The Greek National Water Polo team was handed their first defeat at the Rio 2016 Olympics after a poor showing against Australia. The Aussies came away with a rather easy 12-7 victory and kept their hopes alive to advance to the quarterfinals. Greece will not finish atop of Group A and will await the results from the other group matches later today.After an emphatic victory over Brazil, Greece looked to clinch first place in Group A with a victory over Australia. Greece got off to a rough start going down 5-3 in the first period. The Greek defense gave up more goals in the first period against Australia than they did in the four periods against Brazil. It was a tragic second period for the Greek defense, giving up another five goals and only scoring one. Surprisingly, Australia went into half time ahead 10-4.Greece improved defensively in the third period, keeping Australia off the board, but only managed to score one goal on the other end. The 5 goal Australian lead was too much to overcome in the final eight minutes with Greece falling 12-7.This is by far Greece’s worst showing at the Olympic Tournament. With the knockout stages up next, Greece will need to get past this performance and return to victories if they hope toMedal in Rio.Their Final placement in group A will depend on today’s other group stage matches. Hungry (3rd) will face the hosts Brazil (2nd) whole Serbia will Play Last placed Japan. Source: AGONAsport.com (Facebook – Instagram)TweetPinShare0 Shares
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Naomi Osaka steamrolled past Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1 in the US Open quarter-final on Wednesday to enter her first Grand Slam semi-final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.It was a very comfortable afternoon for Osaka who became the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final. The 20th-seeded Osaka, who won her first career title only in March this year at Indian Wells, had reached the fourth round of Australian Open earlier this year, which was her highest showing at a Grand Slam till Wednesday.The last time a Japanese woman had reached a Grand Slam semi-final was Kimiko Date at Wimbledon in 1996.Osaka’s lethal ground strokes and solid serving was too much for Tsurenko and in the stifling conditions at Flushing Meadows, which even left Roger Federer gasping for break, the Ukrainian just could not match Osaka.6-1, 6-1 in under an hour:@Naomi_Osaka_ reaches her 1st Grand Slam semifinal after defeating Tsurenko!Shes the first woman to reach the semis since 1996…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/DKHGR2kpt7US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2018Such was Osaka’s dominance in the afternoon that she broke Tsurenko five times and the quarter-final lasted for a meagre 57 minutes.Also read – Kaepernick has done a lot for African American community and it has cost him: SerenaThe 20-year-old Osaka, who has looked comfortable on one of the sport’s biggest stages, was tearful after her fourth-round clash but much less emotional after her latest win.”The other time I cried a little bit and there was a lot of people making fun of me,” Osaka said during her on-court interview. “I was freaking out inside, just like my whole body was shaking, so I’m really glad I was able to play well.”advertisementOsaka’s first serve percentage was only 59 percent but she did not concede a point behind her first serve the entire first set and only surrendered seven points on serve over the match..@Naomi_Osaka_ awaits the winner of Keys/Suarez Navarro in the semifinals…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/ITtf4WxCuxUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2018Tsurenko, the only unseeded woman to reach this stage of the tournament, appeared to be feeling the effects of her last-16 clash during which she struggled in the searing heat and at one point looked like she was about to collapse.”Unfortunately during this tournament I had many issues with my health, and today was not my day obviously. I was not feeling well,” Tsurenko told reporters.Also read – It’s going to be stuck in my mind forever: Thiem after US Open loss to Nadal”I just woke up today with a viral illness or whatever it is … I don’t know what happened, but my throat is not well. I’m not breathing well.”The Ukrainian had a small window to grab momentum but failed to cash in on her three break-point opportunities while trailing 4-1 in the second set and Osaka fought back before cruising through the final game.Tsurenko, who stunned Danish second seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round, is still projected to rise 10 spots to a career-high 26th in the world rankings.Also read – US Open: Serena reaches semi-finals, defending champion Stephens oustedUp next up for Osaka will be the winner of the evening match between 2017 runner-up Madison Keys, who at 14 is the highest seed left in the women’s draw, and Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro.The speedy win over Tsurenko was the third time Osaka has wrapped up victory in under an hour in New York and should allow her to be fresh for Thursday’s semi-final.(With Reuters inputs)
Australia sport Share on Messenger Australia cricket team Instead, Peter Handscomb is listed as the only other spare batting option from the team that won the last Ashes Test in Sydney, meaning Usman Khawaja or Shaun Marsh are the most likely options to move to the top of the order if Bancroft’s poor run of international form continues.Meanwhile, Holland has seemingly overtaken Ashton Agar as the country’s second-best spinner after being named for the tour. Bizarrely, Holland’s selection comes after Agar was called into the squad for the Sydney Test earlier this month, and without any red-ball cricket having been played since then.“Jon was the second leading wicket-taker in the Sheffield Shield last season and has performed well in the games he has played for Victoria this season,” Australian selector Trevor Hohns said. “We envisage the wickets we will see in South Africa will not warrant the need to play two spinners.“Therefore, should Nathan [Lyon] not be able to play at any stage, we wanted to have the best specialist spinner available to us and based on current red ball form Jon warrants that spot.”West Australian quick Richardson has also been named in the squad after making his one-day debut this summer as a back-up quick alongside Jackson Bird. The decision confirms the selectors’ view that the 21-year-old is a future Test prospect.All members of the Test squad will head to South Africa on 15 February before a warm-up match a week later, with the exception of David Warner who will captain the Australian T20 side.