Letran snaps 3-game skid, holds off Arellano

first_imgFilipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games JP Calvo buried 20 points on 4-of-6 shooting from three, including the dagger from the right wing with 17.4 seconds that finally douses the Chiefs fiery rally late.Calvo also had five rebounds, five assists, and a steal in the huge win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBong Quinto also shone with 20 markers, 10 boards, and two assists, while Rey Nambatac got 14 points, eight rebounds, and two dimes.Letran lost A 16-point lead, 58-42, in the third quarter as Arellano cut the deficit to just six, 79-73, after a Rence Alcoriza layup with 39.7 seconds left. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran arrested its three-game losing skid after coming away with an 84-73 victory against Arellano in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“At least we broke the record and we’re able to get back in the winning column,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa, who celebrated his 37th birthday with the Knights earning its sixth win in 12 outingsADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LETRAN 84 – Calvo 20, Quinto 20, Nambatac 14, Balanza 8, Mandreza 8, Gedaria 4, Vacaro 4, Taladua 4, Balagasay 2, Bernabe 0.ARELLANO 73 – Salado 23, Alcoriza 10, Flores 7, Dela Cruz 7, Meca 6, Taywan 6, Canete 5, Concepcion 3, Abanes 3, Nicholls 2, Villoria 1, Enriquez 0.Quarters: 26-20, 45-36, 68-59, 84-73. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Sports prodigy and Skechers performance ambassador, Lauren Lim is set to conquer the Chicago Marathon Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Marwin Taywan was called for an unsportsmanlike foul during an inbound play on the other end that resulted to a Nambatac free throw and the game-sealing triple by Calvo.“This is an important win for us because we’re all close at three to six. A lot of things can happen. At least, we took care of business now and we executed our game plan,” said Napa.Kent Salado fought valiantly for the skidding Chiefs and finished with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while Alcoriza had 10 in the defeat.Arellano dropped back to eighth place with a 4-8 card.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Batang Gilas splits opening day matches, eyes top-two berth

first_imgPhoto by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netThe Philippine youth team vies for a top two spot in Pool A Friday night after splitting its first two assignments in the Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Cup in Chengdu, China.Led by Filipino-Nigerian AJ Edu, Batang Gilas looks to win over Poland and Turkmenistan to advance to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games The young Filipinos kicked off their campaign with a 19-17 triumph over Israel before falling short against the favored Netherlands, 13-10, Wednesday night.Edu and Juan Gomez di Liano fueled the Philippines’ comeback against Israel that turned an 11-14 deficit into an 18-15 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBatang Gilas also rallied to tie the Netherlands at 10, but Maik Bouwer sealed the win for the top seed.The Netherlands topped Pool A at 2-0 in Day 1, while the Philippines—with Encho Serrano and Rhayyan Amsali also in the lineup—wound up tied at 1-1 with Israel and Poland. Turkmenistan remained winless in two outings. Bradley: Pacquiao still can fight vs young guys Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Only the top two teams in each group will advance to the next round.Last week, the Philippine men’s 3×3 squad bowed out in the first round with a 2-2 record in France. —JASMINE W. PAYOSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Virender Sehwag catches up with India’s women cricketing stars

first_imgFormer India opener Virender Sehwag met up with the stars of the India women’s cricket team who reached the final of the World Cup last month and lost to England by a mere 9 runs.Sehwag took to Twitter to share an image of his meet with Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Raut and Rajeshwari Gayakwad.Sehwag was elated after meeting the girls and said, “What a joy and pleasure to meet these wonderful girls who make us so proud.”What a joy and pleasure to meet these wonderful girls who make us so proud.@ImHarmanpreet , @vedakmurthy08 Jhulan, Ekta,Poonam & Rajeshwari pic.twitter.com/2oG1oXbHvf- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 4, 2017Wishes and rewards have been pouring in for Indian women after their stellar performance at the World Cup where they defeated the mighty Aussies in the semi-final.India captain Mithali Raj was gifted a BMW for her team’s wonderful performance in England along with her personal accomplishments on the road.While veteran Jhulan Goswami dished out an outstanding bowling performance in the final, Harmanpreet Kaur’s brilliant 171* against Australia steered India to the final of the tournament.Poonam Raut also scored a century in the tournament and was a stable figure in the Indian batting line-up. On the other hand, Ekta Bisht and Rajeshwari Gayakwad both registered a five-wicket haul each against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively.last_img read more

