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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and David Miller not only steadied the team’s innings against Australia in the third and final ODI but went on to shatter a South African one-day international record on Sunday.Du Plessis walked in with South Africa at 26/2 and Aiden Markram on the pitch. David Miller came out to bat when South Africa were tottering at 55/3 and Markram had just departed at 32.Du Plessis and Miller stitched together a record 252-run stand for the fourth wicket to dig out South Africa from troubled waters. Their partnership was South Africa’s highest-ever in ODIs.In the 252-run stand, du Plessis scored 125 runs while Miller contributed with 129 runs and it was an innings of remarkable hitting and great resilience, given where South Africa stood when the two took the pitch. 129 off 108 deliveries was also Miller’s highest score in ODIs.Faf du Plessis and David Miller put on a clinic in the highest ODI stand against Australia EVER! Some of these shots are just incredible…#AUSvSA @toyota_aus pic.twitter.com/6Q2ct01MGHcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 11, 2018Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI: Live Cricket ScoreDu Plessis and Miller together scored 130 from the last 10 overs and 75 of them came in the last five overs. It took a diving catch from Shaun Marsh off Stoinis’s bouncing delivery to dismiss du Plessis in the 49th over. Miller departed in the final over while trying to smash a full toss from Finch.The partnership saw South Africa post a solid total of 320/5 for Australia to chase. This was also the highest total posted in this three-match ODI series.advertisementHugs all round What an incredible performance from these two. SA finish off on 320/5 after excellent centuries from Du Plessis(125) and Miller (139) #ProteaFire pic.twitter.com/8pRrs4TzTUCricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) November 11, 2018Australia got off to a good start as Mitchell Starc picked the wicket of Quinton de Kock (4) in just the third over. Eight over later, Reeza Hendricks (8) also departed off Stoinis’s delivery.Aiden Markram with captain du Plessis by his side scored a decent 32 off 42 deliveries before falling to Starc in the 16th over.However, it all got wrong for Australia thereafter with du Plessis and Miller managing to take it away and grasp their opportunity of getting a big score on the board.With the series tied at 1-1, Australia will want to chase the big total for a series victory after a disappointing run since the fateful ball-tampering day that saw Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft banned.
UEFA Champions League Arsenal can now kiss goodbye to conquering Europe and Champions League winners & losers Goal 19:00 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Getty Images UEFA Champions League Barcelona Anderlecht v PSG Bayern München v Celtic Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City v Napoli Juventus v Sporting CP Barcelona v Olympiakos Piraeus Chelsea v Roma Maribor v Liverpool Benfica v Manchester United Qarabağ v Atlético Madrid APOEL v Borussia Dortmund Monaco v Beşiktaş RB Leipzig v Porto Qarabağ Anderlecht Porto Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund Bayern München Olympiakos Piraeus Beşiktaş PSG Maribor Manchester United RB Leipzig Celtic Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City Napoli Sporting CP Juventus Roma Chelsea Liverpool Benfica Atlético Madrid APOEL Monaco Arsène Wenger Edin Džeko Opinion Edin Dzeko netted his first ever goals against Chelsea, while the struggles of Dortmund, Atletico and Napoli are bad news for Arsenal WINNER: EDIN DZEKO “When I was at Manchester City,” Edin Dzeko mused after Roma’s 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, “I never scored against Chelsea, but I made up for that tonight.” And how!Dzeko struck twice in what was his 10th outing against the Blues, levelling the game with a thumping, first-time volley from a wonderful pass from deep from Federico Fazio before then heading the visitors into a 3-2 lead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Eden Hazard salvaged a barely deserved draw for Chelsea, who looked like the away side all evening, with just 40 per cent of the ball, and the man of the match award went to the brilliant Belgian. But the night still belonged to Roma’s No.9, who was proclaimed “King Dzeko” by both Tuttosport and the Corriere dello Sport on Thursday morning.At 31, he is in the best form his career, as underlined by his recent nomination for this year’s Ballon d’Or.Dzeko’s double in west London has taken his Roma goals tally to 59 in just 100 games, a record made all the more remarkable given he struggled in his first season after moving to the Stadio Olimpico from Manchester City in the summer of 2015, scoring just 10 times in his first 39 appearances for the Giallorossi.That makes it 49 goals in his past 61 appearances, which underlines just why Francesco Totti saw so little game time before his retirement.The King is dead, Long live the King!Mark Doyle WINNER: CENK TOSUN Cenk Tosun told Goal in September, “The best feeling in the world is when you see the ball hit the net. If you’re a striker, you step on the field to taste that feeling.” The Besiktas forward has certainly developed an insatiable appetite for Champions League goals over the past year.Tosun won the tournament’s goal of the season award for his sensational scissor-kick against Benfica last November, while he kicked off the current competition by bagging the best goal of Matchday 1 – a thunderous strike