Rahul, Yechury demand action on Chandigarh stalking case

first_imgLeader of various parties have condemned the stalking of a woman in Chandigarh by the son of the president of the BJP State unit.Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “Condemn attempt to kidnap & outrage modesty of young lady in Chdgrh [Chandigarh]. BJP Govt mst [must] punish the guilty; not collude W/ [with] culprits & mindset they represent.”Congress leader Manish Tewari said that under political pressure, steps were being taken to safeguard the accused, while adding that irrespective of the fact that the legal process in the case was being stymied, strict action should be taken and an example needs to be set by bringing the guilty to justice. “The law was tightened in wake of the Nirbhaya incident. There is a need to apply it without fear or favour,” he said.CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah were “silent” over the incident. He tweeted that “someone” was helping the accused.last_img read more

The Big No: Republicans on Science Panel Reject Budget Deal

first_imgThe science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has a long history of expressing bipartisan support for research. But science lobbyists have grumbled that the panel has become highly partisan in recent years, stacked with conservative Republicans who don’t necessarily believe that research spending is a high priority.Yesterday’s vote to end the 16-day government shutdown may feed such perceptions. The bipartisan deal offered by the Democratic-controlled Senate was not popular in the Republican-controlled House. It won the support of only 38% of 232 Republicans while attracting unanimous support among Democrats. But the measure fared much worse within the 22-member Republican delegation on the science committee.In fact, only one Republican on the panel—freshman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota—voted yea. Every other member, from Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) on down, nixed the agreement to fund the government for another 3 months and extend the nation’s ability to borrow money while both sides try to negotiate a long-term solution to the financial crisis.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Even Cramer’s support was half-hearted, however. In a short press release that doesn’t actually mention how he voted, the legislator describes the measure as “a short-term solution which will finally bring both sides to the table to further correct our federal deficit. It is far from ideal; however, we cannot let the pursuit of perfection be the enemy of improvement.”That argument didn’t cut any ice with one Republican who has been a staunch supporter of basic research. Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL), whose district borders the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, has been outspoken about the need for the federal government to invest in fundamental research that the private sector will not support. But he voted against the 3-month extension of funding every federal agency, with his fear of a growing national debt apparently trumping his passion for science.“The Senate and President have chosen to add $1 trillion to our debt for an agreement with no teeth, all the while ignoring our massive debt that threatens our economy and our future,” he said in a statement explaining his nay vote. “The debt crisis is not make-believe, and I was not elected to stand by while we sacrifice our children’s future for short-term political gain. … It’s ridiculous to pay lip service to addressing our debt every few months and then do nothing.”Panel chair Smith echoed such concerns in a statement explaining his vote against the deal: “I did not support the legislation because it failed to address our growing national debt and the need to get our economic house in order.”last_img read more