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India vs New Zealand: An enjoyable dressing room makes a lot of difference, says Shami

first_imgMohammed Shami is on fire with the ball for India in both the formats – Tests and one-day internationals. After a superb performance in red-ball cricket over the last year, Shami has made a successful return to one-day cricket, making an immediate made an impact.Shami replaced Jasprit Bumrah in the one-day side after the latter was rested for the limited-overs series in Australia and New Zealand.Since his return to the ODI side, Shami has taken 12 wickets in 6 ODIs this year – three each against Australia and New Zealand.He has bagged two man-of-the-match awards in the ongoing series already thanks to his three-wicket hauls in the first and third ODIs against the Blackcaps.The Bengal pacer credited the dressing room atmosphere for his success in red-ball and white-ball cricket over the past year after India’s 7-wicket win over New Zealand in the third ODI on Monday.”How much we enjoy and focus on our fitness, all that is very important. The dressing room atmosphere is very healthy and the way we practice on the field all that is visible in the match as well.”An enjoyable dressing room makes a lot of difference. All this is helping me a lot and I hope to continue this,” Shami told Yuzvendra Chahal on the latter’s show Chahal TV.Talking about his role in the side, Shami says he and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have a specific job to bowl tight and keep the runs under check in their first spells so that the batsmen make mistakes under pressure and the wrist spinners can cash in with wickets in the middle overs.”I just play according to the role given to me by the team management. I try to keep it as tight as possible and given as little runs inside the circle initially. Bhuvi has that role as well from the other end.”Then both of you spinners come on to bowl and we only get to take the final few wickets in the end because of that.”Our role is to keep the runs under check and bowl tight lines in the first spell so that you guys can take as many wickets as you want in the middle overs,” Shami added.Even Bhuvneshwar Kumar reiterated the same point about keeping things simple with the ball and build pressure on the batsmen by bowling as many dot balls as possible.”Did not feel any pressure. I know Shami is in good form with the Test form and he is always good in overseas conditions. Bowling with Shami has been a good experience,” Bhuvneshwar told the broadcaster on their post-match show.The Indian bowlers have managed to bowl out New Zealand for the third straight time, a feat that was last achieved by a visiting Australian back in 2010.”When it comes to swing, yes I am a swing bowler. But if the conditions are not swing-friendly, I try to bowl as straight as possible to make the batsman make a mistake and give me the wicket,” Bhuvneshwar said.Bhuvneshwar also talked out his partnership with Shami, with the duo snaring 11 wickets between them so far in the series.”It is about partnership, if you bowl dot balls, the other bowler can get the wicket as well. So if the ball is not swinging, my motive is to bowl dot deliveries,” Bhuvneshwar said.Also Read | Away we go: Virat Kohli holidays with Anushka Sharma after New Zealand ODI series winAlso Read | This is the India team I always fantasised about as a player: Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Thank you, Hardik Pandya tweets after strong comebacklast_img read more

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Uefa to block plans for Fifa’s ‘cynical’ revamp of Club World Cup

