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Robert Mugabe to be buried on Sep 15

first_imgHarare: Zimbabwe’s late President Robert Mugabe will be buried on September 15, according to a government statement. Mugabe, 95, died on September 6 in Singapore where he had been receiving medical treatment since April. He ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades until November 2017 when he was ousted, Xinhua news agency reported. According to the statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a funeral service for Mugabe will be held on Saturday in the National Sports Stadium, before his burial the following day. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The Ministry did not indicate where Mugabe, who has since been declared a national hero, will be buried. According to the country’s tradition, national figures are buried at the National Heroes Acre, a hilltop in the capital Harare although families may opt for another burial place. The government has said that it will send a high-powered delegation led by Vice President Kembo Mohadi to Singapore on Monday to help with the repatriation of Mugabe’s body. His body is expected to arrive in the country on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Randy Newman To Be Honored By UCLA Longevity Center

first_imgThe UCLA Longevity Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and extending productive and healthy lives through research and education, will honor UCLA Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Albert Carnesale and his wife Robin Carnesale; singer, songwriter and composer Randy Newman; Lockton Insurance Brokers President and CEO Timothy J. Noonan; and film, stage and television actress Eva Marie Saint at the 2014 ICON Awards gala, June 5, 2014 at the Montage Beverly Hills.Actor, comedian, author and musician Paul Reiser hosts. Award-winning jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell will perform. Dr. Louise Horvitz and Patricia Dunn Grey co-chair.“The ICON Awards were created to recognize individuals who have become legends in their fields and serve as role models for healthy and active living,” said Gary Small, MD, Director, UCLA Longevity Center.Robin and Albert Carnesale will be honored with the ICON Award for Visionary Leadership in Healthcare. Albert served as chancellor of UCLA from 1997 to 2006, and is currently a UCLA professor. Robin Gerber Carnesale shared her husband’s vision and actively participated in university life, while also serving as CEO of RGA, Inc.The ICON Award for Artistic Excellence will be presented to singer, songwriter and composer Randy Newman. His many honors include Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Awards.Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint will receive the ICON Award for Artistic Excellence. Saint studied at the Actors Studio in New York and began her career in “live” television and theatre.The ICON Award for Visionary Leadership in Business and Philanthropy will be presented to Timothy J. Noonan, President and CEO of Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC. Noonan is an advocate of public service and community involvement.Founded in 1991 as the UCLA Center on Aging, the UCLA Longevity Center, represents the best of UCLA. Calling upon the talents of faculty, researchers, and students, it demonstrates the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to address real-world challenges. Through cutting-edge research and innovative programs, the Center’s endeavors are improving lives every day. The UCLA Longevity Center has distinguished itself as a pioneering leader in the field of longevity and aging well. For more information, please visit www.longevity.ucla.edu.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Transport News Brief – Tuesday 3 June 2008

