World Cup 2019: David Warner’s 166 trumps Mushfiqur Rahim’s 102 as Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runs

first_img commentary scorecard No data available! Next advertisement view more view less Ajay Tiwari NottinghamJune 20, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 00:24 IST Australia overcame the Bangladesh challenge in a tense finish on Thursday (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia beat Bangladesh by 48 runs in their World Cup 2019 encounter on ThursdayDavid Warner starred with the bat for Australia hitting 166 runsFor Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim tried his best with 102* but couldn’t avoid a defeatDavid Warner firmly stamped his authority on the World Cup 2019 as he hit a blazing 166 to set up Australia’s 48-run victory over Bangladesh in their encounter at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Set a target of 382 to win, Bangladesh were always looking at a tough task as they kept losing wickets at regular wickets to muster 333/8 in 50 overs.Having won the toss and opting to bat first, Warner and skipper Aaron Finch (53) put on a 121-run stand for the 1st wicket, punishing the bowlers all over the park. The surprise element for Bangladesh was part-time bowler Soumya Sarkar who picked 3/58 off his 8 overs to five Bangladesh some respite.After Finch departed, new batsman Usman Khawaja (89) joined Warner to post a 192-run partnership to put the match beyond Bangladesh’s reach. There was a time when Warner looked good for a 200 but he fell while trying to scoop a bouncer from Sarkar. Glenn Maxwell then provided the innings the required impetus by hitting 32 off just 10 balls, before being run-out by a direct-hit from Rubel Hossain.Australia win by 48 runs!Mushfiqur led the fight for but the Aussies just had too much on the board, with Warner’s century and good hands from Finch, Khawaja and Maxwell.go top of the table! #CWC19 | #RiseOfTheTigers | #CmonAussie pic.twitter.com/alYr8TRFoxCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 20, 2019Alex Carey (11*) and Marcus Stoinis (17*) then pulled the team total to 381, despite rain arriving at the end of the 49th over.In reply, Bangladesh lost Sarkar early to a direct-hit from Aaron Finch, which brought last match’s hero Shakib al Hasan to the crease. In combination with Tamim Iqbal, the duo posted 79 runs together to bring Bangladesh over 100. Shakib (41) fell soon after leaving the responsibility of the chase on Tamim and the rest. Tamim didn’t disappoint as he held firm at one end before being bowled by Mitchell Starc for 62. Liton Das (20) too fell while trying to up the ante.advertisementAt 175/4 in the 30th over, Mahmudullah joined Mushfiqur in the middle and the pair played together some audacious shots to string together an 127-run partnership for the 5th wicket. Their smart hitting made the Australians briefly nervous as the last powerplay ensued. Bangladesh needed 82 off the last 5 overs and though it looked improbable, the presence of the 2 batsmen at the crease made the side believe.But the hope was shortlived as Mahmudullah perished trying to heave a bouncer from Nathan Coulter-Nile, being caught by Pat Cummins at deep-square-leg. Sabbir Rahman was out for a first-ball duck on the next delivery leaving the chase in tatters.Thereon, Mushfiqur tried his best – while bringing up his century from 95 balls – but due to lack of a proper batting partner at the other end, he could only watch as his side fell short by 48 runs.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Never forget the joy of playing, says Virat Kohli after spending time with kidsAlso Read | David Warner creates World Cup history with brutal 166 vs BangladeshFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Australia vs BangladeshFollow David Warner World Cup 2019: David Warner’s 166 trumps Mushfiqur Rahim’s 102 as Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runsWorld Cup 2019: David Warner’s scintillating 166 highlighted a day of dominance for Australia as they managed to overcome a spirited chasing effort from Bangladesh, who fell short of the 382-run target by 48 runs, despite a counter-attacking 102 from Mushfiqur Rahim graphslast_img read more

