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  • Rodman All-Stars vs. North Korea

    first_imgDennis Rodman has named a team of former National Basketball Association players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea.Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean Senior National team on Jan. 8,  marking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday.Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power after his father died in late 2011.Rodman calls the game his version of “basketball diplomacy.”“My previous travels have allowed me to feel the enthusiasm and warmth of fans,” Rodman said. “The positive memories and smiles on the faces of the children and families are a testament to the great efforts we have put into fulfilling our mission wherever we go voiding any politics. We are all looking forward to arriving in Pyongyang, meeting the citizens, visiting various charities and using the opportunity to develop new relationships that result in our annual return.”Rodman made his latest visit to North Korea shortly before Christmas to train the North Korean basketball team, though he did not meet with Kim.Rodman, known as much for his piercings, tattoos and bad behavior as he was for his basketball skills, traveled to the secretive state for the first time last February with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series produced by New York-based VICE television. Rodman has called Kim a “friend for life.”Rodman said his trips would not be affected by the recent execution of Kim’s uncle.Smith, who played for the New York Knicks, said he was looking forward to participating in the game with Rodman.“Dennis and I are total opposites but we work very well together,” Smith said. “Dennis is one of the few people I know that doesn’t just talk but actually lives a culturally diverse life. We have traveled everywhere together so I was not surprised with his first visit to North Korea.“Cultural exchange is about sharing. Sharing ideas and thoughts on education, culture and life.”Rodman has been criticized for not talking about North Korea’s human rights record, described as one of the world’s worst by activists, the U.S. State Department and North Korean defectors.The defectors have repeatedly testified about the government’s alleged use of indiscriminate killings, rapes, beatings and prison camps holding as many as 120,000 people deemed opponents of authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule.(Dan Gelston)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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  • Klopp: Liverpool are on fire ahead of Man City tie

    first_imgJürgen Klopp Liverpool on fire ahead of Champions League tie with Man City, says Klopp Ryan Benson 18:41 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jürgen Klopp Liverpool Crystal Palace v Liverpool Crystal Palace Premier League Sadio Mané Mohamed Salah The Reds had to dig deep to beat Crystal Palace on Saturday, but it leaves them in a buoyant mood before the first leg of their quarter-final Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool are going into Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City “on fire” after securing a dramatic 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Liverpool fell behind at Selhurst Park thanks to a Luka Milivojevic penalty in the 13th minute, which came as a result of Loris Karius’ clumsy tackle on Wilfried Zaha.But Sadio Mane levelled just after the break and the in-form Mohamed Salah wrapped up the win six minutes from the end. 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 Next up for Liverpool is City at home in the European tie and Klopp thinks they are going into the game in a great mood as a result of the comeback.”At the moment, nobody should be worried about our mood,” Klopp told reporters at his post-match news conference.”The boys are really on fire, I like that, but I know as a football professional you always have to deliver, deliver and deliver.”We really took back [players] from completely different countries and time zones, then you have two days – or one-and-a-half –  to be prepared.”Then you saw physically we were not at our best today and you need all what you have to beat Crystal Palace. You have to fight, we fought and I am really happy about it.”We didn’t play the best football we can play, no problem with that but it helps, especially in the Premier League.”It will still be very difficult against Manchester City. I don’t think it gives us a big advantage against them, but no problem with that.”We will be excited about the opportunity to play City in a quarter-final early enough, but in the moment we are still enjoying this result.”Salah’s goal was his 37th of what has been a remarkable debut season with the Reds and Klopp lauded his striking abilities.”That makes him a proper striker,” Klopp added. “If you only score on a perfect day then you cannot score 37 goals, that’s clear.”[He is] outstanding. Just having him on the pitch on a situation like that is good. Hopefully it stays like this, that’s the most important thing.”last_img read more

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  • 16 days ago​Giroud defiant in Chelsea position: I’ll keep fighting every day

