next 10 years, one out of five South Koreans will be retired, according to a Statistics Korea report in December.The country’s working age population started declining last year, it said, and by 2065 it will be overtaken by the number of retirees.“It’s the question of who will cover the increase in social security cost,” said Professor Chung. “It wouldn’t be a problem if the number of young people were also rising, but that’s not the case.”Authorities need to consider raising the retirement age, said Ha Jung-Hwa, social welfare professor at Seoul National University.“It’s important the government introduces new policies to keep healthy and skilled senior citizens longer in the job market,” she said.Cheer Mommy started out as a local authority leisure programme, but the elderly squad now regularly travels across the country to compete in national tournaments against rivals decades their juniors.With the youngest member aged 63, the choreography lacks dynamic stunts like back flips or somersaults. It takes them twice as long to remember the routines, and instructor Yoon Bok-Ja said: “They are slow like turtles but they don’t give up until they are perfect.”The bubbly grannies quickly changed into their next uniform – graffiti-printed jerseys, white tracksuit bottoms and black baseball caps – for a number set to Gangnam Style star Psy’s latest hit Daddy, chanting: “Hip hop! Youth! To 100 years!”- © AFP, 2017Read: ‘Parents protect children – but they deserve to know and understand what’s happening in the world’Read: These incredible 200-year-old Japanese prints are going on show in Dublin 5 Comments last_img read more

ISS le retour des spationautes reporté de 24H à cause du mauvais

first_imgISS : le retour des spationautes reporté de 24H à cause du mauvais tempsEn raison d’une météo incertaine au Kazakhstan, le retour sur Terre de la capsule du vaisseau Soyouz TMA-06M a été reporté de 24 heures. Elle doit ramener trois spationautes qui viennent de passer près de 6 mois à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). “Atterrissage reporté !”. C’est avec ces mots postés sur son compte Twitter que la NASA a annoncé jeudi soir que l’Américain Kevin Ford et les Russes Oleg Novitski et Evgueni Tarelkine ne rentreraient pas cette nuit sur Terre. Partis en octobre 2012, les trois spationautes viennent de passer près de six mois dans la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) et devaient effectuer leur grand retour vendredi matin au Kazakhstan.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreMais les conditions météorologiques prévues dans la zone où la capsule du vaisseau Soyouz TMA-06M doit arriver ont été jugées trop incertaines pour autoriser l’atterrissage. Les équipes ont donc choisi de reporter le désarrimage du vaisseau de l’ISS et son retour sur Terre. “Malheureusement, le mauvais temps nous a obligé à reporter de 24 heures l’atterrissage de l’équipage. Il s’agit d’une opération absolument normale”, a indiqué à RIA Novosti le directeur du centre russe de formation des cosmonautes, Sergueï Krikalev.Désormais, le planning prévoit donc un désarrimage à 19H43 EDT (soit 0H43 samedi heure française) et un retour à 11H06 EDT (2H06 heure française) dans une steppe kazakh située à proximité de la ville d’Arkalyk. Mais les météorologues russes continuent de surveiller les conditions météo au Kazakhstan avant que le feu vert ne soit donné et que le désarrimage n’ait lieu. 144 jours passés à bord de l’ISS Au total, Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitski et Evgueni Tarelkine auront passé 144 jours à bord de l’ISS, où ils ont côtoyé deux expéditions différentes. Il s’agissait du second vol spatial pour l’Américain âgé de 52 ans et du tout premier pour les deux Russes âgés respectivement de 40 et 38 ans. Avec leur retour, l’astronaute et les deux cosmonautes laissent seuls à bord de la station le Canadien Chris Hadfield, devenu commandant, l’Américain Tom Marshburn et le Russe Roman Romanenko.  Le 15 mars 2013 à 10:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Clark College sciencetech building closer to reality

first_imgThis story was written by a staff reporter for The Independent, Clark College’s campus newspaper, under a collaboration between The Columbian and Clark College’s journalism program called “Voices from Clark College.” It is also being published Wednesday in The Independent.State education officials have given Clark College the green light to finalize design work on a $38 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building that they hope will be under construction in spring 2014.School administrators say the building will serve increased demand for STEM training. Plans for the new building, to be located across Fort Vancouver Way from the main campus, feature modern instructional amenities and sustainable design.Funding for the project from the Washington’s capital budget had been delayed two years because of last year’s state fiscal crisis, according to Bob Williamson, the college’s vice president of administrative services.“We put the design process on hiatus, as per instructions from the state board,” Williamson said in an email. “But now that construction dollars are in the pipeline, we will bring back the STEM planning team later this fall.”last_img read more

Weather Eye Taste of summer this week but with cooler nights

first_imgSaturday made a great comeback from the clouds and rain we experienced Thursday and Friday. Clear skies after the morning fog and low clouds burned off and highs at 80 degrees or better. Even the ocean beaches were in the low 70s!The forecast is really summer-like, so get ready and enjoy a week of summer weather. I know if you are in the classroom it is tough, but after school? Highs Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast at 90 degrees or higher, so it will be hot. This time around with the longer hours of darkness and a lack of a humid air mass, overnight lows should be in the comfortable 50s.Did you enjoy the rain Thursday and early Friday? The rain arrived a little later than I thought on Thursday, but amounts were quite heavy with numerous rainfall records set including Vancouver and Portland. Most areas in the city had 1 inch or more, and the foothills had upward of 2 inches. Many rainfall amounts in western Washington were in the 2-to-4-inch range mainly around the Puget Sound area and in the Cascades.For the two-day total from Wednesday night through Friday there were over 200,000 lightning strikes in the Pacific Northwest. Very impressive. The bummer is Clark County escaped most of the thunderstorm activity but just up the freeway a few miles in Cowlitz County, residents there had quite a light show.I could really feel autumn early Saturday; could you? It was really moist, and the shroud fog overhead was indicative of fall. I see the retail stores have all the autumn and Halloween items out. I know some larger box stores have Christmas decorations out. Why does this seem so early?last_img read more

