Gilas Pilipinas heads to final Fiba window on high note after routing Meralco

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury but Pelicans cool off Thunder Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “We played good defense today and we’re hoping we can still improve our defense and be able to translate or apply the things that we’ve practiced in the Fiba window.”Marcio Lassiter was mainly responsible in Gilas’ third quarter surge after he scored 10 of his total 14 points in the period.Roger Pogoy top billed Gilas with 21 points while June Mar Fajardo and Troy Rosario had 13 and 10 points, respectively.Reynel Hugnatan led the Bolts with 13 points while Baser Amer, who was once part of the Gials program, and Nico Salva had 12 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Gilas Pilipinas is leaving for Doha on Saturday for the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. It will face Qatar at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall on February 21 then Kazakhstan three days after at Saryarka Velodrome.The national team was already in control against the Bolts after the first half with a 55-45 lead but took it up a notch in the third after Gabe Norwood put Gilas up 74-50 with a breakaway jam to complete a 23-5 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGilas also played without naturalized center Andray Blatche, who is still playing in the Chinese Basketball Association and will rejoin the team in Doha.“At least even without Andray, we’ve seen that the guys are blending well,” said Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine national basketball team made sure to wrap up its camp in the Philippines on a positive note, handing Meralco a 100-82 rout in its final tune-up game here Friday at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Shooter Chinki Yadav Bags India’s 11th 2020 Tokyo Olympics Quota

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicsAsian Shooting ChampionshipsChinki Yadav First Published: November 8, 2019, 4:11 PM IST Doha: Chinki Yadav secured India’s 11th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting with a career-best qualification score of 588 but could not win a medal at the 14th Asian Championship here on Friday.The national championship silver and junior world championship bronze-medallist, however, could not replicate her qualification form in the final, only managing a sixth-place finish with a score of 116. Daughter of an electrician in the Madhya Pradesh government’s sports department in Bhopal, Chinki finished a creditable second in the qualifications of women’s 25m pistol event at the Lusail Shooting Range.”I cannot explain how happy I am. This has been my best ever performance. I would like to credit my coaches, especially Jaspal sir for this as well as all those who have supported me including everyone in the Bhopal academy and the NRAI,” Chinki said after the event.The 21-year-old Chinki shot a perfect 100 to finish second in the qualification stage with an aggregate of 588, behind Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon (590).Qualifying for the final was enough for Chinki to book an Olympic quota place for the country as four of the eight finalists had already secured their quotas in earlier competitions. There were four quotas on offer in the ongoing prestigious tournament.It’s the country’s second quota spot in 25m pistol event after Rahi Sarnobat won the first at the World Cup in Munich earlier this year.Other Indians in the fray, Annu Raj Singh (575) and Neeraj Kaur (572) finished 21st and 27th respectively.Chinki, who is also interested in painting, has appeared in four ISSF World Cups in her maiden year.Her best score in the qualifications before this was 584, which she shot in the Rio World Cup earlier this year.She thanked national coach Jaspal Rana after experiencing one of the best days of her shooting career.Chinki has been doing active shooting since 2012 but this is her first year with the senior national team.India have already bagged Olympic quota places in 10m air rifle (men and women), 50m rifle 3 position (men), 10m air pistol (men and women) and 25m air pistol (women). last_img read more

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Football: German Wonderkid Max Meyer without a club as Arsenal, Liverpool circle

