Rape case filed against Arunachal BJP MLA

first_imgAn Arunachal Pradesh government employee has filed an FIR against a BJP MLA of the State for allegedly raping her on October 12.Goruk Pordung representing the Bameng Assembly constituency has denied the charge and said it is a bid to malign his image.The case was registered at the women’s police station in Itanagar on Monday, about 24 hours after it was filed.In her complaint, the woman said the MLA had called her to a hotel in Itanagar between 8 and 9 p.m. on Saturday for discussing some issues related to the Bameng Primary Health Centre in East Kameng district.She said she thought there would be other staff in the hotel room for a purportedly official meeting. “But, I was shocked to see him alone inside the room. Though I was scared to get inside, he called me in and offered a glass of wine. I refused to drink the same, but he forced me to have it and locked the door,” the FIR read.She said the MLA physically-abused and raped her, and threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone.Capital Complex SP Tumme Amo confirmed the registration of the case.last_img read more

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Sport officials set aside differences as pep rally kicks off countdown to SEA Games

first_img(From left-right) POC board member Jonne Go, chef de mission Monsour del Rosario, Mike Barredo of Philspada, Phisgoc chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and PSC chairman Butch Ramirez. Photo by June NavarroMANILA, Philippines–All it took was one big gathering of athletes designed to reclaim the overall title in the coming Southeast Asian Games for the country’s top sports officials to set their differences aside.In a genuine show of solidarity, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission joined hands with the Philippine Olympic Committee on Tuesday night during the GoPilipinasGo pep rally.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Phisgoc chair Alan Peter Cayetano attended the rare assembly of over 1,300 national athletes and coaches from various sports at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Field and rallied them to aim for no less than the overall championship in the SEA Games. “We have two objectives. No. 1 is we need to win and we know that we have to work harder to give you whatever you need in training and competition,’’ Cayetano told the athletes.“Secondly, we want the 10 other countries to say na iba talaga mag-host ang Pinoy,’’ added the former senator and foreign affairs secretary.The Philippines will host the biennial sportsfest for the fourth time on Nov. 30-Dec. 11 with the triumvirate of the PSC, POC and Phisgoc expected to fuel the success of the Games. Filipino athletes secured the SEAG overall title for the first time when the country played host in 2005.Olympic taekwondo bronze medalist Stephen Fernandez represents standouts of the “Miracle of 91” 1991 SEA Games pic.twitter.com/dkpdyRHG8d— gopilipinasgo (@gopilipinasgo) March 26, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony LATEST STORIES Team Lakay arrives in Tokyo as ONE: A New Era fight week kicks off Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayateno was joined by PSC chair Butch Ramirez, POC board member Jonne Go, chef de mission Monsour del Rosario and Philspada chief Mike Barredo on stage and released white doves in a symbolic gesture of unity.“It’s a humbling experience for myself, for chairman Butch, and for everyone here on stage because you the athletes continue to teach us a lot,” said Cayetano.“It’s easy to say win as one, but there’s a lot of hard work that we should put into winning as one,’’ added Cayetano.Hall of Famer Bong Coo of bowling, Olympic bronze medalist Stephen Fernandez of taekwondo and Asian Games champion Willy Wang of wushu provided inspiration and words of wisdom for the athletes to keep in mind in their quest for excellence and victory.Bowling Hall of Famer Bong Coo cheers for Team Philippines #ISupportTeamPhilippines30thSEAGames #GoPilipinasGo pic.twitter.com/gzPUYBZm1c— gopilipinasgo (@gopilipinasgo) March 26, 2019Athletes Commission chairman Nikko Huelgas, a back-to-back SEAG gold medalist in men’s triathlon and Olympic weightlifting silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz also pushed their fellow athletes to do their best, both in training and in competition.center_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, now training in China, gives her message #ISupportTeamPhilippines30thSEAGames #GoPilipinasGo pic.twitter.com/MV46cRBmw2— gopilipinasgo (@gopilipinasgo) March 26, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View commentslast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2018: Day 8 results: Serena and Angelique Kerber advance to Semis

