The East Khasi Hills district administration on Monday lifted night curfew from Meghalaya capital Shillong in view of improvement in the law and order situation.The curfew was imposed 80 days ago on June 1, a day after a quarrel over the parking of a bus in Punjabi Lane or Harijan Colony snowballed into a communal stand-off between the Dalit Sikhs of the area and local tribal people.“The night curfew has been completely lifted. We wanted to continue the night curfew till August 15, but waited for clearance from the police before issuing an official notification today (Monday),” East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner P.S. Dkhar told The Hindu.Harijan Colony and 13 surrounding localities had been under total curfew since June 1. The daytime curfew in these localities was gradually reduced before being lifted a month later. Senior police officers in Shillong, however, said security personnel will continue to guard vulnerable areas. This follows intelligence inputs that miscreants might target Harijan Colony, a prime area in the heart of the city, again.Developers and local politicians have allegedly been eyeing the colony to set up a shopping complex. There have been attempts to evict the Dalit Sikhs who the British had brought from Punjab as sanitation workers in the 1850s.
Liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, who had been out on bail since his arrest in April, was arrested for the second time and released on bail once again in London on Oct. 3. Mallya’s arrest took place in connection with the second money laundering case filed by India’s Enforcement Directorate, according to a statement by UK’s Crown Prosecution Service.Mallya will appear before the Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London on Oct. 3. The Crown Prosecution Service will argue on behalf of the Indian government. India had made an extradition request in February to the UK to make Mallya face trial in the country. The request was followed with a 2,000 page dossier as evidence against him. Mallya was arrested for the first time on April 18 by the Scotland Yard, but got bail within three hours.Mallya submitted an elaborate response to India’s request last month. The extradition case will now be taken up on Dec. 4. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which handles financial crimes, are clubbing their cases against him to strengthen the case for extradition. Mallya has at least half a dozen warrants against him in India.The 61-year-old businessman, who has been living in the United Kingdom for more than a year now, is accused of foreign exchange violation, debt recovery and embezzlement in India. His now defunct Kingfisher Airlines allegedly owes over Rs 9,000 crore to a consortium of 17 Indian banks.Mallya was earlier this year fired from the board of United Breweries, the firm which was at the core of his business empire.The businessman has dismissed the charges leveled against him, saying in interviews to media that cancelling his passport “won’t help them bring their money back” and that he was getting familiar with “witch hunts coming from all directions with no legal basis”. He has made numerous public appearances at sporting events, especially for the Formula One races as he owns a team. Related ItemsKingfisher AirlinesLittle IndiaMallya arrestMallya extradition caseMallya UKVijay Mallya
“He improves and develops his game,” Thiem said. “I mean, if he wouldn’t do that, for sure he wouldn’t have that success every year in this tournament.”As down as Nadal might have felt, he was not going to give up.“He had an unbelievable attitude in those bad moments, and that’s what took him here today,” said Nadal’s coach, Carlos Moya, the 1998 French Open champion. “Hats off to what he’s done this month and a half, because it’s easy to play well when all the things are working well. But what he’s been through these last couple of months is showing what a competitor he is and mentally that he’s a genius.”Nadal’s next tournament will be Wimbledon, where play begins in three weeks. He won’t enter a grass-court tuneup event, figuring that time off to rest is what he needs more than anything else.Inevitably, a reporter brought up the topic of chasing Federer, now that he’s so close behind.And just as inevitably, Nadal played down such talk.Did it charmingly, too.“I never tried to think about, ‘Well, I’m going to catch Roger’ or not. Being honest, I am not very worried about this stuff, no?” Nadal said. “You can’t be frustrated all the time because the neighbor has a bigger house than you or a bigger TV or better garden. That’s not the way that I see the life, you know.”A moment later, he went on: “If, at the end of my career, I am able to win a couple of more Grand Slams and be closer to Roger, (it) will be unbelievable. If not, for me, still unbelievable, no?”Nadal said Federer’s record was the last thing on his mind before he was asked about it. This time, it was Nadal who was filled with real worry. He entered May without a title, the first season since 2004 that happened to him. He missed the end of last season with a bad right knee, needed offseason ankle surgery, then pulled out of a match in March because the knee flared up again. The health concerns, which long had cropped up, were now piling up.“Too many issues the last 18 months. So that’s makes these last few weeks very, very special,” Nadal was able to say Sunday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Mentally, I was down. Physically and mentally,” he said, rapping his right fingers on his temple. “But for me, I always put more attention on the mental side.”All of that angst he spoke about seemed so irrelevant to anyone watching Nadal as he took a tight final against Dominic Thiem and tore it open, quickly as can be, taking 11 straight points to open the third set and 12 of the last 14 games for a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1victory. That gave Nadal a 12th trophy at Roland Garros and 18 major championships in all, just two behind Roger Federer’s record for men.But here might be the biggest lesson for Nadal himself, and for those who follow, and talk about, tennis: Stop thinking Nadal can’t keep coming back and can’t keep adding to his resume.Because he will do whatever it takes to not only stay where he is, but also to get better.Just one example: Nadal has long been thought of as the ultimate baseliner, someone who will get to every ball back there and wallop it back over the net. Yet there he was in Court Philippe Chatrier, showing off a less-appreciated aspect of his game, by volleying impeccably and winning 23 of 27 points when he moved forward.He’s constantly putting the work to adjust a stroke or element of strategy.ADVERTISEMENT Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates his record 12th French Open tennis tournament title after winning his men’s final match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem in four sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)PARIS — This time, about a month out, even Rafael Nadal had his doubts about what his chances were going to be for yet another French Open title.He wasn’t alone. But that part was nothing new: Folks have been questioning him for years, wondering when his body would break down for good, when his impossible-to-believe run of success at Roland Garros would stop, when someone new would come along with the skill, strength and stamina to knock the crown off the King of Clay’s head.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano asks Robredo, opposition to stop ‘politicizing’ drug war PLAY LIST 01:42Cayetano asks Robredo, opposition to stop ‘politicizing’ drug war02:24Sotto urges Robredo to accept antidrug post03:41PDEA chief: Albayalde asked me not to implement dismissal order vs Pampanga cops02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too What was he thinking about, then?“Here I am, at the age of 33, enjoying, playing good tennis,” Nadal said, “and let’s see for how long I am able to manage and to continue this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sign of the times: Vettel furious as Hamilton wins in Canada