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Make Weather Information Relevant – Clarke

first_imgMinister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, says there may be a need to consider how weather information is packaged and presented so that it has more relevance and significance to the public at large. The Agriculture Minister made the comment on Monday as he addressed the opening session of a two-day Caribbean Agro-Meteorological Initiative (CAMI) conference at the Knutsford Hotel in New Kingston. He noted that while farmers rely on weather patterns and seasonal forecasting for planting, “it is unfortunate that it is not until there is the threat of a storm or some disaster that we take with much seriousness, weather-related information”. He said that to better serve the farming community, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has acquired 16 weather stations, 13 of which have been erected in major agricultural production areas. The weather stations provide relevant meteorological and agricultural information to enable farmers to more accurately plan and manage their farming operations. “These measure rainfall, temperature, solar radiation, relative humidity and dew point. They also generate a number of other data including evapotranspiration. The equipment is programmed to record measurement at 30-minute intervals each day. These are then downloaded to a computer for later analysis,” Minister Clarke said. He added that RADA has been forging links to build its capacity to use this tool in its extension service and will receive assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for training and hardware under its climate change initiatives. The Agriculture Minister stated the region will have to place greater emphasis on climate change and adaptation strategies if its agricultural industry is to remain sustainable and viable. “Climate change poses many threats to agriculture, including the reduction of agricultural productivity, production stability, fish yields and incomes of the rural farm family that already have high levels of food insecurity and limited means of coping with adverse weather. Agriculture is where climate change, food security and poverty reduction intersect,” he said. In the meantime, Minister for Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, noted that climate change “affects every sector, every country, every community, every neighbourhood and every life on this planet.” He congratulated the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology and the participating countries for working together in the best interests of regional agriculture and food security. The conference, to be held under the theme: ‘Breaking New Ground in the Caribbean: Weather and Climate Serving Agriculture,’ will examine and highlight the statistical climate analyses, seasonal forecasting, crop water use and irrigation management among other issues. CAMI is a three-year project, which began in 2009 and had, as its overarching goal, to increase and sustain agricultural productivity at the farm level in Caribbean countries through improved dissemination and application of weather and climate information. It is supported by 10 Caribbean States and received a grant of Euros $1, 112,714 from the European Union through the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ (ACP) Science and Technology programme.last_img read more

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2nd Shipment of ACP-Bound New Locks Equipment Departs …

first_imgMay 19, 2014 zoom The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced yesterday that the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise, loaded with four new gates for the third set of locks, has sailed from Trieste, Italy for Panama.STX Sun Rise is expected to arrive to Panama in mid-June, depending on weather conditions.“This is another important milestone towards the completion of a project that will have an important impact on the international maritime community,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano.The Panama Canal Expansion Program is the largest engineering effort to be undertaken at the canal since the original construction of the waterway began more than a century ago. The program is currently 74% complete.last_img read more

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Province Celebrating Community Spirit

first_imgNova Scotians will be able to show pride in their communities through a new registry of declarations that celebrates unique aspects of the province’s culture and heritage. The registry will be established by the Community Spirit Act introduced today, Nov. 24, by Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister David Wilson. “Promoting strong communities is another way we are making life better for families and the Community Spirit Act will support that by building civic pride,” said Mr. Wilson. “Nova Scotians know that honouring our diverse culture and heritage leads to vibrant communities and we look forward to working with municipalities to develop the registry.” An example of a community that could benefit from the new registry is LaHave in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, which is home to Fort Point Museum located at Fort Ste. Marie de Grace, a national historic site. The area was mapped by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1604, and established as the first capital of New France in 1632. The Fort Point Museum commemorates more than 400 years of history for Nova Scotians and visitors and has built a connection with the Mi’kmaq community. Billing itself as a living museum, it also tells the story of the LaHave light station and plays host to many community groups and events throughout the year. The museum’s oral history project records the stories and experiences of local elders and makes them available to visitors and the community. The registry would provide an opportunity for the community to work with the municipality to recognize this aspect of its heritage through a provincially-registered declaration. “Nova Scotia has a diverse culture and heritage and the registry will help raise the profile of communities that have a local story to tell,” said Donna Malone, president of the Lunenburg County Historical Society, which operates Fort point Museum. “The registry will enable communities to officially promote their uniqueness to a much wider provincial and national audience.” When the registry becomes active, municipalities will be able to approve declarations about unique qualities associated with their communities and request provincial registration. Once approved by the Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the declarations would be added to the registry, which will be available online. Declarations can highlight important events or elements of culture and heritage that distinguish communities and add to the quality of life enjoyed by residents. An application process for registration will encourage municipalities to consider legal, historical and cultural factors before approving declarations and submitting them to the province for registration. Application forms and the registry will be available online beginning in spring 2012. Information about Fort Point Museum is available at www.fortpointmuseum.com.last_img read more

