AFC Cup 2018: Preliminary qualifiers 2nd leg roundup

first_imgToyota Football Engine AFC Cup 2018: Preliminary qualifiers 2nd leg: Bengaluru FC, FC Ahal through Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:58 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bengaluru FC Toyota Toyota Football Engine AFC Cup Ahal v Dordoi Bishkek Bengaluru v Transport United TC Sports Club v Saif Transport United TC Sports Club Dordoi Bishkek Saif Bengaluru Ahal The second legs of the preliminary qualifiers of Asia’s secondary club competition saw three teams progress to the next round… The preliminary rounds of the AFC Cup 2018 is underway and let’s take a look at what transpired in the tournament this week: 1) South Zone Preliminary Round 2nd Leg: Bengaluru FC 3-0 Transport United (Aggr: 3-0): India’s Bengaluru FC progressed to the South Zone Playoffs after a 3-0 win over Bhutan’s Transport United on Tuesday. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Bhutan, Bengaluru FC turned on the charm at home despite playing a second-string side. Boithang Haokip gave the Blues the lead with a header in the 27th minute before Daniel Lalhlimpuia doubled their lead in the 54th minute.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Thongkhosiem Haokip scored Bengaluru’s third in the 62nd minute and set up a playoff against Maldives’ TC Sports Club on February 13 and 20. 2) South Zone Preliminary Round 2nd Leg: TC Sports Club 3-1 Saif Sporting Club (Aggr: 4-1): Maldives’ TC Sports Club have advanced to the South Zone playoffs after a dominating Bangladesh’s Saif Sporting Club at home to win 3-1 on the night (4-1 on aggregate). They had the advantage after a 1-0 win in the first leg and went on to press home the same in the second leg. Vlasichev Anatoli had put TC Sports Club ahead in the first half before the Bangladeshi side equalised through Kingsley Chigozie. But Vlasichev Anatoli scored two more goals late on to seal the win for his side. 3) Central Zone Preliminary Round 2nd Leg: FC Ahal 2-2 FC Dordoi (Aggr: 5-3):Turkmenistan’s FC Ahal advanced to the Central Zone playoffs after a 2-2 draw at home to FC Dordoi. It helped that they had won the first leg in Uzbekistan 3-1 and were in no danger of being eliminated. Ahal took the lead in the 39th minute through Didar Durdyyev’s penalty but were pegged back by two goals from Amir Gurbani who raised hopes of a comeback by Dordoi. But Suleyman Muhadow scored late on to seal the result. Ahal advance to a two-leg play-off against Tajikistan’s FC Khujand on February 13 and 20.last_img read more

Leonardo: Higuain has not asked for Chelsea move

first_imgAC Milan sporting director Leonardo has denied that Gonzalo Higuain has asked for a transfer to Chelsea in January.Higuain moved to Milan in the summer on a loan deal, as part of the transfer that took Leonardo Bonucci back to Juventus.But the Argentine has failed to impress at San Siro, scoring just five times in Serie A this season as his side languish in sixth place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Reports in the Italian media suggest that Higuain is keen on a move to the Premier League with Chelsea, where he would be reunited with his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.Such a transfer would see the Blues pick up the remainder of his current loan agreement, which includes a purchase option worth €36m (£33m, $41m) that can be triggered at the end of 2018-19.But Leonardo denies that the centre-forward has made any such request to the Rossoneri board.”My relationship with Higuain is very direct, he has a very important role for us, and he knows it,” the Brazilian explained to Sky Sport Italia .”We have never had any doubts about Higuain; no requests from Chelsea, nor has he asked to leave.”A run of four league games without a victory has seen pressure mount on Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso, who has been tipped to leave San Siro if results do not improve.And while denying that a possible departure has been discussed, Leonardo hinted that Saturday’s meeting at home to SPAL could be decisive for Gattuso’s future.”We’ve never thought about changing Gattuso, there is no plan to change him but we expect the team can have a positive shock against SPAL,” he added. “No other coaches have been contacted from Milan.”last_img read more

Major College Football Team Names New Starting QB For Bowl Game

first_imgWisconsin's stadium with snow on the field.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 15: Snow falls on the endzone during play between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)A major college football program is going with a new starting quarterback for its bowl game.Wisconsin has been starting junior Alex Hornibrook behind center for the entire 2018 season, but the Badgers will be going with someone else for its postseason contest.Jack Coan will apparently be starting for Wisconsin against Miami.“Number 17 is off redshirt, he will be starting in the Pinstripe Bowl game on dec 27 at Yankee Stadium. Lets go!!!” his father announced.Number 17 is off redshirt, he will be starting in the Pinstripe Bowl game on dec 27 at Yankee Stadium. Lets go!!!— Mike Coan (@MikeCoan17) December 20, 2018Wisconsin is set to play Miami on Thursday, Dec. 27.Kickoff is set for 5:15 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

