World Cup 2019: Beating Australia difficult not impossible, says Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza

first_imgBangladesh’s outstanding run chase against West Indies has given them the confidence to beat any team in the World Cup, captain Mashrafe Mortaza said ahead of Thursday’s clash with in-form Australian at Trent Bridge.Bangladesh overhauled West Indies’ total of 321 with 51 balls to spare on Monday. They also beat South Africa and lie fifth in the standings, well in contention for a semi-final spot with four matches to go.”That was a must-win game for us to stay in the tournament. I know a few players in our dressing-room who believe we can beat anybody,” Mashrafe told reporters on Wednesday.”Again, Australia is very difficult (to beat) but it’s not impossible. If you have a good start you never know, so let’s see.”Bangladesh’s one-day international record against Australia has been poor, however, with only one win in 21 games against the defending champions who have won four of their first five games.Australia fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have taken a combined 24 wickets in the World Cup and Mashrafe said Bangladesh will be wary of them.”I think the Australian bowling attack has a lot of variation,” Mashrafe said. “They have Pat Cummins, who can bowl with a change of pace. I think they have some good spinners. There’s Nathan Lyon (and Adam) Zampa.”So it won’t be easy like the other matches but confidence is the main thing… If we took that confidence into the ground and deliver to our best, you never know.”advertisementBangladesh will count on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is the tournament’s leading scorer with 384 runs, and Mashrafe said the rest of the team must take a cue from his match-winning performances.”Shakib is brilliant,” Mashrafe added.”Hopefully, he’ll keep going. The way he’s playing, I think we need to support him well as a team. The bowlers have to step up a little bit with what Shakib is doing. It’s going to be a good batting track. Our bowlers have to… bowl really well to restrict the Australians.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Williamson, de Grandhomme power New Zealand to 4-wicket win vs South AfricaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan announce ‘robust review’ of performance amid World Cup struggleAlso Seelast_img read more

Report: Monaco 6 Guingamp 0

first_imgMonaco 6 Guingamp 0: Joy of six as Toure, Traore and Carrillo impress Peter Hanson Last updated 2 years ago 04:54 11/5/17 almamytoure - Cropped Getty Images It was an impressive showing from Monaco as Almamy Toure, Guido Carrillo and Adama Traore impressed in a 6-0 rout of Guingamp in Ligue 1. Almamy Toure turned in an impressive performance while Guido Carrillo and Adama Traore each scored twice as Monaco hammered Guingamp 6-0 in Saturday’s Ligue 1 encounter.A disappointing 1-1 draw with Besiktas in midweek all but ended Monaco’s hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16, but it was business as usual domestically for the champions.Toure was the provider for Monaco’s first two goals at Stade Louis II, Guido Carrillo and Adama Traore the beneficiaries from his superb work down the right. 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 Keita Balde Diao essentially wrapped up the match just after the half-hour mark with his third goal in as many league games, before Fabinho’s spot-kick made it 4-0 at the break.Traore scored again with 15 minutes to go with Toure once more assisting and Carrillo added further gloss with his own brace as Monaco bettered Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 hammering of Angers earlier in the day to stay four points adrift of their rivals in the table.78′ GOOAAALLL ! Doublé pour @carrilloguido11 de la tête ! Superbe centre de Ghezzal ! (6-0) #ASMEAG— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) November 4, 2017Monaco were dominant almost from the first whistle and it was little surprise when Toure’s right-wing cross was met with an emphatic 12-yard header from Carrillo to open the scoring.Toure was again influential for the second, the Malian sprinting down the right, flicking the ball over Franck Tabanou’s head and cutting back for Traore to slot home from eight yards.Guingamp had completely fallen apart by the 37th minute. Carrillo set Rony Lopes, who appeared to be offside, free to the right of the box and he laid the ball across to Keita for the simple tap in.A clumsy foul from Felix Eboa on Carrillo in the area about summed up Guingamp’s half and Fabinho converted the resulting penalty with unerring accuracy into the bottom-left corner.3 – Almamy Touré is the 1st defender to deliver 3 assists in a single Ligue 1 game since 2006/07. Record.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) November 4, 2017It took until the 75th minute to stretch the lead, Toure picking out Traore to finish into the bottom-left corner.And there was more to come as Rachid Ghezzal’s right-wing cross was met with a thumping header from Carrillo. read morelast_img read more

