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All 67 MLAs in Himachal cast vote

first_imgAll 67 legislators of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, including Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Leader of the Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal and Speaker Brij Bihari Lal Butail exercised their franchise in the presidential polls on Monday. The State has a 68-member Assembly but one seat is vacant following the death of Congress MLA Karan Singh.Independent membersSecretary of State Vidhan Sabha Sunder Lal Verma said that 35 Congress MLAs, 28 Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs and four Independent MLAs voted in the polls. Both the BJP and the Congress have claimed support of two Independent members each.Unicameral HouseIn the Unicameral House of the State, each MLA vote has a value of 51 votes and the State has four seats in the Lok Sabha — all occupied by the BJP. It also has three Rajya Sabha seats, one occupied by the BJP and the other two by the Congress. The Congress has a minor edge in the polls if no cross voting takes place.BJP meets GovernorRight after casting their votes, a delegation of the BJP met Governor Acharya Devvrat. Memo submittedThey submitted a memo urging him to dismiss the Virbhadra Singh-led government due to the “worsening law and order situation” in the State. Independent MLAs Balbir Verma and Manohar Dhiman, who recently joined the BJP, were part of the delegation.last_img read more

Alvarez, Golovkin seek their places in boxing history

first_img“The biggest day is coming. This is a true fight, there is a lot of money coming,” Golovkin said.“I bring my belts, all my belts. I feel like a champion. This is my game, this is my fight, I am the boss.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ex-NBA player sentenced to prison for selling stolen guns Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kazakhstan’s three-belt champion Golovkin against Mexico’s biggest star Alvarez is one of the most anticipated fights in years, featuring the most explosive fighters in the division.“This is a fight boxing can be proud of. It is boxing’s biggest fight. It is a fight for history,” said Golovkin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMost people don’t think this will go the distance as both fighters are skilled ringmasters and have the ability to deliver knockout blows when the opportunity presents itself.They both prefer to do their talking with their fists and their fight was always a matter not of if, but when, as they need each other to validate their places in boxing history. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vegas debutGolovkin, who will be making his Las Vegas debut, has fought his entire career at 160 pounds (72.5 kg) while Alvarez, 27, fought just once above 155 — in his last fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.The undefeated Golovkin, whose World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles will be on the line, said he is expecting the toughest fight of his career against a boxer six years his junior.“This is my biggest fight,” he said. “I worked hard to become of champion of the world. I worked hard with Abel (trainer Sanchez) to stay champion of the world.”Alvarez also expects a difficult fight.“He is the most dangerous opponent of my career, but I’m ready for him and what’s next to come,” said the former WBC and WBA super welterweight champion.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ “We know that in fights, it takes two to tango. I’m ready, and you know what you’ll get from me.”Alvarez, who is gunning for his 50th career win, is coming off a lopsided win over of Chavez on May 6. He beat Chavez by unanimous decision as all three judges scored it 120-108.In his last fight, Golovkin outpointed Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jacobs had an unexpected surge over the final three rounds before losing by a narrow decision which led some to believe that the 35-year-old Golovkin might be starting to show his age.Alvarez’s biggest fight before this one was a 12-round loss to Mayweather in 2013 in an entertaining fight which Mayweather deserved to win. Alvarez was also held to a draw by journeyman Jorge Juarez in 2006 when he was 15.Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso said his fighter has improved a lot since the Mayweather loss.Learn from mistakes“He is more mature, a more complete fighter,” said Reynoso on Thursday at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. “You always learn something from victories but defeats teach you more.“You can see the mistakes you made and you learn not to go that route again. He learned a lot from that defeat to become a better fighter.”Golovkin is one of the best conditioned athletes in the sport. He even missed the birth of his second child on Friday because he was in the gym training. He stayed in the gym for two hours after his wife, Alina, gave birth to the couple’s first daughter.Golovkin may be the champion but he is not the overwhelming favorite and Sanchez says the crowd inside T-Mobile will be decidedly for Alvarez.Golovkin said even if the crowd is for Alvarez he will enter and leave the ring as the champion. Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a middleweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Las Vegas, United States — Now that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor circus has left town, attention shifts to Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez and their showdown for middleweight boxing supremacy.For those who were disappointed by last month’s so-called superfight between a boxer and a UFC fighter that was staged before a less-than capacity crowd, Saturday’s sold out world title contest at the same T-Mobile Arena will be welcome change.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more


