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Why hasn’t Salman qubool-ed Hrithik’s Bang Bang Dare yet?

Why hasn’t Salman qubool-ed Hrithik’s Bang Bang Dare yet?

first_imgAt a time when most of Bollywood is going crazy accepting Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang Dare, Salman Khan’s unusual silence has made many go into a tizzy. If one has been following either of the two actors closely for the last few days, one can’t help but wonder – so why hasn’t Salman accepted Hrithik’s dare yet? Hrithik had tweeted to Salman, “Here it is. 2 d one who is more about other people than himself, PAINT!! And give d world a message! ANY! @BeingSalmanKhan qubool ? (sic)”Hrithik had dared Salman to paint.Without going into the graver implications of the Bhai’s silence over the matter, we put forward five reasons why we think he hasn’t accepted Hrithik’s challenge yet.- Salman Khan’s Twitter skills border on those of the people who don’t know how to use the internet. He doesn’t tweet frequently; comes to the site once in a while, and floods his followers’ timeline with tweets one after the other; and then there’s a void again. Given that fact, and the fact that Salman’s followers leave no stone unturned in tagging him left, right and centre, chances are that the actor has missed Roshan’s tweet.- Salman is worried about his hit-and-run case verdict. This might sound a bit off-key here, given that this is a purely speculative piece, but maybe Salman is actually busy with his 2002 hit-and-run trial. And therefore, hasn’t had the time to respond to Hrithik’s dare yet.- As far as Salman’s reputation in the industry is concerned, one knows that his mood precedes anything else. It is quite possible that despite having seen Hrithik’s challenge, Salman chose to not pay any heed to it because it asked him to take up the brush. And maybe Khan was not in a mood to paint when the dare was thrown at him, and forgot about it while dealing with other work.advertisement- Bigg Boss 8 has been keeping Salman busy. Given how taxing the show can be for the house inmates; maybe as the host, Salman too is bearing the brunt of some of the pressure.- Dabangg Khan might have thought of choosing another ‘dare’ – from Prime Minister Narendra Modi – over Roshan’s one. Modi had urged several Bollywood stars, including Salman, to take up the broom for a clean India. And Salman’s tweet on the subject said that he and his foundation were accepting the invitation. Salman tweeted, “Me & my Foundation accept the invite from our honourable Prime Minister for Swachh Bharat and will give our 100% for #MyCleanIndia.”Hrithik Roshan, however, has taken the no-acceptance from Salman quite sportingly. In fact, in an interview, when asked about the same, Roshan’s response was, “Salman Khan is Salman Khan. He always makes a grand entry and does it when it is least suspected.” And recently, Hrithik had made an appearance on Bigg Boss 8, too, to celebrate the success of Bang Bang. Well, whatever the reason behind his silence might be, we hope Salman chooses to offer his fans, and Hrithik, some good ol’ delayed gratification!last_img read more

SPORT-ISL-GOA 2 LAST

SPORT-ISL-GOA 2 LAST

first_imgKerala Blasters assistant coach Trevor Morgan is a bit Kerala Blasters assistant coach Trevor Morgan is a bit concern having lost their last two matches. “We are playing well but have not been consistent and tomorrow we are looking for a positive result which will help us to get back on the track. “I know FC Goa is playing on their home ground and backed by crowd support they have the upper hand and also physcological advantage over us having beaten NorthEast United FC to whom we have lost. But we are all well prepared and looking for close contest,”said Morgan. PTI MCS ATK ATKlast_img

Serie C club lose 20-0, Italian FA chief cries ‘insult to the sport’

Serie C club lose 20-0, Italian FA chief cries ‘insult to the sport’

first_imgAdvertisementPro Piacenza, an Italian club who compete in Italy’s third tier pro football competition, Serie C, lost 20-0 on Sunday to fellow Serie C club Cuneo owing to multiple terrible situations present at their club. Italian football federation’s president Gabriele Gravina has lamented over the whole fiasco and called it an “insult to the sport”. A.S. Pro Piacenza have been marred by financial problems with much of the club’s staff and players having gone on a strike over non-payments of salaries. However, Sunday’s game was certainly one to forget when a 20-0 thrashing was handed over to them after they visited Cuneo.Piacenza fielded a mere seven players – the minimum required to play a match. The club had already forfeited last three of their games, and a fourth one would have culminated in an immediate relegation from Serie C.The visitors’ team comprised of six 17-year old academy players and an executive as a centre back. Cuneo’s Fabiano Santacroce expressed his distaste for what had happened in the game.“I have no words. I feel shame for those responsible,” he said in an Instragram post.Gabriele Gravina, the FIGC president, angered by the ‘farce’ said:“What happened at Cuneo with Pro Piacenza is an insult to the sport and its founding principles.”Cuneo’s walkover of Piacenza came at the hands of Edoardo Defendi and Hicham Kanis who scored the host’s 11 of 16 first half goals, as they netted 5 and 6 goals, individually, respectively. The 20 goal hammering more than doubled Cuneo’s goal tally of 18 before the match.Piacenza sit at the bottom of Serie C’s group A table.Advertisementlast_img read more

