Rabat – Faced with a wave of criticism on social media over its recent cover linking Morocco with terrorism, French magazine Jeune Afrique has published an article in its online edition responding to the controversy.The controversial red-color cover, with the headline “Terrorism Born in Morocco,” features a five-pointed star in the middle representing the kingdom’s flag, showed the Moroccan-born suspects of the cell accused of carrying the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.Scores of Moroccans expressed criticism of the cover on social media, and some shared a “counter cover” with the title “Talents Born in Morocco,” showing prominent successful Moroccan figures such as actor Gad El Maleh and writer Leila Sleimani. Their reaction prompted Jeune Afrique to respond. “Bringing to the fore the birthplace of terrorists does not mean stigmatizing Moroccans,” said the magazine’s editor-in-chief François Soudan.The veteran journalist said the interpretations some have given to the cover are the result “of a misunderstanding and have nothing to do with the intentions of Jeune Afrique.”He went on to add that as is common in social media, the critics judged the cover “without taking the trouble” of reading the articles inside.Soudan tried to establish a difference between “Born in Morocco,” which what the title said, and “Made in Morocco,” which, if it had been used, could imply the magazine was stigmatizing the kingdom.He also explained that the three lines bellow the main title of the cover clearly indicates the young terrorist suspects were radicalized in Europe, not in Morocco, and that it was in Europe that they were recruited by the Islamic State group (ISIS).“Our article clearly explains that, except from being their birth place, the Barcelona terrorist had cut all links with the kingdom,” he said.Soudan also brought up the magazine’s editorial, written by himself, which he said it “clearly rejected allegations made by Spanish and British newspapers” which suggested Morocco has been getting rid of its “jihadists” by making it easier for them to immigrate to Europe, as well as the claims that Moroccans have a “genetic predisposition to extremism.”“In any case, we would not have allowed ourselves in making the same allusions which have nothing to do with the reality of a country that we know perfectly well,” said Soudan.The editor-in-chief stated that “Jeune Afrique has always treated the issues related to Morocco without succumbing to the siren song of sensationalism.”As for the counter-cover of successful Moroccans shared on social media, Soudan said this is not “a new exercise” for Jeune Afrique, which had highlighted the success of Moroccans in its previous issues. read more

The 17 year old boy has later complained that he was tortured while he was in police custody. (Colombo Gazette) The investigations into the murder of 4 1/2 year old Seya Sadewmini took another twist today after the brother of the main suspect arrested over the murder confessed to the killing.Earlier the main suspect, Dinesh Priyashantha alias Kondaya had confessed to the murder and was being investigated when his brother who was arrested over the weekend claimed he had killed the girl. Two others arrested earlier, including a 17 year old boy, were released after DNA tests found they were not directly involved in the rape and murder of the child. A court order had been obtained to detain Kondaya’s brother for 72 hours to be questioned.

The gas price war in St. Catharines has continued into the weekend.People are still lining up to take advantage of the cheapest gas in the Province.In Hamilton gas prices are looking to be a bit higher.The gas war has been going on for 3 days between Esso and Pioneers on Ontario street.Gas was sitting at 83 cents a litre in St. Catharines and the streets are still packed with people and lines of cars trying to take advantage.Some people are happy about it and making sure they know what’s going on with an app that can tell you where the best price for gas is around you but that opinion isn’t shared by everyone.Gas expert Dan McTeague, who is from gas buddy.com, says gas stations participating in the price war are losing 15 to 20 cents a litre…If this war continues to go on even for 2 or 3 more months, the retailers could be looking at losing their business all together.McTeague says he believes by Monday or Tuesday prices should start going back up. read more

Produced by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the latest report on the issue – the Inventory of Main Standards and Parameters of the pan-European Inland Waterway Network, also known as the Blue Book – finds that roads account for 78 per cent of all goods transported in the EU, with rail lines accounting for another 16 per cent. The Blue Book adds that some 14,700 kilometres of the more than 29,000 kilometres of Europe’s navigable inland waterways can be used for containerized transport, the fastest growing segment in inland navigation.“Some of the biggest hurdles are insufficient inland water networks and locks as well as inadequate maintenance of infrastructure and fleet. Other issues, such as uncertain hydrological conditions, a fragmented industry and the shortage of skilled personnel further aggravate the situation,” UNECE said in a news release on the report’s release.The Commission noted that inland waterways are an environmentally friendly, reliable, safe and cost-efficient mode of transport, which are able to carry large volumes of bulky and containerized cargo at very low noise levels, day and night, seven days a week. “Moreover, transport capacity on the region’s two main waterways, the Rhine and the Danube, could be increased by 50 per cent and more than 80 per cent, respectively, without major investments, according to estimates from the transport industry,” UNECE added.The findings were also discussed at the annual session of the UNECE Working Party on Inland Water Transport, held in Geneva between 10-12 October, during