first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement Russell Peters only had one question when he was asked if he’d be interested in co-hosting a new variety show with TV legend Carol Burnett: when do we start?The Brampton, Ont.-native joins the 85-year-old Emmy winner in her new Netflix series A Little Help With Carol Burnett. On the show, Peters, who rocketed to fame thanks to a brand of comedy that pokes fun at racial stereotypes, banters with kids as they give advice to adult couples and celebrity guests.After selling out arenas across the globe, it’s a different gig than he’s used to. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

22 December 2011The Security Council today extended by five months the mandate the United Nations peacekeeping force for the Abyei area, which is contested by South Sudan and Sudan, stressing that the mission’s ability to do its work effectively will depend on the implementation by the two countries of earlier agreements. The Council established the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) on 27 June for an initial six months, following an outbreak of violence after Sudanese troops took control of the area, displacing tens of thousands of people in the weeks before South Sudan became an independent State after seceding from Sudan.In today’s resolution, the Council demanded that both governments withdraw all remaining military and police personnel from the Abyei area immediately and without preconditions, and urgently finalize the establishment of the Abyei Area Administration and the Abyei Police Service, as agreed on 20 June.The 15-member Council urged the two governments to make use of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism to resolve outstanding issues related to finalization of the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone, the resolution of disputed border areas, border demarcation, and the mapping of the border zone.It also called on all Member States, particularly the two parties to the Abyei dispute, to ensure free, unhindered and quick movement to and from Abyei and throughout the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone of all UNISFA personnel, equipment and other supplies, including vehicles, aircraft and spare parts, which are for the exclusive use of the peacekeepers.The resolution requested both governments to fulfil their commitment under their 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement to peacefully resolve the final status of Abyei.The Council also urged all concerned parties to allow relief workers safe and unhindered access to civilians in need of assistance, in accordance with international humanitarian law. It requested the Secretary-General to ensure that effective human rights monitoring is carried out in Abyei and the results included in his reports to the Council.Last week, the Council expanded UNISFA’s mandate to include, among other tasks, assisting the two parties to abide by and implement their agreements on the demilitarization of Abyei.Earlier this month, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told the Council that the security situation in Abyei remains fragile, with both South Sudan and Sudan failing to withdraw their armed forces as agreed in June.Similarly, despite significant efforts by an African Union panel and Haile Menkerios, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Sudan and Southern Sudan, little progress has been made in establishing temporary administrative arrangements for Abyei, Mr. Ladsous said. read more

Growth at US services firms rebounds in March by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2016 8:21 am MDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2016 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Mark Childers puts a topping on a corned beef sandwich at the Superior Restaurant in Cleveland. A private survey says growth picked up last month at U.S. services companies. The Institute for Supply Management’s services index rebounded to 54.5 in March 2016 from a two-year low 53.4 in February. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) WASHINGTON – Growth picked up last month at U.S. services companies, which have been a source of strength for the American economy.The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its services index rebounded to 54.5 in March from a two-year low of 53.4 in February. Anything above 50 signals growth.Business activity and new orders grew faster. A measure of export orders surged to the highest level in a year. A measure of employment in services registered 50.3 after contracting in February.Overall, “this is the best reading since December but still a far cry from the torrid figures seen through most of last year,” Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, wrote in a research report. The index averaged 57.2 last year, he notes.The ISM is a trade group of purchasing managers. Its services survey covers businesses that employ the vast majority of workers, including retail, construction, health care and financial services companies.Services have been a source of strength for the U.S. economy at a time when manufacturing has been hurt by weak demand for U.S. goods overseas and a strong dollar that makes U.S. products more expensive. Consumer spending on services grew at a 2.8 per cent annual pace from October through December, twice as fast as the overall economy expanded during those months. Hiring by services firms account for 90 per cent of the 2.8 million jobs U.S. employers have added over the past year. read more