Seven-goal Atletico embarrass Real Madrid in ICC

Seven-goal Atletico embarrass Real Madrid in ICC

first_imgDiego Costa scored four goals as Atletico Madrid humiliated LaLiga rivals Real Madrid 7-3 in an incredible display at the International Champions Cup.Atletico showed no mercy in New Jersey, where Diego Simeone’s men led 5-0 at half-time thanks to Costa’s first-half hat-trick on Friday.Big-money signing Joao Felix scored his first goal since arriving from Benfica and set up two others, while Angel Correa was also on target in a sensationally one-sided first half at MetLife Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Costa teamed up with Joao Felix to add his fourth six minutes into the second half before he was sent off after clashing with Dani Carvajal, which sparked a melee. 90′ | 3-7 | ¡Final en el @MetLifeStadium!Nuestro equipo se apuntó el derbi de Nueva Jersey con una espectacular goleada #AúpaAtleti #AtletiSummerTour #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/yXYvVC9zT6— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) July 27, 2019Vitolo scored a sensational solo goal in the 70th minute after Nacho Fernandez reduced the deficit on the hour-mark, while Madrid substitute Karim Benzema converted an 85th-minute penalty and Javi Hernandez bundled the ball over the line late.Atletico were ruthless from the outset, last season’s runners-up breaking the deadlock after just 43 seconds when Joao Felix played a neat pass to Costa, whose deflected shot beat Thibaut Courtois.That was a sign of things to come as Joao Felix made it 2-0 less than seven minutes later – the former Benfica teenager stepping in front of Marcelo and side-footing from close range after Saul Niguez cut a pass back into the penalty area.After a lively Alvaro Morata left the field due to an apparent calf injury, his replacement Correa – linked to AC Milan – put Atletico 3-0 ahead in the 19th minute with a volley past Courtois.While Joao Felix and Costa continued to wreak havoc, Madrid’s woes were compounded by what appeared to be a knee injury to new signing Luka Jovic, who had to be substituted following a collision with Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.Madrid’s defensive problems were highlighted again as Atletico went 4-0 ahead in the 28th minute – Saul winning the ball after a bad pass from Ramos and sliding in a simple pass for Costa and he made no mistake.Hermoso and Thomas Lemar also went close, while Vinicius Junior hit the post for Madrid. But Atletico netted their fourth on the stroke of half-time after Costa completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot following Isco’s foul. 46′ | 0-5 |  ¡Empieza la segunda parte en el @MetLifeStadium#AúpaAtleti #AtletiSummerTour #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/a4DxLunwUI— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) July 27, 2019Atletico did not take their foot off the pedal in the second half – Felix and Costa continuing their frightening combination as the former split Madrid’s defence with a delightful pass and the former scooped the ball over Keylor Navas in the 51st minute.Eden Hazard was virtually non-existent in first half, but the Belgian star showed a flash of brilliance to help Madrid pull a goal back on the hour-mark, crossing the ball into the six-yard box for Nacho to bundle the ball over the line.There was a flashpoint five minutes later when Costa and Carvajal were both sent off after the pair and both teams came together as tempers threatened to boil over.It got worse for Madrid after Vitolo won the ball from two defenders on the half-way line and beat another two opponents before finding the back of the net following a stunning solo run with 20 minutes remaining.Atletico were hungry for more and they should have scored another two or three goals but some desperate goalkeeping and defending denied Los Rojiblancos, while Benzema and Hernandez added goals for Madrid late in the game. read morelast_img read more

Departing Michigan Football Star Has Message For Wolverines Fans

Departing Michigan Football Star Has Message For Wolverines Fans

first_imgDevin Bush carries the Paul Bunyan trophy.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 20: Devin Bush #10 of the Michigan Wolverines carries the Paul Bunyan trophy off the field after beating the Michigan State Spartans 21-7 at Spartan Stadium on October 20, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)One of the main reasons behind the Michigan Wolverines’ success this year was the production from linebacker Devin Bush, who showed that he’s got all the potential in the world. Now he’ll have the chance to prove that he can play well at the next level, as the star defender will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Bush had 66 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his junior season for the Wolverines. His ability to play from sideline to sideline is truly special for his age.While the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year is ready to join the NFL, he’ll never forget his time at Michigan.In a heartfelt message on Twitter, Bush expressed his gratitude for the university and the fans.The University of Michigan will always have a special place in my heart!! I will forever be a Michigan man til the death of me!! Thank you to everyone who supports me, be with me as we all take this journey to the next step!! Another thing, always and forever GO BLUE.— Devin Bush ll (@_Dbush11) December 19, 2018Although he’ll end his college career without a chance to win the national championship, Bush constantly found himself playing in big games for the Wolverines.Between his leadership and production on the field, Bush should be coveted by many professional scouts. In addition, he’ll have the chance to shine at the NFL Combine, which certainly benefits gifted athletes like himself.Congratulations to Bush on an excellent stint with the Wolverines.last_img read more

