Pastore denies Thiago Silva claims over PSG exit

first_imgTransfers Pastore denies Thiago Silva claims over desire to leave PSG Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 02:14 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) javier pastore - cropped AFP Transfers PSG Nantes v PSG Ligue 1 The Brazilian defender told reporters that Pastore wants to leave the Parc des Princes side in January but the midfielder insists that is not the case Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore says team-mate Thiago Silva was wrong to suggest he has asked to leave the club.Neither Pastore nor Edinson Cavani have played in PSG’s last two games after returning late to training from the mid-season break.Silva suggested following Wednesday’s 2-0 in the Coupe de la Ligue with Amiens that Pastore had pushed for a move this month, only for the club to fail to find a suitor. 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 However, the 28-year-old insists he wants to stay at Parc des Princes for the rest of his career.”I never spoke with [Thiago] Silva about my problem or my future,” he wrote on Instagram.”I never put pressure on anyone. It’s not my style.”He doesn’t know the problem I had that made me arrive late…”I’ve always been loyal. It’s not true that I want to leave I would like to stay here to finish my career.”Pastore has scored four goals in 13 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, having struggled with an injury in September. He is contracted to the club until June 2019.last_img read more

Mohammad Shami equals B Chandrasekhar’s unfortunate record after duck vs WI in 2nd Test

first_img 1 (54.4) 20 third Man e/r India Bowling IND Bowling 16 26 Square Leg Match Ended vs 1 58 c Rishabh Pant b Mohammed Shami 177/7 ( J. Hamilton 53.4 Overs) , Point Square Leg 117 12 Square Leg run out (Virat Kohli) 52.77 0 Mid Wicket 168/4 d Mid Wicket Mid on 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 5 2 Referee: David Boon (AUS) Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Rod Tucker (AUS) Mid off fine Leg Hanuma Vihari (IND) H. Vihari (IND) 111 (225) & 53 (76) Mid Wicket third Man 98/4 ( S. Hetmyer 28.4 Overs) , 0 0 r 65 0 Mid on 0 119 Mid on B b Ravindra Jadeja 0 West Indies batting WI batting Mid on fine Leg (140.1) 6s third Man John Campbell J. Campbell c Virat Kohli b Mohammed Shami graphs India in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Mid Wicket Mid Wicket Square Leg Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 97/3 ( R. Chase 27.5 Overs) , 61.53 Ishant Sharma I. Sharma Square Leg 3.08 41 31 4s (59.5) Point Mid on 50 covers fine Leg Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed 117 Point Series Status: India wins the 2 Test series 2-0 Player Of The Match: Hanuma Vihari Square Leg Rahkeem Cornwall R. Cornwall c Rishabh Pant b Mohammed Shami West Indies 210 c Virat Kohli b Mohammed Shami 0 42.01 (59.5) All batsmen are considered right handed c Rishabh Pant b Jasprit Bumrah 4 177/6 ( S. Brooks 53.2 Overs) , 6/27 (12.1) & 1/31 (11) fine Leg 416 0 covers 2 India IND 1st Inns fine Leg covers Mid off Shimron Hetmyer S. Hetmyer c Mayank Agarwal b Ishant Sharma Extras: 22 runs (B: 14, LB: 2, WD: 5, NB: 1, P: 0) 0 Jason Holder (c) J. Holder (c) b Ravindra Jadeja Top Bowlers Top Bowlers covers Mid on All batsmen are considered right handed Point 1 111.42 180/8 ( R. Cornwall 54.3 Overs) , Mid on India IND 2nd Inns (47.1) 23 33.33 416 2.81 w Point view full scorecard Square Leg Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed Mohammad Shami equals B Chandrasekhar’s unfortunate record after duck vs WI in 2nd TestMohammad Shami’s sixth scoreless innings in Test matches gave him an unwanted record – that of equalling former India spinner Bhagwat Chandrasekhar of going most innings without scoring a run for India in Tests All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off Mid off 4.06 All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg Point 0 S/R Mid Wicket c Mayank Agarwal b Ishant Sharma Ajinkya Rahane (IND) A. Rahane (IND) Jahmar Hamilton (wk) J. Hamilton (wk) c KL Rahul b Ravindra Jadeja 72 o 168/4 d c Rishabh Pant b Mohammed Shami 24 (55) & 64 (109) fine Legcenter_img Mid off 0 Super Over Kraigg Brathwaite K. Brathwaite c Rishabh Pant b Ishant Sharma Point c Rishabh Pant b Ishant Sharma fine Leg 4 0 14 Jason Holder (WI) J. Holder (WI) third Man 0 0 Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja Toss: WI elected to field Mid off 0 Point (54.4) 42.85 50 35 9 West Indies WI 1st Inns covers Shamarh Brooks S. Brooks run out (Virat Kohli) 16 (140.1) & 9 covers Mid on Mohammed Shami M. Shami Kemar Roach K. Roach c Rishabh Pant b Mohammed Shami Mid on 5 0 56.09 R 1 (47.1) & India 7 38 1 1 Point Shannon Gabriel S. Gabriel not out covers third Man All batsmen are considered right handed 37 West Indies WI 2nd Inns third Man 39 3 covers 11 advertisement – fine Leg 2.92 India IND 0 not out nb third Man fine Leg 1 Jermaine Blackwood J. Blackwood c Rishabh Pant b Jasprit Bumrah (59.5) third Man Roston Chase R. Chase lbw b Ravindra Jadeja 0 Point India in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2019, 2nd Test 0 1 0 0 view more view less 4 India beat West Indies by 257 runs 9/1 ( K. Brathwaite 2.3 Overs) , 210 0 37/2 ( J. Campbell 7.4 Overs) , 2 0 159/5 ( J. Blackwood 48.4 Overs) , 36 Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed 2 210/10 ( J. Holder 59.5 Overs) , West Indies WI 0 third Man 35.71 Jasprit Bumrah (IND) J. Bumrah (IND) India in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2019 wd Square Leg third Man 3 Mid off 1 2 0 3 Square Leg Fall of Wickets Mid off 206/9 ( K. Roach 58.5 Overs) , Mid off 3 Darren Bravo D. Bravo retired hurt 210 Mid on 4 retired hurt 2 Mid Wicket covers lbw b Ravindra Jadeja Mid off Mid Wicket 0 19.5 covers 12 0 5/77 (32.1) & 1/20 (11.4) Scorecard Match Ended Hanuma Vihari H. Vihari m commentary 0 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 0 c KL Rahul b Ravindra Jadeja 3 All batsmen are considered right handed No data available! 3 Saurabh Kumar JamaicaSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 02:23 IST Shami’s poor run start with the bat started during 2nd Test match of the Border Gavaskar series. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShami failed to score for sixth consecutive time for India in the ongoing 2nd Test at Sabina Park.Shami’s poor run with the bat started during 2nd Test match of the Border-Gavaskar series against AustraliShami’s sixth scoreless innings in Test matches gave him an unwanted recordIndia’s No.10 Mohammed Shami’s torrid time with the bat continued on Saturday when he failed to score for sixth consecutive time for India in the ongoing 2nd Test at Sabina Park.Shami’s sixth scoreless innings in Test matches gave him an unwanted record that of equalling former India spinner Bhagwat Chandrasekhar of going most innings without scoring a run for India in Tests. Chandrasekhar too went runless in six consecutive innings.Shami’s poor run with the bat started during 2nd Test match of the Border-Gavaskar series against Australia at Perth. Shami has failed to add any run to his tally in next five Test innings, remaining not out on two occasions.Shami surpassed former India pacer Ajit Agarkar, who is joint second in the most consecutive ducks list for India in Test cricket with 5 ducks (including 2 pairs) and all against Australia, adding with this he had two more consecutive ducks (or one pair) against Australia as he achieved seven consecutive ducks against Australia.For his consecutive seven ducks against Australia, the Bombay (currently known as Mumbai) inhabitant Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar was nicknamed Bombay Duck.India rode on Hanuma Vihari’s maiden century and Ishant Sharma’s first fifty to score 416 in the first innings on the second day of the second Test against the West Indies on Saturday.Vihari made a career-best 111 off 225 balls with the help of 16 boundaries to held India’s innings together. Together with Ishant (57 off 80 balls), Vihari shared 112 runs off 28.3 overs for the eighth wicket to take India to a commanding position.advertisementAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Jasprit Bumrah 3rd Indian to take hat-trick in Test cricketAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Ishant Sharma hits maiden fifty in 92nd TestAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Hanuma Vihari hits maiden Test century at Sabina ParkAlso See:For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Mohammad Shami Nextlast_img read more

