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first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsManawan Chief Jean-Rock Ottawa proudly displays a small medallion of Saky-Anne Petiquay, who drowned in September 2016.The eight-year-old girl may still be alive if the community had an ambulance according to Ottawa.“If there had been the presence of the paramedics, this girl would have had the same chances of survival if we had the resources in the community,” Ottawa testified Monday at the Quebec inquiry into the province’s treatment of Indigenous people.The community has been fighting to get those services for over 20 years.Manawan, with its 2,500 members, is only accessible by a logging road and is located 80 kilometres north of Saint-Michel des Saints.For Ottawa it’s simple – Manawan is a victim of discrimination.“The Atikamekw in Manawan are clearly discriminated against by Québec government authorities, particularly with regard to pre-hospital emergency services,” he said. “The Atikamekw Council of Manawan is convinced that now the discriminatory situation of the ambulance service for the members of our community results in an inequality that can be qualified as systemic racism.”drochette@aptn.calast_img read more

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John Holmes, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, visited an IDP settlement near the town of Batticaloa, close to the scene of recent fighting between Government forces and Tamil separatists.More than 160,000 civilians became displaced in eastern Sri Lanka between October last year and May, according to UN humanitarian officials, including some people who were also displaced when the Indian Ocean tsunami struck the country in December 2004.Mr. Holmes, who is also Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said it was tragic that those people affected by the tsunami had had to flee again.During talks with local authorities, he stressed the need for improved cooperation between UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Government to improve aid provision across the country, where at least 3,500 people have been killed in the past year because of the renewed fighting in the decades-long conflict.Mr. Holmes called on local authorities to open all areas to humanitarian operations and to restore public services as well.Tomorrow he is expected to wrap up his visit to Sri Lanka by meeting the country’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa. 8 August 2007The top United Nations humanitarian official toured eastern Sri Lanka today, meeting with some of the tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the region and holding talks with local authorities to try to improve the relief effort there. read more

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today hailed strides being made to “green” the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games through the use of solar power and other measures but cautioned that more should be done to address air pollution, offset greenhouse gas emissions and boost public transport use.“The initial score card on the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics 2008 is positive in terms of the greening of the Games,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.China’s initiative to host the Games is serving to accelerate environmental improvements across the city, as Beijing strives to balance rapid economic growth with health and environmental protection, the agency said. Environmental measures are being introduced covering waste management, cleaner transport systems and water treatment, as well as new urban green belts including a 580-hectare Olympic Forest Park, according to a UNEP report. The agency commends China for accelerating the phase-out of ozone depleting chemicals and for providing energy efficiency and green energy appliances at buildings and sports venues. Solar power is also being extensively deployed at sports venues and at the Olympic village and the organizers have well-developed plans to re-use and recycle venues after the Games close, UNEP said. But while the report acknowledges the significant investment and achievements of the organizers of the 2008 Olympic Games, it also highlights some remaining concerns, including air quality and pollution as well as under-utilization of the city’s expanding public transport network. “The more than $12 billion spent by the Municipal Government and Government of China appears to have been well spent – and will be even more well spent if the lessons learned and measures adopted are picked up by municipalities across the country so as to leave a real and lasting nationwide legacy,” said Mr. Steiner added. 25 October 2007The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today hailed strides being made to “green” the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games through the use of solar power and other measures but cautioned that more should be done to address air pollution, offset greenhouse gas emissions and boost public transport use. read more

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Ontario Power Generation has issued a water safety bulletin advising the Brock community stay away from the dams on Twelve Mile Creek.Water levels change without warning on the creek, which is a short distance from Brock’s campus. They change depending on the outflow of the Decew Generation Stations located upstream.There are four small overflow dams along the creek that control water flow and minimize erosion, the bulletin says. The low-head overflow dams have water flowing constantly over them. The dams look harmless because they’re small, especially when viewed from the upstream side.But they’re not. The water flowing through the damns recirculates in a rolling motion that causes objects to be trapped against the downstream side of the dam. A person caught in that re-circulating current would likely drown.“These dams are not safe to wade or walk out onto or to go over in anything like a boat, canoe or floating tube or raft,” the advisory says. “Signs have been installed on the banks of the creek to identify the location of these dams and their hazards.“Obey all warning signs, fences, buoys, booms and barriers. They are put there to protect you, so stay clear and stay safe.”• a PDF of the water safety bulletin read more

