LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum North and South Korean officials also on Tuesday started working-level talks to set up the details of North’s participation in the Paralympics that begin in Pyeongchang on March 9. The North sent around 500 people to the Olympics, including officials, athletes, artists and 229 cheerleaders who amused spectators with their synchronized routines and songs.Seoul’s decision to allow Kim to visit trigged controversy because South Korea had accused him of being the mastermind of two attacks on the South that killed 50 people in 2010 when he headed the North’s Reconnaissance General Bureau.Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Olympic Stadium, holding signs like “Killer Kim Yong Chol go to hell,” while Kim attended Sunday’s closing ceremony with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. presidential adviser Ivanka Trump.Several conservative lawmakers protested on a road near the inter-Korean land border on Tuesday, demanding Kim apologize over the attacks before leaving. Seoul’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon had breakfast with Kim and other North Korean officials earlier in the day, where they praised the Pyeongchang Olympics as a successful peace gesture, the ministry said.Reviving inter-Korean dialogue is critical for the policies of Moon, a liberal who insists Seoul should be in control of international efforts to deal with North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus But experts say arranging an inter-Korean summit would be difficult after a year in which the North conducted its most powerful nuclear test and flight-tested intercontinental ballistic missiles that could, when perfected, target the U.S. mainland.South Korea may also need to persuade the United States and Japan, which are concerned North Korea is using its outreach to Seoul to relieve pressure over its nuclear programs. Rockets zoom to 13th straight win, rally past Jazz Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City In a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in shortly before the Olympic closing ceremony on Sunday, Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, said the North has “ample intentions” for holding talks with the United States, Moon’s office said.U.S. President Donald Trump responded to North Korea’s overture by saying that talks with North Korea will happen only “under the right conditions.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We want to talk only under the right conditions,” Trump said at a White House meeting with the nation’s governors on Monday. The administration’s position is that North Korea must get rid of its nuclear and missile programs before any talks can take place. The United States applied new sanctions Friday in an extension of what it calls a “maximum pressure campaign” to force North Korea to disarm.The North sent the sister of ruler Kim Jong Un to the Feb. 9 opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics as a special envoy. Kim Yo Jong told Moon in a luncheon at Seoul’s presidential palace the next day that her brother wishes to meet Moon in Pyongyang soon. MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics left South Korea on Tuesday after a visit where the former general suspected of masterminding deadly 2010 military attacks told Seoul officials the North is willing to talk with Washington.The delegation’s return home completes North Korea’s diplomatic outreach to the South during the Pyeongchang Olympics that was seen as an attempt to break out from the isolation and pressure North Korea faces over its nuclear program.ADVERTISEMENT
South Africa coach Corrie van Zyl has said that his team has worked out special strategies to counter India opener Virender Sehwag during the three-match Test series.”Sehwag would realise very quickly that he is now in South Africa and not on the tame pitches of his homeland. I know he has been successful against us in the past, but that was mainly in India. Look at his record in South Africa,” van Zyl told the Afrikaans daily Beeld.”It is easier to bowl to him here than in India, where the bowlers are punished heavily for every small error,” Van Zyl said. Sehwag was recently described as the most destructive batsman in world cricket today by West Indian legend Vivian Richards and the Indian opener is currently toiling hard to get acclimatised with the conditions in South Africa.Team India coach Gary Kirsten said Sehwag was of immeasurable value to the team.”Even if he gets just 30 or 40, he does it so fast that he always places the opposition’s bowlers under pressure. He also makes it much easier for the other batsmen around him, by taking the pressure of them,” Kirsten said.Sehwag has hit five centuries against South Africa in 12 Tests, with his 319 off just 304 balls against the Proteas in Chennai in 2008 remaining his highest Test score.Corrie rued that the Super-Sport Park pitch at Centurion had slowed down but feels that there should be enough spice in the strip to bother the Indian top-order in the first Test starting December 16.advertisementThe Test venue on which the Proteas have had most success isn’t what it used to be but van Zyl is still hopeful that there would be some pace and bounce.”The wicket has had a lot of traffic – what with Champions Trophy and Champions League – and they struggle to get grass to grow on it. That’s why it’s slowed down,” van Zyl said.”They (the groundsmen) are confident they can prepare something with pace and bounce,” he added.- With PTI inputs
After Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and BJP president Nitin Gadkari, it was the turn of Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to level serious allegations against Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram. Accusing Chidambaram of being involved in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Swamy on Thursday alleged that the minister had received kickbacks and undervalued the spectrum cost. He also demanded that Chidambaram should be indicted as an additional accused in the case and demanded his resignation as the home minister. Swamy has already moved a special application in the Supreme Court in this connection. In 2008, licences of 2G spectrum were issued at 2001 prices in a bid to favour some big private companies. It led to a loss of around Rs 1.75 lakh crore to the exchequer. Noting that Chidambaram was the finance minister at the time of the scam, Swamy alleged that the move to undervalue 2G licenses was a joint decision of him along with then telecommunication minister A. Raja. “We have evidence now that P. Chidambaram had three separate meetings with A. Raja and decided on to grant 2G licences at 2001 prices. Chargesheet against Raja says that he is guilty because he fixed 2001 prices for the 2G spectrum, so Chidambaram too is guilty now,” Swamy insisted. DMK’s Raja and his party colleague Kanimozhi have been lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with the scam. Swamy also accused Chidambaram of being guilty of promoting businesses of ineligible telecom players. Holding Chidambaram guilty on three counts, Swamy said Chidambaram should be prosecuted and sent to jail. “We have tape recordings of Niira Radia in which it is revealed that Chidambaram has received kickbacks. On all these three charges Chidambaram is guilty and he must go to jail. Why was this allowed? Chidambaram encouraged it. He is unfit to be the home minister. Therefore he should be removed and he should be prosecuted,” Swamy said. Earlier, Gadkari had told Aaj Tak news channel that he had proof which could embarrass Chidambaram. He said the BJP MPs would soon provide the CBI evidence against him and seek a probe. Earlier in the week, Jayalalithaa too had slammed Chidambaram for his “fraudulent” election to the Lok Sabha and demanded his resignation.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisement
West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle on Tuesday became the first batsman in history to reach the landmark of 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket.Known to be one of the most destructive batsmen in the shortest format of the game, the 37-year-old reached the milestone while batting for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League clash against the Gujarat Lions at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. (Universe boss is still alive, says Chris Gayle after breaching 10,000-run mark)Gayle became the first entrant of the exclusive club when he scored his third run, having started the match on 9997 runs.He also became the first player to score more than 10,000 runs in three levels — first-class, list-A and T20s. (If Chris Gayle wakes up and feels like bossing around, he will do it: Virat Kohli)Interestingly, the Caribbean batsman might end up being the only player in the 10,000 club in T20s for a long time as no other batsman has crossed 8,000-run mark in T20s, with the second highest run-scorer after Gayle being former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (7524) followed by Brad Hodge (7338) and David Warner (7156).Here are all facts and figures about Gayle in T20 cricket:Chris Gayle in Twenty20 Cricket – Runs for each teamRoyal Challengers Bangalore (3357), West Indies (1523), Jamaica Tallawahs (1452), Somerset (505), Kolkata Knight Riders (463), Sydney Thunder (389), Jamaica (343), Matabeleland Tuskers (293), Barisal Burners (288), Melbourne Renegades (260), Lions (257), Western Australia (243), Karachi Kings (160), Barisal Bulls (139), Dhaka Gladiators (114), Chittagong Vikings (109), Lahore Qalandars (103), Stanford Super Stars (65), PCA Masters XI (11), Total: 10,074Chris Gayle in Twenty20 Cricket – Runs in each tournament/competitionadvertisementIndian Premier League (3563), Caribbean Premier League (1452), ICC World Twenty20 (920), KFC Twenty20 Big Bash (892), Bangladesh Premier League (650), Other Twenty20 Internationals (599), NatWest T20 Blast (505), Caribbean T20 (343), Stanbic Bank Twenty20 (293), Pakistan Super League (263), Champions League (257), CSA T20 Challenge (257), Stanford Super Series (65), Int’l 20:20 Club Championship (11), Other Twenty20 (4), Total: 10,074Most runs: 10074 (second best : Brendon McCullum 7524), Highest individual innings: 175* for RCB vs Pune Warriors (IPL 2013), Most hundreds: 18 (second best: 7-Brendon McCullum), Most scores of 50 and over: 79 (second best: 61 by David Warner), Fastest hundred: off 30 balls for RCB vs Pune Warriors (IPL 2013), Most sixes in career: 743 (second best: 459 by Kieron Pollard), Most boundary shots (4s & 6s): 1512 (second best : 1074 by Brendon McCullum), Most sixes in an innings: 17 for RCB vs Pune Warriors (IPL 2013), Most runs in a calendar year: 1665 in 2015, Gayle has scored 1000+ runs in each calendar year from 2011 to 2016, Most man of match award: 46 (second best: 28 by Luke Wright)Major records held by Gayle in IPLMost hundreds: 5, Fastest hundred: off 30 balls for RCB vs Pune Warriors (2013), Highest innings: 175* vs Pune Warriors (2013), Most sixes: 262, Most Man of match awards: 17(Stats by Rajneesh Gupta)
Newly-appointed Team India head coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday cleared the air on his alleged verbal spat with Sourav Ganguly which took place last year.Shastri had blamed Ganguly, who is a member of the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee, for not getting the coach’s post last year. Ganguly in return said “Shastri should have been present in person for the interview”.Shastri once again applied for the job on July 3 this year after Anil Kumble stepped down following his rift with India captain Virat Kohli. This time however, Shastri bagged the high-profile job after impressing all three members of the CAC in his interview.Speaking exclusively to India Today after his appointment, Shastri said whatever differences he had with Ganguly back then are no longer relevant now as both have moved on from that unfortunate episode.”We are two former captains, there will be arguments. Everyone is not on the same page all the time. But there is mutual respect.”There were good questions asked and I answered. You’re looking at the bigger picture and the betterment of Indian cricket and that’s paramount. You need to do the best for Indian cricket,” Shastri told India Today.Ganguly had also said on Tuesday that he was saddened that the whole episode was being made into a battle between him and Shastri.”Sad it’s being made as Sourav vs Ravi. I need to address that. I will speak to COA,” Ganguly told India TodayGanguly also said the perception he did not want Shastri as coach was entirely wrong: “If that’s the case, no point doing it. There are others in the committee.”advertisement
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If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Ryan Simmons tries to make a play against WVU. (USATSI)You’ve seen Mike Gundy say it after nearly every press conference he’s had this season. Wins, losses, media days, everything.The defense is playing too much.Here’s what he said after the TCU game about why the defense was bad.“They were on the field almost the whole time. The offense is exposing them because they’re on the field too much. We have to find a way to get better at that, and the only way is to get some stability on offense and limit the big plays on defense.”That’s fine, maybe for that game only (TCU ran 82 plays, OSU ran 64) but for the season as a whole it’s not an excuse that Gundy should be using.In his weekly press conference last Monday he floated this generality.“Our offense is exposing our defense,” said Gundy.That actually ain’t true.Look at this chart of plays per game for the OSU offense and defense since the air raid was installed in 2010.[1. Does anyone know if we’re even still running the air raid? That a fullback has our only TD in the last 10 quarters I’m going to say no, we aren’t just on principal.]An explanation: Bottom left of the chart means that the offense and defense aren’t playing very many plays. Top right means both sides are running a ton of plays. Top left means your defense is getting killed by your offense. Bottom right is where you want to be — offense running a ton of plays, defense not on the field much.This shows that OSU is actually running fewer plays per game on both offense and defense by a wide margin than any other year since the air raid began.This makes sense given how long it’s been taking to get plays off on offense (see No. 7 here).I checked time of possession as well and OSU’s defense is playing about 32 minutes a game, or less than it has at any time during this five-year run.Glenn Spencer’s defense has gotten a bit of a free pass this season — it ranks 60th in points per drive given up which is not very good but because the offense has been even more grotesque (77th in points per drive) nobody talks about it.Either way though “being on the field too long” is not a valid excuse for why this team is struggling. Not compared to the rest of OSU’s air raid defenses.
