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10 months agoStuttgart to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Stuttgart to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solankeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVfB Stuttgart are ready to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.The England U21 international has seen a loan move to Crystal Palace fall through over medical concerns.However, BILD says Stuttgart are now ready to step in and tempt Solanke to Germany – and with the support of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.Stuttgart sports director Michael Reschke met with Solanke’s father and agents last week, though admitted defeat when the striker chose a return to London with Palace.However, with the move now off, Reschke is ready to resume talks for Solanke. A decision is expected over the weekend. last_img read more

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Nick Saban Opened Up About Jalen Hurts’ Potential Transfer

first_imgJalen Hurts points to the sky.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Today’s Alabama-Georgia SEC Championship Game could be the final SEC contest of Jalen Hurts’ career. Hurts, who dominated the SEC for the first two seasons of his career, has been relegated to backup duty with the emergence of Tua Tagovailoa this season.Hurts will likely still be playing high-major college football in 2019, though it likely won’t be at Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s quarterback is expected to graduate, transfer and play somewhere else in 2019.Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, is reportedly on board with the idea of a Hurts transfer.CBS’ Gary Danielson revealed during last weekend’s Alabama-Auburn game that he talked to Saban about a Hurts transfer.From 247Sports:“We were talking to Coach Saban on Friday about the transfers of quarterbacks and he said I really think now Jalen has to think about transferring. And he said I’m for it, right? He said I’m for him to look at (a potential transfer). But look at the success in college football – and these are top rated teams – that transfer quarterbacks have had in football. I mean, right down the list, (they’ve made a) major impact.“And I think a couple guys are going to be sought-after. You know Kelly Bryant is going to be sought-after, Jalen Hurts is going to be sought-after. I mean, you don’t know – and I don’t want to throw anything in the middle of it – but what’s going to happen with Georgia? Jake Fromm’s playing and they’re not gonna bench Jake Fromm, he’s playing too good. And Justin Fields wants to play, too. And if he looks around and he goes, look at what other people have done when they’ve left, it’s hard to say I’m just going to stick it out and play one year.”Saban reportedly said that he would help Hurts make a decision if that’s what he wanted, too.“I asked Nick in that same meeting, I said do you think he will ask your opinion on where he should go if he transfers, or when he transfers?” he said. “And Nick kind of looked at me and he goes well, you know what, we’ve been in this together since I recruited him and now the whole three years and the whole thing this year, I would think that he and his parents would probably ask my opinion at least and want to talk about it.”There will likely be several major programs interested in Hurts if he does decide to transfer. It’s unclear at this point what specific programs might be interested in him, but there would be plenty of potential suitors.There’s still plenty of football to be played, though.Alabama and Georgia are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T. The game is on CBS.last_img read more

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Experts call for proper DNA testing in sexual assault cases

first_imgNew Delhi: Experts on Wednesday called for a country-wide implementation of one-stop sexual assault examination, care, and research centres enabled with state-of-the-art DNA collection and testing facilities. In a symposium on the “Role of Forensic DNA Technology in Expediting Justice and Fighting Crime”, Sudhir K Gupta, the head of the Forensic Medicine department at AIIMS in New Delhi said that the lack of proper facilities at hospitals has a direct correlation with the quality of DNA evidence collected. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”About 80 to 90 percent of the time, results from DNA evidence are not conclusive because of errors in the collection and storage of vaginal swabs and semen samples,” Gupta added. Director of Delhi Forensic Sciences Laboratories, Deepa Verma, who was also on panel said that proper preservation of DNA evidence is crucial. She added that one-stop sexual assault examination, care, and research centres are a step in the right direction.last_img read more

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We want this project killed Chiefs send a message Premier Horgan over

first_imgTina House APTN NewsChiefs from Treaty 8 came to Victoria, B.C. last week to return three yellow stakes to NDP Premier John Horgan and two of his ministers.The stakes were part of the fundraising done for the Treaty 8 defence fund to stop the Site C dam project. They were purchased by the NDP before they were in power.Cheques from the NDP were also returned because now that the NDP is in power they support the project.“The Site C decision is a political decision. It’s got nothing to do with jobs or what’s good for B.C.,” said Chief Roland Wilson of Moberly Lake First Nation.“It’s got to do with getting re-elected.”The NDP made a campaign promise to send the project for review with the B.C. Utilities Commission and now that it is complete it shows that it’s cheaper to stop the project than proceed.However, the NDP approved the project.Wilson said they are currently taking the government to court for infringing on their treaty rights.“We want a forever injunction,” he said. “We want this project killed.”thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

