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Monster scorer Phelps back as Phoenix kicks off bid vs Kia

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Eugene Phelps. PBA IMAGESEugene Phelps breached the 50-point mark the last two times he played in a PBA tournament opener.The high-volume scorer from Los Angeles, California, intends to sustain that streak as the Fuel Masters tangle with the Kia Picanto at the start of the import-laced Governors Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES View comments After that 4:15 p.m. opener, the Alaska Aces and the NLEX Road Warriors take centerstage with the Aces raring to break a miserable string of games after closing their Commissioner’s Cup campaign with eight consecutive losses.They’ll bring in a familiar face in LaDontae Henton, who led the Aces to the playoffs in the previous Governors Cup, where they were sidetracked by the twice-to-beat Barangay Ginebra Kings in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFollowing his double-double average stint for Alaska, Henton brought his act to the NBA D-League after being picked 10th overall by the Santa Cruz Warriors. There, the former Providence standout tallied 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in 40 games.The Road Warriors, meanwhile, will unveil Aaron Fuller, an undersized power forward out of University of Southern California. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Finishing the Commissioner’s Cup at the bottom of the 12-team standings, NLEX has nowhere to go but up and coach Yeng Guiao brought in Fuller early at the tailend of the previous reinforced tournament to get him battle-ready right away.Fuller, who met the 6-foot-5 conference limit for imports despite being listed 6-6, went unnoticed in the 2013 NBA Draft and last played in the Mexican pro league.With Markeith Cummings suiting up, the Picanto are also thrilled at the prospect of making the playoffs following a forgettable 3-8 record for an early exit last conference.Cummings first burst into the PBA limelight by leading GlobalPort to a quarterfinal appearance in the same season-ending tournament four years ago.The NBA D-League veteran—who also played in Poland, Egypt and, recently, Lebanon—averaged 28.7 points on 60.1 percent shooting and 45.2 percent from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Tanduay books quarters seatlast_img read more

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Yeng Guiao early ejection ‘blessing in disguise’ for NLEX in crucial win

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte That key stretch allowed NLEX to pull away, 50-36, as they took total control for the rest of the way.READ: PBA: Even with Yeng Guiao thrown out, NLEX still overpowers Alaska FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Coach Jolas (Jojo Lastimosa) did an excellent job taking over from plus the guys stepped up,” Guiao told reporters after the game.“But really it was really our defense that did it for us. I was pretty confident that even if I was not there, as long as we execute the game plan, we’ll be okay because the team was really well prepared defensively against Alaska.” NLEX’s defense held Alaska to just 29 percent from the field, including 5-of-23 from long range.Guiao added the timing was also right for NLEX, which played Alaska on one of its worst days.READ: Yeng Guiao ejected in 2nd quarter of crucial NLEX game“We played good defense and we caught Alaska on a really bad night,” he said.“We played probably our best defensive game on their off night so that’s what happens.”ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief View comments Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX head coach Yeng Guiao’s early ejection against Alaska on Wednesday may have just been what the Road Warriors needed after all.The Road Warriors steamrolled the Aces, 91-70, thanks in large part to a 14-5 run that immediately came right after Guiao got tossed at the 5:19 mark of the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash US soccer stars Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris confirm engagement P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Guiao also said NLEX had an extra motivation to win since its CEO Rod Franco just celebrated his 60th birthday.“We really wanted to win one for him and I’m sure he’ll be happy with the win,” he said.It was also a crucial victory for the Road Warriors, who are desperate to provide their quarterfinals bid a much-needed push.NLEX improved to 3-5 and tied Meralco in ninth place with only three games left.“Today’s game could be a good sign because we really need to win the next three games so we need this confidence boost to be able to have a chance.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Shiva Thapa, Sachin Siwach Reach Finals at Men’s National Boxing Championships

