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Sodhi shoots double trap bronze at World Cup

first_imgIndia’s premier double trap shooter, Ronjan Sodhi shone once again on the world stage on Tuesday when he won the bronze medal at the final ISSF Shotgun World Cup stage of the year in Maribor, Slovenia.Sodhi, who had clinched a London Olympics quota spot for India with a silver medal at the World Cup stage in Beijing earlier this year, was ineligible for another quota spot, but that did not diminish his hunger for success.In relatively easy conditions for the shooters, Sodhi qualified for the final with 145 hits out of 150, behind Peter Robert Russell Wilson of Britain and China’s Hu Binyuan (both 146).But it was in the final that Sodhi really came into his own, shooting 49 out of the 50 clay birds. Yet, that was only good enough for a joint second place with Binyuan, since Wilson also shot 49 to assure himself of the gold medal. In the shoot-off for second place, Sodhi missed one of his two targets while Binyuan shot down both.Sodhi said he didn’t find it difficult to motivate himself.”It is a big challenge to motivate oneself and not lose focus, but I love competing and I can’t just sit around and do nothing, even after I have achieved something,” he told Mail Today over phone.”I took the quota and the silver medal in Beijing but I was disappointed with the way I had shot in that final, because that’s a part of my game that I pride myself on. I felt I had to make amends for missing the gold back then, and I achieved my objective to a large extent.advertisement”We have the World Championship coming up in September, and obviously the Olympics are on the horizon, so I don’t want to rest on my laurels. I want to be at my best.” India’s Mohammad Asab also came up with a commendable effort, scoring 143 to finish ninth, missing out on a possible spot in the six-man final by just one point,” he added.This was Asab’s first score above 140 in a competitive environment.The other Indian in the fray, Vikram Bhatnagar, finished a distant 46th with 129 points.last_img read more

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Province Congratulates Nova ScotiaTrained Oscar Winner

first_imgThe 85th Oscar presentations Feb. 24 reminded the world why Nova Scotia is a great place to learn. John Kahrs, who graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1990, won the 2013 Best Animated Short Film Oscar for his production, Paperman. “The province is very proud of NSCAD, its staff, faculty, students and alumni, and that is why we are helping NSCAD to be there to teach future generations of leaders in the arts community,” said Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Marilyn More. “Mr. Kahrs is an excellent example of what NSCAD graduates can achieve, and I congratulate him on this tremendous recognition.” Mr. Kahrs is a key Disney Pixar animator, who worked on several well-known features including Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 2. “NSCAD graduates have put Nova Scotia on the world map on several levels, from singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan to filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, just to name a few,” said Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage Leonard Preyra. “Our support for NSCAD is just one element of our support for the arts in this province.” Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012 and serves about 1,000 full- and part-time students a year.last_img read more

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Fire truck pull raises over 62000 for the United Way

first_imgFunds raised from the event will go to help boost community programs in the Fort St. John area.  The United Way in Fort St. John supports 18 different community programs that fall within United Way’s three pillars of all that kids can be, poverty to possibility, and healthy people strong communities. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Over $62,000 has been raised for the United Way in Fort St. John with this weekends Fire Truck Pull.The amount was made possible by a $50,000 donation from Progress Energy and the money raised by 10 different teams who participated in the event.  The team from Enbridge raised the most money with a team donation of $8,647.90.Last year’s Fire Truck Pull raised over $35,000.last_img read more

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Lavrov Kerry Discuss Efforts on Syria Crisis Settlement

Moscow – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the possibility of using the International Syria Support Group to strengthen Syria’s cessation of hostilities, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.During a phone call on Tuesday, Lavrov and Kerry also discussed the issue of Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation, the ministry added.“Lavrov and Kerry continued the discussion of ways to resolve the Syrian conflict through sustainable ceasefire…and support of intra-Syrian dialogue in Geneva under UN auspices,” the ministry pointed out. read more