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“At this stage, KFOR says, the cause of the crash is unknown but there are no indications that it was caused by hostile action from any group,” said Fred Eckhard, referring to information received from the international security force in the province. He noted that at the time of yesterday’s crash, the weather was “poor with low clouds and heavy rain.” According to KFOR, the pilot and navigator were killed and five others injured in the incident, which took place near the border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The aircraft was conducting operations “in support of efforts to secure the border and eradicate the extremist activity that has threatened to destabilize the region,” Mr. Eckhard said.In other news, the chairman of the working group elaborating a legal framework for Kosovo’s provisional self-government said today the effort was progressing on schedule. Johan Van Lamoen told the Kosovo Interim Administrative Council that although a draft document was expected to be ready on Friday, the working group might hold extraordinary meetings next week to clarify outstanding issues, including a request by the Kosovo Albanians to name the document the “interim constitution.”Mr. Van Lamoen also expressed regret that the Kosovo Serbs had participated in only one of the group’s meetings, but welcomed their announced return for the final sessions. He cautioned, however, that it would be difficult to “go back to page one and start all over again.” read more

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“We are…here to learn and to support initiatives that will lead to sustainable peace, stability and prosperity in Somalia and beyond,” said Nicholas Kay, head of the new UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) as he arrived in Hargeisa, Somaliland this morning.In his first visit to the region since assuming his duties as head of the Mission on 3 June, he met with President Ahmed Mahamed Mohamud (Silaanyo) and officials of the Somaliland Administration.He was received by Dr. Mohamed Abdillahi Omar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, who accompanied Mr. Kay to the mass graves in Hargeisa, in commemoration of the worst human rights violations of the Siyad Barre regime, which occurred between 1984 and 1988. On his arrival, he said: “I have come to Hargeisa early in my new assignment in order to make it clear to the authorities and people of Somaliland that the United Nations supports their aspirations for peace and prosperity.” “Somaliland has remained an island of relative peace and stability in an insecure region and we believe that there are lessons that can be learned here about stabilizing the whole region,” he continued, noting Somaliland’s efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and to entrench democracy through holding periodic elections. “We are also aware of the challenges that Somaliland faces in institutionalizing a formal system of justice alongside the traditional one and we look forward to working together to reinforce the rule of law,” Mr. Kay said, stressing that the Mission stood ready to support constructive engagement between Somalia and Somaliland.Noting that this was the first of many visits to Somaliland and that he intends to have a close and fruitful relationship with its people and authorities of the region, he said the UNSOM office in Hargeisa will be proactively engaging the administration and civil society to explore areas of further cooperation.The mandate of UNSOM is to support the building of national capacity, peacebuilding, with a focus on good governance, security sector reform, rule of law, human rights, providing “good offices” for mediation and political reconciliation and coordination of international assistance. Meanwhile, the Security Council was briefed this afternoon by Assistant Secretary-General Tayé-Brooke Zerihoun on the situation in the Juba regions of Somalia. Following those closed door talks, Mark Lyall Grant of the United Kingdom, which holds the Council’s presidency for the month, read out a statement expressing Council members’ concern at the deterioration in the security situation in the Juba regions, particularly in Kismayo, and at the resulting impact on the civilian population and the humanitarian situation. “The Members of the Security Council called on all parties to refrain from any action which may threaten peace and stability in the Juba regions and to engage with the Federal Government of Somalia in a constructive manner to achieve a peaceful resolution to the current crisis and to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation,” he said.Further, Council members underlined their support for the development of an effective federal system of Government, in line with the Provisional Constitution and in respect of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Somalia, in order to ensure a constructive and sincere partnership between the Somali Government and local and regional administrations. “The members of the Security Council welcomed the commitment of the Federal Government of Somalia to lead reconciliation efforts in the Juba regions with the support of UNSOM, IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] and other appropriate actors,” he said, adding that Council members urged that this be taken forward expeditiously. Security Council members underlined the availability of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to assist the Government of Somalia in peacefully resolving the situation.They also underlined the importance of the issues in the Juba regions not distracting from the urgent need to end the threat posed by Al-Shabaab and bring, security and prosperity to the Somali people, the overwhelming majority of whom are committed to peace through dialogue. “In that context, the members of the Council underscored their support for AMISOM [African Union Mission in Somalia] and reiterated their willingness to take action against those who undermine the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia,” the Council president concluded. read more

