Datia on high alert after patient’s death

first_imgDatia district health officials are on high alert after the death of a 52-year-old man due to persistent fever, and increase in fever cases in both government and private hospitals.According to an official, Imat Singh, a patient with high fever for the last five days, was admitted at the Datia District hospital on Monday morning. “On his arrival, the patient was administered an injection to bring his fever under control. In the evening, another injection was given to him. However, this time the patient collapsed,” Pradeep Upadhyay, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Datia district told The Hindu over telephone.The news of death of Imat Singh, a cousin of district Congress vice-president Sarnam Singh Rajput, spread like wildfire, said an official.In the meantime, the family members of the deceased alleged that he died due to administration of wrong injection. A few other patients undergoing treatment with symptoms of high fever and headache in the hospital panicked and fled, said Dr. Upadhyay.He said the condition of nine other patients with similar symptoms is under control. The CMHO has also dismissed allegations of wrong treatment. Dr. Upadhyay also denied media reports suggesting use of a single syringe to treat 25 patients by the hospital staff.last_img read more

Holland outplay India in Hamburg Masters opener

first_imgIndia started their campaign at the BDO Hamburg Masters hockey tournament on a disappointing note, losing 3-6 to world number three Holland at the Ulhenhoster hockey Club in Hamburg, Germany.Bob de Voogd (9th minute), Robbert Kemperman (17th), Jeroen Hertzburger (22nd), Klaas Vermeulen (34th), Mink ven der Weerden (46th) and Constantijn Jonker (60th Min) were the goal-scorers for the Dutch side, while the Indian marksmen were Dhananjay Mahadik (18th), Sandeep Singh (43rd) and Ravi Pal (52nd).India will next play world number two and Olympic champions Germany, who beat Japan 5-3 in another match on Friday.Against Holland, India started the encounter in a lethargic fashion, which resulted in numerous unforced errors in the deep defence.Except for Sardar Singh, who played his heart out, Indian defenders wore a sorry look as the Dutch caught them on the wrong footing with frequent position interchange and quick passes.The continuous pressure by the Dutch forwardline yielded result in the ninth minute when de Voogd scored in the ninth minute from a Verga cross.Eight minutes later, Kemperman encashed on a pass from a turnover in the Indian midfield to make it 2?0.India, however, reduced the margin in the next minute from their first short corner when captain Mahadik slotted the home to the Dutch goalkeeper’s left with a carpet flick.But Holland fired back in the 22nd and 34th minutes with goals from Hertzburger and Vermeulen to go into the breather with an impressive 4-1 lead.Eight minutes into the second half, India pulled another back when drag-flciker Sandeep Singh scored from their second penalty corner.advertisementBut India’s comeback hopes dashed when Mink ven der Weerden made it 5-2 in the 46th minute from Holland’s third penalty corner.Shortly after the goal, Tushar Khandker missed the target with a reverse flick off a Ravi Pal pass.Ravi Pal then scored in the 52nd minute to make it 5-3 and give India glimmer of a hope.But it was not to be India’s day as Holland completed their tally when Jonker scored after he was set up by Vermeulen in the 60th minute to pocket full three points from the high-scoring encounter.last_img read more

