India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live Broadcast

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live BroadcastIndia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match, Mount Maunganui: Virat Kohli’s team is riding high on confidence after a convincing win over the hosts in the first ODI and will be looking to repeat that performance in the second ODI at the Bay Oval on Saturday.advertisement India Today Web Desk Mount MaunganuiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 18:40 IST India tour of New Zealand 2019, 2nd One-Day International, Mount Maunganui (AP Photo)After a near perfect beginning, India would look to tighten the noose around a struggling New Zealand with a barrage of spin in the second ODI at the Bay Oval on January 26.New Zealand batsmen looked all at sea against India’s spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in their own backyard following a fiery spell from pacer Mohammad Shami in the opening ODI on January 23.India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI in Mount Maunganui: Live Cricket ScoreThe hosts seemed rusty against a team coming off a historic tour of Australia and know beating an in-form India will be a steep climb at the Bay Oval.Before the sun stopped play for more than 30 minutes in the series-opener, the Indian bowlers made merry with Kuldeep and Chahal sharing six wickets.Both the wrist-spinners hunt in a pack and would be itching to have another go at the Black Caps.India are yet to finalise their middle-order ahead of the World Cup but are unlikely to tinker much with the playing eleven after just one game.What time does the 2nd ODI between India vs New Zealand start?2nd ODI starts at 7.30AM IST on January 26, Saturday at the Bay Oval is a sports ground in Mount Maunganui.What TV channel and live stream is the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.advertisementWhere will the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand be played?The 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at the Bay Oval, which is a cricket ground in Mount Maunganui, from 7.30AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Hardik Pandya.New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow 2nd ODI India New Zealand broadcasting channelsFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand 2019Follow nz vs ind broadcasting channellast_img read more

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Keppel FELS Delivers Newbuild Jackup Rig to Ensco

first_img My location Ensco, December 20, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Ensco plc has taken delivery of ENSCO 121, the second of four ultra-premium harsh environment jackup rigs in its ENSCO 120 Series. The rig is contracted to work in the North Sea beginning in the second quarter of 2014 at a day rate of approximately $230,000.Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Rabun commented, “With our patented cantilever system and other proprietary design features, the ENSCO 120 Series rigs are the most efficient and capable rigs of their class. They are ideal for ultra-deep well programs in challenging shelf environments, and our customers who have now seen these rigs first-hand are impressed with how well the ENSCO 120 Series responds to their needs.”ENSCO 121 was constructed at the Keppel FELS yard in Singapore and will shortly be en route to Rotterdam for final load out and crew familiarization.ENSCO 120, the first rig in the series, is under contract in the North Sea. ENSCO 122 will be delivered in the third quarter of 2014 and is contracted for North Sea work as well. In November, based on strong customer demand, Ensco ordered ENSCO 123, the fourth rig in the series, for delivery in the second quarter of 2016.These new jackup rigs are enhanced versions of the KFELS Super A design. Capable of operating in water depths up to 400 feet, ENSCO 120 Series rigs are designed for the most demanding large multi-well platform programs, ultra-deep gas programs or ultra-long reach wells up to 40,000-ft. total drilling depth. The industry-leading design features of the rigs significantly increase the area of operability in the North Sea and other harsh environment regions.The rigs have a significantly improved cantilever envelope, 18-3/4-inch 15k 4-ram BOP, 2.5 million-pound quad derrick, enhanced rig floor layout, fully automated hands-free offline pipe handling systems, ultra-high capacity jacking and fixation systems, 150-person quarters and strict noise and ergonomic standards. These features previously were found only in the largest ultra-harsh environment jackup rigs.last_img read more

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BIMCO Dry Bulk Market Still in Terrible Condition

