Hillary to meet GL soon

The United States, together with the international community, sent a strong signal that Sri Lanka will only achieve lasting peace through real reconciliation and accountability, and the international community stands ready to help, she said. Clinton further added that the U.S government is committed to working with the Sri Lankan Government to help realize this goal, and she looks forward to discussing future actions with Minister Peiris soon.“We will continue the productive working relationship we have with the Sri Lankan Government based on shared values, respect and constructive dialogue. Most important, we seek to strengthen our partnership with all the people of Sri Lanka,” she said. U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will meet External Affairs Minister .L Peiris soon to discuss the outcome of today’s vote at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).A statement by Clinton’s office said that today’s action by the UN Human Rights Council encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to continue on the path towards reconciliation following 27 years of civil war. ‘The next steps are clear. We look to the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the constructive recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and take the necessary measures to address accountability,” the statement said. Meanwhile India believes that the primary responsibility for the promotion and protection of human rights lies with the States. Consequently resolutions of this nature should fully respect the sovereign rights of states and contribute to Sri Lanka’s own efforts in this regard.In a statement made by India to the UN Human Rights Council, a copy of which was sent to the media, India said it had welcomed the recommendations of Sri Lanka’s LLRC report and believes that there is indeed a window of opportunity to forge a consensual way forward towards reconciliation through a political settlement respecting all the ethnic and religious groups inhabiting the nation.India urged the Sri Lankan Government to take forward the process of broader dialogue and show concrete movement towards a meaningful devolution of powers, including the implementation of the 13th Amendment and beyond. “We would also urge that Sri Lanka takes forward the measures for accountability and to promote human rights that it has committed to. It is these steps, more than anything we declare in this Council, which would bring about genuine reconciliation between all the communities of Sri Lanka, including the minority Tamil community,” India said. read more

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Gandhi slams Modi on IndoLanka fishermen issue

“The union government is denying the rights of fishermen to live on their own land. They are facing serious difficulties in fishing due to arbitrary price hike of kerosene and diesel,” the Congress chief said.“The central government is not ready to interfere in the issues of fishermen imprisoned in Pakistan and Sri Lankan jails,” he added. He said when the Congress returns to power at the Centre, an independent fisheries ministry will be set up under a Cabinet Minister. India’s Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Indian Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not doing anything with regard to fishermen jailed in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, IANS reported.Gandhi was addressing the first National Executive Committee meeting of the All India Fishermen Congress. He said Modi, who travels abroad frequently, has not raised imporatant issues concerning fishermen at international fora.“Lots of fishermen are imprisoned in foreign jails due to inadvertently crossing the international borders in the high water. Modi is instead only taking up issues of the corporates and multi-millionaires,” Gandhi added.“The Congress will bring ordinary and poor fishermen to the frontline of the political mainstream,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) Gandhi said the Congress would fight for the rights of fishermen in India. read more

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Burlington girl 11 killed in snowmobile accident

An 11-year-old Burlington girl is dead following a fatal snowmobile accident near Iroquois Falls.Police say Amanda Huxley was driving a snowmobile across the Highway 11 just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday when she was struck by a transport truck.She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.The highway was closed for about seven hour while police investigated.

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Explosions in southern Afghanistan damage nearby UN installations

The first blast in Spin Boldak occurred just before midnight, while subsequent explosions were heard until 11 a.m. today, according to UN officials.The explosions, which took place at military barracks and an ammunition depot, caused “extensive” damage to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office some 70 metres away. “One of UNHCR’s drivers was injured and has been taken to Kandahar hospital about three hours away for treatment,” Jennifer Clark, a spokesperson for the agency, said in Geneva.The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which also has premises in the area, reported that one of its workers was slightly injured. Two of the agency’s storage tents as well as three containers used as offices were destroyed, while the gate of WFP’s premises was blown up. All food supplies, however, seemed to be intact.The risk posed by the blasts persists. “As a result of the explosions, unexploded ordnance and live ammunition are scattered in a wide area,” said Fred Eckhard, a UN spokesman in New York.Spin Boldak, the principal crossing point for Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, is host to five camps sheltering an estimated 32,000 internally displaced persons. While UNHCR has no reports yet of any injuries among the displaced, the agency is stressing that unexploded ordnance must be cleared from the town to ensure the safety of its citizens and returnees. A UN team, including demining experts, has been dispatched to the site to inspect the damage. read more