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Giroud defiant in Chelsea position: I’ll keep fighting every dayby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Olivier Giroud is defiant about his position at the club.The veteran attacker has found it very difficult to get game time, due to the rise of youngster Tammy Abraham.And the Frenchman knows that while he wants to play more often, he must wait for his chance in the coming weeks.Giroud told The Athletic: “There are two reactions to being left out of the side. There is one where you put your head down, start complaining that you’re not playing.”The other way is you transform that frustration over not playing into a positive energy. You need to maintain a good feeling to bounce back, to show your character. That is what I try to do at training every day.”I’m a competitor. It takes a lot more to get me down. I will always fight to get back in the team. Have I spoken to Frank? No, not yet. I have nothing to say, because Tammy is doing so well. It is difficult to get a striker out of the team when he is being this successful and scoring regularly.”I just have to stay focused, to keep concentrating on what I have to do in training and show I’m ready for whenever the manager needs me.” last_img read more

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  • Kirk Herbstreit Is Extremely Impressed With Ohio State’s JK Dobbins

    first_imgESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)No. 6 Ohio State dominated in their Big Ten opener versus Indiana. The Buckeyes dropped 51 points while only allowing 10 to the Hoosiers.Quarterback Justin Fields was fantastic — 199 yards and three touchdowns. Running back J.K. Dobbins stole the show though with 193 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown.Ohio State fans loved Dobbins’ performance and effort. He even got praise from one of the most nationally recognized college football analysts.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit took to Twitter to praise the Ohio State running back. .@Jkdobbins22 REAL DEAL!!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 14, 2019Dobbins’ praise from analysts and fans everywhere is certainly deserved. Of his 193 rushing yards, 175 came in the first half. Given the game was already out of hand by halftime, Dobbins wasn’t necessarily needed.The Buckeyes are off to a stellar start in 2019. They now have wins over FAU, Cincinnati and Indiana. Things will get much tougher moving forward though.Ohio State still has to play games against Wisconsin, Michigan State, Penn State and of course, Michigan. The rest of the Buckeyes’ schedule is managable though.New head coach Ryan Day has been impressive since taking over for Urban Meyer. Many feared the program would struggle in their first year without Meyer. But it looks like things in Columbus are operating smoothly as usual.Dobbins is certainly playing like a potential Heisman candidate.last_img read more

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  • Revision of Building Codes to be Fast-Tracked

    first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has issued instructions that the revision of the country’s building codes and regulations should be fast-tracked. In a statement to the House of Representatives on October 30, on preliminary estimates of the cost of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy across key sectors, Mrs. Simpson Miller said the speedy revision “will allow us to prevent persons from building in unsafe areas, and to legislate forced evacuation.” “I do not believe we should allow people to build on gully banks, up on hills where you could have slippage, and riverbeds, and then call on Government to do something about it, and we do not know how they got the approval to build in those areas. We should legislate to ensure that there are certain areas where no one will be able to put up even a shack, and we are very serious about this,” Mrs. Simpson Miller emphasised. She noted that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the Ministry of Local Government and other Ministries and agencies are already collaborating on the issue. The Prime Minister pointed out that the law will, in addition to preventing persons from building in certain areas, make provisions for forced evacuation. “Sometimes when governments make an appeal (and ask) persons to leave a particular area, they (residents) are waiting until great danger sets in, and then they expect our first responders to respond, not understanding they are putting the lives of other persons in danger. They need to understand when we say there is a threat, move immediately,” she added. Mrs. Simpson Miller pointed out that the legislative measures will ensure that the country is better prepared in the future for natural disasters, such as hurricanes. A Bill to establish the Building Act (2011) to facilitate the adoption and efficient application of the National Building Code, was tabled in the House of Representatives last September. The Bill will, among other things, confirm the Bureau of Standards Jamaica as the standards authority with power to specify the version of the international codes that are to be used as the national code and to promulgate application documents in respect of those codes. As the standards authority, the Bureau will also be empowered to recognise building standards and approve, list or certify building products, construction methods, building components and systems.last_img read more

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  • BC Wildfire Service offers preliminary tally of costs from disastrous summer

    first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – British Columbia has spent more than $500 million battling dozens of wildfires during the 2017 forest fire season.Fire information officer Kevin Turcott says total suppression costs to date amount to almost $548 million.He says that’s nearly nine times the original budget of $63 million and far above the $382 million spent in 2009, which officials say was the previous highest cost.Hundreds of wildfires have been recorded in the province since April 1 as B.C. endured its worst-ever fire season.Several fires continue to burn, including six in the southeastern B.C.More than 45,000 people were forced from their homes at the height of the fire season.Turcott says the fires scorched just over 12,000 square kilometres of timber, bush and grassland. (CHNL)last_img read more