first_imgzoom Despite better demand side conditions on the “road to recovery” for the dry bulk shipping industry, the supply side is worse off, according to international shipping association BIMCO.As ship owners’ interest in demolition has cooled, the supply side is worse off today than earlier estimates projected for 2016. Stronger demand side growth is the only reason for the improved market conditions in the dry bulk shipping sector.In short, the fundamental balance of the market has improved, and freight rates can still reach profitable levels in 2019. But bringing profits back remains in the hands of shipowners themselves, BIMCO said. But staying on the road to recovery requires a series of extremely tough and sustained measures to be taken, year on year.“The dry bulk market is still in a terrible condition. Regardless of a significant improvement in the BDI from its all-time low back in February 2016, the freight market remains lossmaking and in a very bad state,” BIMCO Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, said.“The market has risen only from ‘catastrophic’ to ‘gloomy’ – so the need for shipowners to take decisive action remains,” he added.For the first five months of 2016, shipowners were doing just the right thing. They were limiting the impact of new deliveries launched into the market by demolishing ships which were creating excess capacity.From January to May, a net fleet growth of just 4 million dwt meant that the dry bulk fleet grew by 0.5%. This was right on BIMCO’s target to reach a net supply growth of 10 million for the full year, based on 50 million dwt of newbuilds fed into the market and 40 million dwt taken out of the market for demolition.As of early October, the changes to the supply side of the dry bulk shipping market are no longer on target, if judged by net fleet growth, BIMCO said.This is because shipowners have halted demolition of excess shipping capacity while taking delivery of newbuilt ships at an unchanged pace. The dry bulk fleet today is 1.75% larger than at the start of 2016.38.8 million dwt has been delivered in the first nine months of the year, while only 25.2 million dwt has been demolished.While BIMCO’s estimate for newbuilt deliveries remains on target for 50 million dwt, the shipping association’s forecast for demolition of dry bulk tonnage for the full year of 2016 must was revised from 40 million dwt down to 35 million dwt.last_img read more

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Emergency Calltakers Dispatchers Honoured

first_imgThe Emergency Management Office will honour the unsung heroes, who provide help to Nova Scotians in emergencies, during National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week, April 13 to 19. Across the province, 911 call-takers and emergency dispatchers work around the clock, 365 days a year, to protect the health, safety and property of Nova Scotians. “Many lives are saved each year, thanks to the dedicated service of 911 call-takers and emergency dispatchers,” said David Morse, acting Minister of Emergency Management. “They work with individuals in very stressful situations by swiftly contacting the appropriate emergency responder, such as police, fire or ambulance.” Hundreds of Nova Scotians rely on the expertise of public safety telecommunicators every day. From an initial call to 911 through to the dispatch of emergency responders, these skilled professionals are a key link in the provision of emergency services. They ensure a prompt and accurate emergency response through the collection of vital information, including the nature of the emergency and location. “The skilled work they do enables rapid response and compassion in times of great distress,” said Craig MacLaughlan, EMO’s chief executive officer. “This week is an opportunity for us all to thank Nova Scotia’s emergency call-takers and dispatchers for their hard work on our behalf.” The province’s four 911 call centres in Dartmouth, Sydney, Truro and Kentville, employ 165 public safety telecommunicators, who handle about 170,000 calls per year. The Emergency Management Office is responsible for administering the provincewide 911 emergency reporting service and works closely with all emergency response agencies.last_img read more

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Le gouvernement provincial célèbre lexcellence artistique

