Terror cannot defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka Modi

first_imgColombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lanka’s top leadership including President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday and the two sides agreed that terrorism is a “joint threat” that needs collective and focussed action, weeks after the island nation witnessed the worst jihadi attack. Modi is the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka after the deadly Easter terror attacks in April. His visit is considered as a sign of India’s affirmation of solidarity with Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the attacks. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistExternal Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the two leaders discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest. A banquet was hosted in honour of Prime Minister Modi by President Sirisena. Modi also received a special gift, a replica of the Samadhi Buddha Statue, from “special friend” Sirisena. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi’s entourage made a detour to St Anthony’s church – one of the sites of the horrific Easter Sunday attacks – on their way from the airport to the Presidential Secretariat, where a red carpet welcome awaited. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceModi paid tributes to the victims of the deadly terror strikes at the church and said the “cowardly acts of terror cannot defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka”. “I am confident Sri Lanka will rise again. Cowardly acts of terror cannot defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka,” said Modi. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town of Batticaloa, and three high-end hotels frequented by tourists in the country’s deadliest violence since the devastating civil war ended in 2009. The Islamic State has claimed the attacks, but the government has blamed local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) for the bombings. After paying tributes to the victims of the Easter attacks at the Catholic church, Modi arrived at the President’s House where he was accorded a ceremonial reception. President Sirisena held an umbrella to provide cover to himself and Prime Minister Modi from rain. Modi also planted a sapling of an evergreen Ashoka tree at the President’s House. Prime Minister Modi held “fruitful discussions” with his Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe. “Assured India’s full support to further strengthen bilateral development partnership including through people-oriented projects in Sri Lanka,” Modi said after his meeting with Wickremesinghe. Modi also held an extensive meeting with the Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa and discussed the need for close collaboration between the two countries in the fields of counter-terrorism, security and economic development. A Tamil National Alliance delegation led by R Sampanthan also called on Prime Minister Modi and congratulated him on his electoral victory. Modi termed his visit to Colombo “immensely fruitful”. Modi arrived in Colombo from the Maldives where he held wide-ranging talks with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday.last_img read more

Rent spikes, gig jobs among bills facing legislative action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature faces key decisions this week, including trying to reign in police use of force, prevent rent spikes, and alter labour laws affecting workers in the gig economy. Friday is the deadline for the Assembly and Senate to pass or reject bills that originated in each chamber. If they survive, they will be considered by the opposing chamber before lawmakers adjourn in September.Some of the measures facing key votes:GIG ECONOMYCompanies like Uber and Lyft helped create the so-called gig economy. Legislation pending in the Assembly could set a clearer standard for who, exactly, is an independent contractor with a “gig” and who has the rights of a full-fledged employee.Backed by labour unions, the bill, AB5, could expand rights and benefits to workers now labeled independent contractors, in turn upending some industries. It comes amid a state Supreme Court ruling and a wave of protests that are pressing policy makers to look at the fine print of workers’ rights as the nature of work changes. The details, though, are bound to be subject to plenty more political wrangling this session.HOUSINGLegislators have said repeatedly the state is in the midst of a housing crisis. But the biggest housing bill of the session, which would have overridden local zoning rules in some areas to allow for the construction of more homes, appears to be dead for the year but could be considered next year.The Assembly has voted to reduce some of the red tape around building accessory dwelling units, or granny flats and casitas.Two other measures are awaiting Assembly votes this week: AB1482 would cap the size of rent increases for some tenants, while AB1481 would require landlords to provide a reason for evicting tenants.SHOOTINGS BY POLICEPolice would be empowered to use lethal force only if it’s necessary to prevent death or serious harm to themselves or others under a pending Assembly bill. That’s a change from the current standard that lets officers kill if they reasonably fear they are in danger.The bill, AB392, once was vehemently opposed by police. But it is now supported by key law enforcement groups after it was amended last week. The organizations are also backing another bill, SB230, which requires that every officer be trained in ways to avoid using deadly force. The police groups say the two bills “will go further than any other state legislation to minimize the use of force in our communities.”PRIVACYThe state adopted a sweeping privacy bill last year. Now, lawmakers and lobbyists are ironing out the details. The Senate has already stalled a bill that was a priority for privacy advocates, which would have allowed consumers to take companies to court for a range of violations of the state’s new law.Several bills are awaiting a vote in the Assembly that would create exemptions to the privacy law, such as AB 846 for customer loyalty programs and — more broadly — for security purposes, such as in AB 1416.As Alexa and Echo devices pop up in more homes, another measure, AB1395, would put limits on how companies can use data collected through smart speakers.TRUMP REACTIONDemocratic lawmakers argue President Donald Trump’s administration is cutting away at health, environmental and workplace safety protections. Their plan is to keep in place federal rules that pre-date Trump.SB1, which is awaiting a vote in the Senate, says many federal standards in place before Trump took office would still be enforceable under state law even if the federal government changes its policies.SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLINGSWhat you pay for health care varies by your insurance carrier, giving people incentives to only seek treatment at hospitals that are “in-network.” The result can be some surprisingly high bills for people unaware a hospital is outside of their network. AB1611 seeks to change this situation. It would ban hospitals from charging out-of-network prices to people who have health insurance.The California Hospital Association opposes the plan, arguing hospitals and health insurance companies should have the freedom to negotiate their own rates.HEALTH INSURANCE RATESPremiums for small businesses and people who buy health insurance on the individual market are regulated by the state. But premiums for people who get insurance in some larger groups through their employers are not. That could change under AB731. It would require some large-group insurance plans to be regulated similar to small-group plans. Supporters say the bill would protect more people from exorbitant premium increases.America’s Health Insurance Plans and the California Association of Health Plans say the bill would drive up premiums and encourage employers to move to self-insurance, which is not regulated by the state.___Associated Press journalists Adam Beam and Don Thompson contributed to this story.Andrew Oxford, The Associated Press read more