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  • Federal government to buy two more Arctic ships from Irving to prevent

    first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government is buying two more Arctic patrol ships on top of the six it has already ordered from Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding.However, unlike the first six, which are being built for the navy at a total cost of $3.5 billion, a government source tells The Canadian Press that the seventh and eighth will be built for the Canadian Coast Guard.According to the source, who was not authorized to comment publicly, the move is intended to address the Canadian Coast Guard’s desperate need for new ships as its current fleet is extremely old, which has affected its ability to do its job.That includes everything from search-and-rescue operations and resupplying Arctic communities, to clearing ice for ferries in the St. Lawrence River and Atlantic region.The source says it’s also to address the threat of layoffs, which Irving has long warned will happen unless the government fills a gap between when the last Arctic patrol ship is finished and construction on the navy’s new $60-billion warship fleet.The government sought to address that gap in November when it ordered the sixth Arctic vessel for the navy and agreed to slow production on the fleet, at a total cost of $800 million.Half of that cost was for the ship and the other half was to stretch out the work at Irving.But federal bureaucrats and Irving both warned at that time more would need to be done as even with those measures, Irving was facing an 18-to-24-month gap — during which time it said it would need to lay off workers. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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  • MIKE MYERS SURPRISES CONCERTGOERS WITH AUSTIN POWERS PERSONA

    first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook TORONTO — It was a veritable smorgasbord of Canadiana as comedian Mike Myers surprised Los Angeles concertgoers by slipping into his Austin Powers persona.The Scarborough, Ont.-native jumped onto stage on Sunday night during a set by Crowded House frontman Neil Finn and his son Liam. The backing band included British Columbia native Mac DeMarco.Myers, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with “Canada,” performed a rendition of “BBC,” a song made famous in his 1997 film “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.” Login/Register With: Clips were posted on the Instagram page for Largo, the club which hosted the concert, with a message saying the performance “brought the house down.” Myers has been stepping back into his comedy persona more frequently in recent months.He played Austin Powers’ arch-nemesis Dr. Evil on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show, and showed up on Jimmy Kimmel as Donald Trump’s personal physician Harold Bornstein. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Mike Myers, Mac DeMarco Credit: Getty Twitterlast_img read more

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  • Women journey to site of controversial project in Labrador

    first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of women from Labrador and Nova Scotia are walking to a controversial project in Labrador.The Muskrat Falls project, the largest construction project in Atlantic Canada, will cost billions of dollars to build and employ thousands of people.But some are expressing concern about the project’s impact on the lives of Indigenous people living along the east coast.As APTN’s Ossie Michelin tells us, the women want to see the project for themselves.last_img

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  • National billboard art project showcasing Indigenous resilience

    first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsA new art exhibition is hitting the road and showcasing works from 50 contemporary Indigenous women artists across Canada.But instead of housing the pieces in a gallery space, the artwork will be displayed on approximately 170 billboards from coast to coast this summer.Resilience features artwork from some of the country’s most recognized female artists including Christi Belcourt, KC Adams and Annie Pootoogook.“It’s a celebration and affirmation of the vitality, complexity and diversity of Indigenous women’s art,” curator Lee-Ann Martin told APTN News at the launch for the exhibit.The project was started as a response to one of the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. According to the exhibit’s website, Resilience answers the call to support, “collaborations among Aboriginal peoples and the arts community to develop a reconciliation framework for Canadian heritage and commemoration.”Martin says she chose pieces which illustrated the complex relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada.“It was important to me that the exhibition have a balance between celebrating our Indigenous culture, the history and contemporary realities,” said Martin. “[While] critiquing the history, the colonial history and also the ongoing devastation in the communities by the government and corporate interests.”A piece from the Resilience art exhibition.One of those pieces is from Cree and Ojibway artist KC Adam’s Perceptions series, which was originally displayed in Winnipeg four years ago. In it Adams tackles stereotypes and racism by letting subjects label themselves.“I feel like we’re going through a renaissance period of creativity with our expressions, our storytelling [and] sharing our voices,” said Adams.“It goes beyond victimhood.”In the past women have been viewed only as victims, but Resilience is changing that, adds Adams.“The great thing about women in the community is that it seems like we’re the ones leading the way,” she said.“Having these billboards accessible to not just to our community, but the entire Canadian community is absolutely incredible because they are going to see our perspective.”A drawing of a “Warrior Woman,” a photograph of water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline and a painting depicting “Mother Earth” are some of the pieces included in the exhibition.“The last thing in the world that we all wanted to see was the notion of victimization for the women,” said Martin. “It was like no we are strong, we’ve endured, we are adaptable and we are resilient going into the future.”The project is produced by Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), a small Winnipeg-based art centre.The artwork will be placed on billboards along roads in major cities and reserves, including the 700 km Highway of Tears in British Columbia.“We kind of pieced it together so that the works would be seen by as many people as possible, the works would also be seen by as many Indigenous people as possible and the works would be placed in such a way it would be resonate with the home communities of the artist,” said Shawna Dempsey, co-director of MAWA.A piece from the Resilience art exhibition.For billboard locations across Canada visit https://resilienceproject.ca/en/  bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more

