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first_imgEderson turned out to be Manchester City’s saviour on New Year’s eve with his stoppage time penalty save as Manchester City drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.As Ederson rescuing a point for City, the blue of Manchester also preserved their unbeaten record and extended it to 21 matches. However, their winning streak was halted at 18 by the resolute Palace.Crystal Palace became only the second team this season to take points off City, the other being everton who drew 1-1 in August.Man City drop points for the first time in 132 days as @CPFC end 2017 on a high#CRYMCI pic.twitter.com/NlWkBtKzgO- Premier League (@premierleague) December 31, 2017Palace earned a penalty in stoppage time when Raheem Sterling brought down Wilfried Zaha but the normally reliable Luka Milivojevic had his spot kick saved by Ederson.With Palace defending high and breaking fast, the closest that City came to a goal was when substitute striker Sergio Aguero’s shot took a slight deflection off a defender and hit the post midway through the first half.INJURY TROUBLE FOR CITYKevin De Bruyne was carried off on a stretcher late in City’s 0-0 draw, with Gabriel Jesus also leaving the pitch injured and in tears.Belgium international De Bruyne, who has been instrumental to City’s success this season, suffered the injury after a collision with Palace’s Jason Puncheon in stoppage time at Selhurst Park and left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.Earlier in the match, Jesus landed awkwardly, and had to be withdrawn. He made his way to the dressing room in tears, consoled by City’s medical staff.advertisementThe extent of the injuries has yet to be determined but Pep Guardiola said after the match that Jesus is injured and he will be out of action for maybe a month or two.#PEP: @gabrieljesus33 is injured, he will be out for maybe one month of two months. #cpfcvcity- Manchester City (@ManCity) December 31, 2017(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more


first_imgIndia vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2 live streaming from Rajkot: Watch Ind vs Wi 1st Test match free live streaming online: Watch IND vs WI 1st Test Day 2 Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV.Prithvi Shaw’s historic debut hundred highlighted a dominating first day for India in the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot. After electing to bat on a placid pitch, India lost KL Rahul to Shannon Gabriel in the first over but Shaw’s stunning hundred helped the hosts take the upper hand.Cheteshwar Pujara (86) and Virat Kohli (72 not out) were also among the runs as India finished day one on 364/4. This is now the highest score for India on the opening day of a Test match by India against West Indies.What time does the 1st Test between India vs West Indies start?Day 2 of the first Test starts on 9:30 AM IST on October 5, Friday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st Test between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Bangladesh match.Where will the 1st Test between India and West Indies be played?Day 2 of the 1st Test between India and West Indies will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot from 09:30 IST.Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 1st Test live?advertisementThe match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs West Indies 1st Test?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs West Indies from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the teams for the 1st Test between India and West Indies?India XI: KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep YadavWest Indies XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriellast_img read more


first_imgWorld number two Rafael Nadal has said he is excited to head into a new season but concedes starting afresh, especially after a long injury layoff is “challenging”.Nadal hasn’t played on the tour since September due to knee and abdominal issues. The 32-year-old pulled out of US Open midway during his semi-final bout against Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal was trailing 7-6, 6-2 when a knee injury forced him to retire.The 17-time Grand Slam champion was slated for a comeback at the Paris Masters in November but he withdrew with an abdominal injury thereby conceding the top spot on ATP rankings to rival, Novak Djokovic. Nadal was also absent from a star-studded field at ATP Finals last month as he withdrew from the season-ending tournament after failing to recover in time.Nadal underwent knee surgery soon after in order to get himself ready to face the challenges in the new season. Having made an earlier-than-expected recovery, the Spanish great will be playing the first tournament of his new season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship – an exhibition event for men’s singles stars in Abu Dhabi between December 27 and 29.Nadal will then head to Brisbane for the season-opening ATP 250 tournament after which he will bid for a second Australian Open title at the year’s first Grand Slam.”I am still excited about starting another season. At the age of 32-and-a-half, I never expected when I was 23, 22 to still do what I am. That’s something that I appreciate a lot, and I enjoy that fact,” Nadal told CNN.advertisement”I enjoy the fact that for me, it’s a challenge, always, to be back again after a tough period of time because of injuries. For me, it’s a challenge to start a new season,” he added.”I am making a lot of steps forward since the surgery on the foot. I started practising tennis one week earlier, and in higher intensity than we had thought. It was a little bit of risk that we don’t make it into the beginning of the season, but here we are, practicing more or less hard and we are excited to start the new season.”2018 was an amazing year: NadalNadal also insisted that 2018 has been an “amazing year” despite being troubled by injuries towards the end of the season. The King of Clay reigned supreme on the red dirt, winning his 11th French Open title and three Masters 1000 titles.”In a year that you finish as the world No. 2, you win a grand slam, you win Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Rome and Toronto — so three Masters 1000s — you can’t say it’s not a good year. Obviously, it is a good year,” Nadal added.”With all these issues … to be able to manage to keep winning important things, it has been, not a miracle, but an amazing year in terms of quality of tennis.”Also Read | Asian Games bronze medallist Prajnesh aims for top 50, ability to play five setsAlso Read | Rafael Nadal donates 1.15 million dollars to Mallorca flood victimsAlso Read | Tata Open Maharashtra: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan named top seedlast_img read more