“The best-selling brand in our world today is indeed fear,” stated Mr. Guterres. “It gets ratings. It wins votes. It generates clicks,” he added, during the press conference, held at UN headquarters in New York.“I believe the biggest challenge that governments and institutions face today is to show that we care – and to mobilize solutions that respond to people’s fears and anxieties with answers, with concrete answers,” he explained.The Secretary-General was speaking two days after presenting his areas of action for the UN for 2019 to the 193 Member States, who, he said, widely responded to his remarks by highlighting the importance of multilateralism.“As we look to the challenges we face – from climate change to migration to terrorism to the downsides of globalisation – there is no doubt in my mind that global challenges require global solutions,” he noted. “No country can do it alone. We need multilateralism more than ever.”Hate speech and hate crimes are direct threats to human rights, sustainable development and peace and security – UN chief GuterresThe UN chief noted that “dismissing or vilifying the doubters of multilateralism will lead nowhere,” and insisted on the importance of understanding why “many people around the world are not convinced of the power and purpose of international cooperation.” Citing the fact that, in the process of globalisation and technological progress, many people, sectors, and entire regions were left behind, he explained the UN needs to focus on addressing the root causes of this widespread mistrust, anxiety, anger and fear, over three key areas of work: accelerating sustainable development, strengthening the added value of the United Nations through reform, and engaging societies to put an end to the rise of hate speech, xenophobia and intolerance. “We hear troubling, hateful echoes of eras long past. Poisonous views are penetrating political debates and polluting the mainstream,” warned Mr. Guterres, as he stressed the need to remember the lessons of the 1930s and the Second World War.“Hate speech and hate crimes are direct threats to human rights, sustainable development and peace and security,” he said.Stressing that “words are not enough,” the UN Secretary-General announced he has tasked his Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, to bring together a team to develop a UN-wide strategy and urgent global plan of action against hate speech and hate crimes.Mr. Guterres stated that his “absolute priority for 2019” is to make sure the United Nations is a “platform for action to repair broken trust in a broken world and deliver for people”.Following his opening remarks, the Secretary-General answered questions from members of press on various issues handled by the UN, including the situation in Venezuela, in Syria, and in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the plight of migrants and refugees worldwide, recent uncertainty around the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as UN funding challenges. read more

Work shouldn’t hurt.That’s the motivation behind the research of Brock University Kinesiology Assistant Professor Michael Holmes.“By studying how people move and use their muscles on the job, we will be able to rethink and redesign workplace tools and spaces to make occupational tasks safer and more efficient,” says Holmes, Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics, who officially opened his new lab at Brock Tuesday afternoon.Holmes’ research, which seeks to find ways to prevent injuries, has helped benefit nurses experiencing lower back pain due to patient handling, police officers and emergency responders who spend a lot of time in vehicles, office workers and many others.Brock Kinesiology student James Parkinson demonstrates some of the equipment now available in the new Neuromechanics and Ergonomics Lab.“By evaluating and redesigning equipment, we are able to reduce the physical demands associated with repetitive activities,” Holmes explains. “For example, working with industry partners such as Notion Medical, we tested and evaluated a new IV pole which reduces the amount of overhead reaching required by nurses to load IV bags. This is a task that doesn’t appear to be physically demanding, however, when performed repetitively, over time injuries can develop.”On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Brock was joined by community partners as it opened its first Neuromechanics and Ergonomics Lab. With funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the newly renovated space features more than $150,000 in state-of-the-art biomechanics, neurophysiology and ergonomics equipment including motion capture cameras, robotics, brain stimulation and electromyography.“This isn’t a typical ergonomics lab,” says Holmes. “It offers a unique and innovative approach to studying workplace injuries by combining techniques from neurophysiology and biomechanics.