AP’s Ralph D. Russo Reveals His CFB Playoff Picks

first_imgA pylon at the CFP National Championship game.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With college football getting underway this weekend, writers are unveiling their preseason predictions right before the games get started. Ralph Russo is the latest to do so.Russo, the AP’s national college football writer, released a full season preview today. He picked conference champions, a Heisman winner and of course his college football playoff choices.Three of Russo’s picks are popular ones: Alabama, Clemson and Washington. His fourth team is Michigan, which certainly has the talent to make the playoff, but must endure a brutal schedule.Russo seems to be a Harbaugh believer. He has Michigan topping Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and finally getting to the playoff.Russo also likes Dabo Swinney to take down his alma mater in the title game for the second time in three seasons.Cotton Bowl: Alabama (1) vs. Washington (4).Orange Bowl: Michigan (2) vs. Clemson (3).National title: Clemson over Alabama.We’d certainly sign up for Alabama-Clemson IV, with the national championship at stake no less.You can read the rest of Russo’s picks and award selections here.last_img read more

Thunder Bay city council approves plan in wake of inquest recommendations

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN National NewsIt’s been a year since a coroner’s jury wrote 145 recommendations to the federal, provincial and city governments on how to prevent student deaths in Thunder Bay, city council is approving a plan to make it happen.The inquest looked into the deaths of seven First Nations students who were in Thunder Bay for school.Many of them died under suspicious circumstances.wfiddler@aptn.calast_img

Trumps pick to head the World Bank wins election

WASHINGTON — David Malpass, the Treasury official nominated by President Donald Trump to head the 189-nation World Bank, has won election to the post.The World Bank says Malpass was approved unanimously by the bank’s 25-member executive board on Friday. He will begin a five-year term next Tuesday succeeding Jim Yong Kim, who stepped down earlier this year, three years before his term was to end.Malpass was serving in the Trump administration as Treasury’s under secretary of international affairs. He has been a longtime critics of the World Bank and its sister lending organization, the International Monetary Fund.However in his Treasury post, Malpass helped win support last year for a $13 billion funding increase for the bank.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press read more

Too many migrants continue to be victims of rights violations – top

“Despite the increased efforts of the international community, including civil society, in promoting sound, equitable, humane and lawful conditions of migration, the human rights of migrants often remain out of sight,” Navi Pillay said in a statement. The situation of migrant domestic workers and children, she stressed, is particularly worrisome. All nations – whether of origin or destination – must implement gender-sensitive laws to ensure that international labour standards’ protections are extended to migrant domestic workers, Ms. Pillay said. “We also call on governments to curb abuses of recruitment agencies, enhance legal channels for migration and open up judicial mechanisms to victims of abuse, regardless of their immigration status,” she said. With no international convention that is specific to domestic workers in existence, the official voiced hope that the protection gap can be closed. The situation of migrant children, especially those who are unaccompanied and at risk of being smuggled or trafficked, is worrisome, she pointed out. “We urge all States to integrate a child rights-based approach in migration laws, policies and programmes,” Ms. Pillay said, urging nations to provide access to education, health care and birth registration to all children. “It is important to recall that all migrants are protected by human rights and labour standards,” she emphasized, with migrant children being equally entitled to all the rights granted under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 18 December 2009The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights marked International Migrants Day today by drawing attention to the plight of an estimated 200 million migrants worldwide, many of whom are exposed to violations of their basic rights and continue to be treated as commodities. read more