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The Big Ten is finished with expansion — for now. In an exclusive interview with The Lantern earlier this month, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said the conference would only consider adding schools that contacted the league, not vice versa. “We’re done with it,” Smith said. “We’re finished. The only thing that would cause us to look at it further is if someone contacted us. So, we’re not going to go out and say we’re thinking about expansion.” Although the Big Ten won’t aggressively pursue potential additions, Smith said he expects other universities to seek inclusion into the conference. “We think there are some schools that are going to try to talk to some conferences,” he said. “But we’re not actively out looking at expansion. After our October meetings, that’s going to be the last we talk about it.” In October 2009, the league announced its intentions to explore expansion during a 12- to 18-month period. Nebraska left the Big 12 to join the Big Ten on June 12, 2010. Smith said the league will continue to operate under its original timeline, and once details about scheduling and the conference-title game are hammered out in next week’s meetings, expansion will be a topic of the past. That is, unless another school wants in. The right schools could add to the quality of the Big Ten Network, which Smith said has driven the conference’s pursuit of expansion. According to a report by the Associated Press earlier this month, the network turned a 30 percent profit last year. “The growth of the Big Ten Network was significantly faster than any of us projected,” Smith said. “It’s highly profitable, beyond what we thought at this particular time. We knew it was going to be successful. … But with that growth you have to sit back and say, ‘OK, how do we continue that growth? What things can we add to it?’” With the advent of 3-D TV and incessant improvements being made to high-definition quality, the TV market has emerged as college football’s most lucrative outlet. Smith said athletic directors and presidents are channeling their efforts toward maximizing TV’s role in their respective conferences. Adding a 12th team allowed the Big Ten to institute a conference championship game beginning next year, a national spectacle that should generate about $15 million to $20 million, Smith said. “As television changes, and all the mediums change for communication, the conferences have to shift in order to maximize revenue opportunities off of them,” Smith said. “When you get down to it, it’s about more inventory, more games, so that you can provide the television carrier with more product.” read more

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first_imgIn the wider market, the company has won several recent orders from Hindustan Zinc in India for equipment that will make the mining company’s operations take a leap forward in efficiency and become more digitalised. Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions in mining, has stated reecently that Epiroc will be the name of the company that the Group will dividend out in 2018 provided shareholder approval. “With Epiroc we have found a short, distinct and timeless name that is spot on for the mining and civil engineering business,” said Annika Berglund, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Governmental Affairs.On January 16, 2017, Atlas Copco Board of Directors announced that it will prepare a proposal to the Annual General Meeting 2018 to split the Group into two companies; Atlas Copco, focused on industrial customers, and another one – now named Epiroc –  focused on mining and civil engineering customers. The plan is to have both companies listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange. Epiroc was selected out of almost 1 000 names evaluated. Epi is a prefix meaning “on” or “at” in Latin and Greek.  Roc signals stability and durability, and rock is one of the most important materials that the company works with. Hindustan Zinc, a long-time customer of Atlas Copco, is significantly increasing its underground mining output. As part of this shift, Hindustan Zinc is automating much of its operations, increasing productivity and safety. The recently placed orders include drilling rigs, loaders, haulers (including the MT65) and exploration equipment which will be used in five of its mines in northwestern India. The orders total €24 million and were received in the first and second quarters of 2017.“We are proud to play an important role in Hindustan Zinc’s moves toward highly effective, partly automated mining,” said Helena Hedblom, President of Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. “Atlas Copco is on the cutting edge of modern mining equipment, helping customers to boost productivity, energy savings and operator safety.”Automation and other high-technology features of the equipment are enabled through the common Rig Control System (RCS) platform. Most of the machines are equipped with the telematics solution CERTIQ, which gathers, compares and communicates equipment information and performance. The equipment supplied will also be covered by a separate comprehensive agreement for service and support for a period of five years from date of commissioning. Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta company, is India’s only and the world-leading integrated zinc-lead-silver producer.last_img read more