first_imgWomen’s Singles(25) Serena Williams def. Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4(13) Julia Goerges def. (20) Kiki Bertens 3-6, 7-5, 6-1(12) Jelena Ostapenko def. Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4(11) Angelique Kerber def. (14) Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5Read Also:-Wimbledon 2018: Day 7 results: Federer, Serena and Nadal- all star on Manic MondayWimbledon 2018: Day 5: Federer, Serena move forward as Venus Williams is eliminated. Advertisement AdvertisementThe Women’s Quarter Finals was the major thing which took the spotlight at Wimbledon on Tuesday. In it, Serena Williams was the most notable to move into Semis after winning against Camila Giorgi. She lost her first set to Camila but eventually came back to win 3-6 6-3 6-4.This will be Williams’ 11th Semi-Final and the race towards her 8th Championship. She will meet Julia Goerges in the Semi-final. On the other side of the bracket, No. 11 Angelique Kerber and No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko are all set for a semifinal matchup after straight-set victories on Tuesday.Men’s Singles(5) Juan Martin Del Potro def. Gilles Simon 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5)last_img read more

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Virat Kohli is yet to hit the peak, says Ravi Shastri

first_imgRavi Shastri, who closely watched Virat Kohli during his 18-month stint as team director, feels the Indian Test captain is yet to hit the peak.”An international batsman’s peak time is between 28 and 32 and he is just going up. He will achieve much more as the peak is yet to come,” Shastri said. (Virat Kohli inspiring and very well brought up: Mr Nags)The former India captain refused to join the debate on whether Kohli should be made the captain in limited-overs cricket too.”Eventually, he will captain India across all formats. He is only 27 now so he has plenty of time,” he said. (Full IPL Coverage)’KOHLI’S TEST TONS DOWN UNDER UNBEATABLE’He has seen Kohli evolve as India’s premier batsman during his tenure as director of India and for Shastri, the four centuries in Australia will remain a pinnacle of glory for the immensely talented batsman.”Four centuries in four Tests in Australia. You can’t beat that. He has been brilliant in IPL. Four centuries and nearly 1000 runs in IPL is fantastic but nothing can beat four Test hundreds Down Under,” Shastri said.MOST MEMORABLE PHASEShastri considers his time spent with Indian cricket team “most cherished and memorable phase” of his life.”I have no doubt in my mind that these are the best 18 months that I have spent during my association with Indian cricket as a player and then as a Team Director. It has been the most memorable phase of my life if I just look back at what we achieved as a team during this phase. Credit to the boys for making it special,” Shastri told PTI when asked about his stint with the Indian team.advertisementAsked if he would apply for the chief coach’s post for which BCCI will be advertising, Shastri gave a typical tongue-in-cheek reply.”I will only apply for accreditation of the IPL final,” Shastri quipped.FOND MEMORIESShastri took over as the Team Director after India’s 1-3 Test series defeat against England in August 2014 and was there till the end of ICC World T20, earlier this year.”Yes, I have had success as a player. I fondly remember 1985 World Championship of Cricket, 1983 World Cup and proud of those but this phase as the Team Director was special. Look at some of the performances during this phase.”We beat England in England in ODIs. (For the) first time a team whitewashed Australia in any format (3-0 in T20s) Down Under, winning a Test series in Sri Lanka after 22 years, beating South Africa in a Test series at home after a decade.”When you take over, you set the bar high but you do not know as to what all you can achieve,” Shastri said.NO COMPARISONS, PLEASESo what has been the most special out of these bilateral series wins? Is it the Sri Lanka Test series or the 3-0 T20 series win in Australia?, Shastri said: “That’s for you people to decide as I would not like to get into comparisons.”Asked if he spoke to the BCCI officials and gave the roadmap ahead for this young Indian team, Shastri gave a very open-ended reply: “I have spoken to them long back. I have given them my feedback. Beyond that, I won’t say anything.”TALENTED CROP OF PLAYERSAsked who have been the most improved players during his tenure with the Indian team, Shastri said: “I believe all of them made improvements but Ajinkya (Rahane), Shikhar (Dhawan) and (Ravi) Ashwin are the three names that I can tell you.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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INDIANMOTORCYCLE 2 LT(DCM35)