which the Commission launched the Blue Book. The report updates data of an earlier pan-European survey on the status of inland navigation of 2006.The pan-European Inland Waterway Network – also known as the E Waterway network – covers all European navigable rivers, canals and ports and makes up a coordinated plan for the coordinated development and construction of inland waterways.The network is based on a multilateral treaty, the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN), that was negotiated by UNECE in 1996 and which it currently administers and monitors. So far, 17 UNECE member States have ratified the AGN Agreement: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Switzerland and Ukraine.Set up in 1947, UNECE is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. Its major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration through measures such as the facilitation of greater economic integration and cooperation among its member countries, and the promotion of sustainable development and economic prosperity. read more

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Manufacturing  Minister Mark Prisk joined teachers and careers officers as Toyota opened the doors of its UK factories to  launch its support for See Inside Manufacturing, a national initiative  to inspire young people to take up careers in manufacturing and engineering.The Minister  took part in a tour of Toyota Manufacturing UK’s Deeside engine plant in North  Wales, organised to provide an insight into the jobs and skills opportunities  available to school and college leavers and graduates. A similar event was  organised at TMUK’s car plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire.Commenting on  his visit Minister  Mark Prisk said:“Today teachers and careers advisers across North   Wales will get a unique opportunity to see for themselves that the  automotive industry has highly skilled jobs that can be well-paid and highly  successful.“We want to make the UK a leader in  the research, development, demonstration, manufacture and use of low and  ultra-low carbon vehicles.  With Toyota’s plant in Deeside  manufacturing the first full hybrid engine to be made outside Japan, it is  helping the UK  lead the way.“We have 11 global vehicle makers with a significant UK presence,  supported by 19 of the world’s top 20 suppliers as well as innovative  technology makers and designers. The UK has one of the most diverse  automotive sectors in the world.”These visits  pave the way for TMUK to welcome students to its production centres in October  to see for themselves the work it does and to find out more about the talents  required to launch a career in the auto industry.As one of the  country’s leading automotive manufacturing businesses, Toyota is an active supporter of See  Inside Manufacturing, which is encouraging young people to take up science,  technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The aims of the  programme also align with Toyota’s  corporate approach to personal development for its members.Tony Walker,  TMUK Deputy Managing Director, said:“Toyota welcomes  initiatives designed to promote a greater recognition of the contribution and  importance of manufacturing to the UK economy.“The See Inside Manufacturing initiative will complement our existing activities  aimed at engaging with young people and encouraging and inspiring them to be  the next generation of engineers.”The automotive  sector is the first industry group in the UK to launch activities, co-ordinated  by the joint industry/government Automotive Council. Commenting on behalf of  the industry, Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, SMMT said:“The UK automotive has a  strong future built on the foundations of innovative engineering and design.“See Inside manufacturing demonstrates the extensive range of exciting  careers and apprenticeship opportunities within the sector, enabling young  people to see what UK automotive has to offer as one of the most exciting and  dynamic industries in the world.”To find out how industry is suppporting skills growth within UK automotive, click here. read more

Alfie Evans has a terminal brain conditionCredit: PA/ Alfies Army Official “Come here and see how my son is the hostage of this hospital. What we are enduring is not right.”Rome’s Vatican-owned pediatric hospital Bambino Gesù has offered to treat the 23-month-old boy, who has a serious undiagnosed brain condition.    The government in Rome has granted Alfie Italian citizenship in a bid to bring him to Italy and beat rulings to let him die.    But the British courts have refused to allow the child, who continues to fight after being taken off life support earlier this week, to be transferred to Italy.    “Thank you Italy. We love you,” Mr Evans said. “Alfie is part of the Italian family. He is part of Italy. We belong to Italy”.The father is due to meet with doctors at Alder Hey hospital to ask them to let him take his son home.He told reporters outside the hospital that a bid to take his son to Italy for treatment, backed by the Pope, had been rejected.However, he said there is still hope for him to take the 23 month-old home.Mr Evans said: “We got rejected yesterday to go to Italy. We could take it further but would it be the right thing to do? Staff at the hospital have been subjected to abuse by angry supporters of the Evans family, who had been campaigning for Alfie to be released from hospital.  