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first_img“I have great respect for Sai Baba phenomenon minus the tricks. He has done lot of development work, which is praiseworthy.”P.C. Sorcar Jr, Magician”Seventy to 85 per cent polling shows that people want to decide their fate themselves and are capable of doing so.”Manmohan singh, Prime Minister on Kashmir panchayat,”I have great respect for Sai Baba phenomenon minus the tricks. He has done lot of development work, which is praiseworthy.”P.C. Sorcar Jr, Magician”Seventy to 85 per cent polling shows that people want to decide their fate themselves and are capable of doing so.”Manmohan singh, Prime Minister on Kashmir panchayat pollsUnion Sports Minister, Ajay Maken”The person who is in jail or who has been charge-sheeted, it would not be in the national interest that he should represent the country anymore.” Ajay Maken, Union Sports Minister on Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi’s future as IOA chief.”I love Australians. They are very outdoorsy. They make me laugh-their accents amuse me.”Elizabeth Hurley, on why she was attracted to Australian cricketer Shane Warne.last_img read more

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first_img federerNovak Djokovicrafael nadalretirement First Published: November 20, 2019, 2:44 PM IST Roger Federer first thought about how long his playing career would last in 2009 but a decade later the 38-year-old is still going strong and says he will keeping playing until his body decides otherwise.Federer won his last Grand Slam in January 2018 when he claimed his sixth Australian Open but the Swiss has won seven ATP titles since then, taking his career tally to 103. Federer, who ended the year behind Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the world rankings, said he cannot predict when he will stop playing.”My retirement will depend on my health. At the moment I do not see any reason to retire,” the 20-times Grand Slam champion told reporters ahead of his exhibition matches in South America.”I did not think I would play beyond 35, 36 years and here I am. I am doing well physically. I cannot predict when it will be the time to stop.”I think in 2009 I questioned it for the first time. (It has been) 10 years and here I am. I’m exactly where I wanted to be at this age.”Federer is six titles shy of American Jimmy Connors’ record of 109 in the Open era.”With age everything gets a bit more difficult,” Federer added. “But at the same time, with experience also you can savour the moments more.”I don’t know how it’s going to end. I hope it’s just going to be somewhat emotional I guess and nice … I just hope it’s going to be good, the whole process, and not too difficult.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers kept up their midseason tear through the NBA thanks to their increasingly prolific backcourt duo.Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum each scored 34 points, and the Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Feb. 23 for their season-high sixth consecutive victory.Lillard became the first player to score at least 30 points in five straight games for Portland since Geoff Petrie in the franchise’s inaugural 1970-71 season, and the first NBA player to do so this season.McCollum added six assists and five rebounds and cracked the 30-point mark in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.“No question they carried us,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “Sixty-eight points from your backcourt, that goes a long way.”Brook Lopez had 36 points and 10 boards for Brooklyn, which has lost three of four. Joe Johnson had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Donald Sloan scored 14 points.“We did not play particularly well on the defensive end in the first half,” Nets interim coach Tony Brown said. “As soon as we got engaged and started being aggressive, things started to turn for us.”The Nets trailed 68-49 early in the third before charging back for an 89-88 lead with 9:21 to play in the game.“We had a lot more energy (in the second half) and we knuckled down on defense and got some stops,” Lopez said. “We came out a bit relaxed. I don’t know what it was. There really is no excuse to start that way.”The game was tied before McCollum and Lillard hit consecutive 3-pointers to make it 107-101 with 1:25 left. Lillard sealed the win with four free throws in the last 26.4 seconds.“We showed some fight,” Lillard said. “We didn’t panic and let the game completely slip away like we’d done in games in the past.”Mason Plumlee added 13 rebounds and Portland won for the 11th time in 12 games and 15th out of 18 to move into a tie with idle Dallas for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.“We can’t let our guard down,” Stotts said. “I’m glad we’re making a move.”The teams traded leads in the fourth until McCollum broke the tie with 1:56 to go, and Lillard followed with another 3. Brooklyn’s only points in the final 2:13 came on Lopez’s three-point play with 74 seconds left, which closed the gap to three.“I needed to close the game out strong,” McCollum said. “(That was) too close for comfort.”Portland finished with five free throws in the final minute, four from Lillard and one from Plumlee.McCollum and Lillard are the first Blazers teammates to go for 30-plus in back-to-back games since Petrie and Sidney Wicks did so in 1973.“I catch myself watching him sometimes,” Lillard said of McCollum. “The stuff that he can do, how crafty he is with the ball, the tough shots he can knock down — I didn’t feel like I had to keep the ball.”Lillard continued his march up the Blazers’ career scoring charts, passing Zach Randolph for 14th in points and Nicolas Batum for third on the 3-pointers made list.(ANDREW HINKELMAN)last_img read more