first_imgAdvertisementPhoto Credits: Sports IllustratedMax Meyer was hailed as the next wunderkind from Germany, but with the new season fast approaching, he is without a club.Germany has produced some of the world’s brightest footballing talent over the years, with Leroy Sane, Julian Brandt and Timo Werner some of the latest players to be tipped for greatness and Meyer has been included in that list.The 22-year-old forward was a first-team regular at Schalke for five seasons with the team finishing in second behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last term and reaching the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal Cup.The credit goes to Domenico Tedesco, the manager of Schalke, for progressing Meyer on the field by moving him away from a No. 10 position – which he had played in for most of his career – and into a deeper role.But despite flourishing under Tedesco, Meyer’s relationship with Schalke turned sour in April after he criticised sporting director Christian Heidel, telling Bild: “I simply did not want to stay with Schalke and work under Heidel. It’s all about this. Lately, it just feels like bullying to me.”He was dismissed from training for the remainder of the season, with Tedesco confused by the change in the relationship, saying: “My impression for a long time was that Max felt at home here. That’s what he expressed to the coaching staff. I’m disappointed at his personal attacks and can’t fully understand them as they simply don’t add up.”It led to Meyer running down the remainder of his contract until it expired this summer, meaning he is now a free agent – but despite his obvious talent, no one has yet signed him up.Media reports have linked him with Arsenal and Liverpool while Tottenham were said to be interested at one stage. Other touted destinations are France and even Turkey, although agent Wittmann is targeting a Premier League move.Since Meyer’s relationship with Schalke has worsened, it looks like he won’t be going back to them anytime soon. With such a risky move this means that the chances of him joining a new club for the 2018-19 season are very thin.Read also: Football : Mane gets legendary number 10 Liverpool shirt ahead of teammate Mo SalahWORLD CUP FINALISTS SET TO CARRY SUMMER MOMENTUM INTO THE NEW LALIGA SEASON Advertisementlast_img read more

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(RPT WITH CORRECTION IN THE OPENING AND 6TH PARA)

first_imgAzad new Cong gen sec incharge of UP, Nath to look after Punjab New Delhi, June 12 (PTI) Preparing for assembly polls in UP and Punjab rpt Punjab, the Congress today brought in veterans Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kamal Nath as general secretaries incharge of the two states in a hierarchical shake-up as the party seeks to revive itself in the Hindi heartland after a string of electoral reverses.Azad, Congresss Muslim face, takes charge of the party affairs in the key battleground state at a time when it is making attempts to woo the minorities and possibly work for an alliance with Mayawatis Bahujan Samaj Party with which the leader has good relations.Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, has been general secretary incharge of Uttar Pradesh twice before. Kamal Nath will look after Haryana apart from Punjab, party General Secretary Janaradan Dwivedi said.Madhusudan Mistry, who was hitherto looking after Uttar Pradesh, will be the new general secretary incharge of Central Election Committee, while Shakeel Ahmed, incharge of Punjab and Haryana, has been relieved of the charge, Dwivedi.Congress president Sonia Gandhi effected the changes a day after thebiennial elections to the Rajya Sabha which saw cross voting by some party MLAs in Uttar Pradesh and alleged deliberate faulty marking by its 14 legislators in Haryana which led to their votes being declared invalid and resulted in the defeat of Congress-backed candidate R K Anand. There were allegations of internal sabotage at the behest of former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.advertisementAzad, 67, is a Gandhi family loyalist and a former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, while 69-year-old Nath is the seniormost Congress rpt CongressMP in the current Lok Sabha having won from his pocket borough ofChhindwara nine times.The reshuffle came at a time when talk of Rahul Gandhi being elevated as party chief had again gained ground.Nath had been a party general secretary some 15 years back when he was in charge of key states like Gujarat and West Bengal.His name was doing rounds as the possible new party chief in Madhya Pradesh.Congress has roped in poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who successfully managed Prime Minister Narendra Modis Lok Sabha campaign in 2014 and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumars last year, to aid and assist the partys UP and Punjab units.In UP, Congress had secured just two seats in the last Lok Sabha elections with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi emerging victorious from their traditional seats of Rae Bareli and Amethi.The Congress is in political wilderness in UP since 1989 following emergence of divisive Mandal-Mandir politics and rise of the BSP, which took away its crucial dalit vote base.In Punjab, Congress is in the opposition for the last nine years and is making a determined bid to capture power from SAD-BJP combine at a time when AAP has also come up as a serious contender for power.The appointment of seasoned politicians like Azad and Nath came amid calls for a “major surgery” from within the party following its recent debacle in assembly polls in four states, including Assam and Kerala. PTI SPG SK VSC SKlast_img read more

