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Colombia’s Yerry Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 and dumped their African opponents out of tournament.Senegal had only needed a point in their final Group H game to reach the next round, but defeat saw them miss out to Japan, who edged them for the runners-up spot by virtue of having a better disciplinary record.It was the first time in World Cup history that a team had been eliminated by the amount of yellow cards they had accrued in the tournament.Both Senegal and Japan, who were beaten 1-0 by Poland on Thursday, finished the group with four points and an identical record in all other respects. Yet the Asian side ended in second position having picked up four yellow cards to Senegal’s six.World Cup 2018: Colombia, Japan in last 16, heartbreak for SenegalColombia, who finished as group winners with six points will face a last-16 match against the runners-up in Group G where England and Belgium battle for supremacy later on Thursday.Group H came down to the finest of margins. #JPN go through ahead of #SEN, with the Lions of Teranga eliminated on Fair Play points. pic.twitter.com/YCDk0hSWmLFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018Defeat for Senegal eliminated them at the group stage in their first World Cup appearance since 2002, and left Africa without a representative in the knockout stages for the first time in 36 years.advertisementFIFA World Cup 2018, Senegal 0-1 Colombia: Highlights”Senegal doesn’t qualify because we don’t deserve it. This is one of the rules,” their coach Aliou Cisse said.”We have to respect it. We would prefer to be eliminated another way… We were fully committed and maybe because we were fully committed we got more yellow cards.”Senegal had been heading through until the 74th minute when Mina rose to meet a corner and sent a bullet header into the turf and bouncing up into the roof of the net.It was a crushing blow to the Senegalese who had been the better side for most of the game and had a penalty award overturned in the first half after a VAR review.They had looked set to take the lead in the 17th minute when Liverpool forward Sadio Mane went down in the area under a challenge from Davinson Sanchez and referee Milorad Mazic pointed to the spot.The VAR system has not been universally acclaimed at this tournament, but television replays appeared to show Sanchez get his heel on the ball, before clattering into Mane, and after reviewing his original decision, Mazic agreed.Colombia had got off to a poor start and suffered a blow early on when playmaker and talisman James Rodriguez was forced off injured.After his display in their last match against Poland, Colombian hopes had again been pinned on the shoulders of Rodriguez, who had spearheaded their run to the last quarter-finals four years ago.(With Reuters inputs)
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India Today Web Desk SouthamptonMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 25, 2019 17:30 IST Collingwood takes the field even after multiple injury scares (Photo: @cricketcomau)HIGHLIGHTSPaul Collingwood took the field for England as a substitute fielder on SaturdayEngland are taking on Australia in their 1st World Cup warm-up matchJofra Archer and Mark Wood suffered injury scares after Australia batted 1st in SouthamptonEngland have been hit by injury woes even before they kicked off their World Cup 2019 campaign at home. The hosts and overwhelming favourites’ first warm-up match against Australia on Saturday got off to a horror-start as pacers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer suffered injury scares.England were short of personnel so much so that their assistant coach and 42-year-old former cricketer Paul Collingwood was forced to take the field. Collingwood, their fielding coach, wore Mark Wood’s shirt and came on as a substitute fielder for the side, led by Jos Buttler.Mark Wood walked off the field after suffering what was seemingly a hamstring injury in his fourth over at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Wood did not take any chances as he quickly left the field.Wood was replaced by Jofra Archer, who was rested for the first warm-up match. However, Archer, who was included in the England squad in the eleventh hour, walked off the field after seemingly injuring himself while fielding at the deep.Joe Root, who was given rest for Saturday’s warm-up match, was called onto the field.Notably, England had already lost Eoin Morgan to a finger injury. The skipper suffered the injury during a training session on the eve of their warm-up match against Australia. He has been ruled out of the warm-up fixtures but will be available to take the field for their World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa on May 30.With Adil Rashid, the leg-spinner, also missing out due to a shoulder issue, England were forced to bring Paul Collingwood onto the field.advertisementCollingwood hadn’t played international cricket for England since 2011. He retired from competitive cricket in 2018. Collingwood played 68 Tests, 197 ODIs and 36 T20Is for England and was rated one of the best fielders during his heyday.Despite losing key players to injuries, England have managed to keep Australia’s scoring rate under the check. Liam Plunkett picked up the dangerous wicket of David Warner (43), who was looking set to big after getting a solid start.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Steyn’s fitness will decide team composition: du PlessisAlso Read | 2019 World Cup: Relief for Team India after Vijay Shankar’s scans show no fractureAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow EnglandFollow World Cup 2019Follow Paul Collingwood World Cup 2019: Collingwood takes field for England after multiple injury scares vs AustraliaWorld Cup 2019: Former England all-rounder and their fielding coach, Paul Collingwood was forced to take the field after injury concerns to Jofra Archer and Mark Wood during their 1st warm-up match against Australia in Southampton on Saturday.advertisement
Virat Kohli reprimanded after inappropriate physical contact with South Africa bowler Beuran Hendricks
