Former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio was declared winner from the Northern Angami-II Assembly constituency after his lone rival withdrew his nomination on Monday.This is the second such victory for Mr. Rio, currently Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha member, in the space of 20 years. He won uncontested as a Congress candidate in 1998 when a boycott call made other parties shun the election.Pre-poll allianceThis time, he contested as a candidate of a new regional party, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), which stitched together a pre-poll alliance with the BJP.“The NPF [Naga People’s Front] candidate withdrew his nomination today [Monday] and the only other candidate of the NDPP was declared winner,” Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said.NPF spokesperson Sebastian Zumvu said the party was surprised by Mr. Angami’s decision. “But he must have realised his chances were very slim,” he said.BJP elatedLeaders of the NDPP and the BJP said Mr. Rio’s victory augured well for the alliance. “I did not expect victory to come so early. This has fuelled our confidence of a good show on February 27 [the day of polling],” Mr. Rio told The Hindu.He won the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 after serving as Nagaland’s Chief Minister for 11 years since 2003. But he made several attempts to return to State politics after anointing T.R. Zeliang as his successor.A power struggle saw Mr. Rio quit the NPF, the party he had formed along with Kewekhape Therie, now the State Congress president, and join the NDPP a few weeks ago.In 1998, Mr. Rio and Mr. Therie were among 43 Congress candidates who won the Assembly election unopposed. A similar situation happened in Arunachal Pradesh too. Of the 42 Congress candidates who won the 2014 Assembly elections in that State, 11 won it uncontested.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar’s three-day Kolhapur tour last week saw bonhomie between him and Swabhimani Paksha leader and MP Raju Shetti, leading to rumours about new alliances against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before elections. During a closed-door meet, Mr. Shetti reportedly invited Mr. Pawar to join him in another farmers’ protest on November 29-30 against the Modi government’s “anti-famer” policies in New Delhi.Mr. Pawar has allegedly backed Mr. Shetti’s candidature from the Hatkanangale Lok Sabha constituency in Kolhapur for the 2019 Parliamentary election. The move, however, has upset candidates within the NCP as well as the Congress in the Kolhapur-Sangli belt.Mr. Shetti, a two-time MP from Hatkanangale, was a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally, who exited from the NDA in August last year. After winning the Shirol Assembly seat as an Independent in 2004, he trumped the NCP’s MP Nivedita Mane to win the Hatkanangale Lok Sabha constituency in Kolhapur in the 2009 Parliamentary poll. He defeated former Congress MP Kallapa in the 2014 Parliamentary election. “Ms. Mane and Mr. Awade have expressed their disapproval to Mr. Pawar in person over backing Mr. Shetti for the Hatkanangale seat,” said an NCP leader from Kolhapur. Before the last Parliamentary election, Mr. Shetti had hoped that allying with the BJP would help shake off Mr. Pawar’s yoke from the sugar belt.In February, Mr. Shetti had met Mr. Pawar in New Delhi. Mr. Shetti has launched milk blockades against the State BJP government and cranked up the pressure on sugar mill owners by demanding they pay up due arrears to farmers.A parallel rift within his own party ultimately led to the ouster of his one-time close aide, Sadabhau Khot from the Swabhimani Paksha in August last year. Mr. Khot, who is Minister of State (MoS) for Agriculture and Marketing in the Devendra Fadnavis-led cabinet, floated his own outfit, the ‘Rayat Kranti Sanghatana’ in Kolhapur. He has already announced his candidature for the Hatkanangale Lok Sabha seat.