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Buckeye Brief JT Barretts accuracy as a passer offensive line grades out

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett prepares for a play in the first half of Ohio State’s game against Indiana on Aug. 31. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFour days after Ohio State defeated Indiana 49-21 in its season opener on Aug. 31, coach Urban Meyer, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and a group of players addressed the media. Here are some of our takeaways.J.T. Barrett, inaccurate?In the postgame press conference after his team’s 49-21 loss to Ohio State, Indiana coach Tom Allen created a stir when he described quarterback JT Barrett as inaccurate.“We try to do quite a bit of dropping where we covered with eight, just because that’s something that I feel like with the quarterback like that that’s not an accurate quarterback, that’s what you try to do,” Allen said.Barrett admitted he had heard Allen’s comments.Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) warms up prior to the season opener against Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“Everybody has their opinion. But I think I’m an accurate quarterback,” Barrett said. “I think I displayed that on Thursday. And just trying to keep on getting better in that aspect because I could always get better.”Barrett, who was named Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week, struggled in the first half as Ohio State’s offense tallied just 13 points at halftime. But the Buckeyes scored on three of the first four possessions in the second half, breaking the game open. Barrett completed 20 of 35 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions.Center Billy Price and H-back Parris Campbell said they also heard Allen’s comments. Campbell called Barrett the best quarterback in the nation.“I don’t necessarily agree with [Allen’s perspective] because this is a guy that I’m practicing with, you know, four times a week and I’m going into a game,” Campbell said. “I have to utmost confidence in J.T. and he has the utmost confidence in himself and he has the utmost confidence in his team. He’s a hell of a quarterback.”Eric Glover-Williams: “School conduct issue”Eric Glover-Williams could not find a position at which he best fit in his first two years on campus. And since it was reported that he will no longer be on Ohio State’s roster, he will never have that opportunity.On Monday, Meyer said Glover-Williams would no longer be with the team due to a “school-conduct issue.”Ohio State junior H-back Eric Glover-Williams stretches at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.This is an unfortunate end to the former four-star prospect’s career at Ohio State. The Canton, Ohio, native entered the program as the 101st-ranked player in the country and the fourth-best in the state in the 2015 class, according to 247Sports composite rankings.The 5-foot-9, 180-pound athlete played in 20 games in his two seasons, but spent most of his time on special teams. Glover-Williams played safety before transitioning to receiver in the spring.Entire offensive line: “Champions” vs. IndianaThough Meyer said the offensive line didn’t get the desired push early in the season opener, he and the coaching staff graded all five starting linemen — left tackle Jamarco Jones, left guard Michael Jordan, center Billy Price, right guard Branden Bowen and right tackle Isaiah Prince — as “champions.”Ohio State players are graded by the coaching staff and if they give exceptional effort, are honored as “champions”Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett prepares for a play in the first half of Ohio State’s game against Indiana on Aug. 31. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThough the line didn’t have much of a challenge pass blocking, due to a three-man rush from Indiana, the unit was tasked with opening holes for freshman running back J.K. Dobbins, who was starting his first college game. The five linemen helped open enough holes for Dobbins to run for the most rushing yards of any freshman making his debut in Ohio State history.Four of the linemen who graded out as champions returned this season as starters, but Bowen was making his first career start. Price, a first-team All-American who played right guard last season, said he took Bowen under his wing. “The stars have aligned and things are going great for him right now,” Price said. “Really, really, really, really proud of that kid.”Things didn’t begin smoothly against Indiana for Bowen, but he settled in as time passed.“He, in the first quarter, had a couple struggles,” Price said. “But that’s the great thing about Branden and players who are developing to be great, they can take those changes, take those adjustments and really start to develop in the second half, you see a whole other player.”Chase Young: Future No. 1 overall pick?Towering at 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, defensive end Chase Young could be mistaken for an NFL player. In reality, he’s just an 18-year-old freshman at Ohio State, and not even one who played meaningful snaps against Indiana due to the Buckeyes’ foursome of starting defensive ends.Ohio State freshman defensive end Chase Young hits a pad at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.But defensive end Jalyn Holmes believes the young lineman has the ability to be the best player in his future draft class.“If he sticks to the plan that we have here for him, he will be the first pick,” Holmes said.No, he didn’t mean that Young will be a first-round pick. He meant the freshman could develop into the top pick in the NFL draft, something Ohio State hasn’t had since offensive tackle Orlando Pace was selected by the St. Louis Rams first overall in the 1997 draft. “He’s got a real competitive edge,” Holmes said. “You can have his speed and length and all that, but if you’re not a competitor, it really doesn’t matter. Chase Young has that competitive edge.”When asked whether Young could be like Myles Garrett, the top pick in the 2017 NFL draft, Holmes said he could be better. With Holmes and Tyquan Lewis graduating and Sam Hubbard possibly entering the draft after this season, Young could be in a position to start on the line opposite Nick Bosa.Tate Martell: Baker Mayfield 2.0 on the scout team?Lewis said walk-on linebacker Jared Drake, who was a first-team All-Ohio quarterback at Westerville Central, mimicked Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield on the scout team during Monday’s practice. But he and Meyer mentioned freshman Tate Martell would likely help the defense prepare for Mayfield Tuesday.Freshman quarterback Tate Martell (10) warms up prior to the 2017 season opener against Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerhide | Photo Editor“They’re twins,” Holmes said in regard to Mayfield’s and Martell’s similarities. “I mean, both of them have great moves. They’re elusive. They’re hard to tackle because you want to tackle them so bad and they take advantage of it. I don’t know how they do it.”In high school, Martell relied on improvisation and athleticism. As a senior, the Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) quarterback threw for 2,362 yards and rushed for 1,257 yards.Though that athleticism and mid-play creativity is, at least in part, what led Martell to being such a highly regarded prospect — he was the 56th-best overall player and the second-best dual threat quarterback in his class, according to 247Sports composite rankings — Barrett said Ohio State’s coaches have tried to temper the freshman’s propensity to scramble.“So it’s like we’re trying to keep Tate in the pocket and get him to distribute the ball from the pocket,” Barrett said. “There’s a time for [risks and improvisation], absolutely. Since he’s been here, it’s like kind of controlled.”Barrett said when he entered the program, he tried to improvise and escape the pocket, but soon learned it’s not as easy in college as it was in high school. The fifth-year senior said Martell learned a similar lesson.“[Martell] was fast in high school, but now you’re not so fast,” Barrett said. “That’s part of it as well. That’s why you try to control it as much as you can.” read more

