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first_imgNew Delhi: A 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her former boyfriend after she refused to continue their relationship, police said on Friday. The crime took place in Chirag Dilli in south Delhi and the deceased was identified as Pinkey, a beautician by profession. Her attacker was identified as Sunny. “The Police Control Room got a call around 9.50 a.m. about a quarrel. We found Pinkey with a stab wound. Even Sunny had a stab injury mark on the neck,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark Police rushed both to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where Pinkey succumbed to her injuries. The knife used in the attack was found at the spot. It was not clear how Sunny suffered the stab wound. “Preliminary investigation shows the accused was having a relationship with the victim. On her refusal to continue the relationship, he attacked her,” an officer said. Police said Pinkey had shifted to Chirag Dilli with her husband and son on June 16. “She was alone in the house during the incident,” officer Kumar said.last_img read more

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Rabat – Strong thunderstorms, rain, and wind gusts of up to 60 kilometers per hour are forecasted to affect several regions of Morocco for three days.Temperatures will be relatively high in the south-west of the southern provinces, reaching 23 to 27 degrees Celcius, while the reliefs and the eastern highlands will see lower temperatures of 12 degrees Celcius.Meanwhile, temperatures from 13 to 18 degrees Celcius will be felt in the Mediterranean, the Oriental region, the phosphates plates and Oulmes and the north of the southeast slopes, and of 18 to 23 degrees Celcius on the plains and north and central coasts, the Souss, the south-east of the country, and the southern provinces. Hurricane Ophelia, which reached the Azores this weekend, is the reason behind the rise in temperatures over most of Morocco this weekend. read more

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TORONTO — For more than a century, SNC-Lavalin has been viewed with pride in Quebec as it grew from a small firm specializing in hydraulics into a global engineering and construction giant.Founded in 1911, it gained a reputation for building a large dam in Quebec that spearheaded the province’s development of hydroelectricity and developing the skill sets for thousands of Quebec workers.Today the company has 50,000 employees around the world, after adding 18,000 with the acquisition of WS Atkins in 2017. However, its head count in Canada has fallen to 9,000 — including 3,400 in Quebec — from 20,000 in 2013.For that, the Montreal-based company is seen as a provincial crown jewel that needs to be protected despite having its reputation tarnished in 2012 over bribery allegations that led to convictions of several senior executives, says an industry observer.The province is acutely sensitive about losing another corporate headquarters — and associated jobs in law, accounting and consulting — following the exodus of many in the 1970s and later the sale of aluminum producer Alcan to Rio Tinto and Rona to U.S. rival Lowe’s, said Karl Moore, a professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.“There’s a sense that we don’t want to lose any more corporate headquarters,” he said in an interview.The new provincial government appears ready to assist SNC-Lavalin from any takeover attempt by reportedly putting it on a list of 10 “strategically important” companies.Protecting Quebec business champions is not new. Governments of all stripes have helped companies, including Bombardier Inc.And so, the reported political pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office on former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould — denied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — to help SNC-Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution is viewed differently in Quebec, said Moore.“The expectation in Quebec is that the prime minister should have put his oar in. He should have said this is a great company with a proud history in Montreal. You guys are pushing it too much. Let’s be more like the Americans and the Brits and be a little bit less silly about it.”SNC-Lavalin has declined to comment on the latest imbroglio, but took out full-page ads in four of Canada’s most influential newspapers in October in a bid to rally public support after federal prosecutors refused to negotiate a compensation agreement.In it, CEO Neil Bruce apologized for wrongdoing prior to 2012 that has tarnished the company’s reputation and said it has made “fundamental changes” in its culture and governance.SNC and two of its subsidiaries were charged in February 2015 with paying nearly $48 million to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to influence government decisions.The RCMP has also charged the company, its construction division and a subsidiary with one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of roughly $130 million. If found guilty, it could be barred from bidding on federal contracts for a decade.A former CEO, Pierre Duhaime, is serving 20 months of house arrest after pleading guilty to a single charge in connection with a bribery scandal around the construction of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital.Yanai Elbaz, a former MUHC senior manager, pleaded guilty in December to accepting a bribe and was sentenced to 39 months in prison. Former SNC-Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa pleaded guilty to a charge of using forged documents last July and was sentenced to 51 months in prison.SNC-Lavalin has also faced legal scrutiny overseas. The World Bank debarred the company and more than 100 affiliates in 2013 for up to 10 years following misconduct in relation to projects in Bangladesh and Cambodia.SNC recently cut its guidance for fiscal 2018 by 50 per cent over problems at a mining project awarded in 2016. Its revenues are expected to be around $10.1 billion, up from $9.3 billion in 2017.Oil and gas is the largest business segment, accounting for 36 per cent of 2017 revenues, infrastructure 23 per cent, Atkins 19 per cent, power 14 per cent, mining and metallurgy five per cent and capital three per cent.More than half of its revenues came from the Americas, 23 per cent the Middle East and Africa, 14 per cent Asia-Pacific and 11 per cent Europe.Its tentacles are very broad, having worked on the Canada Line rapid transit extension in Vancouver, Confederation Line in Ottawa, the Champlain Bridge in Montreal and electric train network in Montreal. It is a member of a consortium that owns the 407 ETR toll road in Toronto and owns Candu Energy.Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press read more

