BJP will see demonetisation, GST impact in Gujarat elections: Akhilesh

first_imgDemonetisation woesThe BJP will see the impact of demonetisation and GST in the Gujarat elections as people have “made up their mind against the party”, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said on Sunday. He said the BJP’s graph was coming down as its policies were “anti-farmer and anti-trader”. “The decision of demonetisation and GST has affected traders and the economy is ruined.The BJP will see its impact as people have made up their mind to vote against it,” Mr. Yadav said at a traders’ conference here. PTIlast_img

James Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors

first_imgView comments Harden missed seven of 10 shot attempts, but scored nine points in the first as the Rockets led 23-19 after one.Houston opened the second with a 19-4 run to take a 42-23 lead at 7:28. Green and Rivers each scored seven in the quarter and Houston led 55-37 at halftime. For the Raptors, it was their lowest-scoring half of the season.Toronto roared back as Houston missed 11 of its first 12 shot attempts to begin the second half. Siakam’s basket at 4:44 of the third put the Raptors up 60-59, erasing what had been a 22-point deficit. Siakam scored 15 in the quarter and the Rockets were 4-for-23 shooting as Toronto took a 71-69 lead into the fourth.TIP-INSRockets: F Kenneth Faried (left hip) and G Iman Shumpert (right calf) were inactive. Coach Mike D’Antoni said both are day-to-day. … Chris Paul led the Rockets with 10 assists, while Clint Capela had 15 rebounds. … The Rockets have won four straight road games and eight of 11. They’re 17-16 away from home. … Houston had scored 17 points off 10 Toronto turnovers before allowing any of their own. The Raptors finished with 13 turnovers, leading to 26 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Swiss female cyclist forced to ‘pause’ in a race after catching up with men’s pack 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashcenter_img Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) controls the ball as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night.Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high.ADVERTISEMENT Raptors: Ibaka had a season-high five blocks. … The Raptors dropped to 9-1 on Tuesdays. … Toronto had not lost at home since a 105-92 defeat to Milwaukee on Jan. 31.UP NEXTRockets: Host Philadelphia on Friday.Raptors: Visit New Orleans on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Toronto. Pascal Siakam had 17 points, and Danny Green 14 as the Raptors had their seven-game home winning streak snapped.Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer, made 12 of 30 shots, including three of nine from long range. He was perfect at the foul line, hitting all eight of his attempts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHarden has scored 28 or more points in 39 straight games, the second-longest streak in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain (71 games) holds the record.The Raptors overcame a 22-point second quarter deficit to reclaim the lead in the third, but couldn’t hold on in the fourth. The Rockets turned it on, connecting on seven of their first eight shot from 3-point range. Houston made 15 of 34 attempts from beyond the arc. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch, Time, Nominations, All You Need to Know