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first_imgThe wellness industry is currently booming. One of the major reasons for this is that we have gone back about 50 years in many aspects of nutrition and lifestyle. We are now suffering the consequences of our excesses and are searching for answers for optimal health. Here are some of,The wellness industry is currently booming. One of the major reasons for this is that we have gone back about 50 years in many aspects of nutrition and lifestyle. We are now suffering the consequences of our excesses and are searching for answers for optimal health. Here are some of the major wellness trends that I have seen emerging in the last few years.Holistic nutrition is bigWhile there is a huge interest in the food and pharmaceutical industry, very few take interest in finding out which is the best path to wellness. There are too many mixed messages about what is healthy and what isn’t. We have a huge number of people who think they are suffering from a genetic or chronic illness but they don’t relate it with a lifestyle problem. They think they take care of themselves. “I eat healthy. I go to the gym,” they say. But upon investigation it’s often found that they are not living an optimal life. There is research in the nutritional habits of people in countries where a significant number of people live for more than 100 years and it has been found that 90 per cent of their diet is fat-based with fish being eaten less than three times a week, meat less than five times a month, no dairy, lots of cereals, vegetables, grains and nuts with tea and water being the beverage of choice. This also aligns with what the Harvard Medical School has described as the ideal food pyramid and the Mediterranean and Japanese diets which are followed in countries with the highest life expectancy.advertisementStarving is not sustainableCreating a diet that is attractive but effective is important. Starving and suffering never work in the long run. We believe that for someone to make a change in their life, whether it be diet or exercise, it should be tempting and sustainable enough for the person to want to incorporate it in their life. People will only make a couple of changes and they start to experience the benefit of these changes which leads them to make healthier changes. It is important to listen to your body, as it will give off warning alarms to signal when something is amiss.Technology boosts wellnessNew research and tech allows us to make significant improvements in health recommendations. Bio-energetic medicine allows us to test energy, look for energy blockages and imbalances and give very precise results. It’s helpful in designing lifestyle recommendations. We also have advances in genetic testing which allow us to determine and examine premature ageing, which organs are ageing faster than others and why. The latest non-invasive aesthetic medicine like infiltrations are also giving excellent results. There are tests to determine your level of concentration, relaxation and mindfulness which help personalise wellness techniques. A ground breaking technique developed by NASA and Harvard also allow us to increase brain activity through a neuro-feedback helmet that has been giving remarkable results. The LED light pulses in the helmet help lower depression, anxiety and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.Shifting perceptionsThere is also a change in the way people view wellness. Earlier, a wellness getaway was considered the bastion of people with some free time to kill. The majority of people who seek wellness now are decision makers, CEOs, heads of government, members of royal families, elite sports people and top models among others. Essentially these are people who, when they have free time, would like to make it count by improving their vitality, resetting and becoming a better version of themselves. As people care more about being healthy, the wellness industry will undergo a paradigm shift.By Alejandro Bataller The author is the Vice-President of the award winning SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain.last_img read more

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first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Mike Gundy talked to the local media on Monday in Stillwater to review the TCU game and look ahead to Texas Tech. Here is a Cliff’s Notes version of his presser.• Reviewed turnovers, getting off the field on third down and an inability to run the football as explosively as normal as reasons OSU lost to TCU. So basically the same as what we thought on Saturday. “There’s a lot of … mistakes we made that we can correct which is good.”• Said “we have to have a great week of practice, and our coaches have to have great plans. Each week from here on out will be a dog fight.”• Said Tech beating Houston and Arizona State is impressive. Said “I’m fairly certain their defense is improved considerably.” As an outsider looking in, of course.• When asked about how his young linemen played, Gundy said, “Certainly not like Larry and Crabtree, but they played OK.” Said they need to be careful about what they ask them to do, which is essentially what Adam Lunt said in today’s Line Segment.• “(Teven is) progressing along. It’s a new world for them. I think in a couple of years we’ll be talking about, hey, these guys are pretty good football players.”• Said third downs given up against TCU was “similar to what it was against Tulsa” in that it was something different every time.• Emphasized time of possession only when you can’t get three and outs (which OSU didn’t) and when you don’t run the ball as well as you could.