“It will allow us to better understand how people become injured as a result of their work by simulating workplace tasks and then developing ergonomic interventions to reduce that injury risk.”The robotics technology used in the lab has applications for pilots having to control joysticks and surgeons, dentists and construction workers who regularly hold tools for their jobs. This technology, which is one-of-a-kind in Canada, will also help improve current rehabilitation protocols for individuals with neurological impairments or those currently unable to work as a result of a workplace injury.“We are very excited to showcase our new facility and to express our appreciation to the Brock community,” says Brock University President Gervan Fearon. “The goal of this lab is to benefit the lives of Canadians and the vitality of our communities.“While this research has applications for several occupations and professions at the national level, the Niagara community can look forward to immediate benefits resulting from community and industry partnerships,” Fearon says.In the past year, Holmes has been awarded more than $800,000 in federal and provincial funding from the Canada Research Chairs program, Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, with matching contributions from the Ontario Research Fund for Small Infrastructure Funds, and a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant. Funding from the Canada Research Chairs, program and NSERC supports Holmes’ graduate students, who are instrumental to the labs success.“Our scientists need the best tools and equipment for ground-breaking research and discovery and we are committed to ensuring they have them,” says the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science. “Their successes will lead to an improved economy and will fuel an active research community here in Canada and internationally.”Work plays an “extremely important role in our lives, taking up the majority of our days,” says Dr. Roseann Runte, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. “At the CFI we understand the importance of supporting the best design of space and equipment to improve the health of all Canadians in and outside of the workplace.”Work-related pain and injury to the upper extremity are primary reasons for illness, sick leave and disability among workers, but each person is different, says Holmes.“Through research collaborations with other Brock kinesiologists, community and industry partners, I hope to keep making healthy differences in people’s lives.”Brock University Kinesiology Assistant Professor Michael Holmes works with Kinesiology student James Parkinson in the new Neuromechanics and Ergonomics Lab, which opened Tuesday, Oct. 3. read more

Once you are recognized as the best, it becomes that much harder to stay there.Sometimes there are external factors, like the target that you wear on your back once the accolades start coming your way.But far more often, the struggle to stay on top is internal.There are many terms for this phenomenon: resting on your laurels, self-satisfaction or just plain laziness.Ohio State women’s basketball player Jantel Lavender will never fall into that trap.Lavender has been unanimously selected as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, and the Buckeyes she leads have been picked to finish first in the Big Ten by both the media and coaches poll.Do such lofty expectations make her soft?“I think it’s motivation to continue to be at the level of a top team,” Lavender said.Saying it is motivating and actually displaying motivation are two very different things.When someone has to go to class, hit the weight room and then go to practice and impress a task-master like coach Jim Foster, words won’t cut it. Only action will.“If it means coming in and shooting 500 [3-pointers] a day or running extremely hard, whatever it takes is what I’ll do,” Lavender said.Statistics like the ones Lavender has racked up can be telling.In her freshman campaign, she averaged 17.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Those tallies increased to 20.8 and 10.7 respectively in her sophomore season.Is it an upward trend or has she reached the pinnacle?“I just come in every day with the attitude that I’m getting better every single day,” Lavender said. “There’s not a plateau for me. You can always add to your game.”Foster isn’t ready to call his star player a finished product just yet.“She needs to continue to work on her face-up game, shoot the [3-pointer] with a little more consistency and to continue to improve her left [hand],” Foster said.With goals, expectations and four new freshmen faces in the lineup, it is extremely important that team leaders set the tone.“If you have to motivate your best players to play hard every day, you’re stuck in the mud,” Foster said.“When your best players are your hardest workers, then you’re on the autobahn.”Lavender is a hard worker, and a self-avowed basketball junkie. A lot of players will say they model their game after a certain star player.Usually, it is a name that even the most casual of fans have heard of, such as LeBron James or Kobe Bryant.But Lavender looks for ways to improve her game in the most unlikely of places.“I love the game so much and constantly want to learn something new,” she said.  “I’m a sponge. It can be a kid on the playground I’m watching that does something out of the ordinary.”Last year’s run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament and subsequent ouster has fueled the fire for the team to surpass the last two seasons’ accomplishments. That can only mean one thing: a national title.Will Lavender have what it takes to lead this year’s Buckeyes to another Big Ten title and beyond? She sounds ready.“There are no excuses,” she said of this season. “I know what needs to be done.” read more