The Manual Wind: Swatch Touch Zero One Activity Watch

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable The smart watch market has been around for some time now.  Whether it be Samsung, the Pebble, or the latest and most anticipated Apple watch, this market has nearly been saturated.  It is still up in the air if these are desired and can be a considered a success by their makers, but that is not stopping others from entering the arena.  One company that was bound to make an entry has done so at the right time; Swatch.  Known as the affordable yet fashionable timepiece, Swatch has brought their latest to the masses at a once again reasonable price point.  With the look of the Apple watch but far cheaper, Swatch might cause another frenzy like they did with the Sistem 51.The Swatch Touch Zero One is meant for the active lifestyle.  Its large digital display gives offers up a range of information that surpasses just date and time.  Debuted with beach volleyball in in mind, one of its sensors is capable of counting hits of the ball as well as intensity.  This same sensor is capable of counting your claps as a fan on the sideline as well.  The ever-popular step counter is also a function that can be programmed to indicate the status of your set step goals.  Although quite different from the highly functioning smart watch, there is one factor that sets this piece apart from the other; battery life.  Running on a regular swatch battery, there is no need for nightly charging.  Granted this is a stretch from the capabilities of other smart watches, The Touch Zero One still offers the look and feel.Although they have called this a smart watch, smart Swatch has it all wrong.  This is a smarter activity accessory.  The Touch Zero One is more of a Fit-Bit with function.  A downloadable application for both iphone and Android makes this piece far more desirable on the wrist than any other motion sensing band on the market.  Now all the fitness tracking people out there can tell the time in multiple time-zones, date, have alarm sets and keep track of their goals with a waterproof fun digital timepiece.  Look for this to be on sale soon at a price point under $200. Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men How to Buy a Suit: 6 Simple Tips to Keep in Mindlast_img read more