London Olympics: Unsung heroes of the Indian contingent

first_imgQuite often at the Olympics, there are some events which do not get elaborate coverage.If you take the case of Indian rowing, nobody has been able to go to distant venue Eton Dorney, where the rowing competition is taking place.Even though there is short news of rower Swaran Singh having failed to make it to the semi-finals in mens singles sculls on Tuesday, not many will understand its significance.At 22 years of age, Swaran Singh started rowing only three years ago and has made Hyderabad his home. Its at the Hussain Sagar lake all the rowers put in hours as they slog it out for attaining speed and working on improving their timings.Under coach Ismail Baig, Swaran has been training hard and it went virtually unnoticed in Eton Dorley the other day that he set a national record of 6: 54.04 in the heat. He then slowed down to 7:00.49 in the repechage and could manage only 7:11.59 in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.Even as media reports said Swaran was “disappointed” the lanky sardar laughed it off. “I am not very disappointed because I have improved on my time and I hope to improve on my performance in the future.I have been only rowing for three years, so I am proud to be India’s top rower at the Olympics,” Swarn said after the race.In a sport where the demand on the body is intense, Swaran Singh’s timings have come down if you see his three races. But on Tuesday, the bigger story was how he was lying second after the first 500 metres in the 2,000 metre race.advertisementWhen he eventually finished fourth in his quarterfinal, it meant he had come close to the medal bracket.In any other sport, one would expect that the timings get better and better. But for that your body needs to have proper recovery and a support group which takes take care of the fatigue.In India, there is a clear divide between those in elite sport and those in events like rowing which comes into focus only once every four years at an Asian Games or the Olympics.Missing out on a semi-final slot would come into focus in any other sport, but not rowing. But thats something these athletes will have to live with.At the Guangzhou Asian Games, had it not been for the golden effort of Bajrang Lal Thakar, nobody would have known this sport again.Few would be aware that this year, Swaran defeated Bajrang at home and then went to the Asian championship and secured the qualification grade for the London Olympics.The sad part is when star Indian athletes get their personal coach, physio and masseur, rowers can’t even complain. They are away from the main action and are a neglected lot.The Indian sports ministry spends a lot of money these days on athletes and coaches. Maybe, someone needs to tell the babus in the ministry that they also make a proper plan to send masseurs etc as they count a lot in recovery.Just imagine, if Swaran had someone to work on his fatigue, he would have been much fresher and could have sustained the same pace he had in the first part of the race at Eton Dorney.Yet, the man remained modest. “I did very well in the first 1000 metres and now I must concentrate on improving my performance in the second 1000 metres of a race,” said Swaran.In London, if you take teams like shooting and boxing, the star athletes have their way. There is also a huge concern over wrestling as this is also a sport where recovery is so important.If a sport like hockey can today arrange for the support staff despite so many hassles, corporate India needs to look at sport like rowing as well. This is not a sport where you have to support too many athletes. One can well focus on a select group.Maybe for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea?last_img read more

Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel agrees to join Borussia Dortmund

first_imgBelgium midfielder Axel Witsel has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian, the German club announced on Monday.The former Benfica midfielder, who impressed at 2018 World Cup as Belgium finished third, will sign a four-year contract with Dortmund.”We’re very happy that he has chosen Borussia Dortmund,” the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc said in a statement, adding that Dortmund would pay the release clause in Witsel’s Tianjin contract without revealing any financial details.”Axel is a player with a great deal of international experience who has all the skills to shape BVB’s central midfield: tactical understanding, tackling power, speed, and creativity,” Zorc added.After 18 months in China, I would like to thank everyone at Tianjin Quanjian for an amazing experience. We have created great memories together. Thank you to all the fans, staff and team for making the time we had together unforgettable.Much love and gratitude #AW28 pic.twitter.com/KOQVOo9vQHAxel Witsel (@axelwitsel28) August 6, 2018Witsel began his career at Standard Liege and played for Portuguese side Benfica and Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg before joining Tianjin in January last year.@axelwitsel28 pic.twitter.com/KVbEGFRfFxBorussia Dortmund (@BVB) August 6, 2018″I’m totally happy and also proud to be allowed to play for BVB soon. After our first conversation, I did not have to think twice, because for me Borussia Dortmund is one of the best clubs on the continent,” Witsel said.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Online cheating racket busted 11 held in net

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Cyber Crime police station busted an online cheating racket that duped the customers of online shopping portal Flipkart. On Friday evening, cops raided an office near Akanksha crossing in New Town and arrested 11 persons. According to sources, cops got a tip off about some persons, who called up the customers of Flipkart and said they won I-phone and LED televisions against their purchases. The accused persons also used to tell the customers to purchase more items in order to get the prize. To make the payment, the racketeers provided an e-wallet number. But, after paying the amount the customers did not get anything. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaOn Friday evening, cops raided an office building at the Akanksha crossing where the accused persons had hired an office to run their racket. They used to call up the customers using pre-activated SIM cards. They also had the customer database of Flipkart. During the raid, cops found several laptops, hard disk of computers, a good number pre-activated SIM cards, cash worth Rs 93,690, database documents of Flipkart customers and ATM cards of different banks. Cops came to know that it was an interstate racket. It is suspected that some employees of Flipkart had connection with the racketeers. Police are contacting the Flipkart authorities to find out how they got the database of the customers. The arrested persons have been booked under sections 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC and 21 (Using unauthorised telegraphs) of the Indian Telegraph Act.last_img read more

