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first_imgTaking potshots at the Congress leadership ahead of the Assembly polls, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday mocked Rahul Gandhi’s absence from the campaign.Addressing a public meeting in Ahmednagar district’s Sangamner — citadel of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Balasaheb Thorat — Mr. Thackeray urged Mr. Thorat to “go home” as his leader had departed for Bangkok on the eve of the crucial Assembly polls in the State.“Your leader [Mr. Gandhi] has reached Bangkok. So, you [Mr. Thorat] too, can sit at home and cease campaigning else the public will compel you to do so,” Mr. Thackeray said, while addressing a meeting in support of the Sena’s Sahebrao Navale, who is pitted against Mr. Thorat in Sangamner.The Sena chief further said that while his party’s relationship with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), had not always been smooth, he and his party had always raised issues relevant to the people of Maharashtra.“I will not say there were no hitches in our [BJP-Sena coalition] relationship, but we have persistently taken up problems affecting farmers and the common people even while remaining part of the government…when the BJP showed the will to resolve these problems, we had no hesitation in forming a pre-poll alliance with them,” Mr. Thackeray said, asserting that the BJP-Sena government would deliver on its promise of bringing water to parched Ahmednagar district after the polls. Urging Shiv Sena activists to not clash with BJP workers, Mr. Thackeray said both parties had come together to give Maharashtra a better government.He said their detractors had been proved comprehensively wrong when they predicted that the saffron alliance would be finished before the Lok Sabha election.“Instead, we returned with a bigger majority,” Mr. Thackeray said. He said Maharashtra had failed to progress even after 60 years of Congress (and NCP) rule and added that the opposition had completely atrophied with their best leaders defecting to the ruling parties.Commenting on veteran Congressman Sushilkumar Shinde’s statements on a possible Congress-NCP merger in the near future, Mr. Thackeray said, “The Congress and the NCP better decide who will be their leader after the merger.”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) A Delhi today reserved its order for February 23 on a criminal defamation complaint filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him in the DDCA controversy.Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen reserved the order after hearing arguments on the complaint filed by Jaitley in which he has alleged that Kejriwal and other AAP leaders had made defamatory statements that he and his family members had made pecuniary gains by associating with M/s 21st Century Media Pvt Ltd, a sports management company.Jaitley was also present in the court during the hearing.Advocate Manoj Taneja, one of the lawyers representing Jaitley, said the court heard the arguments on the complaint, perused the annexures filed with it and the statements of complainant witnesses recorded in the matter.The court had earlier recorded statements of Jaitley and other complainant witnesses in the matter.On January 5, Jaitley had appeared in the court and said that Kejriwal and five AAP leaders had made “false and defamatory” statements. He had rejected the charge that he had syphoned out money from DDCA for his own benefit. During recording of his statement, Jaitley had claimed that Kejriwal and AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai, had given statements even after the complaint was filed against them which had damaged his reputation.The Finance Minister had said that their statements against him and his family members lowered his dignity in the eyes of the public at large.advertisementHe had also referred to the Twitter and Facebook posts of these six leaders.Jaitley had said Kejriwals statement that he received money when the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium was constructed during his tenure as the DDCA Chief, was false as the Board of Directors had constituted a committee to supervise the work and he was not a member of this supervisory committee.Jaitley had on December 21, 2015 filed the criminal defamation case against them for allegedly defaming him and sought their prosecution for offences that entail a punishment of upto two years in jail. PTI UK PKS ABA AG ARClast_img read more

first_imgChennai, Nov 25 (PTI): Congress ally DMK today backed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his criticism on the way the BJP government has implemented demonetisation and charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ignoring the people by not responding to Singhs queries on the matter. DMK Treasurer and Tamil Nadu Opposition Leader M K Stalin said the Centre was coming up with all kinds of announcements “as if they are giving sops” to people ever since the Rs 1,000 and old Rs 500 currency ceased to be legal tenders. “Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh put it beautifully when he called it (the way demonetisation was being implemented) a monumental management failure,” he said, referring to the formers criticism of the government in the Rajya Sabha yesterday. By making such a statement, Singh had expressed his anguish, on the matter, Stalin told reporters here. “Modi ignoring Manmohan Singh shows the extent to which the Prime Minister ignores people,” he said when asked for his views on the matter. To a question on the bull taming sport of jallikattu, Stalin said DMK would hold a massive protest demanding it be allowed next year, if the Central and state governments did not pursue the matter. The Supreme Court had recently upheld its ban against holding Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, coinciding with the harvest festival of Pongal in January. PTI SA APR TVS APRlast_img read more

