first_imgAdvertisementRoger Federer might be getting old but he still has the knack of winning trophies. The 20-time grand slam winner took part in the Laver Cup exhibition event in Chicago. It is an event where Team Europe take on the Rest of the World. As we all know it is played over a course of three days. In the first day, the winning team will be awarded one point for each match and the second day two points for each match and the third day three points.Team Europe started of the day 1 by bagging the first point where Dimitrov won comfortably 6-1 6-4 against Taifoe. Edmund just scrapped through but continued the run by winning the tiebreaker. The score was (6-4, 5-7, 10-6) . D. Goffin got his win in his singles for team Europe.Who would have No 2 and No 3 seed in ATP singles when they played together in doubles match they would come out as losers. Well, it was a sad day ending for Team Europe although they ended the day in the lead. They saw Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer lose to K. Anderson and J sock. The score ended as 3-1 to Team Europe at the end of day 1The tennis continued as we entered day 2 with the scoreline 3-1 to Team Europe. Federer and A. Zverev winning their respective matches for Team Europe. Djokovic poor form continued as he failed to win his match against K. Anderson in the tiebreaker with the score being (6-7, 7-5, 6-10). He lost the first set and the tiebreaker. J . Sock and Kyrgios continued a good job Anderson did by winning doubles against G . Dimitrov and D. Goffin.It was an equal abomination on the second day with both the team winning two matches each. The score at the end of the second day was 7-5.We enter the decisive day with Team Europe leading 5-7. Team Europe needed 6 points to seal the victory. It didn’t start off great for team Europe lost their doubles where Roger Federer and Zverev lost to Isner and Sock. Looks like Federer is better off when he plays singles as he did win his singles match against Isner (6-7, 7-6, 10-7). Zverev sealed the victory for Team Europe by beating (6-7, 7-5, 10-7). He came back stronger after losing the first set to win the next two sets. It was a scintillating display by Team Europe as they won 13-8.“I’m just happy to get the win and we defended the title,” the 21-year-old Zverev said after the event.“I mean, Roger [Federer] is not a good coach, but we will leave that,” he joked.“No, he helped me a lot, he gave me some tactical advice and it worked because I won the second set and then the match tie-break.“It was such a close match all around, not only this one but all weekend – a few points here and there and it could have been different.Team Europe won the inaugural tournament in Prague last year. Next year’s competition will take place in Geneva from 20-22 September.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMumbai, Jul 18 (PTI) Ace tennis player Sania Mirza says she is confident that she can act in films, but she has no intention to enter Bollywood.There has been a lot of speculation regarding a possible biopic on the life of the womens doubles world number one player since a long time.When asked if she can do films in future, Sania told PTI, “I am sure I can, I know that for a long time. But no, I dont think I am going to be doing that.”Sanias autobiography Ace Against Odds was launched by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan here last night. The 29-year-old tennis player refuted reports that filmmaker Farah Khan is planning to make a movie on her.When asked about this, Sania told reporters, “No, nothing like that. Farah is one of my closest friends, people have assumed she is making a film on me because they see us hanging out all the time.”But I think we have had one serious discussion about it ever in our lives and we will see if it is Farah or anybody else, if the biopic has to happen it will happen or not. Right now there is nothing for sure,” she said.Sania, however, said she suggested a few names, including that of Parineeti Chopra and Deepika Padukone, to portray her life on the big screen.”I actually suggested a few names, I said Parineeti, Deepika, Anushka, there are so many young and brave actresses we have today that many of them can do it. I will be honoured if anyone of them could do it. People will assume Parineeti more as me because we are such good friends.”advertisementWhile her autobiography was launched by the “Dabangg” star in Mumbai, superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Parineeti unveiled the book in Hyderabad and Delhi, respectively.When asked if it would have been better had a sports person released the book, Sania said, “Who knows, may be it would have been, but I am very close friends with them.”For me they didnt come as Bollywood stars, they came for me as my friends. I would have loved to have had any other athlete, but the Indian team is right now busy playing at the Caribbean,” she said. PTI JUR NRB GK JCH BASlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool Firmino and Salah strike fear into Porto after Southampton mauling Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 17:00 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Firmino Salah Liverpool Premier League Southampton v Liverpool Southampton Porto v Liverpool Porto UEFA Champions League Mohamed Salah