India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 23, 2019UPDATED: September 23, 2019 20:16 IST South Africa defeated India by 9 wickets in the 3rd T20I in Bengaluru. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli was warned by the ICC for inappropriate physical contact with a South African playerKohli was involved in a physical contact with Beuran HendricksSouth Africa defeated India by 9 wickets in 3rd T20I to level the series 1-1Virat Kohli was reprimanded and received one demerit point after he made physical contact with South Africa bowler Beuran Hendricks during the third and final T20 International in Bengaluru on Sunday.Virat Kohli, the India captain, was found to be guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. He has admitted to the offence.According to a release issued by the International Cricket Council, Kohli breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an International Match.”This was Virat Kohli’s third offence since the demerit point system was introduced in 2016. He received one demerit point each during the Pretoria Test against South Africa on January 15, 2018 and against Afghanistan during a World Cup match on June 22, 2019.Virat Kohli had led India to a convincing victory in the second T20I against South Africa on September 18 after the first match was washed out. However, Kohli and other other Indian batsmen failed on Sunday as South Africa romped home to a 9-wicket victory.The 3-match T20I series was drawn 1-1 and India lost the chance to secure their first ever T20I series win over South Africa at home.Also Read | We are taking risks to find the best combination in T20 cricket: Virat KohliAlso Read | There was a miscommunication: Virat Kohli on Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer both coming out to bat at No.4advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs South Africa Next Virat Kohli reprimanded after inappropriate physical contact with South Africa bowler Beuran HendricksVirat Kohli was warned by the International Cricket Council after the India captain was involved in physical contact with South Africa bowler Beuran Hendricks. Kohli was also give a demerit point.advertisement
Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Nov. 28———TRUDEAU APOLOGIZES TO LGBTQ COMMUNITY: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing on behalf of the federal government for perpetrating decades of discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community. Dozens of people — including two of Trudeau’s own kids, Xavier and Ella-Grace — were crammed into the various House of Commons galleries, many of them sporting rainbow ribbons, to witness the historic occasion, which the prime minister says he hopes will finally allow the healing process to begin for those affected. Earlier Tuesday, the government introduced legislation which, if passed, will allow the expungement of criminal records belonging to people convicted of consensual sexual activity with same-sex partners. It has also earmarked more than $100 million to compensate members of the military and other federal agencies whose careers were sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation, part of a class-action settlement with employees who were investigated, sanctioned and sometimes fired as part of the so-called “gay purge.”———FINANCE MINISTER FIRES BACK AT TORIES: Finance Minister Bill Morneau is threatening to take the Conservatives to court after the official Opposition peppered him with questions about a stock sale that occurred before he introduced pension legislation in the House of Commons. Morneau calls the insinuations by Tory finance critic Pierre Poilievre “absurd” and says they have “no basis in any sort of fact.” Poilievre says a motion introduced by Morneau in December 2015 to raise income taxes on the highest earners caused the entire stock market to drop — including the price of Morneau Shepell shares, 680,000 of which the minister sold off a week before the announcement. If Poilievre and others want to make such claims outside the Commons, where MPs enjoy the legal protection afforded by parliamentary privilege, they will be hearing from the minister’s lawyers, Morneau suggested Tuesday in a hastily called news conference on Parliament Hill. Morneau has been at the centre of an ethics controversy for weeks. The ethics commissioner has launched a formal examination to determine if he was in a conflict of interest related to his work to introduce pension-reform legislation, which critics have insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell — a company in which, until recently, Morneau owned about $21 million worth of shares.———GUN RALLY PLANNED AT POLYTECHNIQUE MEMORIAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Montreal’s mayor and several Quebec cabinet ministers have denounced a plan by a pro-gun lobby group to hold a rally at a memorial site for the 14 women who were killed at Ecole polytechnique in 1989. The event at Place du 6 decembre this Saturday comes four days before the 28th anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. Word of the weekend event sparked outrage from various people, including Trudeau, Mayor Valerie Plante and Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux. “A needless and cruel provocation,” Trudeau tweeted Tuesday. “No matter the debate, no matter the argument, the families of Polytechnique victims should come first. May we always honour their memory.” But Guy Morin, vice-president of Tous contre un registre quebecois des armes a feu (All Against a Quebec Gun Registry), defended the event as a way of reaching out to the gun control lobby and groups like PolySeSouvient, an organization comprised of survivors of the Polytechnique massacre and members of victims’ families. That group and its members have been targeted by gun lobby members online, but Morin said he wants dialogue.