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JK Rowling And Eddie Redmayne To Attend Special Screening Of Fantastic Beasts

first_imgLumos Foundation USA – author JK Rowling’s international non-profit children’s organization – announced today that J.K. Rowling will join Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne on stage at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 6:00 pm for a conversation, followed by a special advance screening of the much-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures feature film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th St. and Seventh Avenue in New York City, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, and online here.This exclusive event to benefit Lumos Foundation USA, in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and publisher Scholastic Inc., will follow the film’s worldwide premiere, being held earlier that week in New York, and is prior to the UK premiere in London the following week. The film will open worldwide on November 18th, 2016 and on November 19th, Scholastic will publish the screenplay of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling in the United States and Canada.The benefit screening at Carnegie Hall will be introduced by director David Yates together with members of the cast. All proceeds will go directly toward the work of Lumos to help the eight million children in orphanages around the world get back to family life.The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a new and original story by J.K. Rowling, marking her screenwriting debut. In addition to Eddie Redmayne, the film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, and Colin Farrell.Ticket revenues will support the We Are Lumos Worldwide campaign in the United States, United Kingdom and across the globe. The campaign will launch in September and help raise awareness and funds to end the harmful and unnecessary practice of placing children in orphanages.“Decades of research and evidence show us that all aspects of a child’s development suffer when they are raised in orphanages and institutions. These places can never replace what a child needs, which is love, care and attention from a dedicated parent or caregiver,” said Georgette Mulheir, CEO of Lumos. “Because most children in orphanages are not orphans, they can go home if we can put the right support in place for their families.“We are profoundly grateful to J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. and Scholastic for making this exciting film screening possible. Not only is it an opportunity to be among the first to see the film, but it will also help Lumos do the vital work needed to help the millions of vulnerable and voiceless children in orphanages get back to their families and family life, which is their right, and it is where they belong.”“Warner Bros. is proud to support the important work done by Lumos,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. “Jo has inspired millions with her amazing storytelling, and now Lumos is doing the same through their work on behalf of children everywhere. They are truly changing the world, one child at a time.”“J.K. Rowling’s brilliant Harry Potter series has inspired and encouraged millions of children around the world. Now Jo and the Lumos Foundation are improving the lives of millions more children by helping return them to family life, and Scholastic is proud to support this important work,” said Dick Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO, Scholastic.Thanks to the generosity of Warner Bros., Scholastic and Lumos’ 100% Pledge, every cent donated and raised by the event will go directly to Lumos’ Families Not Orphanages Fund. The Fund will help children in the countries where Lumos works to leave orphanages and return to a family life. No portion of any donations will go to administration, fundraising or overhead costs of the organization.Visitors to the wearelumos.org/worldwide website are invited to sign up now to the We Are Lumos Worldwide campaign, which will launch in September. Those registering now will receive early notification of further exciting announcements.Over the past decade, Lumos has helped thousands of children – from infants to older children – return to family life in Central and Eastern Europe and more recently in Haiti. Now, in its second decade, Lumos is expanding its work in Latin America and the Caribbean, and other regions around the world with the aim to end institutionalization of children globally by 2050.last_img read more

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Toronto exchange mostly flat while US indices set 2nd day of record

