Assam NRC final list: Rights group terms it largest incident of making people ‘stateless’ in decades

first_imgA New Delhi-based rights group has termed the exclusion of 19,06,657 people from the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) as the largest incident of making people “stateless” in decades.Sri Lanka’s 1948 declaration of about 9,75,000 descendants of Indian-origin Tamils as ‘non-nationals is the next largest purging move’, the Rights and Risk Analysis Group said on Saturday.Myanmar’s decree under the 1982 citizenship law, making some 8,00,00 Rohingya stateless, the declaration of 4,00,000 Bihari Muslims as non-citizens in Bangladesh in 1971, and the expulsion of 3,90,000 Indian-origin people by Myanmar – then Burma – in 1964 are the other major cases of making people stateless in South Asia, the group said.“If the Foreigners Act of 1946 is to be followed, the excluded people await immediate arrest and imprisonment after they are declared as foreigners by the Foreigners’ Tribunals unless the orders of these tribunals are stayed or overturned by the Gauhati High Court or the Supreme Court,” group director Suhas Chakma said.The narrative of the indigenous people being overrun by illegal immigrants was based on the migration from 1901 to 1971 when the State’s average decadal population growth rate of 23.95% was almost double the country’s 12.90%. “But those who came to India before March 24, 1971 have already been accepted as citizens of India as per the Assam Accord of 1985,” he said. 19 lakh people left out of Assam’s NRC Final List. What next?Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:5001:50  Watch | Assam’s NRC Final List is outcenter_img Punished for lacking papersThe NRC was not about the identification of foreigners but a process to punish those who did not have documents of their own or of their forefathers to establish themselves as residents of Assam prior to March 24, 1971, he said.“Assam had 66% illiterates as per the 1971 Census. This means these 66% did not possess an educational certificate that can be used as a birth certificate,” he said, adding that the poor, illiterate and landless people of 1971 or their descendants found it the toughest to prove their legacy.last_img read more

Ranji matches to played at neutral venues, zonal system scrapped in Duleep Trophy

first_imgThe BCCI’s technical committee, headed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly, decided to have all Ranji matches from the coming season at neutral venues while inter-zonal system of the Duleep Trophy will be replaced by four all-India level teams picked by the selection panel.The meeting was also attended by BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke.DAY-NIGHT TOURNAMENT”The committee discussed the format for Duleep Trophy for the season 2016-17. It was recommended that selectors would pick four teams to participate in a round-robin format tournament. The entire tournament will be a day/night affair,” a BCCI release stated.BIG NAMES IN DULEEP TROPHY THIS SEASONWith India playing as many as 13 Test matches at home against New Zealand, England and Australia, it was proposed by Thakur that all Test hopefuls and the fringe players should get a chance to get used to the pink ball.”The president feels that like Challenger Trophy, this season’s Duleep should have all the big players as well as Test hopefuls getting a chance to play with pink balls under lights. That’s why it has been decided there will be no zonal system this time round,” a member of the technical committee told PTI today.’GANGULY’S PROPOSAL NOT VIABLE’It was also learnt that Ganguly had suggested about having a quality foreign team for the Duleep Trophy, but it was decided otherwise.”Ganguly’s proposal was duly considered. But then we felt that supposedly we call a first-class side from Australia and if they lose the first match in knock-out system, the purpose of inviting them would get lost,” the source added.advertisementIt was learnt that all matches will be played with kookaburra balls but some other sports goods firms are also in discussions to manufacture pink balls for D/N games.NO HOME ADVANTAGE FOR RANJI TEAMSThe other major decision was having Ranji Trophy games at neutral venues.”In a bid to make domestic cricket more competitive and rule out the issues related to preparing specific wickets for home teams, as well as to expose players to play in different conditions, the BCCI Technical Committee recommended neutral venues for the Ranji Trophy matches This is a step recommended to make domestic Ranji Trophy cricket more competitive,” the release stated.last_img read more

Argentina Wins Shootout 4-2, Will Face Germany in Final

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.Argentina goalie Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after tough defending and a lack of creative spark from either team consigned the match to a 0-0 stalemate.In a twist of fate, Romero credited Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal with helping launch his career when he arrived as an inexperienced youngster at AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch league.“I will be forever grateful to the coach for helping me out in a country that is so different from ours,” Romero said.A day after Germany lit up the World Cup with its clinical 7-1 destruction of host Brazil, the Dutch and Argentines could not manage a goal between them in 120 minutes before the shootout.Messi, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, will have to do play far better in Sunday’s final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium if he is to engineer a win over the powerful German team. The Barcelona star was muted throughout the match and extra time, rarely managing to shake off his markers.At the Itaquerao Stadium, he was overshadowed by his goalkeeper and the man he replaced as Argentina captain, Javier Mascherano, who bossed the midfield for his team the way surprise starter Nigel de Jong did for the Dutch.When Robben looked like deciding the match in stoppage time, Mascherano’s perfectly timed sliding tackle blocked his shot at the near post.“I would say that he is an outstanding player,” Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said. “He is an emblem within our national squad, on the field as well as off it.”Romero — thought to be a weak link for Argentina and not even a starter for his Monaco club most of last season — had almost nothing to do during the match, but blocked penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder in the shootout. For Argentina, Messi, Ezequiel Garay, Sergio Aguero and Maxi Rodriguez all converted their spot kicks.“It’s luck, that’s the truth. You can dive (the right way) and not make it, like happened to their goalkeeper,” Romero said. “I had confidence, thank God things turned out well.”A Germany-Argentina final means an extra bitter end to the tournament for Brazilians, who will have to watch their fiercest rivals play for the world title in their most hallowed stadium against a team that humiliated their nation in the semifinals.“We have a final to play, but with one day less rest and against Germany,” Sabella said. “We’ll do everything possible to make it all the way to the top.”It was the second straight penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw for the Dutch. Against Costa Rica in the quarterfinals, Van Gaal brought on substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul in the last seconds of extra time to replace Jasper Cillessen and Krul saved two spot kicks.This time, Van Gaal had used up all three substitutions by the end of extra time and Cillessen had to face the shootout.The young Ajax goalkeeper collapsed onto his knees and sank onto his back when Rodriguez’s powerful strike ended the shootout. Krul walked across the pitch to console him.Van Gaal also said he had a hand in Romero’s heroics from their time together at AZ Alkmaar.“Penalties are always a matter of luck,” he said. “And I taught Romero how to stop penalties so that hurts.”Many of Argentina’s players stripped off their shirts in the rain at the Itaquerao Stadium and danced in front of their fans.Argentina reached its fifth final, and its first in 24 years. It won the title in 1978 — beating the Dutch — and in 1986. It lost the championship matches in 1930 and 1990. It played West Germany in both the ’86 and ’90 finals.The Netherlands, which has never won the World Cup, was seeking to reach its fourth final.After scoring 10 goals in three group matches, the Dutch scoring dried up in the knockout rounds. The team managed two late strikes against Mexico but failed to find the net before eliminating Costa Rica in the quarterfinal shootout.“The issue in a championship like this one is that you score one more goal than your opponent, which we didn’t do,” Van Gaal said, “We didn’t create very much.”last_img read more