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JNU sedition Delhi govt seeks months time to grant sanction to prosecute

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday sought before a court here a month’s time to decide whether to grant sanction to prosecute former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat directed the AAP government to file a “proper reply”, citing a definite time-frame. DCP of Special Cell of Delhi Police, Pramod Kushwaha, had earlier told the court that the agency has already sent a request to the Delhi government seeking sanction and added that sanction was an administrative action and the charge sheet can be filed without that. The Delhi Police had earlier told the court that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute Kumar and others in the case, and it would take two to three months to procure sanctions. On January 14, police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised in the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.last_img read more

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Top JeM commander among 5 killed in JK gunfight

first_imgSrinagar: Three Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including a top commander who masterminded the 2017 attack on a CRPF camp, a soldier and a civilian were killed in a gunfight on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.”The slain militants have been identified as two locals, Naseer Pandit and Umar Mir and a Pakistani Khalid Bhai. Khalid was a top JeM commander and he had masterminded the 2017 attack on the CRPF camp in Lethpora in which five troopers were killed,” police sources said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe civilian victim was identified as Rayees Ahmad Dar, son of the owner of a house where the militants were hiding. While Dar’s brother Muhammad Younis, sustained a gunshot injury.According to the sources, two soldiers and were also injured. The gunfight started in Dalipora village early Thursday morning after security forces including Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CR PF) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police, started a cordon and search operation following a tip-off about the militants.Amid massive clashes near the gunfight site and adjoining areas, authorities have imposed curfew in Pulwama town and suspended mobile Internet services.Mobile internet speed has also been brought down in Srinagar city to prevent uploading of inflammatory pictures and posts.last_img read more

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Stocks gain as oil prices rise

North American markets rallied Friday as the price of oil hit nearly US$107 a barrel amid concerns that crude supplies could be put at risk if the insurgency in Iraqi continues.The S&P/TSX composite index added 57.03 points to 14,937.13. The Canadian dollar gained 0.03 of a cent to 92.09 cents US.In Iraq, Islamic militants vowed to march on to Baghdad after pushing deep into parts of the country’s Sunni heartland that was previously controlled by U.S. forces. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an Al Qaeda-inspired group, captured two key cities earlier this week and has now taken over two towns in an ethnically mixed province northeast of the capital.As a result, concerns are growing over whether the conflict will put at risk the world’s stable oil market. One of the two cities that were invaded, Mosul, lies in an area that is a major gateway for Iraqi oil and exports about three million barrels a day.The July crude contract on the New York mercantile Exchange gained 14 cents to US$106.67 a barrel.On Wall Street, U.S. indexes were higher as the Dow Jones industrials jumped 36.51 points to 16,770.70, the Nasdaq climbed 16.72 points to 4,314.35 and the S&P 500 saw an uptick of 5.68 points to 1,935.79.Senior wealth adviser Andrew Pyle said equity markets are taking back some of the losses seen in the last few sessions, and that oil has given them the support to do so.“I would look at today as more of a tentative pickup of stocks,” he said. “There is still a very strong possibility that we see the situation in Iraq get worse over the weekend. And if that were to happen, the higher chance that we see oil reach up to $110-range that we saw back in August and September of last year. If we were to see that on the weekend, then you would see a totally different picture for stocks Monday then we’re currently seeing for Friday.”Pyle said analysts and traders have recently been questioning whether equities are being overvalued going into the summer, especially when economic data, particularly in the U.S., supports a tepid pace of recovery. He adds that if the energy markets were to go into crisis-mode, it would only exacerbate these fears.“Traders believe that fundamentals, in the U.S., and maybe globally, don’t support current valuations,” he said. “It’s not to say we would see a significant correction, but the highs that we saw in May and June really require a stronger fundamental picture than what we’re seeing from the world economy.”In other commodities, August bullion climbed $1 to US$1,275 an ounce, while July copper advanced two cents to US$3.03 a pound.There were also a number of acquisition deals for traders to digest. Montreal’s Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSX:AYA) says it’s buying the company that owns PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker for US$4.9 billion in an all-cash deal.Amaya says the transaction will create the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming company with its acquisition of the Oldford Group, parent company of the Rational Group Ltd. Online poker platforms PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker are globally popular brands with more than 85 million registered players on desktop and mobile devices.Shares in Amaya jumped 40 per cent, or $5.69, to $19.77 by mid-day on the Toronto Stock Exchange.In the U.S., online discount travel company Priceline is buying a restaurant reservation booking company OpenTable for US$2.6 billion.OpenTable seats more than 15 million diners per month at more than 31,000 restaurants. OpenTable allows users to make free reservations at restaurants through its website and mobile apps. It makes money by charging restaurants fees for the bookings. Users can also read reviews of the restaurants and view menus through the website.Shares in Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN) fell a little nearly two per cent, or $20.08 to US$1,205.37 in New York. read more