Ground Broken for Hummingbird Meadows Phase 2 Housing Development

first_img Infrastructure work has already been completed for phase one of Hummingbird Meadows, which will comprise 130 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom houses, and 10 serviced lots. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Friday (May 31), broke ground for the construction of 406 housing solutions in phase two of the National Housing Trust’s (NHT) Hummingbird Meadows development in Birds Hill, Clarendon. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Friday (May 31), broke ground for the construction of 406 housing solutions in phase two of the National Housing Trust’s (NHT) Hummingbird Meadows development in Birds Hill, Clarendon.The project will comprise of 100 one-bedroom and 236 two-bedroom houses, and 70 serviced lots.The solutions will be developed on 117 hectares (289 acres) of land at the Birds Hill Plantation, which is located approximately 10.43 km northwest of May Pen.Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Prime Minister Holness said the development forms part of NHT’s goal to provide 23,000 housing solutions by 2021, in a bid to reduce Jamaica’s housing deficit.He added that the development will assist in reducing squatting, and providing houses for new entrants in the housing market, particularly young professionals, and other persons seeking to own a home.Against this background, Mr. Holness said he is elated that 406 families will benefit from the latest development at Hummingbird Meadows.“There will be 406 new households that have prosperity within their grasps. I am elated that, once again, the NHT is delivering on our promise to build houses,” he said.Infrastructure work has already been completed for phase one of Hummingbird Meadows, which will comprise 130 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom houses, and 10 serviced lots.Both phases are being are being developed at a cost of approximately $1.66 billion. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Prime Minister Holness said the development forms part of NHT’s goal to provide 23,000 housing solutions by 2021, in a bid to reduce Jamaica’s housing deficit. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Maran Nakilat Grows Fleet with Three New LNG Vessels

first_imgzoom Nakilat, Qatar’s premier gas transporter, has added three new LNG vessels to its fleet through its joint venture Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd., which has closed $807.4 million of refinancing provided by Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) and Barwa Bank.The refinancing deal was signed during a ceremony held in Doha on Tuesday 22nd April and attended by senior representatives from Nakilat, QIB and Barwa Bank.The three new LNG carriers will be added to Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd., Nakilat’s joint venture with Greek shipping company Maran Ventures Inc. These new vessels increase the joint venture’s total fleet from eight vessels to 11 and will be used in international trade, growing Nakilat’s LNG fleet from 58 vessels to 61, and expanding Nakilat’s total fleet — including both LNG and LPG carriers — from 62 vessels to 65.Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd. has grown its fleet’s capacity over three different stages. The initial fleet of four vessels had a cargo capacity of 580 thousand cubic-meters. The expanded fleet of 11 vessels now has a cumulative capacity of 1.7 million cubic meters. In June 2013 Nakilat also increased its ownership of the joint venture from 30 per cent to 40 per cent.The contracts were signed by Eng. Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, Managing Director of Nakilat, on behalf Nakilat; Bassel Gamal, QIB Group CEO, on behalf of QIB; and Khalid Al Subeai, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Barwa Bank, on behalf of Barwa Bank. April 23, 2014last_img read more

CLP meeting on May 29 to take stock of political developments in

first_imgBengaluru: Amid coalition worries, the Congress, a partner in the ruling alliance in Karnataka, has convened a meeting of its legislature party on Wednesday to discuss the current political developments in the state.The meeting comes in the backdrop of the rout of the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the Lok Sabha polls and simmering discontent within the party. CLP leader Siddaramaiah,in a letter to party legislators, including members of the legislative council, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, said the meeting would be held at a hotel here on May 29 at 6 PM to Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCdiscuss the current political developments. “All MLAs should be present at the meeting without fail and give valuable suggestions,” it said, adding that Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, Pradesh Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao, among others, would be present. In its worst ever electoral performance in Karnataka, Congress won just one out of 21 seats it contested in the Lok Sabha polls, while JD(S) too won just one out of the seven seats it had fought. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsReflecting the coalition’s sorry state, several stalwarts including former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, veteran Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Veerappa Moily, K H Muniyappa among others were defeated. The alliance’s humiliating defeat in the LS polls, which saw BJP winning 25 of the 28 seats, is widely expected to have a bearing on the stability of the Kumaraswamy government. As voices emerged in the Congress to end the alliance, blaming the JDS partnership for their disastrous performance, Kumaraswamy had offered to resign, following which the cabinet met on Friday and reposed its “faith and confidence” in his leadership, asserting that the coalition would continue. The CLP meeting also comes in the wake of simmering discontent within the party, with party MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi, who has been hobnobbing with the BJP for some time, even threatening to resign along with a few MLAs after the LS polls.last_img read more

SAS pilots continue strike, hundreds more flights cancelled

HELSINKI — Nearly 600 flights have been cancelled and thousands of passengers stranded on the third day of a pilots strike at Scandinavian Airlines that the carrier estimates has affected some 170,000 passengers over the weekend.The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden announced Sunday further flight cancellations for the next week as the parties have failed to resume talks on a new collective bargaining agreement.It plans to cancel another 1,213 flights Monday and Tuesday, hitting some 110,000 passengers. The open-ended strike started Friday following the collapse of pay negotiations with the SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% of the company’s pilots in the three countries.SAS said it “deeply regrets” the distress to clients on its domestic, European and long-haul flights.The Associated Press read more