first_imgLe gouvernement provincial a décerné ses plus prestigieux prix pour les arts et la culture lors du sixième gala de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse, aujourd’hui 28 octobre, au Centre Cunard à Halifax. Ce gala annuel est organisé par le Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse et reconnaît les contributions des arts et de la culture à la qualité de vie des Néo-Écossais. James MacSwain, photographe, artiste visuel et cinéaste acclamé, a reçu le Prix Portia White, d’une valeur de 18 000 $, en reconnaissance de son œuvre et de son travail à titre de mentor, d’éducateur et d’administrateur dans le domaine des arts. « James MacSwain a établi une norme élevée pour l’excellence et la participation communautaire dans le cadre de son travail, a dit David Wilson, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Il possède toutes les grandes qualités d’un artiste et d’un citoyen, et cette reconnaissance est très bien méritée. » Un jury d’artistes indépendants a examiné les mises en candidature au Prix Portia White, qui fait la promotion de l’excellence, de l’innovation et de l’expression dans les arts. À titre de récipiendaire du Prix Portia White, M. MacSwain est en mesure de nommer un protégé qui recevra un prix de 7 000 $. Il a choisi le programme de mentorat de l’organisme Visual Arts Nova Scotia comme protégé. Ce programme assure le jumelage de nouveaux artistes à des artistes établis pendant une période de 10 mois. Les participants tirent ainsi profit d’un échange de connaissances et d’expertise qui encourage la création. La collectivité de Chéticamp a aussi été reconnue pour son leadership et a reçu le Prix communautaire pour les arts et la culture, d’une valeur de 10 000 $. Ce prix reconnaît le travail effectué par la collectivité afin d’encourager les programmes artistiques et culturels et de préserver le lien aux racines acadiennes et francophones de la province. À Chéticamp, on retrouve un monde artistique dynamique qui est appuyé par le Conseil des arts de Chéticamp, l’un des conseils des arts régionaux les plus actifs en Nouvelle-Écosse. « Les arts et la culture permettent de bâtir des communautés solides qui améliorent la vie des familles dans toutes les régions, a dit M. Wilson. Ce qui se passe à Chéticamp et dans d’autres collectivités, à l’appui de l’expression créative, correspond à l’engagement du gouvernement visant à développer l’économie de la création en Nouvelle-Écosse. » Cinq personnes ont reçu le Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi, d’une valeur de 5 000 $ : Le Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse offre des conseils et des recommandations aux responsables des programmes et politiques du gouvernement en ce qui a trait aux investissements continus effectués à l’appui des artistes, des industries culturelles et des activités culturelles en Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour obtenir des renseignements sur les prix pour les arts et la culture offerts par le gouvernement provincial, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/tch/culture_prizes.asp. Simon Docking, pianiste classique connu pour son interprétation des œuvres de compositeurs du 20e et du 21e siècles à l’échelle du Canada et sur la scène internationale Sue Goyette, poète et romancière qui a récemment reçu le prix pour la poésie Earl Birney et le prix littéraire de la CBC Sheilagh Hunt, chorégraphe et danseuse célébrée qui a créé plus de 30 œuvres originales mises en scène par Symphony Nova Scotia, Kinetic Studio et Atlantic Fringe Festival Daniel O’Neill, graveur, artiste visuel et éducateur qui a étudié au Ontario College of Art and Design et au Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Dinuk Wijeratne, compositeur, pianiste et chef d’orchestre pour une vaste gamme de compositions originales last_img read more

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Ottawa pledges to cover shortfall from proposed changes to victim surcharge

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government’s plan to allow judges to excuse impoverished offenders from paying a federal victim surcharge could end up shrinking provincial budgets, so Ottawa is prepared to shell out some extra cash — for a time.“Provinces that demonstrate losses or that anticipate losses in revenue as a result of the proposed amendments may apply for transitional funding to offset these costs,” David Taylor, a spokesman for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, wrote in an email statement.Taylor added the funding could be made available for three years, beginning this year.The Liberal government introduced legislation last October aimed at partly overturning a controversial change the previous Conservative government had made to the federal victim surcharges that judges impose on offenders at sentencing.The surcharge came into effect in 1989 as a way to make offenders cover at least some of the costs associated with the impact of crime, by having the provinces and territories collect the money and use it to help fund programs and services for victims.Judges had the discretion to waive the levy if they believed it would cause “undue hardship” to offenders or their dependents.That changed in 2013, when the Conservative government doubled the amount and made it mandatory, even if the offender could not afford to pay.Those changes prompted protests from some judges, as well as court challenges under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.The legislation the Liberal government tabled last fall, Bill C-28, would restore limited discretion to judges.That could mean reduced revenues for provincial and territorial governments, says a memo prepared for Wilson-Raybould last September.The Canadian Press obtained the memo through the Access to Information Act.The majority of the document was redacted, but the title suggests officials were exploring the possibility of dipping into the federal Victims Fund, which has a $27.8 million budget this year, to make up for the potential shortfall. The memo includes figures showing lapsed funding that would provide some room to do so.The memo also shows how much money the federal victim surcharge had provided to provinces and Yukon territory annually over five years ending in 2015, a period that includes before and after the Conservatives made it mandatory.In 2014-15, the provinces and the territory collected nearly $15.4 million.The Justice Department said more recent statistics are not yet available.It is difficult to predict the fiscal impact of Bill C-28, which has yet to be debated in the House of Commons.On the one hand, the numbers in the memo do show that, with the exception of Prince Edward Island, revenue from the federal surcharge increased after the Conservatives made it mandatory.On the other hand, the numbers in some cases reveal a growing discrepancy between the amount imposed and the amount actually collected, suggesting that allowing judges to waive the federal surcharge in some cases could increase the collection rate.In Ontario, for example, 2014-15 saw more than $9.8 million in federal surcharges imposed on offenders, but only $3.2 million was collected.In 2012-13, judges imposed only $1.9 million in federal surcharges, but nearly $1.2 million was actually paid, which means there was less revenue in total but a much higher rate of collection.The memo also suggests it is important to keep the numbers in perspective.“We understand that in most jurisdictions, the federal victim surcharge makes up a very small proportion of total revenues in comparison to the provincial surcharge,” an official wrote.Still, the potential loss in revenue is something that Sue O’Sullivan, the federal ombudsman for victims of crime, had previously raised as a concern.“Whatever changes are made cannot result in any significant loss to the funding to the provinces and territories, because this money goes to these programs that are essential to support victims in the aftermath of a crime,” she said last October.O’Sullivan was unavailable to be interviewed for this story.It should also be noted that Bill C-28 would not completely reverse the Conservative changes, instead presenting a middle ground that includes requiring offenders to apply for an exemption and not reducing the amount of the surcharge.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

