UAAP volleyball: Lady Bulldogs eliminate Lady Falcons from Final 4 race

first_imgNBA breaks 3-point record for seventh consecutive season LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines–National University brushed off a late fourth-set charge by Adamson to prevail, 28-26, 30-32, 25-21, 25-22, Sunday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at SM Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag The Lady Bulldogs blew a 21-16 lead in the fourth frame and witnessed the Lady Falcons come within 23-21.But rookies Ivy Lacsina and Princess Robles came through to bail out the Lady Bulldogs, who upped their mark to 3-7 and keep their playoff chances alive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRoselyn Doria led NU with 18 points, while Robles had 14 as the Lady Bulldogs recovered from a straight sets defeat to La Salle the previous match.Adamson, meanwhile, is out of the Final Four contention after sliding to 1-9. View commentslast_img read more

Air Force earns draw; 2 clubs not joining PPL

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sun Life triathlon up LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Veteran Yanti Barsales struck with 12 minutes left as Philippine Air Force salvaged a 2-2 draw against Mendiola on Saturday night at the start of the Philippines Premier League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.But the action on the pitch was overshadowed by the controversy off it as two clubs—Stallion Laguna and Global Makati—announced it was not joining the reboot of the country’s top-flight league.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippine Football Federation also turned down the appeal of Air Force and Mendiola to gain a club license, which is a requirement for participation in a professional league.Officials led by commissioner Bernie Sumayao remained hopeful that the situation will be resolved as the PPL hopes to be the gateway of clubs seeking berths in competitions like the AFC Cup and the AFC Champions League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe league needs six clubs to meet the AFC requirement, but Sumayao remains confident that the league will be successful.“We are studying to get a sixth club,” said Sumayao. “But we want to get started already, but we also want to follow rules. We are willing to sit down and talk with all football stakeholders to make the league successful.”last_img read more


first_imgBefore FIFA settles on a new format, Montagliani is sure Before FIFA settles on a new format, Montagliani is sure there will be an “exhaustive process of review and cost benefit analysis.” The format and bidding process will begin to be discussed next week when Infantino chairs a FIFA Council meeting in Zurich. In outlining one potential format earlier this week, Infantino said “You could have a tournament in which the 16 best teams advance to a group stage and the other 16 will came out of a playoff ahead of the group stage, and the World Cup could end up with 48 teams.” The more pressing issues for FIFA center on the 2018 World Cup with the spotlight increasingly on Russia over racism and doping in sport, and the involvement in the war in Syria. Montagliani sees no need to strip Russia of the World Cup. “Its a very delicate situation because we are a sport,” he said. “You try to as much as possible stay out of the geopolitics of the world because its a just a dangerous thing (to mix) and so it is a bit of walking a tightrope.” AP AH AHlast_img read more

Serena Williams hits out at frequency of her anti-doping tests

first_img Read more Support The Guardian Play Video Ronaldo and Serena defy the race against time for elite athletes Tennis Paul MacInnes … 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. “…and it’s that time of the day to get ‘randomly’ drug tested and only test Serena,” she posted. “Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport clean.” She later added, in another tweet, that she was “ready to do whatever it takes to have a clean sport”.Williams has previously raised questions over how often she is singled out after a Deadspin report in June revealed that she had been tested five times in 2018 when other players had not been tested at all. At Wimbledon, she called her treatment by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) “shocking”.“It’s only June, I’ve been tested five times,” she said. “I despise having people in our sport that aren’t being honest. I’m totally OK with testing and I encourage it. What I want to know is everyone is getting tested?“It’s all about equality. If that’s testing everyone five times, let’s do it. It’s just about being equal and not centring one person out. Just due to the numbers, it looks like I’m being pushed out.” Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Serena Williams has accused anti-doping authorities of discrimination over how often she has been singled out for random drugs testing.The Wimbledon runner-up has been tested more than any other tennis player so far in 2018 and spoke out on Twitter on Tuesday night after another visit from doping officials. Serena Williams Topics newscenter_img Share on Facebook 1:50 Drugs in sport Serena Williams and Roger Federer voice frustrations with tennis doping tests – video Share via Email Share on Twitter US sports Since you’re here… Usada says the latest test was not conducted by them and in June said: “We test only in accordance with international standards and would never conduct testing in an unfair way.”Williams gave birth to her daughter Olympia in September 2017 and returned to the sport five months later in February this year. She last won a major title when she beat her sister Venus in the 2017 Australian Open final while two months pregnant. Her remarkable run at Wimbledon came to an end this year when she was beaten by Angelique Kerber in the final, though her runner-up place ensured a return to the top 30 of the women’s rankings. Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Azpilicueta: Iniesta won’t be welcome