first_imgThe biggest night in the world of football is here! The hard work and effort put in by the players throughout the year will be rewarded. The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 will be held on September 24 at 12 am. This year’s battle will be again between five-time champion Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Following the two in the race is Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk. The United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favourite for the women’s award.Constituted in 2016, the Best FIFA Football Awards is aimed at reviving the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was merged with France Football’s Ballon d’Or in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or in a six-year partnership. LIVE UPDATES What time will the Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 start?The gala ceremony, Best FIFA Football Awards 2019, will be held on September 24 at 12: 00 am.Where to watch Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 on TV in India?The Best FIFA Football Awards will be telecast live in India on DSPORT from 12 a.m onwards on September 24.Where to watch Best FIFA Football Awards live streaming in India?Football fans can watch the star-studded show, 2019 Best FIFA Football Awards, live streaming on FIFA’s official Facebook and Youtube channels.Where will the Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 take place?The 2019 edition of the Best FIFA Football Awards is going to be held at La Scala, Milan, Italy. The first award ceremony was held in Zurich in 2017 and the second edition was hosted by London in 2018.As the world gears up to welcome the football maestro in Milan, let’s have a look at the FIFA awards nominations:The Best FIFA Men’s Player – Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Juventus); Frenkie de Jong (NED/Ajax/Barcelona); Matthijs de Ligt (NED/Ajax/Juventus); Eden Hazard (BEL/Chelsea/Real Madrid); Harry Kane (ENG/Tottenham); Sadio Mane (SEN/Liverpool); Kylian Mbappe (FRA/Paris Saint-Germain); Lionel Messi (ARG/Barcelona); Mohamed Salah (EGY/Liverpool); Virgil van Dijk (NED/Liverpool)The Best FIFA Women’s Player -Lucy Bronze (ENG/Lyon); Julie Ertz (USA/Chicago Red Stars); Caroline Graham Hansen (NOR/Wolfsburg/Barcelona); Ada Hegerberg (NOR/Lyon); Amandine Henry (FRA/Lyon); Sam Kerr (AUS/Chicago Red Stars/Perth Glory); Rose Lavelle (USA/Washington Spirit); Vivianne Miedema (NED/Arsenal); Alex Morgan (USA/Orlando Pride); Megan Rapinoe (USA/Reign FC); Wendie Renard (FRA/Lyon); Ellen White (ENG/Birmingham City/Manchester City)The Best FIFA Men’s Coach -Djamel Belmadi (ALG/Algerian national team); Didier Deschamps (FRA/French national team); Marcelo Gallardo (ARG/River Plate); Ricardo Gareca (ARG/Peruvian national team); Pep Guardiola (ESP/Manchester City); Jurgen Klopp (GER/Liverpool); Mauricio Pochettino (ARG/Tottenham); Fernando Santos (POR/Portuguese national team); Erik ten Hag (NED/Ajax); Tite (BRA/Brazilian national team)The Best FIFA Women’s Coach -Milena Bertolini (ITA/Italian national team), Jill Ellis (USA/USA national team), Peter Gerhardsson (SWE/Swedish national team), Futoshi Ikeda (JPN/Japanese U-20 national team); Antonia ‘Tona’ Is (ESP/Spanish U-17 national team), Joe Montemurro (AUS/Arsenal), Phil Neville (ENG/English national team), Reynald Pedros (FRA/Lyon), Paul Riley (ENG/North Carolina Courage), Sarina Wiegman (NED/Dutch national team) Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. barcelonaBest FIFA Football Awards 2019best fifa football awards.cristiano ronaldo First Published: September 23, 2019, 4:47 PM ISTlast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix, dedicates it to Muhammad Ali

first_imgLewis Hamilton pumped his fists in the air after claiming his second straight Formula One victory, and then headed to victory lane for a little shadow boxing.”Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” he radioed to his crew. “That was for Muhammad Ali.”REGAINED LEADLeaving from the pole position, Hamilton gave up the lead on Sebastian Vettel’s audacious move at the start, but then regained it midway through the race when the German went to pit row. For the last 30 laps, Vettel’s Ferrari tried unsuccessfully to chase down the Briton.It was the fifth win on Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for Hamilton and the 45th of his Formula One career. With the victory, he cut Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s lead in the championship standings from 24 points to nine.Vettel was second to move into third in the points race. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas was third – his best finish of the season and his sixth time collecting points in seven races. Red Bull rookie Max Verstappen, the only non-Mercedes driver to pick up a win this year, was fourth.PUSH FOR FOURTH TITLEAli, who died last week, was a three-time world heavyweight champion, but Hamilton could claim his fourth Formula One championship if he keeps going like this.And if his teammate keeps going in the opposite direction.Rosberg won the first four events of the year to establish a 43-point lead in the standings. But he and Hamilton crashed in the first lap in Barcelona, two races ago, and Rosberg came in seventh two weeks ago in Monaco. Hamilton’s victory then trimmed the lead from 43 points to 24.advertisementRosberg and Hamilton touched in the first lap again on Sunday, knocking the German into 10th. He worked his way back through the field and was in fifth on the penultimate lap when he tried to squeeze past Verstappen on the outside but couldn’t hold it, spinning off course.He was able to return to the course and maintain his position.New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in the paddock before the start, hanging with the Red Bull team. Actor Michael Douglas was at the track as well, conducting the post-race interview from the podium.last_img read more

Leander Paes and Ramkumar Ramanathan in finals of Tallahassee Challenger

first_imgLegendary Leander Paes and young Indian Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan have reached the singles and doubles final of the ATP Challenger event in Tallahassee after winning their respective semi-finals.Ramkumar battled past Italian qualifier Andrea Arnaboldi 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the $75,000 clay court event after two hours and 34 minutes.It will be first ever Challenger level final for the 22-year-old Indian, who next faces Slovenian qualifier Blaz Rola.The Slovenian edged past American Mitchell Krueger 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the other semi-final.Paes and Scott Lipsky, the top seeded Indo-American pair overcame a stiff resistance from Ecuadorian pair of Roberto Quiroz and Gonzalo Escobar 6-1, 6-7, (10-3) in the semi-finals.They face Argentinian pair of Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez for the title.Paes now has chance to win second Challenger level title of the 2017 season having triumphed in Leon, Mexico with Adil Shamasdin.last_img read more