———COMMUNITIES DECRY NEWSPAPER CLOSURES: The closure of more than 30 newspapers across Canada deprive members of a key source of information while threatening to hobble local businesses, residents said Tuesday. Small towns across Ontario were still reeling from word of a blockbuster deal between Torstar Corp. and Postmedia Network Inc., which would see the two media conglomerates swap a total of 41 papers and then immediately close all but five of them. The closures, which include such publications as the Barrie Examiner, the Orilia Packet and Times and the Thorold Niagara News, cost 291 people their jobs according to the companies. The deal is currently under review by the federal Competition Bureau and has renewed calls for the government to take action on saving the media industry, which has been decimated by dwindling advertising revenue in recent years. Tony Vandermaas, who’s lived in the southwestern Ontario town of Thorold for 33 years and has written columns for previous iterations of the now-shuttered community’s paper, said the business sense of the decision doesn’t make the closure easier to stomach. “I’m afraid that we’re going to get less coverage up here in Thorold than we ever had before, and we didn’t have much to start with.”———EXPOSURE TO HIGH DEBT, HOUSING HAS EASED, CENTRAL BANK SAYS: The Bank of Canada is flagging the steady climb of household debt and still-hot housing markets as the financial system’s top vulnerabilities — but it’s also seeing some early signs of improvement. In a report Tuesday, the bank said there’s some evidence Canada’s exposure to these persistent trouble spots has begun to ease, thanks to healthy job creation, tightening housing policies and higher mortgages rates. The assessment is part of the bank’s semi-annual review, which explores key vulnerabilities and risks surrounding the stability of the financial system. It describes vulnerabilities as pre-existing conditions that could amplify or propagate economic shocks. The report said indebtedness, especially the number of highly indebted households, remains high. Household debt relative to income has reached historically lofty levels and continues to grow, the bank said. But it noted there’s already some green shoots that suggest stricter lending rules have started to reduce the country’s exposure to hefty debtloads.———GREENS’ WIN IN P.E.I. ‘ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING’: The Green party has pulled off an unprecedented electoral victory in P.E.I., doubling its standings in the legislature and potentially signalling a surprising shift in the political landscape of Canada’s smallest province. The upstart party increased the number of its MLAs on the Island to two from one in a byelection Monday following the resignation of a Liberal cabinet minister last month. Hannah Bell, the 48-year-old head of a businesswomen’s association in Charlottetown, easily defeated the Liberal, NDP and Conservative candidates, suggesting a breakthrough for the party that elected its first MLA just two years ago. “Against the odds, we totally knocked it out of the park,” Bell said in an interview the morning after a late night of celebrating her win. “It’s absolutely astounding and shows the real appetite for change.” Bell captured 35.3 per cent of the vote in the Charlottetown-Parkdale byelection, according to unofficial results from Elections PEI. Liberal Bob Doiron took second place with 28.5 per cent, Melissa Hilton of the PCs came in third with 26.9 per cent of the vote and New Democrat Mike Redmond captured 9.3 per cent.———COPS WHO MOCKED WOMAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME PLEAD GUILTY: Two Toronto police constables who were recorded mocking a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome last year have learned a “valuable yet shameful lesson,” a police prosecutor told a disciplinary hearing Tuesday as the officers pleaded guilty to misconduct. Const. Sasa Sljivo and Const. Matthew Saris have taken responsibility for their actions and apologized in writing to Francie Munoz and her relatives, Insp. Domenic Sinopoli told a room packed with the family’s supporters. And while the Munoz family had requested a public, in-person apology, “the act of contrition need not be a public spectacle of shame,” Sinopoli said. The prosecution and defence jointly proposed that Sljivo, who was the senior officer and the one who made the comments, face five days of unpaid work, and Saris two. Both officers would have to volunteer at least 20 hours with the Special Olympics and undergo an extra hour of sensitivity training. The hearing officer reserved his decision and no date has been set for its release. Sljivo pleaded guilty to misconduct related to the use of profane, abusive or insulting language, while Saris pleaded guilty to misconduct related to the failure to report Sljivo’s comments, which contravened the Ontario Human Rights Code.———GRASSY NARROWS SEEKS MERCURY TREATMENT CENTRE: Leaders from a Northern Ontario First Nation urged the federal and Ontario governments to commit to building and funding a mercury treatment centre in their community ahead of a meeting with them Wednesday. Mercury contamination has plagued the English-Wabigoon River system in northwestern Ontario for half a century, since a paper mill in Dryden, Ont., dumped 9,000 kilograms of the substance into the river systems in the 1960s. Researchers have reported that more than 90 per cent of the people in the nearby Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nation show signs of mercury poisoning. Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister, who suffers from mercury poisoning himself, is frustrated that there hasn’t been a firm commitment to the treatment centre itself, saying his years-long efforts to push for one feel like a dog chasing its tail. Grassy Narrows leaders are set to meet Wednesday with Ontario Indigenous Relations Minister David Zimmer and federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, who has so far committed to a feasibility study for a mercury treatment centre. Zimmer said Tuesday that Ottawa would make a commitment to fund the centre at Wednesday’s meeting, but his office later said he misspoke and had been referring to the feasibility study.