“The South African series is a very important one and we have made no secret of our desire to improve our record away from home,” Hohns said. “As such, we wanted to ensure the players had the best possible preparation and that means playing the tour match prior to the first Test.”Test squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner (vice-captain), Cameron Bancroft, Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc. Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Steve Smith denies ball-tampering after Australia captain is seen wiping lip Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Cricket Cameron Bancroft has retained his spot in Australia’s Test squad, with Jon Holland and Jhye Richardson the big winners heading into March’s tour of South Africa. Bancroft was included in a 15-man squad without any other new opening options for Australia’s four-Test tour, despite failing to score a century in his maiden Ashes series this summer.However selectors have kept their faith in the 25-year-old, deciding against calling up the likes of Matt Renshaw as a back-up opening option if the West Australian fails. Share on WhatsApp South Africa cricket team Reuse this content Read more Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter news Topics Share via Email
Arsenal boss Emery: We’ve improved since Wenger leftby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has defended his short career at the club, claiming he has improved the team since Arsene Wenger’s departure.Following Monday’s loss to Sheffield United multiple critics stated Arsenal had shown no signs of progression under Emery, who replaced Wenger in the summer of 2018.But the Spaniard has launched a passionate defence on how he has improved the competitive nature within his squad.”Sometimes we forget the memory and we need to remember,” said Emery. “When I arrived here, this team needed to improve being more competitive.”This club, historically, was winning 1-0 and being very competitive, but it wasn’t enough.”Then it was being competitive with improved creativity. When I arrived, the creativity was good, but being competitive was worse. It was not enough.”I think last year I started to improve being competitive, with some very good matches playing with creativity.”This year we are in a process, but we need patience because our strategy as a club is with some new players and some young players. We changed 10 players and are continuing being competitive. Creativity, maybe we lost a little, but I know we are going to recover that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoom Liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping company Golar LNG has managed to cut its net loss in the third quarter of 2017 on the back of an improvement in the shipping market.During the three-month period ended September 30, the company generated a net loss of USD 43.9 million, against a net loss of USD 73.8 million reported in the previous quarter of the year.The company’s operating loss was slightly less at USD 22.9 million, compared to an operating loss of USD 24 million seen in the second quarter of 2017.A pick-up in utilization toward the end of the quarter resulted in a small rise in time charter revenues which increased USD 1 million to USD 25 million in the third quarter of 2017.Following the end of the three-month period, the company completed the delivery and start-up of FLNG Hilli Episeyo, a vessel that will generate base operating cashflows under its tolling agreement of some USD 164 million per year over the coming 8 years. The unit arrived on site in Cameroon and production is expected to commence shortly.“The shipping market recovery is underway. Shipping demand has exceeded supply growth for the first time since 2013. Demand growth has been supported by a combination of additional liquefaction volumes and rising ton miles,” Golar LNG said.During September vessels began to pull out of the spot market to service dedicated volumes. Rising LNG prices in the East in response to significant demand from China and Korea also resulted in additional arbitrage opportunities and ton miles as more US volumes headed further eastward.Looking to 2018, around 45 vessels are scheduled for delivery, equivalent to 10% of the current fleet. This compares to more than 12% expected production growth for the year.“Growth in ton miles is expected to further tighten the market and this sentiment is translating into a notable increase in enquiries for term charters.”“The shipping market is showing strong signs of improving. As of today, the effective time charter rates being achieved in 4Q are more than twice that recorded in 3Q. An improving trend is expected to continue into 2018-2019 when shipping supply should lag demand created by increased production,” the company said.
Nova Scotians will be required to report suspected child pornography to help reduce the sexual exploitation of children under legislation the government introduced today, Oct. 30. As part of its commitment to make Nova Scotia communities safer, the provincial government will require anyone who encounters child pornography material or recordings to report it to the police. “This is child abuse and will not be tolerated,” said Justice Minister Cecil Clarke. “Nova Scotians have a responsibility to report suspected cases and with so many people using computers all citizens need to be on the lookout.” The new law also protects citizens who report child pornography from retaliation they could suffer. For example, an employee who located child pornography in the workplace cannot be disciplined simply because they acted appropriately by reporting this information to the police. Failing to report suspicious activity and materials could result in penalties similar to failure to report child abuse set out in the Children and Family Services Act. The province has specialized units in the RCMP and the Halifax Regional Police who investigate tips from the public. Nova Scotia is the third province to propose legislation to deal with suspected child pornography. Manitoba passed a law in 2007 and Ontario has recently introduced similar legislation. This law is consistent with the government’s Crime Strategy, Time To Fight Crime Together.