from distance in a surprise 3-1 victory at Porto.The Turkey international netted again on Tuesday, twice in fact, to earn Besiktas an impressive come-from-behind win at Monaco that means his side have a maximum nine points after three rounds of action.”I keep training hard, both with the team and after the sessions,” the in-form Tosun said after the win at the Stade Louis II. “I want to improve what I have been doing wrong and what I could do better.”Having been expected to finish bottom of a competitive, well-balanced group that also features RB Leipzig, Besiktas have now won three Champions League group games on the bounce for the first time in their history to leave them just one win away from a maiden appearance in the knockout stage.Tonsun will be key to their hopes of progression because while Pepe, Ryan Babel, Alvaro Negredo and Ricardo Quaresma may be the most famous names in Senol Gunes’ squad, it is the humble but hungry centre-forward who adds real bite to the Besiktas attack.Mark Doyle LOSERS: BORUSSIA DORTMUND It’s not been a great few days for Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz. After watching his side’s unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season come to an end at home to RB Leipzig on Saturday, the Dutchman then had to endure a dismal 1-1 draw at APOEL on Tuesday that has left BVB’s Champions League hopes in tatters.Indeed, further bad news had arrived at full-time, when Bosz was informed moments before his post-match interview that the other game in Group H, between Real Madrid and Tottenham, had also finished level. “That 1-1 draw in Spain isn’t good for us either,” he lamented. “It wouldn’t have been good even if we’d won here.”He wasn’t wrong there: BVB’s failure to win in Cyprus leaves them needing a minor miracle to qualify for the last 16. As it stands, Dortmund sit third in Group H, six points behind both Spurs and Madrid. The Bundesliga leaders should at least defeat APOEL at home to boost their qualification hopes but even then, they would still need to defeat Tottenham at home at Real in the Bernabeu just to have a chance of progressing.In reality, BVB are already out and, in truth, only have themselves to blame after managing just one goal, and four shots on target (the same number as APOEL), in a game in which they had 72.6 per cent possession. Admittedly, they came close to nicking a late winner, with both Shinji Kagawa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang striking the woodwork in the dying minutes.However, even a bemused Bosz admitted that his side did not warrant all three points: “We actually got weaker the longer the game went on.” He will now be hoping Dortmund’s season doesn’t follow a similar course. Mark Doyle LOSERS: ATLETICO MADRID Atletico Madrid have been Champions League finalists in two of the last four seasons but based on this week’s evidence, they will be lucky to even escape the group stage this time around. Wednesday’s goalless draw in Qarabag serves as the worst result of Diego Simeone’s brilliant reign at Atletico.Their rookie opponents had never even gained a point in the Champions League in their history and had been humiliated 6-0 by Chelsea on matchday one.But Atletico were slow and predictable throughout the match and barely created a single chance in the second half, even when the Azerbaijanis were reduced to 10 men with 15 minutes to go. In fact, Qarabag even threatened to score on the counter-attack on a number of occasions.Most worrying of all, though, Atletico now find themselves with a lot of work to do to qualify. With just two points from three games, they find themselves six points behind leaders Chelsea and three points shy of second-placed Roma.Carlo Garganese LOSER: ARSENE WENGER Arsenal’s diastrous failure to qualify for this season’s Champions League did have one silver lining: the opportunity for Arsene Wenger to win the first European trophy of his career and a first for Arsenal since their Cup Winners’ Cup win over Parma in 1994.When the draw for the Europa League group stages was made, there were few teams who would have frightened Wenger. Indeed, their strongest rivals right now are Roberto Mancini’s Zenit St Petersburg, crisis-hit AC Milan and the likes of Villarreal, Lazio and Marseille.However, this week’s Champions League results mean that the knockout phase of the Europa League is going to get a whole lot tougher for Arsenal because it’s not only the aforementioned Atletico and Dortmund who are struggling.Serial Europa League winners Sevilla slipped from top to third in Group E after a shocking 5-1 loss at Spartak Moscow, while even an excellent Napoli side are now third-favourites to make it out of Group F after losing two of their opening three fixtures.Should Sevilla, Atletico and the league leaders in both Germany and Italy drop down into the Europa League, it could end Arsenal’s chances of salvaging anything from what could be another miserable season in north London. Carlo Garganese