UN committed to end sexual and gender based violence in Liberia stresses

In her remarks, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Liberia, Ellen Margrethe Løj, commended the country’s Ministry of Justice for its initiative in establishing the sexual and gender-based violent crime unit.Ms. Løj also expressed hope that funding would soon be secured so that the recently opened Criminal Court ‘E’ could become operational to try cases referred from the new unit. “We have supported these efforts in the past and I want to assure you that we will continue to support Government programmes that are designed to put an end to sexual and gender-based violence,” said Ms. Løj.Representatives of UN agencies, including the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as well as a number of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), also pledged their support to ensure that the unit was fully operational. 2 March 2009The United Nations envoy to Liberia has underscored the world body’s commitment to working with the Government to end sexual and gender-based crimes at the opening of a new police unit tasked with investigating such violent offences. read more

UN agency chief pledges support for Africas efforts to boost food security

27 July 2010The United Nations is committed to helping African nations combat hunger and malnutrition as well as enabling the continent to feed itself, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) has pledged. Addressing leaders gathered in Kampala, Uganda, for the African Union summit, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran stressed the many benefits offered by food-based social protection programmes.“When designed right, social protection programmes such as school meals, food-for-education and food-for-work are foundations for not just beating hunger and malnutrition, but also drivers for agricultural development and faster economic growth,” she stated.She said food-based social protection programmes can be one of the largest and most reliable purchasers from smallholder farmers. “They help create community infrastructure such as roads, irrigation, food processing and storage connecting farmers to markets. They help ensure that farmers and others benefit from the food supply chain so food reaches the people who need it most.” Ms. Sheeran highlighted the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative by which WFP buys surplus from local farmers’ organizations for its aid operations, thereby helping to boost agricultural production and incomes in developing nations.The programme, which is being implemented in 16 African countries, is “transforming” the lives of smallholder families in villages across Africa, she stated. “WFP envisions the day when its emergency operations in Africa will be largely supplied by African farmers. We are gearing programmes to empower people to be food self-sufficient and contribute to the food supply chain.”WFP buys $1 billion of food annually in the developing world, with the largest supplier being Uganda. The agency is also looking to Africa to supply fortified food products, which will build employment opportunities and help end the scourge of malnutrition in the continent, said Ms. Sheeran.Uganda is the third leg on the Executive Director’s current trip to Africa, which also included stops in Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and will take the WFP chief to Rwanda. “In all these places, we hear the same voices of people wanting empowerment to build better lives and to end food insecurity. WFP, in support of the leaders of the African Union, is here to help them do just that.” read more

Myanmar poses no threat and should not be on Security Council agenda

Speaking during the annual debate at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Win said “the attempts by some strong and powerful States to impose their will on developing countries” had created an environment of hostility.“The founders of the UN did not intend the world body to become a forum where some members with political and economic clout could gang up against a Member State, and label it for what it is not,” he said.Mr. Win said Myanmar enjoyed close relations with all of its neighbours and had done nothing to undermine the peace and security of any country. Therefore it was a “glaring abuse of the mandate” to suggest that it poses a threat to the region.He urged other Member States to help Myanmar or other countries in the same situation “resist attempts by those powerful States to influence the Security Council.”The Foreign Minister also called for the expansion of the Council’s membership, both permanent and non-permanent, to “reflect today’s political and economic realities.” read more