first_imgOfficers searching Kos last yearCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.Kerry Needham said the discovery is evidence of a cover-up in the disappearance of her son, who was staying at his grandparents’ farmhouse on the Greek island.She fears the 21-month-old was killed and his body moved before British police began searching the site last year.South Yorkshire Police formally ended a search on the Greek island last October, saying they believe Ben died as a result of an accident involving a digger on July 24 1991. She added: “It shows more of a conspiracy because they didn’t find Ben’s body.”That proves it to me without doubt they -obviously moved him and buried him and for -whatever reason dug him up.”There’s no other -explanation. It’s all been a massive cover-up.” Mr Barkas is believed to have died from stomach cancer in 2015.The sandal and car will now be tested for Ben’s DNA.Professor Lorna Dawson, of the James Hutton institute in Aberdeen, has been working with South Yorkshire Police.She told the Daily Mirror a specialist police dog used in the hunt for bodies had reacted to the sandal and biologists were trying to extract DNA from both items to compare with Ben’s profile. Officers searching Kos last year Ben Needham was 21 months old when he went missingCredit:Mark St George /Rex Show more The sandal was reportedly found in 2012 at the site where Konstantinos “Dino” Barkas was -operating a digger, while the car was -discovered last year at another spot. Ben Needham  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. Despite extensive searches of two sites his body was not found.Ms Needham, 43, begged for anyone with information about what happened to her little boy to come forward.”This confirms everything the police have suspected. It makes it all a little too real. We believe what they believe,” she told the Daily Mirror.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Australian Macedonian Advisory Council (AMAC) this week distributed a 1944 communication from the US Secretary of State, which it says captures the origins of the present-day name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.The message, written as an airgram on Boxing Day in December 1944, by Secretary of State Edward Stettinius to US diplomats and consular officers, contains his views and recommendations in relation to the manoueverings of political factions within Yugoslavia and Bulgaria as WWII in Europe entered its final phase. Stettinius later became instrumental in the formation of the United Nations.In the airgram, he shares his apprehension over “rumours and semi-official statements in favor (sic) of an autonomous Macedonia, emanating principally from Bulgaria, but also from Yugolslav Partisan and other sources, with the implication that Greek territory would be included in the projected state.”He goes on to remind the US diplomatic core that, to the US government of the time, “talk of a Macedonian ‘nation’, Macedonian ‘fatherland’, or Macedonian ‘national concsiousness’ ” was “unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees in its present revival, a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against Greece.”AMAC says that Secretary of State’s message provides evidence that the idea of a ‘Macedonian’ nation is a recent invention conceived to justify territorial aspirations against Greece. In a statement to the media AMAC said: “FYROM continues to harbour these aspirations to this day, as numerous recent statements by current Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski attest to. “This is the reason why Greece refuses agree to FYROM using the name Macedonia in an unqualified manner, and not merely because of a historical disagreement or to bully, as the government of FYROM and its proponents claim.”The Advisory Council will pass the US State Department document on to federal parliamentarians at consultations taking place in Canberra next month.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target The internet has lost another cute starlet: Eddie, the famous basketball-playing sea otter from Portland, has died at at the age of 20.On Thursday, the Oregon Zoo announced Eddie’s passing in a press release, and said he was humanely euthanized following a decline in health due to old age. At 20, Eddie was considered one of the oldest sea otters in the world.In loving memory of Eddie.At nearly 21, he was one of the oldest and most-loved sea otters on the planet. pic.twitter.com/mteRMVlmNF— Oregon Zoo (@OregonZoo) December 20, 2018“He was quite feisty as a young otter, and we still saw that spirit come through during his later years. He ot along great with our two younger otters, Juno and Lincoln, and was often observed wrestling and playing with them,” Amy Cuttling, who oversees the zoo’s marine life area, said in the press release. “But, he was the elder statesman of the group, and they learned to leave him alone when he wanted to rest.”About six years ago, Oregon Zoo keepers began training Eddie to dunk a toy basketball during physical therapy. In 2013, video footage of his behind-the-scenes fitness routine went viral on the internet, generating more than 1.7 million views on Oregon Zoo’s YouTube channel.To celebrate his 20th birthday, Portland Trail Blazers mascot, Blaze, sent a gift basket with enrichment toys to Eddie’s keepers and placed a Blazers logo on the backboard of his training hoop. Eddie’s behind-the-scenes exercise area, a small pool that was connected to the zoo’s Steller Cove habitat, was transformed into an adorable, marine-friendly basketball court.