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Wayne Rooney left out again by England boss Gareth Southgate

first_imgEngland’s record international goalscorer Wayne Rooney has been left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for next month’s World Cup Group F qualifier away to Scotland and a friendly with France.The 31-year-old forward, who has lost his place in Manchester United’s first team, was also left out by England earlier this year for matches against Germany and Lithuania.Southgate named a 25-man squad which includes Tottenham Hotspur right back Kieran Trippier for the first time.Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, who scored on his return to the international scene against Lithuania in March after a long absence, retains his place in Southgate’s plans.Rooney, who has scored a record 53 goals for his country, has not featured in the squad since he was photographed socialising at a wedding reception at the England team hotel after the home victory over Scotland in November.He later apologised to Southgate and Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth, saying images taken of him were “inappropriate for someone in his position”.Rooney holds the outfield record of 119 caps and needs seven more to surpass goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s England record total.England are favourites to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals having seized control of the group.They lead the section with 13 points from five games, four more than second-placed Slovakia.Scotland are fourth six points off the pace and struggling to stay in contention for a place in Russia next year.”The Scotland game is one of football’s great fixtures,” Southgate said.”We’re in a place in the group where a win can really put us in a very strong position, that’s what we want to achieve.”advertisementEngland face Scotland at Hampden Park on June 10 before playing France in Paris three days’ later.Squad:Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)Strikers: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).last_img read more

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Corey Gamble spotted with mystery blond

first_imgLos Angeles, Jun 4 (PTI) In the midst of rumours of his break-up with Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble was photographed stepping out for lunch with a mystery woman at Nobu in Malibu.Corey, 33, and the blonde beauty were seen sharing a hug before heading to the famed restaurant to eat together, reported Ace Showbiz.He went low key in a grey tee, short pants, a hat and sunglasses, while the woman, whose identity is yet to be revealed, sported a denim jacket over her navy dress.Its still unclear if Corey did split from Jenner. PTI JCH JCHlast_img

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Wizards Beat Knicks Again, 98-83

first_imgNEW YORK — Aware that the New York Knicks are still learning a new offensive system, the Washington Wizards wanted to put pressure on Carmelo Anthony. It worked especially well in the third quarter.Paul Pierce and Garrett Temple each scored 17 points, and the Wizards beat the Knicks for the fourth straight time, 98-83 on Tuesday night.Trailing 45-40 at halftime, the Wizards dominated a quarter that cost them a few games last season. They forced New York to miss 16 of 22 shots while limiting Anthony to just 2 for 6 from the floor.Washington broke open the game with a 14-0 run in the quarter, when it outscored New York 32-15.“I thought we established our defense. We picked up our pressure,” said Pierce, who had eight points in the period.“I think we did a great job of mixing up our coverages on (Anthony) at times. I was putting pressure on him. Then when he moved, Otto (Porter) had a chance to guard him. A number of guys that gave him different looks.”Kevin Seraphin came off the bench and had 15 points for Washington, which won its third straight game. Backup guard Andre Miller added 12 points.Iman Shumpert had 19 points for the Knicks (2-2), who had won their last two games. Anthony chipped in 18 points despite shooting 8 for 23 from the floor.“I thought they sped us up tonight on the offensive end, took us kind of out of our rhythm, our flow of offense,” Anthony said. “I think that was a big key, especially coming out in that third quarter. They made their run in the third quarter and seemed to take control of the game.”The Wizards swept the series last season and haven’t lost to New York since April 9, 2013.After Amare Stoudemire’s layup made it 56-all with 6:33 remaining in the third, Pierce started Washington’s run with a 19-foot jumper. After John Wall’s free throw, the Wizards started to pull away on a 3-pointer by Temple and a finger roll layup from Wall that extended the lead to 64-56 with 3:19 left.Backup center Seraphin then hit a pair of jumpers to extend the lead to 70-56 with 1:13 left to play in the quarter before Tim Hardaway Jr. stopped the run with a jumper with 51 seconds left in the period.New York missed 10 shots from the field and committed three turnovers during its scoreless drought. “We wanted to take them out of the triangle. Make them catch the ball in places we wanted them to catch the ball in,” Temple said.The Knicks drew within 77-71 with 7:53 play after Shumpert’s fourth 3-pointer of the night, but Seraphin and Miller added a pair of baskets that pushed the lead back up to 81-71 with 6:56 to go.“In the third quarter, they wanted it more than we did to start that third quarter and it was tough to get the momentum back after they got control of it,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said.(ADRY TORRES)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Weymouth and Digby Offices Closed