UN chief lauds formation of new Government in Iraq

In a statement from his spokesperson last night, Mr. Ban congratulated Haider al-Abadi on his confirmation as the new Iraqi Prime Minister. He also paid tribute to outgoing Nuri al-Maliki for his leadership during this time of transition.“The United Nations looks forward to working with the new Government of Iraq in its efforts to serve all Iraq’s communities while confronting major challenges,” according to the statement.Mr. Ban called on all Iraqi political leaders “to build on the current momentum of collaboration” to ensure that the pending appointments of Minister of Defence and Minister of Interior are filled.According to media reports, Mr. Abadi said those candidates would be named within a week. The Secretary-General has said that he hopes the ministerial programme approved yesterday will be implemented in a timely manner, taking into account the needs of all Iraqi communities. In a separate statement, Mr. Ban’s Special Representative for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, said the formation of the new Government “provides hope and opportunity for the Iraqis, as it promotes national unity, as well as socio-economic reform and development.” He urged the Government, in light of the “seriousness” of the current security, humanitarian and economic challenges facing Iraq, to act effectively from Day One of its inauguration to address such challenges, including the threat from the armed group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).Due to the fighting with the group, an estimated 1.8 million people have been displaced since January. They are spread around some 1,500 sites across the country. Iraq is also hosting 215,000 Syrian refugees. read more

M62 shooting Mother of stud badboy breaks down in tears at his

first_imgThe mother of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub was visibly distraught as family members were joined by scores of other people for prayers at a Huddersfield mosque.Safia Bano had to be supported by relatives as the coffin with her son’s body was carried out of the Masjid Bilal in Huddersfield before a burial at a nearby cemetery. Around 100 protesters took to the streets to express their feelings about the police shooting of Mohammed Yassar YaqubCredit: Telegraph and Argus / SWNS.com Sofia Yaqub, the mother of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, is comforted at Masjid Bilal, Huddersfield, where prayers are being held ahead of his funeralCredit:Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire Mr Yaqub’s coffin was carried into and out of the service through the men’s entrance and mourners embraced as they paid their respects.Banners have been placed at the scene of the shooting by campaigners criticising the police actions. Earlier this week, Mr Yaqub’s father, Mohammed, told Sky News: “I don’t feel like he was a risk at all. I believe he was a target and it was a pre-planned assassination.”The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the death and said none of the officers involved were using body-worn video cameras during the stopping of the white Audi in which Mr Yaqub was travelling.Moshin Amin, of Dewsbury, appeared before magistrates in Leeds charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a sound moderator and possession of ammunition.Two men, aged 37 and 26, who were also arrested on Monday evening, have been released on police bail pending further inquiries. Forensics officers inspect the scene The coffin of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub is carried towards Masjid Bilal Huddersfield where prayers were heldCredit: Anna Gowthorpe / PA Wire Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, 28, died during a police operation The funeral took place at the Masjid Bilal mosque in Huddersfield Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, 28, died during a police operationCredit: Mr Dalby said the vehicles were stopped at 6.10pm on Monday and Mr Yaqub was pronounced dead at 6.47pm. He was first identified with his fingerprints and then later by his sister.A post-mortem examination revealed he died from gunshot wounds to the chest, the inquest heard.In 2010, Mr Yaqub was cleared of attempted murder and a firearms offence after it was alleged that he opened fire on a car in Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield.Coroner Mr Fleming described his death as “very sad” and adjourned the case until March.At the same time as the funeral and the inquest opening were taking place, a 30-year-old man, Moshin Amin, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Leeds after he was arrested as part of the same police operation on Monday. Sofia Yaqub, the mother of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, is comforted at Masjid Bilal, Huddersfield, where prayers are being held ahead of his funeral Bradford coroner Martin Fleming was told how Mr Yaqub was in an Audi car which was brought to a “hard stop” by four unmarked police cars along with a Volkswagen Scirocco.Coroner’s officer Chris Dalby said one of the police cars, a Mercedes, collided with the Audi during the stop as it cut in front of the vehicle. At the same time, a coroner in Bradford heard brief details of how father-of-two Mr Yaqub, 28, described as an office clerk, was shot by a police officer “in the execution of his duty” on a slip road of the M62 near Huddersfield on Monday evening. The funeral service in Huddersfield was attended by too many people fit in the mosque and there were emotional scenes in the street outside. Around 100 protesters took to the streets to express their feelings about the police shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub The funeral took place at the Masjid Bilal mosque in HuddersfieldCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Images The coffin of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub is carried towards Masjid Bilal Huddersfield where prayers were held 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. Mr Dalby told the three-minute hearing: “During the incident, an officer discharged a firearm in the execution of his duty, with the shots going through the windscreen of the Audi.”He said a firearm was found in the front passenger footwell of the vehicle. Forensics officers inspect the sceneCredit:OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Column Sports can play a positive role in combating racism