first_imgAhead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan, India football team coach Stephen Constantine stressed on the importance of the ongoing preparatory camp in Mumbai.Constantine said he is expecting the players to do the hard work in the camp which will enhance their overall performance.”I expect the players to do the hard work when they report to the camp. The willingness to do the work defines a player for me. As and when any player raises his hand to do it, he is available for selection in my squad,” Constantine said in a statement on Wednesday.India have won 11 of the last 13 matches including the unofficial friendly match against Bhutan. When asked about the secret of his success the coach said these results are the combination of hard work and self belief.”I don’t think there is any secret. It’s been a combination of hard work and self-belief. When I came in, I remember mentioning that it’s a learning process as you cannot build a Team within a week or a month,” the 54-year-old said.”It has taken around two years for us to build a side who I think on any given day are capable of competing against any Team,” he added.Commenting on the training session, Constantine said: “Our training sessions are all based on how we would play in the game and according to the physical attributes required for each specific position.””So even though our training sessions may look easy from the stands, it deals with what the players are required to do in their positions,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgRishabh Pant shared a fragment of his personal life with his fans after he posted a photograph of his with his girlfriend Isha Negi on social media. Pant, who is currently on a break at home after a hectic Test series in Australia, made his relationship known.Pant captioned the photo as “I just want to make you happy because you are the reason I am so happy .”Suresh Raina was quick to react to the photo with a set of emoticons ranging from approval to happy to laughing.Isha also shared the same photo on her Instagram and captioned it, “My man, my soulmate, my best friend, the love of my life.”Rishabh Pant was undoubtedly the cricketer who was the centre of attention and dominated headlines in India and Australia throughout the Border-Gavaskar series.Pant was all over Australia with his banter from behind the stumps but he also let his gloves and bat do the talking for him.The 21-year-old broke the record for the most catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series with 20 catches in the four Tests.Apart from his improved showing with the gloves, Pant also chipped in with some crucial runs for India and ended up as the second highest run-scorer in the series from either side, behind Cheteshwar Pujara (521), amassing 350 runs at an average of over 58 with 159 not out being his highest score which he managed in the final Test.advertisementHis second Test century during the Sydney match saw him become the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a hundred in Australia. He is now only one of four Indian wicketkeepers – Budhi Kunderan, Nayan Mongia and MS Dhoni – with a 150-plus score in Test cricket.21-year-old Rishabh Pant did not find a place in the Indian ODI and T20I squads for the ongoing limited-over series in Australia and the upcoming series in New Zealand, starting January 23. Pant will be part of India A squad that will be taking on England Lions in a five-match unofficial ODI series, starting January 23 in Thiruvananthapuram.While eyebrows were raised at his exclusion from the limited-over squads especially after Pant surpassed captain Virat Kohli’s tally in the four-match Test series in Australia, head coach Ravi Shastri and chief selector MSK Prasad had told India Today that Pant would definitely be part of India’s World Cup plans.Also Read | Rishabh Pant for World Cup 2019? Sachin Tendulkar weighs in with his thoughtsAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh bats for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in India ODI squadAlso Read | Babysitter Rishabh Pant in high demand as Rohit Sharma and Bonnie Paine seek helpAlso Read | Rishabh Pant now needs to learn how to finish games, says Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Rishabh Pant danced, laughed and applauded as Bharat Army sang him a songlast_img read more