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Ohio States Aaron Craft named finalist for 2014 Bob Cousy Award

Senior guard Aaron Craft (4) drives to the basket during a game against Morgan State Nov. 9 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 89-50.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAaron Craft’s play is getting recognized on and off the court.Ohio State men’s basketball’s all-time leader in steals and assists has been named one of 23 finalists for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s best point guard.“The 23 athletes on this list represent the most committed, determined and skillful points guards in college basketball,” President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame, John L. Doleva said according to a press release. “We are honored to be recognizing their strengths and are excited to move forward in the selection process.”So far this season, Craft has started all 26 games and led OSU to a 20-6 overall record with five games remaining in the regular season. He also leads the team in assists (4.6), steals (2.5) and minutes (34.5) per game and is third on the team with an average 9.5 points per game.The senior point guard is also a two-time Academic All-American and the 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Earlier this season, Craft and backcourt partner senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. became the fastest players to reach 100 wins in their OSU careers after the Buckeyes defeated North Florida, 99-64, Nov. 29.“The men on this list all have the athletic qualities of an exceptional true point guard in the game of college basketball, the same qualities that made Mr. Cousy an iconic player,” Chair of the Bob Cousy Award, Ken Kaufman said according to the release. “All of these young men are on this list because they deserve to be competing or this well-respected award.”If Craft wins the award, he would be the first Buckeye to win it and third Big Ten player to raise the trophy, with Illinois’ Dee Brown claiming the honor in 2006 and Michigan’s Trey Burke winning it in 2013.Craft looks to add to his résumé in OSU’s next game, scheduled for Wednesday against Northwestern. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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NHS to offer tracking apps to those at risk of suicide and