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Rabat – King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah II of Jordan met on Thursday at the Royal Palace in Casablanca to discuss wide-ranging issues driving politics in the Middle East. In their discussion, the two leaders’ agreed to strengthen the Moroccan-Jordanian diplomatic ties. They also stressed the importance of collective actions to face some of the most high-priority issues of the region.In a subsequent show of the two kingdoms’ commitment to the principles discussed in the monarchs’ meeting, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita joined Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in releasing a press statement that reiterated the two Kings’ insistence on greater regional dialogue to solve crises.  The press release said that the two countries will collaborate on several sectors, including energy, agriculture, and tourism.The statement also announced that a delegation from Morocco’s General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) and the Moroccan Professional Group of Banks (GPBM) will visit Jordan to explore investment opportunities.King Mohammed VI also ordered the establishment of a training center in the fields of tourism, agro-Industry, construction-public works, energy, and water resources in Jordan. The move is aimed at easing expertise sharing and expanding trade ties between the two kingdoms.  Read Also: Jordanian King Abdullah II Cancels Romania Trip to Visit MoroccoUnwavering support to the Palestinian people In addition to the business cooperation, the Palestinian cause was at the heart of the topics discussed between the two sovereigns.King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah II of Jordan reiterated their full support to the Palestinian cause, emphasizing the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.Both monarchs condemned Israel’s growing worrying policies  in Jerusalem. They said Israeli authorities are undermining the city’s ’s legal and historical status, as well as its demographic and spiritual make-up. They said that Palestinians’ right to return to Israeli-occupied territories and their struggle for equal and dignified treatment as citizens should remain a rallying cry for governments of the MENA region.  King Abdullah II commended the continued efforts of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of Al-Quds Committee, in favor of Jerusalem and the Palestinian people.Prior to his visit to Morocco, King Abdullah II canceled a state visit to Romania, protestating the southeastern European country’s recently announced stance on the status of Jerusalem .On Sunday, March 24, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila her country would soon move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.The move stirred controversy in the international community, especially in the Muslim World, where the Palestinian cause is a cause celebre. For many governments in the region, including Morocco, support for Palestine is a high-priority policy.In response to Romania’s prospective Jerusalem move, Morocco postponed the visit of a Romanian official, according to Romanian news outlet G4 Media. Commitment to Syria’s unity and territorial integrity The two King also discussed the importance of combining efforts to end the Syrian crisis in accordance with Security Council resolution 2254. The resolution, according to the monarchs, will preserve the unity and cohesion of Syria, restore security and stability in the country, while also facilitating the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland to contribute to reconstruction efforts.King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah II also welcomed Iraq’s victory over ISIS, expressing their support for its stability.King Mohammed VI also applauded the Jordanian efforts in welcoming large numbers of Syrian refugees. He, however, called for further support to ensure the continuity of the humanitarian act.A Moroccan military field hospital was established in Zaatari camp in Jordan in 2012 to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees. As of November 2015, UNHCR reported that Jordan hosts 1.4 million Syrian refugees.The two monarchs also condemned Israel’s move towards the occupied Golan Heights. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967. It annexed the territory in 1981 and has since maintained control over it.On Monday, Trump signed a proclamation officially recognizing Israeli authority over the occupied Golan Heights.The United Nations said that its position “has remained unchanged from last week to today” despite Trump’s actionRejecting Trump’s declaration, Both King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah II maintained that the Golan Heights is a Syrian land. Israel’s decision, they said, violates international law. read more