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  • UN officials stress need to curb portable missiles other light arms used

    As Member States meet at UN Headquarters in New York on the Implementation of the 2001 Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons, speaker after speaker has stressed the need for stronger action at the international level, with many voicing concerns about the links between the illicit arms trade, terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking.Concerted efforts and responsible policies on the part of all governments are needed to control so-called Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS), including shoulder-launched and other portable missiles, which have been deployed against civil aircraft in more than 40 incidents over the past three decades, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) legal officer Jiefang Huang said.The ICAO has been developing standards and recommending practices and procedures that would incorporate preventive measures on the ground, he told yesterday’s session of the meeting. The agency is urging all contracting States to strictly control the import, export, transfer and storage of these weapons and to ensure the destruction of non-authorized MANPADS in their territories.UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative Hazel De Wet said small arms and light weapons were killing thousands and injuring millions every year. Their widespread use and misuse ignited and fuelled conflicts, causing massive population displacement and destabilizing regions all over the world.The effectiveness of all efforts to combat the proliferation of illicit arms will remain minimal unless the causes of small arms violence are properly addressed and all aspects of the Programme of Action are implemented at each level, national, regional and global, she said.David Meddings of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention said the way forward should be broadened to address the demand for small arms. Social investments could lead to measurable reduction in violence, he said.UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) representative Patricia Lewis said evidence-based research enabled States and civil society to increase the efficacy of their work in implementing the Programme of Action. Research that ascertained the needs and concerns of affected States and local communities is vital for effective policy-making, decision-making and donor collaboration, she added.The Director of the UN Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA), Hannelore Hoppe, said capacity-building for affected countries was essential for eliminating that traffic but the challenge was enormous. read more

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  • UN rights office calls on Turkish government to ensure freedom of assembly

    “We are concerned about reports of excessive use of force by law enforcement officers against protestors who initially gathered to express their dissatisfaction with the redevelopment of the historic Taksim square – an important venue for political protests – and Gezi Park, and against others who joined demonstrations to support them throughout Turkey,” the spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Cécile Pouilly, told reporters in Geneva.Since the protests began on Friday in Istanbul before spreading to Ankara, the capital, a high number of people have reportedly been arrested and hundreds have been injured throughout Turkey. Riot police also used tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons against peaceful protesters, which prompted attacks on authorities. Government officials later conceded that a disproportionate amount of force was used during the demonstrations.“We welcome the acknowledgment on the part of authorities that disproportionate force may have been used and their call for an investigation of law enforcement officers who are alleged to have broken the law and violated international human rights standards,” Ms. Pouilly said. “Such investigations should be prompt, thorough, independent and impartial, and perpetrators should be brought to justice.”Ms. Pouilly stressed that all those injured must have prompt access to medical care, and human rights safeguards must be upheld to avoid unlawful or arbitrary detentions. “We call on the Government of Turkey to ensure that the right to freedom of peaceful assembly is fully respected and urge protestors to ensure that demonstrations remain peaceful,” she said. “We encourage the authorities to enter into a genuine dialogue with the civil society, including neighbourhood associations, on the urban projects in the Taksim square and Gezi Park.” read more

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  • Tackle tsunami of hatred across the world urges Guterres to counter antiSemitism

