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Arunachal Pradesh’s Zealous Crowd Turns Senior Women’s Nationals into ‘2-week Long Festival’

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first_imgPasighat: The overwhelming crowd support in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh for the Senior Women’s National Football Championships has been the “biggest advertisement” for women’s football in India, feels Ajay Kipa, secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association.As people from different districts braved the persistent rain to soak in the euphoria of the “two-week-long festival,” Arunachal Pradesh women’s team captain Bamang Ana termed it nothing less than “a joyous occasion.” “We’re very fortunate to have played our part in the joyous occasion in our state. My parents, friends travelled a long way to watch matches. Although we lost in the quarter-finals, it was a great learning experience for us,” Ana expressed.”This was the first-ever senior NFC hosted in our state and we are in awe with the resounding response that we received. Spectators came from every district to watch the national team players in front of their eyes. They went back with these memories and the message will resonate through them,” Kipa added. “It was nothing short of a two-week-long festival in our state.”What you’re seeing is just one section of the fans gathered to watch the final of #SWNFC19 at the CHF stadium. Football lovers of Arunachal Pradesh, take a bow. 📷 @tongamrina #HerGameToo #indianfootball pic.twitter.com/1hEHJIi9Uw— Women’s Football India (@WomensFootieIND) September 24, 2019 ‘WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK RELENTLESSLY’Since Arunachal Pradesh advanced to the final of the sub-junior NFC 2018-19 in Naharlagun, they continued to dish out scintillating performances time and again.”We won two silver medals in the last 12 months which is quite encouraging. After sub-junior NFC in Naharlagun, our girls achieved the same feat in sub-junior girls’ NFC too,” Kipa Bharat, coach of Arunachal Pradesh women’s team explained.APFA have been operating in women’s football for the last two years and they have put in some serious efforts before the NFC. Although their efforts fell short in the quarters, Bharat termed her team as a ‘strong unit’ overall.”We don’t want to give excuses but we could have advanced more with a rigorous preparation. These bunch of girls are nothing less than a strong unit regardless,” Bharat sounded optimistic.’WOMEN’S LEAGUE HAS HELPED US A LOT'”We have started Women’s League two years back and since then women’s football has been growing from strength to strength in our state. We have eight teams and looking forward to increase further.””We have done some scouting across the state for this tournament. APFA constituted a committee comprising of coach, competition director and state-appointed coordinator who did the final selection,” Kipa explained.Manipur leading 1-0 with 4 additional minutes to go. Look at that crowd!#SWNFC #indianfootball #HerGameToo pic.twitter.com/ZLMhyLkTrI— Women’s Football India (@WomensFootieIND) September 24, 2019 “We want to delve into grassroots football further. Northeast has always been a hotbed of talents and we want to explore our state. We are planning to host the first Golden Baby League in our state in October. We’ll continue to work relentlessly alongside AIFF and in five years, we’ll surely scale a newer height,” Ajay voiced.”After the Women’s League started, this senior women’s NFC will surely ignite the zeal amongst the girls to try their luck in football. Girls are coming to play spontaneously. We are looking forward to a promising future when Arunachal Pradesh will have own representation in the India National Team,” Kipa said.This was the second Women’s NFC finals in the state after the north-eastern state hosted the Sub-junior Women’s NFC finals last year.”We hosted ten teams in Naharlagun last year for the Sub-junior NFC finals. But the magnitude of hosting the Hero Senior Women’s NFC is huge. Hosting 30 teams, caring for their accommodation, training schedules, logistical arrangements was our biggest challenge. We tried our best. At the end, everyone was happy and that’s the biggest compliment for us,” Ajay maintained. “We’re thankful to AIFF for trusting us. Hopefully, we have been able to pay it back as well.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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. Ajay Kipaarunachal pradeshfootballindian football First Published: September 25, 2019, 8:32 PM ISTlast_img read more

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FC Barcelona’s Twitter account gets hacked, announces false signing of Angel Di Maria

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first_imgFC Barcelona faced another calamity in the wee hours as a hacker group ‘OurMine’ hacked into their Twitter and Facebook accounts and announced the false signing to Angel Di Maria.The hacker group triggered the rumour, tweeting from FC Barcelons’s Twitter handle: “Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona!”For an hour, the club kept deleting the tweets while ‘OurMine’ kept re-posting them.About an hour ago, FC Barcelona took to Twitter to confirm the hacking and said “Our accounts have been hacked tonight. We’re working to solve the problem as soon as possible.”Our accounts have been hacked tonight.Were working to solve the problem as soon as possible.Thanks for your patience.- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 23, 2017Believed to be a Saudi Arabian hacking group, ‘OurMine’ tweeted: “Hi FC Barcelona, it’s ‘OurMine’ (Security Group), please contact us…and sorry for the hoax.”The group also attempted to get the hashtag #FCBHack trending on the Twitter.The hacker group is known for breaching into high-profile figures and companies’ social media accounts, including, those of HBO.Though ‘OurMine’ claims to be a security group, its official website describes the group as “an elite hacker group known for many hacks showing vulnerabilities in major systems.”‘OurMine’ was also responsible for hacking the social media accounts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Twitter’s Dick Costolo in 2016.They have also not spared websites like Variety, TechCrunch and BuzzFeed.A report in the Wired in July quoted an anonymous member of the group saying that their string of tech executives’ embarrassment “is only its way of teaching us all a helpful lesson”.advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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Italy, Belgium, Germany win Euro Qualifiers; France, Cyprus Lose

