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Euro 2016 Final, Portugal vs France: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcom to our LIVE COVERAGE of the Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France at Stade de France, Paris. (FULL EURO COVERAGE | NEWS | PHOTOS)Right until the very end!#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/Vo1L7FerBz UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016You don’t forget these moments, @selecaoportugal…#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/jkouuMDuXx UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016The moment Portugal lifted the trophy!#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/9XF5mMgb9v UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016?? Camera flashes, EVERYWHERE ??#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/eRg088KZzh UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016The match-winner and the captain ???#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/Iq3tEgS3nl UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201603.02 IST: That’s it! Portugal are crowned champions. The celebrations! #EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/1HqhQcT7lx UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016Eder carries the ball across the pitch, shrugs off Koscielny and buries the ball into the bottom corner from 25 metres! #EURO2016 #PORFRA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201602.49 IST: GOAL! Eder scores in the Extra-Time and it’s Portugal who take a 1-0 lead in the 109th minute. 02.43 IST: First half of Extra-Time ends in stalemete Ronaldo was back to motivate the troops during the break.#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/XVAZgjOQLb UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016Spotted! The man who scored the last extra-time winner in a EURO final.#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/TIHLYJ6T7R UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201602.34 IST: YELLOW CARD! Matuidi (France) booked in the 97th minute. Lloris playing his part as well ??????#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/D7LSBQQw0i UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201602.28 IST: Extra-Time begins advertisementThe #EURO2016 final is going to extra time!#PORFRA pic.twitter.com/iBTzLvuugS UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201602.23 IST: It’s 0-0 after 90 minutes. Match goes into Extra-Time. 02.19 IST: Additional three minutes added as injury time. 84 – CLOSE! A Sissoko piledriver from 25 metres is beaten away by Rui Patrcio. What a hit! #EURO2016 #PORFRA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201602.10 IST: 10 minutes to go and it’s still 0-0. 79 – CLOSE! Lloris to the rescue, palming away an over-hit Nani cross before claiming an extravagant overhead kick by Quaresma. #EURO2016 UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016Time for a change. #FRA Gignac ? Giroud#POR Eder ? Renato Sanches #EURO2016 #PORFRA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201675 – Coman the creator, playing in Giroud, who fires towards goal left-footed. Rui Patrcio is down well to parry. #EURO2016 #PORFRA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201666 – Adrien Silva makes way for #POR with Moutinho coming on. #EURO2016 #PORFRA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201665 – CHANCE! Griezmann is unmarked inside the box but can only head a lovely Coman cross over the bar. #EURO2016 #PORFRA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201657 – Coman comes on for France, replacing Payet. #EURO2016 #PORFRA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016All eyes glued to the big screen in the Paris fan zone ???#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/vnX0PixL0f UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016The art of goalkeeping by Rui Patrcio ?????????#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/RTPUgyCs2R UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201601.35 IST: Second half gets underway. 01.19 IST: Half-Time – Portugal 0-0 France.01.16 IST: Two minutes of additional time added. Sissoko bursts through the Portugal ranks – not for the first time ??#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/ULm70BO2SF UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016You are the best in the world brother. Fora @Cristiano. Raul Meireles (@OficialMeireles) July 10, 201601.04 IST: Cedric (Portugal) gets a yellow for foul on Payet in the 34th minute. Terrible to see Cris come off like that. Hope it’s nothing too bad ????? Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) July 10, 201600.56 IST: Ronaldo was back in action but not for too long. He is being stretchered off this time. His final is over. What a tragic end.00.48 IST: Ronaldo suffers another blow in the 17th minute. And it’s Payet again. He looks in massive pain as he walks off the field.Ronaldo received treatment after taking a knock to the knee. Good news for #POR – he’s back on. #EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/rGMLxgQK1Q UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201600.40 IST: Cristiano Ronaldo is brought down by Dimitri Payet. He limps off the field. 00.38 IST: 7 minutes – France have dominated proceedings so far. This man knows a thing or two about EURO glory…#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/36I2tRBgHw UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201600.31 IST: The match is underway. 00.24 IST: Players make their way to a packed Stade de France. Time for their national anthems 00.17 IST: Closing ceremony is underway. David Guetta and Zara Larsson perform00.10 IST: Players are out on the pitch for pre-match warm-up. #FRA unchanged for the #EURO2016 final#EURO2016 https://t.co/xlXydyFf59#PORFRA pic.twitter.com/z5P7ZAQneNadvertisement UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016Pepe and W. Carvalho return for #POR#EURO2016 https://t.co/xlXydyFf59 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/774EmsEZIA UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 201600.00 IST: Just half an hour to go for the kick-off. 23.58 IST: Didier Deschamps eyeing a double as a captain-coach. He won the title as France captain in 2000. 23.40 IST: STAT! Cristiano Ronaldo is just one goal away from becoming the all-time leading scorer at Euro. He’s currently level with Michel Platini on nine goals. The Stade de France is going to be rocking tonight! Are you #POR or #FRA?#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/LAXCB4lc9T UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016The teams are in! William Carvalho and Pepe are back for #POR, while #FRA are unchanged. #PORFRA #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/DCuF7n9FLs UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016Les Bleus can count on some passionate support at the Stade de France tonight. #PORFRA #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/ODz6HYbdYD UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016Portugal’s 8 goals at this EURO have come at a rate of 1.33 per game. #PORFRA #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/swj6Oj6QLP UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016#FRA leave their hotel. Destination: #EURO2016 final!Follow #PORFRA: https://t.co/xlXydyFf59 pic.twitter.com/8d0cM7qqYP UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016Two hours to go! How are the nerves?#EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/By8hqoPUUJ UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016Before tonight, how about #POR v #FRA at Table Football! Les Bleus came out on top in the Paris Fan Zone #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/RTvfwViKVG UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016The trophy at the Stade de France. Who are you backing to win tonight? #PORFRA #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/lamLvUhEXT UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016#FRA fans already in good voice! #EURO2016 #PORFRA pic.twitter.com/AjmAfBit2q UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 10, 2016PREVIEWCristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal face France in the European Championship final on Sunday, just six weeks after they contested the Champions League final.Ronaldo was on the winning side with Real Madrid at the continental showpiece in Milan, with the Portugal captain scoring the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout against Griezmann’s Atletico Madrid.This time, Ronaldo could be in for a disappointment.Not only will France have the host nation crowd behind them at the Stade de France, but Griezmann has been on sparkling form with a tournament-leading six goals – double the tally of Ronaldo, who has toiled and grumbled his way through Portugal’s stodgy campaign.Ronaldo is only one goal away from scoring a 10th European Championship goal and breaking Michel Platini’s 32-year record.But France’s pedigree in finals is far stronger than Portugal’s, particularly at home where the prize was collected at the 1984 European Championship and 1998 World Cup. The only time France have won silverware away from Paris was Euro 2000, while the sole final loss was on penalties to Italy at the 2006 World Cup.France have won their last 10 games against Portugal, whose last victory over the hosts came in 1975. And Fernando Santos, who began his reign 21 months ago with a loss to France in the Stade de France, has seen his team win only once inside 90 minutes at Euro 2016 – against Wales in the semifinals.advertisementlast_img read more