first_imgThe Registry of Motor Vehicles office in Digby, and the Land Registration Office in Weymouth have closed for today, Jan. 27, due to weather and road conditions. People who need services should go to the Middleton Registry of Motor Vehicles at 61 Main St. Some services are available online at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/access/online-services.asp. -30-last_img

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Hrithiks Super 30 gets a decent start

first_imgMumbai: Hrithik Roshan’s new film “Super 30”, which has the Bollywood Greek God trying to do a deglam turn, had a decent start on its opening day, minting over Rs 11 crore in the domestic market according to trade reports. “‘Super 30’ has a decent Day 1. Business picked up at metros/urban centres (Mumbai and South specifically) towards evening. Mass pockets are ordinary/dull. Should witness growth on Day 2 and 3. Sustaining and proving its mettle on weekdays crucial. Friday – Rs 11.83 crore. India business,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Saturday about the film that hit the screens on Friday. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot The film was expected to take a big start since it was the solo Hindi release of the week, and it was superstar Hrithik’s first release since Kaabil in January 2017. The movie, based on the life of Patna-based educationist and founder of the ‘Super 30’ programme Anand Kumar, seems to have appealed to the big-city markets more than the mass audience. “I could bring Anand Kumar alive on screen only because our writer Sanjeev Dutta penned his character so well,” Hrithik tweeted on Friday.last_img read more

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Wife paramour set husband on fire

first_imgKolkata: A woman allegedly killed her husband with her paramour’s help at Arambag in Hooghly on Sunday.According to sources, on Monday morning, local residents found a foul smell was emitting from the house of Lakshmi Pramanik (36) at Daharkunda in Arambag. When checked the house they saw his wife Moyna was sleeping in the other room of the house with her two children. When her neighbours woke her up and inquired about the foul smell, she said some rat might have died in the house. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBut some of her neighbours had doubts on her and they inquired where was Lakshmi. Due to pressure created by the neighbours, Moyna opened the door of the room where Lakshmi slept on Sunday night. As soon as the door opened the smell became stronger. When some neighbours went inside and they saw Lakshmi’s burnt body. When they asked Moyna if she knew anything about the the incident, she denied. Smelling a rat neighbouirs informed the police. After the police recovered the body and sent it for autopsy, they started questioning Moyna. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayDuring the investigation cops found some ambiguity in her statement. Also, from local residents police came to know that approximately a week ago Moyna suddenly disappeared and returned after a few days. Suspecting something fishy, sleuths grilled Moyna and she broke down and admitted that she murdered Lakshmi to continue with her extramarital affair with a person identified as Jhantu Dolui of the same area. She called Dolui on Sunday night after Lakshmi slept. Later, they tied him to the bed and stuffed a piece of cloth in his mouth and set him on fire. After knowing the details, police detained Dolui as well. He also confessed to the crime both of them were arrested on Monday afternoon. They will be produced before the Arambag Court on Tuesday with an appeal for police custody.last_img read more

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Stock options to be taxed more like regular income under new federal