Maurizio Sarri was left ‘p*ssed off’ after Chelsea’s lost 2-0 to Arsenal and also said that it is “extremely difficult to motivate” his players, but David Luiz has assured that the Blues dressing room remains behind their manager.The defeat put pressure on Chelsea’s primary aim for the season to qualify for the Champions League through a top four finish, with Arsenal and Manchester United closing the gap on Sarri’s fourth placed side to just three points.Luiz is one of Sarri’s regular players, having played in 22 of his side’s 23 league matches, and he not only backs his 60-year-old manager as well as his insistence on employing his style of play to achieve positive results. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “He was not happy, but nobody was happy, so it was normal,” Sarri told journalists at the Emirates Stadium. “It is our style, it is our philosophy, I think if you asked at the beginning of the season can Chelsea keep the ball you would have said no.”And now we are able to do that, like the best teams in the world, but then we have improve our last 25 metres. It is part of the process, when you try to do something and this is inside your mind, if you believe in it you can arrive there.”Because of the results if you start to change and change, you don’t go anywhere. So this is our philosophy, I believe in it, I trust in it, so I just know we have to improve, like every team in the world.”What Sarri has done until now is unbelievable, amazing, because normally a team to understand this philosophy needs one or two years, like Man City and Liverpool, who are playing v well with the ball now.”What he has done has been amazing, so we have to try to improve the details now. I don’t think so [that players are turning], everybody is trusting his job and everybody is with him.”Arsenal were far more productive than their London rivals on Saturday despite only having 35.7% possession.Chelsea didn’t manage a shot on target until the 82nd minute as Eden Hazard was shackled by Unai Emery’s tactics, as he led the forward line with Alvaro Morata’s future in doubt and Olivier Giroud left on the bench.Luiz thinks that every player at Chelsea needs to take responsibility for the poor attacking displays of late, leaving the club with no goals in three of their last five games.“I think they were better than us, and they proved that when you play against a high level team like Arsenal if you don’t approach the game the same way, you can suffer, so that was what happened,” He added. “That is another problem that we have to improve – creating more chances and scoring more.”When I say that I am not talking about the strikers, I am talking about the whole team. The offensive phase starts with Kepa, and then with us the defenders, with everybody. In the last 6-7 games we have not scored that much, especially in the Premier League, and we have to improve.”The offensive phase starts with the goalkeeper. Everybody has to participate, in the offensive phase and the defensive phase. The first 25 minutes we did not perform well, after that to control a team like Arsenal here with possession is never easy, especially in the second half we did that.”But then after that possession, and being more dangerous is two different things, so I think we had the possession but we still have to be more dangerous.“The pressure is always there, I think every Premier League every year is like this – a race for the title, and race to the Champions League positions, or Europa league positions, or to escape relegation. It is the same every year.“This is one of our goals this season so we have to do better and better and improve every single day.”Chelsea are hoping to takeover Gonzalo Higuain’s loan from AC Milan ahead of their next match against Tottenham in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, and have agreed a deal with Juventus that the club hopes to finalize soon. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Jyotindra Dubey New DelhiJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 00:24 IST David Warner smashed 166 runs against Bangladesh on Thursday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar holds the record of smashing most number of runs in a single edition of World cupTendulkar’s 673 runs in the 2003 edition of the World Cup is still unbeatenDavid Warner has scored 447 runs so far in World Cup 2019In the current edition of ICC World Cup, two major records were broken in a gap of just two days recently.The first one was on 18 June during the England versus Afghanistan match, which witnessed the most expensive spell in a World Cup. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, the world’s number three bowler in ICC ODI ranking, conceded 110 runs without a wicket off nine overs.The second record was set two days later, of the highest aggregate ever in any ICC World Cup match, during the Australia versus Bangladesh match. In all, 714 runs were scored with Australia posting a massive score of 381/5 and Bangladesh replying with 333/8 in a losing cause.Both these records make one thing clear. The current World Cup tournament has been a high-scoring one and the pitches are favouring the batsmen more than the bowlers. If the trend continues in the second half of the tournament, there is a strong chance that Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most number of runs in a single World Cup tournament could be broken.Tendulkar’s 673 runs in the 2003 edition of the World Cup is still unbeaten. However, this year, the