60-year-old dies after thrashing

first_imgA case was registered on Wednesday against 13 police personnel in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district for allegedly beating a 60-year-old man who died of a heart attack later, an officer said on Wednesday. Station House Officer Santosh Kumar Singh, outpost in-charge Ajay Kumar and 11 constables of New Mandi police station allegedly thrashed Madanpal, his wife and their son, Monu, of Makhyali village – around five km east of here – on Tuesday night, the officer said. Arrest opposedA team had gone to the village to arrest Monu in connection with a case. After reaching the house, the police arrested Monu and allegedly beat up his family after they opposed their son’s late-night arrest fearing the cops might kill him, Senior Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar said. Later, Mandpal suffered a heart attack and he was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead, Mr.Kumar said. On Wednesday morning, villagers staged a protest against the police action and kept Mandpal’s body on the road.last_img read more

Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Mayweather scored a technical knockout victory over McGregor to take hold of a perfect 50-0 record, boxing’s greatest win-loss record ever.Heavyweight icon Rocky Marciano was once the owner of the sport’s best record at 49-0, a feat Mayweather replicated in 2015 when he defeated an overmatched Andre Berto in lopsided fashion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs for McGregor, this was his first fight in a boxing ring after emerging as the UFC’s poster boy when he held the lightweight and featherweight belts consecutively.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather1.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Jack pummels Cleverly to take light-heavy crown SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, embraces Conor McGregor after a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gave praise to both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor after the two matched up against each other Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!” Pacquiao posted on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gameslast_img read more

BCCI appoints Rahul Johri as first ever CEO

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Rahul Johri as its first ever chief executive officer (CEO) today.Johri was last working as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia. He will take on his new role starting June 1 and he will report to Anurag Thakur, the BCCI Secretary and will be based at Mumbai office.”We are pleased to have Rahul with us and are sure his vast experience and knowledge will benefit the board. His vision, guidance and support will contribute towards the successful working of the BCCI,” BCCI president Shashank Manohar said.”We welcome Rahul aboard and wish him luck for his new role at BCCI. In the past one year, BCCI has undertaken various initiatives aimed towards transforming the working of BCCI in order to make the functioning more robust. This endeavor is another initiative of the board aimed in the same direction and will mark as one more milestone towards strengthening the professional working of the BCCI,” Thakur said.Meanwhile, Johri sounded excited and said he would serve the BCCI to the best of his abilities.”I am honored at the opportunity to serve millions of Indian cricket fans. It will be my utmost endeavor to contribute to the Indian cricket. I am thankful to the President and Honorary Secretary of the BCCI for bestowing such faith in me. I look forward to everyone’s support to fulfill this tremendous responsibility.”With over 20 years of experience in the media industry, he was last associated with Discovery Networks for 15 years and for the past eight years was leading South Asia operations.advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAbout LeEco: About LeEco: LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering Internet and technology company with multiple Internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. With Complete Ecosystem, groundbreaking technologies, and disruptive Pricing as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices/accessories and large-screen applications to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the worlds largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the superphones, super TVs, and in the near future, Le Autos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media Contact: Aaron Samuel Rajendran aaronsamuel@le.com +91-9686100143 Senior Executive – Public Relations, Marketing Communication Le Ecosystem Technology India Private Limited Source: LeEco PRNewswire GSVlast_img read more