OTTAWA — Executives at big established companies who get paid with large stock grants will owe more in tax under changes promised in the new federal budget.Under the current rules, employee stock option benefits are taxed at half the normal rate of personal income — the same rate as capital gains.The plan announced in the federal budget Tuesday will put a $200,000 annual cap on the stock-option grants that get the preferential treatment, for employees of large firms.The government plans to exclude start-ups and rapidly growing businesses from the cap, to allow them to use potentially lucrative stock options as a tool to attract and reward employees without necessarily paying big salaries.“We will take action to limit the benefit of the stock option deduction for executives of large, long-established corporations — while ensuring that everyday employees aren’t affected, and that start-ups and emerging Canadian businesses can continue to grow, attract talent, and create more good jobs,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said.The government said the rationale for preferential tax treatment of employee stock options is to support younger and growing businesses and that it does not believe that they should be used as compensation for executives of large, mature companies only because they come with favourable tax treatment.Further details of the plan are expected to be released in the summer.Bruce Ball, vice-president for taxation at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, said the details of the plan will be key.“The have to figure out exactly which companies the new rules will apply to and which ones they don’t,” Ball said. “There are references to start-up companies and growth companies and there are references to mature companies at the other end, so I think we’ll need some sort of clarification in the middle.”The Liberals set themselves up similarly in their 2017 budget, promising changes to restrict the use of private corporations by professionals such as doctors to get better tax treatment for their incomes, with details to come. When Morneau released those details the following summer, the angry reaction ultimately caused the government to back down.The government noted the change to the taxes on stock options will only apply to options granted in the future and will not apply to those granted before the announcement of legislation to implement the new plan.Employee stock options allow workers to buy shares of their employers at a set price, which might be less than the market price.In their 2015 campaign platform, the Liberals had promised to set a cap on how much could be claimed through the stock option deduction.Craig Wong, The Canadian Press read more

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DR Congo UNbacked health insurance plan provides coverage for refugees

28 December 2009A $6,000-per-month United Nations investment in a pioneering health care scheme is paying significant dividends for nearly 1,500 refugees living in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who fled neighbouring countries. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spends just $30 a month for each refugee family, up to seven or eight people, on a life-saving medical insurance plan administered by the Bureau Diocésain des Ouvres Médicales. Under that plan, which was established in 1978 and covers 2 million people in Kinshasa, refugees in the Congolese capital are assigned to a health centre close to home for primary care and can be referred to a major hospital, for more complicated treatment.UNHCR joined the BDOM system this year after an extensive evaluation of refugees’ complaints about the quality of medical services they received.“Now that half of all refugees are living in cities, we are having to look at more innovative ways of delivering services to them,” said Paul Spiegel, head of UNHCR Public Health and HIV Section. “The health insurance programme in Kinshasa may be one example we will want to consider duplicating for refugees in other major cities,” he added.Local health care experts say the system is more efficient, with less bureaucracy and more focus on the health of the patients, and refugees are not only assured medical treatment but are free from discrimination when they arrive at the hospital. read more

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Social sciences play vital role in tackling environmental challenges says UNESCO report

The 2013 World Social Science Report takes stock of the “unprecedented and staggering environmental challenges” facing society and their potentially devastating consequences on the well-being of people worldwide, according to a news release issued by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“Global environmental change impacts everything for everyone on this planet: life support systems, livelihoods, ways of life, actions and interactions,” said the agency, which published the report along with the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).It added that problems encountered by individuals and communities struggling with social, economic and political crises, persistent poverty, increasing inequalities and social discontent are already exacerbated by environmental change.The 600-page report, which will be launched on Friday at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, features articles by more than 150 leading experts from all over the world and represents the full gamut of social science subjects: anthropology, economics, development studies, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.The issues presented in the report highlight the need to draw on the social sciences to bring about the economic and behavioural changes required to achieve sustainability. To this end, the report issues an urgent call to action to the international scientific community. “Social scientists need to collaborate more effectively with colleagues from the natural, human and engineering sciences to deliver knowledge that can help address the most pressing of today’s environmental problems and sustainability challenges,” said UNESCO. “And they need to do so in close collaboration with decision-makers, practitioners and the other users of their research.”The report urges a new approach to social science that is bold enough to reframe and reinterpret global environmental change as a fundamentally social process; better in terms of incorporating social science insights into problem-solving; and bigger in terms of the need for more social scientists to address the challenges of global environmental change.The new approach should also be different by changing the way the social sciences view and practice science to help meet current complex interdisciplinary challenges, UNESCO added. read more

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Sudan is committed to dialogue and will knock on every door in