first_imgIn their last five meetings in the last two years, Marin In their last five meetings in the last two years, Marin has beaten Sindhu four times with the Indian gaining an upper hand during the Denmark Super Series last year, but today she could not repeat the feat. The hyper-aggressive Marin mixed power with precision to dominate the rallies with her acute-angled smashes interspersed with clever drops to catch the Indian often on the wrong-foot. Sindhu struggled with the length of her strokes as she gave away many points by hitting long and wide but she fought tooth and nail till the end only to come second best. Tomars bout against Lebedev was largely one-sided. The first three-minute period saw the Russian leading 3-0. Tomar was more purposeful in the second period as he pushed Lebedev out to get a point and then finally got a single ankle hold righ and moved behind his rival to reduce the margin to 3-5. However, with time running out, Tomar had to go for the jugular but in the process had opened his defence which enabled the Russian to clinch the bout with a two-point manoeuvre to take an unassailable 7-3 lead. The only wrestler left in the fray is London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt who will step on the mat on August 21, the last day of the Games. PTI TAP SSR ATK PDSlast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Nigeria will beat Argentina, predicts Achilles the Cat

first_imgNigeria will beat Argentina and knock them out of FIFA World Cup 2018. This is what Achilles the cat predicted ahead of the crunch Group D match in St Petersburg.And in case you are wondering, Achilles has predicted the score of all three World Cup 2018 matches played at the venue.Argentina face a must-win situation against Nigeria to keep their hopes alive of reaching the round of 16. Runners-up in 2014, the Argentines qualified for the World Cup finals after Lionel Messi’s hat-trick against Equador in the final qualifying match last year.Achilles, who resides in the city’s Hermitage museum, was held aloft for photographers then placed on a table in front of two bowls of food marked with Nigeria and Argentina flags. After moments of deliberation, Achilles chose Nigeria, eating hungrily from the bowl.Argentina go into the game bottom of Group D and must win to have any hope of advancing to the knockout rounds. Even victory could see them exit the tournament if Iceland beat Croatia by enough goals.Achilles correctly forecast Iran beating Morocco, Russia beating Egypt and Brazil beating Costa Rica.If Achilles’ fourth prediction proves correct, Nigeria will qualify for the next round. A draw may also be enough for Nigeria depending on the outcome of Iceland’s match against Croatia.One of many cats to have lived at the Hermitage, once the imperial Winter Palace, Achilles previously predicted outcomes during the 2017 Confederations Cup.He is one of various animals testing their psychic credentials at the World Cup, including hippos Milya and Glyasik in Kaliningrad, Spartak the lemur in Yekaterinburg and Harry the otter in Sochi.advertisementThey are hoping to emulate Paul the octopus who became an international celebrity when he correctly forecast the outcome of Germany’s games at the 2010 World Cup and picked eventual winners Spain.Messi has looked far from his best in the two matches against Iceland and Croatia.There have been reports of rift and a mutiny in the Argentina camp. It is also believed Messi is unhappy with the coach and there are serious differences between the two.First goalless draw of World Cup 2018: There were xx goals in xx matches before 1998 champions France took on Denmark. It was billed as the better of the two final Group C matches:Midfielder Javier Mascherano denied reports that a rift had opened between the players and coach following their 3-0 World Cup drubbing by Croatia, saying the relationship between the two sides was totally normal.The relationship with the coach is totally normal,” said Mascherano.”Obviously, if we feel uncomfortable about anything, we let him know….and that goes for the players on the bench as well as the ones on the field,” he said at a press conference in Moscow.Mascherano said he had played under eight national team coaches in his Argentina career and none of them had complained afterwards that the players had picked the team.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Asian Games 2018 men’s 800m: Manjit Singh wins gold, Jinson Johnson gets silver

first_imgManjit Singh won gold while Jinson Johnson won silver in the men’s 800m final at Asian Games 2018 as Indian athletes continued to dominate the tracks in Indonesia. Manjit clocked 1:46.15 while Johnson clocked 1:46.35 to make it a memorable double for India.Overall, India have now nine gold medals – three have from athletics.Athletics have also given India seven silver medals.As of now, India have 47 medals – 9 gold, 17 silver and 21 bronze.Asian Games 2018 Day 10 Live UpdatesPlenty was expected from Majit and Johnson and they did not disappoint.This is the third India have won two medals in the men’s 800m race at the Asian Games.In 1951, Ranjit Singh had won gold while Kulwant Singh won silver. In 1962, Daljit Singh won a silver medal and Amrit Pal finished with a bronze.Overall, this was India’s sixth gold medal in the men’s 800m race.#GOLD medals for India in #AsianGames 800m (men)1951: Ranjit Singh1966: Bhogeswar Baruah1974: Sriram Singh1978: Sriram Singh1982: Charles Borromeo2018: Manjit Singh#AsianGames2018Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 28, 2018In June, Johnson ran one of the most memorable races in recent times as he smashed legendary Sriram Singh’s 42-year-old 800m record, the oldest one in Indian athletics, to steal the spotlight on the second day of the 58th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships in Guwahati. His effort there had helped him book a ticket for the Asian Games as the qualification mark was 1:47.50.Earier, Hima Das had won silver in the women’s 400m while Dutee Chand had won silver in the women’s 100m.advertisementlast_img read more