UN refugee agency delivers aid to nongovernment controlled area in Ukraine for

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it managed to deliver humanitarian aid to non-Government-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine for the first time in several weeks, including to Horvlika and other nearby areas north of Donetsk, which experienced heavy fighting in August.Since the start of the conflict in 2014, the UN estimates that 40 per cent of the population has left, and according to local authorities only 150,000 out of 250,000 people remain there, said the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).“This past weekend, 13 UNHCR trucks carrying 260 metric tons of shelter materials and basic relief items travelled with support from the World Food Programme and partners,” said agency spokesperson Adrian Edwards, at the regular press briefing in Geneva.The delivery also included reinforced plastic sheets, timber, plywood, roofing sheets, cement and other construction materials for acute and medium repairs.Despite a ceasefire agreement signed in February 2015, fighting since the beginning of August around Horvlika has reportedly caused damage to residential areas and forced local residents to retreat into the basements of their ruined homes.“More than 1,200 private houses were destroyed by shelling in Horlivka,” Mr. Edwards continued, “and many families’ homes have been left without roofs, windows or walls.” According to local authorities, over 260 multi-storey buildings were damaged, including 17 hospitals and 82 schools and kindergartens. Six road bridges and nearly a quarter of the city’s heating facilities were also affected. As a result, there are reported disruptions in the provision of electricity and water.UNHCR explained that the humanitarian and shelter goods which were delivered will provide over 5,000 families with material for emergency repairs. Another 110 households will receive shelter materials for light and medium repairs. Over 3,000 beneficiaries will be provided with basic relief items such as blankets, bed linen and towels.The distribution to the affected civilian population will be organized in the next ten days under the supervision of the UNHCR partner ‘People in Need.’In the past week, UNHCR also delivered assistance to over 1,500 people in Government-controlled areas. In particular, basic relief items were distributed to some 800 people in the area of Mariupol in the southern part of the Donetsk region. read more

Canadas top two varsity mens basketball teams put on a thriller downtown

To head coach Charles Kissi a loss is a loss, but when it’s an overtime loss to the seven-time defending national champions, it’s hard to be too upset.Saturday night’s clash of the titans between the first-ranked Carleton Ravens and second-ranked Brock Badgers lived up to the hype as a packed house of 3,296 boisterous fans at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines were treated to an absolute thriller of a varsity men’s basketball game.Brock forward Godsman Kwakwah.When the dust settled, Carleton had won the game 80-75 in overtime, but the fourth quarter had more plot twists than a primetime drama. It also put the Canadian basketball scene on notice that the Badgers have the depth and talent to take on the country’s best varsity teams.“I think you saw it that we’re right there. We just have to make less mistakes,” Kissi said after the game. “They’re human. (Carleton) has had an incredible run with an incredible coach, but they’re human. They put their pants on one leg at a time like everyone else and you have to approach the game that way. If you go into a game thinking you’re going to lose, then you’re going to.”Brock, which drops to 9-2 after also losing to Ottawa Friday, was led by fourth-year forward Cassidy Ryan, who was on fire in the first quarter with eight points and finished the night with 20.The Ravens improve to 10-0, but it’s the first game in the Ontario University Athletics season which they’ve won by fewer than 14 points, and the first time a team has pushed them to overtime this year.Brock men’s basketball head coach Charles Kissi talks to his players late in the game Saturday, Dec. 3.That, however, was no consolation to Ryan.“It’s a loss. I’m not satisfied with that,” he said. “I think we played pretty well, but we made a lot of mistakes down the stretch, which cost us the game.”Brock was down 19-14 after the first quarter and 39-31 at the half, but the home side came out flying in the third quarter — outscoring the Ravens 19-14 to shrink the lead to three points.Brock again outscored Carleton in the fourth quarter, this time taking the lead for the first time in the game early in the frame, and eventually opening the gap to six points — sending the crowd into a full-on frenzy.But the Ravens fought back to tie it at 66-66, sending the game to overtime where the guests outscored Brock 14-9 for the 80-75 win. Behind Ryan, Dani Elgadi had 16 points for Brock, Daniel Cayer had 11 and Johneil Simpson had 10. Yasliin Joseph led Carleton with 17.“I feel really good about how good we are, I just think to try and get to the next level, we have to make less mistakes,” Kissi said.Kristen Gallant of the Brock Badgers looks for someone to pass to as she’s guarded by Cynthia Dupont of the Carleton Ravens.On the women’s side of Saturday night’s basketball doubleheader, the Badgers got off to a great start, but didn’t have an answer for the powerful Carleton shooters and lost 60-41 decision.It drops Brock to 4-7 while extending the Ravens’ undefeated record to 10-0.“We’re so young and being consistent is a struggle,” Badgers head coach Ashley McSporran said. “Carleton is a beast so holding them to 60 points is a small victory. They’re learning and I’m being patient with them because I believe in them. I’m asking them to do things that are a little outside of their comfort zone. We’ll get there.”Brock women’s basketball coach Ashley McSporran looks on during the first half of her team’s game against the Carleton Ravens.The Badgers got off to a great start, outscoring the Ravens 12-10 in the first quarter, but Carleton’s shooting strength came alive in the second as the visitors outscored their hosts 20-6. They continued to extend the lead in the second half, going up 43-28 after three quarters en route to the win. Kristin Gallant and Baelie Campbell were the top scores for Brock with nine and eight points, respectively. Heather Lindsay led Carleton with 15.Campbell said the atmosphere in the Meridian Centre helped, but that her team needs to perform regardless of where they play.“Our team really feeds off the energy our fans give us,” she said. “I think it’s just a matter of us executing better. That comes with time. We’re a young team.”Before the game Saturday night, Brock honoured the Badgers men’s basketball team that won a national championship in 2008. After playing an alumni game earlier in the day, the players from that title-winning team took in the Brock-Carleton games.For Mike Kemp, seeing more than 3,200 fans packing the Meridian Centre to watch a Brock basketball game was a very good sign.“To see the program where it is now — because it struggled for a little bit — Brock Basketball is in the best place it’s been since we were there,” said Kemp. “And I would argue that this team is a lot more talented than we were in 2008.“The one thing we had over every team in the country is we all grew up together. That’s a rare thing to happen at a high level of sport.”Members of the Brock Badgers men’s basketball team that won a CIS National Championship in 2008.Kristen Gallant of the Brock Badgers moves the ball past Carleton Ravens forward Elizabeth Leblanc. read more