first_imgUEFA Champions League Barcelona star Iniesta should brace for frosty Chelsea reception, warns Azpilicueta Tom Webber 19:26 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) AndresIniesta - cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Chelsea v Barcelona Barcelona Chelsea The World Cup winner is relishing returning to Stamford Bridge, but a fellow Spaniard does not expect him to be well received on Champions League duty Cesar Azpilicueta has warned Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta to expect a hostile reception from the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.Iniesta stunned Blues supporters with a sublime stoppage-time strike to earn a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their 2008-09 Champions League semi-final, sending 10-man Barca through to the final on away goals.AdChoices广告It was a hammer blow for Chelsea, who saw multiple penalty claims turned down by referee Tom Henning Ovrebo in an outcome that still rankles with the club’s faithful. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Iniesta last week said it will be “special” to return to Stamford Bridge, but Azpilicueta thinks it is unlikely he will be made to feel welcome.”I remember that I was in Osasuna when he scored that goal to take Barcelona to the final in Rome,” the versatile defender told AS.”That changed his history so much and I think the Chelsea fans still feel that in their hearts.”I think Andres continues to generate nightmares and I do not think we will get a good reception.”With Chelsea 19 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City, the Champions League and FA Cup represent the Blues’ only remaining chances of ending the season with some silverware.”I can tell you that we are very excited to get to the quarter-finals, although it will not be easy,” said Azpilicueta.”It’s always interesting to play against a team that has many of the best players in the world. Barca play well, they know what to do at all times and the challenge is exciting.”On what Chelsea need to do to stop Lionel Messi making the difference, he added: “By playing the game of our dreams and being together. There is no other way. He is a different player from the rest.”last_img read more

2019 RB Recruit Jordan Houston Flips His Commitment

first_imgAn NC State cheerleader running with a flag.RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 01: NC State Mascot Ms. Wuf follows flag bearers after a score during the NC State Wolfpack football game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)A solid off-season for the Maryland Terrapins has suddenly taken a frustrating turn as one of their top recruits has reportedly flipped his commitment.Maryland running back Jordan Houston has announced a switch from Maryland to the ACC’s N.C. State Wolfpack.It’s a big loss for the Terrapins, as Houston was among the team’s top commitments for the Class of 2019.Houston announced his commitment to Maryland back in July, but did not sign his letter of intent on National Signing Day.RB Jordan Houston makes it official. He announces his flip from #Maryland to #NCState @Rivals @TerrapinNation @TheWolfpacker— Adam Friedman (@RivalsFriedman) January 28, 2019247Sports has Houston rated as a top-700 player, the No. 6 all-purpose back in the country, and the No. 19 prospect from the state of Virginia.As for the Wolfpack, Houston joins a recruiting class that 247Sports currently ranks No. 3 in the ACC. Only conference titans Clemson and Florida State are rated higher as of writing.Last year N.C. State finished with a 9-4 record, finishing behind Clemson and Syracuse in the ACC Atlantic Division before losing to Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl.Maryland’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 69 class in the country by 247Sports. The Terps’ class ranks No. 14 in the Big Ten right now.last_img read more

MEA shoots off letter to Pak High Commission over killing of innocent

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after an infant died in Pakistani mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shahpur area, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) shot off a letter to the Pakistan High Commission, condemning deliberate targeting of innocent civilians, ANI reported. The MEA also said the act was against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.”The government of India deplores and condemns in the strongest terms such deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces. This is against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct,” the MEA said in its letter. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The MEA also asked Pakistan authorities to investigate such “heinous acts of killing innocent civilians” and “instruct its forces to desist from such acts immediately”, ANI reported. A Pakistani shell landed near the infant’s house on Sunday, injuring him and his mother. The child succumbed to his injuries later at a hospital in Poonch district. This is the third time this year that there have been casualties in Pakistani firing, the Shahpur sarpanch said. Half a dozen people were injured in the area, where there are 1,600 houses, he added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday On the other hand, Director General (South Asia and SAARC) and Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and “condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian forces along the LoC,” the Foreign Office said in a statement. The ministry spokesman also said that Indian forces along the LoC were “continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons”. The Foreign Office said ceasefire violations by India were a threat to regional peace and security and might lead to a strategic miscalculation. “This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violation,” the Foreign Ministry said.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Harvey Weinstein Honored With Survivor Mitzvah Projects Truth To Power Award