Any life lost in Kashmir is a loss for us as a nation, says PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi today hosted the 23rd edition of his popular radio show Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio (AIR). The prime minister spoke on Kashmir unrest, Olympic medal winners, Dhyan Chand and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Here are the highlights:- Any life lost in Kashmir, whether of a youth or of a security personnel, is a loss for us as a nation: PM- People who are putting innocent young boys forward to disrupt peace in Kashmir, one day they will have to answer to these boys: PM- Kashmir ke sambandh mein mera sabhi dalon se jitna interaction hua, usse ek baat jagrut hoti hai – ekta aur mamta, mool mantra mein rahi: PM- Legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand was a live example of sportsman spirit and patriotism: PM- Tomorrow (Monday) August 29 is legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary which is celebrated as national sports day. I pay him tributes and want you all to remember his contribution: PM- Great cricket player Don Bradman had said that Dhyan Chand scores goals like runs: PM- A 16-year-old girl launched a Satyagraha, gave up food, demanding a toilet in her home in Karnataka: PM- When this came to the knowledge of the village head, he arranged Rs 18K and got a toilet constructed in 7 days: PM- Bharat ki humesha humesha ye koshish rahi hai ki hamare padosiyon ke saath hamare sambandh gehre ho, sehej ho, jeevant ho: PM- Students of 1,700 schools wrote to their parents urging them to construct toilets in their homes, in Chhattisgarh: PM- Mother Teresa’s canonisation as saint to happen on September 4th. Her life was dedicated to work for the poor: PM- Why should we not go back to our tradition of using clay for making idols? It will help save the climate: PM- Lot of people are writing about Ganesh Chaturthi & Durga Puja vis-a-vis the environment showing their concern over pollution: PM- My handwriting is not that good. I have immense respect for people with good handwriting: PM- Mai Pullela Gopichand ji ko, unki tapasya ko, khel ke prati unke samarpan ko salute karta hoon: PM- Teachers are as important as mothers in our lives. They spend their lives caring for their students: PM- For me, 5th September is not only Teachers Day but a day of learning as well: PM- It is very good to know that our nation wants us to focus on extracurricular activities: PM- Dipa Karmakar stood at 4th position, kamaal kar diya: PM- We have to go a long way when it comes to focusing on Sports. Sports needs motivation and public is the best entity to do it: PM- We won Rio Olympics medals, our daughters proved themselves once again, that they are not less than anyone: PM- Kal Hockey ke jaadugar Dhyan Chand ji ki janmatithi hai, ye din rashtriya khel divas ke roop mein manaya jata hai: PMadvertisementALSO READ:Wish PM had mentioned Kashmir situation in Mann Ki Baat: Omar Mann ki Baat: Future is going to be technology driven, we need to embrace it, says PMlast_img read more