• He was asked about the TCU touchdown that may or may not have crossed the goal line. Said OSU did not expect for it to be called a TD. “Worst case scenario it was down on the 1. On headphones we said it’s either going to be a fumble or down on the 1. It’s hard for me to comment on that because I don’t really get it.”• Said Tech’s QB throws it pretty good.• Said Tech’s defense is “predominantly” three down. They bring some edge pressure. “No. 1 is a good football player.”• Said Tech is “playing better in my opinion.”• Said, “Outside world takes wins and losses differently than we do. Half the teams in the country lose.” Also noted that they try to stay level for wins and losses. People outside the program “go crazy” and make hotel reservations after wins but they don’t internally.• Said there’s a lot of parity in the Big 12. “Great for the fans, great for everybody. Hard on the coaches.” Wins will be based on the healthier team, turnovers and key special teams plays. Said OSU is “right in the middle” of the mix.• Said he’s looking for intensity and effort in practice which was “excellent” in practice last week. “So I don’t know if I’m looking for the right tools.”• Said he wants focus and wants players in the building watching tape on their own. Thought that was interesting.• Said OSU has to run the ball when opponents play high safeties. Said there were a couple of downfield passes that could have resulted in TDs — some dropped, some overthrown. Said that’s why you actually play the games.• Said if the teams are somewhat equal you can’t make errors and you have to make big plays. Used UNC vs. “Gone-zah-gah” in the title game as an example. Said big talent can overcome errors but insinuated that OSU doesn’t have that talent advantage against the TCUs of the world.• Said Chris Carson’s best 4-5 years are ahead of him.• Said he prefers that Justice get 20 or 18 carries, but there’s a difference in maturity between Justice and King. A year from now that might be different. “You have to be a little careful of giving freshmen too much work.”• Said he wants 80 snaps a game offensively. Wants 65 on defense, but “the world we play, it’s hard to control.”• Said he gets a little anxious on the sideline wanting his offense to get back on the field. Said Mike Leach used to blitz on defense all the time just to get back on the field on offense because he didn’t care if the other team scored. Insinuated that he knows how that feels. Also said, “Fast offenses are only fun when you’re scoring.”• Said “You lose a game that you feel like you could have won if you play better. You don’t sell the farm and change what you’re doing (like a lot people would like). You make minor corrections.”• Said “we couldn’t get the dang ball to bounce the way we wanted it to.”• Compared TCU’s secondary defense to geometry (which was glorious). Said it’s so hard to go over the top on them.• Regarding Gary Patterson saying TCU ran more coverages than he has a long time. “He didn’t run that many coverages. Guys gotta market themselves, know what I’m saying?”last_img read more

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first_img This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker Editors’ Recommendations 8 Great and Useful Housewarming Gifts Ideas A house to make grown men cry.What would a home look like with no clutter? What about with walls that disappear into the outdoors beyond them? Nestled in the residential forested area of Rheder, Germany, the structure House Rheder II brings this concept to life thanks to the architecture genius of Falkenberg Innenarchitektur.So stunning it won The American Architecture Prize bronze award for Residential Interior Design, House Rheder II marries the interior and exterior of living, with rooms that play up minimalism, the fusing of natural elements, and an overall aesthetic of calmness and light. Yes, that means none of your girlfriend’s wine and painting pictures or mountains of shoes clogging the entryway.The main room of Rheder II is sparse and yet warm, as a long pool outside bounces light onto the ceiling within through the glass walls. A fireplace takes property over the opposite wall, built into the foundation. The tips of its flames match the creamy wood floors (reminding us of the class of Hudson Woods), which extend beyond the constraints of the house to form an outdoor patio over the rushing Nethe river.The main room also contains a coffee-hued leather couch in the back corner (perfect for a glass of bourbon and NYT sports section) and a minimalist kitchen— hardly noticeable at first glance. Given the urge for more retreat, hidden sliding walls provide for flexible spatial arrangement within the layout.center_img Once it’s time to rest, the bedrooms are nestled through the main room, offering a secluded and restorative haven. Made to be a weekend retreat house, Rheder II hides itself within a brush of vibrant green trees and wildflower patches.A case study in minimalism, House Rheder II is a refreshing journey back down to earth. And yet, through its architectural design, the house makes its surroundings look otherworldly— even celestial. The house makes us ruminate over what exactly it is we need to live, and live comfortably, while its clarity of form and function brings ease to the rushing to-do of everyday. (I’ve never felt so willing to turn off my MLB app notifications.)Designers at Falkenberg Innenarchitektur— who are also commissioned for banks, law firms, public buildings, and hotels— say about their approach, “We work out the essence of objects.”In doing so, we resonate personally with their open spaces and natural light, feeling more ourselves. We never thought a simple house could make us feel so connected. It’s ok to let out a tear. Real men feel, real men cry.Photos courtesy Reimund Braun and Thomas Mayer Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us How to Use a Vibrating Foam Roller Like Tom Bradylast_img read more