first_imgBaddi: There were no surprises on Day 6 as all the top boxers, led by Sachin Siwach (57kg) and Shiva Thapa (63kg), comfortably marched into the finals of the ongoing 4th Elite Mens National Boxing Championships at the Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technology on Wednesday.With 20 bouts being played, Railways’ Sachin Siwach (57 kg) continued his winning run as he defeated Punjab’s Sagar Chand 5-0. The India Open silver medallist began slowly and started becoming more aggressive towards the end of the first round before dominating the bout. In the other semi-final in the bantamweight category, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammad Hussamuddin clinched an easy 5-0 win against Rajasthan’s Roshan Sain. The Services boxer will face Sachin Siwach in a highly-anticipated final on Thursday.Assam’s Shiva Thapa (63kg) staved off the challenge of last year’s silver medallist Abhishek Yadav and notched up a unanimous win. Shiva stayed low against his tall and muscular opponent from Uttar Pradesh to deliver his combination blows. He will play for the gold medal against Services’ Akash who defeated President’s Cup gold medallist Ankush Dahiya 3-2 in a close bout.Railways’ Rohit Tokas (75 kg), who defeated Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar in the pre-quarter final on Tuesday, also walked home with an easy 5-0 win over Rohit of All India Police.Haryana’s Ankit Khatana blanked Chandigarh’s Pankaj Chauhan 5-0 in a one-sided bout and will face Rohit Tokas for the gold medal on Thursday.Railways’ Naman Tanwar (91kg) continued his flawless run as he trounced Uttarakhand’s Kapil Pokhariya 5-0 to set up a rematch of the 2019 India Open final against Sumit Sangwan who would be looking to avenge his defeat On Thursday.Services boxer PL Prasad (52kg) displayed his superior form and skills to bag an easy 5-0 win over Sparash Kumar of Punjab.Gujarat’s Jayesh Desai (69kg) edged past All India Police’s Parmod Kumar 3-2 in a close bout.The finals will see 8 boxers from Services and 5 boxers from Railways fight for the top honours On Thursday. Services, who won 8 gold medals and bagged the top position last year, will be looking to defend their title this year. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. FinalMen’s BoxingNational Boxing ChampionshipsSachin Siwach First Published: October 9, 2019, 11:02 PM ISTlast_img read more

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RS-FAREWELL 3

first_imgV P Singh Badnore (BJP) raised the issue ofV P Singh Badnore (BJP) raised the issue of disruptions of the House and demanded that members creating ruckus and stalling the proceedings be penalised.”It is a matter of shame and we hang our heads in shame when we disturb the House. We should evolve a system whereby if members come to the Well and disturb, they should not be allowed to come to the House for the next two days,” he said urging Chairman Hamid Ansari to act against such members.Chairman Hamid Ansari merely remarked, “the rules are made by the members.”Ansari said parting is painful and more so when it involves a colleague and friend. He said every member retiring has “contributed significantly”.Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said politicians dont retire and end of term in Rajya Sabha does not mean retirement from public life. While some may come back, others may change positions.”All members have significantly contributed in enriching the House,” he said.On a lighter note, Kurien said in his sincerity of running the House, he may have been harsh on some members but it was in spur of moment and he continues to be good friends will all of them outside.Sharad Yadav, a parliamentarian for almost four decades, said “members in large numbers are retiring today and my number has also come” but added that in politics there is no such thing as “farewell”.He said a large number of members have contributed towards nation building, but the country is yet to reach the place where it should have been. The level of development is not uniform across the country.advertisementIn a brief speech, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (TMC) quoted the first stanza of a Bombay Ka Babu song by Mukesh to convey his wishes to the retiring members. O janewale ho sake toh laut ke aana (You are going, if possible do come back).Mayawati said political parties asked the retiring members not to feel saddened today and said that it is their responsibility to use this experience to work for their parties and the country.Vishambhar Pradad Nisad (SP) said he belongs to a poor family and had come to know from TV that his party had selected him for Rajya Sabha. MORE PTI NKD ANZ RTlast_img read more