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first_imgAttack-minded Italy and Belgium won in style while Germany made it two wins from two games in 2020 European Championship qualifiers on Saturday.But Saturday was not an entirely good night for European powerhouses. In the biggest upset, Turkey contained France’s offensive power to hand the world champion a shock 2-0 defeat.World Cup finalist Croatia put its campaign back on track with a 2-1 victory over Wales, and Northern Ireland rallied late for its third straight victory.Russia thrashed San Marino 9-0 for its biggest win since the Soviet era. That surpassed the previous post-Soviet marks of 7-0 against Liechtenstein and San Marino.FRANCE UPSETStar-studded France scored four goals in each of its first two wins in Group H, with its intimidating forward line of Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe grabbing a goal each in both games.It didn’t work against Turkey.The three started in Konya but finished empty-handed in the first victory for Turkey against France after four losses.France coach Didier Deschamps was scathing about his side’s performance.“When you play like that on a collective level there’s nothing positive to take from the game,” he told broadcaster TF1. “We didn’t play the way we should have against a team which played the way it likes to.”The Turkish side proved highly effective, converting the first chance in the 30th. Kaan Ayhan headed in the first goal and, 10 minutes later, Cengiz Under stunned France with the second.With three wins in three games, Turkey leads Group H with nine points. France is three points behind in second, along with Iceland which beat Albania 1-0. Moldova beat Andorra 1-0 for its first win in this group.BELGIUM CRUISESLed by captain Eden Hazard a day after he completed a highly anticipated transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid, Belgium applied pressure against Kazakhstan in Brussels from the start which quickly paid off in a 3-0 win.Dries Mertens put the hosts ahead with a deflected shot 11 minutes into the game with Hazard providing a key pass. Four minutes later, Mertens turned into a supplier with a cross for Timothy Castagne to make it 2-0.Five minutes into the second half, forward Romelu Lukaku was in the right place for an easy tap in after Mertens’ shot bounced off the post.“If you lead 2-0 after 15 minutes, then that is excellent,” said Belgium coach Roberto Martinez. “In the second half we also started well, so the mentality of this team was very good.”Artyom Dzyuba led the Russians with four goals in Saransk.Belgium stays perfect, leading Group I with nine points. Russia and Scotland, which beat Cyprus 2-1, have six points.ITALY ATTACKSItaly’s new attack-minded approach under coach Roberto Mancini is looking like an effective remedy after the disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.Facing unbeaten Greece in Athens, Italy needed just over half an hour to put the result beyond doubt with the goals coming in a 10-minute span for a 3-0 win.Nicolo Barella opened the scoring in the 23rd with Andrea Belotti setting the goal up in his first game for Italy since September 2018. Lorenzo Insigne made it two in the 30th and Leonardo Bonucci headed home the third in the 33rd.Mancini wasn’t entirely happy.“No, it wasn’t our best performance but we were good at controlling the match from the first minute,” Mancini said. “But we should have pushed more, we sat back too much … in the second half we should have scored more goals. That needs to be improved.”Italy tops Group J with nine points from three games. It hosts Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday.Finland grabbed a 2-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina and is three points behind Italy in second. Armenia got the first three points in the same group after beating Liechtenstein 3-0.CROATIA REBOUNDSJames Lawrence scored an own-goal to give Croatia an early boost after diverting a cross from Ivan Perisic in the 17th minute in Osijek.Croatia looked to be the better side anyway as it moved on from recent inconsistent results.Perisic doubled the advantage early in the second half for Croatia to rebound from a 2-1 loss to Hungary in Budapest. Substitute David Brooks cut the deficit for Wales with a deflected shot in the 77th.Hungary kept momentum with a 3-1 win in Azerbaijan to share the Group E lead with Croatia on six points, with Wales and Slovakia trailing by three points but with a game in hand.NORTHERN IRELAND LEADSNorthern Ireland beat Estonia 2-1 and is a surprising early leader of Group C that includes Germany and the Netherlands.Substitutes Conor Washington and Josh Magennis scored in the 77th and 80th minutes respectively to overturn Estonia’s early lead from a free kick by veteran Konstantin Vassiljev.After a confidence boosting 3-2 victory over the Netherlands, it was only a question of time for a dominant German side to score against Belarus in a 2-0 win.Leroy Sane fooled a marker inside the area before a curling finish for the opening goal early in the first half. Marco Reus half-volleyed the second goal in the second half as Germany looked confident as a team that is putting a disastrous World Cup campaign behind it. Germany next plays Estonia on Tuesday.Northern Ireland has nine points, three more than Germany which has a game in hand.___By KAREL JANICEK Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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‘Mischievous Mou rude about Conte’ – Le Saux

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first_imgPremier League Mourinho ‘rude and mischievous’ with ‘defensive Chelsea’ comments – Le Saux Goal Last updated 2 years ago 19:25 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) HD Mourinho Getty Premier League José Mourinho Chelsea v Arsenal Manchester United v Everton Everton Manchester United Arsenal Chelsea Antonio Conte Jose has been up to his usual mind games in claiming his counterpart employs negative tactics, the ex-England man has said Former Chelsea left-back Graeme Le Saux has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s assessment of the Blues as being a defensive team, labelling the Manchester United ‘rude’ after the Portuguese took a swipe at Antonio Conte’s tactics.Conte has utilised a 3-4-3 formation in the majority of his games as Chelsea boss, with his decision to sacrifice a defender from an orthodox four-man back line paying dividends as the Stamford Bridge side continue to rack up the goals due to their additional attacking options.Man Utd 11/2 to beat Everton 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 Mourinho, however, had claimed that it has become “trendy to play with five defenders”, casually lumping the Italian’s wing-backs – lauded for their consistent ability to create width higher up the pitch – in with the three standard centre-backs.But ex-Blue Le Saux does not buy in to the Man Utd boss’ claims, instead pointing to figures that back up his own assertion that Conte’s charges are far from a side who sit deep.“Mourinho was a little rude about Chelsea after last weekend’s matches, criticising Conte for defensive football,” he told Starsport.“But that’s typical Mourinho, up to his usual mischief! Chelsea are not a negative side – the goals for column tells you that!Le Saux on rude Mou GFX“Whether you think Chelsea play a back three of give is irrelevant really. They’re a five when they need to be and a three when they need to be – and we’ve seen how destructive Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses can be when they go forward.“What I like about Chelsea is that even when they are under pressure they always offer a threat on the counter. They’re great athletes and can get from back to front in no time at all.”First-choice wing-backs Moses and Alonso racked up nine goals and five assists between them in the Premier League last season, while Alonso has already scored twice this term in the English top flight. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Miami OL Announces He’s Entered The Transfer Portal