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Autopsies reveal ligature neck compression in Toronto couples death

first_imgHomicide detectives have taken over the investigation into the deaths of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey after autopsies revealed the couple died from “ligature neck compression,” Toronto police said Sunday night.Police issued a brief statement, but refused to comment further about the deaths of the couple, who were found in their Toronto home on Friday.“That is what the post-mortem indicates and that is the terminology that they give us,” Const. Michelle Flannery said when asked to elaborate on findings from autopsies performed over the weekend.The statement said homicide detectives have taken the lead on investigating the deaths, which have been classified as “suspicious.”  Homicide detectives have been involved in the investigation since Friday.A funeral for Barry and Honey will take place at the International Centre in Mississauga at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel will run the proceedings. Health minister @DrEricHoskins on the deaths of Berry and Honey Sherman: “these two individuals were very special people.” @CityNews pic.twitter.com/AmSjdzZTXb— Amanda Ferguson (@CityNewsAmanda) December 18, 2017The statement contained no other details, except to formally identify the Shermans as the two people found dead in a Toronto home on Friday.Previously, police refused to confirm the identities, although they had been identified by a number of political and business leaders.Hoskins: “It was not only shocking to learn of their passing, but naturally the circumstances have been really shocking for their friends and family” @CityNews— Amanda Ferguson (@CityNewsAmanda) December 18, 2017Sherman, 75, was the founder of pharmaceutical giant Apotex. He started the company in 1974 and grew it into the largest Canadian-owned drug company.Canadian Business magazine recently assessed his fortune at $4.77 billion, making him the 15th richest person in the country.Sherman faced legal action from family members alleging they had been cut out of the company over the years.As a producer of more than 300 generic pharmaceutical products, Apotex has itself seen a number court cases, as companies have pushed back on its efforts to sell cheaper no-name options.Honey Sherman, 70, was on number of boards, including the York University Foundation and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.The Shermans were among Canada’s most generous philanthropists and also organized funding of charitable causes through the Apotex Foundation. The couple made numerous multimillion-dollar donations to hospitals, schools and charities and had buildings named in their honour.last_img read more

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14 protesters arrested at Trans Mountain work site in Burnaby BC

first_imgThe incident follows the arrest of at least 28 demonstrators under the banner Protect the Inlet after they zip-tied themselves to a gate at the site over the weekend.A spokesperson for Protect the Inlet said then that protesters will continue to loudly voice their opposition to the project.Burnaby RCMP wouldn’t comment on the nature of the latest protests, but have said the force is not an interested party in the pipeline debate and officers are there to ensure everyone’s safety.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) BURNABY, B.C. – RCMP say more than a dozen people protesting the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline have been arrested at a construction site in Burnaby, B.C.A B.C. Supreme Court judge granted the company an injunction last week restricting protesters from entering within five metres of two terminal work sites.Mounties say 13 people were arrested and later released for breaching the injunction by late Monday afternoon while one other person was arrested for obstructing a police officer.last_img read more