In a statement on behalf of himself, his son, and Alfie’s mother Kate James, he said: “We also wish to thank Alder Hey staff at every level for their dignity and professionalism during what must be an incredibly difficult time for them too.”Together we recognise the strains (that) recent events have put upon us all and we now wish for privacy for everyone concerned.”In Alfie’s interests we will work with his treating team on a plan that provides our boy with the dignity and comfort he needs.”From this point onwards there will be no more statements issued or interviews given. We hope you will respect this.” Tom Evans, father of Alfie Evans, speaks to the media outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital on April 26, 2018 in Liverpool He claimed on Good Morning Britain that nurses had been shocked by Alfie’s condition, explaining: “For the third day there’s not been one single problem with him. The nurses come in and say ‘wow.'”On Wednesday, it emerged that Alfie, who stopped receiving life-support treatment late on Monday as a result of the court’s decision, is now “struggling” and is not expected to live much longer.There have been passionate protests staged outside the hospital in recent days, with some campaigners clashing with police as they tried to force their way into the hospital.The local police force yesterday issued a warning after staff were allegedly harassed.On Wednesday evening, Ch Insp Chris Gibson said social media posts were being monitored and “any offences, including malicious communications and threatening behaviour, will be investigated and, where necessary, will be acted upon”.The chairman of the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sir David Henshaw said that staff had “endured attacks upon our motivation, our professionalism and our ethics”.“Our staff have received in person, via phone calls, email, and through social media channels a barrage of highly abusive and threatening language and behaviour that has shocked us all. Worse still, patients and visitors to Alder Hey have also reported abuse.” BREAKING: The father of Alfie Evans is due to meet doctors at Alder Hey Hospital today and will be asking to take Alfie home. pic.twitter.com/Wifz5xJp27— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) April 26, 2018 “So what we are doing to do today is we are meeting with the doctors at Alder Hey and we now start asking to go home.” Alfie has been in Alder Hey with a rare undiagnosed degenerative neurological condition since December 2016.Doctors have said the toddler’s brain has been destroyed by his illness and it is in his best interests to withdraw life support.In a statement the hospital said its “top priority remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves to ensure his comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained throughout.”This includes working closely with Kate and Tom as they spend this precious time together with him.” Tom Evans, father of Alfie Evans, speaks to the media outside Alder Hey Children’s Hospital on April 26, 2018 in LiverpoolCredit:Anthony Devlin/Getty Earlier on Thursday, Mr Evans appealed to Pope Francis to travel to Liverpool to see the plight of his son who he claims is being held hostage at Alder Hey hospital.Tom Evans, who has been at the centre of a bitter legal dispute with the hospital, told the Catholic channel TV2000 on Thursday: “I call on the pope to come here to see what is happening. Alfie Evans Alfie Evans’ father has urged his family’s supporters to carry on with their lives in a dramatic u-turn outside Alder Hey hospital.After weeks of ramping up support for his 23-month-old son to be allowed to travel abroad to receive treatment for his undiagnosed brain condition, it appears Tom Evans has had a change of heart.   Earlier on Thursday, the 21-year-old father even called for the Pope to travel to Merseyside to see Alfie’s plight for himself. But speaking outside the hospital in Liverpool, which has become the focal point of the bitter treatment dispute, he said his latest interview would be his last.”Our lives have been turned upside down by the intense focus on Alfie and his situation,” Mr Evans said.”Our little family along with Alder Hey has become the centre of attention for many people around the world and it has meant we have not been able to live our lives as we would like.”We are very grateful and we appreciate all the support we have received from around the world, including from our Italian and Polish supporters, who have dedicated their time and support to our incredible fight.”We would now ask you to return back to your everyday lives and allow myself, Kate and Alder Hey to form a relationship, build a bridge and walk across it.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Baroness Shackleton is solicitor to the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry Baroness Shackleton is solicitor to the Duke of Cambridge and Prince HarryCredit: Tim Rooke/REX Children should be taught about how to make marriage work in school to stem the tide of relationship breakdown, the Prince of Wales’ divorce lawyer has said.Baroness Fiona Shackleton said that education about marriage is “severely lacking” in schools, as she urged them to “devote just a little time” to the issue.She said that schools make time to teach children about alcohol abuse, drug abuse, sex and “goodness knows what else”, but fail to address “what is the most important decision they make, which is basically, who they breed with or from”.Baroness Shackleton, who was made a life peer in 2010, has represented a number celebrities and royals in high profile divorce cases including Sir Paul McCartney and the Duke of York.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that it is a “mistake” to believe that marriage is “just about the heart”.“It’s a practical arrangement which has to survive to rear children, and it’s for children, who are the very sad losers when parents are selfish and decide that their own desires override those of their family,” she said.Children must be taught about the importance of considering the character traits of their prospective spouse, as well as realising that fundamentally people do not change.  “If they think about these things, not about the white dress, not the love element, the practicality, before they enter into it then I would probably be doing myself out of a job more often,” she said. Baroness Shackleton, who is a solicitor to the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, backed calls to reform divorce laws, labelling the current laws “archaic”.Her comments follow the the case of Tini Owens, who lost her Supreme Court appeal last week in her fight to divorce her husband.Mrs Owens, 68, wants a divorce on the ground she is unhappy but her husband Hugh has refused. Under the current law in England and Wales, people must be able to prove their marriage has broken down due to adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion, in order to obtain a divorce.The only other way to get a divorce without a spouse’s consent is to live apart for five years. Judges said the Tini Owens case “generates uneasy feelings” and suggested that the current system is out of date.Divorce rates in England and Wales have increased for the first time this decade according to figures released in October by the Office for National Statistics. 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. There were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, an increase of 5.8 per cent compared with 2015, with men and women getting divorced at a rate of 8.9 per 1,000 married people. The last time there was an increase in divorce rate was between 2009 and 2010. read more

first_imgThe March issue of International Mining will include a detailed report onthe mining industry of India and its future plans. It is gearing up for the XII Five Year Plan. The US Geological Survey notes India’s “globally significant mineral resources; its deposits of coal, bauxite, and iron ore account for 10%, 4%, and 3% of the world’s total resources, respectively. In terms of the relative size of its mineral resources, India’s barite resource was the second largest in the world after China; iron ore, the third largest.”For exploration in India, Cabo Drilling has been awarded a Consultation & Technical Assistance Contract for coal & directional drilling services by Brent Krude International (BKI), thereby forming a strategic relationship to facilitate and perform specialised drilling operations in India.Under provisions of the strategic alliance, Cabo will supply the technology, via on-site drill technicians, to co-ordinate and perform specific types of specialised and directional drilling operations. Cabo’s experienced team will provide consultation and technical assistance with respect to drilling techniques, drilling operations management, drill equipment requirements, safety and environmental procedures and policies.BKI will provide the project management and overall project coordination on the various directional projects in India. BKI will also provide specialised equipment, tools and consumables for the operations. The BKI drilling accessory and equipment supply operations are based on BKI’s unique drilling technology expertise, and strong understanding of geology and exploration.  BKI combines this with extensive insight into resource industry customer requirements.Cabo President and Chairman John Versfelt states, “We are pleased to bring Cabo Drilling Corp.’s drilling expertise into this new market area.  Brent Krude International’s solid reputation in project management and drilling product resources, along with Cabo’s directional drilling expertise, will provide the client with extensive experienced insight and advanced drilling performance value.”The report is under preparation – if you have editorial to contribute, contact john@im-mining.comlast_img read more

first_imgREMEMBER WHEN THAT guy raised $51,850 to make a potato salad on Kickstarter?Unfortunately that wasn’t a once-off. Stupid projects are now springing up left, right and centre, and these chancers are looking for your money to fund them.Here are some cheeky pups looking for your hard-earned cash.1. The guy who has set up a ‘dickstarter’ Source: KickstarterThis guy is looking for $100 to draw a penis. “I just graduated college and I have no job. Let’s bring it back to the goals of my youth. I want to make the world’s biggest dick drawing.”2. The guy who wants to make pancakes Source: KickstarterThis potato salad copycat wants $50 to make pancakes. “Every day, I consider making myself blueberry pancakes. This summer, I will go ahead with my considerations and make those pancakes!”3. The guy who wants to spray anti-capitalist graffiti in Liverpool Source: KickstarterThis guy says he wants $5 to make a corndog, but we all know he just wants attention from the internet. “Let’s kickstart this delicious corndog!  Thank you…”14. The couple that want to sew cat capes Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThese chancers want $250 to make capes for their cats. “Please help our cats realize their dream of flight! And our dream of learning how to sew tiny capes and other things for our cats.”15. The guy who wants to create ‘junk jeans’ Source: KickstarterThis guy wanted to raise $25,000 to create “anatomically designed jeans with a man’s junk in mind.” The promise? “No more scrunching, squishing, squashing or splitting of the goods”. *shivers*15 animal gifs that are bound to make you smile, every time >Spillage of fruit causes literal traffic jam > Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThis guy needs £60 become the Scouse Banksy. “So, I basically need money to pay for spray paint because I 1) can’t afford it… 2) wouldn’t want to fully bear the financial cost of art that I believe will benefit many in the city of Liverpool.” Noble.4. The guy leading a one-man egg sandwich crusade Source: KickstarterThis guy needs $310 to print instructional leaflets on how to make a nice egg sandwich, which he will personally deliver to all establishments that sell egg sandwiches. “There’s not ONE right way to do this, but my guidelines will at least make an average egg sandwich much better.” Again: noble.5. The groom who wants to feed his Ma’s friends at his wedding Source: PA Images Contributor/Press Association ImagesThese two cowboys want $1,550 to feed the groom’s mother’s friends at their wedding. “Mother says we need to invite 31 of her friends to our wedding. We need your help to feed them and make sure they give us a thumbs up!”6. The guy who wants to make a beer tieFellas: ever at a party and wish you could put your bottle of beer in your tie and free up those tired, tired hands? You may be in luck, but not before this guy raises $7,800.  “Both functional and stylish, the Beer Tie is here to hold your beer and ‘DRESS UP YOUR DRINKIN’!’”7. The guy who wants to build a sandcastle Source: KickstarterThis guy wants a tenner to build a sandcastle. “I want to make a sandcastle, but I first need equipment.”8. The lady who wants to start an Instagram for hunterscenter_img Source: KickstarterThis lady wanted to build an Instagram for hunters called Huntagram. “I got the idea from my husband who at deer season can’t wait to get on Facebook to show everyone what he killed…He said its time for hunters to have there own app with no gossip.” NO GOSSIP.9. The people that want to manufacture a smart toilet roll holder Source: KickstarterThese two want $37,500 for a “smart” toilet paper holder that beams an LED light when the toilet paper is gone. You know, in case you can’t see the empty toilet roll right in front of you. “Yes, you can visually inspect the roll before using the toilet. But are we all always that vigilant?” Compelling argument! (If they raise $55,000, they’ll create an app. Eyeroll.)10. The guy who wants to build a sexy phone charger Source: KickstarterThis guy is looking for $8,000 to build a sexy phone charger named Paul. “Technology should do more than just represent your sexuality – It should LITERALLY BE SEXY.”11. The guy who wants to produce Puglet Source: KickstarterThis guy wants $5,000 to stage an all-pug production of Hamlet. “For years I’ve dreamed of mounting one of Shakespeare’s most glorious works with nature’s most glorious creation:  The Pug.”12. The lady who wants to send a birthday gift to Barack Obama Source: KickstarterThis lady needs $4,000 to make a work of art and a birthday card for Barack Obama. “I want to create this gift for President Obama with nail polish and glitter on a piece of red, white, blue, or black leather and use a black, silver or gold frame.” Four. Thousand. Dollars.13. The guy who wants to make a corndoglast_img read more

first_imgMissing teenager Rebecca Hatzis who was reported missing to police on 24 December and is suffering from an ongoing medical condition, has been found and is safe at home.The Victoria Police News has issues a press release confirming the 16 year-old girl is with her family and being properly being taken care of. There has been yet no report on her whereabouts during the days she was missing.The 16-year-old presented at Oakleigh police station about 2.15pm yesterday. For any inquiries contact Victoria Police Media Officer Kelly Yates (39329). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

first_imgWith a stellar performance by Gabriel Jesus, Man City was able to get a very important victory against Wolves. Boly saw red in the first half.The match between Man City and Wolves on Monday was a crucial one, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad had a tremendous opportunity to keep impressing English football with their entertaining football but Gabriel Jesus had other plans.Also, fortune wasn’t exactly on Wolverhampton’s side this time around as they got one player sent-off before the 20th minute of the game and played with 10 players for the rest of the match.It was actually three separate mistakes that cost the visiting squad the victory, Manchester City seems to be completely back to their best form and they have managed to squeeze every single advantage from their opponents tonight.The game started with a poor defensive display from the left flank by Wolves, which permitted Leroy Sane to get enough advantage for a cross to Gabriel Jesus for Manchester City’s first goal if the evening at Etihad Stadium.Not even ten minutes had passed when Boly got a straight red card after a nasty challenge, this left Wolverhampton with very little chances of fighting for the three points against the current Premier League champions.+3 points 🤙🏽 Alô, mãe #mancity #alômâe #gratidão pic.twitter.com/MfMgO9TDUH— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) January 14, 2019If they hadn’t received that red card for Boly, perhaps Wolves would’ve had a bigger opportunity to play better and maybe even get a better result.Having one less player against one of the most competitive squads in the country is something that cannot happen for a squad such as Wolverhampton.From that moment forward, Manchester City dominated almost every aspect of the match, there was a moment in which Raheem Sterling was taken down by Ryan Bennett inside the box and a penalty was awarded for the Citizens.With Sergio Agüero unavailable to take the shot, Gabriel Jesus was given the responsibility and he didn’t disappoint with his shot. Manchester City was already up 2-0, they were winning with relative ease due to the superiority they had since the tenth minute of the match.Nuno Espirito Santo knew that the match was pretty much lost, but he urged all his players to come back with a lot more commitment and knowing that they needed to make a titanic effort with that two-goal disadvantage.Happy with that! ⚽️⚽️⚽️Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.