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first_imgThe Miami Hurricanes mascot pumping up the crowd.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 11: Miami Hurricanes mascot Sebastian celebrates during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)It’s been a rough start to the 2019 season for Manny Diaz and his Miami Hurricanes. They’re off to a 1-2 start with that win coming against Bethune-Cookman, and look almost nothing like the team once projected to contend in the ACC.On top of all of that, it looks like Miami is about to lose one of its top recruits from last year.Taking to Twitter on Friday, Canes offensive lineman Cleveland Reed Jr. announced he was entering the transfer portal.Officially in the transfer portalThough entering the portal doesn’t mean he’s leaving school, StateOfTheU reported that he is no longer listed on the team’s website. Officially in the transfer portal— D1 cleve (@55clevelandreed) September 20, 2019Coming out of high school in 2018, Reed was a four-star recruit and the No. 259 overall prospect in the country. Per 247Sports, he was the No. 12 offensive guard and the No. 48 prospect from the state of Florida.Reed redshirted his first year in Miami, but failed to break into the starting lineup this year. He appeared briefly in Miami’s win over Bethune-Cookman, but not at all in their two prior games.Fortunately for Miami, they’re doing an excellent job recruiting for the Class of 2020 and beyond. They should be able to replace a player of his caliber soon.last_img read more

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confident Bangladesh will tour India despite players’ strike

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first_img Indo-Asian News Service KolkataOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 19:58 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSBangladesh cricket team members have gone on an indefinite strike from all cricket activitiesThe players, led by Shakib Al Hasan, gathered at the BCB Academy ground to put forward an 11-point demandBangladesh are slated to play three T20Is and 2 Tests from November 3The Bangladesh cricketers went on strike on Monday, saying that they wouldn’t take part in any cricket activity until their demands are addressed by their board. While their strike does put a question mark on their upcoming tour of India, BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly is confident that the players will sort the issue with the board and the series won’t be affected.”It is their internal matter, but they will sort out, they will come,” Ganguly smiled, when asked if there was any threat to the series.Asked if he would be speaking to the Bangladesh Cricket Board in capacity of BCCI President, Ganguly said it is an internal matter. “It is their internal matter. I speak to the BCB, but this doesn’t come under me,” he explained.Addressing the media in Dhaka, senior players like Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, who were all present at the press conference, clearly said they will be off cricketing activities till the time their demands are not fulfilled.National cricketers gathered at the BCB Academy ground to put forward an 11-point demand and announced that they have gone on a strike and will boycott all cricket-related activities.Bangladesh are slated to play three T20 matches and a two-match Test series in India in November with the first T20I slated to begin on November 3 in Delhi.Also Read | India tour in danger after Bangladesh players go on strikeFor 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 Bangladesh Cricket BoardFollow Bangladesh cricket teamFollow Bangladesh players strike Next BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confident Bangladesh will tour India despite players’ strikeBangladesh team members gathered at the BCB Academy ground on Monday to put forward an 11-point demand and announced that they have gone on a strike and will boycott all cricket-related activities.advertisementlast_img read more

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BIMCO Dry Bulk Crisis Could Lead to Major Changes

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first_imgzoom The current crisis in the dry bulk shipping sector could have a wider impact with effects on other major sectors of shipping such as tankers and containers, according to BIMCO’s latest report.Looking at the “road to recovery” for dry bulk shipping beyond the current market difficulties, BIMCO predicts major changes, including consolidation, greater focus on risk management and higher finance costs.Namely, consolidation and risk management will be the new industry model for dry bulk shipowners with parallel effects in other sectors.“The fragmented ownership of the dry bulk fleet cannot be sustained over the length of the downturn and we will see greater consolidation, meaning fewer and bigger companies,” Bimco said, adding that company stakeholders will seek a more sophisticated business model with better quality information and a greater focus on risk management.At the same time, shipbrokers will need to provide a broader range of services as the new, larger shipping companies will seek to deal directly with larger customers on major trade routes, plus more long term COAS and digitalisation will also place brokers under pressure to widen the services they offer.Additionally, BIMCO said that the Basel III and the proposed Basel IV regulations will increase the cost of bank finance for shipping, while shipyards will have to diversify with many of them opting to close or consolidate.“This crisis will affect shipping companies, not only economically and financially, but also sociologically. We will see deep changes in the fundamental structure of the shipping world and in shipping companies, mainly the smaller ones. A new business model will emerge, not just for shipowners but also for brokers, shipyards, financial institutions and other stakeholders,” BIMCO President, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, said.last_img read more

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Capital punishment or not

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first_imgIn a significant decision, the Bombay High Court upheld the constitutional validity of Section 376E, IPC, which prescribed death penalty for persons convicted of repeat offence of rape, i.e., if a person who had a previous conviction of rape or gang rape is again convicted of any of the offences of rape under IPC, such a person can be punished with imprisonment for life, or with death. Before analysing the judgment, it is important to traverse facts of the case, since it pertained to the infamous ‘Shakti Mills’ gang rape cases of 2013 in Mumbai when the accused were tried for the offence of gang rape in two similar cases, and the proceedings were going on simultaneously. Also Read – A staunch allyAccordingly, the accused challenged the validity of Section 376E, IPC on the basis of the violation of the fundamental rights under Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution. They further argued that Section 376E imposed a new form of punishment, i.e., imprisonment for life (for the remainder of life), unknown to law; it denuded the constitutional and statutory power of remission; it prescribed disproportionate punishment, and in effect, imposed the mandatory death penalty, amongst others. Also Read – Cuban pathosIn a detailed judgment, the Bombay High Court rejected all the contentions raised by the petitioners and relied mostly on the ‘will’ of the legislature. The Court held that imprisonment for the remainder of one’s life is within the purview of IPC, and not something unknown to law, as observed in several Supreme Court cases. In these cases, the accused would be entitled to remission or commutation of sentence, as they are constitutional remedies and cannot be whittled down. On the question of proportionality, i.e., whether the sentence of death is proportionate for an offence, where no death was caused, i.e., the offence of rape, the High Court had extensive observations which were highly problematic in nature. The Court noted that there are existing offences that prescribe the death penalty for non-homicidal offences, i.e., Section 364A (kidnapping for ransom), Section 120B (conspiracy), Section 121A (waging war against the State) and Section 132 (abetting mutiny by a soldier), amongst other offences in IPC. Significantly, in a highly regressive approach, the High Court noted that the offence of rape can be graver than that of murder, and observed that “it would be highly unrealistic to compare cases of rape with the offence of murder, as the consequences are incomparable. A victim of rape undergoes a traumatic experience with which she has to live for the rest of her life….The effect of rape can even have disastrous consequences, for example, can leave the person in a vegetative state, can compel her to commit suicide and can have a lifelong impact on her mental and emotional psyche. Needless to state, the stigma that is attached to a rape victim is lifelong.” It is important to bear in mind that Section 376E, IPC was introduced only in March 2013 when the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 was passed in Parliament in the aftermath of the horrific gang rape of Nirbhaya in December 2012. At that time, there was a huge demand for reforms in the law relating to rape and sexual violence resulting in the slew of legislative changes in 2013. Even in that campaign, women groups explicitly stated that they did not support the death penalty for the offence of rape since it would make convictions for rape even more difficult than it already was. It was also feared that the rape survivor would even be more at risk of being killed, in order to eliminate her from testifying against the accused. In fact, the Justice JS Verma Committee, which was set up in December 2012 to make recommendations for legal reforms relating sexual violence, and the report was submitted in January 2013, did not recommend the death penalty for the offence of rape. The Committee explicitly noted that “in our considered view, taking into account the views expressed on the subject by an overwhelming majority of scholars, leaders of women’s organisations, and other stakeholders, there is a strong submission that the seeking of the death penalty would be a regressive step in the field of sentencing and reformation. We, having bestowed considerable thought on the subject, and having provided for enhanced sentences (short of death) in respect of the above-noted aggravated forms of sexual assault, and having regard to the current thinking in favour of abolition of the death penalty and also to avoid the argument of any sentencing arbitrariness, we are not inclined to recommend the death penalty”. The High Court referred to neither feminists’ discussions on sentencing for rape nor the Justice Verma Committee recommendations, but only relied on the intention of legislation to enact a law providing strictest punishment for rape as well as paternalistic decisions of the Supreme Court that viewed rape more as a ‘crime against society’ than as a horrific violation of individual woman’s autonomy and dignity. Instead of strengthening the legal procedures at work, including providing protection to witnesses, the High Court sadly affirmed the legislative ‘shortcut’ of providing capital punishment for rape. The Court lost another significant opportunity to restrict the application of the death penalty in furtherance of the goal of the overall abolition of capital punishment in India. In a country, where the police often refuse to register an FIR of rape, despite the legislative mandate after 2013, it is extremely unfair to frame the debate on the death penalty and rape from the perspective of protecting women’s dignity and autonomy. Women’s dignity would be better protected if the police response mechanism is more victim-friendly, intrusive questions while cross-examination is not allowed, and the accused is punished swiftly, after a victim-sensitive trial. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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Training journalists in the era of fake news