“We’ll never forget our friend Eddie, a true ambassador for otters and the game of basketball,” the Trail Blazers team wrote on their Twitter account. “Thanks to the Oregon Zoo for bringing him into our lives.”More on Geek.com:Ripped Kangaroo and Internet Star, Roger, Dies at Age 12Newly Discovered Blind, Burrowing Amphibian Named After Donald TrumpUnique Red Wolf DNA Found in Texas Canines Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

first_img Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm ActivityWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ Stay on target Spontaneous combustion of a manure pile on a farm amid a record-breaking heat wave likely sparked a wildfire now burning out of control in northeastern Spain, authorities say.Firefighters are battling the fire, which is affecting more than 10,000 acres of forest and other vegetation near Tarragona, CNN reported.Authorities from the Catalan regional government said the fire likely began when an “improperly managed” pile of manure on a farm in Torre de l’Espanyol, a municipality in the Catalan province of Tarragona, self-ignited in the heat, causing sparks.Firefighters work to control the blaze that has already burned almost 20,000 acres of land, amid a European heatwave. (Photo Credit: Pau Barrena / AFP / Getty Images)According to Spanish newspaper El País, the flames then quickly spread through the municipality and the surrounding areas of Vinebre, la Palma d’Ebre, Flix and Maials, and are currently heading in the direction of Lleida.Authorities have warned that the fire has the potential to consume up to 50,000 acres of land.As firefighters face the challenge of reducing the intensity of the flames, the weather forecast doesn’t seem to be helping.“Today is going to be the worst day of the heatwave, and we ask all citizens of Catalonia to be extremely careful,” Antonio Ramos, who is in charge of the firefighting operation, said Friday. “We cannot afford a new fire, and the rising temperatures could make the current one worse.”Hundreds of firefighters in Spain’s Catalonia are battling the biggest wildfire in the last two decades, as Europe suffers scorching temperatures https://t.co/UKqNMM2uXy pic.twitter.com/tHpvwTbPDb— TRT World (@trtworld) June 27, 2019Spontaneous ignitions, the occurrence of fire without the application of an external heat source, can occur when flammable materials, such as piles of hay, compost, or manure heat up to a temperature high enough to cause combustion, according to the US National Park Service (NPS).Between 2005 and 2009, fires caused by spontaneous combustion or chemical reaction accounted for an estimated average of 14,070 reported fires per year in the U.S., National Fire Protection Association said.More on Geek.com:Watch: Massive Haboob Engulfs Texas TownWatch: Winds Whip Up ‘Poolnado’ at Florida ResortFirefighters Find Eerie Tree Burning From Inside After Lightning Strike in Mass.last_img read more

first_img Related Items:Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies, gus lightbourne gym, Hurricane Preparedness Week, Minister George Lightbourne Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Jun 2015 – Hurricane Preparedness Week or HPW 2015 was launched this morning at the Gus Lightbourne Gym by Minister George Lightbourne and the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies. The goal explains DDME is to increase awareness of the dangers and hazards of hurricanes; ensure we all realize that simply being aware is not being prepared and that residents realize that by knowing their vulnerabilities and what actions to take, they can reduce the effects and impacts of a hurricane disaster. The theme for HPW 2015 is ‘Keep Calm and Be Prepared’ and does double duty for awareness and action to actually get homes and work places ready in the event of a storm. Hurricane season runs June 1-November 30. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Town Hall Meeting for Building Heights at gym later today Science Fair open to public viewing by noon Exercise Design Training Workshop 22nd – 26th February 2016last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:blood bank. tci hospitals, preemie fletcher, shania fletcher, sos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Jun 2015 – Kudos are going out to the community for its swift action in donating blood at the Blood Bank when it was learned that a premature baby was in dire need. TCI Hospitals sent out an SOS and pints and pints came in… according to a PTV8 News report the baby, is three weeks old is the tiniest child born at the hospitals here. Shania Fletcher is her name, entering the world at a mere 620 grams or 1.3lbs and due to the delicate nature of her condition and the number of blood transfusions which may be required; little Shania will have to remain at hospital until she is 35 weeks and at least two kilos; she is currently 28 weeks old. Doctors are monitoring her every move to ensure she is progressing well, and while there are big praises to the public for coming through so well… residents are encouraged to make blood donation a regular civic responsibility as sometimes, there is no opportunity to launch a public appeal.last_img read more