Promising batsman Lokesh Rahul’s 110 not out went in vain as West Indies managed to defeat India by one run in the nail-biting first T20 International at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground here on Saturday. (Match Scorecard)With India needing 2 runs from the final ball, West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo kept his nerves to dismiss Mahendra Singh Dhoni (43) with a slower one to take the Caribbean side home. (KL Rahul joins Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma in elite company)Chasing a mammoth 246, Rahul struck the second fastest century in T20 Internationals to guide India to an almost improbable win before the last ball twist changed the fortunes of the men in blue. (Heartbreak for Lokesh Rahul as record ton goes in vain)With the century, the Karnataka batsman has now become the third Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game. (Dhoni heartbroken after one-run defeat in 489-run thriller)The 24-year-old Rahul, who was preferred over regular opener Shikhar Dhawan for the match, made the most of the opportunity, bringing up 89 runs for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma (62) before almost guiding the team to victory with a 107-run stand with Dhoni. (MS Dhoni surpasses Ricky Ponting’s captaincy record)EARLY WICKETS DENT INDIAEarlier, India were off to a disappointing start losing the key wickets of opener Ajinkya Rahane (7) and Test skipper Virat Kohli (16) cheaply, until Sharma was joined by Rahul and their 89-run stand for the third wicket provided momentum for the chase.The Mumbai batsman’s innings was laced with four boundaries and as many sixes, including the three consecutive maximums off tweaker Sunil Narine, before being caught by Johnson Charles at deep midwicket off Keiron Pollard in the 12th over.advertisementSkipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni then joined Rahul, who by now got to his half century off 26 balls and the duo took the attack to the opposition.West Indies also paid the price for giving Rahul another chance on 38 when skipper Carlos Brathwaite dropped him at long off off Andre Russell.Both the right-handers were at their lethal best with Dhoni bringing the asking rate down with two sixes off Russel in the 17th over while Rahul got one more to take India to 213/3.With India needing 33 from the last three, Rahul got to his century with a brilliant six and then struck a four off the very next ball.DHONI FAILS TO FINISHBut all the drama was stored for the last over, in which India managed to score six out of the required eight runs, before Dhoni, who survived a catch on the first ball, was caught at short third-man on the final ball.Earlier, riding on opener Evin Lewis’ century, West Indies posted 245/6 after being sent in to bat, in what is the US’s only International Cricket Council (ICC) recognised cricket stadium.The carnage started from the word go as the opening duo of Johnson Charles (79) and Lewis clobbered pacer Mohammed Shami for a six and two fours in the opening over.The Indian bowlers had no answer to the onslaught launched by the West Indians with Charles being the more aggressive of the two.Shami, who was recalled for his second spell, finally managed to bring the onslaught to a halt by removing Charles with a full length delivery that rocked his off-stump.LEWIS, CHARLES ONSLAUGHTCharles’ 33-ball knock was laced with six boundaries and seven massive sixes and his partnership with Lewis produced 126 runs.The dismissal of Charles brought in all-rounder Andre Russell, who was promoted to keep the run-rate soaring.Playing his second ever T20I, Lewis, who till now was playing second fiddle, began his attack, getting to his 50 off 25 balls with four boundaries and three sixes.The southpaw mauled seamer Stuart Binny for five consecutive sixes in the 11th over to propel the Caribbean side to the 150-run mark, while reaching the three-figure mark himself of 47 balls with a single from Jadeja before being dismissed in the same over. His 49-ball knock included five fours and nine huge sixes while his partnership for the second wicket with Russell yielded 78 runs.Jadeja brought the smiles back on the faces of Indian fans by trapping Russell plumb in front in the same over but not before the West Indies crossed the 200-run mark.Skipper Carlos Brathwaite (14) and veteran Keiron Pollard (22) then continued the fireworks in the middle with a 31-run stand before Brathwaite fell prey to Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliant presence of mind to be run out on the first ball of the final over.advertisementMarlon Samuels (1) and Dwayne Bravo (1) then survived the last ball with a single, but it was enough for the West Indies to get to the third highest T20I total and third highest overall score.Both the teams will face off in the second and final match of the series at the same venue on Sunday.Brief Scores: West Indies 245/6 (Evin Lewis 100, Johnson Charles 79, Andre Russell 22, Jadeja 2/39, Bumrah 2/47) vs India 244/4 (Lokesh Rahul 110 not out, Rohi Sharma 62, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 43, Dwayne Bravo 2/37)
Englishman Jos Buttler, whose 37-ball 77 helped Mumbai Indians gun down the steep 199-run target set by Kings XI Punjab, said the wicket was perfect for his kind of stroke play.Mumbai Indians rode on Buttler and young Nitish Rana to thrash KXIP by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League 2017 encounter in Indore on Thursday.Buttler’s innings, which was laced with seven fours and five huge sixes and Rana’s unbeaten 34-ball 62, comprising seven mammoth punches over the rope, outshone South African star Hashim Amla’s maiden T20 century for KXIP, as the visitors overhauled the massive target of 199, with more than four overs to spare.”Found really good touch in the tournament, been desperate to kick on, nice to put in a contribution. Striking the ball well, it’s a small ground and a fantastic wicket,” said Buttler, who was adjudged the man-of-the-match.”Luckily we won the toss, you’d think 200 was a really good score. I think today, chasing that kind of total was great for me because I could go from ball one without thinking.Buttler said it was a satisfying knock for him as he was desperate to get back among the runs.”I have put a lot of pressure on myself, trying too hard to score the runs. Today, when you’re chasing a big score, you can relax and play your shots. Keep a still base and do the rest,” he added.