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first_imgParis: As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation — or fake news.Experts discussed how to train tomorrow’s reporters for these new challenges at the World Journalism Education Congress in Paris last week.The three-day event — “Teaching Journalism During a Disruptive Age” — was attended by 600 educators and researchers from 70 countries. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping”We have journalism educators from places as different as Bangladesh and Uganda, but essentially we all face the same challenges,” congress organiser Pascal Guenee, head of IPJ Dauphine journalism school in Paris, told AFP.In China, the government makes no secret of its tight grip on the media.But fake news is seeping into traditional media via Weibo, WeChat and other Chinese-language social media platforms, said journalism professor Peiqin Chen of the Shanghai International Studies University. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”When someone posts false information on Weibo, it can be reposted by a mainstream newspaper’s Weibo account,” she said. “Other mainstream media pick up on it from there.” “Mainstream media play the biggest role in confirming and spreading fake news in China,” she added.It was US President Donald Trump who first popularised the phrase “fake news” in attacks on the news media.But in May, Trump tweeted a video of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi which appeared to have been edited to focus on sections of a speech in which she stuttered and mispronounced certain words. “Pelosi stammers through news conference,” he wrote.Another doctored Pelosi video, which went viral online, slowed down her speech to give the impression she was drunk.The motivation behind fake news is not always political, said Gifty Appiah-Adjei from the University of Education in Ghana.”Often it is for financial gain by creating internet traffic, or it’s entertainment,” she told AFP. “And some people write fake stories just for fun.” Journalism education “is the most effective means by which fake news can be addressed”, she argued.Until recently however, how to detect and counter fake news has rarely been taught as a stand-alone course at journalism schools, she said.Checking sources has “always been part of the curriculum,” said Kamilla Nigmatullina, senior lecturer at Russia’s Saint Petersburg State University.But today’s ever-more sophisticated misinformation — including doctored videos and photos — requires a fresh approach.”Journalism schools in China give some courses in fact-checking, but the academic material we study is based on research in other countries,” said Chen.”China still has a long way to go.” But for Nigmatullina, we do not need to develop a whole new discipline.”What we do need is joint research with scholars from different disciplines,” she told AFP.”We could work with neuroscience students, for example, to determine why people decide to share certain information.” In one project organised by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA), students from almost 20 journalism schools in 13 countries participated in the fact-checking of articles in the run-up to the European Union elections.One of the aims, said project manager Nadia Vissers from the Artesis Plantijn University in Belgium, was to learn the difference between “misinformation” and “disinformation”.”Misinformation is false information spread without the intention to cause harm,” she explained. “Disinformation has the intention of spreading lies and influencing people.” Misleading information in the media, for example, about migration, climate change and Brexit was classified as “mostly true”, “mostly false”, “false” or “uncheckable”.The project runs on a shoe-string budget, said Vissers, because “we don’t want any funding from Facebook or Google”.”The goal is to train journalists,” said Eric Nahon, deputy head of IPJ Dauphine and chair of the panel discussion.”Technological solutions are not the answer — we need educated journalists.”last_img read more

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AP Investigation Fish billed as local isnt always local