I-League: Fans will be deprived, says Real Kashmir coach on telecast row

I-League: Fans will be deprived, says Real Kashmir coach on telecast row

first_img IANS December 27, 2018UPDATED: December 27, 2018 18:26 IST A traffic constable on duty at Gaur Chowk in Noida Extension (India Today File Photo)Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC coach David Robertson on Thursday rued the lack of coverage after the revised I-League telecast schedule, saying fans in India would be deprived of high intensity football.I-League clubs are up in arms after the tournament’s official broadcaster Star Sports recently announced that it will cut the television coverage to just 31 of the 61 matches remaining in the season.While former champions Mohun Bagan are the only side who could see all of their matches shown on television, defending champions Minerva Punjab FC were the worst-hit, and newcomers Real Kashmir FC will be partially affected.The decision has invited widespread criticism and the Scottish coach of Real Kashmir said: “The football fans in India will be deprived of games. I am here for two years now and I think that is a special and an exciting league.”The Scot also said even as a 12-year-old boy in Scotland he knew about Mohun Bagan and East Bengal as he termed himself lucky to face the two clubs in the I-League.”East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are the two biggest clubs of India. As a 12-year-old boy in Scotland, I had heard about these two teams,” he said.”They have the biggest budgets. I’ve been with big clubs in Scotland too, and playing with big clubs brings a lot of pressure.”Debutants Kashmir have exceeded expectations this season, staying second after nine games and a point behind leaders Chennai City FC.Speaking about their performance so far, he said: “It’s been a good story for the club. To be where we are at the moment is really fantastic. There’s a lot of enthusiasm in the team. We are enjoying every bit of it.” “Playing in I-League puts Kashmir in the footballing map in India. Till now people only knew about Mehrajuddin Wadoo and Ishfaq Ahmed from Kashmir.advertisementLast year we won the second division with five Kashmiri players in our starting lineup. That shows how talented the local players are,” he added.–IANSdm/gau/ajb/bgThis is unedited, unformatted feed from the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) wire.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 byIANS I-League: Fans will be deprived, says Real Kashmir coach on telecast rowadvertisementlast_img read more

Top News of the Week March 24-29, 2014

Top News of the Week March 24-29, 2014

first_imgzoom MHI Faces $585 mln Loss Due to Construction DelaysMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has decided to book an extraordinary loss of approximately $585 million from its cruise ship business in the company’s consolidated financial results for fiscal year (FY) 2013 (ending March 31, 2014).Damen Lands $224 mln Deal in the BahamasThe Government of Bahamas has placed an order for nine new vessels to be built by Dutch shipbuilding group, Damen Shipyards.Britain’s Biggest Warship Naming Countdown Kicks OffOne hundred days from today the biggest warship Britain has built will be officially named by Her Majesty The Queen.Shipyard De Hoop Builds New Vessel for NigeriaShipyard De Hoop has recently secured an order for the design and construction of an Intermix/Transmix vessel.The World’s Most Powerful Bulk-Carrying Icebreaker Joins Fednav FleetThe most powerful bulk-carrying icebreaker in the world, the MV Nunavik has arrived in Canada.last_img read more

IS A NEW ORPHAN BLACK SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT AT AMC

IS A NEW ORPHAN BLACK SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT AT AMC

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Orphan Black (Photo courtesy of BBC America) Facebookcenter_img “Orphan Black” ended its five-season run in 2017 but there is some potentially exciting news for members of the Clone Club.According to Variety, sources have revealed that Temple Street Productions, which produced the original series, is on board to produce a new series set in the “Orphan Black” universe.The new show, which is said to be in the early development stages at AMC, will not be a spinoff or reboot but an all-new story set in the same world as the original; apparently, producers are currently looking for a writer for the project. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Variety also reports that AMC is looking to bring in multiple people to pitch different concepts for the new series.“Orphan Black” launched on BBC America in 2013 and became a cult hit. The Peabody Award-winning series starred Tatiana Maslany as multiple clones who find themselves at the centre of a nefarious conspiracy.In 2016, Maslany, after being snubbed in previous years, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance(s) in the series. The show also starred Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Kristian Bruun.AMC and Temple Street Productions have yet to comment on the news.By Martin Holmes ~ ET Canada Twitterlast_img read more

China announces 60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

China announces 60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

first_imgBEIJING, China – China said Friday it is poised to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals, if Washington goes ahead with its latest trade threat.China’s Finance Ministry accused the Trump administration of damaging the global economy after the U.S. proposed increasing duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods in the second round of a dispute over technology.“China is forced to take countermeasures,” said a ministry statement. It said retaliatory duties of between 5 and 25 per cent will be imposed on 5,207 products “if the U.S. side persists in putting its tariff measures into effect.”Washington imposed 25 per cent duties on $34 billion of Chinese goods on July 6 in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Beijing retaliated by imposing similar charges on the same amount of U.S. products.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday that “instead of retaliating, China should address longstanding concerns about its unfair trading practices.”A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman had earlier called on Washington to “come to its senses” and settle the dispute.Chinese leaders have offered to narrow their politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States by purchasing more American goods. But they have rejected changing technology development plans they see as a path to prosperity and global influence.There’s no end in sight, and the dispute could chill global trade and economic growth.China’s new threat targeting a smaller amount of U.S. goods reflects the fact that Beijing is running out of products for retaliation due to its lopsided trade balance with the United States.China’s imports from the United States last year totalled $153.9 billion. After the earlier tariffs $34 billion of U.S. goods, about $120 billion is available for retaliation.The highest penalties on the new list would be imposed on honey, vegetables, mushrooms and chemicals, targeting farming and mining areas that supported President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.The new list includes products as varied as snow blowers and 3-D printers, suggesting Chinese authorities are struggling to find enough imports their own economy can do without.Beijing’s earlier round of tariffs appeared designed to minimize the impact on the Chinese economy by targeting soybeans, whiskey and other goods available from Brazil, Australia and other suppliers.Trump initially proposed 10 per cent tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports, but he told trade officials this week to consider raising that to 25 per cent. It will be September at the earliest before the U.S. decides whether to impose those tariffs.Chinese authorities warned earlier that if the dispute escalated, they would adopt unspecified “comprehensive measures.” That prompted concern among American companies that retaliation might expand to disrupting their operations in China.The United States and China have the world’s biggest trading relationship but official ties are increasingly strained over complaints that Beijing’s technology development tactics hurt American companies.Trump’s tariffs target goods the White House says benefit from industrial policies such as “Made in China 2025,” which calls for developing Chinese competitors in robotic, artificial intelligence and other fields.The dispute is part of broader U.S. complaints about global trading conditions that have prompted Trump to raise duties on steel, aluminum, washing machines or solar panels from Canada, Europe, Japan and South Korea.A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry appealed to Washington to negotiate but could not confirm reports the two sides were setting up talks.“We urge the United States to come to its senses, correct its erroneous acts and create the necessary condition for a proper settlement as soon as possible,” spokesman Geng Shuang said.Trump campaigned on a promise to bring down America’s massive trade deficits by renegotiating trade agreements and getting tough on countries like China that sell the U.S. far more than they buy from it.But the U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday that the American trade deficit climbed to $46.3 billion in June from $43.2 billion in May. The deficit in goods trade with China also rose. So far this year, the trade gap is up more than 7 per cent from January-June 2017.___AP Economics Writer Paul Wiseman contributed to this report.last_img read more