first_imgIMAGINE A 16-year-old girl who’s obsessed with sports. Camogie is her game of choice. She plays it as much as she can, training on a daily basis and competing with her local club at weekends.Now imagine that girl standing on a pitch, hearing her opponents – and, worse, their parents in the crowd – jeer and taunt her and call her horrible names.The reason? She’s black.Her parents moved to Ireland from Africa almost a decade ago. She has been brought up here and considers herself Irish, but to some people she doesn’t fit the bill of how a camogie-player should look. So they think it’s okay to heap abuse on a child – a child who just wants to enjoy playing a game she loves.That’s the story of Marie*, just one of the young people featured on a new Show Racism the Red Card DVD. Her story is not unique.Harrowing stories about racist abuseOver the past six months, I’ve travelled to schools and sports clubs throughout Ireland to gather testimonies and footage for our new DVD. Along the way, I’ve met lots of young people who told me harrowing stories about racist abuse.One teenager I met moved to Dublin from Lithuania when she was a very young child. Her experiences of racism started when she was only eight years old: other children in the school playground would tell her to go back to her own country.Wexford’s dual GAA star Lee Chin – someone who has himself been a victim of racism in a very public setting – speaks about a friend of his sister who experienced suicidal feelings because of racist abuse. She was 10 years old.Stories such as this illustrate a stark fact: racism persists in Ireland and is relatively commonplace. The Immigrant Council of Ireland, which runs a support and referral service for those who experience or witness racist incidents, recorded one serious incident of racism every week last year.  And a survey by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland in 2010 found that almost half of teachers had witnessed racism in the classroom.The role sports can play in combating racismThe 21st March is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the 2013 theme for the Day is ‘racism and sport’. The theme was chosen by the UN to highlight the problem of racism in sports but also – crucially – to raise awareness of the role sports can play in combating racism.In Ireland, the issue of racism in sports has been getting increased attention in recent months. Individual players – such as Lee Chin and Crossmaglen’s Aaron Cunningham – have been to the fore in challenging racist attitudes.Last week, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin called for the GAA to show zero tolerance to racism. And, earlier this week, Dessie O’Farrell, Chief Executive Officer of the Gaelic Players’ Association (GPA), said racist abuse, where witnessed on the playing field, should be a red-card offence.Outside of Gaelic games, other sports organisations have also been proactive. Show Racism the Red Card worked with the FAI and the IRFU – in addition to the GAA and the GPA – in producing our new DVD. Sports stars from a variety of disciplines are featured, including Ireland internationals Seamus Coleman and Seán St. Ledger; GAA stars Barry Cahill and Cliona O’Connor; and Leinster and Ireland rugby player Seán O’Brien.These sports stars are role models to young people and, as such, have the potential to positively influence them. By lending their support to Show Racism the Red Card, they are helping to educate people and to challenge racism.Education is criticalEducation is critical in combating racism. Our new DVD is part of an anti-racism education pack that was launched earlier this week. The pack is available to schools and youth groups throughout Ireland, and contains activities and exercises aimed at promoting respect for diversity and informing young people about how to respond to racism.Many schools are already actively involved in anti-racism projects and, over the coming months, Show Racism the Red Card plans to engage with the Department of Education to explore how anti-racism initiatives can be more formally built into the schools system.We all have a role to play in tackling racism. The ruling bodies in sport must ensure there are rigorous penalties in place to quash racism on the playing field. The Government must lead by example at a national policy level. Schools and sports clubs must ensure they provide training and information to their pupils and members. And we – as parents, spectators and fans – must ensure we do not tolerate racism in sport or in any setting.* Not her real nameGarrett Mullan is Coordinator of Show Racism the Red Card Ireland. He previously worked as a social careworker with young people in care, and as Probation and Welfare Officer and Researcher/Outreach Worker with Dublin Simon Community. While studying for a degree and masters in Sociology and Social Research, Garrett was inspired by the work of Show Racism the Red Card in the UK, and resolved to bring the project to Ireland. As a result, Show Racism the Red Card Ireland was established in 2006.Further information about Show Racism the Red Card is available at .  To view footage from the DVD launched by Show Racism the Red Card earlier this week, click here.last_img read more