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Messenger Individual clubs, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as those from the Premier League, emerged from Fifa presentations supporting the idea of a new Club World Cup every four years, which promised an average of more than £100m to each participating club.Infantino had pushed for a quick decision to be taken, saying that the investors had set a 60-day deadline, but after meeting strong opposition from Uefa and the ECA, the proposal was shelved, no vote was taken and Fifa promised to undertake further consultation.This week, the 36 council members from Fifa’s six regional confederations will be presented again with the suggested revamp of the Club World Cup and a new World Nations League. The proposals are understood to include one option for a new club tournament with an increased number of teams (the options last time were 16 or 24) to take place every four years, instead of the current Confederations Cup, in June the year before every World Cup.The second proposal, which will be seen as highly provocative by Uefa in particular, is for the new Club World Cup tournament to be held every season. One option presented to the council is for an annual tournament to take place in July and August, while another is to hold it annually and agree a different time slot, presumably during the season.The Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, derided the Fifa plan in May, in a speech to EU sports ministers, saying: “I cannot accept that some people who are blinded by the pursuit of profit are considering to sell the soul of football tournaments to nebulous private funds. Money does not rule – and the European sports model must be respected. Football is not for sale. I will not let anyone sacrifice its structures on the altar of a highly cynical and ruthless mercantilism.”The ECA and Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, was also scathing about the proposal last time, describing the financial projections as “dodgy”. Agnelli stressed that the football tournament calendar is globally agreed until 2024 and his priority after that is to seek expansion of the Champions League format to include more matches – and therefore more revenues – for participating teams.A Uefa source told the Guardian that its position has not changed since Infantino last presented the proposals, so Uefa’s nine members on the Fifa council, including Ceferin, are expected to state their pronounced opposition at the meeting. The Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has submitted a potentially explosive proposal for a lucrative, revamped Club World Cup, featuring top Premier League and European clubs and to be played every season. Uefa is understood to be fiercely opposed to the proposals, which will be considered by Fifa’s council meeting in Rwanda on Friday. European football’s governing body will regard any plan for an annual club tournament as a direct challenge to the Champions League.Uefa and the European Club Association were highly critical of Fifa’s proposals earlier this year to reconfigure the Club World Cup. Speaking at the time, Infantino said he had investors, who were never identified, willing to pay $12bn for four tournaments every four years from 2021. The Japanese telecoms giant Softbank is widely reported to be backing the plan, although Fifa has not named any of the investors, citing a confidentiality agreement. The world governing body has consistently downplayed reports that a major portion of the money is coming from Saudi Arabia.Infantino has met the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, four times in the past year, but Saudi involvement in any Fifa venture would be deeply controversial given the worldwide revulsion at the violent death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul this month.Infantino is seeking re-election as Fifa president next year and has promised Fifa’s national member football associations that the world governing body will spend “more than $4bn” on football development globally by 2026. Fifa is pledging that significant income will be distributed to national associations from the revamped Club World Cup and a new Nations League, for which the investors promised $13bn over 12 years – a total of $25bn for the two tournaments. Topics Fifa Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Reuse this contentcenter_img Football politics news Share via Email Share on WhatsApp The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Facebook Uefalast_img read more

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a month ago​Lampard switches Chelsea focus towards Ajax and Lille

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Lampard switches Chelsea focus towards Ajax and Lilleby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard knows his side must get positive results in their coming Champions League games.Despite chances to win the match and a missed penalty, the Blues suffered a 1-0 home loss to Valencia in the first game of the group stages.It is a tough blow for Lampard, who knows they must get three points in their next away games at Lille and Ajax.He said the following to Chelsea’s official website after the Valencia game: “The reality of losing the first game at home makes the rest of the games more important, particularly when they come next back-to-back away from home [Lille and Ajax].”We need to have a strong focus on getting a result in one of those games now.”It’s still a group I think teams will take points off each other because all the teams are strong.” last_img read more

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Large LNG Boxship Project Uncloaked

first_imgPress Release, September 10, 2014 zoom Hanjin, GTT and DNV GL have signed an agreement to jointly investigate and to develop a gas fuelled large container vessel concept equipped with membrane fuel tanks. The project partners presented the Joint Development Project (JDP) as part of the DNV GL Forum at SMM 2014 in Hamburg.The JDP partners will work together to develop a concept for sailing long distances on LNG by using technologies which are either well proven technologies (containment for LNG as cargo) or already deployed in the market (dual fuel low speed two stroke engines) and the associated systems.The concept study focusses on a 16300 TEU Container vessel designed by Hanjin Shipyard, sailing from Asia to Europe. Such a profile would mean that the vessel has to pass, at least in Europe, through a Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA), and therefore comply with the upcoming emission limitations related to sulfur.The evaluated vessel would be equipped with a dual fuel two stroke engine and two membrane tanks with a total LNG capacity of 11000 m3, which is sufficient for approx. 15000 nm. The tank size could be adjusted depending on the operating profile of the vessel and in particular the expected sailing time / distance in ECA / SECA areas.The JDP focuses on the LNG fuelling system, consisting of the bunker station, LNG fuel tanks, gas preparation and fuel supply systems. Hanjin is designing the key components of the LNG supply system; GTT is responsible for the integration of the fuel containment system; while DNV GL provides design review, hazard identification and, upon the successful completion of the project, approval in principle of the design.The Assessment of the safety performance of the gas supply system and the integration of the tank system will be the key aspects of DNV GL contribution to this cooperation.In addition to the technical aspects of this project the economic feasibility will also be evaluated, based on DNV GL’s LNG Ready Step 1 procedure.This procedure includes the evaluation of the LNG tank location and range in gas mode based on the ship’s operational profile, the outline of the necessary requirements for an LNG-ready or LNG-fuelled design and the overview of LNG availability in relevant locations.last_img read more