Kutxa Douses Panathinaikos, 82-78

first_imgIn a thrilling playoff clash that came down to the final seconds – twice! – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz edged Panathinaikos Athens 82-78 after overtime in Game 2 of their Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series at Fernando Buesa Arena on Friday night. Laboral now leads the best-of-five affair 2-0, but the action moves to the Greek capital next week for Game 3 – and, if necessary, Game 4. Labaoral was missing several key players – including ace defender Adam Hanga who was hurt in Game 1, and Coach Velimir Perasovic mostly stuck to a six-man rotation. Nevertheless, Laboral led by 2 at halftime and extended its advantage to 10 early in the fourth quarter. Panathinaikos fought back and tied it on a late three-pointer by Dimitris Diamantidis to eventually send the game to overtime. Ioannis Bourousis put Laboral in front, but it wasn’t decided until Miroslav Raduljica missed a shot in the paint with 10 seconds left and Darius Adams iced the game from the line for the hosts. Adams made 5 of 11 shots from behind the arc and finished with 24 points to lead the winners. Bertans made 4 of 7 threes to score 15, Bourousis added 14 points and 9 rebounds, Mike James totaled 13 and 9 and Kim Tillie added 10 points. Diamantidis led the Greens with 17 points and 6 assists, Elliot Williams scored 12, Ognjen Kuzmic 11 and Raduljica 10. James posted 10 rebounds and blocked 2 shots as Panathinaikos outrebounded Laboral 39-51.The Greens displayed great passing early and Raduljica found a cutting Sasha Pavlovic for a slam. Adams picked up where he left off in Game 1 with a three-pointer, but Raduljica stepped up with a hook shot and free throws, with a Williams layup in between. Gist showed the Greens’ confidence with a rejection of Bourousis. The hosts tied it through as second Adams triple and Tillie free throws. Nick Calathes’s floater put Panathinaikos up 8-10, but Tillie finished a layup-plus-foul to tie it again. Tillie rose high to reject Williams, however the ball bounced to Marquez Haynes who scored for the visitors. After the TV timeout, Bertans drained a catch-and-shoot triple. Panathinaikos led again after Kuzmic’s three-point play off a pick-and-roll with Diamantidis. The point guard added a jumper and then Haynes fed Raduljica on the pick-and-roll to make it 13-19. Kuzmic capped a 0-9 run by putting back his own miss. James drained a triple to end the quarter at 16-21.Second quarter: James’s big buckets give Laboral the leadThe difference was down to 3 after Tillie scored a minute into the quarter. Then Bertans came off a screen and buried a triple to tie it at 21-21. After Pavlovic split free throws, James’s dunk gave the host their first lead, 23-22. James Feldeine countered with a jumper and then drilled a triple as Panathinaikos regained control. Jaka Blazic’s wild jumper and foul kept Laboral close before Gist scored inside. After a jumper by Ilimane Diop, Tillie recorded another block and Adams tied things at 29-29 midway through the quarter. Haynes countered with a three-pointer, but James took a steal in for a slam. Williams scored with a put-back, but Bourousis netted a hook for his first points. Adams split free throws to even things, but it did not last long as Raduljica scored inside on the next play. However a Bourousis slam made it 36-36 and James’s jumper gave Laboral a 2-point edge at halftime.Third quarter: After falling behind by 9, Greens trim the gapBertans hit his third three-pointer at the start of the second half. Diamantidis sliced into the Laboral defense for a layup before back-to-back threes by Adams and Bourousis gave the home team a comfortable 47-38 cushion. Diamantidis took charge with a pull-up three, but essentially gave it back by fouling Bertans on a long three-point attempt and the forward made the resulting 3 shots. Raduljica swished a jumper from the foul line to make it 50-43 midway through the quarter. Diamantidis went behind the back to set up Gist for a slam. The forward missed a chance to further trim the deficit when he missed 2 free throws. But free throws by Diamantidis made it a 3-point game. Adams and Diamantidis matched foul shots. Blazic also sank free throws, but Antonis Fotsis’s tip in brought Panathinaikos within 54-51 in the closing seconds of the quarter.Fourth quarter: Diamantidis saves the GreensBertans knocked down his fourth three-pointer and Tillie grabbed an offensive rebound and fed James for a slam. The difference was double figure after Bourousis rejected Williams to ignite a fast break that James finished with a layup. Gist scored for the Greens, but a foul and then a technical for arguing by Pavlovic made the arena sing even louder. However Kuzmic’s hook and a Diamantidis three silenced the crowd at 62-58 with six minutes to go. Diop fouled out, but Tillie scored to keep Laboral in control. Raduljica was called for flopping and Bourousis made the resulting free throw. Kuzmic dunked in transition to make it 65-60 with three minutes to play, but an Adams three gave the hosts an 8-point advantage. Williams revived the Greens with a three, but Tillie made a wild layup to keep Laboral in charge. Williams kept Panathinaikos in the hunt with a drive to get within 70-65 with 80 seconds remaining. Kuzmic free throws got the visitors within 3 with 44 seconds on the clock, but Adams blew the lid off the arena with a pull-up three with 30 seconds left, but after a timeout, Haynes answered in suit and Panathinaikos forced an 8-second turnover to get the ball back with 13 seconds remaining. Diamantidis buried a triple off one leg with 8 seconds left to even the score at 73-73. James was stopped on his way to the hoop and the game went to an extra session.Overtime: Bourousis, Adams lift the home teamBourousis sank a hook to put Laboral back in front. He then drew Kuzmic’s fifth foul and split free throws. Calathes rescued the Greens with a reverse layup, but Bourousis tacked on 2 more free throws. After a bizarre Panathinaikos turnover – Diamantidis lost the ball when he collided into Williams, Adams dunked on the break for a 5-point advantage. Williams split free throws to make it 80-76 with just over a minute to go. The Greens’ defense rose to the occasion again and Williams fast break slam made it a 2-point game with 48 seconds on the clock. After stopping Bourousis, Raduljica missed from close range with 10 seconds left and Adams sank 2 free throws to ice the game with 5.1 seconds left.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ramesh Powar replaces Tushar Arothe as coach of Indian women’s cricket team