Bayern goalkeeper Neuer holidays to aid injury recovery

first_imgBayern München Bayern goalkeeper Neuer holidays to aid injury recovery Jamie Smith 09:38 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manuel Neuer Bongarts Bayern München Bundesliga The Germany international has been granted leave as he continues his rehab from an injury that has kept him out for most of the season Manuel Neuer is going on holiday in a bid to boost his recovery from injury, Bayern Munich have confirmed.Foot injuries have plagued Neuer and the Germany international has been restricted to three Bundesliga appearances this season.The last of those was in September, with Neuer targeting a return in time for the World Cup at the end of the season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Bayern confirmed on Friday that the club captain has been granted a period of leave as he recovers from a fractured metatarsal.”For the first time this season coach Jupp Heynckes faces tough selection decisions this weekend,” Bayern said in a statement.”Apart from Manuel Neuer, who is recovering from a broken metatarsal, [coach Jupp] Heynckes has all 19 outfield players and three goalkeepers at his disposal.”The 22 players are preparing for the next home match against Schalke 04, but captain Neuer will instead take a short holiday after consulting the German record champions’ medical unit.”The 31-year-old will spend his time in warmer climes until 18 February. Neuer has been assigned individual training plans to continue his rehab on a daily basis.”last_img read more

10 months agoSalihamidzic in talks with Hudson-Odoi family about Bayern Munich move

first_imgSalihamidzic in talks with Hudson-Odoi family about Bayern Munich moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic has held talks with Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi about a move to Germany next month.Bayern have upped their bid from €15m to €20m in the last 24 hours after being encouraged in talks with the player’s camp.BILD says Salihamidzic has spoken with Hudson-Odoi’s family about a career plan they have mapped out for the teenager.The 18 year-old is tied to Chelsea until 2020 and leaning towards leaving in January.For his part, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri says: “He’s still a very young player, we’ll have to wait a bit. But in the future he will be a very, very strong player, I’m sure of that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Sunil Gavaskar picks Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant in World Cup squad

first_imgSunil Gavaskar picks Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant in World Cup squadSunil Gavaskar has left out Rishabh Pant from his World Cup squad and has picked Vijay Shankar as the second all-rounder. Dinesh Karthik found a place in Gavaskar’s team as a reserve opening batsman.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 13:34 IST Dinesh Karthik was in good form during T20I series in New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Gavaskar picked Karthik as an opening batsman ahead of KL Rahul and Ajinkya RahaneGavaskar has also picked Vijay Shankar as the second all-rounderGavaskar wants India to produce a dominant show and whitewash the ODI series vs AustraliaSunil Gavaskar has picked Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant in his squad for the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales. Karthik, however, did not find a place in India’s squad to face Australia in the five-match one day international series next month.Rishabh Pant, on the other hand, was recalled to ODI squad after missing two consecutive series against Australia and New Zealand.Chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad, on Friday said that they wanted to test Pant in a few ODIs before taking a final call on India’s World Cup squad.Gavaskar picked Karthik as an opening batsman ahead of KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane while Pant did not find a mention in the legendary batsman’s list.”I have 13 names in my mind who will surely board the flight to England and they are Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav,” Sunil Gavaskar told Sports Tak.”I think Vijay Shankar can be the 14th player. Seeing the swinging conditions in England, India can play two fast bowling all-rounders. But I am not too very sure of the 15th player. Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj have not been that impressive. Umesh Yadav can be an option and I think selectors must keep an eye on these three bowlers.”There should be a flexibility in the team. Dinesh Karthik has opened in Test matches in the past so he can do it in ODIs too,” Gavaskar added.advertisementIndia and Australia will play two T20Is on February 24 and 27 before the ODI series starts from March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.Gavaskar wants India to produce a dominant show and whitewash the series.”India should go out all guns blazing in the ODI series against Australia and try to win 5-0,” Gavaskar said.The cut-off date to announce the World Cup squad is April 23. India start their campaign against South Africa on June 5 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.Also Read | Virat Kohli needs no protection in Indian batting lineup: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Will try to be more expressive with the ball vs Australia: Vijay ShankarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Sunil GavaskarFollow Virat KohliFollow Dinesh Karthiklast_img read more

Peak power demand touches 6612 MW

first_imgNEW DELHI: Amid the rising mercury levels in the national capital, the peak power demand on Monday touched 6,612 megawatt (MW), highest for the season and up by about 3,000 MW from the peak power demand recorded in the city in 2006. The power demand of the city had crossed the 6,000 MW mark last Wednesday and has been rising since then.It touched 6,560 MW on Sunday night, higher than the annual peak load of 2017 –6,526 MW recorded on June 6, 2017 –according to the State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC). Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”The city is prepared to deal with a peak of 7,110 MW. Last year, the peak power demand of the city created a new record when it crossed the 7,000 MW-mark — the highest ever. But we dealt it without any difficulty. We are well prepared this time as well,” an official from the Delhi Power Department said. Last year on June 1, Delhi’s power demand hit an all-time high of 6,651 MW. In July, it created a new record with peak demand rising to 7,016 MW. When compared to 2006, the peak power demand of the city this year has seen a rise of about 3,000 MW. On July 14, 2006, Delhi’s peak power demand was recorded at 3,639 MW, according to the SLDC data reported. In 2007, the peak demand was recorded at 4,030 MW on June 11. The peak power demand in Delhi went up to 4,036 MW in the year 2008, when it reached the highest point of the year on July 24.last_img read more