    The UN chief was speaking at an event organized by the President of the General Assembly in New York on the Challenges of Teaching Tolerance and Respect in the Digital Age. “What is frightening now is that it is no longer confined to extremist groups” but has become “part of a broader surge in intolerance, racism and xenophobia mainstreamed”, she lamented. Ms. Espinosa recalled that the Assembly had met several times already this year to “discuss hate speech, nationalist populism and supremacist ideologies, and attacks against Muslims and Christians, as well as Jews; against people of all faiths and none”.“We must redouble our efforts to ensure that…the seeds of hate do not find fertile ground”, she stated, encouraging education to address intolerance and combat falsehood and disinformation. But, she underscored, “we must not see education as a vaccination that gives you immunity for life”, saying that it is part of an equation that also includes changing mindsets, standing up for values and “taking a stand against intolerance”.“And we must also extend our vigilance to the internet and social media”, Ms. Espinosa continued, calling them “powerful tools” that can be used to “spread hatred and distort reality”. Watch the UN’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, talk about hate speech: Combating Antisemitism and OtherForms of Racism and Hate, by UN Photo/Manuel EliasHe told those gathered he had recently viewed an exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage called “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away”.“It is an apt title”, said the UN chief, noting that the Holocaust was “indeed not long ago – only as far back as a single average human lifespan”, and certainly “not far away – it happened at the heart of Europe, and it remains at the centre of our awareness as we fight anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance today”.Mr. Guterres recounted a study that revealed a 13 per cent rise in violent anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, compared to the year before, and observed that attacks on synagogues, graveyards and individuals in the United States, Europe and elsewhere, “continue to make many Jews feel insecure”.Pointing to assaults on synagogues, massacres at mosques and bombings at churches he maintained that “this age-old hatred is showing grim staying power”.And refugees and migrants continue to face hostility as “white supremacists and neo-Nazis are emboldened by elections showing the appeal of their racist messages”, continued the UN chief, flagging that in today’s digital realm, “we have new vectors of venom, algorithms that accelerate the spread of bigotry, and new platforms where far-flung extremists can find each other and spur each other on”.An acute momentWhile the UN “fights these ills as a matter of our very identity, founded as we were in response to genocide”, he acknowledged that “today we have reached an acute moment in this struggle”.Mr. Guterres spoke of the recently launched UN system-wide strategy to combat hate speech, which “if left unopposed can erode democratic values, social stability and peace”. We need to treat hate speech as we treat every malicious act: By condemning it and refusing to amplify it – UN chief“We need to treat hate speech as we treat every malicious act: By condemning it and refusing to amplify it” to incite discrimination, hostility and violence, he spelled out.The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations is also finalizing an Action Plan on what more the Organization can do to support the safety and sanctity of religious sites.“Our efforts need to step up most urgently in the digital space, where hatred is thriving”, he underscored, watchful that social media “provides a conduit for hatred on an enormous scale, with virtually no cost and no accountability, making them particularly appealing to those with evil intent”.Moreover, it is being used to “polarize societies and demonize people, often targeting women, minorities and the most vulnerable”. On remedying the situation, he signaled that a new report of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation urges social media to respond to concerns about the “growing threat to safety and human rights”, and that the Christchurch Call spurs governments and technology companies to tackle online extremism. Mr. Guterres pushed for an investment in social cohesion so all of society “can feel that their identities are respected and that they have a stake in the future”, saying that UN offers a platform to discuss the way forward.Staring into gun barrel, Rabbi recounts hate attackOne rabbi from California drove home the brutal impact of the hate permeating societies globally, recounting how a gunman appeared in his synagogue in late April. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein described how the attacker fired on his congregation inside the Chabad of Poway, near San Diego, killing one woman and injuring three others before fleeing the scene and being apprehended two miles away. With his own hands still heavily bandaged from being shot during the attack, the rabbi spoke passionately from the General Assembly podium about how that day he stood in the lobby about to read a prayer to memorialize the last day of Passover when he suddenly heard “the thundering sound of gunshots”.“I saw in the lobby of our synagogue, a house of worship, a home where children come to celebrate…this terrorist standing in the lobby, holding an AR-15 and I am looking down the barrel of it”, he recounted.“I turned around to grab the children” he continued, “and the terrorist takes aim and shoots at me, blowing off my fingers”.The Rabbi managed to pull the children to safety, including his four-year-old-granddaughter, who cried “why are you bleeding?”.When he returned to find that the terrorist had been pushed out, the Rabbi stood on a chair, and pronounced: “God has spared us. Do not let this moment define us. It will not consume us”. He emphasized at Wednesday’s event that each of us have to be seen as human beings, “not by our colour of our skin, not by our language, we are all children of God”.Hateful attacks: ‘No surprise’In her opening statement General Assembly President María Espinosa said it had been a year of “despicable” attacks based on hatred, noting that “sadly, they come as no surprise”. read more