Lombard wins van fleet deal for Calico Lombard says its van unit has won a sole supplier deal with North-West housing firm Calico Housing. Lombard will supply a Vauxhall-based contract hire fleet under its Van Plus+ in-house van build management service. It will deliver liveried vans complete with racking and roof systems and will provide accident management and fuel card services too. Julia Brown, facilities manager for Calico says Lombard were the “clear winners” from a “rigorous” tender process. Lombard says it has a growing number of housing association customers, with sole supplier deals for Wakefield Housing and Whitefriars Housing in Coventry done this year. More from Mark Carbery on +44 (0)1 832 272 197 or mark.carbery@btinternet.com New mini tracker Tramigo (UK) Ltd says its “highly advanced” T22 tracker measures 96x60x20mm and has a range of advanced GPS-based tracking capabilities and other features. There are no rental costs for the operator; so once fitted it will track a vehicle for the price of a text message. The cost of the unit is £249 including VAT, which could be the only cost for an operator on a no-rental SIM deal. The unit has an in-built list of 10,000 landmarks and operators can add up to 500 more of their own, so that the unit will reply to the operator’s phone with a text message to say where it is. More from Jane Hunt on +44 (0)1 253 595 558 or jane@catapultpr.co.uk EC launches green driving campaign The SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin reports that the European Commission wants to promote energy-efficient driving. Aimed mainly at car drivers, the joint campaign with Europia, the European Petroleum Industry Association will highlight the importance of correct tyre pressures and of closing windows at high speeds to cut drag. Both could help cut fuel use, carbon emissions and cash. Both are also relevant to commercial vehicles, though the EC might not have thought of that yet. More from www.smmt.co.uk Transport News Brief Week 23, Tuesday 3 June 2008 DfT consults on whole vehicle approval The Department for Transport just started consulting on whole vehicle type approval. From next year van, truck, minibus, bus, coach, trailer, motorhome and other special-purpose vehicle makers will have to meet new rules, the EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval Directive, which already applies to cars. This should make it easier to sell a bodied vehicle anywhere in the European Community. Between 2009 and 2014, vehicles must meet approved standards before they can be registered, sold and used. Low-volume vehicles sold only in the UK won’t have to meet the full EC standards but will need to meet simpler National Small Series or Individual Vehicle Approvals as a condition of registration. The consultation documents are on the DfT website and you’ve until 22 August to comment. More from www.dft.gov.uk DfT aims lift trade barriers Speaking about his department’s consultation on whole vehicle type approval, Jim Fitzpatrick, transport minister said, “These new requirements are designed to harmonise construction standards throughout Europe – removing trade barriers for manufacturers and ensuring common safety and environmental requirements for operators and consumers.” Presently regulations differ across Europe, meaning that vehicle makers must get a separate approval from each country into which it plans to sell a trailer or bodied vehicle. This means 27 different approvals and miles of red tape in as many as 23 languages to sell a vehicle range across Europe. That will change over the five years it takes for the new rules to work through. The consultation documents are on the DfT website and you’ve until 22 August to comment. More from www.dft.gov.uk No approval, no registration, no sale Under European and the less strict UK type approval schemes the Department for Transport just announced, a vehicle maker must ensure that its vehicles meet rules covering things like brakes, lighting, crash performance and environmental standards. Critically, the firm’s production processes will be checked to see that each vehicle coming off the production line meets the same standards. Each one will need a Conformity of Production certificate before it can be registered and go to work, whatever its approval level. As the DfT emphatically says, this can be a show stopper: “No approval, no registration, no sale.” The consultation documents are on the DfT website and you’ve until 22 August to comment. More from www.dft.gov.uk Trailer registration, of a sort Effectively, the only way to enforce whole vehicle approval and ensure the unscrupulous don’t dodge and distort the market against the people who do the job properly is to make approval a condition of registration. As the UK has consistently failed to register trailers, the DfT had to create a new system to stop trailers going to work unless they have valid whole vehicle approvals. For small trailers and caravans, retailers will keep the records. For trailers running at over 3.5 tonnes, Vosa will run a form of registration scheme. The consultation documents are on the DfT website and you’ve until 22 August to comment. More from www.dft.gov.uk MEP calls for tougher Euro 6 limits and earlier deadlines The SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin reports that German MEP Matthias Groote wants earlier and tighter limits on Euro 6 emissions from trucks and buses. He told the European Parliament’s Environment committee last week that new EU limits on Euro 6 emissions from trucks and buses should be tightened and brought forward by 18 months to April 2013. EU environment ministers will debate this in the next few days. More from www.smmt.co.uk No mega trucks here Ruth Kelly, transport secretary today rejected proposals to run “significantly longer and heavier” truck on British roads. Her decision follows the publication of an independent report, highlighting a number of issues making their use in the UK impractical, either on a permanent or trial basis. “This study shows that super-lorries are not compatible with British roads,” said Kelly. “Not only are there clear environmental drawbacks, but such vehicles would be unsuitable for many roads and junctions, while providing the infrastructure to accommodate them would require substantial investment.” The report, at www.trl.co.uk does say that there may be “worthwhile benefits” from a small length increase for artics. The DfT says it think about this one. More from www.dft.gov.uk G8 ministers support 2050 emissions target The SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin reports that G8 environment ministers said recently that they support a long-term target of halving global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But they don’t want to set mid-term targets. More from www.dft.gov.uk RHA to run truckers protest rally Following the truckers recent fuel price protest in London, the Road Haulage Association is organising a mass rally and lobby of Parliament in early July. It has the full support of the RHA Board of Directors and will coincide with a Scottish National Party amendment to the Finance Bill, calling for a Fuel Duty Regulator to stabilise fuel prices. “Protesters certainly captured the media’s attention for what is an absolutely just cause, but handing yet another letter to No. 10 does not move us any further forward,” said Roger King RHA chief executive. “To have an impact we need to get directly involved with a parliamentary process that will confront government face-to-face so that they have to answer publicly as to what they propose to do. Fortunately this amendment promises to do just that”. Last November the RHA issued a statement on its opposition to “pointless, potentially counter-productive and potentially illegal fuel protests.” How things, mostly fuel prices, have changed. More from Kate Gibbs on +44 (0)1 932 838 917 or kate.gibbs@rha.net Nissan and Ashok to build 100,000 light trucks for Rs 23bn (€3.5bn) Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. say they will spend Rs 23bn (€3.5m) on three linked JV firms to develop and sell 100,000 trucks up to 7.5 tonnes a year in India. This follows a deal between the two in October 2007. The firms will start work on three ranges from 2010/11, including a new Nissan Atlas F24 light-duty truck and new Euro 3 and Euro 4 diesels for light trucks. John Armitage, UK national sales manager of Ashok subsidiary Avia Trucks UK said, “This will not immediately affect the UK product line up of Avia Trucks UK, the future brand implications are extremely positive and far-reaching.” Ashok Leyland has a turnover of more than €1.3bn with a capacity of 84,000 vehicles a year and 100,000 more by 2010. It exports to over 20 countries. Nissan Motor Company’s turnover is some €66bn and sells in all major auto markets worldwide. More from John Armitage on +44 (0)1 642 806 008 or johnarmitage@aviatrucks.co.uk StepProtect cuts accident damage for Sainsburys Reversing Made Easy says it has won an order for another 300 StepProtect nearside front proximity sensor systems from Sainsburys. This batch will be fitted to the firm’s 2008 truck fleet. “The 300 systems we fitted last year greatly reduced our nearside front step damage,” said Paul Stephens, national fleet engineer for Sainsburys, who says the kit tackles pedestrian safety issues too. “Fitting StepProtect to the new fleet was a straightforward decision. The kit now forms part of the new vehicle spec.” A simple traffic light system and buzzer alerts the driver to any hazards at the nearside front corner of the truck. Steve Ransom, director at Reversing Made Easy says he’s delighted with the repeat order and adds that more and more large fleets are using StepProtect to cut damage and increase safety. More from Steve Ransom on +44 (0)7 766 600 500 or steve@reversingmadeeasy.com Over weight, over time and over here – Vosa targets high risk traffic The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency says many trucks on international work run overloaded, often with their drivers over their driving hours and some not even entitled to drive in the UK. Maintenance is often poor too. Vosa plans to use extra cash from the Department for Transport to recruit around 150 front line enforcement examiners as part of a plan to tackle the problem. They will work on roads and at ports targeting primarily international transport and those GB operators that it knows pose a risk. Dell Evans, Vosa high risk traffic project manager says he expects this will have big effect and “contribute to a fairer business environment for the GB haulage industry.” More from www.vosa.gov.uk New standard for LPG equipment published The British standards institute has published a new version of BS EN 12252:2005+A1:2008 which deals with LPG equipment and accessories. “This new standard details LPG equipment for road tankers to meet ADR rules from 1 January 2011 and is required reading for LPG tank makers,” said Allan McKenzie, senior manager, vehicle legislation at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. “You can buy it online at the BSI website, www.bsigroup.com and it supersedes BS EN 12252:2005.” More from Allan McKenzie on +44 (0)2 073 449 202 or amckenzie@smmt.co.uk Cone-free crossings soon The Forth Estuary Transport Authority says Forth Road Bridge traffic can now cross virtually without road works for the first time since tolls were abolished in February this year. There is now a bus lane and a dual carriageway standard slip-road onto the A90 to cut traffic delays. Some traffic cones will remain on the A90 approach until new signs are working but there are no more major road works planned this year. Feta hopes people will now start to feel the long-term benefits of these improvements. More from Chris Waite on +44 (0)1 313 191 699 or chris.waite@feta.gov.uk AdBlue price hike Air1, Yara’s AdBlue brand just announced a Europe-wide price increase, effective from 1 June. The firm says the move follows the “exceptional rise” in energy and raw material prices over the last few months. These have forced other suppliers to make similar moves. The effect in the UK is an extra two pence a litre for Air1 customers. More from Paul Norman on +44 (0)7 785 570 181 or paul.norman@air1.co.uk £1.25m investment in telematics firm Telematics software firm Lysanda says venture capital outfit Logispring will invest £1.25m, helping it put its first product into production this year. Called Eco-Log, this records fuel and emissions performance within a 3% tolerance and at a very high frequency, without the need for any additional sensors. This data then drives real-time in-cab displays or network-based fleet management systems, aiming to help cut fuel consumption, emissions and cash. More from Alex Willard on +44 (0)1 621 890 240 or awillard@lysanda.com 500m lambda sensors from Bosch Bosch is celebrating making its 500 millionth lambda sensor. For 32 years these have been used to sense engine exhaust gas oxygen levels. That data goes to the fuel injection system where it is used to control of the air/fuel mixture. Since 2002, lambda sensors have also been used in diesel engines, providing similar data to help cut pollutant emissions. Bosch makes some 5,000 lambda sensors an hour. More from Marco Ferrari on +44 (0)2 074 948 050 or mferrari@automotivepr.com RHA Board elects new chairman The Board of Directors of the Road Haulage Association has elected Andy Boyle of Herefordshire-based ABE (Ledbury) Limited as its new chairman. He succeeds Willie Oliver from Northern Ireland. Johnathan Bulmer of Bulmers Logistics was elected senior vice chairman and Tony Jones of Courtenham Warehousing and Distribution is the new junior vice chairman. More from Kate Gibbs on +44 (0)1 932 838 917 or kate.gibbs@rha.net Bus firm fined £60K over workshop accident The Health and Safety Executive says garage owners must ensure people are safe when working in or near vehicle inspection pits, following its successful prosecution of the London Central Bus Company Limited. This followed an incident in which an employee fell into a pit and suffered spinal injuries, just over a year after another died in similar circumstances. The London Central Bus Company Limited was fined £60,000 and ordered to pay costs of £15,347 at The Central Criminal Courts (the Old Bailey), after the company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and missed what the judge in the case described as “blindingly obvious risks.” More from Matthew Hall on +44 (0)2 072 618 343 or matthew.hall@coi.gsi.gov.uk EU carbon emissions up 0.68% The SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin reports that recent figures from the European Commission show the carbon output from European firms in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) up 0.68% in 2007 compared with 2006. This is despite the project’s aim to cut greenhouse gases. The Commission said the slight increase “underlines the need for the tighter emission caps that have been set for the 2008-2012 trading period”. 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Tennis Finally Crowns An American Woman Not Named Williams