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At the meeting, the ninth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, they and Member States, UN agencies and civil society groups will discuss efforts to guarantee to indigenous peoples their full and effective participation in development processes, including thorough consultation in establishing development programmes and policies.“Indigenous peoples” traditional knowledge and practices are increasingly being recognized as vital for conservation work and efforts to combat and adapt to climate change,” the Forum said in a news release. “Yet despite this recognition, indigenous cultures have been damaged more often than not by development policies that ignore their traditional sources of knowledge and cultural priorities and fail to respect their land rights.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address the opening session in the General Assembly Hall. Key issues to be addressed during the Forum also include indigenous peoples in North America, and indigenous peoples and forests.The session on North America will aim to identify both the challenges faced by indigenous peoples in the region, as well as positive measures of cooperation that can contribute to improvements in their situation. On the issue of peoples and forests, the Forum noted that policies that treat woodlands as empty areas available for development often force indigenous peoples out of their homes. In addition, some conservation schemes establish wilderness reserves that deny forest-dwellers their rights. “Development policies that take into account indigenous peoples” culture and identity can be beneficial not only to indigenous peoples, but also for Member States and developing countries in particular,” it said.The Forum, set up by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2000, provides expert advice and recommendations on indigenous issues to UN agencies, raises awareness and promotes the integration and coordination of relevant activities within the world body. It comprises 16 independent experts appointed by ECOSOC, eight of whom are nominated by governments and eight by indigenous organizations in their regions. 16 April 2010Nearly 2,000 indigenous representatives from all over the world will gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday for the start of a two-week meeting aimed at ensuring their full participation in development while preserving their culture and identity. read more

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The agency, which said the funds were urgently needed to keep up with the large number of children going back to school, has already distributed learning materials for more than 2.3 million Afghan students, along with 6,000 tents for temporary classrooms and 10 million textbooks. Despite this effort, up to 4 million children are seeking to resume learning, many of them recently returned from neighbouring countries where their families had been refugees. The donation will ensure that 1.25 million returnee children have access to primary and secondary schooling in Kandahar, Jalalabad, Mazar and neighbouring provinces in Afghanistan, according to UNICEF, which is working closely with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide services to returnee children and their families.”The latest donation by Japan is another example of its formidable commitment to children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy. “Education for all children is the foundation of a peaceful, stable society, and it’s a crucial step in the rebuilding process.” Noting that “a tremendous amount of work” remains to be done, Ms. Bellamy voiced hope that donors would support UNICEF’s our ongoing effort “to rebuild Afghanistan through its children.” read more

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“I think we are at a very early stage yet,” Mr. Annan told reporters on his way into UN Headquarters today when asked if he was afraid that, with all the competing views, the issue would get bogged down ahead of the Assembly’s World Summit in September. “They’ve just had one day of discussion. One day of discussion doesn’t make a resolution; it doesn’t make a General Assembly session.”“There is no reason, no excuse, not to bring those discussions to a closure,” he said warning that Member States should move on the other reform “clusters” he had suggested in his report on UN renewal “In Larger Freedom.”“I see all aspects of the reform as important and we need to be able to give something to the Member States – or the heads of state and government – when they come in September, to endorse,” he added.“So we are at a very early stage, and I think we should calm down and better not get all excited about it. These are mature men and women who are dealing with a very serious issue. And they all know what is at stake. And I hope no one is going to want to play a ‘spoiler’, to be blamed for lack of progress.”The Assembly yesterday began debating a set of competing proposals for reforming the Council, touching on issues of enlargement, the right of veto and equitable geographic representation, with some speakers stressing that action on the matter was long overdue, while others cautioned against undue haste that could divide the 191-member body.At the centre of the discussion was a proposal introduced by Brazil, known as the “Group of Four resolution.” Competing texts were put forward by the African Union and a group of nations known as “United for Consensus.”The Group of Four (“G-4”) – Japan, Brazil, Germany and India – have all expressed their desire to become permanent members of the Council. Their proposal would have the Assembly increase the Council’s membership from 15 to 25, by adding six permanent and four non-permanent members. None of the new permanent members would have the veto power wielded by the current five permanent members – China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States.Brazil’s ambassador Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg said the realities of power of 1945 had long been superseded. The security structure established then was now “glaringly outdated” and the new resolution was an attempt to have the Council better reflect “contemporary world realities.”But some speakers felt the reform process had been “hijacked” by a small group of nations seeking new and unequal privileges for themselves in an enlarged Security Council. To add insult to injury, stated Pakistan’s ambassador Munir Akram, self-interest had been portrayed as altruism. The seekers of special privileges and power masqueraded as the champions of the weak and disadvantaged, asserting that the special privileges they sought would make the Council more representative and neutralize the power of the present members.Algeria’s ambassador Abdallah Baali felt that all the proposals put forward were equally unsatisfactory, taking into account the positions of Africa. While African States considered the veto as an unjustified, anachronistic right and had called for its abolition, he said that as long as the present permanent members had the right to veto, it was unacceptable for new permanent members to be deprived of that right.While views diverged on the formula for Council reform, most speakers agreed that it would not be wise at the current time to force a vote on a draft proposal that did not meet with the support of the majority of the Organization’s membership. Council reform needed the broadest possible support to be considered legitimate. In addition, comprehensive reform of the Council must also place emphasis on improved working methods, including more transparency and inclusiveness, it was stated. read more