Opinion If the Primeira Liga leaders were analysing Sunday’s match, they would’ve been wowed and worried by the forward duo When Porto sift through the footage of Liverpool’s win over Southampton in preparation for their Champions League tussle with the Reds on Wednesday, they will marvel at Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah before being muddled by how to thwart them.For their first trick at St Mary’s, it was the latter with the supply and the former submitting a sweet finish. It took just six minutes for the Reds duo to disrupt Southampton’s stratagem as they combined to convert a slick counter sparked by Loris Karius.The move was furthered by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Wesley Hoedt failing to cut out his ball into the danger zone, rendering Cedric Soares helpless. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Salah, in possession, drew the defender across and coolly squared a pass to Firmino, who carressed in a left-footed effort from 15 yards out.If the start to the half pained Saints, the end to it pulped them. With 42 minutes on the clock, Joel Matip sent a dissecting ball to Egypt international Salah, who received it on the half turn 25 yards out, flicked it to the frontman and continued his run. Firmino, backheeled in-between Jack Stephens, Hoedt and Soares, into the space for his team-mate to collect.Salah hit a first-time finish past Alex McCarthy to drive Liverpool into a position of command and comfort which their general play didn’t warrant.Southampton had more of the ball, but the visitors had devastating quality on it. Firmino and Salah’s in-sync brilliance painted over the fact that Liverpool’s passing – especially from the midfielders – was as inconsistent as the weather conditions on the south coast, which swung from sunshine to snowstorms within minutes.“I think not brilliant but we were ready for hard work, doing the right things in the right moment,” Jurgen Klopp, celebrating his 50th Premier League victory, said afterwards. “There were a few things we didn’t do too well in the first half, but we scored fantastic goals – that’s how an away game should be. They were two great goals, to be honest.”Firmino goal v SouthamptonThe clinical performance from the pair in the opening 45 was the latest tongue-out, hand-cupped-over-ear salute in the direction of those who spent the summer as well as the early part of the season insisting Liverpool were bankrupt of an attacker capable of delivering 20 goals in a season.With three months of the campaign remaining, Klopp actually has two to count on: Firmino is on that tally, while Salah has already exceeded it by nine. It is only the third occasion in the last 17 seasons when the club have possessed two players that have reached that figure in a single term.They provided a goal, assist and three key passes each on Sunday, with Firmino also contributing a match-high six tackles.“Our boys are important for us,” the Reds boss noted. “What I love is – of course their skills and attitude – but the work-rate is outstanding. Both get the profit from the style of play, that’s for sure as well.“We play in the areas where they like to have the ball and stuff like this. In this strong league, you cannot be third without fantastic players and, yes, they are two of them.”The form of Salah and Firmino will encourage Klopp ahead of the last-16 test at Porto. Moreover, though, the manager could also applaud a steely showing from Virgil van Dijk and Karius.Centre-back Van Dijk, his every action eliciting widespread boos on his return to Southampton, was statuesque in defence while the goalkeeper was solid and proactive between the sticks. It was perhaps poetic that the Netherlands international secured his first clean sheet and victory as a Liverpool player at his former club and in an antagonistic atmosphere.“He did really well, he dealt with the situation fantastically,” Klopp offered on the £75 million signing.“We had a little talk before the game and I asked, ‘What do you think?’ He said, ‘No, I’m fine boss’. I don’t want to make him nervous if he isn’t nervous and obviously he wasn’t and that’s good.”Van Dijk KloppKarius, meanwhile, is benefiting from a run of games and the assertion that he is Liverpool’s No.1. It was the German’s quick throw that birthed the opener, while he thwarted a far-post header from James Ward-Prowse and blocked Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s effort on the half-volley.“As a Liverpool ‘keeper you need special moments to convince the people and there were at least two of them – and with the first pass for the first goal, there are three situations we can bring on his bill,” said Klopp.As the game wore on, the Merseysiders should have at least multiplied the scoreline, but they managed the fixture well to move back into third, slicing the difference to Manchester United to two points.With the focus shifting to continental ambitions in midweek, Liverpool need another stellar showing from their goalscoring aces and defensive leader at Porto. The midfield can’t afford to disappear for large swathes again, while Karius, like Firmino and Salah, has to build up a body of work to still the cynics. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