NEW YORK — A Federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Aug. 12, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy.“What is the direct evidence that implicates Mr. Brady?” Judge Richard M. Berman repeatedly asked NFL lawyer Daniel L. Nash at the first hearing in the civil case in Manhattan Federal Court as Brady and Commissioner Roger Goodell looked on.Nash responded there was “considerable evidence Mr. Brady clearly knew about this,” including records of text messages and phone calls between the quarterback and one of two Patriots employees implicated in the scandal known as “Deflategate.”But he also said there was no “smoking gun” showing Brady had direct knowledge that the balls were underinflated for the first half of the Patriots’ 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game Jan. 18.Brady and Goodell didn’t speak during the hearing, except to introduce themselves to Berman. Brady, his head lowered, looked dour throughout a hearing that lasted about 1 hour, 20 minutes.Immediately afterward, Brady smiled slightly as he signed sketches for two court artists. Berman then met individually with each side for more settlement discussions in private. The talks continued for several hours into the afternoon.Two weeks ago, the NFL asked Berman to declare that its punishment of Brady was properly carried out.The players’ union countersued, asking him to nullify the suspension. The judge has signaled from the start that he wants the parties to reach a swift settlement.Berman called it “ironic or not” that Brady’s statistics were better in the second half of the AFC championship game, after the balls were re-inflated. “You might say (Brady) got no better advantage from the under-inflation,” the judge said.At one point, the judge also seemed to try to defuse the controversy, saying: “This Deflategate. I’m not sure where the ‘gate’ comes from.”When the union got its chance to argue, the judge asked attorney Jeffrey L. Kessler why one of the Patriots employees would deflate balls without Brady’s knowledge.Kessler said the union does not believe the balls were deflated but, if they were, the employee did it on his own because he “thought it would be good for his quarterback.”The judge also questioned why Brady destroyed his cellphone in the midst of the inquiry — a move that the league argues was further proof of his deception.Kessler claimed that the quarterback got rid of the phone on the advice of his agent to protect his privacy but had otherwise cooperated with the inquiry.However, in hindsight, “You’re right, it could have been done a different way,” the lawyer said of the phone.Both sides are scheduled to return to court next week.As Goodell arrived at the courthouse, he was greeted by a smattering of boos as he walked inside. Four minutes later, Brady arrived flanked by four security guards. Both men went through a security sweep like everyone else going to court.Dozens of fans and journalists waited for two of the NFL’s most famous faces at the front entrance of the courthouse, including some fans wearing deflated football hats they were hoping to sell.Goodell suspended Brady after concluding he “knew about, approved of, consented to, and provided inducements and rewards” to support a scheme in which a Patriots employee deflated balls on game day. Brady insists he knew nothing about it.In a July 28 decision upholding the suspension, Goodell heavily criticized Brady for having an aide destroy a cellphone containing nearly 10,000 text messages from a four-month stretch including the AFC championship game.He accused him of obstructing the NFL probe about a controversy that represented “conduct detrimental to the integrity of, and public confidence in, the game of professional football.”In court documents, the union’s lawyers said the suspension was unfair and violated the labor contract and complained that it would cause irreparable harm to Brady by forcing him to miss games.They called a June appeal hearing before Goodell “a Kangaroo ourt proceeding, bereft of fundamentally fair procedures.”___By Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister. AP Writer Jake Pearson and AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen in Boston contributed TweetPinShare0 Shares
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West Indies cricket team Share via Email Cricket Read more Mitchell Starc mauls West Indies in gutsy World Cup win for Australia Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Australia sport Australia cricket team Support The Guardian Topics Share on Messenger No one thinks of Nathan Coulter-Nile first. When Australian cricket supporters woke up on the morning of their World Cup match against the West Indies, no one was drawn from sleep by curiosity about what Coulter-Nile would do that day.When the West Indies did their planning, they wouldn’t have had Coulter-Nile as the first subject on the whiteboard. Or the fifth. He might have scraped into the top 11. Australian selectors tend to think of him 14th, maybe 15th. He has been in more squads than he has played internationals. Sometimes he nudges his way up to 12th man. Every potential run in the team has been derailed by injury. Another hamstring, a calf, more soft-tissue problems than the Sorbent puppy. A shoulder rebuild, a back problem, one of the parade of ailments that shadow the contortions of fast bowlers.Every comeback was followed by a maybe, a possibly. Another squad, another mention as one of the next in line. Somewhere along that line. A conveyor belt that never delivered. Walking up the down escalator.For a long time he was a back-up for raw pace. When injury eroded that quality he became a back-up for white-ball smarts. He was athletic in the field and could give the ball a biff.He was able to sneak in the occasional game. His T20 debut for Australia was at the start of 2013, playing with Adam Voges, George Bailey, Ben Rohrer and Clint McKay. His ODI debut at the end of that year was captained by Michael Clarke, his bowling tended by a young new wicketkeeper named Matthew Wade.In the seven years between then and the current World Cup he managed 26 one-day games. Never a Test, despite often popping up in conversation. Conversation was where he did his best work; he came into them the same way he came in as a batsman, towards the tail end and without huge effect.Throughout those years there was always a premier trio of fast bowlers. Johnson, Harris and Siddle. Johnson, Starc and Pattinson. Hazlewood, Starc and Cummins. And somewhere behind them, somewhere in a squad or in the reckoning or in a fitness test or in the gym – gee, that Nathan Coulter-Nile looks a prospect at