FIFA Audit Official Admits Bribery in US Federal Probe

first_imgMACOLIN, Switzerland (AP) — The sprawling American investigation of bribery and corruption in international soccer has reached into Asia and claimed the first guilty plea from a senior official in the new FIFA leadership.A member of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, Richard Lai of Guam, was provisionally suspended Friday by the football organization’s ethics committee after admitting taking about $1 million in bribes, including from senior Kuwaiti officials seeking to buy influence among Asian FIFA voters.Lai, a United States citizen and president of Guam’s soccer federation since 2001, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday.Lai’s case marks a stunning step forward in the American federal investigation, which had indicted or taken guilty pleas from more than 40 people and marketing agencies linked to soccer in the Americas since 2015.A Department of Justice document published Friday said, “co-conspirator #2 was a high-ranking official of FIFA, the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).” The document did not name the alleged co-conspirators.The unnamed Kuwaiti official was “ultimately elected to the FIFA Executive Committee,” the document said.The document said “co-conspirator #3” was a “high-ranking official of the OCA and an official of the KFA.”The FIFA ethics committee typically imposes life bans on officials who have pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court.The Asian Football Confederation, where Lai is a long-time executive committee member, said it provisionally suspended Richard Lai from football with immediate effect.Lai admitted to two counts of wire fraud conspiracy in connection with multiple schemes to accept and pay bribes to soccer officials.The justice department document alleged Lai was approached by the Kuwaiti officials after a bitter Asian election in 2009 to choose a delegate to the FIFA executive committee. Lai had spoken out against the eventual winner, Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar.“One of the functions the defendant Richard Lai performed for Co-Conspirator #2 and Co-Conspirator #3 in exchange for the funds they sent him was to advise them on who was supporting which candidates in AFC and FIFA matters, including elections, and who Co-Conspirator #2 and Co-Conspirator #3 should recruit to support their chosen candidates,” the DoJ document saidLai “understood that at these meetings Co-Conspirator #3 or his assistants would offer or make bribe payments to these soccer officials,” the DoJ allegedLai was later wired hundreds of thousands of dollars to his accounts in Hong Kong and the Philippines by co-conspirator #3 through correspondent accounts in the United States.The latest plea reaches deep into Asian soccer for the first time and involves an official who retained his position monitoring FIFA’s multi-billion dollar income and spending in the transition from former president Sepp Blatter to his successor Gianni Infantino.Infantino praised U.S. law enforcement agencies Friday and promised cooperation from his Zurich-based organization.“I would like to thank the American authorities for their continued efforts to stamp out corruption from football,” the FIFA president said in a statement. “I am happy to confirm once again, that FIFA will provide whatever assistance is needed by the U.S. and any other authorities around the world.”FIFA, former senior officials including Blatter, and decisions to award hosting rights for World Cups from 2006 to 2022 are variously under investigation in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany and in France.Lai’s 90-day interim ban by the FIFA ethics committee prevents him taking part in the world soccer body’s audit panel meeting on May 8 in Manama, Bahrain. Also that day, Asian soccer federations meet in the city to elect delegates to the FIFA Council.Lai also pleaded guilty to failing to disclose foreign bank accounts and agreed to pay more than $1.1 million in forfeiture and penalties. The plea was entered before U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen.Bridget M. Rohde, an Acting U.S. Attorney, announced the guilty plea and said it “marks another important step in our ongoing effort to root out corruption in international soccer.”“The defendant abused the trust placed in him as a soccer official in order to line his own pockets. The defendant’s breach of trust was particularly significant given his position as a member of the FIFA Audit and Compliance committee, which must play an important and independent role if corruption within FIFA is to be eliminated.”According to the criminal information to which Lai pleaded guilty, he received more than $850,000 in bribes between 2009 and 2014 from a faction of soccer officials in the Asian region in exchange for using his influence as a soccer official. The cash was intended to advance the interests of the faction that bribed him, including by helping officials in that faction identify other officials to offer bribes.A U.S. Department of Justice news release did not identify details of the faction buying influence.Lai also received $100,000 in bribes in 2011 from an official of the AFC who was then running for the FIFA presidency, in exchange for Lai’s vote and support in the then-upcoming FIFA presidential election.Mohamed bin Hammam, the AFC president who was running against Blatter in that FIFA election, was later banned for life from soccer by FIFA.GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Heidmar, TBS Form Dry Bulk Pool Alliance