first_imgFormer India off-spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed Head Coach of the Indian Women’s Team till the World T20. Powar replaced Tushar Arothe, who stepped down after alleged differences with senior players in the team.Powar, 40, played two Tests and 31 ODIs for India from 2004 to 2007. He was named interim coach after Arothe resigned in July.Last month, Arothe was forced to resign after a few senior players wanted his ouster. The players were apparently not happy with Arothe’s training methods.READ – Furious Tushar Arothe reacts after resigning as India women’s cricket coach”It was almost final after the last meeting of CoA with the senior players. BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim and CEO Rahul Johri were also present.There has been adverse reports about his coaching methods from players, selectors and even the team manager,” a senior BCCI official had told news agency PTI on condition of anonymity.PTI had also reported that ODI captain Mithali Raj and Twenty20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur did not have good things to say about Arothe’s coaching methods when the BCCI bigwigs sought their feedback.Powar has now been named head coach and has been handed over full time duties till 30th November, 2018. According to a BCCI press release, Powar’s “term will include the tour to Sri Lanka in September, a bilateral series in West Indies in October followed by the ICC Women’s World T20 in West Indies in November.”last_img read more

Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma Now 1-2-3 In ESPN’s FPI

first_imgA closeup of Bob Stoops wearing an Oklahoma Sooners visor.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 5: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops talks on the field before the game against the Akron Zips September 5, 2015 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Akron 41-3.(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Big 12 was the only major conference without a playoff participant last year, but in 2015, it certainly looks like history will not repeat itself. The league currently has three undefeated teams – Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State – and a fourth, Oklahoma, with just one loss. Furthermore, as you’ll see below, the conference now has the three top spots in ESPN’s FPI. Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma are 1-2-3. Ohio State is the highest-ranked non-Big 12 school, at No. 4. Oklahoma State is No. 14.Here’s a reminder of what the FPI measures.The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.Alabama is currently the top-ranked SEC squad. USC, at 5-3, is the highest Pac-12 team, at No. 5. Clemson, the ACC’s top dog, is No. 7.espn FPI baylor tcu oklahomaWhat do you think, college football fans? How accurate is this tool?last_img read more

How to Choose the Right Belt (Plus Giveaway!)

