Will support Hurriyat on talks, says Jehad Council

first_imgThe United Jehad Council (UJC), a PoK-based conglomerate of militants, said on Thursday that it will support Hurriyat on the dialogue process with New Delhi.“They [the militants] are with the Kashmir leadership if they start a dialogue process. Since India is not sincere, we have decided to lay down three conditions,” UJC chief Syed Salahuddin told a press conference in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The three conditions were that India should declare Jammu and Kashmir a disputed territory; acknowledge that there are three parties to the dispute; and accept that Kashmir issue will be resolved in the light of the United Nations resolutions in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiris.He alleged that India, in the name of dialogue, had always committed fraud. “When there were no options, the youth of Kashmir took to arms. Under the present circumstances, armed struggle remains the only way out as India is eager to change the Muslim demography of J&K,” he said. The statement is significant as the Hurriyat is finding the going tough in the wake of the Centre appointing Dineshwar Sharma as its interlocutor’s for J&K. Mr. Sharma is visiting Kashmir next week. NIA raidsMeanwhile, sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided the houses of the Salahuddin’s sons in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.An NIA official said it carried out searches in the house of Shahid Yousuf, who remains in the NIA’s custody in Soibugh in central Kashmir. “The NIA seized five mobiles, two hard discs, one laptop, incriminating documents and some electronic devices,” said the official. Shah was sent on a seven-day NIA custody by a court in New Delhi on Wednesday. A police official said the premises of another son of the Hizb chief were also searched.last_img read more

Ayodhya dispute: Supreme Court to hear civil appeals on Feb. 8

first_imgThe Supreme Court has fixed February 8, 2018 as the date for hearing the civil appeals in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute.It commenced final hearing in the dispute on Tuesday, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of medieval-era structure.A specially constituted Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer are hearing a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court in four civil suits.The High Court had ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acre area at Ayodhya among the parties — the All India Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.A sect of Muslims, under the banner of Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh, had approached the court, offering a solution that a mosque could be built in a Muslim-dominated area at a “reasonable distance” from the disputed site in Ayodhya.Sunni Waqf Board’s oppositionHowever, its intervention was opposed by the Sunni Waqf Board. It claimed that judicial adjudication between the two sects was done in 1946 by declaring the mosque, which was demolished on December 6, 1992, as one which belongs to the Sunnis.Recently a group of civil rights activists also moved the apex court, seeking intervention in the dispute and urged it to consider the issue, saying it is not just a dispute over property but has several other aspects that would have far-reaching effects on the “secular fabric of the country.”In pursuance to the apex court’s earlier direction, the Yogi Adityanath government has submitted English translation of exhibits and documents likely to be relied upon, as these were in eight different languages.A battery of high profile lawyers, including senior advocates K. Parasaran and C.S. Vaidyanathan and advocate Saurabh Shamsheri, will appear for Lord Ram Lalla, the deity. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta will represent the Uttar Pradesh government.Senior advocates Kapil Sibal, Anoop George Chaudhari, Rajeev Dhavan and Sushil Jain will represent other parties, including the Sunni Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, an intervenor in the matter, had attempted to raise the issue of fundamental right of religion of the Hindus under Article 25 of the Constitution.Many of the original plantiffs and defendants in the matter, including Mohd Hashim, who was the first person to take the matter to the apex court, have died.last_img read more

Modest Virat Kohli refuses comparison with Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar sees a shadow of himself in Virat Kohli but the young Indian batsman says he literally worships the iconic cricketer and matching his feats would be nothing short of “mission impossible” for him.Pictures of Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 tonsKohli is the fastest to score 1000 and then 3000 ODI runs and has been India’s most prolific scorer this year with five centuries which led to many comparing him with Tendulkar.Tendulkar himself considers Kohli a worthy challenger to his incredible record of 100 international centuries.However, Kohli said there is no comparison between him and his idol.”I feel really blessed when people start comparing me with Sachin, but I keep myself focused on my performance, and not on such comparisons. I literally worship him, so, I don’t see too much in this comparison,” Kohli said”No cricketer has been able to score one hundred centuries like Sachin. It will be a big achievement. I don’t think at all about this, because it increases pressure on you.I keep myself focused on my performance,” he said during India TV’s show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’.About his selection as vice-captain, Kohli said, it was a pleasant surprise for him and refuted suggestions that he would be eventually replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni as skipper.”No, I don’t think so. As captain, he has done a lot for Team India. I learnt a lot as a vice-captain,” he said.The Delhi batsman disagreed with Sourav Ganguly, who felt that the selectors had taken an emotional decision by rushing Yuvraj Singh into international cricket after illness.Yuvraj, who has recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, has been included in Indian squad for the World Twenty20 beginning next month in Sri Lanka. .”The first match after comeback always makes one nervous.If he performs well in the World Cup, it will be a big boost for Team India. For us, the World Cup is an important tournament,” he added.Talking about his aggressive attitude on the field, Kohli said it is part of his nature.”I had this habit from childhood. I never liked being out, whether I am out on zero or I score a ton. I get angry.Occasionally, I shout abuses, but, of late, I am trying to control my aggression, so that my behaviour doesn’t go over the top. I have broken too many bats in my childhood,” he said.Kohli was also candid enough to admit that he got distracted after playing in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore.”Yes, there was a bit of distraction. We had just come from the Under-19 World Cup win. We were playing with foreign (star) players, I did not handle it (attention) well. “I was even thrown out of the team but my coach advised me concentrate on the game and I got my focus back.”advertisementlast_img read more