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Progress reported at UN negotiations on new antiterrorism treaties

“I’m pleased to report that progress is extremely encouraging,” Dr. Rohan Perera, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on terrorism – a General Assembly body which has already successfully negotiated other anti-terror pacts – told a news conference in New York. “All delegations are approaching the negotiations with sense of compromise and in a spirit of flexibility.””Obviously the events of 11 September have had an impact on these negotiations,” he said. “People realize that the world is waiting for a positive outcome from this exercise.”Mr. Perera said work on a new Russian-proposed treaty against nuclear terrorism has largely been completed. “There is one outstanding matter on the scope of the convention, which requires resolution at a policy level,” he said.Describing negotiations on a comprehensive convention for the suppression of terrorism, first proposed by India, he said the treaty would strengthen the existing legal anti-terrorism framework. It included a “depoliticalization clause, namely that an act of terrorism involving innocent civilians and civilian targets cannot be considered a political offence.””Under normal law, if you plead that you have committed an offence in furtherance of a political objective, an offender cannot be extradited, but here that defence is taken away,” he said. “If you target innocent civilians by the use of indiscriminate violence, then motivation does not justify your crime.” read more

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Israeli barrier will severely affect Palestinians in Jerusalem area UN

The report by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the first in a series of regular updates, notes that 260 students out of a total 7,246 attending UNRWA schools, along with 86 out of 263 teachers, will be affected in their daily movements by the barrier, which will cut them off from places of learning.”Beyond logistical problems of access, proximity of the schools to the barrier site is likely to have a psychologically disruptive effect on all students and teachers alike,” it says.Israel explains the need for the Wall as a direct response to Palestinian suicide attacks from across the Green Line (separating Israel and the occupied territories), intended to prevent infiltration by Palestinian militants. While it is so far impossible to determine how many of the more than 9,000 students attending schools run by the Palestinian Authority will be affected, the number will most likely be considerable, the report says.On health care, it notes that the barrier will directly affect access to UNRWA’s Jerusalem Health Centre, which treated more than 27,000 patients in the August-October period last year, about 60 per cent of whom came from the city’s outskirts and will therefore face delays and obstructions. Two other health centres will be separated from surrounding areas. “Also access of refugees to secondary and tertiary care in Jerusalem hospitals will be severely hampered,” the report adds.UNRWA says a “remarkable number” of barrier-related accidents involving falling or slipping are being reported. “Apparently some grease is spread at the bottom of the barrier, in order to discourage or damage ‘infiltrators’,” the agency notes.Noting that the barrier already built in northern areas of the West Bank is “clearly resulting in impoverishment,” the report predicts a “similar effect” in the Jerusalem area.”In a separate development, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which is considering a case concerning the “Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” today granted a request by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to participate in the proceedings. read more

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Annan calls on rich and poor nations to close the deal to