TuneCore Launches New Social Media Management Tools For Musicians With Acquisition Of

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, today announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets. As part of the acquisition, JustGo’s Founder and CEO, Justin Golshir joined the company to lead the integration and help expand TuneCore’s artist services product offering. The addition of this product furthers TuneCore’s commitment to provide artists with the resources needed to grow their careers and get their music heard by more people around the world.In a recent survey of TuneCore distribution customers, the company found that a majority of its artists were less than satisfied with their own current social media capabilities. TuneCore Social addresses the high use and importance of social media for artists by helping streamline their digital presence into one easy-to-use hub, allowing them to better connect with their current fans, as well as gain new ones.“We talk to our customers every day so we can learn exactly what they want and need to be successful as independent artists,” says Scott Ackerman, CEO of TuneCore. “We know that social media is integral in helping our artists reach a wider audience, so acquiring JustGo was a natural fit. Offering this all-in-one management platform is a testament to our commitment to supporting our artists and helping them thrive in this ever-changing industry.” TuneCore is the first and only digital music distribution provider to offer such a comprehensive suite of social media management tools for artists. With TuneCore Social, artists will now have the ability to manage their entire social media presence within the TuneCore platform. TuneCore Social is integrated with major social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, YouTube and Mixcloud. TuneCore distribution customers will be able to post to their audiences across multiple networks simultaneously, as well as schedule posts in advance, which is extremely important for artists who are busy touring or recording. TuneCore Social also aggregates valuable analytics across the various social networks providing artists with unique insight about their content and digital audiences. TuneCore will continue to grow and develop the service, with plans to roll out additional features in the near future.“With JustGo our mission has always been to help emerging musicians grow their fan base and get their music heard around the world,” says Justin Golshir. “TuneCore strives to do exactly that through its vast portfolio of artist services and together we can achieve that shared mission on a much larger scale now with TuneCore Social.”About TuneCore:TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $733 million from over 36.5 billion downloads and streams since inception. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and other major download and streaming sites while retaining 100 percent of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual flat fee. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing, registration, world-wide royalty collections, and placement opportunities in film, TV, commercials, video games and more. The TuneCore Artist Services portal offers a suite of tools and services that enable artists to promote their craft, connect with fans, and get their music heard. TuneCore, part of Believe Digital Services, operates as an independent company and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY with offices in Burbank, CA, Nashville, TN and Austin, TX, and global expansions in the UK, Australia, Japan, Canada and Germany. For additional information about TuneCore, please visit www.tunecore.com or https://youtu.be/1Kuu_tZ1In0. Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgMandatory Credit: Photo by Brent N Clarke/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9671400an)Actor Ryan Reynolds attends a special screening of “Deadpool 2” at AMC Loews Lincoln Square, in New YorkNY Special Screening of “Deadpool 2”, New York, USA – 14 May 2018 Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twittercenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: The Deadpool star has signed on to develop an original series called Don’t, described as a “comedic physical game show” featuring families of four as they tackle a variety of mental and physical tasks for cash prizes.The only rule of the game is having to abide by the one thing they are told not to do, such as “don’t slip,” “don’t scream,” or “don’t laugh”. One member of the family will be eliminated from the team each time they fail to complete a challenge, until they are all wiped out.Reynolds will work on the show for U.S. executives at ABC, reports Variety. The new gig marks his return to the TV network after previously rising to fame as one of the stars of their hit sitcom Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, which aired from 1998 to 2001.last_img read more