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In the derby match of Austrian Play Off Round 7, UHK Krems took the leadership from Alpla Hard 32:27 (20:17).Moser Medical UHK Krems: Deifl, Filzwieser; Belas 4, Boszo 1, Walzer 3, Schopf 10/1, Brunner, Hanko, Lazarevic 3, Schmölz 2, Chalupa 1, Visy 1, Vizvary 4, Lint 3Alpla HC Hard: Suppanschitz, Doknic; Kathrein 1, Schmid 3, Raschle 4, Zivkovic 2, Kuzo 1, Jochum 3/3, Glusaks 4, Wüstner, Friede 1, Rigas, Knauth 2, Krsmancic 6LEAGUE TABLE: 6.Bregenz Handball6105140164-244 3.Fivers WAT Margareten65011771453211 5.HIT medalp Tirol6204131150-194 4.HC Linz AG6105145160-156 1.Moser Medical UHK Krems7502184175915 2.Alpla HC Hard75021861691713 Alpla HardAustrian handballAustrian handball LeaguehandballHardKrems handballUHK Krems ← Previous Story Balogh Zsolt and Marinko Kekezovic to Pick Szeged! Next Story → Balkan-Handball.com celebrates 5th birthday! read more

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first_imgFOUR MEN HAVE been arrested in connection with the murder of John Wilson in Ballyfermot in Dublin last week.The arrest of the four men this morning brings to five the total number of people who have been arrested in connection with Wilson’s death.A car was also seized as part of this morning’s operation, Gardaí say.The 35-year-old was shot a number of times at a house on Cloverhill Road just before 3pm last Friday in what was described as a gangland killing.The four arrested men range in ages from late teens to their early 30s and are being detained under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Garda Stations in the Dublin city region.They can be held for up to seven days.Previously: Man arrested after fatal shooting in Ballyfermot, Dublinlast_img

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first_imgPADDY KENNY’S BIRTH certificate has apparently given new Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino reason to force the Ireland international out of the club, The Guardian reported today.Kenny,36, was on born on May 17. And apparently that little number between 16 and 18 is one that the superstitious Cellino simply can’t abide by.As chairman of Serie A club Cagliari, Cellino ordered that there should be no seat numbered 17 in Stadio Is Arena and seats were instead labelled 16b.Last season, Michael Brown wore the number 17 jersey at Elland Road and it will not be filled this season after the midfielder was released.However, Cellino’s superstitions over that number and the colour purple (not the movie) may not be the only reason Kenny was shown the door. Source: VineThe above image of a very out-of-shape Kenny has been in circulation in recent weeks. And with Kenny being among the top earners at the Championship club, his date of birth may well have been just a step too far.President Obama calls up US players Tim Howard and Clint DempseyTheScore.ie’s World Cup last 8 power rankingslast_img read more