Iran earthquake survivors plead for help as death toll rises

President Rouhani visited Sarpol-e Zahab on Tuesday – the buildings behind him highlight the difference in damage between privately-built and state-built homes (Reuters Image)(BBC) Iranians living outdoors in bitterly cold temperatures after an earthquake are making desperate pleas for help.About 540 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured when the quake hit near the Iran-Iraq border on Sunday.The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit Kermanshah province, where hundreds of homes were destroyed.President Hassan Rouhani, visiting the region, said state-built houses suffered more damage, and those responsible would be held accountable.Night-time temperatures in Kermanshah province fell close to freezing for the second night in succession.Ali Gulani, 42, lives in the province’s badly-hit town of Qasr-e-Shirin, and told BBC Persian people were burning crates to try to stay warm.“We are living in a tent and we don’t have enough food or water,” he said. “You can hear children crying, it’s too cold. They are holding on to their parents to warm themselves – it’s pretty bad.”Mr Gulani said there were an average of three strong aftershocks an hour, provoking panic.Close to 200 aftershocks have hit the region since the magnitude-7.3 earthquake on Sunday night. It was one of the strongest on earth this year, as well as the deadliest.Mr Gulani said he understood aid had been despatched within the province, but that people in his town had not yet received help. Instead, people were having to trek to the other side of town to get water from a tank.Iranian state TV said thousands of survivors had spent another night in makeshift camps or in the open.“It is a very cold night… we need help. We need everything. The authorities should speed up their help,” one homeless young woman in Sarpol-e-Zahab, where most of the victims died, told Reuters news agency.One aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter and the UN said it was “ready to assist if required”.While visiting the region on Tuesday, a national day of mourning, President Hassan Rouhani pointed out that many privately-built homes appeared to have been spared damage.In Sarpol-e Zahab, he asked: “Who is to be blamed for this? Our engineers?” He said the government would hold accountable anyone found not to have upheld building standards.Iranian state news agency Irna said 530 people had died in Iran alone. In the more sparsely populated areas across the border in Iraq, 10 people died and several hundred were injured.Mansoureh Bagheri, an Iran-based official with the Red Crescent Society, told the BBC about 12,000 residential buildings had “totally collapsed”.She said now that rescue operations had ended, the priority was getting people into shelters as quickly as possible, and that the delivery of aid was on track.Maj Gen Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said that the immediate needs were tents, water and food.“Newly constructed buildings… held up well, but the old houses built with earth were totally destroyed,” he told state TV while visiting the affected region.The Iranian Red Crescent said many areas lacked water and electricity and that aid supplies were being hampered by roads blocked by landslides. Iranian army helicopters are taking part in the relief effort.About 30 Red Crescent teams are working in the earthquake zone, Irna reported.The earthquake struck at 21:18 local time (18:18 GMT) on Sunday, about 30km (19 miles) south of Darbandikhan in Iraq, near the north-eastern border with Iran.Tremors were felt as far away as Turkey, Israel and Kuwait. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedStrong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 400November 13, 2017In “World”Pakistan quake death toll rises to 350September 26, 2013In “Crime”Ecuador earthquake: 77 killed, hundreds injuredApril 17, 2016In “World” read more