Knicks Win! Pummel Denver, 109-93

first_imgNEW YORK — One strong defensive quarter helped the New York Knicks end a seven-game skid.New York held Denver to just one basket in the second quarter en route to a 109-93 victory over the Nuggets on Nov. 16.The Nuggets missed their first 15 shots of the period before Ty Lawson’s layup at the buzzer ended the nearly 13-minute drought. New York outscored Denver 31-8 in the quarter to blow it open.“I thought probably defensively that was the difference in that quarter,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said.“We scored 31 points in the first quarter as well even though it may not have looked as pretty as it did in the second quarter but someway we found a way to hold them to eight points and I thought that was the difference in the game.”Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith, who’ve had their shares of moments grasping the concepts of a new offensive system, each scored 28 points to lead New York. But the Knicks’ first win since Nov. 2 against Charlotte boiled down to their defensive effort in the second quarter, which gave them a 62-39 lead heading into the second half.“I thought in that second quarter we played great defense, buckling down, keeping them out of transition. It led to our offensive end,” said Anthony, who made 10 of 14 shots from the field. “Once we got stops on the defensive end, we felt confident enough to go down there and make some shots and run our offense and do what we had to do.”Arron Afflalo had 18 points and Lawson added 17 points and nine assists for the Nuggets, who’ve lost seven of their last eight games. Kenneth Faried chipped in 16 points.Afflalo, who hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 13 points in the first 12 minutes of the game, had never experienced a slide like the one Denver went through in the second quarter.“I noticed that we only had scored six points pretty much that whole quarter and I knew we hadn’t made a few free throws, but I didn’t recognize the fact that we hadn’t been able to score the ball from the field,” Afflalo said.Samuel Dalembert had eight points and eight rebounds for New York.Trailing by as many as 25 points after Anthony’s shot made it 79-54 for the Knicks with 5:36 left in the quarter, Denver went on a 25-10 run, capped by Nate Robinson’s three-point play that made it 89-80 with 8:55 in the final quarter.But New York pulled away for good with a 13-3 spurt of its own. Amar’e Stoudemire’s three-point play made it 92-80. After a free thrown by Denver’s Alonzo Gee, Smith scored four straight points and Anthony hit a 3-pointer that extended New York’s lead, 99-82 with 5:50 remaining. Lawson then added a free throw before Smith answered with a shot beyond the arc that made it 102-83 with 3:58 left.The Nuggets started out with a good rhythm in the opening quarter, hitting 6 of 9 3-pointers, but then hit their scoring drought, which started after Darrell Arthur hit a 20-footer with 50.2 seconds left that gave Denver its last lead 31-29 of the game.“I thought we started out the game getting what we wanted, but it was an exchange, we were scoring, they were scoring”, Denver coach Brian Shaw said. “In the second quarter we were tentative offensively and we had a long drought with no penetration, turnovers missed free throws and they slowly continued to score.”(ADRY TORRES)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Back to zero Canadas premiers gather in Saskatoon but none are women

first_imgSASKATOON — Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial leaders are in Saskatchewan this week, but for the first time in years, the annual gathering won’t have women at the table.“Symbolically, it’s very significant that there is no woman premier,” said Sylvia Bashevkin, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, who researches women in politics and recently edited a book on the effect of women in the premier’s office.She said the last time Canada was without any woman as premier was between November 2002, when Pat Duncan left her post in the Yukon, and in November 2008, when Eva Aariak was sworn in as premier of Nunavut.By early 2014, more than half of Canadians lived in a jurisdiction governed by a woman. Rachel Notley was the last one standing until her government was defeated in Alberta three months ago.Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have never had a woman as premier.WATCH: Kenney and four other Premiers meet at annual Stampede Breakfast The Council of Federation conference, running Tuesday through Thursday, should serve as a reminder of the under representation of women at the premier’s table, Bashevkin said.It may also cause people to question whether gender diversity in Canada was really improving, she added.“It’s not just that things have stalled, but they’ve measurably gone backwards,” Bashevkin said.“We have to come back to the picture that’s going to come out of this premiers’ meeting and ask ourselves … what does it mean when we felt we’ve made all these breakthroughs and then we can go back to zero?”The Council of Federation conference starts at Big River First Nation, where the premiers are to meet with leaders of national Indigenous organizations, including the Assembly of First Nations.The gathering then shifts to Saskatoon, where premiers will participate in two-days of closed-door meetings at a downtown hotel.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, who is hosting the event, said health care, reducing trade barriers and increasing economic competitiveness are all topics on his agenda.Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has said that in addition to trade and the need to further develop the energy sector, he’ll be pushing for jurisdictions to mutually recognize professional credentials so workers can more easily move between provinces for work.Moe and Kenney kicked off the week together at the Calgary Stampede, where they met with their conservative counterparts from Ontario and New Brunswick, along with the premier from the consensus-based government of the Northwest Territories.READ MORE: Politics and pancakes: Kenney welcomes fellow premiers at annual breakfastThey discussed hurdles in getting Canadian resources to market, as well as their opposition to federal bills overhauling resource reviews and banning oil tankers from the northern B.C. coast, and their common causing in fighting against the federal carbon tax.Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are all challenging Ottawa’s carbon levy in court.Bashevkin said she doesn’t think an absence of women at the Saskatoon meeting will affect the content and tone of discussions.There are assumptions that women tend to be less confrontational and seek consensus more than men, she said, but it’s not necessarily true.“We could ask right now … are the relations between British Columbia and Alberta any better than they were when we had two women premiers?“The answer’s probably not,” she said, adding that pipelines were still front and centre under Notley and former B.C. premier Christy Clark. Stephanie Taylor and Bill Graveland, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