first_imgThe Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index was relatively flat as gains in lumber operations were offset by losses in marijuana companies.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 21.24 points to 16,308.18.“It’s basically being pulled at two sides,” said Ian Scott, an equity analyst at Manulife Asset Management.“It’s basically like trees versus weeds today.”West Fraser Timber Co. (TSX:WFT) shares jumped 5.38 per cent or $4.33 to $84.83 after RBC upgraded West Fraser from under-perform to sector-perform, he said, removing the final under-perform rating for the company.That bump permeated throughout the industry, Scott said. Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP) and Canfor Copr. (TSX:CFP) also both gained more than five per cent.But the boost from the materials sector was offset by a fall in health care. Shares in the sector shed more than six per cent on average, with two marijuana companies being the index’s biggest losers of the day.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) shares dropped 13.87 per cent or $5.21 to $32.35, while Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) shares fell 12.31 per cent or $2.53 to $18.02.Volatility is the name of the game in the marijuana sector now, Scott said.“Any time a stock climbs over 40 per cent in six days with no news flow, you should be prepared to see some profits taken,” he said.Canopy Growth shares closed at $29.74 on Dec. 29 and hit a 2018 high of $42.07 on Jan. 9 — a 41.46 per cent increase.On Wall Street, all three indices reached a second consecutive day of record highs.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 228.46 points to 25,803.19, the S&P 500 index advanced 18.68 points to 2,786.24 and the Nasdaq composite index moved up 49.28 points to 7,261.06.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 79.97 cents US, up 0.19 of a U.S. cent.The February crude contract advanced 50 cents to US$64.30 per barrel and the February natural gas contract rose 11.6 cents to US$3.20 mmBTU.The February gold contract gained US$12.40 to US$1,334.90 an ounce and the March copper contract shed roughly 1.5 cents to about US$3.22 a pound.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

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Israel and Lebanon willing to speed up process of visibly marking Blue

18 August 2010Lebanon and Israel have voiced interest in accelerating the process of marking the so-called Blue Line separating the two countries, the military head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the region reported today. Major-General Alberto Asarta Cuevas, the Force Commander of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), held a tripartite meeting tonight with senior Israeli and Lebanese military representatives at the UN position at the Ras Al Naqoura crossing.The tripartite meeting was held as part of efforts to ensure that the Blue Line, as identified by the UN in 2000, is fully respected in its entirety. An exchange of fire between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on 3 August reportedly led to the deaths of at least four people. The incident was triggered by Israel’s announcement of its intention to cut down a tree in the proximity of the Blue Line. UNIFIL said in a statement that the tree is located south of the line on the Israeli side.Major-General Asarta described tonight’s meeting as constructive.“The process of visibly marking the Blue Line on the ground is an important endeavour which would reduce tension and the possibility of inadvertent violations,” he said. “The parties have expressed to me their strong interest in speeding up this process.“I believe that the deliberations will have a positive impact on the speed and accuracy of the technical work UNIFIL is doing with the parties on the ground to visibly mark the Blue Line.”The Force Commander added that he had received assurances from both sides that they wanted to continue working closely with UNIFIL to maintain calm in the area.“No one is interested in an escalation. All parties must strive to maintain the cessation of hostilities.” read more

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No humanitarian agencies left in besieged Afghan city of Kunduz after hospital

Anecdotal evidence points to one or few MSF staff still in the hospital, trying to provide health services to the population, but this has not been confirmed, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spokesman Jens Laerke told a briefing in Geneva. “The big picture is that international aid agencies have been forced out of the city for the time being, so there is essentially no proper health and trauma care for those left there,” he said. The MSF hospital had been the only facility of its kind in the entire north-eastern region, serving some 300,000 people in Kunduz alone. Fighting between armed groups and Government forces is ongoing, the airport is closed to civilian aircrafts and there is no road access into the city because of road side bombs, ambushes and road blocks, Mr. Laerke said.An estimated 8,500 families have been displaced in the region by the fighting. Identifying and responding to the needs of these internally displaced people is now a high priority, but these are largely unquantified due to lack of access, although agencies do have available stock in the region and a small-scale response is being sporadically arranged where access allows, he added.When a reporter said MSF was doing a job essentially under the UN umbrella, yet there was not really any UN support for their call for an independent investigation, adding that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has not said as much as he would were it a UN agency that was bombed, spokesmen strongly rebutted the charge.Ahmad Fawzi, interim Director of the UN Information Service in Geneva, noted that it was Mr. Ban himself who had called over the weekend for a “thorough and impartial investigation into the attack in order to ensure accountability.”Differentiating between UN staff and non-UN staff in the treatment of the issue is a false premise, he said, stressing that it was not accurate to say that, had it been UN staff instead of MSF, the Secretary-General would call for a UN or independent investigation. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are included in emergency security procedures covering UN staff, meaning there was care for non-UN workers, humanitarian workers, in areas of conflict and an impartial investigation carries more weight in the eyes of outsiders who view the work of the UN in a critical and constructive manner, he declared.Mr. Laerke noted that Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien had also strongly condemned the attack.A statement issued Saturday by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) noted that according to MSF, pro-Government forces had been informed of the precise location of the medical facilities. While it has yet to be established whether or not the hospital or immediate surroundings were the target of the attack, or were recklessly endangered by it, airstrikes reportedly continued to hit the area for a further 30 minutes after pro-Government forces were informed they were endangering a medical facility. According to OHCHR, a United States spokesperson has reportedly been quoted saying US planes were carrying out airstrikes at around the time the hospital was hit. read more