Trina RoacheAPTN InvestigatesLeah Bull, a 46-year-old Cree woman is suing the RCMP and several of its officers, asking the court to award her $450,000, after an Alberta judge ruled she acted in self-defence when she struggled against being forcibly confined without being lawfully arrested.In the early morning hours of Jan. 2, 2011, RCMP officers at the detachment in Hobbema, Alberta got a call about a woman lying in a snowbank.Officers responded. But something went terribly wrong.In the end, Bull, had a black eye and numerous bruises and scrapes. She was left naked in a holding cell for close to four hours.Because of the civil lawsuit, none of the parties would agree to an interview.But the story of what happened unfolds in court documents and exhibits.Bull was originally charged with assaulting the police officers.She was acquitted in 2012 because the judge couldn’t determine it was clear she was under arrest.“The officers were not in lawful execution of their duties,” the judge ruled, meaning Bull’s actions were self-defence.When two RCMP officers responded to that early morning call in 2011, Bull stood up. She didn’t want to give her name, or have anything to do with the police.During Bull’s assault trial, Constable Scott Hearn told the court he could smell alcohol on her breath.“I told her she was under arrest for public intoxication and it immediately went sideways,” he said.Bull dropped to the ground. She testified later that she never heard the officer tell her she was under arrest.And neither did the second officer on the scene, Constable Krystal Moren.“The female is just limp . . . she is laying down on her stomach face down . . . the female is very uncooperative . . . she is not saying anything . . . she is just limp,” Moren testified.Watch: This cellblock video from 2011 shows Leah Bull in cells at the Maskwacis (Hobbema) RCMP detachment in Alberta where the Cree woman was left naked for close to four hours. Court transcripts show the officers pulled Bull up and tried to get her into the police truck.“She continued to struggle, fight the whole time,” said Hearn. “It was a pretty big fight.”Two more officers arrived on scene. Court testimony and police notes describe a chaotic scene in which the officers are punching and striking Bull to subdue her. And Bull is swinging her arms, kicking and spitting, going limp; resisting attempts to put her in the truck.None of that scene is captured on camera. But once the police arrive back at the detachment, police videos show Bull being dragged out of the truck and put on the floor of the garage. A spit hood is placed on her head.There were, at that point, seven officers dealing with Bull.She was shoved against the truck, then back to the floor, handcuffed and finally dragged out of the garage to the cell.Once in the cell, officers testified that Bull said she wanted to die. And so a group of officers, including men, held her down and stripped her.The operation manual for RCMP K division, which is Alberta, refers to using a “restraint jacket if a prisoner is considered suicidal.”But in the court exhibits, a document titled “Guard room meeting,” for the Hobbema detachment, now called Maskwacis, specifically states “all suicidal prisoners will be dressed in baby dolls.”The baby doll is a garment given to the inmate to preserve modesty, and it’s designed in a way that makes it harder to use for self-harm.In the video, the officers leave Bull lying on the floor of the cell, naked, with the baby doll placed over her head. She lies there for several minutes, unmoving.The notes from the guard room meeting also state “all prisoners are to be treated with respect and dignity.”And the policy outlined in the RCMP operational manual’s section on strip searches is to “conduct a strip search only on a person of the same gender.”“When the police had stripped me, when they had stripped me, the men and the women, there was more men than women. And I felt violated…they hadn’t raped me physically but they raped me spiritually. They stole that from me,” Bull testified at her trial.When she was left in the cell, Bull said she couldn’t get the baby doll down over head to wear it.She flung herself against the door. She stuck her head in the toilet, but said later that it was only a frantic attempt to get out of the cell, to get medical treatment.Male and female officers quickly entered the cell.In the cellblock video, Bull appears to lay passively on the floor while the officers empty the toilet of water.The officer in charge at that time, Corporal Ray Starzynksi, took the baby doll dress away and Bull was left naked in cells for another three and a half hours, still under surveillance.Starzynksi did not record notes of the incident at the time. He wrote what’s called a supplementary occurrence report four months later.He said described Bull as a “high risk” female that “needed to be dealt with accordingly.” He referred to her as “overweight,” and “obviously mentally disturbed.”The RCMP operations manual states, “Members are not qualified or expected to make a diagnosis of mental illness.”And in contrast, the paramedics who took Bull from the detachment to the hospital hours later, described her as “in obvious distress,” her injuries from “assault in RCMP custody.”At Bull’s trial for her assault charges, Starzynksi testified she bit his arm when he and other officers were trying to get her in the police truck. He struck Bull several times with an empty hand.He was concerned that she was a potential drug user or had HIV.“Hepatitis A, B, C, it’s rampant in First Nations communities, we know that,” Starzynksi said on the stand.But Bull hadn’t broken his skin and Starzynksi was not required to take a cocktail of drugs as a precaution.The Crown asked Starzynksi why, if Bull had bitten him, that she was not charged with assaulting him as well.