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first_imgMay 21, 2014 zoom The new ABB Turbocharging website went live in Baden, Switzerland, following a complete reappraisal of design and functionality to ensure the company’s digital front door also fulfills its role as a responsive business tool.Tasked with creating a site characterized by ease of navigation and timely content updating, while at the same time providing a knowledge resource for the industry, ABB’s development team were also mindful that the portal should be consistent and accessible across a range of platforms.The new site adjusts to different mobile devices (tablets and smartphones), optimizing user experience no matter what the device.“The redesigned ABB Turbocharging website offers a new look, simplified navigation, greater responsiveness, updated graphics and updated layouts. Visitors can also find the information they need on our entire product and service portfolio more quickly, with the user guided in a logical way through our various activities,” said Mr. Axel Kettmann, Head of Sales and Marketing at ABB Turbocharging.“Whether the user is searching for product manuals or technical papers, seeks to cross-reference material, or simply wants to know whom to contact, the site navigation allows the user to easily accomplish their goals,” said Mr. Kettmann.last_img read more

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first_imgLEWISPORTE, N.L. — A Newfoundland woman who launched a desperate bid to find family members missing thousands of kilometres away in a fire-ravaged California town says the search has come to a difficult end.Megan Janes says her aunt and uncle, Paradise residents Paula and Randy Dodge, are no longer missing but also “no longer with us.”In a post on Twitter, she says her family has “found our answer” and asks for prayers as they get through this “very difficult time.”Janes adds that her “heart is quite heavy” but that “God will see us through.”The couple were among hundreds of people reported missing after a massive blaze, called the Camp Fire, levelled the Northern California town.Nearly 8,800 homes were destroyed when flames hit Paradise, killing at least 56 people in the state’s deadliest wildfire. At least 130 people are still missing.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA — Brand-name drug companies could put off introducing new medicine in Canada and scale back research here if the country makes a major shift to cheaper generic alternatives under a national pharmacare plan, according to an internal federal analysis.The concerns were included last year in a briefing document for federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau that explored the feasibility and costs of a pharmacare program.Pharmacare is shaping up as a key campaign issue in the October election, particularly for the Liberals.The Finance Department’s analysis was created a few days before Morneau’s 2018 budget officially launched an advisory group on Canada-wide pharmacare, which the Liberals say will cut costs and improve Canadians’ access to prescription drugs. The document said more information is needed to fully understand how national pharmacare would affect drug spending in Canada — and what it would mean for revenues and business operations for the domestic pharmaceutical industry.In its look at the Canadian industry, the briefing note to Morneau said national pharmacare could influence the revenues of drug companies in several ways. Among the possibilities, it said a shift in favour of more generic drugs, mass-produced after patent protections for new medications expire, could lower costs.But that could come with a cost for patients.“For example, brand-name pharmaceutical companies may respond to a broad shift to generic drugs by delaying the introduction of new drugs in the Canadian market or by reducing the R&D activities that they undertake in the country,” said the analysis, labelled “secret,” which was obtained by The Canadian Press under access-to-information law.“Innovative Medicines Canada, which represents pharmaceutical patent holders, has warned that a national pharmacare program focused on cost containment may result in reduced access to medicines for Canadians.”The president of Innovative Medicines Canada said her members, which include multinational drug companies, fully support the role of generics. Some of the firms produce generic drugs as well, Pamela Fralick said in an interview.Fralick said drug companies are eager for more details on Canada’s eventual pharmacare plan — but she stressed there’s a far bigger issue for the industry right now: regulatory reform.In late 2017, the Liberal government proposed changes to the regulations governing patented medicines as a way to drive down drug prices. The update, which has yet to be put into force, would be the first major change to those rules in more than two decades.The proposal calls for an expanded list of countries Canada can use when comparing patented drug prices. It also includes new factors for the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, a quasi-judicial body operating at arm’s length from the government, to take into consideration when assessing whether a drug is overpriced.Fralick argued that the proposed reforms need improvement. It they proceed as written, she said companies could suffer a hit to their bottom lines of between 30 and 70 per cent.