Transfers Fredericks becomes Pellegrini’s first West Ham signing Ben Spratt 01:02 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Twitter (@westhamutd) Transfers West Ham United Fulham Premier League After playing a key role in Fulham’s promotion run this season, the 25-year-old defender has sealed a move across London West Ham have completed the signing of right-back Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer from newly promoted Fulham.Fredericks starred as Fulham won the Championship play-offs at the end of the 2017-18 season, but the club failed to agree a new deal with the defender, allowing him to move across London and become Manuel Pellegrini’s first signing as Hammers boss.The 25-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Premier League side and will officially join his new employers on July 1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now He told West Ham’s official website: “It’s amazing for this deal to finally happen.”I know we’ve been speaking about it for a while and trying to get things in place and finally, we’ve got it over the line. I’m just buzzing to be here.”West Ham United are one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League. Everyone knows the history of West Ham and there are a lot of factors that brought me to the club. New challenge. New league. Same City. #WelcomeFredericks pic.twitter.com/rMKepevxvv— #ImForever (@WestHamUtd) June 5, 2018″Obviously, it’s an exciting time for West Ham. The club have just brought in a new manager in Manuel Pellegrini and everyone knows his CV and what he has done in England before and in other leagues as well.”I’m sure I can learn a lot from him.”
The Honourable Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, is currently leading a 5-day promotion mission in London to promote Jamaica’s agricultural sector for investment and export of Jamaica’s fresh produce and food-based products. The mission commenced yesterday, December 4, 2018.The mission, which includes JAMPRO President, Diane Edwards, began with attendance at agricultural investment forum Global AgInvesting Europe. The investment forum is the world’s premier agriculture investment conference series, attracting hundreds of attendees working in the agricultural value chain, including global agricultural investors, agricultural technology entrepreneurs, fund managers, venture capitalists and researchers. Minister Shaw will also meet with players in the agricultural industry and buyers in London, and speak at JAMPRO’s Investors’ Dinner on December 5th, and Buyers’ Luncheon on December 6th.The United Kingdom continues to be a key area for expansion in export sales as the market falls within Jamaica’s top 3 markets for export each year. There is steady growth in interest from UK buyers for Jamaican brands and private labelling; and from investors seeking opportunities for partnership on feasible agriculture projects.In response to these developments, Minister Shaw said that Jamaica was on a journey of transformation that would take Jamaica’s agricultural industry to the next level. He said. “Over the last five (5) years we have embarked on an aggressive programme to transform Jamaica’s agricultural landscape. This includes the build out of large agro-industrial parks to create a logistics supply chain which will optimize production, sorting, packing and export of agro-processed products, these agro-parks we want to become central hubs to supply the region.” The Minister noted that with these developments, the country was open for business and ready for investment and trade interests in the United Kingdom.Ms. Edwards echoed the Minister’s sentiments, and said that JAMPRO believed that the UK needed a different approach to increase the flow of the island’s products to that region and attract more investments to Jamaica. The JAMPRO President explained, “Traditionally, Jamaica has been known as an exporter of fresh produce to the UK market, but what we have seen is that there is a growing interest in not only buying more Jamaican value-added products, but investing in our agricultural industry.”She went on to say, “To ensure that we do not lose these opportunities, we have embarked on a more aggressive, holistic approach that aims to position our agricultural industry as one with buying and investment opportunities, as well as excellent and unique value-added products. With Minister Shaw’s support on this mission and future initiatives, we believe that we will be able to refresh the image of Jamaica’s agriculture industry, and get those significant projects that will boost the sector and support our economic growth goals.”The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)’s mission is to drive economic development through growth in investment and export. JAMPRO is an Agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
zoom South Korea’s Polaris Shipping has become the latest shipowner to join Navig8’s Alpha8 Pool.The company’s two 2018-built Aframax tankers have been added to the pool, Navig8 said.The newbuildings in question are the 129,918 cbm Polar Ace and Polar Bright.Being built at Korean shipyard Daehan Shipbuilding, the 115,802 dwt vessels will fly the Marshall Islands flag.Polar Ace and Polar Bright are scheduled for delivery in February and August 2018, respectively.Including the two newbuilds, Navig8’s Alpha8 Pool currently comprises eighteen tankers.World Maritime News Staff
HALIFAX – The Canadian Hurricane Centre is expecting a “near-normal to above-normal” number of storms in the Atlantic Ocean this year.The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its seasonal outlook Thursday, predicting 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine of them being hurricanes and one to four being major hurricanes.At a briefing Thursday in Halifax, Bob Robichaud, a warning preparedness meteorologist at the Canadian Hurricane Centre, said normally only three to four tropical cyclones cause any concern for Canadian land or offshore waters.