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Portugal Round 2 Sporting easy and convincingly

andebolPortugal handballSporting handball Despite problem with injuries (Right back Vladimir Petric had a left arm surgery – replaced with Vladimir Zelenovic who came from France), current Challenge Cup winner, Sporting Lisboa entered Portugal Championship with two easy wins.  In second Round, Sporting won over Colegio Fontes 34:21.Portugal Handball League – Round 2:Sporting-Colégio 7 Fontes 34-21São Bernardo-Ac. São Mamede 33-33Xico Andebol-Águas Santas 28-29Madeira SAD-Belenenses 27-25Sp. Horta-Benfica (Sunday)ABC-FC Porto (Monday)Standing (points – games):1. Sporting, 6/22. Ac. São Mamede, 5/23. Madeira SAD, 4 /24. Belenenses, 4/25. Águas Santas, 4/26. Benfica, 3/17. FC Porto, 3/18. ABC, 3/19. São Bernardo, 3/210. Sp. Horta, 1/111. Xico Andebol, 2/212. Colégio 7 Fontes, 2/2 ← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen looking for a right back Next Story → HBL: Fuchse Berlin surprised THW Kiel read more

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Amazon introduces 114 Kindle with adverts

first_imgWhen Amazon introduced the latest generation of the Kindle e-reader, it also reduced the price significantly and opened up e-book reading on-the-go to the masses. If you didn’t need 3G then a Kindle could be yours for just $139, and they have been selling incredibly well ever since launch.But Amazon is determined to continue lowering prices when it can, and today it has done that by introducing a $114 Kindle option. In return for that $25 saving you do need to endure something: Special Offers.AdChoices广告The new model is actually called Kindle with Special Offers and is described as being exactly the same WiFi Kindle, but users will have their screensavers sponsored and adverts displaying during navigation of the Kindle user interface. They won’t appear while you are reading, however, which would surely upset a lot of users.The Special Offers may in fact end up being for goods you actually care about. The first batch includes a $10 for $20 Amazon Gift Card offer, $1 for an MP3 music album on Amazon, and $10 credit for buying an e-book with a Visa card. Add those desirable offers to a limitation of outside of reading on the device, and it doesn’t sound like a bad deal.Amazon also wants to ensure you are seeing adverts that are relevant. So it has also introduced an app called AdMash. Users can use it to vote on the sponsored screensavers Amazon is considering offering, but importantly before they make it to the Kindle. That way Amazon hopes only ads applicable to the largest Kindle user base make it through.Kindle with Special Offers will be available from May 3rd, but can be pre-ordered now at that new low price point.Read more at the Amazon press release, via TechCrunchlast_img read more

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Watch a Formula One 2 second pit stop in slow motion

first_imgFormula One is the pinnacle of motor sport, and that’s partly because the teams are always trying to cut down on the time it takes to do specific tasks during a race, alongside innovating with technology to make the cars go ever faster on less fuel.Having the fastest car on the track is certainly the focus for the teams, but each race has at least one mandatory pit stop to change the tires on a car. Typically a pit stop can last anything from 15-25 seconds, and most of that time is lost driving into and out of the pits at a set top speed. However, the actual changing of the tires is where time can be saved, with the ultimate goal being to complete the operation in a mere 2 seconds.Changing four tires on a car in 2 seconds sounds impossible, but most of the teams in Formula One today are getting close to achieving that. One of those is the current World Champions Red Bull, and the video below shows a 2.05 second pit stop happening in slow motion.The key to that speed is the manpower involved. Each wheel has three people working on it. The first undoes the wheel nut, the second removes the tire, and the third handles putting the new tire in the right position before the nut is tightened by the first guy again. Supporting those twelve tire changers are two jack men, front and rear, who lift the car off the ground. And then there’s one final person who stands at the front of the car informing the driver when they can drive away (although that person is being replaced with a lights system by some teams).So a 2 second pit stop requires a total of fifteen people working on the car, each doing their task with perfect precision so as not to slow the operation down. There’s also an important task the driver has to do, and that’s hit his mark. If he doesn’t stop in the correct location then the pit crew has to adjust and that costs valuable time, maybe even a second.Here’s another great video, this time from the Sauber team showing exactly how the pit stop tire change works.It’s not surprising things go wrong sometimes as there’s just so much that can go wrong. And that’s part of the reason why Formula One can be so exciting to watch, and why races can be won and lost in the pit lane.last_img read more