‘Uneasy’ South Africa not abandoning England tour despite Manchester attack

first_imgVisiting South African cricketers “are uneasy” following Monday’s suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester but abandoning their tour of England is not under consideration, the team’s manager has said.Britain has increased its security threat level to “critical” from “severe” following the attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.South Africa begin their three-month tour of England with a one-day international against the hosts at Leeds on Wednesday and team manager Mohammed Moosajee admitted the players were concerned.”As you can understand we have some genuine concerns, the players are uneasy, there was a lot of chatter at the breakfast table,” Moosajee told reporters at the Headingley ground.”I am happy to say we’ve had constant communications from the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and their security manager.”There have been guarantees put in place that security arrangements will be supplemented, starting today. We’re told there will be more visible police at the stadium, at practice sessions as well as the hotels we will reside at.”The Proteas, who will be eyeing their maiden global title at next month’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales, sign off their tour with the final Test of a four-match series in Manchester.”The hotel we will stay at when we are in Manchester for the last test match is walking distance away from where the events unfolded so there have been some genuine concerns,” Moosaji said.”I think the process has started to make sure the players are reassured that arrangements are being made to try and keep them safe.advertisement”As things stand, there’s no mention of us even thinking of abandoning the tour. If the intelligence information tells us something else we would obviously have to reconsider.”The International Cricket Council (ICC) issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would review security of both the Champions Trophy and the month-long women’s World Cup, also in England and Wales, beginning on June 24.South Africa will also play two other one-day internationals following Wednesday’s contest and three Twenty20 matches against the hosts as part of the tour.last_img read more

Chaminda Vaas roped in as Sri Lanka’s specialist bowling coach for India series

first_imgThe Sri Lanka Cricket ( SLC) has announced that former paceman Chaminda Vaas has been roped in as the specialist fast bowling coach for the upcoming series against India.The India’s tour of Sri Lanka will feature three-match Test series, five-match ODI series and a lone T20 match, beginning July 26 at the Galle.Vaas has been at the helm of the national programme working with the feeder squads since August last year and that he would guide Lanka’s pace attack for the India.The 43-year-old appeared in a total of 111 Tests taking 355 wickets and 322 one-day internationals amassing 400 wickets.Considered to be as one of Sri Lanka’s most successful fast bowlers, Vaas also had a stint with the senior side from May 2013 to April 2015 before taking up short coaching roles with Ireland and New Zealand.last_img read more

Michael Bevan finished matches with fours, MS Dhoni does so with sixes: Ian Chappell