Lack of funds threatens UN food aid to millions of vulnerable Afghans

“We are making this appeal to give us the best possible chance of plugging the looming gaps in supply,” said Louis Imbleau, WFP’s Country Director for Afghanistan. “Food security is the bedrock of development in this country – especially for the youngest and most vulnerable.”WFP’s operation in Afghanistan has a twin focus, providing lifesaving relief and emergency aid for immediate needs, including those stemming from conflict and natural disaster, and improving overall food security, in partnership with the Government.The agency lacks half of the funding it needs to assist 7.3 million Afghans across all 34 provinces this year, and if money does not come in soon a “critical pipeline break” in wheat is expected to occur in June, it stated in a news release. This will affect millions of people in Afghanistan, where wheat is the primary food staple and is used in rations for nearly all WFP operations, including food-for-work activities, vocational training and literacy programmes for women and other marginalized groups, and emergency food distributions. Supplies of vegetable oil and pulses will run short in July and August, the agency added.The funding shortfall will also mean that WFP will have to scale back school-feeding activities by half in June, affecting more than a million schoolchildren.“By August, without swift and robust support from the international community, WFP will have exhausted all remaining commodities and be forced to reduce or suspend some parts of the operation,” it stated.The agency is calling on donors to provide a rapid injection of funds so that it can begin procuring food locally and regionally to avoid a potentially devastating break in food supplies. 15 April 2011The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it urgently needs $257 million to continue providing food and assistance to over 7 million vulnerable Afghans, most of whom are women and children. read more

Acute funding shortages may hamper key operations UN food agency warns

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is facing severe funding shortages that could hamper two of its largest operations – in Afghanistan and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the agency’s Executive Director warned today.Addressing WFP’s Executive Board in Rome for the first time since his appointment, James T. Morris said the Agency’s Afghan reconstruction programme has a 46 per cent budget shortfall. At the same time, a lack of donations for the operation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea had stopped WFP from feeding 1 million people there this month.“We are extremely concerned that such high priority emergencies have fallen this far short on funding,” Mr. Morris said.WFP’s Afghanistan operation was launched last month to help some 9million people in the country rebuild their lives after three years of drought and war, but low donor response forced the agency to rely on pre-existing food stocks in April, while breaks in the food pipeline are now considered imminent.In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, funding shortages, coupled with operational impediments, are also undermining WFP’s ability to cope with another major food emergency. In May, the agency will not be able to distribute food to over 350,000 elderly people and 675,000 school children.“We have already had to make some tough decisions,” said Mr. Morris, emphasizing the need for immediate pledges “because once a contribution is made it takes two to four months to get that food into the stomach of a hungry North Korean.”In this climate of funding shortages, Mr. Morris told WFP’s Executive Board that he would use his five-year tenure at the agency’s helm to expand fund-raising efforts, tapping corporations, foundations and individuals for contributions.He also appealed to the assembled representatives to support WFP. “As you have seen with Afghanistan and North Korea, we are falling short,” he said. “Poor and hungry people need your help.” read more

Structure of United Nations needs adjustment Bruneis Crown Prince tells General Debate