first_imgProducer Harvey Weinstein was honored this week by The Survivor Mitzvah Project (SMP) as the recipient of the 2015 TRUTH TO POWER AWARD honoring exceptional individuals who challenge prejudice, intolerance and injustice through the power of ideas.Presenters Frances Fisher, Ron Rifkin, Valerie Harper, Charles Grodin, Zane Buzby, David EigenbergCredit/Copyright: Picasa“This award is given to Mr. Weinstein for his body of work depicting WWII and the Holocaust in multiple award-winning films such as Life Is Beautiful, The Reader, and Inglorious Basterds. Among filmmakers, it stands alone as a remarkable achievement. In an age where we are witnessing books being burned and films being banned, it is important to honor individuals such Harvey Weinstein, who continue to tell the story of the darkest days of human history, while enriching our lives,” said SMP founder, television director and CNN Hero, Zane Buzby.The Survivor Mitzvah Project, a humanitarian effort, delivers emergency aid to thousands of elderly Holocaust survivors in urgent need. SMP promotes the ideals of free speech and tolerance, via its nationwide program, “The Stars Come Out For Survivors”, a series of readings of Holocaust testimony by award-winning actors, including Ed Asner, Elliott Gould, Charles Grodin, Frances Fisher, Valerie Harper, Ron Rifkin, David Eigenberg and others. In NYC, the SMP brought the Hollywood and New York creative communities together as actors, musicians, writers and filmmakers from Broadway, film, television and the music industry joined together to stand against genocide and intolerance, whether it be religious, racial or gender based.At the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, actor Elliott Gould, a west coast participant, said, “It’s a privilege to participate in The Survivor Mitzvah Project, to aid the remaining isolated and forgotten survivors, and to make sure we never forget the horror of the Holocaust.”Zane Buzby adds, “it is 70 years since the end of the war. Harvey Weinstein, through his extraordinary contribution to the world of film, makes us remember our humanity in the face of evil, and therefore impacts our lives.”See “The Stars Come Out for Survivors” here.You can donate online to help elderly Holocaust survivors at:, or send checks to:The Survivor Mitzvah Project2658 Griffith Park Blvd., Ste. # 299Los Angeles, CA 90039.100% of donations go directly into the hands of an elderly survivor in need.Source:www.survivormitzvah.orglast_img read more

Top UN envoy condemns abhorrent bombings in Baghdad and Mosul

At least 36 people were reportedly killed or wounded as a result of the car bomb that exploded on Friday outside a mosque in the northern city of Mosul as well as several explosions that struck the capital, Baghdad. Ad Melkert, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Iraq, described the bombings as “an abhorrent crime targeting worshipers while they prayed and others as they embarked on their mid-Shaaban pilgrimage.” The mission said UN agencies are working with local officials and the Iraq Red Crescent Organization to deliver humanitarian relief to families affected by the bombings. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has provided basic household supplies to some 50 families whose homes were badly damaged. Mr. Melkert, who heads the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), urged local authorities to ensure access for the ongoing humanitarian effort.The attacks come just over a week after bombings at five Shi’a mosques across Baghdad which drew strong condemnation from the Secretary-General.“Attacks against places of worship cannot be justified by any political or religious cause,” Mr. Ban said in a statement following the 31 July attacks. “These attacks appear to be aimed at provoking sectarian strife and undermining stability in Iraq.” 9 August 2009A top United Nations official has strongly condemned the recent bombings that targeted worshipers in two of Iraq’s major cities, leaving dozens of innocent civilians dead or injured. read more