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Alexander Zverev signals arrival, beats Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open

first_imgAlexander Zverev signaled his anticipated arrival among the tennis elite by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the Italian Open.The 20-year-old Zverev became the youngest player to win a Masters 1000 event since Djokovic won in Miami a decade ago at 19.”It’s nice to know that I can compete and play and win the biggest tournaments on tour against the biggest players on tour,” Zverev said.Zverev broke in the very first game and was never really challenged by Djokovic, who appeared drained after having to win two matches a day earlier to reach the final.”He’s making his mark already,” Djokovic said. “Today winning one of the biggest tournaments – absolutely deserved. Played great, served great. On the other hand, he didn’t get much from my side. I played very poor today. Just couldn’t find any rhythm.”Djokovic committed nearly twice as many unforced errors as Zverev – 27 to 14.The match lasted 1 hour, 21 minutes.Afterward, Djokovic announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts next Sunday.”We are both excited to work together and see where it takes us,” Djokovic said. “We don’t have any long-term commitment. It’s just us trying to get to know each other in Paris a little bit.”The title will move Zverev up to a career-high No. 10 in the rankings Monday and place him among the contenders for Roland Garros. It will also add credibility to the belief by many tennis experts that Zverev will reach No. 1 some day.advertisement”If I have only half of the career Novak has had, I’ll be fine,” Zverev said when asked if he can follow in Djokovic’s footsteps.Tennis great Rod Laver presented Zverev with the trophy.”Getting the trophy from Mr. Laver is something very special and something I’ll remember for the rest of my career,” Zverev said.Earlier, Elina Svitolina surged to No. 1 in the season-long rankings race by beating Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the women’s final.It was a tour-best fourth title this year for Svitolina and the most prestigious trophy of her young career. The 22-year-old Ukrainian also leads the tour with 31 match wins this season.”Every day I’m just trying to work on my mental part, my physical, my tennis,” Svitolina said. “Everything just came together and I’m very happy that it’s happened in such a big tournament.”The fourth-ranked Halep was in full control and serving for the first set at 5-2 when she rolled her right ankle while sliding over what appeared to be a small hole in the Foro Italico stadium court.While Halep was able to eventually win the opening set, she required treatment to her ankle from a trainer twice and was late getting to shots as the match wore on.”Sorry guys for third set,” Halep told the crowd. “It was a little tough for me to get through but Elina played great.”Halep was playing in her second clay-court final in two weeks after winning the title in Madrid last Sunday.Svitolina also required medical treatment from a trainer midway through the second set, for an apparent problem with her left leg.”Hopefully we’ll recover, me and Simona, because we’re struggling a bit physically,” Svitolina said.During the post-match presentation, Svitolina dropped the cover of the silver trophy on to the red clay court, prompting her to say, “Oops.”The first two sets featured long, nervous baseline rallies in which both players waited for their opponent to commit errors.”It was very tough first two sets and I’m really happy that it’s all finished,” Svitolina said.last_img read more

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Manika Batra sets sights on her next goal: Olympic medal for India

first_imgWrestlers, shooter, weightlifters have always done well at Commonwealth Games for India, but it was the paddlers who helped India finish third in the final standing at Gold Coast with 66 medals. India’s table tennis players won a record eight medals and at the forefront of this historic performance was Manika Batra.Batra, now fondly called the golden girl of Indian table tennis, won four medals including the singles gold and women’s team gold. On her way to the yellow metal, Batra defeated then world No. 4 and three-time Olympic medallist Feng Tianwei of Singapore as the lesser-fancied sport made headlines in India.Only 23, the Delhi girl has emerged as the face of the sport in the country. But for Batra, there’s still a lot to achieve.”A lot has changed. More people are now interested in the game, which is good. Also, I am enjoying the recognition that I have got,” Batra told IndiaToday.in.”But the focus is on the game. I don’t want to let down the people who have pinned their hope on me. Commonwealth Games was good but the target now is to continue performing well.”Also read – Manika Batra, glamour girl of Indian table tennis, becomes a Games legendWith the historic outing in CWG and good performances against top players in Ultimate Table Tennis, the paddler is aware that she is no more an unknown name. Batra said she is working with her coach to bring in necessary changes in her style of play to stay ahead of her opponents.advertisement”The CWG put the focus on me and a lot of overseas players would have noticed me,” said the paddler. “So, immediately after the tournament I started working on my game along with the coach. I have started to make technical changes to my game. The focus is more on my forehand, so I attack more now.”Also read – Manika Batra accepts Prime Minister Modi’s fitness challenge”If I have to beat the best players I need to be quick on my feet, will need fast reflexes. So, there’s a lot of focus on my fitness also,” the 23-year-old added.The next challenge on her hand is UTT – India’s first-ever professional table tennis league. The CWG gold medallist is representing Dabang Smashers this time and hopes to giver her best for her new team.Also read – Exclusive: England table tennis star Pitchford aims for another UTT title”We have got great mix of young talent and experience players. So, I am very happy with the team and we will give our best and aim to is to do everything possible to win the title. Last year was very good for me, I defeated some very big players. I would love to repeat that,” Batra said.Asker about the upcoming Asian Games challenge and her future goals, Batra said: “Asian Games is going to be a lot more tougher than the CWG. I would want to do well in the tournament. The aim is to break in the top-40 in the world and in the long run, I want to win an Olympic medal for India.”Also read – We have put India on table tennis World map: G Sathiyan to India TodayThe young paddler received numerous modelling offers during her college time and the offers continue to come in, but for Batra table tennis comes first. However, the 23-year-old would want to try out new things after she hangs up her racquet.”Even in college, table tennis was my first love and I am completely focused on the game. Offers do come in but it’s handled by my manager, while I try to think only thing about my game. I will think about other things in the future and not now,” she signed off.last_img read more