LE MARS WOMAN FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST MONSANTO OVER ROUNDUP CHEMICAL USE

first_imgA Le Mars woman is suing Monsanto-Bayer, the makers of the popular herbicide Round-up for the death of her husband.Christine Kluver says in a lawsuit that the herbicide led to her husband’s cancer that ultimately caused his death.Kluver claims Monsanto knew that glyphosate, an ingredient in Round-up, one of the world’s most widely used herbicides used on crops, lawns, and gardens, was unsafe, but continued to market and sell it anyway.Arlen Kluver was exposed to the weed-killer for approximately 20 years while working for a Le Mars lawn service and also used it on his farm.He died in July of 2001 at the age of 46 of non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma.The lawsuit was filed earlier this week, and it states that Monsanto does not warn consumers of the risks associated with exposure to Round-up and glyphosate.The lawsuit is the latest of thousands filed across the United States by plaintiffs who say that Round-up causes cancer.At least three plaintiffs have received multi-million dollar jury verdicts in their cases against Monsanto.last_img read more

Rory McIlroy puts himself in prime position for victory on return

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Golf Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Rory McIlroy Share via Email The Observer Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Rory McIlroy need not have bothered expressing a belief of being “rejuvenated and refocused”. Demonstration of that has been delivered in Abu Dhabi, with McIlroy’s round-by-round improvement.From the earlier position of the 28-year-old’s fitness and attitude being questioned, it would now be a disappointment if McIlroy does not mark this return to competitive action with victory.He will begin the fourth round one shot from the lead – held jointly by Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher – after backing up the promise of a 69 and a 66 with a 65. Fisher, who also signed for a third-round 65, has Pieters for company at 17 under par.McIlroy is quite right to point to the long game, of setting standards on this comeback he hopes will resonate for the remainder of his career. Still, there is little doubt plenty of people have eyes fixed on the potentially seismic story of a first victory after 16 injury-disrupted months.“It was another great round and another really good confidence builder,” McIlroy said. “Not just for this week but for the rest of the season. Winning would mean a lot. I’ve had a lot of close calls here, about six top-threes or something like that.“I’ve never won my first start back out. It’s felt like a while since I’ve won and just to give myself these chances; I gave myself a chance at the end of the year [in the British Masters] at Close House and wasn’t able to do it. Paul Dunne played too well for me. I’m excited to get back on the horse.“I felt really comfortable, really relaxed. I haven’t been looking at leaderboards too much. Just been trying to play my game and it’s going pretty well so far, so I’ll try to do the same thing.”The third round witnessed vintage McIlroy, not just in terms of scoring but creativity. One of the game’s natural artists had worried in recent times he was becoming one dimensional, with that fear sufficient for the four-times major champion to mix up his practice regime. The result is already obvious, with McIlroy displaying the range of shots that set him apart from so many others.“I hit a little eight iron into 14, which was probably a nine-iron yardage,” McIlroy said. “I just didn’t feel comfortable with it so I just sawed off a little eight iron. I’m really comfortable with those shots. Those are shots I worked on a lot over the last three months.”A McIlroy run without a dropped shot reached hole 51 before trouble ensued. He found the greenside bunker at the 15th, from where there was precious little green to work. McIlroy took two to get out of the trap, rendering his four – as completed from the fringe of the green – a decent effort. On the 17th, McIlroy chipped in for a birdie to offset the earlier and minor damage.Dustin Johnson’s 68 means he is not out of the equation at minus 12. Matthew Fitzpatrick, who is alongside Tommy Fleetwood at 15 under, blasted himself firmly into the mix with a 63. Fitzpatrick branded himself lucky, saying: “I holed every putt.”That has not been the story for McIlroy, which should endorse his status as the player to watch on Sunday. His most meaningful statement of intent for quite some time is within 18 holes of delivery. Share on Facebook news Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Virat Kohli showed great belief in me: Ambati Rayudu in retirement letter to BCCI

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 16:44 IST India batsman Ambati Rayudu announced retirement on Wednesday. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAmbati Rayudu said India Captain Virat Kohli had always showed belief in himAmbati Rayudu announced retirement on WednesdayRayudu was overlooked for World Cup 2019Ambati Rayudu expressed his gratitude to India captain Virat Kohli in his retirement letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Rayudu’s decision to retire came after he was snubbed for the 2019 World Cup twice.Rayudu was a stand-by player in case any of the batsmen got injured in the ongoing World Cup in England. However, India called in Rishabh Pant after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out with a fractured thumb and then replaced all-rounder Vijay Shankar with opening batsman Mayank Agarwal.Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with an immediate effect on Wednesday. In his letter, Rayudu said it was an honour to play for India and thanked MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.Rayudu played under MS Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings and Rohit Sharma in Mumbai Indians. Kohli was Rayudu’s India captain.In his letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rayudu said, “I would like to bring to your kind notice that I have come to decision to step away from the sport and retire from all forms and levels of the game. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the bcci and all the state associations that I have represented which include Hyderabad, Baroda, Andhra and Vidharbha.””I also would like to thank the two IPL franchises MI and CSK for their support. It has been a honour and privilege to have represented our country.””I would like to thank the captains I have played under, MS Dhoni, Rohit sharma and especially Virat Kohli who always had shown great belief in me throughout my career with the Indian team.”advertisement”It has been a wonderful journey of playing the sport and learning from every up and down it brought up on for the last 25 years at various different levels. Finally I would like to thank my family and all the wellwishers who have been with me throughout this wonderful journey.”Rayudu was not included in India’s original 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019 and all-rounder Vijay Shankar was preferred over him. Chief selector MSK Prasad had stated that Shankar’s 3-dimensional qualities made them pick him over Rayudu.Ambati Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05 with three hundreds and 10 half-centuries. He also featured in 6 T20 internationals and made 42 runs.Also Read | Ambati Rayudu announces international retirement after World Cup snubAlso Read | Picture of MS Dhoni spitting out blood goes viral. Here’s what happenedAlso See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Ambati Rayadu Next Virat Kohli showed great belief in me: Ambati Rayudu in retirement letter to BCCIAmbati Rayudu thanked MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their support in his retirement letter. Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img read more