first_imgDrue Tranquill, Daelin Hayes and other Notre Dame football defenders make a gang tackle against Vanderbilt.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 15: Khari Blasingame #23 of the Vanderbilt Commodores is stopped by Notre Dame Fighting Irish defenders including Khalid Kareem #53, Daelin Hayes #9 and Drue Tranquill #23 at Notre Dame Stadium on September 15, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Entering National Signing Day today, Notre Dame football’s 2019 recruiting class is pretty well situated.10 future members of the Fighting Irish enrolled last month, giving them the chance to get a jump on classes and participate in spring football.Another 11 members of the class, ranked 12th in the country right now, signed their Letters of Intent back in December, locking them in with Notre Dame.Brian Kelly and his staff aren’t done yet, though.Four-star defensive end Isaiah Foskey is committing later today, and Notre Dame may be the favorite.Over at 247Sports, Foskey is the No. 211 player in the 2019 class.The De La Salle High School star is the No. 28 player in California, and No. 13 among weak-side defensive ends in the class.All 18 crystal ball predictions have him heading to the Fighting Irish, over Cal, Michigan, Ohio State, and Washington. From 247Sports:Concord (Calif.) De La Salle four-star defensive end Isaiah Foskey will announce his commitment during a live broadcast from his high school that will be aired on ESPNU between the 3 and 4 pm ET hour. All signs point toward the Fighting Irish beating Washington, Ohio State, Michigan and Cal for his services.National Signing Day is no longer the huge spectacle it was a few years ago, thanks to the December early signing period, but there are still some big recruits to be had. For Notre Dame, Foskey is the main target, barring a big surprise.[247Sports]last_img read more

first_img Next World Cup 2019: Never forget the joy of playing, says Virat Kohli after spending time with kidsIndian captain Virat Kohli had a few learnings to share from a session that he spent with kids while leading India’s campaign at the World Cup 2019advertisement Asian News International New DelhiJune 20, 2019UPDATED: June 20, 2019 21:34 IST Kohli and Rahul seem delighted to spend time with kids (Twitter: @imvkohli)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli is leading India’s campaign in the World Cup 2019Kohli and KL Rahul spent time with kids in England during break from matchesThe skipper shared the picture along with an emotional message on TwitterVirat Kohli on Thursday shared absolute joy as the India skipper spent some time with kids on the sidelines of the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.In a Tweet, Kohli said there is honesty and commitment in whatever kids do. He also added that the biggest learning is to “never forget the joy of playing” cricket.”Spending time with kids is an absolute joy and an opportunity to contribute to their journey in some way. Such honesty and commitment in whatever kids do. So much to learn as well and the biggest learning is to never forget the joy of playing this great game,” Kohli tweeted.Spending time with kids is an absolute joy and an opportunity to contribute to their journey in some way. Such honesty and commitment in whatever kids do. So much to learn as well and the biggest learning is to Never forget the joy of playing this great game. Kohli (@imVkohli) June 20, 2019Kohli-led India currently sit at the fourth position in the World Cup standings with seven points. The Men in Blue have won three games so far and shared points with New Zealand as the fixture was abandoned due to rain.India will next take on Afghanistan on June 22 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Team India warms up in style ahead of Afghanistan clashAlso Read | Pitches for white ball cricket in England are flattest in world: Jasprit BumrahFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow KL RahulFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

first_img Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer center_img How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash To think there’s a brewery in one historic American firehouse is cool. To know there are two breweries in historic Engine House No. 9s is a whole different kind of awesome. E9 Brewery is located in Tacoma, Washington’s Engine House No. 9,  a building built in 1907 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.A few thousand miles away in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Mitten Brewing Company also calls an Engine House No. 9 home. (We’re not kidding.) The Mitten’s firehouse was built in 1890 and is supposedly home to a well-documented ghost, making it slightly weirder.There are plenty more breweries located in old firehouses across the country, including Tenacity Brewing in Flint, Michigan; Firehouse Brewing in Rapid City, South Dakota; and Lost Kingdom Brewery & Firehouse Tap Room in Ovid, New York.Funeral HomeNot far from the Mitten in Grand Rapids is Brewery Vivant, a Belgian- and French-inspired brewery located in an old funeral home. Luckily for patrons, the brewery now looks more like a monastery than a morgue, but if you catch yourself thinking about it too long, it can still give you the creeps as you sip your farmhouse ale.ChurchAmy Ellis PhotographyAtwater Brewing in Detroit opened its second taproom — and small brewing system — in an old church in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. The mostly German-inspired brewery went great lengths to ensure many of the architectural nuances of the church remained intact. Atwater’s other locations aren’t traditional retail either: a former warehouse for its original Detroit location, the first floor of a historic hotel in Grand Rapids, and the soon-to-be Detroit Metropolitan Airport.Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh made similar efforts and now boast swanky digs in a former Roman Catholic church. Other church breweries include Urban Artifact and Taft’s Ale House, both in Cincinnati; Salt Springs Brewery in Saline, Michigan; McMenamin’s Old Church Brewery in Wilsonville, Oregon; St. Joseph Brewery & Public House in Indianapolis; and Back Pew near Houston.Baseball StadiumOne just has to take a look at The Sandlot in Denver’s Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, to see the quintessential baseball stadium brewery — it’s actually in an old warehouse, which is part of the stadium. The Sandlot, of course, is home to Blue Moon, a beer many craft fans owe their love to, despite its Miller ownership. The Sandlot has also concocted many other amazing award-winning beers, all right there near a Major League field.In Louisville, Kentucky, Against the Grain goes, well, against the grain of the bourbon-loving hometown in an old train station attached to Louisville Slugger Field, headquarters for Louisville Bats (the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds). The brewery’s name might have something to do with the Louisville Slugger factory down the road, but who knows.Train StationAgainst the Grain isn’t the only brewery in an old train station. The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery is in an old restored train depot in Reno, Nevada. Built in 1910, the depot sat empty for much of the time following its closure in 1937. By the time The Depot owners took over, the building was dilapidated, full of graffiti, and had been on the verge of being torn down. Today, it’s a beacon of a district full of breweries.In Chicago, Flossmoor Station turned a train station, built in 1906, into a pretty sweet brewery too. Considering there are more than 6,500 breweries in the United States, it makes sense that some have taken up residence in spaces you might not have previously considered “brewery-ready.”The reason for this often comes down to money and availability. It takes a lot of space and upfront capital to get a brewhouse in operation, and owners often look for some cheap real estate. That leads many to industrial areas and odd buildings. While it’s more common now to find a brewery in a strip mall, it’s not unusual to find one in a noteworthy setting: cruise ships, banks, former truck depots, former Navy mess halls, casinos, car dealerships, and more.Below you’ll find some of the most bizarre locations for breweries — there’s so many, it was an unenviable task to narrow down this list.Engine House No. 9last_img read more

first_imgMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Government is moving to widen dental care to rural areas and to the most vulnerable in the society, and is also ensuring that the sector receives significant upgrading, in order to protect the safety of the public. Delivering the opening address at the 49th Annual Convention of the Jamaica Dental Association (JDA), held on Thursday, May 2, at the Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, the Minister said reform of the dental sector is on a priority list, and that the post of Director of Dental Services has been elevated to Chief Dental Officer. “Amendment of the Dental Act, and the Regulations (will be undertaken), as part of the modernization of dentistry in Jamaica, in order to protect the public’s safety, through the setting and enforcement of reliable and consistent standards. I will also ensure the establishment of a national dental examination Board, which will be responsible for ensuring high competent standards,” the Minister said. “The work is at an advanced stage; we have now received comments from the Attorney General’s Chambers, and we expect some early movement. I call on the leadership in the dental sector to make haste in doing the necessary submissions that should have come out of previous consultations,” Dr. Ferguson urged. The Minister explained that the reform process would achieve a relevant and modern framework to govern and regulate oral health service in Jamaica, and give it importance as other areas in the medical arena, while extending oral care to underserved sections of the island. “I am working to ensure that dental services will be a parallel system to that of medicine,” the Minister said. Dr. Ferguson noted that in line with the reform process, a new Dental Council, Dental Auxiliary Advisory Board and a Dental Appeals Tribunal were recently appointed. By Garfield Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgLANGFORD, B.C. — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says Alberta may be the best place to boost refining capacity to increase a supply of fuel to the province.The price of gasoline has been rising in B.C. for the last month and the cost for a litre of gas in Metro Vancouver