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Bitter pill to swallow: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World Cup 2019

first_imgBillions across the world were left heartbroken on Wednesday after India crashed out of the World Cup 2019 after their 18-run loss against New Zealand in the first semi-final in Manchester.India got bowled out for 221 in 49.3 overs in pursuit of 240 after the match was forced into the reserve day following the rain interruption on Tuesday.New Zealand resumed their innings from 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs and managed to add 28 runs to their overnight total from 23 deliveries with Ross Taylor (74) and captain Kane Williamson (67) making significant contributions for their team.India in replay got off to a disastrous start after Matt Henry and Trent Boult removed the top-three of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli within 3.1 overs with all three contributing 1-run each.Rishabh Pant (32) and Hardik Pandya (32) then steadied the innings with a 47-run partnership for the fifth wicket before Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni got together to take the team agonisingly close to the target.Jadeja played a valiant knock of 77 off 59 balls while Dhoni made 50 off 72 but once they departed the chase just fell apart for India and they eventually got bowled out for 221.Respect between two masters, after an epic tussle #CWC19 | #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/0O1HvkP6TUCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019″Sport is cruel yes sometimes it shows you those days. This was a fantastic team to go all the way and lift the trophy but there are no guarantees in sport and no retakes either. Just one of those disappointing days when you have to swallow that bitter pill.advertisement”But we cannot be so critical with one failure. We cannot forget that we won 7 out of 8 games (in the league stage). .Yes all the teams have bad games, England also lost. They lost to Sri Lanka. We can’t be harsh on our team, it is a disappointing day but it’s a bitter pill to swallow,” a dejected Sachin Tendulkar told India Today.New Zealand v India in recent World Cups:1992:1999:2003:2019:India’s bogey team? #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/DKdGYVkXPOCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019Tendulkar felt that the players will need some time to get over this disappointment.”It’s a tough time for everyone, we all have expectations and dreams. All I can say is, it’s been a tough day. How bad they must be feeling in the dressing room. I fully agree that we should have chased 240. 10 out of 10 times we would have taken that.”Time is the greatest healer, we just have to wait for a while, step aside a little bit, give yourself some time and then take a call.”Not just for Virat (Kohli) and Rohit (Sharma), we have got 15 members in the squad along with the support staff. They have been working constantly behind the scenes. Everyone will be equally disappointed. As an Indian it is disappointing and heartbreaking,” Tendulkar said.Also Read | MS Dhoni could have batted at No. 5 instead of Hardik, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Virat Kohli reacts to reporter’s question on MS Dhoni retirement speculationAlso See:last_img read more