Duterte goes out on a limb to get Trudeau invited to key

Duterte goes out on a limb to get Trudeau invited to key

MANILA, Philippines — Rodrigo Duterte went out “on a limb” to secure a key invitation for Justin Trudeau to attend a prestigious Asia-Pacific security event alongside powerful world leaders, government officials say.But one senior insider insists the Philippine president’s helpful gesture won’t have any impact on whether Trudeau confronts him about human-rights violations in the Southeast Asian country that have shocked people around the world.Trudeau has hinted he might bring up the issue of human rights with Duterte, if he gets the opportunity.The leaders have no one-on-one meetings planned during the prime minister’s visit to the Philippines for summits related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.Thanks to Duterte’s effort, Trudeau will have a coveted opportunity Tuesday to participate in a working lunch in Manila ahead of an ASEAN-affiliated meeting known as the East Asia Summit. Trudeau will join leaders from 18 countries, including China, Russia and the United States, to discuss security issues.It remains to be seen if Trudeau will challenge Duterte face to face over his violent drug war. Duterte’s bloody crackdown has included extrajudicial killings by his government that have left thousands dead.“There are a range of issues that I could bring up with him, that I may bring up with him, if we have an opportunity,” Trudeau said Saturday in Danang, Vietnam. “There’s always human rights concerns to bring up with a wide range of leaders.”Trudeau’s ticket to Tuesday’s luncheon is a breakthrough because no other Canadian prime minister has ever been invited. He’s expected to discuss North Korea and the violent attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.Eventually, Canada hopes to become a permanent member of the East Asia Summit.Trudeau will also be the first Canadian leader to participate in a one-hour exchange at the ASEAN summit, during which members will ask him questions and debate the depth of Canada’s co-operation in the region.The opportunity arrives at a time when Trudeau is making efforts to raise Canada’s international profile and demonstrate it can wrestle with complicated challenges, at home and abroad.Without the invitation from Duterte, who is the summit’s chair, Trudeau wouldn’t have made it through the door.“It is the prerogative of the chair each year of ASEAN to invite guests,” said one senior government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t permitted to discuss the matter in public.“Traditionally, there have been very few of those, so in a way the Philippines have gone out on a limb, let’s say.”Looking to the future, the official said Canada hasn’t received any signals that the East Asia Summit is accepting new members.But it’s still viewed as an excellent opportunity for Trudeau to deliver a sales pitch on why Canada would make a good member and how it can contribute as a Pacific nation itself.Under Liberal and Conservative governments, Ottawa has taken steps in recent years to engage more actively with ASEAN.The East Asia Summit brings together 10 ASEAN members plus eight additional countries: China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia and the U.S.On Monday, Trudeau held a bilateral discussion, which included talk of regional security issues, with recently elected New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the sidelines of the ASEAN meetings.Before the meeting began, Trudeau said he hoped they could dig deeper about their shared values such as progressive trade, climate change, Indigenous issues and the development of international feminist policy.Her liberal Labour Party formed a government following New Zealand’s September election and she was sworn in late last month.Ardern, a young leader herself who’s been compared to Trudeau, said they’ve discovered they have a lot in common — not just in terms of their countries’ interests and challenges, but on a personal level as well.She also said, “I’m going to put you in the awkward position of inviting you to New Zealand in front of the media, so it’s on public record that I’ve done that.”A grinning Trudeau nodded in acknowledgment of her invitation. read more

UN Security Council commends all parties for peaceful runoff elections in Liberia

UN Security Council commends all parties for peaceful runoff elections in Liberia

