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first_imgCheteshwar Pujara waged a lone battle on the first day of the first Test match for India and scored a gritty hundred to help his team recover after Australia ran through the top-order at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.Pujara’s 16th hundred saw India reach 250 for 9 at stumps after the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first.India lost the wickets of KL Rahul, Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli within the first 11 overs after which Pujara put his head down and battled for 246 balls to score 123 before stumps were drawn on the first day’s play after his run out.It was Pujara’s first hundred on Australian soil and he joined an elite list of players courtesy his outstanding knock.Pujara became the sixth Indian batsman to score a hundred on the opening day of a Test match outside Asia after Vijay Manjrekar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay.Captain Kohli is the only Indian batsman to achieve the feat twice in his career so far.Pujara meanwhile, also hit the third highest score by a visiting batsman on the first day of a Test in Australia.Cheteshwar Pujara produced one of his finest Test knocks to start the #AUSvIND series! pic.twitter.com/tpblry4GQ6cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2018West Indies legend Gary Sobers holds the record with 132 runs against the Aussies in Brisbane, 1960. Maurice Leyland of England is next with 126 runs which he scored during the Ashes series in Brisbane in 1936.During the course of his innings, Pujara also crossed the 5000-run mark in Test cricket. Incidentally, Pujara and Rahul Dravid have reached the 3000, 4000 and 5000-run mark in Test innings in equal number of innings.advertisementThe Saurashtra batsman, who has made the No.3 spot in the batting lineup his own after Dravid’s retirement, took 67 innings to reach 3k, 84 innings to reach 4k and 108 innings to complete 5k runs in the longest format.Had it not been for Pujara’s courage, India would have been rolled over for much lesser after Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon ran through the Indian batting lineup.Virat Kohli won the toss and decided India would bat first. But Rahul, who was under pressure to play a substantial Test innings, played a lose shot in the second over of the day – he was caught by Aaron Finch at the slip cordon off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood. Soon after, Murali Vijay, making a comeback into the team after being dropped in August, played another reckless shot.As if that was not enough, Kohli could not stop himself from driving at a ball that was angling away from him. Usman Khawaja took a stunning catch at gully to send the India captain back for 3.India were tottering at 19 for 3 in the 11th over and a recovery job was the need of the hour. Pujara then joined forces with Rohit Sharma (37), Rishabh Pant (25) and R Ashwin (25) to lead India’s recovery adding 45, 41 and 62 runs respectively with the lower middle-order.Unreal. This is simply stunning from @patcummins30, especially after sending down 19 rapid overs on a blazing hot Adelaide day!#AUSvIND | @Toyota_Aus pic.twitter.com/APvK1GYBRdcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2018He also stitched a 21-run and 40-run partnership with tail-enders Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami which helped India reach the 250-run mark.Pujara’s innings should now inspire his colleagues to go out there and show some fight when they come out bowl on the second day at the Adelaide Oval.Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara hundred one of the very best in Adelaide: Darren LehmannAlso Read | Adelaide hundred one of my top 5 knocks, says Cheteshwar PujaraAlso Read | Adelaide Test: One good day isn’t going to win a series, says Mitchell StarcAlso Read | India vs Australia Highlights, 1st Test Day 1last_img read more


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first_imgTouch Football Victoria’s 2013/14 VT League season will commence this Sunday, 10 November, with a big day of games to start the season. Each team will play three games on Sunday at Elwood Park, with round games continuing weekly until mid-February, with finals to follow.The season will feature a combination of Friday night games at Albert Park as well as Sunday mornings at Elwood. The Melbourne City Lions will be hopeful of retaining the Club Championship title after taking out two titles, the Women’s and Mixed, in the 2012/13 season. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013/14 VT League, please visit the following websites and social media pages:www.victouch.com.auwww.vtleague.com.auwww.facebook.com/touchfootballvictoria www.twitter.com/touchfootyvicInstagram – Search for ‘Touch Football Victoria’  2012/13 VT League ResultsMixed Final Melbourne City Lions 8 defeated Melbourne University Northern Blacks 6 Women’s Final Melbourne City Lions 8 defeated Bayside Vipers 4          Men’s Final Bayside Vipers 7 defeated Western Dodgers 3 Club Championship – Melbourne City LionsRelated Links2013/14 VT Leaguelast_img read more