Ontario seeks closer business ties with oilrich Alberta

EDMONTON — The province of Ontario has gone from criticizing the oil sands to increasing its efforts to capture their economic benefits.Brad Duguid, Ontario’s minister for economic development, says he plans to increase his department’s attention to Alberta by adding more staff to deal with trade issues.I think that we want to now move forward with the knowledge that the oil sands are important to Ontario’s economy“I think we have a recognition that our relationship could be stronger. I think that we want to now move forward with the knowledge that the oil sands are important to Ontario’s economy,” Duguid told The Canadian Press on Wednesday.He said he understands the value of the oil sands to Ontario business and estimated that value at $63-billion over the next 25 years.[np-related]“It may be a time for Ontario to increase our presence in the province of Alberta in terms of our business supports here,” he said from Calgary. “We may want to look at having some more presence here in terms of staffing.”The Ontario government doesn’t currently have an office in Alberta. A bureaucrat at the Ontario legislature spends part of his time dealing with Alberta files.“The intent is move that to a full-time contact so that we’ve got more of a personal contact here — a good liaison between the business community in Ontario and Alberta.”A spokeswoman for Duguid’s office later clarified the Ontario government is looking at many ways to boost its profile in Alberta, which may or may not include opening an actual office in the province.Duguid said it’s time to help businesses in his province that are looking for oilpatch opportunities and Alberta companies that are looking for skilled labour.“There’s a recognition that that’s important to Ontario’s economy and it makes sense to look at ways we can work closer together, both in providing opportunities for our respective businesses and at the same to work together as governments,” Duguid said.Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said earlier this year that the booming energy sector was driving up the Canadian dollar and hurting the manufacturing and export sectors in Central Canada.Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has made similar comments. He has said the oil sands are artificially inflating the Canadian dollar and hollowing out the country’s manufacturing sector. He calls it the definition of Dutch disease — a reference to the Netherlands and how a natural gas find in that country led to declines in manufacturing in the 1960s.Duguid said his government wants to move past that debate.“We’re aware that there was a lot said about those comments. We just want to move forward.”Stronger links between Canada’s largest provincial economy and its fastest-growing one would be good for the whole country, said Duguid. read more

One dead 4 injured in clash

One person was killed and four injured following a clash in the Nadagama area in Gampaha today.The Police said that a United National Party (UNP) Ja-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha member was among those injured in the clash.

Annan urges World Social Forum to keep focus on plight of worlds

“You meet against a backdrop of great anxiety – about the possibility of war in Iraq, about nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula, about escalating violence in the Middle East, and about the possibility of new terror attacks,” Mr. Annan said in his message delivered on his behalf by Nitin Desai, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. The Forum is an annual conference of civil society groups that looks at ways to counteract the negative affects of globalization and is held at the same time as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.In his message, the Secretary-General said he shared their worries that a number of other issues, from the merciless spread of AIDS to the negative effects of globalization, will be neglected when so much else may be happening in the weeks and months ahead.”These phenomena and threats have an equal claim on the world’s conscience,” Mr. Annan said, warning that neglecting such threats would be a tragedy, “not least because today we are better positioned than ever before to tackle these problems.” He said the international community now had more than pledges, promises and lengthy plans of action, noting the common framework the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) offer for governments to push forward on key questions of economic and social development. While stressing that governments must act to push the MDGs forward and that the UN system would do all it could, the Secretary-General said neither could succeed without the involvement of the “dynamic forces” arrayed in Porto Alegre. He urged the participants not only to hold their governments to their promises, but also to work in partnerships with them and to forge alliances with each other, UN agencies and the private sector. Mr Annan also said the non-governmental organizations and the business community could enrich the debate on the direction of the international system. “Our goal must be to make globalization an inclusive, equitable process,” he said, “and your advocacy will continue to play a vital part in the effort to shape it so that it offers opportunities not just for a fortunate few, but for all people, especially the poor and vulnerable.” read more