Motorola Moto X Force shatterproof phone now available at offline retail stores

first_imgMotorola’s Moto X Force shatterproof phone will now be available for buy at over 400 retail stores across 15 cities in India, the company announced on Thursday. The Moto X Force was an online exclusive until now. The company said that it will continue selling the phone through online channels — Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal – as well while making it available for purchase from general trade and large format chains like Croma, Spice Hotspot, Vijay Sales and Poorvika.”After the huge success in the online marketplace, the Moto X Force will be available in large format organised retail chains and general trade starting today,” the company said in a statement.The Moto X Force is available in India at a price of Rs 49,999 and is the world’s first smartphone boasting of a shatterproof display. The phone was launched in India in early February.In terms of specs, the phone comes with a 5.4-inch QuadHD display with a 2560×1440 pixels resolution and 544ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD card.It sports a 21-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The 4G LTE capable handset runs almost stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and will be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Moto X Force uses a 3,760mAh battery and ships with a TurboCharger that can provide up to 13 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging, according to the company.advertisementThe Moto X Force is available in three colour variants: Black and Grey (with a ballistic nylon finish) and White variant (with a durable soft-grip surface).last_img read more

‘We deserved to lose’: Injury-hit PSG slump to shock home defeat by Reims

first_imgBecoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Moussa Dembele moved joint-top of the Ligue 1 goalscoring charts on six strikes with Osimhen by giving Lyon a 28th-minute advantage, but Yoann Court equalized for Brest less than 60 seconds later.Maxwel Cornet appeared to have eased some of the pressure on Lyon coach Sylvinho by netting in the 69th minute, but Court completed his double to snatch Brest a point with five minutes remaining.Lyon, widely considered PSG’s likeliest title challengers ahead of this season, slipped to 11th, already six points off the pace. Read Next P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ PSG’s injury woes intensified further shortly before half-time as Choupo-Moting hobbled off to be replaced by Angel Di Maria, who had originally been rested and named as a substitute.Reims came agonizingly close to doubling their advantage in first-half injury-time, as center-back Yunis Abdelhamid’s header bounced narrowly past the post.PSG dominated possession for much of the second half without posing a serious threat, and Reims again came within centimeters of making it two as substitute Remi Oudin’s low, left-footed effort struck the base of the post.And Dia entered the fray before planting another fine header past the despairing dive of home goalkeeper Keylor Navas, sealing a richly-deserved victory.Lille’s Osimhen scores again Earlier on Wednesday, Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen scored as Lille moved into third with a 2-0 victory over Strasbourg, while Lyon were held by Brest.Last season’s runners-up Lille have now won all four of their home league games this term and sit two points adrift of PSG.The 20-year-old Osimhen put Christophe Galtier’s Lille into a 43rd-minute lead at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy by lashing home after some slack Strasbourg defending to net his sixth goal in seven games this season.The three points were secured 19 minutes into the second half as Osimhen turned provider for former Chelsea and Marseille forward Loic Remy to slide in his first goal of the campaign.Elsewhere, Lyon saw their winless streak extended to six matches in all competitions with a 2-2 draw at promoted Brest. LOOK: What Rizal Memorial Sports Complex could look like after renovations Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuecenter_img PSG’s head coach Thomas Tuchel, right, looks at the field during the French League One soccer match between PSG and Reims at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)Paris Saint-Germain fell to a shock 2-0 loss to Reims at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday as headers from Hassane Kamara and Boulaye Dia gave the visitors a famous win.The Ligue 1 champions, depleted by a spate of injuries, remain top of the table after seven games, but have already lost twice this season after defeat at Rennes last month.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers It was PSG’s first home loss in the league since a 2-0 reverse at the hands of Rennes in May 2018, ending an unbeaten run of 22 matches at the Parc.PSG only lead second-placed Angers on goal difference, after Rachid Alioui’s late double grabbed Stephane Moulin’s side a 2-0 win at Toulouse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“I’m disappointed with our performance. The first 10, maybe 15, minutes went well but then every minute that passed was worse and worse,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.“We did not show what we are capable of doing — so defeat is deserved.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Neymar, who had scored late winners in each of his previous two Ligue 1 games, started alongside Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Pablo Sarabia up front, with Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi all still injured.But the Brazilian, who failed to force through a return to Barcelona in the close-season, was a peripheral figure and was guilty of gifting Reims possession on numerous occasions.Tuchel was also forced to play a makeshift midfield featuring full-back Juan Bernat, with Marco Verratti suspended.The hosts made a slow start, despite Neymar going close with a free-kick, and fell behind just before the half-hour mark.Reims, who also beat PSG 3-1 on the final day of last season, launched a rare attack and Hassane Kamara rose to powerfully head home Zimbabwean Marshall Munetsi’s right-wing cross.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