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  • Nigella Lawsons portrait replaces Oxford dons amid universitywide drive to end monopoly

    first_imgPakistani former premier Benazir Bhutto Nigella Lawson’s portrait has replaced Oxford dons amid a university-wide drive to end the “monopoly of men”.  The celebrity chef’s picture is being showcased at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) alongside other eminent alumni of the college, including Benazir Bhutto, the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the former director general of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller.Dame Margaret Turner Warwick, the first female president of the Royal College of Physicians, and the author Diana Athill are also among the new portraits now hanging in LMH’s Deneke Corridor.A selection of the College’s tutors, principals and professors which were previously hung there have now been moved to Talbot Hall.“Some colleges have got fed up with portraits of distinguished old blokes,” said LMH’s Principal Alan Rusbridger.“They have taken them off the walls and replace them with women. But women’s colleges don’t have that problem.“The corridor before had lots of pictures of very distinguished tutors, we found another place we can hang them.”He said many colleges – at Cambridge as well as Oxford – are “embarrassed” by the “monopoly of portraits of men” adorning their walls. Oxford University has previously launched a Diversifying Portraiture project in to replace pictures of famous men with gay, female and black icons to counter its  ‘male, pale and stale’ image.The university commissioned dozens of new, with staff and students asked to nominate ‘suitable subjects’ which include “people with disabilities, people from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, and people from LGBTQ+ communities”.Separately, individual colleges have launched their own initiatives. To celebrate 40 years of admitting female students, Hertford College,Oxford adorned its dining hall with portraits of women. Meanwhile, Trinity College, Oxford also commissioned a portrait exhibition titled “Feminae Trinitatis”.Dame Hilary Boulding, the president of Trinity College, said: “No one should take it personally if their portrait disappears. This  was an initiative of our MCR [Middle Common Room] who decided it would be nice to be able to celebrate some of our women graduates.  They have a real raft of women, most are graduates, a couple are our current fellows.” Founded in 1878 as Oxford’s first women-only College, LMH began admitting men in 1979.center_img Pakistani former premier Benazir Bhutto 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.last_img read more

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  • Brides and grooms are still getting older but only in opposite sex

    first_img Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 2:01 PM By Rónán Duffy Brides and grooms are still getting older (but only in opposite sex marriages) Same sex marriages still happen at a later age, but this is changing. Image: Shutterstock 18 Comments 15,725 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Source: CSO.ieThe CSO figures also looked at marriage ceremonies and the decline in religious ceremonies, where Catholic ceremonies have slipped below 50% for the first time.Stats for 2018 showed that 49.2% of weddings were Catholic marriage ceremonies, down from 50.9% in 2017, 53.7% in 2016 and 56.7% in 2015. Over 96.2% of couples married in 1980 were in Catholic ceremonies. Despite the decline, Catholic ceremonies remain by far the most popular marriage ceremonies in the State, with civil marriages the next most popular at 29.8%. Alternatives to religious ceremonies are increasing across a number of categories, with civil and humanist ceremonies both observing increases.Religious ceremonies still represent the majority of marriage ceremonies however at 61.2% of all marriages, down from 63% last year. Image: Shutterstock SAME-SEX COUPLES are getting married at a younger age each year on average but are still older when getting married compared to opposite sex couples.CSO figures for 2018 show that the average age of a groom in an opposite-sex marriage is now 36.4 years compared to 36.1 years in 2017. That translates to grooms being an average of about four months older than last year. Brides in an opposite-sex couple now marry at an average age of 34.4 years compared to 34.1 years last year. This also about four months older than last year. In same-sex marriages, partners are generally older when they marry but this is getting younger on average. Men in same-sex marriages are 40.1 years on average while women are 38.7.Last year the average was 40.3 years for men and 40.5 years for women.This means that women in same-sex marriages were almost two years younger on average in 2018 compared to 2017. Apr 10th 2019, 2:01 PM https://jrnl.ie/4585280 Share35 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