🔵 3-0 🐺 #MCIWOL #mancity pic.twitter.com/3IJqhkTgvV— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 14, 2019The second half was actually much more difficult for Manchester City, Wolverhampton seemed to multiply its players due to the disadvantage they had on the pitch and many players made an extra effort to run way more than they had to in order to compete against the 11 Citizens.There was even a moment in which Mexican Raul Jimenez took the ball in midfield to lead a counter attack, he did everything right but his teammates disappointed after receiving the ball from him and wasting the opportunity by sending the shot to out of bounds.The most important play of the second half came near the end, when Kevin de Bruyne decided to take a long distance shot that got deviated by Coady inside the box and plunged in the back of the net for Manchester City’s third goal.This final 3-0 victory gives the Citizens a chance to stay very close to Liverpool, four-point behind to be exact.Pep Guardiola’s side believes that they actually have a good chance to turn things around by the end of the season, but the Reds will have to lose at least one more match and drop some more points in another one for that to happen.The title doesn’t depend on Manchester City anymore, but they won’t stop fighting until the end.12 goals in his last eight games at the Etihad for @gabrieljesus33.Home comforts 💙🔵 2-0 🐺 #MCIWOL #mancity pic.twitter.com/f9hEsVQSbJ— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 14, 2019What do you think about Manchester City’s performance against Wolves this Monday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:blue hills, goldray ewing, house of assembly, national agenda bill, pnp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Dec 2014 – The two year or mid-term analysis of the current government is leading to a lot of ridiculing headlines for the PNP Administration. Hon Goldray Ewing, the member for Blue Hills said passing the National Agenda bill with near unanimous support in the House of Assembly in the first two years of the PNP was apparently a waste of time. “This would have included many think tank sessions and presentations, in the areas of strategic planning, immigration, public health, economic diversification, crime fighting measures, crown land policy, utilities and national resources, large infrastructure development, population policy and constitutional review.” The PDM Member in a Friday media release explained: “This is very important to the planning of sustainable future growth of the country, setting ethical standards and lifting the quality of living for all our people… But because the National Agenda was never adopted or implemented , even though it passed through the House of Assembly with 99% of the votes, it was still pushed aside, and so I pressed on.” House of Assembly debate today begins at 10am and is aired on national radio. Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and other agriculture groups sent a letter to Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts this week in support of the Farm Credit System.The groups thanked Roberts for scheduling the upcoming hearing on credit in rural America and reiterated important role the Farm Credit System plays in meeting the needs of growers across the country.“As you know, prices of agricultural commodities have increasingly come under pressure. Concerns are growing that we may be entering a prolonged period of instability in the agricultural economy,” the letter states. “Credit availability in good times is singularly important to our respective members. Credit availability in tough times may well mean the difference between producers staying on the land or being forced to abandon their operations.”The groups also state that the Farm Credit System and commercial banks work together to ensure agricultural producers and their industry partners have access to financial tools that are vital to their success.Click here to read the letter.last_img read more

first_imgACAPULCO, Mexico — A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico, as well as the capital and several inland states, on Thursday, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on the coast.The 6.4-magnitude quake in southern Guerrero state was centered about 9 miles north of Tecpan de Galeana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and was felt about 171 miles away in Mexico City, where office workers streamed into the streets, away from high-rise buildings. There were no reports of injuries. A 30-yard section of elevated road collapsed in Tecpan, near the epicenter, closing the federal highway between the resort cities of Acapulco and Zihuatanejo. The road had been damaged in a magnitude-7.2 quake that hit April 18 in roughly the same area and was under repair when it collapsed. The detour road was underwater from the rains Thursday. Tecpan shook ferociously, causing a “wave of panic” and some roofs to cave in, Mayor Crisoforo Otero Heredia said. As the day went on, civil protection workers started hearing of collapsed houses, some in remote areas in the municipality of Tecpan such as the town of La Cienega.A wall collapsed in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, but civil protection crews in Acapulco found no problems except scared citizens who were forced to take refuge in the heavy rain that was hitting the region.last_img read more

first_imgCAMPBELL BAY, INDIA: TO GO WITH STORY ‘ASIA-QUAKE-INDIA-ANDAMAN-KATCHAL’ This picture dated 28 February 2005, shows the devastated beach side of the school building at Katchal, in the Andaman and Nicobar Indian island chain, which was badly damaged by the killer waves which hit the Indian Ocean coastline 26 December 2004. Katchal, which is one of the worst affected southern islands in the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands lost almost 90 percent of its population of 5,312.DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]The islands of Andaman and Nicobar are trembling as nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2 has hit the islands on Monday (April 1) morning just in a span of two hours.According to the National Centre for Seismology, the first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 am, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later, reports PTI.As per the report, the last jolt was recorded at 6.54 am with a magnitude of 5.2. However, the quakes did not cause any damage or loss of life or property.The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes as it lies in the highly intense seismic zone. The islands have witnessed a series of mild tremors this year. A medium intensity earthquake had struck the islands on March 23 with a 5.1 intensity on the Richter scale. On February 13, an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale had hit the Andaman Islands region. Andaman and NichobarReutersIt is also not unusual for the islands to witness more than two-three quakes a day. Frank Hoogerbeets, who runs earthquake forecasting website Ditrianum, has once again predicted that a massive earthquake measuring somewhere around 6 to 7 in the Richter scale could take place soon reports ABP news.(Inputs from agencies)last_img read more