first_imgzoom Tanker pool operator Heidmar and TBS Ocean Logistics announced that they are joining forces to form a dry bulk pool alliance.Under the deal, TBS will continue as manager of a series of dry bulk pools, while Heidmar will provide its pool expertise, best practices, and proprietary commercial ship management software.TBS pools control a fleet of 20 vessels while looking to add new tonnage. Just recently, the company added a Supramax from Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan.According to Ben Ognibene, CEO of Heidmar, the company has been exploring expansion into the dry bulk market for some time.” Before entering this segment, we wanted to ensure our clients would receive the superior market returns, transparency, and integrity that they know and expect from Heidmar,” he said.“TBS, with its global footprint, extensive cargo relationships, proprietary trading business and its 22-year history of exceptional and consistent dry bulk outperformance is the ideal partner to expand our product offering,” he added.“We are confident that our pools will continue to outperform the market. That said we firmly believe that our pool members deserve not only premium returns, but also the first-class transparency and integrity which are synonymous with Heidmar. Heidmar’s unparalleled systems, best practices, and reputation are the perfect complement to our platform,” comments Gregg McNelis, CEO of TBS.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgNEW WORK YARMOUTH COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from Prospect Street for about five kilometres to Lakeside Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving and shoulder repairs until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic delays are expected. Cyclists are asked to use caution as pavement is grooved. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 256 Route 256, from the Colchester county line east for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 There will be no direct access to and from Highway 104 from Old Pine Tree Road, effective today, Oct. 2. Drivers on the north side of Highway 104 between Pine Tree Road and Old Pine Tree Road will now only have access to the highway by way of the newly constructed extension to Old Pine Tree Road. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from Lynches River Connector east to Chapel Island will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2 Sections of Trunk 2 in the Halfway River area, between Lakelands Road and Boars Back Road, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 30, for repaving. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER COUNTY: College Road Sections of College Road in Bible Hill will be reduced to one lane from Main Street to Village Line Avenue for repaving until Friday, Oct. 30. Traffic control people and signs are on site. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Rainsforth Bridge Rainsforth Bridge on Rainsforth Road will be closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until further notice. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of Highway 104 east of Port Hawkesbury, between Exits 45 and 46, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 17. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Work is taking place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Antigonish/Guysborough Road Antigonish/Guysborough Road, off Route 316, will be restricted to local traffic to replace the wooden-box culvert until Friday, Oct. 16. A detour is available on Marydale Beauly Road. INVERNESS COUNTY: Red River Road Red River Road from the junction of Trunk 30 to the end, about 9.7 kilometres, including roads off Red River Road: Pleasant Bay Harbour Road, Pleasant Bay United Church Road, Hinkley Glen Road and Angus More Road, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Whale Creek bridge on Route 215, about 300 metres west of William Conley Road, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 9, to replace a cross culvert on the panel bridge. Work will take place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 and Plains Road will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and paving from Monday, Oct. 5 until Sunday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail Traffic on sections of the Cabot Trail in the Margaree Harbour-Margaree Forks area will be reduced to one lane for road-shoulder repairs until Saturday, Oct. 31. Signs and traffic control people are on site. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 from Exit 17 westbound to Exit 15 will be reduced to one lane for widening and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Stewarts Bridge Stewarts Bridge located between Route 311 and West North River Road will be closed for replacement until Monday, Nov. 30. A temporary panel bridge will be in place as a detour. KINGS COUNTY: Kentville-Canning Area Several roads in the Canning area will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 30, to allow for repaving. The roads are Route 358 from Belcher Street north to Route 341, Route 221 from Route 358 to Black Hill Road, Baines Road from Black Hill Road to J. Jordan Road, and Summer Street from J. Jordan Road to Chapel Street. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Signs and traffic control people are on site. Drivers should expect delays and use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-863-3357 Fax: 902-232-2995 Local Area Office: 902-896-7058 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Traffic on the westbound lanes of Highway 103 will be reduced to one lane at the Cranberry Bridge east of Exit 4 until Friday, Oct. 16. Drivers should reduce speed and use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-532-2844 Fax: 902-532-7092 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Spanks Bridge Spanks Bridge on the Larry’s River Road at West Cooks Cove will be out of service (except to local traffic) for repairs until Saturday, Oct. 31. A detour is available on Mountain Road and Trunk 16. Trans-Canada Trail users are advised that the Spanks Bridge is closed and to use caution when travelling in this area. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge will be available until a permanent bridge is completed. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h at the site and advance warning signs are in place. Reduced weight restrictions are no longer in effect at this crossing. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30 Trunk 30, from the Federal Park entrance at Pleasant Bay to the Federal Park entrance at MacKenzie Mountain, will be reduced to one lane for planing, patching and repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. A detour is available on East Margaree Crossroad. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Sections of Trunk 7 between Little Liscomb Road and Sherbrooke will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 30, for repaving. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Motorists should use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-893-5780 Fax: 902-893-8175 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 will be reduced to one lane for paving from the Cumberland County line to Soley Cove Road until Friday, Oct. 16. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 252 Traffic on sections of Route 252, east of the intersection of East Skye Glen Cross Road, east for about 5.4 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving. Work takes place until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and signs are on site. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 HANTS COUNTY: Sangsters Bridge Sangsters Bridge, on Sangsters Bridge Road connecting Upper Falmouth and Trunk 14, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Oct. 30. A detour route is available through the Town of Windsor. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-6747 Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-424-7116 INVERNESS COUNTY: Kenny Blues Bridge Kenny Blues Bridge on South Side River Deny Road in Valley Mills will be closed to through-traffic until Monday, Oct. 12. Traffic will be detoured through Eden Road. QUEENS COUNTY: Old Westfield Road Old Westfield Road in Westfield will be closed for bridge replacement until Monday, Oct. 12. A detour on Route 208 in South Brookfield and Trunk 8 to Westfield Road in Caledonia is available. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-6747 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure The Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, will be closed until further notice. A marked detour route is available on New Road, Route 221 and Morden Road. CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245, for about five kilometres from Highway 104 east to Smith Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-227-7452 Fax: 902-756-3313 Local Area Office: 902-565-2747 Fax: 902-736-7914 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Raynardton Road Raynardton Road, from the intersection with Trunk 3 north for about 3.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 PICTOU COUNTY: Ferrona Bridge Ferrona Bridge, on Churchville Road, will be closed for repairs until Saturday, Nov. 7. A detour is available via Route 348 and East River East Side Road, Route 348, Plymouth Park Road or Route 374 and East River East Side Road. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Milford Road to about 150 metres south of Gibb Road will be reduced to one lane for paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-674-2535 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Corsen Bridge, two kilometres before Ingonish, continues to be reduced to one lane. Local Area Office: 902-577-2237 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-742-0287 Fax: 902-742-6000 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-891-1573 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 VICTORIA COUNTY: Seal Island Bridge Seal Island Bridge on Highway 105 will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Oct. 16. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 HANTS COUNTY: Wentworth Road/Morrison Drive and Highway 101 Wentworth Road/Morrison Drive and Highway 101 will have stop-and-go traffic for construction of a roundabout, sidewalk and water main until Monday, Nov. 3. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 Local Area Office: 902-755-5142 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-832-4316 Fax: 902-832-4331 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from Tracadie Harbour Bridge east for about 18 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, asphalt-concrete patching and repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. A pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 301 Route 301 will be closed to through-traffic between Mount Pleasant Road and Dickson Road to install culverts at Fitzsimmons Brook until Monday, Nov. 9. Alternate routes and signs will be in place. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 223 Route 223 in Shunacadie will be closed for culvert replacement until Thursday, Oct. 8. A detour is available via Route 216, Highway 4 and East Bay. Local Area Office: 902-680-5914 Fax: 902-681-7151 VICTORIA COUNTY: Big Baddeck Road Sections of Big Baddeck Road, north of Old Margaree Road, will be reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31, for repaving. A detour route is available on Old Margaree Road loop. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347, Sherbrooke Road Route 347, from Falls Brook south to Meiklefield Road, for 4.4 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Route 206 Route 206 from Creighton Road east to Veterans Memorial Drive will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from Lakeshore Drive east for almost five kilometres will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-956-2365 Fax: 902-896-2259 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 near Ben Eoin will be reduced to one lane for gravelling, grading and paving until Sunday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A pilot vehicle will guide drivers through the construction zone. RICHMOND COUNTY: D’Escousse Cap La Ronde Road in the Town of D’Escousse, from the intersection of Route 320 and Poirierville west for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for clearing, and repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -30- CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Glace Bay Lake Bridge Glace Bay Lake Bridge, Route 255, will be restricted to local traffic only to replace the bridge until Monday, Nov. 30. A detour is available via Tower Road, Marconi Tower Road and Sand Lake Road. Local Area Office: 902-354-5035 Fax: 902-354-3106 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Phinney Bridge on Route 201 Phinney Bridge on Route 201 will be closed for replacement until Wednesday, Oct. 7. A detour is available on Paradise Lane or Lawrencetown Lane to Trunk 1. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Corbett Bridge Corbett Bridge on Brenton Crossroad will be closed for maintenance until Monday, Oct. 12. Traffic control people and signs will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102 from the merge point with Highway 118 for about five kilometres will be reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31, for paving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, except on Fridays when it finishes by 3 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Alexandra Street Roundabout Construction of the Alexandra Street roundabout at the intersection of Alexandra Street and Kenwood Drive in Sydney will continue until the end of October. The traffic lights will be replaced by a three-way stop during construction. Drivers should expect delays or use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946last_img read more