HIVAIDS clinic opens in Liberty City

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A national organization is taking steps to combat the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Florida.The AIDS Healthcare Foundation opened a new clinic in Liberty City, Saturday.The event began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility located near Northwest 54th Street and 15th Avenue. Organizers also offered free on-site testing.The foundation’s Southern bureau chief said they are using their resources to do their part in helping prevent the spread of the virus. “HIV rates in Miami, and this area in particular, are at epidemic proportions,” said Michael Kahane, “so we’re trying to do our part controlling the epidemic by offering all services, regardless of ability to pay.”The clinic is the seventh location in the county focused on educating and informing people of the dangers of HIV/AIDS and how to prevent it.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON Moulton To Decline Pay During Government Shutdown

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC — As the Trump shutdown drags on, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced he would not be accepting pay as long as furloughed government employees are not paid. This Friday will be the first paycheck that workers will miss as a result of Trump’s shutdown. In a special video message where he offered instructions for constituents who need to apply for unemployment, Moulton says the following:“President Trump is playing politics with our border security, our public safety, and our federal employees. We’ve got to end this shutdown, but until we do, please reach out to us and we’ll help however we can.”Trump’s shutdown is having a direct impact on Constituents of the Sixth District. Moulton’s office has over a dozen open cases assisting constituents directly impacted by the shutdown including seven urgent cases that have been put on hold due to disruptions at federal agencies. Moulton has been using his social media platforms to highlight the personal stories of those being affected, like Brenda from Reading who worked for the federal government for three years in the mid-1980s. She recently applied for Social Security Disability and was approved quickly, but to finalize her application, she needs documentation from the Office of Personnel Management showing that she does not qualify for a pension. Until OPM re-opens, Brenda’s application cannot be completed, leaving her without income.In addition, Moulton’s congressional office is offering the following resources:A federal resources link, which went live on Saturday afternoonThe office’s casework team has over a dozen open cases helping individuals affected by the shutdownThe office’s casework team also held remote office hours at Gloucester City Hall to answer questions about local resources available and get contact information to open up cases for individuals having trouble with state benefit applications and federal agenciesMoulton’s office has been working with colleagues in the statehouse to facilitate unemployment claimsThe office’s casework team is also providing support and information for constituents whose cases are affected by the shutdown, including referrals to community (i.e. non-government) resources and proactively reaching out to constituents whose casework is on holdMoulton is once again an original co-sponsor of the “Hold Congress Accountable Act,” legislation to reduce the salary of Members of Congress in the event of a government shutdown for as long as the shutdown continues. Moulton and colleagues originally introduced this legislation in the 115th Congress as H.R.1794.(NOTE: The above press release is from Congressman Seth Moulton’s Office.)Like 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… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Congressman Moulton’s Office Recognized As National Example For Next-Generation Constituent ServiceIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Urges President Trump To Take Steps To Bring Afghan Allies, Translators To SafetyIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton, Stewart Introduce Bill To Designate “9-8-8” For Suicide Hotline Dialing CodeIn “Government”last_img read more