I am almost back to 100 per cent, says Ravichandran Ashwin

first_img Press Trust of India ChennaiFebruary 2, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 23:09 IST Ravichandran Ashwin is recovering from an abdominal strain (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavichandran Ashwin suffered an abdominal strain in AustraliaAshwin was forced to miss three Tests in Australia because of the injury”The injury has come and I have to deal with it in a certain way,” Ashwin saidIndia off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that injury is not something that “one should hold against any player” as it is an inevitability that even Sir Don Bradman or Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t avoid during their playing days. Ashwin missed three Test matches on the tour of Australia due to an abdominal strain, something that also made him miss a Test match in England.Ashwin’s injuries prompted a “concerned” skipper Virat Kohli to urge the Tamil Nadu bowler focus on “correcting” this.”The injury has come and I have to deal with it in a certain way. Injury is not something you can hold up against a certain player,” Ashwin, who recently returned in action during a Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) league match, said on Saturday.”Injury has not missed Sachin Tendulkar, injury has not missed Don Bradman and it will not miss players in the future… Whenever I have done a fitness test or yo-yo test, I am at the top of the list. I am doing my best,” he further added.Ashwin said that he is slowly coming back to full fitness and will need more game time as he is currently a single-format (Test) regular.”I am almost back to 100 per cent. I’ve bowled close to 40 overs in the last game but I would like to keep going through the journey. I have not played games back-to-back. Now that I’m playing only one format, it is important that I get some game-time and also train…” he said.Ashwin said it was frustrating to miss games due to injury but one has to put it behind and keep moving on.advertisement”Any time you are playing well or bowling well, you want to keep playing. I have always loved playing matches together. It is quite unfortunate that when I was bowling really well overseas, I had to encounter injuries back-to-back. It’s frustrating but you have to put it behind and keep moving on,” he added.The owner of 342 Test wickets said that he is focused on staying positive and will play whatever game comes his way.”I am staying positive in terms of what cricket I have to play and how I have to play. I don’t leave any stone unturned in terms of how I have to train and practice. The opportunity needs to come my way,” he said.For Ashwin, it’s all about giving his best and “not trying to make a statement or trying to prove anything to anyone.””I have always given my best wherever and whenever I played. It doesn’t put any undue pressure on me. It is a game that I love. I am not trying to make a statement or trying to prove anything to anyone,” he added.’PUJARA, BUMRAH WERE FANTASTIC IN AUSTRALIA’Ashwin was all praise for Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah for their stellar show in Australia.”A lot of credit needs to go to [Cheteshwar] Pujara because he dead-batted them all through the series and took the wind away from their bowling attack. Once we got some runs, that Australian batting line-up was pretty inexperienced and they struggled,” he added.Ashwin also said it was important for the Indian top-order to grind it out and that is what Pujara did.”It is really important for the top-order to grind it out. That’s exactly what Pujara did. Credit to him because it wasn’t that easy.”He stayed disciplined through hours together to get those runs. It wasn’t easy because in the past it was said that he was playing at a slow strike-rate. To go out of the team and come back and do what he does best and keep that mental focus was fabulous. I am very happy for him,” the Tamil Nadu cricketer said.Bumrah and Shami’s performance deserved special mention, he feels.”I thought Bumrah was fantastic. He definitely set the series up for us. In my view, both Bumrah and Shami were relentless with their pace. Especially Bumrah, you have to give him credit because he is in the first half of his Test career and he hardly gives any hit-me balls.”And seeing it from a bowler’s perspective and having led the bowling attack for a fair amount of time, I think it was fabulous,” he added.Also Read | Old warhorse MS Dhoni is very important to Team India, says Nikhil ChopraAlso Read | James Neesham on MS Dhoni: You haven’t won the game until you have got him outAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Can’t draw conclusions after one failure, says Sanjay BangaradvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Ravichandran Ashwin I am almost back to 100 per cent, says Ravichandran AshwinRavichandran Ashwin suffered an abdominal strain in Australia and because of that he was forced to miss three Test matches on the tour. Ashwin says he is now back to attaining almost full fitness.advertisementlast_img read more

Actress Edna Manitowabi a former residential school student recounts being told her

first_imgEdna Manitowabi plays a grandmother in Indian Horse, with Sladen Peltier, right, and Skye Pelletier as her grandchildren. (ELEVATION PICTURES) Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Edna Manitowabi, 77, plays Saul Indian Horse’s grandmother, Naomi, in the movie Indian Horse. She is Odawa/Ojibway from Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island. She spoke with the Star about her own residential school experience and the necessity of telling stories.What was your experience at residential school (in Spanish, Ont., where she went for three years)? Back then we didn’t have vehicles, so we didn’t get to see family. I became a little robot. Everything is done by the bell. You wake up by the bell, say the prayers by the bell, you wash by the bell, go to school by the bell, march two by two. We became very regimented in that way.There was an invisible line separating the little ones from the older ones. Even though we would be in the same huge room, my sister was on the other side. So I would see her at a distance. It was the same thing with my brothers … I only saw them Sundays at church. So there wasn’t that family, there was that disconnect.last_img read more