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first_imgMONTAUK, N.Y. – Even after winter storms left East Coast harbours thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York.But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since migrated to warmer waters.In a global industry plagued by fraud and deceit, conscientious consumers are increasingly paying top dollar for what they believe is local, sustainably caught seafood. But even in this fast-growing niche market, companies can hide behind murky supply chains that make it difficult to determine where any given fish comes from. That’s where national distributor Sea To Table stepped in, guaranteeing its products were wild and directly traceable to a U.S. dock — and sometimes the very boat that brought it in.However, an Associated Press investigation found the company was linked to some of the same practices it vowed to fight. Preliminary DNA tests suggested some of its yellowfin tuna likely came from the other side of the world, and reporters traced the company’s supply chain to migrant fishermen in foreign waters who described labour abuses, poaching and the slaughter of sharks, whales and dolphins.The New York-based distributor was also offering species in other parts of the country that were illegal to catch, out of season and farmed.Over the years, Sea To Table has become a darling in the sustainable seafood movement, building an impressive list of clientele, including celebrity chef Rick Bayless, Chopt Creative Salad chain, top universities and the makers of home meal kits such as HelloFresh.“It’s sad to me that this is what’s going on,” said Bayless, an award-winning chef who runs eight popular restaurants and hosts a PBS cooking series. He said he loved the idea of being directly tied to fishermen — and the pictures and “wonderful stories” about their catch. “This throws quite a wrench in all of that.”As part of its reporting, the AP staked out America’s largest fish market, followed trucks and interviewed fishermen who worked on three continents. During a bone-chilling week, they set up a camera that shot more than 36,000 time-lapse photos of a Montauk harbour, showing no tuna boats docking. At the same time, AP worked with a chef to order fish supposedly coming from the seaside town. The boat listed on the receipt hadn’t been there in at least two years.Reporters also tracked Sea To Table’s supply chain to fishermen abroad who earn as little as $1.50 a day working 22-hour shifts without proper food and water.“We were treated like slaves,” said Sulistyo, an Indonesian fisherman forced to work on a foreign trawler that delivered fish to a Sea To Table supplier. He asked that only one name be used, fearing retaliation. “They treat us like robots without any conscience.”Sea To Table owner Sean Dimin emphasized his suppliers are strictly prohibited from sending imports to customers and added violators would be terminated.“We take this extremely seriously,” he said.Dimin said he communicated clearly with his customers that some fish labeled as freshly landed at one port was actually caught and trucked in from other states, but some chefs denied this. Federal officials described it as mislabeling.____A century ago, small-scale fisheries dotted America’s coasts and fed the country’s demand for seafood. But as time passed, overfishing, strict government regulations and outsourcing to developing countries changed the industry, making it nearly impossible for local fishermen to compete.The U.S. seafood market is worth $17 billion annually, with imports making up more than 90 per cent of that. Experts say one in five fish is caught illegally worldwide, and a study last year by the University of California, Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University found nearly half of all sushi samples tested in L.A. didn’t match the fish advertised on the menu.Sea To Table offered a worry-free local solution that arrived from dock to doorstep by connecting chefs directly with more than 60 partners along U.S. coasts. While its mission is clear, scaling up to a national level while naming specific boats and docks is currently unrealistic. Still, the company is predicting rapid growth from $13 million in sales last year to $70 million by 2020, according to a confidential investor report obtained by the AP.As its business expanded, AP found Sea To Table has been saying one thing but selling another.For caterers hosting a ball for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who had successfully pushed through a law to combat seafood mislabeling, knowing where his fish came from was crucial.The Montauk tuna arrived with a Sea To Table leaflet describing the romantic, seaside town and an email from a salesperson saying the fish was caught off North Carolina. But the boxes came from New York and there was no indication it had been landed in another state and driven more than 700 miles to Montauk. A week later the caterer ordered the Montauk tuna again. This time the invoice listed a boat whose owner later told AP he didn’t catch anything for Sea To Table at that time.“I’m kind of in shock right now,” said Brandon LaVielle of Lavish Roots Catering. “We felt like we were supporting smaller fishing villages.”Some of Sea To Table’s partner docks, it turns out, are not docks at all. Their seafood was advertised as “just landed” from wholesalers and retailers like Santa Barbara Fish Market — which also has imports — and Red’s Best in Boston. Both collect seafood at harbours and companies up and down their coasts.Sea To Table also promoted fresh blue crab from Maryland in January, even though the season closed in November. In addition, the company said it never sells farmed seafood, citing concerns about antibiotics and hormones. But red abalone advertised from central California are actually grown in tanks — it’s been illegal to harvest commercially from the ocean since 1997. Rhode Island and Washington state also supply aquacultured seafood, such as oysters and mussels.Dimin said farmed shellfish “is a very small part of our business, but it’s something that we’re open and clear about.” When asked to provide evidence that the company has been transparent about its use of farmed shellfish, he paused and then replied, “There’s nothing to hide there.”However, days later, he said he decided to drop aquaculture from his business because it contradicts his “wild only” guarantee.Private companies that mislead consumers, clients and potential investors could face lawsuits or criminal liability. Both the Food and Drug Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are charged with enforcing laws to prevent fish fraud. Sellers who know, or even should have known, that fish is mislabeled could be found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, mail fraud and wire fraud. The crimes carry potential fines and jail time.Carl Safina, an award-winning author and leading marine conservationist at New York’s Stony Brook University, said companies that prey on consumers’ good intentions “deserve to be out of business immediately.”A half dozen commercial fishermen and dealers in various regions of the country voiced concerns and, in some cases, anger about Sea To Table. Others have lashed out in the past using social media. Most spoke on condition of anonymity out of concern for their safety and their businesses in an industry where relationships often overlap.Eric Hodge, a small-scale fisherman from Santa Barbara, said he considered partnering with Sea To Table a few years ago. He quickly changed his mind after seeing canary rockfish on the distributor’s chef lists when the fish was illegal to catch. He also learned Sea To Table was buying halibut from the fish market, which relies heavily on imports. He said he spoke to the company about his concerns.“Honestly, they know. I just don’t think they care,” Hodge said. “They are making money on every shipment, and they are not going to ask questions. And in seafood, that’s a bad way to go about it because there is so much fraud.”