some stage, doesn’t he?Across white-ball formats through 2018 and 2019 he started stringing games together. Starc was often injured, Cummins often rested. Coulter-Nile became the more consistent name on the team sheet. But still one that felt like a back-up, one holding a place.Meanwhile, the team around him kept crumbling. The batting in a T20 series in the United Arab Emirates was disassembled by Pakistan. The same in both formats against South Africa and India at home. Then the start of the 2019 tour to India.But something else was happening. All those bowling injuries can leave a person time to work on their batting. So a steady selection was also becoming a steady presence with the blade.In Abu Dhabi last October, Australia was 6 for 22 when Coulter-Nile came in. He made 34 and top scored. In Dubai days later it was 6 for 73, and he made the second-best score with 27. A November game in Melbourne was 6 for 74 when he clouted 18 to be third-best on the night.In the 50-over form, while South Africa were bowling out Australia for 152 in Perth (and how long ago does that seem?), Coulter-Nile came in at 7 for 89 to top score with 34. Against India in Hyderabad in March it was 6 for 173 when he made 28 to drag Australia towards respectability.Respectability was what he kept offering. Rather than holding a place he was holding a team together.He did his job with the ball – 10 wickets in five ODIs in Asia this year, seven wickets in four in 2018. But it was bat that mattered when the World Cup came around and the West Indies reduced Australia to 6 for 147. There were 19 overs to go when Coulter-Nile arrived. He had to make the most of them. And did, swatting his highest score in any professional match to end on 92.He changed the mood as soon he came in. Oshane Thomas had been bowling short and sharp and fierce deliveries all day, but did the sensible thing and pitched up to the lower order. Coulter-Nile squeezed out a yorker to third man for four, then whipped off his pads for the same. Steve Smith at the other end was reassured, so played a supporting hand as the shots kept coming.At the crease, Coulter-Nile has the most casual stance. He could be an American who’s been roped in for a park match. He stands completely upright, the backlift just left there like a discarded shirt on the floor. At the last moment he dips his knees into a bit more of a batsman’s configuration, then swings through. 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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 need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. features Another off the pads from Andre Russell carried for six. The West Indies pace battery tried the bumper, so Coulter-Nile hooked and top-edged happily for runs. Even the off-spinner Ashley Nurse tried to bounce him, and Coulter-Nile pulled hard and flat to deep midwicket to be dropped by Shimron Hetmyer. It was his only life, and the Australian already had 61 on the board.When the West Indies bounced back with a scarcely believable boundary catch by Sheldon Cottrell to dismiss Smith, ending a hundred partnership from 88 balls, Coulter-Nile just kept going on his own, drop-kicking sixes. A century wasn’t to be, held on the straight boundary in the second-last over as the rush continued. But two points on the World Cup table were much more valuable. He had given Australia enough of a total to keep the West Indies 14 runs short.For once, coming into this World Cup, Coulter-Nile was firmly in the top three, designated to do the pace job with Starc and Cummins. And while there wasn’t reward with the ball, the bit-part player for so long was still the most important on the day. After years of waiting, Coulter-Nile became the man Australia needed. Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Cricket World Cup 2019 Reuse this content
AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 13: Zach Shackelford #56 of the Texas Longhorns and Elijah Rodriguez #72 huddle before the game against the Baylor Bears at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Texas football has plenty of talent entering the 2019 season, and a bona fide star quarterback in Sam Ehlinger. The running back position is a major issue due to injuries, though. Things have gotten so dire, that freshman quarterback Roschon Johnson is now playing emergency running back.Earlier in the week, Tom Heman said that the “level of concern is high” with the position. Keaontay Ingram and Jordan Whittington are a talented duo that are ready to go against Louisiana Tech on Saturday, but they are the only two scholarship backs healthy.Kirk Johnson is out with a clavicle injury, while Daniel Young has an ankle injury. Neither is on the Week 1 depth chart.Enter Roschon Johnson, a four-star member of Texas’ 2019 class and the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the class.It doesn’t sound like there are any plans to make that position change a permanent thing, but right now he is the “break glass in case of emergency” option in the backfield. To his credit, it sounds like he has embraced the situation and is doing whatever he needs to help the team.His teammates certainly appreciate it. From 247Sports:“Pretty much just poured his heart out to us was like, ‘You know what, I’ll play any position,’” (OL Zach) Shackelford said. “Just a ton of respect for Roschon for doing that because it’s not easy to do — coming out of high school playing one position and switching to the other — but he’s going to do great things.”[…]“I think he’s done a tremendous job,” Ehlinger said. “I mean, what a selfless dude. To be moved to the running back position just for emergency cases and his work ethic hasn’t dropped at all. Obviously, he’s a freak athlete, he knows the offense really well and he always has a positive attitude about it. So I’ve been very proud of him.”Texas certainly hopes that Johnson can stay on the sideline over the next few weeks, but he deserves a ton of credit for stepping up and making himself available at a completely different position if necessary.[247Sports]