“I inquired as to additional charges in regards to the assault upon myself,” replied Starzynksi. “And I was told by my supervisors or superiors at the detachment that it seemed vindictive.”Though Bull was acquitted of the assault charges, the trauma of what happened to her remains.Click below to read Leah Bull’s statement of claim against the RCMPDownload (PDF, 941KB)Her civil suit against the RCMP is now before the Queen’s Court of Bench in Edmonton.Her filed statement of claim in the civil suit outlines the impacts on Bull; significant bruising, an orbital fracture, tinnitus, and memory problems and psychological injuries.Bull has been undergoing counselling since the incident, her medical records citing post-traumatic stress disorder.The claim states the officers assaulted her. That they were negligent. That the RCMP itself is negligent for not providing better training and supervision. And the file claims one officer in particular was “reckless, callous, high-handed, oppressive and reprehensible.”Bull and her lawyer Shelagh Weir Bowen don’t want to comment on the civil suit while it’s still before the courts.The RCMP in Alberta emailed the following statement to APTN:“The RCMP in Alberta is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the communities it serves. That is a responsibility we take very seriously. Though our members face challenging situations during the course of their day-to day duties, they are trained to respond to situations based on the behaviour of the person or persons involved. In this particular instance, there were concerns for the individual’s safety and for the safety of our employees. The RCMP in Alberta understands that public trust is essential to effectively serve and protect our communities and we are committed to safeguarding that trust by ensuring any reports about employee actions are fully examined. At this time, we have a limited ability to comment on particulars of this case as the matter is still before the courts.”The case is still before the courts. It’s been adjourned while the two sides dispute some of the evidence.No word on when it will firstname.lastname@example.org@trinaroache
The company expects to drill 77 operated wells, including 49 liquids-rich natural gas wells at Dawson, Attachie West, and Parkland, 27 light oil wells at Ante Creek, Tower, and Pembina, and one water disposal well at Attachie.At the Arc Ante Creek 10-36 gas processing facility, the company expects to add approximately 15 MMcf per day of natural gas processing and 2,500 barrels per day of liquids-handling capacity, supposed to be on-stream by the second quarter of 2020.Then at their Attachie West Phase I gas processing and liquids-handling facility, the company expects to have 60 MMcf per day of natural gas processing, 10,000 barrels per day of condensate, and 4,000 barrels per day of NGLs-handling capacity, supposed to be on-stream in the second quarter of 2021. CALGARY, A.B. – ARC Resources has announced they will spend $775 million on its 2019 capital program.The capital program will include more drilling in the Montney and Pembina regions and upgrades to their processing plants in Northeast B.C.The ARC Dawson processing facility will undergo two upgrades in 2019 to add 3,000 barrels per day of liquids-handling production. This work should be completed by the fourth quarter of 2019. The next phase of the expansion will then add 90 MMcf per day of natural gas processing, 7,500 barrels per day of condensate, and 3,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids-handling capacity, expected to be on-stream in the second quarter of 2020.
Tsetse flies are vectors for the single-cell parasites that cause trypanosomiasis, or nagana, an often-lethal disease that affects some 3 million animals in sub-Saharan Africa each year at massive costs to farmers’ livelihoods and food security. The tsetse genome was sequenced and annotated during a 10-year global collaborative effort that involved the Insect Pest Control Laboratory run jointly by the Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Scientists will now be able to better study the fly’s genes and functions, knowledge that should open the door for researching ways to control the insect, according to a news release issued by the two UN agencies.“Decoding the tsetse fly’s DNA is a major scientific breakthrough that opens the way for more effective control of trypanosomiasis, which is good news for millions of herders and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Kostas Bourtzis of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. “Detection and treatment of trypanosomiasis is currently expensive, difficult and dangerous for the livestock as it often involves toxic drugs, but this new knowledge will accelerate research on tsetse control methods and help scientists develop new and complementary strategies to reduce the use of costly drugs and insecticides,” he said. Trypanosomiasis leads to a debilitating chronic condition that reduces fertility, weight gain, meat and milk production, and makes livestock too weak to be used for ploughing or transport, which in turn affects crop production. Humans bitten by carrier flies can develop African sleeping sickness, which can be fatal without treatment. No vaccine against the disease exists for livestock or humans because the parasite is able to evade mammalian immune systems, so control methods primarily involve targeting tsetse flies through trapping, pesticide treatments and sterile male release strategies.The Joint FAO/IAEA Division is currently supporting 14 African nations in their efforts to tackle the trypanosomiasis problem by controlling tsetse fly populations by integrating the sterile insect technique with other control methods. A form of “insect birth control,” according to the Division, the sterile insect technique involves releasing mass-bred male flies that have been sterilized by low doses of radiation into infested areas, where they mate with wild females. These do not produce offspring and, as a result, the technique can suppress and, if applied systematically on an area-wide basis, eventually eradicate populations of wild flies. Tsetse flies were successfully eradicated from the island of Zanzibar using the sterile insect technique and are currently being suppressed in parts of southern Ethiopia. In January, Senegal reported that it was making significant progress in infested areas in the Niayes with the same method.