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A timeless tale of cross-cultural harmony

first_imgIndia Harmony Foundation and Penguin launched a book entitled, ‘A Tale of Wonder: Kathakautukam’ by Srivara, translated into English by diplomat /scholar and renowned author A N D Haksar and published by Penguin.The book launch was held on March 29, 2019, at Kamladevi Complex, India International Centre, in the presence of Chief Guest N N Vohra, former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. ‘A Tale of Wonder: Kathakautukam’ is a scintillating example of cross-cultural harmony from medieval Kashmir. A Biblical and Koranic story in medieval Persian reaches Kashmir and is transformed there into a Sanskrit epic poem, with India’s mythic overtones – an attestation to this country’s rich syncretic and multicultural past. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn this tale, the beautiful princess Zuleikha has nightly visions of Yusuf, a handsome young stranger. Captivated by his beauty, her waking hours are filled with heartaches, much to the anxiety of her near ones. But Zuleikha is resolved to be united with Yusuf. Her dreams also reveal the obstacles to be surmounted. What ensues is a captivating account of longing and love — a parable of the soul’s journey in its search for the divine. Magnificent in its simple elegance, ‘A Tale of Wonder’ is beautifully translated by A N D Haksar, with an introduction shedding light on the remarkable provenance of this timeless story.last_img read more

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Poverty under the spotlight as Ban announces visits to Africa

24 May 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today unveiled plans to visit Africa three times over the next month as he highlights the challenges facing the continent as it tries to achieve the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today unveiled plans to visit Africa three times over the next month as he highlights the challenges facing the continent as it tries to achieve the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.Addressing his monthly press conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Mr. Ban announced a programme of upcoming official travel that will begin on Thursday with a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Third Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations.“Support for the Alliance keeps growing,” he said, referring to the group that was established by Spain and Turkey in 2005 and operates under the auspices of the UN. “The number of countries now exceeds 100. The United States just became the latest to join. Such bridge-building work – across cultures, religions and traditions – is critical to so many of our global challenges.”The Secretary-General then travels to Malawi to address the country’s Parliament and meet President Bingu wa Mutarika, who also serves as the current President of the African Union (AU).Mr. Ban is also scheduled to visit a so-called Millennium Village, where UN agencies work with governments, aid organizations and civil society groups to try to lift residents out of extreme poverty and attain the MDGs.In 2000 world leaders agreed at a summit in New York to work towards the Goals – which include halving the number of people living in extreme poverty, slashing rates of maternal mortality and ensuring all children can complete their primary-level schooling – by a target date of 2015.World leaders are slated to meet again at UN Headquarters this September to chart the progress made so far and to determine where efforts need to be focused over the next five years. UN officials have warned that sub-Saharan Africa is the region struggling the most to reach the MDGs.Mr. Ban said today that after he visits Malawi he will then head to Kampala, Uganda, to convene the first review conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC), set up as a permanent tribunal to try people accused of the worst war crimes.“We have come a long way. A decade ago, few would have believed that the International Criminal Court would now be fully operational, investigating and trying perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity across a growing geography of countries.“The Kampala review conference is an important opportunity – not only to take stock of our progress, but to strengthen our collective determination that international crimes cannot go unpunished.”The final leg of the first trip will be in Nice for the Africa-France summit, where Mr. Ban said he would meet with many African leaders and participate in discussions on climate change and economic development.The Secretary-General is scheduled to return to Africa early next month, starting with South Africa, where his visit will coincide with the opening of the World Cup soccer championships – what he called “a fabulous tribute to Africa’s prowess and potential.”Later he will travel to Burundi, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin and Sierra Leone for talks with national leaders, UN staff and civil society groups, much of it focused on the MDGs.Mr. Ban said today that he will make a third visit to the continent late next month when he travels to Gabon and then the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a UN peacekeeping mission – known as MONUC – has been in operation for 11 years.“MONUC is at a crucial stage of its work, and I want to personally engage with the country’s leaders on the important matters at stake.”The Congolese leadership has said recently that it wants the mission to withdraw by August 2011, but UN officials including Mr. Ban have warned that the security situation in the vast and troubled country may not have stabilized sufficiently by then to warrant a departure. read more

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Kosovo holds key to regional peace new UN envoy says on arrival

Speaking to reporters at the airport, the envoy said Kosovo is the last piece in the puzzle taking the western Balkans from the conflicts of the 1990s towards normalization, stabilization and European integration.”I firmly believe that there will be no normalization, no stabilization in the western Balkans unless the issue of Kosovo is resolved,” he said. Stability, normality, clarity of status in Kosovo will benefit not only Kosovo, its inhabitants, but the entire region.”He pledged to work hard with his colleagues in UNMIK, with the provisional authorities and with all concerned to help Kosovo advance for the sake of its people. read more

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Annan urges greater efforts to rid world of landmines