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad opener played an uncharacteristic innings in Mohali against Kings XI Punjab as he brought up his slowest Indian Premier League (IPL) fifty on Monday.On a sluggish wicket at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Warner was visibly frustrated on quite a few occasions as he was not being able to flex his muscles and get the big ones, which he is known for.Warner brought up his fifty in the 49th ball, the most number of balls he has taken to reach the 50-run mark in IPL cricket. His previous slowest also came against Kings XI Punjab in Hyderabad in IPL 2017 wherein he had needed 45 balls.Warner remained unbeaten at the end of 20 overs and finished with 70 off 62 balls. The Sunrisers opener managed to hit only six boundaries and a lone six during his knock.Warner’s 70 was also the third lowest total for a batsman who had faced a minimum of 60 balls in IPL.JP Duminy is on top of the list with a 63-ball 59 he made for Mumbai Indians in 2009, while Aaron Finch is second with a 62-ball 68 he had scored for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014.Nonetheless, Warner was able to hold one end even as the Kings XI Punjab bowlers were bowling tight lines. The early departure of Sunrisers’ in-form opener Jonny Bairstow (1) didn’t help Warner’s cause.R Ashwin’s men also bowled quite well to the big-hitting left-hander cramping him for room on most occasions.Nonetheless, it was David Warner’s seventh fifty on the trot against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. Warner continues to lead the batting charts in IPL 2019. He has scored 349 runs, including a hundred and 3 fifties, in six matches so far.advertisementSunrisers Hyderabad managed to post 150 on the board despite their big guns failing to get going. Deepak Hooda, who walked after Manish Pandey’s dismissal in the final over, hit 14 runs in just three balls to help the visitors finish strong.Also Read | IPL 2019: Aggression makes David Warner a dangerous batsman, says Yusuf PathanAlso Read | IPL 2019: Clash of firepower as Kings XI Punjab host Sunrisers HyderabadAlso Read | Watch: Chris Gayle does the Bhangra as Kings XI Punjab return to Mohalilast_img read more

first_imgSouth Korea ‘Europeans can’t tell between Asians’ – South Korea reveal number trick to confuse Sweden Joe Wright 23:02 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() South Korea World Cup Getty South Korea World Cup Sweden v South Korea Sweden Shin Tae-yong hopes his side’s first World Cup opponents will be hampered by not being able to distinguish between several of his players South Korea hope to have kept their tactics against Sweden a surprise by swapping shirt numbers in recent training sessions and matches, coach Shin Tae-yong has said.Shin’s men kick off their World Cup campaign in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday in what has been described as a must-win match, with Mexico and Germany the other opponents in Group F.Players have been seen wearing different numbers during preparations for the finals in Russia and Shin says it was a deliberate ploy to confuse any Sweden scouts ahead of the match. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “In my opinion, I think when the Europeans look at us Asians, I think it could be one of the reasons,” he told a news conference. “I think we wanted to confuse the Swedish team. That’s why we did that.”Asked to elaborate, he said: “We swapped them around because we didn’t want to show our opponents anything. Ki Sung-yueng is probably known, as is Son Heung-min, but for the other players it might be a little bit confusing.”It’s very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians and that’s why we did that.”The build-up to the match has already seen allegations of spying levelled against each side, with Sweden having been accused of sending a scout to a closed training session after complaining that their own base camp was too easy to infiltrate.Shin, however, thinks any detailed level of analysis is to be expected ahead of a big game.”I think all coaches probably feel that way, that the other team is spying on them,” he said. “We have to analyse the other team and we do what we can to win the match, so I think it’s perfectly natural for us to try to understand the other team.”[스웨덴전 프리뷰] 첫 경기를 마지막처럼!기사보기 https ://t.co/cwevJmpERB @FIFAWorldCupKOR #러시아월드컵 #스웨덴전 #프리뷰 pic.twitter.com/OKN7S5vcUA — 대한축구협회(KFA) (@theKFA) June 15, 2018 Sweden are without Zlatan Ibrahimovic at a major tournament for the first time since Euro 2000, their record goalscorer now retired from international football, but Shin does not feel they will be any weaker in attack.”If he had been part of the team, they probably would have been able to score a lot of goals, but they managed to get through the qualifiers without him,” Shin added.”Without Ibrahimovic, they were able to work stronger as a team.”last_img read more