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Value of Mineral Industry Increases

first_imgThe number of mining-related jobs in Nova Scotia has increased in recent years, as has the amount of money being spent on exploration, says an update of the report on the Economic Impact of the Mineral Industry in Nova Scotia. “This updated report confirms what the original report told us in 2006: that mining and mineral-related operations continue to play an important role in the rural economy of Nova Scotia,” said Natural Resources Minister David Morse. “It is also clear that the province is benefitting economically from strong commodity prices and increased demand for metals and minerals.” The update was prepared by original report authors Gardner-Pinfold Consulting and Conestoga-Rovers and Associates. It includes information based on 2006 statistics. The original report’s conclusions were based on 2002 statistics. The 2008 document shows that 6,340 people had direct or spin-off jobs in the minerals industry in 2006, up from 5,260 in 2002. The contribution to Gross Domestic Product has also increased by about 20 per cent, to more than $488 million in 2006 from about $400 million in 2002. A wide variety of processed mineral products are manufactured in Nova Scotia, including clay products, Portland cement, ready-mix concrete, brick and marble products, building stone and slate, gypsum wallboard and salt. The items with the highest primary production values continue to be gypsum, crushed stone and salt. The study is available on the Department of Natural Resources website at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/meb .last_img read more

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UNESCO gives Canada new deadline to preserve Wood Buffalo National Park

first_imgThe United Nations body that oversees world heritage sites has given Canada a new deadline to address problems in the country’s largest national park.At a meeting this week in Azerbaijan, UNESCO praised Canada for measures it has taken to stop the deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park.But UNESCO also expressed serious concern about impacts piling up from hydro development in British Columbia and dozens of oilsands projects in Alberta — one planned for 30 kilometres from the park’s boundary.UNESCO says it needs a full report on the effects of B.C. Hydro’s Site C development on the Peace River, as well as an assessment of risks posed by more than a trillion litres of oilsands tailings in upstream ponds.It has given Canada until December 2020 to report on progress.If it isn’t satisfactory, UNESCO says the park could end up on the list of world heritage sites in danger. Ottawa has already completed a lengthy report on the park that found that 15 out of 17 measures of ecological health were declining, mostly due to decreasing water flows.Wood Buffalo, with 45,000 square kilometres of grasslands, wetlands and waterways on the Alberta-Northwest Territories boundary, is one of the world’s largest freshwater deltas and breeding grounds for millions of migratory birds from four continental flyways.First Nations depend on the area. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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An Evening With Suggs And Friends For Pancreatic Cancer UK

first_imgMadness and Rudimental will perform to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK early next month.An Evening With Suggs And FriendsThe “An Evening With Suggs And Friends” concert will take place at Emirates Stadium in London on March 12, and will include champagne reception, dinner and auction.Tickets can be found here.last_img

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett wants balance stability on tariffs

DETROIT — Ford CEO Jim Hackett is hoping for balance and stability in what is now an unstable tariff environment.Hackett says businesses want equilibrium on tariffs, and President Donald Trump is working hard on that as his administration negotiates trade deals. Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on imported autos, singling out China, Europe and recently Mexico.The Ford CEO told the Detroit Economic Club Tuesday that trade with the U.S. is one-sided and needs to be modernized. He expects to see the matter resolved this year.Hackett also says Ford will be ready for the next recession as it restructures to make its business more fit. The company is currently shifting away from sedans in the U.S. and cutting thousands of white-collar jobs.The Associated Press

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UN joins forces with Mediterranean nations to promote sustainable agriculture

The collaboration between the FAO and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) seeks to expedite the modernization of irrigation in the region and prevent forest fires.The Mediterranean could become a free trade area next year, triggering fears that this could lead to pest dissemination. The FAO-CIHEAM partnership aims to control pest entrance and spread in the region by introducing harmonized protocols of pest monitoring.Founded in 1962, CIHEAM comprises 13 Mediterranean member countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia and Turkey. 8 January 2009The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced its new partnership with a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization to promote crops and improve fisheries, among other sustainable activities. read more

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FEATURE Respect Rules of War– leaders urged to recommit to protecting civilians