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first_imgzoomImage by Navingo French container shipping and logistics company CMA CGM has launched CMA CGM eSolution, a digital system aimed at enhancing the customer experience.The system comprises an online agency and other e-commerce channels such as Electronic Data Interchanges (EDI) and Application Programming Interfaces (API) which allow the digital transmission of relevant information and data between the company and its clients.A large majority of the CMA CGM Grou’s bookings have been made via its eCommerce solutions, among which half are made through the group’s web platform. The new solution now enables a 100% digital journey when clients choose CMA CGM to transport their goods.For several years, CMA CGM has developed and launched a whole set of digital solutions such as schedule research, quotation request, booking, shipping instructions, documentation, shipping dashboard and tracking.The group is now strengthening its digital customer experience by offering its clients a new sales channel. New features are currently available at a regional or global level and will be gradually rolled out on the different platforms of the group’s brands. They include ePricing, eBooking, eBill of Lading, ePayment, eTracking and eCharges.More features will be launched in the coming months, CMA CGM said.As part of its eSolutions, CMA CGM will now offer priority boarding to its customers using its digital platform, allowing them to secure space on board. First offered by CMA CGM from India to Europe, priority boarding will be gradually offered to other countries and carriers within the CMA CGM Group.Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM, has defined digitization as a key strategic priority for the group’s development.During 2018, the group accelerated its digital transformation through the development of IoT and Artificial Intelligence, as well as partnership agreements related to blockchain.In addition, CMA CGM opened an incubator in Marseilles, ZEBOX, which will house 30 startups from around the world by the end of 2019.last_img read more


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first_imgChild-care centres across the province have an opportunity to create a more safe and comfortable environment for Nova Scotia’s children. The Department of Community Services will provide $1 million for eligible day cares to spruce up facilities. Licensed non-profit and commercial child-care centres can apply for funding to make improvements, such as replacing windows, installing accessibility ramps and adding energy efficient furnaces. “The early years are critical to a child’s successful development,” said Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse, today, Sept. 18. “An investment to improve the places where many Nova Scotia children learn and play will benefit families, children and child-care professionals.” Provided under the Nova Scotia Early Learning and Child Care Plan, the repair and renovation funding provides financial assistance to child-care centres to enhance properties. Non-profit centres may be eligible for a 75 per cent forgivable loan, with the remaining 25 per cent provided through an equity contribution or a low-interest repayable loan from the Department of Community Services. Commercial centres are eligible for a 25 per cent forgivable loan, with the remaining 75 per cent provided through an equity contribution, third-party funding, or a low-interest repayable loan from the department. Applications for funding must be received by the Department of Community Services by Oct. 30. More information is available on the department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms/families/ELCCProgram.html . The Early Learning and Child Care Plan will add more child-care spaces, increase the number of child-care subsidies available, and provide support for the province’s child-care sector.last_img read more


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first_imgGUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Country Harbour Ferry The Country Harbour ferry is back in service. The ferry was out of service due to cable repairs. -30-last_img


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first_imgCanada’s newest prime minister, Justin Trudeau, made it a point to announce to the world’s media in Paris that under his rein Canada would be taking climate change seriously after years under a previous government that did not.Continued discussions about pipelines, however, has left environmentalist and activist David Suzuki confused. In a recent op-ed, Suzuki said, “I don’t get the current brouhaha over Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL, Northern Gateway or the Energy East pipelines. Why are politicians contemplating spending billions on pipelines when the Paris commitment means 75 to 80 percent of known fossil fuel deposits must be left in the ground?”The collapse of oil prices has left Canada’s economy particularly affected due to its over-dependence on the fossil fuel industry, yet there is still a push to get land locked Alberta’s bitumen to ports. Access to offshore shipping means access to more customers and an increase in production, which flies in the face of Trudeau’s promises. Suzuki sees the answer in a clean-energy economy which he says would create more jobs, unity and prosperity.“The Paris target means we have to rethink everything,” says Suzuki. “The urgency of the need for change demands that we rethink our entire energy potential and the way we live. It makes no sense to continue acting as if we’ve got all the time in the world to get off the path that created the crisis in the first place. That’s the challenge, and for our politicians, it’s a huge task as well as a great opportunity.”Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more