“We kind of fared pretty good last year. We only had three storms that came within our response zone compared to the 17 that formed within the Atlantic,” Robichaud said.None of the storms in 2017 made landfall in Canada.Last year, NOAA predicted an above-average season.A trio of devastating hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands.Those three names, as well as Nate, have been retired because of their size and destruction.The National Hurricane Center said Thursday a mass of low pressure in the western Caribbean is becoming better defined and will likely become a subtropical or tropical depression by late Saturday.They’re putting the chances of formation at 80 per cent over the next five days.The system is currently off the southeastern Yucatan Peninsula but it’s expected to move northward. Heavy rains are likely across western Cuba, much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into early next week.If that system becomes a tropical storm, it will get the name Alberto.The Canadian Hurricane Centre is encouraging Canadians to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. The season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, when the waters of the Atlantic Ocean are warm enough to produce tropical cyclones.“Right now water temperatures in the tropical Atlantic are a little bit lower than average but we expect as we move into the summertime that those waters will heat up and be right around where they should be in terms of average water temperatures by the time we hit well into hurricane season,” Robichaud said.Typically, hurricanes become of more concern in Canadian waters later in the season, however, Robichaud said it’s too early to say how Canada will be impacted this year.“It’s impossible to say two, three or four months ahead of time exactly where these storms are going to go once they do form, because they are so dependant on the weather of the day,” he said.Robichaud said Canadians can prepare for hurricane season by assembling emergency kits and readying their homes and properties.— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton.
TORONTO – WestJet says it is reviewing its baggage policy after a customer complained that it discriminated against travellers from certain countries.The airline currently has a policy that prevents travellers to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago from checking in more than two bags, unless the extra luggage is “a golf bag containing golf clubs.”Jared Walker tweeted about the policy after his 62-year-old mother was prevented from bringing an oversized bag on a trip to Jamaica to attend a funeral.Walker, 30, said the policy is “absurd” and shows preferential treatment to tourists, as opposed to travellers returning to their country of origin.WestJet told The Canadian Press in a statement that the baggage policy was in place for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago “due to the amount of excess checked baggage brought by guests travelling to these particular destinations.”The company said it’s reviewing the aspect of the baggage policy related to golf bags, recognizing “the optics are poor.”It further said that travellers who want to bring more than two bags to Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago can do so through WestJet Cargo, its air shipping service.The airline said it apologized to Walker and reached out to him in an attempt to resolve the issue. “It was never our intention to be discriminatory in this specific baggage policy,” said Lauren Stewart, a spokeswoman for WestJet.Walker said he received an apology and other messages from the company Wednesday afternoon but it was too late to help his mother, who was already in Jamaica.He said he booked tickets for his mother, Nellrene Walker, so she could attend her sister’s funeral in Jamaica. After paying for the tickets, he saw WestJet’s baggage policy, and called customer service, he said.“They let me know that no exceptions were allowed,” said Jared Walker, who wanted to pay for his mother to bring a third oversized bag.“It seems really ridiculous that this policy…only applies to two countries which happens to be tourist destinations, and that there’s a golf club exemption.”In immigrant communities, it’s common to take goods back to their country of origin, especially when a family member has died, he said.His mother is originally from Jamaica, and Walker was born in the United States after she moved to Florida. They both came to Canada in 1995.He said when he originally asked why golf clubs are allowed, WestJet told him it was due to “weight distribution” and “baggage trends”.Walker tweeted about the policy Tuesday night and said he received a message from the company around 1 a.m. saying it would allow his mother to pay to take the oversized bag.But he said he saw the messages too late, and his mother flew out Wednesday morning.
SASKATOON — The Mosaic Co. announced it’s temporarily laying off about 330 employees as it idles its Colonsay, Sask., potash mine.The company says it will rely on its lower-cost Esterhazy and Belle Plaine mines in Saskatchewan for potash production during a down market for the fertilizer.Mike Pulak, a United Steelworkers union staff representative, says the job cuts are actually closer to 370 with only 32 unionized workers being kept on at the mine.Potash Corp rallies amid speculation of possible takeover: ‘It feels like the time things would be consolidating’Standard & Poor’s downgrades Saskatchewan credit rating due to budget concernsPotash Corp.’s dividend increasingly at risk amid weak marketHe added workers have been told they can expect to return to their jobs on January 3, 2017, but that the date could change.Pulak suspects the job cuts could be in response to workers at Colonsay overwhelmingly voting down the company’s latest contract offer on Monday.Unionized workers at the Colonsay mine have been without a contract for 15 months.