———ELEPHANT TROPHIES LEGAL TO IMPORT IN CANADA: In the last decade, Canadians have legally imported more than 2,600 trophy animals that are on an international list of endangered species. The imports also include thousands of animal skins, skulls, feet, ears, tusks, horns and tails of everything from antelope to zebras from all corners of the earth. Earlier this month, the United States made waves when the Fish and Wildlife Service suddenly reversed a 2014 ban on elephant imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia. U.S. President Donald Trump stepped in to halt that reversal, tweeting earlier this month that he considers elephant hunting a “horror show” and that it was unlikely anyone could convince him hunting the animals was good for conservation. Canada, on the other hand, never banned the imports in the first place. The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, tracks animals on three lists based on the level of protection needed and requires permits to be issued before these animals or any parts of them can be traded across international borders. That database shows that between 2007 and 2016, Canada allowed the legal importation of 2,647 mammals as hunting trophies, including 83 elephants, 256 lions, 134 zebras, 76 hippos and 19 rhinoceroses.———ARGOS CELEBRATE GREY CUP WIN AT RALLY: Cheering fans and jubilant members of the Argonauts packed Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday as the team celebrated its CFL-record 17th Grey Cup win. Veteran quarterback Ricky Ray carried the Cup through an excited crowd, with many fans clamouring to get photos of the iconic trophy. The 38-year-old Ray, who set his own CFL record by winning his fourth Grey Cup as a starting quarterback, is still determining his football future, but he was treated to chants of “one more year” by fans and teammates while addressing the rally. The Argos — who missed the playoffs in 2016 and finished the 2017 season 9-9 — pulled off a surprising 27-24 comeback victory over the Calgary Stampeders in Sunday’s snowy championship game in Ottawa. Also taking the stage at the rally was Toronto Mayor John Tory — himself a former CFL commissioner — who couldn’t resist taking a playful dig at Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. The two mayors placed a Grey Cup wager on the game, and after losing the bet Nenshi had to wear an Argonauts jersey at a Calgary city council meeting Monday while reciting a poem extolling the virtues of the CFL champions.———
By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Former federal cabinet minister Peter Penashue’s campaign knew by at least mid-February it had run afoul of electoral donation laws, Elections Canada records show.Elections Canada rejected Penashue’s amended campaign return that month because it failed to identify returned corporate donations and made no reference to an $18,710 non-monetary contribution from an airline, according to a Feb. 12 letter from Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand. The letter was carbon copied to Penashue, who was intergovernmental affairs minister at the time.Mayrand’s letter raises questions around the timing of Penashue’s resignation.Penashue’s campaign returned a total of $46,560 in ineligible donations Elections Canada records show. At least 16 of the donations came from businesses. It is against election laws to accept corporate donations.“The information provided does not support the changes requested,” said Mayrand’s letter, which was addressed to Sandra Troster, Penashue’s new official agent. “In cases in which corporate cheques were received, corporate rather than individual names and addresses are required and no reference was made with respect to the reporting of the contributions of air travel services provided by Innu Mikun Limited Partnership and Provincial Airlines Limited. Consequently, authorization to correct the return is not granted.”Mayrand’s letter came in response to an amended electoral campaign return submitted to the elections watchdog on Dec. 19, 2012.Mayrand gave the campaign a deadline of March 4 to make the changes.The campaign did eventually submit a cheque for an $18,710.54 non-monetary donation from the airline for campaign travel during the last federal election, according to a copy of a March 4 dated cheque.Penashue resigned his post as intergovernmental affairs minister and his Labrador seat last Thursday. In his statement, Penashue claimed he was resigning after he and his campaign became “aware that there were ineligible donations accepted by the former official agent.” Penashue said he would run again in a byelection.Yet, according to Elections Canada records, his campaign had been trying to amend his electoral returns since at least mid-December.Penashue could not be immediately reached for comment.Fred Delorey, spokesperson for the Conservative party, would only say that the official agent “did not complete the amended return until recently.”firstname.lastname@example.org@JorgeBarrera
They gained access to a kitchen and armed themselves with knives and steel bars. Several new buildings were set on fire and the medical centre has been destroyed.At least 15 guards have been injured, including a local police officer who was stabbed. There were reports up to 500 people may have escaped the facility but a spokeswoman from the Australian Immigration Department said the situation was under control this morning. ABC news reported that refugees began rioting late Friday afternoon and within two hours had taken over the centre. The riot came hours after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his hardline crackdown on boat people, although authorities are denying a link. The Sydney Morning Herald said that it was understood most of those rioting were Sri Lankans.The Refugee Action Coalition’s Ian Rintoul says the protest was over the slow processing of claims and had been in the planning for the past few days.He said before the protest yesterday there were two serious self-harm incidents by Tamil asylum seekers on Nauru. Police and security guards have restored order at the detention centre on Nauru in Australia after a full-scale riot broke out last night when detainees, mostly Sri Lankans attacked the police and tried to escape, Australian media reports said.Nine News reported today that up to 60 detainees were held overnight at the island’s police station following the outbreak of violence on Friday afternoon. Rudd announced on Friday that no asylum seeker who comes by boat will ever be resettled in Australia. Instead they will be sent to Papua New Guinea for processing and, if found to be refugees, will be resettled there.