Zidane: Doctor advised Bale not to travel

October 26, 2019 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

first_imgGareth Bale did not travel for Real Madrid’s participation in the Audi Cup on doctor’s advice, according to head coach Zinedine Zidane.Madrid suffered their third defeat in four winless pre-season outings at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, with Harry Kane giving Tottenham a 1-0 triumph that would have been far more comfortable but for the heroics of goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Bale is not part of the squad taking part in the exhibition tournament but looks increasingly likely to remain under Zidane’s charge after a prospective move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning collapsed over the weekend. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “Bale did not travel as he was not feeling good,” the Madrid head coach told reporters afterwards.”Speaking with the doctors it was better to stay in Madrid and train there. That’s it. It’s a decision taken together, speaking with him. That’s it.”Bale was on target in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal that remains Los Blancos’ only positive result in their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign – though he missed his spot-kick in the 3-2 penalty shoot-out victory that followed.Zidane was also unwilling to offer any clarity on James Rodriguez’s future – another player apparently surplus to requirements under the Frenchman – but is unperturbed by the poor form of those who are part of his plans.”I always think positively,” he said. “I know it is difficult, we are coming off a tough season and Madridistas might not think it but we have a great team.”We are not ready yet but we will pick up confidence and play and come out of this. We just need to win a game.”Navas’ performance was one of few highlights for Madrid as he made a string of excellent saves either side of Kane’s goal in the first half.Thibaut Courtois suffered a sprained ankle as he shipped five first-half goals in the 7-3 loss to Atletico Madrid in New Jersey.The Belgium international’s previously expressed certainty that it was “clear” who the Madrid number one would be this term no longer looks so well placed.”Keylor played a great game, that’s it,” Zidane added. “What Thibaut said [about being number one] we’d have to see.”There are no automatic starters here. We’re all in the same team, and all must be prepared.”last_img read more

first_imgLegendary rock band U2 has thrown its support behind the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization aiding to bring one of Nelson Mandela’s final wishes to fruition – the construction of the 5th dedicated children’s hospital on the entire continent of Africa.U2 signed guitar alongside trademark Legacy of Hope Campaign GuitarThe Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital will provide access to high-quality medical care for the children of Southern Africa, regardless of their ability to pay. This facility will have a profound, transformative effect on healthcare in the region.All members of U2, including Bono, a longtime ally and friend of Mr. Mandela and supporter of his charitable efforts, signed one of The Edge’s acoustic guitars for Legacy of Hope. Bono, who was recently injured during a cycling accident in New York City, has been recuperating following surgery, but nevertheless still wanted to show his support. Prolific rock star Bono tagged the guitar with the inscription, “There’s no them there’s only us!”When reached for comment, Eric Gast, CEO/Executive Producer of the Legacy of Hope Foundation, stated “We are truly honored that U2 would show their support with this wonderful gesture and I’m moved that Bono, in his current state, would have the resolve to help support Mr. Mandela’s dream of free and accessible healthcare for the children of Southern Africa.”The Legacy of Hope Foundation has garnered the support of numerous artists, celebrities and distinguished civil rights leaders, some of whom serve on its Honorary Board, including Ruby Bridges, Christy Turlington Burns, Ed Burns, Viola Davis, Dame Judi Dench, Arun Gandhi, Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Katherine Heigl, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Larry King, Sir Ben Kingsley, Salma Hayek Pinault, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Octavia Spencer, Charlize Theron, Ben Vereen, Barbara Walters, Elie and Marion Wiesel, Her Highness Princess Dalal Al-Saud, and the late Dr. Maya Angelou.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsIf you live in Nunavut you almost always have to fly to travel between communities in the territory.A report from Baffin Island involving pilots, the RCMP and a vital transportation lifeline is creating concern.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img

Rabat – In what is being called a “stunning embarrassment to the FBI,” recently unsealed federal court records are revealing a marriage between one of its agents and an ISIS fighter in Syria. Former FBI interpreter, Daniela Greene, met and pursued an intimate Skype relationship with Denis Cupert, a German national and wanna-be rapper who performed under the name Deso Dog.Already married, Greene told her husband she was travelling to Germany to visit her parents. Instead, she made her way to Syria to marry Cupert, who changed his name to Abu Talha al-Almani in Syria. Friends suspected nothing and noticed no unusual behaviour in Greene before she left. At the time, Cupert was functioning as a recruiter of young, vulnerable Germans for ISIS. Video of him released online shows Cupert standing in a battlefield, threatening former US President Barack Obama.After only a short time in Syria with her new husband, Greene suddenly realized she had made a mistake and began reaching out to contacts in the US to come up with an exit strategy.After returning home in August of 2014 she was promptly arrested and sentenced to two years in prison. It is known that she tipped Cupert off to the fact that he was being investigated by the FBI.A federal court decided to seal her case records to avoid contaminating the investigation by involving media. Once prosecutors were convinced that Greene’s cooperation had ended, they asked for the records to be unsealed.Former State Department official, John Kirby, acknowledges that “It’s a stunning embarrassment for the FBI, no doubt about it.” He also acknowledges that most westerners attempting to do what Greene did usually end up “getting their heads cut off.”On the other hand, he concedes that her adventure took no small amount of planning. “… for her to get in as an American, as a woman, as an FBI employee and to be able to take up residence with a known ISIS leader, that all had to be coordinated.”Greene has since been released from prison and now works as a hostess in a hotel lounge, a far cry from her position with the FBI. read more