This question will be guiding discussions at the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit(WHS), taking place on 23 and 24 May in Istanbul, Turkey. More than 125 leaders are meeting to address some of the globe’s most pressing issues, with the urgent goal of alleviating the suffering of millions of people.According to the UN, the brutality of today’s armed conflicts and the lack of respect for the fundamental rules of international humanitarian law “threaten to unravel 150 years of achievements and cause a regression to an era of war without limits.”In Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Agenda for Humanity, a guiding document for the Summit in which he calls for people’s safety, dignity and right to thrive, world leaders are being asked to commit to five core responsibilities, including the respect of rules of war, core responsibility #2.The UN chief is insisting that UN Member States seize the opportunity at WHS to recommit to protecting civilians by respecting the rules that they have already agreed upon.In the following audio slide show, Hannah Tonkin, who works for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), describes what happens when States don’t respect these laws.The UN estimates that an appalling 92 per cent of people killed or injured by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas are civilians. In 2014, 80 per cent of recorded landmine and explosive remnant of war casualties were civilian, with an incidence rate of 10 casualties per day, most of them children.“Flouting the most basic rules governing the conduct of war has become contagious, creating further risks that their application will be reinterpreted and blurred,” Mr. Ban warned in the Agenda. “When States disrespect or undermine international humanitarian and human rights law, including through expansive interpretations, other States and non-State actors regard it as an invitation to do the same,” he added.OCHA is underlining that core responsibility #2 is not about creating new obligations or restating the obligations that already exist – it is about taking concrete action to enhance compliance with the obligations that already exist, and which are in place to protect humanity. read more

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MINI announces the production of two new models

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said: “The production of the two new MINI models is very good news for Oxford, and for the UK car industry. It is a demonstration of BMW’s long-term commitment to the UK as it celebrates its 50th birthday this year.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Dr Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG has announced that two new MINI models are to be built at the MINI plant in Oxford. Confirming the production plan during his two-day visit to BMW Group UK operations earlier this week, Reithofer explained that one of the models will be based on the MINI Coupé Concept and a concept of the second vehicle will be unveiled for the first time to media at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September. The start dates for the two new models to enter production will be confirmed in due course. The plant in Oxford currently builds three versions of the MINI and employs around 4,000 workers. read more

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Braxton Miller to be a game time decision against California

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) hands the ball off during a game against Buffalo Aug. 31, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 40-20.Credit: Ritika Shah / Assistant photo editorOhio State football coach Urban Meyer said whether or not to play Braxton Miller will be a game time decision for Saturday’s matchup against California (1-1).Meyer said he remains fairly optimistic Miller will be available come game time. Miller left last weekend’s win over San Diego State with a sprained left MCL, but has been practicing in limited fashion this week with a support on his injured knee.“(His knee’s) a little unstable. He’s getting used to that brace,” Meyer said Wednesday after practice.Meyer also said he and his staff would have a better sense of Miller’s progress as the week went on, but that ultimately the decision of who will start at quarterback will be made near the time of Saturday’s kickoff.When asked, Meyer did not rule out the possibility of starting redshirt-senior backup quarterback Kenny Guiton.Some of Miller’s defensive teammates said he looked decent on the practice field this week.“Braxton looks good, I’ve seen him throw the ball a few times. I think he’s really just focused on getting back so he can be ready,” said senior safety Christian Bryant.Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier said Miller has not been testing his knee the past couple of days, but he has been working on other facets of his game.“He looked like Braxton, throwing the ball and everything. He didn’t really do too much running.”Aside from the questionable status of their signal caller’s left knee, multiple players said they are right where they want to be in preparation for their first road test of the season.“We’ve been locked in since Tuesday,” Bryant said, then added the team had “great practices” both Tuesday and Wednesday.Shazier said the first road game of the year is a good test for the underclassmen on the squad.“We’re just going to see how some of the guys (react) going on the road to another environment,” Shazier said. “It’s going to help us build for this season, for when we have to travel.”OSU is set to take on the Golden Bears at 7 p.m. Saturday in Berkeley, Calif. read more