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Real estate giant RioCan launching a strategic review of its U.S. portfolio by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 31, 2015 6:12 am MDT Last Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REI.UN) is launching a strategic review of its U.S. operations, a process that could lead to the real estate giant selling part or all of its portfolio of properties south of the border.“It’s very difficult to grow down there,” chief executive Edward Sonshine said during a conference call Friday with investors.Sonshine said RioCan purchased its properties south of the border when the loonie was performing much better relative to the U.S. dollar. Its average purchase price saw the two currencies roughly at par, Sonshine said.With the U.S. dollar now significantly outperforming the loonie, Sonshine said the company could realize large profits if it decided to sell.But he stopped short of speculating on what RioCan would use the proceeds of the sale for, saying such conjecture would be “premature” and that divesting the properties was only one of many options the company is considering.The U.S. portfolio is valued at around $1.2 billion on a net basis, Sonshine said.“This is something that we’ve been pondering and kicking around internally as it became clear, probably 18 months ago, that we couldn’t just keep acquiring the way that we had been in the past in the United States,” Sonshine said.The company has hired external advisers to help it determine what to do with the portfolio. It expects the review to be completed by the end of the year.Sonshine made his comments as the company reported a second-quarter profit of $86 million or 26 cents per share, down from $159 million and 51 cents per share in the same period last year.RioCan has been scrambling to fill vacant space after U.S. discount retailer Target pulled out of Canada earlier this year.While new tenants have been found for some of the stores — with Lowes Canada snatching up six while Canadian Tires is taking over one of RioCan’s former Target locations — the Toronto-based company says it’s unlikely that all of the vacant stores will be taken over by single tenants.Instead, RioCan is looking to split up many of the former Target stores into smaller units. The company estimates it could be 18 to 24 months before new tenants are paying rent for those units.Meanwhile, the company is negotiating with Target with regards to rent payments as well as damages that the retailer had promised as part of its indemnity agreements. RioCan said it has yet to receive any of the payments.RioCan, which owns nearly 50 million square feet of retail space in Canada and the U.S., said it made $322 million in consolidated revenue in the quarter ending June 30, up from $303 million in the same period last year.Committed occupancy for its 338 income properties and 15 properties under development was 93.9 per cent in the quarter, down from 96.9 per cent last year.The company said the departure of Target Canada, which leased 18 stores from RioCan and ceased operations in April, caused a 2.7 per cent drop in its committed occupancy and pushed its revenue from anchor tenants down to 83.7 per cent of the total from 86.6 per cent the year before.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. read more

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The court heard details about her father threatening to slit her throat and “chop her up” if she refused to comply with their demands.He made it clear he would rather kill her and go to prison than allow this perceived lack of respect. Her parents were arrested days later when they flew back to Heathrow airport and her siblings were taken into care.The woman told a court that she wanted her dad to be “punished” for deliberating misleading her and “forcefully” trying to make sure the wedding went ahead.The parents, who cannot be named to maintain the victim’s legal entitlement to lifetime anonymity, were convicted at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday following a trial. The case was heard at Leeds Crown CourtCredit:Andrew McCaren/LNP He had become increasingly concerned that the victim was in serious danger after receiving worrying Whatsapp messages.After being made aware of the escalating situation, the British High Commission in Bangladesh, the Forced Marriage Unit, and Bangladeshi police worked together to rescue the victim and bring her safely back to the UK.She saw her opportunity when her mother decided to visit neighbours to talk about the wedding and her father went out with other men to buy the groom’s outfit.The victim was in constant contact with the consular team who were travelling under police escort to find her. It enabled him to share her whereabouts, and he immediately told police – telling her: “You will be OK princess, you will be home safe and in my arms and I am never going to let you go again.” 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. A teenage girl used Apple’s Find My iPhone app to help her secret boyfriend rescue her from a forced marriage thousands of miles away in Bangladesh.A court heard her parents tricked her into going on a sham holiday from their home in Leeds, West Yorks, as part of a plot to force her to marry her cousin.The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said they physically pressured her into going through with plans for the wedding in July 2016, and said she was expected to have a child with her cousin so he could obtain a British visa.Details of her rescue by British authorities emerged at Leeds Crown Court. They were able locate her after she secretly contacted her boyfriend of eight months in the UK before the wedding took place.The girl, now 19, used the Find My iPhone app and Instagram locations to secretly alert her boyfriend back in the UK, who she hadn’t told her family about. The case was heard at Leeds Crown Court They were found guilty by a jury of of 11 males and one female of offences of forced marriage and using violence or a form of coercion.Judge Simon Phillips QC warned the pair that a substantial prison sentence would be inevitable. They will both be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on Monday, June 18. read more