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first_imgAPTN National NewsJordan Houle was walking with his 19 year-old friend in a west-end neighbourhood in Winnipeg just after midnight Sunday when he and his friend were shot.Houle suffered a gunshot to the head and died. His friend is still in hospital with a stomach wound.Police say both shootings appear to be random and not gang-affiliated.Three years ago, Jordan Houle’s sister was found dead a week later in a Winnipeg creek. Her death remains unsolved.The Houle family told reporters they would not release a statement at the moment.But news of this weekend’s killing have spawned racist comments on the Winnipeg Sun website.Some of the posts say, “downtown Winnipeg is a cesspool” or “an urban reserve.”One post reads in part: “Oh wait he’s an Indian, I forgot they just breed with any FAS squaw…One less cockroach eating from the taxpayer trough is never a bad thing.”Despite comments like these, friends and family of Jordan Houle held a vigil in his memory Monday night in Winnipeg.last_img read more


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Libya – US commandos have captured the suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, in a raid hailed by the White House as a triumph for “justice.”Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, was en route to the United States, where he will face criminal charges, officials said Tuesday.The raid represented a victory for President Barack Obama who has faced intense criticism over his administration’s handling of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi assault and its aftermath. “The United States has an unwavering commitment to bring to justice those responsible for harming Americans,” Obama said.“Since the deadly attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, I have made it a priority to find and bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of four brave Americans.”Attorney General Eric Holder said the raid showed “our nation’s memory is long and our reach is far.”There were no civilian casualties in the action and the suspect was in US custody at a “secure location outside of Libya,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said.All US troops and personnel taking part in the operation have “safely departed Libya,” he added.Top US diplomat John Kerry called the raid a “bold action” that served as reminder that there was no “impunity” for militants trying to harm America.The hours-long assault on US facilities in Benghazi in 2012, which also targeted a CIA outpost, killed the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans.The attack shocked Washington and became a highly-charged political issue, raising questions about security at US missions. Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton faced hostile questioning before lawmakers over the issue.Republican lawmakers alleged that the White House failed to respond decisively and then tried to hide some facts in the episode.The Obama administration has accused critics of politicizing a tragic event and that it has divulged all the details of the case.US federal prosecutors have charged Khatallah with murder, carrying a weapon and offering material support to “terrorism,” according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.The charges reflect accounts from Libyan officials and witnesses who have singled out Khatallah as allegedly taking part in the assault that day.“We have made it clear, since that cowardly attack on our facilities, that we would go at any length to find, apprehend, bring to judgment, those who perpetrated it,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.“The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah is not the end of that effort but it marks an important milestone.”The State Department has identified Khatallah as a senior leader of Ansar al-Sharia, a Libyan Islamist group it brands a “terrorist” organization responsible for a spate of attacks and assassinations.After similar raids, the military has held suspects aboard naval ships before flying them to the United States to face legal charges.Senator Lindsey Graham indicated the suspect was being held on a ship and blasted the administration for not taking him to the US-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.He said in a tweet that he was “very pleased our Special Forces” captured Khatallah but he criticized the Obama administration for holding the suspect on a naval ship.Holding Khatallah “on a ship shows the haphazard approach which comes from not having rational detention & interrogation policies,” the senator wrote. read more