France’s Antoine Griezmann scored one and set up another as they booked their place at next year’s World Cup finals by beating Belarus 2-1 at the Stade de France in their last Group A qualifying game on Tuesday.Griezmann opened the scoring and then set up Olivier Giroud before the break while Belarus reduced the arrears on the stroke of halftime through Anton Saroka.The result put France, who will take part in their sixth consecutive World Cup finals, on 23 points after 10 games, four ahead of second-placed Sweden.Four days after a decisive 1-0 win in Bulgaria, Didier Deschamps’s team were never really under pressure and avoided having to go through the playoffs, as they had to to reach the 2010 and 2014 finals.”We did the job, our goal was to qualify first in our group,” France coach Didier Deschamps told a news conference.Belarus boss Igor Kriushenko said the hosts controlled the game.”They had speed and they were very careful at the back,” he added.Deschamps switched from a 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2 formation with Giroud and Griezmann up front, pushing Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette onto the bench.France were the early aggressors but Belarus had the first clear chance when Yuri Kovalev’s low angled shot whizzed just past Hugo Lloris’s right-hand post in the 12th minute.The hosts went close in the 18th when Rafael Varane’s point-blank header was tipped over the bar by Sergei Chernik.Kingsley Coman was a constant menace on the right flank and his fine cross in the 21st minute was met by Giroud, whose header crashed onto the bar.advertisementThe hosts were rewarded for their efforts six minutes later, however, when Griezmann beat Chernik from close range after a Blaise Matuidi through ball tore the Belarus defence wide open.They doubled their tally six minutes later as another through ball, this time from Griezmann, was collected by Giroud in the area and the Arsenal forward clinically slid it past Chernik.It was Giroud’s 28th goal for France.France’s concentration levels dipped, however, and they were punished on the stroke of halftime when Saroka’s cool finish allowed the visitors to grab a route back into the game.Yet France maintained control in the second half as Mbappe came on as a substitute for Coman, but made little impact.Belarus threatened on the break and Deschamps, sensing danger, replaced Griezmann with the more defensive Moussa Sissoko.From then on, the hosts were just content to keep their foot on the ball and look to hit their opponents on the break.
Wriddhiman Saha has taken long strides as India’s wicketkeeper of choice in Test cricket since MS Dhoni retired from the longest format back in December 2014.The 33-year-old Bengal stalwart is one of most acclaimed glovesmen in world cricket at the moment and he once again proved his worth in Cape Town during the first Test between South Africa and India, effecting 10 dismissals. That happens to be a record for an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test match.The record was previously held by Dhoni who had nine dismissals to his name in Australia during his last Test series in 2014.Saha, a gutsy batsman and an extremely competent wicketkeeper, had to wait for years to earn his place in the Test team. However, he justified the selectors’ faith when they turned to him after Dhoni’s shock decision to retire from red-ball cricket a little over three years ago.A complete team-man, Saha is effective standing up to the spinners and has taken some sensational catches off the pacers too.ALSO WATCHIn the New Year Test, Saha took five catches in the first innings to result in the dismissals of Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada in the first innings.In their second essay, South Africa were blown away for 130 as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami shared three wickets apiece. But Saha was again in his elements, taking five catches to dismiss Elgar, du Plessis, de Kock, Keshav Maharaj and Morne Morkel.But Saha still has a long way to match Dhoni’s consistency. Besides his nine victims in Australia, Dhoni claimed eight in a match on three other occasions – vs Ausralia (2008), Bangladesh (2010) and West Indies (2011).advertisementNayan Mongia effected eight dismissals in a Test twice – vs South Africa (1996) and Pakistan (1999).Saha currently has 85 dimissals to his name from 32 Tests while Dhoni finished with 294 dismissals from 90 Tests.