He reaffirmed his Government’s unswerving commitment to the UN Charter and dialogue within the international community on such issues as international justice and the fight against impunity through mechanisms that are not selective and not politicized. “In our eyes, it is clear that the Rome Statute, which created the International Criminal Court,” rather than dispensing justice, hampers efforts to achieve peace. “One has to differentiate between justice and politicization of justice,” he said, stressing that achieving peace requires cooperation and hard work. “We are going to knock on every door” in pursuit peace, he said, adding that dialogue is the only solution. In that light, Sudan is today strengthening its social fabric and rebuilding the country. “Thanks to God, the Government and the people of my country, Darfur has become a safe region, where peace and security prevail,” and which UN has witnessed, he noted. His Government reiterates its call for the withdrawal of the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). “There are no more reasons for its presence,” he said, adding that its forces could be better employed elsewhere to ensure that the served to consolidate peace in other parts of the world. He also called for the removal of sanctions against his country and the writing off of its billions of dollars in foreign debt, which was hampering Sudan’s economic capabilities and ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. read more

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Growth and Innovation Fund

In November 2010, government announced in its skills strategy paper, Skills for Sustainable Growth, the establishment of a Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF) of up to £50 million a year. Government have produced a prospectus setting out how eligible organisations can apply to the investment element of GIF, with employer-led proposals to raise skill levels and business performance. The investment fund has up to £25 million available in each of the next two financial years for applications in response to this prospectus, which invites applications under three strands: Best Market Solutions, National Skills Academies and Joint Investment Programme. Government intends to invite applications to the investment fund annually from 2011 through to 2013.DOWNLOAD REPORTClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Bus driver nabbed with ganja cocaine at Mabura

…24.9 kilograms cannabis, 200 grams cocaine found in vehicle transporting passengers to LethemA bus driver of Tabatinga, Lethem is now in custody of the Police after he was, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, found with a large quantity of cannabis and cocaine in his possession.The 55-year-old man was said to be transporting passengers to Lethem at the time of the discovery. He was attempting to pass through a checkpoint at the Mabura Police Station, Linden at around 04:00hrs.The 24.9 kilograms of cannabis and 200 grams of cocaine that were unearthedThis publication understands that the vehicle was thoroughly searched by ranks, acting on a tipoff, and the 24.9 kilograms of cannabis and 200 grams of cocaine were unearthed.The minibus that was stopped and searched at a Police checkpoint at Mabura Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLethem bus driver remanded for trafficking cocaine, cannabisOctober 3, 2017In “Court”Man wrapped in over 1000 grams of ganja heading to Mahdia bustedApril 27, 2018In “Crime”Kwakwani resident arrested with 1654 grams cannabisDecember 3, 2017In “Crime” As such, the man was questioned about the discovery and later taken into Police custody, where investigations are still being conducted.He is being processed for Court.The suspect in custody read more

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Russia and Argentina get victories in Moscow

← Previous Story Javier Sabate leads Veszprem until June 2017! Next Story → Slovenia demolish Croatia without Duvnjak – 32:17 argentinaBelarusehf euroehf euro 2016 polandNetherlandsrussiarutenka Argentina beat Belarus for 29-28 on the opening match of the Orthodox Christmas Tournament in Moscow, Russia. The conducted by Eduardo Gallardo obtained their second victory against the Europeans in less than three months as they had already beat them in the Provident Cup in Hungary last November (30-23). Russia defeated the Netherlands for 35-28.The South American team traveled to the Russian capital without some of their key players, such as Diego and Sebastián Simonet, Nantes’ goalkeeper Matías Schulz and team captain Gonzalo Carou, but that did not make it less dangerous. The first half finished 15-13 for Argentina, which had a very good performance despite the constant rotation of the line-up. A characteristic tough defence and the dynamic on the attack were key for the victory for Gallardo’s squad.Siarhei Rutenka’s 9 goals were not enough to change the result on the second half and the Argentinians were able to keep up the pace of the match to reach the last minutes with a two goal lead. A last minute save by Fernando García and a goal by 23-year-old centre-back Julian Souto Cueto (top scorer for Argentina with 5 goals) sentenced the match. The negative aspect was the injury of Juan Pablo Fernández, who sprained his right knee, the extent of the injury will be further determined after examinations in Buenos Aires, but he will miss the rest of the tournament.While Yuri Shevtsov’s team is wrapping up the preparation for the upcoming EHF Euro in Poland, where they will be on group B together with Croatia, Iceland and Norway; Argentina will take full advantage of these matches to prepare for the Pan American Champíonship (qualifier for France 2017) in June in Buenos Aires.Julian Souto Cueto in action against Belarus.Later on, Russia took a victory for 35-28 against the Netherlands. The home team is also finalizing details ahead of the EHF Euro, where they will be part of group D along with Denmark, Hungary and Montenegro. The top scorer of the match was Valentin Kovalyov with 8 goals. Tomorrow, Belarus will play against the Netherlands at 15hs, while Dmitri Torgovanov’s team will face Argentina at 17hs (Moscow time) in a rematch of last year’s encounter on the World Championship in Qatar, when the South Americans obtained a 30-27 victory to reach the eight finals.Photo credit: http://www.rushandball.ru/ read more