Canadian film TV leaders to meet about industrys prevalent sexual harassment

first_imgTORONTO – Canadian film and TV leaders are acknowledging that sexual harassment has also been a “prevalent” part of the entertainment industry north of the border and have planned a meeting to discuss how to tackle it.In the wake of the flood of allegations against fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, writer-director James Toback and others, the union representing Canadian actors, ACTRA, has had preliminary meetings with industry groups and is preparing for a broader meeting of stakeholders on Nov. 23 in Toronto.On the agenda: how they can work together to implement practical, concrete measures to tackle sexual misconduct in a way that also leads to cultural change.“Yes, it’s prevalent in our industry for both men and women, but it’s cultural as well,” said Theresa Tova, ACTRA national treasurer and ACTRA Toronto president, in a recent interview.“This is something that’s been going on forever and we need to change the culture. And I’m 150 per cent in support of making sure that the responsibility, the pressure, the weight of this abuse doesn’t land on the victims, (that) there are some processes industry-wide where we can all work together.”Tova said ACTRA doesn’t have numbers on how many cases of sexual harassment and assault have been reported in the Canadian film and TV industry. But in a statement on its website, the Directors Guild of Canada says: “the rot of harassment in film and television runs far deeper than one man and extends every bit as much into our country as any other.”ACTRA says the industry as a whole needs to figure out how to prevent, report and track cases of sexual misconduct, from pre-production to post-production. It also needs to create a safe space for victims to speak out without fear of retribution or harassment.Other groups that will be a part of the meeting include the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, which has “a zero-tolerance policy against abuse and sexual harassment” — but currently that’s only for its employees and board members.“We don’t have a code of conduct or similar for our membership and that is something that could be a part of how we respond to this,” said Beth Janson, the academy’s CEO, who will be at the meeting.Since the Weinstein scandal broke in early October, several stories of sexual harassment or assault have emerged from Canada’s entertainment scene, including allegations against Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon and Quebec media personality Eric Salvail.Meanwhile, Canadian actresses including Erika Rosenbaum, Mia Kirshner and Sarah Polley have publicly shared stories about alleged encounters with Weinstein, while Rachel McAdams and Chantal Cousineau spoke out with allegations about Toback.Montreal-based TV and film writer/producer Leila Basen says she has experienced sexual harassment on the job since the very start of her career in the late 1970s.“When I began my career, it was just a pervasive, daily part of your work life,” said Basen, a co-writer of “Bon Cop Bad Cop,” a creative producer and writer for “Heartland,” and co-executive producer and writer for “Strange Empire.”“Nobody called it sexual harassment. Nobody had a framework to put it in. If you were young, ambitious with big dreams, you wiggled out of difficult situations. Tried not to repeat them. Compartmentalized the bad stuff, put your head down and kept going.”It was during her first job out of film school, as a production assistant in a newsroom, that “daily harassment had crossed the line into assault.”“I was standing on a table fixing a monitor and a sportscaster sticks his hand under my skirt. I was so shocked, I fell off the table and hurt myself,” Basen recalled.“I told my boss what happened. The sportscaster got a slap on the wrist. But for me, in the misogynistic culture of the newsroom, things got worse.”Then there was the startling first day she had working for a film company in the ’80s. She was sitting in a room with the executive producers when the secretary walked in.“She’s wearing a dress with the big zipper down the front and one of the producers takes his finger and pulled the zipper right down and the whole dress falls open,” said Basen.“She quit right then and there. What could she have done? Reported her boss? Her boss was the dude with his finger in the zipper, the one who thought it was all just a big joke. “Basen is encouraged by the #metoo movement, in which women are sharing stories of sexual harassment and assault on social media.But Canadian actress Lucy DeCoutere feels the conversations that are happening now are the same ones that took place around the 2016 sexual assault trial of former CBC star Jian Ghomeshi.“This isn’t new. It’s incredibly frustrating,” said DeCoutere, who was among the women who accused Ghomeshi of sexual assault. A judge acquitted him on all four charges of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.“The whole thing just is a reminder that women are assaulted by men and that men have nothing really tangible to say about how to fix it.“They keep saying this is a watershed moment but they said that about the Ghomeshi situation, which unfolded in the exact same way.”Polley, who detailed her experiences with sexual harassment in a widely read New York Times op-ed, is similarly fearful that the current wave of momentum may not lead to change.She spoke last week at an event for her TV series “Alias Grace” at the University of Toronto’s Innis College and said it’s “an astonishing moment as a woman in this industry to realize that we’re going to take women seriously about this.”But she added: “Moving forward as we enter into different police forces looking at charges, that’s when I start to wonder — are we all powerful enough to rally around these people, these people who have come forward, when we’re faced with a judicial system that hasn’t changed at all?”last_img read more

A Roof Overhead Long waiting list and many needs for housing in

first_imgCharlotte Morrit-JacobsAPTN National NewsIn communities across the Northwest Territories, the lack of affordable and accessible housing has left many residents looking for help.The problem is there are a lot of families in need of support, but not many homes available.On top of that, people in the Territory face some of the highest costs of living in the country.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img

Barrick Gold takes writedown on Peruvian mine beats expected adjusted earnings

first_imgTORONTO – Barrick Gold Corp. has reported a net loss of US$412 million for the third quarter, well below the US$99 million in net income expected by analysts, after taking a US$405 million impairment charge at a Peruvian mine.The Toronto-based company took the writedown at Lagunas Norte after results from a study on a type of ore treatment led it to shelving the treatment option.Adjusted net earnings for the quarter ending Sept. 30, however, amounted to US$89 million or eight cents per share, above the US$62.7 million or five cents per share expected by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The company reported a net loss of US$11 million for the third quarter last year, and an adjusted net income of US$200 million.Third quarter revenue totalled US$1.84 billion, in line with analyst expectations, but down from the US$2 billion it pulled in for the same quarter last year.In September, the company announced a proposed C$7.9-billion takeover of Randgold Resources that would firmly return its status as the world’s largest gold mining company.Companies in this story: (TSX:ABX)last_img read more

FSJ for LNG hosting a Truck Rally ahead of next weekends event

first_imgThe rally will start with a vehicle convoy in cooperation with the Peace Region Truck Enthusiasts. Vehicles will cue behind the LNG or BUST bus at 9:45 a.m. The convoy will flag off at the frontage road near the UFA card lock at 10:00 and convoy along the Alaska Highway. The convoy will break up on the return to Fort St. John and proceed to the main rally area at around 10:45.More information about the rally can be found on the Vehicle Rally Facebook event page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials with local grassroots organization Fort St. John for LNG will be hosting a truck rally ahead of next weekend’s rally in the Energetic City supporting the development of a liquified natural gas export industry in B.C.FSJ for LNG founder Alan Yu says that the rally is planned for April 21st, a day over two years since its last rally which saw then-Premier Christy Clark make an appearance. The rally will take place at the corner of 100th St. and 96th Ave., in the parking lot of the old Visitor Information Centre. Vivian Krause is set to deliver a keynote address at this year’s rally. Krause is a controversial Vancouver-based blogger and researcher who has received both praise and condemnation for her research into environmental charities in Canada, particularly their source of funding. In addition to hosting her Fair Questions blog, Krause also writes for The Financial Post.last_img read more