Canadian economy creating highpaying jobs CIBC

OTTAWA — A new look at Canada’s labour market reveals the first six months of 2012 has seen a big improvement in the quality of jobs that have been created — a surprise that was welcomed Thursday even though the trend likely won’t last.It is already known that Canada’s economy churned out 155,000 new jobs in the first half of this year, more than economists had expected, the CIBC says in its latest report on employment quality.But the bigger surprise is that most of those jobs have been of the full-time and high-paying variety.That is a break from past CIBC reports on job quality, which have tended to show that a higher proportion of employment created since the 2008-09 recession has tended to be in the lower-paying services sector, or has been part-time or self-employment.The report cautions job quality is expected to fall back in the second half of this year, but for the moment there is something to celebrate in an overall glum economic landscape, said Benjamin Tal, CIBC’s deputy chief economist.[np-related]“It was a pleasant surprise. We got 155,000 new jobs, but an even more pleasant surprise is the quality of employment, which we know has been trending downward,” said Tal, author of the paper.Full-time employment rose by 1.1% during the first half, 10 times faster than part-time work. And the number of employees rose by one per cent, as opposed to only a 0.1% increase in self-employment, which tends to generate less than 80% the income of paid employment.Perhaps most critical, the number of employees in high-paying sectors rose at an even faster pace, by 1.6%, more than double the growth in lower-paying sectors.The combination of the three pushed the CIBC job quality index up 1.2% to the highest level since the recession.Tal said a big reason for the improvement is that the manufacturing sector added about 88,000 workers during the period, or more than half of the total.“And it’s not just because they’re manufacturing. It’s because they’ve been in high-paying manufacturing sectors,” he added. “We’re not getting jobs in textiles. It’s really more in high-tech, heavy machinery, high-paying manufacturing.”Other sectors cited in the report were petroleum and coal manufacturing, oil and gas extraction, heavy and civil engineering construction and transportation equipment manufacturing.Tal is not optimistic the trend will continue, particularly given the slowdown in the real estate market, which generates construction work, and in exports, also a source of high-paying jobs. As well, governments are scaling back on hiring and cutting back in some cases, particularly at the federal government.Earlier this week, Statistics Canada reported that the country experienced a second consecutive monthly trade deficit in May, suggesting the global economic weakness was starting to impact Canada’s exporters.Regionally, the report shows British Columbia had the most marked improvement in the quality index. Close to 90% of the jobs created in the province were full-time and in high-paying industries, Ontario, while lagging in job creation, also had a strong advance in the quality index, driven by the four per cent increase in manufacturing employment.Meanwhile, Quebec outpaced other provinces in terms of overall job creation, but most were in the services sector and job quality slipped slightly, the report found.The Canadian Press read more

10 years after Rwanda genocide Annan unveils plan to stop future massacres

Video of the address [22mins]Photo Gallery: – Events at UN Headquarters on Reflection Day- Collection on peacekeeping in 1994- Exhibit at UN Headquarters Addressing the Geneva-based UN Commission on Human Rights, Mr. Annan voiced his “grave concern” over reported human rights abuses in Darfur, citing a recent warning by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator of “ethnic cleansing” in the area. “Such reports leave me with a deep sense of foreboding,” said the Secretary-General. “Whatever terms it uses to describe the situation, the international community cannot stand idle.” With the backing of the Sudanese Government, he proposed sending a high-level team to Darfur to examine the crisis, and to seek improved access to those in need of help and protection. “It is vital that international humanitarian workers and human rights experts be given full access to the region, and to the victims, without further delay,” he said. “If that is denied, the international community must be prepared to take swift and appropriate action,” he warned. The Secretary-General shared his personal reflections on the issue of genocide, and said decisive action in response would be “the only fitting memorial” the UN can offer to those who perished in the hundred-day frenzy of ethnic violence that overtook Rwanda in 1994. “If there is one legacy I would most wish to leave to my successors, it is an Organization both better equipped to prevent genocide, and able to act decisively to stop it when prevention fails,” said Mr. Annan, who headed the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in 1994 and said his thoughts since then had been “dominated” by questions about what more could have been done to stop the bloodshed. His speech was just one of many events planned by the UN around the globe to commemorate the mass killings, including the observance of a minute of silence at noon throughout the world’s time zones and a special meeting in New York of the UN General Assembly and Security Council. In outlining his Action Plan to Prevent Genocide, Mr. Annan said the first step must be to prevent armed conflict by addressing the issues that cause it. “We must attack the roots of violence and genocide: hatred, intolerance, racism, tyranny, and the dehumanizing public discourse that denies whole groups of people their dignity and their rights,” he said. Protecting civilians during war is a second step in thwarting potential genocides, the Secretary-General said. He noted that in more and more conflicts non-combatants, including women and children, are no longer just “caught in the crossfire” but have become the direct targets of violence and rape. “Wherever civilians are deliberately targeted because they belong to a particular community, we are in the presence of potential, if not actual, genocide,” he said, warning the international community that it could no longer afford to be blind to this grim dynamic. A third step, the Secretary-General said, is to end impunity for those who have committed such crimes. He recalled the work of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the landmark verdicts it has handed down – the first conviction for genocide of a former head of government, the first to determine that rape was used as an act of genocide, and the first to find that journalists who incite the population to genocide are themselves guilty of that crime. He said his plan calls for greater efforts to achieve wide ratification of the Rome Statute, so that the new International Criminal Court “can deal effectively with crimes against humanity, whenever national courts are unable or unwilling to do so.” In an attempt to establish a mechanism for an “early and clear warning” about potential genocides, the Secretary-General noted his decision to appoint a Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, who will report through him to the Security Council and the General Assembly, as well as the Commission. The adviser will work closely with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to collect information on potential or existing situations or threats of genocide, he said, serve as an early-warning mechanism to the Security Council and other parts of the UN system, and make recommendations to the Council on actions to be taken to prevent or halt genocide. As for the fifth pillar of his plan, the Secretary-General called for “swift and decisive action” in response to warnings of genocide. “Anyone who embarks on genocide commits a crime against humanity. Humanity must respond by taking action in its own defence. Humanity’s instrument for that purpose must be the United Nations, and specifically the Security Council,” he said, adding that military action should be used as an extreme measure. “Let us not wait until the worst has happened, or is already happening,” the Secretary-General concluded. “Let us not wait until the only alternatives to military action are futile hand-wringing or callous indifference. Let us be serious about preventing genocide. Only so can we honour the victims whom we remember today. Only so can we save those who might be victims tomorrow.” read more