After Assistant Secretary-General Hédi Annabi of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) briefed Council members on the second round of presidential elections held on Tuesday, the Council President for November, Ambassador Andrey Denisov of the Russian Federation, told journalists: “Members of the Security Council welcomed the peaceful and orderly conduct of the elections and commended all Liberians attending the polls.”The members of the Security Council underlined that the completion of free and fair presidential elections will be “a key step forward toward restoring the normal state functions of Liberia and will pave the way for the return of Liberian refugees to their homeland,” he said.The Council congratulated the two presidential candidates for their “serious, mature and peaceful” campaigns, expressed appreciation for the dedicated and able efforts of the National Elections Commission and for the support the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and other multilateral and bilateral partners provided during the preparation and holding of the elections.To further underline the new Liberia’s irreversible commitment to the rule of law, any concerns related to the election should be pursued and resolved exclusively through peaceful and legal means, the Russian Permanent Representative said.On the question of Mr. Taylor, the 15-member Council unanimously adopted a resolution saying that, as a part of its additional mandate, UNMIL should keep the Governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as the Council, fully informed should they transfer Mr. Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone or facilitate that action.The Special Court is an independent tribunal established jointly by the UN and the Government of Sierra Leone in 2002 to try serious violations of international humanitarian law during the country’s civil war, such as war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed since 1996. Officials of the Court have long called for the arrest of Mr. Taylor on charges of war crimes in connection with Sierra Leone.The Council expressed its appreciation to Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo who, with broad international support, contributed to restoring stability in Liberia and the West African sub-region by providing for Mr. Taylor’s temporary stay in his country.In Liberia, meanwhile, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) presidential candidate George Weah addressed 2,000 supporters at a rally at his campaign headquarters, appealing to them to remain peaceful. Some 500 CDC supporters then marched two miles to an area opposite the National Elections Commission (NEC) building, where UNMIL Formed Police units and Liberia National Police units maintained order.Mr. Weah’s supporters later threw stones near Monrovia’s embassy row in the Mamba Point area, describing the presidential elections results, which are not yet official, as unfair. UNMIL Formed Police units dispersed them.The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, UNMIL chief Alan Doss, telephoned Mr. Weah about these developments. Subsequently, Mr. Weah provided a recorded interview for UNMIL Radio, broadcast in the evening, in which he issued a peace message and urged his supporters to stay off the streets and obey the law. read more

First English dolphins found living off the coast of Cornwall

First English dolphins found living off the coast of Cornwall

first_imgThe first English dolphins have been discovered off the coast of Cornwall, with scientists confirming that a small pod is entirely native to southern shores.Cornwall is famed for its dolphin populations which can often be seen riding the waves alongside surfers, and leaping from the sea to greet tourist boats as they pass.But it was always thought the mammals migrated, roaming from the southern Irish Sea to the Bay of Biscay throughout the year.Now an 11-year monitoring project by the University of Plymouth and Cornwall Wildlife Trust has shown that a social group of 28 bottlenose dolphins stays-put permanently off the English coast. Dolphins are often seen playing in the waves or riding with surfers off the Cornish coast Dolphins are often seen playing in the waves or riding with surfers off the Cornish coastCredit:Malcolm Barradell / SWNS.com Dolphins can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fins Credit: Daniel Murphy Dolphins can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fins center_img However until the existence of a resident population was confirmed, nothing could be done to protect the animals.To find out if a native population existed, Rebecca Dudley, from the University of Plymouth, analysed sightings and photographs of dolphins in the region between 2007 and 2016, studying their social structure and distributionIndividual dolphins can be recognised by their dorsal fin, with its distinctive shape and markings.After studying thousands of records, she identified 98 individuals and was able to define a distinct social group of resident dolphins, which is present throughout the year in shallow coastal waters around the Cornish coast.Dr Jean-Luc Solandt, Principal Specialist, Marine Protected Areas, for the Marine Conservation Society, said: “A resident pod of dolphins should allow us to create bespoke protection for a defined range for the animals.“Many areas of the sea are hotspots for dolphins and whales because of the presence of large amounts of prey either coming from or residing in deep waters.“This makes them stay in the areas of such favourable food sources for considerable amounts of time, making an area-based protection mechanism such as a Marine Protection Area really effective. It would have to have strict rules associated with entanglement, by-catch and noise restrictions so as not to damage the population.“If the science shows strong residency in the area, then there is a good reason to have a specific MPA for cetaceans.”The WWF also called for greater protection for the new dolphin pod.”This discovery is a further reminder of the importance of UK waters for marine mammals like dolphins and whales,” said Alec Taylor, Marine Governance Programme Manager for WWF.”Yet dolphins, along with many other species, are under growing threat from human activities. As well as drowning in fishing nets, their environment is suffering from a deluge of plastic and increasing noise pollution.”There are still gaps in our protections for whales, dolphins and basking sharks in the UK and it is essential that these are filled as soon as possible, so the waters used by this population of dolphins must become part of our blue belt of environmental protection.” “This research is proof that we have a resident population and is incredibly exciting,” said Ruth Williams, Marine Conservation Manager at Cornwall Wildlife Trust.“The future of these iconic animals is in our hands and we need to make sure the few we currently have in the southwest are given the protection not just to survive, but to thrive.”Britain has two other resident dolphin populations, one in the Moray Firth in Scotland and another in Cardigan Bay in Wales. Both areas have been granted Marine Protection Area (MPA) status to protect the rare animals, which prevents too much interference from humans.Conservationists are now calling for the English dolphin pod to receive the same protection.Bottlenose dolphins in the southwest are already threatened by pollution, plastics, fishing nets, and disturbance from recreational activities. Around 1,000 dolphins wash up on British and French beaches each year after becoming tangled in fishing equipment.   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.last_img read more