first_img NFL tells Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to stop talking about anthem policy Share on Facebook US sports Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Ironically, the other owners remind me of the hipster who got a Japanese character tattooed on his neck thinking it said loyalty. but it actually said noodles. They think they’re showing strength, patriotism, and soothing ruffled fan feathers – but they’re actually saying noodles. To deny players the right to express their frustration in a peaceful manner is a disgrace to the Constitution, the opposite of patriotism. By compromising ethics to economy, you show moral weakness. And if you think you’re appealing to your fan base, you might be doing the opposite: a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 86% of Republicans said it was never OK to take a knee during the national anthem, but only 29% of Democrats agreed. About 69% of African-Americans said protests of the anthem were sometimes acceptable, but only 42% of whites agreed. So, unless you only want to appeal to white Republicans which, given the shifting diversity of the US population is a slow suicide, you are not really reaching the broader fan base.We all are entitled to our opinions, but when those opinions translate into actions that affect the whole community at large, we have a responsibility to scrutinize those opinions, to hold them to a higher standard of reason. Denying your players their freedom to express their concerns sends a clear message that you don’t value your black players’ values. You’re telling them that they must abide by your white perception of social justice even though you have no experience with the kind of institutional injustice that robs their community of lives, hope and a future. You are owners in that you own the franchise, but you don’t own the players or their hearts and minds. I’m reminded of the song from protest singer Phil Ochs, “I’m Gonna Say It Now”: Taking a knee: two years on, where does the NFL stand? – video explainer Why aren’t you NFL owners outraged by that? If it were white people suffering those same statistics, you wouldn’t even play the national anthem. Then again, you wouldn’t have had the opportunity to become owners in the first place.To be fair, not all you owners have cowered under the false flag of patriotism to hide their shame. New York Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said the team would not discipline a player who protests and he would pay the league’s fine. Giants co-owner Steve Tisch has also said that his players will not be punished for protesting during the anthem. Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, released a statement vaguely supporting his players right to “influence positive change”, Jed York, the CEO of the 49ers and the sole abstainee from the May vote, has not elaborated on the club’s policy. I’m sure your players appreciate your loyalty to them. The rest of us respect your integrity in the face of political pressure. And there is the $90m the NFL has earmarked for social justice causes over the next seven years. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Support The Guardian 2:52 Share on Pinterest Reuse this content NFL If not now, when?Yours truly,Kareem Read more Play Video Topics comment Now, following the Miami Dolphins channeling of the abusive students in Stanford Prison Experiment by over-punishing protesting players, the May agreement is frozen and new negotiations have begun, this time including the NFL Players Association. A kneejerk reaction came on 26 July when Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced he would require all players to stand during the anthem – or else. President Trump was not too busy with his tariff wars to claim a personal victory: “Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!” (Too busy to put in that comma after “go,” though.)It’s been two years since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee to protest systemic racial injustice, especially police brutality, against people of color. The worst thing about that isn’t that two years later we’re still debating whether players have the right to protest, it’s that not much has changed regarding what Kaepernick was protesting. A 2018 study by Harvard and Stanford economists from the Equality of Opportunity Project concluded that black boys raised by wealthy, two-parent families in upscale neighborhoods still do not have the same earning potential as low-income white boys. As for police brutality and shootings, where President Obama oversaw vast reform of local police departments, President Trump has advised police offers to rough up “thugs” and “Don’t be too nice”. Although racial minorities are only 37.4% of the population, they account for 62.7% of unarmed people killed by police. Just bad luck? Some studies show that in video game simulations police officers are quicker to shoot black suspects than white suspects, revealing subconscious racial biases. Even after a “bad cop” is fired, most simply are hired by other police departments. Given all that and much, much more, taking a knee during the national anthem is the epitome of restraint. Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share via Email Dear NFL owners:Whew! What a tumultuous year for your league. Slipping attendance and ratings. Continuing concussion controversy. Lawsuits from cheerleaders who refuse to shut up and smile. Domestic violence accusations against players. The Papa John’s founder mouthing off about something or other. Players taking a national anthem knee (NAK, for short). President Trump’s “problematic” rambling. Commissioner Roger Goodell under siege from, well, everybody. Bet it makes you fellas long for the good old days when all you had to worry about was Janet Jackson’s nip slip. Where’s faithful Hodor when you need someone to hold the door against relentless attackers?Then you made it worse.In May, you implemented a childish policy about how grown men must respond to the national anthem: a player can stay in the locker room during the anthem, but if he takes the field and then protests, the team and the player can be fined. Oh, Dear Owners. You stood at the precipice of history tasked with deciding whether to choose the principles of the US Constitution over profits of commerce, patriotism over pandering, morality over mob mentality, promoting social justice over pushing beers. Sadly, you blinked. Courage, it seems, is expected only of players. Ooh, you’d like to be my father you’d like to be my dad,And give me kisses when I’m good and spank me when I’m bad.But since I’ve left my parents I’ve forgotten how to bow,So when I’ve got something to say, sir, I’m gonna say it now.last_img read more