During the first 20 years of the “Open era,”2The Open era began in 1968 when the French Open decided to allow professionals to play alongside amateurs. the women’s draw at the U.S. Open saw 15 champions from the U.S. It took American women three years to capture their first U.S. Open title in the Open era (Virginia Wade of Great Britain was the first to lift the trophy, in 1968, and Australian legend Margaret Court, who along with Billie Jean King is the only woman to win the U.S. Open in both the pre-Open era and the Open era, won in 1969 and 1970). But after that slow start, American women won 15 of the next 17 titles. King won in 1971, 1972 and 1974 (her last time) before passing the torch to Chris Evert.Evert dominated the tournament from 1975 to 1982 — her six titles in that span are tied with Serena Williams’s for the most in the Open era.3Helen Wills Moody — also an American — still holds the all-time record, with seven titles. Tracy Austin picked up two titles, in 1979 and 1981, and Martina Navratilova, who became an American citizen in 1981, won four of her own from 1983 to 1987.4She lost in the 1985 U.S. Open final to Hana Mandlíková.This American pre-eminence carried over to the other majors as well. From 1971 to 1987, U.S. women won at least one major in each season.51988 and 1989 were busts for anyone in women’s tennis not named Steffi Graf. In 1988, Graf asserted herself as the best tennis player on the planet by winning all four majors — and Olympic gold. In 1989, she won three of the season’s four majors. And from the beginning of the Open era through 1984, 12 different Americans made it to at least one Grand Slam final (and five of those 12 won at least one Grand Slam).The parity that once existed in U.S. women’s tennis dwindled a bit in the years that followed Navratilova’s final title at Wimbledon, in 1990 — at least in terms of the number of players who made it to a Grand Slam final. In the subsequent 27 years, just nine Americans have made at least one Grand Slam final. But of those nine, six have gone on to win at least one Grand Slam.Before Stephens did it on Saturday, the last American not named Williams to lift a trophy at a major was Jennifer Capriati, who knocked off Martina Hingis at the 2002 Australian Open. Fifteen years is a huge gap in parity, but the work of the sisters alone in this period — particularly Serena Williams, who won 23 titles — still meant that this would go down as one of the most dominant eras of American women’s tennis. The pair have won 30 of the last 75 finals and have combined for eight U.S. Open trophies.In the end, it’s fitting that the final major of the 50th season of Open-era play would go to an American — of the 199 majors contested over that span, 85 have been won by an American, by far the most of any country. And if Stephens, Keys and Vandeweghe have anything to say about it, that number should only grow. And above all, parity in American women’s tennis appears to be on the upswing again. Saturday marked the first time since 1998 that the women’s draw at the U.S. Open was won by an American not named Serena or Venus. Sloane Stephens, who was ranked 957th in the world in July and entered the tournament unseeded, beat fellow American (and good friend) Madison Keys handily, 6-3, 6-0. Stephens, Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe, all of whom made at least the semifinals at this year’s Open, are all 25 years old or younger and have tons more tennis to play in their primes. Could they be the players who finally take the torch carried so long by Serena and Venus Williams?Before Thursday, it had been 36 years since every player in the semifinals of the women’s draw at the U.S. Open was an American. And before Saturday, the last American not named Williams to lift the U.S. Open trophy was Lindsay Davenport, who dominated the game from 1998 to 2000, finishing the 1998 WTA season as the top-ranked player in the world and nearly collecting a career Grand Slam over the course of just three seasons.1Davenport now coaches Madison Keys. Not a bad influence to have in your box. The Williams sisters’ dominance notwithstanding, American women have had a rough go of it at the U.S. Open — and have seen less success at every other major as well — during the past two decades. But that wasn’t always the case. read more