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  • Stournaras discusses nine issues with troika

    first_imgThe first meeting between the heads of the representation of Greece’s creditors in Athens and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras this month took place on Sunday in a good climate, according to sources, without any serious disagreements and with nine main issues on the table.According to a top Finance Ministry official, the discussion that lasted for about four hours came to no decisions as the representatives of the country’s international creditors did not have a full picture of the situation.In the absence of the head of the International Monetary Fund’s mission to Athens, Poul Thomsen, the Fund was represented by Mark Flanagan and Bob Traa, who sat by Matthias Mors of the European Commission and Klaus Masuch from the European Central Bank.The discussion concerned estimates on the course of this year’s budget, the course of Greece’s macroeconomics for 2013, growth and unemployment, structural changes such as the opening-up of closed-shop professions, the optimum use of some 60,000 ministry employees, tax administration, privatizations, the recapitalization of banks, and the measures that have failed to improve state revenues, with the government asking for changes to the value-added tax on food catering and to the special consumption tax on fuel.The issue of public sector layoffs was not discussed, but will form a key part of the meeting the foreign representatives will have on Monday with Interior Minister Antonis Manitakis.They will meet with Stournaras again on Wednesday, as the Greek Finance Minister will be in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday for the Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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  • Report Roma still waiting for Alisson offers

    first_imgReports coming in suggest that the Italian football club Roma are yet to receive any official offers for Alisson Becker even after reports of interest from Chelsea and Liverpool were reported.For some time now, there have been reports that talks are ongoing for the Brazilian goalkeeper for a big move this summer, after impressing for the Giallorossi last season.However, Sky Italia via Football Italia claims sporting director Monchi has denied every report concerning offers saying they are yet to receive. On the other hand, Il Tempo reports that Liverpool are in pole position ahead of Chelsea as Real Madrid pulls out of the chase to secure the goalkeeper.It also appears like Alisson had found a deal with the Spanish club, so he could well stay in Rome if he can’t go to the Bernabeu.Alisson began his career at Internacional, where he made over 100 appearances and won the Campeonato Gaúcho in each of his four seasons at the club. In 2016, he completed a €7.5 million transfer to Roma where he initially served as understudy to Wojciech Szczęsny before breaking into the starting line-up.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Alisson represented Brazil at various youth levels before making his senior international debut in 2015 whereafter he represented the nation at the Copa América Centenario in 2016. According to @DiMarzio, Alisson’s agent will talk to Roma tomorrow. They’re waiting for an official offer which is expected to arrive from England. Either from Liverpool or Chelsea.— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) July 16, 2018last_img read more

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  • Stevenson teacher returns to classroom after bullying investigation

    first_imgA Stevenson High School science teacher whose firing-squad-style disciplinary method came to light last week will keep her job.The district announced on Thursday that a third-party investigation into Kemberly Patteson, 41, has come to an end. Patteson came under scrutiny after a parent filed a formal complaint against her last week.Her disciplinary method involved a “Wheel of Misfortune,” as described by a statement from the district. For “low-level misconduct” in the classroom, Patteson’s students could spin the wheel to see what their punishment would be.Some of the choices included: failing an upcoming exam, buying Patteson a bottle of water, passing the punishment on to a classmate and lining up for a firing squad of rubber “Koosh” balls. In that punishment, students took turns throwing the balls at their classmates; afterward, Patteson would get the last throw, said Wendy Zapfe, the parent who filed the complaint. After student cellphone videos of two of the incidents surfaced last week, the Stevenson-Carson School District put Patteson on administrative leave. The videos showed two students shielding their faces behind textbooks as their classmates lined up to get a throw in.The wheel has been removed from the class, and the investigator recommended letting Patteson come back to work Thursday morning, the district said.The investigation boiled down to interviews with students, staff and Patteson, the district said. It concluded that the wheel was a well-intentioned but misguided disciplinary tool, and that safeguards should be put in place to maintain an appropriate classroom environment.last_img read more