Build up logistics cooperation with private sector before next tsunami strikes –

“Our efforts were stymied by infrastructure, logistical problems and multiplicities of various actors,” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said of what he lauded as a “timely and relevant and effective” international response to the disaster which killed more than 200,000 people in 12 countries, injured over half a million others and left up to 5 million more in need of basic services and at risk of deadly epidemics.”We now need to strengthen existing tools and explore additional mechanisms. It is critical to build up our logistical and communications capacity to be able to provide timely support to national governments dealing with large-scale disasters,” he added.Mr. Egeland was speaking on the same day that a two-day conference opened in Phuket, Thailand, to discuss setting up a tsunami early-warning system in the Indian Ocean, which experts said could have saved scores of thousands of lives had it existed before the tsunami struck on 26 December.In a message to the meeting, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said such a system should be under the coordination of the UN. “Our challenge now is to ensure that all the elements of an effective early warning system are integrated and cohesive, especially since so many different actors will be involved,” he added.At present only the Pacific Rim has such a mechanism, based on earthquake and tidal sensors, speedy communications, alarm networks and disaster preparedness training in vulnerable regions. In the current case, such a system could have allowed hundreds of thousands to flee to higher ground before the massive waves struck.Praising the unprecedented cooperation with the private sector, Mr. Egeland noted that in some countries private funding matched or exceeded official funding and came in immediately.”Many offers of technical assistance were also made during the crisis and this is now being carefully assessed to build relevant stand-by partnerships before the next disaster strikes,” he declared.He, too, underscored the need for an early warning system and noted the action plan on disaster reduction drawn up earlier this month at an international conference in Kobe, Japan.”Through a faithful implementation of this action plan, we can significantly reduce the number of deaths by natural disasters,” he said. “We can improve the world’s capacity to provide early warning. We can also apply what we know about risk reduction in the wake of the tsunami by rebuilding so as to reduce vulnerability.”Mark Malloch Brown, chairman of the UN Development Group, speaking from the same podium as Mr. Egeland, said that now that the relief effort had saved lives it was time to move on to the second phase of helping the survivors regain their livelihoods through rehabilitation and reconstruction and he appealed to donors to stand by their pledges once the media attention flagged.”Convert your pledges into contributions, your very generous pledges, please, as quickly as you can. Focus on not just further resources for the very successful first humanitarian phase but also now for the recovery activities, particularly in underfunded countries,” he told the Member States.”And please, please as the cameras start to go away, sustain your interest and commitment to rebuilding even as this terrible disaster leaves the headlines.”Aware of the many urgent humanitarian crises crying out for funding elsewhere in the world, Mr. Egeland, as he has done ever since 26 December, appealed to the global community “to please also make your pledges to the tsunami-affected communities additional to the support that you are planning to give generously to other equally affected communities elsewhere.”In the latest action on the ground, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is preparing to fly in 250 shelter boxes – each for 10 people and containing blankets, a torch, a shovel and water purifying tablets as well as cooking and drinking containers – for 8,000 displaced people in a remote area of Sumatra, Indonesia.In Sri Lanka, UNHCR has so far provided plastic sheeting, mats, mosquito nets, kitchen sets and clothing for more than 150,000 survivors. read more

Canadian economy creates over 34000 jobs in August

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 7, 2012 9:34 am MDT OTTAWA – The Canadian unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.3 per cent in August, as the economy created 34,300 net jobs in the month, Statistics Canada said Friday. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.3 per cent; however, as the labour force grew in step with the employment gains. Analysts had expected the economy to add only about 10,000 jobs in August, reflecting the slow pace of growth and the risk-filled nature of the global outlook. The August report was almost a direct mirror image of the July data, with almost all the job gains coming in Quebec. In July, most of the losses were in that province, which at the time was in the middle of an election campaign. The agency said employment also rose in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, while Ontario saw a decline of almost 25,000 jobs. Most of the August gains came in four sectors — transportation and warehousing; professional, scientific and technical services; building and other support services, and natural resources. Construction took a big hit, shedding 44,000 jobs during the month, while manufacturing was down slightly. Meanwhile, in the U.S., its economy added 96,000 jobs in August, but the jobless rate fell to 8.1 per cent as more people ended job searches. canada unemployment august|jobs Canadian economy creates over 34,000 jobs in August read more