Steve Jobs Turned Down for Knighthood

first_imgThe dragons of the Silicon Valley don’t know how close they came–Steve Jobs was almost a knight. This close. The Apple exec was actually turned down for the gig in 2009, blocked by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown, after Jobs declined the chance to address the Labour Party–Brown’s party–at a conference. It’s a get that would have no doubt be a big coup for Brown.The proposal to knight Jobs apparently got pretty far along. Apple was notified of the process as it reached its final stages, with Brown intervening at the last moment. Bill Gates, on the other hand, was awarded the honor back in 2005.Brown isn’t commenting on this recently revealed gem. In the past, however, he’s had some fairly glowing things to say about Jobs,Apple has been the only major global company to create stunning consumer products because it has always taken design as the key component of everything it has produced. No other CEO has consistently shown such a commitment.last_img read more

New Holocaust museum to be built in Thessaloniki

first_imgGreece’s northern port city of Thessaloniki is set to welcome a new Holocaust museum. The news was announced on Tuesday at a foundation ceremony at the site of the future museum by prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Attended by Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, the museum will be erected at a former railway station from which some 55,000 Jews were forcibly transported to the Auschwitz extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.The two leaders also planted two olive trees at a park that adjoins to the site in a symbolic gesture honouring the memory of the victims.“Ninety per cent of Greek Jews from Thessaloniki were exterminated,” reflected Mr Rivlin during his visit. “This museum will be a place of memory and witness.”Prime minister Tsipras shared the sentiment.“The Holocaust museum is an homage to 50,000 Greek Jews from Thessaloniki – young people, children, elderly exterminated in the concentration camps,” he said.“Nothing and nobody has been forgotten – neither the criminals nor the victims.”Designed by Israeli and German architects, the six-storey building on the 7,000 square metre site is expected to be completed and open to the public in 2020, with work due to commence later this year.The construction will cost a total of €22 million, which in large part is being made possible thanks to donations by the Germany Government and Stavros Niarchos, who will each be giving €10 million (AUD $15.3 million) towards the build, while other donations from Thessaloniki’s Jewish community are expected to cover the rest of the costs.Thessaloniki’s mayor Yiannis Boutaris said the museum would play a significant role in telling the story of Greece’s Jewish communities, as well as the southwestern Balkans.“It will symbolise our shame … for what happened, for what we did, and mostly for what we could not or did not wish to do … during and after the war,” he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Les limites de la géoingénierie montrées du doigt

first_imgLes limites de la géo-ingénierie montrées du doigtLa géo-ingénierie, manipulation délibérée du climat, pourrait permettre aux pays de réduire les effets du réchauffement climatique. D’un autre côté, la mise en place de systèmes réellement efficaces et adaptés n’est pas pour tout de suite. Pire, certains pays pourraient même souffrir davantage des effets climatiques si de telles solutions voyaient le jour.La géo-ingénierie est une science qui a pour objectif d’intervenir directement sur les problèmes comme la capture des gaz à effet de serre ou la propagation des gaz aérosols, notamment en augmentant la capacité de réflexion de l’atmosphère. Cette capacité est désignée par SRM pour “Solar Radiation Management”.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Le problème est que les études effectuées ne prenaient absolument pas en compte l’impact régional d’une telle intervention. En effet, il est indispensable de savoir à quel pays s’adresse telle ou telle solution puisque, qu’il s’agisse de l’Inde ou de la Chine, l’augmentation de la consommation est radicalement différente.Les études montrent que la modification de la composition de l’atmosphère, qui aboutirait au maintien d’un climat identique en Chine et en Inde, pourrait être obtenue en 2070. Cependant, les scientifiques doivent avant tout connaître le milieu sur lequel ils vont interagir au risque de bouleverser tout un système aussi bien écologique qu’économique (la mousson par exemple).Pour Govindaswamy Bala, professeur à l’institut indien des sciences (IISc Bangalore), les hypothèses émises quant aux modifications du climat sont trop floues pour qu’un scénario de géo-ingénierie précis soit établi. Il estime que d’autres modélisations doivent voir le jour afin d’obtenir une vision la plus large possible sur l’avenir.Fin octobre à Nagoya, les participants à la Convention internationale sur la biodiversité ont inclus dans leur accord un moratoire sur la géo-ingénierie jusqu’à ce que les recherches scientifiques déterminent quelles sont les véritables conséquences sur la planète, selon la revue Nature. Ce moratoire, qui devrait prendre effet en 2012, n’est cependant pas contraignant.Le 15 novembre 2010 à 12:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Berbatov – Spurs must win trophy to keep Pochettino