first_imgThe market is led by American Harley Davidson withThe market is led by American Harley Davidson with close to 5,000 units, followed by the Italian brands Benelli (over 2,400 units) and Ducati (600 units) and Japanese Kawasaki selling over 100 units a year.Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha from Japan are also present apart from BMW Motorrad, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia Piaggio, Hyosung of Korea and Regal Raptor from China and KTM among others.On dealership expansion, Dubey said out of the six targeted for this year, two will be ready by July in Chandigarh and by September in Kochi.The remaining four will come up before December in Pune, Kolkata, Indore and Goa.Its existing showrooms are in Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.The 1,000-unit per annum domestic super premium bikes market is dominated by the American Harley Davidson, the Japanese Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and also the European brand Triumph.But a few months ago, the worlds costliest bike brand MV Augusta from Italy has also entered the market through a tie-up with Firodia family of Pune.Indian Motorcycle is the oldest American brand of motorcycles originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Massachusetts.It was founded by Oscar Hedstrom as Hendee Manufacturing Co and went belly up in 1953.In 1928, it was renamed as Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company. In 2011, the American all-terrain off-roaders and leisure vehicles maker Polaris Industries bought Indian Motorcycle and shifted operations to Spirit Lake, Iowa from North Carolina.Polaris is the leader in off-road and all-terrain vehicles (for recreational and utility purposes), snowmobiles, motorcycles and electric-powered vehicles) in the country, serving the Army, BSF, ITBP and many state police forces since the past four decades.advertisementDubey was in the city to launch the 54th Polaris Experience Zone, which aims at serving adventure and motorsports enthusiasts better by offering them the thrill of riding the power sport vehicles. PTI BEN NRB SRK ABM BASlast_img read more

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One More for Dorian

first_imgzoom New York Stock Exchange-listed Dorian LPG Ltd., an owner and operator of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), has taken delivery of the ECO VLGC “Corsair” from Hyundai Heavy Industries.The “Corsair” will initially trade in the spot market and is the second newbuilding to be delivered to the company this year.Dorian LPG currently owns and operates five VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel. In addition, Dorian LPG has 17 ECO VLGC newbuildings under construction. Press Release; September 29, 2014last_img read more

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Annie Lennox Joins Mothers Day Walk In London

first_imgDr Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline, Annie Lennox and Bianca Jagger led a mass walk through London on Sunday 6 March, ahead of International Women’s Day.Annie and Sister Sledge on the Care International Walk In Her Shoes MarchThey were joined by crowds of supporters as they walked in solidarity with women and girls worldwide who endure inequality and injustice. The annual event launched CARE International’s nationwide campaign, Walk In Her Shoes.Supporters spent an unforgettable Mother’s Day walking alongside a star line-up of outspoken feminists, including celebrities such as ‘Suffragette’ actress Romola Garai, director Sarah Gavron, comedian Bridget Christie and activists from around the world. They were joined by London’s very own 21st century ‘Olympic Suffragettes’, who walked in traditional Edwardian costume to highlight the fact that the Suffragettes’ goal of equal rights remains unrealised.“In 2016 there are 757 million adults who cannot read or write a sentence – 2 out of 3 of these are women,” said Annie Lennox. “Globally the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age is HIV/AIDS. Women around the world aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria.“Whether the issues are education, health care or security – disempowered women and girls around the world face unimaginable challenges. There is still so much more to be done in terms of creating transformative change towards a fairer and more equitable world. That is why I’m joining the Walk In Her shoes, in solidarity with women and girls worldwide who bear the brunt of the burden of poverty.”The Mother’s Day walk in London is the start of a nationwide Walk In Her Shoes campaign, which encourages people in the UK to raise money for CARE by walking 10,000 steps a day for one week in March. The charity’s work includes providing clean water sources in poor communities, allowing girls and women more time to go to school or work instead of walking miles each day to collect water.last_img read more