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7 September 2010The top United Nations envoy to Nepal today appealed to all parties to urgently tackle the existing climate of mistrust and the problems in forming a government, stressing that the stalled peace process must be brought back on track as soon as possible. “Nepal’s peace process has not failed, even though it has moved far more slowly and unevenly than anticipated by either the parties or the Council,” Karin Landgren, the Secretary-General’s Representative for Nepal, told the Security Council today.“The process can be brought back on track if the political leadership is ready to reassess priorities and place this process at the front and centre of their political activity, recognizing that only through continued and persistent negotiation can it move forward.”Briefing the 15-member body on the work of the UN mission in Nepal (UNMIN), she said that the parties have a great deal of work to do to make the case that they intend the country’s peace to be permanent and irreversible. In 2006, the Government and the Maoists signed a wide-ranging peace pact ending a decade-long civil war that claimed some 13,000 lives. UNMIN was established a year late to assist the country with the peace process. Its mandate includes monitoring the management of arms and armed personnel of both the Maoists and the Nepal Army, as well as in assisting in monitoring ceasefire arrangements. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on the request of Nepal for UN assistance in support of its peace process, painted a “discouraging picture of the state of Nepal’s peace process, and of the failure of the political parties to invest in its revival,” said Ms. Landgren, who presented the document to the Council.The report highlighted the main outstanding tasks in the peace process, namely completing the draft of the new constitution and resolving the future of the Nepal Army and the Maoist Army. Other challenges include continued insecurity and lack of progress in addressing impunity for human rights violations. The deadline for drafting the new constitution – considered a key element of the peace process – was extended in May as the parties remained deadlocked on issues such as power-sharing arrangements and the reintegration of the Maoist ex-combatants.Ms. Landgren noted that despite plans to present the first draft of the new constitution in November, there are doubts that this timetable can be kept. “But the prospect of forming a consensus government remains equally, if not more, remote,” she added.In addition, the Nepal Army has since 2007 continued to recruit personnel in defiance of the arms monitoring agreement, while the caretaker Government has recently been arguing for an end to international monitoring of the Nepal Army, she stated. This has been accompanied by a “flood of criticism” directed at UNMIN, alleging that the mission is partial and obstructing the Government and the Nepal Army in fulfilling their national duties.“UNMIN’s aim is to complete our support to the peace process effectively and wind up our presence with minimal disruption to that process,” said Ms. Landgren. The risks to the peace process are real, she stated, and include an unresolved leadership battle following the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal in early July which may keep critical decisions in limbo, and that the Constituent Assembly, even after the 12-month extension, will expire without a new constitution having been drafted. “The biggest risk of all may be that the peace process and parliamentary processes appear discredited, sending a discouraging signal to existing and emerging groups about taking the democratic route to push for change,” said the envoy.Mr. Ban has indicated in his report that he is not in favour of repeated extensions of UNMIN’s mandate in an atmosphere of persistent and unfounded criticism that complicates its ability to function. Under the circumstances, he recommends that the mission’s current mandate, which runs until 15 September, be rolled over to permit the necessary discussions to take place with a duly formed government, in the context of the parties’ fulfilment of their commitments and the phasing out of the mission. “The Secretary-General would then report back to the Council, and in the event of there being neither clarity nor consensus in this regard, would propose alternative measures, including the possible termination of the mandate,” said Ms. Landgren.Mr. Ban continues to desire that the mission complete its tasks, and that it does not intend to stay longer than is necessary, she added.Ambassador Gyan Chandra Acharya of Nepal told the Council that it is hoped that a new government will be formed soon. Then the political parties and the new government can focus on the remaining tasks within the peace process such as the drafting of the constitution and the integration and rehabilitation of combatants.“We all look forward to the successful conclusion of the peace process at the earliest so that we would ensure further stability, peace and sustainable and rapid economic progress in the country,” he said.He added that the Secretary-General’s report should have been “more balanced, nuanced and reflective of the correct assessment of the situation on the ground in its entirety,” saying it did not mention the efforts of the Government in several areas. read more


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28 September 2011Freerice.com, the online game that allows players to improve their vocabulary while simultaneously fighting world hunger by making donations to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), launched its French- and Italian-language versions today. The new versions of Freerice will give millions of Italian and French speakers the chance to test their vocabulary and help feed hungry children around the world, said the WFP in a news release.“Whether you are a French or Italian speaker eager to enrich your vocabulary or an avid language student, Freerice engages players in a fun and challenging way that helps the hungry,” said Nancy Roman, WFP Director of Communications, Public Policy and Private Partnerships Division.The game, which already has English and Spanish versions, consists of increasingly difficult vocabulary and educational questions, and for every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to WFP and paid for by advertisers of the site.Freerice became popular soon after it was released in 2007, and since then it has donated almost 100 billion grains of rice, enough to feed 4.8 million people for a day in countries such as Haiti, Uganda, Pakistan and Cambodia.The game, designed by fundraising pioneer John Breen to help his teenage sons prepare for their college entrance exams, now attracts 40,000 players daily, and has evolved to allow players to form online groups and compete.“Freerice is a truly innovative concept that has taken the Internet by storm over the last few years. From Paris to Montréal, and from Hanoi to Dakar, French speakers and learners around the world can now actively participate in this online viral phenomenon and help save millions of lives,” said Marina Catena, Director of WFP in France.The WFP said Chinese- and Korean-language versions of the game will follow. read more