“Anti-personnel mines still kill and maim innocent people every day, and hold back entire communities in working their way out of poverty,” Mr. Annan, who is in New York, told the Nairobi Summit on a Mine-Free World by satellite hook-up. “We cannot rest until all landmines are cleared, and these indiscriminate weapons banished forever.”He hailed the progress made since the adoption, five years ago, of the Anti-personnel Mine-Ban, which has 144 States parties, and pledged the UN’s full backing for the Summit’s goals.The Secretary-General urged pressure on States, “including some of the world’s largest,” to become parties to the treaty, and called for assistance to help poor countries meet their obligations to clear mined areas. The United States and the Russian Federation have not signed the pact.Mr. Annan also called attention to the problem of explosive remnants of war, urging all countries to ratify Protocol V to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, which deals with that ordnance.”Today, 14 UN agencies, programmes, departments and funds are working in mine action in more than 30 countries,” he said. “We will sustain our efforts, and we will do our best to help improve coordination, since each year, more and more organizations are joining this great cause.” read more

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Higher interest rates weaker retail outlooks send stocks lower Dow posts worst

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks ended a tough week on a down note Friday, hurt by retailers and companies that are sensitive to rising interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst week of the year.The Dow edged down 30 points, or 0.2 per cent, to close at 15,081. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell five points, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,655. The Nasdaq eased three points, or 0.09 per cent, to 3,602.The possibility of a cutback in the Federal Reserve’s massive bond-buying program in September has roiled the bond market. The 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.83 per cent, its highest level since July 2011. A week ago, the yield was 2.58 per cent.Shares of utilities and telecommunications companies, which typically perform poorly in a higher interest-rate environment, closed broadly lower. by The Associated Press Posted Aug 16, 2013 4:25 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Higher interest rates, weaker retail outlooks send stocks lower; Dow posts worst week of year read more

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Ahead of Youth Day UN chief hears concerns from young people across

“Your generation is the largest the world has ever known,” Mr. Ban told young people taking part in the Global Interactive Dialogue on UN Youth Initiatives. “The tools at your disposal for communicating and acting are unprecedented. But so are the challenges – from growing inequalities and shrinking opportunities, to the threats of climate change and environmental degradation.”Mr. Ban’s Five-Year Action Plan has as one of its priorities working for and with young people. As part of this commitment, Mr. Ban appointed his first ever Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, earlier this year.“Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi is working with different UN entities, governments, civil society, academia and the media to empower youth within and outside the UN system,” Mr. Ban said, adding that Mr. Alhendawi’s website, launched today, will also serve as an Online Platform for Youth, through which young people can voice their concerns to the UN.“I am fully committed to working with youth and exploring how you can contribute more to creating a sustainable, equitable future of opportunity and dignity for all,” Mr. Ban said.He added that Mr. Alhendawi is working with the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development to bring all parts of the UN together under an action plan for youth.The plan, which is partly based on the My World survey carried out among thousands of youth from around the world earlier this year, focuses on five thematic areas: employment and entrepreneurship; political inclusion; civic engagement and protection of rights; education, including comprehensive sexual education; and health.Other initiatives include UN youth volunteer programmes and forums where youth can engage with the UN at the national, regional and global levels.The interactive dialogue also features the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin; the Acting Head of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Lakshmi Puri; the Special Representative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Youth and Social Inclusion, Charles Dan; and the Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Director for Arab States of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Sima Bahous. read more

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Interesting Swedish PlayOff series

← Previous Story Michael Damgaard extends in Magdeburg: Great place for me and my family Next Story → NEW ERA IN ANGOLA with Morten Soubak: It looks very exciting It seems that Championship race in Sweden would be much more interesting than in the last few years. The reigning champions IFK Kristianstad will need a lot of energy to overcome Ystads IF HF led by legendary right back Kim Andersson.Currently is 1:1 in semi-final series (32:26 – 23:26 – BEST OF 5) with the third match on Tuesday in Kristianstad.In the second semi-final, reigning vice-champions Alingsas lead 2:1 against Savehof (27:20 – 23:28 – 24:23).  read more