All talk and no money Mikmaq out east say bureaucracy hasnt caught

first_imgTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsThe Liberals are nearly a year into their mandate and some Indigenous people are growing restless.The Liberal budget promised billions in spending on housing, education and water.But according to some Mi’kmaq communities, that money is slow in coming.And some blame the bureaucracy.troache@aptn.calast_img

Kidambi Srikanth seals final spot Sindhu crashes out at India Open

first_imgNew Delhi: Former champion Kidambi Srikanth reached title round after a 17-month drought but P V Sindhu bowed out after losing a close semifinal contest at the USD 350,000 India Open here Saturday. Olympic silver medallist Sindhu, who had won the event in 2017, blew four game points in the opening game to go down fighting 21-23 18-21 to China’s He Bingjiao. The third seed will face two-time champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand in the finals Sunday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I think I need to be more patient, I should have taken the first set, it was crucial for me but after losing it, I became a bit nervous. I made crucial mistakes in the second game,” Sindhu said. “I did change strategies. She also got lucky with net cords in the first game. I came back and could have maintained the led but I couldn’t. She played well.” Srikanth had entered the finals of Commonwealth Games last year but he failed to reach the summit clash in any BWF Superseries or BWF World Tour tournament since his French Open win in October, 2017. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe 26-year-old from Guntur on Saturday eked out a 14-21 21-16 21-19 triumph over China’s Huang Yuxiang in an engrossing semi-final encounter. He will face second seed Viktor Axelsen, who beat India’s Parupalli Kashyap 21-11 21-17, in the final. “It’s been really long since I reached a final. I’m just happy to be here, playing the final again,” Srikanth said. “I was trailing in the decided and I am happy to pull it off. I’m happy to come back in the second. It was about keeping the shuttle in. The crowd kept me going in.” In the women’s semi-final, Sindhu managed to hold a 11-8 lead at the break. She kept the shuttle in play, mixing her strokes to push Bingjiao to commit errors to lead 20-16. But Indian committed a heap of unforced errors to allow the Chinese level score. At 21-21, a lucky net chord put Bingjiao on lead leaving Sindhu frustrated, who sent another one at the net to lose the opening game. The second game begun on an even keel as the duo rode on each other’s errors to move 8-8 before Sindhu grabbed a 11-9 advantage at the break. The Indian stayed a step ahead, despite Bingjiao constant threat. At 16-13, a few weak returns from Sindhu allowed the Chinese to level scores. Bingjiao quickly grabbed two points to take two match points. Sindhu then sent the next shuttler to the net to bow out. In the men’s singles semi-finals, Srikanth used his flat tosses and deep lifts to engage his rival into rallies but Huang was also up to the task before the Indian managed to held a 11-10 lead at the first break. The duel continued before the Chinese moved to a 18-14 lead after the Indian lost a few points at the net. Srikanth saved two game points with a cross court smash and a precise net shot before hitting wide to lose the first game.last_img read more

UN says aid for Côte dIvoire could stave off renewed regional instability

With disarmament proceeding in Liberia and completed in Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire “must receive international support” for similar efforts to consolidate regional gains, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. “If not, Côte d’Ivoire could jeopardize its neighbours’ fragile recovery.”Before conflict broke out in Côte d’Ivoire, 25 per cent of its population was immigrants or descendants of immigrants from bordering States, according to OCHA. About 70 per cent of all exports from Mali and 80 per cent of those from Burkina Faso moved through Côte d’Ivoire’s port in Abidjan.The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has registered 52,000 Ivoirian refugees who fled their country as fierce fighting raged and basic services broke down, OCHA said. Meanwhile, 342,000 Burkinabé and 82,000 Malians migrants also left Côte d’Ivoire.The consolidated UN appeal requires $69 million in 2004 to meet urgent humanitarian needs and support the return home of half a million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country. read more