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Severe weather conditions in Greece expected to worsen

first_imgAfter two severe weather fronts, which saw temperatures in parts of the country fall to below -18 degrees Celsius, conditions in Greece are expected to worsen as of Monday.Temperatures are expected to drop, with snowfall certain, along with storms and gusty winds.Last week’s severe weather resulted in rescue services receiving dozens of calls to assist people who were trapped in their cars and homes due to the heavy snowfall.On Saturday two French hikers were rescued by firefighters on Lesvos where they were stranded in a forest.For others not so lucky, the conditions proved deadly, resulting in three deaths.Following severe rain on Thursday, the bodies of two missing men aged 64 and 67 were found on Sunday after their car was swept away by flood waters near Athens, the fire department said.A day earlier on Saturday, the 67-year-old’s wife, aged 66, was found in her car in the rural area of Keratea having drowned.Beyond Greece, heavy snowfall has caused widespread and severe travel disruption across Europe, with further significant snowfall forecast in the coming days for southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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La NouvelleCalédonie placée en état de préalerte cyclonique

first_imgLa Nouvelle-Calédonie placée en état de pré-alerte cyclonique Devant la menace d’une dépression tropicale, la Nouvelle-Calédonie a été placée en état de pré-alerte cyclonique ce mardi 11 janvier. Si pour l’heure la situation est calme, la population est appelée à la plus grande vigilance.Ce matin, la dépression tropicale était encore faible et se situait à 500 kilomètres environ à l’est de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Mais elle se déplaçait vers l’archipel Vanuatu, tout en se renforçant. Accompagnée de vents soufflant à 55 kilomètres par heure, avec des rafales pouvant atteindre 85 kilomètres par heure, la dépression devrait ensuite se diriger vers l’ouest sud-ouest, pour se rapprocher des îles Loyauté et de la Grande terre de Nouvelle-Calédonie, a précisé le haut-commissariat de la République rapporté par l’AFP.Pluies et vents devraient gagner en intensité mercredi et jeudi, et c’est pourquoi l’archipel du Pacifique sud a été placé en pré-alerte cyclonique. La population est invitée à se tenir régulièrement informée de l’évolution du phénomène en consultant les bulletins météo. Il est en outre fortement recommandé de faire preuve d’une grande vigilance aux abords des cours d’eau et des zones exposées à la marée.Le 11 janvier 2011 à 15:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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WWE attendance 12131215 TLC PPV TV tapings

first_img Pinterest Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Facebook WWE HOF Legacy inductees announced, NXT added to Network Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WhatsApp Videos Articles Kurt Angle WWE attendance figures from December 13 to December 15, 2014.* 12/13 live event in Wheeling, West Virginia: 4,000 fans.* 12/14 TLC PPV in Cleveland, Ohio: 14,000 fans.* 12/15 RAW/Superstars tapings in Detroit, Michigan: 11,800 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Pre-game show for NJPW Wrestlekingdom 12, Okada vs. Naito full match from 2014 Roman Reigns is in Remission Former Producer returns to Impact Wrestling, Top 5 Moments of 2014 Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need Itlast_img read more