Companies from the UK insurance industry today met at SMMT to discuss how the low carbon vehicle market will impact on motor insurance premiums.Henry Carver, Head of Consumer Incentives at the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and other senior automotive industry representatives gave members from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) an overview on the latest technical and safety information for electric vehicles, as the UK’s transition to a low carbon industry gathers momentum. Covering topics which included safety, battery disposal, mileage range, charging capabilities, maintenance, warranties, leasing and the second hand market for electric vehicles, vehicle manufacturers also gave their perspective on electric vehicle uptake, including 2011 market projections.SMMT Chief Executive, Paul Everitt, chaired the seminar, which was attended by approximately 100 delegates. A number of electric vehicles were also available to test drive throughout the day, including some models yet to become available in the UK.For more information on SMMT’s Electric Vehicle Insurance Group, contact Peter Davis, Technical Manager email@example.com.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Schlumberger has entered into an earn-in agreement with Pure Energy Minerals Ltd that could see it become the 100% owner of a lithium brine project in Nevada, US.Pure Energy has granted subsidiaries of Schlumberger an option to acquire all of its interests in the Clayton Valley project in return for constructing, at its own cost and expense, a pilot plant for the processing of lithium brine.Schlumberger, which is more used to providing services to those in the oil & gas field, has a three-year period in which to exercise the option and may only exercise it if it has completed construction of the pilot plant and test work, which achieves certain parameters, Pure Energy said.Upon exercise of the option, Pure Energy will be entitled to a 3% net smelter returns royalty on minerals produced at the Clayton Valley and an advance minimum royalty payment of $400,000 per year starting January 1, 2021, for a period of five years or until the project achieves commercial production.Pure Energy and its technical consultants have completed the basic design for the proposed pilot plant which could cost an estimated $15-$25 million. The company has received a water right from the Nevada Division of Water Resources to extract the lithium-bearing brine needed for operation of the planned pilot plant.The pilot plant design is being led by Tenova Advanced Technologies with significant contributions from SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, a business unit of SUEZ Group, and NORAM Engineering & Constructors. The facility at the project will be the first pilot-scale implementation of the Tenova Process in the world. This process is specifically designed to exclude solar pond evaporation, increase and accelerate lithium recovery, and reduce the associated environmental footprint of lithium production.
← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL: ZRK Vardar beat Larvik in Norway! Next Story → HANDBALL-EXCLUSIVE: SAND THE GOLD OF HANDBALL? Polish vice-champions Orlen Wisla Plock won one of the most important battles at the EHF CL campaign this season. Manolo Cadenas’ team beat Porto 24:20 in Portugal and celebrate second victory – now very close to the TOP 16.FC Porto Vitalis Porto – Orlen Wisła Płock 20:24 (9:14)FC Porto Vitalis: A.Bravo (33% 3/12 saves, 2/3 penalty), H.Laurentino (22% 4/17 saves) – M.Schubert, H.Santos(3, 1/2k), M.Pereira, R.Moreira(3, 0/2k), A.Hernandes Borges, D.Salina, J.Ferraz(6), G.Duarte(4), H.Rosario, W.Davyes(3), P.Spinola, M.Martins(1)Orlen Wisła: M.Wichary (50% 5/11 saves, 1/1 7m), M.Šego (50% 11/24 saves, 3/4 k)(1) – V.Zrnić(3, 1/2k), A.Wiśniewski(1), I.Nikčević(3), V.Ghionea(1, 1/1k), K.Syprzak(4), M.Toromanović, Z.Kwiatkowski, P.Nenadić(6, 0/1k), I.Milas, M.Lijewski(3), N.Eklemović(2)STANDINGS: 2. THW Kiel4301123:120(3)6 5. FC Porto Vitalis5104112:136(-24)2 2. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn430194:89(5)6 4. Orlen Wisla Plock5203135:132(3)4 EHF Champions LeaguehandballOrlen Wisla PlockPorto handball 6. Dunkerque HB Grand Littora…400487:103(-16)0 1. KS Vive Targi Kielce4400132:103(29)8
THE UNITED STATES is sending Iraq dozens of missiles and surveillance drones to help combat a recent surge there in Al-Qaeda-backed violence, a State Department official said today.The official confirmed a New York Times report about the weapons shipment. The daily said 75 Hellfire missiles were purchased by Iraq and delivered by Washington last week.The State Department official confirmed the “recent delivery” of Hellfire missiles and an “upcoming delivery of Scan Eagles” – reconnaissance drones that are a smaller version of the larger Predator drones that once were frequently flown over Iraq.