Food for Thought Network celebrates IWD

first_imgOn Thursday 8 March, the women’s Food for Thought Network (FFTN) in conjunction with Manningham City Council hosted 170 people to a sit-down dinner, in honour of International Women’s Day. It was a wonderful evening which celebrated the goals and achievements of FFTN and women’s accomplishments both locally and nationwide.Varvara Ioannou, a Greek Australian academic and campaigner, founded the FFTN in 2001.Each year the network runs events which promote women’s wellbeing in the community, and offers sponsorship to a woman who conveys the ideals of the network. This year the network chose Christiana Aloneftis, a Greek Australian aspiring soprano.Fundraising from the dinner goes towards Christiana’s efforts to travel overseas to pursue her career.The special guest speaker for the IWD dinner was Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner and ex-senator Nova Peris.She was the first indigenous woman to achieve this in Australia. Nova spoke about the challenges she faced growing up and achieving her goals, including intergenerational trauma resulting from the impact of the Stolen Generations. She discussed the many challenges she faced during her career but managed to remain focused on her sporting career, which resulted in these wonderful achievements.The MC for the evening was well-respected journalist Jo Pearson.She introduced the speakers including FFTN’s treasurer, Amy Castos, who represented Ms Ioannaou who was unwell, and discussed the network and its activities.The network includes lawyers, directors, and psychologists who ensure areas of discussion are relevant and important.The mayor of the City of Manningham, Andrew Conlon – also spoke about the accomplishments of the council in terms of women’s representation on the council (five out of nine councillors) as well as many Greek Australians who have been elected to the council including Sophy Galbally and Mike Zafiropoulos. He also spoke of his amazing wife with whom he has eight children. As he finished his talk he said in Greek, “Zito oi gynakes!” (Long live women!).The Food for Thought Network raises awareness about the barriers and enablers to women’s development. It assists women to realise their full potential by providing development and networking opportunities.The next FFTN event is #metoo, an event inspired by the significant worldwide social movement which has become an important agent for change in the attitudes toward women in the workplace and beyond.#metoo will take place on Wednesday 2 May at 6.30 pm at the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC).Book at or Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

FC Tokyo confirm interest in Arjen Robben

first_imgThe future of Arjen Robben has been handed another twist with FC Tokyo being the latest club to announce their interest in the Dutch winger.Robben announced in December that he will be ending his decade-long stay at Bayern Munich come to the end of this season and is yet to announce his future plans.The 35-year-old has since been linked with a return to the Netherlands with old clubs PSV Eindhoven and Groningen in the Eredivisie along with many other sides.Now a surprise contender in Japanese club FC Tokyo have come forward in their interest in making Robben the J-League’s latest star recruit following the arrivals of Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres and David Villa at Vissel Kobe.“I can’t say that he’s on the table yet, but we’re gathering information,” An FC Tokyo executive told Japan Times.“There won’t be any clubs that aren’t interested.”FC Tokyo finished in sixth-place in the J-League and 19 points behind winners Kawasaki Frontale.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Since arriving in Germany in 2009, Robben has managed an impressive 143 goals and 101 assists in 305 appearances across all competitions for Bayern.The former Netherlands international has won seven Bundesliga titles, five DFL-Supercups, four DFB-Pokals, a Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup at Bayern.Robben spoke out on his future plans earlier this month and revealed his main focus is on returning to full fitness for Bayern after sustaining a thigh injury in November.“On the contrary, I want to wait and concentrate on getting back into shape with Bayern,” said Robben.“I do not know when but I have to make a decision. I will not wait until the end of the season,”“I have a family and I have to plan. I repeat. I am privileged and I thank the clubs that are following me.”Robben’s team-mate Sandro Wanger left the Bavarians today in favour of a switch to Chinese club Tianjin Teda.last_img read more

16yearold Miami Gardens student dead after being shot multiple times

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) – A 16-year-old Miami Gardens high school student has died after he was shot multiple times while visiting friends around 12 a.m., Friday.According to Miami Gardens Police, Miami Norland Senior High school student Joshua Cadet was in the front yard of a friend’s home located along the 18000 Block of Northwest Seventh Place, just after midnight. That is when several subjects approached him on foot and opened fire.Neighbors told 7News they heard a total of 10 gunshots. “I saw somebody lying on the ground,” said neighbor Joshua Zinnerman. “And I just saw police and paramedics and the paramedics just took him away.”Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and transported Cadet to Hollywood Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.He later succumbed to his wounds and passed away at Hollywood Memorial Hospital, Friday afternoon.Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said, “I am heartbroken. I am disappointed, I am angered by the fact that one more child has fallen prey to the carnage of gun violence in our community.”The sidewalk nearby the area where Cadet was shot had outlines of bodies drawn with chalk. Down the same sidewalk, a message, “Don’t touch or die,” was written next to a drawing of a gun. One student at Miami Norland Senior High said, “You shouldn’t be losing your life at this age. I mean, it’s very, very sad.”Friday evening, word spread among classmates and friends who were in shock to hear he was murdered.“He was a good person, he was cool,” said classmate Khamari Louissaint. “It hurts for him to be caught up in things like this.”Another classmate said, “He was funny. He was very cool to be around. If you wanted to laugh he was there, like he was just a very cool kid.”Police are still investigating this shooting.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Readers Digest Memo Actually Were Not Shifting in Conservative Direction