Nominees to fill substantive position of top Judicial officials identified says

Nominees to fill substantive position of top Judicial officials identified says

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJudicial appointments: President, Opposition Leader to meet again in FebruaryJanuary 3, 2018In “latest news”Judicial appointments: President says Courts should not be “paralysed,” awaiting legal adviceFebruary 14, 2018In “latest news”Former AG says Judicial appointments a matter for JSC not PresidentDecember 19, 2017In “latest news” Nominees for two top judicial positions have already been identified and could be appointed with the approval of the Leader of the Opposition.This is according to President David Granger, who at press conference on Friday hinted at the possible appointment of a substantive Chief Justice and Chancellor of the Judiciary, but says that this could only be approved in consultation with the Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo.Acting Chief Justice, Justice Roxane George (left) and acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards (right) pose with President David Granger following their appointmentsWhile the President has not revealed whether the nominees who he spoke of are for either Chief Justice or Chancellor, he said he recognises the need to have these posts filled substantively.The Head of State said upon assuming office he imposed a formula to have the posts advertised in the Caribbean region, to attract someone overseas and through that process the nominees have been selected.At present, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards is the acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, while Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire has been serving as the acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.President Granger reiterated the fact that both positions of Chancellor and Chief Justice were vacant and after a satisfying consultation with Leader of the Opposition as required by the constitution, he decided to appoint the two Justices to act in the positions until such time that substantive office holders can be appointed in accordance with the Constitution.CCJ President, Sir Dennis ByronThe President’s remarks comes months after a scathing critique from the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sir Dennis Byron who had in an address to the Guyana Bar Association touched on the issue.The CCJ President had condemned the fact that since former Chancellor Desiree Bernard demitted office, an agreement has not been reached for the substantive appointment of a Chancellor.“This has brought us to the situation today where the number one and number two officials of the Guyana judiciary have not been substantively appointed. This is a most unfortunate state of affairs,” the legal luminary stated.“This situation has moved well beyond what ought to be acceptable in a modern democracy where respect for the rule of law is maintained. The Constitution envisages the judiciary of Guyana to be headed by officials who are substantively appointed and enjoy all the legal and institutional mechanisms to secure their tenure,” he continued, bluntly adding that the delay was a breach of the spirit and intent of the Constitution.Article 127 (2) of the Constitution states: “If the office of Chancellor is vacant … then until a person has been appointed to and has assumed the functions of such office…the functions shall be performed by such other of the judges as shall be appointed by the President after meaningful consultation with the leader of the opposition.”Commenting on this, Justice Byron noted that the language of the Act suggests that the appointment was to be a short-term one, before a substantive appointment. He noted that even from a subjective analysis, the Constitution never intended for the years it has taken to fill the substantive positions to elapse.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Cummings-Edwards was appointed by President Granger in May of this year. Prior to that, she acted as the Chief Justice from December 2015. She was never confirmed to the substantive position.Justice Cummings-Edwards replaced Justice Carl Singh, who retired after acting as Chancellor since 2005. On the other hand, the current acting Chief Justice, Justice George, was also appointed to her position on the same day as Edwards. read more