Reallife incidents inspire Bollywood

first_imgThe reality-inspired Bollywood cinema has moved beyond the standard biopics and historical incidents. New-age writers and filmmakers are finding inspiration in real incidents involving commoners, which inspire, impress and awe, and at times also make us proud as Indians. It has become a trend to narrate stories about extraordinary incidents involving ordinary people. What began as a mainstream experiment with films, like Madras Cafe, Airlift, Padman or Neerja, is finding increasing favour of filmmakers with releases in the genre such as Uri: The Surgical Strike , Article 15, Kesari and India’s Most Wanted. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThese films draw inspiration from the valour of commoners, who stood up to the occasion to do something that stands out, in a real-life situation. Bollywood’s inclination for such real stories will be on display this Independence Day when Batla House and Mission Mangal will explore two different shades of realism in a bid to define what it means to be a patriot. Film historian SMM Ausaja considers it a “positive sign” for Bollywood. “Cinema and art should always reflect the society. It’s a positive sign that more and more filmmakers are coming up with films based on reality. With the medium, like films and shows, new generation will get to know about the important events of the past,” he said. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardEarlier this year, the Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari fell back on history to discover an intriguing slice of commoners’ valour in the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi. Actor Parineeti Chopra, who was a part of Kesari, says it’s important to depict such reality through cinema. “While doing Kesari I realised that there are so many people who have no idea about the bravery of 21 Sikhs who fought against 10,000 Afghans. There was so little information available about them online or in text books. After the film almost everyone knows about them. We should keep making reality-based films because cinema has the power to make people aware and educate them,” said Parineeti. Over the past couple of years, directors have been attempting to portray reality through different types of movies. The common factor about these films is they are all stories seeped in everyday flavour, narrating inspiring stories of common man who triumph in unusual circumstances. Filmmaker Raja Krishna Menon, who directed Airlift, said real life stories helped set up drama in films as very few other genres do. “Filmmakers pick stories they feel are important. As a filmmaker I generally look at those real life stories, which will depict an incredible amount of bravery or features a person who has gone out of his/her way to accomplish the impossible,” he said. On the sudden influx of such movies, Menon said, “Nowadays people hardly read. Even if they want to know about a historical event, they prefer to watch a video. So filmmakers are coming up with more biographies. It is not that filmmakers don’t want to make fiction movies, but there is certain aura attached to films based on reality.” Stating that you feel more connected to things that are real, he said, “You feel you have experienced it or you can do it. Also, reality is always interesting than fiction.” On the vital role of fact-checking films based on real life event, Menon said, “Research is important and one should not play with the facts. A filmmaker should at least try to get the basic facts right.” Airlift, which featured Akshay Kumar in the role of Ranjit Katyal, was based on the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during invasion by Iraq in 1990. To bring that evacuation drama to the big screen, Menon did a lot of research. However, Menon said a filmmaker should be allowed “creative liberty” to add entertainment to the real story. Among upcoming films in the genre, Sidharth Malhotra plays Kargil War hero Captain Vikram Batra in Shershaah.last_img read more

Dionne Warwick and Friends Sing For The Hunger Project

first_imgLast night, the multi-Grammy Award winning music icon Dionne Warwick returned to the Royal Albert Hall once again in support of The Hunger Project.Warwick led a stunning All Star Cast, including Sir Cliff Richard OBE, Alexandra Burke, Boy George, Caro Emerald, Tony Hadley, Joe McElderry, Katie Melua, Mica Paris, Rumer and The London Community Gospel Choir.The evening was the culmination of events designed to raise awareness for World Hunger Day, and supported the international aid work of The Hunger Project.Last night also saw Dionne lead the first ever public performance of “One World, One Song” as a duet with Joe McElderry. The song was written to celebrate our ability to end world hunger sustainably and permanently.To learn more about how you can get involved, visit The Hunger Project websites in the US and UK. In the UK, you can donate now by texting LOVE28 £3 £5 or £10 to 70070.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