More than 42 of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet study

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 16, 2014 8:15 am MDT More than 42% of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet: study TORONTO – More than 42 per cent of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet and most are increasingly choosing one of Apple’s iPads, suggests a report by the Media Technology Monitor.Tablet ownership spiked by about 66 per cent between 2012 and 2013, according to the results of a MTM survey conducted with 4,009 Canadians between Oct. 7 and Dec. 1 of last year.In the fall of 2012, about one in four anglophone Canadians told pollsters they had one of the gadgets, while a similar survey conducted in the fall of 2011 found just one in 10 were tablet owners.Apple’s iPads account for about two-thirds of the tablets Canadians own, MTM’s newest report suggests, while BlackBerry’s PlayBook and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices have a 10 per cent share of the market each. Apple’s hold of the market has consistently grown in MTM’s polls while the other brands have stagnated.The polling numbers also seem to suggest that while tablets are now more commonly found in Canadian households they’re being used a little less often.In the spring of 2011, 46 per cent of tablet owners said they used their tech toy several times a day, 25 per cent said they used it at least once a day, and 16 per cent said they used it once a week.Last spring, only 38 per cent were using theirs several times a day, 24 per cent said it turned on at least once a day, and nine per cent said they picked it up once a week at least.But iPad users appear to engage much more with their tablets.In the most recent MTM poll, about 45 per cent of the iPad owners said they used their tablets several times daily, versus just 28 per cent of the Samsung tablet users and 23 per cent of PlayBook users.Overall, the tablet users typically said they used their device to go online (88 per cent), browse the web (80 per cent) and use email (65 per cent). About half said they used their tablet for social networking, watching video and reading news.Not surprisingly, MTM found consumers with higher incomes were far more likely to have bought a tablet. Almost 80 per cent of anglophone consumers with a household income above $200,000 had a tablet, as did 66 per cent of those with a household income between $150,000 and $199,999.The results of the telephone survey, conducted by Forum Research, are considered accurate within 1.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20. read more

Veteran public official from Portugal elected to lead UN migration agency

António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino of Portugal was elected today by the member States of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to serve as the agency’s Director General, beginning on 1 October 2018. Mr. Vitorino succeeds William Lacy Swing of the United States, who will have served two five-year terms as IOM chief.Established in 1951, IOM had been an observer to the UN since 1992. Mr. Vitorino is the first Director General elected since the agency joined the UN system as a related organization in September 2016, part of the outcome from the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which took place at UN Headquarters in New York.With degrees in law and political science from the University of Lisbon, Mr. Vitorino has served in the Portuguese Government starting with his election to Parliament in 1980. His career in national politics included a term as judge on the Constitutional Court, in addition to appointments as Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister under António Guterres, the current UN Secretary-General. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Vitorino served as the European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, during which he participated in conversations that led to the drawing up of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and the Convention on the Future of Europe.Outlining his priorities for the agency, Mr. Vitorino told UN News that he envisioned a “very decentralized, flexible organization, very close to the ground”, capable of answering the needs of its member States on migration. Adoption of the Global Compact on migration was an upcoming challenge, he said, adding also that it was “absolutely necessary” to achieve “concrete action” on the linkages between migration and the Sustainable Development Goals.IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration with over 10,000 staff serving in over 400 offices across more than 150 countries. It provides services and advice to Governments and migrants, such as humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.The agency works with its partners in the international community to help ensure orderly and humane migration management and to promote international cooperation and understanding on migration issues. read more