“In terms of the fundamental work of the United Nations, we see no need to undertake what our theme here describes as ‘adjustment,’ the Crown Prince and senior minister in his country’s prime minister’s office said in his remarks to the third day the 67th Assembly’s General Debate, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York, and referring to the Assembly’s theme ‘Bringing about adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means.’“It is in the structure of the organisation that we see a need for some things to be ‘adjusted.’ The reason appears clear to many of those of us who are small both physically and politically,” he added. “We see it as a twentieth century structure designed to meet twentieth century realities.”Noting that media reports headline the “supposed defects, failures and setbacks” of the United Nations, the Crown Prince stated that the world body’s current structure appears “far too often to be the deep-seated cause of the headline news I referred to.”“We see it as a twentieth century structure designed to meet twentieth century realities,” he said. “It is personified in the sixty-four years of suffering by the ordinary people of Palestine and in all other desperate situations in which the root causes of conflict and confrontation are still buried in the last century.”He added, “Simply put…this must change. In our globalized world, we are all equally inter-dependent and equally responsible. But, like many other members of this Assembly, we believe that the current structure does not truly reflect this. As such, it needs adjusting so that ancient political fault lines are repaired.”The Crown Prince pointed to the approach of regional bodies, which operate from a basis of consensus, rather than compromise and confrontation, citing the example of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. “That is what we have accepted in our own region of Southeast Asia,” he said.In terms of the work of the United Nations, the Crown Prince flagged three areas which his country finds important, and in which the world body is helping create a “world in which the people it represents can look to a better future. One of hope rather than anguish, confidence instead of fear, and trust in the place of despair.” The three are: sustainable development, the ongoing efforts to achieve the anti-poverty goals known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the continued wide-ranging efforts of UN agencies and programmes, such as the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).“We observe an enormous contribution by the United Nations to the welfare of future generations,” he noted. “I would therefore like to express our deep satisfaction with the work of our United Nations agencies and international bodies.”Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah is one of scores of world leaders and other high-level officials presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

Shoot for the Cure game hits close to home for Brock player

Courtney McPherson can’t help but think of her mother when she sees one of the trademark pink ribbons.Now the starting centre for the Brock Badgers women’s basketball team, it was during McPherson’s high school years when her mother Kathy started treatment for breast cancer.“She found a lump,” McPherson, a Brock Recreation and Leisure Studies student, recalled. “Luckily, she reacted quickly and got a mammogram, followed by a biopsy.”Brock University will host its Shoot for the Cure game on Friday, Jan. 25 in the Bob Davis Gymnasium.Kathy’s first chemotherapy treatment came when McPherson’s high school girls basketball team, the Confederation Jaguars, were making their first run to the provincial championships in Cornwall.It was followed by many more hours of driving from the family home in Welland to Hamilton’s Juravinski Cancer Centre.With that experience in her memory, McPherson says she’s proud to be part of Brock University’s Shoot for the Cure fundraiser game the women’s basketball team is hosting Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in Brock’s Bob Davis Gymnasium.The national Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven to be an overwhelming success since it was launched in 2007 with more than $1.25 million in donations to the Canadian Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives. The campaign includes all 47 U SPORTS women’s basketball teams.Successfully fighting cancer wasn’t easy for McPherson’s mother or anyone in the family, but they got through it together. As usual, Kathy will be in the stands cheering for her daughter Friday night.“My mom loves basketball. I remember seeing her in the stands every single game even though she just started chemo. We won the championship, and I believe it was because we had her cheering us on for every game,” said McPherson, who played for the University of Ottawa and Niagara College before coming to Brock.An estimated 26,300 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.“Cancer awareness is important to all members of society. It’s one of the worst diseases afflicting our country,” said Brock women’s head coach Mike Rao. “Anything we could do to stop the spread of cancer, we should do. It is our duty as students, athletes and coaches to contribute in these fundraising efforts.”Pink Badger T-shirts will be for sale to help raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society at Friday’s game and pink ribbons will be available for a small donation.Across the country, all U SPORTS schools will raise money throughout regular season games and other special events, with the funds being donated during a presentation at the 2019 U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Final 8 tournament at Ryerson in March.To those families dealing with a cancer fight, Kathy offered some pertinent advice:“Work together,” she said. “Maintain hope and continue to live.” read more