Eielson reminds pilots to not harass wildlife on training ranges

first_imgAn A-10 Thunderbolt II flown by a pilot with the 25th Fighter Squadron from Osan Air Base, Japan, takes off from Eielson Air Force Base on June 19 during a Red Flag training exercise. (DVIDS photo)Eielson Air Force Base officials say they reminded pilots and their commanders participating in a training exercise last month that they cannot harass wildlife that wanders onto military training ranges during a recent exercise. The issue came up after a pilot asked for permission to flow low over several bison to scare them away from the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely, where the aircraft were preparing for a live-fire training exercise.Listen nowOfficials with Eielson’s 354th Fighter Wing say Air Force personnel participating in a Red Flag training exercise last month followed regulations that require activity to be halted when wildlife is present on a training range. John Pennell is a spokesman for U.S. Army Alaska, which manages the Donnelly Training Area.“You cease fire. You call it into range control. And range control then tells you ‘Wait until they leave,’” Pennell said.Pennell said that’s basically what happened on June 13th after an Air Force pilot requested permission to flow low over a group of bison that had wandered into a part of the range where several A-10s were about to begin a live-fire training exercise.“That might be your first impulse if you see something out there in an area where you want to be – to see if you can’t chase it away,” Pennell said. “But, we’re not permitted to do that.”Eielson officials declined to talk about the incident, and instead issued a news release that says Air Force personnel overseeing the exercise and Army range-controllers denied the pilot’s request to buzz the bison. It says the pilots, with the Japan-based 25th Fighter Squadron and the 107th Fighter Squadron from a Michigan Air National Guard Base, then left the area.Bob Schmidt is a wildlife biologist with the state Fish and Game office in Delta Junction, located a few miles from the big training ranges around Greely.“It did not happen, because the pilot was told it is not allowed,” Schmidt said.Schmidt said he talked with range control official late in the morning on the 13th who’d called to double check about state laws that, like the federal regulations, prohibit harassing wildlife.“That’s a common thing, where wildlife is present and they can’t fire,” Schmidt said.Pennell, the USARAK spokesman, agrees.“It’s not an uncommon occurrence,”Pennell said. “It’s not always buffalo. Sometimes it’s moose. Sometimes, it’s nesting waterfowl, in a wetlands area.”Delta resident Brian Corty also said it’s not unusual, based the military-frequency radio traffic he monitors with his scanner. But he says what he heard on that morning caught his attention.“That’s the first time I’ve ever heard anyone trying to talk about anything to do with trying to manipulate animals,” Corty said.Eielson officials said in their news release that all personnel involved in that day’s training exercise were reminded of regulations governing encounters with wildlife on training ranges. The release says officials determined no disciplinary action was warranted.last_img read more

Actorpolitician Innocents troll on Rahul Gandhi miserably backfires

first_imgVeteran Malayalam actor Innocent is now the Member of Parliament from the Chalakkudy constituency. Even though the actor had previously revealed that he will not be contesting in elections, upon party’s compulsion, he later decided to contest in the upcoming poll from the same constituency as the CPI(M) candidate. Recently, Innocent shared a picture of Rahul Gandhi on his Facebook page that featured RaGa sleeping inside the Lok Sabha. In the same picture, Innocent was seen sitting behind Rahul with open eyes.Innocent also captioned the image, ‘I stay awake for the Chalakkudi constituency’, as translated from Malayalam. The image shared by Innocent soon went viral on Facebook, and CPI(M) followers lauded their candidate for sharing such a hilarious photo. However, a section of social media users lashed out at the actor stating that he has done nothing for Chalakkudi constituency in the past five years.A user sarcastically commented that voters in Chalakkudi will now give resting time for Innocent in the next five years, as he has not slept for the past few years. Another person commented that he used to feel embarrassed to say that Innocent is their Member of Parliament. It should be noted that the party’s decision to nominate Innocent for the upcoming elections has not gone well with CPI(M) workers too. A section of party workers believes that Innocent is a weak candidate who used to continuously underperform during the Lok Sabha sessions.A couple of years back, Innocent during a speech revealed that there is not much work to do in Parliament. His comments racked up negative criticisms from all corners, and people claimed that he does not deserve a spot in Lok Sabha.On the acting front, Innocent was last seen in the movie ‘Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu’ which starred Pranav Mohanlal in the lead. He also played a crucial role in Mohanlal’s ‘Odiyan’ last year.last_img read more

8 drown as boat capsizes in Indonesia

first_imgAt least eight people died and several others remain missing after a passenger boat capsized off the coast of Borneo on Monday, an official said, in the latest deadly maritime accident in Indonesia.The ferry was carrying some 45 people when it sank just minutes after leaving Tanjung Selor in North Borneo province, said Gusti Anwar Mulyadi a senior official of the local search and rescue agency.Some 33 people have so far been rescued and navy personnel have been dispatched to search for the remaining passengers, but he said high waves are impeding operations.”We don’t know yet what has caused the accident and how exactly it happened. But we’ll try to figure that out and are now focusing on finding the remaining passengers,” Mulyadi told AFP.It is the latest boat accident in the vast Indonesian archipelago, which relies heavily on boats to ferry people around its 17,000 islands, but has a patchy safety record.Last July, eight people drowned in a boat accident on the same route from Tarakan to Tanjung Selor.On New Year’s day last year at least 23 people died when a tourist boat from Jakarta burst into flames.It was carrying about 250 local holidaymakers to celebrate the New Year on Tidung island near Jakarta.last_img read more

Mayor Turner Expedites Budget Process To Appease Credit Rating Agencies

first_imgFlorian MartinHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner says his proposed budget will be balanced by laying off 40 city employees and eliminating 54 vacant positions.The city of Houston faces a $160 million deficit for the fiscal year that starts in July. Two of the three major credit rating agencies recently downgraded Houston’s bond rating based on the city’s pension debt, property tax cap and low oil prices.Mayor Turner wants to get on their good side again by getting the budget process done earlier this year.“I think it sends a very strong message to the credit rating agencies that we are not having to yank every nickel and try to go through a whole lot of machinations to get it done,” he said.Turner said his proposed plan will balance the budget by laying off up to 40 city employees and eliminating 54 vacant positions.  Last year, the council voted on the budget on June 18.Turner told council members this year he will give them a preliminary budget plan by April 15 and the finished budget on May 10.“I am asking you to vote the budget out that I will be giving to you on May 25, a month earlier,” he said.Council members will have three days after receiving the budget to propose amendments.After some noted that’s a tight deadline, Turner promised to release it earlier, if possible, to give them more time. 00:00 /01:10 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Sharelast_img read more

To Fight Hackers Obama Wants Companies to Share Threats

first_img U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot.Obama will throw his support behind efforts to give liability protection to companies that quickly share information about attacks, but will require strict protections for personal information, the White House said in a statement.The White House first proposed cyber legislation in 2011. In the last Congress, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill, but the Senate failed to clear legislation.Lawmakers have struggled to balance corporate concerns about liability with consumer fears about privacy, especially following the leak of information about government surveillance programs by former contractor Edward Snowden.The government itself has not been immune from cyber problems. On Monday, social media accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked by people claiming to be allied with Islamic State militants.Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday, and is expected to discuss his cybersecurity proposals.In a speech at the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity nerve center slated for 3.10 p.m. ET, Obama also will propose new powers for law enforcement to investigate and prosecute cybercrime, the White House said.His proposal includes measures to allow for the prosecution of the sale of botnets, and would give courts the power to shut down botnets responsible for distributed denial of service attacks.Botnets are typically used to steal financial information, to relay spam messages and to conduct “denial-of-service” attacks against websites by having all the computers try to connect simultaneously.Other measures would be aimed at deterring the sale of spyware and would make selling stolen credit card information overseas a crime, the White House said.Obama also will announce details of a cybersecurity summit slated for Feb. 13, an event that will take place not at the White House, but in Silicon Valley, at Stanford University.Obama’s legislative proposals are part of a preview of his Jan. 20 State of the Union address.On Monday, he announced he wants to work with Congress on a law that would require companies to tell consumers within 30 days from the discovery of a data breach that their personal information has been compromised.He also wants to codify a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” that gives consumers more say in how companies use their data.(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Nick Macfie) 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. January 13, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuterslast_img read more