zoom Taiwanese container line Evergreen has resumed direct calls at Marseille Fos port in France for the first time in eleven years with the aim to double its traffic. With its return, Evergreen is replacing a slot arrangement within the CKYHE alliance by adding its own ships to those of Cosco, K Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin calling at Fos on the Asia/Mediterranean/northern Europe rotation.The company’s first Fos call under the service was made by the 8,508 TEU Ever Living. The service is operated from the Seayard terminal at the French port’s Fos 2XL facility.Evergreen France chairman James Tang announced during a special ceremony that from next year the company plans to replace ships as Ever Living with 14,000 TEU vessels in a move aimed at doubling Evergreen’s Fos throughput.“Evergreen never completely left Marseille. We retained our office and, following the 2011 French port reforms, we reached the slot agreement with CKYH, allowing us to maintain market share at Fos. Now, by positioning our own ships within the alliance, we have given ourselves the target of doubling our traffic,” Tang said.“Taking account of the congestion that we observe in north European ports, we join the strategic vision of Marseille Fos in positioning itself as a southern alternative to serve French and European markets,” he added. The announcement comes at a time when container shipping companies are reshuffling memberships in alliances. Exactly one month ago, Evergreen signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) together with CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines and Orient Overseas Container Line to form a new alliance, the Ocean Alliance.
APTN National News OTTAWA—Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde wrote an email to MP’s urging them to support Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash’s private members bill to have UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People apply to new federal laws.Bellegarde sent the email to MPs across party lines Tuesday urging them to support Bill C-641 during Wednesday’s House of Commons second reading vote.If the bill fails to get enough votes it won’t go to committee for hearings and study.“Statements that the declaration is incompatible with Canada’s constitution are untrue and undermine Canada’s standing and reputation in the international community,” wrote Bellegarde, in the email, which was obtained by APTN National News. “The declaration offers a road map to correct the entrenched patters of system discrimination and the many barriers to First Nations enjoying all fundamental human rights and freedoms.”The Harper government is opposing Saganash’s bill arguing it is not compatible with the constitution and that it would give First Nations a veto over federal legislation.“Adoption of Bill C-641 provides a crucial opportunity for the federal government to engage in genuine partnership with Indigenous peoples,” wrote Bellegarde. “I urge you to vote for Bill C-641 at (second) reading…and to provide your unequivocal support to its passage and fulfillment.”email@example.com@APTNNews
Rabat – Thanks to the efforts of the Moroccan security services, Morocco stands out as a “safe haven” in North Africa, “immune” from terrorist attacks, according to The Times.In a recent article about Morocco published by The Times, the British newspaper hailed the efforts of the Moroccan authorities and their vigilance in keeping the Kingdom safe and secure from the threats of the so-called “Islamic States” that targeted some of the North African countries.“Morocco, a tourist destination for Europeans, remained immune against the convulsions experienced by other countries in the region,” The Times said in an article devoted to the Kingdom. The Times added that intense efforts by the Moroccan security services have recently dismantled terrorist cells in morocco recruited by the so-called “Islamic State”.The same source quoted Mustapha El Khalfi, Minister of Communication and government spokesman, as saying that “no terrorist network can develop in Morocco because the authorities would dismantle it before it could implement its schemes.”The Times also points out that the tourism sector in Morocco has increased by 8 percent since 2010 and is positioned as one of the largest industries in the Kingdom with a contribution of 9 percent of the GDP.It added that over 500,000 British citizens visited Morocco each year.Last summer, Morocco launched a new security mechanism known as “Hadar”, created to counter security threats facing the Kingdom, in most of the Kingdom’s major cities and tourist hubs.Thanks to “Hadar,” and the newly created Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), an FBI-like Bureau of Investigations, the Moroccan Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said earlier that the Kingdom had dismantled twenty-seven jihadist cells since 2013.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
20 July 2011The United Nations today declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia owing to the worst drought in decades, and appealed for urgent resources to assist millions of people in desperate need of help. “Every day of delay in assistance is literally a matter of life or death for children and their families in the famine-affected areas,” said Mark Bowden, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. It is the first time since 1991-92 that the UN has declared famine in a part of Somalia.Famine is declared when acute malnutrition rates among children exceed 30 per cent, more than two people per every 10,000 die per day, and people are not able to access food and other basic necessities, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Mr. Bowden warned that malnutrition rates in Somalia are currently the highest in the world, with peaks of 50 per cent in certain areas of the country’s south.In the two regions of southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle, acute malnutrition rates are above 30 per cent, with deaths among children under the age of five exceeding six per 10,000 per day in some areas. In the last few months, tens of thousands of Somalis have died as a result of causes related to malnutrition, the majority of them children.Consecutive droughts have affected the country in the last few years while the ongoing conflict has made it extremely difficult for agencies to operate and access communities in the south. Nearly half of the Somali population – 3.7 million people – are now estimated to be in crisis, with an estimated 2.8 million of them in the south. Speaking to reporters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that humanitarian agencies need urgent funding to save lives, adding that roughly $300 million is needed in the next two months to provide an adequate response to famine-affected areas.“We need donor support to address current needs and prevent a further deterioration of the crisis,” he said, after addressing the Security Council on the impact of climate change on international peace and security. “If funding is not made available for humanitarian interventions now, the famine is likely to continue and spread.” Mr. Bowden said that, without immediate action, the famine will spread to all eight regions of southern Somalia within two months, due to poor harvests and infectious disease outbreaks.