___The idea for Sea To Table began with a family vacation to Trinidad and Tobago more than two decades ago. Following a fishing trip there, Michael Dimin and his son, Sean, eventually started shipping fresh catch from the Caribbean nation to chefs in New York. Later, they shifted their model to work exclusively with small-scale American coastal fishermen.Restaurants and other buyers demanding sustainable products were drawn to the company by a marketing campaign that provided a story not just about where the fish came from, but the romantic image of an American pastime. And they were willing to pay a lot — sometimes more than $20 a pound — for high-end species.The New York Times, National Geographic, Bon Appetit magazine and many others singled out Sea To Table as the good guys in a notoriously bad industry. Larry Olmsted, author of the bestselling book “Real Food, Fake Food,” recommended it as an answer to fraud in a Forbes article.After learning about the problems, Olmsted said he was disappointed, and that it made no difference to him if part of the business was legitimate: “It either is reliable, or it’s not.”Sea To Table partnered with sustainability giants such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Marine Stewardship Council and the James Beard Foundation, which collaborated on events and referred to the distributor as an industry favourite. They expressed concern that suppliers who knowingly mislabel catch will damage the movement.Sea To Table’s products are sold in almost every state, reaching everywhere from Roy’s seafood restaurants to Tacombi taco chain. It can be found at eateries inside the Empire State Building in New York and Chicago’s O’Hare airport, direct to consumers from its own website and even on Amazon for home cooks to order. In addition, more than 50 college campuses such as Yale, Ohio State and the University of Massachusetts have signed up. So have some of the biggest make-it-yourself meal kits, including Home Chef and Sun Basket, a rapidly growing market that Sea To Table says generates a third its revenues.Whether they know it or not, a company spending money at any point in a long chain that begins with an abused fisherman and ends with a diner is inadvertently supporting the problem. Customers who responded to AP said they were frustrated and confused.“Not ok,” Ken Toong, who is responsible for UMass Dining, said of Sea To Table. “We believed them.”____AP’s investigation began with one of Sea To Table’s nearby suppliers. Located on New York’s eastern coast beyond the posh Hamptons, Bob Gosman Company opened in Montauk as a mom-and-pop clam shack more than six decades ago.Now run by cousins Bryan and Asa Gosman, it is a small empire sitting on a multi-million dollar property. Oceanfront restaurants, shops and motels bustle with tourists in the summer. And its fish market, where 70 per cent of the tuna is imported, has become one of the biggest wholesalers in the area.Gosman’s gets most of its tuna along with other species from a place in the state where fish can always be found, regardless of the season: The New Fulton Fish Market. The nine-acre refrigerated warehouse just outside Manhattan is the second-largest facility of its kind, moving millions of pounds of seafood each night, much of it flown in from across the globe.Beautiful maroon slabs of imported high-grade tuna were on display for several nights in December, January and February, as well as other times throughout last year, when AP reporters roamed the market. The frigid building buzzed with workers on forklifts zigzagging across slick concrete floors, stacking orders waiting to be picked up.In the early hours, often between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., boxes of fish bearing foreign shipping labels from all over the world were arranged into piles with “Gosman” scribbled across them in black marker. They were later hoisted onto a waiting truck with the same name.After a three-hour drive east, the AP watched the loads arrive at the company’s loading dock in Montauk, just as the sun was rising on the tip of Long Island.The tuna, swordfish and other species were then ferried inside Gosman’s warehouse. They came from Blue Ocean in Brazil, Vietnam’s Hong Ngoc Seafood Co., and Land, Ice and Fish in Trinidad and Tobago. Occasionally, boxes showed up from Luen Thai Fishing Venture and Marshall Islands Fishing Venture, part of a Hong Kong-based conglomerate that’s a major supplier of sushi-grade tuna. Despite recent conservation partnerships, Luen Thai has a checkered past, including shark finning and a bribery scandal that resulted in the jailing of a former Cook Islands marine resources minister in 2016.Bryan Gosman said Sea To Table stressed it would not take imports. But with no yellowfin tuna landed in New York during the coldest winter months — which a federal official confirmed — it was impossible to provide high-quality loins from Montauk.“So in the beginning, there were times when we were trying to hustle around fish,” Gosman said. “Buying fish at different places, so it could be a legitimate business plan that they’re trying to follow.”Eventually, with Dimin’s blessing, Gosman said he started getting fish from as far away as North Carolina and trucking it up to New York.They stopped that arrangement in March. Gosman said it wasn’t profitable. Dimin said they wanted to avoid the “complexity of communicating” their sourcing.Meanwhile, in the dead of winter, AP had turned to a chef to order $500 worth of fish on their behalf. Sea To Table provided a receipt and verbal assurances that the seafood — which arrived overnight in a box bearing the company’s name and logo — had been landed in Montauk the day before.The invoice even listed the “Standin Up” as the boat that caught it. But the vessel’s owner said it was in another state at the time, hundreds of miles away.“I know my name is being used,” said Robert Devlin, who was upset by the news. “A lot of people do fraud that way.”The AP also shipped tuna samples supposedly from Montauk to two labs for analysis: Preliminary DNA testing suggested the fish likely came from the Indian Ocean or the Western Central Pacific. There are limitations with the data because using genetic markers to determine the origins of species is still an emerging science, but experts say the promising new research will eventually be used to help fight illegal activity in the industry.Bryan Gosman said they keep Sea To Table’s fish separate, but acknowledged there’s always a chance some imported tuna can slip through with domestic.“Can things get mixed up? It could get mixed up,” he said. “Is it an intentional thing? No, not at all.”___The investigation didn’t end in Montauk. One of the boxes in Gosman’s stack at the Fulton fish market was stamped with a little blue tuna logo above the words “Land, Ice and Fish,” out of Trinidad and Tobago.This is where the AP traced companies in Sea To Table’s supply chain to slave-like working conditions and the destruction of marine life.The global seafood industry is known for providing cheap fish that comes with another price. Unscrupulous foreign companies operate with virtually no oversight in vast swaths of international waters, as AP reported in a series of stories in 2015. Those reports helped free more than 2,000 enslaved fishermen in Indonesia.Though it’s nearly impossible to tell where a specific fish ends up, or what percentage of a company’s seafood is fraudulent, experts say even one bad piece taints the entire supply chain.On learning that Sea To Table’s supply chain could be tracked to businesses engaged in labour and environmental abuses, Dimin said it was “abhorrent and everything we stand against.”He said he was temporarily suspending operations with two partners to conduct an audit.During the investigation, reporters interviewed and obtained written complaints from more than a dozen current and former Indonesian fishermen — including Sulistyo — who were connected to companies in Sea To Table’s supply chain.Sulistyo said his trawler plied waters between Africa and the Caribbean. Occasionally, it stopped in Trinidad and unloaded swordfish, yellowfin and bigeye tuna at Land, Ice and Fish.Some crew members who docked there said they were beaten and forced to work when they were sick or hurt. At times, they said, migrant workers died on board and were tossed in the freezer with their catch while the boat continued to fish.“You are out 500 miles or a thousand miles from shore, he is the law at that point,” John Duberg of Land, Ice and Fish said of individual captains. “And if he feels he has a misbehaving crew member, he may have to take disciplinary actions.”Marine life was treated with even less respect. Some men said they were ordered to pull in as many sharks as they could catch and slice off their fins, which are a delicacy in Asia. The bodies were tossed back into the ocean, a practice banned by many countries.Whales also were killed, their heads sometimes chopped off and their teeth extracted as good luck charms. The workers showed photos and videos of fishermen posing with mutilated sharks and whales. While some men appeared to celebrating, others said it left them feeling sickened.Sulistyo endured the abuse and long hours for a year before jumping to another ship in 2017, demanding to be taken to port. He returned to Indonesia and was classified as a victim of trafficking by the International Organization for Migration.After hearing that just 30 pounds of tuna could be sold in America for more than $600 — the amount Sulistyo earned during his entire year of work — he stared at the ground in disgust.“I want to say to the Americans who eat that fish, please appreciate what we did to catch this fish with our sweat, with our lives,” Sulistyo said. “Please remember that.”____AP journalists Julie Jacobson in New York and Niniek Karmini in Jakarta, Indonesia contributed to this report.last_img read more