BORING SUNDAY Easy home task complete by Veszprem and Flensburg

3. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…4301135:116(19)6 4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt4202116:107(9)4 Hungarian MVM Veszprem and German SG Flensburg didn’t give special excitement to their fans in home matches at VELUX EHF Champions League Round 4. “Boring Sunday” is the title for today’s matches in Veszprem and FLENS Arena where home teams won new two points in their aims to fight for the TOP of Group A.Veszprem easily beat Turkish champions Besiktas MOGAZ 33:25 with their best shooter Momir Ilić in the main role with nine goals. The Serbian left back is back to the game after he was sent off in the last match in Zagreb. His compatriot from Turkish team, DARKO Djukic netted six goals.SG Flensburg beat RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 30:20 (13:10) to come to the position 4 after four matches. Anders Eggert scored eight goals for the winners, while Croatian right back Šime Ivić was the most efficient among Slovenians with four.PSG Handball smashed PPD ZAGREB 34:23 (18:8) earlier today.STANDINGS: 7. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko410395:103(-8)2 1. MVM Veszprém4310109:96(13)7 5. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …420293:97(-4)4 2. THW Kiel4301118:96(22)6 8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu4004100:135(-35)0 MVM VeszpremSG Flensburg 6. Orlen Wisla Plock4112102:118(-16)3 ← Previous Story SUPER PSG Handball smash Zagreb in 10 minutes Next Story → EHF CL: PICK Szeged win in Kolding – No winner in Elverum read more

Casper Mortensen to FC Barcelona Lassa – Valero Rivera goes back to

casper mortensenFC Barcelona handballValero Rivera ← Previous Story Kazan “Beach Handball” draw – how to become World Champions? Next Story → Egypt appoint David Davis FC Barcelona Lassa has reached an agreement with German Bundesliga club TSV Hannover-Burgdorf for the transfer of 28-year-old left-winger Casper Ulrich Bjerre Mortensen to the Catalan club. The 1.90 m tall Danish international will be signing for three seasons, through to 2020/21.Casper Mortensen, who had fantastic years behind with high point in 2016 when Denmark won Olympic gold in Rio, is TOP scorer of the DKB Bundesliga 2017/2018 season with 198 goals in jersey of TSV Hannover Burgdorf. He came to DKB Bundesliga in 2015 (Hamburg), while in Hannover is since February 2016.He began career at FIF Copenhagen (2000-2006) and FCK Handbold (2006) before turning pro for Ajax Heroes (2007-2009), FHK Elite (2009-2011); Viborg HK (2011/12); BSV Silkeborg (2012-2014), where he gained his first Champions League experience with 61 goals in 12 games and then SonderjyskE (2014/15).Rivera back in FranceMortensen joins Barça in the same week that it was announced that Valero Riverawill be returning to HBC Nantes after two seasons wearing the blaugrana shirt. When Barça play Teucro on Saturday 19, he will get the chance to bid farewell to the Palau Blaugrana.Source: FC Barcelona Lassa website read more

WikiLeaks Assange Offered Ecuador Residency Consideration

first_imgJulian Assange is a man without a home. The Australian-born hacker was rejected by Sweden after applying for permanent residency last month. He’s got a few things working against him, after all. First there’s the fact that governments all over the world hate him for his hand in creating Wikileaks, a site devoted to the release of classified information.And then there are those molestation and rape charges he was hit with in Sweden, back in August, after appearing at a seminar in Stockholm.AdChoices广告While plenty of countries wouldn’t touch Assange with a ten foot pole (except, perhaps, for the opportunity to prosecute him), Ecuador is ready to welcome him with open arms. The country has invited Assange to discuss documents. Its foreign ministry has also offered to reviewed a residency request “in accordance with the country’s current laws,” according to CNN.Ecuador is apparently looking to Assange to help shed some light on the country’s troubled relationship with the United States.last_img read more