first_img 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling You may know the belt experts over at Beltology for their work in creating an innovative belt that is both stylish and comfortable (especially since we covered them here). Crafted from various materials, every belt is interwoven with stretch to allow for an adjustable fit every time. With over 40 styles in their new spring and summer collections, it’s only fitting that we go to the experts to help us debunk a few common belt misconceptions. Tips For The Right Belt For Every Occasion: If you’re unsure which belt to wear when, Beltology co-founders Andrew Heffernan and Anna Lundberg are here to help debunk a few antiquated belt myths that may be effecting your style and comfort.  MYTH: Put Your Belt on Last: Your belt does not have to be an afterthought. Select a belt and then build your outfit around the style, color, and material. A belt can have enough personality to define a look or can can be used as a subtle way to provide detail to an otherwise bland outfit. See the Thermal in Navy as way to spice things up. MYTH: Black and Brown Leather Belts Go With Everything: Don’t limit yourself to black and brown there are many other neutrals that are just as versatile. Consider the Litmus Leather in Grey as a great intro and then expand into a few more adventurous leather colorways.  MYTH: Always Match Your Belt With Your Shoes: A recent survey revealed 65% of men believe you should match your shoes with your belt. Our answer to this outdated style rule is to stay tonal- try to match your belt with your pants. Colors should be a transition item between your shirt and pants. While we’re at it, no need to perfectly “match” colors, different shades of the same color can look just as polished. The Interface in Black is a great bring a more modern look to your traditional black suit.  MYTH: A Leather Belt Is the Only Option For Formalwear: Approach a belt like a tie. Not every tie has to be silk to be considered dressed up. Likewise, not every belt needs to be leather. Natural textures are a subtle way to show your personality. Consider wool, waxed cotton, linen and rayon to spice things up. Check out the Double Helix waxed cotton belt in brown for a new way to look smart. Remember, no matter the material, each Beltology belt is woven with stretch fibers. MYTH: All Belts Need Pre-Punched Holes: That thinking should stay in the Bronze Age when belts were first invented. Today, Beltology’s manufacturing capabilities and premium fabric options provide a much better fit by allowing the prong to pass threw any section of the belt strap.You demand everything else in your wardrobe to fit perfectly, so why not your belt? Try the Basis in Black if you need help getting started. Now that you know the rules, click below for a chance to win one of Beltology’s stylish waist cinchers. Giveaway ends April 18th. The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

MSMEs for more refund action at statelevel less paperwork

first_imgNew Delhi: The micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector has hailed Centre’s move to quicken refunds of GST claims but expect more measures to cut down processing time. They have demanded more action at state-level to clear pending refunds and reduce paper work which continues to be a painful exercise. “Most small firms are under the jurisdiction of state tax officials who process their refunds for both CGST and SGST. Not much action has been so far seen in states. On its part, the Centre has expedited the process but we have not seen the same speed at state level,” said Animesh Saxena, President of Federation of Indian Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME). Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAs part of measures to boost economy and lift business sentiment, Finanace Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had on August 23 said that all the pending GST refunds that are due to MSMEs till now will be executed within the period of 30 days. Fresh claims of refunds will be settled in 60 days in order to ensure working capital is not blocked. Smaller firms and traders with annual turnover below Rs 1.5 crore are under the administrative control of state tax department and the remaining 10 per cent with the Centre. The large taxpayers with annual turnover above Rs 1.5 crore turnover is divided equally in the ratio of 50 per cent each for the central and the state tax administration. As on July, 2019 there were 1.22 crore businesses registered with Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN). Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostBharat Garg, Managing Director, JK Metal Industries and also former president of Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that refunds are processed in 30 days even now once the papers are filed online as required by the Tax Department. But the problem lies in collating and matching of all the documents. “The procedure to get refunds from the government is still painful. There is so much harassment. All the documents are now filed online but still we are required to give hard copy. It takes a lot of labour and time to get all the papers together. If I talk about my business, I haven’t got refunds for the last 13 months. If my funds are tied up with government it means crores and crores of rupees. Funds of so many MSMEs are tied up. This is another reason why there is slowdown,” he said. Small businesses which have been severely impacted by the double blow of demonetisation and GST are facing severe liquidity crunch. Any delay in the refunds of their claims worsen their working capital position. They have, therefore, demanded speedy refunds. “Government is talking about digital India and transformation. If it is so then why can’t the refunds be cleared in 10 days,” said Chandrakant Salunkhe, founder and president of SME Chamber of India.last_img read more