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Tatran Presov and ABC UMinho close EHF CL 201617 list

The winners of the two VELUX EHF Champions League qualifications tournaments are Portuguese champions ABC UMinho and Slovak best team Tatran Presov.Slovakians won tournament final over Slovenian RK Gorenje Velenje 23:21 in front of home fans in Presov, while Portuguese team managed to beat Austrian Bregenz Handball 33:32.ABC UMinho will join Group D with HBC Nantes, Team Tvis Holstebro, HC Motor Zaporoże, Besiktas JK and Dinamo Bucharest.Slovaks will play in Group C against  Naturhouse La Rioja, Metalurg Skopje, Chekhovskie Medvedi,  Montpellier Handball and Elverum Handball. ← Previous Story IHF SUPER GLOBE 2016: Fuchse Berlin step closer to defend title Next Story → “Cologne is forgotten” – Voices before PSG – Kielce clash in Doha

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Fresh Firefox OS screen mockups leaked

first_imgYou may have seen the images of the Firefox Marketplace that leaked out recently. Those have now been joined by a fresh batch of screen mockups of the operating system itself, as Firefox OS steams ahead toward its public launch.Brazilians will get first crack at Mozilla’s fledgling OS when it arrives on their shores early in 2013, and they’ll be treated to something that looks a bit more like what you see above than previous peeks offered up by the Foundation.Soft gradients abound, but there’s signs that Mozilla is going to clutter up the experience with skeumorphism. It also looks as though Mozilla is pushing for FM radio support — a good move, since customers in the emerging markets it wants to target will no doubt appreciate a streaming music alternative that doesn’t require a data plan from a mobile carrier.Don’t like the look of the perfectly round icons on the home screen? Don’t forget that Firefox OS is totally open source. You’ll be able to dive right in and modify the underlying code to customize things any way you see fit — in much the same way that you can tinker with Firefox’s userchrome.css file to personalize your browser.Regardless of how much you like or dislike this latest round of mockups, it’s important to remember that they’re not the actual OS. What we ultimately get to poke at next year may wind up looking dramatically different. But since the code will be out in the open, we’ll get additional glimpses between now and launch day.More at Soren Hentzschel’s Bloglast_img read more

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ConocoPhillips To Begin 1 billion North Slope Oil Development This Winter

first_imgThe development plan is for up to 48 wells, and the company says it anticipates production of up to 40,000 barrels per day. The project is expected to employ up to 700 workers. The Greater Mooses Tooth 2  is a satellite drill site and the second project proposed to be developed in the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit, in the Northeast NPR-A on the North Slope. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ConocoPhillips approved the funding for the roughly $1 billion development project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), on October 25. GMT2 will begin construction in the winter of 2018/2019, with the first oil planned for 2021. ConocoPhillips announced on October 9 that the Greater Mooses Tooth 1 drill site in the NPR-A had achieved first oil production ahead of schedule on October 5.last_img read more

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