has been hovering around $1.70.Horgan says part of the problem is there’s too much demand and not enough supply, but adds that a 30-cent rise in gas prices in the last three months appears to be a result of gouging by oil companies.The premier says most refineries are close to the source of the product and because Alberta has more expertise, that may be the better location for new refining capacity.In 2014, B.C. newspaper mogul David Black had proposed a $13-billion oil refinery on B.C.’s northern coast, and Horgan says he encourages Black to bring the plan forward to go through the regulatory and environmental process.Metro Vancouver drivers pay over 50 cents a litre in taxes to the federal and provincial governments and for carbon and transit taxes. (CHNL) The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgOne Direction’s Niall Horan has signed up for Soccer Aid 2016 and will join forces with Premier League winning Manager, Claudio Ranieri as Assistant Manager to the Rest of the World.The Irish singer-songwriter will go head to head with fellow bandmate, Louis Tomlinson who is playing for England.Niall says: “It’s an absolute honour to be asked to be involved with such a fantastic charity and this game has become a major event on the calendar for the last 10 years. I’m absolutely delighted to be a part of the Rest of World team and Mr Ranieri’s management team. We have a great team this year and I’m sure the boys are looking forward to the challenge. It’s going to be a great week.”The electrifying football match will take place on Sunday 5th June and broadcast live on ITV from Manchester United’s legendary Old Trafford Stadium, all in aid of UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation.Niall joins The Rest of the World squad which will be led once again by Unicef UK Ambassador and Captain Michael Sheen. He will be backed up on the pitch by Michelin-starred Chef Gordon Ramsay, pop star and presenter Nicky Byrne plus Kiss FM and ITV presenter Rickie Haywood-Williams.The Rest Of The World team will also have a FIFA World Cup Winning captain, Brazilian Legend and their most capped player Cafu. He is joined by Manchester United favourites Jaap Stam and Dimitar Berbatov, Dutch midfield dynamo Edgar Davids, former Barcelona and Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto’o plus Germany and Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann – who will be looking to make it two Soccer Aid wins in a row for Rest of The World.Whilst band mate Louis Tomlinson will play for England alongside pop star Olly Murs, TV and Heart FM presenter Mark Wright, pop star and presenter Marvin Humes; comedian Paddy McGuinness, Jonathan Wilkes, GMB’s Ben Shephard, comedians Jack Whitehall and John Bishop, TV and Heart FM presenter Jamie Theakston in goal and coach Bradley Walsh.Jose Mourinho will manage the England team alongside Sam Allardyce and Unicef UK Ambassador Robbie Williams.The England Legends signed-up for Soccer Aid 2016 will include: Liverpool icons Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler and former Manchester United star Phil Neville; David Seaman and his former Arsenal team-mate Sol Campbell – all hoping to wrestle back the much coveted Soccer Aid trophy.The tenth anniversary match promises to be bigger, better and bolder than ever before, as the world’s biggest stars from sport, music, television and film play in a jaw-dropping game to raise money and vital support for Unicef’s work for children in danger.Tickets now on sale for Soccer Aid 2016, call 0845 456 2016 or visit fee applies. Calls charged at 0.75p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.Go to to find out more.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A 19-year-old youth was allegedly shot dead in Barakhamba Road on Saturday. Police have arrested the deceased’s friends in the case.The investigation revealed that during the incident, one of the accused was making a video in which he was flaunting pistol. According to police, the deceased, identified as Salman, died after he was fatally wounded by a pistol inside a Creta car. Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said that they have arrested Sohail, Aamir and Sharif in the case. Last night, Salman along with his friends Sohail and Amir went out for a drive to India Gate. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Sohail was making Tik Tok video (a media app for creating and sharing short videos) in which he was flaunting pistol. But the pistol went off shooting the deceased,” said DCP New Delhi. A fact came out that after the incident, the two friends panicked and drove to a relatives’ place. “We are investigating the sequence of the event,” police said. DCP further said Aamir was found involved in the destruction of evidence in the case. Sharif was arrested for disposing the blood-stained clothes, the officer said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPolice further said that on Saturday night, the three friends went in the car. Later, the cops were alerted about the incident from the hospital where deceased was taken. Following which they reached the hospital. After questioning the accused, the police arrested them and also reportedly recovered the country-made pistol. It is also being suspected that one of the accused Sohail had driven