Global Lyme Alliance Hosts 2nd Annual New York Gala

first_imgGlobal Lyme Alliance (GLA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to the research and education of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, today announced its second annual “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” Gala raised nearly $3 million.Yolanda Hadid, Bella Hadid, Mohamed HadidCredit/Copyright: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesThe funding will assist GLA in its mission to conquer Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.The October 13 gala, attended by more than 700 supporters at Cipriani 42nd Street, honored – Bella Hadid, International Supermodel – Heather Glass, Designer and Retail Executive – Arthur J. Mirante II, Principal and Tri-State President of Avison Young – Karen Peetz, President of BNY Mellon – for their active roles in driving awareness of Lyme disease and their commitment to finding a more accurate diagnostic test. Rosanna Scotto, co-anchor of FOX 5 Good Day New York, hosted the event.Celebrated event planner Lawrence Scott donated and designed the decor for the event, which featured a mix of elegant silver tablecloths and black patent leather tablecloths, matched with silver lamps acting as table centerpieces, surrounded by fresh flowers. Scott is equally known for producing spectacular one-of-a-kind events as he is for his philanthropic endeavors. With a long standing commitment to the community and decades of support for charity, Scott is viewed just as much as a philanthropist as he is a legendary events planner. He donates events services to over 30 charities annually – the Global Lyme Alliance being one of them.Part of what sets Scott’s style apart is his innate understanding of his guests and making everyone feel included. To him it is all about the mix — the high and the low, the formal and the relaxed — that comes together to make a truly standout celebration. And as they say, timing is everything. All of Lawrence Scott Events’ services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event.“This year’s gala represents a tremendous step forward for us, and we’re excited to build on this momentum as we continue working to conquer Lyme disease,” said GLA CEO Scott Santarella. “We are truly grateful to have had such tremendous support this year. From our honorees, to our co-chairs, donors, and everyone else who played a role in making this event successful, we are so thankful.”Co-Chairs for the event were Carlos Brito and Sabine Chalmers, Anheuser-Busch InBev; Christopher Corrinet, CBRE; Matthew Glass, Texby Associates, Inc.; Yolanda Hadid, Actress & TV star; Ally Hilfiger, Advocate & Fashion Designer; Dee & Tommy Hilfiger; Mitti Liebersohn and Anthony Lopresti, Avison Young; Brian Ruane, BNY Mellon; Andrew Saunders, Saunders & Associates; Larry Scott, Lawrence Scott Events.The ceremony was followed by special performances from musical guests, including Grammy award winning artist, Rob Thomas, and New York City-based trio, ThirdStory.The Gala was also attended by Mohamed Hadid, Lew Leone, Klaus Kleinfeld, Marisol Thomas, Peter Brant, Jr., Ping Hue, Evander Holyfield, Jr., and many others.Everyone is susceptible to Lyme and is just one tick bite away from contracting the disease. Cases of Lyme have been reported in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, making it a health crisis with worldwide impact. Additionally, current diagnostic tests for Lyme disease are inaccurate in more than fifty percent of Lyme patients, leading to both failed and misdiagnoses.The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982. 329,000 people in the United States alone contract Lyme disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.last_img read more

Olympic Message Of Peace Is Universal

first_imgAs the world comes together for the Winter Olympics, which kicked off Friday in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on everyone to recognize and promote the Games’ universal message of peace and tolerance.“The Olympic spirit allows people to be together, from all over the world, to respect each other, to assert the values of tolerance, of mutual understanding that are the basic elements for peace to be possible,” Mr. Guterres told journalists in Pyeongchang.Obviously, in the present context, he said, there is a lot of attention for this message of peace in relation to the Korean Peninsula, but the Olympic message of peace is not local.“It is universal. It’s for the world. It is valued in Korea as it is valued everywhere where we struggle to try to address the many complex conflicts that we are facing,” he said.The UN chief also extended his appreciation and pride to be at the Winter Olympics and highlighted the cooperation between UN and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as the values for which the IOC and its sister organization, the International Paralympic Committee, stand.The Winter Olympics opened last week with cultural and artistic performances as well as the customary parade of athletes, which was the delegations from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea under one flag, carried together by a sportsperson from each team.last_img read more

SNCLavalin reports 781M Q1 profit revenue up on Atkins deal last year

first_imgMONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $78.1 million as its revenue climbed with the acquisition of British engineering firm WS Atkins last year.The company says the profit amounted to 44 cents per diluted share for the quarter, down from $89.7 million or 60 cents per diluted share a year ago.Revenue totalled $2.43 billion, up from $1.85 billion.On an adjusted basis, SNC says it earned $136 million or 77 cents per share, up from $105.1 million or 70 cents per share a year ago.SNC’s adjusted profit from its engineering and construction business amounted to 51 cents per share, up from 40 cents per share a year ago.SNC completed its acquisition of WS Atkins last summer for roughly $3.6 billion.Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC)last_img