“The United States is committed to supporting Iraq in its fight against terrorism,” the official added, saying that the effort aims “to strengthen their capabilities to combat this threat.”The official added: “We remain committed to supporting the government of Iraq in meeting its defense needs in the face of these challenges.”Officials in Washington said the support is being sent under the “strategic framework agreement” between Iraq and the United States.Administration sources told the Times that the weapons delivery comes as the Iraqis had virtually run out of Hellfire missiles.The weapons shipments are being delivered as Baghdad confronts the worst wave of Islamic militant violence in half a decade.Yesterday, at least 44 people were killed in attacks across the country, including the bombing of a market near a church in Baghdad.The country is seeing the worst violence since 2008, when it was just emerging from a brutal period of sectarian killings.Militants frequently attack places where crowds gather, including markets, cafes and mosques, in an effort to cause maximum casualties.Experts say widespread discontent among Iraq’s minority Sunni Arab community is a major factor fueling the surge in unrest.More than 6,700 people have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of 2013, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.- © AFP 2013IN PICTURES: Over 100,000 dead as Syria sees another year of violenceMore: Car bomb targeting Christmas mass in Baghdad leaves 17 dead
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “Painful,” “sheer blackmail,” “punishing” and “intolerable” are some of the words Greece’s politicians used Monday to describe the deal agreed between Cyprus and the troika for a 10-billion-euro bailout of the country.Speaking several hours after the deal was reached in Brussels, government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou suggested that Cyprus faced little choice but to accept significant losses for large depositors as part of the deal.“The agreement stops the slide toward a eurozone exit and the chaos that would come with that,” he said.“Cyprus has produced miracles many times. It will do it again,” added Kedikoglou. “It has the ability to make use of its unique position and its wealth-producing resources to return to prosperity and growth soon.”He also warned that other countries should not seek to take advantage of Cyprus’s economic weakness. The comment comes after the Turkish Foreign Ministry warned on Saturday of a “new crisis” in the Mediterranean if Cyprus collateralizes gas revenues as part of plans to form a solidarity fund.PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos said that eurozone powers, particularly Germany, had chosen to make an example of Cyprus by “punishing and knocking sense into” the country.SYRIZA said that Cyprus had succumbed to “blackmail” and “threats” in order to agree to the deal.The leftist party criticized the government for failing to show solidarity for Nicosia and accused Southern Europe of “shooting itself in the foot” by failing to form a united front against the idea of a depositor bail-in.In his speech to mark Greek Independence Day on Monday, President Karolos Papoulias described the agreement between Cyprus and the troika as “intolerable” and “selective.” Source: Kathimerini
At Worsack’ Home Sack paced up and down cursing and swearing. “Where is this useless, dull woman?” he asked while checking the time on his watch and hissing. “Has she started to play bond with men? She has to explain herself.”The Duo Both Day and Yaaye entered the main sitting room exhausted. Day asked Yaaye to get her some water to drink. While Yaaye went to bring her the water she requested, Sack came out from his room and confronted her.Sack I arrived home since 12 noon and now check the time you are coming home? Are you mad? Have you start to run around? If I found out the truth I’ll so deal with you!” He raved and ranted.Day “You are mad and I’ll not answer you, would you leave me alone to mourn in peace?”Yaaye She came from the kitchen and found Sack yelling, raving and ranting; “Why are you shouting at her? Are you a murderer? Do you know what your wife was hiding from you all this while? She does not want to bother you with her problems, she does not want to spoil your happiness, she loves you so much that she does not want you to live in misery, your beautiful wife here is suffering from Cancer all these years since she turned into this sour figure>”The Shock and Bewilderment “When did you learn about this and why was I not told?”Yaaye “It was just few hours ago that I learnt about it when she opened up to me and Pastor.” She gave Day the water but as her hands shake the glass of water crashed upon the floor she got up and headed for the door Sack tried to stop her but she rushed out from the compound into the street and out of sight. Sack rushed out of the compound into the streets searched the neighbourhood and she lost out of sight. Sack came back asked Gorgi to open the gate and he drove out in search of her; he stopped people and describe his wife but none seem to have met her.Sack He came back devastated and shocked absence they say makes the heart grow fonder, he started to value his wife more than ever. He sobbed bitterly; “What have I done to myself? Why did I maltreated my lovely angel of a wife, she served well but I’ve never notice, I’ve searched everywhere but she could not be seen I’ve also noticed all the police stations around the neighbourhood, I’ve also given them her bio data and contact address be very alert to the incoming calls. I’ve called her phone but it is not picking.” Yaaye gave him her phone, “Here is her phone she left it here.” “If my wife comes back treat her as a Queen because she is my Queen our