“We condemn this act of violence directed at innocent people,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Principal Deputy Special Representative Steven Schook said of last night’s blast in the town of Klina, which followed a recent spate of grenade and bomb attacks at a time when talks are underway to decide the province’s final status.“Violence cannot be a means to achieve an end. It serves no purpose and it certainly is not in the interests of Kosovo,” Mr. Schook added.He asked Police Commissioner Stephen Curtis to vigorously pursue the investigation into the attack, and called on anyone with knowledge of the incident to come forward and assist the police.“I was encouraged to see the immediate reaction of the Kosovo authorities to this incident, including by the Prime Minister (Agim Ceku ) and Mayor of Klina. We must all work together to ensure that Kosovo is a place where people of all ethnicities can live together in peace,” said Mr. Schook.In his latest report earlier this month, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for “more flexibility” from all sides in deciding Kosovo’s final status. Independence and autonomy are among options mentioned for the province, where Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1. Serbia rejects independence.Last month assailants hurled a grenade at a café in mainly Serb north Mitrovica, injuring nine people and there have been several bomb attacks in recent days on cars, including that of Interior Minister Fatmir Rexhepi.
“WFP is concerned about the fate of many Syrians trapped in conflict areas and still in need of urgent food assistance,” spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs told journalists in Geneva. “Some 3.3 million has reached in October, but the overall target for WFP for the entire Syria was to reach four million people by the end of December 2013,” the spokesperson added.Damascus and Rural Damascus remain one of WFP’s biggest challenges due to insecurity and the siege in many conflict areas, said Mr. Byrnes. People are still trapped in Moadamiyeh, she noted, but the UN agency has not been able to enter the area. “WFP and UN partners had made nine unsuccessful attempts to reach Moadamiyeh and could not confirm what exactly was happening in that area,” the spokesperson said.Since mid-2012, WFP had been unable to access 37 other locations, such as Daraya, Yarmouk, Hajar Aswad, Yalda, Babila, Sbineh, Douma, Jobar, Qaboon, Zamalka and Erbeen. These are some of the most deprived areas where “even the most basic items were in scarce supply”, the spokesperson noted. More than a dozen trucks with supplies are en route to the capital Aleppo, carrying enough food for 75,000 people as part of the Governorate’s October allocation. Despite the allocations, the city is one of the Governorates where food distribution has become difficult in recent months. More children are being admitted to hospitals with acute and moderate malnutrition, the UN Children’s Fund said, also addressing the press. “The most difficult challenge in helping those children was access,” said UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado.The community is also grabbling with a lack of skilled professionals to deal with malnutrition.
A builder who became obsessed with two young women kidnapped, raped and cut their throats, leaving one of them dead in a freezer at a disused house, a court has heard.Mujahid Arshid, 33, had spent weeks plotting how to abduct the two women, kill them and dump their bodies in a deep freeze, the Old Bailey heard.Jurors were told Arshid had become “sexually fixated” with the women and resolved “if he cannot have them no-one could”.At the time, both women had boyfriends and Ms Dookhran had moved into Arshid’s home, after falling out with her parents over her love life.He had allegedly abused the other woman when she was aged 13 and was “beside himself with rage” that she was going out with someone else, the court heard.Arshid recruited labourer Vincent Tappu to abduct the pair, wearing balaclavas and gloves, jurors were told.Bound, gagged and covered in a dust sheet, he allegedly bundled them into the boot of his car in July last year and took them to a house he was renovating.While there, Arshid raped both women and attacked them with a lock knife, jurors were told.One of the women managed to escape death and raise the alarm by persuading him they could be together, the court heard. Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC told jurors: “The evidence in this case shows that, for a period of about three weeks before July 19 last year, the first defendant was planning to kidnap both young women.”Thereafter, and it is as bizarre as it is terrible, he intended to rape them both before murdering them and disposing of their bodies.”To that end he considered either putting them in acid or else concealing them in a deep freezer.”Arshid put his plan into action, the court heard on the evening of Tuesday, July 18, after Ms Dookhran, who worked at Barclays Bank in Mitcham, south London, was put under pressure to split up with her boyfriend.Wearing balaclavas and gloves, he stuffed socks into the women’s mouths and bound their hands and feet before Arshid drove to the Wimbledon house with them in the boot, the court heard.Two days before, Arshid had installed a chest-high deep freezer into the utility room.Armed with a lock knife, Arshid allegedly raped each woman in turn in an upstairs bedroom.Mr Aylett said: “The defendant took Celine back upstairs. He cut her throat in the bathroom, most likely with the lock knife.”With her mouth still stuffed with a sock, Celine died from the combined effect of the restriction of her airways and lost blood.” Officers went to the six-bedroom house in Wimbledon, south west London, and discovered the body of Celine Dookhran, 20, in a locked freezer in a utility room. 