Long Weekend Fun

The start to the August long weekend is just about perfect. Residents flocked to the beaches to catch some rays, while others went shopping in search of a bargain.A drop in the Canadian dollar and congestion along the QEW made the first day of the long weekend far from perfect.Port Dalhouise in St. Catharines was packed with beachgoers.Anyone looking to get out of town to enjoy the holiday probably found themselves sitting in traffic rather than on the beach.Shoppers were also hitting the aisles at the outlet malls in Niagara in search of a bargain.While most Canadian shoppers cross the border in search of a good deal. A slumping Canadian dollar is keeping them closer to home.The Canadian dollar dropped below 77 cents earlier this week after news the Canadian economy shrank for the fifth straight month.While the news is bad for Canadians, tourists are reaping the savings.Malls like Outlet Collection at Niagara are offering deals even Canadians can’t pass up.Economists are predicting the dollar to tumble as low as 73 cents, so it will be sometime before Canadian shoppers travel south of the border. read more

Annan Organization of Islamic Conference has key role in fighting terrorism

“The OIC has a central role in devising an effective strategy to combat terrorism, not least because your Member States have themselves suffered from terrorism,” the Secretary-General said in his message to the OIC Extraordinary Foreign Minister Conference.The Secretary-General recalled that the OIC had immediately condemned the recent attacks against the United States while helping to convince the international community that “Islam and terrorism are not the same, never were and never will be.” He also urged Foreign Ministers present at the meeting to continue spreading the message of the inherently peaceful and tolerant nature of Islam.The Secretary-General emphasized that the global response to terrorism must be “truly universal and not divisive.” He pledged that the UN would continue to address the ills of hatred, ignorance, conflict and poverty wherever they are found. “But every nation and every people have a responsibility to contribute to the fight against terrorism by ensuring that differences and disputes are resolved through political means, and not through violence,” he added.Mr. Annan also called attention to the plight of innocent Afghan civilians “who cannot be held responsible for the actions of the Taliban regime.” Pointing out that they were “in desperate need of aid,” he pledged that the UN would step up its humanitarian work in Afghanistan as soon as possible. Underscoring the need for a political settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan, the Secretary-General noted that the UN is actively engaged in promoting the creation of a fully representative, multi-ethnic and broad-based Afghan Government.The message was delivered on Mr. Annan’s behalf by Ibrahim Gambari, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa. read more

FEATURE no Plan B for climate action as there is no Planet

Speaking to journalists after walking with an estimated 300,000 demonstrators on the People’s Climate March through New York City on Sunday he said the world needs to “galvanize our action” and harness the people’s “power to change.” As the clock ticks down to the Secretary-General’s much-anticipated Climate Summit at UN Headquarters two days from now, politicians, celebrities, activists and the general public marched though the city to highlight global concerns about a lack of international action to stop the deliterious effects of climate change. The People’s Climate March is part of a worldwide campaign to persuade global leaders to act decisively on the issue. Marchers created a noisy carnival atmosphere as they filed through Manhattan’s West Sida. Many were dressed in costumes associated with indigenous groups others wore protest T-shirts. One banner in the shape of a road sign warned “Climate Crisis Ahead”. Many chanted slogans, others played music. Twelve-year old Marija Borozan from New York City was on her first ever protest march. “The world matters” she said, “I want to save the environment,” she told a reporter from UN Radio. Similar climate events were reported in 2,000 locations around the world. Ricken Patel, the Executive Director of the march organizers Avaaz, said it was crucial for people to get out onto the streets. “It’s important because there’s a huge gap between the action our survival requires…and the action our Government are willing to take,” on climate change, he said. “The street is where we close that gap.” The People’s Climate March is campaigning, amongst other issues for curbs on harmful carbon emissions which contribute to global warming.“We are rushing headlong into catastrophic tipping points in our climate system,” said Mr Patel. “We need action fast to transition to a 100 per cent clean energy economy.” The UN chief joined the march with the New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio as well as the French sustainable development minister, Ségolène Royal. Mr. Ban’s Climate Summit on Tuesday, 23 September, is expected to draw more than 120 heads of State and Government to galvanize action on climate change. He said he hoped what people were saying at the march will be “truly reflected to the leaders” when they meet two days from now. “Climate change is a defining issue of our time,” he added. “There is no time to lose. If we do not take action now we will have to pay much more.” It is expected that Governments will come to the Summit with concrete initiatives and that it will provide significant momentum for a global agreement on tackling climate change. It is hoped a deal will be reached in Paris, France next year. read more