Fishermen in Gabon to benefit from new UN project

With $270,000 in FAO support, Gabonese fishery officials will streamline procedures to assess and monitor Gabon’s fishery resources and create a national strategy to promote the sector. “We hope this new project will help Gabon build up its fishing sector in a sustainable manner, adding jobs to the local economy and increasing the supply of marine fish also on the local market,” said Ulf Wijkström, Chief of FAO’s Fisheries Development Planning Service, which will help oversee the project. The agency noted that recent figures show that net revenues from the fish trade (exports minus imports) by developing countries have reached $17.7 billion – a sum larger than that earned from their exports of tea, rice, cocoa and coffee combined. In Gabon, small-scale artisanal fishing provides many with income and food, but most modern commercial fishing is conducted by foreign vessels. Just 10 to 20 per cent of the crews on those ships are Gabonese, and due to poor port infrastructure most vessels offload their catches in other countries, meaning jobs lost in related sectors like fish processing. At the same time, Gabon’s yearly fish production, estimated at between 40,000 and 50,000 tons, falls short of national demand. Each year the country imports over 7,000 tons of fish products, FAO said. A main barrier to developing Gabon’s fishing industry has been the difficulty of maintaining a focused development strategy. The new project will strengthen monitoring, assessing and reporting on fish stocks; suggest ways to create fish-processing centres and related industries to boost earnings; analyze service and infrastructure gaps in Gabon’s ports with an eye to upgrading them; and develop strategies for attracting investors to the country’s fishing sector. read more

Mens Lacrosse Ohio State barrages No 20 Michigan with 44 shots on

Ohio State senior attack Jackson Reid looks for an open shooting lane against Michigan on April 13, 2018. Ohio State won 8-5. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Assistant Sports EditorA rowdy No. 20 Michigan lacrosse team entered Ohio stadium today with one thought on its mind: to end Ohio State’s perfect 6-0 all-time record against it.Unfortunately for the Maize and Blue, Ohio State had a different result in mind and defeated its arch-rivals 8-5, marking its first victory inside The Shoe this season. It also snapped Ohio State’s five-game losing streak.Michigan’s confidence, due in part to the team owning its longest ranked streak in school history, was quickly suppressed when the Buckeyes (6-6, 1-2 Big Ten) came out of the gate with three rapid goals. Ohio State’s cohesive defense and aggressive offense made sure that it never gave up the lead to the No. 20 Wolverines (7-5, 0-3 Big Ten) and, amidst the roaring cheers of an enthusiastic home crowd, closed out the game with a refreshing win that broke its losing skid.“It’s special. I grew up knowing all about the rivalry, and I grew up a Buckeye fan,” Ohio State senior midfield Bo Lori said. “To go undefeated against those guys is special. I mean ultimately for this team right now we just needed that win, and it was a big win for us in this season, so that’s the most important thing.”Ohio State’s All-American sophomore attack Tre Leclaire paced the team’s offense, recording a hat-trick before the end of the third period. Five other Buckeyes found a home on the scoreboard as a result of a composed and dynamic offensive effort.Ohio State sophomore attack Tre Leclaire walks off the field with his teammates after scoring his first goal of the game in the first quarter against Michigan on April 13, 2018. Ohio State beat the Wolverines 8-5. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Assistant Sports EditorOhio State rattled the cage more than a few times, putting up 44 shots on goal, while its effective defense, spearheaded by senior defensemen Ben Randall and Erik Evans, held Michigan to just 23.Ohio State senior defenseman Erik Evans tries to block an incoming Michigan attack just off to the side of the net on April 13. Ohio State beat Michigan 8-5. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Assistant Sports EditorEvans, Lori and Ohio State head coach Nick Myers all agreed that Ohio State’s defensive success was a primary reason the offense came out firing on all cylinders. “We took a lot of confidence knowing the way our defense was playing, we did a great job battling for ground balls between the lines, I thought that was huge,” Myers said. “We came up with some loose balls, some transition goals. Faceoffs really picked up in the third quarter, but at the end of the day we left a lot of goals on the board.”Michigan’s offense was led by junior midfielders Decker Curran and Brent Noseworthy, who combined for three of five of the Wolverines’ goals. Defensively, Michigan’s senior goalie Tommy Heidt did the best he could, making 15 saves on the night, but was ultimately overpowered by the Buckeye onslaught.Michigan’s loss is its third in Big Ten play, while Ohio State broke new ground and recorded its first victory in the conference and kept its playoff chances alive.  “This is a Big Ten win – they’re hard to come by at home, a much-needed win. I know this team’s got a lot of confidence and knows there’s a lot more out there for us,” Myers said.Next weekend, the Buckeyes will be put to the test when they hit the road to face No. 1 Maryland (9-1, 2-0 Big Ten) on its home turf. read more