Komatsu extends Hybrid benefits to 35 t excavator class

Komatsu extends Hybrid benefits to 35 t excavator class

first_imgKomatsu has globally released the HB335LC-1, a 35 t version of its award-winning Hybrid excavator. It features the same Komatsu-designed Ultra Capacitor-based slew-energy regeneration system as on Komatsu’s proven 20-t class HB205-1 and HB215LC-1 Hybrid excavators. The first commercially available hybrid excavators on the global market, there are now more than 2,000 units operating around the world. As with the 20 t-class Hybrids, the new HB335LC-1 combines unique features to deliver fuel savings and environmental benefits. It combines Komatsu’s Ultra Capacitor with an inverter, motor generator and electric swing motor and the engine, all optimally controlled to suit the work situation.The electric swing motor/generator captures and regenerates energy as the upper structure slows during slew operations, converting it into electrical energy. This regenerated energy is stored in the Ultra Capacitor, used by the electric swing motor to rotate the upper structure and also used by the generator/motor to assist the engine when it needs to accelerate – reducing fuel consumption and operational costs significantly.The HB335LC-1 should bring significant fuel-saving and CO2 reduction benefits to 35-t class excavators. It is reported that depending on application, customers could see an average fuel consumption saving of 20% from the new 35-t Hybrid excavator.According to Amber Rickard, Komatsu Australia’s National Business Manager, “conventional Komatsu excavators are recognised as being among the most fuel-efficient on the market – and Komatsu Hybrid owners have been saving thousands of dollars a year in diesel costs,” she said. “Over this same period, Hybrid owners have seen the same high levels of reliability, production and performance they are used to with conventional Komatsu excavators.“This means that purchasers of Komatsu Hybrid excavators can do so secure in the knowledge they are investing in a fully proven concept which has successfully logged millions of operating hours worldwide since its initial launch in selected markets in 2008,” she said.“Komatsu is strongly committed to environmental conservation and also dedicated to developing new and innovative products which improve performance and efficiency – and the Komatsu Hybrid excavator is the perfect combination of these ideals.“Komatsu really does lead the way with Hybrid excavators and also has the added benefit of technical expertise and experience in Hybrid excavator technology spanning more than a decade.”In a Komatsu Hybrid excavator, a standard Komatsu diesel engine is combined with a generator and electric motors, allowing engine output to be converted into both electrical and hydraulic energy.The result is that energy conversion and transmission losses are reduced, while kinetic energy developed by the machine’s upper structure during slew braking operations is regenerated. This is achieved through a Komatsu-designed Ultra Capacitor to store electrical energy.Using electrons and ions for charging and discharging, it allows for instantaneous discharge of electricity and hence very efficient recovery and storage of regenerative power.The Komatsu Hybrid electrical system consists of three main components:1. An electric generator motor2. An electric swing motor generator3. A Komatsu-designed Ultra Capacitor with inverter.The generator motor is positioned between the engine and hydraulic pumps, the electric swing motor generator is used in place of the hydraulic swing motor and the inverter/Ultra Capacitor is used to rapidly convert and store electrical charge.The electric swing motor generator uses electrical power from the inverter/Ultra Capacitor or the generator motor to drive the excavator upper structure during the swing function.During the deceleration or swing-braking phase, the electric swing motor generator converts kinetic energy back into electrical power and returns it to the Ultra Capacitor via the inverter.The generator motor generates electric power with engine torque to drive the swing motor or to charge the capacitor when necessary.The inverter rapidly converts electricity from either the electric swing motor generator or the generator motor from AC to DC for storage in the ultra capacitor and from DC to AC to supply the swing motor or generator motor for engine assist as required.The engine assist function of the generator motor gives the Komatsu Hybrid excavator the unique ability to provide power on demand utilising only the engine rpm required for the operation. It also enables an ultra-low idle speed of 700 rpm.The Hybrid system is separate from the conventional excavator electrical system, it is double insulated and contains numerous in-built safety devices to protect the user and also the system from damage. It is designed to require minimal maintenance and all Hybrid components come with a special four-year 10,000 hour warranty.Apart from the Hybrid system, Komatsu Hybrid excavators are basically the same as a conventional Komatsu excavator, offering equivalent performance in breakout force and operating speed, and are operated in precisely the same manner.Brief specs of the new HB335-1 Hybrid excavator are as follows:Operating weight, 35,681-36,166 kg; engine, Tier 3-compliant Komatsu SAA6D114E-5 diesel rated at 189 kW; hydraulic pump type, six-mode HydrauMind closed-centre system; maximum flow, 535 litres/min; maximum pressure, 373 bar; maximum dig depth, 7,380 mm; arm breakout, 17,400 kgf; bucket breakout, 23,100 kgf; travel position length, 11.15 m; travel position width, 3.29 m; travel position height, 3.15 m; maximum travel speed, 5.5 km/h.last_img read more

Ciudad Real signed Ukranian giant – Shevelev

Ciudad Real signed Ukranian giant – Shevelev

Ciudad Realhandball transfers ← Previous Story WC 2015 to Qatar and Denmark Next Story → WC 2011 FINAL: Denmark against France! Spanish champion Renovalia Ciudad Real signed a six months contract with the Ukranian giant, Olexander Shevelev (23 – 2oo cm – 118 kg)-. If both sides would be satisfied, contract is extendable for three another seasons after 30th of June 2011. Shevelev is coming from a Russian team, Zarya Kaspiya.

Internet Explorer 10 Metro will not support Flash Silverlight

Internet Explorer 10 Metro will not support Flash Silverlight

first_imgWith the unveiling of Windows 8 earlier this week at the Build conference, Microsoft officially introduced the Metro-style interface. As well as being a new way to navigate Windows, it’s also Microsoft’s way on to tablet devices by providing a solution to touch-friendly input sitting on top of the underlying Windows OS implementation.That Metro-style interface is arguably the biggest change Microsoft has ever implemented for a new version of Windows. It does not rely on any legacy libraries Windows has used before, instead being built with a new API called Windows Runtime (WinRT).What does that mean for Windows users? Well, as we informed you yesterday, the existing Windows 7-style interface is still available in Windows 8, but Microsoft hasn’t made it easily accessible. But in the final version of the OS, use of applications will be split between the old and new interfaces.It looks likely that Microsoft is going to prefer the Metro-style interface for all consumer-oriented software, even if mouse and keyboard are the input methods. The only exceptions to this rule will be developer and business software such as Visual Studio, Photoshop, Maya etc. This will cause issues for some users who prefer the old style of Start Menu interface, and even Microsoft is having to split applications in two to cope with this change. With that in mind, Internet Explorer 10 will have two modes.Internet Explorer 10 will still exist as your typical Windows application, just like IE9, but hopefully with improved standards support, as well as retaining access to plug-ins and extensions. But there is also a second version or mode of IE10 specifically for use with the Metro-style interface. IE10 Metro as I call it will not support any plug-ins and is a HTML5-only experience.Remember how Apple decided to not support Flash on the iPad and iPhone? Well, this looks to be Microsoft’s equivalent play. If you use the standard version of IE10 then you retain access to such functionality, but as IE10 Metro is going to be used across mobile and touchscreen devices, Microsoft has gone for a much cleaner, less resource intensive version of its browser. That means no Flash, no Silverlight, no plug-ins at all. It’s HTML5 all the way.For consumers and owners of Windows 8 tablets, this should come as good news. You won’t be subjected to regular plug-in updates and the need to install battery-crippling software like Flash. But for developers it causes an extra headache. They will now either have to switch to HTML5-only app development, or support two versions for IE10 Metro and non-Metro versions.As HTML5 will work on both versions of IE10, to me this looks like just another push to leave Flash and Silverlight behind. Why support two versions when you can create a single HTML5 version that works everywhere? Of course, that assumes HTML5 has the functionality in place to recreate that Flash or Silverlight app a developer maintains.More at InfoQlast_img read more