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Tomorrow (3rd February 2018) marks one year since the Right to Information (RTI) Act became operational in Sri Lanka. While there remain challenges to overcome, the engagement of citizens in using RTI to hold authorities accountable as well as to resolve problems of a personal nature has been extremely encouraging, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said.TISL said that both uses have resulted in the increased transparency of public processes, one RTI request at a time. TISL notes that there remain major concerns for RTI rollout. Public knowledge regarding the existence and process of the RTI Act has been notably inadequate, and much remains to be done on the part of the State. Similarly, the transition from the culture of secrecy to one which allows public participation and scrutiny continues to raise challenges.TISL further notes with concern the trend of a vast number of citizens resorting to the use of RTI as a problem-solving tool due to the failure of public services, and encourages public authorities to observe such trends and take steps to proactively remedy such issues. However, it is also important to commend the numerous public authorities that have been proactive in their responses to RTI requests and have even gone so far as to actively seek out knowledge on how to operationalize the RTI Act.As we mark one year since the RTI in Sri Lanka became a reality, TISL called on the state to raise awareness regarding the RTI among citizens, particularly through the state media, and to continue its work on sensitizing the public sector on the need for open and participatory governance. TISL further called upon citizens to exercise their Right to Information to constructively engage in governance, and to protect this right from any possibility of dilution. (Colombo Gazette) TISL commends the key role played by the Ministry of Mass Media for their service in training information officers, designated officers and other public officials across the country. Furthermore, the efforts of the RTI Commission in hearing appeals, as well as getting in place the other infrastructure needed, including the call for record management and proactive disclosure, among further creative endeavours such as online RTI training for government officials is noteworthy. While recognizing the key role played by the first RTI Commission in any country, TISL notes with appreciation that Sri Lanka’s RTI Commission has in 84% of its recorded appeal decisions ordered the disclosure of information.Commenting on the crucial role of the State in ensuring information disclosure, Executive Director of TISL, Asoka Obeyesekere stated, “We are encouraged by the fact that many State institutions have demonstrated their readiness to disclose the information they possess, in a timely fashion, and would encourage citizens to exercise their Right to Information and experience first-hand an accountable state.” Throughout the year, Transparency International Sri Lanka together with its partners including the Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya, has worked towards furthering the cause of RTI and raising public awareness through the RTI request facilitation hubs, street dramas, RTI van and RTI movie amongst other things. In addition to filing public interest RTI requests on a regular basis, TISL has facilitated 610 requests for members of the public, working in 10 districts, and has found that in most instances, information has been received by the requesters. Sarvodaya have facilitated 233 RTI requests in the one year since the RTI Act became operational, across their 5 district RTI Hubs. From securing the land rights of a dispossessed farmer in Gampaha, exposing the construction of a substandard public school building in Omanthai to securing deeds of ownership for 1200 families in Vavuniya, RTI has played a life-changing role in the lives of citizens while promoting democratic governance, acting as a tool to combat corruption and restoring sovereignty in the people of Sri Lanka. Within the space of one year, RTI has already displayed strength in citizens’ collective action, as well as individual action. read more


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by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 3, 2013 8:03 am MDT Patheon revenue boosted by acquisition, internal growth; drug maker breaks even AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Drug manufacturer Patheon Inc. (TSX:PTI) posted a small profit in its second quarter but fell short of the consensus estimate.In the three months ended April 30, Patheon had US$100,000, or 0.1 cent per share, of net income attributable to common shareholders.That was below a consensus estimate of four cents per share, according to two estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.A year earlier, Patheon posted a US$79.6-million net loss, or 61.5 cents per share, when it recorded a US$57.9-million impairment charge.The Toronto-area company also saw its revenue increase nearly 40 per cent, mainly due to an acquisition completed in December plus some internal growth.Revenue in the three months ended April 30 was US$253.9 million, up from US$181.5 million a year earlier and in line with estimates.About $54.6 million of revenue was from Patheon’s acquisition of Banner Pharmacaps, which focuses on softgel products for the over-the-counter, prescription and nutrition markets. read more