Melbourne Airport Feb 2014 traffic results released

first_imgMelbourne Airport’s international visitors reached 591,030 people in February 2014, compared to 540,871 people in February 2013. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale Domestic passenger numbers also increased from 1,722, 625 in 2013 to 1,748,791 in 2014. “Japan is one of our key markets in North Asia, and this is despite the fact that there are no direct flights.” Melbourne Airport’s traffic results have been released for February 2014, showing a nine per cent increase in the amount of international traffic compared to the same time in 2013.center_img “It was also really pleasing to see more traditional markets, such as Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, growing strongly. “North Asia continued to lead growth in February with the end of Chinese New Year celebrations boosting China’s figures,” Melbourne Airport chief executive officer Chris Woodruff said.    In terms of the numbers of visitors by nationality, China comprised 13.9 per cent of visitors followed by Hong Kong with 13.3 per cent and Singapore with 11.9 per cent.last_img read more

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Fewer Cypriots working in EU member states

first_imgAround 3.9 per cent of Cypriots of working age lived in another EU member state in 2017, -3.2 per cent less than 2012 (6.7%) according to Eurostat.Similarily 3.8% of European Union (EU) citizens of working age (20-64) were residing in another EU member state than that of their citizenship in 2017. This share has increased from 2.5% ten years ago. The situation varies among member states, ranging from 1.0 per cent in Germany to 19.7 per cent for citizens of Romania.Tertiary graduates are generally more mobile than the rest of the population with 32.4 per cent moving to another EU country, while the share for the entire EU population is 30.1 per cent. The employment rate of mobile EU citizens is also higher than that of the entire population: 76.1 per cent, compared with the total EU employment rate of 72.1 per cent.In 2017, Romanian nationals of working age residing in other EU contries accounted for about a fifth (19.7%) of their co-nationals residing in Romania. The next largest shares were recorded by Lithuania (15.0%), Croatia (14.0%), Portugal (13.9%), Latvia (12.9%) and Bulgaria (12.5%).The EU member states with the smallest share of mobile nationals (out of the total-country population) are Germany (1.0%), the United Kingdom (1.1%), Sweden and France (both 1.3%).Compared with 2007, the share of Romanian nationals living in another member state has increased by 12.3 pp. Latvia (10.0 pp.), Lithuania (9.5 pp.) and Bulgaria (8.0 pp.) also registered a significant increase. At the opposite end of the scale, the share of Cypriot nationals residing abroad decreased from 7.1 per cent in 2007 to 3.9 per cent in 2017.For most member states, the employment rates of mobile EU citizens are higher than those of their co-nationals who live in their country of citizenship and higher than the EU average employment rate (72.1%). The largest differences are in the cases of Greeks. More than 77.3 per cent of Greeks are employed abroad compared to just 57.8 per cent Greece; a difference of 19.5 per cent.On EU level, the employment rate for working age citizens living outside their member state exceeds the resident population employment rate by 4 percentage points.CNAYou May LikeSportsChew2020 Starting NFL Quarterbacks RankedSportsChewUndoSoGoodlyHere’s Why Air Force One Beats Every Other PlaneSoGoodlyUndoFood PreventThis Is What Will Happen if You Eat Beetroot DailyFood PreventUndo Greek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoBale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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