first_imgHere’s the memo, via ex-Portfolio writer Jeff Bercovici’s Daily Finance blog:June 19,2009TO: RDA EMPLOYEESFrom: Eva Dillon,President, Reader’s Digest CommunityIn today’s New York Times there is an article about Reader’s Digest. The article in part suggests that the brand has decided to shift direction editorially. I want to assure you that that is not what is or has been planned, and that the strategy to embrace our core values can be misinterpreted.To clarify, neither the magazine nor the company is going in any direction other than what we are doing now. Reader’s Digest has always been about the values of home, family, community, optimism and country, and certainly our values today are more than ever in step with America, especially during these recessionary times as people focus on the “back to basics” of family and home. What we did with the relaunch and redesign of the magazine and websites was to go back to the roots that made this company great by embracing and catering to our specific and unique audience — and do that very well, which resulted in an ASME Award for General Excellence, the first ASME in 20 years.In a challenging time for our industry, we are excited about the plan we’ve developed (outlined in my earlier memo yesterday afternoon) to take a leadership role and transform our business model to respond to changed consumer media habits by leveraging our unique global assets and addressing this new generation of media.Please let me, or any other Executive Committee member, know if you have any questions.Eva Dillon Earlier today, the New York Times published a story about the Reader’s Digest Association, suggesting the publishers of its flagship magazine were “pushing it in a decidedly conservative direction.” Our story, also posted today, focused on the business decision by RDA to slash its rate base by 2.5 million copies and reduce its monthly frequency by two issues. We spoke with RDA Community president Eva Dillon, who told us “there is no big shift that we’ve done or plan to do editorially.”Executives at RDA insist that the Times’ writer, Stephanie Clifford, got it wrong, so much so that Dillon sent an employee-wide e-mail today shooting down the Times’ assertions.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Selectwoman Encourages Board To Keep Current Town Counsel

first_imgDear Wilmington Residents,FACT: There are significant risks associated with Olin Superfund Site and the looming New England Transrail (NET) in south Wilmington.FACT: The Olin site is responsible for shutting down the Maple Meadow Brook Aquifer back in 2003.FACT: There are millions, millions, of gallons of contamination in the groundwater associated with the site and has over 100 chemicals of concern.FACT: It is one of the worst sites in the state!FACT: NET is a proposed transrail facility by Olin at the site that is poised to have NO (emphasis added) over sight from the town because they are exempt as a rail carrier.FACT: Olin is seeking an exemption from top level EPA staff to not have to clean up their mess, something that is called a technical waiver. This could soon happen, anytime.FACT: The town has one of the best environmental attorneys in the state that has represented the town well on these issues.FACT: The BOS knows all this.The Wilmington Environmental Restoration Committee (WERC), to which I am VP, is a non-profit set up to oversee the Olin site through a technical assistant grant from the EPA. We also received a grant to help in the review of the NET proposal. We recently went through a similar situation as the town’s current law firm did where our consultants’ company was bought out and split. We did everything in our power to keep the people we had working on the site because the prospects for getting someone up to speed on the complexities of the Olin site would clearly hurt our ability to properly review the site and pending comments on deliverables. It would take years like it took years for the EPA and our current consultants to get up to speed.I voiced these concerns to the BOS at the hearing for town counsel. I said for the past 20 years many citizens have worked 1000’s of hours behind the scenes. We don’t get pay nor recognition and want neither. What we do want is support. Don’t cut our legs from underneath us and leave us with counsel that is uninformed and not up to speed with the nuances of these issues. Unfortunately, once I left a selectman disputed me and said it would only take a few days for new counsel to get up to speed with Olin and NET. That comment just shows the lack of understanding and knowledge about these issues and the multiple layers of regulation and complexities. Makes me wonder what knowledge of the site he posses to say such a thing. I could see taking this risk of replacement if there were issues with the firm. But none have been presented. Otherwise, why then? Politics? This position has been the subject of political significance before and could be playing a role behind the scenes once again.Dan Duetch the environmental attorney for the current firm has done well for the town. Not one Selectman disputed this or the associated attorneys’ credentials. He was an important cog in the wheel to stop NET from putting in a trash transfer station and identifying that the town was at risk with out having a tolling agreement with Olin to protect our rights. Something overlooked by the prior counsel. Any issues brought up at the meeting with counsel ended being the town’s will, not counsel’s. If there are issues find ways to work them out, maybe a temporary agreement? But do not throw the baby out with the bath water or try to fix what is not broken. Too much is at stake and depends on having the best legal representation and that is what residents deserve. I hope the Selectman respect the work WERC is doing on behalf of the town and they do the right thing and not leave us in a more vulnerable position than we already are in regarding Olin and NET.Suzanne SullivanLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Selectwoman, Environmental Activist Slams Selectmen For Town Counsel VoteIn “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Judy O’Connell Discusses State Rep Pay, Environmental IssuesIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Decide This Fall Whether To Run Water Line To Residents With Contaminated WellsIn “Government”last_img read more