India dethrone Pakistan, reclaim top spot in Test rankings

first_imgIndia decimated New Zealand by 178 runs in the second Test at Eden Gardens to replace Pakistan at the top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings today. (SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL UPDATES)India took an invincible 2-0 series lead in the three-match series, thanks to some gritty performances on a difficult pitch. (India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4: As It Happened)India had entered the three-match series against the Black Caps, trailing Pakistan by a point and needed to win the series to move ahead of its traditional rival.Pakistan’s rein at the top lasted a little over a month. They had moved to No. 1 in the rankings following their 2-2 draw in England and Australia’s whitewash in Sri Lanka. (Also Read: Rohit grateful to team management after stylish 82)India were also in the running to reclaim the top rank but they needed to win the four-Test series in the West Indies 3-0. They eventually managed a 2-0 series victory after the final match at Gros Islet was washed out following only 22 overs. (Also Read: Kohli’s obsession and desire to succeed makes him stand apart among peers, feels Ponting)Incidentally, this is the third time this year that India have become number one in ICC Test rankings. They enjoyed this status for about five weeks in January-February and then for five days in August.There is great chance for India to consolidate their stay at the top with 11 more Tests left to be played at home.(With inputs from Rajneesh Gupta)advertisementlast_img read more

Kia Seltos price-variant-feature combination explained

first_imgKia Seltos price-variant-feature combination explainedKia Seltos comes in with three engine options — 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre VGT diesel and 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol. While 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre VGT diesel mills are available with the Tech Line, 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol comes with the GT Line.advertisement Next Varun Singh New DelhiAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 18:41 IST Kia Seltos boasts of several segment-first features.HIGHLIGHTSThe entry-level Kia Seltos is priced at Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India).The top-of-the-line Seltos is priced at Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India).Kia Seltos features an 8.0-inch HUD (Head-Up Display).Kia Motors has finally launched Seltos in India. The compact SUV has been introduced for a starting price of Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India), making it Rs 31,000 cheaper than the entry-level Hyundai Creta. At first glance, Kia Seltos does look like a good value for money having premium features at affordable prices.By now, all of us know that Seltos is available in Tech Line and GT Line trims. The Tech Line has five variants — HT E, HT K, HT K Plus, HT X and HT X Plus. The GT Line gets three — GT K, GT X and GT X Plus. Kia Seltos comes in with three engine options — 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre VGT diesel and 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol. While 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre VGT diesel mills are available with the Tech Line, 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol comes with the GT Line.You must be wondering what is the variant-wise price of Kia Seltos and which trim has what all features. Below we give the exhaustive variant-wise price and features of Kia Seltos.Variant-Price– Seltos HTE 1.5 Petrol MT – Rs 9.69 lakh– Seltos HTE 1.5 Diesel MT – Rs 9.99 lakhFeaturesABS with EBD, dual airbags, front disc brakes, rear disc brakes, projector headlamps, skid plates, manual AC, rear AC vents, power windows, driver seat height adjust (manual), keyless entry, steering mounted audio control, 3.8-inch 2DIN audio with Bluetooth and four speakers.Variant-Price– Seltos HTK 1.5 Petrol MT – Rs 9.99 lakh– Seltos HTK 1.5 Diesel MT – Rs 11.19 lakhadvertisementFeaturesAll the features of Kia Seltos HTE as well as projector fog lamps, electrically adjustable ORVM, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, rear view camera, six speakers (including tweeters) and front USB charger.Variant-Price– Seltos HTK Plus 1.5 Petrol MT – Rs 11.19 lakh– Seltos HTK Plus 1.5 Diesel MT – Rs 12.19 lakh– Seltos HTK Plus 1.5 Diesel 6AT – Rs 13.19 lakhFeaturesAll the features of Kia Seltos HTK as well as 16-inch hyper metallic alloy wheels, heartbeat LED DRLs, smart key with push button start, auto cruise control, LED sound mood lights, rear defogger and auto light control.Variant-Price– Seltos HTX 1.5 Petrol MT – Rs 12.79 lakh– Seltos HTX 1.5 Petrol IVT – Rs 13.79 lakh– Seltos HTX 1.5 Diesel MT – Rs 13.79 lakhFeaturesAll the features of Kia Seltos HTK as well as 17-inch hyper metallic alloy wheels, high line TPMS, crown jewel LED headlamps, heartbeat LED DRLs, ice cube LED fog lamps, heartbeat LED tail lamps, dual muffler design, 10.25-inch HD touchscreen navigation, UVO Connect system, smart pure air purifier, black and beige 2-tone interior and leatherette seats, smart key with push button start, fully automatic AC and rear door sun shade curtain.Variant-Price– Seltos HTX Plus 1.5 Diesel MT – Rs 14.99 lakh– Seltos HTX Plus 1.5 Diesel 6AT – Rs 15.99 lakhFeaturesAll the features of Kia Seltos HTX as well as electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, 8-way driver power seat, Bose premium 8 speaker sound system, front parking sensors, 7.0-inch colour display and high speed smartphone wireless charger.Variant-Price– Seltos GTK 1.4 Turbo petrol MT – Rs 13.49 lakhFeaturesABS with EBD, dual airbags, all wheel disc brakes, 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels, crown jewel LED headlamps, heartbeat LED DRLs, ice cube LED fog lamps, heartbeat LED tail lamps, electrically adjustable ORVM, leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with GT Line logo, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, six speakers (including tweeters), fully automatic AC, LED sound mood lights, smart key with push button start, black leatherette sports seats with red stitching.Variant-Price– Seltos GTX 1.4 Turbo petrol MT – Rs 14.99 lakh– Seltos GTX 1.4 Turbo petrol 7DCT – Rs 15.99 lakhFeaturesAll the features of Kia Seltos GTK as well as side and curtain airbags, high line TPMS, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill Hold Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), red brake caliper (front), multi drive modes and multi traction modes (7DCT only), 10.25-inch HD touchscreen navigation, UVO Connect system, smart pure air purifier, smart 8.0-inch HUD (Head-Up Display), 7.0-inch colour display, ambient mood light, beige leatherette sports and solar glass – UV cut.Variant-Price– Seltos GTX Plus 1.4 Turbo petrol MT – Rs 15.99 lakhFeaturesAll the features of Kia Seltos GTX as well as electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, 8-way driver power seat, BOSE premium 8 speaker sound system, 360 degree camera sorround view monitor, blind view monitor in cluster LCD and front parking sensors.(Note — All the prices are ex-showroom, India)ALSO READ | 2019 BMW 3 Series launched in India, starting price is Rs 41.40 lakhALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki XL6 launched in India, price starts at Rs 9.80 lakhALSO READ | Hyundai Grand i10 Nios launched in India, price starts at Rs 5 lakhadvertisementGet 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? 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Feel Good Friday: 3RD HOME