New Nursing Home Officially Opened in HRM

first_img FOR BROADCAST USE The province officially opened a new nursing home today (June 18th) in Halifax Regional Municipality, giving more Nova Scotians the option of staying in their community longer. Ivany Place, in Bedford West, is home to 156 residents and was built using the province’s new design standards which emphasize more home-like surroundings. The design also enables couples who both require nursing home care to live together in the same household. The new beds at Ivany Place are among 1,000 new long-term care beds that will be open by the summer of 2011 in 14 new facilities and eight additions to existing facilities throughout Nova Scotia. Northwood will operate Ivany Place. -30- Nova Scotia seniors will have the option to stay in their community longer and receive long-term care after the official opening today, June 18, of Christina and Hedley Ivany Place in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Ivany Place, operated by Northwood, is home for 156 residents, in a community setting in Bedford West. The facility has 12 distinct neighbourhoods each with its own kitchen, living room and dining room. Most residents have private rooms and bathrooms as well as access to outdoor courtyards and gardens. “The opening of Ivany Place helps Nova Scotia’s seniors live more healthily and independently in their community,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “It is part of government’s ongoing commitment to advocate for seniors in Nova Scotia and to make their lives better.” Ivany Place reflects the province’s new design standards, which emphasize home-like surroundings. The design also enables couples who require nursing home care to live together in the same household. Clients have access to 24-hour nursing care as well as medical, nutritional and pharmacy services and occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Other features include a room for family visits and functions, a wellness centre, hair salon and common areas to host entertainment programs and religious services. “This beautiful facility will enable its residents to receive the health care and support they need in their home community, close to family and friends,” said Health Minister Maureen MacDonald. “It is the latest chapter in Northwood’s proud history of caring for seniors in our community.” Ivany Place also hosts an Adult Day Program for up to 20 clients which offers a safe, therapeutic environment for dependent adults older than 50, with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease or who may be physically frail. “We set out five years ago on a journey to create a place that people could truly call home,” said Kate Harris, chair of the board of governors of Northwood. “We thank the community, our partners, our staff, and, most of all, the residents and families who put their trust in us.” Ivany Place employs more than 200 people. The 156 beds opening at Ivany Place are part of the 1,000 new long-term care beds that will be open by the summer of 2011 in 14 new facilities and eight additions to existing facilities throughout Nova Scotia. Access to Ivany Place and other provincial long-term care facilities is through the Department of Health’s Single Entry Access system at 1-800-225-7225.last_img read more

New Zealand bans singleuse plastic bags

first_imgWellington: New Zealand officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags Monday, introducing hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them. Plastic pollution has become a growing global concern, with a million birds and more than 100,000 marine mammals injured or killed every year by becoming entangled in packaging or ingesting it through the food chain. Companies that break New Zealand’s ban will face heavy penalties, including fines of up to 100,000 New Zealand dollar (USD 67,000). Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed'”New Zealanders are proud of our country’s clean, green reputation and want to help ensure we live up to it,” Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said. “Ending the use of single-use plastic shopping bags helps do that.” Under the new rules, thin plastic single-use shopping bags can no longer be supplied — but the law allows reusable carriers to continue being provided. The legislation — which was announced in August last year and came into force on Monday — will have little practical effect, as New Zealand’s major supermarkets Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinpinghave already voluntarily banned the bags. However, Sage said it was putting the issue of recycling on the agenda. “(The ban) doesn’t go far enough, but what is really great is it’s started the conversation,” she told Radio New Zealand. “People are now talking about single-use plastics and how we can phase them out.” More than 80 countries have already introduced similar bans, according to the UN Environment Programme.last_img read more