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UN experts explore mercenary activity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The two-day regional consultation is being carried out by the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination, which reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.The gathering brings together government representatives, experts, academics specialized on private military and security companies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as a representative from a private military and security company. Experts hope to gain “a regional perspective about the current practices related to mercenaries and private military and security companies registered, operating or recruiting personnel in the region,” according to a news release issued ahead of the visit. They will also share information on steps countries in the region have taken to introduce legislation and/or other measures to regulate and monitor the activities of such companies on the global market. Discussions will focus on, among other things, general guidelines, norms and basic principles for the regulation and oversight of the activities of private companies offering military assistance, consultancy and security services on the global market to encourage the further protection of human rights. The Group is composed of five independent experts, serving in their personal capacities. They are Alexander Nikitin (Russia), Amada Benavides de Pérez (Colombia), José Luis Gómez del Prado (Spain), Shaista Shameem (Fiji) and Najat Al-Hajjaji (Libya). It will present its recommendations and conclusions at a future session of the Human Rights Council. 17 October 2008A group of United Nations experts have gathered in Moscow today to begin discussions on current practices in the Eastern European and Central Asian regions relating to the use of mercenaries and private military and security companies, as well as measures for the regulation and oversight of such entities. read more

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Annan calls for new mindset at UN involving not just governments but

Only if the United Nations engages with the world’s peoples as well as their governments can it be useful to humanity in this century, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a plenary session of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, today.“In 1999 when I came here and called for a ‘global compact’ between the United Nations and the private sector, many of my colleagues in the Secretariat – and many representatives of member States – would hardly have been more shocked if I had proposed a compact with the devil.“It is that mindset that I have been seeking to change throughout my time in office – the mindset that sees international relations as nothing more than relations between the States and the United Nations as little more than a trade union for governments.”Mr. Annan has long argued that the UN needs to engage not only with governments but with people. “Only if it does that, I believe, can it fulfil its vocation and be of use to humanity in the 21st century,” he told the audience of hundreds of corporate executives, political leaders, scholars and philanthropists.In the areas of international law, peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian relief and counter-terrorism, the UN “is proving itself an increasingly flexible instrument, to which its Member States turn for a wider and wider array of functions,” he said.To carry out its work, the UN must engage not only with governments, but with “all the new actors on the international scene,” Mr. Annan said. “That includes the private sector, but it also includes parliamentarians; voluntary, non-profit organizations; philanthropic foundations; the global media; celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment; and in some cases, labour unions, mayors and local administrators.”Addressing the panellists – among them leaders who might be interested in succeeding him when he completes his term at the end of the year – the Secretary-General said: “Changing the mindset of the United Nations, so that it can both reflect and influence the temper of the times, is a never-ending challenge. There will be plenty more work to do in the years and decades to come.”Earlier in the day, Mr. Annan took part in a workshop on “Taking Action to End Hunger” and held bilateral meetings with a number of leaders, including President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan. read more

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Jaguar Land Rover reaffirms its commitment to innovation and skills

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that 275 graduates will join its UK operations this year within a number of departments, including engineering, marketing and product design. More than half of the successful applicants will begin working with the manufacturer next week, while the remainder will start in September. The latest tranche of recruits takes the company’s current graduate intake up to almost 1,000, reaffirming its commitment to the future of manufacturing in the UK through sustained investment in skills and innovation.Extending beyond its graduate programme, Jaguar Land Rover is leading the skills agenda with the development of the ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ programme, which helps counteract the continuing decline in the number of students choosing STEM subjects,. The initiative aims to make young people more aware of the automotive industry and stimulate interest in related technologies.Key elements of the programme include dedicated education centres in areas close to Jaguar Land Rover facilities, imaginative ‘Challenge’ projects for groups of school pupils, plus a wide variety of work experience opportunities for young people of different ages. These initiatives, which will engage with around 200,000 young people this year, are complemented by a range of opportunities for older students, such as apprenticeship programmes, graduate training schemes and partnerships with universities and colleges.Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO said, “Jaguar Land Rover’s drive towards excellence in research, design and innovation has seen us invest heavily in our business, but our future success lies in our ability to deliver even more advanced and sustainable products. This can only be achieved through a sustained commitment to the next generation of innovators who will lead the advancement of technologies required to shape the future of our company and the wider automotive industry.”Click through for more information on Jaguar Land Rover’s latest education and employment initiatives.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Closing date nears for SMMT Meet the Buyer event