“(They’re) making drug-launch decisions, investment decisions, et cetera, based on what happens to this particular environment.”With all the uncertainty, companies have been holding back on bringing investment to Canada until the regulatory environment has been settled, Fralick added.Beyond the risk of missing out on investment dollars, she said if unfriendly conditions encourage companies to look elsewhere, new drugs could be delayed years before they get to Canada.The briefing to Morneau said research and development investments by pharma companies in Canada already “significantly lag” spending in other countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, a group of 34 countries with advanced economies.The ratio of sales to R&D for all patentees fell again in 2017, to 4.1 per cent. That’s a decrease of 65 per cent since its high point of 11.7 per cent in 1995, according to numbers from the price-review board. The industry invested $870 million in 2017 and employed 29,870 people, said the board.“Since 2003, industry investment in R&D has been less than 10 per cent of sales — the target that the pharmaceutical industry committed to in exchange for more favourable patent terms in Canada,” said the briefing to Morneau.Fralick disputed the argument that innovative drug companies have been falling short on investment. The PMPRB formula doesn’t capture major industry investments in university research chairs and through venture-capital channels, she said.“There’s just a whole range of research going on in Canada that is not being counted,” she said, insisting that many of her members are “well above” the 10-per-cent target. “It’s unfortunate, there is a bit of tension right now with the industry right now.”The cost of national pharmacare is expected to be steep.An analysis by the parliamentary budget officer estimated a broad coverage regime would carry a $20-billion-a-year price tag. Recent work by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that Canadians spent $39.8 billion on drugs in 2018, about $33.7 billion of it on prescription medication.It’s the fastest-growing component of health spending, as Canadians live longer and spend more years with chronic conditions.Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Updated:2 families have been displaced after a fire ripped through 3 homes Monday afternoon in Caldeonia.The fire started at a home on Morgan Drive. Two homes were fully engulfed when firefighters arrived around 12pm.The blaze then spread to two neighbouring homes. Ten trucks from 4 different stations responded to the blaze.The fire department told us that they believe that careless discarding of a cigarette was most likely the cause of the fire.

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Auto parts maker Magna International (TSX:MG) is looking to make acquisitions, especially in Asia where it sees the market growing, chief executive Don Walker said Friday.“I don’t want to go out and make an acquisition for the sake of making an acquisition, but we’ve got a very high focus on growing this year,” Walker told a conference call with financial analysts.The comments came after the company reported improved earnings and raised its outlook for North American vehicle production and sales for the year.Magna also increased its dividend quarterly to 32 cents per share from 27.5 cents.With $1.1 billion in net cash on its books and $2.05 billion in unused credit lines, Magna has the dry powder to make deals.“We don’t want to be sitting on a billion dollars in cash just to be sitting on a billion dollars in cash,” Walker said.He said the company made a couple of acquisitions last year and continued to look at what he called “a lot” of possibilities.“At some point in time Europe will rebound, so there might be some opportunities to get some more reasonably priced companies that have good technology or are a good fit with us,” he said.For the fourth quarter, the Ontario-based company, which is one of the largest auto parts makers in the world, said it earned US$351 million or $1.49 per share, up from US$312 million or $1.32 per share in the fourth quarter of 2011.The company also had a double-digit increase in sales, which rose by nearly 11 per cent to US$8 billion from $7.251.On an adjusted basis, Magna earned $1.67 per share.Magna also said it now expect sales for the year to be between $32 billion and $33.4 billion, up from a forecast in January of between $31.3 billion and $32.7 billion.The increase was based on expectations for North American vehicle production to reach 15.8 million and Western Europe to produce 11.9 million, up by 500,000 and 100,000 respectively.BMO Nesbitt Burns analyst Peter Sklar, who rated Magna an outperform with a US$61 price target, called the results “slightly positive” for the company.“After normalizing for the beneficial effect of an unusually low tax rate, we calculate normalized fourth-quarter 2012 earnings were $1.24 per share, in excess of our estimate of $1.08 per share,” Sklar wrote in a note to clients.Magna’s fourth-quarter results were driven by its North American business which saw vehicle production increase 12 per cent compared with a year ago, while it dropped eight per cent in Western Europe.North American production sales increased to $3.9 billion for the quarter, up from $3.5 billion a year ago, while European production sales totalled $2.21 billion, up from $2.17 billion.Production sales in the rest of the world, which includes China and Brazil, increased to $521 million compared with $386 million a year ago.For the full year, the company earned $1.43 billion or $6.09 per diluted share on $30.8 billion in sales. That compared with a profit of $1.02 