Construction begins on Freedom Road to Shoal Lake 40

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN National NewsThe community of Shoal Lake 40 in Manitoba hosted a celebratory feast last week to kick off construction of the much awaited Freedom Road.Nearly 50 people including community members, people from the province and representatives from the federal government gathered at the community’s recreation centre for a ceremony that included speeches, drumming and a tour of the construction site.Construction of the road officially began in May. Chief Erwin RedskyChief Erwin Redsky said Friday’s celebration not only marks the beginning of a new road but also the beginning of a road to reconciliation.“Today is a day of celebration. Reaching a major milestone of beginning of construction of our road. Freedom Road.” He said, “This demonstrates what partnership can look like. What equality can look like.”Shoal Lake 40 was forced onto a man-made island more than 100 years ago when the city of Winnipeg built an aqueduct to ensure the city had clean drinking water. The community relies on ferry transportation during the summer months and a winter road during the rest of the seasons.They have been under a boil water advisory for the past two decades. Something Chief Redsky hopes will change once the road is complete.Bob Nault, MP for Kenora, was in attendance for Friday’s celebration. He admits Canada still has a lot of work to do and Freedom Road is just the beginning.“There’s an opportunity to build a new water plant and build other infrastructure in the community.”Last year the federal government agreed to cover up to $20 million toward the road, while the province and the city each agreed to pay $10 million.Freedom Road stretches 24-kilometres with nine of those being on Shoal Lake 40. The road will connect the community to the Trans-Canada Highway. Completion of on reserve road is set for October. A representative for the province couldn’t confirm a date for full completion of the road.bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more

Second Annual Peace Fusion Dance Showcase

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace Fusion Dance Company (PFDC) will be showcasing a repertoire of their dance numbers at their second Annual Dance Showcase.The Peace Fusion Dance Showcase is a way to share with the community the competitive dances the Company has been developing and working on prior to attending dance competitions they will be attending this year across North America.The Showcase will be at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Saturday, January 26 at 7:00 PM. The cost for Adults is $25 and Children are $12. There will be various styles of dance including tap, modern, lyrical, ballet, hip hop and more.To purchase a ticket for the Event CLICK HERE To view, the FB Event Page CLICK HEREPFDC is made up of dancers from both Fort Nelson to High Prairie who train at 8 different studios in 5 different towns. They will be joined by local dance studios including Studio 2 Stage Dance Academy, Alchemy Dance Collective, North Peace Gymnastics Association, Kiwanis Performing Arts, Watt School of Irish Dance, Dawson Creek Dance Company, and Ashlie Jmayoff Dance who will also perform a number of pieces from their competition repetiore.To view, the FB Page CLICK HERElast_img read more

Morocco and the US Sign an Agreement on Mutual Assistance in

first_imgCasablanca- Morocco and the United States have recently signed an agreement on mutual assistance in customs matters.Moroccan Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid, and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Mr. Rand Beers, signed the agreement on Thursday.This agreement will allow Morocco and the United States to cooperate on a wide range of customs-related issues, ranging from the collection of revenues, the fight against cross-border crime and the protection against security threats. The agreement also features mutual assistance in the fight against terrorism, which is the common priority of both Morocco and the United States.The agreement, signed during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will also allow Customs administrations of the two countries “to better detect, investigate and prosecute violations and customs crimes affecting the movement of goods across borders.Some of the customs crimes both countries face are illicit trafficking, money laundering and terrorism-related activities.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Sarkozy Lauds Moroccos Stability Expresses Concern about Algeria

Rabat – Nicolas Sarkozy, Former French President and current head of the Répulicains party, main opposition party, has expressed his concern about the instability that is affecting Algeria.While the presidential hopeful lauded Morocco’s stability in a destabilized South Mediterranean region, he expressed his concerns regarding Algeria.“At the gates of Europe, we have an almost complete destabilization of the entire southern Mediterranean, apart from Morocco where we can rely on a great king – and wish him long life,” Sarkozy in a speech about defense on Tuesday. Sarkozy said that Algeria’s main cause of concern is the unprecedented drop in oil prices and the country’s dependence on revenues from its hydrocarbons sector.“I will say nothing of our Algerian friends because I know that the subject is sensitive,” said Sarkozy.“And I will oppose a formal denial to all who would come tell me there is no question, especially with the collapse of commodity prices and the dependence of this great country on fossil fuels” has added.Algeria’s economy depends heavily on the hydrocarbon sector, which represent a third of GDP and account for about 98 of exports and of fiscal revenues. Oil revenues and government spending drive the country’s economic growth. With the steep drop in oil prices, the country’s coffers are depleting.This lack of cash will not only push the government to make unpopular measures, such as laying off civil servants and employees of state-owned companies, cutting off subsidies, but also resort to the international financial market to obtain loans.The gravity of the measures that the government may be forced to make in the coming years can only be understood when taking into account that the public sector employs 31% of the country’s labor force and 76 .1 percent of total permanent employment.According to an article published on Algerian news website Tout sur l’Algérie on May 7, the country’s savings will not suffice to cover its spending for the current year. This will obligate the government to contract loans in order to maintain its ongoing spending and avoid a collapse of the whole economy.Sarkozy s’exprime une nouvelle fois sur l’Algérie by algerie-tsa read more