Automotive component companies are running out of time to secure their place in front of 27 new potential customers.The second round of applications for SMMT Meet the Buyer closes on 21 April, and is the last opportunity that suppliers have to be considered by the OEMs and Tier-1s attending this popular business introductions event.The buyers attending the event in Central London cover almost every element of the automotive industry. They include a number of major vehicle manufacturers and suppliers of engine, drivetrain, suspension, bodywork, interior, cooling systems and electronics components. All attending buyers are looking to source components from reputable UK suppliers.The full list of companies attending are listed below, or click through for full Meet the Buyer profiles.Aisin EuropeBroseBWICAB AutomotiveCalsonic KanseiCumminsDAF TrucksFaureciaFord EuropeGeneral MotorsGrupo AntolínJaguar Land RoverKautex TextronLear CorporationMcLaren AutomotiveParker Hannifin ManufacturingPenso UKPeugeot CitroenSears ManufacturingShowa UKTRWUK-NSIUK component suppliers interested in attending the invite-only event should set up a profile on SMMT’s Automotive Supplier Finder and select the buyers that they would like to meet.Find out more about SMMT Meet the Buyer here or email Nikki Huggett.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Gentle giant keeps growing Clark Kellogg continues to make impact on game

It happened before his second season in the NBA. The cartilage around Clark Kellogg’s knee began to wear away, leading to the first of three surgeries in four years. In August 1987, Kellogg announced he was retiring from the NBA. His career lasted five years, the last two shortened by knee injuries. At the promising age of 26, his dream was ending, a career vanishing in the wind. “I was disheartened and disappointed at the time that my basketball-playing days were over,” Kellogg said in an interview with The Lantern. Kellogg’s wife Rosy had to witness her husband go through one knee surgery after another. Then she watched as her husband lost a career. “It was difficult because it was something that he truly loved,” Rosy said. Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela once wrote, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” Kellogg’s uncompromising knees forced him to fall, but he refused to stay down for long. Kellogg was born and raised in Cleveland by his father, Clark, and his mother, Mattie. His father was a police officer, and his mom worked part-time at a local hospital. Although he played a number of sports as a child, Kellogg determined his favorite at a young age. “I loved all sports, but I really kind of locked into hoops when I was about 11,” Kellogg said. “And that became my real passion, that’s what I enjoyed doing more than anything else.” After growing up in a predominantly black neighborhood, Kellogg was advised by his elementary school principal to attend St. Joe’s (now known as Villa Angela-St. Joseph), an “all-white high school.” While it was challenging at times, he is grateful for the guidance he received at the school. “It was good because it broadened my horizons,” Kellogg said. “It prepared me for college and in many ways prepared me for the life I’m enjoying right now.” Special K, as he was nicknamed in high school, was a highly touted recruit coming out of St. Joe’s. During his final high school game in 1979, he dropped an Ohio high school tournament-record 51 points on Columbus East. The record still stands 31 years later. With his high school career coming to a close, Kellogg had to make an important choice: Which college would he be playing for by the end of the year? “I really wanted to stay fairly close to Cleveland. I wanted my parents to be able to come to my games,” Kellogg said. “It came down to Ohio State and Michigan. And then Ohio — the whole state — kind of recruited me. People are really passionate and rabid about the Ohio State athletic teams in particular, so being recruited by the whole state was hard to turn down.” Kellogg played for three years at OSU, averaging a double-double with 14.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Yet, his most significant moment in college happened away from the basketball court. “We met at a concert when Clark was a freshman at Ohio State in 1979 and we’ve been married for 27 years this past July,” Rosy said. After what was considered a disappointing year for the team by the Buckeye faithful, Kellogg left after his junior year to pursue his dream of playing professional basketball. He was selected eighth overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 1982 NBA Draft. In his rookie year, Kellogg again averaged a double-double, scoring 20.1 points and hauling in 10.6 rebounds per game. He was named to the All-Rookie team and finished second in the Rookie of the Year race. After a knee operation and two more years of solid basketball, Kellogg had a second knee operation. He played in only 19 games in his fourth season and would play in only four more before his career came to an abrupt end. With his playing days in the past, Clark began a new career as a basketball commentator. He broadcast Pacers games on the radio and did the same for Cleveland State University games on its television network. A few years later, while providing analysis for Atlantic Ten regional games, Dick Vitale put him on ESPN’s radar. “He had covered me as a player and knew I was doing some broadcasting, so he recommended me to the network,” Kellogg said. While working for ESPN, Kellogg was blinded by another unimaginable loss. His mother passed away in 1994 because complications that arose during surgery. In the face of adversity for a second time, he beat it back with a broom. In 1997, he left ESPN and joined CBS as a full-time studio/game analyst. But not before settling some unfinished business. When Kellogg left OSU in 1982, he was 44 hours away from obtaining a degree. In 1996, he graduated from OSU. He likes to joke that he was on the “circuitous 17-year plan.” In 2008, Kellogg was named the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, replacing Billy Packer. “He has a really good handle on what takes place on the court and he uses terminology that really grabs the viewer,” said Harold Bryant, executive producer and vice president of production for CBS Sports. “We discussed (promoting him) and we felt like he had earned the spot.” Being the leading college basketball analyst for a major television network would satisfy most, but Kellogg continues to take advantage of other opportunities. In July 2010, the Indiana Pacers named Kellogg vice president of player relations. Kellogg’s new role on the team is to be a mentor of sorts to the players on the Pacers roster, nine of which are 26 years old or younger. “Because I’ve been on the court, I can speak about some areas of basketball development to our guys personally,” Kellogg said. “But primarily it’s a position of … guiding our guys with programs and services so that they can be champions on and off the court.” Kellogg’s responsibilities don’t end there. He’s also one of the play-by-play announcers for the NBA 2K video game franchise. In June 2010, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced that Kellogg was being appointed to OSU’s Board of Trustees. Before the appointment, he served for five years on the board of directors for the Alumni Association. “It’s an exciting honor. I try to stay engaged in the university since I’m here in Columbus,” Kellogg said. “I try to keep abreast of all OSU athletics. I’m Scarlet and Gray through and through.” In April, CBS organized a game of horse between Kellogg and President Barack Obama. When the president beat him five letters to three, some viewers thought Kellogg threw the game. “I didn’t actually throw it,” Kellogg said. “I was up pretty comfortably, the president was struggling and I was knocking down everything.” “So I created a situation where I wouldn’t close things out as quickly as I possibly could have,” Kellogg said. “When I did that, he found his legs and momentum and beat me to the finish line.” Kellogg went on to show some respect for our nation’s leader, all the while revealing a stinging truth. “He’s got a pretty nice-looking shot,” Kellogg said. “And he also doesn’t lack in the trash-talking department either.” Kellogg resides in Westerville with his wife and three children, a daughter and two sons, both of whom play basketball at Ohio University. Lloyd Brewton, one of Clark’s local golfing buddies, had only positive things to say about the man who routinely “takes his money” on the golf course. “He’s the kind of guy who, if he says he’s going to do something, he’s going to do it,” Brewton said. “Clark is a man who is bounded by his faith and bounded by his commitment to friendship.” His wife, realizing that she could sound biased given that they’re married, was also quick to dole out the praise. “He’s honest, caring, loyal and a good listener,” Rosy said. “I feel like he’s a gentle giant.” At 6-feet-7-inches, referring to Kellogg as a giant isn’t too far off base. Perhaps it’s only fitting that his career trajectory continues to grow. read more