“There is real hope today because, first and foremost, many developing countries have succeeded in lifting millions of people out of impoverishment and despair. And there is real momentum because the international community has banded together in a sustained, unprecedented effort,” Mr. Annan told the General Assembly’s High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.The Assembly has gathered finance ministers in New York to debate the status of worldwide efforts to implement the Monterrey Consensus, the landmark agreement adopted by world leaders at an international development summit in Mexico in 2002. The two-day meeting will be built around a series of formal and informal meetings and six interactive round-table discussions on issues that include international trade as an engine for development, and mobilizing domestic financial resources for development.In Monterrey, developed nations agreed to a new bargain with the world’s developing nations: donors would increase aid spending and the world’s poor nations would carry out economic and political reforms to ensure that development assistance money gets spent effectively, chiefly towards meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets a set of ambitious targets, ranging from halving extreme poverty, to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and to providing universal primary education, all by 2015.”The Millennium Development Goals have become a rallying point of unparalleled scope – the globally accepted benchmarks by which our policies should be fashioned, and by which our progress should be judged, Mr. Annan said today, adding that the Monterrey Consensus has “brought rich and poor countries together in partnership.””The question now, just days before the G8 summit, and less than 12 weeks before the 2005 World Summit here at the United Nations, is whether we can close the deal,” said the Secretary-General, making reference to the 6 to 8 July meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized nations in Gleneagles, Scotland, and the Assembly’s upcoming September summit to review the MDGs and make decisions on UN renewal.Mr. Annan called the decision taken earlier this month by the G8 finance ministers to write off the staggering debt of some developing countries “very encouraging,” and noted the European Union has agreed to a clear timetable for reaching the 0.7 percent target for official development assistance (ODA) by 2015. “This will offer a chance to finally overcome the resource shortfalls that have kept so many millions of people mired in squalor,” he said.”Such steps make up for lost ground. They need to be accompanied by similarly dramatic action on the unfinished parts of the agenda. Rich and poor alike must do their part. Responsibility flows both ways,” he said.”So let us work together for a successful World Summit. Let us grasp this opportunity to advance the cause of development, as well as the security and human rights agendas that are so closely bound up with it. Let us show that needless, senseless human misery shall have no place in our world,” Mr. Annan said.General Assembly President Jean Ping of Gabon said that today’s dialogue was particularly significant because it would allow for passing one more milestone on the road towards the September summit. The Monterrey conference reflected the international community’s growing awareness about the complex development issues and the lack of financial resources in poor countries.Looking ahead to the upcoming 2005 World Summit, Mr. Ping said it was essential to ensure that the monetary system was more consistent and cohesive to enable developing countries to reform and to mobilize national resources. He reiterated the appeal of heads of State at Monterrey calling for an international follow-up conference to report on the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus. Arrangements for such a conference must be decided on in 2005 at the latest. read more

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UNICEF applauds call from religious groups in Myanmar seeking tolerance for sake

“Religious leaders play an important role in advocating for children’s rights and earn public trust among their respective faiths,” explained Bertrand Bainvel, UNICEF Representative to Myanmar, in a press statement.According to UNICEF, the call comes after reports of endorsing religious divides have been attempted for political gains in the 2015 elections in Myanmar.The statement was released by Interfaith for Children, an inter-faith group that has insisted on putting children’s needs and rights at the centre of the elections.UNICEF also said that the joint declaration by Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim leaders of the country reminded the public and politicians that children represent around one third of the country’s population.The religious heads urged the public and politicians to put children and harmony first and that the efforts made for them now ‘will have a marked effect on their future.’“Much of Myanmar’s future depends on what the Myanmar society will be able to do for children now. The coming elections are the perfect moment not only to commit to new policies, goals and resources for children, but also to emphasise the values of peace and tolerance which are so essential to their harmonious development”, added Mr. Bainvel.The UN agency also added that the religious groups have urged parents and guardians of any faith to bring peace, harmony, understanding and cooperation without discrimination towards any race, religion or culture.UNICEF added that this is the first statement issued by Interfaith for Children since April 2014, when the religious leaders from four different faiths came together for the first time in Myanmar’s history in support of child protection, survival and education.Lastly, the agency reaffirmed its support of the Interfaith for Children and Ratana Metta Organizations (RMO) and reiterated its commitment to the realisation of children’s rights and a tolerant society respectful of religious and ethnic diversity. read more