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Darfur joint UN African envoy meets with local authorities on security

The Joint Special Representative Rodolphe Adada expressed appreciation for the good relationship between the hybrid AU-UN peacekeeping mission, known as UNAMID, and the State Governments and reiterated the mission’s commitment to fulfil its mandate of protecting civilians, in meetings with the Deputy Governor of South Darfur, as well as the Deputy Governor of West Darfur.He expressed appreciation for the good relationship between UNAMID and the State Governments and reiterated the peacekeeping operation’s commitment to fulfil its mandate of protecting civilians, said a UN spokesperson. In a related development UNAMID reported today that the remainder of the Egyptian infantry battalion, consisting of 93 peacekeepers, started arriving at its base in El Fasher, North Darfur. A second group, also consisting of 93 peacekeepers, is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, bringing the battalion’s strength to 850, with the Egyptian contribution to the Mission at 1,588, and a total UNAMID military force of 12,937. The force was set up by the Security Council to protect civilians in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million have been forced from their homes since fighting erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen. One year from the transfer of responsibility to UNAMID from the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS), over 60 per cent of the 19,555 military personnel authorized by the Security Council are now in place.In other news, UNAMID today received information that armed militiamen opened fire in a market in El Fasher. The cause of the shooting is still unknown and UNAMID security is investigating the incident. 2 March 2009The joint Darfur envoy of the United Nations and the African Union (AU) today travelled to Nyala, South Darfur, and El Geneina, West Darfur, to discuss security problems with local authorities of the strife-torn region of Sudan. read more

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Canada steadily losing competitive edge

Too often, Canada fails to commercialize its good ideas into marketable products and services or capture the value from growthOTTAWA — Canada’s economic competitiveness on the world stage is being pulled down by — among other things — government handling of the innovation file, says an annual report from the World Economic Forum.Canada slipped two notches to 14th place in the forum’s ranking of global economic competitiveness, released Wednesday.While the survey finds Canada benefits from highly efficient markets and excellent infrastructure, it is “being dragged down by a less favourable assessment of the quality of its research institutions and the government’s role in promoting innovation through procurement practices.”The report also notes a “slight” downward trend in Canada’s performance in higher education, “driven by lower university enrollment rates and a decline in the extent to which staff is being trained at the workplace.”The forum ranks a country’s competitiveness according to factors such as the state of its infrastructure and its ability to foster innovation.The Conference Board of Canada, which assisted the forum in the gathering the information, says the country is not “taking full advantage of our strong economic fundamentals.”[np-related]“Too often, Canada fails to commercialize its good ideas into marketable products and services or capture the value from growth,” said board president and CEO Daniel Muzyka.“More needs to be done — all levels of government, all sizes of business, and all types of educational institutions have an important role to play.”The board notes that Canada has dropped five places in the global rankings since 2009. Canada’s banks, however, received top ranking for “soundness” from the World Economic Forum for a fifth consecutive year.“Canadian banks are well-capitalized, well-managed and well-regulated and have remained prudent lenders, and this has been recognized by the World Economic Forum in the rankings,” said Terry Campbell, president of the Canadian Bankers Association.“Our banks are a Canadian success story, serving Canadians well and contributing significantly to the growth of the Canadian economy.”The United States saw its ranking drop two places to seventh this year, even though the world’s largest economy saw its overall competitiveness rise on the back of its status as a global innovation powerhouse.Still, the forum says it found that some aspects of the U.S.’s political environment continue to raise concern among business leaders, “particularly the low public trust in politicians and a perceived lack of government efficiency.”The survey comes just a day before President Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in his bid to defeat Republican candidate Mitt Romney in November’s election.A little over a year ago, the United States lost its triple A credit rating from Standard & Poor’s after a stand-off between Republicans and Democrats over the raising of the debt ceiling stoked fears of a potential debt default.Switzerland tops the overall rankings of 144 economies in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13 for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Singapore.The forum said Switzerland’s standing rests notably on its innovation and labour market efficiency, as well as the sophistication of its business sector.Including Switzerland, six northern European countries make up the Top 10. Others on the leaderboard include Hong Kong and Japan, while central African country Burundi brings up the rear.Though northern European countries have consolidated their positions since the financial crisis of 2008, the survey found that those in southern Europe, such as Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, continue to suffer from a host of economic problems, including poor access to financing and rigid labour markets.Greece is faring worst of Europe’s problem economies and is ranked at 96th.The Canadian Press, with files from The Associated Press read more