Toddler killed in arson Suspect committed to stand trial for murder

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCrum-Ewing’s murder: “Grey Boy” committed to stand trial in High CourtFebruary 12, 2018In “Court”Crum-Ewing murder: High Drama as Magistrate re-opens then discharges case againJune 7, 2017In “Court”Six Trinidad police officers to stand trial for murderJuly 19, 2013In “Regional” The preliminary inquiry (PI) into the arson at Kaneville, East Bank Demerara which claimed the life of eight-month-old Romain Seth earlier this year concluded on Thursday with Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman ruling that sufficient evidence has been presented before the court to establish a prima facie case of murder against Nigel Dodson.Deceased: Romain SethNigel DodsonMagistrate Latchman has committed him to stand trial at the next practicable sitting of the High Court in Georgetown.In delivering her ruling after a moment of deliberation, the magistrate returned to the bench and declared, “I am of the opinion that the evidence has established a prima facie case on the charge of murder against the accused”.Dodson appeared visibly upset as the magistrate handed down her ruling, and declined to say anything or present witnesses when given opportunity to so do.Defence counsel Keoma Griffith, relying on the recently closed murder case of the Police versus Regan Rodrigues, aka “Grey Boy,” as one of his authorities, had earlier submitted that there was insufficient evidence to implicate his client in the crime.Griffith made reference to a witness’s statement to the court (under cross-examination by the Defence during the PI) to the effect that a few days prior to the arson incident, he (the witness) had a confrontation with the accused, during which Dodson had mouthed threats directed solely at him (the witness).Griffith therefore submitted that other witnesses who had heard the threat expressed should not have considered themselves likewise threatened, and their testimonies can only be deemed “hearsay”.Moreover, Griffith continued, it was confirmed by police statements in court that the accused had said he did not set fire to the house, nor had he any intention of doing so, nor did he have any knowledge of how the fire had been set.Referring to Grey Boy’s case, the lawyer reminded the court that concrete evidence is important; for, despite it being confirmed that a weapon found in a house had indeed been used in commission of a murder, the mere fact that this weapon was found in the dwelling house of the accused was undoubtedly insufficient to convict the defendant of murder.Along this line, he argued that there was no direct evidence to link his client to the crime, except for the mere presence of the accused at the scene and the reported threats he had uttered.Conversely, Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves submitted that a prima facie case had been made out against the defendant, as the witnesses’ evidence was solid and well corroborated, at no point being discredited by intense cross-examination by the Defence during the course of the PI.The prosecutor argued that it is undisputed that the deceased was at the time in the said house, and lost his life as a result of smoke inhalation and burns — so confirmed by the post mortem report.The prosecutor reiterated that the fire report had indicated that the blaze was not caused by electrical means, thus inferring the possibility of foul play. In addition, he requested that the court rely on voluntary oral statements made by the accused to investigators, admitting that he did threaten to kill the family.While accepting that no eyewitness had seen the defendant commit the act, the prosecutor submitted that a properly directed jury would return a guilty verdict after putting together the “bits and pieces” of evidence presented.An early morning fire on January 23, 2017 destroyed the three-bedroom home of Michelle Menezes several days after arson accused Nigel Dodson had threatened to kill her entire family. Most regrettably, it claimed the life of her eight-month-old grandson, Romain Seth. read more

Denmark AG Kobenhavn confirms domination beats Bjerringbro

← Previous Story EC 2012 Quals (W): Czech Republic surprises Austria! Next Story → Bundesliga: Kiel invincible! In the derby of the Danish Jack and Jones Ligaen, AG Kobenhavn beat the most serious title rival. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg lost at home with 26:22. Kobenhavn took the lead in the first half, going at break with 12:11, and it was still all open then, but in the second half they played even better, and with Hvidt and Hansen in form, the away team cruised to a victory, in what might prove vital to win the title, winning the game 26:22. read more

Frank Loke misses the start of the Bundesliga

Heavy injury for the 34-year Norwegian international that plays in the Bundesliga for Lubbecke. In the friendly match between Lubbecke and Eintracht Hildesheim, Frank Loke ran into teammate Drago Vukovic and injured the ligaments, prompting him to rest for at least one month, which will mean that he’s to miss the beginning of the Bundesliga. He’s been taken to hospital where it was decided that the injury is not to be underestimated. He’s played for Post Schwerin, Copenhagen, Grasshoppers, Amicitia Zurich, RK Zagreb before joining Lubbecke in 2010. Bundesligafrank lokehandballlubbecke ← Previous Story QUICK REACTION: Jelena Grubisic to Gyor! Next Story → Asian Junior Championship 2014 (Iran): Qatar going for a “hat-trick” read more