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Three arrested in connection with Leicester house fire

first_imgPOLICE IN ENGLAND have arrested three people in relation to a street attack, which is believed could be linked to a house fire which killed three people in Leicester.Shehnila Taufiq died along with her 19-year-old daughter and sons, aged 17 and 15, named by their local mosque as Zainab, Jamal and Bilal. The victims were the wife and children of Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, a Dublin-based neurosurgeon.The family were inside their terraced home in the Spinney Hills area of Leicester when the blaze broke out in the early hours of Friday morning.On Friday evening, a 19-year-old man was arrested in London in connection with the fire. Two women, both aged 19, were also arrested.All three were arrested over the killing of the man in his 20s, named in local reports as father-of-one Antoin Akpom.Police have not ruled out a link between the two events, and say they are investigating whether the fire was started intentionally as a revenge attack.Read: Wife and children of Dublin-based doctor killed in Leicester house firelast_img read more

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Deepwater horizon une catastrophe écologique qui hante toujours les habitants

first_imgDeepwater horizon : une catastrophe écologique qui hante toujours les habitantsL’explosion en 2010 de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon a fait 11 morts mais le bilan s’avère plus lourd au fur et à mesure que l’on découvre les conséquences de la marée noire sur l’environnement et les hommes. C’est ce dont traite le documentaire de Joe Berlinger, Black Tide :Voices from the Gulf que Maxisciences est allé voir à l’occasion du Festival International du Film d’Environnement.Survenue le 20 avril 2010, l’explosion de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon à 80 km au large de La Nouvelle-Orléans, a fait 11 morts et causé le déversement de 760 millions de litres de pétrole brut dans le golfe du Mexique jusqu’à ce que les autorités arrivent à obstruer le puits quatre mois plus tard. Au total, environ 11.130 tonnes de composés de gaz et de pétrole se sont répandus chaque jour dans l’environnement. Rapidement, l’accident s’est ainsi avéré être la pire catastrophe écologique que les Etats-Unis aient jamais connu. Pas de moins de 1.600 kilomètres de côte ont été touchés par la marée noire dégradant voire tuant l’écosystème qu’abritait le Golfe du Mexique. Selon les spécialistes, il faudra ainsi à la région des décennies pour retrouver un semblant de ce qu’elle était avant le 20 avril 2010. Marécages, coraux, des milliers d’oiseaux et des centaines de tortues et de dauphins comptent dans les dommages directs de cet accident de l’or noir. Les deux activités dont dépendaient les habitants du Golfe du Mexique, le pétrole et la pêche, ont été toutes deux interdites dans les mois qui ont suivi la catastrophe ce qui a entrainé de nombreuses faillites et des désertions. Peu de gens touchés par cette crise ont été indemnisés à l’heure actuelle malgré les dommages auxquels ils ont dû faire face. Alors que la société Weatherford, un sous-traitant de BP, vient d’être disculpée par un tribunal américain de toute charge pour la marée noire dans le golfe du Mexique en 2010, des personnes souffrent encore actuellement de cet accident industriel. Du pétrole écoulé toujours dans la nature À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Certains ont perdu leur emploi, leur profession quand d’autres ont perdu la santé. Les pêcheurs ont tous mis la clé sous la porte. Les ostréiculteurs ont fait de même à part quelques survivants qui se sont attachés à trier minutieusement leur marchandise ou à l’importer d’ailleurs. Pourtant, le Golfe du Mexique était réputé pour ces huitres. C’étaient les meilleures de toute l’Amérique pour beaucoup. Une réputation aujourd’hui perdue. Sous la caméra de Joe Berlinger, se succèdent ainsi des témoignages bruts et touchants des habitants qui parlent de la misère sans fin dont ils souffrent aujourd’hui suite à la catastrophe. Mais le documentaire Black Tide : Voices from the Gulf relance également le débat déjà entamé par les scientifiques sur la question des 780 millions de litres de pétrole. Une partie a été pompée, récupérée ou brûlée à la surface, une autre partie s’est évaporée ou s’est dissoute. Les autorités et BP se sont vite inquiétés face à l’ampleur de la marée noire et de ses dégâts. Ils ont alors décidé de répandre du dispersant chimique pour transformer les énorme plaques de pétrole flottantes en microgoutelettes. Mais le pétrole n’a pas disparu pour autant comme l’ont révélé de récentes études. Ainsi, une question reste dans les esprits : était-il réellement judicieux de régler le problème de la pollution par la pollution au vu du résultat obtenu ?Selon l’Agence fédérale américaine National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), un peu plus du quart du pétrole écoulé subsisterait encore dans la nature. Encore aujourd’hui, les conséquences sont difficiles à déterminer sur le court comme sur le long terme. C’est cette peur de l’inconnu qui transparait désormais dans les discussions entre les habitants du Golfe alors même que l’incident est considéré comme clos pour beaucoup, à tort.Le 19 février 2012 à 15:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Le trafic de faux médicaments un fléau qui ne cesse de croitre