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Modi condoles with Sri Lanka sends emergency assistance

He said that India stands resolutely to help the Government and people of Sri Lanka and assistance is being rushed on an emergency basis. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent his condolences over the loss of lives due to inclement weather in Sri Lanka and has ordered urgent assistance to be sent to the country.“Deepest condolences and sympathies at loss of lives in Sri Lanka due to inclement weather, the Prime Minister said. Defence Ministry sources said on Friday that two Naval ships, one Naval Off Shore Patrol (NOPV) INS Sunayna and one survey ship INS Sutlej, are being sent to Colombo from Southern Naval Command in Kochi. “INS Sutlej has already embarked with relief material and INS Sunayana will leave shortly,” sources said.An Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster heavy transport aircraft is being sent from Palam Air Force station in Delhi with medicines, a water purification plant and tents. “The C-17 is scheduled to take-off at 1500 hrs and will halt in Chennai to pick up tents and then proceed to Colombo,” one officer said.Representatives from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Disaster response Force (NDRF) will also be going in the aircraft, officials added. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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US China resume trade talks with scant hopes for progress

SHANGHAI — U.S. and Chinese negotiators have resumed talks aimed at ending a tariff war over trade and technology amid scant expectations for progress.This week’s meeting is the first since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume negotiations that broke down in May.Economists say the truce is fragile and quick breakthroughs are unlikely because the two sides still face the same disagreements, with no indication either government is ready to offer major concessions.The dispute over U.S. complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology has battered exporters on both sides and disrupted trade in goods from soybeans to medical equipment.The Associated Press read more

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Potash oil revenue down but Saskatchewan says it is still in the

REGINA – A drop of more than $400 million in potash and oil revenue has hit Saskatchewan’s bottom line, but the province says it is still in the black.The mid-year financial update released by the government Tuesday forecasts a $12.4 million surplus. It’s a big drop from the spring budget which initially estimated a $95 million surplus.“The decrease in the price of a barrel of oil has been significant. It’s very volatile,” said Saskatchewan Finance Minister Ken Krawetz.“I mean when we see $3 and $4 fluctuations, up and down from day-to-day, no one I think could project that. We don’t know what will be the result. Our projections today, I think, are based on very cautious numbers.”Overall revenue is projected at $11.2 billion — down $51 million from budget. Potash revenue dropped by $239.8 million and oil is down $164.6 million.Krawetz said despite a significant downturn in resource revenue, the budget remains balanced because of growth in other parts of the economy.The mid-year report says individual income tax is up $167.7 million, there is more revenue from a larger than expected crop in 2012 and ministries have been tightening their belts to find $61.2 million in savings.But the province also got a big boost with a one-time, $123 million resource surcharge that came from adopting new federal income tax rules.Krawetz acknowledged the province could have been in trouble without that money.“There would be other things that we would be looking at in terms of expense management, absolutely. That’s the benefit of mid-year projection. We’re able to look at all of the sources that provide additional dollars and we’re able to look at where we can adjust our expenditures,” he said.“In this case, the $123 million is a one-time partnership adjustment and we recognize that and that’s why there will be challenges for the financial planning for 2013-2014 and beyond.”Warren Lovely, with CIBC World Markets, said the update shows Saskatchewan’s economy continues to power ahead.There is pressure on resource revenue, but the real gross domestic product growth outlook is even brighter than in March, he said.“Within Canada, Saskatchewan remains a growth leader. The province now expects real GDP to grow by 3.1 per cent this year, in line with the private sector consensus and up from the 2.8 per cent projection in the March budget,” he wrote.“For the current year, the improved tone to real GDP growth captures sturdy domestic demand. Job creation, population growth, consumer spending and investment activity (both residential and non-residential) remains buoyant, and the province boasts top marks across a host of provincial economic indicators.“Consistent with its relative economic out-performance, Saskatchewan maintains a healthier budgetary position than other provinces,” he added.The budget was also balanced on what is called a summary financial basis, which takes into account all areas of government including Crown corporations.But the Opposition NDP said the budget update is off track.New Democrat Trent Wotherspoon said the resource revenue projections have been a concern “from day one.”“Unfortunately, that seems to be a reality that they were overly optimistic,” said Wotherspoon. “We still have some concern that maybe we should be more cautious than we are here at mid-year.” by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 27, 2012 4:49 pm MDT Potash, oil revenue down, but Saskatchewan says it is still in the black read more