Samsung has slashed the prices of its mid-budget smartphones – the Samsung Galaxy A20 and the Samsung Galaxy A30 – in India. While the price of the Samsung Galaxy A20 has been slashed by Rs 1,000, which has brought the price of the phone down to Rs 10,490, the price of the Samsung Galaxy A30 has been slashed by Rs 1,500 which has brought the effective price of the phone down to Rs 13,990.Retail sources told the 91Mobiles that the prices of these two phones have been reduced permanently and that they are available at reduced priced at all brick and mortar stores accross the country. However, at the time of writing this articles, the new prices had not been updated on Samsung India website and on Amazon India’s e-retail platform.Notably, this is not the first time that the two phones – the Samsung Galaxy A20 and the Samsung Galaxy A30 – have received a price cut in the country. Last month, Samsung slashed the prices of the two phones by up to Rs 1,500. While Galaxy A20, which was launched for Rs 12,490, after getting a price cut of Rs 1,000, was available for Rs Rs 11,490; Galaxy A30, which was launched at a price of Rs 16,990, after getting a price cut of Rs 1,500, was available for Rs 15,490.If you are wondering which one of the two smartphones should you pick, here is a quick glimpse at their specifications. The Samsung Galaxy A20 comes with a 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-V Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1560×720 pixels. It is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7884 processor and it comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space that can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie-based One UI and it houses a gigantic houses a 4,000mAh battery. In terms of the camera it features a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP sensor with ultra wide-angle lens. It has an 8MP camera in the front.advertisementThe Samsung Galaxy A30, on the other hand, features a 6.4-inch full HD+ super AMOLED display. It is powered by Exynos 7885 chipset and it sports 4GB RAM with 64GB storage space that can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. It runs on Android Pie based One UI and it is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. On the camera front, it comes with a dual rear camera setup at the back with a 16 MP + 5 MP lens system and a 16MP camera on the front.ALSO READ: | Samsung Galaxy A30, Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A10 get cheaper in India by up to Rs 1,500ALSO READ: | Samsung Galaxy A20 goes on sale today: Price, specs and how to buy in IndiaALSO READ: | Samsung unveils Galaxy A30, Galaxy A50 with premium 3D Glasstic body, in-screen fingerprint sensor
Paul Pogba Mourinho admits to Pogba ‘dilemma’ as Man Utd struggle for spark Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 00:18 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Paul Pogba Manchester United José Mourinho Premier League The French midfielder has returned to the fold after injury but the Red Devils are now striving for consistency as individuals and as a collective Jose Mourinho has admitted to facing a dilemma at Manchester United as he endeavours to get the most out of Paul Pogba.The France international has returned to the fold after missing 12 games through injury.Watford 4/1 at home to Man Utd Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Pogba had been in impressive form for the Red Devils prior to picking up an untimely knock and the challenge facing Mourinho is bringing him back to that level without pushing him too hard.That is proving to be quite the challenge, though, with United handing their £89 million midfielder 90 minutes against Brighton as they toiled to a narrow 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.Mourinho told reporters after that encounter: “It’s hard for me to be on the bench and don’t know when Pogba has to be changed.“I want to play [Marouane] Fellaini earlier, I want to play Fellaini with Pogba.“But then I don’t know if Pogba is happy to be on the pitch under the fatigue line, or if the fatigue line has been reached.“It’s hard to be on the bench with these dilemmas.”Pogba had started, but been taken off in each of his two outings immediately after returning to the side – against Newcastle and Basel.A full run-out against Brighton should aid his cause as he continues to work on his match sharpness.United need him to be performing at full capacity as they struggled to find a spark in his absence.Romelu Lukaku endured an uncharacteristic goal drought, with goals proving hard to come by as a collective.Mourinho’s side are, however, still the closest challengers to arch-rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race and continue to progress positively in the Champions League and Carabao Cup.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The second week of the college football season is in the books. With two weeks of action in the rearview, several title contenders have serious questions to answer.Among them are the Michigan Wolverines, who own one of the hardest schedules in college football over the next couple months. Jim Harbaugh and company have trips to Wisconsin and Penn State and also have Ohio State left on the schedule.However, the Wolverines don’t own the hardest schedule in the country. That honor belongs to South Carolina.ESPN’s computer model took a look at the remaining schedules for every team in the country. In doing so, the model predicted which teams have the most-difficult road ahead. According to the Football Power Index, the Gamecocks the most-difficult schedule remaining.The rest of the season won’t be kind to the Gamecocks and it starts this weekend when Alabama comes to town.But the Gamecocks aren’t alone. A few other teams will struggle through the rest of the season as well – including Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldogs.Here’s the top 10:South CarolinaMichiganGeorgiaUSCColoradoArizona StateMarylandPenn StateStanfordFloridaOhio State just missed the list, coming in at No. 11. The Buckeyes are the favorite to come out of the Big Ten East after a hot start to the season.The full breakdown of hardest schedules in college football can be seen here.