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov says the club has to lift a trophy in the nearest future in order to keep Mauricio Pochettino.Since signing for Spurs in 2014, Pochettino has transformed the North London club to serious title challengers.Spurs came to close to clinching the league in 2016, but Leicester City defied all odds to lift the title in a historic season for the club.Reports this weeks have linked Pochettino to Real Madrid and Manchester United, but Berbatov believes the only way to keep the Argentine would be to win a trophy.“They have everything the manager would want,” Berbatov told Sky Sports.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“A great squad, great training pitch, great stadium. Maybe they are missing only silverware.“It goes for the manager as it does for the players – they want to win something and have something to show afterward.“Spurs need to win something in order for him to stay – it is the only thing missing. I hope he stays, everyone I speak to has only good things to say about him.“For Spurs to reach the heights they want to reach they need to keep Pochettino.”last_img read more

Spalletti proud of Inter players ahead of the PSV clash

first_imgInter Coach Luciano Spalletti admits their Champions League crunch tie with PSV Eindhoven are the stuff of dreams as they aim to qualify.Inter can seal a spot to the next round with a win but only if Tottenham fails to beat Barcelona at Camp Nou.The Beneamata must simply better the English side’s result, as Spurs hold the head-to-head advantage with both sides on seven points.“I think what we’ve done so far is very good,” Spalletti told InterTV and cited on Football Italia.“Because of that we have a chance to qualify from a group which we all said from the start was very hard.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“My life plays out from here on, I can’t go back to the past. So that means all our attention has to be in that direction.“We need to win the match tomorrow night, the most important since I arrived here, replacing the one against Lazio last season.“We’ve dreamed of playing games like this.“The injuries? We have 18 players in our squad and we need to find the solution, taking into account our qualities and characteristics.“There’s always a solution for anything, we just need to find it.”last_img read more

Rooney and Berbatov predict Manchester Uniteds future

first_imgEngland legends Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov, revealed Manchester United’s path become relevant in the Premier League again.Manchester United keeps struggling to get back on the top positions of the Premier League, they have been constantly looking for several ways to improve and Wayne Rooney seems to have a solution.The Manchester United legend spoke about the current season that the Red Devils are going through, he described the steps that the squad needs to take in order to improve this season but he still hadn’t spoken about the people who will bring about this change.For Wayne Rooney, there are four specific players who need to step up their game because the whole club’s future is currently resting on their shoulders.The England legend gave an interview to the Manchester United official channel, where he discussed these players in specific and described what they need to do in order to get those results back to their corner.The former United player already knows what Jose Mourinho will use as a methodology for the squad, but he believes that it won’t work unless the players are behind the manager.”This is an important four to six weeks coming up… you can either fall away, or build momentum!” – @WayneRooney #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 16, 2018There are many more players who are willing to sacrifice everything for the squad, but these four as a core, are the obvious leaders that the club will require in a time of need.Rooney spoke about them by revealing the following: “Jose can do what I know he’ll be doing – he’ll be working with the team and setting them up,” said Rooney for the MUTV.“But I think a lot of the responsibility has to go on the players’ shoulders. They go on the pitch, they have to take that responsibility and they have to thrive on it.”“There will be tough moments throughout games, that is where the big characters have to lead by example on the pitch and almost drag the team through some games.”“You have got players like [Anthony] Martial, Pogba, [Marcus] Rashford and [Romelu] Lukaku. When games aren’t going well, they need to be the players who can just get that goal, which wins you the game and calms everyone down,” he added.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…What Man Utd need to do in transfer window, according to Dimitar Berbatov https://t.co/T1ZnTAnLWc pic.twitter.com/3Tmp679TNn— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) November 19, 2018Berbatov also has a solution for Manchester UnitedAnother important topic to consider is the transfers for Manchester United, a subject that former Red Devil Dimitar Berbatov also addressed during another interview for The Mirror.“They need to reinforce at the back especially centre-backs, one or two. In every other position they have several quality players and everything they need, so just defense needs reinforcing. Hopefully they can find one or two and then they should be okay,” said the Bulgarian striker.“It’ll be more difficult in the winter transfer window then the summer one to make signings for Mourinho but he should be able to find one person he wants to bring in.”“So if there is someone he wants to bring in the board should listen to him because it’s obvious that the club aren’t perfect right now and aren’t in the position that they want to be in.”“They need to improve on that, if it means bringing one or two people, it shouldn’t be a problem. I mean it’s not like Manchester United are short of money,” he concluded.Almost a month on from our previous game at Old Trafford, we’re ready to return home. 🏠How about we update our header to mark the occasion? pic.twitter.com/2bj4YmG3Uy— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 19, 2018What is the biggest solution from both that were shared by Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov for Manchester United’s improvement? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Skodas Karoq Velo concept car has a builtin washing machine and drone