billion or $4.20 per share on $28.75 billion in sales in 2011.Magna has more than 300 factories and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres around the world and more than 100,000 employees.Shares in the company closed up $2.17 at $57.02 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday. Magna International looking for acquisitions after reporting higher profits by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 1, 2013 7:11 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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During the meeting on 13 May at the UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General expressed his gratitude for Togo’s contribution to peacekeeping in Mali and Guinea-Bissau.In April, the UN Security Council approved a 12,600-strong UN peacekeeping operation known as the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) to take over from the African-led mission in Mali on 1 July and authorized the blue helmets “to use all necessary means” to carry out security-related stabilization tasks, protect civilians, UN staff and cultural artefacts, and create the conditions for the provision of humanitarian aid.MINUSMA’s core task is to support the political process in Mali, in close coordination with the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), of which Togo is a member.Northern Mali was occupied by radical Islamists after fighting broke out in January 2012 between Government forces and Tuareg rebels. The conflict uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and prompted the Malian Government to request assistance from France to stop the military advance of extremist groups.Togo peacekeepers are also active in Guinea-Bissau, a West African country with a history of coups, misrule and political instability since it gained independence from Portugal in 1974. Soldiers seized power in the country in April 2012 in a coup d’etat ahead of a presidential run-off election that was slated for 22 April between Carlos Gomes Júnior and a former President, Kumba Yala, prompting calls from the international community for a return to civilian rule.In recent months, the UN has been working with the African Union and other partners to see how to assist Guinea-Bissau in fast-tracking the process of transition into elections which could be held by November. The rotating presidency of the 15-member Security Council is held this month by Togo.During their meeting, Mr. Ban and Mr. Gnassingbé also discussed recent developments in Africa, including drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, terrorism, piracy and climate change.In addition, the two leaders agreed on the importance of adopting the Global Climate Change Treaty before the end of 2015. Representatives of Governments will meet for two-weeks starting on 3 June in Bonn, Germany, for the next round of climate change talks under the umbrella of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). read more

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The Finnies are on trial along with Gary Clarke, 36, who is said to have helped the couple Anthony 'Tosh' Richardson was fatally attacked outside Grimsby's Freshney Place shopping centre “She knew her husband’s personality and she wanted him to come down to physically confront Mr Richardson.” On identifying Mr Richardson it is claimed that she then made sure the camera was pointed the other way when Mr Finnie approached him outside Halifax bank.The court was told the she had radioed CCTV operator Daniel Tinmurth claiming to have seen a suspicious man it order to divert the cameras away from her husband moments before he attacked.Tim Roberts, prosecuting, said: “They wanted the attack to be quick and effective. Marc Finnie admits he attacked Antony Richardson but says it wasn’t murderCredit:Grimsby Telegraph Anthony ‘Tosh’ Richardson was fatally attacked outside Grimsby’s Freshney Place shopping centre Credit:Grimsby Telegraph Mr Roberts said that the person responsible for the killing was Mr Finnie, adding: “He admits it was him that was the attacker and the attack was unlawful and unnecessary.”Addressing the jury he added: “The issue you will decide is whether Mr Finnie is guilty of murder or guilty only of manslaughter as he suggests.“Sarah Finnie wanted her husband to punish Mr Richardson swiftly for what he had said and done to her that day.”The pair are on trial alongside Gary Clarke, a fellow security guard who worked alongside Mrs Finnie. Clarke, 36 was seen by CCTV watching the attack from the entrance of the shopping centre before going to join Mrs Finnie inside.However the court heard the he had told police he did not see the incident when questioned.Prosecutors claimed Clarke deliberately falsified his statements to the police. The trial continues.  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. He then left Mr Richardson unresponsive and unconscious on the pavement. He later died at hospital from a head injury.Marc and Sarah Finnie, of Grimsby, are accused of murdering Mr Richardson. Marc Finnie admits he attacked him, but denies murder.The court was told that Mrs Finnie had apparently known Mr Richardson for 10 years and they they had exchanged in a number of insults over that time.Mr Richardson had taunted Mrs Finnie outside the shopping centre about her personal life as well as calling her a murderer which related to the death of a mutual friend who died from a heroin overdose.Mr Roberts said: “She found herself more sensitive to Mr Richardson’s habitual abuse. She called Marc Finnie to tell him about the abuse. Marc Finnie admits he attacked Antony Richardson but says it wasn't murder A shopping centre security guard diverted