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  • From Event to Content

    first_img“Now, we want it to be a year-round destination; it won’t be just Design West, as it will become UBM Design,” says Linda Uslaner, marketing director of events with UBM Electronics. “People will be able to look back at Design West, or navigate towards our upcoming event, Design East in September in Boston. It is an on-demand content environment.”This year’s Design West event encompassed seven summits under one umbrella, so attending engineers were able to take advantage of learning in Android technology, imbedded security and design, medical technology and censors and design. Uslaner says, “We took the expo and added zones to the floor that corresponded with topics in the conference in order to make it a holistic experience. We then did the same on our website.”Design West’s website launched in November 2011. The Electronics team worked with McClenahanBruer Communications, Reaction Stream and UBM Studios to launch the site from scratch. “We wanted to increase the amount of interaction that people had on the site, as well as what they do before, during and after the conference,” Uslaner tells FOLIO:. Despite the enormous amount of preparation that accompanies a large event or conference, after it transpires, there is often little left to remember it by. UBM Electronics is aiming to change that with its Design West website. The site was originally positioned as a destination for Design West attendees, UBM Electronics’ largest U.S. conference, which took place from March 26 to 29 in San Jose, California. Design On Demand is a large portion of Design West’s content offerings. Conference attendees are able to access presentations, white papers and video from the event. There is a vault for older archived materials, as well as a video vault. Before the conference, attendees were able to log in, add papers to their virtual briefcase and schedule classes. The scheduling option is now disabled, but the filing system is still available. The “topic zone,” a section dedicated to technology questions, classes and speakers, is still running on the site as well [pictured, right].The personalization aspect of UBM Design is of particular importance to Uslaner and her team. Users are able to integrate their Linkedin profiles, and the personalization push will continue as the site rolls over to its year-long format in upcoming weeks. “Our goal is to be able do more recommendations: ‘if you like this, here’s more content that’s similar,’ and serve it up to readers,” says Uslaner. “We’ll eventually have the capability to recommend content from other events and sites as well.”Conference attendees are able to access the content for free, and some keynote presentations remain in front of the paywall. However, access to non-attendees will run from $200 to $400. Some conference sponsors are remaining on as advertisers for the website.So far, over 12,000 white papers have been downloaded from Design West, with about 445,000 page views since its launch.last_img read more

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  • Hippi full movie leaked online Free download to affect box office collection

    first_imgKarthikeya and Digangana in HippiThe full movie of TN Krishna’s Hippi starring Karthikeya and Digangana was allegedly leaked on torrent sites of its opening day. Its free download is likely to take a toll on its collection at the box office.Hippi has become the victim of piracy, even before its afternoon show on the first day completed. A notorious gang allegedly recorded the full movie during its screening in cinema halls and released it on its website, which offers seven prints of the full movie ranging between 2.1 GB and 200 MB for free download.Hippi is a romantic comedy movie, which is about Devadas (Karthikeya), who is in a relationship with Sneha, but falls for her close friend Amuktamalyada (Digangana), He breaks up with Sneha in a bid to have a live-in relationship with Amuktamalyada. What happens next forms the crux of the story. Karthikeya and Digangana in HippiTwitterHippi has been written and directed by TN Krishna and produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu under his production banner V Creations. Karthikeya Reddy Gummakonda and Digangana Suryavanshi have played the lead roles, while JD Chakravarthy, MD ASIF, Jazba Singh, Vennela Kishore and Shraddha Das appeared in other important roles of the movie.Hippi is a small budget movie, as it features less popular actors. But the makers have spent generously on its production and promotion. Its promos had grabbed many eyeballs and generated a lot of curiosity about the film before its release. But the movie has received a mixed response from the audience and critics. Karthikeya and Digangana in HippiTwitterHowever, Hippi is clashing with the Telugu version of Salman Khan’s Bharat, Seven and Killer at the box office. This clash coupled with the mixed talk might take a toll on its collection at the box office. The filmgoers, who can’t afford time and money for all these films, may opt to download its pirated copy. Thus, full movie download will dig a hole in the pockets of its distributors.We at International Business Times, India, are strictly against piracy of any film and we condemn people who support it. We always stand by the film industry which has suffered huge losses due to piracy. We also request you to join us in the fight against piracy.Say no to piracy and encourage filmmakers by watching films in cinema halls.last_img read more

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