“We still do not have all the resources for food, clean water, shelter and health services to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Somalis in desperate need,” he added.While UN humanitarian agencies have welcomed the recent statement by the insurgent group Al-Shabaab requesting international assistance in southern Somalia, the inability of food agencies to work in the region since early 2010 has prevented the UN from reaching the very hungry – especially children – and has contributed to the current crisis.“We call on all parties, from the donor community to the local authorities in Somalia, to lift restrictions on humanitarian grounds,” OCHA said. “The humanitarian community is doing its best to address the food crisis, but much more could be done if the current restrictions to the delivery of aid are lifted and unrestricted cross-border passage of relief aid is granted.” Despite challenges, humanitarian agencies have scaled up efforts in recent weeks. To expedite the delivery of supplies into the worst-affected areas, the UN has started airlifting urgently needed medical, nutrition and water supplies.The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, said today that her agency is considering a number of options to ensure that food aid reaches the most vulnerable, including airlifting high-energy biscuits and highly nutritious supplementary foods – for vulnerable children and pregnant or nursing mothers – into strategic locations in the south, where they would be distributed by local organizations.Plans to mobilize supplementary food products for children in response to the broader Horn of Africa drought crisis could make this the biggest ever operation to deliver these products that are highly effective in treating malnutrition in the first 1,000 days of life, the agency added.“Operations in Somalia are among the highest risk in the world, and WFP has lost 14 relief workers there since 2008,” Ms. Sheeran noted. “We will aggressively pursue efforts to mitigate against risk, through robust assessments and monitoring, but I am calling on all sides to stand together in recognising the inevitable risks that will be present in southern Somalia.”Ms. Sheeran, who is in Ethiopia holding high-level meetings with Government officials and the African Union (AU), will travel to Somalia and Kenya in the coming days to visit drought-affected areas, review WFP operations, and speak to victims of the drought.Joining her on the visit to Kenya will be Jacques Diouf, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which will convene an emergency meeting in Rome on Monday to address the escalating crisis in the Horn of Africa and mobilize international support. “Hundreds of people are dying every day and if we do not act now many more will perish,” said Mr. Diouf. “We must avert a human tragedy of vast proportions. “As much as food assistance is needed now, we also have to scale up investments in sustainable immediate and medium-term interventions that help farmers and their families to protect their assets and continue to produce food,” he added. UN agencies have asked for $1.6 billion to pay for essential programmes in the Horn of Africa, but have only received half that amount. Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are all facing a crisis that is being called the worst in 50 years, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. According to WFP, famines were declared in southern areas of Sudan in 2008; in Gode in the Somali region of Ethiopia in 2000; in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 1996; in Somalia in 1991-1992, and Ethiopia in 1984-1985.
“The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) wholeheartedly welcomes the inauguration yesterday of the Constitutional Review Commission,” spokesman David Singh said in a statement on behalf of UNAMA chief Lakhdar Brahimi.The Commission’s mandate is to conduct public consultations throughout the country and abroad in order to ascertain the aspirations of Afghans with regard to their future constitution – a task the spokesman described as “historic and challenging.” Based on the results of this effort, the 35-member body will review the work of the Drafting Commission and prepare the Draft Constitution to be submitted to the Constitutional Loya Jirga tribal council in October.”The Mission acknowledges the efforts of the Islamic Transitional Administration of Afghanistan to ensure that the Commission represents the regional, ethnic, professional and religious diversity of the Afghan nation and the full participation of women in the constitution-making process,” said Mr. Singh, highlighting the fact that the Commission has staff deployed in all Afghan provinces as well as in Iran and Pakistan to prepare the ground for the public consultation scheduled to start in late May.”The international community is honoured to provide assistance for this process,” said the spokesman. “We are aware of the difficulties the 35 commissioners will face over the next five months,” he added. “But this process can make a unique contribution not only to the building of a more representative state but also to the forging of stronger national unity.”Also today, UNAMA and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) issued a joint statement condemning “in the strongest possible terms” those who perpetrated human rights abuses – and their commanders – during violent clashes in the Bala Murghab District of Badghis province.”We urge the Governor of Badghis and the local police to exercise all possible influence to end these violations; to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice; as well as to take all other necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of similar events,” the statement said, stressing that those who were wounded and those whose relatives were killed or had houses and property looted or destroyed must receive adequate compensation.UNAMA and the AIHRC also urged the Central Government to “pay attention to the civilian population of the area and to its basic needs; as well as to take concrete measures to correct both short- and long-term oppressive socioeconomic practices.”The joint assessment, carried out from 16 to 20 April, drew information from village elders and local human rights activists which pointed to “extremely serious violations of human rights” before and during the recent armed conflict. According to those reports, in Akazi village, 38 civilians died while 761 homes and 21 shops were looted. Reports further state that a coalition of local factions pursuing Juma Khan and his troops executed 26 individuals whose bodies were found with their hands tied behind their backs. According to interlocutors, there was an already established pattern of human rights violations in Bala Murghab prior to the recent fighting which may have even triggered the conflict. Those refusing to comply with extortionist demands were “labeled as Taliban.”The AIHRC and UNAMA observed “gross neglect” of the local population, including extremely high levels of illiteracy and a total absence of infrastructure as well as qualified teachers. “The population does not complain to the local authorities out of fear that this would only exacerbate their abusive behaviour,” said the AIHRC and UNAMA, pledging continued investigation of the human rights violations in Badghis.