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“The airstrike that left scores dead, also left dozens injured,” IOM and UNHCR said, noting that they expected the final death toll to include many more victims. “Such an attack deserves more than condemnation,” both agencies added, in an appeal for a probe “to determine how this happened and who was responsible, and to bring those individuals to account”. According to one report, a cell was hit containing more than 120 people, some of the more than 600 men, women and children being held at the centre. This is despite the fact that the coordinates of this detention facility “and the knowledge that it housed civilians had been communicated to the parties to the conflict”, the UN’s top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said, in reference to ongoing clashes between the UN-recognised Government and forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar. “(This) indicates that this attack may, depending on the precise circumstances, amount to a war crime,” she insisted, before urging all parties to the conflict “to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law, and to take all possible measures to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, including schools, hospitals and detention facilities”. Also noting the exact coordinates had been given, the UN chief called for an independent investigation, “to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice”.”The Secretary-General further reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law to take all feasible precautions to avoid, and in any event to minimize, incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians and damage to civilian objects, and to refrain from directing attacks against civilians”, said the UN chief’s statement. “This incident underscores the urgency to provide all refugees and migrants with safe shelter until their asylum claims can be processed or they can be safely repatriated.”Ghassan Salamé, head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Special Representative of the Secretary-General, echoed the High Commissioner’s assessment of the attack, describing it as a “cowardly act”. He added: “This attack clearly could constitute a war crime, as it killed by surprise innocent people whose dire conditions forced them to be in that shelter.” He said that “the absurdity of this ongoing war today has led this bloody carnage to its most hideous and most tragic consequences”, calling on the international community to denounce the crime and pursue justice for the victims, mostly believed to be migrants – men, women and children – from other African nations, hoping to reach Europe.  Around 3,300 migrants, refugees, remain arbitrarily detainedIn addition to the detainees at Tajoura, some 3,300 migrants and refugees remain arbitrarily detained inside and around Tripoli, according to IOM and UNHCR. They are held in “in conditions that can only be described as inhumane”, the agencies said, while highlighting the dangers posed by intensifying clashes nearby. Echoing their call for these centres to be closed, UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet explained that UN staff have documented severe overcrowding, torture, ill-treatment, forced labour, rape and acute malnutrition in the troubled country’s facilities. “I also repeat my call for the release of detained migrants and refugees as a matter of urgency, and for their access to humanitarian protection, collective shelters or other safe places, well away from areas that are likely to be affected by the hostilities,” she said.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), intensified airstrikes and heavy shelling in and around Tripoli have displaced at least 104,000 people. For the past several months, the forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army, which holds sway in eastern and parts of the country, have laid siege to the outskirts of the Libyan capital, where the UN-recognized Government of National Accord under Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj is based.  According to news reports, the forces loyal to LNA Commander Haftar, threatened new air strikes on Tripoli in recent days, after their advance stalled, although the LNA has reportedly denied responsibility for the direct airstrike on the centre.  Military targets have included Mitiga airport – targeted with shelling four times since the latest escalation began, while field ambulance and field hospital teams continue to be hampered by “continuous shelling and armed clashes”. In a joint call for an investigation to bring those responsible to justice, UN migration agency, IOM, and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, spoke of the “appalling toll” caused by Tuesday’s reported airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in a suburb of the Libyan capital. Secretary-General António Guterres, said in a statement that he was “outraged by reports that at least 44 migrants and refugees, including women and children, have been killed and more than 130 injured”. He condemned “this horrendous incident in the strongest terms”, and expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.I am outraged by reports that dozens of refugees and migrants, including women and children, have been killed and injured by airstrikes on a migrant detention centre near Tripoli, Libya. I condemn this horrendous incident and call for an independent investigation.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) July 3, 2019 read more