first_imgFormer Australia captain Ian Chappell has praised MS Dhoni for his match finishing ability and termed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman as th world’s best finisher in one day internationals. After a poor 2018 in ODIs, MS Dhoni regained his form in Australia. Dhoni not only ended as India’s highest run-getter in the series, he was also named the player-of-the-series. Dhoni hit fifties in all three matches and played an important role in India’s first-ever series victory in the ODIs in Australia.Chappell saluted the former India skipper’s nerve and longevity.”Nobody has Dhoni’s nerve for finishing off victories. Many times I’ve thought, ‘he’s left it too late this time’, only to be amazed as he produced a couple of powerful shots to bring India a nail-biting victory,” Chappell wrote in his column in ESPNcricinfo.”His outward calm is no illusion since his tactical adeptness in these situations is proof his brain continues to work perfectly.”Drawing a comparison with Michael Bevan, who is considered to be one of the greatest finishers of the game, Chappell said Dhoni has surpassed the former Australian number six.”Where Bevan finished matches with fours, Dhoni does so with sixes. The one area – running between wickets – where you’d expect the fleet-footed Bevan to have an advantage is debatable, because even at age 37, Dhoni is among the quickest in the game,” he wrote.”Even allowing for improved bats and the advantage of playing T20 cricket, statistically Dhoni is superior to Bevan. There can be no argument – Dhoni is the best ODI finisher.”advertisementOf late, Dhoni has often been criticised for his slow innings but the former India skipper silenced the doubters when he unleashed a massive six at Adelaide to seal the second ODI.”His trademark lofted on-drive comfortably cleared one of the longer Adelaide Oval boundaries to settle the issue in that particular finishing effort,” Chappell wrote.”It was a clear reminder that any thought that his power might be waning was only wishful thinking on the part of opponents. That he achieved the feat in stifling heat only added to the lustre of his performance.”KOHLI COULD BE BRADMAN OF ODIsRegarding the ‘best ODI batsman’ debate, Chappell feels Virat Kohli will surpass legends like Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers and end his career as the ‘Sir Donald Bradman of ODI batsmen’.”Kohli reminds me of Richards in his approach to ODI batting; he eschews fancy shots and relies on a wide range of traditional strokes … As the only one of this quartet still playing ODIs, Kohli already heads some important statistical categories,” he wrote.”If he were to continue at his current rate – an unlikely outcome as he ages – he would pass Tendulkar’s aggregate with more than one hundred innings to spare and nearly 20 centuries in advance of the Little Master.”If he even came close to achieving these amazing feats, there could be no argument: Kohli would be the Sir Donald Bradman of ODI batsmen.”Also Read | Watch: After creating history in Australia, India reach New Zealand for ODIs and T20IsAlso Read | Virat Kohli is the greatest-ever ODI batsman, says Michael ClarkeAlso Read | Hardik Pandya will definitely be part of India’s World Cup squad: Michael Clarkelast_img read more

Winks dreaming of World Cup spot

first_imgEngland Winks admits World Cup spot would be a dream after England debut Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 06:42 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Winks - cropped Getty Images England World Cup Lithuania v England Lithuania WC Qualification Europe Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The Tottenham midfielder believes a place in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man party is not out of the question if he continues to impress at club level England debutant Harry Winks is determined to keep his feet on the ground despite harbouring ambitions of winning a “dream” World Cup spot at next year’s tournament.Tottenham midfielder Winks completed 90 minutes in his first senior international appearance as England completed their unbeaten qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win in Lithuania.Spurs 6/1 to draw v Bournemouth Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Called up to the squad as a late injury replacement, Winks repaid Gareth Southgate’s faith with a composed display ahead of England’s three-man defence in Vilnius.And the 21-year-old is now focused on adding to his four Premier League starts in order to stake a claim for a place at Russia 2018.”I was delighted with how I played. I thought the boys helped me settle in really well and it was a good team performance,” Winks told FA TV.”It all happened so quickly. It’s been fantastic and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”Of course it’s a dream [to go to the World Cup], it’s every player’s dream, but it’s a long way away and a lot can happen in that time.”Most importantly I have to play well for my club. As long as I keep my head down and keep working hard then who knows.”Congrats on the debut @HarryWinks— Dele (@dele_official) October 8, 2017Winks’ assured debut earned praise from captain and Spurs teammate Harry Kane, who scored the penalty which gave England their eighth win of qualifying in Group F.”I thought he played really well, he was probably one of the best players on the pitch,” Kane said on Sky Sports.”I’m delighted for him. He probably wasn’t expecting to even be in the squad. He should be very proud.”last_img read more

4 days agoMourinho praises Man Utd PR: Solskjaer has perfect job

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho praises Man Utd PR: Solskjaer has perfect jobby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has praised Manchester United for their PR leading into Sunday’s draw with Liverpool.The former United manager believes the club were able to deflect the pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”Manchester United did a good job in public relations during the week before the match to try to create a positive atmosphere for the game. And I think they did very well. From what I understand the goal is the future,” Mourinho said.”I will try to find a job like what Solskjaer currently has, which at heart is constantly talking about the future and how you are protected in the present. I think it’s a great situation. He has a three-year contract and it’s all about the future and about young players. The results are important but I think it is amazing to have the opportunity to do that in a giant club like Manchester United.” last_img read more

Doug Ford defends brother

Saying Toronto mayor Rob Ford is an honest, hard-working man with integrity, councillor Doug Ford addressed the drug abuse allegations against his brother.“Now our mayor faces yet another accusation, an accusation driven by questionable reporting from a news outlet that has proven they would do anything to stop the mayor’s agenda.”“Rob is telling me these stories are untrue, that these accusations are ridiculous, and I believe him.”Doug Ford said the mayor has worked hard to rein in spending at city hall, but that much of his success has been overshadowed by controversy.He told the media to stop harassing his brother and says he believes allegations he smoked crack are false.The Rob Ford story has provided a ton of material for the late night talk shows, with The Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live both doing segments Tuesday night. A Taiwanese animation outfit that’s known for recreating current events put up its own version last Friday.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