Newquay sheds reputation as teenage rite of passage destination and lifts ban on

“So this year, 2019, Operation Exodus has come to an end. Perhaps it’s an indication of the evolution of Newquay into a more family-friendly resort.”Though the club nights are ending, he warned that under-age youngsters still will not be allowed into pubs.“There won’t be a great deal for them to do in the evening but if they are coming down, they’re more than welcome to go surfing during the day and we would encourage that.”We recognise that post-GCSE students used to be attracted to the town, so our position has been that we have had to responsibly manage them and ensure their safeguarding is treated as a priority.” Newquay has shed its reputation as a teenage “rite of passage” holiday destination and is lifting a curb on under-18s celebrating the end of their exams.The Cornish seaside town, once popular with youngsters after they had finished their GCSEs, was forced to introduce under-18 discos in an attempt to keep rowdy teenagers off the streets.The strict guidelines were brought in after local residents demanded action when two teenagers, Paddy Higgins and Andrew Curwell, plunged from cliffs to the deaths in 2009.Operation Exodus, backed by Devon and Cornwall Police, was introduced, with clubs and campsites staging carefully-controlled party nights in early July for youngsters travelling to Newquay to celebrate leaving school.But police have announced Operation Exodus is ending this year because the resort’s image has changed. Newquay Safe, a partnership between the council, police and other agencies, says it’s because fewer young people are having nights out in the town, which is now much quieter in the evenings.The guidelines are no longer needed because today’s soberside youngsters prefer the quiet life to letting their hair down, the council said.Local Police Inspector Dave Meredith wrote on Twitter: “The changing face of Newquay: less drunks, far more family friendly. Surf, yoga & vegan cafes! 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. Cornwall Fistral Beach, one of the most famous surf beaches in the UKCredit: John Harper/Getty Images Contributor surfing read more

Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target

first_imgTHE STATE’S FISCAL watchdog has warned the Government to stick to its planned €2 billion adjustment in next year’s budget.The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) issued the call this morning as it launched its latest Fiscal Assessment Report.While it acknowledged that the Government has made significant gains, it warned against pulling the trigger too early and easing off austerity before the danger of an economic relapse has fully passed.“The borrowing capacity of the State has been restored, growth has resumed and Ireland successfully exited the EU-IMF assistance programme on schedule.”But a number of challenges remain. These centre on risks surrounding growth prospects and the difficulties in delivering a sustained period of expenditure restraint in the face of demand pressures on public services.IFAC said that the State still has to tackle risks around the sustainability of its debt position by consolidating progress made to date on the debt-to-GDP ratio.That indicator must fall to 3% of GDP by the time Ireland exits an oversight mechanism known as the Excessive Deficit Procedure next year.In the light of these risks to hitting the deficit target, the €2 billion target should be adhered to, IFAC chairman John McHale said.“Anyone who expresses certainty that based on an adjustment of less than €2 billion that we will meet that target is underestimating the uncertainties that exist.”The call to stick to the budget target contrasts with predictions from the ESRI that the full adjustment can be avoided issued in recent months.McHale said that the worst of austerity will be over in 2015.2016 overshootIFAC also said that the Government’s adjustment plans for the period after 2015 could be more than is in fact being demanded of Ireland by Europe, raising the possibility of a greater easing-off of austerity than had been projected in two year’s time.It called on the Government to explain why it had chosen targets that “appear to go beyond the minimum requirements of the new fiscal framework”.McHale urged Government to plan cutbacks carefully to avoid wreaking havoc with services.“It’s very important to plan those expenditure reductions to ensure that very significant damages aren’t done to the public services.”Read: Fiscal council finds ‘wiggle room’ on Budget – but wants full cuts>Read: €2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI>last_img read more