End cycle of violence in Gaza UN deputy chief tells forum on

Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, speaking at the UN Forum on the Question of Palestine on behalf of Secretary-General António Guterres, urged both Israeli forces – as well as organizers from Hamas, and other leaders of demonstrations against Israel’s decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip – to prevent all violent actions.“Today is an occasion to reflect on the costs and consequences of the 1948 War – which resulted in the mass displacement and dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes,” said Ms. Mohammad, referring to what Palestinians call “Al Naqba”, or catastrophe.She said that apart from addressing the history of the decades-long conflict, it also provided an opportunity to look ahead at what must be done to cement a lasting peace.“This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The principles and standards enshrined in the Universal Declaration should guide the search for a durable solution to the question of Palestine”, said Ms. Mohammed, adding that a solution had to be found “that must be based on international law, the legitimate aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis, as well as dialogue for reconciliation and for accountability.”In her remarks, Ms. Mohammad also cautioned against the establishment and expansion of more Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, noting that it displaced more Palestinians and was a major impediment to talks towards a two-state solution.“We must strive for a future where Israel and Palestine thrive as states in which all are equally respected, and where civil society is able to play its constructive role,” she said.“The UN will continue to support Israelis and Palestinians on the road to peace, by helping them to take the historic steps to achieve a solution of two states living side by side in peace and within secure and recognized borders with Jerusalem as the capital of both. Over the course of the next two days, I urge you all to reflect on how we can turn this vision into a reality,” she said.The two-day Forum marks the anniversary of the 1948 War and mass displacement of Palestinians, convened by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.It brings together Palestinian, Israeli and international experts, as well as representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society, to discuss how a lasting settlement can be brought about. read more

Masquerade event for the Epilepsy Foundation

first_imgIn support of the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria, Black Velvet Masquerade Evening will be hosted at Lincoln of Toorak, headlined by DJ Grant Smillie and supported by Nick Foley and Woohah DJs. Dress code is cocktail. Champagne will be served on arrival, canapes through the night. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased via website www.lincolnoftoorak.com.au/masquerade When: Friday 1 November 7.30 pm to 2.00 am Where: Lincoln of Toorak, Trak Centre, Level 2, 445 Toorak Road, Toorak For more information, contact (03) 9826 3399 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Maradona explains feud with FIFA

first_imgThe Argentinean legendary footballer says that FIFA hasn’t changed a bit under president Gianni Infantino and they treat players “like dogs.”As one of football’s historical players, Diego Armando Maradona used to captain the FIFA Legend’s programme.But former Argentina national team footballer and FIFA World Cup champion has said that the football’s governing body mistreats players.“I sent a letter to [FIFA president, Gianni] Infantino in which I resigned from (the post of) being captain of (FIFA) legends,” he told Sky Sports.“Since [former FIFA president, Sepp] Blatter and [former Argentina Football Association president, Julio] Grondona left, FIFA hasn’t changed a bit. No change,” he said.”“They put us [in a hotel room] with [former Dutch player, Marco] van Basten and another player. And they treated us as if we were little dogs that only needed to be fed and that’s it. A total lack of respect.”“That’s why I resigned. And now, I will start revealing what I know about this new FIFA,” he explained.The now Dorados de Sinaloa manager in the Mexican second division also took a jab against FIFA’s deputy general secretary Zvonimir Boban who he challenged to a boxing fight.Lautaro has a better start than Argentina’s greatest legends Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After his impressive exhibition vs Mexico last Tuesday, Lautaro Martinez officially surpassed the start of Argentina’s greatest legends.We truly can’t stress enough incredible Lautaro…“Also, I would like to say to Boban that if he wants to look good, let’s go to a [boxing] ring. He shouldn’t have come to the hotel and got angry,” Maradona said.“The worst part is that Boban was sent by someone. And this someone is Infantino. I am not a 20-year-old kid, I am 58. It hurts me because I believed in these people. Now I don’t believe them anymore.”Under Maradona, Dorados made it to the final last year, only to lose against Atletico San Luis. Right now his team is dead last in the Mexican Ascenso MX standings with only two matches played, both lost, and zero points.Regresó Diego Armando Maradona a #LaPecera ‼Galería completa aquí ➡ https://t.co/PpnZfezqlO#ConElPezHastaElFinal pic.twitter.com/Q3tHnmLi6A— #ConElPezHastaElFinal (@Dorados) February 1, 2019last_img read more