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first_imgTWO TEENAGE MEMBERS of Japanese girl group AKB48 were hospitalised after being attacked by a man wielding a saw at one of the band’s regular meet-the-fans events, managers confirmed.Rina Kawaei, 19, and Anna Iriyama, 18, both suffered broken bones in their right hands and received cuts on their arms and heads from the 50-centimetre saw at the event in Iwate in northern Japan.Reports said the attack came after a mini-concert early Sunday afternoon as fans were lining up to shake hands with performers inside booths.Kawaei and Iriyama were in the same booth when a man in the queue suddenly produced a saw, the Yomiuri daily said.Fans told Japanese media they heard a shriek, apparently from one of the young women, saying, “Stop it!”Some of the 100 or so staff and security guards pounced on the attacker and held him until police arrived, reports said. A member of staff was also hurt in the melee.One fan described how Kawaei was covered in blood when she was taken away by medics to a waiting ambulance.Both girls are expected to be discharged from hospital tomorrow, the band’s management said. People gather around AKB48 cafe and shop at Akihabara district in Tokyo today. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesOrganisers said scheduled events in Tokyo and central Japan were being postponed.A 24-year-old man, identified as unemployed Satoru Umeta, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.The suspect told police “I attempted to kill people” and “I didn’t care whom”, Jiji Press reported, citing unnamed police sources.Televised extravaganzaAKB48 is part talent show, part pop act – a venture in which a pool of more than 100 girls and young women compete for a spot in the limelight with each new catchy but formulaic hit.The group – one of the most successful acts of all time in monetary terms – is built on their accessibility to their legions of fans. They appear at regular events all over the country to shake hands and pose for pictures, as well as on social networking sites.Fans are given around seven seconds to pose with their idols, the Yomiuri reported Monday, before they are moved along.Members must strive constantly for popularity if they wish to retain their spot, and girls who contravene strict rules – such as having boyfriends – are punished by being dropped back into the general talent pool.Line-up changes often sound the death-knell for musical acts. But the frequent rotation of AKB’s members is key to keeping them at the top of their game in Japan’s fickle pop scene.Fans are currently voting for the girl they want to lead the collective for the next year, using ballot slips only available with the purchase of their newest single. The results will be announced in a nationally televised extravaganza on 7 June.There was a mixture of anger and anguish among fans after the attack, with some questioning why their idols were not better protected.“What were the organisers doing?” demanded a 21-year-old student.“I pray that the three people will be in good health again soon… and the two group members will show us soon they are in good shape,” wrote another fan on an Internet forum, who said his name was “Yamasan”.I also hope for a strengthening of security checks such as by introducing a metal detector.A 17-year-old who visited the group’s theatre in Tokyo’s busy Akihabara district – from which are derived the letters AKB – told the Yomiuri: “I’m very worried about my favourite member who was hurt.”“I don’t understand why anyone would do such a thing,” he said.Violent crime is rare in Japan. Carrying a blade without reason – even a pair of scissors, a box-cutter or a survival knife – is banned, while possession of guns is strictly limited to licensed hunters.- © AFP, 2014Read: ‘Peru 2′ moved to prison in Peruvian desertMore: 11 powerful images used to illustrate the #YesAllWomen hashtaglast_img read more


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first_imgAfter the demise of webOS and the continued failure of Windows Phone to gain significant market share, Android and iOS have been left to dominate the smartphone market. Mozilla started showing off its Firefox OS (previously called Boot to Gecko) last year, but at Mobile World Congress, Sony announced it’s getting together with the Firefox team and hopes to have a device out in 2014.Sony has gone through a lot of mobile operating systems over the years. After dropping its own in-house efforts, Sony built on Symbian for several years under the Sony Ericsson brand. Android has been the company’s focus for the last few years as it completely ignored Windows Phone.Sony might have left the Ericsson partnership behind, but its Android devices still haven’t taken the market by storm. The decision to devote engineering resources to developing Firefox OS might be part of a search for greener pastures. Sony is also known to be one of the most prolific contributors to the Android Open Source Project. Android is often described as a fairly closed open source project because most of the work is done by Google, and it keeps version information very close to its chest. Sony might be looking for a mobile OS it can have more control over.Firefox OS is designed to run on ARM chips just like Android. In fact, most of the early test platforms are Android phones. Mozilla is employing a Linux kernel with apps based on the Gecko runtime. These would basically be web apps written in HTML5 and CSS, but integrated directly with the hardware through JavaScript. The competition has a big lead, but the Firefox browser eventually carved out a niche. Maybe the same will happen with Firefox OS.last_img read more


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first_img Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have LeakedBest Sneakers of Summer 2019 Great Scott! A single Nike Mag sneaker from Back to the Future II sold online for a whopping $92,100.The OG self-lacing shoe—one of only a handful made for the 1989 film—launched a bidding war between 220 sneakerheads.One lucky (and well-heeled) winner is now the proud owner of a disintegrating high top, cracked and crumbling after nearly 30 years. (That’s actually a pile of decayed rubber heeling, not scraps of someone’s lunch, as I initially thought.)AdChoices广告Anyone who outbid 220 people and paid more than $90K for a lone sneaker is not dumb enough to actually attempt to wear the deteriorating relic. (Oh, dear God, please tell me they’re not that stupid.) This work of art should live out its dying days behind glass, inciting jealousy in all who view it.As reported by Sole Collector, eBay seller shoezeum hosted the auction after securing the sneaker from the personal collection of a longtime Nike employee.There is no word on whether the film’s star—a young and ever-adorable Michael J. Fox—actually wore this specific boot. While the Nike Swoosh and triangular cutouts are just about right, the strap curiously crosses the laces; Marty McFly’s kicks featured a strap at the top, around the ankle.Check out more detailed images of the sneaker below.In 2011, Nike auctioned 1,500 pairs of replica Mags (which light up but don’t have self-tying laces), raising funds for Fox’s charity dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.The formerly fictional footwear, however, became a reality a couple of years ago, when Nike made a working pair of self-lacing sneaks, auctioned off in Hong Kong. The shoes (a full pair) sold for $104,000—a world record.The manufacturer in 2016 released the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0—legitimate self-lacing shoes.This modern adaptation is the most high-tech pair of shoes any sportswear company has developed; not just a gimmick, the sneakers feature advanced athletic technology, and require a power source.View as: One Page Slides1. (via eBay/shoezeum)2. (via eBay/shoezeum)3. (via eBay/shoezeum)4. (via eBay/shoezeum)5. (via eBay/shoezeum)6. (via eBay/shoezeum)7. (via eBay/shoezeum)8. (via eBay/shoezeum)9. (via eBay/shoezeum)Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more