people say one does not value his/her back until she/he wants to sit down and cannot sit.”Maagal He is fond of both parents he is also depressed when he did not see mom the whole day when he came back from the library. He went to dad and queried, “Mom what is happening? I tried to phone mom but she is not picking and I later learnt from Aunty Yaaye that she left her phone with her, where is mom is she not coming home today? I miss her dearly. “We all miss her but she asked for space and surely she will return tomorrow, go and eat your food and enjoy your educational films, I’ll join you later and tell your bed time stories.” “It is okay dad we are both depressed I’ll fine my way through am I not a big boy? I want to be independent to make mom proud when she comes back.” Sack drew his son and hugged him, “Both mom and dad are proud of you.” “Thank you dad I am going to bed.”Guilty Conscience Sack’s guilty conscience turned into depression always blaming self for wife’s predicament and how he will make amends if she is ever found.To be continued
As of Sunday, there had been over 1,400 recorded aftershocks of any magnitude; 593 of magnitude 2.0 or greater; 17 that registered at least 4.0; and five that were at least 5.0. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享There have been over 1,400 aftershocks measured by the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center since Friday’s 7.0 earthquake that shook southcentral Alaska. At a press conference on Sunday in Anchorage Falsey reassured everyone – things appeared to be calming down: “The aftershocks have thankfully been tapering off.” An aftershock stronger or as strong as the initial one is unlikely, however. The probability for an earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher before December 8 is only 3 percent, said the USGS. Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey: “More than a dozen of those aftershocks have been greater than a magnitude of four, and five of them have been greater than a magnitude of five. Every one of those in a normal course would have been a real, no-kidding Alaska earthquake. For a lot of people, this event has not ended. “
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is the ballot voters will see when they go to the polls this Saturday, April 28 to vote in Wilmington’s Annual Town Election.Please note that the ballot on Saturday will not have the word “Absentee” on top. Thank you to the Town Clerk for providing this ballot.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Ballot Is Set With Contested Races For Selectmen, School Committee & Town ModeratorIn “Government”TOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Ballot Is Set — 9 Candidates For 3 Selectmen Seats Spread Over 2 RacesIn “Government”TOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Ballot Is Set; Contested Races For School Committee & SelectmenIn “Government”
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets members of the parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting in Ankara Turkey 20 March 2018. Photo: ReutersThe United Nations called on Turkey on Tuesday to end the state of emergency in place since July 2016 that it said had led to widespread human rights violations including the arrest of 160,000 people and dismissal of nearly the same number of civil servants, often arbitrarily.President Tayyip Erdogan declared the emergency after a failed July 2016 coup and issued more than 20 decrees which have often led to torture of detainees, impunity and interference with the judiciary, the UN human rights office said.Turkey condemns UN report on its state of emergencyTurkey should “promptly end the state of emergency and restore the normal functioning of institutions and the rule of law,” it said in a report.“The sheer number, frequency and lack of connection of several [emergency] decrees to any national threat seem to … point to the use of emergency powers to stifle any form of criticism or dissent vis-à-vis the government,” it said.The Turkish government blames the network of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim cleric, for the failed coup attempt during which 250 people were killed. Gulen has denied any involvement in the coup, however.Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the numbers of people arrested or dismissed are “just staggering”.Nearly 160,000 people have been arrested and 152,000 civil servants sacked, “many totally arbitrarily”, in the past 18 months, he said in a statement.“Teachers, judges and lawyers dismissed or prosecuted; journalists arrested, media outlets shut down and websites blocked – clearly the successive states of emergency declared in Turkey have been used to severely and arbitrarily curtail the human rights of a very large number of people,” Zeid said.The 28-page report documents the use of torture and ill-treatment in custody, including severe beatings, sexual assault, electric shocks and waterboarding by police, gendarmerie, military police and security forces.In southeast Turkey, it said that “massive and serious” human rights violations continued to be committed by security forces. These included killings, torture, excessive use of force, and destruction of homes and Kurdish cultural heritage.The UN rights office called for full access to be able to assess the situation in the region.