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first_imgMagaldi Power will feature an enclosed conveyor belt designed to handle high temperature toxic and/or dusty materials on Stand H1066 at AIMEX – Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, to be held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from August 20-23, 2013. The Magaldi Ecobelt® is a design extension of the Magaldi Superbelt® and completely encloses the conveyor in a steel casing for safe and controlled handling, explained Domenico Antonelli, Magaldi Power director. “This provides significant health and safety advantages to workers and communities and benefits to the environment,” he said. “A simple, mechanical self-cleaning device manages the dust by removing fine residuals from the bottom of the casing. The Magaldi O-chain, a chain conveyor enclosed in an independent casing that is tailored around the Ecobelt tail section, then receives the residuals and reloads them onto the Superbelt.”The Superbelt®, a steel pan plated conveyor, is one of Magaldi’s key products and is described as capable of conveying abrasive, corrosive and heavy materials or those at temperatures up to and exceeding 1,000°C.“Other advantages over rubber belts, conventional drag chain conveyors and vibrating conveyors include low power usage and an operational life that can exceed 10 years,” Antonelli said.Magaldi Power was established in 2003 as part of the Italian-based Magaldi Group which has conveyor installations around the world with clients including power stations, foundries, sinters, smelters, cement work and mineral processors.last_img read more

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dhb cup handball SG Flensburg, Bergischer, SC Magdeburg and Rhein Neckar Lowen will fight for the DHB Cup trophy at Final4 tournament in April 2016. Four teams celebrated wins in quarter-final matches.SG Flensburg beat the biggest rival THW Kiel 34:27 in front of 10.285 “Zebras” fans in Sparkasse Arena in Kiel with magnificent Mattias Andersson who saved 18 shots of the Alfred Gislason guys…THW Kiel – SG Flensburg-Handewitt  27:34 (15:18)THW Kiel: Landin (6 saves), Katsigiannis (2 saves, 31.-50.) – Duvnjak (7), Toft Hansen (2), Weinhold (1), Dissinger (2), Canellas (1/1), Vujin (5/2), Sprenger, Mamelund, Ekberg (5), Dahmke (1), Klein (2), Anic (1)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (18/2 saves) – Karlsson, Eggert (5/3), Glandorf (9), Mogensen, Svan (9), Djordjic, Toft Hansen (2), Lauge (6), Mahé (3), KozinaRESULT: 0:2 (3.), 1:4 (5.), 3:4 (9.), 4:6 (10.), 6:6 (13.), 7:7 (14.), 7:10 (16.), 9:10 (18.), 9:12 (20.), 12:12 (22.), 12:15 (26.), 13:16 (28.), 15:17 (30.) – 15:19  (31.), 17:19 (32.), 17:22 (35.), 19:22 (39.), 21:23 (41.), 21:25 (45.), 23:26 (47,), 23:28 (50.), 24:29 (52.), 25:30 (54.), 26:31 (56.), 26:34 (59.)Rhein Neckar Lowen beat MT Melsungen 22:21 with a winning goal by Uwe Gensheimer from 7 meter-throw after refferes sent off directly one of the Melsungen’s players three seconds before the end on the other side of the court.Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Ristovski–  Schmid, Gensheimer (8/7), Kneer (n.e.), Sigurmannsson, Baena Gonzalez (1), Larsen (4), Guardiola (1), Steinhauser (n.e.), Groetzki (2), Ekdahl du Rietz (2), Pekeler, Petersson (4), Reinkind (n.e.)MT Melsungen: Sjöstrand, Villadsen– Maric (3), Sellin (4/4), Fahlgren (1), Forstbauer (1), Hildebrand, Danner (2), Philipp Müller, Boomhouwer (1), Rnic (3), Schneider (1), Allendorf (1), Michael Müller (3)SC Magdeburg beat FA Goppingen 29:25.Bergischer secured F4 spot by beating Minden 24:23 ← Previous Story SECOND WCh semi-final in a row: Poland beat Russia again! Next Story → Hungarian coach Andras Nemeth resigns after WCh 2015 debacle read more