Ohio State senior attackman Austin Shanks surveys the defense against Furman at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Feb. 5. OSU won 12-6. Credit: Gene Ross | Senior Lantern reporterThe 1-0 Ohio State Buckeyes will host the Detroit Mercy Titans on Saturday at noon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in an attempt to build off last week’s win over Furman. It’s the Titans’ first game of the year.Last year, the Buckeyes defeated Detroit in a formidable victory, 16-5. Then-junior midfielders J.T. Blubaugh and Johnny Pearson had four and two goals, respectively.Titans senior goalie Jason Weber, who saved 18 shots in last year’s game, was nominated when as a 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason All-Conference selection.OSU redshirt senior midfielder Tyler Pfister and coach Nick Myers said they are familiar with Weber and his skill set, which will present challenges to the OSU offense. Myers pointed to OSU’s ability to move the ball and getting off quick, quality shots as two keys to beating Weber.“We have a lot of respect for their goalie,” Pfister said. “He’s a veteran guy who takes control of that defense. We just want to focus on the things we know we need to work on as far as shooting and getting in the reps we need to.” The Titans attack is led by junior attackman Mark Anstead, who was last year’s team leader in points. He had eight more assists than the next highest total on the team.Last week, OSU opened up its season with a barrage of offense that exploded in the second quarter. The Buckeyes knocked out Furman’s goalie from the game by halftime and cruised to a 12-6 victory. Pearson led eight Buckeye scorers with four goals. For that display of offensive dominance to continue against Detroit, Pfister said that there can only be individual success on offense when everyone is doing their job offensively and defensively. “It’s not just one guy going out there taking over the game more times than not,” Pfister said. “The defense can do their job because the offense is doing their job and the offense can do their job because the defense is doing their job.”Detroit ended its season last year at 2-10, but Myers said the team brings a lot of intensity to the field and that it’s important for the Buckeyes to identify the Titans key players. “They got some big-time shooters in their line up who we’re going to have to contend with,” he said. Last year, the Buckeyes’ defense and redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey limited the Titans to only five goals. Carey had 10 saves in last year’s game against the Detroit Titans. Last Sunday, Carey saved 11 shots against Furman. Junior midfielder Bo Lori said the defense wants to continue to give Carey the support he needs in net. “We’ve got to work together and play as seven. If we are all working together and recovering well, we’ll give him the shots he wants to see,” Lori said.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George arrive at Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace. Pic: John Stillwell/PA WireBRITAIN’S PRINCE WILLIAM and his wife Kate named the godparents for their baby son Prince George today, as they gathered close friends and family for a low-key christening far removed from the global hype surrounding his birth.The couple broke with tradition by only naming one royal, William’s cousin and champion horse-rider Zara Philips, in the list of seven godparents, with the others being childhood, university and work friends.Queen Elizabeth II and the couple’s parents and siblings including William’s younger brother Prince Harry were among the total of 22 guests invited to the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London, along with seven godparents.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual head of the world’s Anglicans, will perform the baptism, welcoming the three-month-old into the Church of England he is one day destined to lead as King George VII.Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, ahead of the christening. Pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesThe couple – known to want a relatively normal upbringing for the young prince despite the world’s interest – also eschewed tradition by choosing the Chapel Royal rather than Buckingham Palace for the event.The godparents include Zara Phillips, the daughter of William’s aunt Princess Anne and wife of rugby player Mike Tindall, and William’s childhood friends William van Cutsem and Earl Hugh Grosvenor; Julia Samuel, who was close to William’s his mother Diana; and Emilia Jardine-Paterson, who went to the private Marlborough College with Kate.Rounding out the list are Oliver Baker, a friend from St Andrew’s University in Scotland, where the royal couple met, and William’s long-time aide Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former soldier in the elite SAS army unit.Despite speculation Prince Harry and Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton were not named as godparents.A handful of royal fans camped overnight outside the palace hoping for a glimpse.In the House of Commons, Prime Minister David Cameron urged lawmakers to “join me in celebrating” the event.Holy water from the River JordanPic: John Stillwell/PA Wire The christening will be held in private, a sharp contrast to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s lavish 2011 wedding, which was broadcast live on televisions across the world.It is a sign of how closely they guard the privacy of the prince, who has not been seen in public since leaving hospital in the glare of hundreds of cameras after his birth on July 22.An official photograph by celebrity snapper Jason Bell will be released to the public tomorrow.The queen, 87, will attend with her 92-year-old husband Prince Philip, Charles and his wife Camilla and Prince Harry.Kate’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton and her siblings James and Pippa Middleton complete the small party.During the ceremony, Prince George will wear a lace gown and have holy water from the River Jordan poured on his head in what the Archbishop of Canterbury said was a “hugely important moment”.The religious service will be followed by a tea at Charles’s official London residence, Clarence House, where guests will be served a portion of William and Kate’s wedding cake.The only other photo of Prince George released to the public so far is a shot with William, Kate and the couple’s dog Lupo which Michael Middleton took in his family’s back garden.- © AFP, 2013Read: Kate and William release first official pictures of Prince George>