TakeTwo Aramark rise Mosaic Energizer fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., up $9.18 to $124.56.The publisher of “Grand Theft Auto” and other video games gave investors a solid forecast for the year after beating analysts’ first quarter financial forecasts.International Flavours & Fragrances Inc., down $22.56 to $118.91.The ingredients producer for food and cosmetics cut its 2019 financial forecast after reporting weak second quarter results.Energizer Holdings Inc., down $5.62 to $33.49.The battery and personal care products company gave investors a disappointing fiscal third quarter earnings report.The Mosaic Co., down $1.58 to $22.02.The fertilizer producer slashed its full-year profit forecast as it faces weak demand because of a poor growing season.TransDigm Group Inc., up $63.06 to $524.39.The aircraft components maker raised its full-year profit forecast after reporting surprisingly good fiscal third quarter profit and revenue.Insulet Corp., up $25.20 to $143.13.The maker of insulin infusion systems raised its revenue forecast for the year.Aramark, up $1.64 to $36.52.The provider of food, facilities and uniform services beat Wall Street’s fiscal third quarter profit Inc., down $2.49 to $7.73.The online service for finding and managing family care cut its profit forecast for the year and said its founder and CEO is stepping down.The Associated Press read more

At UN West African leaders cite terrorism as singular challenge to global

Isatou Njie-Saidy, Vice-President and Minister for Women’s Affairs of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak “My country is strongly committed to do our part in implementing [them],” said President José Mário Vaz in his address to the Assembly’s annual general debate. “We are proud of the fact that our National Development Plan is in line with many [goals] of the 2030 Agenda and also of [our] political will to gradually adjust [the Plan] to fully accommodate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs],” he added. Also, welcoming the recent Paris Agreement on climate change and calling for its effective implementation, the President underlined that the phenomenon also poses a major threat to Guinea-Bissau.He further emphasized that global challenges, in particular, terrorism, also manifest at the subregional level and expressed his country’s solidarity with others in the world that are victims of such barbaric acts which completely disregard the values of humanity.The Guinea-Bissau leader also informed the General Assembly that just prior to his leaving the country to attend the present session, an agreement was reached between the Prime Minister, the President of the National Popular Assembly and the two main political parties to overcome the parliamentary obstructions. He also thanked the Heads of State of Guinea and Sierra Leone as well as those of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries for their efforts in arriving at the solution.Further, recalling that since his assumption of the leadership of Guinea-Bissau, there have been no confrontations involving the military or paramilitary forces, no one has been killed for political reasons, and no human rights violations have been reported.The President also urged the UN to support his country in its efforts for national reconciliation, in implementing security sector reform, and for participation of the its armed forces in UN peacekeeping missions.In her address, Vice-President of Gambia Isatou Njie Saidy also referred to the grave challenges posed by global terrorism and called for collective action among all countries to defeat this dangerous threat to world peace, security and stability. “We are gravely concerned that certain rogue politicians and nefarious intellectuals are using the ‘terrorist card’ to revive and propagate the notion of a class of civilization in which Islam is at war with the West,” she said. “Their lambasting Islam is completely unacceptable and will only serve to further polarize the world. There is no war between Islam and the world and we reject any campaign to connect a nexus between Islam and terrorism,” she stressed. Further, drawing the attention of the world leaders present to conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and other regions of the world, the Vice-Present underscored, in particular, that in spite of the dangerous situation in Syria, geo-political interests continue to override humanitarian considerations. Turning to the global economic situation and its implications for sustainable peace, the Gambian leader underlined that a world marked by disparity and divided into zones of affluence and poverty cannot enjoy durable peace and security. She further underscored that the future of Gambia, and that of wider Africa, is directly linked to the future of its women and its youth and highlighted that the sheer number of youth migrating for what they perceive are better opportunities are depleting towns and villages back home. “Against this disturbing phenomenon, therefore, international cooperation that can create jobs for the youth should no longer be a slogan but a calculated strategy to keep them at home in gainful employment that will enhance their wellbeing and help in the development of their countries,” the Vice-President emphasized.In her address, she also noted the importance of the Paris Agreement on climate change as well as the need of UN and Security Council reforms, especially on the number of permanent seats and the power of veto at the Council. She further underlined the need of proper reparations for historic slavery that massive populations of African origin suffered and the discrimination and violence they had to face. read more