first_imgLe trafic de faux médicaments, un fléau qui ne cesse de croitrePour lutter contre le véritable “fléau” que représente le trafic de faux médicaments dans les pays pauvres, un colloque a été organisé jeudi à Paris.Le trafic de faux médicaments dans les pays pauvres est un phénomène international qui prend sans cesse de l’ampleur. Sans autorité sanitaire vigilante et en l’absence d’outils efficaces pour lutter contre les faux médicaments, ceux-ci se présentent ainsi sous diverses formes. Majoritairement produits en Asie et principalement écoulés en Afrique (parfois via la Colombie), ils sont dépourvus de principe actif ou encore sous-dosés. Le plus souvent, ils imitent une grande marque avec un emballage presque identique au vrai produit.”C’est un fléau qui ne fait que s’aggraver, une nouvelle activité du crime organisé qui vient après le trafic de drogue mais qui pourrait dans quelques temps le dépasser”, explique le professeur Marc Gentilini, responsable du programme santé de la Fondation Chirac qui milite sur ce sujet. Des malfaiteurs ont vu dans le développement des médicaments et des vaccins dans les pays en développement, un moyen facile de gagner beaucoup d’argent sans risques, souligne la Fondation Chirac. En effet, selon l’ONG américaine Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, le marché des faux médicaments pesait 75 milliards de dollars en 2010, un chiffre en hausse de 90% sur cinq ans. Par ailleurs, le trafic de médicaments contrefaits serait 25 fois plus lucratif que la vente de drogue et beaucoup moins surveillé. Selon une autre organisation américaine, National Crime Prevention Council, plus de 10% des médicaments vendus dans le monde sont contrefaits avec des pointes à 70% dans certains pays. Un “véritable crime” À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?”Aujourd’hui, mis à part quelques rares pays du monde où la riposte commence à s’organiser, les autorités n’ont pas pris les mesures qui s’imposent pour prévenir et contrôler ce grave préjudice pour la santé publique”, souligne la Fondation Chirac citée par l’AFP. Car si “contre les drogues, il y a toute une série de mesures répressives et d’organisations relativement efficaces, contre le trafic des faux médicaments il n’y a actuellement rien”, indique le Pr Gentilini. “Le drogué fait un choix plus ou moins libre alors que celui qui achète un faux médicament croit qu’il achète un vrai”, rappelle t-il également.Comme il le précise, si vendre du faux Viagra sur Internet est une “tromperie” répréhensible et qui doit être combattu, en revanche écouler de faux antipaludéens parmi les populations africaines est ainsi un véritable “crime”.Le 21 juin 2012 à 18:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Stringent punishment sought for rapistkiller

first_imgVikarabad: Nayee Brahmana Association (NBA) organised a rally, here on Monday, demanding corporal punishment for the accused in the Warangal incident, where nine-year-old girl was brutally raped and murdered. Association leaders Ramesh, Raju, Srinivas, Shekhar, Ravi, Mahender, Satish, CITU district secretary P Ashok were present. They condemned the sexual assaults on women and girl children.last_img

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This country just listed itself on Airbnb

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — For anyone who’s ever complained about tiny hotel rooms and cramped quarters while on the road, this Airbnb listing has all the elbow room you’ll ever need.In what is being considered an ingenious marketing move, Visit Sweden has just listed the entire country on the popular accommodation site in hopes of attracting tourists and generating buzz.Hailed as the first partnership of its kind with Airbnb, the marketing campaign includes nine different ‘listings’ ranging from Rocky Island in the Stockholm Archipelago to a ‘Cliff with Panoramic Ocean View’ near Skuleskogen.According to the airbnb.site, the listings aim to “make this home available for everyone”, based on a Swedish law that gives all people the right to be free in Swedish nature. “In other words, Swedish nature isn’t just a piece of land with trees and lakes and cliffs – it’s a home with all the necessities and amenities that any great home should have.”More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyTo see the listings, go to sweden.withairbnb.com. Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Thursday, May 25, 2017 Tags: Airbnb, Sweden This country just listed itself on Airbnblast_img read more

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