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Memories of war still vivid

first_imgMillions of young Americans in uniform 75 years ago would learn about the toll of war in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.Elaine Fletcher got her first lesson in Iowa.As an Army nurse, her service in the Pacific included stops in New Caledonia, the New Hebrides islands, New Guinea and the Philippines.But her first experience with military patients was in a hospital ward in Clinton, Iowa.“Fellows back from Guadalcanal. They were being treated for malaria,” she said. “Most of them exhibited even greater psychological need because of their experiences fighting the Japanese.“The stories of their suffering and its impact are still vivid.”On a day when the nation remembers those who lost their lives in war, the 97-year-old veteran represents a group that helped reduce the toll. Fletcher was one of 59,000 nurses who served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. That marked an impressive growth spurt: There were fewer than 1,000 Army nurses on Dec. 7, 1941, according to www.history.army.mil.Fletcher volunteered shortly after finishing nursing school.“At the time, there was a great deal of interest and eagerness to be part of what was happening. Friends were going in,” she said recently in her home near Hockinson. “I had an interest in going overseas; I don’t know why.”Their introduction to the Army included basic training. It featured long hikes, gas-mask experience, carbine training and crawling on their bellies under barbed wire, with live fire above them.Pack her helmetPacking a helmet, bedroll and mess kit, the second lieutenant and her fellow nurses boarded an ocean liner in San Francisco in mid-October and docked in New Caledonia on Nov. 4, 1943.last_img read more

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CWC 2018 Espérance takes the Fifth Place

first_imgEsperánce de Tunis defeated Club Deportivo Guadalajara in penalty kicks to take the Fifth Place of the FIFA Club World CupEspérance Sportif de Tunis took home the Fifth Place of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup after beating Club Deportivo Guadalajara in penalty kicks.The match was played before 5,883 fans in the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the city of Al Ain, in the border between the United Arab Emirates and Oman.Chivas Guadalajara took advantage very early in the match after Sameh Derbali fouled Angel Zaldivar in the area for a penalty kick, three minutes after kick-off.Walter Sandoval took the ball and scored the first goal of the match for Guadalajara.The game continued until Franck Kom shot in direction of the Mexican goal and Josecarlos Van Ranking deflected the ball with his hand for a new penalty kick, now against Guadalajara.Mohamed Belaili took the shot and tied things up 1-1.Report: Chaos of the African Champions League final George Patchias – August 1, 2019 Teams walking off in the game, VAR breaking down and the Court of Arbitration for Sport asked to decide the result.In a report from…The second half was an awful display of football, and after 90 minutes and two players less for Esperance, they were sent-off after various fouls, the game went into penalty kicks.Here the Tunisian club was smarter and ended up winning after eight shots from both teams.This is the first time Esperance ends up in Fifth Place, after losing to Mexican club Monterrey in 2011 and staying in Sixth.Meanwhile, Club Deportivo Guadalajara had the worst participation by a Mexican team by ending up in sixth place out of seven teams.#CWC18: @ESTuniscom took home Fifth Place and their fans couldn’t be happier. pic.twitter.com/pNBGrwshJc— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 18, 2018last_img read more