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first_imgLG: des écrans e-paper en préparationLes premiers écrans en papier électronique arriveront bientôt sur notre marché. LG veut être de la partie.Le papier électronique (EPD) sera certainement un atout pour l’industrie du livre numérique, le e-book, dans un premier temps, même si l’on peut imaginer les diverses possibilités que pourrait offrir cette nouveauté. Avec une résolution de 1024×768, l’écran XGA de 6 pouces (15 cm) fonctionne à l’encre électronique et permet une lecture proche du support papier, avec la possibilité d’incurver l’écran de 40 degrés ( à partir du centre). Léger de 14g, épais de 0,7mm, le livre électronique de LG Display possède une sous-couche de plastic ultra fine et très résistante (survie à une chute de 1m50).Dès le mois prochain, nous pourrions donc voir débarquer ces fameux écrans e-paper, flexibles et pratiques.Le 30 mars 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgA fire damaged a two-story home near Battle Ground Lake State Park on Monday. Firefighters with Clark County Fire District 3 were dispatched at about 4:30 p.m. to the 18200 block of Northeast 249th Street, according to emergency dispatch logs kept by the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency. The man calling 911 said that his father was upstairs in the home trying to put the fire out and that he had refused to leave the building, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. All occupants were out of the home, however, by the time firefighters got there and began battling the flames, according to radio traffic. The fire was knocked down in about a half hour, according to radio traffic, and a fire marshal was called to the scene to investigate what caused the fire.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester City’s Raheem Sterling has issued an apology to referee Viktor Kassai after he won a comical penalty during the team’s 6-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.With the Premier League champions 1-0 up in the first half, Sterling burst into the area and tripped over as he tried to dig his foot under the ball to chip Andriy Pyatov in the Shakhtar goal.There was no player making any form of contact with the former Liverpool man, yet the experienced Kassai pointed to the spot.“I went to chip the ball and don’t know what happened. I didn’t feel contact. I scuffed the ball. Apologies to the ref,” Sterling said after the game, according to Reuters.Shakhtar Donetsk manager, Paulo Fonseca laughed when he was asked about the decision.“It is difficult to speak about a penalty after a result like that — but it’s ridiculous, that’s all I can say,” he said.Pep Guardiola, Raheem Sterling, Manchester CityGuardiola: Sterling must ignore Ronaldo & Messi comparisons Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola advised Raheem Sterling to ignore comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who he rates as incomparable.“Everyone saw it, but it is not because of the penalty we lost the game,” he added.Meanwhile, Man City boss Pep Guardiola agreed that the referee got it wrong and said the incident highlighted the need for the video assistant referee (VAR) system to be introduced.“We realised it wasn’t a penalty. We don’t like to score in that situation,” said Guardiola, who conceded Sterling could have told the referee at the time.“You know VAR and what it is — the referee must be helped because they don’t want to make mistakes.”“The game is so quick, so fast these days. It would take 10 seconds for somebody to say something to the referee,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgGuillermo Barros Schelotto was left frustrated by Boca Juniors’ inability to take a lead over River Plate into the second leg of the Copa Libertadores finalAfter the match was postponed on Saturday due to heavy rain, both Argentine clubs put in a thrilling spectacle in Buenos Aires.River Plate’s Lucas Pratto cancelled out Ramon Abila’s opening goal for Boca before their lead was restored by Dario Benedetto.However, a Carlos Izquierdoz own goal ensured a 2-2 draw between the sides heading into the second leg at River Plate’s home ground.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“We should have won,” Schelotto told reporters, via FourFourTwo. “We wasted so many chances, too many.“I think we were the better side on the field, but River played their game, caused us some trouble on occasion and now it will be to the Monumental to settle it.“We had the opportunity to go 3-2 up at the end, but [Franco] Armani has made a great save.”The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final will be played on November 24 at the Monumental stadium in Argentina.last_img read more

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first_img Tags If you’ve ever wondered who’d win a fight between Brad Pitt and Bruce Lee, Quentin Tarantino is about to reveal the answer. This is the first trailer for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Tarantino’s new film set in the glittering showbiz world of 1969 Los Angeles. The colorful carefree ’60s are about to take a dark turn, with Tarantino weaving fictional characters into the horrific true story of the murder of actress Sharon Tate.Set to the rattling strains of 1968 hit Bring a Little Lovin’ by Los Bravos, the trailer gives little away apart from flashes of ’60s-tastic atmosphere. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer shows tale from… TV and Movies 2019 movies to geek out over 1:46 Now playing: Watch this:center_img Share your voice Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a fictional actor, alongside actual stars Al Pacino, Kurt Russell and the late Burt Reynolds. The cast list reads like a Who’s Who of modern Hollywood, and some of the stars play their real tinseltown forebears. Margot Robbie plays the ill-fated Tate, Damian Lewis embodies real-life king of cool Steve McQueen, and Damon Herriman is cult leader Charles Manson. For the aforementioned Pitt punch-up, Bruce Lee is played by Mike Moh.   Tarantino regulars Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Zoë Bell also star in the writer and director’s ninth film, which hits theaters in July. Post a comment 0 77 Photoslast_img read more