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Opinion NBA makes right move in punishing LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sits courtside with V. Stiviano during a game against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in October 2013.Credit: Courtesy of MCTBanned for life.That is the exact punishment handed down to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling by NBA commissioner Adam Silver Tuesday, after an audio recording was leaked over the weekend that captured Sterling making racist comments to his girlfriend.Silver not only banned Sterling for life, but also fined him $2.5 million, which is the maximum fine allowed by the NBA constitution. Silver said in a press conference the money will go toward “organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts” to be decided on by the NBA and its players association.Silver absolutely made the right decision, and should be commended for acting quickly and appropriately.The comments made by Sterling have no place in sports or in society. Thanks to the leadership of Silver, they did not go unpunished.One can only hope the reaction of the players and fans, which has thus far been professional, remains that way.I not only feel awful for the black community, but for those within the Clippers organization, especially the players who are in the midst of a highly competitive playoff series with the Golden State Warriors.As a former athlete at the high school level and club level in college, I know that off the field – or in this case, court – situations can sometimes disrupt one’s ability to perform, and I hope not only the Clippers, but all NBA players, will be able to rise above this situation and continue to succeed on the court.I also hope this situation does not cause any sort of issue between players of different races in the locker room. One would hope in today’s society this would not be a problem, however, Sterling’s comments should not be a part of today’s society either.Some people have suggested players and fans alike boycott the upcoming playoff games, but I feel that action would prove nothing. Sure, Sterling won’t profit from the upcoming games, but what of the players who have worked so hard all season and are chasing a championship?I firmly believe once that first whistle blows, all outside circumstances cease and it is strictly a game. The focus is on the game and that alone.I do not believe I am alone in saying that I hope the NBA owners vote to eliminate Sterling permanently, and I believe we as an American society would emerge from this stronger and more united.As a white male, I cannot begin to understand what the black community must feel, or the distrust that must be felt by those associated with the Clippers organization. I can, however, offer them my full support in the hope that justice will be served and Sterling will be rightfully punished for his actions. read more

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Denis OBrien has sold a €47 million stake in Aer Lingus

first_imgBILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN DENIS O’Brien has diluted his holding in Aer Lingus, selling around €4.7 million worth of shares in the airline.The Cork-born tycoon now owns just over 2.4% of the company after reducing the amount of shares he owns from 16,808,822 down to 12,758,822.According to a market statement released by Aer Lingus earlier this week, the deal was executed on July 31, when the share price was around €1.33.The airline also awarded a total of 532,355 shares to departing chief executive Christoph Mueller, under the company’s Long Term Incentive Plan.The award to Mueller, who announced last month that he will leave the airline in May 2015 after five years in charge, was recommended by the remuneration committee of the Aer Lingus board in August.The German has been credited with a major turnaround in fortunes at the airline, although in recent months he has come up against industrial relations woes and a larger problem with pension provisions at the airline.Bernard Bot, who recently joined the carrier as chief financial officer from TNT express, was also provisionally awarded 401,548 shares in the company “in respect of the performance period ending 31 December 2016.”Read: Mueller calls time on Aer Lingus career>Read: One-fifth more long haul passengers for Aer Lingus last month>last_img read more

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Liverpool edge 5goal thriller but victory comes at a cost

first_img By AFP https://the42.ie/4620391 LIVERPOOL STRUCK LATE through Divock Origi to move back top of the Premier League with a thrilling 3-2 win at Newcastle on Saturday and keep their hopes of a first title for 29 years alive but suffered a major scare after injury to Mohamed Salah.Liverpool lost Salah to a head knock that will make him a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final, second leg against Barcelona.Newcastle had twice come from behind through Christian Atsu and Salomon Rondon to cancel out goals from Virgil van Dijk and Salah.However, Jurgen Klopp’s men piled the pressure back on Manchester City by moving two points clear of the champions thanks to Origi’s header four minutes from time.The title remains in City’s hands as they have two games remaining to Liverpool’s one.However, in a recurring theme of a thrilling title race, Liverpool dug deep late on to continue asking questions of the champions.12 – Liverpool have scored more Premier League goals via substitutes this season than any other team (12). Impact. #NEWLIV pic.twitter.com/SGn7fmmHXm— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 4, 2019 May 4th 2019, 9:42 PM Short URL Faced with a difficult balancing act to strike between keeping Liverpool’s hopes of the title alive and preparing for Barcelona’s visit to Anfield in midweek, Klopp made four changes to the side beaten 3-0 in the first leg at the Camp Nou in midweek, while Roberto Firmino again missed out due to a minor groin tear.Trent Alexander-Arnold was one of those recalled and the England right-back was to have an eventful evening at both ends.The visitors’ showed no signs of tiredness early on as Salah twice fired off target at the back post, but Newcastle were orchestrators of their downfall when the opening goal arrived on 13 minutes.Alexander-Arnold’s corner found Van Dijk completely unmarked as Rondon slipped and the PFA’s Player of the Year powered home his fifth goal of the season.Newcastle had barely ventured over the halfway line in the first 20 minutes, but levelled with their first serious attack.Matt Ritchie’s driven cross was turned goalwards by Rondon, whose shot was saved on the line by the arm of Alexander-Arnold.2 – Liverpool are the first team in Premier League history to have at least two defenders provide 10+ assists each in a single campaign (Trent Alexander-Arnold 11 & Andy Robertson 11). Outlets. #NEWLIV pic.twitter.com/2NaayZJAen— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 4, 2019 Liverpool edge 5-goal thriller but victory comes at a cost Mo Salah was stretchered off amid a dramatic win over Newcastle. Liverpool players celebrate. Image: EMPICS Sport Image: EMPICS Sport 174 Comments center_img Subscribe Saturday 4 May 2019, 9:42 PM 68,875 Views Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloudSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Liverpool players celebrate. Share15 Tweet Email A penalty and a red card would likely have followed for the Liverpool defender had Atsu not put home the rebound.All of a sudden Newcastle looked the more dangerous side as Ayoze Perez turned Van Dijk before smashing off the crossbar.However, an enthralling first 28 minutes took another twist when Alexander-Arnold made the most of his reprieve to still be on the field with his second assist of the night.His cross found Salah inside the area, but the Egyptian still had plenty to do as he cushioned a finish into the far corner on his weaker right foot to move two in front of teammate Sadio Mane and Sergio Aguero in the race for the Golden Boot.Mane could have made it 3-1 before the break when he was denied by Martin Dubravka and Daniel Sturridge, deputising for Firmino, also blazed over a golden opportunity early in the second period to Klopp’s dismay.Moments later that miss looked to be all the more costly as Liverpool did not clear their lines from a corner and the ball broke for Rondon to fire sweetly past the helpless Alisson Becker.Worse was to come for Liverpool as Salah was caught on the head by Dubravka as the Slovakian goalkeeper raced from his goal to punch the ball to safety.He was stretchered off, his hands over his face to applause from both sets of supporters.Without two thirds of their prolific frontline, Liverpool would have been forgiven for thinking their chase of City was up.But, not for the first time this season, Origi, who scored a 96th minute winner against Everton in the Merseyside derby in December, came off the bench to score a vital late goal as he got his head to Xherdan Shaqiri’s free-kick.© – AFP 2019Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella are joined by Andy Dunne to discuss all the week’s rugby news.: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Toy Tuesday The Best Gears of War Toys