first_img Vauxhall is recalling 220,000 of its Zafira B cars to inspect their heating and ventilation systems and ascertain the cause of fire-related incidents. I know you are understandably concerned about your vehicles, said the companys chairman and managing director, Rory Harvey, in a video address to viewers.He added he was very sorry that this situation has arisen but he insisted the company had been investigating the issue very thoroughly and with the utmost urgency.The move comes after posts on social media and pictures in trade publications showed images of Zafiras with flames coming from under their bonnets. Others showed broken windows and melted plastic caused by fires, while a Facebook group started by an affected owner has more than 6,000 members.Harvey said only the Zafira B model was affected and further analysis into the problem was ongoing. Our investigations have found evidence of improper repair of the blower motor resistor and its thermal fuse which was designed to protect the blower motor system, he said.Promising the company would be transparent with its findings, he said Vauxhall was writing to all 220,000 owners to arrange for checks on their vehicles, adding they would replace any suspect parts free of charge. He added: We fully understand the seriousness of the situation… We will not rest until we are fully confident that we have resolved this issue. Closelast_img read more

first_imgKarate KalyaniFacebookPopular comedian Karate Kalyani has opened up about some unknown funny moments of young tiger Jr NTR on the sets of his 2002 Telugu movie Aadi and revealed some of his naughty acts on the sets.It is known that senior actors like Nandamuri Balakrishna and Mohan Babu are very disciplined, serious and a little harsh personalities. Many people in the Telugu film industry are afraid of talking to the two actors. But Karate Kalyani has maintained a very good relationship with both of them.In an interview with a YouTube channel, Karate Kalyani spoke about their anger. She said, “If a person has command over the work and believes in work culture, he will always get angry. I am one of such personalities. If someone says something about me, I react sharply. The reason is that I have talent, work and I believe in this profession.”Karate Kalyani also spoke about their recent outbursts in public and said, “If fans ask for a selfie, no star will deny it. If this demand goes beyond the limit, everyone including you and me will outburst. Same thing happened with him too and it was highlighted by the media. But the sad part is that what happened later was not shown by the media. Both are really nice persons.”Meanwhile, Karate Kalyani spoke about Junior NTR’s naughty acts on the sets of Aadhi. She said, “Jr NTR is very naughty. During the shoot of movie Aadi, he climbed on an assistant director and treated him like a horse. When he used to get hurt, Jr NTR used to hug him. He used to do all naughty acts. He used to apply the blood on his hand to his shirt for fun.”Karate Kalyani has played supporting roles in several Telugu movies. She is known for her performance in films like Chatrapathy, Mirapakay, Guntur Talkies, Raja the Great, Goutham Nanda and Yevade Subramanyam. She entered into the Limca Book of Records for performing Harikatha continuously for 114 hours, 45 minutes and 55 seconds. She was also a part of the casting couch movement.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:07 X Listen This fall, a new seat belt law might be in effect for new Texas school buses.School buses might get a bit safer in the state of Texas. The new seat belt law for school buses has passed its’ final hurdle to the governor’s desk.SB 693 requires all newly purchased school buses to have 3-point seat belts. This is only for new bus models, and does not apply to retrofitting older buses.Opponents of the bill worry about creating an unfunded state mandate. But districts can opt out, by holding a vote at a public meeting.Ten years ago, a similar law was signed by then-Governor Rick Perry. But the seat belt mandate only pertained to schools who applied for grant money. Nearly all of the districts didn’t, according to the state.This time, state grant money is not available. But the new bill’s author, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, says it’s still do-able:“This bill is so different because it says, ‘You need to do it. We’re not asking you to spend additional dollars. If you used to buy 10 buses without seat belts… we would rather you spend the same dollars, but buy eight…. just readjust your plans. But if you really can’t do it because you can’t afford it, you can opt out.’”She says, to opt out, the school boards will need to facilitate the public meeting vote. “We’re leaving that to the local level. They can make the decision,” she explains.Some districts already mandate 3-point belts on newly purchased buses. HISD made that switch in 2015, but they say over half of their fleet still has no seat belts at all.In the bill’s second House reading last week, State Representative Dade Phelan said he can’t believe we let over a million children on our roads each day, without requiring 3-point seat belts in school buses. And he says it’s not that the money’s not there; it’s about budget priorities.“If these school districts can afford AstroTurf on a boy’s baseball practice field, or a 3 million dollar scoreboard, then they can afford seat belts on school buses,” he said.In April, Sheanine Chatman testified on the bill’s behalf, in Austin. She lost her daughter in a 2015 HISD school bus crash.“I had to identify my daughter… she was unrecognizable,” she testified, in a shaky voice. “I have to live with that every day.”The HISD school bus in 2015’s accident was equipped with lap seat belts, but the students weren’t wearing them. Two students were killed, two others were seriously injured. It is not immediately clear if 3-point seat belts could have prevented the fatalities.Chatman continued her testimony, as a proclamation for school bus safety: “I’m going to continue to advocate for bus safety and seat belts on all of our Texas school buses. Every child should have a seat belt on a school bus.”Texas could be one step closer to that. If Governor Greg Abbott does not veto this law, it will take effect this September. Sharelast_img read more