Paks efforts to act against terror groups money laundering questioned at APG

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan’s seriousness to act against proscribed terror outfits and its efforts to curb money laundering and terror financing were questioned by members of a regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) at a meeting held in China, according to a media report. A 10-member delegation, led by Finance Secretary Mohammad Younas Dagha, attended the two-day meeting of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) of the Paris-based FATF in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou where it defended Pakistan’s efforts against money laundering and terror financing. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report According to a Dawn report, some participants, particularly those from India, raised very tough questions about Pakistan’s seriousness to act against proscribed organisations and effectiveness of internal controls. On May 3, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said India will ask the FATF to put Pakistan on a blacklist of countries that fail to meet international standards in stopping financial crime. The APG will submit to the FATF its analysis of the compliance report submitted by Pakistan at the meeting, which concluded yesterday, and the progress made since the group’s on-site inspection in Islamabad and Karachi in March, the report said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests The APG report will become the basis for the FATF to decide whether to exclude Pakistan from its grey list or not. The delegation briefed the meeting about Pakistan’s updated actions against currency smuggling, proscribed organisations and tightening of financial and corporate sector systems and operational effectiveness, the report said. Giving examples of the measures taken by it, Pakistan cited arrests of key operatives of some proscribed outfits, putting more such groups and their affiliates in the list of banned outfits, blocking their accounts and financial flows and taking control of their assets. In March, bowing down to international pressure, Pakistan launched a major crackdown on Jaish-e-Mohammad, Jamat-ud-Dawa, Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation and other banned outfits and took over the control of their assets throughout the country. The Pakistan delegation said the country was very close to accomplish the milestones set under the FATF action plan well before the September deadline. It also said the government recently revised its national risk assessment of the corporate sector, strengthened customs procedures on borders and inland movement of funds and assets. Besides, internal control of the banking and non-banking financial institutions, insurance companies and stock exchanges has been strengthened to curb the possibility of money laundering and terror financing. The delegation cited the creation of a specialised directorate of Cross-Border Currency Movement (CBCM) in Islamabad to maintain a database of currency seizures. The APG had earlier flashed contradictory situations and poor coordination among stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, in fighting money laundering and terror financing in Pakistan. Last month, it expressed serious reservations over insufficient physical actions on ground against proscribed organisations to block flow of funds and activities.last_img read more

Strengthened UN crucial for resolving global conflicts Ireland tells Assembly

Ireland’s Foreign Minister has advocated strengthening United Nations efforts in the field of conflict prevention and resolution, as well as sharing lessons learned, as key factors to achieving peace in today’s strife-ridden world.“Today, despite all our efforts, violence conflict remains all too common,” Dermot Ahern told the annual high-level debate of the General Assembly. Urging nations to make use of the full array of instruments available to resolve conflict, he stressed that “in making peace, we must be as creative and determined as those who wage war.”Mr. Ahern said it is vital to ensure that the UN Peacebuilding Commission – set up last year to help countries emerging from conflict consolidate their gains and not slide back into war – and the accompanying Peacebuilding Fund are organized and resourced to fulfil their important mandates.He also urged continued support for UN peacekeeping operations, which are currently at an all-time high in terms of their size, scope and complexity, and for strengthening the Organization’s capacities for conflict prevention and resolution. The sharing of experiences, particularly lessons learned, from enduring and complex conflicts such as that in Northern Ireland, could also prove useful, he noted.While he did not believe the success of Northern Ireland, where an historic power-sharing accord has led to the resolution of a decades-long conflict, offers a “universally transferable formula,” its experience provides insights and lessons worth sharing.“First, in the end, those who are part of the problem must be part of the solution – not because we approve of their actions or beliefs, but because without them it is all too easy for an agreement among others to be destroyed,” he stated. Among the other lessons is the need for inclusive dialogue on the basis of clear and guaranteed principles, to take risks for peace and to address all issues comprehensively. “Working with a strengthened UN and sharing lessons with one another, I passionately hope we can advance the day when political leaders from other regions of the world blighted by conflict can announce in this forum that peace has come to them too,” Mr. Ahern stated. 2 October 2007Ireland’s Foreign Minister has advocated strengthening United Nations efforts in the field of conflict prevention and resolution, as well as sharing lessons learned, as key factors to achieving peace in today’s strife-ridden world. read more

Burundis peace process hampered by political crises – UN report

30 November 2007In recent months, efforts to bring a lasting peace to Burundi have been impeded by a deteriorating political situation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report to the Security Council made public today. In recent months, efforts to bring a lasting peace to Burundi have been impeded by a deteriorating political situation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report to the Security Council made public today. “The peace consolidation process in Burundi has passed through a difficult period in the past six months,” Mr. Ban says in a report on the work of the UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) covering the period since 17 May. “The political crises and institutional paralysis, along with the blockage in the peace process, underscores the fragility of the situation and the continued need for vigilance.” The small Great Lakes nation has been the victim of violent coups and political instability since gaining independence in 1962. Decades of ethnic conflict pit the Hutu majority against the Tutsi minority, and enormous challenges persist, the report states. Mr. Ban also voices concern over the worsening overall security situation and ongoing human rights violations. Welcoming the appointment of an inclusive Government earlier this month, he commended President Pierre Nkurunziza “for the leadership and the flexibility in ending the political crisis that had heightened tensions and delayed the implementation of key peace consolidation tasks.” To meet high expectations – both national and international – the new Government must endeavour to address the challenges Burundi faces in its reconstruction efforts, the report notes. In July, the Palipehutu-FNL, the last major rebel hold-out group, withdrew from the Joint Verification and Monitoring Mechanism set up to monitor a ceasefire it signed with the Government last year. “There is an urgent need for the resumption and early implementation of the comprehensive ceasefire agreement within an overall political framework that addresses the concerns of the Government and FNL,” Mr. Ban says. He expresses concern over the continuing stalemate between the sides, which has had humanitarian and security consequences, and urged the FNL to resume its participation in the Joint Verification and Monitoring Mechanism. “I call upon the Government and FNL to meet the aspirations of all Burundians and seize this opportunity by engaging in good faith on the issues that have hindered progress to date,” the Secretary-General adds. The report urges a greater role for BINUB, which “should continue to provide political and technical support to help national actors address the root causes of the conflict, prevent a relapse into conflict and create an environment conducive to recovery and development.” read more