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The Dodgers Have A Real Chance To Break The AllTime Wins Record

10694.03.0 11347.19.6 10886.05.7 10596.2%2.2% 11437.49.4 11528.07.9 10791.05.0 Will the Dodgers break the all-time wins record?Current record is 116 wins 11256.39.3 11073.48.1 1188.53.4 10980.36.9 WINSAT LEAST THIS MANY WINSEXACTLY THIS MANY WINS 11165.49.0 Move over, 2015-16 Golden State Warriors: There’s a new team chasing a sport’s all-time single-season wins record. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on a tear — 43 wins in 50 games since June 9, the best 50-game stretch in MLB history — and they now stand at 79-32, which puts the team in a position to win more games than the 2001 Seattle Mariners and 1906 Chicago Cubs, who each won 116 games, the most ever by a baseball team in a season.According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo model, which simulates the remainder of the season using power ratings and each team’s probability of winning every game, the Dodgers are on pace to win 112 games. But that’s just their average outcome — in some simulations they win more, and in some they win less. In a shade over 20 percent of our simulations, they win at least 116 games, which would tie the all-time mark. And 13.5 percent of the time, they finish the season with at least 117 victories, setting a new single-season record for greatness. 11713.55.1 CHANCE DODGERS FINISH WITH… 11620.16.5 1195.12.2 1202.91.4 Elo still doesn’t quite think the Dodgers are the greatest team of all-time. Their 1608 Elo rating (through Sunday’s 8-0 rout of the New York Mets) only ranks sixth-best for a team through 111 games since 1901, trailing the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals, 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 1938, 1939 and 1998 New York Yankees. But if L.A. does end up smashing the wins record, they’ll be on the short list of greatest teams ever — particularly if they can finally get over the hump in the playoffs.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

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Soldier shot dead during nighttime live fire exercise

first_imgA soldier has been shot dead during a night-time live firing exercise on a military range.The unnamed male soldier from the Royal Regiment of Scotland was shot in the head and died at the scene during the exercise on Otterburn training area in Northumberland late on Monday evening.Both police and Ministry of Defence officials have launched investigations into his death, which sources said was believed to have been an accident. No arrests have been made. Northumberland police said emergency services were called to the training range at around 11.15pm on Monday night and found the victim had received “a serious head wound”.“Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics,” a statement said.Soldiers are understood to have been taking part in small scale firing exercises overseen by military safety instructors when the incident took place. 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. Mike Penning, Armed Forces minister, said: “My thoughts are with the soldier’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.“The safety of our personnel is our absolute priority and while deaths in training don’t happen often, any death is a tragedy. As well as a police investigation, MoD accident investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.”Otterburn 58,000 acre training area was first established in 1911 as an artillery range, and conducts military live fire training almost throughout the year. Rev Peter Mander of Otterburn’s St John the Evangelist Church said: “There is a strong bond between the village and the camp and when a tragic event of this nature occurs it affects everyone.He went on: “But of course live firing exercises are a crucial part of training and they carry a risk.”There will be plenty time to establish what happened up there in the dark but now is the moment to reflect on the loss of a young life.”He was a young man doing his duty, a bit of training and a tragic accident like this happens.”The Army considers realistic live fire training to be critical for soldiers to keep their skills sharp, but former officers said it was inherently risky.Official MoD statistics show that 135 members of the Armed Forces have died during training exercises since 2000, including 13 shot dead by live fire.In November 2011 Fusilier James Wilkinson, 21, from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed when he was accidentally shot in the neck during an exercise in Kenya. Two soldiers were jailed over his death, but later had their sentences cut on appeal and were allowed to stay in the Army.The same year, Fusilier Dean Griffiths was killed when a bullet passed through the wall of a mocked-up Afghan compound and struck him during a training exercise at Lydd ranges in Kent.last_img read more

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LNH Dragan Gajic leads Montpellier past Chambery

Montpellier close this first chapter of the 2012/2013 season with an important home win over Chambery. Montpellier were labelled favorites in this game, and they justified that role. With confident play throughout the whole match, and led by Dragan Gajic with 8 goals and Issam Tej with 6, Montpellier had no problem beating Chambery with 33:22. Guillaume Gille and Edin Basic scored 5 goals for Chambery. basicgajicgillekarabaticmamelundtej ← Previous Story Martin Heuberger leaves Mimi Kraus out of the Spain 2013 squad Next Story → Buxtehuder’s Stephanie Melbeck ends career read more