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first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowOne dead, another injured, after Eagle River brown bear attacksCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAnchorage police say a brown bear attacked two men, killing one who had last been seen Monday and injuring another Wednesday who was part of a group searching for the missing hiker.Alaska delegation mulls Trump order keeping children detained with parentsLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.President Trump signed an order Wednesday to address the family separations at the southern border, but it raises new questions for Congress.Sitka salmon fleet to Governor Walker: “Don’t sign a bad treaty”Emily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaSitka’s salmon fishermen are worried about the state’s strategy for renegotiating the Pacific Salmon Treaty. That’s the document between the United States and Canada that allocates the king salmon harvest across borders and expires at the end of the year.Two coal-seam fires merge to form rapidly-growing wildfire near HealyTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksState Forestry firefighters are working to contain a fast-growing wildfire near Healy that was ignited by two smoldering fires burning in coal deposits at the surface that merged together.State: Permafrost melt from Arctic broadband projects violated permitsCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska officials are still trying to sort out the scope of a problem caused by trenching for fiber optic cables owned by GCI and Quintillion, which could threaten the only haul road to the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay, as well as dozens of streams along the way.Amid criticism of homeless camps, Anchorage officials weigh aggressive policy changeZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageIncreasingly organized and vocal community groups are demanding that more aggressive steps be taken to deal with encampments along the city’s green-belt.EPA rollbacks of cleanup regulations for mining companies draw ire of environmental groupsKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelThe Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to roll back a regulation to make hard rock mining companies pay for clean up is sparking a new legal battle between Alaska and environmental groups.University of Alaska moves forward with Chilkat Valley timber saleAbbey Collins, KHNS – HainesThe University of Alaska is moving forward with a controversial Haines-area timber sale. Amid concerns, the University’s Board of Regents delayed advancing the sale at its last regular meeting.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI: Government has issued notices to social media platforms Tiktok and Helo along with a set of 21 questions threatening to ban these apps if it does not receive an appropriate response, official sources said. The action from Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) follows complaint by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) to the Prime Minister, in which it alleged that the platforms are being used for anti-national activities. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us When contacted, Tiktok and Helo in a joint statement said they have plans to invest USD 1 billion over the period of next three years to develop technology infrastructure and owns the responsibility of the local community. Meity has sought reply from TikTok and Helo on allegation that these platforms have become “a hub of anti-national activities”, and has sought assurance that the data of Indian users are not being transferred at present and will not be transferred in future also “to any other foreign government or any third party or private entity”, according to sources. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us Meity has also sought a response on the initiative being taken to check fake news and steps being taken to be compliant under Indian laws. The IT ministry has asked explanation from Helo on the allegation that it has paid a huge sum to other media platforms for putting 11,000 morphed political ads on social media sites. The ministry has also raised concern around the violation of child privacy and entry age of 13 years being set by these platforms to enrol users while person below age of 18 years is considered child in India. Advertise With Us TikTok and Helo in the joint statement said that they are grateful for the immense support given by India’s growing digital community. “Our continued success in India will not be possible without the support of our local community. We take our responsibilities to this community seriously and welcome this opportunity to fully collaborate with the Government to meet and exceed our obligations,” the statement said. India is one of the strongest markets for TikTok and Helo. “In line with our commitment to India, we are investing USD 1 billion dollars in India over the next three years, with a strategic focus on developing technology infrastructure, establishing local partnerships and supporting initiatives such as the Skill India Program which we are proud to be assisting with already,” the statement said.last_img read more

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first_img-The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) authorities have decided to bring changes in the textbooks of primary level for the next session in the wake of adverse criticism from several quarters.Meanwhile, a committee of experts, constituted by the government, has finalised recommendations to bring about the changes in the secondary level textbooks, especially in Bangla and Ananda Path, brought after the demand of Hefazat-e-Islam earlier in this year.The changes in the primary level textbooks had brought a volley of criticism as these were on very sensitive issues. The education ministry, primary and mass education ministry and NCTB were embarrassed as the changes, in some cases, were in accordance to demands of Hefazat-e-Islam. All of its 29 demands for changes were met.The education ministry formed 12 expert committees to bring about changes in 12 books of Class IX-X. The committee on Bangla books has recommended restoring the poetry and prose that were there till last year.In response to a question of Prothom Alo, education minister Nurul Islam Nahid said that they would take the next decision after receiving the recommendations of educationists in this regard.A NCTB source informed that it organised a workshop in the last March on printing textbooks for the next session and came up with a decision to exclude the controversial contents.Besides introducing incompatible content, including a picture of a goat climbing a tree, the NCTB published gender insensitive contents in the books of Class-I and brought changes in a poem of Kusum Kumari Das in the Bangla book of Class-III, drawing heavy criticism. The textbook publication body has decided to change these contents for the next year. The manuscripts of these books have already been prepared.Prof M Moshiuzzaman, NCTB member, confirmed the changes in the primary level textbooks. He, however, has declined to talk about the proposals of the expert committee on the textbooks of Class IX-X.Proposal to include the discarded contentsThe 12 textbooks of Class IX-X will be simplified as per the decision of education ministry. The committee sources said they have almost completed the task.Educationist Prof Syed Manzurul Islam told Prothom Alo that the changes brought in the textbooks were unnecessary. He also strongly spoke against introducing communalism in textbooks as this is corrosive.He said that he has submitted an amended copy of the English book.Other members of the committee, including economist MM Akash, Muhammad Jafar Iqbal and poet, essayist and journalist Abul Momen, also spoke in favour of restoring the texts that had been removed from the books.Abul Momen said, “Hefazat-e-Islam considers religious points of view only. But the textbooks have to be composed in keeping with our culture, language and literature. This view has to be considered during composing all the textbooks.”*The piece originally came up in Prothom Alo print edition is rewritten in English by Shameem Rezalast_img read more