Police force goes to court over plans to make all new officers

All new police officers will be required to have a degree All new police officers will be required to have a degree Mr Skelly said: “I have been raising these concerns with the College of Policing and the National Police ChiefsCouncil (NPCC) for more than two years since the impact of Police Education Qualifications Framework became clear,” he said. “The College has pushed forward ignoring the growing evidence that demonstrates the impracticality of their proposals from Lincolnshire. Their most recent communication states the intention to change Police Regulations to enforce the PEQF recruitment process from next year.” A police force is taking legal action over the controversial policy requiring all new officers to have a degree qualification.Lincolnshire Police is seeking a judicial review of the College of Policing scheme, which was introduced last year, arguing that it will place officers in the classroom rather than out on the front line.Chief Constable Bill Skelly said if the scheme goes ahead he will have around 40 fewer officers available to deploy at any one time, which amounts of 10 per cent of his overall strength.The requirement for all new officers to become graduates was introduced by the College of Policing in order to professionalise the service.New recruits will have to complete a degree course which is expected to require them to spend around one day a week in the classroom.But it has proved controversial with many serving officers, who regard academic qualifications as unnecessary for a job that requires a range of skills that many believe are best learned on the job.Mr Skelly believes implementing the policy in his force area will be unsustainable at a time when he has been forced to slash resources to the bone.He is also worried about the financial impact of having to pay for officers to attend the degree courses at local colleges and impact on the police pension scheme. Four years ago the Telegraph revealed how Mr Skelly’s predecessor, Neil Rhodes, had written to the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, warning her that his force faced going bust under the government’s funding arrangements.Mr Rhodes warned that under that structure, Bobbies on the beat would be a thing of the past in Lincolnshire, while those officers left would take much longer to respond to 999 calls.He said minor offences such as criminal damage and theft would have to be largely ignored, while investigations into issues such as historic child sex abuse and cyber-crime would stop.In a stark assessment, he warned: “If we were a business, then it would be being funded at below the cost of being in business. The cupboard is bare and it is likely that we will be the first force in the country to fall over.”Geographically, Lincolnshire is one of the largest forces in the country, covering almost 2,300 square miles.But with few urban conurbations and a relatively low population, the force has one of the smallest staff of all 43 forces in England and Wales. He went on: “Nobody in my force area, be it members of the public or fellow officers are saying to me, we want cops to have degrees.”What they want are people who can speak to them and relate to them. These are not skills that you can learn in the classroom. “Also I am concerned about what the drop out rate might be for perfectly good officer candidates who perhaps are not academically minded.”Mr Skelly has estimated that implementing the degree scheme will cost his force around £2.5 million a year.He is now seeking to challenge the policy in the courts through a judicial review, in a move that is being supported by his local Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, who is funding the court action.   Mr Jones said: “Protecting the people of Lincolnshire is our number one priority and to do that we cannot support a further loss of officer numbers to this ill thought through scheme.  We believe that losing around 40 officers from the front line withoutchallenging the College would be unforgivable and the costs to the public both financially and in loss of service leave us with no choice.”Mr Skelly said he has already been forced to make £3 million of cuts in his force area and the extra cost of implementing the scheme could result in Lincolnshire Constabulary having less than 1,000 officers by 2020, which he said would be unsustainable.”We will get to a point where we are simply unable to provide the sort of service that the public expects and deserves.”DCC Bernie O’Reilly from the College of Policing said: “The College of Policing is aware of a potential legal challenge in relation to the implementation of the new entry routes into policing.”The training for new recruits seeks to prepare those entering the service for the complexity of the job and has been developed with colleagues from across policing.”We continue to work with Lincolnshire Police to enable them to join the other 30 police forces across England and Wales who are introducing the new training over the next year.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Womens EHF CL Final Gyori with 2 to Podgorica