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Government Union Reach Tentative Agreement

first_imgGovernment has reached a tentative agreement with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. The agreement will be recommended to members by the union’s provincial executive. “I’m pleased to have reached this point,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “Both government and the union worked hard to come to this agreement. Now the members will have their opportunity to vote through ratification.” As part of the agreement, work to rule action will be suspended and phased out beginning Jan. 23. Government has begun working with school boards and the union to begin that transition. The last agreement with teachers expired on July 31, 2015. Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified by union members. -30-last_img read more

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Vigilance officials seek record of corrupt officers involved in land sale in

first_imgGurugram: The state vigilance has sought records of all the officers and registrars who have been accused of conspiring with the property sharks and involved in illegal transaction of forest land in Aravallis. Moreover, the vigilance officials have asked for records of all the officers starting from the year 1992. Environmental activists have often claimed that weak laws are resulting in public agencies to further reduce the forest areas. It is estimated that a large portion of Aravallis forests continues to recede due to the corrupt practices of the officials. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe degradation of Aravallis was also raised in the Parliament on July 7 when Congress leader Jai Ramesh made a zero-hour mention of the illegal purchase of 400 acres of forest land by a private company in Kot village, Faridabad, in the Aravalis. He requested the Union ministry of environment and forest to protect the Aravalis by cancelling illegal purchases. Even though it is contributes to the maximum share of the 8 percent green cover of Gurugram, rapid urbanisation, illegal encroachments and rapid extinction of natural aquifers are seen as major factors for quick deterioration of Aravallis. There are as many as 30 cases that are held up in various courts regarding illegal encroachment of Aravallis in Gurugram. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThere have also been reports of illegal mining still occurring in the forest area. There have also been cases where incidents of tree felling are reported from Aravallis in Gurugram because of the upcoming reality projects. “There are various challenges in preservation of Aravallis and the difficulties will only increase with the mass urbanisation of districts in Haryana. However, our officials are trying our best to preserve the green belt by taking various sreps like fencing and planting new varieties of plants,” said a senior official from Forest department (South Division).last_img read more

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NL fishing guide among dead in Labrador plane crash four still missing

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A funeral for an experienced fishing guide and father of three is to be held in Deer Lake, N.L., today, one week after a float plane that he and six others were on board crashed into a lake in Labrador.An obituary for Dwayne Winsor, 47, by Parsons Funeral Home announced his July 15 death and featured tributes from his wide circle of friends and family.Winsor was a guide at Three Rivers Lodge, the starting point for last Monday’s fishing excursion to Mistastin Lake that never returned to the lodge. Debris from the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane was spotted in the water last Tuesday.A short biography of Winsor on the Three Rivers Lodge website describes him as a guide with 20 years of experience in the Labrador bush, who shared the river with guests and had a knack with a fishing net.Three bodies, including Winsor’s, have since been recovered, while four men, including Quebec pilot Gilles Morin, American brothers Matthew Weaver and John Weaver III and another fishing guide from Newfoundland and Labrador are still missing. An RCMP spokesperson said police divers searched the water at Mistastin Lake, about 100 kilometres southwest of Nain, over the weekend, but so far none of four missing men have been found. The cause of the crash is still unknown.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Artist Opens Photography Exhibit on Western Sahara in Spain