first_imgPeople at risk of suicide or self-harm will be offered tracking apps allowing the NHS to monitor their texts and alert doctors to changes in their moods.NHS England is to announce a £35m investment in digital technology aimed at slashing sucide rates and boosting mental health.The plans include trials of an app which will monitor the content of texts, and the regularity of phone calls, to alert services to potential risks.The prototype means that software would detect the use of “key words” associated with heightened risk, as well as highlighting changes in behaviour – such as an increase in late night phone calls. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “I am excited by this investment across a wide range of services and technologies and the opportunity it presents to provide both improved experience and outcomes for service users across the country.”Nicola Blackwood, Minister for Public Health and Innovation, said:  “In the age of the smartphone, excellent use of information and technology is fundamental to the transformation of the health and care system.”Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement, said: “Many mental health services across the country are already using technology in new and innovative ways to help provide the support people need and reduce pressure on services, including A&E departments.“Initiatives range from virtual appointments for people who feel more comfortable doing that than meeting face to face; or providing street triage teams to secure access to essential patient information via a tablet when they are called to support someone experiencing a mental health crisis.”center_img Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is to embark on a study comparing use of the app with regular treatment.The prototype has been developed by Stanford University Medical Network Risk Authority, LLC.The trust is among seven which are testing new types of digital services for mental health patients.Others will introduce online consultations for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, on smartphones and computers.Trusts will be able to receive up to £5m investment each, as long as they match fund it.Professor Keith McNeil, NHS chief clinical information officer, said: “As clinicians, we must embrace technology to help us deliver the best care to our service users, just as it helps us in so many other areas of our lives. Digital technology has the potential to transform people’s experience of mental health services and challenge the unacceptable boundaries between physical and mental health.last_img read more

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Half of young men now shave their armpits survey by Mintel suggests

By contrast the feminism movement has made underarm hair less taboo for women, ten per cent of whom now do not shave their arm pits.   The changing trends now mean young men are removing body hair from anywhere on their bodies almost as much as young women of the same age, with similar proportions of both (29 per cent of men versus 34 per cent of women) removing hair more frequently… Nearly half of young men now shave their armpits and they are nearly as likely to remove hair from their body as women the same age, a survey has found. The study, by consumer researchers at Mintel, found underarm hair removal is becoming increasingly popular among men aged 16 to 24 who want to achieve a smooth body.

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EHF CUP F4 Montpellier to face Pick Szeged for the trophy

← Previous Story SILENCE IN BERLIN: PICK Szeged at the final! Next Story → POLISH FINAL: No war in Kielce – 37:26! French Montpellier will fight for the trophy at EHF Cup F4 in Berlin! Second best French team in the moment, beat Romanian HCM Constanta 36:32 (18:14) with Dragan Gajic (9 goals) in the main role and facing Hungarian PICK Szeged on Sunday’s final – 15:35 hrs.