first_imgStay on target It’s hard to believe, but Fortnite isn’t Epic Games’ first round at the rodeo. They’ve been knocking out genre-defining releases since Tim Sweeney started the company in his parents’ house in 1991. Their last huge hit was, of course, the Gears of War series which started on the Xbox 360 in 2006. Although Epic no longer makes the games — Microsoft owns them — they’re still chugging along, with a fifth installment set to drop this month. The gritty, violent action of humans vs. Locust is always a thrill, and you can take it offline with these killer Gears of War toys.NECA Dominic Santiago Action FigureOne of the things that made the Gears games so successful was the feeling of connection you have with the supporting cast. These aren’t just AI grunts there to soak up bullets for you — they’re three-dimensional characters with their own stories and needs. The bond with Dom Santiago was the juice at the core of the first games, starting with his bold breakout of Marcus from the Jacinto Maximum Security Prison and through his sacrifice in the third game to blow up a fuel tank and take out the Locust and Lambent that had Delta-One pinned down.Get it at AmazonOld Man Marcus Fenix Funko PopThe lifespan of most of the characters in the Gears franchise isn’t terribly long, but it’s nice to know that protagonist Markus Fenix sticks around long enough to go gray. In the fourth game, Markus stepped out of the lead role to let his son JD handle the rough stuff, and the grizzled, aged version of Fenix quickly became our headcanon. Apparently the fifth game will also have the creaky bugger in a supporting role, and we’re here for it. Funko nails the look in their classic style with this Pop! that’s ready to fend off the Locust hordes.Get it at AmazonAugustus Cole FigureHey, it’s the Cole Train! We couldn’t do a roundup of Gears of War figures without representing former Thrashball star turned bad-ass Locust fighter Augustus Cole. After Cole joined the military, it’s canon that his popularity led to a spike in enlistments because he’s just that damned cool. This NECA figure from their first series of Gears toys stands a little under four inches tall, so he can fight alongside your G.I. Joes if you want him to. Cole comes with a sweet Lancer and super-detailed armor and accessories.Get it at AmazonReplica LancerWhen the list of all-time iconic shooter weapons is created, the Lancer would have to land on there somewhere. The massive rifle with a chainsaw bolted to the front is just so deeply satisfying to use at any range, and if you have some spare cash sitting around and want to own a replica of it sculpted from the original 3D models used in the game, here it is. This beast weighs nearly 13 pounds and boasts a number of cool features like removable clips and sliding handles, and if you put in some C batteries you get vibration and chainsaw noises to boot.Get it at AmazonGears of War Construction SetLego obviously isn’t going to go anywhere near a franchise as gory as Gears of War, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your build on with officially licensed products. This 100-piece kit is based on the classic metal-frame Erector sets from Meccano, and it depicts a wild chase across the rooftops of Halvo Bay as Garron Parduk pursues a Locust grenadier. The detailed little figures come with their own weapons and you can create lots of different layouts with the materials and stickers provided. Cool stuff in a style we don’t see very often.Get it at AmazonTicker FigureThe Locust have all sorts of nasty gimmicks they use to wage war, and one of the most memorable are the Tickers. These creatures were discovered in the Hollow and weaponized by strapping tanks of Imulsion to their backs. They’re used both as mobile land mines, being sent out on suicide missions to take out vehicles, as well as against infantry. NECA has produced a bunch of cool figures from both sides of the war, and this is a fun one. It even has hidden wheels so you can slide it along the floor more realistically.Get it at AmazonStorm Collectibles Marcus Fenix FigureStorm Collectibles is notorious for their super detailed and weighty 1/12 scale figures, standing about half a foot high with lots of cool stuff. Their take on Marcus Fenix comes with two head sculpts — one from the classic trilogy and another with his aged-up visage from the newer ones. You also get a passel of weapons — two different kinds of Lancers, plus a Gnasher shotgun and a snub-nosed pistol. Lots of poseability on display here as well, so Fenix can hide behind cover and get the drop on his foes just like you do in the game.Get it at AmazonNECA Locust Drone Exploding Head FigureOne of the most satisfying things that can happen in a shooter is landing that perfect headshot, and now there’s an action figure that captures that magical moment. This NECA take on the Locust drones that you mow down in bulk has an insanely weird explosion of gibs coming from his neckhole to capture the moment that you put a round through its skull. If you want, you can swap it out for a normal non-exploded head, but why would you ever do that? This is one of the goriest action figures we’ve ever seen, and that’s saying a lot because we’ve seen a lot of action figures.Get it at AmazonMcFarlane Toys Kait Diaz FigureWe first met Kait Diaz in Gears of War 4 but she’s going to be stepping into the lead role for the upcoming fifth installment, so start stocking your shelves in anticipation. From the masterminds at McFarlane, this take on the former Outsider turned Gear is brilliantly sculpted with lots of articulations and a custom display base for cool poses. She’s also loaded for bear with a customized Gnasher shotgun and pistol. We’re very curious to see how her story plays out in the new game and how she’s connected with the Locust leadership.Get it at AmazonFunko Brumak FigureStanding 6 inches tall, this take on the lumbering Brumak will tower over all of your other Funko Pops, which is as it should be. When you first meet the massive predator, which is believed to have been bred from modified apes by Locust scientists, it looms nearly 40 feet above you as its massive arm cannons chew up the terrain. Dom and Marcus have to take one out during the Lightmass Offensive and it’s one of the series’ most overwhelming boss battles. Now you can replicate all of that terror and triumph at home with this stompy little buddy.Get it at AmazonPlay Arts Kai Marcus Fenix FigureWe know there’s a lot of Marcus on this list, but what are you gonna do? That’s who gets the toys. This is the biggest one of the lot, and it pulls no punches. Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai line brings to life characters from some of the greatest geek culture franchises around the world, and their take on the Gears of War hero is beefy and thick while not sacrificing movement. Clad in deep, weathered black, the texture of this one is out of this world. It comes with alternate hands, a Lancer MK2 and, coolest of all, a knife that fits in his boot sheath.Get it at AmazonMore on Geek.com:The Best ‘World of Warcaft’ ToysThe Best ‘Persona’ ToysThe Best ‘Stranger Things’ Toys Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘South Park’ ToysThe New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet Long last_img read more