Credit: AGU This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. GPS solution provides 3-minute tsunami alerts More information: fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/press … blic-safety-threats/ Southern California, due to its unique geography, is subject to both earthquakes and fast moving storms that can cause flashfloods. Predicting when either or both may strike is critical to saving lives. To study earthquake behavior, various research organizations have installed monitors at locations throughout the southern part of the state. GPS is used because it allows for noting ground movement. Now, in this new effort, the researchers from the three groups have been using the GPS data for a different purpose and have also been installing accelerometers to more precisely measure ground movement in near real-time.GPS, the researchers told the audience, in addition to location information, also contains an additional data element—humidity level. The degree of water in the air impacts the time it takes for a GPS signal to travel to and from a satellite—higher levels, or a sudden increase in moisture may indicate that a storm is developing. Monitoring levels in real time can help predict such storms and thus flashfloods. That information , the team hopes, could then be relayed to media outlets, emergency workers, and even regular people via their cell phones, offering local citizenry an opportunity to take proactive measures to ensure their safety. Currently, weather balloons serve in this capacity, but they can’t provide data in real time. The addition of GPS data has already proven its worth—it’s predicted several flashfloods in the San Diego area.Meanwhile, adding accelerometers allows for monitoring very slight ground movement (and P-waves) which under the right circumstances can mean an earthquake is likely to happen—when combined with existing GPS data more information is available, making for a more reliable system—information that could be disseminated giving people some small amount of warning before a quake strikes, potentially saving many lives. If the system proves to be as accurate as the researchers believe it could be, it could become part of the western United States’ tsunami early warning system as well.To date, seventeen stations in southern California have been upgraded—more will be modified as money comes available, and presumably, as the upgraded monitors prove their worth. (Phys.org) —Teams of researchers with the Scripps Institute, NASA’s JPL laboratory and NOAA are working together, representatives from each have reported at this year’s meeting of the Geophysical Union, to upgrade monitoring stations in parts of southern California—the aim is to use existing monitoring stations as an early warning system for earthquakes and flashfloods. Explore further Citation: Researchers using GPS and accelerometers in base stations to create early warning system in southern California (2014, January 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-01-gps-accelerometers-base-stations-early.html © 2014 Phys.org
Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Now that their namesake games are among the best-selling apps of all time, what’s left for the Angry Birds to do? If you guessed starring in an animated series, then you’re right.Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the hit mobile game Angry Birds and its sequels, is set to launch an Angry Birds cartoon this weekend. By downloading the latest update for any Angry Birds game on any mobile device, users will gain access to a new video channel in the game where they can watch the animated show. The cartoon will also be shown on select television networks and video-on-demand channels around the world.The cartoon, featuring the game’s familiar stylized birds and pigs, will release one episode per week with a full run of 52 episodes planned. “We want to combine the feel of cartoon classics with modern twists on an unprecedented scale,” said Nick Dorra, Rovio’s head of animation, in a press release.A brief history of Angry Birds, detailing how it became a global phenomenon, follows.December 2009: Rovio Entertainment releases Angry Birds for the iOS as an app for $0.99. It is Rovio’s 52nd game and becomes the first hit for the struggling company. A version of the game will later be released for Android and Microsoft devices as well as for Facebook, and it will be followed by four sequels.February 2010: Angry Birds becomes the number-one selling paid app in Apple’s U.K. App Store and, soon after, the top-selling app in the U.S. store as well. It will hold this spot until October 2010.October 2010: The Android versions of Angry Birds (a free, ad-supported app and a paid app for $0.99) launch and are downloaded more than two million times in the first weekend.Related: Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million BuyoutMarch 2011: Rovio raises $42 million of venture capital in a series A round led by Accel Partners.November 2011: The first Angry Birds store opens in Helsinki, near Rovio’s Espoo headquarters. It sells merchandise, such as plush pigs, based on the game characters. The merchandise is also available through an online store on the official Angry Birds website. In January 2013, TechCrunch reports that Rovio expects that half or more of its revenue will eventually come from physical goods.December 2011: Rovio crosses the mark for 200 million monthly active users of its games across all devices.April 2012: In Cannes, France, Nick Dora, Rovio’s head of animation, reveals plans for an Angry Birds animated series. It will be a cartoon exploring the story of the characters from the mobile games. Originally slated to debut in the fall of 2012, it is later postponed until spring 2013.September 2012: Rovio launches Bad Piggies, a puzzle game that is a spin-off to Angry Birds. It becomes the number-one app in Apple’s App Store within three hours.November 2012: Angry Birds Star Wars, the latest title in the series and a crossover with the popular science-fiction franchise, launches to great success.December 2012: Rovio now has 263 million monthly active users for its games. In a sign of Rovio games’ global popularity, China became the largest source of daily active users for the company the previous month.March 2013: Rovio announces that it will be debuting an animated series starring the characters from its Angry Birds games. The series will be distributed across a new video channel in all Angry Birds titles across all smartphones and tablets, and will also be shown on select TV networks and video-on-demand channels.”We’ve long wanted to tell our fans the story of the Angry Birds and the Bad Piggies, to introduce their personalities and their world in detail,” said Mikael Hed, Rovio’s chief executive, in a press release. By now, according to the press release, the Angry Birds game titles have been downloaded 1.7 billion times across all platforms — making them a perfect vehicle for mass video distribution.Related: How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read March 14, 2013 Listen Now