top two run scorers of the tournament have already made over 400 runs each, with quite a few matches yet to be played.Australian opener David Warner tops the chart with 440 runs in six games that he has played so far. He is followed by Shakib Al Hasan, the all-rounder from Bangladesh who has scored 425 runs in six matches, including one match which got washed out. Both Warner and Hasan are yet to play three matches each in the league stages of the tournament.advertisementWarner’s opening partner and Australian skipper Aaron Finch is not far behind, with 396 runs. Joe Root of England, and Indian opener and vice-captain Rohit Sharma are two other batsmen in the top five run scorers list.Who among these five batsmen can break Sachin’s record? The Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) of India Today group analysed the scoring patterns of the these five batsmen in the tournament to see how many runs they could score in all by the end of the league stage, if they continue scoring runs at the same pace (average runs/match) as they have been doing so far. According to DIU calculations, Rohit Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan Hasan could cross the 673-mark by the end of the league stage if they maintain their scoring average in the remaining league stage matches. Sharma has played three matches in the tournament till now, with one match getting washed out, where he has scored 319 runs at an average of 106 runs per match. If he maintains his form, he can score more than 850 runs by the end of the league stage as India is yet to play five more league matches in this tournament.Hasan has scored 425 runs in five matches, with one match getting washed out. Bangladesh has three more league matches ahead, and if Hasan keeps scoring at the same rate, he too can easily cross the 673 mark.David Warner, at his current scoring rate, might miss the mark by just three runs. While Aaron Finch and Joe Root will have to level up their scoring rate to surpass Sachin’s record, as they are falling short off the it by quite a few runs.Additionally, if the respective teams of these players reach the semi-finals or the finals, their chances of breaking the 16-year old record increase further.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Sachin Tendulkar Will Tendulkar’s record 673 runs in a single World Cup be broken this year?In the high scoring World Cup 2019 there is a strong chance that Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most number of runs in a single World Cup tournament could be broken.advertisement Next
zoomImage Courtesy: Sri Lanka Ports Authority Sri Lanka, Japan, and India have reached an agreement to cooperate on the development of Colombo South Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT) in Sri Lanka.The governments of the respective countries signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the matter on May 28, reflecting the longstanding good will and cooperation among the parties.Japan has provided cooperation for the development of the Jaya Container Terminal since the 1980’s, while around 70% of Colombo Port’s transshipment business is India-related.Sri Lanka, Japan and India will work together for further development of the Colombo Port and contribute to further regional prosperity and stability of global trading networks.Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) retains 100% ownership of East Container Terminal. The Terminal Operations Company (TOC) conducting all East Container Terminal operations is jointly owned by Sri Lanka, with a 51% stake, and the joint venture partners with a 49% stake.SLPA said that the three governments would work out details based on the MOC at joint working group meetings, and advance their cooperation towards early commencement of work and operation of the ECT.
Le gouvernement provincial invite les Néo-Écossais à lui faire part de leurs idées et de leurs expériences en matière de cyberintimidation par l’entremise d’un nouveau site Web et d’un questionnaire lancés aujourd’hui, 10 juin. «Nous faisons face à un très grave problème et nous voulons que les Néo-Écossais nous fassent part de l’impact de la cyberintimidation sur leur vie, a déclaré la ministre de l’Éducation, Ramona Jennex. Ensemble, nous pouvons prévenir ce type de harcèlement. » La commission d’étude et le groupe de travail sur la cyberintimidation se serviront des renseignements tirés des questionnaires pour formuler des recommandations à l’intention de la ministre de l’Éducation. En plus du questionnaire, le site Web aura les coordonnées des organismes partenaires et du Service Jeunesse j’écoute ainsi que des liens à ces organismes. « J’ai déjà reçu les commentaires de nombreux Néo-Écossais qui sont préoccupés par la cyberintimidation et qui souhaitent offrir leur aide d’une façon ou d’une autre, a dit Wayne MacKay, président de la commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation. Le site Web permettra aux gens de communiquer et de transmettre leurs idées et leurs suggestions sur la façon de réduire l’ampleur du problème. » En avril dernier, Mme Jennex avait annoncé la création d’une commission d’étude pour se pencher sur le problème de la cyberintimidation. Elle avait demandé qu’on lui présente un rapport avant la fin de l’année. Le questionnaire est disponible à l’adresse http://cyberbullying.novascotia.ca/fr/survey . Pour en apprendre plus sur la commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation, consultez le cyberbullying.novascotia.ca/fr.