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Initially, you may wonder how a premier reciprocal travel club for luxury second homeowners could be connected to anything remotely philanthropic, but you’re gonna wanna hear us out. Giles Adams, partner and president of 3RD Home, is a true advocate of charitable acts that exist outside the box. We caught up with him to find out more.Can you tell us about what 3RD Home do for charity?We are involved in two charitable enterprises. Firstly, we are the Global Philanthropy Partner for British Polo Day. British Polo Day is an excellent organization that champions British brands all over the word through putting on world-class polo events. As well as providing luxury British brands with a platform to showcase their wares, they also have a very strong philanthropic element and have raised almost $1,200,000 for charitable causes from the 32 events they have put on.As their Global Philanthropy Partner we donate memberships and access to our homes as auction lots. These tend to be the marquee lots and raise anywhere between $15,000 and $70,000 at each event. Through this, we have been able to contribute a significant proportion of this overall total and we are very proud to be associated with some fantastic causes.We have also partnered up with the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation http://www.jajf.org/ My business partner, Wade Shealy, saw a program about the organization and wanted to help. It was founded by Jon (“Jack”) Albert when his wife Jill was struck with terminal cancer and she worried her kids might forget her. JAJF sends families facing similar challenges on vacations where they can create lasting memories for the children who are facing the imminent loss of their young Mums or Dads. He thought that a company in our business with our great members could help Jack and Jill, so he reached out to them.Essentially, we are contacted by the foundation when they have a new family dealing with terminal cancer in an area where we have some members and houses. Invariably we have a home or two that has some last minute availability which is currently on the 3RD HOME, site or we reach out to our members in the area and ask them whether their beautiful home would be available for this family for a week or a long weekend. Either way, we explain the situation and every time our members have bent over backwards to help. We, as a company, provide the home owning member with the “Keys” (our system credits) and in return the members provide their home with a fully stocked fridge to enable these families to create some fantastic memories in a beautiful setting. The notes of thanks we have received after these trips have been truly humbling.Really?One family who we provided a house for at the Jersey Shore sent us a note after their trip… “for the first time in many years we were able to stop the worries, frustration, and pain and sadness… We were able to relax, laugh, and remember that we are still a regular family, with dreams, and we are all together having fun, something that I think we have forgotten about for a long time.” You can’t help be feel great from hearing something like this.Personally speaking, is this a cause close to your heart? Why?I have been very fortunate to do a good deal of traveling in my life and I know how happy it makes me and how rewarding it has been for my family, so for us to be able to provide a little bit of this to the most deserving of people whose time is finite and incredibly precious feels great.Do you have any plans to build on what you’re already doing in the future?We will continue to support both of these organizations and the fantastic work that they do. We have the scope and opportunity to provide more homes for the Jack and Jill Foundation families and look forward to receiving more calls and requests from them. They are always bitter-sweet calls. On the one hand you have a new family who is going through the toughest of times and on the other it’s great to know that we are in a position to truly help.What’s the best thing about Friday?The hour between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. It has always been a favourite time. The work week is over and the weekend beckons. You never know how it is going to really unfold but the anticipation is exciting. I get to see my very young daughters and read them a story before bed at 7:00 and then it is either out for dinner or R&R. You can’t fault it. The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy last_img read more

Préparezvous dans le cadre de la Semaine de la sécurité civile

first_imgOn invite les Néo-Écossais à se préparer en vue d’une situation d’urgence dans le cadre de la Semaine de la sécurité civile, du 3 au 9 mai. « Après cet hiver d’inondations, de gels rapides et de tempêtes de neige, nous devons tous être prêts en cas de situation imprévue, a dit Mark Furey, ministre responsable du Bureau de gestion des urgences. Nous savons que de nombreux types de situations peuvent se produire dans notre province en tout temps. Il faut être prêt. » On encourage les Néo-Écossais à suivre trois étapes pour se préparer en vue d’une situation d’urgence : connaître les risques, préparer un plan, avoir une trousse d’urgence. Certains risques sont saisonniers, par exemple les tempêtes de neige, les inondations, les feux de forêts et les ouragans. D’autres risques qui sont présents à l’année longue incluent notamment les incendies dans les maisons, les déversements de produits chimiques ou les accidents de la route. Dans leurs préparations, les gens doivent penser à des choses telles que la période de temps qu’ils pourront passer sans électricité ou sans eau courante. Un plan aidera les résidents à faire face à une situation d’urgence, et doit inclure où trouver les articles nécessaires et quoi faire en cas d’urgence. Votre trousse d’urgence doit contenir tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour rester en bonne santé pendant au moins 72 heures. Le mardi 5 mai, de 10 h 30 à midi, M. Furey, les coordonnateurs de la gestion des urgences de la province et d’autres partenaires tiendront une conversation en direct sur Twitter au sujet de la préparation en vue d’une situation d’urgence. Les gens peuvent participer à l’aide du mot-clic #epweek. « Plus nous sommes prêts, mieux nous sommes en mesure d’assurer la sécurité et le confort de nos familles et de nos proches », a dit M. Furey. Pour en apprendre davantage sur la préparation d’un plan et d’une trousse d’urgence, consultez le http://novascotia.ca/dma/emo/francais.asplast_img read more

NDP promise on core First Nation education richest among three main federal

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsA comparison of the platforms from the three main federal parties vying to form government after Oct. 19 shows the NDP is offering the richest promise on core, K to 12 First Nation education.Key to commitments from the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP on First Nation education is the $1.9 billion the Stephen Harper government set aside in its 2014 budget.That money was contingent on passage of the First Nation Control of First Nation Education Act, which died on the Order Paper after it was rejected by the majority of Assembly of First Nations chiefs.According to numbers provided by Aboriginal Affairs, about $1.2 billion of that money is still set aside in the fiscal framework for First Nation education. The federal Finance department also confirmed the money exists.“The remaining funds are still available, but as we said all along, investment will follow reform, not replace reform, so we are working with willing First Nation partners to help provide First Nations children with quality education,” said Amanda Gordon, a spokesperson in Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt’s office.The Conservatives have used $700 million of that money for their existing First Nation education commitments, said Gordon. The 2015 budget committed $200 million over five years for First Nation education and $500 million has been slated for education-related infrastructure on reserves over seven years.NDP leader Thomas Mulcair on Wednesday announced his party, if elected to govern, would invest $1.8 billion in new money for core First Nation education over four years. Mulcair told reporters later that total would be added to whatever money the Conservatives have left in the fiscal framework for on-reserve education.This would bring the NDP total to $3 billion.Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced in August that his party, if elected, would invest $2.6 billion into core First Nation education, but that total assumed $1.7 billion remains in the fiscal framework from the Conservatives.The Liberal party’s platform costing document has the party committing $900 million for First Nation education in new money over four years.If only $1.2 billion remains in the fiscal framework, that would mean there is a $500 million gap in the Liberal’s total education promise for First Nations.Both the NDP and the Liberals have committed to lifting the two per cent cap on transfers to First Nations.For comparison purposes, the total NDP promise for core First Nation education tops up at about $3 billion if the fiscal framework dollars are included.The Liberal core First Nation education promise, including the fiscal framework dollars, totals $2.6 billion. If only $1.2 billion remains in the fiscal framework, then the Liberal total would drop to $2.1 billion.The Conservative commitment on core education would total $1.4 billion if the party used every dollar set aside in the fiscal framework plus the $200 million already budgeted to flow this fiscal year.Polls currently show the NDP now trailing the Liberals and the Conservatives as the election race hits the final stretch.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

BC Coroners Service releases updated data on illicit drug overdoses for March

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service has released reports looking at illicit drug overdose deaths and fentanyl-detected deaths for March 2019.According to the report, in March there were 104 suspected drug overdose deaths from across the Province.Within the Northeast, so far this year, there have been five reported drug overdose deaths. When it comes to fentanyl-detected deaths, across the Province there were 82 deaths in March.Within Northeastern B.C., during the month of March, there were five reported fentanyl-detected deaths.According to the Coroners Service, the report excludes deaths if the fentanyl was known to be prescribed or the death was suspected to be due to intentional self-harm.The BCCS says the data was compiled to better understand overall illicit drug overdose trends in B.C. and to inform other agencies’ public safety strategies in a timely manner.Since the 2019 data reported is for only up until March 31, data should be interpreted with caution and is subject to change as investigations conclude.For more information on these reports, you can visit the Government of B.C.’s website.last_img read more

UN World Court acquits Serbia of genocide in Bosnia finds it guilty

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main United Nations judicial organ, today overwhelmingly acquitted Serbia of committing genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Balkan war of the 1990s, but found it guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims in the town of Srebrenica. At the same time the ICJ, also known as the World Court, rejected Bosnia’s request for payment of reparations from Serbia, successor to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) of the 1990s, for the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. The judgment, which is binding and not open to appeal, called on Serbia to transfer Ratko Mladic and others indicted for genocide to the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a separate judicial body with a mandate to try individuals. “The Court observes that the FRY was in a position of influence over the Bosnian Serbs who devised and implemented the genocide in Srebrenica, owing to the strength of the political, military and financial links between the FRY on the one hand and the Republika Srpska (the Serb component of Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the VRS (Republika Srpska’s army) on the other,” the Court ruled by 12 votes to 3. “The Court further recalls that although it has not found that the information available to the Belgrade authorities indicated, as a matter of certainty, that genocide was imminent, they could hardly have been unaware of the serious risk of it. “In the view of the Court, the Yugoslav federal authorities should have made the best efforts within their power to try and prevent the tragic events then taking shape, whose scale might have been surmised. Yet the Respondent has not shown that it took any initiative to prevent what happened, or any action on its part to avert the atrocities which were committed” as required by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The court also found, by 14 to 1, that Serbia violated its obligations under the Convention by having failed to transfer Mr. Mladic, indicted for genocide and complicity in genocide in Srebrenica, for trial by the ICTY. But on the overall charges brought by Bosnia, the Court ruled by 13 to 2 that Serbia had not committed genocide, nor had it conspired, through its organs or persons whose acts engage its responsibility under customary international law, in violation of its obligations under the Convention. It found by 11 votes to 4 that Serbia had not been complicit in genocide. While there is overwhelming evidence that massive killings throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina were perpetrated during the conflict, the Court said it was not convinced that these were accompanied by “the specific intent on the part of the perpetrators to destroy, in whole or in part, the group of Bosnian Muslims,” although they may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. But with regard to Srebrenica, the Court concluded that the Main Staff of the VRS had “the necessary specific intent to destroy in part the group of Bosnian Muslims (specifically the Bosnian Muslims of Srebrenica) and that accordingly acts of genocide were committed by the VRS.” It noted that while there is little doubt that the atrocities in Srebrenica were committed, at least in part, with the resources which the perpetrators possessed as a result of the general policy of aid and assistance by the FRY, one of the very specific conditions for Serbia’s legal responsibility was not met since “it has not been conclusively established that, at the crucial time, the FRY supplied aid to the perpetrators of the genocide in full awareness that the aid supplied would be used to commit genocide.” But the FRY was in a position of influence over the Bosnian Serbs who devised and implemented the genocide in Srebrenica, owing to the strength of the political, military and financial links between the FRY on the one hand and the Republika Srpska and the VRS on the other. On the issue of reparations the court determined that its findings “constitute appropriate satisfaction, and that the case is not one in which an order for payment of compensation… would be appropriate.” Since it had not been shown that the genocide would in fact have been averted if the FRY had tried to prevent it, “financial compensation for the failure to prevent the genocide at Srebrenica is not the appropriate form of reparation,” the judgment said. “The Court considers that the most appropriate form of satisfaction would be a declaration in the operative clause of the Judgment that the Respondent has failed to comply with the obligation to prevent the crime of genocide.” 26 February 2007The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main United Nations judicial organ, today overwhelmingly acquitted Serbia of committing genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Balkan war of the 1990s, but found it guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims in the town of Srebrenica. read more

UN expresses outrage at heinous Al Shabaab attack on Kenyan university

The Secretary-General, who had previously condemned the attack in a statement released on Wednesday, sent a personal letter yesterday to the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, to once again expressed his sincere condolences following the “horrendous” attack. “There is little more appalling than targeting young people for murder and mayhem.” Mr. Ban wrote in the letter. “Those responsible for this heinous attack must be brought to justice.” He also reiterated the solidarity of the United Nations with the people and Government of Kenya in preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism. Those sentiments were echoed by the members of the Security Council, who issued a statement paying tribute to Kenya’s role in the fight against terrorism, in particular the role played by the country in the fight against Al Shabaab as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Reaffirming that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever and by whomsoever committed, Council members reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations. They underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Kenyan authorities in this regard. The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law. The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa (Uganda), also reiterated that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever commits it, and he joined the Secretary-General and the Security Council in extending condolences to the families of the victims and the people and government of the Republic of Kenya, while wishing a speedy recovery to those injured. The heinous attack left dozens dead, scores injured and many held hostage and others unaccounted for, the vast majority of whom were students, the statement said, adding a call on the international community to redouble its efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism. read more

Carbon 13U Knocks Out Eastside Photo Gallery

Photos by Jeff Barrett In the first game of day two of the Pacific Southwest Regional Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament, Tri-Valley played extremely well all around to eliminate Beaver. Tri-Valley was disappointed in its first game of the tournament and came out determined and won 12-0.Carbon also came out with a strong performance to beat Eastside 10-0. CJ Smuin was the player of the game. He pitched five scoreless innings while Wyatt Falk went 3-3 with 2 RBIs.Kai Red Sox handled South Tahoe by a score of 15-0. El Segundo continued their strong effort with a 11-3 win over Hanford.Wednesday’s games will start off at 1 p.m. between Hanford and Tri-Valley. Then, at 3:30 p.m., South Tahoe will take on Carbon. The losers of both those games will be eliminated from the tournament, so all four teams will be fighting to stay alive. The final game of the day will feature the match-up between the Kai Red Sox and El Segundo. The winner of that game will not only have a bye on Thursday but will go straight to the championship game on Friday. read more

Former policeman jailed after filming himself raping woman

The victim has remained strong throughout the police investigation and the court process and it’s due to her courage that’s led to this convictionDC Kasie Carter “You took advantage of the victim; she has little recollection of what happened. Sexual intercourse took place and other activities.””She became aware it was you and not the man she was hoping to form a relationship with. She was outraged. You knew she was drunk and you made a recording. I bear in mind your hitherto previous good character.”He also ordered that Rodgers will have to sign on a sex offender register for the rest of his life.Afterwards, officer in the case, DC Kasie Carter said: “The defendant took advantage of the victim after she’d been out for the evening with friends.”The victim has remained strong throughout the police investigation and the court process and it’s due to her courage that’s led to this conviction.”She came forward and made the report very quickly, which enabled us to gain vital evidence, allowing us to carry out a thorough and detailed investigation.” Passing sentence Judge Ebraham Mooncey said: “You had sexual issues. Apparently, you thought you were a sex addict of some sort and went to swinger’s clubs.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Blackburn told the jury: “She was in no state to consent and even if she had been, she thought she was having sex with someone else.”The defendant knew she thought she was having sex with someone else. He carried on because he wanted sex with her, irrespective of consent and to take a recording.”Mr Blackburn added: “The recording shows he’s the sober one in control and she’s the absolutely drunk one.”Jurors did not view the footage, but heard dialogue from the recording, with the victim calling the defendant by another name during sex.The court heard that during the trial Rodgers had blatantly posted an image of a sex toy on social media, which the woman had found out about and was “very upset.” It had resulted in his bail being revoked.He had also asked for a copy of the original sex video he made, before the verdicts were announced, and the judge questioned his motive for that.Defence advocate, Steven Newcombe, suggested it was connected with the evidence in the case and added: “I don’t think it was for the purpose of publication.”The image of someone holding a sex toy (he put on social media) was a poor decision on his part.” A former special constable filmed himself raping a drunken woman who thought she was having sex with another man, a court heard.Ex-special constable Paul Rodgers forced himself on the victim who was so drunk she thought she was having sex with a man she wanted to be her boyfriend.Afterwards the “sex addict”, who visited swingers clubs, sent an edited version of the mobile phone footage to another person making it appear the sex had been consensual.But on the unedited recording of the sex attack which was played in court the victim could be heard clearly saying the other man’s name.During the video Rodgers could be heard telling her “No, it’s not, it’s me, Paul.” She replied: “No, no it’s not.”The 29-year-old, of no fixed address, denied raping and sexually assaulting the woman, claiming she consented, but he was found guilty of both charges.Leicester Crown Court heard Rodgers was formerly a special constable, but was dismissed in December 2016, by the Leicestershire force, for an unrelated matter.Luke Blackburn, prosecuting, said the woman was “extremely vulnerable” on the night the attack took place at an address in Leicestershire.The victim had been out with her friends in June 2016 and was very drunk. read more

Gilbeys heir has assault conviction overturned

“Sir Gavin has had to endure a living nightmare for the past 15 months and I hope the quashing of his conviction allows him to move on with his life.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Gin heir Sir Walter Gavin Gilbey has had his conviction for allegedly assaulting his 95-year-old mother quashed.The 69-year-old expressed “enormous relief” after a judge and two magistrates cleared his name at Hove Crown Court on Friday.He was only allowed to contact his mother Lady Gilbey with the supervision of a housekeeper or carer after he was convicted of assault in February.It had been claimed that he had thrown her to the floor and snapped her walking stick on August 26 last year.In a statement issued through his lawyers on Monday, the heir to Gilbey’s gin, who uses his middle name Gavin, said: “I would like to express my enormous relief that the Gilbey name has now been cleared.”After living through a highly stressful 15 months I am really happy that I can now resume the relationship with my loving and frail mother and continue to look after her for the rest of her life.”I wish to publicly thank Penny, my loving partner for over 20 years, and all of my friends for their steadfast support.”His solicitor Nigel Richardson, from Hodge Jones and Allen, said: “Sir Gavin has always maintained his innocence of these allegations and we are delighted that his good name has been cleared. read more

THW KIEL Duvnjak in the lineup in December

Domagoj DuvnjakTHW Kiel ← Previous Story ILIC VS KARABATIC: Who will be the first in “CLUB 1000”? Next Story → Orlen Wisla Plock to sign Ziga Mlakar Kieler Nachrichten brought an article about healthy status of THW Kiel captain Domagoj Duvnjak, who suppose to be on the court back again in early December. The 29-years old Croatian playmaker is out of handball since April, when he had surgery on knee (patella) which caused him a lot of problems in previous season.Although some prognosis that Duvnjak will be ready even in November, former RK PPD Zagreb and HSV Handball member isn’t still ready.Bad season of THW Kiel, a lot of troubles both in DKB Bundesliga and EHF Champions League, put Duvnjak’s appearances first on the list of open questions for the rest of the season.“For the first period, he will be used 10 minutes per half-time”, said coach Alfred Gislason.How bad situation is in Kiel, the best describes home defeat against the youngest team in EHF Champions League – RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, last Sunday… read more

Plan for Greek civil service overhaul settled

first_imgThe coalition has agreed on a plan for the sacking of civil servants, it emerged on Tuesday, which will see around 2,000 bureaucrats removed from their positions by the end of June.Athens has agreed to fire 15,000 civil servants by the end of next year as part of its commitments to the troika. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras chaired a meeting of ministers on Tuesday to discuss the scheme. Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Manitakis confirmed that some 2,000 public servants would lose their jobs soon, mainly from state organizations that are deemed defunct. “The initial numbers will be made up almost exclusively from the organizations operating under private law that will be closed down,” he said without going into details of when the firings would take place.Greece has agreed that it will fire 4,000 civil servants by the end of the year. The government had wanted as many of the sackings as possible to come from bureaucrats deemed to have breached their code of conduct. However, this is a lengthy process as tribunal hearings have to be held and then appeals heard as well.The list of the organizations that are due to be shut down is likely to be announced after Orthodox Easter next weekend.Manitakis confirmed that a high-level committee would oversee the departures, which are one of the key pledges that Greece made to its lenders during the recent rounds of talks in Athens. The plan for dismissals will be included in a multi-bill that has to be voted through Parliament by the end of the week so Greece can receive the 8.8 billion euros in bailout loans it is expecting in the next few weeks.The committee will have a second task, which is to find by June 12,500 thousand civil servants who can be placed in a labor mobility scheme. Another 12,500 will have to join the program by the end of the year.Manitakis said that by June, the government will have finished the “second phase” of restructuring the civil service, which involves developing new organizational structures for ministries and job descriptions for positions. “This is the most crucial phase,” said Manitakis, who foresees a reduction in costs and increase in efficiency.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Eddie Howe credits Cherries victory to fitness level

first_imgEddie Howe praised the tenacity and fitness level of his Bournemouth players for the late 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.The south coast side were resilient and disciplined at the back as they pushed for the winner that came three minutes from the end, thanks to a Junior Stanislas penalty.Howe told Sky Sports: “It was a difficult second half for us. I thought Crystal Palace played well and we took a bit of a while in that half to get in our stride.“Once we did, we had some great chances towards the end of the game, and it’s a massive win for us.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“They’ve got some very good players in the attacking areas, and we just got pinned back. If anything, the goal they scored released that pressure for us.“We made a tactical switch, and we were able to build on that and finish the game really strongly. It’s a massive part of our armoury, really. The fitness levels of the players are second to none.“They’re a very dedicated group, they’re very professional, and they look after themselves in the right way. The spirit and the togetherness have always been there.“If anything, we’ve enhanced it and built on it, and it does enable us to stay in games and chase games well. I was really pleased with the desire of the players to win.”last_img read more