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first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has confirmed that Jonny Evans is fit and will be in the matchday squad for Saturday’s trip to Wolves.A toe injury sidelined Jonny Evans for Leicester’s 2-1 home defeat to Southampton last weekend.But according to Leicester boss Claude Puel, the defender will be available for selection as they prepare to travel to Wolves for Saturday’s clash.“Evans can come back in the squad, it was not a serious injury,” Puel told the club’s website during Thursday’s pre-match press conference.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He will be in the squad on Saturday. Of course, I am happy when a player can come back in the squad.”Leicester will be without Daniel Amartey who is still nursing an ankle injury he sustained in their 1-1 draw with West Ham in October.As they go in search of their first win in three Premier League matches, the foxes have no other injury concerns aside from Amartey.last_img read more


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first_imgInaugural combined show scheduled for March 2016 in New OrleansThe Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association announce a new collaborative venture that joins two leading industry trade show experiences – Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Expo & Summit – to provide an even better world-class experience and gathering place for all segments of agriculture. Commodity Classic is a joint venture owned by the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association, with National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers participating as affiliates. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) owns and produces AG CONNECT Expo & Summit.The inaugural event will be held March 3-5, 2016, in New Orleans. The Commodity Classic shows scheduled for 2014 and 2015 will take place as planned. The AG CONNECT experience will join Commodity Classic 2016 and the new combined show will continue to meet on an annual basis.Charlie O’Brien, AEM senior vice president, said, “We have great respect for the professional approach the Commodity Classic has brought to the industry and feel it is consistent with the vision AEM members have designed into the AG CONNECT experience.  Great things can happen in the industry when leaders work together, have a long-term vision and stay focused.”“Commodity Classic and the AG CONNECT experience are two outstanding events for our audiences,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre, an Illinois corn grower. “We recognize how our programs can complement and extend the value for our members, exhibitors and attendees.”“We both value the power of education and of top-quality interaction among attendees and exhibitors on the show floor,” said ASA President Danny Murphy, a soybean grower in Mississippi. “Commodity Classic will remain a farmer-led and farmer-focused event as it moves forward with our new partner. The timing is now right, and our new event will deliver even more value to all show participants.”The two shows are known as offering valuable education sessions, innovations exhibited on the show floor, and unparalleled peer-to-peer networking – these values will not be merely maintained by the collaboration, but will be better than ever.  More details will be provided in the coming months.Commodity Classic is the annual convention and trade show for the  American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Sorghum Producers. Visit www.commodityclassic.com.The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) owns and produces AG CONNECT Expo & Summit, and is the North American-based international trade group for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry (agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility). Visit www.aem.org.For more information, contact:Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040Rich Jefferson, AEM, (414) 298-4122Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004last_img read more


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first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow, June 26, at 6pm, at the Sterling Community Center in Sterling. The Alaska Incident Management Team will be on site to give an update on the Swan Lake Fire.For More InformationIncident phone number: (208) 391-3488Inciweb.nwcg.govFacebook @BLMAFS & @AK.ForestryTwitter @BLM_AFS & @AK_ForestryFirewise: firewise.org All interested residents are welcome to attend and ask questions about this incident and efforts being made to protect the community and critical infrastructure The meeting will be streamed on the Alaska DNR- Division of Forestry (DOF) This stream will be provided for those who are not able to attend the meeting in person. If the Facebook live stream does not transmit properly, the video will be uploaded after the meeting for residents to view. Incident command staff will be on hand to provide fire information and will share the strategies and tactics being used to protect critical infrastructure throughout the community of Sterling.last_img read more