Gladbachs vicepresidents ask for tranquility

first_imgBorussia Monchengladbach beat Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Allianz Arena just last weekend in the German BundesligaAfter Borussia Monchengladbach was able to beat Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Allianz Arena, Gladbach’s vice president Rainer Bonhof asks for tranquility.“For me, it’s a little too early to look too much into things. We’ve got off to a good start, but I’ve always said that it takes ten games to get a sense of how you’ll do that season,” he told the club’s official website.“We’re happy with where we are at the moment, but nothing more. I don’t want to downplay things, but the games in Berlin and Wolfsburg have shown that there’s still room for improvement. Those that think we’ll easily beat other teams just because we beat Bayern 3-0 have been warned.”“You have to give 100% every week in the Bundesliga, or you’ll find it hard against any side. Therefore, we need to take it one game at a time,” he added.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We can enjoy the victory at Bayern for a few days, but we shouldn’t get carried away”“The team seems more stable compared to last season. For me, an important factor is that we have a squad with two players for almost every position,” he continued.“We’ve got competition for all the positions, which has a positive effect on how the team performed overall. Our new system has also been hugely successful for the team so far.”“No matter who’s in the starting line up or who comes on during the game, each player fits into the system well. We want it to carry on like this,” he concluded.last_img read more

Fabian Ruiz discusses all things Napoli

first_imgAccording to the Spaniard, he joined the Partenopei because he was advised by the legendary Italian manager’s son Davide AncelottiNapoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz has revealed how the son of Carlo Ancelotti, Davide Ancelotti, helped him get to the Italian Lega Serie A as part of the Partenopei.“At the start, I suffered an injury which held me back for three weeks and then it wasn’t easy to break into the team, my teammates were doing very well. I’m better now and I’m happy,” he was quoted by Football Italia.“It’s going really well with Carlo Ancelotti, he’s a great Coach. He’s calm and close to the players.”“He rarely gets angry, but on the pitch, I’m often close to his technical area and when he does… it’s dangerous!”Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“Did his son recommend me? It’s true, Davide was engaged to a girl from Seville who he met in Madrid, and when he visited her he’d go to watch Betis and Sevilla matches,” he explained.“He saw me play on those occasions. When I met his fiancée, I thanked her.”“It’s a more direct and quicker style of football here, but now that I’m playing regularly I feel good. The players are strong, the quality is very similar and in the end, there is not a huge difference,” he added.“I’m learning the language little-by-little, it’s not as hard as it seems at the start.”last_img read more

Fire forces evacuations of climbers on Mount Adams

first_imgSix wildfires, including ones on Mount Adams and near White Salmon, are plaguing Washington.Mount AdamsFire Sunday night had reached more than 1,000 acres on the western flank of the mountain. It was moving toward the southern flank, said Ken Sandusky, public information officer for the fire.It is called the Cascade Creek fire.The fire was caused Saturday night by a lighting strike, Sandusky said. He works for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.Efforts Sunday focused on getting climbers and hikers off the mountain. Officials used cellphones to tell them to get to the Williams Mine Trailhead Road or to the south end of Bird Lake.An estimated 50 hikers and climbers came off the mountain on Sunday. Sandusky said three or four “dedicated, passionate forest service employees are on the mountain (Sunday night) to make sure we get everybody out of there.”He added, “This is real rough and rugged country,” noting it was too windy to get smoke-jumpers into the area Sunday.The fire will be reassessed this morning. Roads closed Sunday were the 8031, 8040 and 020 between 80 and 8040 in the Cherry Flats.These trails were closed: South Climb Cold Springs 72 and 183; Morrison Shorthorn 16; Gotchen 40; Snipes 11; Crofton 73; Salt Creek 75; Stagman 12; Pineway 71; Cold Springs 72; and Lower Buck 38.No injuries were reported.White SalmonThe fire between White Salmon and Husum has burned 1,644 acres and is 60 percent contained, spokeswoman Mary Bean said Monday morning. Total containment is expected Thursday, she said.It is called the Highway 141 fire.Homeowners who were evacuated returned to their houses Friday.Rain on Saturday helped in the effort to quell the blaze but lightning strikes Saturday were worrisome, Bean said.Firefighters were doing controlled burns called “burnouts.” Bean said that was happening “so there’s no place for the fire to go.” “All we had (Sunday) was smoldering, creeping and isolated burning in interior pockets,” she said.Crew members working the fire total 638. Equipment on the fire includes seven helicopters, 12 water tenders, 23 wildland fire engines and six structure-protection engines.Crews on Monday will continue mop up work on the fire and will start to de-mobilize Tuesday, Bean said. There was no rain overnight Sunday, but skies were grey on Monday morning.last_img read more