Virgin Atlantic London flight makes emergency landing after phone charger fire

Virgin Atlantic said it was “investigating” what led to the smoke appearing in the cabin. “The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we are currently investigating to fully understand the circumstances,” a company spokeswoman said.An American Airlines flight also made an emergency landing at the airport earlier on Thursday after a cockpit light indicated an unspecified mechanical problem as it approached Boston. Smoke appeared in the cabin only 25 minutes into its journey to Heathrow from JFK airport Smoke appeared in the cabin only 25 minutes into its journey to Heathrow from JFK airportCredit:Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP One passenger, Cory Tanner, said: “Everyone could smell the smoke but was not told what the problem was until we landed. Once we landed all we were told was, there is a fire in first class. Having to sit here in a smokey cabin while we wait for firefighters to board and check things out isn’t great… Shouldn’t the priority be to get everyone off the plane first?” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. An overnight Virgin Atlantic flight from New York to London was forced into making an emergency landing after a phone charger triggered a fire on-board.All 217 Passengers had to abandon the Airbus A330 when firefighters were called to the plane at 9pm last night in Boston.Smoke appeared in the cabin only 25 minutes into its journey to Heathrow from JFK airport, information from Flightaware showed.Massachusetts state police bomb disposal officers examined the aircraft after it landed and found a device between the cushions of a seat which had ignited.The police believe a mobile phone power bank may have caused the fire.“Preliminary investigation suggests it is a battery pack consistent in appearance with an external phone charger”, a police spokesman told reporters after the incident.All of the passengers and crew members were brought to safety, though one refused treatment for a ‘smoke-related complaint’.    read more

Des Nokia Lumia seraientils annoncés cette semaine

first_imgDes Nokia Lumia seraient-ils annoncés cette semaine ?A quelques heures du Nokia World, la marque finlandaise s’apprêterait à lancer deux nouveaux smartphones appelés Lumia.Nokia tiendra aujourd’hui une conférence à Londres, appelée Nokia World. L’occasion pour la marque finlandaise d’annoncer ses nouvelles stratégies et de dévoiler une ribambelle de téléphones, aussi bien des modèles simples et performants pour les marchés émergents, que des smartphones tournant désormais sous Windows Phone, depuis l’accord passé avec Microsoft.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Les fuites s’intensifient à quelques heures de l’évènement, et l’on apprend selon Le journal du Geek l’existence de deux nouvelles références de smartphones: le Lumia 800 et le Lumia 710. Concernant le premier, il était déjà apparu sous le nom de code “Sea Ray”. Il ressemble très fortement à un N9 sorti il y a quelques mois, mais cette fois avec le système Windows à l’intérieur. Il embarquerait un écran AMOLED 3,7 pouces, un processeur cadencé à 1,4 GHz avec 512 Mo de RAM, 16 Go de stockage et un capteur 8 megapixels.Le Lumia 710 lui serait une version plus légère du précédent. Il conserverait les mêmes caractéristiques avec un design sensiblement plus conforme aux habitudes de conception de la marque (un boitier plus arrondi notamment) et n’embarquerait que 8 Go de stockage.Ces deux mobiles devraient être disponibles en novembre en France et compléter une gamme qui s’étoffe de jour en jour. Nokia serait-il en passe de retrouver son rang sur le marché mondial des mobiles? Le 26 octobre 2011 à 13:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Objet Geek du Week end The Beauty and the Geek