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Skeletal remains found in Limerick nature reserve

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after skeletal human remains were found at a nature reserve in Limerick.The remains, believed to have been found by local authority employees who were working in the area, were discovered at around 1pm on the Shannon Estuary off the Condell Road in Limerick City.Initial indications are that foul play was not involved but Gardaí have said they are reviewing the files on all missing people from the area and investigations are continuing.The scene remains sealed off for a technical examination.last_img read more

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Alleged details of iPad 3 iPhone 5 and new MacBook Pro leak

first_imgWell that was nice while it lasted. The last couple of months have provided a much-needed break from the whirlwind of Apple rumors, but it looks like we’re back in the saddle again. An alleged inside source is claiming to have the scoop on three major Apple releases — the next iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro.The source says that the next iPad will be slightly thicker than the iPad 2, but will add a high-res Retina Display. The iPhone 5 (or maybe iPhone 6… it will be the sixth one after all) will allegedly be launching next summer with an aluminum back and a four-inch display. Finally, the supposed insider says that Apple will indeed release a thinner MacBook Pro early next year.The iPad 3 would supposedly gain 0.7mm over the iPad 2, but would still be nearly four millimeters thinner than the original iPad. A new version of an Apple product that is thicker than its predecessor would be unheard of, but it might make sense here. Apple obviously wants to get that Retina display (2,048 x 1,536, 264ppi) in the next generation of the tablet, and adding a little girth may be necessary. A dual light bar display system has been a rumored component for making the ultra-sharp display work, and is likely the reason for the extra heft.The supposed iPhone details could make sense as well. A four inch display would narrow the gap between the iPhone and humongous high-end Android phones, a summer release would put the iPhone back in its typical slot, and there’s no reason we couldn’t see an aluminum back too.As for a thinner MacBook Pro? This is the least questionable of these leaks, and will almost certainly show next year or soon after. Supply chain leaks and patents have already pointed to this, and the three-year-old MacBook Pro design — elegant as it may be — is probably about set for a refresh.As always, you’ll want to take these leaks with suitable grains of salt. You only have to go back a couple of months to remember all of the over-the-top “iPhone 5” rumors we heard, which looked nothing like the iPhone 4S.via iLoungelast_img read more