first_img Close In March 2016, Jadhav, who is also a former Indian Navy officer, was arrested by Pakistan and was sentenced to death a year later by the country’s military court for alleged ‘espionage’ and ‘terrorism’. India had approached the ICJ after diplomatic talks failed between the two countries. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:01Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The ICJ will deliver its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case today In this photograph taken on March 29, 2016, Pakistani journalists watch a video showing Indian national Kulbhushan Yadav, arrested on suspicion of spying, during a press conference in Islamabad. [File photo]AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty ImagesA day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) held Pakistan guilty of violating the Vienna Convention, Islamabad said on Friday that it will grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.”Pursuant to the decision of the ICJ, Commander Kulbushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36, Paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, for which modalities are being worked out,” said a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Pakistan’s response came a day after Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said Jadhav was innocent and vowed to get him released. “Pakistan was found to have deprived India of the right to communicate with Jadhav, have access to him, visit him in detention and arrange his legal representation,” said Jaishankar.”His forced confession without legal representation and due process will not change this reality,” he said. “We once again call upon Pakistan to release and repatriate him forthwith,” he added.The case is seen as a significant move that can rekindle relations between India and Pakistan. Tension between the neighbouring countries has been escalating since the Pulwama attack. ICJ verdictFifteen out of the 16 judge ICJ panel agreed with India’s argument on Tuesday, that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention by denying consular access to Jadhav. The panel ordered a stay on his execution.The panel also ordered Pakistan to have an “effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence” given to Jadhavlast_img read more

first_imgStory Links Preview Up next, the Cardinals continue ACC play with a trip to Raleigh, N.C. to play NC State on Friday at noon.  Match ResultsLouisville 4, Clemson 3(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center) Match Notes:Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,4,3,5,1,2)T-3:45  A-166   Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Despite dropping the doubles point and each of the first six singles sets, the Cardinals rallied to force a third set in five singles matches and won nine of the final 11 sets to secure the victory. Louisville continued to build momentum throughout the course of the singles matches, taking a 3-2 lead after rallying for back-to-back victories on courts three and five. At the three-spot, Mally downed Riley 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, while Hamlin registered a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 win over Angyalosy at No. 5. Singles1. Marie Leduc (CU) def. Sena Suswam (LOU) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-42. Nikolina Jovic (LOU) def. #82 Fernanda Navarro (CU) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-33. Aleksandra Mally (LOU) def. Sydney Riley (CU) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-24. Raven Neely (LOU) def. A Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-45. Chloe Hamlin (LOU) def. Alex Angyalosy (CU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-46. Laura Marti (CU) def. Diana Wong (LOU) 6-3, 6-2Doubles1. #1 Marie Leduc/Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. Sena Suswam/Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-12. Raven Neely/Diana Wong (LOU) def. A Miller-Krasilnikov/Sydney Riley (CU) 6-33. Laura Marti/Alex Angyalosy (CU) def. Aleksandra Mally/Chloe Hamlin (LOU) 6-3 “That was the definition of a roller coaster. I don’t know what the problem was, but we came out so flat. We were in a daze and got ourselves in holes,” said UofL head coach Mark Beckham. “I feel like we should have won the doubles point and didn’t, so that was a point given away. Then we were trying to fight to dig out of a hole against a very good team, tough to do. I feel like there was another singles match that we should have been more competitive