Security Council mission both heartened and wary on peace prospects for Central

“We are encouraged but that must not camouflage, hide our feeling that we are not yet at the end of the game since the difficulties, the drawbacks must not be underestimated,” French Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière told an open meeting of the Council ahead of the presentation of the mission’s report.On the plus side he cited the “widespread determination” of the parties in both countries to proceed to elections, the “astonishing progress” in Burundi in reconciliation and power sharing, and the mere comparison of the situation today with that prevailing at the time of the Council’s last mission in June 2003.”I call it ‘a key moment’ since the transition mechanism in both countries is entering its final phase,” he said.But Mr. de La Sablière also noted that there was as yet no agreement in the DRC on the constitution, that much legislative work remains to be done in both countries and that it was vital that the elections scheduled for next year not be compromised by a new flare-up of violence.That was why the Council set up the UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB) in May and greatly reinforced the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), he stressed.He noted that the situation in eastern DRC was particularly “sensitive” with the presence there of Rwandan rebels, who were also supporting the rebel Front National de Libération (FNL) in Burundi. In June rebels briefly seized the eastern DRC town of Bukavu in a fresh outbreak of ethnic fighting, leading to a flood of refugees into Burundi.During its stay in the region the mission met with the leaders of DRC, Burundi, Rwanda – scene of the Hutu extremist genocide against Tutsis and moderate Hutus which claimed some 800,000 lives a decade ago and inflamed tensions in both the DRC and Burundi – and Uganda, which hosted many of the refugees from the crisis.Both Rwanda and Uganda later had troops embroiled in the fighting in eastern DRC and Mr. de La Sablière stressed that the world body had just a week ago called on Rwanda to respect international law and state sovereignty following its threat to strike against rebels based in the DRC. Video of Council meeting [19mins] read more

UN mission in Cote dIvoire calls for probe into deaths of 13

The United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire has called for an inquiry into the deaths of 13 people from torture and ill treatment during their detention by forest guards of Marahoué National Park at a prison in Bouaflé, north of the capital Yamoussoukro.Implementing a Government directive that people illegally occupying the park be forcefully evicted, forest guards last month arrested villagers on the charge that they were trespassing, the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said. Some of the arrested were subjected to torture and inhuman treatment, and in some cases forced to pay over $200 to secure their freedom.Following these alarming reports, UNOCI sent a mission to evaluate the situation, listing 32 people who had been brought before judicial authorities in connection with the case. It also noted that the ill-treatment and torture resulted in the death of 12 people in the prison on 22 February and another at a hospital on 27 February.While taking note of the efforts of the Government of National Reconciliation to bring an end to impunity, UNOCI said it deplored the events and demanded an inquiry to establish the circumstances that led to the deaths and the identification those responsible for these serious acts.UNOCI was set up last year to facilitate implementation of the 2003 peace accord between Government and rebel forces that is to lead to free, fair and transparent elections in the West African country. read more

UN gender equality campaign to take centre stage at legendary Apollo Theatre

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, made those remarks as she briefed reporters at UN Headquarters on the campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Today, UN Women takes the campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” to the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City featuring words, action and music will include renowned speakers and performers, including Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General; Women of the World, international world music ensemble; Girl Be Heard, musical group; Jimmie Briggs, Founder of Man Up; Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist; and Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka herself.“The Apollo itself has long been at the heart of community struggle and bold activism. We also know that the vision laid out in Beijing still resonates deeply around the world because much of what was agreed there has not been achieved,” she said, drawing attention to the “unfinished business” of reducing women’s share of poverty, increasing their participation in peace and security, and protecting and promoting the human rights of all women and girls . “So today, we are reaching out to people of the world to draw attention to the unfinished business of the Beijing Platform for Action,” Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka said. “Gender-sensitive indicators have to be embedded in the DNA of all targets and goals post-2015,” she added, referring to the ongoing work of UN Member States to craft a successor agenda for the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).As part of UN Women’s campaign, planned events will focus on achievements and gaps in gender equality and women’s empowerment since 189 Governments adopted the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which is meant to pave the way for women’s full and equal participation in all spheres of life and decision-making.Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka noted other locations where campaign events will be held, ranging from Kigali, Rwanda, where the focus will be on women’s economic empowerment, to New Dehli, India, where men and boys will be the focus as partners in the push for gender equality.The Beijing women’s conference drew an unprecedented 17,000 participants, while 30,000 representatives attended the NGO [Non-Governmental Organization] Forum. In 2015, the UN will assess progress on implementation of the Beijing action plan over the past 20 years, based on national reports currently being prepared by UN Member States. The formal commemoration of the 20th anniversary will take place during the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and International Women’s Day 2015 will be dedicated to Beijing+20. A high-level commitment meeting is expected in September 2015. “We want to emphasize that the Beijing agenda is not a women’s agenda, it is an agenda for humanity,” Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka said. “It is a huge task but not a mission impossible. This is the mission of our time.” Special page Beijing Action Platform turns20 read more