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Chemical incident shuts down London City airport

first_img 32 Comments ‘Chemical incident’ shuts down London City airport London Fire Brigade said 500 members of the public and staff have been evacuated. Short URL Oct 21st 2016, 6:34 PM 20,912 Views Friday 21 Oct 2016, 6:34 PM HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS and staff have been evacuated from London City airport this evening following a “chemical incident” that left some travellers feeling “unwell”, the fire service said.“Three fire engines and a range of specialist appliances have been called to reports of a chemical incident at London City Airport this afternoon,” the London Fire Brigade said in a statement.“Around 500 members of the public and staff have been evacuated and there are reports of a number of passengers feeling unwell,” it said.London City Airport’s official Twitter account said it had been evacuated “due to fire alarm”. Source: TwitterNo flights were allowed to take off or land.Several incoming flights from destinations such as Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris had been diverted to other airports.© – AFP, 2016Read: Man tasered and arrested following discovery of suspicious device on Tube trainRead: European Olympic Council expresses its “strong support” and “warmest wishes” for Pat Hickey Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP Image: Google/London City airport Share19 Tweet Email1 Image: Google/London City airport http://jrnl.ie/3039978 last_img read more

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Bois illégal lEurope le bannit de son territoire

first_imgBois illégal : l’Europe le bannit de son territoireEurope – Le parlement européen a adopté une réglementation visant à bannir le bois illégal du marché européen. Une mesure qui vise notamment les importations du Brésil, d’Afrique centrale ou de Russie.Afin de lutter contre la déforestation et ainsi contre le réchauffement climatique, le Parlement européen a adopté un texte prévoyant d’interdire d’ici deux ans l’introduction sur le marché européen de bois abattu de façon illégale. Les importateurs de bois ou de produits dérivés seront donc contraints de s’assurer de la légalité de leurs importations. Un traçabilité qui devra être appliquée dans les différents maillons de la chaîne d’approvisionnement. Chacun devra indiquer à qui il a acheté les produits et à qui il les a revendus.Ce sont les États membres qui auront autorité de sanctionner les contrevenants. Des sanctions qui pourront prendre en compte l’ampleur du dommage environnemental engendré par la coupe de bois illégal, mais aussi de la valeur du bois ou du manque à gagner fiscal. Elles pourraient aller de la saisie du bois jusqu’à l’interdiction d’exercer une activité commerciale. D’après l’ONU, le volume de bois issu de coupes illégales représenterait entre 350 et 650 millions de m3 par an, soit entre 20 à 40% de la production mondiale de bois industriel. La nouvelle directive européenne est bien sûr saluée par les associations de défense de l’environnement qui évoquent un pas important, même si elles déplorent qu’aucune sanction minimale ne soit prévue par la loi. Les défenseurs de l’environnement regrettent également que les fabricants de livres et d’imprimés ne soient pas concernés par la loi, et ce grâce à un “lobbying intense des imprimeurs” a déploré l’eurodéputée écologiste finlandaise Satu Hassi.Le 8 juillet 2010 à 17:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Marvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000