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 10, 2014 3:14 pm MDT TORONTO – Kathleen Wynne is marking her one-year anniversary as premier of Ontario by suggesting she’s in no rush for a general election, even though the Opposition says she needs a mandate from voters, not just from the Liberal party.Wynne sent letters Monday to Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath asking for their input on the provincial budget, a fiscal plan that many predict will trigger a spring election.It appears the premier is looking for another budget deal to keep the minority Liberal government alive, at least for a while longer.“It is in the best interest of the people of Ontario that we make this legislature work, and I believe there are areas of shared interest where we can concentrate our efforts,” Wynne wrote the opposition leaders.The Conservatives weren’t exactly receptive to Wynne’s overture, saying “she’s gone on far too long” since Ontario Liberals selected her as party leader and premier last year, and needs to “go to the polls” to get her own mandate.“The voters of Ontario deserve to say who the premier of this province is,” said PC critic Doug Holyday. “And I think that they’re going to send her a resounding message. I think they’re fed up with the Liberal financial boondoggles and waste.”Wynne herself has sent conflicting signals about the prospects of a spring election, saying Monday that she “wants to govern” as she wrapped a four-day, 12-community campaign-style tour as Liberal leader.Wynne’s blitz included stops in Niagara Falls and Thornhill, where byelections will be held Thursday, the outcomes of which could help determine the timing of the next election, but won’t affect the status of the minority government.The NDP said if Wynne wants another budget deal, she has a funny way of showing it.“Who knows what she’s trying to do because she sent all kinds of mixed messages,” said NDP house leader Gilles Bisson. “She says one day she wants a budget and then heads off on a political tour bashing the hell out of both opposition parties. How does that get you a budget?”The Liberals are trying to craft their third budget as a minority, knowing the Tories will oppose virtually everything they put forward, so even though Wynne appealed to both parties, she is really looking for another deal with the NDP.The New Democrats forced major changes in the last two budgets, including a tax on high income earners and a promise of a 15 per cent cut in auto insurance rates, in exchange for not teaming up with the Tories to defeat the minority government.“Last year, we were able to incorporate opposition ideas and still put forward a budget that spoke to Liberal values,” said Wynne. “And that’s what we want to do again this year.”The NDP say they’re still consulting the public on whether or not they think the Liberals lived up to their previous commitments before deciding whether or not to strike a third budget deal to keep the government alive.Wynne’s outreach to the opposition parties and her campaign-like tour are really parts of a political game to try to determine what’s best for the Liberals, said Bisson.“Kathleen Wynne has not managed to separate herself from the nine-and-a-half years of Liberal rule under (former premier) Dalton McGuinty,” he said. “And I think what that (tour) was all about is them trying to figure out what they’ve got to do, what works out there as far as trying to do what’s right for the Liberal party.”The government’s focus in the provincial budget, expected in late March, will be on infrastructure, skills training, youth jobs, the “knowledge economy” and help for small businesses — all areas the opposition parties should be willing to discuss, said Wynne.“I want feedback, and those ideas will augment our plan to keep Ontario’s economy growing,” she said.The Liberals have also made it clear they intend to campaign, at least in part, on creating an Ontario Pension Plan after they failed to convince the Harper government to allow higher payroll deductions to improve benefits under the Canada Pension Plan.Political observers say the government will be even more anxious for a budget deal, but the NDP less so, if the Liberals lose both byelections Thursday. However, if the Conservatives fail to take at least one of the two ridings, observers say, the Liberals will be more open to a spring election.Wynne will mark her anniversary Tuesday with a special one-hour ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on the Reddit website, a popular new fad among politicians, business leaders and other news makers. Wynne marks first anniversary as premier with call for opposition budget ideas
A commuter’s dream: Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car This artist rendering provided by Airbus shows a vehicle in their flying car project, Vahana. Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing. Nearly a dozen companies around the globe, some of them with deep pockets like Airbus, are working to develop personal aircraft that let people hop over crowded roadways. (Airbus via AP) by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Jan 30, 2017 2:48 am MDT Last Updated Jan 30, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing.Nearly a dozen companies around the globe, including some with deep pockets such as European aircraft maker Airbus, are competing to be the first to develop a new kind of aircraft that will enable commuters to glide above crowded roadways. A few of the aircraft under development are cars with wings that unfold for flight, but most aren’t cars at all. Typically they take off and land vertically like helicopters. Rather than a single, large main rotor, they have multiple small rotors. Each rotor is operated by a battery-powered electric motor instead of a conventional aircraft piston engine.It’s no sure bet that flying-car dreams will turn into reality. There are many obstacles, including convincing regulators that the aircraft are safe, figuring out how to handle thousands of new low-flying aircraft over cities without collisions and developing batteries that will keep them aloft long enough to be useful.But entrepreneurs are moving forward. They see a vast potential market for “air taxis” and personally owned small aircraft to transport people from the fringes of metropolitan areas to city centres as urban areas grow more congested and people spend more time stuck in traffic. They envision tens of thousands of one or two-person flying taxis delivering passengers to the rooftops of office buildings in city centres and other landing pads during rush hours.