20 July 2007Africa’s nuclear and radiological safety will be reinforced thanks to a €7 million contribution form the European Union (EU) to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Vienna-based body said today. Africa’s nuclear and radiological safety will be reinforced thanks to a €7 million contribution form the European Union (EU) to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Vienna-based body said today.The donation is the largest ever made to the IAEA’s Nuclear Security Fund, established to bolster nuclear security globally in the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.“Nuclear science and technology offers great benefits but must be guarded against misuse,” IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said, thanking the EU for its contribution which “allows the Agency to continue to work with its African Member States to improve nuclear security in the region and beyond.”The recently received funding will support nuclear activities in 35 countries, including 27 in Africa, helping to upgrade the physical protection of nuclear materials and facilities, secure vulnerable radioactive sources and combat illicit trafficking in nuclear and radioactive materials.The IAEA will work with Ghana, South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria, among other countries, to secure nuclear and radioactive materials and sites at risk of sabotage. South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and others will receive IAEA assistance in boosting their capabilities to detect and respond to illicit trafficking. Azerbaijan, Cape Verde, Comoros, Croatia, Swaziland, and the Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia are among the countries to which the agency will provide support to strengthen national legislation and regulatory infrastructures related to nuclear and radioactive material.The latest contribution brings the total received to $53 million, but Mr. ElBaradei noted that “the IAEA’s nuclear security programme remained 90 per cent funded through unpredictable and heavily conditioned voluntary contributions.”
TORONTO — A decline in U.S. crude stockpiles helped push oil prices and energy stocks higher as North American markets rallied at the close on Wednesday.Energy stocks were among the biggest gainers as the May contract for North American benchmark crude rose US$1.86 to US$37.75 a barrel.The S&P/TSX composite index ran up 42.80 points to 13,347.46 to end four straight days of losses, while the loonie gained 0.36 of a cent to 76.37 cents US.The U.S. Energy Information Administration said oil inventories fell by 4.9 million barrels last week. Analysts had been expecting a rise in inventory.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average jumped 112.73 points at 17,716.05, while the broader S&P 500 climbed 21.49 points to 2,066.66. The Nasdaq gained 76.79 points at 4,920.72.Elsewhere in commodities, the June gold contract lost $5.80 to US$1,223.80 a troy ounce, while the May copper contract was unchanged at US$2.14 a pound and the May natural gas contract lost four cents at US$1.91 per mmBTU.
This photo provided by the Sundance Institute shows Bill Hader, left, and Kristen Wiig, in a scene from the film, “The Skeleton Twins,” directed by Craig Johnson. The Sundance Film Festival runs Jan. 16-26, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Sundance Institute, Reed Morano) Distributors pick up independent films at Sundance to bring them to a theatre near you PARK CITY, Utah – Most of the 117 feature films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival were missing just one thing: Distribution.As a showcase for independent cinema, the Sundance festival shows movies made outside the studio system through private financing. Without studio distribution, the festival is often the only place to see these films.But distributors and exhibitors come to the festival in droves, looking for hot properties that will resonate with moviegoers across the country and around the world.Below is a list of some of the films that found distribution at Sundance and will be coming to theatres (or computer screens) near you:— “Whiplash,” director Damien Chazelle’s debut feature starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.— “Wish I Was Here,” the film Zach Braff co-wrote, directed and stars in with Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad and Ashley Greene, will be distributed in North America, Poland and South Africa by Focus Features.— “I Origins,” an existential drama by writer-director Mike Cahill that stars Michael Pitt and Brit Marling, found worldwide distribution with Fox Searchlight Pictures.— “The Skeleton Twins,” which reunites “Saturday Night Live” alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, was acquired by three companies: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will handle U.S. distribution and Sony Pictures Worldwide is taking care of international territories.— “God’s Pocket,” John Slattery’s directorial debut starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro, was picked up by IFC Films for U.S. audiences.— “Calvary,” writer-director John Michael McDonagh’s dramedy about a well-meaning priest, will reach U.S. theatres and some international territories thanks to Fox Searchlight Pictures.— “Cooties,” starring Rainn Wilson, Elijah Wood and Jack McBrayer, secured North American distribution through Lionsgate.— “Land Ho!” a road-trip comedy about Reykjavik nightlife, will reach worldwide audiences through Sony Pictures Classics.— “Dinosaur 13,” a documentary about the discovery of the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex, was picked up by Lionsgate and CNN Films for North American distribution.— “Cesar’s Last Fast,” a documentary about Cesar Chavez’s 36-day water-only fast to draw attention to the plight of farm workers, will air on TV in English and Spanish thanks to Pivot and Univison News.— “Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars,” a documentary about an Iranian girl who wants to be an astronaut, is available in the U.S. and Canada on iTunes.— “MITT,” Greg Whiteley’s documentary about the former Republican presidential candidate, will premiere on Netflix on Friday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2014 6:16 am MDT
On March 22 the Brock Press student newspaper published a series of articles entitled “La francaphonie dans la region de Niagara”. Written in French by staff writer Melanie Pfaeffli, the series tells a story of culture and education in French in Niagara. Catherine Parayre, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, submitted the following item in recognition of the Brock Press publication.Brock Press publie en français pour la première fois !« Le 20 mars a été célébrée la Journée internationale de la francophonie à travers le monde ». C’est ainsi que commence l’article de Mélanie Pfaeffli dans la rubrique « Focus » de Brock Press dans son numéro du 22 mars 2016. Une double page rédigée en français et une belle réussite!Depuis ce matin, les éloges ne tarissent pas à l’égard de cette étudiante d’Etudes en français et d’Etudes classiques qui a décidé dans l’été 2015 de publier en français dans les pages (imprimées et en ligne) du journal estudiantin. Ce projet, chaleureusement accueilli par Steve Nadon, Rédacteur de Brock Press, est inédit en raison du choix de la langue. « La francophonie dans la Région de Niagara » retrace une histoire, donne sa chronologie, informe les lectrices et lecteurs de la culture et de l’éducation en français, mais aussi – et de manière très positive – du marché de l’emploi pour les étudiant-e-s bilingues d’ici.Pfaeffli est consciente des avantages du bilinguisme et, plus généralement, du multilinguisme, et parle d’enrichissement. Quand on comprend plusieurs langues, on « ouvre sa propre vision du monde » et on a « plus de choix dans la vie (travail, revenus, etc.) », confie-t-elle. Apprendre une nouvelle langue « facilite l’apprentissage d’autres langues » et, mieux encore, permet de « vraiment communiquer, de créer des liens ». La journaliste a une très belle phrase pour décrire le multilinguisme : « Je ne pense plus dans une langue ; je pense en images ». Elle, qui n’est pas francophone, souhaiterait continuer l’expérience à Brock Press et dans d’autres journaux, et remarque très à propos que l’inclusion d’articles en français dans la presse anglophone est une rareté parmi les journaux estudiantins du Canada. Un créneau à prendre…— Catherine Parayre, Professeure associée, Langues modernes, Littératures et Cultures + Etudes en Arts et Culture
Short URL The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… No Comments Feb 27th 2018, 4:46 PM 10,071 Views Image: Shutterstock http://jrnl.ie/3875019 Share1 Tweet Email Tuesday 27 Feb 2018, 4:46 PM Image: Shutterstock By Gráinne Ní Aodha EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #BEASTLY: The country is to be hit with “continuous snow” as polar Siberia air clashes with the incoming Storm Emma over the coming days. People are being advised on how to keep pets safe, ensure they’ve essential medicines, and how to travel safely to work (if offices are still open in the next few days).2. #BELFAST TRIAL: During interviews with police, Ulster rugby player Stuart Olding denied accusations he forced a woman to perform oral sex on him, a court heard today.3. #FERMANAGH: A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a house fire in Fermanagh in which three people died.4. #DO YOU EVEN GO HERE: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been criticised for saying the Irish border issue could be solved in the same way that people travel across different boroughs of London.5. #GOING, GONE: The head of Enet, the last bidder involved in the competition to roll out the government’s National Broadband Plan, has suddenly resigned.Comments have been closed for legal reasons. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Generous Queenslanders dug deep into their pockets, helping raise over $9.2 million for the Children’s Hospital Foundation in the inaugural Channel Nine Children’s Hospital Telethon held in Brisbane last Saturday night. Funds raised will go directly to the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, which will be the largest children’s hospital and research precinct in the southern hemisphere, set to open on November 20.The telethon was the first of its kind to take place in Brisbane in over 20 years, thanks to the persistence of John Lazarou, public relations director of franchise chain The Coffee Club. The Coffee Club Telethon Ball also took place on the night at the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre, raising just under $180,000 for the charity.The Coffee Club has been raising money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation for the past 20 years, having raised over $8 million in total. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities on Monday defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital — including some who were treated for hypothermia.The clash occurred late Sunday and early Monday as protesters trying to push past a long-blocked bridge on a state highway were turned back by authorities using tear gas, rubber bullets and water hoses. One officer was injured when struck in the head with a rock. One protester was arrested.Protesters and officers massed at the bridge again late Monday morning, but protesters dispersed a few hours later at the request of tribal elders after police warned the crowd that they’d identified firearms and that anyone with a weapon should leave.The Standing Rock Sioux and others oppose the 1,200-mile, four-state pipeline being built to carry oil from western North Dakota to a shipping point in Illinois because they say it threatens drinking water on their nearby reservation and cultural sites. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners has said no sites have been disturbed and that the $3.8 billion pipeline will be safe.The pipeline is largely complete except for the section under a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota, and ETP Chief Executive Kelcy Warren said Friday the company is unwilling to reroute the project.
High CourtThe High Court on Monday said the filing of fictitious cases against the leaders and activists of opposition parties tarnishes the image of the police and destroys their credibility, reports UNB.A HC bench of justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and justice Md Ashraful Kamal came up with the observation during the hearing on a writ petition filed seeking investigation into ‘ghostly’ cases against the leaders of BNP and other opposition political parties.Placing the first information reports of seven cases before the court, Kamal Hossain, a counsel for the writ petitioner, said charges in all the cases are identical and obscure and things seized from different spots are also identical.Drawing court’s attention to the issue, he said, “Can you imagine that former Supreme Court Bar Association president Khandaker Mahbub Hossain has also thrown brickbats at police. The government is filing these cases out of political vengeance which is contradictory to the basic rights of the constitution.”After observing the FIRs of several cases, the court told the state counsel that Khandaker Mahbub Hossain is a lawyer. “He was accused of throwing crude bombs at police. This is ridiculous.”Mentioning that a criminal case has to be proved beyond any doubt, it said it is seen on many occasions that the incident is true but the case loses its merit due to the inclusion of political party leaders as accused.At this stage, deputy attorney general Ekramul Haq Tutul said Khandaker Mahbub Hossain is not only a lawyer but also a political leader.In reply, the court said there is nothing wrong in doing politics by a lawyer and there was a time when lawyers were more active in politics.Later, the court fixed Tuesday for passing an order after attorney general Mahbubey Alam sought time.According to the writ petition filed on 22 September, the law enforcers have filed 3,736 cases against 313,130 BNP and other political party leaders and activists from 1 September till 20 September.BNP vice-chairman Khandaker Mahbub Hossain and Nitai Roy Chowdhury and its law affairs secretary Sanaullah Miah filed the writ petition.