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Security Council reiterates concern over alarming security situation in Africas Sahel

The 15-member body reiterated, in a presidential statement, the importance of a “coherent, comprehensive and coordinated approach encompassing governance, security, human rights, developmental and environmental aspects to respond to the threats across the Sahel region.” The Council also reaffirmed its commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of the Sahel region, while reiterating the importance of national and regional ownership of the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel. In that regard, it encouraged further close consultation between Member States of the Sahel, West Africa and the Maghreb as well as with regional, multilateral and other bilateral donors and partners to enhance the efforts to implement the Strategy.The Council also encouraged the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Sahel (OSES) to work closely with the Group of Five (G5) countries as well as other countries of the region.Gravely concerned about the activities in the Sahel region of terrorist organizations, the Council reiterated its concern over the serious threats to peace and security posed by armed conflict, the proliferation of arms and transnational organized crime and other illicit activities such as drug trafficking. The Council noted that the humanitarian situation in the Sahel is “extremely fragile” with at least 20 million people at risk of food insecurity and nearly five million children at risk of acute malnutrition. In that regard, the Council commended the efforts of the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the region and called on the international community to strengthen its support in areas which require immediate attention. The Sahel region stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and includes Mali, as well as Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and parts of Sudan, Cameroon and Nigeria. read more

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Aid funding for Occupied Palestinian Territories at alltime low

So far, only 25 per cent of the nearly $540 million needed this year has been received, the organization’s humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, has reported.OCHA said the decline in funding for the UN agency assisting Palestine refugees, UNRWA, “has been a key contributing factor.”UNRWA provides education, health care and social services for more than five million Palestine refugees across the Middle East and is the single largest humanitarian agency in the OPT. It is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.UNRWA chief Pierre Krähenbühl this week described 2018 as “a year of anguish” for Palestinians, with thousands of young people killed or injured in demonstrations in Gaza and elsewhere.The outside world appears numb to the tragedy unfolding. – Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian CoordinatorAt the same time, his agency has faced “its worst crisis ever”, and only has enough money to fund its operations until the end of September. “UNRWA’s current shortfall is US$ 217 million,” he told its Advisory Commission on Thursday.“Specifically, we still need $123 million for our Program Budget activities, the core of UNRWA’s response and $94 million for our Emergency Appeals. These are considerable amounts, without which operations cannot be ensured until the end of the year.”Overall, two million people in the OPT are in need of “active protection measures” due to conflict and violence, displacement or restricted access to employment and essential services, according to Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the region.He said this has been “particularly evident” in recent weeks following an escalation of hostilities between Palestinian armed groups and the Israeli forces.“Since 1 July, we have seen the deaths of four Palestinian civilians, including that of a pregnant mother and her toddler child while asleep in their beds in Gaza, and the injury of two Israeli girls by rocket fire in Sderot, among some 100 Palestinian civilians and nearly 30 Israelis injured. In spite of this, the outside world appears numb to the tragedy unfolding,” he said in a statement issued ahead of World Humanitarian Day, observed this Sunday.The annual commemoration pays tribute to the aid workers who risk their lives supporting millions worldwide affected by conflict, natural disaster and other emergencies.Mr. McGoldrick praised humanitarian workers in the OPT, adding that they “regularly face personal risk and assaults on their dignity, often while withstanding the same restrictive conditions that drive the humanitarian crisis” there. read more