in and we lost it pretty quick and the hole was getting bigger and bigger.” Matchup History  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Next Match: at North Carolina State University 3/1/2019 | Noon Clemson’s top-ranked doubles team of Marie-Alexandre Leduc and Navarro gave the Tigers the early edge in doubles with a 6-1 victory over Sena Suswam and Dina Chaika on court one. The Cardinals responded with a 6-3 win on court two as Raven Neely and Diana Wong defeated Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and Sydney Riley 6-3. However, Laura Marti and Alex Angyalosy topped Aleksandra Mally and Chloe Hamlin 6-3 at No. 3 to secure the doubles points for the Tigers. The Tigers extended their lead to 2-0 with a victory at the six-spot as Marti triumphed over Wong 6-3, 6-2. Despite falling 6-2 in the first set, Neely staged a 6-2, 6-4 comeback in the final two sets to capture the victory over Miller-Krasilnikov at No. 4 and move the score to 2-1. Photo Gallery Clemson’s Marie Leduc then evened the score at 3-3 with a 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-4 win over Suswam on court one. With the match on the line, Jovic mounted yet another comeback for the Cardinals to capture a 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory over Navarro and clinch the 4-3 win for Louisville. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nikolina Jovic defeated No. 82 Fernanda Navarro to lift the University of Louisville women’s tennis team to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Clemson on Sunday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. With the victory, the Cardinals improve to 10-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Mark Beckham Interview “As soon as we got the first point, the switch flipped. From there, the energy got better and we were able to fight from behind a wall and figure out a way to get the match. I’m really happy with the win obviously, but I feel like we put ourselves in a bad position and found a way. We’ve still got some cleaning up to do.” Live Statslast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department has decided to distribute booklets containing Swami Vivekananda’s address at the Parliament of World’s Religion in Chicago among students.Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Sampriti Saptaha that the state government has organised to celebrate the 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s address in the Parliament of World’s Religion in Chicago, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said: “Booklets containing the speech of Swami Vivekananda will be distributed among schoolgoers free of cost. The move has been taken as a character-building programme.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAt the same time, Chatterjee said details related to the life, works and messages of social reformers will also be included in the textbooks.The expert committee will be discussing the same and will take the decision in this connection. The committee will finalise the books where such contents would be introduced. They will also decide on the class in which these books would be launched.”After the committee finalises all the aspects in this connection, it will be placed before Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,” he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe also took a dig at the CPI(M) and BJP and said that there is no single person who takes such decisions and “instead there is an expert committee that regularly works in this field and will take the decision”.General Secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Mission Swami Suvirananda and Assistant General Secretary Swami Balabhadrananda were also present in the programme at Rabindra Sadan in which students were awarded for their performances in essay writing, poster drawing, debate and quiz contests. Indranil Sen, Minister of State for Information and Cultural Affairs department, was also present in the programme.Chatterjee further said that the Chief Minister had taken the initiative and organised the week-long programme.He maintained: “In the past four decades, no steps were taken to circulate messages of the social reformers among the masses. Now, the Chief Minister has taken up this initiative.”Swami Suvirananda said: “Harmony and brotherhood between all religions was the primary tenet of Swami Vivekananda’s life and teachings.”He also urged all to follow Swami Vivekananda in their lives and thanked the Chief Minister for her initiatives to organise the programme.last_img read more

first_imgImagine the city of tomorrow, not the distant future but a decade or two from now. That city could, if we choose, be smart, connected, solar, sustainable. In fact it could be beyond sustainable.This was the assignment I took from First Utility in the UK. Click through to the full article at their site, where I describe a completely plausible future city that has these features…Energy efficiencyLow carbon energy sourcesLiving buildingsElectrified transportationSustainable businessesResource systems integration using the Internet of ThingsForward looking planning, a redesign of our citieslast_img read more