Google clame sa bonne foi auprès des Cnil européennesEurope – Le ton monte entre Google et les autorités européennes. Bien que la firme ait reconnu avoir collecté des informations personnelles “par erreur” via les connexions Wi-Fi de particuliers, celle-ci refuse de montrer ses disques durs. Forcément, ce n’est pas du goût de tout le monde.Google confirme que les voitures alimentant en données son logiciel Street View ont collecté par erreur des données personnelles grâce à des connexions Wi-Fi non sécurisées. A la demande des Cnil européennes (Commissions nationales de l’informatique et des libertés), l’entreprise de Mountain View doit supprimer ces informations. Cependant, cette dernière refuse de montrer ses disques durs. Face à ce refus, les autorités européennes ont fixé une date butoir, en l’occurrence le 26 mai, à laquelle Google devra apporter la preuve que les données en question sont bien effacées. Le géant américain souhaite a priori faire appel à une entreprise tierce, qui vérifiera que les contenus ont disparu de ses serveurs, tout en continuant à protéger la confidentialité des disques durs de l’entreprise. Le 19 mai 2010 à 12:49 • Emmanuel Perrin
Dimitri Payet insists that he had to go back to Marseille due to a nagging feeling that he was not done with the club yetThe French playmaker left Marseille in the summer of 2015 for West Ham United in a £10.7m deal.In his 18 months in London, Payet quickly went from a firm fan favourite to one of the most hated figures at the club when he tried to force a move away.Payet went on strike and eventually got his wish of a return to Marseille in January 2017 for £25m.Now the 31-year-old has shared his reasons for going back to the Stade Vélodrome.“I came back because I had this feeling: I had gone to West Ham without having finished my history with OM,” Payet told L’Equipe.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I knew where I would put my feet, that I would not be let go, that we would expect a lot from me.“I did not come back to be quiet, to be easy, otherwise I would have stayed in West Ham.”On now being Marseille captain, Payet added: “The captaincy, I did not expect it, it is an additional responsibility.“I came back for this stadium, these supporters, this city, I showed that I will do everything for this club, including important sacrifices.“I fully identify with this club.”Since returning to Marseille, Payet has managed 21 goals and 33 assists in 78 games across all competitions.
Posted: June 25, 2019 Ed Lenderman, June 25, 2019 Updated: 3:16 PM Ed Lenderman Mayor Faulconer’s 30th Street plan creates bike lanes and removes 420 parking spaces NORTH PARK (KUSI) – As many of you saw in an earlier KUSI report, there’s been push back from some businesses in North Park and South Park over the latest mobility plan from Mayor Kevin Faulconer. The plan involves creating protected bike lanes along busy 30th Street by taking away 420 parking spaces.Tuesday, we followed up with mobility advocates who say the plan is a good one and critics need to appreciate it in it’s entirety.Under the city’s aggressive Climate Action Plan is Mayor Faulconer’s mobility plan. The latest involves the neighborhoods of North Park and South Park and the lengthy thoroughfare connecting them that is 30th Street.The Mayor has directed the removal of 420 parking spaces on 30th in favor of protected bike lanes. The plan is tied to the replacement of a pipeline under the street, a project that is expected to be completed in the first three months of 2020.Colin Parent, the Executive Director of the mobility advocacy group, Circulate San Diego, told KUSI, “This is exactly the right time to be making these kinds of investments. The City is already ripping up the street, and taking away the parking. Why not do all we need to do at the same time.”There is no question that in recent years, these two adjacent neighborhoods have seen a resurgence: Small businesses, home ownership.And when the Mayor announced the plan, there was criticism in some quarters that businesses along 30th Street would suffer. Some owners told us they were legitimately worried about their futures.RELATED STORY: North Park businesses react to plan for 30th Street bike lanesBut the Mayor’s office points to what it says is an underutilized parking garage at 30th and University, along with parking conversions on side streets creating more than 70 additional spaces. What’s more the City is examining other side streets.We also note support for protected lanes by The North Park Planning Committee, North Park Main Street, the business improvement district for the area, and the mobility advocacy group Circulate San Diego.We also note that every time we do a story like this, whether its bicycles or mass transit, we hear from critics who say ridership will never justify cost. And many add, they don’t see a lot of bicyclists.We asked Colin Parent to respond. “It’s not just changing the mindset,” he told us. “It’s about allowing people to do something they would do, if the infrastructure were there. We don’t say we shouldn’t build a bridge across the river because no one is swimming across the river. You have reason to build the bridge for the pent up demand for people to cross, It’s the same thing with mass transit and bicycling. There are a lot of people who would choose it if the infrastructure was going where they want it to go.”Parent also claims those business owners who are worried need to appreciate that a customer lost because of the lost convenience of a front door parking space will be replaced by more customers because you can park a lot more bicycles in that area.The City of San Diego’s Memorandum on the 30th Street Bike Lane Plan can be read here Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