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. Mr Aylett said: “The defendant had been hatching his murderous plan for several weeks before he actually brought it into effect.”The prosecution suggest if he could not have them, he would make sure that nobody else could either.”He told how the property Arshid had earmarked was a three-storey house in Coombe Lane West, between Wimbledon and Kingston.The owner wanted to convert it into two flats and approached Arshid to do the work in June last year as he was awaiting planning consent.Mr Aylett suggested Arshid brought the deep freezer to the house in advance to stop the bodies from smelling as they decomposed.Arshid, of no fixed address, denies murder, attempted murder, the rape of both women and the earlier sexual assault of the surviving woman.He is jointly charged with Tappu, 28, of Spencer Road, Acton, west London, of both women’s kidnap and false imprisonment, and possession of a firearm with intent. Court artist sketch of Vincent Tappu (left) and Mujahid Arshid in the dock of the Old Bailey, where Arshid is on trial accused of the kidnap, rape and murder of his niece, Celine Dookhran, and the attempted murder of another womanCredit:Elizabeth Cook Later, he took the other woman upstairs again and cut her throat, the court heard.But in a desperate bid for survival she managed to dupe Ashid into believing they could be together.Mr Aylett said: “It must have been the defendant’s intention to murder both women and to conceal their bodies in the deep freezer of an unoccupied house in the confident expectation that their bodies would not be found for many months.”Even though he had accomplished but half of his plan, the defendant nonetheless put Celine’s dead body into the freezer. He then locked it using a padlock that he had brought with him.”The surviving woman was able to ring in and raise the alarm, even though she did not know where she was. She was taken to hospital by Arshid’s brother and managed to give police a description of the house, where officers found Ms Dookhran’s body in the freezer.Meanwhile, Arshid fled to the Kent coast and was arrested at a hotel in Folkestone, the court heard.The court heard Ms Dookhran’s family had disapproved of her boyfriend Omar because he was from Libya, and not Pakistan.The couple appeared to bow to pressure, although Omar has since said they were just pretending and had no intention to stop seeing each other, jurors heard.
Chine : une grave sécheresse touche 7,5 millions d’habitants dans le sud du paysChine – Une grave sécheresse touche depuis des mois les provinces chinoises du Yunnan et du Guizhou, dans le sud-ouest du pays. 7,5 millions d’habitants et 4 millions de têtes de bétail sont affectés par cette sécheresse, la plus grave depuis 60 ans.D’après les autorités locales, la sécheresse persistante menace les réserves d’eau de tarissement. Elle touche des millions d’hectares de terres cultivées et de forêt dans les deux provinces du Yunnan et du Guizhou.Cette sécheresse, la plus grave de ces soixante dernières années, a débuté en automne dernier au Yunnan en raison d’un manque de pluies accompagné de températures très élevées. Dans cette seule province, la pénurie d’eau potable menace près de 6 millions de personnes et 3,6 millions de têtes de bétail.Si la sécheresse persiste encore, ce sont quelque 8 millions d’habitants qui pourraient souffrir du manque d’eau en mars prochain. Ce chiffre pourrait passer à 9,5 millions en avril et à 10 millions en mai, alerte le gouverneur du Yunnan, Qin Guangrong.Les autorités des deux provinces ont débloqué des fonds spéciaux pour faire face aux impacts de la sécheresse. Dans les zones touchées, du personnel de secours et des camions citernes transportant de l’eau ont été envoyés. A ce jour, 640 millions de yuans (près de 70 millions d’euros) ont déjà été consacrés à cette lutte contre la sécheresse.Le 27 février 2010 à 16:56 • Emmanuel Perrin
Stay on target New Tinder Alert Protects LGBTQ Users in Hostile NationsNew Tinder Feature Sparks Summer Music Fest Lovin’ Tinder, the popular dating app, chose to troll CES 2017 with the idea that it would be creating its very own virtual reality headset. It’s obviously not going to be doing that, but it did manage to pull off a funny little stunt on the show floor before letting the cat out of the bag that it’s all a joke.The joke itself, or the fake virtual reality device, is on display at CES 2017 in Las Vegas currently, where you can “look into the eyes of another person” with the Tinder VR “device,” which is part of a bid by Tinder to “take the V out of VR.”