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Ed Sheeran why dont more men wear engagement rings

first_imgWith 20 million followers on social media, Sheeran is an influential figure. Whether he can persuade men to follow his lead and wear an engagement ring remains to be seen.The majority of men do wear wedding bands, but for some they remain beyond the pale. The Duke of Cambridge does not have one because he does not like wearing jewellery, Kensington Palace sources said. Prince Harry is expected to follow suit when he marries Meghan Markle later this year. The Prince of Wales wears no wedding ring but does wear a signet ring on his left hand. It is a subject that divides men: to wear or not to wear a wedding ring?Thanks to Ed Sheeran, another dilemma could soon be looming. The UK’s biggest-selling pop star has chosen to wear an engagement ring, saying he does not understand why they are the preserve of women.Sheeran, 27, who announced his engagement to childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn last month, showed off the band on the red carpet at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night.He explained: “I never saw why men didn’t wear engagement rings, because it’s the same commitment either way.“Cherry made it for me herself out of silver clay and I really like it.” High Street jewellers H Samuel and Beaverbrooks offer a selection of men’s engagement rings. At the more luxury end of the market, de Beers have unisex diamond “promise rings” .When Sheeran was first seen wearing the ring earlier in the week, fans wondered if he had secretly wed. He said that was not the case, but added that if he does marry it will be a private affair: “It will be a situation where no one knows.” Sheeran said his fiancee Cherry Seaborn made the ring for himCredit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock Show more center_img Engagement rings date back to ancient times and traditionally have been worn by women only. They were a sign that a woman was ‘taken’ but also represented a financial transaction. Until the 1930s in the US, a woman could sue for damages if her fiance broke off the engagement. Unlikely to marry again because she was seen as damaged goods, the jilted fiancee could keep the ring as compensation.With 20 million followers on social media, Sheeran is an influential figure. But while he might push the trend for men wearing engagement rings, he has not started it.Another singer, Michael Buble, sported one in 2010 before marrying his Argentinian fiancee, Luisana Lopilato. “The boy also wears the engagement ring [in Argentina]. That’s what she tells me anyway,” he said at the time. Ed Sheeran engagement ring He announce his engagement on social media, saying: “Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well.”The couple met at school in Framlingham, Suffolk, when Sheeran had a “crush” on Seaborn. They stayed in touch and became romantically involved in 2015, when they were in the US at the same time and Sheeran invited Seaborn to a Fourth of July party at the home of his friend, singer Taylor Swift.His song, Perfect, was written about her.Seaborn, a consultant with Deloitte, accompanied Sheeran to the Brit Awards. He was there to collect the Global Success award as the biggest-selling UK artist abroad.last_img read more

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Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research

first_img Share440 Tweet Email3 Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3850288 OVER 600 dogs and cats have been rehomed by the ISPCA following the closure of a research facility in Co Mayo.A total of 603 animals – 346 dogs and 257 cats – were rescued. One of the beagles that has been rehomed by the ISPCA Source: ISPCAThe ISPCA was first approached by Charles River Laboratories in August 2016 to discuss the possibility of rehoming as many of the animals as possible. Following a series of meetings, an agreement was research on the most effective way of rehoming the animals.Animal care staff were retained after the closure of the facility to enable the animals to be cared for until they could be processed for release.All the dogs and cats had to be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and health checked by veterinary surgeons before they could be removed from the facility for rehoming.Many of the dogs also required to be socialised before being introduced to their new environment. This included training the dogs to walk on a leash.A new outdoor exercise area was created, complete with a living room equipped with a sofa and television so that the dogs could adapt to their new homes in due course. 20,013 Views By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img This is Annie, another one of the rehomed beagles Source: ISPCAThe ISPCA said it realised that it would be difficult to deal with such a large number of dogs and cats and called on Dogs Trust Ireland and Cats Protection for their assistance.The process began in December 2016 when a small number of animals (10 dogs and 12 cats) were removed initially on a trial basis and transported to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre in Longford. It has taken over 12 months to remove all the animals from the facility.“The sheer volume of animals removed naturally put a strain on our resources and it was challenging at times but also hugely rewarding. When we receive photos and wonderful updates sent from the new pet owners… it is truly moving,” ISPCA centre manager Eva Ellis said. And this is Sugar, one of the rehomed cats Source: ISPCAThe ISPCA expressed its gratitude to the public who responded to its appeal for homes.The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.“The ISPCA is appealing to anyone looking to get a new pet to always consider adopting from a rescue rather than buying one,” a statement from the charity said.For more information, people can contact the ISPCA on 043 332 5035 or info@ispca.ie.Read: Wrap up warm… Heavy rain and gusts of up to 100km/h to hit the countryMore: Judge says Julian Assange is not ‘above the normal rules of law’ and should be arrested 24 Comments Feb 13th 2018, 6:34 PM Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 6:34 PM Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats. last_img read more