Soldotna Mayor Responds To Kenai River Water Listing

first_imgIn the letter from Mayor Anderson he states that the Soldotna City Council was not given their designated time in order to submit comments to the ADEC prior to the KRSMA Board submitting their letter on January 22. According to the ADEC, the Kenai River was listed as not meeting all water quality criteria due to increased turbidity. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Soldotna-responds-to-ADEC-letter.mp3VmJennifer-on-Soldotna-responds-to-ADEC-letter.mp300:00RPd Mayor Anderson in the letter to Ted Wellman, Chairman KRSMA Board: “It is unreasonable to ask our representative to take a position or express an opinion for the City Council without providing opportunity for our elected body to evaluate and provide feedback. In this case, there was time given that the comments were not due until January 29. As chairman, you chose not to allow comment on a letter you drafted and submitted on January 22, 2018, a full week prior to the due date.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson has drafted a letter to the Kenai River Special Management Advisory Board (KRSMAB) in response to a letter submitted by the board to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the Kenai River being listed as an impaired water body. According to Ostrander the City of Kenai was also not given the opportunity to review the letter submitted by the KRSMA Board prior to it being submitted to the ADEC, and the comments made in the letter do not reflect those of the city. Ostrander was granted permission at the Kenai City Council meeting on Wednesday, February 21 to submit his letter. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander will also be presenting a letter addressed to the ADEC in response to the Kenai River Special Management Advisory Boards comment letter that was submitted to the ADEC on January 22.last_img read more

Fakhrul wants AL govt resign

first_imgmirza fakhrul islam alamgirThe opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the Awami League government has failed to address the ongoing students’ demonstration.He asked the government to step down, given the failure to deal with the student protests. following deaths of two students and alleged mis-governance in the transport sector.The BNP leader made the demand while speaking at a press conference at the party’s central Naya Paltan office.”This illegal regime has failed to contain many incidents including road crashes. We are asking the people to join us in the anti-government protest. We demand the government resign,” he said.Mirza Fakhrul told a qustioner that the opposition party has extended its moral support to the students’ demonstration with a “logical cause”.The BNP leader pointed out that the Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader cannot deny his responsibility as well.“Who has given the licence and responsibility to the drivers? Why is there no management? There are no rules in Dhaka’s traffic system and this is because the government has no accountability,” he said.Fakhrul alleged that after failing to control the students’ ‘logical movement’, prime minister Sheikh Hasina is resorting to lies about Ziaur Rahman, late president and founder of the BNP.“We too can come up with allegation — Ziaur Rahman was killed only 17 days after Sheikh Hasina returned home,” he said, in an oblique reference to prime minister’s Sheikh Hasina’s latest allegation that Ziaur Rahman had complicity with the coup that killed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mijibur Rahman and his family members on 15 August 1975.Fakhrul insisted that Ziaur Rahman, who was killed on 30 May 1981 in another coup, was not involved in any killing.BNP standing committee members Mirza Abbas, Nazrul Islam Khan, and Goyeshor Chandra Ray, and senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were present at the press briefing.last_img read more

Explosive materials seized

first_imgMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered six kilogramme explosive making materials worth Tk 328,000 from Yusufpur Padmarchar in Charghat, Rajshahi on Wednesday, reports UNB.Tipped off, a team of BGB-1 conducted a drive in the area and recovered the explosive substance kept in a packet in an abandoned condition, said BGB-1 commanding officer Mohammad Tajul Islam.However, none was arrested in this connection as the smugglers managed to flee the scene.last_img