Papandreou launches new party

Papandreou launches new party

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Former Prime Minister George Papandreou is due to announce today the creation of a new party, which he will lead and which will take part in the January 25 elections, much to the annoyance of PASOK leader and Deputy Premier Evangelos Venizelos.The former PASOK chief confirmed via his personal website Friday that he will announce the launch of a new movement “to house our progressive values” at the Benaki Museum at 5.30 p.m (Greece time).“From tomorrow, we will be taking part in the start of a movement which can and needs to respond to the major issues that affect the country and its people,” said Papandreou in his message on Friday. He added that it is also one of the new party’s aims to create a “Greek plan” to exit the crisis.Five PASOK MPs, including Filippos Sachinidis and Thanos Moraitis, are expected to line up alongside the former prime minister. Ex-minister Dimitris Reppas is also thought to be among the PASOK members who will exit the party led by Venizelos to join Papandreou’s new movement.The former PASOK leader’s announcement prompted an angry reaction from the Socialist party. “We are saddened by the immoral and unethical political action of George Papandreou, which aims to break up PASOK,” said the coalition partner in a statement.“Unfortunately, he is behaving like an heir who wants to destroy the PASOK that his father founded, the same party that honored him by electing him its president and helping him become prime minister.”The Socialists also announced Friday that MEP Eva Kaili would take on the role of being the party’s spokeswoman during the election campaign.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Apéros Facebook Pour être autorisés ces rassemblements doivent être organisés

Apéros Facebook Pour être autorisés ces rassemblements doivent être organisés

first_imgApéros Facebook : “Pour être autorisés, ces rassemblements doivent être organisés” France – Selon les déclarations de Brice Hortefeux, les apéros géants organisés via le site de réseau social Facebook ne seront pas interdits, mais prochainement encadrés. Cette annonce fait suite au décès d’un jeune homme, tombé d’un pont à Nantes le 13 mai dernier, durant l’une de ces manifestations. Le ministre de l’Intérieur déclare ne pas vouloir “tuer la convivialité, mais prendre le maximum de précautions”.Les organisateurs devront respecter les règles inhérentes à l’organisation de tout évènement public, notamment la déclaration en préfecture trois jours à l’avance ou encore l’interdiction de la vente d’alcool aux mineurs. Ils devront également être identifiés.Cinquante-huit apéros géants ont déjà été organisés en France et trente-deux sont actuellement programmés, notamment sur le Champ-de-Mars un prochain dimanche soir. Le 20 mai 2010 à 11:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Ridgefield school officials residents say bond measure critical to future

Ridgefield school officials residents say bond measure critical to future

first_imgRIDGEFIELD — With all four schools in the district over capacity, Ridgefield School District officials will turn to the public for help on Feb. 14, as residents vote on a $78 million bond.“This bond, if it passes, adds 1,300 new seats, a 46 percent increase in capacity compared to our current enrolment,” Ridgefield Superintendent Nathan McCann said. “It enhances safety and security at every campus and put kids in modern classrooms and flexible learning environments.”The bond money will be paired with $15.5 million in state matching funds and $5 million from the city for a total project cost of $98.5 million.The biggest part of that project will be a new grades 5-8 campus across South Hillhurst Road from Ridgefield High School and the district offices. The district already owns the land, which will house two new schools — one for fifth- and sixth-graders and another for seventh- and eighth-graders — on a shared campus. The city will also build a sports complex on that land, which the district will use for athletic teams and physical education classes. No bond money will go to the sports complex.The money will also go to an expansion at the high school, as well as security improvements throughout the district.The district is projecting the bond would increase the tax rate by 77 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The current rate is $1.41 per $1,000 of assessed value.last_img read more

Van Dijk scores first Premier League goal for Liverpool with a

Van Dijk scores first Premier League goal for Liverpool with a

first_imgVirgil van Dijk scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool to see the Reds beat Wolverhampton 2-0 with another goal from Mohamed Salah.Liverpool’s Van Dijk admitted to playing through a cold on Friday’s head-to-head with the Wolves, but that didn’t stop him from scoring his first ever goal for the club. The defender spoke to Sky Sports and revealed that the game was difficult, calling the Wolves “Dangerous.”“It was a tough day for me as I had a bit of a cold and wasn’t 100 percent,” he told Sky Sports, according to FourFourTwo.“These nights are very important for us. We won here and that is a big step for us. The win was very important.“Wolves are very good, which they have shown all season. We lost the ball too easily a couple of times in the first half and they did well.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Credit to them but we won the game and that’s always the most important thing.“Teams are getting dangerous but it’s how we react. There were a couple of moments where Wolves were dangerous, but we dealt with them well.“All my [defensive] partners are very good and it is a joy to play with all of them. I’m enjoying every minute of it and have been all season.“We’ve got Joe and Joel out for now, but Dejan [Lovren] is doing fantastically and has been since I came here anyway.”last_img read more