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FIFA files a complaint against Viagogo over World Cup illegal ticket

first_imgFIFA have filed an unauthorized sale of World Cup tickets complaint against secondary ticketing firm Viagogo.FIFA revealed they have gathered several complaints over the past few months about the “opaque and deceptive business conduct” ticketing firm Viagogo, and took action after consulting with other stakeholders who are dissatisfied by the criminal act.They also warned fans to desist from firms that ask them to buy from them as they haven’t authorized any firm to sale World Cup. They stressed that only the FIFA website should be used as the official and legitimate place to buy World Cup tickets and anyone with a ticket that can be traced to an unauthorised resale site will not be allowed entry to World Cup matches, according to Sky Sports.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“As part of its efforts to protect the fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, FIFA filed a criminal complaint on 4 June 2018 based on a breach of the law on unfair competition against Viagogo AG with the public prosecutor’s office in Geneva,” world football’s governing body said in a statement.“Over the past months, FIFA has received numerous complaints from individuals, consumer protection bodies and other market players over the opaque and deceptive business conduct of Viagogo AG,” it added.last_img read more

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Louis gets gentle sentence must repay 12000 swindled

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Mar 2016 – Nathanelle Louis caught a really big break in court today at her sentencing. The woman, originally from Haiti, allowed herself to be drawn into a scam where she stole over $12,000 from a bank account and sent the bulk of the money off to people she did not even know, somewhere in Africa. Louis was today given a two year suspended sentence; she was ordered to pay full restitution to the victim but not all at once. The judge ordered that she repay at $400 per month. If Louis misses even one payment, the Supreme Court Judge has ordered that she be jailed for one year. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police make significant arrests; Five Cays man charged with illegal guns Recommended for you Related Items:nathanelle louis, swindlelast_img read more

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Port of Vancouver director defends oil terminal proposal

first_imgWaterfront developer slams oil terminal proposalWASHOUGAL — The Port of Vancouver put safeguards into a lease it signed for a controversial oil-by-rail project, including a safety and operations plan it must approve before the crude-handling facility launches, Todd Coleman, the port’s executive director, said Tuesday evening.The port is “putting together a community-based committee” to review the development of that plan, Coleman told the Port of Camas-Washougal Board of Commissioners during the board’s regular public hearing.“Safety is No. 1 in our minds,” he said.Coleman’s presentation to the east Clark County port focused on the proposal by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build a $110 million facility capable of handling as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day for eventual conversion into transportation fuels.The companies’ proposal is undergoing a yearlong environmental examination by the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.Port of Vancouver Commissioner Brian Wolfe joined Coleman for the presentation. Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners also took public comment during the well-attended meeting.By 6 p.m., four people had spoken against the oil terminal. Several more were lined up to speak. Vancouver resident Don Steinke raised several concerns, including four oil-train explosions in the past six months. He said the oil terminal would do more harm than good to Clark County’s economy.“What’s in it for Camas and Washougal?” he said.Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner Bill Ward raised concerns about increased oil-train traffic.Coleman said BNSF Railway plans to make rail improvements and that “there’s a lot of work to be done.”Wolfe said BNSF is operating nearly at full capacity.That’s disturbing when you consider the potential increases in both oil and coal trains, Ward replied.Wolfe said it’s BNSF’s responsibility, not the Port of Vancouver’s, to address that.“We understand fossil fuels aren’t a popular thing,” Coleman said at one point, “but we think we can handle it safely” and promote economic development.last_img read more

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Vodafone New Zealand introduces family violence leave

first_imgTelecommunications organisation Vodafone New Zealand has introduced family violence leave as part of a new family violence policy to support its 3,000 employees.The policy will enable employees who have been directly affected by family violence or those who are supporting victims of family violence to take up to 10 additional days of paid leave a year.This is designed to allow impacted staff the time away from work to get help and support without worrying about the financial consequences of taking time off.The family violence policy will also offer practical support for affected employees, including the ability to change working patterns, for example, working hours, location or duties, as well as offering flexible-working arrangements. The organisation will also help affected staff to change phone numbers and email addresses if required.Vodafone New Zealand has spent the past year working with organisations and charities such as the Human Rights Commission, Women’s Refuge, The Warehouse Group, and ANZ, as well as other businesses, to better understand the wider impact of family violence.Russell Stanners, chief executive officer at Vodafone New Zealand, said: “We know that the impact of family violence is not isolated to the home, nor does it discriminate based on gender, age, education, or social status. Family violence affects us all, and workplaces have a huge role to play in addressing this issue.“These measures may help save lives. It will make it easier for people to leave violent relationships, and stay in employment. It will also keep victims safe at work from their abusers.”last_img read more