Une tête sculptée datant de lépoque romaine découverte en Angleterre

first_imgUne tête sculptée datant de l’époque romaine découverte en AngleterreUn étudiant en archéologie à l’université de Durham a récemment découvert une tête sculptée sur le site du fort de Binchester en Angleterre. L’objet aurait plus de 1.800 ans et pourrait être la représentation d’un dieu local. L’objet ne mesure pas plus de 20 centimètres et attendait qu’on le trouve depuis des centaines d’années. C’est un étudiant de premier cycle à l’université de Durham, Alex Kirton, qui a retrouvé cette petit tête sculptée dans la pierre au cours de fouilles menées sur  sur le site archéologique de Binchester en Angleterre, connu pour son fort romain. Une découverte excitante qui a relancé les recherches dans le nord du pays. En effet, selon les archéologues engagés dans les fouilles, cette tête d’homme plutôt bien dessinée malgré l’usure aurait plus de 1.800 ans et aurait été jeté quand le fort a été abandonné à la chute de l’Empire romain durant le quatrième siècle après J-C.Un dieu local métisséPour l’heure, les scientifiques n’ont pas pu identifier la personne représentée sur la pierre mais ils ont tout de même émis certaines hypothèses. Selon l’une d’entre elles, la tête pourrait représenter celle d’un ancien dieu local connu sous le nom d’Antenociticus. En effet, le visage présente des similitudes étonnantes avec la précédente découverte en 1862 au temple de Benwell d’une tête, sculptée également, du dieu associé au culte militaire dans la région. “C’est probablement la tête d’un dieu romain. On ne peut être sûr du nom, mais il y a des similarités”, explique David Petts archéologue de l’université de Durham, présent sur le site. Cette hypothèse est de plus renforcée par la présence non-loin de là où a été trouvée la tête d’un site de pèlerinage dédié au dieu. Toutefois, le doute demeure. “Nous ne connaîtrons peut-être jamais son identité, mais nous allons continuer à explorer le site qui pourrait nous aider à améliorer nos connaissances de l’époque romaine tardive à Binchester”, précise le chercheur cité par LiveScience. De l’exotisme dans les traitsL’esthétique de la sculpture intéresse tout particulièrement les archéologues. L’art semble tenir de la Rome antique et de l’art local celtique, cependant, certaines caractéristiques relèveraient de l’art africain. Mais ce ne sont là que des spéculations, expliquent les chercheurs, soulignant qu’il s’agit d’une voie à ne pas ignorer. “Le style africain” pourrait effectivement résulter d’un travail typique des artisans de l’époque dans cette région. “C’est quelque chose que nous devons considérer plus profondément” poursuit David Petts, “si c’est la tête d’un Africain, cela pourrait être extrêmement important”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les fouilles sont menées par l’université de Durham en collaboration avec celle de Stanford. L’objet premier est de découvrir de quelle manière l’empire romain, qui s’était étendu de l’Afrique à la Britannia (Angleterre, Pays de Galles et Ecosse), a couru à sa chute. Les visiteurs du fort de Binchester eux, pourront admirer la tête lors du Binchester Roman Festival les 13 et 14 juillet prochains.  (crédits photo : Durham University)Le 4 juillet 2013 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Fishing report 0112

first_imgSturgeon anglers in the Bonneville pool continue to get a few legal-size fish, but angling is far from good. Weather conditions also have not been conducive to fishing in the Columbia River Gorge.Several local waters have been stocked with rainbow trout recently.Silver Lake in Cowlitz County got 3,000 trout. In Klickitat County, Rowland Lake got 3,000 rainbow, Spearfish Lake got 2,000 and Maryhill Pond got 500.Kress Lake near Kalama was planted with 14 steelhead from Kalama Falls Hatchery.Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 43 boaters with one legal sturgeon kept plus two oversize and 64 sublegals released; six bank rods with three sublegals released. (WDFW)• The Dalles pool, four boaters with one oversize and one sublegal sturgeon released; 19 bank rods with three sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)• John Day pool, two boaters and three bank rods with no sturgeon; five boaters with six walleye kept. (WDFW)last_img read more

Brendan Rogers not comfortable with Celtics transfer window deals

first_imgBrendan Rogers has requested an inquiry into the poor deals Celtic had made over the transfer window.The mangers had missed players he wanted to bring into the club after the club had made the sale to Lyon of Moussa Dembele at £20million.The club were not successful in their move for midfielder John McGinn and defenders Cristiano Piccini and Scott McKenna, even though they had made a record signing of French forward Odsonne Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain.Concerning these deals, Mail Online has reported Rogers: “You have to review – it is important. I felt it was a straightforward window for us, and it was twofold – keep the players we wanted to keep, then add the quality into key areas of the field. I didn’t think we needed many.“But it’s never as straightforward as it should be sometimes.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“It’s clear it hasn’t been an ideal window for us but we’ll look at the processes and everything else around it. We’ll review it all and try to ensure in the next window we can be better.’ Rodgers relationship with club chief executive Peter Lawwell has appeared strained over the past few weeks, while questions have also been raised around the role of head of recruitment Lee Congerton, who was appointed in March 2017.“It has been a busy period and we will assess it after this period is done.“There are clearly things we can improve on and be better at. But, listen, this is management, it is not always smooth and everything going nice.“So you just have to deal with it and focus and concentrate on what you do, which is the coaching, the preparation of the team and sending them out there to perform at the best level that they can.”last_img read more

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