first_imgMauricio Pochettino does not think there will be a signing at Tottenham on Thursday’s transfer deadline day, but did hint someone could be heading out the door.Spurs have only signed one player, Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain, since the start of 2018.Pochettino continues to keep Spurs in the top four despite the lack of additions to his squad, with Son Heung-min and Fernando Llorente striking late at a sparsely populated Wembley to earn a 2-1 comeback win over Watford on Wednesday. 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? With Harry Kane and Dele Alli both set to miss next month’s last-16 Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund due to injuries, attacking reinforcements would be welcome for Tottenham.But Pochettino, who believes his club don’t have the budget to compete in the transfer market, is downbeat about the chances of chairman Daniel Levy delivering a surprise signing to beat the deadline.”No, I don’t know anything,” Pochettino told reporters when asked about rumours of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou moving to Monaco on loan.”I am going to talk now with my chief scout Steve Hitchen, I am going to ask for some news. I expect that maybe some player is going to leave but I do not expect that we are going to add to the squad.”I am going to talk because I want some news, but not because I am expecting to sign a player.””I’m very happy to score again in this shirt and to get the three points is even better!”#COYS pic.twitter.com/oZoS3MnzW7— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 30, 2019Son made an immediate impact by scoring the equaliser on his return from the Asian Cup, the South Korea captain available earlier than expected after his side lost in the last eight.”I am always happy with him, he is a very nice guy and he is available always to deliver the job you expect from him,” Pochettino added.”It is so important to have all of the players fit and of course he was disappointed to lose the quarter-final against Qatar, he wanted to deliver his best for his country and win the Asian Cup but in the same time, I need to be honest, I am happy he is back because he is helping us to try and win and that is so important.”It wasn’t the plan to play with him for the full 90 minutes but how the result was, you know in that moment I talked with [assistant manager] Jesus [Perez] and I said maybe we need to take a little bit of a risk to keep him playing. He finished very tired, with some cramp.”We’re going to see if he can recover for the next game [against Newcastle United on Saturday], if he’s okay maybe he’s going to be in the starting XI, if not on the bench. For sure if we need him, he’s going to help the team. That’s one circumstance more.”That match-winning moment! #COYS pic.twitter.com/19LM3yqZ8L— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 30, 2019Kane’s replacement Llorente had missed a series of chances but the much-maligned forward came up with a late winner to down Watford, celebrating the goal with Pochettino.”I don’t think he wanted to come to me!” Pochettino joked.”I moved into his run, I put myself in the way to try to celebrate with him. I was so happy. Normally I never celebrate goals but today I felt a bit of freedom to celebrate because we deserved to win.”For me this game was so important because before the three points was going to be massive and for me massive to keep our position in the table. Also so happy because Fernando worked so hard, working the last four games with Harry Kane out, he’s working so hard for the team, to help the team to win three points today is a massive thing.”Always it builds the confidence in a striker and more when you are competing with Harry Kane, or behind Harry Kane, one of the best strikers in the world, always it’s difficult. Always you need time. But in all this time he’s been a fantastic professional and always was pushing and helping the team.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