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Republican candidate LeBon joins court case reviewing contentious HD1 ballots

first_imgDemocrat Kathryn Dodge and Republican Bart LeBon are both running for House District 1 in Fairbanks.(Dodge photo courtesy of Kathryn Dodge and LeBon photo courtesy of Bart LeBon)The Republican candidate in the disputed House District 1 election is joining the court case reviewing the ballot count. Bart LeBon’s attorneys requested intervention in the case, originally filed by his opponent, Kathryn Dodge. LeBon is asking for six ballots to be reviewed.Bart LeBon won the race for a Fairbanks seat in the Alaska House by one vote and was certified as the winner. At the end of a recount in Juneau on Friday, November 30, both the Dodge campaign and LeBon’s people had challenged the way some ballots were counted or set aside as invalid.Dodge filed a challenge to the recount results last Wednesday, arguing two ballots that should have counted for her were left out, and two that counted for LeBon should not have been.LeBon’s argument is similar but involves different ballots.“Obviously you aren’t going to challenge the ballot that favors you,” LeBon laughed. “The ballots I’m challenging favored me, but were rejected by the Division of Elections for a variety of reasons.”In the motion filed by attorney Stacey Stone of the Anchorage law firm Holmes, Weddle and Barcott, it mentions two ballots where ovals were marked for both candidates but had additional marks that led Elections officials to count them for Dodge. It also mentions two absentee ballots marked for LeBon that weren’t counted because of irregularities. And finally two more where the voters marked on the right side of the ballot, and not in the oval on the left.LeBon said he had to file the legal motion or he might not be included in the court’s review.“They would not know that I had issues about ballots that I challenged with the Division of Elections on November 30th during that recount,” LeBon said. “They would never know.”The case is in front of the Alaska Supreme Court, which has appointed Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth as a Special Master to handle the case. He will review the ballot questions and issue a report by December 21. The Supreme Court’s order says parties have a week after that to file any objections to Aarseth’s report. Then, oral arguments are scheduled for Jan. 8, 2019. LeBon says that’s two very long months after the election.“I’m on hold. The representative, be it me or Kathryn, are on hold,” LeBon said. “The sooner we can get this settled, we can make our plans to travel to Juneau, arrange housing and transportation, start to begin hiring staff.”The state asked the Supreme Court to expedite the process. But was rejected.last_img read more

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Khaleda secures bail in Zia Orphanage graft case

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia secured permanent bail from the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim on Wednesday passed the order after final hearing on the rule issued by the court in 2008 granting anticipatory bail to Khaleda in the graft case.Senior lawyer AJ Mohammad Ali, Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan and AHM Kamruzzaman moved for the BNP chief while lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan argued for Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).Khurshid Alam Khan said in 2008, the HC had granted her anticipatory bail and issued a rule seeking explanation why the BNP chief should not be granted regular bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. After final hearing on the rule today (Wednesday), the HC granted permanent bail to Khaleda Zia.”But the trial court can cancel the bail for any misuse of the bail,” he added.The ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 3 July, 2008 with Ramna police station accusing Khaleda, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, who is now living in the UK after securing bail, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21 millions that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.Four other accused are former BNP lawmaker Salimul Haq Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, former principal secretary to the PM Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman, nephew of late president Ziaur Rahman.Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman have been absconding.last_img read more

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This Is What Solo Would Have Looked Like Starring Young Harrison Ford

first_img Aside from Donald Glover, Alden Ehrenreich was the best casting choice in Solo: A Star Wars Story.But even a brilliant portrayal of young Han Solo can’t satisfy the most die-hard fans, for whom the smuggler pilot will always be Harrison Ford.The 76-year-old actor, however, was too busy lending his voice to animated pets and facing the backlash of yet another Indiana Jones project* to be Benjamin Button-ed back to his early 20s for the role.AdChoices广告So instead, YouTuber Derpfakes used artificial intelligence to insert an A New Hope version of Ford into scenes from the 2018 film.“Using footage and still[s] of a pre-1977 Harrison Ford, I tried to make the most convincing young Solo I could, with the peak (in my opinion) being the final scene,” the video description said.This isn’t the first time someone replaced Ehrenreich’s face with Ford’s.Nor is it the first time Derpfakes swapped one mug for another: Their YouTube page is chock full of celeb switcharoos (including a ton of disturbing Nicolas Cage content).These so-called deepfake broadcasts—a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake”—rely on artificial intelligence to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source subjects.The concept made headlines last year, when a machine-learning algorithm stuck Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot’s head on a porn star’s body. (Clips simulating Maisie Williams, Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Aubrey Plaza, and Taylor Swift also surfaced online.)Harrison Ford is young Han Solo (via Derpfakes/YouTube)Most are easy to spot as forgeries: The faux Solo trailer certainly has a few jarring moments when the two characters don’t quite fuse.But as the technology gets more advanced, there is no telling what talented coders can do. After all, when Derpfakes gets it right, they get it very right.Famous faces aren’t the only ones appearing in deepfakes, though. People are using the free, user-friendly FakeApp program to add friends, acquaintances, exes, and classmates to pornos—without permission.Twitter and Pornhub early this year began cracking down on bogus videos being distributed “without the subject’s consent.”More artificial intelligence coverage on Geek.com:Jordan Peele Warns of ‘Effed-up Dystopia’ Using AI to Make Fake Obama VideoNvidia AI Generates Fake Faces Based on Real CelebsAI Tool Quicksilver Fills Gaps in Wikipedia Knowledge* Probably not the actual reason Stay on target Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments last_img read more

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Senco announces Bangle Utsav 2019

first_imgSenco Gold & Diamonds, one of the largest jewellery retail chains of India and headquartered in Kolkata, announced the commencement of ‘Bangle Utsav 2019’ with more than 5000 exquisite designs to choose from for people on April 8, 2019.Apart from this, the jewellery chain also unveiled exciting offers and discounts on the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya. The prices of jewellery start from Rs 7000, and making charges range from 8% to 20%. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking at the occasion about the new range, Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, said: “Bangle Utsav for us is a celebration of womanhood. It’s a tribute to the Indian women of today, who straddle multiple roles and play a critical role in shaping our society. Our endeavour is to adorn their beautiful hands with beautiful bangles since these are the hands that pamper, indulge, decide and believe.” Apart from the unique jewellery range, the retail chain also treats its customers with exciting offers from April 10 – May 10 – Win one lac worth rupees of Bangles everyday, Rs 120 off on every gram of gold jewellery, 10% discount on making charges of silver items, 10% discount on gemstones and a chance to meet the KKR team, to name a few. Founded in the year 1938 by Late MC Sen, it is one of the oldest jewellery organisations in India, having 89 stores spread across the country. Over the years, the retain chain, which is the largest jewellery retail chain from Eastern India has managed to offer an array of products and discounts for every occasion, with more than 10,000 new designs being developed every year.last_img read more