“In as little as 10 years, products could be on the market that revolutionize urban travel for millions of people,” said Zach Lovering, the leader of Airbus’ project to develop an autonomous flying taxi called the Vahana. The name means the mount or vehicle of a Hindu deity.Uber released a 98-page report in October making the business case for air taxis, which the company sees as the future of on-demand transportation. Uber doesn’t have any plans to develop a flying car itself, but the online transportation network is advising several companies that have aircraft in the works.“The role we want to play is as a catalyst for the entire industry,” said Nikhil Goel, an Uber project manager for advanced programs.Some of the aircraft are drones that will be preprogrammed for each flight and monitored or operated from the ground or a command centre. Others are designed for human pilots.It’s unclear yet how much the aircraft will cost, although prices are likely to vary significantly. Some of the aircraft are designed to be individually owned, while others are envisioned more for commercial use. Designers hope that if demand is high, prices can be kept affordable through economies of mass production.Several recent developments could make these aircraft possible. Advances in computing power mean the rotors on multi-copter drones can be adjusted many times per second, making the aircraft easy to control. Drones have also benefited from advances in battery and electric motor technology. Some companies, like Chinese dronemaker EHang, are scaling-up drones so that they can carry people.Another aircraft under development, Santa Cruz, California-based Joby Aviation’s S2, looks more like a conventional plane except that there are 12 tiltrotors spread along the wings and tail. And some, like the Vahana, a cockpit mounted on a sled and flanked by propellers in front and back, don’t really look like any aircraft in the skies today.“In terms of what you can make fly in a reliable manner, the solution speed gateway that (computer) chips have gone through recently have literally opened the door to a whole new world of flying machine possibilities,” said Charles Eastlake, an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor emeritus of aerospace engineering.But he also cautioned: “My best engineering guess is that people actually using autonomous air taxis in the next 10 or 15 years is possible, but definitely not certain. The challenges are big.”Key for many of the designs will be the development of longer-lasting lightweight batteries. Currently available batteries could probably keep an air taxi aloft about 15 to 30 minutes before it would have to land, experts said. Depending on how fast the aircraft flies, that probably isn’t quite enough to transport passengers between nearby cities or across metropolitan areas, experts said.Another hurdle will be winning Federal Aviation Administration certification for any radical new kind of aircraft when approval of even small changes in aviation technology can take years.The FAA said in a statement that it is taking a “flexible, open-minded, and risk-based approach” to flying cars. FAA officials have discussed with several manufacturers the certification of aircraft that will be flown with a pilot in the beginning, and later converted to an autonomous passenger aircraft.While further research is needed to ensure that autonomous aircraft are safe, “we believe automation technology already being prototyped in low-risk unmanned aircraft missions, when fully mature, could have a positive effect” on aviation safety,” the agency said.Reducing noise is another challenge since air taxis will be taking off and landing in densely populated areas. So is creating enough landing pads to handle lots of aircraft at the same time. A new air traffic control system would also likely be needed.“It’s pretty clear that the existing air traffic control system won’t scale to the kind of density at low altitudes that people are talking about,” said John Hansman, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who chairs the FAA’s research and engineering advisory committee.NASA is developing an air traffic control system for small drones that perhaps could be expanded to include flying cars.“There’s no question we can build the vehicle,” Hansman said. “The big challenge is whether we can build a vehicle that would be allowed to operate in the places where people want to use it.”___Associated Press videographer Rodrique Ngowi in Boston contributed to this report.
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Recommended for you #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 30, 2017 – Michael Misick will get a one month extension to reconstruct his legal team after his lead lawyer, Ralphe Thorne, QC quit all of a sudden.The TCI Sun Newspaper broke the story today about Thorne resigning as lead attorney for the former Premier who is engrossed in a corruption allegation trial and who today showed up with a stand in attorney Arian Kayne of the UK –– and his local instructing attorney, Jahmal Misick from Misick and Stanbrook and who asked for two months to rearrange his defense team.Thorne, according to the article authored by TCI Sun Editor in Chief, Hayden Boyce was asked to show up in court today to explain his actions at such a critical juncture in an already laborious trial proceeding. The Barbadian attorney was not there. Justice Paul Harrison said he was quite surprised by the move.Both Thorne and Jerome Lynch, QC the legal lead for McAllister Hanchell had been missing since after the Christmas break due to other trial commitments said the story; they had expressed this would be the case in advance. But this latest development where Thorne has now quit the job of representing, the ex premier is a new matter and Mike Misick, when asked of the situation by Magnetic Media said he has no comment on why the two have parted ways. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo