Sachin Tendulkar: Malinga is a world-class bowler and a thorough gentleman

first_imgAppreciating speedster Lasith Malinga, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said the Sri Lankan is a world-class bowler and that it was a fantastic experience to play with him in the Indian Premier League.”It’s a difficult answer. Malinga has totally a different type of action. I don’t think any other bowler in the world, I have seen at the international level, who comes even 50 per cent close to that. He’s a truly world-class bowler, true champion.Sachin’s comments came in response to a question posed by the moderator on how to play Malinga. “Having played with him for Mumbai Indians was a fantastic experience. He is a thorough gentleman. On a lighter note, when many people ask me how to play him, I say ‘bal ko nahin, ball ko dekho (don’t look at the hair, look at the ball),” said Tendulkar.Also read: Sachin Tendulkar meets coach Achrekar on Guru PurnimaReplying to a query on his fondness for Hyderabad, Tendulkar said he and the whole team looked forward to playing in Hyderabad and enjoy the ‘biryani’ the city is famous for.The little master quietly stayed at the famous Falaknuma Palace in the city for two days along with his family.”I kept hearing a lot of things about Falaknuma from my friends. I wanted to have that royal experience. So, with my family, I had come there quietly for a couple of days. I spent two days at Falaknuma Palace. It was an enriching experience. To build a palace like that, it must have taken so much time. That imagination, that vision to have something as spectacular as that. It is something that stays with you forever. That experience has been special,” Tendulkar said.advertisementAsked about his recent social media post that he missed a bus in the United Kingdom, he said it was only a joke. “I had to re-post that I didn’t miss the bus, but you guys definitely missed the joke.”last_img read more

Watch: How ISIS trains Indian recruits for terror strikes

first_imgOver 14 men belonging to Janood-ul-Khalifa-e-Hind (Army of Caliph of India), the Indian wing of ISIS, were arrested in raids across the country for planning attacks on important installations ahead of the Republic Day.The arrests have once again highlighted the ISIS’s nefarious plan of expanding its terror tentacles in India.Now, for the first time, India Today TV brings you video proof of Indians being trained by the Islamic State inside Afghanistan. ISIS campThe video was shot in Kandahar. Intelligence agencies have managed to identify the 7 Indians who can be seen in the motivational video.Make no mistake, the threat from the Islamic State is clear and present.The video shows 9 men getting terror training at an ISIS camp in the Afghanistan-Waziristan region. But not all 9 men in this video are from Syria. 7 of them are Indian, who’ve fled the country to fight for the Islamic state.Intelligence agencies say that these 7 men belong to Ansar-ul-Tawhid for Hind, an offshoot of the Indian Mujahideen, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.The training video is being used as propaganda by the ISIS to lure other young men in India.Titled, Lions of India, the video, accessed exclusively by India Today, even identifies all men undergoing training.The 9 men in the video are identified as Abu Lasees from Deccan, Abu Faisal from Saudi Arabia, Abu Ali from Afganistan, Abu Mohammad from Uttar Pradesh, Abu Bashir from Uttar Pradesh, Abu Masaav from Karnataka, Abu Sayeed from Karanataka and Abu Humaira from Mumbai.advertisementThis is the first time, Indians fighting for ISIS have been named in a propaganda video.It also shows how trained ISIS militants are being sent from Kandahar in Afghanistan to unleash terror in India.And in a telling message, the video also shows the ISIS flag flying over the Red Fort in New Delhi.In another video released by Ansar-ul-Tawhid for Hind, these men, whose faces have been masked, can be heard instigating Indians to join ISIS.India Today has identified the voices in this video. The voice that you hear is of Sultan Abdul Kadir Armar, the man who used to head the Indian Mujahideen earlier.Originally from Bhatkal, Karnataka, Sultan Armar went missing with his brother 10 years ago.The man sitting in the centre in the video is Sultan Armar. Intelligence agencies believe that Sultan died while fighting for ISIS in Syria.The man sitting next to Sultan is his brother, Safi Armar, who is now said to be the chief of ISIS in India.Former Additional Secretary R&AW, Jaydeva Ranade, pointed out that the video will actually help Indian agencies in their counter-radicalisation efforts and it will also help them to understand what kind of training is being imparted to these men by terror outfits such as ISIS.Speaking on Newsroom, top strategic affairs expert Sushant Sareen said that some of the guys in the video may have actually first gone to Pakistan for terror training.”The Indian Mujahideen at one point of time had very close relationship with the ISI and the Lashkar-e-Taiba. They were supposed to be the Indian franchise of those fellows. Then there was a split in the ranks of those who wanted to be with the ISI and those who wanted to fight for this larger Jihadist cause and not become tools in Pakistani hands. Many of those fellows apparently crossed the Durand Line and linked up with some of the TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan) elements. There were some reports that they went to North Waziristan,” Sareen said.last_img read more

Clarresa Shields becomes Ring Magazine female fighter of the year

first_imgAdvertisementBoxing is a sport which has always been dominated by men. Be it Box Office revenues, Television airtime or Sponsorship pay, Men’s Boxing has always had an upper hand over Women’s boxing.But in recent time, Women’s boxing has seen a significant resurgence amongst fans. Top networks like Showtime, Sky Sports, ESPN and DAZN are heavily investing in women’s boxing.Such has the growth been in recent time that even HBO ended its final boxing programming featuring a women’s world championship bout between Clarresa Shields and Femke Hermens for the unified IBF, WBA and the WBC titles at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.Clarresa Sheilds has been the flag bearer of women’s boxing, she made her professional debut under the Showtime Boxing network. She then has fought on HBO and new sports streaming platform DAZN.Shields is a pioneer of Women’s boxing having won Gold medal at the Beijing and Rio Olympic games and she has also managed to unify the middleweight titles in just eight fights and now she awaits a super fight against the fiercest rival Christina Hammer(24-0-0) in 2019. Advertisement As a result of such accolades, she has been chosen for the prestigious Ring Magazine award. She is Ring magazine Female Fighter Of The Year and her fight against Hannah Gabriel has been named as the best women’s fight of the year which took place in June.last_img read more

Good to see young Indian players coming through: Ian Botham to India Today

first_imgFormer England captain and legendary all-rounder Ian Botham on Sunday hailed India opener KL Rahul’s magnificent hundred on Day 3 of the fifth and final Test in Chennai. Rahul fell agonisingly short of his maiden double hundred as he was dismissed for 199. (I played a horrible shot and got out on 199: Lokesh Rahul)Riding on Rahul’s knock, India reached 391/4 at stumps on Day 3, trailing England (477) by another 86 runs. Karun Nair (71*) and Murali Vijay (17*) are the overnight batsmen for the hosts. Nair, who scored his maiden half-century in Test cricket, was involved in a 161-run stand with Rahul for the fourth wicket which dented the confidence of the English bowlers throughout the day. (Chennai Test: KL Rahul’s 199 scripts India’s strong reply to England)Speaking on Rahul’s innings, Botham said that the Karnataka batsman will be very disappointed after getting out one short of a double hundred but he played a brilliant knock nonetheless. (DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS)”He (Rahul) played extremely well. I think he curbed his natural instincts. I think he wanted to dominate and be more aggressive but he realised in the team’s interest he curbed all that and he played extremely well. He’ll be disappointed but believe me, if you’d have said to him before he went out and batted you can have a 199 today he would’ve snapped your hand off,” Botham told India Today in an exclusive interview. (Rahul second Indian after Azharuddin to be dismissed on 199)”He’ll be disappointed initially but he’ll get over it. It’s just the start of his career, he’s only 24 so he’s got everything in front of him and what a great way to start. He’s set himself a very high standard which is something that he’ll look forward to trying to maintain.”advertisementThe whole Indian team including captain Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble looked dejected when Rahul got out as they were ready to celebrate his double ton in the dressing room. Botham feels the Indian team wouldn’t have said much to the young batsman after he returned to the pavillion.”I don’t think anyone gets told of to score 199, believe you me. They would have been disappointed for him but no more than that. They would have loved to see him still batting. It wasn’t to be but he played magnificently. He’s got 199 and it’s a fantastic effort,” Botham added.Praising the younger crop of players in the Indian team, Botham said, “You’ve got a good crop of players coming through and I think it’s fantastic. You have Pujara for instance who got left out in the Caribbean but he sorted out his game and he’s improved it. We saw Rahul in this innings, Karun Nair is still there on 71. It’s good to see them coming through and you don’t want to rely too much on two players, Kohli and Pujara, all the time. You want to see these younger guys coming through and they are good to watch.”last_img read more

Expression of Interest: 2017 – 2018 Alliance Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager Positions

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals for the roles of Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager within the Alliance Men and Women’s Elite Eight teams. These positions will be aligned to a key selection criteria, as outlined within the EOI document (below), with positions to be held for a period of two years (reviewed annually) servicing the best athletes within respective TFA states as a part of the Alliance Program. Touch Football Australia recognises the significant role that coaches and managers play as a part of the ongoing development and overall success of athletes within our sport, as well as their role as a part of the national events, in providing quality, memorable and professional experiences.For more information, please click on the attached Expression of Interest document below or visit www.alliance.mytouchfooty.com. Related Filesallianceofficials_eoi_final-pdfRelated LinksAlliance Officialslast_img read more

Scott Van Pelt Impressed With Georgia Fans Wearing Pink This Saturday

first_imgA general view of Georgia's football stadium.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 24: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on November 24, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)When the Georgia Bulldogs face the Arkansas State Red Wolves, there is a very good chance that Sanford Stadium is filled with fans wearing pink.Georgia is going to honor Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson. She passed away after a long battle with cancer.Usually, the crowd at Sanford Stadium is ready to give their opponents a headache from start to finish. That won’t be the case on Saturday, and this kind gesture from the Bulldogs caught the attention of ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt.Van Pelt devoted time on his show to talk about Georgia’s upcoming game. He’s moved by the program’s “Wear Pink For Wendy” campaign that is taking place this weekend. “Down in Athens, the answer to the question ‘Who’s that coming down the track?’ is of course a mean machine in red and black. Well, that machine has a heart and a soul and they’re huge.”Check it out:One Big Thing#WearPinkForWendy pic.twitter.com/BjG8A84KaJ— Stanford Steve (@StanfordSteve82) September 13, 2019Arkansas State fell short in its season opener against SMU, but Anderson led the team to a victory over UNLV in his return to coaching.There’s no denying that Georgia fans are hoping for a win in Week 3. Nonetheless, it’s touching to see them support their opponent during such a difficult time.last_img read more

New Industrial Approval Issued To Northern Pulp

first_imgThe Department of Environment has issued a new industrial approval to Northern Pulp in Pictou County. The approval or operating licence replaces the existing one which expired today, Jan 30. “We have heard the concerns raised by the people of Pictou County and the new approval demonstrates that the status quo is no longer an option,” said Environment Minister Randy Delorey. “The changes, once implemented, will help to address the concerns of residents and bring Northern Pulp in line with other kraft pulp mills of this type in North America.” The new industrial approval, effective until 2020, includes tighter limits in three key areas – air emissions, water usage and wastewater effluent. The timing of the limits are staged over the five-year period. Changes include a significant reduction in particulate emissions from the recovery boiler. The new limit is about five times lower than the previous approval. The approval also includes an annual cap on overall emissions from the facility and requires quarterly stack testing of the recovery boiler and power boiler, rather than twice a year. Daily maximums will now be imposed on water use and wastewater effluent. Water use will be limited to 63,000 cubic metres per day. Wastewater volumes will be capped at 67,500 cubic metres per day. These reductions will be phased in over the next five years. The previous industrial approval placed no limits on water use or wastewater volumes. Public consultations on the draft approval drew 96 written submissions. The new industrial approval and other documents can be found at http://www.novascotia.ca/nse/issues/northern-pulp-boat-harbour.asp .last_img read more

Coal scam Jindal Steel and Power refutes charges says done no wrong

first_imgNew Delhi: As a Delhi court ordered framing of criminal conspiracy and cheating charges against JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal in a case pertaining to coal block allocation, the company Tuesday denied the allegations and reiterated that it has done “no wrong”. The company’s statement followed the special court’s direction to frame charges against Jindal and four others in the case. “JSPL categorically deny the charges and allegations and reiterate that our company has done no wrong and we are confident that the truth will emerge during the course of the judicial process/trial, vindicating our stand. The allegations made against the company and individuals are misconceived and frivolous in nature,” the company said in a statement. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepSpecial judge Bharat Parashar on Monday ordered framing of charges under sections 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code against Jindal and the others. Besides Jindal, the charges have been framed against JSPL’s former director Sushil Maroo, former deputy managing director Anand Goyal, chief executive officer Vikrant Gujral and the company’s authorised signatory D N Abrol. The court was hearing a matter pertaining to the allocation of the Urtan North coal block in Madhya Pradesh. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsIt has put up the matter for July 25 for formally framing the charges against the accused. According to the CBI charge sheet in this case, the accused had misrepresented facts in its January 2007 application before the Screening Committee, responsible for recommending coal block allocation, for obtaining the Madhya Pradesh coal block and hence cheated the Coal Ministry to get wrongful gains. The company statement said: “It is a frivolous case of CBI where the charge is not made out for the offences as alleged by the CBI. JSPL has always maintained high standards of corporate governance and always abide by the law of the land. We have full faith in our judiciary that justice will be done.”last_img read more

Philpott says Indigenous child services legislation can be a clarion call

first_imgOTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says the federal government’s proposed legislation on Indigenous child services can be a clarion call across Canada to stop scooping children from families needlessly.Philpott says families should not be torn apart because they are poor or because parents have health problems.A bill won’t change the way Indigenous parents are treated by itself but Philpott says it can be a turning point, a call that says “No more.”Philpott was speaking to First Nations chiefs at a major Assembly of First Nations gathering in Ottawa today.The federal government announced last week that it plans to introduce legislation on child services co-developed with Indigenous groups in the new year, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirming Tuesday the bill will come in January.The broad strokes of the bill were set over the last year in consultation with Indigenous leaders and families after an outcry from parents and communities that children were not being properly cared for.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick to quit before election

first_imgThe SNC-Lavalin affair claimed its fourth resignation Monday as Michael Wernick announced his intention to step down as the country’s top public servant, having concluded he’s lost the trust of opposition parties.Opposition parties have been calling for the clerk of the Privy Council’s resignation since he first vehemently rejected allegations that he and others improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Wernick’s combative testimony to the House of Commons justice committee was denounced as partisan and unbecoming a senior bureaucrat who is supposed to be impartial.In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, Wernick said he will retire before this fall’s federal election campaign kicks off. He noted that the clerk is supposed to be “an impartial arbiter of whether serious foreign interference” occurs during the campaign, as part of a new federal watchdog panel, and is also supposed to be ready to help whichever party is elected to form government – two roles he no longer believes he can fulfil.“It is now apparent that there is no path for me to have a relationship of mutual trust and respect with the leaders of the opposition parties,” Wernick wrote.“I wish to relinquish these roles before the election. It is essential that Canadians continue to see their world leading public service as non-partisan and there to provide excellent services to Canadians and the governments they elect.”Wernick, who has served in senior public service roles for nearly 38 years, has been clerk of the Privy Council since 2016, shortly after the Trudeau Liberals assumed office. Government insiders have said he wanted to retire as clerk a year ago but was persuaded to stay on.Wilson-Raybould has accused Wernick of making “veiled threats” that she’d lose her job as justice minister and attorney general if she didn’t cave in to pressure last fall from Trudeau and his senior staff to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin on charges of bribery and corruption related to contracts in Libya. She has said they inappropriately pressured her to instruct the director of public prosecutions to negotiate a remediation agreement with the Montreal engineering giant, which would have forced the company to pay stiff penalties while avoiding the risk of criminal conviction that could threaten its financial viability.Wernick has denied the accusation and maintained that all concerned acted with the highest standards of integrity.Wilson-Raybould’s concerns about undue pressure only surfaced publicly after she was moved out of the justice portfolio to Veterans Affairs in a mid-January cabinet shuffle. She resigned from cabinet a month later. Her exit was followed by the departure of Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, and the resignation from cabinet earlier this month of Jane Philpott, who cited loss of confidence in the government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.Wernick’s decision to quit as well proves “this SNC-Lavalin scandal is even bigger than we thought,” said Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre.“The reality is, the prime minister’s government is in total crisis mode caused by his personal political interference in a criminal trial … The only person left to resign now is Justin Trudeau himself, whose corrupt government no longer has the confidence of Canadians.”Trudeau said he intends to name Ian Shugart, currently deputy minister of foreign affairs, to replace Wernick.On his way into the House of Commons, Trudeau thanked the clerk for his “extraordinary service to Canada over many, many decades” and credited his government’s accomplishments “definitely in large part” to Wernick’s leadership of the public service. Trudeau did not respond when asked if he’d sought Wernick’s resignation.Wernick’s letter was released just minutes before MPs reconvened for their first question period after a two-week March break, an exchange that proved explosive almost from the get-go.Opposition members erupted in protest when Trudeau announced he’s appointed former Liberal justice minister Anne McLellan as a special adviser to explore what he called “important questions” about the relationship between the federal government and the minister of justice, who plays a dual role as attorney general. While the justice minister is a political player, the attorney general is supposed to make independent, impartial decisions about prosecutions. McLellan “will assess the structure that has been in place since Confederation, of a single minister holding the positions of minister of justice and attorney general of Canada,” the prime minister said in a statement. “She will consider whether machinery of government or legislative changes may or may not be recommended.”“Her work will be another important step towards maintaining Canadians’ confidence in their institutions,” he told the Commons.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer mocked the announcement as nothing more than saying “Liberals will investigate Liberals.”New Democrat MP Charlie Angus ridiculed the idea of a Liberal minister from the era of the sponsorship scandal looking into the SNC-Lavalin affair, which he dubbed “a five alarm dumpster fire.”As for Wernick, Angus professed no surprise at his decision to retire.“I think once we saw how much of an active political player Mr. Wernick was in the SNC scandal, it became impossible for him to carry on his job, which is to have the trust of all parliamentarians on key matters of policy,” he said outside the Commons.Angus also said Wernick should have “known better” in the way he presented himself before the justice committee, suggesting he was combative, evasive and partisan.“He served our country for many years and in many capacities, but in this scandal, he was serving the prime minister and not the people of Canada.”Wernick has maintained everything he did was within the boundaries of acceptable behaviour for his job of aiding the prime minister and cabinet as a non-partisan public servant.last_img read more

THE WEEKND COVERS TIMES NEXT GENERATION LEADERS ISSUE SAYS NEW ALBUM CHANGED

first_imgAdvertisement Time Magazine Twitter Advertisement The Weeknd Covers TIME’s ‘Next Generation Leaders’ Issue, Says New Album Changed After Selena Gomez SplitThe Weeknd, a usually aloof R&B artist, opens up in a rare interview with Time Magazine for their “Next Generation Leaders” issue. The Canadian “Can’t Feel My Face” singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, chats all about his music and his new album, My Dear Melancholy.While he never talks publicly about his personal life, including his very public relationships with Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid, you can hear the intimate details through his lyrics … READ MOREThe Weeknd Almost Released an ‘Upbeat’ Album Before His Split With Selena GomezThe Weeknd returned to his dark side with the surprise release of his EP My Dear Melancholy, which featured lyrics that pointed to his highly publicized relationships with Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid. In a new interview with Time magazine, The Weeknd revealed we almost received an entirely different album. READ MORE Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Weeknd Scrapped an ‘Upbeat’ and ‘Beautiful’ Album After Selena Gomez SplitA lot of things changed in The Weeknd’s life after he and Selena Gomez called it quits on their nearly 10-month relationship in October — including the artistic direction of his latest EP, My Dear Melancholy.“Prior to Melancholy, I had a whole album written, done,” the “Call Out My Name” singer, 28, said in his new cover story for Time magazine’s Next Generation Leaders issue. “[It] wasn’t melancholy at all because it was a different time in my life. … It was very upbeat — it was beautiful.” READ MOREThe Weeknd named to Time’s Next Generation Leaders listCanadian singer The Weeknd has landed on the cover of Time as one of the 10 individuals the magazine has anointed “Next Generation Leaders.” The annual list shines a light on trailblazing activists, artists, athletes and other notable figures in their 20s and 30s who are using their influence to change the world.The Weeknd is featured on one of three international covers; other versions spotlight American singer Ariana Grande and British supermodel Adwoa Aboah. READ MOREThe Weeknd Covers ‘TIME’s “Next Generation Leaders” IssueThe Weeknd covers the latest issue of TIME magazine. The issue is titled “Next Generation Leaders” and the cover story, written by Kara Brown, speaks on the Toronto crooner’s rise to superstardom, headlining Coachella 2018, relationships, making music and the release of his latest My Dear Melancholy EP. It is The Weeknd’s first interview since 2016. READ MORE Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Central forces working for BJP: Mamata Banerjee

first_imgArambagh (WB): Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Tuesday alleged that the central forces were working for the BJP by asking voters in Maldaha Dakshin and Balurghat constituencies, where polling is underway, to cast their votes for the saffron party. Pointing out that the central forces do not have the right to ask voters to vote for BJP candidates, Banerjee said the Election Commission has been apprised of it. “I have got information that the central forces are sitting inside booths in Englishbazar in Maldaha Dakshin and asking voters to vote for the BJP. They do not have the right to do such thing. We have informed the Election Commission about our reservations regarding this,” she said. “Why are they (central forces) doing it? The police cannot enter a polling booth,” she added. She said that the central forces could come to a state during the elections but they should work with the assistance of the state force and then leave. Criticising the BJP for allegedly using the central forces, she said, “You cannot use the central forces. You did the same thing during the 2016 (assembly) elections in West Bengal. I have not forgotten it.” West Bengal will teach the BJP an apt lesson, she claimed. Central forces have been deployed at over 92 per cent of the booths in the third phase of the polling in five Lok Sabha constituencies on Tuesday.last_img read more

Ibtissam Bouharat, a Shining Moroccan International Soccer Player

first_imgCasablanca – The feminine website Yabiladies has recently cast light on an exceptional Moroccan woman: Ibtissam Bouharat, a shining Moroccan international soccer player.  “She is talented, smart and elegant,” Yabiladi describes 24-year-old Ibtissam Bouharat.Born of Moroccan parents, she grew up in Berchem, Belgium where she joined the RSC Anderlecht youth at the age of 15. She started playing in the Belgian club’s first division after only a few months of enrollment. One year later, she moved to FC Malines (Mechelen KV), where she played on the first team for three seasons.In 2009, she signed with DVK Haacht for a year, and then played on several other teams before rejoining RSC Anderlecht, where she has been playing since 2013.Ibtissam Bouharat is also a student at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, where she is pursuing a Master’s in Business Engineering. She also speaks six languages: French, Dutch, English, Arabic, Spanish and German. After playing in Belgium for four years, Ibtissam decided to play for the Moroccan national team. “It was always a childhood dream to play for my country,” Ibtissam said in an interview with Le Nouvel Afrique magazine.Edited by Liz Yazlik© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Food prices spike beyond reach of average Zimbabwean family UN says

This spike in the prices of maize, sugar and flour comes during a period between harvests, when UN agencies expect families to be most in need of food aid, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.Agricultural production is hampered by an estimated 43 per cent HIV prevalence rate among farm workers that is killing the labour force or leaving people too sick to work. Areas under crops declined by 39 per cent in 2003, while yields dropped by almost 60 per cent.With foreign currency to buy spare parts and purification chemicals in short supply, urban water and sewerage systems have been declining rapidly, OCHA said. This lack of safe water heightens the risk of disease.In addition, rural water supplies are in critical condition. “There have already been serious cholera outbreaks in the Zambezi Valley, one of the poorest regions of Zimbabwe. read more

Security Council renews mandate of expert group on DR of Congo arms

By a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council said the four-member group should be chosen within 30 days. It also renewed the panel’s mandate through July.The Security Council first imposed the embargo on DRC in July 2003 and expanded it in 2004 and 2005, adding the travel bans and assets freezes.Council resolutions mandate the experts to analyze information on arms flows gathered by the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and by countries, while recommending ways of improving the ability of States, especially those in the region, to comply with the embargo.The most recent resolution, passed last month, also asked the group to help identify the political and military leaders of foreign armed groups in the country who impede the disarmament and voluntary repatriation or resettlement of fighters, as well as those leaders of Congolese militias receiving support from outside DRC. It spotlighted, in particular, those operating in the eastern district of Ituri, who have blocked their combatants from participating in the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration processes.The Council also reaffirmed its demand that all parties and all States cooperate fully with the work of the expert group, ensure the safety of panel members and facilitate the unhindered and immediate access to people, documents and sites deemed relevant to executing the mandate. read more

Trump trip to Scotland could cost Police Scotland £5m and tie up

Donald Trump’s rumoured visit to Scotland next month may only last a day, but could cost around £5 million and has resulted in 5,000 police officers being put on standby, it has emerged.Iain Livingstone, Scotland’s interim chief constable, revealed details of the plan and said he had no idea how the cash-strapped Police Scotland would meet the bill.President Trump is expected to meet Theresa May on July 13 before heading north of the border where he may visit one of his two golf courses – Turnberry in Ayrshire and the Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire. It has also been suggested he may visit Stornoway, where his mother was brought up.Mr Livingstone said contingency planning was under way, with rest days cancelled and shifts changed for many officers.He told the board of the Scottish Police Authority that even without an appearance from Mr Trump, planned demonstrations and protests would have significant implications for police resources. “I have concerns both about the amount of cost, around £5 million, and… where, if at all, Police Scotland will be able to get some support.” Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s new Justice Minister, said talks with the UK Government were ongoing and he was disappointed it was not “automatically” paying the costs.He added that the visit had not been confirmed but every eventually was being considered, saying: “That involves on-going engagement with the UK Government on all aspects of any potential visit, including the significant cost implications it would carry for policing in Scotland.“Given the President’s visit to the UK comes at the invitation of the UK Government, we are disappointed that they are not automatically paying these costs.“I will be writing to them to seek further clarity over how these costs will be met, should a visit to Scotland take place.” Dnald Trump playing golf at his Aberdeenshire resortCredit:PA He added that while the force’s main focus was operational response, the cost of was a “key concern” given the national force’s already stretched budget.”We don’t really have clarity at this stage about where, if at all, such additional funding could be sought,” said the officer. Meanwhile anti-Trump protests have been arranged in Edinburgh and Glasgow to coincide with the visit.Mr Livingstone said the president could be in Scotland some time between July 12 and 15, adding: “I do have to stress that we do not have final confirmation that the president of the United States will actually include any specific engagements in Scotland.“However we do have to prepare for such an eventuality and I consider it’s my duty in my current role to ensure that we prepare contingencies.”In practical terms, even without a confirmed visit or itinerary, we need to consider a wide variety of policing factors, ranging from the deployment of appropriate security measures that would be required for the president of the United States as a protected person, and clearly the policing of potential events in relation to his visit, which would include potential demonstration and protest, and our duty to ensure and enable such demonstration and protest to be made should people wish to do so.”We have had to cancel rest days and change shift for many officers, with significant disruption to the people involved and potentially their families.”We estimate at this time – and very much dependent on the specific nature of the potential visit – that we will have to utilise over 5,000 conventional officers, along with public order officers, specialised search and firearms resources.” Mr Trump is due to make his first presidential visit to the UK after attending the Nato summit in Brussels on July 11 and 12, and is to meet Vladimir Putin on July 16, raising the possibility that he could spend one or two days in Scotland.The White House and Downing Street have confirmed he will hold talks with the Prime Minister, but other details are still being worked out. trump Downing Street said it regularly considers requests for additional funding from police forces for major events, but would not comment on the concerns raised by Scottish police.Daniel Johnson, Labour’s justice spokesman, there was a sense of outrage at the prospect of a visit because of his “appalling views, obnoxious behaviour and offensive policies”.He said the Scottish and UK Governments should insist the White House pays for any additional security.The Scottish Police Federation said the UK Government should cover the cost as additional funding was being made available south of the border. Humza Yousaf says he is in touch with UK Government over costsCredit:COrbis humza 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. read more

CRISTINA NEAGU – MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015

Cristina Neagu Mizuno Female World Handball Player 2015 ← Previous Story MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL TEAM 2015 – BEST 8 Next Story → Pre-Qual WCh 2017: Greek win in Kiev – Draw in Kaunas Handball-Planet.com is proud to announce the results of our traditional Contest for the MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015. Romanian left back and ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica star, Cristina Neagu, has got the highest number of points based on cumulative votes of 19 members of the international jury of handball journalists and visitors of our website. Her outstanding performance during the Women’s World Championship 2015 in Denmark, where Romania won the bronze medal, but also TOP quality presented in ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica EHF Champions League winning campaign 2014/2015, with good start of the new season, were the best recommendation for this prestigious award.The 27 years-old Cristina Neagu is the third player in five years who win the prestigious award! She succeed Heidi Loke (2011,2013 and 2014) and Zsuzsanna Tomori (2012), girls who won the MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER’s awards in the previous years.In three weeks of voting, all of 32 nominated players have got amazing support by the handball community. Handball lovers voted (90.856)  for their favorite players in eight categories.TOP 5 IN 2015FINAL RESULTSVOTING PROCESSHandball-Planet team want to thank all media, teams, TOP players, coaches and handball fans worldwide for making our project so big this year! read more

Radiographie pulmonaire définition déroulement de lexamen risques pour la santé

first_imgRadiographie pulmonaire : définition, comment se passe un examen, et y a-t-il des risques ?La radiographie pulmonaire est un examen d’imagerie médicale qui permet d’obtenir des images des poumons grâce à l’impulsion de rayons X. Cette technique peut être employée comme un outil de diagnostic ou pour dépister certaines pathologies pulmonaires.Qu’est-ce que la radiographie pulmonaire ?La radiographie des poumons représente l’un des examens les plus fréquemment préconisés dans le cadre hospitalier puisque ses indications sont nombreuses : – infection pulmonaire, – maladie bronchique, – pathologie pleuropulmonaire, – tumeur primaire et/ou secondaire, – dyspnée, – épanchement pleural… La radiographie pulmonaire est également utilisée par la médecine du travail dans le cadre de certaines embauches. Elle permet également de surveiller les patients intubés ou sous ventilation mécanique et peut être parfois requise lors de certains bilans préopératoires.Radiographie pulmonaire : comment se déroule l’examen ?Le thorax est une région corporelle qui se prête particulièrement bien à la radiographie, de par les densités multiples des tissus qui le composent. Il faut savoir que la radiographie pulmonaire se sert des propriétés intrinsèques des rayons X qui présentent la faculté de traverser la matière vivante et de pouvoir impressionner une pellicule photosensible. Les clichés radiographiques ainsi obtenus présenteront une coloration plus ou moins noircie en fonction des tissus et des organes concernés. Il faut savoir qu’en présence d’une inflammation des bronches, par exemple, les parois alvéolaires deviennent plus épaisses. Or, ce phénomène se distingue parfaitement à la radiographie. Pour passer un examen des poumons, le patient sera pris en charge par un manipulateur en radiologie ou par un radiologue qui va, d’une part, lui indiquer les vêtements à retirer et, d’autre part, le positionner correctement face à l’appareil radiologique (poitrine contre la plaque, bras levés). La radiographie pulmonaire est indolore et ne dure qu’une dizaine de minutes environ.Radiographie pulmonaire : quels sont les risques pour la santé ?À lire aussiRadiologie : vers des examens en 3D et une irradiation plus faibleLes rayonnements ionisants constituent le principal danger de la radiographie pulmonaire, car, contrairement à l’IRM qui fonctionne avec un champ magnétique, ce type d’examen envoie au patient des irradiations. C’est la raison pour laquelle la radiographie des poumons se classe parmi les examens irradiants et doit, à ce titre, faire l’objet de certaines précautions. D’abord, il ne doit être préconisé que si le bénéfice de sa réalisation est plus important que le risque encouru par le patient. Ensuite, il est important de ne pas faire subir à un patient un trop grand nombre d’examens de ce type sous peine de l’exposer à des radiations excessives. S’il n’est pas possible de reporter une radiographie pulmonaire chez la femme enceinte, une couverture de protection en plomb sera alors positionnée sur son ventre afin de protéger le fœtus.Le 28 juillet 2017 à 16:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

New title match added to Survivor Series 2 out of 3 Falls

first_img Google+ WWE Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan wants an apology, King of the Ring continues WWE Smackdown Results – 8/27/19 (Daniel Bryan wants an apology, King of the Ring continues) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Ali, Chad Gable advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament WWE has confirmed a new championship match for Survivor Series in two weeks.Buddy Murphy will defend the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Mustafa Ali.WWE confirmed a series of new names and matches for Survivor Series following the Smackdown Live taping in Manchester this past Tuesday night.2 out of 3 Falls set for TakeOver: WarGames IIShayna Baszler will be defending her newly won NXT Women’s Championship at the upcoming NXT TakeOver: WarGames II special in two weeks.WWE has announced that Baszler will defend her title against Kairi Sane in a Best 2 out 3 Falls match live on the WWE Network from Los Angeles..@QoSBaszler is THRILLED that @KairiSaneWWE invoked her rematch clause at #NXTTakeOver: War Games II. Just peachy. #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/ngnGEb11QG— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 8, 2018last_img read more