bleeding Salman from Ranjit Singh flyover, where the shooting took place, to LNJP hospital. The investigation is also going on whether one of the accused changed clothes. Salman’s body has been kept at the hospital and post-mortem will be done on Monday. Police are also investigating whether the bullet was fired accidentally or with an intent to kill. The investigating agency is probing how they procured the pistol. The city police have registered a case under appropriate sections of IPC. According to police, Salman lived with his parents in New Jaffrabad area. His father has a businessman of leather jackets. Salman was the youngest member of his family and has an elder brother and a sister. According to the deceased’s family member, recently Salman’s elder sister got married and the family was living happily. “Salman was helping his father with the business. This incident has broken us from inside,” said a family member.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: “I want my life,” Bilkis Bano said on Wednesday at a Press conference here when asked whether she wants to take up the offer of a government job and house that the Supreme Court has asked the Gujarat government to provide for her.In a first for India, the highest court in the country ordered the Gujarat government on Tuesday to pay Bano Rs 50 lakh as compensation, a government job and housing in an area of her choice. At the press conference, Bano also said she intends to use a part of the money awarded to her as compensation to set up a foundation in her daughter Saleha’s name, who was murdered in front of her along with 13 other family members by a mob during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A three-and-a-half-year-old Saleha was murdered by smashing her head on a rock, as the five-month-pregnant Bano, who was being gang-raped, watched helplessly. Bano gave birth to her daughter months after the incident, and she said her 16-year-old daughter now wants to become a lawyer. Supreme Court lawyer Shobha Gupta, who took up Bano’s case in 2003 and was instrumental in getting the compensation for her, said this judgment will definitely set a precedent for victims of such crimes who sue for compensations. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KGupta said the 17-year struggle has been extremely painful for her and all people involved specifically because of repeated discussions and research on the nature of the crime, which was required for this victory. Addressing media persons, an emotional Bano said, “I am glad that the Supreme Court has recognised and acknowledged the struggles I have seen, felt and fought through for 17 years.” “And when you see your entire family being killed in front of you, the courage to fight for justice comes naturally. You end up not having anything to lose,” Bano said, replying to journalists who were in awe of how she could have kept at it for so long. She said that it is a monumental victory for the court to have acknowledged the Gujarat government’s massive failure in her protecting her constitutional rights.last_img read more

OTTAWA — An alliance of First Nations leaders is preparing to fight proposed new pipelines both in the courts and through unspecified direct action.Native leaders from both Canada and the United States were on Parliament Hill on Wednesday to underline their opposition to both the Northern Gateway and Keystone XL pipelines.[np_storybar title=”With First Nations envoy, Tories aim to divide and conquer on energy projects” link=”″%5DThere is no deadlier combination for resources developers than opposition from a joint front of environmentalists and First Nations.In what appears to be a divide-and-conquer strategy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named a special representative Tuesday to investigate first hand why First Nations in British Columbia are so opposed to energy infrastructure projects, including the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline.Continue reading . . . [/np_storybar]The first would tie the Alberta oil sands to the West Coast, while the second would send bitumen to refineries on the American Gulf Coast.Some of the chiefs brushed off the federal government’s appointment this week of a special envoy to look at tensions between natives and the energy industry.Vancouver-based lawyer Doug Eyford is to focus on energy infrastructure in Western Canada, but some native leaders say he has no credibility.He is to examine First Nations concerns about the troubled Northern Gateway proposal, as well as the development of liquid natural gas plants, marine terminals and other energy infrastructure in British Columbia and Alberta.He will discuss environmental protection, jobs and economic development, and First Nations rights to a share of the wealth from natural resources.Some native chiefs, however, said Eyford has already failed. Although he is also the federal government’s chief negotiator on comprehensive land claims, they said he hasn’t accomplished much on that file.Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation said natives are determined to block the pipelines.“It’s going to be a long, hot summer,” he said at a news conference.“We have a lot of issues at stake.”Phil Lane Jr. of the American Yankton Sioux, said native groups south of the border will stand with their Canadian cousins.“We’re going to stop these pipelines on way or another,” he said.Chief Martin Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in northern B.C., said the pipeline opponents will never back down.“If we have to keep going to court, we’ll keep doing that,” he said.He said the stakes are high and go beyond native issues.“We’re the ones that’s going to save whatever we have left of this earth,” he said.Chief Reuben George of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation on Vancouver Island said it’s time to act against the federal government’s resource development agenda.“We, as a nation, have to wake up,” he said. “We have to wake up to the crazy decisions that this government’s making to change the world in a negative way.” read more