first_img For the classic teh tarik – Raj RestaurantLocated a block from 24-hour mall Mustafa Centre and two blocks from PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, this Indian vegetarian restaurant features such a large, varied menu that even diners new to the cuisine are bound to find something they fancy. Wash the meal down with a well-crafted cup of teh tarik, a local hot milk tea drink – or “pulled tea”, to complete the local dining experience. Address: 76 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207655 For Indian filter coffee – Komala VilasAnother indian establishment worth popping by for a bite and a sip is Komala Vilas, a household name in the country that first opened back in 1947. Have your pick of a delectable variety of both south indian and north indian dishes. Our recommendation is a plate of dosa (a thin, crispy type of pancake) with some of the best Indian filter coffee the neighbourhood has to offer. Address: 76 Serangoon Road, Singapore 217981 For Japanese-French vibes – L’Etoile CaféHankering for more European flavours? You want L’Etoile Café. Quaint, laidback, and ever so off-the-beaten-path, the fusion café upon entering feels like you’ve just stepped into someone’s home. Expect its artisanal coffee to impress at an eatery that roasts its coffee beans and carefully slow drips its coffee for at least 20 hours. Address: 160 Owen Road, Singapore 218953Feature image by Singapore food blogger Qiuuing. Read her review of Toast Box here. Australians love coffee. In fact, we’re coffee snobs and when we’re travelling, sometimes getting a good coffee fix is tricky. Starbucks just won’t cut it. If you’re heading to Singapore, Parkroyal has put together a list of the best places to get your coffee fix.  For a local kopi experience – Toast BoxSavour the singular taste and fragrance of an authentic cup of local coffee, popularly known in Singapore as kopi, at this award-winning breakfast chain. You can’t go wrong with a Nanyang Kopi and Peanut Butter Thick Toast (or a bowl of laksa, if you’re feeling a bit more peckish) combination. Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #01-41 to 43 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539 For cold brews – Old Hen Coffee BarHighly rated for its specialty cold brew coffees that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are addictive, Old Hen Coffee Bar also serves the traditional black and white varieties. While you’re there, try the Chicken Cheese Burrito, the Smoked Salmon and Apple Toast, and the breakfast favourite Toasted Muesli Bowl as well. Address: 88 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218374last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterCrystal will expand its acclaimed Crystal Visions Enrichment Program to Crystal Yacht Cruises, with three of its most popular guest speakers set to give riveting and interactive presentations to Crystal Esprit’s guests. When Crystal Esprit sails through Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Qatar, Oman and the UAE this November and December, she will be joined by leading experts on the distinct global affairs of the regions and the world at large.Sailing aboard Crystal Esprit’s 6 November Athens-Limassol voyage (visiting the Greek Isles and Cyprus) and the November 13 Limassol-Aqaba voyage (visiting Cyprus, Israel and Jordan) are:Stephen Cole – A renowned international speaker and broadcast journalist, who shares his perspective from his time with the BBC and CNN International.Jean-Pierre Isbouts – A humanities scholar, best-selling author for National Geographic books and award-winning filmmaker, who shares his stories and observations gleaned from decades of study.Joining the yacht’s 23 December round-trip Dubai sailing (calling in Oman, Qatar, UAE and offering a double overnight in Dubai) is:U.S. Marine Corps General (Ret.) Anthony Zinni – A decorated military veteran celebrated as a fascinating and dynamic speaker, who will share his colorful history and world experiences.“An important component of travel is understanding the world we explore, and Crystal has long been a leader in providing enlightening onboard experiences with esteemed leaders in various fields that mirror the enriching experiences ashore in each destination,” says Crystal CEO and President, Edie Rodriguez. “Presentations from guest experts always draw in our audience of savvy, inquisitive travellers. The intimate setting aboard Crystal Esprit will only enhance the interactive and conversational atmosphere for a truly informative opportunity.”The three guest speakers to kick off the enrichment programming on Crystal Esprit will be familiar to Crystal guests who have sailed on the company’s award-winning ocean ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, as they’ve all been featured as part of the Crystal Visions Enrichment program many times, due to the high level of interest from travellers.Crystal Yacht Cruises fares for the seven-, 10-, and 11-day sailings (chronologically) begin at $4270, $5950 and $11,130, respectively if booked by 31 August.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more