first_img Press Trust of India NagpurMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 20:05 IST India vs Australia: Adam Zampa said his strength was attacking the stumps. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAdam Zampa said attacking the stumps is the best way to bowl to Indian batsmenZampa felt Kohli’s wicket in Vishakhapatnam T20 was the best one along with the one in BrisbaneZampa said he just tries to stay in the game for as long as possibleHis stint in the IPL has made Adam Zampa realise that the best way to counter Indian batsmen is by bowling a wicket-to-wicket line.Zampa, who has grabbed 44 wickets in 35 ODI appearances so far feels that his strength is attacking the stumps rather than bowl big loopy leg breaks outside the off-stump, which players like Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav relish hitting.”From my IPL experience and seeing these guys play, it’s not about the variety of wrong ‘uns but it’s about the best way to bowl to these batsmen. Particularly in ODI cricket, most leg-spinners these days are attacking the stumps and that’s my strength,” Zampa said on the eve of the match.”I feel like when I get away from the stumps, guys like Virat and the other night [Kedar] Jadhav, I got little bit frustrated and went wide off the stumps, that is when the damage happen. It’s about staying away from their strengths,” said Zampa, who dismissed Kohli in the first T20 International in Visakhaptanam as well as the first ODI in Hyderabad.Zampa is happy that he has been to get better of world’s best batsman on a few occasions recently.”It’s nice to get players like that [Virat] out. I thought the best one was the T20 here [in Visakhapatnam] and another match in Brisbane. I thought they were big wickets given the situation of the match and we ended up winning the game [Visakhapatnam].But then Zampa also knows that getting Kohli alone won’t be enough.”Getting Virat is one thing, he was in at the time and it was big wicket, but then you also have to think about getting [Mahendra Singh] Dhoni out and Rohit [Sharma] out. Virat is big wicket, but there are six or seven big wickets in the Indian team,” Zampa told reporters here on the eve of the team’s second ODI here against hosts India.Kohli is always a prized catch but Adam Zampa does not intend to be too harsh on himself if the Indian captain or some of the other star batsman in the opposition ranks happen to dominate him.”I don’t want to think too far ahead and not be too harsh on myself. Virat [Kohli] and Rohit [Sharma] are amazing players and somehow I just need to be in the game for as long as possible. That’s all I can really do,” said Zampa.Also Read | Ashwin, Jadeja have always done well for India, Chahal and I haven’t ousted anyone: KuldeepAlso Read | Team India gears up for 2nd ODI vs Australia with gruelling practice session in NagpurFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Tags :Follow Adam ZampaFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit SharmaFollow MS DhoniFollow Kedar JadhavFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 2nd ODI Nice to get players like Virat Kohli out: Adam ZampaIndia vs Australia: Adam Zampa said Virat Kohli was a big wicket but there are “six or seven big wickets in the Indian team”, on the eve of the second ODI in Nagpur.advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgGurugram: In less than a week, one more foreign national has alleged that she was raped in Gurugram. This time the complaint has been filed by a Libyan woman who works as a medical practitioner. The complainant has levelled allegations against her male counterpart. The case has been registered at the New Colony police station. As of now, no arrests have been made in the case.The Libyan who had done her medical course from Libya was in India for a few months as a medical intern. The accused as per the sources was her supervisor. “We have registered the case under the following sections and have begun our investigations. As of now we have not made any arrests but soon we will make headway in the case,” said a police official from Gurugram police. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkOn June 14, a Spanish woman working as an intern in an information technology company here has approached the police, reporting rape by an acquaintance. The 36-year-old accused allegedly invited her to a party and raped her on Friday night. The accused was arrested by the police. The victim, in her complaint, reported that she was looking for a room and met the accused on a social media group, after which he offered to help. In another blow to the security of the women in the city, a working professional had alleged that a man flashed in front of her at HUDA city centre metro station on Friday. Apparently, HUDA city centre station is the busiest metro station in Gurugram. As per the police records, in 2018 there were 123 cases of rapes and 295 incidents of molestation have been reported officially. All these figures are way above than the data recorded in previous years. Moreover, molesters have now taken to the digital medium to harass women in the city. Lack of infrastructure like the development of proper helpline has also increased the troubles for the victims.last_img read more


first_imgLondon: Social networking giants Facebook, Instagram and YouTube are set to face heavy fines in Britain for failing to filter out harmful content on their platforms, the media reported. As part of the government’s plan, Britain’s broadcasting watchdog Ofcom would be given new legal powers to monitor, investigate and fine social platforms for sharing or live-streaming “harmful” videos, including pornography, violence and child abuse, the Telegraph reported on Sunday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year With the new powers, the broadcast watchdog of the UK would be able to issue fines of 250,000 pounds (around $300,000) or an amount worth up to five per cent of the company’s revenue, if the sites fail to establish strict age verification checks and parental controls to safeguard kids from exposure to harmful videos. If the tech giants fail to comply with enforcement measures, the Ofcom would have the authority to “suspend” or “restrict” the tech giants’ services in the UK, The Sun reported on Monday, citing the Telegraph. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India Reports about this new crackdown is seen as an interim measure and comes ahead of the UK government’s White Paper plans for a statutory duty of care to combat online harms, the report said. Over the last couple of years, several cases of teen suicides, supposedly encouraged by provocative content or trolling on social networking platforms have come to light. Earlier this year, Facebook also received heavy backlash after video of the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosque in New Zealand was live-streamed. Using “appropriate information gathering” powers, regulator ofcom may order sites like Facebook or Youtube to hand over data or algorithms which many say drive content to vulnerable children, the report added.last_img read more