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UN envoy calls on Somali Parliament to resolve internal disputes

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26 April 2010The top United Nations envoy to Somalia today appealed to members of the nation’s Parliament to put aside their infighting and to instead focus on meeting the population’s needs and bolstering security. “I am following, with great unease, the unhelpful debate about parliamentary issues now taking place in Mogadishu,” Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said in a press release.Although, he said, he recognizes the need to address the question of parliamentarians’ salaries, “at the same time, I deplore the time and energy wasted on arguments which could be devoted to resolving more pressing issues at hand,” which also include implementing the March agreement struck between the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and Ahlu Sunna wal Jama, an opposition faction previously opposed to the transitional authority.Mr. Ould-Abdallah voiced hope that Government and parliamentary leaders will be able to patch up their differences and tackle tasks affecting Somalis both within and outside the country.He said that he plans to meet with Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico, who chairs the UN sanctions committee for Somalia, when the body visits the region.The committee, the Special Representative said, will bring up the issue of impunity, “which has long been a devastating factor in the Somali crisis,” during its meetings with representatives from the Governments of Somalia and Kenya.He also took note of last week’s meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG), the United Nations-backed group supporting peace and reconciliation in Somalia, which welcomed efforts by the TFG to reach out to opposition groups willing to join the peace process.In a communiqué at the end of the gathering held at the headquarters of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, the body that it was particularly encouraged by the 15 March an agreement between the Government and Ahlu Sunna wal Jama.“The ICG recognises this agreement as a possible blueprint for future cooperation with other groups and calls for the TFG to intensify its outreach efforts to those committed to peace and stability,” the communiqué noted after the Group’s latest meeting, chaired by Mr. Ould-Abdallah.With 1.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), some 570,000 refugees in the region and nearly 3 million people dependent on humanitarian aid, Somalia – which has been devastated by factional fighting and without a functioning central government since 1991 – remains the setting of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. read more

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Golf course operator fined 50K after worker injured

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A corporation that owns and operates golf courses has been fined after a young worker was injured by a wood chipper.Clublink Corporation ULC pleaded guilty on Thursday to violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act.On May 27, 2015, two workers were operating a wood chipper at RattleSnake Point Golf Club Limited in Milton.The first worker started the chipper and began feeding wood while the second looked for a place to put down a coffee cup. The worker placed the cup near a vent on the back of the chipper, and tried to feel if air was coming out of the vent that would knock the cup over. The worker’s hand was pulled into the vent and injured.An investigation by the Ministry of Labour determined that a guard should have prevented access to the vent and was not in place at the time of the incident.The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge that is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime. read more

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County urges residents to use recycling bins

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Anyone using plastic bags to hold their recyclables may be receiving a note from the county.The Norfolk County Public Works department has put together a door hanger to leave at homes that use bags for their recycling rather than the county approved bins.The plastic bags make it challenging at the processing centre, slow down the process altogether, and are considered a single use plastic.“The province and the federal government are really working on single use plastic, both have committed to eliminating it,” said Merissa Bokla, supervisor of waste management. “Those plastic bags are single use and are creating more waste.”The backside of the door hanger includes a diagram of which items you can recycle and which need to go in the garbage bins. Some of the most common items that need to be thrown away but often end up in the recycling bins are potato chip bags, pet food bags, mulch and fertilizer bags, coffee cups and lids, children’s toys, garden hoses, and frying pans and baking sheets.While putting all of your recycling into bags is not accepted, large amounts of grocery bags can be bundled together into one grocery bag that’s tied shut. Shredded paper can also be tied in a small plastic bag and placed in the bin with the rest of the items.Residents that require a recycling box can either pick one up at the County Administration Building (50 Colborne St, Simcoe), Delhi Administration Building (183 Main Street, Delhi) , Langton Administration Building (22 Albert St, Langton), or at the Material Recovery Facility (28 Grigg Drive, Simcoe).Residents can pick up one tall box and one small box per address at no cost.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

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Resolute to close Georgia newsprint machine despite better demand environment

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Resolute to close Georgia newsprint machine despite better demand environment by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2016 7:25 am MDT Last Updated May 5, 2016 at 1:12 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products is permanently shutting one of its U.S. newsprint machines even though demand is showing signs of stabilizing after years of dramatic decreases.The Montreal-based pulp, paper and lumber producer said a machine at its mill in Augusta, Ga., isn’t competitive because of the high U.S. dollar. About 100 jobs will be affected by the closure.The move, announced Thursday, will leave Resolute with three newsprint machines in the U.S., along with seven in Canada whose competitiveness is helped by the lower loonie.Demand for newsprint has fallen by double digits annually in recent years as readers increasingly turn to digital media.While long-term market conditions remain challenging, the pace of the decline in North American and global markets decelerated to five per cent in the first quarter, giving Resolute hope that demand will level out.“We believe that we may be close to the floor that we were expecting three years ago (and) we’re certainly a lot more encouraged by the numbers that we are seeing,” CEO Richard Garneau said during a conference call on Resolute’s first-quarter results.Resolute (TSX:RFP) recently announced price increases for newsprint in the United States amid reductions in industry capacity and improvements in demand.“We have certainly a better outlook to indicate profitably could be better in the coming quarters,” Garneau told analysts.The company also announced a loss of US$8 million, or nine cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 — an improvement from a loss of US$33 million or 35 cents per share in the first quarter of 2015. Sales fell to $877 million from $920 million, but the impact was offset by the positive impact of a weak Canadian dollar and lower expenses.Excluding special items, Resolute had an $18-million loss in the first quarter or 20 cents per share — little-changed from a year earlier.Resolute had been expected to lose 22 cents per share in adjusted earnings on US$902 million of revenues, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. read more