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Le crabe chinois à mitaines une espèce asiatique invasive

first_imgLe crabe chinois à mitaines : une espèce asiatique invasiveImporté par accident grâce à un bateau asiatique, le crabe chinois à mitaines est une espèce d’eau douce qui s’est retrouvée à quelques milliers de kilomètres de chez lui dans le Weser, un fleuve allemand. Depuis, il a colonisé le littoral et toutes les rivières d’Europe et d’Amérique du Nord.Le crabe chinois à mitaines est originaire d’Extrême Orient. Mais si son nom a de quoi faire sourire, le crabe est loin d’être un crustacé comme les autres. Importé par mégarde en Europe en 1912, il a depuis colonisé l’ensemble des milieux aquatiques européens et est même mystérieusement arrivé au Canada. Il se rencontre ainsi généralement sur les plages mais il vit la majeure partie du temps en eau douce dans les fleuves et ses affluents, du moins jusqu’à l’âge de 3-4 ans. Ensuite, il rejoint la mer pour se reproduire.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasLe crabe chinois à mitaines doit en fait son nom aux poils qui recouvrent ses pinces. Mais si le crustacé est fascinant à observer, c’est aussi un redoutable prédateur qui inquiète aujourd’hui la communauté scientifique. Féroce vis-à-vis des espèces locales, l’espèce ne cesse d’étendre son territoire en se nourrissant d’œufs de saumon, d’esturgeon et de truite. Un goût qui menace sérieusement la reproduction de ces espèces. Pour ne rien arranger, le crabe n’est par ailleurs pas très regardant sur l’environnement : il creuse des terriers un peu partout sur les berges provoquant l’érosion des rives et la dégradation des systèmes de drainage. Ainsi, l’Allemagne aurait dépensé pas moins de 80 millions d’euros dans la réparation des dégâts du crabe chinois considéré en Asie comme un aliment très fin.Désormais, il s’agit donc de recenser ces crabes au plus vite afin d’évaluer leur dispersion et de tenter de limiter la dégradation et de préserver la bonne reproduction des autres espèces. Pour cela, les scientifiques de l’Université de Valence et les chercheurs de Taïwan suggèrent de capturer les adultes, ce qui permettrait de limiter la reproduction de cette espèce grandement invasive, rapporte le Journal de l’environnement. Mais la tâche s’annonce difficile.Le 21 janvier 2012 à 16:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Broadcom une puce GPS pour la géolocalisation extérieure et intérieure

first_imgBroadcom : une puce GPS pour la géolocalisation extérieure et intérieureLa firme Broadcom vient de dévoiler une nouvelle puce GPS destinée aux terminaux mobiles. Baptisée BCM4752, elle assure une géolocalisation optimisée à l’extérieur, mais offre également un service de localisation en intérieur.Broadcom ne se contente plus de la géolocalisation extérieure. La firme vient de présenter une nouvelle puce GPS dédiée aux smartphones, la BCM4752. Et, en plus d’offrir une localisation en extérieur optimisée, elle permet aussi de se repérer en intérieur, comme peuvent déjà le faire certaines voitures, dans des parkings souterrains par exemple.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Pour offrir ce service de localisation intérieure, la nouvelle puce Broadcom s’appuie sur les points d’accès Wi-Fi, les balises Bluetooth Smart 4.0 ou encore le NFC, localisés dans les puces d’autres smartphones, explique le site Clubic. Quant à la géolocalisation extérieure, elle est grandement améliorée par un nouveau récepteur GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) multi-constellation, basé à la fois sur le GPS américain et le Glonass russe.En outre, la puce est économe en énergie. Son procédé de fabrication CMOS en 40 nm permettrait, en effet, de réduire de moitié sa consommation électrique. Déjà disponible chez certains partenaires de Broadcom, la puce BCM4752 sera prochainement produite en masse. Elle sera certainement intégrée aux futurs smartphones les plus populaires, comme les terminaux Samsung ou le prochain iPhone. Le 25 mars 2012 à 12:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Lesnar vs Reigns Styles vs Joe and Bliss vs Rousey at WWE