Nova Scotia’s forest industry has a bright future according to industry leaders and representatives who participated in the Future of Forestry Forum today, Dec. 11, in Halifax. The one-day forum focused on the future of Nova Scotia’s forest industry and included presentations by industry leaders on topics such as trends shaping the industry, the role of innovation and technology and the forecast for the industry’s future. “Thousands of Nova Scotians across the province work in the forestry industry, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to our economy,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “The importance of the industry cannot be stressed enough for its role in creating jobs, and maximizing the wealth and benefit of our natural resources. “Our goal is to make Nova Scotia a leader in forestry and forestry innovation, and forums such as this one provide a roadmap to guide future success.” Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker said people working in the forest industry know that it needs to evolve. “This forum played an important role in bringing together industry leaders and members of the sector to discuss how the industry must evolve in response to 21st-century trends,” said Mr. Parker. “The information shared today will be instrumental in shaping the future of Nova Scotia’s forestry industry.” Don Roberts, vice chairman of CIBC World Markets, delivered the keynote address on transforming the forestry sector. Other presenters included industry leaders and experts such as Dave Coles, national president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Diana Blenkhorn, president and CEO of the Maritime Lumber Bureau, and Tom Browne, research manager for Forest Products Innovations. “We have always believed that forestry is not a sunset industry. Industry renewal takes vision and political will, both of which the Nova Scotia government has demonstrated today,” said Dave Coles, head of the country’s largest forestry union and a panellist in one of the sessions. About 200 delegates attended the forum, including Richard Freeman, co-owner of Freeman Lumber in Greenfield, Queens Co. “Today’s forum confirmed what we in the industry understood; we aren’t dealing with a declining industry,” said Mr. Freeman. “As the presenters noted, there are many exciting opportunities for the province’s forestry industry, including biofuels and lumber products.” On Monday, Premier Dexter announced the province had negotiated an agreement with Resolute Forest Products and the Washington Post Company to purchase the Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited shares. The agreement gives Nova Scotia control of the largest block of privately-held lands yet sold in the province, enabling it to support thousands of families, provide opportunity for further innovation in the forest sector, and control its economic destiny. The acquisition of 555,000 acres of prime forest land is a crucial step forward in creating the future of the forestry in Nova Scotia. An overview of the agreement between the province and Resolute Forest Products is available at http://novascotia.ca/jobshere/ .
were 19 years or older before April 1, 2006 (born before April 1, 1987) and, purchased an off-highway vehicle before April 1, 2006 registered an off-highway vehicle on or before Sept. 30, 2007 have a valid drivers licence are not a parent or guardian of an operator under 16 years of age. Nova Scotians who drive off-highway vehicles such as ATVs and dirt bikes are reminded of mandatory safety training courses and other legal requirements. “We know that more off-highway vehicle riders enjoy travelling forest roads and trails at this time of year and we want to remind them they must have safety training, vehicle registration and insurance before heading out,” said Charlie Parker, Minister of Natural Resources. “This is an important reminder so they remain safe and avoid fines for violations of the law.” All drivers of off-highway vehicles must complete a safety training course to legally operate their vehicles in Nova Scotia unless they are exempt. They are exempt from the requirement to take safety training if they: “We encourage all our members to make sure they have the proper safety training, vehicle registration and insurance when riding their vehicles,” said Barry Barnet, executive director of the All Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia. “Any rider who ignores provincial laws gives a bad name to the responsible riders who operate their vehicles legally, safely, and with respect for people and the environment.” All off-highway vehicle drivers also must have a minimum of $500,000 in third-party liability insurance while using their vehicles. The laws against drinking and driving apply to off-highway vehicle drivers just as they apply to car and truck drivers. Riders must wear helmets while operating their machines. For more information about safety training courses and other legal requirements, visit http://novascotia.ca/natr/ohv/.
APTN National NewsCrown prosecutors are asking the British Columbia Supreme Court to designate a man convicted of several sex offenses as a dangerous offender.Martin Temblay was convicted in 2003 of sexual assault. In 2010 he was convicted of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and several other charges.APTN’s Tina House has this story.