first_img Post a comment 2020 GMC Sierra HD first drive: Towing tech marvel 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride: Harley’s electric future is bright More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageIt’s nice to see a car built explicitly to help cyclists, rather than muscle them out of the way. Skoda There aren’t a whole lot of concept cars out there that are meant to appeal to cyclists, who are usually locked in a bitter battle for asphalt with their four-wheeled frenemies. Skoda doesn’t care about those divisions, though, and its latest concept car speaks to that.Skoda on Monday unveiled the Karoq Velo concept, a crossover dedicated to being the ultimate road companion for cyclists yearning for adventure. It’s loaded with all sorts of clever trickery that can help bike aficionados stay at their peak. In fact, two amateur cyclists have already taken it for a spin.The Karoq Velo looks pretty much the same as the regular Karoq, save for some interesting livery on the body panels. Inside, though, things get a little weird. For example, there’s an integrated spin-cycle washing machine, which Skoda added after survey respondents bemoaned returning to the car with damp, sweaty clothes. There’s also a pressure washer on board to help cyclists clean off their bikes before slapping them back on the roof-mounted rack.Those who took Skoda’s survey also complained about mechanical issues (their bikes, not their Skodas), so Skoda integrated a full tool kit into the concept, including tools to help seal punctures. LED lights allow people to work late into the night without having to hold a flashlight with their teeth. There’s even a magnetic landing pad for a drone, which can be used to track cyclists and film their ride. Many of us in the States might not be aware of Skoda’s connection to cycling. This VW Group subsidiary actually started out making bicycles, so there’s no surprise that Skoda wants to bring cyclists into the fold. The automaker even established the Skoda Driver’s Seat Initiative Cycling Academy to help train up-and-coming female riders with the help of a gold-medal Paralympian.  Power-wash your bike with the Skoda Karoq Velo concept 1:30 Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice BMW’s riderless, self-driving motorcycle goes for a spin… 0 12 Photos 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster Concept Cars SUVslast_img read more

Brazilian footballer Neymar and his sponsors suspend ad campaigns due to rape

first_imgNeymar playing for PSG.ReutersBrazilian football star Neymar Santos Jr and some of his sponsors have agreed to suspend some advertising campaigns due to the rape allegations about him raping a woman in Paris last month, his agents said on Friday.According to Neymar’s agents NR Sports, no sponsorship contract has been cancelled but some advertising campaigns have been suspended. They did not provide any information on which advertisement campaigns have been cancelled.”All the partners, for obvious reasons, are alert and aware of the unfolding events,” NR Sports statement said in the statement as quoted by Reuters.A Brazilian woman accused the PSG star of raping her at an upmarket hotel in Paris named Hotel Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe, on May 15. The unidentified woman who did not want to disclose her name said that they came in contact via Instagram. Gallo, a representative of the player booked flight tickets and a room for her and Neymar reached the hotel drunk, she added. Neymar then became aggressive and violently had sexual intercourse against her will, she told the police. According to the Sao Paulo police document, she left Paris two days later to return to Brazil. The police are currently investigating the incident.After media reports on the allegation, Neymar posted a video on Instagram, that showed him denying the accusations. He said that he was a victim of extortion and shared messages he exchanged with the woman, including racy photos he had received.last_img read more

Time for men to bust beauty myths

first_imgThe quest for looking fabulous is not just the domain of women as both the genders deserve to look their best. Amidst all the effective skincare routine, it is often difficult to tell the difference between the myths and facts, but fret not. New York-based celebrity dermatologist Kiran Lohia and Ankit Khurana, CEO and Founder BeYouPlus, an aesthetic app, have shared beauty myths related to men:Myth 1: Chest shaving is good.Reality: A bare chest is a big yes, however, chest shaving is a big no. It not only gives you rashes but encourages faster growth too.Myth 2: Aesthetic treatments are a girl’s thing.Reality: You are mistaken as from facelift to blepharoplasty, there’s been a huge boom in the number of men choosing to go under the knife.Myth 3: Men don’t need to moisturize their skin, it is oily anyway.Reality: It’s a wrong notion. Without adequate hydration, your skin will overcompensate by producing more oil, leaving you with clogged pores and breakouts. Consider buying serums, gels and liquids instead of greasy ointments or creams.Myth 4: Body soap is the best way to wash your face.Reality: Your body soap is drying out your skin and not in a good way. Since body soap is harsh, you are making your face drier, more irritated and more likely to get allergies or even skin infections – even acne and zits.Myth 5: Men don’t need shaving gel or cream to shave.Reality: Dry shaves are not the way to go as it causes the skin to be dry, rough and irritable. What’s the best option? Use a gentle cleansing lotion, apply it to the area, then shave the hair in the opposite direction.Myth 6: Men need to wash their face at least three to four times a day to get rid of skin’s greasiness.Reality: When you overwash your face, you make your skin dry, signaling the oil glands to produce even more oil than it was making before. Then you wash it again, and the oil glands get stimulated again. Never wash your face more than two to three times a day with a pH balanced cleanser.Myth 7: Men don’t need sunblock when indoors.Reality: Even when you are sitting indoors, the UVB and UVA rays are working on your skin and causing long-term and short-term damages. Wear at least two tablespoons of sunblock whether indoors or outdoors.ianslast_img read more

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first_imgNews | October 15, 2008 Philips, Celsion Target Drug Delivery with MR-guided HIFU Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more October 16, 2008 – Royal Philips Electronics and Celsion Corp. have signed a joint research agreement focusing on a new cancer treatment that combines Philips’ ultrasound technology with Celsion’s drug delivery solution to target tumors with high concentrations of a cancer-fighting drug.Under the terms of the agreement, Philips and Celsion will collaborate to explore the potential for using Philips’ investigational magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) system in combination with Celsion’s leading drug candidate, ThermoDox, to treat a broad range of cancers. The research uses the HIFU system to position doxorubicin, an approved and frequently used anti-cancer drug, and to create a mild hyperthermia that releases the drug directly into the tumor. The result would be the ability to treat tumors that would otherwise be inaccessible. The Philips HIFU system is designed to precisely control and deliver energy noninvasively to targeted tissues. HIFU is being researched to evaluate its use in activating Celsion’s temperature-sensitive liposome technology to release encapsulated chemotherapy drugs such as doxorubicin. Doxorubicin is the potent anticancer agent in ThermoDox. By using Philips’ HIFU technology to deliver targeted, localized activation temperatures, Philips’ and Celsion’s research will explore the potential for ThermoDox to noninvasively treat a number of solid tumor cancers that may be susceptible to the combination of a high concentration of doxorubicin and concurrent hyperthermia.”Localized drug delivery is being evaluated to determine the potential for increasing the potency of drugs in their target regions with equal or less toxicity to critical organs,” said Falko Busse, vice president and chief technology officer, MR, for Philips Healthcare. “The Philips MR-HIFU system could be a powerful tool to deliver these thermally activated drugs. Our volumetric heating with feedback technology is being designed to allow control of both the tissue temperature and the heating area. We are very excited about this research collaboration with Celsion in the promising field of localized drug delivery.”Philips’ commitment develop cancer treatments is complements Celsion’s mission is to bring temperature-sensitive liposomal technology to treat difficult cancers. Philips’ MRI-guided HIFU technology has the potential to heat a defined area while providing a real-time visualization of the heated area through the use of MRI.” Philips and Celsion are conducting research to test two premises. First, ThermoDox has the potential to eliminate cancer cells that may otherwise remain viable and be responsible for secondary tumors by using HIFU to aid in releasing the concentrated drug within and around the margins of the heated area. Second, using HIFU in the low temperature activation mode in combination with ThermoDox has the potential to provide a means to deliver high concentrations of chemotherapeutics to multiple sites at virtually any location in the body. For more information: www.medical.philips.com and www.celsion.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). read more center_img Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more last_img read more

Coming to Las Vegas in 2020 EDITION and JW Marriot hotels

first_img LAS VEGAS – A brand new resort and casino complex is coming to Las Vegas, bringing an additional 4,000 rooms and suites and over 500,000 square feet of convention and meeting space to the heart of The Strip.Marriott International, Inc. and global development firm Witkoff have announced plans to open The Drew Las Vegas, an integrated resort and casino, in late 2020. It will debut the EDITION brand in the city as well as mark The Strip’s first JW Marriott.Once open, the hotels will be managed by Marriott International.“The Drew Las Vegas will become a landmark property for Marriott International,” said Tony Capuano, EVP and Global Chief Development Officer, Marriott International. “The resort will give our more than 100 million loyalty members the chance to enjoy our brand of hospitality in one of the most exciting and popular cities in the world, whether the visit is for a convention or a leisure trip.”More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAs an integrated resort, The Drew Las Vegas will be home to a casino, luxury hotels, convention facilities, entertainment, nightlife, retail and dining, all combined into one cohesive guest experience. It will take up residence at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Coming to Las Vegas in 2020: EDITION and JW Marriot hotels Travelweek Group Share Wednesday, February 14, 2018 center_img Posted by Tags: Las Vegas, Marriott Interntaional << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more