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EHF CUP F4 Granollers Chambery and Goppingen join Nantes

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BM Granollers, Chambery Savoie and Frisch Auf Goppingen joined host team HBC Nantes at Men’s EHF Cup Final4 on May 14 and 15.The most interesting match has been seen in Denmark, where Granollers survived +6 from the first match against Bjeringbro Silkeborg thanks to more goals in away match (30:24 – 26:32).Chambery Savoie won French quarter-final derby against Saint Raphael 29:22 after 25:30 in first clash.Frisch Auf Goppingen saved +6 from the first match against SC Magdeburg 31:25 (second 27:29) in away challenge. ← Previous Story 121 GOALS: Mikkel Hansen sets new all-time record! Next Story → El Jaish Sports Club win Qatari Cup BM GranollersEHF CupSC Magdeburg

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DNA tests confirm remains of missing South African hunter found in crocodiles

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first_img Share Tweet Email1 http://jrnl.ie/3350481 By Sean Murray 29,799 Views 40 Comments DNA tests have confirmed the remains of Scott Van Zyl inside a crocodile. Image: Facebook Apr 20th 2017, 9:46 PM Image: Facebookcenter_img DNA tests confirm remains of missing South African hunter ‘found in crocodiles’ Scott Van Zyl went missing during a hunting expedition last week. DNA tests have confirmed the remains of Scott Van Zyl inside a crocodile. Thursday 20 Apr 2017, 9:46 PM DNA TESTS PERFORMED on the carcass of two crocodiles shot dead in Zimbabwe have confirmed that they contains the remains of a missing hunter.An investigator told the BBC that within the crocodiles were the remains of missing South African Scott Van Zyl.Van Zyl disappeared while on a hunting safari last week, and investigator Sakkie Louwrens said that he was killed on the banks of the Limpopo river in southern Zimbabwe.Louwrens, who is the director of South African NGO The Heritage Protection Group, said Van Zyl had gone on a hunting trip on the border between the two countries with a local tracker and a pack of dogs.Van Zyl and the tracker went off in different directions in search of crocodiles, and the alarm was raised when the dogs returned to their camp without him.He was traced to the river bank, where his discarded rucksack was found.Louwrens said: “Permission was given for three Nile crocodiles in the area to be shot, and one of them contained Mr Van Zyl’s remains.Subsequent DNA tests have proved the remains to be those of Mr Van Zyl.The hunter was married, and had two children.The deaths of four people were linked to attacks by crocodiles in Zimbabwe in the past year.Read: Russia moves to ban ‘extremist’ Jehovah’s Witnesses by seizing group’s propertyRead: One police officer killed, one wounded in Paris attack Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Le rover Curiosity bientôt prêt à rallier Mars

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first_imgLe rover Curiosity bientôt prêt à rallier Mars La Nasa termine la préparation de son rover Curiosity et effectue les derniers réglages avant son départ pour Mars, d’ici la fin de l’année. La mission du rover Curiosity a coûté 2,5 milliards de dollars. Initialement prévu pour 2009, plusieurs problèmes techniques avaient obligé la Nasa à repousser de deux ans l’expédition martienne. Ce rover, alimenté par une pile nucléaire, aura pour objectif de déterminer si la planète rouge a un jour abrité la vie. Pour accomplir sa mission, Curiosity est doté des instruments les plus sophistiqués qui soient. Pourtant, le rover n’est finalement pas équipé de la caméra HD en trois dimensions mise au point en partenariat avec le réalisateur James Cameron. La Nasa a justifié ce choix en indiquant que le temps manquait pour pouvoir correctement tester la lentille de l’appareil. Toutefois, Curiosity reste le rover le plus complet et le plus complexe jamais mis au point. Le 5 avril 2011 à 20:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Update on Brock Lesnar’s new deal with WWE, Ratings for Hall of Fame and…

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first_img Update on Brock Lesnar’s new deal with WWEBrock Lesnar’s new deal with WWE is not believed to be a lengthy contract according to a new report by Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com.As noted yesterday, WWE’s announcement of Lesnar’s re-signing did not specifically mention any kind of year long or multi-year deal option.Lesnar, who did not appear on last night’s RAW in New Orleans, will defend the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns in a steel cage match at the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble event on April 27 in three weeks from Saudi Arabia.Ratings for Hall of Fame and WrestleMania KickoffWWE aired programming during WrestleMania weekend on the USA Network.The 4/7 re-airing of the Class of 2018 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony drew 665,000 viewers. A replay did air before last night’s RAW. We will have the number for that later today.The 4/8 WrestleMania Kickoff Show drew 762,000 viewers on Sunday night.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:39 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 Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Brock Lesnar Videos Articles Videos Articles Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan added to WWE Clash of Champions on September 15 Videos Articles Triple H Rusev Now Playing Up Next Google+ Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Pinterest WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Now Playing Up Next New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match 2K announces global partnership for WWE 2K20 with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Twitter WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Facebooklast_img read more

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Red flag warning in effect as gusty Santa Ana winds trigger risk

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Sharknado is coming to an end Last panel is at ComicCon Friday

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first_img Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 19, 2018 Posted: July 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Sharknado is coming to an end. Last panel is at Comic-Con Friday evening 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sharknado blew onto the movie scene back in 2013, and quickly became somewhat of a cult classic. Five years later, the franchise is coming to an end, and will hold its last panel at Comic-Con Friday evening.The latest “Sharknado” TV movies haven’t had as much bite ratings-wise as before, and now they’re ending.According to TVLine, Syfy has decided to conclude the franchise with the sixth film. “Sharknado 6” will have a time travel theme and bring back stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Vivica A. Fox.The original campy TV movie swam into pop culture history in 2013 — thanks to fans who couldn’t get enough of its plot about a cyclone causing flying sharks to attack Los Angeles and they live-tweeted it into infamy.The 2014 sequel, “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” pulled in major ratings with 3.9 million viewers, but that number dropped by more than half by the time the fifth movie, “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” debuted in 2017.In studio to tell us more about “The Last Sharknado” is Director Anthony C. Ferrante. last_img read more

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