Businessman leading double life by spending half the week with mistress is

first_imgMrs Singh then stumbled and fell back and hit her head on a glass table as her husband tried to calm her down. Both police and paramedics were called to the detached property.Mrs Singh was treated for a cut to her head before spending two days in custody. On Monday, she appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.Her husband, who was uninjured in the fracas, attended the hearing and said his wife’s drinking had been “having a negative impact on the family”.The court heard that the couple, who are both prominent members of the local Sikh community, had been married for 43 years and had two grown-up children and grandchildren. But a district judge was told that Mr Singh began an affair with another woman and 12 years ago fathered two children by her. Lynne Rogers, prosecuting, said: “Mr Singh was out when he received a phone call from his daughter saying that his wife was very drunk and he needed to come home now.”When he returned home, Mrs Singh was outside in the street and a taxi was pulled up on the drive. Mr Singh approached the defendant and tried to tell her not to go and that it would not be a good idea for her to drink any more alcohol.”She then stood in the middle of the road waving at cars and saying, ‘Help me, help me’, and the complainant thought she was trying to get him into trouble. Two cars drove past, one of which stopped and the female driver got out, asking Mr Singh if he was trying to hurt his wife.”He told the woman that his wife had had a lot to drink and that she should phone the police. He then escorted her back into their property and the defendant started shouting: ‘You b—-, you f—ing b—-, go back to your girl’.”She then grabbed onto his hair and proceeded to slap him round the face. The complainant felt he had no other option but to call the police himself. He tried to help her but she would not help herself.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Narinder Singh, pictured outside Manchester Magistrates’ Court, fathered two children with his mistress 12 years agoCredit:Pat Isaacs/Cavendish The couple's £1.4million detached home in Hale Barns, Cheshire Narinder Singhcenter_img A businessman’s wife has been arrested after she drunkenly assaulted her husband over an affair he had been having with another woman while living a double life, a court heard.Jaginder Singh, 62, berated her spouse, Narinder, who runs a property company, because he spent part of the week at their home and the rest with his mistress, with whom he fathered two children 12 years ago.During an argument last Friday night, Mrs Singh was seen waving down passing motorists in the road outside the property, shouting, “Help me, help me”, before turning on her husband, also 62, saying: “You b—-, you f—ing b—-, go back to your girl.”As Mr Singh tried to usher his inebriated wife inside their £1.4million home in Hale Barns, Cheshire, she grabbed his hair and slapped him in the face as their daughter confiscated a bottle of wine from her, a court heard. She started drinking when she discovered that her husband was having an affairLynne Rogers, prosecuting Ms Rogers added: “He wants the court to note her problems with alcohol, which is having a negative effect on the family. She says she cannot remember what happened that night. She started drinking when she discovered that her husband was having an affair.”They have been together for 43 years, but 12 years ago he fathered two other children with this woman. Mr Singh now spends two nights a week with this woman and their two children and the rest of the time at home with his wife and their two grown-up children and grandchildren.”The defendant has no previous criminal convictions. This has been the first time the defendant has been before the court.”Mrs Singh admitted assault by beating and was conditionally discharged for 12 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20. The court heard that she had accepted a police caution in 2004 for common assault.Carl Miles, defending, said: “If the defendant doesn’t get help quickly I am sure you will see her before the courts again very soon.”Passing sentence, Judge Belinda Krieke told Mrs Singh. “We understand that you have spent two nights in custody. We do require you to get help immediately and to help yourself and your family.”Mr and Mrs Singh left court together without comment. Later at his his home, Mr Singh said: “We don’t want to talk about this. My wife’s life has already been ruined enough.” The couple’s £1.4million detached home in Hale Barns, CheshireCredit:Pat Isaacs/Cavendishlast_img read more

University vice chancellor criticised after accepting £70000 pay rise

first_imgThe Duchess Of Cornwall with University of Southampton’s Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Christopher Snowden Credit: Chris Jackson Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A university vice chancellor has accepted a £70,000 pay rise during a redundancy process in which 75 academics were fired.Sir Christopher Snowden, of the University of Southampton, was accused of insulting staff and being out of touch after it emerged he had received £423,000 for the last academic year.The university has been rated a third class bronze in the government’s new teaching league tables.Sir Christopher received £352,000 between joining the university in October 2015 and July last year compared with his predecessor’s salary of £227,000 five years ago.He was singled out by Jo Johnson, the universities minister, as an example of pay excess as he called on universities to set an example by showing “pay restraint”.The University and College Union (UCU) called for changes to the way senior pay was decided. Sally Hunt, the UCU general secretary, said: “Professor Snowden was already one of the best-paid vice-chancellors in the UK, on a salary that had been publicly questioned by the universities minister.“To accept this kind of pay rise while saying he must axe 75 academic jobs because money is tight beggars belief.”It emerged this week that Dame Glynis Breakwell, of Bath University, the highest paid vice-chancellor whose salary package was £468,000, will leave her post at the end of the summer term next year.center_img Despite an ongoing row over her pay, she accepted another above-inflation pay rise this year of £17,500.Ms Hunt added: “It is almost as if vice-chancellors are engaged in some offensive game to see who can shock the most.”Southampton University said Sir Christopher had been awarded a salary increment of 1.1 per cent in line with the higher education national pay award and had declined a similar increment for 2017-18.Dr Gill Rider, chair of the University Council, said he was recruited because of his “breadth and depth of experience” and described him as an outstanding leader and one of the most experienced in the sector.“World-class capable leaders are needed to ensure that the UK’s universities become one of the stars in the UK’s post-Brexit export strategy,” he said. The Duchess Of Cornwall with University of Southampton's Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Christopher Snowden last_img read more