CCTV cameras while her husband attacked and killed a homeless man, a court has heard.Sarah Finnie who worked at a shopping centre in Grimsby, Lincolnshire is alleged to have used a surveillance system to track down Anthony Richardson, 45, before calling her husband who later killed him.Mr Richardson, nicknamed “Tosh” had reportedly been been kicked out of the retail complex by Finnie after becoming abusive towards her.Following the altercation Finnie called her husband Marc who decided that “enough was enough” and went to confront Mr Richardson that day, Sheffield Crown Court was told.The court also heard that Mrs Finnie had previously received abuse from Mr Richardson.The attack happened near to the entrance of the Freshney Place shopping centre on January 15 when Finnie identified Mr Richardson on CCTV. “They also wanted to escape detection for the crime in prospect. They knew only too well about the cameras in the town centre.”He added that her alleged interference with the camera is “critical proof of the intention which she shared with her husband to inflict serious harm on Mr Richardson in swift punishment for his recent behaviour towards her”.Mr Finnie first kneed Mr Richardson in the face before punching him twice in the head. The Finnies are on trial along with Gary Clarke, 36, who is said to have helped the coupleCredit:Grimsby Telegraph read more

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first_imgToday at Mobile World Congress, HTC unveiled two new Facebook based phones and a tablet, an odd change since the company’s statement last month that it wouldn’t be releasing a phone based on the popular social network. The phones are called Salsa and Chacha. HTC believes that the phones will give it an advantage in the battle against Apple and RIM. The Salsa has a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.4 inch screen, and runs on Google Android OS. The Chacha also runs on the Android OS, and, has a 2.6 inch touchscreen. The HTC tablet is called Flyer. It has a Sense UI, digital pen , 7 inch screen, and a Qualcomm 5 gigahertz processor. The Flyer also runs Android. AdChoices广告For the last year, we have heard rumors about a Facebook phone-which Mark Zuckerberg always denied. These two phones appear to be the closest to an actual Facebook phone as you’ll be able to get.last_img read more

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first_imgDonald Trump and Al Gore have “extremely interesting conversation” about climate change The US president-elect may be softening his stance on the issue. Short URL Monday 5 Dec 2016, 9:51 PM Former Vice President Al Gore speaks to members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump and at Trump Tower in New York. Image: Andrew Harnik AP/Press Association Images 94 Comments 16,206 Views DONALD TRUMP MET former Democratic vice president turned environmental campaigner Al Gore today in the latest sign that the president-elect might rethink his hardline campaign promises on the environment.“I found it an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that,” Gore told reporters after talks with the Republican billionaire at Trump Tower in New York.The transition team announced  today that Gore would meet Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, a close adviser to her father seen as a possible conduit for Democrats into the Trump orbit.Gore said he had met Ivanka first, but that he spent the bulk of his time with the incoming president.“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect,” he said. “It was a sincere search for areas of common ground.”It was Trump’s highest-profile announced meeting with a leading Democrat since his shock victory over Hillary Clinton in the general election last month.Gore, who was Bill Clinton’s vice president, narrowly lost the presidential election to George W Bush in 2000 and campaigned for Hillary Clinton in her bid to become America’s first female leader.As chairman of The Climate Reality Project non-profit he devotes most of his time to solutions for the climate crisis.Trump first suggested he might be willing to support global accords on climate change last month, telling The New York Times he had “an open mind”.“We’re going to look very carefully,” he said in an interview with the newspaper, appearing to soften his campaign promise to pull the United States out of agreements such as last year’s COP21 Paris Agreement, which would bind countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Campaign trail On the campaign trail, Trump had repeatedly promised to tear up international climate agreements.As far back as 2012, he tweeted what would later become one of his main campaign messages:The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.Trump also told the Times he thought there was “some connectivity” between human activity and climate change.“Some, something. It depends on how much,” he said, adding that he would still remain concerned about how much green measures would “cost our companies”.© AFP 2016Read: No verdict in trial of US police officer who shot black motorist dead on videoRead: Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to take on China http://jrnl.ie/3121970 center_img Share64 Tweet Email Dec 5th 2016, 9:51 PM Former Vice President Al Gore speaks to members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump and at Trump Tower in New York. Image: Andrew Harnik AP/Press Association Images By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_img Short URL Patrick Quirke Apr 24th 2019, 10:01 PM No Comments Share Tweet Email Jury in alleged ‘love rival’ trial to resume deliberations tomorrow morning Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder . THE JURY IN the trial of a 50-year-old farmer charged with murdering his alleged love rival, and hiding his body in an underground tank, will resume their deliberations tomorrow morning.Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ going by the name Mr Moonlight. Mr Ryan went missing on 3 June 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am.His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Ms Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary 22 months later in April 2013.The prosecution claims that Mr Quirke murdered Mr Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Ms Lowry (52), while the defence contends the prosecution has failed to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, and must acquit. The jury of six men and six women resumed their deliberations this morning and were sent home for the evening at around 4pm. They have been deliberating for more than three-and-a-half hours so far and will resume again tomorrow morning at 11am.The two verdicts open to the jury are: guilty of murder or, alternatively, not guilty.  A short time into their deliberations yesterday, the jury sought all of Mr Quirke’s interviews with gardaí as well as phone records, which were handed in. In her charge to the jury yesterday, Ms Justice Eileen Creedon told them that they must not be influenced by emotion, sympathy, anger or disgust, and must treat circumstantial evidence against the accused with care.     Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 10:00 PMcenter_img 11,080 Views Patrick Quirke Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4605825 By Ruaidhrí Giblin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgThe Pan Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria along with the Dimitria festival invite all to attend their dinner dance celebrating the 100 years of liberation. A night out full of great food, live music, plenty of company and celebrations. Also on the night the dance group will be performing various dances from Greece.When: 10 November, 7:00 pm Where: Stars International Reception Centre – 1C Bell Street, Preston Bookings: Pan Macedonian Association of Melbourne & Victoria 9489 3512 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A 101-year-old Greek man reportedly renewed his driving licence for another three years, and has probably become the oldest driver in all of Europe, a report on the kefaloniapress news site said.The report states that the elderly man travelled from the island of Kephalonia to the city of Patras in order to renew his license for another three years.Newer reports, this time from inkefalonia, state that the elderly man is originally from Akrata and only owns a summer home on the island of Kephalonia.Looks like Greece just beat Britain’s Francis Morris, who at 100 years old held the title as the oldest recorded driver on the European continent for 2014.last_img read more

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first_imgPakistan : un pays dévasté et des dons nécessairesPakistan – Le pays a été victime d’inondations exceptionnelles ayant affecté près de 6 millions d’individus. La population attend désormais que l’aide internationale lui vienne en aide, tandis que le nombre de victimes n’a pas encore été établi. Un appel aux dons a d’ores et déjà été lancé.La Croix Rouge et Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) sont déjà présents sur place pour venir en aide aux victimes des inondations ayant dévasté le Pakistan. En premier lieu, la Croix Rouge française explique vouloir aider les personnes dans les provinces les plus touchées, ce qui représente 25.000 familles et 175.000 personnes selon l’AFP. Une opération dont le coût est estimé à 150.000 euros.Précision importante, et inquiétante : la catastrophe n’est pas encore terminée, puisque MSF explique que de nouvelles montées des eaux sont attendues. La situation sanitaire dans ces régions est déplorable et les dons, plus que nécessaires. Du côté des États-Unis, une aide d’urgence de 55 millions de dollars a été proposée au Pakistan, aide que le gouvernement Pakistanais devrait refuser si l’on en croit un groupe de talibans. De la même façon, François Fillon a fait savoir aux ministres pakistanais que la France se tenait prête à les aider, et qu’une aide d’un million d’euros avait déjà été débloquée. Le 11 août 2010 à 18:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgTAMPA (WSVN) — Deputies from Pasco Sheriff’s Department dove into a Tampa canal head-first after they found a suspected shoplifter drowning inside.Deputies’ body cameras caught the entire rescue. The suspect is heard screaming, then gasping for air. That’s when the deputies realized he was drowning and jumped in.“We gotta go in there,” one deputy is heard saying.Deputy John Riyad dove in first.“By the time I got over to him, he was pretty much dead weight,” Riyad said.Another deputy following him. The two struggled to get the man to shore.They brought the suspect back to the shore, where multiple deputies administered CPR. Deputies say the suspect tried ramming into their patrol cars while leading them on a chase. Then he dove into the canal.That decision almost cost him his life. Those deputies he tried to evade turned into life-savers.“It’s changing hats sometimes, you know?” Riyad said. “We’re chasing after him, we’re trying to get him into custody, but if it gets to a point where his life is in danger we need to change hats and try and save him as well.”Officials say the suspect, who was previously arrested in 2014 for shoplifting, was hospitalized. Officials say he apologized and told them he ran because he didn’t have a license.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more