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Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London

first_imgAN AER LINGUS flight from Dublin to London was forced to turn back to Dublin shortly after takeoff this afternoon – after hitting a flock of pigeons.Flight EI168, bound for Heathrow, left for London shortly after 3pm – but was back on the tarmac in Dublin little over 15 minutes later after striking the birds on its ascent.The flight returned to Dublin as a safety precaution, and it is understood that no passengers were injured.The flight has since been cancelled, with passengers being accommodated on subsequent flights.Some subsequent Aer Lingus flights to Heathrow and Gatwick have been disrupted as a result.last_img

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Andrew Katos MP Im influenced by my fathers experience and from going

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The dates for Victoria’s State election were issued last week and the rival parties have already taken it to the road, selling their policies and trying to win over the voters. Neos Kosmos, keeping up with tradition, will cover this contest from all aspects, seeking through to the Greek heritage candidates and communicating their pleas to the voters. They will have the chance to express in their own words what they represent and offer to their constituents and the wider community of Victoria.Andrew Katos is currently serving his second term in the Victorian Parliament, having represented the South Barwon electorate in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2010. In November, he’s defending his seat against Darren Cheeseman (Labor), Marian Smedley (Greens), David Ball (Socialists), Damien Cole (Independent) and Peter Oseckas (Animal Justice). A proud member of the long-standing Greek community of Geelong, he believes he’s better equipped to represent the area, due to his long experience in small business.Which do you think are the most important issues for your constituents? Good schools is certainly one. I think the most important issue in South Barwon is that it doesn’t have a lot of growth areas, but it also has areas that need protection from growth. Armstrong Creek is a growth area and growth is encouraged there, while Torquay has too much growth and, we need to slow down growth in Torquay.When you have a growth area it’s been planned, like Armstrong Creek. If you overdevelop, it gets to a stage where the very thing that people move to a town for, that made the town attractive, starts to be diminished.So it becomes too urbanised. That’s the balancing act around the whole state, not peculiar to my electorate.We have Melbourne that is bursting at the seams, we do want to see decentralisation and moving population to our biggest cities, but there is also other areas that need protection that don’t want a lot of growth either. I see Torquay and the Great Ocean Road corridor out through to Lorne and part of the Ballarat peninsula are much like that. You’ve seen recently changes up to the Macedon Ranges, for instance. It’s the same situation here where it’s enough growth and we risk spoiling what is beautiful about Torquay and the Great Ocean Road if it’s overdeveloped.It’s that balance between growth and tourism. We need to encourage tourism but we don’t want to overdevelop it either. And it’s about putting people in the right places. In my electorate, we have Armstrong Creek, it’s the big growth area. You got to make sure the infrastructure is correct. If you have a growth area and want to encourage people to not go to Melbourne, and go to Geelong or to Ballarat or other regional cities that we have to provide the infrastructure and the services to cater for those people. If we don’t we’d be simply moving Melbourne’s problems elsewhere. And that’s what we don’t want to do.The main infrastructure priority is a real mixture – roads, particularly Barwon Heads Road which is a single lane road currently coming under increasing pressure. So we’ve made a commitment to duplicate that road.We’ve also made a lot of school commitments. We’ve commited to fire stations and ambulance stations and also railway connections to Melbourne are important. Because one thing that is important is that although we have local jobs in Geelong, a lot of people might like the lifestyle of living in Geelong, in a smaller city, that has a more relaxed atmosphere and very good education and health system that is very attractive, but someone’s job may be in