And the new pope is Jorge Mario Bergoglio

first_imgWHITE SMOKE IS curling above Rome’s Sistine Chapel – meaning a new pope has been chosen to lead the Roman Catholic Church.The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been named as the new pontiff: his new name will be Francesco (Francis).Tens of thousands of faithful braved the cold and rain in St Peter’s Square in anticipation of the announcement regarding Benedict XVI’s successor, as the Catholic Church held their conclave in the Chapel.The 115 cardinals cast their ballots to determine who should become the 265th successor to St Peter as the leader of the world’s Catholics, announcing Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pope this evening.It was necessary for Jorge Mario Bergoglio to receive at least two-thirds of the vote, equivalent to the support of 77 voters, to be chosen as pope.Addressing the faithfulThe 76-year-old emerged from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica to the cry of “Habemus Papam!” (“We Have a Pope!”), as tens of thousands of pilgrims clambered over barriers and broke down in tears, overcome with emotion after suspenseful prayer vigils worldwide.Bergoglio is the first Jesuit to become pope and is believed to have been the runner-up in 2005.The first wisps of smoke in the evening sky prompted cries of “Long live the pope!” from pilgrims clutching rosaries and waving flags in the square, where the image of the tiny copper chimney was projected onto four giant screens.Bergoglio, who is the 266th pope in the Catholic Church’s 2,000-year history, retired to a chamber known as the “Room of Tears” immediately after the nomination to don his papal vestments and then prayed in the Pauline Chapel.“I didn’t think I would cry but I guess the adrenalin’s taking over!” said Rebecca Hine, a student from Canada who had waited two days in the rain.“I’m overjoyed!” said a tearful Veronica, a nun from Botswana. “I’m so emotional I can hardly speak!”A breathless Ruud, a 31-year-old Dutch tourist, said: “We were having dinner nearby and heard a roar, and raced here to see for ourselves.”Upon addressing the crowds that had gathered for the announcement, Pope Francis Pope Francis I called for a “brotherhood” in the Church and prayed for “pope emeritus” Benedict XVI.Additional reporting by – © AFP, 2013Natacha Pisarenko/AP/Press Association Imageslast_img read more

Acer Iconia Tab A510 with ICS Olympic branding up for preorders

first_imgBack in January, the fine folks from Nvidia showed off the Acer Iconia Tab A510 with several other Tegra 3-based tablets. Now, Acer has finally decided to make an official announcement about the new quad-core slab.The 10.1-inch A510 is now up for pre-order in the U.S. and Canada for around $450, though Acer hasn’t said yet when units will actually begin shipping. It’s very similar to the Iconia Tab A700, but there’s one major difference: the A700 features a stunning 1900×1200 display while the A510 features a more run-of-the-mill 1280×800 number.In addition to the Tegra 3 chip, this incarnation of the A510 packs 32GB of internal storage as well as 5MP rear-facing and 1MP front-facing cameras. Power is supplied by a capacious 9800mAh battery pack, which Acer says is good for about 12 hours of video viewing. A microSD card slot is provided for storage expansion, and there’s also an HDMI port (and optional HDMI to VGA adapter) so that you can output video to an external display.Acer’s also treating those who purchase the A510 to a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich from the get-go, and their trademark Acer Ring will be loaded on top. The A510 also includes Polaris Office 3.5 — an excellent OEM-only productivity suite that many Android fans wish was available from Google Play. Acer Print also comes preinstalled, and that company says that it’s now compatible with nearly 90% of all name-brand printers on the market.Like a lot of Acer products that will hit the streets this year, the A510 features embossed Olympic rings on its back. The A510 is available in black or silver, and who knows… If you spend enough time waffling about which color to buy maybe Acer will come through with an ETA by the time you plunk down your pre-order cash.via Engadgetlast_img read more