Rabat – The southern Moroccan city of Laayoune is celebrating the first edition of the International Forum of Creation and African Women Leadership, which is taking place from December 7 to 9 at the city’s Conference Palace.Under the theme “the Image of Africa in African women’s literary creation,” the forum is gathering together prominent African literature leaders from different countries, including Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire South Africa, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria.The three-day event is being organized at the initiative of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region under the instruction of King Mohammed VI. The event seeks to recognize the roles of women leaders in Africa in various fields, according to a statement issued by the region.“These roles have grown in accordance with major changes and challenges facing African societies that have resulted in opportunities for communication and cooperation between women’ elites in order to enable them to actively contribute to opening up the horizons of prosperity and promise that every African aspires to,” said the statement.The first session of the forum was dedicated to celebrate the participation of Aminata Sao Fall, a Senegalese writer. The forum has paid a warm homage to the Senegalese literary leader during the opening ceremony. The symposium will be also marked by different panel discussions and workshops supervised by various critics and authors from Morocco and other African countries. The event is being marked by the participation of major literary figures from Europe, the US, and the Middle East.The event aims to create a platform for exchange, sharing of skills, and know-how between African women, according to Morocco’s Minister of Culture and Communication Mohamed Laaraj.Highlighting the importance of the event, which features the region’s interest in major topics related to women’s leadership, the minister said that “this forum brings together all the elements of a conscious awareness of reconciling the different aspects related to development and to the efforts towards continental integration.” read more


OTTAWA — An Indigenous chapter in NAFTA mustn’t be allowed to fall by the wayside, regardless of the challenges currently confronting negotiators, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde.Canada, the U.S. and Mexico concluded the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations on Tuesday in Arlington, Va. — discussions that spanned seven days and involved nearly 30 groups, according to Global Affairs.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also announced Tuesday that the trade talks are being extended into 2018.Bellegarde, who is part of an advisory committee on the talks, said he wants to ensure officials understand the importance of including Indigenous Peoples, since they were left out of original NAFTA negotiations in the 1990s.“I just want to make sure the officials at the table are aware and get the importance of not forgetting about the Indigenous Peoples chapter as well, because this is the first time you will have an opportunity to have it in an international trade agreement,” Bellegarde said from Milwaukee, Wis., where he spoke at the National Congress of American Indians.“I’m seizing the opportunity to make sure this doesn’t fall off the table.”Bellegarde said there is support for the idea of an Indigenous chapter in the trade deal.“In order to create economic certainty … to foster greater Indigenous Peoples’ participation in the economy and international trade, it makes sense for this Indigenous Peoples chapter to go forward.”Bellegarde said Tuesday he has personally enlisted the backing of American tribes for the chapter, pointing out that the National Congress of American Indians passed a resolution in support of its creation.“They’re going to formalize it as well later on this week,” he said. “That’s good to see that support happening already”For her part, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has also called for “progressive” elements to be included in a renegotiated NAFTA, such as stronger labour standards, tougher environmental protections and chapters on gender and Indigenous rights.Ottawa has been exploring how provisions in the trade agreement can support Indigenous economic development while it also considers how to make the pact compliant with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.–Follow @kkirkup on Twitter read more


The government delegation in Geneva said Sri Lanka will continue its policy of peace and reconciliation ad will also continue to defend the independence and the prerogatives of the Human Rights Council.Meanwhile the delegation also said it has sought a clarification on the allegations that members of the government delegation had threatened and intimidated human rights defenders.However the delegation says so far it has not received any clarification. (Colombo Gazette) However the government delegation did not name the country it sees as a dictator although it was apparent Sri Lanka was referring to the U.S which pushed for the resolution on Sri Lanka and which was subsequently adopted.Sri Lanka called for unity in the common struggle to defend its sovereignty, independence, and the free choice of the people to shape their own society and destiny. “Today one country deems itself the depository of a mission to dictate to the rest of the world its vision of democracy, of human rights, of development. Is any of us safe from becoming the next target, the object of pressure, even of military aggression, the detriment of our peoples and their right to life?” the statement said. Sri Lanka has warned that there is an attempt by one country to dictate to the world through which arises the threat of pressure or even military aggression.A statement by Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council on the closing day of its 19th session yesterday (Friday) also notes that pressure and various other methods were used to obtain support for the U.S sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka. The statement said that Sri Lanka rejects all form of unilateralism, threats, sanctions, blockades, conditionality and an orchestrated disinformation campaign on the country. read more


Former Governor of the Eastern Province M.L.A.M. Hizbullah today revealed the dealings he had with Easter attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim in 2015.Hizbullah told the Parliament Select Committee on the Easter Sunday attacks that he met Zahran Hashim in 2015 ahead of the Parliamentary elections. He claimed that Zahran Hashim met all the Muslim candidates contesting the 2015 elections from Batticaloa. “Not just me. Several Sri Lanka Muslim Congress candidates and others also met him,” Hizbullah said. Hizbullah said that Hashim was then seen only as a preacher and was not known to have had links to terrorism.He said that Zahran Hashim was a good speaker and he had several young followers. Hizbullah said that he and some other candidates contesting the election had signed an agreement with him to seek his support for the elections.Some of the conditions he had put forward were that candidates must not play music while campaigning, must not use firecrackers and must ensure women and men are seated separately at the election meetings.Hizbullah said that Zahran however went against him a few days later as music had been played at one of his election meetings. Hizbullah said that Zahran eventually made sure that he lost the 2015 Parliamentary elections. (Colombo Gazette) read more


AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 9, 2013 5:17 pm MDT Plant to process ore concentrate from N.W.T. mine planned for Saskatchewan LANGHAM, Sask. – A new ore processing plant is being proposed for northwest Saskatchewan.The Fortune Minerals facility, to be located east of Langham, about 35 kilometres from Saskatoon, would process ore concentrate from a mine in the Northwest Territories.A director with Fortune, Rick Schryer, says there have been three main concerns raised by residents.The biggest is the use of water from the Dalmeny aquifer, while the others are fears the aquifer will be contaminated from leaking brine or other chemicals.Schryer says whether the plant gets built depends on government approval and the mine in the Northwest Territories which will send ore concentrate for processing.He adds they don’t want to build the plant before the mine is done because then it will just sit there idle.Construction on the processing facility could start as soon as late next year.(CJWW) read more


by James MacPherson And Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press Posted Feb 9, 2017 11:56 am MDT Last Updated Feb 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CANNON BALL, N.D. – Construction of the final segment of the Dakota Access pipeline has begun, and the full system should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday, even as an American Indian tribe filed a legal challenge to block the work and protect its water supply.The Army granted Energy Transfer Partners formal permission Wednesday to lay pipe under a North Dakota reservoir, clearing the way for completion of the 1,200-mile pipeline. Company spokeswoman Vicki Granado confirmed early Thursday that construction resumed “immediately after receiving the easement.”Workers had already drilled entry and exit holes for the segment, and oil had been put in the pipeline leading up to Lake Oahe in anticipation of finishing the project.“The estimate is 60 days to complete the drill and another 23 days to fill the line to Patoka,” Granado said, referring to the shipping point in Illinois that is the pipeline’s destination.Work was stalled for months due to opposition by the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes. Both tribes argue that the pipeline threatens their water supply and cultural sites.In a statement, Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier said the water “is our life. It must be protected at all costs.”The Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota borders the Standing Rock reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. The last piece of the pipeline would pass under the lake on the Missouri River, which marks the eastern border of both reservations.A separate court battle unfolded between the developer and the Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees the federal land where the last segment is now being laid. President Donald Trump last month instructed the Corps to advance pipeline construction.The Cheyenne River Sioux on Thursday asked a federal judge to stop the work while a lawsuit filed earlier by the tribes proceeds. Attorney Nicole Ducheneaux said in court documents that the pipeline “will desecrate the waters” that the Cheyenne River Sioux rely on.Energy Transfer Partners, which maintains the pipeline is safe, did not immediately respond in court to the filing. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg did not immediately rule.The tribes’ lawsuit, filed last summer, has been on hold while the dispute over the final pipeline segment played out. The Cheyenne River Sioux on Thursday told the judge that they also want to make a claim on freedom-of-religion grounds.“The sanctity of these waters is a central tenet of their religion, and the placement of the pipeline itself, apart from any rupture and oil spill, is a desecration of these waters,” Ducheneaux wrote.Standing Rock Sioux attorney Jan Hasselman has said that tribe will also try to block the construction in court, with likely arguments that further study is necessary to preserve tribal treaty rights.An assessment conducted last year determined that building the final segment of the pipeline would not have a significant effect on the environment. However, the Army decided in December that further study was warranted to address tribal concerns.The Corps launched an environmental study on Jan. 18, but Trump signed an executive action six days later telling the Corps to allow the company to proceed with construction. Legal experts have disagreed on whether the Army can change its mind simply because of the change in White House administrations.An encampment near the construction drew thousands of protesters last year in support of the tribes, leading to occasional clashes with law enforcement and hundreds of arrests.Granado said she was not aware of any incidents involving pipeline opponents in the area Thursday. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office also said it had not responded to any incidents.Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault said in a statement late Wednesday that the tribe is prepared to keep up the battle in the courts, “to fight against an administration that seeks to dismiss not only our treaty rights and status as sovereign nations, but the safe drinking water of millions of Americans.”In a statement Wednesday, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum urged “co-operation and restraint” from all parties and requested federal law enforcement assistance to keep the peace during construction.Protesters rallied in several U.S. cities Wednesday. Joye Braun and Payu Harris, two pipeline opponents who have been at the North Dakota protest encampment, said in an interview at a nearby casino that there’s frustration but also resolve in the wake of the Army’s decision.“The goal is still prayerful, nonviolent direct action,” Braun said.___Blake Nicholson reported from Bismarck, North Dakota. Follow him on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/NicholsonBlake . Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline read more