Melbourne. That’s why we are heaviliy investing in rail and getting the connections right. We’ve committed to do a 32-minute service from Geelong Station to Southern Cross, we think that it’s critical. We’ve modeled that on the intercity trains that run in England. To do that we need to have the trains running at approximately 200km/hour and that express tracks will be put on the regional railway. We feel that by opening up the rail and moving people quickly and efficiently, that will be very good for Geelong and will encourage people to come and live in Geelong.What do you offer to the Greek community within your electorate? Are there any Greek-specific issues that you’d want to address?I wouldn’t say so. My electorate has a very small Greek population. It is very much, Australian-born, white Anglo, we have an Indian and Chinese community emerging here as well. A lot of new Australians coming now are more settling in the cities. But obviously Greeks have a very well established community in Geelong. I’m on the committee of the local Greek community. My father came here from Lefkada in 1949, I think he’s the oldest Greek in Geelong from that era who is still with us. After WWII, Lefkada was predominantly communist, but at the southern end, where my father’s village, Dragano is, was the nationalist area. They used to call those villages at the bottom end ‘the United States of Lefkada’. So he was a nationalist, he saw a side of communism he didn’t like, he came to Australia, so that sort of influenced me. We were also in small business as a family, we ran a fresh fish business for years. So I’m influenced by my father’s experience and from going into small business myself, that I got to become a Liberal politician.Running a small business can be very rewarding but it’s hard work. You can imagine that if every small business put on one employee around Australia, then you would see the unemployment drop massively. So it is important to keep protecting small business. One of the [reasons that our decentralisation] policy is important is that we’ve announced one per cent payroll tax for regional Victoria, so I think that it is very important to get employment in small business. The threshold for payrol tax is $650,000 so that’s not a big payroll, you don’t have to be a very big business. That is an important job-creation measure and we need more things like that to encourage businesses to come out of Melbourne as well; don’t set up in Collins St, set up in Moorabool St instead, come to our CBD.One advantage that small businesses will always have is the customer service. It’s always going to have better customer service, with all respect to some bigger businesses. They are more caring because they want you to come back.You’re serving your second term in the Parliament; What is the achievement that you’re most proud of? For what reasons do you think the voters should trust you with their vote again?I’ve got a lot of unfinished business. The infrastructure is important in this area, it’s been lacking. Labor has opened up growth in the area over the years, but they have not provided the necessary infrastructure that is needed, whether it be roads, schools or community facilities. I think there’s been problems there. If you open up areas and don’t provide that, you are creating a lot of issues. The Andrews government is more focused in Melbourne. There is no focus on major cities on regional cities outside of Melbourne and we need to change that. We need to become a state of cities, not a city state around Melbourne. Obviously, being in opposition, you don’t control things, but I think that I’m very proud that we built a secondary college in Torquay and at the time the Labor party actually opposed the construction. I’m now seeing that the college is full – it’s 900 students. I’m very proud that I fought hard for that. We have also created the Waurn Ponds police station here in Geelong; it’s the first Police station south of the Barwon river in many years and I’m proud of that.I’ve lived in South Barwon electorate my whole life, I was educated here in the electorate, I attended public school, I went to Deakin university, and run a small business in the Geelong area for 20 years. I live in the area, I have four children, I’m raising my family here, I know the area very well. I’ve lived among the people I represent for my whole life. I’m best placed to know the needs and what the community is looking for. That is why I think that people should vote for me.last_img read more