The High Commission said that there have been reports in a section of the media on leaks having developed in critical equipment of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, raising completely unwarranted fears of dangers of radiation leaks.“These reports are totally baseless. There has been no radiation leak at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant,” the High Commission said. The High Commission says all nuclear power plant sites in India are capable of managing the radioactive wastes generated at these sites. (Colombo Gazette) It said that at presen, various works and commissioning tests as per laid down procedures are progressing at the plant.This is in line with the stage-wise clearances accorded by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). The AERB reviews the various reports of performance tests and accords clearance for the next stage to ensure safe operation.“The reports that the Russian experts at the Site could not address issues are also not based on facts. Some equipment for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is sourced from countries other than the Russian Federation. Equipment supplied from Germany and Croatia are tested and commissioned in presence of specialists of supplier. It is reiterated that safety is accorded utmost attention in Nuclear Power Plants and encompasses the entire gamut of activities associated with these Plants. Before operationalising the Plant, all the performance parameters are thoroughly checked to ensure safe operation. It is also reiterated that India has a robust regulatory mechanism and the AERB accords stage-wise clearances only after thorough review of operational parameters and conditions for various systems,” the High Commission said. “The relevant issues are being addressed in the spirit of the close and friendly relations existing between India and Sri Lanka,” the High Commission said. An Indian delegation is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in the near future for the second round of the dialogue on these and other areas of potential cooperation, including the area of safety. The Indian High Commission in Colombo says there is no threat to Sri Lanka from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.The High Commission said that India and Sri Lanka have an ongoing dialogue on cooperation in the area of nuclear energy, including in the areas of isotope hydrology, radio-tracer studies and dam safety.
According to this year’s Trade and Development report from UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, global debt has risen sharply to $250 trillion – three times the total world income.A decade ago – when the global financial crisis hit – the deficit was $140 trillion.“The excessive reliance on debt in the current global economy will not end well for many economies,” said Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD Director of its Globalization and Development Strategy division.Despite these potentially worrying indicators, by the end of 2018, global output is forecast to remain unchanged from last year, at 3.1 per cent, UNCTAD says.And while the global economy has “picked up” overall since 2017, regionally, economic growth has been sporadic, according to the UNCTAD report.“The world economy is walking a tightrope between debt-fuelled growth and financial instability,” Mr. Kozul-Wright said. “There’s certainly been a recovery in the United States. The question is whether that’s an economic sugar-rush driven by tax cuts and military spending, or whether there’s a sustainable growth parked behind that. We tend to think it’s the former.”Noting that the US economy’s performance has been “far better” than most of Europe, where growth is “softening” across the continent, the UNCTAD senior economist said that Japan had also shown “rather weak performance” that has been echoed in a significant number of larger emerging economies threatened by recession.The world economy is walking a tightrope between debt-fuelled growth and financial instability — Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTADAccording to the UNCTAD report, bigger emerging economies which rely on commodity exports – Russia and the four BRICS countries: Brazil, India, China and South Africa – can expect some improvement “while prices remain firm”.But this is not the case for many other developing economies where “economic storm clouds” are gathering, UNCTAD says, pointing to the fact that their share of global debt rose from 7 per cent in 2007, to 26 per cent this year.Private and corporate debt is behind this surge in borrowing, but it has not been used to invest in businesses, such that “growing indebtedness observed globally is closely linked to rising inequality”, Mr. Kozul-Wright said.On trade tensions, the UNCTAD report suggests that any serious escalation of tariff hikes imposed by the US, China and the Eurozone could threaten much-needed investment in vulnerable economies.The fact that big firms account for well over half of exports is also linked to falling returns for emerging countries – with the exception of newly industrialized economies in Asia and China.“Trade is a big-firm game,” Mr. Kozul-Wright explained. “Over 50 per cent of world trade is run through 1 per cent of corporations. Big firms have been a major source of inequalities. It’s about the growing power of monopolies and concentrated markets.”A sign of China’s prolific growth is its growing share of exports in the BRICS group of nations, which rose from 5 per cent in 1990, to more than 20 per cent by 2016, UNCTAD says.The UN report also notes that among developing economies, it is only those in East Asia that house the headquarters of leading transnational firms to any significant degree.This has led to East Asia seeing its share of profits generated by the world’s top 2,000 transnationals, rising from 7 per cent in 1995 to more than 26 per cent in 2015.“The world economy is again under stress,” said Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General. “The immediate pressures are building around escalating tariffs and volatile financial flows, but behind these threats to global stability is a wider failure – since 2008 – to address the inequities and imbalances of our hyperglobalized world.”Despite the probability of economic stability this year, the report warns of potential economic decline in the near future.There’s urgent need for Governments to work together on global policy coordination to better manage the multilateral trading system, UNCTAD’s Kozul-Wright said.