Rabat – Moroccan photographer Dulfi Doulfikar has opened a photography exhibit on the development of Western Sahara in Spain. The exhibit, which opened Friday in the Huelva province in southern Spain, traces the development of Western Sahara and the Guelmim region of southern Morocco. It exposes Moroccan Sahrawi culture to disassemble Western clichés. In the context of the cultural Islamic days organized by the Andalusi municipality of Almonaster, southern Spain, Dulfi Doulfikar is offering the Spanish public an opportunity to discover a culturally rich and modern Western Sahara. The exhibition, named “The Sahara Through Two Visions,” was narrated by the Spanish writer Paco Huelva, who wrote explanatory texts accompanying every picture. Representatives and municipal councillors attended the art exhibit and expressed great appreciation of the Moroccan-Spanish work. Doulfikar declared he was approached by councillors who were surprised by the improvement of the region which has not been seen by the media. According to Doulfikar, he wants to show the world how the Western Sahara that he considers Moroccan, and the Guelmim region have undergone massive development. He said they are becoming modern and are “not dry lands inhabited by Touaregs, with dunes as the only natural landscape.” The exhibit exposed cultural aspects like “tbourida” (traditional horse riding scenes) and festivals like the Tan Tan festival. The pictures also display the region’s flora and fauna and the Sahrawi people and their traditions.The exhibit also emphasized the role of women in the development of the region.Doulfikar visited the region many times to take his pictures. He intends to publish a book compiling all his work on the region to fight stereotypes. read more

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Senior UN officials begin visit to Japan Republic of Korea and Russia

21 February 2008The United Nations political chief and one of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s top advisers have begun a visit to Japan, the Republic of Korea and Russia to discuss a range of UN-related issues with senior officials in the three countries. B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, accompanied by Mr. Ban’s Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Special Adviser Kim Won-soo, left New York last night at the request of the Secretary-General, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.Mr. Pascoe and Mr. Kim are scheduled to hold high-level consultations in Tokyo tomorrow with Japanese officials, where they will express Mr. Ban’s appreciation for the country’s strong support of UN activities, especially in the wake of Japan’s recent financial contribution of $1.06 billion to the world body’s operations.In the Republic of Korea, the two UN officials will represent Mr. Ban at the inauguration of President Lee Myung-bak on Monday and convey the Secretary-General’s personal greetings. They will also discuss issues of mutual interest with the new leadership in Seoul.Mr. Pascoe will then continue to Moscow for high-level consultations with Russian officials on a range of UN issues, Ms. Montas added. read more

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TNA says PSC not credible

Sampanthan says the attempt by the Government to weaken the 13th Amendment comes despite its continued commitment to India and the UN to implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in full, and go beyond and build upon it so as to achieve meaningful devolution.“The Government has reportedly decided to bring some of these amendments as urgent Bills and refer the others to the PSC,” he said. The TNA leader also noted that Professor Tissa Vitharana, who headed the APRC and who kept inviting the TNA to the PSC from 2011, has been left out of the PSC while Minister Rauf Hakeem, who told the Indian Parliamentary delegation last year that he will act as a bridge between the Government and the TNA at the PSC deliberations has been left out and Minister Rajitha Senaratne, who only last week invited the TNA to confidently come into the PSC on the basis that he would support us, has also been left out of the PSC.“Finally we wish to state that in the absence of any Opposition member of Parliament, this PSC will be nothing but a sub-committee of the Government Parliamentary Group and not a Parliamentary Select Committee and will have no credibility whatsoever,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the Parliament Select Committee appointed by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to make proposals on constitutional reforms, will have no credibility whatsoever as there are no opposition members of Parliament in the committee.TNA leader R. Sampanthan, in a statement, said that the TNA resisted pressure to join the PSC to bring about constitutional reforms until a clear agenda for the Committee was set. “There is no doubt that the proposed PSC will be the vehicle to achieve the above objectives,” he said. He says it is now clear the agenda is to incrementally water down the already-limited provisions of the 13th Amendment, first by rendering the PC List superfluous and second by restricting the freedom of peoples to determine administrative boundaries through Parliament and finally, by removing all constitutional provisions on the devolution of land and police powers. read more