More talk than action on increasing caribou protection federal report

first_img“Additional efforts, including those noted in this report, are needed to reverse the loss of critical habitat and declines in boreal caribou populations.”The department is required under the Species At Risk Act to assess provincial and territorial efforts to assist the recovery of caribou populations.In April, Environment Canada found significant problems. In every province, agencies that issue permits for forestry or energy development aren’t required to conform to the federal Species At Risk Act.That earlier report also noted that little conservation is taking place on the ground. Measures in almost every case are still being planned or drafted.That situation continues. The new report lists dozens of ongoing negotiations, draft plans and provincial promises to restore caribou populations to sustainable levels, but there are few fully implemented protected areas.Planning is good, said Florence Daviet of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Action would be better. OTTAWA, O.N. – An Environment Canada report says that despite much talk on preserving caribou habitat, little progress has been made to close gaps in the protection of the threatened species.The agency says not much has changed since a coast-to-coast survey in April.“Despite the progress being made, the gaps in protection, as described in the first progress report, remain,” says the report issued Friday. “They were supposed to be doing this planning and talking since 2012,” she said. “They’ve had a lot of time to talk.”Barry Robinson, a lawyer with the group Ecojustice, pointed out that Friday’s report was itself almost two months overdue. So are many of the protection measures that should be in place by now, he said.“We still don’t have any range plans in Alberta, which were to have been done by October 2017.”Many governments, including Alberta, have announced ambitious plans for new protected areas. But almost all remain in draft form or remain unimplemented, he said.center_img “The big gaps are still there.”Caroline Theriault, an Environment Canada spokeswoman, said the report shows many steps have been taken across the country to support caribou recovery.“Since the last report was published in April, provinces and territories have made some progress on protection plans and on the ground recovery efforts,” she said in an emailed statement. “We recognize that more needs to be done, and we are already taking action.”The latest assessment of woodland caribou suggest that 81 percent of Canada’s herds are in decline. Loss of another one-third of the population is expected “in the near term.”The main threat to their numbers is alteration of habitat, which reduces a herd’s productivity and allows access by predators.Caribou conservation is often seen to be in direct conflict with forestry and energy and the jobs they generate. In late March, Alberta delayed its own caribou range plans over economic concerns.Robinson said that sooner or later, legislation will oblige federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to step in and override provincial regulations with an emergency protection order.“The minister has not done the one thing she is legally required to do, which is to recommend a protection order when the province hasn’t protected the required habitat.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Mina stampede: 10 Moroccan Pilgrims Dead, 8 Wounded, 29 Missing

Rabat – Ten Moroccan pilgrims died and eight others were wounded in the Mina stampede tragedy, said on Wednesday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.In a statement, the ministry said that 29 pilgrims are missing, recalling that King Mohammed VI gave his orders to oversee the cases of Moroccan injured pilgrims in the Mina stampede, notably concerning the fate of those who have gone missing.The ministry noted that the competent Moroccan authorities are permanently in contact with the victims’ families in order to give them accurate information and update the list of the wounded Moroccan pilgrims on the website: Given the difficulties related to the missing people’s identification procedure by the competent Saudi authorities to shed light on the missing Moroccan pilgrims, King Mohammed VI gave his instructions to dispatch to KSA a delegation comprising representatives from the ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Interior, Endowments and Islamic Affairs and Health, said the same source.This delegation is tasked with continuing the search, in cooperation with the Saudi authorities, to discover the fate of the missing Moroccan pilgrims and supervise their situation, it added. read more

Syria UNmediated talks get under way relief agencies amplify calls for access

Speaking to reporters in Geneva after the first set of intra-Syrian talks, which today featured only a Government delegation headed by the Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said that as was standard practice, a “preparatory meeting” had been held to get an idea about what the next steps will be. “Now the issue is obviously that any type of ceasefire discussions, which is obviously something that we are aiming at, apart from substantive discussions on the future of Syria, need two interlocutors […] that is why for us it is very important to have an indication of where we are on the presence of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC)” he said, referring to the ongoing discussions among the opposition about attending the Geneva talks. One of their key concerns he said, included the desire “to see a gesture from the government authorities regarding some type of improvement for the people in Syria during the talks, for instance release of prisoners, or for instance some lifting of sieges.” While noting that this particular issue is part of a UN Security Council resolution on the situation in Syria, Mr. de Mistura said that “we have been strongly suggesting to them that the best way to actually discuss the implementation of such type of discussion and there after improvement is to be done here and to do it with us, as proxy talks or directly; whatever the format.” At the same time, he said that he expected his talks with the delegation of the Syrian opposition could begin on Sunday. “I have good reasons to believe that they are actually considering that very seriously. And therefore to be in a position to probably Sunday to actually start the discussions with them in order to be able to proceed with intra-Syrian talks,” he said, adding, that while there has been no official confirmation of the opposition attending the talks, “as you can imagine I’ve been hearing a lot of rumours and information already […] I have reasons to believe, but I will only react when I have a formal indication of that, but that is a good signal.” Responding to questions, Mr. de Mistura said that tomorrow, “depending on if and when we have the arrival of an additional delegation, and based on that, I will decide whether we have, like we had with the Government, a specific introduction meeting […] or whether there would be something on Sunday.” Meanwhile, on the humanitarian front, speaking to reporters at the regular bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva earlier today, Bettina Luescher, for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), said there are an estimated 4.6 million people were besieged in 18 areas. “WFP is appealing that all humanitarian actors be given access to those areas so that they can deliver life-saving aid,” she said, referring to the town of Madaya and the similarly besieged areas of Zabadani, Foah and Kefraya, flagged by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) as being in dire need of food, medical supplies and other aid. As for the situation in Madaya – the most widely known of Syria’s besieged towns, coming to the world’s attention after reports of people dying of starvation or being killed trying to flee – she said there was nothing new to report as far as humanitarian access to the more than 40,000 people remaining there. “It is a very complicated and bureaucratic process, and only a very small number of permissions have been given access to besieged areas, where tens of thousands of families are still waiting for aid,” said Ms. Luescher, adding: “This is why putting an end to the fighting is paramount. WFP is talking to all sides, but an agreement has to be made on the ground.” She went on to stress that it is also important to think of all the places which might not be in the headlines today, where men, women and children are desperate and in need of urgent help. Asked if WFP has considered air-dropping supplies, Ms. Luescher said this was a “very hard thing to pull off,” requiring a safe airspace as well as a secured area on the ground, where large packages could land safely. There also had to be people on the ground to distribute those goods. That is not possible under the current situation. Trucks are the safest way to deliver aid at the moment, she explained. read more