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until

first_imgTerminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules Charlie Gard’s parents want to take the 10-month-old to the US for an experimental treatment. A EUROPEAN COURT has ruled that doctors in the UK must continue to treat a terminally ill baby boy until midnight on Tuesday.Ten-month-old baby Charlie Gard suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.He is being kept alive by way of artificial ventilation at Great Ormond Street Hospital.The child’s parents have been battling to take him to the US where he would undergo an experimental treatment but doctors have concluded that it could cause prolonged suffering.In April, a UK High Court judge had sided with the doctors and said that his life-support should be switched and he should be allowed to “die with dignity”.The couple’s challenge to the Supreme Court was defeated on Thursday and another appeal application was made to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).Now in an interim ruling, the ECHR has found that the treatment of the child should continue until at least next week to give judges a chance to review the case: 40,835 Views Share478 Tweet Email By Rónán Duffy 27 Comments Ten-month-old Charlie Gard. Friday 9 Jun 2017, 6:24 PM Ten-month-old Charlie Gard. Image: Short URL Jun 9th 2017, 6:24 PM Image: In the interests of the parties and the proper conduct of the proceedings before it, they should provide Charlie Gard with such treatment and nursing care as may be appropriate to ensure that he suffers the least distress and retains the greatest dignity consistent, insofar as possible, with maintaining life until midnight on Tuesday 13 June 2017.“The interim measure granted today in the application… has been applied temporarily in order to allow the European Court to examine the request in a Chamber formation of seven judges,” the court added.The child’s parents had hoped to take him to the US where he would undergo a treatment trial for his form of mitochondrial disease.More than £1.3 million has been raised online for the treatment, through more than 83,000 donations.With reporting by © – AFP 2017 Read: Should ‘health homework’ be given to primary school students? >Read: Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Turkey assures Greece has nothing to fear

first_imgTurkish Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has visited Greece this week, meeting with Government officials, while the EU has criticised his country’s efforts to progress good bilateral relations with Greece. Davutoglu held talks with both Prime Minister George Papandreou and Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas in preparation for the next High-Level Cooperation Council in Turkey in July. In a statement to the press, both Droutsas and Davutoglu underscored positive developments in Greece-Turkey economic cooperation. “The volume of our bilateral trade has surpassed $3 billion, and I think that we have room to try to increase this volume of trade transactions even further,” said Davutoglu. However Droutsas said that “much remains to be done” to improve bilateral relations between the two countries, which he said is unquestionably intertwined with the framework for Turkey’s relations with the EU.He said Greece supports Turkey’s full accession, “without half-measures or special relationships”. But he underscored that this presupposes Turkey’s meeting its obligations to the European Union and its member states and making progress on its reform efforts. “The Cyprus issue remains an open wound and has obvious repercussions for Turkey’s accession course,” said Droutsas. “We now have to work boldly and decisively for progress in the negotiations under the UN; substantial progress rather than PR progress,” Droutsas said As the Turkish Foreign Minister was in Greece, the European Parliament adopted a resolution criticising Turkey’s accession progress, including its delay in adopting the Copenhagen criteria and ensuring good neighbour relations with Greece and Cyprus, Athens News reports. The EU resolution criticises Turkey for failing to lift the Turkish Parliament’s ‘casus belli’ threat against Greece and the European Parliament stressed that it expects the Turkish government to stop continuous violations of Greek air space, including flights by Turkish fighter jets over Greek islands. It also urges Turkey to immediately sign the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, pointing out that this has been signed by the EU, its 27 member-states and all candidate countries bar Turkey and forms a part of the community. “We remain devoted to this effort [improving relations] – a difficult effort,” said Droutsas adding that it is well known that the two nation’s positions differ. “That is why we are discussing things. But the framework is clear and well known: respect for international law, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country. There are practices on the part of Turkey that do not contribute towards this effort, and what is worse, if you will, is that they engender distrust in public opinion. And we have said that these practices need to stop,” he told journalists in a press briefing. Davutoglu said he envisaged a “new and peaceful status quo as the basis for a settlement” to a bilateral dispute over rights in the Aegean Sea and suggested that Athens and Ankara reformulate long-established stances. “Greece should get over the idea that Turkey has claims to islands in the Aegean and Turkey should stop being afraid of being excluded from the Aegean,” Davutoglu reportedly told journalists. Davutoglu also addressed members of the Muslim minority at a Komotini hotel, in the region of Thrace, while in Greece. He called on his audience to stay “united” and preserve their “religion and language” while asking them to participate as “Greek citizens in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the entire country and not only of the region.” He also noted that the Muslim minority “is a bridge of friendship between the two peoples”, adding that Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and his government have shown positive signs. Source: ANA-MPA, Kathimerini, Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Susan Davis live on the House of Representatives

first_img November 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – According to multiple sources, the Democrats will represent the majority of the House. Congresswoman Susan Davis joined us live with her thoughts. Posted: November 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Susan Davis, live on the House of Representatives Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The Greatest Didnt Fully Capture the Measure of the Man