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Geek deals 50 Off Nokia Lumia 900 4G LTE Smartphone

first_imgThe smartphone battle has been raging hard for the past few years. Until recently, the only serious contenders were Apple (iOS) and Google (Android), with RIM’s Blackberry taking a backseat to the other touchscreen wonders. Microsoft has been talking up its Windows Phone 7 devices since 2010, but despite close control if its hardware partners has not produced an especially standout phone to pull people away from the shiniest fruit and droid offerings.Microsoft is starting to turn the tide, though with help from an unlikely source: its Finnish friends, Nokia. The Lumia 900 is a radical shift for the manufacturer that is taking a big leap into the modern smartphone world and a big gamble that Microsoft needs to pay off if it has a shot at competing in the smartphone market. Thankfully for both of them, reviewers are rather smitten with the unique European hardware.Our own Geek review of the Lumia 900 sings praises of a friendly, fast interface and sexy phone, with a 4 out of 5 rating on telling a similar story. It’s fast, it’s beautiful, and it runs on AT&T’s super-fast 4G LTE network. What sweetens the deal even more is its planned entry-price of $99, undercutting comparable Android and Apple phones by hundreds of dollars.Still, that wasn’t enough for us deal sleuths and found Amazon offering this gorgeous smartphone for only $49.99 with a new contract. This includes free 2-day shipping and even a 14 day price guarantee. If you’re in the market for a new smartphone on AT&T, all the positive buzz says you should give the Lumia 900 (and Windows Phone 7) a hard look. The hardware is top notch and, with this deal, an amazing bargain.Visit LogicBuy for the Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone deallast_img read more

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Missing Loughrea teen found safe and well

first_img Share629 Tweet Email1 7 Comments Missing Loughrea teen found safe and well Diane Limsipson had been missing since 20 June. Jun 22nd 2018, 7:06 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Ceimin Burke Short URL Source: William MurphyUpdated 8am, 26 JuneGARDAÍ IN GALWAY have successfully located missing teenage girl Diane Limsipson.Diane had been missing since 20 June. Friday 22 Jun 2018, 7:06 PM 34,722 Views last_img read more

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BSE closes points 25133 down on Dec 12

first_imgBSE closes points 251.33 down on Dec 122.8K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 251.33 down on Dec 122.8K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 251.33 points down to stand at 27,350.68. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 68.80 points down to stand at 8,224.10. KPIT and AMARAJABAT were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 5.57% and 4.73% along with EMAMI LTD and Jubilant Food Works Ltd. with an increase of 4.32% and 4.24% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Sunrise Asian LTD and PMC Fincorp LTD with a decrease 18.94% and 12.71% along with JETAIRWAYS and SUNTV with a decrease of 9.44% and 7.99% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 86.93 points at 18,674.50 while the banking sector is down 113.96 points at 20,975.21 and the reality sector is down 40.20 points at 1,590.37. The Indian currency is up 0.01% at Rs 62.33 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 251.33 points down to stand at 27,350.68. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 68.80 points down to stand at 8,224.10. KPIT and AMARAJABAT were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 5.57% and 4.73% along with EMAMI LTD and Jubilant Food Works Ltd. with an increase of 4.32% and 4.24% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Sunrise Asian LTD and PMC Fincorp LTD with a decrease 18.94% and 12.71% along with JETAIRWAYS and SUNTV with a decrease of 9.44% and 7.99% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 86.93 points at 18,674.50 while the banking sector is down 113.96 points at 20,975.21 and the reality sector is down 40.20 points at 1,590.37. The Indian currency is up 0.01% at Rs 62.33 per dollar.last_img read more