Mine action is at the nexus of peace security and development UN

Alexander Zouev, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, said the number of casualties has surpassed 8,500; citing information from the latest annual report by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.He said this “unfortunate trend” was the result of ongoing conflicts, as well as difficulty in accessing contaminated areas during active combat.“That figure represents over twice as many victims as four years ago. Over 2,000 of those victims were killed; nearly a quarter of them were children,” he said.“Considering the difficulty of gathering data during active conflicts, it is likely that the actual number of casualties is much higher.”The Council met to take stock of developments since the adoption last year of its first stand-alone resolution on mine action.Considering the difficulty of gathering data during active conflicts, it is likely that the actual number of casualties is much higher – Alexander Zouev, UN Assistant Secretary-GeneralResolution 2365, tabled by Bolivia, highlights the importance of including mine action in the early stage planning for peacekeeping operations and humanitarian response.Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, the country’s UN ambassador, listed how it can improve the lives of people in communities emerging from conflict.“For example: the use of land for farming, the return of girls and boys to school, re-establishing water and electric supply, is only possible after an exhaustive clean-up,” he said.As Mr. Zouev explained, mine action is vital not only for saving lives but as a precursor for peacebuilding, stabilization and sustainable development.And with nearly 60 peacekeepers killed last year in incidents involving explosive devices, it is also critical to the safety of UN personnel on the ground.“Moreover, mine action helps prevent explosive material from being harvested for use by armed groups,” he said.“This makes mine action a vital element of the nexus between peace and security and development, and a cornerstone in preventing any relapse into future conflicts.” read more

APNU REO walks out of RDC meeting after criticisms by AFC

The Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) statutory meeting came to an abrupt end when Regional Executive Officer (REO) Dennis Jaikarran walked out of the meeting on Tuesday and instructed all regional staff to follow suit.At the time of the walkout, Government Councillor Nathram was addressing the RDC on the behaviour of the REO at the last sitting of the RDC. During Nathram’s presentation, the REO tried to dispute what the Councillor was stating, but was asked to take his seat and allow the Councillor to make his point.However, this angered Jaikarran, who then got up and instructed the administrative staff to leave the Anna Regina boardroom as he walked out of the meeting.Following the walkout, Nathram expressed much disappointment at the act, pointing out that the RDC has been unable to meet for the past two months.There has been tension between the REO and the Regional Vice Chairperson, Nandranie Coonjah, who has been acting in the capacity as chairperson since Chairman Devanand Ramdatt is on annual leave. However, according to Nathram, the REO has refused to recognise Coonjah as the acting chairperson.At Tuesday’s sitting, as Councillor Nathram tried to explain that in the absence of the Regional Chairman, the Vice Chairman is by law responsible for chairing the RDC, the REO attempted to rebut Nathram.Meanwhile, Coonjah said the RDC has decided to write the Communities Minister on the REO’s behaviour. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAPNU-appointed REO padlocks AFC Councillor in roomMay 23, 2019In “latest news””lethargic leadership,” absence of Region 2 REO prompts Councillors walk outSeptember 13, 2017In “latest news”Region 2 REO occupying State House, abusing power – living luxurious lifestyle with three maids, security at his convenienceJanuary 16, 2016In “Internet” read more

Cristina Neagu wants 30000 EUR salary

Cristina Neagu According to Romanian Gazeta Sportilur, the world’s best female handball player Cristina Neagu is in negotiations about contract extension with her current club CSM Bucharest.The 30-years old Romanian princess came back to win the EHF Champions League title after the one won with ZRK Buducnost Podgorica, but knee injury suffered at Women’s EHF EURO 2018 prevented her of helping team-mates on that way.However, the most iconic person of Romanian handball has a lot to offer more to these game. Romanian media writes about her demanding salary in the new contract. Neagu demands 30.000 EUR instead of 22.000 which she has already. Amazing sum of money even for men’s handball. ← Previous Story Gyori AUDI ETO KC conquer Bucharest – First place and Danes at TOP 8 Next Story → HE WANTS MORE: Michael Guigou to USAM Nimes read more