first_imgSean YoesThe day after Muhammad Ali died on June 3, I heard Dr. Harry Edwards, the famed sociologist and author of, “The Revolt of the Black Athlete,” speaking about Ali’s legacy on ESPN say, “`Greatest’ doesn’t really capture him, it’s not big enough.”Edwards took the words right out of my mouth, out of my heart.In 1999, {Sports Illustrated} named Ali, “Sportsmen of the Century.” Arguably Ali was one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century. For me there is no argument.Most are familiar with Ali’s mythic narrative arc. He emerged on to the world stage as 18-year old Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Rome, Italy in 1960, when he represented the United States in the Olympics and seized the gold medal as a light heavyweight after he demolished Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland. The boxing world had never witnessed the combination of hand and foot speed and elusiveness by a man fighting as a burgeoning light heavyweight. His skill set had only been reserved for much smaller men, typically welterweights. He made his professional debut October 29, 1960 and quickly moved to a pro record of 19-0, with 15 knockouts. Along the way, young Clay revealed an uncanny ability — with poetic panache — of predicting rounds in which his opponents would fall.February 25, 1964, he captured the world heavyweight championship for the first time by defeating Charles “Sonny” Liston, a man of dubious mores outside the ring, but unquestioned brutality in it, by technical knockout. At the time Clay, then 22, was the youngest man to win the heavyweight title, and the victory is still considered one of the greatest upsets in the history of boxing. The next day, Clay officially joined the Nation of Islam, days later Elijah Muhammad, the group’s leader bestowed him with the name Muhammad Ali. Fifteen months later, Ali defeated Liston again with a controversial first round knockout in Lewiston, Maine. Ali defended his title for the next three years, with his last three victories in 1967 over Cleveland Williams and Ernie Terrell (the, “What’s my name,” fight) both in Houston and then Zora Folley in New York, perhaps the greatest performances of his young career.Then, in the prime of his career Ali, citing his Islamic faith refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army at the height of the Vietnam War and he was stripped of his heavyweight title. After winning a unanimous decision in the U.S. Supreme Court, Ali was reinstated to fight in 1970.There was the epic trilogy with Joe Frazier, “the Rumble in the Jungle,” with George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire where he implemented the, “rope-a-dope,” and regained his crown. And there was the rematch with Leon Spinks in the New Orleans Superdome in 1978 when he won the heavyweight title for a then unprecedented third time.But, as great as he was, and he was indeed the greatest boxer that ever lived, the ring was simply the springboard from which Ali was able to elevate his shining, flawed humanity for the rest of the world to see, firing the imaginations of millions.Years after his stance on the Vietnam War, Ali spoke about it for a documentary. “My conscious won’t let me shoot my brother, or some darker people or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what?” he asked. “They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they never put no dogs on me…how can I shoot them, poor little Black people little babies, children women. How can I shoot them poor people, just take me to jail!”He could be cruel (see Joe Frazier) and polarizing, but he never wavered in the face of racial animus, death threats or the United States government. It was the world that eventually bent to Ali’s will and made him the most recognizable and one of the most beloved figures on earth for decades.Because, ultimately Ali’s essence was love; love of self, love of Black people, love of poor people, love of humanity. “The greatest,” does not do him justice, because it’s not expansive enough, it’s seems finite when it comes to Ali. I think he transcended the traditional parameters of what “greatness” is. From a little Black boy growing up in West Baltimore in the 1970’s to another global icon like Nelson Mandela, Ali was one of the authentically inspirational and aspirational people of the 20th century and beyond.Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m. on WEAA 88.9.last_img

KWave is coming

first_imgThe Korean Wave – synonym for Korean pop culture, has made a strong impact across the world. K-wave dramas are known to have influenced a large audience and have increased viewership worldwide.The influence of Korean culture can easily be seen amongst the Indians especially the youth who have adopted the Korean ways, culture and language in their everyday lives. Apart from K-Pop music and dance, Korean dramas have also found great popularity amongst them. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Korean Cultural Centre, India and DD Bharati is bringing to India the most famous South Korean Drama based on the life of legendary doctor, Hur Jun, titled Dr. Hur Jun ki Sachi Daastan.The serial is based on real life events of Hur Jun took the Koreans back to their history and re-instilled the faith in the traditional Korean medicines. It will mark an important step in India to familiarise the Indian audiences with the Korean culture, history and medicinal procedures. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHur Jun, who was born as an illegitimate son of a nobleman, met a renowned physician named Eui-tae Yu, who taught him medicine. With the help of the knowledge gained, he selflessly devoted himself to heal the sick. He faced many social barriers and struggling against them all, he went on to become the Emperor’s physician. He also compiled a book called Dongui Bogam, literally Mirror of the Eastern Medicine, published in 1613. The book became the Bible of Medicine in Korea and is also listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme in July 2009. ‘This Korean Drama will highlight the contemporary Korean culture and provide basic information on its history. Although the diplomatic relation is 40 years old but the cultural relationship goes back to 2000 years said, Kim Kum Pyoung, Director of the Korean Cultural Centre, India.The show dubbed in Hindi will be telecasted from 13th January on DD Bharati from Monday to Friday, 7 pm – 8pm. Showcase of Hur Jun series in India is an effort to continue and enhance the cultural exchange between the two countries. ‘It has been our endeavour to bring the cultures of different countries to the viewers of DD Bharati, and DD Bharati has made very good and intensive efforts to connect with different missions, embassies, cultural centres, countries to be able to take this forward. We hope to enhance the awareness of Indian viewers and enrich their knowledge of East Asia in general and South Korea in particular,’ says Usha Bhasin, Channel Head, DD Bharati, India. We say, don’t miss this one.Premiering on DD Bharti When: 13 January, 7 pmlast_img read more