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Pronia is hosting a number of free seminars on different social issues

first_imgPronia, advocates and carers of the Greek Australian community, are hosting a series of workshops focusing on a number of social issues that concern Greek Australians but also the community at large.The workshops are as follows:Gambling HarmPresenter: Adonis Maglis & guest presentation from EACH Community Legal CentreDate: Thursday 28 March 2019Location: Clayton Community Centre9-15 Cooke St ClaytonTime: 10.30 -12noonParenting after Separation Presenter: Adonis Maglis and Eleni NevilleDate: Friday 29 March 2019Location: RELATEWELL 102/398 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058Time: 10.00.00 -12 noonLoss and Grief Presenter: Adonis Maglis/ Anton AnagnostouDate: Thursday 2 May 2019Location: Clayton Community Centre9-15 Cooke St ClaytonTime: 10.30 -12noonBuilding strength in RelationshipsPresenter: Adonis Maglis and Denise TsirtsakisDate: Friday 3 May 2019Location: RelateWell 102/398 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058Time: 10.00.00 -12 noonElder Abuse Presenters: Denise Tsirtsakis & Adonis Maglis plus Guest Presenter from Family Mediation and Counselling Centre)Date: Thursday 20 June 2019Location: Clayton Community Centre, 9 -15 Cooke Street, ClaytonTime: 10.30am – 12pmGrief and lossPresenter: Adonis Maglis and Anton AnagnostouDate: Friday 21 June 2019Location: RelateWell 102/398 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058Time: 10.00.00 -12 noonIt is important to RSVP in order to reserve a spot for all sessions. Contact Adonis Maglis at Pronia on 93889998. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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WWE stars Nikki Cross and Killian Dain got married last Friday in

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Pinterest WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Cesaro Kurt Angle Six-months after WWE stars Nikki Cross and Killian Dain announced their engagement, the happy couple were officially married this past Friday in Glasgow, Scotland.Cross is currently on the Monday Night RAW roster, while Dain is on the NXT Brand.NXT and NXT UK stars and coaches were in attendance at the ceremony.Two of the best human beings on the planet @KillianDain @NikkiCrossWWE pic.twitter.com/iyuuBhP4gZ— Isla Dawn (@IslaDawn) June 22, 2019 Twitter NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Is WWE Losing Its Audience?last_img read more

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Mbappe reveals French Olympic dream

first_imgKylian Mbappe revealed that he next intends to star for France at the OlympicsThe 19-year-old striker has already risen to the top of the football world following his exploits at Russia in the summer, which saw France claim a second World Cup title.Over the past year alone, Mbappe has won every domestic honour available in his home country at Paris Saint-Germain with a club European title the only thing lacking from his already extensive trophy haul.However, speaking at his hometown of Bondy on Wednesday, Mbappe declared that he intends to emulate PSG teammates Neymar and Marquinhos by winning gold at the Olympics.The pair won gold for hosts Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG 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 still have a lot of things to do,” Mbappe told RMC Sport. “I want to accomplish everything.“With France, I still have the European Championship to win. I would also, why not, like to compete in the Olympics. Then, with PSG, we all know what [the Champions League] is missing there.”Mbappe is on the shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or and the Kopa Award for the best under-21 player.However, winning football’s most prestigious individual award in the Ballon d’Or can come later as far as Mbappe is concerned.He said: “Ballon d’Or talk is unwelcome here. We can talk about that at a later date.”last_img read more

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