first_imgSuperior Industries, a US based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, debuts its new patent pending Valor™ Vertical Shaft Impactor (VSI). The VSI is Superior’s second equipment solution for crushing bulk materials after launching the compression style Patriot™ cone crusher late last year. Impact style crushers, like the Valor VSI, produce a more cubically-shaped product.Incorporating criteria from several of its existing customers, Superior says its engineers produced a stronger, safer and more convenient design. For example, the VSI is equipped with a cartridge style, right angle pinion gearbox. This allows for a safer deck-mounted motor arrangement, which also simplifies access to the drive and its components. In addition, a hydraulically-powered lifting lid allows for safe and easy access to the crushing chamber. Maintenance inspectors are protected by a combination of automatic and manual safety interlocks. Thirdly, an innovative autogenous rotor design encourages more rock on rock crushing, which greatly extends the life of many internal parts.Superior manufactures models of its new Valor VSI for rates up to 725 t/h and maximum feed sizes up to 203mm.last_img read more


first_img Lorraine Courtney Friday 24 Feb 2017, 6:45 AM FRANCE’S FAR-RIGHT PRESIDENTIAL candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric this week.Le Pen was supposed to meet with the country’s grand mufti, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, but when one of his aides handed her a white headscarf to put on, she refused and headed back to her car.After walking away from the meeting Le Pen said she had already confirmed with the cleric’s office that she would not wear a headscarf. “They didn’t cancel the meeting, so I thought they would accept the fact that I wouldn’t wear one,” she said. “They tried to impose it upon me.”Women standing up for ourselvesI don’t agree with Marine Le Pen on much but I admire what she did on Tuesday. It’s about time European women stood up for our rights and values.What’s most important here is not to protect the act of wearing a hijab as a human right, but actually protecting the right of an individual to be able to safely make that choice.This means that when we’re critical of veil bans, we should also be critical of countries that force women to cover as well. People have rights, belief systems don’t, and no woman should have to suck it up for fear of offending religious values.Admittedly it would be difficult to analyse and debate the flow of news and commentary over the past few years without feeling a subconscious need to be a corrective to clichés and biases about Islam. The Islamophobia in the press, our public discourse and institutions is constant and real. We live in troubled times.Patriarchal religions enforcing modesty codesBut the myth of male weakness and the perversion of religious texts to support enforced modesty codes for women is also a fact. It’s a fugly myth that shifts the responsibility of managing a man’s sexual urges from himself and onto every woman he may or may not meet.It’s not very different to the sick mentality behind the claim, “She was asking for it.” It’s done in the name of Islam and it has been done in the name of the Catholic church here.Egyptian-born journalist Mona Eltahawy’s essay for Foreign Policy is an uncomfortable and obligatory read. She writes how it’s easy (albeit horrifically depressing and disturbing) to count the ways the Middle East hates women.But it’s harder to answer the question the essay’s title proposes: WHY do they hate women? Eltahawy concludes the reason is fueled: “by a toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend.” And she’s so right.Right to dress as we wantI understand all the reasons for France’s niqab ban, particularly the desire on the part of the French establishment to limit the expression of political Islam through women’s dress and other things. I want the Muslim-woman-in-need-of-a-Western-saviour narrative to disappear too.I understand the error of women having their headscarves ripped off by Trump supporters and as a feminist I stand by a woman’s right to dress exactly as she wants; the right to cover is just as important as the right to uncover.A hijab-wearer shouldn’t have to justify her choice of dress any more than Marine Le Pen should have to justify why she wouldn’t put one on. The decision isn’t the important issue, it’s the options we women have.Marine Le Pen did the sisterhood a favour this week and hopefully we can eventually get it right on this one. Understanding a woman’s right to choose anything is something we haven’t figured out how to discuss constructively yet.Lorraine Courtney is a journalist and columnist.Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon>An Irishwoman on converting to Islam: ‘It excited me. It wasn’t anything I thought it was’> By Lorraine Courtney 189 Comments ‘No woman should have to cover her head for fear of offending religious values’ Women have the right to dress exactly as they want. The right to cover is just as important as the right to uncover, writes Lorraine Courtney. 2,814 Views Freelance journalist Short URL Share535 Tweet Email1 http://jrnl.ie/3254843 Feb 24th 2017, 6:45 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