first_img Share21 Tweet Email Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP George W Bush isn’t impressed with Trump’s criticism of the media Influential Trump aide Steve Bannon is fond of referring to the media as the “opposition party.” 29 Comments 23,092 Views Monday 27 Feb 2017, 11:01 PM Image: Press Association FORMER US PRESIDENT George W Bush offered a tacit criticism of his successor Donald Trump today, in rare public comments regarding politics and the media.The 43rd president – who had his own battles with the press while in office – rejected Trump’s assertion that the media are the “enemy of the American people.”“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. That we need the media to hold people like me to account,” Bush, who did not vote for Trump, told NBC’s Today program.Trump’s inflammatory remarks have been criticised as authoritarian, but the media remains a popular whipping boy for his supporters.Amid wave after wave of leaks from his White House and probing reports on his campaign’s links with Russia, Trump has repeatedly decried the media as “fake news.”Influential Trump aide Steve Bannon is fond of referring to the media as the “opposition party.”Bush responded to that sentiment by saying “power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.”Bush also described Trump’s comments as undercutting America’s efforts to promote democracy and the free press abroad.© – AFP 2017Read: Louis Walsh’s brother crash lands helicopter safely in New JerseyRead: Trump proposes a massive $54 billion increase in US military spending Image: Press Association Feb 27th 2017, 11:01 PM last_img read more

first_imgJames Dimitrious Gargasoulas accused of killing six people in a rampage in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall on 20 January 2017, is said to be mentally unfit to stand trial.In an investigation hearing at the Supreme Court of Victoria on Wednesday, consultant psychiatrist Lester Walton told a jury that Gargasoulas is schizophrenic and continues to have delusions, stating that the 28-year-old believes “he is the second coming of Christ”.“He has cosmological, Aboriginal and religious beliefs that he is the messiah and it’s all mixed up together,” Walton said, reports The Guardian Australia.To back up the claim, a letter written by Gargasoulas was read out by his defence barrister, Theo Alexander: “To all spiritual people, this is the most important spiritual information as promised by a Jesus in the holy Bible”.The letter continued: “I was born for a reason” to “reveal the truth” and “have the scales removed from your eyes”.Meanwhile in another letter, he referred to himself as “King James George Gargasoulas” and “ruler of the universe”.“Are these views that you believe he genuinely believes?” justice Lex Lasry asked the psychiatrist, to which Walton replied “Yes, your honour”.“He has said straightforwardly to me that he is the messiah,” he revealed.In addition to the six counts of murder, Gargasoulas is also facing 28 charges of attempted murder amongst other charges.The hearing continues. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgNéandertal maîtrisait le feu, contrairement à ses prédécesseursPubliée lundi 14 mars dans Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, une étude américano-néerlandaise passant en revue de nombreux sites archéologiques, montre chez l’homme de Néandertal une utilisation soutenue et habile du feu, que ne pratiquaient pas les espèces humaines qui l’ont précédé en Europe.  Paola Villa, conservatrice au Muséum d’histoire naturelle de l’Université du Colorado, et le Pr Wil Roebroeks, de l’Université de Leiden, aux Pays-Bas, ont visité des dizaines de sites néandertaliens, écumé les bibliothèques d’Europe et des États-Unis et pris contact avec d’autres chercheurs pour mener une enquête sur la domestication du feu chez les anciens hommes préhistoriques du Vieux continent.À lire aussiL’étrange comportement d’une flamme dans l’espaceIls ont répertorié 141 sites de l’Europe d’il y a 1,2 million d’années à 35.000 ans, présentant potentiellement des traces de foyer, et les ont ensuite classés selon leur pertinence, s’appuyant sur des indices comme la présence de charbon de bois, d’objets en pierre chauffée ou d’os brûlés, ainsi que sur de multiples méthodes de datation.Résultats : aucune trace d’utilisation du feu chez les premiers hominidés – tels Homo heidelbergenis –  à avoir peuplé l’Europe avant – 400.000 ans environ, malgré le climat rigoureux qui y régnait. En revanche, l’étude confirme une utilisation quotidienne et avisée du feu chez Néandertal à partir de cette période, avec notamment des traces de cuisine et la fabrication d’une colle destinée à fixer les lames de pierre sur des manches ou des hampes en bois, élaborée à partir d’écorce de bouleau chauffée.  