At least one dead as lowcaste Dalit protests in India

first_imgMembers of the Indian Dalit community stage a protest, with a portrait of 20th century social reformer B. R. Ambedkar, during a countrywide strike against a Supreme Court order that allegedly diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, in Allahabad on 2 April 2018 Photo : AFPStreet battles and widespread protests by Indian low-caste groups enraged by what they consider the undermining of a law protecting their safety left at least one dead, police said Monday.Clashes with police, attacks on buses and government buildings, and blocked trains and roads were reported across five Indian states.The central state of Madhya Pradesh was one of the worst hit, particularly the city of Gwalior.”We can confirm at least one death. A curfew has been imposed in parts of the city and the protesters are still on the ground,” Anshuman Yadav, police inspector general for Gwalior, told AFP.Trouble was also reported in the capital New Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Bihar states.The “Bharat Bandh” (India shutdown) was called by groups representing the Dalits, formerly known as untouchables, who make up 200 million of India’s 1.25 billion population and are at the bottom of the caste hierarchy.They are enraged at a Supreme Court ruling that banned the automatic arrest of the accused in cases under a special law to protect marginalised groups who suffer widespread discrimination.The 1989 Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was intended to guard against the harassment of Dalits and other groups.Rajnath Singh, India’s home minister, called for calm.”The government is appealing against the court order but it is a responsibility of everyone including all political parties to ensure peace,” Singh told journalists in Delhi, where the Dalit protests caused traffic chaos.There were media reports of more deaths in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, but police could not immediately confirm fatalities.”We have reports of at least one death but can’t confirm it for now. Bringing the situation under control is our priority,” Santosh Kumar Singh, inspector general for the region, told AFP.Across the affected states, groups hurled stones, bottles and burning sticks at police and set buses on fire. Some sat on railway lines to block trains.Reports said a police outpost near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh state was set on fire. Dalit men hurled stones at police and security personnel.Police in Azamgarh district of the state told AFP that public buses were set on fire by protesters.Dalits are among the most marginalised groups in India, where caste discrimination is outlawed but remains widespread.Last week a young farmer from the community in Gujarat was beaten to death for owning a horse, which is seen as a symbol of power and wealth, police said.last_img read more

On a happy platter

first_imgTo celebrate 25 years of Dakshin in India,  the restaurant is going to showcase some of the signature dishes and masterchefs’ talks about their wonderful journey so far. Dakshin opened in Chennai on 14 April 1989, on the Tamil New Year’s Day. The restaurant is offering a 10-days celebration that  offers three course meal.Dakshin is the result of years of research and trials across the foursouthern states of India, by the team of chefs and culinary experts. This team sourced information and ingredients from noted and celebrated cooks in the region. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gourmet experts from traditional south Indian communities were invited to sample the dishes as they were being developed resulting in some of the most delectable dishes from the region. The same day is also celebrated as Vishu festival in Kerela  which is considered as the festival of lights and  fireworks. However, Vishu feast or Sadya, which consists of equal proportions of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items is also the most enjoyed part of the festival.   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFor enjoying this delicacies by the Malayalees who stay away from their native place, WelcomHotel Sheraton presented the Vishu special thali for lunch. Starting with a welcome drink- more kachiyathu, the thali included kai uperi, chakkarai varatti, saivam payaru thoran, avial, olan, kalan, erussery, parippu thalichathu, kuthari choru (kerala red rice), plain rice, maduram, parippu pradhaman parippu thalichathu and a lot more was also offered.last_img read more

A collection of expression

first_imgThis one’s for the art lovers. A group exhibition titled Inner Konnect Art is being organised in the Capital by three  artists Gaurav Chawla, Ruchi Chadha and Sumita Kathuri. The artists feel that art brings much needed relief and peace into their lives and this show will bring new dimensions into their lives. The viewer not only would have a riot of colours to see, but will be taken to a  journey where they will feel and experience different emotions. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Chawla who mostly paints in acrylic colours gets his inspiration by abstraction in the nature anywhere he see around himself. His art depicts beauty and spiritual connection. Texture and dimension in his works invite contact and extended viewing.  He says, ‘My art is my way of expression of various emotions and I express it with colours. I believe my art has its own language to communicate so to explain my art words are not enough. My chosen visual form of expression, which I call an expression through colour, is universal and does not need any particular linguistic explanation. I compose my thought in lively and vibrant presentation to strike positive spirit’. The artist aims to inspire emotion within the viewer, to allow him/her to feel a powerful connection. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixChadha, is a trained artist and has experimented with a variety of mediums exploring the outer and inner world. She consciously chose to follow the preachings of Buddha which helped her evolve as an artist and this can be observed in her paintings. Painting nature on canvas brings her closer  to God. She has participated in several group shows across  the country and her paintings are held in private collections in India and abroad . She noted, ‘Nature has always been an inspiration for me. The beauty is limitless. Wherever I look , I find a theme or something out of  it that inspires me. I just can’t express my love for nature as it has new facets every day. So you will find the freshness of nature, the richness of colors, serenity, peace and passion in my work’. In this series, Chadha has tried to bring out human emotions and bondings in various situations of life. She aims to bring out a poetic symphony of life.Kathuria has over two decades of experience working in diverse mediums and variety of subjects. She has developed a unique style of work. Her work depicts the experiences that she gets in her daily life, a perspective to everyday life with her unique insight.When: 18 – 24 JulyWhere: Lalit Kala Academy. Rabindra Bhawan, Feroz Shah Road Timing: 11 am to 5 pmlast_img read more