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first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Crystal clear weather Wednesday with an outstanding view of the Cascades’ snow-covered peaks. Windy in the exposed areas near the river with gusts in Clark County over 40 mph. Talk about wind chill. While others farther north, say in Salmon Creek, had calmer winds and somewhat warm sunshine, but I’m sure you noticed white frost still on the ground in the shady areas.Vancouver dipped to 26 degrees Wednesday morning while others had lows around 20 degrees farther north. Five years ago, we were having a similar weather pattern with cold east winds blowing. On Dec. 4, 2013, Vancouver had a record low of 19 degrees, breaking the old record set way back in 1919.Sometimes we get out of the cold weather without any excitement because, No. 1, moisture off the Pacific has to make its way through some very dry air. The east winds would help keep that at bay for a while. Depends on the position of the weather system as well. Complicated, to say the least. But this air mass, although chilly, isn’t quite deep enough aloft to bring Clark County snow and ice.The Gorge will most likely have a little snow, sleet and freezing rain late Friday night and maybe over the weekend, as warmer Pacific air erodes the cold pool in the Columbia Basin.Next week looks unsettled, with seasonal temperatures in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Nothing exciting to write home about. At least with a split-flow weather pattern, California has been getting some much-needed rainfall and snow in the mountains. So far, our mountains have a paltry amount thanks to the El Nino pattern we are stuck in.last_img read more

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first_img KUSI Newsroom, Eighth Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run Updated: 5:27 PM Posted: March 3, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: chelsea king, finish chelsea’s run, poway high school, run FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom 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 Diegans are putting on their running shoes this morning to honor Poway High School student Chelsea King. The annual Finish Chelsea’s Run event raises money for the Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship and promotes Chelsea’s Law.Elizabeth Alvarez spoke to King’s parents at Balboa Park to talk about why Finish Chelsea’s Run is so important to them. March 3, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgAUGUSTA, Maine — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims.The former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, told law enforcement officials, domestic violence advocates and others that those who seek “common sense” gun reforms can lead the way in safeguarding women and families from abusers.The tour will take Giffords to New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon. The last stop of the tour will be in Seattle on Oct. 22.“We can change our laws. We can win elections. Please join your voice with mine,” she told the roughly 20 people gathered at the University of Southern Maine campus to discuss gun control policy ideas and challenges.Giffords, who was shot in the head and remains partially paralyzed, spoke haltingly but clearly as she described gun violence as a pressing issue for women.last_img read more

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first_img Laos government proposes significant increase in casino taxes RelatedPosts Macau Legend slips into loss in 1H19 despite rising revenues Load Morecenter_img Macau Legend eying Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam expansion Macau casino operator Macau Legend says it expects to report unaudited consolidated profit attributable to the owners of the company of around HK$229 million for the six months to 30 June 2018, due primarily to the sale of its former subsidiary New Macau Landmark Management Limited (NML).New Macau Landmark Management Limited is the entity that owns The Landmark Macau hotel and Pharaoh’s Palace casino.The expected profit comes after Macau Legend reported an almost identical level of loss of HK$228.6 million in the same period last year as a result of increased costs following the opening of Legend Palace casino and hotel in the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf precinct.The company completed the sale of NML on 27 April this year for a consideration of HK$4.6 billion, however it continues to provide gaming services at Pharaoh’s Palace under the terms of the sale via its wholly-owned subsidiary Hong Hock.last_img read more

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first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have given the all clear at two South Florida schools, Monday, after shooting threats appeared on social media.Police said someone posted a threat on Twitter to shoot up Driftwood Middle School in Hollywood. School district officials confirmed the school, located at 2751 N. 70th Ave., was operating on a modified lockdown that was later lifted.The post was later taken down, but, as a precaution, an increased police presence remained around the campus.A similar scene unfolded at Felix Varela High School in Southwest Miami-Dade. A handful of officers were on the campus, located near Southwest 152nd Avenue and 96th Street, due to a threat that was posted in December claiming there would be a shooting on Monday.Officials from both districts say the students involved will be disciplined.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Hollywood Police have arrested a pair of thieves accused of burglarizing a Hollywood home.Terrence Kennedy and Paul Lupien were taken into custody for their alleged involvement, Tuesday.Surveillance video from the burglary in March showed one of the men climbing over a fence into the backyard before breaking into the home near South 20th Avenue and Funston Street.The man could later be seen in the video passing stolen items to his accomplice before both men fled the scene.Police believe Kennedy and Lupien might also be linked to other burglaries in the area.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Senior Center To Hold Trip To Vermont Country Store & Green Mountains On October 8In “Community”SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Tips For Seniors Dealing With The Summer HeatIn “Community”VIDEO: Wilmington Residents Share Their Memories Of The Moon LandingIn “Videos” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Senior Center is holding its Annual Valentine’s Day Celebration on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at noon. Harrow’s Chicken Pie will be served by Wilmington High School Rotary Interact students. Spend your afternoon with people who love you. Register at the Senior Center’s Front Desk. Tickets cost $5.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Senior Center.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