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Buddhist monks attack Rohingya Muslims in Sri Lanka 6 held

first_imgA group of Sri Lankan hardline Buddhists protest outside the United Nations office in Colombo on 27 September, 2017. Photo: AFPSri Lankan police said Sunday they have arrested six people in their hunt for a mob led by Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees last week.The government of the Buddhist-majority country has accused the monks of behaving like “animals” during Tuesday’s attack on a centre housing Rohingya Muslims including children on the outskirts of Colombo.”We have identified the monks who led the attack,” an officer involved in the investigation told AFP on condition of anonymity.”We have deployed three teams to arrest them.”Two police officers had to be hospitalised after the attack, in which monks and their supporters threw stones and smashed windows and furniture.Five men and a woman have already been arrested and a government official said several police officers were also under investigation for failing to prevent the violence.The refugees had arrived in Sri Lanka five months ago after the navy found them drifting in a boat off the island’s north coast.Before that, they had been living in India for several years.Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent years and while most are in refugee camps in Bangladesh, a sizeable minority have moved to other parts of South Asia.They have been the target of decades of state-backed persecution and discrimination in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where many view them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.Sri Lanka’s extremist Buddhist monks have close links with their ultra-nationalist counterparts in Myanmar. Both have been accused of orchestrating violence against minority Muslims in the two countries.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees expressed alarm over Tuesday’s attack and urged Sri Lankans to show empathy for civilians fleeing persecution and violence.The 31 Rohingya refugees, including 16 children and seven women, were evacuated by the police and accommodated at a former detention centre in the south of the island for their safety, according to the government.last_img read more

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Beyonce Introduces Newborn Twins Sir Carter And Rumi

first_img Share It gained millions of likes in a matter of hours and already is among the most-liked Instagram photos of all time. Beyonce already holds that crown with her Instagram pregnancy announcement in February.Rumors have swirled about the twins’ birth in recent weeks, but her representatives had declined comment. Sir Carter and Rumi join 5-year-old big sister Blue Ivy.Celebrities congratulated Beyonce on social media Friday, including Nicki Minaj, who posted happy emoji’s under Beyonce’s post.Grammy-nominated R&B singer Tamar Braxton wrote to Beyonce that she is “happy and so honored that God would choose you sis for these type of blessings! Let him continue to guide you.” Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born.The singer posted a picture of herself holding the babies on Instagram late Thursday night and wrote in the caption, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today.” She didn’t mention the babies’ genders, but Beyonce’s mother wrote on Instagram that the pop star had given birth to a boy and a girl.Beyonce is wearing a flowing garment with a long veil in the photo and standing in front a flowered arch with the sea behind her.last_img read more

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1 killed 23 injured in separate road accidents across state

first_imgKolkata: One person was killed and as many as 23 people were injured in several road accidents in the state since Tuesday night. Around 20 passengers travelling in two private buses were among the injured as one bus rammed into another on Jessore road in Birati.In the first incident, a middle-aged man was killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle while he was trying to cross the road in North port police station area. When the victim fell on the road, he was crushed under the wheels. The truck driver fled the spot along with the vehicle after the accident. The victim died on the spot. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter being informed, police reached the spot and sent the body for the post -mortem. Locals staged a demonstration in the area alleging poor condition of the road. They also alleged that there are no proper street lights in the area. The vehicles often over speed resulting in road accidents.The matter was raised with the local police administration but no steps were taken in this regard. Senior police officers later pacified the mob and gave them assurances that surveillance would be carried out in the area to control the speed of the vehicles. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn a separate incident, around 20 persons,who were travelling in two private buses, were injured after one bus hit the other on Jessore road near Birati More on Wednesday afternoon. The incident caused traffic congestion on the busy Jessore road.According to locals, the incident occurred when a private bus of DN 8 route was competing with another private bus of L238 route to pick up extra passengers.Both the vehicles were running at high speed when the bus of DN 8 route hit the L238 from behind. Around 20 passengers travelling in both the vehicles were injured in the incident. Many other passengers were traumatized following the incident. Both the buses were going to Barasat. Locals took part in the rescue operation and rushed the injured passengers to a nearby municipality hospital. Police later reached the spot and seized the vehicles. A probe has been initiated in this regard.Three persons were injured in two separate accidents in New Town. One incident took place near Eco Park gate number 6 at around 8 am on Wednesday.A woman, identified as Feroza Bibi, was injured after being hit by a Tata Sumo.She was taken to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. In the other incident, two private cars collided near Biswa Bangla Convention Centre injuring two persons.Police seized both the vehicles and started a probe.last_img read more