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Finland urges bold agenda for sustainable development targets

Finland today suggested that the new development agenda being drawn up by the United Nations to succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) be called the Sustainable Development Goals, while at the same time faulting the world body for its failure to stop the Syrian bloodbath. “A green economy is not a luxury, but a prerequisite for poverty reduction and sustainability. In short, the new agenda must be even bolder and more ambitious than the previous one. Its implementation will require action in all countries,” Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja told the General Assembly during its annual General Debate.“In the near future, we are expected to agree on a new development agenda, a new set of goals, which in my view could be called Sustainable Development Goals,” he said of the theme of this year’s 68th General Assembly – The Post 2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage! – which seeks to draw up an even more ambitious blueprint to totally eliminate poverty and its attendant ills in the decades following the end in 2015 of the MDGs cycle.“Faced with advancing climate change and the accelerating loss of biodiversity we may, at best, have only a few decades time in which to reach ecological, social and economic sustainability. Decisive action based on a sense of urgency is needed to turn the tide globally before it is too late. Either we succeed in this together or we are going to perish together,” he declared.“Poverty can only be eradicated within the context of sustainable development. Development must be ecologically, economically and socially sustainable. It must be firmly anchored in human rights.”Turning to the civil war in Syria, Mr. Tuomioja decried the UN’s a failure to act in its core domain, in maintaining peace and security, with 110, 000 people already killed and 2 million forced to flee the country.“The United Nations has been unable to act to end this appalling bloodshed,” he said. “The conflict in Syria has seriously undermined the authority and credibility of the United Nations.” read more

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Finsbury Park A mixed and tolerant community that has been left appalled

first_imgVigil for Finsbury Park attack Rabbi Herschel Gluck said the incident hurt and was an attack on “every single Muslim in the UK and beyond”.”But really an attack on the Muslim community is an attack on every single citizen in Great Britain, because we are one nation, under one god, living together, working together, co-operating together in his country,” he added.  The mosqueearned notoriety through its links to Abu Hamza. But that was more than a decade ago and since then it has worked hard to repair its reputation, holding open days and maintaining links with the local church.There was a moment of tension when Theresa May arrived at the mosque amid a heavy police presence. But it was soon over. Hassine came here as a young man and and said the first time he experienced racism was last week: “It was a woman in a car. She told me, ‘Go back where you came from’ and threw a can of Coke at my car. That kind of thing never happened before now.”On Monday night locals were joined by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick at a vigil outside the mosque. She stood with the chairman of the mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, to observe a short silence, before he addressed the large crowd, praising the “great response” from the community. “Yesterday we all experienced a horrific attack on our families, on our freedom, on our dignity. A man, a father of six children, being killed in cold blood and many injured by an extremist, by a terrorist,” Mr Kozbar said.”These people, these extremists, their aim is to divide our communities, is to spread hatred, fear and division among our communities,” he added.”We all have harmony in this area, and these people try to divide us, but we tell them that we will not let you do that.” A lady called Tracey wheeled a plastic trolley up to the police cordon and pulled out a crate of bottled water, gratefully received by officers standing in the baking heat.“I’m quite horrified by this. Where I live, I’ve got Muslim neighbours on this side, Orthodox Jewish people on the other. We all get on,” she said.She went to Poundland and bought the water after watching the news and seeing someone shout at a policeman. “They don’t deserve it, do they? I’m only sorry it ain’t cold.”Outside the Al Baraka Supermarket, a group of Algerian men were discussing the attack. All had worshipped at the Muslim Welfare House and knew some of the victims.“It’s a good community. Muslims, Christian, Jewish, atheist – we all have different opinions and nobody has a grudge with anybody,” said a man called Kader. Finsbury Park is proud to be tolerantCredit:Dan Kitwood /Getty By the police cordon on Seven Sisters Road, a woman stood with a homemade placard. Alison, pictured, a resident, had heard about the attack early in the morning and hastily made the sign before heading to the scene.“Leave Our Muslim Neighbours Alone,” it said on the front. On the back: “This is not a war. It’s just a few deranged individuals acting out their demented macho fantasies. They are not with us. We love our mixed community.”It’s a message that sums up the community spirit in Finsbury Park. The streets may be shabbier than those a mile away in Islington, but people are proud to live in an area known for its tolerance. All morning, people came to leave flowers outside Finsbury Park Mosque – a focal point for the Muslim community here. People hold flowers as they attend a vigil outside Finsbury Park Mosque Signs saying ‘Love will win, Terror will lose’ were held up at the vigilCredit:Dan Kitwood/Getty  The chairman of the mosque praised the way in which the community had respondedCredit:Dan Kitwood /Getty Other faith leaders from the community also spoke at the vigil, including the Bishop of Stepney the Rt Rev Adrian Newman, who told the crowd “an attack on one faith is an attack on us all”. People hold flowers as they attend a vigil outside Finsbury Park Mosque Credit:Dan Kitwood/Getty  When people say the multicultural “experiment” has failed, they have clearly not walked down Blackstock Road, where Turkish barbers and 
Algerian grocers sit alongside Sardinian trattorias and hipster pizza joints.The middle classes here are staunchly Labour – save for a respectable number who vote Green – and the attack has left them appalled.“I’ve lived here for about 37 years and it has always been lovely because it’s so mixed,” Alison said. “Muslims are our neighbours and I want them to know they’re not alone.” Finsbury Park vigil Vigil for Finsbury Park Local people were visibly emotional in the aftermath of the attackCredit:Dan Kitwood /Getty His friend, Hassine, is known to his white British neighbours as Harry. “There’s Margaret who lives next door, her son moved to Margate and wanted her to move too but she said, ‘How can I leave Harry’s family? They’re so good to me.’ I check on her every day, she’s an old lady. We make food for the neighbours – couscous, all of that. They love it.” Signs saying 'Love will win, Terror will lose' were held up at the vigil 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.last_img read more