Ashley Hughes hangs a new paper heart on the window of the Campus Store.The Campus Store is holding a special Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser this month.The store is collecting donations to fight Canada’s third leading cause of death. For every $1 donation, store staff will put a paper heart on the front windows of the store with the donor’s name on it. The goal is to raise $1,000 and cover the windows in paper hearts.This is the second year for the fundraiser, which supports research, community service and public and professional education programs. Last year, $1,200 was raised. The store would like to surpass that, but with Haiti fundraising efforts, people may be experiencing donor fatigue, said Brian Kroeker, Campus Store communications, marketing and public relations co-ordinator.The idea started with employee Ashley Hughes, who volunteers with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.“After a little research, we discovered that everyone here at the store, and indeed perhaps the entire University, has been affected by these diseases in one form or another,” Kroeker said.The fundraiser goes until Feb. 27.
Star TribuneFour off-duty police officers on post at the July 9 Minnesota Lynx WNBA basketball game quit their positions after seeing the players’ T-shirts, which demanded “justice and accountability.” The message was made in the wake of the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile last week. Their deaths reportedly led to the Dallas shooting, in which five officers were killed, Atlanta Black Star reported.According to the Star Tribune, the four team captains – Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen – donned the shirts to honor victims lost in last week’s events. The group held a press conference in Target Center explaining the wardrobe was chosen to encourage an end to racial profiling and continued wearing the T-shirts during their warm up that night.“In the wake of the tragedies that have continued to plague our society, we have decided it’s important to take a stand and raise our voices,” Brunson said in the conference. “Racial profiling is a problem. Senseless violence is a problem. The divide is way too big between our communities and those who have vowed to protect and serve us.”Four off-duty police officers left the job when they saw the black shirts, which read “Change starts with us, justice and accountability” on the front. Philando Castile and Alton Sterling’s names were on the back with a Dallas Police Department emblem and “Black Lives Matter.”Star TribuneLynx coach Cheryl Reeve supported her team members’ political action.“In order to enact change, when you see an injustice, you can’t stand idly by,” she told Lynx Radio Network. “I think it was very thoughtful of them and, as usual, I’m very proud of them.”Minneapolis Police Federation president Lt. Bob Kroll backed the officers who walked out.“I commend them for it,” he told the Tribune.He added the four officers removed themselves from working future games, but he did not know who they were.“Others said they heard about it and they were not going to work Lynx games,” the police union head added.Kroll accused Lynx players of perpetuating “false narratives” since 2014, as some allegations of police misconduct leading to Black deaths were denied.“Rushing to judgment before the facts are in is unwarranted and reckless,” he said before claiming only four officers worked the game because the team has “such a pathetic draw.”However, Saturday’s game in Minneapolis saw more than 7,600 fans in attendance.
← Previous Story Michal Jurecki signs for SG Flensburg Handewitt! Next Story → AIR FRANCE goes to legend: Daniel Narcisse to finish career! Spain beat Tunisia 33:18 in the friendly match played in Quijote Arena in Ciudad Real famous for legendary team who won three EHF Champions League titles in the previous decade.The European champions showed power in battle with the African best handball side.33 – Spain: Corrales (Pérez de Vargas); Gurbindo (3), Ángel Fernández (1), Bazán (1), Cañellas (4), Goñi (3), Balaguer (1); Rivera (4, 2p), Raúl Entrerríos, Alex Dujshebaev (5), Sarmiento (1), Julen Aginagalde (1), Morros, Ariño (1), Solé (1), Figueras (1), Dani Dujshebaev (2) and Odriozola (4).18 – Tunisia: Missaoui (Drissi); Sanai (1), Saafi, Rzig, Soussi (1), Chouiref (4), Bacha; Frard (1), Maoua (1), Ghachem (-), Majdoub (3), Maaref (3), Boughanmi (4), Blel and Jaziri.