Global AIDS Fund should be up and running by years end Annan

Welcoming the “strong and widespread” support for his proposed Global Aids and Health Fund voiced during the General Assembly’s current special session on HIV/AIDS, Mr. Annan said he was working with all stakeholders – the Group of Eight, other donors, developing countries, foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector – to form a transitional group, which he predicted “will complete its work in time for the Fund to become operational by the end of the year.” Explaining how the Fund would function, he said it would be structured as a private-public partnership. The Board would have members from donor and recipient governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and UN agencies. “We would hope to keep the Board quite small,” he said.”There will be a scientific panel that would advise us on the approaches that we adopt and the most effective way to tackle the issue, and how effectively to use the money that we have raised,” he said. “There will be a small secretariat that will handle the day-to-day operations – we intend to keep it light, responsive and non-bureaucratic.” Governments would make applications to the Fund, and based on the need and the quality of the applications, “the board will decide on releasing money – or not – and how to act.”He said that while the Fund would focus on AIDS, it would also serve to combat tuberculosis and malaria. “I would hope that most donors would give us flexibility, but I suspect some would target their funding, that we want this to go to AIDS, some may want their funding to go to malaria, and some may even be very specific, that their funds should be used to tackle mother-to-child transmission.” The Secretary-General pointed to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), which had raised over $1 billion, as an example of a private-public partnership in action. The GAVI structure had functioned “very effectively,” he said, adding that the Global AIDS and Health Fund hoped to replicate that experience. Mr. Annan first proposed the Fund on 26 April at the African Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious, held in Abuja, Nigeria. Pledging to make the fight against the epidemic his “personal priority,” he has embarked on a series of activities geared towards generating widespread support for the initiative. In addition, the Secretary-General has pledged to donate to the Global Fund the $100,000 cash award that he will be given when he receives the Philadelphia Liberty Medal next week. read more

Leonards 34 leads Raptors to eighth straight win

CLEVELAND — Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, Fred VanVleet added 15 and the Toronto Raptors won their eighth straight game despite missing All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, 106-95 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.Danny Green and Pascal Siakam added 15 apiece as the Raptors improved the NBA’s best record to 20-4, reaching the 20-win mark quicker than at any time in their history. Toronto also is a league-best 10-2 on the road.Lowry missed his first game this season with an unspecified back injury. Raptors coach Nick Nurse didn’t provide any details about Lowry’s back other than to say it flared up earlier in the day.VanVleet started in place of Lowry, the league’s assist leader. With the Cavs still within striking distance, VanVleet dropped a back-breaking 3-pointer with 2:08 left to put Toronto up 10.Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points and Tristan Thompson had 18 points with 19 rebounds for the Cavs, who hung around but lost their fourth in a row and dropped to 4-18.Cleveland, which sustained its worst loss of the season on Friday in Boston, did get healthier as starting guard George Hill returned after missing 11 games with a sprained right shoulder. Hill scored eight in 19 minutes.Toronto was making its first visit to Quicken Loans Arena since May, when the Raptors were swept in four games by Cleveland in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Of course that Raptors team didn’t have Leonard, who came over in a July trade from San Antonio and has given Toronto fans hope that this might finally be the year.TIP-INSRaptors: Reached 20 wins in 26 games in 2014-15. … Came in shooting a league-best 41 per cent on 3-pointers in the past five games, but went only 7 of 26 behind the arc. … Won a franchise record 11 straight last season. … G Norman Powell (left shoulder subluxation) missed his 12th straight game. . Assistant coach Phil Handy was a member of the Cavaliers’ staff for the previous five years, including their 2016 NBA championship team. … Won for just the second time in 13 games in Cleveland.Cavaliers: All-Star F Kevin Love (foot surgery) made a brief appearance in the locker room before the game. Love, who is no longer required to wear a walking boot full-time joked “I’m walking, it’s a miracle.” The team is expected to update his status in the next few weeks. … Cleveland was also without C Ante Zizic (knee), F Sam Dekker (ankle) and G ,David Nwaba (knee). … Although Hill is back, coach Larry Drew will keep rookie Collin Sexton in the starting lineup. “It gives us another ball-handler on the floor, another guy who can make plays,” Drew said. “It gives us speed, it gives us quickness. I like Collin’s ability to play off the ball, too.”OH CANADAThompson — a member of the Canadian national team — is having one of his best seasons. He came in averaging 11.1 points and a career-high 11.0 rebounds. “The kid from Toronto is playing pretty well,” Nurse said. “He’s been a great rebounder for a long time and he is back to his highest level, or even exceeding it, as a complete player this season.”UP NEXTRaptors: Host Denver on Monday night.Cavaliers: At Brooklyn on Monday night.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsTom Withers, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State mens soccer opens conference slate against Northwestern