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ASOBAL Round 29 Guadalajara and Academia Octavio win last round to decide

← Previous Story EHF Challenge Cup: SKA Minsk with one hand on the trophy, wins 31:26 in Luxembourg Next Story → Buducnost Podgorica for fourth time in a row win Women’s Regional League (WHRL) 12.Guadalajara299218772:82220 13.Valladolid299218750:82520 15.Posada298318772:87619 The relegation battle in the Spanish ASOBAL has gotten very interesting after this 29th round. The next round, which will be the final, will decide which team will join Palma del Rio in being relegated from ASOBAL. After Academia Octavio has defeated Cuenca at home with 28:22 (14:7), and Guadalajara defeated BM Aragon 32:27 (16:13), it is now 5 teams within 1 point distance from each other, and one of them will have to be relegated – and we will know that in the next final round.Below is the table – the team ranked 15th will be relegated. 14.Morrazo Cangas299119738:83719 academia octavioandebolAragonASOBALbalonmanobm aragoncuencadujshebaevguadalajarahandeboloctavio vigorelegationrelegation battle 11.Villa de Aranda298417730:79720 read more

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With over 5 million journeys made so far Dublinbikes scheme set for

first_imgSurvey: More people cycling and taking Luas to work in Dublin> THE DUBLINBIKES SCHEME is set to be expanded by 58 stations, 950 bikes and around 2,000 bike stands.Twenty-nine new jobs will be created by the expansion and the new stands will be sited in the west of the city in the Heuston area and to the east in the Docklands area.Since its introduction, there have been over five million Dublinbikes journeys made and Dublin City Council say they have been inundated with expressions of interest to have the scheme expanded.“Dublin City Council’s dublinbikes scheme in association with JCDecaux is one of the most successful public bike rental schemes worldwide,” said the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, who will put the proposed expansion scheme before the members of Dublin City Council at Monday’s meeting.“The expanded bike scheme will provide for improved linkages in the city, and will further enhance the reputation of Dublin as a forward thinking and innovative city,” he added.It is hoped that works will commence this October and be completed during July 2014.At present there are 33,000 long term Dublinbikes subscribers, with the bikes being used on a daily basis anywhere up to 7,000 time.Read: Rollout of public bike scheme ‘needs private funding’>last_img read more

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