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Serbias LGBTI prime minister not wanted at Pride Parade

first_img‘After an undoubted decrease in the number of physical attacks on people who are different from the majority, it is equally important that we stop hurting ourselves with words,’ she added.Serbia’s numerous hurdlesWhile same-sex sexual activity is legal and the government has introduced laws to counter LGBTI discrimination, LGBTI people in Serbia still experience widespread prejudice and fears of violence.The heavily Orthodox Christian population faces numerous hurdles with regards to progressing LGBTI rights. In 2014, Amnesty International identified Serbia as a country which displayed a lack of will to tackle homophobia and transphobia.According to polls listed by LGBTI Equality Rights Association (ERA), 51% of LGBTI people in Serbia personally experienced discrimination because of their sexual orientation in 2015, and a 2012 poll showed that 48% of Serbs believed homosexuality is an illness.In previous years, Serbia’s Pride marches have been marred by violence and counter-protests from anti-LGBTI groups, which caused Pride marches to be banned. This only changed in 2014, when the authorities lifted the ban and allowed the marches to go ahead under heavy police supervision.According to an ILGA-Europe survey from earlier this year, Serbia ranked 28 out of 49 countries in Europe and Western Asia in LGBT rights.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Members of Serbia’s LGBTI community have said that the country’s first openly LGBTI prime minister is not welcome at the country’s annual Gay Pride parade. Serbia’s Lesbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić. | Photo: Belgrade Security Forum / Flickr Gay politician takes office as Serbia’s Prime MinisterSerbia’s lesbian Prime Minister claps back at homophobic ministerAna Brnabic nominated to be Serbia’s first openly gay prime ministerRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Activists are attempting to prevent Prime Minister Ana Brnabic from attending after calling her work on progressing LGBTI rights in Serbia ‘disappointing’.She is among a group of politicians targeted by the ‘Say No’ campaign, launched by activists from the Gay Lesbian Info Center (GLIC), according to BBC News.The campaign aims to block politicians who are seen as not doing enough for LGBTI rights from attending Pride celebrations in Serbia.Brnabic made history in 2017 when she became both the first woman and the first openly gay prime minister of Serbia.She is also the only openly gay national leader in the Balkans, and the fifth openly LGBTI head of government in the world.‘Scandalous’Despite being heralded as a progressive reformer following her election, Brnabic has angered many in the Serbian LGBTI community.While attending last year’s Pride parade, Brnabic told attendees that LGBTI rights would be a secondary focus, after dealing with issues such as pensions, inflation and the standard of living.Predrag Azdejkovic, the head of GLIC, called her statement ‘scandalous’.At Belgrade Pride in 2017, Brnabic also said: ‘As a representative of the state, I am proud that our country has adopted anti-discrimination laws […] The level of discrimination of minority groups and members of national communities is in decline.last_img read more

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Travelling with your dog in tow

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite * Cooling blankets;* Seat covers – to protect your car seats;* Non-spill dishes;* Pet car seat;* Window bumper, which clips onto the window so that your dog can rest its head on the soft padded bumper, instead of directly on the hard window ledge, for those who like to watch where they are going;* Safety belt attachments – this allows your dog to lie down on the back seat, get to the window for air but stops him from lunging onto the front seat;* Safety sitters – these allow you to buckle your pet in to prevent him from jumping out and disturbing passengers or pedestrians.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img Now, more than ever, holidays are being planned with pets in mind. Here are some tips to get you both to your destination safely.HOLIDAYS that include the four-footed members of the family require a little more planning and preparation, to ensure your hounds are travel ready.“Dogs travel relatively well, especially those that have become accustomed to the car from their younger ages,” says Barry Hundley, executive director of the Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa (PFI).“And for those that are less familiar with road tripping, there are certain steps that owners can take to make the trip more manageable.”Be sure to pack his favourite blanket, toys and his own feeding dishes. “Top of the list of things to pack is your dog’s regular food to avoid any possible digestive disturbances that switching over to a new food may cause. And although many foods are stocked nationally, it is possible that you may end up in a remote part of the country where your regular food choice is not available.”Vaccinations should be up to date before you depart and you should be well-prepared with additional equipment to make the journey and holiday a safe, relaxed and comfortable one, such as:last_img read more

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