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first_imgProthom alo File PhotoWoman entrepreneur Barnali Chowdhury Rupa was heading towards Dhanmondi after buying clothes from New Market on 5 August. She was intercepted by ‘some people’ who handed her over to the police near Medinova Medical Centre. The police showed her arrested in three cases, including attacking Awami League office in Dhanmoni on 4 August, said Barnali’s mother Ambia Khatun and sister Kaniz Fatema on Thursday.How could Barnali, a 35-year-old businesswomen, be indicted in such cases?The investigation officer of the case claimed they scanned Barnali’s mobile phone and found that she had distributed food among the demonstrating students demanding safe roads.That testifies her involvement in attack and vandalism, according to the official.Barnali’s lawyer HM Masud told Prothom Alo, the police have shown her arrested based on suspicion. She was put on a six-day remand.Masud also claimed that his client did not know anything about the incidents.The police filed three cases in the incidents that took place at Dhanmondi, accusing several hundred unnamed people. Barnali along with 13 others were arrested in those cases. Among the arrested, 12 are students of different private universities. The police don’t even have any specific information about the arrested.Relatives of the arrested claimed they had been handed over to the police around Mirpur Road and Dhanmondi areas by activists of ruling party’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League and Juba League, who were armed with stick and rod.Some others were also detained form the areas but they were later released. Guardian of a released student alleged that he had to bribe the police to free his son.Officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi police station Abdul Lotif denied such allegations.“There were specific directions on us that no school-college students should be arrested. Besides, we didn’t arrest all of them, people did,” he said.According to Dhaka Metropolitan Police, around 100 were arrested in 51 cases filed over violence and spreading rumors in social media centering the demonstration of students demanding safe roads following the death of two college students on 29 July.Police and court sources said, Awami League filed two cases over attack on their party office accusing several hundred people, including BNP, Juba Dal and Chhatra Dal men. But, the law enforcement are yet to find the political affiliation of those who were detained randomly from the street.Tamal, one of the 14 arrested in the case, is a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals.His father Abdus Samad said, “Tamal is suffering from Bronchitis. He was at home at the time of the incident. The CCTV footage of the house will testify it. He was picked up by Bangladesh Chhatra League men the next day when he went out with his friends. He is severely ill now.”Two brothers — Mahmudur Rahman and Mahbubur Naeem — were also arrested on the same day.Students and activists of ruling party Awami League clash in front of the East West University on 6 August. Photo: Collected.Their mother said, “They were indicted and the court has even granted a remand. What’s the use of writing these now?”Three other boys were arrested form in front of Labaid Hospital in Dhanmondi while they were returning to their mess in Mohammadpur after visiting a patient in Birdem hospital.One of the three arrested students is Mashrikul Alam. His father Shamsul Islam said, Mashrikul and his cousin Omar Siam went to visit an ailing relative while the police arrested them from Mirpur Road.Another arrested student Gazi Imam Bukhari Sifat studies in ASA University. He was arrested from Kalabagan area while going to New Market with four other students on 5 August.Sifat’s father Gazi Akkas said, “I have nothing to say. Everybody is enjoying ahead of Eid but my son is in jail. I want to humbly say, my son is not involved in politics. He didn’t even join the demonstration. Please have mercy on him.”Sub-inspector Jayed Abdullah of Dhanmondi police station, investigation officer of one of the cases, told Prothom Alo that he himself didn’t arrest anybody in this connection.According to him, BCL and Juba League men handed many people over at that time. Only those who were found involved after verification were shown arrested, he claimed.last_img read more