POLICE IN BELFAST are appealing for information following the discovery of an explosive device outside a Catholic church in Newtownabbey.The small, crude but viable, explosive device was left outside St Mary’s on the Hill chapel on the Carnmoney Road yesterday evening.Shortly after 10pm, the Carnmoney Road was closed for a number of hours while an ammunition technical officer made the device safe. It has now been taken for forensic examination.Police are asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the Carnmoney Road area or who has any information to contact them in Newtownabbey on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.Read: Two men due in court after discovery of bomb-making equipment>Read: PSNI believe explosion in Antrim linked to dissident terrorist activity>
THE TOWN OF Kinvara in Co Galway has become the first in Ireland to bring in a complete ban of Israeli goods over military action in Gaza.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Vicky Donnelly, one of the organisers of the boycott, explained that the action being taken had grown out of a desire to take move as a collective: The Irish government believes the settlements to be illigal yet continues to economically incentivise their continued expansion by trading with them.Since the Oslo peace process came into affect in 1992, the number of Israeli settlers in the West Bank has more than doubled. Over 500,000 settlers now live on occupied Palestinian land. The area of the West Bank allocated for settlements has grown to 42%.Trade between the EU and Israeli settlements is estimated to be around €96 million a year. Last month, the Irish government issued advice to individuals and businesses not to carry out economic relations with Israeli settlements. Source: Irish GovIn 2013, trade between Israel and Europe amounted to €29.5 billion in goods trade. Of this €17 billion were EU exports. There was a further €7.8 billion of trade in services.In 2012, current Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan called Trócaire “biased and partisan” organisation and described their campaign to boycott Israeli goods at the time as being “beyond their remit”.READ: Here’s Charlie Flanagan’s explanation of why Ireland won’t be throwing out Israel’s ambassadorREAD: “We must take action”… Senators call for Ireland to strengthen stance on Gaza We wanted to take it a step further than individual actions. When doing it as individual consumers that is important, but we wanted to see if the community would come together to stop the slaughter.“The national government are being really silent on this. To see local shops, local business support us. That is indicative of the kind of ground swell support that there is for this kind of action up and down the country.”According to the 2006 census, Kinvara had a population of 1,160.The move comes after a call by Trócaire for a boycott on Israeli goods produced in settlements.The organisation have said that such a move would be the first step towards ending the cycle of violence between Israel and Hamas. This call to action comes in the wake of the Seanad debate yesterday. On the boycott of West Bank settlements, executive director of Trócaire Éamonn Meehan said:
Image: Shutterstock/Paul Cotney https://jrnl.ie/4634462 By Stephen McDermott Tuesday 14 May 2019, 4:57 PM No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Paul Cotney 6,648 Views Share Tweet Email Short URL May 14th 2019, 4:57 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #INSURANCE The European Commission has announced that it has opened a formal investigation into how Insurance Ireland pools its data on Irish consumers.2. #MURDER TRIAL The Ana Kriegel trial has heard expert testimony suggesting that she was struck a number of times as she lay on the ground of a derelict farmhouse where her body was later found.3. #DATA PROTECTION Irish WhatsApp users have been told to ensure their app is up to date, after it emerged that some phones have been infected with spyware through the messaging service.4. #INVESTMENT The company that will be offered the tender for the National Broadband Plan will invest an initial €220 million to help fund the project, it has been confirmed.5. #HOTTING UP US scientists have detected the highest levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere since records began.Comments have been closed as legal proceedings are active in one of the stories above. The 5 at 5: Tuesday An investigation into Insurance Ireland, evidence resumes in the Ana Kriegel trial, and WhatsApp users warned over spyware hack. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Changement des courants dans l’Atlantique : les coraux témoignentDepuis les années 1970, les courants océaniques de l’Atlantique ont été victimes d’un changement inquiétant, indiquent des chercheurs. Les coraux qui se nourrissent de particules spécifiques ont permis de tirer ces conclusions alarmantes.Des équipes de biochimistes et océanographes ont observé les courants de l’Atlantique et ont constaté que le Gulf Stream, qui prend sa source entre la Floride et les Bahamas et se dilue dans l’océan Atlantique, avait pris le pas sur les autres courants marins. L’AFP rapporte le document publié dans le journal de l’Académie Américaine des Sciences (PNAS) qui indique que ce phénomène “est largement unique ces dernières 1800 années”. Si pendant 2000 ans le courant froid et en provenance des eaux arctiques du Labrador était plus important que le Gulf Stream et ses courants chauds et ascendants, cela est bel et bien fini.