MONTREAL — Bombardier says it has strengthened its balance sheet and is on track to turn its finances around, nearly two years after it teetered on the verge of bankruptcy.The manufacturer of aircraft and trains, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said Friday it lost $296 million or 13 cents per share in its second quarter, an improvement from its loss of $490 million or 24 cents per share in the same period a year ago.In adjusted profits, it earned $39 million or two cents per share, its highest in two years.“We had a very strong first half of the year,” CEO Alain Bellemare said during a conference call. “We’re confident that we will be able to deliver on all of our commitments.”Revenue for the quarter ended June 30 slipped to $4.09 billion from nearly $4.31 billion a year ago as a result of lower production of business aircraft.Shares in Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) increased by 6.2 per cent, gaining 15 cents at C$2.56 in midday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The results, which beat analyst expectations, came as the company said it expects to hit the high end of its full-year guidance, which is now between $580 million and $630 million in earnings before interest and taxes.Bombardier has implemented a cost-cutting plan that has resulted in thousands of layoffs around the world. It has also secured funding from the federal and Quebec governments, as well as an investment from Quebec’s pension fund manager, for its CSeries passenger jet program.During the quarter, Bombardier delivered six CSeries planes, raising the total number in service to 16. It expects to ship about 30 of the aircraft for the year.Bellemare said CSeries sales have been held back. He said that’s because airlines are examining how the 100- to 150-seat planes can be used on routes that best accommodate that number of passengers versus smaller regional jets or larger Boeing 737s or Airbus A320s.The earnings come as Bombardier is in a trade dispute with Boeing. The Chicago-based rival has petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging that the Montreal company has been selling CSeries planes in the U.S. below cost because of subsidies that violate trade rules. Bombardier has denied the accusations.If Boeing is successful, that would have a “material adverse impact” on the CSeries program, Bombardier warned in its results. But Bellemare said there is no effect so far on discussions with potential customers.“People understand that these are long processes,” he said.The company also announced that former auditor general Sheila Fraser has resigned from the board of directors for personal reasons. read more

Dog dies in Delhi crash

October 7, 2019 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

A dog was killed in  a single-vehicle crash in Delhi on the weekend.Police report a 60-year-old man from Marathon was southbound on Swimming Pool Road around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when his vehicle left the highway and plummeted 20 feet into a ravine full of water. Police say the vehicle was submerged.The driver was able to make it to safety but Norfolk OPP found the family dog deceased when they pulled the vehicle out of the water.The driver was transported by paramedics to local hospital before being transferred to a Hamilton hospital for treatment of serious injuries, said police.“The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending,” said Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a posting on social media. “Impairment by drugs is considered a contributing factor.”Driver escapes/family dog deceased after vehicle plummets 20 feet into water on Swimming Pool Rd @NorfolkCountyCA. Impaired driving by drug is being considered as a contributing factor. Investigation continuing. @NorfolkCoFire @NorfolkEMS #NorfolkOPP ^es https://t.co/ckN7yCeP32— OPP West (@OPP_WR) August 19, 2019 read more

“The time has come for all sides to put short-term politics aside and to get involved, to talk openly, frankly, passionately and constructively about the concrete issues and make the changes which we all recognize are needed,” said Søren Jessen-Petersen, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, as he opened a two-day conference in Pristina on the “Future Status of Kosovo.” The meeting was organized by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia. He said the conference was bringing together Serbs and Albanians to discuss security, standards, local government reform, ethnic reconciliation and the resolution of Kosovo’s status, in light of the comprehensive review of progress requested by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and endorsed by the UN Security Council. The Helsinki Committee says it hopes the conference fully mobilizes local leaders to make far-reaching decisions for Albanians and Serbs and to take it upon themselves to carry those decisions through. The conference, the committee says, is part of a larger project, called “Belgrade-Pristina: Steps to Build Confidence and Understanding,” realized with the support of the United States Institute of Peace. read more