BSF tightens security after Bangladesh elections

first_imgBALURGHAT: The BSF has tightened the security arrangements in the areas located at the extreme India-Bangladesh border of South Dinajpur district to ensure peace in the Indian side after the general elections in Bangladesh on Sunday.The jawans were seen patrolling along the Hili border around 24 km away from here. According to a BSF source, the step of beefing up the security measures was necessary because there were chances of Bangladeshi extremist organisations using the Hili corridor for taking shelter in India after committing any crime during the poll. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe BSF and the police are jointly conducting search operations. A high alert has been issued for the 11 sensitive check-posts in the district including Hili, Raghunathpur, Patiram, Gangarampur, Rampur, Tapan and Buniadpur. A vigil is maintained at bus depots, railway platforms and public places. Passengers travelling in long distance buses and trains are being checked and interrogated thoroughly. According to a senior police officers, the department has appealed to every resident of several villages, particularly those close to border areas, to cooperate with the police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSenior administrative officials said a mutual understanding and close cooperation among police officers, the BSF men and general public will help the administration maintain security in the district. “The jawans are alert to avoid any untoward situation. Our senior officials have instructed us to intensify the search operations due to Bangladesh poll. We always try to make close contact with the BGB counterpart,” said officiating commandant of 199 Battalion of BSF, Dhananjay Kumar Singh.last_img read more

Euro Pop Smash Crazy Vintage Album Covers from Yugoslavia

first_imgYugoslav state-owned record labels such as Yugoton produced numerous pop and rock records during the period between 1947 and 1991, providing a fruitful discography which testifies to the former socialist country’s love for music. What became increasingly popular in the mid-1970s, apart from the wave of rock ‘n’ roll which swept the world, was an authentic mixture of Yugoslav folklore and popular music.This gave way to a huge diversity in terms of genre, vocals, and arrangements.However, when it came to cover designs, many of them followed the same pattern ― most often it would feature the performer (or sometimes the band), standing in the front, while the background would usually be a one block-color, or badly photoshopped scenery.While the pattern itself didn’t differ much from industry standards abroad, what draws immediate attention are the vivid characters who are placed on the covers who embrace the prevailing fashion styles of the era. Ranging from hairy ladies to toothless gentlemen, the variety of these covers is guaranteed to make you laugh.Just as the high-quality artwork of legendary albums contributed to their fame, in a way, their Balkan counterparts sure have their charm, apart from being an elaborate demonstration in lack of taste. Still, while many of these artists slowly fell into obscurity, their album covers continue to circulate across the internet, as there is no denying their absurd and ridiculous look.As the country fell apart in the midst of a civil war which lasted throughout the 1990s, its vast music industry was largely privatized. Some record labels were shut down, while others changed their name and continued working in Yugoslav successor states ― Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia.Read another story from us: The Greatest Collection of Mullet Hairstyles You Are Ever Likely to SeeEven after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the pattern by which the covers were made remained largely the same and so did the music, for it still draws inspiration from its predecessors.last_img read more

Air Canadas new MontrealTel Aviv nonstop service takes flight

first_img Friday, June 23, 2017 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Air Canadacenter_img Air Canada’s new Montreal-Tel Aviv nonstop service takes flight MONTREAL — Last night marked the successful launch of Air Canada’s nonstop, seasonal Montreal service to Tel Aviv, which will operate twice weekly until Oct. 16, 2017.Flight AC082 departed at 6:00 p.m. from Montreal-Trudeau airport on June 22 onboard a 292-seat airbus A330-300 aircraft featuring three cabins of service, including Air Canada’s International Business Class. Flights are timed for convenient connections with Air Canada’s extensive domestic and transborder network.“Air Canada is the leader in the Canada-Israel market, which we have served for 22 years. Today we are pleased to launch a new seasonal non-stop service between Montreal and Tel Aviv, which will also offer convenient connections throughout Canada and the U.S. and complement our existing daily year-round flights from Toronto,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.Smith also noted that the new service reflects Air Canada’s ongoing international expansion strategy; since the beginning of the year, the airline has launched new services from Montreal to Shanghai, Marseilles, Reykjavik, Dallas and Washington Dulles, with Algiers scheduled on July 1.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaRon Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv, was on site to commemorate the launch. On his city’s mass appeal, he said: “Tel Aviv is a rare city that enjoys two major assets that usually do not exist in the same destination. First, it is a great beach city. With 14 kilometers of beach and 300 days of sun, National Geographic named it ‘One of the Top Ten Beach Cities in the World’. Secondly, it is an extremely vibrant urban center. The New York Times calls us ‘The Capital of Mediterranean Cool’ thanks to 1748 bars and pubs; amazing art; high culture and street culture; and one of the best culinary scenes in the world. We are eager to see many tourists from Quebec enjoying Tel Aviv.” Sharelast_img read more