Miami car crash witnesses aid driver passenger

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Good Samaritans lent a helping hand to two people inside of a car that, officials said, slammed into a building in Miami.According to investigators, the car went through a fence and slammed into an apartment building in the area of Northwest 17th Street and Third Avenue, Monday morning.Other witnesses joined the good Samaritans as they ran to render aid to the victims.“When we got down here the car started smoking from the inside and pulled them out to make sure they were safe,” said good Samaritan Gene.Paramedics transported the man and woman inside the vehicle to a nearby hospital.Police believe the driver was speeding and lost control.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

US Government Objects to Quebecors Reorganization Plan

first_imgThe U.S. government has asked a New York bankruptcy court to deny Quebecor World’s plan of reorganization because it releases third parties from environmental penalties and because the company owes unpaid taxes.The government’s motion, filed Wednesday, said Quebecor’s plan would release a “panopoly of non-debtors from a broad swath of potential liability,” including $150 million in Clean Air Act penalties, according to a Canadian Press news report. It also alleges that Quebecor owes more than $10 million in unpaid taxes.The third part non-debtors include the creditors’ committee, the syndicate committee, noteholders, debtor-in-possession lenders, directors, financial advisers and investment bankers. Other groups, including the Graphic Communications Conference and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, also are said to have filed objections to Quebecor’s plan.“Quebecor World received overwhelming support in the vote by creditors to approve the plan of reorganization,” the company said in a statement e-mailed to FOLIO:. “Objections to confirmation are not unusual and are typically addressed at the hearing on confirmation.” Earlier this week, Quebecor’s creditors approved the company’s plans of reorganization in the U.S. and Canada. Creditors also approved the members of Quebecor’s new board of directors, and named former R.R. Donnelley CEO Mark Angelson as chairman.Quebecor said it expects “many of the objections” to be settled before the company’s joint confirmation hearing, scheduled for June 30 in New York and Quebec’s Superior Court. The company said it also still expects to emerge from bankruptcy in mid-July.last_img read more

HBO Hacker Leaks 250000 Offer Memo from Network

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming Rights’Game of Thrones’ Finale Script Explains Why Drogon Burned the Iron Throne Well, they probably should have seen this coming. It would appear that after an anonymous hacker got their hands on a massive amount of HBO data, including upcoming episodes of popular shows, HBO offered them a “bounty payment.” How do we know that? Because the same hacker leaked the memo, HBO sent.According to Variety, the message is dated July 27, and offers $250,000 to the hacker. The memo states that the money is part of a program involving “white-hat IT professionals” being rewarded for “bringing these types of things to our attention.” I guess putting out scripts for unreleased Game of Thrones episodes is one way to bring these issues to HBO’s attention.Variety’s sources tell them the memo was worded specifically to buy the network time. Rather than being confrontational, appearing to offer an olive branch allows HBO to fully assess the situation. The memo also asks that the ransom deadline set by the hacker be pushed back one week so the necessary amount of bitcoin may be secured.The message reads, “You have the advantage of having surprised us. In the spirit of professional cooperation, we are asking you to extend your deadline for one week.” While $250,000 in bitcoin is a lot of money to most people, it isn’t nearly the amount the hacker originally demanded. In their initial video to HBO, they requested “six months salary,” claiming to make $12 million to $15 million per year.While the memo appears to be more of a stalling tactic than a serious offer, HBO really shouldn’t be surprised that it got out. As there’s no statement from the network yet, we have to assume they at least considered this as a possibility, right? Leakers gonna leak. Just… please no Game of Thrones spoilers before Sunday night?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more