“We created our multi-user VR headset with the Tinder experience in mind. Real people having a real experience, and like the app, it only works with a double opt-in,”“We created our multi-user VR headset with the Tinder experience in mind. Real people having a real experience, and like the app, it only works with a double opt-in,” explains Tinder in an official company blog. That’s part of the joke, making it so believable. That certainly sounds like something we’d expect from a new campaign from the company, although in a pretty dystopian-sounding, depressing manner.There’s a video to go along with it all that shows off the headset and its red Tinder logo, which is all part of the fun. It’s a pretty real contemplation on dating and the somewhat impersonal connections Tinder brings with it in the end, especially when you consider the way its users interact with each other and how the mate selection process goes.It’s still a funny prank to pull, making people think it’s a real item that’s coming off the assembly line soon. But virtual reality is going to have an important part to play when it comes to the dating scene. Mark my words.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 17, 2017 – Kingston – Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, is urging municipal corporations to maximize the revenue-generating potential from the requisite payment of fees by businesses and residents for services the councils administer, in keeping with the beneficiaries’ statutory obligations.Among the categories of revenues, which he said are at the corporations’ disposal, are property taxes, trade licences and building permit fees.Mr. McKenzie said maximising the out-turns of these was imperative in order to supplement the Government’s budgetary provisions allocated to each corporation through the Ministry.“I know that councillors continue to lament the fact that they are not getting as much as they want. But you have to help yourselves in this regard, (as) the Ministry will not always be able to provide you with all of the resources that you need,” he stated.The Minister was addressing the St. Mary Municipal Corporation’s monthly meeting in Port Maria on October 12. While noting that municipal corporations are not faring badly in revenue inflows, Mr. McKenzie said they are “not doing as well as they ought”, based on the level of arrears for statutory obligations.He argued that if councils can collect as much as 40 per cent of outstanding sums, “then the Ministry wouldn’t have to be struggling to find money to support the work of the local authorities”.“These are revenues that the councils need to step up their approach on in collecting, and I am urging councilors to go on an extensive drive to collect those outstanding revenues,” Mr. McKenzie emphasized.Release: JIS Related Items:
Not very many years ago it was pretty easy to know how the publisher of a newspaper felt about things. All you had to do was look at the editorial page. But when the Anchorage Daily News was acquired by the Alaska Dispatch, it stopped running its own editorials. Now it is changing its name, and the managers of the Alaska Dispatch News will be taking questions from Alaskans across the state.Listen HereHOST: Steve Heimel, Alaska Public Radio NetworkGUESTS:Alice Rogoff, Majority OwnerTony Hopfinger, President and Executive EditorCallers StatewidePARTICIPATE:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVE
Editor’s note: Bill Popp is a member of the Alaska Public Media board of directors. That’s a major reversal of opinion from January, when the AEDC was projecting Anchorage’s recession — already a three-and-a-half-year backward slide for several economic indicators — would end by now. The AEDC report says funding cuts from Governor Mike Dunleavy’s line-item vetoes will exacerbate the recession. AEDC president Bill Popp presented a report compiled by the McDowell Group to business leaders Wednesday in downtown Anchorage. “This can change tomorrow, this can change again in a week, this can change again in a year,” Popp said. “There are any number of variables at play, they are all pretty much rooted in the policy decisions that are under debate in Juneau.” Popp said the new projection of three more years of recession in Anchorage is based on several economic indicators and considers hundreds of millions of dollars in state operating budget funding hanging in the balance, awaiting a second opportunity for Gov. Mike Duneavy to veto some or all of it. “We look at the numbers for future expectations,” Popp said. “Where is the economy going? It has dropped precipitously.” The McDowell Group report says, “Significant cuts to the State budget, as they stand now, essentially eliminate any chance of economic recovery…” and cites a decline in government jobs, including at the University of Alaska, and for health care sector jobs due to Medicaid spending cuts. The recession started with collapsing oil prices, and Anchorage had been steadily recovering from those job losses, Popp said. But he and the McDowell Group report say the oil recession in Alaska was followed by a “policy-induced recession,” driven by the state government’s inability to come up with a long-term fiscal strategy. That has led to uncertainty in the business community about whether to invest, Popp said. The report forecasts a net loss of 700 jobs this year in Anchorage and a thousand next year. Popp says that would bring the city back to roughly the same number of jobs in the year 2007. With the possibility of massive state budget cuts still looming, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation says it expects a recession to continue in Alaska’s largest city for another three years or more.