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New corporate tax to start

first_imgFrom the print editionOn April 1, people possessing corporations in Costa Rica will have to start making decisions about their assets and possibly their businesses. The new law will impose a yearly fee on both active and inactive corporations. An inactive corporation is one that does not earn profit, commonly used in Costa Rica to hold assets, while an active corporation is registered with the Tax Administration and earns income.The new fee is based on the salary of a level-one administrative assistant at the Legislative Assembly, which for 2012 is $702. An active corporation will have to pay 50 percent of that base salary, or $351, while an inactive corporation will pay 25 percent, or $176. Payment is due in January for the preceding calendar year, but for the first year only 75 percent of these amounts will need to be paid, because the law takes affect in April.To avoid paying the tax on a corporation for 2012, such as an inactive one that does not hold any assets, the corporation must be cancelled before July 1. Lawyers are charging roughly $150 to process cancellations.Corporation holders also have until Oct. 1 to transfer any assets out of their corporations to themselves as individuals or to other corporations to avoid paying the transfer taxes. For help, contact tax specialist Jorge Granados at 2288-2201. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Los Angeles CA – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgLos Angeles, CA – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineW Los Angeles-Westwood announced their plans to transform their WET pool deck into Wonderlounge, an electrifying botanical outdoor lounge inspired by the worlds of Alice in Wonderland and Avatar’s Pandora.As guests enter from the hotel into The Backyard restaurant, they are immediately transported into a world of wonder greeted by an immense visual landscape of color and lights. Bubbles invite guests in while two large canopy trees adorned with colorful jewel-toned silk lanterns signify the entrance onto the Wonderlounge deck. Large inflatable flower sculptures, reminiscent of Daly Chihuly’s artworks, intermingled with large topiaries in playful shapes surrounding the pool create a futuristic garden. The new space allows guests to further interact with flora and fauna as they relax in the newly converted cabanas. Inspired by W Los Angeles’ natural lush gardens, each cabana will glow a different color based on the flower that inspired its specific décor and the interior walls will be decorated with oversized photos of tropical flowers. All the while local DJs will play throughout the night.As guests take in the newly transformed space, they can indulge in treats from the Wonderlounge menu, created by Executive Chef Monique King, including a selection of specialties such as curried chicken crostini with heirloom tomato salad, chicken satay with marinated cucumber and Mak’s peanut sauce, an assortment of petit fours cakes and Sweet and Spicy summer watermelon to name a few. To further enhance the Wonderlounge experience, guests can choose from an array of cocktails including a larger-than-life martini, “Monster-tini” or “Drink Me,” an interesting mix of gin and Kiwi.Designed by Joe Lewis Company, Wonderlounge’s light will shine from May 27th to September 4th, each Thursday through Saturday from 7 to 10pm. There is no admission fee, but reservations are recommended for cabanas.Other summer programming will include the 4th Annual Summer Cinema Series “Show Me The Movies!” (Sundays at Sunset May 25 – Sept 5), WET pool party (every Sunday from 12 to 5PM, beginning May 31st), The Backyard BBQ (Every Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5pm from May 29th-Sept 5th) and Hangover Brunch in The Backyard (Sundays, 10AM to 3PM starting May 29th).For more information visit www.whotels.com/losangeles.last_img read more

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Like Lions by Brian Panowich moves at a brisk pa

first_img‘Like Lions’ by Brian Panowich moves at a brisk pace This cover image released by Minotaur shows “Like Lions,” a novel by Brian Panowich. (Minotaur via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email “Like Lions” (Minotaur), by Brian PanowichBrian Panowich makes a triumphant return to Bull Mountain, Georgia, in his second novel, “Like Lions,” as he continues to mix crime fiction with a violent family drama, perfectly melding characters with a sense of place.As he established in his Thriller Award-winning “Bull Mountain” (2015), Panowich continues the saga of the Burroughs family, who for generations has controlled the region located in northern Georgia’s Waymore Valley. The Burroughs empire has grown through the decades, built on moonshine, marijuana, meth and money laundering.Now only Clayton — the youngest Burroughs — remains. His brothers and father are dead. The family’s criminal enterprise continues under trusted lieutenants who aim to take the nefarious business to another level and form partnerships with other gangs. They want Clayton to be involved with the Burroughs’ expansion, but he wants no part of it. Always the black sheep of the family, Clayton also is McFalls County sheriff, committed to staying out of the lawlessness that has defined the Burroughs.But Clayton is, almost against his will, drawn into the criminal side when another crime family tries to move into Bull Mountain and threatens Clayton’s wife, Kate, and their toddler son. While the plot revolves around the warring criminals, Clayton’s complicated persona forms the heart of this enthralling story. Violence erupts frequently, yet Panowich never uses it gratuitously.Characters in “Like Lions” are a product of their environment that offers both protection and peril, especially for Clayton. There is no doubt that Clayton is a good man who respects the law. But he also must deal with his volatile side over which he seems to have little or no control. This has led to situations that have left him physically and psychologically impaired.“Like Lions” brims with well-designed dichotomies. Clayton knows that his deceased brothers’ second in command is a ruthless outlaw while also acknowledging that the man can be “good people.” Clayton abhors his outlaw roots, yet in many ways he may be more violent than his kin. He is at once fearless and frightened, violent and tender. As much as he tries to distance himself from his past, he, in a way, embraces it.“Like Lions” moves at a brisk clip, leading to a stunning, yet believable, finale.Oline H. Cogdill, The Associated Press by Oline H. Cogdill, The Associated Press Posted Apr 29, 2019 10:15 am PDTlast_img read more

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