Then-sophomore forward Zach Mason (7) dribbles the ball during a game against Northwestern on Oct. 20, 2013. OSU tied the Wildcats, 0-0, after two overtimes.Credit: Lantern file photoAfter seven overtime periods and three draws, the Ohio State men’s soccer team can finally stop fretting over grabbing its first win – just in time to face a familiar conference foe.“We’re not pleased that we have three draws, but we’re pleased that we don’t have three losses,” junior midfielder Zach Mason said. “Undefeated is always a good thing to have, obviously we want to start turning those (draws) into some wins, but getting one is the first step.”OSU is scheduled to open its conference slate Sunday against Northwestern after a week off.The Buckeyes (1-0-3) defeated Elon 1-0 in Wilmington, N.C., last Sunday to seal that first victory. Junior forward Joao Ehlers, playing in just his second game for the Scarlet and Gray after dealing with a groin injury before the season, dropped in the golden goal early in the first overtime period to deliver the victory. The Brazilian transferred to OSU from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., prior to the season.“It was an amazing play by my teammates, we always work together,” Ehlers said.He was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday for his efforts.“I had the opportunity to finish close to the goal and I got lucky; the ball went through the net.”Fresh off their first victory, the Buckeyes are set to face a team they’ve had little success against in recent years.OSU has not beaten Northwestern since the 2007 season, although the two teams did battle to a scoreless draw in Columbus last year.“You play the conference foes every year, so you’re familiar with their players, we know some of their strengths and weaknesses,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “It is pretty easy to prepare for conference teams because you are very familiar with them.”Conference play has certainly shown it can be a major struggle for Bluem and the Buckeyes despite the familiarity between schools. The team went 1-3-2 against its conference opponents last season, including a 2-0 loss to Michigan State in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament.“It’s always the most important time of the year, because doing well in the Big Ten really sets your benchmark for the year,” Mason said. “If we can start off with a win, it will make a statement. We haven’t been that successful in the Big Ten the last few years, but it’s a new year, and I think we’re ready to get in the top tier of the Big Ten.”It has been a busy start to the season for OSU. The team has begun the season with a pair of two-game weekend tournaments. If that’s not enough, it has yet to finish a game in regulation time.“We’re really tired and beat up right now,” Bluem said. “It’s been a long preseason, it’s been a tough couple weekends playing Friday-Sunday-Friday-Sunday like that, so this is a good time right now to have a week to prepare for Northwestern.”The Wildcats (2-0-2) are led by a stifling defense that has only allowed one goal in their four games this season. Senior goalkeeper Tyler Miller set a school record with his 30th career shutout in Northwestern’s scoreless draw against California State University, Fullerton on Sunday.The Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener against the Wildcats is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

American mining CEOs cautiously optimistic says PwC survey

first_imgThe National Mining Association (NMA) reports that “mining CEOs are cautious but still confident, concluded PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in its annual global CEO survey report, Leading in Extraordinary Times,” on how American CEOs see the future shaping up for their businesses in 2015 and beyond. The survey found that mining CEOs were more concerned about the economic outlook than their counterparts in other industries. However, “they are nearly as confident of being able to generate higher revenues in the future,” says the report’s mining sector author, PwC Global Mining Leader John Gravelle. “They’re looking to China especially, but also to the US and India to produce much of this growth,” he said.Mining CEOs expressed concern over the potential for higher taxes, geopolitical turmoil, government indebtedness and deficit handling issues, social instability, as well as bribery and corruption.Regulation tops the list of concerns, with a full 84% being concerned it could be a disrupting force in the future. In addition, 72% of CEOs think threats to growth have grown in the last three years, compared to 59% of all CEOs. Worry over increasing tax burden was a concern of 88% of mining CEOs. Like their counterparts, they are preparing for “major upheavals as various global megatrends converge.”The report finds CEOs responding to possible challenges ahead by simplifying business models and focusing on core assets. Some are planning to reduce or share risk by forming new alliances and partnerships to de-risk projects and spread out capital expenditures.A little more than half of mining CEOs plan to hire more employees this year and 56% are concerned with being able to attract workers with the right skills.The majority of CEOs recognised the strategic importance of digital technologies such as analytics, battery and power technologies and cyber security tools, but they did not seem as concerned as their counterparts regarding the speed at which technology is advancing.last_img read more

European airlines to allow gadget use during takeoff and landing

first_imgUpdated 21:40ANYONE WHO IS flying across Europe will soon be able to use their smartphones and tablets from gate-to-gate.The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the EU’s aviation safety body,  is expected to publish a set of guidelines at the end of the month allowing passengers in Europe to use their gadgets during takeoff and landing.The changes mean that you can now use your smartphone, tablet, MP3 player and e-reader on your flight as long as they are in airplane mode, meaning passengers cannot text or make calls during the flight. The exceptions are bulkier electronic devices such as laptops which need to be stored away during these periods.The EASA also mentioned that it was considering allowing passengers to make calls with mobile phones while in-flight, but noted that this was a long-term goal.The Executive Director of EASA Partick Ky said: “This is a major step in the process of expanding the freedom to use personal electronic devices onboard aircraft without compromise in safety.”The move follows similar guideline changes in the US as the Federal Aviation Authority allowed passengers to use their gadgets during flights.First published 16:17Read: Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do >Read: Electronic device use permitted on US flights, but what about Irish flights >last_img read more