Tempête Xynthia un plan digue sera présenté dici à deux mois

first_imgTempête Xynthia : un plan digue sera présenté d’ici à deux moisFrance – Au lendemain de la tempête Xynthia qui s’est abattue sur la Vendée et la Charente-Maritime, la secrétaire d’État à l’Écologie Chantal Jouanno a affirmé que “le plan digue” promis par Nicolas Sarkozy serait présenté “dans maximum deux mois”.Ce plan se traduira par “des travaux et un plan de financement sur cinq ans”, a précisé la secrétaire d’État avant d’indiquer qu’il sera précédé d’un pré-rapport. Ce dernier, dont l’élaboration a été confiée au Conseil général de l’environnement et du développement durable et à l’Inspection générale de l’administration, devrait être remis dans les dix jours, après une inspection “de l’ensemble des digues et des zones à risque”.Si le montant de l’enveloppe financière n’a pas encore été évalué, Chantal Jouanno a estimé le coût du renforcement des digues à 1 million d’euros par kilomètre. Il s’agira donc dans un premier temps de définir les lieux les plus sensibles. Ceux-ci devront être concernés en priorité par le plan de réfection des digues dont la faiblesse a été révélée par la violente tempête Xynthia qui a balayé la Vendée et la Charente-Maritime. “La priorité, c’est là où il y a des constructions derrière les digues” a souligné la secrétaire d’État.”Le gouvernement veut tirer les leçons de cet événement et engager très rapidement un plan d’actions pour éviter qu’un tel drame se reproduise”, a de son côté affirmé Luc Chatel, porte-parole du gouvernement, à l’occasion de son compte-rendu du Conseil des ministres.Dans un communiqué, France nature environnement (FNE) assure que les digues, même renforcées, ne donneront qu’un “faux sentiment de sécurité”. Comme le souligne l’association de protection de l’environnement, “aucune digue ne sera assez haute pour assurer un risque zéro”. Et Benoit Hartmann, coordinateur du pôle aménagement durable du territoire à FNE, d’expliquer : “A l’image d’une assurance, les digues doivent nous préserver des risques ordinaires, mais ne sauraient être dimensionnées de telle façon à nous protéger de tous les événements. Irait-on surélever à quinze mètres toutes les digues existantes et endiguer tout le littoral restant pour pouvoir faire face à un tsunami ?”Le 5 mars 2010 à 10:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Royal Rumble 2018 travel packages announced Post 73 RAW videos

first_imgFacebook WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Royal Rumble 2018 travel packages announcedWWE announced on Tuesday that travel packages for the 2018 Royal Rumble weekend in Philadelphia will go on-sale on July 29th. The weekend packages will include tickets for the Rumble, NXT TakeOver and live tapings of RAW and Smackdown Live.For more info, go to royalrumbletravel.com.Post 7/3 RAW videosWWE released the following videos after last night’s 7/3 RAW from Phoenix. Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Cesaro Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Google+ Kurt Angle Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitterlast_img read more

Critical Commentary on the Role of Women in Selma

first_imgAs the present-day movement for racial equality is on the rise across America, The Black Women’s Roundtable and Truth Speaks Consulting hosted Jan. 13 a Twitter Town Hall (#sistersofselma) on the box office movie, Selma to discuss the role of women in social activism, particularly of those in the film.The film featured prominent women, who worked in the trenches, strategized and led the way for thousands.  Selma made its debut on Jan 9 to rave reviews.“I loved seeing the women being lifted in the film like Amelia Boynton,” said Melanie Campbell ‏(@coalitionbuildr).For two decades, Boynton held black voter registration drives in Selma, Alabama. In 1964, she became the first African American woman and the first female Democratic candidate to run for a seat in Congress from Alabama, earning ten percent of the vote. She was instrumental in organizing the Selma to Montgomery March, which left her brutally wounded on that infamous Bloody Sunday.“How did your grandmother Mrs. Amelia Boynton like seeing herself in the movie?” asked moderator LaTosha Brown (@MsLaToshaBrown) to Carver Boynton (@Carverboynton).   “She enjoyed the movie, but her first comment was “where are the women? The women pushed the movement forward!” responded Boyton (@Carverboynton).Personally, Boynton (@Carverboynton) shares a sentiment common throughout the discussion: “part of me was so excited to just see Boynton, Nash and Coretta S. King with voices and visible roles… ultimately, I really wish they did more speaking.”For Dawne Shand (@dfshand) this was the movie’s weakness, “Women were treated as beautiful props,” she said. “The women offer moral courage and romantic love as support, but aren’t treated as leaders in their own right. Diane Nash’s breathless “Mr. Bevel” seemed gratuitous. I didn’t love the reduction of Nash’s role on the screen.”Nash was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in April 1960. A year later, she served jail time in solidarity with the “Rock Hill Nine” — nine students imprisoned after a lunch counter sit-in. Like, Boynton, Nash played a significant role in the Selma campaign for voting rights.While the stories of these women may not have been accentuated in the film, their presence still serves as an inspiration. “Many will see, understand and be inspired by the courage, strategy and hopefulness of those that went to distance for change!” said Boynton (@Carverboynton).Their legacies will live on and be embodied in future movements for racial equality and justice. The full chat can be viewed on Twitter: #sistersofselma.last_img read more