As world leaders gathered today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to focus on laying the groundwork for a new sustainable development agenda, the President of Zambia highlighted the importance of building global partnerships to address issues of poverty and development.In his statement today to the opening of the General Assembly’s General Debate, President Michael Chilufya Sata said that the importance of the intergovernmental processes on sustainable development “is critical and cannot be overemphasized.”Mr. Sata and the other General Assembly participants are due tomorrow to discuss ways to accelerate progress towards the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and to “set the stage” for a development agenda after the 2015 deadline. Ahead of those discussions, he stressed the need for a single set of universally agreed goals reflecting sustainable development priorities which are “actionable, concise and whose implementation will resonate with different development and economic levels of Member States.”He emphasized the need for such goals to be “prudently balanced” and “effectively integrate the economic, social and environmental” aspects of development.“To this effect,” Mr. Sata said, “it is necessary to build global partnerships that are supported by commitments towards regional and international cooperation, anchored with mutual accountability, enhanced local private sector and public private partnerships.”Turning to Zambia’s progress on the MDGs, he noted that the country has made “tremendous progress” on Goal 4, which calls for reducing by two-thirds the percentage of under-five mortality rates, and Goal 5, which calls for reducing by three-quarters maternal mortality ratios. The national MDG report also indicated that while the challenges are still immense, Zambia has made great strides in its fight against HIV and AIDS, and ensuring that people who are living with the virus receive the best of care and access to social protection services.The country faces challenges, however, in lowering levels of poverty and unemployment. “My Government has taken an unprecedented painful step of curtailing subsidies on fuel and maize,” Mr. Sata said, thereby releasing “much needed resources” for programmes that specifically target poverty alleviation.Mr. Sata is among the scores of leaders to speak at the annual General Assembly session at which heads of State and Government and other high-level officials will present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance. read more

In the email written by Johnny Mercer, a former Army captain and Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View, he complains… The MPs are understood to have met on Tuesday night to discuss ways for protecting troops facing historic allegations of murder and manslaughter during the Troubles. An email seen by the Telegraph and circulated among senior Conservative MPs criticises the prime minister for failing to introduce a statute of limitations for former soldiers under criminal investigation. Theresa May has been accused by her own backbench MP of “not getting it” over her Government’s refusal to offer an amnesty for Army veterans facing prosecution over killings in Northern Ireland up to 50 years ago.

July Ends With a Rare Black Moon

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first_img Rare Harvest Moon Will Light Up Night Sky on Friday the 13thIndia Finds Lost Vikram Lander on Moon’s Surface Stay on target A rare black moon will make an appearance on either July 31 or Aug. 1, depending on your global location. However, this strange celestial event might be hard to watch, since the moon will be almost invisible in the night sky.Black moons, which typically take place roughly once every 32 months, are very unusual and sometimes only occur in particular time zones, Space.com noted. A black moon is the second new moon of the month and it also refers to a month where there are no new moons at all, CNN reported.The moon is also going to be a supermoon, meaning that it will look larger than usual, so technically, you can call it a rare black supermoon. The weird part about the black moon is that skywatchers won’t get a bright lunar view, since it will blend in with the night sky.Here’s where it gets a bit tricky: The black moon has a different schedule in the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere (Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe).A new moon in the night sky. (Photo Credit: NASA Goddard)If you live in the Western Hemisphere, the new moon occurring on July 31 at 11:13 p.m. EDT will be a black moon. Eastern Hemisphere skywatchers have to wait a bit: This new moon will go into effect after 12 a.m. on Aug. 1. This new moon is not the second one of the month, so it won’t be considered a black moon. Don’t worry though, you’ll have a second chance to “spot” the black moon at the end of the month.On Aug. 30, the next new moon will be visible in all other parts of the world, except for California, Washington, and other states along the U.S. West Coast, where it will occur on Aug. 29 at 11:37 p.m. PDT. Every global vicinity that didn’t get to see a black moon in July will be able to on Aug. 30.For more information on upcoming skywatching opportunities, visit NASA’s website.More on Geek.com:Study: Moon Is 100M Years Older Than We ThoughtIndia’s Chandrayaan-2 Space Mission Launches to Moon’s SurfaceNASA Spacecraft Ready for Artemis 1 Lunar Missionlast_img read more

first_imgSuspect stealing packages from homes in Santee under arrest June 12, 2018 Posted: June 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe woman accused of stealing packages off the front porches of several Santee homes is in police custody and it’s all thanks to an alert KUSI viewer who recognized her at a local fast food restaurant.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti was LIVE with the follow-up story.Related Story: Santee package thief caught on camera , last_img read more