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Mbappe wants a French player to win the Ballon dOr

first_imgKylian Mbappe feels a member of France’s World Cup-winning squad deserves to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or next month.The winner of the prestigious accolade will be known on December 3, with six members of the World Cup winning team from Russia 2018 in contention.Cristiano Ronaldo and long-term rival Lionel Messi– who have both won the award five times in the last decade – are also in the running, although many expect their duopoly to come to an end.France and Atletico Madrid star Griezmann has been praised by some, while Luka Modric remains bookmakers favourite to add the accolade to his The Best FIFA Men’s Player award.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…Mbappe, who was awarded the best young player at the World Cup, is also a top contender but he would be happy to see one of his international team-mates win the award.“There are many good candidates this year,” he told FourFourTwo after a media conference. “Many players can win it.“I hope the winner will be French. It will be a reward for our adventure [the World Cup].“But it is so close [the results will be so close], I can’t make any prediction.”last_img read more

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San Diego ranks among worst for first time homebuyers

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom March 19, 2019 San Diego ranks among worst for first time homebuyerscenter_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) – The great “American Dream” of owning a home appears to be slipping away for more San Diegans. A new survey conducted by the personal finance website, Bankrate, rated the best and worst cities for first time homebuyers. In a ranking of 50 U.S, cities, San Diego was among the ten worst cities for new homebuyers, coming in at seven on the list. The cities that had even worse showings were San Francisco which topped the list, followed by Los Angeles and Sacramento.Lyle Caddell, who’s been selling homes in San Diego County for nearly 25 years said he doesn’t need to look at the survey to know there’s hardly anything out there for first time buyers. “The demand is so big in this price category. I don’t think I’ve ever been this bus, with people calling me saying ‘Hey, Lyle, do you have anything we can buy, a home?’ ”Caddell showed us a home listed for sale at 589,000 dollars, which he said was in the mid-level price range. The three bedroom home in Rancho San Diego already had seven offers in less than three days. “Can you only imagine what it’d be like for the entry level?” Caddell asked.Nathan Moeder, who heads a real estate and economic advisory firm said nothing will change unless there’s a way to reduce the government regulations that add to constructions costs and the time it takes to build new housing. “Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s going to be single family home opportunities like we’ve traditionally had in San Diego County because we’re not building it. 60 perecent of our growth historically was in single family homes. Going forward, it’s only going to be 18 percent,” Moeder said.According to the 2017 Census, the rate of home ownership in the San Diego area for 25 to 44 year olds was 33.6 percent.Behind Los Angeles, San Diego had the second lowest rate of home ownership in the nation. “We’re really turning into a region of “haves” and “have-nots” because the single family homes that exist today are just going to be more and more expensive, because we’re not building them anymore,” Moeder said. Updated: 8:45 PM Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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USSEC Document Outlines KORUS Impact to US Soy Growers

first_imgThe U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) created a document regarding the United States Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), which includes market details, impacts of KORUS and possible effects on soy growers of the termination agreement. Earlier this week, the White House indicated earlier this week, intentions to prepare a withdrawal agreement.The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement warning of the dire consequences the withdrawal could have for soy growers.According to USSEC, KORUS reduced the tariffs on U.S.  soybean oil and variety specific identity preserved soybeans resulting in a positive impact on the U.S. soy exports to the Korean market. Information on tariff reduction, year to date (YTD) imports, and the Korean Market snapshot can be viewed in the USSEC document here.last_img read more

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KNWR Three Skilak Area Campgrounds Closed Following Bear Incident

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has temporarily closed three area campgrounds to tent camping for public safety. For additional information, contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office during regular business hours at (907) 262-7021. The three campgrounds are; Lower Ohmer, Upper Skilak, and Engineer Lake. Camping in hard- sided recreational vehicles is still permitted and campgrounds remain open to day-use. The closest alternative campgrounds for tent camping are Hidden Lake and Lower Skilak. The refuge on Saturday, July 21, received reports of a black bear damaging a camper’s tent in the Refuge’s Lower Ohmer Campground and scratching the single occupant.last_img

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday January 12 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, January 12, 2019:#1) Women’s Roller Derby At ShrinersBoston Roller Derby, a Boston-based, female-only roller derby league, returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This night will see rematches of the Fez Cup from 2018.5PM: Nutcrackers vs. Harbor Horrors7PM: Wicked Pissahs vs. CosmonaughtiesDoors open at 4pm.  Lice music begins at 4:30pm. The action begins at 5pm.  An After Party starts at 9pm in the Fez Room. Tickets include admission to the game, plus entry into the after party. Tickets and more info are available HERE. Learn more about the league HERE.#2) Fortnite Tournament At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Fortnite Tournament at 1:30pm. Got a couple Victory Royales under your belt and fancy yourself good at Fortnite? Show off your skills at this tournament run by One Up Games! Friendlies begin at 1pm. Grades 4-8. Register HERE. If registration is full, sign up for the wait list.#3) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#4) Wilmington Food Pantry OpenThe Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.#5) WHS Boys & Girls Hockey, Wrestling In ActionThe WHS Boys Varsity Hockey Team travels to Stoneham at 4pm, with the WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team following at 6pm. The WHS Boys Wrestling Team is hosting a multi-school meet at 10am at Wilmington High.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, May 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Husband allegedly kills wife in city