first_img As easy as it is to dismiss a superhero who literally wears an American flag for a costume as some jingoistic jerk, credit to Marvel for consistently making Captain America’s politics more nuanced and vaguely left-leaning. Steve Rogers is a patriot for the free and equal and just United States that should exist, not the actual reality of the country. He even quit after Nixon’s shenanigans. They made a movie about him fighting secret Nazis in the government.All to this say Cap would be very disappointed in Marvel for censoring pieces critical of America in the upcoming Marvel Comics #1000 as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.Marvel Comics #1000 is an upcoming anthology that unites multiple legendary comic book creators to tell one story spanning the entire history of the Marvel Universe. It’s a big celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary. And along with contributing to the story, some of these creators have written complementary essays about Marvel’s place in the world.One of those creators is Mark Waid, writer of Captain America comics among others. His original essay talked openly about America’s imperfections, imperfections very much on display today and imperfections Captain America inspires us to fix. It was a critical yet hopeful piece, and was featured in an early version of the comic. However, new prints have apparently replaced it with a much milder piece by Waid more specifically about Cap and less about what’s wrong with America.This comes on right on the heels of an especially galling piece of censorship in the comic. Art Spielgelman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist of Maus, a raw portrait of his family’s struggle as survivors of the Holocaust. In his Marvel Comics #1000 essay Spiegelman said in no uncertain terms that the fascism that slaughtered his people and inspired modern superheroes in the first place is on the rise again in America, and it’s up to us to stop them. Marvel axed the essay and Spiegelman published it on The Guardian instead.So why is this happening? These authors aren’t just criticizing America, they are criticizing Trump and the Republicans who support him that are currently bringing out the worst in America. Spiegelman called Trump the “Orange Skull.” Unfortunately, Ike Perlmutter is not only Marvel’s cheap racist sexist CEO (except for the movies after Kevin Feige broke free) but also a huge financial supporter of the Trump administration. Cool.The appeal of Marvel is that they give us the fantasy of superheroes saving us in the real world. But what good is that fantasy if the creators behind these heroes can’t express their honest opinions about the real world and how to save it from real villains.Buy Maus Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man Split‘Black Widow’ Poster Kicks off Marvel’s Phase 4 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Two arrested in Vancouver road rage incident

first_imgTwo Oregon drivers were arrested after a reported road rage incident involved two vehicles “ramming” each other along Vancouver highways.The incident began near Interstate 205 and state Highway 14 just after 9 a.m. Thursday when the Washington State Patrol fielded multiple 911 calls regarding a 1991 white Geo Metro and a black 1999 black Nissan Frontier pickup “ramming” each other, Trooper Will Finn said.Other motorists continued to call 911 as the vehicles were engaged in an apparent road rage incident that moved west along Highway 14 and then north on Interstate 5, Finn said.Dispatchers were on the phone with the driver of the white sedan, who had called 911 to report that the driver of a black truck was chasing him down Highway 14, Finn said. After repeated requests by dispatchers to disengage, the driver did not listen and continued being an active participant in the incident, Finn said.“At some point, he pulled into a parking lot and yelled, ‘Oh my god, he’s got a gun’ and hung up,” Finn said.last_img read more

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Torreira Guendouzi set to complete Arsenal medicals today

first_imgBoth Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi are expected to undergo medicals today ahead of their expected moves to Arsenal, reports talkSPORTTorreira has been linked with a move to North London for a while now, but any deal that may have been put in place for his arrival was put on hold due to his participation with Uruguay at the World Cup this summer.However, the Sampdoria midfielder is now free to complete his transfer to Arsenal following Uruguay’s World Cup exit against France last week.Torreira had announced that news himself over his move to Arsenal in an interview with Telenoche.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I would have been very happy to be able to return to Uruguay with my team-mates,” he said.“but this is a fantastic opportunity [to join Arsenal] and I do not want to waste it.”Meanwhile, fellow signing Guendouzi joins from French side for a reported £7m deal with Unai Emery having fended off interest from the likes of Borussia Dortmund, AS Roma and his former club Paris Saint-Germain to sign the 19-year-old.last_img read more

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Minister Touts of an Ebola Free Caribbean

first_img Town Hall Meeting for Building Heights at gym later today Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Science Fair open to public viewing by noon Related Items:ebola free, gus lightbourne gym, Minister of health, Portia smith Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Oct 2014 – The Caribbean remains Ebola free and for the Minister of Health and Human Services, Portia Smith that is a good indication for confidence. During that opening of the Ebola Workshop yesterday; the Minister touted public and private sector partnership as being critical to the success of being Ebola Virus Disease or EVD ready. Minister Smith explained that she is regular communication with regional counterparts too. No one wants it, but governments around the world agree we must prepare for it and it is costing TCIG an estimated $400,000 to curtail and contain and brace for EVD, Chikungunya and Dengue Fever. The Gus Lightbourne Gym was the place for both discussion and demonstration yesterday… around 50 health workers were there. The workshop continues today in Grand Turk. last_img read more

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