Cosby Lawyers Ask Appeals Court to Toss MeToo Conviction

first_imgBy MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday questioned why actor Bill Cosby never got a supposed non-prosecution agreement in writing as his lawyers asked the panel to overturn his sexual assault conviction.Cosby, 82, is serving a three- to 10-year prison term for drugging and molesting a woman at his home in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.The three-judge panel asked why Cosby’s top-shelf lawyers didn’t follow the norm and get an immunity agreement in writing, and approved by a judge, when accuser Andrea Constand first came forward in 2005.In this, Sept. 24, 2018 file photo Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, , in Norristown, Pa. A Pennsylvania appeals court will hear arguments, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, as Cosby appeals his sexual assault conviction. The 82-year-old Cosby is serving a three- to 10-year prison term. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)“This is not a low-budget operation. … They had an unlimited budget,” said Superior Court Judge John T. Bender. “Could it be they knew this was something the trial court would never have allowed?”Cosby’s lawyers have long argued that he relied on the promise before giving testimony in Constand’s 2005 lawsuit that proved incriminating when it was unsealed a decade later.Judge Carolyn Nichols echoed Bender’s point, asking, “how can the elected district attorney bind that office in perpetuity?”Cosby’s lawyers also attacked Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill’s decision to let five other accusers testify when Cosby went on trial last year, after more than 60 accusers came forward and his deposition was unsealed. Prosecutors said they chose women whose accounts showed that Cosby had a “signature” crime pattern. Bender seemed to agree, interrupting defense arguments that their stories had significant differences.“The reality of it is, he gives them drugs and then he sexually assaults them,” he said. “That’s the pattern, is it not?”Kristen L. Weisenberger, representing Cosby, said one of the women wasn’t even sure she’d been violated. But prosecutors said that’s how Cosby planned it.“The defendant should not be . rewarded because she has no recollection because of the drugs he gave her,” Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Jappe argued.The court’s decision on how many other accusers should be allowed to testify will be closely watched by sexual assault survivors and defense lawyers as men like movie mogul Harvey Weinstein await trial in #MeToo-type cases.O’Neill had allowed just one other accuser at Cosby’s first trial in 2017, when the jury failed to reach a verdict.Cosby’s lawyers called the decision to let five testify at the retrial arbitrary and prejudicial. However, the panel said judges are not bound by their earlier trial rulings.Cosby, who is serving time at a state prison near Philadelphia, was not in court for the arguments at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg. The court typically takes several months to issue decisions.Long beloved as “America’s Dad” for his TV role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable, Cosby has called his encounters with Constand and other accusers consensual.In his deposition, Cosby acknowledged getting quaaludes in the 1970s to give to women before sex, including 19-year-old Therese Serignese, whom he had met at a Las Vegas hotel. Serignese traveled from Florida to attend Monday’s hearing.“Remember, there are 60 accusers,” she said. “Out of 19 prior bad act witnesses requested by the prosecutors, the judge only allowed five. I say Bill Cosby got a good deal there.”last_img read more