SG Flensburg Handewitt beat Rhein Neckar Lowen in the first derby of

← Previous Story IHF Super Globe: Strong Kiel beat Vardar for the final against Barca Lassa Next Story → PSG Handball still with the biggest budget in world of handball – 17.500.000 EUR SG Flensburg Handewitt look powerful at the start of the season. The team led by Maik Machulla seems to be ready for the hat-trick in German Bundesliga if you look the first three matches of the season. After winning the Super Cup against THW Kiel, Flensburg won important away points against Melsungen, and last evening beat Rhein Neckar Lowen 30:27 to get another big scalp of German handball at the end of August…SG Flensburg-Handewitt – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 30:27 (18:14)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Buric (2 saves), Bergerud (7/1  saves) – Golla (5), Hald (1), Svan (3), Wanne (2/2), Jeppsson, Jøndal (4), Zachariassen (2), Johannessen (2), Gottfridsson (4), Jurecki (1), Rød (6)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren (5/1 saves), Palicka (9/1 saves) – Schmid (4), Gensheimer (6/3), Kirkelokke (1), Lagarde (2), Tollbring (1), Abutovic, Mensah Larsen (1), Fäth, Groetzki (3), Guardiola, Petersson (1), Nielsen (3), Kohlbacher (5)Score 1:2 (3.), 3:2 (7.), 4:4 (8.), 5:5 (10.), 7:5 (12.), 8:7 (14.), 10:7 (18.), 11:8 (19.), 11:10 (20.), 13:11 (23.), 14:12 (25.), 15:14 (28.) – 18:15 (31.), 19:16 (34.), 20:17 (35.), 22:17 (37.), 24:18 (40.), 25:19 (42.), 25:22 (47.), 27:22 (49.), 27:25 (55.), 28:26 (56.), 30:26 (60.)HC Erlangen – TVB Stuttgart 29-24 (14-11)HC Erlangen:  Sime Ivic 6, Nico Büdel 5, Sebastian Firnhaber 4, Christopher Bissel 4, Nikolai Link 3, Floriar von Gruchalla 3, Jan Schäffer 2, Johannes Sellin 1, Antonio Matzner 1,TVB Stuttgart: Patrick Zieker 8, Zarko Peshevski 4, Tim Wieling 3, Max Häfner 3, Dominik WeiB 2, Samue Röthlisberger 1, Elvar Asgeirsson 1, Sascha Pfattheicher 1, Adam Lonn 1.Bergischer HC – MT Melsungen 24-24 (8-11)Bergischer HC: Sebastian Damm 6, Max Darj 5, Ragnar Johannsson 4,  Arnor Thor Gunnarsson 3, Lukas Stutzke 2, Linus Arnesson 2, Kristian Nippes 1, Tomas Babak 1.MT Melsungen: Julius Kühn 7, Lasse Mikkelsen 5, Dimitri Ignatow 3, Kai Häfner 3, Finn Lemke 2, Marino Maric 2, Stefan Salger 1, Michael Allendorf 1.TSV GWD Minden – SC DHfK Leipzig 21-25 (12-9)TSV GWD Minden: Kevin Gulliksen 7, Christoffer Rambo 4, Marian Michalczik 4, Christoph Reissky 2, Joscha Ritterbach 2, Savvas Savvas 1, Lucas Meister 1.SC DHfK Leipzig: Franz Semper 10, Lukas Binder 4, Philipp Weber 3, MArko Mamic 3, Luca Witzke 2, Lucas Krzikalla 1, Bastian Roscheck 1, Alen Milosevic 1.Ludwigshafen – HSG Wetzlar 25-31 (10-17)Ludwigshafen: Kai Dippe 5, Jerome Måuller 5, Jonathan Scholz 3, Pascal Durak 3, Dominik Mappes 3, Pascal Bührer 2, Frederic Stüber 1, Alexander Falk 1, Maximilian Haider 1, Gunnar Dietrich 1.HSG Wetzlar: Kristian Björnsen 7, Maximilian Holst 5, Lenny Rubin 4, Alexander Feld 3, Steffan Cavor 3, Olle Forsell 3, Nils Torbrügge 2, Anton Lindskog 2, Lars Weissgerber 1, Filip Mirkulovski 1.PHOTO: SG Flensburg Handewitt Facebook Page read more

VIDEO Your weekend movies The Rover critics’ rating: 90%. Audience rating: 88%We Gotta Get Out of This Place Source: Metrodomefilm/YouTubeFor fans of: Teens gone wrongAvoid if: You don’t like violenceA pair of teens rob their boss in order to have a summer blow out. But when they return from their trip, they have to deal with the frightening consequences of what they’ve done. critics’ rating: 65%. Audience rating: 67%Dinosaur 13 Source: Movie Trailers/YouTubeFor fans of: Dinosaurs, babyAvoid if: You’re a creationistWhen a group of paleontologists found the largest T-Rex skeleton ever, they thought they were onto something amazing. But it turned into a battle for their discovery – and their freedom, as this documentary shows. critics’ rating: 88%. Audience rating: 75% WHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?We’re here to help you decide just that, with these trailers.The Rover Source: A24Films/YouTubeFor fans of: DystopiaAvoid if: You prefer TwilightWell, this looks fairly grim. The gritty follow-up to Animal Kingdom, it’s set in the Australian outback 10 years after society as we know it has collapsed. Eric (Guy Pearce) finds Rey (Robert Pattinson) after a gang of thieves rob a car. What follows is a dark road trip fraught with violence. critics’ rating: 65%. Audience rating: 66%The Expendables 3 Source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers/YouTubeFor fans of: Big name heroesAvoid if: You hate clichésIt’s the lads (hi Sylvester, Jason, Jet, Dolph, Randy, Terry, Liam, Bruce) and woman (Yu) back doing their mercenary thing. Think big guns, big muscles, great lines and a lotta action. But not a lot of brains. Oh well!last_img read more

Luis Suarez biting ban appeal rejected

first_imgUpdated at 14.56THE COURT OF Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today upheld Luis Suarez’ four month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.However, CAS have decided to allow the 27-year old train with Barcelona after joining from Liverpool in a £75million move earlier this summer.At last week’s hearing in Lausanne, Suarez’s legal team were said to have argued the player should be allowed train with his new club during the suspension and that any ban should be limited to international football.However CAS today rejected the latter part of that argument saying FIFA’s sanctions against Suarez are “generally proportionate to the offence committed.”The ruling means Suarez cannot play for Barcelona until October 26 – potentially against Real Madrid – and he remains banned for Uruguay’s next eight competitive matches.However, the court’s panel has also ruled that the ban on any soccer-related activity is “excessive.” Therefore he is is allowed train with his new club and be involved in any promotional activities.Additional reporting from Associated Press.Join’s Premier League Fantasy Football League using this code: 1137213-271081‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Liverpool target new Suarez replacementAngry manager gets owned by bag of footballs he tries to kicklast_img read more

Lets talk about sex 74 of women believe pornography is morally unacceptable

first_imgTHE LATEST BEHAVIOURS and Attitudes poll published in today’s Sunday Times newspaper finds that 74% of women believe that pornography is “morally unacceptable”.Morally wrongHowever, as a collective, 61% of all people surveyed regarded it as morally wrong, with 36% finding it acceptable.Other findings about Irish attitudes towards other sexual antics found that of the 954 people surveyed, 88% believed that sex outside marriage was acceptable, while 90% felt that having a baby outside of marriage is also acceptable.However, when it comes to teenagers, just over half – 57% – believe that sex between teenagers is tolerable.Read: Southside Dubliners watch more porn than anyone else in Ireland*>Read: It’s official: Porn may make you stupider*>last_img read more