first_imgFlights throughout the Midwest of the United States have been cancelled due to severe storm forecasts.Hundreds of flights were cancelled ahead of the storm from Chicago and Denver on Wednesday, CNN reported.At Denver International Airport airlines reported 400 cancellations, while delays averaged just over two hours and 15 minutes, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport cancelled more than 300 flights because of heavy rain storms.Delays in and out of the airport averaged one hour, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.At Midway Airport, airlines reported delays of 30 minutes or more.The tumultuous weather is anticipated to settle and return to sunshine later in the week, with mostly sunny skies expected on Friday. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Chicago, Denver heavily affected by wicked weather.last_img read more

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite An 18-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday morning after Ladysmith police received information that a two-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted.The little girl’s grandmother became alarmed when the two-year-old started talking about body parts while bathing her on Monday evening.When the girl was asked to elaborate, the full details of her sexual assault were revealed. An 18-year-old man living nearby to the victim was arrested by members of the K9 Unit. The suspect is currently in custody.last_img read more

first_imgMetallica & the Big 4 ConcertArena Concerti Fiera Milano, Italy6th July 2011Sophistication and Metallica are two words not often used it the same sentence…until now! If you want both, then book flights to chic and super stylish Milan for a rock concert package that will blow your mind. Rock out to Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth before exploring the stunning city of Milan, spiritual home of fashion and football.Armani, Gucci and Versace are on hand to help you use your credit card while elaborate cathedrals, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, the La Scala opera house and beautiful Castello Sforzesco are a feast for the eyes. At night, Milan comes to life with avant-garde theatre, a mouthwatering ‘aperitivi’ scene with vast platters of food served in every bar and sizzling hot clubs where you can show off that new Gucci dress while dancing until dawn. This is definitely La Dolce Vita!From £170 per person, including a stay in a 3* Milan hotel with breakfast, and tickets to the concert with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax performingGet more details on Metallica playing Italy Andrea Bocelli Open Air Concert at Teatro GrecoSiracusa, Italy1st July 2011You don’t get much more romantic than an evening with Andrea Bocelli in enchanting Italy. The concert takes place in the Teatro Greco, an absolutely breathtaking outdoor Greek amphitheater, in what was undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the world, Siracusa.Once a part of Greece and home to Archimedes, Plato and Livy, Siracusa was taken over by Romans and is now a seductive and elegant Italian city that may have faded a little, but still offers the exquisite Italian experience. There are superb hotels, lively bars and restaurants to be found among the ancient monuments, serving up some of the most delicious cuisine in Europe.If you want to treat someone special to an evening of emotive music, followed by a magical break in Italy, then this is the package for you.From £198 per person including one night in a 3* hotel with breakfast and concert ticketFrom £98 per person including a stay in 3* hotel with breakfast, arrival transfers and concert ticket included.Get more details on Andrea Bocelli playing Italy Want to enjoy an amazing gig and a holiday at the same time? Check out these incredible concert packages, in three of Europe’s most beautiful cities.Here are three top choices for gigs with a difference! Rihanna Concert O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic7th December 2011For a European break with a difference, book flights to Prague to see massive R ‘n B star Rihanna at the O2. If you love your music modern but your cities medieval then this is the perfect package for you.Rock out to Rihanna then chill out in the lush, green parks and outdoor riverside cafes of beautiful Prague. Wander historic, slender cobbled streets to uncover gorgeous gothic architecture, take a horse-drawn carriage, see the astronomical clock, stroll over the Charles Bridge or simply relax with a cold beer and some traditional cuisine.Book your flights to Prague, and for just £98 you could be gazing out of your hotel room window out across a sea of red tile and copper roofs, fairytale castles and a magnificent river, in one of the world’s most romantic cities.Get more details on Rihanna playing PragueReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related11 unmissable things to see and do in GlasgowSubway bar crawls, Salvador Dali and the best shopping outside London – here are our insider tips on the best things to see and do in Glasgow.A local’s guide to GenevaFondue, fireworks and a little bit of France: our Geneva local shares his insider tips on Switzerland’s second city.Last chance city sun: 6 flights for £60 or lessLast chance city sun: 6 flights for £60 or lesslast_img read more