← Previous Story Second “Handball for all” Academy in Serbia! Next Story → Hungarian Play Off Final: MKB Veszprem leads 1:0 Over 5.500 spectators made fantastic atmosphere in the “Veszprem Arena”, where host team, Gyori beats Buducnost Podgorica 29:27 (13:12) in the first match of Women’s EHF Champions League Final. That was a real clash between Anita Gorbitz (12) and Bojana Popovic (14). Final decision will be made in Podgorica next Sunday.Đer – Budućnost 29:27 (13:12)Hala: „Vesprem arena“.Spectatotrs: 5000.7 meter: Đer 7/7. Budućnost 11/6.Exclusions Đer 4, Budućnost 10 minutes.ĐER: Lunde Haraldsen 20 saves – 5 7-meter, Radičević 4, Amorim 4, Loke 4, Verten 3, Lekić 2, Gerbic 12/7.BUDUĆNOST: Voltering 16 saves, Popović 14/3, Đokić 3/1, Bulatović K. 3/2, Miljanić 3, Savić 3, Jovetić 1. read more

Clever design lets Fujitsu use a cooling fan in a waterproof tablet

first_imgMaking a device waterproof means protecting the electronics inside against contact with liquid of any kind. However, if a device uses air cooling, it seems impossible to also make it waterproof without the unit overheating. However, Fujitsu has managed to overcome such a limitation through design.The company’s new Arrows Tab QH77/M is a 2-in1 tablet that works with or without a keyboard attached. It is also waterproof, but instead of running a fanless ARM solution, the Windows 8.1 tablet uses a Haswell Core i5-4200U processor (a Core i7 chip is also an option) and cooling fan to pump heat away from the chip.So how do you waterproof a tablet that requires a fan to spin so as not to overheat? Fujitsu split the internals of the Arrows Tab into two compartments. The delicate electronics including the processor are contained within a sealed compartment that water cannot enter, where as the cooling fan and heatsink are in a compartment that can flood with water if submerged.The two areas are linked by a heatpipe allowing heat transfer away from the processor in either situation. When submerged, the heat is dissipated by the water flooding the cooling compartment and flowing over the heatsink. When not submerged, the fan alone can spin to pump the heat away from the heatsink and out of the tablet. So, unless you submerge the Arrows Tab in hot water it should continue to function as normal.The QH77/M complies with both the IPX5/7/8 waterproof standard and IP5X dustproof standard, so should be of interest to anyone who needs to use a Windows tablet outdoors or in an industrial setting. As for features, it pairs that Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and a 12.5-inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display. The battery capacity is 46Wh, which Fujitsu claims will give you 16 hours of use between charges. It can also achieve an 80% capacity charge in just one hour.last_img read more