Conservative activist files suit against former Rep Tim Probst

first_imgA conservative activist who has successfully challenged Democratic candidates across the state over their public disclosure filings has brought a lawsuit against a former Clark County legislator.On Thursday, Glen Morgan, a Thurston County resident who serves as the executive director of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, sued former state Rep. Tim Probst, D- Vancouver, regarding his unsuccessful campaign for state Senate in 2016.According to Morgan’s complaint, Probst’s campaign violated state election law by filing late campaign finance reports detailing $13,799.95 worth of contributions between April and September of 2016. Probst’s campaign was a total of 310 days late in filing these reports, and, as a result, the public was unable to see who was contributing to his campaign, according to the complaint. Additionally, Probst’s campaign was a total of 1,754 days late in filing $420,675.42 worth of campaign expenditures and debt, the complaints state.The complaint also faults Probst’s campaign for making what it states are two illegal campaign contributions. They include $630 to the Clark County Democrats for “Annual Dinner Tickets” and $250 to the Young Democrats of Clark County for “Sponsorship for convention.” The complaint states that all of the violations were “intentional.”Probst said that he had not seen the complaint filed against him. But he said that his campaign was transparent and he doesn’t think “there’s going to be any problems here.”last_img read more

Arsenal need to build around Alexandre Lacazette – Keown

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette will become a key figure at Arsenal if they look to “build around” him, says former defender Martin KeownThe French striker has struggled to make a significant impact at Arsenal following his £46.5m from Lyon last year.As a consequence, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brought over to the Emirates from Borussia Dortmund for a club record fee of £56m and has since established himself as the Gunners’ main frontman.But Lacazette has impressed under new manager Unai Emery, despite the majority of his appearances coming from the bench this season.Keown told the Daily Mail: “I think special mention has to go to Alexandre Lacazette.“How patient has that man been? His attitude has been impeccable.“He failed to make the French squad for the World Cup then watched from afar as they went on to lift the trophy in Russia.“Emery used him as a substitute in his first three Premier League matches, then he finally gets to start against Cardiff.“So what does he do? He goes and scores the winner. Lacazette now has to play and be the person they build around. Full credit to him.”?? ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE ??? Angle after angle after angle… pic.twitter.com/cL32ouu7tnCristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 5, 2018Although Keown admits that Emery has some more pressing matters to contemplate during the international break.The Spaniard has lost two of his opening four league games in charge of Arsenal.Keown added: “Emery now has his chance to reflect during the international break. This is a period of calm for the new head coach.“If I was in his staff, I’d be saying we need to consider making a change to the system.“Arsenal’s centre-backs Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis aren’t really the best in possession of the ball.“Emery has very creative players who play further up the pitch but he needs a figure who can sit in deep midfield. Lucas Torreira could be that man and he could then help the back two out.“It can sometimes feel like we’re watching a youth team whose players are trying to be developed into passers.“Manchester City play 4-1-2-3, with a deep midfielder and two creative players either side. That may be the way for Emery to go.”Arsenal will be back in action on September 15 away to Newcastle United.last_img read more

69 Haitians apprehended in Exuma

first_img Six Haitian men rescued; boat sank Chaos and Confusion at Marketplace As Haitians Gather to Register Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 3rd 2017 – Nassau – Another Haitian sloop has been intercepted by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, this time in Exuma waters. According to reports, over 60 undocumented Haitians were apprehended upon a wooden vessel in the Great Bahama Bank, west of Exuma early yesterday morning.58 males, 10 females and a child were caught at around 2am, as a Defence Force surveillance aircraft sighted them in the Bahamian territory. The migrants were then all transported to the capital and turned over to Immigrations officials for repatriation.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews, haitians Recommended for you More Haitians captured in Eleuthera Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

GHMC forms 495 teams to deal with monsoon fury

first_imgHyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner Dana Kishore on Monday informed that the GHMC was taking various measures to tackle the problem of water logging points in the city. Addressing a press conference here, the GHMC Commissioner said that a total of 495 monsoon team from various department would be pressed into service. For better utilization of these teams, GPS are being provided to their vehicles so that they could be deployed based on their existing location. Around 120 locations, categorised into A, B and C, have been identified as water logging points. Also Read – Heavy rains lash erstwhile Khammam district Advertise With Us At A categorized locations water pumps have been arranged permanently and one A.E. is kept incharge to monitor pumping out of water. AT B and C categorized locations, the motor pumps have been kept at nearby places like Community Halls, Schools and Government Buildings, etc., and the designated officials ensure water is pumped out with the available manpower. One official is designated as of location incharge area of 1/2 Sq km radius and he will visit the area well in advance of one hour before rain occur and ensure all catch pits and man holes are free from blocking from tree leaves, construction debris and plastic waste so that the rain water easily flow into the drains. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us The designated officers regularly visit their respective allotted areas and ensure the catch pits and manholes and also inspect nearby drains, tanks and ensure they are not blocked by plastic, construction and debris material. They also Identify the open places nearby water logging points and converting into percolation tanks by diverting the water into it and also ensure free flow of traffic at SRDP works. A special drive has been taken up to remove construction and debris material by allotting one vehicle to each 150 wards.last_img read more