Ban antinational TikTok RSS affiliate

first_imgNew Delhi: A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh affiliate requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday to ban TikTok and Hello, claiming that these two Chinese social media applications had become a hub for “anti-national” content. In a letter written to Modi, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) co-convener Ashwani Mahajan highlighted the organisation’s concerns over the two platforms, which he alleged were exposing India’s youth to being influenced by “vested interests”. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “In recent weeks, TikTok has become a hub for anti-national content that is being shared extensively on the application and which can rupture the fabric of our society,” Mahajan said. Talking about Helo, the SJM leader alleged that the app was found paying Rs 7 crore for over 11,000 morphed political ads on other social media platforms. “Some of these ads were using morphed pictures of senior Indian political leaders. Functionaries of the BJP themselves wrote to the EC during the last general election raising these concerns,” he said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Mahajan demanded that the Ministry of Home Affairs ban all the Chinese apps, including TikTok and Helo, in the country. “As some segments of the Chinese establishment have negative intentions with regard to the sovereignty and integrity of India,” he said. The SJM co-convener claimed that the combination of apps like TikTok and interventions by the Chinese government can be used to gain access to the private lives of Indian citizens and “create social turmoil in our country”. Advertise With Us Mahajan expressed concern that India currently did not have any regulations to monitor the applications provided on Play Store in Android mobile phones and App Store in iPhones. He requested the government to bring a new law that requires testing and regulation of such apps to “protect our national security” as well as the privacy of citizens.last_img read more

ICICI Prudential Life shares hit new 52week high ICICI Bank gains 34

first_imgRelatedSensex, Nifty close sharply higher on FM Arun Jaitley’s ‘fiscally prudent’ BudgetUnion Budget 2017 Updates: Rs 15,500 crore tax relief bonanza by way of changes in personal income tax ratesSensex, Nifty end with losses as H-1B visa woes drag IT stocks downITC, 30 other stocks hit 52-week high on Friday; is it pre-budget rally?Indian IPO market gives blockbuster performance in 2016 [Representational Image]Reuters fileICICI Prudential Life Insurance, in which private sector lender ICICI Bank holds 54.89 per cent stake, gained handsomely on the BSE on Monday (February 6) with the stock hitting a new 52-week high of Rs 368 but gave up the gains later to close at Rs 364. ICICI Bank shares closed 3.4 per cent higher at Rs 291. It may be recalled that ICICI Prudential Life had a tepid listing last September.Read: ICICI Prudential Life shares spurt on Modi Govt approving listing of PSU insurance firmsPrudential Corporation Holdings has about 26 per cent stake in the private life insurance company.The BSE Sensex closed 199 points higher at 28,439 while the NSE Nifty was up 60 points at 8,801. Top Sensex gainers were Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank and Adani Ports.Last month, the Union Cabinet had approved 25 per cent stake sale in five public sector insurance firms — New India Assurance Company, United India Insurance Company, Oriental Insurance Company, National Insurance Company and General Insurance Corporation of India.”The shareholding of these Public Sector General Insurance Companies (PSGICs) will be divested from 100 per cent to 75 per cent in one or more tranches over a period of time,” the government had said in an official statement on January 18, 2017.The disinvestment target for FY2018 is Rs 72,500 crore, as mentioned in the Union Budget 2017.How BRICS stock markets indices performedIn January 2017, the BSE Sensex was the second-best performer among the BRICS countries with a return of four per cent, with Brazil’s Bovespa delivering a return of seven per cent and China’s HSCEI coming third with a gain of three per cent, according to an update by IDBI Capital Markets & Securities. In India, the metal Index was the outperformer with a gain of 15.4 per cent driven by uptick in global metal prices, the brokerage added. The next big trigger for stock markets would be the stance of the RBI’s MPC when its meets for its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy meeting on Tuesday-Wednesday, the last for this fiscal. Investors and analysts would also be keen to know the RBI’s comment on demonetisation to ascertain the windfall or “fiscal dividend” to the Modi government.The demonetised notes (Rs 500 and Rs 1,000) not returned to the banking system would constitute the windfall.last_img read more

400 Hindus flee Myanmar

first_imgThey will be provided safety and security as residents along with some other facilities, the UNO added. The victims said the armed forces entered the Hindu communities and torched their houses – a claim corroborated by some sections of the Myanmar press and contradicted in others. Ukhia upazila nirbahi officer M Mainuddin said some 412 residents of Hindu community in Rakhine state reached Kutupalong Rohingya camp on Wednesday night crossing the border illegally. Dijendra, also a resident of Mongdu area, said the armed forces killed all 86 people of the Hindu community at Koachhang Hindu Para. Amid growing concern over the Rohingya influx into Bangladesh following a fresh spell of persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar, it’s been found that Hindu residents of the area have also been fleeing to Bangladesh in search of security.center_img They also picked up four family members of Bakul Bala and later killed them, she added. Bakul Bala, a resident of Mongdu area in Rakhine state, said a group of armed people wearing masks entered their area and tortured the villagers. Meanwhile, leaders of Cox’s Bazar unit of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad visited the Hindu community people and urged the local administration and others to provide assistance to Hindu citizens of Myanmar.last_img read more

Mayor Annisul stable

first_imgAnnisul HuqThe condition of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Annisul Huq, who is now in a London hospital ICU, is stable.”With medically-forced sedation, all organs of the DNCC mayor have been functioning normally,” said his personal secretary Mizanur Rahman.”Physicians have been working cautiously as he has been suffering from a very rare kind of disease,” said Mizan after receiving the latest information about his health condition from London on Saturday afternoon.When his attention was drawn to bad news spread on social media, he said it is baseless.Annisul, suffering from neurological problem (dizziness and lack of balance) for the last several months, was admitted to the neurology hospital in London on 13 August. He was then diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis at the hospital.Annisul flew to London in the last week of July on a personal tour.last_img read more