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Malaysia Airlines and Emirates expand partnership

first_imgMalaysia Airlines and Emirates today announced a new partnership that will give their customers a seamless international network connecting Malaysia to more than 90 destinations on the Emirates network across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas, exclusive frequent flyer benefits and world-class travel experiences.Expanded global reach for both Emirates and Malaysia Airlines customersUnder the agreement signed by Emirates’ President Sir Tim Clark and Malaysia Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller, Malaysia Airlines will add its code on flights of Emirates to Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas.In return, Emirates will add its code on flights of Malaysia Airlines to domestic routes in Malaysia, South East Asia and selective cities across the Asia Pacific region. The codeshare will be implemented progressively throughout 2016 subject to regulatory approvals.With the Emirates partnership, Malaysia Airlines’ customers will have access to 38 European, 15 Americas and 38 destinations in the Middle East and Africa and Indian Ocean, whilst Emirates’ customers will have access to Malaysia Airlines’ extensive Asia Pacific network with up to 300 daily departures in the region. Sales under this codeshare agreement will commence from February 1 2016.Enhanced Benefits for CustomersMalaysia Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said: “The strategic partnership paves the path towards an integrated customer proposition offering for both airlines.The improved connectivity will enable Malaysia Airlines customers to reach up to 38 destinations in Europe on a daily and even double daily basis for key European cities such as Zurich, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Madrid, and Barcelona.This partnership gives our customers access to a dramatically expanded range of travel options. It is a great way for customers to travel seamlessly to major cities across the world. Furthermore, Dubai is a tourism, trade and logistics hub which has earned itself the reputation as being the gateway between the East and the West.Not only will this provide Malaysians unprecedented super-connectivity to the whole world, it will also make it much easier for travellers from all corners of the globe to visit Malaysia and experience its rich culture, nature and Malaysian hospitality. This is part of the national carrier’s initiative towards enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas for increased tourist arrivals into Malaysia.”“Our new codeshare agreement with Malaysia Airlines will enable our passengers to experience new destinations and improved connectivity in the ever-popular Southeast Asia region, and also additional comforts such as reciprocal lounge access and priority check-in,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates.“Malaysia Airlines’ extensive network in the emerging Southeast Asia region perfectly complements Emirates’ global network and enhances the choice of travel destinations for customers in both the business and leisure segment.” Fly Malaysia Airlines Fly Emirates Source = Malaysia Airlineslast_img read more

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Breckenridge Colorado removing divisive giant wo

first_imgBreckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents.The Summit Daily News reports that town employees started removing the 15-foot (4.5-meter) wood troll in the ski resort town Thursday.The Town Council cited public safety concerns in its Tuesday decision to get rid of the artwork that Danish artist Thomas Dambo was built for a summer arts festival that ended in August.The original plan was to leave the troll in place as long it could withstand the elements and wasn’t vandalized.However, throngs of troll-seekers have caused numerous problems for some of nearby homeowners, who have complained about illegal parking, littering and a loss of privacy, among other issues.___Information from: Summit Daily News, http://www.summitdaily.com/The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Nov 15, 2018 10:10 am PDT Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2018, the Town of Breckenridge employees beheads “Isak Hearthstone,” a wooden troll built by artist Thomas Dambo, by a chainsaw to remove it entirely from the Wellington Trail, in Breckenridge, Colo. The troll was created during the Breckenridge Festival of the Arts in August, but got so popular that it caused complaints from nearby homeowners due to tourists visiting, and demanded it to be removed. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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UN SecretaryGenerals statements on Cyprus – highlights

first_imgThe reconvening of this conference offers an historic opportunity to reach a comprehensive settlement to the conflict that has divided Cyprus for too many decades. The road back to Switzerland has not been easy but the path to lasting peace never is.To get to this point, the leaders have overcome significant challenges and making unprecedented progress and I salute the determination and common vision, which has led them here. I firmly believe that through determination and political will, it will be possible to clear this final hurdle and reach a comprehensive settlement. All participants have declared that they are here to find a solution. They’ve also demonstrated and awareness of this historic opportunity and responsibility they share for a successful outcome.And I call on the leaders and the other participants in the conference to heed the call for peace of thousands of Cypriots at rallies on the island this week. The voices in support of a solution are indeed getting louder. At the same time, there is no doubt that some sensitive and difficult issues remain to be resolved. The chapter on security and guarantees is of crucial importance to a comprehensive solution. Discussions over the past few days have again shown that there is a commitment to find mutually acceptable solutions on security and guarantees that address the concerns of both communities.But it is clear that the security of one community cannot come at the expense of the other and I urge all parties to continue in this area to engage in these critical negotiations with the same constructive and creative spirit that they have displayed so far, taking the bold decisions that are still needed to find common ground.He said the parties have a responsibility to grasp the opportunity for peace and to bring a comprehensive settlement home to Cyprus.But there is still a lot of work to be done.Indeed, there were some new positions, showing increased flexibility in some aspects. But still, the most important things are to be done. There was important progress on the other chapters in bringing the parties closer on the chapters that are only being discussed by the two communities.It is slow progress and many outstanding issues are still to be resolved.All those participating in this conference have said that they hoped that Cyprus would one day be able to become a fully normal state. Where there are differences is of course in the amount of time needed for that and the conditions for that to take place. This is one of the areas where we still do not have an agreement.The UN is here to support the parties. We want the parties to come to a positive result and we are not impatient. What we want is the result to be positive and sustainable. We don’t want a false agreement that won’t last.So I can guarantee that from our side, we are not impatient and we are not threatening the parties in any way. On the contrary, we are here with humility but with determination to help find a solution, knowing that solution is very, very difficult to find.   And, of course we are not thinking about any proposal to the Security Council in relation to the peace operations.If we would put a deadline (for a solution) we would help create the conditions for the problem not to be solved.  It’s up to the parties. The role of the UN is to support the parties to find a solution.  It’s not to present one to the parties.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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