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first_imgTwitter/Cricket World CupNew Zealand find themselves in a precarious situation in the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup final after they were reduced to 179/5 in 40 overs. The more important thing were the two men who had been dismissed lately – Ross Taylor and Jimmy Neesham. Taylor had played a crucial role in taking his team to a competitive score in the semi-final. However, he was trapped lbw by a Mark Wood delivery that he missed. Jimmy Neesham came in and played some wonderful shot. He seemed to be in a good rhythm and was timing and placing the ball nicely. But after hitting a boundary in an over from Plunkett, he got carried away and attempted a lofted straight drive which was mistimed and the catch offered was taken easily at mid-on. With both these batsmen gone, the Kiwis are in a difficult position as the last ten overs are upon them and they only have two recognised batsmen left – Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Latham. Even getting to 250 would be difficult from hereon.last_img read more

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first_imgDelhi International Arts Festival, India’s Signature Festival, has placed the country on an International cultural map. The 11th edition of the festival, opened at the magnificent Purana Qila on November 11 and will continue till November 25. It is recognized as the ‘India Festival’ and a platform for cultural diplomacy and cultural tourism.The program was started with lamp lighting and many dignitaries like Sujata Prasad, Additional Secretary, Chung–Kwang tien from Taiwan and Deputy chief of mission cultural from Russia were present at the ocassion. Around 26 Countries and 1500 artists from around the world are participating in this festival this year. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCelebrations started with spellbound performance of Vande Mataram; a multi-style dance performance that combines the concept of meditation, yoga, music and dance in one seamless production that pays homage to our motherland – Bharat. The act was choreographed by Prathibha Prahlad. It was followed by ‘Who Dinks There?’ – a contemporary dance By TAI Body Theatre from Taiwan, ‘Dance to Fly’ – a fusion dance from USA and Taiwan, Bolshoi, ‘Laugh to Cry’ – a contemporary fusion dance directed by Felix Mikhailov from Russia and lastly, ‘AL Menya’ – a folk and Dervish performance from Egypt also enthralled the audience. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne of the major highlights of Delhi International Arts Festival 2017 will be the celebration of silver jubilee of ASEAN-INDIA Partnership at Qutub Minar at the closing ceremony which will feature artistic border guards group from Vietnam, a traditional dance and music performance from Bangladesh, Sumatera Dance Troupe from Indonesia and Baihana Trio from Philippines.In addition to all of these exciting performances are “Balinese Wayang” – puppet dance by Indonesia and “Wayang Kulit Dalang”– a shadow play by Malaysia and many other performances by UK, Norway, Thailand, Portugal, France, Egypt, Argentina, Hungary and Ireland. Artists will be visiting almost 18 schools during the day to address and harness young minds about the beauty of arts. National Museum and National Archives will see the visit of hundreds of children so as to familiarise them with the world of heritage, legacy and culture. Film festivals, children’s events, high energy performances with rich diversity will mark the 11th edition of DIAF. The festival is organised in collaboration with the Ministries of Culture, Indian Council for Cultural relations and the Govt. of NCT of Delhi.Delhi International Arts Festival is unique in itself as it includes all genres of music, dance, theatre, puppetry, poetry, literature, visual arts, films and exhibitions from the most traditional to the most contemporary expressions. Several embassies, foreign governments, cultural centers, international cultural managers, and artists from all around the world constitute the Delhi International Arts Festival every year. This 15-day celebration of art and culture, is hosted by Forum for Art beyond Borders and Prasiddha Foundation. The coming week will see persian and vietnamese film screenings, giving an ode to women through traditional dance performances, Pt. Krishna Ram Choudhary on Shehnai and much more.last_img read more

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