UAE Personal Protective Equipment Market Revenue Projected to Reach 7024 Million

first_imgUAE Personal Protective Equipment Market by Type and Application: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025 the UAE personal protective equipment market size was estimated at $401.4 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $702.4 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 7.3% from 2018 to 2025. In 2017, the hand & arm protection equipment segment accounted for approximately one-fourth share in the UAE personal protective equipment market and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.3%.Download Sample PDF Brochure: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/4733Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risks in the workplace environment increased along with the growth in workforce of the UAE. In addition, the UAE has confirmed the significance of occupational health and safety (OHS) through recent efforts at the individual, organization, and Emirate levels. Thus, the UAE PPE market is expected to witness rapid growth owing to stringent government regulations concerning the safety at workplace.The personal protective equipment, or PPE, are ergonomically designed to protect the workers from hazards found on or off the job. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, airborne particulate matter, and myriad of other possibly hazardous situations. Owing to the growth in injuries and number of workplace accidents, the UAE government introduced many advanced legislations to protect workers, such as the Domestic Labor Law. Also, OSHA and MoHRE continues to work for improving the protection offered to workers.Rise in injuries and accidents due to the falling objects, flying sparks, sharp edges, chemicals, and noise have led to the increased awareness amongst the worker about the safety and precautions, thereby driving the sales of PPE in the UAE market. Moreover, growth in application of PPE in the construction industry owing to the rapid expansion of new infrastructure and upgradation of existing infrastructure in UAE further boosts the growth of the personal protective equipment market.Hands & arm protection equipment such as protective gloves, wrist cuffs & armlets, elbow protectors, and others offer protection against cut, slash, abrasion, flames, and chemical spill, and thus form the basic safety requirement in almost every industry. Falling objects, flying sparks, sharp edges, chemicals, noise, and countless other possibly hazardous situations further leads to the application of other PPE such as protective clothing, leg protection equipment, respiratory protection equipment, head protection equipment, eye & face protection equipment, and others such as hearing protection equipment, fall protection equipment, and gas detector. However, increased automation in end-use industries is projected to hamper the market growth.Top Market Players: Honeywell International Inc., 3M Company, E. I. Dupont de Nemours and Company, Ansell Limited, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, JSP Limited, Venus Safety & Health Pvt., Ltd., Dream Castle Technical Supply LLC, Schefferville Trading LLC, and Vaultex. The report also includes various other manufacturers/distributors of PPE such as MSA Safety, Al Asayel Health & Safety, Uruguay Oil Field & Safety Equipment, Spark international Energy L.L.C., Specialised Technical Services (STS), and Atlas Safety.Have any Query? Ask our Research Experts: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/4733Key Findings of the UAE Personal Protective Equipment Market :In 2017, the hand & arm protection equipment segment accounted for one-fourth market share growing at the highest CAGR of 8.3% from 2018 to 2025.In 2017, the protective clothing segment accounted for the second highest market share and is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 8.0%.In 2017, the construction application segment accounted for more than two-fifths market share is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.0%.The UAE personal protective equipment market is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR of 7.3% from 2018 to 2025.About Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company amplies client’s insight on the factors, such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligent support to aid the clients to turn into prominent business firm.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1⟨855⟩550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

PEOPLE Trafalgar draws winner of Best of Devon and Cornwall contest

first_imgTags: Contests, Trafalgar Monday, April 16, 2018 Posted by Tweet Travelweek Group center_img [PEOPLE] Trafalgar draws winner of ‘Best of Devon and Cornwall’ contest TORONTO — Greg Seid from Expedia CSC Kerrisdale is the lucky winner of Trafalgar’s travel agent contest that ran in the 2018 Europe Edition of Travel Professional.Trafalgar’s ‘Best of Devon and Cornwall’ is an eight-day tour that will include visits to Royal Windsor, the Roman Baths in Bath, Longleat house in Warminster, Lacock village, the seaport of Bideford, the artists’ colony of St. Ives, the stone circle at Stonehenge and John Constables in Salisbury.“We were so surprised and thrilled by Travelweek’s e-mail regarding my win of the eight-day Best of Devon and Cornwall – Trafalgar Guided Vacation. We have sold Trafalgar Tours before and now to truly experience it ourselves will be wonderful,” said Seid about his win.For more about Trafalgar, go to trafalgar.com.For more travel agent contests, go to travelweek.ca/contests. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more