Le 16 mars 2011 à 20:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLa navette Atlantis s’est désamarrée de l’ISSTôt ce mardi, la dernière navette américaine toujours en activité s’est désamarrée avec succès de la Station spatiale Internationale (ISS), entamant ainsi son retour vers la Terre, a indiqué la Nasa. L’ultime désamarrage d’une navette spatiale américaine de la Station spatiale internationale a eu lieu tôt ce matin, nous informe la Nasa. Atlantis s’est détachée comme prévu de l’ISS à 6h28 GMT 350 kilomètres à la verticale du Pacifique. “Nous avons une séparation physique des deux vaisseaux”, a alors indiqué le commentateur de la télévision de la Nasa.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAHier, à la fermeture du sas qui sépare l’orbiteur de l’ISS, l’un des deux astronautes américains de l’équipage permanent de la station a déclaré : “Nous fermons ce sas et un chapitre dans l’histoire de notre nation”.En effet, après une mission de 13 jours dans l’espace, dont l’objectif principal était de ravitailler les stocks de l’ISS pour un an (soit 3,7 tonnes de vivres, d’équipements et de pièces de rechange), la dernière des navettes spatiales américaines toujours en activité atterrira pour la dernière fois jeudi matin, clôturant ainsi une aventure de 30 ans puisqu’elle ira ensuite au musée rejoindre ces congénères Discovery et Endeavour.Le 19 juillet 2011 à 11:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgAt one point in time Wildlife Wonderland was a bustling family fun park where people could gather to see many of Australia’s indigenous animals, but those days have long since passed. Today, the buildings are abandoned and the animals are all gone. Except for one.While exploring the creepy abandoned ghost town, some locals were surprised to find a massive great white shark that had been left to sit in a large formaldehyde filled tank until the zombie apocalypse breaks out. The entire scene is The Shining level creepy because obviously you’re just waiting for the thing to reanimate and break the glass.Still waiting.last_img

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first_imgRelated posts:Guatemala’s Pérez Molina clings to power despite unprecedented pressure to resign Guatemalan legislative commission recommends lifting President Pérez Molina’s immunity Guatemala prosecutor confident President Pérez Molina will be removed from office, charged with graft In Guatemala’s capital, little enthusiasm for country’s next president Recommended: Guatemala’s former President Pérez Molina to stand trial Dec. 21; until then, jailGUATEMALA CITY – A millionaire businessman battling to reach the runoff in Guatemala’s turbulent presidential election alleged Thursday that the down-to-the-wire ballot count from the first round has been falsified by fraud.“The signs of fraud are blatantly obvious,” said conservative candidate Manuel Baldizón, who four days after the vote is still locked in a neck-and-neck race for runner-up with former First Lady Sandra Torres of the social democratic party.He alleged a “double counting system” was in place — a claim the country’s top election official said was baseless.It was the latest twist in a race already rocked by months of protests against ex-President Otto Pérez Molina, his 11th-hour resignation and arrest on corruption charges, and the surprise first-round win of comedian and political outsider Jimmy Morales.With 99.07 percent of the ballots counted from Sunday’s election, Morales had 23.85 percent of the vote, Torres 19.76 percent and Baldizón 19.65 percent, officials said. That means Morales, a conservative, will face either Torres or Baldizón in a runoff on Oct. 25. But with just 5,523 votes separating the latter two, the race remains too close to call, officials said.See: In Guatemala’s capital, little enthusiasm for country’s next presidentA ‘friend’ told himBaldizón said his campaign has requested the results sheets from all 2,700 polling stations.“A friend said to me, ‘They’re stealing the election from us,’” he said.Electoral tribunal chief Julio Solorzano dismissed the allegation.“If they believe there’s fraud, let them prove it,” he told journalists.Election officials have said they will finish reviewing the ballot count Friday and announce the results at a press conference.Former President Pérez Molina, meanwhile, appealed a judge’s ruling to jail him pending trial. His lawyer said jailing the retired general violated his rights and was unnecessary because he did not pose a flight risk.Prosecutors and investigators from a U.N. commission tasked with fighting high-level graft in the Central American country accuse Pérez Molina of orchestrating a scheme in which businesses paid bribes to corrupt officials in exchange for illegal discounts on their customs duty.The scheme collected $3.8 million in bribes between May 2014 and April 2015, including $800,000 each to Pérez Molina and jailed ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti, prosecutors allege. Facebook Commentslast_img read more