first_img WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Google+ Pinterest Twitter WWE will present the 31st edition of SummerSlam tonight in Brooklyn beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT), with a Kickoff Show at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 CT).Scheduled for tonight’s card is Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns, AJ Styles defends the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe and Alexa Bliss will defend the RAW Women’s Championship against Ronda Rousey.Here is the full card for tonight at the Barclays Center.WWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) w/ Paul Heyman vs. Roman ReignsWWE ChampionshipAJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa JoeRAW Women’s ChampionshipAlexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda RouseyWWE Intercontinental ChampionshipDolph Ziggler (c) w/ Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins w/ Dean AmbroseWWE United States ChampionshipShinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff HardySmackdown Women’s ChampionshipCarmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky LynchSmackdown Tag Team ChampionshipsThe Bludgeon Brothers (c’s) vs. The New DayThe Miz vs. Daniel BryanFinn Balor vs. Constable CorbinBraun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (If Strowman loses in any way, he loses his Money in the Bank briefcase)Plus, a special performance by EliasKickoff Show Matches:WWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipCedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew GulakRAW Tag Team ChampionshipsThe B-Team (c’s) vs. The RevivalMixed Tag Team MatchRusev and Lana vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina VegaWrestleview.com will have live coverage of SummerSlam tonight beginning at 7:00 PM ET (6:00 CT) along with live thoughts on Twitter via @wrestleview.center_img Facebook WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Delph says City looking to bounce back against Leicester City

first_imgManchester City midfielder Fabian Delph says the club are looking to bounce back from their defeat to Crystal Palace when they face Leicester City.Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a shock 3-2 home loss to Palace on Saturday and will be looking to return winning ways when they travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester on Boxing Day.The loss to Palace now leaves with Manchester City four-point behind Liverpool at the top of the table after this round of fixtures that marks the season’s halfway point.England midfielder Delph said, according to Daily Mail: “It is important not to dwell on the past and to live in the present. That game is finished now, it’s about the next game. It’s about getting the three points on the board.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The Premier League champions will hoping Fernandinho will be fit to return after missing the Palace clash with a thigh problem.David Silva remains absent due to injury but Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez all returned last weekend and Delph accepts City are hardly down to the bare bones.The England international, who has again been used as a left-back this season in the absence of Benjamin Mendy, said: “It always helps when you have a fully-fit squad. People pushing each other for places is healthy.”“But we have more than enough in the squad to win any match, whether someone is injured or not. Everyone understands their role”last_img read more

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Former Kelso officer picked as Woodland police chief

first_imgWoodland Mayor Grover Laseke has extended a job offer to Vern Thompson to be the city’s new police chief. Thompson has 32 years of law enforcement experience, 28 of which were spent in various roles with the Kelso Police Department. For the past three years, he’s been the chief of police in Eagle Point, Ore. Thompson will replace Interim Chief Brad Gillaspie, who recently took over when Rob Stephenson retired after more than three decades in the position. The transition kicked off a seven-month hiring process that began with 21 nationwide candidates. The offer is contingent upon approval from the city council, which will take up the appointment at its Monday night meeting. Thompson is slated to make $92,700 in his first year on the job, according to his employment contract.last_img read more

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