first_imgLa Nouvelle-Zélande veut purifier les gaz de moutonsLes moutons vont devoir participer à la lutte contre les gaz à effet de serre. Le méthane qui se crée dans l’estomac des animaux pour favoriser la digestion, se voit directement rejeter dans l’atmosphère. En Nouvelle-Zélande, au vu du nombre croissant d’élevages, les scientifiques étudient de près des possibilités de lutter contre ce générateur de pollution.CH4, le méthane rejeté abondamment par les flatulences ovines encourage les chercheurs à se pencher sur des moyens limitant un phénomène toujours plus polluant. Des scientifiques néo-zélandais étudient ainsi actuellement une manière de purifier ces gaz en supprimant carrément le méthane généré. Pour mener ces recherches, un grand laboratoire situé à Palmerston en Nouvelle-Zélande a été mis en place : des moutons y sont enfermés dans des boxs hermétiques durant deux jours de manière à examiner par des filtres la fréquence et le contenu de leurs rejets.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”Le regain d’attention portée au changement climatique et les nouvelles technologies nous permettent d’espérer accomplir ce qui était impossible avant”, explique Peter Janssen du Centre de recherche sur les gaz à effet de serre d’origine agricole. Ainsi, les chercheurs essayent de comprendre pourquoi certains spécimens polluent d’avantage que d’autres, et s’il existe un lien entre les régimes alimentaires “écologiques” et la quantité de méthane rejeté. Enfin, une autre technique celle-ci génétique, fait l’objet d’avancée sérieuse : un vaccin empêchant les ruminants de relâcher du méthane est en cours de mise au point et pourrait voire le jour dans une quinzaine d’années. “Nous pouvons maintenant identifier ces organismes et les cibler spécifiquement pour travailler sur des vaccins à partir de molécules inhibitrices qui s’attaquent uniquement aux microbes producteurs de méthane”, détaille ainsi Peter Janssen.Selon les chiffres communiqués par les Nations-Unies, 18% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre émaneraient des animaux d’élevage. Mais la Nouvelle-Zélande qui a investi 50 millions de dollars néo-zélandais (30,8 millions d’euros) dans un programme de réduction des émissions polluantes d’origine agricole, rencontre une proportion beaucoup plus élevée, de près de 50%. Le 3 mai 2012 à 13:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System Stay on target Music to a Martian’s ears? A team of scientists from the Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK applied data sonification techniques to a photo of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the NASA rover Opportunity, to create a two-minute piece of music.Researchers created the piece of music by scanning a picture — captured by the  solar-powered, robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, in early 2018 — from left to right, pixel by pixel, and looking at brightness and color information and combining them with terrain elevation, according to a press release by the Anglia Ruskin University.The researchers used algorithms to assign each element a specific pitch and melody.The resulting song, titled “Mars Soundscapes” and released this week, sounds soothing yet (unsurprisingly) otherworldly.“The quiet, slow harmonies are a consequence of the dark background and the brighter, higher pitched sounds towards the middle of the piece are created by the sonification of the bright sun disk,” according to Anglia Ruskin University.The world premiere of the piece will be presented at the Supercomputing SC18 Conference in Dallas, Texas,  on November 13. Presenters Dr. Domenico Vicinanza, of Anglia Ruskin University, and Dr. Genevieve Williams, of the University of Exeter, will use both conventional speakers and vibrational transducers “so the audience could feel the vibrations with their hands, thus enjoying a first-person experience of a sunrise on Mars.”“Image sonification is a really flexible technique to explore science and it can be used in several domains, from studying certain characteristics of planet surfaces and atmospheres, to analysing weather changes or detecting volcanic eruptions,” says Dr. Vicinanza, who is director of the Sound and Game Engineering (SAGE) research group at Anglia Ruskin.“We are absolutely thrilled about presenting this work about such a fascinating planet,” he said.More on Geek.com:SpaceX Rehearses Recovery of Astronauts During Ocean LandingsNASA Releases First 8K Video From Space (And It’s Really Cool)NASA to Play Classic Arcade ‘Claw Game’ on Marslast_img read more


first_img 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) – For the Democrats the San Diego County Supervisor race is a top priority to get a voice in our county government. It is historically, and still is, dominated by five Republicans.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has the details. Steve Bosh, Posted: October 2, 2018 The Latest: San Diego County Supervisor race October 2, 2018 Steve Bosh Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


first_imgDespite clouds and a stiff breeze at times we still hit 70 degrees in many locales Monday. Rainfall was light — only a few hundredths of an inch or a trace — in general. The exceptions came as thundershowers.Tyler Mode of Battle Ground sent me a video of a real frog-strangler Monday afternoon.Monday was more like early April than mid-May. A line of thunderstorms over the Battle Ground area moved east of the mountains late in the afternoon and a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for northeast Oregon, northern Idaho and western Montana.There were plenty of dark clouds here, mainly toward the foothills, and I thought the gusty wind — over 30 mph at times — from the ocean was refreshing. Power outages were reported east of Portland, probably due to small broken branches’ hitting power lines. Small hail was reported in east Clark County and Portland.That is how the week will go, with some clouds and a chance of showers. I measured May’s first rainfall on Sunday — 0.12 of an inch, then 0.02 of an inch Monday as of 5 p.m.Saturday’s weather for the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands still looks dry although on the cool side this year. I see a slight chance of showers, but it’s still a reach to pinpoint just what may develop.last_img read more