Irelands abortion laws subjected woman to cruel inhuman and degrading treatment

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Chris Tefme File photo 15,383 Views Ireland’s abortion laws subjected woman to ‘cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment’ The UN Human Rights Committee has again called on Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws. 136 Comments File photo Image: Shutterstock/Chris Tefme Jun 13th 2017, 12:04 PM Source: Órla Ryan/Twitter Tuesday 13 Jun 2017, 12:04 PM By Órla Ryan Share1402 Tweet Email2 Statement from Siobhán Whelan, woman denied abortion in 2010 after diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality.— Órla Ryan (@orlaryan) June 13, 2017 In a statement, the Center said: “Ms Whelan was forced to travel to the UK for an abortion in 2010, due to the almost total prohibition of abortion in Ireland. The UN Committee has found that Ireland’s abortion laws violated Ms Whelan’s rights, including her right to be free from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and her right to privacy and equality.The Committee found that Ireland had subjected Ms Whelan to a “high level of mental anguish” which amounted to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The Committee found that the criminalisation of abortion in Ireland caused her shame and stigma, and this was one of the factors that exacerbated her “physical and mental situation”.“It found that her suffering was further aggravated by the obstacles she faced in receiving information she needed, and that health professionals did not provide her with clear and detailed information which disrupted the provision of medical care and exacerbated her distress.”At a press conference in Dublin today, the Center’s Regional Director for Europe Leah Hoctor said political leadership is needed to bring about a change in Ireland’s abortion legislation.At the time of the Mellet decision, the government cited the work of the Citizens’ Assembly in its response to the case. In April, the Assembly recommended that abortion should be legal in Ireland without restriction up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.Hoctor said that, if enacted, this would bring Ireland in line with most other European countries. The State has until November to respond to today’s decision, by which time Hoctor said the Center hopes a date for a referendum on changing Ireland’s abortion laws will have been set.“We believe that there is no reason at all why the Government and the Oireachtas cannot, before the deadline, set a date for a constitutional referendum, set the terms of that referendum and the legislation that will be attached and would follow that referendum were it carried.“There is no reason why they cannot show leadership in terms of ensuring serious degrees of public information on this issue, and an informed, considered public debate on this issue and then campaigning for meaningful constitutional change.If that does not happen before the deadline – at the end of November or early December – then we will be communicating to the [UN] committee that it has not happened. I think what will be very noteworthy for the committee is that the government reported last November on the basis of the Citizens’ Assembly process…“So it would be very concerning I have no doubt for the committee for, at the end of this year, actions on foot of the Citizens’ Assembly proposals not to have been taken.”Hoctor said Ireland cannot be fined or sanctioned if it does not act on the issue.“International law works on the basis of states consenting to the jurisdictions of these bodies and to the jurisdictions of these treaties.”She added that the Center believes Ireland takes human rights “very, very seriously” and wouldn’t want to considered be among governments that are “flagrantly” violating international commitments in this regard.Hoctor said the case in which a girl seeking abortion was held in a psychiatric unit when she thought she was going for termination last year is “what happens when a country’s law on abortions are extremely restrictive“. She said the girl seems to have “faced a very severe range of obstacles and barriers”.‘Heel-dragging’ A number of groups have welcomed today’s ruling.Gerry Edwards, Chairperson of Terminations For Medical Reasons (TFMR) Ireland, said: “The inhumanity with which successive governments treat women and families in these most tragic of circumstances is breathtaking. The deliberate delays and heel-dragging can only now be regarded as the wilful abuse of women and girls in Ireland.Every single member of the Oireachtas, irrespective of their party policy or personal views have an obligation to uphold international human rights and to enact legislation to protect them.Ailbhe Smyth, Convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, added: “The Government must act immediately on the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly and enable a constitutional referendum to take place. Until law reform occurs women’s health and wellbeing will continue to be compromised and endangered by Irish laws on abortion.”Meanwhile, Niall Behan, Chief Executive of the Irish Family Planning Association, said: “The State cannot continue to ignore repeated rulings and recommendations of international human rights bodies.“Irish law must be reformed to comply with our international human rights requirements, and the harm to women’s health and wellbeing caused by the denial of abortion services must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”Read: Government offers €30,000 to woman forced to travel abroad for abortionRead: Girl seeking abortion held in psychiatric unit when she thought she was going for termination Short URL Updated 3pmTHE UN HUMAN Rights Committee has found that Ireland’s law prohibiting and criminalising abortion has violated the human rights of a woman.The committee has ordered Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws following the decision, which is the second time in a year that legislation has been deemed to violate a woman’s human rights.The finding, which can be read here, was made in relation to the case of Siobhán Whelan, who was denied an abortion in 2010 after the diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality. It echoes the same committee’s June 2016 decision in the case of Amanda Mellet, who chose to travel to the UK to have a termination.In November, the State offered to pay her €30,000 in compensation.A statement on behalf of Whelan noted: “In taking this case, my hope was to bring about a change in our laws so that when faced with the tragic news of a fatal foetal abnormality women would have a choice to end the pregnancy in Ireland and not be forced to carry the pregnancy to term or to travel out of our country to access health care services like I had to.“The suffering I endured because I had to travel to access health care was inhuman.”Speaking about today’s decision, the Center for Reproductive Rights, which filed the case on Whelan’s behalf, said it expects her to be offered compensation. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Linda McMahon resigning from the Trump administration effective April 12
Linda McMahon resigning from the Trump administration effective April 12

first_img Videos Articles Facebook Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon announced she would be officially resigning from her role as head of the Small Business Administration in the Trump administration.McMahon, who made the announcement on Friday, will finish up effective April 12.It has truly been the honor of a lifetime to serve our country in this Administration. The opportunity to lead the SBA in supporting America’s small businesses has been immensely rewarding. @SBAgov @WhiteHouse— Linda McMahon (@SBALinda) March 29, 2019 Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Donald Trump Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipLinda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC FundraisingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:38 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Students! Name The Next Mars Rover! Linda Mcmahon Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Vince Mcmahon Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Report: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Plans To Resign Bullied Boy Gets His T-Shirt Design Turned Into Official Vols Merch WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte last_img read more

Five Decades of the Canadian Flag marked today
Five Decades of the Canadian Flag marked today

first_img Related Items:canada, canadian flag, maple leaf Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Feb 2015 – It is the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag… and while the design of the maple leaf is now a celebrated and iconic symbol for our friends north… today, those who were in Parliament when the vote was had for the final design reflected on the challenge to get that maple leaf, red and white design passed. Today, as Canada marked that 50th anniversary the 20th Prime Minister of Canada, John Chretien addressed an energetic, patriotic group of Canadians holding replicas of that flag… and he spoke: “You know, because it was very cold on parliament Hill, our hearts were very warm with pride as the new Canadian flag was raised for the first time. (CHEERING/APPLAUSE) I was there with my three colleagues; we were there for a very difficult debate that lasted for months. I was there when at the end of the vote, when those who had voted for the flag got up to sing Oh Canada, unfortunately they were booed… but politics creates changes, sometimes for the better, sometimes not for the better but that is democracy and democracy is there when we need it.” PanAm Junior Games countdown on Ex-Govt Consultant ordered to leave TCI Canada offers help in financial services sector to TCI Working Grouplast_img read more