first_imgHusband allegedly kills his wife over family feud at Maddha Badda in the city on Friday noon.Family sources said the couple — Suma Aktar, 25, and her husband Manir Hossain — had been in loggerheads over family feud triggered by conjugal dispute.As a sequel of the feud, they locked in an altercation at noon.At one stage, locals rushed to their house after hearing the scream of Suma and found the couple lying in a pool of blood on the floor.Later, they took the couple to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) when doctors declared Suma dead.Manir might have strangulated Suma and later tried to kill himself as injury marks were found at his hand and throat, said DMCH police camp in-charge sub-inspector Bacchu Miah.Manir was admitted to the hospital under police custody, the SI added.last_img read more

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What Does Houstons Sister City — Leipzig Germany — Have To Teach

first_img X Listen commons.wikimedia.orgThe German city of Leipzig is the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony and has been one of Houston’s sister cities since 1992. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img 00:00 /06:37 Houston Matters tends to focus on subjects that are close to home, whether with the city, the state, or the U.S. But well beyond international borders there are cities abroad that have some kind of effect on — or connection with — Greater Houston. It’s almost unavoidable given how diverse our population is.So how much does that outside world affect us here in Houston?Houston has 18 different sister cities. One of them is Leipzig, Germany. Now, while those kinds of things usually sound more ceremonial than anything, is there anything we could actually learn from one of our sister cities?The Sister Cities International program, part of the Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs, gets at the heart of that.We learn more from Susan Young, the organization’s board secretary, and Steven Braun, the vice president of the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association. Sharelast_img read more

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U 45999 with Code OnePlus 6T Now Available for 47999 Only

first_imgUpdate: down to $459.99 for first 100 units with code GBMPOP6T66OnePlus 7 is out, which means the fan-favorite OnePlus 6T is getting some massive discounts through third party sites. The company remains one of the leading Android smartphone makers with every new product instantly getting user approval. An up-to-date hardware paired with timely software updates makes OnePlus phones a rarity in the Android world. All of that is offered for less than $600 when new and for much less when on discount.While the original price of OnePlus 6T 8GB variant itself isn’t too high at $579 considering it’s managing to beat phones that are being sold for over $900 a piece, the latest Flash Sale is bringing the price down to just $479.99 – its lowest yet.Just head over to this link to get OP6T for $479.99 (£376.80 & €432)OnePlus 6T offers an in-display fingerprint scanner and a powerful Snapdragon 845. The phone is now available at an all-time low making it a must-buy. In this price range, it would be hard to find something this good and that too from a company that sends updates to its phones as soon as Google releases them. Share Tweet Submit OP6T (International) specs6.41-inch, 2340 x 1080 optic AMOLED displayQualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.8GHzTriple Cameras: 20.0MP + 16.0MP rear camera and 16.0MP front camera8GB LPDDR4X + 128GB Storage3700 mAh  (non-removable) battery – Fast Charging (5V 4A)OxygenOS (Based on Android 9.0)Dual SIM: Nano SIM card + Nano SIM cardDimensions: 15.75 x 7.48 x 0.82 cm / 6.2 x 2.94 x 0.32 inchesSensors: In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor CoreAudio: Bottom-facing speaker, Noise cancellation support, Dirac HD Sound, Dirac Power SoundUnlock Options: In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Face UnlockPorts: USB 2.0, Type-C, Support standard USB, Type-C Earphone, Dual Nano SIM SlotPackage contains: Cell Phone, Earphones Adapter, Phone Case, Quick Start Guide, Main Informations and Warranty Card, SIM Needle, Dash Quick Charger Adapter, Dash Type-C CableHead over to this link to get OnePlus 6T (8 + 128GB) for $479.99, which is probably the lowest price we have seen so far. In comparison, the company itself is offering only a $30 discount after OP7 release, marking the price down to $549.Relevant: OnePlus Original Personality Phone Case for $25.99 AND Stitched Phone Case for OnePlus 6T for $4.81 only. last_img read more

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