As part of the festivities for National Agriculture Week, ASA joined our counterpart farm groups for a series of events leading up to and following Ag Day on Tuesday, March 25.On Monday, ASA attended a discussion featuring Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman and recent Soy Champion honoree Debbie Stabenow and hosted by AgriPulse President Sara Wyant. Following the discussion was a celebration of AgriPulse’s tenth anniversary.Tuesday brought a special unveiling of a new statue in the U.S. Capitol. Iowa chose to honor biotechnology pioneer and Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug with one of the two statues each state is granted in the Capitol. Following the unveiling, ASA attended the annual Ag Day Luncheon at the Russell Senate Office Building, a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance panel on young farmers and ranchers, and interacted with college delegates from the Agriculture Future of America at AFA’s annual Policy Institute dinner.On Wednesday, ASA representatives attended a special screening of the new documentary “Farmland”, which is scheduled for release later this year.For more on Ag Day, visit www.AgDay.org
SPOKANE — Prosecutors are seeking just one trial for two Spokane teenagers accused of beating a World War II veteran to death.Both 16-year-old Demetruis Glenn and 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard face charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. They could face life in prison if convicted.Prosecutors this week said the two should be tried together for the crime.Both teens are charged in the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton in his car outside the Eagles Ice Arena in Spokane on Aug. 21.The defendants contend Belton shorted them on a deal for crack cocaine.Trial is set to begin on Nov. 4.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. File photoToday (Thursday), 28 September, marks the 71st birthday of prime minister and Bangladesh Awami League president Sheikh Hasina.Sheikh Hasina, the eldest of the five children of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa, was born at Tungipara of Gopalganj in the then Faridpur district on this day in 1947.Like previous years, Awami League and its affiliated organisations are scheduled to be celebrating the day through organising various humanitarian events and activities and discussions on the life and achievements of Sheikh Hasina.There will also be cultural events and milad and doa mahfils in the capital city and in different parts of the country.Special prayers at mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and other religious places across the country will also be offered seeking divine blessings for good health and long life of the premier, who is now in the United States in connection with the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session. The prime minister will return home on 5 October.Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader called upon the party leaders, workers, supporters and well-wishers to celebrate the 71st birthday of the premier by arranging different events including special prayers, milad and doa mahfils.On the 71st birthday of Sheikh Hasina, all the government hospitals and healthcare centres will remain open for two more hours for providing health services for more patients and the people who are in need of necessary health services, according to the health and family welfare ministry.There will be a special milad and doa mahfil at the Baitul Mukarram national mosque today.On the day, Dhaka South City Awami League will organise a discussion on the life and achievements of the premier at the Engineers’ Institution in the capital city at 3pm.Marking the day, the relief and social welfare sub-committee of the Awami League will distribute rickshaw-vans and food among the poor and destitute at Bangabandhu Bhaban at 9 am. Under the same programme, special meals will be distributed to the inmates of Azimpur orphanage and students of different schools in the capital later on the day.Prominent citizens including educationalists, economists, writers, physicians and cultural personalities have already wished good health and long life of Sheikh Hasina, who is leading the country as the prime minister for the second consecutive five-year term.Sheikh Hasina spent much of her childhood in the small hamlet where she was born. She started her schooling there. In 1954 when Bangabandhu was elected a legislator the family relocated to Dhaka.She was admitted to what is now Sher-e-Bangla Girls’ School and College and later to Azimpur Girls’ High School from where she completed her secondary education in 1965. She was then admitted to what is now Badrunnessa Government Girls’ College.During her Bachelor’s course she was elected vice-president of the students’ union of Eden Girls’ College. (Badrunnessa and Eden Girls’ College was one college in those days.) Later, she enrolled on her Masters’ program at the Bengali department of Dhaka University.As a student leader, Sheikh Hasina actively took part in the six-point movement of 1966 and the student movement of 1969 which saw the abdication of General Ayub Khan.In 1968, with the blessings of her imprisoned father, Sheikh Hasina was married to nuclear scientist Wazed Miah.During the Liberation War, Sheikh Hasina and her family were interned in a house in Dhaka. On 27 July 1971 her first child, Sajib Wazed Joy was born. Her second child Saima Wazed Hossain was born on 9 December 1972. After the assassination of her parents in 1975, Sheikh Hasina and her family was offered political asylum in India, where she stayed till 1981 when she was elected president of the Awami League in absentia.Following her election in February 1981, she came back to the country on 17 May 1981 when she was greeted by a mammoth crowd that extended from the Airport to Farm Gate and Manik Miah Avenue where she addressed a public meeting.In the 1986 parliamentary election, she was elected to parliament from three different constituencies. After the overthrow of autocracy in 1990 she was elected leader of the opposition in the general elections that followed.In 1996, 21 years after her father was