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Tags: Asia Posted by Travelweek Group Thursday, April 6, 2017 Share BRISBANE — Flight Centre Travel Group has announced plans to launch an Asia-based destination management company (DMC) that will provide in-destination services to its travellers.According to Travel Weekly Australia, the venture will be implemented in conjunction with Vietnam’s Thien Minh Group (TMG), and will combine TMG’s Buffalo Tours business in Vietnam with smaller joint venture DMC businesses the two companies operate currently in 10 other countries.As a result, Flight Centre will increase its equity and acquire or launch similar businesses in other key regions in hopes of creating a worldwide DMC network.With this new DMC, travellers, meetings and incentive groups, and cruise and other tour groups have access to transfers, excursions, day trips and land arrangements. It currently operates in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Myanmar.As for benefits for the Flight Centre Group, these include greater control over product offerings, creating new products that can be sold through its own global distribution channels, and the ability to target inbound travellers during their holidays.More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaThe Asia DMC is part of the company’s in-destination travel experiences network, which comprises tour operating businesses, Top Desk and Back-Roads Touring. << Previous PostNext Post >> Flight Centre launches Asia-based DMC
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 By: Ross MarowitsSource: The Canadian Press TORONTO — The erosion of free trade with the U.S. and Mexico would be bad for Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada’s chief executive said Tuesday.“We see the economic value and the economic contribution that NAFTA has facilitated,” Calin Rovinescu told the Forum of the Americas in Toronto.Although bilateral air agreements are not part of the agreement, he said the largest foreign carrier in the United States by flight frequencies and cities served has relied significantly on connecting and business traffic coming across the border.Rovinescu said free trade has been good and will continue to be beneficial for Canada and the United States, in particular.“I would be very concerned to see a further erosion of this,” he said, referring to NAFTA.“My confidence is there that the negotiators…will come to something sensible, but we certainly have seen the benefits of this.”The 23-year-old agreement faces an uncertain future after U.S. President Donald Trump launched renegotiations with a threat to tear up a deal he describes as being bad for the United States.More news: Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesRovinescu said Air Canada (TSX:AC) makes a $75 billion to $100 billion annual economic contribution when factoring in the model that estimates the economic benefit from airlines equalling five to seven times revenues.“Serving those 70 or so cities in the United States has enabled us to make more than our fair share of economic contribution,” he added in a question session with Canadian Chamber of Commerce president Perrin Beatty.Air Canada’s CEO added that he’s disappointed by Boeing’s trade action against Bombardier’s C Series aircraft, which the airline has ordered.He said the C Series is the first new innovation in the smaller narrowbody segment in more than two decades that is shaking up the 100- to 150-seat airplane market.Airbus and Bombardier recently announced that the European aircraft manufacturer will purchase a majority stake in the C Series program and build an assembly line at its plant in Mobile, Ala., for the U.S. market. The move is aimed at allowing the aircraft to avoid the imposition of export duties. Tags: Air Canada, America, Canada, Donald Trump, Mexico Air Canada CEO says NAFTA erosion would be bad for country’s largest airline << Previous PostNext Post >>
A worldwide survey of air travellers has determined the Skytrax World Airline Awards, recognising Qatar Airlines as a repeat win for the Best Airline in 2012.Air Canada was awarded the ‘Best International Airline’ in North America for the third consecutive year and Virgin Australia took out the award for ‘Best Airline’ and ‘Best Staff Service’ in the Australia Pacific region. Qantas again slipped in position of the Best Airline category, this year not even placing in the top 10.The ‘World’s Best Airline Alliance’ was awarded to Star Alliance followed by oneworld then SkyTeam.In the ‘Low Cost Airline’ category, AirAsia took out top honours with Virgin America and Jetstar rounding out the top three.The annual survey is regarded as a key benchmarking tool for airline passenger satisfaction levels, canvassed the opinions of over 18 million airline passengers worldwide over a 10-month period and including over 200 domestic and international airlines. For all results from the awards, please visit http://www.worldairlineawards.com/index.htm Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W