À lire aussiUn plongeur se fait attaquer par un lion de merIl a été possible de tirer ces conclusions grâce à l’observation des coraux qui se nourrissent de particules organiques véhiculées par les différents courants. Or, en analysant le développement de leurs anneaux colorés sur une période de 700 ans, on s’aperçoit que leur composition chimique a changé. En effet, anciennement, le courant froid du Labrador apportait peu de sel et de particules organiques aux récifs coralliens contrairement à celui du Golf Stream, extrêmement riche.Pour les scientifiques, “il existe un lien direct entre les variations des courants océaniques dans l’Atlantique Nord et le réchauffement climatique causé par les activités humaines”. Or ces courants ont une influence sur l’oscillation multidécennale de l’Atlantique (AMO). Cette variation des courants augmente et abaisse de façon cyclique la température de la surface des océans et a des répercussions directes sur la météorologie européenne et américaine. Le 8 janvier 2011 à 11:47 • Emmanuel Perrin
You have to image Jonny would be rocking super classic black combat boots or Chuck Taylors. Again, I look for things to recycle for other characters. These are actually my Howling Commandos boots from Steve Madden. I’m going to recommend Chucks because, why are these not already in your closet?! Comfy, classic and anyone can rock them. Plus they last forever for $50. This might seem steep but they go with anything. If you’d like to go all the way on Wrobel’s version, which I fully support, you’ll need a nice bat. Then you just sketch the best family name in GoT on it. So get yourself a genuine Louisville Slugger if you’re down for authenticity. It’s about $30.Foam Longclaw Replica/Baseball bat – $50-30, Red Plaid Flannel – $35, White Wolf Tee– $18, Black Chuck Taylors– $50, Black Ripped Jeans – $40, Patch, Band-aid, Etc. – $19The total package is about $212, but you are buying items you can use every day and recycle. These are all things you can bring into your life to let your Geekness show anywhere. This amount is if you need absolutely everything. You probably have a few items to start so that number will trickle down.Need some inspiration? We’ve seen so many amazing cosplayers this year so I’m sure you’ll find one you want to tackle one from FanExpo in Boston, C2E2 in Chicago, or Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. Follow all our cosplay galleries here and give one a try. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Everything else from here is pretty simple. A really comfy red plaid flannel shirt with is the staple of any good 90s wardrobe. I think I got mine at H&M for around $20. There are nicer ones out there. Honestly, you should just have one of these in your closet already. It’s a requirement for everyone on the planet at this point, right? Decently priced at $35 too. You can be super DIY and just do tape with Nirvana written on it or you can grab the actual patch. I truly believe cosplay is for everyone and fully support what makes you feel good in your character. But as much as I love it, it can be a costly hobby. I’m fortunate that I get to work with and have gotten to know some of the best in this space of the Geek community. That being said, you can cosplay too and on a budget. All you need to start is on staple piece of the character and you build around that.The inspiration for this one is two-fold. First I’m a huge fan of artist Mike Wrobel’s series of Game of Thrones 80s/90s redesigns. I’m also a Stark so obviously I was drawn to Arya and Jon when I saw these. But then I found out there was a really great replica of Longclaw available at ThinkGeek. And this mash-up was born.The sword is available as both foam or metal. If you want to be extra, Valyrian-steel is out there, but it’ll cost you upwards of $200. I have to tell you the foam one is still pretty sturdy and has a good weight to it. I won’t judge you on how dedicated you’d like to be. This just means I know you’ll be rocking the Snow scar band-aid too. But hey, I know myself and I should not be given a real weapon. Longclaw looks much bigger than it is because I’m vertically challenged at 5’3. Ironically it measures in at 53″. If you don’t have a Jeor to gift one this will set you back $50. It’s beautifully crafted and comes in a nice collector’s box. The detail on the direwolf handle is absolutely worth it, cute red eyes and all. 11 Things We’re Looking Forward to at PAX WestPhotos: Best Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Stay on target The white wolf tee was where I put most of my efforts. This was the closest version I could find and it’s actually pretty dang perfect. Jon’s four-legged bestie deserves a really good representation. Plus he’s the most striking of all the direwolves. (I still love you Nymeria.) This shirt is $18. I imagine this version of Jon would probably rock ripped up black denim jeans. I wore my HUE leather pants that are a staple for at least three other characters I do cosplay for. (See, recycling is key.) American Eagle carries one of my favorite pairs of jeans for dudes and dudettes in this vein. They are about $40 and less than the pants I’m in.