assassinated, she led the Awami League to power and became the prime minister. In 2008, she led the Grand Alliance to a thumping victory with 90 per cent of parliament seats.On 21 August 2004, Sheikh Hasina, who was then Leader of the Opposition for the second time, barely escaped an attempt on her life as grenades were lobbed at her public meeting on Bangabandhu Avenue. Although she survived the attack, at least 24 of those attending the meeting died and over 200 were injured, many of them Awami League leaders.Sheikh Hasina was once again elected prime minister in the general elections of 5 January 2014.Under her leadership, Bangladesh has become a role model for development, attaining steady economic growth, becoming self-reliant in staple food-grain and making significant progress in the fields of women empowerment, agriculture, education, health, rural infrastructure, communication, energy and power, trade and commerce, ICT and the SME sectors.Her most recent role in providing humanitarian support to thousands of Rohingyas drew accolade from global leaders, institutions and personalities.Sheikh Hasina has also been honoured with various honourary degrees, accolades and awards in recognition of her leadership excellence and intellectual flair. These include: honorary Doctor of Laws by the Waseda University of Japan, honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Liberal Arts by University of Abertay Dundee, UK; honorary Degree of Desikottama by Visva-Bharati University of West Bengal, India, honorary Doctor of Laws by the Australian National University, honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the Bridgeport University, USA; honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Dhaka, Paul Haris Fellowship by the Rotary International, UNESCO’s Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize in 1998, M K Gandhi Award in 1998, Mother Teresa Award in 1998 and 2006, Pearl S. Buck Award by Randolph Macon Women’s College of USA in 1999, CERES Medal in 1999, UN Award for MDG achievement (child mortality) in 2010, Indira Gandhi Peace Prize in 2009, South-South Award in 2011, UN Award for MDG Achievement in 2013, Rotary Peace Prize in 2013, Tree of Peace in 2014, ICT Sustainable Development Award in 2015, Champions of the Earth in 2015, Agent of Change Award in 2016 and Planet 50-50 Champion in 2016.
Kolkata: The family members of Suraj Bhuniya, a 3-year-old deaf and dumb boy from an obscure village in South 24-Parganas, had almost lost hope that their boy would ever be able to utter a word again.They saw a ray of hope when the doctors of R G Kar Medical College and Hospital informed them that the boy would be able to speak following a cochlear implant surgery, that too without spending a penny from their pockets.The doctors had performed necessary tests on the boy and confirmed that the surgery can be performed. The boy is a resident of Mahendranagar village of South Gopal Nagar in the district. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA team of doctors of the ENT department of the hospital on Thursday successfully conducted the cochlear implant on the patient at completely free of cost. It was not possible for the family members of the 3-year-old boy to conduct the surgery from a private hospital as it would cost them anything between 7-12 lakh. It was never possible for a lower middle class family like Bhuniya’s to arrange such a huge amount.Some of their neighbours told Dibyendu Bhuniya, father of the boy to take him to the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital where Cochlear implant is done. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants bypass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.According to hospital sources, this is the 27th case where a cochlear implant was done successfully on a patient.Children below six years are entitled to undergo the surgery at completely free of cost in RG Kar Medical College and Hospital and some other state-run hospitals. The scheme is run jointly by the Centre and state government. The Centre provides the device, while the state government bears all other expenses including the medicines and OT charges. The team of doctors that carried out the surgery comprised Dr IN Kundu, Dr S Ghosh, Dr Kuntal Maity and Dr MK Singh. The head of the ENT department, Prof Dr SK Basu said before conducting the surgery some mental tests were performed on the boy after he was brought to the hospital on Wednesday. The doctors acted promptly and performed the surgery on Thursday. According to Basu, the surgery was successful and the boy will be able to speak and hear in three weeks after going through training.The patient will, however, be released from the hospital within 7 days.The cochlear implant technology can help people who have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears, receive little or no benefit from hearing aids and score 50% or less on sentence recognition tests done by hearing professionals in the ear to be implanted.
Get ready for one of the biggest musical treats this season. Indian Council for Cultural Relations in association with New Delhi Municipal Corporation is organising ‘Delhi International Jazz Festival 2019’.Set to begin from March 1, 2019, in the majestic city of monuments – the music festival, which is popularly known for its grandeur and glamour, promises to be much bigger with strikingly beautiful venue and soulful performances by renowned bands and artists for three days. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn previous seven editions, the festival has witnessed a footfall of more than 1,00,000 people visiting from different parts of the world. And, it assures an interesting itinerary with artistes from Germany, Mauritius, Israel, Korea, Morocco, Spain, Thailand, Syria, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Austria and India, giving music lovers a taste of jazz, this year. The musical event will witness impressive bands with a line-up of renowned artists from all across the world. For the official annnouncement of the event, Akhilesh Mishra, Director, General, Indian Council Of Cultural relations will be holding a press conference on February 26, at ICCR.