first_imgObjet Geek du Week end : The Beauty and the GeekLes geeks ont la passion de la technologie dans la peau. Mais ils peuvent désormais également la porter dessus grâce à ce jean avec clavier et haut-parleurs intégrés.Si il y a bien deux domaines qui ne s’accordent pas ensemble, c’est bien ceux de la mode et de la technologie. Quelques références sur des T-Shirts, cela a été le maximum que les créateurs de mode ont pu accomplir pour mêler ces deux centres d’intéret. Mais les deux designers Erik de Niks et Tim Smit vont beaucoup plus loin en intégrant un clavier et des hauts-parleurs directement sur un jean.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce vêtement s’appelle “The Beauty and the Geek”. Aussi fou que cela puisse paraître, il est possible de taper et même de cliquer sans fil depuis son pantalon grâce au pavé tactile mis à disposition sur la jambe droite. Les geeks eux même qu’ils ont leur passion dans la peau mais de là à porter ce pantalon si particulier, et très peu discret, il y un pas à franchir.L’intérêt, mis à part impressionner, ou faire rire vos amis (c’est au choix), serait de pouvoir rester connecté sur n’importe quelle machine, dans n’importe quelle position et rester hype en toute situation.Le “Beauty and the Geek” est en cours de production. Pour voir votre entourage se taper sur les cuisses en vous regardant taper sur les vôtres, il faudra débourser 400 euros, griffe de créateur et innovation oblige. Une invention qui parait surréaliste mais qui pourrait, dans le cercle des “happy few” devenir un véritable objet tendance, voire culte.Le 25 février 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This Japanese Dessert Looks Like a Cube of Water

first_imgStay on target The Japanese certainly know about food presentation. From their fanciest restaurants all the way down to their convenience stores, dishes are designed to not only be tasty, but aesthetically pleasing.These gel desserts are a great example of this trend. Only available at the Natural Lawson chain of convenience stores, the Ramune-kan and Lemon-kan gelatin desserts have refinement and presentation far beyond their 299 yen ($2.70) price tag.Both desserts are placed on a meringue base. The blue one, Ramune-kan is decorated with gold glitter and made with the taste of the soda in mind, bringing to mind citrus and apple. The yellow one, Lemon-kan is even fancier, with a slice of lemon placed between the gelatin and the meringue base to give it that extra bite.via you take a bite, you can transform the gel-like dessert into a different shape you can gaze at while you devour the rest. If it were me, personally, I wouldn’t leave enough of the gel-like dessert for there to be any left for me to bite into. I’m all about diving right into my food and taking big chunks out of it, because I’m garbage, and I love sweets.These are very cool desserts, and I wish we had more things like this in the states. I’m lucky to find an ice cream sandwich that hasn’t been smooshed at my local convenience store. I don’t think I’d want to try these particular flavors, but maybe a cherry or some kind of red berry would do the trick for me. Chocolate and meringue go together, so a mousse-like gel would be even more appealing.via you’re jonesing for one of these very cool treats, you can probably make your own if you’re handy with Jello, though it may not look exactly like the ones pictured here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu last_img read more

Matic Pogba can improve and become a regular match winner

first_imgNemanja Matic has urged his team-mate Paul Pogba to step up his game as he believes he has the qualities to become a regular match-winner for Manchester United.Pogba reclaimed a place in the starting line-up after the dismissal of José Mourinho and has played a vital role in both wins and scoring a brace in the 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town.Matic believes that Pogba’s form is good news for United and that there is even better to come. “As I’ve said in previous interviews about him, he’s very important for us. When he plays at his best, he can make the difference in every game. He played very well [against Huddersfield] but I think that he can do even more.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“Slowly, game-by-game [he is doing better] and it’s very important for him to score some goals. The confidence for the next game is going to be better and he needs to know that he still can improve. He needs to know that he’s very important for this team.”“It’s difficult to answer what we changed [under Solskjær],” he told the Guardian. “For sure, our approach to the game was different because this team have quality and we have to give our best every game if we want to win the games.“Everyone wants to show against Manchester United that they can compete with us, so we need to know that our level of running and fighting needs to be the same or even higher than the other team. Then our quality can make a difference.”last_img read more

First Measles case confirmed in San Diego County

first_img August 7, 2019 Posted: August 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom First Measles case confirmed in San Diego County SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The first case of measles this year in San Diego County has been confirmed in an 11-month-old resident who had recently traveled to the Philippines, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.The unimmunized infant is currently hospitalized, but may have exposed others while seeking care.“Measles is a very contagious disease that can be spread easily by coughing, sneezing or being in the same room with an infected person,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Anyone who was at any of these specific locations at the dates and times listed above should watch for symptoms and call their health care provider if they show any signs of the disease.”People with symptoms are asked to call their doctor’s office in advance, rather than visit an office directly, so that infection control measures may be activated to prevent exposure to others. Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more